Trip Reports

Jackpot winners and fish counts

Trip Report

October 1-8, 2011

This 7-day trip had 21 anglers and they caught 205 yellowtail, 19 yellowfin, 3 wahoo and 94 dorado. The jackpot winners are:
  • Jennifer Funk, Redondo Beach, CA-- 29.6# wahoo
  • Jennifer Funk, Redondo Beach, CA -- 26.8# yellowtail
  • Jim Marshall, Jackson, CA -- 26.4# yellowtail

Trip Report

September 24-October 1, 2011

This 7-day trip had 23 anglers and they caught 230 yellowtail, 91 yellowfin, and 138 dorado. And congrats to the non-jackpot wahoo caught by Tim James. The jackpot winners are:
  • Terry Wade, San Diego, CA-- 47.6# yellowtail
  • Michael Otahal, Santa Barbara, CA -- 35.4# yellowtail
  • Ron Bryan, San Clemente and Marshall Ransdell, Fresno, CA -- 30.8# yellowtail (tied)

Trip Report

September 17-23, 2011

This Penn University 6-day trip had 25 anglers and they caught 212 yellowfin, 286 yellowtail, and 5 dorado. Many thanks to Steve Carson and Penn University for their sponsorship. And congrats to the non-jackpot 92.5# yellowfin caught by Steve! The jackpot winners are:
  • Gary Chung, San Jose, CA-- 87.6# yellowfin tuna (left)
  • Matt Kirkpatrick, Bakersfield, CA -- 86.4# yellowfin tuna
  • Leon Walraven, Whittier, CA (right) and Curtis Howard, Diamond Bar, CA -- 84.8# yellowfin tuna

Trip Report

September 9-12, 2011

This 2.5-day trip had 23 anglers and they caught 181 yellowfin, 13 dorado, and 13 bluefin. Many thanks to Western Outdoor News and Okuma Fishing for their sponsorship! The jackpot winners are:
  • Chris Brodock, Simi Valley, CA-- 20.4# yellowfin tuna
  • Don Beckman, Dana Point, CA -- 18.9# yellowfin tuna
  • Greg Locke, San Diego, CA -- 18.6# yellowfin tuna (left)

Trip Report

September 2-5, 2011

This 3-day trip had 27 anglers and they caught 161 yellowfin, 28 dorado, and 3 bluefin. The jackpot winners are:
  • Ed Uchio, Milford, CT-- 19.8# yellowfin tuna (middle)
  • Bob Lin, Lake Forest, CA -- 19.4# yellowfin tuna (right)
  • Randy Welsh, Sacramento, CA -- 18.8# yellowfin tuna (left)

Trip Report

August 31-September 2, 2011

This 1.5-day trip had 30 anglers and they caught 53 bluefin tuna, 47 yellowfin tuna, and two dorado. The jackpot winner is:
  • David Norman, Granada Hills, CA -- 28# yellowfin tuna

Trip Report

August 26-29, 2011

This 3-day trip had 27 anglers and they caught 339 bluefin, 138 yellowfin, and 20 dorado. The jackpot winners are:
  • Peter Le, So Pasadena, CA -- 36.4# bluefin tuna(left)
  • Blake Robertson, Oceanside, CA -- 21.6# yellowfin tuna
  • Larry Hendon, Rancho Cucamonga, CA (right) and Don Bennett, Arlington, TN (tie) -- 21.6# yellowfin tuna

Trip Report

August 21-26, 2011

This 5-day trip had 14 anglers and they caught 191 bluefin, 50 yellowfin, 113 yellowtail, and 4 dorado. The jackpot winners are:
  • Bruce Gothar, Menifee, CA -- 30.8# yellowtail (left)
  • Mike Ray, Huntington Beach, CA -- 27# yellowtail
  • Mike Yearry, San Clemente, CA -- 25.4# yellowtail

Trip Report

August 16-21, 2011

This 5-day trip had 21 anglers and they caught 66 bluefin, 209 yellowfin, 247 yellowtail, and 1 dorado. The jackpot winners are:
  • Hal Guy, Canoga Park, CA -- 22.8# yellowfin tuna (left)
  • Jeff Nagel, Laguna Niguel, CA -- 22.6# yellowfin tuna
  • Jeff Nagel, Laguna Niguel, CA -- 22.0# yellowfin tuna(

Trip Report

August 13-16, 2011

This 3-day trip had 28 anglers and they caught 236 bluefin, 54 yellowfin, and 3 albacore. The jackpot winners are:
  • Derek Taguchi, Orange, CA -- 44# bluefin tuna (left)
  • Bob Bayus, Azusa, CA -- 42.2# bluefin tuna (middle)
  • Jim Arens, Bayfield, CO -- 42# bluefin tuna (right)

Trip Report

August 9-13, 2011

This 4-day trip had 16 anglers and they caught 240 bluefin, 80 yellowtail, 9 yellowfin, and 2 dorado. The jackpot winners are:
  • Bill Parker, Chula Vista, CA -- 23.8# yellowtail tuna
  • Tim Farmer, Bakersfield, CA and Jeremy Bart, San Clemente, CA (tie) -- 23.6# yellowtail
  • Tim Farmer, Bakersfield, CA -- 23.2# yellowtail

Trip Report

July 29-August 3 Izorline/Bass Pro Shop

This 5-day trip had 20 anglers and they caught 67 yellowtail, 31 yellowfin, and 1 grouper. The jackpot winners are:
  • Lloyd Doyle, Long Beach, CA -- 79.8# yellowfin tuna
  • Lloyd Doyle, Long Beach, CA -- 78# yellowfin tuna
  • Howard Pukini, La Mirada, CA -- 77.4# yellowfin tuna

Trip Report

July 24-29, 2011

This 5-day trip had 24 anglers and they caught 265 yellowtail, 44 yellowfin, 3 bluefin and 2 dorado. The jackpot winners are:
  • Dave Buck, Altadena, CA -- 27.6# yellowtail
  • Steve Heffner, Hailey, ID -- 23.4# yellowtail
  • Frank Vanoudheusen, Dominguez Hills, CA -- 23.2# yellowtail

Trip Report

July 21-24, 2011

This 3-day trip had 16 anglers and they caught 53 bluefin tuna and 9 yellowfin tuna. The jackpot winners are:
  • Dave Howard, Thousand Oaks, CA -- 39# bluefin (right)
  • Jim Potter, Sterling Heights, MI -- 32.4 bluefin
  • Dennis Yoshioka, Bishop, CA -- 34# bluefin (left)

Trip Report

July 17-21, 2011

This 4-day trip had 19 anglers and they caught 251 yellowtail, 25 bluefin tuna, and 13 dorado. The jackpot winners are:
  • Tony Dipaola, Encinitas, CA -- 22.4# yellowtail (left)
  • and Henry Nguyen, Hesperia, CA -- 22.4# yellowtail (tie for first)
  • James Freed, Carson City, NV -- 21.8# yellowtail (second from right)
On far right is David Knight with his non-jackpot 65# bluefin!

Trip Report

July 5-7 Let’s Talk Hook-up Shimano Seminar, 2011

This 1.5-day trip had 20 anglers and they caught 13 bluefin tuna and an opah. The jackpot winner is:
  • Mike Ploessel, Laguna Niguel, CA -- 123.8# opah

Trip Report

June 30-July 4, 2011 Izorline Special

This 4-day Izorline Special trip had 18 anglers and they caught 188 yellowtail, 1 bluefin tuna, 1 halibutt, and 90 rockfish. The jackpot winners are:
  • Alan Sasai, Buena Park, CA -- 22# halibut
  • Howard Folmer, Gardena, CA -- 19.4# yellowtail
  • Ernie Seko, La Palma, CA -- 18.4# yellowtail (left)
Norm Fujimoto from Izorline holds Alan's trophy. Well done, all!

Trip Report

June 18-23, 2011

This 5-day Qualia Reels trip had 22 anglers and they caught 213 yellowtail and 38 bluefin tuna. The bluefin (and the lady anglers!) swept the jackpot. The jackpot winners are:
  • Patricia Atkins, Palmer Lake, CO -- 52.8# bluefin (left)
  • Bill Zemba, Castaic, CA -- 34.3# bluefin
  • Wilma Atkins, Santa Rosa, CA -- 33.7# bluefin (right)

Trip Report

October 15-20

This 5-day trip had 14 anglers and they caught 197 yellowtail and 2 white sea bass. The jackpot winners are:
  • Duane Weston, Vista, CA -- 32# white sea bass (right)
  • Mike Meinke, Millington, MI -- 30.4# white sea bass (left)
  • Russ Baker, Millington, MI -- 29.8# yellowtail

Trip Report

October 9-14

This 5-day trip had 10 anglers and they caught 54 yellowtail. The jackpot winners are:
  • Craig Provance, Murrieta, CA -- 36.8# yellowtail(left)
  • Jeff Kealoha, San Diego, CA -- 36.2# yellowtail
  • Walt Graham, Henderson, NV --32.8# yellowtail(right)

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