Does your local fuel dock not take bad gas for disposal? They may charge you for it. Seems like your are in Ventura but Dana Point fuel dock does...
Ya need a bigger boa..ut!
Erik, what's your take on why the local/nearshore fishing has been pretty lousy since June, this year?
From Newport to Oceanside, water temp is...
Madness, madness, madness!!!!! A little more fluency in your dance steps would lead to better ballet show! LOL.
You know I think those vacationers are going to come back to the friendly waters for another try at the big one! Way to go! Nice boat too! No...
Wow, that's a massive amount of fun! Congrats!
Did you have to get that new beautiful sled all bloody dirty?
Charkbait, Huntington Beach or Amazon
oh he looks so unhappy with the sandab! lol. But hooray your day ended well!
You the man!
If i could only catch a legal size sea bass!
That’s funny because when we charter multiple pangas and ask the skippers to keep together...they never do!
You the man!
Tight lines, safe travels and look forward to your report. Sounds like a So. Cal offshore tour!
It's a good day fishing!
Looks like a boat show! All crowding each other... be it PB or Sporties. 100 yds clearance would be nice. I hope everyone caught some!
Thanks for the good read and pictures!
Thanks for the report. Now let's hope they start climbing North!
BloodyDecks three days straight! Wow!
Wow, what an exciting experience to tell! Well done!
I planted mackeral next to my cherry tomatoe plant. Now my cherry tomatoes tastes like mackeral, no kidding!
Nice big one!
Yup, it has been slooooooow around Dana.
Any friends around or only one salmon? It is beginning to turn into an odd fishing season for SoCal!
i feel sorry for the deckhand who has to free that tangle of lines! And oh, who’s fish got brought up in that net of lines? :argue::argue::argue:
I can’t read your handwriting, it’s too bouncy :eyepoppin
head = no bucket
Ahhh , the ferocious looking lion fish of the Pacific! My son told me sculpins are too ugly to eat no matter what people say.
For kids to have...
Good report... consistent with others. Sounds like you had some thrills on the water. Enjoy your vacation.
You should read the instructions on the Petit web site as to what is the earliest time you can clean after a fresh application of anti-fouling...
Fastest 10 pounder i know off, congrats and many more.
Dana Point sucks right now. One sculpin is all that came out of the water this past Saturday for me. Of course there are more talented fishermen...
Been waiting for good news from the dynamic duo! :worship:
I hear ya! What do you do when you really can't see the shoreline? AKA "offshore?" A dozen Xanax maybe?
Wow, that's a good time!
Awesome. You were prepared with triple gaffs!
Sonar will pick up any object under its cone, fish line, lure, seaweed, rocks, dolphins, seals, rubble, wreck. Does not need swim bladder to show...
I could not even catch a mackerel today! The area is lifeless. It’s August, or mid summer! Where are the fish?
California can only ban up to 3 miles offshore. Further out than that is Fed territory. I believe there is a Cali gill net ban effective next...
Get a daytime distress signal, ie. a flag. Bolt cutter, duct tape, first aid kit, a bucket, a small set of tools and you are fully rigged for safety.
Get the “ Windy “ app! it will give you conditions of the location you point on your map! For your size boat you want wind less than 10 knot, 3-2...
Ok thanks guys. I hope the fishing around Dana Point picks up soon for everyone. I am also thinking it’s the water quality which drove away the...
I would have to assume you don’t own an early Andros 5A 2 spd. It is a known issue.
Wow, I have fished from Salt Creek to the Domes for the past two months without much to show. I wish I could post those keeper fish pictures and...
Urgent Memo: Checkered shorts only for today's fishing trip!
Even better with a little garlic butter and shallots - Bourgignon style!
I sent in my Andros a5II lever drag in for repair because the gears were slipping. Paid $22 for USPS flat rate shipping with insurance and another...
Looks like a giant perch? What is it? A photoshoperch?
I went on an offshore trip on Sum Fun out of Dana Point a couple years ago looking for tuna and dorados. My son caught the only fish, a 10 -15 lb...
What the...........? Speechless.
Ouch, looks like the motors are torn off too!
That is a whole lot of fun!
Well done! Next one is going to be much more relaxing!
If the skipper gives you an inflatable type 2 or 3 pfd to wear, you will fine. If not...then pass on it.
Aah having one big screen is the way to go! Have you not wished to see a larger chart? Have you seen the screen of a Tesla S? It just blows the...
what real fisherman wears a stiff starched shirt and a three piece suit now? That was in the 1920’s before Columbia wear was founded!
Oh that is f'd! You should have dispersed some bloody chum in the water before you left the area.
My boat is equipped with sets of 5mph "No Wake Zone" buoys that can be deployed around boils and foamers! Just kidding, I am only wishing right?
You hung in like a determined bulldog! Congrats! Consider a new nick name "BULLDOG!"
Where is the dinner party!!!!!!!? I am HUNGRY!
Now that is a real nice gesture! Very gallant to set aside personal hobby for familial needs! Lucky wife!
Good try! Next time. You weren't working!
Buy used, about 3 years old with still some warranty miles remaining.
LOL. I gave you an excuse to tell your left brain and/or wife that a BD member suggested you get both.
Get both size!
Maybe try a shiny 2 oz torpedo weight with hook tied to the end?
Deans chewed on the back means the fish is not big enough to swallow it whole, therefore not a keeper you wanted anyway.
How durable is the wrap? Like when rubbing against a slip, would it tear or wrinkle? Does it need waxing?
You experienced a great trip many would envy! Thanks for your report and stocking our itch to get out.
If you want it done right, you need to keep your boat on a trailer for a while to thoroughly dry out the fiberglass before you repair it....
i was fishing from the shore in King Harbor, behind a restaurant, i think it was Trader Vic’s or some Polynesian restaurant. Any my wife and i...
Yah, you sure have something contagious, maybe your measles going to put me out of work for a couple weeks. o_O
Damn it’s such a tease! I am clueless on the area! :spank:
Looks more like a crime scene by the chainsaw massacre rather than a BD scene!:Exploding_Smiley:
Yup ... fishing bug is always catchiest by quantity of fish caught on first trip! Great work!
Interesting, it is priced the equivalent of $3 in Japan but is sold in our Fred Hall show for $1.
oh shit, he likes you!
Awesome and great pictures!
Same place same experience, plus one short barracuda from tossing iron.
You may want to ask your fellow Asian community if they find your comment humorous! i did not think it was funny!
Wow really? Time for sensitivity training?
Where did you put away your tuna? LOL. Honey it does fit!
Color looks good, nice fat content.... $22 per pound!
He is a rarity and such a target. Can we just leave him alone, wish him well and a long life?
So it looks like an unsinkable Boston Whaler? Level flotation but too bad it is upside down. Glad the boater got picked up and is safe. It’s a...
Handy little one! :lux:
Never in my travels have the airline counter rep opened my rod tube to count rods in it. They are not that petty. Not to worry! That goes...
For your described use, a spinning reel will serve you the best. A 4000 to 5000 sized reel. All major brands are good.
One day i like to have your fishing skills! Welcome back!
who that gal? much more entertaining than the rest of this thread,
Sounds like mother nature gave you a splendid adventure and a safe return!
That rule applies only if you settled to eat the bait rather than casting it out! LOL
What is it? :rofl:
Fish combo and safe return! Well done!
Fish is bigger than the fisherman! :beerbang:
Can't argue with that gesture! :appl:
There are more boat builders on the East coast than on the West so it is more readily available on the East. Add $10,000+ to the cost of buying a...
Let us know who you picked and what is cost you. Thanks.
Nice trio for a party of 40!
Nice coaching. Did the other guy who came tight lose his catch in the crossing?
Lived in Scottsdale for five years. I called it “almost paradise” because it did not have a beach. Now i am 20 min. away from my boat “ paradise”...
Your friends new Parker is a fish attractant!
Your son's gonna be a fish slayer and a ladies man in a few short years!
Everyone looks spot on! Way to go!
Since we live in a society (that means you don't live on an island alone) there are rules to make our lives harmonious. Such rule include forming...
Tell me what beach you caught that shark from. I will make sure my kids don't go there!
So what is the cause of it? I have a new Andros 2A and i noticed the other day when i was winding up some rockfish the gear would slip or skip. I...
Conditions are manageable but not a comfortable ride for small crafts.
I was at Turners and looked at the PCH Custom XXXH rod. Wow, it is a much stiffer rod than I expected. I could see it been used for jigging...
Thanks for sharing another great idea!
That's a nice size rooster!
Very nice catch! I think we should keep the WSB hatchery program alive! It definitely looks like more are being caught because of it. And a...
Maybe the launch ramp authorities need to put signs out to prepare the boaters for the launch ramp process like at the airport security lines to...
Anyone 16 years and older must have a fishing license to take any kind of fish, mollusk, invertebrate or crustacean in California,...
Don't you hate it when you provide someone with a great fishing opportunity and they don't show up. They have no idea the cost of owning a boat...
65 feet and no stateroom? :nopity:
No license required if fishing from pier or jetty.
I fished the outside of the east jetty many years ago and caught a lot of jack smelt which all had worms. It just was not a pleasant experience...
Beautiful salt water goldfish! Congrats.
Just can’t get away from those people.They are everywhere...on land... on water! It’s all Trump’s fault!
Awesome fish and video! Thanks for your report!
Ah yes yes yes, he is a very big beauty....say 110 lbs. So there, big bragging rights conferred!
Yup, they are fine nostalgias! i like the back pack tackle bags that can fit four Plano organizers and room for other necessities. It also frees...
Nice mega bass and sheephead!
If you ate that whole rack full of tuna, you would probably never want to eat it again! Great report, great catch!
Great read! Okay, so when are you going to write episode two of season one? The part about repairs to the brown trout tank and the air brakes of...
Why not return the J braid? Just unspool it and send it back! Who is the seller? Was it stocked and shipped by Amazon?
It is very disturbing to...
i believe you need your vessel CG documented if you are going to take it into Mexican waters.
That’s great news and a great blessing! More happy fishing days for both of you.
My wife has MS and she always comes fishing with me. She loves...
Yes, the anti-reverse paw had broken and ordered parts to replace it. Daiwa did/does not charge for small inexpensive parts.
Very sensible advice! Thanks!
Nice catches! Looks like your set for a few dinners!
I have not fished for weeks because of work and weather so i snuck out today before the rain forecasted for tomorrow Sunday. The water around Dana...
That’s true So. Cal. hospitality! lol
Wow, the beast must have been feeding on the escapees from the receiver! Outstanding!
I have a Standard Horizon HX870. 3 channel scanner, Gps coordinates, DSC, floats. Works very well!
Awesome bonus fish!
That is a great idea! Pool noodle! Thanks for sharing!
small craft warning !
Does it fly and glow in the dark?
Thanks all! Looks like 72 is the popular chat channel. It has been a little quiet out there, probably because of a late starting season for many....
Yup...that is another annoying issue. If anything they need to play Santana!
You can but when you mix different brands, even with the same rated lb test, you will not get a uniform breaking strength. Some 100 lbs lines may...
Naughty naughty... are you the reason Coast Guard blasts “Do not use CH 16 for radio checks every five minutes?:Beat_Them
2 to 4 lb flouro isn’t that much heavier than mono and therefore you definitely have an advantage using flouro leader. If you are using mice tail...
What is your preferred VHF channel for boat to boat hailing?
Well thank you for alerting us the stingrays are in the shallows again. So sorry to know that you got stung. i am feeling your pain vicariously!
Seems like the half-moon phase is not getting the fish to bite?
Very thoughtful and heartfelt tribute!
That is TALENT and good equipment!
Sounds like he had good company and a great time fishing. That's a huge YT he's got hanging. All the best!
Yes, the line strength should be much greater than the drag force. Drag force is typically set to 25% to 33.3% of the line strength to prevent the...
Use the smaller ones for near shore fishing for halibut and bass. Not sure how effective they are in deeper waters.
Wow, that’s just wrong. Landing should not have exceeded capacity if they want repeat customers. Greedy and short sighted! Not safe too!
If it is a factory built in livewell, yes there should be a through hull valve. Check the bilge?
Garmin G3 map include Navionics fishing contour map. If you bought a new Garmin Unit that came loaded with a map, you can get one map update for...
What kind of budget do I need for a similar trip? I think most of us would want to go!
In this posting you have the Dtx 165 priced at $24.99 but your web has it at $27.99?
For cast and retrieve use Gulp 4” Minnow. For soaking bait use queen fish, sardine or chovy ! I have caught a few on all of the above. Find a spot...
I de-scale, clean out the guts and bake it headless. Then you can apply any dressing you like when it is done. i like to dip it in Tapatio, malt...
10mile Bank :confused:
That is awesome! US or Mexican waters?
[ATTACH] Tried out the PLine RockCod Rig today, it’s about 2 1/2 inches long, pink soft plastic body with clear tentacles. It outfished the PLine...
Looks like your heading to where Ali went,Lol.
Wow, is the record for a sand bass? Is it close? Well done!
Stay away from boat sellers who will not allow sea trial! You won’t be able to test the steering, the motors, the sea cocks, the balance of the...
uni to uni
Happy Easter! Just in time for church! Did your fellow worshipper get a whiff of your bluefin cologne? Amen!
Great report with insight to improve the catch!
i tell you, when i am anchored and i see these cruisers come straight at me, i do get ready to sound my horn and poise to jump! They typically are...
As the emperor in the Last Samurai movie asked "tell me how it died" ...line weight, type of bait, dropper loop, ,Carolina rig, rod and reel?...
Awesome, congrats! She is sharp!
Exactly Right?? Funny clip!
whoooow! bet you had fun yanking that big one from the depth!
Who is “they”... your partners in crime? Come on, you cannot honestly say you are being an upright citizen?
Reason honest Joe has to pay higher prices !
For “top shots”, I tie enough so that the mono to braid knot does not go thru the guides in my cast, about fifty yards.
For jigging, or lobbing...
Near shore water temp. about 59 degrees, plenty of bait balls and dolphin in the Dana Point area. We fished from 7:30 am to noon. Used...
There is a Yamaha or aftermarket fuel filter wrench. Check Amazon, i bought mine there.
I wish them big swimmers would come further up North soon!
Whooooo Wow! You were certainly dressed for the anticipated battle!
It appears like the yellowtail population has really improved over the last several years! What does everyone think?
San Jose Del Cabo or Cabo San Lucas?
You know you could buy the same new at Walmart for $8 each?
In addition to the lifevest, I'll take a parachute to play on this contraption. Looks fun to rent!
Any container would qualify as a tackle box by Alaska Airlines as long as the content majority is obviously tackle when inspected.
Yah, almost everyone at my office got that same email. Marked it as junk mail and deleted it. It is just a scam. Nothing happened.
The most egregious scums on earth. Karma will come around!
HX870 by Standard Horizon - fully loaded, you won’t regret this buy. Gps, Ais, 3 channel scan, Sos, Floats. 3 power selection. It will keep you...
Thanks for the heads up.
Is this 30 minute stand up fishing or fighting chair? I love catching tuna as much anyone else and I know they put up a hell of a beating. You...
Contact info for Loreto pangas please.
Young jocks! lol! i am going to spare myself the agony of pulling on a 400lb tuna. i know my arms will be in useless pain for many days.
Can you tell what VRBO stands for?
There lies the conundrum, do you set the hook hard in hopes of burying the hook deep or you don’t in fear of tearing the hook out! It helps when...
So sweet! Careful with the gaff on your inflatable! lol
Been going to Baja and Cabo almost every year for 20 yrs and never had problem carrying on board reels with line.
I too had Tsa break my rod...
You can’t beat Okuma prices, at least for now. As they get more popular, i am sure prices will start rising. Reason i am stocking up on them now.
They are huge bugs! You know what happens when you eat too much bugs right? :ele:
Great night fishing!
Holy mackerel...! I saw one large log south of Dana Point Harbor, so I did not see, and miraculously missed, at least 39 more logs! Can this be...
You are not kidding about being a savings robber! Most additional leisure activities are gone too!
If the boating industry wants to bloom,...
Monster Butt! Congrats!
My most prized rod is still the Calstar i bought 30years ago. Thank you for the joy you provided and rest in heavenly peace!
Thanks for sharing the info!
Thanks Dave! Very informative, covers a lot of topics from boat handling, kite flying, to rock fishing.
Looked for rockfish around Box Canyon today from 200 ft. to 400 ft. and found only one spot at 270 ft. that produced the tiniest specimens. I...
Wow, it’s a beauty! Certainly keeps our hopes up that one day we all can get lucky too!
Try again on a new spring scale?:spank:
x2...i don’t like using Corrosion X and similar products on reels as they leave a film and get on your hands and everywhere. I do exactly what...
Send your picture to Sportfishing Magazine. It has a column for identifying fish species.
Just went out today in same conditions, it’s just a little bumpy and a little more gas, that is all.
If are getting a used boat from a broker, he/she should handle the title transfer and provide you with a bill of sale and FL state paperwork.
dang! dang! #metoowantbigbut
Nothing like having big bags of ice in anticipation of that trophy size fish! Be prepared :Rambo_Throwing_Kniv
Cobia center console dealer in San Diego, Big Bay Yachts. Advertises in BD. There is also a Edgewater dealer in Newport Beach, Pursuit in Newport...
Honda's are know for providing more interior space than other comparable sized cars. You should see my Pilot! It's a man cave!
Mmmm mouth watering! It is not good to tease hungry people at dinner hour!
Wow, wow. wow! Seriously wow!
Great to hear bass is active in such cold temps! Sounds like you had a great time in salt water.
Wow, thank you all! Colonite is the winner! Heading out to get it!
Big 5 has a $10 off coupon if you spend over $30 on a new rod. :smash::spank:
With a similar charitable thought, I will trade your experience with my experience of a lifetime washing and waxing my fine boat with the best...
I have a 2018 Cobia 261...best bang for the buck! Sweet ride and looks amazing!
Hello Boaters, do you have a boat wax that works well for you? I am using Macquires Carnuba wax but it does not seem to shed water after one wash...
Awesome fisherman, handsome fish!
Congrats on a well fished trip!
DFG should post signs at all piers showing pic of juvenile white sea bass and notices to release them. They are been caught and kept because of...
If i had to pay for parking and entry fee, i rather go to the FHS.
Not sure why Tailhunter charges double the charter rates compared to Cabo or other areas. My first fishing trip to Mexico was in La Paz in 1982,...
You mean “Saltiga.” Minimal lubricant from factory. Definitely need to give it additional oil and grease after one season.
you got it buddy !
there are 60 minutes to one degree
there are 60 seconds to one minute
so to convert your 27 seconds into minutes, you divide 27 by 60. Answer is...
what you have is traditional coordinates described in degrees, minutes and seconds. There are 359 degrees, 59 minutes, and 60 seconds on the...
I caught a huge spider crab of the San Clemente pier a few years ago. Took it home and cooked it. The leg shell was about 1/8th inch thick and I...
I could relate to your confusion about the fish finder possibly gone bad. There are such large and dense schools of bait in the area now, it's...
3 ideal 4 max
Good to know Sea Shepherd is helping with conservation in Gulf of California!
I guess the great white sharks or orca whales have not done their jobs so we have to step in.
Good trade, halibut for BFT!
Such a nice assist to the nesting pair of Osprey!
well written and entertaining reports as always, thanks.
Jeez you were so close to them BFT! You had your thrills and fun.
All right, not too many people can claim their line got cut by a WHALE!
Awesome start for the pros!
Wow, congrats. Hardcore to go out in the cold and wet weather yesterday.
At that kind of profit, no wonder blue fins are over fished! Funny New Englanders used to sell it for cat food!
Way to go!
Not asking for your honey hole coordinates, just curious with approximate area, what BD forum is all about. Sharing knowledge.
A hilariously good time!
What is with all those floats in the area?
where was the tuna caught at?
How does keeping the gear in forward make it easier when re-installing? I am trying to learn.
Also your comment about changing gear oil, I have...
:fighting0061:For this coming weekend, I am tossed between going after a fresh stocking of trout at Lake Laguna versus stocking of bluefin tuna...
Thas bery bery intresting...
Melania is ready with her fork and knife to eat the bunny rabbit Donald is boiling!
Great report. Sand Dabs are huuuuuge! Great battered and served with lemon butter caper sauce! The rock fish on the other hand look live starving...
Japan as an island nation subsisted mainly on seafood and vegetables until Western influence brought in meat. They have been on very limited...
It pays to be diligent! What time is dinner?
I hope the local law enf. catches the thieves real quickly and not ruin Christmas for the victims.
My Cobia boat dealer in San Diego uses him to prep new yamaha motors and issue warranty certificates.
Who new? Looks so different! Thank you.
Congrats! Good eats!
Beautiful Trio, they look like siblings!
Great quality time with family! Thanks for the pics and report!
Thanks for the wake up report! Between the holidays, wind, rain and muddy shoreline, not many people out fishing or reporting.
I was snorkeling at St. John and all of a sudden there is this huge barracuda staring me down. So I know there are 'cudas and all the usual...
So I am getting charged another 4 ft for trimming my outboards up. Do the boaters with 4 ft wide dingies behind their boats in the slip having to...
Okuma Andros 5aII - small and powerful. 20 to 40 lb leader with 60lb braid
Mo...ice in the chest :imdumb:
Fish tacos and awesome view!
would you tip by the hour or by the number of happy endings?
How about a girlfriends our wives won't find out about?
X3 That's XXX
my new rate is $15.35 per ft in tip to tip loa.
sign up at a discount plus a gift when you are at the Fred Hall Show. Frugal is acceptable. lol.
Email your protests to OC Board of Director [email protected]
This is the second increase in 6 months! While I don't have issue with...
All sound advice! I was a detail/clean freak and washed my filets with fresh water before freezing and this destroyed the meat! Expensive lesson...
Pacific Coast Sportfishing
Awesome news! Dinner is on!
That's right! Mass slaughter pics are not cool! Preserve sportfishing!
Those BSB do give an adrenalin rush! Like hooking up to a moving ocean floor! LOL. Thanks for the report.
Dana Point Marina (East and West) has changed its slip fee rates from a fixed schedule based upon slip size to boat length per linear foot rate....
Biggest tall ship under sail, that is not passing any boat has the right of way?
Unless you have a unsinkable level flotation boat such as a Whaler, with a typically low freeboard height of a 21 footer, you may lose your boat...
Same thing happened to me, grass got pulled in and wound around the impeller. After cleaning out the grass, the pump would not push enough water...
OMG what a Gift! Happy Thanksgiving!
A thanks for the info!
Thanks all! I could not find any reference to Box Canyon on my maps and in looking at the bathy charts around the Dome it does not really look...
Where is Box Canyon? Is it close to Carlsbad Canyon?
Andros 2 spd.
Now you need to buy your Pop the embroidered Cow jacket! what a sport!
Wow, that is really nice! What is the material for the cover? It brings in filtered light to make it open and airy below.
You know the rules are if you take a lobster, you have to consume it before you could take more. LOL. Those octopus pods are life sucking!
This thread is just a funny as at a comedy club! LOL.
The bass looks relaxed knowing he was getting released by you! LOL!
Great report. Sounds like you all have a great adventure! November and we are enjoying skipjacks...what a wonderful world!
Why did you not release the Marlin?
I had similar issue fitting a Mak SEA 20 on a Calstar rod. I used a 1/4 in thick rubber washer and placed it between the reel and the rod.
Blue fins are far away! Your girlfriend will not join you until you get the head!
Did you catch it near the San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant? Glow in the dark? When in doubt, throw it out! Now worth getting sick on it!
Your slow day of fishing is a great day of fishing for most of us! LOL. Thanks for your report and great pics.
I am not sure if you wanted to dehook the octopus with your hand and get a few suction marks. LOL! besides, they have a nasty hook bill to clamp...
Turner's or most tackle shops have crab nets on sale right now. Get the 36'' diameter nets to fit your skates, rays, halibuts etc. Get the...
Catalina Express runs at about 30 mph
Are you asking the hotel where you are staying in Cabo to put your catch in their freezer and to spread out your bags of fish filet so it freezes...
You could also test your fixed mount radio with your handheld radio.Put both radios on the same channel for a radio check.
Channel 27 is the SeaTow automated radio check station and may not be available to all areas. Remember Vhf radio is line of sight reception so if...
Where did you take it too?
Charkbait will give $50 (10 %) off plus $20 gift card during Fred Hall Show dates each year! The gift card is if you don't need the reel spooled...
5200 is a permanent adhesive. I don't think you want to use it for your temp radio location. Yes 5200 will glue starboard and fiberglass together.
Great report, like the positive tone! Thank you for the great read.
Thank goodness you found it! That was a lot of tackle to replace!
You know the skipjack tuna you are holding is the same Chicken in the Sea cans of tuna you buy in the store right? Good stuff. Highly sought after...
Unless your rod is near horizontal or less than a 30 degree angle, the law of physics will keep your rod in the holder.
Great video editing and sound track. Love the fast motion sections.
Yup, the one and only!
I empathise with your issue of expensive and complex equipment not working. For many people who have their boats kept in a slip, it further...
That's Oklahoma only! :imdumb:
I would not mind getting stuck in boat traffic for the catch you got! Awesome!
How far right for those sashimi?
I got the pot of boiling water
Yup, the water was a minefield of lobster bouys yesterday. Many did not account for tide swing and the bouys were hidden just under the surface...
It is simply awesome big regardless of weight. Congrats! Did you catch it on a kite?
Picked up some great 3-5 inch sardines at the bait barge in Dana Pount and headed out to 14 mile bank with my 25 yr. old son. We saw a sunning...
Berkeley Big Game
Thanks for the entertainment!
That ray hardly fit in the net!
I watched three episodes of this series. I was laughing at how one of the fisherman was winding a convention reel up side down. Also on the boat...
Thanks for the report. Good to hear of some local action!
Yowza, put a marlin stripe on your tackle or boat for the unexpected catch and release! Very few percentage of fisherman are able to hook onto a...
A successful day for the family!
Two good sized with a lot of fun!
Well I went to my boat after finishing work today to check if there was any wiring loose but they were on as tight as it can be. I turned the unit...
This is the month for tuna!
I hope you get a salmon up your way this season!
Great catch, great mpg with your sled!
Looks like a lot of fun testing out your equipment.
If you want to loan your kid I could teach him how to be detailed in his work! And if you need someone to taste your catch, I am willing for that...
Nice dodo in exchange for the rough seas!
Simply A M A Z I N G!!!! Lord of the Marlins!
Have you guys watched El Chapo series on Netflix? It was a riveting series. True story dramatized for entertainment! The Mexican government is so...
We are all in the same boat! But the next trip may be the amazing one right?
Do you need an opinion on the authenticity of flavor? :-):-):-)
It looks like a zoo! Are there always that many boats there?
I have two connected to the MFD, a thru hull Airmar and a transom mount Garmin ClearVu /SideVu. Both are capable of taking temp readings but I...
So my Garmin 7612 XSV was showing incorrect water temperatures readings yesterday, 115.3F! It worked fine on the previous trips and...
Way to go on 8lb line!
Very nice! What speed were you trolling are?
Yesterday I was reading this thread where many of you had complaints about Rule pumps, today my Rule 800 GPH dies. I only used it maybe 4 times....
Awesome. I want one of those sparkling golden boy!
Thanks for the great news!
I scan channels 9, 16, 69 and 72. I don't believe I have heard any chatter on channel 9. Anyone else have the same experience? I was told Ch. 9 is...
Thanks for the report, good to know water was calm. Tight lines next time!
Skipjack tuna is the same as the cans of tuna you buy in the grocery store! You can bake it, boil it, pan sear it, or sashimi if you bled and iced...
Holy mackerel! what caused the battery to explode?
We're the chovies oblivious to the current?
Armor protected divers? LOL
Wow, never experienced a battery explode on its own. Was it on a charger?
We all should simply be considerate of others as we live in a society and not on an island. If done in a civilized and considerate fashion, all...
The CA registration tag is going to spoil the Orca wrap art!
Very nice, you got the halibut farming to a weekly routine! Guess you don't buy seafood too often huh?
That was a lot of work. You need another deck hand. lol.
Cook it. Avoid eating flesh eating parasites!
Thanks for the good read!
My okuma collection has surpassed my Daiwa and Shimano collection! I am buying Okumas now before they get as popular as the other big name brands...
Insured under your homeowner policy if you have one.
Would love to see before and after pictures of your prop!
That will work.
x2 small bolt cutter
Wow, look at u guys! Did you bring enough wasabi for your filet de sashimi?
SUP and kayaks are not mechanically powered but are human powered and thus have greater ability to maneuver. I have not read in any Fed or state...
He/she is the more persistent will catch the most fish!
Shoot ... and all this time I was paddy hopping for dodos and never thought about butt-butts!
Beauty bulls and beasty yellows! Congrats on your shake down trip!
Your lucky charm deserves another day of fishing with you! LOL.
Those that ventured out into the winds are rewarded! Well done and thanks for the info.
Great news! Thank you for sharing!
Bound to happen. I had an idiot lady sunning herself on her back on a paddle board right in the main channel of Dana Point Marina. I have never...
Way to go. 90lbs is a lot of sashimi to eat! Time for a party!
I am at a loss for pleasant words. Sorry.
Sure made your Summer! Wow, hard to believe the Dodos are being caught off Oceanside, I hope they stick around and come a little further north....
It's a beauty!
Sorry for the additional $1000! I don't see how this sport can be gentler on our wallets. Sometimes I am in deep thought trying to weigh the cost...
Turners had a sale on Andros. I bought the 5Il and only got 200 yds of Jbrand 80lb braid on it.
2x dbl uni knot
The address for your plated food is?
Food looks great! What time is dinner?
I am reading about the condition of Full Moon having good effects in catching some fish and bad on others. I like to have a Good and Bad to fish...
Tuna madness! What an awesome experience you had!
Wow, that really sucks! No fishing and lighter wallet. Did you find out what was wrong with your motor?
They like that cloudy water!
Yes, for sure a must have. By the time the sun is low enough to shine below the T-top, it is not that hot anymore or your back in home port.
Way to go! Congrats on landing prized fish!
Wow, you got a story that you will be telling for years to come. Happy Fishing!
42.2 knots according to your MFD. A rocket ship!
I was told by Garmin techs not to install MFD update version 12.0 if you have an Airmar transducer because it disables the transducer. Tech said...
I guess they were biting real early for you. When did it end?
I had the same experience yesterday.
If you care about how much 2-strokes polute the water, you will go 4-stroke.
Try Teva. Very comfortable. Around $45.
skipjack is what you find in tuna cans at the grocery store.
Left Dana Point this morning for 267 & 279. No fish, no birds, occasionally saw small schools of bait on the surface. Trolled for several hours,...
Use Gulp 4" minnows on a 0.5 lead head. Cast it out let it sink to bottom and slow retrieve it back. Deadly!
If you get tired after hooking a cow just pass the rod to your buddy and everyone gets to play and be involved in the catch!
Did you eat it? If yes, was it good? My experience with the other local shrimp sold along the road side in Ventura is that it is mealy.
Well, well, well, you hold the record for the first albacore caught in So. Cal for 2018 and you may have awaken the rockin chair salties!...
Looking forward to your progress pics !
A great day of fishing is invaluable ...priceless! Frame does happy face pictures and up it goes on your trophy wall!
Same way you catch a snipe. lol
Hats off to the team! Was this by the border or behind SCI?
If you have the budget the new center console with center cabins are nice, they start at 28 feet and bigger. Look at Belzona...great for fishing...
I got one and it is the best handheld. Floats, strobes, GPS, DSC, All handhelds could use higher watts like fixed units though. Maybe some day soon!
DFG still hands out measure tapes but they no longer indicate fish species and min. size anymore. Guess they did not want to print tapes that may...
It's mid August, we are all hoping the pelagics will appear any day. Thanks for the report. Tomorrow, tomorrow, they will be ....here!
Did you go to 277, or 267 which is south southwest of SCI?
I have a similar Penn Sabre...it is a keeper!
Wow, your jumbo and cow trios look gorgeous. How are your arms and back? Got to be soar and hurting?
My choice...not going on the Poseidon. The End.
Most customers do not like confrontation, especially in this case where the customer is captive on a boat for three days. Never the less the PO...
Thin profit margins is not an excuse for poor customer experience. Just reading boat captain's wife arguing on this thread is a poor...
Wow, not a great response from a seasoned charter captain's wife. I would take criticism with thanks and improve your business with it. Try...
If it was a private charter, there would not be any dead heads period. What are you trying to say?
I recently bought a Mak SEA 20 also and researched what kind of braid to put on it. It seems like once you are looking over 100 lbs line, it is...
Winner, winner...halibut dinner!
Navy blue water color.
Awesome day for you!
Sorry to hear of your poor experience and thanks for the heads-up. In this digital age if customers are not treated right, it's a suicide mission...
Mouth watering Awesome!
Headed out from Dana Point with 1/2 scoop of chovy and dine. 2 foot seas going out at 7 am. and reached 17 Mile to find less than half dozen other...
The creature is definitely over 200lbs! I wonder if it was caught on the front side of SCI and landed at Catalina? If it was caught near Catalina...
Local crabs and especially spider crabs are not very tasty!
I posted a same issue with my 80lb Power Pro Max Q last week, it snapped at about half the rated strength.
It is a pain if you have to trailer your boat for 50 miles to get to a warranty service center. Pick a motor with a close-by service shop.
Huh? Oh yah!
Let's hope it starts in August and stretches into late Fall!
Good grief, looks painfull. Did you push the hook thru or did you have to pull it out?
Almost looks like bluefin? Is it YFTor BFT?
I hope your engine is okay! Thanks for your report.
You sound like you got the value for your money! You are stoked with your bloody decks!
Someone can get rich inventing a maintenance free boat! It would be nice if a boater can drive into a multi-bay in water garage and get serviced...
Everyone has their own "Fish Ruler and Fish Sories." Part of the fun!
Rough estimate based upon repetitive training in the amount of pull required to set 8lbs of drag on my reels.
Great idea. Thanks.
I was afraid of that answer. Thought perhaps somebody enterprising may have started this service at Cat.
ah, I will need to play some Valkiri music with the Sabiki effort!
The ends look like it was stretched apart, not a clean or sharp cut.
I had my 80 lbs Power Pro Super 8 wrapped around my anchor rope. When I pulled on my braided line with about 40 lbs of effort (give or take) it...
Now that's a nice outing!
Holy mackerel! Heck of a swell there!
Love those boneless snipes. Great eats! Yup a huh!
If I see a tuna shaped fish with belly stripes, I call it Bonito. When I see a pretty girl I call her mui Bonita!
I am planning to fish Catalina for two or three days and staying overnight. Aside from getting live squid from Carnage is there any other live...
Your grilled fish look great! Do you season it with anything!
Wow, you had a exciting day! Great catches!
You hit it right on the nail. You can also use a longer flouro to your braid to serve both top shot and leader to allow casting distance and one...
The numbers refer to the water depth in fathoms for some of the offshore banks. Fish congregate above the banks due to plankton upwelling from...
Thanks I was looking for the same info!
ooooh ouch what tidiness, so painfull to look at.
Mo chips and Rum!
Looks like a mint colored Salas!
I thought Trump only started a trade war with Canada. Not a real war!
If you have never trailered a boat, then don't do it yourself. Hire a pro for piece of mind and safety of your investment and yourself. Make sure...
I am reminded to bring a search light on overnight trips! Great reading!
My wife and I always wear life vests when boating. Wife does not like her waist belt life vest, but I tell her, " no vest on... no go" Life is...
Got my answer from Garmin today. The SD Card with the updated map needs to be plugged in the MFD to work. The original built-in U.S. map is still...
My boat is in water all the time so I only plug in my charger the day before I go out. My trim tab zincs get eating up real fast when I have the...
I got the soy sauce and wasabi! Where is the sashimi? Well done!
When I caught my first Black Sea Bass in the kelps, I thought I snagged the bottom, but then I realized the bottom was moving away against the...
Thanks SeaHawk. My chart plotter came preloaded with the BlueChart maps but disappeared after uploading the latest updates. Do you still have your...
Black Sea Bass
I recently uploaded an updated chart map (v2018) onto my Garmin XSV 7612. The Upload went well and chart functioning. I pulled the SD card with...
Envious! Now please herd those salmon down to So. Cal.
I think regulating purse seining to 100 miles offshore may be the way to go. I don't know the volume of fish the commercial guys take but I can...
North Korean ICBM tip that got hot in re-entry! :D
Your report is in line with other fishermen reports for Catalina lately. Green water and abundance of bait. Thanks for helping a lot of us in...
Shimano TLD reels are pretty good reels. Still in use by charter boats all around the world. If you have confidence in your reel maintenance and...
That is what I thought. I have never before heard of skipjacks been caught near shore in So. Cal. Truly newsworthy! Well then Dave you will go in...
Absolutely cool to see skipjack near our shores. Is this normal or is it due to warm waters like the last two years? They are great eats.
Thanks for sharing. Not many people would feel good about using 100 gal of fuel for a day on the water. It is an expensive hobby. I bet your next...
I would be fretting if I did not get my refund within a week! No excuse! If Intrepid owners are as good as many say, customer service should be a...
Young tuna pros!
Are senders still allowed within the three mile line?
Good to hear of your conservation practice and also great to hear about the bass willing to play.
Ay them gougens!
Great all american fish!
A beauty and the butt!
Very neat video! Did you cast some plastic into the boils?
Talking about abundance of bait, I was at the kelp beds by San Mateo on July 1 and...
Hogans in Dana Point did a terrible job replacing one of my rod guide about 6 yrs ago. They did not match the guide size and installed a guide of...
If the Mexican Government is unable to protect both its own citizens and tourist, then why should I go and put myself, my friends and family at...
Great pictures and report!
[ATTACH] Started out around 7 am with anchovies from bait barge and headed south from Dana Point, caught one legal sand bass in 6 hrs. of fishing....
Awesome when you get great eating fish plus enough cash that pays for the trip! You are the master!
This is going to be my first summer season as a private boater and would like to hear from you about the pros and cons on the services of Fish...
Awesome...where did the filets go?
I do have a job! Darned! Leave some fish for me!
Geez, the cost of crew and maintenance... I will stick to my little sled. Congrats to Andrew!
chlorine tabs are hard on the gel coat or poly and bait.
Looks like you are set for tuna sashimi for a while and had a lot of thrill. Thanks for the report!
Good one! I am making an appt. with my doc and have him write a script for a stress relief vessel. Are there handicap plates for boats?
Amazing story, thanks for sharing!
My head hurts reading this thread!
Is this for Cal registered boats only or also Coast Guard documented vessels?
Clickers can tell you whether you have a newbie on board or you have a torpedo fish hooked while taking a quick nap. lol. Invaluable!
"Possessory Tax" from County Assessor's Office for use of the slip. Bugers right?
He is watching his FLIR screen when he's going 20 mph? If you can't see and avoid any object on water at the speed your buddy is travelling, then...
Will you be bringing Penn Senators and Newells or ... Shimano's, Accurate, Avet, Daiwa and Okumas? LOL.! Oh by the way, don't forget to bring...
Got mine this week, "possessory use tax" for the slip in OC.
Yes, it is the Angels Fleet. Relative new and trying real hard to grow his business by providing refreshing service attitude. I have been on...
That's a huge AJ! Awesome excursion!
I have been with Gustavo Ku and his Viviana for the last two years. He will pick you up from your hotel and drop you off. Real service oriented...
Same day, same place...what is with all those shorty calico bass?
I know ... what is with this wind that targets to blow on weekends? Washing machine yesterday out by Dana Pount too! Got back in by 11 a.m.
You are right about how light the Okuma Cortez is and when combined with a size 5 or 8 Okuma reel or Daiwa Saltist 30 size..it is just a lot of...
Old school. Shorter rod, better leverage against brutus! Longer rods if you need to cast your bait out to reach the BFT.
Personally I like the Power Pro Super Slick 8 over the Maxcuatro even though it is thicker line because it casts better and saves my finger. I...
Tailhunters is double the price of the average for Baja. However, when I asked them about their price at Fred Hall, the owner quickly offered a...
If you want ample dining options and club visits, stay in Cabo San Lucas. Villa Del Palmar is a modern and clean hotel with better rates, about...
I am so jealous, JT caught a halibut that is broader than he who caught it! It's just wrong!:waglleybooty:
I have a tiny veggie garden in my backyard that I bury all my fish remains. Great fertilizer!
Stop eating bananas for breakfast!
Great to know!
oh so tasty
Wow you guys have SHARCUDAs in the Gulf Coast!
Walmart has nets at good price!
That fish looks like a size 13! Great fit!
Lures with hooks are not allowed as carry on. Guaranteed to have it confiscated in Cabo airport as they X-ray your bag.
Speedy recovery to you and thanks for the heads up!
I think you forgot to teach steps two and three! lol.
I fly to Cabo every year. Either Alaskan or American. I always carry on my reel with line on it. Never had any issues either way. I had item...
You give me the impression you are a womanizer? Try a Bonita for a cure. LOL.
Did you call Pursuit with your handheld when you saw it and tell him that you are at such and such location relative to his position? He would not...
it's a double play! Way to go! Whereabouts were you fishing at?
To give you an idea, a professional boat transport will use a flat bed trailer with a boat cradle on it. You may call around some boat builders in...
I felt the same way the last few months! Found some near shore temp at 66 degrees F and finally got on to some calico and sand bass around 35 ft...
Thanks for the good news!
The picture is pretty dark, maybe Black Marlin?
You can't ask for a better day! Sounds like a grand slam home run!
Did you have to trailer your boat to the dealer or did the $1k include hauling out onto trailer and round trip to dealer and back?
If you don't have a truck and trailer to haul out your boat out of your slip for maintenance or repairs, it can get pretty costly, so keep a cash...
Have you tasted spider crabs before? They have very thick shells making it very painful to crack and very little meat which are not very tasty at all.
Great comprehensive list! Everybody starts out as a novice and therefore it is great info for those novice out their seeking this info!
Awesome catch! Great effort!
Geez, you heading sounded like you were skunked! I wish I could catch a fish like you caught! Nice work!
Always good to hear you helped a fellow fisherman! Nice looking bass you caught!
Wow, first time to see a mantis caught! Thanks for the novelty!
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOmyGoooooooooooooooooooosh! How do you do It? How big do YT get? She gets to come fish on my boat with a VIP invitation!
Lol, are talking Whoopy Cushions or Donut Cushions here?
Amazing! Is it tasty?
Under my bow seat storage locker...and I was 100% compliant in my 2018 safety check!
I was in a similar situation just a while ago. My wife who is my fishing partner ( I am so lucky that she loves to fish) gets sea sick when we go...
When you stop the boat and you are soaking your bait you start to feel the motion and makes you sick. So you need to keep yourself busy when you...
Is that what happens when the invites catch more fish than the skipper?
Good read. Gave me the fishing itch. Going to try green water for the ghost near shore on Sun. and Mon.
I check both too, but on Windy, you can see the four different reporting sources, and therefore the question is...which one of those four source...
There was a shooting on Palmilla Beach in front of the Palmilla Hotel! Drug rivalry.
I concur, usually the captain will tell you the weight of the sinker and so you can watch out for guys using lighter sinkers as they are the ones...
Thanks for the good news! Looks like you had a great day!
I see these different weather forecast source for our So. Cal inshore and island waters. Which one do you find to be regularly accurate? They are...
Plastic coat your aluminum tank.
Never foam! When water gets trapped between foam and tank, the aluminum will corrode.
We need everyone to be good stewards of our fishery, commercial and Sportfishing alike. If we rape our resources today and there is none...
So, what is going with Inside Sportfishing? Did it end?
Awesome news! Finally the bass are biting! Thanks for the heads up!
I am fishing vicariously in Japan through your photos! Thank you!
I would have bought a seat just to watch your battle! Nice ending!
I happened to catch a bigger Opal Eye perch off Oceanside pier. Never caught one before and so I tried it, nice mild white meat which goes well...
If I am going to tie mono top shot to 120 lb braid using FG knot, should I use hollow core or solid core? I am thinking solid core is thinner in...
Darn, I just paid $17.95 for the same shirt at the same Costco on Sunday!
Can someone explain the logic behind recommending machine winding braid line onto a spinning reel? Once the braid line is let out while fishing it...
Hello Daiwa, any fix for this issue on your Saltists?
Great delicious news!
It seems like you really need to have accurate information of what the fully dressed weight of your boat is. If the builder is offering 200 thru...
Sounds like a lot of horsepower for the weight, but then I don't know anything about your hull design. If it is a modified V hull I would say 2x...
Wow, you write like a whodunit novelist! Very captivating story! Great reading.
Got a couple UPF long sleeve shirts to try out this summer. One unfamiliar brand from Costco at $19 which looks well constructed, another from...
That is a very cool xray!
Is it not necessary to fill the new fuel filter assembly with fresh gasoline before installing it to prevent an air lock?
In the days past, most affordable reels were black (graphite or bakelite) and gold Penn reels were the premium big game reels to have. Today there...
What are the coordinates of " Unsinkable I " ?
What happened to Unsinkable I ? lol.
That is very true! Most dock masters prefer nicer or new boats to replace derelicts in their marina and make a special effort to get you a slip....
I am heading to Costco! Thanks!
Jogging works for leg, lower back muscle, and cardio. Variety of dumbell curling and push-ups for arm and shoulder strength! Happy LR fishing!
Awesome to have caught blue fin despite the wind!
Are there brands that I should stay away from? Seems like a fifty fifty between cheap and Columbia.
lol, that's funny. Kind of like the reason I have pop up cleats!
No buttons. Thanks.
Funny, I had the same chicken or egg issue not very long ago at all. I was on Dana Point waiting list for a 30' and got called in about 9 months...
With the summer approaching, I am sure most of you avid fisherman would like to keep cool and be protected from the sun while on the water. For...
Monster size, like a 761 grams? Looks like it was freshly cleaned with soap suds still on the fish. LOL.
If your boat is Cal. state registered, you need to have the Registration card. If you have a CG Documented boat, you need the Documentation...
here is the web address for the 2018 Okuma Catalogue. Interesting how they placed it in dropbox.com. I was never able to find their 2017...
Gosh that looks HUGE! Are you sure its not 761 Kg?
Dolphins chasing bait everywhere from San Onofre to Newport Beach. Nothing in the boils for us to catch.
I have attached pictures of my Okuma Cedros reel clamp assembly. The lug screw slides right into the opening and secured by a nut on each side....
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Wow those are some nice size Calico's. I wish the winds would die down so this novice captain can give the island a try. Never done it on my own...
Look into the Sarasota line. They are heavy duty. My 7ft 701ML 15-30 lbs model does not have much flex in the tip so it is a trade of between...
I will take a photo of my Cedros for you tomorrow. I know for sure you don't drill anything.
Look into Okuma Cortez or Cedros in size 10 or 12. Best value and will serve both your line weights.
Is there any drag cam option for this reel? I love the size and weight of this reel but I hate the fact that the drag does not engage until the...
Thanks for the report. I have been having similar experience the last few weeks in the areas you visited.
okuma Cedros Model CJ55S holds just under 300 yds of 60lb braid.
okuma Cedros 4000 is what I bought my wife. It is so sweet I ended buying another one for myself. Fished for 40 years and have never met a sweeter...
Very good recommendation from Jim and Seahawk. I did not want to sway away from Tina's original choice but a smaller bay boat is indeed the way to...
Wow, I wish I had a kid who would buy me a boat. Very thoughtful! A boat is really such a personal choice. Has your father seen it? If not, make...
Same great experience. They don't charge for little parts. Got free reverse claws. They will charge for bearings and other major parts.
Thank you Joe!
Thanks for your advice!
I got a 2018 Cobia 261 five months ago and I love it! Best value I could find for my needs, rides great and dry. Ordered all the fishing...
I would greatly appreciate inputs on how owners with slip tied boats service their outboard engines, be it for repairs or scheduled maintenance....
Go to windy.com. Gives you wind speed and wave heights, the most concerning factors in boating in So. Cal.
I agree with needing better handling for caught fish. With fish stock so low, it is now a precious resource. It's one reason people dislike eating...
I thought of fishing off a cruise liner with the luxury staterooms, but then I could not figure out how to stop the ship when I have a "fishon!"...
Would your thermostat not be covered under warranty for a 2016 model year? Curious.
I can imagine the size of fish he will be catching next time out! Great work! Bet it was super fun!
Thanks Ali for the tip!
Nice fish! Thanks for sharing!
I am new to the area, I went out of DP yesterday too, southbound up to San Onofre. My wife ordered sheepshead for dinner but caught absolutely...
Thank you! Got a screen shot and would come in very handy. It is getting so complex.
By the way, min. length for bass is 14" right now.
Mmmmm tasty! Way to go!
Funny, I did the same thing at Hermosa Pier in the 1980s'. I used to regularly catch Calico and Halibuts off this pier on herrings. I left Cali...
Great catch! Were you north or south of the harbor? I went out yesterday too. North of the harbor between 200- 360'. Skunked all day!
Wow, wow, wow! Do you work in a ship yard? It is a beautiful job!
I just had Interlux Micron Extra with Biolux applied about 2 months ago to my new boat. It's an ablative copper paint so it would not build up and...
I would agree about buying the simplest boat (panga) and adding new motor and electronics. Your looking at a boat with too much wood in the build....
Oh that looks so yummy! Way to go!
Tuna head and skirt.
Many of the boat lenders will not finance a boat more than ten years old or for a smaller amount. Your best bet would be to look at conventional...
1) Perfection loop knot
2) Double uni is the best. It should not slip, that is the beauty. Are you putting enough winds, at least five turns and...
What system do you have where the anchor alarm texts your phone?
Real sorry to hear. Huge loss. I recommend putting Spot Trace, a tracking device on your boat. $50 equipment. $150 annual fee. Post pics of your...
saw whales breaching today between San Clemente and Capo Beach around 2 pm, northbound. Just about 3 miles off shore.
Mmmmm. Tasty dinner!
What did you catch? Fish photos? Thanks.
Thanks for sharing! Great Easter table fare!
Are you seeking validation to buy another rod? Come lay on my couch and hand over a hundred dollars and I will be glad to listen to your reasoning...
Does a stamp collector just have one stamp? Does a golfer have just one club? Does anyone reading this forum have just one rod and reel? Hope you...
Awesome! What beach did you paddle out from?
on a similar note does anyone know who makes tempered glass cc windshields?
How about inviting a guest from your BD readers for each episode? I am available as your first!
My back hurts looking at your cows!
A lot of talented rod builders...or artists!
Surfgoose is right. New rods are half the diameter, twice as strong, and half the weight. So much more pleasant to use! Prevents fatigue in a big way.
Thanks for sharing.
What are you doing differently?
Why aren't the 4.5-5.5 ft stand up rods popular anymore on the long range boats? Great leverage as compared to the 8ft rail rods.
My wife tells me that a tackle store is like a "candy store" to me. Same goes for Home Depot! I could spend all day in either store.
If it is your favorite rod, have your local tackle shop put a quality SiC silicone carbide tip top guide on for you. It is the most durable guide...
I am fishing vicariously through your report! Love it.
I am glad you caught keepers on Sunday. I also hung near shore and a portion of the pipe around noon but scratched.
check your anti-reverse claw, damaged or not seared correctly?
I have to say, I brought a lot of tuna back from Cabo and struggled to find a way to best preserve the quality.
I first washed my filets with...
I like Power Pro Super Slick 8! I know it is not the smallest diameter but boy is it easy on your fingers! No need for finger wrap as it will not...
Lol, fish comedy. Thanks for the laugh
I use lemon pledge too! Funny I thought I was the only one but in reading the posts it seems to be pretty popular. At the end of each season I...
I got 4 different models of Okuma reels. You just cannot go wrong with it.
For real? Who needs heavy tackle and boat to catch tuna?
Fishing vicariously thru your pictures! Thanks for a good time!
I am jealous. 60 miles of running, were you in US waters or south of the border?
Looks like a great day fishing! I was around Dana on Sunday and only caught mackerel!
Very nice! Beats a day at work!
Very nice, any brothers left?
25 yds of 40lbs fluorocarbon top shot.
I had 500 yds of 80lb braid as the base and 25 yds of fluorocarbon top shot to hook.
I had a 30lbs tuna in low gear on my Daiwa Saltist 2-speed Lever Drag reel (STTLD30-2SPD) and suddenly there was a cracking sound. I thought my...
Just came back from fishing out of Playita the week of Oct 24 thru Oct 26. Very little to no live bait. Panga captains chummed squid chunks and...
I just came back from Cabo and tested out my newly acquired Okuma Cortez Medium Heavy action (cz-c-701mh) 30-50lbs rod with 9 guides plus tip top....
One of our fishing buddy got hurt so our group has one extra super panga reservation to unload. It is for next Monday, Oct. 24 and We'd. Oct 26....
Okuma Cedros Baitrunner CJF , I have two of the 55 size. Smooth![ATTACH]
If the rod is rated 50-100lb, what difference would it make between mono and braid so long as it is within the rating range? I thought the...
I luv Okuma for the quality product we get for the price. I have two Okuma CJF55 Cedros Baitrunners for about $150 each. Smoothest spinners ever...
I use uni to uni knot connection with ten twists.
Okuma Cedros star drag out the box is pretty good!
Nice variety of catch! Where did you board your charter? CSL or Puerto Los Cabos?
Does anyone know what happened with Victor's panga charters out of Palmilla beach? I used them yearly for about a decade until the early 2000 and...
$45 one-way for taxi fare between SJDC and CSL. You are better off chartering a cruiser out of SJDC If you are staying there.
It has been a while since I was on this site. Thanks for the great laugh! Funny thread!!!
Pwstriper, sounds like your ready to go with Javier. Looking forwards to your review. LOL.
I have never seen a rooster fish that big! Great job! Did you register it for a record? Did you release it?
Just came back from Iman Banks on the Tina Lee (22 ft panga) captained by Claren. First day was 1 wahoo and 3 dorado. Second day was one dorado....
Both are less than a year old.
I have two cedros 55 baitrunners. They are really smooth reels. The only problem is the bail does not seat all the way down each time i flip it...
Wow...what an eye opener! I see that some US restaurants have stopped selling dorado on their menu. I shall stop eating dorados in the US also so...
I went to Cabo last year and carried on my reels with line without any issues round trip with AlaskaAirline. Have fun!
Common names; lizard fish, spanish/jack mackeral, kelp fish
Spanish/Jack mackeral are good on the grill, butterfly it, add a little salt and...
I went out to San Clemente Pier last Friday night and the H. squids were not there. I was surprised to find the red tide/algae bloom instead and...
Yah, no humboldt squid at San Clemente Pier tonight.
Came back from Gordo Banks Panga, July 1, water was cold. Start as early as you can and get on the water before sunrise to catch the short bottom...
Bugcatcher, thanks for the link to Alaska Airline. If I read it correctly, it says fishing tackle between 62 to 115 linear inches are excepted...
Thanks, with that good news response, now I got extra budget for another day of panga fishing!
Not very sporting of those professional captains. It's a shame.
It has been more than 5 years since I took Alaska Airlines to Cabo for fishing. With the new baggage fees these days, which differ from airline to...
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