The Accurate Reels sponsored 5-day trip on the American Angler got underway after loading a boat full of very precious sardines. These would be key to a very successful “catching” trip. Thank you to the Everingham Brothers bait company.
We went straight west after clearing the point, fishing in U.S. waters for both yellowfin tuna and bluefin tuna. After catching over a 100 of each type of tuna, we headed to San Martin for some yellowtail. We were able to catch over a hundred Cedros size yellows in one morning, so we headed back to the U.S. waters for a chance at some big tuna. We were able to hook 5 of the bigger tuna but only landed 2 of these 80# class big ones. Those two made the first two sports for the JP. The largest yellowtail (26#) was third place.
|John Medler (26# yellowtail) Mike Uyeki (75# BFT) Peter Chernishov (83# BFT)|
Every passenger and crew received a gray Accurate T-shirt. Thank you to Accurate for supplying reel upgrade parts, Calstar for providing a complete rod and t-shirts, Izorline for spectra, fluoro, mono, flex wrap, BSI for spectra glue, Baja Fish Gear for T-shirts and gift cards, Salas Lures for surface and yoyo jigs. Izorline also provided a couple of spools of it’s newest XXX in green. A special thanks to Mario Giho of Sportsman Seafood for the smoked tuna and tuna jerky as well as discounts on same-day fish processing.
Peter Chernishov landed the largest tuna (83#) and received the Accurate trophy for the largest fish. Peter also won the daily prize and received a 500 yd spool of Izorline spectra and a highly coveted Accurate sweatshirt.
|Largest fish of the trip (Peter Chernishov)|
|4th Day - Daily Prize Winner (Peter Chernishov)|
Steve Doreck won the Accurate Boss reel for the largest yellowtail on day 3.
|3rd Day - Daily Prize Winner (Steve Doreck)|
Mike Uyeki won the Accurate pliers, sheath and lanyard for the largest tuna on the 2nd day.
|2nd Day - Daily Prize Winner (Mike Uyeki)|
Dave Sheerin won a Calstar rod for the biggest yellowtail on the 1st day.
|1st Day - Daily Prize Winner (Dave Sheerin)|
Thank you to all the passengers and crewmembers for making this a very successful trip. Everyone caught lots of fish and made had a great time making new fishing friends. I hope to see everyone back again next year. Please contact Lori at the American Angler office to get on next years trip.
I hope you find yourself having fun in these trip photos.
|Roger focusing (is that a smile?)|
|"nice one" Mike|
|Cam and I switching jobs|
|The meeting place|
|So this is what happened to the BFT donated to the galley|
|Kevin with his Boss Fury|
|Kub "adopted" Cam, Did Roger "adopt" Drew?|
|New Crewmember David, good guy|
|New Crewmember Justin, also a good guy|
|I got to bleed Rogers tuna with a head shot|
|David with a nice YFT|
|Kub in his usual position|
|John on a fish|
|Jimmy, hope you had a great time fishing with us|
|Kub with a nice one|
|John's about ready, Cam is right there|
|Mike, you are in a lot of photos this trip|
|Look what I caught, a flylined stingray (what?)|
|Ray, "hows it"|
|Russ, nice meeting you and your group|
|Rick, what a nice 25# outfit you have there|
|David and Dave with the 2 big yellowtails for the day|
|My trolling outfit (BX2-30 Narrow, 80# XXX mono)|
|Roger, don't strain too hard or you will launch the beannie|
|Trevor, you look like a pro|
|Dan with one of his first tunas|
|Congratulations and Best Wishes to Cameron on your wedding|
Remember - happy wife, happy life