A few great calls in the office today as anglers are priming up for the 2012 summer season awaiting news from the offshore grounds. While it is still way too early to tell, I’ll at least pitch the conditions again. Good water, plentiful life, signs of bluefin spread across a broad area – all these are positive indications of a summer tuna season developing. Also, conditions around Alijos rocks are very good with water temperatures already favoring early summer tuna.
One can be certain that this topic and many others will be discussed between Pete Gray, Rick Maxa, yours truly, and callers when I join the Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 13th) show from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. as the featured guest. By a wide margin I consider “Let’s Talk Hookup” the finest broadcast representing our fishery with Pete and Ricky at the top of my list in the categories of both fishing and character. A little over a week ago I shared some ideas about “fishing with fishermen”. In every respect Pete and Ricky qualify as “Fishermen” driven by a passion far beyond superficial. I look forward to the Sunday show.
Photos today feature one repeat of Garry ‘Big Fish’ Sato pulling on a jumbo on the bow that I couldn’t resist at full resolution, and a great fishing moment captured as Chris Pauly rejoices with crew and friends Dave Sazegar and Bob Ryan when his third deuce of the day came over the rail.