First Time Out - 06/29/09

Hey Gang

Check it out - Our Bud Captain Ray Lopez had a very successful trip on his first run behind the wheel of the American Angler. Thank you Bill Roecker for the On-The-Spot report on his website - Click the link below for the full story - -

“We had pretty steady action in the lee of the island,” Ray told dock reporter Bill Roecker at the landing scales. “We got near-limits of yellowtail. The most common rig was 40-pound line with the yoyo or the surface jig or a flylined sardine. The 7X jig was best in blue and white or scrambled eggs color.” Well Done Captain Lopez

I have known Ray for several years and want to toss him a Huge "High Five" on his maiden voyage. Awesome!!!!!

Channel Islands CBass on the AmberJack

I rolled out to Santa Cruz Island with Greg Stoney on the Amberjack out of Ventura Harbor. The weather forecast was a bit iffy the night before, but the wind never really showed up and it turned out to be a nice day. We tossed Iron all day while drifting along the island with our dropper loop set ups off the Jack and managed a good day of fishing. Calicos on the 7x was way cool. Stoney hung a Cbass on the Iron. 60 lb. Black on the Dropper Loop. Signs of Barracuda following our jigs.

We made a couple of moves and found a nice area to make a last drift for the day. Both Stoney and I get bit and we are stoked the hard work we put in for the day paid off.

Can you see the Cbass Helmut being lifted off my head? Thanks again G for a great day at the Island

Jeff Rodriguez Cedros Adventure June 09

Jeff Rodriguez - Cedros Yellowtail

From: Rodriguez, Jeff []
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 12:02 PM
Robert N. Hara
Subject: Cedros Adventures Trip 09


Fishing was tough, wind prohibited us fishing the 4,5, and St Augustine’s on Saturday but North of town in the afternoon/early evening produced 30+ pound fish all three days.

Jeff Rodriguez

The New Panga Fleet

From: Jeffrey []
Sent: Thursday, June 25, 2009 5:39 PM
To: Bob Hara
Subject: Fw:


Here are some more photos from Adrian, he has done a great job making the operation the success it is!


Another Ripper Report Jeff - Bueno!!!!

FW: 6-19-09 SCI YT & Seabass

Captain Mike Arujo and

From: Michael Arujo []
Monday, June 22, 2009 9:13 AM
Robert N. Hara; Josh Rosenstein; Rob Stewart; wayne mills Todd Garrett; Patrick B. Tooley Manuel Arujo
Subject: 6-19-09 SCI YT & Seabass

Hey guys fished SCI on Thursday & fri day on the Mattino out of del rey, stopped on the front side of Cat Isl on the way over for great fishing on the 3 Bs + a small 7 lb yt ,then picked up some squid and headed to SCI ,seabass in the night & YT in early morn for the boys.

fun stuff & nice grade Capt.Mike.

Nice - -

Subject: fishin on the Options 6-20

Muy Grande Calico Bass - Stewart Suenaga

Sunday, June 21, 2009 3:56 PM

fishin on the Options 6-20

Hello Bob, I made another open party trip on the Options. We fished Clemente squid grounds had a good wack on the Yellas, We ended up with 8 nice grade yella 25 to 34# fish. Also had a little bite on the seabass (5) 15 to 20# range. We also got some very nice Calicos.

San Clemente Island has been on Fire.
Thanks for the Island Report Stew. Sweet

Subject: FW: Piru bassmasters 6-14-09

future generation bassers…

From: March, Tim
Sent: Monday, June 2009 5:40 PM
To: Robert N. Hara; 'Greg Stoney'
Subject: FW: Piru bassmasters 6-14-09

I was out fished by the boys on the Champ!

The day started out slow but as the breeze picked up fishing did too. Tried a few spots for crappie for no luck. Once I rigged the boys up with dropshot robos they were getting bit frequently in 15 -20ft. They all caught their own fish unassisted and we had few tangles and snags. They were on their game! Josh was high stick with 7 bass ( to 1.25 lbs) and a trout. Dillon caught 4 bass with the day ending big fish off a point on main lake in the wind. The bass gave him a great fight, pulling drag on his new ugly stick with a 6# flouro carbon leader. We put the bass in the live well and admired for a few minutes then weighed, it settled at 2 pounds 10 ounce. What a beauty! The bass was released back on its point. Happy belated B-day Dillon!

These boys are the future of bass fishing - young bassmasters. Oh, and Uncle Tim did catch two bass and a few by the boat releases. My smile was as big as theirs when we drove away from the lake.

Thanks for the Great Report Tim - What a Party


Stewart Suenaga - Cat Yellowtail

From: stewart

Sent: Monday, June 15, 2009 3:14 PM


Subject: Options June 13th

Hello Bob, I fished on the new 6 pac. boat Options out of Pierpoint Landing. We fished Catalina on the squid grounds kind of slow fishin but we caught 3 nice yellas. Fishin in the morning was a slow pick so I was fishin 15 # on my Phenix 866L a Bobs Sporting Goods custom rod of course and I hook a nice one. I took JP on that 25# yella. We all so caught alot of calico's too.

Options is a great 6 pac boat. 50 by 16 yacht, so lots of room. Tino from the boat Phantom does a great job putting us on the fish,

Thanks for the report Stew. Looks like good fishin....

PCYC Tourney

Greg Stoney - Channel Island Flatties

From: Greg Stoney

Sent: Monday, June 08, 2009 9:15 AM

To: Robert N. Hara; Phil Lindholm; March, Tim

Subject: PCYC Tourney

What's Up guys,

I had an opportunity to fish the PCYC Grand Slam tournament with Dave Rich on his sweet 22' Davis 'Class Act' this past weekend. We blasted over to the west end of Cruz and then on to Rosa Fri. night looking for squid, scratched a few pieces, and fished our way back to the east end of Cruz over the next two days. We had to work at it but ended up with some quality fish . Dave really knows his shit at those islands.

Our top flatty, wsb and calico were enough to lock in the heaviest 'Grand Slam' and get us first place in the tourney. $$$!


Nice Job Greg. Four Years for Mr. Rich...That is pretty outstanding

Well Done