Earlier this year, IBEW 340’s Sportsman’s Club issued a “Fishing Challenge” to other Northern California IBEW locals, and on July 12, nearly two dozen anglers from IBEW 1245 joined the challenge at the Berkeley Marina.
It was a beautiful day to be out on the Pacific Ocean, and Local 1245 chartered the “New Easy Rider” as the union’s vessel for the fishing challenge. The fish were definitely biting that day, and all of the IBEW members and their families who joined them had a wonderful time hauling in their catches and spending time out on the water with one another.
Despite the fact that Local 340 had more anglers on their boat, Local 1245 still came out victorious at the end of the challenge. NV Energy troubleman Michael Falanga nabbed the biggest catch of the day, a 17-pound halibut, and 1245 Business Rep Abel Sanchez also had a big catch, a 15-pound halibut. These two big fish helped to put Local 1245 over the top.
The Local 1245 anglers would like to thank the New Easy Rider Sport Fishing crew, and particularly deckhands Cooper and Eric, for making the fishing challenge fun, safe and exciting.