“It was a pretty good trip,” said Stan. “We found fish everywhere we went: all the yellowtail we wanted. It was good on everything but skin. We had steady fishing at The Rocks for two and a half days. The water was cooler and green on The Ridge.”
Skipper Osborne said, “I saw a great big school of big fish down at the southern banks. They boiled real good on our bait but they wouldn’t bite.”
Jim Cavanaugh of Granada Hills won first place for a 92.4-pound yellowfin he got with a sardine on a 4/0 Mustad J hook on 40-pound Blackwater fluorocarbon leader. He said he used 40-pound Izorline and 130-pound Blackwater Spectra on an Avet JX reel and a Seeker custom 6465 XH rod by Jim Ptacnik.
“He took off like a shot,” said Cavanaugh, “and I couldn’t stop him, but Stan said to shake the line and he stopped before I got to the knot.”
Ron Cochran of Huntington Beach won second place for an 83.6-pound tuna. Stefan Heitzman of Huntington Beach got third place for a 79.6-pound Alijos Rocks yellowfin tuna.
Captain Kevin Osborne, Jesus Companioni and Mike Pritchard
(887) 686-7827 - Point Loma Sportfishing
Fog Rolls By Rocks
“It was a good day of steady fishing for yellowfin tuna in the 25 to 35 pound category,” noted Bruce Smith for the Shogun November 2. “Some wahoo made an appearance in the morning, while the yellowtail showed through out the day, but never in any numbers. Our weather is strange, mostly hot, but we had a fog bank roll by that cooled things off for a couple of hours.”
Captains Norman Kagawa and Bruce Smith
(619) 226-8030 - Fisherman’s Landing