September Angler of the Month

A Contest for All! We’re Changing Things Up for September!
The IGFA Tournament has been transformed into an Angler of the Month contest. Here’s what that means:
First, everyone is already entered in this month-long fishing competition. No need to sign up. No entries; no fees. You just have to go fishing throughout the month of September and report your results using the club website’s online Weighmaster report.
Second, you can fish for any and all species you want to target. Target as many species as you want, and submit up to three (3) fish per species. The Angler of the Year point system will be used to calculate a value for each submission. That means a nice Spotted Bay Bass or Vermillion Rockfish will compete with those big bruiser Bluefin Tuna. It’s a level playing field no matter what you choose to fish for! The most points accumulated throughout the month will win bragging rights and a nice little prize as well.
Hint: The more species you catch (up to three fish per species), the more points you can accumulate.
Third, submit your entries at Open the MENU and choose FORMS. Click the “Online Weight Receipt Click Here” button and fill out the required information. (Your submissions can also be applied to the Angler of the Year Competition.) Hit submit and you are in the game!!! The Weight Master will calculate the points awarded for each submission received during September and recognize the Angler of the Month at October’s General Meeting.

Note: Only fish caught during September will be included in the point totals. Everyone starts at zero points for purposes of this contest. However, a fish caught during the contest can be used to improve Angler of the Year standings if (1) the fish has a higher point value than a previously submitted specimen or (2) the fish is your first specimen submitted in that category.
Lastly, the fishing is outstanding right now! Whether you are chasing tuna, bass, dorado, rockfish, marlin, yellowtail or any of the other categories, just slay, weigh and play!!
Good luck!

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Fishing in the Pines

Calling all Anglers, Calling all Anglers Fellow San Diego Anglers, Hello & Help

We have the Annual Lake Cuyamaca Memorial “O.P. Ball Fishin’ in the Pines” Kids Derby fast approaching.  Its date is Saturday, September the 24th.  We need a bunch of help cooking and serving for all the Kids (4-600+) and their supporters (Just as many if not more): Moms, Dads, Grandmas, Grandpas, Aunts, Uncles, Big Brothers & Sisters. Butch and Crew have got their hands full with all that goes along with this VERY COOL EVENT! Please, if you would consider Helping out up at the lake on Saturday September the 24th, Cooking and serving then Please Let Dave Hanes know by emailing him @ or 858-272-5390, or 858-705-5975 so he can put you down on the list of Volunteers. We will also be doing our Normal Fish preparation at Al Stasukevich’s (Big Brothers & Sisters Committee chair) house the day before, Friday the 23rd , to get all that fish cut up and marinated for the Wonderful next day event. So, whether you care to help out at the Lake, or Al’s place, or both? Please let Dave know.

Thank you in advance for your continued support in this COOL, COOL, Event :0)

Dave Hanes 858-272-5390

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Monthly Meeting

The San Diego Anglers
Are Proud to Present Guest Speaker
Louis Zimm
Portugese Hall
Wednesday, September 14, 2022
2818 Avenida De Portugal
San Diego, CA 92106

On the corner of Shelter Island Dr. & Shafter St.
Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.

Guest Speaker Louis Zimm

Captain Louis Zimm

has been involved in the recreational and commercial fisheries in the San Diego area since 1967. He hold a U.S. Coast Guard Master’s License for Oceans for vessels to 300 tons.
Captain Zimm is an experienced oceanographic ship operator and Commercial Passenger Fishing Vessel captain. He operated research ships for the Scripps Institution of Oceanography for over 24 years. He was also a SIO Board Certified Scuba Diver for Scripps and participated in a number of scientific studies of the Pacific Coast.
He has also owned and operated charter fishing vessels. Early in his career, while attending, and after graduating from, San Diego State University, he was involved in commercial fisheries including groundfish, coastal pelagic and highly migratory species.
Captain Zimm has been active in fishery management in California for a number of years, and with the Pacific Fishery Management Council since 2012. Mr. Zimm was appointed to the Groundfish Advisory Subpanel in 2013.Captain Zimm was a member of the Fisheries Information Committee advising the California Marine Life Protection Act Regional Stakeholder Group, advisor to the NOAA Recreational Fisheries Working Group, and is presently an advisor to the Sport Fishing Association of California.

Louis Zimm

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Earl Asbury Memorial Tournament (Winners)

Junior Anglers

Class – Tuna

1st.       Justin Larson   35 7/8”         

                        Class – Yellowtail

2nd.      Vincent Hauser           31 3/4”

1st.       Cash Troop                  32 ¼”     

                        Class – Dorado

2nd.      Justin Larson   27 ¾”

1st.       Vincent Hauser           30 ½”    

Adult Anglers

                        Class – Tuna

5th.       Ron Lee                      23 ¾”bf                      

4th.       Sam Lindsey   26” yf             

3rd.  Dave Ameika                   26 ¼” yf                     

2nd.      Adam Larson  37” bf

1st.       Janice Krause  48 ¼” bf

Class – Yellowtail

3rd.       Adam Larson  32”

2nd.      Linda Power                32 ½”

1st.       Ron Lee                      41 ¼”

                        Class – Dorado

2nd.      Janice Krause  23 ¾”

1st.       Adam Larson              27”

BONUS: 3 Fish Sack

1st.       Adam Larson with 96” of Fish:

                                    Tuna               37” Bluefin

                                    Yellowtail       32”

                                    Dorado                       27”  

Congratulations Adam!    

Congratulations to all our anglers! From everything that I have heard and seen it was a great time out there chasing fish. I know that this is something that Earl would have loved to be out there with us.

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21st Annual Fishin in the Pines

21st Annual Fishin in the Pines

2021 Lake Cuyamaca “Fishing in the Pines” Kids Derby

Hey there Gals & Guys Serving/Cooking/Prepping Team Members,

Prep Day: (09:30am Friday the 24st) started out perfecto at Al’s house with all our fillet Masters: Dwayne Patenaude, Charlie Fouquette, Mike Kezelle, Cliff Johnson, John Jones, Rudy Garcia, Bill Brown, Butch Paddock, Al Staz. and myself (MIA with Barb hiding in the house) at Al Stasukevich’s Pondarosa. Once again, our refined process of filleting/marinading & packing is nothing short of top shelf according to Al. We got those beautiful Yellowtail, Yellowfin & Bluefin fillets cut, marinated, and bagged up for Saturday. I would say about 3-4hrs. later in the afternoon the sky darkened all around the county and the lightning and rain started, acting as if it was going to foul Butch’s and his staff’s Big Day.  THANKS AGAIN ALL YOU FILLET TEAM MEMBERS.

Game Day: WOW, Saturday the 25th morning 0630 not much in the way of threatening weather :0)  Yaaay! Off to Sonya’s (“Ramona Café”) to meet up with some of our assume gang, and some of our other heavy hitters hit their regular Saturday morning hang out at Hwy. 67 Café. After a good solid energy boost from the two Cafes, it’s on the road again and off to Julian to make the final turn heading to the Lake. A lot of us arrived approaching the lake about 9:45 seeing the first glance of the Anglers that we would be cooking and serving to/for. There was a fair number of Anglers and vehicles coming into view so we knew it was going to be another great event. The cooking and serving stations were starting to come alive and set-up was well underway. Butch’s staff made it pretty darn easy again to grab a parking place, and our tools and we were off to the races of getting things prepared to cook for and serve to the mass amount of Little Fisher persons and their Families, on that Great Mountainous Paradise. SO, THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THAT! The morning progressed and before we knew it, the time had come to get busy with the task at hand of feeding some of 5-600 people.


It was a little lighter than years past, Dang that Covid for messing up all that it has messed up :0(          IT WILL BE BIGGER NEXT YEAR!!!


We had some newbies show up on site that I would like to mention and thank for coming & welcome to the team: Warren Wong, Harley Hart, Al & Barbara Stasukevich (Glad you guys made the trek, your already part of the team!) Thank you all!

All of the chefs on the grills, the servers, & everyone that helped was very much appreciated and I thank you for everything, you are what makes this all happen!!!: Dwayne & Debbie Patenaude, Ray and Jill Broadfoot, Butch Paddock, Al & Barb Staz, John Otto, Glenn Gerber, Norm & Sue Campbell,  Doug & Dora Shulte, (John, Holly, Paige & Emma Jones), Debbie Humphrey,  Kevin Burkart,  John Gleaves, Mike Kezele, Bob Pence, Charles Fouquette, Cliff Johnson, Chris Fletcher, Harley Hart, Warren Wong , Shannon & Tyler, Butch Paddock, Debbie Zittle, Ed Thilken, Dave Hilfiker and Myself, Thank you, guys, Great Job!!! We really missed those who couldn’t make it this year and look forward to your help in the future. Lots of Kids, Parents, Grandparents & lots of people ate and drank because of you guys!! Thank you all so much for volunteering, it sure makes a difference for all of those kids and the event. I hope you all had a good time and I don’t know how many times I heard THANK YOU from the Customer (Participants) for all our efforts!!!

  Thank you, O.P. Ball, Butch & Crew

                                                       GREAT JOB FROM A REALLY GREAT TEAM!


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