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BLUEFIN are here at last! Our first catch of the year! 60 miles south of border.
March 12, 2020

Finally, the day has come. I am weary from this long winter and am ready to fish again, but lately I have been craving the tug only a larger fish can provide. The day finally came THIS WEEK as we scored our FIRST Blue Fin Tuna of the year. This 100+ lb specimen was caught this week, and while we were there, we saw huge schools of Bluefin all round us. We were only able to get one to bite, before the entire school suddenly dived, never to be seen again. Still, ONE is better than none.

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Rockfishing Season is Open! We are on it! Catch and Cook with Video.
March 3, 2020

March 1st, 2020 is opening day for the Rock fish Season! Before the season ended on December 31st, we were catching limits on almost every HALF DAY trip. As of today, we are back at it again. The great thing about a rock fishing trip is that a half day charter is more than sufficient to catch a bag full of fish. Read below to find out my 3 favorite things about Rock fish:

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Galveston Fishing Charters Explained: The Damn Good Guide to Galveston Fishing Charters
March 3, 2020

Booking a Galveston fishing charter can be a time-consuming, headache-inducing mess. With hundreds of guides to choose from and endless tweets, posts, and shady online reviews, it’s easy to go wrong booking a guide that doesn’t “float your boat”.

Captain Experiences makes booking a fishing guide quick, easy, and safe. Instead of calling guides one-by-one, you can search Captain for your ideal trip, read our 100% Verified Reviews, and book on the spot with our licensed and insured guides. Booking with Captain is 100% free and never costs you more than booking direct.

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Tuna Fishing California: 2020 Bluefin Tuna Season in San Diego
February 29, 2020

Things are getting hot!

The 2020 Southern California Tuna Season has come early this year! Not a wide-open-limit type bite, mind you, but a scattered and school sized assortment of Bluefin Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna, and Yellowtail are definitely here early this year! As you can see by the picture above, mixed in are a few larger quality fish. The bite is inconsistent and mobile, but none the less, this is the earliest I have seen Yellowfin Tuna in California waters since the last El Nino of 2016. Is 2020 going to be another El Nino year for fishing? The predictions all indicate that it is

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Captain's Log Vol. 7: Deep Sea Galveston Fishing Charters and San Diego Fishing Charters
February 28, 2020

Hey everyone,

February marks Captain's first birthday, and there's more than enough reason to celebrate. See below for our Monthly Highlights, an action-packed Featured Trip, and a great 5-Star Review on a 36-hour offshore charter out of Galveston.

February Highlights:

  1. The Captain's Corner (you're reading it!): The Captain's Corner is our brand new Captain Experiences blog on Damn Good Guides sharing all things fishing. Catch up on recent trips, fishing reports, and more.

Be sure to read up on our 36-hour Galveston offshore trip with Captain Lee, and don't miss our San Diego 2019 Bluefin Tuna Recap.

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Galveston Fishing Charters: Feeling Damn Good Offshore
February 23, 2020

We’re kicking off our first Captain Experiences Captain’s Corner blog with a Trip Recap. Our trip with Captain Lee aboard the Tequila Sunrise was truly the trip of a lifetime for more reasons than you can count.

I met Mark at our Captain Experiences booth at the Houston Boat Show. I told him about how Captain Experiences makes booking a fishing charter quick and easy, and he was all in. He requested a 12-person Galveston offshore tuna fishing trip for his group of devoted fishermen, and that was that.

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Giant West Coast BlueFin Tuna! Catch and Cook?
February 15, 2020

Hello again everyone! Today's blog is all about the top game fish of California, the Bluefin Tuna. In this article, we are going to cover our favorite fish to catch, and our favorite ways to prepare it for a wonderful dining experience.

This article is brought to you by Captain Experiences, providing access to damn good fishing charter vessels nationwide. Ok, let's get started.

  1. The Chase.

In my opinion, the hardest to catch, and the best-tasting fish to roam the oceans. To catch a bluefin tuna requires a seaworthy vessel, the very best equipment, competent fisherman, good electronics, and lots and LOTS of fuel. Bluefin fishing is usually deeper waters and further away from shore. Around San Diego, there have been instances where Bluefin was caught as close as the nine-mile bank, but this is extremely rare and does not last very long. Most successful bluefin trips are multi-day and venture as far out as 250 miles from shore, for best results. Your other choice is to head south deep into Mexican waters to the outer banks of Baja, Mexico.

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