Thursday, March 31, 2011

More Aloha Spirit

Check out the Aloha Spirit Website this week!

Thank you Shawn!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


From: Nate Dogg
Date: Mon, Mar 28, 2011 at 9:57 PM
Subject: Fw: Nate, SUPER STOKED..

What started as a 1978 'built-in-La-Paz' panga is slowly turning into my dream boat...


From: Jeff Chamberlain
Subject: Nate, SUPER STOKED..
To: "Nate Rosser"
Date: Monday, March 28, 2011, 2:52 PM

…………to see how your MegaPanga is turning out! The workmanship and design characteristics are just over the top, you should feel rightly proud of yourself! That’s one helluva accomplishment, and be prepared for a lot of launch ramp gawking and chitty chat once you get ‘er anywhere near the harbor down there….! I showed these photos to all my buddies up here and to a man, THEIR MINDS WERE BLOWN!

Here’s a few photos that I took that you can send to some buddies or folks to skool ‘em on how far you are along on the project…

May be down there Wed-Thurs……………..if so, I’ll be sure to contact you.



Living the Dream Nate !!!!!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Chucks and Cods on the Aloha Spirit

Scott Okamura and Jerry - Aloha Spirit

Hey Gang

We had a great trip out to Santa Cruz Island on the Aloha Spirit out of Channel Islands Sportfishing Oxnard CA. Shawn Steward was at the Wheel and the plan was to make the Long Run to the West end to look at some untouched stones given the new season. The weather was pretty iffy for the trip where I talked to Shawn about the Weather Window we read in the reports heading into the trip. The NOAA Forecasts always look pretty daunting but if you know what to look for in the forecast you can roll the dice and turn out a nice springtime trip. We trusted Shawn and the gamble paid off.

We had a nice ground swell that was building with long periods in between the swells. It shook us at first with the confused wind which turned pretty nice about an hour outside the Nard. We had 14 Anglers with a Limit Day on the Reds and Chucks . Everyone got to pull on a fish pretty much all day long. 51 Degree water made it tough to locate the biters but Shawn showed us he can find the fish! Check out the catches below:


Brooke Iwamoto

Corey and Ray Iwamoto


Taizo Shibayama

Island View

Ernie Codded Out!


We had a smooth ride home surfing down swell with the wind on our hip all the way back to the Barn. What a great day Gang! I want to thank you guys who stuck it out and had faith in Shawn and me on giving the trip the green light. Thank you Shawn and Crew of the Aloha Spirit!!!

Feel free to email me for future trips. I have one more on Oct 1, and I know a few other guys who will be charting the Spirit throughout the Season. Mahalo!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Broadbill Swordfish

Broadbill Swordfish

New Zealand

Western Bank

March 16, 2011

Weight: 550 lb.

Fight Time: 6 hours, 55 minutes

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Mark Davis
Date: Sun, Mar 20, 2011 at 11:48 AM
Subject: Latest Catch

Thanks to Capt. John Gregory and the crew

of the PRIMETIME. Special thanks to John Angus for inviting me on this incredible trip.

Bob Hara
Bob's Sporting Goods Blog Dude
Newsletter WebAddress -

Close Call for $2,000,000+ Yaht in Dana Point Harbor Tsunami

Check out this real life video from one of our local harbors. The Tsunami in Japan had greatly impacted all of us. Thank God for this guy!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Rogue River Spring Chinook and Steelhead

Yosh Ashikaga on the Rogue

From: yosh ashikaga
Date: Wed, Mar 16, 2011 at 12:41 PM
Subject: Rogue River Spring Chinook and Steelhead

Bob -

We were out on the Rogue River on 04 March with our neighbor guide Rick Howard and his nephew Travis to see if there were more than the one Chinook that Rick had found a couple of days earlier. That fish was a very early spring run Chinook for the Rogue.

After another O-Dark-Thirty start to get on the river and to "the spot", we anchored up and backtrolled plugs and bait. It took a little while until Janet hooked and landed a nice wild steelhead. A little later Travis got into a NICE wild springer which took him a while to land as it got out into the current and took a bunch line in the process. After a bit of a wait, I was onto a wild springer as well and got it into the net.

Unfortunately, for Travis and myself, you can not keep wild spring kings, so, they had to be released. They are beautiful fish as you can see in the photos. And, the best eating of all salmon because of their higher fat content. You can keep hatchery fish which have the adipose fin clipped.

We will be trying again soon as the run picks up into March and April.

Yosh and Janet

Bob Hara
Bob's Sporting Goods Blog Dude
Newsletter WebAddress -

Monday, March 14, 2011

Fred Hall 2011

Christopher - Big Boss of the Aloha Spirit

Hey Gang

I spent a few days hanging out with some buds at the Fred Hall Show in Long Beach this past weekend. Check out some of the images from the show!

Paul Ito and Director Corey Shiozaki
The Manzanar Fishing Club
(Photos courtesy of Paul Ito)

Paul and Taryn

Captains Shawn Steward (Aloha Spirit) and Jordan Richards (The Channel Isle)
Channel Islands Sportfishing

Ray and Bobby

Mario and Wes - Ken's Custom Reels

George Valenzula - Senor
(Thanks for letting me Hang out George)

Adrian and Tom Greene
Cedros Adventures

Duane Broadway - Cedros Adventures and Matt Salas - The Original Salas Lures

Captain Mike Lackey and the Crew of The Vagabond - Pt Loma CA

I spent some time at the show meeting with Corey Shiotaki Director of the Manzanar Fishing Club movie. The film project is coming close to completion where some funds are still required to finish off the movie. A short segment and exhibit was showing in the Arena area of the fishing show. Pretty amazing how a couple phone calls, emails, and Facebook posts on the Asian Retro page got some folks together to help lend Corey and Writer Richard Imamura.

Hats and Tshirts were offered at the show in exchange for donations to help complete the movie. They are targeting on completing the movie later this year.

Check out the a sample of the movie on the Manzanar Fishing Club Website and look out for future fund raising events. If you have any questions about the film Contact Corey at

See you next year for the Show!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Wes's Latest Hunt

San Bartolome Ranch

Monterey County

March 5, 2011

From: Mark Davis
Date: Wed, Mar 9, 2011 at 6:28 AM
Subject: Wes's Latest Hunt
To: Bob Hara

Our thanks to our guides, Jamie and Holly Smith.

Thank you for the picture Mark!

Viral video could land Division III player in dunk contest

A Non Fishing related won't waste your time watching this!

This guy is Incredible!!!

Viral video could land Division III player in dunk contest

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Bing Bing......Bing.......Boing Boing BOING!

We had a great day of Codding with Jerry Danko on his Deluxe Panga. We managed to get Limits with great weather and glassing conditions in the morning and afternoon. It was classic spring weather. Check out some of the images of the day

Jerry Danko

Uncle Larry

Larry Red!

Thank you Jerry for a great day on the water. That was productive day!