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    Max drag before losing free spool?

    What did you get?
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    Aztec 11/15-11/18

    Nice report! Congratulations on that fish. Good one for sure!
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    Any idea on the builder of these

    Where did you get all of those?
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    Bad experience with accurate

    Good job Matt! That pretty much squashes that!
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    Air Force One

    Badass airplane! I just can't picture Joe Biden in that plane. Hmmm. :D
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    Air Force One

    He was in Bullhead City yesterday. I would like to have seen that landing in the 747!
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    Condor or Pacifica??

    Pacifica was the Dominator.
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    Political BS Official corona virus memes and jokes thread.

    We're gonna find out in a minute....
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    Super Cows on the AA

    Cool! See you there! there are 6 in our group. It will be a blast either way! Look forward to meeting you!
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    Super Cows on the AA

    I leave 10-31 on the AA 8 day! Can't wait. Guess I better bust out the BIG gear!
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    For Sale 32 foot Sportfisher

    Nice boat! Should go quick. GLWS!
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    Potential BFT State Record

    Oh, hell no! :eek: I'm good with 50-100.
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    Political BS Official corona virus memes and jokes thread.

    Let's see what happens tonight in the Town Hall on NBC...should be good! The ratings on NBC will crush the ratings on ABC!
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    1 Year Fishing License

    Mexican License is good for one year from the date of purchase. California SHOULD be the same, but it's not.
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    Bait tank die off

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    New Avet Star Drag

    Looks nice! Love my MXJ lever drag 2 speed. Looking forward to your review.
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    G540 Questions

    Just sell it and buy the blank you want. Someone will pay top dollar for that blank. Don't cut it!
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    Leaving Boody Decks

    I don't agree with much that you do or say here, but you are a good contributor to the site and I wish you well. the haters are gonna hate. Sorry you had a bad experience.
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    Shogun - Police

    I don't see crew drug use on the boats anymore, but I might be oblivious too. I'm not sure Fentanyl would be very easy to hide. I do see weed pens with passengers, but whatever.... I will say this: I know Paul and I have fished with him several times on the Royal Star. He certainly earned his...
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    Happy MARLIN Monday! Video of us hooked up on our first ever Marlin in San Diego!

    It's good to see you guys having so much fun with that boat. Congratulations! You can never imagine the things that you will see out there! Love your videos! Keep them coming!
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    Political BS Official corona virus memes and jokes thread.

    This pretty much sums it up for all of us I think.
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    Punta Banda September 10

    Oh, got it! Sounds like you made a day of it!
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    Punta Banda September 10

    5 hours with Sentri?! Wow!
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    Is this an old harnell sticker?

    That's awesome! Congrats!
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    Is this an old harnell sticker?

    Where did you find that? Nice score!
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    California national forest closures

    I was supposed to be at Convict Lake next week. Woke up yesterday to the news and knew the trip would be cancelled. Got confirmation in the afternoon. Bummer for me, but my prayers to all who have lost loved ones and property in these fires.
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    MXJ. I have the 2 speed, but I never use the low gear. Definitely my favorite 30 lb reel. I have mine on an GFGR 800M.
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    Political BS Official corona virus memes and jokes thread.

    No wonder Trump threw it in the trash!
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    Political banners on boats...

    Head down to San Diego Harbor around Noon on Sunday September 6th if you don't like it. :D
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    WTF is in my YellowTail?

    Crazy! Give it a try. :D Let us know how it works out.
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    VAGABOND Aug 7-10

    Best writer on here! Thanks Picasso.
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    Island Fishing Tackle, Gardenia

    What did you get?
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    Long Range testing

    Well, thanks to whoever did that!
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    Political BS Official corona virus memes and jokes thread.

    Wait! You fish? What boat are you on?
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    San Diego fresh fish market question

    go to COP. You will not be disappointed. All locally caught commercial catches fresh and some frozen. Definitely Seasonal, but if you want fresh BFT, they should have it. for a sample.
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    San Diego fresh fish market question

    Catalina Offshore Products.
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    Costco Vacuum sealer Discussion ??

    There's a ton of threads under "Chamber vacuum sealers."
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    Squidco update solved!!!

    Cut the guy some slack you guys! Jesus! He owned it! Get over it! Joey has a new customer for life. Don't worry about these guys Ted. Just do your due diligence before you post that kind of thing on here in the future. Glad you got it worked out! Go kill some fish!
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    where did the first string go?

    Bummer! Never got the chance to fish with Brad, but always wanted to. Knew a few guys who rode that boat religiously when Brad ran it.
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    Political BS Official corona virus memes and jokes thread.

    That's not new. Several players have worn them for a few years. Fitting, huh?
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    Beat the buzzer 100+ lb BFT on the Ocean Odyssey

    Your smile tells the story! :urno1: Awesome job!
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    BFT NW 230 6/25

    Those fish were at 46'!? That's a school that wants to bite! Love your Simrad! That fish is no joke solo! Especially on 30! Nice catch! Awesome job!
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    Fuel Tank Pinholes 1987 Cabo216

    Try American Tanks in La Mesa. They will custom fab an aluminum tank for around $1,500-$2,000.
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    2 day trip half capacity 16passengers

    Jim Hughes runs the Cortez. I can attest that the Aztec is a great operation! Greg Gawitt generally runs the boat and the crew is excellent. Greg gives a sonar play by play over the speaker to keep everyone informed of depth and volume of fish under the boat. He gets pumped and it pumps up the...
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    Offshore 226/302 6/22

    Those are really nice paddy fish! Thanks for the report Ron!
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    Bass Pro Shops visit

    Damn! That's not good!
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    "SlayerZ squadron" GP900 Reaper for Craig

    Beautiful build Jim! Happy customer there!
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    6/12 BFT

    Solid fish! Way to stick with it!
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    What in the hell?

    It's a Unicorn! Sell it! Start the bidding at $2,500. :D
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    Nice! Glad you guys killed it! I think everybody was watching. Rubber band or sliding sinker?
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    Paul is gonna be a really good Captain! Seasoned! He's earned it!
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    Big fish special

    Does this still count as his first post?
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    Big fish special

    "Poor was more than he could bear."
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    Have you ever hooked a big fish on one Tom? Just asking. I am not a fan. They don't shut off. I have the same opinion as red_eyez above.
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    Tues meeting for opening fishing in San Diego

    That's the conclusion. The council did not want to take responsibility. So, they washed their hands of it. SAC, AA, RS and others in the industry represented themselves well, but the spineless Supervisor's chose to defer to the Governor. I would encourage everyone to listen to the audio in the...
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    Tues meeting for opening fishing in San Diego

    It's in here:
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    Fishing Chick – Amber Miller

    Thanks Bob! Good timing too! I think a Tito Ortiz vs. Mike Tyson fight is coming!
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    Yeah, how do do that? Cool!
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    Ignoring Members

    Speaking of which!....I wonder...who is ignored the most of all? :urno1:
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    Rpt.-Tue.-05-26-20 Big Bass Galore!

    That's a healthy population! Good job guys!
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    Tito Ortiz vs Mike Tyson

    I would probably pay $40 for that! Do it!
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    Bft Rod for Penn 30visx?

    Where did you get the 16? I want one!
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    San Diego Boats opening

    :D There's more to this story.....
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    San Diego Boats opening

    Yep. Something is going on here and I don't know what it is, but I will be watching. I was watching the Shogun trip on 5/21 because my buddy is on it and I was thinking about jumping on if things opened up. There were 9 spots yesterday. It's sold out today.
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    San Diego Boats opening

    I think May is out the window. Post #15 in this thread.
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    San Diego Boats opening

    5-4-2020 Post on American Angler website. Checking in again 5-4-2020 American Angler Hi to all of our wonderful American Angler passengers. Our journey of uncertainty continues and at this time, we have decided to cancel our May trips due to the current global situation. (Sending out e...
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    Custom Small Tackle/Jig Box for Rick Russell

    You know how to pick the wood Mark! That's an art in itself! Awesome!
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    Refund Policies On Trips COVID-19? Lets have the conversation and not radio silence.

    Posted on Seaforth Landing's website yesterday. Maybe not a Long Range site, but is relevant to the discussion. I think the LR boats will address it as best they can with what they have. Unfortunately we may see a thinning of the fleet. I hope not. Update for Apr. 28, 2020 12:46 PM COVID-19...
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    Tricks to use in a picky bite

    Rubber band sinker rig. The best bait fisherman I have ever witnessed is Steve Sheeba. One trip during a pick bite, we had not had a bite for 30 minutes or so and Steve put on a 4 oz rubber band sinker and caught the biggest fish of the trip. This guy also changes his mono top shots every...
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    6yr Old "Made my Cooped up Day"

    That's pretty good!
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    Highly figured cherry tackle box for Robert Roncal.

    Beautiful box! Looks like a fine piece of furniture! Great job!
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    Highly figured cherry tackle box for Robert Roncal.

    Awesome! What kind of wood is that?
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    ID these hooks please

    They look like Mustad 94150's.
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    More new applicants for crew

    Apparently, but it may have gone a bit off the rails as happens often here. TTT.
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    How many of you cancelling LR trips?

    Here is the post on American Angler website from yesterday. Checking In 4-6-2020 American Angler Checking in with our American Angler family today, April 6, wishing for everyone’s health and safety as we find ourselves “quarantining” and “isolating”, caring for and/or worrying about family and...
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    red rooster boat work

    ...and what work was that?
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    Blue Pacific Tackle website has been update!!!

    Please post it here too. I don't do FB and I need to restock my irons and get some bombs for my Nov. 8 day. Thanks!
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    A Virus Nightmare

    This one? Looks like they claim that they did not know. A little sketchy when the passenger is diagnosed with Pneumonia. You would think they would test for it if they had a test.
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    The Big X stands up!

    That's cool! Tough times for these operations. I hope most of us roll over our $$ if our trip gets canceled. that would go a long way to helping out our favorite boats and landings.
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    Something to Look Forward to....

    Well, the last trip out finished with a bang! They had tough fishing down South and horrible wind coming up the line, but got some payback yesterday on the final day of LR fishing in SD for the time being. Just thought I would share...
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    Opaleye bite.

    Oh, my! That water in Mission Bay is as clean as I have ever seen it!
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    Comfort Food

    Ham and Navy bean soup with fresh cornbread muffins. Delicious!
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    Long Range shutdown?

    Just curious Jeff....What did you decide to do with the refund? Did you roll it over on the books, or take the money? it none of my business?! Sucks either way because you were so damn close! Good luck on your next trip!
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    Covid-19. an interesting read.......

    Thanks Mikey! Makes much more sense to me now. Also makes it a little more scary! Thanks a lot!
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    1st Try @ Smoking tuna bellies

    I'd eat it! Looks delicious!
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    Restaurant recommendations in Puerto Vallarta.

    Here you go!
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    How many of you cancelling LR trips?

    I'm not cancelling my 8 day on Halloween, but I am going to call Bob Dawson about travel insurance.
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    Long Beach Pre order the new AVET Star Drag Reel SAN DIEGO TACKLE TRADERS BOOTH #1415-1417

    Well shit! I was looking for the drag rating on the MXJ! I don't see it. Same as the lever drag?
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    Long Beach Pre order the new AVET Star Drag Reel SAN DIEGO TACKLE TRADERS BOOTH #1415-1417

    I'm interested, but I don't see specs? I may be blind. They look nicer than I expected! Sick in fact!
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    Signs of bluefin

    Here is the report from JD's Big Game on February 9th. Good News-- This mornings AM radio fish talk radio program had Tom Green call in- he's a spotter pilot aviator currently spotting for the Tuna fleet-- As you know the Pacific Bluefin Tuna being under management has a quota allowed harvest...
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    Vagabond Closing!

    Book the Ramada. I've heard good things. Especially about the bar...imagine that? :D
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    Vagabond Closing!
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    I did not win.

    Well, shit! Me neither.
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    Long rods artificial only charter.

    Charter the Malahini to the Coronado Islands in late Spring or Summer. My son would go. All he does is throw jigs on our annual 5 day on the AA. I think a limited load would be best in this case for obvious reasons. I would get bait to keep the fish around the boat. 25 guys on a 3/4 charter...
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    Thanks Jerry! 49ers 27 Chiefs 23
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    Albacore on Netflix

    Maybe...someday soon...we can catch both! That would be nice!
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    Nomad Madmacs

    I appreciate the testing TFT! Not sure what others think and I really don't care. I believe Nomad is a stand-up company that uses customer's suggestions to improve their product. There were problems with the initial DTX's, but those have been addressed in the LR version. That says a lot to me...
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    Big disappointment from Penn customer service!

    This is where this goes. I'm confident that Tunanorth will help you fix it, but not today Doug. Merry Christmas!
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    Wahoo are dangerous.

    That could have been really bad!
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    Intrepid December 10th, 10 day cancelled

    You're good on setups! You were lucky to find another trip. Go make the most of it! Good luck! I'm pretty sure you will like the boat. I've never been on a trip with them, but I have seen the boat inside and out. It's super nice!
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    Salas 6x6

    This should be interesting....
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    Salas 6x6

    That's cool! Where did you get it?
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    238 pound swordfish on PENN International 50SW

    Good for him! He looks good! Glad to see he is still in the game!
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    Red Rooster

    Yep. New Cat C-18's a few years ago. Most of the LR fleet run those motors now. RP, Royal Star, Shogun and Intrepid.
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    Brisket, where do you get yours?

    Valley Farms in Spring Valley.
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    Maui Jim Sunglasses

    I believe the blue mirror lenses are all a grey base. I have had several pairs of Maui Jims, Costa's, and even Revo's (they made the windows for the space shuttle). Glass lenses are better, but I have not found a pair that work great in all conditions. I have had my Costa 580 blue mirrors for 10...
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    TRADE MUCHAS Enchiladas! *SOLD*

    Never thought I would see the day you could sell rods to put a down payment on a house!
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    CX76 Raptor for JW

    Damn Jim! That thing is cool! Is that copper or gold thread? It's different. Nice blend of colors!
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    WFO cod

    Looks like fun! Good eats right there!
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    Black and Tan skinny butt "again"

    That's cool! Stunning simplicity! Love the colors!
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    This is unreal

    Yeah, a little far fetched, but maybe not too far off.
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    Last trip of the year for jumbos

    ...And there's that. It happens. Not for most of us, but it happens. Congrats!
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    Water Skiing and Wakeboarding

    San Diego State has a water ski team and they practice in Mission Bay. I have skied South San Diego bay, Mission bay even the beach next to the launch ramp at Shelter Island. The key is to get out early and be done by 10-11 am. Then spend the rest of the day cruising and sight seeing. It's fun...
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    Question for long range folks.

    What boat and when would be a start. Congrats though!
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    Young boy catches huge bass...

    That's pretty cool! Kid's a natural! Thanks for sharing.
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    Limits with the Ocean Odyssey by 9am! 10/8

    He's right, but I wouldn't say you're a dickhead. Great report! Those are nice fish! What did they weigh?
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    Bed bugs on boats

    This thread will live forever! Because everyone is checking from here on out! Thanks Jason! :-)
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    Sad news about the Chief Sportfishing boat

    i'm pretty sure that San Diego is still the Premier sportfishing port in terms of charters and open party boats. I don't think that is changing anytime soon. I may have an optimistic perception, but I have seen the evolution and I believe that the industry will continue to adapt to changes and...
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    What happened to the Chief

    Why would you even try to lift a plank boat that way? That's just asking for trouble! Every plank boat that I have known only gets hauled on a cradle. I guess no cradles that big here, but I would never agree to haul that boat on a lift.
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    Vagabond trip#31........wanna carpool?

    A couple of very nice offers there Mikey. Take 'em up!
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    So you go on a 8 day trip

    So, that means Intrepid is SOLAS certified?
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    So you go on a 8 day trip

    Do you know what disqualifies them from SOLAS certs Tom?
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    So you go on a 8 day trip

    Hmmm, I did not know that they were not SOLAS certified. Now I know why they don't have Guadalupe permits. Does anyone know what disqualifies them form this certification? Or, have they just chosen not to apply for that certification?
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    So you go on a 8 day trip

    FWIW I would have done the same thing. It was a set unfortunate circumstances. The Hurricane was forecast to be at the ridge about 12 hours or less after they got there. It was a pretty good one too. That's a lot of cash to spend to fish local, but you have to roll with it. This time of year...
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    So you go on a 8 day trip

    Intrepid just did it. The hurricane that caused the rain yesterday is what scared Bill off. They fished local and SCI. They don't have Guadalupe permits. So, what else can you do?
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    471-pound Nova Scotia bluefin on PENN 70VIS

    Beautiful fish! Congratulations to Rocky and Cal!
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    BFT bellies

    Bacon of the Sea! You will not be disappointed. Skin comes right off after the meat is cooked.
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    Which LR boat for 3 day trip?

    I can tell you won't be disappointed on any of the boats mentioned above. Try to get a trip this time of year or later and you should be golden. Good luck! It is an addiction!
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    Redoing electrical hit a wall

    looks good to me! Nice job!
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    Sad news, boat fire.

    This is from the L.A. Times article mentioned previously. "A source familiar with the crew’s actions said that hours before the fire broke out, the passengers had performed a night dive. A crew member was awake on the boat and straightening up items in the galley and mess area but went upstairs...
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    6th Annual Superbowl Winner Prediction Contest!

    Can I flip flop and change to the Steelers? Let me know. Thanks!
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    Pacifica Sportsfishing

    Finally! someone who has first hand knowledge of the operation! Thanks for that!
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    Sad news, boat fire.

    The cook might also be starting to prepare breakfast at this time, right? At least firing up the grill I think.
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    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    No. Unless they have a BBQ which this boat did. I've looked at pics of the boat on the website and did not see a propane tank on the upper deck. but the BBQ is there. So, I am assuming that the tank was under the grill.
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    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    I'm a little confused here. Early in this thread it was stated that the crew member that died was the cook and the night watchman was blown off the boat, but survived. Was that speculation? Not true? If the above was true, it would certainly point to an explosion in the galley.
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    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    I see your point, but that has to be a "heat of the moment" transmission. No way they were locked below deck. Passages to the bunk rooms do not have doors on any boats that enter the bunk rooms from the galley in my experience.
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    Excel 9 day 1/2 price Leaves 9/10

    Maybe they don't have permits, but I thought they did. Good deal either way.
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    Excel 9 day 1/2 price Leaves 9/10

    The trip is posted, but obviously not at that price. $1,930 is half price. Great deal for someone to jump on! Lots of options on that trip! They have Guadalupe permits too. So, the price will likely be $350 or so higher the way the fishing has been there.
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    Pacifica Sportsfishing

    Bait tanks certainly overflow a bit fore and aft. Almost forgot about that Steve! I do like Greg's play by play sonar call though. :D
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    Pacifica Sportsfishing

    Aztec is a great boat and crew. I rode with them on an overnight earlier this year. I would not hesitate to ride the Pacifica either and I will likely fish with them in the Fall when the loads are lighter.
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    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    I think the first lesson is not to put propane on any boat! I have witnessed it blow the top off of a boat and kill a guy working in the bilge. The explosion blew his dog 50 feet into the air and into the harbor, but the dog survived. The boat sunk in less than 30 minutes still tied to the dock.
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    Costello 6-day Long Range Trip on Polaris Supreme

    Question is where else do they go? They do not have permits for Guadalupe this year to my knowledge. That leaves the ridge and the rocks. 1.5 days of fishing tops. I have the same problem with my annual 5 day.
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    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    Propane on boats is bad news! it's heavier than air so it sinks to the lowest parts of the boat. Boats that have it usually store it on the upper deck, but if the source of the leak was in the galley it got into the bunk room before ignition as well. So, you are correct that the oxygen was...
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    Sad news, boat fire.

    Sorry, Santa Cruz.
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    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    That escape hatch was likely there. They just did not show it on the bunk room layout.
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    Sad news, boat fire.

    The boat is at Santa Barbara Island in Platts Harbor. You can still see it on AIS.
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    Excel 9 day 1/2 price Leaves 9/9

    Go get 'em Cory! I expect a full report when you return. :DCongratulations! You will have a great time!
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    10-10-19 10 years on Bloodydecks What has changed

    I remember that guy! He was murdered?
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    For Sale Crystaliner 29'Rescue/sportfisher

    Those additional pics should help! That thing is sick! GLWS!
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    Show off winn grip handles

    Can you rod builder guys comment on your experiences with these grips. They are intriguing to me, but I am worried about the durability. Any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks!
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    Capsized Parker

    Absolutely! That would be scary coming up on that at night...assuming you could see it...which is unlikely.
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    For Sale Crystaliner 29'Rescue/sportfisher

    That's a bad ass boat. No question. Reminds of the Harbor Police boats when I was a kid in my dinghy. They were faster than me and I was able to prove that. :D
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    10-10-19 10 years on Bloodydecks What has changed

    Member since Nov. 27, 2006. Keith Poe and Tommy (M/V Santa Rosa). I think both are technically still on here. Keith stopped posting because many did not like his long winded posts, but I admired his knowledge. So, there! I ordered (and picked up every time) some really good stuff from Tommy...
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    SOLD D

    I thought there was no way this would get to two pages. Here we go!....
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    Pacific Queen 3 day 8-16-19

    That's just plain good fishing right there! Congratulations!
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    The morning after a hot tuna bite

    That was awesome! :D Thanks Debi! Man, I wish that place was still there!
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    A day of Loss - 1 Kite Rod, 1 Kite Reel, 1 Gigantic Bluefin Tuna

    That is one you will never forget! Nice try. Get back at it. You'll get it done.
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    CX80 Raptor for Barry G

    Damn! That's cool Jim! Might have to do my next one similar.
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    6th Annual Superbowl Winner Prediction Contest!

    I will take the Browns because I can and they are not there.
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    Boom! Great report and Great enthusiasm! Trip of lifetime right there! It's one thing to watch them, but you picked the right day and caught 'em! Some great stories behind that trip!
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    Orcas on the 9

    You should have ushered them to the secret seal spot at the Children's Pool! :)
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    SOLD BOAT NET $1.00

    shipped? :D Just kidding.
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    Seal had no chance

    "That seal did everything wrong." That kind of sums it up. Natural Selection in all it's glory.
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    Rate my rods....

    I think you can use the JX Raptor for 60#. Just borrow or buy an 80# rig and you should be good. I like the VISX 16 from 80-100#. Pick whatever rod you like and you're good to go.
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    Inshore Mako (part II)

    Certainly a nice catch! Congratulations! Do you still plan to go after this 300 pound Mako? Did anything that happened on this trip change your mind? Just curious...
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    1.5d bluefin.. where are they fishing right now?

    Aztec is a good boat. Greg will let you know exactly what is going on 100% of the time. I guess you could call it a sonar play by play. :D No rationing bait on that boat either. They will put you on fish. Go! Passports are not required more than 12 miles from shore in Mexico.
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    HELP!!! Shelter Island Port Master Plan REMOVES PARKING LOT

    How much did they just spend on this ramp? So, it's gonna be a duck boat only ramp? America's Finest City!
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    Old guys: Stand Up vrs Rail

    I hear you! I'm 6'4" 55 years old with long legs and struggle with it, but getting a little better. I'll keep working at it I suppose, but I can't get on my knees or I will instantly cramp up. I have had some success putting the rod between my legs for leverage, but it's hard to chase the fish...
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    Inshore mako

    Kayak huh? Good luck.
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    Trailer issue

    Got it! FE seems pretty legit! They are right down the street from me. Good luck!
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    Trailer issue

    That sucks Jason! Did you try to get Pacific to fix it?
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    6/24 Yellas at Cat on the Pursuit !

    Nice report! Modelovision! :D Classic! Looks like a fun trip! Great pics too!
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    Fortunately, I have never had this happen. If it did, I would tell the Captain and he would likely make an announcement that gear was missing and we need to find it before we get back to the dock.
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    Help...I'm becoming a jigstick whore...

    There he is! I was wondering when you would chime in Bill? :D
  175. T

    CalStar GFGF875H

    Jim Trelikes built mine with 9 + tip. Awesome rod!
  176. T

    Tim Conway

    That's a bummer! I remember watching him as a kid on the Carol Burnett Show. Timelessly funny dude. Mr. Tudball.
  177. T

    So...How did BD Forums get so messed up ?

    Jason did it. He always breaks stuff.
  178. T

    What exactly was it you were fixing yesterday?

    The reports of Albacore are kinda cool though! :D
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    June Overnight boat

    Just checked PLS website and you are correct. No overnights scheduled on Saturday's for New Lo An. Check closer to your trip and if the fish are in range boats will often change the 1.5 day trips to overnights. My 2 cents.
  180. T

    June Overnight boat

    June is still pretty early and there are likely not many overnight trips up yet. Overnight and 1.5 day boats will go where they have to in order to catch fish. So, the schedule needs to be flexible. If the fish are in range of overnight trips, there will be overnight boats to book about 2 weeks...
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    Love the colors on both rods Jake! Great job! Nice old school fade.
  182. T

    MB 4/23/19

    That thing is cool! Dig the center console! Great little bass session too! Like your color choices on the baits.
  183. T

    AA on the BFT

    Mexican quota only. Not sure exactly how much they harvested or were allowed to harvest, but I know they were over quotas the last two years. So, the quota was likely lowered this year.
  184. T

    AA on the BFT

    Yes! According to Tim Ekstrom.
  185. T

    Big Three Parking, Crazy Talk?

    That would never fly with the Coastal Commission.
  186. T

    What happened to "Fattony"?

    Why do you ask Kub? :D
  187. T

    I'm disappointed.....

    Don't hold your breath Mike, but the RP got on the Bluefin last night! Check the report.
  188. T

    Re-finished Ulua Greenie

    Wow! That looks great! Congratulations! Excellent job!
  189. T

    Scheduled trips

    The Long Range boats often add trips in the Spring after the boat work is complete. Start watching the reports and schedules for April/May and into June. You will see several trips pop up. However, as said above, schedule now for prime-time trips.
  190. T

    Filleting huge tuna w/a 4' knife (vid)

    The end result made me hungry! Beautiful fish!
  191. T

    Non-Profit Fishing Survey for High School Engineering Project

    Done! Thanks for your efforts. Please post the results on here.
  192. T

    New name and owners for the Dominator

    Great to hear that Andrew is back in the game! Good for him! I'll have to look into some trips on the Pacifica this year. Such a great guy!
  193. T

    Get the tape measure

    Well, that clears up significant confusion, but are there other boats out there with the same problem?
  194. T

    Get the tape measure

    Sooooo, did anyone else measure? I know I would if I owned a Parker!
  195. T

    Get the tape measure

    This should be interesting....
  196. T

    Annual Mex License?

    I got one from the boat before I went to PV. I think you can get one at any tackle shop that sells them here in the States or at Conapesca's office in SD. I know that the website that I used last year did not offer them this year. So, maybe it's just a web thing. Not sure. I would call around to...
  197. T

    Jaime & the Jessica - Another Great Trip

    Good eats there. Your son looks happy! Thanks for the report. I gotta get down there soon. I've heard nothing but good things about Jaime and the Jessica. Leaving Monday for PV. Hoping the big tuna will bite!
  198. T

    R U Ready?

    Doubles as a windlass. :D
  199. T

    Are there any 6-8 day late spring trips targeting BFT?

    I think part of the issue with targeting Bluefin for 6-8 days is the limits. It does not matter where you go, you can keep 6 fish on a trip that long and there is no guarantee they will be big. If you catch a small one, do you throw it back? Give it away? I rode Intrepid a few years ago on a 5...
  200. T


    I knew this would happen.....:) Now we have a wait list for Superbowl squares!
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    I'm in Jerry. Pats 26 Rams 22. Thanks!
  202. T

    Getting a Seagull Tangled in Your Line - Why do You Hurt the Bird?

    ...and then there are the Petrals of Cedros and Benitos. Holy crap! Those little shit heads are attracted to the lights at night and passengers wake up with them in tackle boxes and boots and who knows where else. Deckhands take the hose to them and wash them into the water to be eaten...
  203. T

    Rainshadow ‘s for Fred Hall Long Beach

    Very nice! Love the color combos!
  204. T

    Shogun gets them.

    Congratulations Grandpa!
  205. T

    Apollo Opening, Jan 31-Feb 4

    Good luck Joe! I'll be down right after you for a trip on the Success 2/7-2/11. Save some for us!
  206. T

    Roll Call Silent Jims Baja Extravaganza! 1-12-19 (Intrepid)

    I was on the 12/7-12/9 1.5 day. Speed was about the same, but I know there was plenty left when they wanted it. I've been on the Royal Star when they pegged it on a call in for a school of YFT. Those C18's are bad ass! Biggest thing I noticed was no difference in engine sound because the C18's...
  207. T

    RP current trip

    I think you hit the nail on the head there Bill....Even if you did have the exact location....
  208. T

    Tuna (lots) jumping outside Newport Harbor this morning!

    From JD's Big Game Website: And dont be too shy about chasing Bluefin Tunas near home-- Whale Watchers spotted a breezer right here between Newport and Dana today-- Stand By for the 1st Tunas of the Year to be taken--
  209. T

    Final report for 2018

    Another great year for you Cody! Happy New year! I'm sure we will see more of the same next year. Congratulations!
  210. T

    Shelter Island Ramp Status

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    Shogun Guadalupe Dec 9 - 16 - Penn Reels trip

    Great report! That is a really nice gesture from the Shogun to bring gifts for the kids on the island. Well played! Thanks again for the report. Sounds like a great time!
  212. T

    Calstar Rail Rod Selection

    I was at Cortez on the Intrepid Saturday. Left at 11am Friday. So, we checked out the 43. Dead. Continued to Cortez and searched inside and outside as well as the bank itself. Nothing. stopped on a few small marks and a small bird school for nothing. NLA had a few bites at the 60, but none...
  213. T

    Blue Pacific Tackle BD Launch

    Ahhhh, those are sick!
  214. T

    Urban Meyer to Retire After Rose Bowl

    Cleveland Browns?
  215. T

    Broken Rainshadow - Input/Advice Needed

    ...and there you go!
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    Great color combos there! Very nice!
  217. T

    What if the worst happens?

    That looks like fun! Those fish have some shoulders!
  218. T

    Reel advice needed.

    Check that...It was an old post from February. Might see if he still has it though. I like the JX Raptor too! I have 2 of them that I use for 40-60.
  219. T

    Reel advice needed.

    Buy this setup and you will be good up to 80-100. It just popped up.
  220. T

    I've never seen Guadalupe like this...

    I guess my question is....why would the RP post a photo shopped pic in their fish reports? Makes me wonder what other pics they have photo shopped? Cool pic though, and I thought it was real since it has been so calm out there lately.
  221. T

    DTX Minnows

    Maybe Nomad would do that for us? They have made some modifications already and maybe they will look at this thread and make more. This lure seems to have potential as a wahoo killer! Sure is purdy! Not sure how you make it tooth proof though.
  222. T

    1.5 Day Nov 16 Tribute, Producer, or Liberty

    Liberty limited to 22 looks pretty attractive. Tribute would be a good choice too, but I like light loads and 22 on the Liberty is really light! If you can swing an extra day, the Aztec is running for sure on a 2.75 day on the 15th. Have fun!
  223. T

    Wahoo is always a hot topic....things I learned

    Now that's funny right there!....I think. ;)
  224. T

    Long Range Capt's perspective on Full or New Moon. Interesting article....

    Why do you say that? He certainly fishes more than most.
  225. T

    Intrepid cancel December trips?

    December trips are up on the site. A few 1.5 days and a couple of 3 days. Hope the fish stick around!
  226. T

    6 for 6

    Dude! You need to go fishing! :D
  227. T

    Conquest on the New Lo An

    Great job Tony! way to keep after it! Congratulations! What did it weigh?
  228. T

    What happened to the Prowler?

    I don't know the family, but I know Andrew. I have not seen a go fund me for the family, but if there is one I will gladly donate to it. I hope we have all sparked change for the better. AIS should be on at all times on all operating boats.
  229. T

    What happened to the Prowler?

    This is great! Thanks for posting! I was wondering if there was anything that I could do. My favorite deckhand/captain. I hope he pulls this out and continues to thrive. Prayers for the families involved as well. Terrible tragedy!
  230. T

    Questions about the American Angler

    You beat me to it Donna!
  231. T

    Questions about the American Angler

    Yep! Get there early though because some of these guys get a room at the Vagabond and take shifts all night for the best spot in line. That being said, I have never not been able to put my box in a convenient location. The crew will figure it out and make room for you. Book it! You won't be sorry.
  232. T

    Bluefin Techniques and Observations (what worked, what didn’t )

    Great write up Kevin! Very informative for those going out soon. I might have to pull the trigger here on the new moon. Don't give up on the squid if you go again. Dig that bridle setup!
  233. T

    Chris Craft 30 (33) pilothouse build

    This is gonna be good! That Bertram was a masterpiece! You guys certainly have some skills! Good luck to you.
  234. T

    Prowler 2.5 10/5-8

    Great report Steve! It's great to see Andrew running his own boat! Always one of my favorite deckhands on the AA. Great to see all of these former AA guys doing so well on their own! There is certainly a reason for that.
  235. T

    Incredible Gift

    That's awesome John! They could not have picked a better guy to wrap it either. Jim has some pretty magical skills.
  236. T

    Former UFC fighter Matt Hughes....road to recovery!!

    Damn Mike. I did not even know about that! He was a bad ass fighter in his day! What a tragedy, but what a strong man to pull through that! Holy crap! Thanks for sharing!
  237. T

    Wide open Yellowfin - Highlight video!

    Nice save on that first one! Great video! Thanks for the report!
  238. T

    Late report: Homeguard Yellowtail aboard the NSF.

    Nothing wrong with that Michael! 67?! Holy crap! You may have a little more patience than I do! Still patiently waiting for your recipes.... :D
  239. T

    3-5 Day Boat for Next Year

    Do a long range boat for that. You won't be sorry. It's more expensive, but well worth it in the quality of the experience. I choose the American Angler. They have several 5 day trips. Any of the boats are good though.
  240. T

    Kayaking Baja

    That place your friend has does not suck! Great view! Nice job on the fish! Looks like a great adventure. Thanks for sharing!
  241. T

    New lo ann 2 day this Thursday

    ...with 23 nonetheless. You'll fill it.
  242. T

    Coronado Islands 8/28

    Nice job Ron! Thanks for the timely report. That's a heck of a day if you ask me!
  243. T

    SOA 4 Day Report - Short Version 8/21 - 8/25

    Wow! That's awesome! Heard about this one. Beautiful fish. Great job on the tag team!
  244. T

    One the loneliest number

    I will accept your explanation. :D Nice job! Thanks for the report.
  245. T

    U.S Limits of QUALITY DORADO! 8/23

    Awesome Michael! Beautiful pics! Well done sir.
  246. T

    9-Mile Bank

    I like that one better Marty! :D
  247. T

    358 miles of skunk

    That's tough! Now you have paid your dues and your time will come soon, Thanks for the report. Keep at it.
  248. T

    Awesome MT flyfishing

    What a cool trip Marcus! That must have been great fun with your daughter! She will never forget that. P.S. I like your shirts. :D
  249. T

    Pacific Queen- Redemption- I got 2 Cows and a jumbo!

    Yes Mike! I'm happy for you! You paid your dues! Great job!
  250. T

    San Diego Padres Anglers Night Aug. 16

    Hope you are feeling better Jason! If Ali is singing the Anthem, I am there!
  251. T

    San Diego -Tackle Shop

    I think Squidco is your obvious choice. It's good advice.
  252. T

    Breaking things

    God! Never heard that story before! What a heartbreak! Holy crap! Can you imagine if he would have landed both?! Now, that would have been cool!
  253. T

    Whoo Hoo!

    Congrats Steve! Should be a good trip! I see Guadalupe in your future. I'm sure you will be prepared and read up on all of locvetter's posts. :)
  254. T

    Phones are Down

    Penn Sabotage! :D
  255. T

    Pacific Queen 7/13-7/15 Trip

    Sounds like you did everything right. I've gone back and forth on mono or no mono for a few years now. I still don't have an answer. Nobody can ever take that story away from you though! Good luck in September....they'll still be here.
  256. T

    Breaking things

    He likes to break stuff Steve!
  257. T

    BFT steaks on the grill

    Looks delicious! Is that a marinade or just seasoning? What does it consist of. I have been looking for a recipe like this.
  258. T

    Report 7-12 9/302/226/Corner/182

    That's a good day out there right now! Excellent job!
  259. T

    Looks Like The Angler Is Going To Guadalupe On A,Five Day

    AA and Vagabond are both there. At least I think the Vagabond is there now....
  260. T

    Looks Like The Angler Is Going To Guadalupe On A,Five Day

    Looks like the tuna are there in numbers already....
  261. T

    Accurate Announces the Tern, the first TwinStarDrag reel

    Well, I just bought a Trinidad 20a and a Penn Torque on the Cabela's fiasco deal that I happened to get, but I think I need another star drag reel! :D
  262. T

    Accurate Announces the Tern, the first TwinStarDrag reel

    That think is sick! No drag ratings though?
  263. T

    West of tuna canyon

    Solid! That seems to be the ticket. Find the area, shut down, and soak. I know they shy away from any kind of engine/generator noise.
  264. T

    Looks Like The Angler Is Going To Guadalupe On A,Five Day

    2-2.5 days of fishing. They always try to leave early for this reason. It is well worth it! If you have never been to the Island, you are missing one of the coolest spots on the planet. Last year we had to pay an extra $333 for the permit to fish the Island, but I would do it again in a heartbeat!
  265. T

    Looks Like The Angler Is Going To Guadalupe On A,Five Day

    Well, I guess I missed it by one trip then. I know Lori was trying really hard to get the permit for our trip to go and Ray really wanted to go! We put together a good trip nonetheless. It's a great operation!
  266. T

    Looks Like The Angler Is Going To Guadalupe On A,Five Day

    Dammit! Missed it by two trips! We were the first trip last year 6-29 to 7-4. YT fishing was great! Got some good tuna too! My son got a 117. They will do well. No sharks this time of year either.
  267. T

    SOLD 78 Schwinn Speedster

    That's a classic! Nice looking bike. GLWS.
  268. T

    6/27 on the Tribute

    Thanks for the report! Leaving tomorrow on the AA 5 day. loaded up on 1/0 and #1 ringed owner hooks. We are not going to Guadalupe. So, we will probably be in the same area. Every year it seems to turn on right about this time. We'll see....I'm sure there will be a million boats out there this...
  269. T

    Penn Torque 25 Cabela deal

    What a shit show! Sorry for you guys. I'd be pissed too!
  270. T

    You All Have Exhausted Me

    You're gonna be fine, but how much you wanna bet that you will want to go longer on your next trip? You certainly have the right attitude! Lots of good info on here that you can search for. What boat are you on?
  271. T

    Penn Torque 25 Cabela deal

    Holy crap! that sucks guys! I can't believe they cancelled the order mid-shipment! That's horrible! I ordered mine on the 19th and got it Saturday. I did not open it up, but it seems to work very nicely. I feel for you guys that got screwed.
  272. T

    Finally got a Bluefin...American Angler

    Excellent! Just bought a new lot of 1/0 ringed hooks. Still looking for more #2's in case they are real finicky. Thanks for the info!
  273. T

    Limit by 730 and then some

    Great job Cody! Good Monday for you!
  274. T

    AA 3-Day Report - 6/21/-6/24

    Thanks Bill! I really have no desire to fish these BFT with 100 other boats this weekend. I'd rather take my chances at the Island. Either way, I will have a great time and Ray will put us on some fish I am sure!
  275. T

    Finally got a Bluefin...American Angler

    That's a good one Dan! Thanks for the report! Leaving Friday on the AA. Can't wait! You're making me hungry Dave!
  276. T

    AA 3-Day Report - 6/21/-6/24

    Nice report Bill! I leave Friday for a 5 day. Hoping Lori gets the permit for Guadalupe to give us another option. Thanks for posting!
  277. T

    Boarding Policies

    I agree Bill. No reason to get upset over it. I think it boils down to the crew. Are they willing to help you if you are the last one on? They know where you can, and can't put your box. So, a little help goes a long way. Especially for those new to a boat.
  278. T

    Penn Torque 25 Cabela deal

    Just got mine today! Thanks for posting!
  279. T

    Boarding Policies

    That is a good question these days. Seems like many boats have switched to the deposit system like Intrepid. AA is still first in line. Indeed there are exceptions.
  280. T

    Grande -3/4- day offshore.

    Well, that makes sense...or not, but whatever. At least they are allowing them to go. Now if AA can just get Guadalupe permits by Friday, We'll have another option for my 5-day. Counting the days....looking for emails. :-)
  281. T

    Grande -3/4- day offshore.

    Nice report! Michael! Glad you got one! That's weird they don't have credentials to fish the Islands. What does it take? I know their trips have been pretty full almost every day, but they seem to leave a little late according to AIS. I always see them clearing the point at about 7:30am.
  282. T

    Lupe 2018

    Whatever happens I guarantee you will have a great time. I've been on this trip for the last 8 years with my son and only had one questionable trip with regard to the fishing. November time frame should be much more predictable and better in terms of fishing. The sharks can be a problem at...
  283. T

    Lupe 2018

    I went last year June 29-July 4 on the AA Calstar 5-day. First permitted trip for the boat. Hoping to get the email soon that we can go this year because everything else is looking a little dismal. Either way, I'm not too worried about it. It is a super cool place if you have never been! Seems...
  284. T

    United Composites CX70 Raptor and Viper

    He'll like those! Nice fades. Love the color combos.
  285. T

    PQ Limits BFT 60-90#

    Jesus! A day to remember for sure! You paid your dues and I'm sure you would do it all over again with a payoff like that! Great job! Way to stick with it!
  286. T

    PSFL and Tuna Coast

    Let's go!
  287. T

    PSFL and Tuna Coast

    Wow! that looks like fun! Those snapper look delicious! The sushi looks great too! Thanks for the report!
  288. T

    PSFL and Tuna Coast

    Did you catch anything?
  289. T

    White Throop Tiger

    I like it! Very nice and understated. Goes well with the white blank.
  290. T

    Penn Torque 25 Cabela deal

    I just bought one! Great deal. I was wanting the 25N, but can't pass that up. Thanks for sharing!
  291. T

    I Think I'm Going To Need a Bigger Boat

    That's really nice! Never seen one quite like that. I like the bait pump setup too. Thinking out of the box.
  292. T

    Fathers Day Fishing

    That's a great Father's Day! Thanks for sharing.
  293. T

    PQ Limits BFT 60-90#

    Nice report Roger! You picked the right day! :D
  294. T

    Had a stroke..back home....luckiest man alive..please read

    Happy Father's Day! I'm sure a great day for you. Thanks for sharing.
  295. T

    Saturday 6/17 226 302 371 got one

    It's a zoo out there! Only gonna get worse. Where do all these people come from? Glad you got one. Great report! Nice job!
  296. T

    Bluefin What We Saw 6/15/18

    Now that! a new take on a no fish report! Nice job on the video! You'll get 'em next time!
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    Well, thanks for giving us all something to shoot for. :D
  298. T


    Hey Bill! How many rods do you have? My God! You get a new one every week! I don't think anyone can touch your quiver! Every one of them is bad ass!
  299. T

    Coronado's 6/13, San Diego

    Solid trip and good idea to beat the crowds! Thanks for the report.
  300. T

    Mahilini is back

    Man! That took a long time! Been wondering if they would ever get back out. Then I saw the Grande move over to the 3/4 trips at H&M. I thought her fate was sealed.
  301. T

    SPJ Socal Yellow 06/2018

    That's a good start.
  302. T

    CX76 Centaur for Jeff

    Another Masterpiece Jim! Jeff's gonna be one happy guy!
  303. T

    RP 3 Day Trip Report

    Great report Doug! The smiles say it all for your son. He's hooked and you are roped into more and longer trips with him in the future. Started about the same age with my son and he is now 18 and we will soon be on our annual 5 day trip together again. Good times! Looking forward to the day he...
  304. T


    That's a beauty! Love the colors and the fade!
  305. T

    Royal Star Black Water 7 Day - October

    I've been on the boat several times and love the layout with all 2 man staterooms. They are serious fishermen and attract that type of customer. I would say their fish handling is the best of any boat in the fleet. Superior product in every respect. I can't believe more people have not chimed in...
  306. T

    Tuna Science 6-10 2018 report (video)

    Nice touch with the bullet pointer!
  307. T

    Liberty-Nados-6/7. Limits and SLUGS eatn PLUGS

    Great report Michael! Those are some good ones! It's gonna be a parking lot out there this weekend! Looks like an OCT jig? Love that boat and the light load makes it an epic trip!
  308. T

    Which color works best?

    Trees, shrubs, flowers and match the hatch as they say.
  309. T

    No. of anglers on boat - How important?

    Gauging the number of passengers on a boat is a little like measuring a boat. Just 2 or 3 more passengers makes a big difference in the way the boat fishes. Just like 2-3 feet in a boat makes it seem much larger.
  310. T

    Ensenada Long Range Fishing Charter

    That's interesting. What kind of boat is it. Never heard of long range out of Ensenada.
  311. T

    6/4/18 Redemption

    Nice report. There's some good yellows mixed in with the little ones at the islands. Would be nice if those BFT would just bite for a second! Come On!
  312. T

    Meet Sticky Business V my new to me 2320

    Congratulations John! Sweet boat! Are you planning on adding anything? What power do you have?
  313. T

    FREE Stainless BBQ

    If Chad brings his dog to help, I'll be next in line. :D
  314. T

    Murder in Bay of LA

    That's just tragic. What a senseless act! My heart goes out to their friends and family...RIP.
  315. T

    United Composites US80MH "Deathstroke"

    Great looking rod Jim! Love the color combo and the fade is off the charts!
  316. T

    SOLD GG6480 Perfect (price reduced)

    Bad ass rods! Someone needs to buy this before I do! I don't need it!
  317. T

    Flat fall - Shimano factory hook replacement

    That looks great and seems to be the best way to do it. Is that the stock hook? I've seen some evidence of those breaking. Thanks for the informative post!
  318. T

    Flat fall - Shimano factory hook replacement

    How did you replace them? with a single hook and split ring? Welded ring? Spectra with two hooks? Both? I've seen several. Wondering how you did it?
  319. T

    Chris Webber Breathes a Little Sigh of Relief

    I'm sure Adam Silver was on the phone calling for a JR drug test after this game! He made several bonehead plays.
  320. T

    Chris Webber Breathes a Little Sigh of Relief

    Because it's a judgement call on the floor during the pace of the game and in any other circumstance it cannot be changed. They reviewed the call to see if James was in the circle which he was clearly outside of. Judgement calls have never been subject to review, but they changed the rule for...
  321. T

    Chris Webber Breathes a Little Sigh of Relief

    What about the charge/block call? Cavs got robbed on that. That rule will be changed. Mark my words.
  322. T

    What's the vibe on the Royal Star Blackwater trip late June?

    Go! Just like everyone else said, it's one of the best boats in the fleet with some of the best crew. Been on several trips with them. All were exceptional in every respect. Randy is a Bluefin magnet if he runs the trip. They are all excellent fishermen though. I have also seen the above "crew...
  323. T

    Great time on the Tomahawk!!

    Great Report Lori! Glad you got to pull on one of those beasts! Tomahawk is certainly establishing a name for themselves quickly. Need to hop on this year with my son.
  324. T

    5:25 Back Bay new boat!

    Their smiles tell the story! Great pics! Nice boat too!
  325. T

    Passport required

    I would try to ask if the picture will fly. Couldn't hurt, but I doubt it.
  326. T

    My lake record smallmouth!!

    That's the biggest smallmouth I have ever seen. Pretty good first post I would say! Welcome to BD!
  327. T

    Liberty 3/4 offshore report. Bluefin!!!!!!

    Great job! Love that boat and crew! Glad you got on 'em. Solid fish too.
  328. T

    BTG90J Mag for Anthony

    That's Awesome! Thanks Jim! He's gonna love that. He won't put it down...I can promise you that! He wouldn't fish bait if you paid him!
  329. T

    LJ 4/21/18

    Nice rudder on that yellow! The boy's smile says it all. Great job getting out with your son. That's a fishing buddy for life.
  330. T

    Saturday April 21 First Launch of the Year..

    There shall be no porn on this site! That's porn! Nice ass though!
  331. T

    Olive Branch Nightmare.....

    Uh Oh Jim! Anthony wants that basket weave now! JK. That's awesome! Love the 800M that you made for me!
  332. T

    La Jolla-March 30th

    Hope that red tastes good! Sorry about your phone and the rod. That sucks! some days are like that. You'll get 'em next time!
  333. T

    3/24 Fisherman lll After the Rain

    This report sucks without pics of Katie! Hell, you took great pics of everything else! I would also like the height, weight and a general description of personality since you seem pretty good at the details. JK! Way to get out in questionable conditions! Great report!
  334. T


    I'm in Eagles 25 Pats 23
  335. T

    Constitution PV 2/21

    I'll be there next week on the Success! Can't wait! Will report back for you guys when I return.
  336. T

    Silent Jim Intrepid 15 Day Report

    Great report Dave! Thanks!
  337. T

    It's Trevor time!!

    That's Awesome Mike! I had not seen that. Brought a smile to my face and a little tear to my eye. I will always remember Hell's Bells as Trevor's song! Many games I have attended included that song and we all knew that it was game over! Well deserved!
  338. T

    "Am I shot?' 'Oh f**k yeah!'"

    That's Awesome! Thanks for sharing Debi!
  339. T

    2007 Parker 2320 fully rigged.Mint! (SOLD!)

    Somebody's gonna get a nice boat and become friends with one of Southern California's best fisherman. What would you guys say being part of the "in crowd" with Billy is worth? Good luck with the sale Billy! Love your reports.
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    Excellent report Joe! You are a great writer! I will be down there next month and hope to catch my PB as well. Thanks again!
  341. T

    424 & 319 off Loreto

    Awesome catches no matter how you look at it! Thanks for posting Basil!
  342. T

    RIP Molly

    Wow! What a bummer. Glad you were with her all the way to the end. I'm sure that was a comfort to her before she passed. RIP Molly! Godspeed!
  343. T

    24 Skipjack Open converted to pilothouse - less than 20k

    That's nice! Looks like a great deal. Thanks for sharing.
  344. T

    Chaos at the Ridge!!! 2017 "Redneck Rodeo" | 7-Day | Royal Star

    Great video! Thanks for sharing! Love Paul and the boys!
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    New Years Bluefin

    Beautiful fish there! Congrats and Happy New Year to you!
  346. T

    Water therapy 12/26

    Sorry to hear about your Cousin Cody. Prayers to yourself and the entire family. There is no better therapy than fishing. My mom had Alzheimer's for a long time. She was in a Nursing Home for more than 6 years until she passed in 2014. I fished a lot during that time. Almost exclusively alone...
  347. T

    Patriots themed Phenix spinner....

    Nice job Jim! There are a few Patriots fans on here that will probably wish they were first! Beautiful!
  348. T

    F*&#, Freezer died!

    Damn! 6 months old? That really sucks! Maybe you can get compensated by the manufacturer in addition to a new freezer?
  349. T

    Please help with Christmas present

    You can't go wrong with this decision! Merry Christmas to you!
  350. T

    Australia trip of a lifetime with Nomad Sportfishing

    Holy crap! I thought I saw a sailboat in the background. Then I realized it was the popper when I zoomed in....Looking forward to your report!
  351. T

    Nebraska Goes Tuna Fishing - Sophomore Edition

    Looking forward to the run up to your trip and the report afterwards Craig! I guess you figured out how to change your screen name. Nebraska it is! Reading your saga last year was really one of the highlights of my Winter! Not sure how you can top those threads, but you're off to a good start...
  352. T

    puerto vallarta with the osuna brothers

    Great detailed report and pics Alan. All good stuff for me as I am headed down in February. Thanks!
  353. T

    Greetings from the abyss.. Best time to fish Puerto Vallarta

    Hopefully, February 7-12. That's when I will be there. :D I will report back.
  354. T

    2 Day Colonet question

    Yep. I would do a 1 1/2 day or 2 1/2 if you can. IMO it's a waste of $$ to do a 2 day to Colonet.
  355. T

    Late Report LJ Thanksgiving Hali (Video)

    Great job! Your patience paid off! Way to go! Cool under pressure.
  356. T

    Calstar BTG270-8H and BTG670

    That spiral looks good enough to eat!
  357. T

    Selling tackle

    I never sell anything! I have my dad's stuff from when I was a kid and all of the stuff that I have bought for me and my kid to fish up to 5 day trips which we go on every year. Call it sentimental value or whatever. I guess I'm a hoarder, but there are some good memories that come to mind when...
  358. T

    Bluefin Still Biting for the Liberty

    Great report! Love that boat. Taro, Sarah and crew are awesome!
  359. T

    Solo Swordfish

    From JD's Big Game website: Back to Huntington Harbor by 2:30--- after stopping off in Avalon, Catalina to see if he could weigh the fish-- sorry scales were closed for the season--- He'd have to run down to Newport's BAC to weigh it or just give it a good estimate-- a little smaller fish than...
  360. T

    Solo Swordfish

    I agree! You are the king of deep drop now! How can anyone get tired of swordfish reports! Keep 'em coming! Great job Frank!
  361. T

    Hump Day something that used to be on here LOTS

    Unfortunately, I lost my password to the splitfin forum. I sure miss BOTD! I say we bring it back! Thanks for brightening my day!
  362. T

    60 mile Bank and Beyond - 11/29/17

    Great report and pics Dave! It's always sweeter when you find your own! You killed it! Excellent job! That sushi looks delicious!
  363. T

    Is this jackpot eligible?

    What's the record for Yellowtail Tuna?
  364. T

    BloodyDecks avitar&s

    Fix it! I pay good money to be on here! :D
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    Talica 12 question

  366. T

    Prowler 11/26/17

    Every picture tells a story! Thanks for sharing!
  367. T

    Relentless bluefin bite!!

    Good work Cody! Paying it forward at its best! Solid fish!
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    Tuna at the nipple 11-24

    Great report Tony! Looks like a nipple to me! Way to find your own fish. Excellent job! Processed fish always comes out better and keeps longer.
  369. T

    Liberty 1.5 day 11-25 to 11-27

    Great report and Pics Brian! Solid fish for sure. Congrats!
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    New Lo An 11/18: Bluefin Tuna Trip of a Lifetime. GO NOW!!!!!!

    Great job Shelton! Your report is certainly one of the most entertaining that I have read on here! It was meant to be! Congratulations to you and your family! Happy Thanksgiving!
  371. T

    O95 11/16

    You should have tipped the crew something....I will leave it at that.
  372. T

    3 day Shogun and Vagabond trips

    Steve's suggestion is a good one. That's what I would do. That will give you a better shot at good fishing and you will have the option of Guadalupe on both boats.
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    37 BFT over 150 lbs on a 1.5 day- Aztec 11/17/17

    Great report Andy! Epic trip for sure! You picked the right day and the right boat. Congratulations!
  374. T

    Black Friday

    Only if you're a schmedium.
  375. T

    11/14 O95 BITINGGG

    Shirtless in November! Gotta love that! Sounds like an epic trip! Thanks for sharing. Great pics.
  376. T

    Larry Brown 10 day on the Intrepid

    Great report Kevin! I hope to be in your shoes if February when I take my first cow trip to PV. My PB is also just 75 lbs., but like yourself I have lots of experience. Looking forward to part 2! Thanks!
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    Shark VS Spearfisherman – Adventure Club Video

    Wow! I don't know what else to say....That's crazy!
  378. T

    The Largest Bluefin Tuna Ever Caught on Spinning Gear

    Holy crap! Thanks for sharing.
  379. T

    Fishing Cedros Island with Cedros Sportfishing Recap Video + Photos

    That looks awesome! Rosie is definitely a class act! I will look into this for next year with the family. I think it would be a great time for us! BTW saw the write up on you in the UT about the Black & Blue tournament. I bet you're going back next year! :)
  380. T

    2017 Excel Merritt 10 Day

    Awesome trip for you Mark! Trip of a lifetime to be sure! Great job! Excellent report as well. Congrats!
  381. T

    11/11/17 Great line-up of FREE UFC fights on FS1!!

    That is a pretty good card for Fight Night! All the old guys! Might have to surf between the football games and the fights.
  382. T

    Guadalupe report- Shogun Nov 4-10

    Great job Mike! Excellent report! Good on you for handing fish off to your brother.
  383. T

    Is Yeti worth the cost ?

    This is a good test. Check it out.
  384. T

    Pelagic Gear - 16 Day trip on the Excel ... Nov. 24- Dec. 10 Roll Call

    Sounds like it should be a great trip for you guys! Good luck Soda and everyone else on the trip. Thanksgiving Dinner on the Big X sounds like a good time to me! Go get 'em!
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    Tree Buck!

    That's pretty sick!
  386. T

    June 5 day

    I go on a 5 day every year from June 29-July 4 on the AA. Always a great trip and you never know what you are going to find. My son also goes and caught his PB Bluefin 114#'s 4 years ago. This year he caught a 116# YFT at Guadalupe. Also his PB. There can be weather, but we have been fortunate...
  387. T

    Intrepid weights in....

    Great trip for Intrepid! Congrats to Sam, the crew and everyone on the trip!
  388. T

    1.5 day trip on..... The Liberty or Old Glory???

    Liberty is generally a 3/4 day boat down here, but Taro is a seasoned long range Captain and his crew is top notch! Looks like it will be a light load so get a bunk in the bow since I think those are bigger. I concur that New Lo Ann should be your other choice. Post a report either way. Good luck!
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    big baller brand

    Good question!
  390. T

    United Composites CX76 Viper for Romel

    Nice fade Jim! Like the colors too! Good luck Romel! Looks like you should be able to put it to the test! I'm sure you are excited!
  391. T

    The "San Diego" 11/6. YELLAS !

    Great report Ray! Glad you had a great trip. Love the San Diego! Beautiful day out there and yellows to boot in November!
  392. T

    South and Solo - 11/6

    That makes sense with all the sailboats headed South right now. sorry about the rope experience. That's pretty scary! Sounds like a Pen Boat tow rope.
  393. T

    South and Solo - 11/6

    Looks like you picked a great day to be on the water sans the yellows, bluefin and the rope. Great pics! Did you call the Coast Guard about the rowboat? Thanks for posting.
  394. T

    Jim Morrison weave completed

    Wow! You sir, are a master craftsman! Beautiful!
  395. T

    Oside-95 11/5 report Bluefin

    Great report! Love your analogies. Solid! Glad you had a good trip.
  396. T

    American Angler off the water report

    Great report Austin! Guadalupe is gorgeous isn't it? Great pics and awesome sunset pic! Glad you had fun! Sounds like you did well! Love the AA! Thank you!
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    Anyone need something out of cali or oregon?

    Can you bring us some Albacore? :D
  398. T

    Catchy Tackle 15 day on the Intrepid.

    Great report Brian! Short and to the point providing some valuable information for those going soon! I watched the reports every day for this trip it looked epic! I did not know that you guys went to the Buffer Zone. Sounds like the Bank will be a parking lot soon. :D Thanks again! See you...
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    Laguna Swordfish 10/23

    Boy! That gets the blood boiling! Great picture!
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    1 hour limit 10/23

    Quality bugs right there Cody! You're having a nice year! Great job!
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    Good bluefin 10/17

    You certainly make a valid point there! :D Good call!
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    Good luck Craig! Should be an epic trip for you! Please post a report and pics upon your return. :D
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    I suppose that a 6 month old calf is a good sign. They are reproducing. Often when threatened with extinction, other animals have proved to stop reproducing. This may be a sign that there is plenty of food and habitat available. We just need to stop the gillnets! I wish them luck in their effort...
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    Christmas comes early.. 76 Raptor and 76 Predator by Moon.

    Those are clean! love the black and white! I'm sure you are stoked!
  405. T

    Yellowfin Tuna on a Jon boat-two at a time

    Solid Corey! Love the controlled chaos of fishing solo! WTG! Great video!
  406. T

    8 Day on the AA

    Great report Chris! Thanks for the information! My favorite boat and my new favorite island after being there in July on the AA. Glad you had a nice trip. Weather looks awesome!
  407. T

    United Composites CE900 Del Mar

    Great job JT! Beautiful fade! I'm liking those Winn grips. Badass rod!
  408. T

    It's October ... What to do? Just keep skipping Just Keep Skipping...

    Great job guys! Nice to see the Jihad back on the water! Excellent report Brett
  409. T

    RP 10/3-13. Fall variety with a bonus

    Great report Blake! Thanks for sharing. Love that island!
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    They are due in Saturday morning and they are already off Colonet according to Marine Traffic. They are also doing only 6.4 knots and have been slow for 2 days.
  411. T

    Intrepid Catchy Tackle 15 day Oct. 14 Early Check-In

    I'll be watching this trip...Hoping for the best for you guys. Good luck Soda!
  412. T

    10/7 Big Bluefin on Flat Fall @ SCI

    I hate flat fall fishing too because I have never caught one on any of the 20 jigs that I have! I'll keep trying after your post though! Great job and excellent information!
  413. T

    Kryskowiak: NCAA Scandal not Surprising

    ...and that is probably a good thing! Need a more even playing field.
  414. T

    Kryskowiak: NCAA Scandal not Surprising

    I'm telling you...and you probably already know that this will get much bigger with the FBI involved! NCAA probably knows and they could be charged too! This could change the whole landscape of college athletics!
  415. T

    Kryskowiak: NCAA Scandal not Surprising

    This may become a lot bigger than it is now! I don't think Utah or SDSU have anything to worry about. It's the teams like those mentioned that are perennial sweet 16's that can't quite get there. Not sure how Tony Bland got caught up in this, but I am confident that his tenure at SDSU was clean...
  416. T

    Fun times Vendetta 10/7

    Collar hooked dean? Hmmmm. Never tried that before with a dean, only chovies. Great report! Thanks for sharing.
  417. T

    Voyager October 2nd

    Solid trip! Thanks for the report!
  418. T

    The Steal of the NBA Draft

    You were spot on with that. I remember when they drafted him, you said he would be a great pick. Looks like you were right at this point!
  419. T

    AA 7 day Sept. 23 to 30th.

    Love that boat and crew. Glad you guys had a good trip. I think Guadalupe might have been the right choice. Excel just got back from a 10 day to the Ridge and had a tough trip.
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    Rpt.-10-03-17 Tanner Brute Tails+Bluefin.

    Great report as always Cory! Great job on the tails!
  421. T

    Now that the Chargers have moved. Are you hate watching?

    Yes! I hate watch, but only on Red Zone where they don't get credit for the ratings! :D F... Spanos! It's been the best season ever for me!
  422. T

    1st 6 Day on the RP

    Great report! I was there in early July for the first time. What a beautiful place it is! There are definitely some bruiser yellows and yft there! Can't wait to get back!
  423. T

    Five Star Fish Processing

    700 pounds? What trip were you on? This does not make sense.
  424. T

    Prayers to all in Las Vegas

    I'm speechless....prayers to the victims and their families.
  425. T

    LR Boats JP.

    I understand that and I did not say that he was bitching. Sorry if it came off like that. I did say that many people take the jackpot too seriously. I was not trying to single him out. Carry on....
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    LR Boats JP.

    I think most boats weigh the fish on the boat and go by that weight. They then gill and gut tuna before they go in the RSW. Not super precise, but a better product at the dock. I have no problem with it and caught a PB 75 lb. bluefin on the RS that earned 2nd place this way.1st place was 82.5...
  427. T

    San juanito on fire!!

    Wow! Great pics and nice fish! Can't wait for my trip to PV in February!
  428. T

    Deck boot recommendations

    I have a pair of the old Xtra Tuffs in the 11 inch boot. They were too heavy and not real comfortable. So, I bought a pair of the new 6 inch short boots this year and love them! They are very light and comfortable. They can get water in them from hoses and scuppers on the big boats, but I think...
  429. T

    3.5 Day on the SA 80 on Wednesday

    Bring it if you have it. They will likely try for the big ones for at least a day.
  430. T

    Ranger 85 Reporting In

    I had the right numbers! I win! :D
  431. T

    Ranger 85 Reporting In

    No way they gilled and gutted that fish! I'll say 354lbs.
  432. T

    Ranger 85 Reporting In

    Holy Crap! That's the best I have heard of so far in SoCal waters! Pics please... :D
  433. T

    Beautiful Boat

    Ok, I've only looked at this thread 5 times today. What a cool boat! Great job Scott! Love that hull too!
  434. T

    The Reel Brothers fishing Yellowfin Dorado & Skipjack 9/[email protected]

    Sounds like you were in the same area as the boat that capsized. Did you hear about that? Nice report as always. Thanks!
  435. T

    Distress calls yesterday 9/15 Southwest of Coronado Islands

    I see what happened now and I thank Chuck for chiming in to give his explanation. A very unfortunate incident for all involved, but I don't think a crime was committed here. I'm glad everyone is safe.
  436. T

    Beautiful Boat

    That thing is sick! Awesome boat! Thanks for sharing.
  437. T

    371 9-14-17 Just slightly stupid...

    Nice report and cool video! Thanks for sharing.
  438. T

    Circus in la jolla 9/15

    As some have already said on here, Friday seems to be the new Saturday. Always tons of boats out! Great report and nice fish!
  439. T

    Hot Chicks

    Yes sir! Nice fish too! :D
  440. T

    BD on Fox News

    It's amazing how far this site has come in a pretty short period of time!
  441. T

    Royal Star 15/12 or Intrepid 16

    Holy crap guys! Both are great boats and both have great crews. I've been on both multiple times. You really can't go wrong either way and there are many good arguments here. Leave Wahoodad alone! He has his opinion and he stated it. He is a great contributor to this site and I, for one, have...
  442. T

    Looks like my parking job (Bow Thrusters?)

    Dude! that's messed up! Pretty funny though.
  443. T

    New 2018 Parker 2320

    That's badass! Dig the dual screens! Have fun!
  444. T

    9/5 Ass kicking and a half and a PB

    Solid! Great report! Glad you guys had a great trip! Cherish those memories with your dad! Congrats on the PB!
  445. T

    LIMITS (60) Bluefin 90-160lb on the Ranger 85 1.5 day

    I wonder if they charged you $0.95/lb because the boat is not a long range boat on the regular schedule or if their prices went up...again? Still worth it to have it processed though.
  446. T

    Charter Boat Real Viking Burns

    What would you suggest? Just asking....
  447. T

    LIMITS (60) Bluefin 90-160lb on the Ranger 85 1.5 day

    Awesome! Thanks for the report! Guess I better pack the heavy gear for my girlfriend's company trip on the Tribute Saturday. She's gonna get worked if she hooks one of those!
  448. T

    Olive Tree.....

    Jesus Jim! Your creativity is off the charts! So sick!
  449. T


    Both coaches were on the hot seat coming into this game. Kevin Sumlin's seat just got a little hotter. :D
  450. T

    Thursday La Jolla Fog.

    Fog is absolutely my biggest fear without radar...even with radar it makes my butt pucker. I can handle seas and wind within reason. Fog scares the shit out of me! Especially at night.
  451. T

    2300 cc project

    Very nice boat! Sounds like you have a good plan to dial it in for the West Coast. Good luck!
  452. T

    New Lo-An nails big BFT 8/31

    Great story Bruce! You'll remember that for a while! :D I've loved that boat since I was a snot nosed kid running around down there,
  453. T

    "SO-COW" Video (follow up on 2 1/2 cow post) Pics Heavy!!

    I saw Billy at the end of that! No surprise there. When was this? Great job guys! You guys make the rest of us look stupid!
  454. T

    Seahawks RCLB80L

    Awesome Jim!
  455. T

    G-lupe intel ??

    Shogun was there until the 26th (I think) with lot's of sign and very few bites for both Tuna and yellows. RS is on their way. Tim is Captain. So, look for detailed reports. :D
  456. T

    Prowler two day - Aug 25-27 - I hate bft

    Great report and great pics. Love that pic of Buzz in the corner! Dude can fish! Thanks for sharing!
  457. T

    Outer Limits Huge Bluefin Epic Drone Footage

    Great video of the end game. So much can go wrong there. Glad you guys got him! Sounds like an epic trip! Thanks for sharing!
  458. T

    More African Safari pictures

    Wow Soda! Those are great pictures! Looks like a wonderful time! Bucket list for sure!
  459. T

    Pacific Queen 2.5 day Aug 24-27

    Nice report! Very informative for those going soon. Glad you had fun.
  460. T

    5 Day Cooler Challange

    Pretty cool! Thanks for sharing. I thought they were going to do the AO coolers too. Interested in those for my PV trip in February.
  461. T

    Horseshoe Same Day Report 08/20

    That's a big Sculpin! Nice job Dan!
  462. T

    Total eclipse tuna

    Nice job Cody! Congrats on the solo fish. Excellent work! Always feels better when you do it by yourself.
  463. T

    Labor Day 2 day charter San Diego Only few spots left on the Eclipse

    Thanks for clearing that up Eric.
  464. T

    Labor Day 2 day charter San Diego Only few spots left on the Eclipse

    Ok. So, how much is the tip? How the hell are we supposed to know how much to tip before the trip?
  465. T

    Labor Day 2 day charter San Diego Only few spots left on the Eclipse

    That is a little strange. I know this guy honored some charters that were screwed when Mark had to sell the boat, but yeah...that does not make sense. I thought these guys would do well, then I see this crap! This is BS and needs to stop for anyone to ride the boat!
  466. T

    Knot Pullers for Spectra and Hooks - $20 - $30 (Models A and C Available)

    I've had mine for 2 seasons and they are great! Great seller! Really fast shipping and very reasonably priced and high quality. Buy them! You won't be disappointed!
  467. T

    The one that got away, a fish tale.....

    That's a great story and you will remember it for the rest of your life. Nice try! That's a long battle and I have a similar story with a swordfish on 25 pound for 8 hours. Best fishing memory of my life!
  468. T

    JRI Custom Lures 3 day on the Vagabond 13th-16th

    Looks like a great trip! Thanks for the report.
  469. T

    8-17-17 Coronados bloody Thursday! Bluefin tuna yellowtail oh my!

    Dude! I want your job! You fish every day! Great job! Those are some nice fish. Not the little yellows that I have seen lately at the Islands. Great report!
  470. T

    eagles claw!

    Wow! That's awesome. Glad your friend wasn't hurt.
  471. T

    US 80 Monster for Michael

    I want one of those! Maybe two! The kid wants one too. I'll hit you up soon Jim! I would have never even thought of that color combo, but it's pretty cool! Almost, but not quite murdered out. I love the fade too.
  472. T

    DQ'd @ the 2017 WTC

    I respect the class act that you were in this situation. After all, it's a fishing tournament that is designed to raise money for charity even though the teams are very serious about the goal of winning. Also good on the WTC for making things right for you in a bad situation. Sorry it went down...
  473. T

    Catalina same day report 8/13

    You'll never be able to wipe that smile off of his face. Great job dad! Way to break him in!
  474. T

    Can You Say "Road Trip?"

    That looks like a great time! Great pics too! Thanks for posting! Bucket list for sure on all levels. Such diversity up there!
  475. T

    Coast Guard rescues fisherman who fell overboard 70-miles off Point Loma

    If you think about it, this guy probably fell over in the grey light. You are right! he is very lucky that someone saw him go over!
  476. T

    Coast Guard rescues fisherman who fell overboard 70-miles off Point Loma

    Yeah, that makes sense. I understand why they want everything off the deck. That boat is going faster the 5 knots. I think that they prefer faster to control their hover. I've heard more like 15 knots is the preferred range or whatever the boat will do.
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    Coast Guard rescues fisherman who fell overboard 70-miles off Point Loma

    That boat sure looks clean! Where's all the fishing Gear? Do they make them move it off the deck when they do this? I wonder how he fell overboard? He's lucky that someone saw him go over! Sounds like it was in the grey light. Not sure if the boat was under way or not. I'd be interested in...
  478. T

    My Son's first surf fish/halibut***

    That's a great picture of him! Looks like it counts to me! Good job!
  479. T

    Montana trip......I'm baaaack! (Long report / Pic Heavy)

    Wow! That is awesome scenery! What a great report! I'm pretty sure you are hooked.
  480. T

    UC US 76HP

    That's cool! Solid color combination! Nice job!
  481. T

    7 Day Spirit of Adventure . . . 1st Timer . . . 7/27/2017- 8/3/2017. . . EPIC!!!

    Wow! Great report on the last minute trip of a lifetime. I have always wanted to ride that boat!
  482. T

    Hope this is over (man up)

    Well good! There you have it! Carry on....
  483. T

    Wanna buy my son a ticket

    Yes. The Mexican limit is 5 for yellowtail and yft. 2 for bft and Dorado.
  484. T

    Wanna buy my son a ticket

    The key to the above post is that most of the fish being caught are under 10 pounds. Sorry for the confusion.
  485. T

    Wanna buy my son a ticket

    FYI. Having booked the Condor, you will need to call the processor of your choice and have them meet you at the dock if you want that option. However, to my knowledge the processors will not process any yellowtail or tuna under 10 pounds. Call around to Fisherman's Processing, 5 Star, Mario's...
  486. T

    Komodo virus protection

    I have avast free version. No problems in 6 years or so.
  487. T

    Diawa Pacific 8/7

    Great report! Good to hear you had a nice day. Better than working!
  488. T

    I Need Deck Boots ASAP

    Good job Gerry! I had a pair I was going to offer too, but they were size 13.
  489. T

    1960 Cadillac Coupe Deville

    That's bitchen! Good luck!
  490. T

    New Lo An Report Aug 4-6

    That last pic is what offshore fishing is all about! Amazing! Nice Calico too!
  491. T

    I Need Deck Boots ASAP

    What size do you wear?
  492. T

    Chief Sportfishing?

    That's great info! Thanks again for the report and pics Doug! Looks like a good time! My son won a 2 1/2 day in September in a raffle from the local tackle shop and I have been hesitant to book it for both of us. Do you know where Jake came from?
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    Is the Shelter Island Boat Launch Open or Not?

    Yeah, it's a cluster on weekends! Wives trying to back the trailer down, solo guys who don't dock and get the truck out of the way in a timely manner. It all leads to long lines and a lot of frustration....Hard to even watch! I would think about launching in Mission Bay and coming around the...
  494. T

    8/6 out of MB

    Nice Dorado! Way to go!
  495. T

    Is the Shelter Island Boat Launch Open or Not?

    I've been down there just to watch a few times and it's tough to even watch some people! I was there with the wife and the dog one Saturday and I had to take the dog over to the beach because I couldn't handle it anymore! :confused:
  496. T

    Chief Sportfishing?

    Good to know. Thanks for that. Good luck on your next trip. Please post a report if you have time.
  497. T

    Chief Sportfishing?

    I would like to have some first hand reports on the boat too. I know that Chris left and the counts have been a little disappointing. Their 2 1/2 that returned this morning did pretty well though.
  498. T

    Big YTs 8-4 Late Report Vid and Pics

    That's a great report! Excellent job putting your son on some nice fish! He'll remember that for a while!
  499. T

    Oside 8-3 and 8-4

    Hot dogs at sea for lunch! Awesome! Nice fish too!
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    8/3 hidden area

    Nice boat and Great report! How was the ramp at SI?
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    Fishing after abdominal surgery?

    It's doable. I went on a 5 day 6 weeks after umbilical hernia surgery. It sounds like your surgery was more extensive. So, you will feel it. You will notice that you get tired quick pulling on fish. Just pace yourself and enjoy being on the ocean. I guess it makes a difference too if you are...
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    Great report! Love that boat! Taro runs a tight ship and Sarah is awesome! Crew is always very helpful and the bunks are genius on a 3/4 day. Glad you had a great day with mom! Wish I could still fish with my mom!
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    Intrepid's Kevin Osborne

    Damn! I was just wondering about his future on Intrepid last night! Sorry to see him go. He's a great guy. I will miss him. He made Sam Moore into a hell of a Captain. I was on Sam's first trip and he has come a long way!
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    Down south 7/21 on Pride, WFO yellows

    Doesn't get much better than that! Open bar tab and WFO fishing!!?? Holy crap! Thanks for sharing!
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    Thank you ECLIPSE sportfishing

    That's awesome! Thanks for sharing. I see a bright future for Eric and the Eclipse!
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    Pig's out there

    You guys suck! Give us back our Albacore!
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    That's a great report from a seasoned fisherman! You really hit home with what long range fishing is all about. Thank you!
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    We totally suck so don't get any ideas!

    LMFAO! I've been waiting for a report like this about the kite! Thanks for your honesty. Keep trying! You'll get them next time! Great report!
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    2 1/2 COW and a record breaking 285lbs BFT!

    There goes Billy again! Damn! you guys got it dialed! Great job and I'm hungry!
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    Ken's Custom Reels Trip, American Angler

    Great report and my favorite boat and crew! The Best!
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    Nonsmoking Party Boats?

    Wait...the crew is smoking in the cabin? That's not cool! I smoke, but I am very careful to smoke at the stern or on the downwind side of the boat and never close to the cabin doors, let alone in the cabin!
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    New Mexican curveball.

    I think this is new. I just got off the AA 5-day to Guadalupe and we had to send pics of our passports to the office a few days before departure. I thought it was just for Guadalupe. Where are you going and what boat?
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    American Angler Calstar 5-Day 6-29 to 7-4

    No, not to my knowledge. That's too much for me after a long day 6 am-8:30 pm on deck fishing. I know a couple of guys tried it, but never heard of any caught. The current was mostly non-existent in the areas that we anchored up for the night. The crew did catch a tank of bait though.
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    American Angler Calstar 5-Day 6-29 to 7-4

    Just to update my comment about the poppers. Anthony was using the Yozuri Bull Popper in Sardine color. I believe Jordan was using the blue mackerel color in the same series. These are 6.5 inches long and 80 grams I think. Sorry for the confusion. Nobody tried the bigger Halco poppers, but I...
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    American Angler Calstar 5-Day 6-29 to 7-4

    Thanks guys! bring some poppers if you're going. We had 4 or 5 tuna bites on the smaller ones. Anthony was using the Halco in the flying fish color. Nobody tried the Bull Poppers.
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    American Angler Calstar 5-Day 6-29 to 7-4

    Day 1: Got signed in and left the dock at 9:45 am for Guadalupe Island! The stars aligned for us on this trip as this would be the first permitted trip to Guadalupe for the AA. We got a great load of bait at Everingham Bros. and cleared the point at 11:30 am headed to check-in at Ensenada with...
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    We suck. 6/27 and 6/28 report

    Great report Ali! You had to lose a couple at some point.12 for 12 is just stupid! It's all about preparation though! Saw you at Squidco today reloading! I was the tall guy that said hi. :-) Anyhow, we were getting last minute stuff for our trip to Guadalupe on the AA tomorrow. Will report when...
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    Shogun 5 Day

    Leaving tomorrow on the AA 5-day with my son. I am very excited to see the island. It's a long haul for a 5-day. So, the window is short and I know the fishing was not good in April and May. Mike Lackey is there on the Vagabond now. So, we should get some intel from him on areas to fish. I will...
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    Liberty 3/4 day Monday 6/26/17

    Great job Mike! Love that boat too!
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    RP update - wahoo at the Rocks

    Headed for the 'Lupe tomorrow on the AA! Can't wait! I hope the fishing is better than it has been there. Weather looks great!
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    Heres something you don't see every day....

    I've always wanted to try that boat, but they are always sold out way in advance. That's pretty impressive though!
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    San Diego boat suggestions

    Offshore is a few tuna and rat yellows if you find the right kelp paddy. Islands is yellowtail first and rockfish if the yellows are not in the mood. Not much chance at a WSB. I have lived and fished here for 50 years and never caught one, but I don't target them either. It will likely be...
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    San Diego boat suggestions

    Liberty out of Fisherman's Landing in Point Loma or the San Diego out of Seaforth Sportfishing in Mission Bay. Both are 3/4 day boats and fish 5am-5:00pm. Both will usually stay out longer. They are class operations and you won't be disappointed in either. Liberty has bunks for $10 that you can...
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    6\23 late and short report

    Billy's a damn good fisherman and he has a really nice Parker! Just sayin'.
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    6/21 3/4 day san diego seaforth coronado 10yt rough am COLD!

    Thanks for the timely report. I've been wondering what's going on there.
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    Why was the Excel at SCI?

    Relax guys! SAC is working on it. I've heard from good sources that they are making progress on Cedros/Benitos. Guadalupe is open if you have permits. Excel does not have permits. Many boats do and it will benefit them if/when the bite turns on. It's slim pickin's out there right now, but that...
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    226-->182 BFT June 14th

    At least you got one! Nice job! Sounds like everyone has been striking out the past week or so. 3/4 boats are shifting to the Islands.
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    Foamers Vid, Report 6-13

    Nice school there! They don't look boat shy either! I saw a couple of guys hook up in the video. Were any landed? Thanks for sharing!
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    65# braid on an SX??

    I meant reel...:-)
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    65# braid on an SX??

    X2. That real is too small for 65. Not enough line capacity.
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    I think the 3/4 boats are fishing offshore more because passengers don't need passports to fish there. If there is a hint of tuna out there, they go offshore because they can sell more spots. Legend is at the Islands today. check the count tonight.
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    Sorry for everyone on the trip! worst news ever!
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    What????!!!!! What happened? Damn that sucks!
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    Heart Break 6-10-17

    My best memories are of a Swordfish that I hooked on 25 pound. I knew that I would never have a chance, but I fought that fish for 8 hours and jumped on a friend's boat and left mine adrift during the fight. We found my boat 6 miles away after I lost the fish. You will certainly always remember...
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    Working on proper mindset for next week.

    I leave with my son June 29th for 5 days on the American Angler. I have the same mindset along with what to bring? I have talked to Lori in the office and things are looking up for Cedros/Benitos, but we could also decide on Guadalupe. All of my tackle is on the kitchen table ready for packing...
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    Muhammad Ali Weave

    Wow! Awesome!
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    5-day trip

    I'm on the AA 5-day leaving the same day. I'm sure we will see you out there. Good luck!
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    Shogun Guadalupe 6-day May 6th 2017

    Things are looking up! Sorry about your trip, but that is way early for good weather and good fishing.
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    Why do you choose to go out?

    Weather and counts, then passenger loads to determine what boat. I have the luxury of living in SD where I can hop on any boat I want at any time. My choices are already narrowed down to a few boats from experience. I always take my son or my girlfriend or both and that is why weather and light...
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    Boom! Did you weigh it? Nice butt!
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    Straight west anybody?

    I was on a 5 day a few years ago on the AA and Sam decided to explore 150-200 miles West with Mike on the Vagabond rather than fish the pens with everyone else. We struck out. Didn't see a fish all day. There were some guys that were pissed about it. I was not one. I appreciated the effort to...
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    3/4 ideas for charter

    Liberty out of Fisherman's Landing in San Diego. Great boat and crew! they have bunks for the ride in and out. You can do offshore without passports for yellows and tuna.
  543. T

    Somali Pirates VS Ship's Private Security Guards

    I think they got 'em. Thanks for sharing!
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    Romo retired??

    Well, he got a pretty sweet deal from CBS taking over for Phil Sims in the booth with Jim Nantz. Get's to work all of the marquee games and no risk of injury. I just wonder what they did with Phil Sims. I always liked him.
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    Josie Lynn Bluefin April 2

    Nice job on the fish, by the way. That's a big one! Thanks for the report!
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    Josie Lynn Bluefin April 2

    Hey Mike, What kind of motors did you put in the boat? We all like a little boat porn if you want to show us....
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    April Fools BFT and rat yellows

    Couldn't ask for a better boat to fish. That is one bad ass fish machine there. At least you got one! Thanks for the report.
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    Do you throw your brother overboard for tuna? Tribute 4/1-4/2 17

    Wow! Dude! That is an epic first post! Memories of a lifetime for your brother and I'm sure dad is very proud of both of you! Good on you to post this for him! Great job! Good Karma is coming your way on your next trip! No need to throw the kid overboard. You might need him later. Welcome to BD!
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    $190 average Charger ticket price

    The article that I read indeed says the capacity is 30,000 and that several thousand tickets were placed on hold for players, opposing teams and community relations and promotional use. The team said that they would look to "free up" as many tickets as possible to satisfy demand. Sorry for the...
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    $190 average Charger ticket price

    They sold out of their Season tickets yesterday. All 30,000 of them.
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    Las Vegas Raiders of Oakland

    I feel for the fans in Oakland. I just went through this with the Chargers. No longer a fan. I actually wanted the Raiders to come here! I used to follow the combine and the draft and everything related to the Chargers. Now, nothing. Padres will suck for years to come and all we have is Aztec...
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    Las Vegas Raiders of Oakland

    This should be interesting....How might the Black Hole react to this for 2 Seasons?
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    Newbie on a 14 day AA - what to bring?

    Alex, Not sure if Lori knows how tall you are, but she should. I ride the boat every year and at 6'4" some of the bunks are a little short. Some bunks are wider than others though. So, you can sleep corner to corner. Something that I'm sure you are familiar with. I'm sure she will hook you up...
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    Jihadist run over by Ex girlfriend

    Wait...what did the dude on the motorcycle run over? I had to ask. Pretty funny though.
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    United Composites Viper and Centaur

    I think he'll be happy with those! You never cease to amaze me Jim!
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    Newbie on a 14 day AA - what to bring?

    Alex, You are on a great boat and everyone from Lori in the office to the Captain and crew of the boat will bend over backwards to make yours the trip of a lifetime. Just call Lori in the office with any questions that are not answered clearly on here and they will do their best to accommodate you.
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    San Clemente Calico Bite was on Point!!!

    Great job on the video! Looks like a great day on the water at SCI. I won't comment on the Charger hat. :D
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    Nine Days and Counting...

    Hey Jim, Did you take any pictures? Those will suffice just this once in lieu of your usual painting. :-)
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    Nine Days and Counting...

    Well shit! I tried....I guess I see why now. Better luck next time! Don't let this trip be your last! I don't think I need to tell you that, but I did.
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    Best tasting wild caught tuna is...

    BFT Sushi, but I love me some Albacore cooked or canned....I think I remember those days. Stupid Washi Googans took 'em. Now we take their kickers. :D JK.
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    Nine Days and Counting...

    Way to make the most of it Jim. I see a report in your future on this particular trip....I'm confident that you'll figure out a way to put it together in fine fashion! If not, I hope you go again because I love your writing style. I concur on the GoFundMe for Nebraska! Not sure where he learned...
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    Nine Days and Counting...

    Always love your reports Jim. There's a reason that Craig's report was so well received. He used your format. Well, you and Picasso are the only two others I know of that use chapters. I'm not sure who used it first, but it sure works well for long trips. I knew your trip was pretty dismal...
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    The adventure begins

    Seems like kinda tough sledding down there this year. No current, sharks, weather and not much in the way of fish wanting to bite. Thanks for the report! Hope you had a great time! Sounds like fun either way. Bucket list for me!
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    Any one see this

    Maybe....let's just keep an eye out for this guy's truck?
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    Nebraska Goes Long Range Fishing - 15 day Intrepid Report

    I have never read a better report Nebraska! I've been following this since your first post. The kindness and respect that everyone showed you renewed my love for this site and the sport itself. I hope you decide to keep doing this because I would love to read more from you. Thank You!
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    What do you guys think of my red crab imitation?

    That's pretty cool! Let us know how they work out!
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    Guadalupe permits

    I talked to Lori at AA on Friday and she said their permit is good for our trip June 29. Whether we go there or not is another question, but it is an option.
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    Nebraska Goes Long Range Fishing - 15 day Intrepid Report

    Dang! This story is so cool Nebraska! Can't wait for the next chapter. You are a great writer! Keep 'em coming!
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    Chartplotter North up or Course Up?

    North up for me. Like others said Course up makes me crazy! Curt might have hit it on the head for us old school guys.
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    Nebraska Goes Long Range Fishing - 15 day Intrepid Report

    Awesome Craig! I've been waiting for this! One suggestion: Just go ahead and change your screen name to "Nebraska." The name has stuck. I hope you like it. Carry on sir....
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    Tackle shop bitch...

    I hear ya! Pisses me off too!
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    Always a great read Joe! Glad you got a good one! No pics necessary. I was there with you.
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    Big Tuna 2 piece Spinning Rod Question

    ....Or maybe call the manufacturer. This likely is a common problem and they may have the best solution. Interesting responses though...
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    Trying the Liberty

    Do it! You won't be disappointed. Taro and crew are great and the food is good. Rear bunks are short (I'm 6'4') but they were ok on the 3/4 day that I was on. Not sure about the rest of the bunks, but as said here it's a free for all and longer bunks would certainly be more comfortable for me on...
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    It is better to have loved and lost then stand all day at the rail -Fish Report RP

    Thanks for the report Andre! Puts a new perspective on things. Way to change on the fly and have everything you need to get the job done! Sorry to hear about Jaime. I remember your report from the Lupe and the last day saved him. Get him back out there!
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    Apollo PV February 2017 report

    Great Report David! So interesting watching the evolution of PV as a destination for big fish. Have these fish always been there?
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    AA 14 Day Report

    Great report! Thanks for taking the time. Love the AA gang! Top notch service!
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    Intrepid Trip Report

    I'm sure we will see plenty about this trip on here. Between Soda Pop, Fishybuzz and others on this trip. Not to mention "Nebraska" who is likely now on his way back to....Nebraska. I know myself and many others have been following this trip closely and anticipating the report from "Nebraska." I...
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    Cancelled trips

    Good point. You are probably right Steve. I've been wanting to book one of those PV trips myself. What boat are you going on? Good luck on your trip! Sounds like perfect timing. Please post a report. All that said, I don't think the Royal Star is in any trouble financially. One of the best...
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    Cancelled trips

    Their website says the trip is "in progress." They left yesterday. You got back on the 8th right? No reports so far, but that's normal since they have 4 days of travel. I don't remember there being many open spots on this trip, but I could be wrong...
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    Thanks for that and thanks for posting. Great report and the fun is evident in the pictures!
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    Just curious. Who was the Captain on this trip? Looks like one hell of a fun trip!
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    LA Rams / LA Chargers Colors...?

    That's bitchen Jim! I had considered one like that until they left. Go Raiders! Bring them to SD and do the Chargers dirty!
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    Am I really getting MY fish back from processor?

    I've only tried two. So, maybe that narrows it down...for me. Maybe not....
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    Am I really getting MY fish back from processor?

    From my experience all of the processors go to great lengths to make sure that you get your fish and not someone else's. That said, it takes longer for jerky (and smoked too, I think) and they will give you jerky from other fish rather than yours, but they will also let you know that this is the...
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    Angler Sept 30 -Oct 8

    AA has Lupe permits now? I know that I talked to Lori about the time that Mike on the Vagabond got his and she said they were still in process. That's great news if they actually have them now!
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    The story of here (Bloody Decks)

    This has gone a little more rogue than I thought it would at first! Very interesting. We all have our issues, but this is a great site to get away from the everyday grind. I love watching all of the threads, good and bad. I've been on here for 8 years...I think. Never posted until recently. I...
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    Magnificent! Thank you! Look forward to your report from the Apollo!
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    LA Chargers

    That is the dumbest logo I have ever seen! Fits like a glove for Spanos!
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    8 Day on the Famous RP
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    4A Charter on the LIberty 9/21

    Steve, I have been following this thread and just got off AA Calstar 5 day. I toured the Liberty with Taro before we left and it looks great! I would like to book two spots for my son Anthony and myself. Is it ok to paypal you $230 now and the rest before Aug. 15?
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    Fiberglass bait tank 45 Gal

    150.00 obo bought a few weeks ago, too big for my boat. 24X24X26 needs a little work- easy clean up. Plumbed through the bottom, pump not included. Located in Santee for pick-up.
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    12/19 12/20 LJ AM

    Don't look now, but I think there's a shark about to eat your kayak in the the far left behind the yak. :eek: Good job guys. A Christmas bonus. gunz