Fishing Report: Brent Lintner joins boatyard ownership

A new name has been added to the co-ownership of the Port San Luis Boatyard.

Lintner is a name familiar to Central Coast fishing fans. That would be Jared Lintner, who has spent the past eight seasons competing on the Bassmaster Elite tour.

His younger brother, Brent, is now joining Del Kyle as co-owners of the Boatyard. Kyle’s previous partner, Marty Codorniz, will be relocating to Hawaii in early February.

Codorniz and Kyle have been co-owners of the Boatyard at Port San Luis since July 1998. 

This month, Brent Lintner received a Christmas present, so to speak. It was wrapped in the approval by the Port San Luis Harbor Commission of the new Boatyard ownership linking Lintner and Kyle.

Brent, 34, a graduate of Arroyo Grande High, has been engaged in engine repair for more than 16 years.

After taking a custom automotive repair course at Allan Hancock College, the direction of his career became apparent.

He spent six years as an owner of a combination custom automotive repair and muffler shop in Oceano. The past eight years, he has been in charge of maintenance and repair of Lintner Distributing trucks plus driver and salesmen duties. The firm is owned by his father, Dan Lintner.

Brent also has helped maintain the bass boats of his brother, Jared, and his Central Coast friends.

Keeping these vessels in prime condition is a must in the highly competitive sport of tournament bass fishing.

“Working on boats is something that I really enjoy. I look forward to going to work every day. The training that I’m receiving from Marty the past month is getting me up to speed for my new endeavor.”

Brent and his wife, Missy, reside in Atascadero with their son, Braxten, 8.

Port San Luis Boatyard

Sunday was the big day for boats launched and when The Whopper of the Week was determined. That honor was claimed by Lompoc’s Chris Pickels with the catch of a 23-pound, 8-ounce lingcod. Fifty-five boats were launched during the week ending Dec. 22, with 32 of them Sunday. No boats were dispatched Thursday. Forty-nine lingcod were caught.

The only day when full rockcod limits were logged was Sunday. Three-quarter rockcod limits were posted three days and half limits Dec. 17.

Patriot Sportfishing

A Lompoc angler, Raymond Ochoa, took over leadership in the fourth and final phase (November to December) of the ninth annual Lingcod Contest. Ochoa’s 25-3 lingcod not only leads the current two-month segment of the competition, but it is only the second fish more than 20 pounds caught in this segment of the event.

Other jackpot winners included: Ben Rojo, California City, 16-14 ling; Dave Ruiz, Lompoc, 12-0 ling; Jeff Sanders, Bakersfield, 9-5 ling; Roger York, San Luis Obispo, had a pair of 8-pound lingcod winners; and Jorge Rangel, San Lucas, 7-0 ling.

Virg’s Landing

Whale Watching trips start today. The fares are: $39 for adults, $29 for children 12 and under. During the holidays, children can fish for half-off fares Monday through Thursday on half-day and three-quarter day trips.

The final two-day trip of the year (Dec. 28 and 29) is fully booked. Occasionally there are cancellations. Call for updates.

For the week ending Dec. 21, 112 passengers caught 163 lingcod, 383 red rockcod, 630 assorted rockfish and one cabezon.

Jackpot winners were: Ron Keck, Cambria, 18-0 ling; Greg Veech, Visalia, 17-0 ling; Jim Matsukas, Santa Ynez, 15-0 ling; and Ralph Boone, Paso Robles, 12-0 ling.

Hangover Bass Tournament

The traditional New Year’s Day event carries a misnomer label. Alcohol is forbidden.

Nacimiento Lake is the site.

The tournament starts at 7 a.m. and concludes with a 3 p.m. weigh-in. The entry fee is $50 per boat. For more information, call Ken Meeks at 610-5073.

Nacimiento Lake

Nice weather prompted 20 to 25 bass fishermen to turn out Saturday for a day of practice for upcoming tournaments.

Heritage Ranch’s Dave Rymal said, “I’ve been told that most of the anglers caught limits of spotted bass using jigs or by drop shotting in waters 10 to 20 feet deep off rocky points.”

Santa Margarita Lake

The marina closed Monday for two weeks.

Cachuma Lake

Marina Manager Ken Hemer said, “The most recent (Dec. 12) stocking of 4,000 pounds of triploid rainbow trout from the Calaveras Trout Farm was very evident last weekend. E Point, the launch ramp area as well as Harvey’s Cove have been the best areas for those soaking bait.

“Trollers did well flat-lining minnow imitations, and spoons at the West end of the lake. Some catfish are still coming out of Cachuma and Santa Cruz Bays on cut mackerel.”