All the anxious anglers arrived early, loaded their gear on the Red Rooster 3 and took off an hour early. We loaded up on a fantastic load of 6 inch sardines. Andy Cates decided to take us to The Ridge so we had a travel day. That gave us time to prepare for the yellowtail and yellow fin tuna fishing. Calstar provided some of the latest model rods for the passengers to use and Accurate reels provided a couple of BV2-500 reels that I combined with Calstar 800M rods as fully configured demonstrator outfits. At the end of the trip we had limits of yellowtail, limits of yellowfin tuna and limits of dorado. What a fantastic trip. We caught fish everywhere we went.
In support of this trip, I want to thank Calstar Rods, Accurate Reels, Izorline fishing line, Salas Lures, Tac Glue, Baja Fish Gear and Sportsman Seafood fish processing for supporting this trip with generous products that the passengers really enjoyed. I will let the following photos tell the many stories of this trip. I hope you enjoy seeing the joy that all the passengers experienced. One passenger (Pamala) was on her very first fishing trip. She landed one of every species that we were trying for (yellowtail, yellowfin tuna, wahoo and dorado). Congratulations Pam.
If you would like to join in the fun next year, please give the Red Rooster 3 office a call. Maria will be happy to sign you up for next year.
Accurate newest Valiant reels on the latest Calstar rods. An impressive combination.
John B. earned a Calstar for the largest fish on the first day of fishing
Congratulations to Rick Carbajal for winning a Accurate Fury reel for the biggest fish of the day, all I got was an empty box.
David Marino won a Calstar 800H for the largest fish on the 3rd fishing day (and I saw him catching lots of fish with it the next day)
Congratulations to Scott Stroh who won Izorline spectra and XXX mono.
Porter won one of Calstar’s newest rod blank (7400M) for the biggest fish on the last day of fishing.
Pamala (first fishing trip ever) with boyfriend Jim learning how to fish at the bow.
Buddies; Brian, Chris, Rick, and Daniel
Gordon with his 600N Dauntless
Rick with a common expression when pulling on a 9 ft jig stick
Gabe with one of the precious wahoos
Leo and Keith (hiding)
We were busy everyday
Pam trying out a new Accurate Valiant and Calstar rod
Daniel caught this wahoo with live bait and no wire. Talk about good.
Looks like Henry chose the blue flex tape as his raffle prize.
Scott had so much fun last year, he had to come back this year. Hope to see Scott again next year.
John, is this the fish that won you a Calstar rod?
Leo checking out one of the Accurate/Calstar/Izorline demos
Son John was fishing with his father Bill. Where is Bill?
Rich, are we having fun yet?
Rick, thanks for showing off your new Calstar shirt.
Rick’s front view. He was always hooked up.
Rick and Dave. I didn’t get any email saying it was blue shirt day
John, checking out Accurate/Calstar/Izorline
John hooked up with one of the demo outfits.
Hi Porter, where is your brother?
Oh, here is Porter’s brother Blake
Gordon, have you been swimming in the bait tank again?
Porter with one of the demo outfits.
Me with a wahoo caught on a Salas 6X in Holloween color
This 500 Valiant and 800M Calstar rod makes a near perfect 40# outfit.
Pam with a YFT that Nick gaffed for her.
Chris having fun with a bait caster
Gabe checking out one of the demos
Ken, thanks for bringing your sons Blake and Porter
Pam with a wahoo, she landed a YFT, YT, Dorado and this wahoo on her first fishing trip ever.
Tyler with a yellowtail
The blue shirt firemen (Rich and Dave)
Chris, Daniel and Rick hanging out at the bait tank with a beer
Come on Scott, you can smile more than that
Daniel, what are you doing with that Calstar rod pointing that high in the sky
Ken filiming me while I photograph him
Captain Andy wearing his Baja Fish Gear shirt
Hanging out after dinner
How many guys does it take to run the line through the guides (I don’t think they have enough guys at the rate they were going)
Tyler standing on bloody decks
High stakes poker with candy as chips. You know they are serious.
Hanging loose. John, Jim, John, George, Keith Henry
Sidney liking the 400 Valiant and Calstar rod.
Now that is a kelp paddy.
I got to be the first one in the water with a bait. Jim, Bill, Chris, Rich, Jim, Pam and Henry back on the stern rail
Cheffy with my 300 Valiant and wearing the wrong t-shirt