Accurate 14-Day American Angler Trip (Jan 10-24, 2018)Gary Teraoka
We returned from the 2018 Accurate 14-day trip on the American Angler with 141 yellowfin tuna, 11 over 200# and 8 wahoo. We had fantastic sardine hook baits and great weather traveling down and during the 6 days of fishing. Traveling home was a different story. 2 1/2 days of “E-ticket” ride. Brian and AA crew did a fantastic job putting us in the right position to hook and land fish. A special thanks to Action and Jordan for providing fantastic meals all trip long, especially during the rough weather traveling home. As with all of our past trips, the regulars got to become friends with the first timers by playing “31 card game” on the travel days and by the time we got to the fishing grounds we were fishing with long time friends, cheering for everyone that got bit and cheering even louder when the fish hit the deck. I also wanted to acknowledge a couple of long distance new guests from Germany. Michael Sengotta and Alex Rosch chose to take their first long range trip with us and had great success. Michael hooked and landed a 285# yft on one of the Accurate/Calstar/Izorline loaner outfits. He won first place jackpot, a Accurate Boss reel and the Acrylic Accurate trophy. Alex made a fantastic video that he posted it on the BloodyDecks.
I wanted to thank all the trip sponsors: Accurate Reels, Calstar Rods, Izorline Spectra/Fluoro/Mono, Salas Lures, Tac Glue, Island Tackle/Swifty Mfg and Sportsman Seafood Fish Processing. I also wanted to congratulate the 10 anglers that caught the 11 cows (Tom Mato caught two cows in one afternoon, show off). Here are my trip photos that tell the real story of the trip. Happy/smiling faces. We are scheduled to have a lot of fun again next year. If you want in, contact Lori at the American Angler office.
Enjoy the trip photos and captions,