Recent content by IBGoose

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    Offshore Tomahawk 8/8-8/10

    I've never fished the Tomahawk and am considering changing that status. My balance is real bad and of course I don't dig crowds anymore than anyone else. Boat looks small for the load. Is it? How's it handle swells? Thanks!
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    Offshore CONDOR on Lake Pacific

    Thanks for the report. I fished the Condor once, about 4 years ago and it was the only time I've encountered a disinterested, unfriendly crew in 40 years of fishing PL, FL, H&M & Seaforth. Thinking of giving them another try, and I guess you'd say that's a good idea? The ORIGINAL surf Goose...
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    Never tried those - good to know 👍

    Never tried those - good to know 👍
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    That would be nice. I guesstimate it's been a dozen years? Remember dragging fishtraps? :-)...

    That would be nice. I guesstimate it's been a dozen years? Remember dragging fishtraps? :-) That May-July albie bite was sure fun, even if I'm not a huge fan of eating 'em. Not that I'd turn down ANY tuna for dinner!
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    What's a hot bait?

    Excellent. I need to do a better job in that regard. Thanks
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    What's a hot bait?

    Great post - thanks. A couple questions. By "set", do you mean a set of bigger swells coming in every 15 minutes? And what do you mean by bait fishing using a lure mindset? Don't quite get that one.
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    What's a hot bait?

    You know, I don't understand why guys go braid almost all the way to the hook. Yeah, it's lighter than mono so the bait has more freedom, but those guys are responsible for the majority of lines getting tangled, since they're limper than a 66-year old's dick after prostate surgery. (Oops -...
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    What's a hot bait?

    I'm a fan of Avets, with 2 that are a few years old and 2 more bought this season. They freespool great, while some of my others - not so much. That's one reason I'm going more with the Avets. They also help me get the deens out farther, which is something I need to work on even more
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    What's a hot bait?

    Working on your karma is almost always the right call.
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    What's a hot bait?

    Wow - great feedback, guys! Thanks. So far I'm reading a few things I sort of suspected but need to pay more attention to (such as how to handle the bait), and some other things I hadn't really thought much about. Really - some great advice that I'll be re-reading and driving into my brain's...
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    What's a hot bait?

    I'm a fairly decent fisherman, 30ish years fishing for tuna, YT, and dodos out of San Diego. Have always done a little better than average - until lately. Getting fish in isn't the problem. What is, is getting bit in the first place. Time after time, guys all around me are getting bit over...
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    Maybe be dumb question about ceviche ? just maybe...LOL

    When you're in Hawaii, you'll find poke made out of every kind of fish. It's the same with ceviche. Some taste better than others, but they all work.