Saturday, May 30, 2009


From: Greg Stoney
Sent: Wednesday, May 2009 9:32 AM
To: Robert N. Hara
Cc: Tim March
Subject: butts

Here are a some pics, the bsb ones kind of suck, they weren't very cooperative and I didn't want to mess with them too much.

The big one is the one that didn't fit into the frame.
Get revenge on those seabass for me Tim!

Well Done Stoney

The Social Gathering of the Year on the AA

Captain Ray Lopez and Jessica Hara - Two Banger on the Reds

The Social Gathering Of The Year

Bob Hara who works for Curtis-Rosenthal,Inc. has been planning this trip all year. He has put together a great blend of Friends on this trip and as it just so happens, some of them are business associates. Right from the get go it seems like the social event of the year and it lasted throughout the whole trip. There was constant conversation and laughter to be found at all times during the day. We spent the morning fishing reds and lings and were not disappointed as they cooperated well. We then went offshore and tasted the local offshore scene. We found a kelp and caught 29 yellows as action was fast and furious. Jessica Hara shows off a nice double on reds she caught with a shrimp fly and a Salas 7x heavy.

Bob Hoose and Jessica

Welcome to the Angler - Do the Ohgechans want to hear about our Safety Systems?

Door Prize Winners -
Bill (Custom Rod by Bob's Sporting Goods WLA)
Steve Mores (Free Ride for 2010 Curtis Rosenthal Trip)


New Step Stools for the Staterooms



Good Times down below Colonet

The honorable John Liu with the Jackpot CowCod - It was quite large

Peter and Cerina


We Capped off the trip with a couple of offshore kelps to the west for some Yellowtail action.

Next Years Must Do,

The Guys

Many Thanks to the American Angler for a great time fishing with a great group of folks. Special Thanks to Bob Hoose from Berkeley for his donation of the Berkeley Gear, Matt Salas for the grip load of Lures, Mike Naoe from Bob's Sporting Goods for the Custom Rod, and we can't forget the Big Boss Lori Patella for the gift certificate for the Curtis Rosenthal 2010 trip I will be talking to Lori about setting up a June or July trip for next year. Well Done!!!!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Captain Mike Arujo - Gettin Bizzzzzzzzy

Captain Mike - Crappie

Hey Gang

Check out the great images from Captain Mike Arujo. Salt Water, Fresh Water, and even hunting...Mike does it all. Born and Raised in Santa Monica, Mike is a great guy to talk to about what is going on at the lakes and offshore.


Rainbow Trout - Fin and Feather
Monster Trout - Fin and Feather

Gettin Bizzzzzzzzzzy - Thanks for the Money Shots Captain.

Lake Casitas Bass

Lake Casitas LargeMouth

Hey Gang

Man - My bad on getting this report out really late from Lake Casitas. This Commercial Real Estate Gig I call work can spin me out where I lost this email in the flurry of work related work work work stuff......... From my good friend Todd Garrett

From: Todd Garrett []
Sent: Sunday, May 03, 2009 4:23 PM
To: Todd Garrett
Subject: lake casitas bass

I fished Lake Casitas today with Mark Davis and Jerry Scott-thank you for the invite Mark! Got into a good bite on light tackle (5lb line) and live shad on the bass. We had around 18 bass for half day on the lake.

Good conditions warm weather with most of the fish taken in the shallow water. Here's a couple of my bigger ones. Todd

Nice to see the Lakes are producing some nice fish. Thanks for the report Money.......

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Crappieeeeeeeeee - Lake Isabella

Brandon Sakasegawa - Crappie

Hey Gang - If you are into Crappie Fishing, check this out - -

From: Mike Sakasegawa
Sent: Monday, May 04, 2009 10:49 AM
To: Bob Hara; Mike Naoe
Subject: Crappieeeee

Hey Bob, Mike.... Brandon a friend of mine Stan and I took a 1 day trip out to Lake Isabella this past weekend and the crappie fishing was great. I included a few pictures. We caught all the fish in the early morn between 1am and 6am, and released about 50% of what we caught. For those interested in going, i'd say its almost prime time there. Right now, you might try fishing by the French Gulch Marina as we did, but in a week or so, as the weather warms up (which should allow the winds to settle and be more consistant), day time fishing via boat should be also prime.

The lake is extremely low, so for those planning on going, here's some info:

- Bobber fishing is probably best for the shore (even so, we caught around 40-50 crappie with non-optimal tackle - mini jigs on straight tie)

- North Fork Marina no longer exists. It has been moved to the French Gulch Marina area for the foreseeable future.

- 2 to 4 pound test is best. The fish differ in size, with most running between a 1/4 and 1/2 pound.

- If Bobber fishing, a number of anglers were using Berkeley "crappie bites" off the bobber. This seemed very productive.

- A day trip or a weekend trip is do-able. From LA, the drive is roughly a non-stop 3 hours.

- There are campsites right on the lake for those who wish to try camping.

I've included some pics of the Black Crappie we caught. Deep fried, they're the best fresh water fish around. I've also included a pic of the lower Kern which comes out of Isabella below the dam. Its a very sad case as what is normally an extremely dangerous river, is reduced to a meandering stream. It can still be dangerous in parts due to the fast elevation drop, but its nothing what it normally is.

Good luck to those who wish to give it a try!

I've included some pics of the Black Crappie we caught. Deep fried, they're the best fresh water fish around. I've also included a pic of the lower Kern which comes out of Isabella below the dam. Its a very sad case as what is normally an extremely dangerous river, is reduced to a meandering stream. It can still be dangerous in parts due to the fast elevation drop, but its nothing what it normally is.

Good luck to those who wish to give it a try!

Thanks for the report Mike - That looks fun

Thursday, May 7, 2009

The American Angler 2009

Hey Gang - I got some American Angler News for you to check out.

Spring Trips - I got an email from the honorable Lori Patella letting me know that there is room on some of their upcoming Spring trips. What a great way to blow off a little steam from this Donkey Economy and fish a Light Load on a Class A Number One Operation. Fishing always keeps me "In Balance" when I work in the Nutty World of Commercial Real Estate during the work week. Check out the email with the dates below:

From: Lori Patella []
Sent: Thursday, May 07, 2009 10:49 AM
To: 'Robert N. Hara'
Subject: May/June trips


Here are date for the trips we have openings for:

Fri May 15 - Sun May 17 (1.5 Day Trip) $335

Fri May 22 - Mon May 25 (3 Day Trip) $725

Wed May 27 - Thurs June 4 (8 Day Trip) $1875

Thurs June 4 - Fri June 12 (8 Day Trip) $1875

Fri June 12 - Fri June 19 (7 Day Trip) $1735

These first few trips are all going fishing with light loads, but we are committed and not cancelling any of them - a great time to get out there with plenty of rail room and very reasonable spring prices...

Call the American Angler Office if you are interested in signing up on a trip and ask for Lori - 619 223 5414




"Did you get New Pillows for the Bunks?" Well yes they did. But more importantly, they have been Gettin Busy, AKA - "Boat Work Silly" during the off season. Check out the pictures of the work and narrative on the Angler Website

Here are a couple of pictures for you to check out:

Sam and Brian - Boat Working

Captain Taro

Brian and the Welder

You missed a spot over here Ray. No, not there...over there!!

Looking Good my friends - Looking Good

I can't wait to fish the Angler this year with all of the new upgrades. Sam, Brian and the Crew really keep the boat in tip top shape. Getting Geeked for the 09 Offshore Season.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

The Original Salas Lures

Matt Salas - Salas Lures
Hey Gang

It's that time of year again - Spring is just around the corner and I know all of you fisher-peeps are starting to get geeked up for the bite to really take off. The water temps are starting to warm up and the fish are just starting to move back into the usual grounds. Will someone just make the wind stop blowing so much!!!!!!

Anyways, enough about my rant about the wind. I wanted to post up a few pictures of fish that were all caught on a Salas Lure. Jig fishing is one on most favorite ways to fish. Calico Bass, Tuna, Dorado, Wahoo, just about anything in Baja on teh Yoyo or the Surface Plug.....and I have also heard that Seabass like to lick a Salas Lure (My inability to hook a seabass will be discussed in a future post). Check out the MoneyShots below:

Yellow on the 7X - Cedros Island

Monster Cbass on the Salas 6x Jr - Bob Hoose and the Gang - La Jolla

Wahoo on the Salas 6x JrCalico Bass on the 7X

Salas Lures has been around since the early nineteen fifties. these world famous jigs have been used to hook fish everywhere. Salas jigs specialize in catching yellowtail, seabass, tuna, barracuda, skipjack, marlin, bonita, albacore, wahoo etc. Our jigs are sold at all major tackle stores and sporting goods stores in Southern California. Give Matt a call at (323)564-5442, or email at

Yellowfin Tuna on the 7X Heavy- Lower Banks

Bluefin Tuna on the 7X - American Angler
(And on the Ulua JigStick - Nuts)

So dust off your jigs or run to the store and stock up on the new Colors and Styles Matt has manufactured for the 09 Season. YoYo or Surface Plugging, Salas is my go to Lure.