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|🗺️ Location||AMERICAN RIVER|
|⏰ Fast Updates||Every day|
|🐟 Species||All Species|
|🗓️ Next Update||Tomorrow|
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Once again, we left today, Friday to spend our weekend on the sea. For 1.5 days. Friday-Sunday. We have bait, and we're headed out. One big tank of chovy, and 2 tanks of dine. We're hoping to put them to good use. We're headed out. I feel OK about leaving my daught for her first dress up Halloween. I got to see her in her lady bug costume and try and trick or treat it up at my wifes work. So here we go.
Well, we just finished up our last day of our last trip of 2014. We fished the coast for yellowtail and junk this morning. And remember by junk I mean the small good eaters. It was a successful morning. The sun wasn't even up yet and we were getting yellows and others. It was good fishing. The grade was small, 10-12 pounders but we didn't have more then 8 yellowtail on board prior to today so we were tagging them. For a little while anyways. We let everyone get a few along with there junk before looking for something else. We made a few drifts after that for another couple handfulls of yellows and some whitefish and stuff and then it was mid morning and we had to call it and head for home. So that's what we're doing now.
Another successfully trip I'd call it. We had some action the first couple days fishing, then we got to see the 2-300 pounders boiling around(unfortunately none would bite but they were there), and then we had some great action on wahoo and tuna, and then we finished her off up above getting action on the yellers. We'll be unloading at 6:30 tomorrow morning, and like I said, we'll be tied up for a while. So it's that time.
It's time to write this. I write this at the end of every season. I should just copy and paste it every year because it's the same, as it should be. I'd just like to thank everyone who fished with us this year and in previous years on behalf of myself, the crew, and all the way to Tommy and Susan from the bottom of our hearts. You're what keep us going year after year. You're the reason we can take care of ourselves and our families. You're why we can enjoy life off of the boat and on the boat. You make our world go round. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It's been a fantastic year. We'll see you all at upcoming fishing shows and on future trips. See you around.
Today we covered over yesterday’s hot zone and beyond to only locate one school. Ended the with 2 yellowtail, a round of bonito and plenty of bottom fish. Hopeful the yellowtail are ready to eat tomorrow after today’s hiatus.
We missed again this morning folks. I'm not very happy about it, but I've excepted it. We've definitely put in our work this trip. Not necessarily physically these last couple days but mentally for sure. I am drained. We didn't want to spend another afternoon like we spent yesterday so we left the grounds and fished the Coronado Islands this afternoon. We didn't see much yellowtail. Myself or the other long range boat here. I heard some good analogies this trip by other captains on the radio that I'd like to share. Looking at the fish reports is like watching sports center. They keep showing you all the top tens, but they almost never show the other Joe's, and sometimes you're the bug, and sometimes you're the windshield. Most guys the last couple days have been the bugs.
There have been quite a few firsts for me lately. First of all I've never spent this much time fishing this close to home other than my 3/4 day days.. I have never been anchored up right outside the harbor on the second night of the trip. We were there catching bait. I've never captained the boat to San Clemente or the Coronado Islands. There's probably more. Oh yeah, I've never seen the 5 freeway from the boat. Mark thought it was a bird school. In his defense, I had to give it a double take too.
So that's it. We're going home and we'll be leaving for 5 tomorrow. Tommy is coming back out so he'll be deciding where to go. I'll tell you though, it's tough to pass on this fish. Unfortunately for us, it's the best grade of tuna around. It's great for the 1/2 day boats though.
Wednesday, July 25th, 2012
Hello everybody. Good times this morning on the sea anchor. Biting bluefin tuna with a smattering of nice yellowtail to start off our day made breakfast taste that much better for everyone who attended the meal call. A half pound breakfast burrito tastes just a little better after pulling on fish for a couple hours after the sunrises. Anyhow, we had another decent day today of catching bluefin and yellowfin, mostly on blind jig strikes, and shaking off "neck-tie" yellowtail and dorado's to fill in the gaps when the tuna had their noses in the mud. For the most part, their noses stayed in that mud but when they did pop up, we made the most of it with some quality tuna fish.
Another solid day made for the decision to head coastal and see if we can't find us some yellowtail's with some size to them. We'll give this offshore scene another try later but for now, we're going to get out of the wind for a bit and give the anglers a change of scenery. We'll fill you in on our day tomorrow evening. Take care.
Fishing reports for american river are updated each week, usually by Thursday morning. The reports are compiled by an outside contractor who receives the information from bait shops, marinas and fishing guides.