Trip Reports

August 4, 2014

Trip 11 Report (5-Days 7/23-7/28/2014) PENN Reels

  Steve Carson was here!! That says it all. He always brings the swag and fun. Great fishing for school tuna and few trophies in the mix. It was a good trip to remember Tiny and Ralph Holmes and to welcome future HOT STICK Nathan “Hot Dog” Winicki, not to mention some fun family time […]


July 30, 2014

Trip # 10-14 (7/20-7/23/14)

Rhinehart family trips are always lots of fun and are filling up more and more with some terrific young anglers. Pictured is Allie Eastman with her personal deckhand Andrew Eastman.


July 14, 2014

Trip 7-14 (7/8 – 7/13/14) 5-Day Beauchamp Group

We had good days and slow days but in the end we had a great catch of nice-size YT and good action on school YFT. Finished up with the BFT up to 76.6 lbs. Jackpot winners: John Beauchamp  with the 76.6-lb BFT, Jim Pea in 2nd with a 33.8-lber, and Jim Mason close behind with […]


July 6, 2014

Trip 5 Report (5-Days 6/29-7/4/2014)

Great weather, loaded up with quality YT then on to good scratch on YFT and topped off with some BFT. JP winners: Scott Bendorf 32.5-lb YT, 27-lb YT Bill Rinkes, 26-lb YT  Ed Thompson


December 9, 2013

2013 Cows Trip!

Fished beautiful weather with lots of action the 1st couple of day on fish up to 90 lbs but finally settled in on the anchor for the BIG FISH. Action was slow but when it came, it was AMAZING! We added in some yummy Wahoo for the holiday tables. Hot stick was Larry King with his […]


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 […]