I'll take it.
I've been trying to catch one of those bigger blue fin tuna for a couple of seasons now.
The only way to do it, is to spend time on the water....
Keep it rollin"...
Rigged or Unrigged
Add A Chin Weight
It's in the menu where you choose the color....blue floater.
There is a Yummee that floats.
Looking at the terminal tackle,
I'm wondering if you were using a yummee,
a frozen flyer, or ??? for bait...
Goes by Lone Shark in some neighborhoods...
Paging Mr. Corndog.
November for me.
On our trip, the Skipper said the latest thing was a big treble on the back, w/ the two assists on top...
But this one is from the Pacific Voyager,
out of San Diego.
Got on board last Thursday night,
to fish with a couple of buddies,
Dave B. and Tee...
The first 400 yards went on low, and slow, with an extreme criss cross every so often. Something about the edges where the line meets the spool's...
Andre, I don't know if this will work for me.
I decided to try it though, and filled my SX with 500 m of 30 pound braid and went to set the drag....
Thank You for today's inspirational message.
The Beretta Forum is the place you want to be.
"This is the city..."
We got off the boat,
but had time for breakfast,
before leaving for the airport.
There was a special guest invited today.
He showed up...
but not enough.
Up early again,
to try for them.
You know it's the same old story.
A fight for love and glory.
A case of...
Everyone was up early and enthusiastic,
ready to try for them again.
It turned into a long, slow day,...
THIS ONE IS FOR ZACK...
Eight returnees from last year,
and three new guys,
descended upon Puerto Vallarta Thursday afternoon,
and met up at the...
Thanks for the report. I'm sure it will inspire others to take the next step.
Mi casa es tu casa.
I'm taking Alex over Justin from now on.
Jodie sure knows how to pick 'em, they're all great.
I'm sure you will.
Positive in fact.
Really, really well.
I wish I was going with you now...
Maybe next year go with Mikey...
You're my kind of guy.
Thank You Paul. I've been an admirer of your work for a long, long, time....as well.
Actually, we've requested Alex....
We better check the schedule first...
Steve, I'm like the captain, I feel like each angler is my tool, so I'm fishing ten outfits all the time...the lads caught 15 tuna for me, 100-150...
(It's a long, long, long ways...
if you don't like reading,
Just How Far Is It To Heaven?
I wonder if one day,
there will be a trip...
Who would write about their drive to the docks????
I've got a trip coming up and I think the pre-trip dinner could be story worthy...
I guess it improved a tad for you...
One of the anglers on our charter has to bail out.
He's offering a deep discount to someone,
hoping to sell his spot, and I'm trying to help him....
Post it on the Washi board...
If you need a cocktail, find Bob Peterson...
I was up at five a.m.
We were already tied up, back at the dock near Paradise Village.
A couple of hours later, we were getting off the...
Up early again.
The weather has taken a turn.
It's breezy now.
Whitecaps on the surface of the ocean all around us.
I order breakfast...
The whole gang was up bright and early,
anxious to use those squids for bait this morning.
I rose with the sun, knowing that the crew...
Woke up, and was in no hurry.
We wouldn't be reaching the fishing grounds for a while.
I went to see Pepe, and get some breakfast.
"We the people..."
It was last June,
and I was flipping the pages of the weekly fish rag,
when I spied an advertisement for the sportboat,...
Of course you would...
Oh Lord, help us.
Real sad day. We lost this guy too
Danny Gomez @ Dhamar sportfishing...
Thank You for the kind words.
I left long range behind,
but have been posting pretty regular on the Mainland Mexico board.
Puerto Vallarta is/was...
I don't think he's human.
You're not blowing smoke up my skirt, are you?
I guess with Gary's contribution, we qualified for perfect?
You're very welcome.
It's good to be lucky...
Steve, you know it's not a competition.
It's about making a contribution,
and you contribute plenty.
But if no one writes reports, we got nothing...
Hi Alex, it was a pleasure to share the boat with you.
You and that Trinidad did a lot of "strong work" that day.
Like all of the other salty guys I know, I have been following the exploits of the San Diego fishing fleet as they search out & destroy the blue...
Where is the boat located right now?
Me too, on both counts...
"Round 'em up...."
We turned the herd back to Pee Vee.
We partied into the night.
We give Cherry a fancy bandana for ropin' his Super.
"soon we will be livin' high and wide...."
Mike, the New Guy.
He'd been in that saddle all day long.
Waitin' for the call.
Then, hopin' for the...
"Hell bent for leather...."
We was up early again the next day,
thinkin' it could be a repeat of yesterday.
We struck fool's gold.
"Keep them dogies rollin'...."
I checked the roster.
EVERYONE of the Wild Bunch had taken a shot.
We needed to get Charlie one over the rail.
"Cut 'em out, ride 'em in..."
Captain Jake was hollerin' around the camp outside.
Most of us was still sleepy-eyed.
He went thru the bunkhouse,...
"Let's move 'em out...."
Everybody was up nice & early, ready to hit the trail hard.
As far as first days go, it was pretty darn good.
More story than report,
it's a long one.
The That Guy, Those Guys, and That Gal Tale
I thought my days of chartering fishing boats were behind...
Hey now Kyle, thanks for the kind words.
Leaving tomorrow for more adventures on the "A" boat.
Hopefully, it's story worthy.
Look forward to...
Well, damn, that didn't take long, did it??
We're trying to keep this stuff on the down low.
I got a PB a week ago today.
My feet barely touched the ground as I skipped into work this morning.
As Shaggy would say, "it wasn't me."
Fixed it for you.
Accurate w/ the guts of a 30, the angler stated.
Only issue would be capacity, he said.
Accurates are like Ferraris, he said.
Maintenance is the...
It’s a story...
Let's try for next year.
I'll do yours, you do mine???
Yeah, he's all friggin' excited.
I wish I was going with you guys too.
They say the really cool guys do back to backs.
Two trips, one airfare.
THE NEXT DAY
We partied hard into the night, while the crew ate dinner, processed our fish, cleaned up the boat, got ready to catch more squids...
People will talk.
MONDAY, THE PRESIDENT'S DAY
As the red sun rose in the pink sky,
little did we know,
what Mothers Earth and Nature had in store for us today....
Probably be easy to fill, huh?
In between the King's breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks,
we managed to pull five tuna over the rail today.
That Guy was still...
Is That Guy coming back???
ONCE AGAIN I'LL REMIND YOU I DON'T DO FISH REPORTS.
I WRITE STORIES ABOUT MY ADVENTURES.
IF THAT DOESN'T SOUND GOOD TO YOU,
STOP READING NOW!...
Still have a spot available?
Thanks for the compliment. Always nice to wake up to one of those on a Saturday morning.
I'm afraid I'm one of the guys who won't be...
That's the way That Guy rolls.
Well Warlode, at least you tried for them.
You and your brother made the wait for our flight just zoom by.
I don't think we ever stopped...
Check out the Constitution on Facebook for photos of the victorious....
Ten thirty a.m.
The Orca effect is in effect.
Nothing has worked today, and we still have three anglers...
MONDAY MORNING, 1/8/18
Si, se puede...
We got up at five,
and jigged some more with the PL-68 lures.
We put some of the live squids we caught...
We got to the "start searching" grounds around three a.m.,
where the Skipper cut the engines off.
For a couple of hours,
EN LA CIMA DEL MUNDO
I woke up last Saturday morning, hopped in a cab, and headed to the airport.
I boarded a flight for Puerto Vallarta, and...
"best boat" depends on the size of your group.
Nice job Doc.
Makes me proud to say I know you.
Do you bring fresh fish home in a small cooler?
I was eyeballing this trip.
The right moon phase, the right boat, 4 days to try for them, might catch a nice blue fin.
Then the boss said he was...
I asked one of the processors to "steak" out a wahoo for me as I like the visual presentation on the plate.
They hemmed and hawed, you could tell...
Excellent report Corn Dog,
Timing is everything, isn't it?
And it looks like we're not gonna be calling you the little fat kid much...
Trying to get back to the original post...
1. Flybacks have their share of fans, and haters. Because of the logistics involved, they don't work...
Back to the original question,
None of that usual stuff is in play on your trip.
In Pee Vee, the fishing grounds are only five or six...
I can't believe you're still riding that tub.
I do love Aaron, and Russ, and Charlie, but c'mon.
After the trip we did together, I told The Kid...
Nice job Dog.
The marine chart i got at West is labeled "West Coast of North America".
Do it Derby, do it!
I don't know if this is relevant or not.
I took a trip on a boat where they unloaded into slushy bins.
Somehow, according to my notes, I caught...
I was itchin' to go fishin' and needed some salt water and a good cheeseburger.
I saw an ad for an opening aboard the Pacific Voyager out of...
Don't give up on that trip yet Lou.
Rosie Flowers, formerly of Fisherman's Processing took over an outfit called Cedros Adventures. Check them...
Good Luck Colorado!
Good Luck Rick!!
Constitution just had a great trip as reported on F/B.
I'm still high from that fish,
When the last one you caught was a cow, it sticks with you.
And I'm ready to go back again right now, even though...
I woke up around three,
tossed and turned until five.
Shark was sawing logs.
We settled up our tabs,
and the crew filled...
I woke up and realize my face is numb,
and frozen into a smile.
Did it really happen?
Or was it just a dream?...
It turned out I was bit good, by a tuna dragging me to the stern.
We picked up a couple of loose lines along the way.
I'm up early today.
Without the boat noise,
or the rocking & rolling,
along with the lack of sleep.
combined with my...
I'm slow to rise.
Another rough night without sleep.
The boat's engine noise, and the weighting & unweighting in the bunk,...
Valentine's Day, 2017
I kissed Honey good-bye,
and hopped in a taxi to the airport.
I couldn't get to sleep at all last night,
(You knew it was coming.)
12 ANGRY MEN
It was around Christmas last year.
I was perusing a fishing message board when I noticed a...
"Laissez les bon temp roulez!"
A set of black Senators from 1/0 thru 16/0 would look nice on the shelf in your man cave.
Welcome to Bloodydecks!
THE AFTER PARTY
The fishing was over.
We started packing our stuff to be ready for the early departure in the morning.
After dinner, the Skipper...
During lunch I overhear the Skipper tell someone that he wants to start heading back around three p.m.
My other brother Tim is up next on the...
THAT WOW FINISH
Monday, 5 a.m.
I get up to go pee.
When I come out, I see the crew in the bow, trying to jig up some squid.
Cant. Evaristo goes...
In the afternoon...
Much, much later in the day...
The Skipper drove us to an area where the birds were crashing on baits at the surface of the...
SUNDAY, BLOODY SUNDAY
I'm up to answer nature's call.
Fire up engine number one.
Fire up engine number two.
We head off to...
By lunchtime, remember those fish tacos, it was clear that Wee Ho was the hot stick of the morning.
I think he got four bites.
1/7/17 Saturday morning, four a.m.
Time to get up and get jiggy with it.
We took a short ride to the hunting grounds while trying to...
(Given the recent events, I thought this post would be more appropriate here. Mods can move it to the Mainland Mexico fish reports board if they...
Sounds like a dream trip...
Does the One Year license start the day you purchase it?
It looks like the Constitution,
which was the Ranger 85, I think.
Good morning Warlord,
My buddy The Kid is putting together a charter on the new Maximus.
Jan 6 3.5 day trip. I'm thinking of going, there are a...
That's a hell of a deal for a specialized tool.
Just curious why you're selling,
You're not quitting, are you??
I thought I saw your mug on the boat's F/B page.
Thanks for posting a report on your excellent trip.
I agree with you, it's GOOD to be...
For the record, it was Brian Simms who was poppin'...
I think you rode the Q with him.
I couldn't have done it without you.
As far as sidekicks go... you're no Kid...
but I'd use you in a pinch
Many would disagree...
TUESDAY, MAY 3RD
THE FINAL CURTAIN!
Up and at 'em for the ride from West LA to Diego.
On the freeway.
MONDAY, MAY 2ND
STRIKING THE SET!
Going back to work, I'm stiff walking up the hill to my office, but I'm happy and healthy overall....
SATURDAY, APRIL 30TH
THE WRAP PARTY
I couldn't sleep.
I figured I would get ready to disembark.
Shower first, cup of joe second.
FRIDAY, APRIL 29TH
THE CURTAIN FALLS
We're rocking and rolling as the Star beelines towards Cabo San Lucas
It was tough to sleep...
THURSDAY, APRIL 28TH
THE "WOW" FINISH
Now, or never.
We drop the anchor and start trying.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27TH
THE PLOT THICKENS...
The engines fire up a half hour earlier than usual, waking me from my slumber.
TUESDAY, APRIL 26TH
ONE MORE TIME...
The engines starting waken me.
I finally got a good night's sleep.
Always a good way to...
MONDAY, APRIL 25TH
SHOWTIME, PART TWO
Sleep was difficult.
I was reliving all of those glories of yesterday.
I got up and took a...
SUNDAY, APRIL 24TH
Engines slow, but don't quit.
Some ham & eggs for breakfast.
I'm dressed in my costume and...
BACK TO FISHING...
The curtain fell on our performance and we brought up the lights.
Cue up the music, load up the trucks,...
I go to the bow and cast out a sardine on the starboard side.
Using my 100 lb. outfit, I'm fishing just below the Skipper, as he...
SATURDAY, APRIL 23RD
Someone left a jig tied on their outfit and it's banging on the house as the boat rolls left, then...
Small world huh?
Welcome back from Africa...
FRIDAY, APRIL 22ND
I'm up & at 'em.
Eggs Benedict, hot coffee, and a fruit bowl for dessert....
While consuming my eggplant parmesan, which was way better than it sounds, I tried to forget about Clarion, and...
THURSDAY, APRIL 21ST
THE CURTAIN RISES...
THE OPENING ACT.
5:00 a.m. I'm up, and at 'em.
5;30 a.m. It's still dark outside.
I gulp hot...
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20TH
THE DRESS REHEARSAL...
5:00 a.m. Shower & look for a cup of Joe.
Find one & sit down to chat w/ Chatsworth Steve and...
TUESDAY, APRIL 19TH
THE CAST ARRIVES...
5:30 a.m. Up and at 'em to get ready.
7:30 a.m. Taxi to LAX.
8:30 a.m. Find the Warlord for that...
I think you mean You from Your fate.
SATURDAY, APRIL 16TH
THE SHOW LOADS IN...
2:45 a.m. Rise & shine for the drive from west LA to Diego.
I really missed my chauffeur/sherpa, aka...
"Welcome back my friends, to the show that never ends..."
The latest road trip, on this thrilling adventure ride we call San Diego Long Range...
Here are the Headlines from yesterday.
It was a beautiful day at the landing.
Textbook San Diego sunshine.
Traffic was not horrible.
Most of us flew back Sat.
We meet the boat in San Diego tomorrow.
It was the best of times,
it was the worst of times....
Start writing your novel of the trip :D
Started it the day I bought the ticket...
Not that any of this matters, I'm just an armchair angler,
but the Star leaves Cabo Tues. afternoon, 30 hours later would put them in prime...
Did you try Cal Sheets?
I've been packed for days.
See ya @ 0600.
Gonna be tough without El Chivo & WB along...
Tick tock, tick tock...watching the clock.
Damn Mark, you put it all in a nutshell, didn't you?
Seeing as how I'm on the very next Royal Star voyage, riding her long range for the very...
Thanks for the tips, looking forward to the rest of the story....
Checked the RP website.
Looks like our "Old Dog" got off to a flying start at the buffer zone
Just imagine what Andre missed while he was sleeping...
Good luck Rick!
I've seen you in action so I'm confident you'll get your share.
Last one on means first one to get bit, doesn't it?
Just so you know, it had a happy ending.
Yup, somebody killed it....
The Maximus being a San Diego based boat part of the year,
You should share this w/ the long range tuna guys....
Looking at my latest edition of The Reel News, a newsletter for members of ORCA, the Old Reels Collector Association.
It's a "members only"...
Excellent report w/ some great pics to boot Doc.
I'm goin' for the bugs again Sun. night., maybe a WSB.
Just got back, it was pretty crowded.
Lots of places to spend money....lots of familiar faces to be seen.
Turners was jammed packed,
At the show today, talked to the rep.
He said about five years, longer if you chill it.
I'm curious to hear how your trip went?
That's probably a good thing.
A template for how to write a trip report.
Observations and details that benefit anyone taking,
or considering a long range journey.
Laissez les bon temps rouler?
Jose Cuervo de Oro, Don Julio Anejo, etc. etc.
If it's on a Saturday, I would probably attend...
That's a million dollar question right there.
I got mine from Harvey the Hook, he was a commercial fisherman, and a big time collector of S/W...
That's the one.
That fish turned into a 600 XN later that night.
You're welcome Marc,
and Thank You.
we did have some fun, didn't we?
Speaking of the Q,
my next trip is on Royal Star.
Hoping Brian Simms is on board when I ride her.
Still waiting for the burning bush.
I meant Clarion and Shimada.
Too me, those are the long range destinations.
Good luck in January, I know Nubs is looking forward to it as well.
You could knock me over with a feather right now.
Thank You Man.
Does it make you want to go "real" long range?
Spoken like a true fisherman.
It was a pleasure.
You were a good shipmate.
As for the rest of them, someday, I'm going to miss those guys.
It's not today though.
Thank You Laurens,
Coming from you, that means quite a bit to me.
Another adventure with you?
Sounds like a Blue Dream my friend.
It was my pleasure.
Thank You very much.
Should I drop the microphone now?
Says the guy with a super,
and more cows than he count...
I love you Man.
You ain't shittin' Bill.
He's a great host.
He told me he always carries a spare,
just in case.
That's one of the reasons I write them.
Oh shit, it's gonna be the Dave & Dave Show.
I know you do.
The difference between a 10 and a 15 is gigantic.
You would know brother, you would know.
...who thought he was a loner.
Boy, was he wrong.
Thank You very much.
DAY THIRTEEN Sunday, November 22nd
Four thirty a.m.
I'm up and at 'em, getting ready for a six a.m. departure.
Eight thirty a.m.
We are off...
Seven thirty p.m.
Just before dinner, we had another meeting.
Jack said a few nice words to the group, we applauded the crew.
Then Jack told us...
Three fifty p.m.
Back at the rail, keeping my foot on the gas.
I hear a commotion from the other side of the boat,
where I remember seeing El...
After a beer, reality set it.
Given the quality of talent on this boat, I knew no lead was safe.
I knew I should "keep trying".
We anchored on another spot for lunch,
and the grouper festival continued.
After lunch, Nibbles was working the chunk bucket, so I took the...
Thanks for the compliments.
I think everyone on the boat would agree with me when I say,
"You're pretty darn amazing your own self."
DAY TWELVE Saturday, November 21st
...soak baits like there's no tomorrow.
Four thirty a.m.
I'm up and at 'em.
Six thirty a.m.
We're close to...
DAY ELEVEN Friday, November 20th
Five thirty a.m.
Finally a good night's sleep.
We're hauling ass, a tiny bit of pitch & roll.
DAY TEN Thursday, November 19th
Let's "try" for bait.
Four thirty a.m.
On our way offshore.
Six thirty a.m.
Three so far....
DAY NINE Wednesday, November 18th
The boat's motors, coming to life, awaken me.
One thirty a.m.
I dress and rig to catch bait.
BEST DAMN DAY EVER, part 2
Making bait, been up since two a.m.
It was Italian for dinner tonight.
A big 'ol slab of hearty lasagna....
DAY EIGHT Tuesday, November 17th
"The Day in the Bay"
One forty five a.m.
I can't sleep, so I get up to make bait.
Dr. Death is in the stern...
DAY SEVEN Monday, November 16
The Winds of Change
Three forty five a.m.
Andy fires up his engines.
I get dressed thinking we're going to make...
DAY SIX Sunday, November 15th
Three thirty a.m.
Wake up call.
I didn't sleep well.
Noises in the night.
Got myself up to go try for bait....
DAY FIVE... the second half
I slide into a booth and wait for breakfast to be served.
Looking out the galley window, reliving the experience in...
DAY FIVE Saturday, November 14th
4:30 a.m. Wake up.
Andy wants to start looking around.
I barely slept last night, thinking about this...
My curiosity has been aroused.
I'm actually wanting to hear John's thoughts on the matter.
DAY FOUR, Friday the 13th
I slept good last night.
I woke up to the smell of bacon frying.
At six o'clock, I was having a first cup of fresh...
Spanky is waiting...
DAY THREE November 12th
Happy Birthday B.D. Laurens.
Forty five years young, I think he said.
He's one of the many "hot sticks" on board.
DAY TWO November 11th
Happy Birthday Kid!
Thirty six years young.
After breakfast, we kept unpacking.
A mid-morning seminar/booty give-away...
a story about a fishing trip...
That time of year again.
Fall Round-up on the Cattle grounds.
The Kid and I were hooking up one more time, for...
A "budget" & "long range" cannot be in the same sentence or paragraph.
Cool story, brah, but it wasn't just the commercials.
I was always curious about this subject.
I wondered why i couldn't go where the other guys...
Wow, what a thread.
The old guys are stirring it up all over this board.
Kenny Tulao. Now, there's a legend.
Can you say Calstar?
Nice Job Dad!
WSB last week, YT this week, what's next? Marlin? Wahoo?
I'm gonna have to have The Kid take me down for a visit...
I thought my turn was never going to come, but here I am.
A little bit late, but what the hell.
Based on the lack of storms this past winter and...
Why did the other six guys not get sick??
Kenji, is your old man a teacher named Mike?
Is there tuna in the delta now?
Tell him Loreto Joe says "hey".
The red tags tell the crew that fish is designated for Fisherman's Processing's icy, slushy bins that are located nearby.
The white tag tells the...
Good luck trying to get the eight sign ups, I hope you get 'em.
If you look at the trips scheduled for this November, they've sold a total of...
Who was driving when that happened?
Alaska Bill, was that the Wahoodad trip after Xmas w/ Mike Pritchard running the boat??
I was your new best friend for about a new york minute...
Thanks, we'll check it out.
Thanks, I told him to buy a test light this weekend and get busy....
Thanks, will do.
IDK, that's his guess.
I guessed the switch 'cuz I had a car with the same problem.
Heat = resistance? He only had the problem after driving the...
I suggested that to him already.
Thanks for validating me.
Thanks for the reply.
My buddy has a whaler w/ a 2005 merc outboard on it.
Last time out, got the boat to Catalina, started fishing, when we try to start the engine...
My thought is your idea is a good one.
Andre, thank you for the compliment.
I write them, among other reasons, hoping to inspire others to take the step up to real long range fishing....
Roger that Jeff.
The Kid could probably give you more of what you're looking for than I can.
Best that I can remember, recall, heard from others,...
You know a gentleman never fishes and tells.
What happens in Cabo...
Ladies and Gentlemen,
May I introduce to you,
the one and only,
The Man with No Name.
Chapter Twenty Three
Sunday, April 26
A "nothing" day for me. I continued to craft a story while thinking about those poor devils still on the...
Chapter Twenty Two
Saturday, April 25
We waited for the immigration agent to arrive with our visas.
I had been up since three a.m.,...
Chapter Twenty One
Three thirty a.m.
I couldn't sleep.
I laid in my bunk, writing the story in my head.
I figured I might as well get up and...
Thursday, April 23
Four thirty a.m.
The Skipper wakes us up to make bait.
Some of us made it onto the deck.
Five forty five a.m....
Wednesday, April 22
Four thirty a.m.
Back at Clarion Island, and up early, we tried to make bait.
Seven fifteen a.m.
After I got over myself, I tried to hunt down The Kid.
He told me he missed three bites this morning, and he looked a little...
Crewman Charlie Morito did that twice on our trip last month.
Aaron gave me a lesson on fishing the man bait.
Told us there was absolutely no...
Tuesday, April 21st
I would suggest you pour yourself a drink and find a seat.
This is going to be a long one.
Before I crashed into my bunk, me and The Kid had a chat about our past, our present, and our future.
I told him about the...
Nobody is born that way though,
and some people, like me, are just lucky.
Allen was catching way more than his share of everything...
Anything for a brother.
The code I live by.
Four twenty a.m.
I finally got a half a night's good sleep.
I peeked outside and there were anglers at the rail.
Sunday, April 19th, half-way thru the adventure.
On deck at seven for a kite turn....
Saturday, April 18th, Three a.m.
I rose to try for them.
Nothing going on, so I go for coffee. My own instant.
A New Day...Friday, I think...Four a.m.
I was woken from my sleep, probably by The Kid going out to go fishing.
I took my sweet...
Last night I had the weirdest dream.
I fell asleep thinking about the Shimada Seamount, and I ended up dreaming about a book I...
The few small wahoo we caught were donated to the galley for dinner tonight.
Not much tastes quite as good as fresh wahoo, so I ask...
Wednesday, April 15th,
TAX DAY at Clarion Island, en route to the Shimada Seamount...
I wondered if I sent that check in before I...
You're a tough act to follow my friend.
Masterpiece? I don't think so.
Just fish porn with some klass...
Breakfast At Sevens.
It's a new day, but I don't know what day it is.
I sat down at a table with Near Beer Bob and Ed Moustache.
Pulled Pork Sandwiches.
A Bloody Mary.
Ah, the good life.
I sure am lucky.
The Skipper is trying to locate...
Monday, April 13th
I got up to answer nature's call, and I saw a few gents sitting in the galley when I stopped for a...
After the seminar, the sponsors gave away a bunch of swag.
The Trokar guy sent some hats and hooks for everyone as well.
It's four a.m. and I'm laying awake in my coffin.
The Kid and I are in Cabin 12.
I gave him the upper bunk, as a favor, after he...
One by one, I introduced myself to the rest of the slayers.
There was Shoboshi (fireman) John.
Culver City Mike....
SHOGUN arrived at the dock at eight thirty.
It was already locked and loaded for battle.
We boarded ourselves and stashed our kits in...
“Jo Jo was a man who thought he was a loner…”
The Kid picked me...
C'mon man, tell them about the jig fish...
"I'm not a good story teller," says the man.
Watching you on your first big fish trip, remembering my own.
Enjoying your company, sharing...
The boat is due in tomorrow morning.
The original poster is riding the boat home,
Boy, does he have a story for you...
So, what happened?
Alan, I used the very same set-up as you described, last November, and landed fatties on both.
I know it won't mean much coming from me,
Oh shit, might as well hand him the jackpot money now...
Did you write new rules, or just get rid of the jackpot?
Been a fan since he was the salt water guy @ Western Outdoor News.
Picked up the premier issue last year, with an autograph, of course.
I just wanted to say "thanks" to you and your boy for autographing my copy of The Bight.
I will treasure it always, and put it up there...
Another disciple of Harvey the Hook.
I met him on the Q -105, where he used to live part time.
I visited both of his museum locations. Elsinore,...
Post this up on the ORCA site and you will get an answer for sure.
Old Reel Collector's Association.
Is the reel fixed in place or does it swivel...
Nice job Mr. Field Reporter.
Looks like you did OK, maybe better than most
Sorry no moo juice for you, but you have a good excuse to go again.
Well, I was waiting for an appropriate time to make my one and only self serving bump up to the top of this thread,
but you guys keep beating me...
"Sweetie, it's Papa."
"Wake up Sweetie, it's Papa."
My right eye opened slowly.
The room was dark. What little I could see...
Six fifteen in the morning.
Another rough night of weighting and unweighting.
My back is not happy.
Maybe I am getting...
Five a.m. on our last day, after another sleepless night.
A little wind put the boat in a rolly-poly mode, which my back...
At two thirty a.m. we rose and made bait for the final assault.
We are moving now, getting into position...
The Kid didn't take my success this morning very well.
We're not gonna be roommates anymore, he says.
We're not gonna be...
In the bright sunlight of a new day, we harvested my beast in the bow.
Portside, where it began.
I must be dreaming, as this time...
The bait fishing turned into tuna fishing around five a.m.
With no current, everyone was angling in the stern, shoulder to...
Tuesday the 18th
Maybe slept a couple of hours, I don't know.
My mind kept replaying yesterday's highlights.
Not a bait used.
We had dinner and tried to make bait again afterwards.
We failed miserably and were forced to try again at three a.m.
Two good baits, and two nice fish.
When I used to come out here, I had a checklist.
1. Get bit.
2. Pull on a big...
At seven thirty a.m. we are still miles from the Zone,
and the anxiety level is rising.
The try for bait at Alijos Rocks...
Friday morning, day three, and I slept in.
Again, not really slept, tossed and turned more like it.
The motion of the boat, rather...
It was pork chops for dinner tonight,
but the food didn't taste as good as before.
The bitter flavor of dead sardine lingered on our...
"Sweetie, it's Papa."
I could hear The Kid's voice calling to me from somewhere.
I thought I was awake, but my vision was blurry,...
The boat came in this morning with a load of anglers and their fish,
so we can't start boarding till they come from re-fueling and...
Cowboy Jack is head "Boss" man on this cattle drive. He' driving a buckboard and he's brought a ton of supplies.
I don't do fish reports.
I write stories about fishing trips.
"I dreamed I was in a Hollywood movie,
and that I was the star of a Hollywood...
We weigh 'em up on Wed. a.m.
Tuna Thanksgiving on Thursday.
Back on dry land after a two week trip of a lifetime.
What did I miss?
Good advice but a little too late.
You see, in the past, and I know you might find this hard to believe, but I've been known to utter a...
Me either, I'm an ink and papyrus kind of guy, but thanks for the kind word Jeff.
That would be a No, another NO, a probably Not, a HELL YEAH, and a definite, absolute NO.
Sorry Jeff, I paint my pictures with words,
and you can only see them in your mind's eye.
I hope I don't lose that notebook again.
Thanks Jeff, it's always good to be lucky.
Hey Laurens, can't wait to discuss east vs. west coast jig fishing with you...
You know Buddy well.
I was told to keep it hush-hush.
I was told to "be cool" and "act like you been there before".
But I'm so freakin' excited, I'm about to explode....
Are you about ready??
Did we lose Colorado??
How about Cups?
When I saw the title of your post, and with no offense meant, I was tempted to reply, "...if you have to ask, you probably can't afford it."
Must be why the mailman jacked my copy.
Question for you experts using the crimp system.
Do you insert your flouro or mono into and crimp onto, the line on the reel,
or do you make a...
Mojo, (for some reason I love that name),
at some point in the process of going long, you made a decision to go with the crimp system.
Being an ORCAN, I wish I could attend every day, but somebody still has to work for a living.
What's going on on Saturday?
Is it worth the drive...
Yeah, it's on a trailer.
We were going to leave from MDR but no bait there.
Thought we would drag it to Pedro and launch from there.
A buddy is thinking of taking his new to him 24 footer out of San Pedro next Saturday, and trying to talk me into going along.
I told him I...
Me too Alex. I still got a few hops left in me I think.
Well, you weren't the only persons to find that strange, and it sucks to hear the fish started biting as we drove away.
Calling it a trip at 5:30...
I will forward that information to the Captain right away.
I'm curious to know what kind of pattern do you use with ten trollers?
You horn dogs can see their pics on the boat's facebook page.
And won the jackpot as I recall.
I'll run your idea for a fishing show up the flagpole and see if anyone salutes it...
Uh, Player, scoreboard showed three tuna, three yellows for me.
A couple of handoffs.
I was the hot stick on troll team six.
Thanks for contributing.
Subtitled, "The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly
(Cue the music)
The good started when I got four of my buddies to sign up for the trip.
The bad was the...
Naturally, it helps if the trollers put a bend in the rod and "try" to bring the tuna school to the boat, instead of playing their twenty five...
Would you care to share with us which techniques/tactics were working, and which ones weren't???
How was it being the charter master??
Nick borrowed someone's satellite phone and called in a report to his lovely wife, who called me with the high and low lights.
The boat started...
Sorry to hear that bit of news, and giving bad info, but I did just read Beer Bob is on the trip...
My buddy, The Kid, aka Nick Rekrut, left Friday on Shogun.
He's on a 15 dayer, he should be arriving tommorrow morning at either the Bank or Big...
Nothing happened since Sunday??
I know you said you'd be brief, but c'mon.
I'll file this bit of news in the "Good Things Happen to Good People" folder.
Advise you send a PM to member Longshot Scott for his input.
Author's first name is Lincoln.
He went by Arizona Fishkiller on Allcoast where he posted this "almost true" story originally years ago.
Not talking about the menu,
but it looks like you guys pigged out!!!
I saw some pics on the boat's website,
and it looks like you're...
Boat's website is reporting that BD member, and all around good guy, Alaska Bill, was the winner of the "highly coveted" trolling jackpot.
Buy a spring scale and you can answer yourself.
Your reel was designed to fish with 30 lb. line on the troll and provide 9-10 lbs. of drag at...
So, what's on the menu tonight?
If you have time, give us a galley report, please.
How's the coffee on board?
I know you are a bit of a connoisseur.
I think they can use you down at the landing.
Seriously, Jeff, I knew you were a lucky guy, I didn't know you were that f****'n lucky.
Donde esta ahora?
Is that the guy taking out the AA charter?:D
You're right, that's everybody's worst nightmare.
And a state I used to live in.
From the facebook reports, it appears the trip has rebounded successfully.
Andy has fashioned another happy ending.
That's a great story.
Seems like everybody's got one.
I'm glad YOU liked it.
Sorry to disappoint you Steve. You must have me confused with another person, or a real writer.
If YOU think it's all good, then, that's all...
Bread & Butter?
More like burnt toast and moldy jam.
If he was really getting the "bread & butter" stuff, I don't think he would have left the...
Like yourself, and many of the responders, I've been very fortunate, and I'm extremely grateful to have been out on the cow roundup more...
Recent reports read like they're stuck between the rock and the hard place with few options.
My worst nightmare.
I know you guys love him,
but that stuff is poison, isn't it?
On the water reports from the boat.
Post trip write up with pics.
Energetic and enthusiastic words that will inspire others to take the next step....
What new toy you gonna buy with all that $$$$$$$$$$????
Good question that's been debated back & forth.
I've asked a few captains, "if you can only go one time, when?
They've all replied, the Fall.
Fucking awesome experience.
Thanks for reading.
So, I've been a little bit under the weather lately, but I wanted to respond to all of the nice folks who took time to post a comment.
I love that first pic of your boy, the colors are vivid.
Did all the players on Team Cheezy sign up for next year??
it's the other cattle on the boat.
So now, we're all caught up, and back to the beginning.
If only that notebook would show up.
Man, what a story it was going to be....
I really need my notebook for this part, because this is where I tell you about the partying we did.
No, I mean I really NEED my...
Man, I could really use that notebook now.
I can barely remember our fifth day of fishing.
The Kid got one that tape measured out...
Day four. The worm turns.
I start off with that thirty five pound morsel I mentioned earlier, and finally put a tag on a fish....
If I had my notes, I could tell you about the fishing.
How The Kid started out fast and stayed strong.
"No Joe, that's not the...
If I had my notebook, I could tell you about the crew.
About Captain Andy, who runs this showboat.
About him going out of his...
If only I had that notebook, I could tell you about all of the cool people on the trip.
Like Jack Nielsen. Number One on the...
It's not a trip report.
It's an almost true story about a fishing trip.
"What is irony? What is the meaning of 'ironic'?"
Dad, thanks for the topshots & the tips.
I hope to give both of them a workout in about four days.
Hasta la vista baby!!!
Man, you're one lucky dog, aren't you??
Happy returns of the day. I'll buy you a beer tomorrow.
You know, seems like there's a lot of birthdays...
Thanks Steve. For a split-second there, I was really confused.
So, is this the same Excel trip that everyone is discussing on the other thread, saying it went to Clarion???
You can buy a chart at West Marine.
West Coast of North America is the one you want.
The Ridge I know is on the Pacific Coast of Baja, just...
What else would you expect from "that guy"????
I'll cancel my order of pastramis from Johnnie's for everybody then.
Sorry, I didn/t know...
Only 48 hours till boarding.
Anybody else excited?
Too early for a roll call??
Who's bringing lunch??
Paperwork I got from the boat says check...
Trip wouldn't be the same without you.
The girls aren't coming this year???
So what happened this weekend???
Warming up for the reel thing next month???
How about Scott Shurko??
I thought he was the straw that stirred the drink...
Have not ridden the boat myself, but I know the Skipper is top notch.
I'd love to try it out, so f you need another angler to help fill the trip,...
Wow B.D. Laurens, who knew?
Hot stick? Yeah, we all knew that,
but fish reporter too??
I'm not surprised YOU made lemonade out of the lemons...
You believe in Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny too?
Ask him if he's seen any seiners.
40-60 lbs. of drag??
What a stud!!!
I was perusing my latest copy of the REEL NEWS (page 40) from ORCA, the Old Reel Collector's Association.
There was a picture of a a special crate...
Reading between the lines of this post (it's difficult to read as written) I think I understand what you're saying.
First of all, I...
Very informative posts being put up between the live reports from Big Ed.
I thank you guys for contributing to the discussion.
Cinco Estrella has that contract??
Thank You for taking the time to answer my questions, I appreciate it and maybe some other long rangers will as well.
Good info there re...
Jeff showed me his system a few years ago.
I went out and bought hooks and hardware.
Got on board the boat and asked the crew to rig them up for...
No offense, but my understanding is, that with modern electronics, everyone knows where everyone is, and where they've been, and can guess where...
A good article on the history of Penn's colored sideplates in this month's newletter from ORCA (Old Reel Collectors Association)
I believe Birdnest Bill meets that qualification,
volunteered to step up,
and then something hit a snag.
What does it...
So I need tires for my painted Trail-Rite trailer that has chromed/rusted steel rims.
Based on info from this board, I figured to head over to...
The jigmaster was designed to throw light jigs on thirty pound line.
The Senators are designed to fish 40 and 60 lb. line respectively.
Thanks a bunch Mr. Rodless,
I'm afraid your on-the-spot, "live", real time reporting from the Bank and Buffer have raised the bar for all...
New in the box, they were around a hundred bucks.
Great reel for inshore, light saltwater fishing with bait or artificials
Yours looks like a...
I shared the rail with him years ago on a trip aboard the Q.
I knew he was a writer, but he never mentioned all that other stuff.
Back to the lender....
Captains Courageous, undisputed champion.
I think your report is pretty darn good.
I'll look forward to the next one.
When you decide to take a break from making bait, and go have dinner instead, DO put your sinker on top of my 50 wide in the rack next to your...
Wow, first time I bought from Bulletman (and it wasn't that long ago) the 9mm was $160 per K, and the .45 was $245/K.
Makes me wish I had bought...
The size at Alijos Rocks.
So he's gone from Indian to Chief??
I bought a 16 gal. tank from Pacific Edge Bait & Tackle.
I mounted it the port corner, opposite my kicker motor, to even out the weight.
I glued a...
Old Reel Collectors Association would be a good place to start. They publish a newsletter for their members which is actually a reference...
You're getting closer, but you're not quite there yet.
Did you miss the 1st one? A different slant, but equally (or more so) well crafted (IMO).
What was the first one??
I'm not aware of any drama going on presently, and can appreciate your loyalty to BD, and MOST of the time, I like your take on things, so...
Great report Kid.
It was a pleasure to meet your Pops. Ask him if it was Valentine's Day the night he squeezed you out.
After he gets done...
I am, but it's on that other site.
Like a big cat, very smooth, agile, always ready to pounce, and sink those big steel hooks of his into his prey.
I could write a book...
Hey Nick, are you writing a report?? Can't wait to read it...
Spike, does Leo have a nickname?
I am writing a report sort of and it'd be cool...
Sounds like you owe your roomie/bunkie a beer to me...
Yeah, I'm jealous too.
Great topic for discussion and absolutely the worst part of long range fishing.
I'll start by saying I'm the Pusher man. Always have been.
Mike Pritchard, who used to run Excel & Intrepid, just took over Legend.
That's my NEW favorite short range boat.
A new spool would probably cost you more than the reel is worth.
Having purchased a few used Penn Internationals over the years, and then after...
If you're looking for a reel to fish sardines on cows, look at something newer like the VSX series. A topless frame makes a world of difference....
I'm no expert, but I just got a 50 VSX back from Cal.
The reel was nice before, now it's Very Nice.
The bearing & spool treatments you mention...
Plenty of hot water for your shower, your favorite table for all of your meals, no waiting for second helpings.
Plenty of time to work on the...
Let's talk fishing..
Do you think that all of this incredible bluefin fishing we've been enjoying this summer will get the attention...
Maybe it's the way my twisted mind works.
This is the first summer in a couple of years that we've had a good tuna bite.
You know all of the...
I know that's Fireman Gary Schall from Long Beach, and he told me he was going out about this time.
He used to run charters on the Q and he's been...
Unless they pay me to wear it,
I don't pimp anybody's ride.
That's the kind of insider information I came looking for, and the kind you won't get from a travel agent.
Almost like you...
Thanks Skipper, I appreciate the offer of help.
Right now, my head is spinning with all of the possibilities.
As of now, fly into Auckland &...
We continue to work on the plan....
Damn dude, you'd do me like that?????
I'm calling the office Tuesday and asking for a different cabin.
Feeshing is frustrating enough, why...
You might ask your doctor for the pill form of the patch called Scopace.
Your insurance probably will not pay for it, but it's worth the cost.
Right now, I'm leaning North Island, December/April. Fly to Auckland, head Northeast to Saltwater for King Yellows.
Cal told me, by a large margin over any other size, and for the majority of long range wranglers, the 30 sized reel has been the "go to" reel for...
The wifey sez she wants to go to N.Z.
I said OK, but naturally, I'm going to want to fish while I'm there.
Can any of you...
And throw your roomie under the bus????
You're yanking my chain??
Read the first line of his report...
But in case you're not, when I was a kid, and I eventually showed up from...
I like a honest report as much as everybody, and
you have a fresh perspective on a six year old ride.
And as Mom used to say,
"better late, than...
Thanks Cowboy, any chance we fish together again??
Pick something, let me know.
Having ridden both numerous times,
I'd suggest you go Intrepid.
For the better, thanks to you....
Thanks Spike, this might be of interest to you.
I spoke w/ Aliyar @ the rest of the Q gang.
You know Joe C. is on the Rooster.
The best crewman...
Thanks Wils, coming from you, that means something.
Steve, I'm amazed you (and your associates) haven't busted me yet.
I used to be somebody else on another board....
Thanks for the compliment....
You're not throwing me overboard for that guy on the waiting list????
You should be careful. You have an image to uphold. If folks find out...
It'll be a looooooong wait.....
No pics, no video.
If reading is difficult, err, hard for you, don't bother going any further....
Thursday, 8/16 o dark...
Any other BDer's gettin' on board this weekend??
It's finally our turn, we've been waiting since January!!!
Me and my party of five are...
You mean like somebody jumping up & down like a little cowgirl when they get bit???
I bought a couple of pics from a guy who used to ride the Indy, I think his name was Barry.
He was a Professonal with better equipment, and I...
My estimate of a fair value would be $200 apiece, based on these factors.
Those big reels in stock form (30 & 50 lb. class trollers) are sort of...
Being an old Calstar man, I started with the 760 series and had absolutely no complaints, other than they didn't work very well as a "rail" rod in...
The answer I got, when I asked that question, was No, you cannot.
The answer to both of your questions is Yes.
Your JX is a great reel to use on a 700 H as a forty or fifty pound live bait stick somewhere...
Ed Ries has written a couple, Tales of the Golden Years is one,
check out Monterrey Publishing.
Chuck Garrison wrote a good one about Bill Poole.
I was re-reading this great thread and had a momentary flashback to this exact same situation, especially that second part. It made me laugh, and...
I knew I'd seen you on fire somewhere...Performance Tackle ten day on the Q in the fall...good times gone forever, huh?
I'm riding the Rooster...
Charley, was that the AHI trip w/ Dallas and them boys?
Magic day on the Q, that was.
You're right Dad, I should have specified an egg w/ toothpick when I wrote "inline" while cow fishing on the anchor. My bad.
I have caught...
I'm no tuna expert but,
my understanding is that the "rubber band" method, (looping a torpedo sinker of whatever weight needed around your main...
I sure hope they get it fixed quick, I'm on board next month.
Couln't help but notice you said, "$120 for fuel & $85 for a permit, cash only"....
I met Tom decades ago when he used to help out over at Art's Tackle in Gardena. I don't know if they paid him, or he just liked hanging out at...
Sparky, you are my kind of angler, I love those photos.
I THOUGHT I was all that 'cuz I have a rare Penn/Baker Super 6.
I didn't even know they...
I'm no expert, I just play one on TV, and maybe the photos are "pointless", I don't know.
When I compared the photos, as the poster asked, I saw...
Because I've seen him drive,
and I don't want to miss the boat,
I'll take my chances solo.
Actually I thought of doing that at one point, then...
Remember I'm trying to fly from Cabo to SAN DIEGO where my truck is parked at the landing...
I saw those.
They appear to be 5 or 6 hour flights thru Phoenix, with a connection, which is "not exactly" what I'm looking for.
Thanks for the...
Anybody up for another summer of pounding yellowtail along the beach???
I would not be surprised one bit, I am the Master of the Malaprop in every language...
Yeah, I know, but I figure they appreciate the effort,...
Absolutely no offense taken man. I'm here to learn the ropes and I appreciate you sharing your experience. Probably won't be the last time....
OK everybody, I really thought we'd get more input from all those fly back veterans, but no matter.
I went ahead and bought the refundable for...
A buddy is trying to sell me on doing a fly back trip this fall.
Presently, it looks like there is only one option to fly from Cabo to Dago...
Are those crickets I hear?
Back on topic,
In my short career of long ranging, after years & years of riding the short range boats, I've ridden the Q, Indy, Intreppy, XL,...
Nick, right off the bat, a major bonus for signing up, you're fishing with this guy.
I'm sure you read his story on the June Heat trip. He...
definitely the end of an era.
I was going to say that I think I speak for a lot of guys on the boards, before I remembered I've been instructed...
Can you say bluefin??
You won't be the only one brother.
Maybe that's part of the plan, eh?
By a wide margin.
Comparing them two is apples & oranges.
Mike P. is outstanding in his chosen field, he gets it, the whole sportfishing...
You'd think they would have cleaned him up a little bit before taking his team photo. Looks like he just got out of bed.
Not to worry boys.
Me & some of the bro's are going to come up with the dough to keep her afloat.
With our "growing" busines up to full speed...
When Purfield's closed their doors, I looked around and found Baja Fish Gear in Lomita. Nice place, good staff... they get most of my tackle shop...
Way, way, way back in the day, that 45 GLS handle was a popular replacement handle on Penn 4/0, yellowtail special type reels.
Hi yourself Poppy.
Looks like you're having some fun in the pics on your new/old ride.
Did you see any bluefin/albies on the way home,
I got antsey once.
It was January of 2005, my wife and my bank account finally gave me the green light to go on my dream trip... a Fall 10...
I want to be like "Poppy" aka Mike Pritchard, the guy driving the boat and sticking the fish...
That would kind of cut into your poker playing time, wouldn't it?
Only four months old, that's not long in internet time.
I like Dad's idea, Tufline from the factory source.
The same factory puts a bunch of...
I don't think that attitude is exclusive to Texas. Plenty of boys in California feel the same way.
Penn used to be the best, but for they let...
Heard from a friend of a friend yesterday,
that The Man is doing much better.
His vision has returned and he may not have to go under the knife...
Don't you mean "when" the check bounces?
While you're checking with him, if you can, see if you can find out how much he's charging for fuel and a mexican permit.
This started out as a Kona Mike thread??
Now, it reads like a "there were two Javiers" thread. One that was well-liked and admired by a bunch,...
Reports like that are what fishing websites were made for...
You might check out the Old Reel Collectors Association website.
There are some posts there that should point you in a direction.
They're big on...
When I left on this trip, I had it in my mind to post a report here.
Circumstances have changed though, and instead of joining you guys in...
Hell of a job by a hell of a man.
I look forward to our next meeting at the rail.
I'm gonna try and do one of those story/reports, even though Cadillac Bob told me you can't write one of these until the trip is over.
This one if...
Isn't that the ALLCOAST trip?? Of course it's going to go...
Picasso expresses his apologies for jacking your thread.
But since it's jacked, and I'm a glutton for punishment...
Why should I pay for something you've been giving me for free for years?
On a $300 fillet bill, no room for $10 (your cost?) worth of ice? That...
Wow, rough crowd,
looks like I stepped on one of your favorites.
Good thing it wasn't Mike's world famous or I'd really be in trouble.
Hey fish girl,
Where did I say you were "cheating" me?
The only person you are cheating is Marco, out of his tips...
I used 5 Star a couple of weeks ago after a 7 day trip, Sarah, Mel, and Marco took excellent care of me at the dock.
I got some done "same day"...
I'll take #7 off of your hands.
Shoot me a PM.
Two 25's equals a 50 and it tastes the same on the plate.
It's bluefin!!! Man, just go get some...
If it's not difficult, I would vote "yes".
Why not tell all of us what boat he's on now...so we can avoid it.
I might do a drive by though to see what this legendendary character looks...
It's not quantity, it's...well, you know.
I met you in Rio Norte de Tucson or whatever the name of that little pueblo you lived in was.
You don't remember me because you...
Doesn't matter what you serve them, the long rangers I know will always cut cheese.
Thanks for the recipe.
By chance I met the author of the story. Based on that meeting, I would say there's about a pinch of truth in the telling, the rest of it is was...
I used Blue Water Tours many times in the past (though not recently) and was always satisfied with the arrangements (full service) they made on...
What's the name of the guy whose reports you don't read??
Why do I feel like I've just been spammed?
The Q doesn't shut down by choice this time of year. Look at their printed schedule. The had trips in December planned long ago. They can't...
Well done telling of the usual Man gets Fish, Not a Cow.
Would you have wrote it if you had lost it??
The Baker Reel/Performance Tackle 12 day trip is going for sure, last trip of the year for the Q.
I guess if John Baker told you it's going...
Good morning Kil,
Are you on the Baker trip? If so it will be a great pleasure to meet you and see you in action.
You mention the Hurricane Bank...
If you don't mind sharing, tell us what your order from Basil consisted of.
I'm going on a fall trip and wondering what and how...
Separate names with a comma.