05-26-2015

Spring is the new fall

After just finishing up on one of the most memorable wahoo seasons ever, today’s taste felt like it never ended. Harold Shuman got the day started with his first ever wahoo which turned out to not be a fluke catch. A few more strikes/stops gave everyone a great opportunity to bag one if these fall time exotics. When the smoked cleared, twelve lucky anglers had the right to celebrate this rare opportunity. Along with the wahoo action the rest of us had fun doing a little yanking and cranking on some spring time yellowtail. Sticking to our schedule, we called it around lunch continuing to our next destination where everyone hopes to have some more fun.

Enjoying the weather,

The guys
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05-25-2015

Start up kit

We arrived on scene just after lunch,  and positivity was high as our weather came down like a light switch. A few hours into getting a lay of the land though, we came to realize it wasn’t going to be easy – tough conditions along with a few toothy enemies didn’t help. But fortunately it wasn’t a total poke in the eye, the gang was still able to pull on a few good grade yellows to get the blood pumping. We’re hoping things straighten out for the morning because we are going to spend the night and give it hell tomorrow. Two long time fishing buddies Dave hoag and Eddie aubuchon both show off a couple of slugs yellows to kick it off.

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The guys

05-24-2015

We are kicking off the season’s first eight day and spent the day traveling down in a breezy conditions. It wasn’t exactly the best working weather, but we did manage to scrape up a couple handfuls of school grade yellowfin in our travels and after running out of jig strikes we continued south in hopes they will be waiting for us on the backside of things -excited for tomorrow in hopes of getting to work.

Ready

The guys

Home

 

May jpThe guys returned this morning – unloaded their catch at a leisurely pace as there was no other dock activity.  Many repeats for next season’s trip and what a great gang of guys.  Thank you

Congrats to jackpot winners:

1st place    Don Galusha   207lbs (one of two 200lbers caught within 15 minutes of each other)

2nd place   John Arndt     204lbs

3rd place    Charles Shaffer   195lbs

Honorable Mention:  Galen Steward   250lbs

Appreciate everyone coming out and look for posts beginning next weekend when Captain Ray takes the reins for an 8 day departing on Saturday, May 23.

American Angler

 

 

5/12/15

We had tough conditions again today as it took everybody’s best to remain poised and not  get frustrated. The current was ripping as strong as we have ever seen it down here which resulted in giant spectra ball tangles. If it wasn’t for this group’s cohesiveness and the crew’s patience, it could have been worse. We lost a few big ones and boated some smaller ones as the whole group poses with Charlie’s 191lb fish as a token of this groups unity.

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5/11/15

photo2Fishing has been tough, but on the other hand we have been able to stay in one place and fish for quality tuna and not be bothered too much by sharks. We scratched all day one at a time but there was always the chance that your next bait would be eaten by a quality fish. John Arndt did his time at the rail and caught a nice 165 lb fish in the morning and then stuck with it and was rewarded with this nice 204 pound beauty.

The guys

5/10/2015

We’re still scratching fish but very fortunate to be able open the hatch, coupled with the fact that everyone is getting along well and we have beautiful weather.  We had tuna up to 240lbs and hoping for a better day tomorrow

The Guys

 

5/9/15

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Pretty tough fishing again for the fleet as 5 fish over a hundred was all we could muster. All of our regulars aboard get it as all we can do is keep moving and trying. We did not have opportunities for any kodak moments so we through in a few pictures of our regulars. Wish us luck para mañana thanks.

The guys

 

 

5/8/15

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We boated a few good fish in the dark but after daylight we struggled. There was sign of life but that nice grade of fish that we were scratching at, never came around. One 65lb fish later….. we took off in search for greener pastures.  Bill Graham was spent after doing a great job on his 175lb fish this morning as the ones we got were quality but there just is not enough of them.

The guys