There’s been times where I’ve ubered to and from the landing but that was always using 5 star so only transporting rods and a tackle bag which all...
Yesterday I lost my lucky tady 4/0 that I definitely shouldn’t have been fishing on a boat with 60 people. Caught my first yellowtail on it and...
Not sure, I was too busy killing fish by the dozens to notice:p
Saw a good sized mex navy ship at north island yesterday on our way to meet the fleet at SKR.
I’ve been fishing the bigger coltsniper stickbaits as well as the Daiwa SP minnows, both sinking.
Was about to say the same thing but you beat me to it... Holy shit!! 32 pages of ambulance chasing and the same exact joke
Yeah, on a handline too!
Doesn’t make it any better, but you’re just pulling stuff out of your ass if you’re saying it was calm, clear conditions when the prowler incident...
I’m glad to see the BD Investigative Agency has made a showing to tell us exactly what happened live from their office chairs.
Fisherman’s Landing has everything you’ll need to rent. I might be on this trip if I don’t go out of town.
Trade for my left nut?
What is everyone’s thoughts on the second ring? Doesn’t that allow for the weld to move and get stuck on the hole?
The 9 page article that goes with it was quite the read...
If it’s that important to you, go ahead and take my “lucky spot” at the rack. Seriously, if it means that much to you, move my stuff over and take...
You guys really have to start all of this drama like we’re a bunch of teenage girls before even stepping foot on the boat? I really don’t give a...
I’m with Ali, for that money I’d go for a few fathoms. I’ve got a 25, 30, and 40 that I’ve been fishing hard this year on the PQ and Gavin has the...
Fisherman’s Landing rents out Talicas on Calstar Graphiter rods.
It’s been around for a while now.
I’m headed down to Puerto Peñasco, MX (Rocky Point) on Saturday with a bunch of friends for a few days of cervezas, tacos, and ATV riding. Haven’t...
So how much do you guys think is a good tip?LOL
Same thing happened to me 2 times in a row, both resulting in the clamp busting while hooked up on a fish. No issues with getting the reel...
If you can still find him a spot, get him a reservation ASAP on one of the 3 day trips aboard the Pacific Queen scheduled for July-October. Should...
Better boycott BDOutdoors, FishDope, Shimano, Okuma, Daiwa, Yamaha, etc. while you’re at it:frehya2:
That’s awesome to hear! Glad to hear Andrew is getting back on his feet again.
Another vote for the Pacific Queen
Bought it at bass pro while out in Phoenix. They said to go directly to the manufacturer since I didn’t pay $40 for their 2 year in-store...
I’ve always shied away from Phenix because I’ve seen a few break last year while working half days everyday and that seems to be all I ever hear...
Checked it out at the boat yard while I was getting bottom paint done on mine. Very nice clean rig and a great price to boot. Should sell quick....
I’ll probably more than likely be on this trip. Have a good feeling about it!
Agreed, hop on a 3 day on the Pacific Queen. Pretty sure we’ve got at least 5 scheduled so far this year. They’re selling out fast!
Some officers ask for it and some don’t. Better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it.
Interesting, I’ve never heard of that before.
Huh? Where’d you hear that??
I ain’t no snitch, but 20k is 20k
Sweet! Considered going out this weekend but flaked out. Regretting it now!
He sure loves to pose with all my fish:rofl:
I find that kinda interesting too. All my fish came on a red 7x winding like hell within 30ft of the bottom. Keeping it vertical was definitely...
Hard to tell this far out but anything can happen. If you want to get on some quality yellows I’d try and get on a 1.5 day to Colonet ASAP.
For that budget I’d book a trip on the Pacific Queen around August-October. Fall has been the ticket the past few years for that kind of stuff.
Thanks for coming out with us! It was a great weekend down in a Colonet as usual. Landed 4 myself and handed off a couple too. [ATTACH] [ATTACH]...
$2 over here!
Shoot, I shoulda just left my vote at zeroLOL
Looks like Friday is a go!
Awesome! Should be a fun trip.
Hey guys, this weekend on the Pacific Queen out of Fisherman’s Landing we have a 1.5 day trip headed to the Punta Colonet area leaving Friday...
HG for sure.
Any further updates?
Not really a specific trip, but I had a week off from school back in October for fall break and made it a point to go fishing every day. Easily...
What will this mean for deckhands that work trips going into Mexican waters?
I was expecting something completely different when I saw there was a thread about strippers on a pole...
Sucks that your motor quit on ya. We went out to Whistler Monday and got limits by 9:30 mainly trolling X Raps but also a few on the coltsniper....
In the ocean
4:20 on April 20th, 2069
I couldn’t get past the whole upside down conventional thing.
I loaded up on a few yesterday.
FishDope is your friend
Time to load up on XXX, see ya this weekend!
Congrats to Evan. Very, very fishy guy and well deserved.:rockin:
Just watched the first episode. Seemed like a pretty good show apart from those goons on the TNT. I thought I’ve seen everything while working on...
Where do I sign up for a private charter?
I’m usually using mono with a few feet of fluoro, but when I decide to use braid, I usually put around 10 feet or so of mono between the braid and...
Big bait on 30lb for <100lb fish and balloon rig for cows during the day. Once it gets dark the flatfall bite has been on fire.
Yup just 17 buddies going fishing at 11pm...
By Capt. Nemo, do you mean Anibal?LOL
Please just don’t be that guy who brings a Lexa on a bluefin trip. With that said, I have a Tranx 300, 400, and 500 which I use for almost...
As someo who constantly admired your food pics on Instagram, I’d absolutely kill for some of these recipes, especially the poke nachos. I love all...
Is there really that much of a problem with my closet being full of fishing-related t-shirts? I forgot, you’re not a real fisherman unless you...
I sure hope Eric knows where he’s going!LOL
Evan’s a pretty fishy guy. Been watching his stuff since he was wearing baggy clothes and catching spotties:p
They accept any trades?
Glad to hear that. Hope it all works out for ya!
I was thinking of doing the same thing with my btg90j Which was the first rod I’ve wrapped. Ended up doing this instead and putting one of Amadeo...
Any updates Jason? Still praying for you.
Sorry I have ADD, I can’t read that:p
Calstar BTG90j is my rod of choice.
I caught a fish one time...
14 inchers here and there for me, nothing big though. I mainly just keep the ones that get hooked bad.
Had the same issue with mine. Bought a Tranx 400 at the beginning of the year, fished it hard all year up until about a month ago. I made a cast,...
Debating on hitting a overnighter Sunday night. We’ll see.
Ask @mkfriedrich what he thinks about the wind forecast.
Dang Michael, I sure wish I saw your ig story yesterday about 5 minutes earlier than I did haha. Beautiful work as always.
No thank you
I got #5!
If global warming is a thing, I’m in full support!
You gotta just find out for yourself. Each iron swims different.
I kinda wanna see the manifest/sign in sheet for this trip. That should settle all of this BS.
If you can still find one, a cousins 839t.
Any idea what they’re called?
I wanted to get out offshore this weekend since I gotta go back to school next week but all my favorite boats are booked up, mainly with private...
Just talked to the guys at Fisherman’s Landing and they said they’re not out of business, just outta money and looking for another investor....
I’m with HavasuSun, I’m one of those weird people who can go days and days without shitting and I’m weird about public shitters so it’s not a...
Just got a spottie rod and might go back to stock pile a few more rods too.
Beautiful boat! Price?
1 balloon, 4 bags, a pfd, and a plastic chair (not pictured) were the result of today’s trip to the kelp.
I’ll be on the Islander tomorrow night.
So fucking badass!:rockin:
I’ll give you a hint:
The one on the right isn’t allowed in any national parks anymore.
I know, I know, inserting a jig head into a tube bait is very hard work that should only be left to the professionals.
The other day I was out fishing the kelp and after making a cast, I turn the handle to put the reel in gear as always, but the handle just turns...
From recent experience, it seems Scott isn’t at the helm nearly as often and he tends to have someone else play captain while he helps out on deck.
I’m just kinda bummed that their counts seem to be consistently lower than comparable boats recently. Other than that, I know Scott works really...
Does anyone know if it is any quicker to get a passport card printed? I have a passport, but I’m pretty sure it’s at my house in Arizona which...
Bass, yellows, barracuda, bluefin, sheepshead, and a ghost, all in one trip? I sure wish I could say I’ve done that. Beautiful work!
I think I know what you’re talking about so I’ll give that a try and see what happens. Thank you Tony.
If I didn’t already have one I’d be all over this. Nolan’s killed a lot of big shit on this rig.
I have a fathom that’s been sitting around for a little bit now, haven’t even put line on it yet. Today I picked it up just to screw around with...
Well, Driscoll called yesterday and said they were done, 4 days ahead of schedule. They even cleaned the boat and vacuumed the dog hair out of the...
This was Jared’s old rig right?
Greatest Instagram account of all time.
Just dropped my boat off at Driscoll on Shelter Island yesterday. First time using them, but so far so good.
On a certain half day recently, I took an iron right to the temple... while getting something out of my bag... while leaving America’s Cup Harbor....
Oh geez, I’d be terrified to throw a hookup bait out there, given I’ve seen bay bass straighten those hooks.
Nice job putting the hurt on the...
Darn, if only there was a private website where everyone could share all the juicy details...
Wish my boat was still 20 years old...
Who told you that?:deadhorse
My buddy was on that trip and killed it.
If you were on the PM trip, it was probably me mashing all that chud up. Good workout lol.
Video is t working for me either.
Go to browse and scroll to the bottom.
He’s got 2 long super in depth videos so far with everything you need to know spots-wise. Well worth the $5.
I’m out of town for the week, but I might have to jump on this if nobody else does.
Odd what you guys are saying about getting sick while stopped. I’m the complete opposite.
How does one tell the difference between a male and female?
When and where?
Hope you’re not too fond of that cork tape grip, it’s not gonna look too pretty after fighting a fish for a bit.
Would love to see more pics please.
^^^Billy also gave an awesome seminar on flying the kite last year which I filmed on my old phone. Unfortunately that phone is currently somewhere...
Dave has some great videos on everything you need to know on his website.
Here’s my sardine recipe:
Soak sardines overnight in olive oil, sriracha sauce, rosemary, and salt.
Bake in oven for 30 minutes on 350
That’s awesome to hear. Wish I qualified.
Alrighty, which one of you guys is gonna give us some fish porn and pics of bloody decks?
Fish like yellows tend to have a high prey drive. If they see sometime wiggling all over the place and darting past them, their instincts are...
Billy, so stoked to see you working hard and accomplishing goals. We can’t wait to see ya get that boat all bloody!
Kinda tempting to make the drive north.
No problem at all.
I usually just eat bananas all day.
Posted the link on Instagram so more people will see it. Still praying for ya Jason.
You want the crust off my tuna sandwich?
Damn... crazy what life throws at us. It’s beautiful to see such a loving and supportive BD community here. We’re all praying you get through this...
The trailer video? Sealed the deal for me.
Just joined and spent an hour or two and watched every single video apart from the ones on spots. Lots of great information, especially for those...
What about Tupacs?
Is that going through your guides?
Same exact thing happened to me with the fish in my profile pic. Thanks for the entertaining read!
“Long range captain loses boat after Mexican Federalis discover half a gram under passenger’s bunk”
I’ve always wondered, is there a reason why you’re required to be a smoker in order to become a deckhand? Asking for a friend.:D
So looks like the New Lo An is stepping up their galley tab enforcement procedure a bit.
I’m studying for finals...
Wow... I know I say this for almost all your builds, but I think this ones my favorite so far:drool:
Get a Torium 20, Saltist 40, or Fathom 25N and with that rod it can double as a surface iron rod if needed.
You starting a tackle shop with that display case?
Go on a week day if you can. Show up to the landing early and find Paul the deckhand. Tell him you’ve never caught a tuna and if it’s not a huge...
Paul’s a cool guy. I’d probably be pissing my pants too if 50 people were all screaming at me for a gaff. The last thing you need is a handful of...
Awesome job on the refit. GLWS
Albacore? What’s that?
$15,000 can buy you A LOT of trips on a sport boat.
I’m planning on camping somewhere on Catalina with some friends this July. One thing I’ve always wanted to do was catch a yellow or maybe even a...
I’d probably shorten the braid length or put the top hook directly on the split ring.
I fish the islands alone all the time and I’ve done 2 1.5 day trips to Colonet alone so I don’t see how it’d be any different. Never had to do any...
Amazing rockfishing at the 60 fishing flatfalls in hopes of bluefin. Monster sized reds last fall.
That’s definitely another thing I should probably consider. Especially now that there’s bluefin in the 3/4 day counts haha. I’d probably cry too...
That looks amazing
My new Fathom 40NLD2 came in the mail yesterday so now it’s time to find a rod to put it on. This will mainly be used to fish bluefin on 60 and...
Open it up. It’s possible the little piece that pushes the gears together is out of place. Happened on my Torium after a big fish.
Looks like the Liberty cancelled, probably because of weather. The San Diego is still going from the looks of it but that’s gonna be a full boat.
How much does a pack of Bonine cost?
I’m coaching sailing at CYC mon-fri pretty much all summer long and I was definitely considering doing something fishing related on the weekends....
Who wanna fish Saturday?
Haven’t decided on anything yet because finals are coming up but I’m on the wait list for the Islander trip, though I’ll likely go for something...
Are leatherbacks the ones that occasionally are seen deep into south San Diego Bay?
Taylor got one on the Liberty today[ATTACH]
My favorite has to be a Tady Starman 115 mint and white. Gets bit every time.
My whole body hurts from watching that! Looks super fun though!
If I had to guess, we’ll live to see weed universally legal within the next 5-10 years.
Plenty of groups, clubs, events, etc you can join. As for sharks, absolutely nothing to worry about as long as you’re not hand feeding them...
Definitely a soupfin. Smoothies don’t get nearly that big.
I have my Tranx 500 occasionally clamped on my BTG 90j with the Tiburon clamp but my 400 sits on a cousins 839T.
Used to breed cresties and leopard geckos a while back. Really fun to learn all the genetics of it.
Went with die hard on a shared trip and had lots of fun. Only complaint was that we mainly just trolled all day and that was it. I guess I’m just...
Where the hell am I supposed to put my rods and bleed my fish?
I grew up fishing baitcasters for spotties and LMB so using a Tranx for instance feels a lot more natural to me. They’re nice because you barely...
What would I spool that fathom with? 80lb spectra to 60lb topshot? $200 is hard to beat and I could likely find one used for even cheaper. What...
That last picture is golden.
Yeah that was on my 270-8h. When that pic was taken we were desperately trying to get the fish to turn it’s head. Scott was kept saying “Lower!...
Main thing I need to do in the near future is invest in a heavy 2 speed setup. Don’t really feel like getting my ass whooped on 20lb with my...
Was thinking the same thing, just don’t see a whole lot of 3.5 days advertised.
Looks like I’ll probably just stick with a 3 day on the Vagabond or Chief for now, likely around July or earlier August. If I keep it cheap with a...
Hook it onto a surface iron. It chills out the big yellows and makes them easier to reel in.:jig:
Was also 40 years ago, doubt it was $150-200 like today.
I went fishing in my friend’s pool one time. As I remember it, the fishing was pretty WFO.
If you stick to jetties and piers you don’t need to get a license. Not sure if that’s an option or not since it seems you need fish from various...
What in hell are you doing with 8lb Dacron? Didn’t even know it came that small.
Thanks for all the advice guys. Really appreciate it. Kinda eying that Islander trip as well as the Seeker trip on the Chief right now.
I’m currently 16 and work a few odd jobs throughout the year to support my fishing addiction. I do 3/4 and 1/2 days all the time but at the moment...
Does it come with the guy in the console?
How’d grandson of Ahab get on here?
I have a bayliner!
I think I might have just jizzed my pants.:ashamed:
People seriously check their drags with a scale and do all these crazy calculations???
How many boats are you at now? The first 2320, the Freeman, and now another 2320? Stoked for ya!
A little excessive but Ali’s gotta fund the site somehow.
I have a few travel spinning setups and I usually take one or two whenever I go on a trip somewhere. Yesterday I flew out to Oahu for the week and...
Make all the boats more like the Liberty and we’d be golden
Not sure if anyone has seen yet but recently a lot of sportboats have put up signs about it still being illegal. I agree though, I’d gladly take a...
Still eying Friday. I wanted to get back out today but I’m too exhausted and my freezer is officially to capacity from all the rockfish. Here’s my...
Liberty got cancelled today so I'm currently on the San Diego almost to the rockpile. I've got nothing going on tomorrow so if all else fails I...
Hold on, lemme grab some popcorn for this one...
Plan is to go tomorrow. Only 4 reservations so far though, and I’m one of them. Anyone else wanna go kill some yellows and fill the freezer with...
Well all that gear has seen a spottie or two at one point so I guess it counts.
Oh we’re talking freshwater gear too? In that case add G Loomis, Lews, Quantum, and Pfleuger to the list.
Hmm let’s see...
For reels, I’ve got:
Hoping to get on the Liberty any day this week. Only problem is that there’s no reservations. Anyone else planning on doing a 3/4 day this week?...
Where can I sign up for a charter?
Awesome job on the homeguard!
Winner winner fish for dinner!
Same boat, pun intended.
Yellowfin croaker on a scooby doo rod underneath the bridge in SD bay. Was the maiden voyage for our bayliner.
I wish... go kill some fish for us!
Jeez that kid is brave. Praying everything goes well.
I'll be on Dolphin or Liberty Saturday.
Pics of interior?
It took me a minute before I read the part about the floor mat haha
Looks like one of them yellowtail tunas all them kids be raving about these days
After further investigation, I've determined that that's a fake tuna and this is all a hoax. This video is fake news spread by the Russians on...
That's a funny looking sardine.
Hold on, lemme take off my beer goggles.
Wow that boat is stunning! Let me know when you're ready to sell:p
Salmon or beef jerky, Doritos, and oranges off my trees.
Daaaaammmnnn look at that bug!
I like your rocket launchers on top of the houseLOL
Fisherman's landing is where I've gotten mine in the past.
Yeah, uhh huhuhuh hmmmmm uhhhhh huh
I'd totally use that.
Taro's gotta be the coolest guy in the game. Always fun fishing with him.
That was one long sentence.
My username is @nado_carter
Calstar 270-8h would be my pick.
Ouch... I'd just sit down and cry for a little bit.
I wish... It's a great deal but I don't have 800 to spend on fishing at the moment.
I'm pretty sure there is a bow cam on the Mission Belle filming all the surface iron action. It either belongs to the boat or someone has just...
That's one ugly boat, especially if they have to hide the front of itLOL
I always make sure to put em all on the couch when I get home. I'll turn on a movie, give them some food to snack on, maybe give them some weed to...
Holy fuck jay!
It's a fucking flounder jay!
Holy shit jay we need to get that fucker in the boat jay!
We're gonna be in the fuckin news for...
Praying for you.
That's the best part!
OOOO! OOOOO! ME!
You're on the right track. Far better to kill your limit of rats then to stick a gaff into a big gravid homeguard. Imagine how wide open it would...
Very nice Will!
Sincerely, a fellow member of the John Ho Fan Club:D
Good thing I suck at fishing!
Fairly recent pic from the last time I was out drifting live bait
Find the sand, you'll find the halibut. I'll give you a hint. Outside of SD Bay there's some areas with sand. Drift live bait on a 3 way rig....
If we're going to resurrect this thread, I must add:
After ripping gills or slitting the throat, do a cut on each side right by the tail. It'll...
What a sick little boat:rockin:
90% sure they are but definitely very close to home if the Dolphin got over a hundred by 9:30 this morning.
Thank God they don't have all that bullshit going on down in SD. I'm so glad to not have to deal with numbered spots where you can fish from and...
Alright, well where did they go?LOL
Good old fashion Penn 209. Cheap, simple, easy.
One thing that I've noticed is that usually if I'm going to get seasick, it's at the beginning of the trip. Once I start fishing it begins to go...
I use that for my other rod...
All the other ramps in SD are open, just FYI.
I don't think anyone is telling you not to keep a legal halibut and I'm not quite sure why you're calling them exotic.
Electrical tape or X tube.
Would have never thought of that. You can only use them in Mexico though:D
Yeah I suppose it's a little chilly...
Is there an option to keep the wrap? It would look more cool and official:D
Oh boy, do I love my slipped boat...
Thanks for the report!
He's talking about actual exotic fish that you usually only see in Baja. Halibut are pretty regularly caught in pretty much any inshore area along...
Heading out there later this week. Thanks for the report!
I asked for a Trinidad 20 and TSA got one instead...
Winter is probably the best time of year for bay bass in SD Bay. My favorite this time of year is to fish t-rigged craws around heavy structure...
Such a sick rig!
Still an established corvina, bonefish, and sea turtle population in the back bay. I caught a small jack out of there a few years ago too didn't...
Damn that sucks.
I'd bring a variety of stuff but it seems 20-40lb is the ticket right now.
Haha I learned that same lesson the hard way as well. Looking forward to seeing it completed.
Maybe he just stands in the bait tank and takes a bath as he's driving the boat?
I might have missed it but what do you cruise at?
Ever try ikizukuri?
If you just want to tug on some triggerfish and stuff then I'd say go with light line, small hooks, and cut bait of choice. Otherwise I've fished...
I don't have one but I've fished a friend's before. I personally would stick with the 14 but that's just me.
Wow, that is one beautiful boat! My mouth is watering... Great color choice:drool:
Today I heard that one of my favorite teachers from Freshman year was recently given 6 months to a year before he loses his vision completely due...
Don't you just hate when people "gudge" you for committing a crime?
1. A monster sized yellowfin croaker under the bridge in SD Bay when I was 5ish.
2. That's a tough one since all fishing is fun to me... maybe...
Great, informative video. Thank you!
100% agree. I loved mine so much I got two. No paying for gas or a trailer or anything and you can get something pretty nice for the budget....
Just make a thread in the Fishing Rods and Reels Classifieds forum....
Is Greg the new captain?
I've fished with Fuzzy as well and had lots of fun. My only complaint was that on the way out we were going painfully slow to save gas so our...
X2. If this amazing fishing we have had the past few years is the Global Warming everyone keeps talking about, I'm a happy guy.
If you guys...
No thank you!
I see what you're saying. I knew stuff would be cheaper on the east, but didn't realize one in Florida would be that cheap. The boat isn't going...
You and me both!
I should probably add that it's a family friend whose doing the actual towing who offered to do it as long as we pay gas. I don't really want to...
I can't imagine fishing with a glove on or my thumb all wrapped up. As much as I don't like cutting my thumb, I like feeling my line even more.
It has me constantly paranoid:D
Well here's mine...
I believe around 17,800lbs dry or something around there. Heavy heavy heavy!
The plan is to buy a Blackfin on the East Coast and tow it back to San Diego to fish in 2018. The only problem is we need a roadworthy trailer...
Damn that's a great deal. Tempting...
I must say, I've never experienced this bowsteering that you guys keep bringing up (in my boat). Now driving a friend's Blackman 26, totally...
^^^Highly recommend read for anyone who owns a boat or is considering owning a boat.
There's a boat surveyor named David Pascoe who has a great book on boat quality stuff to be looking for, red flags, brand vs brand, etc.
I think he's saying that Bayliners weren't built for offshore fishing in potentially snotty weather, which is true. It was merely designed as an...
You talking about the New Lo An report from those boys from Flagstaff?
Haha not a cc, I'm looking at either a 32 or 33 flybridge for multi day trips to the islands that I just don't feel comfortable doing out of San...
I've been in both Parkers and Bayliners and fish my Bayliner all the time. For me it's been a great boat for the price, but it pounds just as...
As the owner of a Bayliner, I can totally agree:rofl:
Aluminum hulls are super easy to get for cheap. The outboard is the problem.
X2 definitely not cow cod. Just some real quality rockfish.
Wasn't there a thread similar to this earlier this week?
I highly doubt the Mexican Navy will be waiting at the corner to make sure you don't take a shortcut. If you're not actually fishing in Mexican...
I've got an 839T and absolutely love it. I use it mainly for coltsnipers, light iron, and swimbaits.
Simply amazing! A+ on creativity.
I was fishing yellow power pro last weekend for close to 24 hours of fishing on a 1.5 day and have a big deep cut going down the middle of my...
I was seeing that everywhere.
Wish I could have entered but the twofin bluna were calling my name.
The new Curado has been my primary bay bass reel ever since it came out. Just rinse and lube like any other baitcaster.
I can't see any avitars or pictures and sometimes I'll see random html coding.
I know there's this one website where you can log all your fishing reports as well as look at other people's reports. I think it's called...
Full report posted
Here's the long(very long) awaited report...
For those that are attention impaired with ADD like me who want to hear the short version: I caught...
Ignore the asshats, they're just jealous that you're out killing fish and they're all at home sitting on their ass complaining. Beautiful job!
For anyone wondering, my trip on the Condor was a success!
That is a beautiful boat inside and out.
Good luck out there guys
Perfectly legal as long as you have proof of it being caught in Mexico.
That's the other nice thing, you can just grab a few friends and hang out at the slip if you want. What do you think the HOA would say if they saw...
Sure is nice to just untie your boat and go fishing, rather than screwing around with all the idiots at the launch ramp.
Got a spot on the Condor that they said I could back out of, but I still would rather fish a private boat instead.
Thanks for the awesome story. Getting me all hyped up for this weekend! Looks like a lot of stuff aligned perfectly for this trip to happen.
That was the original plan but I thought it would be cooler to really learn from a private boater. Looks like I'm making reservations this morning...
I'm not an experienced cow fisherman by any means but I'm rather desperate for one. Not sure if you saw my thread or not.
Btw I'm willing to make the drive to Oside or wherever. Doesn't have to be SD.
Regardless of how the fish was released or what pictures are posted of it, that's one hell of a first catch. I'm sure the fish is doing just fine.
Liberty killed it on their last trip.
Haha yeah I'm 16. Hopefully something comes up soon before I miss my opportunity at a fish of a lifetime. I know there's guys headed out, I mean...
Hey guys, my name's Carter, I'm 16, and I'm hoping to take advantage of the awesome BFT fishing going on around SCI currently since I'm still yet...
I spent this day at school...
Thanks for the awesome report!
Thanks for the entertaining report as usual.
Wanna trade for my Bayliner?
Well does it kick?
I've been meaning to do this on my boat forever.
I'm looking at heading to SCI this weekend and I'm in need of a beefier setup since these big bluefin are still there and actively blighting from...
So sick Zach! That "Gladiator" sure is a beauty.
I remember right around this time last year everyone was saying 2017 will be a transition year and fishing will suck. I guess someone forgot to...
My predicition is that we'll have something in between this year's conditions and a full on La Niña. I think the bluefin will stick around for one...
That's one sick little boat!
Congrats on the sale!
Lmao you had us all scared for a second:rofl:
Just throw them in a bucket or open cooler with maybe a wet towel if you want to get fancy. As long as they are still alive when you drop them in...
That sure would be nice.
Name: Carter, 16
Location: San Diego
Availability: Weekends and occasionally weekdays, I just need notice
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I actually got a pretty good deal because I got it via the VIP program with Shimano, but I guess I can use Black Friday as an excuse to buy more...
Just bought the Tranx 400hg on Friday and I'm really glad I went with that instead of a Lexa.
I've got the whole week of Thanksgiving to myself so I'm going out at least once no matter what. None of this NWS bullshit.
I'm still kicking myself for listening to everyone say this weekend would be hell and fishing will suck.
There should definitely be at least 2 more guys that show up. Wish I could go.
Yeah, that would be a terrible idea...[ATTACH]
The trip I canceled on...
Is that a 2 stroke?
Looks way too good to be true.
Good cuz I'm staying homebarf
Alright, boat leaves tomorrow. I get seasick sometimes but still haven't caught a bluefin yet. I already made reservations but they're letting me...
Dude just give it up and move on already:frehya2:
Well shit, I already reserved my spot on a 1.5 for Friday as my last shot at these bluefin (still haven't got one) and I get seasick somewhat...
Might be going on a 1.5 aboard the Liberty on Friday.
Interested in selling individually?
Really appreciate you coming down to SD to give that seminar. I definitely learned a lot about kite fishing and feel a lot more confident about...
Awesome boat there. Looks like a sporty that got hit with a shrink ray.
Alright, so now say that you're on a school of really picky bluefin and the bait isn't amazing and nobody is getting bit. Do you sacrifice...
I don't know why they have China and black croaker listed as alternate names. That's a completely different fish. Main difference is the colors....
Ok guys, let the debates begin... Say you need to flyline a sardine. Do you reach for a circle hook with a ring on it, one without, or do you use...
Never really thought about it like that. I'm sure a yellowtail would much rather be bled out than slowly get torn apart by a sea lion.
Wish I saw this earlier... Someone got an awesome deal!
Do they at least take all the ones with the red noses?
Sure wish my dad would have taken me to catch cows when I was 8. I would gladly take a fish like that in exchange for hours and hours of dry gagging.
My neighbor has the same boat. Super sick fishing platform. GLWS.
The boat was definitely overloaded way over the recommended weight capacity. You can see there's that big white thing in the bow, possibly a tank...
If they want to safely release a few scoops into my bait tank, I promise I'll gladly set them free under a kelp paddy into their natural habitat,...
I've always just bought food and drinks in the galley but I'm kinda curious about something... is BYOB allowed on most boats?
It's not that additional costs are any surprise to me, but it's false advertising IMO for people new to sport boats and shit adds up quick.
That gets annoying quick. I hate getting on a boat thinking "alright it's only $150" and then by the end of the trip I come home with another 150+...
You've been a member since 2004 and that's your first post?
Those lizardfish make terrible bait, just FYI. Don't even waste your time...
Happened on the Liberty with me deckhands were trying to juggle a loaded boat with everyone going bendo. When we got to the dock a few of my fish...
When shit goes WFO it's pretty common for fish to get lost. It's not the deckhands stealing your fish, they've got plenty at home already....
Beautiful. Way to kill the skunk!
Totally agree. Liberty is pretty top notch as far as 3/4 day boats go.
A friend of mine is practically giving this one away:
I have no idea what the hell a white tuna is but it sure is good when I order it.
Good thing I'm skinny! I'll probably go with Mustang then for tomorrow night unless something else pops up.
Hey guys, trying to decide on a trip for this weekend. Saw the Mustang was open for an overnight. Haven't really heard anything about the boat at...
At least they tried to be specific. Most places you go it's just labeled "fish" or sometimes you get "seabass." Not sure if that's a BSB, WSB, a...
What do you guys use these little Trinidads and Toriums for? Schoolie tuna?
Basically the boat has like 10 or so nets, they set them up around the mouth of the bay, and then they get a rotation going. Basically when they...
You know it's bad when you still go on open party boats regularly when you have a 28ft boat a all to yourself. Can't wait to get rid of it.:rofl:
I'll bid at $302
Okay, so I'm currently in the market for a new boat and I'm looking at driving one over from the right coast. I have my eye on a blackfin 32...
Way to kill it out there! Looks like tons of fun, very jealous.Gave you a follow on Instagram.
So you're talking putting a hot tub in your boat? Am I understanding this correctly???
Only if you can piss from 12 feet away from the toilet. Otherwise you'll be a newbie forever.
That'll be so sick.
If you just want triggerfish, wrasse and stuff, a small hook, some shrimp or squid, and maybe a bobber if you're feeling fancy is really all you need.
You could daisy chain it into maybe a 75 foot rope and then let the daisy chain do its magic, or you could just find somewhere shallower.
Me just trying to understand what the hell is going on:
That house looks great!
I broke a calstar recently and I just went to where I bought it and they shipped it back and then calstar sent me a new one in the mail. Just had...
Wow that's a clean boat!
I've found that when I get seasick, it instantly goes away the moment my rod starts to bend and from there I'm cured for the rest of the trip. The...
Dang, I went to school for my 13th birthday!
If you can spot a paddy or a small boil on the surface in a decent amount of a chop, you'd definitely be able to see a vessel in distress shooting...
Thanks for the great report
Congrats on the sweet rig!
Check out the piscifun reels. They're actually pretty damn good for the price.
What gear ratio would you use for throwing plastics at spotties and calicoes?
Amadeo does some great art.
What's even more ballsy is stealing a rod with the owner's name epoxied on it.
Neither, get a calstar or something.
You mean 22'? I don't thing Grady made a 32 cc and 22 seems about right from the pics.
Reasoning for this crappy legislation?
Ali, have you had any issues with staining or the stuff getting chewed up at all? I've heard a few people say dropping your dykes or having a...
Looks like a goldfish to me.
We're currently looking into shipping a blackfin 29 to the west coast. Any vague estimation on what it would cost to put seadek on it? I don't...
I like how they just kinda stuffed the POS into the bushes.
Might also be a 115. I just picked up a dozen really nice 112s and 115s yesterday and they swim perfectly.
"This is the FBI, come out with your hands where we can see them!"
Thanks for the pirated version of the fight! I went out...
Saw a whitey chowing down on a dog maybe a mile off Silver Strand today.
Wow... poor guy needs some help.
I like the dodger on it. Must keep the ride much drier.
You guys are making me feel a lot better about myself... I still get the "don't you already have a fishing rod?" treatment from various females in...
So glad to hear the eclipse is under new ownership.
Probably better to keep the smaller ones that have good meat than to keep a giant one that tastes like shit that probably will end up in the trash.
Need to come fish with you guys sometime soon.
Still better mechanics than half the guys I've worked with.
The saying the deckhands chant when rent rods don't know where to put a bait in...
"If the wind's in your face, you're in the right place"
Must not be in the right place.
That's gonna be cool for sure.
Yeah it's the express. I've got the same one. Lots of boat for the money. It's actually a great boat despite the small cockpit.[ATTACH]
Oh well, more fish for me!
They didn't have a radio I'm guessing?
Just saying, The 28' Contessa Command Bridge is a completely different boat.
You do realize that is most definitely not a command bridge, right?
Someone take this kid fishing!
Might want to look into having one shipped from the East Coast. There's plenty of Blackfins for sale out there and for good prices too.
X2 on the Tiara. If you want to go smaller and closer to budget, go for a Tiara Pursuit. I just don't know about trailerable boats that still have...
This took an interesting turn...
Wow... 7 hours is just insane. Sounds like you learned your lesson on always being prepared with various rods. How much do you think it weighed?
Yup, everyone on the boat, regardless of if they are fishing or not.
Party on Wayne!
I know someone who recently got a 177 surf skiff and loves it. I checked it out but never fished it. I'd say you might want to look into hobie...
Hell yeah dude!
Bump for a super sick rig
That probably explains why it hasn't been used in a while. I think I'll give the number a call and see what I'm getting myself into. At least I've...
So what do I need to educate myself on in order to operate a boat with a low transom? Just take my time when easing the throttle?
I have a feeling if I went for it I would end up doing some kind of modification to the transom. I'd think that would get really annoying pretty...
If only I could find a 4 stroke that didn't cost me an arm and a leg...
Probably would need a repower if I plan on making it past Pt. Loma:D
Is that a 2stroke on there?
I'm really hoping not. As a broke teenager with zero money, that would be awesome if this is legit.
Came across this tonight. Anyone know what this boat would...
Using 11 guides on this rod. I've got some time tonight to put in some work so I guess I'll do a static test and see how it goes.
That's gotta be the best report I've seen in a while. Laughed my ass off the entire time. Way to kill em!
That looks like it's got a ton of potential. What are you asking? Just curious because I rarely ever see guardians pop up. Might be in the market...
So sick! Thanks for the report
Well, there's one guy that could prepare him for the fight, but unfortunately his name is Floyd.
I'm currently doing a Calstar 90j and I have all the guides wrapped on. Before I start putting epoxy on it though, I want to make sure the guides...
Looks like a success to me!
I'm saving my money and going fishing instead.
Haha that little rig is awesome! You plan on doing more builds like this?
Still for sale?
That's gotta be the best looking Whaler I've seen in a long time.
Wondering the same thing. I've got a boat I'd like to take there, but every time I try to figure out the requirements I get conflicting info.
One is yellow and the other isn't:D
Ugh if only I had the money...
So sick! Were they line shy at all due to all the bait around?
Dammit looks like the boats are gonna be loaded when I go out this weekend...
I've currently got a freezer full of dorado fillets among other things and there's so much that I don't know what to do with it all. It's just one...
Sounds terrible, I hate when I actually catch fish!:supergay:
X2 on going down to San Diego. Just do a 3/4 day on the Liberty out of Fishermans Landing or you can book a longer charter with them as well....
Chupacabra or some shit
Any pics of the new rig?:D
I would assume you want a good amount of weight to get it down there. The thought of using a yellowtail or tuna as bait is just insane.
Sun bum spray for the body, Zinka for the face, and a giant hat always helps too.
You'd see me crying like a little baby if I lost some expensive setups to a damn kite. I can just picture the horror in my head of watching a...
Holy shit those things are huge. Thanks for sharing such an awesome video. Anyone know what kind of Boston that mothership is? Rivera?
That's a beautiful boat for sure! I'd love to see some cockpit and engine room pics for sure. Any stats on fuel range, efficiency, cruise speed,...
They got a couple 100+ bluefin the other day. Taro was saying on ig that it's mixed schoolies with big guys eating flatfalls underneath.
At the 9? Isn't it too deep there? Regardless, nice job on the quality reds.
Thanks for the report. On a side note, that blue Tiara next to you, is that Fan-Sea Nan-Sea by any chance? I've got a neighbor who was selling his...
Sounds like a good deal to me! We're getting ready to upgrade this summer, not quite yet though.
Chula Vista is open and they're always empty, but you probably don't want to do that. I would probably take your chances with Dana and go early....
I just wish the half days would at least try to encourage people to release their fish instead of just asking what your sack number is. In the...
Wow, very nicely done. What's you're Instagram?
Liberty for sure. However I've also been on the San Diego and that's a good boat as well. Liberty has bunks though. Offshore is always a gamble,...
It's sad this even has to be discussed.
Say, I think that same picture is on the wall at Mitches.
You can get Oprah at Mitch's in San Diego. I had the tacos and also have had just a grilled fillet it it's really great meat. Good restaurant btw.
Liberty all the way. Taro is a great captain and knows how to find the fish. All the deckhands work really hard and are always helping out. It's a...
That's an awesome little boat. Are you the one who runs that Point Arguello Yacht Club account on Instagram?
I'm not quite in the position to start seriously looking at boats until I get mine sold later this summer but was just curious what this one would...
I love that gelcoat!
I think it says something about this on the stickied thread in this section of the forum. I personally don't care because I'm just as guilty of...
How much is it listed for? The CL ad expired.
Those RIB can handle anything. The question is whether you know what you're doing or not. I work as a sailing instructor in the summer and I...
Wow, what a crazy story. Your mom must be really proud of you. That's quite the restoration.
I might be interested once I get my boat sold sometime this summer. Hopefully it doesn't take me a year:rofl:
That's one awesome boat. Very nice.
Holy shit those are huge!
I'm in the same boat (pun intended). It's definitely an awesome boat, the perfect fishing platform for SoCal, but I'm in no position to sell my...
I was out on the Liberty on Thursday and came home empty handed thanks to people not following their lines and people using braid. A guy got...
Just seeing this now, and WOW!! You guys lucked out on finding that floater. I was kinda bummed that we only got to fish for MAYBE an hour, but...
Yeah Fuzzy's the only Hawaiian native born and raised running out of there. All the other captains in Maui are from the mainland, mostly...
Yup, went with Fuzzy and Sam. We went wayyyy out to a secret spot, and it took about 4 hours to get there, and we fished frozen mackerel for...
Just went yesterday, in case you are wondering how it went, I'll just leave you a few pictures...[ATTACH]
I as well am headed to Lahaina and was looking into Die Hard... What day are you booking for, and are you doing a shared trip? I'm looking into...
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