Monday, June 30, 2008

BlackWater 5 Day on the Gun

Check it out SportsFan

NateDog, SummerTime Help from the Shop fishing on the Blackwater 5 Day trip on the Shogun out of Fisherman's Landing. Check out Nate with Captain Bruce Smith and nice sample of Reds. Check out more on the Shogun Website.

Many Thanks to Don Kuroye from Blackwater

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Catchy Tackle trip returns

Jackpot winners:
1st place: Sol Gordon 52.0 lbs Yellowtail
2nd place: Dave O'Halloran 40.2 lbs Yellowtail
3rd place: Paul Medina 40.2 lbs Yellowtail

Evening Folks

Check out our friend Paul Medina coming off the American Angler on a Catchy Sponsored Trip.

Report courtesy of the American Angler:

The boat returned this morning with a catch of just World class Yellowtail (which had beautiful color when they came out of the hole) mixed in with a fair amount of the early season Bluefin tuna, a sampling of Albacore and not to forget our first White Seabass. The weather was one we all will remember in a good way...after last weeks trip. It was a great time with a variety of nice fish. Thanks to our wonderful gang of Guys and Gal thanks again to Catchy Tackle - Drew, John and Wayne - for the nice give aways on this trip. Check out jackpot winners below and passenger Carl Brown, who treated himself to this trip before going overseas to serve - thanks for fishing with us! And, not pictured, our regular passenger, Joe Skinner, caught the second biggest Albacore of the season (according to Bill Roecker), weighing in at 37.6lbs.

Mission Accomplished
Nice fish Paul

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Jeff Holloway - Exotic Panama

From: Jeff Holloway <>
Date: Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 1:37 PM
Subject: FW: more pics

Yo. Here are some pics from Panama. Paradise Fishing Lodge Owner named Chad. If you go tell him I sent you.

Full Speed Variety Action

Thanks for the pictures Jeff......

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Fortuna Catalina Report - Seabass

Date: Sat, 7 Jun 2008 20:46:49
To:"John Rodriguez""Tony Moran" Tim Johnson""Tom Greene""Greg Stoney" "dave fisher" "Bob Stephenson""Bob N Hara"
Subject: Emailing: 038 - Copy

Got Em, congrats to Long Range Dave! 35#

Yabba Dabba Doooooooooooo!!!!!!

Congrats Long Range Dave and Captain Jeff


Friday, June 6, 2008

Spring CBass Pictures from CAT

From: Brandon Hayward - WON

Sent: Thu Jun 5 20:09
Fwd: pics
c - - - 59.7 lb wsb on PHANTOM

From: Hoose, Bob []
Sent: Tuesday, May 27, 2008 6:48 AM
To: Todd Garrett

Subject: Greg's White Sea Bass

Bob Hoose
Pure Fishing
Field Service Manager - Saltwater West Coast

So is that what Cbass are supposed to look like.
I hear they are fun to catch......D'oh

My Seabass Helmut is so HUGE.....I can cover the Entire San Diego Fishing Fleet with it........

Thanks for the pictures Brandon and Bob.......SWEET

Barracuda on the Iron

From: pinSpeed!
Sent: Monday, May 2008
To: Matt Salas
Subject: thx Matt

Hey Matty,

Thanks for those single hooks ya gave me a while back when Jason and i went to the shop!

put 'em on a PL-68 and the larger 'cudas bit 'em and they were so easy to shake off!

MDR has been having a little fling on the gar in santa monica bay with a few monsters mixed in.


Slimers on the Iron......The only way to really catch a Barracuda

Thanks for the report and pictures Paul

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

CBass Report from Cat

June 3, 2008

White Seabass are chewing at Catalina Island. Liwei went out this last weekend on the Dreamer out of Pierpoint and they scored full limits of toad croakers. Smallest fish was 35lbs and 3 bruisers at 50lbs.

There is plenty of quality squid on the baitgrounds back east with occasional homeguard yellows breezing through at gray.

The season here in Southern California is finally kicking off.

Nice Catch Liwei

Very Well Done......

Sunday, June 1, 2008

It was Howling, They were Chewing

On the Troll. Way to go Matt.

Courtesy of Bill Roecker

Skipper Jeff DeBuys docked Independence at Point Loma Sportfishing June 1 after an eight-day Purfield’s Tackle charter. The trip found biting tuna offshore, and after weather picked up, finished up on the beach and at Cedros Island.

“In the beginning we had good weather,” DeBuys said Sunday morning. “There was good sign of bluefin, albacore and yellowfin, but we saw more bluefin. When the weather came up, they all went down. So we went to the coast, where we found some good quality yellowtail. These guys toughed it out, regardless. It was a good trip.”

Jackpot winner Tom Banks of Malibu caught a 35-pound yellowtail that bit a surface jig. Banks fished 50-pound Izorline, a Shimano 40 reel and a Seeker rod.

“He went straight for the beach,” Banks said. “Took all the mono, all the spectra, he peeled it right off. Everybody was screaming.”

Terry Sandoval, an Independence regular, won second for a 34.8-pound yellowtail. Sandoval fly-lined a sardine on a 2/0 ringed Owner hook, 40-pound Blue Izorline, a Calstar 800 H rod and a Trinidad Narrow 40 Special reel.

Jeff had to work for them,” Sandoval said. “It was very windy, but we had a couple of stops on the bluefin. The whole boat was hooked up on one of them. Then we had to go hide at the Island, to get away from the swells.”

Bob Edwards placed third with a 34-pound yellowtail. He fished a 4/0 circle Owner hook, 30-pound Izorline, a Calstar 7-foot rod and a Trinidad 30 reel.

“It was howling, but they were chewing!” Edwards said. “I had outstanding gear, it just tooled the fish.”

“The water structure looks good for albacore out there for upcoming trips,” DeBuys added. “We got a big one on this trip.”

Matthew Smith, of Culver City landed the 40-pound albacore on the troll. Smith joined the lineup with his big longfin.

“Most of the other albies were little,” Smith said, “but this one is a nice albacore.”

Way to represent Matt.
Many Thanks to Bill Roecker