On July 12, PPOA anglers and their guests gathered for the annual fishing trip at Pierpoint Landing in Long Beach. We set off on our daylong fishing expedition on the Enterprise at 6 a.m.
We headed for Catalina after getting some nice-looking sardines at the bait receiver. We all decided that the two-and-a-half-hour ride each way was worth the chance to catch decent-sized yellowtail and calico bass.
Captain Andy at the helm put us on 14 different spots, but the bite was slow. After three hours, James Long brought in a nice-sized yellowtail. Skipper Andy exclaimed, “It’s about time! My life is complete now that we have one on board.”
Deckhand Conner and Cook Cody hustled all day to help anglers achieve their perceived greatness. Eventually, Tom Pavlich and Fred Scott scored a few more. Thankfully, we hit a honey hole at our last stop of the day, and everyone got nice-sized calico bass to take home for dinner.
The weather was perfect and the island was green after all of the rain. Plus, it was nice to see current and former co-workers and retirees with their grandchildren on board.
All of the anglers want to thank the PPOA Board of Directors and staff for setting up the trip. We are hopeful that they will approve another trip next year, which will — believe it or not — be our 20th year!
Editor’s note: The PPOA Board and staff are extremely grateful for Tim’s many years of volunteering to coordinate this fishing trip. Thank you, Tim!