"Memorial Day weekend started off the season with the first albacore being caught (since January) and a couple of bluefin also. That has all of us on the boat excited as well as most of you. Water conditions look spectacular for the season and we hope to have some water charts on the web site soon for you to view. We are also pleased to pass on the fact that the Guadalupe permits have been granted for the next two years. I know a lot of you are looking forward to fishing there. We have our schedule on line for you to look at. Prices are the same as last year and as of right now there is no fuel surcharge. So let's hope the cost stays down.
“We have two new 1 1/2 day trips that we added on and we still have some openings on some of the 4 and 5-day trips this summer. Give Susan a call and she can check dates and availability for you or your group. 619-390-7890. And one more thing, tune in to Let's Talk Hook-up June 13th, Saturday morning (7-9 am) and yours truly will be on with Pete Gray. It's always a good time and I hope you will call in with your questions. But you can also call me any time in the office.”
“On behalf of the same old crew and myself, thanks for checking in and I hope you can get out and fish with us this year.”
Captains Tommy Rothery and Drew Henderson
(619) 390-7890 - Fisherman’s Landing
Goodbye To The Rocks
“A bit slower today but still decent scratching for 27 tuna and 50 yellows," reported the Royal Star June 2. "With the bite waning we opted to start working up and are presently heading for Cedros in good weather. We will arrive around noon tomorrow and hope to spend the next two days fishing those big yellows in the lee of the island.”
Captains Tim Ekstrom, Randy Toussaint and Brian Sims
(619) 224-4764 - Fisherman’s Landing
Rice Bowl and Islander Charters Host Sport Fishing Trip for San Diego Braille Institute Kids
June 7 Event will Launch 10 Vision-Impaired Youth on an Angling Adventure
Carson, CA -- On June 7, 2009, Rice Bowl Charters of Carson, California, and Islander Charters of San Diego, California, are teaming up to host a half-day sport fishing trip for 10 vision-impaired kids and their families from the San Diego Braille Institute. Christened the “Imagine Trip,” it will be a truly incredible event for everyone involved.
“As I began planning this event, I could only imagine what it would be like to go sport fishing as a visually-impaired youth,” said Fred Morioka, president of Rice Bowl Charters and the trip organizer.
“The salty smell of the ocean water, the mingling sounds of the boat engine and the seagulls and sea lions and finally, the feeling of that deep-sea rod in your hands and the amazing moment when you hook a fish and experience the challenge of the catch. Trying to imagine what would go through the minds of these kids inspired not just the name, but the complete tone of the event. We want to give them an experience that’s both unforgettable and unique to the culture of San Diego.”
The Imagine sportfishing trip kicks off at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast for the San Diego Braille Institute youth and their families at Hudson Bay Seafood Restaurant at 1403 Scott Street in San Diego. At 9 a.m. sharp, the Imagine Trip launches from adjacent Fisherman’s Landing at 2838 Garrison Street. On board Islander Charters’ deluxe 88-foot-by-24-foot boat, the kids will learn the aspects of angling from Islander’s superb sport fishing crew and enjoy a delicious catered lunch organized by Rice Bowl Charters. The boat is scheduled to return to port at 4 p.m. after an exciting day filled with fishing fun and aquatic adventure.
Rice Bowl Charters and Islander Charters wish to thank these sponsors for their generous donations that made this trip possible:
Shimano––rods and reels
Fisherman’s Landing––fishing tackle
Casta Design, Accurate, Tady Lures, MC Swimbaits and Calstar––custom t-shirts and hats
Hudson Bay Seafood––breakfast
Springbok Bar and Grill––gift certificates
California Highway Patrol––assistance with the event
Let’s Talk Hook Up and 976tuna.com––advertising
About Rice Bowl Charters
Rice Bowl Charters of Carson, California, is a sport fishing trip agency specializing in custom fishing trips for the deep-sea angler. Aboard Islander Charters’ boat, Rice Bowl Charters arranges all the amenities and comforts, including permits, catered gourmet meals and refreshments, and fish cleaning.
About Islander Charters
Based in scenic San Diego, California, Islander Charters provides aquatic adventures to Baja California and the Channel Islands aboard its boat, the 88-foot-by-24-foot deluxe sportfisher, the Islander. Under the watchful eyes of its captains Shane Slaughter and John Conniff, Islander Charters provides safe, exciting ocean excursions, including great white shark dives, sport fishing, free diving and eco-adventures.
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Rice Bowl Charters