For the past 4 months our KVH Satellite provider has had multiple problems with their satellite, which makes for sporadic reporting on our trips to Hurricane Bank. We will report as we receive news.
We do know that the Shogun's first day of fishing produced 15 YFT from 100# to 180#. They had 2 fish over 200# and 8 Wahoo.
We just returned from a great 3-day trip. We started off by picking up some really good bait. We headed down the line, made a short stop below the rock pile in search of YT. No luck there, so we made red rockcod drifts for dinner. Even though the water was nice, we kept rolling down in search of the Bluefin. Not letting the terrible weather deter us, we started searching for fish around 3:30. Although we didn't see any signs of fish, we continued to search. Finally we ran into some big schools and connected with the Bluefin, landing 44 BFT. The weather got worse, so we made the call to search for Lingcod and Rockfish. We filled some bags and the passengers were really happy and pleased with trip.
This should be an excellent 8-day trip. Likely to go to Alijos Rocks to fish big Yellotail and Grouper. There should also be excellent Bluefin Tuna fishing for fish from 50-over 200#. Long Range trips have already been catching this Bluefin 160 miles from San Diego on their way home from 16-18 day trips. This trip will be a definite go with 12 or more reservations.
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!!
Crew and passengers will post and provide images but back at the office Jen is the one who makes it all happen!