Trip Reports

Jackpot winners and fish counts

Trip Report

Oct 6-13

This 7-day trip had 20 anglers and they caught 213 yellowtail, 2 dorado, and 34 yellowfin tuna. The jackpot winners are:
  • Joe Preciado, Imperial Beach, CA -- 73# yellowfin tuna (left)
  • Dale Bunting, Cambria, CA -- 68.8# yellowfin tuna (right)
  • Mas Kaneko, Los Angeles, CA -- 65.8# yellowfin tuna (middle)

Trip Report

Sep 29-Oct 6

This 7-day trip had 19 anglers and they caught 132 yellowtail, 114 dorado, 16 wahoo, 2 grouper, and 2 yellowfin tuna. The jackpot winners are (left to right):
  • Don Ballanti, El Cerrito, CA -- 46.8# wahoo
  • Mike Jimenez, Los Angeles, CA -- 44.4# wahoo
  • Bob Ballanti, Boise, ID -- 41.8# wahoo

Trip Report

Sep 16-22

This 6-day trip had 22 anglers and they caught 330 yellowtail and 18 halibut. The jackpot winners are:
  • John Curtis, ENGLAND -- 44.2# yellowtail
  • Robert Chavez, San Diego, CA -- 38.8# yellowtail
  • Dan Kelleher, Cambria, CA -- 38.8# halibut

Trip Report

Sep 12-16

This 4-day trip had 25 anglers and they caught 257 yellowtail. The jackpot winners are (left to right):
  • Jerry Jellsett, Temecula, CA -- 25.8# yellowtail
  • Jim Marshall, Jackson, CA -- 25.4# yellowtail
  • Rick Lalama, San Diego, CA -- 24.6# yellowtail

Trip Report

Sep 7-12

This 5-day trip had 26 anglers and they caught 256 yellowtail, 10 albacore, 13 dorado, and 3 yellowfin tuna. The jackpot winners are:
  • Tim James, Westminster, CA -- 37.6# albacore
  • Chuck James, Lapine, OR -- 30.6# albacore
  • John Wilmore, Temecula, CA -- 30# albacore each

Trip Report

Aug 31-Sep 3

This 3-day trip had 29 anglers and they caught 66 albacore and 1 bluefin tuna. The jackpot winners are:
  • Ray Klimusko, Simi Valley, CA -- 39.2# albacore
  • Ronald Jew, San Francisco, CA -- 37.4# albacore
  • (a tie!) Joshua Zane, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA and Dave Ekbom -- 36# albacore each

Trip Report

Aug 26-31

This 5-day trip had 17 anglers and they caught 215 albacore, 6 yellowfin tuna, 2 bluefin tuna, and 43 yellowtail. The jackpot winners are (left to right):
  • Bill Zemba, Castaic, CA -- 44# albacore
  • Roger Ulinder, Mission Viejo, CA -- 40.8# albacore
  • Bill Zemba, Castaic, CA -- 38.4# albacore and Doug Nance, San Diego, CA -- 38.4# yellowfin tuna (tie)
An Honorable Mention goes to: Karin Bartels, Gillette, NJ -- 37.4# albacore!

Trip Report

Aug 18-21

This 3-day trip had 28 anglers and they caught 14 albacore and 1 bluefin tuna. The jackpot winners are:
  • Mike Montgomery, Fountain Valley, CA -- 29.4# albacore
  • Marcus Liese, Las Vegas, NV -- 28.8# albacore
  • Del Hays, Duarte, CA -- 26.5# albacore

Trip Report

Aug 21-26

This 5-day trip had 21 anglers and they caught 280 albacore and 5 yellowfin tuna. The jackpot winners are (from left):
  • John Coughlan, Long Beach, CA -- 38# albacore
  • Bob Schiffmacher, Yorba Linda, CA -- 36# albacore
  • Herb Steinberg, Santa Monica, CA -- 35.8# albacore
Photo by Bill Roecker

Trip Report

Aug 14-18

This 4-day trip had 19 anglers and they caught 260 albacore, 2 yellowtail, and 1 yellowfin tuna. The jackpot winners are: (left to right)
  • Joe Valle, El Monte, CA -- 40.1# albacore
  • Don Culbertson, Sylmar, CA -- 40.4# albacore
  • Mike Collins, Lompoc, CA -- 38.6# albacore

Trip Report

Aug 11-14

This 3-day trip had 22 anglers and they caught 173 albacore. The jackpot winners are: (left to right)
  • Pamela Bies, Whittier, CA -- 34# albacore
  • Gary Heilgeist, Whittier, CA -- 33.6# albacore
  • John Avitia, Kingman, AZ -- 33.2# albacore
Capt Aaron Remy is in the background.

Trip Report

Aug 8-11 Let’s Talk Hook-Up Shimano Seminar

This 3-day trip had 29 anglers and they caught 92 yellowtail and 39 dorado. The jackpot winners are: (left to right)
  • Chris Luciani, Greenbill, PA -- 30.2# yellowtail
  • Martin Ferreira, Jamul, CA -- 20.8# yellowtail
  • Ron Young, Athens, OH and Rob Young, Poway, CA -- 19.6# dorado and yellowtail (tie)

Trip Report

Aug 4-8

This 4-day trip had 28 anglers and they caught 82 albacore, 61 yellowtail, 7 dorado, and 4 bluefin. The jackpot winners are: (left to right)
  • Frank Vanoudheusden, Dominguez Hills, CA -- 38.4# albacore
  • Jesse Bingaman, Costa Mesa, CA -- 38# albacore
  • Dylan Haste, Palm Desert, CA -- 37# albacore (for the third year in a row!)

Trip Report

Jul 31-Aug 4

This 4-day trip had 28 anglers and they caught 228 yellowtail, 58 dorado, and 1 released striped marlin. The jackpot winners are: (left to right)
  • Chad Creason, Yucaipa, CA -- 30.2# yellowtail
  • Clay Creason, Yucaipa, CA -- 29.6# yellowtail
  • Spencer Stoetzel, Baltimore, MD -- 27# yellowtail
Accurate Products representative, Jason Fulton, is in the background. Photo by Bill Roecker.

Trip Report

Jul 24-29

This 5-day trip had 25 anglers and they caught 301 yellowtail, 13 yellowfin tuna, 42 dorado, 1 white sea bass, and 1 halibut. The jackpot winners are: (left to right)
  • Ken Bush, El Cajon, CA -- 36.2# yellowtail
  • Tom Tewksbury, Lodi, CA -- 35.6# yellowtail (held by Kim Day while Tom poses with his halibut)
  • Pat Patino, Orange, CA -- 34.2# yellowtail
Matt Gilcrest shows off his 37-pound white sea bass on the far right.

Trip Report

Jul 19-24

This 5-day trip had 21 anglers and they caught 244 yellowtail and 53 yellowfin tuna. The jackpot winners are: (left to right)
  • Kelly Perryman, Caldwell, ID -- 29.8# yellowtail
  • Justin Buchanan, Nampa, ID -- 29.6# yellowtail
  • Martin Palasche, Boise, ID -- 29.2# yellowtail

Trip Report

Jul 16-19

This 3-day trip had 29 anglers and they caught 49 albacore. The jackpot winners are: (left to right)
  • TW Cunningham, Dayton, NV -- 29.4# albacore
  • Lynn Cunningham, Winnemucca, NV -- 28.6# albacore
  • Zachary Petersen, Grants Pass, OR -- 27.2# albacore

Trip Report

Jul 4-8

This 4-day trip had 25 anglers and they caught 124 albacore and 1 yellowtail. The jackpot winners are: (left to right)
  • Bill Barnes, Los Angeles, CA -- 35# albacore
  • Jerry Reynolds, Cambria, CA -- 33.6# albacore
  • Dave Dubuy, West Monroe, LA -- 32.4# albacore

Trip Report

Jun 30-Jul 4

This 4-day trip had 28 albacore and they caught 412 anglers, 1 bluefin tuna, 12 yellowtail, and 2 halibut. The jackpot winners are: (left to right)
  • Fred Sako, Montebello, CA -- 32.9# albacore
  • Anthony Carndt, Indio, CA -- 30.8# bluefin tuna
  • Rob Manuel, Anaheim, CA -- 29.6# albacore

Trip Report

Jun 22-24

This 1.5-day trip had 24 anglers and they caught 38 albacore and 4 yellowtail. The jackpot winner is: John Diaz, Diamond Bar, CA -- 30 # albacore.
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