By Bill Roecker

Richard Yoshika won first place for a 37.2-pound yellowtail aboard the SearcherArt Taylor docked his Searcher July 22 after a five-day trip with 20 anglers, many from Idaho.

“We got limits of yellowtail at the south end of Cedros Island,” he said, “and some bigger ones in the bull kelp nearby. And we fished offshore for a mix of bluefin, albacore and yellows.”

Richard Yoshioka of La Palma won first place for a 37.2-pound yellowtail. He said he caught it with a sardine on a 3/0 Eagle Claw hook, 30-pound Big Game line, a Torium 30 reel and a Shimano eight-foot rod.

Brad Green of Middleton Idaho won second place for a 34.5-pounder, and Justin Buchanan of Nampa, ID was third, for a 33.2-pound yellowtail.