News Report from the 2009 Crystal Pier Kids Classic - Heavy Pics

Hey Gang

Check this out - 2009 Crystal Pier Kids Classic. This is group is a long time Charter on the American Angler. Very Cool Pictures. The kids look pretty stoked.

From Bloody Decks

Guadalupe Island White Shark

From: matt sautter
Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2009 16:58:00 -0700 (PDT)
To: bob
Subject: Fw: Lupe Trip

Long But Cool Shots of the Great White Shark right at the end of the video. 5 Day on the Spirit of Adventure.

- Video courtesy of Greg Dahl

Thanks Matt


From: Greg Stoney

Sent: Tuesday, August 18, 2009 8:58 AM

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

Subject: islands

What's up guys,

I fished up the backside of Cruz for generally slow fishing, but I did come across one little nugget of tasty small kine. I also saw a nice spot of yellows on top but they sank out way before I got in range.


SoCal Steelhead Need Your Help

From: Sharon Tamiya
Date: Fri, Aug 14, 2009 at 6:24 PM
Subject: FW: SoCal Steelhead Need Your Help

Mike - here's something for your blog or website - good cause for sure!


Sharon L. Tamiya, Esq.

From: California Trout []
Sent: Thursday, August 13, 2009 3:07 PM
To: Sharon Tamiya
Subject: SoCal Steelhead Need Your Help

CalTrout has a message that you may not often hear: YOU can make a difference in bringing an endangered species back from the brink of extinction.

Without your support the numbers don't look good:

500 -- the number of Southern California Steelhead, down from 500,000.

50 -- the number of miles of pristine spawning waters in the Santa Clara River blocked by the Vern Freeman Diversion

2 -- the number of steelhead sighted navigating the Diversion's fish ladder last year.

$250,000 -- the amount of funds needed for litigation to return fish passage on the Santa Clara.

Here's the difference your support -- at any level -- can make.

The Santa Clara River once supported 10,000 returning steelhead annually. Last year just two adults were sighted. The primary reason for this calamity is the Vern Freeman Diversion, operated by the United Water Conservation District. Located just 11 miles from the sea, it blocks access up the Santa Clara River to historic steelhead spawning grounds and tributaries like Sespe Creek. It also robs steelhead of the flows necessary for their journey by diverting water to agriculture, residences and businesses in the Oxnard Plain.

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) estimates that steelhead can now access just 1% of their native range. The Santa Clara offers some of the best spawning waters between Santa Maria and Baja -- a victory here will be a boon not just to this river's fish but endangered Southern California Steelhead in the entire region. CalTrout has an historic opportunity to build upon a Biological Opinion by NMFS, set legal precedent and bring Southern California Steelhead back!

But it doesn't come cheaply. CalTrout is engaged in a dialogue with the operator of a fish-blocking diversion on the Santa Clara River but we will go to court this November if a settlement isn't reached. Anticipated expense for litigation and fisheries experts is $500,000 over the next three years. Raising $250,000 by the end of this year will allow CalTrout to present a legal challenge to operations at the Vern Freeman Diversion and enforce endangered species protections.

Twenty years ago CalTrout went to court to protect the tributaries of the Eastern Sierra and to permanently re-water Mono Lake. We are uniquely poised for success again on the Santa Clara. We have the expertise and evidence for another big victory -- with your help.

You can save the Southern California Steelhead by:

Making a donation

Spreading the word to your friends and family

Following the issue at our new blog,, on facebook or twitter.

Thank you.

Endeavor fishing 8/11/09

Captain David Ikeda and Brandon - Endeavor Seaforth Landing

From: Steve Shimahara
Date: Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 11:15 PM
Subject: Endeavor fishing 8/11/09
To: Bob Hara

Bob and the Bobs Sporting Good Guys. Sorry its been awhile but wanted to post you on a current condition worthy of posting.... fished 8/11/09 on Dave Ikeda`s boat Endeavor for excellent fishing for the bft`s and albacore on a 1 day trip in U.S. waters for 63 bt`s weighing from 15-40 pounds and 43 albacore 20-25 pounds 3 yellowtails , 2 dorado and a single marlin.... aprox 50 miles ...morning till mid morning drift plunker fishing on the bft`s and then finding albacore trolling just a few miles away for albacore that wanted to come to the boat.

Posting a few pictures of Brandon Shimahara who is still fishing and now has brought his skillz up few more notches now .... check him out as he is loving the sport even more now!...

Steve Shimahara

Great to hear from you Steve. Brandon sure looks like he is having fun putting the Wood to the Fish. Check out Sueno on the Board.

Thanks for the Report - Well Done

Newport Lifeguard pics

Newport Jetty 09

From: "John Calder"
Date: Fri, 14 Aug 2009 07:14:28 -0500
To: Bob Hara
Subject: FW: Newport Lifeguard pics

That was a pretty Burly Swell that hit OC pretty hard. I think it also brought us a bunch of exotics into our offshore waters just like the Surfer Turtles In Finding Nemo.

Cowabunga Mang. Eat My Shorts!!!!

Thanks for the shots John

Golden Weekend

California Golden Trout

From: March, Tim

Sent: Tuesday, July 28, 2009

To: Robert N. Hara; Greg Stoney

Subject: Golden Afternoon

Hey Guys,

My weekend was awesome…Made a road trip from Tahoe through the Eastern Sierras with my daughter for 5 days. We hiked to some beautiful waterfalls, kayaked alpine lakes + more. Caught/ released many wild brownsand rainbows in Echo Lake, Truckee River, W. Walker River, Rush Creek, Mammoth Creek, Pine Creek, and the Owens River.

Check out the pics… the waterfall was in Tahoe near Fallen Leaf Lake.

Last stop Sunday, we drove to 10,000 ft to the Horseshoe Meadows above Lone Pine. We arrived in late afternoon under gray skies and hiked out to the meadow – we were alone with no others. It rained on us for about an hour while

I caught/released California’s most beautiful and indigenous Golden Trout. The creek is only 3-4 feet wide and you can jump over it easily. We fisherman are juicin for the next big fish to burn our drags but this day I was totally gratified with the solitude, serenity, and simplicity of the moment catching these small color fish. I already look forward to a day like that again.


Great Shots Tim - Looks like a memorable weekend - Money