The Odds Are…
We returned to Fisherman’s Landing on the morning of 9-20-05 after a five-day trip on the Shogun. You met us at the dock. You took a couple of photos of my two friends;
Robert Johnson, Mike Durkee and me as we held our jackpot yellowfin tuna. We mentioned to you that we had graduated together from Arroyo High in El Monte in 1972. Also, the three of us shared stateroom 5 on the Shogun. I had the top bunk, and won 1st place. Robert had the middle bunk, 2nd place, and Mike slept on the bottom bunk, 3rd place JP. What are the odds of that?
Robert Proctor, by e-mail 9-25-05
“Mitch Spotted ‘Em”
“We had real good yellowtail fishing at Cedros Island,” said Sam Patella after docking his American Angler at Pt. Loma Sportfishing September 26. “We got some big ones after Mitch (the Chef) spotted ‘em. It was a time of day thing.”
Ken Pooley of Bishop won first place for a 94-pound yellowfin. It pulled hard, he said, “I was sweating like a good thing.”
Pooley said he used a mackerel bait on a 6/0 Hayabusa hook, with 50-pound Big Game line, a TLD 30 reel and a Calstar 765L rod.
Dennis Dickson of Burbank was second, for a 76-pound yellowfin, and Richard Jenkins of Glendale won third place for a 72-pound yellowfin tuna. Paul Dawson of Pasadena got honorable mention and stood in with the winners holding his 48-pound yellowtail; a fish he also took with a mackerel bait.