New-lo-An just called in an update on the first day of a 2 1/2 day trip with 20 fish over 200lbs .
We are all part of the fishing community and this is a terrible accident no matter who's fault it is . Loss of life or injury is just terrible....
Back side of Clementy !!!
1,o circle hooks !!!!
I was on the trip . Weather was absolutely amazing fishing was just as good . Those fish were great on light gear !!!
It's a parking lot at SCI right now . Just got back today from fishing the island on the New Lo An and we got 110 Bluefin for our efforts....
Sac bee fishing report !! Sounds like you might be fishing the mouth of the feather river. Good luck.
I was lucky enough to get on the New-Lo-Ann 2 3/4 day Oct 7 -10 . Bluefin or bust new moon trip. It sold out in less than 24hrs. 22 people max load.
Cat food !!!
Merry Christmas to you and your family Soda !!
My go to setup for the Lupe is 800xh and 800xxh calstars with avet hx raptors on them . Loaded with 80lb solid spectra.
I fish solid braid now on anything less then 130lb . Bait swims way better on solid !!!
This is the best fall trout fishing I have ever had on the Kings river in 16 years of living in Clovis ca. In the last 6 weeks I have landed 11...
Blackhole is the real deal took my two spinners to the Lupe in Oct and had a great time with them !! Look into them they are worth it !!
Hornady 140 grain !!! Bad spelling.
Shoots great !! The optic is a vortex viper pst 8-24-50..
I have yet to shoot it outside of 500 yards .
I'm going to another range that is a...
Here is a pick of my ruger 6.5 with a few upgrades. Love it !!!
Wrong forum !!!
You want at least an 8ft rod . My go to popping combo is saragossa 10,000sw connected to a blackhole 861 mh.
In. falcons 35. New England 21
I fished 3-0 mutu they worked great no failures.
When I was there in October I landed 15 out of 18 hookups on yellowtail. I caught them all different ways dropper loop 100lb line 6ft rod ,...
Keep the season going Javier !!!!
Sell the 50 keep the 30 !!! Damm those old penns are heavy !!
60 lb braid is to light for Guadalupe if the quality of fish is still the same next year. Dropper loop no less than 100lb braid and mono.
Vagabond dose not have permits yet for Guadalupe. They have put in for them but has not received them yet. They will post it on their website...
He built rods a long time ago. I had my first custom rod built by him back in 1988. Shop in newport beach at the base of the pier.
I fished 800xh with a avet HX at Guadalupe and I loved it . I got yellowfin to a 100lb with it and did not even struggle.
When I was there in 1997 we had a hit on the yellowtail there. One fish landed out of about 50 hookups. The only yellowtail landed weighed 54lbs....
I haven't pulled any hooks yet on that setup !! Also I in the process of building the whole line up of 800graghfighter series. Really liking the...
I have the mxj on my 800xl . 40lb braid 5 ft 20lb floro.
Tough to find !!!!
Tom stop telling these folks about solid.....LOL
Never had to go full !!
It was a regular one ! To me know need raptor.
I used 2 setups for tuna . 700xh paired with a avet HX 5-2 100lb hollow and 80lb floro. My other setup was 800xh paired with a avet HX 5-2 80lb...
I was using the large size 2 hooks . They will catch all the different size mackerel there 10oz sinker .
Most places you fish for tuna will have...
Lack of current has been the problem not lack of fish when I was there 2 weeks ago. My tip is to fish solid 80lb braid to 60lb floro. The hook of...
Fished there last full moon and fishing was very tough. We had no current for 5 days.
Still I tagged 15 fish.
Guy's were asking how are you landing so many yellowtail. I told them pull hard and don't give any line !
This is why you fish full drag at Guadalupe !! This fish was caught next to me at the avalanche on dropper loop on a scad ! Weight 70lbs !!...
Fullllllll draaaagggg. !!!!!!
If you allow those yellowtail to run 1 ft of line off your reel at Guadalupe you will be rocked !! I got back 2 weeks ago and picked up 15...
Just got back a couple days ago. Use an 8ft rod 60 to 80 lb floro with 80 to 100 lb spectra solid not hollow. The hollow puts to much drag on...
A lot of people got rocked several times. Yes there were some connection failures.
I have been to Lupe in early July ! The tuna we got were 20-50 lbs . The yellowtail use nothing less than 80lb .
I just got back from Guadalupe...
Short report !!! Fished Guadalupe the fishing was scratch fishing at best except for one afternoon we were going full speed on yellowtail. We...
For the reel bag !!! Just cut my own pvc to fit !!
Leaving Saturday for the Lupe !!!!
RP had a 150 mixed YT and YFT yesterday at the Lupe. Great way to finish off a trip !!!
Kil keep us updatedon your trip if you can . Good luck see you at the dock on the 15th.
Steve thank you for the Intel !!! My plan is to get more wahoo gear .
As for the trip , I got an email saying that we are going to Guadalupe...
As for 6 packs 400 dollars a day to catch Bonito and yellowtail, maybe a white seabass . You go for it !!!
I will take my money and go long...
Sorry! !! I like to fish !! Screw the options !!!!
Yellowtail , Thunderbird, San Clemente Island. Hands down !!!
I wonder how much influence Chef Drew and Chef Jeff had on that !!! All I know is I want a copy .
Modified old reel bag to jig bag !!
SKB done !!!
My buddy and I are staying at the Dolphin Friday night. Who's up for a Beer ?
Dave forgot to mention . Save all your tuna bellies in the future I will smoke them for you !!!
Hey Dave I'm in Clovis !! get a hold of me I have some great recipes for fish !!
13 outfits for me on an 8 day !!!! Oh but I'm providing for 2 people !!
Never can have to much gear !!!:rockin:
Kil I am on the trip right behind you. Hope to pick your brain on the jigs you were using at the Lupe. I'm bringing my 801h with me ,matched with...
I used to have a long range vedio of the Excel. Ralph Mickelson was on the boat Randy T. Was the captain at the time. They were at Sacoro island....
You continue to fish and check out on the way back.
Never had a problem either !!
Hope it holds !! Heading to the Lupe in three weeks !!!!
May the fish God's be with us !!
Maid some kite rigs last night !! Double trouble, mack and squid.
I will be bringing everything between 40 lb and 130 lb. I will start with 60...
Unless the fishing shuts completely down at the outside island. We are going to Guadalupe island because October is one of the best months to fish...
I love all my calstar rods !!!! All 12 of them but lately I have had some blackhole rods built. Now I'm a big fan of ( Blackhole ).
I'm using the same hooks I use when I fish down in the lower zone !!!!
Talked to my expert advisor Taka from Takas tackle and he told me to bring all my heavy gear. Dropper loop no less than 130 lb. Tuna gear 100 -...
5 friends !!! OK margaritas on you !!:hali_olutta:
I will be on this trip along with a friend of mine who had never been to the island. Looking forward to pulling on those fish again. :jig:
I'm on the shogun in October and they said I can bring my own beer !!! So why not soda !!!
I always find it interesting as to what people say you can or can't use . I've caught some of my biggest fish on equipment that people would say...
I have a 30 exw fully loaded with izor 130 lb braid . I will let it go for 425$ used once. Silver in color.
The main diet of the Great Whites at the Guadalupe is elephant seals !!!! Although they do like fresh Ahi sashimi attached to a hook and line...
Don't over think the trip or it will cost you a lot of money !!! All you need is
1-100lb dropper loop !!!!
If you can't take down...
In regular water years September and October have been the most productive for the bigger tuna !!!
I was dropper looping when I caught my ex wife !!!! Now I only fly line for my next one !!!!! Fucking carp !!!!! Can't keep them off my line...
Albacore are extinct !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I will be fishin 24/7 !!!!!!!!!!!!!! There will be plenty of time to sleep when I'm DEAD !!!!:devil:
Good info guys !! I'm on the 8 day right after the the 9day bob sands trip.
Kil it's not the tuna you have to worry about. It's those huge yellowtail that are roaming around. Specially at pilot rock !!!
He's doing the weather somewhere in the Midwest !!
If I was going to fish right now on 11/2 or over night boat . No doubt the only 2 boats I would look at would be New lo ann or Pac Queen. They...
I'm going to take a couple of yummy flyers and some fresh frozen jumbo squid !!
What I'm really looking forward to is tangling with those jumbo...
Looks like I will be taking my heavy gear in October. 770h,775 xh, 700xh,
Mike is a great captain. He will definitely put you on the fish . Good luck.
Very good I'm going to bring some fresh jumbo squid !!
Are they doing any kite fishing ? If so what are they using for bait?
I just shot myself reading this thread !!!:2gunsfiring_v1:
I'm on an 8 day in Oct on the Gun . I was told we can only fish the island for a total of 4 days. So we will also be fishing other areas. As...
I talked to the office today for the Gun and RP . They said the permits only allow 4 days of fishing at Guadalupe island. So anything longer than...
That's awesome !!! I was on the seacher in September of 2001 after 9-11 . They said as we got on the boat we need to go threw you gear before...
Were did you get them ?
The three boats that have the permits !! Those trips have been sold out for month's. The 8 day I'm going on sold out in February. As of right...
Just got off the phone with shogun office. They said all trips 5 days or more will fish Guadalupe island. That is including the RP !!
Awesome news !! On the Gun 8 days in October. :hali_olutta:
Takas tackle best service in my opinion !!
Not a very comfortable boat !! But you will catch fish they know how to find them !!
Try to get a room towards the bow the one's in the stern are...
Somebody lock this thread up !!! ( PLEASE ) !!!:fighting0061:
You have 80lb braid on a 40lb reel and 65 lb braid on a 60lb reel ? Hmmm
Blackhole challeger 761mh.
775 h is the way I would go !! But that's only my opinion.
I do agree with you all the way . It has its time and place and I definitely don't want to be the guy that holds up the boat .
I don't get the whole argument between conventional and spinning reels !!! ( WHO CARES ). Some people just like fishing with spinning gear because...
Disrespecting a person who has love for the sport and is trying to open up a new style of fishing on the west coast , to me you're just jealous...
Dammmmm goooood food !!!!
Here is a custom blackhole 801h total cost 320$.
I bought the the 801h at the Hall show for 150$ and had it custom wrapped for another 170$ . Total investment 320$.
It is to your advantage to throw poppers with spinning gear.
I just had a blackhole 801h custom built total cost 350$ . I think that's pretty dam good for a quality rod.
I got the blank from Kil at the...
When people start paying for my fishing trips !!!! Then they can start dictating what I bring and where I put it on the boat! !!! :_smack_:
It sounds like the skb haters are voicing there opinion !!! :finger: thats ok I will bring two !! :frehya2: well maybe three and make somebody...
For the money saragosa is the way to go on the popping situation out there if you don't have the 1200 $ for a stella. But also you want a quality...
My go to setups are blackhole 761mh with saragosa 10,000sw and blackhole 801h with saragosa 20,000sw. :jig:
Turners is notorious for selling cheap generic rods like that . I can't stress enough how important it is to buy quality over price. Go with...
I will be there in October hopefully !! As for myself I fish mostly 50lb . I will go to 60 if needed. The yellowtail on the other hand dropper...
I just use a little old leather belly button. I've caught tuna up to 250 lbs and never needed anything else.
A harness is a waste of money...
Squid works great for tuna !!
Albacore !!! Don't bother until the count is over 1000 a day !!!:deadhorse
I have been fishing Calstar rods for 30 years and love them . The last couple of years I have bought a couple of Black hole blanks from Kil for...
Calstar 775 xh . Support USA companys.
I have heard a lot of mixed reviews on phenix but not on Calstar. Although I would like to see them try...
Find a 2 1/2 day . The extra half day makes a big difference. As far as a boat just pick one and go.
Love the star great operation ! This October going on an 8 day on the shogun. Because waited to long to get on the Star. I'm sure I won't be...
775 xh is the rod I would use for that application .
Black hole for me !!
I have the 761mh and the 801h both paired up with saragosas.
Blackhole weaponry 350 to 500bucks. Best barrel for the money.
I have a saragosa 10,000sw on a black hole 761 mh. I am going to put a saragosa 20,000sw on my 801h. Both rods are set up for popping.
I fish a 800xl with mine and love it.
Wow !! Very nice !!:urno1:
If Guadalupe island is out we will be at the rocks and the ridge . That works for me !!
Calstar 800xl one of my favorite rods to fish. Caught some 30 to 40lb yft on 20lb line with that rod .
I recommend pulling on one at the show !!
September and October are normally the standout months for Guadalupe island for the bigger tuna. My buddy and I decided to get on the Shogun in...
I have been there early July and the fishing was very good. Big yellow tail and yellowfin 20 to 65 lbs !!
I want one !! Love to use it in Maui !!!
Last thing I want is my fish laying out on the dock . That is why I prefer fishermans processing.
Ksong please hold me one of the 8 ft h blanks I will be there Saturday. Last year I got the 761mh love it .
I fish nothing shorter than 8ft for trout and most are 9ft. These rods are rated 2 to 6lb test . I never lose fish very rare. As for the company...
Panthers 45 broncos 10
I just pulled the trigger on a 8 day on the shogun in oct. A lot of options and I hope the Lupe is one of them !!! :jig:
Calstar 800h !! Great for fishing the iron !!
Go with the standard JX 2speed no need for a raptor !!
To bad the beer wasn't 50% off and it would still be to much !!!!!:cheers:
Calstar 775h !! But that is me.
I am on an 8 day on the shogun in October. If we fish Guadalupe island my go to combo is 700h or 700xh and avet HX or hxw. If we fish the ridge my...
Wow !!! Voter fraud !!!
Sorry had to say it :frehya2:
To early for me that time of year . You can have a lot of wind and lose some fishing time.
Pure protein !!!
I will be throwing poppers in Maui in 1 week !!!:hali_olutta:
Saragosa 10000sw match with blackhole popping rod !! That's my setup. :rockin:
I've seen them caught on the Huntington Beach pier. Live mackerel under a float.
Sounds like some yellow speckled brown trout got mixed in with the veggies !!!! :shithappens:
90 percent of the time people throw up or get the shits it's some sort of food contamination. Doesn't mean it was caused by the crew though....
What kind of fishing gear you interested in for the ar15 ? Maybe we can talk ?
You can catch yellow speckled brown trout in the LA River right now !!!:frehya2:
I like my 10,000sw saragosa on a black hole challeger 761mh.
Charkbait had quite a few poppers on their rack last week and already rigged with...
Calstar 800xl graghfighter. That's what I use with my mxl. Spooled with 40lb braid and 20lb floro top shot !!:hali_olutta:
Calstar 800xl graghfighter. That's what I use with my mxj . Spooled with 40lb braid and 20lb floro top shot !!:hali_olutta:
You guy's go fishing this weekend! I will be at the Wedge dropping into some freight trains !!:rockin:
I will stick with my Avet's all 14 of them . They fish just fine for me !!! Nothing against okuma just like to keep my money in the USA. :jig:
Very nice !!! :worship:
I have a saragosa 10,000sw matched with a black hole 761 mh !! I love that setup .:jig:
Are you on crack !!! Really spinning reels :smoking33:
I love fishing with Frank !! Always thinking outside the box. That is why he is a legend in long range fishing.
I got the tuna slam while Frank...
He should of made love with that shark while he had the chance! !!!!!:shakin::shakin::shakin:
It's about a year to soon or it would be mine !!! Nice boat great price !!
Looks like eagle ray to me !!! Taste like scallops. o_O
Yup !! That's it . But I have caught tuna up to 110 lbs on 5 day trips.
That's fishing !! You take the good with the bad .
I think they are doing their job!
Just got the 10000 sw to pair with a black hole 761 mh. Can't wait to test it out.
I will be taking it with me to maui in October.
Smoothound shark !!!
All my 770 rods are uncut . They are basically 775 . I love them great rods.
80 lb setup !! I would go 770 h . XXH is to much for that line class.
If you fish sardines on 130lb you will pull a lot of hooks . Get a 770 h...
Use the single speed LX for fishing the iron then get a 2 speed JX . Problem solved.
I was not quoting your post only the thread !!! NOW TAKE A MIDOL AND GO BACK TO BED !!!
I wish I was on that trip !!!! Hello !!!:slap:
Get the avet !!!
Xxxh to heavy for 80 to 100lb. My 80 to 100lb stick is a 770h calstar.
Warm water this summer !! Last year in September we were killing yellowfin at San Clemente. Do a 11/2 out of newport !!
Any other year I would...
It won't take long before people start arguing on this topic !!! :Rambo_Throwing_Kniv
Black hole is what I fish !!!:urno1:
Oh shit the world is ending !!!!:eek2:
I will be there in two weeks. I will put in 5 days of fishing crowley and the Owens . Can't wait! !!!
I love that boat very fishy. Plus chef Jeff and have exchanged some good recipes.
Don't forget the poppers. I will be fishing them a lot this year! !
Never a dull moment on Bloody Decks !!!!:fighting0061:
When I ride the boat now they ice the fish down. But you are right I don't ride boats were your fish are in gunny sacks.
Thunder chicken is my favorite boat north of SD. A lot of memories on that boat and still fish when I can!!!!!:jig:
Just remember avet built the HXW Raptor to fish 100 lb that's why that reel has 50lbs of drag. Good luck!!
Both ! 130 hollow core to 100 lb mono.
I like using it for Pl 68 in the dark down below or lite line fishing during the day.
If fishing less...
Taka would recommend rollers !! He has built 12 rods for me.
Big bait rollers light bait ring . But you are going to get a lot of opinions ....
I heard the was yellow speckled brown trout in the LA River !!!:frehya2:
770 h is the way to go . Please don't waste that reel on trolling.
Trolling for pansy s! :gay:
And that was an el Nino year !!!!
They fight hard ! But when the fish is straight up and down that's when it will test you. So lay the rod on the rail and put the reel in low gear...
JX and 700h will have no problem. Fish 50lb on it . I've got tuna to 120 on mine and that was on 40lb . Fish over 150 will hurt you though on...
Trolling only ! needs to be free spooled by cal.
I'm going fishing with you from now on !!!:worship:
This thread is still going !!!!!:fighting0061:
This has turned out to be a comical thread !!:Pillow_Fi
Two will be plenty. Rosey at fisherman's processing will take very good care of you !!
That's what I'm talking about! !!!
Avet has not disappointed me yet . Are there better reels yes but they get the job done for me . I will keep my money here in the USA!!!! Sorry...
No need for braid and none for floro. Just an additional cost to me . Most likely will be fishing yellowtail and rockfish so don't waste the...
I love the T-bird and that's SCI for ya . Been there done that but I don't hold the boat accountable. Sorry that's the way I see it !!!:nutkick:
I really recommend guy's with bad backs to have their rods built to use the rail !!! It helps trust me !
I have the whole 700 graphighter series all built with longer fore grips so if I get lazy all I do is lay the rod on the rail and wind. :jig:
1st post hmmmm!
I have 15 avets and they are pretty much on point !!!!
Fish taco s! !!!!!!!
baja fish gear beat every body on avet prices win you paid cash. picked up a great reel at an awesome price. Thank you.
Fish are there! Just can't stay on them because of weather! The drifts are to fast.
calstar 800h !!! Hello !!!
My local tackle shop had sabiki rigs with 50lb and two fly's so bought 25 packs at 3.99$
I have three JX reels none of which are raptors and I have 65 lb braid on all of them
. That reel you have was built to fish 80lb!!
I fish 40...
Yoyo is great! But I also fished the reverse dropper with the biggest macks that were in the tank and got yellows and lings last week!
Every once in awhile you got to have a good Hollywood Mallard shoot !! They decoy real easy.:notworthy
Go with the saragosa sw it's worth the extra money !!
Calstar 800xl !!:cheers:
The star let's me bring my own beer ! Took two cases of my favorite IPA. Tracy,Randy and Tim are great people. Good luck!
I'm heading out there in two weeks hopefully it's just as good !!
The 700h is a solid 50lb rod but some people need to feel more manly with a bigger stick! Must be a manhood problem! :frehya2:
Shogun is top notch !! 40 lb line for yoyo and 50 for dropper loop.
I have caught tuna up to 125 lbs on my 700h and to me the rod killed those those fish with no problem.
I have had good trips on all of the boats! !!:hali_olutta:
Shooting wister is easy . Just watch the bird s during the off days !! Oh dang it was easy when II've there! !!!!!
The bottom line is catch fish enjoy your favorite friends !! Have a great trip! :appl:
As my father would say! Fuck you and the horse you rode in on
Nice tail !!:cheers:
My friend just sent pics to me and they shot several mallards and other ducks jump shooting the valley. I need a guiding fee . Never left Fresno...
Nothing against the sweat line but this late in the season the jump shooting is off the hook in the valley. Take it from me I live there for 22...
I fish a HX on my 800hx and my LX on my 800h and no fish are safe!!! :jig:
Bingo! !!!!! Fish on my friends! !!!:gaygroup:
Bingo! !!!!!!!!! Anyway fish on my friends! !!:gaygroup:
Got to love those Hollywood Mallards:cheers:
10 yrs from now it will be very interesting to see who is still around. It's getting very expensive for the young generation to afford this sport!
People at the rail!!:rockin:
Lower banks have been quiet the last few years.
I think the next few years are going to be very interesting for the long range fleet . We will...
When the wind comes up your screwd!!!
You need live bait ! Bluegill or talapia. Fish the big canals all American, east highline, Westside main. Imperial dam is good.
That was me on the bow of the Thunderbird! We had a great trip every body in my group caught fish.
There was four guys in my group of 5 that had...
Jx for 40lb!!!
I use a 10 ft okuma celio rod rated 8-12lb for steelhead . Great rod for 60$ . I have several for trout also . You can't beat them for the money.
Its hotter than two hamsters fucking in a wool sock !!!:frehya2:
I fished lots of multiple day trips with no floro and no braid. If you don't have the extra money don't worry about it.
Focus on having the right...
Taka's tackle in Anaheim!
Taka got 10 on that trip. Epic!!
Just saw a yellow speckled brown trout swimming off the shores of my toilet !!! Dose that mean there is a el nino coming?LOLLOLLOL
The hx raptors were built to fish 100lb lines that is why it has 50 lbs of drag . Regular hx makes a great 60lb reel.
Just got back from fishing Crowley for three days from the bank. I landed 16 fish over 18" and the largest going 22" . Two biggest were rainbows...
My chovie rod is a Calstar 210 I had built 25 years ago. Man I love that rod !
Hx and your good no need for raptor!
I use mine with straight 25 lb to throw poppers at Dorado or plastics at bass.
Great price !! But over kill for the application.I would use it for the bigger bluefin if they show up.
40lb Andy mono!! I've caught my biggest fish on mono. Including my personal best a 240lb yft.
700h Calstar is my go to rod for that reel. I have caught tuna up to 120lbs with that set up and it wasn't even a challenge.
Yes but take a lot of lead for dropper loop fishing. At least 12 each 8,12,16oz. You will also be using them to make bait.
I like yozuri but it is smaller in diameter and the big tuna can chew threw it faster. So it's a preference to me.
Got to love what your going to look like if your boat ever goes down!!
Shimano Saragossa 10000 sw is the reel to get 299.00 . Penn spinning reels are junk and won't last . That is why they are so cheap. Remember...
Everything above pleasant valley is closed till the last Saturday in April!!
Tomorrow and sat is going to be nasty . Lots of wind traveling down. I'm sure when you get down below it will be better . Good luck.
1997 I caught the tuna slam on the Shogun Albacore , Bluefin , Yellowfin and Big eye. I had over 1000 lbs of fish on a five day.
My go to rod and reel for 50lb line is a Calstar 700h with HX 5-2 it will handle anything in 8 day range!
I would put the HX 5-2 on a 700h calstar
"FishersOfMen, post: 3344107, member: 172301"]Sounds about right. Thx.
Now single or 2-speed. I...
You get what you pay for!!!
I have been on the Vagabond on 5 day trips when Mike and the crew have fillet fish. Me personally my fish go to processing.
Nov 1st lower banks I would bring 80 lb 100lb and 130 lb for sure. I have seen the lower banks go off in late Oct. Always better to be prepared!
I agree with Steve on this one ! I like to see the high gear going 5.1 not 4.1.
Just get the jx and the hx two is better than one anyway!:cheers:
Just remember this! Its not all about how much drag you can put on a fish. You will pull a lot of hooks with to much drag. So why spend the...
When I go on 5 day trips I will bring everything from mxl to a ex30. The reel that sees 90% of the action are my jx's with 30-40lb top shots . I...
Standard hx will handle anything in 5 day range the hx raptor was made to fish 100lb top shots .
To me the hx raptor is over kill unless your in...
Use boat gear for the kite and use your 50sw for big baits. Other wise your good for now. Save your extra money for terminal tackle you will need...
Always love these kinds of questions because there is no answer without specifics. I fish catfish in the Imperial Valley and depending on where...
What a pig!
I have three hx 5/2 they are the best 50-60 lb reels they make!
Reel needs to be blueprinted and free spooled before it can be fished . Other wise its just a trolling reel.
Tent on the beach works for me when I'm there!
That birds mama got slapped by a cinnamon teal!
When I shoot ducks I use 6 shot for geese I use 2 shot your kill ratio will go way up because of the dence pattern. Also I shoot Kent fast steel...
To me the reels are still reasonably priced. They are not a bottom shelf reel although people want the price to be . Its a great reel for the...
All that just for rockfish!!!:eek::
Buy the pro ex30 not the 4/02!
Breck is one hell of a guy and an even better artist . We have hunted many times together and he has mounted several birds for me....
Exactly! That is why the heaviest rod I use is the 770 xxh. I caught 240 on the 770 xh and had the fish at gaff in 20 minutes. But everybody is...
Call Taka's tackle in Orange county he will give you the best long range advice out there. No need for anything over 770 xxh uncut witch is a...
I'm an avet guy , don't care much for shimano but looking possibly at a okuma mak . That's coming from a guy who has 15 Avets.
Nice Drake golden eye there. Hunting the valley 10 years ago I shot a common and borrows out of the same group Both Drake's and had them mounted...
I don't do many sit-ups!:hali_olutta:
When its windy in the valley there is no need to hunt wister for snows unless you want to try and decoy them. I would pass shoot them on the edge...
What (Park) where you hunting? :rofl::rofl::rofl:
If you want good stripers to 25 lbs fish pilot nob or imperial dam. I will never give away my pheasant spot but doves no problem. The valley was...
Here is a big tip for you ( Calexico ) . South end of the valley is way better hunting.
Dave great choice that's the only place i stay and I always leave my truck there. The staff is very nice also ! You can't beat $60. A night and...
Bottom line is , you either know how to cast or you don't. To me they all cast the same!
People who are from there do call it the Valley. I grew up in Imperial.
That is the only place I hunt! I drive all the way down there from Fresno now just to hunt and fish.
Good luck Dave and Donna I'm jealous . I will be stucik in Fresno!
What that means is you get to fish in the presence of a JEDI MASTER!!!
Opening day of pheasant season in the valley means a limit of doves by 8am then limits of pheasants by 10am and limits of quail and some ducks by...
I was told all the LR boats are going all inclusive in 2014. I know the two trips I booked on the R-STAR.are.
To me there is no reason for any more than a dozen decoys after the second week of the season. A lot of times I will only put out six and I kill a...
Best quail hunting in the valley is in the washes in the desert. Especially because of the amount of rain this summer. Only the locals hunt out...
One of the best no doubt! Book it !
Here we go again!:_diarrhea_:
There goes the worms again!:rofl:
Nobody ! I mean nobody touchés my equipment without my permission on any of the trips im on. I don't care how much experience they have. I have...
To me this is why the three speed makes since. The 4.1 is good for fishing the jigs on a big reel ,now you hook a big fish in rough conditions you...
My bad and your right sorry my friend.
I don't know what trips your on but we catch cows on ex30s all the time . I guess it is just the guy behind the rod & reel.
I would love to see them do a ex30 3 speed!
I would like to see a 30 class 3 speed!
I lived in the valley for 22 years. Still hunt and fish there all the time. Yes Ermas was a great dive bar so is the owl downtown.
Just remember you get what you pay for!!!
You need to go the moose Lodge in Imperial even better!
No problem! Go for it
100 lbs of drag that's a whench . You don't need a rod you need a crane.:rofl:
Calstar 210 with a Penn squider Jr! The perfect anchovy combo.
That's when I would think about getting the raptor! You will need the extra drag.
He ate it after the ride!:rofl:
I like it!!!!!
I do have to agree with you Steve about how every body chooses the 770h and xh models compared to the 770xxxh. I'm 6.1 and 250 to me the 770xxxh...
I use a 770h for the sardines and 770xh . I fish 770xxh for the big baits.I have yet to pull a hook. I believe the770xxxh is over kill . But that...
I here you! I now fish the rail and I will never go back.
All my rods are Calstar . If your looking for a cow rod 770 series is the way to go.
I am reading bluefin not big eye!
Who said floro completely invisible?
Mine only held 400 yds of 65 solid. But I'm good with that.
That's a good deal I would buy it but a have three of them already.
I use a Calstar 800xh for jigs and bombs and l love it.
Don't waste your money on a harness you will never use! As for a belt get something low profile and cheap if you use the rail you will see that...
I love it!
Pay attention to what you sign up for before signing up! I just got off the ranger 85 2 1/2 day trip. It was $535 food included. They did a good...
A lot of bad feed back on this boat this year! Sometimes owners and captains get burned out . Maybe that's what is happening. Eventually it will...
Calstar 770h great rod!
The only problem with fish being cleaned on the boat is that the quality of the fish goes way down. When the fish is cut on the boat they put it...
I fished that boat a month ago the captain is a great guy and he did a fantastic job for what he had to work with. The hardest working guy on the...
A passport is only required if you go into a port ! If the boat stays at sea the whole time you do not need one. Now some boats want you to have...
I recently picked up 2 avet 50s used once for 350$ apiece . They look great! There are some deals out there!
I was out a couple weeks ago tuna fishing was tough a lot of small yellowtail. So I started off with 20lb finally we hit a kelp holding the...
Don't get caught under gunned on those bluefin you will pay the price. I got back last week from a 2 1/2 day only 14 bluefin were landed on the...
I have been at docks the last two days. Fish are between 15 to70lbs but very scratchy for 1 to 3 day trips bring 20 to 50 lb line. start with 30...
Takas tackle in Anaheim custom builds them cheaper than you can buy a factory one. One of the best builders around. I have a 770h 770xh and...
Yes! On a pro exw50 . They forgot to put in one of the set pins when building the reel . Send it to avet and they will fix it.
No reason for 100lb!
I have 3 hx 5-2 and they are on a 700h and 800xh . Great combos!
I would go jx but you should post it in the classified section. The odds of getting a used green one is very slim. I would just buy a new one!...
I love the R-Star operation ! I've got a 4 day and a 14 day next year on that boat. I to was on that same 12 day in January great fishing but...
Wind!!!!!! Waves!!!!! Water!!!!
Mc cast is a waste of money to me . Go without and cast away!
Anytime I fish 50 or 60lb top shots I use my hx reels.. JX dose not put out enough drag for 50 lb. I'm not saying it can't be done just would not...
I always send my reels to avet for service! Also I never buy avets with Mc cast no reason for that component . For some reason that's were I see...
Numder one that rod is not enough for that reel. Number two where are you going to be fishing to need That heavy of gear for land based shark...
In the next 12 months I'm going on a 2 1/2 day a 4 day and a 14 day that's my addiction!
I agree but a lot of people don't know how to cast or handle a 30 class reel.The hx or hxw are very easy to cast. Now in big tuna situations I...
We haven't seen bft like this in quite a few years where they are consistently over 50 up to 170 so anything is possible. I would put 80lb solid...
That's how it starts first a 1 day then a 11/2. Next at three day maybe 5 and then your doing trips up to 15 day's . Oh then you factor in all...
80 lb solid braid jb or izor with 50 or 60 lb top shot.
Jx 6.0 single speed and calstar 700m. No need for a two speed save the money. Mostly iron fishing there unless you can get live mackerel then the...
Penn squider Jr best 20lb reel I ever fished! Perfect for fly-lining anchovies.
Blake is a Animal!
Go to squidco for that reel great deal there. Tuff to find raptors here. But for 80lb braid and 60 lb top shot a regular hx is plenty fine. Even...
I'm on the August 20-23 trip! As for the boat and crew will see.
800xh all the way! That's my wahoo killer !
That reel sells for $169.00 almost anywhere brand new!
I have all the 700s and love them. I've caught tuna up to 150lbs on them and no problems . Its one of those rods that just don't fit you.
Go to the new port of entry east of Calexico hop on the road along the All American Cancel and head east. Lots of rattlesnakes and scorpion's at...
Still haven't heard back!
I would not cut down a 800m ! All the rods have their purpose. I'm going on a 2.5 day in August during the full moon phase. I will take 700L...
700m is a 20 to 50lb ! I fish 50 or 60 on my 700h.
I fish the 700m with that reel . That's plenty for a 2 day. I put 65# power pro 40# floro top shot and your good even if the 80 to 100lb fish pop up.
$250.00 for the 30 and $300.00 for the 50 if they don't free spool. That's if your lucky. Too many new reels out you can fish right out of the box...
Have the Penn's been blueprinted and frees polled? If not the reels are only good for trolling . Then the price has to come down a lot to sell them.
I fish the 770xh and 770xxh uncut basically it is a 775 at 7.5ft. I feel the 770 XXXh is way over kill for west coast yft but that's just me!
BD classifieds are the way to go!
Fish tacos or sandwiches is the way to go!
The Macks are my bait of choice!
Looks like it's going to blow good luck!
Me old school penn squider Jr. 15lb or 20lb test.
I like the way you think!
I would have 30,40,50 lb outfits with the jx and 700m being the 30lb outfit. Baja special and 700h being the 50lb. You still need a 40lb. I'm...
That is what I do! Easy easy easy!
X2. Great stuff there!
I'm on the Aug 20-23 trip . There will be a full moon hopefully the bluefin will show themselves.
Between 4&5 yes old and never looked back!
Blue & chrome single hook !
2 dodos per day or 6 max possession limit on 3 days or more and no they don't count against your yellowtail limit.
Nice fish! Great boat!
If true what a monster!
I took two calcuttas on a five day a 700 & 400 the 700 was burned up the first day on 30lb bluefin. My 400 I just use for swim baits now. I would...
Top Gun or Chief is the best bet . Both have state rooms. Personally I don't pick a boat for comfort I go on the boats with a proven Captain and...
Avet has taken good care of me! Nothing but good things to say about their service. Good luck!
I like the two of them!
6-0. 7-0. 8-0 9-0 mustad circles is what I use . Anything over 100 lb I crimp but that is me. The marauders 300 lb wire.
I would send it to Avet or call Scott at Avet.
Great price! To bad it wasn't silver or it would be mine.
I would tie down anything with rod holders. Every boat is different so take some cord and bungie straps.
It wasn't a lack of tuna it was to many sharks. It is common for down below now and then.
Pm sent on the Avet 50
Why don't you call avet yourself maybe it's the tackle shop trying to push different reels due to incentives by other companies. Avet will tell...
I sent you an email please letme know if you got it.
My thoughts exactly!
My thing is no reason to single out one piticular Captain and rake him across the coals when they all do it.
I don't think Tim & Randy would put that fishery in jeopardy , especially when it pays their Bills 6 months out of the year. So before you spew a...
Calstar gftr 700ml. But that's me.
The hxw is built for fishing 100lb. Unless your going long range 10 plus days or fishing big makos or threshers there is really no need for it....
Read the post above yours ! I said I agree WSB! Hello!!!
Post what you can and knock em dead!
I have to agree with wsb though!
He said corvina not Corbin. Other wise known as Orange Mouth Corvina very common in the Sea of Cortez.
Depending on the amount off fishing pressure! Right now good two months from now could be shitty.
Sounds like you need another rod to me or excuse to get one!!!
You have rod that is rated 20-50 lb line. So you should match it up with at least a 30-40 lb reel. The Avet Lx or Jx put out 15 lbs of drag at...
If he is new to fishing the Avet mxl is to light especially for that rod . If you stay with Avet go LX model and no need for two speed or MC cast...
I have quite a few!
Now I'm really jealous! Donna I hope you have a great trip as well.
I'm glad it worked out for you. I love those reels!
He would need a 346lb yft to beat his previous 345lb. I'm jealous! Good luck Dan I hope the fish gods are with you. Also I hope you got the...
Just got back from Clarion never got a wristband nor saw one and I was on the R-Star.
30yards! I hope you got the line included with the purchase of the reel. Squidco in Point Loma sells that reel loaded with your choice of...
I would go Calstar gftr 800h.
I argree there!
First where are you going and when ?
I had a 15lb goat eat a live mackerel on the dropper loops in the Sea or Cortez.!!
I don't care for the low gear ratio on the Tiagra not aTalica guy either. Me I would go smaller if your fishing 100lb fish. Like Hx or Hxw...
Anyway still good to have a passport!
I know they like it if have one just in case they go to a port. If you don't go to port your good. On an 8 day they would only go to Ensanada to...
You don't need a passport if the boat dose not go to a port. So unless they plan on going to Ensenada to check in to fish Guadalupe your good....
No reason to get on your knees just put the rod between you legs and sit on the butt of your rod. I don't even use a rod belt anymore.
Rail guy here all the way!
Wow! Three post in a row from Fresno . I knew this place had some life to it!
Gfr 800 xl
I had an issue with a 50exw . The problem was they forgot to put in one of the set pins that holds the drag in place . I did not find out until I...
I have been on a few trips were we had bluefin 60 to 80lbs going wide open at 3am in the morning. Free swimmers in the lights everywhere. That was...
Gotta love it!!!
The dolphin across the street! Not fancy but works for me.
Take lots of weights ! All the way up to 16oz torpedos. I was at Clarion in January and lost all my weights and sabiki rigs in just 4 days. Due to...
If you know how to cast there is no reason for the MC.
They have them ready on the boat. If you need one it will be supplied by the boat you are on. I would not be worried about a backup rig unless...
Chicken liver, anchovies or sardines all work good. A simple #2 J hook works fine if the fish are big enough they will hook them selves. Good luck!
July of 97 on the shogun 5 day. I caught the tuna slam albacore, bluefin, yellowfin and bigeye. The fish were all quality to. The bigeye were over...
I would wait until mid July or later if you can. The fishing for tuna is a crap shoot that early in the season unless you seek yellow tail your...
The free spool is very good on that reel out of the box. Not to sure your going to cast as far as you need to with that bulky of a reel. I use...
I have 65lb power pro solid on mine . Also switch between 40 to 50lb top shots depending on what I'm what type of fishing i will be doing normally...
Brian said they were going to install Wi-Fi during time they were at dry dock.
I'm a calstar guy! I fish 770h and 770xh with 100lb and sardine's. I use 770xxh,770xxxh uncut with 130 to 200lb for big baits. I've heard good...
Best trip i ever had was with frank at the helm on a 5 day trip on the shogun back in 1997. I caught the tuna slam. albacore bluefin yellowfin and...
I'm a calstar guy! I have all the 770 series and i love them. Any thing over the 770h i fish uncut it fishes like there new 775 series. Takas...
I have both ! Never been used send me a pm.
Ain't that the truth!!!!
WOW!!! Now that is variety.
Fall 7-8 day trip more variety. As for the boat it's a personal preference i ride the R-Star but that is me. I'm sure you will get plenty other...
Go to the fishermans landing tackle booth and see if Rick Maxa aka Rockcod Rick. If he is working ask him if you buy the reels from him if he will...
Ok let me rephrase my quote! The captains that i talked to said they are afraid because most people have a smart phone with a gps app. That they...
That is why some of the LR boats waited so long to get Wi-Fi they are afraid of gps data getting out to other boats and so on.
Great hooks! I use them all the time.
I fish a gfr 800 xh with my avet hx 5/2 for wahoo. For the raptor i would use a 700 xh plenty of leverage there plus casting ability. That's...
I think Ralph Mikelson has at least 6 over 300 lbs.
Call Avet let them know what is happening and let them know your sending the back to them to check it out. Don't worry they will fix the problem...
Congratulations I was on that trip this year and we killed the cows. I already booked it for 2015.
I would rather pick a boat on crew and the captain over comfort. So it would be the star or AA. I fished the star in January of this year and we...
Royal star said they are installing it in March during their yearly maintenance.
Definitely one of ugliest trout I've ever seen.
Yes for dorado 20lb test with 800xl calstar had a blast.
I fish nothing less than a HX with 50lb down there.
Fishing the Sea of Cortez is way different than socal waters. I have fished down there in cortez and you fish nothing less than 60lb and hammered...
If you are fishing around structure down there that is way too light. Great for dorado but not yellows. The drag is to light you should fish...
I was at the buffer zone in January and the big fish are eating the salamis in the dark early and late. I rec amend 200lb mono and 18o circle...
Crimping 100lb plus for me!
I was on the royal star during the same time frame and there was a few people that got sick as well. The fishing on the other hand was epic on the...
Separate names with a comma.