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Canyon Tuna Fishing

OVERNIGHT CANYON TUNA TRIPS – 28 Passenger Limit

During September and October, our 21-hour, overnight canyon tuna trips offer one of the most exciting trips available.   The trip offshore is about 4.5 to 5 hours to the canyons at the edge of the continental shelf. We catch Yellowfin, Albacore and Bigeye tuna as well as Mahi-Mahi. Occasionally we catch: swordfish, White Marlin and Mako Sharks.   Tuna range in size from 20 to over 300-lbs and swordfish as large as 425LBS have been landed.  
 
A limited number of sleeping bunks are available. There is also plenty of room in the cabin to sleep. We recommend you bring a sleeping bag or blanket and pillow.  There is a snack bar on board with a limited menu and a microwave available for use. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED on these trips.  
 
Trip Times – In September and October, we leave the dock at 6:00 PM and return between 2-3 PM the following day.  
 
Fare – $355.   Tuna rod rentals are $25 additional.  
 
Tuna bait – Sardines and Butterfish (provided) 
 
Recommended Fishing Tackle: Tuna Rods and Reels – One stand-up type tuna rod with a Penn 6/0 or 2-speed 30 or 50 conventional reel (60 to 80-lb. test monofilament line), plus one 7-foot tuna jigging rod with Penn 4/0 or equivalent reel (60-lb test monofilament or 65 to 80-lb test braided line) Tuna Tackle – 50, 60 and 80-lb test fluorocarbon leader material, barrel swivels (provided), 5/0 to 8/0 chunking or circle hooks (7/0 chunking hooks provided), 6 to 8-oz hammer finish diamond jigs, 1 to 8-oz egg sinkers, 8 to 16-oz bank sinkers, rubber bands. 
 
Mahi Rods and Reels – One light to medium spinning rod (20-25lb test monofilament or 30-50lb braided line) for Mahi Mahi Tackle – 1/0 and 2/0 hooks, and assorted small lures and jigs Squid & Bait Rods and Reels – One light spinning rod and reel for squid and bait fishing (12 to 15-lb monofilament) 
 
Squid & Bait Tackle – Squid jigs and sabiki-style bait catcher rigs 
 

31-HOUR CANYON TUNA/MAHI TRIPS – 28 Passenger Limit 

The 31-hour trips offer anglers more canyon fishing time and are one of the best values going.   We offer these trips during September, October, and November. When we first arrive at the fishing grounds, we normally spend the afternoon fishing for Mahi-Mahi or possibly tuna if there has been an afternoon bite.   The decision on what to fish for will be the captain’s choice, depending on conditions. We usually set up for tuna just before sunset. We then fish for tuna through the night and into the early morning. This works out to between 12 and 15 hours of fishing time for tuna alone.  
 
A limited number of sleeping bunks are available. There is also plenty of room in the cabin to sleep. We recommend you bring a sleeping bag or blanket and pillow.   There is a snack bar on board with a limited menu and a microwave available for use. 
 
RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED on these trips.    Fare – $425.   Tuna rod rentals are $25 additional. 
 
Bait – Sardines and Butterfish (provided) 
 
Recommended Fishing Tackle: Tuna Rods and Reels – One stand-up type tuna rod with a Penn 6/0 or 2-speed 30 or 50 conventional reel (60 to 80-lb. test monofilament line), plus one 7-foot tuna jigging rod with Penn 4/0 or equivalent reel (60-lb test monofilament or 65 to 80-lb test braided line) Tuna Tackle – 50, 60 and 80-lb test fluorocarbon leader material, barrel swivels (provided), 5/0 to 8/0 chunking or circle hooks (7/0 chunking hooks provided), 6 to 8-oz hammer finish diamond jigs, 1 to 8-oz egg sinkers, 8 to 16-oz bank sinkers, rubber bands. 
 
Mahi Rods and Reels – One light to medium spinning rod (20-25lb test monofilament or 30-50lb braided line) for Mahi Mahi Tackle – 1/0 and 2/0 hooks, and assorted small lures and jigs Squid & Bait Rods and Reels – One light spinning rod and reel for squid and bait fishing (12 to 15-lb monofilament) Squid & Bait Tackle – Squid jigs and sabiki-style bait catcher rigs.