200 lbs of la jolla

From: keith hilton
Sent: Friday, February 22, 2008 6:16 PM
To: Robert N. Hara
Subject: 200 lbs of la jolla

Hokie Smokes Batman!!!!!

Check it out Gang. Another stack of Yellows and CBass from the Epic La Jolla Bite from earlier this week. Just putting the Wood to those fish.

Courtesy of Captain Keith Hilton.

Thanks for the Money Shot Brother.....


From: Hoose, Bob
Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2008 4:41 PM
To: Todd Garrett
Cc: Bob Hara; Greg@AFTCO.Com; Matt "Salas" Sautter


We had a BERKLEY 'crew trip' Wednesday with Matt Barlow second relief captain running the IMPULSE out of Dana Landing. Onboard was Luc Ofield from Anglers Choice, Brandon Cotton from Fish Rap, Harry Okuda, Chris Marso, Erik LeVang, and myself. We left the landing at 6:15am- and ran up to La Jolla. Arriving on the grounds, the VOYAGER passed over a couple brails of live squid. The morning bite was a slow pick for the fleet. At 8:45am, we were bouncing white or scrambled egg Salas 6x jrs tipped with squid when both Harry and I got wired. Head shakes and dogged out runs to deep water - the sea bass were biting! Harry's fish went 38 lbs, and my personal best 46 lbs.

Ran back up to our numbers, and Brandon Cotton hooks a tanker bouncing a glow Salas 6x jr on #25 Trilene Big Game. We knew it was a slug but when 61.6 lbs of sea bass came over the rail- it was surreal! Just a tanker! On the bow, both Erik and I get wired again on the Salas 6x jrs, my fish comes unbuttoned, Erik gets his first sea bass ever- 43 lbs on Trilene Big Game #25. We fished through the tide and were back in the slip at 1pm.

Hell of a ½ day local trip- the IMPULSE is a sweet ride too.


Wow - That is an Outstanding Sample of CBass.

Like catching a Modern Day Dinosaur.

Thanks for the email Hoose!

The Rio Negro

From: pinSpeed!
Date: Feb 17, 2008 4:43 PM
To: bill batson , jerry brown, bob hara
Cc: Tsujiuchi Steve

Here's a few bazillion pics of our fishing expedition on the Rio Negro in the Amazon jungle.

The guys got a few 20lb + peacock bass but my largest would only go 13.2lb... guess i'll have to go back again...


Peacock Bass

Toothy Critter

Another Toothy Critter


Home Base

Sounds like you are ready to go back for Round 2

Thanks for the Great Pictures Paul.

Ono and Ahi - American Angler Long Range

Hey Gang

We hope everyone is having a great start to 2008.
I know the NY Giants are Uber Stoked!!

Check out the sample of pictures from the Bob's Sporting Goods/Sports Chalet American Angler 14.5 Day trip from earlier this month. Brian and Sam shared the duties "doing their skipper thing" on the long trip, with Liwei Lao from the shop doing the CharterMaster Gig.

CharterMaster Liwei

On the Salas Iron - Sweet

Rack em Up


Good one Art!!!!

"We had great wahoo fishing,a shot at cows and great tuna fishing on mid-grade fish. The guys aboard clicked and worked like a well-oiled machine."

Jackpot winners:
1st place: Ben Frazier 231 lbs Yellowfin Tuna
2nd place: Ray Salvador 191 lbs Yellowfin Tuna
3rd place: Bill Randall 180 lbs Yellowfin Tuna

(Photo Courtesy of Fishing Videos.com)

View all the photos at the BSGgallery

Get the real story by visiting the American Angler Website - Fishing Reports

Now that is an awesome start for 08!!

Hasta La Vista Baby......