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Oct 262017

Trip 31 Oct 21-28 Accurate/Seeker (7-day) Oct 26 PM Report

October 26th, 2017|Categories: Trip Reports|

Hello all,

Our final day here at the island we had some action midday and late in the day. Plenty of opportunities to pull on 100 pound class yellowfin tuna. Our goal for the trip was to have everyone on board land a quality yellowfin this trip. We came close to that goal on the final day.                   

Here is a photo of EZ and Joe with the last two fish of the day. 

We are headed north to try for a kelp paddie tomorrow and hopefully we can get some action on smaller tuna and dorado.

Team Searcher

Oct 262017

Trip 31 Oct 21-28 Accurate/Seeker (7-day) Oct 26 Midday Report

October 26th, 2017|Categories: Trip Reports|

Hello all,

Great weather again today! Sunny skies and calm conditions. We landed a few yellowtail this morning, and while we were focused on yellowtail, Seeker Rods rep Fred Brandt hooked a yellowfin tuna. He handed it over to Bryan Short from Vacaville. Bryan fought the fish until he was tired and then Fred took over for a while. Brian tried again and then Capt Art took over and landed the fish. Here are Fred,Bryan and Gary with the 140 pound tuna. It was caught on a Seeker rod and an Accurate reel and 80 pound line.

Not only did Bryan tag a nice yellowfin tuna, he also won an Accurate product reel that Gary Gillingham brought!

More later,

Team Searcher

Oct 262017

Trip 31 Oct 21-28 Accurate/Seeker (7-day) Oct 25 PM Report

October 26th, 2017|Categories: Trip Reports|

Oct 25, 2017

Hello all,

Today was different day with not much action. There wasn’t very much tuna seen today. We did land 2 nice fish today. On Gary Gillingham’s birthday he hooked a nice fish and handed it to Eric Streich from Sacramento. Eric handed it off to the crew and they finished the fight. Kenny and R2 tag-teamed and landed this 148 pound tuna with a ATD 12 Accurate reel and a Seeker rod. 

Hoping for a few more tuna tomorrow.

Team Searcher

 
Oct 252017

Trip 31 (Oct 21-28) Accurate/Seeker (7 day) Oct 25 AM Report

October 25th, 2017|Categories: Trip Reports|

Hello anglers:

One of our long-time customers, Bob Bower, had a great morning. First Bob landed a nice 30 pound yellowtail, and the next fish he caught was 160 pound yellowfin tuna! Capt Art helped Bob around the anchor line several times and then we finally landed his fish of a lifetime.

Here he is with Capt Art and his beautiful tuna!

More later,
Team Searcher

Oct 242017

Trip 31 Oct 21-28 Accurate/Seeker (7-day) Oct 24 PM Report

October 24th, 2017|Categories: Trip Reports|

Hello all,

We had some action this afternoon on yellowfin tuna. Plenty of chances for a few hours but we had trouble landing them. We hope that tomorrow is a different day and we land more yellowtail and tuna. Here is Jeff Nagel, the winner of an Accurate reel with pro staffer Gary Gillingham. Jeff landed the first tuna over 100 pounds today so that made him eligible for the 400 series two-speed reel from our great sponsors at Accurate Fishing Products.

Team Searcher

Oct 232017

Trip 31 Oct 21-28 Accurate/Seeker (7-day) Oct 23 PM Report

October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Trip Reports|

Hello all,

Great tuna fishing this afternoon. Steady action on 75-130 pound yellowfin! Lots of hook-ups and plenty of opportunities for everyone. Flyline sardines with 80 pound line and fluorocarbon to match with a 4/0 Owner super mutu circle hook.

Here is Janice Krause from San Clemente with her first tuna of the trip. 

Hoping to repeat the fishing tomorrow.

Team Searcher

 
Oct 232017

Trip 31 Oct 21-28 Accurate/Seeker (7-day) Oct 23 Midday Report

October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Trip Reports|

Hello all,

We tried for yellowtail this morning and had some chances at quality yellows. Fish were landed on flyline mackerel and 60-80 pound line and dropper loops with 80-100 pound line. There were some personal bests landed this morning! Here’s Dale Davis from Napa with a 40 pound yellowtail caught on a mackerel and a dropper loop set-up.

More later, headed for the tuna zone.

Capt Art & Team Searcher

Oct 232017

Trip 31 Oct 21-28 (7-day) Oct 22 PM Report

October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Trip Reports|

Hello anglers:

We started our first afternoon at Guadalupe Island today. We had good action on yellowfin tuna in the 80-135 pound range. We had several bites and plenty of opportunities to land them–it was a great start to our trip! The weather is awesome with sunny skies and no wind.

Accurate Small LogoWe are fortunate to have Accurate Fishing Products and Seeker Rods as sponsors of this trip. There were plenty of giveaways yesterday while we were traveling!

Seeker Logo SmallGary Gillingham, pro-staffer from Accurate, had goodie bags for everyone. And Fred Brandt from Seeker Rods had hats and shirts for everyone as well. Gary is giving away reels and Fred has rods to give away as well….lucky anglers!

 

Both Gary and Fred landed fish this afternoon. Here is Gary with a 108-pound tuna landed on 80 pound line and a ATD 12 Accurate reel. trip31garytuna

Fred’s fish is 125 pounds.

Looking forward to tomorrow,

Captain Art and Team Searcher

Oct 212017

Trip 30 Oct 14-21, 2017 (7-day) Ultra Limited Load Jackpot Results!

October 21st, 2017|Categories: Trip Reports|

Congratulations to the winners of the jackpot for Trip 30 7-day ultra-limited load to Guadalupe Island:

  1. Bruce Gothar – Hemet, CA – 124# yellowfin tuna
  2. Joe Tyler – Long Beach, CA – 123# yellowfin tuna
  3. Chris Mohs – Ventura, CA – 118# yellowfin tuna