October huh...... hmmmm.
Good lord Jamie! Some brutes in there!
Headed to BC in two weeks, still trying to figure out the dates for September for Montana....maybe I’ll go...
Will do! I'll let you know when I get the dates locked in. Right now I'm looking at the week of September 8th - 14th.
Thanks Glenn! Much appreciated!
A few more....
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Been a good while since I’ve posted on here. I’ve been completely sucked into the fly fishing vortex. Rods, reels, and the craziness of tying has...
Perfect timing to read these reports! I was actually talking to Jamie today about going to Missoula at the end of August or early September. Hope...
That’s a real one! Nice work!
Awesome Jamie! I gotta put this on my list!
BC this August and Alaska next August. Silver salmon on topwater flies. :D
Another vote for Mustang Survival inflatable pfd’s.
We have multiples on the boat and just re-armed them. It’s an open center console, with the...
Wow! That’s a beast!
Wow! Just incredible Jamie! This is definitely going on my list of trips. So glad the flies worked out for you. Pretty fun not really knowing how...
Nice to see those little bass still in there. When I was a kid we used to catch TONS. Haven’t been to Shaver in probably 15 years or so. For some...
Late night shenanigans....just to see if I could get close.
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Hmmmm.....maybe? It would be fun to try to tie something like that. Stand by....:D
Thanks man! Been fun playing with the camera settings.
Thanks Jamie! Appreciate the kind words. When I can’t get out on the water, I’m tying. Gives my motor mind something to do. I’m headed to...
Been on an articulated / baitfish pattern kick lately....getting better and learning more with each tie.
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Since my trip to Redding and the McCloud in 2 weeks just got canned due to the fire (hoping for the best for everyone) it opens up my...
Damn Danny! You guys are on fire! I was there last week and fished Corbetena with Danny G. para nada. Conditions looked good and the chorras were...
Wow! Killer trip. Thanks for the report.
Hey, sorry for the late response.
I'd be all over it but I've already booked a charter with my brother and my Pops. Taking the old man out to...
Headed there in 2 weeks. Never been. Let us know how you do!
Nice fish! Agreed, Shawn and crew are class acts.
This thread is awesome....:D
The above three posts are dead on. I have a Ranger bay boat and had bait issues until I swapped it for a 50gal Blue Water. The “live wells” with...
Pulling this off the new little skiff I bought, nothing wrong with it at all. Works fine, I'm just swapping to a unit that is similar...
Word...been doing the same. More parabolic stuff in the quiver than ever. Much happier hanging a good one on my 690J than on the XHJ.
Oh believe me....if I was in your position with a place in a warmer climate in the winter, it would be a no brainer. Montana was one of those...
That’s classic! LOL
I asked one of my guides last year how winter was, he said, “I have no idea, I get the hell out of here in October and guide...
Sounds awesome Jamie! Lots of adventures lined up for you.
Called up to the Fly Shop, seem like great people and they are going to give me some...
Fire sale homeboy?
Damn you guys....:shake:
No Montana for me this year....work is getting in the way. So bummed. I may sneak in a trip but the likely hood is slim....
Thanks for the report! Sounds like a fun day!
Same. I tried a few cases but the best ones were ones I made. ABS with an end cap, and a screw cap in the other end. Used hose clamps and 1 1/2”...
I’m all about it!!
Sent you an email on the website. Is that the best way to set up the trip?
Looks like an incredible trip! Finally headed to the mainland to fish with you guys in July. Fished Baja a ton, but never the mainland. This is...
Wait......so you actually get my texts when I’m out there? :D
@Jason Seriously though, does it work like the InReach for SOS and stuff or is it...
I’m sure it is, but that’s exactly when I don’t want to hear the damn thing. LOL
I hear that....but it’s kind of nice to not have a signal sometimes. :D
Nice! I’ll check it out.
Got it. Makes sense.
I’m liking the fact that I can keep it on me in case of a fall overboard. I would need my bay boat to turtle or sink unless...
Are you saying in addition to an EPIRB, or in place of? I’m using a PLB that I keep on me at all times when I’m on the boat. I was going to get an...
Been Euro Nymphing myself.....insanely effective!
Thanks Carlos! It’s like a small pontoon but way more versatile. Once I actually saw it, I knew it was the right boat. Pictures don’t do it...
Update - Found the one!
Picked her up this AM. 17’ (with an 8’ beam!) Triumph skiff, only 140 hours on the Yamaha and just pristine. Sounds like...
Good call. Great area....Rancho Leonero is about 15min away from Los Barilles and is more secluded, you'll have a few miles of beach to yourself...
Before my time and for sure could be done back when men were men....but I think the win ratio was a bit lopsided.
That entire stretch from Cabo up to La Paz is legit. If you really want to catch a rooster to get on the board, do it from a panga that will chum...
I'd be looking at a minimum at a Tac 20II or a Makaira 16.....at least for that class of fish. Bigger is better. Light drag is a recipe for a long...
Yep! Have one of those too. Legit 1pc popper rod for us locally.
Can handle most anything around here...too light for a cow IMO, but has killed...
Few more in my spare time.
Match the hatch Bluegill
Trying a new weedless Dragon Tail....things kick like crazy.
Just a 5...
The Ghost Hunter 150 is legit for the price. Can’t go wrong with it.
Those are all great ideas! Thank you for your offer Carlos, much appreciated!
His geneticist at UCLA, actually doesn't know what he has. We know...
Yup. Definitely a scam. I figured it was but called anyway. Ended up email only and the boat was unavailable to view but they were happy to ship...
Very, very cool of you to offer, I dig the BD community! Much appreciated!
Yes, I’ve owned one before, actually a 14’ Mirrocraft,...
Awesome Carlos! That looks like what I’m thinking of. Thank you, I’ll take a look!
Looking for a small 14-16' aluminum skiff or similar to get my special needs son out on the water with me.
I want to get this tagged...
Wonder what happened to capsize a 25 footer?
I’m guessing that they were in tight, since they were able to swim to the island?
Glad they are...
Actually, the crazy thing was that we didn’t catch a single fish on the indicator rig. It was all a strip bite, which was surprising because...
Thanks Ray! I’m really getting into the tying part. Gives me something to do between trips. I needed to fill my time since all my conventional...
Just got back from a trip to Pyramid Lake. 5 days, 1300 miles on the Super Duty, and an epic adventure.
I’ve been prepping for a while and have...
Yup. For a tenth of the price. Ask me how I know.
Sub-Walks get bit for sure, but tuna are gay. :gay:
Thanks Jamie!! I can’t wait to go back. Definitely need to explore more up there. Such a beautiful place.
You absolutely did....and I gleefully dove in. I’m a full blown junkie.
I’m just addicted to this whole fly game you introduced me to.
Yup! Almost there!
Thank you! I really enjoy the nymphs, small intricate work that I have to really focus on. I tend to have a...
Ok Jamie. I’m sold. We need to have a chat ASAP.
I haven’t decided on where I’m heading next but this has definitely pegged my interest meter....
Good to know. I will look him up!
Yup, that’s what I hear. It definitely looks like an interesting fishery. Those Cutts are massive!
Thanks! Much appreciated!
Thanks! I’ve been practicing.....ALOT!
Been a while....so far the fly fishing fever hasn’t relented. A few of my latest ties just for fun. Next is prepping for Pyramid towards the end...
What’s up Ernie!
I’ve used the Frog Toggs and they are legit. On my own boat, I’ve been waiting for the end of the year sales and have been...
Some nice quality lings right there!
Yup, bigger is better if the hull can handle it.
I have a 48gal Bluewater tank on my 24 footer....holds 2 scoops all day with zero problems. Plenty of bait for us so far.
Awesome report Cory!
Great report and beautiful pics!!
Gives me the itch to head up soon! Planning on Bridgeport for a week at the end of October.
Yes it is! Can't wait to go back.
Thank you, definitely put it on your list.
Thanks! Only saw a fraction of what's available there. Hoping to...
Very cool! Thanks!
Thanks Larry and absolutely! We'd love to meet you guys as well. We should plan something soon!
Thanks again for all your help, you had me...
No joke! I'm 7 rods and reels (and a ton more lines) deep this past year. I could replace my entire conventional quiver in one fell swoop...
Listen to the man.....it's a trap. :D
Funny you should ask. I literally just put it in its case and shelved it. Not gone, still available.
Great pictures! Looks amazing!
Thanks Curtis, I feel pretty blessed to have the opportunities that I do. This sport is so addictive. I've already called a few buddies and am...
This is really just spectacle, I'm more excited for GGG/Canelo.
That being said, I'll probably BBQ and drink a few beers while watching a boring...
Thanks! Bozeman is perfect for a base camp. Something for everyone in town and you can hit a ton of water within an hour or two.
Thanks Bill! My shoulder is fine but my fingers definitely have tendinitis after typing all of that. LOL
She did half jokingly ask for her own stuff! It's actually pretty cool, maybe I get to go on more trips. :D
Yeah, whitefish keep it interesting. And I'm going to have to talk to the office about that work day.....killed my buzz for sure!...
Thanks guys, quite the adventure!
Thanks! No bears this time, mixed feelings about that. I wanted to see a grizzly but only on my terms...in the car and from a couple of hundred...
Talked to the guides and we all decided it was going to be a "dry or die" day", so we ended up heading to the upper Madison to fish the...
On the way out of the park, we stopped at the Madison and I fished for a bit just to say I did. I had a big fish rise to my hopper but...
First off, thank you to everyone who helped me out in the previous thread. Especially Larmo, we ended up being in the same area around the same...
Yup. Lowrance is controllable. I have a 9" and a 12". I mostly use my iPad as a temp map using Fish Dope, the built in GPS shows your location in...
GREAT pics man! Looks like a blast! Getting pumped for my trip....Saturday can't come soon enough!!
Just about there on the Hoppers. 9 days left to do the droppers!
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Thanks man! Very cool YT channel. Getting me pumped!
Fuck yeah J!!!
I need to get back down there soon!
Interesting Jamie! Would have never thought of OBS as a nymphing line. Makes sense though, enough mass to move the indicator double fly rig, no...
Are you kidding me??? Multiple Permit days?
Where do I sign up.....I'm being serious. :D
Few more ties. Still need work but gotta keep filling the Montana box!
Purple Haze Parachute
Foam Hopper - I blended a few patterns...
Thanks for your help Larry!
Well....there it is. First dry fly.
Lots of dries and foam in my future. Of course, I'll tie all these up, and then end...
Great pics man! Looks like a blast.
I can't wait!
Same experience. Drastically reduced shock.
I leave mine in the sun, I asked about that when I talked to Skydex. They said it's only because the...
Agreed. Even the 80lb clips, I wouldn't worry about from a legit manufacturer. Even my Makaira at max drag doesn't create that kind of drag pressure.
Nope. 80lbr on these clips. I got a 130 on a popper last year on a crimped set up.
Yep. Irons, poppers. Smaller sizes I use with hard baits for Calicos, etc. No problems.
If I'm truly going after BIG fish like the BFT we have...
I use something similar when fishing poppers from the surf in Baja. They are from SPRO, so I trust them. Never had one fail and I can't bend one...
Thanks Allen! Nice talking to you as well, you had the game wired! My Dad and I were laughing and jealous at the same time. How many...
Thanks! No loop on this one...just decided to tie straight. It's hard enough transitioning from 40 and 50lb to 4 and 6lb. LOL
Trolling to find...
Ok, not much more fishing. One more 20" cutt and a few stockers I pulled out of a creek Euro Nymphing, which was pretty fun. More exploring that...
Sounds good Jamie!
I tried sending a text but figured you were somewhere exotic like Antarctica or somewhere crazy as usual. Will call soon.
Yeah man, utterly and completely out of control. Kind of like how I approach most things. Single minded obsession until I master something,...
Ok, I'm a day late, but here we go.
So I towed the boat up this time, only previously fished Crowley via a guided trip by my friend, "Two Bug"...
Oh thank god! It's not just me that sucks at this bluefin shit. o_O
Thanks for sharing BT! I'll definitely be looking into these.
As far as the Blackfoot.....exactly how drunk are we talking? ;)
WHOA!!! Thanks for taking the time Larry!!! That's some serious info! I need to read this a few times to absorb all of this! Currently up in...
Pops on the board.
Thanks for the heads up!
Thanks! In Bishop now, getting ready to head up.
I tied up some Punk Perch streamers and brought my vise....just in case.
Thanks for the info!! I'm hoping the rivers are wadable then but really up for anything. Ennis sounds like a blast.
I've heard the Missoula area...
I was invited on a trip to Bozeman for a few days the 1st week of August. I'm thinking about flying out a few days early to explore the area and...
These kick ass. Super thin but cut resistant. I buy them by the dozen. There are a few different types of the same glove. I can't remember the...
Daiwa Dorado Slider, Tacklehouse Shibuki & Britt, Smith Baby Runboh, Strategic Angler Mikros will get you started. Be prepared for a little bit of...
Appreciate it man! I'm hoping the runoff cools the bays and the fish stack up. We shall see!
100% on the GPS trolling motor. I have one and it's a whole new world.
Nah man, I'm just stoked I found something that worked for me, after years of taking a beating and figured I would share. I don't know about...
Right on man. Appreciate the info. Taking my Dad for the first time. Hoping to get a few to the net.
Thanks Dan! I hope so, I fell in the fly fishing rabbit hole pretty deep. Started tying a few months back and it's become an obsession.
Nice Mike! Yeah, it's an awesome tank. Once I saw it, I knew it was what I needed.
Nice! Hope it helps!
Thanks man! It was a fun one to tie.
Rented a house in Mammoth for a week starting the 26th. Gonna take the boat up and fish Crowley during the week. Figured I'd start filling a new...
Whoa!! Big boy right there. :eek:
Yeah, I was seriously surprised at how well it works.
Usually, after a full day on the water, my legs and back feel it the next day. HUGE difference.
Just a heads up for anyone looking for a helm pad.
Short story: Awesome helm pad.
So I have been looking for a helm pad for the...
Don't do it!! I was warned about fly fishing and now I'm completely addicted. I didn't know anything 6 months ago and now I'm screwed. :D
If you want to pull on a Challenger 801H with a Stella 14K, I have one you can mount your reel on in Santa Paula. I think I have 4 or 5 BH...
Fishing for Roosterfish in Baja, right on the beach in 30 feet of water. Caballito got blown up on by a 80lb yellowfin in the surf line. It was...
Hell yeah man! Beautiful fish!
Bump for the weekend. Still available.
Sure. I'll send you a PM
No worries. If you can, hire a guide for a half day. It will cut the learning curve by a huge amount.
Killer combo right there. BFT killer for sure.
I'm pretty sure the Simrad and Lowrance are basically the same....it's like a Honda / Acura thing. The Simrad (Acura) is a bit nicer, more...
Check out this link.....tells you pretty much everything you need to do to fish midges....
@rrocco It's a two piece rod, typical popping rod construction, handle up to the top grip is the bottom section, the rest of the rod is the second...
Yeah, I was looking at Amazon, it's probably the way to go.
But it's a heavier anchor thing out there. I looked at all the guides setups and...
I really dig the Threadlock....easy on the hands. If it's strictly a Kelp Cutter, I use Izor or Power Pro.
Yes. Got your PM. I'll respond.
@Larmo Thanks for the update Larry! I'm hoping the water situation is stable (fingers crossed) when I head back up at the end of the month. If...
Figured I'd post these up again since the BFT's are starting to show on the surface. :D
Jigging World Ghost Hunter Pro 150 7'6" with a...
Looking to buy a couple of anchors for setting up a double anchor rig when we take the boat to the lake. Needs to be fairly heavy...
It was pretty awesome. The quality was insane for the most part. I'll have my boat up there the 26th thru the 1st.
Yeah, that Navionics app is pretty slick. I use it all the time.
BTW, make sure you update the maps on the app. They are updated quite a bit with...
Thanks man! It was a blast. Only been going to the Eastern Sierras since last September. I'm hooked!
Ended up not taking the boat up due to the quagga mussel inspection, I wasn't sure how stringent they would be, as the boat might have still been...
Do it! You won't be disappointed!
Holy shit! Congrats! Killer edit too. You know it's big fucker when it barely fits between the console and gunnel.
Awesome info man. That's exactly what we did. We ended up being able to hook up with a guide (Sierra Drifters) at the last second. Doug was able...
Awesome fish! Congrats.
I've had a ton of glasses of all brands and types. Oakley, Kaenon, MJ's, etc. and have now settled on Costa Del Mar in 580G (glass) optical...
Thanks Mark!! Super happy with it. It's HUGE and had almost zero affect on the boat. Marked the waterline and when full it maybe squatted a...
Sounds like a blast, I'll definitely have a tube in the near future.
Good conversation going! I'm actually planning on going up to Lower Twin in October too. We stayed up there at the resort last October / November...
Yeah, the water is crazy clear and I've seen the launch area and all the boulders. Beautiful lake but I'll rent a boat there if I ever decide I...
Yep, fished with Drifters before on both the Upper and Lower Owens, I've just never fished a fly fished still water before. Great guides and just...
Good...who the hell uses an Android anyway? :supergay:
Thanks! Anything helps!
I've heard that about the winds there, will definitely have a second anchor. Hoping to try the deep water midge...
Headed up to the Sierras on a last minute trip with my brother over the holiday weekend, and we'll be taking our boat up to fish...
Yup, he's the best. Couple of tweaks to the tank when I ordered it and it fits like a glove.
Exactly, hard to beat the platform of the bay boat on the right days, but the East Coast style tanks barely work for our bait out here, we just...
I know, I know....not a cool build thread, but I'm stoked anyway. Finally have a real West Coast style bait tank on the boat after 2 seasons using...
Fuzzy little buddy needs a "special" treat. :Zombie_Ro
Nice! Thanks for the detailed report!
Sweet! For some reason I wasn't able to log in to the webinar.
Couple more tonight....didn't have much time. Finally able to make use of a spare room and start on a man cave. Improvements so far: folding...
Latest tie....SF Baitfish. Steve Farrar Blend in 4 colors, 1/0 34007 hook.
First one of many to come, planning on hammering out a ton of baitfish...
Love it! The East Cape is one of the best places on Earth. Wonderful place and even more wonderful people.
Awesome trip! Thanks for the report. Hoping to trailer the boat up at the end of June.
My new rods and reels are finally going to arrive this week. 8 &10 wt 2pc Scott Meridians with Hatch reels. So pumped to get out on the water with...
Alright guys, last bump for the weekend.
Open to reasonable offers.
I figure if they don't sell this weekend, I'll just put them back in the...
Bump...forgot I posted this. Guess that means I have waaaaay too much gear. LOL
Hoping to head up to the Sierras soon. Will post a report.
Just ordered 8 and 10wts to use off my boat at the islands as well....:D. This...
I'm in the Ventura / Thousand Oaks area.
Open to reasonable offers.
Thanks! Yeah, it's a killer combo. Only selling because I have a Stella and another popping rod. Need to fund a nasty fly fishing habit. LOL
Accidentally, posted this in the wrong section earlier.
Just making room. Like most of you I have way too much crap.
Just making room. Like most of you I have way too much crap.
Jigging World Ghost Hunter Pro 150 7'6" with a Saragosa 10000...
Holy shit! Looks like all JRI?!?!
Saw them stocked up they other day....but yeah, those guys are the best.
This is "Shadow", our 1 1/2 year old Plott Hound.
One of the last breeds to be accepted into AKC recognition as part of the Coon Hounds. Really...
Already is the best fishing on TV. Show is awesome.
Atta boy Rutchy! :D
Agreed. TAC16II or 20II would be perfect.
Yup. For sure! I had a 500 and sold it. Nice reel, just couldn't get used to it. I bought more Trini's.
@7raptor It's not the reel, it's your tiny hands. :D
Should be plenty of reel for schoolies.
Exactly....same reason that fly rods are made in 3 to 4 pcs. Easy to travel with.
Absolutely, whole different ballgame with an anchored boat large vessel vs. a smaller maneuverable boat. You need more reel and rod on an anchored...
All quality gear right here!
That Black Hole 801H is ridiculously awesome, love mine.
Good luck and congrats!
On the troll! Nice! Don't hear that too often with the BFT's....
Awesome trip! Sounds like one you guys will remember forever! Nice work.
One more thought:
I think a quality SW spinning outfit is a great tool for most of us, even if some folks don't want to admit it.
It's definitely doable, but it's truly more about technique.
I spent a ton of time with Jamie, @fishordie at Bob Sands and lots of phone calls...
I have a pair of the Fujinon Techno-Stabi. Couldn't imagine not having them. I paid about the same on eBay for a used pair. Jump on these people!!!!!!
Thanks! I'll definitely add it to my list.
That'll work! :appl::appl:
Wow! Glad no one wasn't hurt but talk about a sketchy situation!
Totally, and completely....:cheers:
Yep! I hear ya. No better way to literally vaporize some serious dollars in a hurry. :D
It's the tackle ho in all of us.
It's tiny creek near where I live in Santa Paula. Unfortunately, I think the drought took its toll on the little wild trout that lived there....
Thanks! Still learning but it's something to do while I'm not fishing.
Started tying flies a little over a month ago after being bitten by the fly fishing bug back in October. Learning a little bit more everyday and...
Yes they are! The craftsmanship is unreal!
Awesome Kil! I need to get on one of those trips!
Not all that hard. Merv has some good videos on his website. Just google Strategic Angler and it should pop right up. You have to play around with...
They got me hook, line and sinker......:cheers:
And yes, this is a good way to vaporize a bunch of cash. :hali_parkutuli:
Yep. Agree with everything here....especially since I learned from these guys. LOL
Here's a few pics of the current arsenal. Lots of standard...
I bet! And super easy to hold all day. Stupid light blank weight to power ratio.
Nice work! That is a kick ass blank, I love mine.
You're such a dick.....LOL
Sure seems like it though! I'll be switching focus shortly.
Wow...lots of input here. BUT, I started this thread last year and have since found what I was looking for. LOL
By all means, keep it going....
Atta boy Cor!!!!
Now THAT looks like an absolute blast! Definitely a fish on my list as well.
Congrats on those reds!
Thanks Avo! We need to buddy boat again this coming year!
Thanks man! Yes, it was fantastic all the way around. Highly recommended!
Thanks! I'll have to try a burrito! Been to Mahogany a few times but have never eaten there.
LOL! I'm right there with you Jamie! Ready when you are.
I'm still up at nearly 2 AM geeking out on fly fishing gear and buying new layering...
Thanks! You never know....my wife and 11 year old want to go next time. But my catalytic heater in my camper shell goes a long way to keeping my...
Thanks! So much fun!
Definitely an experience! Yes, all C&R for us. I believe this time of year it is a zero take area anyway.
Still in my fly fishing obsession craze, so I decided I wanted to head up to the Eastern Sierras and chase some fish in the snow. Sooooo....I...
Awesome write up Jamie! I haven't been able to play with the X's yet but I'm sure that I will!
Why wait for trout season???? I'm headed up to...
Thanks! Yes, boats are allowed but limited to 5 mph. The only ramp I saw would have been iffy for my boat but your Montauk would have been perfect.
Thanks Avo! Amazing up there. We need to buddy boat again soon.
They are actually the Scott Radian rods, the Meridians are the saltwater versions and are highly regarded as well. In Baja, I was...
Thanks Ali! I'll look into the Minus 32 stuff. I just started looking at camper shells, so I can do my bomber missions up there like I do when I...
Thanks Grump! Agreed, place is incredible! I fished trout as a youngster locally, and then I got into the saltwater stuff. Been at it ever since,...
I was able to sneak away with family and friends to the Twin Lakes area over the weekend. I was SUPER excited to try out my new Scott 4 and 6 wt,...
I'd go 60lb JB Hollow. I was able to get 310 yards and the stuff breaks at 90lbs plus. Threadlock 60 is right there with it.
No joke Jamie!! I am so pumped on this stuff. I'll call you soon to talk shop and maybe talk about an exotic trip. I'm already dreaming about...
I hadn't fished freshwater for years and back on Labor Day weekend, my little brother had invited me up to June Lake to a cabin he had for the...
Nice ones Danny!
Awesome trip! Just went up for the first time myself. Going back ASAP
Oh man! That was awesome! My heart literally leapt into my throat when that fish engulfed that 2nd mac. Added to my list of trips for sure!
Awesome Sami! Congrats!
I've been using these....they are killer! Luckily, I buy them by the case for the guys at work. Super thin, I'm able to tie knots with them....
I think you'd be fine, 30lb seems like the sweet spot, maybe even 40.
Personally, for me, the 12 is a bit small for my hands but could no doubt...
No problem....keep in mind, when I say parabolic, I don't mean whippy. It's parabolic under load.
I was fishing 30lb mono, but I think 50lb braid and a short leader would be killer.
And yes, the rod is parabolic.
No problem Kil!
I was able to take the rods out on my boat this past Friday, didn't get to flex any muscle against worthy adversaries, but I was...
Is this the green colored blank?
I've seen different sized swivels spaced out 70-100' on the kite line, they act as stoppers for the clips. Also, look at the Primo clips from Bob...
Absolutely Jamie!! I'm learning every time I go out, mechanics play a huge role. I'm really going to give them a test on the East Cape in October...
So far, so good on the balance. You definitely want a "narrower" reel on these rods due to the skinny diameter. I'm still playing with combos and...
Agreed, the Torium 16A is a GREAT reel for 20-25#.
Agreed Jamie, always a blast geeking out and doing R&D!
The acid wrap was pretty wild, my only previous experience was with lighter bass gear...
Nice Andre! Let us know how it goes, I have the Stella 14k on mine, it's awesome. So far, it's whooped a real nice one, no problem.
Hell yeah! I was sold when I first pulled on them and then put my first nice fish on the deck in no time. After that, I ordered a few more! Jamie...
Can't wait to give these puppies a workout!
We pulled 28lbs of drag today with a Talica 12ii on the 731H with no signs of bottoming out....
You guys are killing me! LOL
I want to go next year!!!
I've moved on to the Trini 20A and haven't looked back. Great reel!
Thanks for the report Lal. Sounds like the wind took its toll on the temps. Hopefully, it bounces right back.
So cool! We just got a Plott Hound pup, a boar and bear dog if it was still legal. But I think I'd need a whole pack from the sound of it!
Wow....I need to rethink my tuna tubes.
Wow! Unreal Jamie! Hearing about them is awesome, but seeing them is a whole different story. Beautiful fish!
Gotcha, I looked at the instructions again and found it. I missed it the first time.
Quick question,...same crimping technique as other crimps, correct?
3/64" look like they need two "squeezes".
FYI - I'm new to crimping...
I hope so! I've been prepping my marlin gear so I'm ready this time!
I want to try bridling baits with rubber bands this year but I can't see my to find the right size rubber band. I've looked on Amazon...
Wow! Very cool!
The tonnage of anchovy is INSANE! No wonder they aren't interested in a hook bait.
Awesome! Thanks Jeff!
Look what arrived today! Just waiting on my crimps that I ordered from Basil. :D
Do I need to order a separate go / no go gauge??
Awesome vid man! That there is a QUALITY yellowfin!
Exactly, I fill mine with cold water in the AM and it's cold all day. I can even leave my black Hydro Flask in the car in direct sun for a couple...
Holy shit, that report made me LMAO! Been there and done that in my old "wee craft". I saw your post on IG with your boot full of...
Nice to hear you're back on the water! That would have killed me.
I'm going to follow your deep drop progress, I'm absolutely obsessed with...
Yes, the Techno-Stabi's. Way worth it, I held out for a few years and then I tried them. I kicked myself for not buying them sooner.
That'll do it! Nice haul...
Open to offers...fishes on the higher end of the rating IMO.
Still have her...open to offers or trade for long range rods / reels, etc.
Came out clean!
Exactly, I picked up my Fujinon's on eBay for $700. I have zero regret, best investment I've made for the boat so far. You'll see 100x better with...
Hell yeah! Nice first report Eric, welcome to BD!
Great info, you'll get em next time.
What a story! Worth a broken tip and all!
At nearly 5 + hours in, I'd be wiped out. Do you think the rod broke due to highsticking? I know I...
40oz Hydro Flask's?? Love mine! I'd like to have a few around. 2 for $35 is a great deal.
To match up with a Makaira 20 SEa.
So far I've looked at Phenix Axis 720H3X, Seeker 6363XXXH, and want to look at the UC line of rods. Problem...
Gotcha. Thanks Basil
So no concern on the 80? I was worried because I'm pretty certain 80 Izor/Moimoi is under .90mm. If no worries, then fantastic!!
Ok, since this thread has been resurrected, I'm all in.
So for my needs, 80-200lb Izor / Moimoi, I need both the 17-2 and the 17-B4B, correct?
I've always liked that color combo for the tiger, the blue/black/white pops every time. Super clean!
50 looks super clean!
Yep, that's how I was going to rig my flyers.
Sounds like Carl is doing something different.
Can you share how you guys rig them for those who don't live in the area? Unfortunately, I am several hours away from SD and I'm on my...
Tried searching the forum but couldn't find much info on it. 80lb rod? 100lb rod? I pulled on it today and I tend to lean towards a...
Need a 100lb rod. Prefer rings but rollers are ok. Please PM if you have one you would like to part with.
Lures and hooks received! Thanks Jeff!
Another vote for Corrosion X. Stuff is amazing. I've put in on frozen pliers and 20 min later, I worked them a bit and now they fall right open....
Not tripping, I had forgotten that the MAK 20 is has the capacity of most other 30's. But now I'm looking at 30's and 50's too! Now I don't know...
Rod is TBD, honestly my gut tells me that the 50 is too big. But that is based on zero real world experience. I'd like to not have to strap in, if...
This will be a 50/50 kite and heavy trolling rig. I guess I'll probably need a harness too. My boat doesn't have a usable "rail". :Beat_Them
Exactly, my friend! Thinking about flying a kite while I wait for the cows to come home.
I know this a LR forum but who better to ask than the experts. (Does it count if I plan on taking a LR trip in the near future :D).
I know, I know....shot in the dark. LOL
But if anyone has a 20 SEA that you would like to part with, please PM.
No worries! Calstar is great!
Thanks on the Ranger, the boat has been fantastic. Inshore and offshore....:D
I like a Calstar 800L for 25lb mono or a Phenix 809H with 50lb braid on the 16A to a 25-40lb short top shot.
Very cool. Following this thread...
Been waiting for someone to do this. I keep trying to talk our draftsman at the office for a "favor".
Damn! I wonder what the grade is?
60-80 lb. The SSR is a bit too fast to use it as a troller for my taste.
Sorry, forgot to put that in my ad. I'm in Ventura area but willing to meet within a reasonable distance.
Another rod for sale or trade. Just revamping some gear for the boat. This is my factory Seeker SSR6660 6'-6" 50-80lb rod. Great stick...
Looking for the Albackore lure bag in the largest size. Please let me know if anyone has one or two they would like to part with....
We need to set the bastards up and rig a remote control stun gun to one of the items. Hide out and when the tweakers get their hands on...
Awesome pictures....I'm jealous! Inshore fishing for Roosters is my absolute favorite thing to do!
Nice work guys! Beautiful fish!
Thanks! Let me know. The 90J is super nice! Great rod, I just decided I'm not a long rod guy.
Yes, still available.
Calstar 700MH / Trinidad or Torium 20 with 40lb Izor XXX
That's a new one!
Wow! I can't even wrap my head around the last couple of years!
Great pics! Sooo green over there!
All SOLD. Thanks guys!
Selling a few items to make room for some new stuff. Face to face or PayPal gift preferred. If you know me,...
I actually went to Bob Sands today and spent a bunch of time comparing UC vs Calstar. (Thanks Jamie!!)
Overall impression is that the UC's are...
Yep!! That 875H is super nice, but I already own the MH which makes it really nice to me. :D
No joke....we got one last year on a Seeker that was like a broomstick. It just about murdered me! LOL
Currently thinning out the herd and wanted to use one of my current rods as a dedicated marlin caster since it's getting to be that...
Hell yeah man! I was pumped reading that. Always hell trying to clear rods by yourself. Now I have to try drifting through foamers with daisy chains!!
Maybe I will.....or maybe I won't. :D
J/K: I'll leave you plenty.
Exactly....I can't get the braid to pack down tightly. I realize that it's a finger trap type knot so there needs to be some movement to grip, I...
Yeah, I looked at the site but like we all know, the ratings don't always represent how we use rods and I was hoping for real...
I definitely am, but you know me, I'm a research geek. LOL! Just trying to educate myself before I head to the shop.
And the UC...
Oooh, I know what I'm picking up on Saturday!
Been trying to scour the forum, tried the search function, scrolled through a lot of the pages but I'm sure someone has done this...
Nice! Jigging World stickbait?
Went to Kauai last year, incredible place!! Only had time to spend one morning fishing the beaches for papio...
Good to know! I have the same problem with a slighty wider foot. The Hamptons aren't as wide as I'd like but they are pretty comfortable. Thanks!
Good luck Leonard! Let us know if you get them! Hoping to get out later this week.
Great report man! Pics are awesome.
Nice follow up! How did you like the Muck Excursion Pro Mid other than the fit? Comfy??
I dig it! Super clean build.
I like it! Way better than hinges IMO. I like that you can open the top all the way without breaking.
Great videos Kil!
One thing I've been noticing in these videos that most of the pros are doing what I consider to be highsticking. Yourself,...
That video kicks ass!! Ascension moved to the top 3 on the bucket list.
Hell yeah! Nice catch guys!
I looked at those but I was worried about the tread. It's closer to the Evair tread than to Xtratuf. The Evairs were like a slip n slide on my...
Which Mucks did you buy?
Rod performed awesome! It's easy to cast all day because it's so light.
And the fact that it's a spinning rod made it easy to fire...
Cool! Let us know. I've been on the same hunt for a few months. This is my third pair of different boots...hopefully it's the best compromise!
I hope a bunch of old tired feet are right!! LOL
Feet and back don't like the Xtratuf's and the Evairs don't have the traction I need on my boat....
Interesting idea...I like it!
Yes, I copy pasted all of the numbers into an Excel spreadsheet and used free GPS formatting software to covert the numbers into Lowarnce (.usr)...
Nice work fellas!
I would have snuck in a cast behind your buddies back.
Sounds like a blast! Thanks for taking the time to post and welcome to BD!
Did you drive back to SF after the trip?? If you did, that's hard core!
Sorry to hear. Steve was always on one of the boats I rode as a kid. Good dude, always there to help. My condolences to his family.
Heck yeah! Super light and strong! Stoked on the combo.
Yeah, I thought so too until I started looking at some of the Japanese made lures. They...
Yes, but in the long run that's a good thing if you are looking for a quality pair of Binos.
It's a Strategic Anglers Mikros in the Flying Fish color. I was searching high and low for a small heavy lure to better match the hatch. It's a...
Exactly John! Mind completely blown. It was almost like hand lining. Once you have their head pointed at you, you can just hammer them. My mindset...
No worries! Yeah, hard to beat the value on the GH's! I wish we would have left Oside...we fished out of MB. We started way outside in the water...
100% true. I learned more in 30 min than I could ever on my own. It's especially nice not having to buy blind!
Thanks buddy, watching you and Rush on the East Coast and all those spinners on the boat got me thinking....LOL
Fished off of Oside on Thursday and was able to hang and kill this lil' fella on my new combo. Stella 14k with 60lb Threadlock, Black Hole...
Epic read! Hahaha. Nice fish
Thanks for posting that Kil! I'm too burnt to do a full report after living on the boat for 2 days and just finishing a 200 mile drive home. I...
Stuff of dreams right there!!!
Sweet! I literally just ordered some! I thought they looked interesting to throw at puddlers!
You only live once....
and possibly die broke as hell, but you had a great time getting...
I'm screwed then....new boat last year and she knows about that. :D
But that bad boy is gonna hurt so good! LOL
Thanks for the info. Got your dues out of the way. You'll get em next time.
Well said Captain!!
Congrats guys! Incredible!
I like it....but let's NOT fix it up and call it the "Trepidation".
With all the big fish around locally, I wanted to run something by you guys.
I used to do the full Gary Tereoka nub connection but over...
Pretty sure that's not "THE" Intrepid. At least I hope not.:D
Did you try spinning the threads in reverse?
Well, so much for being concerned about a budget. :eek::eek::eek:
Please don't tell my wife. LOL
Pacific Yacht Towers...that's where I got my work done. Good price and great work.
And Channel Coast Marine does good work locally.
See vid. I think this is what he's trying to achieve. I dig the concept, my boat can get places in a hurry, if I didn't have to back it down to...
Holy chit! One of the biggest ever for sure!
Geez Edward! I swing by and look through all of your "old" gear. LOL
Wow! I'd love to have those shots and go 0-3!! LOL
Awesome report! You'll get them next time.
I just bought a GH150. Very nice quality for the price, casts great! I feel like it's going to be good for sub 100lb fish. Yong at JW is a great...
Damn! Both hooks!
Paying dues...you'll get one. Stay after them.
That is one UNBELIEVEABLE day! 5 shots in one day is insane and you got one to eat! Epic!
Are you picking out a backlash in the first...
What??? No wahoo or opah? Talk about a strikeout!
J/K!! That's an incredible day you guys won't forget! Congrats!
Nice grade yellowfin!
Nice! I just picked up a Challenger 801H. Thinking about a Stella 14k to match.
Awesome! Which rod were you using?
Sounds like a fun day!!
I was in the store today and Jamie was able to run me through the paces on all of the rods. Ended up pulling the trigger on two Challengers. Rods...
Kil, was that a Challenger? What size reel?
Ok, now I'm stuck between a Stella 14K or just going big and getting the 18K to mach up with a Black Hole popping rod...I have a Saragosa 10K...
What are kind of setup are you going to bring out to tackle these guys Sami?
You're more than welcome to come out on my boat, I'd love to see how...
Epic season guys! Congrats!
I hope so too! YIKES! :eek: :D
All the good stuff! Heru, Smith, FCL, do I see Tackle House in there?
Damn you Erik, let me waste my money in peace. LOL
Actually, you're right though. The Rapalas get bit, I used to have some but they've since been...
Baby Runboh is the sliver one in the lower right.
Yup, he's taking the first swim.
I can't take it anymore. I'm going tomorrow with my weapons of choice.
Exactly! I was driving back home yesterday and stopped by two tackle shops. Places were going apeshit, sold out of poppers, people trying to spool...
I wonder how many "spinning converts" there will be with this BFT bite. I sure have seen a lot of pictures with spinners on the deck. LOL
Have you been able to pull on the 801H yet? What are your thoughts?
Over the weekend I ended up buying a Ghost Hunter 150 and a Saragosa 10k as a starter setup. Good bang for the buck, I think it can handle fish up...
Would you say the Stella 14000 and the BH Challenger 801H would cover anything I might run into or is it overkill for fish under 100?...
Just happened to be driving through today and wondering if there are any around.
Not ready yet. I was going to let it ride for a week or two before I entertained separating.
Thanks for your interest though!
Nice work! Great intel...thanks for taking the time.
Also, willing to trade for something like a Shimano Stella, a fancy popping rod, and cash on your part. I'm gonna spend the money on fishing gear...
Thought I'd post this here too...
Selling my CT70, runs great, I just don't ride it as much as I thought I would. I'd like to see it go to...
Will do and good call on during the week. It's a whole different world down there with boat traffic. LOL
Possibly. I was thinking about leaving tonight or tomorrow night but not sure yet. Prepped and ready...
Hit me up, we may end up going next week...
Sure did!! Thanks, it's not quite the same process but I was able to muddle through it.
Does anyone know how to do this? I have GPSBabel but there isn't an option for Excel, or at least not one that I know of.
I know you didn't suggest dropping $1k on a fancy spinning setup....but I just did. You only live once, right? :D
There's only one East Coast...
No kidding...that rig would go on the wall and have one hell of a story behind it.
Put it on the wall over a framed picture of the moment of...
Sick! Now if I could only figure out how to import this and save a bunch of time. LOL
Great report! Congrats!
Were they choking the poppers and chewing you off?
Yes, agreed! I knew it was a loaded question. :D
I guess I want a combo that will allow me to fish the popper most effectively for...
Atta boy! Trying to talk some of my asshole buddies into heading down Tuesday.
This video is going to get me divorced, or fired, or both......oh well. :D
I need help putting together a rod and reel combo to fire poppers at the BFT we have around. A lot of the guys hooking up have been...
What lake were you on???
WOW! Nice one!
I just noticed the bent gaff from the other trip in the first picture. LOLLOLLOL Battle wounds!
Nice Erik! Had your shots and got a few to stick. Can't win 'em all.
That flying tuna pic is bad ass!
Ahh haa! I get it now. Thanks for posting the pic. Have you noticed any issues with the jigs action?
That is interesting...not sure how that looks? Are they leaving the treble on or taking it off?
I'm thinking it would screw up the action but if...
Are you guys swapping the hooks out for heavier duty hooks with the bigger grade of bluefin out there? I have a bunch of JRI and Tady surface iron...
Damn Nick! Quality right there!
Bummer on the OD but nice fish!! Get that thing fixed up and back out there!
Congrats! On the fish and the memories!
Hell yeah!! Beautiful fish!
Canon G7x. Both the stills and vid are pretty stellar. There is a new model coming out so you should be able to get one for right around your...
Episode was SICK! Incredible fish, it's gonna be hard to beat that one.
I don't know why...but I laughed manically when I read the article.
I'd mount one of the bones.
Wait...does that sound right?
Wow! Pretty crazy....
That location would be awesome! Probably wouldn't swim there though.
Amazing trip and one hell of a story! Congrats!
I'm running both an HDS 9 and HDS 12 Gen 3
Nice!! I'll definitely give those settings a shot!
Thanks for the reply!
Good effort! You never know when it's going to be your day.
Wow! Those are awesome!
Uhhh, why is nobody asking the real question??
Where the hell is this at?? LOL
Hell yeah!! We're in! Just say the word.
Nice Corey! I want to try that someday, add bonefish to the list.
Which boat is that? It's not the Ranger?
Time to rethink the kite...
Incredible machine... I want one when I grow up.
Nice!! Love it when the fishing and the weather come together out there.
You son of a.....!!! LOLLOL
Those will work.
Fun stuff right there!
EPIC catch and read! Congrats!
Nice grade too!!
Can you post the vid??
I'm in, next stable weather window let's do it.
I went through my shit this weekend and realized I have more gear dedicated to those little...
Grown man gear son!!!! LOL
I've had them both. I prefer the the Black Diamonds....Abyss were too parabolic feeling for me personally but if it's strictly an iron rod you may...
Nice! The nub is a really slick connection. I have total confidence in it.
If I don't count the beer, I kept it under $1k this year on stuff I don't need. LOL
True, true…those YT were no joke. No go on the Revo's though, I grabbed 3 more 400D's. :D
Nice bro! I can't wait to see it.
No shit on the fishing…its been 3 months and I'm freaking out.
You finally pulling the trigger or are we just talking theory???? I want a ride either way, the Everglades are SICK.
Friday I went to Fred Hall and loaded up on more gear I don't need....LOL
I spent Saturday prepping all of my gear for the upcoming season, new...
You just have to make sure you pick the right angle for the run home.....NOT.
It's gonna be no joke out there for a couple of days.
Sent a mess of reels in the week before last. I was nervous because I waited too long and was hoping the turnaround time wasn't crazy. So I called...
Headed to FH tomorrow, can't think of a better place to check every rod out. Thanks again guys!
Yes. They are having maintainence seminars a few times a day I think. You wrench on them and they assist. It needs to be a Shimano reel in working...
Dope! I miss those damn things.
Thanks guys. Appreciate the input!
So is it more of a straight grind deal with a pause? I'm just going back to my old green bass days where you would jerk-jerk-pause kind of thing....
What are you guys rocking for a hardbait stick? Thinking LC's and IMA baits, like 100-128 size, not the gargantuan ones.
I was thinking...
Very cool. That is SERIOUS bait capacity!!
Killer vid! Straight up BBC footage.
You must be part Fish Whisperer, everything seemed really calm.
Very nice! Beautiful ride!
SEXY beast right there!
Hit em with warm water out of a spray bottle, wipe them dry, wipe em with Corrosion X. Been doing it for years, never had issues. Service at...
[ATTACH] Ali's face says "I want to scream "MF'r!!!, but I'm mic'd up".
Incredible report. I've always wanted to take a Nomad trip...this just keeps the fire burning.
Nice!! Guess I should give it a shot and see if I remember how to fish bass.
I don't think I fished bass at all in 2015, but who can blame me? :D
Incredible trip and fantastic write up! Sounds like a trip I need to look into.
Tip is an easy fix. This is a SICK combo. Love mine...GLWS.
All good info....
Decisions, decisions. Can you tell it's the off season!? LOL
Yeah, I have a Stradic 8000. Forgot to mention that, I should probably move up to a 12000 or so, to have a bigger gun.
Locally that is....with occasional forays to Baja/Mainland Mex to sling for Roosters and Pargo. Have a few trips lined up for Florida this year as...
Any suggestions? Time for the first service on the new Verado. I can tow it to Angler's in Anaheim but I'd rather start a relationship with a good...
Good day! Beautiful pheasants!
Beautiful fish and pics! What a season!
You weren't joking. "Like a boss!!!"
Looks like a great trip.
Gotta love Miguel. Definitely a "jurrasic park" feeling out there.
Straight up great price on a mint 16A. If I didn't have one, I'd be picking it up from Danny.
Free bump for killer gear.
That is cheap for brand new!! Never seen sub $1k.
Good looking out.
Nice work!! One stop shops are the best!
Hi Randy, yeah, I think it would be safe to say he was easy mid 30's. I don't weigh them but just by handling that one, it definitely had some...
Thanks Cor, you been getting out??
Doesn't help that we call an hour before we leave. LOL
Just keep a bag packed...we don't know when or where we're going until we hit the road....
I roll bare back. :Exploding_Smiley::D
Yeah, fun trip...we'll definitely be coming down more often now that we've done it. It's not that bad of a...
Why yes, yes it is.... I try really hard to avoid gimbal bruises to my uterus.
Thanks J, good times!
400 Miles / 23 hours and a great addition to this incredible season we are having. Tuna for Turkey Day.
18 miles NW of Point Loma.
Good times and great memories!!
Looks fantastic!! Beautiful ride, can't wait to to see it on the water.
Very very cool.
Tuna for Thanksgiving!!!
Great vid, happy kids!!
Nice work Gabe!
Nice work! Did you stop on that paddy because it looked "slightly" fishy? LOL
I was at Casitas last year for Thanksgiving and it was incredibly low. Can't imagine what it looks like now.
Now that's a trip!!! Way to score.
Bought the Techno Stabis this year for my 24' CC. Low to the water and 1000% worth it. Makes regular binos obsolete.
I'm sure you can see...
I think Scott said "blowing 20-25 knots" and it looks like it. I've been caught a few times...NOT fun. Even when you watch it like a hawk, the...
Improved Albright, John Collins, RP....same, same, same. Strong, fast, small knot...at least in my experience.
I tie a RP because I can tie it fast and it's strong. Super easy to tie and I've anchored myself a few times with that damn knot. When I finally...
Nice fish Nick! How do those eels hold up? Those lings can tear up plastic quick but it's worth it. I fish an 8" slug on a 4-6 oz leadhead. Holds...
Damn Wayne! How many is that now?
We should enter you in the Billfish World Championship. :lux::appl:
WTG! The long run and a hell of a class act made for a memory with your boy that will last a lifetime.
Damn! That's a nice one!
What are the dimensions on the tank?
Nice pics! That camera is awesome!
Clean! I dig the bimini shade!
Love those boats. As good as it gets right there.
We have to work a little harder now....WFO 2 miles off the beach isn't happening. We've gone from "stop and catch" to actually...
Hell yeah! Nice fish.
Good call on matching the baby yellows. There are zillions out there right now. Hopefully, the decide to stay the winter...
Last pic is classic! Nice work.
Love the black and white. So clean!!
Incredible! Viva El Niño!
Congrats on a hell of a day.
Wow. Those orcas are incredible. MASSIVE power....talk about intimidating.
Awesome job guys! Double on the hoo's, you won't forget that one!
Fight On! I was expecting a much closer game with all of our issues. I'll take it!
Sorry guys, burnt from the long day OTW. Just finished cleaning up the boat and have to be at the office at 4AM so I can knock some stuff out that...
That is a GREAT photo!!
Such a great video. I was laughing so hard....LOL
Don't think night diving would be for me.
Very cool. Good eats too! I want to go next time. LOL
Cool! Thanks Doug! Sounds like conditions are still there!
BS with no pics. :D
Now that is AWESOME!!!!
Right on J! Thanks...going on a MISSION tomorrow!
Cool Doug! Good luck!
Awesome report! Looks like a blast!
So you guys actually cast those flyers and work them like a top water?
Anyone been out recently?
Heading out Thursday for a mental health break from work before I blow an o-ring. I was out a couple weeks ago in...
Amazing!! That's the island where they pop for the big YFT off the shore, right?
Thanks for all the input guys!!
I'm lining up my trips for next year...I know the East Cape has been slower than normal and I've been taking my...
Stripes are opposite than the other skipjack and they have the black belly spots. These are the black skipjack, I've heard them called bonito in...
Wow! So awesome...
What a season!
Thanks for the report! I can't imagine how satisfying that is!
Hell yeah! The hours paid off! Congrats.
Looking for a change of pace next year. Normally, I go to the East Cape (Rancho Leonero) twice a year for the last 10 years. Thinking about trying...
Hahaha! Love it....I didn't feel like fishing today. Maybe I should go when I have too much going on and not that into it??
Amazing!!! Beautiful fish!
Yep, my first thought was, "Wow, that thing is CLEAN!"
Wow! Bet that hasn't happened too many times out of LA Harbor!
I had the same thought....bitchin' sled.
Probably....but who cares? Still a 'hoo weighed in at an 805 landing. That's insane!
About time! Alright boys, let's get our share. :Rambo_Throwing_Kniv
Great video! Release was pretty awesome!
Great report and effort! You had shots and that's more than a lot of us can say.
Keep trying, you'll get 'em.
Haha! Great pic of your son!
Looks like a blast with friends and family!
You're having a great season! Congrats
So sick!! Incredible
Those are great fish! Congrats on the epic season!
Wow...now that's a good day at work.
Easy and close! I like it.
STOKED! Nice fish!!
Nice! Congrats Scott!
So sick!! Nice work on the super exotics!
"Think you can make a left?" So classic.
Congrats again! Was it a time of day bite?
Just thought this was so cool....
Checking the reports when I got home and noticed most of the active reports are about wahoo.
What a year! I...
Well that answers that! Guess I better start at the beginning of threads. LOL
Holy shit! On the Sniper!!
Put that one in the trophy case!
Nice fish! Very cool you got to share that with your dad.
Very real possibility....77 degree water and have you looked at the chlorophyll shots? Never seen anything like it. Absolutely clean blue water...
It's one fish taco. :D
Damn! Wahoo city around those parts.
Definitely looks like one. I hope there's a bunch more and hope they decide to stay and visit through Christmas.
Hell yeah man! I'd rather be lucky than good this year. I just need to be lucky 2 or 3 more times. :D
You gotta wonder what else is lurking out there....Geezus! How many monsters is that this year!?!?
Boys, we aren't gonna forget 2015...EVER!
Glad it all worked out. I have a pair of mini-cutters on the boat but may need to upgrade since we've been using "grown-man gear" this season....
Holy crap! Is this season for real?!? Wow!
Greenies have been thick out there for most of the season. Find the bait, find the fish.
Awesome! Sounded like the stripers were thick today!
Thanks Doug! Way to make the most of the bite! Congrats!!!
Same here except I make a ginger salad dressing. KILLER! I'm going to try your version though. Sounds good!
Damn!! That belly looks killer!
Nice work! I've been hearing the reports all day. EPIC comes to mind.
What time did the bite go off?
Wow! That's insane thread work.
Great idea! I guess it doesn't really affect you too bad since all of the fishing is done around the rails anyway.
Following this thread for sure. I'd love to spend a month or two down there. Couple of weeks a year isn't enough!!!
Nice work! Way to find 'em!
Looks great! Really nice.
Now that is a report! Thanks for sharing.
That's what inspires you to go again. Now get back out there and get him!
This season is insane! Nice fish!
Hell yes! Another nice one!
Congrats, great fish guys! Looks like slow trolled macks??
Nice vid! Opening time lapse was pretty cool.
Good day, good eats! Surf & Surf.
Must be a misprint. Warmest water in that area looks to be 73ish right off of Avalon Bank. Double rigs is a few degrees cooler.
Good effort. Hopefully we get some coverage this weekend.....and folks share info. I've said it before, these are not "hush bite" fish. The more...
Beautiful rig! Should go quick!
Awesome! You've had wahoo on the brain for a while and made it happen!
Big congrats! Fish of a lifetime.
Ouch! Hope it works out in the end.
Beautiful work! WOW!
Exactly!! And if you hang a few, work together to keep bait in the water and pull the fish off the ponies.
Wow. Talk about getting it done! Nice!
That'll work! Funny how one fish can make your day. :D
That underwater pic is incredible!
Hell yeah! Nice work going the distance. The quality looks worth it.
Looks like a blast! Thanks for sharing.
Dang! Lotsa bugs! Good work!
Damn those wily beasts!!! LOL
We'll get one this year, I'm telling you...it's hard to complain. Basically 4 marlin raised in 4 trips...that's...
Oh yeah, what kind of riggers is Decker running? Me like.
Sooo sick and great pics! It's Sport Fishing Mag and not PCS, right?
Epic catch in an epic year!
Damn you all for fishing when I can't!!!!!
Get 'em boys!!
Still a nice haul of quality dodos!
Must be a bad spool. I've anchored my boat several times with the Izor getting hung up on the bottom.
Awesome! You guys will have that memory together forever, what an experience!
Great pic of the kids! Lobster sounds sooo good right now.
Hell yeah! Good eats right there!
Killer day on the trifecta!
Nice work! Couple of marlin and a couple of tuna ain't too shabby!
What were the temps back there?
That was great! WTG Dad!:)
Nice! Has anyone been keeping a Hoo count this season! Incredible!
That's the way to start bug season!
Way to go and on the mono too!
Cool vid! Quite the battle at the end!
I have or have had them all.
Free bump for good deals on great gear.
Nice! Good start.
Saw Wayne on the water....boat is sooooo clean.
Welcome fellow Tackle Ho! LOL
"One by baseball bat" LOLLOLLOL
They're out there...go get em!
Zeroing in on them! Nice work...you'll get your next one.
So bad ass! Inshore fishing for Roosters and jacks is probably my favorite kind of fishing!
Is this out of PV itself? Never fished the mainland,...
Awesome job guys!!
Incredible! Pics are great!
I'm gonna catch one up here in the Channel Islands. :D
"I don't need another boat, I don't need another boat, I don't need another boat".......
But DAMN!!!! I want this one!
So clean and a killer deal!
Very cool shots! Last time out of Dana, that hovercraft was out doing maneuvers. Holy shit, does that thing move and cause a hell of a spray...
Exactly my experience. 5 year old glasses that have been on countless trips, got a little funky. Called them up, sent my old glasses in, brand new...
Crazy! Lots of Old Man and the Sea stories this year.
Thanks for sharing.
Nice gaff shot!
Whoa!! Nice hoo!!
Rain makes for an adventure!
I have one on my boat.....love it. GLWS.
Can't beat that! Nice work!
Awesome! I may buy a few 50W reels that I may never use again but we have to make the most of this season! I hope I don't get fired with all of...
There was sign of fish everywhere. Marking fish on baitballs but no biters for hours. We broke the golden rule...we left fish...
Man...those kind of days are a blast! I may have to put the big guns away and just enjoy some inshore fun while everyone is frothing up water...
No prob Pops, there's always tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday. Thanks for going.
I ended up with the Fujinon Techno-Stabi in 14x40. They run about $1200 new, I found mine on EBAY for about 1/2 used, but in perfect...
"Holee shit Jay! What the fuck is that bro? Jay, it looks dead or something. It's a sea turtle, OH....wait, NO, it's a baby wheel Jay! Oh muay...
Incredible!! What a beast!
Man...that's a good one!!
Damn! LOL Does WFO mackerel while making bait count?
Just got off the water.
Took the leap of faith and committed the whole day to chasing...
Killer first report Bri!!
Now that we've taken all of the newbies out, let's get the A-team on board and kill 'em! :D
Ahhh, gotcha! I was wondering why the fish eye pics looked so good!
Fantastic report and trip! Thanks for taking the time!
Dude...GNARLY! Thing is balls deep!!!
Whatever it is, it's an exotic! Very cool and great pics! Were those taken with a GoPro?
What a flurry of wahoo!! Guess what everyone is going to be doing this weekend! LOL
Incredible...with Pops too!
Double!!! You went after them and got 'em!! Congrats!
Very cool. Looks like a blast! Hammerhead pics are sweet!!
Wow! Nice Dodo Doug! That's a local beast for sure. Congrats!
Nice yellow....live for those kind of days. Easy fishing! Makes up for all of the skunks.
Great deal!! If you were closer I'd be right over!
Wow! These are really nice! GLWS
Sharp point (hook/pick), don't use races as leverage.
I'm currently having a major panic attack....I'm headed to Palm Desert for the weekend. SONOFAB|+<#!!!!!
Furuno 620 w/B60 - all WSB
[ATTACH] [ATTACH] [ATTACH]
Lowrance HDS Gen 3 w/ B175C-HW CHIRP
Bait in harbor
Yup. Broadband radar is SICK. Love mine.
I have one of these...great little pack.
Albackore made some really killer stuff.
Great first fish! WTG!
Sick vids man! Thinking about buying a GoPro...which one are you using??
I used to buy them online at Caivo tackle. Cheap and fast shipping.
Wow!! Awesome! Thanks for taking the time for the details on the map!
Sick little skiff! GLWS
Ah ha!! Good call.
Badass! Nice shortbill!
Great pictures and awesome day. Congrats!!
Sometimes you just gotta take a chance. Thanks for the report!
Just epic this past weekend. Love the pics guys!
I'll trade all of you his Opah, for all of your Wahoo. :D
Smart. I have marlin fever but I called off my trip today due to weather too. Couple days and it will bounce right back.
"I think they were doing the nasty".....LOLLOLLOL
They're out there, just gotta find the one that wants to bite. Nice dodo though Cor! Floppy...
Nice going! Looks like a good day.
Thanks Corey, definitely a season to remember!
Been great working with you all season, we've had some great bites with the info we've...
Thanks! Lowrance HDS Gen 3 Touch. I gave the specifics in a post above. Really like it!
We are using a HDS12 Gen 3 and a HDS9 Gen 3 networked with an Airmar B175C-HW transducer. I'll PM you some screenshots...big jump...
Awesome!!!! Guess who's calling in sick tomorrow. :D
At least I can be honest and say that I have an addiction and need some time to take care of...
Nearly 78 degrees! Wow, my buddy was at the West End over the weekend and said it was 78, we weren't sure if it was for real or his gauge was off....
Thanks Randy! Yeah, pretty happy with the maiden voyage out of CI. I'm stoked out of my mind when I put ONE nice yellow on boat. :-)
Better pic without the screenshot going on....sucker was wide across the back.
With bait so hard to find, it's probably like a drive thru for them when they find a patty. Just smash it and get a 20 pc. McYellowtail nugget meal.
Dude...just incredible. Best part is we were back at the ramp at Noon.
I'm fired up now!!! I'm ready to spend countless hours chasing one. GAME ON!!
Short version: Fished West Anacapa for a good yellow bite, picked up some bones and hooked a marlin.
Long version: (Messing with vids, so bear...
LOL "Cue the choir"
We've all been there. Thanks for the report!
Beautiful work! So clean....
Very, very cool......
Sick vid! Conditions looked bitchin!
Blow dart. I needed a challenge.......apparently I need to add more poison frog serum.
Sweet! Does that ever happen that far North??
The fish at about 6:30 was trying to tap out some Morse code to warn his buddies. It didn't work. :D
Wow! That's really nice.
Close to the island is an understatement! LOL
Looked like a great trip!
I dig those old Farallon's. GLWS.
Thanks for the input guys, I'm hoping that the GG is a 40+ pound stick. Id like to add a heavyish kelpcutter rig to my quiver that can double as a...
We'll be out in the next few days and will report back. These aren't the kind of fish that require the hush bite. The more coverage we get, the...
Awesome! I need to dedicate some time chasing pointy bills.
Bummer but a cool pic!
Thanks for the report! Chunk and kill.
Great day! Nice quality models there.
DAMN! I needed that! LOL
Calstar vs. Seeker?
I've been able to pull on the Seeker versions, both the regular and the H version.
Where does the Calstar GG6480 stand?...
Nice! Thanks for the info. Good to know.
Damn!! That is nice grade there!!
Those are no BS slug yellows! :cheers:
When we flushed the carbon buildup using the Yamaha cleaning agent, we used one of those big over sized tubs like you use for drinks at party's...
Wow. Just so CLEAN!
Totally agree on weather...looking forward to the next few months.
Can you unscrew the fitting for the cooling system and hook your hose up to it? That's how we used to work on our Yami. It looks like a rubber...
Nice score Corey!
Just incredible....I know it gets overused but:
Geezus!!! That is one to remember for sure. Man, what a year!
WTH!?! No one has jumped on this? Pretty great deal with the custom touches and low hours. Lots of value here...
Just watched the vid. You know it's WFO when you play "dangle the 'dine" 5 feet off the corner.
Wow! Awesome day!
Love me some Davis!!
Holy cow! Great deals!
Cool thanks! That's the tank I was actually looking at. Thanks for the reply. GLWS.
That's pretty slick!
What size tank and make is that? I have a 240 and want to add larger bait tank. It looks like the stock leaning post came...
Man, I miss the Ranch. After twice a year since 2008, I haven't been in almost 2 years!!!! Need to change that ASAP!
Torium 20A is very nice, I used my brothers and was impressed. I didn't notice a huge difference between my Trinidad 20A in actual use.
Yep. Run my rigs identically, zero break offs, just a couple of pulled hooks.
Little bit of everything...thanks for the report.
With tuna, I don't really let them run much when I get picked up on a circle hook. Maybe 3 seconds, put it in gear and wind until they pull drag....
Tuna on the popper! As good as it gets!
No worries Corey! Just glad you got 'em!
Looking for one of the above to add to my collection. Hoping for very nice used reel at a reasonable price. Going to finish off my 800XLH with a...
Do you have pics of the Torium 14?
That vid is epic!
Good to know. Thanks!!
Thanks for the report! At least you got the motor testing out of the way!
Yep, we do it the same, but mostly with circles. I think the chunking and chumming with live makes a difference, at least for us. Especially, if...
Awesome Corey! Great day and video. Glad it all came together.
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