Tony Reyes Trip Report and Fish Count May 15th, 2011

June 13, 2011 – 8:26 am

This report was written by Jerry LeCompte, chartermaster and darn good angler!

Our Tony Reyes adventure started with some confusion at the Mexican Border when we tried to get the 7-Day Free San Felipe Visa.  First, the office designated for this function had been changed.  Second, the officer taking care of Visas told us there was no such thing as a FREE Visa, to San Felipe or anywhere else.  After some polite discussion and gentle pressure, we were issued a free 7-Day Free Visa.  All I can say is be polite but firm in asking for this free visa.  It might just work.

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Tony Reyes Trip Report and Fish Count May 22nd, 2011

June 7, 2011 – 12:49 pm

May 22nd saw the start of the fourth Tony Reyes fishing trip out of San Felipe. The skies were filled with sunshine and just a bit of wind as the boat left the dock. I love the feeling of leaving the dock, being underway comes with a sense of peace.

The first stop was Diablo on the eastern side of La Guarda. The weather was beautiful with air temperatures in the 70’s all week long. Water temperatures were still a bit cool and the wind was nice and calm.  The second stop was La Raza and it produced great fishing. We caught nice sized yellowtail up to 31 pounds and the boils were plentiful! Its so much fun chasing boils, casting into them and catching big yellowtail as a result. Beautiful 17 pound cabrilla were caught in boils and inside the rocky shoreline. Its amazing how a fish of that size can bend your fishing rod all the way into the water. Cabrilla are one of the most impressive fish in The Sea of Cortez in my opinion. Read the rest of this entry »

Triple Trout Swimbaits Now at The Longfin!

May 27, 2011 – 6:28 pm

We now stock Triple Trout Swimbaits, and they are awesome! The creator of these amazing swimbaits hand crafts each one of these, then hand paints them. They are truly a rare and great bait, he can only make so many at a time. Eric was excited when we were able to bring Triple Trouts to The Longfin and now I can see why, they are very nice baits indeed.

The swimming action they have when they glide through the water is very lifelike and similar to a live trout. They move gracefully and naturally, its no wonder they get bit so hard. The colors schemes that he makes them in are always evolving and custom colors come out often. Colors that he makes in limited supply, that are in our shop right now.

Triple Trout is going to be successful because largemouth bass cannot keep them out of their mouths. Stripers find them irresistible as well. The success fishing stories associated with these Triple Trout baits keep pouring in the door. We of course field test them ourselves and quite honestly, they are in all of our tackle boxes. Get some of these amazing Triple Trout baits while you can, you wont regret it!

Tony Reyes Fish Report For May 8th-13th, 2011

May 27, 2011 – 6:16 pm

Hello friends, this is the fishing report for the May 8th trip led by chartermaster Steve Needham. I dont have much right now in the way of a trip report but I have the catch count. The fish reports will improve as the season gets underway and Mexico gets used to sending them again.

Fish Count Weight LB.
Cabrilla 123 0
Broomtail 1 0
Miscellaneous 106 C&Released
Yellowtail 154 18-34lbs
Sheephead 10 0
White Sea Bass 2 38lbs
Giant Squid All Released
Pargos 8 0
Sierra Mackeral 285 To 7lbs
White Fish 40 0

Free Marlin Meade Crappie Seminar Thursday May 19, 2011 @ 6:30 P.M.

May 17, 2011 – 10:23 am
Beginning at 6:30 P.M. right here at The Longfin Marlin Meade will be giving a free seminar on crappie fishing Irvine Lake. Marlin will focus on night time and drift fishing techniques. It’s a great seminar that will increase your crappie fishing skills.
This is a fantastic way to hone your crappie fishing skills. The amount of information Marlin has is incredible, this man is a great fisherman! I hope to see you all here this Thursday evening!

Tony Reyes Fishing Report May 1st – May 6th

May 9, 2011 – 10:43 am

The first Tony Reyes trip has returned and the boat will run through November. The water was a little cold and there was some wind the first few days. The boat was chartered was by the amazing radio personality Rick Maxa from the “Let’s Talk Hook Up” radio show.

I don’t have exact counts yet but I have a general report for you guys. They caught yellowtail from the 10 – 20 pound range. Large and medium cabrilla were wrestled in as well. They were able to catch some medium sized white sea bass, I wonder if they fished The Golden Reef for those. Spotted bass and pargo were also landed during the trip.

There was an abundance of small bait in the water but they were unable to catch any to use as bait. Tony expects the next trip to be better as the water warms up and live bait becomes more available. Bring some frozen squid down with you on the trip, it works wonders on the bottom.

Shimano Fishing Tour Event Saturday May 14th, 2011

May 4, 2011 – 6:27 pm

 It’s a great day when the Shimano Fishing Tour comes to The Longfin! It’s so much fun to have so many knowledgeable Shimano guys here at one time, plus you have the opportunity to score great deals on fishing tackle. You will also be able to see our brand new Shimano Showroom we have been working on for the past month.

This will be a great opportunity for you to meet and speak with the Shimano pro staffers and sales reps. These great guys will be there to answer any questions you may have. You will also be able to get free Shimano reel service with any Shimano, Power Pro or G. Loomis purchase, so bring your favorite Shimano reel with you. The pricing will be incredible on all Shimano and G. Loomis factory closeouts, this is what you don’t want to miss out on.

From 7-9 A.M. the “Lets Talk Hook Up” radio show will be broadcasting live from The Longfin. It’s going to be a great time, I truly hope you all will be able to join us!

Irvine Lake Fishing Report April 27th, 2011

April 27, 2011 – 12:55 pm
IRVINE LAKE TROUT AND CRAPPIE ACTIVE; 12-0 RAINBOW IS LARGEST OF WEEK Both trout and crappie aficionados had plenty to smile about at Irvine Lake this week, reported Jimmy Getty at the Pro Shop. “The trout fishing perked back up this week, probably due to the cooler than average temperatures”, observed Getty. “The trolling picked up along the west shore and near the dam, Read the rest of this entry »

Irvine Lake Fish Report April 20th, 2011

April 20, 2011 – 1:22 pm
IRVINE LAKE CRAPPIE GOING WILD; 13-14 RAINBOW TOPS CATCHES The annual late April crappie explosion at Irvine Lake is going off right on time, reported Jimmy Getty at the Pro Shop. “The crappie bite has busted wide open”, gushed Getty. “There were lots of nice fish being caught, especially at Santiago Flats, Sierra Cove, and along the west shore. Best lures are white or yellow Atomic Tubes. The little 1/32 ounce jigs were best because the fish are mostly shallow, and there are even some sight fish available.” Read the rest of this entry »

We are Building a Shimano Showroom at The Longfin!

April 19, 2011 – 7:41 pm

We broke ground for our new Shimano Showroom this week at The Longfin. My dad is leading the construction and he is an amazing carpenter, very impressive. Paul, a beloved customer has jumped in every day and is helping with the construction, he too is extremely skilled at carpentry. Last but not least Greg a long time friend and electrician is a huge help and has vast knowledge of this type of work. Read the rest of this entry »