Friday May 26 SCI: Fished with Dan Thorburn, Trevor Weeks, and Kenji Yoshida from Shimano to do some field testing at San Clemente Island. Fishing mainly the west end, fishing was steady all morning going into the afternoon it went wide! Got on a really good bite in West Cove on the surface iron. Weedless bite on the leading edges was really good with Kenji getting blown up on by some really big fish! It was Kenji's first time to SCI and it did not disappoint. Weedless bait of choice was MC 6" weedless in Brown colors worked real well. We finished our day outside of North West Harbor in 40 feet of water for WIDE open swimbait bite with fish up 5 pounds with steady 3-4 pounders!
Saturday May 27th PV: Fished with Dan Thorburn (Back to Back) and Alex Kim Reel Tech Shimano. Alex's second trip Calico fishing, one I think he will never forget! Alex go a 6 plus pounder and probably caught well over 30 bass also! Dan also got one over 6! We fish a number of different patterns from A Rig by Plain Jane rigged with 3/8 oz. War Baits and 4" Mano swimbaits, Square Bill crank baits, MC Weedless in 6", and the surface iron. I have been fishing an area that has been producing in the afternoon right after the tide swing and this day was right on schedule as we got into a steady bite! I fishing a surface iron by Kicker in a new colorway called "Rock Copper" and was getting good ones to bite! I had a 5 pounder eat it at the boat as we all watched go down! The highlight was when I had a pack of Giants, 8 plus pound class, blow up and chase my jig and hooked one! Fished weighed on the Boga at 8.25! We all caught a lot of bass today!