Accurate 5-Day on the American Angler (July 27-Aug 1, 2021)

We were able to load and leave a little early on our annual Accurate 5-day Family fishing adventure.   Captain Ray Lopez took us to Guadalupe Island for fantastic yellowfin tuna fishing.  It has been several years since we last fished Guadalupe Island but boy was it worth the wait.  The primary batch of yft were in the 80# to 100# range.  A handful of 100# to 135# yft.  Mixed in were some good size yellowtail (30#-40#).  I will let...

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American Angler Accurate 5-Day (July 21 – 26, 2020)

We had a very successful annual 5-day Accurate sponsored trip on the American Angler.  Thanks to Capt. Ray Lopez and the American Angler crew for "glassing" and putting us on some really nice bluefin tuna, yellowfin tuna and yellowtail.  We loaded the boat around 10 am, left the bait receiver around 12:30 and was fishing at 3:30 pm (20 bft, 30 yft on the departure day).  We did this for 4 more days.  The last two days we were...

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Accurate 18-Day Royal Polaris Trip, Feb 8 – 26, 2020

We departed on the annual Accurate sponsored 18-day trip on the Royal Polaris on February 8, 2020.   With a fantastic load of sardines, Capt. Jeff DeBuys took us to the big tuna areas.  The fishing was on the tough side with a few big ones and medium size tuna.  The Wahoo fishing is very good and always exciting.  The passengers all had a great time.  I was filling in for the Jack Nilsen as the Accurate rep so most...

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2020 January, Accurate 14-day American Angler Trip

We had another successful Accurate sponsored 14-day trip on the American Angler.  We spent 6.5 days fishing for big tuna and wahoo.   We landed around 200 tuna and 100 good size wahoo.  The largest tuna was a kite fish (133#).  We had our usual 31 card tournament (just another excuse to give away prizes) as well as the crew 31 contest.  Ray Lopez and crew did a great job and I hope everyone can return next year to have...

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Rick Jensen Charter, Liberty, Nov 3-5, 2019

I was very fortunate to meet a great group of guys (assembled by Rick Jensen of SportfishingFinancial) for a 2-day charter trip on the Liberty out of Fisherman's Landing.  Taro Takeuchi is the owner/operator and he went the extra mile to get us bluefin and yellowfin tuna as evidenced by the fact that we did not return at the scheduled 5 pm but got back around 10 pm so we could land over 60 tuna on day 2.  We...

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2019 Sep 20-26 Calstar 6-Day Red Rooster III Trip

We primarily fished Guadalupe Island on this 6-day trip.  It was a very good trip with 4 days of fishing at the island for 40# to 100# yellowfin tuna.  There were some loses to the great white sharks but overall we were able to get a majority of the hooked tuna onto the boat.  This was a very friendly group of fishermen and we all learned the value of selecting a lively bait and being able to cast this...

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Accurate 5-day American Angler Trip; July 21-26 2019

We got off to a early start on the Accurate 5-day  trip with Ray Lopez at the helm.  We took a little bit of a boat ride to fish yellowtail first.  Then it was even further to fish the yellowfin.  We knew we were in the right spot since there were at least 6 large seiners in the area and one of them was trying to wrap our yellowfin along with the American Angler.  The last 2 days was...

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2019 June, Calstar 5-day Trip, American Angler

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...

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Accurate 14-day American Angler Trip (Jan 12-26, 2019)

We had another great time on the Accurate sponsored 14-day trip on the American Angler skippered by Ray Lopez.  We landed several good size tunas but really did well on the wahoo.  Most of the wahoo were in the 40# range.  There was a lot of action with the Albacore style run and gun wahoo fishing.  I would like to tank the following manufactures for supporting this trip.  Accurate Fishing Products (demo ATD and Boss reels), Calstar (demo rail...

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Sept 2018 Calstar (Accurate/Izorline) 6-Day Red Rooster 3 Trip Report

Andy Cates took the Calstar sponsored 6-day trip to "the Ridge" area for 2-days of yellowfin tuna fishing.  On the way back, we stopped at San Pablo for yellowtail fishing.  The last day was spent kelp paddy hopping for Dorado and some filler yellowfin tuna. Calstar provided over 20 of their latest model graphiter loaner rods for the passengers to try out.  Accurate also provided a few reels to allow for a couple of complete demonstrator outfits with 30# and...

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