976-Tuna teams up with the Thunderbird out of Daveys Locker for a 2 day trip leaving Sunday night May 11 at 9 pm. Trip is limited to just 25 anglers. This trip will be heading out on an Island freelance trip on the hunt for seabass, yellowtail, calicos, and more.
Cost of the trip is $275 but BOOK ON LINE NOW FOR JUST $225.
Group rates available for 4 or more.
Join Earl The Pearl McVicar and 976-TUNA on this one for good times and good fishing. Book on line now or call 310-328-8426 for reservations.
The Gail Force out of L.A. Harbor teams up with 976-Tuna for a full day 5 to 5 trip leaving on Sunday June 8 and trip is limited to 22 anglers. Cost is just $65. Group rates available. They will be on the hunt for seabass, yellowtail, calicos, and more. Join 976-TUNA on this one for good times and good fishing with lot's of give a ways.
Book right on line or call 310-328-8426 for reservations and remember group rates are available.
The Thunderbird out of Daveys Locker once again teams up with 976-TUNA for a 2 day trip leaving Sunday June 9. Trip is limited to just 25 anglers. Trip will be heading out on an Island freelance trip on the hunt for seabass, yellowtail, and so much more. Cost of the trip is $275 but BOOK ON LINE NOW FOR JUST $225.
Join Big Gabe and little Red with 976-TUNA for good times. Book on line now or call 310-328-8426 for reservations.
The Pacific Star teams up with 976-TUNA for a 2 day trip leaves from Pierpoint Landing Departing on Wed June 18th, 09:00 PM Cost is normaly $400 book online now for only 299.
Group rates available for 4 or more anglers.
Seabass Limit is 3, This Trip includes breakfast both days.
This will be a freelance trip heading to the Islands. Join Big Gabe and little Red with 976-TUNA on this one for good times and good fishing. Call Rick at 310-328-8426 for reservations or book right on line.
The Grande teams up with 976-TUNA for a 2 day trip leaving from Point Loma Sportfishing Departing on Sun July 6, 09:00 PM . Trip returns Tuesday July 8 around 7 pm. This will be a freelance offshore trip on the hunt for tuna, yellowtail, dorado and more.
Cost of the trip is $350 with meals and permits extra.
Meals, Permits, and fuel surchage are extra. Join charter masters Big Gabe and Little Red with 976-TUNA on this one for good times and good fishing Call at 310-328-8426 for reservations or book right on line.
976-Tuna teams up with the Thunderbird out of Daveys Locker for a 2 day trip leaving Sunday night July 13 at 9 pm. Trip is limited to just 25 anglers. This trip will be heading out on an Island freelance trip on the hunt for seabass, yellowtail, calicos, and more. Cost of the trip is $275 but BOOK ON LINE NOW FOR JUST $225.
Group Rates availible for 4 or more anglers on this one.
Join chartermaster Earl The Pearl McVicar and 976- Tuna on this one for good times, good friends, and good fishing. Book on line now or call 310-328-8426 for reservations.
Once again the Constitution out of HM Landing teams up with 976-TUNA for a 2 day offshore trip. Trip leaves July 15 at 9 pm. We will be on the hunt for tuna, dorado, yellowtail, and more on this one. Trip is limited to just 20 anglers. Permits and a $65 food charge payable on the boat. Ticket cost is $400.
Group rates are available for 4 or more anglers.
Join chartermasters Big Gabe and little Red with 976-TUNA on this one for good times and great fishing. Book on line now and save or call 310-328-8426 for reservations.
The Dominator teams up with 976-TUNA for a 2 day trip leaves from Point Loma Departing on Tue July 22, 09:00 PM Cost is $400 online booking only normaly $450,
This will be a freelance trip heading offshore in search of Yellowtail and tuna Join 976-TUNA chartermasters Big Gabe and Little Red on this on for good times and good fishing. Call 310-328-8426 for reservations or book rght on line.
The Aztec and 976-TUNA team up for a 2 day trip leaves from Seaforth Sportfishing Departing on Mon Aug 4, 09:00 PM . This will be a freelance trip heading offshore for tuna, yellowtail, dorado and more.
Cost is $550 but Online Booking is $400 for a limited time only Join 976-TUNA and Chartermaster Earl The Pearl McVicar on this on for good times and good fishing. Call 310-328-8426 for reservations.
976-TUNA and the Toronado out of Pierpoint Landing is teaming up once again for a 2 day trip leaving Sunday August 17 at 9 pm and returning Tuesday night August 19 around 7 pm. This will be a freelance trip going where fishing is best. Either the Islands for yellowtail, seabass and more or offshore if the fish are there. Cost of the trip is $275 but BOOK ON LINE NOW FOR JUST $225.
Join Charter Master Earl The Pearl McVicar and 976-TUNA for good times and good fishing by booking right on line or you can call 310-328-8426 for reservations.
The Cheif teams up with 976-TUNA for a 2 day trip leaves from HM Landing San Diego on Sunday Aug 25th.
Cost of the trip is normaly $450, book online now for $350 a limited time offer.
This will be a freelance trip heading to offshore for tuna and more. Big Gabe and Little Red will be chartermasters on this one. Join 976-TUNA on this on for good times and good fishing. Call Rick at 310-328-8426 for reservations.
The Seeker out of HM Landing teams up with 976-TUNA for a 1.5 day offshore trip. Trip leaves Sunday September 7 at 9 pm. We will be on the hunt for tuna, dorado, yellowtail, and more on this one. Trip is limited to just 21 anglers. Cost is $400 but Online Booking is $275 for a limited time only
Chartermasters Big Gabe and Little Red will be on this one.
Extras will be fuel surcharge, permits and food charge payable on the boat. Join 976-TUNA on this one for good times and great fishing. Book on line now and save or call 310-328-8426 for reservations.
The Legendteams up with 976-TUNA for a 1.5 day trip leaves from Seaforth Sportfishing Departing on Fri Feb 24, 08:00 PM . Cost is $275 Online BOOKING ONLY, This will be a freelance trip heading down the Baja Coast. Join 976-TUNA on this on for good times and good fishing.
Big Gabe and Little Red will be on this one.
Extras will be permits and a meal plan payable on the boat at $55. If you plan to do more than one offshore trip this year get your permits now and save.
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The Gail Force out of L.A. Harbor teams up with 976-Tuna for a full day 5 to 5 trip leaving On Sunday September 21 and trip is limited to 22 anglers. Cost is just $65. Group rates available. They will be on the hunt for seabass, yellowtail, calicos, and more. Join 976-TUNA on this one for good times and good fishing with lot's of give a ways.
Book right on line or call 310-328-8426 for reservations and remember group rates are available.
The Old Glory out of HM Landing teams up once again with 976-TUNA for a 2 day offshore trip leaving Sunday September 21 at 9 pm or earlier if everyone shows up and returning Tuesday September 23 around 7 pm.
We will be going offshore for tuna, dorado, and yellowtail.
Cost of the trip is $350 for a limited time.
Earl The Pearl McVicar will be chartermaster on this one. Sign up now and don't miss out.
Mandatory meal plan paid on the boat is $80 plus of course permits and fuel if needed.
Join 976-TUNA for good times and good fishing. Book right on line or call 310-328-8426 for reservations.
Albacore, Blue Fin Tuna, Yellow Fin Tuna, Bigeye Tuna, Swordfish, Marlin, White Seabass, Yellowtail, Calico Bass, Sand Bass, Halibut, and many many more.
We Specialize in groups of 4 to as big as 80 anglers 1/2 trips to 16 day trips on the best Sportfishing boats in the Southern California Fleet.
The Cost of Mexican Fishing permits and or fuel sur charge is not included in ticket price. We reserve the right to over book by 2.
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Helena charter dates for 2014 season are booking up fast so get them while you can! Our rates are super reasonable even during the summer but right now until June 15 all trips are 20% off that makes a mid week 3/4 day only $840 and weekends only $1240 we also do twilites half days and all days and nite time coastal seabass trips.
So get some friends or family together and charter the boat we fish up to 35 passengers but recomend around 20 or less for limited load.
We have a super experienced and friendly 3 man crew including owner/operator Calvin and head deckhand/ cook Tj. We treat all of our guests like family because we love what we do and we want you to come back. Call capt Calvin for details on charters at (949)291-1756
John on the Pursuit full day trip out of 22nd street landing checking in with another good day at Catalina. Once again Limits of Rockfish and some nice big gaffer lingcod. They are working with the kelp line and rockfish zones so bring all your rigs.
John is live to live you all about it.
Trips go daily leving at 6 am. Call 310-832-8304 for trip info and reservations.
Seaforth Landing checking in live as the yellowtail are still around but being a bit elusive at this time but Rockfishing is about as good as it gets. Bountiful bait including Anchovies, Mackerel and Krill are setting the table for what could be a great spring.
The wise angler would bring a rod and reel combo for yo-yo jig fishing, surface bait or jig fishing and a bottom fishing rig that can handle up to 300 foot depths and 8-10 ounce sinkers.
The San Diego had 1 yellowtail today with 94 rockfish,, 12 sheephead, and 2 fat lings. Good 1/2 day fishing on the New Seaforth with 2 yellowtail, 169 rockfish, Lings and more.
For trip information and reservations call 619-224-3383.
Jeff checking in live from the Thunderbird out of Daveys Locker with bag limits for the 31 anglers at 620 fish today. Fish include 260 whitefish, 310 rockfish and more. Jeff has all the info for you below.
Trips go daily. Call Daveys Locker at 949-673-1434 for more information and reservations.
Don't forget the Thunderbird goes for a 2 day trip with 976-TUNA leaving Sunday May 11 at 9 pm. Call 310-328-8426 for reservations.
Fishing on the World Famous EL BUDSTER. The Pat Chemodorow party from Puyallup WA catches and releases three STRIPED MARLIN ( 140 lb. 120 lb. and 130 lb. ) They were attracted and caught on the live Pacific Mackeral. The fighting time were 35 to 45 minutes All the fish were caught on the Golden Gate Reef The water temp. was 71-72 degrees
Another pre-season sailfish was landed this past week from the Marina El Cid Fleet at Puerto Morelos, along with a few dorado, indicating that the warm water billfish season may get underway earlier this year? May is the peak month of the year for billfish, including the blue marlin, white marlin and sailfish and also for the dorado, and an early beginning would surely be welcome. The overall fish counts for a total of 39 days fished reflected 1 sailfish, 3 dorado, 78 bonito, (fish of the week) 13 blackfin tuna, 6 Spanish mackerel, 4 Giant barracuda 23 snappers, 10 triggerfish, 14 groupers, 16 banana fish, and 2 Coronados.
PM Climate: Partly cloudy to mostly sunny days, all with perfect daytime temperatures to 87 degrees and cooling off to 63 at night. Great weather for the snow burdened folks from the Eastern U.S.
Sea Conditions: Varied surface breezes from different directions to 11 mph. Sea temps holding stable at 81 degrees throughout the area, from Cancun to Cozumel. Most of the days saw just enough surface breeze to get a ripple on the surface of the water.
Best Bait: The bait of choice for this area continues to be the seemingly endless flow of the ballyhoo availability throughout this region. Ballyhoo are provided fresh and in different sizes, on a daily basis.
Bait Supply: The fresh bait supply for this area continues to be uninterrupted with exception to the occasional port closure due to hurricane season.
The offshore fishing from Zihuatanejo Bay remains on the slow side for sailfish but the marlin bite did pick up for a couple of days during the week. Now that the sea temps have rebounded the sailfish should start back up again and the marlin bite will also likely improve in the coming week. According to Captain Temo Verboonen, there is no concentration of fish in any specific area and the boats are having to make a search on each fishing day. Even the inshore bite was slow this past week. We saw some big schools of jack crevalle but they ignored all kinds o lures and just wouldn't cooperate and bite. On Tuesday, we saw a big school of roosterfish chasing sardines in close to the beach and fins were popping everywhere. They would bite the fly streamers and we did land our share, but they ignored the poppers and jigs. They probably would have taken the live bait but we hadn't taken live bait on that day. The Sierra, chulas and bonito are darting around at high speed and very difficult to catch in the colder water.
IZ Climate: There were only a couple of partly cloudy days with the remainder sunny and warm. Temps ranged from 71 nights to 89 daytime highs. Picture perfect weather and conditions.
Sea Conditions: Mostly light & variable offshore breezes flowing in from the westerly directions. Sea temps at 81 inshore and rising to 83 at the 100 fathom curve. The temps continue to rise to 85-86 at about the 10-12 mile mark, directly out front of the Bay.
Best Fishing Area: There was no specific area of fish concentration this past week and the boats were continuing to search far & wide areas.
Best Bait/Lure: The few sailfish taken were all on rigged baits. The marlin were more partial to the bigger lures and bigger live baits on the troll.
Bait Supply: The bait supply was just fine for the week for both, live bait and fresh baits for rigging. Live bait is $5.00 per dozen paid direct to the bait vendor.
Mazatlan just completed the best February offshore fishing we have ever reported and has already started to be one of the best March fishing months in history. The offshore billfish action has not let up and if anything, gets better with the passing of time. Normally by this time of year we are experiencing typical winter conditions when the waters are coolest of the year, but not so far this year. Water temps are holding up very well and the bite continues, week after week, making for a lot of very happy anglers and crews. This past week continued with the offshore billfish bite and added a few dorado in the mix, no to mention a sailfish, too. The high billfish boat for the week was the Aries I, skippered by Captain Jose Zamora, producing 12 billfish, (11 stripers & 4 releases, along with 1 sailfish released and even a couple of dorado to round out his catches. The overall catches for a total of 29 days fished reflected 46 stripers, (22 released) 1 sailfish released and 10 dorado for the offshore fishing. The inshore super pangas reporting in for a total of 8 days reflected 2 stripers, (1 released) and 11 dorado.
Mazatlan Climate: A very pleasant and mostly sun shinning week with only an occasional passing cloud for a couple of days. Temps ranged from a cool 53 nights to 83 daytime highs.
Sea Conditions: Sea temps at 73 inshore and rising to 75-76 in the offshore waters. Surface breezes flowing from the southerly directions from very light to 12 mph. Best Fishing Area: Remains in the 15-25 mile area out to the south of the Marina El Cid.
Best Lure/Bait: The freshly rigged trolling baits continue to be the bait of choice but a few stripers are being taken on artificials and live bait, too.
Bait Supply: An excellent bait supply for both, freshly caught baits for rigging, and live bait at the $1.00 per bait rate.
The striper bite was considerably slower this past week than it has been for quite some time. While the bite at the Golden Gate Bank remained fairly productive, most of our boats were on shorter trips and unable to go the distance and get back in time and that resulted in a downsided fish report that while accurate, requires a bit of an explanation. The boats simply can't afford to run the distance to the Golden Gate when they are being paid for a half-day fishing trip, especially at the current cost for fuel in Cabo San Lucas, which is far higher than in the U.S. They not only have to contend with the new 16% taxes but also with a fuel docking fee of 15% of the fuel purchased. High billfish boat for the week was the "Fish Cabo", skippered by Captain Gil Marquez, producing 5 stripers released for 3 days fished. The overall catch report for a combined total of 23 days fished reflected 12 stripers, (9 released) 2 dorado, 2 mako sharks, 3 yellowfin tuna, 24 skipjack tuna, 2 wahoo and 1 roosterfish. Cabo Climate: It has been a mostly sunny week with a few passing clouds and temps that ranged from 60 nights to 85 daytime highs. About as good as it gets. Just wonderful weather conditions.
Sea Conditions: Rather unusual for this time of year but most of the sea surface breezes are flowing in from southerly directions from light & variable to 16 mph. Pacific side, from Todos Santos and out to 15 miles, down across the Golden Gate & Jaime Banks remains at 72 degrees. This butts up to warmer waters just above San Cristobal at 74-75, wrapping Cabo San Lucas and extending into the Sea of Cortez and rising to 76-78 degrees at Gorda Banks.
Best Fishing Area: All of the billfish this past week came from the area from Cabo Falso and across to the 95 fathom spot.
Best Lure/Bait: Live bait continues to be best for the Cabo area.
Live Bait Supply: A very good supply of caballitos are available at the rate of $3.00 per bait.
Jeff checking in from the Thunderbird out of Daveys Locker fishing San Clemente today. They are getting chassed around by the Navy but still putting togther a nice score of fish. Whitefish, sheephead, and rockfish make up most of the catch, listen in live below only here on 976-TUNA.com.
Trips are on line daily. Call Daveys Locker for information and reservations at 949-673-1434 and get hooked up.
Captain Tommy Lee and Captain Sal Salazar have just now joined the "Taft Team." The boys will be running the " Seeker" out of H&M Landing. I am not sure of the schedule, I just wanted to give all of you that have been asking this info.
Our Fred Hall Fishing Show booth is just about set up. Come visit us Wednesday through Sunday for these specials. Fred Hall Show Special!!! Visit our booth anytime during the Long Beach Fred Hall Show to book your open party reservation on the Seeker and you will receive 25% off. We will require a partial deposit to reserve your space, with the balance due the day of departure. We will be limiting the discount to 8 spaces per trip, so come early to ensure you get the trip you want at the discounted rate! We will only be offering this amazing discount to people that make their reservation at our booth in Long Beach. Phone reservations will not be available it will be first come first served.
Fred Hall Show Special!!! Spin and Win on our Prize Wheel, every spin is a guaranteed winner! For just $5 a spin we will be giving out over $3,000 in prizes including 5 two-day trips on the Legend, 2 Seeker Rods, an Avet Reel, and many more prizes!
Fred Hall Show Special!!! Visit us at the Fred Hall Show in Long Beach to enter our special raffle give-aways. There will be 8 separate raffles and tickets will cost just $10! Or you can enter all 8 raffles for just $50! Prizes include Sponsored 2-day trips, Seeker Rods, and Avet Reels.
The Pacific Queen has some great Fred Hall specials going on for the next few days. check out their summer schedule and book now by calling 714-720-6973 or check out the booth at the Fred Hall show and save even more.
Steady progress toward the goal today as bigger fish returned and we made good on the opportunity. Good scratching is how I would describe it - a perfect pace during the same “banker's hours” bite time as the prior two days that kept the deck orderly, efficient, and well managed by the boys. Three over the two hundred mark complimented another dozen or so in the 150 – 190 pound class along with steady release action on yellowfin in the 100 pound and under range.
Good times among good friends; nothing like enjoying the company of those who share the passion for offshore fishing and drive and mettle to embark on a long range voyage. When times are good it makes it that much better. At the official half way point of this run we are mindful of remaining hold capacity and laser focused on occupying it with jumbos. At this point it only takes one – the one – for each angler to spike the ball.
Speaking of victory special credit is due for Bosko Kustidic who is putting on a clinic at the rail during his first long range voyage. Bosko is clobbering the fish with such consistency that his success can not be assigned to luck. His secret? Time at the rail; time in the water. In short – fishing; slow or otherwise he is out there at the rail putting in his time. The results speak for themselves. Today's photos first feature Bosko and his son Vladimir with a hearty 221 landed this morning. Photo number two is the man solo with his prize.
As side story worth mentioning occurred at the beginning of the voyage. Bosko signed on for this adventure with no prior long range experience. He was a little apprehensive before departure not knowing anyone or what to expect. When the final skiff arrived carrying the last few anglers that flew in from San Diego aboard was Bosko's son, and experienced long range angler, Vladimir. Caught totally off guard by his son's surprise appearance Bosko, in his overwhelming joy, realized that he'd been had. We were all in on the scheme from the start. Needless to say both Bosko and Vladimir began this voyage on a high note that has definitely carried over to the fishing.
Seaforth Landing reporting in this evenind. The San Diego came in on a 3/4 day trip with just 11 anglers catching 5 sheephead, 76 rockfish, and 1 fat ling. The Apollo back from a 2.5 day trip picked up 1-5 whitefish, 105 reds, and 42 lings. Great action on the rock fish on the 1/2 day trips.
Trips go daily. Call Seaforth Landing for reservations at 619-224-3383.
We enjoyed a nice start to our fishing today with a couple good hits on nice grade Wahoo and a handful of Tuna from 120-175 lbs.. We also picked up another 2 dozen Tuna between 60-100lbs throughout the day. A couple of heartbreaks on what looked to be bigger models as well. There is plenty of sign around, they just didn't bite as well as they were showing for us. We are all tanked up on lively Kite baits and are looking forward to tomorrows fishing. Wish us Luck.
A distinct difference in the size average today as 75 – 90 pound fish made up the bulk of our catch with a handful of standout 150 – 180's. Very good action during bankers hours added an air of civility to the effort while the traditional early morning and evening period practically failed to produce; every day is different.
Gliding into day four fat and happy capacity and ample fishing time remaining dictate a release size of 100 pounds and under. These mid ranger's add up in a hurry and we aren't really in the market for more, unless driven by necessity. As of now time is on our side. With fish in the tanks and agreeable weather becoming more so all the time it goes without saying that one and all are happy campers. Spirits are high and optimism higher. Bigger fish, the trophies we came for, await somewhere ahead.
Photo of the day features a familiar face from the past who finally made his way back to the Royal Star deck following a long hiatus. It was with genuine warmth that we greeted Dr. Bob Hulbert after missing his positive influence on every voyage he joined for almost six years. A well developed sense of humor goes a long way on these adventures and Bob's perspective is perfectly aligned with what it takes to craft good times from every opportunity. Here is Bob with the first deuce of the voyage, a 204 landed yesterday morning.
Back fishing on the World Famous EL BUDSTER. The Michael Kovach party from Oscoda, MI catches and releases two STRIPED MARLIN ( 130 lb. and 140 lb ) They were attracted and caught on the live Pacific Mackeral. The fighting time were 35 to 40 minutes. They also caught a 140 lb. THRESHER SHARK All the fish were caught on the Golden Gate Reff The water temperature was 71-73 degrees.
Newport Landing checking in with good fishing. The Patriot had a 1/2 day trip with 18 anglers catching 126 reds, 38 rockfish, 1 sheephead, and 1 perch. The Aggressor on the 3/4 day trip picked up 75 reds, 15 rockfish, 3 sheephead and more.