Fish Report for 7-17-2011

The Spirit Returns with some Tired Anglers

Bill Roecker

Mike Keating's Spirit of Adventure returned to H&M Landing July 17 after a four-day trip with 14 anglers on the boat. Fishing was tough, but the Cedros Island yellowtail that came back to the dock were of excellent quality.

"He fought hard and took me up and down the side of the boat," said first-place winner John Meyers of San Diego. His 41.7-pound home guard yellow bit on a Salas 6X jig in blue and white mackerel pattern. He said he fished with 40-pound P-Line, 80-pound Power Pro spectra, a Penn 16 S reel and a Seeker Black Steel 6470 rod.

Tom MacDonald of San Diego won second place for a 36-pound yellow, and Chuck Robbins of Encinitas won third place for his 30-pound yellowtail.