Archive for July, 2012
We went looking for yellows today for a change of scenery. It took a better part of the morning to get situated with the proper conditions, but when we did – we had plenty of action. We had an initial flurry and after that we enjoyed a steady one to three hooked type fishing for a couple of hours on 15-22lb fish.
Still Enjoying The Good Weather,
After all the wind and tough fishing conditions that we have endured this season, it sure is nice to experience the opposite. Daylight brought beautiful, no wind conditions and we were able to take advantage and enjoy great tuna fishing for the second day in a row. We caught plenty of good grade bluefin and a bunch of yellowfin tuna.
Today’s picture is the happy father and son team, Charlie and Trevor Osaki.
We Appreciate It All,
After about a week of tough weather, the wind stopped and gave us a break and we were able to take advantage. We found a decent school and were able to drift and pick all afternoon. We ended up with a great catch of mixed yellowfin and bluefin as everyone was giggling to themselves because they were having such a good time.
Fred Tanabe gets the assist from Cameron with one of his many Bluefin.
Living The Life,
The boat returned from this 2.5 day charter with 80 nice bluefin and a plentiful catch of yellowtailas well… A huge thanks to Nate Shill and company for making this an annual event on the American Angler, and for the nice swag!
The guys turned around at 10am for Harry & Rogers 6 day trip – check back
(still room on Sat. Aug 25th 1.5 day trip and Labor day wkend/week 2.5 day trips)
We looked at a lot of ocean today and it payed off in the late afternoon when we stumbled into a biting school of bluefin. When we first went into it, they were biting fast as most everyone had one on. After the smoke cleared, we were able to plunk for a while and ended up with a pretty nice catch.
Throughout the day we were able to break it up with a few kelps that were holding some yellows and dorado. We got a few nice yellows in the mix such as the one landed and posed with by the Hoose family which consists of Sandy, Jake and Bob.
Running Up In Chop Chop,
The boat returned this morning with an excellent group of guys who had at least a fish a round on this 1.5 day charter and a huge thanks to Jackie Larkin for putting this special trip together.. Jackpot honors went to Terry Wade, congratulations.
The Volcom Charter on their way out – check back tomorrow night for update on the trip.
We left on our annual Randall Lamb 1.5 charter with high hopes and swinging for the fence. We ended up going the distance hoping to find a biting school of blue fin or the bonanza yellowtail kelp, but it never panned out.
We were only able to find samples of the before mentioned but throughout the day this closeknit group had a good time.
Thanks to Jackie, Kurt, Aaron and Gary for once again assembling a great bunch and we look forward to the possibility of doing this again.
Searching For The Needle In A Haystack,
The boat backed in after a productive 1.5 day trip. The guys had almost 100 yellowtail – respectable size, 10-15 bft, a couple of dorado and nice weather. A huge thanks to chartermaster and organizer, Mike Flores – we appreciate you bringing your guys and beautiful gals fishing on the American Angler!
Jackpot honors went to:
1st place Ryan Carry 30 somethinglb bft
2nd place Kinny Parrott 30 something less lb yt
Thanks so much guys!
The boat departs this afternoon with Randall Lamb charter – check back tomorrow night…
3 short trips with openings – Sat Aug 25 – 27
Sat Sept 1 – 4
Tues Sept . 4 – 7
We’ve been making the long haul on our short trips lately and today everything fell into place. This morning we got in the right bubble of water and found a Kelp that we spent a couple hours catching mostly good grade Yellows mixed with some BFTs and a couple of Dorado to boot. Late in the afternoon we found the GOING HOME KELP, which is when things really got hot and heavy – and all I’ve got to say is…. what a fun day.
We’d like to say Thanks to Mike Flores for being the chartermaster and this trip made up for last year’s trip 10 fold.
The weather was great – just a light breeze, little swell and so far it’s a nice ride up the line.
GOOD NIGHT AND ALWAYS GREAT TO BE LUCKY,
Thank you all so much,
The AA Crew
The boat rolled in a little later than usual this morning with a fresh catch of 60 or so tuna – mostly bft with a few yft’s in the mix and a couple of handfuls of yellowtail. As always, thanks to Ken and Wes for always putting on a great trip – (way to go Dakota) – and we’ll be seeing Ken and Wes again in August for the Ken’s Custom Reels Open 1.5 day trip….which still has a few spots, if you’d like to get out on the ocean for a short trip.
Appreciate everyone coming out and fishing on the American Angler with the guys!
Congrats to jackpot winners….
1st place Mike Graves 33.5yft
2nd place Tim Harding 32.5 bft
3rd place Jacob Contratto 32.0 bft
Thanks so much everyone and enjoy your catch!
They guys are departing early today for the Velotera 1.5 day charter – check back tomorrow!
PS spots also available on Sept 1st – Sept 4th ( 2.5 day trip over Labor Day Holiday) and 2.5 day trip Sept 4th – Sept 7th.