Oceanside is always dead
Just completely bad ass. Way to go on the catch and safe release. Photos are great
Things will pick up soon. Make the run over to Catalina until it does
Nice! We were out in the same are but weren’t so lucky. Great photos
Oh yeah! Solid
Looks like a fun trip.
What a day. Memory that lasts forever for you both.
Nice day! Solid fish
Left Davies at 6:00am with my friend Sam.
Picked up a scoop of decent sardines from Nacho and headed over to Catalina. Ride over wasn’t bad with...
[ATTACH] Way to go! What a great day with your dad.
It was great fishing next to you guys today Nick.
Thanks again for the photos of us landing...
Nice! Thanks for the report
Really nice boat. Looks like a fun lake boat for largemouth!
What year is the boat and motor?
Is the door broken?
Thanks for the live updates!
Every year for the last 19 years! This was my first year. Looking forward to next year
Every year for Thanksgiving we camp at Campland in San Diego. We recently sold the RV so we rented a trailer and had it dropped in our site. I was...
Shitty bait for sure. His bait tank is awesome.
Luckily we were able to make bait out there.
[ATTACH] Made the run on a friend’s private boat from San Pedro to the Cortes Bank for a few days of awesome weather and fun fishing. Water...
Awesome! Thanks for the report.
Guessing you meant Nov 2nd?
Or was this early October and a late report?
What model numbers? Looks old
Great report LOL
Beast! Good stuff Cody
Way to find them again!:Rambo_Throwing_Kniv:appl:
Nice sled. Brand new, why are you selling?
Tom is the best out there.
Call and speak to Elsa at PYT and get on his schedule.
Won’t be disappointed in the quality. His welds are...
My buddy did get a photo of it.
Had I not recently got a T Top (and just got my lights wired) I would have done some reasearch on...
Saw a really nice pilot house on a Cabo 216 at Davies launch the other day. Looked solid
Very clean Cabo 216. Great find
I lost a one and was contacted by DFG because a fisherman called it in to them.
Nice work Cody!
I’ll bring beers! See you all tomorrow :cheers:
Good work. Thanks for the report as always
I was out for 3 days on my buddies 45’ Cabo Express. Sweet ride
Spent 3 days and 2 nights fishing SCI. Friday we found boiling fish but they wanted nothing to do with us. We fished all day Saturday = qty 1...
About a 12 inch squid 10ft of line behind a 10oz lead torpedo on a rubber band drifting
Another live update from SCI @ 842pm
Finally they bite
Just hooked and landed a 54” BFT drifting a live mack. Also had but lost another on a...
Same for us. Still flying the kite east of the island at 603pm Saturday. Bump , chop, wind.
No fish today yet
Will anchor in a cove tonight...
Awesome. Nice work!
Just bad ass
Can never have enough rod holders. I am up to 24 on my boat! Yours looks sweet
Keep at it. Good things will happen
Nice work on getting the Dorado! 55 people tangling with eachother, exactly the reason I bought a boat!
Don’t have the patience for that...
Nice work! I was on the boat with you and watched you get it in. Heard the Grande killed it today for 15 anglers with yellow fin and skipjack....
Great read gents!
Nice thong, might attract a red snapper! :boobies:
Thanks for the report!
Need to find me a Zach!
Great report. Thanks for the details
Nice job Cody!
I’ll take the one over none any day
Appreciate the report
Thanks for the report!
Thanks for the details! Sounds like an amazing day!
Lost my dad to cancer last year. Agree, F cancer
Great boat - good luck with whatever you decide.
Hope you still get time to fish either way...
Interested in the motor just not the boat.
Would you sell the Yamaha 150 by itself?
Bought these hooks in San Diego? How stupid is that?
Stay off the so cal forums with this bullshit.
Limited on wind a few weeks ago! :food-smiley-014:
Understand why you are selling it , sounds like you would want a fishing style boat.
Cool boat for a family cruiser for sure.
Bet it would be...
Can I bring my sister?
Looks very fishable! Get out there fellas and rip lips
Good report! Thanks
Good luck with the sale and your move.
Only looks 999 lbs to me! Hahaha
Holy crap what a monster :food-smiley-014:
Sunday morning left MDR with a couple buddies.
Water was flat and 69-72 deg outside the harbor.
Perfect conditions with light winds and flat...
She is a Boston terrier - 13 weeks old
Named her Marina del Rey but my kids call her “Rina”. She is a great dog
For sure! Thanks for the tips.
I already let the pup hang on the boat while I am getting it prepped. Figured the cabin on my Cabo is a perfect...
Launched from MDR with my friends Sam, Steve and Shayne. Fished the kelp then went deep for some rockfish. Slow day for us overall. Sam did hook...
Solid. What a first fish!
Solid report- quality BD post
Way to go Dad and grandpa. Badass
Cool boat, congrats and good luck on the clean up!
Thanks for the report. Paying your dues pays off!
Good stuff! Great area to test the boat.
Worst fishing report ever! Would love to “steel” back the minutes wasted on this post :rockin:LOL
Wasted post. Who cares???
Hold out for a Cabo, Parker or Skipjack , fix her up and make it yours! All 3 would give the wife a spot to get out of the wind and take a nap. No...
I lost both my mom and dad this past year.
Dedicated to making as many special memories with my kids while I have the chance. Life is too short,...
Woke up the family at 5am to head towards MDR and launch the boat for a morning of fun.
Weather was overcast with drizzle but the winds remained...
We need to help it Jay! Call the coast guard
Nice catch and sweet boat!
New spare rim and tire - $82.90 total with free shipping on amazon. Arrived in 3 days...
That was me! LOL
Blew the tire on the 5 in Lake Forest on the way home from San Diego. Was able to pull over quickly and get it resolved.
Awesome and congrats on the fish. Better yet is the moments spent with your son doing what you love. Way to pass it on.
Thanks Tony. Just had it done by Tom at Pacific Yacht Towers in San Marcos. Solid Quality work
Not gonna lie, blew a tire coming back from San Diego and decided it was time to invest a little in my trailer. Also found out then it is a good...
Yes. New brake head unit,lines, drums, springs, etc.
What a difference. Tows so much better and quieter.
Ready to hit the water!
Thanks! I’ll give that a try
Not much of a customization but figured this is the perfect time of year to fix up the trailer and get it ready for summer. My Cabo sits on a...
That’s a sweet ride!
Rare to find a Cabo 256 anyways and with one owner is awesome.
Someone is going to be stoked with that killing machine.
Quality! Hope to retire the same way some day
On my boat!
Thanks for the post Hardcore. Love to see the next generation fall in love with fishing.
Those minutes with the family on grandpas boat will be...
Really bad ass. Quality bow to stern.
Congrats. Get it bloody! :jig:
Sounds like he was overcharging for that boat anyways. At 5k would have been worth it for sure. Some people just aren’t honest when it comes down...
Good looking boat
Was a good deal at 5k. jumped to 10k and sounds like it doesn’t run and needs work, may not be the best investment at that price since it will...
Sorry was referring to the one above. 5k sounds like a good deal for the barn find
Selling 216 for 5k?
Nice boat. Sorry for your loss.
Amazing work. Thanks for sharing.
Fish that beast! :appl::cheers::jig:
PYT is a great outfit. Solid T top that I would love to get 20 yrs out of!
Nice. Never seen a cabo 216 with custom pilot house. Post pics!
Is it home made?
How much does it weigh?
Why are you getting rid of it?
Thanks for the report. Great read
How much does a 225 weigh?
That’s a very clean 222. Haven’t seen many.
Bay Blood, what is your price range? Will keep an eye out.
Is the Fish Taco really for sale?
Big thanks to Tom (pictured below) and Elsa at Pacific Yacht Towers in San Marcos. When I showed up and saw the Cabo 216 console mold Tom has used...
Taking the boat in for a custom T-Top install by Pacific Yacht Towers on Monday morning.
Quick question for cabo 216 owners.
What is the best...
Nice switch panel. Looks clean
Any photos of the damage? Curious how big of a repair. Interesting at 3k
Thanks Slider. It was a great day
We were definitely careful to take a safe pic with the sculpin. I need to teach him to hold the fish out like...
The Bay can be so much fun!
Nice work getting out there with the family!
I did the same - fishing was non stop
Launched in MDR @ 630am with my wife and 3 kids today for a morning of fishing.
My oldest boy is on the boat with me all the time ripping lips,...
Wouldn't try and lip it!
Pick your days? A little flat?
Back Brace? I needed a back brace and Tylenol in my friends 2310 because it rides so rough. I am sure hustler will...
Really clean boat! Looks like it might be a wet ride off the SoCal coast though. Good luck with the sale
What a bad ass boat. Congrats
Worth every penny. Your boat looks fantastic.
So many good memories to come on that vessel with your son and friends! Congrats. Well done
Also try Pacific Yacht Tower in San Marcos.
Speak to Elsa.
Her quote for my T-Top was $3000 compared to $4800 from Tony in Costa Mesa. Big...
Nice. I was pretty close.
Makes the ice I put in the seat cooler seem primitive!
Such a cool project. Great work
Lings and rockfish closed in US waters until march 1st. Yellowtail unlikely in LJ right now.
Tow your 15'er to Baja and rip some lips. Best bet.
Wow. Maybe I should sell the boat and get on a Kayak! Great catch. Thanks for posting
Fish that boat and dirty it up before replacing anything! It's a bass boat so carpet is the norm but of course make it how you like it.
Bad ass man. Congrats on the great fish
Cool boat. Good luck with the sale.
This photo is epic. Frame and keep forever!
Shrimp are great bait. I bought a couple pumps and my kids have a blast finding bait for Dad. Low tide around the parking lot of the Bahia Resort...
Nice work Bob. Thanks for the report
Nice work getting out there Howie!
My arms hurt thinking of reeling in 600' of line with a 2lb ball LOL
Great fish! Good thing you didn't sink your buddies gaff. Thanks for posting. Great videos.
Very cool build. Interested to see how stable it is with that much weight on the nose of a narrow skiff. Keep posting photos, looks like fun! :appl:
Looks like a great trip with your boy! Nice work
Been looking for a spare for my trailer just like that.
Not where I would want to find it though... :waglleybooty:
Thanks for sharing your info
Looks like a great day on the water. Way put the boys on some fish! 4lb sculpin? Record is 4lbs 6oz.
Possible world record breaker? :appl:
That's a beauty! Clean
Slow drifting a sardine or small mackerel along a sandy bottom outside structure or the kelp seems to be working.
Maybe 75-120ft. Look for bait...
Some nice bass! Good work.
I'll be out Sunday drifting for flatties.
Cool project! :jig:
Would love to get out and rip some lips. Off work on Fridays. Add me to your list. Can adjust my schedule as needed.
Would this be too heavy for a cabo 216? Noticed you had one so thought I would ask.
Thelma and Louise that rat nest off a cliff!
Cool camera for the kid!
Fished for halibut in Malibu last week.
Octopus attacking the bait non stop!
That's just bad ass. Congrats on the 40lber
Did you get them on live bait or artificial?
Way to start the year ripping lips!
Any photos of the deck that needs repairs?
Awesome Jan fishing
Tail rope that monster! :rockin::cheers::appl:
So sick brother. Nice work.
Keep it forever and bloody it up weekly!
Great boat man. Need to get out on it sometime!
Since fishing this time of year can be a little slow, always looking for some way to improve my boat when I have the time.
Not much of a...
Looks pretty sweet
Cool boat. Will sell fast
Heck yes! Happy New Year. What area did you fish?
Heading out tomorrow morning for Halibut myself
This one has been for sale for a little while now in...
Nice work. Got a big one in Long Beach the other day. A lot of fun. Happy New Year
Sounds like an amazing trip! Happy New Year!
Well, unfortunately the hours meter didn't last those 24 years. Quit working years ago I am guessing.
All other gauges work. Mechanic I had it...
Nice work and great job putting your daughter on the fish. Happy New year and hope you rip lips on your new sled in 2018! Good start with the Ling!
Mine is a 94' 216 with original Mercury Black Max 150hp. 24 years and runs like a champ still, but plan on upgrading to a Yamaha 4stroke when the...
Is that carpet on the deck? Removeable?
Left at 530am out of MDR on Friday with my buddy Steve and brother in law Paul.
Paul was visiting from Wisconsin so our 77degree weather was...
Way to end the year! :720icon:
Heading out Friday first light myself to do the same! LOLLOLLOL
Thanks for the report Howie and way to put your guest on a December YT. Awesome way to close out the year in your Cabo 216! Hope 2018 brings you...
So sorry for your loss. Way to young to lose a life.
He was smiling from heaven watching you rip those lips :jig:. Never stop fishing
As always, thanks for the video.
Awesome day- 19 YT wow Late December!
Good job putting your son on the fish.
Nothing better than that! Memories last forever.
Nice butts. Looking to find me some this Friday!
Thanks for the report.
Good stuff. Congrats on the flatties
Nice work and enjoy those fillets!
Welcome to Cali
Cabo 216 or 226 are solid boats that do well in the SoCal waters. A lot of fishing room and very stable with a small cabin for...
Got it. Thanks.
Good luck with the sale.
Very nice boat. Quick question.
Are there inserts or cushions for the cabin to make a bed? Sleeping possible down there or just seating?
Good stuff. :appl:
I think this is in the wrong forum.
Surf fishing report might be a better spot.
That's a badass boat
Thanks for sharing. Love fishing with my boys!
Thanks for the report.
That is a great boat for SoCal.
Somebody is going to get it bloody for sure!
That's a great fish
That looks great, pretty much looks like it was made that way stock. Very nice
Very cool project. Craftsmenship is solid.
Nice halibut. Love fishing with my boys
Sweet - looks great
I am taking my Cabo to get a t-top from Pacific Towers. Everyone says they do quality work.
Have been dealing with Elsa on...
Nice work getting them
Just completely badass!
Cool picture of the island.
Thanks for the report !
I guess I will start targeting smelt!
Thanks for sharing. Congrats on the fish
Those look like release eels. The second you find them in your traps you should release them. :beerbang:
Doubt they would be very good...
Way to land one.
Sounds like a cool event. Hope to attend next year.
Any photos of the 30lber?
I grew up fishing the delta and bay.
Miss it, not the cold and wind though..:appl:
Sick. What a beast.:rockin:
Thanks for the report. Sorry about your phone.
So wish I could make it, next time for sure!
Go get them.
That is a beast. Live Squid for the win!
Good stuff Cheech. Looks like a clean install.
Let me know when you got an empty spot, I'll jump on and charge my cell while I rip some lips!...
Nice one ![ATTACH]
Great post. Congrats.
Solid. Amazing trip
I'm in Valencia , but down to fish sometime and meet anywhere you launch. Of course willing to split costs and cleaning. I have boating...
Changing my shorts now
What year is the boat?
That's sweet. Flush install
What type of shrimp?
That's great. Sounds like some amazing Nov fishing
Great photos as usual!
Yup - cut the line and let the hook rust next time.
I lifted over the rail and removed the hook. Next time I know just cut the line. Still was a cool first catch for my friend. Of...
Good job on getting out there.
I don't think I would be able to go that far personally in a boat that small solo, but don't listen to the...
Great photos and report
Great video. I am putting my fly rod on the boat now!
Thanks for posting this article.
I was aware they were to be released right away but was unaware a picture was a bad idea.
In the future we will...
Yes 4bruce ,
Handled it quickly, got it back in the water.
Kicked out of my hands and headed back down into the kelp.
I met my buddies Mike and Edwin at MDR launch around 515am. We stopped by the bait barge and picked up a scoop of anchovy to go with the...
Hit me up sometime if you have an open spot.
I have more experience inshore but am looking to learn and improve my offshore skills.
Solid work. Nice to own a boat that you know EVERYTHING about.
Great job, can never sell it though....keep it forever:appl:
Fantastic! That makes me want to bring my flyrod next time
Definitely a second smaller Mako on the table behind the one? See the tail fin
The one I installed has USB 2.1 and charges fast.
No issues with slow charging.
I am guessing it would fit right in.
Hole is 1 1/8"
This is the one I bought in Green.
So nice to have on the boat...
I was sick of bringing my small portable charger for my IPhone and GoPro when I went fishing.
Purchased this Dual USB Charger Socket 2.1A with...
That is a great looking boat.
Yamaha 4 stroke 150hp sounds like a solid re-power.
Did you have the t-top custom made? I am looking to add...
Thanks RockyGizmo. Kept the Lobster - released the shark.
Went out Saturday night with my friends Sam and Ryan on the BloodCo out of Davies in Long Beach. Got some advice from BD members on where to...
Cool design, but way to small in reality to be a solid Ocean vessel for fishing.
Get a 21ft + real boat and go catch some fish!
Wow, this BUD guy sounds like a real "know it all" prick!LOL:Rambo_Throwing_Kniv
:rockin:That's badass :cheers::appl:
Taking my boat out Saturday to get the nets wet and try and catch some lobster. I have never launched in Long Beach.
My lobster experience is all...
Always a good time. Just love being on the water.
Winter fishing can be tough, but if you keep grinding a sea monster is still possible! :rockin:
Actually Sunday 11/5/17 :spank:
Left out of MDR with my two buddies (both named Sam LOL) at first light on Sunday.
Picked up some sardines and...
Add 200 more pounds. Total weight is more like 5700lbs.
Found this and the boat is actually closer to 2800lbs
It is a fantastic boat.
Cabo 216 Boat weight is approximately 2600 lbs +\-
Motor- about 500 lbs +\-
120 gallons of fuel - about 900lbs
How deep were you guys fishing?
Up tight on kelp?
Way to put the boy on some fish
Rock fishing 250ft down with a 10oz weight can be hard for kids.
trolling sounds like it was the ticket!
Nice work. I am heading out to rip lips Sunday first light. Hope to find them like you did!
Appreciate the report :jig:
That is just bad ass. What a dream fish.
Great Halibut. Congrats
Nice. Would have been awesome to land it on 20lb
Congrats on a solid outing . Looks like some great eating :oinker::oinker:
Mine is a late year model Cabo 216 - builder was Marlin Boats. Built in 1994. I plan on a repower with a 4stroke 150hp.
Some people have said some...
Thanks for the reply Guy. I am sure you will make the 226 an amazing boat. 10k plus the repower - that boat will be a bad ass fishing machine!!!...
Can i ask how much the Cabo you found in a barn cost you? Curious because I recently bought a 216. Love hearing about classic boats getting...
Too funny. Great post
Thanks for sharing. Sucks but funny as hell
Launched out of MDR on my Cabo 216 (BloodCo)
Sunday before first light. My buddy Steve and my son Cam joined me. We headed south towards rocky...
Still for sale in LA?
We let that one go. But caught another this past weekend that was steaked up!
Great report. :jig:
Exactly why I got my own boat.
I control the jackpot
Launched BloodCo out of MDR at 530am on Saturday with my friends Ryan and Sam. Hit the bait dock in the dark for some nice sardines that filled...
Thanks for the report. Heading out Saturday and hope the conditions report is correct.
Looks to be a great weekend on the water
Thanks Johnny. It is a great boat. Lots of fishing room and storage. Totally dry ride
Nice work and great report
Special times fishing with my son for sure.
Left out of Marina Del rey on my Cabo 216 joined by my son and buddy Sam. Decent conditions to start the morning. Light winds and some rollers but...
What kind of fish did you double up on?
Took my buddies Kyle and Travis out on the Cabo "BloodCo" this morning and had a great time. Left out of Marina Del Rey around 545am.
[ATTACH] I'll target what bites I suppose
Last week I caught a nice halibut and we also fished up top near kelp for bonito and calicos
Taking a couple trips to fish on my Cabo 216 out of Marina Del Rey this upcoming Friday and Sunday. I had a great trip out of Dana Landing last...
any photos of the 10lb calico?
Looks like a great boat. I am getting the T Top put on very soon
A lot of trips in our future Sam
It's a great boat. I bought it in San Diego a few weeks ago. Well taken care of and I plan on making improvements. Fished awesome with lots of...
Thanks for the tips. I did do a lot of reading prior to the purchase as well. Would definitely consider moving the batts in the future. For now I...
We were going for Yellowtail to be honest. Working the top near the kelp beds.
Just dropped a sardine to the bottom while I was tying up the...
Drove from LA to San Diego Sunday night and launched out of Dana Landing at 430am.
Filled the 2 bait tanks with sardines and headed north out of...
Thanks BD members
I went with BOATUS since it seems to have good coverage in all the areas I will fish.
Appreciate the feedback
First run on my...
looks like some great fishing!
Hitting the LJ kelp on Monday daybreak.
Hope to be 1/2 as lucky as you guys!
Thats a great fish - congrats
Really is no discount though. You need to pay 24$ for the gold card from Westmarine to get a $125 rate for the saltwater towing. Total -...
Taking my new (used) boat out next Monday.
Curious as to what tow service is best and suggested by BD members.
I have a 94 Cabo 216 with...
Thanks again Romel!
Speedy transaction. Can't wait to fish it on my new boat next week in La Jolla
Good list to make - always helps to have some sort of checklist when it is 5am and you are hungover. Each persons will be...
Hooked up with Romel today.
I'm buying the Reel
Is this still for sale?
Probably way late, it would you happen to still have these for sale?
Purchased this Cabo 216 today from Dustin and Wes. Quality dudes and a quality boat.
Really stoked about doing a little bit of clean up and...
Great Cabo. lucky fisherman
Dip it in ranch. Kills everything o_O:jig:
Can you send me that link for the boat you saw on Craigslist? Thanks again
Has this boat sold? Interested
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