Recent content by Halibut Howie

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    Need another Cooler 7/11

    Yes marked for a future detailed survey of the adjacent bottom. How big do Reds get? This is the biggest caught on my boat @ 7 lb 8 oz. We made Rockfish Vera Cruz for dinner while accepting a hand-made quilt from the "Blue Star Moms" organization that supports veterans from the Vietnam War...
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    Need another Cooler 7/11

    While searching for tuna on the backside of the S 9mile dropped down after catching nada and caught dinner.
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    Fuel Tank Pinholes 1987 Cabo216

    What have you Cabo guys done when you discover your below deck fuel tank is compromised? Here's my 1987 Cabo problem. I took my 1987 Cabo216 to WSMS to diagnose a loud noise from my 2004 F150 motor (2500 hrs). Like the last time, I have another hole in the mid-section like I had 7-8 years ago...
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    For Sale Potentially For sale 2005 Yamaha F150 4S

    Finally got my boat picked up on wed on a trailer from WCMS. I've been working with Augustin on my options. Well the verdict is in: It's another corrosion hole in the midsection, AGAIN! No wonder it sounded like a car without a muffler. It even blew off the tape I had covering the hole from...
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    San Diego rockfish.

    Deeper the water, the bigger the rockfish. Less people competition. I fish the depth limits with 6/0 or larger hooks and whole squid with a squid light on top on a 2-hook leader with 2lb weight. Sometimes I use a 30lb surf leader with Snell hooks (Walmart specials). The little guys can not...
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    For Sale Potentially For sale 2005 Yamaha F150 4S

    Agua I believe you are correct in your assumption of the suspected problem. Especially since I already had the corrosion problem repaired. bp diesel stations near me However, after much thought and me deciding to keep my trusty old 1987 boat, I'm going to repower her with a new F200. 1st, I'm...
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    For Sale Potentially For sale 2005 Yamaha F150 4S

    My 1987 Cabo216 came with a 175 zuke and flew at over 40 mph. I repowered with a F150 back in 2004. It was the 1st 150hp 4S motor on the market at the time. Untested. The F225 I thought was too heavy. There were no 175hp 4S motors at the time. The boat's WOT speed decreased to 34 mph with the...
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    For Sale Potentially For sale 2005 Yamaha F150 4S

    On June 8th I take my 1987 Cabo216 to West Coast Marine Service to repair or replace my 2004 F150 4S. It has approximately 2500 hrs on it. It has a newer (2013) lower unit and replaced middle section due to the corrosion problem. All repairs done by Boating Dynamics (Robby). Robby now works...
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    Trolling Motor for Cabo216

    The TM has a 60" shaft. The motor does not come out of the water even in the 7' swells I've fished in. I thought about a 72" shaft but I thought the 60" shaft would be adequate since the Cabo's bow is only 26" above the water. One of the few things I've guessed right on this install.
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    Trolling Motor for Cabo216

    Update: 5/17/2020 My comments on using this trolling motor offshore. 1. Holds the spot over a rockfish hole until you want to leave. No more searching around to find it again in the ever-changing wind and weather. 2. Allows the captain more time to fish instead of steering the boat. 3. MOST...
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    Tips locating Rockfish

    Yesterday 5/15 staggered out to the 9-Mile Bank off San Diego at 10-13 mph into a 4-7' swell and wind from the ssw. Dente de Pero. My 1st mate caught most of these fish. I worked only the contour lines on my FF map. My FF only has a 200 MHz function working now, the 50 is broken. So could...
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    Statewide fishing closure for CA could be next

    Another liberal hoax has been forced upon us. Anything to control the people, ruin the economy so Trump will not get re-elected. Shame on you liberals for supporting bankrupting hard working people and businesses all for your supposed political gain. Stay the fuck home if you believe in these...
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    Tips locating Rockfish

    When fishing for rockfish in an unknown area I look at the depth charts and contours. I look for areas where the contour depth lines are close together meaning a sharper drop-off. From there I look for rockpiles in the area and/or hanging fish. Dropdown and drift the area marking bites along...