February 8th, 2012 | Published in Fish Report
CAPTAIN: ANDY CATES
DATE OF TRIP: MONDAY, JANUARY 2ND –MONDAY, JANUARY 16TH, 2012
LENGTH OF TRIP: 14 DAYS
TRIP/CHARTER MASTERS: 1W12– LOFTUS/MARTIN CHARTER
FISH COUNT: 260 YELLOWFIN TUNA 70 WAHOO
1st PLACE JACKPOT 274.8 LBS YELLOWFIN TUNA CAUGHT BY TOM KELLEHER OF CORONA DEL MAR, CA
2ND PLACE JACKPOT 245.0 LBS YELLOWFIN TUNA CAUGHT BY BUTCH OLDENKAMP OF BAKERSFIELD, CA
3RD PLACE JACKPOT 210.4LBS YELLOWFIN TUNA CAUGHT BY GARY GRIMAUD OF SAN DIEGO, CA
REMARKS: TROLLING JACKPOT 102.1LBS YELLOWFIN TUNA CAUGHT BY DON ROLSTAD OF BONITA, CA
200.2 LBS CAUGHT BY PETE WHYTE
200.0 LBS CAUGHT BY TONY POSTOLOV
(If you would like to see Pictures taken from this trip, we have posted them in the Gallery)
Jan. 13, 2012
Good evening folks. So far it has been a great ride home. Almost half way there and still great weather.
Tomorrow is a big day with Capt. Margarita starting the festivities after lunch. Give the guys a chance to eat before the Margarita’s flow. College games and Margarita’s. Sound fun? With nice weather it will be.
Good morning folks. We left the Island yesterday at about noon. We have had a nice ride so far and expect to get in on Monday a little early.
After leaving the epic fishing at the Bank, we had saved room for a few fish at the Island in hopes of a couple of Jack Pot fish. First day was more of the same with a little morning show on fish from 80 to 170 pounds. Just enough to make you feel like you were on to something. That died out.
Yesterday before we left we made a good move and had a chance at a couple of big fish and things worked out.
Butch Oldenkamp on an Accurate 12 landed this 256 and It looked like that might be first place untill Tom Kelleher landed a 286 on the kite. This took first and second and it looks like one of the low 200′s from the Bank will be third.
All in all it worked out great . Now we are on our way home and we have a great catch with happy and tired beat up anglers. The boat leaves on another long trip on the 19th of January. John Grabowski will be running the boat. With the fishing at the Bank and the chance of a cow at the Island it is a great setup. Also some wahoo to be had, we did pick up 5o wahoo at the bank that rounds things off nicely. If you are looking to come out and get in on some of this we do have a spot or two on the next trip.
Call the office and let them know
Jan. 10, 2012
Good evening folks. We have had no signal but wanted to update on the fishing. We started out at the Island. We had a very slow day with very little sign and poor conditions.
We made the move out to the Bank and it paid off big. Our timing was great and we saw it get better and better each day, Really a nice grade of fish with many fish in the high hundreds closing in on the 200 pound mark. Most fish being 120 to 200 pounds. Each day we watched the grade and caliber of fishing get better and better.
Classic Hurricane bank fishing. Very little wind just enough for the kite. Oh and were those kites on fire . Some evenings it was as fast as you could get it out there. All day biting with an incredible show and action in the evenings.
With our fill of fish we are headed in to the Island and give that another try in hopes of a few Jack Pot fish. We will be there and have a day and a half to fish. Hopefully we get a few big ones.
Jan. 10, 2012
The Red Rooster III has been at Hurricane Bank,…at this time, the Satellite service has been very poor. That is why there has not been any reports at this time. We will certainly keep you all posted. They are all doing fine, and enjoying their fishing trip. Office of RRIII
Jan. 4, 2012
One more day of travel. Almost there with good weather. The water is warming up and we are ready to go. Tomorrow we stay busy with the wahoo gear and another raffle with three rods from Loftus and Martin
We will report again tomorrow
Jan 3, 2012
Good evening folks. Not much to report today. First day of travel gave us a chance to do a little maintenance and get the boat ready for a week of fishing. We had cool temperatures with fog and very little sunshine.
Tomorrow we start the seminar’s and the rigging. Flat seas but chilly today.
We will report again tomorrow
Jan 2, 2012
Good evening folks. We are out again after a great holiday vacation. What great San Diego weather during the holiday’s. We are hoping for great weather on our 14 day voyage down to either the Hurricane Bank or the water ‘s off of Clarion Island.
Loftus and Martin have sponsored the trip with giveaways today and raffle’s for the next three days. First day out and the bait looks great. We will see tomorrow but so far good.
We will report again tomorrow on our progress and weather