Gail Force Seeker Rods Charter by Pam Sharp

Seeker Rods proudly sponsored another Catalina Island trip aboard the Gail Force out of LA Harbor Sportfishing on Sunday, July 21. We started out by raffling off a nice 10′ Blue Lightning jig stick. The lady who won it promptly put a reel on it and fished it all day. Unfortunately, none of the yellowtail found the squid at the end of her line, but she vowed to continue to fish the rod!

We had great weather, with very light winds and overcast skies. The spacious sun deck on the Gail Force provided a nice play to chat with fellow anglers and enjoy the ride to the island and back on calm seas. Sunday’s forecast had called for a possibility of rain, but we only had a few light sprinkles on the way back in.

Once we had set up at the island, wind and current made conditions a bit difficult but Captain Ryan kept looking for the right spot, and we made the best of it.

After hitting 4 different spots without a single bite we found an area holding some yellowtail. We had a steady little bite going, but after about an hour or so the current switch and our bite died. We ended up going through alot of fish to get the fish that we caught, but everyone had a good time and that’s all that matters!
Here’s a picture of Charlie Elson with his 1st and 2nd yellowtail ever! He also won his first jackpot! Great job Charlie!

The 21 anglers landed 8 yellowtail, and lost at least that many more of the hard-fighting jacks around the island. The focus was definitely on yellowtail, but there were a few calico bass and sheephead in the counts, as well as a handful of barracuda that wanted to play. Joel cooked up some great breakfast burritos and burgers. And of course there were home made chocolate chip cookies!

Captain Ryan still has a few more mid week dates left for charter in August, as well as a few weekend dates in the fall. And it’s not too early to start thinking about those winter lobster charters!! For information Call Captain Ryan of the Gail Force at 310-844-3814.


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