1) Calstar GFDH 800H 8' with Pro Gear V40 $175 (pending)
2/ Seeker Black Steel G270-H 8' with Pro Gear V20 and Tiburon Clamp $175
Rods have been used but still have plenty of life. Reels been on a couple of trips. Braid and top shot like new. Located in Imperial Beach
I would say SWAMI805 is correct. The difference being the wealthy in CA seem more focused on extravagant homes and cars rather then ocean going activities. I think this is a result of the colder pacific vice the warm South Atlantic and Southern Gulf. Just take a drive down to Tampa, Miami or...
Having lived in both CA and Florida (home state) I would say it has allot to do with many factors but mainly cost.
California is just an expensive place to live and fish. Most folks need to make a choice...home or boat. Hell, in the NW Panhandle where I live I can get both an extremely nice...
The Uku and Moelua are great eating. I grew up on Maui and we never ate the Kahala as they were usually contaminated with ciguatera. Got so bad DLNR would give out free test kits to help people from getting sick.
Looks like everyone had a great time.