Recent content by Riccochet

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    Intrepid 3 Day, April 15-18

    Epic Trip on the Intrepid! Landed 2 BFT, 110lbs and 75lbs while losing 4, all in a 4hr span. Crew did an amazing job, in the dark with choppy seas! From Intrepids website . I could not have described it better! "We returned home from a very successful 3 day trip this morning at 0700. Final...
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    Intrepid 3 Day, April 15-18

    Just booked this. Looks like their first trip of the season. I fish an 8 day in July but have never gone out this early in the season. Any idea as to what we would be targeting? BFT? Yellowtail? Starting to get my gear together and not quite sure how much to bring along. Anyone else on this...
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    Excel mid October 8 day

    Gear is all packed, and only one work day left! Driving out From Phoenix on Thursday! Can't wait!
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    Favorite setup for 30# bait?

    Makaira 10SEA with Phenix Bl Diamond Hybrid 760XH (30#-80#)
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    3 Day Local Bluefin Gear

    Was thinking of using my HXJ Raptor for tossing colt snipers on a Calstar GFGR875H . I always overthink things but have been successful staying flexible and adapting to what's going on. Being flexible with the ability to change up quickly during a bite can make or break a trip. I'll post how I...
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    3 Day Local Bluefin Gear

    I was thinking of crimping snap swivels on my 60# and 80 # reels to be able to quickly change out some premade flat fall and sinker rigs in various flouro strengths. Will the snap swivel with say 4'-5' of flouro to the flat fall keep me from getting bit?
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    3 Day Local Bluefin Gear

    Great advice guys. Can't wait to get out there!
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    3 Day Local Bluefin Gear

    I'm usually on a July 8 day but had to delay this year due to the Covid effect on my business. I'm on an 8 Day in October but was able to get away for a 3 day August 4th-7th on the RP. Below is a list of gear I have and was looking for suggestions on how to rig this gear. Any insight on Flouro...
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    Excel mid October 8 day

    Excited to finally start to think about preparing for this trip! Here is a list of my current gear. I'm going to add one more combo for the trip. Any recommendations on rigging current gear or what combo to add would be appreciated. Makaira 10SEA with Phenix Bl Diamond Hybrid 760XH...
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    Excel mid October 8 day

    I would agree. Although it would be nice to get back to Lupe for some redemption (Got Sharked a couple of years ago). It's probably a long shot under current conditions. Rocks/Ridge/Lupe, any of these would be great. Lets just hope the fleet can reopen safely and conditions begin to normalize.
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    Excel mid October 8 day

    God willing things can get back to normal and we can all safely enjoy our sport I love so much!, I am booked on the Pelagic 8 day October 17th-25th on the Excel. I usually fish July which takes us to the rocks/ridge where we generally see a lot of variety of fish caught. Can I expect the same...
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    Shimano Coltsniper Stick Bait

    What type/size hook would be good to swap out the treble hook with? Siwash?
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    Looking for a new casting rod on a 8 day....

    Thanks for catching my misquote! 30-60 is correct.
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    Looking for a new casting rod on a 8 day....

    I use a AVET HXJ raptor with Calstar GFGR875H (30#-60#) It's a versatile combo that gives me flexibility to switch from bait, to irons, to bombs. Richard
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    Summer Trips - Tuna or bust!

    This will be my fifth year back on a summer 8 day trip leaving early to mid July. I have enjoyed the variety of fish that have been available. 8 days typically gets us to the rocks/ridge. Last year the Tuna was scarce but I still managed to land 8-10 or so smaller school sized fish. The wahoo...