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    Another Guadalupe Question - YFT on lures?

    Curious to what gear you’re using to throw the iron with at Guadalupe?
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    SOLD Creating new thread once I get organized

    Lining up for the ulua and CJBF 100. I’ll text you later today
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    For Sale Tranx 500pg WTS or Trade

    Sorry I don’t know how to upload pics. The reel doesn’t have a scratch on it, the knob on the handle is a little dirty from my grimy hands. I’ve got the box too. I’ve got a last minute change of plans and will be out of town for the next 10 days. I will offer the reel to the persons who PM’d me...
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    For Sale Tranx 500pg WTS or Trade

    Will post pics tomorrow
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    For Sale Tranx 500pg WTS or Trade

    Hi, I’ve got a tranx 500pg loaded to the brim with 80lb maxquatro. It’s in great condition. I’ve only used it once. Willing to trade for a small Talica 2 speed. Price is $350. Pick up only in either Huntington Beach or Long Beach. Thanks Mike
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    Shimano Tranx 500 on sale.

    Just ordered one, thanks for the tip
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    So, I’m going fishing

    Looking forward to the reports as I’m on that 3rd 8 day on the Angler.
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    WTB Cousins 95j mag Jigstick

    Thanks, I’ll give them a call. I’d prefer to get a used one to replace the beater I broke. Would like to hear what y’all got.
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    WTB Cousins 95j mag Jigstick

    I broke a buddy’s cousins 95j mag. I would like to replace it for him. If you have one to sell please let me know. Thanks Mike
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    Cinco de Mayo Yellows

    Way better than my Sunday. Great work!
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    For Sale Custom 16’ CC

    Super cool! Who built this boat?
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    Monterey Bay Bluefin 5/3/19

    I was up there last Sunday fishing on the charter boat Checkmate. I said to the deckhand “it sure looks fishy, if we were 300 miles south there’d be BFT around for sure”. He then told me of four reported yellowtail caught the day before. Sounds like the BFT found those good conditions up...
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    9’ Bait Stick Suggestions

    Thanks for all the replies. My current 40lb bait stick is a 875h. It’s a fish whooper. I was thinking about the 6490h but have concerns that the tip will not be whippy enough to cast small baits. I’m going to make some tackle shop rounds today to feel a few out.
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    9’ Bait Stick Suggestions

    *Edited for line size* *This captain was fishing with his buddies who were also SD sportboat captains. He outfished them by 2x. One of his buddies had 5 the other had 3. I had 3 myself.
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    9’ Bait Stick Suggestions

    Hey, I was wondering if anyone uses a 9’ bait stick for 40lb to get a little extra distance on their cast for these picky BFT bites? If so what rods do you use? I’m aware that fighting fish with longer rods isn’t the easiest task but sometimes you gotta do whatever it takes to get a bite. Last...
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    For Sale Brand New Super Seekers

    Intrested in the 6490
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    the 113hn baja special

    Wish mine free spooled that well!
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    TRADE tranx500HG for 500PG

    I’ve got one to trade. I’ll send you a PM
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    WTB 8’ jigstick wanted

    Great deal on this rod. I just don’t make it out to your area often. By any chance will you be headed to the coast anytime soon?
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    WTB 8’ jigstick wanted

    What blank do you have? Also what kind of handle? If it’s deckhand style I could cut it down to fit.
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    WTB 8’ jigstick wanted

    I’m looking for a beater panga jigstick. Something like a 6480h or just a solid 40-50lb rod. It just can’t be much longer than 8’ so it’ll fit in my rod tube. Thanks Mike
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    For Sale 85 crystaliner $2000 or trade

    So much potential! Someone please buy this and post their rebuild story here on BD
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    Coronado Islands 8/28

    Awesome day and that maritime patriot 23 is such a bitchin boat.
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    Calstar 6490

    Looks good. It won’t be hard to find that rod in the rack with those colors
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    The story of the ghost

    Nice fish and good on ya for wearing the PFD
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    Staterooms on Shogun

    The boat is super quiet. You can have a normal conversation on the back deck while underway and hear everything without shouting. Great crew, awesome food and a nice heavy boat for a comfortable ride. But it’s almost too quiet. I was in a stateroom by the engine room and heard a tic tac tic tac...
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    WTB 21 Parker cc

    No affiliation. Wanted to pass it on PARKER, 21' DEEP VEE, CENTER CONSOLE
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    Need help- Oil tar shit on boat

    WD40, then scrub it with soapy water
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    Modified 1995 Montauk 17

    Sounds like a good problem to have. Sweet rig. Go get ‘em
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    I’ll give you $1 for it
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    Maritime Defiant

    Check the forum on
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    PQ (BFT) 1.5 day 11/24

    Sent you a PM
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    calico bass set up

    Cal star 690j with a Newell 338 40lb string and a tady c
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    3 day Shogun and Vagabond trips

    Could you imagine being on a 3 day aboard the vagabond these past three days?
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    Great Barrier Reef Savagery!!

    Was that big grouper caught on a surface lure?
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    Solo Swordfish

    You’re a badass mofo
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    San Diego 3/4 reports?

    Has anyone been fishing the 3/4 day trips out of San Diego recently? Any tackle tips? Size of fish being caught? Thanks for any help.
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    Collapsible iron rod for air travel?

    I saw a 2 piece cal star in charkbait, not sure if it was a 540 or 100
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    HX or HXW for flat fall on these BFT

    I have the hxw raptor and feel it's too wide. The reel doesn't feel balanced and seems wobbly while winding fast. Wish I had bought the standard HX.
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    Casting Lures for Dorado...

    I got one on a 7x yesterday
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    I second the crinkle cut. Del taco
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    Looking for a Perch spot near Huntington

    There's a good hole in front of tower 4 HB state park. Some sand crabs to be made in the area too. Hope you and the boy get 'em!
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    Mako 20 with Yamaha 150 4 stroke

    Price reduced to $11,000
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    Garmin 492 gps plotter

    Where are you located?
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    WTB center console 21-25 ft

    Check out my mako listed here on BD. The outboard is in excellent shape. It'll get you out to the fish and back worry free tomorrow
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    Mako 20 with Yamaha 150 4 stroke

    Bump for a turnkey boat.
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    WTB: 16'+ CC

    Check out my mako 20 listed on here
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    Mako 20 with Yamaha 150 4 stroke

    Here's some more pics
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    Mako 20 with Yamaha 150 4 stroke

    Sorry forgot to put that in there, 2004
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    Mako 20 with Yamaha 150 4 stroke

    She's a 1979 mako 20 powered by a 2004 Yamaha 150 four stroke. The engine has very little use with only about 225 hours. With a 44 gallon fuel tank her range is comfortably over 120 miles, more than enough to fish tuna in the past few years. It's equipped with a furuno Fathometer, 2 vhf radios...
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    Inexpensive boat stoarge wanted... anywhere in so cal

    Sorry the truck is not for sale
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    Inexpensive boat stoarge wanted... anywhere in so cal

    Gene, I sent you a PM
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    Inexpensive boat stoarge wanted... anywhere in so cal

    Less than the $200 a month I'm currently paying
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    Inexpensive boat stoarge wanted... anywhere in so cal

    As the title says I'm looking for cheap but secure storage. I'll be out of the country for the next 6 months+ so I'd like to move the boat and possibly a pickup truck out of the high rent district here in Huntington Beach. The overall length of the trailer to the prop is roughly 25'. The pickup...
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    First legal Halibut for this year. 03/01/2017

    Bonehead from the beach! Awesome
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    Fish ID please

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    WTB - Avet LX 6/3 or Raptor R/H

    I got a silver lx raptor just about loaded with 80lb braid. Good condition. PM me if you're interested
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    Grundens Bibs?

    Petrus are slimmer than the herkules model.
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    Stringari/ Blackman compilation?

    Were you going for a row that day?
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    WTB skiff or Panga

    I've seen an 18' seaway on CL. It's located in Newport beach
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    23' Blackman..not mine... but a way good start to a project!

    I wish I had the time, space and skills to buy and fix this boat. So much potential. I still see it on CL for sale. Somebody on here should buy this and post their rebuild. Would love to see what you guys would do with it.
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    JX Raptor Rod Matchup

    Got my LX raptor on a SHS70xh
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    Captains License

    There's no need to take a course. There's many study guides available from books, CDs and online instruction. This way you can study whenever is practical for you and thoroughly understand the material instead of taking a "cram course on how to pass the test". Good luck. PM me for any help
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    Dumb Question of the Day!

    I was wondering the same last weekend while cleaning the garage. Threw them all out
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    Ella Mae gets her BFT @ the 43

    Way to go! I'm sonjealous
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    Slob yellowtail 7/2/16

    Beautiful yellowtail!
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    Got them to bite

    Fished out of Oceanside on Friday. Got a scoop of mackerel and sardine mix (mackerel killed most of the sardines) from the receiver. My plans were to head towards to 289. Got to 33*00/118*00 area. Stopped to fish a paddy. Plenty of boats in the area. There was lots of life around, birds and...
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    LX Raptor Noisy Bearings after only 3 months

    I mailed my jx in last Monday had it back an repaired Thursday. I couldn't believe it.
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    Fish dope subscription

    Damn it I just signed up
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    Weather Sites

    Pick your region
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    Kill Bag for sale

    Sent you a pm
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    Kill Bag for sale

    Will you mail it?
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    BFT Tuesday 6/15

    Awesome. You guys deserved it. Way to put in the time and effort.
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    Couldn't get them to bite

    I'm the new owner of a 20' mako purchased from a fellow BD'er. I couldn't have asked for a better guy to buy a boat from. Thank you so much Mike. The boat ran great both days I fished. So now on to the report... We fished the BFT grounds Thursday and Friday. We saw plenty of fish but couldn't...
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    I got taxed hard today!

    Just consider it well bleed. Tail section sucks anyways. Way to go on getting one to bight.
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    What's up with Toronado at Pierpoint?

    I saw it hauled out at gambol a few weeks ago. Must've had a long maintenance list this year. I can't wait to go fishing on the toro
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    Huntington Beach boat storage

    I'm hoping the sea trial will go well this weekend and I'll be a boat owner. I don't have room for a boat at my house, so does anyone have suggestions on boat storage in my area? Haven't measured the total length yet but would assume close to 25'. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks
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    White tiger 7x and Torium 20hg

    Can't find the line ratings for this rod. What's it rated for?
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    wtb 17-18 cc

    Yellowfin I sent you a PM
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    WTB 20ft-23ft CC, WA or DC

    Bump for OP and for myself as I'm looking for similar
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    Rogue Waves

    They exist... Read about the recent loss of the El Faro. Instant communication lost in moderate sea conditions during their last transmissions. With all their redundant communication system and distress signals and no survivors, it can only point to one thing.
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    1990 calibogie skiff Price reduction 4800 SOLD

    What's the length of the whole rig? From the tip of the trailer tongue to the prop. I'd like to know if it'll fit in my garage.
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    Sunday oside tuna and rant

    Hmm...Isn't this why you're required to have distress signals on board?
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    Coronado Island Report (4/16) on the San Diego

    Thanks for the great report. What size line was working best with the flylined deens'?
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    fishing poppers on conventional reels?

    I love fishing the poppers. Always have fished them on conventional gear. The only problem I've had is when retrieving it is there is not consistent pressure on your line while winding up the slack after chugging the popper through the water. You've got to be careful casting after this because...
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    9 rigs for a 5 day too many?

    Ok so I've cut the 20/25lb bait rig. So I'm down to 8 now. I've eased my worries for a bit for now. I just hope I get to catch fish with all of them now
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    9 rigs for a 5 day too many?

    Hmm... Maybe I should have tried to get on that trip, then I wouldn't be doubting myself
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    9 rigs for a 5 day too many?

    I've got a 5 day leaving tomorrow with the following rigs ready to go: 15lb bait rod 20/25lb bait rod 30lb bait rod 40lb bait rod 50/60 bait rod 80lb bait/dropper loop 50lb yo yo 40lb jigs tick Bass rod All of the bait rods are full of spectra and will be fished with short flouro leaders, so I...
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    Custom Rod Blowout!!

    Interested in Hercules 70xh. Sent you a PM
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    Which Grundens?

    I second the vote for Petrus. Much more comfortable than the Herkules.
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    Recommended fishing charters out of Cabo?

    Sushi time pangas. Fished with them earlier this year. I think the price was around $250. Bait and license were extra. Owner was super cool and easy to deal with. Angel was the panguero. He put in a good effort to put me on fish. I brought my own tackle but their tackle would get the job done.
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    Looking for a custom Hobie Power Skiff by Anderson

    Anybody know of one of these for sale? I would like to keep the boat in my garage so height will be an issue. I've also seen a few radon 15s with similar houses that I'd be interested in.
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    Advice on a garage skiff

    That's a sweet bassmaster but it's outside my budget. Has anyone seen this greenough? Any opinions about it? I'm new to the skiff world and don't know what to look at when buying a used boat. Any advice on what I should inspect would be...
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    Advice on a garage skiff

    I saw hobie power skiff with a 60 hp Suzuki (with 20 hrs) on CL. Any opinions about these boats or motors?
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    Advice on a garage skiff

    Any advice on purchasing a skiff to be kept in my garage. I've got a 2 car garage with a vertical clearance of 84" and length of 19'. I'd like to keep the rig straight as possible so that I can get a car parked in there too. I've got about a 10k budget. I plan on using the boat for inshore...
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    AVET PRO EX 4/2

    Is the reel still available?
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    What type of handle on the 6480? Text me pics 714 580 8303
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    Shared charter Cabo san Lucas, Apr 28 or 29

    Hey Dennis, My name is Duff. My girlfriend and I will be in CSL in late April. We were planning on doing some inshore panga fishing. I'm an experienced angler and will be bringing my own tackle. My girlfriend on the other hand has never fished. She'd probably just take a hand off or two. Either...