RICE BOWL CHARTERS-SHOGUN 3 DAY 8/6-8/9

Rice Bowl

Member
May 6, 2008
25
52
Torrance / CA / USA
Name
Fred
Boat
37', Pacemaker, After U
I got up early and left home about 4:30am...met some of the core group from Rice Bowl Charters for a nice hearty breakfast. We departed the restaurant and headed over to Fisherman's Landing...as usual, our timingwas perfect! We are arriving as the departing passengers are vacating parking spots..we unload and put our gear on the sidewalk in front of Fisherman's Landing......just as our last charter, there are 2 lines.....one of the Shogun and one for the Excel...nice orderly stacks of gear and rods. Soon, the Rice Bowl cocktail waitress arrives..she is skimpily dressed.and the stares, glances, and glares from the Excel line is absolutely HILARIOUS! Our charter is now being served...your hands are NEVER EMPTY!
of course, there are a lot of pictures being taken also. Time passes very quickly and soon, the boat is being loaded...all this means is the party is now on the boat! We store our gear and clothes and help others who need help. We are welcomed aboard and soon shove off for the bait receivers. I watched as the Shogun crew loads PRIMO sardines!! Everyone is busy rigging up their gear...As soon as we depart the point, we are called to our safety seminar and "the plan" for the trip...We turn to starboard while the safety seminar is on going...Going North!!

About an hour after the seminar is over, the engines are "pulled back"....we start a chum circle....about an hour and a half after getting bait, we stop to fish...Yellowfin Tuna are biting...the school we fished was mixed in size...some (not a lot) were the small fish, but the majority were 15 to 50 pound fish. We fished all the way until the sun vanished over the horizon...our fish count for today was a very respectable 140+ Yellowfin tuna and 4 Dorado. Everyone was very excited as we ate dinner...Prime Rib (on the first day!)
and wine (provided by our Rice Bowl Charter host)! Wow! Soon, everyone is headed for their rooms and quiet prevails in the galley. I remember waking once as the engines shut down (not sure what time it was).

I got up at my usual 4:30am and walked out to the stern...weather is warm and I was surprised by the number of boats I could see around us...coffee in hand, I count 19+ boats...reminiscent of Albacore fishing. About 5am, the engines fire up and we go looking for the Bluefin tuna...more people are waking up and staggering out on deck...all are amazed at the boats around us...At a little past grey light, we stop on a school and chum is thrown...soon, we are hooking and fighting Bluefin!! Not a wide open bite, but a steady 3 to 5 fish going all the time...we pretty much fished the same school until about 11, when the bite NOTICEABLY slowed...Captain tells us we are going to leave the area and run to where the BIG boys were earlier...We ran to the area and looked..never could get on the school..they were really spooked!
so we ran "inside"....soon, we were fishing the smaller YFT about 17 miles off the beach...ended the day with a WFO sundowner....fish were eating everything.....poppers, flatfalls, Tady, Salas......and bait too~!
Today, I made the "mistake" of taking an early shower...I got dirty in the sundowner bite!! Captain Aaron tells us at dinner (BBQ Ribs and wine) that our plan for tomorrow should be about the same...fish the Bluefin Tuna in the same area we were today and then run back and fish the YFT when the Bluefin bite shuts off....After dinner, Charter master Fred GIVES everyone gifts...t-shirts for everyone, Tady Lures, packs of Trokar Hooks, Rod ties, Misc items from Island Tackel etc...we ran North during the night....I never heard the engines shut down tonight......

Same morning routine.....I get my coffee and walk out on the back deck.......this morning (Saturday), I count 33+ boats!!!...again, about 5, we fire the engines and start looking....lots of metered fish, but they are noticeably more spooked today...I attribute it to the large number of boats in the area...We finally find a school that wants to "play" and we fish it on our drift...a little past grey light, I noticed a land mass (DUH!)...I was studying it and thought it looked like the rock quarry at Catalina....I looked behind me to see another land mass........We are fishing the channel between Catalina and San Clemente Island!! Absolutely amazing! We got our limits of Bluefin Tuna and headed South to fish the Yellowfin about 10:30...we finished out our trip about 15 miles off the beach...Awesome trip....Kudos to the office staff and the crew of the Shogun! Great operation!

Kudos also to the Charter Master of Rice Bowl Charters, Fred Morioka. He works VERY hard at making his charters a success! His job starts weeks before the trip where he contacts his sponsors and secures gifts for his charters.....he is involved with every aspect of the charter...food, drink, give aways, etc...During slow times of the days, he organizes contests to help pass the time....We had a gaffing contest..crew vs. passengers, casting contest ...crew vs passengers, putting contest (yep, Fred brings a putter, some golf balls and a small green and hole......ever putt on a rolling boat?? Contest winners are awarded some really great prizes! Some of the top prizes from this trip included,an Accurate Reel, Calstar rod blanks and gift cards.....In addition, have you ever been SERVED a bloody mary in the morning? Or a frosty margarita in the afternoon (or A&W rootbeer float if you shun alcohol)...all part of the Rice Bowl Charters!

By Howard Hata

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redsnapper517

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May 20, 2009
795
894
Huntington Beach, CA
Name
Greg
Boat
Royal Polaris
Nice report Howard .
Looks like you guys had a Stellar 3 Day trip. Wow
I am going to have to join you guys next year .
 

clintonstick

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Mar 18, 2014
913
390
59
Name
mike
Boat
g3
I got up early and left home about 4:30am...met some of the core group from Rice Bowl Charters for a nice hearty breakfast. We departed the restaurant and headed over to Fisherman's Landing...as usual, our timingwas perfect! We are arriving as the departing passengers are vacating parking spots..we unload and put our gear on the sidewalk in front of Fisherman's Landing......just as our last charter, there are 2 lines.....one of the Shogun and one for the Excel...nice orderly stacks of gear and rods. Soon, the Rice Bowl cocktail waitress arrives..she is skimpily dressed.and the stares, glances, and glares from the Excel line is absolutely HILARIOUS! Our charter is now being served...your hands are NEVER EMPTY!
of course, there are a lot of pictures being taken also. Time passes very quickly and soon, the boat is being loaded...all this means is the party is now on the boat! We store our gear and clothes and help others who need help. We are welcomed aboard and soon shove off for the bait receivers. I watched as the Shogun crew loads PRIMO sardines!! Everyone is busy rigging up their gear...As soon as we depart the point, we are called to our safety seminar and "the plan" for the trip...We turn to starboard while the safety seminar is on going...Going North!!

About an hour after the seminar is over, the engines are "pulled back"....we start a chum circle....about an hour and a half after getting bait, we stop to fish...Yellowfin Tuna are biting...the school we fished was mixed in size...some (not a lot) were the small fish, but the majority were 15 to 50 pound fish. We fished all the way until the sun vanished over the horizon...our fish count for today was a very respectable 140+ Yellowfin tuna and 4 Dorado. Everyone was very excited as we ate dinner...Prime Rib (on the first day!)
and wine (provided by our Rice Bowl Charter host)! Wow! Soon, everyone is headed for their rooms and quiet prevails in the galley. I remember waking once as the engines shut down (not sure what time it was).

I got up at my usual 4:30am and walked out to the stern...weather is warm and I was surprised by the number of boats I could see around us...coffee in hand, I count 19+ boats...reminiscent of Albacore fishing. About 5am, the engines fire up and we go looking for the Bluefin tuna...more people are waking up and staggering out on deck...all are amazed at the boats around us...At a little past grey light, we stop on a school and chum is thrown...soon, we are hooking and fighting Bluefin!! Not a wide open bite, but a steady 3 to 5 fish going all the time...we pretty much fished the same school until about 11, when the bite NOTICEABLY slowed...Captain tells us we are going to leave the area and run to where the BIG boys were earlier...We ran to the area and looked..never could get on the school..they were really spooked!
so we ran "inside"....soon, we were fishing the smaller YFT about 17 miles off the beach...ended the day with a WFO sundowner....fish were eating everything.....poppers, flatfalls, Tady, Salas......and bait too~!
Today, I made the "mistake" of taking an early shower...I got dirty in the sundowner bite!! Captain Aaron tells us at dinner (BBQ Ribs and wine) that our plan for tomorrow should be about the same...fish the Bluefin Tuna in the same area we were today and then run back and fish the YFT when the Bluefin bite shuts off....After dinner, Charter master Fred GIVES everyone gifts...t-shirts for everyone, Tady Lures, packs of Trokar Hooks, Rod ties, Misc items from Island Tackel etc...we ran North during the night....I never heard the engines shut down tonight......

Same morning routine.....I get my coffee and walk out on the back deck.......this morning (Saturday), I count 33+ boats!!!...again, about 5, we fire the engines and start looking....lots of metered fish, but they are noticeably more spooked today...I attribute it to the large number of boats in the area...We finally find a school that wants to "play" and we fish it on our drift...a little past grey light, I noticed a land mass (DUH!)...I was studying it and thought it looked like the rock quarry at Catalina....I looked behind me to see another land mass........We are fishing the channel between Catalina and San Clemente Island!! Absolutely amazing! We got our limits of Bluefin Tuna and headed South to fish the Yellowfin about 10:30...we finished out our trip about 15 miles off the beach...Awesome trip....Kudos to the office staff and the crew of the Shogun! Great operation!

Kudos also to the Charter Master of Rice Bowl Charters, Fred Morioka. He works VERY hard at making his charters a success! His job starts weeks before the trip where he contacts his sponsors and secures gifts for his charters.....he is involved with every aspect of the charter...food, drink, give aways, etc...During slow times of the days, he organizes contests to help pass the time....We had a gaffing contest..crew vs. passengers, casting contest ...crew vs passengers, putting contest (yep, Fred brings a putter, some golf balls and a small green and hole......ever putt on a rolling boat?? Contest winners are awarded some really great prizes! Some of the top prizes from this trip included,an Accurate Reel, Calstar rod blanks and gift cards.....In addition, have you ever been SERVED a bloody mary in the morning? Or a frosty margarita in the afternoon (or A&W rootbeer float if you shun alcohol)...all part of the Rice Bowl Charters!

By Howard Hata

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very good report ,one of the best of the year.Go Shogun!!!!!
 

hagridfish

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Oct 21, 2008
1,115
572
Aurora Colorado
Name
Kevin
Boat
None
Rice Bowl does a great trip. When I can afford to do more than the one I do, I would LOVE to join you guys again.
 

Slater

cuss on Monday,pray on Sunday,dream about one day
Jun 1, 2006
4,421
1,122
48
Lakeside
Name
Rob
Boat
sold! / cattle boat
Aarons lil girl I'm assuming, regardless, that is awesome!!!
 

Epp

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Feb 19, 2011
930
164
38
Santee, CA
Name
Eric
Boat
none
very nice trip u got there good job love to see kids on trip like that
 

backlashjack

Scallywag
May 14, 2007
1,823
736
Alta Loma, CA
Name
Jackson
Boat
Sold the boat, now I just rent a stateroom on the EXCEL
Sweet ass... nice fish porn too.
Sounded like a fun trip, congrats on the catch
 

Baller

Jig Chucker
Nov 16, 2010
2,586
1,785
La Mesa
Name
Bill
Boat
American Angler
RAD...!!!!