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Jul, 2015

San Clemente Island Mothership Recap

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Every June we round up the troops to head out to San Clemente Island for 2 long days of kayak fishing. The offshore island offers anglers the opportunity to seek quality bass, sheephead, halibut, whitefish, bonito and yellowtail all from their very own kayak. The journey is met with laughter, big fish tales and perhaps a few cold ones as we load up our gear, kayaks and coolers aboard the 88 ft. M/V Islander mothership a proven multi-use fishing and expedition vessel. San Clemente Island is a popular fishing destination […]



May, 2015

2015 Mothership Trips Scheduled

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Dana Point Jet Ski and Fish Village teamed up this year to bring SoCal kayak anglers another opportunity at big island fish on a limited load 2.5 day kayak mothership trips aboard the Islander. This trip targets nearshore favorites such as calico bass, sand bass, halibut, sheephead, leopard shark and sometimes even yellowtail. The Islander begins loading kayaks and gear at around 5:00 PM and will leave Fisherman’s Landing in Point Loma around 7pm. From there we fuel and bait up and make a slow and steady course for San […]



Jul, 2014

You are here Landing sizable halibut fishing Cook Inlet from a 12-foot kayak

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Alaske Dispatch News just posted this article.  Amazing what kind of fish people are catching on their kayaks! The 57-pound halibut Rudy Tsukada caught last month in the Cook Inlet was no small feat. Sure, it wasn’t a barn door by Alaska halibut standards, but then Tsukada isn’t your standard Alaska fisherman, either. The 48-year-old from Anchorage caught the flatfish from a kayak. Instead of strapping on chest waders or hip boots like many anglers, Tsukada’s routine involves squeezing into a dry suit before heading out on his 12-foot Hobie […]



Jul, 2014

San Clemente Island – Team Dana Point Jet Ski

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As Ken and I head down to the landing, the anticipation is killing us.  With kayaks in the back of the truck bed and our tackle, consisting of 7” and 8” MC swim baits  and weedless jigs, our hope is that we will be putting big Calico bass in our kayaks all day. Our journey begins on our sponsored 2.5 day trip with Dana Point Jet Ski aboard the beautiful Islander. This trip was a true VIP trip with only 10 anglers on board who were all looking to put […]



Apr, 2014

6 Day San Felipe Kayak Mothership Trip

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Fish Village has partnered up with Tim Boyer from Dana Point Jet Ski to offer a one of a kind kayak mothership trip out of San Felipe, Baja California for the most adventurous of kayak anglers. We will be fishing with the pioneers of Baja mothership fishing aboard the Tony Reyes of Tony Reyes Sportfishing Tours out of Orange, CA. The Tony Reyes is a 107’ steel hull boat with air conditioned staterooms. Your catch will be well taken care of using theirice hold, flash freezer and commercial vacuum packing […]



Feb, 2014

2014 Islander Mothership Trips Scheduled

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We are excited to announce our Islander kayak mothership fishing trips for 2014. Because of increased demand, we’ve added a second midweek trip in June. If you like to fish San Clemente Island when none else is around, the midweek trip is for you. The boat will leave Fisherman’s Landing in Point Loma on departure evening around 7pm and will return early arrival morning at about 6am. Two full days of fishing are planned for each trip. The price includes live bait, food and sodas. Not included are beers and […]