Trip Reports

November 4, 2013

SD Anglers 10-Day (10/20-10/30/13)

This ultra limited 16-passenger trip was all but ultra limited when it came to fishing and fun. We had 4 days of wahoo action with the top Ono going to Mark Logan with a 65.4-lber and he also tied for top stick with 12 of those exciting fish. Good scratch on yellowtail and yellow fin […]


October 8, 2013

Trip 27 (9/29-10/6/2013) 7-Day

We enjoyed mostly great weather and good action on Bluefin, Yellowtail, some small Yellowfin, and Dorado. The quality Yellowtail were biting both lures and bait and put a good show to boot. The Bluefin were up to 40 lbs. The group had a lot of fun and can’t wait for next year. Jackpot winners were […]


September 16, 2013

Trip 24 (9/11-9/15/13) 4-DAY TUNA

Another 4 days of TUNA this season brought a mix of 40-lb class BFT, YFT up to 40 lbs (WIDE OPEN at times), and some Dodos for color. The weather was bumpy in the middle but turned very nice the last day. We had a couple of the BFT for dinner and all I can […]


September 16, 2013

Trip 23 (9/7-9/11/13) Lage Charter

As always, the Lage Family and Friends Charter was great fun. We battled YFT, BFT, Dorado, &YT. The trip finished up with an EXCELLENT BFT stop up to 58.8 lbs. Thanks always to Bob Lage, chartermaster extraordinaire! Jackpot winners were Dan Kolb with a 58.8 -lb BFT, Jason Politte took 2nd with a 45.2-lber, and […]


September 9, 2013

Trip 22 (9/1-9/7/13) 6-Day TUNA

Nice 6 day–we saw wide-open school fishing. Good pick at BFT up to 89 lbs., YFT to 36 lbs, and YT up to 38 lbs., and Dorado for color, and even a few stories of GIANT BFTs. Good weather. Jackpot winners were Bruce Essex with a 89.4-lb BFT, 2nd place to Byron Cloar with a […]


September 1, 2013

Trip 21 3-Day (8/29-9/1/13)

Our Labor Day 3-Day saw lots of Action Fishing–Bluefin, Yellowfin, and Dorado. Steady fishing both days and finished with 2 wide open stops on mixed Tuna. Jackpots were Todd Wallace in 1st with a 53-lb Escolar; Brian Miyazaki in 2nd with a nice 44-lb BFT; Dave McDaniel brought in a 3rd place 39.6 BFT.


November 17, 2012

Trip 33-12 (Nov 3-12, 2012) 9 Days of Fun

The 9-day excursion was highlighted by a 228-pound tuna caught by Chris Holmes with a chunk bait on a 9/0 Eagle Claw hook. He used 100-pound Izorline and 130-pound Power Pro spectra on a Penn 50 S reel and an ancient Sabre 660 rod. His best fish by 8 pounds, and the fight went for an hour, […]


September 23, 2012

Trip #27 (9/20-9/23/12)

This 2.75-day trip returned this morning with a beautiful catch of Albacore, Yellowfin Tuna, Bluefin Tuna, & Dorado. Rich Fagner did his usual wonderful job providing lots of cool swag when he wasn’t busy busy pulling in those nice Yellowfin. Day one was spent going after BFT but instead gave our 1st batch of Albacore […]


September 18, 2012

Trip 25 (9/12-9/16)

This 4-day trip took us back to the tried-and-true kelps that produced on the trip before. We had action on Dorado and school-size YFT. The middle of trip brought us brought us some excellent fish at the big kelps for 20- to 30-lb YT and more school fish. The last day had been slow until […]


July 23, 2012

A Farewell Jan Would Have Loved

We said goodbye to our dear friend Jan Ishii in just the trip he would have loved. A boatload of friends that loved Jan for the wonderful person he was fished away in his spirit on his annual charter. Nice weather for most of the trip and a great mix of Bluefin and Yellowfin. We […]