a perfect day on the rock…


Me and my buddy Jim Solomon had the good fortune of joining our buddy Glen Ueda on his 20 foot Edgewater and heading across the big blue pond to Catalina. Glen is one of the most seasoned, fishy guys I have ever been around, the dude is on it like white on rice. It was non-stop fly action from the moment we started flipping live anchovies. The boils began and the calicos and bonita were on em. Once things started to build and heat up the small yellowtail were around the boat and eventually they succumbed to the fly as well. I can’t tell you how many fish were caught in the 5 hours we soaked flies but my rod forearm was spasming from lifting bonita and yellows over the rail. It was a fun day with great company and a welcomed fix after getting the bird from those damn corbina last week. LOL

one of many doubles and triples. photo by Glenn Ueda

one of many doubles and triples. photo by Glenn Ueda

Jim having a ball on one the many bonita caught. photo by Al Q

Jim having a ball on one the many bonita caught. photo by Al Q

 

a fine bonita landed by Jim. photo by Al Q

a fine bonita landed by Jim. photo by Al Q

fun little speedsters on the fly.

fun little speedsters on the fly.

Glenn Ueda with a fine firecracker yellow. photo by Al Q

Glenn Ueda with a fine firecracker yellow. photo by Al Q

another fly caught firecracker yellow.

another fly caught firecracker yellow.

one of many bonita that have infested the island.

one of many bonita that have infested the island.

they come in all sizes.

they come in all sizes.

 

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8 thoughts on “a perfect day on the rock…

  1. Randy Norris

    Nice fish I love the flat water. This is quite a year.

  2. Rick Olson

    Great job guys. Beautiful fish and water.

  3. Jim Solomon

    A great day indeed! Haven/t caught bonita like this since I first started fishing in the early 60’s. But catching fish like this really is not complete unless you are fishing with great people. A toast to Al Q and Glenn Ueda! Sometimes it ain’t about the catching!

  4. Roy Fukushima

    Congrats on an awesome trip!
    I bet the larger Yellowtail put up quite a battle.

    • ondafly

      he let me know he was a yellowtail when he ate and went straight down, lucky for me we were in 75 feet of open water…

  5. Jerry Pierce

    Ah, Looks like a great day!

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  6. Al – great article. You certainly had an awesome day!

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