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Reader Reports: Just another day in the outdoors

Western Outdoor News
Published: Sep 22, 2017



Reader Report by Jim Briggs, Placerville




One of 18 leopard sharks caught in the south bay Friday, Sept, 15, 2017 by Jim Briggs and Wesley Brough.



Reader Report by Jeff Hull





Me and my lady Savanna Burkhart decided to fish Lake Cuyamaca the morning of Monday Sept. 18, 2017. We bought some worms and mackeral at the bait store just before 9 a.m. and headed to the west shore 100 yards or so from the buoy line. We both had our trout poles setup with Carolina rigs and 4-pound fluorocarbon. We tossed some worms on #14 hooks and about 30 minutes later, I had caught a good 4- to 5-pound catfish. After catching a couple bluegill in the mix, we decided to cut some mackerel and use a heavier Carolina rig. 2-ounce egg with 8-pound fluorocarbon and #6 treble hook. We were able to cast out a bit farther and after about an hour, we brought in 2 more cats weighing in around 3- to 4 pounds including a white channel cat that blew my mind because I have never seen or heard of one before. After about 11 a.m., we decided we had enough for a few dinners and decided to head out. Thanks for keeping us up to date in the Western Outdoor world!



Reader Report by Leo Fahmie, Los Angeles


I went fishing on the Ultra out of 22nd St. Landing on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, when I landed this 27-pound yellowtail fly lined with live sardine at San Clemente Island. Outfit used was an Okuma 7 ft. rod and Okuma M-5II Metaloid 2-Speed.



Reader Report by Chris Borden, Castaic



Caught limits on the Sea Adventure 80! Sardines, flat falls, and snipers Sept. 13-16, 2017.



Reader Report by Jason Blake



This was on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 on the New Seaforth half-day a.m. trip. I caught these 5 up to 32 pounds.



Reader Report by Manuel Aguirre, Ontario




Caught this trout at Silver Lake Resort on Sat., Sept. 16, 2017. I used Berkely pink micetail. Trout weighed in at 4.5 pounds.



Reader Report by Mark Stiver



Landed trout and the four steelhead on Wed., Sept 13, 2017. Fished with Guide Dale Harper. Used Bug ’n Bubble set up.


Reader Report by Mike Vaughan



I won the 2017 Derby with a 24.15-pound Chinook Salmon on the Hula Girl on Monday, Aug. 7, 2017 out of Westport, WA. They’ll present the $10,000 check on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017.


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