I’m going local fishing Thursday so Island yellowtail and bft outside I guess. I don’t like to fish less than 30 but I’ll have a 20 or 25 if needed.
How small can you go with fg and how many turns?
I’m 6’5”, right handed and have the rod under my left arm.
Another unnecessary shit storm.
Steve I’m not understanding this?
Different strokes, I like the fg and always have at least one back up ready to go.
Here’s a awesome tackle box 19.5” wide, 14.5” deep and 17” tall. You need this box, a friend is building a box for me so this is up for sale. I...
Price drop $450
It’s a site issue, I don’t have any content either.
That sucks and will be on the look out.
This brings back memories from our last trip.
Nice way to start your trip, go get them.
Great bombs and even better seller, thanks Richard.
There’s no place near here by that name.
June 7 day don’t hold your breath for wahoo.
I stand corrected
You are wrong about recycling, it’s going strong.
Boss kite reel
I had the fortune of getting a lesson from the master on the RR3, I let everybody go ahead,I toss bombs and large korodiles and get bite on the...
Bump for offers
A well respected captain told me 4x 6/0 and below are no go for big fish
3 CX 76 Invictus one more being wrapped
2 CX 76 Viper
1 CX 76 Centaur
1 CX 76 Raptor
1 CA 70 HP
1 Tilefish 80
1 RCE 700H-C
I’ve had some fantastic wahoo and tuna dishes on lr trips and no I don’t think they’re being cheap, if that doesn’t work for you ask for something...
Forgot Len, can’t remember his last name but for sure in that class with Bob and Don.
Big fish Bob Wolfson and big daddy Don Burnside are two of my hero’s.Both great fisherman and even better people.
One more rod to go
Screaming deal here on a great reel.
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Penn 50 visxs...
PM sent on 50vsx
UPS can and will damage anything, I shipped a painting in a custom made wood crate and they stuck a forklift fork right
Roy is the number one captain/owner.
Well I’m 240 so that helps, but I agree viper is fine for 130
Centaur 80-100, this fishes 100 fine
Viper 100/130, sardine
Invictus 130-200, kite,...
Where are you Jamie, didn’t see you at the show?
Awesome long range tackle box, African Mahogany. Dimensions without the rod holders 25” wide, 15.5” deep and 17.5” tall. You can fit 10 boxes five...
[ATTACH] Sato kit with needles, I don’t have the patience or skill to make this work for me. It has extra crimps and the only thing used is some...
In my mind if you hook a big yellowfin I want an Invictus to pull on it.
I got to see the stash at Bob Sands, Gary did a great job of painting these. I’d love to have one of each, and no I didn’t get one.
Bump for good seller
Great seller here
500+ yards of 200 jb hollow
Nice stick Tim
[ATTACH] [ATTACH] [ATTACH] Excellent condition Calstar 690J, 9’ deckhand style jig slinger. It went on one trip only no fish hooked, rated 20-50....
Another price drop
Can you tie an FG with solid?
Jerry’s eggplant, your Tony the Tiger.
Truly my pleasure to share that adventure with you.
So I had xtra tuffs, keen sandals and sperry fishing/tennis looking shoes on this trip.
I stand corrected the eggplant is a prototype
They’re both originals
I have two
Jim my original hooker way out performed everything on the JB one trip. It didn’t get bit on only one trolling rotation. I put it away when the...
It’s nasty down south now
Headed south now
Back is back to good to go, I met Loc, Don and a few of the other passengers. I’m close to the landing so I’m spending the last night in my own...
My gear is all stored away in my stateroom. Head out tomorrow morning, can’t wait.
Nice on The Who well done, hope you left some for us.
There were 9 passengers.
I wonder how long that took and what line he used?
Rene and crew running a 13/7 fished the inner banks, cows and a super. Well done
Tuesday pm rain, should be ok for Wednesday loading or not.
I hope it doesn’t shut down what appears to be good fishing down there now.
So was that a missed stroke on the keyboard or something more nefarious.
Checked their current conditions, good number of hos and 5 cows and a super for three days. 40 some yft day although half were small, I’d sign up...
[ATTACH] [ATTACH] [ATTACH] [ATTACH] Mak 50 wide gold loaded with 200 JB hollow, excellent kite rig. I had it serviced at Ken’s before my last...
We all have our own stateroom on this trip, so no problem there.
I’m on the tens machine right now, taking muscle relaxers, foam roller and limiting sitting. After four tough days I’m finally seeing...
Try and stop me. Back could do it but doing better and have 12 days to go.
No I’m taking about a back where you might not go.
Great start there, hard to say what the fishing will be then. If the lupe a heavier dropper loop set up.
I’m not worried about wind/weather, I’m worried about my back.
Hell yes viper is a cow machine.
I got the Mak 50w today, quick shipping and very nice.
[ATTACH] Preparations have begun, its so clear here after New Year’s Eve rain I can see San Clemente Island from my deck.
Hard work does pay off.
I really like that penn 70vis, holds plenty of line and is just a bit heavier than a 50W.
I’ve been told commercial fishermen out of PV have caught yft well over #500.
How’s that gladiator? Rebar?
3 weeks to go, start prepping after the first. Happy new year everyone.
I was on Paul’s first solo 16 day trip, he did a great job. He is ready for this and with Rene Shogun is in good hands.
That’s what I have except straight 200
Just saw an ATD 80 today, that’s a boat winch. I don’t know how you hang onto that monster.
Every trip is different and you never know exactly how it will go. Fairly safe assumptions you will fish sardines so hooks and floro leaders. You...
I had an 80S that Cal did but for some dumb reason I sold it. I was thinking of getting a 70 vis or 80 size, no wides though. Avet 80/3 might be...
What I have is an Seeker osp 4x with a Mak gold 50 wide, 200lb hollow to a 200lb leader. Would a 70 or 80 be better? 130 hollow to a 100 yards of...
Some guy just shot a #480 yft in the Dominican Republic
Merry Christmas John and all the bders
If I didn’t already have three I’d be on this, stellar work Jake.
I use mine for kite and big bait, you could use it for troll, great rod here.
One month to go.
Got it, how heavy a line will you tie with the 3 turn uni?
Bill and David why don’t you go through the eye twice and then tie the uni?
So a Mak sea 20 or a penn visx 30.
I was there twice this year, in Late July and October. Both times any small tuna were safe but if you had a good one probably 50/50 it made it to...
Well I have a few thoughts but it will all be up to Roy where we go. Possibly go to the rocks to break up the ride to hurricane. See how that is...
Final drop on a great reel.
Socks yes I recommend them.
Of those two reels 16 has nice low gear for bigger fish, but I prefer the Avets. I have a HX Raptor and a HXW Raptor 3 speed. For pick bite...
I’ve only done fly down and back or fly home, this 18 day ride down and back will test me. Can you actually spend too much time on a boat? If you...
I used some large crocodiles for wahoo, not to reel fast but got bit on the sink.
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One things for sure John is great to deal with.
What’s the maximum you can spend at the lupe?
Seven weeks away, things will change more than once. We’ll see.
Seems like a strange season so far, Hurricane bank has been dead. The Star is fishing the lupe and getting yft to #180, it will be interesting to...
Can’t go there.
Are these Chinese made blanks?
I’m a big fan of these for cow fishing, do these 3 or 4 times a week.
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ATD 30 left.
Or you could be a starting QB in the nfl with a newly signed 100 million plus contract and leave $5 on a 100 plus bill.
I’ve asked several captains in private what the tip should be, they all said 10 to 15 percent of the trip. So for me I use the same program as I...
[ATTACH] [ATTACH] Thinning some, no trades, can meet up in San Diego or ship for $12 Priority Mail, Friends and family or you pay this 4 percent....
They fish the same area as the PV boats. Fishing for cows.
So I’m doing a shoot out between Maks and Penn Internations as I’d prefer to have made in the USA if performance is equal or better.
Mak sea 50 vs...
Sounds like the 16 is a better option for 80/100.
Is 12 or 16 visx better for 80lb rig? Where do 20 and 30s fit in?
Ranch 99 used to have boxes of frozen giant squid. Now they sell individual squid, not as good a deal. I always take some but they haven’t worked...
I’m going through my gear even though we have some 9 weeks to go. I’m thinning out a bit and setting up a large box, I want everything in one...
Chrome on one side, blue/white on the other. It came to me with a large single hook.
I know this thread is about bombs and colors but I did really well on the large blue/white crocodile on the sink.
Very nice Tim, can’t wait to fish it. Thanks
Ranch 99 Asian market in San Diego.
Good seller here
I’d leave the jigmaster at home, your Trinidad 20 with #40 for bait making and a magabait/colt sniper for skippies or small yft baits is the ticket.
Again that’s what was done back
The op asked about how it was back then and that’s how it was. So get off your high horse and remove the stick...
David that’s how it was then, you traded a bunch of rock hard frozen tuna for a couple cases of canned tuna. Personally I like how it is now with...
Early 80s was a much different time and different limits if they were any. These days crews keep track of your catch and make sure you don’t go over.
8 day on the 105, John Grabowski was Captain. Randy was a deckhand then, early 80s I’m guessing. I pinched a nerve in my back loading gear and...
Bringing this back again as the cow season is coming up.
This is a great reel from a great seller
Bump Rainshadow to $250
Talica plus cash
mak and andros sold
Great report Austin
Gone fishing, be back a week from Sunday. 10/14
Gone fishing be back a week from Sunday. 10/14
I cannot wait to share the rail and converse with you in January.
[ATTACH] 0[ATTACH] [ATTACH] [ATTACH] [ATTACH] Thinning the herd some more, I’ll ship the reels for 10 Priority Mail lower 48. I except PayPal f&f...
So I went through my gear and I’m thinning out the herd. I’m in San Diego to meet up or I will ship USPS Priority Mail for $10. I accept PayPal...
Great seller here.
I have two of the original hookers, first trip it got bit every time it went in the water. Second trip they mostly bit the orange marauders, so I...
I tried a 250 gram glow at hurricane bank the last two trips and got nothing. The fishing was slow both times, they were stock out of the box...
Yo-yo jig done
Good seller here.
Yes fall 8-10 trip, I think that’s a great starting point to get you hooked on long range fishing. When that kicks in you may consider a longer trip.
I’d say 8 day to start, variety and less boat ride. This will get you hooked on long range.
Tim does great work.
He’s there, they like the bigger tuna.
I’m on the way there now. The captain said most yft is #60 with 4/0 or larger hooks. #100 minimum for dropper loop. Should be in Ensenada soon.
If shipping works best for you, you can ship them to me and I’ll bring them to the boat.
I agree Q105 was great, PQ too. Might be due to exhaust out the top.
I fished there two years ago and it was great for yft and yt.
Wow you have room on the other side for a humidor and a whiskey bar. I’m mounting a machete on the side of my box.
Lots of good info but I think you would need two 60# and two 80# bait set ups at least.
What’s an ideal arsenal for a lupe trip? Not a minimalist but all the bases covered.
I just booked a 7 day on the Shogun end of July. Looking forward to fishing with the crew at the Lupe.
I used the site you quoted for the Shogun and looked up the Royal Star and Supreme and they both came up as Poole boats. Also when I worked at...
As a young man I was a crane operator at Campbell shipyard. I hung the new steel to replace the collision bulkhead (bow) and upper side of the...
Shogun is as you stated LoPreste-Dunne, Royal Star and Royal Supreme are Poole boats.
I believe they are Poole boats, the Star and Supreme are.
I was on a 16 day this last April, the boat work was complete and everything seemed in order. No plumbing issues, Aaron ran the trip and Rene was...
Very nice Jake.
Could you make this just like a staggered double trouble?
I’m not a fan or a hater of this boat, I almost booked a 16 day next year but a different trip on another boat worked better for me. But I have to...
Douche answer pal
Different strokes for different folks, it’s your trip do what works for you.
How did this turn into a chopa thread?
Leave room for my glow jigs please.
I’m 6’5” and don’t have any problems sleeping on any of the boats I’ve been on including the xl. On some of the other boats it’s actually good to...
Geez keep an eye on your tackle, you gotta sleep sometime. I’ve never had a problem, if you need something the boat should have it or the other...
You can make it as simple or complicated as you want. You know how to fish, ask the crew, keep your line in front of you with contact to your...
If you had posted pics it would have been sold long ago.
I was on the excel during this time and we stopped on the biggest paddy I’ve ever seen. Limits of dorado for everyone in a couple hours, it was...
My last trip I got a bunch of who’s on a old school large crocodile on the drop.
Now you tell me right after I bought a Sato kit and needles. I should have known as I always apply the kiss method when possible.
Great minds think alike.
So I’m 6’5” and I agree a shorter person has a better angle fishing the rail. There rod is closer to 90 degrees while mine is closer to 45...
PM sent, no reply.
Last trip I was on one trolled fine and got bit once. The other wouldn’t troll at all.
Viper all day, I have Mak 20s on both of mine.
Awesome rod, thanks again Tim.
I fish them right out of the box, they work fine.
Thoughts and prayers for Soda pop, get right and go fishing.
Awesome Captain and crew on the Shogun.
You can fish the Coronado Islands.
Gary does great work, he did a Tony the Tiger on a hooker intruder for me.
I use the Mak 20’s for flyline, mak16’s for scratch bite. 50’s for big bait and chuncks.
[ATTACH] [ATTACH] I have a large SKB 7200 box for sale. It’s been on 3 or 4 trips, great condition. I’m in San Diego, can meet at the landing.$200
[ATTACH] [ATTACH] [ATTACH] New box, thanks Rudy
Thanks Rudy, awesome box.
Every trip is a learning experience.
Looks like it.
I had a great guy show me the Spangler knot on my last trip. 82 years young, he got a cow. I called him big fish Bob.
Looks like I found what I’m looking for, I’ll know Monday.
Excellent write up Jim, always useful information.
Is this for sale or are you just showing off?
Looks like Stan’s
That’s nice but I said Not a lot of jig storage. I have a jig bag, need storage for hooks, lead, windons etc.
Looking for a nice lr tackle box, I have a skb 7200. Not looking for 1000 show piece but a highly functional box without a ton of jig storage. Let...
I used the gold Hopkins no bucktail and large blue/chrome crocodile a couple weeks ago at hb. A lot of wahoo in the freezer now.
I’m a fly back but I do live in SD, I get back into my world then meet the boat. I’ve done that ride back, usually bumpy and I need to get away...
Fly down and back.
That trip was slow, better bait and current but slow. Spent the entire trip at hurricane bank. Hook pulled at gaff on a cow which would have made...
So I had a choice this trip on the xl one spot open or the RP with several spots open. I’ve done several 8 days on the xl and haven’t been on the...
Still have my harness from Norm, great guy rip.
Another nice stick Jake.
I fished with Eddie a couple of times, great Captain and soft spoken gentleman.
Well done sir.
Congrats to you and your better half Jim.
Somebody buy this before I do, please.
i had the pleasure of riding the rr3 back in the day with Jorge, great chef and fisherman, recently Drew on the Star made one great meal after...
From what I read another fancy hotel.
Accurate 50 still up for sale.
Looks like the Dolphin is getting torn down this summer, to be replaced by something fancy and no doubt expensive.
Accurate 50 pending
Super 12 sold.
Backpack is gone.
Thinning the herd, I can accept PayPal friends and family or plus 3 percent and ship priority mail on your nickel. I'm in San Diego for face to...
CPXH 70 with a Avet HXW 3 speed 80/100 is an awesome Lupe set up.
I used to drive from SD to Redding in one day no problem.
Where's my xl intruders?
Frickin incredible video.
Merry Christmas to all.
Sign me up for the tiger Mack.
I used mine recently down below, no bites. They only bit bright colors this time, I'm waiting for a pink hooker.
Super lite weight 30 and 50 size reels.
Just cleared the point, headed south.
Depends on the boat, my buddies Hatteras burns twice the fuel going from 9 to 11 knots.
It is the breezers.
It's a private yacht on B dock at marina cortez, the name escapes me.
Thanks the question now is where are we going to fish?
Facebook says the President will sign the bill Friday.
If I read this correctly the trips leaving after thanksgiving may still be good to fish there. But not for long.
Happy thanksgiving to all,couple more days and out to sea.
I dropped that off for you, looked good to me. Good luck.
Does it say when this goes in effect?
There was a time at the lupe were there was plenty of schoolies and beyond you just didn't stand a chance on anything over 200 because of the drop...
One week to go, are any boats fishing down below? Inner banks?
I had a 6'6" rod built for trolling and the harness. I'm going to try to fight a fish this trip and use the harness just for giggles. I'll look...
Great report,fishing and most of all great attitude. Way to go.
Sound advise from the wily sea dog. As for the crew some are reluctant to give advise because there are more than a few know it all fisherman who...
I used the balloon last year at the bank, midday, only half the guys fishing, no current and light wind oh yeah not good sardines. Two of us had...
Three great cow rods for sale, first a UC Invictus, 7'1" rated unlimited. Went on one trip and never got out of the rack, this was custom wrapped...
Two weeks from today, can't wait.
I had a Mak 30, I didn't like the width of it. Replaced it with a Mak 50 which I like better, I have it on a UC Invictus.
It was the bananas, great job congrats.
Bringing this back again, a little over two weeks to go. I started packing today as part of my garage clean up and there's a bunch of good...
I respect your approach, you and others really helped me get ready for my last trip. That trip no skippies, small sardines, no current, no...
Jim you have more experience than me but I tend to use the kiss method (keep it simple stupid) I have so much tackle left over from last year I...
Even better in person, like three weeks until we go. Cows on the inner banks.
Those meds will bite you in the long run.
What fitness, excersizes do you guys do to prep for cow trips?
So with a load of 22 on a 15 day will tackle box storage be an issue?
I have a lot of 27 assorted jigs many are unused, $120 picked up or $135 shipped priority mail in the lower 48, PayPal friends and family....
LA freeways is the problem, other than that nice roadie.
Call JRI and see if the hooker xl intruders are for sale, best wahoo plug on the planet.
I'm hoping to go on April,May or June cow trip. I have a trip booked for next month so I need to space it out. Thoughts on boats and trips in this...
Funny I've seen a bunch of accurate guys swap the t handles to the knob. Different strokes.
I would have your heaviest rig set up with a big j hook set aside for skippies for you and pops to share. PL 68 either will work, more bites on...
I had a big two years ago on 60, got him to the corner, deckhand gaffed it and was lifting it when from under the boat whitey in one bite from the...
I was on that trip last year, great group. Between them and the deckhands you'll be well taken care of. The group doesn't fish the kite so you'll...
So you can't have a cocktail or smoke a cigar? The rest is sop to me and all the trips I've been on except for that guy.
I had very poor customer service from Calstar, only have one left. UC and seeker for me.
Tilefish is a great rod for jigs and bombs.
Buzz is a legend and a great guy as well.
I have one wrapped by Timmy D, it will get tested down below after thanksgiving.
So after reviewing all of the posts I want to put in my two cents again without throwing gas on the fire. Comparing the two operations hears my...
I've been on the RS many times and the heads never flooded. Some dumbass must have put something down it that wasn't meant to be in it, that would...
At the lupe last August, yft were biting. I caught them on 60,80 and 100#. I'm fishing a tac 16 with 60 and hook a tuna. We go around the boat a...
Add up Randy, Tim and Brian plus the crew equals no comparison. Hey I get the Intrepid has a loyal following which is great, to each his own.
To me it's about the Captain and the crew, no comparison.
Mak 20 for 100# and Mak 50 for 130#
Nice find Jeff, thanks for passing that on.
Phils is overated.
Well done, that's a hog.
Cabo got creamed, major flooding and damage. The trailer park is gone.
Last year at the lupe we got all the tuna we could keep so I started fishing my sx with 30 lb. I was getting 70 plus lb yft one after another....
I've was lucky enough to get a cow on my first big trip even with the tough conditions, that and the wahoo I caught made it a good trip.
Jim I have to say I didn't try all the rigs you suggested, this year I hope to have the opportunity to try more of them. I have the gear to do it.
I'm on a trip right after thanksgiving this year, I'm pretty sure everything will be different from last year. I just want to be ready for...
Got a super 12 and a HXW 3 speed to fish 80#. Last year small bait and no current,lots of sharks. Anyways I think I've got 200 to 80 covered with...
Here's a mess
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That's why I brought it back. Great information for my first cow trip and how I modified my arsenal from it. However this year probably will be...
I bought a chest freezer from Costco after the lupe last year, bunch of yft and yt. Shot a pig and a roaster then went on a 17 day trip. 8 wahoo...
Mak 50w, 200, Invictus, kite
ATD 50, 150, Invictus, big bait
Mak 50, 130, 7'6" viper, bait
ATD 30, 130, 7'6" viper, sardine
SDS 50 3 speed, 130,...
Bringing this thread back because it's about three months until the next cow trip.
Awesome rod Tim, can't wait to fish it.
I'm starting to think last year was an anomaly, I've fished the lupe since the 80s and never saw that kind of fishing there before.
Guys what the best low data app to stay in touch texting? Thanks
I was there first week of August last year and the tuna were thick and biting. We had to stop taking on yft after 3 days so we'd have some room...
I have a problem with buying a $600+ reel and then spending more to get the gear ratios right. The Mak is cheaper and ready to fish right out of...
Either destination will require more than 2-3 set ups, there is some overlap. Rental is probably your best option. Go on your trip fish hard and...
Awesome Tim, I'll see you next Friday to pick it up.
Another beauty Jake.
Nice report, for some reason I'm hungry.
Last trip I used JRI hooicide bombs that come rigged with wire, caught as many hoo as anyone on bombs. Sometimes I stick to the kiss method(keep...
I believe the gearing is too high on the tac, I had a tac 25, traded it for a tac 20 to fish 80 and bought two mac 20s to fish 100#
Mak 20 all day for 100.
That's not stubborn that's having the right tool for the job ready to go.
Hope you and your son have a great trip. Go get em.
The pink has worked well for me at the lupe and down below.
I was on the excel many moons ago, somewhere down by the ridge on a spot of yft and as you said some leopard grouper were feeding on skippies....
Last trip I used a Trinidad 20a but don't remember the rod for bombs. For trolling you need a hooker intruder xl in eggplant to put meat in the...
I've been on several long range boats and have never encountered the cookie/cake/ leftover deserts you speak of. Sushi/sashimi/taquitos/vegi...
Never tee off with your putter, I caught tuna on 80 and 100 last year as well. If we go again this year I would start out with 60 and see where it...
I was there last August and if your fishing tuna you better start off with 60# on a 2 speed.
Great report, I'm a month away from our 7 day trip. Can't wait.
Hurricane bank is way far out from the Mexican coast and the fleet all fish there.
I've fished there for some 30 plus years and that was the best bite I've ever seen there.
I was at the lupe first week of August last year and the yft were thick and biting as well as yt. I'm on the same trip this year so we'll see.
This particular trip there was a zone just under the two lights on the one side. 18 guys couldn't all fish under the two lights. Every trip can be...
If you click on printable schedule you'll get the complete schedule.
I was on an 8 day fishing the rocks and the ridge when there was a hurricane south, it sucked the weather to it and we had flat seas and beautiful...
We only had 18 on that trip.
Last trip I was on everybody was up making bait and really we got in each other's way. Would have been better if half the guys made bait one night...
Last year fished the north and south end and all over the east side. I've seen white sharks pretty much everywhere I've fished there.
Where's the pink?
Tom if they aren't out by then pm me and I'll meet you at the landing and loan you one of mine.
Looks good, I wonder what the price point is.
Sign me up for a pink hoooker.
Sounds like a plan, I tried one end of February no luck.
Great report, gives me the shakes for my next trip down below.
That's awesome Jerry, guys will be foaming all over them. I have two of the originals in eggplant so I'll be looking for a bright color. Thanks
[ATTACH] The originals are the best wahoo lure. I hope the new ones are as good.
We fished the north end last year.
Mike I'm not going to buy this, every trip I've been on the Captain takes wads of cash and puts it in the pile. I think they would only know who...
Egg plant hooker Intruder xl is the best wahoo lure I've ever used. Last trip in March it out fished three Marauders two to one.
You can't keep bass at the lupe, tuna, yt and wahoo only.
The sat phone guys have a wifi device you can buy or rent, I have not tried one.
Informed consumer is the answer not anybody else.
What's hasn't been mentioned is there's already taxes and fees for roads but they hijacked these to the general fund and spend them as they see...
I hope so too but I talked to a guy that owns a commercial albie fleet and he said no chance here this year.
Never cheap out on line or hooks.
I have one with a rail fore grip, have fished 80/100 leader on 100 spectra HXW three speed. Used it at the lupe and midday down below, I like this...
I know the feeling, I had one on 60 for about an hour, get it to the corner and the deckhand gaffs it and has its head out of the water when out...
I was there last August, fishing was great for yft and good for yt. The ride there and back was also the best I've experienced, all in all my best...
Three, bomb, jig and bait/baitmaking.
They didn't consider going to hurricane bank?
I'm not going to do a big write up,just throw out some random thoughts.
The buffer zone started out promising but faded and sharks were a problem...
HXW Raptor with 100 spectra, 3 speed is better but I have the 2 speed as well and 80/100 top shot. Powerful enough for dropper loop as well, light...
I just got back from the buffer zone and Hurricane bank. I used my SDS 3speed for pl68s, first time dropped and wound in a half dozen times with...
Good weather, conditions, crew, passengers and food. Whoos and smaller tuna so far.
An hour out from Clarion now, rigged up and ready to go.
Watching Cabo lights fade in the distance, next stop Clarion.
Thirty some years of wanting to go and two years of preparation today I finally depart for Cabo to meet the Star and begin my big tuna adventure....
I'm going to try a flat fall on an HXW or Mak 20 in a couple of days.
I fly to Cabo Wednesday to meet the boat, hope it gets good soon.
Hopefully they get some yellows and run into the bft on the way home.
My first trip was an 8 day on the Q, fishing was awesome at the rocks. I tweaked my back loading gear and suffered the whole trip but still caught...
So I'm all packed and will be dropping off my gear on the boat this afternoon. Strange not taking off with the boat though as we fly down to Cabo...
Neb, awesome right up. I felt like I was there.
You just don't know where you will be going and what you will be fishing for.I'd turn that Talica 25 into a Mak 20 and get a Mak 30 and you should...
Sometimes it takes new eyes to remind me of the things I've seen so many times and take for granted.
I saw the xcel out of the water in a floating dry dock, it's a lot of boat. She's a tank.
Won't make the show, will be on the royal star chasing cow tunas.
I take it they got out at some point.
Beautiful rod Tim.
I have two new ones for my trip in 12 days.
How did the rod preform?
Yeah but how was the fishing?
There's an article on here they are still trying to figure rules out but they want to protect the local panga fleet.
Bump for a good seller.
I thought I read that Cedros is closed to outside fishing, only the Island based guys can fish it now.
Mentally yes, but I have to get a broken tooth pulled next week. Gear wise I got my hooks today, now I need some more sinkers, fluorocarbon and...
21 days until I'm on the boat.
Have a great trip Jim, go get em.
Great topic, I was going to ask about knee pads. I'm also going on my first 17 day, the only chance I've had to rail fish was last august at the...
Beautiful work there.
Nice fish there.
I'm worried my trip isn't until March 1st, maybe the meeting between Presidents being cancelled is a good thing. When they do meet cooler heads...
11.5 is hauling a for a sporty.
If it's me I'd go on the excel, for variety the 10 might be better. It all depends on what the fish are doing then so no way to predict. I've been...
Good luck Jake, go get them biguns.
You can't fish calicos at the lupe anymore, I heard they turned Cedros into a biosphere, not sure if that means pelagics only.
If you're worried about cash just bring a check to settle up your bill and tip. But really everyone on board spent a truck load of money on the...
This is your sardine set up for cows?
Poor selection, didn't have a decent bottle of grape. So yeah crappy.
That's a crappy liquor store.
I found two of the originals on here, can't wait to hook some hos in March.
Cut this guy some slack, only he walks in his shoes and knows how to handle his business.
Great set up for the lupe.
So how long do you wait before going to strike?
Go get em Steve.
Shogun headed to the lupe and the Star is headed south, both left this morning. Good luck.
No disrespect intended but got me thinking do I have get some pl68s rerigged with trebles in case?
I have a hard time believing 10 to 1 with the same jig just different hook.
I like it a lot, well done Tim. I guess it's time for you to build another one for me. Centaur please.
Sweet stick Tim.
Sweet rod Jake.
Was that the most forward starboard on the excel?
Bait sounds good, best of luck on your trip.
I caught a nice grouper on the inner banks, they were feeding on the surface.
I got some good information from Tim at the landing waiting for the boat to get in. I went down to see what I missed on the trip I was supposed to...
I know two guys that have fished with Keith, one is still pissed off and the other thinks it's a great operation. One aw shit wipes out ten atta boys.
I can't do coffee grinders.
Most guys fish #100 for dropper loop but you should get away with #80. Take some squid bait wrap yo yo iron for yt, and your Talica 16 with 60 is...
Not raptor, viper.
I wonder what the biggest bft caught on rod and reel at the lupe was when they were there. Fishing tuna alley back then with deep water if the bft...
Screaming deal here, if I didn't have two already this would be mine.
I'd go on the 7 day Royal Star trip to the lupe and catch big tuna and yellows if I wasn't going on a 15 day in January.
I used a Mak 20 with 100 or a HXW Raptor with 100.
Awesome trip, I'm also headed to cowtown in January. I hope for a score like this.
I'd go with the avet, more versatile and I caught some nice tuna at the lupe on mine.
How are you going to wait that long?
My best bft was a 162 at tuna alley Guadalupe, brand new penn 30sw 80lb mono on a 5.5' cal star, took an hour and a half and kicked my butt. The...
I got tired of seeing the last one sit here so I snagged it.
That depends on a lot of things, just have a couple 60 lb rigs and 80 lb rigs with fluorocarbon ready. Reports say yft to150#, good luck. If your...
I saw this last one, has not been fished and Jim is great to deal with. Don't hold your breath on a new version, I grabbed the other one.
I was pulling for Jamie,, nice he got some. But morale to the story, always have the right gear. These trips don't come around everyday and cost...
Damm I hate when that happens.
So big thanks to everyone that posted, great information. I'm having another 7-6 raptor built so I'm all set for rigs. Can't wait to go fishing...
Great read and some very helpful information, thanks.
UPS can destroy anything.
I love reading this story, I was on the Royal Star at the lupe in early August and had a similar experience.
Here's what I have that I think is in the wahoo-stealthy category, thoughts?
Stealthy Talica 20 and HX raptor 5-2
Wahoo Talica 16 and 12, HX 5-2...
There's more to this story, can't wait for the rest.
Upside is I live in San Diego and I'm 10 minutes from the landing. Wife drops me off and picks me up so I can bring anything.
Mak 50W with 200 JB hollow on a cx70 invictus
ATD 50 topless on a wahoodad 3x 7 3" no line yet
SDS 3 speed on a 7 6" viper 130 hollow
SDS 2 no...
I was on the let's talk hook up trip after thanksgiving until my shorthair blew her acl (ccl for dogs) out. She had the TPLO surgery two weeks...
What would you guys that know bring on an up coming 15 day? How many and make up of yft rigs? Same for wahoo and what else?
Very well written, can't wait to read the rest.
Wonder why they cut the trip in half.
I get the Columbia blood and guts long sleeve shirts, lite, cool, sun protection and some spray and wash and blood comes out even after days in a...
When I was at the lupe in august bait selection was the key. Under hand lob with a bait that swam away for the boat was bendo everytime. Only a...
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For those that don't know, this guy is a sport fishing legend.
Those are so nice.
I got to see it first hand and bought some baitwraps when I got home. I also found 4 PL 68s with the baitwrap treatment for an upcoming 15 day.
You won't get spooled at the Lupe fishing 60 or better nowadays, back when the monster bft were there it was a real possibility. I saw several...
I fished J hooks at the Lupe in August for yft without a problem. 2/0, 3/0 4/0 on sardine, 6/0 on bigger bait.
I'd go with the Excel only because I've been on several trips on it and haven't been on the Interpid. Excel ride is awesome.
I caught some 70/80lbs on an sx at the Lupe two weeks ago on 30
Hey here's a story, I just went on a 7 day trip. Some guys smoked cigarettes, some guys smoked cigars and one guy vaped. Most had some beers,...
We fished out passed the islands yesterday, the good news we saw a lot of fish. The bad news they did not eat the sardine or flat falls or surface...
Writing this from the star on the way to the lupe, rocking and rolling.
I just swapped out a 40lb rig for a 130 rig based on your comments, I leave tomorrow for the lupe, I'd love to hang something big on the three speed.
Wow, going to the Lupe Saturday, monster yellows and yft to 150, can't wait.
Do you carry a Shimano 20a?
I caught two bft in the forty pound class on 100 last year, 7 day on the Royal Star. It was the last stop of the trip and I wanted to try a new...
Awesome rod here.
I did see it and passed it on to my neighbor, thanks.
If he would ship they would be sold by now.
Another great looking rod Tim
Sent you a pm yesterday, no reply.
Really like this one Tim.
Very nice Tim.
Love the thread work.
Another beauty Tim
Off to the bay soon
[ATTACH] [ATTACH] [ATTACH] I have a tn 30 sitting around collecting dust, good condition, normal wear. Half full of spectra, no clamp, I take...
Awesome rod sir.
Another beauty Tim.
Match to my viper.
That is sweet, can't wait to fish this Tim.
Awesome stick Tim.
All gone, thanks.
Awesome wrap Tim.
Talica traded and price dropped on remaining rod.
[ATTACH] Some items that aren't fitting in the arsenal. I'm in San Diego and prefer a face to face but I have PayPal and could ship in the right...
On the other side of the world right now but headed home, I'll be by your way Monday
Anglers choice had them, I tried the pho, no bites
Nice fishing with you,Pete
I was on the Royal Star 7 day end of August, flat falls in the dark and early morning were the best for bft. Fish were at 100-200 feet, later in...
Hooked a nice bft on it, sadly the hook pulled but I liked the way it pulled and casted.
Going to try it next week, sure looks great. Thanks Tim.
I just picked up mine from TimmyD, this rod is rated 30-80?[ATTACH][ATTACH]
I've got two nice Newells for sale, I bought both new back in the day. The 447 has seen 5-6 8 day trips and the 344 the same but local fishing as...
Bring them to work Monday
Nice work as usual Timm, see you tomorrow.
Ordered a reel last Friday and it's still awaiting fulfillment.
I just got into Shimano reels, what do you think about the older gold Trinidads vs the new ones. Thanks
Thanks Dirk, right back at you.
It may end up here.
Bump for a great rod builder.
Another beautiful rod Tim.
I'm Keeping the Talica and the 975 is off to the auction site.
I've been on several 8 days and used 40lb rigs for at least 80%. I'd have at least 3 and 4 would be better.
both rods sold and prices dropped on the reels.
Back from fishing, tough conditions. Off water, mega seals.
Couldn't upload from my IPad, I'll try to from the mothership.
**SOLD** Some items that don't fit or don't get used, local pick up only for the rods but I will ship the reels. I'm not looking for trades except...
I want it.
Another awesome rod Tim.
So I guess there's not a scratch or inperfection on the new or like new rods?
Thanks Greg, nice meeting you and for meeting me halfway.
I'm not a marine biologist, just a guess on the great white/bluefin. Pretty sure the GWs eat all the seals they can catch.
I doubt a Great White can catch a free swimming bft, there's a big seal population at the lupe.
I've fished the Lupe back in the day with Greg Trompas on the Point Loma now the Islander. My best bft 162# and caught a few more 50-80 in tuna...
Got the reel today, very nice.
The boat is looking better every time, sorry to hear it won't be at long beach. I'm going there for the first time instead of Del Mar.
That's a toad who, well done.
Really interesting to follow the process, awesome boat.
Great read, well done.
Tommy's the man.
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