Posted by: socalsalty | April 10, 2011

Jackpot and Introducing Enrique

Not sexy, but a winner (poor sculpie shorn of his spines)

The hope this weekend was to get into the early yellowtail bite or get a ling cod.  Neither happened 😦

However, after the midweek bluster, and a threatening Saturday, things opened up for a beautiful Sunday on the water, if not a spectacular bite.  I joined good buddy, John Anjard, on the Mission Belle out of Point Loma, for the morning half day.  Usually a 3/4 day boat, the MB was filling in for the Daily Double which was in getting some work done.

Enrique S was Johnny on the snapshot today

Out of 10 paying customers (John was a ‘deadhead’ but caught a beautiful sandy which would’ve won if eligible), I scored the big fish (fish count).  It was a 2 lb 3-7/8 oz sculpin.  Big for a sculpin, but not our target species this weekend.  Oh well.  It was a nice day on the water though with friends new and old.  I’ll have a full trip report later.  I’m waiting on the pics from Enrique S. who was our official photog for the day.

6 Sticks for a halfer?!? John had some new stuff he wanted to test.

In typical John fashion, he brought a lot of gear.  It was fun though, because he’s been wrapping a bunch of rods (including a special something for Jake’s birthday this Thursday), and he has been perfecting his marbling technique.  I’ll have more about John and his amazing work and workshop later.



  1. Great catch B’. That’s a big one!! I bet it tasted yummy.

  2. That’s a heck of a sculpin!

    I’ve been wanting to try my hand at custom rod making , so I look forward to reading about John and his workshop.

    • Thanks Josh. Do you have sculpin on your side? As you know, they’re a staple of our local fishing. More on John soon. Later buddy

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