Gimme some o' that over some hot rice! Yummy!
“don’t think that’s a Calico” --Classic! Love it!
Way to go!
[ATTACH] Whataya talkin' about. There were only 30 anglers aboard
Sounds like you see life through...........beer goggles.
Damnnnnnnn. Good job!
Any luck throwing a 2-3" megabait in 'chovy color on those breaking tuna?
Way to go
Those are fat skippies!
Great catch!---on the mylar.
I picked one up while paddle boarding off PV last week.
We're just jelly, cuz he was pulling on fish and we weren't
Great read. Thanks.
Nice to hear about the extra effort of Capt/crew.
I don't see any more Open Party trips on the Gail Force/Triton calendar....
Triton looks top heavy ( elevated pilot house). Can anyone comment on how this affects the ride?
Bummers on that big one.
That drag didn't sound bad to me. Is consensus here that his drag should be smoother?
OP- when was reel last serviced?
Looking good! Keep the reports coming.
Gotta hop on one of your open party trips soon.
Hate it when work gets in the way of play:(
Looks like a fun day.
Really like the reports--keep 'em coming!
Dammnnnn.......now *that's* a S.L.U.G.!
Nice Calico too!
I too like the reel mounted higher than the 'industry standard'. Although I like the reel seat for ease of mounting/dismounting reels, there's no...
If your jig stick length/weight is your constant (c), then to get an edge:
1)mount your reel lower--this increases the relative length of the rod,...
Nice ones!! Looks like fun!
Wondering if using a red colored swim bait would increase strikes, since they're keyed in on the red crabs.
Thanks. Any others besides Pursuit and Triton?
Is it first come first served on Triton?
Heard there's a boat that charges optional fee for a...
Which 3/4 day boats allow the use of bunks? LA/Long Beach/San Pedro landings?
Would be nice to catch a few zzz's to/from Catalina
Damnnn. Nice catch!
Way to ease 'em up!
How much # did the big one go on the scale?
Wow. Never seen/heard of that before. Sounds appetizing. Will try it this season.
You mean like these?
Send me a self addressed stamped envelope, and you can have them.
What's the distance limit? Catalina?
How's the quality at the Asian markets?
How can you tell what 'good' frozen squid looks like?
Wils----No. I said (meant) 'my society' would tip 15-20% total if the capt DOES own the boat (with the assumption that all of the 15-20% goes to...
Common practice (e.g. business OWNERS) don't get tipped for service, whereas their employees do get tipped. Not a hard and fast rule, but a...
Congrats on an awesome day.
OK, so 15-20% sounds fair, but WHO should I give the $$ to, at the end of a trip? (e.g. chartered sporty or 6 pack). Give the whole tip to the...
Just the facts:
San Pedro Bait-small 5" 'dines, lasted all day
Fished a few spots Frontside starting at Hen Rock for nothing. Made our way...
Enter any location. It'll tell you the optimal time to go catching.
Agree on trying to make it right for the customer.
If BD was around last decade, my "incident" with the Dreamer 10 yrs ago may have also produced...
Dreamer did this to me 10 yrs ago. I used to fish Dreamer 2-3x/year over a decade ago. Back then, Allyn had some guy (mexican guy, can't...
I don't know how to weld, so use split rings.
Stock assist hooks with Owner Aki Twist 5/0-7/0
I know deckhands deserve more than they make. A little buddy of mine asked how much they make, and I was stumped. Not sure if he's contemplating...
Tino is now galley cook?
Maybe they're all fished out.
Today's SD counts show <5 fish/boat, on 3/4 and overnight boats!
Tribute Overnight Trip 24anglers-- 2 California...
Out at Desperation Reef last year, I got bit (see my avatar) on squid loong soak with only 15-20% of line left. If I had reeled in bait when I...
Salt water deteriorates the rubber band that fast?
Does the rubber band stay on long enough for multiple long soaks?
Why not use a rubbercore sinker ?
I'm more impressed by your writing skills than Jake's trophy. Now that's saying a lot! Stay in school.
What's the general consensus on this older reel?
Are the internals similar to Jigmaster?
How much drag does it offering?
How heavy braid would...
For fishing 'local' Bluefin, which I guess is anywhere up to 100# fish, but more likely smaller.
Is 80 lb braid OK?
This would be my heaviest...
Sounds like a plan:)
Want to fish 1/2-3/4 day party boat (Redondo). Do they allow spectra with short 4' fluoro leader?
Learned to fish on the Special with my...
Sounds good. thanks
Do the brakes need to set "Symmetrical", so the opposite side brake matches? If so, odd that it wasn't this way from the...
I just purchased a Tranx 300A, and noticed that the brakes set from the factory appear randomly pulled outward (some Brakes ON).
2-3 brake pegs...
Are the 3/4 boat fishing kelp paddies for those YT?
Saw the Tbird got 'em, assumed they were at Catalina. Maybe not?
Size of Yellowtail at Coronado's?, but also Catalina. Looks like Thunderbird (Newport) got 'em, probably at Catalina
Where do they sell Cousin's rods in L.A.?
So the first 11 guys to check in get a bunk? Pretty cool
Congrats on the new addition. You'll need a XL FRIB soon:)
April 22 looks good for me.
Darn, would love to go but that date doesn't work for me.
Keep me updated
The rep at the show was pretty cool, not sure if his name was Nabs...
Anybody heard of these Foldable RIB's?
Saw them at the Fred Hall Show. The rigid bottom folds down (like a book), making for a small transport...
Hey Nugget--do you launch it at the free small boat ramp inside King Harbor by Redondo Sportfishing pier?
Didn't know the City sank in the harbor. So what did they do with it?
I used to fish the Special when Eric was deckhand.
Cartop? Now you got me thinking....
How do you get it up on the car roof?
How much does it weigh (without motor)?
So I'm planning on getting a Tranx 300 (maybe at Fred Hall), but I've been seeing some posts here on how it may/may not fit some rods. Something...
What shape leadhead is preferred for fishing dead (or strips) squid (e.g. Calico's)
banana? bullet? Why?
What is the advantage of a non-disengaging level wind?
I thought one selling point of disengaging level wind is less resistance while casting....
Thanks for the reply. Sounds good. I like the ability to cast light baits.
Looks like I "gotta" get one now.
Will they be for sale at the Fred...
So I've been using my Calcutta 400 gold level wind reel on every trip (local islands/overnight) since I got it probably a decade ago. Fish 50#...
Rodless....thanks for posting that video. I see how easy it is to tie the heavy fluoro now. Will give it a shot once the water warms up. Can't wait!
2 turn Uni is enough on the flouro?
Problem I have with knots on heavy flouro (50-80#) is that it bunches up and hard to cinch down.
How did the doc get the hooks out? Looks like it was deep beyond the barb.
Sounds like a nice day on the water.
Do you offer Kayak fishing tours in Redondo/PV?
Where do you launch out of?
How'd you guys do on the Dreamer?
why won't the calico or macs eat the squid in the tank?
Way to go Tonx!!
Glad you got a big one!
Bummer about the shark bite.
Wondering why the Sharks weren't a problem at Desperation Reef couple...
Way to brave the weather and go for it. It paid off !
Time to change your avatar pic -like me:)
LOL. Tell Al Gore
Maybe OP could get his homeless drunk deckhand to be his secretary too.
Ah, got it. thanks
Are the gears on the Toro Beast plastic?
If so, any issues with that, compared to metal gears?
Screw ties are screwed into what? (Cork tape/Hypalon?)
Regular zip ties looped around what?--side of guide?
Congrats on an awesome day, and thanks for a great report.
I like your style--take 10.min to recollect, retie knots, observe your surroundings,...
Very cool. Nice one.
They don't call it candy bait for nuthin'.
Did you see what was in it's stomach?
Wondering if they're only gorging on the squid
WOW. Trip of a lifetime!!
I was intrigued by the TranX at the beginning of this season (Fred Hall hype). I had a chance to pull on a 80lb BlueFin on my friend's TranX, and...
Thanks for the replies.
So I guess the consensus is that with a few feet of flouro leader, the highly visible white spectra is not of concern...
I've noticed that many deckhands, and experienced anglers often use white colored braided line. Although there is typically a 5 ft length of...
Yellowtail action is always good.
No fresh water--what does that mean?--on an overnight boat, no showers anyway, so galley had no water for...
15#fluoro and size 4 hook didn't work for us at all last week. Boils everywhere, multiple schools. lively sardines, flat falls, megabit--nada....
Awesome vid. Even better catches. Way to go!
Do you mean to point the rod straight at the fish (no rod bend) when the tuna is circling? What is the rationale for that? More pressure can be...
More Paranoia.......or.......More Patience?
noun [ U ]
strong tendency to feel that you cannot trust other people or...
Will be fishing in a few days out of S.D. Not a whole lot of consistency anywhere it seems.
Not necessarily looking for cow BF, but just some...
That SLO article is about the Shark fisherman who turned himself in. What about the BSB angler?
Saw this post on the Surfer Forum.
Idiot caught a BSB, paraded around with it, then dumped it 30 ft over pier.
So they're biting macs and not 'dines?
Yeah, was that necessary?
There must've been something biting just offshore at Rocky Point (Northern edge of PV) today (Saturday) at 9-10am. The Redondo Half Day boat and...
So what happened? Did you land it?
What's a yupcart?
What do you guys mean by "Doubling up on the knot" when tying to a jig? What knot do you suggest?
Nice YT Dan! Been watching your show for years--keep it up!
What's the technique in fishing a squid tipped buck tail?
Cast out, and retrieve at...
Seeing some sporadic high YT counts from Catalina. How big are they running?
Nice vids. Thanks
I'm gonna get me a pair of those lucky camo pants.
What does one need to do/accomplish to achieve this status?
Nice YT!! Way to get 'em!
How many YT were landed total?
What do you mean by 'pegged' 3/4oz weight? Like a sliding egg sinker?
Talk to me. I don't have a boat (yet). What are the pro's vs con's of an aluminum boat?
Mindbent--You are correct. Not ALL deckhands are drug using dropouts. I apologize.
Sick and tired of how the crew deserves the JP, how little $$ they make, and how hard they work.
Why don't they go to school, get an education,...
Here's a Ling I got at SCI last wk on iron[ATTACH]
Way to go!
How do fish the iron for those? YoYo?
How did the rest of the boat do?
When fishing with anchovies, I've searched and read a few posts recommending COLLAR hooking 'chovy.
Question: if using a very small sliding egg...
Wow. Way to go!
How're you rigged up? That 2nd one hooked itself.
Are you in free spool with clicker on? or in gear ?
Great day on the water. Sure they're stoked. Nice Sandies, too!
Those bombers seem to work well. How do you fish them? cast/retrieve? or drop...
Any sites where I can get few buck$ off entry into the show?
Here's a little somethin' for your efforts:)
There was a recent thread about Kroc jigs.
Didn't want to hi-jack that...
Rad video and jams
Tuna rob--where's the tuna? jk
Don't they charge you $$ for hand launching (Yak, paddle board) from the hoist dock?
Do they still rent out skiffs at Rocky Pt Fuel Dock?
Any action on the Bonito lately?
How about the bait situation?
Cody--post up a pic of your 8' inflatable.
I paddle board around Rocky Pt all the time, thinking about fishing off my paddle board.
"Run n Gun...
"I was totally his bitch." LOL
Way to go on the bruiser with bass gear. Sweet!
So when (in relation to tide) is the best time to fish?
e.g. high tide this Friday in SoCal is 4' high tide at 8:00am. Will be fishing Catalina....
How do you fish the Megabaits for yellowtail?
Yo yo, or lift/wind?
One word: Hardcore!
U da Man!
Very nice grade of fish. Kudos for going 2 for 2.
I was thinking of trying the Ultra. Other than the forward bunks, how was the rest of the...
Thanks for the report, but you don't have to YELL!
Way to be persistent. I remember longing to catch my first YT, back in the day. Similar to you, I kept an eye on the reports and...
I see traps out in PV (northern end, near The Cove/Lunada Bay). What's considered inside vs outside the SMB?
Congrats on the catch, but why does the guy in the grey shirt get all the fun?
He first farms the first bite (starboard stern), then as the guy in...
How are you securing the gear to the board? What are those giant twisty-ties?
Was thinking of taking out my sup to the kelp beds for...
Thanks for the update, all.
Chad--good luck tomorrow, let us know how you do. I can't get out till next wk.
Was on my paddle board today, saw a...
Any action inside the harbor?
Is the bait barge still in operation ?
45 yards plus 10 yards does not equal 75 yards.
2nd grade math
Is it universally agreed upon that a single large hook is superior to a treble hook? Why?
Congrats on the new shop. I will check it out.
Although Yo's had iconic status back in the day, I must say it really wasn't an inviting business...
Congrats on a fun sounding trip.
Did you guys try throwing jigs/iron/megabait/plastics at the boils?
Must be frustrating with active fish, but...
Way to go!
I was out there (PV) today on my paddle board. Saw a few big (3-4 ft across) bat rays by the cove. Over a dozen of them also at RAT...
Was this a tutorial on how NOT to fish for Yellowtail?
jk--I'm just jealous!
Great catch! Way to go!
Way to go! Nice catch!
How do you fish those spoons?
Drop to bottom, jerk and retrieve??
Nice going! Not bad for dead of winter. I could imagine how much you'll hook up in a couple months.
btw, Red Drum looks like a no-nonsense...
Gotta see this vid:
What year did they last wash said blankets?
Very well written...and your catching ain't bad either.
Anyone of us would kill for a trip like that. Way to go!!
Kudo's for breaking out the...
Just saw the Options website, and there's a pic of Tino as Capt. What happened to Wes?
How's that work?
Is Capt Dave a friend, or do you pay him to drive your boat?
Looks like a fun day.
Holy Cow! Those are huge YF for overnight trip this season. EPIC!
You couldn't get anyone to go on a trip of a lifetime, out of 20 losers?
Sight fishing for dorado--very cool.
Hearing that about Redondo sucks. I'm saddened, also, cuz I used to fish there regularly (when Eric was the deckhand on the Special--early to mid...
options for sure
Monte Carlo is now a 3/4 day boat, and San Pedro Special is running 1/2 day out of 22nd St.
I agree with you guys, that a comfortable boat for the...
Will be headed out next week for an afternoon half day, targeting Sandies/Barries with a couple kids.
Which of the above boats is best? ie...
Saw a flotilla 1-2 miles off the Manhattan Beach pier on Sunday morning (June 10). What's out there?
Did someone say zoom?
Persistence paid off. Way to go!
So the 6 pk fleet (Options) are fishing down near SanO? Guess it's the only game in town.
Well written. Are you a writer?
Oh yeah, nice toads.
Anything new on the Dreamer. Did it get new engines last year?
If the Capt is NOT the owner of the boat, does he get part of the tip?
I assume the 2nd Capt gets a cut of the tip, right?
thanks for the good info
Is the tip customarily given to each crew member separately?
The 20% (or whatever amount) is the total amount, divided amongst all crew, right?...
Offshore run with no bait. Score on the iron.
You da man!
thanks for the update.
I'm going out on the Mardiosa this Friday
Did you guys fish the back side at all? Anything happening back there?
What's with the add'l $8 for frozen squid?
Isn't that a little 'unusual'?
Check out the Pierpoint Landing report below. Is the Phantom back on line fishing? I thought it was donated for research a couple years ago?...
There's huge Calico bass inside the resort. I saw some 4 lb calico's in the pond next to the dock (kayak, paddleboat rental). Don't know if they...
The new captain jumped from the deck, fully dressed, and sprinted through the water. A...
It's harder to hand off to Jr, than to land a YT. You did both. Way to go!
I've been seeing some boats off PV/Torrance Beach the past few evenings. Is there squid there?
Way to go!
Happy belated BDay!
Looks like the Dreamer got 'em today
I had a similar story which didn't end quite so well. Two yrs ago, I made reservations on the DREAMER 6 months in advance, with Raul...
Now *that* is the way to do it!
Way to go, nice outing.
Yes, I'm always amazed at how hard Yellowtail pull. Smart fish, good fight, great...
Mr.Mudd is a man of few (well chosen) words:)
Thanks for the report. Have they been hitting inside the harbor for awhile? or just started?
Anyone been fishing off the skiffs inside the...
Was it tough fishing? Did most boats get 1 or 2 wsb?
Educate me on these 'browns'. Are they "brown rockfish"? good eating?
They look to be good sized, assuming you're in the S.M. Bay.
Glad to hear about the new bait company and Coroloma
So what times will the Caroloma run? Two half day trips--7:30am and 1:30pm?
Now *THAT's* hard core.
Congrats on the Yellows...........you certainly earned it.
I was watching Brandon and keyed on his method, then I started to land some nice grade bass also. .
So.....what exactly is this 'method'?...
Those are "Da Bomb"
half day, 3/4, overnight???
What was the hook up/landing ratio?
What #test were those others using?
How long was your topshot?--don't cattle boats require like 100yds of...
The Limitless fishes Guadalupe Island???
Enjoyed fishing w/ Tom for tuna outa SD
I've got some dates with the Dreamer and Options this spring/summer, so will have to check your operation out also!
Can't make the...
But shouldn't we already be seeing some effects of El Nino?
The water temps (in LA) are still only 58degrees. I would've expected it to stay...
So should we expect WSB in March? Tuna by June?
How did it go down during the last moderate El Nino?
Interesting set-up. How do you fish it? Cast it out, let it sink and slowly retrieve off the bottom? troll?
Wow. Amazed that T has some supporters. My buddy had her wrap a rod about 8 yrs ago. The freakin' guides were so crooked, no way someone could...
Not sure where we were, to be honest with you. I let Watson do the driving.
Good job! You gotta do everything right to land a Yellow like that. Way to go!
Below the window where you type your text, is a box labelled "Additional Options"
Under Additional Options, click "Manage...
Fished Friday 9/4 aboard overnight 6pk Dreamer.
Bait: medium Sardines and live squid (can't get better than that!)
Morning YT bite was sparse. We...
Thanks for the update, guys.
Looking forward to going out with Allyn later this wk.
Anyone heard any reports or been out on the Dreamer out of Pierpoint Landing lately?
Their website fishcount stopped at the beginning of this...
Bending the tail--do you mean bending the wire loop that holds the hook?
Way to go!
Sounds like the identical situation we had last wkend at SCI on the Dreamer 6pk.
Early morning pick for a couple of hours. 100', no...
Way to go!
Anyone can catch fish, not everyone can be a great dad.
Yeah, my YT in the 1st pic ate a squid on a 3oz dropper loop, cranked up a few feet off the bottom, reel in gear, just like you recommended (I'm...
Of course! I noticed the library of DVD's missing from below deck, but this was the first time I saw it playing on his fish finder/GPS...
We fished SCI today with Watson at the helm.
Awoke at SCI to see a dozen sportboats and 6 pks all in the same area.
At 0530, the bite starts. It...
Good surfing, so must be SCI.
Let us know when you get the surfing footage up.
Squid is plentiful?
What time of day was the bite?
Help me decide too!
To sum it up, the choice is either SCI for a long shot at some nice YT, or Cat for a chance at WSB or maybe YT, and probably...
Going out to the islands (probably Cat, maybe SCI), targeting WSB/YT.
Heard the dark/gray bite is often on the dropper loop rig. (on the bait...
It seems the bat rays are overtaking Catalina. It seems that past couple years, the rays are much more plentiful, such that every trip, we...
Going out Thur night to fish Friday. Heard the bait's been hard to come by lately. Any updates?
Sea bass still hit/miss?
Now that's what I want to hear. I've got my first trip on the Mardiosa in 2 wks.
Are you guys fishing over 30#test to get those monsters?...
So just put constant pressure (bent rod) on the fish?
The fish swimming around allows the spectra to cut the kelp?
When fishing spectra (eg 30lb w/ 5' flouro leader), how do you use it's cutting advantage to get a fish out of the kelp?
Fishing Catalina, bass,...
Rubberhook---great info. Thanks!
That last pic shows quite a haul. Was that Catalina or San Clemente Island?
Good job. Signs of spring/summer (finally)
Were you on a 3/4 day boat?
So where can we buy these shirts?
So the Samurai is the 'new' FORTUNE? I had some awesome trips with Steve T. skippering the Fortune, and Eddie...
When fishing the heavy iron with squid, what is the 'technique'? Let it sit on the bottom, reel in gear?
Drop to bottom/reel up/drop/repeat?...
Did you book both days this weekend? or are you advertising for Dreamer open party dates?
I may join you if you have any dates in late april....
I thought Raul was outa the picture. I've been talking to Allyn directly since last summer, for bookings, etc.
Glad I don't have to deal with...
Glad to see a quality looking operation available locally.
I missed your booth at Fred Hall, and have fished other 6pks (Dreamer, Phantom, etc)....
So what happened to Phantom and Old#7 ? Word is they aren't running anymore?
Saw a booth at Fred Hall with a new 6pk called Options, w/ Capt...
When I fish private/6pk boats, I use a 5 foot length of fluoro leader straight onto spectra.
On party boats, is there a "rule" that there must be...
What's new is that they're about 1/2 mile straight out from the Manhattan beach pier.
Cool. Thanks for the update and nice pics of the kids.
Anyone been skiff fishing inside Redondo Harbor? Wondering if the Bonita are biting inside. Thinking about going out on the Rocky Point skiffs...
Way to go!
We had a similar day yest (fri). 5yft, 4 albies
btw, 2nd picture above. Caption contest:
"Is that a tuna you're wearing,...
I was out there also.
Musta stopped at a dozen paddies, but all dry.
Metered tuna under the porpoise, but they would not bite.
We scratched up 5...
Today (Fri) SW of SCI. Albies were small 10-12#. Hit both on jigs (yellow/orange plastic skirt), and bait. Not wide open by any stretch. Single...
Nice report and pics. Anytime you land a YT on a cattle boat (or any boat for that matter) AND get a free yummy BBQ dinner for free, that's livin'!!
Wow. great catch and vid. I esp like the film rolling when you get bit/hookset.
Way to go!
Sorry to hear it was slow for you guys yesterday. I was out there Monday also, on a 3/4 day charter aboard the Gail Force (LA Harbor). 18...
Thanks for all the suggestions. You guys are dead on with lures/technique.
I went out today on the Gail Force 3/4 day charter out of LA Harbor....
What type of artificials are currently working for the LA Sandies? Plastics--what colors? Mega-Bait?
Tips on techniques?
Is this done? If so, any particular type of swivel, and what type of knot/connection of spectra to swivel?
Xpost--is a swivel ok to use to connect the spectra to flouro ? If so, any particular type?
Island fishing (Catalina/SanClemente). I have a PG251. What spectra/flouro leader set up? Thinking of 50#spectra/40#flouro?--if so, how much...
Great pics (i felt a little nauseous watching him chew the heart). Thanks for the report.
What kind of bait did the YT bite?
What bait is available these days?
Is squid still fairly easy to come by, or has the fin bait been available?
What's the YT/WSB been biting?
What was the bait du jour?
heard squid, 'dines, and 'choveys are around
Nice 1st YT.
As a matter of fact, nice YT anytime!!
Isn't the WON Catalina Tourney this weekend?
Let us know how it goes on the Dreamer. I was on it last Friday, fished SCI, but no wsb. Handful of Calico's (3/4 limits).
Thanks for the update.
Rubberhook2---let us know how you do. I go out with Watson on thur. night
Post the pics. Hold the words.
*THAT* is an awesome story.
Way to go!!
I hear ya, BUT......if there's mono between the spectra and 4 yrds of flouro, essentially you lose the kelp cutting advantage of spectra.
1) what length fluoro leader?
2) easiest knot to connect spectra to flouro?
You're 15 and you've got an avatar like that?
I'm new to this site, and see a lot of love for Old #7 and Phantom.
I've fished w/ Tino once last year, and had a good day on the water (2YT to...
Thanks for great responses.
Question about spectra basics:
I attended the Terrence's website WSB seminar in Torrance last wk, speaker was Capt Tom of...
New here, did search.
Fishing Islands for WSB/YT. Would a Calcutta levelwind stand up to 30# spectra w/ 20-25# flouro top shot? Specifically,...
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