You're in the wrong state.....
Helluva deal for somebody! :cheers:
I classify ProTroll as junk because that's what the product is-the shittiest made flasher on the market
Source-I used to sell them and they...
Pro Troll = junk.
That bullshit is all over the place we have it in BC too-10 feet of rain a year and some jackass decides we need to 'save water'-WTH is wrong with...
Nice size for live bait Albacore fishing.
Without commenting directly on the Sea Striker product I can say with certainty that the 'double ended' swivel is not a new design.
Pacific & Atlantic Sails are the exact same species-they're smaller in the Gulf & the Caribbean but as you head east & south toward the other side...
Appears to be Leucistic
That's some cleaver!
Those big Humboldts are delicious!
That's the hotel business-see it here all the time.
10 pounds minimum 12 to 15 if you have a teenage nephew with arms of steel.
Check the cable to see if it's in good shape and post on the...
Beautiful turn of phrase that-downright poetical.
The line on that pole is far too long to swing the fish inboard easily.
Yes some of their mono is surprisingly good stuff-not available here in Canada so I had to order it from Bulgaria (seriously)
In future this latest bumbling will be seen as the Beginning of the End for BD.
It's carrying a tag of some sort in the dorsal fin.
I hate that shit.
Butts are hit 'n miss we got lots around Nootka last year but they were all small.
Are you flying in?
Because rental cars in Canada generally...
Catch a taxi down to Playa del Carmen for more options-or see if one of the charter operations there can arrange transportation I know they used...
I remember rolodexes.
Check for closures before booking-ask some questions and look for straight answers.
People get glow-in-the dark and UV mixed up.
UV is best in low light conditions up high in the water column-GITD is best when bait with...
Love the name!
Those Velella were all over the BC coast last year-and it was a notably poor year for Albies.
Yes trolling lures are run so far back most people can't see them it's the only way to get a bite.
It's interesting that Tuna aren't afraid of a...
Haven't fished poppers at Qamea but have done the shallow island barrier reefs and lagoons as mentioned-fish are definitely interested but the...
Arneson drive-the RCMP boat here uses similar.
What do you use to play that file?
That's what I thought-the store as linked is a long established tackle/outdoor operation on Vancouver Island/nor is it being sold to Chevron.
Well posted Tony I see that being fat doesn't mean you can't use Google.
But the question remains-why travel all that way for something available...
You drove hundreds of miles and took two expensive ferry rides to buy fishing licences?
Or did you hit a store just north of the border?
Queenfish-it says so right on the photo.
There's a guy who posts on Alan Tani's board who does well but it's very weather dependent.
I'd fish those Hootchies for sure.
Probably the biggest Black Rockfish I've ever seen-yet the floor of the boat is paved with squibs.
In terms of maintenance-particularly scheduled maintenance I've seen similar in Ecuador-miles offshore in the roiling Humboldt Current an ancient...
And the closer you are to an airport the more expensive duct tape is-merchants know what they're selling.
No I never camp near the city.
Crabbing is fabulous right now but will drop off later in the season-males only 6.5" across the back.
Mike the two places closest worth trying are off the south end of Bowen Island (aka The Hump) and along the east coast of Vancouver Island less...
Yes Tuna are often out there but I've only caught them out of Zihua while trolling standard feathers & daisy chains it's a long haul and most...
My own experience is that most Fijian reefs have been hit hard I even heard dynamite being used at night-apparently that's stopped out on the...
Lots of huge Bigeye out of Salinas in Ecuador but local charters would need to be convinced that Tuna was worth it as is they're all about Marlin.
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Those were rare as popeshit even before Cousins went out of business.
Jansen is The Man he has a store but it's moved since I was there last-has a website too.
If you're sober enough after dinner trying casting where the resort lights shine onto the water-a rattlin' plug can be quite effective but...
It sure is odd looking, and what is that little cabin for a Kid's playroom?
Yeah that's over near Hornby Island where the big Herring spawn is on right now.
No it's not legal but that's never stopped anyone those fucking...
Well some of the operations use downriggers-tons of info online if you search in Spanish
Lots of everything-ever heard of a guy from Wenatchee named Clancy?
He works out of a...
Two are Mirrolures and another is a Yo Zuri-helluva deal for someone.
All by legendary local producer Tomic
If you don't see them sunning/warming up during the day they aren't there at all any time.
Not much for Halibut on the Inside.
Asking on https://www.sportfishingbc.com/forum/index.php?forums/saltwater-fishing-forum.30/ will get you more...
Certainly an interesting development
Mexico to close infamous island penal colony
Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says he will...
Words to live & fish by.
That site has had 'technical issues' for years and no one seems to give a shit I've heard the same thing about people trying to register at least...
Cabo-hookers 'n blow 24/7.
(this is BD after all)
Common in the tackle business.
Not the fish of a lifetime but several lifetimes!
Felicitaciones to all involved I'm sure it was a team effort.
I'm thinking of heading to Bahia Solano in early-mid July maybe I'll see you on the water.
Are there none in Bahia Solano?
Because I've done well on a flood tide out of Salinas down in Ecuador.
Very Cool -Thanks for posting this Brad.
PS-if you need bait to catch Coho you don't know how to fish.
In Seattle the term 'party boat' has quite a different meaning.
Anyone who would intentionally hurt an animal is capable of doing the same to humans.
This is a hard one he was a great educator.
OK this is the other US made operation I was trying to remember
Do a search on Alan Tani's forum and you'll see why.
I have a bunch all bought on EBay they were cheap to buy and fast to ship.
I see this outfit bought Cousins skirt making operation (I'm Not Affiliated)
Moving in that direction here in BC as well
One of each usually does it.
Beautiful fish/hasn't missed too many meals-until that last one.
I'd be Very Careful on those beaches with kids that age-or any age-the swell is sneaky, nasty & can be huge.
Do some searching/see what outfit will do shared charters there are dozen & dozens-you have some emailing to do.
Although in then end it might be...
LOL-wish I knew the Japanese language word for bullshit-someone with that much business experience knows exactly what he's doing and how much he's...
Cliquez Ud Aqui
The Caribbean fish is definitely heavier in the front end and overall much longer.
Anyway you're all forgetting the Ecuadoran Monster.
Wrong time of year for good fishing.
So who are these people?
Surprised you YFT fans haven't seen this thread about the world record YFT taken in the DR....
How old would a fish that size be?
Wait and hit the boats on the beach upon arrival/talk to the people you'll actually be fishing with-no agents or pimps
Roger-this is the Florida forum.
If you're on Facebook contact Paco Saca he knows the scene there inside out.
Visited Westport for the first time in decades this past summer-walking the docks I was impressed with the nice looking 6 packs available since I...
I'm Old School-Chupacabra.
OK they're all showing now maybe it was something to do with this site.
Looks cold in any case.
Images aren't showing.
Dead is good!
Meltons is 15% off everything bought online.
Bamboo is cheaper works just as well.
You know you can buy new pads for the end right?
Definitely a Sabre look to it.
Mexicans chased him out.
Some use a half cut off hook attached to the drone body and just tip the drone to the side to release the line.
aka the Goat Pen
Quite agree maybe non-ball people have different shaped hands.
I've eaten them in Fiji they're good but not as good as Yellowtail.
I've seen a Marlin take a Seabird off the surface.
I read about one guy-a professional hockey player-who told kids with no costumes they had to do sit ups & push ups if they wanted anything.
Bought a number of things from them-no issues at all.
Contact this guy he's been very helpful in the past
Good to hear the Leadertech product held up-haven't been too impressed since they went to 'white label' goods.
Did you win the lottery?
Battered is even better.
There are five large inlets on the outside Vancouver Island that would work for you-guys with outfits like yours trailer to them & fish all summer...
I read on another site his health took a turn for the worse so he started working on that and has let the site slide-apparently he's feeling...
Thanks for posting this.
Gradys are Very Popular here in BC you'll be Welcome wherever you go.
The west coast of Vancouver Island in particular is Grady Country and...
As slow as possible then throw out a bucket so you're going slower.
Maybe I should have said 'Salmon' hooks.
He's 100% correct they are Salmon hooks nothing more.
Can be bought cheap at commercial fishing stores (not sure if there are any left in SoCal) or restaurant equipment supply places.
Try using a spawn sack so the stuff doesn't wash out so quickly.
I drove right by there a few weeks ago-should have stopped by.
The site is still up & running but no answer to emails except some weird spam shit.
It's in a National Park so No Lead and 100% C&R for everything except Lake Trout.
That's why people use Salmon hooks
Sea Otters have decimated Crab stocks all along WCVI as mentioned it's hardly worth your while now.
At your service it looks delicious-I notice we both use the same knife!
Call Westport Charters they have a number of boats maybe they have a pots for you-nice people & a great operation Call don't email
Something like Albacore flavoured butter and that's probably how I'll eat most of it the secondary smoking was an experiment that turned out...
With the plenitude of Albacore Tuna here in Casa Whalebreath it's time for some new recipes-this one came to me just as the fishing day ended....
The Tornado and it was 10 people not 20.
50-60 miles SW.
Over all slow fishing-jig fish, occasionally single live bait fish and back on the troll-overall take for 20 anglers 30 fish.
I'm headed out on the Tornado out of Westport in a few days and things don't sound too promising at all-this board is usually alive with reports...
The Fraser is a big secret.
X2-had mine for ages-a quality product.
I've heard as many as 15 million are expected this year and early reports show some stupid easy fishing we limited-4 each-in an hour today....
Call you local retailer-I got mine at Bass Pro.
Best I've found yet
The Good News is that most of the fuel was removed.
And a kicker on the bait tank- I'm sure the Coast Guard would approve.
Sasame made in Japan-cheaper from online stores in Singapore or Vietnam.
This just came up on Sportfishing BC-a tube of properly sized heat shrink on the middle tine works well.
Some heavy restrictions on catch limits around Sooke these days-call Roy and see what he says
For Coho I use a Stradic 4000 and a 9' /15# or 20# spinning rod-currently own Daiwa and Seeker both are excellent.
Is that accurate?
I had no idea it was anywhere near that effective.
Blame Salmon fishermen-they started it.
Yes and it's not the first and IIRC not the second time this same drama queen of an operation has ended up roasted in a thread like this.
Maybe next time don't use a Zebco.
That's a very fishy looking wake lots of prime spots for jet heads, etc.
I was looking to pick up a few of their Salmon rods but couldn't track down a dealer with stock-now I know why.
Especially Cabeza Roja-been that way pretty much forever.
If you can find someone who sticks close to the original Yamaha design then you'll have a solid sea worthy boat-sadly most companies cut as many...
Victoria Island is a chunk of frozen rock in the Arctic ocean.
Victoria is the city.
Vancouver Island is 500km long, 80 km wide, and has a...
Fished July 16, 17 & 18 mostly around Maquinna and the wash rock near there.
Day One-quite slow over all a few small Hali in the blazing sun....
Looks like a total PITA.
This I like/been looking for something like it for a while.
Sell the old stuff cheap/give it away and buy new.
Same with me-no postings/none.
Well this site is always under attack that I have noticed.
They're fine for fish up to 50# or so.
Try calling at 06:00 hrs my neighbour's cousin's friend said it worked once for someone he used to work with.
There's no dog like a fishin' dog!
Somewhere a vegan is crying himself to sleep.......:nopity:
Look for info on Australian fishing forums.
In layman's terms what happens to the heated screw- I thought metal expanded with heat but WTH do I know?
Poor timing I went once at that time and never again-it's windy/cold and fishing is marginal-you know you're screwed when all the windsurfers show up.
That's why Cali googans wish Albies would come back.
Some nice shots but the 'music' is crap.
What about San Jose Del Cabo?
Lots of nice quieter places to stay and good fishing nearby
You mean Panga fishing out of place like Puerto Escondido & Huatulco?
Like most of the Mexican nearshore Pacific coast the area has been hit hard...
Must have been 6' long!
Long video but well worth watching.
In Tonga since the often erupt underwater they spew out a lot of pumice as shown-shitty pic but I wasn't trying too hard- it covered large areas...
Hawaii isn't in the South Pacific but most of you people don't know that my experience has been in Tonga & Fiji-more places you probably haven't...
Sad that all those so-called 'high end' places serve shitty farmed Salmon.
Erupting Volcanoes always means fishing goes to shit- seen it in the South Pacific too.
All your Cali rods are too short Salmon give the Best fight on a longer rod-9', 10', 11'.
In any case if you're taking a charter they supply...
Are 12,000 a year sold?
Call a tackle store you know well and ask the manager how many he sells in a year.
Hey look at all the Cali googan tough guys!
This must be BD.
It's been my experience that what Central Americans call 'Albacora' is the toothy white meat Bonito known as Barralette in Mexico.
Typical Cali googan can't tell the difference between a Seal and a Sealion.
You need better pics that rug as a background looks like shit-good prices though..
LOL-Sounds like me!
BTW this is perfect
I don't think you've looked very hard at all.
Well posted-Thanks for that!
Less than half that in Canada and I paid around $2/lb on sale-maybe because no one buys it.
Check out your old account if you remember the details
It's not flour made from Coconut meat as such it's made from what's left after the milk is removed and it's cheap for a reason it's just not good...
I have and it's nothing too special/wouldn't bother doing it again-actually looks better than it tastes Coconut flour is too dry and sticks in the...
Well he doesn't ship to Vancouver so Fuck Him.
No more Mexican boats targeting Bluefin in Mexican waters- for the rest of this year anyway.
Collars are for grilling not soup.
I've seen some monsters taken out in the Humboldt Current 100kg fish barely rate a mention and I've seen one that was an easy 150kg-is the one...
It'll probably be a longish topshot/have some Maxima Ultragreen but need to fill a couple other reels.
No need for Fluorocarbon recommendations...
That market is gone it's all moved to the suburbs.
Yeah I'm viewing on desktop it's great looking site-clean and easy to view.
Had a quick look last night and found it easier to navigate it's certainly better looking.
Wraps remind me of some of the old Seeker looks and I mean that in the most positive way.
Rare as popeshit.....
Pics aren't showing.
Green Onion Pancakes!
Some long time customers were nasty pieces of work as well.
Deadly Dick made in Campbell River is what you want-all sizes but the rings/hooks should be strengthened good for trolling waythehellback too.
There's been ownership 'issues' the past number of years- it's supposed to have stabilised now but I have no first hand experience.
It's easiest to use a big spinning reel-open the bail and you're good to go.
I think you mean 2019.
You can buy local net pen raised Cobia in Central America & Mexico so they're around already- net pens are always busting up.
These are Killer Salmon spoons if they're feeding on Anchovy-cut the swivel off and troll off the downrigger about 2.5mph-colours are perfect as...
No need to apologise I appreciate the info- as mentioned they are expensive and reports are mixed.
'57 or '58 deep in the northern Ontario bush where we lived-that's my Uncle Mike holding a Sturgeon that probably came out of the river...
Easier to find parts for a more modern reel.
A rattlin' crankbait can work wonders in low light conditions.
It's all right here in front of you-now the work begins.
Boat or helicopter access only not much for hiking although there are lots of old logging roads mouldering away in the...
Butt section looks too long for a single action reel outfit.
That reminds me why I stopped using Mustads for river fishing-same reason hook eye imperfections abrading line.
Any thoughts on one vs the other?
Have used Owner Cutting point for years never thought a hook could be better for Salmon but those Mustad Ultras...
Just bought two more at Bass Pro last week finally they're selling the ones with pistol grips here-the old ones sure take a beating and...
Not if there's a half case of liquor and an 8 ball apiece.
Or the kind of business being conducted-a small car rental business for instance is going to be charged higher fees no matter what.
Sounds like you have little experience and a lot of preconceptions so it's difficult to advise you.
Interesting to see the fear & ignorance from people who know SFA about bracketing and outboards-not surprising though considering the idiotic...
Job Well Done!
I've caught those in Central America but nowhere near that size.
Finally a use for that crap.
I like the sound of that!
It's not a well run business and that's being polite.
Yes this is important and saves getting a downrigger ball thrown through your windshield by some pissed off Halibut fisherman.
Most beaches in front of hotels are No Fishing zones that's why there's so little info hotels keep what fish are around as pets for tourist...
Those are Killer on Albacore-you guys remember Albies don't cha?
Doesn't the Coast Guard enforce passenger limits?
Is 80 people on an 80' boat really happening?
I had no idea they were still in business-Thanks for the link.
Too bad there's no fishing in the video I see someone dragging something on top that's it.
Nice to see they stayed more or less sober-unusual for...
FWIW-Charkbait was cut off from Shimano-booted hard & high- for trying to undercut the MSRP which as far as Shimano goes is set in stone.
Not long enough.
Maybe some of you old codgers remember your Dad using these for whatever-saw them on EBay in a pile of largely useless stuff....
The issue in many places throughout Central America and the Caribbean is finding people to fish- my experience has been that most guys are content...
That aluminum coloured unit looks like murder.
Looks like something made by the French company Vivif in the 60's....
That stretch of coast has been fished to death by small scale longliners -sportfishing hasn't been worth anyone's while for years now.
A Texan of my acquaintance lives in Manila and loves fishing but as Scott says infrastructure is poor and most people fish the reefs for food and...
As soon as your Chinese Masters allow you to use it.
Anyway why don't you guys start a good old fashioned letter writing campaign?
That outta do...
OK maybe this thing called the Internet hasn't reached back into whatever backwoods hollow you inhabit but that fact is that...
Since you when is Mexican interdiction capability your specialty?
Haven't you seen the anti drug boats being used against unlicensed fishing in...
Have you heard of satellites?
FYI-it's easy as pie to take constant photos of remote places on the planet from out in space.
Ukee inshore last two weeks of August/Herring only/You're Welcome.
Tarpon down on the Pacific coast of Colombia now too-been there for a while
I wonder how many here know that Clipperton is French territory?
And a permit is necessary to visit?
That permit must be obtained from the...
FFS what a clown show.
International shipping isn't working.
No not any more.
Ship via Post Office never use a courier company they are the ones gouging you.
Monster Pompano! :appl:
[ATTACH] Laugh all you want but that lure does a fabulous job of imitating juvenile Sauries which Albacore feed on-they are also great trolling...
Replace hooks/rings before using
Cast out/count to 5 retrieve at a medium pace
Cast out/count to 10 burn it back
YoYo as per SOP
Music is garbage/detracts from viewing the video-what's wrong with using Nicaraguan music?
Oh no it works-even seen Squid flashing lights as they flee a predator?
Ever seen bioluminescent baitfish?
Keep the bar out of the water as much as possible for optimum results.
You never seen fish for sale?
Anything with Strontium aluminate
I use this stuff it's cheap and easy
Busses are cheap all over Latin America and go everywhere don't be a chickenshit gringo cabron.
Yeah Jurel if it's a larger model Mojarra for smaller ones of whatever.
#2-Run it behind the whitewash
Actual optimal trolling speed depends on many factors see how it looks back there and speed up/slow down depending...
Some real beauties there-are your flies tied on barbless hooks?
I'm thinking of all the fast/clean releases.
If you want Swords use (free) Atlantic Salmon for bait that's what they use in Florida and it works.
Halibut, Prawns, Crab.
Kastking is the same Chinese made shit under a different name.
Almost bought a TICA rod a few days ago until I realised that both Shimano & Daiwa...
Fijians eat a lot of fish!
Very Cool post!
Maxima Ultra Green is like that they have few other products that are stiffer but they're harder to find.
Bad Bad News All Around
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Lots of RCA's-Rockcod Conservation Areas be damned sure you're not fishing in one it's an easy thing to do since the DFO website is such a POFS.
They're all over the coast right up to Alaska.
South toward Barra de Potosi-take a cab from Ixtapa and arrange to have him pick you up later in the day don't rely on Barra taxis they aren't...
There's no net deployed.
Here we go again....
I'm surprised admin here hasn't pointed out that people can use this site to store their photos.
No-if you read the newspaper article carefully (it's not very well written) the decision to put an undercover officer aboard happened after the...
A great site and excellent pricing!
If you want to do it yourself
Those buyers look at the fat in the meat first or so I'm told.
4" is generally the size of those Sandlance where I fish-anything with a little Glow tape is what I like- that & Green anything.
If you want a quality handmade metal spoon that imitates Needlefish well try these
He has others but I've only...
How are you going to keep the ball @ 150' when going Tuna speed?
Because that ball is going to end up right on top @ 6-8mph.
OTOH in WA state...
Poorly made vague video.
Sometime called 'hair clips' and generally only available online from Asia even though lots of other places have small bait-can be both cast &...
Not a hope in Hell of that happening in my country and the last SoCal LR boat who tried doing business in WA state ran home/sold out a few years...
Sounds like the Beginning of the End for the LR business overall.
Very Cool but the Coolest part is the Lucha Libre T-shirt the Captain is wearing!
Nice Spanish Macs-exceptionally nice-now clean up the last few pics Please- ask a Mod's help if you need assistance editing.
Do Not buy this stuff OK!?
I bought some over the winter because the formulation sounded interesting but my experience has been 100%...
I'm always astounded at how much stock the Japanese stores carry- shelves & racks are stuffed a sign of a well funded business with tremendous...
Drive up to Ilwaco this guy has a big enough boat might have two of them by now
Is that an injury behind the dorsal fin?
It's a sobering video for sure-one thing that saved them was that for all their inexperience they aren't stupid and they didn't panic.
I mean the ZTWF - Large size Tuna Feathers the feathers/skirts on these are shot so I figure a couple new skirts should make them more appealing....
Que piensa cabron?
Note-if you're too stupid to enter a vote I understand this is BD after all.
Bill very few guys here in Vancouver use BD- try this one instead
No-sell them now.
Dorado/MahiMahi with Capt Jona/Kadavu Island Fiji
It's a fish sales dock and won't be closed- that is not going to happen.
What the article doesn't say is that it's a Fish Sales dock and although no fish are allowed to be gutted or filleted by the commercial operators...
That skirt is a standard Yamashita pattern a Hawaiian operation like POP should handle it-or phone Melton's.
You never know what you'll find in a swamp.
I haven't fished Guatemala-they sure charge a lot though.
I take my own cushion that doubles as a PFD and if I'm paying $500 for a Panga there'd...
16 oz Jap feather should do the trick
Never been impressed with those Mirrolures although they do have their place the speed you're going it's going to blow out of the water especially...
It's easy to hire a panga anywhere in Latin America-head down to the beach and start talking to people inspect each boat you see and be as...
No he's mistaken.
The guy closest to the grenade explosion died of internal injuries.
Interesting info from down south where they seem to keep every little squib-no one here in BC will keep one just too many better fish to eat.
The RCMP boats use them here-blazing fast.
Shimano doesn't give a shit what you want-why would they-millions of those models sold and once people own them they can do WTH they want.
There have been pics of a few plastic replicas (+ or -) made by different people but rarely any followup-either they didn't work or they worked...
Congratulations Patrick I've gathered some excellent ideas off your great website-Thanks!
That guy is always posting when he's drunk this isn't the first time he's embarrassed himself here.
Link not working.
All kind of options on the market already I doubt you have anything new to offer.
Used to be a lot of large Barracuda before the locals ate them all.
You have a friend called Google.
Despite the name it's not the same fish in Baja as in Florida-google is your friend.
Use those for bait do you?
I saw the subject line and thought 'Since I have a little time I'll look @ some tree fail vids on youtube' and god almighty is it funny!
I've used the Gibbs Farr Better Flasher in the past but found it quite abrasive on the mainline.
And for whatever reason it's never caught on...
1-Traps not P*ts
2-Prawns not Shr*mp
Fishing is a blood sport!
Arty-looking shot no idea how this happened
Helluva deal for somebody!
No Halibut locally-I suppose you could fly to the west coast of the island but you'd need to charter a plane ($$$$)
Best Salmon charters...
Jeff Rogers does a report here every month have a look around and see if his MO appeals
They can be trolled but you have to go slow.
Used a similar product in the South Pacific birds were crazy for them but fish wouldn't touch them.
Yeah he should try owning a Dodge truck in a place like Vancouver BC where it rains at least 5 feet a year I had mine for over a dozen years and...
Too bad BD is too lazy/stupid to ship internationally-what a pack of losers!
Contact Ocean Active
Head south & watch for that swell.
Not for ages now No
I bet Coyotes in that neighbourhood are fat & sassy.
They'll hire fleets of local Pangas to fish from.
His wife threw him out and he washed up in a small coastal town on Vancouver Island-he's still playing the hero on facebarf.
Downrigger balls weigh better.
Why would a Mexican post his photo on a forum full of pinche uniligual cabrones like you?
I bought this stuff on EBay it works fine
I've heard that about Steelhead too.
Forget those Shimano jigs- Halibut generally don't move too far for dinner although if you hit one the head he'll eat it.
I was walking to work in the cold & dark today thinking the same thing I could use a hit of sun & fish.
Hey people need something to bitch about-it's BD after all.
Imagine the reek on one of those boats with all those pissy smelling carcasses!?
Yes Teaser heads are legal I own dozens both Herring & Anchovy.
Yes you can Chum some people attach Chum bag to their Halibut anchor line for...
That's posted here all the time has been since it came out.
Cool shot of a perfectly hooked fish one of the Best I've ever seen
More Green ones.
That was no doubt a 'Mexican 50' which is 25-30 in the real world.
The worst jerky I ever ate was Wahoo-ended up throwing it up in fact.
Delicious eating too those Spanish Mackerel.
Prime Time for Sails if you want to head offshore.
My experience in Fiji that Green isn't too effective unless it's really windy and the water is all stirred up/fish can't see much.
Lock down the...
Look on EBay for older Made in USA Penns-they're more money than the Chinese made newer ones but worth every dime.
Now you tell me! :confused:
Thanks I just grabbed one we use Glo here too.
Or you could use a drone to take your bait out into the zone and drop it exactly where you want it that's what lots of people are doing now.
No-that Arbogast stuff is still made today and still works I have box full of it too but it's not worth anything.
No offshore fishing in Belize (too far to the dropoff) just inshore squibs-take Steelhead gear.
Yes far too many internet hyaenas here.
It will have seen some hard service in Alaska so should be surveyed very carefully.
The arrows sure look small when they hit those animals which of course shows us how large the animals are.
I see that Double A lures is offering an 18" model of their wooden marauder-like units.
Leaving aside the eye watering price-$179.95-what has...
You Da Man!
Yes other people's posts but not yours-the way this software works is that you have already read that thread so it's not 'new to you' so you don't...
We often use rolling baits & lures and quality swivels are a must.
Thanks for your input Jim I'll keep them for Salmon trolling.
Take your Salmon gear-Sailfish aren't aren't all that strong but the surface fight makes them fun for a while.
Ordered some ball bearing swivels from American Fishing Wire-typical pack of lying corporate shysters that they are
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No I don't take drugs at all.
Finally you got one right-send me $5,000 and I'll let you join my fan club.
Part of the reason is that Dennis Braid is an abrasive little character who rubs a lot of people the wrong way and the other part is his incessant...
Looks like a Sword
Quality gear- all the right colours!
The end of an era great that it was fine day
A little more info on the ship's long history...
The Steelhead stuff for the beach is a good idea it can be used in a kayak too it's just a little long.
OMFG that is a monster!
Not yet No.
No pics yet
They can be fried in a pan so humans can eat them too.
You need to change your gallery 'open to public viewing'.
.22 LR would do the job with less hassle and you could just pitch the pistol after a few hundred fish.
If you do a search on "Puerto Peñasco " there's all kinds of info already posted.
Great looking boat out of Ilwaco
Surprised to see someone allowed to fish in bare feet.
100% the truth and it all comes down to management not being able or willing to respond to changing market conditions- people are fishing...
Ocean fishing is many times better than snagging half dead slugs in a river.
It's typical BD ass kissing the usual suspects here love nothing more.
I hope you get to eat it all yourself (!)
If it's Scomber Japonicus you're talking about I've heard it's OK if it's bled, gutted and slapped on the barbie right then & there-I've eaten it...
Anyway some one will buy Calstar and then the usual suspects can spend their time here slagging the company just like they did with Seeker-happens...
I own one of the Cabelas freshwater sticks-an excellent product.
Someone nominate Thrasher rods for ugliest new product this decade.
I've used mine as a 40# jig reel throwing iron to schoolie YFT in the tropics no idea how much drag it puts out but it's smooth as stick of butter...
Yeah my Uncle used one when I was a kid that's him holding the Sturgeon and me taking credit (!) sometime in the mid to late 50's.
Buy some small jetheads-lure heads only- and use the hootchies for Tuna 4" is perfect...
Did you land the handline fish?
If you live near a 'horsey' area then Flexx wrap is sold @ tack shops-cheap too.
That's one of the reasons you have a Navy and they know the business-they're not quite as aggressive as the Indonesians but they can be when...
Full moon tides see large schools of Jurel feeding on area beaches easy catching usually.
There are 3 Puertos Escondidos on the Pacific coast if you mean the one in Oaxaca fishing used to be good before longliners decimated stocks there...
Ukee over Port Hardy unless it's just Coho but you'll be late for Spring Salmon anyway unless you stay @ China Creek and fish Alberni Inlet in...
You mean Colombia
So I said I'd do it and I did and the result is...NBD.
It's fine as per the pics fried Halibut always is but the flour itself imparts little...
Looks like an *ntr*d*r......
You're not funnin' us are you Mike?
I see some outstanding work here but the photos often fail-that's not a criticism it's just the toughest image to present in a truly...
Mike-check with your caregivers they might have your meds mixed up.
What device are you using that you can't view the page?
I'm on an old handcranked desktop Win10/Chrome & can see it fine.
Good work-bright but not garish/well balanced.
Splashing on top.
A beached boat is probably lifted mechanically/dragged onto it's trailer, launching is probably done in the early AM when it's calmer.
A couple of those trailers sure look flimsy used under those conditions.
And speaking of conditions those guys doing the wrangling should be...
You Da Man!
There's a lure you can see part of in the bottom of the original photo maybe that was it.
That's 50% more than new!
Who is the fucking asshole who keeps sending me dud messages about some survey that doesn't exist?
He's holed up in Tofino BC still has his Grady White and does occasional Salmon & Halibut charters.
I know his wife threw him out a few years...
Local high liners like Danny Osuna are famous for being picky about bait and they'll pay the price/put in the time to catch it themselves if they...
Could be a good downrigger reel.
Eric the owner of Eric's Tackle has a large collection of Bone Jigs as regulars here know.
I thought he was a Mod on this board but could be...
Yeah Tackledirect has the software that makes shopping easy.
Angler's Choice has always been easy to use/good service in the past just haven't...
Some fabulous News from Howe Sound
Jeff Rogers-he posts a review of Kona fishing on BD @ the end of every month and you can tell he's not a Bee Ess artist.
Now that is beautiful!
That's weak even for BD.
That's SOP for BD.
When Albies are on schools of Sauries these are killer-cast or trolled-switch the hooks & rings though.
Now it's bigotry to tell the simple truth about someone's lack of experience & tendency to mendacity?
¡Fuck you pinche cabron!
The fact is that someone like me who lives in a thriving multi ethnic metropolis is exposed to different cultures/their...
How do they know the boats are Japanese?
Most Mexicans can't tell the difference between Korean, Japanese, & Chinese even with a pistola to their...
No Halibut worth the catching on the Inside I mean it happens but not with any frequency.
Guides generally clean & bag maybe Finest at Sea on...
These are two of the the Best operations in town
I have no first hand experience with this outfit...
Killer deals here-some of the Best I've ever seen anywhere.
That's a common rig in some fisheries where water is exceptionally clear and bait is small, use a live bait hook in the hootchie and just crimp it...
And this was caught last month literally within sight of Oak Bay just a few miles from downtown Victoria.
If you don't get any fish...
I like your style Mike-ever thought of going into politics?
Some countries require passports & exit visas for their citizens but not the USA.
Paintball gun, frozen cartridges.
Halibut in Green Thai Curry
It was a Shark and you never had a chance-don't sweat it.
Yeah a few weeks back we were told that the 'New Server' was going to be 'In The Fucking Cloud' but it all amounts to a dry fart in a windstorm.
They should have someone who speaks English doing the video.
These are the Best-ask any Hawaiian lure maker...
Glad to hear Sportco came through foe you that's Old School customer service of the Best type!
A tad late with this my camera was lost for a bit.
Oak Bay BC Marina
Obligatory blaze-of-sunrise shots
Sure lookin' tasty!
Definitely a scam
Ed Kunze is a guy who's been in the are for a long time he posts here on occasion-seems to specialise in Roosters these days but I'm sure you...
Capt. Danny Gomez
011 52 322 103 5688 (cell)
011 52 329 295 5397 (home)
Email: [email protected]
We troll these waythehellandgone back and Albies jump all over them-you remember Albies don't you?
Lotsa variety with a hardworking Captain & crew-helluva trip!
Someone posted a while back about taking a drone with him out on one of the LR boats to try something like this but I never saw the report maybe...
Megabaits are you Best bet if used right, Swimbaits sometime but don't hold your breath, the rest occasionally.
Hmm... I never considered that.
To show how he could blow his oil company pay cheques faster than anyone else.
Of course now a lot of those jobs are gone......
FWIW-I used to...
I've lived & fished here for over 40 years and this is the first I've heard of something like that-there's a Freshwater licence and a Saltwater...
This new company that produces a product that looks a helluva lot like Penns just got a rave review over on Hull Truth-they do servicing as well....
This latest upgrade is buggering things up again.
Bamboo makes for great outriggers.
Rare as popeshit.
The main advantage of fishing in BC this season is that your money will go at least 25% further because of the exchange rate.
Also BC lodges...
That southern Bluefin in the video is a hog and it's not the first time I've seen vids of large units taken with spinning gear-anyone who says...
No that's just some 'expert' talking out his ass.
That rig will be fine and if it's that windy no one will be fishing anywhere-but that doesn't...
It's always been bad and posters are constantly fed a line of Bee Ess about how the latest upgrade will fix everything but it changes very little.
If you're going to go spectra then you'll need to pay attention to the wheel on the pulley it maybe have some rough spots from dealing with cable...
Lotsa Puget Sound Springs around the city lately-not my pics but you get the idea.
See where is says S-C-O-T-T-Y?
That's who makes those they are an older model as you might imagine and the one on the left has had the arm...
There are No Fish Here!
I used to charge $1 apiece of course the Boss didn't know I was being paid on the side by rich customers I did it mostly on Sunday when he wasn't...
it's in Ladner and closer than Berry's which is in Richmond-Berry's is a full service tackle store though lots of...
Exactly that's why they keep putting people off.
The idea that some group of ticket holders is going to hold Volaris responsible is a laugher...
Did you pay with a credit card?
Because if you did then you might have some recourse-if not you should know that 'una semana mas' in Spanish...
Very cool-Thanks for posting!
I love Colombia it's a fabulous country full of wonderful people.
OK so that's how the local guy is doing Salmon Spoons-he's using the competition's powder.
These are all you need
One teaspoon of Brandy in each jar-domestic product will do no need for expensive stuff.
Westport is small time/bush league operation with little of the infrastructure anglers in SoCal are accustomed to-the few 6 packs operations are...
Truth hurts, eh?!
After all the 'upgrading' that's gone on here the owners still don't have a fucking clue.
It remains to be seen what will happen to recreational fishing once the marine reserve is established
If the price is right-like $1 each.
Use a doubled line and forget the improvement.
Kiss you warranty Good Bye!
Illegal for gringos Yes.
Sails are the Cocker Spaniel of the billfish world-not very smart, NFG to eat but fun to have around anyway.
It's the same in Fiji inshore or offshore- if it's windy they might give it a sniff but that's it.
It's Open Season 365 days/year for anyone with a simple hunting licence here now.
You've got a lot of nerve putting a pic of hipster beer on BD-just sayin...
Insurance adjusters love pics the one I had for a claim wanted to visit my place after a ripoff in a remote backwoods hellhole so I said Sure-once...
That's just the cheapest Chinese tackle anyone could slap their name on-nothing special at all.
If you're not too loaded after dinner head down to the water's edge where hotel lights hit the water and use a rattlin' crankbait-all kinds of fun.
Those booze prices are stupid expensive as bad as here in Canada.
And $4.00 for a bottle of water?
Trotac is a marine chandlery/commercial store that's gone into sportfishing gear in a big way the past few years always worth a look and the only...
Forgot that it might not recognise my old printer-Yup it doesn't.
Yes they're at least that old but being just pieces of wire it shouldn't make any difference as long as they were stored dry which is what it...
Most Albacore trollers prefer doubles but there are lures that run better with singles and these antique English-made hooks are exactly right for...
Great video-love Sol Okarina!
Yes the 1028 but it's far from the best option, it's clumsy to store and the gunnel still needs backing of some kind also if you're going for 15#...
Another thing about Sprinters-people who've never driven or ridden one often think they have a Big Plush Feel when on the road-they don't they're...
One mod a lot of people do-install a handle on the body to the right of the driver's side door-helps boost aging bodies up the steps & into the...
Too heavy-I used to have a Penn International for Halibut but sold it for just that reason.
The toxin in Sculpin spines is neutralised by heat so cooking the Yellowtail eliminates any issue.
I drove Mercedes Sprinters doing tours up to Whistler for a few years-they are very solid vehicles on a scale of 1-10 I'd say a 9.
They'd be 10...
Found this add on Ebay
-looks like a Killer Price for Owner SSW 6/0 hooks if it's a 22 count pack the only issue I can see is that the person who...
Looks like shit-as per SOP.
If you're looking for a deal on an outstanding reel widely used here in BC have a look @ this unit from Harbour Chandler in Nanaimo on Vancouver...
People think of the Caribbean as some calm glassy sea but I've had my ass kicked there a number of times the whole place is a wind bowl.
Southern Tuna Hook
Do you have a pic of that lure?
People in California forget what an advantage the availability of live bait gives them that's not the case in many places.
The deckhands on some...
I was just out on a boat with this setup last weekend-300# mono really takes a kicking.
There's another one going in around Barra de Navidad
That's quality gear!
Can't see where OP did any offshore fishing.
Okuma makes some too.
Cabelas has better clothing for sure-haven't bought anything from Bass Pro in ages....
Thanks to transient Orcas those starring citizens of the sea
Good lures-they aren't wood though.
Mexicans call everything Mojarra I've even seen freshwater fish called that.
So Woodland WA is still in the USA right?
Thanks it's been a few years since I drove down.
That is lying bullshit posted by the same lying fuck who's been told off here countless times.
Try posting here http://alantani.com/index.php?board=9.0
Because those boats are pathetic and people who use them have lives of quiet desperation.
I guess most posters here remember these-this one is the largest caught in the Bamfield Tuna Shootout held annually-weather was an issue this year...
A little but just ankle covering.
Been on all kinds of different boats never had an issue with the Jobber soles marking up anyone's deck.
FWIW-Jobbers are also great for wet weather cycling.
Yup anywhere in the world.
There's this invention called 'pockets' damnedest thing ever done to a pair of pants-or a jacket even.
Sure but the issue then would be 'is the whole fish Sushi grade-was it bled & iced properly'?
The filets or loins or fletches you see @ a place...
deleted so as to not upset the inhabitants.
FWIW-You can use much of your Northern Pike gear for casting to Jacks (& whatever else is around) from the beach just be sure to rinse it...
What you call a 'hatchet marlin' is in fact a Longbill Spearfish.
Not nearly as much as you think.
Saw that in Mexico once the Good News is that the deckhand was a strong wiry kid who moved fast enough so that he was just grazed.
It would be even more impressive if you could spell the name of the country you were fishing in.
Washi Googans still can't find the recipe forum.
Yes and it's pretty damned thick stuff-not for everyone.
Why not head down to Wally Werld or some place like it & check out the cheapo kitchen brooms-they come in various colours and I know people who...
Me too-have ordered a number of times and No Issues None.
Did he ever catch a California Swordfish?
The Island is 300 miles long & 50 wide-where will you be?
Buy a lottery ticket ASAP!
In the South Pacific & Indian Oceans that's called a Spanish Mackerel-lateral line & all.
Easier to find them when Fuji is spelled correctly-everyone carries them.
Those Rattletraps will work off the beach @ night-forget the Flatfish though it needs to be trolled slow & @ that speed you're better off with...
No one goes to WCVI for inland flyfishing the idea is laughable.
There is a tackle shop in nearby Tofino that can suggest a few spots for you...
I see Tilapia on menus here-well I actually I don't see it mentioned but if they don't tell you what it is then it's Tilapia or Basa and they're...
Popping is tough @ the best of times and the super clear water in Fiji makes it tougher-you'll have more success on windy days when the water is...
Herring, Herring, Herring-anything at all as long as it's brined H*rr*ng.
Take your own frozen or buy some frozen in Campbell River.
It's always more @ night/the very early AM or when it's raining.
It's NBFD so called world record fish are eaten every day.
List those on Craigslist in Honolulu they are crazy for Big Old Newells.
I've done it in a few places-be prepared for a lot of casting, some following and a few blowups-it's not for everyone.
Well our trip to Vancouver Island with Blue Wolf was a success despite some very rough seas, I'll spare you the usual pics of dead bodies and...
Had to shut it off could stand the racket you put up as 'music'-better luck next time.
Very impressive-nice lines and great colours.
Kill them all
Starboard works fine for backing plate and can be worked much like wood-cheap kitchen cutting boards from Wally World are more or less the same...
It's a crap shoot I've had good trips @ that time and other ones that were so/so.
Different conditions though the tides up there run like the...
Do you have radar?
There can be lotsa fog in August.
That's right they do-I used to sell both Ladners and knockoffs and you could smell something on the webbing of the knockoffs.
Free gaffing those YFT is very Colombian (!)
Never saw any bait balls like that when I was fishing the coast of Choco but there were...
His website is gone now.
When I try to go Full Screen the video disappears-except for the soundtrack.
That ship visited here 30 years ago & I took a tour-it looked to be half a hulk even back then.
One thing you can do to slow down someone going through your checked luggage is to use some thin crimped cable to tie all your reels...
Believe it-the Canadian government ignored their own scientists advice and allowed the stock to be completely destroyed decades later after no...
Yes-Thanks to your Mother for the translation.
First-take some college level courses in how to communicate in the English language and then get back to us.
The Maycrafts I've seen had nice wide flat gunnels all you need is two of these with a backing plate of some kind-stainless or starboard your...
Why not email one of the outfits you like and ask if they'll take 4?
My guess is that someone will jump @ the chance-maybe charge you a little...
Interesting to see how names change-20 years ago this was a Hex Head lure aka a Six Shooter because it was six sided and had either Red or Pearl...
Never ever turn your back on the ocean.
Those mini jetheads look good.
Transients don't fuck around!
Bleeding from the gills like that it's almost certainly dead by now.
Keep in mind Hawaii is a desperately poor place lots of people don't have two nickels to rub together and dropping cash for the latest/greatest...
Pics ain't showin'.
Commercial season doesn't open until May.
Of course anyone is allowed to run 4 traps on a string and commercial prawners can and do fish for...
Better this AM but not great.
Why not phone and ask?
Head to the other side of the island.
Campbell River hasn't been quite as bad the past few years but the Outside is So Much Better.
They're Best eaten raw as Sashimi but a person has to know how to kill/process one.
I've also eaten it salted & dried and that was good too-but...
Couldn't have said it better myself.
If you go cheap in PV you're likely to run into someone who promises the moon and then stops on the way out and tells you the fish are further...
Great report Jeff-how were you air connections from TO?
Why not just read the website it's all right there in front of you.
It's just live bait fishing what's to not understand?
Great old tune by one of his best bands-the tit jiggle @ 2:13 is why this never made it on the CD.
Yeah they're fucking with it again.
Two different issues here
1-people afraid of being ripped off
2-people think their reels are fakes
Which is more likely?
As to the address...
Outstanding work-very tasteful!
You can use Spring Salmon gear for Sailfish they aren't all that strong-acrobatic Yes but won't overwhelm your gear.
Use a 10' double line in...
Here off the coast of BC we are seeing peanuts 8#-10# and another grade 18#-26# is that the size you used to see in SoCal?
Because even fast...
Your Musky or Steelhead gear will work as mentioned most fish aren't huge but early in the AM you can have all kinds of fun-take gloves & pliers....
Redefining butt ugly for the 21st century.
Here's a good looking Blue/Pink feather much like a Zuker the price is right too no idea about shipping to Okinawa though....
Too much water under the bridge to remember where I got that (now long gone) lure-it sure looks like a Zukers but I see now that colour isn't...
Been to Fiji three times and Green is a lousy colour to pull around the reefs ditto a large Silver Rapala CD Mag the same lure in Red Head is...
You posted in Freshwater Fishing.
In the past I owned a Trig'rr Clamp but can't find it now for love nor money-if you saw what my work bench looked like you'd know why.
For topwater strikes try landing your offering on the back of a wave-easier said than done but fish can see it better that way.
Steelhead gear works from the beach get out real early & late for best results-spoons, spinners; cut bait fished in the surf from what we call a...
Is there a season on hogs in Texas?
Not much of a problem here in BC yet but they figure it's only a matter of time before we have issues so last...
Seeker is 100% US made-the company was just sold and the 3 or 4 different factories rolled into one somewhere in SoCal.
The new owner has posted...
Yeah that Classic Hawaiian Blue/Pink combo just slays in Fiji.
Some kind of Trevally?
Great report-Thanks for posting!
This needs to be updated there is no way what I'm looking @ now corresponds to the screen shot above.
Glad to hear things are going well out your way I've seen pics of that fishery and it looks like tonnes 'o fun!
¡No me jodas!
They're a hard crowd those Bisbee rule keepers.
That's a proved fact.
Those Banshee lures better work @ $90.00 apiece!
Terry if you have any of the large Deadly Dicks take them with you they'll work if the current...
It's funny to see the support for the WWF when they tell people something they want to hear -like Russian Bullies vs Poor Little Old 'laskans.
You're right about that somebody has an exaggerated idea of their self worth.
That's been standard advice in Mexico since the earth cooled.
Open net pen fish farms are Bad News I couldn't type for hours about problems we've had here in BC with them.
Doing it all on land is expensive...
Mirrorlures are cheaper too-but not cheaply made.
Well he's got the anchor out anyway.
Dave wins the Internets! :cheers:
Wasn't aware they had gone anywhere-OK I see they have a new website.
I have used them for ages without any issues of any kind-in fact they are my #1 source for tackle on the net-Best Service, Best Selection, Best...
Sounds like Hard Times down in WA state. :supergay:
Silver Horde makes a Flasher Bag as do a couple other operations they all look more or less like this
I could use some of that- 300 yds of 30# spectra that only sees the light of day every couple of years is a piss poor way to invest.
The thing about Yelp is that it's just a guide and anyone with two brain cells can see if someone is trying to manipulate the ratings.
Cool report-Mexicans are resilient people-Thanks for the Good News!
Depends on the current they're around in late summer but sometime the current is too far away to bother with them this year it was only about an...
Lots of Albies being taken just off the west coast of the Queen Charlotte Islands-within sight of SE Alaska
Everything I posted in that thread was 100% true-which is what caused you to get your panties in a twist.
Classic BD jibberish....
Another BD scholar crawls out from underneath his half ton.
Wow-what laser like erudition and blazing insight!
How did a scholar and a gentleman like you find his way to a pit of misery & strife like BD?...
Al I see is some muddy water and seaweed on the beach it'll be gone in a couple days-why do people get so fucking hysterical over a little rain &...
Best I've found yet http://www.readysetglo.com/
Kil Song was posting about those models said he was interested but couldn't really see an mechanical advantage & I agree.
You do a Helluva job Miguel-decent photographer as well.
Yes that guy knows tackle I'm surprised he isn't posting about it somewhere.
Of course after his stint babysitting the crybabies on AC maybe...
So it could have been a sticker from this Thai tackle shop-I've never bought anything from them but their prices are good and reviews positive....
Tempura or Curry?
Could be cheaper to (re)import into Thailand that way-an Inspector sees the tag and that's all he needs.
I'm surprised you couldn't find a gaff hook @ Seamar-were you in the store or just looking online?
It's a 5 year old post FFS.
Everyone should own a lure named the Eggplant Invader
Everybody posts on Sportfishing BC
Funny how these kind of posts rarely if ever happen with 6 packs out of San Diego it's always the Hawaiian outfits that end up ripping off their...
As predicted-blame the victim defend the crooks-Good Old Bloody Decks and it's contingent of Hawaiian losers.
Typical Hawaiian meatheads.
Cool stuff Dan you do some great work with those Kids!
From time to time there seems to be an issue with the server or whatever I had one earlier in the week and have noticed it @ other random times....
To make it longer.
Fishing is better Inside these days but not that much better.
Sorry to be so boring it's August so I can't help but repeat myself
Sunrise over Point Grey/UBC
Sockeye Salmon-Oncorhynchus Nerka
Make sure you determine how the fish will be allocated before you leave the dock there have been some misunderstandings with Hawaiian operations...
That's an Aussie swivel.
Now if only someone could show us a barrow swivel.
Posted by someone with NFC about the size of the Mexican economy-he's probably never even visited Mexico City one the largest cities on the...
Cut a large strip of Squid and troll it off the downrigger it in One Of These
Classic Hawaiian look-Classic!
That lure would be murder on Albies here in BC looks just like Juvenile Saury.
Yes that's the Napoleonic Code and it means the accused must prove their innocence--tough to do from behind bars.
Must be 10# of Cheeks on that beast!
I use 80# for a dummy leash and would use 100 if that's all I had.
Used 200# for downrigger clips in the past the stiffer the better I find it...
The CDs as daisy chain flashers really does work but as you say is more trouble than it's worth-I once made one/caught a Sockeye on that side of...
You da Man!!!
They do that in Tahiti too.
Rick's bars work not just on Tuna but Salmon as well.
One thing I'd like to acknowledge Redwood for-on the website they recommend hanging bars up...
Lots of schoolie YFT & smaller models of GT inside the Fiji Islands not so much offshore.
Panga fishing is the way to go bring all your own gear...
Yeah but most of us aren't nearly as smart as you.
Man there's a name I haven't heard for decades I used to fish with Luis Olascoaga when he operated out of Zihua back in the 80's-very nice guy...
Just ran across these the other day.
Isn't it awful early to make a call on that run?
If you're looking @ a Canadian site sometime Tuna Cord is called Gangion here (or something close to that).
Do they really work any better than plain Aluminum coloured or White units?
I know you have a lot of experience and probably consider your self hard core so if you're going with Queen Charlotte Lodge consider staying on...
For Spring Salmon middle of June to the first week of August avoid any large tides no matter what the lodge says about 'moving lots of bait...
Thin walled 'vacuum tubing' is cheap (like $6) @ Home Depot and has always worked well for me-they usually have fitted caps nearby also cheap as dirt.
Not rich but when you're headed out on the salt you gotta spend money.
Being Canadian I've heard it all and most issues were caused by Canadian's...
There was a post on the religious board by a Guy who killed a Blue Shark and went to all kinds of trouble to prep the meat & cook it-three...
That sounds about right.
So we've established that ice is available with enough effort & cash on the part of the paying customer.
I've had Birds go crazy on them in the South Pacific but Fish wouldn't touch them-go figure.
Maybe you could start by learning how to format a post-if you can't figure it out for yourself ask any nine year old kid.
Wow yet another SoCal genius the kind that makes this place such a laughable morass.
FYI-I have lived and worked in both Mexico and Costa Rica...
¿Cómo se dice en Espagnol 'truth hurts'?
FWIW I've been going to Mexico to fish for over 30 years and have never seen ice on a Panga unless I...
Ice requires electricity to create and that costs money-plus someone has to actually do the job of packing ice onto Pangas first thing in the...
Looks clumsy-better than falling off a cooler though.
Very Cool-saw the Marlin too!!
You got lucky this time....
You'll love the big Simitar from Victorinox-commercial stores (both restaurant equipment & fishing) carry them for better prices than the net.
I have an ancient SM 31052-a 10.5' mooching rod that was once as good it got for fishing in BC.
All the info I've googled about the Speedmaster...
Blot is how they spell/pronounce bolt in WA state-they're not the sharpest corn chips in the bag-see subject line for details.
Actually it's kind of stupid and the videos are as dumb as a bucket of blots.
WTF good is a demo shot in a seas as flat as a Japanese woman's...
Scent is great for bringing Dogfish out of the woodwork....
About 7" long & 2.5" wide.
Here they are with a full sized 11" flasher.
Note-some people like to use this kind of rig with a buoy much like a...
These work well enough to keep that bastard close to the boat-need to be seriously sharp though and tied off well.
Costs about $5 plus whatever...
Lots of better units on the market now-I sold my Archer gear off years ago.
Swivel @ the top is how commercial spoons have been made since forever but it's important to remember that it does slow down the action some....
The Sailfish gouged the Shark good before he died you can see a fresh wound on the left hand side of the Mako.
Doiwnriggers are for trolling slow no matter the weight they don't do too well over 3 mph anyway 15# is about right less than 12 doesn't work...
Take your Tuna gear there's always a chance.....
Quite a successful day out with Blue Wolf Charters from Oak Bay Marina near Victoria BC.
Turns out a Sea Lion...
They work well behind a diver because they're so small/light but you need to shorten up your leaders some.
You need a paddle style flasher to give it some action-I posted 36" upthread but I have caught them @ 33" when I wasn't making the leaders too...
Pangeros in Puerto Escondido tell tales of monster Garoupa that are impossible to land maybe those are the adults.
Yes about a 36" leader works best for me.
This is the Best lure to come along in years and this is the place to buy them Yes they do mail order
It's your country and the Chinese know those planes inside out they made most of the parts in them and all the computers they were designed on!
X2-those units are great and if they take a hard knock in the boat won't let you down next time you have decent fish on.
That's the part that goes for Crab bait-would probably work for Prawns too.
I've heard it makes great Crab bait.
A dummy flasher or two helps run everything close to the wire less than 10'-Kone Zone daisy chains are popular here for Sockeye too.
30'-90' starting shallow early AM getting deeper as the day goes on if they're thick you'll see them on the screen.
Also throwing a bucket on a...
Slow, Small & Straight-go dead slow drag something small and keep a straight tack- 22'' to 26'' leader between Flasher & Hootchie.
The funny part...
Curt-4 years ago when the Sockeye were thick I posted here asking who was coming up from Washington to grab their 4/person and was told they were...
And NO you don't need no stinkin' licence to fish from the beach anywhere in Latin America.
Is Samara the name of the manager's wife in your trailer park?
Yeah I thought they looked a lot like Roddy Hays lures!
A simple planer like what people use for Salmon would suffice.
Very subjective-does it matter to you if you're paying to snag half dead river slugs?
Because that's what some places offer others concentrate on...
Chances of an undocumented gringo finding a job are slim to none-time for Plan B.
Didn't know he was still alive.
Mustad quality control has taken a shit kicking since they started producing hooks offshore-choose carefully.
I don't believe what he says about colour that has not been my experience with any of the Tuna I've ever caught on the troll and that includes...
Post this on the Washington board there's a guy there who posted a few photos of his collection-more tackle than most stores it's just amazing the...
The camera guy sounds like he's bawling from fright and I can't say I blame him!
Apart from the fact that he doesn't know how to care for fish or speak English what exactly is interesting about that?
A couple hundred for a half day is standard CR is more expensive than Mexico.
How much Spanish do you speak?
Prices in Samara are higher than other places in CR because they have a paved road (a bit of a joke but not too...
I have a Hippo Ranger and certainly wouldn't call it well made in fact one of the first things I had to do when I bought it was sew up some of the...
Cool post-good to know who treats customers right.
Yup lotsa good sized Coho in September but the big Springs will be long gone.
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