It was a quick haul out this year – clean up the bottom, survey the boat, coast guard inspection, paint the bottom and back to the dock. Work grinds to a screeching halt as we all head up to Long Beach for a week and then round 2 of boat work begins. She is getting a partial indoor facelift…bathroom remodel(woohoo!), upholstery and wifi has finally caught up with us – to be installed before the April 14 day trip upcoming.
Come see us at the American Angler booth at the Fred Hall Show in Long Beach next week from Wed March 5 – Sunday March 9. Stop by to shoot the breeze about a trip you already did or look at an upcoming trip that you want to take or talk fish, bait, tackle….that’s what makes the show a good time!
Thank you everyone for an amazing season – we are so grateful for you all!!
When the boat backed in this morning – it was great to see everyone that came to greet their “people”. They began unloading fish and wow, they had some beasts ….all in excellent shape.
An always gigantic shout out of appreciation to our friend, Ken Corwin, who keeps the dream alive (along with Wes) on his 2.5, 7, 12 and 14 day trips!!
Everyone on this trip was a winner, but the jackpot recipients are below:
1st place Ken Corwin 269lb yft
2nd place Zeke Harloff 273lb yft
3rd place Mike Barrera 281lb yft
Now it should be time for a well deserved rest for these guys – and they will be going home at night after long days in the boatyard – but they are hauling out next week which will keep them busy. There are some major projects slated for boat work this year including wi-fi install and a redo on the bathrooms – so check back for progress.
They will be taking a week off from boatwork (March 5 – 9) during which time they will be trading in their Dickie pants for dress slacks to say hi to everyone at the Long Beach Fred Hall Show….so stop by!
And everyone that was on Ken’s trip – enjoy your sushi/poke/or whatever your flavor is…!!
5:30am eta and the coffee will be on….come down and see friends and family that have been away for two weeks!
We have had the good fortune of great weather and outstanding fishing this entire trip. Today was our last day and we couldn’t ask for a better note to end this trip on…there were lots of bites and the opportunity to catch was there.
We had tuna from 110 – 195lbs and 5 more cows to wrap it up. Clyde with a 200lber on the dot, Harold Guy had a 202.5, Joe Rubio a 222,
Jay Love is bringing home a 243.5 and Zeke topped the charts with a 273.
We are heading up the line and looking forward to seeing everyone back at the dock.
The weather continues to be perfect for us this trip and today we were able to catch a few of those cows that we were hoping for:
John Wilson had a 202.5, Troy Downey a 215, Clyde-Bobby Wickham a 237, our very own Ken Corwin with a 269 and leading the parade again is newcomer Mike Barrera with a 281.
Everyone else gratefully enjoyed fishing 120 – 170lbers!
Today was a fresh start in a new area and we were able to get settled in and make a day of it. We landed tuna from 150 – 206lbs….with the talk of the boat being our sweetheart angler, Marianne Harris, who caught a 204 and a 206lber!!
Our weather is nice and we have high hopes for tomorrow.
Again today we enjoyed nice action on 70 – 110lb tuna, with big fish honors going to Mike Barrera for a 180lber. The weather is great and while we appreciate the grade fish that we have been catching, we are moving on in hopes of a trophy or two.
Everyone is doing fine
We had another good day of fishing, highlighted by Bill Salyer’s 211lber. We had a handful of 150-186lb tuna and then scratched out 70-100lbers through out the day. Weather is nice, action has been steady and all is well on the American Angler.
The guys checked in last night after their first day on the grounds and sounds like it was a good one. Right out of the gate,
Master Chief Crampton had a 239lber which led into steady fishing on 70-110lbers, which was a perfect way to clear away the cobwebs and get everyone warmed up for more action. It was a nice, eventful day with good weather which is supposed to be improving all the time.
Everyone is well and having a good time.
The boat returned early this morning from a great 14 day trip with quality tuna. Everyone sorted and made plans for their catch with the processors which was a big job this morning, but finally the smoke cleared and they were able to head home.
Congrats to jackpot winners:
1st place Ron Kaufman 227lbs
2nd place Harvey Belkin 222lbs
3rd place Robin Lemaster 203lbs
Thanks to Ben Frazier for all his hard work collecting giveaways and for always lending a helping hand during the trip.
The guys depart early tomorrow for Ken’s Custom Reels 14 day