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Excel finds good signal of cows in the lower bank zone

18 Nov 2011
The Excel pulled into the lower bank region yesterday, had a good day of Dorado fishing and conditions look good for the Tuna too.  They wound up with about 6 of the nicer grade Yellowfin, largest topping out at 212 lbs.  Reports from the Revillas and Hurricane were scratchy, hope to get a better signal from those boats today. [Read more]

Commercial Market Squid Fishery to close Nov 18th

17 Nov 2011
The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) will close the commercial fishery for market squid, Loligo (Doryteuthis) opalescens, on Friday, Nov. 18 at noon. Based on landings information and projections, DFG has determined that the season’s harvest limit of 118,000 short tons of market squid will be reached by that date.The squid fishing season runs from April through the following March of each year, meaning the fishery will remain closed through March 31, 2012. Market squid remains the state’s largest and [Read more]

Red Rooster, American Angler & Royal Polaris in the lower zone

17 Nov 2011
The Red Rooster, American Angler and the Royal Polaris are having good trips down in the lower zone around Clairion and the Hurricane Bank.  The RR and AA are fishing Clairion while the RP is out at the bank.  The Rooster has their big fish at 245 with a good 150# average.  The RP has been on the Hurricane for a few days now and has had decent yellowfin tuna fishing.  The first couple of days, they fought the wind, but yesterday it backed off and conditions improved. [Read more]

Royal Polaris arrives on the Hurricane Bank

14 Nov 2011
The Royal arrived on the Hurricane bank this morning.  They group is the annual Harold Davis charter.  Should hear from the boat later today on how day 1 went.... [Read more]

Shoot out in Cabo- The real story

08 Nov 2011
The Real Skinny on the Weekend Shoot ‘em Up Nearly all of the violence we read about in Mexico is due to turf wars between gangs of drug movers. Drug movers move loads of drugs in bulk, north to the United States. And, of course, counter to what the Mexican government says about only Gringos being consumers of drugs, those gangs, or cartels, also fight for exclusive rights to retail sales of drugs on their hard fought for turf right here in Mexico. But what about the police who are killed in [Read more]

Long Range Report- Monday 11-7-2011

07 Nov 2011
Several of the boats fishing the lower banks are pointing the boat north as the trips come to a close for them.  The wind kicked up a bit, but the bite contiunes for the larger model tunas.  The Excel got into the zone yesterday, and is hoping for a good setup this morning.  Looking for a report from the boat later in the day today.  The Independence has been in the lower bank zone the past couple of days and has 30 fish over the 200# mark.  The Independence, Royal Polaris and the American Angler are [Read more]

Marlin Casting- Pitch Bait Rods

04 Nov 2011
Back in the 1950's some of the hot rod local marlin fisherman got together and developed specialized rods for casting live baits to tailing, feeding and sleeping marlin.  These rods were in the 7 - 7 1/2' range and were built before composite blanks were even thought of.  The concept was to allow the angler to fill his reel with either monofilament or dacron line and then attach 12-15' of heavier monofilament leader.  The problem came when the angler tried to cast to a billfish, the knot clearance on a [Read more]

SHOGUN & American Angler on the cows

04 Nov 2011
It started last week when a couple of the long range boats from San Diego found the larger Yellowfin Tuna on the lower banks off Baja.  Started off as scratch fishing and has developed into more consistant action.  The Shogun got into the area yesterday and went 10 boated for 20 hookups on fish over the 100# mark.  The American Angler is in the zone and the Excel is steaming her way down the coast.  If you have been waiting to get on a 10-12 trip, call the landings now and go, IT'S ON! [Read more]

AVET Price Increase

04 Nov 2011
AVET Reels announced a significant price increase that will go into effect on January 1st.  If you are looking to add some reels to your arsenal put them on your holiday list or get them before New Years. [Read more]

Cow Yellowfin appear on lower banks

02 Nov 2011
Several long range boats fished the lower banks off the Baja coast and scored on the cow size Yellowfin.  This Fall fishery is just getting started with these trips targeting the Yellowfin Tuna.  The majority of these fish came on sardines fished with an Owner Ringed Super Mutu circle hook 100-130# Fluorocarbon leader, 130# Spectra on a 50 size reel.  Time to call the landings and jump on if you have been waiting for the bite to turn on. [Read more]