Fish Report & Photo Archive
SFR & Purfield's Pro Tackle INDEPENDENCE 5-DAY TRIP
by Bill Roecker, 7-05-2010
ELEVEN ON THE IRON FOR YOUNGSTER (070410)!!!
Paul Strasser and Kyle "Rooster" Karcher brought Independence home to Pt. Loma Sportfishing after a five-day trip on July 4. The trip was a long-standing charter by Purfield's Pro Tackle, and owner Richard Schaffer was aboard as chartermaster.
"This was a group of mellow anglers," said Schaffer," and the skipper made great choices. Benitos was right even with the bad seals. We found good quality Yellowtail both a Cedros and Benitos."
Homan Khaki of Sportfishing Report and Camarillo won first place for a 36.4-pound Yellowtail he caught on a Tady 45 in blue and white.
"I saw the fish crashing," he said, "so I tossed out the jig, and he hit it right away. These were good old quality Cedros Yellowtail"
Khaki said he used 40-pound Izorline on an Accurate BX-2 600N reel with a Seeker Ulua nine-foot rod.
Fred Lee of Rolling Hillsgot a 35.4-pound Yellowtail for second place. Don Padick of Altadena and Sportfishing Report won third place for a 32.8-pound Yellowtail.
Eight-year-old Dylan Cook of Menifee fished with his dad on the trip. It was only his second trip, but he pegged 11 Yellowtail on the iron, mostly with Salas 6X Jr. jigs. He goes to Evans Ranch School, where he plays first base. He drilled the Yellowtail, but posed with his Bluefin Tuna.
Photos for 7-05-2010
Eight-year-old Dylan Cook of Menifee fished with his dad on the trip.
Photo Credit: BILL ROECKER
by Indy Crew, 7-06-2010
Good evening everyone, here is a quick report from our 1.5-day trip. The weather was perfect the fishing was pretty good as well. We had good action on 18 to 25 lb. albacore for most of the day I think we had 75 or so fish, and everyone got to pull on a couple of fish. We will be back at 0700 tomorrow, and then out on another 1.5 day we hope this holds up Jeff and the Indy crew.
Photos for 7-06-2010
by Indy Crew, 7-09-2010
The Indy will arrive at Point Loma Sportfishing at 6:30am on Fri 7/09 Sign in to begin at 7am. Thanks
Independence Sportfishing Trip Update (070910)
by Indy Crew, 7-09-2010
2-DAY UPDATE (070910)!!! Here is what we know about today. As always every day is different out here, no 2 days are the same. Today was tough fishing out here on the albacore grounds. We did not see the same sign we saw a couple days ago. We did see fish, but in smaller quantities. We ended up with 29 fish for our efforts, Jeff and the Indy crew. The Indy will arrive at Point Loma Sportfishing at 6:30am on Fri 7/09 Sign in to begin at 7am. Thanks
Independence Sportfishing Trip Update (071010)
by Indy Crew, 7-11-2010
7-DAY EXTRAVAGANZA (071010)!!! Hello again from the Independence. We departed San Diego yesterday on a 7-day extravaganza with a good load of bait and high hopes. The weather looks favorable for at least the next few days, so we have that to look forward to. Thanks for checking in, please wish us luck, Jeff and the Indy crew.
Action Packed Day
by Indy Crew, 7-11-2010
Hello everyone, here is what we know so far. We stopped short for a yellowtail check and saw good sign of beautiful grade 18 to 45 lb. fish. We decided to stop and try and were rewarded with a very busy action packed day. We left the island and are currently headed down to points south. The weather is good, and we hope it will hold for a few days. Please wish us luck for tomorrow, Jeff and the Indy crew
Independence Trip Update
by Bill Roecker, 7-16-2010
FIVE OVER 100!!! Jeff DeBuys brought Independence home to Pt. Loma Sportfishing July 16 after a good run to Alijos Rocks and The Ridge. He reported 68-degree water at The Rocks, which makes prospects look very good there, and a fantastic Yellowtail bite at the top of The Ridge, for fish he called "18 to 50-pounders." He had five Yellowfin over 100 pounds in the catch.
The two best fish came on the boat's kite outfit: two sardines on 3/0 ringed Mutu hooks, with 60-pound Seaguar fluorocarbon and 80-pound Line One Spectra on an Avet 50 reel and a Super Seeker 6364 XXXXH rod.
Rick Henderson of Southgate won first place for a 110-pound Yellowfin, interviewed by dock reporter Bill Roecker.
"Don't forget to put the rail down, too," said Henderson, "because I used that a lot!"
Glen Barnes of Covina won second place for a 109-pounder.
"He killed me," remembered Barnes, "after that I was done for the day, and I'm still suffering."
Walter Forman of Torrance won third place for a 107-pound Yellowfin. Skipper DeBuy's cousin, Jeff Young of San Diego, got the trip's only Wahoo, a 57.8-pounder, on a bait and monofilament. It was the first fish of the trip, said DeBuys, and set off a frenzy of Marauder-wielding trollers, but no more were caught.
The other notable fish of the trip was the 49.8-pound Yellowtail caught by Sam Esposto of Burbank, on a Tady 4/0 jig in scrambled eggs color, on 50-pound line. Esposto and Young joined the winners for a lineup photo.
by Indy Crew, 7-23-2010
We returned from the Westcoast Marketing 7 day adventure and this year's trip was fantastic. we ended up with 91 big wahoo for the trip as well as 200+ beautiful yellowfin tuna of which 90% were in the 40 to 119 lb. range. The big fish honors go to Luis Sole for his 119.8 and 110.4 yellowfin, Steve Fry with a 109.8 yellowfin, Greg Tchejeyan and Bob Cross with bookend 107.6 yellowin, and Peter Drogin with a 101.6 yellowin. We also weighed up lots of 45 to 58 pound Wahoo. We want to thank Charter Masters David Rocchi and Allen Smith along with Rick Ozaki from westcoast marketing and Avet reels, Raider jigs, fishtrap iron and Graph-tech rods. Next year's trip is sold-out but we will have room on the 7 day that departs on July 9th 2011. We are now taking reserverations now for 2011 up to trip #10. Thanks to everyone on the trip this year and hope to see everyone again soon. Mark and Paul and the entire Indy staff.
Photos for 7-23-2010
Tackle Recommendation Report (072210)
by Indy Crew, 7-24-2010
Good morning, We are on the way back north and have some time to send a report on tackle for upcoming trips, for those of you on 6 and 7 day trips, the chance to fish Alijos rocks for both Yellowfin Tuna and Wahoo is very likely. What worked and what did not. Fishing for Wahoo, the Raider jigs were hands down the hottest irons that we used, gold worked best with silver being 2nd best. 50 lb. mono on a good 2-speed reel like an Avet JX, LX or HX and a 610-type rod. Fishing the Tuna you really need a 2-speed reel with 40 and mostly 50-pound mono. We do have loaner rod and reel combos onboard for those who need them. We also carry jigs and line on the boat. On another note we have some spots on September 6 and 7-day days that will target this area. Please give us a call if you have any Questions.
Baja Paddy Hoppers Charter
by Indy Crew, 7-25-2010
Good afternoon from the Indy, we departed on the annual 6-day paddy hoppers yesterday under sunny skies. After loading some choice sardines we were off and running for points south. Today we spent rigging and telling fish stories with beautiful weather in the forcast. We are going down for the long haul, so please wish us luck, Jeff and the Indy crew
by Indy Crew, 7-25-2010
Worth the ride down here. We had a good day down here at the rocks. It all started around 0900, and we finished up at dark. There was a lull from 4 till 6 in the afternoon, but we got a shot right before dark. The tuna were 40 to 60 lb.ers with sum up to 100 lbs. we did manage to get a couple of wahoo as well. I will say conditions were not perfect; maybe tomorrow it will be better for us. The weather is great. We are going to try for yellows tonight, please wish us luck, Jeff and the Indy crew
by Indy Crew, 7-27-2010
Good weather and great fishing. That pretty much sums up today's activities on the Indy. We arrived in the yellowtail zone about midday, and things were down. We looked all around, and saw nothing. We tried one of our other areas and had good action on yellows. After that we got on the real deal and had good action until 1600 hrs. Then all quit on us. All had a good time. We are headed up to the offshore grounds for tomorrow. Please wish us luck, Jeff and the Indy crew
Indy's Return 7-29-2010
by Indy Crew, 7-28-2010
The Indy will arrive at approximately 7am on Thursday 7/29.. Sign in will start at 7..thanks Judy
by Indy Crew, 7-28-2010
Tough fishing. That is the phrase of the day throughout the offshore fleet. A handful of yellowtail is what we have for our efforts, although we saw some bluefin, and a couple of albacore. The weather is up again, and the ride home is bumpy. We should arrive back in San Diego at 0700. The Indy crew
INDEPENDENCE TRIP UODATE (072910)
by Bill Roecker, 7-29-2010
BAJA PADDY HOPPERS (072910)!!! Independence arrived at Pt. Loma Sportfishing July 29 under Jeff DeBuys' hand. Jeff took his 30-passenger charter group on a six-day flyer to Alijos Rocks and also visited Cedros Island.
"We spent two days at Alijos," Jeff told dock reporter Bill Roecker. "Fishing was excellent, they were biting. When they came around to us each day it was very good all day. You needed to get a morning position. There was a good show of fish at the surface, but we only got two Wahoo. The water's still cool at 70 degrees."
All three of the biggest Tuna came on the kite. They were eligible for the jackpot spots because there was a full rotation.
Mike Takaki of Torrance won first place for a 110-pound Yellowfin he took with a sardine on 7/0 Hayabusa hook and the boat's kite rig.
David Foreman of Studio City won second place for a 109-pounder, and John Carmadella of San Dimas got third place for a 101-pound Alijos Yellowfin Tuna.
Great Weather, Slow Fishing
by Indy Crew, 7-30-2010
Things are slow. That pretty much sums up the offshore scene today. We did see some fish but no takers. The weather is as good as it gets out here, so we will try our hand at yellowtail fishing tomorrow. Jeff and the Indy crew
WHAT A DAY!
by Indy Crew, 7-31-2010
What a day! Just when we thought the offshore thing was hammered things are looking good once again. We had an excellent day of yellowtail fishing, as well as some halibut, and huge calico bass that were biting all day long for us. Everything was the hot ticket. The weather was awesome, hot sunny, and yank n crank weather. We are on our way to the offshore grounds in hopes of getting some pay back. Jeff and the Indy crew