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  1. SemperFi75

    Foggy Sunday 11/22

    Dream is an 18” Garmin radome (plug and play with my existing MFD for now) on standard Seaview 18” vertical mount with their optional hinge. Then the hinge would bolt to their standard stainless steel short mount that I need to have fabricated and welded to my 1” SS anchor light CC rail. Not...
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    Foggy Sunday 11/22

    Sunday morning Cabrillo launch after boat service. Some dines from SP, wish Mike a Happy Thanksgiving and off to a rock I know off of Point Fermin. Later than usual start to let the fog burn off ... But it didn’t help😡 I anchored at Two Doors and counted my blessings. Bottom and mid column...
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    RIP Barbara Parsonage-Lal's Wife

    Amen. Be well and tell those stories. Memories of a life well lived.
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    RIP Barbara Parsonage-Lal's Wife

    She will be in our thoughts and prayers... and watching when you two lie about the size of that fish.👍
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    The Shoe and PV 11-22. So so fishing and limits of nasty fog.

    Amen to the fog. Santa, dad wants a radome for Christmas.🤣
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    Horseshoe Drop off for a bunch of 10" Whitefish

    Thanks for the report. Deep for my anchor and rode. Were you drifting? I enjoy it (except when those 10%ers fly by, aimed right at you in the middle of the ocean and then veer off last minute with a 3’ wake ... OK, I feel better now) but some of my passengers hate it.🤣
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    Rippers camping

    Goodnight Chesty Puller, wherever you are. Young marine is one of the range masters where I shoot. Glad to see they still make them like they used to. 👍😆 Uhrah! ps I’ll take two more if you’re buying.🤣
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    Rippers camping

    It was a couple hundred for the weekend. They charge per person per night. Reserve America boat in camp sites. We may book the Two Harbors camp ground next time and anchor Little Fisherman’s Cove. My fishing buddies liked the “wildlife” at Two Harbors better then Rippers. They both had foxes (my...
  9. SemperFi75

    Catalina Thurs and Friday

    Just did our maiden voyage to Catalina. We anchored for the day in Little Fisherman’s Cove and for the weekend in Ripper’s Cove. Mooring field at Two Harbors and Avalon as we cruised past in the trip home.
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    Sat fun at catalina

    Looked up the drink.👍 That is one I might like and you get some vitamin C with a painkiller. And lactose intolerant people can drink it.🤣
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    Sat fun at catalina

    I heard that about EVERY nasty drink I’ve tried.🤣
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    Sat fun at catalina

    Next winter project. Got a space reserved for the dedicated display.👍 First time to Catalina and we almost called it off in SP. Went SLOW and steady with eyes out and listening to the VHF for ships yelling at me.😆 Glad we did cause it was a great weekend but definitely will feel safer for me...
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    Rippers camping

    Any idea what the Watermen’s Memorial is? A lot of heavy items were hauled and set up. Cody must have been a good kid.
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    Rippers camping

    Had one net that I’m sure was full. Just couldn’t find it.🤣 There were lots of shells left over from recent campers. Next time but gotta buy a new net.😩
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    Rippers camping

    Been looking at Catalina long enough. Finally took a couple of friends camping at Rippers. Good weather for crossing Friday and back Sunday. Loaded all the gear and picked up sardines at SP around 10. Good dines until I accidentally hit the off switch and killed them. Got Friday and then chum.😆...
  16. SemperFi75

    Long Beach Middle Harbor Hooping 10/20

    I thought I was the only one... Almost locked in last season... and a bunch of Kellet's Whelks in my nets this season. lol
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    Hooping pt Fermin area

    👍And the link to the youtube on how to clean.
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    Hooping pt Fermin area

    Live and learn. lol With garlic butter like the French. Well alrighty then! :cheers:
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    Hooping pt Fermin area

    Yup. Just not good luck.🤣 Noobie hooping. Wrong time of day but breaking in the gear.
  20. SemperFi75

    Lobster diving at Catalina

    Thank you. Last season was my first. I did learn, bait card filled out with type of net and location BEFORE you fish. lol Good luck out there.
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    Lobster diving at Catalina

    Gotta have an English major to figure this out. lol So Saturday the 3rd of October at 6AM. Can hoop nets be soaking prior, just no harvesting? Thanks. Smooth seas, tight lines and cold beers... and now full hoop nets. :cheers:
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    Lobster diving at Catalina

    Recreational lobster season opens at 6:00 a.m. on the Saturday preceding the first Wednesday in October and closes at 12:00 a.m. on the first Wednesday (night) after the 15th of March.
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    Lobster diving at Catalina

    I’lol keep that in mind. I’m getting my 100 hour service done next week for Cat camping trip. Might be ready for day trip shake down. What’s the name of that buffalo milk drink and what else is in it? I’m guessing you might know?😆 May have to be a buccaneer for a day. Rrrrrrrr
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    Lobster diving at Catalina

    Had one last season. One more than the lobster I caught.😂🤔😩
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    Shoe, PV 9/20

    I had one of those giants also. Pint size and pissed off.😆
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    Lobster diving at Catalina

    Noob to Catalina also. Going to Ripper’s B in a few weeks to camp with some buddies. Pick up some bait at SP barge along with frozen squid. From what I can tell, I should be good straight out and East to Gibraltar? Is there a bait barge near Two Harbors? Bring the lobster nets? Any local...
  27. SemperFi75

    Saturday 9/12 Long beach breakwall

    I resemble that remark. AAA on the water.👍
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    Another Good Day 09/12/2020

    I’ve still got some BSB and Garibaldi fillets in the fridge from last weekend. What’s your favorite way to cook them?😆
  29. SemperFi75

    San Pedro Sunday 8/23

    Left around 6. Picked up some nice sardines from SP and headed for a little Rockpile we know. 😉 Good morning catching but if anyone is telling stories about some fool who tried to move his boat to retrieve a dying Vermillin, wrapped his anchor line around the prop, had to trim up, etc. etc...
  30. SemperFi75

    Dana Pt. 8.18.20 - Where's the Mamas and Papas

    And I was waiting for the California Dreaming line. 😆👍
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    No love at SP ... until the end. lol

    Sunday out of Cabrillo. Foggy and overcast. 63-65 degrees. Looked like a great morning to cross the channel to Ship Rock ... someday. Stayed local. Beer can picked up floating in the marina, not mine. I police the area when I’m done. Spray paint can was floating near the Rockpile and Two Doors...
  32. SemperFi75

    7/18 Izor's reef wide open calico

    Happy wife, happy life. or If the wife ain’t happy, no ones happy.😆
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    7/18 Izor's reef wide open calico

    Me too. I remember when I thought my 18' was good enough and now 20' is not enough. Don't even wanna talk about a 17' CC like yours on a windy day like Saturday turned into. Props to you. Like I told my wife, it may be small, but I know how to sail it, it works great and I try to take it out...
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    7/18 Izor's reef wide open calico

    Got any good Sargo recipes or just clean and pan fry? And the way I filet a fish, well, fish tacos anyone. rofl
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    7/18 Izor's reef wide open calico

    Liked the video. Good work out there. Now, how do you catch Sargo? Let me know and I'll see you by Island Chaffee. lol
  36. SemperFi75

    SP Waters Warming Up

    Glad we got out. SCA today. Gotta grab time on the water when you can.
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    SP Waters Warming Up

    Same here. Had most of the line back but... I would’ve liked to see color at least but that’s why they call gambling, gambling and not winning. 😆 Amen to the wind. Saw the ‘caps and a lot of bits heading I. So joined them. I’ll hail on 72(?) next time out. 👍
  38. SemperFi75

    SP Waters Warming Up

    Sorry for the poor phone pics in advance. lol Got out Saturday from Cabrillo. SP had nice sardines. Water is warming up. My temperature transducer is scum covered (not accurate) but it has been showing a rise and the signs are there. A bunch of marks halfway up as well as the usual on the...
  39. SemperFi75

    San Pedro Cudas

    Picked up sardines at SP. Smooth seas and great weather. First stop was at the Rockpile. Cudas liked the fly lined sardine. Trolled the shelf to Portuguese Bend but no love. Got to the cove and had some bass shred my bait. Lost a rig but might have been seaweed... or that WSB. lol Wind picked...
  40. SemperFi75

    Father's Day out of San Pedro

    Water Temp - Don't know. Gotta clean that transom mounted transducer and trim tabs. 8-) San Pedro had squid and cured sardines. No Calicos were harmed in the filming … lol The barracuda were from the week before. You guys probably saw me out there bobbing around having a great day on the water...
  41. SemperFi75

    Updated Bait Reports HERE

    6/20 San Pedro had good squid and sardines.
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    Double rigs to PV 6/7

    Just don’t pull a noob, miss, forget all about your trolling lines, don’t realize you’re getting all fouled up, finally gaff it and realize what it just cost you in time and gear, having to tilt up, ... Not me ... a friend of mine. 😆
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    Double rigs to PV 6/7

    Same here with the balloons on my last trip. Gaff and go if you can. Thank you. ps Are the mussel farm buoys still there? Had a great sand bass spot about half way between the buoys and rigs in 125'. Boyz caught PB. Have fun with the boat and as always... Smooth seas and tight lines.
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    SP limited out ... on mylar Balloons

    Back at you. 👍 Heal the bay... and ocean... and rivers... oh you get it. Leave it cleaner than you found it or leave no trace. Especially if VC are tracking you by your MT Marlboro packs and Aqua Velva ... sorry. I’m old and closest I got was walking Guard Duty around refugees at Pendleton. But...
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    SP limited out ... on mylar Balloons

    Have you cut one open and found one? Wouldn’t surprise me. They’re scary!!! lol
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    SP limited out ... on mylar Balloons

    You cannot complain about nothin’ when conditions are like this.👍🤣
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    SP limited out ... on mylar Balloons

    San Pedro has sardines, no squid but I froze the leftovers from last time. 62 degrees and smooth seas. Hit some rocks for calico and a couple of mackerel. Gave the mac’s a tour of LB Shelf. No love.😆 Did gaff a bunch of Mylar. 😠 Had three in the trash bag when I thought I saw a jet ski? Turns...
  48. SemperFi75

    Updated Bait Reports HERE

    SP has nice sardines, no squid.
  49. SemperFi75

    San Pedro 5/9

    Not sure if it was the overcast AM pics and sunny PM pics or a real difference in color. Red tide bioluminescence... I’m just happy to be here.😆
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    San Pedro 5/9

    I’d fire the one handed cameraman but he was also the skipper, deck hand, pump out man, ... freakin’ covid. 😂
  51. SemperFi75

    San Pedro 5/9

    First trip since Covid. San Pedro has squid. I wore a mask, he didn’t (if you are interested). I tipped him 50%, I was so happy he had squid.👍 Water was 63-64 and weather started hazy but finished nice. Started at Two Doors and hit a couple before high tide at noon. Bite died and I was ready...
  52. SemperFi75

    Updated Bait Reports HERE

    San Pedro has sardines and squid.
  53. SemperFi75

    Goodbye LOLA

    Lola's crossed the rainbow bridge but I still feel your pain. My Franny in 2018. We give them a good home for as long as they need and they give us unconditional loyalty. ps We rescued Taffy in 2019 and Dozer in 2020. Glad for the Corona walks. lol
  54. SemperFi75

    Rpt-03-24-20 A feel good story! Long Ago.

    Amen to that. Loved the pics of God's Country. Been a long time since Convict and June, Gull and Silver and don't forget to hang a left and hit Tuolumne Meadows and Yosemite back country. lol
  55. SemperFi75

    Don’t be that guy!

    I'm the noobie but come on man! Using another guys glow stick for a homing beacon??? I agree with Linus above... Bitches. lol
  56. SemperFi75

    Noob hooper Sunday trip ...

    Yeah, that cruising in the dark is what had me worried. 3' of water??? Sphincter clenched??? lol Gotta love the dolphin stories. I've been in since Flipper (sorry young guys)LOL.
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    Noob hooper Sunday trip ...

    Like being in the Yosemite back country and you feel like you are NOT alone. lol It grows on you though, doesn't it. I'll be back.
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    Noob hooper Sunday trip ...

    Line was running through buoy loosely and I have an extra weight belt weight in the mesh bait pouch (I'm using the metal kind). No idea what took it. lol
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    Noob hooper Sunday trip ...

    pun intended... RIP #8 and all those who lost their lives. Didn't know until I was on the water. Launched out of Cabrillo on Sunday afternoon. Never been out on the water after sunset so figured I would just do a solo and get my feet wet. Started out off Point Fermin near the reef but seeing...
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    On the spot LB hoop report.

    Add "old marine" and I resemble that remark. 8-) Virgin hooper here. I'll post my Sunday cherry popper report soon. O fer but RIP #8 ... always remember his "baby" years. lol
  61. SemperFi75

    Lake Pacifica Part Deaux ...

    Figured I didn't have many days like this left this year so played "Hooky" again. Made some macs off Palos Verde and drifted. O for 3, broke off all three at different depth. Macs outsmarted me or the barn door I missed. lol I did some clean up and, well, you know. A bad day fishing beats...
  62. SemperFi75

    Yup, a clear day on Lake Pacifica

    Did the Reds and Sheephead look a little high?o_O
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    Yup, a clear day on Lake Pacifica

    And I waited about 10 minutes for WOT. lol
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    Yup, a clear day on Lake Pacifica

    Surprisingly clean. One 2x4x about 3' on the way out of San Pedro. Turned around to pick up but amazing how easy to lose track when no one to lookout. Sea was calm so the lobster buoys and kelp were easier to spot.
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    Yup, a clear day on Lake Pacifica

    Here's what I'm thankful for. lol Happy Holidays to everyone.
  66. SemperFi75

    LB Bass 8/22

    Will do. Supposed to be NOW but my new grand daughter arrived early this morning. It's been a good week. lol Fingers crossed for the holiday weekend.
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    LB Bass 8/22

    Working on it. lol
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    LB Bass 8/22

    Got out Thursday from Cabrillo, picked up some nice sardines from SP and headed for the Mussell Farm I have been reading about. Buoys are still up so we cruised around it. Started drifting in the mixed swells with 4oz and dine or frozen squid. Didn't seem to matter when we hit the right spot...
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    Happy 4th everybody ... better late than never lol

    Short version. Oldest daughter and friends enjoyed fireworks show at Cabrillo. San Pedro had pretty good sardines the next morning. Guys enjoyed drifting the close oil platform … but not too close. lol Just need to learn how to set the hook better or maybe a better way to bait the hook? We nose...
  70. SemperFi75

    Cat 6/9

    :appl::daman: Talk about your bloody decks. Smooth seas and tight lines … oh you already had that.:cheers:
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    La Jolla spring yellowtail

    Thanks for the report. Next time I tow to SD I'll give a shout out. Had a great time Memorial Day. Smooth seas and tight lines to all.
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    Start of Summer (not) Point Loma fishing trip

    I'm new to the offshore fishing as well although technically I was inshore fishing? Not sure how far out you have to be to qualify. lol
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    Start of Summer (not) Point Loma fishing trip

    Thanks. The older I get, the more important memories made seem to me. lol Other stuff is school of hard knocks and we learn and move on.
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    Start of Summer (not) Point Loma fishing trip

    The kids boarded and off loaded at the ramp after my antics and had two good days on the water. Weather was good/fair and we stayed in the bay Sunday. Man's got to know his limitations. My blunders were solo in nature. Gotta focus better. lol
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    Start of Summer (not) Point Loma fishing trip

    Brad at Half Moon Marina on Shelter Island had a guest slip for two nights and my son and family live in Santee so off I go for the "start of summer". lol I've got a 2WD Tacoma so thanks to Wayne at West Coast Trailers. The tow from the valley to SD and back went smooth as silk or as smooth as...
  76. SemperFi75

    May 15 Coronados

    Hi guys. Just wondering how close to the northern island you can get without getting into all the paperwork? Don't want any trouble. lol Going out of SD Bay over the holiday weekend. NO local knowledge... and it shows. rofl
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    La Jolla spring yellowtail

    ... but they did not stay up for more then 15 seconds or so. Combination of Lack of Preparedness and beer drinking resulted in a missed opportunity. … Missed opportunity maybe, but sounds pretty fun to me. lol
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    4/7 LB trip - Nacho has squid

    Sorry, I was just trying to steer the boat in that bumpy stuff and wasn't looking. lol jk I actually peeked to see and the only difference I noticed were occasional vertical lines like static drifting across the screen. I didn't check the numbers but I'll pay more attention next time.
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    Sunday 4-7 on the Victory

    +1 Way to go dad! Don't blink … he'll be 6' and runnin' his own boat soon. lol
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    4/7 LB trip - Nacho has squid

    Couldn't stay put and turned the ladies green. lol
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    4/7 LB trip - Nacho has squid

    Thank you. So drift the soft bottom for halibut and anchor uphill and bait fish the bass? Thanks again.
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    4/7 LB trip - Nacho has squid

    Double zip locked and outside freezer. lol
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    4/7 LB trip - Nacho has squid

    Hi guys. Got out Sunday for my daughter's first trip on the fishing boat. She got some helm time (apologies to BadJuJu if we got too close at the wall) and did well but different than the old 18' bowrider. Ladies cruise so LATE start but Nacho had squid! Still didn't catch but that's not the...
  84. SemperFi75

    Halibut PLK

    +1 Save the suds.
  85. SemperFi75

    Long Beach mammals Sunday 3/17

    Ask not what your country can do for you ... You all know the rest. I was listening. lol
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    Long Beach mammals Sunday 3/17

    I'll give a heads up before my next time out. And it WAS good. lol
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    Long Beach mammals Sunday 3/17

    Sorry, gotta figure this out. Low tech guy. lol Just waned to add: Water temp 57 and watch out for the floaters after all this rain. Lots of debris. Brought back a 6' chunk of branch for yard art and could have brought back a ton with a bigger boat. lol
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    Long Beach mammals Sunday 3/17

    Hi guys. Long time lurker, first time poster. Thanks for all the local knowledge I've been getting here. Made for a great day on the water. Just gotta get closer to fish than Nacho's sardines. Book learning ain't the same as OJT. lol Took some buddies out of Davies launch ramp around 8 for...
  89. SemperFi75

    I suck at fishing this year and a rescue on the vhf

    Now about those life jackets you have stowed down below deck ...