Thursday, August 30, 2007

Cedros Deluxe

From: Jeffrey Rodriguez
Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2007
To: Tom Greene; Carl; Bob N Hara
Subject: Emailing

Here are some shots of the Cedros FlyDown Trip

BirdsEye View of Cedros

Hotel Zam Mar - Home Sweet Home

Tom Greene, one of Jeff's kin has set up a pretty sweet fly down all inclusive Panga operation out of Cedros. The trip includes transportation from your house to Ensenada Airport, a jumper flight to the Island, 2 person room (with a Sat TV), 2.5 days of Panga Fishing, 3 meals per day, and all of the frosty sudsy beverages you want. You want more Ice? Jeff said that was not a problem. All you have to do and ask. The service was very Deluxe. Jeff called it "Over the Top"

Pete ready for action

The Pangeros are local lobster commersh dudes. Equipped with GPS and Radios, these guys know where to find the pinnacles and high spots.

It was game on with the 40 lb class Yellows and all of the Giant Calico Bass you wanted. Jeff also reported Barracuda to 15 lb on the bait and iron, and a 75 lb Black Seabass. Salas 6x and 7x was the ticket on the surface iron and on the YoYo. Breakfast at 6AM, and off they went fishing until sundown. The Hotel packed lunches for the guys so they could stay out and fish all day long.

Appetizers and Full Rack meals were provided to the group on a daily basis.

Jeff said this was the typical scene for the 2.5 days of fishing - Pulling on Fish all Day

They even ran into some familiar faces

A Nice Pile of Jello Tail

Group Shot

Where did Pete Go?


Looks like Tom did a great job getting the operation up and running. What a great way to fish the yellows and calicos at the island. Hope to get down there soon with Jeff. The best times for fishing is Summer and Fall Let me know if you are interested. Space is limited.

"Thanks Bob. Adrean, Tom's partner is the ambassador who makes all the things that put the trip over the top happen. We defenitly need to take our hats off to him!".....Jeff Rodriguez

Jeff wanted me to pass on a special thanks to Nate and Andrew at the shop for their last minute repair work to Jeff's Gear. Jeff was stoked the guys helped out a brother in need in the 11th hour before the trip. Nice going fellas!!!

Thanks for the Info Jeff
What a great trip

Have a great one - I'm Gone
Next Stop - Cedros and Isla Guadalupe

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Check out Junior in the Kill Zone

Brandon in the Kill Zone

Date: Aug 28, 2007 8:10 PM
Subject: Emailing
To: Bob Hara

To Mike, Scott, and the guys from Bob's Sporting Goods:

I would like to thank you very much Mike for letting my son (Brandon) and I be a part of your charter on the Endeavor August 25. It was my son's birthday. I had asked brandon what he wanted to do on his birthday and he said he wanted to fish with uncle dave and uncle eddie on his birthday dispite having a 1 albacore 1 yellowtail day last week on my last charter of the season

Good Work

Knowing I was done with trips for the season, I had to think fast to make it happen. I owe it all to you and your group to make it 1 of his best birthdays so far. I really think the fishing mattered but catching or lets say landing 15 and catching 3 on his own was something you cant explain ,especially when i had put the brakes on him.

What? Again!!!?!?!?!

I didn't let him bait and cast out his own bait till late afternoon. I was just a little too busy in the stern a few times. Nonetheless Brandon and I would like to thank you and the guys from bobs sporting goods for letting us join you.

Nice Gaff Unkie Eddie

Hope that we get invited to fish with the guys again.
Again thanks Mike and Scott

Steve Shimahara

Now that is pretty cool


Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Channel Islands Yellow

From: Greg Stoney
Sent: August 2007
To: Bob Hara
Channel Islands Yellows

Some pics from yesterday. I finally found something to catch other than halibut, although the 40#+ fish that some guys have been getting eluded me.

Salas 6X Yellow

Even though they were biting the jig, I fished the dropper loop in honor of B Hara. There were a lot of fish around, one bird school was easily 300 yards across. The best part was being the only boat in the area.

Salas 6X Yellow

Nice Going Greg
Flying below the radar up in the Northern Waters

Stay tuned for more reports


Saturday, August 25, 2007

Bob's Sporting Goods 5 Day

With the 5 Day coming up in early September, it is time to get geeked up and check out the Long Range reports. Permits for the Island have been issued. Check out the report from the Angler

Fri. Aug 24, 2007

Right Place At The Right Time

This year's albacore fishing has been very frustrating. There has been no lack of fish, but finding them during bite time has been a challenge. Today we were able to take advantage of the good weather and sharp eyes of the crew. They kept us running on spots of fish under birds pretty much all day. We had steady stops with one of them producing 50 fish. Today's picture is a few of the guys yucking it up as the mood on deck was FUN.

Feeling Fortunate,

The Guys

You can check out the Daily Sat Feed from the boat on the American Angler Fishing Reports
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See you on the Water

Monday, August 20, 2007

Fukunaga Pegasus 1.5 Day August 2007

A Catch of Albacore and some kind of Huge, Rather Large Ika made for a day of good offshore fishing on the Pegasus out of Fisherman's Landing. It was the Annual Fred Fukunaga Group, with Jason on the Wheel and a great crew to help us out during the trip. The boat looked great with high hopes of fishing Alberts NW of the Point. We loaded our gear and made ourselves comfortable for the ride out. It was a hot summer night with some humidity in the air.

Stewart S and Allen M - 2008 CharterBrainTrust

These guys are going to take over the CharterGroup. There is a priority list. The regulars are given the first shot at the three 1.5 day trips (spaced 3 weeks apart) then the list is open up to the rest of the fishing public. We carry 20 guys on these trips typically leaving on Saturday Nights and come home O-Dark-Thirty (say 5AM) on the following Monday morning. Hot Galley made life good on the Pegasus.

Dee and Cody Loading Bait

Whitey steered the boat to the 60 Mile Bank to find a 5 ft ground swell and 15 knots of was not ideal, but we had to play the cards at hand. We found fish, but very few willing to bite. Finding the right schools was tough, but Jason found em.

DayLight Ika Abner Combo
(Jason was fired up to see the Squid Boys.....yeah right)

”There are 2 things I hate Bob…that is Wind and Squid”

Ron Giant Squid

Nice Squid


Meatballs of micro anchovies and sardines littered the zone. Big and small boats everywhere. We picked away at the schools. Jumpers appeared in the afternoon and we had good fishing on the Sardine. Light Line was good, and they also bit the heavy gear. The Weather started to lay down and the white caps started to fade.

Sebata Nice Albacore. Sugoi!!

Jeff Soga at the Rail

Nice Fatty

Allen Morimoto Hooked Up

We ended up the day with 61 Alberts and a handful of ink for the group. We all pulled on fish and had a great time. Randall - the Pilikia DVD is on the way down to the boat.

Thank you Fred for the many years of dedication to the group. 35 years as CharterMaster, Fred is handing off the position to Allen and Stewart. Many Thanks Fred. Good Times and Biting Fish.

and the rest of the Gang

Thank you Jason and Crew for a great trip offshore.
Hats off to Joe.
The boat looks great, and the new engines are sweet
Good seeing you on Saturday.

See you next time around
I'm Out of Here