Long Range Reports January 5

January 2, 2015

Biggie Gobbles Chunk

Excel‘s office reported January 2 that Capt. Justin Fleck had checked in from Hurricane Bank:

“We arrived here yesterday. There has been a pretty good sign of fish around; the ones we have been getting so far have been from 100 to 180 pounds. We do have two cows onboard. Bob Busling got a 201-pound yellowfin and Dave Sanders got a 274-pounder on the chunk, his first cow. Most of the fish have been biting early in the morning around 4:30 to 5:30 A.M. That seems to be when they swim through. The last couple days has had a steady sign of fish around, and the overall grade of fish is nice. Hopefully, this will be the same for the next few days and we keep this up. The weather has been nice and everyone is doing good, we will check in again in the next day or so.”

Yellowtail Expedition Works Out

Bill Cavanaugh returned Red Rooster III to H&M Landing December 31 after a five-day trip. His anglers caught 318 yellowtail, among other fish.

  • 1st place jackpot: Jeff Wright, San Diego, 26.8-pound white sea bass
  • 2nd place jackpot: Jerold Pauls, Tehachapi, 23-pound yelllowtail tied by Tim Carpenter, Ojai
  • 3rd place jackpot” Moises Henrandez, Henderson, NV 22.2l-pound yellowtail

Looking Good

Brian Sims posted for the Royal Star January 1:

“Happy New Year to all! We had another very good day of fishing today. We found some fish for a morning bite and caught them on both bait and jigs. Then went to work scratching away at fish that were a bit bigger today on average. We kept one or two going for most of the day and had a lot of 130 to 145-pound fish in the mix. We did have a couple of standouts today. Steve Busch landed a 206 and today’s shot goes to Bruce Gothar with a 177. Our weather continues to be excellent.”

New Year’s Trip

Shogun posted December 30:

“Hey folks, checking in with a great last day of fishing. We started the day off on a solid plunker bite on yellowtail with moments of full speed action. Around lunch we traveled up the beach to fish rock cod and finish up the trip. We had a great showing of big ling cod and steady action on reds. Over all we had a great trip and a great group of anglers. We were able to capture some exotics as well, boating three white sea bass and a dorado. Wish us safe travels.”

Bill Roecker owns FishingVideos.com, where he posts daily reports from the long range fleet and other sources, and Oceanic Productions, which published his book At The Rail: Long Range Fishing. The book, Bill's Sportfishing Calendar and his Standup Fishing DVDs are for sale on his Website and in mos...