The guys returned this morning…. everyone had their own story to tell, but the common theme was beautiful weather, great company and everyone caught a few fish. Big thanks to Brad Lemoine for sponsoring and rallying the troops for this trip, we appreciate you!
check out jackpot pictures and congrats!
1st place Rick Okuni 265lb yft
2nd place Bill Goodwin 259lb yft
3rd place Rocky Opliger 175lb yft
We’ll be back here on May 25th for the first 8 day adventure of the season (sponsored by Rocky Opliger) and will resume fish reports then.
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Capt. Brian called to let us all know that they are on their way home – the weather is still flat calm and that they had one cow up to color which unfortunately came unbuttoned, but had a little bit more Wahoo catching before heading up the line.
They will be home on Saturday morning sometime – check back for traveling updates
The guys reported that the weather has been absolutely beautiful and is forecasted to remain so until they fish their last half day tomorrow before journeying home. The conditions were a 180 from yesterday and fish were around, but they were uncooperative.
The day ended with 10 nice tuna from 80 – 150lbs and that was topped by first time passenger Christopher Norman-Polk’s 223lber.
There was steady wahoo fishing to fill in the gaps and everyone has fish…… which is always the goal.
Capt Kiyohara called tonight to update us on their adventures…..#1 they are having gorgeous weather. Their day started with a couple of handfuls of tuna up to 150lbs, which was followed by steady Wahoo action for a couple of hours (during which time there was a constant tug-of-war playing out with the sharks)… and then back to tuna fishing with 80 – 160lbers being caught.
They finished the day with 22 tuna: highliners Kerry Way with a 202lber, Jay Maeda (who made a big comeback after a heartbreak loss of a monster) by catching a 160lber and a 100lber and Don who shook off his skunk with 3 nice wahoo and a beautiful tuna).
Sounds like everyone is healthy and happy and how can you go wrong when the forecast is 0 – 5 for the next couple of days!!
Check back tomorrow
The report for today is a couple handful of larger models – the highlights being Rick Okuni’s 263lber and Hurricane Bill’s 259lber, along with a couple handfuls of smaller models and a few wahoo to boot. We definitely see more tuna than we are boating, the weather is beautiful and we have more time – so we’ll just take it from here.
The boat checked in tonight with a report of a couple of tuna and a few wahoo.
Taking advantage of the beautiful weather and making a move.
The guys checked in tonight to report good weather and 13 tuna – the nicest size being a 167lber caught by Rob Olson and a 160lber by Kirk Buteyn, and they did see fish around the boat all day today. The only other action were a dozen wahoo which helped to keep everyone’s spirits up… Check back tomorrow!
The guys called to report a few wahoo caught for their first day fishing and they have decided to move on. Check back tomorrow
The boat returned from yesterday’s trip with one yellowtail and today’s trip produced 3 yellowtail, none of which bested Joe Ferris’s 32.65lber caught on Friday, winning him a 1.5 day trip this summer! The guys will be back at the dock at 7pm tonight and although fishing was slow, the weather has been nice and had the opportunity to meet a lot of new folks that we might never have crossed paths with otherwise, so thanks to everyone that came out on Friday, Saturday and Sunday!
Call your landings and book a 3/4 day or overnight trip with your favorite boat or recommendation and get out for a day of fishing!
The American Angler, however, is getting back to business as usual and has a 14 day trip departing next Saturday April 27th – so check for fish reports after that date.
We also represented at Day at the Docks today and what a great turnout it was! We were able to talk to a lot of people throughout the day, with the usual mix of new people & old friends.
Good job to all the coordinators of the event.