Try the Tomahawk out of San Diego. Go to their website and check out.
Thanks, found it and ordered it. Spent 2 days looking for it and forgot what to call it. Old age sucks.
I haven't bought in years and am not able to find on line. Looking to find more wire to make more bombs as I ran out. Thanks in advance for your...
My 2 go-to stores, Squidco and Anglers Choice, prices seem to be lower than any of the other stores.
Catch and Release
I have caught many wahoo. The best advice I can give is listen to what the crew tells you what to do. If other anglers are catching see what...
We have fun on the ride home and catch wahoo
You will absolutely love the big Bird. Andy and the cre are great and Mike the chef creates masterpieces in the galley. You will however have to...
Best swag was an Okuma large reel bag.
Armando must be in the crow's nest
Have a great trip on the AA, and send reports as going through withdrawals here.
This is a copy of the email that we received.
We are sorry to inform you, June Heat has been canceled.
The U.S. Coast Guard and ABS inspectors...
Thanks Charlie, only thing I have in the works is Tuna Wars on June 24-26
The annual Red Rooster III June Heat trip has been cancelled due to lengthly repairs. Withdrawals here I come.
Anybody remember Paul the chef back in the early 80's?
I heard John was commericial fishing, but don't know for sure.
Thanks, I remember the hooch problem. I think the food he served was better when cooked under the influence.
Can anyone remember the chef back in the day? Made the best baked wahoo with dill sauce.
My first love, fished here solely for 20+ years, many different captains and crews. Also great crew members, Tim, Tom, Jiro, Ryan, Spike,
It took me well over 15 years to finally catch hoo on a bomb or lure, always caught on bait more than my share and limits when everyone else was...
I have seen multiple tangles because of the balloons, and many ballooners let them out to far and tangle with the KITE rigs. This really pisses...
Do look into trip insurance.Always bought, and never used, then I had to use on two different trips. It cost $240 a year and well worth it. I...
Soda, Doug and the rest of the gang, Have fun and tight lines.
Good job, show those boys how to catch them
I have a post-it note over my camera, and only take off when I want to use it. As the message was poorly written with bad grammar, bad structure...
You mean you wouldn't trade me your 346# tuna for a 30# yellowtail?
Wahoo tacos by Mike on the RR3
I do not care for yellowtail........so I don't put a line in the water when the boat is trying to catch them.
What an inspiration! That means I can still fish for 21 years.
Then you are not clueless
Andy and the crew will help you, all you have to do is ask.
Great Boat with Great Food
I suggest the Red Rooster. They have rooms instead of bunks with no privacy.
Funny thread, got a good laugh
What you are getting is a HAND-OFF. Sad part is that it is counted with jackpot fish.
No such thing, used by everyone, sign doesn't mean a thing. The boat just has the greatest crew and food.
Nice, very similiar to the one David make for me last year[ATTACH]
I have ridden only 5 LR boats, but I love the Rooster with it's great captain Andy and his crew, and of course the great food from Chef Mike (Boomer).
RR is my choice
And Jeff has been wanting to be a partner for years
I agree Bill. $$$ appears to be the factor, same as with the Q.
go to loftus-martinfishing.com thet sell different colors
Nebraska, you need to give up your day job, and write for a living. Your writing is just fantastic.
to buy new, 319 with free shipping (best deal) add rocket launchers (plain) 40. so your price is fantastic and your rocket launchers are custom...
great price, someone should have taken before now
I love fishing with you Nebraska
Please go again soon. MY fishing trips with you here on BD is almost as good as being there myself. Thank you for a wonderful read.
That's true, but also in the '18 and now the '19. Check out the fishing trips on this board.
great looking tuna
absolutely read more reports. Wish I was on the water right now.
Nebraska, please schedule another trip real soon. Really enjoy the stories
I can't get enough, it's as if I am the one holding the rod and grinding on the fish.
Another epic, the saga continues, thank you
I don't know about the rest of you, but I get light-headed holding my breath whil I read and anticipate.
We're loving it
I was by your side the entire time. Thank you.
reduced to what?
are you going to LB show?
tick tock, tick tock we're waiting
needs a zip code
I was there with you on every swell of the boat, winding on the down and loosing again on the lift. Getting dizzy just holding my breath trying...
Nebraska, use are such a tease, if you were female I might have called you something else. Don't make us beg.
Nebraska, your Godfather is one of the greatest guys we know. Love your writing style. Now, please continue, as I reallly hate cliff-hangers....
congrats to all on a great trip.
Vag no longer allows up to park there
Here are pic of proposed hotel and article
I'm cheering for you Soda
Now it's your turn Soda
send pics from the rocks
So jealous, make me proud
The tuna had bitten offor scratched a lot of the luminous off the jigs, I recently redid all of mine with stuff on the internet and they really...
So envious, good luck
What rod are you wanting to pair with a new reel?
Dan, what reel did you use when you caught the 346# ? Didn't you own that reel? I use Accurate 50 and 30's only for the big fish, as you can...
[ATTACH] Yes Dan, it is not a wahoo, but looks like one. My son-in-law and my daughter.
My son-in-law became interested in fishing. I advised him to buy the Shimano Torium and I sent him a Capt Jimmy bomb in green. He fishes off the...
Like you posted, a dream, your dream trip. Good luck and tight lines.
THIS SPOT IS STILL AVAILABLE FOR $3,000........PM SODA
I tip the minimum 15% period. I do however also tip some individual crew members that did an exceptional job.
I heard Cal went to Div of Forestry, after Rodney lost his job on the Q, I heard he was doing automotive repair
And Cal, Travis, Tim, Tom Eric, Travis 2, Paul, Glen and many othets
Yes our trip was slow Charlie, 12 tuna and 6 wahoo. And of course multiple sharks. However, all of us understand it is fishing. We all had a...
I believe that it is time for this sad post turning into a pissing contest be shut down immediately.
Who is ready?? I am! Can't wait to see all my friends after I had to cancel last year because of medical.
Enough of all the speculating bs and finger pointing. The message of the OP was only know information, and the concern is for the dead and...
I do it every time I shampoo
I was just told by an angler currently at the docks that he didn't survive. So so sad
How sad for everyone. Prayers for everyone.
199something, on the Q, 10 day with Sam? at the helm. Wore me out and beat me up, but that only encouraged me to go again and again and again....
Soda said working, not the captain
Sorry Mike, he didn't say as he was using his cell phone and couldn't talk much
I can tell you from personal experience that anglers are in line early the day before they leave. They book 1 room at the Vag, and they take...
Just received a call from Soda. They are arriving back at dock Saturday morning. Most everyone has limits. Wahoo biting, boat has over 100, all...
are you wearing gloves that might accidently snag the line?
[ATTACH] Working on a cow or super with my NEW jig made special for me by a friend.
Good job Alan
AND, Mike, Charlie, Tom, Mike (splash), Alan, Miles, Dr. Death and others
Yes, Jack, Gary and Leo..........and me. We need anglers!!!
damn, scary. Mine was gone for 3 months before it returned. My name engraved on my reels now. Wish you were going in Nov, looks like a light load.
Then you better send someone over to Soda'a house to show him how to do that.
Friends of Rollo Call (858) 350-5870
Like I posted earlier, it took 3 months for mine to return home. The person who has it probably hasn't unpacked his gear yet, just a pile in his...
It took me 3 months to finally get mine back, so don't get anxious
They are no good, won't catch a thing. I will pm you my address so you can send to me and I will dispose of them for you.
I have fished with Dave Marciano on 3 different occasions, and he is a real pleasure to talk to, very generous and very informative. You will...
Bill Havens aka Salty Dawg made my Seeker 2x4 a few years ago, great work. [email protected]
Great boat & crew
try local trophy shops here first.
So correct, love my 9 foot Seeker
As I've gotten older I found that I had difficulty lifting and carrying the tackle boxes. I used to take 2 large plano black boxes, switched to...
As many as possible. And I still leave a lot at home. I was just working on my PL68's adding more flourescent as they get all bitten up. Never...
2.5 days Tuna Wars, 15 day June Heat and 15 day Accurate in Nov. on the RR.
Still have the Accurate November trip to do yet this year.
If you haven't been on the Tomahawk, you should try it. Top notch captains and crew and you will like the boat, and the food is great also.
Dan, next time try the Red Rooster III. Pick a trip that is sponsored like Accurate Reels, or Okuma. Then you will get to use their rods and...
Just be sure after catching a fish, you always check line for chaffing and cut it off and retie the hook. Once the leader has been cut and...
4. ? never done it, don't know
I am in that club
you are correct
put some blue loc-tite on in when installing so it doesn't move
the trim tab is an anode. bennett trim tabs are attached to the transom of the boat. one on each side.
Laurens is a great fisherman, and I have seen him catch many cows in the past with those rods. He is a fish killer.
hmmmmmm, PORKER ? sounds kinda kinky
Wont fit Nick as he is a 2X. Mike Nall would take it.
He was fun to play poker with, lots of laughs.
Back in the early days, on the Q, I always stopped fishing exactly at 5 to shower. The hot water tank was only good for maybe 5 showers then the...
Really a great person
DAMN, another thread tanked.............
If you have ever bunked with Soda, you will never forget him.
In 25 years of riding long range boats, they have always been clean.
Cedros? Gotta go where the fish are.
I need recommendations for the best rod to pair with my Accurate spinning reel.
That's why you don't tell them when you buy something.
We do not tell our spouses. We just mingle in with the other stuff. Unless it is our birthday, anniversary, christmas, fathers' or mothers' day,...
Opinions are like .....,.,
as long as you don't make fun of him. Some anglers get pretty rough on here,
Don't do it
As Fishy stated, trial runs only, not for use.
Try going to youtube. There are many video instructions there and different methods.
I have only ridden the Q, Excel, Intrepid and the Rooster. I can honestly say I have been served some inedible food at different times and some...
I use the same company. Last November I ended up in hospital 6 days before departure. They reimbursed entire trip cost.
On this trip, the...
you're right Fishy, and my insurance has that too.
Just a note, I always have trip insurance.
I was not privy to any information except Mexico denied the request. BY the time we arrived at Clarion, my breathing was much improved so maybe...
My fishing trip turned into a medical evacuation. Arrived Wed mid morning. First troll Bob got 205 tuna. Next day I have fish hanging when another...
He's my buddy, take personal care of him.
Thank you Mike for everything
I gave to Cheffy as a joke, and the guys jumped on it and gave a fashion show. Was hilarious.
Glad your medical issue was cleared up. Thanks for picking up all my fishing gear in San Diego for me. Great friends like you are hard to come...
Some guys did pull out dollar bills
Thanks for your replies everyone. On the mend,
It's Lynn, Bob and cheffy
[ATTACH] [ATTACH] [ATTACH]
Arrived Wed mid morning. First troll Bob got 205 tuna. Next day I have fish hanging when another on my left hooks up. Rod passed Under mine when...
Soda, since they dropped me in Cabo, boat most likely will have to stop at customs, that means close to 9 am is my guess
Arrived Wed mid morning. First troll Bob got 205 tuna. Next day I have fish hanging when another on my left hooks up. Rod passed Under mine...
Love you brother
Absolutely agree with Personal Limits. If it were Boat Limits, that means someone else is Over Limit.
David, please don't worry about me, I can get Ed to drive me down, or even drive myself. Please don't jeopardize your health for me, give me a...
For those of you on this trip, Soda was admitted to Clovis Hospital yesterday. His oxygen level is low, but adamantly swears if not released he...
Sometimes it rains, and sometimes it doesn't. The boat has plenty of the big blue trash bags that work great for rain gear.
Rail rash tells the story.
I have my popcorn, where do I sit?
Here are my license plates and frames
Totally different than bass fishing. Glad you are going, you will love the fishing platform on the RR.
Yep, Soda can drink and eat diet coke, a 6-pack on the ride down to San Diego, and another 6-pack on the ride home. We hit many rest stops going...
Anything but RICE
I am checking, sorting, packing, repacking, sharpening hooks, rechecking, repacking, resorting etc. I had to cancel this trip earlier and it...
Looking forward to this trip, getting anxious
That wood grain is awesome
I looked at these. It is a tiny TOOL box. The drawers are so thin I didn't believe it would close if I put a treble hook in it. I passed on it...
a lighter version of the Tar Baby
True, but look at the great time we had.
those are knuckle busters
My newest additions Reel Covers by John[ATTACH]
[ATTACH] I just received my reel covers. AWESOME !!
I totally agree
I tend to agree with you, however I did pick up 3 rods and 1 reel this year. Candy is so appealing.
Red Rooster 5/26 to 6/10 15 day
Tuna Wars with Hard Merchandise 6/27 to 6/29
Red Rooster 11/6 to 11/21 15 day
Yes, that was a great trip for us Charles, as no wahoo were caught by the anglers that got off in Cabo, everyone was asking if I had any extra...
Max would be 6 of each, and you probably won't use then all.
Yes Mike, bring Bud Light
I took the spot. I had to cancel it earlier this year but could not stand it any longer. Looking forward to the trip as usual. Hope we have...
What is a Good Length?
I believe they say twice the length of a man's thumb, but don't take my word for it.
Back before the Q had any renovations, there was an oval open bait tank with a 2 foot railing around it, about two feet from the stern rail. I...
Andy, (an angler) had new rod and reel setup. Skip just got out of the shower and lotioned up. He asked to try it and Andy said ok. Skip did an...
I can't remember who it was, but an angler was trolling and kept getting short bite. When he finally reeled his line in the deck hand went to...
My first ever trip was 25 years ago for a 10 day. I was not paying attention where my line was going. (I had no idea) I feel a tug, reel it in...
1. throw it out
2. JB braid will last a long time, don't strip
3. Dodo jump and flop on the deck (whether single or treble) and could hurt...
It's a Hopkins. I have them in silver also, different sizes. Blue Fin have been biting mine for last two years in June, and I will use again...
I have shared the rail with many great and helpful people and the fantastic crews. Still making friends and memories for life, and will continue...
Weed was smoked on the Q and Rodney the captain knew who was doing it. Instead of talking to them, he waited until 1:00 am to wake up the entire...
and down goes another thread
The first pic is over 300#
[ATTACH] [ATTACH] [/ATTACH] [ATTACH]
the procedure of improving the performance of a reel by dismantling and then rebuilding the reciprocating parts so that they meet exact tolerances.
I would love one made with collapsible handle and roller wheels that locked. Also, would need someone to take out of my suv and put it back in...
Would love to have one, but as I aged a tiny bit, I can't lift or carry one.
My reels performed much better after Cal worked on them also.
I was never able to put my reels in low gear because I am left handed and fished for years in high only. Cal put the bump button on five of my...
Any reel that you have Cal work on will perform better.
I think I have been LR fishing too long. I have many stories.
One trip 3 men were smoking pot in there room and stealing beer from the storeroom....
Alec holds a very high regarded captain's license, capable of skippering much larger boats than the long range boats. (I cant recall what it is...
I have one question for all...would you talk to each other in person this way? Or is it just hiding behind a keyboard that strengthens the talk?...
Well crap, here goes the thread
Instead of the usual when someone ruins a thread, you guys are making it funny
In all my years I have never seen a boat keep a tuna that was shark bit like that.
And do you blame him? They are awesome.
You guys make me laugh
I use Salty Dawg rail rods and I love them, I have small hands and they have never ever bothered me.
ok, but is the wrap PINK
what are the guides and reel seat? Is that pink? Interested.
No I haven't, I've only fished the Q, RR, Intrepid and the big X
Wow, to get that in the boat, incredible!
It was really fantastic fishing with you on this epic journey, Congratulations and thank you
wahoo on a high tide lure by reellady posted Jul 2, 2014 at 2:05 PM,,
NEBRASKA, it was great fun sharing the rail with you. Thank you for sharing with all of us on BD.
Having a great time with you.
Cliffhanger........ and the documentary mini series saga continues....by Craig, the story-teller
Damn, I definitely have blisters now. You are such a tease.
Craig, come on, don't you feel a little bit sorry for me???? I'm hurting here. Now have blisters
Not even close my friend!
I'd rather be catching TUNA
When I was in high school, are you aware of what you would have been called???
Nebraska, I don't know about anyone else, but I an getting blisters on my fingers from constantly checking to see if you posted again. I can't...
And folks, we still have more days of fishing to come
Damn it Nebraska, you have me in withdrawals, I keep having trouble breathing as I keep holding my breath while you and I are fighting these fish.
March 2014 by reellady posted Jul 2, 2014 at 2:03 PMwahoo on a high tide lure by reellady posted Jul 2, 2014 at 2:05 PMwahoo on a high tide lure...
You have me pinned to the rail right next to you. Can't wait for more, don't keep me in suspense and agony.
Great job on her part. Now to celebrate with a wonderful dinner out.
Fernando on the RR, makes the best soup and salsa I can't spell it, albondigas, a Mexican soup
at least 36", you can tell it failed at the nail knot because part is still attached with the string unraveled when the floro pulled out
I have seen them come undone at the nail knot, either not tied property or not glued. It unravels and the floro just slips out.
This is the serve I use. Itried to get a close pic of it as it starts with a spiral then tight serve ouve the top. It is not too bulky...
Like Fishy said, if it was prepared better, it might be edible, even the pilaff had no flavor, the yellow food coloring gave it no taste.
I love 99% of all the food on the long range boats. What I absolutely hate is RICE. It seems to be cooked for breakfast, lunch and dinner,...
Dan, Kevin posted this last July
With a very Heavy Heart I make this post: The back injury I suffered on the Intrepid last Dec. and the surgery...
usually a deposit is 50% down
Inquiriig minds want to know !!
Just tell the boat to reverse the original amount back to your credit card.
Closer to $103 if trip was $2965 for 7 days at 3.5% if trip was paid in full otherwise at 50% deposit would be half of that
the cc fees are cancelled.
I was scheduled to go out on Nov 7 last year. On Oct 30 I ended up in hospital. I had paid the full amount of $4925 and forfeited every cent of...
Demand the boat refund on your credit card for full amount. Don't settle for a check minus the fee.
I own a business. At the end of each month, I receive a list of all card transactions, some charges, some credits. They are all added up...
Rich, Garmin works if you get the satelites in range. Use it for motorcycle riding, anddoes not work in some areas.
Here is a pic of Glen, if case you forgot him.[ATTACH]
Anybody remember Glen, one of the chef's on the Q? Here is one of his breakfast creations.[ATTACH] treats
AND Ryan, Travis, Travis II, Jero, Tommy, Timmy, Eric and so many others, and past captains, Sam, John, Jeff, Brian, Rodney, Eric and Joe....
Anybody remember the Wahoo with dill sauce on the Q back in the 90's? Best ever.
Was it Kyle?
Q105 served great meals, but Iove the seafood buffet on the Intrepid
Richard, I tried not to name names...LOL
I was told that the boats switched internet services. It was AFTER that they found out they had to pay extra for services outside the area, and...
Sold my avets, have all accurates
The fish at the rocks have been going through different species in cycles for the last 25 years that I have been fishing. Some years 40-60 yft,...
Eric, I trashed the large tray on the bottom shelf of the Okuma roller bag and replaced with the same size as the others. Works great and all...
I have the Okuma soft roller tackle box. I had to fiberglass a one inch section on the front bottom legs to level the box. The box is build to...
I bought one but not sore if I can handle it. I will sell for 450
I was there too..........opinions are opinions, sorry if I offended you on the location of the 2nd super.
Island spirit I think, there were 4 boats at hurricane, and I was on one of them.
That's why it is called fishing. I have read this a couple of times and feel that I must comment. Sorry if I offend anyone, but I have been LR...
Dave, see you at the boat. You said your eta was 10 pm? We board at 4 on Thanksgiving Day, have thanksgiving dinner, so don't eat too much in...
3 together, no current but wind, tangle with kite 3 times on trip, wind batting them around tangling with others that have bait swimming, drags...
Heck, I have seen people use 3 balloons and tangle after tangle. Lots of anglers getting upset but boat never told him to stop.
i told the RR to sign me up for that 10 day, but when Maria said they were going to shorten it, I called Jason and was able to get on the BIG x 16...
As Soda Pop said, only a few are very good at the balloons. I have seen many let there balloon get tangled with the kite bait, then all has to be...
Just a quick note, Cal doesn't work on them anymore. Alan Tani just serviced and upgraded all of my trinidads and they are really sweet.
Absolutely, I have 4 and just love then.
You'll enjoy the big X
there ya go Richard, both responded at same time, same company.
Richard, I have insurance thru Dawson & Assoc. It is not only trip insurance but also has emergency evacuation off of boat if needed....
Thanks, Soda, Ed drove me down to see the boat off. Was really great seeing all my friends. I was so tempted to load the SUV up with my stuff...
Andre, my husband driving me down to the dock to see the boat off. Will call you, because I have tackle for you.
Hi David, wahoo, yellow tail and fins, haven't decided on test yet. I know Jack already spooled the 20 with braid but size unknown at this time.
I need advice on rods to purchase for 2 new reel acquisitions. An SR-20 and an SR-30.
Here I go, wasn't going to mention, but was just in the hospital and 3 doctors have told me I can't go on the trip. I called Linda Palm to let...
This is copied directly from the website, so if you were only charged $250 you got a great deal, it appears she did take into consideration your...
I have never seen the clip that long in all my years of fishing. I would suggest what Dave said, go and use the boat rig first then try it.
Why don't you come with me, my sweet little BB?
We'll miss you on the trip. Good luck with your son.
I am 5'4" and have fished for many years and I have learned:
1. Using a harness and plate, the fish change directions so fast they have thrown me...
sad when someone ruins a good post
Less than 2 weeks, I will be there on the RR. Hope everything still the same.
tackle racks against the salon will now fit large SKB and the wooden tackle boxes. Not much room, maybe just a few inches to lift the lids, but...
I like Brad and High Tide. The jigs, especially the pink lady kills the hoo, also the million $ one, however never caught anything with the troll...
You know the say "never leave home without it?" Well, I never home with it.
These bags are reusable. I bought about 4 years ago and am still using them.
Easy, just stuff all back into the bags, sit on it and it is vacuum packed again. When I get home I just unzip and throw in washer.
That's true Bruce, however, all you need to do the bags we use is roll it up or sit on it to get it shrunk up. And when coming home do the same...
I have been using these bags for a few years now. I only take one smaller bag of clothing. The majority of my bags are reels and tackle. Even...
Thanks for the lead, I bought it
That sounds great to me, always best to be prepared for anything.
Thanks for the lead, I bought it.
gotta keep up with the Jones
Looking for a good used SR-30
Great thread Soda. Caught my first fish at age 3. Was ice fishing and caught a black bass which was out of season and it had to go back into the...
we will buy each other a beer.
Great pics Soda
Thank you everyone for responding. The name most mentioned here was Alan Tani so I called him. I will be shipping all 4 reels to him today.
You can also donate to the galley.........and have a great meal
they don't list these reels anymore
I don't know them, how do I contact them?
Need help with find someone who can service the original Trinadad and TN40. Everyplace I have looked don't service them anymore. I just love...
No, he will not be returning due to his back issues. Damn, such a loss
Really gonna miss this great Captain at the helm. Best wishes for his health and good luck to all his future endeavors. Kevin posted this on...
Yep, one and the same, I called him Don Franco aka godfather
:jig:I'll take care of your fishing stuff for you while you are gone.
Here ya go, 55 wahoo and 90 tuna, 5 over 200, and a million sharks, or it sure seems like it, I had 14 in one day. We started at the Bank, ran...
It's ok we all do it, and always seem to forget something. A few years ago I forgot my toothbrush.......duh
Jason, checkin for the Vag is 3 pm
A changed man already, I think we created another fishaholic.
I suggest rent. Try out the rods and reels on the boat. If you buy and are not happy with it, you are out of luck. Just try what the boat...
Steep stairs going down, narrow walkway, 3 bunks on each side, floor, middle and top. No space for your stuff except on your feet while sleeping....
As mentioned above, take spray, not lotion or creams. With the creams and lotion it make it hard to handle rods and tying hooks with greasy hands.
deodorant, pretty please.
What can be more important that fishing?
it was before you Mr Beer B. I gave up after 50 sharks, out of hooks and Soda I believe had 75 shark hookups and another had over 100. That was...
Went on that trip 3 years in a row, nothing but sharks.
Bill, you are absolutely right, Owner sent me 6 packs of hooks. Would rather have had the big one. I check all welds now.
Bill, it was the welded ring on the hook.
[ATTACH] 20 years ago I started with the Uni and double Uni. I have since switched to the San Diego and double San Diego and once in a while a...
Also, on a quick note, the office will send you an email about 2 weeks prior to your trip, telling you what you need to bring for the trip. This...
The RR has rental gear with the top of the line reels, Acurate and Okuma. The crew sets them up for you, all you have to do is put hooks or jigs...
Yes, he does vacuum, but no clean sheets. I am bringing my strawberry jam and olallieberry jelly again.
I am also packed, tackle box and clothing. Reels have been blue-printed, hooks have been sharpened, and all leaders made. I am totally ready to...
The same thing happened to me, I was #2 on boarding, set up on the corner, and it was moved and a big ass tackle box was in my spot. Never asked...
One boat on the first=come first-on boat, some of the anglers stake out their spot the afternoon before. They rotate sleeping times during the...
Jackson, are you on the trip?? Haven't fished with you for a few years.
Joe, bring plenty of lens cleaner for your glasses. Soda and I will be there the afternoon before, we will be at the Dolphin.
This is true, but they can tell a single $5 from one and a wad of $50's from another when stacking that money. One guy, not too favorable, tips...
I will be there, Mike, make sure plenty of bud light on the boat too. Looking forward to seeing my favorite captain and crew, and you too Sheffy!!
The crew deserves 15-20% of the cost of the trip. They are there day and night for you, from the time you board the boat til the time you get...
This is the replacement for my identical old one..my favorite[ATTACH]
do you mean Tom?
Great pics! Hope to see you on the rail soon.
Nebraska, it is said that a picture is worth a thousand words, however you changed that. Your thousand words are so much better than a picture....
Congrats Jen and mama
Damn, you make my heart beat so fast, I sit here lifting the rod, turning the handle and holding my breath, YOU are exhausting me fighting these...
the SAGA continues.......................
Damn Nebraska, the way you tell this epic novel it's as if I am living it, and doing the fishing, not you.
I'm going through withdrawals over this thread
Soda not responding right now, he is too busy buying everything at the show, however, Beverly is with him and might slow him down a bit.
Best of luck to you, don't be afraid to ask questions or to ask for help. The crew is there for you.
damn, it's as if I am at the rail next to you watching. Got me going through withdrawals as I anticipate the big one, and watching it get away
Yes, late 70's or early 80's for Sam
[ATTACH] [ATTACH] Glen's breakfast
OK, let's start, John Klein, Jeff Debuys, Brian Sims, Rodney, Eric, Joe Chrisie, then crew, Cal, Tommy, Timmy, Travis, Travis II, Spike, damn I,m...
I still have the hat Harvey gave me, great guy
I use the boat's atd80, and am now working a deal to get my own. Wish me luck, love the accurates
Did you recognize sleeping Bob Franco who used to have daily fish reports from his tackle store?
Yes that is Cal
Keep it coming
[ATTACH] [ATTACH] [ATTACH] [ATTACH] [ATTACH] More old pics from the Q
Salty has made me 4 different rods, 2x4's and his own brand, in cow and wahoo rods. All are excellent rods and each have caught their own share...
Anything Bill at Salty Dawg Rods makes gets bit. Remember the sodapop marauder he made for Soda? It got bit big time, wish I had a pic of it to...
Wow, hope his back is better. He could find wahoo when nobody else could. Great Captain.
Anyone know his whereabouts and what boat he is on?
Wonderful, are you just showing or is it for sale
I use Owner circle hooks, and when I get bit I only go 1/2 to 3/4 strike at first and slowly creep it up. Sometimes on bigger fish I may never go...
Not sure Bill W, but THAT GAL has thrown her rod and reel on the deck, and another time tossed a rod and reel overboard.
"Jon, to clarify your comment: As a witness and roommate of the subject in question, I saw the whole thing. The person in question had a way of...
Years ago I was using a different processor. When the fish were shipped I had sheepshead, grouper etc. sent to me. I never even fished for that...
In all my years of fishing, the tony pena has been the one that never breaks n my opinion. However, Fishy needs to teach me again as I must not...
His flip-phone doesn't have those features
My husband went, service excellent 5 star, fishing was ok but salmon very small.
:(Dang, I wish I was still going on this trip.
heal fast my friend
congrats to Laurens
I use white and yellow, have witnessed no difference. Definitely not green, cannot see if overcast, if early or late in the day, and most...
yes Steve, strap not rubber
Steve K, I have those also, but they slip and are useless
from tessco.com part 52910N
They are for tightening and loosening your reel from the reel seat on the rod
very nice, here's a pic of mine[ATTACH]
go for the 2x4. Great rod..I love mine.
I have seen the last few years that anglers are lined up at 3 pm for the AA the afternoon before
Back in the days of the transatlantic crossings by wooden sailing ships many hazards would befall the captains, crew and passengers. Disease,...
favorite energy drink on a lot of boats is Red Bull
calcium vitamin D3 tablets
I too have fished with 9-10 different captains on different boats. Since Sammy was a young kid working as a deckhand on the Intrepid, I was and...
Don't we know. I will be having surgery shortly for a torn meniscus. Dave says the PT hurts, but I told him to keep it up and do the exercises...
Outstanding report and pics. Adventures like this really help when I am in between trips going through withdrawals
Dave, since you now have 6 months of PT ahead of you, keep up the exercises he gave you and maybe you can shorten it to fewer months. Heal well...
watch your rod tip, only wind when it lifts a little 1 or two times, don't wind when line is running out, remember to breath
surgeon knot best way to go
As being smaller, I set the rod butt down on deck tight to the rail, brace one foot on the butt, grab the middle of the rod and pull backwards....
He was living there and an incident kept him there . Haven't heard anything since so I assume he is probably still at the hotel
Great job Conner. You outdid yourself again.
I switched to a Nomad (large tackle box). Yes they are prone to tip over, and I always carry bungies to tie down wherever I set it. Works great.
Anybody remember this old fart from the Q? And the food he served?
My first LR was a 10 day on the Q in the early 80's. So long ago can't remember year or price.
here is a pic of Owner welded ring when I hooked a really big one, needless to say...it got away close to the boat. Sent pic to Owner and they...
Watch out, that Beer Bit** drinks Tacate..................
surgeon or seaguar, either hold
Been on both boats, but I prefer the Intrepid, the captain and crew (most of them are captains also) are so nice and helpful and the staterooms...
from a thread that has now been closed by mod.
Give soda pop a pm........he went last year and is going again this year
flat falls don't like me
Love report and the pics. Caleb has always been the star on the RR. See you in November. Remember to bring Pete again.
great response Fishy
Captains and crew really make a difference. Captains that cuss out crew in front of us really turns me off even if he puts us on the fish. I...
Soda pop at his best, as usual !!!!
You guys said it all......5 Star is great
I love my 2x4
you mean WAHOO CANDY, that's what his bombs are.
I have 2 tld 30's will send pics
Every trip you take we get an outstanding report. For those of you first-time readers, do a search on Joe, he writes these every year. You will...
Thanks for posting picture. Very interesting.
Thank you Loreto, I always enjoy reading your stories. Now bring on the rest.
Please post a picture of you SLUGGO. It sounds interesting.
I pack for 15 day trips, and I use a 15"x10"x9" bag. Seems small but I vaccum-pack all my clothes in individual bags, lg, med and small, and they...
Great you enjoyed your trip, next time you will want a longer trip
Nope, still working at age 70
Intrepid 15 day in March
Eclipse 2 day in June
Red Rooster 15 day in November
You need to add the Intrepid 15 day in March BB
Fishy knows best!
Soda was asking everyone if they had their bag. He was really concerned about the angler that was missing a bag. It wasn't until we got home and...
I use an accurate boss fury on mine
last year hopkins gold
Connor, awesome report and pics. So happy your first LR was so epic for you and I got to be part of it. I hope you join us on this same trip...
I will be in office Wednesday, give me phone number
Thanks Jeff, ditto on what Soda said.
Gonna miss you Doug
CONNER !!!!!!! My new friend. (per Doug)
I will be there!! Can't wait, this trip is the best and gets better each and every year.
Fishy, you will have to teach me that next week.
good job Soda, pass it on.
This is so true, we have been awaken at 1 am to make bait and after a couple of hours told to go back to bed after catching maybe 12 bait fish....
I was on a 10 day with 3 men who shared a room,. They never fished or came out on deck. They stole beer from the storage room and smoked pot in...
Bait will only last so long in the warm southern waters, not to mention the length of time they have been sloshing around in the tanks. Bait...
Where is HARVEY?? Nobody has mentioned him Great guy. rip
Andyisms, really a treat to hear. The captains, Andy, Tom and Nick are the best ever. I have fished with many captains and there are only a...
2-guns, o-my....then there was Bildo, then that non-male. You bring back some strange memories, better left unsaid.
Hey Mr BEER, you apparently thought about this before you ever posed this question to all of us. Because of that, go with your gut and don't do...
The crew likes it from my experience. They say glad you stepped up and are on a good boat now. They believe you would rather be on their boat...
I used to do a lot of Oct 10-day years ago and I found we always had excellent fishing with a lot of variety with tuna up to 346#, and wahoo and...
I have gone to a shorter insert but still use the nail knot and tac glue. Have not had a problem
I hope they stay active, I don't leave until March
[ATTACH] [ATTACH] [ATTACH] Brand new in the box. Retails $379 will sell for $225
Squidco does an excellent job, but the boat does too. If you go to squidco be prepared to spend extra money in that 'candy store', as they have...
Glad to have Bill Cavanaugh back on the Intrepid. See you in March.
I always take large garbage bags and line the bottom of the cart before I load my gear, whether sunny or raining as the carts are always wet and...
way to pretty to fish with
The new background is very hard on the eyes.
here is a video for you. It will help acquaint you to long range, [MEDIA]
I believe they all do it. Been there done that. Only real problem has been 7 or 8 at table for dinner.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year cow fishing
I just received 3 packages of 5/0 ringed super mutu hooks from Owner. I will be checking all the ring welds. Thanks Owner, would had preferred...
Doug, that is a really tough question. I am assuming ones currently working on a boat. Will put in alphabetical order to prevent any bias, here...
Tony at Owner said, "this is a first" and "weird". He said he was sending me hooks in Monday's mail. The word "sorry" never was mentioned.
Owner responded that they never had this happen before. They are sending me replacements.
lol, I am left handed, now figure it out.
Ringed? Or not?
Distorted? It might appear that way but it went through the washer and dryer in my pocket before I took the photo. LOL
Can you show me a picture of a uni with back pulled loop? So it is better not to use the ringed hook?
ringed circle. This is the ring.
LOL, you got that right!!!!!!!!!!!
Short story. I hooked what appeared to be a very nice fish. it was freight-training me. Andy took over the rod and finally got him to slow down...
[ATTACH] Owner super mutu ringed circle hook
Have fun Soda
Joe, Steve K kinda nailed my thoughts. You paint pictures with words. Awesome.
Only person I know that can post a report without pictures, however I saw many in my mind as you unfolded another epic true tale. Thank you for...
Joe, you are such an amazing man with amazing talents. Truly an amazing friend to have. Proud to share the rail with you.
congrats to a most deserving angler and friend
Try jb weld
[ATTACH] [ATTACH] [ATTACH] Brand new in box Signed by Paul Hebert of Wicked Pissah. $250. includes shipping
Tac glue is flexable, crazy glue is not.
This is me a few or a bunch of years ago, don't look so bad if I say so myself.
I always use it on nail knots
Gary needs to get on the water, he is having terrible withdrawals :boobies:
I fished in high for over 20 years, finally a few years ago Cal installed the bump button on my reels and life in my older age has become very...
Soda, how many fish did you hand off?
Keep in mind that everyone of us has a personal preference. I love Accurates. Don't let us sway your opinion. You need to try them all before...
First of all, congrats on your trip. Each boat's loaner gear is different. Some boats use Accurate, others use Okuma, Penn etc.. Don't buy much...
listen to the crew, they are very knowledgeable and know.
I will remember that next time I fish with you
Yes, same person. He was West Coast Fishing.
sounds great, do you know where there are?
Brad, I too have a hearing loss, but due to racing boats. I try to let everyone know of this ahead of time too.
Bob Franco, known as "DON" Franco, the godfather of fishing. One of the greatest and most helpful on LR fishing, always handing off fish,...
Cow country for sure
[ATTACH] [ATTACH] Dave on the road to San Diego in his new truck
minimum 200# for trolling
You guys have fun, sorry I cannot make it, maybe next year. Say hi to everyone.
Dave came over to show me his new truck today. Very Nice and very pretty with all the fancy do-dads and gadgets in it. Way cool
well you do have one lol
The first LR trip is always exciting whether WFO or a little scratching. Will your next report be from a 15 day trip? It is addictive. Thanks...
No thoughts, just facts, they are awesome!!
Glad the wahoo are still around. The first cow sounds like very encouraging news for trips coming up
everytime I like something, the ad says pickup. That kinda sucks when only locals get the deals.
Jackson, congrats on the wahoo. Tell me what you caught them on and btw, when are we going to share the rail again friend?
stick with seaguar premiere
You scored in some tough conditions, congrats
I go out also this Nov 10 for 15 days on the Rooster then in March with Soda
That's great, I was getting worried that the boat would sail
Now what did you buy?
100% agree Lake with the needles
dang, I have I have 42 days
Your fishing below the rocks come from long range trips
Sounds great, good luck
Inset the line into the spectra, then serve using nail knot each end of 1-2" serve, then glue
I use tac glue on all my inserts 3-4'. Caught cows with 130# and absolutely no problem.
Have a great trip. Awaiting your report and pics.
Always a good time to be had on the Intrepid
I have changed my serves from 6' to 3-4' using nail knots and tac glue at each end and they held up just fine. I use 80 and 100 fluoro to 100...
I was wondering the same thing, it stated 1 scoop limit.
Good luck Dave, catch a lot of hoo with the soda pop marauder
[ATTACH] Everyone might be safe day and night if you wear this
Good luck, Dave is leaving on the Intrepid. then I leave on the RR so we should run into you as you leave after us............see you in the lower...
[ATTACH] Here is my favorite, it was catching the hoos, I let other trollers use it and they hooked up too. It just had a patch job and paint...
nice, glad you had a good trip
thanks everyone for sharing your pics
good luck Jackson
Dave got a staff infection that took a long time to heal, that's why the dr gave us the antibotics if needed,
you will be yelling hookup in your sleep after you get back too. have fun
You have the greatest crew to help you with anything along with a great captain, or should You are going to have a great fun time.
I am so excited for you guys, my trip isn't until Nov 11, so please save me some. Thanks in advance. Good Luck
the rear end of that hoo just floating there is just spectacular
same as I use Jon
Dave's and my doc both gave us antibiotics to take on all our trips
They are great, got mine a couple of years ago. Mine are hot pink and neon green. Love them.
We all have opinions, and mine just differs from your's. That's OK, we all have different fishing techniques.
I can't see underwater to actually see what would happen. IMHO it just doesn't seem right. Using wire either you catch them or you don't, but...
Just a thought, then how did this happen
Soda pop got a staff infection from fishing one trip.Took a while to get it healed.
looking forward to see pics of you catchin fish
I always use wire, I just can't see the bragging rights of someone who is happy they lost a dozen jigs to the wahoo. Those poor fish making left...
Gentlemen, news flash, any way you serve wahoo is great!
It's albacore, packed by Fisherman's themselves
Andre, my 6 kids with their 13 children love it, they would get upset if I didn't bring some home.
Any trip is a great trip to be going on
Yes they do, and if they run out, which they have in the past, they give you an IOU that you can pickup or get on your next trip.
Do it, you will not be sorry, yummy.
Call your doctor.
Linda will only kiss your cheek. Have fun and enjoy
After removal of 2 from my nose, the doctor has me using ZINC OXIDE now.
Jeff, I am the same. As soon as I get home from a trip I reorganize my tackle box and replenish what I need, and am ready for the next trip.
I have had all my gear packed and ready since June, and I don't leave til Nov 10th. All I need to do is stop at Squidco and have one reel...
You and me friend,
Doug, we still have room on the Nov 10 Rooster 15 day
Have fun, catch a lot of fish and hand off a lot. I have to wait until November, see you then. Good luck.
It is all personal preference. I myself always use wire and I have never lost a hook, jig or bomb, and I have caught more than my share of wahoo.
any time is a great time to go fishing, but the earlier the better for hoo
The green ones will slay the hoo
Be sure to bring extra socks, suntan lotion, ear plugs, liquor of your choice, good boots and shoes, raincoat, a flat fall jig, rolaids, good...
Blue fin were biting them on my 2 day trip in June out of seaforth, along with the cedar plug.
wow, what a big school
The Red Rooster is a ride down and an optional flyback from Cabo. As my ride home driver is fishing on the Intrepid, I ride back as both boats...
Jim, don't forget me here in Madera. BTW the reel works awesome
I agree with Robert. I have been going on this trip myself for many years. Though I have all my own gear it is always fun to try out all the new...
Good for you, I knew you really wanted to get back on.
Not me, but be sure to post a report and pics.
Nick is a great deckhand, a great captain and a great friend!
Welcome to long range, may you have many more trips, congrats
See you there, great trip
Personally I think the watches just a fad, big and clunky. I would change the setup on her phone to hearing impaired first, then install the free...
Wish I was there, freezer getting empty.
a couple of nice fatties there
Congrats on your trip. Glad you got into the wahoo. Best tasting fish there is.
Isn't it fun buying gear. congrats
Just remember to post pics when you get back
trinadads are sweet
congrats on great trip and pics
Soda, remember I gave the Alaskans and Canadians the green ones and they hooked up.
I prefer the SD jam
The bright green has worked on every trip I have been on.
Fishy, you love those SS's
Looks good to me, I would probably leave #3 at home. But I take a full quiver on my trips, yes overkill, but I would rather have the need and...
We will be waiting for the pictures and report
The Intrepid has never charged me a surcharge for using a credit card.
Doug, that's right. I was just hoping to kill this thread.
DONNA HERE>>>> Yes I posted that stupid rumor about the rocks, and yes it was a RUMOR told to me from another boat. It was bogus and I regretted...
have to wait and see.
Legal if properly advertised.
Would be nice, but at my age, cost is a factor. Instead of limited load for a high price for 15 days, I could spend that money on two 15 day...
Credit card charge last year was 3.5%.
Epic, get them out on the water at a young age. Future LRers
I agree with Doug, the Captains Kevin and Jesus and the crew are the real deal. Top Notch!
Soda, you are a little short on your days on the water. You need to book a few more trips to keep your record number of days spent on the water.
We all need to get together and work something out so we can all fish together again.
I paid the extra expediting fee when I found out mine was expired even though my trip was months away. I got back in 2 weeks. Got to grease...
Your pics made you trip so interesting to read.
You made the best out of a bad situation. Kudos to you. Nice report
Hope you get some sleep from now until your Sept trip.
whatever boat you chose, you will get the fish. Good luck
sounds like fun
Wahoo, The best fun to fish, and the best tasting
wish I was there too !!!
beautiful, what are the wooden dowels for on back of box?
Heck, we bring bloody mary mixes, margarita mixes, ipa, pacifico, rum, brandy etc etc etc. All good, just keep in your room and the boat will let...
I have given them 2 older but in good condition tackle boxes, grundens, misc tackle, pistacios and Pacifico
Sorry, mine are 15 not 10.
Intrepid in March, great crew and great friends, fun trip. AND Rooster in November, great crew and great friends, fun trip.
I personally would not use that much. 25 yards can be purchased reasonably and will give you 75 feet.
If it was the first night out and you had to make bait to fish the next day, you wouldn't cry over a couple of bucks for a sabiki. OK, the...
Nice, and congrats on the JP
That setup will work
Jon, that wasn't me, get hold of okie man and take him up on his offer
Now that's an offer you can't refuse
Look at it this way, you could spend your first day fishing for bait or the last. I preferably like doing it last, and grateful for the anglers...
[ATTACH] Jon, have your son make you one like mine did.
To be retired and collect cans to go fishing. When I grow up I want to be like you Soda Pop.
I have 2, and I love them.
Just be careful if Larry talks you into the raw egg tossing contest. Have fun
yes they do friend
Always exciting on the Rooster
congrats on all the hoo. 5 star rocks as usual.
Get hold of Tony Garza and try the Softsteel
J B hollow
What a great report, and a big shout-out to Sarah!
great report and great pics
You should be fine, I just got off a boat in seaforth last week and I got 1 bft and 3yft using 30# flouro with my braid.
Hi Brad, welcome
We had 23 anglers plus Paul against the Eclipse. We had 114.7 and I thought we lost, but we ended up with 7 pounds,more. Really fun trip, got...
I agree with Fishy, you can even yoyo for hoo. The rail is not needed or warranted for hoo, as they run like hell
I love and only use the trinadads for wahoo and the smaller tuna. I have 4 and they work great. I just caught 4 tuna a couple of days ago....
Those look awesome. That was what Tuna jumped on just about every troll rotation a few days ago. The hot ticket. Go for it.
[ATTACH] sponsored by Friends of Rollo charity tournament. Vessels Eclipse with Captain Dave Marciano of Hard Merchandise and his wife Nancy, and...
good job Sody
Tying a uni after the hitches sounds like the way to go, and I was considering tac glue so I will go that way too. Thanks for the great advise....
Have you tried it mono to flouro?
I was thinking of adding tac glue, thanks I will definitely do that.
Do any of you use this knot. Looks simple to tie. I am considering using it for 30, 40 and 50, but would love your feedback.
What happened to this story?????????
Taking a trip on a boat is always enjoyable. More enjoyable if you catch fish while doing it. I am going out next week on a 2 day, don't know if...
If you stay at the Dolphin, you get the first 7 days free parking then pay after that. Good deal.
mine, mine, mine
It is a pick. Used to undo the loop to loop spectra connection. I have one.
Y E A H !!!
The only dilemma I see is, does a US tuna taste the same as a Mexico tuna
130# is sufficient, but a shorter topshot should be used
I do the same as Al. I use the small Ziploc bag and label the outside.
easy to pack.
way to go Soda Pop, the soda pop marauder worked it's magic again
they are right now at the bank
batteries for alarm clock, pen light, head lamp, charger for phone and computer
Salty, is that my new rod??
poke poke poke Rodless
Catch some big ones. Please tell everyone hello for me. Wish I was there
There is never a guarantee where the boat will go. Usually on a LR trip you tend to go to the Buffer or the bank, however it depends on fishin
Stay save, catch fish
please, next chapter......keep it coming
Melton sells red avets, I bought one
Those are beautiful. I would mount them in a frame and hang on the wall.
I used to use a harness until a tuna took a hard right turn. I went down, tore the skin off the knee to the ligaments. Now I use the rail, so...
I love the Trinadads, I have 4 of them.
Trinadad awesome reel for wahoo
got a message from wahoo dad this weekend saying it was his best trip ever. He personally is on facebook. Go to his page.
Your source is BASIL. I bought the supplies from him and he sent me 3 videos on how to do everything. Thanks to Basil my served topshots are...
why not use wire? I have caught over 100 hoo and use only wire for jigs and bait setups. And I have never lost a setup.
I love 15 day trips. March for wahoo and cows, November for yellowtail and cows..
A new capt Jimmy knot. Yeah
Dave, I believe he was 8, if I remember correctly he caught a 190 lber
We had one on a 15 day trip. He had a banana seat on the butt of the rod to sit on while on big tuna. The kid was fantastic.
And Basil was the one who taught me how to make them, great man
I just means that person modified it......................:confused:
you sent me a link to socks and thong underwear
I buy the seaguar premium in 100', makes 4 leaders
My top shots are 25', with the spectra about 18". I serve and use nail knots with tac glue. Loop to loop. I also use the grocery produce...
when you say tying up gear, exactly what do you mean, hooks, connections or ? There are different knots for different applications.
Yes, please post a pic, I have no idea what this under garmet could possibly look like, and in my wildest imagination can not possibly phantom...
You have me laughing already
I work 2 jobs to support my fishing. And I go on the same 2 trips every year, yes I am a regular and love the captains, crews and the anglers on...
keep it coming
Chris, not always true. I have caught limits on 15 day trips. Water temp, current and all conditions have to be correct to have the wahoo bite....
It's a shadow from a rod in the rack
Awesome, another name for this video should be "fast and furious on the Intrepid"
Have a great trip, post comments and pics often.
IMO the 2x4 is most definitely a Cow rod. The Calstar is for tuna in the teens.
I showed my son a picture and asked if he could made a cheap portable version of the ones that sell for $285.oo. This is what he came up with. I...
I enjoy making the served connections, it helps pass the time until my next trip, and keeps me from having withdrawl pains, [ATTACH]
I use roller guides only for trolling, for all other, ringed guides. I use the served connection with a loop to loop connection for both.
Pros and cons to both setups. I personally use flouro. Personal preference, and if one doesn't work, try the other. It's all in whatever works...
Yep, that's Soda Pop with his soda pop hat, soda pop shirt and soda pop marauder. Wonder what else we can't see has soda pop on it. hmmmmmmmm.
One of my trolling rods is a melton rod. Have used it over 10 years. Very stout rod, didn't care much for the butt, so I had it wrapped.
I might take a bigger setup just in case, or rent one from the boat. Which boat?
Let's see, coffee or tuna, tuna or coffee, TUNA
Great story.........no fiction.........just the truth. Congrats
Put som big tuna in the box
Check out who the captain first.
Locked and loaded my friend. Only thing you need to bring is a good attitude and a camera. Good Luck and smile a lot.
I agree, use loaner gear and find out what you like. You can check the classified section for reels and rods. If you want custom, try Salty...
The trip I just got off of earlier this month, we were going to make bait right after dinner, I set an 8 oz, 12 oz and 16 oz weight out, not...
So true Gary, I have had hot wahoo jigs stolen off of my rods
wonderful and unique
Never a truer word spoken. I would never get on a boat down there.
I have caught many wahoo, but limited only once on a 15 day trip in May.[ATTACH]
Live Long and Prosper, this stupid thread
Awesome and epic. Been trying for years for a 300 lber, and still trying.
You should get a variety of fish at that time of year. Good Luck, Relax and Enjoy your trip.
It will surely be a pleasure to finally share the rail with Fishy. Hoping he will take me under his wing and teach me all he knows. The man is a...
Thank you Doug for the report, so much better than I could have offered. Had loads of fun and your sense of humor throughout the trip was...
It was a great fun trip
beautiful water, be at the bank around 9 am tomorrow
Flat calm seas, great ride. tempura shrimp for lunch on Friday, then prime rib for dinner. Today bacon & eggs for breakfast and philly cheese...
Just leaving bait barge
I am taking my new Salty Dawg rod.........hoping to get some cows with it.
Thanks for all the good wishes, been quiet on the tuna grounds, we plan on making a lot of noise down there. Stay posted.
Well, all processors not allowed on the landing was really a stupid and selfish thing to do
Judy knows what she is doing, maybe she will help us. Lol
Nice, that new job must pay very well.
we could always kick someone off to make room for you Fishy
Jim, he only has 6 wahoo setups, that's ok IMO, I take 5, and on different trips I have used all of them, you catch one, grab another rod, you...
5 stars to Five Star
See you there Doug.
It's all personal preference. I have seen both fail. I personally use knots and I haven't had a failure.
Where did he say that?
toothpicks......get them in the galley. Push in between the line and the hole in the sinker until it can't go any further, then break the end...
Just use toothpicks
Hope the bite holds on for my March 20th trip on the Intrepid......can't wait
20 years ago I used to stay at Twin Palms, the switched to the Vag. Now for past few years been at the Dolphin. Like everyone says, it's a clean...
Owner super mutu ringed 4-6
we are always willing to voice our opinions whether good or bad
Jim, you are not alone. We all start packing and planning ahead, The excitement can not be controlled, even when we try to subdue it around...
Separate names with a comma.