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July 3, 2015

Couple of short stops on kelp paddies this morning. Pat with a nice offshore Yellow. Good grade yellows on these kelps.
Poor speed last night with choppy weather cost us time but we should be in by 6:00 in the morning


July 2, 2015

Now we try for bait!


We have traveled most of the day. We made a stop for a few Yellows for lunch tomorrow.



We have had great fishing for the last few days. The Ridge offered great limit style fishing on Yellowtail and Tuna. We had a nice mix of trophy fish with Yellows up to 40 pounds and Tuna up to 65 pounds.

Our trip out to Alijos brought aboard 27 nice wahoo and a full day of heavy losses on the temperamental fish. Am highlight of any 8 day is just to get into a Wahoo arena.  From Alijos Rocks we went back into the Ridge on an overnight move to get more action on the school size tuna and yellowtail. 

We are currently headed up the line and may make a short stop on the newly developed yellowfin tuna area within 4 day range. Looks like things are really starting to shape up and hopeful for the local arena.

We leave on another 8 day trip on July 4th and looking forward to another successful trip.

Andy Cates

July 1, 2015

We will start heading up this afternoon making stops as we go


Looks like things are about done and time to head offshore



We seemed to keep three to five fish going most of the morning.



We have had a nice morning scratching at this school grade tuna



June 30, 2015

We finished off with 27 hard earned wahoo. heavy losses but the chances were there. We are going to try for the Jack Pot size tuna in the morning. Back on the road again



We are getting a few strikes now. Pretty spotty but maybe the bulk of the fish will move in soon


Cole with a nice one and a group shot on a little bingo


Look at the weather in the background. Real nice So far just a couple of strikes . Getting a couple on the Cow Bell


June 29, 2015

We picked off a few more nice 60 pound class tuna for Jack Pot .Jeff and Sonny look to be the top dogs as of now



One nice 60 pound tuna for the afternoon effort

We are headed offshore to see if we can find something floating or some of the tuna the guys were getting last week



Things slowed way down at about 11:00.


They just kept coming aboard


the grade was nice and the action was heavy


We had a real nice morning on school size Yellowfin and Yellowtail. Clean fishing with very few throw back size fish and no skip jack.what a treat

June 28, 2015

We really never picked up the pace but finished the day with 120 Yellows and 42 tuna. We are hoping the morning brings us action and we can get started early.
Sonny released a small Black Sea Bass and everybody started to get in the groove.


June 27, 2015

Special thanks to Adell and Patrick Fuller from Las Vegas for my birthday cake. ...and a shout out to Richard Goka

Sonny Jones on his Pelagic sunglass campaign. Loaner shades for the trip.

June 26, 2015

Good afternoon.  We left on a our annual Mahoney /McVey 8 day trip and headed south. We have a nice load of sardine and mackerel to start out. A quick safety seminar today and a fishing seminar tomorrow to get the trip started