Catalina Yellows - 6/14/15

jeffdalton

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Aug 16, 2005
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Jeff Dalton
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I was invited several weeks ago to fish a private birthday charter on the Gail Force. After fishing the 150 on Thursday with 85 guys on the Enterprise, it was a relief to fish with a small group of 20 people. Before I go any further, I have to say I really liked the crew on this boat, but I especially liked their cook Markie. I used to fish the Premier many, many years ago when he was on the boat and I haven't seen him in quite some time. This guy makes the best breakfast burritos and his hamburgers are even better. You can order a single, double or triple....whatever you want he's happy to make it. This is definitely a boat I would charter with a small group of friends.

Anyway, we baited up with some very small dines and a handful of medium sized macks and made our way to the island. Our first stop started out slow with a pick on the bass. As stated the dines were small, but I did see a jumbo sardine swimming around. I was fishing a small bait, until we saw big boils off the port side and I immediately reeled in my bait and pinned on that big bait.....within seconds I was on one of the larger grade fish. After a good fight the first yellow hit the deck! I was stoked and ready for more!

Unfortunately the seals came in and that was it for that spot. We went to spot after spot and proceeded to land a fair amount of small yellows, bass, barracuda and the ever present bonito. The big boys never came out to play after that first stop, but we all had a great time.

I love fishing the big boats from time to time, but I will be glad to have my own boat back for the summer season ahead......Good luck out there!!!!

Oh, as some of you know, I do not carry a scale....nor will I ever, but I am entertained when you try to guess the weight of some of these fish.....so guess away!! :D

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caserock

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nice fish ... looks like a 15-18 pound unit !!!
Nice Going ...
 

basilone

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basilio
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photo shop ! jkjk ... cant beat catching away from the crowd!
 
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PacificPredator

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Nice Jeff.
Looks like a 20 lber to me.
 
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Capt. Franklin

FreeBirdChartersLA
Feb 24, 2015
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I'm going to say 16 most of the yellows caught at the 150s this weekend seemed to be in the 15-25 range. Nice catch gotta love it! Going to be a great summer of fishing.
 

Broke-off

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Nov 7, 2014
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Sounds like you had a great time and caught some fish while you were at it. Friends,fish and fun. Perfect!! As for the lbs of the fish... Def bigger than mine. Lol.
 
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fish_guts

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I was on Enterprise last Thursday with you.. haha it was good fishing though! glad to see you got out with a lighter load!
 
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mutu0069

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brian
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whatever floats
Nice report! Glad to see Markie is still around! I remember when he was on the Pierpoint/Tradition before the Premier was built. You are right he did make the best breakfast burritos! Shit he would even hand deliver ice cold Coronas to you at the rail without even asking! Good dude for sure!
 

jeffdalton

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Jeff Dalton
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Nice report! Glad to see Markie is still around! I remember when he was on the Pierpoint/Tradition before the Premier was built. You are right he did make the best breakfast burritos! Shit he would even hand deliver ice cold Coronas to you at the rail without even asking! Good dude for sure!
Yes, I had ice cold Pacificos handed to me on a regular basis. Besides being an excellent cook, he can fish as well. When people aren't ordering food, he's out hooking and handing to those struggling to catch fish. All around awesome guy and the Gail Force is lucky to have him.
 

TEAMFISH

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Aug 17, 2006
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DAVE
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I really liked the crew on this boat, but I especially liked their cook Markie. I used to fish the Premier many, many years ago when he was on the boat and I haven't seen him in quite some time. This guy makes the best breakfast burritos and his hamburgers are even better. You can order a single, double or triple....whatever you want he's happy to make it. This is definitely a boat I would charter with a small group of friends.
es, I had ice cold Pacificos handed to me on a regular basis. Besides being an excellent cook, he can fish as well. When people aren't ordering food, he's out hooking and handing to those struggling to catch fish. All around awesome guy and the Gail Force is lucky to have him.
First off, nice fucking fish...
Markie is the shit. All the above is dead on, great cook, great guy, great fisherman. If you guys want a fun limited load with a fantastic crew and Captain, hop on the G-Force
 
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