Any good wrappers in this area? Thanks
Wow nice find and props to you for returning it to the owner
Is that shirt good for surface iron?
That cuda strike video is pretty sweet :appl:
Wow what a day! Nice job :appl:
Not a HG but pretty good deal with tib clamp
PM if you are willing to let any go
Thanks for the report
Wow nice job! That's awesome
Nice job :appl:
damn that's a full boat
Interesting, did not know that. Wonder why they would cut ties with NRA
looks awesome, making me hungry
Amazon currently has Yeti coolers on sale for 30% off for those that are interested.
I don’t fish bass in SD but I do sometimes up here in Orange County. I use an Abu Garcia Blackmax from Walmart. I think it’s about $40 for the...
Headed out of Dana around 5:30am and cruised over to the 267 and then over to the 209. Only found a couple decent sized paddy’s which had no life...
Bump. Looking for 9 or 10 footers
let me know what ya got
Thanks for the report, you’ll get em next time
Way to go, nice job! Great report as always, thank you
A lot of people like the makairas. I have an Avet HXW Raptor that I like a lot, it's a lot lighter than some of those bulkier reels
Try a JRI3 or 7 surface iron next time if you're not getting them on sardines
Enjoy the time with your friends and let the charter do their job in finding the fish. But for yellows at catalina you need to find clean water...
Nice work :appl:
Well done, nice grade of yellowfin! Congrats, thanks for sharing
You'll get one soon enough, good effort and keep at it
Wow that is awesome! Congrats! Thanks for sharing
Nice job! Way to go Cory! Thanks for the report
I have the 400 and think its a great reel. Fits nicely in the hand. Have only caught some bigger calicos on it but it would definitely be able to...
According to Jeff on the T-Bird that one was 17lbs
Avet HXW raptor comes right out of the box with a power handle. Very comfortable
Check out the Abu Garcia Revo Toro S or Beast Model. The Tranx is great too but I've only used the 500 size. My revo toro s gets 25lbs of drag and...
Nice job! Looks tasty
Congrats! Nice Job
Definitely need more bait than a half scoop. We had a full scoop and chum when we went over to Cat on Saturday last weekend and that still wasn't...
So sick! Congrats, that's a stud:appl:
Thanks for the report and good effort. It's gunna get good here real soon
Good effort, you'll get em next time! Keep at it
Awesome report! Congrats on the great day of fishing
It was posted on Thunderbirds Instagram but without the 976 tuna logo
That bonito is massive!
Thank you. My first yellow on the iron, such a great feeling when you feel that iron stop mid retrieve. Definitely hooked on the iron now :jig:
Headed to Catalina and arrived around 7:30am. Fished the entire day and caught a ton of calicos, a few bonito and a couple barracuda on flylined...
Wow that's awesome! Huge butt!
Nice! Way to go!
Great to hear you are back out on the water again! Great report!
Have a bunch of golf gloves for sale in numerous sizes and colors. Brand new never been used. $5 per glove or 10 gloves for $40. Local pick up or...
Fishermans Hardware in HB had a bunch when I went there yesterday.
They're called Hookup baits
If I were you I would set some goals on what you want to catch whether that is saltwater species or freshwater. From there you need to research on...
Wow, very nice! :appl:
Bring your reels (with line) on your carry on, better to have them with you. I've never been stopped for reels with line. I doubt you can bring...
Wow that is awesome, what a class act by that team :appl:
lookin for a tranx 500 in good condition
Awesome fathers day gift!
one setup for each lure in your tackle box
Nice effort, thanks for the report. You'll get em next time
Good effort! You'll get em next time. You could try butt hooking the baits next time. Like others have said use a j hook and when you feel the...
Nice work! Way to go
Yeah the 26 Anderson is a great boat, rides awesome. Those blue water bait tanks are amazing
Agreed, will do my part better next time to only keep the bigger ones
Hit up San Clemente Island yesterday with Christian on Sekas Sportfishing. Awesome day out on the water and good fishing. Managed 8 yellows, bunch...
looks awesome, nice work
Avet has a pretty quick turn around if you decide to send them in. I sent my LX in last fall and got it back in 5 days.
Wow nice one!
Bump for a good seller
Gotcha. What about hose clamps lol? might not look the prettiest but could work
Best thing to do is bring the reel and rod into a tackle shop, they will help you get the right clamp. I brought in my old deckhand calstar 6480...
A lot of factors determine current in a specific area. Tides, wind, shape of the bottom, and sometimes water temp. I usually can tell if there is...
Great to hear your surgery went well! Hope you have a speedy recovery and get back to fishing soon
Wondering if anyone has any experience or input (good or bad) on these brand of boats. Thanks, appreciate any info.
looking for a 28-30 foot max length Luhrs V-drive
Great site. Lots of info from fellow anglers, daily reports, SST charts and much more. Basically all the fishing essentials condensed into one...
Also a couple hours before and during high tide is when you wanna go fish the jetty. Try and note the tide conditions, time and place when you...
I'm usually using 30# braid on a small/medium size baitcaster but tie on a 15# fluoro topshot. Depends what your fishing for but you can get away...
Keep moving and try different baits like dropshot/swimbaits. Try not to stay in one spot for long periods of time. Also don't be afraid to come...
looks clean, well done
Duran doesn’t fit the Revo toro S otherwise I would have bought one. Brought it to their factory to see if it would fit but the gear box is too...
True, I checked out the duran clamp but unfortunately it does not fit the revo toro s
Looks like anywhere from 15-50$. Depends on model of clamp. I can just buy a used star drag with a clamp for the same price of these damn clamps haha.
Cool clamps, $50 though...pretty steep for a clamp IMO.
Thanks for the info, appreciate it
Yeah need to bring the reel in to one, just wanted to see if anyone has done it before
Was wondering if anyone has ever mounted a Abu Garcia Revo Toro on a deckhand rod. I have the Revo Toro S and love throwing jigs with it. Want to...
Looking for either of these two
Looking for a shimano torium 14 or 16 old or new version
Ya probably better to stay local, especially with the rain were about to get
Not sure, we have our boat in a slip. Heard that they are trying to cut down the number of parking spots....
Left Dana around 5:45 am and headed to Farnsworth Bank. Tons of blue perch around that area. Tried live dines, squid strips, surface iron and yoyo...
Amazing story Billy
Best of luck to you Cory! Amazing options out there for TAVR if you decide to go that route. You'll be back in no time putting the hurt on those fish.
Took about a week for me, depends how many reels you send
Love fishing out of Tamarindo, glad to hear you had a successful trip. Caught my first dorado there a few years back, she was a brute. Also lost a...
Same shit happens to me with a couple of my avets. Instead of taking line off (which works) I will just reel the last few yards in closer to the...
Great job on the bluefin! Way to go
Nice catch, that's a beast. I'd guess its about 200;)
That’s cool, good to know. Thanks for sharing
4/14 - Headed out of Dana and hooked up with some good sized sand bass. Still tons of bait everywhere in Dana should just make your own bait...
hxw raptor, might be a little overkill for 80-100 but nice to have the extra yards in case you hook into a biggie
not a bad idea, thanks
lookin for some cheap rod blanks to practice on
Blue glass still for sale?
I know this was posted a while ago but is it the blank still for sale?
Looking for a seeker ulua blue S glass blank
Well done :appl:
3/31 - Headed out of Dana, got on some nice turd rollers. Tons of bait all around the Dana area. Nice day out on the water for early spring....
Nice Goat :appl:
Thanks for the info! Makes sense, hopefully the GT are around then since they are primarily an inshore fish but will definitely check. Thanks
Thanks Will! Nice king! I'll be sure to check out Sydneys Sportfishing Adventures. That's awesome, looking forward to hearing about your Cairns...
After consideration I will most likely do a flight to Cairns. Know of any charters there that are good? Maybe a fishing/snorkeling combo trip?
A little over 600 yards
if you're set on avet, avet hxw raptor is a better reel to fish all day with than ex30. A lot lighter of a reel with higher drag capability and...
100gm colt sniper with strip of squid/mackerel/sardine, dropper loop with fresh dead squid, and red jigs are getting bit alot
I'd call some of the private charter companies to see if you can join in on another group if they don't mind. Also might want to post this in a...
Very useful website from boating to fishing and all of the above. Can't wait to watch the rest of these videos! Thanks Dave
Looks like a bonito
Is it scented?
Nice fish and boat!
Thanks for the heads up
Nice photos, job well done
Found this on avet's faq, hope it helps.
Nice find! Pike fishing is a lot of fun especially the big ones. Just like the others said use a wire leader and spinner bait or surface lure....
SX or mxj 1speed - for smaller game like schoolie yt and dodo
LX 2speed - most versatile avet IMHO
HXW Raptor - for the big boys
How long is the rod? and line rating? sorry, tough to see from the pics
Looking for a deckhand rod for my mxj, anywhere rated between 20-40lb. Preferably seeker or calstar
Nice! Always good to get out
I've lost a few from them jumping around, I heard that if you keep your rod tip low to the water they are less inclined to jump...is this true?
mono or fluoro for dorado fishing? Can dorado chew thru the mono?
Those look good!
Might give it a shot, also seem to get weeds stackin on the knot as well
anyone have any recommendations on surf fishing lures for halibut that don’t pick up a ton of weeds/kelp. Been using the LC lately and they seem...
Looks like a fish
How do you guys use your mxj Picked one up at the Fred hall show and planning on putting 65lb braid on it and using it for live bait and halibut...
Damn that's disappointing, thanks for the feedback though. You know of any good charters in Sydney?
Im going to be in Australia at the end of August and beginning of September. Flying into and staying in Sydney. Anyone have any recommendations on...
They work just fine out of the box
Damn should have spooled mine up with what you did. I got about 550 yards of 100lb hollowcore on mine and 80lb fluoro topshot. Not sure what brand...
I wouldnt think its off limits as long as your following the 360ft rule
WOW nice! Congrats on the PB
Nice! good looking fillets
I was maybe going to go Friday and Saturday, do I need to purchase 2 tickets to do both days? Would the $50 sign up fee for CCA cover both days?
Nice haul :appl:
Nice, thank you
How much is it to sign up for CCA?
Thank you! Ya less lines the better
Planning on going to the FH show at Long Beach. Do you need to buy tickets to go? If so, is it better to buy them online or at the show? Thanks
Couldn't agree more. Almost bought the tern, pretty glad I didn't
Fred hall show coming up next weekend, any possibility they will be there? :deadhorse
Awesome video! Way to go
Thanks for the tip! I'll have to try that. Constantly have been catching shorts in the same location.
I haven't been using a net, just lifting...
LOL I'll be sure to try that next time, they don't have teeth right?
I agree, the less handling the fish the better. I try and release them as quick as possible once the hooks are out but as we all know halibut go...
Fished the rocks this past weekend and managed to catch 3 halibut. All shorts which were safely released. All caught using LC SP 110. Still...
The rod you match your reel with will also deliver some drag support as well. I have a little sx that has pretty decent drag for that size of reel...
I like the Graphtech rods, can't beat the price. I have one of their rail rods on my hxw raptor rated for 100-130, not the same application as...
Amazing:appl: congrats on the PB
Thanks for the info! Much appreciated
Sweet catch! That’s a big boy
avet star drag....that's if it comes out then:deadhorse. And spend more money (that I don't have) on tackle
Debating on which fred hall show to go to this year...maybe both? I have never been before.
Which one is better to go to the San Diego or Long...
Excellent work :appl:
Gunna start watching tennis instead
Should have went fishing this weekend in the rain instead of watching that lame ass game...
I’ll have to give that a shot, cheap and effective. Thanks
Thanks for the info. I’ve heard mixed reviews on using lizards for bait but have never tried it so I guess I will give it a shot next time I catch...
Mount it to the boat...no rod needed
I looked it up and as of September its on back order at some tackle websites, and it says it should have 140 plus pounds of drag using quad drag...
Good effort! Get em next time
How do you guys get your boat to slow down enough to bounce ball at 1-1.5knots. I heard that's the best speed to bounce at. We have two 150's and...
Nice bugs! Thanks for the report
Yeah I’ve tried the bounce balling, no luck with that either. Half the time my rigs get all tangled, need more practice with it
Does anyone have any advice on halibut drifting here in SoCal. For the rig I use a three way swivel with 4ft of 25-30lb fluorcarbon tied to a...
Nice yellow! :appl:
Thanks for the info, I'll have to take a look at the Tranx200
Anywhere from 59-61 out at the 267
We hit the 267 yesterday as well, sadly no luck either with the yellows as all the paddys we hit were dry. Beautiful day though
Anyone use the shimano curado k? Looking to get one for some shore/jetty fishing for halibut and bass. Any reviews good or bad would be helpful,...
Headed out of Dana towards the 267 at 6:30am with a half scoop of sardines. Found 6 or 7 good sized paddy's hoping for some wintertime yellowtail....
Only have caught 10-15lb dorado on my sx. It’s a great little reel! My favorites for fly lining live dines and Mack
Sounds like a well spent couple days at the island! Congrats on the bugs, thanks for sharing!
She was safely released and swam away perfectly haha
1/25/19 - Headed down to DP jetty for a couple hours after work and after the third cast hooked up on a small halibut. Fun little fight with the...
They should be the same but im not 100% sure.
Found this on Avet's FAQ section on their website, hope this helps
Sounds like an awesome trip! Job well done, thanks for sharing
Wow, nice Bull!
Little late but caught my very first wahoo on a hand line in 2018 while visiting Curaçao.
Great report! Love the dedication to stick it out and go fishing
I looked at both but went with the HXW Raptor. Just got mine a few months back and spooled it with 100lb hollow core and 80lb leader. Raptor has...
Heading to Waco Texas in the middle of February for 4 days. Anyone have any recommendations on where to fish in Waco? Looking to fish for...
Usually every month or so Turners will have avet reels on sale. Its usually about 10% off and 300 yards of line for free as well with purchase of...
1/19/19 - Headed offshore out of Dana looking for the yellowtail, found a few paddy’s but didn’t connect with any so decided to hit up Box Canyon...
Nice job :appl:not too shabby for only being out there for only a couple hours
Nice job on getting those butts, thanks for the post!
Anyone going out this weekend out of socal since there's a break in the rain? Wondering if the yellowtail might still be around after all the rain...
Looks like a keeper! haha you can't always catch the big one
yeah we found a lot of paddys as well and marked a lot of fish and bait but had trouble getting any of them to bite. Although, some people seem to...
Probably catch 3 or 4 at a time with the sabiki haha...good idea
1/13/19 - Headed offshore about 11 miles off San Onofre and found a few paddy’s that had small and decent sized yellowtail under them. Tried...
Recently purchased an HXW Raptor and am trying to figure out what I should fill it up with. Will be using this for the bigger tuna.
Any more news on when this new avet star drag will be available?
My SX is filled with 40lb braid and 20lb mono top shot. I mainly use it for flylining bait or small jigs. Currently have it on an 8ft 15-30lb...
The SX is a great little reel, I have 40lb braid with a 20lb mono top shot on mine. Great for live bait
Check out the reels on Avet's website for all the specs on each of them. Also considering going in to a tackle shop to look/hold them all to see...
Avet is pretty good with their turn around time. I sent my LX reel in last Tuesday for servicing and I received it back this Monday. Considering a...
You should be good with the 300yds of 50lb power pro and can even add a top shot of 50yds of 20lb mono if you want.
Thanks for the tips and help. I recently took the push knob cover on the handle off. Seems that the push knob for the two speed is very loose and...
My Avet LX two speed is stuck in the low gear and won’t shift back to high gear. Tried pressing the lever to depressed it but it still will not...
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