shogun/accu 15 day

yft1979

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Shogun/accurate 4/19-5/04 15 day report.
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Loading up on bait at the Receiver.
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Lance showing off his tackle assortment. He was very generous making kite leaders for anyone that needed one.
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Aaron and Cole giving us a seminar on our way down.
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Sunrise on our approach to clarion.
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Check in at the Camp.
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My first tuna fish landed of the trip.
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Sharks were the name of the game at Clarion. This cool cutting off tool came in handy!
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Our second day at the island Ken hooks a nice one fishing a big bait.
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294.5 at the dock. So close to super cow territory!
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Later that day I hooked a good one off a bird school that pulled a bit of line. Bit a dine on my mak20/2x4
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Gave the 2X4 quite a bend!
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Came in just over the Cow category @ 202! Good for 3rd in the jp
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Capt Brian Showing off his Guns. Fun guy to fish with!
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Some sharks and tuna blowing up some baits.
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Clarion Hoo.
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Crazy looking moth that landed on the boat. Next to our home made bombs that accounted for MANY hoo!
A lack of tuna sign at Clarion and MANY sharks made Aaron make the run out to the bank.
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Ken showing signs of Scurvy
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Need to get some of these polyester face masks. The sun can get brutal down there...
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Jason and Nal from Canada taking a picture break.
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Kevin and Lance chilling out.
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A few carp wanted to bite at the bank.
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Kevin on a fish.
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Kevin and a Hb kite fish.
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Puffer for bait.
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Weird looking octopus swam by one night.
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Cool puffer fish.
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Aaron told me he has landed 25 tuna over 185 on an old penn int/ulua 93h combo... Makes me think I might over think all my gear sometime.
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Bait fishing was tough at the bank. 95% of all the tuna we caught there were kite fish. Was the moon one of the reasons?
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Most of the tuna flushed were chalk full of tuna crabs.. Could this be another reason?
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Kite fish from the Bank
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Ken on a fish
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Indy joined us at the bank a day after we arrived.
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Beautiful bait. Some of the biggest sardines I have ever seen were mixed in. Also some cocinero's mixed in.
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Left Hb after four days of tough fishing and made a pit stop at the stones!
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Nice 25-35lb yellows were eager to bite!
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Lance was soaking a couple dines on a hook and hooked what he thought was bottom.
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Kept at it and turned in to a HOG. Luckily he was fishing the Correct tackle when fishing dropper loop.
74lbs at the scale!
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Our chefs Josh and Brett with an awesome sushi spread.
Thanks to the Shogun and Accurate for an awesome trip. Won a cool accurate rod in a raffle. Thanks Gary! Boat and crew were excellent. Fishing was tough at the HB. I landed 1 tuna fish on bait in 4 days of fishing. Kite was the only game in town at the bank. But hey that's fishing and is why I will be back again!
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nick17yz

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Nov 6, 2008
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Nice Garret!! I saw your name on the website calling your fish a 199#er. I was thinking it should come in a hair over 2. Was it Gary G or Gary T with accurate on the trip?

Thanks for the great pics and report!
 
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yft1979

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Nice Garret!! I saw your name on the website calling your fish a 199#er. I was thinking it should come in a hair over 2. Was it Gary G or Gary T with accurate on the trip?

Thanks for the great pics and report!

Gary G. I knew it was gonna be close as they like to tape a bit lightly.
 
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Slater

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Jun 1, 2006
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Rob
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sold! / cattle boat
Awesome report Garrett, looks like you guys got your share & still had some fun!
Was giving Ken a hard time & wanted to see some pics of the carnage!
 
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Steve K

Hey, I'm gettin' bit...
Jan 2, 2005
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Steve
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18' Bayrunner, but I like the American Angler and the Red Rooster III
What a great report! And boy howdy did we need that. Tough scratch at the Bank. Been there, done that. For us it was a "hatch" of those BoxFish. Tuna off the kite were plugged with them. It was nearly impossible to get a Sardine Fish. Way to hang tough and stick with it. That Yellow, what a slug! Thanks for all the pics. That's what this is supposed to be all about.
 
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yft1979

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Getting a bite on bait at the hb was a tough task. I tried everything. Chunck, flyline dine, sinker dine, flyline puffer, puffer on a sinker. Balloon rig with dine/cocinero/puffer. Skipjack, small yellowfin, green mackerel. Caught some strange mackerel that was mixed with the rainbow runners, but those were no such luck either. Finally on the last day I got some redemption and caught a decebt 60lber on a pompano dorado I caught earlier that morning.
The last day Capt Cole got his dead flyer/pfd combo working and It got a nice 140 ish fish for the lucky angler.
The rig consisted of a dead flyer with its wings spread out with tooth pics and stapled in place. Then attached a small balloon to the back of the flyer with rubber bands.
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shajcl

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Oct 16, 2005
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Thank you for sharing the wonderful pictures of your trip. Glad to see the Shogun back in business again.
 
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spike

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Mar 6, 2006
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Spike Ivins
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any chance I get
Fantastic trip and outstanding report! Pretty cool getting a little Stone Yt fishing in as well. Congrats all the way around!
 
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