Recent content by vegasandre

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    Nighttime bait options for BFT?

    same as a sardine on a sinker rig.. or a dropper loop. nose hook and drop down 200 to 300 ft or drop down 50 ft off bottom when at HB . if you are lucky to get a live one or fresh dead..get ready for battle ..lol
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    Spinners the new norm for tuna?

    Only because you can't do it..lol
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    Furthest you’ve fished/furthest the fleet will go

    RP has a 22/19 Day scheduled for next FEB to "undisclosed location(s)" Should be interesting. Looking forward to the Unknown..
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    Nighttime bait options for BFT?

    BFT love squid... seen some crazy bites on Squid where even the crap spit up on deck was working well.. They also Love fresh Flying Fish on sinker rigs. If you are ever to be in a situation where a flying fish happens to fly on deck one night in the BFT zone(or big YFT zone) stick that puppy...
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    Spinners the new norm for tuna?

    Quality spinning gear- Stellas/Saltiga etc matched with the correct kind of popping or jigging gear can destroy Tuna of all sizes and IMO is the most fun kind of fishing of my lifetime.. The problem is this: On sub 60 lb or so fish - mostly anyone can do it. On over 100 or even 200 lb fish- Not...
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    BLUE FIN FLAT FALL ROD AND REEL COMBO

    I use them on both and on LR trips as well. Obviously the shorter rod is more dfficult (and the 1 speed reels as well ) after the fish is hooked... But- you can rail it at times (except the stella jig combo of course) and I still often do- and you can fish it for hours and hours without getting...
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    BLUE FIN FLAT FALL ROD AND REEL COMBO

    for the flat falls/vertical jigs here is what I use: 1- Large fish:100lb + fish and/or heavier jigs (250 gr-500 gr)- Jigging Master PE10 on a Black Hole Cape Cod 52n 450 gr 100 lb solid braid to usually 150lbs ish fluor. 2- Medium to Large fish 40lb-150lb fish (150 gr-300 gr jigs)-...
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    Thinking about buying a Truck...

    I typically like european SUVS but lately for some reason I want to buy trucks and guns..lol would love a new Land rover defender but... truck makes more sense right now..except for the rods part.
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    Thinking about buying a Truck...

    yeah. 20k in gear just hanging out lol...
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    Thinking about buying a Truck...

    thank you for all the great info and explaining the truck bed deal.. makes sense now.. man you got a killer deal on that limited . have to find something like that. loaded laramies are like 65 and limited 75k now . maybe get 5 or 6 k off.. low supply
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    Thinking about buying a Truck...

    very smart. thank you
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    my buddy had one of those. interesting truck.. you would think this would be more of a standard...

    my buddy had one of those. interesting truck.. you would think this would be more of a standard option for trucks..
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    Thinking about buying a Truck...

    Well I am finally thinking about buying a truck.. Pretty much had SUV's last 25 years May eventually be towing a boat and/or airstream or similar -but do not have the boat or airstream yet... the question that has always bothered me about trucks... WHERE THE HELL DO I PUT MY FISHING POLES...
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    9 ' Dinghy and 3.5 HP merc outboard $1250

    West Marine SB 275 4 person Dinghy + Mercury 3.5 HP 4 stroke WITH STAND all sold as a package. Dinghy is not registered and was used 2x at Catalina. Engine maybe has 10-20 hours on it. Dinghy has wood hard floor and foot air pump. dinghy manual here...
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    Passing of an industry legend!

    Jack is a legend. Fished with him several times. He always loved to hang out on top deck next to all his accurate setups, while chilling on his deck chair with his portable boom box playing good tunes. This guy was always smiling and always happy to help anyone. When it was his turn on the...