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    Finns and feathers Trip on the INDY

    Pretty sure you are incorrect about how this is handled. I’ve never been on a chartered long range trip where the charter master determines trip cost and collects the money. It’s always paid directly to the office. The CM can be responsible to offset the trip cost if the load doesn’t reach an...
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    RP 10 day report - octunaclub.com charter

    After being on the receiving end of your smack talk for years now, I finally had something to back my talk this trip. It felt good seeing you at a loss for words..
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    RP 12-8 to 12-15 - a brief post with lessons learned.

    That doesn't work for every charter though. I personally would rather not fish for days to watch 3-6 guys catch a big fish when there are 20 other guys that get nothing.
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    RP 12-8 to 12-15 - a brief post with lessons learned.

    FWIW - I was on the 10 day trip before yours. We went to the rocks and it was devoid of Wahoo. Just 3 for 2 days. We did get some decent numbers of nice-sized yellowtail. We boogied out early. The Ridge was loaded with peanut YFT (lucky to get a 15#) and some better wahoo numbers (everyone got...
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    RP 10 day report - octunaclub.com charter

    Best trip I've been on, period.
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    Intrepid Nov 30-Dec 10 short report

    That’s correct.
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    Intrepid Nov 30-Dec 10 short report

    We did indeed stumble on a lot fish on the way up the second last morning of the trip, but they were somewhat scattered. We deployed the kite with a flyer and trolled that way for a bit. It got boiled on 3-4 times but no hook up. We gave up kept traveling north. Roy didn’t want to jerk around in...
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    Finns and feathers Trip on the INDY

    Agreed. And again, no disrespect but I don't get this obsession with the video guy. If you have $10k to blow on a video guy, your money might be better spent on paying 2.5 trip fares and making the trip's load smaller. I'd rather go on a boat with a couple fewer guys than a random video guy and...
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    Intrepid Nov 30-Dec 10 short report

    Was on the RP during the same time. At the ridge, I was able to get passed the skippies (and smaller YFT) with a 2 ounce sliding sinker and a sardine. Cast out, wait 5-10 seconds and BAM! Without a sliding sinker it was instant on 5 pound YFT and skippies, with a sliding sinker the YFT were...
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    For Those Who Still Use Split Rings On Flatfalls For Big Bluefin...

    I’m thinking that that’s a possibility. The bottom end of the jig has a pretty deep gash, not a bite mark, that looks like something had a large amount of pressure on the jig. I wonder if that leverage caused the split ring to split just enough for that thin wire to get into and eventually come...
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    Indy Jan 7-23, John Collins 16-day trip

    I've signed up for 20 minute test the day before the trip leaves via covidclinic.org, $150.
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    For Those Who Still Use Split Rings On Flatfalls For Big Bluefin...

    Just this June I had a split ring failure on a BFT. I was fishing a coltsniper with an ST-66 treble attached via an Owner 220# split ring fishing 60#. I was on the fish for 20 mins when something let go. When I reeled in, the split ring was completely missing - total failure. The fish weren’t...
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    Vagabond 10-day Report

    Interesting that it was new for Mike to see someone with spinning gear for Wahoo bombs. I feel like it's semi-common these days. I have one myself and used it to great effect last year on a 10 day.
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    COVID testing after my Intrepid 10-day

    And you win the prize for thinking a smoke particle is the same size as a droplet. Masks won't catch all of it but will mitigate. This is the same juvenile argument as "OMG YOU CAN SMELL FARTS THROUGH MY JEANS, SO WHY DO MASKS WORK?"
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    Masks or no masks.

    If you’re talking about a short trip, 1.5 or less, I’d say wear a mask and stay outside as much as possible and it probably won’t matter what others are doing. There’s very little to no evidence of outdoor transmission. But it seems you’re talking about pretty long trips and even with 100%...