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Title: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: alantani on August 06, 2018, 06:04:39 PM
the correct dates are september 2-6, 2019

we have dates!  i'll say one thing.  rosie is organized!

guys on the trip coming up have first crack.  that's seven spots.  numbers 8 through 12 are up for grabs as of right now.  post if you want in!  details to follow!

edit:  craig arsell is the eighth.

the list! (updated 1/4/2019)

1. Alan Tani (2018 veteran)

2. Peter Young (2018 veteran)

3. Mike Pate (2018 veteran)

4. Rich Gunderson (2018 veteran)

5. Todd Johansson (2018 veteran)

6. Ron Jones (2018 veteran)

7. Mark Thomann (2018 veteran)

8. Craig Arsell (2018 veteran)

9. Jack Bradley

10. Ed Hayden

11.  Rich Kubota

12  Alex Kitzies (fluent in Spanish)


stand by list

13. Jason Danchise

14. Lee Putman

15. Marc Fong

16. Juan Lezama - (also fluent in spanish!)

17. Mike Grosman

18. Ben Tsutaoka





Quote
Hey Alan,

Hope you are well…  

I have reserved September 2-9, 2019 for your charter next year.  Charter Masters always have the first right or refusal of their previous year’s week…so, I put you down for it, if something changes, no worries.

Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Cheers!

Rosie Flowers
General Manager
Cedros Sportfishing, LLC
rosie@cedrossportfishing.com

619-772-7570
5663 Balboa Avenue #493
San Diego, CA 92111



Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-9, 2019
Post by: ldoret94 on August 07, 2018, 04:12:15 AM
Alan,

Count me in for 2019.  See you on the 2nd at the Vagabond/Miguel's

Pete


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-9, 2019
Post by: Wally15 on August 10, 2018, 03:25:57 AM
I'm in.
Mike Pate


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-9, 2019
Post by: Wally15 on August 10, 2018, 03:45:18 AM
So in 2019 this will be a 6 1/2 day trip instead of 3 1/2 days like this year?

Mike Pate


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-9, 2019
Post by: ldoret94 on August 11, 2018, 06:24:31 AM
Betting a typo, suspect it should have been 2-6 September 2019


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-9, 2019
Post by: swill88 on August 11, 2018, 04:36:28 PM
Alan, put me on the 2019 list please.
Steve


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-9, 2019
Post by: alantani on August 11, 2018, 07:17:36 PM
got it!


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-9, 2019
Post by: alantani on August 11, 2018, 09:00:12 PM
from rosie!

Hey Alan…

Ugh… Yes, the dates are September 2-6.  (Slip of the finger on the 10 key!)  My bad!

Rosie


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: Ron Jones on August 12, 2018, 07:27:42 AM
Yep yep.


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: natch! on August 12, 2018, 09:31:59 AM
 I would like to go.

Jack


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: Big Tim on August 14, 2018, 04:22:57 AM
I would like to be on this trip Alan.

Tim


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: scrinch on August 18, 2018, 11:08:27 AM
Alan, count me in for 2019.  --Rich


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: Ron Jones on August 18, 2018, 06:11:57 PM
Just to be clear, Yep Yep means I am in.
Ron


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: Big Tim on August 19, 2018, 03:42:16 PM
Just to be clear, Yep Yep means I am in.
Ron

Same here as in " I would like to be on this one"

Tim


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: natch! on August 19, 2018, 05:10:01 PM
The Dream Team is getting back together?

Jack


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: Big Tim on August 19, 2018, 05:43:53 PM
The Dream Team is getting back together?

Jack

Does this mean Jack N Dianne will be going ?  ;D

BT


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: natch! on August 19, 2018, 07:48:14 PM
Dianne is an awesome lady, but really, she'll never take the place of Jill.

Jack


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: swill88 on August 26, 2018, 03:06:33 PM
Alan... Please put our friend John Cote down for this trip.
Thanks
Steve


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: OneDay on August 28, 2018, 05:40:08 PM
I would love to go.

Thanks
Ed


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: OneDay on August 29, 2018, 09:59:45 AM
Yes please put me on the list.

Thank you

Ed 650-305-1563


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: OneDay on August 29, 2018, 10:00:50 AM
Sorry should have included all my info.

Ed Hayden
650-305-1563
ehaydenus@yahoo.com

Cheers,

Ed


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: richpa45 on August 30, 2018, 02:42:06 PM
Alan,
I'm a friend of Ed's.  I love fishing both long range and Cedros and would like to go with your group.  If there is room, i would like to come on your trip.
To the gentleman who is bringing 2 oz sinkers for his bait rigs, I just returned from Cedros.  Bait was plentiful mackerel, both small and large.  My friend who was trying to use 2-4 oz sinkers had his bait rigs screwed up by the larger bait.  I used 8 oz sinkers with no problems.  Yellowtail bite was early and lasted about 2 hours.  Faster you went south to the grounds, the more 25-35lbs yellows you caught. 
Rich Kubota
(530) 400-8640
richpa45@hotmail.com


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: swill88 on August 30, 2018, 04:30:35 PM
Great info Rich... and... welcome.

Is it two different species of mackerel you were catching?

Hope to see you at Cedros.

Steve


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: richpa45 on August 30, 2018, 07:02:13 PM
Steve, looked like the same species, just different sizes depending on where we were catching them.  Also there were some sardines in the mix.  Definitely, did better with the bigger mackerel on our trip.  Also used them for some dropper loop fishing.  Some of our guys wanted to catch big sheepsheads and grouper.
Rich


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: CraigArsell on September 09, 2018, 07:10:53 AM
I am definately interested in participating next September. Nothing I would like more than to give it another go...Great fishing with you all last week... Now to research and purchase new gear....Mahalaaa...

V/R
MOOK


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: CraigArsell on September 09, 2018, 07:12:14 AM
I am definately interested in participating next September. Nothing I would like more than to give it another go...Great fishing with you all last week... Now to research and purchase new gear....Mahalaaa...

V/R
MOOK


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: Ron Jones on September 09, 2018, 08:21:17 AM
MOOK, you better be there. The three amigos need another shot at plugging the boat!
Ron


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: CraigArsell on September 09, 2018, 04:18:34 PM
MOOK, you better be there. The three amigos need another shot at plugging the boat!
Ron
the correct dates are september 2-6, 2019
I wouldn't miss it for the world Chief...Had a great time last week for sure...Even better time hanging with you...
MOOK

we have dates!  i'll say one thing.  rosie is organized!

guys on the trip coming up have first crack.  that's seven spots.  numbers 8 through 12 are up for grabs as of right now.  post if you want in!  details to follow!

the list! (updated 8/30/2018)

1. Alan Tani (2018 veteran)

2. Peter Young (2018 veteran)

3. Mike Pate (2018 veteran)

4. Rich Gunderson (2018 veteran)

5. Reserved for Todd Johansson (2018 veteran)

6. Ron Jones (2018 veteran)

7. Reserved for Mark Thomann (2018 veteran)

8. Steve Williams

9. Jack Bradley

10. Tim Liddle

11. John Cote

12.  Ed Hayden

Stand by

13.  Rich Kubota




Quote
Hey Alan,

Hope you are well…  

I have reserved September 2-9, 2019 for your charter next year.  Charter Masters always have the first right or refusal of their previous year’s week…so, I put you down for it, if something changes, no worries.

Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Cheers!

Rosie Flowers
General Manager
Cedros Sportfishing, LLC
rosie@cedrossportfishing.com

619-772-7570
5663 Balboa Avenue #493
San Diego, CA 92111




Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: CraigArsell on September 09, 2018, 05:45:35 PM
I'm in if a spot is available.
MOOK.


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: alantani on September 10, 2018, 07:44:04 AM
craig, first call for cedros 2019 goes to the 2018 veterans.  since you made it on this last trip, you are number 8 on the list.  ed and rich are now on standby.  (ed, sorry about that.) 


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: MarkT on September 10, 2018, 09:08:07 AM
Put me in for 2019 as well.  Looks like I'll have the vacation time.  I'm already signed up for 2 10 day trips for next year.


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: alantani on September 10, 2018, 09:24:01 AM
mark, you're on!


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: alantani on September 10, 2018, 09:28:05 AM
ok, um, todd, you are signed up for 2019.   i don't think we're going to let you off the hook on this one.   ;D

(http://alantani.com/gallery/25/1_08_09_18_4_55_18_25415961.jpeg)


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: alantani on September 10, 2018, 09:35:35 AM
i already spoke to rosie about having 6 boats and only two per boat.  i also want the fish gutted, gilled and slushed on board.  not sure if slush is possible.  i know they will have no problem getting salt........   ;D


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: Ron Jones on September 10, 2018, 09:57:56 AM
The slush is something I was concerned about. It is a shame to have the fish processed at such a high level when they weren't cooled down correctly in the first place. The boats aren't really set up for it, but it is something Rosie will have to figure out if the goal is to advance to the next level.
Ron


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: Hardy Boy on September 10, 2018, 10:31:42 AM
At least they put them on ice unlike some other pangas I have fished on. Would kill bags with ice work after bled, gilled and gutted? The hold works good for bleeding and initial cooling. I had some YT last night and it was good. I agree that the fish care could be taken up a notch. They will also have the AC unit hooked up in the fish room which will keep the processing area cool and Rosie mentioned that they will be putting in blast freezers in the future.

Todd


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: Ron Jones on September 10, 2018, 11:39:09 AM
I actually think the holds would work if they hold water, it would just be a PAIN to clean. Once they were cooled down in a salt slurry I think kill bags would be fine. They would probably be fine just staying in the hold as long as there was room to bleed and cool down. Gutting and gilling is the big one, that way the inner cavity has access to the cooling effect.

Ron


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: Wally15 on September 10, 2018, 02:32:56 PM
They also need better insulated bags to transport the fish to CBX. Some of the fish packs were already soft as we were distributing them. Only about 4 hours after bagging them at Cedros. Everyone was nice enough to give me fish that was still frozen for my trip to GA. And Ron took his to 5 Star for a flash freeze. My fish made it home still in good shape.
Mike


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: Ron Jones on September 10, 2018, 05:08:44 PM
Like the Canook mentioned above. The big issue with the fish is freezing facilities on sight. The chest freezers they have now are inadequate. Rosie says they have a plan to fix that this year, she was also interested in the insulated bags Alan used. I had my fish out of 5 Star for 11 hours or so and they weren't rock hard when I left. The bags kept them cold until I got them in the freezer, still in good shape.

The operation is growing, and I think they have a path to rectify this issue. That's a good thing, I intend to continue being a costumer for years.
Th Man


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: OneDay on September 12, 2018, 09:14:40 PM
No problem Alan.  Thanks for the call.  I look forward to fishing with you in the future!


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: fIsHsTiiCkS on September 15, 2018, 02:12:23 AM
Truly bummed I miss this, if a spot comes available let me know


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: alantani on September 15, 2018, 07:17:13 AM
I can add your own name to the list.  I might even look into a second trip.


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: fIsHsTiiCkS on September 15, 2018, 04:33:49 PM
I can add your own name to the list.  I might even look into a second trip.

Please add me on the list! Jason Danchise. Hope that second trip comes through


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: alantani on September 15, 2018, 09:45:20 PM
Done, thanks!


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: ahistick on September 26, 2018, 09:34:30 AM
 :o :o :o

Darn, the 2019 trip filled quick!  I need to log in more frequently  ;)

A friend just came back from a Cedros fly-in trip and he got a couple of wahoo and a personal best 45lb yellowtail!


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: richpa45 on October 10, 2018, 04:47:08 PM
Just wanted to add that I keep a kill bag at Cedros  and used it the last 2 years.  Kept the fish icy cold after bleeding.  So much better than using the boat's forward compartment and ice.
I leave a tackle box and the kill bag to use every years and just bring a few rods and my reels.  Look forward to fishing with you'll in the future.
Rich Kubota


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: Keta on November 04, 2018, 09:08:03 PM
If there is a opening I'll go.


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: Keta on November 05, 2018, 05:27:33 AM
I can add your own name to the list.  I might even look into a second trip.

It looks like this might be a good idea.


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: alantani on November 05, 2018, 11:00:34 AM
added, thanks!!!!!


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: Marc Fong on November 17, 2018, 08:35:37 AM
Can I go?


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: alantani on November 18, 2018, 01:08:03 PM
i added you to the list.  at this rate, i may actually put together a second trip. 


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: Ron Jones on November 18, 2018, 07:39:19 PM
I put in my vacation request on Friday. One of the things my new boss and I talked about is that I'm good with unpaid time off. He politely pointed out that he, in fact, needs an employee. I think I may need a new job come the end of October ext year!
The Man


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: CraigArsell on November 19, 2018, 04:16:57 PM
the correct dates are september 2-6, 2019

we have dates!  i'll say one thing.  rosie is organized!

guys on the trip coming up have first crack.  that's seven spots.  numbers 8 through 12 are up for grabs as of right now.  post if you want in!  details to follow!

edit:  craig arsell is the eighth.

the list! (updated 8/30/2018)

1. Alan Tani (2018 veteran)

2. Peter Young (2018 veteran)

3. Mike Pate (2018 veteran)

4. Rich Gunderson (2018 veteran)

5. Todd Johansson (2018 veteran)

6. Ron Jones (2018 veteran)

7. Mark Thomann (2018 veteran)

8. Craig Arsell (2018 veteran) Im in....

9. Steve Williams

10. Jack Bradley

11. Tim Liddle

12. John Cote

Stand by

13.  Ed Hayden

14.  Rich Kubota

15.  Alex Kitzies (fluent in Spanish)

16. Jason Danchise

17. Lee Putman

18. Marc Fong

19. Juan Lezama (also fluent in spanish!)





Quote
Hey Alan,

Hope you are well…  

I have reserved September 2-9, 2019 for your charter next year.  Charter Masters always have the first right or refusal of their previous year’s week…so, I put you down for it, if something changes, no worries.

Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Cheers!

Rosie Flowers
General Manager
Cedros Sportfishing, LLC
rosie@cedrossportfishing.com

619-772-7570
5663 Balboa Avenue #493
San Diego, CA 92111




Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: jlezama on November 26, 2018, 11:52:01 AM
Hi Alan
           I am in, even for standby spot!
Juan


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: swill88 on January 04, 2019, 12:28:21 PM
the correct dates are september 2-6, 2019

we have dates!  i'll say one thing.  rosie is organized!

guys on the trip coming up have first crack.  that's seven spots.  numbers 8 through 12 are up for grabs as of right now.  post if you want in!  details to follow!

edit:  craig arsell is the eighth.

the list! (updated 8/30/2018)

1. Alan Tani (2018 veteran)

2. Peter Young (2018 veteran)

3. Mike Pate (2018 veteran)

4. Rich Gunderson (2018 veteran)

5. Todd Johansson (2018 veteran)

6. Ron Jones (2018 veteran)

7. Mark Thomann (2018 veteran)

8. Craig Arsell (2018 veteran)

9. Steve Williams

10. Jack Bradley

11. Tim Liddle

12. John Cote

Stand by

13.  Ed Hayden

14.  Rich Kubota

15.  Alex Kitzies (fluent in Spanish)

16. Jason Danchise

17. Lee Putman

18. Marc Fong

19. Juan Lezama - (also fluent in spanish!)





My friend John Cote (#12 on the list) has advised me he won't be able to make this trip and to please take his name off the list.

Steve



Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: alantani on January 04, 2019, 07:33:41 PM
will do, thanks!


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: Alans Buddy on January 07, 2019, 12:06:52 PM
If you put together a second trip, pending dates, I would like to get on the list, please!

Ben


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: alantani on January 07, 2019, 03:44:56 PM
will do.  it's a great trip!!!!!


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: Mjg378 on January 09, 2019, 08:37:56 PM
Alan. This 5 day trip sounds to good to miss. Put me on list please.
Mike Grosman


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: alantani on January 10, 2019, 03:02:04 PM
will do.  tim won't be able to make it, so we'll move up rich. 


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: alantani on January 10, 2019, 05:54:41 PM
ok, short version!  the total is $2410 per person for this trip.  it includes everything except tips and alcohol.   please send a check to rosie as soon as you can.  you can send half now and half in june, or just send all of it now (which is what i'm doing).  make the check out to Cedros Sportfishing BCM, LLC. note that the check is for the "alantani.com charter, sept. 2-6, 2019."  her address is -

Rosie Flowers
General Manager
Cedros Sportfishing BCM, LLC
rosie@cedrossportfishing.com

619-772-7570
5663 Balboa Avenue #493
San Diego, CA 92111

ok, now for the breakdown.  we are tentatively fishing two people per panga, not three, and fishing a half day when we arrive, which is why the cost is an extra $255 higher.  the price per person is normally $2350, but we get one free charter master spot which i am throwing into the pot.  instead of $28,200, the 12 of us will ride for $25,850.  two extra pangas for the regularly scheduled 3 days of fishing will be an extra $2160, then add an extra half day of fishing on the day that we arrive at $900 for the six pangas gives us a grand total of $28,910, or just a shade under $2410 per person. 

lastly, welcome to the four new guys - steve, jack, ed and rich k.  for the new guys, take a look at the report from last year. we will be talking about tips and requested changes in fish handling, plus any other requests that you have, in a later email. i will also be confirming personal/passport info later.  for now, please get those checks out as soon as possible.  thanks!  alan


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: Ron Jones on January 10, 2019, 07:59:21 PM
I'm so excited I'm going out of my mind. I don't know how I'm going to do all this fishing and not get fired. Any idea about the SOA trip?
The Man


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: alantani on January 10, 2019, 09:41:40 PM
the dates for our 8 day trip are october 15-23, 2019.  no deposits needed until april.  chief, you got your suitcase, right?  i shipped it back a month ago. 


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: Ron Jones on January 11, 2019, 08:24:28 AM
I did, it took longer than I thought it would, must have been the holidays.
Thanks!
The Man


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: Keta on January 11, 2019, 02:15:04 PM
How did we miss it Ron?


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: alantani on January 11, 2019, 03:22:20 PM
one of the girls grabbed ron's suitcase and took it to lake tahoe with them!   ;D


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: Ron Jones on January 11, 2019, 04:23:40 PM
Yep,
That's wat happens at Alan's house! :)
Ron


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: Keta on January 11, 2019, 04:29:10 PM
one of the girls grabbed ron's suitcase and took it to lake tahoe with them!   ;D

D'oh. 


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: scrinch on January 11, 2019, 05:19:54 PM
ok, short version!  the total is $2410 per person for this trip.  it includes everything except tips and alcohol.   please send a check to rosie as soon as you can.  you can send half now and half in june, or just send all of it now (which is what i'm doing).  make the check out to Cedros Sportfishing BCM, LLC. note that the check is for the "alantani.com charter, sept. 2-6, 2019."

All paid up.  Looking forward to this year's trip!  Gonna keep my suitcase with me though...not trust it to Alan!  ;D


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: alantani on January 11, 2019, 06:27:50 PM
keep the suitcase away from my daughters!!!!   ;D


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: Keta on January 11, 2019, 06:39:04 PM
keep the suitcase away from my daughters!!!!   ;D

I think they would be afraid to touch mine, there might be something living in it.


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: ldoret94 on January 14, 2019, 02:04:12 PM
Check out to Rosie and reservations at the Vagabond are made.  Now just have to wait seven months :-\


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: Hardy Boy on January 14, 2019, 02:47:14 PM
Looking forward to it. Save me a bunk Pete !! I will try and find some fancy shirts so that I can keep up with all of the Mook's wardrobe changes !! :D

Cheers:

Todd


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: ldoret94 on January 15, 2019, 07:36:02 AM
Todd,

No problem you and Mook can share the second bed :o


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: Hardy Boy on January 15, 2019, 08:22:58 AM
It better be a BIG bed !! ::)


Cheers:

Todd


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: Hardy Boy on January 15, 2019, 10:27:49 AM
I see that Alex is on the list now !! It will be great to meet and fish with you Alex !! Looking forward to it.

Cheers:


Todd.


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: MarkT on January 18, 2019, 05:18:07 PM
I got my current statement from Rosie today and I'm all paid up and ready to rumble!


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: alantani on January 18, 2019, 05:28:46 PM
paid in full.  we will have two guys to a boat.  fish hard!!!!


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: richpa45 on January 24, 2019, 03:33:57 PM
Payment sent!  Looking forward to fishing with you’all. 
Rich Kubota


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: Keta on January 25, 2019, 09:37:28 AM
I am conflicted here, on one hand I would like to see two more drop out but on the other I want to see ALL of you go and have a blast.


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: steelfish on January 25, 2019, 12:32:19 PM
I see that Alex is on the list now !! It will be great to meet and fish with you Alex !! Looking forward to it.

Cheers:


Todd.

you might referrering to me Todd, but its not me on the list, thats another Alex who is going, Wish I could go, but its not my time for this trips hopefully soon.
best of luck.



Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: Hardy Boy on January 25, 2019, 01:18:47 PM
Well that's too bad, but I'm sure the other Alex will be a fine fellow also. Its not hard to look good on that trip because you only have to be a bit better than the Chief and that's not too hard even for me, or anyone else for that matter !! ;D

Cheers:

Todd


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: ldoret94 on April 22, 2019, 01:47:24 PM
How many cigar smokers do we have coming?  I know of at least five: Mook, Chief, Mike, Todd and myself....any others?  Want to make sure I bring enough to share!!


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: alantani on April 22, 2019, 01:48:55 PM
i'll just sit upwind......   ;D


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: Ron Jones on April 22, 2019, 03:43:00 PM
I'm bringing some, and a bottle of whiskey.
Oh, and Todd, we'll se about catching fish in a couple weeks, can't wait.
The Man


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: Hardy Boy on April 23, 2019, 07:25:11 AM
I hope that Washington is ready for a couple of kanooks again !! I hear I have to stock up on beverages as the town we are going to does not sell alcohol !! ..................... that would never happen North of the border !! ........................... ;D


Cheers:

Todd


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: Ron Jones on April 23, 2019, 07:27:39 AM
Don't worry, we'll have plenty of sources of libations!

The Man


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: scrinch on April 26, 2019, 03:25:08 PM
I'll pass on the cigars and tequila, and just load up on Tecate when we get there!


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: Ron Jones on April 26, 2019, 09:44:29 PM
1 yellowtail=1 Tecate!
Ron Jones


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: alantani on April 27, 2019, 07:56:59 AM
could be a rough trip!


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: MarkT on April 27, 2019, 08:05:34 AM
My best day at Cedros I caught 26 YT. If I YT = 1 cerveza... OMG!


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: Hardy Boy on April 30, 2019, 02:03:19 PM
That would be a little better than an average day, remember that's Mexican beer ............. so its Ok to start at sun up.

Scrinch: leave the bad habits to your room mate ........................... just bring ear plugs !!


Cheers and bottoms up !!:


Todd


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: scrinch on May 01, 2019, 10:22:05 AM
Todd, I've been meaning to mention my favorite use of last year's yellowtail. While marinated in vinaigrette and lightly bbq'ed was fantastic, my favorite is smoked and then flaked and mixed with mayo, chopped onions, and chopped celery...served like a tuna sandwich. It's delicious smoked, but a little dry. This adds moisture back while keeping that smoky flavor.  Would go perfectly with a few of those Tecates this way!


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: Ron Jones on May 01, 2019, 10:23:14 AM
I had this last week.


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: SoCalAngler on May 01, 2019, 07:31:00 PM
One of the keys to good smoked YT IMO is to keep the skin on. There is a thin fat layer between the skin and meat which will keep the fish moister.

Edit to Brine Mix
Sorry for the mixup I just checked my notes for the brine.
In a blender 1/2 cup Kosher salt blend to almost powder
1 lb brown sugar blend well together with salt
Fill the blender full with water and mix for several minutes more
Depending on how much fish you smoke you may need to do the above twice or more
Pour mixture over fish in a large pan or pot, I use a large pot I use for canning
Stir fish every 3 or so hours to make sure the bring penetrates evenly
Let sit in the frig 8-10 hours or longer, I do this over night.
Take fish out of the brine and rinse with fresh cool water.
Here if you want is the time to add seasons like chili flakes, garlic powder, lemon, lime or orange on the meat side.
Key #2 place fish on a rack skin side down and let fish dry until opaque. No wet or shiny parts on the fillets. I use a fan to speed up the drying process and it keeps flies off of the fish.
Key #3 use a more mild smoke, I like Alder wood. IMO Marquisette or Hickory is too strong but each his own here. 2-3 pans of wood only, depending if you go with chunks or the more sawdust type styles of smoking wood.
Key #4 low and slow. Low temps and hours works best. I smoke my fish for about 4-6 hours depending on the fillets thickness. For me to test when it is time for the fish to come out of the smoker I bend a fillet and when it breaks slowly the fish is done. If it cracks open quickly IMO the fish is over cooked, not bad but more like fish jerky once it cools and dryer to the mouth. This part is a learning process so play with the texture and flavor how you like.
Now if your going to bag the smoked fish or seal it up and freeze it put the fillets into the frig uncovered until they cool fully. I should of added I let the smoked fish come to room temp before it goes into the frig. If you bag it sooner you most likely will get condensation in the bag and when you bring the fish room temp still in the bag it will be a bit slimy. You could let it air dry until the dampness goes away from the fillets but this takes time so if you wait a while until the fish is fully chilled you won't have the the slimy issue and a much better product.

Just like anything else this will take time to prefect, so if you want to impress your friends do a few batches until you have it fully dialed in. I have been doing this maybe 25 years and every once in a while I will have a batch that I won't share with others do them not being up to my standards, so never let the word out you have smoked fish until it passes what you think is good.

Edit: And there is no reason it go with a high tech smoker. These pics were taken several years ago and the inside is now much darker with a deep brown patina.



Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: Ron Jones on May 02, 2019, 06:05:58 AM
Great tutorial, thanks!
Ron Jones


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: Hardy Boy on May 02, 2019, 07:15:08 AM
That sounds great ! I have a bunch of salmon candy to smoke up so I will have a go at some yellow tail also. I will report back on my results.


Cheers:


Todd


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: gstours on May 16, 2019, 08:18:33 AM
Thanks for the recipe,  and was wondering how you keep your smoker so clean?🐟🤣


Title: Re: Cedros Sport Fishing, September 2-6, 2019
Post by: Dominick on May 17, 2019, 09:18:50 PM
Socal is that an opening on the bottom?  Does it vent at the top?  Nice set up.  Dominick