The five-day trip aboard Polaris Supreme with owner-skipper Tommy Rothery concluded August 11, when Rothery docked the boat at Fisherman's Landing. Mary Lukas of Simi Valley won first place for her 46.4-pound yellowtail.
"I'm with the Gold Coast Lady Anglers club," Mary said. "We have 60 members."
Mary fished a mackerel on a 5/0 circle hook, an Avet reel, and a Seeker rod.
Chad Snyder of Hemet won second place for a 42.2-pound 'tail. John Warner of La Jolla, fishing with his daughter Tania, won third for a 40.8-pound yellowtail.
"It's our father-daughter trip," Tania said. "This was our fourth year fishing on the Polaris Supreme with Tommy."
Fishing offshore yesterday, the boat reported "one spot of the bigger bluefin models. The potential is here."
Captains Tommy Rothery and Drew Henderson
(619) 390-7890 - Fisherman’s Landing
Intrepid Returns From 'Lupe
Captain Mike Pritchard returned Intrepid to Point Loma Sportfishing after a six-day Larry Brown Open to Guadalupe Island.
Glenn Gudaz of Ventura fished a sardine on a 5/0 Eagle Claw ringed circle hook to take the jackpot fish, a 90.4-pound yellowfin tuna. He used 40-pound Seaguar fluorocarbon, 40-pound Izorline, an Avet LX reel, and a Calstar rod.
"Everything went well," Glenn said remembering the fight.
John Lind of Yorba Linda won second with a 73-pound tuna. He fished a 2/0 Owner ringed hook, 25 yards of 40-pound Blackwater topshot, 80-pound Jerry Brown Hollow Spectra, an Accurate BX-2 500 reel, and a Calstar 875 rod.
John fished with his son, Jason, who caught a 73-pound tuna on the balloon. It was his personal best, but ineligible for the jackpot.
Chartermaster Larry Brown of Playa Del Rey won third place with a 72.2-pound yellowfin. Larry fished a 2/0 Owner SuperMutu hook, 35-pound Blackwater fluorocarbon, an Avet MX reel, and a Phenix 760X rod.
Captain Kevin Osborne and Mike Pritchard
(887) 686-7827 - Point Loma Sportfishing
Rooster Finds WSB, YT
“We had a nice day of fishing today,” Red Rooster III skipper Andy Cates reported August 11. “Starting the morning with a couple of nice White Seabass and a handful of nice yellows. From there we scratched the rest of the day and fish until dark. We decided to fish a half a day tomorrow in hopes of a few seabass and nice grade yellows. Putting our selves in position for the last day offshore.”
Captains Andy Cates, Joe D'Acquisto, John Grabowski
(619) 224-3857 - H&M Landing