Anacapa yesterday

From: Greg Stoney

Sent: Tuesday, December 30, 2008 9:47 AM

To: Bob Hara; Garrett Todd; Phil Lindholm; Tim March; Jay Maeda; Matt Sautter

Subject: Anacapa yesterday

What's up guys,

It sounds like you guys had a very cool trip with Shaun. Did he let you drop the 10 hook ganion?

I managed to get out yesterday, unfortunately I blanked on the bank perch and chilis. I did find one biter though... 37# on the CP105


What a Phatty!!!!!

Nice Job Stoney

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Aloha Spirit

Shig Getting "Shiggy" with a Nice Chili

Hey Gang

Check out the pictures from the Jay Maeda Charter Aboard the Aloha Spirit out of Oxnard CA. Captain Shawn Steward and Crew provided a great day of fishing up the Beach. It was limit fishing for the Chili Peppers and the group was stoked. Man, I was stoked for the fishing and the great weather.

There was a bit of wind on the water in the Grey, but it turned out to be "Morning Sickness" where the Ocean greased out to a Flat Calm Sea. It was pretty brutally cold in the morning, but it turned into TShirt Weather by Mid-Morning.



We had one bite that woke everyone up on deck. John hooked into something on his Cod Rig that ripped off just about all of his 30 lb. on his Newell.

After about 10 Minutes, the line frayed and all was lost. The 30 lb was no match for what we thought was a Thresher. Nice Fight. Who needs a cup of coffee after watching that.

CharterMaster Maeda with a Nice One - I see you Ernie...

Ernie with a Nice Chili / Bankie Combo

The JackPot Scramble - Mine is Bigger...

Jackpot Day for Jay

After an action packed day of Codding and a Couple of BreakFast Burritos, some Grilled Pastrami Sandos, and add in a few Cheese Burgers, the Group was wiped out after the fun day on the Water. Jesse in the Galley Cooks up a M ean Griddle.

We all want to thank Shawn and Crew for an Awesome Trip on the Aloha Spirit. Check him out in 09 if you want to get into some good Northern Island Fishing. He runs a top notch operation and is Living Life with a True Aloha Spirit.


Brace Of Supercows

Hey Gang

I was surfing the web tonight and came across this great report courtesy of Bill Roecker of Fishing Videos.Com. Kevin Osborne docked Intrepid at Pt. Loma Sportfishing December 18 following a 10-day trip with 24 anglers.

We got the big fish from a school that was hit by at least one other boat that hooked and lost one,” remarked Osborne. He was referring to the pair of tuna his anglers caught that went over 300 pounds. The big one came in at 341.6 pounds, caught by Bill Dunn of Malibu, whose best previous tuna went about 120 pounds.

“He hit after a long soak,” said Bill, “about 3:30 p.m. He seemed slow to move off, like a dorado, until the line came tight. It was just a battle. He stayed close, and at the end, after an hour and a half, he came up in the port stern, after he took me around the boat four times. This was my first opportunity on a big fish.”

Dunn said he baited a sardine on a 6/0 ringed Super Mutu hook on 130-pound Momoi leader and 130-pound Momoi Spectra. He fished with an Avet 50 N reel and a Calstar 6465 XH rod built by Bob’s Sporting Goods in West LA.


Bob's Sporting Goods 11 Day on the AA

Jackpot winners:
1st place: Joel Akamine 157.0lbs Yellowfin Tuna
2nd place: Jay Maeda 135.0lbs Yellowfin Tuna
3rd place: Larry Bolan 131.0lbs Yellowfin Tuna
(From the American Angler Website)

Bob's Sporting Goods Trip is home

This 11 day adventure returned with a plentiful load of school size tuna, along with some nice 100lbers and then they finished off the trip with a great day of yellowtail fishing for variety in the bag. A Huge thanks to Mike Naoe of Bob's Sporting Goods and onboard sponsor, Jay. And of course, to all the passengers - the guys who come every year and the passengers getting their feet wet for the first time on this trip, thank you all so much!

Well Done Gang.....What a great trip.



Check out the latest report from the American Angler Fishing Reports. CharterMaster Jay Mayeda, Greg Stoney, and "UL" Uncle Larry are on the trip.

Keep in touch with the Boys be visiting the American Angler Website

Chasing the Rainbow for the Larger Units - Good luck to you guys.