Fish Report for 9-23-2011

Spirit of Adventures lands the biggest Yellowfin so far this year at 171 lbs.

Bill Roecker

Mike Keating brought his Spirit of Adventure home from an eight-day Bruce Davis charter trip with an excellent catch that included the biggest tuna caught so far this surface fishing season, a 171-pound giant that ate the sardine baits of two anglers before they knew it.

Marvin Chew of Newbury Park and a gentleman who said his only name ("Like Madonna," he told Bill Roecker) was "Spyder" both got the fish and so made it ineligible for the jackpot.

Joe Skinner of San Diego won first place for a 55-pound wahoo he caught on 40-pound line. One of the tuna also weighed 55 pounds. Terry Draper of Westminster had the best yellowtail at 46.9 pounds.