Great job but I’m gonna say 15# average (seeing that shoe in the photo)
I’ve got the non F version. Fun light weight reel. GLWS. definitely NO clicker. Auto engage is nice feature.
- not an Apple Watch (there goes that argument)
- the long chain wrapped around the handle. Nice look
- pinky ring (that was the first...
They do sell a nose weighted yummy meant for trolling. I have a few but haven’t trolled yet.
Nicely done all.
Not sure, but they are dirt cheap
Maybe I’ll just start buying cheap gear from people and rather than feeling like I’m helping someone I’ll just be helping myself save...
Everyone happy now. Back to the original programming.
After reading dozens of reports here were people say they got their stuff stolen and then nothing can be done about it I figured an attempt to be...
Doubtful. Ask the paparazzi. Public place.
1 on Cedar plug through porpoise
(Awaiting @longboard85 to reply “ALL IN”)
Maybe someone knows him and can vouch. I didn’t say he didn’t anything. Just seemed very odd. I’ll happily remove if posting his face causes...
Maybe just a friendly pier fisherman selling off his gear.
Edit: happy now everyone
I had no more cash on me and I had my 9 year old with me so I didn’t want to make a scene. That’s a good idea though.
I’m guessing this rod...
Check the video. My clicker has been getting looser and looser and today it doesn’t work at all. What’s the fix?
[ATTACH] Pulling out of the parking area guy on a bike offers to sell this to me. I snapped a different photo of his face if anyone had this combo...
James is a lot more patient than I am. I would leave after a few minutes or even a drive by peak, but our best catches over the last few years...
Blame BillyK :hali_blablalba:
One caught off kelp outside the 9
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Baby Fish Jesus lucky charm
Formerly the “Unhappy Man”
Is the engine salvageable?
The old spear and release trick
If it’s larger than 4.25x6.125 they will not accept it. It must be printed in at least 80# white paper as well. No gloss or bleeding edges. Don’t...
I thought you sold everything last season.
That’s it. Every time. Don’t need a dedicated conversation about it. Have those items listed above and you’re good.
The TIP isn’t checked so at...
You tried Gabe
Lee, DR’s nuts.
Lost the grip on my new avet/super seeker combo last summer and saw it hit the water and slowly start to go down. Jumped in and saved it. Forgot I...
Mackerel Man is back and is enjoying his summer!
Same story as you’ve all been reading, but the bite turned back on Monday with exceptional...
Appreciate the foreshadowed report
Same report as Doug. No need to create a new thread for this.
Only thing to add was offshore water was 2.5° colder just 5 miles out.
Nicely done, again. And while representing the Mackerel Magnet.
“It would have sucked to bring him into the boat at this point anyhow” says NOBODY, EVER!
Cleaning 20 footballs. No fun.
Thanks Derek, leaving tomorrow though at 7am.
Going with wife for a non fishing/non surfing trip, but wonder if it’s worth bringing a setup to do some surf fishing out front of the hotel. Any...
@HavasuSun if you’re up for a day of yellowtail fishing let me know and I’ll connect you with my friends who own/run the Yamashomaru out of Chiba....
Check out Tackleberry. Used tackle. Some good deals. Flouro is cheap out there....
That’s smoked barracuda!
Report for 6/21. Launched at 5:45. Was misting and overcast most of the day. Worked all around north island and didn’t see much life. Worked down...
Check out this Boat anchor chain & rope RODE $59 on OfferUp.
How cool would this be!
This is my go to spinner. Such an amazing reel. Buyer will love it!
Great setup. Have the same one.
Use my Vacmaster for fish 30% and other household stuff (leftovers) all the time. Bags are pennies and it is so versatile. Have you ever tried...
“We started working on bluefin tuna feed at the tuna ranch in Baja. We several feeds, but we kept experiencing significant issues with fish not...
Ok, that was clickbait.. but this isn’t:
(Washington doesn’t count:D)
Saw this at Costco
- Comes with 3 large boxes plus 1 medium box
- also a hat and buff ( Picture of the hat and bath is in the bag you purchase...
Send your emails of concernto these three addresses.
Kennedy, Seamus ([email protected])
George, Anthony ([email protected])
I’ve tried it. Not very productive until you are directly over one.
Exerpt from the email chain between some beach residents and city council members.
“All council members have been charged with producing parking...
Why bother fileting at all!? If you are going to keep a fish this size in the first place at least just descale and gut only, then bake whole....
Looks like it’s sold. Someone here buy it?
He dropped his price and told me he would take $475.
another over the top filet job. Especially starting around 21:00 when they get into the lesser used parts.
I record this time lapse of my friend in Japan filleting a Yellowtail that I caught a similar way. Removing the outer skin before fileting.
This video takes it to another level.
Quick question. I thought Mexico was a 2 hook max?
In case you’re curious, here is the spool compatibility table.
How long until one is eligible for an employee discount and what is said discount!? :720icon:
Just got sent a photo of the new issue of Japan’s SALT WORLD magazine. Looks like they wrote up a nice feature on their experience with San Diego...
Well, at least the styrofoam ones!
You set the bar really high.
Current and wind was down. Used 16oz torpedo.
More photos of the fish
Haven’t been able to get on the water for 2+ months so didn’t mind cranking up from 400-700 feet. S9 area (ie. Mexico). Water 60ish. Super clean...
He was willing to take $475 before. What an ass.
:frehya2:Looks more like a show off post with the nice boat and personalized Baja plate
(Edit: not anymore. You got rid of those photos!)
Love mine. Keep it near the kitchen and used nearly daily.
- should be back to annual permits soon
- TIP apparently not...
Found these online. Pretty good deal. If I didn’t own one I would be all over it. He said he would take $25 off these prices too.
$499 new one...
Just came across this sale item. Didn’t buy one but figured I’d pass it on.
Regular price $120.
You’re welcome everyone! :cheers:
Side by side with my Yeti Hopper. Similar color and stitching. Quality on the Coho seems comparable.
I believe this to be incorrect. Thawing slowly overnight in the fridge preserves the structure of the fish. Thawing quickly damages the fish cells...
Just stumbled upon this. Very well made and only $60. Comparable to the Yeti flip 18 that is $300.
Buy at Costco and you get a lifetime warranty,...
Make me an Offer
Vacmaster sealed. Looks perfect for months and months.
Divorce is expensive
331 foot Atessa IV was doing 13 knots just moments before the collision. Here is her course coming out of SD Bay. She made her way back towards...
I thought I saw a Hookup Baits sticker on the side of their boat. If so, this all makes sense.
Friend came home with this 271# yesterday off the Prowler, but it was one of 2 fish caught the entire trip (32 anglers). To him it was the best...
We tried but before the photo could be taken it jumped back overboard!!
Yep. All of those reports predicted 10-15 with 20 kts. NOAA, Fish track, buoy weather, windy and fish dope. We decided to just go for it anyhow....
Flyline off a kelp!
NNE WIND + SW swell = welcome to the wet ride at the water park.
The morning looked promising but that didn’t last. Found a small kelp with even...
Still got it
My friend’s boat in Japan doesn’t use gaffs. All nets. They are bulkier. But they also release 90% of the fish.
So we went 6/10 last night out of the big bay.
We found only 6 of the hoops we set.
4 lost hoops in one set! All promar ambush style hoops.
Toru and Hana came out last month and stayed with me for a week. They fished the Pacific Queen for limits of yellowfin (although they said they...
Looks like those bones have been rotting in the sun!
Well done! Glad the bait was still good there.
Write a handheld sign then... write “what is the bloody deck salute” and post a selfie photo.
You all are gullible!
Pretty sure you’re all getting trolled by someone pretending to be the captain of the boat.
Prove me wrong Aaron. Post a photo of yourself...
Ocea Jigger 1500P Japanese model, loaded with Shimano PE - $185
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Marinate/spice however you like.
Bake 200 degrees for 12-15 minutes
Sear on high 3-4 minutes.
They are more prized than one’s wife.
Or good for smoking!...
Just the two of you?
Wasn’t expecting such a nice birthday present from my guests. This one’s for me the one above is still for sale
Shimano Ocea EX8
They move so look for these. :frehya2:
Too bad you aren’t an adopter of properly cared for bonito. It will rival tuna anyday.
orchard supply hardware is shutting down nationwide and has 30% off chain right now.
(Note: it is proof coil chain though. Not windlass...
Personally I’m an advocate of releasing these VERY SLOW growing fish. What about you all?
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I’ve anchored overnight just outside the mouth of smugglers cove (South Island) on a 20’ center console. The lighthouse keepers tried for 15...
I hope that wasn’t the first chapter of an upcoming eBook (authorized at least).
The Lamborghini doesn’t pay for itself!
Toru and Hana are coming into town Friday first time to San Diego. They want to fish 3 times. They’re signed up for the PQ 1.5 day...
That’s what I said. ;)
Maybe living in Bakersfield is the problem.
No longer for sale
20000 and 8000 both pending $, not trade.
Take both for $1000
Add the Phenix for the 20000 for $250
I’m familiar. Just wondering whose sack they go in. I want to fish next to him!
8 for 10... what did you do with the 3 over your limit?
:fighting0061:Take your debate elsewhere. I’m trying to sell a reel here
Never experienced that issue.
Last Jigger. Other is sold.
It was serviced in Japan and hasn’t been fished since.
I tried you. No response.
Casting on kelps. Can’t troll those.
She is a Yozuri Hydro Minnow LC 170F
It was a down day but we trolled 6 lines for 6+ hours. Trolled while flying kite, trolled live bait, trolled everything. Didn’t see many birds or...
Just returned yesterday. Fished with Renegade Mike. He pioneered the use of kites in Cabo and the west coast. @Jason referred me....
Sold one of them. Thanks @72fishn
One more remaining.
I’m ignoring the fact you said cash only and wonder if you may want to trade for a Stella 20000 + rod.
Open to trading any of these for a Stella.
What he said ☝
Angler’s Arsenal (now in Lakeside) for example is one of them. They knowingly despise Chad/Hookup Baits but admit they carry them because people...
Phenix Megaladon S760H Popping rod
Used once, never had a fish on it.
$290 (retail $340)
7'6 2 pcs
Bummer to have missed the buffet.
I’ve got a Stella 20,000 for sale ($600) paired with a phenix Megaladon S760H ($300).
At least they haven’t employed Mackerel Man in their efforts.
Price drop 33,600 ¥
Price hike $186
Great Falls North 40 report last week
I just use the large ones regardless of target species. Easier to use them.
Waiting for the eBook @Fishingguy
Big discount today.
Bubba Blade 9 Inch Stiff Fillet Knife Razor Sharp Stainless Steel Non-Stick 2mm Thick Blade with Beveled Edge Sushi Chef...
No price drop, but available.
Price drop $185
Price drop $325
Largest. I find them easiest to open and swap lures.
The Yo-Zuri minnow has great action out of the box. Not sure if this style split ring gives more action (it may!?) but personally I like it for...
Lauchbed from MCRD at 5:15 and got some really crappy 3-4” sardines that all rolled by 10am even in the calm seas. Went to the islands first to...
It’s yours if you want it. DM me
Is that your bottom line? :Kick_emoticon:
I would buy it myself if what were the case. Reel is $600.
Rod isn’t included in that price but available if someone needs a rod as well
I can assure you it’s not. Check the skin and color
The pic I loaded is my actual box. Did I label something incorrect?
Nice catch, although the hookup bait is a bummer to see, unless of course you enjoy lining poachers’ pockets.
He’s looking forward to a good summer!
Well done Cody
Obviously you saw mine (2008 model). When you don’t find the newer one let me know. Mine is in perfect condition.
Pending dropped out.
Paired with a nice rod if someone needs a combo.
Will throw in some fresh local fish too.
1 Vacmaster bag of fresh caught yellowtail to the buyer! (If you buy it before they’re all eaten!)
James, he sucks the air out of my ziplock bags with a straw
boneless barracuda fillets, skin on
½ cup low sodium soy sauce
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1 Tbsp ground ginger
1 Tbsp minced garlic
Sounds like fun.
(Hook baited, waiting for someone to bite)
Edit: didn’t know Jim or that he had passed. RIP
It’s no secret that the Coronados are hot right now, for a little while longer at least, until these fish head offshore. For now however they were...
- According to this chart drag maxes at 35kg (with side brake on ultimate setting)
- Line capacity listed on the bottom row according to PE...
I have two ghost shrimp pumps I don’t use. Happy to contribute them both.
I brought them back from Japan. I found them on eBay for you. Large ones rated for 215#...
Bait, Blue Shark & Balloons
BFT trip 45 miles southwest (total trip 115 miles today). Water >64, low wind, but very little bird...
Next to Accurate 600. I have “normal” size hands, whatever that means.
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This should help.
Maybe, but does your reel have an ULTIMATE setting!? That’s worth $275 right there. Add the side brake for another $50 and the line for $75 and...
Sorry, updated. $500.
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2008 Stella 20000PG
Loaded with 350 yards of PE8 (=110lb. Braid)
The reel can handle a cow if your back can!
No problems for me. 2004 Yukon. Boat is 3300# w/o trailer.
[ATTACH] I’ve got a Stella 20000 available filled with PE8 for $600.
(PS @sueno you get my messages?)
I found their Instagram page
Can you get this to San Diego?
Toss some kitty litter in each of them and leave in the garage until next use.
Here’s the classic pinhead bagging fillets. My brother late 80s on the Happy Man (Marina Del Rey)
(Not a blank please)
Looking for a deck box, large 150 gallon size. Something like the LIFETIME or Keter brand. In San Diego. Thanks
Got a few left, the rest are gone.
Nice work Jason
Does that affect your color choice?
Located near SDSU area
Sorry. I’m not loading a photo of my wife.
My wife is gonna have the final decision (duh!) but I’m just curious what the consensus is.
Which color accent works best?? (For umbrellas,...
Now that’s a good ho.
Yes!! If checked you will be turned around without all the proper documentation.
$200 for the 1500P.
I’m guessing since nobody has inquired about this reel that nobody has ever even heard of it or seen one before.
Tempted to keep the 20000 but don’t think I have a use for it.
Ocea Jigger $200
Mamiya Marfix $400
Missed the first “wide open” yellowtai bite by a day, but didn’t miss the 50 boats that were there Sunday.
Ended up with 3 YT (8#, 9#, 18# - 7...
Let me know what you choose. I need something for the Stella 20000. It’s still for sale but until it sells I’ll try to fish it!
Those look like the ones I bought out of the back of a white van.
I’ve got two 2008 Stella 8000 reels available for $500 each. High end reels for not quite high end prices.
Just like the oceajigger, filled with color metered PE.
Filled with new metered PE!
Price drop $185. It’s the small one, not the large. My mistake.
considering this style stainless steel for my backyard fence. Any recommendations for fabricator? Thanks, Josh
I’ve got a 1500P available.
Someone here I’m sure will be able to help, sorry it’s beyond my area of expertise. I can’t even change it if it wasn’t “locked”. Be careful...
Also, the righty pin is in the box too right?
That reel was just switched from right hand to left hand in front of me watching friend do it. No loctite or anything was added to it. Did you...
Does it come with an ebook?
Maybe this would have been easier
Thanks but I think that’s too much rod for a 5000 reel.
Opted to keep one of the Stella’s I’ve been selling. Keeping the 5000XG.
Looking for a rod to pair it with.
Something like the..
Down to only 3 Stellas left.
Also an OceaJigger and the Mamiya Marfix
I will not be able to get any more after this, and I...
10000XG SOLD to @Sofia Rose
20000PG 08Stella $600
8000PG 08Stella $500
8000PG 08Stella $500
10000XG 08Stella SOLD
OceaJigger scorpion 1500P - $225
Mamiya Marfix J System - $400
@Jason for the Chinese spammers that are signing up individually to BD, add a new mandatory field to the sign-up page, “blood type.” Maybe all...
I replied, haven’t heard back.
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I’m glad you shared your story. This amazing BD family will come together for you.
Here’s to the next 43 years. :cheers:
@TunaTonight has one.
All purchased reels shipped today. PMs sent with tracking info.
Remaining available list above.
8000HG is gone.
No more 5000XG
[ATTACH] Bought it, just don’t know why. Paid $35+.
Selling for $30.
[ATTACH] small SKB box, just don’t use it anymore. includes 3 SKB plastic boxes.
Here is all I have left....
8000 HG is gone
Glad my reel fit this rod!
1500P still available
Whirlwind of PMs last 48 hours. Here is an update.
20000PG 08Stella $600
8000PG 08Stella $500
8000PG 08Stella $500
I’ve got a Stella 20000 you can pair with this amazing rod.
I’ve got a 20000 available.
I have a 20000 available. $600. Full of PE line already too.
I’m overseas still returning Sunday.. I’m sure I could do that but wouldn’t know that cost until I get home. Thanks.
(You may want to send me...
This is a solid Japanese made reel! Really well built with spool brake on side plate. Built for huge fish.
Mamiya Marfix J System - $325
Van Staal SOLD
One 18000 SOLD
Spent the day with Toru and Hana today. Unfortunately I couldn’t get out on the water today. Anyone going to Japan that wants to fish I HIGHLY...
Just rechecked the reels and it is a 10000, not a 14000. I’ll be back in San Diego this Sunday.
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I’ll respond to all PMs in order for priority. Lots to go through. Here...
I’m finalizing picking up the reels and will be on the train with no Wi-Fi for a few hours. Won’t have all the prices for the non-Stella’s posted...
Few more pics
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Here’s the lot. Looks like most are already loaded with Shimano PE.
Scorpion OceaJigger 1500
I will be picking up all of these reels tomorrow, so will have photos
Are you saying you are interested in all three of the 8000 model? Please send me a PM
Nice 27 pounder by Hana today on the Yamashomaru. Released.
They have a daily blog with photos from each day. https://ameblo.jp/yamashomaru/...
No boxes. Probably come with a case, I can check.
Note: These reels are currently in Japan, so it could take a little time for me to get them...
I might be interested in the 6470. Out of town until the end of the weekend.
All meticulously maintained and recently serviced at the Shimano factory in Japan. If you’re interested in any of these models let me know ASAP!...
San Diego anglers are sharing a...
Well, you forgot about the ¥/$ exchange rate, so 140 sounds about right. I think you got the better deal.
So you’re saying I could have bought 140 Ozark Trail knives for the same price as I paid today for this bad ass custom engraved Blue Steel Deba...
I think they got their answer about 2.5 years ago.
Do you filet those little guys or keep them whole?
What’s a Berry?
I think you missed the point. The point was it’s much more complicated than your secondary method.
Not saying it would, just saying this should get entertaining.
I’ll be selling mine. Back in SD after May 21. SKB 7100.
Came across this interesting article. There is more than just gutting, bleeding, spiking, clubbing, icing... it is the order of those, the...
Used reels for sale. Any interest I can get prices for you.
Penn Spinfisher 10500 with two extra spools (price was $170)
Toru and wife Hana had a great day of top water action today. 18kg, 21kg and a 31kg (68#) yellowtail today!! Here is the 46#er.
Without this added part the line counter won’t work. But otherwise it’s super clean.
Can you tell me what capacity would be with #5 PE. I don’t...
Let me know when any of you in San Diego are having a garage sale. I’ll be the first one there.
I’ve picked these items up in the past 48 hours....
Read this on the update page today:
. At this time, completion is expected to take place in late 2018. Given the recent findings, the Port is...
Update, I went to another location and found the right pattern.
Tired of losing jigs to snags. There’s a solution for that.
Yes, anchored by Smuggler’s Cove.
Here is what 761 pounds looks like.
Save your money and buy these to fix your existing cooler. I keep the large white Costco cooler in my truck until end of the day and then toss all...
Will, 190 not in stock in Sardine. Do you like any of these patterns? Sardine available in 145, maybe 160 too.
None in stock now. Next month,...
Tackleberry in Shibuya has an ever changing selection of used jigs. These looked interesting today.
Bought this one below for $15....
I am under the impression reprints are not available and a new one must be purchased if you want the PDF.
Annual family fun trip. No work. Many local friends, food, and even some fishing.
More curious perhaps is why are you checking the BD forums at...
Still out here in Japan. Posted this in the Shimano section but not too many of you regulars visit that area. Found this cool Shimano 2 speed...
That would be appreciated. Thank you.
Slept by the Coronados overnight in a 21 ft center console. Tarp blankets and a lounge chair. Cooooollllllllddddddd. I think your 52’er should...
A few more.
Picked up a jig for mackerel Man in sardine pattern.
Mackerel man with tips to filet his brethren
Just stumbled across this old Shimano reel in Tokyo. Immaculate condition. Digital counter, not an electric reel. Two speed, level wind, lever...
sounds good, you can go ahead and start up a new thread on that topic, look forward to seeing it.
If yen was 100 to dollar then correct. At 110 to dollar and if tax free then it is slightly different.
Oops. Yeah grams also listed. Floating.
Which size do you prefer?
145, 160 or 190 gram
Smaller two rigged with treble
Larger needs to be rigged with assist hooks (extra few bucks)
Some very interesting squid style jigs (Sansui)
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Some more... take these prices and multiply by 90% and that’s US. So ¥1,000 is about $9.
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Yes. My favorite lure. Lost it last year and will replace it this time!!
First walk through today. None of the products you all asked for are available (in this store). Lots of great glow products.
More photos to...
I used to come home from a day on the water and they would be surprised if there was any fish, now I get letters written like this. Does it get...
I own these, and paid $800. This is a smoking deal.
I’ll check next week and let you know if I’m able to find these.
Saw two of those leaving SD Bay on Wednesday around Noon. Sleek and fast!!
I’ll be back out there next month. If anyone is looking for something in particular I’m happy to go look for it, buy it and bring it back for you.
Mackerel Man isn’t impressed, but is flattered.
Can I exchange it for a get out of jail free card?
Not get out fishing. Just get out of uniform.
Yes. And yo-yo.
Upon reviewing this chart more closely I agree with Jason, just wish I hadn’t spend an hour workong these “marks.” The “fish” exactly match the...
You and James need to get out more often.
Waiting for @Jason to chime in, I think he knows the answer, and I agree upon further review.
Yep; top of the line. Who needs a 12” screen with side scan when you have old reliable.
2 miles outside SD bay
Based on everyone’s experience, what do you make of these marks? I wasn’t able to catch any here so I can’t verify a correct answer, but would be...
Mid July near Belt.
No way! Thanks guys. I guess with 11 entries the last day of March that helped my chances. Stoked! I’ll send a PM.
Don’t forget your FMMs
What, the picture of my big d-ck wasn’t enough??
Pretty sure my d-ck is bigger.
What are you holding that flat fall jig in place with? Looks like it’s secured nicely.
Puts everyone here to shame
The machine itself isn’t cheap but the bags are very cheap, basically the reverse of FoodSaver. You’ll use it more often since...
Can’t speak highly enough about the Vacmaster.
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Leaned up as requested :frehya2:
Free gaffed at full speed. The best kind.
Mackerel Man and I did a team building trip down south today. We worked well together clearing the troller for the dropper loop, and the yo-yo rod...
Free autographs from Ali. The kids love him! And he loves the attention! :D
It was supposed to be open as of March 17. Is it officially open?
Ali, You didn’t keep any whole?
Did a big loop down to Rockpile, SKR, S Island, N Island. Worked the area pretty good. Lots of bait (sardines) and decent meter marks but no...
Well done. Mission accomplished
Yep. The man with the Mackerel tattoo.
Best investment ever was my Vacmaster VP215. No need to wrap in Saran Wrap, no expensive bags, no frozen paper towels on your fish, no...
Nice righty feel clamped on backwards.
So good, and so much leftover for tomorrow!
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Only the YT and bonito. Probably should have done all. How do you spike a sand dab? o_O
First time I heard that name. Love it. Bouquet of Tails
Fun day on the water, catching fish! Winds were stronger than forecast, especially the morning winds east of the islands. Fairly strong offshore...
They are all 8lb +/-
I figured it out! Just click on a users profile and then you can hit the ignore button. Annoyance solved.
Perhaps you and Dicky should have your own Forum to post all these unrelated videos? :imdumb:
This may help explain their low return rate.
Kites are so 2017.
2016 was all poppers.
Wait for later in 2018, it’s gonna be a whole new game.
No. That would be this:
Looks like a narrow area where small boats should still be allowed to launch.
I’ve got a 200# spoil if you’re interested.
The only thing I like less than filleting rockfish, are cats.
That’s funny. I’m sure James would appreciate that from a fellow LEO.
In the past I would filet but I’ll be damned if filleting rockfish isn’t a pain in the ass, wasted meat and occasionally dangerous (those spines...
Knew the weather wasn’t going to be ideal but opted to go anyhow. Suited up in full Deadliest Catch orange Grundens and hit the Mission Bay harbor...
I’ll take it but can’t get to HB. Will add a little for shipping to SD.
What will you take for ALL of it?
The numbers were there, I thought??
32x17. Just go there.
After a few hours north of the border opted to head south and salvage a tough day. Didn’t take long to fill the hold with a nice...
DELAYED UNTIL SUMMER
I had no idea! Thanks Mike. Will have to give it a try then.
Have a budget? I have a guy if so.
Upgraded to the Vacmaster and no longer need these bags. Probably $40+ worth of bags here. I’m in San Diego, near SDSU.
Sell, trade chest...
Conveniently THIS trip is posted to the counts page, they just skipped the skunk trip.
In defense of Billy, he’s not spending $600k on a Freeman. He is smarter than that. His friend is buying it.
I’m looking for this same setup but would prefer a fishier boat. Sorry Billy, nothing personal.
I’ll pay $100 if you really want to move them.
The landing conveniently chooses not to post the (lack of) count from your trip online.
Or if you can’t wait until April :frehya2:...
PM me your address. I’ll order today and you can Venmo or PayPal me upon receipt.
I already have 1000 6x10 bags. Came to $44.
The 10x13 bags are $97 for 1,000.
How about I order the box to my house and upon arrival will send you...
Matt, I’m there about twice a year and here is a forum I posted from my latest trip....
Loving my Vacmaster VP215 and want to get some additional bag sizes without spending $100 a box (albeit you get 1,000 bags for $100 so it’s cheap...
Just a little fun to prepare for the ”new” ramp in 2019.
Thank you, however that’s overkill for my 21’ CC. It would not fit in the anchor hold and would be a hazard bouncing around the boat. No windless....
Clearly not spiked properly and someone forgot the ike jime.
I’ve got one. In San Diego.
Perhaps good timing to read this. Pretty interesting....
An idea.. Steelcore straps. Run through your reels and lock to the bed. Buys you enough time for piece of mind....
My favorite spot used to be #87. Limited load??? Ha!
(Posted over at "Boating Discussion" but don't think there is high traffic there. Sorry Sueno)
Does anyone use any phone Apps to track their...
Does anyone use any phone Apps to track their maintenance schedule, enter trip logs/notes/photos, fuel consumption, other costs, etc?
Those who missed Billy live or on the radio, here is a podcast featuring Billy.
Rod and Reel Radio: 10/15/17
Bought this for a good price and willing to sell it (or trade) so I can get a smaller diameter rope. Only really need 3/8" rode, not 9/16". If you...
Passing the baton to the November report of the month!
Lost my anchor and rode package on recent trip, looking to replace but don't want to fork over $ to West Marine.
Looking for roughly 8# ANCHOR,...
Any sales of the eBook on the trip?
Found another few good ones of my brother. 1987
I found some classic family Happy Man photos (1987).
Pops would tag along and read the paper. He never fished. Yes, that's a Knight Rider...
PM sent with full price offer.
Good eye! :cheers:
Does someone know this regulation? I thought it was not a problem. Had a game warden watching and also lifeguard boat passed by, neither said a...
Mackerel Man was getting landsick and needed to spend some time in the water so we left 5am out of Mission Bay. Bait was mixed good (w 2 mini...
This thread got me to finally pull the trigger
After getting some BFT two weeks prior, Mackerel Man opted against posing with bonito. He's getting jaded.
That's crazy, 6 days and nobody has pulled it out of th water. I approached it and first thought was someone was hiding out! But obviously it was...
Submitting your reports pays off. Help other anglers and even win cool swag. Thanks BD!
Sounds good, let's get out there one day.
This is the PLB that I use...
I do not use a suit, just this automatic inflating vest.
When bled and cared for prepared properly, and consumed in a few days, I'd argue it can be just as good as tuna. Seared, poké or even sashimi....
It looked more like a boat that was towed behind a sailboat that broke off. It was super weathered. Maybe 5-6 feet long max.
Opted against making a big effort to find a crew and with the earlier sunrise timed my launch just before nautical twilight (no radar). Launched...
Yes Jason. That is exactly correct (today).
You'll see soon enough when BillyKFishing.com is launched! :daman:
Until then I think there is an unauthorized eBook you could buy. :rofl:
2016, 2017, Back-to-Back Local Champion. Well done!
I'll drop by to say hello.
Will you be selling the eBook there too? :frehya2:
Chum Guzzler :drool::drool:
Wait, I thought it was a friend of yours that wrote that "ebook"? One of your regular crew.
I'll pass that on ! :Kick_emoticon:
Are bribes allowed?
I hadn't seen it. Thanks for the link!
(Anyone who has appreciated Mackerel Man over this fishing season go cast a vote for #4!)
When the first number starts with a 5 let me know.
Now you all know why you rarely see BillyK reports as well.
Nicely done! What day was this? Drift or anchor?
I'm guessing that since we were on the anchor it helped!? That's why I took a photo!
Can't make it again this week.
Thanks again for motivating me to get out there yesterday!
Thanks for my new screensaver photo!
Trade some fresh BFT for some bugs? :goldfish:
My thoughts exactly.
Loaded one up per your request
Short: 3 for 4 on BFT (15#, 20#, 20#) off the anchor several miles south of S Island. Plus 5 bonito. 20# flouro to #2 hook. Sardines from Mission...
Happy Man was my first sport boat experience. My brother was a deckhand on it for a summer when he was 13 years old or so. That would have been in...
Someone can add drift, swell and wind direction to this with the proper and improper areas to set up around another boat's chum line.
You put on 27% of the YFT but only represented 8% of the load. Well done!!
If it's just an issue of timing for two weeks why take a bath on the setup and not just get a short term loan from a friend, or pay the dentist...
Thanks for the timely report, but you left me at the dock!
Finally someone that knows how to edit properly. Some more of those details shots mixed in (like the reel) would be ever stronger. Well done.
You may want to reconsider your pricing.
maybe the closet Power pro?
Have some of this on my stella that I brought back from Japan and love this line. Anyone know where to buy it domestically, as I'm not going back...
Yesterday in Cabo.
At least you were on your own boat enjoying the search. If you were on any charter today besides the San Diego it would have been maddening. Low...
How much are slips!?
(Nevermind, appears to be about $300/mo for under 30')
Maybe it was on Wednesday 8-)
Didn't hear you, only heard the Vendetta after 15 minutes while it was just them, us and the Mission Belle (I thought!). Anyhow we all got some...
Drone makes for a cool new background image!
Yes, but haven't you ever seen Back to the Future?
Exactly. You must have seen us then between you and Ray's boat. We were the only skiff around when he called us over. He was trying to stay...
Well done. We couldn't get bit yesterday on nose hooks, had to butt hook and get them down 10-15'. Nothing artificial worked either.
When are you planning to go? They have been moving quite a bit.
Yes, quite scared! Only the 2nd time launching from the water. In low wind it's pretty easy. These things are smart.
Then again, this photo of them bringing it over the rail certainly doesn't look like a long range boat!
Short Version: 3 YFT in Mexican waters on butt hooked sardines, 25# flouro 1/0 circle hook.
Was lucky enough to be early on...
I've seen this photo before, like in 1992! You can tell from the sunglasses alone this isn't recent.
Very timely. Thanks!
Maybe the OP doesn't want to parcel out the old system knowing as a set it works and even if old can still be a great upgrade for someone, but...
(Any concern with the radar at the same level as anyone in the tower?)
Also 6 hours and you can try to find birdies.
And then you read today's count and see that the numbers have flip flopped in favor of the SeaWatch. So glad I don't have to make these decisions....
He sent me this picture. 30x60" (I'm went another direction)
Not to distract from the amazing fish that this thread is the subject of but life imitates art. My friend from Japan cut this one today (in...
While amazing the 345# BFT was just weighed today in San Diego, Hana just got a 600#er!...
Links to some photos and videos of the fish
Wow. That's 345 pounds bigger than my biggest BFT
That was Mackerel Man. You'll surely see more of him over time.
The original account sounds about right (pre-clean up it appears so I'm assuming this was the first stop of 16, rather than 11).
(But still 16...
That was at least 4.25 pounds.
Super Dorado, From the photo vault!
I got a photo of it. Actual size was 345.1
That's where my GI Joe comes in handy.
54 Anglers x Mexican Limits of 5 = 270 fish (posted count by the SD)
So you stopped with 15 fish (Mexican limits) or continued to 30 (US limits)? Just curious as the 302 is Mexico and either way 16 is more than 15....
Even more frustrating would be being one of 54 anglers that "only" catch 16 YFT a day reading they got 270, and you aren't even one of the ones...
Indeed, all true except the frustration of literally being surrounded by massive amounts of YFT feet from the boat that didn't want to jump in the...
Closest without going over?
288.9 is my guess.
That is exactly what we were hoping for yesterday, nice work!!
1. Just for the fun of it
2. I don't have to worry about being embarrassed by taking photos of small fish anymore. Mackerel Man holds the small...
Always happy to hop on the Basshole and do your post mortem reports.
This little guy was perfectly to scale, I should have had him mounted for Mackerel Man.
Just saw this guy on the 52 W. heading into La Jolla. Anyone know who this is, I think he is my new fishing friend, as long as he brings some of...
That's how to write a story. All you're missing is a GI Joe for when the fish get small. No, wait, that's my trick.
Bring some flat falls and some mega bait/colt sniper. Heard in the distance several hook ups on the pacific voyager, they were yelling yo-yo!!
Bait today was really poor. The fish wanted lively fresh bait and the bait we got was really bad. First time out of Dana in a long time, usually...
Launched from Mission Bay at 4:45. No line for bait, but it was crap. Red eyed and missing scales. Would be the downfall for the day.
Please correct me if I'm wrong but 32/29 is Mexican water.
Well done Paul, sorry I couldn't make it to fill out your crew.
The price on these dropped from $800 when I got them down to $500!
I can see how Google's results could be hard to interpret for fishing....
Not sure if you're asking me or Tom, but personally I avoid weekends at all costs!
Interested in 4 standard ones, do you have enough?
Any way to have them built in aluminum?
Seems like FishDope could have been useful here.
What app are you running on the iPad?
Having been on this same yft bite Monday, even on my 21 foot boat we had no time to stop and flush down during the bite, and that was just 3 of...
Looks like a fun filled day on the water. Hard to beat that!
:chestram2 Them bloody toes!
I want a poster of one of those other ones showing the blood of 95 YFT.
Nice job and good grade. that bloody mess looks familiar! It's like having your electric toothbrush accidentally left on next to the mirror, the...
It's the FoodSaver 4980. Got it at Costco end of 2015. The bags are Game Saver bags
And the heads went to a family that makes soup.
"What a beautiful mess, what a beautiful mess I'm in
Spending all my time with you
There's nothing that I'd rather do
What a sweet addiction that...
It was a FishDope chart.
I'm getting the marinade ready now, thanks for the suggestion!
My mistake: Non-licensed usage of SST info. As a FishDope subscriber it's available for use and that type of customization but not allowed to...
Will have to try that. You coulda written an e-book too!
May need to get one of your fancy bucket holders!
As long as you are outside 12nm the FMM does not apply.
No it's only 3:19!;)
Yeah pretty much, anyone on the sport fishing fleet today was in that area. Looks like 13 sport boats already limited today.
They eat fish but not that much! Much of it has already been spoken for after many of my friends woke up and saw their text messages telling...
That's really funny!
I can think of a coauthor for your ebook.
Yep, she trolls at $5,000/hour. The Mackerel Magnet is just her Tender.
I just thought Bonito, you say skippy? If skippy I wouldn't have gone another 20 miles after bringing him in and instead would have looked harder...
Good point. Mostly about posting the numbers up at the same time. But thanks for calling me out, I certainly earned it.
Had big plans to find the yellowfin on the troll today and charted a route along the temp break south/SW of the Coronados. Trolled for hours, for...
There was a conversation on here recently about medical grade freezers that go to -80C. I couldn't find it to post this here, but saw this YouTube...
Oh man, now you are comparing BFT fishing to going to war. Can't wait for our nation's heroes to chime in on that one. :2gunsfiring_v1::cow:
My "advertisement" was tongue in cheek. I don't have shirts for sale.
(You still have caught more fish than I ever have so I haven't forgotten that.)
Which part, this part?
Billy, I'll take Kevin's spot for the future. I have no plans to take any credit for your hard work, nor any plans to get you in hot...
Yeah; she probably is a better partner than most! But then again she already owned 50% of everything!!
Did someone buy Betsy for you in exchange for 50% of everything!?
Post here or submit to FishDope, but not both on the same day! Give us subscribers a little heads up before the masses.
Caught her first fish Saturday. 4 days later weighs up against a 150#er.
Color coded zip ties so everyone knows whose fish is whose. Good idea if you aren't combining it all.
Just found this on my brother's boat. Must explain why his seacock is broken.
Lee wanted to test out the new sound system on his boat, and refill on fresh fish, so despite it being a Saturday and seeing 19 boats inline at...
Mexican YTT are quite rare.
Gave away all my fish and had to load back up for the big fight Saturday night so left MCRD at 4:30, picked up a decent 1/2 scoop and headed south...
Well done. I think we saw you guys out there as well. We were the light blue 21' CC w T-Top.
1/2 Day $110
Train from Tokyo $30 each way
Overnight at Captain's guesthouse $30
Rod/Reel rental from their private collection $20
Frustrating to say the least when you get skunked and see decent reports for areas you could have hit. Hate that.
Want to add a few more holders and looking to find best match to our existing rod holders. Anyone have any suggestions?
- stainless steel...
Last chance to get out for two weeks or so, so put together a few friends, CK and Brian, for a quick trip. Thought it would be nice to try squeeze...
Sueno is Angler 26!??:D
Nice work! What was working today, slow trolling live bait, trolling jigs, ... ??
Normally skip over the Washington area reports but not this time. Well done captain.
What does a used -60c run?
So pre-freezing in a regular freezer at 0'F would be sufficient as the is -18C?
Lee, I cannot confirm nor deny that James should have been at work yesterday.
He has no problem claiming it.
The call for snotty seas Tuesday apparently had some charter captains cancelling their trips, others stayed home, but Lee put together another...
Risso's Dolphin always travel with Albacore
I took some makeup removal pads from my wife (shhhh) soaked them in vinegar and wrapped on the guides for an hour. Worked like a charm for the...
Great screen grab!
Awesome report. Great detail. Thanks!
Soaked guides in vinegar then used paint pen. Looks much better, not perfect, but way better! Thanks for the tips.
Money sent; looking forward to getting it brain deep. If it arrives by Monday I'll be able to use it Tuesday!
Any suggestions for bringing these guides back cosmetically as much as possible? Also, some of the chipping of the rod outer coating.
Great recap! How did those flies you tied yourself work out? That rainbow is bigger than some of the dorado and yellowtail some have been posting...
Good article and good discussion. Bottom line, bleeding is critical and spiking and/or Ike-Jime is an additional step that help the meat even further.
I'm going to trust the Japanese method I learned this summer. Cut the gill plate to begin bleeding but don't spike until all the blood is gone....
I finally got some action on the setup. Highly recommend if you haven't already made your purchase!
X2 on the Ocea plugger. I have the 83H on my 10000 XG.
5 of these count towards limits too?:imdumb:
Looking to get something like the photo below for my 21' CC (photo below as well). Can go to a contact to have it made but figured I'd see if...
Personally I wouldn't eat it totally raw as sashimi, but wouldn't be uncomfortable searing it lightly, especially the YFT.
I'm interested just need to check my model first. NIB?
Just walked by... 5 vehicles in line for launch/pickup. 3:00pm Sunday.
Shimano Ocea Plugger 83H
I got them in Japan. Doubtful they can be found locally but I saw some online from overseas.
Once we decided chasing BFT wasn't as fun!
These are the ones I put on.
They are Shimano Xefo. Got them in Japan last year. The RN number looks like a model #.
This is the closest I can find currently only (I didn't...
Loving the new gear from Japan! The pencil stickbait has been a hit here in San Diego lately, and the spinner and rod are so fun!
Well into Mexico. 40+ miles.
Been enjoying all the attention on the BFT as it's created several fun opportunities over the past week to take a different, less traveled path....
Don't go Wednesday it's an off day.
Aaron save me some!!
Made everyone in my offIce happy today!
I think that's for you Aaron!
Deep into Mexico. Below the 32 line this time.
I think 37, edited the post. Thanks!
There's no question about that!! Best spreads ever. I didn't even get a photo of the baked ziti we had on the ride home.
I'll bring some of...
Had the good fortune to hop on my neighbor Lee's Riviera 37 Flybridge "Sofia Rose" for another go at this ever improving YT and Dorado bite....
The day after it is not always as fun, at least not for everyone! LOLLOL Sure glad I didn't lose.
That'd be great! This one was too flimsy. Thank you.
Nice going. Sounds like you went quite a bit further south than us. We stayed in the colder water.
Yeah, just the outside skin. Anyone know what they are?
As Ali said, "Had a fun day yesterday paddy hopping between the 425 and the Hidden Bank"
Ali, thanks for the motivation to get down on the same numbers. Just keep kelping!
Thanks for the timely report LOL
Thanks in advance to FishDope for providing the resources for making today possible! Correlated some charts and recent trends and decided to head...
How did the experience go?
I'll add some squash.
Bagels and lox. I'm in next time!
I think you'll enjoy Will's new vlog. Phelps on the Fly, lots of good Montana action.
Looks nice. Make yourself some Chubby Chernobyls. There were a ton of Caddis eggs on the creek so be prepared with Caddis.
Bring some gink and...
The numbers and all the info surrounding this catch were posted up on FishDope just without the photos and story. It was all there for subscribers...
And if you buy Doug a Yamaha f300 you can own half of it!
Only second time fly fishing, so don't know all the details about lines and gear but had a blast and here are some photos to share from the...
I found this on the forum that may help.
Will be fishing Sluice Box in Belt Creek this week! Only second time fly fishing! Going for tuna last week and cutthroat this week.
I have a 2008 model 10000XG paired with the new Plugger 83H. Haven't hooked up anything with it yet but it came highly recommended by some Shimano...
Can you load up all the specs and photos of the current setup.
$22k gets half of everything?
Kept my first too!
Same for us yesterday 7/6, same area.
EDIT: Should be 7/6 report, not 7/5
Mission Bay straight west to 182 area. Two mile wide zig zags south all the way to near to 226 area. Lots of...
Just came across this 26 minute YouTube video featuring good fishing on the Yamashomaru. It's a Shimano promo demonstrating their Ocea products....
I picked these up in Japan last month. Fished them one day out there and it's really nice to be able to swap out the jigs quickly without any...
I do, but it's digital using Evernote. I have a Master template that I cut and paste each time into a new log entry then fill in the relevant...
How would you know, not like you've caught many BFT yourself. :cow:
You should definitely try and get out there with Toru and Hana. As you saw above even a half day on the water trip was a wonderful experience.
Currently have the Garmin 541S. Do you think I could just keep all wiring and just plug this in in its place?
Custom PVC Sabiki rod. Stores tangle free and deploys quickly.
And does that same person keep the fish if it's boated?
When fishing on these charters, like the Liberty today, that had 6 big kite fish, does the kite work like when they troll, where everyone gets 30...
You'll need more than one day.
These look interesting.
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What's wrong with a bent rod? I thought it was normal. My wife at least says so.
(Can't believe nobody else went there yet)
Is there a best practice for cleaning reels after a day of use?
spray with fresh water?
Can you dunk/submerge in fresh water?
Or you can look really cool with these:
That's not an ebing rig. It looks similar but is not. Here's a more detailed explanation of ebing:...
From my new friend Toru.
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Forget the fish, look at that boat!!
It was a 5 person meal. But that sashimi mountain had 60++ pieces on it!! It was a sight to behold!!
Interesting, thanks for the link.
I also found this about retaining some bloodlines.
"Some species, especially oily fish, have a strip of...
Sashimi Mountain followed by Snapper then Kinmedai (Golden Eye Snapper) then Nigiri plate then the desert and tea. $100 USD pp.
Best of all it's...
Sashimi mountain at Yamahara in Tokyo!
Thanks! I'm really excited to try it when I get home.
Yes I noticed that and asked myself that night but did not get a clear answer, but it is certainly deliberate. Perhaps it adds a little flavor or...
Your PE calculations are incorrect if using 8 strand PE line. Only partially correct for 4 strand line. See the link provided above.
Studio Ocean Mark Heavy Duty Ocean Lure Snap OS 3S (1525) [MEDIA]
That's a big fish for that miniature rod.
Surprised no mention of Buzz on the Prowler.
David you are right on all counts.
The depth finder was for the vertical jigging. They use it just to know the depth so when they drop their...
Bought them at a fishing store in Tokyo. Not sure of an online link but later I can post a photo of the packaging.
Is this (below) a Japanese style to rig up a vertical jig or does everyone do it like this? They have a big assist hook on the split ring and just...
Another day... nice slab of bluefin!
Picked up the Shimano Ocea Plugger 83H at Johshuya in Tokyo. ¥46,000 tax free. Still pricey but that comes out to $420 USD. I think it will pair...
かつお。 Japanese love these. Serve with grated ginger.
If you want to get on a good boat with a great captain try the Yamashomaru.
Sorry smallest they have is 180
No carpenter products.
This Haole pencil is 150
And these even smaller ones they called "shell shaping lures"....
I opted for neither! My new friends hooked me up on an older model Stella 10000XG filled with 275 yards of new shimano Ocea EX8 PE4 braid (70#)...
I can speak some Japanese. Owner/captain and wife speak a little English. No issue with other anglers as everyone has an assigned space....
Having been to Japan 15+ times over the years I have never fished before out here. So I decided this was the time! After doing some research and...
Had a nice day of fishing today on the Yamashomaru. Only 6 anglers out of Ohara, Chiba, Japan. Here is Japanese Brain Spike in use. Full summary...
You all good or want me to look for those others still?
Billy what kind of socks do you wear?
Filled out the forms and paid May of last year but they NEVER sent the TIP nor responded to inquiries! Do you have a contact there? I have...
It is listed as 17.5' to be fair.
Spot the worm. Eewwwwwwww
I'll go check. Any color preference? Or same as before?
I found Joel the graphic designer while on a surfing trip to Salina Cruz (Oaxaca, Mexico)
Printing I'll likely...
Thanks for helping with the decision everyone. Removed the tiller and opted for B and C! Final versions...
Yeah I saw that too before. Told the designer to remove it!
B and C!!
Thanks everyone. Confirmed my thoughts too!
Devil Claw with taste of crustacean!
Here's why you better have "chew off" insurance.
For fun we came up with a shirt for the boat. Trying to narrow down to a single choice so figured would poll the group.
Sorry, they don't have these two models in stock. Several others just not these exact ones.
Didn't hurt to have lucky Billy with you!!
I'm happy to go check for you. If they do have them are you looking for any particular pattern?
This damn bird when going for halibut.
I'm in Japan but can buy one for you at cost and ship to you or meet up in San Diego. I'll be here through the end of the month. But check out the...
Can these be simply trolled or must one use a kite?
$20 + shipping is a fair price. Paid ¥1,440 ($13) for mine today but you don't need to fly to Japan to get it! That saves you at least the markup!
Pretty ingenious if you ask me! Bow rider ski boat with a tuna tower! The Mackerel magnet could use one of those!
I bought this 200g flat fall with glow eyes and squid tentacles w/ assist hooks. Looks interesting. Anyone ever try something similar?
I found the "LONG" version that's 80 cm long.
Couldn't help myself, went back again today
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Yeah the sizing on the front shows how long it it. That's a medium, so perhaps for some footballs or slightly larger models.
How did this one work for you? I saw it yesterday and was thinking of getting one. Thanks
I'm in the Shibuya Tokyo area. There are several large fishing shops within walking distance of each other.
Joshuya has two large stores
Why is the word "making" used? Not "catching"?
Some more from a different shop
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These are available as well. Similar for smaller fish. Saw these in Tokyo today
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It's easy to get lost in these shops for hours!!
If anyone local in San Diego is looking for something in particular I might be able to pick it...
These are beauties!
Cherry Pai stickbait and Hammer Head poppers works of art![ATTACH] [ATTACH]
Can't keep those away from our boat
Curious as to thoughts between the Talica 16II And Stella 14000.
Currently have Avet MXL 6/4, Lexa 400 and Accurate FX2- 600N. I think the Talica...
Looking to step up my gear for some bigger models and wonder...
I know they're a different class but if you could...
I did keep him. Then had him stuffed and this is what I got back from the taxidermist.
Only caveat is I'm out of town until July 1!!
I'll rent you my pair for the day, with a deposit!
Fujinon Techno Stabi JR TS1232 - 12x32 Image Stabilization Binocular
I wonder if it was this same baby mako that caused you problems! Right near the 425.
BFT with Billy on his Parker
Here's our alternative effort. No results to reports yet.
As said earlier this is mainly for marketing. This chain usually wins the auction. They also have the photo of the owner with the prize tuna as...
Time for the 100 hour oil change today.
Saw that the palm tree had shed a nice thick sturdy frond and decided to fashion it into a drain to help...
Ask Jeff Barr where Mackerel Alley is.
I have 40 of these photos but no fish to show for it.
It's been a year since this post had any comments and technology has perhaps changed a little.
Looking for advice on a good solution for 21'...
Well at least many of you will have a good excuse not to camp on your boat like we did last weekend at the islands. You can just say it's illegal....
Next time we will leave before Noon and file a multi-day fishing permit with DFG for $5.92 and be able to keep two-day's of limits....
The Pacific Islands Biosphere Reserve is a new 1.16 M hectare biosphere reserve, created off the west coast of the Baja California Peninsula in...
Warning this is NOT a post about BFT or Tanner Bank.
Planned on going on the O95 to Tanner Bank but the weather wasn't looking too great (update:...
Thinking of going Sunday on the 095 but weather looks pretty bad out there already. Will these trips run with wind forecasted so strong at the...
I would say that the DVD definitely contained helpful information that I didn't know about in the past. The books were a combination of...
Perhaps you and Nancy Smith can band together (be sure to read the video details)
Or they just may get friendlier like this
I think about 10kts or so. Was pretty amazing looking how easily he kept pace with the boat and rode the wake with what was very little perceived...
Maybe we should rename her then the Sea Lion Magnet.
STOP FEEDING SEA LIONS FROM FISHING BOATS!!!
I'm guessing the two sardines that I fed are not the problem, perhaps you could direct your...
Couldn't help but entertain him for a second. And yes I understand I'm training him to not fear the boats, but clearly he has been well trained...
Check www.greatmats.com for cheap EVA foam alternatives. Cut to fit.
Check the judo mats. Thick padding!...
The "cracker" is a specialty urchin tool I bought in Japan. You can actually find them on eBay but they're marked up quite a bit (like $80). The...
[MEDIA]Snuck out for a quick 30 minute dive. 40 feet of water, 59 degrees at the bottom. The kelp is growing back nicely. Picked up a few bugs but...
Liberty today reports 3 YFT. You get one of those!!??
FishDope.com where yesterday's report won't help so much tomorrow.
-FD Jeff, shall I continue?
Sounds like we made the wrong call staying close and diving for urchin
Weather likely will make you turn around early. If not; you'll need to go further west than the 182 than expected.
Or just spend more time at the live well and get a good bait that will swim away from the boat. Then casting is less important. Right!??!
Sorry wrong forum and can't delete... Should be Chit Chat right?
For these local YFT that for this week at least prefer the light line 15-20 flouro and #2 hook... WHAT LENGTH flouro would be recommended so I...
I have hooks you can try for those. Carl gave me a bunch of extras.
Makes me feel a little better as I heard after the fact we turned back south about 5 miles below where all the action was 9/7. Made an 80 mile...
Here's what that cow looks like on the inside. Thanks Jeff for sharing!
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Exactly. OP not giving us an answer cost me a big SKUNK today. Would have been more confident to keep going uphill but turned back south only 4...
Great report thanks. what grade are those? Rough idea where you found 'em?
Don't know about you all but I think I'm sick of seeing all of Billy's successes. It's very demoralizing. No offense Billy, you're killing it, but...
On the return went 5 miles south of the 181 and then in from there at a 90 magnetic heading. North of the 182. Under the seiner spotter plane...
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