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The water hunts target specs through mid December, the hunting is pretty good. Duck hunting can be very good with weather. Last year the weather...
Steve we dont start guiding in the dry fields fo geese until late Nov.
I can help you with a earlier date to hunt specs and ducks over water if...
The hunts are $300 per gun, 4 guns max. If there is a group that needs room for more guns we will work to accommodate. We have the...
We just cancelled
You can message me too and we can.talk dates
Ben and Carson target specs and ducks in flooded blinds or dry field for specs
Brian and I...
Kurt, after losing a bearing in the desert in the mid 90s, I now pull and inspect all bearings on both axles every spring. Replace seals, remove...
4200 hrs is nothing depending on the motor
We picked up another field outside the Spec closure zone. The field is just outside the closure and has 6 man pit and will have 1000 full bodies...
Jeff, they are taller, maybe you can run one grp 27 and two 6vs?
It is really time the Supreme Court steps in and puts a end to these insane laws. I hate liberals more and more every fucking day
Have you considered running a pair of 6vs in place of a 12v Grp 24?
These new ammo laws were about more taxes, more goverment jobs and making it harder to hunt.
Restrictions on shot gun shells? You gotta be...
That is so strange Kurt. I have never had that issue but I also have my 1100 restricted with a ball valve
Who gives a rats ass about some trash yellowtail.
I would rather catch mackeral with kids then leave them at home
Whats wrong with you guys?
I have older Furuno on my Mako, 15 or so years old, never had a single issue, not so much as blown fuse. However my GPS maxed out it's small way...
This is a smoking deal
Brad I had a similar issue with my 2000 OX66 Yamaha 2 stroke.
Motor would fire right up in the morning, run fine, shut it off then it wouldn't...
Clean water is not your friend when fishing Calicos and CBass
Warm, Off Colored water with current is your friend
Waterfowl season will be here soon. If you're interested in a goose hunt in the Northern Sacramento Valley please check us out...
Yes Eurasions will breed with White Wings, I killed one on one of my last hunts in Arizona.
Great job guys!!!!
^^^^^^Exactly what I do Doug^^^^^^^ I can't remember the last time one went bad. I know the packaging on the replacement cartridge is turning...
My Rules work great, I think I have replaced two in 15 years. I run a 1100 for my 45 ga tank
CONDITIONS CONDITIONS CONDITIONS
One might even consider loading up with all the free 6" macks that are around
I would not 5200 the tank to the deck
Welcome back Corey, Lal and The Duck!!!!
That little bit of carbon build up on the heads is not that bad.
If you can get the broken bolts off inexpensively give it a shot....
If the battery/batteries capacity on your boat cant run your bait pump for 8 hrs you really need to up you capacity.
On my Mako I have 3 banks, a...
Conditions, Conditions, Conditions
Follow Shad Burkes advice
Awesome job Kurt
Go with a 1100 and valve it off to control flow. I have a ball valve on the tank to control the flow to my 45 ga Offshore tank
So it looks like that one cylinder might have gotten salt water in it and might have rusted a bit. It also looks like the head is exceptionally...
I'm very surprised you guys aren't getting better mileage out of your 4 strokes,maybe a few adjustments need to be looked at.
I went out...
The fuel is definitely a big part of it. B100 is not friendly to newer diesels but would wok fine in a older mechanical diesel like a 12V
Why do you want to go with a diesel?
Steve, the VRO oil systems on those Johnsons aren't know for being very reliable. Was the VRO still connected or were yyou premixing?
Call Miguel at M&K Marine in Hawthorne
Steve, is it an older 2 stroke Johnson?
Green/dirty water is your friend
My buddy just replaced his tank in his 2520, $7200
Dumb ass design by Parker to not have hatches for access to the tank
The Furuno above does not need a box for the transducer, it plugs straight into head unit
Here is one more pic. These are small 2 to 3lb striped bass. The marks slanting downward from left to right are small chunks of sardines...
It's a business trying to make money!
The NS could limit the load to 45 and double the boarding ticket price and double the cost of food in the...
Caught a few last year and they were absolutely the worst fish I have ever tried
[ATTACH] I have the perfect size boat, just kidding, Little too big for fresh water, little too small for salt
Mako 224, 115 gallon tank, 45...
The difference in lake fishing and running off shore 50 miles for BFTs is huge. Take your time learning the in's and outs of your own baot...
I still run a 2000 Yamaha 2 stroke and I put in new thermostats every other year
Not difficult, cut card board templates, 3/8 exterior ply, seal, glue on carpet, screw down
I would run two pumps, if you run a Rule type pump you can always valve down to control flow
Find some fresh frozen, seabass aint picky
For most I believe it's just people set in their ways. Diesels as far as longevity tough to beat, however, its not uncommon for 4 stroke OBs...
I take mine apart every spring, inspect all the bearings and races, replace if any are bad and put in new seals
Congrats, its over 50
I run a pair of Trojan 6v, T 145s on 1 bank, single Grp 27 on the other
Yup in a perfect world. As much as the fish is snugged up against the bottom my guess would be there is quite a bit of current
Left side of the screen is soft bottom, right is hard bottom with fish, classic deep water bass marks especially since you were on the middle of...
First question, what does he tow with?
Motor still good?
I got the Furuno GP 1971 F with the 1000W thru hull Chirp transducer, starting the install this weekend
Keep us in the loop when you do.
I just Googled a few things, very interesting
Volvo D6 370 hp weighs 1700lbs
2 Yamaha 300 OBs weigh 1100lbs
According the to the guys from Farallon, the boat featured at the LB FH Show was only being used for what watching and probably never needs...
I saw that at the LB Fred Hall Show and as posted before, it was set up for whale watching out of SF.
With the price of the new diesels and the...
Farallon is putting brackets and OBs on their new boats.
Nice job guys
Did I ever say a thing about controlling seal populations?
The Guadalupe Island White Sharks are known to visit Guadalupe to feed on the tuna not seals.
Not really sure how the Guadalupe Island Whites and...
Maybe you could share some data to prove your statement
The only reason I would support restrictions on mako fishing is purely to have more of them out there eating seals
22ft boat that will be used on Tahoe is easy, Yamaha or Honda
I dont buy into this debate that two strokes are better than four strokes because they have less internal parts so I personally wouldn't...
Nice report Rob
If your catching sand dabs you're in the mud, find the hard bottom and your rockfish counts go up
yup, fish the coast to SCI
[ATTACH] Went out looking for the white fish infestation and struggled to find them.
All fish caught on Hook Up Baits and Mega Baits, 40lb floro...
Nice, calicos on swim baits in cold water!!!!!
Big lings like cold deeper water
Water has been warm the last 5 years
Is it possible they moved?
Over the last 5 years I have noticed a surge in local Reds. I have fished OC, LB and SMB areas for 45 years. In the last 5 years we have had...
So one off day at Tanner for Reds and Lings and the future of rockfish is in question, hmmmmmm
I have been dragging my feet upgrading my electronics, currently I have all Furuno, GPS/CP, Sonar and Radar. A few buddies went away...
The Southern California market is kinda obsessed with Parker boats so there's that. I find it interesting people are so concerned about...
Good job as usual guys!
I like the look of the off colored water! Smells like seabass
Do any of you know the actual rockfish laws for commercial fishing?
Agreed, each of the Big 3 have had their great motors and their not so great motors
What I don't like and wish you all luck on, is the pile of...
My buddies Blackstone report from a few weeks ago on his 2000 7.3
440k miles on his John Woods Transmission
One GP replaced...
Spend some money on you current 7.3 to make it nicer, way less headaches in the long run.
I'm creeping up on 400k on mine, a buddy of mine just...
Great season, met some great people while guiding
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We rarely shoot specs in Canada so no I haven't seen them in Sask. Since they breed in Alaska my bet is most go thru BC and possibly Alberta
Easiest way to tell the difference between a Spec and a Tule is the Tules are almost always larger in size, longer beaks more like a Canada and...
The single spec on the front of my quad is Tule goose.
We shot quite a few this year
Still grinding away
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Sorry I have been off line for a while, most of our calls run about $175, prices on custom ordered wood might be slightly higher
Yup Carl, we are guiding for snow goose hunts!
First guide trip of the year for two hunters in crap weather, 3 bird limit of specs, 15 snows and a cackler
Season is off to a good start...
Carl, until the management or management style changes at Wister I see no reason things would improve.
As far as the snows, the 20 bird limit is...
Get on the snows early at Wister and don't expect high numbers or for them to stay around long.
Last years epic hatch has been followed by one of...
$36k for a 14 year old 21ft boat?
Excellent work Cory and Lal
Guys Lal and Cory are and have been successful for a long time due to them understanding how to read conditions....
The epic snow goose hatch last year made it very easy picking for lots of hunters chasing snows. The midwest snows basically didnt have a hatch,...
I have only been out on two charter trips the last two years and both time it was on the San Diego.
Hard working crew, spotless boat, great food,...
Pretty simple, slow down stay dry, go fast get wet
10000 visitors sending videos of seagulls eating pop corn will drag down a site. Dealing with the Island Conservancy is never fun so adding more...
I have ATT and I have almost perfect service from San Pedro to the 10 miles off the back side of SCI
I don't think I said 24/7 but only putting a few hundred miles a year on a diesel imho is not good. Diesels like to be run, for example a buddy...
Maybe think about buying an older 3/4 truck or maybe Excursion with a gas motor
To Nate's comment which I agree, a 3/4 ton diesel is perfect but...
Damn, maybe next time
Congrats Lal, cant wait to hear the history on that fish!!!!!
Fantastic to see how big these hatchery fish get!!!!
I have had Furuno electronics on my boat for 15 years and have never had a propblem, not even so much as burned a fuse.
My buddy just spent 20k...
6 to 8 inch strip, 1 inch square, 4/0 hook, flylned or small egg weighti
The BFT was on a small mack
The YFTs were on poppers
Sunday afternoon run west of the 209, 5 yfts 18 to 24lbs, one bft
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Just a FYI, yellows love stripped out bonitio
I have had issues with the VST screen getting blocked and the ECM shuts down the motor instantly due to restricted fuel flow. That's...
CAREFULLY, test voltage going into the electric fuel pump on top of the VST tank with the ignition on. These motors will not run without...
Are you sure you have enough fuel pressure in the rail?
Travis, are you positive its a "No Spark"?
The best Yamaha Shop IMHO is West Coast Marine in Costa Mesa
Winds variable 10 kt or less, becoming W 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 2 to 3 ft at 8 seconds...
sueno I had a 1100 Rule Tournament that lasted 5 or so years, I replaced the cartridge and that one lasted just a few trips. The current 1100 has...
Guys, more than likely the failure of the shaft has more to do with electrolysis than rust from salt water
bloody salt noob,
No, don't cut the pump wire leads short, coil up and zip tie. If you ever lose that pump you can pop the cartridge out, and...
Those Rules with the black bottoms I believe were used by the guy from Simi Valley who sold the poly bait tanks. The new pumps have cartidges,...
The drop in temps are more likely due to upwellings than the wind which was SE anyways.
Once it rolls around to an uphill it will warm up.
Check the weather before you go
If it's a Yamaha OX 66 it is one of the best two strokes ever made, period!
Its all about reading conditions, not following sport boats
It's not rocket science guys
I think "gearshifter" found it. To me it looks like a drain for bottom cowling.
Good job fellas
Its the ongoing life of sport boat fisherman. You just cant keep everyone happy no matter what. We have continued epic fishing for trophy...
A couple things, first of all I suggest you seriously consider Shads thoughts!!
Also, you need to factors the weights of two stroke vs four
It was a really good yellow and you never turned his head, he ran to the structure. Only thing you might have done is buttoned down the drag and...
Its July, Yellows and seabass are on the fin bait, plan accordingly and think about chum
Nice job Kurt
I'm going to need some more swim baits soon
Actually that's more of a winter/spring pattern for me personally.
I'm talking slightly off colored or green water with current. This green water...
Did you try anchoring on any spots that had conditions?
Not sure why so many people look down at green or off colored water, thats what I look for...
If you think you're going to stop or restrict the commercial seiners and not see any recreational restrictions you're kidding yourself
You could get rid of all the seiners and most of the people on this post still would have something to complain about.
I would contact the maker of the charger just to be sure
Art, when you put your 6vs in series you have created a 12v battery. Your current charger will work but will take a bit of time to fully charge...
Pretty simple, consider to two 6vs as a 12v. I have a pair of 6vs on one bank on my boat. I bought Trojan 6v T145s
Not sure what the OP has for power on his boat, but two engines that don't do well idling for long periods of time are two strokes and diesels
Letting a motor idle all day is not a good idea, add batteries instead
Troll heavy line, min 40lb line
If you wanna catch cudas in those shit box conditions troll Rapalas or Yozuris, easy pickings
These winds commonly called a "South East" are very common
Great day of fishing today for me. You can make all the mini maks you want, 6 to 8 inch. Most spots of maks have similar sized sardines with them,...
Yeah I got lucky, this is my first sea bass lol
Do I like gill nets, no!
However, there is a fraction of the gill nets that were around 20 plus years ago
Not sure how anyone can complain about...
I have purchase a few boats in Texas. One bit of advice you might consider is before towing home have your axels, springs and hardware...
Bob, this is what I got on ebay
99-03 Ford 7.3L Powerstroke High Pressure Oil Pump HPOP Hoses Lines Set
***LIFETIME WARRANTY!*** ***FREE...
I rarely make it down to this forum but any of you who have a 99-03 7.3 there are a few things you need to consider
The HP Oil lines need to be...
Plenty of room under my center console[ATTACH]
I run 4 batteries too
Bank 1-Grp 27 12v deep cell
Bank 2- Two Hi Cap Trojan T-145 6vs
Bank 3- Grp 24 12v that is stricty for emergencies
To the OP
You should have headed home once you noticed that starting the OB killed your meter.
Get you charging system on your OB checked
Guys you have to find conditions. Sometimes it takes hours to find a spot with some conditions
For local fishing I prefer off colored to clear....
Coastal fishing about as good as it can get if you can find conditions
Warmer off colored water has the fish biting
Picked up denes from San...
I have a 97 Yamaha OX66 225hp parts motor. A cylinder is rusted from a bad head gasket so the block is shot. I'm tearing down the...
Travis, they can look pretty bad and still work, glad you got it figured out.
Also, I'm tearing down a 97 OX66 soon that lost a head gasket and...
Travis I have the same motor.
I don't believe that leaving off the hose connection would cause an overheat issue.
You need to check the oil...
Looks good. I just got a pile of parts myself from Pacific Trailer for my trailer
Thank you all!!!!
Is Gil Travis a member on BD or does he have a business I can look up
Doing my homework on upgrading my Furuno electronics and am a little overwhelmed with all that is available these days.
Who in So Cal is the best...
Kurt, Ill post pics tomorrow. Having the back support is nice
Hey Steve, yes we will have a booth at Kittles Duck Call Comp in August.
We will have our calls and be talking about our goose guiding in the...
Hinge the back support right below the rod holder mounts
Follow Shads advice especially about West Coast Marine
A battery dying, not likely, a cell going bad yes in both 6vs and 12vs.
The reason some go with 6vs is for Ah storage
Hey Old Buddy, how are you!!!!!!
No Jim, I rarely ever am on a boat in the dark these days. The last few summers have been the best calico bass...
What were the conditions besides 62 degree water?
6vs aren't in parralel they are in series.
I have the same exact set up as you do and yes I charge them on a 2 bank charger wired just as you stated.
Just keep in mind the bank...
[ATTACH] I I have a T top on my 23 Mako and cant imagine not having it
Why put a name at all?
Get a smaller boat and learn the basics of launching, retrieving, navigation anchoring.
Pick your weather days!!!!
Take the wife and...
Hopefully you can view them now
Kurt I had the same dilemma with Mako, I loved my leaning post and didn't want to get rid of it. So I had my welder cut it and put hinges on it...
Steve, we will be getting put to a few events. Most will be in Nor Cal since that is where we hunt. If you or anyone lives close to Brian or...
After having every steel trailer I have owned need to be sand blasted and repainted or tossed due to it being rusted out galvanized...
Guys our "Adults Only" call is a mylar reed and our "Traffic Control" is a metal reed. We hunt in Sac now so our calls were designed for VOLUME...
This waterfowl season has been crazy busy for me. My buddy Brian and I are in the process of starting our own business with most of...
The clown running Wister is hurting all of you. I saw this coming 7 years ago and that' why I only hunt the Sac Valley
I hope things change...
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My aluminum trailer came from Texas.
Personally after owning a 23 year aluminum trailer would never consider a steel trailer....
My aluminum trailer is now 23 years old, the only thing I replace is the steel parts that rust.
I gave up on the reservation system 6 years ago and no longer hunt refuges at all.
Personally its like entering the state lottery, very...
So many comedians.
Leaning post was taken off to do the electrical under the console
Yep Sorry Bill
Agreed Carl. My kids and my hunting keep me here.
Thank God I have the Sac Valley. If I was still hunting Wister I would be DFW number one...
Unfortunately Carl, the management or lack of management just cant seem to pull their heads out of their asses and have really changed the...
Carl, we too hunted Canada in Central Sask and the amount of birds we saw was sick, especially mallards, tons of them. We did see drought...
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Think about going to Dana Pt or Oceanside, better angle for fishing all those areas. Launching out of Pedro or Long Beach could be a nasty ride...
Take as much as you can/afford. Freeze what's left for chunk chum next rip
Yes there have been declines, however local shallow water rockfish have responded very well to restrictions here in So Calif. If Oregon feels...
Did sportfish caught Bluefin close in Mexican waters?
Don't we have depth closures and now have more rockfish in close here in So Cal, your statement contradicts itself.
The Oregon fishing closure...
From what I just read the closure was put in place due to excellent fishing and the quotas being reached. The success of the season will probably...
I'm really not into this BFT fishing but if I was I would be on the New Lo Ann
Please don't go
Deck lights and for squid lights
Start doing some research on whether or not hosing can be run under deck and up thru some deck plates
I completely understand your hunt. When you lose part of your traditional family hunting group that focus on the kill is not the priority.
Can the deck be unscrewed and removed to run hoses and wiring? Once you do this you can figure out what type of tank you can place
What boat did you get?
Is there really much difference between a 3 lb calico and a 3 lb red?
Guys, I have seen seals dive down on the Santa Rosa flats and eat Reds many times
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Conditions, conditions conditions
So you have the tools to get you there now you just have to learn how to read conditions, this will take time, be patient
No one can create conditions
Actually I just heard from a friend who is a Pro Staffer that nuclear waste was released from a sub near SCI. The Navy is so pissed at fishing...
How about aluminum instead fg
My buddy has a 25 ft Parker that is documented and it has not numbers on it at all.
My bet is someone can go in there a low ball the asking price...
For countless years info on becoming a good boater or fisherman has been available on this thing called the world wide web, however, most of these...
Check your fuel pressure
You guys do know you can replace the plastic bowls with aluminum
Contact the folks at https://www.blackstone-labs.com/
You might ask them if they have done any oil analysis on motors like your and what...
Sorry for your results but these big fish have been here now three summers, why are you guys fishing kite string
Better luck on your next trip
You all have to learn that combat fishing in So Cal is a way of life, it is nothing new. Be smart about how you fish, none of you would ever see...
Very interesting Shad on the E tecs and their lack of longevity
Follow Shads at advice.
Double check you truck brakes, consider going back to the original OEM pads if you don't have them
If you want a pet adopt
If you want a dog with a higher possibility of being healthy you get one with papers, cert and a guarantee
Paying a bit...
If any of you lost a small Yamaha outboard engine cover/cowling PM me, I found it today in the South Bay
Good job you guys on the recommendations...
Over or under on the gaffing technique
No bait to be made at the point or off the pier, that's a first.
I would have asked for the largest bait they had and fished chunks on the kelps
[ATTACH] I know we all have our favorites but my main gun is and 870 Super Mag, my back up gun is a 870 Super Mag which has not been used in a...
Bass Pro Racnho Cucamonga
Remington Model 870 Express Synthetic Pump-Action Shotgun 2&3/4" & 3" $329.99
I shoot a Super Mag Synthetic...
Near full moon and clear skies, might factor that in.
Yeah its always fun fucking around with kite string until you get blown up on by a 100lb tuna and get your ass handed to you
See, IMHO there is...
As Alby said, minimum 40lb test. There are times when dodos will swallow a bait and others times they dont
You have to be able to get 5000 to 6000 rpms at wide open throttle
Your prop is probably grabbing a bit too much water...
WOW, rust build up inside the o-ring
My buddy got great bait this morning from SP Bait
It is all about conditions, if they aren't in place fishing is tough, its that simplle
The bigger question is WTF do you need flat falls for BFTs, the seiners got"m all
Buy a Shimano Flat Fall and add Glow N Dark coating yourself as needed
Consider an aluminum trailer
Just wanted to double check that it was a four stroke.
Question, its a 2001 Yamaha, is it a two stroke or four?
Pull the motor and sell it for parts
Boat Ho for the summer
Look for a similar motor used and put it on later. There are plenty of people looking...
Great truck Rob, WTH are you selling it?
Great pic Erik
Wait, I thought the seiners wrapped them all up
You don't cut off the fish, you break it off.
If you're fishing in a closed zone claiming you chased a hooked fished into the closed zone you...
The local fishing from OC to PV has been outstanding for small boats who know what they are doing. Sport boat reports are not a true...
The afternoon winds along Pedro, LB and the OC tend to be the strongest in the afternoon during spring and summer. Quite often when we get a...
So I gotta ask, you knew the batteries were crap, you got jumped and you kept fishing vs going back to the ramp?
Weather forecast and south swell predictions were not good locally so I stayed home.
My advice is only take the wife out when you KNOW the weather...
Well like I said, my buddy has a John Woods tranny and he has 400,000 miles on it. in his F 250, he runs a 110 hp chip on his 7.3 Powerstroke....
Most single axel trailers will be 3500 to 5000 lb ratings
Most duel axels will be 7500 to 10000 lb
There are plenty of great boats for sale in Texas too
I've purchased 3 boats and 2 trucks out of Texas and all 5 sales went perfect, cant...
Most older aluminum trailers were built like the one you showed in the pic. A few things to keep in mind. Most of the costal...
If you guys think you are going to ban commercial fishing of BFTs and it stay open for sport fisherman you are fooling yourselves.
It's just hilarious!!!!
Almost everyday I am on the water fishing or in the field hunting I learn something to apply in the future,...
Why do you now add gill nets to this CF. Most guys here would agree that gill nets need to go, but this POS thread started over seiners and tuna!...
New line is best
This thread is a fidget spinner for those who think their lack of catching success is anything but their own lack of talent
So I just read a thread on BD that fishing is slow because there is too much bait.
WTF, you guys make up your mind, is it the damn seiners, not...
SE winds always unpredictable
Look at the video again at 35 seconds. Looks fine at the beginning
More drama huh guys.
The Excursion looks to be in great shape and there is a flat rear on the Ex which kinda hints at a probable cause
I will continue to rum my 2000 Yamaha OX66 until it grenades. I would guess it has close to 2000 hrs on it and I only run Yamalube. Also, my...
Stop reading the damn counts and go fish!
We caught too many sand bass yesterday on "kmans" swim baits and quite a few on fly lined sardines
It depends on the boat, if its a walk around or a center console why would you want to be near the prop?
They can and have been wrapped but its not very common
7hrs to swap out a steering cable, I'm in the wrong business
Never should take more than 2 hrs unless the tilt tube is so damaged it needs to be...
Of course, none of you sniveling about seiners ever have a problem crowding a light boat on squid so you can be the hero seabass fisherman
BSBs like white sea bass cross over from the coast to the islands
This post is just classic
Someone please explain to me what the sardine and anchovy population has to due with Bluefin when most of the BFTs are...
Here we go again.
Over the last three summers we have had the best fishing for yellowfin, blue fin and yellowtail that I have seen in my 50 years...
Why don't some of you drama queens wait until the actual cause of this is explained instead of blaming the manufacturer
I ran into nearly the same...
The "Entitled Group" thinks we all should post reports with every bit of info we could possibly give to save them time and money
These punks are...
I'm with you on this one Nate.
My tranny went out north of Sacramento 3 years ago, the torque converter grenaded, 285,000 miles, so it went into...
Yes Yes Yes
South swell, cloudy sub tropical skies and a bunch of K-mans tails, lots of easy bass fishing
Although I have my reservations about helping idiots, when it comes to some ones life, I think we should all carry a fire extinguisher.
Sorry you and your crew had this outcome.
I have fished many times with Alan and he is definitely one of the best captains around but...
5ft at 10 seconds sounds like your typical south swell, basically no biggie
Old school Farrallon with a Cummins.
Wide open calico fishing locally on K-mans tails and heads, larger fish on mackerel, 80 to 95 ft, 40lb line near the Horseshoe, had close...
Stainless wire at night. Since I don't fish at night, I use two plastic zip ties
Go aluminum and lean toward torsion axels
Whatever you do, if you can increase cooler size consider it.
Nice Lal, bass fishing over the last two weeks has been almost too easy
When seabass are on the nest, go with a white Tady 45, especially in such shallow water, if theres current use a heavy 45. Jig and squid combo is...
Every private boater needs to be familiar with the use of a test light.
Read sickcats post especially the last few sentences
Then take another boat and stop moaning.
And for you guys with 2 years experience under their belts, the Sport King like any other boat at...
One of the simplest functions on a boat is turning on a bait pump. I might suggest you do some research and take this on yourself not...
Why are you guys slamming sportboat operations who are in the business to make money. Maybe they should double the price and take half the...
Great going Erik
Big baits, big fish
Ditch the plastic bowl and get the aluminum one
This is a smoking deal especially for you river rats towing your Go Fast boats.
I have 345K on my 7.3 my buddy has 540K on his. One of the best...
If you find a really good deal on a bottom painted boat just have it surveyed.
You can have incoming or out going tides, but I look for current and conditions. Friday afternoon I was in a great bass bite where every cast was...
Yes I did it myself, not that tough.
Assuming his budget can land those kinda limits Shad
Striper fishing varies from month to month
I believe a Calif Lic is valid on all waters even if you launch on the Az side
Water level rarely every...
I just purchased a cylinder rebuild kit on Amazon for my Seastar Outboard Cylinder. It was an awesome kit that included the tool to remove the ends
Most of the best tuna bites I have been on in US waters have been on squid
Why not just rent a slip for a few days and while the trailer is at the shop you can fish
Its all about conditions which can change in front of your eyes
BB gun to a gun fight.
With these truly trophy size BFTs in our waters why fish light line? There will always be a chance at a shit bag size BFT...
Mistakes on top of mistakes, they weren't paying attention to numerous things, sad
The increase cost for you guys to fart around on your boats is just part of it. We will see cost increase for EVEYTHING that involves diesel...
The CG wrote you up for expired or faulty safety equipment?
This fuel tax will save more fish than any MLPA lol
You dumb asses who voted for these democrats, enjoy your results.
Hey, maybe some of you can pull the drive train out of a wrecked Prius to push...
Please factor in service on your outboard. I know there are a LOT of Suzuki fans, make sure you have a local mechanic with a good reputation....
A few to consider
Be a boat Ho this summer, save up and look for a boat this fall, right now is not the time you would typically find great boat deals
You might seriously consider taking the advice of a few of the poster advising you not to place a house forward
Oh and the obvious, you will be...
I always fill the boat up in Havasu when I come back from the Striper Derby because of the low prices.
My old Ford pick up still runs on vegetble...
I thought I might have passed you and Vince, I saw what looked like that infamous Red tin boat heading east bound on the 90
Nice report boys
Good catch Dwayne
Congrats on the quality yellow. Don't worry about the damn gell coat, a boat is a tool, you can make it shine in Nov and Dec
Guys Im not sure the missing digit is the issue. The screen shot of the GPS has a 0 entered, if he enters 1 on the GPS I don't see it making a...
I fish structure shallow to deep from left to right until I find where the fish are and where they move to
Just PM Kman
Sorry no pics
Water 66 to 68 degrees
Water dirty green
Fished 1pm until 3:30pm
12 to 15 fa
Caught between 30 and 40 bass, mostly...
On the map where it shows spot 28, compare the printed GPS numbers against the approximate location to the map and see if they are close
Doesn't make sense, possible typo on the location
Guys, its time for me to upgrade my onboard charger, I run two banks, a single outboard center console
April has always been windy as long as I can remember, we have been spoiled the last few years
Really, the only way to keep barriers in good shape is on a private boat where you can throw them in ice slush alive, in gunny sacks, not so much
Tady 45 and 40 lb line. Seabass occasionally travel with the slime, bring the rope
Put the engine in a trash can full of water and run the motor, try to get it warm enough like you did at Crowley and try to determine where the...
Spray some paint on it and go fish. Kelp, trash and debris hitting them from towing will have them looking worse in a year
He got what he wanted, raced home with fresh fish, good for him
Is one 25lb fish enough?
Catch and release white seabass, NEVER!!!!
Re route the tube with the cables and wiring harness and put two small poly tanks in each corner
PJ, try pulling back on the linkage where the cable connects by hand to make sure its not hanging up
[ATTACH] Depending on the trailer and your preference, the single pole guides used on most aluminum trailers are pretty simple and are nice as...
Has the fuel pressure been checked with a load on the motor
Uhhhh, are there waves breaking on the beach, then there can be Surf Perch there
Love those mid day trips!
Those of you who think these fish only bite in the gray, remember this post
Nice cods Cory
For the most part asking what oil is best for what motor is like asking what outboard is the best! Most people go by opinion and not by actual...
I know a couple Ford 7.3 Powerstrokes that run Rotella T6 that have nearly 1 million combined miles on them, just saying
Here is a pic of the motor and one of the speed controls I build for hunting
Coke added for size comparison
I build rotaries for goose hunting and have plenty of 12V motors laying around.
I have a brand new low speed 12 v motor I can sell you, I also...
Its probably the outboard, take into the shop
Chris the Simrad will help a lot, it will show you structure and reefs and so on. The toughest part of this equation is reading and understanding...
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Get comfortable launching your boat and retrieving it.
Learn to anchor your boat consistently
Understand that fish bite better on conditions, you...
Chukar can be found in the worst desert terrain from San Bernardino County thru Nevada into Idaho. They are rarely ever found near trees and can...
Yeah good comparison Alby, hunting never gets old!!!
Honestly fishkilr, I was deck hand on the Tonnage for 10 years, fished them commercially rod and reel for years, I've caught more than my share of...
Actually as most of you started going offshore in late June we would start targeting the seabass as the island boat traffic would...
When the fish are on fin bait live sardines or macks will work, sometimes trolled. When they are on fin bait schools,a mack with a large...
You came out on a great year, the quail and Chukar should be epic this year.
Personally I think the Chukar is the ultimate upland bird
I put in a set of used Trojan T 106s 6vs that lasted 6 years, that's all I will put in my boat now
Good deal Joe, get the boat in the water ASAP
Jason I would double check those wires that have single plugs
If I remember right the wires for those functions are little plug in pins with a clear boot over the ends.
Is there a chance your have...
I get that, my point was in the 10s of thousands plus miles I have towed, I know how critical trailer maintenance is.
A wheel falling off a...
I've towed travel trailers, decoy trailers and boat trailers from Texas to Saskatchewan and back and have lost one bearing in 25 years of towing...
I didn't realize they came in any other color than blue
Skegs are fine, sand and paint as already said above. After a couple season, the lower units will have scratches and chips from towing and nomal wear
Triple axels are a pain to turn sharply.
Maybe instead of going to three 3500 lb axels maybe consider 2 5000lb axels
Good info Erik!
Waves don't break often on that Fermin Rock but definitely is a spot fisherman should respect
Let us know what they fine!
Hopefully Joe it is something as simple as a linkage adjustment
This is sounding more like a fuel problem and not so much a idle linkage issue.
Do you still have the original VRO hooked up or do you pre-mix?
Once the motor has been warmed up, will it start on the water without giving it full throttle?
What were the reasons for removing and cleaning the carbs?
Were the carbs rebuilt?
If so, was it done by an outboard mechanic?
Adjusting the idle on a 2 stroke from Era is fairly simple but we all have our limitations I see
A Google or YouTube search should you how to fix this.
True, most seabass don't have much stamina but that isn't always the case. My biggest 67lbs did put on a hell of a battle on 40lb line.
To me it appears the red/blue wire is the common switched pos. You need to verify with a voltage tester
My assumption is we are looking at the back side of a Volvo ignition switch.
Grab a voltage tester like the one above, put the clip side on a...
The above advice is rock solid.
Squid ground fishing is basically cat fishing on the bottom waiting for a swim by
A few other things to consider...
Great pics Dave!!!
For all you boat Ho's who are always willing to show up to go fishing notice the young man holding a revolutionary tool...
Great Binos, I have a set of Fujinon Meibos 30 plus years ago and they are with me every day of fishing or hunting
This is the style I prefer for transom mount transducers
Most transducers use a co-ax type cable, with all the multi functions some transducers are capable of protecting the cable is important....
I would at least put cable wrap or split tube over it to help protect from being hit
Try lowering the transducer a little bit with the screws going into the transom.
That's the best they could do? Two straps, crooked cable and...
The gas smell may take a while to go away if the fuel got to any foam. You might consider bringing the boat to a coin carwash and...
What is the problem with the tank?
Most of the local spots are well documented. all it takes is a little research and effort to find them
Where it makes the difference is being able...
This is good stuff Eric, all a learning process
Check fluid level
Best two stroke made
Garmin screwed me many years ago, I wouldn't use their products if I got them for free
Sorry you guys got hosed, don't give up on them, turn up...
Just call Furuno
Ouch, putting the tank in backwards is an easy mistake to fix. There is a company that makes a release agent for 5200, do a Google search on it.
Push Marine grease into the butt splice before you crimp
Great video, it verified what I have been told that reds are extremely quick
Typically carbed 2 strokes are pretty forgiving, meaning they can usually handle a bit of water and gunk and pass it, injected motors not so...
Not sure you need to tear down those carbs just yet, check those plugs, get that fuel out and change all the filters and see how it runs
Glad all is well and you now have a great shop to trust your Yamaha to
More than likely you have gunk in your fuel tank, you gotta get that out. You cant just keep running it and having the motor not perform...
Very nice Thresher
Awesome stuff right there
Sounds like that tank needs to come out. Research Shad's info above, who knows, maybe the manufacturer of the boat is supplying replacement tanks...
My advice would be to drain the tank of all the fuel, leaking fuel in a bilge is a bad thing even if its just in storage.
Follow Shads advice
Is there access to the tank, meaning you can unscrew part of the deck to access it?
Have you tried looking for an exact...
Yeh, I have never heard the marine forecast predict less than 10 kts and it end up being 20 kts. Never once has anyone on BD ever claimed the...
If these Yamahas got close to the point of over heating, alarms would go off long before damage could occur. Hell, my 17 yr old OX 66 will set off...
20 5" tails $20
20 6" tails $30
20 1oz hds grn $20
20 1oz hds red $20
20 1.5oz hds grn...
This and add Grady White.
I would always choose and older boat with newer power.
Seems so many of these newer boats are more about pleasing the...
I got some from Kurt year back and need more, you're right, they are high quality heads!!
Kurt I will be ordering a bunch soon! Do you take Pay...
Kurt, are those prices current?
Also guys, if you ever suspect your outboard is running hot, stick your hand under the pisser, you'll figure it out real quick
Ricky and Dan, odds are that with the extremely humid air you were just seeing steam from the exhaust. If the engine was running fine and you had...
Good job guys, impressive sculpin Cory
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Just a thought, one mistake I made when I rebuilt my Bass Nymph was to not run a tube/conduit from the bow back toward...
So I have a question, why would you sell your Yamaha to go with a Suzuki?
If its a power issue why not just go with a 200 Yamaha
If you need to ask for local cod spots and have yet to figure out how to find them based on all the info that is available these days are you sure...
Overall our numbers were down 30% but it was still another great season.
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Thanks guys, we love goose hunting more that goose killing. It has more to do with getting them in close than pass shooting them out a 50 yds
Well it's over and it ended on a good note for the two of us.
22 snows and 5 specs, one banded adult snow, our 7th of the year[ATTACH] [ATTACH]...
Second to last day of the season.
3 of us this morning
Well, not really sure what the two most commonly spoke about topics are in waterfowl hunting
Labs probably out number Chessies in the field a 1000 to 1, there's more than one reason behind it, but to each his own
I think the same thing every morning I wake up Carl
First of all they are just ducks, getting in fights and yelling is never good.
A few observations,
one, hunting with the wind in your face is the...
Nice shoot on the mallets.....
Ive shot 1000s of ducks at Mendota, back in the 80-90s, it used to be epic for mallards
Congrats on your great hunt
So the Wister birds because there are so few don't require the same tactics that we use up north.
Like with any call, the hurdle to get over is...
My buddy Brian has the Redbone and the sounds that come out of it are amazing. I'm not familiar with the Basin Call.
I also use a...
I use them but to be honest with you its not a miracle call. They are very hard to tune and keep tuned.
The best snow call is a Redbone,...
Also most bird hunters once in the field typically suffer from instant loss of depth perception. This condition which results in many missed and...
That sucks you cant bring them back uncooked, I'd only want one for the wall. I hope to get one here in California next year
Definitely a slower start than the last two years. Our trip to Canada got a bit messed up due to snow storms so we hoped to get back a little at...
Not a bad day
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Got a pair of unicorns
Old 870s still cleaning clocks, close to 20 down now
All guns kick, I can shoot 3 boxes of 3.5" shells out of my rusty old 870 and it doesn't phase me at all.
The OP is just tipping his toes into the...
What is all the talk about guns kicking too hard, need too have a gun fitted, blah blah?
Todays steel loads don't kick anything like the old lead...
Buy an 870 Magnum 3.5". You can shoot it at everything, if you decide to get into waterfowl hunting you have a great gun. If later you decide...
Comparing the liberal guided MLPA to a Minnesota University Waterfowl study is ridiculous.
As far as waterfowl hunting we have more opportunity...
I'm thinking a small private boater could use 8 of these, 4 to a side on his T Top or House and be able to make squid with just a group 27 sitting...
I got these on Amazon.
Type in 12v Flood light or
UNI-Balance 4PCS 4Inch 18W CREE Led Work Light Flood Beam 60 degree Waterproof IP67 For Off...
Glad it worked out for you Rob!!!!
Birds will come down on this moon with the cold weather, rain wont move them.
Hopefully enough stay in the IV and don't hop into Mexico. Some of...
It is almost time, expect a push over the next 7 to 10 days
A good friend of mine who lives n Central Saskatchewan is still covered in snow geese
Maybe you can just pull the lower unit and bring it to them, should save you a lttle labor and not have to tow the boat in
What Shad said, get it sealed up ASAP
Old Ford just made the trip up to Sask and back. First time block heater was ever needed, had to use Google to find it lmao
Are you willing to damage a hub and an axel for a $7.00 seal
Seriously though, the basis of that video is the need to shift 1000 lbs of trailer tongue weight from the rear of the truck and shift more back to...
Cant believe I wasted 13 mins of my life watching that dumb shit.
And buy a SAT Phone
This story is just unbelievable!
I do all my own boat work and know how little effort it takes to run wiring, cables and hosing. Under no...
Grab one of these out of your kitchen, problem solved
Why not just add battery capacity to the bank the existing pump works on
Well at least a Yamaha on anything, lol
Good luck and let us know how it works
It will be interesting to see how a 50 to 1 oil mix will effect the O2 sensor
So you deleted the oil pump on your OX 66?
Actually after re-reading your original post it sounds more like your mechanic is just pushing you to buy a new outboard $$$$$$
I own a 2000 OX 66 and would never consider deleting the oil system.
Only gun I use!
Carb'd OX 66?
Go with a smaller pump and try to change up or cover the fill pipe and drain, Bait doesnt like running into fixed objects
The difference is most outboards wont last as long as Yamaha so at some point parts will age and fail.
What year Yamaha, what model?
You can also throw a scoop of bait is a trash bag and ice it for chunk bait/chum
Ford made 7.3s in early 2003
Fords early 6.0s had lots of problems, the later 6.0s with upgrades have been very reliable
By old trucks and run them until they qualify for historic plates or until they push you into the retirement home
Why don't you research to see if any of those seiner captains who got a few of the Channel Islands BFTs are still alive back in the 80s are still...
All jabbing aside, I know there are really good years of D Maxs, not sure what years they are. I don't like the independent front ends on 4wds...
Pic from my odometer earlier this year, my buddys below from last year. Combined the two trucks now have over 850,000, both run on used...
Fillet them out, cut them in long strips, fish them with a egg sinker for calicos and yellows
I think you are going about this the right way, at least you are asking on how to get started.
As private boaters, we know the long list...
Sand, Calico and Spotted Bay bass bite full speed in the dark if conditions are right and if there are fish around.
You might have to look on the east coast Tom
Wait a minute, I thought some of you said the seiners got all the tuna?
You newbies are witnessing the best tuna fishing off our coast ever
I have never fished on the New Lo Ann but I have fished with Marcus when he was on the Royal Star. All I can say is amazing
Aside from a little anti hunting pressure, hunters are their own worse enemies. As stated above, foot prints and a few feathers from a downed...
We feed them once a week or so
To hbouldin post, aside from would I would suggest using Starboard
Oh I'm right there with you 100%!!!!!
We cheat though, my buddy has a slip and I built this receiver a few years ago so we have macks year round,...
Well guys, sometimes you have to launch early and look for bait for a few hours, put in a little effort
Also, you might consider a used anchor from Craigslist, use it for just fishing the wall then if you lose it no biggie
Joe, like in B MANS pic, attach the chain to bottom of the anchor and zip tie the top.
The LA LB breakwalls have lots of rock bottom around the...
If you plan on putting the tank right where you took the pics, just build a small spacer out of marine ply to lift the tank up 4" like mentioned...
Uhhhh, yellows love little greenbacks, I would fish macks over sardines any day of the week
Nice job on theyellow
Some people fish Clemente and they don't the military shuts it down occasionally?
You're looking for yellows and I want to catch reds, lol
Also realize your approach will change when we get out of this warm water pattern
Exactly, at least you're digging into ways to increase your odds.
You don't always need live bait to chum yellows, they like the smell blood and...
You need to read what Outkast posted! The SB Capt went looking, found fish, brailed bait and dropped the anchor, not really sure time of day was...
So to add a little more to the confusion some of you might just consider this.
Structure fish can bite WFO if perfect conditions develop. You...
Have any of you been on BFT bites at Cortez on the anchor.
Just buy a decent boat with a Yamaha, probably with a T Top. Not sure if you're willing to travel but Texas has loads of CCs
Well I'm paying $2.30 a gallon for diesel at the pump for my truck, its gotta be less at Jankovich for bulk
The bigger question is if you have a 42 ft Bertram why haven't you and your buddies gone down there for a multi day trip. Diesel $2.00 a gallon...
Just do some Google searches on the sensor. With out a specific socket you might not be able to remove
The beauty about those motors is a TON of them are still in use, so many of us know the ins and outs. Just ask the group
I live in Pedro, I might be able to help out on occasion
Looks like a Salisupuede trip Corey, nice going guys!!!!!
More than likely all spawned out
Right, WTF are you talking about Azarkon
You guys that think the Humboldts destroyed the sand bass is nothing less than comical.
During 1976 Humboldts invaded with such force that they...
Just awesome Corey
You need a special tool to remove. I dont take a chance and bring mine into the dealer once a year and have the power head tuned up....
Guys, does anyone honestly believe that the 100s of thousands of sand bass killed as they came into spawn did not have a huge impact on the...
So the Humboldts ate all the sand bass and left all the other coastal fish alone?
Wow your ability to pick certain data is amazing. Of course over fishing by commercials 50 YEARS AGO led to drastically reduced numbers of both...
I hope you're right Erik! Looking back during the epic 82-83 El Nino and then the La Nina early 90s I dont remember a slow down at all of Sand or...
I'm bet that during the spawns 20 years ago, just on the Huntington Flats, close to 10,000 a day were being caught
Over fished by rod and reel fisherman
Doug, that OX 66 is a piece of junk, I'll buy it tight now.......jk
Keep that OX 66 as long as you can, it is the best two stroke ever made....
Same here "wils"!
Sitting around actually talking fishing with people had experience was awesome!
MLPAs were put in place with science
Seabass fishing is made easy for most by the presence of squid. Most sport fisherman have ZERO chance of...
This statement right here pretty much sums it up. Do you also support the science that created the MLPAs?
As far as evidence that fishing for...
from fishing boat to duck boat
It is improving since the 14" length and 5 fish limit went in Alby but is a glimmer of what it was 20 years ago. For those of us who know how to...
As I stated earlier, over the last 15 years fishing for halibut, yellowtail and white seabass has gotten much better while calico and sand bass...
More than likely as stated above its your drive shaft seal
Call your mechanic, if you dont have one, call West Coast Marine and get it over there...
Yup what Johnnie said, get it fixed asap
Cabrillo is windy most of the summer
Bait has been a bit tough in LA/LB Harbor, probably has a bit to do with the incredible amount of chovies...
We saw them during the 82-83 El Nino
I still am impressed with your ability to cut and paste. I also find it amazing that you weren't observant enough to pick out that I live in the...
Well, you got "Cut and Paste" figured out.
You guys are concerned about seiners, you clearly have no idea of the by catch destruction of long...
If the LR fleet was smart, they would stay off these spots in the AM and let the locals fish. Work with the locals, pass them a lil bait now and...
Congrats for you and your boy
Assuming I can read thru all the crap you just typed, my god, use spell check or something!
First, in my 45 years of fishing I have never seen...
All I see in this post is another person complaining about seiners because they cant catch fish.
Cant wait until I start reading post about windy...
.FRI...WINDS VARIABLE 10 KT OR LESS...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. MIXED SWELL W 2 TO 3 FT AT
10 SECONDS AND...
Agreed! Apog seems to be a guy who does his home work but clearly in this case the shop dropped the ball......numerous times
The owner of this...
As much as I am a Yamaha fan, I dont believe in this case the motors are the issue but the shop mounting them.
As long as this repower took, the...
Seals not a problem, seriously?
Way to make the best of this, lmfao, you not only had a stowaway you had a pussy sneak on
Freshwater fish, especially in lakes are a different creature. Lakes here in California which IMHO are grossly mismanaged are their own unique...
If you can buy or make squid at the island that I always a good thing. You really only need live squid for yellows, cbass and calicos will eat...
I gotz a theory, wanna hear it. The better seabass bites from lets say around the mid 90s up until 2010 or so were at the islands, SCI, SBI but...
The reason the seabass seem scarce is that for the majority of folks who fish them, anchor on the squid grounds and wait for a swim by. Squid has...
Sorry about our headaches Ricky
In the future try to post up a problem with your boat as soon as it starts to show.
Assuming you have no issues...
conditions conditions conditions
So how did catching as many legal sand bass as possible work out for us?
My bad, they were wiped out by the Humboldts or was it the Mexican...
These little yellows are born on kelps and are mostly pelagic until the get to one of the islands. These yellows will probably stay as long as...
That bastage is fat
Oh this new generation of fisherman is way more fucked up than the hay days of All Coast
Good post Erik.
You guys keep shitting on Mexico and see where it goes.
I sure hope the albies come back so there's some dumb easy fish for some...
rent a truck
The lenght of the boat is not really the issue, some boats are easier to place steering cables than others thats why I asked what kind of boat it...
I would try to get Boat Works to resolve the issue or give you your money back
What kind of boat does your friend have?
Although I haven't been off shore this summer, I saw fish much larger than 300 lbs last year
17 Days per motor
And to StinkEyes post, I had a similar issue last week. Engine would occasionally die after fishing a few hours. Cleaned strainers, checked VST,...
Fish the harbor like you would fish large mouth in a lake, structure, structure structure
Great rod, caught tons of cbass with mine on leadhead squid combos and swimbait cbass as well
Also, stretch your quarter and throw one of these in your boat
Really Nice. I will take a pile of reds over yellowtails every day
Yeh Randy I have been very lucky, but it also makes me wonder if yearly tune ups by only Yamaha authorized mechanics, running only Yamalube and...
The other thing you guys might do is buy a couple poly drums, strap them in your truck, fill them with fresh water and their you go. Bring your...
The wash down doesnt run long, you just have to pay attention.
I have always used the hose attachment on my 2000 OX 66 Yamaha and RARELY ever use...
Right now there is an opportunity to catch trophy sized BFTs off our coast and you guys still find shit to snivel about
Of course you have no...
Seabass are not line shy but calicos can be.
So, go with heavier fluoro and when you hook a seabass pull hard, seabass have very little stamina...
I have a slightly different take on this. Outboards, especially two strokes dont like being dogged, they like to spin. So what I do is run a...
Or a local lake with a ramp
Sooooooooooo all the BFTs in the eastern Pacific are just off the coast of Southern California, lmao
It needs to be managed by real numbers, not emotion!
Of course we can all turn our heads to the 1000s and 1000s of 3 lb yellowtail being caught...
Just my opinion but this super warm water does not have a lot of life in it like the cooler greener water on the beach.
You might have a better...
Crowds are a problem especially off shore, who wants to invite idiots out to screw a shot at a local trophy
Get it into a shop for a tune up.
No worries, good luck
Assuming this was a smaller thru hull a pair of 2000 GPH bilge pumps should have been able to handle a cracked thru hull. I have two on my 22 ft...
CONDITIONS CONDITIONS CONDITIONS
Hope all is well with your mom Kurt
I will be PM'ng you for some lead heads soon
Kurts lead heads are awesome guys
Fingers crossed for you
Jon I just call it like I see it, I buy bait caught by seiners, do we ban them too, which actually helps me out as it would keep 99% of the...
That was the report!
While you little bitches with little knowledge or the balls to go out an look for your self, the tunas bit good for my buddy today, they...
These are the type of fisherman who are giving leverage to the antis
This shit is so funny, I cant imagine the sniveling if there were still the amount of seiners working the coast as there were 30 years ago
I wouldn't want to fight either but every post you put up about this shop screams of incompetence. I have installed a handful of V6 outboards and...
Pretty simple issue, tell them where you want the gauges, once you get the boat back have a fiberglass guy make repairs then send them a bill....
Well has anyone blamed the Humboldts for the lack of tuna yet?
Guys there has to be a way to check fuel pressure before you swap out pumps
As Chad said above about West Coast Marine, I would give them a call, my bet is they would spend the time to talk to you and advise you what to...
Hopefully the boat wont drag the vehicle down the ramp
I think you better buy another tow vehicle
Change out that damn Mola Avatar and put a hot chick there you'll get more like I guess
Lack of kelp makes calico fishing much easier, time to adjust and know how to anchor your boat
They're two rare ocean events that happen and very few people see it
One event is called El Nino where the water warms up and the kelp dies
Best report of the summer
Uhhhhh my bet is most of the Mexican Seiners are owned by Americans
Some of you need to take a 30 second break before you hit the post button.
The commercial guys dont use the info posted on the web and as much as...
Go catch your own bait for free
Or walk into and buy a factory wrap. I for one look at a fishing rod as a tool and I certainly would put a custom finish on a pair of...
I wouldn't go out in the dark without radar, fog or not
Greg, call Furuno, pretty good customer service
Perfect gaff shot on a dodo!!!!!!
Take notes on the gaff newbies, one smooth motion
Consider adding a little wire in front of those smaller jigs to keep the BFTs from chewing you off
RIP to the person who passed doing what he loved, we should all be so lucky
OK maybe I can help some of you understand
1. Left out of Dana Pt
2. Fished the 209
3. He caught the fish on a popper, line size doesnt matter
Saltwater went in thru the lower carb pass the reeds and on the crank
Gotcha, hope it works out quickly for you!!!!
Why pull the Optis before every part was checked off on the new install?
My 1100 ran for 5 or so years and the went bad a year ago. In the last year I have replaced 3, all warrantied but this is getting old. I carry a...
Mike in the long run its a good thing that it seized as opposed to the internals getting a light amount of rust. Once that crank got a little...
I'm sure all of you complaining about seiners being in to close never buy bait from a receiver
Always loved the lay out of those 23s
Yeh that 140 is a weird size motor. Have you consider a 150 V6?
Keep looking for a running outboard to swap out, if the crank, rod bearings and crank shaft bearings are rusted, I just don't see the powerhead...
Those reeds lead right to the crank, unfortunately
It was just a suggestion, I sometimes run my outboard for 1 to 2 hrs a day and fish on the hook for 10, I need lots of AMP Hr storage
Well could the same thing be said about two speed reels, fluorocarbon and spectre
That is why I suggested for PJ to look into it
Compare the available AMP hours of two 12s to two 6vs in series(creating a 12v)
I just replaced a pair of Trojan T 105s 6vs on one bank that were...
Jason, have you considered running 6vs?
Excellent whack boys
Also for clarity, when I hear the term "jig rod" I am thinking light surface jigs for bass, yellows, cudas or tuna, therefore I'm fishing light...
True it is our state but in true liberal fashion they block access to the activity, example MLPAs. Fishing is still legal just not in those areas...
My bet is like me, jig rods start at 9ft. I have a 900 M and a 800 M and I would guess I can cast a jig 20 to 30 yds further with the 900
Russ, take pics and post them, probably some simple adjustments.
Yes, the aluminum trailers typically have longer tongues, if storage space is...
What happens when the BFT eats the GID sinker?
Drop the lower unit, if you cant spin the flywheel with the heads off the crank and bearings are rusted.
Unbolt it from boat and throw it in the...
Find a source for replacement head gaskets, once you find the gaskets, pull the heads
Actually its guys like you that many don't post here any more. Clearly no respect for the resource and when provided with info from biologist you...
Awesome guys, congrats
First of all the Feds along with Canadian officials use SCIENCE to set framework for waterfowl season. During the 80s when we had a huge drop in...
Lying about the facts is not a good thing, be upfront and truthful.
The anti hunting and fishing groups don't need or care about results like...
Doug its just some info that hasn't been spread around maybe as well as it should be.
Some of us know and try to share the info, unfortunately...
I have no personal experience with this unit but I have all Furuno electronics on my boat and it has NEVER let me down...
Pretty simple these days, you have a question you ask
More info for the un-edjumacated
Emails from a biologist I got years ago from HUBBs and...
Hmmmmmmm, guess a few of us knew
Public input is a critical component of marine resource management. Interested individuals are encouraged to...
DING DING DING
You land the lil seabass in a rubberized net or a small mesh net. Lay it against a ruler in the net, with wet hands push head and tail down and...
You will be surprised how well the bait does if you remove the sloshing, especially when bait is weak during warm water periods and high demand/...
Damn, I did this almost 20 years ago, specifically during the 97 El Nino to keep bait alive when running offshore
Guys I used to do this long ago with a spare, forward mounted bait tank.
On my tank I had a piece of clear acrylic that was larger than the...
is 18 the new 28?
In the future, please don't touch lil cbass with bare hands, they can die from it
What Ali and Tanner,
6Vs, LEDs and possibly a Honda 2000 eui
They have to be bolted thru a plate or tab
Theres always one in the crowd, lol
I have to pull the leaning post to climb under the console to route wires
STRUCTURE + CONDITIONS = BASS
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The grade gets nicer, the volume increases when they aren't wrapped up
All gas engines will die, buy a diesel
Rod holders to fish with or to hold rods vertically when not being used
China has no problem importing GMO rice do they, lol
Biggest issue will be older motors and boats with pre ethanol gas lines. I doubt it will have huge effects on new motors. Of course there will...
Just about every small boat made now is foam filled and unsinkable, there are some exceptions
How healthy and physically fit are you and your...
Great pics and project. I love the lines of the boat, it has a few similarities to early 80s Mako's
Please keep adding pics, these are some of...
Condolences to the victims and their families
For you new boaters there are three spots on Catalina that you must respect and give these areas...
Don't assume live squid is better than fresh frozen for seabass
There you go, 10 lbs of frozen to catch a seabass, go get one
With the shortage of squid around I probably would have frozen the squid for the next trip
Also, if you put out boards in a slip, make sure you do your home work on the proper anodes to use.
My buddy just replaced two complete trim and...
Basically any seabass touched by humans hands is dead
Yup what Carl just said, I just got a Penn Fathom 40 but went with 80lb spectra
Seems to me any oil leaking from around the bottom of the power head would drain down thru the midsection
Gerry, you're 100% right! The only yellows I wanna see is at a Sushi Bar with a hot red head across the table from me
I would have switched to seabass too. Cbass might not put up a fight like yellows but there is no comparison in taste or the talent involved to...
If you are targeting calicos why go to Catailina
My god, a guy that knows how to cast a jig or a bait can do so with almost any reel.
Grab your $400 reel and rod of you choice I will out cast 9...
Outdrives in the water 7 months a year?
The yellows wont leave, get some bait and find some conditions
Nice job Team Ducky
Ahhh, correctly anchoring a boat to fish a reef or structure usually dictates one success
Personally I want to be 30 to 50 yds, I don't want to...
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$3000 obo, currently in CL for $3500
For sale is a 1986 Sea Nymph Bass Attacker. It comes with a Minn Kota bow troll motor The boat has been...
VROs are not reliable, premix the oil
Fresh dead squid works as good or better than live squid.
Also, this time of year cbass are slurping up grunion, swim baits in murky...
If you do some Google searchs, maybe the Hull Truth or BW Owner websites I will bet you will find someone who will make you one, possibly engraved...
What was the citation for?
Filleting the fish or not leaving skin on so the fillet could be identified?
See anyone can post up their opinion, I do find it funny when people get butt hurt when their opinions are challenged.
Private boat ownership is...
You brought a bb gun to a gun fight. I would never troll 50 off shore especially this year.
I use 40 fluro to fish calicos
That metal sleeve/collar above the impeller slides up. Soak with penetrating oil or WD 40 and figure out a way to tap it up, possibly with a...
Uhhhh, don't put your wife in a 15 ft Whaler to fish the Horseshoe especially afternoons in the summer, keep the wife happy and comfortable
If you tow with a half ton, just research what is needed to keep your tranny cool and make sure your boats trailer brakes are in good shape
Fishing inshore usually involves structure! The toughest thing to learn is reading conditions and being able to position you boat accordingly....
Some of the best local tuna fishing I have ever seen has been on squid
I pray they show up and pull the crowds off the island and the white sea bass
Jonathon, enjoy your boat, if you had any doubts about your boat you might just look at the smile on that young man
A local boat upholstery shop can probably make you one to match the snaps that are already in place, it will also give you the option of...
No rockfish or bass, you're slacking Corey
So in reality any boat with a pointy bow and a square stern is a rip off of someone else's design, right?
Are we also bragging about American...
It amazes me how any one person can claim the boat the own is any better than anyone elses.
Here's a little heads up in case you didn't know,...
You put liberals in office, you get liberal policies, why is anything they do a shocker
I need a guy to make me a replacement canvas for my T-Top, referrals please, thanks
If you plan on fishing locally most of the time look at a boat 21ft and smaller, possibly consider a boat that can be fitted with a bow...
One thing to look at is the charging circuit on the truck side the 7 pin plug. This is used in charging batteries such as a travel trailer...
There should NEVER be measureable power at the 7 pin plug with the truck off and all lights and turn signal off
I was expecting this post to go something like, I popped a bunch of bulbs on my trailer or something.
I have never heard of a trailer being...
Before you repower, load your boat with gear like you typically would, add 4, 5 gallon buckets of water and place them as far stern as...
Are you really comparing a loaded torsion axel to a stripped leaf spring axel?
Price comparison of two axels from Champion trailer....
Well you guys I gotta argue the cost price on spring axels vs spindle axels. You might want to do a little research.
The beauty of spindles, is...
When I purchased this trailer and Mako in Texas I had new axels, hangars, equalizers, brakes and springs put on befores I towed it...
Hmmm, I don't think I have ever heard a guy say his aluminum trailer is all corroded, I need a new one.
As far as maintaining my aluminum...
Little bits of water sitting on the gears can pit them, get some new gear lube in that lower unit asap and run the motor a bit to make sure the...
Does you Yamaha have a fuel flow gauge?
Most every Yamaha component has some type of plug on the wiring. Is there any chance you might have...
Or the prop shaft seal
My Mako sits on a 21 year old aluminum trailer, how many saltwater boats sit on a 21 year old steel trailer
It looks like it might be a flow meter sensor.
All outboards are expensive to work on, the newer they are the more they charge to work on them.
Find a running Yamaha with gauges and controls...
If you know how to read a chart plotter you know where your structure is
So back 15 years ago heading down to the Salton Sea I lost a bearing on my boat trailer, in July near Indio, not good at all. This took us 4 hrs...
Odds are the crank and the connecting rod bearings are rusted, translation it's toast.
I toasted a powerhead on a 85 Johnson due to a bad head...
Great tow rig!!!!!
Sooooooooo why pay a local shop hundreds to tell you the power head is bad when that money could go toward a replacement runner?
I cant imagine that there is much weight difference between a 8ft and a 9ft graphite rod. If rod storage of a 9ft rod is an issue I get it...
Damn, sorry guys
You owe me a 12 pak finders fee
Power head is toast, new power head needed or replace the outboard.
Typically when a cylinder gets a little water in it from let say a bad head...
It will be a east coast Tournament Boat
Unfortunately if the cylinder got water in it, you may sucked water in thru one of the carbs, if the water went thru the carbs and made its way...
No worries, good luck!!!!
Cesar my VST has a drain screw, maybe yours does. Mine gets drained occasionally during the season but especially after it sits during...
And this post is exactly why Furuno is the best
Nice going Cesar, at least now you have an understanding of Yamahas and how simple their design is and how many things you can do yourself.
OK here's the way this shit works, build your code group or get FD or get palsy with a pilot on a spotter plane.
Boat traffic can ruin a bite,...
Hope it works Cesar. If you reuse the strainers try and hit them with some compressed air blow the grit out.
Cesar, I have a 2000 Yamaha OX 66 2 strike, it like yours has a VST. On occasion my strainer has picked up dirt/grit and once it does engine...
What Ali said
I know there is a dedicated following for Arima boats, not really my choice but what do I know.
So Eric, if I were Frank I would SERIOUSLY be...
Why don't you just store the 21 ftr in So Calif.
I guess I'm not seeing the sense in leaving the larger boat at home to fish on a smaller boat
Just pull'm, they aren't foamed in, no sense in losing any future fishing time with what might happen off shore this year
To the original OP you might just want to stay on Lowerance about it hopefully they change their minds
Not pointing fingers but can someone explain how Lowerance F'd up
As far as Garmin, they f'd me bad once on a repair, I wouldn't use Garmin if...
This X 3
I doubt you will ever see a single battery die, one might degrade faster but not just break/fail with out being damaged by a crack case due to...
I have gone to Trojan 105 6vs, best choice in batteries I have ever made, since changing over I have not had any issues with capacity
Do you have a pic of the crack
It seemed like a helluva deal Joe
Click on the link and call they guy
Cory, you gotta have the theme song to the Benny Hill Show in the back ground of your video. That ling cod video was hilarious
Stumbled onto this, just passing it on
Nice offer Shad
Take your time, ask lots of questions. Be realistic with your choice of boats
Chad, Google "craigslist search" it will show you several ways to search state by state. Also, some states like Utah, Nevada and Ariz use...
Getting boat from the Gulf states or east coast will require much more work and commitment then getting boats in Calif obviously but can really...
Why limit yourself just to Parkers, there are plenty of Gradys that might work for you
The FICHT is a flag
Is your boat a 192 Mako or a 20 or 201 Mako? Huge difference in hulls
Since you are in a slip, you can run your auto bilge pumps directly to a battery.
Once again, two batteries IMHO is not enough capacity for a...
A 24 ft Grady should have bare minimum 3 grp 27s if not 4, I run a single 27 for the electronics, and a pair of 6v Trojan 106s for the motor. I...
Man I miss Wister.
There is a few ways to look at this and if the kill sheets are brought back the guys who know the game will adjust...
My bad, congrats to the young hunter who shot this
Guys, the yellow plastic band is a replacement so I have been told for neck collars. The color of the plastic and the color of the numbers allows...
Snows are always breasted out, specs are plucked
Regular season has come to an end, Canada was extremely slow for geese, epic for mallards. Back home our regular season was epic
I shot Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Two of us had 22 snows on thurs, 1 on Friday, one partner showed up Saturday and the 3 of us...
Glad you had a good trip Gary! It is amazing just how weather dependent the hunting can be up there
Chuck pretty much nailed it, we hunt snows about, 40 days a year I guess, between California and Canada and we get our share.
There is no...
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