by Paul Sweeney
"We really did well on the yellowtail," said Independence regular Terry Sandoval of Anaheim. "Yesterday, we got into the bluefin and the yellowfin; they were jumpin’ around for two hours. It was gorgeous; the sea was flat as a pancake. It was a great trip. You should have seen the calico bite we had! Every cast at Cedros was a hookup!"
Terry Sandoval liked a flat ocean with leaping tuna, and the bass fishing at Cedros Island.
Roger Phelps of Ojai, CA took first place with his 49.6-pound yellowfin he took on a 2/0 Super Mutu hook and 30-pound Berkeley Big Game line. He used a TLD 30 reel and a Black Saber rod that he built himself 12 years ago.
"It was fun watching that pole bend," said Roger, a long range veteran who took his brother Brian Phelps of Centennial, CO on his first trip. "Brian out fished me two to one, but I was lucky to get the jackpot."
Dick Schaffer of Purfield's Pro Tackle in Los Angeles was second with his 48-pound yellowfin. He used a 2/0 Flyliner hook and a Pro Gear Albacore Special reel on a Truline rod.
The jackpot winners (Purfield's Dick Shaffer was second), aboard the Indy got help for a lineup shot.
Tom Thompson of Los Alamitos was third for his 47.6-pound yellowfin. He fished a 2/0 gorilla hook, with 25-pound Big Game line and a Penn 259 reel “…that's about "50 years old."
Dan Seddon of Alta Loma stood in with his 33.8-pound white seabass he bagged at Cedros Island. Shane Hindle of El Segundo also stood in with his 46.6-pound yellowfin.