Fish Report for 7-20-2008

Chartermaster Takes Third

Bill Roecker

Jan Ishii ran his annual charter aboard Mike Lackey's Vagabond, and won third place in the jackpot when the boat returned July 20 after the four-day trip with 26 anglers. All the fishing was done offshore, said Lackey.

"Our first day was a blank," said Lackey, "but the second day was okay, and so was the third. We found one kelp with tropicals on it in 68-degree water. We saw good sign of albacore, bluefin and yellowfin tuna."

Brian Romine of Rancho Cucamonga won first place for a 34.8-pound albie. He said it came on a sardine, a 2/0 Eagle Claw hook, 25-pound Big Game line and a Seeker six and a half-foot glass rod.

Rick Hutchinson of Lakewood was second for a 32.4-pounder, and chartermaster Jan Ishii found a 32.2-pound albacore for third place.

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