2017 Los Cabo Tuna Tournament: Came to Play

That smile tells it all. Nothing like getting the monkey off your back right out of the gates. It was the second and last day of the Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot. I had stopped Vaquera on the outer Gorda Bank to make our second drift chunking Humbolt squid. Making my way to the bow I pitched out a chunk Diego had pinned on for me. Away went the squid along with my 100 lb test Momoi Hi-Catch top shot into...

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The Coming of Braid.

A 30 lb Mono reel set up and the current 30 lb braid set up. What a difference. During the late 80's and early 90's a west coast fisherman named Russ Izor who later developed a company called Izorline found some of the first Spectra Fiber lines introduced and told us that fishing as we know it would change in years to come. Man was Russ right. Once Spectra was adopted by fishermen the whole tackle setup, both rod and...

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Go Fly A Kite: Kite Fishing in Todays fisheries

Go Fly A kite? Todays fisheries see increased boat pressure, more anglers looking for the fish of a lifetime, and fisheries we have not seen exist in our lifetime reemerging, people are looking for ways to increase their percentage for bites. With all these factors staring us right in the eye the emergence of the kite has been accepted with open arms especially here on the West Coast for the big Bluefin that have shown up in the last...

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Looking back at Tuna Carnage on the FV Maximus. A Trip for the Ages.

Friday morning was a blurr trying to get all my stuff out the door while leaving my dog Chacho, and my wife Theresa in a nice warm bed and it was pouring buckets. Had to get myself down to Costa Mesa to pick up my fishing partner Sean "Pump" Canova as we were embarking on another PV adventure on the Maximus with Captain Keith Denette. This was our 6th or so trip on the boat and we had seen...

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East Cape: The Paradise below the border. By Mark Rayor

Reflecting back to 1991 when Jen and I pulled up stakes from Southern California and moved to Buena Vista. Compared to today that time was like the stone age. There was only one phone in our little town and communication was very limited. No internet, no cell phones and importantly during hurricane season no weather forecasting. In those days all the local resorts pulled their fishing boats and closed up shop for August, September and into October. I quickly found...

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Team Accurate visits the Tarpon of the Boca Grande Pass in Florida

Kozo with his first Tarpon July in the fishing industry welcomes the annual ICAST show in Orlando, Florida. The who's who's of fishing tackle is present at this show to introduce new products or display existing products to the domestic dealers as well as global distributors throughout the world. This show is the biggest dealer show in the world where you can see the biggest names in the industry with the coolest, new fishing products hitting the market in the...

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East Cape comes Alive: The old Norm is back.

Jen Wren in route to the fishing grounds. The East Cape fishery has gone from zero to full throttle in a period of 10 days. It has been a tough,  for anglers but now the tide has turned and the place is hitting on all cylinders. Tuna, striped marlin, wahoo and roosterfish have all shown up in volume with an appetite.   Nice Skinny for a happy angler Our area has always had such a prolific fishery anglers have come to expect great...

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Destination: Panama. Team Accurate visits Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge

Twins with the Prize. Anglers worldwide consider fishing in Panama as a bucket list entry and for those who have experienced it understand why. The journey to Panama city from Miami, Houston, or Los Angeles is a direct flight that is between 4 and 6 hours depending on the airport. The Accurate crew flew out of LAX to Panama city which took us approximately 6 hours flight time and with our host Shane Jarvis of Panama Sport fish Island Lodge...

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Destination: Guatemala, Pacific Sailfish Capital of the World

Welcome to Casa Vieja in Guatemala Anglers looking for the ultimate Pacific Sailfish bucket list spot definitely have to visit Casa Vieja in Guatemala. This is one of the finest resorts in central america catering to Billfish anglers with great boats, crews, and an awesome resort to call  home base for a fishing trip. Excellent staff with 5 star chefs cooking some of the best meals I have had in years. The bar has a history of  photos paying homage...

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East Cape – Week of Firsts with Mark Rayor

We had our first showing of yellowfin tuna of the season. Most of the fish were a nice 30 to 40 pounds and caught chunking squid or drifting live bait on the Accurate Valiant BV-300. The bite never really got hot and was just a slow pick for a few weeks. Now that has gone from slow to no pick. Right now there is no other way to describe what is happening but tough.         Each fishing day we have only...

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