Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Subject: - TOPCAT 9/26 & 9/27

Wes Davis - Yellowfin Tuna

Todd Garrett - Dorado

From: Todd Garrett
Sent: Monday, September 28, 2009 9:09 AM
To: Jodi Ratliff; jim campbell; ; Nate Shill; Robert N. Hara;
Cc: Todd Garrett
Subject: TOPCAT 9/26 & 9/27

TOMCAT- 70’ ELLIOTT out of San Diego.

18 dorado and 18 yellowfin!


Chris and Captain Mike Arujo

From: Michael Arujo []
Sent: Tuesday, September 29, 2009 10:37 AM
To: Robert N. Hara
Subject: Sasquatch & BBQ

Hey bud got Chris his 1st So cal Striper 168# on 30lb,We are going to BBQ some fish tonight can you & jess make it ? we have fresh tuna & dorado courtesy of Todds trip and I caught a Trasher over the week end should be fun.

Nicely Done Mike, Nicely Done.......

Piru's on fire!

Tim March - Piru Large Mouth Bass

Hey Folks

You got to check out this report from my Bud Tim March. First Class Action......

March, Tim []
Monday, September 28, 2009 9:21 AM
Robert N. Hara; Greg Stoney
FW: Piru's on fire!

On 9/27/09 Lake Piru was a slayfest. 1st cast a 3# topwater bass on the lunker punker set the tone. A full speed morning bite.

Bass a cast on crankbaits along rocky shorelines for awhile then moved into weedy coves for a decent topwater spook bite of two to three pounders.

Just after 11 am I set the hook on what becomes my personal best bass with a 6 inch robo on the dropshot.

Jeff slides the net under her...the big healthy girl weighed 9.1 #s. We run for the ramp after boating 40 bass for the day.

Bass fisherman dream of days like this....

Awesome Report Tim - - - What a Ripper!!!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Bob's Sporting Goods Annual Sept 5 Day

Jackpot winner:
First place : Jay Maeda 65lbs YFT
Second place: Matt Salas 62lbs YFT
Third place: Scott Okamura 62lbs YFT

Bobs Sporting Goods Back Home - Taken from the American Angler Website

Capt. Brian Kiyohara backed the boat in this morning with the gang from Bobs Sporting Goods. Thanks to Jay for filling in for Mike this trip, and a huge thanks to Mike Naoe without whom these trips would not be possible - he spends the year organizing from the shop and it is a great group of guys. And again thanks to Scott Okamura for the beef sticks - they are soooo good!

The guys had a nice catch of Yellowfin Tuna, Yellowtail and Dorado - all beautiful fresh fish, many of which were being taken home for a backyard fillet party to be consumed and shared by friends and family.

Scott Okamura - Lupie Yellowfin

Here are a few pictures from the shop 5 day on the American Angler (Courtesy of the American Angler Website). Will post more pictures when I get em.

Mark and what would have been a nice Yellowfin

The Tariffs by the TaxMan were pretty expensive for the group

Good Friends Gordon and Matt Salas

......And the Rest

Mike Sakasegawa was kind enough to provide more pictures of the trip. Check out his photo gallery

Thanks again to the Brian Kiyohara and the Crew of the American Angler for another great trip. We hear Captain Sammy is getting back on his feet and will be at the Wheel sooner than you know it.

Just to let you know, we do have spots available for the Fall 10 Day which leaves the Saturday after Thanksgiving. A great group of anglers and my favorite Long Range boat. Come join the family and check it out. Here are some pictures from a past trip How would like you to roll back home right before Xmas with Tuna in the RSW........hhhhhhmmmm December Sashimi.....uuuuggggggggghhhh!!

If you have any interest in our trip, give Lori Patella a call with the American Angler at 619 223 5414.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Cruz and Rosa Thurs/Fri

Channel Islands "Fhatty"

From: Greg Stoney []
Saturday, September 05, 2009 9:17 PM
Robert N. Hara; March, Tim; Phil Lindholm; Todd Phillips

Cruz and Rosa Thurs/Fri

What's Up Guys,

Dave Rich and I escaped the heat and fished his rig last Thursday and yesterday. We started out around Chinese for one fish, then ran up the front and around to Christys for a couple more then we got a tip from a bro and made a late afternoon run across to Rosa where we got a couple of more good ones. We jammed back to Forneys for the night and rafted up with a couple of other boats and proceeded to bbq, put away a few jack n' cokes and talk story. The anchorage was pretty nice overnight but right outside the potato patch was in full effect with 6'-8' footers stacking up. The next morning we started out above Christys for one fish, then the sharks got on us quickly.

The channel to Rosa looked like it mellowed a bit so we shot across to Skunk pt and started fishing. The current was ripping against the wind which screwed up the drift, so we tied on 1 lb balls and power drifted with the kicker. This semi bounce ball deal was the shit!, over the next few hours we put on 11 more fish and just about plugged the boat. We had to meet the buyer at 2 so we stopped at 12 and blasted back down the backside. We ended up with a number of fatties, including a 43# (a new biggest for me) and a bunch between 25#-38#.

Also, I went out on the 'Jack last Tues to Capa to try and find a yellow, I had one bite on the yo yo all day but it was a 33# yellow, so that was cool.


Gettin It Done. Another Great Report from the Northern Fishing Grounds. Thanks G

John Brarman goes BIG!

Rodriguez, Jeff []\
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2009 8:01 AM

To: Robert N. Hara
Subject: FW: Fortuna Fishing


John Brarman goes BIG!

Catalina Yellowtail ........ SWEET!!!

Jeff Rodriguez /ThyssenKrupp Elevator/Service Operations Manager

Los Angeles,Ca

Bluefin- Pacific Dawn 8/30 3 bluefin 31-34lbs

Todd Garrett - Pacific Dawn Bluefin Tuna

From: Todd Garrett
Sent: Tuesday, September 01, 2009 8:09 AM
To: Bob Hara
Subject: Bluefin- Pacific Dawn 8/30 3 bluefin 31-34lbs

Yo Bob

On Saturday night we took some of our customers on our annual 1.5 day trip out of San Diego. We fished with Captain Pat Cavanaugh and crew aboard the Pacific Dawn. We headed out towards the SE corner of the dumping grounds; we never made it that far. On Sunday morning we started the day off with two albacore stops that produced ~15 albacore (nicer grade 20#) with the last bite around 11:00AM. We trolled the rest of the day in beautiful purple 70 degree water with little wind and no visible life: no birds or bait, not even a breaking fish. We stopped on several meter marks for no bites. Finally, at around 3:30pm we stopped on a meter mark and as soon as the chum hit the water we had several BFT hooked up. The first fish to hit the deck was the biggest; I would estimate it at easily over 50lbs.We stayed on these fish for over four hours. We put 38 BFT on the boat ranging from 30 to 50+ lbs for 13 guys. It sucked having to leave biting bluefin in perfect weather conditions. We also caught 4 smaller grade YFT. Great day on the water.

I ended up getting so BAC buttons on: 16, 20 & 30lb. My hats off the Pat Cavanaugh and crew on the Pacific Dawn for a great trip- these guys fish hard and are great fun.


Great Report Todd - Full Speed Bluefin

Friday, September 4, 2009

Pier fishing with Kenny and Scott

From: David Idota
Date: Fri, Aug 2009
Subject: Pier fishing with Kenny and Scott
To: Bob Hara

Hey Bob just wanted to send some pics from a lil outing to the Santa Monica Pier. We were out there after dark when it finally started to cool down to relax and hang out for abit. Kenny was the only one to catch anything. Which was a short halibut, that was released short after some picture taking by some cool canadian tourest we met. Anyways, sorry for the low quality pictures. I forgot to bring my camera out, and had to use my phone.

Thanks for the pictuers Dave. That is pretty Classic