The boat returned from this 1.5 day trip, once again with a beautiful catch of yellowtail and tuna.  What a great bunch of people, many who had tried the American Angler for the first time and some who tried ocean fishing for the first time….including Jackpot winner James with his 117lb tuna (wow).  Of course, the only thing there is now he’ll think that’s the norm!!


Thanks so much everyone – we appreciate you coming onboard,

American Angler

The guys will be heading out for a 2.5 day charter later today – the Huntington Harbor Rod and Reel Club


PS  To everyone on today’s trip – if you’d like to hop back on the trip that came back this morning – please call or email Lori so she can pencil you in for the trip because it will fill quickly.


Camp Newton Home

This collection of family and friends all have one common thread – Skip – and he brought them together to spend a couple of days on the water.  What a super group of folks ready to adventure and from his sweet wife Meg to his grandkids flown in from Hawaii to all the first timer gals that caught their first ocean fish – everyone came onboard with positive attitudes and ready for whatever happened.

newton charter






Congrats to jackpot winner Jason Hurst with his 33.5lb tuna

Thank you and see you next summer !

American Angler

We have one more 1.5 day trip today – sign in by 2pm for a 4pm departure.  See you all this afternoon


good times

There was something for everyone today – great offshore fishing on tuna, yellowtail and nice weather with a group made up of many first timers…..experiencing a  day of sport fishing at it’s finest.  A definite memory maker!



Kens Custom Reels Returns

This short trip had a variety of folks onboard and they caught a variety of species as well.  There were friends, father-daughter, father-sons, uncle-nephew, grandfather – grandkids, husband-wife…..teens and kids and women – regulars and first timers.  What a great chance for all to spend time with each other.

The highlight of the trip was Rose’s 103lb Opah and looks like Molly enjoyed her first trip on the AA

Rose Brian Opah Molly dorado

Happy Anniversary Ken and Danielle

The guys are taking off today for a 1.5 day charter headed up by Skip Newton.  Skip has rounded up family & friends to help him celebrate a milestone bday.

American Angler




We had a slower day on tuna where we only scratched a few but it was great weather and we had some smaller kelp yellows to fall back on. Once again Rose O’Brian took the spotlight with a 103lb opah which she was actually targeting.

The guys

Great Day

We had a great day today with nice tuna and good grade kelp yellowtail fishing and beautiful weather to complete the experience.  Everyone is having fun and it’s the perfect trip for all the young people and women we are fortunate to have on board with us.

All is Well,

The Guys



yoshimoto familyThe guys returned with a beautiful catch and readied to turn around for a shorter trip.

Robert Yoshimoto who passed away last year fished the fleet frequently and we had the good fortune to have him and his brother fishing the American Angler most every year – His two sons below Steve and Kevin and his grandchildren Owen, Matthew, Evan and Kyle honor him by bringing all his gear out fishing on what happened to be one of the best fishing of the season.

Thanks to all onboard,

The Guys




Our timing was absolutely impeccable as what seemed to be tough conditions ahead of us at the beginning of the trip turned out to be the opposite. We finished off the trip with beautiful flat calm weather and the best tuna fishing that we have enjoyed all year. It just goes to show that it is hard to base a trip on the past as present conditions on the ocean change so fast.

The guys


photo5After a night of choppy weather we were relieved to see the weather come down. We were able to reach clean warm water and start working up to the local BFT zone for tomorrow and we saw scattered sign of small tuna. Most of what we saw was really small but we did boat some 15-22lbers which is a good sign for the future. Kevin Yoshimoto caught a couple of decent ones and Larry Martin managed a decent dorado.

We are looking forward to the opportunity to catch a few bluefin tomorrow to top off our catch.

The guys