Fish Report for 8-4-2009

A 100 Pounder

Bill Roecker

Art Taylor's Searcher took out 21 passengers on the four-day Izorline/Bass Pro Shops charter with chartermasters Wendy Tochihara of Izorline and Matt Towner of Bass Pro Shops supervising the expedition.

Brian Lemberg, a sales rep from San Diego, won first place for his 100.2-pound yellowfin. He said it bit on a sardine and a 3/0 Eagle Claw hook. He fished with 40-poudn Blackwater fluorocarbon leader and 40-pound Izorline on a Penn 4/0 reel and a six-foot Calstar rod. He said his drags seized up during the 30-minute fight but the crew spliced him into another rig.

Ron Phillips of Las Vegas took second place for a 91-pounder, and Kevin Yoshimoto of Thousand Oaks won third place for a 63-pound Guadalupe Island yellowfin tuna.