Recent content by jig77

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    Marking spectra

    Marked mine similar to others with sharpie. One mark for 100’, two marks for 200’ up to 500’. I got a buddy to hold a rod n reel with no line on it. Had him stand 100’ away and reeled up the line 100’ feet at a time. Then had him free spool the reel with some added thumb tension so I could get...
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    Marking spectra

    Jigs and sinker rigs only
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    Pacific Queen...what's the skinny?

    Just got off a 3 day trip this morning. One of the hottest jigs was the Mustad Katie perry with glow strip 300 gram
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    Penn Fathom 40NLD - drags stuttering issue?

    Hmmm...Maybe there’s a twisted up paper staple inside of your reel. That’s what the tackle shop discovered in my brand new out of the box Penn Fathom 15nld2 after I brought it to him complaining about the drag being sticky.
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    Fathom freespool - beating a dead horse :)

    Hmmm...Maybe there’s a twisted up paper staple inside of your reel. That’s what the tackle shop discovered in my brand new out of the box Penn Fathom 15nld2 after I brought it to him complaining about the drag being sticky.
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    Offshore What worked BFT Searcher 3Day...........

    Awesome catch! Sounds like a great trip. Thanks for taking the time to write up a report. What weight are those jigs? Did you fish different weighted lures daytime from nighttime?
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    Stolen gear

    Sorry for your loss. Fishing gear is sentimental. I probably spend more time in n my garage reminiscing looking at my gear than actually fishing it. Makes me sick to think of my gear getting ripped off.
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    Offshore Pacific Queen 5/30

    What an amazing time to be a fisherman. The fishing we’ve had for the past handful of years are going down in the record books.
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    Islands 5/28 Amigo SCI

    LA/OC overnight reports had been slow for a week or so. The weather forecast for Friday was looking better than the previous week so I figured this time of year with good weather the fishing had a good chance of improving. Boarded the Amigo Thursday night. Boat’s open party load is 18...
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    From the stomach of a tuna…

    That would have been so cool to catch one on a recycled sunfish. Last year I cleaned a 15lb dodo with a 15” baby dodo in it’s belly. Guy I was fishing with said “they don’t get big by playing nice”
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    Rock fishing rod. What do you guys recommend?

    I love rockfishing. I bring 2 rods. A UC wahoo 900 with a tranx 500. I use this for small jigs and swim baits for depths to 300’. Tranx is such a badass reel for rockfishing! Second outfit is a calstar 875xh paired with a Baja special.I use the second outfit for heavier jigs and big baits for...
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    Islands Fishing SD 5/23

    I’d say neither had enough balls. Rod didn’t have the backbone and the reel didn’t have the torque but it did cast those baits great. Next time I’m bringing a taller reel with a higher IPT and a sturdier rod meant for 30lb.
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    Islands Fishing SD 5/23

    First off I wanted to say thank you to everyone that post their fishing reports. There are some guys on here that do an exceptional job and I really appreciate all the information. My writing skills suck but I’ll try my best to return the favor from all the helpful members. Boarded the SD 5/23...
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    Super Seeker 6490 for jig stick?

    I’ve got both rods,ulua is 10’3”. Tady 45 is my standard jig and the ulua wins the casting contest but when it comes to fighting the fish 6490 takes the W. I bring the 6490 with me more often than the ulua
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    How to build a rod/grip for a wide frame reel

    Hi, I’m curious on if y’all build your grips/handles or reel seats differently to accommodate wider frames reels? I’ve got a fathom 30ld that just doesn’t feel balanced on my rods. Post pics if you got them please! Thanks, Mike