Archive for July, 2012
Today was a much better day of fishing, just for the fact that after a long day of scouting some different water we got all settled in the pocket for the night and it didn’t take long before the action started. Basically most of the morning we would spot to spot and then pick away at these BFT’s.
By lunchtime they were getting a bit boat shy, but all in all the gang did a great job.
Once again we would like to Thank Ken and Wes of Ken’s Custom Reel for sponsoring the trip and looking forward to fishing with all of the group again in the very near future.
GOOD NIGHT AND ETA AROUND 0800,
The AA Crew
With good reports up in the Upper Day and half zone, the plan was to start there and if need be end up in the lower Zone? Well, the Upper zone was not happening so we spent all day working down with nothing to keep us from putting on the brakes. We did catch some fish on kelps, but not what we like. By the end of the day we made it down to where we finished up the last trip. Unfortunately, it was the wrong time of day, and even though we saw fish…. we missed the Party.
We are going to fish as long as can tomorrow and hope to do some catching up.
The photo of the day is Dakota and Ken our sponsor with Dakota’s biggest BFT for himself.
Last night the wind was getting with it, but when the Sun came up the wind backed of and it’s back to flat calm, we like it!
The Oceanside Gang
The boat returned with a bountiful catch – bluefin, yellowfin, yellowtail and one token wahoo. There was all walks of life on this trip fishing together for the first time and was an easy going group that fell into the groove together. Thanks to everyone for coming out! See jackpot pics – congrats, and also pictured is Tyler Constable, grandson of our dear friend Chuck Constable, with the one wahoo brought on board.
1st place Chong Chang 44lb yft 2nd place Richard Clark 38.8 yft 3rd place(tie) Chris Pellicano 38.8 yft
The boat departs this afternoon on a 2.5 day trip with Kens Custom Reels group – check back
We finished up the morning in yesterday’s area and it took hours before the fish wanted to come and show themselves. Just about the time we were taking off for home we got a couple of stops, threw on a few handfuls of BFTs and then hit the road.
The photo of the day is our #1 customer on the American Angler – Year to Date he’ll be fishing with us over a 100 days for the season. That’s doing it Right.
Time to say Thanks to all of the Gang for being part of this ever so special trip with gorgeous Weather and off the Hook fishing. To top things off, it looks like we are going to make it all the way back to the dock without even getting the windows wet.
Sam, Ray, Taro, Shut down, Brad, Josh and Gregg
Another day of flat weather – we have been so blessed the whole trip with perfect conditions. It took us only a few hours to fine-tune things this morning, and between 0900 to noon, things were Right.
We had 3 stops back to back while they were hitting good and when the day was all said and done, the total was 115 Bluefin Tuna, it was awesome.
We are going to give it a few hours in the morning and then it’s time to bundle up the rods and call it a trip and oh my, what a trip it has been.
The photo of the day is Tyler(Chuck Constable’s grandson – he would have been proud)
and new-to-the-AA-team crewmember, Brad, with just one of the many we caught throughout the day.
The AA Guys
PS Sat July 28th 6 day – a few spots available…..it’s time.
Today was a long one…..a solo bluefin for our efforts, but we’re not giving up. Check back tomorrow to see if between us and the others out here, if we’re able to pull a rabbit out of the hat. The bright side – beautiful weather….
The AA Guys
We have been waiting a long time for this Ocean to calm down, that Hot weather dope. The last two days have been like I haven’t seen in a long time (In a good way) –WOW. We made the long run down below and it paid off Big. We have caught our share of Yellowtail, Yellowfin, a few Dorado and also 1 Wahoo for the trip so far.
Tomorrow we’ll be back up in the BFT Zone in hopes of getting their attention before time to go home.
Everybody is doing great and the forecast looks awesome for the rest of our trip, keep your fingers crossed.
GOOD NIGHT AND WHAT A TRIP,
The AA Guys
PS Jim B the Crew misses you!(we need help in the galley at night)
The boat was not able to send a fish report tonight, but the guys got word to us via the Excel (thank you guys!) and sounds like the AA had an excellent day.
They had off the hook fishing and will send report with pics tonight….
Hopefully tomorrow – no glitches.
The offshore thing sure has been up and down all year. Most of it has been dependent on the weather – whenever it is windy it’s been down and then the fish come up when it’s flat. Today was kind of a in between day where the weather was coming down but we did not see very much fish. What little sign of bluefin we did see would just boil a little and was very reluctant to bite. Plan b was yellows on kelps but with the very heavy overcast marine layer the kelps were very hard to find.
Although stops were very few and far between, we did catch a few fish such as our annual picture of the three generations of the Leitner family where grandpa Dan showed off his fishing skills and landed one of today’s 2 bait fish tuna.
Good Weather Is On It’s Way,
The boat returned this morning with a nice variety. There were bluefin, yellowfin, yellowtail and a little color from the bottom! A big thanks to our sponsors Matt Salas for his generous giveaways, including a couple of rods and Al Tokunaga for his beautiful long sleeved shirts- and to everyone that came fishing…thank you!
Check out jackpot winners below :
1st place Matt Salas 77.5lb bft 2nd place Pat Patrykus 70.5lb bft 3rd place Tom Camacho 68.0lb bft Honorable Mention: Kenji Watanabe !
The boat departed early for the Naoe 1.5 day trip – check back tomorrow afternoon for report