2013 one surf fly recap…May 8, 2013
I must apologize for the late recap but I ended up going out of town right after the OSF event and I just got back last night. My original post got corrupted some how so here we go…First off it was a beautiful day on the beach and the turnout was fantastic. We had close to sixty participants, not including spotters. Our non-profit of choice was the Healing Waters Chapter of Long Beach. We ended up raising $2670 in cash from our world class raffle which took place directly after our beach event at Marriotts in Fullerton. I want to personally thank Marriotts for hosting us and putting out a nice spread of chips, drinks and hot dogs for all who participated. Special thanks to all of our sponsors and friends that made donations to this years’ raffle and helped Healing Waters continue to do great work. Thanks to all of our spotters who did a great job recording the day’s catch and releases, without our spotters this whole thing can not work and we appreciated their enthusiasm and dedication each year. Ok, so here are the results and some of our post data which was painstakingly organized by Shane.
First Fish/David Boyer: surf perch @ 7:29 am
Fly: Tim Bertolino: beach rat style fly
Big Fish/David Glanzman: 22.5 inch halibut
Fly: Matt Wilson: silver comet
Most Fish/Sylar Mann: 14 fish
Fly: Jerry Minder: beach rat style fly
There were a total of 129 fish caught! 2.3 average per angler. Notable belly snags: four corbina ranging from 16 inches to 19 inches, one 28 inch halibut, and one 24 inch shovel nose guitar fish. Fair-hooked, there were two yellowfin croaker, five walleye perch, one 17 nch corbina, one 22.5 halibut, one 10 inch shovelnose and 119 barred surf perch to 13 inches.