The hotel is so close you could actually just park your truck/boat in the launch parking lot right next door. Depending on your room, you could...
Why not just stuff some socks in them to keep them up? That's what I do in my 15" USA ones.
Those things aren't cheap as I have two myself.
If your number is the same I sent you a text and replied to your PM. Hit me up Rob.
Sent you a PM Rob.
All models will be available in silver by the end of next month or just this model?
Drags are always set 1/3 of line.
Once they stop running, I lay into them.
It's the structure they're running into. I'm just wondering if a...
Alot of YT action at the island lately, at least for the sport boats. Pigs at that!
I've been there a few times this year with great bites and...
Reggae everyday bro!
Good shit bro! Congrats to both of you.
Looking for a large KP Jig Rig for a 5 gallon bucket. I already have the smaller version so I'm on the hunt for the bigger one. I'm sure someone...
That's the one I have as well.
Word on the streets is silver Torques are coming with a few different sizes.
They pop up from time to time. Keep bumping this thread and someone will respond. That's how I found my two 12's and 25N. They seem to come all at...
I currently have (2) Trinidad 20's to throw iron. I'm not saying they are the best, they are what I like using. For me they are the perfect size...
The reason I brought up the Phantom is because this thread was about a 40# stick. True it is alot softer than the Tilefish and Predator, but...
Damn bro, try wearing some sandals sometime!
BTW, sent you a PM.
I'm leaning towards the Calstar GFX 800H which Robert suggested. I also pulled on the 85 Phantom which felt even better for tossing bait. Only...
l was contemplating waiting for the matte, but it would look horrible all scratched up and we all know it's just a matter of time.
If I can get these blanks wrapped soon, I plan on going this route for BFT.
1 bait rod for 30-50# braid>mono>flouro
1 bait/sinker rod for...
Damn, good deal.
Nice job! Your famous!!!!!
I believe that's called a Stern saver. I used one for my bait pump.
My favorite boat out that way.
Garmin makes a plate that mounts on the ducer's bracket just for that. I have it on mine.
Look up Garmin spray shield.
Didn't think the price was that far out of line being BNIB with braid.
Guess I was wrong...
Another great political contribution that has absolutely nothing to do with this thread.
Here we go with the political bullshit again...:rolleyes:
I got a renewal for my trailer the other day. I purchased the boat/trailer last August.
Not sure if anyone wants to see anything specific, but...
Islands had some. Not sure what's left.
500 yards of 80# pro spec.
What to expect on an overnight?
Not enough time fishing....
If I had to do it all over again, I would rent.
Actually thinking of selling my BNIB Mak20.
My go to local reel 25-30# (50# MC) used on a UC 8' Mag or Tilefish Jr.
Hi vis yellow always out fishes white! Everyone knows that!
Very informative, thank you sir!!
Funny you bring that up. When I first started trying this knot I would come through the front side and there would always be this one stand of...
No I've left it long and cut it short and both slip.
If you look at the last pic you can see the long spiral. Where the spiral starts is where...
So you use an overhand knot and it never slips?
Yup the 2 turn uni did the trick! The knot seems to be in line with everything as well.
Very nice alternative to the FG.
I mostly tie an FG, but decided to try this because of what I saw.
As for keeping it in line, that's hard to do when pulling with pliers. I...
I took a peek at the blank because I'm looking for a 40# bait stick and although it pulls really good, the tip was pretty damn stiff to toss a...
I watched a deckhand tie this to combine Spectra 65# to 40# mono. I was pretty impressed how easily it went through the guides so I decided to...
Can't you read?
He said slow the fuck down!!! :D
And I'm not saying that just because it's the new new these days. This reel is no joke IMO.
Yup I noticed that too when I got my first Fathom. Needless to say I don't use it.
Love that thinking!!!
Casting either way, depends on how seasoned your thumb is , bait size, and rod selection. Some people have problems casting braid, some don't....
You may be right. I only saw a blue H. The XH was painted. I just assumed.
My bad, not a Seeker guy.
Besides the stretch that some people feel is a plus, mono in between allows you to change out short (flouro) leaders without having to tie a...
I have to make my way back there to pull on them.
How was the CE line? Good enough to pull on some Tuna?
I did like the Seeker 80H, but I want...
Can't find it on the Calstar site?
Thinking of making a run myself. Were you getting alot of marks on the FF?
That new gunmetal is really nice.
Like you said, the real ones know.
Dealt with Rob numerous times, great seller!
I've purchased MC from him as well, no problems with it.
I'm assuming there's no processors there?
Funny how that's a big part of my decision making these days.
I believe one of the best things you can do to increase your chances is quit going on overnights! IMO overnights suck and I personally will not do...
We've all had shitty trips!
It's not like the captain doesn't want you to catch fish. It's in his best interest if you think about it.
I believe a guy named Phil Ornelas is taking over. He's on their IG.
I have no doubt those will lift fish, the problem I'm having is the stiff tips. That's why I'm asking about the CE line.
I like my Tilefish JR....
I looked at a couple Seekers and the problem was the big butts and a reel seat. I'm not looking to do a DH rod.
I know the United Composite CE line has a softer tip and is more parabolic than the US line, just not sure how they will be fighting BFT. Are any...
Any Word On The Makaira 15T?
Good, now I don't have to think about buying it any more. At least until the next shipment. LOL
The infamous black Mak.
Yeah more than likely. I was just off to the side when he took that pic of them.
FYI, the new gunmetal looks real sharp! Nothing like the old...
Was at Islands this afternoon when Sam opened up a box that had like 5 of them. Gunmetal and silver. I really wanted to grab another one!
Just threw iron with this yesterday. Works perfect.
Watch how many heads get on in the next few days..
The Tilefish is pretty stiff. That's the rod I was fishing that lost the ceramic insert on the tip.
My only concern with the Terminator (30-60#)...
Maybe even the 80 Predator. Just need to go feel them out.
Mak15T/ 76 Predator
I could fish this from 40-80#. The only drawback would be the Predator and getting the bait out from the boat.
I think I'm...
And that my friend is one of the reasons why fishing on SD sportboats is a much more pleasurable experience. It's like fucking night and day!...
Of the three you posted, I'd go with a Tranx over a Lexa any day. Probably the 500HG.
My go to would be a Trinidad 16a. I have a US80 Monster...
Mono top shot on flouro? Huh?
You mean the other way around right?
I would say thanks, but something else might happen.
Up for sale/trade is a 16a. Mechanically 10/10, look at pics for cosmetics.
$380 picked up in Long Beach.
Box, clamp, papers, etc.
Looks like cocktails were flowing as well?
Amazon may even tell you to keep it.
My 50# setup is a 76 Predator/Mak15T
Thanks again Lee!
I'll take them!
Is there a tray?
If your cool with a 9' rod I can tell you the UC CE900XF (15-25#) is a bad ass rod with plenty back bone. I should have never traded it away.
When people say to use a #X hook, most of the time they never say what brand. A #X Mustad is nothing like a #X Owner.
This is what I...
I used to think that way, but with 15-20 yards of flouro.
After my last trip I will always put a mono top shot on now with a 3-4' leader of...
Yeah maybe just recent stuff.
I'm interested in this as well. I have both and been thinking of getting rid of the Raptor as it never gets brought on trips.
I know one is a...
I was looking the other day and there was none. Looked this morning and it was there.
The 20's are mainly being used as heavy FF set ups when the pigs are around and they also provide a bit more capacity than the 16 depending on how...
I was able to check out the "new" gunmetal that Okuma has out. It looks alot better than previous. No more green tint. I like silver myself, but...
Now that the 15T is out there, who wants to get rid of their 10? Hit me up!
Now you guys can sell yours for $800 as well! :D
I would take a screen shot of the description which DOES say they are 2 speeds. Not sure how Amazon would handle that, but at least you have...
Look like the deals Woodbury was offering back in the days.
Looking for a MAK10 in silver only.
Not looking for some beat to shit reel.
Hit me up via PM.
I got other reels for trade plus cash if needed.
No longer a greenish tint according to an Okuma representative at the FHS.
Did you happen to see that post from the retailer that's supposedly getting those?
They're not really valuable per say, Okuma just hasn't released many yet. From what I understand only a certain number were released at the FHS....
Wow, $750? That's what they are going for?
Mine must be worth at least $800 because my MC is white.
Some great info here!!!
I'm sure you already know what those buses are going for. Split window right? Prices are pretty retarded for those things at the moment. What...
I have two garages and my boat is in neither! LOL
My driveway basically dictated what I could buy so I went with a 17' Whaler. Luckily it already...
Saw one just like that today at Caivo.
What exactly is that from the hook to the FF? Braid? What is used to attach it to the FF? Knot? Kind of hard to see.
Been there done that? LOL
Or heard from a friend?
Just curious, how do you plan to fish it?
Get ready for the influx of cash buyers!
It was already released at the FHS. For some of us at least. :D
Not sure if some dealers are getting stragglers here and there. Might want to...
When I had one, it was always nice to have 2-3 rods within a quick reach. I always knew where they were and didn't have to worry about my shit...
He said 30#'s of drag not 30# line.
Try Lomita Trailer Supply on PCH.
That's some pretty thick line to try to cinch down tight. IMO, the FG knot is make or break according to how tightly it can be cinched. Being 100#...
I think it may have been the the 10th. It showed 80 anglers with 6 YT.
90 heads is insane! I can understand why though, he's been getting them...
So everything offered in gold will be available in silver as far as the LD2 is concerned?
I don't think the Tomahawk has a soda fountain. I remember everyone grabbing sodas from the cooler in the kitchen. Maybe they got rid of it?...
Is the G3 update out yet?
Reason why I've booked a couple charters this year. Trying to get away from open party all together if I can. Anything 1.5 and over. Still looking...
I ended up taking a big block of government cheese in trade!
First class operation for sure! Captain Jeff is hilarious!
Just to add to your question, what if the Garmin unit is less than a year old? Would that G3 upgrade be free?
Do you have a time frame for the silver offerings?
I'll just take a silver torque in anything!!!
Wow, tough trip.
How was the Native Son? Yellows?
My favorite was my CE900 Monster, but since using my CE900 Del Mar, it's become my favorite.
Both are great. One for 40# and the other for 50#.
Moss green so you can be that guy!
Exactly! The condition and price sold for would be helpful, but I can understand your guys point.
I guess some people don't know that the title can be changed to SOLD?
Sometimes when I'm selling or buying I scan through the classifieds to see what the market is bringing these days for certain items, but it seems...
This came off my Tranx500HG that I sold. Don't need it anymore. Grease on the screws will come free, no charge!
$40 cash picked up in Long...
Currently I have a Mak16 spooled up for the Centaur, but I also have a 20 sitting in my garage waiting to be spooled.
For the Predator, I have a...
I would do the Centaur myself if you don't plan on going with anything heavier in the future that way your covered, but the downside is it becomes...
Hit Steve up. Good guy. Pay through Paypal and gets shipped right to your door. Painless transaction....
FYI, it's only made in 8' or 7'-6".
As stated above, the Raptor is a heavy rod to use for bait.
I have the Predator (same 50-80# as the Raptor) with a 12ii and it's a well balanced...
How long in the freezer before sealing?
Nothing to see here folks!! :rofl:
Now the question is, where is the cheapest place to get bags?
Uh oh, black Torque!!!
What's the deal with the star on it? Gold missing?
Recently got a vacuum sealer and the directions say to freeze fish 1-2 hours before sealing. Is that right?
Looking for tips on how to best seal...
No Rizzuto, no burning, no glue, etc.
Finish the knot, one half hitch then pull until the vein in your forehand pops out! I use a tool! Another...
Very rarely do I tie the FG on a boat. My top shot/leader is usually already done at home before the trip and it also helps that I take...
Beautifully worded report, thanks!
I'm curious to know what size reels people were fishing. Care to share?
What do you use to connect mono to flouro?
Braid> mono> flouro?
How did you have your bait rig set up?
I had that problem before and because I've had a few Newells, I had some extra parts laying around so I started playing with washers until I got...
Do you have to turn the star alot before you feel the drag start to engage? The star may be bottoming out on the side plate and not locking down...
Make it even heavier? LOL
Are you kidding? Adding more $$$ to the trips? Have you seen the thread about processors? That $5 charge might be what breaks the camels back! LOL
Nice write up!
Anyone throw a popper?
Thunderbird doing 1/2 days now? I've been wondering when they are going to start going for BFT. I saw Jeff is in Hawaii.
DING DING DING
We have a winnah!!!! :rockin::appl:
Yup, the Freedom out of 22nd St. in San Pedro. Looks like they can do up to 45 for overnight according to their site.
Personally, I would do the...
You guys in SD are lucky to have fish processors. IMO, it's another reason to take my @$$ to SD to fish although I would rather fish some local...
Trinidad 20a for 50#
Trinidad 16a for 40#
That's what I use currently, but there's plenty of other choices. I used to throw with a Tranx 500HG,...
Island Tackle in Carson. If Sam doesn't have it, he will get it.
I would think MC is probably the thinnest, but as far as the strongest, I'm sure that's debatable. It definitely is expensive!
The way it was...
Damn, what a deal!
That's about $120 in braid.
I guess maybe because we have different units. Sorry I never disclosed what unit I have. I have the 94SV plus. I looked it up and it looks to be...
I just took a look at my Active Captain and it said version v8.30. Is that the new update?
Quick question about processing....
On a 2 day when you arrive in the evening, are processors used? Just wondering because if you get in let's...
Some people want a two speed on their bait casters fishing for spotties! LOL
Do a search. There's a guy who sells them here. I've spooled many reels with it. I've done 500 yard spools up to 80#. Anything...
I went with 100# MC on mine and got 500 yards with a bit of room on top.
What braid numbers did you get on each?
Is that price just for you or for the boat with a certain limit of people?
I doubt anyone else in my cruise party will be going with me so it's...
I will add a UC US76/80 Predator to this two year old thread. Not a "rail rod", but don't see why you can't rail it. I had the 76 version built light.
I took a look at Marla's and it was a bit much for what I'm looking to do. I think a 6 hour trip was $750 depending on the boat. Not sure how many...
I'm posting here as well as I was told I may get more help....
I'll be going on a 7 day cruise out of Long Beach in June. There will be 3 stops...
I just found out we will be in PV for 12 hours so booking a Panga for a half day trip will work. I just need to know if there's any places that...
Link for the site?
Reading through the site, both of the trips are trolling trips. Some of the reviews were a bit negative about that, but it clearly states what it...
I'll be going on a 7 day cruise out of Long Beach in June. They'll be 3 stops which are Cabo, Mazatlan, and Puerto Vallarta. Looking through the...
4 year old thread?
Okuma Mak15T SEa
500 yards 100# Max Cuatro to the top.
I would not go with two separate 100# spools. One continuous line would be my choice. With that said, you should be able to get that whole 500...
I couldn't give you any real numbers on the 15 as I don't own one, but I can tell you my 16 got 750 yards and my 15T got 500 yards of 100# MC.
I think most people are looking for a 25N. There's also a BNIB black 25 on eBay FYI.
$old! Thanks @matt86m
Hope it works out for you!
I saw that. There was a 12 and 15. Gone quick! Nice score. Seemed like a good price too.
Free? I'll take it!
USA made 12" or even 15" Xtratufs. Hard to find, but worth the effort IMO.
I use the 12" on party boats and lately I've been using the 15"...
Nothing says internet tough guy more than someone calling someone else an internet tough guy on the internet. :D
You guys have at it.....
Right about what?
You mean the same crap Penns and Newells that are still around putting in work? The same crap mono that we are using today?...
Strike a nerve did I? :hali_ruahahaha: :rofl:
Like that's the first time that's happened.
Doesn't look like your interested either yet you stopped in . Bravo :finger:
You have the same...
Loved my Talica 8ii, but just couldn't justify a two speed in that size reel.
That doesn't stop me from checking yours out though!
Did anyone play that fishing game by Turners? Saw a video of a UC pro staffer (Mike) fighting a tuna and got it to gaff.
Found out about it...
What exactly do you want when saying "and some?"
We've seen what was offered and apparently it was turned down if it's true.
What brand hollow and how much? I'm still deciding what to spool mine with.
Price reduced to $140
Price dropped to $120
Ok how about a Tranx? LOL
The three day which is referred to a long 1.5 day. :cool:
Unless the trip is stated to be a BFT only trip, I would assume the Captain is going to...
If I understand your post right, you have two PG's and one HG right?
Honestly, take a look at what you have reel wise and see if there's a void...
Kinda hard to get the toy hauler there no? :D
CE900 Monster- Trinidad 16a w/80# MC to 40# top.
I don't have the mega, but If I did I would go with a Trinidad 14a w/65# MC and a 30# top.
When are you going?
Besides bringing a 40# jig stick, my three day consisted of 20-30# being used 98% of the time. There were a couple 150-200#...
I got the renewal on Wednesday.
FYI, to answer my own question and in case anyone else was wondering, when you renew it picks up from the...
I have the CE900 Monster and love it.
I recently asked about a heavier jig stick and got some opinions here. I was able to pull on the CE900...
That looks great!
When you say released in the fall, are you talking about the model, color, or both?
Also, enlarging that pic, it says XN....
The rumor of the gunmetal Torque was just that....... A rumor! :(
They were being stickered at $549.99. Not that far off with tax.
I was there early enough to get one, but I'm not a long ranger YET so it didn't interest me.
I just wanted to thank you for doing what you do!...
$560? How's that?
I took a few shots of what I have from the top and side for comparison.
Talica 12ii / 15T side
Talica 12ii/ 15T top shot
If it has the capacity of a Talica 16ii or the Fathom 40N that would be great. I've looked at it side by side with my Talica 12ii and they both...
So would you say it's close to a Fathom 40NLD2?
I picked up a silver 15T yesterday. From what I heard from a few vendors, there was only a handful available for each. I went to one vendor that...
Picked up a silver Makaira 15T W/ a free Okuma jacket, 6 more JRI jigs, CE900 Del Mar, Fish Chronicles sub, and the best deal there, extended my...
Funny, the M1 line are the only Phenix rods I'll own and haven't had any problems.
Homie said firm three times in his ad! What don't you understand?
On that note, $301 for the 25ii? :D
I've never added anything to the turksheads I've done. Just tighten and let it be. I don't use any of that fancy shit, I only use tarred seine twine.
In the NFL? Coaches worried about keeping their jobs more than taking a risk like that. It would be nice to see more of it though.
Not like the punter is going to sprint down the field and be the first to the ball.
That's all I've been using even though my unit has both. I don't have a problem with it and actually think it's great so far.
I did contemplate...
No need to suggest as that happens all the time!
To the OP, use whatever TF YOU want! It just makes it easier for me to know who's line to cut. :D
I work in a loud environment where ear plugs are a good idea and I have no problem hearing my Boom speaker. When I was initially looking for a BT...
Penn never made a Torque lever drag in anything but gold according to a Penn representative.
I always take my MegaBoom bluetooth speaker with me on my boat. It just becomes something else to worry about bringing, more of a hassle than...
I just want to be clear, my opinion is based on a transom mounted ducer, not a thru hull.
Not sure which way you want to go.
Yup, that's about all I've seen. Should be noted that it was caught from a private boat.
How many BFT have you read or heard about being caught on a Talica 25ii?
How about the BV2 800?
What I'm curious about is how that ARB will hold...
My intentions are to fish 99% saltwater in depths up to 250'. Most fish locally are well below 250'. Desired targets will be anything swimming in...
I have the 94sv plus with the CV ducer and although my use of it has been very limited so far, what I've seen on the screen is pretty impressive....
I've made connections from #65 braid to 40#, 30#, and even 20# mono with no failures. I would have no problem making a 65# braid connection to 15#...
I meant local as in Long Beach, San Pedro, etc. For me, heading to Davey's Locker makes no sense. Head South, only to steam North then South...
It would be nice if there was another local boat that did Catalina on a regular basis. Since they are the only game in town it gets packed!
Hey Kevin, hope all is well.
FYI, Tiburon makes a nice one
I had a phase like that. Just have a few nice ones left.
All responses are appreciated!
What size you looking for?
I think I got one that I ended up not using, but I'm not close to you if your in SD.
Nice job Nick!
Almost jumped on it, good deal!
Rather than cranking like a madman with lower gearing, it's easier to slow down with higher gearing IMO.
Plus when you don't get bit, you can get...
Good luck, they are out there.
Been waiting for you to weigh in. Thanks!
My plan is to do a side by side at the show. I need to come home with something right?
I'll usually just grab a back up rig before thinking of a retie.
I noticed since running longer top shots, I hardly ever have to retie while on a trip and with the FG, I don't have to worry about the...
So on paper the Del Mar shuts off faster than the Wahoo. That, weight, and price is all that seems to be the difference. Can you give some input...
Funny you bring up the JRI jigs, just went to BST and spent a small fortune stocking up.
The plan is to throw the Stingers and JRI 3's with the...
Do you have a Monster?
First off, figure out if you really need 2 speeds in any of those reels. I think many people jump the gun with two speeds like I did.
Wow I would have thought it would be the other way around, but since you are not comparing apples to apples I guess I can see the disparity. A...
That $100 vessel assist looks to be a great deal. Anyone know which tier membership that is? Also, my renewal is up in August, will they just go...
Anyone with both want to share the differences? The only difference I can see on paper is the action.
I currently have a CE900 Monster and love...
I believe they all take the medium size.
You must have been a graduate as well! LOL
Is the Talica 25 equivalent to a Mak16?
I use that finger wrap tape on mine and haven't had any problems.
Doing a little research.....
50? I count 40 bunks. What am I missing?
I believe you had a pre FHS sale on rods, specifically UC last year no?
Are you going to be doing that this year again?
Beautiful explanation! Only thing I would add is when your wrapping, make sure to wrap it tight against each other. I usually use a glove in that...
I like the Predator myself. The cup holder on top is a nice feature. I believe it holds 5 large tackle boxes or 3 large and a large tall one....
I was referring to a Mak16sea, not a Talica 16. Kind of dumb considering the title of this thread is Talicas.
My apologies for the confusion.
I myself like South Shores better, but like stated above, if you launch from Davies in LB, you get a straight shot at Nacho's bait barge, then off...
Oh you'll have way more than that on a 20. Try over 700 yards of MC 100# on a 16.
Let us know how it goes when you hit him up about it. Jeff will surely have an answer for you.
How many rigs you bringing?
Thanks! My new tackle box.
I just recently replaced a small Raymarine Dragonfly unit for a Garmin 94sv plus on my Whaler and couldn't be happier. I'm still trying to figure...
Can't wait to fish it!
I hear parking sucks ass though.
Did you order it?
Are they adjustable for different widths?
Where did you get those rail mounts for the gaff?
Buy with confidence guys! I've purchased a couple reels from Rick and they have always been top notch. I wouldn't hesitate to buy from him again!...
Can't put a price on a good time!
A 6 minute bump!
What do you use to seal it?
If they are, I'm ready!
I'm saving my money for the alleged gun metal Torque and the Mak15T. Also looking to stock up on more JRI jigs.
Thanks BD! Found a very minty one with the clamp, box, etc.
Just curious, why not just buy something with a lower gear instead of the 16ii and having it modified? Mak, VISX, etc? I love the feel/balance of...
Looking for a minty 20a. Would like the box, tool, clamp, paperwork, etc.
Scratched up junk need not apply....
Hit me up!
Pleasure to meet you Bill, enjoy that rod!
I installed one on my Whaler for my bait pump.
I have a small one NIB for sale if interested.
Deal of the year? :appl:
I paid more than that for my Torque 12! :hali_parkutuli:
Also looking for a Trinidad 20a in trade if applicable. Cash on my end of course.
Nevermind I found a converter via Navionics help.
That 118 00 04 becomes 118 00 067
So how does that get inputted into Navionics?
118/ ?./ ???W
Does that go for the second set of numbers as well?
118 00 04
04/60= .0666 So that becomes .067?
Is there somewhere online to find...
Hofuk, I can't believe you guys missed the obvious!!! Zoom in and post when you see it!
Ok so how did you get the .450?
Drink French roast much?
Example: 33 37 27N X 118 00 04W
Is it plugged in right? If not, can someone explain please?
What is confusing me is sometimes there aren't...
Superbowl weekend bump!
Superbowl weekend, not a first time poster bump!
Thanks for the reminder!
I'll go bump my shit up again!!
Crazy how this thing hasn't sold yet.
My suggestion for a 50/60# set up is a UC76 or 80 Predator with a Talica 12ii spooled with 80# Max Cuatro. I have the 76 version and I love how...
My go to launch! Close and usually only 2-3 trucks in the lot.
A cover was the very first thing I bought for my Whaler and yes it was expensive especially for a 17'.
Worth it? Just depends on the person I...
Hopefully your shipments are already in port because Chinese New Year is coming fast.
Very nice score!!
I just got the SV 94 plus installed. Great unit! I agree the touchscreen is very nice! The active captain is a great tool to be able to get...
M1 still available
What else you got?
I went out yesterday and it's open. Usual trash in the water at the ramp, some floating near the Queen. There is some debris on the ramp itself,...
Did you tell them to stop at that line?
I wouldn't get so hung up on that number because reality is you'll never really know what that number is....
What's up bro? How's that Accurate?
I still got that 12ii. Perfect reel for my UC76 Predator.
I really don't want to sell the 8ii, but I got...
Comes with box, paperwork, clamp, reel cover, etc.
Spooled with 65# hi-vis yellow Max Cuatro with a short 30# flouro top shot and a bad a$$ FG...
J/K now I can sleep......
Even though I know it's not a big deal, that 25N would be at my house if it was closer to me.
Somebody buy it so I can quit thinking about it!!!
I was looking for a 12 and 25N a few weeks back which I found. They were not in their boxes though. Good prices and trying to tell myself I don't...
Great report as usual!
Wishing you the best with your injury.
I don't have this combo, but let me ask you this, have you ever heard or read of anyone getting spooled on a 16?
Looks like a nice ride!
What are those boxes along the side rails?
Exactly what I was thinking.
If you plan on keeping it for a long time then a repower shouldn't be a deal breaker. You probably could get him...
What's the plan for it?
I know, sorry it wasn't directed to you. I was trying to get your post back on track with what you were asking. Threads like these always seem to...
That seems to be in line with the advice I got about adding grease. I was told that when I get to the launch ramp, add grease if needed before...
Since the OP is looking for a newer 4 stroke....
From their sites:
Honda 90- 365lbs
Yamaha 90/75- 353lbs
A 12 pound difference.
Why is weight...
Swiper no swiping!!!
Yup, I have a daughter!
Yup, their gear ratios in their bigger reels suck.
I don't mind so much in their 8ii and 12ii.
I know, I almost pulled the trigger on the 20. He was too far.
There was a guy here that just sold a 16,20, and 30.
For sure! Thanks!
The weight is not that serious. Yes it will sit a bit lower than it would with a 2 stroke, but not a big deal. I'll take a pic...
Reversable Pilot Seat
The factory seat.
Did you put the RPS back in?
Nice, thanks for the report.
Honestly I've never had anything else to compare to so it seems fine to me. The weight of the motor is within BW specs. I have a 22 gallon bait...
Newer like what?
I have one, 2014.
Just did the first 100 hour service before the end of last season. Runs like a champ.
Here we go..... :rolleyes:
55 is better
I just came from the landing. Limits of sculpin today from Mike.
Did you get any word if Okuma will have the 15T available for purchase at the FHS? Whether it be straight from them or dealers there?
Nothing happens when I press on the link.
$200K to throw at a boat, must be nice!
Good luck in your search. I personally love a Cabo 216.
Up for the weekend
Up for the M1
I have a 80 Mag (similar to the mega) with a Newell G220 on it.
Out of those listed, I would go with the Fathom 25N. Star correct?
They all seem...
With Toms suggestion I already had it done at LB Marine.
I knew it wasn't that hard of an install with the hardest part pulling the ducer cable...
I started fishing 9'ers, but recently went down to all 8' or less fishing my Whaler. Just don't see a need for anything longer. The only 9' I have...
Up for sale is a used Garmin 176c GPS portable unit.
Comes with paperwork, wiring, cover, mount, marine and lake data cards. You can add...
Up for sale is a used Dragonfly 4 model number E70292
Includes all wiring, cover, transducer, ball mount and paperwork. What you see is what you...
Amazon if your not in a rush
I've gotten all my lead from Gerry.
Hope all is well!
You have a real knack for making an ad.
Sent you a PM.
My 40# set up is a Torque 25N star paired up with an 8' Tilefish. I wouldn't hesitate to go with my 8' Monster either.
A nice budget setup that...
I'm sure you'll get people that will say you need something with more capacity, but I like your style!
Personally, I would go with the 14a. The...
Enjoy that reel!
Rod is still available.
Yea I had an update a few days ago where some things looked different. This is another update.
This is what it says.
So I woke up this morning to an update to the Navionics app. Apparently this will be the last update to this particular app. It says to update...
Always enjoy reading your reports.
Love that little reel. Still have mine BNIB.
I believe they are no longer made.
Great price! GLWS
Thanks for the report!
I actually contemplated taking my Whaler out today, but it seems I didn't miss anything.
Get em next time!
Unless they're in on it....
Don't tell me what to do! :waglleybooty:
Yes still available.
$190 picked up
Did you throw anything else at them? Bait?
Asking for a friend. LOL
What, the weird shit people do with their reels?
What exactly does the number (example: 65#) mean on braid?
I've never really thought about it and for some reason I did while driving today...
Just got back from around there. LOL
Surprised that VISX20 hasn't sold yet!
You guys are slipping!!
8' UC Monster
8' UC Tilefish
$160 picked up in Long Beach.
Phenix M1 82H rated 20-45 in excellent shape.
These are the only Phenix rods I'll own. Have two of these so...
May I ask what you had done?
I scored on a BNIB Garmin 9" from a local guy and need someone with experience to remove the old Raymarine and install the new. That...
Ok found both reels in incredible shape. Thanks to all who replied and BD!
Damn, Makairas are selling like hot cakes.
Knew it would go quick!
Yup same experience for me.
I'll report back when I get it in. I'm sure it will be alot better than what I have currently.
You ever have it stop metering after moving to a different spot? Not sure what happens, but it takes a while to come back and sometime I need to...
Yes I've metered bass before, but it's just too small and doesn't work very well. I'm moving on with a 9" Garmin.
Hardly see the blue ones for sale! GLWS
Does anyone know the line capacity, specs compared to the 15? From what I've seen online, they appear to be exactly the same? Is that right?
I'm in the same boat as you. Got a gift card and it's too far for me to go check out. I think the closest one is Riverside or one off the 15 on...
It actually feels pretty good. Going to fish it for a bit as is. Does that T-bar make a difference?
Torque 12 found!!!
Thanks for the like new reel Kevin! Much appreciated!!
Bad ass rod!
You and about 500 others.
I agree, great seller. Buy with confidence.
Back at you!
25N and 12 star in black
Gold need not apply!!!
I go even further than that, I remove my reels from my rods, rinse and allow them to dry. Then install covers on them and store them in my reel...
Damn bro, you getting out of fishing all together? Notice you been selling alot of gear.
Wait, huh? :rockin:
Thanks for that! I'm glad I got ahold of one as it was hard to find in the 8' version at the time.
If Randy told you that, I wonder how heavy it...
What's the word mockingbird?
If I absolutely had to choose one of the two you listed, it would be the 25N star just because I'm starting to realize there's no need for a 2...
I've heard there's a place in Wilmington which is a branch off of The San Pedro fish market that does processing. It's on G St. right at Avalon...
I talked to him about it already. It's spoken for.
Thanks for the heads up.
Thanks! I'll keep looking, but if I don't find one I'll just roll with the gun metal. Can't get over the gold though.
Maybe I'll wake up to a post or PM about a 12 or 25N waiting for me.... :chestram2
I have a 17' Montauk with a 90 Honda and recently redid my charging system.
Both batteries were in the stern, one in each corner. When I...
BLACK Torque star only please!
12 and 25N
Looking to purchase both reels.
I have one on my UC80 Mag.
IMO it's Xmas time so funds are being directed elsewhere.
It will sell. Just give it some time after the holiday. GLWS
When I tell people I fish my 800L 30#, I always get some comment that it's too heavy for that rod. LOL
It's hard to keep stuff separated. It usually kind of depends on the trip on what I bring.
I try to keep tuna tackle like heavy circle hooks, FF...
Still looking for a BLACK 25N or 12 Torque.
Not looking for a gold.....
Called them up, they do have a 25, but I'm looking for a 25N. Thanks though!
I want to say between 350-375 yards.
I've purchased and installed a few drag...
Yup movie time!
I believe there a couple Montauks posted here for under $10K.
Sold, thanks Sam!
I got the munnay hunnay!!!!
Had both, sold the 30. Actually I ended up selling the 25N2 as well, but just got my hands on another as I missed that reel. Just a great feeling...
Predator would be my choice.
I started off with an Accurate Dauntless 600 on a Predator. Damn reel was just too heavy. Built like a tank, but...
Cash in hand!
I know someone has one in great shape that needs some Xmas cash!
Also have a Phenix M1 for trade if willing.
No thanks, I got what I need in that department.
That link says $479.99
How about the internals? Stock? How much drag where you running?
I used to have one of those, but sold it off. Maybe I need to revisit it again.
What size do you have?
Your post is confusing, but I think I understand.
You have a single speed star drag that you want to trade for a two speed right?
Not quite sure what I'm looking for. I have a smaller old grey Calcutta bag (carries 4 small boxes) that I currently use and also have the large...
You guys are too much!! LOL
Still trying to clear some stuff out.......
Reel is in excellent condition. Purchased from another angler with no braid and had Sav-On Tackle...
Enjoy on that bad ass boat!
That is my jig stick of choice with a 16A/Tranx500 HG. I started off with a Phenix (not sure of model but it was a 9') and absolutely hated it so...
I'll be in San Clemente tomorrow around 10am if anyone is interested.
Why the CP series? I've held those blanks and they seem heavy compared to the CE or US series of rods. Can only imagine how heavy a factory rod is.
I remember you doing that test. Do you attribute that to the lower gearing in the Mak? In low it's only .1 difference.
BNIB silver Mak30II SEa spooled with 130 hollow to the top. Had the line marked every 100 feet up to 400 feet so this is ready to go. Comes with...
I ended up purchasing one from Signal Hill. They had a complete pallet full of them.
Hit up @SouthBayKiller
How about that Lingcod special on the Amigo tomorrow morning in Ventura? Been wanting to hit that up. No one booked as of right now though. I'm down.
Where do you have your ducer mounted on the Montauk? Pics?
I called the landing and asked earlier this morning. From what I remember there was some skipjacks. Don't recall him saying any BFT. I also...
Wow that's crazy! With the LA River emptying out right near there it doesn't surprise me after a storm.
Get a real rail rod (United Composite :finger:) and there would be no more arguments! :gaygroup:
Text sent for 20
Super easy to work on, many upgrades available, light and gets the job done.
My favorites are G220, P322, and a P332. Everything you need to...
Can you elaborate? I'm tired of AT&T and contemplating going with Verizon.
I thought I saw a local dealer getting them in, but can't recall which.
Did you pick one up? Saw some vids of dealers getting them in. Thoughts?
I've been sitting here waiting for the report because I should have been on that trip. My gear just wasn't where I wanted it to be and I didn't...
My setups are:
80# Mak16SEa 100# solid/UC76 Raptor
100# Mak30SEa 130# hollow/UC76 Centaur
Like stated above, a 20 or 30 size Mak or VISX will take care of what your asking
I'd like to hear why you sold that off? You seem to be a Mak...
I know Charkbait in HB carried some (not sure if that's the OC), but Islands in Carson has a huge selection on hand. I've heard another shop off...
Not to mention we all know hi vis yellow catches the most fish!
I agree. I have yellow on most of my reels.
I stumbled on a deal for the 80# white, reason for buying it.
For free, I'll take it!
I'll use the money I saved on finding a truck to fit it.
Point me to where USA made ones are selling for retail.
You do realize they are not USA made any longer?
Max comes in 80# white now. I have some in my garage. FYI
Personally, I don't understand the reason for making the FG knot so complicated with all the finishing knots, glue, mushrooming the end of the...
I'll be using a Tranx 500PG. I like a level wind. Lay the rod on the rail and bring it up.
Yea I know. My partner has one. Thing casts like crazy.
Telling myself I don't need anymore reels. Been selling off a few already.
Couldn't comment on the 100 versions, but I have the US80 Mag. Very nice stick for 20#. I have a Newell G220 mounted on it, but a Tranx300 sounds...
Turkey day bump
Yup all FG here. Matter of fact I tried to tie an albright the other day and could not remember how until I looked it up on Utube. Can't remember...
Where was it being held initially? The new venue is right down the street from me.
Less than an hour from Angels Gate I would assume. I made that exact run a few days back when it was like a lake steaming between 20-25mph, but I...
All depends on how you feel about it.
For me, any cut, splice, etc. is a potential point of failure. The less the better. I'd rather have one...
I left my USA made Xtratufs on the Pacific Islander out of Channel Islands after an overnight trip and they did the same thing. I...
How much for squid?
After you launch, as your heading out towards the Queen Mary stay to your left closer towards the rocks and shoreline village. Don't ask me how I...
Screw meth, that's addicting, how about some hairON?
Damn good price for those Newells! Love my NL's.
That's a helluva deal right there!
What is KH?
FYI, there's a member here that sells them. I got mine from him. He might still have more. Great guy to deal with.
His name is Curtis AKA...
Anyone know if Bonita still out there? Planning on heading out that way tomorrow.
I heard October so yea it's going to be long.
I love mine!
I could have sworn I saw two of them there yesterday in the case.
I'm waiting for the gun metal torque.
He's a good guy, bought from him as well. Haven't seen him post anything lately though. I remember him saying his job was keeping him busy.
Nice to see this is still going strong and helping people.
Just respooled my MAK16 SEA- 750 yards of 100# Max Cuatro marked every 100' to 400'....
There really isn't just one answer for this, too many variables. In my haste to answer, I reacted by saying just cut it, but after thinking about...
Tell that to that same guy who just got cut off because of that. Why even deal with it?
No need to untangle, just cut it and continue to cut in...
Other guy has a fish on, I'm soaking a bait?
I'll cut my line! That fish is more important.
Wow what a dick!
Is there a wash down there?
Is there bait available, quality?
For me, I like launching out of South Shores because there is a wash down there,...
Let's hear it, top 3 gifts you want from Santa 2018.... Maybe I can steal one of your ideas! :finger:
1. $$$ towards a new FF/Plotter for boat...
Are you saying Lowrance isn't as good as Garmin?
I appreciate that bro! I may need to invest in a vac sealer. Maybe ask Santa this year.
Got an email that West Marine is having a 3 day flash sale on Lowrance.
I've been looking at the Garmin products, but thought I would see what...
Anyone know if there is a fish processor that way?
FYI, he sent me a text, size 9
Old school at its finest! :appl:
Sorry I don't know. I meant I was going to drive over that way in my boat after launching out of Long Beach.
Where is Captain Jeff when you need his salty smart ass remarks? #puresugar
BTW, I know he's enjoying the sand somewhere. Just would be nice to...
Most people have their favorites. I only fish 220's, 322's, or very rarely a 332 whether they be NL, P or G series.
Ultra limited load? :p:
That's what I was referring to with the popcorn comment. I was just waiting for it along with the karma comment.
I was going to post something...
Sounds to me like your doing everything right.
Usually not everything is equal like you say and there may be some differences in tackle or...
Only reason I say that is because of the other thread about cutting line and how you came off.
As I posted this the popcorn started popping! LOL
Glad to see they are still out there. Planning on heading that way tomorrow if work allows.
Thanks for the report.
I can see the popcorn coming out for this one.
I swear everytime this comes up I think about buying it. I have the 76, any interest in a trade?
I still see some being used on sportboats. I have about 5-6 myself and use them occasionally.
Wish it was a 1.5 day.
Just wondering, did they cut the fish up on the boat? Walk off the boat with fillets in plastic bags?
Does anyone know of a processor near 22nd St?
No that has sold.
If your looking for one, there was a guy from Lomita that was selling them BNIB for a pretty good price.
Did you find your Mak20?
I use this and it works great! Picked it up from a member here.
Reel can be picked up in Long Beach. 405/710 area.
Used Trinidad 14A spooled with 50# Hi-Vis yellow Max Cuatro.
Comes with box, papers, and reel...
Thanks for that different perspective. I'll be mostly targeting YT, bonita, cuda, etc., but we all know when that doesn't work out we go for bass....
People are getting crazy amounts of braid on these smaller reels these days. I got a 500 yard spool of 80# max on my Talica 12ii and Shimano...
I called yesterday and both were already gone.
I've been picking his brain for the past few days. All I'm trying to figure out is if I need side scan, that's why I'm asking if people use it much.
How about this question.....
Would you rather have a unit with side scan or a unit that puts out more wattage without side scan? Really trying to...
And this is why I'm questioning side scan. I can see this being really useful in lakes or very shallow waters.
I'm looking at purchasing a new FF/GPS Plotter combo soon and was wondering if side scan is something that alot of you use? I'm looking at two...
Thanks for the report.
We were there on the Native Sun on Thursday. Same action, limits for everyone.
I stand corrected.
Looking at Navionics it does seem doable from Oxnard. Rough estimate is about 120 miles one way. My initial thought was they were going to the...
What it can cruise and will cruise is different. I would ASSuME probable around 10-12 like the other boats, but who really knows.
Just curious, how much actual fishing time?
I hear you and I wouldn't pay that, but again we don't know the circumstances.
Everytime I see spots open on the Outrider, I take a peep because...
Damn that was a bit harsh. Tucker is one smooth guy #puresugar. Love his boat and he's fishy. I don't think calling him an asshole is appropriate....
Exactly why I was asking what the target was.
Out of Hooks? Ok thanks
Trinidad, no question!
What's the target species for the trip?
What is this going on? I may be in the market for one as well, but I have a 17' Whaler.
If he treated you so bad, why would you reconsider? Plenty of other boats out there.
What I do is collect sauces from all the fast food joints I go to during the year and hand those out to people/kids with no costume.
Not what you thought it would be?
If you plan on getting bait, Davies might be a better option as Nacho's barge is on the way.
There's some of those at South Shores, but doesn't bother me. I must be used to it.
I only launch out of South Shores and wouldn't have a problem leaving my ride there.
South Shores and Davies allow overnight.
Marine stadium does not.
I'm in Long Beach as well. Longest trip to date is only a 3 dayer so I'm far from a long ranger.
I don't see a need for a two speed for what your asking, but that Fathom 25 is a great reel for a great price. It can pretty much cover your 3/4...
I see what Gruden is doing. Currently we have 3 first rounders next year and two the following year. Don't be surprised to see another big trade...
My boat came with two of those batteries along with the receipt. Both were purchased new in '07 and just recently I had to replace them. Needless...
I only have two batteries and one switch with an onboard two bank charger/tender. The charger/tender should be hooked directly to the batteries so...
I can't offer any helpful advice about a solar set up as I just had my batteries moved, rewired, and added a two bank charger/tender that is...
Very nice boat! Would love to have something like that if only I had the room.
Exactly what I have.
East coast is alot cheaper, but of course one needs to bring it back.
Damn, that was brutal!
Thanks for the report.
Seems the bite has once again slowed down after a couple days of craziness.
Classic! I knew you guys would come through.
:finger: Hate on!!!
I made a report, check it out.
All good! I've been a fan long enough to know it's all in good fun.
Yeah, it's been tough being a fan. Not from the standpoint of the business that has been going on, like the move to Vegas, Macks trade, Gruden's...
Nah, not for me. I'm trying to learn as much as I can everytime out. I take the good with the bad.
Do you usually plug from the inside?
Since my boat came with two plugs I usually plug both. Not sure if that is safe or correct, reason why I'm...
Bro it's a fishing report, it's not that serious. It's designed to help others, I just happened to be...
I'll be addressing that soon. I've never addressed anything on the trailer since I bought it. I was planning on doing it in the off season, but it...
Long freakin day with lots of learning......
Day started off with me clipping a small brick fence that my neighbor and I share when I was getting...
I was out in the shoe today, nothing but crickets! No sport boats around anywhere. I thought they all headed to Catalina with the flat seas.
When I went on my 3 day one guy hooked two BFT and landed one 200# on that PL68. Also, when I went on an overnight to SCI, I was told not to use...
No we were at the rigs.
Also, I plan on using a 7' 50# stick with a Talica 12ii. Is that cool?
Excuse my ignorance, who makes that Robert?
Nevermind, Google is my friend. Tanks!
I'm going to be heading out on Tuesday hunting for some yellows. Never really dedicated myself to trolling. I've tried it, but never stuck with...
That 900XF is a bad ass stick! Used to have one but sold it. No need for a 9' anymore.
Nice man! My partner and I caught some pigs like that about a week ago.
Oh you must be looking for one?
I had a matching one to my 16. Sold it off thinking I would never use it.
If these sell, they sell. If not, no biggie. I was selling to fund a...
Better bring your umbrellas! It's raining out here.
I just had my batteries moved into my console, added breakers, charger, bait pump switch, etc. Guy did a great job! I would recommend him but he...
Or swat some flys?
Just imagine what it's going to look like out there this weekend. LOL
All this for another star drag reel?
90% of the fish we caught were all on iron.
I can confirm the yellows and bones were caught in the shoe. I was on the Monte Carlo 1/2 day. We caught alot of bones and maybe around 8-10...
I bet that was funny!
Yup, no fish would spool him!
A 30# rod that probably weighs 30#'s. LOL
Only knot I use from braid to mono/flouro. Never had a failure.
I really wanted Khabib to beat the fuck out of Conner! He should have let his neck go and continued embarrassing him.
As for what happened...
Is that including the blank?
Question is, how long do you want to wait.
I got a good guy in Long Beach if you want to PM me.
Are you in SD? Interested in the kayak one, but I'm no where near SD.
Wow, that was heavy!
I'm not a MMA fanboy, but I do watch sometimes. Hughes was a beast back in the day. Sucks that happened to him.
Damn, 200 miles and 79 gallons?
Thanks for the report!
Only on Saturdays! Don't catch me on Sunday after a Raider loss. :mad:
Thanks, they aight!
Sure, $900 for the Mak16 and I'll throw in a Centaur.
$650 for the Penn with a Raptor for free!
Had both these blanks (76 Centaur and Raptor) wrapped earlier this year, simple olive and black.
-Alps guides with aluminum reel seats.
Fished with Bruce one time, guy cracks me up from up top.
Specifically the Dragonfly 4....
Is it generally better to have it set to Auto when it comes to gain, contrast, noise filter, etc?
As a new boat...
The Victory is always my go to boat! George and Mike are great captains.
I haven't been happy with AT&T for a while so I'm heading to Verizon pretty soon.
There's always 3 sides to a story you know...
Since I've gotten my own boat I've been concentrating more on fishing local and I don't need that heavy set up. For some...
This is a like new 500GPH Rule transom mounted pump. Comes with everything like it was new. Only in water once and changed out for an 800GPH.
Good luck, thinking of selling mine as well.
Damn, no fishing for other species?
Good to know they are still there. Thanks
Is it legal to fish within the buoys?
Hello all, so I'm planning on taking my 11yo daughter out fishing this week out of Long Beach and wanted to get her on some fish because she gets...
There's been plenty of talk about this lately, specifically on Whalers.
The 2 stroke VS. 4 stroke discussion gets a bit crazy here. Some guys are...
Great reels and very easy to service. I started fishing with a Newell NL322. I used to have alot more, but have sold some off. Really all you need...
Did you get any bites on the sardines or did you just stay with the macs?
Yes the US rods shut off faster. The CE are more parabolic which I like to throw jigs with.
Love these M1 rods! Have a few myself.
Oh the things I'm learning as a new boat owner!
Thanks for that!
Went out yesterday to test the new bait tank out and make some adjustments on the steering with some fishing thrown in.
Launched out of South...
I found my own paddy yesterday, no one was on it, had it all to myself!
Too bad nothing was under it! :D
Just an update on the bait tank....
Got it all plumbed/wired up. The first test was about a week ago and about 85% of the large 1/2 scoop...
I can tell you AT&T sucks.
It doesn't need to be mobile.
I've got an appointment set up with a guy in October to get the batteries moved.
Thanks and for sure I'll hit you up.
A few more questions.....
I have two batteries with a Blue Seas (OFF/ON/COMBINE) switch.
Looking at my pic the left side (outboard) is going to...
Nope, same boat. Just looked up your history and saw your other ad.
Either way, nice ride and GLWS.
So which one do you have?
I saw that as well today. That's too big to carry on my little 17' Whaler.
I ordered one from Amazon this morning with same day and just saw the one at Costco right now. :shake:
Do any of you boat owners carry one of those small jump start batteries? You know the ones that can jump start your battery, charge your phone,...
I'm almost positive I inquired about this boat back in the day. Never got a response.
On the bottom meaning on the side/front of the very bottom right? Is this a Kodiak tank?
On my Kodiak there is a drain at the bottom in the same...
Any suggestions near the Long Beach area?
I need to get my batteries moved into my console and add some stuff as well.
Can PM of need be.
Talk about keeping it simple! Nice job.
Do you just bring a fold up chair if you want to sit down?
For those of you with the Kodiak 22 gallon tank, how much bait are you getting? 1/2 scoop?
Hopefully I'll get out there after I get this tank in.
This is my first plan of action. I'm going to set the tank on some type of non skid mat, run the pump and see how that goes. That's going to be...
I just purchased the GX1700 with internal GPS. My previous radio did not have the internal feature. I hooked my separate GPS to the 1700 (just...
Question about this, what about that stern saver stores sell? It's a piece of starboard that is glued to the transom for ducers, etc. to eliminate...
I'm not ruling this out and I'm not questioning the way anyone has done it as you are all more experienced. I was just talking to a buddy of mine...
Anyone ever throw around the idea of mounting their tank on a piece of starboard and siliconing it to the deck? It would create a step and kills...
Thanks, alot of information there.
I don't see why not. I got mine with a 50# top shot on my jig stick.
Really? Dang, you really think a ratcheting holder mounted to the rail above the console would hold that 8' without any other mount to stabilize?
I've thought of that too, just getting some type of mat to put the tank on and using a strap to keep it stable, but it would have to be up against...
Your talking about filling the holes for the tank right? So do I drill for the hole, fill and screw in?
How about the pump? Any suggestions on...
Ok so I'm almost done gathering parts to install a bait tank on my 81' Montauk. I'd like to do this right the first time so input from members who...
This is what I use.
The CE900XF has a very soft tip which allows for throwing small bait and when on a fish, it has a ton of backbone. The CE line is more parabolic...
Which are you talking about?
Great attitude! Thanks for the report.
What size/model boat do you have?
I'll second your initial statement, f*ck!
Or at the very least, get involved.
It's been tough out there for everyone including me. Thanks for the report!
Let me add some pertinent information, this is going on a 17' BW. I only plan on going out as far as Catalina Island, maybe Farnsworth Bank.
Let me try to understand, when you say 8', are we talking about an antenna that is 8'? Let's say I have a 4' antenna, but it's mounted to a rail...
Just finished up the 100 hour service yesterday. For future services, do I just keep track of the hours on it right now. I don't zero it...
None taken at all and you are absolutely correct! I'm learning more everyday, it's just going to take time. If your willing to teach, I'm willing...
I've had all except the black steel. Definitely the XF first then the Mag a close second. I currently use an 8' Mag for 20#. Got out of the 9'...
Thinking of picking up a spear gun and force feeding them. That might be fun!
Was at Berth 55 and talked to the Captain of the Victory. Said they caught yellows today in the Horseshoe.
I'm just trying to decide what size to get. Currently looking at a Kodiak 22 gallon. I'm in no rush really. Going without allows me to up my...
UC CEXF900 12-25# with a Newell G220.
From what I understand, 4 strokes are much heavier as well.
With reports of Dorado in the local channel, I decided to head out on Saturday.
No bait tank, all jigs, plastics, and some...
I had it wrapped, used it for a few and traded it off for a dumb @$$ SKB7200. I was also trying to get away from 9' rods with the exception of my...
I'm a die hard Raider fan, but that's a bit too much for me.
However, I can appreciate the work that went in to making that rod, very talented!
Well I took it out yesterday and yes, my holes are underwater. Wasn't as scary as I initially thought though. The boat stayed very dry on...
I get where your coming from because I'm sure you see it all the time living in Hawaii. Your choice of words is the problem, especially in an open...
Going off of my boat searching experience recently, be prepared to deal with some assholes! Some of these guys want to sell their boats, but will...
Could that have to do with volume? Maybe try a longer antenna first?
I am deaf, but not that bad!
Someone advised me to try that. What does that do?
Maybe someone could tell me what is wrong with mine? When I turn the volume all the way up, you still barely hear it. I know that can't be normal....
I feel you bro, when I bought mine I took all that (driveway, storage yard costs, operating costs, maintenance, user friendly going solo, etc.)...
Damn bro, I thought you measured?
All that stuff your talking about like going up at an angle using your neighbors side is going to get old fast!...
I'm looking to replace my old VHF because it's almost impossible to hear and I don't want to add an external speaker because I already don't have...
Damn that would seem a bit scary to have those holes under water.
I don't recall my holes being under water and I have a Honda 90. I'll make...
What does tournament mean?
Interested, but too early to text.
I had my neighbor come over, but only to hold the line to my mark.
This is what I did, I marked off 20' in my garage. Had my neighbor...
Yet, he still used a half hitch at the end. LOL
I get your point, but I've yet to have an FG fail with half hitches. I usually finish off with a...
I've been wanting to get out there, just need to finish up some stuff on my boat. Hopefully next week sometime. Thanks for the report.
Great job guys!
Marking the line is key! I just did it on my Mak16. It was a PITA though. If I had to do it all over again, I would use different...
I've tried finishing with a Rizzuto, but never saw any added strength benefits besides making it more complicated. It does make a nice cone shape...
All depends on what you consider big. Of course that combo will work, anything will work. Just comes down to how much you want to get your @$$ kicked!
I tried those clips and although they do make changing jigs much faster, I felt like they hindered the action of the jigs and have stopped using...
If you don't want a low-ball offer then don't ask for best offers. Seems pretty simple to me!
Apparently the guy threw out his best offer, seller...
My new 20# reel is my old Newell G220 with a Tiburon frame and 5 stack drag. I put her away in place of my Trinidads, but it's back out of the...
I've never fished with him, but from what I've read and seen, he tells it like it is without sugar coating it and I love that! I can't wait till...
What did it run you?
That is the way it was written. I just copied it and added nothing.
Ok so now the obvious question, why with Izors you use the zero, but not with the 150?
I recently saw a pic of a guy here who landed three BFT and in the pic him and another guy were sitting on the deck in the bow with their poles on...
The decimal points are what's throwing me off then I guess. Are the decimal points used just for space? Also, what are those last two columns used...
At least not to her face! :D LOL
Thanks to everyone adding to this report. Very intriguing.
Ok how do you get 06 in that column?
I'm not quite sure I'm doing this right so I figure why not ask.
Did a search for Izors and came up with 33.39.03 X 118.06.08
Anyone got one they want to get rid of?
I know I can get one made, just checking if there's one out there that someone wants to sell.
What did it come off of?
Is all that normal for a 100 hour service? I spoke to a guy at a Honda service center and he said basically it's just oil.
Ok so my 14' 90hp motor is at 96 hours. I want to start doing the maintenance myself that way I know what is going on. I got plenty of tools...
I went on the Mirage as well, but then found the Pacific Islander.
Truth be told, I try my best to stay away from 22nd st.
80 heads? :finger:
We were out there on the Outrider the same day and got the same results. Didn't see the Thunderbird though, did see the Fury anchor up by the...
At this point I don't really care to catch a tuna, I'd rather pull on some YT and bass.
I recently picked up a 17' Montauk with a 90 Honda and new to boating like yourself. I don't have a bait tank yet so I've been throwing plastics...
Just went to island tackle on Sunday and they had a bunch. I didn't even know they stocked JRI's.
Yea, I fished with him too up in Channel Island, reason why I wanted to fish his boat.
It wasn't my JP, sorry if I wasn't clear on that.
On Saturday as I was browsing all the fish counts online I saw that the Outrider (Captain Tucker) out of 22nd St. in Pedro had 5 openings for a...
Very nice! I love the script.
I was just checking out this thread as I was in a tackle shop shopping for JRI's.
I'm currently in the process of replacing all of my surface...
I have the 80 Mag, very nice stick for 20-25#. Usually use that the most out of any sticks I bring on trips.
I have not ridden on your boat YET, but I'm sure it's a class act. Very up front and professional. Plus you guys catch fish!
Your boat is on my...
What's wrong with the 12ii? Same reel as the 16ii except for capacity. I got 500 yards of max on mine.
Both rods are bad ass! I like how you went with a graphite seat on the Predator. I did the same to keep it light.
I had my 76 before the 80 came out. I believe the 80 came out right before the FHS.
You mean a XF90? Damn, I would have loved to see the bend in that rod while fighting that fish.
I used to have that rod and looking back,...
Damn that 8' Predator blank is going for $241!
Second only to the Invictus.
Also noticed the 76 Predator is not there anymore.
I had a hard time locating my 8' Tilefish. It wasn't even in the catalog when I purchased it.
This is my plan for now. Question, do the CF#'s ever change? Don't want to run into that after painting it on the cover.
Exact set up I use for 60# with a UC Predator, what rod do you have paired with it?
Are you talking on a full tank of gas? Not sure what your asking, sorry.
I'm cool with replacing it, any suggestions?
That fucking blows!
This is the radio that came with my boat. Purchased in '04.
When I turn it on with the volume all the way up I can barely hear it. Doesn't seem...
I'm not really worried about a common thief just taking it for a quick buck, more like someone trying to come up on a cover for...
Good idea for Id'ing if stolen. Still looking for suggestions on securing it down if possible.
It's not a rough storage, just trying to be a...
Someone who doesn't have one?
I've thought about that.
Just recently purchased a nice boat cover and was wondering what you guys do to keep people from stealing it. There doesn't seem like an actual...
I use Max exclusively (50#, 65#, 80#) and haven't had any issues so far.
I just got off an all day on the Liberty yesterday where I used my Fathom 25NLD2 for 40# bait and that thing really took me by surprise when...
Going zero for zero is what I call gaining knowledge and putting your time in, or "paying dues." Shit, you can pay for a 3 day trip and get...
I don't see why it wouldn't hold up. If you happen to hook a pig, for sure it's going to take you for a ride, but it's capable just like any other...
Predator is much better for bait.
I love that they are playing in Carson! I get to see my Raiders play in my own backyard.
So let me get this straight, $1K to have someone drive HIS boat, set up HIS electronics, get bait, hook fish and hand it off to him all in one...
So I'll ask the million dollar question, what did you pay to have him school you?
Where did you launch and how was the ride out?
How did you guage it was only 40 pounds you pulled?
I would assume that $65 is like a deductable. Sounds to me like you should have known that before sending it in. Even checking how much to replace...
Still no trades? Got a UC Raptor 76.
Ok so I've been trying to read this app for a bit now.
I've been tapping on those arrows and then hit forecast.
What exactly am I looking for?...
When you do it please post pics. I'm planning on doing this exact same thing here soon and would love to see how it turns out. Would also like to...
I just cut a bunch of braid off my Tranx 500HG to replace with a long top shot of mono for my jig stick. Got tired of having to retire mono...
That's the difference between UC and Phenix. With Phenix you worry about a warranty, with UC, there's no worries.
When was the last time you've...
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