Hooked one fishing for Wahoo 12 miles west of La Jolla in 2015., it did not end well. A fish you can saddle up and ride. Easy to tell the...
Hot oil my old friend I've come to see you once again.
La Jolla gives up some red white and blue food today
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Try Newman's own Italian dressing as a marinade and basting sauce. Easy peasy. I dont kill Mako sharks anymore but when I did this was on the menu.
Thanks for selecting a male to kill. Killing a small female that size would make all the seals and sea lions very happy.
CPR thresher, looks like it may have been female as well. Nice.
Release that brookie right into some hot oil.
Wow, up close and personal with that gaff. They love to roll like a big catfish on a hook.
Goal is to get one over 300lbs in a paddle yak.
Makos that big have been known to kill and eat big swordfish try not to look like food, Good luck.
Thats some serious piercing your buddy's got there. Nice work, that thing was on vacation for sure.
Not sure where but I remember hearing that the likelihood of catching immature lobster fry by-catch was also a concern.
If you got the halibut to leader call it a caught fish. Sounds like a good trip overall with anchovies in the bait tank, great ammo for bass. Hope...
And remember any wrench or tool you use to tighten the positive terminal should never touch the hull of your aluminum boat if the negative...
I'm going to be eating some fresh calico and rockfish tonight. I got them because I went fishing and they were biting,, today. Right in front of...
Where's that bastard with the white spectra!#@$
Was the brown legal, did you CPR?
Buddy got a Marlin on a shrimp fly rig years ago, they eat what they eat. Good job making it happen again.
Memorial Day Carp catching in Lake Havasu.
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San Marcos Creek on Discovery near Fry's. Bacon tied to a stick and lift it every couple of minutes. I lived on the creek in the 90's and spent...
Looks like he came ready to celebrate with a bucket of beers!
Think about all the fun your going to have, do what the nurses tell you.
That back by noon with fish thing is the money!
Used to be lots west of North Island.
Miss the place, dont miss the weather. This fish was caught on Thanksgiving evening in the Mohave on canned corn. Love the videos, any mushrooms...
Your killin me!
Spent two hours at the whistler buoy Saturday between 10 and noon for some nice reds and a dozen sand bass to 3 lbs or so. Fishing was slow...
That sounds like a day of catchin!
There are some nice Sand Bass on the coast. This one was just a tad under 24". Got lucky and metered a stack of them, way fun on light tackle....
Those are actually called pyrosomes. I've caught alot of rockfish that have those in their mouths. They're free floating colonial tunicates.
I was looking at schools of bonito on my up and down yesterday around Pt Loma that would not bite. Got this Sandy on the Whistler Buoy, wonder if...
Nice. Barracuda's near the bait barge?
Nice way to start out! Halibut fishing can be addictive, and you can catch a nap on long drifts.
Red Crab 1 oz. I have been trying them out for 3 months now. They work.
Got a nice Sheephead yesterday off Mission Bay in 80 feet. This bite seems to be changing, only got about a dozen Calico's and a bunch of smaller...
I was wondering because all our big ones were male this year. Not a lobster hugger!
Very nice, was it a male? It was a gooood season for us. Looking forward to next year already.
Can you imagine the Lingcod that would catch?
Still whacking the calico and rockfish right out front of Mission Bay. Did my weekly 3 hour fishing tour today and it was tougher but once I found...
Nice box of color there.
Big bait big fish. Nicely done.
"it goes back to the old saying,
if your not totally sure about doing something then
don't do it, Common sense ."
And this my friends is why we...
Sorry for the duplicate post! Here is a picture of some weeds in my yard.
Made another close in Calico Bass attack with the tube baits only again today. 70 to 80 feet of water just north of North Mission Bay Jetty on...
Got'a love it when they don't fit in the game bag.
Nice looking fillets, is that an electric knife in the photo?
Good luck keep us posted on results. I'm going one last time next week before the end.
Great post and pictures. Bon Appétit!
I'm sure its laid on a rock or two in its day. Nice fat flatty.
I had the same fishing fun on Wednesday. Go get'em their hungry after all the dirty water passed thru.
All on the artificial s, saving money for warmer waters and rockcod.
Good luck Cody It was over at this spot about 1 pm when the wind came up and the bait disappeared.
This fish had the digested fish stuck in its gullet and the Red Crab in its mouth when it bit. They were hungry and feeding on Red Crab....
The water was not that good and I marked only bait. But fishing was as good as I can remember for that spot. A lot of the Calico were suspended...
I took the boat out of the slip and went about 1/2 mile off south Mission Bay Jetty for 2 hours of solid fishing. Several Rockfish, a Sculpin, 4...
Everything else aside seeing those what look to be reds floating there made me a little woosie. I wonder if we have enough tempura batter, better...
And dont think for a moment that there are not folks that enter this forum with the task of causing division and derision.
March 1st can't come fast enough! :Death_To_Above:
Some really good polarized sunglasses. Patrice casting accuracy. Good luck Jason post up some photos of the trip. I'll be fishing June Lake again...
I put them in the freezer for 1/2 hr or so and they go to sleep. I curl them up, tuck all the legs and antenna in and roll them in a ball. I try...
Previously living things. Procured and stored within all legal limits and interests!
Made another solo bug hunt and it was good. Hoops in the water by 5 pm, going home at 11 pm with 6. My shoulder held up this time but the left...
Nice. See fish catch fish post fish. All good clean fun.
Huh, strong feeling of deja vu!
No problem, lobstering can be a difficult game to get into past a certain point.
I made a cutting spud that smashes/cuts into 1" chunks. I do 3 or 4 tubes at a time. Let em die in the bucket first and stir it up good when done.
Fresh sardine. Don't fill the bait tubes, let the water flow thru them.
Another round of lobstering Sunday night and it was good. All hoops in at 5 PM and pulling at 6:20, third hoop had the biggest bug of the night....
Fish it so it wobbles back and forth but not spinning. The fish were on the bottom yesterday so flutter down wind up and repeat back to the boat...
Went back to Wolhford today for another limit by 11:00 am. Thomas Buoyant ruled the day. Gold and Firetiger colors with sauce. Water is stained...
Very nice fat flatty. Any roe when you cleaned it?
Nice Canary! Better eating than the goat I think.
Nice eating pile of fish flesh there.
Status of the Ice Cream vending machine??
Nice Starfish, very difficult to hook them nice work. Not IGFA unfortunately as you obviously snagged it. o_O
Happy Holidays! Everyone have a safe and prosperous 2019!
Tailgate Reds, break out the Cajun Cooker and fry them bad boys till they snap crackle and pop!
They stock at the dock or the dam, find out which and fish near there.
Bought myself a Diawa Presso 7'6" ultralight caster and Shimano Sedona combo from Turners San Marcos yesterday. Had to try it out so a buddy and I...
All the females ended up pasted!!!:turkey:cheers:
How did you guys do out there. I hooped there a few times but always go back to deeper waters.
A good night to be hoopin for sure. We both had early morning meetings to make the next day and planned to be leaving SD bay by 10. Seemed like...
Neighbor Jeff called me up and said lets go get some lobsters for holiday dinners. You know they say smart people dont lobster, OK, so what time...
Good eats there nice work.
Your holding the bar high Cody, keep up the great work and thanks for the updates.
Nice butts, and did you notice the right and left eyed halibut the guy is holding?
I like the 4 overlay on the Sea temp. Are you sure you can be trusted?
Thats what I would call an equitable path to a few lobster dinners, Nice work.
* you shouldn't be practicing vivisection on a bass just to get a 20 cent Mustad back, like I'd be tempted to with needle nose (yeah, I can do...
Thanks for the detailed intel, planning a trip soon.
Shad seemed to be MIA on the shoreline so far.
Happy Holidays from Lake Havasu catfish corner Rotary Park. Carpe Diem!!!
Having problems putting lobster trips together so decided to go solo. When I was in my 50's not such a big deal, in my 60's its more of a...
Chunky or Hantavirus ??:eek:
Wow thats dedication, catching your own mouse tails for bait! What color are you using?
Never forget watching one be cleaned using a machete in San Carlos Mag Bay. Chop, Chop Chop, done.
Nice box of color.
I can not confirm nor deny the actual truth of the situation.
She says with Sheephead its the texture, Boccaccio smell bad and White fish taste too fishy! Halibut and Rockfish are her favorite and will eat...
Left the slip in mission bay at 10:30 and spent half an hour to make two mackerel, that left two hours to get dinner. Drifted for halibut an hour...
Can you still get to a rope on the prop if need be?
I remember the Alby and Meth marathons at the SD docks back in the day and I'm sure the CG remembers them too. Doubtful if there was much Meth use...
The wife is always good luck. Nice work.
Set of rod clips might be a next good decision. I've always used some I made after watching a marlin work a trolling rod right up and out of a...
Were both bigger models Male?
Way to go man, I'm down with back problems and jealous as hell.
Please take some pictures I forgot what they look like.
When I'm drifting in my pilothouse for halibut and the wind is >12 mph it feels like I'm sailing to me. Thats why I have two drift socks. Shredded...
20 lbs or 14 lbs it all tastes the same smothered in the wife's piccata butter and capers sauce.
Good job keep em fishing.
Fished La Jolla with a family friend 78 years young. Fished from 8 am to 11:30 am for 11 nice bones and 2 nice YT's. Bones were solid 3 to 4 lbs....
Nice planning. Any hot stock tips?
Pier or beach its extra fun to take them out of the surf.
Nice catching guys.
Chris, did you get that off the beach?
Crowds are gone from the loop. As it cools should be a great fall fishing season.
Tough fishing overall for me and most I've talked to. I got into a nice power bait bite on Grant at the dam for a limit of stockers. Blanked at...
You killed 4 immature Mako's for a photo op, way to go great white hunter. All males not doubt.
I love Ceviche but never made it. I hear its easy, right up my wheelhouse, I'll have to give that a try.
The Calico went wide this afternoon on the inside of La Jolla. Every bait was a fish for a while. A Colt Sniper was the hot ticket for the larger...
Nice prospecting and some good eating there.
Nice, good job on that collar!
Red Footed Boobies flying in our sky and Pink Fronted Boobies catching our tuna. Can life get more interesting on BD? Definitely legal but how...
A green one and a blue one way to go!
Revenge is best served pan fried with butter and a little garlic.
Good thing you brought Dad, 3 legals and some smiles.
Looked at the Fish Dope spotter plane report picture of the open water Dodo's and thought, those look tasty we could do a quick trip. Went to the...
Nice job getting kids into fishing, thats nothing but good. I try to let them drive the boat some also, always a big deal for them.
Thats a truck load of fine dining!
Watch for infection, especially a puncture. Can be very serious and happens quick.
Tasty lookin rock. Right eyed California brown sea bottom with a tail.
The beak does not right for an albatross. Did see some gannets this week offshore.
Nice shark. 250 is big for a local male Mako.
One stick (small) of tuna butter.
My buddy Jeff and I had high hopes of finding the golden paddie holding all the goodies imaginable. Left Mission at 5:30 AM with a tank full of...
I farmed one on each trip so I'm doing my part!
It does. Thats why there is still a gaff in its head and a spike in its spine, you can't trust a...
That shot with the deck brush is priceless.
I just noticed they are right and left eyed fish.
I think they are biting. Second fish over 20 in 4 days. Go get'em. Big mac's, 80 feet, Mission bay.
If you followed this post and like to halibut fish I think now is the time. Four days later and I caught another this afternoon. Only fished for...
Gota love that kind of fishing.
Need more blood in your pictures.:Death_To_Above:
Very nice YFT!
But he could not catch White Seabass with dynamite!
Beautiful fish right there.
Got to the boat at 4:30 am ready for an offshore trip down south. GPS is not working. Up and down is working but nothing else, no chart plotter,...
Thanks for the update, going tomorrow. Rattling the dice now.
Nice tail Cory!
new boots? nice fish!
Nice work. What were they eating? Some of the yellows I've caught look like they are spawning and are really loaded with fat.
Had to use a shovel to dig this little potato out. Tough day today but I got lucky early finding a loaded paddy inside the 182. Only wanted...
This post and the recent MOB who was lost made me reflect on my close calls and the stupidity level. I'm 62 now, its a long list. Three columns,...
Not the cheapest option but I can send a text from anywhere anytime. Hunting or fishing it is a little...
Nice fish John.
Picnic to panic in seconds. It can happen to anyone anytime X 2 on the ocean.
Very nice, get the boy a good pair of boots looks like he may be needing them.
Nice, good job.
Do you have a boat name? Can you post a float plan the day before your trip?
What a fish, nice work.
I met two of the original Bottom Scratchers when taking a diving course years ago. They made their own dive masks and other equipment because it...
Catching and eating your own is great but not sure I would want to eat one out of a bait box is all I'm saying.
One question that pops up for me is the water quality they lived in prior to capture and how long they cured in the box, in Mission Bay. Not...
Definitely kicked back fishing style, the wife loves it. Changed some since I moved there in 74. Motorcycles and fishing was all there was to do....
More fun with Colorado River Bone fish and a Mud Marlin kicker on 4# test. Oh yea it was 106 deg in the shade May 8 th.
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Caught this beauty at Lake Havasu. In the cool water was a great fight. I was swimming when the wife yelled out that the rod was stuck on the...
More of the bigger models around these days it seems to me than in the past.
Big jag of mackerel in uncle Dave's chum line. Tools!
Got one trolling a shredded shopping bag once, white with red letters.
How was the weather?
Would you catch and keep 7 legal lobsters, no matter how good they taste?
Sounds like a lot but thats what the fishery is. Also they are delicious cooked many ways.
Hopefully you kept the jaws and ate the cheeks!
Sponges, corks, pieces of cut wood for shims and bracing, collision mat with rope, bucket of plumbers putty, manual pump or bucket that fits in...
Beautiful picture, happy halibut days for one and all.
some people have a need to be the center of attention in person or on the keyboard. doesn't matter if its good or bad they just need the attention...
Look,,, something shinny!
No wait SQUIRREL
Do you think there is a taste difference, I've had the tropical's and remember them tasting about the same.
"Please post details (without pictures) of how you can fill a water balloon with piss."
I wanted to put a like on that but after thinking about...
Weak +12 volts or poor/bad antenna connection maybe. Check your VHF to antenna connections, if they look bad on the outside they may be bad on the...
save some for the rest of us you fish slayer you.
you've been missing out on some fun fishing and good eats. be careful you may get hooked on sand dabs.
more money, more people and more problems duh. in my experience its adapt or quit.
going hoopin next week, see you out there.
oh and if you got...
Nice mount, who did that?
Fun to catch on light tackle, never liked the taste though. If you dive you will see tons of small females but not many of the big males,CPR.
thats the way to do it.
Don't forget the weather station! Always bait there.
Good job on the forever memories.
You need to cut out the cheeks on a fish that big.
Prepare them right away you'l think your eating scallops.
Thanks for sharing some outstanding news. Happy Days and tight lines for all!
Nice Treefish. Looks like it may be a female with eggs. Too fishy tasting for me and I also prefer to eat the dabs. I grew my own tarragon for...
night time is not good for those who suffer from mal di mare. start during the day next time to acclimate.
Good report and nice fish.
Those are some gnarly cracks in the floor, is that the garage? I have a tree root popping up next to my garage and...
Lucky lucky lucky.
Lot of nice fish there good job.
How about some info for us dumb BD'ers that obviously dont know what we are doing or where we are going?
Bragging or reporting?
I love this bit
obviously doesn't know what they're doing, or where they're going
2nd post, no shi#!
I'm confused, lobsters are kickin his ass in the desert at 430 - 10 = 420.
Now I get it.
In my view your picture shows enough details to indicate its not a blue or black. Hooking a local striped marlin is an accomplishment most anglers...
Getting fat eating all these small YFT's.
Its going to be sunny and warm tomorrow if that helps.
All good there.
Salt water wet kelp or towel and keep very cool. No standing water of any kind. Will stay alive several days. Or put the bugs in the freezer, 30...
Better than last year for us so far. Enjoyed your previous lobster shows, think you will do another?
"Someone is not having the Chicken tonight!"
And more importantly the wife did not have the chicken.
Lobster is a powerful negotiation tool.
Its just a lobster. This stuff is supposed to be fun. Why make things worse with the ridicules inflammatory BS?
Hooped SD bay last night and found 17 new friends for 3. 50 feet to 34 feet on fresh dead sardine. Interesting crawl being highly localized to...
Bad weather, seals, bad bait, other boats with more bait, other boats with the low talent warning light permanently on and boats drifting through...
Hey thats my spot!
Right there on the corner of your boat where the fish are boiling!
Most of the bigger ones I've taken in the bay have been males.
That last pic is..... is that a Female? Nice work.
Big enough to eat the cheeks, thats a real one.
Some'thin fishy right there. Strange color, strange spot for one that big, 25 Lbs!!! Breeding or feeding?
Glad to share,
And thanks for sharing info.
Hey thats my spot!
Any worries about parking there late at night?
thanks for the info, good job and thank God for butter..
Depth, any molting?
Too right Matt, and they are jugged with eggs so that makes them easier to target if you know what they like. But I'm old and remember when a...
So with the weather up and months of doing the offshore thing it seemed like time for something different. Fished mission bay for some bass and...
Marlin have several parasites. Seen that one before and lived. Trim it off and enjoy.
Fishinjunky we can all read and remember Shi$# between the pages of this thread. Take it and move on.
I read a book the other day, California Ocean Sport Fishing Regulations. Great read, the moral of the story was know the rules before you...
Just showing the BD love, no explanations necessary. Have you guys done a lobster show yet?
Nice! Did you use a hammer to spike that first fish or are you taking scalps too??? Watch your show on Direct TV, love the Eastern Sierra trout...
Good job Dad.
Dam hammer did a lot more than blow bubbles.
Sounds like you may have had some Cetacean lovin goin on. Had a similar experience a few years ago, just keep moving, avoid eye contact and do not...
I shouldn't eat Calico, uh oh!
Saving lives and catching fish, keep up the good work.
I think i see why Tin Tin is unreliable, its best to keep the fuel tank connected to the motor at all times!
Great report, good job getting the family on the fish. That was a lot to read at 6 am, glad i had my coffee on hand.
We got two yellowtail and the dodo on sardine, then a pod of dolphin passed around us and everything got quite. We worked it for a while but did...
Spent most of the day looking. Time of day for us was on the way home at 7:00 PM . That's La Jolla 3 miles away in the background there. Don't go...
Would a day of poor fishing, sea lions and bad weather but you in a coma?
Decided to go exploring yesterday and found a foamer of 100 to 150# Bluefin 118.03, 32.48 in green water. Fish were turning anchovies into scales...
Ok, one more try Friday! Dam it.
hoochi skirts of the same size and color, usually 5 inline held in place by crimps and plastic beads. Last two are weighted with slip sinkers and...
Got triples on nice eating schoolie grade yellowfin then bounced the yummy around for nada. Fish were just south of the 182 and bit homemade daisy...
I think there are two bling items in there. Maybe swing a metal detector around to find them.
And the legal argument.... not to mention government oversight?
Fisherman bashing a fellow fisherman for killing a legal fish?? Opinions are like bellybuttons, everyone has one and some folks insist you see...
July 9th and a whole page of offshore fishing report thread leaves us with Croaker Strokers snot rag catch and Tunaheads jet propelled Ass Cat.
Remember when WON was one of your best sources of info??? And that was two weeks old.
Nice splatter pattern in the second photo.
I put a bunch of $$$ into my boat this month to be ready for the next phase of this season. I'm thinking things are about to change into this next...
Keep the jaws, they are impressive at that size when properly treated.
A mouth hooked thresher shark is a worthy fight.
Wow, guy catches a great wife then catches a great fish then catches a lot of #$# for not taking the whole world back to his spot.
Most fish taken from 220 to 280 feet on squid strips with sardine fillets. They are so full of red crab they would not run down a swimming sardine...
Guess its time to dust off the thresher gear.
Looks like Halibut bait to me.
And your wife let you bring it in the house, cool.
That short term capital gains tax is a bitch, looks like about 39% all right!
If/when it gets infected put some heat on it.
Next year at Cat, The Black and Blue Hoo tournament.
That's more than luck, good job.
Spooled and schooled Wednesday on the inside of the north 9. Mean Jo Green Zukers on not enough 400# multistrand. Fish moved so dam fast it got...
Next time you forget your anniversary tell her that part of your brain must have been ripped out by a tuna hook and show those pic's again.
The view of the dorsal fin on the deck makes it look too long for a blue.
Good site for a description of each.
Giant paddies suck. Give me a paint can stuck to a plastic bag anytime.
Welcome to the club, <1% of So Cal anglers can wear that pin.
Got mine near the 277 back in the late 90's and yes they are very tasty.
A Hammerhead shows up while we are both hooked up and chews on the lower unit. We get both fish and hang them over the side to bleed out watching...
Fished the 9 mile and 182 last Sunday for some nice Dorado and embarrassingly small Yellow Fin Tuna. Caught the dodo's under paddies on the...
Check out the second chart in this link.
Sorry if this is a repost.
Cookie cutter shark. Looks like it could not get a good bite and tried twice. Or your deck mat.
All jealous'd up over here, nice fish.
its a sarcastic fringehead.
done and done
5 out of SD bay Saturday night. Very slow with some very small bugs. All legals were pasted females.
Good job getting home. Your son now has some life experience you cant find in front of a keyboard.
Ghost halibut? Nice eats there. Lot of worms in the ones we are catching so far this year.
Nice sand dab.
Grays were called devil fish by whalers, they swamped boats when harpooned and fought to the death. Mothers would attack and sink boats that were...
We have a winner!
Good job getting the family fishing, nice post.
July 2014 24.3# dodo rodeo.
Nice crab muncher! Good job getting the kids out.
After a nice fresh Lobster dinner Friday thanks.
"Okay now that you have placed him on your mythical pedestal, what does that have to do with tipping?"
Investigate the name Hansen and...
I guarantee Dave can out fish and out boat most of you internet fishing pro's combined. He is often a vocal public advocate for sport fishing and...
The crew we talked to last night said they had just started this process the night we hooped. Guess I need to read BD more often, things change so...
Went hooping in SD bay last night, handed off the bait bucket like usual but the crewman put it on a scale and weighed out 15 Lbs of sardines for...
I never use frozen bait.
Umm sheephead bait?
I was out Sunday for a limit and only have 3 left, they are popular.
I hear the best ones come from NYC.
A previously living thing.
Working San Diego bay Sunday night in shirtsleeves we set the hoops at 5:45, started the first pull at 7:00 pm while it was still light. Shorts in...
Outstanding, nice lineup.
Sunday night for us, see you then.
Welcome to the jungle.
smiles all around good job Dad.
I don't think you can see a solar flare with your eyes but this could have been some kind of effect from it like the northern...
Mike and I Went below and outside the 371 for limits of YFT and 60 Lbs. of Mahi Mahi. Giant sardines and mid sized mackerel from EB in the...
I saw 100 small yellowtail do the same to a good sized blue shark inside the salt piles on Cedros. Was not sure which end they were wanting to emit.
Hopefully a link to a hammerhead video.
Fished between the 302 and 371 on Sunday, done by 8:45 am. Saw some terns diving and picked up three on the troll and many many more on bait. Had...
Got this nice dodo off a paddy full of boats not catching near the 182 Friday. Channel Island Chovie trolled waaaay back on the down swell side of...
Was not meant to offend any who support the effort, sorry if it was taken that way.
Wow, if you haven't already I'm hoping you guys are going to put this much enthusiasm into helping sustain our CA fishing rights.
Good stuff Blackfish, glad to see someone was paying attention.
So just to point out something, Makos are dangerous! Duh.
A newb that reads...
Yea I always grab my running chain saw by the blade first!
First gaff in a Mako in the gills??? I dont think so.
Too close to the water for me!
1993, I have problems remembering 3:30 yesterday.
Good times and BET!
All good, nice job dad.
Fishing Mex with someone you dont know very well????
Join a fishing club.
Still getting a few.
Nice solo run!
Good info, thanks for that.
Good relations with the neighbors is required for a happy life.
Off the water schoolin, pay attention class and life will be better on the water. More bang per anchovie!
Last weekend was the first one for us down here, water temp was 57 in the bay. Lots of crab with eggs now too.
Seeing more recent molts and a few pasted females last weekend in SD bay. Any one else seeing pasted females in the hoops?
Nice suit and tie in the last pic, is that a winsor knot? I dont think you tied it properly!
Dont go to AZ either, thats where I'm going!
Oh yea, first steps into a new world!
Picnic to panic in 5 seconds, keeping your head is 90% of a successful recovery good job. So easy to get a helmet fire when people you care about...
I would start with a good book; Fred Archer wrote one just for sea bulls. Check out the “heed or bleed” sections.
This posted twice??? delete!
Frozen bugs are in the best packaging ever invented as is, why wrap them in plastic too?
Lobsters are like rabbits; they live in holes and travel in runs.
1 Use the right bait,
2 Drop the hoops at the right time,
3 Fish for 2 to 3...
We slowly motored over to a group that was lighting up the channel with buoys and politely said you can’t do that and why. They said we...
I blame the internet!
I’ve been out 4 times and watched as several boats purposely put 10 hoops in the channel. These people have enough...
Thanks guys it’s been a load of work and fun, a little more productive than last season though.
14 legals by 9:15 pm last night in the bay using ground up fresh sardine. One nice one to scare the cats with.
Running a fully loaded Albemarle about 60 miles from home with two other buddies, turbo blew a seal and the starboard engine ran away! Sitting on...
This thread stinks from head to tail.
Yolo brings the hammer down, flush this thread please!
You'll be driving by several of my best thresher spots.
Worms are the gut cavity near the heart for sure, in 30 years I've never seen a worm in the flesh!
BS without pictures.
I miss the days when a flyin middle finger stuck out the window of your BD stickered vehicle going 85 mph down the 5 was just...
Nice hat, good grip on the tail, he'll work out fine!
They were crawlin again last night, done by 9:30.
Low fuel level in tank with crap/water in the fuel and an owner that you think may have over oiled it???
Change/check the fuel filters for...
Good job dad!
you did cut the cheeks out of that fish right????
Smaller T’s are too fun on light tackle and like anything else, when done properly you can CPR just like you would a calico.
Ok, I'm not fishing the tuna this weekend, want to have a two boat tbone tournament? Chet S. you out there?
A "15ft Western Aluminum" is kinda small for a 250# tbone I'm thinking. Smaller fish are on the coast in less than 100', mostly.
What size do you want?
Liked, eat a sandwich once in a while; you need some mass to stay on deck in a big wind.
All the things that I can remember from the last 30 years or so. The first 26 years have been overwritten due to excessive fun while spinning the...
I like the beer holders!
Please place your right hand on your right butt cheek and your left hand on your left butt cheek. Push really hard in an effort to...
Stuff a burlap bag with about 3 others and tie off the top about 8" down so it flops, thow it in the water next to you when you want them to leave...
It happens when the water is warm, they like live bait and do not taste good so CPR.
Looks like they have been on the move for a while.
My Dad and my wife.
I miss them both every time I fish!
Make time to fish with your family and friends whenever you can.
Thanks for the timely post.
Americans fishing in Mexico will be at the invitation of the Mexican people, play by their rules.
What happened to that BFT???
Lucky to get two of these Saturday morning just after feeding time at the pens on a blue and white Tady. Smaller grade on bait.
Limits of YT...
If you are looking to buy a boat go see Rob. He's a good guy, knows his stock and can fish, mostly.
Don’t buy fishing boat from a cocktail...
Nick, I thought you had that deck brush aversion disease.
Have you gotten that boat bloody enough to wash yet??????
Hire a local captian, like Dave Hanson.
Or join a fishing club and meet local fisherman.
Great info, have fun on your trip!
Nice looking marlin bait there!
Thats a steamer and a half, nice colors on that fish!
"If the angler chose to keep it on his own, that's one think. As Stan pointed out in his post - it's the TC rules that required him to kill it -...
Very nice fish Otto!
They are where the bait is, or was a few minutes ago!
BS without pic's, just kidding dude.
I'm so tired of the El Nino hype I get flippant with comments.
Wow, surprised my memory was that good,...
So did you rip out that useless bench seat?
If so what did you replace it with?
I bought one nice deck chair and put it behind the tank, the...
Leave it alone; the science done in the past is still viable today. The science done today is politically correct and biased against anything but...
B.S. without pictures!
In 30 years I dont recall any El Nino events starting the same year as a La Nina ended. The dieoff in Peru certinly...
May feel good but its not the answer to our problems. More public awareness to the level of lies the opposition is willing to put on the more than...
I'm gona go north to catch some more bass and maybe another tbone, good luck with the weather, I'm waiting for another day and tuna that have a...
I stopped fishing for Mako’s 8 years ago and don’t expect to start up again in my lifetime.
Coastal T's are always near lots of...
I voted for the tex but after actually seeing the damage I rescind my vote! That needs some glass and epoxy.
Dam nice red!
Decided to stay away from the BFT and went north. Hooked three tbones this size, killed one and released two. Straight 30# mono and bigger circle...
Lots of small Makos on the coast this year.
Would that be the research into the affects of cold water on cotton, or where the fish went?
Have to ask, has anyone ever heard, over the VHF radio, any Mexican immigration official asking you to check in with the boat anchored at South...
Good thing you brought Otto along to feed the family!
Unlikely, at best this may be the start of a 6 year cycle into an El Niño period. Don’t buy into the hype just go fishing when you can.
Had to look, bummed there was no 29' halibut picture!
Think about the 6' lizard fish on a dropper loop you could have use for bait!
Personally I don’t have anyone telling me how to make my money or how to run my business except customers, fed, state and local...
Ahhhh, June Lake.
Thanks guys, it made my family and friends very happy. I will be looking forward to cookies and strawberry pie as pay backs from a few.
Got this nice butt off the I.B. area Saturday on a drifted sardine just after slack high tide. Took three fish for 54# of halibut and some kicker...
Our sailing brothers and sisters who loved the sea and lived for adventure have died pursuing their dreams. Honor and respect them and their families!
You are building up some good Karma.
Next time the skunk is in trouble!
I just did the Ignition coil thing myself, OEM is $150 each for my...
Wow, something tells me that kid on yuboob is not from CA, or if he is its due to home schooling. Our CA education system could not create someone...
I see a new BDs forum coming soon, Inshore/Offshore Underway Schedules and Ride Sharing, With or Without Happy Endings! That would be the full Ho...
Good job on getting the kid fishing, one fish or none it’s the fact that she was willing to try that makes me think there is still hope.
What is it?
I caught this mean little fish last Sunday while fishing off the hotel Del. It was tough snapping a picture because the only time...
You can't have mine, they work too well.
Dave's the guy, tell him Randy and Steve say hi.
Do not remove the pulpit!
The only "broom" I've handled this year had bristles and the "horn" was attached to my truck, nice way to start the year!
Dead heads scrub the boat on the way in, sit in the nest on a big day, bang on the macerator when it gets plugged and any other dirty filthy job...
I hear they taste like chicken but are a bitch to clean without a crane. The eye balls are rich in Omega 3's and the liver cures impotency, enjoy.
Time to go shopping for dive gear at the beach. Early Sat morning there will be all manor of gear rolling in the surf at the popular spots ripe...
What do humbolt squid eat?
This answer depends on what species of squid you mean. Giant...
They have been here too long already!
They eat anything they can hold onto!
They create their own ammonia to use as ballast at depth so you must...
Nice door mat for the bay.
The females need to be about 200# to breed. A legal catch and good to eat, but concider CPR for the smaller females in the future.
Humm a sushi advertisement on a fishing site, watch out for the bait and switch maneuver.
There are Adds???
Danger, Danger, Will Robinson!
Some of them round things have switch blades in their tails, the others have HVAC generators inside.
What we need is solid science behind decisions concerning game management. This is a trophy fish legally taken.
DFG is not going to have...
"Well you didnt ask but I well tell you anyway. I totaly disagree with slot limit. There should be an 84 inch minimum fork length. Since 90% of...
Fisherman takes a fish, film at 11:00, lynching at 11:10 by forum wanabees.
Sarcastic fringe head!
I’ve seen a box you can lock around your brake peddle. It keeps the brake from being depressed and getting the trany out of park.
Good Job Dad!
Heat from any source just below pain level around the site, a liquid is best.
I need money!
The New Pacific Dawn and then the Patrician with Jamie Vernon.
Good times, good times, I think,,,, it's been a while, 1978!
FAD's bad, to easy to bag and tag all the small BET.
Should go well with the mercury, maybe they weigh more after contact. Real heavy metal tuna!
Short Alby season, small YFT on the 9 at the end of Sept followed by skippies thru the end of Oct with a sprinkling of offshore and coastal YT...
That was a dollar or two.
Looks like there was some vinyl clenching there at the end on richards part.
This tournament is about 9 months of steady work. There are about 20 club members that support this event every year and put in tremendous amounts...
Hows the weather, flowers are starting to bloom out here.
Thanks, let’s hope and pray we don’t need them, and to that end please send money to keep America fishing and our other friends...
I’ve met Mr. Harvey several times and found him to be a true gentleman and great advocate for sport fishing. Thanks for the pic’s and...
Looks like a pinger, or locating device. Can you show a side view?
You down graded to 22 shamrock??
I had a 19 6 shamy pilot house for 12...
See you there.
I could do some sand dabs about now.
I have always preferred to gut fish instead of fishermen and I have to ask, If Keith Poe called for help...
I I love sand dabs filets in a cream sauce on a bed of fettuccine nodules, better than reds or any other rock fish.
Thanks for sharing, its appreciated.
Its always good to have friends in deep wet places.
Good stuff, love to see that kind of info.
Nice, love the kids tee shirt in the avitar.
That is a hot picture. You should send that to Bill B. or someone and have them juce it up.
Where was that taken?
Saw something similar with what we thought were bat rays in La Bay back in the 80's, very cool. Snagged one with a jig once by mistake, they pull...
FYI, The females need to be about 250 # to get a chance to breed once.
They grow fast the first year, this one looks to be about 7 months old.
There will be a fresh crop of rabid environmentalists rising to the call if this show continues to promote only the dark side of hunting and fishing.
The Bob and Kenny show, who’s got the gall.
Even in the forest it’s all about the money.
Yep, one of the ''big 3 unknowns''.......corvina, midshipman and lizard fish[ that's what you have.]
And coming in at # 4, the mantis shrimp.
Its,,,, not getting away, good job of hooking that shallow water "sablefish".
Nice reboot into the action.
All the above using Mack's or a big diamond jig with the tail half of a rock fish/dab stuck on a single hook.
And the drag buttoned, If any...
The Lucanus jigs worked for me on most occasions but have yet to try the wing, I will sooner or later. Did not buy into the rod and reel BS, just...
I did not hit this guy personally but had to share anyway.
Make friends with someone that can use a mulitmeter, or better yet show you how to use it. 12V DC electronics is relatively easy once you learn...
Costco, Nikon D5000 for under $1000 and it comes with two lens. I just got one and its fun to use and takes great pic's.
Auto focus and water...
Enough with the gun already, lets see the filet knifes and the flying gaffs!
Very nice eclectic catch. Kudos for IDâing the elusive fringe head, I've been lucky to catch several big ones. They are extremely territorial so...
22.2# Yellowtail on 10# ultra green Max at the middle grounds last june, best ratio for 2010. Sorry forgot to spin the photo first.
It was Keith for sure, other than that,,,,.
Developing a new fishery is a lot of work for one man.
If he pulls it off he will be the fishing...
Let me know if he can verify a fair chase on that one and I will recant. At first I was watching all his shows because he is out there doing wild...
Living on the edge, I think he slipped, fell and hit his head on the way down a few times.
I’ve watched several of his shows but stopped...
What's up with the foam in the bait tank???? You fishin walleye and the bubbler is stuck on?
That would be him or in B.D. parlance "that guy".
Is it that crazy long hair from Flordia that killed a pig with a spear on tv?
Went to the spot with everyone else, drifted and chunked and got two bites. One on the deck and one still swimming. Fished 15# and 10# with...
Thats the way to do it, good job both of you!
Nice bloody yellows.
I hear the bigger breeders taste like lobster.
This is a legal fish and I dont want to sound like I'm bagging on the catch. I mentioned the breeding weight with a hope to educate and leave the...
Its all good, the toughest part is knowing I had a hand in the game too. Mako was fuel money and we were good at it.
I remember blues shutting...
Thinking about shark fishing is a bummer for me. Watching the resource dwindle for 27 years left me not fishing Mako at all and taking one big...
Nice little sharky, looks like a female. They need to be about 250# to breed the first time. Males can breed at about 150 I think.
I've had these issues in the past with rechargeable products that still work but the battery is toast. If you can read a voltmeter; I’d rip...
I was glad to be in my parker labor day weekend!
Left the point Sunday morning about 2:45 and slogged down 5 miles below the hidden bank, started to fish when the water reached 67.3. At about...
Nice little sharky.
Its gota be a Spanish mackerel!
If cows swam in the sea and ate kelp how would you feel? Ask the average Californian to choose between a cute sea lion pup and a white sea bass or...
If you plan on fishing offshore in heavy seas I would not get a notched transom. Boat designs are a lot more forgiving than in the past but old...
Go buy Fred Archers Mako book, and then stay home until you get a flying gaff and learn how to use it.
Mako's are not kid friendly,
How do you like humidity? So Cal politics may suck but not as bad as the south eastern and gulf coast weather.
Shoot carp, not sharks. Nice fish though.
This year fishing is what you make of it, good job on finding a good time in the bay.
Lets hope we see them again and that they are not all dead and canned.
Looks like B.D's should start a Kids forum.
Kind of scary when you think about all the crap that kids are feed in school about saving the...
Wait a week or so and the state of California may let you marry it, no questions asked. Arnold can show you how to tie the knot.
Everingham's operation is the best, we are very lucky to have them here.
3.5 years old, a Zebco loaded with 8# looking for bluegill. Was not happy on shore, wanted to go on the boat with dad!
Very nice spotty. Lots of info, some of it is even correct.
Bought a new F250 super duty, and continued working the second job. Hoping to pay it off by next year when all the yft show up.
Hey this is starting to be fun. So what is wrong with a Striper? It has a Yamaha 250 Furuno radar etc etc And cost half as much as an overrated...
I predict the albi bite will be off to non-existent for the next 3 to 7 years. I plan on getting to know Clemente island better. Hope I'm wrong...
Looks like a Sable fish. I havenât seen one of those since I cut 5 out of a Mako's stomach a few years ago. All five had the tails bitten off...
Their called thumb splitters.
BS without #'s!
Pretty work on them gay blades.
Amazing, you do the work and you get the fish, go figure.
Give em hell.
We are going to need lawyers on the boat with us to fish soon.
Australia has some planes to patrol their closed areas that can...
Too much free info is a bad thing for local spot fishing. What happend to paying dues and finding spots on your own? If you want to save fuel stay...
This is one of the few tools left that evolution can utilize to eliminate the weak members of the herd.
All boaters with one year of...
Great post, looks like fun.
Some have claws or spurs on their feet so immobilize both ends using the towel. Most birds die if they bleed much so you may want to cut the line...
I read that, good job. We need to educate the general public and this is as good a venue as any.
If you chase birds or fish go slowly, no white water. Please resist the urge to run and gun when the fish are up in a crowded area like you are...
I was there also, seemed like a normal day to me. Hooked one on 10# and fought it for a while but,,,,.
There are better fish to eat.
I killed one in 28 years, thatâs enough for me.
Fun to catch and look at though, good job on the fish but post...
Would that be baracuda Mike, did he bring the dogs?
Very nice catch on the rap.
Another no to go please.
Must be due to Global Mediocrity!
Hang in there it'll happen,,,, someplace.
Fish gots tails and go where they wants, not were we wants precious!
Ray's got juice and some carry switchblades. Don’t underestimate the ray, man..
Very cool always wanted to try this, good job.
A big black Jap head made in the 60's is what killed this big eye on the 30 mile in the 80's.
Stuff like this will get out of hand quickly so let’s just not go there!
Good job Dad.
Seals are like bad weather, something you have to endure.
It can be a game of inches and sometimes its the little things that make a difference. I've tried mono and fluorocarbon side by side many times...
I've had both and the Pacific is better in my opinion, sweeter and retains more mosture after cooking.
It happens, nicely done.
Over the side or onshore. The potty was the first thing off the new boat.
Let’s measure a tom cod from LA harbor!
Better yet let’s force feed Don Benninghoven swordfish until he pops then test the pieces.
I like the head down tails up POV in the pic. Looks like your standin next to a tree stump, nice yt.
One yt that wanted to play over Memorial Day weekend at the islands. Slow trolled sardine at the middle grounds after everyone followed the fleet...
Sounds like you donât need any advice! You caught the target fish and pissed off some people, a well rounded day on the water.
Basking shark, not the frist time for them to be here. Had some up close incounters in the past, very cool.
You have more patience than me for sure; I would have been describing Greasy Grannies Gopher Gut Stew in great detail.
Nothin like thinking about...
Its not a midshipman, its a sarcastic fringehead.
Here is the link.
Sarcastic fringehead (Neoclinus blanchardi), stock Pictures, Seawater...
Nice T bone!
Troll very slowly with hook less baits, light drags and watch the rod tips constantly. Work the bait/ thermal cline. When you get whacked stop on...
Those chunks of impeller may need to be accounted for sooner or later. Hope they are not a problem, good luck on the repair.
Be careful, water and hot lead don’t mix. If there is ANY moisture in the mold, don’t put hot lead in it or it may explode. And the...
Good stuff. A Family fishing bond is tough to break.
Get Direct TV’s regional sports package, you may see more choices.
Looks like good times for all, and a worthwhile adventure.
This was fun, lots of interesting names. Have you seen a winner yet??
What can we name next?
Love the hat, cute kids and fish, way to go dad.
Good to see them in the jackets also.
Extra nice that it came in the surf, good job.
Capty Hooops has spoken, yet another shark expert with an opinion. Stick to selling soap Mr. marketing.
Hard Place, that way the fish will always be between a rock and a,,, hard place.
Or my favorite, Knot Workin.
Play nice, the man's askin for info and taking his son fishing.
The gun sight south end of North Island. Jackass crack on the east side of South Island. Elephant seal cove on the west side of south island. YT...
Got one also, must be a flood of these going out to appease the masses.
Don’t fail to send a response up the chain of command if you get...
I'm wondering if those BET’s are still swimming in sea water or spring water in a can. It would be nice to see them again but that species...
Dixon or Poway for trout. I know Dixon has camping and the fishing has been good.
Until there is victory, we must fight!
Offshore good, inshore bad, humid onshore. Takes a few years to recover.
Bait could be tough to come by, good bait may be next to impossible.
I think the old tire would be the healthier item to eat.
Just kidding, but I know where that bass has been, eeeuuuuuoooo.
Worth the time, if you have a strong stomach.
Bluegill when I was 3,,,,51 years ago!
Can you remember the first mystery fish that you lost and never saw?
Mine was way big and gone in...
My vote goes for Trevor!
I saw a 40+ weighted last year and thatâs close. Sorry I donât remember the length.
Nice catch, bigger than 30# I think.
Caught this short billed spearfish at the 277 on a friendâs boat back in the early 90's.
And I thought finding a cigarette butt in a trout was unusual.
You definitely win the "what’s up a lobsters’ butt" contest.
Short term, very cool.
Long term, bummer there goes the kelp again.
I'd rather see a normal year.
29.9 at the cable crossing on a sliding egg rig with a sardine.
How did the NRA become so successful at what they do for hunting and gun owners?
Can we ask them to add an âRâ to the name and become...
I got something similar from him, is there hope some politicians are on our side??
Send letters, emails, make phone calls and show up at the MLPA meetings. Protesting a global mega-manufacture by not purchasing their products is...
Great job, see you at the bay bass tourny.
Nicely done, good job dad.
Swell shark, they look a little different than the picture when fully expanded.
A very good year us.
Nice fish in the bags and a little swag.
Looking forward to whatever next season brings.
This 92# bet was taken during an el nino year on the 30 mile bank.
Sounds like you both were doing a little fishin.
Law dogs are trained to push you a little to see if you blink.
Well I guess you know who to blame if we looose the MLPA's fight, too many oooo's in my emails. Sorry guys!
Wow, how do you really feel?
Another flower sniffer raises its uneducated opinion.
You baby killin commenter’s should talk about something you are familiar with.
Unless of course you’re a flower sniffin MLPA lover.
Not specifically crafted for the meeting but this is my standard email/letter.
We are about to lose our fishing rights! People opposed to...
A legend moves on, leaving some big shoes to fill. A true sportsman and pioneer in offshore fishing.
Itâs never a good idea to let someone get hurt when you can prevent it, even if they more than deserve it.
Just think if you had to be the...
Good job dad, keep the kids fishin.
Very nice fish, what did you gaff it with, a razor blade?
Wow,, I'm not so good at fist fighting these days so I guess I'll stick to rod and reel fishing. You lobster guys play too rough!
What a hack!
I have been boarded in the past at the islands several times. Be cool and have your @#[email protected]# in order, no problem.
It happens, whales can be curious too.
Anyone remember a decky named mullet?? Good times, good times.
Very nice, good job dad.
Packard Foundation Names Lisa MonzÃ³n to Lead Marine Fisheries Grantmaking
January 11, 2008
LOS ALTOS, CaliforniaâThe David and Lucile...
So what happened to the cat?
I think your time would be better spent if you focus on the Californian political machine, folks that can enter the fight at that level and on our...
That’s going to leave a mark!
Good thinking to get on the radio and ask for help, that would have been a loooong trip home for your buddy.
Thanks for doing the work!
I have been pushing some email and letters around but time and tide have kept me from the meetings. Based on some of...
one view, one comment.
Having tasted this bitter pill myself all I can say is God's speed to recovery Tred and family.
Live every day like there’s no tomorrow,...
Called in my protest, the lady did not seem surprised at all. She did ask if I was responding as an individual or representing a group. Has...
Utterly and Undeniably Dead!
I'd mount that hat on a wall if I were you.
I took one off the 277 about 1996, tastes like chicken. Mine weighed in at 38# dressed. Caught on mean Joe green.
Very rare, Af Dreamer you da...
Check this site out, NEP animation, for predicted swell heights. I did not launch last Saturday thinking it was going to be bad based on this and...
I got a reply to my email. Sounds positive take a look and respond to him if possible. We need more politicians looking into our side of the issue...
I have a distribution network and I donât eat frozen fish. Giving away fish is part of being a fisherman.
This is some of what I sent off.
We are about to loose our fishing rights! People opposed to fishing have taken on the cloak of environmental...
There is a lot of info here.
When I bought my Parker I took it to Robby Gordon at boating dynamics back in 05. He told me that his experience...
When I read "about 35" I though yea sure!.
Then I saw the picture, Yea sure, way nice yt!
Fishing was very good south east of the 1010 and on to the 295 Saturday. Triples and doubles on alby and yellow fin, no blue fin for us. Alby's to...
Fresh fish should never touch fresh water. If you must clean it use the ocean or cold salted fresh water in a bowl and refresh it after a few...
A chain saw would have made less mess. Nice bloody decks!
I have to admit the lift pole was way fun but more like work after a while. I dont have the back for that anymore.
There have been several slow offshore years that I can remember. One started out in the early summer with tons of the by the wind sailors and it...
Keep her fishing and have fun on the water together, nothing better.
Nice blue fin! So you gave the yellowfin away?
Looks like a bft, nice.
I'm in but have no time with two jobs.
If someone puts it together I'll be there with the boat!
I think itâs an excellent idea.
Best before the full.
I would return the scale, those weights seem a little off.
Doing the fishy dance, I know the feeling. Good job, hope we get to fish there in the future!
uhhh, you forgot to cut out the cheek meat,, big mistake on a fish that size.
Nicely done. I like the retro pictures and panty puns are always fun.
Dont change a thing! Nice job.
He who said “hoping you sink”,,, you stink!
Seriously I think anyone who writes this in a B.D. thread should be banned. There is no...
120 to 130, they’ll survive if you leave them in the water. Good job on getting a marlin to the boat, always a fun time.
Happy to do it Jeff, putting people on fish is as much fun as catching them yourself and the look on your face when it hit the deck was priceless...
It was getting late and it looked like this was going to be my last chance to get neighbor Jeff on a tuna. When I put the reel in gear I knew this...
You have a 100 ton captains license but donât understand why warm water and bait donât mix in mission bay CA?? Where do you usually fish?
Thats all good, nice job on getting the whole family fishing.
Itâs a tragic comedy produced by idiot savants looking for ratings to promote their special brand of âsave the world for our childrenâ while...
I had a 19'.6 for 12 years, traded up to a 2320 parker for more comfort as I got older.
Thatâs a real fishing boat right there. Mine had a...
ap16 no problems.
Not that good, kind of metallic tasting.
Add two or three glass beads and little egg sinker at the end to make em talk.
No sleep, no wife, no kids, no life. Was not for me and I tried several times. Good luck with the fishing life.
In 25 + years of parking there I've have had my tires slashed, lugs loosened and trailer locks beaten with hammers to break them off. Not to...
Nothing wrong with fresh marlin, good job on getting the first one of the year!
Nice female dorado!
Let me know if you plan to launch during low tide, say 3:30 to 4:30 pm on a summer time Saturday, I want to bring my camera.
Boy I hope the fish show up in numbers soon, all this drama is cutting into my work time.
As you spend more and more time on the water you realize bad things are going to happen, the ocean is just a dangerous place. Going slow is...
I passed the lee of south Island on 7/11 going north hugging the island, no problems. I slowed down at the south end and cruised up to jackass...
Iâve been watching whales, porpoise and dolphin most of my adult life and have to believe the whale knew where you were. As adults most whales...
Hard to tell from the picture but with all the spots in the ventral area, the color and shape of the pec fin, looks like a blue fin to me. Nice...
Nice job on the fish and congrats on your first steps into a larger world.
Storing hydrogen on a boat, humm. Making hydrogen from water using high voltage electricity near a tank of hydrogen stored on a boat, humm. Sounds...
Thats all good!
Rock fish, halibut, calico, sculpin and sand bass.
Use the old ones as cut bait for mackerel fishing, stays on.
kelp pad on the surface, 1950's.
kelp paddie, 1970's.
Patty, what are you Irish?
Nothing in the ocean is for sure or constant! Some years certain species just don’t show up on time or in quantity for one reason or...
3 to 6 miles off La Jolla sometime in July would be my bet, depends on water conditions.
Get a hand held VHF and ask for help finding the right...
We had a great time on the water and will be back next year with a better plan. We were about 100 yards from the winners but with limited squid we...
One 28 lb WSB in a yellow tail tournament, nice fishy but no money. Next year!
Give it time, they will settle in our area if it continues to hold good water and bait. The tuna's could be on the whale food and not interested...
I reported baiting a marlin inside of Clemente Saturday. My buddy was watching for paddies on the way home and said I got a mako or mola dead...
Look at the tail on the mostly vertical blue fin in the sink; did it look like that when you caught it? If so it’s been travelin some.
Spearmint gum, candy and teas will turn fish away.
We're in, Good luck and Cya out there!
Where's the door knob on that thing? Nice fish!
There will be a 12 lb dorado taken within 30 miles of S.D. by 7.15.09!
Too funny! I can’t believe this post has lasted this long with so much bad info. Its a bad Scad!
We need to start a "save the fisherman" campaign. Maybe the deadliest catch guys could travel the country and promote our side of the story. Are...
Read this carefully, it seems to be promoting more management not the extreme closure mentality. I did just skim the high spots.
Very good staked and grilled with butter and a little garlic.
If I have one in the box anything under 24" goes back for sure. I think it would be hard to release a 46" butt but I'll be happy to take a shot at it.
I can remember some good offshore years that started like this, should go wide by the 4th with another wave of albies on the inner banks off...
Big bait, big fish, nice worm holder. Dont forget that trick, it will work again another day!
Very nice! That’s a wall hanger right there.
Its good to get out from under the porch once in a while,, see you out there.
Nice one, did you cut out the cheek meat?
Not a problem if done right. There is good info in the posts above but technically there is no reason not to do it if you know how. If you do it...
Tighten the jam real good and then back off a little from the hook eye to form a small loop. If the knot is tight enough backing off will be tough...
good work, nice fish!
The ocean is a vast and mysterious place full of its own wonders. Words like never, always and guaranteed are too limiting for something like the...
horse mackerel or scad, not a spanish, .
The wife said it was pushin 30 but the mystery fish that smoked my 30 # rig was the one I wanted to eyeball. Not sure what it was but the head...
Lost the big one at the boat, these will have to do. This is my first attempt at adding pictures, please donât laugh too much if its F#$k'ed up.
Plunk a broadbill with a speargun,,,,hope you have good insurance and a solid will, your wife's going to need it. I've seen one upset, you...
tuff boot with inserts is the only way to go!
Hoping for the very best outcome, prayers on the way.
I've owned a Shamrock 19.6' and a Parker 2320 during the last 20 years. I ridden in most of the other pilothouse versions except Defiance.
Don’t forget that good things happen when good science and good laws come together. As an example the ban on near shore gillnets and the...
I use the new de-fishing soap before and during fishing trips. I remember reading "Taps Tips" in sports afield about using anise oil to block...
I saw an elephant seal tossing a small thresher around like a rag doll on the south 9 about 3 years ago. It happens.
You’re going to risk killing a breeding 300 + lb female thresher for 10 seconds of ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ ping. Good luck!
Ed's treated me right on several occasions, for the Shamrock and Parker. It’s a long drive for me but worth every mile. I’m currently...
The look of determination on his face says it all, a new angler for life. Good going on getting a kid fishing.
Oh My God,,, I'm sooooo sorry this fishery has turned on like this.
If you’re new to the game be very careful with these big models at...
You have got to be kidding me, in these times when fishing people of all kinds are under constant attack you dipsticks think you can gang up on...
Everingham bait company is the best,,, period. I've fished out of a lot of So Cal ports and San Diego is blessed believe me. They are in the...
Gene was the real deal, good luck on following in his wake.
The panties are bunchin up today!
With freedom comes responsibility.
This is a great site because itâs run by people that fish. You donât have to worry about being...
Caught some smallish strippers at night by Pearson’s fuel dock in S.D bay back in 96. They were there for a week or so. Just goes to show...
My first fish finder was a Zebco. Then I got a pair of polarized sunglasses to go with it, man did that improve things.
You flower sniffers did notice that this post originated in Auckland I hope,,, or are you global panty sniffers?
That stuff is bunk, I use it all the time and out fish most other lines. Dont buy any, I need the fish.
Just a quick tip for the new_bee’s. If you have a chart plotter onboard start saving all your hookups, where you see bait or fish, etc. This...
The least we can do, just hit send.
I have two jobs and no time, Iâm saving money in forward and reverse because I remember too well what being poor was like. Not running scared,...
Go do the Dolly Pardons, aka the domes south of Dana. Try starting in 80 feet drifting toward shore. Use some sardines or chovies and a dropper...
It could have been on the surface to help digest dinner, hard for a thresher to swim on the surface without swinging the tail in the air. Should...
Hope to see you again next year Josh.
Not funny. There is a special place in hell for such people.
I know what kind of work load this must be and it falls way short of the mark but many thanks to you Mike and the "A" team of volunteers for...
Shark fishin, picnic to panic in a heart beat.
There are lots of threads covering this.
Guns are way more dangerous than the shark....
Thats a win, keep up the good work.
Dont limit your kid fishing to just your kids, take some of thier friends along too.
Get a full sized, three sided diamond wand from Cabalas, you wont be sorry. Costs about $40 and will last two to three seasons. Dull to sharp in...
Take as much meat off as possible and use some stiff wire to set a shape. Hang them in a euc tree that has ants in early spring and take them down...
Opinions are like belly buttons, everybody’s got one.
Just because you have a diamond in yours does not mean I want to see it.
Yes my Parker started leaking after 1 year. I replaced the port seal with a sea star seal kit and the new one started leaking after a few months....
Would you stop your wife from cutting a bagel with your Forschner, sawing back and forth with the blade side pointing into her palm? Of course you...
When I started sport fishing there was no alternative to learning from experience. The old salts would look at your hands and laugh their asses...
There are a lot better things to eat than leopard shark. I've taken a few but never again, did not like the taste, too much iodine for me. I would...
Back in the day I had a shamrock that was fresh water cooled. I rigged a hose to the raw water strainer so that if I shut down the raw water...
Heat and lots of it will kill the pain of most sea bourn poisons. Soak the poked appendage in anything hot for as long as the pain is there. I...
In smaller boats don’t put the first gaff in a Mako anywhere near the head. Put the gaff right behind the dorsal fin on top or right behind...
For those who want to kill bigger sharks please buy and read some appropriate literature on sharking first, Fred Archer's shark fisherman’s...
Very cool, I'd rather spend 2 minuets looking at something like this than all that HD TV has to offer for a week.
The return should be the bottom unused port with the R under it in the top photo. The P and S under the fittings indicate which way the boat...
Oh my God, you kept the cooler and used it again? Let go of Mr. Lincoln once in a while, America needs the cash flow.
Sorry I could not pass...
Saw one last fall on the lower 9, eating a baby thresher shark. Years ago we used to call the somewhat sheltered cove on the weather side of south...
listening to the vhf while fishing is like looking at a painting through a straw. Lots of misinformation flying among the "F" bomb’s. There...
Cute but stinky! I hear they make good pets. I ran over one with the boat trailer once on the way to fish, one of my better days fishing,, except...
A fish and a big smile, way to go Dad.
Another fine day for the lone fisherman, with all these good posts you may have to start guiding, I know Nick will need to pay someone to catch a...
Oh yea, NICE!
With a full moon under the bft like to bite into the evening, at some point during the bite with the light almost gone they can go nuts with the...
West Marine has the 10 mic filters I believe, check out thier web site I think you can mail order online.
Way to go Dad!
Not everyone wants to live on the couch. I can remember some tight spots my Dad and I got into when I was young. There was a...
Heck of a fish mate!
Jumping a battery boat to boat is risky, better to pass the battery from boat to boat, fewer explosions that way.
Not the first time I've seen this, was told by the old one's,, their flying fish eggs. Donât know myself just passing on info from days gone by....
John are you fishing Friday. I hope to be out there also, I'll give you a shout on 72. Thanks for the info Tony, SDA rules! We're you fishin solo?...
Great info, I'll be rebuilding my brakes soon and this is why I always look at these posts, golden information at a good price. Thanks for the...
We enjoy having one of the best bait operations in the country here in San Diego; an extra $5 is not much to pay when you consider the...
Tide will get it out!
Bleach or soap in a bait tank for any reason is just wrong, should have just lived with the smell for a while. Sun light...
I bought a similar setup from West Marine a few years ago and it leaked through the key entry slot. Not a lot but it did leak and I replaced it...
Wow, you guys got more money than I had when I was 17. My first tank was a 32 gal trash can. Turned the lid upside down, cut a hole in the center...
I have been privileged to spend time with both Great Whites and Basking sharks at one point or another and I believe that this is a basking shark....
I take my 2005 250 Yamaha to Boating Dynamics in San Diego for its maintenance, on the first pass Robby suggested and installed the 10 mic filter,...
I want the crab count,,,,,and I want it NOW! I love that show, ever watch the look on their faces when they dump back females and shorts. Itâs...
Thats all good right there, way to go Dad.
I pitched a rubber Calcutta hoo to a broadbill up here last season after casting/trolling everything but the kitchen sink to it and almost...
I was just there last week, dead ballyhoo with some weight trolled deep for DoDo. Billfish were just settling in and were tough to get to eat. We...
Too bad we cant get a local news channel to carry a story like this, "And now a story about a local dad helping his son find the right path"!...
Wow wish I had some popcorn!
I bought Â½ scoop of squid last Friday night from the Outer Limits and while we talked to the only guy on deck...
I help develop communications systems that go into UAV's, voice and video over IP.
Check your antenna connector on the back of the radio first. Some connectors are soldered and some are held together by pinching force supplied by...
I'm thinking about a kite hanging a merry-go-round with two minimacks at Guadalupe!
That right there is what you call a quality fish!
Looked at some web sites concerning elephant seals and found that eating smallish sharks is evidently not that uncommon. One interesting note was...
Went to the pinnacles area north of North Island for some rock cod fishing. We did ok but it was a slow pick all day for us. We came close to a...
Fred Archer and some other anglers have written up good info on how to boat a shark. If you’re going to shark fish you should read up on how...
Whoa Nelly, I’m thinking you’re one lucky angler. I did some vinyl clenching when I read the part about having the tail under your arm...
Good job on the fish and for keeping your head during a problem. Fuel troubles can become big problems if you’re not careful, even diesel....
Its a fish. Just because its a marlin folks get all up on their politically correct or “F U“ box. It’s a legal catch, you decide...
Be safe, my crew and I are deferring until Sunday. We had enough ass kicking weather last weekend.
Quality time, good job on the fish. We worked that area inside the mushroom 3 hrs for one zip on a micro daisy chain and headed to the 302. We...
It was rough to say the least! Plan was to get to the stem of the mushroom and start the day there. At dawn we were 21 miles from the spot and...
That looks like it could be a bird dog to me, ummm fried quail breast wrapped in bacon and stuffed with green chilies or just salt and peppered....
During the big 80’s El NiÃ±o I passed most of an attached garage complete with little gable window over the tilt up garage door. It was 6...
It only takes one time when you really need someone to help you,,, and they do,,, to make you a real believer in Karma! What comes around goes...
We used to catch these things fishing for yellows. Dam lost another mack to this stupid allmouth,,,, hand me another M80. Pinned onto a jig stick...
goggle for "NEP animation".
Iâve noticed that the dye used on some grocery bags is coming of on my gelcoat and vinyl seat covers of the boat if left there over night, any...
Baking soda, an old burlap bag and some elbow grease, no cleaning chemicals at all. My bait tank is the first thing I clean when I get home from a...
Hey Mike, I have to admit that it wasnât until we were close to a limit that we went public with the numbers. Sitting on a bite like that...
Heading to the 390 but stopped 6 miles short on some nice marks and got our first fish at 5:20 am, 5 minutes of trolling. Never went more than a...
I've had the same problem, shallow pickup sucks up anything on the surface. Put a SS screen in the intake, West Marine has them. You may have to...
Thanks guys, BD is a great site hopefully I'll be able to pass on some wisdom someday. Hey it could happen.
Does anyone have experience using a pressure washer on their modern boats? I have a 3 year old Parker 23â pilothouse and a pressure washer that...
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