CAPTAIN: ANDY CATES
DATE OF TRIP: 9/14-9/20/2014
LENGTH OF TRIP: 6 DAYS
AREAS FISHED: CORTEZ, CLEMENTE, JERONIMO ISLAND, SAN MARTIN
TRIP/CHARTER MASTERS: TRIP 18 -- IZORLINE SPONSOR
FISH COUNT: 145 YELLOWFIN TUNA 125 DORADO 100 YELLOWTAIL 89 BLUEFIN TUNA 4 HALIBUT
1st PLACE JACKPOT 40.4 LBS BLUEFIN TUNA CAUGHT BY WALLY AKIMOTO OF SAN DIEGO, CA
2nd PLACE JACKPOT 39.6 LBS BLUEFIN TUNA CAUGHT BY JOSH FINGER OF SCOTTSDALE, AZ
3rd PLACE JACKPOT 35.8 LBS BLUEFIN TUNA CAUGHT BY LARRY THOMPSON OF MANCOS, CO
TROLLING JACKPOT 15.0 LBS DORADO CAUGHT BY JON MONTAGUE OF CARDIFF, CA
Sept. 19, 2014
Yesterday we had a better day. the weather was a little better. Started in the morning with a long drift, and then had a couple drifts in the afternoon on school size yellowfin tuna. It has been hit and miss. We had a little over 100 YFT.
Today we are at Cortez Bank. Trying something different. See if we can get some BFT. So far we have a got a handful of. The weather is a little better, though still windy, about 15 knot winds.
Sept. 16, 2014
Hi everyone. We caught 7 yellowtail, 15-25lbs yesterday. We did have to move, because the hurricane is coming up. Moving up along the beach, and we will be fishing off shore for the next three days.
Today so far, we have caught a dozen yellows, nice grade fish in San Martin. Hopefully it will pick up little more by mid-day. We will be fishing up Cortez bank. The weather has been very nice, just beautiful. We will report again soon.
Sept. 14, 2014
Hi Anglers! We are leaving on our annual 6-day Izorline charter. Looking forward for the next 6-days of fishing! I will report again tomorrow. -Captain Andy Cates