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November 11, 2016

All Day Action
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Hello anglers, We woke this morning to good sign of fish. Birds were working and yellowtail were chipping the surface of the water. We spent the day running from spot to spot and put together a very nice catch. We will be leaving tonight headed offshore in search of tuna. Wish us luck



Lingcod 17 & 25 Lb.
Photo Credit: Pacific Dawn






We kicked off our first SFR charter of 2007 on board the Pacific Dawn with Captain Pat Cavanaugh out of Captain Hook's Sportfishing in Oxnard. As usual, we had some raffle prizes from our sponsors Fish Trap and Fishworks.
Photo Credit: Homan Khaki


We headed for Santa Rosa with high hopes of Squid and Seabass. We found the squid and began snagging around 2am.
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Pat, Dustin and Mike got the Candy to float and worked hard to fill the Pac Dawn's bait tanks.
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Okay, we found the Candy and filled all three of the Pac Dawn's bait tanks with nice squirters. Now it was time to find the Seabass.
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Harold managed to hook up several times!
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Unfortunately they weren't White Seabass, just a few Batties that bent our rods.
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Even though there wasn't much love shown from the Seabass, it turned out to be a beautiful morning with no wind and very calm seas.
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Our first stop yielded a few Reds and Blues, but they weren't the grade Pat was looking for.
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We made our move to the secret fishing hole and Shane took some breakfast orders on the way.
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We started our day with a killer breakfast thanks to Shane and quickly ran for the deck as soon as the Dawn's engine went idle.
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This was the grade we were looking for. Here's Mike Coughlin with a nice double.
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Shi-Lin and Mike with a Santa Rosa Red.
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Mary is an SFR regular. She definately had the hot stick in the morning!
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Scotty found a really nice Johnny!
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Howard's having a great time with his first nice Red of the day.
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Mr. Lee O'Neil always kisses his friends before they become tacos.
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I had a great time sharing the rail with John. This Red didn't stand a chance!
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This didn't happen too often, but when it did, Mike and Opie were all over it! The Pac Dawn has a great service oriented crew that sets them aside from the rest.
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Shi-Lin and Mike with another double!
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Joe didn't have any trouble finding the Reds.
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Captain Pat Cavanaugh and Mary Lukas with a couple knuckleheads.
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Mike and Ray share some Chuckles.
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Joe's back on the scoreboard with another nice Red.
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Jerry Amezcua, Mike Dickerson, and Joe Iniguez with some nice Channel Islands Rockfish.
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Opie and Matt with a couple of nice rod benders. Good job Matt!
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Here's what the sacks looked like when Pat wanted to go look for some nicer grade fish.
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We swung around to fish the Rosa Miguel gap.
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Here's San Miguel Island with some really nice conditions. It's rare to find no wind and seas like we did.
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Pat anchored us up to find some even nicer grade Rockfish. Here's Opie, Pat, and Lee with some of what's to come.
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Brian was a silent killer up on the bow.
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Mary cracked the seal with the SFR Whitefish.
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Shane holding up Lee's new friend! It's a deep fried relationship.
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Howard nailed this really nice Whitey. But wait, there's more...
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Nice one Jimmy!
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Nice Boca on that Bocaccio! Keep in mind, we're still on the anchor.
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Here's Scott showing off again!
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Scott and Pat with a nice combo!
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Here's Ray and Opie with a couple of She-Goats.
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Nice job Johnny!
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Here's Harold with a nice Whitefish!
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Casey with another SFR Whitey!
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Mary with a nice double Red bite.
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While we were on our way to this stop, Scott was telling me how he really wanted to catch a Sheephead today and that he's never caught one before. I told him if there's a day to catchem, it's today. Check out the smile on his face... baaaaaaah
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Congratulations my friend. Mission accomplished! Nice first too!
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This all occurred simultaneously. The Pac Dawn crew is truely amazing! You add some gifted anglers to the mix and BAM! There you go!
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Holy Whitezilla Howard! This guy was pulling line! Did I mention we're still on the anchor?
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As Chartermaster, it's important for me to see the crew having some fun since they're working so hard. It took a lot to get these guys to soak a line. I finally turned it into a competition to see which one of the brothers was a better fisherman. I forced my bass stick into Opie's hands and pulled out the camera. Besides, I really needed a break because my arms hurt from catching so many fish.
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Looks like a tie to me. Put them in number eighteen please... Too easy, these guys will even catchem for you.
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The thing that makes the Dawn so special is the committment of service from the crew. Shane from the galley was always helping during a bite and giving some really helpful tips at the rail.
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Okay, limits achieved. It was time to pick up the anchor and call it a day.
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It was Scott's 9.5 lb. Goat against Howard's 9.1 lb. Whitefish. Pat is always willing to go the distance for some nice grade fish!
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Scott is victorious with his very first Sheephead and also gets an SFR sweatshirt as a grand prize!
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These boys had their work cut out for them. Even though there were endless fish to fillet, each sack was restaurant style filleted and the Whitefish were packed separately.
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It turned out to be another awesome Sportfishingreport Charter with Pat Cavanaugh and the Crew of the Pacific Dawn. Our next Pac Dawn charter is scheduled for May 4th and I'm prepping my camera for some pics of some Fat White Seabass. It's only a matter of time before they start peeling lines! Whether it's an SFR charter or not, don't miss out on the opportunity to fish with Pat aboard the Pacific Dawn. This family owned and operated sport boat is geared to satisfy. Call Captain Hook's for reservations at 805-382-6233. Special thanks to the Pac Dawn Crew Pat Cavanaugh, Mike Dickerson, Michael Opie Ridell, Dustin Selck and Shane DeRemer for providing another memorable fishing experience. The official SFR Fishcount was: 18 Anglers Overnight 1 Cabezon, 5 Sheephead, 77 Whitefish, 1 Rock Sole, 180 Rockfish. For copies of any photos, or for information regarding the next SFR Charter, please email me at Homan@sportfishingreport.com.
Photo Credit: Mike "Opie" Ridell


There isn't a fish fillet swimming in our awesome oceans that I enjoy throwing the three D's on more than a big fat rockfish. A dab of guacomole, a dollop of sour cream and a dip of salsa later and you're looking at some fine eating my friends. With a weekend barbeque in the plans and alot of hungry friends I figured I better head up to beautiful Ventura Harbor and hook up with the crew of the Corolma and see if they could give me a hand with my shortage of fresh rockfish fillets.
Photo Credit: Don Padick


Steve Volasky owns and runs the Coroloma out of Ventura Harbor and was still wearing his USC sweater in mourning of the trojans heartbeaking loss in the NCAA tournament. Talk about stone cold... Back to business already because hooking up big time is the name of the game in these parts of town and Steve and his crew are experts at the game we all love. Fishing !!!!
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The Coroloma runs out of beautiful Ventura Harbor on daily 6am-4pm runs. Look for Steve in the Coroloma van to pick up you're ticket and any tackle or rental gear that you may need for the trip. They have everything you need. There is plenty of free parking close to the boat.
Photo Credit: Don Padick


Ventura harbor is very well kept and has alot of interesting shops and artwork on the grounds. Well worth a quick stroll before or after you're trip. I'll throw in a shot or two because I'm a sucker for wildlife artwork.
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Captain Chris Volasky was at the helm of the Coroloma as he is daily along with crew members Ray Amason, Lauren and Doc Holiday.
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Doc is a regular crew member aboard the Coroloma and with an hour plus boatride to the fishing grounds we had a few minutes to sit back, relax and have a little chat. He told be the fishing has been excellent for quality rockfish and that I should expect to catch a limit of nice reds, chuckles and other assorted rockfish. Holiday even joked that if I couldn't catch a limit of nice rockfish today, he would jump down and personally give me a paw. I was hoping I wouldn't need his help but its always nice to know that someones got you're back. Thanks Doc!
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It wasn't a long run to area Captain Volasky wanted to start out the days fishing so we all readied are rigs and stripped up. One ticket for success when drift fishing for rockfish is to be ready to second the Captain gives the go ahead to let them drop, get into the zone fast. Dave Cook from Lompoc was ready and he pulled up the first nice red of the day.
Photo Credit: Don Padick


My favorite setup when drift fishing for rockfish is a heavy Jax jig on the bottom with a white Storm curly cue minnow on the dropper loop. Deadly !!!. Oh there gonna get a little bigger, Don't you worry.
Photo Credit: Ray Amason


Mike Mezza made the trip from Sylmar to fish on the Coroloma and he pulled up one of the first nice reds of the day. Ray Amason is a great guy and was always there to lend a paw, I mean a hand.
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John Pan with the early fish of the day with this nice Chucky.
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Lets all hope for a repeat of last years epic Dorado run !!!!!
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We picked away at them for the first couple of drifts with steady action and good quality. The Jaxs strikes again.
Photo Credit: Ray Amason


Brain Abbott didn't need to come to far to fish the Coroloma. Here's the Santa Barbara resident with a nice rockfish.
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Nice red Paul !
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Nice Barber
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John with a nice Widow.
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Captain Chris Volasky and John with a nice red!
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The jig strikes again !! Did I say that already. Get used to it.
Photo Credit: Ray Amason


Tom from Ojai with a big red.
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Lets all hope for a repeat of last year's epic billfish season !!!
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We fish the same area for a while redrifting over the productive spots and moving on to a new rock when things slowed up. John and a nice big red
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Tom with another one.
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Slade wasn't about to let Grandpa steal all the glory
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A dabber and Red for Mike.
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Ever since rampant bottom trawling decimated the rockfish stocks in Kansas City Dick and his grandson Slade have been coming to Cali to get there rockfishing in. Well at least that isn't a problem around here. Nice red there !
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Mike with a salmon grouper.
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On the jig again !!
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The captain decided to move to slightly deeper water in hopes of bringing up some nicer quality reds. So far so good.
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Who could forget last years incredible Channel Islands Halibut bite. Holy Flatfish !! The only thing I forgot was how to catch a halibut because I've been trying like crazy for the last few years to catch one and the closest I've come is a oversized sand dab on 'roids. Pointers anyone ?
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Enough reminiscing her back to the action. Ray did a great job making sure everyone was taken care of. Great job Ray Thanks.
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Now were getting somewhere.
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Two for the price of one. Gotta like that !
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Reds everywhere you looked.
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Nice double of reds.
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Doc chillin !
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The jig again. Nice. Didn't lose a jig all day. Extra nice
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Lauren stepped away from the grill for a bit a hooked some nice ones.
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Lets all forget about last years tuna season and hope for bigger and better results this year !!
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Nice !
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Double Nice !!!
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Big Red !!
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He had a number of drifts that were instant doubles as soon as you reached the bottom.
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Another double for Tom. Ho Hum
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Don't forget about the Lingcod derby going on aboard the Coroloma for the month of April. Lingcod season opens on Sunday. Biggest lingcod takes home a super nice reel. This one was quickly released.
Photo Credit: Don Padick


I'm starting to see double looking at all of Toms' hookups.
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Tom wasn't the only one doubling up.
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The captain put us over a hot spot and we were laying into them big time. The captain got a few casts in as well.
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Nice work by the artist Michellino. I'm not sure if he did the sidewalk paintings as well.
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Mark made the short drive from Oxnard to fish with Captain Volasky aboard the Coroloma. Here he is with a nice red.
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Slade with another nice rockfish. Slades starting to catch up, better watch out Dick.
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Tom kept doublin down on every hand and was coming up a winner every time.
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Anything you can do I can do better. Sometimes at least.
Photo Credit: Ray Amason


The afternoon bite really picked up and we were closing in on limits real fast.
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Nice one for Mark.
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It was looking like a tight free for all for jackpot honors till John hauled up this monster grouper.
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Dick with one last fish for the sack.
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Here's the number to get in touch with the guys on the Coroloma. With lingcod season opening up and the WSB ready to bust anytime things are only gonna get better for any anglers fishing the Coroloma.
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Here's that number again. Give the guys a call.
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Jackpot honors came down to a weigh off between John's big grouper and Dave's nice chuckle.
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Nice way to end the trip. Counting some dollars !!!
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Ray with a typical limit for the day.
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Ray did a great job filleting our catch. Call up the gang and fire up that barbeque because we are eating good tonight
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Great trip Guys !!!!!! We ended the trip with limits of rockfish including a nice number of big reds.
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Special Thanks to Steve Volasky, Captain Chris Volasky, Ray, Lauren and Doc for providing a memorable experience. The season is shaping up nicely and the crew aboard the Coroloma out of Ventura Hatbor will get you to where the fish are biting. Give them a call and get on board soon. As always contact me at donpadick@hotmail.com for pictures of this or any previous trip. Thats the "word on the water" Don.
Photo Credit: Don Padick


I got there around 7:30 pm. I had a chance to take a picture of the Mirage as she was coming in. Greeted by Captain Joe, Erin & Tucker. Mirage just got their annual maintenance. Super clean and newly painted.
Photo Credit: Edgar Ylanan


I got tell you this is one of the best charter I ever done. Everybody came in early and signed up. It's a cinch!!! We left the dock around 9:30 pm. Tucker started his pre-safety speech and rigging instructions and we're done.
Photo Credit: Edgar Ylanan


Started my raffle for the SFR Tee-shirts & Hat. Librado got the first Tee-shirt & hook sharpener.
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Chip was surprised to get the SFR Tee-shirt & Fishworks visor. Everybody received their Fish Trap Plastic Lures.
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We finally got to the Squid ground around 2:30 am. Took out our Candy Catchers and go. It started slow and pretty soon Squids were all over the boat. With all high hopes and expectations of the Elusive White Seabass, we're just all excited.
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Tucker the Squid Master. He took in lots of Squid. We filled up about tank and half full of Squid. Good sign. We're done around 6 am then took off to Santa Rosa White Seabass Zone.
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Well, what can I say. We tried & tried and soaked our Squid but no sign of Croakers. Captain Joe decided to perk up everybody and proceeded to the Rock Zone. Will Willis got nice Red Vermillion Rockcod. Wait till you see him on the end of the trip.
Photo Credit: Edgar Ylanan


The first drift was excellent. Took a lots of Vermillion Rockfish and Whitefish. Here's picture of Fred Brandt with large Whitefish. Fred is one of SFR regular from Port Hueneme.
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Dale Small with a nice Red Snapper.
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Johnny Pipolo got the first Whitefish of the day.
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Double hook up for Danny.
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Dennis nailed this nice Sheephead. By the way Dennis was our "Squid Runner". He was responsible for picking up the Squid from everybody to take to the tank. He must have ran maybe at least 10 miles doing that. I really appreciate the extra effort. Good job.
Photo Credit: Edgar Ylanan


Double whammo for Chris Wolf. Chris is one of our Sfr regular. I fished with him once or twice already.
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Another Rockfish for Cory.
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Good Size Red Rockcod for Librado. He said that he'll join us again on our next trip.
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Another happy camper.
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Nice Rockfish for Addie.
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Fine catch for the day for the Pipolo Family. From left to right - Johnny, James, Danny, & Tom Geoghegan. Very friendly group of guys. James Pipolo is experienced kayaker. I should take lessons from him.
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Another family portrait.
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Another angler with his catch of the day.
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Contender for the jackpot.
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Librado finally found his hot jig and nailed this nice Snapper.
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Here it is, the jackpot of the day. Photo with crew Scott. Huge Whitefish beats them all. Will is from Valley Center, Ca close to Escondido. Will Willis will receive his SFR Sweatshirt through the mail. Congratulation, Will!!!!!
Photo Credit: Edgar Ylanan


The Mirage Crew has done a professional job. Without their help, this trip will not be successful. Everybody's there assisting eveybody. Taking care of problems as they arise. It's nice working with the bunch. From left to right - 1st crew Tucker, Tim 'The Chef', 2nd Captain 'LOVE' Fred, & Crew Scott. By the way, try their Pastrami sandwich, it's a killer and addicting. The Burrito is Awesome and of course, the famous burger. Total fishcount for the day - 210 Rockfish, 108 Whitefish, & 1 California Sheephead for 21 anglers.
Photo Credit: Edgar Ylanan


It sad to say good-bye to this fine vessel. It's always a pleasure seeing and working with Captain Joe & the Crew. With their fine hospitality that was shared, I would like to thank everyone for another successful trip. I'll be back. As I'm posting this trip, Mirage got limits of White Seabass(up to 35 lbs) & 3 Halibut(up to 45 lbs). For sure I'll be back. Thanks, Joe. If you're interested to get copy of your photo, please email @ 'sfredgar@sportfishingreport.com' and I'll send it in a jiffy. Thank you everybody. I'll see you guys on our next trip. Just click on 'CHARTER' for the next available trip.
Photo Credit: Edgar Ylanan


The spring fishing season has arrived fellow anglers and I can't think of any better way to kick things into gear then a 2 day trip to the beautiful Channel Islands aboard Captain Frank Ursitti's immaculate RANGER 85 sportfisher. Captain Frank Ursitti owns the Ranger 85 and Coral Sea and both a primed and ready for the upcoming season. The Ranger 85, already one on the finest in the fleet, has numerous upgrades and improvements for 2007 including: all new seating, new tables, new flooring, a 42" plasma for the galley, a 32" plasma for the lower lounge, air conditioning, a new tuna tower, inflatable raft, and all new coffee system. Nice !!!!!!.
Photo Credit: Don Padick


We loaded up around 9, baited up the wells with some sardines and motored off at 10 pm sharp. Captain Frank gathered us all on the bow and gave us his safety speech and general plans for the trip. The plan: 1) mini macks at the oil rigs for the lingcod opener on Sunday 2)Make squid at Santa Rosa tonight in case the WSB make an appearance 3) Look for the WSB in the early morning at Santa Rosa 4) Head to San Miquel or San Nichols if the WSB no show 5) Take it from there. Everybody agreed on the plan and we were off for the rigs to make some fin bait for those monster island lings.
Photo Credit: Don Padick


We spent a good hour or two loading the tanks with as many mini macks as we could because there isn't a lingcod swimming that can resist a tasty spanish or greenie. It was good to see everybody on deck lending a pole.
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With a tank full of fin bait we all grabbed a few hours rest as we made our way to the squid grounds at Santa Rosa. We got to Rosa around 2-3 am and setout the lights. The squid never really bunched up thick but we were able to snag and scoop up a tankful with a little effort.
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With no signs of the WSB and reports calling for increasing winds the Captain gathered us around to make a plan for the day. We all agreed that fishing off San Miquel for rockfish would be the best call for the day.
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Before long we were in position off the back side of San Miquel and ready for the first drift of the day. It wasn't long before the rods started loading up and we were smack dab in the middle of some of the best rockfishing I've ever seen. Capatin Ursitti was always on deck ready to lend a hand. I'll post a variety of the many species of monster rockfish we caught over the next hours of fishing.


Tim made the trip from Anaheim with his father, grandfather and some friends and was the first one in his group to reel in a nice red.
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Father Fred wasn't far behind.
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Chris was part of a big group of guys that made the trip from Bakersfield to fish on the Ranger 85. Chris seemed like a nice guy and everything, but with his quarry of friends I figured I better feel them out a little before I started hitting them with the Bakersfield jokes. Didn't want to get throw overboard out here, they don't call this area "Shark Park" for nothing.
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Maybe I should just stick with what I do best. Hooking up !!!! Modeling career fizzled a long time ago, but if I could just lose the double chin maybe they'll consider taking ......


Nice red. www.chardsales.co.uk


Sean didn't have to come far to fish the Ranger since he lives in Ventura and he didn't feel like catching one fish at a time either.
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DP with a nice chuckle


Ali with a nice red.
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AJ Mejia is a long time crew member aboard the Ranger and was on hand to help Chris bag his huge red.
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Lyle was part of the group from Bakersfield and he was having no problem hooking up.
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Lori and her son Eric came with the Ski family and she was off to a good start herself with this nice red.
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Tim with a nice grouper
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Bob with a nice one.
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Nice whitefish for Mr Poon.
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DP doubling down.


Chuck and AJ with a double of reds.
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Nick that red isn't the only thing thats bigger than you're dad's.
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Randy Jr. jigged up this nice grouper.
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Tyler Metzger is another one of the Rangers experienced crew members.
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Nice red Bruce
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Aj and Roger with another red.
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We caught ALOT of Reds
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Joe with a nice chuckle
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Nice !!!!!!


"Poormans whatever" !! The whitefish were thick and huge as well and these boys pull hard. What a blast !!!
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Eric was just warming up and you with this nice grouper. You could see dollar signs flashing in his eyes everytime he laid back on one because Eric only fishes for the big one! I like the way this kid thinks.
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Jigging up some whitefish.
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You Go Whitey Go !!!!


Oh were not afraid to get bloody here if we have to !


Doesn't seem to be a shortage of Boccacio.
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Every drift produced monster rockfish like these.


Eric wasn't just flashin' dollars signs with this one, he was cashin dollars because he just took all our money with this one. He hooked and landed this monster sheepshead and pocketed $10 from everyone on board as this turned out to be the jackpot fish for the first day. 32 people, you do the math. Manny was there with the gaff. Nice one Eric !!!!!!!
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Eric wasn't the biggest guy on the boat but he was feeling pretty big now.
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Don't count you're fish fry before the spawn because grandpa Bob Ski's got something to say about this jackpot thing !!!! In case you haven't been there San Miquel Island is spectacular !!!!
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Gaaaaaaaaff !!!!!! I love saying that !!!!
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This one is gonna be close !!!! Tyler with the gaffing honors on Bob's big goat
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Erics sheepshead took it by a tooth for jackpot honors on day one. What a day !!! The fishing was awesome, the weather held up, we saw humpbacks breaching all around us. Nice!!!
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With the winds picking up he headed into San Miquels Cuyler Harbor to anchor up for the night. I could talk all day about the history of this place but I'll spare you the details. The important thing here was that Tangee Russell and the crew whipped us up an awesome pork loin dinner that sent us all to bed full and dreaming of monster lings in the morning.
Photo Credit: Don Padick


Morning light saw us off after Mr. Ling because today was April first and Lingcod opening day. Charlie didn't waste much time getting on the board.
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Fred on the jig
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Tim with a nice ling
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Bob got one
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Nick with a nice green one !!
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Eric with Tyler and a nice ling
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Randy is the Fish and Game writer for San Diego Sports Magazine and was out on the RAnger with his son Randy Jr. He landed this big ling.
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Ali and AJ with nice ling
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I'm not sure I would recommend this for you viewers at home.
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With reports of the first significant WSB bite taking place at Santa Rosa and plenty of fish in the sacks Captain Ursitti ask if we wanted to head to Santa Rosa and try to get in on a WSB bite. Everyone agreed and we made the 20 mile trip to the Santa Rosa flats where the bass had been caught.
Photo Credit: Don Padick


We fished hard for several hours with no WSB hookups. Charlie did hook up what turned out to be a nice yellowtail and ended up landing the fish of the day.
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Way to lay em out Charlie. Captain gaff please !!
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Captain Ursitti with the gaffing honors on Charlies nice 20 lb yellow. Nice !!!!!!
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Charlies nice yellow again !!
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The LaDues and their nice lings
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Mike with the biggest ling of the day at 14.5 lbs.
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Some of the lings from the successful opener 2007 aboard the Ranger 85. Nice!!!!
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Charlie took fisherman of the day with his ling and nice yellow. Way to go Charlie
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Great job as always AJ Thanks !!!!
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Congrats Eric !!! Way to go on the first day JP !!!
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The "close but no cigar" award went to Nick. Got him a dollar, a cigarette and a sardine. Better luck next time Nick !!!


Nice one !!!!
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Wow !!!! What a trip !!! Thanks again to Captain Ursitti and the entire crew of the Ranger 85 for another great experience. Manny Vargas, Steve Grossberg, Tyler Metzger, AJ Mejia and Tangee Russell Thanks. The Ranger 85 has trips scheduled every week and the fishing is only going to get better. Check their website at www.Ranger85.com for a complete schedule. Until the next trip thats the "word on the water" Don. donpadick@hotmail.com for photos
Photo Credit: Don Padick




You know what time it is!
Photo Credit: Homan Khaki






















Chad....caught this nice yellowtail 7-23-07 aboard the Dolphin out of Islandia Sportfishing off La Jolla....used a very big sardine with 25lb P line and a 25lb flurocarbon leader...Skipper Jason Coz said it was the largest he's had on his boat in over two years...Thanks....Jim Provenzano....Temecula, California....You have a great website!
Photo Credit: Skipper Jason Coz






Here is a nice big bluefin tuna caught aboard the Grande on August 24, 2007.
Photo Credit: James McDaniels






Photo Credit: Homan Khaki


I am a Supply Sgt for the US Army and I am always on your website looking at the fish reports. So far I haven't noticed any pictures of a Wolf eel so here is one. Not sure if you guys would be interested in posting on your website but this is a picture of a Wolf Eel caught on the Icon out of Berth 55 in Long Beach. The Eel was caught using a sardine while fishing for Rock fish on 18 OCT 2006 while on a charter trip. As you can see I was holding him a little tight to make sure he didn't take a finger off. It was released and he immediately swan away. The picture was taking by my coworker Master Sgt George Fisher who also is constantly on the website calling off fish numbers and checking what day we can take off during the week to go fishing. Anyways thanks for the great website and accurate fish counts. Keep up the good work.




















































































































































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Be on the look out for The Boss, this guy\'s taking over!