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November 26, 2022 yahoo Fishing Report
The tenth annual George Davis trip aboard the Polaris Supreme arrived at Fisherman's Landing December 5, after spending ten days in southern waters with a super ultra-light load of seven anglers, including chartermaster Davis. There were five tuna over 200 pounds in the catch. One fish was well over 300 pounds.
The big fish came in at 347.8 pounds, caught by Kevin Stokes, who is studying video making and cinematography, working on his B. A. in digital video at Mt. Sierra College in Monrovia. The giant yellowfin bit a sardine on a 6/0 Mustad 7691 hook tied to 100-pound P-Line and 130-pound Spectra on one of the boat's rigs: a Tiagra 50 reel and a Calstar 6460 XXH rod. It fought for 35 minutes.
"He didn't fight too hard," said Stokes. He just laid there like a big cow. I almost lost him at the end, because his circles went all the way across the stern. They got him with four gaffs and lifted him over the rail.
"My best tuna before this one was 180 pounds. It fought harder. I may have this one mounted. Next, I've got to go back to work and to school."
Stokes said he does freelance work in video.
Eleven-year-old Gunnar Johnston outscored the men by taking two cows; two yellowfin over 200 pounds. One of his fish weighed 217.8 pounds and won second place. The other went 209 pounds. Gunnar goes to Marinotha Christian Academy, and races motocross. His dad Craig Johnston is a construction manager in Orange County and was close by when Gunnar hooked his big cow.
"I was up the rail," said Craig, "and I saw him get bent, and I shouted, ‚Дтdon't let go of that rig,' and I saw him pull back harder."
Gunnar got the fish to gaff in 45 minutes, after it bit a sardine on a 6/0 Super Mutu hook on 130-pound Izorline fluorocarbon leader tied to 100-pound Momoi line and 130-pound Line One Spectra. He used an Avet 50 reel and a Calstar 6455 XXH rod.
"It's my first long range trip," said Gunnar. "It's fun, hooking up and catching these big fish.
Craig Johnston said his son had been on one and two-day trips before, but this was his first long range venture.
"My best fish before was a 30-pound albacore or a dorado," said Gunnar. "I want to do it again."
His dad felt the same way. "He was bit hard at first," said Craig, "but he did his work in the corner."
Charlie Middleton of San Pablo took a 213-pounder and won third place. He said it bit a sardine on an 8/0 Gamakatsu hook tied to 100-pound Soft Steel Ultra line and 130-pound Power Pro Spectra on a Penn 80 SW reel and a five and a half-foot Ugly Stick rod. The fight lasted 20 minutes.
"The best fishing was during the squalls," said Charlie. "That's when I hooked this one. He took me around the boat twice. There was a lot of 18-inch squid around."
Jim Jacobs of Murietta had never been fishing before. "I didn't know how to hold the pole," he said.
Jacobs got a 202.6-pound tuna after a 40-minute scrap. It bit a sardine on an 8/0 Mustad 7691 hook, also on one of the boat's rigs.
"My first trip," said Jacobs, "and my first fish."
November 25, 2022 yahoo Fishing Report
"Here it is 10:30 in the morning and we already have 16 Yellowtail on the boat," said on an enthused Captain Ryan. He went on, "They seem to be biting a little bit here today. We're having a nice stop, we just gaffed one. Fly line baits are once again the way to go. 25 lb. test is what you should use. We've been seeing these fish down here, some of them bite, some do not. We've had a good shot at them this morning. We have 16 on the boat with 30 anglers. So it's a relatively light load for what we have been carrying. We've had some loads on here the last couple of weeks. The way I look at it, it is like a restaurant. You never want to eat at a restaurant that doesn't have any people at it.
"Come on down and join us. We go out every day, 5:30 AM we depart Seaforth Sportfishing. Bring a 25 lb. live bait rod, bring a 40 lb. rod to Yo-Yo with and you will be all geared up. This fish are right in the 20 lb. class, some bigger, some smaller. Have a good day, I'll check back later with a final report."
November 24, 2022 yahoo Fishing Report
Today we spent the day looking for kelps. The weather was windy with a lot of white caps. Through the chop we managed to find some kelps holding some Dorado. Never found the kelp with the mother load, but we were still able to scrape together some fish.
Although choppy weather, the anglers still managed to have a great time during their annual Solex contracting 1.5 day charter.
We look forward to next year guy!
Back out for 2 days tomorrow.
Wish us luck,
November 23, 2022 yahoo Fishing Report
36 mahi 67 hamachi. Unable to find the glory kelp but still managed to scratch out a day.
November 22, 2022 yahoo Fishing Report
Today we started fishing on our annual Hess Charter. It was a slow start but we did end up picking at a couple Yellowtail. We are by no means satisfied with what we caught, so we will be giving it another try here tomorrow. The fish we did manage to land were that great grade fish, 20- 30lbs. We are just hoping to get a great hit on them tomorrow before we head out to a new area in search of offshore exotics.
Will report tomorrow,
November 21, 2022 yahoo Fishing Report
Captain Ryan Bostian called in late last night. The morning was very slow for us but around 1 PM they started to bite. We had 155 Yellowtail for our 58 anglers. It was very good afternoon.The San Diego runs daily from Seaforth Landing at call (619) 224-338 or BOOK ONLINE to get in on the action.
November 20, 2022 yahoo Fishing Report
And we're off again. This time for 8 days. We got a pretty good jump at things today. We cleared the point at lunch time which keeps our options open on where we can fish tomorrow and the next day. I'm still not sure where we'll be tomorrow. I may not be sure until I wake up in the morning and look at the hurricane coming up from below the cape. As it's forecasted now, it's definitely going to effect our decisions on where we'll fish this trip and when. But don't worry at home, we'll keep a safe distance from the dangerous winds at all times. Find out tomorrow where I decided to start fishing.
November 19, 2022 yahoo Fishing Report
JJ has 21 White Seabass and 1 nice Halibut today. Call Sea Landing now to get on the Apollo at (805) 963-3564.
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