We had a very successful 6-day trip on the Red Rooster 3, sponsored by Calstar rods.  Additional support was provided by Accurate Reels, Izorline, Baja Fish Gear, Salas Lures, and Sportsman Seafood fish processing.  Captain Andy Cates took us all the way to “The Ridge” where we caught 99 Wahoo, limits of yellowfin tuna, yellowtail and dorado.  Thank you to Andy and his deck crew (Tom, Fernando, Justin and Chefy) for doing a fantastic job that enabled us to land so many fish.  Thank you to RJ and Madison for keeping us well fed with restaurant quality meals and snacks.  And a special thanks to all the passengers for getting along so well, having lot of fun conversations and making new friends while catching fish.  I will try to tell the trip report through the photos from the trip below.   The plan is to do this trip again next year.  Check out the photos and then give Christina a call in the Red Rooster office to sign up for next year.

Thank you,

Gary Teraoka

 

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Jackpot Winners: (R to L) 1st Gabe Benavides 54# wahoo, 2nd Richard Bustos 49# wahoo, Tyrone Burton 45# wahoo, trolling JP Steve Dunbar 64# wahoo with son Grant

 

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Steve Dunbar receiving the Calstar trophy for the biggest fish of the trip (64# Wahoo, this was a troll fish, so it did not count for the boat JP)

 

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Calstar was the primary sponsor with Accurate, Izorline, Baja Fish Gear, Salas Lures and Sportsman’s Seafood Support. Thank you.

 

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Jim Grimes, from Kona Hi, won a Calstar 875H rod for big fish on the first day.

 

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Mike Asaro displays the Izorline spectra and XXX mono he won for the first wahoo tagged.

 

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Nino (Anthony) Asaro won a Calstar 700 MH rod for the largest fish the 2nd day.

 

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Robby Gale won a $75 gift card, shirt and hat from Baja Fish Gear for the first wahoo on the 2nd day.

 

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Richard Bustos won a Calstar 700M blank for the largest fish on day 3.

 

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Calstar sweatshirts won by David, Ed and Paul.

 

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Steve, Gabe, Mike, Nino, Paul, Tyron discussing something.

 

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Paul and Tyron taking a break.

 

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Jim, Ken and Dave (and maybe part of Randy)

 

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This is what they thought about the trip.

 

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Mike making vapor.

 

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Ed with a nice wahoo.

 

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Mike with an equally nice wahoo.

 

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Grant, Steve and crewman Chefy with Steve’s big one.

 

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Jim with his Calstar rod winning wahoo.

 

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Jim watching crewman Tom setting up the trolling outfit.

 

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Father and son team of Steve and Grant on trolling duty.

 

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Leo with the biggest dorado of the trip.

 

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Left handed Larry (with a right handed boat trolling outfit).

 

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Ed (from the witness protection program) was fishing with us.

 

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Steve, how are things back up in Bishop, CA?

 

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Mike, don’t forget to breath.

 

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Steve using a large baitcaster on wahoo.

 

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Dr. Leo with a gunmetal Dauntless Accurate 500N. Nice reel, nice color.

 

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We better not bother Ken, he is concentrating.

 

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Great fishing and meeting you Dave. I can put a face to your emails now.

 

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Nino on a fish.

 

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Hey Randy, you have a lot of fish scales on that rod.

 

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Scott, you look like you are liking my Accurate 300 Valiant with a 800L Calstar rod. Sweet set up for 30# line.

 

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Tyron, what are you eating. David appears interested.

 

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Note to self: Do not take photo when the sun is behind Justin. Justin said he liked the new Accuate 300 Valiant and Calstar 800XLH rod.

 

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Gene, are you having fun yet?

 

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Ken, hooked up again, this time with a Newell.

 

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Gary Knox checking out my 300 Valiant and Calstar 800XLS rod.

 

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Gary Sax checking out the 300 Valiant and 800XLS.

 

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Paul looks like he is having too much fun.

 

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Gene, that is a nice wahoo.

 

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Robby and Leo on trolling duty.

 

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Tyron inviting a wahoo to “the Hotel RR3” I guess that wahoo will not be checking out.

 

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The 5 amigos of wahoo catching from Day 1. Leo showing off by catching two wahoo.

 

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Adolescent crew fishing. Madison gaffing Chefy’s tuna.

 

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Brandon cheering on Robby with the fish.

 

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Richard with the big fish for day 3. It was worth a new Calstar 700M blank.

 

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Look at what we caught on the last day of fishing.