"It is difficult to describe the talent of the crew. The last fish of the day were the really mean pair of 245's that took many laps around the boat and twisted and turned numerous times around the anchor line. There were several hair-raising moments and all we could do was watch the artistry in motion. It is obvious they have worked together for many years and seem to know what each other is thinking before needing to say anything. They have an incredible passion for saving our fish of a lifetime and it is truly a joy to experience...
"The vibe around the boat is at an all time high. Everyone emptied the galley to watch Frank and Ron land the last two fish. High fives for both anglers reminded me of winning the big game and having your close friend as the hero. The applause for angler and crew was louder than I have experienced on any trip. Truly camaraderie at it's best. As I am typing, Ron and Frank are cheering for every mackerel caught as bait for tomorrow. I think the last battle may have been too much and they are now suffering from the Roy Rose giddy laughter syndrome.”
Captains Frank LoPreste, Roy Rose, Billy Santiago Jr.
(619) 226-8030 - Fisherman’s Landing
10th Annual “Friends of Rollo” Spring Shootout
(Press Release) May 19th, 2012 will see the Spring Shootout is presented by The Marlin Club of San Diego. All the proceeds from this event benefit “Friends of Rollo” Kids Fishing Foundation.
Entry Fee when signing up by May 7 is $60 after the 7th it jumps top $75. Shootout announcement and entry form can be downloaded at www.themarlinclub.com, or you can come by the club to enter.
White Seabass/Yellowtail Division Combined. Side Jackpots for Halibut and Bass are optional $15 per person per division. All Fish must be caught from, not before, 4 pm on May 18 and weighed in by 5 pm May 19. Awards Dinner and Giant Raffle will be at the Marlin Club at 6 pm on May 19.
The Marlin Club is open on weekends from 1 & 5 pm, at 2445 Shelter Island Dr., (619) 222-8677. Providing the only Free Certified IGFA Public Weigh Station on San Diego Bay, since 1947.
Contact: John Campbell 619-991-5480 firstname.lastname@example.org
Strong Bite At East Cape
The report from Rancho Leonero May 7 indicated last week had “…the same good fishing as in the past week. Both the Striped Marlin and Roosterfish are normally released so we have very few photos of either. That said, the Striped Marlin mixed with a few Sailfish are abundant and close. Anglers targeting billfish are releasing at least one a day. Most are being taken within eyesight of the hotel. The billfish are very close inshore some within a 1/2 mile of the beach. Our shuttle Panga driver, Eddie, caught a Striper around our boat anchorage on Wednesday afternoon. The billfish are very close. There are a few big bull Dorado to 60 pounds being taken daily, all on trolled marlin lures. The Roosterfish bite is very strong with lots of Pez Gallos around. Roosterfish are bigger this week with some 40 to 50-pounders released. Inshore has been good with lots of Pompano and Pargo taking Sardine. The water is warming fast, we will have 80 degree water within the next two weeks, very early.”