Just wanted to give everyone a little update on why the Shogun hasn't been posting reports on fishing. We are knees deep in our annual boat maintenance. This year it's being head up by our Captain Rene Monteagudo and he has taken the bull by the horns. The work and time being put into the boat this year is amazing. The crew has been working round the clock to get the SG in the best shape it has ever been in. To all that have booked a trip this year, we look forward to seeing you. To all that have not, better book your trip soon. We are filling up and Fred Hall is right around the corner. Give a big thanks to our Shogun Crew for all their hard work!!
This trip will most likely fish Alijos Rocks for large Yellowtail, YFT and grouper. There will also be offshore fishing for BFT. This is the best time of year to catch big yellows at Alijos Rocks. There will be a Shimano representative aboard who will bring a large amount of Shimano rods & reels for passengers to use during the trip. This gives passengers a chance to try some of their newest tackle before they consider purchasing. The rep also brings an excellent selection of prizes to give to passengers.
Book online or call the office. Valid passports are required for all trips aboard the Shogun.
Departs - Friday 1/19/18 at 11am
Returns - Monday 1/22/18 at 7am
Cost $690.00 + Permit/Visa, includes food
Book today, this is a definite GO!!
The Shogun has added a 1.5 day trip to the schedule. Leaving this Friday, 1/5/18 at 5pm, returning Sunday, 1/7/18 at 8am. This trip does not include food, but will be available for purchase on board. This trip is being booked through Fisherman's Landing at 619-221-8500.
Happy New Year!!
sorry for the late report folks but it's been a busy week here aboard the Shogun!
We took off early in the morning of the26th and got tanked up with some nice sardines. the bait was on the smaller side but there was a good mix of hook baits. Heading south we Checked in early at Ensenada. Since there were going to be so many boats at Guadalupe, (4 boats departed that morning) we opted to fish the beach for yellowtail and rockfish. We were rewarded day one with 90 yellowtail and over 100 assorted rockfish, including lingcod and reds. Because of our nice start, we spent the night at colonet for day 2. 8 am was our bite time the day prior but our second day started out much slower. With only 7 yellowtails by noon, and two other boats fishing the same spot, we ventured on to find something new. Never finding any sign of yellowtail we finished the day making cod drifts ending up with a few over 50 mixed bottom grabbers again. Hearing promising reports from Guadalupe we Left early and started crossing over to the island with an arrival time of 7 am. The morning started with fair sign of tuna but no biters. Just before lunch we hooked our first one and slowly picked throughout the rest of the day. A few flurries of bites and boils but no red hot action. Fishing was tough, but at the end of the day we landed 8 yellowfin between 60 and 160 pounds. As we left colonet the day prior we ran across a nice water edge with a solid temperature break. Capt. Rene thought there would be good potential to see bluefin tuna around the area so we left Guadalupe in hopes of ending the trip on a high note. As the sun rose over the horizon we searched the area and quickly found a few fish with the meter. Our first drift produced one bluefin tuna coming in at a whopping 155 lbs. it was the only bite of the first drift so we continued hunting and soon found a real school. Crew members Todd and Karl heaved bait over the side and the water erupted with bluefin tuna jumping all around the boat. Our second drift lasted the rest of the day with steady action on 50-70 pound tuna with a couple peanuts in the mix and one 90 pounder. As we ran out of bait and time we had 54 tuna in the well and lots of celebrating . our trip ended with 100 yt, 150 mixed rockfish, 15 lingcod, 8 yellowfin and 54 bluefin tuna and some very happy anglers! it was a n epic way to end 2017!!! Thank you all so much for fishing with us this year! Can't wait to start fishing in the weeks to come, happy New Years everyone!
Good Morning Folks-
Just checking in from our Penn Reels Sponsored 6-day. We have Charter Master Steve Carson on board. He brought tons of giveaways and raffle prizes with him, as well as t-shirts for everyone. The first day we had about 32 YFT, Day 2 we landed 24 more of those big guys and today we have 9 aboard so far. Weather is gorgeous. We will check in with you later.
Excellent fishing. Great weather. 100+ YFT, 60-170#, 40+ quality YT. The bite remains HOT!!
Just checking in from our open party 6-day. We all enjoyed having the day off for Thanksgiving but now we're back at it again. Left Friday with great weather and a healthy load of 5-7" Sardines. Check in at Ensenada was smooth and we were on our way to the island. Our crossing was as nice as could be and made great speed. We arrived mid day and it didn't take long to locate our first school. We put the anchor down and shortly after we had fishing blowing out all around us. It turned out to be quite the busy afternoon as we landed 16 Yellowfin from 80-130#. We made a short move to the bait making grounds and we were rewarded with a couple nice tanks of greenies. We stayed put for the night and woke up Sunday to fish around the boat. It didn't take long and we started hanging fish. The fish kept us busy the entire day with 3-5 fish going at a time. By the end of the day we had totaled 76 Yellowfin from 60-150#. Great fishing for our first whole day. We hope this is a continuing trend. Check in with you later in the trip.
Good Morning folks. We had another great day of fishing here at the island. Woke up in the same spot as yesterday and ended up with busy fishing all day. Weather was up a bit but that didn't hinder our counts to much. We ended up with 50 yellowfin and 2 Yellowtail for our day. A little on the slower side today but we still managed to keep -1-3 fish going all day. Tomorrow will be our last day at the island so wish us luck!
Trip report for our Let's Talk Hook Up 6-day to Guadalupe Island. We had a very busy 3.5 days of fishing at the island. Departed early Saturday morning on our turn around and topped off with a beautiful load of 6-9" sardines. That afternoon we arrived at Ensenada and had a smooth check in. On our crossing we were greeted with good weather and good speed. We made it to the island at noon the next day. Didn't take long to locate the tuna and next thing you know we had them blowing out around the boat. We had a steady afternoon of fishing with a great grade of Yellowfin Tuna from 90-130 pounds and even a sampling of Yellowtail. The bite tapered off in the evening and we made our way to the bait making grounds. Bait was a little hard to make but we were able to load up two tanks. The next morning we found ourselves looking around for some yellowtail. We spent a few hours on the hunt trying a few spots. There was a lack of current so we decided to go look for tuna. Around mid morning we located the tuna. We put the anchor down and the fishing began. We had steady action all day keeping 1-3 going. Once the sun set the bite subsided and we made our move to the bait making spot. Again the bite was slow but we made what we needed. With poor yellowtail fishing the day before we decided to fish tuna all day. We pulled the anchor early morning and made our way to the spot. Just after sunrise we started to get some action. A few boils here and there and a few fish on deck. Same thing as the day prior, a great grade of tuna and steady fishing all day. This was the trend for the next two days with yesterday being one of our best days at the island this year. We had very steady fishing from sunrise to sunset. All day long we managed to keep 1-3 going with a couple flurries of 6-8 fish at a time. We ended our day with 55 Yellowfin and 2 Yellowtail for the day. Our trip total was 117 Yellowfin Tuna and 10 Yellowtail. We want to thank Pete Gray for putting together a great charter and we look forward to the next one!
Just checking in here with a recap from our Rice Bowl 6 day brought to you by Fred Morioka. This was a dedicated Guadalupe Island trip. We had steady fishing on good grade yellowfin and yellowtail. The majority of our yellowfin were from 80-130 pounds. The 100# Fluoro was the key to success. Fun fishing on the yellowtail with the grade being 18-25 pounds. Guadalupe fish count 34 yellowfin, and 65 yellowtail. On the ride home we stumbled across a kelp to finish off the trip. We managed to capture 45 school sized yellowfin, 5 dorado, and 8 yellowtail. Overall we had good fishing, a great group, and beautiful weather! Back out on an Island Fishing Tackle 7 day.
Crew and passengers will post and provide images but back at the office Jen is the one who makes it all happen!