Count me in too. I don't mind paying a little extra to avoid cattle boats.
7’ for my YoYo needs.
This may be a long shoot but looking to trade for UC RUS 76 HP. See images below, reel not included.
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Get the Black Diamond. Personal preference on the model.
808: mainly bait
809: bait/lite irons.
Fished both abyss and black diamond. Sold the abyss and never looked back. Black Diamond 808 for 20/25# and 809 for 30/40#. Good luck!
I use a Phenix BD 808 with a comparable reel.
Yep. I picked one up this afternoon. Thanks!
Nice! Picked up a fathom 12.
Less weight for the bait to pull.
All my circle hooks are non-ring Mustad Demon Perfect Circle 3x.
1: 65# braid to 40#/50#: rod 20-60 rating
2: 80# braid to 50#/40#: rod 30-80 rating
I have both 808/809.
Thanks for the insights. What reel did you pair with your Predator & Centaur?
Picking up a Makaira in a few days and undecided which rod to pair it with. This will be my heaviest setup and focused on 60#/80# bait/flat falls...
Can’t wait! Biggest setup I have is a 60# with drag set at 20#. Should be good fish up to 100ish.
Fathom 40nld2 and Phenix Axis 720xxh
Go to SD.
What’s the word in getting bit and why so many casualties?
Used not abused. Pm me.
Or trade new Phenix Axis 720xxh plus cash depending on condition.
Now a days I’m using a 90j + fathom 25n 40#.
dedicated my 800m for 30# bait and I wanted a glass 9’ jig stick.
I have my reel paired to a Phenix Axis 720xxh.
:(Long range trip.
Just need my kids to get s little older ...
Then when you’re able to purchase another setup either 9ft jig or 20# bait setup.
Outt of curiosity what’s your favorite style of fishing? This season I’m hoping to catch my first fish on the surface iron. >:(
RIP. I lost a close fishing buddy a few months ago.
Life is short...
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Thanks for the information. Leaning towards a used truck 3/4ton gas.
Any idea of the avg fully loaded boat weight?
For the boats listed, should I just look at Dodge Ram 2500 4x4 gas.
**I did look up at used Ram 2500 4x4, I can pick one up for $35-$45k below...
Truck will be my daily driver. I work 5 miles away from my home. I’ll be selling my daily driver to help with down payment.
Truck will be new...
I agree with the specs. An alternative I was thinking was biting the bullet and buying a Ram 2500 Cummings Diesel. Since it has a higher price...
30 miles. Hopefully for the rest of my life. Not sure yet, since I bearly received approval from my wife to purchase a boat/truck.
2019 RAM 1500 LARAMIE 4X4
5.7-Liter V8 HEMI® MDS VVT eTorque Engine
Planning on picking up Parker 2320 or defiance 220 admiral.
Would this truck...
Now winter is over thanks for the insights! Made it to Mammoth Mt and multiple trips to Big Bear with my FWD/chains.
Rod rating 40-100. sweet spot 60, allows 50/60/80 top shot changes.
+1 on the 12” Xtratufs.
Penn Int 16 or Okuma Mak 16 :p
Price. I may pick up a calstar 775h then decide which one to keep.
I have my 40nld2 paired to a Phenix Axis 720xxh for 60#. I was torn between Calstar 775H and Axis 720xxh.
I got 400 yards to allow a short 80# topshot
I only go on this boat when the RVSPs are low. If I’m not on this boat, I’m on a boat from SD or Ventura Boat. Crowd seems to be better when price...
+1 on 80# braid.
12: 20# bait
25n: 30# bait
25n: straight 40# mono for surface iron
25nld2: 40# bait/FF/YoYo/dropper loop
40nld2: 60# bait/FF/YoYo/dropper loop...
Phenix Black Diamond 808 or calstar 800l for 20/25#.
Go down to SD or Ventura. I try to avoid la boats unless it’s limited load.
Used Trek Dialed 12” kids bike. Upgrading my son to a trek 16” bike.
Asking $100 obo
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Regarding snow tires, do you rotate for the winter season or every time you head to the snow?
If I keep my fwd car and get snow tires, I’m...
You guys nailed it. Yes I’m primarily going to Big Bear, but may make a trip to Lake Tahoe/Mammoth MT. I didn’t realize there was a difference...
Thanks for the feedback. I was actually looking at the Toyota 4runners TRD off-road. I’ll keep my current car for now.
Anyone drives in the snow with a FWD? I’m thinking of trading my FWD or a 4x4 SUV.
This is my exact setup for flat fall.
Fathom 40nld2 paired with axis 720xxh.
I’ll pass. Looking for 12. Thanks though.
Found a 25n. Still looking for a 12 star drag.
found both reels! Thanks.
Any pelagic fish caught on up to 1.5 overnight trips. I have heavier setups covered, trying something different other than my penn fathom reels.
Picked up an Avet MXJ (non-raptor) and torn between setting up as 20# or 30#. Which leads to my question, which Avet (SXJ or JX) should I get as a...
I agree. I keep finding myself looking / purchasing other reels. But I keep coming back to the fathom line up.
12 star drag: 20# bait
25n star drag: multi purpose and very versatile!! (I have 2 one for bait and surface iron.) 30#/40# bait or 30#/40#...
Pm for mxj
Penn Int 16vsx
Penn Int 16visx
Okuma Makaira 16
How much? Texted you.
Lol. Similar recommendations!
20# bait: Calstar 270-8 Penn Fathom 15
30# bait: Calstar 800m Penn fathom 25n
40# YoYo/Jig/bait: Calstar 700h Penn fathom 25nld2
Penn International 16visx.
Looking to building my first rod!! However the next mudhole.com rod building class is June 2019! Is there anything I can do before the class?...
Great 40/50# rod! Good luck with the sale!
Thanks guys! I’ve been toying with the idea of bumping up my fathom 15 for back up 30# and replacing with a bait caster reel for 20# duty. Just a...
Anyone use a penn fathom 15 as your 30# setup?
**My main 30# is a 25n and this will be a back up for smaller jigs/colt snipers?
15: 50# braid to the brim for flouro leader (my 20/25 setup). Drag @7#.
40n: 80# braid I got 400 yards to 80# mono topshot allows 50/60/80...
+1 on the fathom 25nld2. I have the same exact setup for #40!
65# braid to 40# mono top shot. Drag strike @12.
Bait (40# flouro...
Go to SD. Last time I check the 3 boats below are running Tuesday (if there’s enough rsvp)
Grande - HM (they have bunks :-))
San Diego - Seaforth...
Adding a calstar 690j! Nice surface iron setup. Pictures up.
open to trade 690j for 90j.
:rockin:getting my early Christmas gift here.
40 fathom: 80# braid 400 yards to short 80# top shot. Drag strike set @20# so I can drop down 60# leader. Paired with a phenix xh (30-80) recently...
Thanks! Open to offers.
What size ?
Veterans Day bump.
9’ non glass jig stick paired with Lexa 400hd or Tranx 400 :confused:
Calstar 690j: ROD SOLD
Daiwa Sealine 40-HV 4.9:1 gear ratio. (No box) Spooled with 40# big game: REEL SOLD
Asking $175 for setup.
Open to trade...
Polarized! Reduces glare
7-8 ft rod with 30-80 rating (more 50#)
7-8 ft rod with 40-100 rating (more 60#)
2 speed reel that can hold 400 yds of 80# braided line....
LOLLOL I’m in the same boat till Oct.
How much? :D
Phenix Black Diamond 700xh
Phenix Axis 720xxh
Penn Fathom 40nld2
Penn Fathom 25n
Fathom. I tried the Sealine and I hate their handles.
I have a similar tackle bag. They’re good for your intended purpose.
However lately I’ve been eyeing the Okuma Nomad Rolling bags with rod...
Native sun. Never been in the spitfire.
40# surface iron
how much for just the reel shipped?
Nice. I need a fathom
Any penn fathoms?
25nld2 - 65# braid to 40#
What crimp brand/sizes are you using for 130# and 200# mono?
Aww man. RIP.
Yep! You want the one in the middle!
Any rod rating 25-60 for 40# or 30-80 for 50#. Both suitable for 40/50. A lot of options for this line rating.
I personally would look into Phenix...
Good luck. You’ll find it eventually!
His books are listed below.
Southern California Angler - not in production
Getting Bit - available at Turners’s/Amazon
Local Angler - available at...
great reel. I run 65# braid to 40# topshot.
You son is right. Lol. I had a Lexa 300 that I used for 20#.
Braid 50# to short 20#
Look in to lax Lot C. It’s like $15 per day. They have shuttles from parking lot to lax. I park there all the time when traveling....
Your leader mono or flouro?
Calstar GFGTR 700m
Phenix PSW 700h
Open to offers.
or trade for black avet mxj plus cash on my end.
I have a black one if your interested
Tomahawk: you have to go to their website. I spoke with them last weekend because I couldn’t find any information on Seaforths website. Good luck!...
Go with the 800m. Deadly combination fathom 25n and 800m solid 30# setup!!!
Do you store them in the garage?
nice! what setups are you taking?
Sold as is. See pictures below.
GoPro Hero 3 white
waterproof case (small crack on waterproof case)
1 32g micro sd
1 GoPro battery
Ttt. Let’s get this sold or traded!!!!
Nice! Picked up a keurig.
Great report!! Can’t wait to book a trip on this boat.
+1. I have the 690j
Improved clinch knot - hooks & jigs
Albright knot - mono to flouro
I started with a 800m and now using a 690j.
I agree with the recommendations above, you can’t go wrong with either the 690j or 90j.
Penn fathom 40nld2//50#
Big game here.
Follow up question:
If I butt hook a sardine, will they go that deep or do I need to add a sliding sinker?
What's your go to flat fall color & weight?
While on the boat, how do you determine which flat fall weight to use? Thanks in advance!
What Southbaykiller said! He’s helped with my arsenal upgrade.
I had a smiler setup to yours. Now my heaviest setup is Phenix PSW700XH 30-80#//Fathom 40nld2. 80 braid to 40/50/60 topshot, if needed. Not a true...
Will a psw700xh work?
Daiwa Sealine 20sha.
Is it double or triple your line weight?
Does the San Diego have bunks?
May - Nov.
Hey guys I’m planning a 3/4 or full day trip out of either H&M, Fisherman’s, and Seaforth. It’s my first time fishing out of SD. Which boat and...
I use improved clinch knot to connnect my sinkers.
Use them! Keep them in a different tackle box if you want to separate your new/used. Use mend it for torn up swimbaits.
I leave them stock. I use the 15 for live bait and 25n for surface irons.
Bunks for 3/4 to full day boats.
For what you want 20/25 I would keep the 15.
If you want 30# I would go 25n.
I have both and I prefer the 15 for my 20# setup.
Braid 65# + 40# mono top shot. Gives you option to 5' 30/40 flouro leader.
Straight braid 65# + 5' 30/40 flouro leader.
What’s the rod rating ?
Johnnys tackle in Pasadena
Wils tackle in Monrovia
*bass pro shop when I receive gift cards
no longer for sale.
any fishing clubs in the sgv area?
That’s a nice collection.
No longer looking.
Do these techniques work for Channel Islands? I’m going in a few days and trying to catch my first lingcod/sheepshead.
Setup 1: 12 oz...
I used a Calstar GFGTR 700m before switching to Phenix psw700h.
Both paired with a fathom 25n2speed.
Boiled eggs/ pnj sandwiches/ beef jerky/ chips/ Gatorade/ candy.
80# braided line 400yrds
50# mono top shot 50 yrds
Phenix psw700xh 50#/40# setup. Drag strike at 12#s.
Hoping this will catch fish up to 100#...
Sorry trying to sell or trade for psw809h.
I had a calstar 870wc that I used as my 30. Easy to throw a bait, but sold it for a 800m. Sold the 800m(regret selling it) and now have a phenix...
Looks good. Like the fact they changed the handle. Hated the older ones.
Thank you sir!
Name: Larry B
Availability: Saturdays (need a week notice)
Contact Info: PM
Bio: Going in to...
Wednesday bump. Let’s grt this rod sold or traded.
+1. I would look in to the Calstar 690j or 90j. Both rods are deckhand, so you have to buy a clamp for your intended reel.
I'm relatively new to...
San Gabriel Valley
Straight mono here.
LDC production xh with Lexa 300.
Budget: Okuma guide select 7’11 xh with Shimano Cardiff 300.
$225 obo see pictures.
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Bait: Calstar 270-8
Surface: Calstar 690j
Yo-yo: Phenix 700xh
It’s for both buyers/sellers.
Oh I’m not selling. If your looking to buy, you posted in the wrong thread.
Good reel for the $. I have 2.
25nld2 - 40#
40nld2 - 50#
My 40# setup
40# live bait - Phenix PSW 700h
40# Surface iron - Calstar 690j
Recently picked a Phenix psw700xh for yoyo.
Do you use a permanent marker for your initials?
This season I plan on using yellow zip ties on the first guide.
PMd for XH
Either. I had saltist bg 30 on a 800m, before switching to Penn fathom 25n. My dad has a Sealine 20sha on a sabre rod.
Calstar 800m with penn fathom 25n.
50# braid 30# top shop.
Bump. PayPal ready.
:( Started fishing late 2016.
Last bump for 2017
Found a Phenix psw 700xh
sent you a text
What type of irons/jigs?
calstar 270-8 paired with penn fathom 15
Dropper loop or jigging?
Anyone rock fish with a 9ft rod or should i just leave it at home? Thx
Penn Fathom & Calstar fan boy :(
Not Catalina Island.
What are you using for recording videos? Gopro..chest or hard harness...basic point and shoot...cell phone..etc.
For what your looking for, the Daiwa Lexa 100 fits the bill. If you can find them used.
anyone fishing the black pearl this Saturday?
4 setups here:
20# - Phenix PSW 808mh & Penn Fathom 15 (live bait)
40# - Calstar 690j & Penn Fathom 25n (surface iron)
30# - Phenix PSW 809h &...
Setup #1...did you type 880l as an error for 800l?
Pmd on 800l
I have a 25n 2 speed paired with a 700m.
Phenix abyss 808// Penn fathom 15
Thanks. Do you guys use it for live bait//surface irons?
I just picked up a phenix abyss 808 and wondering if its better suited as a 20# or 30# setup.
i use a lexa 300
will you ship?
Thanks! Going to reach out to the seller. Exactly what I'm looking for.
CALSTAR GFDH-800L - Factory or Custom whichever is cheaper.
Daiwa Saltist 20bg
Penn Fathom 12/15
Thanks guys. Decided to pick up some terminal tackle / irons.
I'm good on the offer. I have a gift card I'm trying to unload. lol.. came across the idea of picking up a Jigmaster.
Anyone still using a Penn Jigmaster 500? If so what rod/line do you use? Thinking of picking one up.
My current setup. Hope this helps.
30# Calstar GFGR-800m Saltist 30 50lb braid top with 30lb mono
40# Calstar GFGR-700M Fathom 25n 2 Speed 65lb...
My penn fathom 25n 2 speed is paired with 65# power pro.
I had a calstar 870 as my #30. sold it and picked up a 800m paired with a daiwa saltist 30.
Purchased reel last month, but decided to go with a different setup. Pretty much new.
Lexa 300 spooled with 20# big game.
Anyhow planning on getting a 3rd setup 40#/50# at the upcoming Fred Hall show.
Hoping to pick up a Calstar 665H/700MH/700H paired...
All good fellas.
Appreciate the positive feedbacks.
Appreciate the positive feedback.
Yes. My main rod is a calstar 870 this bass rod 20# setup, will be use when the fish are line shy.
Thanks. I'm good for 20# & 30#. any other recommendations for 3/4 day - overnight trips?
Main setup: Calstar 870//Daiwa Saltist 30 50braid# and top shot with 30#. Brining the 20# bass rod if fish are line shy and finicky.
Is this bass rod ok for 20# setup? I'm pairing with a Lexa 300 40# braid and top shot with 20#? See specs below.
Shimano Rod 7'2'' Heavy Fast...
Cool thanks. I've been to that tackle shop a few times. Next time I'll definitely look for the book.
Do you have any wc270-c?
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