I'm not salty enough to play games on the radio. I have definitely called out bites when I feel generous.
But good tips nevertheless.
Thanks! I'll see how these work and if not, I'll check out the CE Smith ones. These also came from Amazon.
I hear ya.
If I were rolling on a Parker and had the roof space, I'd be going custom welding. For this rig, I want the option to take them off.
I'm still trying to find extra clamp on rod holders that fit on my t-top. Offshore fishing requires a lot of specialized rigs, and going out with...
Too small. Get the 30 something gallon model.
Yes, the pump needs to run the whole time. Should be ok on battery provided you have a good battery...
Paid subscriber baby
Where is this boat located that you are considering? There was one recently for sale in SoCal and am wondering if you might be looking at the same...
A pool?! Freaking aye I'd love that after a long day of fishing and boating.
There are two great threads on here that perfectly outline what you need.
My tow vehicle isn't worthy of a personalized plate LOL. And I'll be damned if I'm gonna go through all that for my trailer. I have a personalized...
Woohoo! I changed up the boat logo and made it look cleaner by removing the guacamole on the sails. I think it looks cleaner.
Ordered the decals...
I have 1 week left of my torturous summer busy season for work and 1 week left before my bait tank is installed on the boat.
I'm fishing every GD...
The few times I've marked offshore fish always starts with a bait ball. The ball slowly scrolls from right to left then the spaghetti worms follow...
I would LOVE to learn more about preparing all sorts of fresh fish. As it is, I rarely keep my fish so I don't get practice.
Cutting them into...
Literally had no idea what this thread was about based on the title. Compelled to click it.
Here's your best way to determine if that thing is working.
When you leave dock, see if you are marking fish (there are ALWAYS fish around the...
When I used to manage quite a few employees, I'd have to remind them that at will employment means they can leave if they don't like their jobs. I...
My kids were playing on the beach at Catalina and I saw a ton of those things in the sand. I picked one up then immediately put it back.
You're basically close to $1000. Buy a newer model. They have subtle but nice improvements for more recent models.
Roy text me pics of the newly engraved knife! He said he chose to do freehand script engraving because he felt it fit the boat name and overall...
The Trouble with Trebles baby.
Although I'd probably prefer single hooks if barracuda are biting. Damn I hate barracudas.
I threw all my old gear in when I sold the last boat so I am now in need of a good knife.
I've always admired the knives from @RWbladez and I...
I'd trust your GPS regarding border coordinates.
As long as you're in Mexican waters, I'd say the Mexican Navy has all discretion to approach if...
My guess would be on Billy K's boat and Dave Hansen's website.
Nice boat for sale!
One million dollars!
I hear ya. I get the colors I want, and I just like the way some of them hang (brand new and unused) on my fishing wall. SOME day I'll put my...
Loren saw my boat today and walked me through his installation idea. Since I don't plan to use the bow bait tank, he can easily tap into the...
For those who are insecure about paperwork and bureaucracy like me, call Discover Baja.
I definitely asked him and he referred me to Oceanside Joe. I think Craig is too busy making tanks to be installing them.
I've decided on a boat logo that went off my original design idea: chips dipping into guacamole.
I don't like boat names on the side of the boat...
You ain't lying! But I know some of those fishies only want the real thing, and apparently my rapier wit isn't enough.
It is BUSY out there!
I'm trying to pay good money to get my bait tank installed and I can't get a soul to pick up the phone.
No matter. I'm...
That should work if the inlet/flow/pressure is your problem. The plastic tank is a better option because it comes rigged without all the doodads...
Then yes, a lot of people have adjusted the flow by using piping with drilled out holes on one side facing the tank walls, so as not to disturb...
Some are listed as flexfit
how long have you been using this baitwell? Has it worked for you in the past? Or is it relatively new and you're just discovering that your bait...
Check your closures.
One of those is mine!
If you can cast without a backlash under moderate energy but you backlash under tons of energy on the cast, then you are simply not using enough...
I didn't grow up fishing conventionals, so the action of using my thumb as a level wind is still a massive hassle for me.
The Tranx (though I...
Craig from West Coast Bait Tanks finished my tank!
I picked it up from his office in Orange. The pic below is a little misleading, as it looks a...
Been gone for a few days on a well deserved vacation with the wife. Summer is my busiest time and I've been putting in 7 days a week since June....
I know you said you out the jigs out. Mind sharing the technique? We're you trolling? Throwing irons?
I only clicked on this thread because I thought it said Dave Hansen.
You're probably gonna get flamed for that.
But that pic is definitely a thousand words. I've never fished a party/cattle boat, and I don't think...
No no no. You have it backwards.
Because I can't go out right now, the fishing WILL pick up again.
When I am ready to fish in September, the...
In case this helps anyone's decision making process, I've said this before on the forums.
When I was considering the EPIRB and PLB and I saw the...
In the middle of the season might be tough man. That's also not a very popular bait tank size from Pacific Edge.
Good luck though. Free bump!
Sorry for the delay in pics.
Here they are. Sun cover is a little dirty since she's been outside at the dealership before I purchased her....
Thanks! I'll keep this in mind. We just went to Hawaii last year, so this might be later down the rotation.
Stupid question. What's this mean?
All things considered, what would you guys recommend for an epic fishing trip that FAMILY can be present at?
I've researched Cedros but that's...
I too have never seen dolphins on my fish finders, despite when I actively try to drive over them.
Most say it's because they avoid our sonar as...
All of this makes me so paranoid. I've been trying to sign up with Discover Baja and can't even get their website to accept my payments.
Damn, you don't get more Personal than that.
Those are definitely on my "Part 2" list. I don't boat at night, so the thermal camera wouldn't be useful.
I have NO IDEA what the...
If you need more people I'll take one.
What he said!
This unit came installed on my boat from the factory and it saw water once when the dealer did a photo shoot.
Advanced Marine took them both off....
Another ACR PLB user here. It's zippered in my life jacket and I always wear it when I'm alone on the boat.
I've always had good luck working with Darren from PM Winter Boat Covers. Google him.
I've always thought of having a life raft. Now that I'm going offshore more often and taking more passengers, I feel like it's my responsibility...
They just rigged my new boat and will install my bait tank too.
Love that they're all named "D".
I knew my experience was unique because Longfin has a great reputation. I don't think the shop as a whole or all its employees are bad. I don't...
I'd rather get there at 6am to launch and deal with the crowd. If you get there at 9am or later, you may not have parking at all.
I'm imagining a LOT of homeless types along the shoreline.
Not yet. Looks exactly the same as when they shrunk it to the last 1/4 of the lot.
Watch the iron as it gets closer to your boat.
I would say the VAST majority of boat owners don't particularly use their boats with any frequency.
Look at any marina and notice how many boats...
That's probably the most popular time. You'll be up against about a dozen boats or so.
Doable, but hopefully you have help.
The guy was a full-time worker at The Longfin. The actual Shimano person was very helpful.
It went way past a joke. The guy followed me around...
I have always used the Improved Clinch Knot. I don't think this is a knot that gets a lot of use (or respect) from saltwater guys, but it's what I...
Damn, that thing must've looked like a dead whale behind you for Harbor Patrol to notice and let you know about it.
The predictions for this last Sunday were excellent.
Got on the water headed to Catalina and almost turned around twice as it was really crappy....
Hahaha! Sorry I didn't notice the original guy who responded bumped you up years later.
I'm a wuss but I would've be fishing that far out with wind closing on 20 knots.
How big is your boat?
Nice report! The Robalo is really showing its value.
Sucks about the sportboat. I've been the only boat off the red buoy at Dana when the 1 day...
In the minority here: I've had unpleasant experiences, mostly due to guys who act like they're the only ones who know how to fish.
I had one guy...
For Everingham Bait Barges, a half scoop is $35 and full scoop is $45.
That doesn't include tip, which you should always give.
I buy a scoop for each trip, and I've NEVER run out of bait , including 4 people fishing.
Depends on how much you fish live bait.
How many of you actually carry a life raft onboard?
If you don't, what is the #1 reason you don't?
Pink is a hot color right now...
As I wait for the bait tank and my next fishing trip (which likely won't be until September), I'm left to tinker with other things.
We went out...
Irvine Lake is reopening...
Bye bye $1000!
It's all good. I definitely don't troll at 12 knots LOL.
I had 1 or 2 x-raps skip on me and that's enough for me to quit them. I fish by myself...
If you fish or boat by yourself, always wear your life jacket (get a comfortable one) and always have your safety/emergency gear on your person....
No, I've got the new ones with the clear bills. I actually ended up using one last weekend because I forgot my Halcos.
Even Rapala admits that...
Your rod (as in the whole thing or the tip?) twists? That shouldn't be happening.
Your line might be twisted at the top, causing the tip...
Unpopular opinion: I don't like X-raps anymore because they are so damn temperamental about how they need to be trolled. You're always left...
I'm a bass fisherman at heart, so I don't always go out with live bait. I have a certain impatience for waiting for my little fishy to be eaten by...
Not sure what can be accomplished. If they're building something, they're building something.
Might be wiser to run up to Newport and launch from...
I hate when the kelp isn't around. I love fishing those massive forests and it seems the fish are more likely to play too.
Jesus, those sleeping pics are epic! How does the boy sleep like that?
No autopilot (yet) for me. Want to learn about the boat first and then possibly step up to that.
I DO have structure scan. LOVE those images and...
So. Much. Money. Into. This. Hobby.
Thanks! Simrad is always on my radar but the sizes they sold wouldn't have worked with the way my console was already laid out. Two screens would...
Posting in one of the least visited forums bud.
Try posting in "Fishing Chit Chat".
Thanks! How do you "pressurize" the tank? Is it just the lid?
The first official fishing trip for Chips N Guac was a success (with some minor hiccups)
We launched out of Dana Point on a Sunday (I still hate...
15 year hiatus? You must have some fishing karma coming your way.
I see someone is making his grumpy rounds. Must be a non sex night at the house. :gay:
Anyways, I try reverse psychology, like not bringing a...
Oh if you don't fish, that's basically like winning the lottery.
I understand the nature of your question, but you might be counting too small of the potatoes here.
If gas cost is going to make or break your...
I'm bringing my godson and brother in law out tomorrow, and they only fish with spinning gear.
I like outfitting them with new stuff even though...
My only concern with the bay boat series is how deep the gunwales are, both for fighting fish and safety for my kids.
I'm sure they work just...
A great boat you can take anywhere.
I believe John Beerling and Erik Landesfiend rock Caymans. Erik might have the 22 footer.
LOL sure, but I saw him do it live about 15 times. Next to me.
Picked her up from Advanced Marine yesterday and all her electronics are in (minus the bait tank).
I thought there was an issue with...
You know your personal situation best. I think if you truly wanted to keep the boat AND buy the house, you'd have explored all possible options....
Dang man. That is WAY more work than I'm willing to do for lures LOL.
I hear ya. I hate going out on weekends too, but that's one of the only ways to accommodate friends and relatives with regular schedules.
I hang mine off plastic hooks in the garage wall.
A yellowtail would have "pumped" your rod due to head shakes.
A bat ray is more likely as it will feel like a blanket or kite that is just...
Can you add more rod holders?
That thing have a motor?
I'm headed out Sunday too, but not until 5am.
What channel will you be on and what's your call sign?
Different color scheme and designs.
Yeah, the name took me a long time to think of and be happy with. I think that's a good one as well, but she has been named hence.
I think that's a keen observation. These are not likely to be the final colors, and there's a good chance it will even just be all black.
I watched Billy K bait and get hooked within seconds to 1 minute at most for paddy fish.
I do not long soak anymore.
Another possibility for the boat name/logo.
Yes. I had a Kodiak bait tank that was cleanly installed by Advanced Marine on my previous boat.
However, I want this boat to be as clean and...
Thanks! Headed there this Sunday, and hopefully the yellowtail come back.
I'd be lying if I said I hated that.
Now that I've named her, it's time to decide how I want to display her name.
I like simplicity and cleanliness when it comes to my stuff, and...
Gotcha. Yeah, the Thresher design isn't showing up yet, especially since it's a skinnier beam on a 22' boat.
Glad you got a better cover!
I think that the general public has learned about the crappy situation at Dana Point, which means they are staying away.
We went out a month ago...
Dude, Chunks is the dog's name.
How much was the CoverQuest?
I've had good luck and great service from Darren at PM Winter Boat Covers.
Craig from West Coast Bait Tanks visited the boat today and called me for his new recommendation.
We're going with a traditional oval design...
Agreed. But imagine the lack of strength of a spool that only holds 100 yards!
I did! See two posts above yours.
Just wondering if chunking, say at Catalina, can catch yellowtail.
I wouldn't be comfortable with anything less than 270 yards, which is the typical line capacity for a smaller Avet.
In my efforts to do things "better" (you learn new things as you go, so you make adjustments), I'm trying to take care of the trailer even better....
Isn't it so much simpler to upload the pic from your phone/laptop and just post it?
The boat was dropped off again this morning to finish the rest of the electronics. I can't wait to play around with the much better B75M...
Come August 26 I will be weekdays again for about 8 months.
Busy season for me during summer.
Caught on what?
Nice job! Sorry to ask: what does "can dump" mean?
Took the boat out on the water for the FIRST TIME this Sunday.
It was a family day that included my wife, kids, best friend and his family....
Picked up the boat today, although a little anticlimactic.
My electronics are only partially done, with the antenna and both transducers still in...
What color was the dodo or YT?
It is very sad not to name your boat. Take care of her and she'll take care of you.
I've had 3 boats thus far.
First one was named Red Tracker because, well, it was a Red Tracker.
Second was named Do Over because I felt like I...
Trust me. I am very aware.
Splash down Sunday approaches, and because this will be a family outing, I've got to get the non-fishing stuff put together.
We're going out with...
This is true.
We sold our house of 10 years two months ago and it sold for $60,000 more than my wildest dreams.
Now, we're renting and waiting...
I have never had a trolling motor lose charge on any fishing trip, assuming the batteries have been charged.
Love the MinnKota trolling motors...
Is that the guy behind the counter area in the back right?
Thanks! I'll check him out.
Still waiting patiently for my electronics to get installed by Advanced Marine. I'll admit that it's taking far longer than I would have hoped, so...
I don't know if Kurt saw your question.
The seat is factory from Robalo but he paid someone to put hinges so it can swing forward.
The tank is...
You got me.
I'm gonna spend the Starbucks macchiato and buy the monthly thing.
Weather looks good. Make sure to leave the island before it gets too late.
My personal late departure time from Catalina is 2pm.
It can definitely be boiled down to "If you have the paperwork, you don't have to worry about going".
But I was trying to get a sense of how...
I don't have your console space but I was recently stuck between a 12 inch screen vs. two 9 inch screens.
I chose the two 9 inch screens because...
Can't go wrong. Personal preference.
Imo, Furuno is the top choice for commercial fishermen, but you'll pay a pretty penny.
I've had Lowrance...
My seat already flips forward so no hinges are necessary.
I'm gonna take one more look tomorrow and deliver a verdict. My other concern...
Not a bad idea. The problem is that there is an access port there (not seen in the pics) that would be partially covered.
Hence, it's either all...
I wouldn't mind that EXCEPT it would be another month before the boat is actually usable for offshore.
And I've done TOO MUCH waiting this...
I stopped by Advanced Marine early this morning to meet up with Craig from West Coast Bait Tanks. He finished my tank and we wanted to see the...
I enjoyed very much when they had Paulie on from Wicked Tuna.
Something about that guy's clown ass voice that makes me want to keep listening.
LOL you're right. (Oh and I rarely fish with live bait. I'm one of "those guys").
I use NOAA and pray for good/better conditions.
I don't recall the last time a fish EVER bit a live bait from me (except for ghost shrimp).
I am a HORRIBLE live bait fisherman, and I'm not...
I'd probably buy a Walmart combo until he shows he's getting out there frequently enough to warrant better gear.
In my experience, you can pretty...
Gonna sell it once it's all installed.
You gave me good advice about Discover Baja so I'm definitely using them. Just wanted to see the likelihood of being checked as,...
Assuming that all boaters have the appropriate paperwork and permits to fish the Coronado Islands (and we all know you all do), how often...
Loving the report and that Maritime.
What? No pics?
My eBay purchase came today for the Yo-Zuri Hydro Pencil lures!
Erik Landesfiend wrote how he used an Abu Garcia Revo Toro Beast for this lure...
Maybe a local, NICE forum user can offer a freezer for you? I don't have a larger freezer unit and am too far for your fishing area
I hope you're ok bud. As my mom always said, nothing matters without health.
Any popping setups?
Although SOME days, I think there might still be another "she"...
AND one in Vegas. :devil:
I've been chasing after "she" for a while now. Back when it was a car I wanted in the early 2000s. :-)
I still don't have a name for her, and splashdown is approaching in the next couple of weeks.
I don't think any of these are real contenders,...
The boat came with two sets of keys (as they all should) and I needed new key chains.
I wanted some that float and would be easy to see in case...
Hopefully rmn6 will chime in with his experience as I believe you wanted his perspective.
For me, the radio is still being installed and I...
When you're boat-less and can't fish, what do you do?
You stare at fishing reports and daydream of what you would do if you were on the water....
When you are looking at the guide side, it's called the taint.
When you are looking at the non-guide side, it's called the shaft.
On a party boat, I don't give a damn.
On my boat, no one out fishes me.
(at least that's what I say to myself)
Need a subscription to watch.
There is technique, and there is luck.
I posted before that my first experience with a foamer was crazy.
Basically, I was casting into the...
I saw a post here discussing a battery jumper in case your boat batteries die on the water.
I thought it was an excellent safety tool, even...
I just upgraded 2 feet. Make it happen.
I love touch screens. Some people want the ergonomics of a knob, especially underway.
If you're going for one screen only, I'd go for the biggest...
After the long 4th of July break, it was finally time to bring her to the shop for rigging.
I chose Advanced Marine because they've given me...
I heard darker colors sink faster. :-)
I don't count lost fish as "zeroes". So I think you're doing pretty well so far.
I've had PLENTY of real zeroes. Haven't gone out yet this year...
So much information (and even conflicting ones) on this topic.
IMO, the biggest factor is height. If you're installing on a tower, get an 8 foot...
Don't understand the title, but boat looks good.
Your rod angle is too high and you are retrieving too fast.
Every iron has its own needs, so you have to adjust. If you don't like how the...
Dammit, I hate days like that. Nice long trip too.
Get 'em next time.
If only they made a Tesla boat.
Nice! Way to salvage what seemed like an unproductive day.
How many gallons of gas do you burn on a trip like that?
Perhaps you should buy it?
When something doesn't sell, it's a combination of not what people want and the price is too high.
If I pay for a private captain, I politely let them know they can fish. The best ones have politely refused.
If I'm ever on a party boat, those...
How about both?
Weird stuff happens.
Love the 942xs.
The 18xhd is better.
Transducer depends on his fishing habits. Contact Gil Travis. I run two: B75M for offshore and GT34 inshore.
I don't have personal experience with chunking, but I've read about the strategy for West Coast fishing.
Tell you what, the more I watch Wicked...
In that case, my grandma must've been a mad scopolamine user!
Thanks! I'm about to buy the big brother version of it (only $20 more).
Peace of mind on the water goes a long way.
I am positive my LC lures don't run as well on single hooks.
Probably not true, but you know fishermen.
Brand of jumper please.
And if anyone has suggestions for battery jumpstarters for a boat, please throw them out there. I'm a safety whore.
30 lbs of drag sounds nice. But a 30lb.yellowtail will also test it.
I say give it a shot. Worst case scenario: you lose a nice fish, you blow up...
Silly question: what would be the fun of that?
FishDope is valuable to me, especially since the information is legit and I usually fish weekdays.
That way, I avoid the crowds and I can move...
People who are dedicated to this forum don't really need to be told this.
It's the googans who barely use their boats who try to do and remember...
I just did this yesterday.
BoatUS and AAA both came in under $300 for the year.
Went with AAA because they offered me 3x the Liability...
Picked her up today!
Shout out to Ken and the crew at Cali Marine. Ken, especially, was super thorough throughout the whole process and I was...
You could probably honestly use a kid's toy for that.
Hell, find a stick, tie on some fishing line and attach to a sabiki.
I noticed his location, hence I deleted my post.
But yes, a killbag is still better.
I've never had an iron not swim.
Except I DO have to vary my retrieve for each of them. They have their own cadence, as if they have personalities.
I didn't grow up using conventional reels, and I pretty much hate using my thumb to guide the line back on (I do understand the benefits of it;...
I've sold boats private party. DM if you have questions.
Most important thing is whether you have the title or have a lien on the boat.
Came home to another package today!
Defender Marine came through and really DID sell me a $400 radio for $179!
Now I can anticipate where the...
And now he gets to blame you when they go missing.
Call marinas and ask for a guest slip.
Just bought one.
Oh the agony of waiting! I'm a day or two away from picking her up but, of course, 4th of July is almost here. That just cuts into how quickly I...
Blah blah blah I got no boat boo hoo hoo
Nice! I might be interested once the rig comes in.
But I'd mostly want pics of the boat. :D
(fish are good too)
Restored my faith in humanity.
be smart, have the right safety equipment, and have a buddy boat. Your boat can make it there. I've taken my 18-footer there.
You answered my question in the first post.
Oftentimes, one party is upset but the other has NO IDEA.
Also true with relationships.
I have a very different picture of what you just wrote.
Y'all making money off this product?
Joke was from my Vietnamese brother in law, when we were discussing how many Asians love to fish, particularly off piers. Also well known that...
Yes, would love a report from the OP as well.
I started fishing Catalina last year, and have gone a few times on my own. Make sure you've got...
I have a simple rule for kids on the boat: each kid needs 1 adult to supervise (not including the Captain).
If something happens, I need to be...
LOL just an Asian joke man. I'm Asian.
DEFINITELY like a glove.
Only if you're Vietnamese.
Another piece of equipment I sold along with my previous boat is the bait net. It was nothing special; just a random one I bought from the local...
Thanks! I just looked it up and noticed that they DO have them cheaper for the used/slightly used ones.
It's still cheaper for me to get mine...
Forums are so crazy.
Guy was just casually telling a story that would annoy most of us, and somehow he gets roasted.
If anything, he's just...
Wu Tang socks ain't nutting to eff with!
Outstanding report. Can't wait to get my new rig out there.
This project seems to have died in 2014.
I always chock my front wheels when launching; hopefully that's enough.
No sir, YOU made a good call suggesting I get it.
Thanks! I'm chronicling this as much for myself as anyone else who might be interested.
I love learning and this hobby sure does do quite a bit...
So I was cruising the forums (as I almost always do) and was reminded of the Side Vu and Clear Vu (aka Down Vu) technology that can be used on the...
That is the HOT color this season!
Contact Darren at PM Winter Boat Covers.
Will be about $500 give or take, but not $1000s. He has different options.
Just Google him for contact...
I went to the dealership today and closed the deal. She needs hull identification numbers as well as the overall detail from the dealership before...
That stuff doesn't matter for tuna fishing. What you want is a unit and transducer that will show the water column, and pretty much all of them do...
Probably 2 for the boat and 2 for trolling motors. I've had 4 batteries on all my boats.
You are correct. Like I said, I don't anchor :D
Thanks! Working on it!
Yeah my others are 12x32 also. Got them for a crazy good deal.
I'm gonna send the bigger ones to Baker Marine and see if I prefer them to the...
If the gyros aren't working well, they need it.
If you have a pair, why are you looking?
K, so I have a pair of these that I bought off eBay last year.
They need refurbishing, which is about $350 - $400 from Baker Marine in San Diego....
Precise drag setting is best before the boat leaves the dock.
Once you're out there, drag (and fighting the fish) is all instinct. Most guys who...
I used my anchor maybe 5 times on my previous boat, and I definitely stopped using it once I got the Minn Kota Ulterra trolling motor installed....
That blood on your Captain's chair is hurting my OCD.
Great job btw!
My plan is to fish both inshore and offshore, and in order to do offshore properly, I'm going to need a proper bait tank.
My last boat had a 32...
Based on Kurt's recommendation, I am returning the Standard Horizon GX1700 and getting an AIS equipped marine VHF radio.
I looked at the...
I always wear my life vest, kill switch, PLB, portable VHF, and survival gear.
Glad he walked away from that.
Amazon came today!
I included my dock lines in the sale of the last boat, so I needed new ones.
I normally boat alone, so I need dock lines...
Dammit, I'm returning the Standard Horizon VHF and buying a Garmin VHF radio with AIS. I just want to make sure I pick one that...
Woohoo! I got confirmation from uShip that my towing payment has been refunded. I saw that my account had already been credited.
So I'm kinda weird in that I can spend money on big ticket items but I will desperately hunt to save a few hundred bucks on smaller things.
Dammit Kurt! I already bought the gx1700 but of course I can return it and get the one with AIS.
But if I'm getting radar, I don't REALLY need a...
So, I've been waiting patiently for my next boat, which is driving me up the wall.
I decided I'm going to cope with this by starting my own boat...
Now THAT'S what I needed to hear.
Thank you. That looks clean.
However, I noticed that your hatch happened to be placed right in front of the bait tank, which suggests you didn't...
Please do, thanks!
Hey man, I hear ya. But if you're suggesting a fiberglass bait tank that will hold hundreds of pounds of water and bait should have a mechanism...
But what about when access to the lower deck is necessary? Isn't the hatch there for a reason?
I want to install a fiberglass bait tank UNDER this leaning post, but it has an existing hatch to access the fuel tank.
Is it unreasonable to ask...
You bought this from Eric last year right?
Sold to me! Thanks Robert!
Do you know how to check for closures at Clemente?
Damn those are super clear videos. This guy was being hunted (good).
Don't be "that guy" who marvels at street vendors in Times Square selling iPads for $50.
These electronics have specific ranges for monetary...
Let's Talk Hook Up mentioned that the blue/white surface iron was the only color they were biting down in Mexico.
I'll take it. PM sent.
New boat comes with Simrad GO7XSE and B60 transducer. The transducer is going in the trash.
I could either ADD a Simrad NSS12...
NOBODY had a jack on the scene of an RV campground?!
I prefer a Komodo SS 400 series, but whatever works for you.
I think the reel is only one part of making the iron swim, so it doesn't necessarily...
My next boat comes stock with a "cute" Simrad GO5XSE and a B60 transducer.
I'm thinking if keeping BOTH the Simrad and B60 but installing a...
Are you guys posting in the right thread?
Damn, I feel like God just spoke to me from the top of the mountain.
From a height perspective, you don't think the ergonomics would be off?...
Randy Wood said he could make me a 25 gallon tank, which is exactly what you're estimating. From what I've read, that's enough for a scoop...
There's no space forward of the helm as the console door actually swings open, with the front seat attached to it.
I don't want to do the swim...
I've read the various threads on BD and other forums about this but would love to get opinions.
My new boat has a leaning post that is "too...
Nope. I'm pretty sure that stuff is a pain to keep clean unless you are meticulous about cleaning it
When my boat is finished, I'm always down to buddy boat. It will be my first time driving to San Clemente and would love the company and safety.
I'm more interested in a Tesla that'll be able to tow my boat around town.
Were you installing this on a t top or the console?
Those are strange looking fish.
You're gonna lose more crankbaits if you're running them deep especially in kelp forests. I prefer weedless rigs such as plastics and flukes when...
If I have 2 dollars and increase it to 3 dollars, I've increased my bank account by 50%.
I might be interested. I just talked to them and they seem like a great outfit.
Just waiting to see what he can do for my new rig. I'll hit you...
Agreed. But I'm not waiting 6 months to get my boat ready.
Who's waiting to go BFT fishing?
I've been talking to him. But communication is spotty, so I looked at other options.
Should've trusted my previous experience: Advanced Marine (now in Huntington Beach) can do it all.
I'm looking for a shop in OC that can do all the following:
Install thru hull Transducer
Install Trim Tabs
Nothing right now.
Wut, I didn't know these guys even existed. GLWS
I didn't think about that! Could actually have some truth to it.
In the years I've used BD, I've noticed that the used boating market here is typically for relatively older boats (10 years or older). This is...
I thought I was the last person to switch to braid, but lo and behold, here you are.
I won't pretend to be an expert, but I'll tell you what...
Motor and hp?
Anyone who buys from me always gets a great deal. :-)
Likely another center console in the 20' - 22' range. Even more modified than this one!
Why not buy some portable gas containers and get on?
Sorry if that was confusing.
The price is $27,000.
I included "would be" pricing because since she's a relatively newer model, people like to...
If you're into eating whole fish, clean 'em and make a mixture of chopped fresh garlic, onion, tomatoes and vinegar then stuff the inside. Salt...
....AND I didn't see they were just kidding about that.
I'm finally seriously considering upgrading my boat, so I'm listing it here for feelers.
She's modified heavily and is wonderful both for inshore...
If you've got the funds, do the fiberglass thing with plumbing below deck. It will pay for itself many times over.
A second choice would be to...
I was considering a new 2120 but the transom design isn't conducive to a West coast bait tank. If I get a 2120, it'll have to be a...
While it's certainly possible to use a 16 foot boat offshore, it may not be advisable depending on your boating experience. You're mostly looking...
I was there today. It is mostly the same as my last report (too lazy to copy and paste; find it via my profile).
They transferred the majority of...
Depends on where you are, who it's from and quality.
But roughly $100 - $200.
Perfect! Exactly what I was looking for. And 3 people to fish still (including yourself)?
Whether it's the older models or the newer one with the inadequate, built in bait tank, has anyone ever put a proper, West coast style bait tank...
Call Billy K and spend that on a 1 day trip on his boat. Bring some friends if you're feeling generous.
Shhh, I can't feel my face right now.
That's what I was counting on from the start. I will play it by ear.
Thanks Cap. Trying to get this monkey off my back.
Feeling really crappy about not being able to fish tomorrow since I've planned this day for a month now.
If I just fish Newport Harbor and stay...
And there's this one.
I already shifted my work from...
I'm confused as hell with the opposite forecasts I'm seeing on 5 different sites.
I'm fishing inshore, hugging the shoreline. It shows that...
Nice! I'm going out tomorrow and the weather window seems good.
My expedition has both. But I always use wheel chocks until it's time for me to drive up. Extra precaution especially when I'm alone.
I haven't tried it yet, but it might be possible to use a phone app such as TuneIn Radio to get stations not picked up by local radio waves.
I fish and boat alone 90% of the time. Whether it's inflatable (which I've had) or regular (which I use), I have it on all the time.
While that sounds like a lot of time, for a boat repair of that magnitude, I say it's about right.
When cars break down, we just call AAA. When...
Billy K is wonderful but he'll cost you a pretty penny (if you've got the money then no biggie). He's also likely booked for the season but reach...
Confused: are the dates on the posts wrong (2010) or are you guys responding to a 9 year old thread?
Jesus Christ, landing the fish onto the boat sounds way more complicated than fighting the damn thing.
Me, I'd drag it back and if it tax man...
LOL I'm not keeping the boat. I use it a few years, pay a little bit a month, then sell.
But if you want to have a detailed conversation about...
So I finally got to visit Dana Point Boat Launch today. I have one actual picture below, but I realized a top down view is probably the best way...
I'm so concerned about this temporary set up that I plan to drive there without the boat just so I can judge what everyone is talking about....
I like new school: I'm partial to Kicker Jigs.
I always pack my tackle box specific to the trip I'm taking.
My favorite storage is hanging all my surface iron off my metal shelf rack in the...
I'm all about the perfect water conditions for bass: current, light and kelp lanes. I love dropping lures into the lanes and mimicking a dying...
Nike Elite socks. They've got extra padding that helps me stay comfortable while on my feel all day.
Everyone learns differently, so of your take is just practice, go for it. My advice was predicated on building smaller skill sets leading up to...
Sounds like a "yes homo" trip if fishing is that slow on a trip that long.
Before I had kids, my pee hole was cleaned a lot more.
Now, I have to get a babysitter first.
Plus 1 for Komodo.
I'd be so mad if that guy was blocking my ability to launch.
J/K hope she got back OK with minimal damage.
That's a good setup then. I'd do the fluoro and go kill calicos and what not. I only use mono for my trolling setups now.
I don't have that reel but 20 lb. braid seems light, especially if you're fishing kelp. I'd put at least 40 lb. if it were me.
Don't answer the door with a gun, especially when you know it's cops. Don't continue carrying a gun when conversing with cops.
Yup, I bounced it and the hook came off.
No gaffing. My freezer is full.
Went out on Tuesday with a plan to fish San Onofre because I knew the kelp had grown back. While it's still a little spotty compared to the...
That's a shame.
That series and guys like you (and the YouTube videos) are major reasons I got into this ocean fishing thing in the first place....
Why no SWBA?
You should contact Gil Travis. Google his name and BDOutdoors or The Hull Truth.
He will tell you exactly what you should do if you tell him...
In my experience, Side Scan is useless the moment you are 30 seconds away from the shoreline. That's because we have such deep drop-offs AND our...
$5 won't even buy me one jig head (I've got about 7 billion last time I counted).
$20 is one Lucky Craft lure that catches me about 100+ fish...
When I first started fishing braid and fluoro, I also tried out various line conditioners. This was particularly since I had straight fluorocarbon...
Appreciate the replies. Especially from you grimy guys you.
I have a few loads for you if you want.
LOL I've owned my share but I'm just saying that prior to this year and just these two hats, I haven't seen them get this grimy and irreparable...
I've recently been using new hats purchased from a local store, and after only a few trips each, they're both super grimy and discolored in...
This is mine now. PM sent.
Is this for the launch ramp right next to Back Bay Bistro or somewhere else?
Like many fishermen, I'm superstitious and stick to what gets bit.
I use Warbaits heads and Big Hammer tails. My most bitten pattern is the...
Shit, if I had the skills and know-how, I'd buy this in a second. You're just asking someone to tow it away for you LOL.
I've been catching all the bonito I want just right next to the red buoy. Fish it slightly north/northwest of the buoy.
All caught on surface iron.
Gotcha. The suggestions of practice are good, although a bit conceptual.
Wet your line before your first cast. I usually have drinking...
You're #2. I will contact you if #1 falls through.
Up for sale is an almost new Phenix Crankbait Rod. It's an XG740 and the details are:
7'4" Moderate Action
Line: 8 - 17 lb.
I use a Phenix M1 Inshore SMX82MH. Works well for larger surface iron and heavier jerk baits.
Plug in your boat, assuming you have a battery charger on the boat.
If your boat is truly going to not be used THAT long, then you need to take...
LOL here's a lobster report:
Dropped traps and came back. There were lobsters inside.
Really debated going out today because of the tornado winds we experienced yesterday. The forecast called for more Santana but not as violent. I...
No tornado winds down there today?
What exactly is/are the issue(s) you are having?
Yikes. Good thing no one was hurt.
I barely take 4 people on my 18.5 footer.
5 people on a 12 footer sounds like trouble.
I go as close to shore as I can until the lifeguard yells at me.
Dead sticking Roddy eh? I like that technique.
Thank you. I'm looking at middle and stern applications. Please feel free to post a pic of your setup.
On the other hand, I'm fishing inshore one time and a charter boat from Dana Point sidles up to me about 20 - 30 feet out.
We're the only two...
LOL don't blame them on account of me.
But yes, the naming (UN) convention is pretty awful. That's what you get with engineers who know their...
Google Avet Reel Sizes and go to Images.
There's an (older) picture of the reels shown from left to right. It will show you most of them.
Surf SHOULD calm down but y'all gonna have a windy day. barf
Anyone got pics of aftermarket bait tanks on walkarounds?
I just bought the 364 size so obviously I'm trying to round out my collection.
I bet you're pleasant in person
I love the research and process that goes into buying "big ticket" items.
Since you're buying a used boat, you should first determine if the...
If most of us on this forum look like most guys I see on boats and fishing, these will be very short lived and unflattering looking fights.
3 - 6 boats only on a Saturday?
Looks like things are wrapping up for the offshore crowd.
I don't own a single piece of clothing from Salty Crew. I like seeing other guys wearing them because I can easily tell who fishes or boats.
I ordered a Revo Inshore reel on Ebay since the price has gone down significantly since it was first introduced (one of my favorite inshore...
Pretty much my life every week.
A few of mine have slipped despite my tightening it to the point of line breakage.
So I've started dabbing them with Gorilla Glue and I haven't...
Guy accuses wrong person of a mistake and then finds a different reason to be mad, completely forgetting to apologize for original sin.
I got a few of those.
I haven't caught anything with them yet but admittedly haven't used them much either. I agree that they pretty much run auto.
Were you trolling?
Just you apparently.
I think every jig can be made to swim, mostly by retrieve speed and rod angle.
However, we fishermen are a superstitious and secretive lot,...
How much is that thing? $20?
Buy 2 and call it a day.
Where do they sell the 200 size? I love my Komodo SS!
Gimme dem pics!
I bought two portable gas tanks for my boat. I used Ebay because some vendors (Amazon) won't deliver to California customers because of our...
If y'all ain't already in fraternities, I see them in your future
(no hate; Greek myself)
Great day fishing! Aw geez, I could've done without the dead dolphin pic.
Something about dead mammals man...
I always ask nicely for paddies and frankly, I don't think I've seen too many boats catching as I pulled up to said paddy. LOL Maybe...
Where is this at?
Was he Vietnamese?
The southern backside (Church Rock) produced bass and barracuda for us. Meter around until you see fish and drop lures or bait.
Whew. I thought that said "ones transmitting AIDS".
Offshore is TOUGH despite what you will read on reports here and what you watch on YouTube. For every epic day, there are so many skunks. Just...
I have always felt insecure about Dana Point vs. San Diego when I first started this offshore thing. And it's funny to me that this statement is...
HAHAHAHA! Sorry, it won't let me edit the thread title any more.
Thanks! Would you believe there were almost zero paddies out there? We trolled for about 30 minutes and spent the rest of the time paddy hunting...
Thank you! I just went off what my bud said it was. Skipjack it is!
Buddy and I launched out of Dana Point around 6am. Full scoop of bait contained LOTS of macks and very large sardines. For some...
If one is fishing east/southeast Catalina and decided to go backside via the southern part, about how much more time/miles is that?...
I have used and will continue to use Dan's link.
I always save and print my receipts before I receive confirmation emails. Sort of a paranoid habit.
On my first boat, I would religiously wash down the trailer after launching. That got tiresome REAL quickly. Also, I couldn't do it if there was a...
Freaking awesome day man! So happy for you and what a great story.
If you let me borrow "Bob" (great reference; love that movie), I'll troll him...
Contact Tom as well (Towerfab). He makes great tanks and is often the most competitively priced.
Aw geez that sucks man. Hope it gets fixed nice and quickly.
Is that Landesfiend providing color commentary?
Also, that reel looks like it's hating life. Is Decker really using his thumb to slow down the...
Is that a Kodiak/Aquaworld bait tank?
West Marine carries them but not sure if I'm stock at your local store. Go to their website and type in "L...
At the last possible second, I got insecure and bought the Ulterra 60". That's DESPITE some great people telling me I should go for the 72"...
Depends on how you want to fish and the conditions. Are you on a boat? How deep is the lake? Is there current?
For starters, if you want...
Did they even bother asking for a receipt?
Just a quick report from yesterday.
Left Dana Point around 9am with a bud who'd never caught a fish and never been on my boat. My plan was to...
Pics of puke.
No, no, I'm j/k
Kinda getting sick and tired of this "I don't like BFT but I keep catching them" game you're playing.
I just purchased an Avet SXJ MC for $200 brand new WITH free braid and fluoro spooling.
Sell a great item at a great price using a great ad and all you'll worry about is which person to sell it to.
I'd bring all paperwork if I were fishing within 12 miles of land.
There is no "white guy gets to argue his civil rights or legal semantics"...
I was going out with a buddy on Tuesday just to fish the kelp around DP. The 25 knot winds for that day means we'll be trying to keep ourselves in...
Better bring some puke pills
To those who've experienced T Tops before, do they really provide good, consistent shade on an offshore trip or does the boat's constant shifting...
In college, we'd always use the fat girl from the unpopular sorority.
Everyone goes through lulls. Sometimes I find myself thinking "What am I even doing here" when I'm prepping for launch but then it subsides when...
Nice job and awesome getting your dad on fish!
GLWS Great boat!
For the life of me, I will never understand why Robalo thought a 15 gallon livewell was a good idea.
Pretty sure you just found the end of the Earth.
See, it's confusing me too. I'm literally there every other day and I don't know what he's on about.
Here you go
I was gonna say where are the pictures?
Then I scrolled down.
Turner's has them.
They are pretty sturdy, hence they retain their original shapes quite well.
That said, assuming the bag is not filled to the top, you can fold or...
Gotcha. I definitely know about the cramped exit especially when lots of boats are washing. I thought you meant actual parking as there are tons...
It looks like you stuffed a body in that kill bag.
Craigslist link is dead. He probably sold it.
Not being contrarian, just actually curious.
I launch out of Dana several times a week. I don't notice the parking or Meth heads you speak of....
I'd pay more attention to the condition of the boat, it's apparent history (since you'll never truly know) and your gut feeling of the owner...
I know exactly what you mean. Read my other post and it should fix your FG knot. But if the Alberto works, go with what works for you.
There are many YouTube videos but I found the best one is by the guy wearing a hat over a red table.
Advice: depending on your line...
I haven't tried it regularly myself mostly because it's a little messy and time consuming.
What I do know is that you should use fluorocarbon...
I wouldn't do it.
Do a 4 bank battery if you want to charge all 4.
Aren't your boat batteries synced for charging though? I have 4 batteries as...
"Do I really have to say all these Sundays?"
Get that thing wet and tell me how it goes!
What kind of setup did you catch it with? Curious how a bass setup fared against that thing.
I'd go for redundant safety gear first.
Long Range antenna paired with GPS radio.
EPIRB or PLB plus handheld radio (with GPS again).
My 17 foot aluminum was powered by a 90 Mercury 2 stroke. More than enough.
Good advice but tell you what.
I bought my first boat having never owned one, driven one, or even been on anyone else's boat before. The water...
It's like you're getting a lingerie fitting for your wife during wedding night.
NOAA shows 10 - 15 kt winds on Tuesday with mixed swells.
Thursday looks better if I'm looking at it correctly.
I'll be out there Wednesday...
If you read the article, feel free to change that wrong format whenever you see it.
Welcome! Are you also on Hull Truth? They're more of an East Coast/South website so you might get more localized advice there.
What do you want...
Yes, I believe the first time you did it was correct. Your app seems to use the Degrees/Minutes/Decimal Minutes format.
For the record, you...
Nice Morita custom gaff! (and fish)
God, don't tell me we're naming lures now.
I already name my rod and reel setups. God help my OCD.
I am and I see your point
I THOUGHT they made an SXJ but was too lazy to look it up.
Considering a light setup for #10 - #20.
Is the Avet SX OK for this or is it overkill despite being the smallest reel they offer?
I have never had the urge to tell a female to STFU.
Tough call as everyone's a specialist AND everyone's swamped during the season.
For boat and engine, I trust Advanced Marine in Costa Mesa. I'm...
If you're not making Macks, it's simply because they aren't there.
Move locations and try again.
I had a Mustang as well. Darn thing showed off how quickly it inflates when I had it in the bottom storage and water seeped into the boat since I...
Yes he does. Go to his website or call him to order.
Yeesh, I love/hate thinking about this stuff. I'm also awful at remembering rods.
Avet JX Raptor
Phenix Axis Rod
Shimano Trinidad 12a
"Where the beer gives you gas and the Bundys kick ass."
In the words of Al Bundy who had just met a homosexual man who cook him a full dinner:
"I love you"
Ah, I wasn't 100% certain this thread related to THAT thread.
I used to head the social media/Yelp department in my previous job and this is a...
I'm in south OC and I just might consider contacting you for my next big catch.
I don't think you intended it this way, but there seems to be a logical disconnect in your post.
You tell us you loved that your mom...
Bman is right.
Also, what is your speed when you're comparing these readings? Every fish finder looks picture perfect in the harbor, where the...
Awesome report! I need to learn to Prepare the fish like you did
Amazeballs. Great report! I need to learn how to prepare the fish just liking your pictures.
Thx for all the interest fellas.
I currently have a buyer on deck. If he doesn't pick up on Wednesday, it's back on the market.
Pretty basic question for those who have the experience to compare the two.
Thanks, that sort of clarifies things.
Their website clearly states they do a lot of rigging including towers, bait tanks and electronics, but...
Really stupid question and please note I'm not trying to start anything. It's going into my research into Parker sales and setups.
Why get the...
The bait tank is basically flush to the stern so it's actually the tank that's in the way. The piping is there but the installer did a good job...
In business, I have found that complete denial and lashing out is always the best strategy.
Like an Uber driver asking you to scoot over because he has friends to pick up on your dime.
This is a 2 year used Lowrance Hook 7 with 83/200 transducer. It also comes with the sun cover that you had to purchase separately since these...
Never ever ever ever.
I can't even go in public restrooms. Never.
I don't think we'll be able to attend this year.
Has anyone tried the knife sharpener at the Irvine Great Park during the weekends? Is it...
Call Gil Travis. Done.
Thanks for the edit heads-up Unknown Fisherman!
Sold. Thanks Drew!
Print Justin Bieber's face onto it.
I think that's my bag size and we put 8 yt and 3 yf in it. That was pretty much the limit though.
Have you actually run it? How did it do holding bait offshore? I don't particularly like that pipe in the middle.
I have a 72" 36 volt Minn Kota Riptide with spot lock. Depending on your boat, you may like the extra foot into the water. My new 60" trolling...
I have never used this kind of service before. How long does it typically take to process fish? Also, how do you bring the fish to the processor?...
Did you fly line the sardine?
I don't understand either. I have a hero complex and would absolutely rush to any call like that.
My Kodiak is not plumbed beneath the deck, which allows me to take it out with only four screws and keep it looking clean. I'm not sure how you...
I like the functionality of walk-arounds and they even seem more "breezy" than pilot houses.
But I think center consoles look sexiest (obviously...
LOL that IS crazy!
In my experience, indoor parking for that size is around $250+ per month.
Considering where you are and how you're tying to attract boat owners,...
If that's true about dolphins, then it's likely they aren't staying long enough in the cone.
I've seen dolphins about 1/3 of my trips and they've...
I know EXACTLY what you mean. I've often wanted to dunk my head underwater to confirm that my broken fish finder is, in fact, broken.
Second that emotion.
I sort of expected some feedback regarding paying for this type of service, hence I purposely didn't discuss fees in my post. Billy charges what...
I HOOKED two bluefin in 2016. I never landed them.
It's another long report I made a thread about. Feel free to look it up via my profile.
LOL let me tell you, guys who fish on my boat don't pay for anything unless they volunteer to.
Thank you. He was very honest how THAT was exactly the answer. We had more conversations about that process during the trip.
I like your summary...
If it were me, I'd definitely respool. I respool every year.
CV23 is the only one I could find available in the whole country.
A lot of false promises of the GT that turned to "Oh sorry, we don't have it...
We were there this past Wednesday and it was an OK number of rigs.
Tom's number is
Please post a report if you can. We're going out on Tuesday.
Left a Voicemail
Good question. My ego hates to admit this, but all of the fish caught on bait were handoffs. Now listen, it's not like we were sitting there for 5...
Switched from Mustad Size 2 to Owner 1/0.
He's already getting free advertising. I've already had three people ask for his contact information to...
That's exactly what it was (except the price). I'm pretty sure I literally described it that way.
This is a common service in the industry.
He has a website and it seems someone already linked it. I was an early adopter so his price is what it is today.
I could've invited more...
The Garmin transducer can be used as a life raft, in a bind.
Contact Gil Travis and explain exactly what you fish for and how you fish. He's also known as semperfifishing on here and Hull Truth. Legit....
Pink body with black stripes and light blue body with black stripes.
I completely agree. To be clear, it wasn't just me waiting on him to catch the fish. He was just catching them so fast that we ended up switching...
I apologize for length. You'll understand why if you care to read it.
I reached out to Billy K since I was tired of messing around with this...
Thanks for letting us share the paddy. And assisting me in getting my first pelagics. :jig:
As I said, I expected flaming. All good.
But what I'm reading is that everyone I've heard say "Bonita" is an idiot, including Dan H.
Rangers are great but youre gonna pay a price.
There is only one small, relatively faraway dealer for Skeeter so pick your poison.
Not exactly what you need on your boat, but you can look up certain landmarks and/or their coordinates and enter in your GPS....
Thanks for the replies. I expected the flaming.
So why in the world do people say it the way Dan Hernandez says it? He ain't the only one....
I actually searched and Googled this question but results were inconclusive.
Are we talking about two different fish?
Or are we talking about...
No I was explaining why audio files would do something like that. He was trying to reconcile is audiophile experience with fishing. It doesn't.
Knowing a few audiophiles, comic book collectors and other hobbyists myself, this is mostly a matter of perspective.
The scale in that industry...
Every situation is different. But if the seller lists the item as BNIB, it had BETTER be brand new.
I'd say some people buy a new item, decide...
I remember looking at the freeboard of the Cayman (what freeboard) when I was boat shopping and thinking "How the hell would I fight a tuna...
Another vote for JX Raptor. Mine has 65# braid with 50# mono topshot.
Program it to swipe left when you don't like the possible boat hoe and swipe right of you DO like the boat hoe.
I have the Fujinon Stabis. Buy them used it you have to.
I think this all started when someone said Dana Point is worthless.
Stop feeding my paranoia about through hole transducers!
I rigged my stock livewell as my new washdown pump. Totally comes in handy to wash out blood stains, smelly fish hands and wet towels.
Search for this topic on The Hull Truth and bask in the glory of testicles vs. testicles.
Not being sarcastic. How did the update contribute to this chart and the screenshot? Was it not possible before the update?
Contact a local college and see if any computer science students can be hired. Cheap.
Can you please call it "Luber"?
I'm all about improvements. Hopefully, the launch ramp won't be too interrupted. It's my home Harbor and I love how close it is to the open ocean.
Nice report Kman! We REALLY should plan a buddy boat outing at some point.
"Don't flame me bro"
Anyone have experience fishing/boating with someone who has a green card/resident alien card to Mexico?
It would be on a...
SAFETY SAFETY SAFETY first
Chit I don't even KNOW what brand or test lb I have on my reels. I just pay the local shop to spool em up and fish on my merry way.
Don't you dare copy my suspicion that there would be fish down in that area too, based on FishDope and TempBreak.
Edited since I can't really tell from your pic. I have the exact same tank.
There are two "holes" on the bottom of the Kodiak. One is on the...
Try eBay and look for user glennsreel. He also has a legitimate website and storefront listing all his products. You'll find the best deals for...
What's under that brown seat? Does it fold up since it looks like it has hinges?
I'm referring to OP boat.
Sorry if it's a thread jack, but I'm selling a 72" Minn Kota Riptide if you want. PM if you're interested.
Did you already receive yours and how do you like it? I ordered one from there then asked for a refund. The website said the refurbished unit was...
If you're dead set on running it in saltwater, then all you can do is diligently rinse afterwards. The biggest difference will be in certain...
They are much better quality now than their older history implies.
If you're relegated to local boat dealers only, then you should check out...
I've made random friends and invited them onto my boat. Usually they only pay for bait and whatever snacks or drinks they bring onboard. I've...
Price: $1800 (I paid over $2000 with shipping)
I recently bought this Minn Kota Riptide Terrova with 72" shaft and 112 lb Thrust (36v)...
Exactly what you mean. My pet peeve when I watch videos about fishing knots is when the guy in the video decides to talk for the first 5 minutes....
Use a mirror.
Aah, Hesus. I like him very much.
Not true. My boat is trailered and I get one every year. That's what I get for owning a newer boat.
What kind of phone or camera is that? Pics look great.
I always run conventional and CHIRP as split screen so I can verify if what's beneath is more fish or structure.
But yes, that looks like fish.
Anyone who experiences how much easier saltwater fishing is than lake fishing will always be back.
I HATE catching barracuda. And the problem is, I'm pretty darn good at it LOL.
If you have reasons not to upgrade to a fiberglass (definitely the most expensive route), then you might consider what I did. I knew I would be...
Depends. Does the owner have the title in hand or is there a lien on the boat?
Rainshadow RCJB106H jig stick
There's already a ton of advice about dealing with batteries.
Did you also try standing on higher ground in your boat for better radio...
Technically, a part of it never sank.
If you're considering an aluminum boat, then look into the tracker series. Much more affordable then a whaler and plenty seaworthy especially the...
There's more Asians than white in Irvine .
Good luck on the sale! Aluminum boats are great, especially the wash down after saltwater use.
If I may ask, what saltwater boat are you looking...
You just made the list, pal.
I actually called Gill first before making this purchase. Thanks, I've definitely heard of him. But he doesn't have any Motors in stock and also...
I just purchased it and am waiting for the motor. That said, I just received notice that it is on "back order".
I am now considering a refund and...
$1849 Riptide Ulterra 60" shaft and 80 lb thrust...
How fast are you guys going to make that kind of time?
Since you're spending that money, perhaps you want to consider a refurbished Minn Kota Ulterra with the auto deploy/stow feature. You press a...
Thanks for the replies guys.
I was looking for things I really liked about my current boat and noticed that I used the coaming bolsters a lot. I...
The idea of a slipped boat is only appealing to me for the convenience of getting on the water quickly.
I am so anal about my boat that I can't...
You're good with the 24 volt. Spot lock will change your life.
Who here regularly or even mostly uses a bay boat offshore?
What would you change about the boat, if you could? What do you dislike about it when...
If you decide to change the name, make sure to follow proper protocol.
Overwhelmed by the deets.
Tempting, but just a little too long for my storage space. But you got me thinking of workarounds...
Relax, sarcasm doesn't translate well on the internet. I have two kids and still fish 3 days a week.
Congrats again on the trip and the baby.
They're good boats and, yes, a tad overpriced because of their popularity and quality.
I've had three opportunities to purchase new boats in my...
Damn wife made me buy "the Cadillac of double strollers" when we had baby #2. Dafug plastic costs that much?!
Any idea what total length on the trailer is?
Nice job Cory! I'd love to fish with you someday. And by that, I mean follow you around and just watch you fish.
Great report! First baby? Your fishing days are over.
Mistakes happen, but two should be the limit from the same company.
Let me say this: if I couldn't fish, I'd probably be killing people.
I suspect this is true for many of you so I say let's keep fishing.
Curious what guys bring on private boats. Charters with kitchens and chefs don't count!
Looking for ideas besides the chicken strips from Jack in...
That's great to hear! For storage reasons, I can't do that big of a boat either.
I don't remember the size but West Marine sells Kodiak bait tanks re-branded as their own.
Too late. Boat is pending sale.
I'm assuming that was a typo because DFG also checked us today. That's the first time I've ever had that happen. So happy everyone onboard had...
If you're willing to share, what were you using?
We used ghost shrimp today and landed a nice variety of fish, but no way were we close to 100 fish!
Great boat! I'm eyeing an upgrade to the 206 Cayman but can't justify the 226 since I usually fish by myself.
Love that seafoam green too!
This is exactly what I do right now. I also open the lift gate to hold onto.
Ditto on the My Wedge. I have a Yamaha so mine looks more like the rectangle block rather than the bullet look.
When you get then done, post up again. We have the same boat and I'd be interested.
Lol I have a boat. I fish about 3 to 4 times a week on it.
My neighbors think I'm jobless.
I'm there tomorrow!
When it doesn't catch fish after the first two trips.
Anyone else this addicted? ALL I think about lately is fishing fishing fishing.
I'm either shopping for fishing gear online or reading these...
You like big butts and you cannot lie.
I changed the trebles on my Lucky Craft and was convinced it didn't swim the same. I also got short bit a lot and didn't hook up.
I went back to...
Going inshore on Tuesday.
I'm trying to buy boat tickets and I think all the days are sold out! Grrr .
We bought anchovies from them on Tuesday. Should have some.
I caught bass just north of the bouey where all the kelp is. I wouldn't bother going...
I just search on Amazon and buy the cheapest ones I can find. I've found that after just one or two trips, even the more expensive ones just end...
Local as in Thresher Boats are headquartered in Orange County.
Make that pilothouse and I'll be one of the first to check it out. Time for Parker and Defiant to face local competition.
So, did someone wake up this morning and decide "Hmm, time to do some forum marketing all in one day?"
Your experience with both parties is exactly like my experience with both parties.
I'd like to start a company that hires out customer service...
It states $55,000.
I had a great experience with the Trolling Motor Doctor in Lakewood. An engineer who does engineering level jobs.
I'll be out there this Thursday too, but I've always held to the belief that after a storm is worse than before a storm.
However, this isn't...
I'll be out there Thursday and possibly Tuesday.
Fundamental difference between glass and aluminum boat.
Where do you fish and what do you fish for?
I'd feel bad having to burn a bunch of gas just to keep it near empty for storage.
I came from green bass fishing so low profile baitcasters are the most natural equipment for me. Ive had to practice with the conventional reels...
Yikes. I always have my pfd, walkie, and EPIRB on me. Never know what could happen.
Lots of good advice already.
Try to buddy boat, especially for your first time going out farther. Having friends on the water is always a good...
Better learn the crowd. Almost no one here should be taken seriously (unless they want a boat ride).
I liked your response.
Whatever you're using to access BDOutdoors wasn't made in the USA.
Wait for more bids and/or try to haggle with any more bids you received. I priced out boats from the East Coast before and most of my bids were in...
I always love hearing from the "you're not a man if you don't drill a hole in your boat" crowd.
[IMG]Shoot, i don't think that worked. Oh well. Just message if you want them via text.
Brah, we got the same boat.
If you're willing to pay the cash, you can't go wrong with Tom.
However, I felt I'd be selling my boat in only a...
Sea Dream worked out for me. They're in Costa Mesa.
I don't subscribe to the always buy things in cash idea. I put a decent down payment on my...
I third this.
Hope that thug gets caught.
I can't tell you how to change your luck for offshore because I suck at it. Like big time.
But for me to get better at bass fishing, I went a...
So you got a boat? Pics!
Plenty of old school saltwater guys keep their engines in saltwater. The rub is that your engine WILL look like the boats of old school saltwater...
I need to try that soon. Season's changing.
This forum (and all forums) are bananas.
If a guy posts how he was fishing and some sport boat gets too close, everyone says "throw jigs at the...
Guess you're buying out of state.
Glad to hear they found the guy. He was lucky.
Every time I have brand new people on board, I go through a cheesy 5 minute lesson showing them...
I have only been doing this for barely two seasons and let me tell you: most paddies ARE dry. Especially if you are not fishing it at 5am to...
You better look out of state. More like Seattle, Washington and maybe score yourself a Defiance. For $50k, you're looking for an early to mid...
I second this. I wouldn't want to use these reels for weekly calico expeditions, but for the price, they're doable for your budget.
I have the 463. It casts just fine and although I'm sure I can push it some more, I don't need it going more than the distance I'm heaving at this...
I'm a retard. Thanks for clarifying.
Nice job! How do you get the Rapalas down to that depth?
Nice report, take care of your nephew. These are formative years.
LOL Honestly couldn't tell if you were mostly serious or are messing with me.
I dunno. For those who care enough to even think about this, don't we just buy our licenses early in the year since we know? Seems like griping...
For the guys who use a scale and "load the rod", do you guys sort of controlled jerk the rod upwards or do a slow pull?
Nice job guys. I have pre-designs for what I want on my rig. I love the custom options for this stuff.
Your kid's face! Love it!
Nice job! You're braver than I am. I left Dana Point at around 9 a.m. and saw how big the swells were. I found myself at almost a 30° angle on the...
Nice job! What did the yellowfin bite?
Nice job and great report!
God I'd love to have a day when I'm leaving them biting like that.
I agree. Hope the wallet is ready.
If you're trolling, forget least amount of rods.
Some days, I feel like I should have a rod for every lure I own. Scary thought.
If you're superstitious, you may not want to click on the link.
Remember to do the boat renaming ritual lest you reap the wrath of Neptune!
LOL. Some guys are on forums just to tell other guys that they don't know how to use forums.
Good luck guys. I went out for a few hours today and while the water was NICE (I was almost 30mph both directions today; it was like boating on a...
I have BoatUS. I made the decision based on the fact that I launch out of Dana Point and they have an actual vessel there. The other...
I'm not in SD sorry. Hope it's a great turnout!
LOL from the look of your tow vehicle and the skiff, I wasn't expecting the soft music on the vid.
Forecast next week calls for 100 degree weather. If I'm hydrated and shaded, are there still other reasons not to go offshore because of the heat?
Ultra Light works but you need extremely favorable conditions. With the frequency and strength of our waves on most beaches, the really light...
In my experience, the surf rod has to be at least 8' long because he will need to cast out past the waves. I have one Shimano surf rod and yes,...
Thanks for the report! The forecast makes it seem like the ocean is glassy all week!
I regularly use temp breaks and chloro charts as STARTING points for where my boat will go.
I remember one trip I had when I got to my waypoint...
Jesus, 7 hours?!
You'll have a story for life though.
I personally like high tide so that the water is "closer" to me especially if fishing from rocks.
My biggest calico to date did not come from my...
I believe you can be approved for an amount, regardless of private or dealer.
Try calling Sea Dreams in Costa Mesa.
If the cops or park rangers don't ticket you, the homeless and crack heads will come knocking.
Glad you made it back safe. I love my ipilot on my previous boat.
Yup. You'll see the other boats loitering out there.
OP, lemme explain how the internet works (and I'm on your side here).
It doesn't matter what you put on the internet. There will be people who...
Overall I think you dodged a bullet.
But some food for thought from his perspective.
Last week, I talked to a guy at the launch ramp who was...
Thanks for the report!
LOL I have FishDope and I haven't caught anything yet. God I suck.
Listen, Captain Dave has a good reputation and he's still fairly active in this community. That said, be prepared for him telling you he doesn't...
For those who use fluorocarbon leaders for fishing live bait, do you just attach it directly to the line or do you use a swivel?
If you can, get out there on a weekday MORNING. You'll avoid the weekend crowds and stress out less about launching, retrieving and getting out on...
How's you like that parking lot that morning? It looked like freaking 4th of July.
Got me hyped; thanks for the report!
How old is your kid? Can't wait for mine to get out there too (still too young).
Dumb question. Is the reason you put it there mostly a space saving decision?
Be safe out there if you go solo. I'm almost always solo but use tons of precautions (paranoid anyone)?
I'd go with you but I got my own boat. :-)
Pics of the boat please!
Was it the Dorado that took the cedar plug? First pic is the Calico so wasn't sure.
In a weird way, I think you kinda proved my point.
Motor wise, I'm about 100 hours since last year. Time on water is probably 120 - 140 hours.
I don't get out as much right now since its my...
Ah you're right. Wondering why you were selling in such a short amount of time.
Both nice rigs!
It has been my experience that in an old man oriented industry like boating, you can pretty much kiss a lot of customer service goodbye. But we...
Thanks for the response. Just discovered that West Marine DOES still carry the tank albeit under their own brand name.
Mark's a nice guy but...
Is there a local retailer in Orange County (even SD or LA) that sells Kodiak Bait Tanks?
I'd like to buy one in person instead of shipping, if...
Please read the descriptions before posting. The first word in the post says "SOLD".
Thanks for the report and nice day!
When you pull up to a paddy, do you try fishing it no matter what or do you meter fish and leave if you see...
I suppose this is a really dumb question: any way to fly a kite while fishing solo?
I called them too and laughed at how busy they are (good for them).
Tilly's Marine in HB and Seawitch Marine in Vista are both Yamaha dealers.
I'd guess you could sell that boat for about $35 - $40k in 3 years assuming the boat market stays relatively strong like today and you take care...
Mods please move or lock.
"And I don't like anyone touching my stuff. And I don't want any of you homos getting ideas...I'll kill ya!"
I like Shimano also but you might want to consider Avet reels, especially for your heavy setups. Dunno why but just reeling in my Avet combos...
I've got my eyes on a Parker 2120 or 2320 in the future but I have to remind myself that I mostly fish solo.
Sticking with a center console, I'd...
The Robalo is not a wet ride for that model. But the dual console will not give your family proper sleeping space like a cabin would.
I think this boat is actually for sale now yes?
Pics you son of a!!!
I had those same tuna giving me the finger the other week. Hopefully they open up when I go out again next week.
Thx for the report.
Yeah, Craigslist is basically the drain plug (or is it butt plug?) of buying and selling.
Sounds like you've been clicking on a lot of deals...
I HATE boats parked in front of houses.
Hi there, what's your contact info? I have an Abundance Garcia baitcaster that needs repair. It doesn't engage everytime I crank the spool. Thanks!
Hopefully not a thread jack question: How many adults can comfortably fish on a 2120?
It's also a Battle 6000. Can't remember the rod rating but it's a heavy duty Ugly Stik. Like I said, cheap.
Want to use a Penn Battle 2 spinning reel as my cheap and easy jigging setup.
Any recommendations for line weight and topshot?
Only my second year offshore but it still stinks. Have about a dozen trips under my belt por nada. Still learning this hobby.
Want to use this reel as my cheap and easy jigging setup.
Any recommendations for line weight and topshot?
My usual late start of around 11am.
Headed to 14 Mile Bank with water from 73-74 degrees.
There were about 6 boats spread out in the area. LOTS...
I'm going out on Friday.
Honestly I almost feel like if seiners are allowed, then I should be able to use dynamite.
Yup, that's def ducer location. Going blank.
Can the bigger Lucky Craft 190 lures stand up to some of the smaller YT and tuna?
I went through this before I upgraded myself LOL.
First: what do you mean by "it doesn't pick up"? Bottom, fish or both?
Second: have you tried...
I haven't met her but I already love your wife.
Dafug camera or phone is that? Your pics look better than everyone else's!
I'm glad your friend's ok but I'm sorry I'm LOLing imagining a guy diving bravely into the water to shoot fish only to start panicking the moment...
Nice job! What kind/size bait tank on that boat? Sometimes the little fishies still die on ya eh?
I've never caught a tuna so I'm sorry but I'm keeping the first one regardless of its size.
That said, I'm all about throwing back once I've...
1998 Ford Expedition XLT. Max towing capacity of 7900 lbs. and bought for $3k.
Thing runs like a champ.
In case this thread helps anyone in the future, I want to amend my opinion.
I went out today and made it a point to modify my current sonar...
With that budget, you basically have your pick of what suits you best. And while it can be done, the idea of towing an almost 30' boat from WA to...
Thanks! Who did the install? I'm awful with tools LOL
Hi there. Did you ever got a new bait tank installed on your boat? Thinking of doing it for mine but want input from guys with boats about my...
Buying new new or new to you new?
You want center console, cabin, walkaround?
Honestly I think my first priority is marking fish even underway, hence the thru hull transducer. I want the depth since when I'm trolling...
How does that combo work for you in terms of marking fish in deeper waters? Is the transducer thru-hull? Lastly, how does it operate...
I've read pages about this stuff and it still isn't clear. Sorry if this is an obvious question.
Which 7 inch unit + aftermarket transducer will...
Damn kid needs me to drive him to school. Mom won't let me just pay for Uber just because "he's only two".
Launched from Dana Point at 10am and made our way SW splitting the distance between the 209 and Oceanside.
Water was 65 - 66 degrees from launch...
Sunblock, buff, visor, sunglasses and long sleeve SPF shirt seem to work for me.
Practically speaking, bottom paint isn't a big deal.
To me however, it's a deal breaker.
Boats stored in water just have too much exposure to...
If you only had a 3 hour window to be in the water, would it be worth looking for tuna/yellowtail or just stay inshore to catch the easy stuff?...
Nice! Where is the bait tank from and who did the work?
I wear a visor. Don't like that hat hair look especially since my business depends on a somewhat decent outward appearance.
Great job! Any day that gets to 100+ is freaking awesome.
Better luck next time! Gotta be out there to catch 'em.
Yeah, the real issue was my timeframe. Wifey was patiently waiting for me to return to help with our newborn. :-)
Lucky Craft. Shhh. My little go to. Never been skunked with it. Bought all the ones left at the store last time I went.
I got the SAME pliers!
Leopard shark while fishing for sheepshead and bass. While it was a juvenile, that sucker felt like I was holding a bicep or a quad.
I like to buy the cheapest stuff that matches what I want via Bass Pro. It may not be as sexy as the name brand ones but they do the trick.
Went out yesterday thinking I'm gonna head to the 267 and see if I can luck out on some rat yellows. I'm thinking the sun's going to come out and...
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