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    2019 SOA Alan Tani 8-Day

    Fished the Ridge for four days with first two days outbound travel and last two days inbound with the latter having stops en-route based on making good time against winds and currents. At the Ridge, we were in the company of the American Angler, Independence (my bad, it was the INTREPID), Royal...
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    Alan Tani 2018 SOA 8-day

    Arrived at the landing on 10/9, found a parking spot, got a cart, and proceeded to unload my bags and rods when I realized that I did the "2014 Alan Tani Maneuver"...I had forgotten to put my main reel bag in the car. All my conventionals were nicely packed BUT sitting underneath my work table...
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    6/13 - 6/18 2017 Alan Tani SOA Charter to Guadalupe

    A bit of chaos several weeks prior to departure due to the great uncertainties about conditions, so Capt Mike offered to extend our 5-day to a 7-day by either leaving earlier or coming back later. Would have been nice but no can do given people's booked flights and/or schedules; it was highly...
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    Short Report: 2015 June 15-20 Alan Tani Spirit of Adventure Charter

    Extremely short version: San Benitos, Cedros, San Martin, 25 anglers, 355 Yellowtail + misc bottom fish. Largest YT on the boat was 46 lb (measured by Sarah at Five Star) but it WASN'T mine. :( Short version: Day 1: Travel Day 2: Travel until 12pm-ish, began trolling rotations until reaching...
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    Cabo San Lucas with Santi Sportfishing 8/23/2014

    Went to Cabo 8/22-8/25 with the family as the end-of-summer finale before the little one started school again. Stayed at Hotel Solmar which serendipitous-ly ended up being a brisk 5-min walk to the marina where Santi Sportfishing docks. So, at 5:30AM-ish on 8/23, I took my 40-50lb travel rod...
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    2014 Alan Tani Spirit of Adventure 5-Day Charter - 6/16-6/21

    Had been preparing for this trip since the middle of December. 26 (including the sensei himself) on the charter. The boat left dock on time at 10AM, 6/16, and picked up a load of anchovies from the bait receivers that no one was happy about. Day One was all travel so everyone just prepped...
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    Tribute 7/19-7/21 1.5-Day - took home 1 fish.

    Here's the rundown: Left dock 7/19 around 8:20 pm. Woke up at the tuna pens before sunrise to what appeared to have been the rest of the 1-day and multi-day fleet; it was almost a harbor in mid-ocean. Conditions were very calm compared to the blustery 25-knots of the previous day. Fished...
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    Pride Overnighter 8/26

    Finally got in an overnight trip on the Pride after having a series of disappointing early season trips. Fished the tuna pens in rolling conditions. We got in four drifts total. Capt Greg was insistent on 25# fluoro leaders so that's what I started out on. Capt Greg was also insistent on low...
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    Went fishing, eh, 4/20 Montreal, QC, Canada

    Had made arrangements with Tony Perkins of Black Knight Guide Service for some urban fishing several weeks before. The weather was going to be marginal and expected to get worst after arriving in Montreal, Thursday, 4/19, so of the two days available, the decision was made to go Friday and...
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    7/1-7/4 Ranger 85 3.5-day

    Longest trip that I've done so far. Here's what could be written home about: 1st day: Trolled, chased kelp paddies and boils for YT and tuna until sundown. 1 YT landed. 2nd day: Fished the "shelf"/"rockfile" (???) for YT--end up with 1 YT and all the rockfish and lings one cared to shake a rod...