Archive for June, 2012
Arriving on scene a few hours after daylight, we had high hopes after hearing some of the other guys and their morning drifts – we were very excited. Needless to say…. we were late to that party.
After a little bit of time looking around, we were able to get a few jig strikes and stop the boat on 18 to 25lb bluefin, and between the jig strikes we hit a few kelps scratching away at some offshore yellowtail.
Around afternoon snack we were in the mid day lull – but not taking no for an answer… around six thirty
(the ninth inning) we came across a biting school and were able to land 43 bft in that stop and end our day.
Mondays fishing -
The Curtis Rosenthal Group made their way through the day with a couple of bluefin, a yellowtail and
nice fish taco meat – the ride home was a bit challenging, but the gang stepped off the boat with hugs and handshakes to each other having enjoyed the company onboard. Special thanks to our friend Bob Hara who spends all year putting this trip together and collecting a bunch of really nice people – Thank you!
Wed.’s fishing –
Departing yesterday on one of our summer fun day and a half trips we opted to stay local with the weather being a bit breezy offshore. Starting off the morning with eager anticipation, it didn’t take long for things to liven up and enjoy some fury yellowtail fishing & time at the rail was key to those who where lucky enough to get a bite. Various anchor jobs and lots of patience paid off and made for a nice day on scratch yellowtail fishing with a few rounds of bass to go along with it. When it was all said and done, we couldn’t have asked for a better day in the sun.
We have a 1.5 day trip departing tomorrow at 5pm with 6 spots left – email or call the office and check in by 4pm tomorrow.
The guys backed in this morning and all were happy to see the dock. They had a nice catch of yellowtail and there were a handful of over 40lb fish that were beautiful.
Thanks to BG and all the gang for making their annual appearance and we’ll try to order up better weather for next season….
Check out photos below:
1st Place Dan Lerma 44.4lb YT 2nd Place Paul Pangburn 41.0lb YT 3rd Place Paul Crampton 40.8lb YT Honorable Mention: Miss Marianne 40.6lb YT (she got away before the picture taken)
Also see the 3 teens on board, Andrew, Paul and Adam keeping it young, Brady, Rick and Sam (don’t ask about the pig)… And last, but not least….Team Tank Top
Curtis Rosenthal Charter (Bob Hara) on their way this afternoon – check back tomorrow night!
Today we saw a lot more fish in spots but it was very hard to get one to bite. We did have few more of the beter grade, but overall just a different day.
It’s our turn to take a stab at Tuna grounds, so we’ll need some Luck tomorrow.
The AA Gang.
Today we fished for Yellowtail and had a very decent morning of scratching
18 to 25lb fish…. but by 0800 it was like somebody turned off the switch?
So we carried on, and landed some Premiums in the afternoon, which made our day.
Today’s photos of the day are Paul and Brad showing off the grade of fish and closing the generation gap.
We will spend tomorrow doing the same and then head off into the Sunset.
The AA Gang.
I’ve seen this movie before, featuring Windy weather and Fish off the bite. There are many fisherman excuses, but let’s cut to the chase… they weren’t in the mood.
We saw four different spots of fish and they all acted the same… not interested.
We’ll make a move tonight and hope for better things tomorrow.
The Shaker Boyz
The American Angler backed in at 5:30am, with a beautiful assortment of bluefin, yellowfin and yellowtail – like a tasty box of mixed chocolates. The tuna bled and ready for dinner, all carefully sorted and processed (with no long waiting time, thanks to our hard-working fish processors) to take home their precious catch of fresh fish.
A huge thanks to sponsor, Danny Kadota, always enthusiastic and hardworking for this annual June 8 day trip. He asked to post a few words on behalf of his generous donors -
“Dedicating this trip to Jim Shimizu (Tady Lures) and succeeding Jim is his son Joey, whose donations of “old school” surface plugs (Tady 45′s) and yo-yo irons have proven the test of time.
Mustad hooks also generously supplied each angler with a packet of designed hooks in ringed black nickel from 2/0 – 6/0 improving their opportunity in a touchy bluefin bite.
Pacific Fly Group made it possible to outfit each crewmember and passenger with their own short sleeved “deck jacket”, a huge hit with all those who wore it doing battle wth our catch.
Also a special thanks to American Angler regular, Joe Skinner, one of our group on this trip, who donated 2 beautiful, hand crafted wooden tackle boxes that he makes as a hobby, investing over 150 hours in labor alone, not counting the beautiful woods and hardware.
Thank you all and see you next season!!
Check out the jackpot winners and congrats guys!
1st place Charles Parada 30.0 bft 2nd place Danny Kadota 29.4 bft 3rd place John Mckeeman 29.2 bft
Thanks all so much and a whopping 90% signed back up for this trip – the bow gang, Jimal and all that couldn’t make it were missed -
The 5 day Shaker Tour departed on schedule and check back for reports…
PS 5 spots left on next Tues. June 26th 1.5 day trip – opportunity to go long range fishing on the American Angler for a couple of days – call the office….
Today was another day where there was not a lot of loose fish, just a few schools. The fish were not jumping out of the water or making themselves obvious which made it even harder to get the boat over them. We only had one shot at the bluefin today and they really didn’t stick around that long. The wind came up in the afternoon which made it even tougher – today ended up being a drive-around-day.
Happy Fathers Day