We departed Wednesday morning on a 3 day trip. We decided to search for tuna down south in better weather conditions. So far we have not found any tuna. This afternoon we came into the coast and stopped the boat for some time at the rail. We had good action on the wrong species, then at the end of the day found an area of keeper size yellowtail. We’re going to overnight on the coast and try for more yellows in the morning.
First day at the Bank we found that the sharks were going to be a problem. Hot water seams to have them active. 50 to 80 pound fish with nothing bigger landed Today we managed the same on the smaller fish and one fish over 200 and a couple other stand outs. Sharks again taking there toll. Hoping they back off a little tomorrow. Pretty nice weather down here, for now!
Our morning tuna bite
Arrived at our destination yesterday morning and have been focusing our efforts on Wahoo fishing. We've scratched away at a nice grade, but the tax man is taking his share. We are hoping for a reprieve tomorrow We have some space available on upcoming trips.
"The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different result" -Albert Einstein. Today we applied the same hard effort, determination, and approach. Today we were successful, rewarded with our daily limit. The same theories and techniques can be fruitful one day and barren the next. Such is Bluefin fishing. Excellent last day and epic afternoon to close out our first annual Yoshida Customs 3 day. Thank you Cole for hand picking a very fun group to fish with!
Thanks to all anglers on the before Thanksgiving trip! Great variety fishing and we appreciate you! The crew is getting a well deserved couple of days off before back on the ocean Sunday Happy Thanksgiving
Good evening anglers, We’ve been dealing with some weather the past couple days, fishing when we can and moving up when we can. We have had some fun beach fishing though and scratched some nice yellowtail throughout the last couple days. We’re working up trying to spend our last day in good weather. Captain Mike and the boys
To call the last couple days of Bluefin fishing a "grind" would be a true understatement. One thing we all know about the darn Bluefin is that the only thing that's consistent about Bluefin fishing is inconsistency! After a hot and heavy few days of fishing in the local BFT zone, it's bound to take a nose dive for a day or two. We were really hoping to get in on some of the action before it does. No such luck. The fleet struggled to get on volume of fish, and whatever fish we were able to get on would be locked jaw. Such is Bluefin fishing! Long hard couple days spending in search mode with just a handful to show for in the end. Last couple days has been a true testimony of perseverance by all.
Today's game plan was to focus on Yellowtail. We woke up to a much cooler morning in the Baja coast; we're no longer in the tropics. The intended target destination was rather still far away at sun up we took a little detour and checked out various spots on the coast. To our pleasant surprise, we experienced great fishing miles short of where we wanted to be. Nice morning on nice grade fish, nice morning on yankin' and crankin'! Bliss. Satisfied with our bounty down the Baja coast, we will make the big jump north to Bluefin Glory Land. The liquid assassin, my friend since I was a young teen, Sam De La Torre gets to graze the cover of today's report. Such a blast to watch my friend pull on fish with every tackle imaginable.
Good evening anglers, We drove back up 150 miles last night and this morning, and stopped on a big breezer of 30-50# yellowfin and it was about as good as it gets. They were biting on 100# in the corner. Pretty amazing fishing. We got what we wanted here and ran for cover around 3 pm. The wind really came up this afternoon. We got to the beach and had a little sundowner on mixed-grade yellowtail 10-25#. We’re in a nice anchorage for the night now and we’re going to try again here for yellowtail before moving up the coast. Captain Mike and the boys Check out some tackle tip videos before your trip here: Searcher Sportfishing YouTube channel
The SOA wrapped up the fishing season yesterday, returning from the MG 4 day trip with yellowfin tuna, yellowtail, dorado, and assorted rockfish. We made a run south in epic sea conditions and had great yellowfin action up to the very last minute. Thank you all for coming fishing with the SOA this year. Go make your 2024 bookings now!
Different Bank, same result. We traveled throughout the night further down the "Ridge" in hopes that the batch of Wahoo down here had recovered from the pressure lately. What we couldn't control was perfect; conditions were right, i.e. temperature, cleanliness, and tide, gorgeous warm weather. Also what we couldn't control was the fish biting a hook. Objective today was to leave the southern latitude with everyone having a tally in the Wahoo column. We stayed resilient, ultimately came up one short! With a few wahoo to show for our efforts anyway, its time to move on. Next destination: Baja coast Yellowtail extravaganza
We had a fun day working our way up the coastline catching plenty more bass, yellowtail, and other inshore variety. We have flat calm seas and will be rolling up towards home all day tomorrow.
Good evening anglers, We made the 160 mile move last night and got down to The Ridge and it paid off. We had a few very good opportunities on Wahoo this afternoon. It's a very nice grade of fish as well. We had 3- and 4-way jig strikes and bait and lure fish. Very exciting and lots of fun excellent opportunity! We turned around this evening and we’re running back up to get some altitude before the weather comes up. We rolled the dice and we were rewarded. Captain Mike and the boys Check out some tackle tip videos before your trip here: Searcher Sportfishing YouTube channel
We had a pretty much as good a day as they come down here today. We stopped short at Isla Natividad this morning to fish yellowtail and we had a nice morning picking away on 15-25# fish. Mostly yo-yo and dropper loop set-ups were successful. We had a good sign until about 2pm, it was fun drift fishing. We headed offshore to look for tuna and kelps. We found a school of 35-45# yellowfin that bit into dark. They were biting as good as they bite. Beautiful weather and great fishing. We’re sliding down and going to be on The Ridge tomorrow.
Mahi Madness today! No sign of cow tuna for us but the dorado were plentiful. Excellent quality too!
We had a nice day of yellowtail fishing in slightly cooler weather. Most of the yellowtail weighed 14-22 pounds and were caught on either yo-yo jigs or sliding sinkers. We will be on the beach tomorrow trying for more yellowtail and maybe some bass.
Our objective today is to focus on getting everyone a Wahoo. Greeted by a rainbow as we arrived to our destination, the pot of gold is here somewhere! High hopes. After a lackluster morning with just a few "Skinnies" we opted to stay stationary and anchor up for the afternoon. Guys that were seeking to add variety in color to their bounty did just that. The anglers were able to pick and choose what they wanted to catch on the same anchor job; Tuna and Mahi with the flyline tactics, and Pargo, Yellowtail, various other bottom critters with the dropper loop and jigs. Truly a great example of what a long range trip is about; Variety. All in all, today was rather fun day in decent weather. Plan for tomorrow is to slide down the ridge a bit, in hopes for more action.
We scratched up some more wahoo and topped off our tuna. We had 6 wahoo less people starting the day and we were able to get each of them a wahoo. We also had a couple flurries on dorado. We will be up the beach trying for yellowtail tomorrow.
Piecing together another fantastic catch for Team Hoo. Windows of opportunities for flurries on wahoo early and late in the day with plenty of tuna and other species around to pass the time. We are currently headed down to the lower banks for tomorrow to see if any trophies have decided to move in. Wish us luck...
A little different feel to the morning today at the Rocks. Something just felt off. Our focus today was on Wahoo. Tried a different tactic today and remained stationary on the anchor for the first couple hours of the morning in hopes the Wahoo will find us and be ready and eager. Not the case. A few hours of churning up the waters with our props gave us the impression that those darn Skins are done just not with it today. A few more Wahoo and absolutely stunning weather concludes our last day at the Alijos. We'll take our money and run. Next destination: Ridge.
We had a fun day of wahoo and tuna fishing. We were able to sit on the anchor and scratch at either species. We also caught a couple of grouper.
We were on the prowl just as the sun rose over the horizon this morning. Calm breeze and flat ocean adds on the the stunning backdrop of the "Rocks". With conditions much similar to yesterday, we were confident we would be able to put a day together, hopefully with a little bit better results. Plan of attack was to stay focused as much as possible on targeting wahoo & capitalize on the beautiful grade Tuna that's around. Action packed from sun up to sun down. Between troll strikes and hot drift action on Tuna, we really wore the anglers out. In a good way. Epic scenery, epic weather, & epic fishing. A fine day of sportfishing I'd say. We plan to give it one more try tomorrow here before moving on elsewhere. Wish us luck!