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September 2007

CAPTAIN: ANDY CATES

DATE OF TRIP:  SUNDAY, AUGUST 27, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2006 ß (click here for pictures)

LENGTH OF TRIP:     5 DAYS

AREA FISHED:          CEDROS AND GUADALUPE

FISH COUNT:          45 YELLOWFIN, 318 YELLOWTAIL & 1 WAHOO        

1st PLACE JACKPOT       70.8 LB YELLOWFIN TUNA CAUGHT BY MARK MISENER OF COVINA, CA

2ND PLACE JACKPOT      69.6 LB YELLOWFIN TUNA CAUGHT BY ROSS STUCKER OF NEWHALL, CA

3RD PLACE JACKPOT      69.3 LB YELLOWFIN TUNA CAUGHT BY JIM COOK OF TORRANCE, CA

Sept. 2nd, 2006

Good morning folks, we cleared the point yesterday at 1300 hrs.  We got our bait early so that we can leave early and try to get a day of fishing at the Island before this Hurricane comes up the beach as predicted, as it turns out the Hurricane is going across the peninsula and still going that way so that's very good news for us we are very happy to see that.  We are headed to Benitos Island in hopes to catch some Yellowtail we will arrive to the Island at 1230 hrs.  We still have to keep an eye out on the Hurricane but hopefully it does not effect us that much if it continues on it's present course.  We will report again tonight with our day's catch. 

Julio and RR III crew

Sept. 3rd, 2006

Good morning folks, we had a very good day on Yellowtail fishing at Benitos Island, we also had very nice weather eight to twelve knots all day.  The highlight for the day was landing forty-three Yellowtail in the twenty to forty pound range that was at the end of our day just perfect.  We are now heading to Guadalupe Island to try our hand at some Yellowfin Tuna and Yellowtail.  We will report back again tonight with our day's totals.

Julio and RR III crew

Sept. 4th, 2006

Good morning folks, we are now on our way home leaving Guadalupe Island.  The weather is little bumpy but it's going to get better as we get away from the Island we are going to be back at San Diego tomorrow morning at 0800 or 0830 hrs.  Yesterday and this morning was very good fishing on forty to eighty pound Yellowfin Tuna with one fish pushing one-hundred and fifteen pounds it was really fun fishing. 

Julio and RR III crew

CAPTAIN: JULIO OCHOA

DATE OF TRIP:  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2006

LENGTH OF TRIP:     5 DAYS

AREA FISHED:        SAN BENITOS ISLAND AND GUADALUPE

FISH COUNT:         86 YELLOWFIN & 188 YELLOWTAIL            

1st PLACE JACKPOT  111.6 LB YELLOWFIN TUNA CAUGHT BY FRED EAST OF PALM DESERT, CA

2ND PLACE JACKPOT   81 LB YELLOWFIN TUNA CAUGHT BY BRAD BORING OF RANCHO CORDOVA, CA

3RD PLACE JACKPOT   74.8 LB YELLOWFIN TUNA CAUGHT BY JULIE ALDRIDGE OF ANAHEIM, CA

Sept. 6th, 2006

Good morning folks. We are on our way down to Benitos to start off a 4 day chartered by Arnie Cohen. We left yesterday and found good bait at the receivers that should do us right. We will be a fishing just after lunch for what we are hoping to be an action packed day of yellowtail fishing. Possibly moving out to the Island for a chance at the Jack Pot tomorrow.
We will report again tomorrow.
Andy Cates

Sept. 8th, 2006

Good afternoon folks. We left the Island at 100 with successfully settling the jackpot and a few more to go with pulling the anchor after the last one landed and headed up the Island. The weather is great traveling up and we should be in about 830 in the morning.
Another 4 day trip tomorrow and with Guadalupe showing signs of picking back up after the full moon it will probably be our best bet.
We will report again tomorrow.
Andy Cates

CAPTAIN: ANDY CATES

DATE OF TRIP:  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2006

LENGTH OF TRIP:     4 DAYS

AREA FISHED:          SAN BENITOS, CEDROS AND GUADALUPE ISLAND

FISH COUNT:           10 YELLOWFIN  &  235 YELLOWTAIL

1st PLACE JACKPOT       76.2 LB YELLOWFIN TUNA CAUGHT BY BILL MORRIS

2ND PLACE JACKPOT      72.3 LB YELLOWFIN TUNA CAUGHT BY ART GREEN

3RD PLACE JACKPOT      62.6 LB YELLOWFIN TUNA CAUGHT BY MIKE RUTHMAN

Sept. 11th, 2006

Good morning folks. Yesterday was a very slow pick. The afternoon brought us most of our chances up until dark were we did not fair to well. With so few bites its hard to get most of them. Once again the quality is here but the quantity is not spreading out amongst the boats. Even with only a dozen fish the group wanted to stay here even with the threat of not catching a fish the entire trip.
With any luck we will get 1 per guy. Not that the chances aren't there its just that they are hard to land. So far this morning we have 15 tuna and seem to at least keep something hooked. Hopefully we scratch all day.
Andy Cates

Sept. 12th, 2006

With this the only option for tuna we decided to stay at the Island and give it another day. Really our only full day of fishing for a 4 day trip and ending with 34 tuna and a couple of yellows. Quality was good but quantity was not available.

Today we fished offshore in the morning and got a few Dorado and then into San Martin for a few yellowtail and finished off with 1 Halibut in the cove. The weather is nice and we should have a nice ride home we will be in at 8:00 in the morning.

CAPTAIN: ANDY CATES

DATE OF TRIP:  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2006 <CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS

LENGTH OF TRIP:     4 DAYS

AREA FISHED:          SAN MARTIN, AND GUADALUPE ISLAND

FISH COUNT:               47 YELLOWFIN, 10 YELLOWTAIL & 7 DORADO

1st PLACE JACKPOT       104.9  LB YELLOWFIN TUNA CAUGHT BY BRANDON WALLACE OF SAN DIEGO, CA

2ND PLACE JACKPOT        98.3 LB YELLOWFIN TUNA CAUGHT BY SUZANNE RICHARDSON OF RIVERSIDE, CA

3RD PLACE JACKPOT        94.0 LB YELLOWFIN TUNA CAUGHT BY BILL FALLS OF LAS VEGAS, NV

 

THANK’S CHARKBAIT.COM FOR ALL THE TACKLE, SHIRTS AND OTHER STUFF YOU BROUGHT DOWN FOR THE ANGLERS ABOARD YOUR CHARTER. ALTHOUGH IT WAS A BIT SLOW, I UNDERSTAND EVERYONE REALLY ENJOYED THEMSELVES, AND WANTED TO STAY AT THE ISLANDS FOR THOSE BIGGER TUNA.

HAVE A SAFE TRIP HOME!


Sept. 15, 2006
We spent our second and third day of fishing in the same area as our first day with similar results, very good fishing on quality yellowfin tuna and yellowtail.  Our first two days the catch was made primarily by using 40 pound test line with a short piece of fluorocarbon and a 3/0 circle hook.  A good balanced and castable 40 lb outfit is an absolute must. 
    The third day of fishing was different due to the fact we caught a load of live squid the evening prior.  The soft bait was a big plus enabling us to use heavier flyline gear and kite tackle.  The kite fishing with the live squid was just exceptional enabling us to go through our entire kite rotation two times in one day.  It was very exciting to say the least.
    We finished the trip our last morning in a little different area scratching out a respectable catch of quality yellowtail with one fish pushing 50 to 55 pounds, a nice finish to a quality trip.
    We would like to thank Steve and Jim of Izorline International for all the wonderful giveaways and complimentary Izorline for all our passengers.  We are currently traveling home in perfect weather and enjoying the traveling time relaxing and reminiscing on the quality fishing we had just experienced the past four days.  We will be arriving Monday at Lee Palm's at 0700.
        John G. and Crew of the Red Rooster III

CAPTAIN: JOHN GRABOWSKI

DATE OF TRIP:  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2006

LENGTH OF TRIP:     4 DAYS

AREA FISHED:          GUADALUPE ISLAND

FISH COUNT:         181 YELLOWFIN & 30 YELLOWTAIL

1st PLACE JACKPOT       110.4 LB YELLOWFIN TUNA CAUGHT BY BILL CAMPBELL OF ANAHEIM, CA

2ND PLACE JACKPOT        99.1 LB YELLOWFIN TUNA CAUGHT BY KENT FUKUMOTO OF SANTA ANA, CA

3RD PLACE JACKPOT        91.1 LB YELLOWFIN TUNA CAUGHT BY ERIC FUKUMISU OF SAN BRUNO, CA

 

Izorline Trip - September 13 to September 18 2006

    The Red Rooster III departed September 13, 2006 on the annual Izorline 5 day trip. We cleared Point Loma at 12:45 with 27 passengers and a nice compliment of Live sardines. On Thursday September 14, 2006 at 09:30 we arrived at our original destination to start our trip, what a day of fishing we where greeted with. EXCEPTIONAL. From 0930 to 1830 we had extremely good fishing on 40 to 100 pound Yellowfin Tuna and a hand full of quality Yellowtail, 12 to 15 fished hooked was more the rule rather than the exception for the day. Needless to say we are extremely satisfied with the start of our trip and we look forward to more of the same in the days to come. Our weather is perfect and we are hoping for more of the same in that regard as well. We will report back in as the trip progresses, thanks for following our daily reports.

                                                                    John G. and The Crew of the Red Rooster III

Sept. 20th, 2006

Good morning folks. We left yesterday on a 5 day and will be on the grounds this morning at 8:00. The fishing has slowed down but we are hoping for a push this week after a couple of slow days here lately.

This is the last 5 day trip of the season for the Red Rooster III, next we kickoff the 10 day trips, starting with the West Coast Anglers annual trip. A couple of spots have opened up on longer trips. The 16 day Rod and reel radio has openings so if it fits your schedule give us a call and book now for what looks to be a great fall for big fish. Lots of reports of big fish down on the Main land which is a good sign for the Cabo area to come.

We will report again tomorrow
Andy Cates

Sept. 22nd, 2206

Good afternoon folks. The Island has definitely taken a turn for the worse. Fortunately we have been able to scratch, even after a slow first day yesterday proved to be worth while. Today we are on the same track with 21 tuna and still see sign of fish and hope to scratch until dark. Quantity?, no we will not see that but certainly Quality.
We will report again tomorrow.
Andy Cates

CAPTAIN: ANDY CATES

DATE OF TRIP:  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2006

LENGTH OF TRIP:     5 DAYS

AREA FISHED:          GUADALUPE ISLAND

FISH COUNT:         90 YELLOWFIN,  30YELLOWTAIL & 3  WAHOO

1st PLACE JACKPOT    88.6  LB YELLOWFIN TUNA CAUGHT BY BEN MURPHY OF SAN DIEGO, CA

2ND PLACE JACKPOT   82.7 LB YELLOWFIN TUNA CAUGHT BY ROB PENNELL OF SAN DIEGO, CA

 3RD PLACE JACKPOT  80.2 LB YELLOWFIN TUNA CAUGHT BY STEVEN SHULTZ O FSAN DIEGO, CA

Sept. 25th, 2006

Good morning folks. Our last 5 day trip of the season ended up with a nice catch on trophy size yellowfin and a sprinkle of wahoo and yellowtail. With close to 100 tuna all the guys after 3 days had a chance and some lucky guys ended up with nice catches on the better size fish. All and all it was a success and a nice way to finish off with a great group of guys , really a treat to have them aboard. Looking forward to it again next year.

Now on to the next leg of trips. We departed on a 10 day yesterday with a great load of sardines and Alijos in our sights for the starting point. With the water cooling off a little we are hoping our timing is right.

The water charts still show hot water down below so the upper area will be our focus for kelps offshore and maybe a visit to the ridge for variety. One day at a time here. We will be fishing tomorrow morning at 1000 and hope to have a good report
Andy Cates

Sept. 27th, 2006

Good morning folks. Yesterday we had just a sample of tuna due to the sharks and small tuna , making it hard to fish. We really only stayed anchored for 4 hours and I did get the impression we would scratch. As far as dropping the anchor and loading up. I don't think so. The evening brought us a surprise on wahoo were we picked up 27 on the troll and on the drift. With only 15 tuna that certainly helped out the day.
We will give it another day here and see how it goes. Very good squid fishing last night but no yellowtail.
Andy Cates

Sept. 28th, 2006

Good morning folks, yesterday was a scratch on the tuna with a couple of flurries to end the day with 37 tuna. Fish up to 100 pounds landed on the kite and fly lined squid. Lots of small fish around the boat that made sardine fishing impossible. The sharks rolled through and took there fair share as well. Another shot on wahoo with 18 more for the day and 9 so far this morning. They are getting pretty tired from the pressure.
We just got the anchor down and have got one tuna hoping its the start to many more.
Andy Cates

Sept. 30th, 2006

Good morning folks. We left the rocks after trolling up the last bit of wahoo we could find and headed in to the ridge in hopes of more.
The rocks produced 64 nice size wahoo for the 3 days we were there  so we were off to a good start and happy with the size of them as well. Some up to 75 pounds.
The ridge did not produce wahoo yesterday but great action on good size 15 to 25 pound yellowtail smaller grade tuna and dorado. A nice mix and action all day long.
The weather came up so are offshore mission has been postponed until it clears up.
We will fish the ridge today and then look for kelps this afternoon heading towards the rocks for another shot at tuna and wahoo unless we find sign of wahoo offshore.
Andy Cates