Good luck Steve!
Very cool story! I'm fishing a 1.5 day on the Prowler this Friday...wish me luck!!
Here's a tip for finding yellows at the island. Slow troll a dine or mackerel. Also, you're wasting time trolling the banks when you should be...
Without a proper scale, every yellow is over 25lbs....don't you know that by now?? Regardless, it was a nice fish! Instead of bowling over the...
Always fun fishing with you guys!!! Looking forward to our GF charter on the 8th!
Always good fishing with your son! My oldest started around 5 and my youngest was fishing at 3. Bought a boat a few years later and they have...
No, but I'll give that a shot next time. We stay in a brand new house that sits directly over looking the Embarcadero. I surf in the morning and...
Heres the thing Mike, you may not have caught a yellow or WSB, but sounds like to still had an awesome time on the water. My boat is out of...
Fishing one of our Annual Trips on the Gail Force tomorrow. I hope the yellows want to bite! Thanks for the report Ryan!
I was up there a few weeks ago to visit some family members and do a little surfing. Morro Bay is a cool place to visit for sure!
Thanks for the report! Always good to be on the water!
We have another charter on the Gail Force this Saturday!! Always a blast!!!
Those tiny squid are working just fine on the yellows. :D
Good thing you blocked out your secret calico spot, though I'm pretty sure others have fished there as well. :D
This report was nearly 3 years ago....but they might still be there. Good luck!!
I might have to sell all my custom Stealth Stix rods and my avet reels and start fishing with a handline. :D
I don't have any of the equipment you mentioned, nor do I tie those knots, I still catch yellows, but perhaps I could catch more if I switched...
Yes, but only if I behave myself! :D
Can you go over your tackle setups in more detail? :D
Here's a tip..keep some FC handy and you can fish the 30. I'm not going to bother to tell you to check your equipment before each trip...that's...
Sometimes just getting out is all that matters. :D
Homeguard yellow! :D
Awesome to see the surface action improving. I surfed last night and the water temps have definitely gotten warmer. Looking forward to our...
He was using multiple "poles" not rods, so he should be okay. :D
I'm so thankful I have zero interest in lobster fishing....er trapping. You guys are cookoo!!
Nice report! How come you never take Jimmy's boat? :D
I'll be fishing the Aloha on a Dark Kings charter on the 31st. The last day for rockfishing....I'm looking forward to it!!
I fished the Condor a few months ago and i have only positive things to say. Sounds like a fun trip!
Yeah me too!!! As long as I'm catching, I could give a riff what everyone else is doing!! :D
The newbies don't bother me at all! I focus on my shit, and if I can lend some assistance I will. If it's not wanted, I simply go about my...
Excellent report!!! Honestly there's nothing more exciting than a really good lobster report and this one's the best ever!!
Nice!!! I hope to do the same this weekend!
Yeah I learned from my grandfather and he learned from his grandfather....and so on and so forth. I am told they used to do it with no gloves as...
It's amazing how alcohol can cause one to sleep through an epic bite. :D
At least it wasn't his toe!!! That shit hurts!!!
Let's just say there's rocks in the area. :D
I know where you can find big halibut, but I would be strung up if i divulged this information.
I agree on the rockfishing, but I'm always down to pull on some large grade yellows.
That's nothing!! There was a time when I was too poor to afford a rod and reel and I would simply use a handline for tuna. I have to admit it...
You guys got trolled. :D
My bad on not seeing the sarcasm, but you have to admit there are some real tools on BD and you never know if something is real or BS. :D
This post is a waste of time. I've been a PB'er for well over 20 years and I've seen it all. I've come to the conclusion that most are simply...
When ever you see a hammerhead, you can be confident tuna are in the area. A few years back we would see hammers often and we would always stop...
Someone stole a rockfish?? Wow I usually give my fish away...including yellows. :D
I haven't fished the beaches in a long time, but I used to live in Seal Beach and i fished the south side of the pier at least 3 days a week. I...
You got me on that one!:D
Why would they do that?? Seems to me they swung for the fences and struck out. They took a shot and it didn't pan out. Why do you think they would...
Silly fisherman! :D
About 80 miles from where you were. :D
Oh boy! If you say so it must be! :D
It's a really nice yellow, but it's probably closer to 25lbs. :D
Are you telling me you actually looked it up?? Oh brother!
I was thinking the same thing!! Damn there are some pansies out there!!! :D
You people go crazy this time of year.....I'm soooo glad I'm not into this crap. :D
Dan you should know better! I ALWAYS wait until I'm close to the landing before I start taking down my rods. You never know what you may...
I got my new JX 6/3 Raptor yesterday!!! :D
I call BS without a photo! LOL
I hear lizardfish are good eating!
I always use the SD Jam knot to tie my hooks. Braid to Braid?? I don't know! I'm not an expert, but braid to big mono, collins?? Here's my...
I was going to say the same thing, especially on the heavier braid, but what do I know!!!
Well I think you got it!!! Now that you have the gear and line in order, can you list the types of hooks and size you will be using and of course...
I'm still waiting for you to tell us what knots you plan on using for each set up and if we approve. :D
Oh boy! You remind me of a kid who has a ton of toys but has trouble figuring out which one to play with. :D
I launch my Parker solo all the time at Davies and I can often do it in less time than it takes for others to do it with help. I learned a long...
As soon as I install a new gas tank....until then I'm fishing on the cattleboats. At least I'm fishing!!!:D
Uh, i have to ask...where was your wife when the clicker went off? On my boat if the clicker goes off, the first one to grab it gets to pull on it. :D
I've always worn Xtra Tuff and I really like the 6" inch model. They are super easy to pull on and off when entering/exiting the bunk room. They...
Nah....I shaved this morning. :D Miss you too!!
Both responses are absolutely valid, but they don't negate the fact that spectra tangles are an absolute bitch and with mono I can cut myself away...
You need to monitor the water temps. Cold water upwelling after a good wind will have a negative effect on the bite. There are other factors to...
I'm guessing you probably suck at fishing.....don't let that get you down...most people do!!!:D
Nothing scares me more than to get tangled with a guy using spectra. Honestly I don't see the need in most cases to spool my reels with spectra...
It's a club secret! :D
I'm told the bigger ones are at 400'! :D
I've been fishing with the Dark Kings for awhile now and I was inducted as a member on the last trip. Every trip is a blast and yes they...
Yeah Steve, I fished the same charter last year, but we didn't do nearly as good. I only caught 2 yellows on that trip. I picked up limits on...
Sorry for the noise. :D
yeah I don't know of anyone who eats the heart willingly.....peer pressure is a powerful tool.:D
In a wide open bite, the guys will put the fish in the gunny sack and tag them after the bite has cooled down and place them in the RSW hold. It's...
Your son looks happy....I'll leave it at that. :D
Nice day of fishing!! :D
It was bound to turn gray sooner or later. :D
You know they are seals when they take off like a bat out of hell and your tip bounces. I won the battle with one of those critters last weekend,...
How were you getting broken off? Those are not the biggest of yellows...just curious.
Well he did just that Mike!!! He kissed her after eating the heart!!! :eek:
Hopefully it never happens again, but if it does, tie the anchor line off on a cleat and manually pull it enough to clear the bottom and put the...
I don't think the mussel farm is easily moved, if at all! Nothing wrong with your report!!!:D
Nice fish! For entertainment purposes, can you elaborate on your anchor miscue?:D
All my fish were on the flyline. I believe some were caught using the dropper loop as well.
Fished a Dark Kings Charter on the Aloha Spirit on 9/16 out of Ventura. I only fish up there on these charters, so I'm not sure exactly where we...
I believe most of the answers thus far and have been solid. I'll throw in my two cents. When we fish paddies, we will set up to drift 20 yards...
Yeah me too!!! Although sometimes I get a kick out of charging home from the island in less than optimal conditions....and I've learned how to...
You think??? Kind of funny actually....especially for his first post. Nice start to a BD career!! :D
Nope, quite the contrary. I rarely complain when it comes to fishing and I certainly don't know it all. :D
And while we're at it, you mentioned...
I couldn't agree more!!! :D
I have to admit you have guts telling a sportboat captain where to fish. Good for you!!!! :D
Put something girl related in a lame report and it will always get a look. :D
I can't remember the last time I caught a sculpin....do they pull hardl?? :D
Those buoys are for mussel farming. They are basically like mussel pens.
It took you a total of 8 posts to let the BD world know you're a fool! Oh brother!
I don't fish Seeker rods, but that little tuna sure was putting a nice bend in that rod. Looks fun!!! :D
No offense, but the bend in the rod clearly indicates that is not a tuna stick. :D
True, but when it's 4pm on a Friday and you're ready to go home already, a funny post on tipping sure hits the spot. :D
Something tells me you were merely interested in bragging about your toys. :D
Oh boy!!! You guys and your lobster fishing. :supergay:
At least you hooked something. :D
Tough day for sure, but at least you were a good sport about it.
Fishing large tuna with an 8' rod is a back breaker. :D
Are you saying guys have worked long hard to find their bait making spots? Wow!!! i figured out where the mackerel were in one day of owning a...
So does being jealous. :D
Fishing always beats working!!!
You should be incredibly thankful your anchor held while you were off drinking. I've spent many nights anchored up at the island and thankfully...
Sometimes you have to wave the white flag. :D
There's no way in hell that barge was going around you....that's a shipping lane and quite frankly we're a nuisance to their operation.
I like your belt....now that's funny!!! :D
The problem with that is you may never reach the island before said bananas do their thing.
These posts crack me up! Obviously some of you fail to realize that this is a part of fishing So Cal and all the bitching in the world isn't...
The carnage is tanked up in Avalon. You can make mackerel at the receiver with plenty of cat food. Good luck!!
I keep my speed as slow as possible and I do not use any weight. As soon as I get bit, I free spool allowing the bait to be eaten. I use the...
Best of luck!!!!
Awesome Steve!!! Glad you had some fun with the family!
I have found that slow trolling a live bait tends to be more effective at the island than trolling lures....that's been my experience, but what do...
Lal, that may help, but I doubt the license process will incorporate how to be considerate to your fellow angler. We shall see!!!
I've learned that most boaters are not inconsiderate, they are simply clueless. It is what it is and all the moaning about it, won't change...
You have received some good advice, so I will chime in with this. You are not fishing with a pole. It is a fishing rod. A pole is something you...
I don't care what anyone believes. BANANAS ARE NOT ALLOWED ON MY BOAT. PERIOD!!!!
Thanks for helping those guys out Monty! We all need to offer assistance whenever necessary. You never know if that day will come when you may...
I saw some guys doing that on my last SD trip and I was thinking boy they are sure taking this drag thing to a whole new level. I have to admit I...
Uh there's a reason why they use it exclusively in SD.....IT WORKS!!! :D
We were there too! Fun day!
I have a 21' Parker and I can do that crossing in my sleep. Go for it!!! On second thought, if I were launching out of DP, I would avoid the...
Did you slow troll the paddy? That usually is the ticket!
At least you got out Mike!!! Thanks for the report!
You're right....I didn't think that far ahead. :D
You nailed it!
Not a bad day with your son!
Paying your dues! You'll get em next time!:D
Current is a MAJOR factor when fishing the island. You can find yellows all over the island, but unless conditions are right, good luck getting...
Me too Steve!!! I had it all to myself until I caught all the fish I needed and then I called in the entire fleet and everyone took turns...
I'm not really sure why you included my quotes in on your response. I have no allegiance to the sporties. I'm simply saying that PB'ers are far...
Exactly!!! You can cry all you want about paddy poaching, but this is how it works in So Cal and if you think bitching about it will have any...
Pulling up to a paddy and charging it are two different things. And I think you're wrong about PB'ers learning from Sporties. Some PB'ers are...
Me either....I simply find another one.
I'm not sure how long you've been doing the offshore scene, but trust me, sportboats are the least of your worries when it comes to paddy hopping....
Slow troll the paddies. That often is all it takes to get bit. Thanks for the report!
You now have a fishing partner for life!
Solid day of fishing!!
I always blame others when I lose a fish....it makes me feel better. :D
As soon as my new gas tank is installed. Until then i will be fishing sportboats. :D
Awesome!!! Putting people on fish is very rewarding and definitely an ego boost. :D
I knew that was coming. :D
That's a good indicator for our local fishing. Soon boys! Soon!!!
l Love the happy smile! Boating will do that for you! Good luck on your next venture!
Slow trolling is pretty damn effective on the dodos. Good job!
Hmmmm....I have my doubts about that.
Put on some rain gear and enjoy the ride. :D
You would have to get the fleet to buy into it and I doubt that would happen any time soon. :D
I get what you're saying, but you would have limited out this day whether you kept fish or not. We had 37 on the boat and when all was said and...
You mean like this one? Look, I released most of my yellows that day and kept what I felt were decent fish. Regardless if I kept any, the boat...
They have an excellent fish hold. My fish was ice cold for the ride home. Who has time to tag all those fish during a wide open bite. Bounce...
That is correct in Mexican waters.
That means that some people caught and kept more than 5 and when all was said and done, we had at least 5 dead yellows per person. Honestly we...
I generally fish my own boat, so I don't know how most SD boats operate, but we fished this paddy until most said they had limits. They closed...
If you're girlfriend got sick in those conditions, I'm pretty sure you're free and clear on your next venture.
Ben, snag some mackeral and slow troll around the areas we discussed before. Keep an eye on your meter.....you should have no problem hooking a...
I have to be honest Gary and say I rarely troll, so I gave my spot to a lady each time it was my turn. She put at least two tuna in her sack and...
I fished the Condor 1.5 day that departed Friday night. We had a full load of 37 and we were on our way before 9:30. Woke up before sun up and...
Amen!!!!! I avoid braid like the plague! Once you get tangled in that shit you're screwed! I'm fishing the Condor tonight...wish us luck!
What if a change in wind direction alters the drift of your boat? Unless you're the fastest swimmer alive, you could be in a little bit of...
Good luck with that!!!
Awesome!!! I started both my boys out young and they slay with the best of them! Good job dad.....lots of memories being created that will never...
Markie is the best hands down!!! He has been doing his thing a long time and when he's not cooking, he's hooking and handing to those who need...
I'm fishing a 1.5 day on the Condor this weekend!
I have booked 3 work charters on the Gail Force and I recommend it highly! Ryan the owner always follows up with me before and after each trip to...
Did you struggle pulling the horseshoe out of your rectal area?:D
Sucking sucks, but everybody sucks at some point or another.
Things should start happening with this influx of warm water. The good swell activity should help with the kelp production as well.
Nice! The punk rocker scores again! :D
That's awesome!!! I've been fishing with my sons since they were little and they still love to fish with their dad.
Solid report Kyle! Yellows are always fun!
Yellows on the shoe!
Ryan, sacrificing personal fishing time to put others on fish is not a sacrifice at all. There's nothing better than putting people on...
Thanks for the report. I'm fishing the Condor July 28 on a 1.5 day trip. Looking forward to it!
Actually I was thinking it might be an awesome weekend locally. If the wind cooperates this week that is.
Brad, they're already seeing some bigs ones popping up locally. 2015 was a banner year for local yellows....let's hope it happens again this...
Good times!!! Mine needs a new gas tank before I can chase anything.
Finding tuna this early requires a solid effort and lot's of pre-planning. Sure you can get lucky and find fish, but you would well advised to...
This weekend will be entirely different. Trust me!
It's never good when the Captain laughs at you. It took you awhile to figure out the switch, but you finally got some. Barries on the surface...
Anyone without Seatow or Vessel Assist is a knucklehead.
Yikes! You put a lot of work in on that trip.
I love fishing with those guys and Markie is the best cook out there!!!
Here's the thing, I'm pretty sure you mentioned you had a great time with your son. Crowded or not, you took your son fishing and that's whats...
It's always fun pulling on yellows and good job on letting the little guys go.
Are you showing him what a thresher looks like?
Playing with fire bringing that yellow shit on board. I ban people for less. :D
And 4/0 would be way too big!!! You can definitely fish a dine with a size 4 hook. :D
It's all good to me, I'm simply saying I love the island too much to catch one fish and head home. Hell I would live there if I could! :D
There's no way in hell I'm driving to the island for 15 minutes of fishing. :D
You got a girlfriend??? I knew you would hook up one of these days....just kidding!!! :D
At least you got to fish....I was working that day. :D
I've seen some pictures and noticed Ricky was on the boat.....I fished with him when he just a kid.....it seems that once you start working on...
I need to replace the gas tank on my Parker and I'm struggling to get motivated for that project. :D
Thanks for all the feedback guys....I greatly appreciate it.
We've all had bad experiences with sport boats, but honestly the privates are much worse. Just fish and don't let the knuckleheads ruin your day.
Hey guys, I've been asked to find a good 1.5 day boat out of SD to take a few co-workers. There's a lot of threads on this topic, but I was...
Sounds like the new owner is working hard to gain trust/business. That's awesome to hear!! I wish them all the best! Good on you for sharing a...
Great report, but how come you haven't taught your wife how to cast?? I mean you went so far as to have her use a spinning rod, surely you can...
I've hooked several big blacks at Catalina and it takes work and dedication to get these fish back down and swimming. We've even got in the water...
I can tell you this much, if the sportboats are anchoring up, there's a 99% chance it's permissible. Do you guys really think these guys are...
Jonathan, my wife knows that grumpiness as well, thankfully I have surfing as an alternative. I can usually do one or the other and keep a smile...
Yikes!!! Should I get the popcorn going?? :D
Hey Danny! Sounds like an exciting day on the water! I was surfing in HB not too long ago and while on the cliffs we saw a fellow surfer...
Nice job guys!
Awesome trip....thanks for sharing!
Yikes!!! 75 People! Glad you had fun!
Good job Eric! :D
Glad everyone made it home safely and caught fish to boot!
My boat has been out of commission this entire summer and it's killing me......I doubt I'll ever be without a boat. :)
Killer!! And now we have the big BFT back in town as well.
Guys, I'm a private boater....have been for well over 20 years and I've seen it all. I've fished with Shawn on the Aloha Spirit and I've...
I fished up there over the weekend on a sporty and everyone worked well together. Most boats were anchored up with no problems. It's not a...
No fish, but I'm sure you had fun regardless. Right?? :D
Yikes!!!! Solid effort though! :D
Looks someone has a little crush on Brittany. :D
Good effort...next time!
Nice haul! Thanks for the report!
Two fish were caught on the jig, the rest were caught on flylined dines. I was fishing with 25lb FC to 20lb mono.
I was fortunate enough to get invited to fish with the Dark Kings on their Aloha Spirit charter this past Saturday. I have fished with this group...
Here's a tip....next time keep a bonito or two to keep the seal occupied while you fight your "yellow".
My friends are the same way!
I do the same.....good stuff! :D
Uh, the OP said he wanted Bluefin....I don't seeing any BF in the Sport King counts.....and I'm guessing the 73 yellows weren't of a large nature....
yeah....just a little! :D
No one mentioned using flouro....try it with a hot bait.....I do!!!:D
Me too!! :D
I never weigh my fish that way I can say it's bigger than it really is. Nice going on your yellow....31lb's is a solid fish! :D
Trust me Mike, very few know what a 30lb yellow really looks like. Thats a nice fish, but I'm guessing it barely breaks the 20lb mark. As far as...
Sounds like a decent day. In the future, drop the hook before the sporties and the spot is yours. :D
Hmmm I'm not sure that's a good idea. Be careful what you ask for. :D
Tim, I have my own boat....I win the jackpot every time. :D
You have a point :D
You're assuming every boater has a clue. Trust me....they don't! :D
Ryan, I have had major success slow trolling live bait at the island. I rarely chum.....and if I do I chunk my dead bait. I'm a private boater...
Very nice fish!!! What did they weigh....just kidding! :D
It's a surfing spot...not a fishing spot. :D
The pictures tell you where he fished and it's not a secret spot. :D
I'm thinking most guys on this site need to calibrate their scales. It's a solid yellow, but doubtful it eclipsed the 20lb mark. Hey we're...
solid fish....nice job
Ice cold! :D
Sometimes at work I read these reports for a good laugh. It also cracks me up when guys post that they won the jackpot and gave it all to the...
Nice job as always Lal!
Thanks for the report! Yes, do yourself a favor and get at least 300'!
Sometimes you have to go big to reap rewards. :D
Nice fish! We were catching those on a regular basis last summer off LB. This season has gotten back to normal. :(
Yikes that was a tough report to write. Always a good idea to keep an extra pump on board. Losing your bait is no bueno to be sure! You'll get...
i fished the Enterprise last year with 96 guys. The stern was a joke! i would bait up and literally run to the bow before casting out. Ended...
You have a bait tank in the bow of a 17' boat? Everyday you don't sink is a blessing from God. Glad you made it home safely.
Hey Ben, sorry to hear about the thieves. Sounds like you guys opted to fish the island as opposed to venturing offshore. Maybe I can join you...
Perhaps?? You can count on it!
Mike, we've all been pissed at an idiot or two....as your comment eludes to, it's simply not worth it. Motor off and find a better spot of fish....
Nice fish to be sure!
All this silliness cracks me up. If you fish often enough, you soon realize there's plenty of A-Holes out there and there's very little you can...
Yes its absolutely hypocritical, but I've been fishing too long and some things never change. I think it kind of annoys them more when you ignore...
Often when they won't bite, we slow troll a sardine. Give it a shot, it tends to work! :D
Your first report!!!! Here's a tip, try the west end for yellows and avoid the boat traffic. Welcome to BD! :D
Solid day of fishing!
I agree!!! Great report, but were you really fishing in 16' of water? If you hope to target large yellows, focus on the deeper water.
Ben, have you ventured offshore??
I was fishing the Eagle Rock a few weeks back and the Pursuit pulled up and anchored within casting distance. I said nothing and nor did...
Uh I hope you know I was kidding....I know Stefan does. :D
Be careful fishing naked....an accidental sharp hook to the balls can really ruin one's day!
You worries Mike! :D
Sometimes they do and just as often they don't. Fishing the island yellows is all about conditions. Lal and Corey know what they are doing,...
Stacy, have you ever met a crew member that didn't know everything?? Yeah me neither! :D
Thanks for the report.
Awesome Ryan!!! Looking forward to fishing with you guys in September.
Nice report Lal! Thats a long run to the Farnsworth on the "Ducky"!
Often times it's the fault of the angler when trying to gaff a fish. They don't know how to bring the fish along for easy gaffing. That being...
Nice day for sure!
You got one!!! Nice!
That's awful. This stresses the importance of an operational bilge pump. I'm thankful everyone is okay.
Catalina is always windy during a heatwave. Glad you got some!
Fuck that!!! While my buddy's crying, I'm doing my best to hook another one. I'm greedy!!:D
Stefan, line size does matter!! How do I know if I should fish 10 or 50??? :D
If they were flyling baits and still getting rocked, they were probably fishing 20 or 25. Even for the big boys, it's pretty hard to pull 40 down...
Try the kelps north of the entrance, south of Salt Creek. Bring plenty of catfood. Sometimes tipping the sabiki with cut bait helps when they...
Are you getting excited?
Keep at it!!! Dues can be a bitch, but eventually they pay off.
Awesome report!! Congrats from one LBC local to another. Oh and a fellow Parker owner to boot!
If you want to find paddies, you're going to have to go far anyways. Plenty of bass and barracuda locally.
Sadly, I just got a call from Gary's nephew giving me the news as well. He believes the family is planning a memorial to take place in Long...
Paying your dues sucks sometimes, but we all do it. The rewards are generally worth it eventually.
I have some suggestions for you. If you plan on fishing the banks, like the 14, 277, 209 and even the 181 on a 17' boat, I would suggest you...
I worked yesterday....thanks! :D
Sounds like a fun day....er night. I hope you didn't try to wake sleepy head.
Bonito are kind of pain in the ass at times, but I that can be fun when nothing else is available. Nice report!!!
What Stefan said!!! ^
I would pair it up with a Stealth Stix 20lb rod.:D
I would launch out of SI and fish the 182 tempbreak uphill towards the 181, or possibly shoot toward the 43 and triangle towards the 181. Good...
Good job guys!!! Your dues are being paid and soon you'll reap the rewards.
But you had fun....right??
Regardless, I'm sure he had a blast fishing with you and that's the most important thing. :D
Cory for President!!!:D
Guys, I've surfed El Porto in Manhattan Beach for years and we see them all the time. I've even had one swim by so close I could have jumped on...
I was looking for yellows on the photo of his fish, but I didn't recognize the little guy until you pointed it out. Funny that was the smallest...
Yikes, that's a small yellow! :D
No disclaimer needed....go get em and good luck to you guys if you go. :D
Hmmm, I didn't know rockfish boiled. Sounds like a fun day of fishing. :D
I don't know about epic, but we're sure to have fun....Nick is playing football for Concordia University in Chicago and he leaves Aug 11. We need...
I was on the Aloha a few weeks back and we were like a fly trap. Nice to fish my own boat and get away from the crowds. :D
Awesome Steve!!! With the warmer water temps things are definitely looking up! I'm fishing the island this weekend with my son Nick..it will be...
That's probably a little more accurate. Do you know how long they will continue to "chew"? :D
OMG!!! Are you serious?? El Nino is the gift that just keeps on giving. :D
Uh, I'm pretty sure they never left.
I don't know....how big is it?
Sounds like a decent day of fishing. Was Amy the cook? :D
Nice day on the water!
The best tip you offered was to keep a positive attitude. A nice yellow sure makes for a fun trip. Thanks for sharing! :D
Things are starting to come together. :D
Thank you for your common sense. This beyond tragic and now is not the time to start the blame game. These people need our prayers, not our scorn.
Great report and a solid yellow! :D
Damn you guys! :D Good luck Cory on your 2 day!!!
Dan, don't let the dorks get the better of you. I wouldn't even bother to respond to negative nonsense. By the way, nice yellow!!!! Thanks for a...
Wait I thought Hot Amy was in the galley and now you're telling me they have Stephanie too??? Damn!!!:D
You should've just said you were going local and then went to the island. That's what I tell my wife all the time and she wonders why I'm gone...
Last year I took some guys out near the green buoy parking lot and proceeded to get a triple going. The next thing I know a nice cabin cruiser...
You're a better man than me......I hate fishing in the wind.
A skunk report is better than no report at all. Nicely done!
My youngest prefers yellows as well....for me, finding the fish is the thrill. Here's one my boy caught last year at the green buoy.
I love fishing yellows as much as the next guy, but to me finding a bird school of crashing tuna all to your self is even better. Or finding that...
Nope....just a dreamer. Actually having the yellows bite so well on the 150 last year kept many would be tuna chasers off the banks and I was...
Shhhhh!!!!! NO THEY ARE NOT!!!! Did you fish the 150 last year? Do you really want to start the madness again?? Keep it quiet for cryin out loud!
Let it go!!! New captain, new chapter! The ownership is solid and this a great move. Again, let it go! :D
Fun bass fishing right there!!!
Yes, the carnage is out in front of Avalon right now....channel 11!
Not yet, but that will soon be changing. It's definitely a different season than last. We were already seeing water temps in the 70's last year...
I have a 21' Parker and fishing the island is a piece of cake. There's definitely some good advice coming forward, but I wouldn't let some of...
Getting a late start to the island this time of year is a guarantee you'll get wet. Nice report though!:D
You'll need to go farther offshore to have a shot at a paddy yellow and even that looks iffy until the water warms a bit. They are starting to...
Fun fishing right there....how come you guys never smile?? You're fishing, not playing football! :D
Nice report Danny! Sounds like a fun day of fishing. And nice of you to give Pam a break from the keyboard........I still love her reports the...
I have a Parker and I'm telling you not to get a boat. Please don't get a boat!!!! :D
I totally get it!!! I hate my trailer!!! :D
You'll get the hang of finding fish, you just need to focus on the signs and adjust your approach accordingly. Here's another tip, if your boat...
100% correct! And I'll add this to the equation, if you have a negative attitude, more than likely you'll have a bad experience. Stay positive...
Because it breaks the monotony. And yes, telling him to get his own boat was a terrible idea! :D
Could it be you're not that good of a fisherman?
Amy's becoming an internet sensation and she probably doesn't even know it. :D
They'll have fun no matter what! Catching fish is a bonus!
If you get bored and want to liven things up a bit....when no one is looking hook a 5 gallon bucket to one of the rods and as soon as it fills up...
Sounds like a fun trip!!! Good luck!
You guys have all the fun!!! :D
Yeah no shit!!! I let complainers swim in! :D
No boat required!!! Sounds like a fun day!
You might be right! That's a shame! :D
I couldn't concur more.....spoken like a true PB'er! :D
Look, you guys can bitch and moan about the fishing all you want, but when the beer is cold and cook is hot life is good. :D
Run around to the backside and fish the West End....plenty of yellows!
How was the beer?? Was Amy cute? The fact that you said you preferred sardines over squid when every boat is hammering the yellows with squid,...
Awesome day with the kids!!!
I love a good bitch fest!!! So entertaining!! :D
Excellent report....sounds like you two had a blast. There's really nothing better than spending time at the island with family.
You'll get em next time. :D
A positive attitude on the water goes a long way in ensuring a fun time. Thanks for the report!! :D
Thank God!! I'm with you on the sporties, but that's out of our control. :D
I hate to say this, but if that's what gets you upset, you really need to find another hobby. I've been fishing on private boats for well over 30...
You're kidding right??
There's a lot to learn about fishing the island effectively.....sounds like you're on the right track. Thanks for the report!
I was working! :D
I always enjoy your reports Pam. Thanks for sharing!
YIkes!!! Nacho no likey getting woken up. :D
I think this is awesome!!! Doubtful, but hopefully this will cut down on the offshore traffic this season. For me, I will simply charge more to...
Was the cage pulling drag?? :D
Wow, I've caught plenty of batrays, but I never thought to take them out of the water and take pictures.
Another great trip in the books!! Thanks for sharing.
Based on the size of your boat, you definitely made the right decision. You would have had a long wet ride home to be sure.
Not a horrible day! Thanks for the report!
I would gladly pay extra for a bunk on a 3/4 day to Catalina. I get tired pulling on fish all day. :D
Sounds like a fun trip....except for the bunk situation. Sounds like you couldn't even get up for a bathroom break without the risk of losing your...
Yikes!!!! Looking forward to this one! :D
You hit the nail on the head!!!! I haven't been out since last summer and I'm doing to fish!!! I heading up to Ventura next week to fish a...
Let's just go with BFT.
I think it might be a tad early to get excited. The continual windy conditions are failing to help matters. Last year the water temps were much...
The summer season is already different than last year. I rarely heard of WSB being caught or even targeted. Most were focusing the big BFT....
Take frozen squid next time.....you never know if the squid will be available.
Solid report!!! Looking forward to fishing the island soon!
Solid effort!!! Thanks for the report!
Great report and a solid attitude for a less than stellar day. I hate when guys bitch....it's fishing! :)
It may have been for the best....that bat would have done you no good. :)
Best of luck this season Dave!
You should see my boat after a good bite.....if you want a clean deck, knock yourself out!!! I'm too busy to clean...I'm fishing!!! ;)
Yikes!! Always use a rope!! Lesson learned.....at least it wasn't a crowded summer day at the ramp. :)
Steve, launching by yourself is not that hard....tie a rope from your truck to a cleat on the boat.....put the trailer in the water just enough to...
We all know it's just a matter of time.
Great report!! Lal and Cory are retired and their wives prefer they fish than annoy them at home....that's why they fish all the time and have...
I'm actually waiting to hear from "that" guy who complains about not catching a single fish. :D
You also have to realize that we can get on the school a lot quicker with our smaller, faster boats. As far as scaring them away, trust me the...
Either that fish is bigger than 34lbs or you need to hit the weights!! Nice job!
Awesome report Pam!!! Sounds like a fun trip.
Despite the damn wind, sounds like you had a blast!!! When I retire, I hope to be able to fish as much as you....lucky!!!! :)
Sounds like a great trip! How were the breakfast burritos? :)
What you sportos don't get is us Private Boaters rarely enjoy a good breakfast burrito. ;)
Stop crying!! At least you enjoyed a good breakfast burrito! :D
Entertain us with your "knucklehead" stories. :)
I didn't go....had some beers at a local brewery instead. :)
Sounds like a fun day on the water! Thanks for sharing!
Bummer it took you so long to get home, but at least you made it home. Those poor souls in the two planes did not. My prayers go out to them and...
Retirement has treated you guys well.
Nice job Jonathon! The surf has been so good, I haven't fished yet this winter.
Looks like you guys killed it!!!
That's funny! I noticed the same thing.
I can't wait until spring!
The important question is ....did you have fun??
It depends on if I find the tuna early or if I have to put in more time. :D
Yeah me too! :D
Its just a matter of time before the YT bite blows up locally.
Fun day for sure!
Cory, you can wear any hat you want on my boat....as long as it brings us some luck! :D
Markie is the best cook hands down!
Sorry Cory, but my son goes to UCLA and I am forced to be a Trojan hater. :D
Sounds to me like a fun day of fishing....damn I'm jealous! :D
Hey guys at least the yellows are hanging out! Maybe we will have some epic bites on the big boys like we did last year.
Tackle junkies....that's funny!! I'm pretty sure it was the custom wrap...seems that's all the bite these days!! Leave the store bought rods at...
Heymon!!!! I remember you from AllCoast!! Glad to hear you're doing well and still "boating". :D
Jamie, thank you for the great info....I really appreciate it! I go to the island quite often, but I've never been there during the Thanksgiving...
Wow, that is extremely generous of you.....thank you for the offer. It looks as though we have decided to surf San Diego that weekend instead.
Good job guys!!!
Thanks for all the feedback guys! I know how the mooring game works in the summmer, but I've only secured a mooring once in the winter. I...
I'm thinking of heading to the island on the Friday after Thanksgiving. Do you think a mooring will be available in Avalon?? High School...
I hope they do!! Yeah I surf too!!
Looks like you beat the wind....and you got some fish as well. Nice!!!
Nice job guys!!!!
I never ended up trying for one this season....trolling around for hours on end just never grabbed my attention. Congrats to those who got...
Another reason why I don't do the lobster thing. Good story though.
Cool report....thanks for sharing!
Thanks for the report Randy....I liked it!
Glad to see your feeling good Ron! Thanks for another great report!
Awesome day of fishing right there!!! Thanks for the report Cory!
It looks like we're fishing Saturday out of LB. We'll see!
My buddy got one out there yesterday as well. So cool!!!
My buddy got a nice Wahoo off the rigs on Sunday.....lot's of trolling to get one, but the reward is worth it. Nice day on the water for you...
My friend went out on Sunday and got one.....right outside the rigs!!!! He had never done this type of fishing before and he picked my brain all...
You and me both! Hell I don't even have to travel that far to get one......I need to get out soon!
Gary, I love your attitude!! It's obvious just being on the water is a joy to you and I think that's awesome! Thanks for sharing such a cool day!
I'm sure there are idiots on both sides. Looking out for one's safety is paramount to staying alive on a motorcycle. Don't assume we see you,...
Mike, Just be careful!! That's all were saying! :)
By the way, this is what I ride when when I'm not fishing.
Tony, not really sure why you didn't make the run up to San Pedro. You were going to make the long run to the Osborne and you would have gone...
I have a similar story about a local biker....he was a young 26 at the time. I was driving on a two way street and before I knew it a biker flew...
I'm pretty sure they're already pissed off.....I fight them just like I would a yellow....constant pressure!
Yeah sounds like you're doing the right things. I use flouro regularly coupled with 20lb mono and a flylined sardine. When they won't hit the...
If you go it will suck....If you don't it won't. If you lack the confidence to go, you've already jinxed yourself into a bad trip.
Good effort....next time!
Depth at the island plays a huge role! Keep at it and your trips will get even better. Thanks for the report. I should add that anytime you...
Sounds like a fun day of fishing! Thanks for sharing!
Walt, that guy took the time to give you all that information? Wow!! What about the other guys catching fish....were they doing the same?...
I hate anchoring up!!! Especially solo!!! If you plan on making bait at the receiver, do yourself a favor and bring some cat food.....I would...
If I were fishing that area, I would slow troll a dine and mack. Monitor your meter the entire time. Drift those areas that show fish on the...
I've had days like that....loved them all!!!
1lb! Yikes!!! I guess the guy who threw back the 2lber is kickin himself. :D
Did you get any yellows?
I would get too frustrated if my traps got hung up. I'm sure those things are expensive....right??
Awesome!!! Thanks for the reply!
Way to salvage your day!!! Bass fishing can be fun as well!
Kurt, I feel the hubs when I pick up my partner everytime....I have run up the freeway a couple miles to pick him up and this time everything...
Damn Joe that sucks! Glad to hear everything worked out. It's painfully obvious...despite what others seem to imply, that I'm not the only one...
We were slow trolling dines and macks. Always an effective method.
How much Dan!! I'm definitely ready to overhaul my POS.
I hate my trailer, but love my boat. But thanks for telling me how I should treat it....perhaps you can show me how to fish as well. Oh brother!
Is it really worth it?
What's a bug?
What is with you lobster fishermen?? :D
Good one Steve!!! Micky mouse has made more than a few repairs on my boat. :D
Travis that is some funny shit right there!!! You want to see how hard fishing can be....get your own boat and see how truly difficult it can be....
Something to definitely consider Ken. Thanks for the tip!!! :D
Nacho had both dines and chove on Saturday.
Mike, I fondly remember the days when I used to fish the same way. I had a little inflatable that I would fish like crazy. At times I miss those...
I did that a month or so ago....one less thing I have to worry about.
That's awesome!!! You're a better man than me....probably a better fisherman too!!!
Thanks for sharing your great fortune and infinite wisdom. I feel better now.
You can't miss me! I'm the only Parker out there with a black bimini. :D
Yes Eric, my axles need to be replaced. Honestly I simply need a new trailer. And yes, I'm stupidly hardcore! The problem is, I'm trying to put...
You're assuming I don't already do that. My trailer is old and the axles need to be replaced. I also probably fish a great deal more than you...
Small choves for the tuna and dines for the yellows. We have caught all our tuna on choves lately and you could see the sporties chumming the area...
That's true, but I'm not sure they could have helped in this situation. We needed a grinder....I had everything else to get the job done....
My jack never makes it through the season! I get a new one every year....the list of trailer shit is endless!
If you use your boat often in the salt, you're bound to have issues at some point...and boy does it suck!!!
My boat isn't big enough to warrant the cost of a slip. The yellows were roughly 10 to 15lbs....not the big boys though I'm sure they're still...
I know your pain!! If you don't mind, how much is the new trailer??? I might be ready for the same option.
After reading your entire, long as hell post, I can tell you have a great deal to learn. Yes, the Black Pearl sucks, but your comments about...
We did the same thing, but due to trailer issues we arrived late to the party...farmed a few before finally putting one football sized YF on the...
Let me just start off by saying I hate my trailer!!! Every time I tow the boat on the freeway, I stress out. I fish often and hard during the...
Sounds like a worthwhile day! Nice job!!
Dodo, uh I mean Dondo, is creating friends with each comment he posts.
And there's your sign! :D
Of course!! And I use the same reel for the large 1-3# fish....those guys really pull!!! :p
Who wants some popcorn....this should get good!!! :D
You won't be disappointed.....go read the reports from those that fished the Triton this year.
Your pink shorts help you pull it off, but others fail to look so cool. ;)
Sorry to hear about your job....same thing happened to me several years ago. I've rebounded well, but it wasn't easy. Good luck and I hope you...
Me too, but I have a job during the week. :D
I already said I could give a shit what you do with your small catch....but taking a photo with one of the little guys is pretty lame....at least...
Oh brother....it's that time already! Ugh! :supergay:
You should have been able to easily land a large yellow on 30lb. Sounds to me like there were other issues involved...bad knot, faulty drag, or...
Sounds like a fun day on the water with friends....you'll get em next time!
Glad to know they're still there!! This might be a great winter for the local yellows.
I've had better years as well, but I'm not complaining. Hoping to get a wahoo this weekend....that would top off a fun season. Oh and the local...
Sorry about your bad trip....don't give up!!! They're still out there.....look at the counts for the local boats out of Newport. I guess you...
I'll be doing the same on Saturday and Sunday.
Interesting....I've never seen anyone do that, but having my own boat, I rarely fish the Sportboats. Not doubting you at all....just found it...
You actually tell the deckhand to add that to the count? Does he have a ledger with him as he releases fish? I would love to see the look on the...
Guys you can catch and keep all the small ones you want....it's legal and it's your choice. That being said, I think it's funny allowing yourself...
No Eric....only yellowtail. I have a rod specifically designed for every specie....even sculpin. :p
Oh crap!!! I left that out!! Sorry! I usually use a uni to uni. I hope that helps......silly fuckers! :D
Hmmm, I wonder if that paddy is still there?? Good stuff right there! :D
Sounds like a great trip!!!
Omg!!! You have so many options!! I have fished the island more times than I can count in my 21' Parker. Shoot me a PM with specific questions...
You guys are crazy!!! The absolute best rig for yellows is a 8' shikari medium action blank custom wrapped with Fuji Hardloy guides. I would...
Awesome Steve....glad to see you got out!!!
Seriously? The answers are endless. You can have the best rod and reel in the world and that fails to help many. I've seen guys with killer...
Sweet!!!! Your newest fishing partner will be your best one!!!
Do you guys know how often those gates are broken....trust me it happens all the time.
I've never been deleted or blocked.....except on Facebook. :D
It's all good with me, but I noticed you didn't post pictures of the little guys.....or did you? :)
I'll try it as soon as I catch something.
You guys are still talking about this.....I lost interest this morning. :D
Great report Pam!!
We saw an elephant seal about a month ago just outside of the rigs off Long Beach....his big head was sticking out of the water and at first we...
Good job on the release....yeah I would say that fish is about 150. Exciting!!!
I was just looking at some of the pictures posted by a local Newport boat on Terrence's website and I was amazed out how small they were. It was actually...
Wow, that's a detailed report....do you take notes out there? Just kidding....sounds like an all encompassing day! Thanks for sharing.
You can get them in Syria....all the guys wear em there!
I've heard kids playing on the radio more than a few times. No bueno!!
72 is the channel with all the nonsense...that being said, if you want to request permission to poach a paddy....or perhaps yell at someone who...
Yes Ken, there are still yellows off LB and I will probably be fishing them tomorrow. The problem for many is the sportboats aren't there to tell...
Sometimes a change of pace is needed. Sounds like a blast of a trip!! I envy you Cory....I only hope I can still fish when I retire. Damn...
Tony, you need to get a job!! :D
I can honestly tell you the boats fishing offshore and reporting huge numbers of yellows, are killing massive amounts of the little guys. I'm not...
Ah man that's awesome!!! At 82 he's got plenty of fishing trips left in him and I hope everyone is just as good. Thanks for such a cool...
Most papers do!! I hate that shit!
Sounds like a fun day!
I have used Gonzalo for over 10 years and I would go nowhere else!
Nice job!!! The crowd always dwindles this time of year. Often the fishing gets better!
My thoughts exactly!!! Fuck Facebook!!!
Another reason why I say "fuck Facebook!!!!"
Honestly a day at the island on the hook is so relaxing! I've been chasing tuna all summer...kind of forgot how nice that type of fishing can be....
Nice fish!! And thanks for not posting the weight......so tired of exaggerated figures. We all can see it's a big one! Good job!! :D
We ran across the little guys this past weekend and the guys wanted to pull on em a bit...I simply said, "we're not killing babies on my...
Nope!! One is plenty!!! LOL
Yeah I know....that's the problem!! Did you ever see "The Office" episode where Michael asks gay Oscar how he can turn the procedure into a...
They are fun to pull on with lighter gear, but let em go!!! No need to "plug" the boat.
OMG!!!! Not Lobster season!! Ugh! :D
That's a sweet rig if you ask me!!! Fishing solo can be pretty cool at times and I've done it many times. I like going to the island by myself...
If it goes wide on Saturday, you just might! :D
It's that thing that I turn off on a regular basis after the relentless chatter has shaken my last nerve. :D
Yeah, that would be my luck on full display. LOL
No doubt!!! That being said, solo fishing can be expensive. :D
Thanks for all you do Dan.
Wow, conditions were sure a lot cleaner than on Sunday. Nice job!!
Thanks for the reminder Joe....I have one scheduled for October and I'm not looking forward to it! :D
Truth is, once you have two on a paddy that opens the door for others and pretty soon you have a paddy party. I've had people ask and I've had...
Good luck out there Steve!!! By the way, I'm looking at Sunday, Oct 11 for you and your daughter...I'll let you know soon. :D
No doubt!! I get tired of hooking up the boat...trailering it down...praying nothing goes wrong along the way. And of course finding...
Honestly this was a crappy weekend I would just as soon forget. I had to drive all the way to San Luis Obispo from Long Beach for my son's Friday...
We fished Saturday for the same results.
Yes Mike....I'm fishing out of DP Sunday morning.
That's funny!! I keep hearing guys striking out and sayin the fish are gone....the water temps have remained constant and nothing has changed...
I drop mine directly into the catfood I just threw over....works pretty damn good!
It's mostly a private boater thing....the marlin guys won't leave home without em.
Bigger than those trout that guy is holding up....pull harder too!!! :D
Sydney, I couldn't even tell you. It's probably 7' and I keep it on the boat all rigged up and ready to go at a moments notice. It's nice...
Mine stays on the boat....always ready to go!
Wow, that's sounds like a lot of work to catch a fish. Looks like you just bought yourself and expensive toy.
We were using size 4 last week. As far as the bait goes, I hate using the chove as much as anyone, but that's what's getting bit well right now....
You had an awesome day...congrats!!!! But how on earth did really think a 15lb fish was even close to 30?? I can see you thinking a 2lb fish was...
You must fish a lot! If you want to save money, buy a sabiki rod....you won't have to continually buy new packs. Trust me on this!
Joe, I've owned my own boat for over 10 years and I've been fishing the So Cal waters since I was a young kid on my grandfather's boat. Time on...
Nah, I thought it was funny and I had it coming!!! When are you going? I might be fishing the local yellows Friday morning....let me know!
If I were you, I would launch out of Davies. There's a Ralphs grocery store within minutes from there....all the nice you want. Good luck!!!
Yeah, now he's hounding his dad to come back down. Poor dad! :D
About the same......3 yellows and a few barracuda. Not bad for getting up late and fishing a few hours. The extra sleep was nice after getting...
The problem with throwing numbers out to your fellow fisherman is some dumbass is always listening and rest assured, they will be the first one...
The grocery store.
Kristen, did you find anyone to take you and your brothers fishing?
What's a sculpin?
Uh, that's what the drag is for...right?? :D
That ball cap is mine....please return it!!!! :D
I'm sure you second guessed yourself the minute you launched the boat....I've done the same thing plenty of times. Oh well...at least you got on...
Yikes!!! That trip can go from hero to zero in a heartbeat!
Mike, you can't go to an area and just start fishing and expect instant success. There are many factors that come into play....current, water...
Wow, tell your friend to gaff his own fish next time! Oh brother! Yeah, I have 4 gaffs on board for that very reason. :D
30 Yellows!!! Wow, that's a great haul! You must have cleaning fish for hours. Nice job!:D
There is no bait barge at Catalina. Thanks for the report...always fun fishing with our kids. Thankfully my boys and I share the same taste in...
Well, how did you do???
A 65' boat will cost you an arm and a leg. Then again perhaps you're rich.
Not sure why you want to avoid LB (Davies). I regularly launch there and I've never encountered any problems. I've launched out of Sunset as...
I'm not an expert, but I'm guessing the huge volume of paddies off our coast has something to do with it. There's paddies everywhere!!! In years...
Some are out there.....I've had a few wide open bites, but not in the last few weeks. Strange!!!
Brutal out there on Saturday!!!!
That's a good day!
he not smart!
Trust me Newells sink equally well with mono.....spectra too!!!
I really love when I get tangled with a guys using straight spectra....it tends to make my day!
Don't jinx us!!!
Dan, we baited up after you on Sunday....where's your report?? :D
Oh brother! :D
We fished em this past weekend on 15lb with a size 4 hook. Hell I've hooked larger grade bluefin on size 6. Our success was dependent on getting...
We rarely troll.....we like to cover as much water as possible. However if we find a fishy area with good signs we might troll the area a bit....
You're killing me!!! :D
Consider yourself lucky!!! I've had very few....if any hotties on my boat, but I'm not against the idea. :)
No doubt!! I had no idea there were so many knuckleheads out there! :D
It was easy!!! The kid just loves to fish! :D
I've seen two turtles this year...both on the way back from the island. I also saw a huge elephant seal a few weeks back...yes an elephant seal....
Awesome day on the water....thanks for sharing!
Even the best strike out from time to time....but few have the balls to post it. No doubt you'll get em next time. Thanks for the post and cool...
Thanks Wes!! I love fishing with you bass guys! Good luck in your tournament and I'll see you in a few weeks.....I think Bryan is setting...
Thanks for the kind words Ben, I really appreciate it. Let's plan on hooking up the first weekend in October and putting some tuna on the boat! :D
We were fishing the Green bouy and picked 3 nice yellows. I didn't see too many being caught yesterday. I also noticed the sportboats were few...
Thanks Joe!!! And the trailer cooperated as well!!! :D
That's an awesome report....why do people try to slow down a freight training yellow with their thumb???? :D
She was holding the camera. I guess I could ask her to provide a selfie.:D
Wow, so many good stories!! Thanks guys, that was entertaining as hell! :D
Joe, that is crazy!!! That is exactly why I will never take anyone on my boat, unless they have been vouched for by someone going as well. I see...
That's a great catch! She should be proud. Awesome job!!
That's a great day if you ask me!!! Nicely done!
I was on a fish at the time.....pulling on a fish and looking at bikinis...life is good!!! :D
Damn Simon!!! I never thought you would have an off day....I guess we all do!! The fish are in trouble next time around! :D
Awesome!!! We put 10 on the boat as well....had em all to ourselves. Lot's of fish out there...just find em!
My partner Bryan and I took out FLW Bass Pro Randy McAbee Jr. and his 13 yo son Mason out for some tuna fishing out of Dana Point. We set this...
I knew you guys were going to ask for pics of the girls, but honestly I thought that would have been kind of rude of me to do that in front of the...
Day two for my weekend consisted of taking some serious rookies out for some yellows. One of my co-workers has been begging me to take her son...
Thats a great day!!! You definitely put in the miles! Good job!!
I hear ya! I'm sure I'll be fishing choves tomorrow and I've already got my bobbers on the boat. Yikes!!! :D
It's tough with all these huge empty paddies. You get frustrated and want to move on, but they lure you in. You're always thinking this could be...
Hell yeah!!! Thats a solid day of fishing for sure! Nicely done!:D
Exactly correct Eric....I was struggling to get that point across and you did it perfectly. The information was appreciated....the arrogance at...
Obviously I'm wasting my time with you....you not smart! :D
Apparently you don't get it. The OP had a rough day and you felt the need to make matters worse by bragging about your wonderful day. Kind of a...
Good job Aaron!
You're my hero!! Maybe you can do a seminar for us all. Oh brother!
I hate bonito!
Good job Monty!! And welcome back!
I love when the chovie experts come out of the woodwork. I can hear you pound your chest everytime you hook a fish! I readily admit I hate...
That's a killer day!!
Damn, just when you named yourself Oceanside Tuna Slayer they up and go somewhere else. Maybe you can just drop the Oceanside and just be the...
If I take out beer drinkers, I pretty much scale down my expectations. I have some friends that just like to enjoy some time on the water and...
Holy crap!!! I'm amazed he never "fell" off the boat! I have voucher rule on my boat....someone has to vouch for the person they want to take....
I've seen two....pretty cool!
I saw a funny post about how GreenHorns bring good luck. Well I have found that often times that is the case. That being said, they sure do...
Again with the tipping bullshit....seriously who gives a shit!!! I'm so over hearing how much you "sportos" tip your beloved crew members. Spend...
Exactly!!! That being said, leaving it up to the passengers is not wise in my opinion. Most passengers know little more than they want to eat a...
Wow! What a grumpy old fucker!!! I bet you were a joy to fish with! Yikes!!! :D
Boat ownership has its perks, but there are pitfalls as well. My biggest problem is telling friends I can't take them this week....the boat is...
Green horns are great until they thumb the spool because they thought too much line was being taken by the fish you just handed them. :eek:
Sean, stay in school and get your degree. Continue to work hard in life and you will be rewarded. Having to rely on good tips will lead to...
Yeah, we did kick ass in that regard! These guys wanted to fish and there was nothing stopping them. :D
Folks, for those of you who don't know Justin, let me tell you this kid is fishin fool!!! The kid fishes harder than most and he does it all on a...
Fuck no shit!! I really get sick of hearing these guys on their soap boxes telling us how we should treat those providing us a service. I...
Last year if we saw a hammer we would look hard in that area. So far I have seen one hammer this year and we loaded up!
Unfortunately Kerry, I doubt you would know. Unless of course you ask and they are honest with their answer.
Glen, that was a fun read! Get that bait tank fixed before the season's over! :D
Thankfully no skunk Cory! :)
Basilio that is awesome!!! So cool to see the smile on your wife's face. Sounds like an unbelievable day if you ask me! Thanks for sharing such...
Damn!!! That must have been pretty cool!
Yes....we had little trouble on Saturday and Sunday. We could have filled the tank no problem.
If you're lucky enough to win the jackpot, reward yourself by using the money to pay your galley tab, fish cleaning and of course buy your new...
Thanks! It better be this weekend! :D
Good luck Mike!!! The boat traffic was very heavy at the island this past weekend. Now that Labor Day has passed, you should be in great shape...
Fished both Saturday and Sunday with two different groups.
On Saturday we opted to launch out of LB and look for some fish offshore before...
Your day was far better than mine. It was my weekend to suffer.....good job!
Nice!!! You'll get em next time!
Nice!!! Way to get it done!
That's awesome!! Love seeing pictures of guys hanging fish!
Solid day right there!!
Basilio, what time shall I wake you up?
14 mile bank....they are loading up!
Zoo or not, you might be missing out on some epic fishing. I choose to fish!!:D
OMG!!! I hate when that happens. You're were probably thinking WTH!!! Sometimes the bigger paddies just suck.
Awesome Joe!!! Love the report!!1
Cory, sometimes it's all about who you fish with. You and Lal are a good team and always seem to get it done. Another awesome report!!!
Excellent day of fishing!
Yikes!!! I think you might want to check your temp gauge......63 degree water is highly unlikely in those areas. Bummer your day wasn't better.
Everyone has their favorite....this should make for a good conversation. So far the Pacific Queen apparently knows how to drift the best. :D
No drunks on my boat...unless it's me! :)
That's awesome for your friend!!! Good job on putting him on his first yellow!!!:D
Parking will be an definite issue.....not sure on the bait. We plan on launching out of LB around 4:30.....hopefully we don't have an issue.
I usually cover my meal tab, fish cleaning and give the rest away.....or if I'm offered a voucher I take that as well. I rarely take any home, but...
Baloney!! Every fish on the 150 is 20lbs or better!! :D
I don't have a tower, but I do have a meter as do most guys that fish on a regular basis. I'm guessing you're old school for a reason. :D
Your pictures pretty much gave the location. However, you are correct in saying there are fish everywhere. The problem is many don't know how to...
I'm launching out of LB on Saturday and looking outside, but I might come in and check out the commotion that's sure to be! :D
Yikes!!! You just gave away the secret spot!!! I now know where everyone will be this weekend. :D
Honestly I don't understand the rudeness. You're fishing to supposedly have a good time....most would find that a reason to be happy. I don't...
Gary's nephew is good friend of mine and he told me Gary is managing the Liberty at Berth 55. I am also told he will be running the boat from...
I still can't believe the bunk episode....I might have thrown someone overboard with that comment....not cool!!!
I checked the gaff marks and compared it to the video and I have confirmed it is indeed the same fish. :D
That's cool....honestly 98% of every yellow caught is 30 or better. I look at it this way, you caught the fish....report the weight however you...
Uh, only if you haven't a clue....or you simply don't give a shit.
I did not see a 30lb yellow in the video....I'm not even sure I saw one that I would call 20, but yes, a 30lb yellow is not a rat. :D
Damn those little tails kicked your ass!!! Tip: pull up and wind down.....make the fish work and avoid allowing it to work you. :D
You had fun...
It's the way for some on BD.....don't let it get to you! Apology accepted!!! :D
I hate bonito....they steal bait intended for something else. Oh well...others seem to like them and that's cool! :D
Nice day of hookey!
Uh, that's pretty hard to do.....perhaps you had a defective egg sinker that failed to slide. Honestly, as long as you have nothing preventing...
Awesome report!! Way to go on the jackpot as well!!!
Oh and thank you for sparing us the "I gave the jackpot to the crew" line. So monotonous! :D
You do it Stefan!!! Be gentle though...egos are fragile right now. :D
It's funny....apparently Coco thought better of his comments and edited them out. Too bad you can't edit them from other's posts. Bait wars...
Awe that's a nice fish!
That's a good day....where's the photos of the fisher ladies??? :D
Tim, there's a bunch of things people do or report that has me scratching my head. I don't comment to avoid being labeled an ass. That being...
Sounds like a fun day with the kids!!!
Perhaps....I might have to go back and view his other posts to be sure. :D
Not really! Actually it's pretty easy to get others to bite on this site. Really easy!!! Everyone wants to be the "expert" and show others how...
This guys trolling the biggest lure ever!! Bill Marlin???? Boat name: Farmer??? Please!! Good stuff!! :D
Keep your head up!! Everyone gets skunked, but most fail to have the balls to report it. Your report may help others to avoid a certain area....
Awesome day of fishing right there!!
I refer to them passionately as "Sportos". :D
You're the man!!! Good job Jonathon!
Great day for you!!!
There's plenty of fish out there, but getting them to bite right now is the issue. That will change soon. They never bite full speed through out...
You guys have twin baitrunners....that's cute!!!
We bought a scoop and a half for that very reason....but we lost much less. Sometimes the bait is simply better one day than the next.
That's messed up! How about those guys that find the paddy and pull right up on it as if to mark it as theirs. Entertaining as hell! :D
What can you do?? We had the same thing happen off DP last week. We had a paddy full of dodos and one boat shows up...and another and then both...
Last I checked those were fish too. :D
Sounds like a great day.....as far as the bait goes, quality changes day to day as do the conditions in which they are held. Nacho does the best...
I was working while you were hooking fish.....anyway you look at it, your day was better than mine. Thanks for the report!!! :D
Thanks Ben! I enjoyed it, but I'm not a pot smoker......apparently it's popular amongst the Incubus crowd. :D
I would say mostly 10lb fish....with some bigger and smaller mixed in. They were fun to play with for awhile.
No Jonathon, but they do have nice color. The school was mostly 10lbers....perhaps bigger.
You had fun and that's the goal.
That's a great day of fishing right there!!! Nice job!!!
Usually when I get bait, I demand the best and I don't leave until I get it. :p
If it were me, I would go to strictly mono. You're not fishing the big boys down south and the chances of you getting spooled are minimal at...
The reports had been poor the last few days and a number of good fisherman were skunked leading up to our trip Saturday. I was scheduled to take...
Awesome Brad!! Sounds like a great day!!!!
Great report....though not sure why we needed to know about the slow trolling buttheads. We all know they're out there and that will not change...
I was just playing....no offense. :D
Their heads look similar.
Oh brother!! The 105 has become a staple for those afraid to look outside. It will surely be a parking lot this weekend and even worse the...
Radio check!!! Radio check!!! Hello? Anyone out there?? Click the handset twice if you hear me!!! :D
Cory, I've said this before, as much as you fish, you're bound to get skunked once or twice a season. It happens!
I would agree....you never know.
Mike, with all due respect, this info fails to help those targeting fish tomorrow. We got big bluefin several weeks back on the medium to large...
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