Fish Report for 8-16-2011

Uranga Memorial Gets Rare Albacore

8-16-2011
Bill Roecker

The first memorial trip for recently deceased Dick Uranga, who was also known to his many friends as "Captain Potatohead," was aboard the Searcher, a three-day trip that arrived at Fisherman's Landing August 16 with 28 passengers. It was skippered by owner-operator Art Taylor.

Three albacore were caught at one stop, noted second skipper Aaron Remy. Two of the fish came on bait and one on a trolled Zucker jig in Mexican Flag pattern. One of the baitfish was handed off to Anthony Yumori of Culver City, by Loren Rowton of Durango, CO. Later Rowton traded a bluefin to Yumori for the longfin. They posed with the albie, a rarity this season, on the dock.

Derek Taguchi of Orange won first place for a 44-pound bluefin tuna. He said he took it with a sardine on a 2/0 Owner Flyliner hook on 30-pound Seaguar fluorocarbon. He fished with 65-pound Power Pro spectra on a Talica 10 reel and a Seeker Hercules 70 M rod.

Bob Bayus of Azusa won second place for a 42.2-pound tuna, and Jim Arens of Bayfield, CO won third place for a 42-pound bluefin tuna.


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