By Bill Roecker
Art Taylor docked his Searcher July 22 after a five-day trip with 20 anglers, many from Idaho.
“We got limits of yellowtail at the south end of Cedros Island,” he said, “and some bigger ones in the bull kelp nearby. And we fished offshore for a mix of bluefin, albacore and yellows.”
Richard Yoshika of La Palma won first place for a 37.2-pound albacore. He said he caught it with a sardine on a 3/0 Eagle Claw hook, 30-pound Big Game line, a Torium 30 reel and a Shimano eight-foot rod.
Brad Green of Middleton Idaho won second place for a 34.5-pounder, and Justin Buchanan of Napa, ID was third, for a 33.2-pound yellowtail.
Bob Sands Trip Scores
Bruce Smith brought his Shogun anglers home to Fisherman’s Landing July 22 after a five-day Bob Sands charter with Sal Vallone as chartermaster.
“Both this group and the crew were excellent,” said Vallone.
Erik Jackson of Pasadena swept the top two jackpot spots with yellowtail of 35.8 and 34 pounds. He said the larger fish fought for 15 minutes or more.
“It’s my best yellowtail ever,” he remarked. “I hooked him in the shallows near the bull kelp and it was hard to get him out.”
Jamie Massion of Calabasas won third place for a 30.6-pound yellow he hooked on a Salas 6X Jr. jig in blue and white, on 30-pound line.