Fishing Notebook : Youngsters to Cast Lines for Annual Fishing Derby Prizes

The Long Beach Rod and Gun Club’s 14th annual children’s fishing derby will be held Saturday at El Dorado Lake Park. Youngsters up to 15 years old are eligible.

The contest lasts from 8 a.m. to noon.

Largest fish caught will win the sweepstakes. Prizes have been donated by South Bay tackle stores and manufacturers.

Awards were presented for the Assn. for Retarded Citizens fishing derby during a banquet and harbor cruise aboard the Star. Bob Serist of Lakewood won a Baja trip, Mike Green of Long Beach earned a Las Vegas vacation and Joe Romero of San Pedro won a tackle outfit.


South Bay Catches: Lorrane Mayo of Long Beach, fishing on the Toronado at the Osborne bank, won whopper-of-the-week honors with her 28-pound ling cod using live squid on the bottom.

Rick Oxman of Marina del Rey, fishing on the half-day boat Redondo Special, hooked a 25-pound white sea bass to win the jackpot on the morning run.

Donald Bates of West Los Angeles, on the afternoon run aboard the Redondo Special at Rocky Point, won the jackpot with a 21-pound white sea bass.

Leo Lasera of Torrance, fishing Rocky Point aboard the Redondo Special, took the jackpot with a 20-pound yellowtail.


Lance Williams from Carlsbad fished aboard the Sharpshooter and caught a 23 1/2-pound yellowtail.

Bert Kim of Wilmington, fishing aboard the Pacifica with squid, caught a 13-pound cow cod at Osborne bank, the catch of the day.

Erik Lanesfeind of Torrance, fishing on the Victory at White’s Point, caught a 16 1/2-pound sea bass.

Debbie Paterson, aboard the Explorer at Catalina Island, hooked two big white sea bass. The San Pedro angler cinched the jackpot with her 24-pounder. The second went 13 pounds.


Allen Ceeney of Torrance, fishing at Santa Barbara Island, won the jackpot with a 25-pound yellowtail.

Fresh-water notes: Jim White of Gardena, fishing at the west shore of Irvine Lake with cheese, caught a 10-pound, 1-ounce rainbow trout.

Mike Romo of Gardena hooked a nine-pound rainbow using a night crawler.

Fish Report: With the plentiful supply of squid, the mainstay catches continue to be bass, bonito, yellowtail, halibut and big rock cod. Anglers have caught limits on most trips.


At Marina del Rey Sportfishing, halibut continue to bite with 47 caught by Santa Monica Bay anglers from Saturday through Tuesday.

At 22nd Street Landing, the First String continues to chalk up big counts: 155 bonito, 80 bass, 11 barracuda, 12 sheepshead and one big halibut.

At Redondo Sportfishing, yellowtail broke tackle on the half-day boat City of Redondo. Seven have been caught and 25 lost when anglers could not hold them. Limits of bonito and 25 calico bass rounded out the catch. The Blackjack, fishing the Osborne bank with 21 anglers, caught 24 big sheepshead, 210 rock cod and 25 calico bass. The sheepshead weighed 8 to 24 pounds.

The Blackjack, fishing Santa Barbara Island earlier with 21 anglers, had a sheepshead bite of 34, up to 8 pounds, 210 red rock cod and 25 calico bass.


At L.A. Harbor Sportfishing, the Explorer fishing Catalina took 69 calico bass and three yellowtail up to 15 pounds.

The Matt Walsh on a half-day trip landed 160 bonito plus near limits of calico bass.