Welcome to the Southern California Tuna Club in it’s 97th year. Terry Tysseland called the Meeting to Order at 12:22PM with 43 members in attendance. A special Thank you to Tom Dixon for leading the meeting last week as many members were fishing on the Spring Bass Tournament …..Thanks Tom!!
The Jim Schmidt Spring Bass Tournament was held 6-9 to 6-11 at White’s Landing. Thanks to Cor Claus, Hank Brown and Tom DixonII for putting on a great tournament. Cor says there are 14 boats with about 61 anglers participating. Final party and awards were at Whites Landing on Saturday evening 6/11. Although fishing was not as good as we would have liked for it to be ……………..a great time was had by all!!! There were 5 categories of winners – Tuna, White Seabass, Halibut, Yellowtail, and Calico Bass.
- Anglers caught only two categories….. Chris Halliday with 36.9# YT and Andrew Weiske with a 4.8# Calico Bass. Both won a Shimano Torium 30 reel.
- The winner of the $500 dollars in the Captain’s Award Raffel was Don Herman and Crew won the Top Boat by submitting the most legal fish weight slips.
- See all results below in the Weight Slips section. Some of the fish caught were filleted and taken to Jim Schmidt’s widow Sigrid – she was very appreciative. A toast was given in Jim’s honor.
There have been changes to the Club Calendar of Events
- Past Presidents and Sportsman Dinner is now 11/3/22
- Couples Trip is now scheduled for 11/12 thru 11/17/22 – see details below in Future Events section.
- The Tom and Jerry Party is now scheduled 12/15/2022
- Long Range Trip on the Pacific Dawn which had been scheduled for May 28 to 31st has been postponed due to bad weather. The new dates are August 31 to September 2nd from Fisherman’s Wharf from San Diego.
Members not seen for a while:
- Pat Colucci
- KC Coultrup
- Mike Engle
- Steve Gammer
- Curt Herberts
- Welcome Back Guys!!!
- Chris Scott introduced his son Jonathan – welcome Jonathan!!!
Good Cheer Report:
- Jeff Stone – is being treated for Prostate Cancer. He has to take a radiation treatment every day for 42 straight days. He is taking his sixth today and will have to continue daily treatments until August. Jeff is in great spirits but says the radiation makes him very tired. His condition will not require surgery and is lucky the cancer did not metastasize to other areas, so prognosis is very hopeful.
New Members: None.
Weight Slips: The Jim Schmidt Spring Bass Tournament produced many weight slips as follows:
- Chris Halliday – 36.9# YT at SBI
- Dan Mundy – 24.8#YT at Catalina
- Andrew Weiske – 4.8# YT at Catalina
- Larry Krueger – 4.3# Sand Bass at V’s
- Paul McEachern – 3.5# Calico at West Cove
- Jan Martin – 3.4# Sand Bass at Catalina
- Jim Hardesty – 2.7# Sand Bass at Little Harbor
- Andrew Weiske – 2.4# Sand Bass at Vs
- Chris Halliday – 2.4# Bass at SBI
- Don Herman – 2.3# Calico at Catalina
- Don Herman – 2.1# Calico at Catalina
- Jan Martin – 2.0# Calico at Catalina
- Larry Krueger – 1.8# Calico at V’s
- Mike Mundy – 1.6# Calico at V’s
- Co DeCoudres – 1.6# Calico at Catalina
- Don Herman – 1.6# Calico at Catalina
- Jan Martin – 1.5# Calico at Catalina
- Jan Martin – 1.5# Calico at Catalina
- Terry Tysseland – 1.5# Calico at Catalina
- Dale Depsa – 1.4# Calico at Catalina
- Honorable Mention, Chris Scott – 324 lb est. Black Sea Bass – catch and release – Catalina
- Tom Schlauch and John Lavarias both say that SBI is now wide opened for YT and WSB.
- Fish The Wall/Small Boat Tournament was held 6/9 to 6/11. Special thanks to Tani Poe for running the tournament. The results were announced at the Burger Bash on 6/11 and published in last week’s Weekly Update.
- Jim Schmidt Spring Bass Tournament results is above in Announcement section and the Weight Slip section above. Thanks to Cor Clause, Hank Brown and Tom Dixon II for running a great tournament.
- Future Events:
- Pacific Dawn Long Range Trip. The trip was scheduled to focus on white seabass departing from Venture May 30 to June 1st but had to be postponed due to weather to August 30 to September 1, now out of San Diego. There are still slots left so contact Al Hermer or Mike Engle
- Baja Kids Trip… Thom Ryan and Andrew Weiske 6/18/22 to 6/23/22 promises this year’s event to be one of the biggest. It is well attended by members, their Kids and Grandkids. If you are looking for an event to include your family members this is the one.
- Alaska Trip… Now is full but taking alternate names if someone has to drop out. Trip is scheduled 7/22 thru 7/27. For those attending the Alaska Trip there will be a Pre-Trip meeting in the clubhouse on July 12 with pizza, drinks and desert. Bring your questions and receive final instructions.
Contact Terry Tysseland if you have any questions.
- August 3-7 British Columbia Trip – John Lavarias says there is room for a couple more couples.
- Options Trips – all three are full per John Lavarias but contact him to be put on his alternate list.
- August 5-8 long Range Trip – Full – contact Al Hermer & Mike Engle
- August 17 Club Trophy Shoot – Contact Paul Rybak
- August 18 – 20 Intra Club Tournament – Contact Larry Drum
- Fresh Water Trip 2023 will be in Lake El Salto and Lake Picachos with two and a half days of fishing in each lake. Sign up now on the SCTC website to secure a spot for next year. Talk to Paul McEachern, Greg Bohnet or Hank Brown.
- Couples Trip – November 12 to 17, 2022. Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Cor Claus is our host to 20 beautiful ocean front rooms with all the activities, fishing and endless cocktail parties you have come to expect from a SCTC Couples Trip. So far Cor has 14 couples signed up and we would like to see at least 20. Cor said today that in another two weeks he will open the trip to guests. Let’s get out of the country and relax in the sun and have fun with your best friends!! THIS WILL BE THE TRIP OF THE YEAR!! Contact Cor Claus. See Flyer below……
- Chris Scott – presented “Hacking our Biology” which was an article in 2021 about how KEYHOLE LIMPLETS became ‘blood donors’ so that our vaccines could be more successful in treating humans. June 2022 we received news that 18 patients of a small clinical trial being completely cured of their cancer with a drug delivered with this sea creature’s blood in it. It’s completely fascinating to read the published articles on KLH Hemocyanin and how it forces our bodies to naturally fight these cancers without radiation or chemotherapy. Chris and his son dive to provide some of these sea creatures for research and medical treatments. They will dive again in July as clinical trials in other areas continue. Chris promised to bring updates and breakthroughs to the club.
- Guest Speaker next week will be Paul McEachern with a Tackle Talk.