The 2019 5-day Calstar sponsored trip targeted bluefin and yellowtail. Captain Ray Lopez put us on a lot of huge schools of BFT but most of the time they did not want to bite but boy did they fill up the sonar screen. We saw lots of breezers and bird schools but the BFT would scatter when we tried to sneak up on them. (The BFT were acting like “street racers” when the “cops” showed up).
We took a quick break from the BFT and went yellowtail fishing. After landing some nice 20# class yellowtail we went back to the BFT and we also caught yellowfin tuna.
This was the first time I fished with this group and I wanted to thank them as they were a very nice group of fishermen. Many knew each other and were friends before the trip and the rest of us became friends during the trip.
Thank you to Calstar for sponsoring this trip and providing 15 loaner rods, thank you to Accurate for providing the demo reels that were matched to the approporate Calstar rods and thank you to Izorline for providing the spectra on the Accurate reels. Also thank you to Salas Lures, Island Tackle, TacGlue and Sportsman Seafood Fish Processing for supporting this trip. Thank you to Lori, Capt. Ray and the American Angler crew for a great trip. My trip report is best described by the the photos from the trip. You can get your photo included next year by contacting Lori at the American Angler Sportfishing office to sign up for next years trip.