Friday, October 24, 2014

Calstar 6-day Red Rooster 3 Trip Report

Jackpot winners:  Larry Diamant 3rd, Kent Cope 2nd, Jerry Lagunzad 1st, Ken Abbs trolling JP
The Calstar sponsored 6-day trip on the Red Rooster 3 left the docks by noon on September 26, 2014.  Skipper Andy Cates assessed the current fishing conditions and made the call that we were going to do some traveling to execute his plan.  With a storm coming up from the south we were going straight to the top of The Ridge and then stay ahead of the storm by traveling north (opposite of what we normally do).  Calstar provided loaner Graphiter rods.  We loaned them out to the passengers, everyone received a Calstar t-shirt and we had a raffle where every passenger won a couple of prizes from the generous sponsors that support my trips.

We started fishing at the top of the Ridge looking for tuna and caught wahoo.  Oh well, no complaints there.  We did find the tuna and proceeded to catch our limits of tuna the first day.  So much for Andy's plan for fishing for tuna at the Ridge for 2 days.  At night we moved inside of the Ridge to target yellowtail.  We trolled for yellowtail and hooked wahoo.  Oh well again.  We did find the yellowtail.  We move up north that night (more like bounced up north) and we did completed our trip limits of yellowtail.  We move up north that night and fished kelp patties for dorado for our last day.  We caught trip limits of dorado and called it a trip.  The results was more than 30 wahoo and trip limits of yellowfin tuna, limits of yellowtail and limits of dorado.  That was some pretty good fishing.

The other thing that made this trip a success was the bonding and friendships that developed between the passengers and between the crew members, especially Arthur (AKA "Cheffie").  Thank you to Andy, Tom, Fernando, Brian, Nate on the deck and a big thanks to Chef Chapman and assistant "Cheffie" for the great food.  The bacon cheese burger (by request) was fantastic.  Thank you to Christina in the Red Rooster 3 office for getting us all booked, checked in, and on our way.  Thank you to Linda for being a fantastic owner, allowing us to have so much fun on Rooster.  I would also like to thank the sponsors that supported this trip for me.  Calstar for the loaner rods and t-shirts; Accurate Reels for the Extreme pliers;  Izorline for spectra, fluoro, mono;  Salas lures for surface and yoyo jigs; Baja Fish Gear for gift cards; BSI for Insta-flex connection glue; Swifty Mfg for the spectra washing system; Sportsman Seafood for the smoked fish, tuna jerky and discount coupons for fish processing; and Mustad hooks.

I hope to see all of you back on this trip next year and we should have room for anyone who wants to join in on this fun.  Just give Christina a call at the Red Rooster 3 office.

Thank you,
Gary Teraoka

Jerry Lagunzad won the Calstar Trophy

Jerry with Gary and the trophy

A different Daily Prize winner every day

Jerry won a Calstar 700H on the first day of fishing

Andre won Calstar sweatshirt and Swifty spectra washing system

Larry won an Accurate Extreme Pliers/Sheath/Lanyard/t-shirt

"Big" Bill won a Calstar GG270 rod

Jaime won Izorline spectra and Baja Fish Gear $50 Gift Card

Passengers having fun with Calstar Rods

There is a Andyism for this that I can't print

Steve, how do you like the Calstar/Accurate/Izorline Demo?

Capt. Tom with Tim's Tuna

Cheffie, don't drop my rod

Team Wahoo

Team "Go Pro" 
Ken all the way from Canada

Steve from Team Vegas

Fun with a Calstar rod

Tim having a good time (the smile gives it away)

Hi Kent

Looks like a good time

Nice meeting you Andre


Too much fun

Steve fishing with a demo outfit

This wahoo is headed to Canada

Tom F. gaffing Robert's wahoo

Me with a wahoo that wants to bite you


Jerry fishing with the 700H he won the day before

Fernando supporting Izroline

Hi Dan

The most Entertaining person of the Trip  

"Cheffie" got a Calstar Sweatshirt for being the most entertaining on the trip

It feels so good to have a dodo pound me in my crotch

Here is how I get back at the dorado, "bite me"
If you know "Cheffie" this is good advice

Monday, August 11, 2014

Accurate 5-day American Angler Trip Report (July 28 - Aug 2, 2014)

The Accurate Reels sponsored 5-day trip on the American Angler got underway after loading a boat full of very precious sardines.  These would be key to a very successful “catching” trip.  Thank you to the Everingham Brothers bait company.

We went straight west after clearing the point, fishing in U.S. waters for both yellowfin tuna and bluefin tuna.  After catching over a 100 of each type of tuna, we headed to San Martin for some yellowtail.  We were able to catch over a hundred Cedros size yellows in one morning, so we headed back to the U.S. waters for a chance at some big tuna.  We were able to hook 5 of the bigger tuna but only landed 2 of these 80# class big ones.  Those two made the first two sports for the JP.  The largest yellowtail (26#) was third place.  

John Medler (26# yellowtail) Mike Uyeki (75# BFT) Peter Chernishov (83# BFT)

Every passenger and crew received a gray Accurate T-shirt.  Thank you to Accurate for supplying reel upgrade parts, Calstar for providing a complete rod and t-shirts, Izorline for spectra, fluoro, mono, flex wrap, BSI for spectra glue, Baja Fish Gear for T-shirts and gift cards, Salas Lures for surface and yoyo jigs.  Izorline also provided a couple of spools of it’s newest XXX in green.  A special thanks to Mario Giho of Sportsman Seafood for the smoked tuna and tuna jerky as well as discounts on same-day fish processing.

Peter Chernishov landed the largest tuna (83#) and received the Accurate trophy for the largest fish.  Peter also won the daily prize and received a 500 yd spool of Izorline spectra and a highly coveted Accurate sweatshirt.  

Largest fish of the trip (Peter Chernishov)

4th Day - Daily Prize Winner (Peter Chernishov)

Steve Doreck won the Accurate Boss reel for the largest yellowtail on day 3.

3rd Day - Daily Prize Winner (Steve Doreck)

Mike Uyeki won the Accurate pliers, sheath and lanyard for the largest tuna on the 2nd day.

2nd Day - Daily Prize Winner (Mike Uyeki)

Dave Sheerin won a Calstar rod for the biggest yellowtail on the 1st day.  

1st Day - Daily Prize Winner (Dave Sheerin)

Thank you to all the passengers and crewmembers for making this a very successful trip.  Everyone caught lots of fish and made had a great time making new fishing friends.  I hope to see everyone back again next year.  Please contact Lori at the American Angler office to get on next years trip.

I hope you find yourself having fun in these trip photos.

Gary Teraoka

Roger focusing (is that a smile?)

"nice one" Mike

Cam and I switching jobs

The meeting place
So this is what happened to the BFT donated to the galley

Kevin with his Boss Fury

Kub "adopted" Cam, Did Roger "adopt" Drew?

New Crewmember David, good guy

New Crewmember Justin, also a good guy

I got to bleed Rogers tuna with a head shot

David with a nice YFT

Kub in his usual position

John on a fish

Jimmy, hope you had a great time fishing with us

Kub with a nice one
John's about ready, Cam is right there

Mike, you are in a lot of photos this trip

Look what I caught, a flylined stingray (what?)
Ray, "hows it"


Russ, nice meeting you and your group

Rick, what a nice 25# outfit you have there

David and Dave with the 2 big yellowtails for the day

My trolling outfit (BX2-30 Narrow, 80# XXX mono)
Roger, don't strain too hard or you will launch the beannie 

Trevor, you look like a pro

Dan with one of his first tunas
Congratulations and Best Wishes to Cameron on your wedding
Remember - happy wife, happy life