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  1. Rubberhook2

    pictures from bay bass to yellowtails

    Wahoo? Nothing eats better than corn fed hoo...
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    pictures from bay bass to yellowtails

    How about some Catalina seabass...
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    Rigging Flat Fall lures for Big Tuna

    The Thunderbird version...
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    LOST MY LAST ORIGINAL RAIDER LURE

    Surprising that the old Hopkins jigs are rarely used anymore. Those hard steel jigs with no tape definitely slid across their teeth but that was before spectra..
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    LOST MY LAST ORIGINAL RAIDER LURE

    Many many years ago when I was really into fishing wahoo with 200 gram Raider jigs I was able to buy 100 of them directly from the manufacturer. I had some issues. Never fished them with wire, used a spiders hitch to a double uni straight doubled 50lb mono. I had contacted a rep for Spanyid...
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    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    At a minimum I hope the passengers got a free pass for a future trip on the Pacifica for their inconvenience...
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    First time with the 13 year old on the intrepid

    Took my son on a 5 day on the Intrepid for his high school graduation present. Had a total blast watching him experience something like that. Crew was excellent and the chefs let him help out in the kitchen, even put a souchef jacket on him to help serve the sushi platter he helped prepare...
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    Wahoo fishermen

    Sometimes you just need to show them something different...
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    What do you think it weighs???

    75 pounds
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    Kite reel? What are you using?

    We used a drill motor on a converted single speed before upgrading to an electric reel. Nice thing about the electric is that it will reel the kite in by itself whereas with a drill you needed a guy winding in the kite.
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    For Sale Mosin-Nagant and Remington 770 Combo

    Just sold a Mosin Nagant at the Lake Forest Turners. Surprised how much I received for that Big 5 gun.
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    Shotgun Advice

    3.5 inch. Your shooting steel at ducks which is lighter than lead. To maintain downrange velocity you need a bigger steel pellet. 3.5 inch will hold more steel pellets providing a better shot pattern out at 30 yards. 3.5 inch #3 my fav duck load. Just folds them...
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    White cbass setup

    My buddy Miles got this one at Catalina a while back. Never weighed it but a good one...
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    White cbass setup

    All on balloons with baits suspended way off the bottom...
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    White cbass setup

    Don't be afraid to fish high in the water column. Most people think seabass are bottom oriented but not all of the time. We limited out on big coastal tankers fishing in 90 feet of water with baits suspended 20 feet below the surface. Cool to watch the balloons take off across the surface...
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    White cbass setup

    Fish the rope. They are not line shy. Nothing worse than getting bit off at color on a good one. I use 50lb flouro tied to 65lb spectra on a medium 8 foot rod. I have straightened out leadhead hooks on this rig trying to pull big seabass out of the kelp. No stretch means no give so I do not...
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    Sluester....... Reminiscing

    Just heard this unfortunate news. RIP Mike
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    Tony The Tiger

    Those don't work....
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    Production JRI Intruder Makes It's Debut

    Yes it is the Kernal and will be available at the show for $39.95.......unrigged
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    Best Wseabass rod options : Whats say you?

    I like the Calstar grafighters in 800L and 800ML and the Phenix 868 in MH and H.
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    Production JRI Intruder Makes It's Debut

    I have seen wahoo eat all kinds of things on the troll, even an ear of corn. Don't get me wrong, the Intruder is my go to trolling lure for wahoo and would always be my first choice but long before Intruders came into existence apparently these worked OK as well...
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    Production JRI Intruder Makes It's Debut

    Some of the colors that were available on the originals...
  23. Rubberhook2

    Other hobbies besides fishing??

    Did someone say dirtbikes....
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    Queen Charlotte Island

    Yeah I fished Engelfield with WCR. Flown in by chopper. Had a great time but thought the gear used was a little funky, 11 foot Sage rods, Islander reels with like a 1 to 1 retrieve, palming the spool with barbless hooks. Kept thinking what one of my Trinidads would have done to those Tyees
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    Getting a Seagull Tangled in Your Line - Why do You Hurt the Bird?

    Saw something kinda of strange regarding pelicans once. There was probably 20 of them floating behind the boat and every time you flylined a bait one would grab it and get hooked and reeled in. We would release them but they would just get back in the que and eat more baits. Smart birds...
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    Getting a Seagull Tangled in Your Line - Why do You Hurt the Bird?

    I always try to release birds that get tangled in my fishing line. Case in point while fishing Clipperton I flylined a sardine and before it hit the water a booby tried to grab it and got tangled in my line. As the booby sat in the water behind the boat wrapped in the line with the sardine...
  27. Rubberhook2

    South Texas Duck / Crane hunt

    Nice Tom, would like to try hunting sometime. Looks fun
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    Queen Charlotte Island

    This place was insane. Had never fished salmon before. Had three over 40 and a bunch over 30. https://www.westcoastresorts.com/
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    For Sale Remington SP10 10 Gauge Magnum Semi-Auto Shotgun

    Would you like to see it in person? I am in Orange County
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    For Sale Remington SP10 10 Gauge Magnum Semi-Auto Shotgun

    Who needs a 10 gauge to add to their collection?
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    For Sale Remington SP10 10 Gauge Magnum Semi-Auto Shotgun

    No, I did not keep the original box the gun came in...
  32. Rubberhook2

    For Sale Remington 870 Express Magnum Youth 20 Gauge Shotgun

    21 inches I believe. Stock barrel that comes with a youth model 870.
  33. Rubberhook2

    For Sale Remington SP10 10 Gauge Magnum Semi-Auto Shotgun

    Thank you but not interested in any trades. Price reduced to $1,000
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    For Sale Remington SP10 10 Gauge Magnum Semi-Auto Shotgun

    Recoil is not bad at all. Weighs 11 pounds. Once you swing it the follow through is automatic...lol
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    For Sale Remington 870 Express Magnum Youth 20 Gauge Shotgun

    Remington 870 Express Magnum 20 Gauge Youth Shotgun For Sale Excellent Condition. 20 Gauge pump shotgun sized to fit a youth Shoots 2 3/4 and 3 Inch Shells. Multiple Choke Tubes and Sling Attachments Located in Orange County, California Asking $275 PM if interested
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    For Sale Remington SP10 10 Gauge Magnum Semi-Auto Shotgun

    Remington SP10 10 Gauge Magnum Semi-Auto Shotgun For Sale Excellent Condition. 30 Inch barrel with aftermarket choke tube and two stock choke tubes. Great goose gun. Located in Orange County, California Asking $1,000 PM if interested Remington
  37. Rubberhook2

    What was your first SD long range trip? Over 5 days to qualify!

    1976, 7 day to Alijos, Royal Polaris, $455 trip cost. I was 13 and I remember Frank letting me drive the RP, he took it off autopilot and let me make big ol' S turns through the Pacific. He still had hair...
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    1 and only 1 Popper???

    Poppers are cool no doubt, watching the fish blow up on them, but don't forget the skip jig is very effective for reaction bites from YFT and can be thrown farther typically when using something like a 7X light with a single hook...
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    Anyone know what these are just got 4 of them

    If you don't have an Intruder it's no big deal.....Marauders get bit every once in a while..
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    Anyone know what these are just got 4 of them

    When they first came out many years ago I bought mine from Luc at Angler's Choice in San Diego. At the time you could buy a large Marauder for $29 and the Intruder's were $59 and I though it was outrageous but I bought one, used it, and came back and bought more which I still have to this day...
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    Anyone know what these are just got 4 of them

    Found a similar set at a garage sale. Guy wanted $20 for all four but I offered him $10 and he took it. Funny stickers on the bottom of these things. They are about the same size as my large sized Marauders. One looks like he drug it behind his truck on the freeway so not sure if that one is...
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    Constitution Bittersweet part 2.5

    $8 bucks to quarter one of those?
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    Constitution 9/20/18 Bittersweet 1.5 Day Trip

    Let's not lose sight of the fact that the captain and crew want you to catch fish, a lot of fish in fact, especially at $8 per fish to clean. Limit style fishing on manageable small grade tuna and skipjack can equal hundreds of fish on the boat versus a Bluefin trip that may produce a handful...
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    Tired of waiting, making my own lure

    Hahaha.......The "Kernal" BTW that is a young Marcus Medak from the New Lo-An next to me.
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    Tired of waiting, making my own lure

    Here are some of the original colors. Eggplant was always first choice no matter what was the sky color...
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    Memories of days gone by...what are some of yours

    My first 7 day on the RP cost $455.....
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    Best Fish Eats

    Corn fed wahoo...
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    Bluefin on antique tackle

    I had a friend who released a marlin during this tournament on a similar reel with 9 thread linen and a bamboo rod. Classic stuff...
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    Yummy vs Frozen Flying Fish

    Using fresh dead and live flying fish from a kite has long been used by the long range fleet while targeting big yellowfin tuna down below at places like the hurricane bank. I can recall being on the anchor and watching flying fish blowing out of the water 360 degrees around the boat and most...
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    Rigging a Fresh Dead Flying Fish

    I like this technique to keep the wings open. Easier and quicker than freezing.
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    Fish it, or Frame it?

    They came in different sizes with the large ones being closer to 11 inches. Eggplant was the sheet.... Marauders would work too every now and then...
  52. Rubberhook2

    whoo specials

    Catchy Tackle took over that 9 day eventually. Had a lot of fun fishing with Wayne Martin from Catchy.
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    whoo specials

    ^^^^^ Fun trip. Did that 9 day many times....
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    turn left or turn right

    I like targeting big fish but just remember when you turn right you will be joining every skiff, yacht, 6 pack and overnighter in the southern California fleet on the same grounds. It is no secret where these fish have been and at 60 to 70 miles from every southern California port you will be...
  55. Rubberhook2

    Wahoo trollers

    Yep, those wahoo can be very picky biters....
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    500 gram FlatFall

    ^^^^^ and you need help Tom...lol
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    500 gram FlatFall

    Stopped by the Longfin today and snapped this pic of the 500 gram next to the 250 gram for perspective....
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    Wahoo trollers

    You mean The Kernal Tom?
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    Wahoo trollers

    All originals....
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    I have a crazy question about treble hooks.

    I run the same 5/0 4X treble on my flatfalls as I do on the trap hook on my yummy fliers. It is a big treble that never pulls...
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    Whats in your LR box?

    Just the essentials....
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    Let's see your desert toys

    Old school 69.....
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    Heh Heh Heh

    Hope to catch one of those someday...
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    Shimano Flat Falls - out of the package?

    There definitely seems to be a trend of more hooks more better. Top pic is of the Flat Fall used on a boat rod aboard the Thunderbird that has accounted for many fish over 200lbs and below is a pic of some custom rigged Flat Falls at the Longfin that they are calling "Chandeliers"...
  65. Rubberhook2

    New Shimano Flat Fall Colors now available @The Longfin

    Will you be carrying the new "Chandelier" models?
  66. Rubberhook2

    New Youtube Video--Bluefin on the kite

    How long was the leader in that video and what length do you recommend from a smaller private boat?
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    Good coastal fishing

    What kind of fish is that?
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    Catching BFT on glow sliders, thing of the past?

    If you are fishing squid at night very effective for all kinds of fish, not just BFT
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    For Those Who Still Use Split Rings On Flatfalls For Big Bluefin...

    I think Jeff uses that Flatfall on the Thunderbirds boat rod where he has hooked and handed off over a dozen big ones with no failures. Most bites are in the dark so the hardware is not an issue. Not sure about the "flutter" but apparently it has not been an issue as the fish key in on the...
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    How to Rig Yummy Flyers for the kite

    Not my Flatfall Steve but apparently it accounted for over 10 big BFT on the Thunderbird. Most bites come at night so don't think it matters. I rig my Flatfalls with an 11/0 Owner Offshore or a 5/0 Owner 4X treble. If you get the bite you want it to stick obviously, especially while pulling...
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    Boating large fish

    When fishing the big Bluefin we always have at least 4 gaffs aboard with 4 inch and 5 inch hooks. Three guy s minimum. One drives, one pulls and the other is the first gaff in. As soon as one gaff is in angler and boat driver grab gaffs and get more gaffs in. The three of us have been able to...
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    Vintage Wahoo Jig?

    The metal used was extremely hard and as a result the wahoo's teeth could not hold on to it causing the jig to slide across the teeth for a better hook-set. I have seen many wahoo hold a jig crosswise in their mouth like a dog holding a bone with the hook outside of the mouth. Very hard to get...
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    Pl68 Do's and Don'ts for Yellowfin

    Remember getting short bit several times on the drop. Anticipated the next one and threw reel in gear and came tight. Very heavy. Took a while but it ended up being a 400+ pound thresher shark hooked in the tip of its tail. At least I got the jig back...
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    Since fishing is slow, looking back to 1997 Long Range prices

    A lot of things were different back then...
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    Since fishing is slow, looking back to 1997 Long Range prices

    My first 7 day back in 1978 on the Royal Polaris, cost was $455. First time I saw Alijos Rocks. Frank let me drive the RP taking it off autopilot letting me make huge S turns, caught a bunch of fish. Will never forget that first one. Has been many since...
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    Horrible So Cal Duck Season 2017/18

    Poor ducks and geese....
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    What ever happened to the "Hooker Intruder" reproduction lures?

    Before and after on the eggplant after getting bit...
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    What ever happened to the "Hooker Intruder" reproduction lures?

    They liked this one too. Beyond broken in....
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    What ever happened to the "Hooker Intruder" reproduction lures?

    Never had a problem enticing strikes on the eggplant intruder...
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    29 people on a 65 foot boat should not be called limited load

    Limited load = Marketing 101 Perception does not always equal reality Like the difference between $299 and $300
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    Spirit of Adventure 7 day =Bigeye

    Where are the pics of bigeye? I only see YFT....
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    New birds are showing up.

    Poor little ducks...
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    Hurry up and Wait

    I have fished long range for many years well before there was boarding by assigned numbers or guys in red shirts assisting. In those days the earlier you boarded the better chance of obtaining coveted spots for tackle boxes and gear. Guys would start lining up the night before the trip. I...
  84. Rubberhook2

    Never sucks! Duck opener.

    I would like to try that sometime...
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    10/24 Big some big BFT on the Aztec...

    Nice. Don't need a flat fall to get bit on the jig...
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    Laguna Swordfish 10/23

    The dorsal fin on a marlin can retract into the body so normally you will only see the upper lobe of the tail protruding from the water. Referred to as a tailer. The dorsal fin on a swordfish can't retract so when near the surface both the dorsal fin and upper lobe of tail will be visible...
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    Aztec-Super Cow

    The way I read the report it was Greg the owner of the Aztec who caught the fish while trolling a yummy flyer. If that were true that would be surprising.
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    shimano flatfall hooks

    To be clear this is not my flatfall nor did I rig it that way. But it was used on a boat rod on the overnight boat Thunderbird and it accounted for I believe 9 large BFT so the falling motion with all those hooks did not have a negative affect apparently. Perhaps the BFT key in on the glow...
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    shimano flatfall hooks

    This was honestly used and accounted for many large Bluefin in the dark aboard the Thunderbird. More hooks more better...
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    How to Rig Yummy Flyers for the kite

    More hooks more better....
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    2 spots on the Chubasco III (sixpack) 9-14-17

    Got a couple of good ones with Darryl a couple of weeks back...
  92. Rubberhook2

    9/5 Ass kicking and a half and a PB

    Great timing and congrats. That bite lasted 2 1/2 days and is over as fish have moved off the bank now....
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    Assault Glow Jigs for the Blue Fin

    More hooks more better.....
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    Flat Fall Rig

    Some good stuff. All good points. One thing I would like to add. After all the crimping, knot tying, swivels, split rings and other failure points that get incorporated into the system always a good idea to test everything before you ever get a bite. After all the connections have been made...
  95. Rubberhook2

    2 1/2 COW and a record breaking 285lbs BFT!

    Fished Wednesday and got two without having to fly the kite in the middle of the parking lot. New moon kicked this bite in gear. Someone got a 358 on the kite and another one landed at 316. This is getting out of hand...
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    Any local cows caught without a kite?

    Fished Wednesday in the middle of the parking lot. Got two and no kite was required. First on a 250 gram glow flatfall with 150lb leader on 100lb at 445 am. Fish got tail wrapped on first run so I was able to get that one quick and painlessly in 15 minutes. 140 to 150ish. Second one came...
  97. Rubberhook2

    Big and Really Big Bluefin Bite

    Someone will get a 400lber...
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    Jumbo BFT 75 West

    You have an island in your pic. That's not good...lol
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    Rpt.Tues.-07-25-17 Big Bluefin at SCI-Desperation Reef!

    Its about time you got one...lol. Congrats on a well deserved fish. I was out there yesterday in a PB. Parking lot but got two...one on flat fall in the dark and one on sinker rig with a mackerel after first light. No kite required....
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    Rpt.-Thur.-07-20-17 Bluefin Tuna Ghost hunting.

    Some days are better than others. Yesterday I had them stacked under the boat like cordwood but could not get a sniff. Last Sunday could not go 10 minutes without getting a blowout on the flyer. Go figure...
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    Bluefin Fishing San Diego 7-20-2017

    Had volume out there yesterday as well, both in terms of what I saw on the machines and the number of kites in the air. First time I have ever had someone tack downwind of me and cut off a flyer...
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    Any local cows caught without a kite?

    The advantage of the kite is that you cover a lot more water while searching for schools as these fish are on the move. They have moved almost 20 miles from where we caught them on Sunday where we went 3 for 3 on the kite. That said, we have hooked a fish on the kite and while working on that...
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    We totally suck so don't get any ideas!

    We use a safety line attached to the kite rod with zero slack to keep it in place. The amount of lift some of these kites get in a stiff breeze is substantial
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    San Diego Offshore Fishing Report 7-13-2017

    When everything is working and you are in the right area there is nothing like the rush of seeing the blowout and coming tight. Having that happen four times in one day is incredible and congrats. Have you ever thought/tried running two yummies off one kite line? I know some guys are doing...
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    We totally suck so don't get any ideas!

    Launch off the bow....tip of the week right there.
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    Any local cows caught without a kite?

    The nice thing about the kite is you can use rope. If you use 200lb they are really not that tough to land but you have to get the bite first...
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    Any local cows caught without a kite?

    You can try dropping a large glow flatfall on heavy gear in the dark when you get a school under the boat....or toss a large popper on a foamer, or slow troll mackerel 100 yards behind your boat, but nothing fires these things up like a skipping rubber fish right on the surface out in the clean...
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    Party on the 43

    That is actually west of the 43. The fish moved. Just sayin...
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    2 1/2 COW and a record breaking 285lbs BFT!

    Incredible catch. Congrats. Amazing what has been going on out there. We got a taste on Sunday going 3 for 3. Hope they stick around a while although it looks like they are busting a move to the west...
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    Wahoo trolling harness

    Just remember that a three foot leader of any material or strength will only provide so much protection. When I pull my Intruders I don't worry so much about the wahoo biting me off as I do the guy next to me that gets bit on a bomb that saws me off coming across my line....
  111. Rubberhook2

    Skip... Skip... They bite - SD Offshore BFT - 7.16.17

    I was out there on Sunday as well. We ended up going 3 for 3 until the wind shut us down as well. Meter kept lighting up with schools at 75 feet and then blowout. Everyone around us was stopped and bent as well. We talked about running two baits off one kite line. I am sure we could have...
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    Success of Flatfall Jig

    Recently I was on a trip fishing for white seabass at night and could not believe my eyes when guys were using the glow flat falls for seabass. These jigs were not "falling" mind you, just suspended a few feet off the bottom tipped with squid. Seabass are stupid so I am sure they would eat a...
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    Spin Rods - Suggestions/reviews ~~7.5 to 8 ft Spin rod (Bonita to Schoolie Tuna)?

    I picked up a Phenix 809H yesterday, 8 foot, rated 20 to 50, and put a Saragosa 6000 on it spooled with 250 yards of 65lb MaxQuatro for throwing poppers. Rod was about $275. Sweet setup
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    Kite Rod Top Shot?

    Drag lever goes to full once you have a few wraps of the 200lb wind-on on the spool. Very important to control the fish at the end, not have the fish control you. Save your strength for the last 10 minutes, this is where most fish are lost. We don't let the fish circle by stopping the boat. A...
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    Kite Rod Top Shot?

    75 feet. Less weight in low wind conditions but when the fish is at color and you get a few wraps of the 200lb mono onto the spool you can put max pressure on the fish to kill it at the end game.
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    How to make a Yummee Flying Fish "Cow Tuna" Kite Rig

    Here you go. Just form a small loop in your kite line about 100 feet below the kite itself using a dropper loop knot, surgeons loop or spiders hitch and attach release clip to that small loop using the snap swivel. With the release clip removed small loop will go through guides and on and off...
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    How to make a Yummee Flying Fish "Cow Tuna" Kite Rig

    We have a snap swivel that is attached to the end of the kite line to which the kite itself is attached and removed. 100 feet below the kite clip is a loop formed in the kite line (spectra). This loop will go through the kite rods guides and can be wound onto the kite reel spool as no release...
  118. Rubberhook2

    How to make a Yummee Flying Fish "Cow Tuna" Kite Rig

    Large size yummies, not the smaller one. Trebles are 5/0 4X strong Owners. Rigged on 300lb leader. Good luck
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    Blue Fin deep at 182

    Bluefin typically travel deeper than 75 to 100 feet but that is a common depth for yellowfin tuna. If Bluefin are that close to the surface a yummy flyer skipped a long distance from the boat downwind in the clean water away from boat noise and wake is deadly on the heavy gear. More of a kite...
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    straight spectra to yummy?

    We run big gear on our kite rod. Shimano Tiagra 50W LRS with 135lb spectra to a 75 foot 200lb wind on to kill the fish at the end game. We are now using an electric reel for the kite itself loaded with 400 yards of 100lb spectra and will typically have 300 to 350 yards out up to the kite. It...
  121. Rubberhook2

    Is this a record Seabass on Pole and Line ?

    Nice one. It seems every year they are getting bigger and bigger without the gillnet pressure along the coast...
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    Success of Flatfall Jig

    True story. Backlashed a reel in a bite and placed a torpedo sinker on the bare hook and dropped over the side to remove backlash and was bit on the fast sink, landed a tuna.
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    Success of Flatfall Jig

    I have seen those things eat all kinds of jigs way before the Flat Fall came into existence. One of the best big Bluefin bites I was involved with came aboard the Royal Star and I was using a Salas 6X heavy in blue and white. Most of the time they would bite on the sink. I saw so many Bluefin...
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    Why was the Excel at SCI?

    American Angler there today...
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    Skip.....Skip.....Boom! - 182 Area - Weds 6/14

    How do you like the bent butt rods. I have never used one but seldom do I use a harness either...
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    Is this normal? 6 hours tied to the bait dock to make it a 2.5 day trip.

    Here is a great idea....why don't you call any of the landings and ask if you are allowed to disembark at any of the landing after 11PM. Get it from the horses mouth as it were. Just sayin... Carry on...
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    What ever happened to the "Hooker Intruder" reproduction lures?

    Glad someone is putting these back into production...
  128. Rubberhook2

    Kite reel - short review

    We just got one for the kite. Used a drill motor last year to wind it in like they do on LR range boats but the electric should free up a set of hands to do other things
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    How to make a Yummee Flying Fish "Cow Tuna" Kite Rig

    We rig them with the trap treble and have had no problems other than trying to retrieve them from down their throats. Most fish come to the boat leaving a smoke trail of blood from a torn gill...
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    What's a great fishing combo for bluefin around 120-150 lb and also cows from 200-400lbs?

    It depends on the type of fishing you are doing in respect to Bluefin. Last year there was a good volume of BFT off the east end of SCI in the 80 to 120lb range. Fishing a sardine it was tough to get bit on anything heavier than 40lb. We used small 2 speeds that could fish a flylined sardine...
  131. Rubberhook2

    Options at Guadalupe Island?

    Fun place. Here is a shot of the rock to put it's size into perspective and a 68 pound yellow my buddy got there...
  132. Rubberhook2

    Shark Attack at San Onofre Yesterday....

    Even though the great whites are seen all the time in this area this is the first actual attack I have heard of in a long time. I hope the woman will be OK.... http://www.surfline.com/surf-news/victim-airlifted-out-of-area-saturday-evening-shark-attack-at-san-onofre-state-beach_147018/
  133. Rubberhook2

    Paint and Colors on Troll Wahoo Lures What is your opinion?

    Before and after Eggplant Hooker Intruders...
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    This was a fun project to work on: ROBBIE MADDISON RED BULL PIPE DREAM 2

    Looks safer than flipping a bike 35 feet in the air...
  135. Rubberhook2

    Purple Newell 332 (1st gen. colored reel)

    Have had one for years and caught a lot of fish with it. Got a few red 533 handles with it. Don't see colored handles very often... Thank you Corky.
  136. Rubberhook2

    One Drake is Enough...but we want more!

    Very interesting. A lot of useful information here...
  137. Rubberhook2

    A New Chapter In My Son's Life....

    My son opened a new chapter in his life when he bought this class 5 Baja Bug yesterday. As some will know he has spent the last 7 years riding and performing in freestyle motocross shows and competitions and has suffered many injuries as a result. After saving all he could for the last year...
  138. Rubberhook2

    Recommendation for CA Pig Hunting Guide

    I have killed countless hogs in the Bradley area west of Paso Robles near Lake San Antonio. Most of my hunts were non-guided on private land but several good operations in that area. Bryson Hesperia resorts offers both guided and unguided hunts in the Bradley Area...
  139. Rubberhook2

    What ever happened to the "Hooker Intruder" reproduction lures?

    Had a few bites on this little trooper until I had acquired my first Hooker Intruder almost 15 years ago from Luke at Anglers Choice. Intruders never need tuning. Always my go to trolling lure for wahoo but have also been bit by both big YFT and marlin on the Intruder.
  140. Rubberhook2

    What ever happened to the "Hooker Intruder" reproduction lures?

    Does the Intruder style lure really work?
  141. Rubberhook2

    Hooker Intruder XL on eBay

    They may start off eggplant but....
  142. Rubberhook2

    Long Range fishing drone is here

    These have already been used on Bluefin last season aboard the Aztec and Pride. Allows you to drop a bait into a foamer over 100 yards away, even upwind. Can't do that with a kite and the deployment is must faster. It is my understanding that Greg Gawitt, owner of the Aztec and Pride, has...
  143. Rubberhook2

    Desperation BDay Present 9-13

    Any issues with the Navy as that area was scheduled to be closed yesterday to boat traffic....
  144. Rubberhook2

    SCI Bluefin??

    Water temps have dropped and the fish have moved
  145. Rubberhook2

    Tuna watching 9/7/16

    What is the deal with that big yellowtuna?
  146. Rubberhook2

    Wahoo lures

    Original Intruders, size large
  147. Rubberhook2

    Big eye tuna?

    Nice yellowfin
  148. Rubberhook2

    6-10 Friday on Old Glory chasing bft

    Better fishing was had on Thursday and Saturday. The large earthquake at 1 AM Friday morning may have had something to do with it. You can forecast weather but forecasting an earthquake is a little harder. Get back out there....
  149. Rubberhook2

    The Bigger Bluefin...

    So fun drifting on the big ones.. These charged the corner like albacore...
  150. Rubberhook2

    Which Jig for the Big BFT?

    this one liked a blue and white jig with a single hook...
  151. Rubberhook2

    Hooker Intruder XL on eBay

    Absolutely. Still my go to. It was swimming near Catalina Island last fall....
  152. Rubberhook2

    Hooker Intruder XL on eBay

    I can't even tell you how many this thing has killed but I do know that no matter how many fish or how many times it gets dropped on the deck it always swims perfectly and never needed to be "tuned"...
  153. Rubberhook2

    Hooker Intruder XL on eBay

    I thought they were expensive when I bought them new for $59 each....
  154. Rubberhook2

    What every Maruader needs...

    Very nice local fish. Congrats! Those orange and black Maruaders really get bit...
  155. Rubberhook2

    662.2 pound blue marlin captured off San Diego

    Hell of a fish. I have fished with Matt and he definitely knows what he is doing and has top of the line gear. Congrats! I hooked a 453lb blue from a panga that unfortunately died before it could be released. It was relatively easy for two us to pull its head up over the side of the boat and...
  156. Rubberhook2

    Radovich 34 restoration

    Great boats. My buddies have one in Pedro that I fish all the time that is a sister boat to yours...
  157. Rubberhook2

    Home made wahoo bombs

    Yes they will...
  158. Rubberhook2

    Why Doesn't anyone Guide their Line anymore?

    My problem is I can't get my thumb off fast enough with spectra and a heavy fish hanging that takes off on a run...ouch.
  159. Rubberhook2

    Pride O/N 8-16 - yft

    Good fishing with you yesterday. Cool watching the dorado eat both baits in the bow....
  160. Rubberhook2

    Local Cows Require Long Range Techniques

    I was on the Pride when the fish pictured in this article was landed. The angler to his credit used a 9 foot rod with a small single speed reel with 60lb and used a small J hook, not a circle. An incredible catch considering the challenges he faced...
  161. Rubberhook2

    8/4/2015 - Bucket list, Check...

    What was the bait you flew from the kite? Squid?
  162. Rubberhook2

    Holy Crap!!!

    I fished those things on Monday. Saw many, many schools. Only two bites all day...a 165 and a 192 but not for me. Fished a helium balloon with a mackerel splashing on the surface for hours without a sniff. Flat calm without enough wind to fly the kite. Can't wait to give it another shot...
  163. Rubberhook2

    Eclipse going out for the BIG Blue Fin Tues Aug 11th

    How many day trip and how many people? Was just out there on Monday on the Pride....
  164. Rubberhook2

    Good Fortune! 177# and 115# BFT: fish of a lifetime on the Fortune

    Very impressive. Nice seeing you at the landing the day you came in. Congrats!
  165. Rubberhook2

    LR boats need to be fishing North of San Diego right now

    My 3 day leaves on the 29th.....fingers crossed.
  166. Rubberhook2

    LR boats need to be fishing North of San Diego right now

    Just wait for this next full moon phase...the Bluefin will go wide, wherever they are.
  167. Rubberhook2

    7/20 bigeye tuna

    Looks like YFT to me. Nice one. The tail gives it away. YFT have a notch in the middle of the tail. BET do not, just a smooth semi-circle.
  168. Rubberhook2

    LR boats need to be fishing North of San Diego right now

    No prob Joe. I leave on a 3 day next week on the Shogun and fully expect to leave the bumpers hanging.....
  169. Rubberhook2

    LR boats need to be fishing North of San Diego right now

    I think there is reluctance to fish next to 12 foot Boston Whalers and aluminum canoes....
  170. Rubberhook2

    DP TUNA N TAIL 7-17

    Chunking works....
  171. Rubberhook2

    fishing report

    Farnsworth has been very consistent for a while. There are other options other than a private boat to fish with less people. Bait selection (sardines have been really beat up), fluorocarbon leader, lighter line, no sinker, how you hook your bait and present it all make a huge difference. Being...
  172. Rubberhook2

    Shimano Telica 12 vs Okuma Makaira 15 sea ll

    Looked at a Talica 20 and the Okuma 16 yesterday and went with the Talica. I already have two Talica 12's and love them. As far as the Okuma, very nice reel and cheaper but never liked those offset T-bar handles. In the heat of battle when you are constantly taking your hand off and on the...
  173. Rubberhook2

    Halco Max 130 Treble hooks

    I would rather pull on a larger forged single than a treble especially on gear heavier than 40lb....
  174. Rubberhook2

    Catalina Yellows 7-3-15

    Fished the island as well on Friday. Some of the best yellow fishing I have seen at the island and then the counts dropped dramatically over the weekend. Timing is everything. We had them eating the surface iron full speed....
  175. Rubberhook2

    Customers boar I just finished

    Very realistic. So many are open mouthed to highlight teeth but this depicts what you normally see before you drop the hammer...
  176. Rubberhook2

    polaris supreme

    Incredible boat but lets not forget about the experience of the guy behind the throttles, the state of the art electronics, massive bait capacity (think chumming) and the value of the long range boat code group intel... Definitely the big leagues....
  177. Rubberhook2

    182 yellow fin

    Definitely yellowfin. Was the weight estimated or did you weigh it? Damn nice local fish...
  178. Rubberhook2

    Catalina going off

    The year of the jack. Seemed like Friday they were biting all around the island in good numbers. We got these around back...
  179. Rubberhook2

    Pacific Quest SCI Trip 6-26-15

    Sweet report. I had fished the boat the day you left in the local zoo area known as the 150....
  180. Rubberhook2

    Victory! YT @ the secret spot

    Classic line I heard on a loudhailer on Thursday in the middle of that cluster...."Your fishfinder is that thing on your dash, not the Victory!" As a side note fishing took a powder there yesterday with captains reporting not seeing the big schools of fish all day. Maybe it was a down day...
  181. Rubberhook2

    6/22 Native Son on the Tails

    Any fish hung on the surface iron?
  182. Rubberhook2

    Mexico bluefin limit?

    Give it a couple of weeks....you might be surprised.
  183. Rubberhook2

    Seiner boats off Newport right now, getting all these pesky tuna out of our water

    Good riddance. Damn tuna are eating all the baitfish that can be used for a productive day of coddin'.....
  184. Rubberhook2

    purse seiner quota

    FishDope is reporting they are wrapping YFT on the 14. 40 to 60 pound units...
  185. Rubberhook2

    BFT bite super cold!!!

    That is OK. Big Bluefin are cool and all but if 40 to 60lb YFT and wahoo are the consolation prize so be it...
  186. Rubberhook2

    The five stages of fishing local Blue Fin

    There is always the option of getting in the water and force feeding one the shaft....
  187. Rubberhook2

    Tuna Speared In Dana Harbor

    Why not use a crossbow on a swordfish..... Oh yeah, that is illegal too. Obviously the guy with fins was in the water trying to stick it.
  188. Rubberhook2

    Adrianna finds the bigeye

    Four way jig stop off the 302 many years ago with Tom aboard the Limitless. Bigeye love kelps and have caught several in the vicinity of one. Notice the extremely long pointed, not rounded, pectoral fins and girth of the fish compared to length. The only tuna with a longer pectoral fin is the...
  189. Rubberhook2

    Adrianna finds the bigeye

    Definitely a yellowfin and a nice one at that. As mentioned yellowfin have a V notch in the center of the tail. Bigeye do not. Also the pectoral fins are much longer on a bigeye when compared to a yellowfin. If you fold the pectoral fin forward on a yellowfin it will not touch the eye. If you...
  190. Rubberhook2

    Good news 6/13 Pacific Queen has limits of yellows by 12 noon on paddys

    The question is what size are these yellows as we have seen this before... Hopefully not 5 to 8 pounders. New Lo An had limits as well and a couple yft
  191. Rubberhook2

    June 11 at the 209

    Nice to see you are still in the area. It's been a long time. We went to HS school together. Nice yellows....
  192. Rubberhook2

    Fish Weight

  193. Rubberhook2

    Another Hog down 6/5/2015

    Gotta love private properties...west of Paso.
  194. Rubberhook2

    Fish Weight

    31 pounder.....
  195. Rubberhook2

    Another Hog down 6/5/2015

    I did not think wild hogs had bacon. Very lean animals... Nice hog
  196. Rubberhook2

    Cool Aerial Shot Of A Local Bluefin Tuna School...

    Zoom in on the shot if you can. Incredible school....
  197. Rubberhook2

    Cool Aerial Shot Of A Local Bluefin Tuna School...

    I believe so. It was posted by SAC
  198. Rubberhook2

    Cool Aerial Shot Of A Local Bluefin Tuna School...

    Looks like a good place to shut down.
  199. Rubberhook2

    Ultra WSB

    Sweet! I have killed so many seabass on that rig...
  200. Rubberhook2

    Favorite big bluefin iron

    I fished those Slash jigs last year and was not impressed. Very heavy so they sink out fast but winding them back up from a couple hundred feet was tiring. I found one last season that liked this blue and white heavy on the wind...
  201. Rubberhook2

    Am I undergunned?

    I caught this 100lber last season on a TLD 20 2 speed with 40lb with a jig. No problem. Killed it in 25 minutes...
  202. Rubberhook2

    WON Catalina Results??

    No seabass caught? That may be a first for that tournament.
  203. Rubberhook2

    Apollo has 30 yft so far today

    Driving past massive foamers of BFT.....I sure hope that trend does not continue through the summer....
  204. Rubberhook2

    Apollo has 30 yft so far today

    976 took the Apollo report down...interesting.
  205. Rubberhook2

    Salas PL68

    Big tuna seem to like em....
  206. Rubberhook2

    Red diamond Rattlesnake.....

    I dated a nasty chick in college. The herpetologist could do nothing for me....
  207. Rubberhook2

    5/6 Lake Barrett

    Where you are pointing was high and dry with the water stopping at the little island above and to the left of your finger. Where you are pointing is the Hauser Arm. No water there now. My guess is you were to the left of the B of Barrett on the map...
  208. Rubberhook2

    5/6 Lake Barrett

    We parked right behind you guys at 3 am. Fun day....
  209. Rubberhook2

    Yellowfin at 70 miles

    It is my son's bike and he just loves that thing...and he has had quite a few different bikes over the years. Sorry for the thread jack but when I saw the CRF comments I had too.....
  210. Rubberhook2

    Yellowfin at 70 miles

    Nice to hear about the local tuna and gotta love the CRF450R...
  211. Rubberhook2

    Barrett Lake Report

    I will be there next Wednesday the 6th. Should be interesting with all the new float tube/kayak/shore fishing reservations the city decided to sell this year when the lake at 5.6% of capacity is the smallest it has ever been. Up to 100 tubes along with 25 rental boats with few structure spots...
  212. Rubberhook2

    Barrett Lake: Low water but great fishing

    I will be there next Wednesday with the 25 boats and 100 float tubers/kayaks in that puddle. Amazing that the city decided to increase access by selling additional tube/shore fishing reservations this year with the water level at 5.6% of capacity. Last year it was at 30% and it has dropped...
  213. Rubberhook2

    How about wahoo trolling

    While I do not run wire on my Raider jigs when throwing once the boat has come to a stop I don't think it matters much while trolling in the propwash. I always run 275lb multi-strand wire on my Intruders and there is little paint left on them. Wahoo can slash at the strike and even become...
  214. Rubberhook2

    Bluefin jigs for fishing deep?

    Have caught many over the years on blue and white jigs especially in low light conditions. Nice to be able to fish the heavier gear with a heavy yo yo type jig as well...
  215. Rubberhook2

    Bluefin

    They don't call them short finned tuna for nothing... Pectoral fins way to short to be YFT
  216. Rubberhook2

    Bluefin

    Check Fishdope and the mystery will be solved...
  217. Rubberhook2

    Contest-Show us your Bloodydecks Sticker

    My son representing while on the mend from a broken back...
  218. Rubberhook2

    How about wahoo trolling

    Got my money out of this one...
  219. Rubberhook2

    How about wahoo trolling

    I consider Wayne Martin, one of the original owners of Catchy Tackle, to be a close friend after having fished with him numerous times over the last 15 years. Would always go on his Catchy Tackled sponsored 9 day trips on the Polaris Supreme that targeted wahoo in late August and early September...
  220. Rubberhook2

    How about wahoo trolling

    I remember back in the day Newell made a wahoo trolling lure that consistently produced wahoo. It was a heavy chrome head, no jets, and a vinyl skirt that could be easily changed about 15 inches in length. No swimming action, just a straight track. It would hammer wahoo. I remember back when...
  221. Rubberhook2

    Trinidad 20a OR Tranx HG? Surface iron/versatility info!

    I am an old school guy who for years have been throwing a Newell 533 5.5 filled with straight 50lb for both wahoo with 200 gram Raiders and 7x's for surface yellows/wahoo. I have a nice purple 332 as well. No one ever mentions the Trini 30A for a surface reel application. I have the 16A and the...
  222. Rubberhook2

    News- Big Bluefins on the offshore banks

    Catching a 200lb Bluefin fairly close to home would be quite the accomplishment. Royal Star got these 200lbers several years ago after getting them to eat the heavy gear.
  223. Rubberhook2

    DYNATROL R B 18 SKIPJACK

    I have caught wahoo on them. Great side to side swimming action. Accounted for a lot of cow tuna back in the day trolled very long....
  224. Rubberhook2

    What bird gave you your favorite memory?

    This double on honkers was pretty sweet in that both were banded...
  225. Rubberhook2

    What bird gave you your favorite memory?

    When I think of bird hunting, all of the hunts I have done and birds that I have shot, the best memory I have is of my son's youth hunt at 13. Just he and I at Cibola with not another hunter heard or seen that weekend. That hunt will always put a smile on my face....
  226. Rubberhook2

    LR Wahoo Trolling Lures

    There is always the "Kernal" if you need a good trolling jig in a pinch...
  227. Rubberhook2

    LR Wahoo Trolling Lures

    Someone say OG Hookers? That is a large sized Marauder on the bottom for size reference...
  228. Rubberhook2

    Cool Shots...

    One from yesterday... Nice pop off the ramp in Norco.
  229. Rubberhook2

    Cool Shots...

    New bike, new gear, same shenanigans... What can I say? That's my son....
  230. Rubberhook2

    JRI "Intruder"

    Look just like the originals...
  231. Rubberhook2

    Pl68 Do's and Don'ts for Yellowfin

    In my experience the PL68 has less resistance and comes through the water a lot easier than the Tady 15's....
  232. Rubberhook2

    Pismo Clams

    These things?
  233. Rubberhook2

    Ducks with the boy

    He sure does not look like a boy to me. Good job Mike....
  234. Rubberhook2

    Tip Of The Month - January

    Big baits allow you to fish heavier gear that in turn provides a better opportunity to actually land the big fish you are targeting...
  235. Rubberhook2

    New Bling...

    Some new bling and a new look for my son's Honda 450 freestyle bike for 2015. Should make for some colorful pictures soon...
  236. Rubberhook2

    JUst curious, am i the only one....

    I'm going with the Dick in a Box gift....
  237. Rubberhook2

    12 Days of Christmas Give Away-Day 10 COUSINS

    I am sooooooooooo envious.
  238. Rubberhook2

    12 Days of Christmas Give Away-Day 8 OKUMA

    It was one of those days as a father I will never forget... I had to twist Cory's arm to give up a day of surfing to go fishing on the Ultra on what would have been our last opportunity to fish the islands before the boat left for San Diego for the tuna season. Mondays fish count of 7 seabass...
  239. Rubberhook2

    12 Days of Christmas Give Away- Day 5

    Another short video of bike mounted cameras filming my son jumping freestyle motocross...
  240. Rubberhook2

    12 Days of Christmas Give-Away-DAY 1

    Super thrust for any port in a storm...
  241. Rubberhook2

    12 Days of Christmas Give Away-Day 6

    Head...you're doing it wrong.
  242. Rubberhook2

    12 Days of Christmas Give Away- Day 5

    My kid...bending.
  243. Rubberhook2

    12 Days of Christmas Give Away- Day 5

    Hanging on by a few fingers...my kid.
  244. Rubberhook2

    12 Days of Christmas Give Away- Day 5

    Sailfish released after eating two baits....
  245. Rubberhook2

    12 Days of Christmas Give Away- Day 5

    Baby Bull...
  246. Rubberhook2

    12 Days of Christmas Give Away- Day 5

    My kid...one of my favs
  247. Rubberhook2

    12 Days of Christmas Give Away- Day 5

    My kid...
  248. Rubberhook2

    12 Days of Christmas Give Away- Day 5

    Leaving Cabo in search of Glory....
  249. Rubberhook2

    12 Days of Christmas Give Away- Day 5

    Crazy Catalina Skies...
  250. Rubberhook2

    12 Days of Christmas Give Away- Day 5

    San Clemente pier at its finest...
  251. Rubberhook2

    12 Days of Christmas Give Away- Day 5

    Another video of my son preparing for a freestyle motocross competition a couple of months ago...
  252. Rubberhook2

    12 Days of Christmas Give Away- Day 5

    Short video and a pic of my son using a remote camera mounted on his helmet and bike while jumping his dirtbike...
  253. Rubberhook2

    12 Days of Christmas Give-Away-Day 2

    After getting spooled and using a back up rod I was finally able to stop this bull bluegill at Barrett Lake this summer...
  254. Rubberhook2

    12 Days of Christmas Give-Away-Day 2

    100lb Bluefin on the iron...
  255. Rubberhook2

    Let see you best yellowtail

    Not the biggest but nice colors...
  256. Rubberhook2

    So Cal Honkers Early Dec

    Hunted with Gary Burke many times when there was more dairy fields than houses in Norco. Dropping birds while watching cars drive down the 15 freeway.
  257. Rubberhook2

    Intrepids 10 Day Report???

    In my case I had a buddy who had returned from a 6 day trip the day before my trip left on the Polaris Supreme so my intel of what was biting and where came from a very good source and was timely. They had incredible fishing on both bluefin and yellowfin in US waters and cleaned up on good...
  258. Rubberhook2

    Let see you best yellowtail

    My buddy Travis with a 67lber from Guadalupe. Mid-day, flylined sardine on 40lb. It was mounted and hangs next to his 327lb yellowfin. Both caught on the Excel. Friggin Travis....
  259. Rubberhook2

    So Cal Honkers Early Dec

    Poor honkers....
  260. Rubberhook2

    Intrepids 10 Day Report???

    Not to rehash the previous thread regarding the August 5 day where we fished a total of two days out of the five with Jesus as captain, but the day we left Mexico reopened the Bluefin fishery and boats were in drifts within one day range of San Diego on 70 to 120lb grade Bluefin. Jesus decided...
  261. Rubberhook2

    Duck Hunting Super Fun / Duck Eating Super Gross:

    Funny stuff. Who made the taste like ass comment anyway....
  262. Rubberhook2

    Intrepids 10 Day Report???

    On my trip he did not feel the anglers on board could handle bigger grade fish....
  263. Rubberhook2

    Duck Hunting Super Fun / Duck Eating Super Gross:

    Ducks and geese taste like ass...plain and simple.
  264. Rubberhook2

    New waterfowl gun

    If you can find the original SBE buy it... I have both the original and the SBEII and I reach for the original every time...
  265. Rubberhook2

    No ducks??

    Last week on the full moon my buddy and I had limits of straight widgeon in less than 30 minutes. Big flights decoying well. Being on the X helped...
  266. Rubberhook2

    Win a PENN SSV-10500! Contest Ends November 11th

    The Longfin in Orange Hogans Tackle in Dana Point The Jigstop in Dana Point
  267. Rubberhook2

    Bluegill hybrid? What is it.

    Cool looking regulation bluegill....
  268. Rubberhook2

    Opening Day Wister

    Nothing at Wister but drew the opener at Lake Barrett so we will see if some of those tame mallards want to die....lol. A bag of doritos and a golf club should do the trick.
  269. Rubberhook2

    Barrett duck hunt drawing

    Cast and blast...ruddies. LOL
  270. Rubberhook2

    Winning!!!

    Thanks guys. He really earned that win...
  271. Rubberhook2

    Winning!!!

    Very proud of my son Cory who took 1st place in his class at the Animosity Freestyle Motocross competition held in Gallup, New Mexico. He trained really hard for this event and that work paid off going from 4th place last year to 1st place this year. Congrats son...the smile says it all. I...
  272. Rubberhook2

    Barrett duck hunt drawing

    Had a 26 pick this morning and scored the opener, the following Wednesday and a good Saturday in November on the 22nd. Stoked....never hunted the lake before but sure see a lot of mallards when I fish it.
  273. Rubberhook2

    Barrett duck hunt drawing

    Sounds reasonable to me...
  274. Rubberhook2

    Go Pro Recommendations

    My son and his friends use these cameras frequently when filming their FMX riding. My son has the Hero 2 and 3 Black Edition and his buddy uses the Drift cameras. I must say the adhesive mounts are plenty strong as we seldom have the cameras detach from the bikes or riders on hard landings.
  275. Rubberhook2

    Nice Mako on the Hello Kitty rod.

    Is that a good one?
  276. Rubberhook2

    Barrett duck hunt drawing

    October 3rd? A Friday? Are we sure as last year was on a Saturday I believe...
  277. Rubberhook2

    New Video of my Son Practicing...

    Cory took first place yesterday in the amateur division, up from a 4th last year at the event. His buddy Javier took first in the pro division. Stoked for you son!
  278. Rubberhook2

    New Video of my Son Practicing...

    Hahaha...You wanna give flipping a try Jason? I'm sure it is a perfectly natural feeling to be upside down on a dirt bike 35 feet in the air over hard packed dirt.....LOL
  279. Rubberhook2

    New Video of my Son Practicing...

    Not sure of the song. The video guys selected it....
  280. Rubberhook2

    New Video of my Son Practicing...

    In the beginning it was very difficult to watch but after thousands of jumps I have somewhat gotten used to it...
  281. Rubberhook2

    New Video of my Son Practicing...

    New video of Cory practicing for a freestyle motocross competition in New Mexico in a couple of weeks. Video shot at Milestone Motocross Park out in Riverside. Best to watch full screen in 1080i high definition by clicking on little gear in lower right corner of screen. Enjoy!
  282. Rubberhook2

    What's the deal with Pigeons?

    Someone told me that I could not shoot them on the dove opener so I looked it up. Couple of guys confirmed with a warden. It was recommended that they be included in the section A allowing them to be hunted back in April but apparently it did not get changed. Hopefully next year. Dairy farmers...
  283. Rubberhook2

    94 Wahoo

    That 9 day trip has always been a wahoo producer
  284. Rubberhook2

    What's the deal with Pigeons?

    This year they were classified as a non-game bird and as a result it is illegal to shoot them. It used to be no season no limit but not anymore. Hopefully its changed back to the way it was. Last year section A below listed the Rock Dove as a species with no season and no limit. This year they...
  285. Rubberhook2

    Caption Contest - Win a Gift Card to the Longfin - Ends Sept 9th, 2014

    I thought you said your wife had lost weight....
  286. Rubberhook2

    50.1lb WAHOO ON THE JOKER 8/30

    Would you just look at that....just look at it! Damn nice wahoo for sure.
  287. Rubberhook2

    Phenix Black Diamond Hybrid FOR SALE

    My kid saved some money on Amazon but not all of his books were available there...
  288. Rubberhook2

    Phenix Black Diamond Hybrid FOR SALE

    Can't believe what textbooks cost these days....unreal!
  289. Rubberhook2

    Bigeye ID

    ^^^^ That's funny right there
  290. Rubberhook2

    BFT on iron - Flat-Fall, other flutter jigs?

    I think if it gets in front of one they will eat it...
  291. Rubberhook2

    Elk hunting and Tuna blood??

    I would not worry about it...the smell of tuna blood/fish odor is a natural occurrence in the woods.
  292. Rubberhook2

    BFT location

    The Fly.....
  293. Rubberhook2

    stolen tailgate

    That sucks. I use to keep my tailgate locked on my F250 to minimize the chance of that happening.
  294. Rubberhook2

    Thick in San Clemente....

    Surfed all those spots in the winter from aboard the old Conquest with Joe Chait. Fun times...
  295. Rubberhook2

    Thick in San Clemente....

    The side shore current running from south to north was like a fast moving river....
  296. Rubberhook2

    Thick in San Clemente....

    And I am not referring to my midsection....LOL
  297. Rubberhook2

    Holy smokes Batman ! Is that a Wahoo at the 302?

    Heard about this yesterday and hoping its legit...
  298. Rubberhook2

    Flat fall jigs

    Flavor of the month as if no other jigs ever worked in the past. A bunch of hooey if you ask me...
  299. Rubberhook2

    New Wahoo lure

    I am going to keep each one in a glass case with a "break glass in case of a wahoo emergency" sticker....LOL Perhaps some very, very good imitations will be available soon from the looks of this thread.
  300. Rubberhook2

    New Wahoo lure

    Hahaha...those are mine, they are the originals, and not a chance...
  301. Rubberhook2

    Late Intrepid 5 day report Aug 9th-14th

    As previously stated numerous times in this thread fishing 2 days out of 5 was unacceptable IMO. I have also stated that I had a great trip last summer with my son when Kevin ran that trip. Kevin was not on board for this one. Burning three days for travel to Benitos was not necessary as it...
  302. Rubberhook2

    Late Intrepid 5 day report Aug 9th-14th

    ^^^Really? Those are the only two locations that are targeted for cow tuna? It is a shame the lower banks below Mag Bay and above Cabo don't produce...
  303. Rubberhook2

    Late Intrepid 5 day report Aug 9th-14th

    Kim, I agree with the above statement as the crew, Sammy, Doug and Romo especially, were excellent in my book. As I said in a previous post, Kevin, who has a proven track record, was not on the boat. I think most would agree that the person behind the throttles making the day to day decisions...
  304. Rubberhook2

    Late Intrepid 5 day report Aug 9th-14th

    Wow is all I can say about that coming from "chef" Stanley. These guys need to take a course in customer relations...
  305. Rubberhook2

    Shimano flat fall

    If they are going to bite they are going to bite. If you believe all the hype you would believe a Bluefin has never been taken on a jig before the Flat Fall was introduced. What a bunch of hooey. I can't even count how many Bluefin I have taken on a blue and white Salas 6X with a single hook...
  306. Rubberhook2

    Ban on fishing tuna pens!

    The blue and white jig is made by Sea Strike with a single forged hook. Great jig for yellows and tuna on the yo yo...
  307. Rubberhook2

    Late Intrepid 5 day report Aug 9th-14th

    Thank you Gerry and everything I posted was said to me by the captain including the comment about the anglers not being able to handle the Bluefin and he used the cluster on that sea bass bite as an example because so many were dumped. Can't make that shit up.....
  308. Rubberhook2

    New Wahoo lure

    That's Purdy. Shame it will get all scratched up....
  309. Rubberhook2

    5 day trip turned into a 3 day

    Smart move and good luck. I heard that some trips are fishing all 5 days of their 5 day trips...LOL
  310. Rubberhook2

    Late Intrepid 5 day report Aug 9th-14th

    Sorry Gerry as I did not mean to hijack your thread. Enjoyed fishing with you and your GoPro "rod cam" was cool. I have never been one to hold back my thoughts and that is reflected in my comments contained herein.
  311. Rubberhook2

    Late Intrepid 5 day report Aug 9th-14th

    Wahoo was never an option on a 5 day trip. Time management and providing "fishing" opportunities were lacking. Perhaps yellows do not bite at night at Benitos but trust me when I say the passengers would have preferred to do some "fishing" rather than travel all night at less than three knots...
  312. Rubberhook2

    Late Intrepid 5 day report Aug 9th-14th

    It was comedy really. When I asked why we could not go target the Bluefin like everyone else I was told that most of the guys on the trip would not be able to handle those fish? Really? Wifi on a boat can be a bad thing when you get to look at what the other boats are catching everyday like the...
  313. Rubberhook2

    Late Intrepid 5 day report Aug 9th-14th

    It was disappointing to fish only two days out of the five while the guys who stayed up above hammered the tuna and got their yellows just inside on the coast. 42 hours one way to Benitos through some of the most lifeless water I have ever seen (not one jig strike or fish seen on a kelp) and...
  314. Rubberhook2

    It was 100lbs when I hooked it!

    Nice. Any fish on the iron? My 100lber ate the blue and white heavy.
  315. Rubberhook2

    New Wahoo lure

    The originals for comparison...
  316. Rubberhook2

    A Couple Of New Ones....

    Thanks guys. More coming soon...
  317. Rubberhook2

    Royal Polaris San Quintin

    Interesting thread but can't condone throwing 6 ounce torpedo sinkers at people. That is just a total loss of self control as someone could have been seriously injured. It is a shame that such a respected panga captain would have a meltdown like that. Curious though if this "situation" with the...
  318. Rubberhook2

    Have one BFT rig ready to go

    Very nice. A lot of those big Bluefin are eating the heavy jig as well...
  319. Rubberhook2

    Ban on fishing tuna pens!

    I just got back from a trip. We looked at the pens Wednesday morning. Absolute chaos. Had to be 75 plus boats all jockeying for position to set up drifts near the pens. Fish were really skittish for some reason...LOL. We went looking out to the west and found a boomer school. No pens and no...
  320. Rubberhook2

    Moon Phase

    I leave in the morning on a 5 day and was encouraged to hear the Shogun, which left yesterday, had stops on good grade Bluefin, 40 to 50 pounders, yesterday afternoon and put 65 on deck. Not bad for the first afternoon with a pretty bright moon out as the full is tomorrow night.
  321. Rubberhook2

    Big Blue Fin on the Game Fisher

    Gotta luv fishing those pens...
  322. Rubberhook2

    Bigeye stories & tips.......

    I have caught several, on live bait, trolling and on kelps with jigs which they seem to like to congregate around. Personally I think they are over rated in terms of how hard they pull when compared to other species of tuna. Fun to catch and good to eat but not the most powerful tuna that...
  323. Rubberhook2

    The Intrepid - Jesus Companioni Vs. Kevin Osborne

    Thanks guys. Just what I wanted to hear. Stoked....
  324. Rubberhook2

    The Intrepid - Jesus Companioni Vs. Kevin Osborne

    I have a trip leaving Saturday and was just informed that Kevin is taking the trip off and that Jesus Companioni will be running the trip. I believe Jesus is running the current 7 day as well. I fished with Kevin last year and had an unbelievable trip and was a little bummed when I heard he...
  325. Rubberhook2

    tunafishin with the "ski's"

    The Charlene is one sweet rig...
  326. Rubberhook2

    Friday 8/1 @ the 182

    Not a baby dorado...
  327. Rubberhook2

    Opah!

    Looks like you would have to fold them like a taco to get them through the deck hatch and into the RSW well...
  328. Rubberhook2

    Opah!

    They did not state what depth only hooked shallow. Look at the water color....
  329. Rubberhook2

    Opah!

    They said they were hooked in shallow water while hunting yellows. Must have marked good on the machines since it was a whole school of them...
  330. Rubberhook2

    A Couple Of New Ones....

    New bike and new gear. Apparently getting the hang of it on the new Honda 450.
  331. Rubberhook2

    Sportboat busted at pens with BFT by Mex

    I would not be surprised if the Discovery channel is working on a new reality show.... "Underground Tuna"
  332. Rubberhook2

    WSB & tuna on the same overnight trip?

    Very possible although squid may be tough to come by now. I have caught sea bass and dorado on the same trip so anything is possible.
  333. Rubberhook2

    Sportboat busted at pens with BFT by Mex

    Apparently the temptation was just to great. I read a thread the other day on another site that started by saying something like..."I do not get involved with the politics of Mexico and neither did the captain". The post went on to describe multiple drifts next to the pens, complete with...
  334. Rubberhook2

    Yamaha YZ 250 For Sale

    My son is selling his bike. 2006 Yamaha YZ 250 2 stroke. FMF Pipe, Renthal Bars and Sprockets, D.I.D Chain, Custom Suspension, Custom SDG Seat, W.E.R. Steering Stabilizer, Black Excel Rims, V Force Reed, Dunlop Tires, Extra Plastics/Parts. Meticulously Maintained. Runs Strong. He Made The...
  335. Rubberhook2

    Bigeye tuna!

    That fish you are referring to was a Bluefin but yeah you got me...
  336. Rubberhook2

    Bigeye tuna!

    I believe that has already been mentioned in this thread but good tip for sure Chris...
  337. Rubberhook2

    Bigeye tuna!

    No. They are not that tough when compared to other species of tuna IMO...
  338. Rubberhook2

    New Ride...

    Hahaha....he must get those from his mother
  339. Rubberhook2

    BIG EYE TUNA

    You guys do realize there is a "ignore" feature on this website right? Some guys thrive on the attention their comments generate on a forum like this. Take away that attention and they really have no reason to continue.
  340. Rubberhook2

    New Ride...

    Morning Mark, Those shots came from a public motocross park in Riverside called Milestone near the 91 and 60 freeways where he has a freestyle course set up with his ramps. He will be there today practicing. I go out to Milestone from time to time on the weekends to shoot photos of him and his...
  341. Rubberhook2

    Bigeye ID

    While the tail is also very good for identifying the difference, as I mentioned in another thread so is the length of the pectoral fins. Other than the albacore the bigeye has the longest pectoral fins with pointed ends. If you fold the pectoral fin forward the bigeye's pectoral fin will...
  342. Rubberhook2

    Bigeye tuna!

    Fishing the 6 pack Limitless inside the 302 in September of 2001 I believe. Quad jig strike with 4 additional bait fish for four guys. The next year we had a double jig strike trolling by a paddy with both bigeye over 120lbs. Bigeye like kelps....
  343. Rubberhook2

    Bigeye tuna!

    With the bigeye pec fins even longer than the yellowfins and pointed
  344. Rubberhook2

    New Ride...

    Not sure exactly how it happened but Cory talked me into getting him a bigger, more powerful bike. So long 2006 Yamaha YZ 250 and hello 2012 Honda CRF 450R. Not bad for his first day on that beast...
  345. Rubberhook2

    Mexico bans Bluefin Tuna fishing -- official thread till we figure it out....or implode.

    Talk about stirring the hornets nest Jason.....
  346. Rubberhook2

    Mexico bans Bluefin Tuna fishing -- official thread till we figure it out....or implode.

    And the 5,000 metric ton "quota" was established for "Mexican flagged boats"... Sounds like a power grab to me if true. Do they expect us to flock to Ensenada to fish now?
  347. Rubberhook2

    Mexico bans Bluefin Tuna fishing -- official thread till we figure it out....or implode.

    Very confusing. So this means Mexico's sport fishing fleet can continue to catch Bluefin but U.S. boats can't?
  348. Rubberhook2

    Bigeye tuna!

    Bigeye are pretty easy to identify by the length of their pectoral fins. If you fold the pectoral fin forward on a bigeye it will cover the eye of the fish. The pectoral fin of a yellowfin is shorter and will not cover the eye when folded over. The Bluefin has the shortest pectoral fin of...
  349. Rubberhook2

    Nice Shot...

    Bought him his first dirt bike, a Honda 50, when he was 7. Pics above are him riding his 2006 Yamaha YZ250 freestyle bike. Today he got a 2012 Honda 450CRF 4 stroke set up for freestyle... Just what he needs...more power LOL
  350. Rubberhook2

    Nice Shot...

    Wanted to post up this shot of one of my sons buddies performing a couple of days ago in Germany. Incredible backdrop...
  351. Rubberhook2

    Question about the Current conditions,Itineraries and BFT on LR boats

    I talked to the Intrepid office yesterday about this because I have a 5 day coming up in less than three weeks. Last year in August on a 6 day we fished the big Bluefin at 140 miles then slid down to 220 miles and connected with good grade YFT (30 to 40lbers) which we drifted on for 6 hours and...
  352. Rubberhook2

    "Any word on that big tuna being caught"

    Great story and a great fish. Looks like both hooks on the Rapala almost straightened out. Glad everything held up for you...
  353. Rubberhook2

    So what's next?

    I would assume there is also a quota on YFT in Mexico. What happens if that quota gets met by the seiners?
  354. Rubberhook2

    Mexico bans Bluefin Tuna fishing -- official thread till we figure it out....or implode.

    I read that Bluefin are contaminated with radiation that can cause your manhood to drop off. Can anyone confirm that?
  355. Rubberhook2

    BFT ban in Mexico

    First I have heard of it...
  356. Rubberhook2

    Nice Shot...

    This was him at 5 Tony...
  357. Rubberhook2

    Nice Shot...

    Another nice pano shot from a different area today in the wine country of Temecula. Nice to know he is having fun while I am at work...LOL
  358. Rubberhook2

    Mexico bans Bluefin Tuna fishing -- official thread till we figure it out....or implode.

    Because Bluefin are radioactive and Mexico is trying to minimize birth defects?
  359. Rubberhook2

    Mexico bans Bluefin Tuna fishing -- official thread till we figure it out....or implode.

    Awfully quiet over at 976. This time yesterday it was blowing up....
  360. Rubberhook2

    Mexico bans Bluefin Tuna fishing -- official thread till we figure it out....or implode.

    I'm thinking about my 5 day coming up in a few weeks. I don't see the long range fleet fishing Cortez bank and then running down to Benitos or Cedros for some yellow nor do I see them targeting rat yellow or small YFT. I guess I could catch good grade yellow on the surface iron for three to...
  361. Rubberhook2

    Nice Shot...

    Thanks guys...more pics coming
  362. Rubberhook2

    Nice Shot...

    Thanks Mike. He has been practicing a lot and keeps progressing. Here are a couple I took of him recently at his course in Riverside...
  363. Rubberhook2

    Nice Shot...

    My son Cory practicing the other day at a new spot in Norco along the 15 freeway. Professional photographer snapped the pic...
  364. Rubberhook2

    Questions from a Hoo Nube

    Those are actually the original Hooker Intruders. No weight was added to the ear of corn. It swam surprisingly well similar to a blue marlin lure, smoke trail and all. Peeled the husk straight back, cut the ear in half, used a screw driver to bore a hole down through the middle of the cob, ran...
  365. Rubberhook2

    Questions from a Hoo Nube

    That lure is called the Kernel. The Corn Hole part comes when you see the price...
  366. Rubberhook2

    Questions from a Hoo Nube

    These things never needed tuning...no matter how many fish were caught or how many times it was dropped on deck. The ultimate wahoo trolling plug IMO.....
  367. Rubberhook2

    Questions from a Hoo Nube

    Brutal teeth on those things...
  368. Rubberhook2

    your biggest yellow tail off a paddy

    Never weighed any of them but these were my best yellows and dorado off local paddies. All three came from the old Conquest with Joe Chait on three separate trips...
  369. Rubberhook2

    Strange Catches on Long Range Trips

    I thought this catch was pretty unusual...
  370. Rubberhook2

    Seiner Quotas

    Is there a difference in quotas between Bluefin tuna and yellowfin tuna? The pens are for Bluefin tuna. Last year the quota for Bluefin was reached early and it resulted in incredible Bluefin fishing for the fleet. I doubt wrapped yellowfin is going into pens as there is an entirely different...
  371. Rubberhook2

    Hoo at the Rocks...

    So the LR guys are getting sardines from a source at Cedros? I have seen the video of the commercial operation down there to feed the tuna in the pens just did not know they would provide bait to our boats.
  372. Rubberhook2

    Hoo at the Rocks...

    I think they are on the ridge. They caught more wahoo the next day along with grouper and yellows.
  373. Rubberhook2

    Largemouth catching.

    Looks like a fun place to fish...
  374. Rubberhook2

    Queen Charlotte Lodge or anywhere on Haida Gwaii?

    Check out West Coast Resorts. I have had some incredible trips with them in the Queen Charlottes. http://www.westcoastresorts.com/
  375. Rubberhook2

    6 Pack overnighter on the 12th

    I believe MarDiosa is running open party with spots open....
  376. Rubberhook2

    Whats your best catch with a Trini 16A or 20A?????

    I like my 16A for seabass...
  377. Rubberhook2

    Intrepid 5 Day August 9th anyone else going? Any advice or info?

    Bluefin already biting in May. Here we go...
  378. Rubberhook2

    New 5 and 4 day trips in August Intrepid

    I used to fish that 9 day with the Catchy Tackle crew on the Polaris Supreme before a lot of boats were heading down to the rocks in late August/early September and we always had good wahoo fishing there and on the inside. Those shorter trips should fill quickly. I know the 5 day I signed up...
  379. Rubberhook2

    GoPro advice needed...

    My kid sure likes his black edition.....
  380. Rubberhook2

    Are all / most WSBs caught at day-break or sun-down?

    I have seen plenty of good bites in the middle of the day. It all comes down to conditions and getting on a school of fish that want to go. A few years back me and a couple buddies started fishing in the dark on the backside of Catalina and by 1:30 in the afternoon had nothing to show for our...
  381. Rubberhook2

    Looking for a white seabass charter

    Give Tony a call, owner/operator of the 6 pack MarDiosa out of Long Beach at 714-402-0852. He will hook you up.
  382. Rubberhook2

    The Moon and Fishing....

    Full and new moons offer bigger tide swings due to gravitational pull, bigger tide swings create moving water (current) and fish bite better in those conditions...
  383. Rubberhook2

    Barret Lake PreFish April 30, 2014

    Nice. My kid loves that place when he is not jumping his dirtbike. Our first trip is in a week and we have plenty of frogs and poppers...
  384. Rubberhook2

    Barret Lake PreFish April 30, 2014

    Was there any kind of top water bite in the morning? Poppers? Frogs?
  385. Rubberhook2

    Barret Lake PreFish April 30, 2014

    Cool report. Have full tickets for the 10th, 25th and 28th....
  386. Rubberhook2

    seabass

    On Mackeral....
  387. Rubberhook2

    seabass

    Cool thread. Lots of useful information....
  388. Rubberhook2

    Nice Day To Shoot Some Pics...

    I hear you. It started out with bikes and then a little Honda 50 and morphed from there. You try to expose them to as many things as possible when they are young. When they find something they are passionate about you try to support them as best you can even if it means shitting yourself every...
  389. Rubberhook2

    Nice Day To Shoot Some Pics...

    My son Cory practicing yesterday in Riverside. It was a good day...
  390. Rubberhook2

    1st go pro camera. Any tips?

    My son and his buddies all use the Hero Black Edition 3 when they ride with various mount locations. Very cool perspective..
  391. Rubberhook2

    Caption Contest- Win a 9" Tapered Flex Bubba Blade $54 value!

    Stare into the brown eye and wait for the surprise...
  392. Rubberhook2

    Caption Contest- Win a 9" Tapered Flex Bubba Blade $54 value!

    Nothing satisfies like a mouthful of brown eye....
  393. Rubberhook2

    Barrett Lake

    Guys were fishing it yesterday.....
  394. Rubberhook2

    ULTIMATE EARLY CHRISTMAS PRESENT

    I can certainly appreciate the photo and the Eggplant looks better with half the color gone....LOL
  395. Rubberhook2

    Barrett Lake

    Hahaha.....
  396. Rubberhook2

    Cool GoPro Pic....

    Another cool one from a rear mounted camera on the back fender....
  397. Rubberhook2

    Barrett Lake

    Have been checked many times by wardens for licenses and barbless hooks there...they cruise around in boats and will sneak right up on you. Best to be in compliance and assume you will be checked...
  398. Rubberhook2

    Cool GoPro Pic....

    Another cool shot of my son's buddy. That is my son down there on the ground firing the WI-FI remote to take this pic...
  399. Rubberhook2

    Cool GoPro Pic....

    Oh come on...LOL Here is the video clip..
  400. Rubberhook2

    Cool GoPro Pic....

    Camera mounted on the side of his gas tank. You can see the ramp on the ground behind him he just left. He was practicing at the Milestone MX park in Riverside. More to come...
  401. Rubberhook2

    Caption Contest- Win a pair of Costa Sunglasses!

    Get "RID" of the glare with Costa!!!
  402. Rubberhook2

    Intrepid 5 Day August 9th anyone else going? Any advice or info?

    Hahaha...bought him his first dirtbike at 7. In hindsight it should have been a laptop. At least he is not flipping...yet.
  403. Rubberhook2

    Intrepid 5 Day August 9th anyone else going? Any advice or info?

    Thanks. What can I say...the kid likes to fly.
  404. Rubberhook2

    Intrepid 5 Day August 9th anyone else going? Any advice or info?

    I am on the trip and my buddy Miles will be joining me. Fished a 6 day on the Intrepid last August and took my son as a high school graduation present. It was an excellent trip. Boat is incredible, the crew top notch and the food is off the hook. Lots of room for 26 guys to comfortably fish...
  405. Rubberhook2

    WTS/WTT Custom Sage Rod with Gold Islander MR2 Reel

    TTT All PM's replied to... Thank you for looking
  406. Rubberhook2

    Enormous tuna could shatter world record

    FYI...when someone uses quotation marks it means they are quoting someone else's statement...like the one in the comments section of the article posted...and do not necessarily reflect their own views. Imagine that...
  407. Rubberhook2

    WTS/WTT Custom Sage Rod with Gold Islander MR2 Reel

    No thanks. Already have a couple of those. Only interested in trading for Talica II's.
  408. Rubberhook2

    WTS/WTT Custom Sage Rod with Gold Islander MR2 Reel

    Looking to sell or trade a custom Sage rod, brown blank model GSH 3113MB paired with a gold Islander MR2 mooching reel. Rod is 11' 3" long and rated 12 to 20lb. Its is custom wrapped with red and gold threads and Fuji guides. Reel is a Gold Islander MR2 with backing and 20lb topshot. Both the...
  409. Rubberhook2

    WTS/WTT Custom Sage Rod with Islander MR2 Reel

    Looking to sell or trade a custom Sage rod, brown blank model GSH 3113MB paired with a gold Islander MR2 mooching reel. Rod is 11' 3' long and rated 12 to 20lb. Its is custom wrapped with red and gold threads and Fuji guides. Reel is a Gold Islander MR2 with backing and 20lb topshot. Both the...
  410. Rubberhook2

    New Trick....

    Cory has been working on a new trick called a "Rock Solid". Lets go completely of the bike 35 feet off the ground and floats above it. The real trick is getting back on the bike before you hit the landing 75 feet away... Will have a new video edit professionally done shortly. Stand by...
  411. Rubberhook2

    Local Taco Trip

    Speaking of thermometers...is that what is being inserted in that guys arse in Simon's avatar? Just curious...
  412. Rubberhook2

    Central Valley Hog

    Great pic!
  413. Rubberhook2

    Excel on the way to Clipperton

    Fun place. To bad you can't go ashore there any more....
  414. Rubberhook2

    Huge thank you to 2 Malihini brothers!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Has anyone ever tried to release a good grade yellow after it has inhaled a yo yo jig with a big treble hook in its throat from high above the water on a sportboat? Maybe we are supposed to cut our jigs off our rods and just sit down after catching a couple.......
  415. Rubberhook2

    IF I STILL HAD MY BOAT I WOULD BE AT..........

    These fish came on March 12th, same date as today, a few years back at Catalina before the limit switch on the 15th. Throwing tankers in the boat with not another boat in sight at 2:30 in the afternoon...priceless. It can and does happen...
  416. Rubberhook2

    Tremor?

    Camp Pendleton has been detonating some large ordinances this morning and has been rattling my house here in San Clemente. Not sure if that had something to do with it...
  417. Rubberhook2

    Caption Contest - Win a pair of Accurate Pliers - New Color!!!

    Accurate...when you need to open wide!
  418. Rubberhook2

    Caption Contest - Win a pair of Accurate Pliers - New Color!!!

    Improve your look and your grip with Accurate
  419. Rubberhook2

    Caption Contest - Win a pair of Accurate Pliers - New Color!!!

    Get a grip...with Accurate
  420. Rubberhook2

    NEW HOOKER INTRUDER LURE

    Forget the Intruders....I will sell you the "Kernal" for half the price...
  421. Rubberhook2

    Caption Contest - Win a pair of Accurate Pliers - New Color!!!

    Which mouth would you prefer?
  422. Rubberhook2

    Caption Contest - Win a pair of Accurate Pliers - New Color!!!

    Do these come in man size?
  423. Rubberhook2

    NEW HOOKER INTRUDER LURE

    I always did best on the wahoo with the Eggplant color in the large size. That is a large Marauder on the bottom for reference...
  424. Rubberhook2

    Fishing WSB

    Damn things can be a nuisance when you are targeting better eating fish like perch and leopard sharks...
  425. Rubberhook2

    Is $300 for GoPro Black Edition good deal?

    I think we paid $400 for ours at Best Buy. My son loves it...
  426. Rubberhook2

    Caption Contest - Win a pair of Accurate Pliers - New Color!!!

    Accurate...you can't touch this.
  427. Rubberhook2

    Caption Contest - Win a pair of Accurate Pliers - New Color!!!

    Look...you don't even have to put batteries in it!
  428. Rubberhook2

    Boar hunter has a Close Call ...shit your pants close

    Hahaha...probably just coming in to be hand fed a treat.
  429. Rubberhook2

    Caption Contest - Win a Batson Custom Rod built by J. Trelikes - $700 Value

    Don't you just hate it when only your head fits in the hole...
  430. Rubberhook2

    old tackle shops oc/la

    The Bent Rod in Tustin....
  431. Rubberhook2

    Someone got photobombed!

    Photoshopped....
  432. Rubberhook2

    Go to wahoo lure?

    That's what I thought. It seemed like a composite. I know it never needed tuning no matter how many fish it caught....
  433. Rubberhook2

    Irvine lake Fishing

    Fished the lake Friday after the stocking on Wednesday. It sucked. One trout on the troll. Trolled for hours, soaked baits on shoreline, drifted nitecrawlers under bobbers, bounced mini jigs on the drift, for one trout down near the dam. As I trolled by all the anglers lining the west shore...
  434. Rubberhook2

    AND YOU THOUGHT THE WEDGE WAS GNARLY

    Seems like everything nowadays is extreme in one form or another....
  435. Rubberhook2

    awesome 4 pole tuna video

    It looked like straight bigeye at the end....
  436. Rubberhook2

    Banned Carls Jr Superbowl commercial

    Too funny. I am just closing a purchase loan for a 25 year old who does an actual televised Carl's commercial for a breakfast sandwich. Great commercial but in reviewing her pay check stubs from it they sure don't get paid much...
  437. Rubberhook2

    When to fish for Bluefin

    Took my son for his first "long" trip last summer as a graduation present from high school. Had a 4 day trip scheduled in June on the Intrepid but he broke his wrist when he took a digger on his dirtbike so I had to reschedule it as a 6 day in early August on the same boat. Not only did he catch...
  438. Rubberhook2

    Old Girl

    That bird finally ran out of luck when it flew over Stephan. Had a buddy shoot a honker at Cibola that ended up being 19 years old. I had never seen a band worn so thin like that to where it was scalloped on the edges.
  439. Rubberhook2

    Drones for Offshore Fishing

    Can't see why they could not be used for fishing. They are becoming very popular and evolving rapidly. My son is involved in freestyle motocross and within the last couple years filming with Quadcopters has become very popular and adds a new dimension to the film work. Just gotta be careful not...
  440. Rubberhook2

    Rolling dwn on the Intrepid ..... 14 day

    Classic. Talk about knowing what buttons to push....
  441. Rubberhook2

    Rolling dwn on the Intrepid ..... 14 day

    50lb sack of salt in my pillow case and a buddy cutting my line down 50 feet on the spool and rewinding it back on my wahoo caster with a 200 gram Raider tied on. Everyone was in on it, including the captain, who came on the PA and spun the boat hard and claimed a spot of skin lit up the sonar...
  442. Rubberhook2

    Help me find a Lobster Charter for my bday

    Mardiosa does do hoop netting trips and they are in Long Beach. Call Tony ay 714-402-0852 and see if he can accommodate your group.
  443. Rubberhook2

    The R.I.P. Round of Ammunition....

    That's cheating....LOL
  444. Rubberhook2

    The R.I.P. Round of Ammunition....

    "nine separate wound channels".....as it frags upon impact. Yeah, bet Walmart will have them on their shelves in no time...
  445. Rubberhook2

    Aeon crushed it to finish season!

    The face paint had to be the secret to a haul like that....
  446. Rubberhook2

    The R.I.P. Round of Ammunition....

    R.I.P. "Radically Invasive Projectile" Nice marketing tag line.....LOL
  447. Rubberhook2

    The R.I.P. Round of Ammunition....

    Crazy looking new handgun round for home defense. Reminds me of Black Talon. It will be interesting to see if it makes it to market and stays there.... http://thelibertydigest.com/2014/01/24/the-new-ammunition-that-has-gun-owners-drooling/
  448. Rubberhook2

    No need to line up anymore for certain boats?

    I liked this box on a trip. One drawer had some hooks in it and the rest of the box was dedicated to other essential items.....liquor, cigars and cash for gambling.
  449. Rubberhook2

    Weekend Throw Down....

    Hahaha...good one Mark. Wahoo fishing is definitely safer though....
  450. Rubberhook2

    Weekend Throw Down....

    Hahaha. I suppose he is 30 to 35 feet up in the air at the top of his arc on a standard 75 foot freestyle jump that allows them approximately 3 seconds of "hang time" to execute a "trick" and get back on the bike to land. Trust me, it is hard to look through a viewfinder at someone you have...
  451. Rubberhook2

    No need to line up anymore for certain boats?

    The best one I heard was a couple of guys who drove to the fuel dock and loaded their gear and got alpha position with their boxes while the boat was fueling for the next trip while the guys back on the dock who had been in line since the night before waited for the boat to return to load. The...
  452. Rubberhook2

    No need to line up anymore for certain boats?

    I know you line up by your boarding number but its not like they let one person load their gear at a time.
  453. Rubberhook2

    Does anyone know Rickycg?

    I offered more.... Just kidding Frank. What do you need a tuna reel for anyway? LOL
  454. Rubberhook2

    Maximus Supers

    What did Drew's fish go? He looked pretty happy....
  455. Rubberhook2

    Kern Duck Hunting???

    No blinds in Unit 1. All free roam
  456. Rubberhook2

    Weekend Throw Down....

    Canon 10D DSLR...oldie but it gets it done
  457. Rubberhook2

    Weekend Throw Down....

    My son Cory (white) and his buddy Javier (red) throwing down this past weekend in Riverside. Enjoy the pics...
  458. Rubberhook2

    Hell of a game...Go Hawks!

    Sorry...had to.
  459. Rubberhook2

    teal time!

    Nice....
  460. Rubberhook2

    Maximus Supers

    Beautiful fish by any standard. Congrats E!
  461. Rubberhook2

    Wow, thank you Mr. Karma....

    Wow... Makes you think twice about all of his previous threads of ducks, geese and mule deer he posted, even videos I recall of "duck tornados" he posted.
  462. Rubberhook2

    New Orleans Saints get lucky!

    Go Saints...
  463. Rubberhook2

    Rare Sriracha

    I knew it had to be all those "micro-organisms" in that stuff that gave it's snappy flavor.....
  464. Rubberhook2

    WTB - 50cc motobike - crf50, kx50, etc.

    I bought his Honda 50 new for $850 and after he grew a bit we tricked it out to a Fast 50 Pitbike and then it was bigger and bigger bikes until his current YZ250....
  465. Rubberhook2

    WTB - 50cc motobike - crf50, kx50, etc.

    Uh oh...that is what my kid started on when he turned 7.
  466. Rubberhook2

    Imperial Valley goose hunt 1/5/14

    Have put that spread out many times and it goes very quickly. It's not like slogging through a pond with shin deep mud. Each guy can probably put out 15 to 20 decoys a minute....
  467. Rubberhook2

    Go to wahoo lure?

    I'm selling these for $29.95 each...unrigged of course. It's called....wait for it....."The Kernel"
  468. Rubberhook2

    Price of bluefin tuna nosedives at Tokyo auction

    Perhaps the drop in demand is related to the Fukashima (sp?) disaster?
  469. Rubberhook2

    Go to wahoo lure?

    My go to when my trolling rotation comes up....
  470. Rubberhook2

    Go to wahoo lure?

    Love the Intruders, especially the "eggplant" color, but a good swimming medium sized Marauder will work from time to time...
  471. Rubberhook2

    Go to wahoo lure?

    ^^^^^X2 Someone needs to start making those again
  472. Rubberhook2

    Sea Biscuit ran aground at Anacapa

    That probably woke the captain up....
  473. Rubberhook2

    Fun Day Shooting...

    Short video clip on the mechanics of the flip. Smooth as butter...
  474. Rubberhook2

    Fun Day Shooting...

    Yesterday out in Riverside at the Milestone MX Park. My son Cory (blue) and his buddy Javier (red). Javier, who is training Cory, is ranked number three in the world and has numerous X Games medals under his belt. He was making the back flips look to easy... Enjoy.
  475. Rubberhook2

    Bloody Ducks 12/29

    Burning Wister ressies left and right... Better places to hunt.
  476. Rubberhook2

    Jigging for big yft

    I think seiners are allowed to fish the French waters of Clipperton. Back in the day when you were actually allowed to go ashore on the atoll, you may recall an incident where a skiff from a LR boat got rolled and sank in the surf stranding several of the passengers on the atoll with no way of...
  477. Rubberhook2

    Waterfowl Reservation Drawing Results

    Just drew three in a row for Wister, the 28th, 29th and the 1st all in the high 30's to low 40's..... Cluster....
  478. Rubberhook2

    Bubba Blade Caption Contest Ending Dec 20th, 2013 - Woody Hunting Knife

    Stick your woody in me....I'm done! - - - Updated - - - Where is a stiff woody when I need one.
  479. Rubberhook2

    A&E Suspends "indefinitely" Phil Robertson

    Do I need to post the Afgan goat video again?
  480. Rubberhook2

    Scary Black Friday In The Emergency Room...

    He told me he pressed both buttons on his IPhone at the same time, the top one and the round one, and by doing so it will take a pic of whatever is on the screen, in this case his GPS map showing his current location. He then sent the pic as a text. I had to ask him how he did it too...
  481. Rubberhook2

    A&E Suspends "indefinitely" Phil Robertson

    This is getting out of hand... http://tv.msn.com/tv/article.aspx?news=844217
  482. Rubberhook2

    Scary Black Friday In The Emergency Room...

    Different perspective...
  483. Rubberhook2

    Scary Black Friday In The Emergency Room...

    Thanks everyone for the concern and suggestions. Cory has been fine ever since that day but going forward it will be something we will be prepared for and from my perspective something I will be more aware of and recognize and should it happen again, which I am sure it will at some point, I will...
  484. Rubberhook2

    Not to be boring....

    Just ordered some can dekes. Never owned any but after what I have seen and shot need some...
  485. Rubberhook2

    Not to be boring....

    Very nice Mike. Have been seeing big flights of cans north of you a bit and damn are those things fast...
  486. Rubberhook2

    Wister 12-11: Disappointing Orange

    How did this thread turn into the Tim thread? LOL
  487. Rubberhook2

    Jigging for big yft

    I always like to try things that no one else is doing. If you are successful it won't take long before everyone is dropping jigs. I like to drop in the bow and walk back to the stern before winding and surprisingly a lot of bites come on the sink. I once had a fish follow the jig up right to the...
  488. Rubberhook2

    Wister 12-11: Disappointing Orange

    I'm going with bullshit for a $100........LOL Nice try though Bill.
  489. Rubberhook2

    Wister 12-11: Disappointing Orange

    I could send you a signed poster of that Mike but only for you.....LOL
  490. Rubberhook2

    Wister 12-11: Disappointing Orange

    We have all seen a strap of dead ducks or geese and I am kind of over the whole "look at me" posts with pictures. Nothing good ever comes from that I have realized, either hunting or fishing. Everyone knows I am super cool with a big swinging dick anyway. Besides....I am not as purdy as I...
  491. Rubberhook2

    Wister 12-11: Disappointing Orange

    I agree that as the season progresses the ducks associate mojos with getting shot at especially at a place like Wister where there may be over 100 out on any given day. Last weekend we had excellent shooting using mojos with remotes. As soon as the birds turned our way the mojos were turned...
  492. Rubberhook2

    messed around with the GoPro today- a quick 21

    Cool video. My son has the same model and has been shooting his FMX videos with it with no problems at all with either the camera or the app for a year. Hopefully he won't in the future either.
  493. Rubberhook2

    Woman finds fried cock head in happy meal

    MacDonalds? What the problem is?
  494. Rubberhook2

    Scary Black Friday In The Emergency Room...

    Thank you everyone for the positive thoughts and well wishes. Cory is doing fine. I must say I was completely drained, both emotionally and physically, at the end of that day. It is a terrible feeling, a helpless feeling, when your child needs you and you can't get to them fast enough. No...
  495. Rubberhook2

    Hacked again?

    Did someone say goat?
  496. Rubberhook2

    Scary Black Friday In The Emergency Room...

    It started like any other day. My 19 year old son was up early and packing for his riding trip out to Ocotillo Wells with a bunch of his friends. I helped him pack his truck and made him some breakfast as he was bouncing off the walls about free riding in the desert all weekend with his...
  497. Rubberhook2

    Long Range photos, lets see them

    My son Cory on his first long trip, a 6 day on the Intrepid, for his high school graduation present in August of 2013. It was nice and relaxing for those 6 days not to have to worry about him jumping his dirtbike...
  498. Rubberhook2

    Perfect fit gun for hunting the Florida wild boar hog

    I had buddies who would catch piglets by hand and pen raise them by feeding them table scraps. They grow very quickly and this 300+ pounder would follow you around like a dog and let you scratch its ears...
  499. Rubberhook2

    Monster Yellowtail on the Vagabond!!

    My buddy Travis got a nice one on that Excel trip on a flylined sardine and 40lb just a few hundred yards from the Shogun on the same day that record yellow was taken that I posted a picture of. Guadalupe is a special place...
  500. Rubberhook2

    Monster Yellowtail on the Vagabond!!

    On 25lb string no less. I was sitting right next to them at the time at the Lupe on the Excel....
  501. Rubberhook2

    Monster Yellowtail on the Vagabond!!

    Current world record I believe....
  502. Rubberhook2

    Perfect fit gun for hunting the Florida wild boar hog

    Believe it or not we actually have some nice hogs out here in California and I am very familiar with the thick cartilage sheath the big boars have around their front shoulders to protect themselves from the sharp tusks of other boars while fighting. I have taken boars out here with a variety of...
  503. Rubberhook2

    Irvine lake report for 11-18

    Thanks for the report. Been wanting to get up there but perhaps I will wait until something "develops"... I like how the lake's report compares the fishing to Flaming Gorge with steady action on trophy browns...LOL
  504. Rubberhook2

    Waterfowl Reservation Drawing Results

    Sooooo...How was it?
  505. Rubberhook2

    Like New GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition and Accessories

    Love the stuff you can do with those cameras. Same one my son has....
  506. Rubberhook2

    when does

    Wished my son still enjoyed hunting with me but nowadays its all about his dirt bike...
  507. Rubberhook2

    Favorite Fishing Destination?

    Queen Charlotte Islands in British Columbia with West Coast Resorts. You won't be disappointed... http://www.westcoastresorts.com/
  508. Rubberhook2

    Reports? ?

    I love animals....LOL
  509. Rubberhook2

    Reports? ?

    There is hunting at Cibola?
  510. Rubberhook2

    when does

    It is possible to be a shooter and not a hunter with a bow and arrow. How else can one explain this bullshit or pictures of geese swimming around local ponds with arrows sticking out of them. It all comes down to the individual and some individuals make us all look bad...
  511. Rubberhook2

    NEW HOOKER INTRUDER LURE

    $450 each huh? For the medium sized one? Wonder what the large size ones would go for? Hmmmmmm....
  512. Rubberhook2

    Hog Hunt

    Nice eating size right there...
  513. Rubberhook2

    Hooker trolling lure

    Those purple eggplant ones really get bit...
  514. Rubberhook2

    Tired.....

    Nice milk shake, I mean mammaries, I meant mammal. Real nice....
  515. Rubberhook2

    Kansas whitetail

    Is that a good one?
  516. Rubberhook2

    Backflip Over 72ft Canyon - Kelly McGarry Red Bull Rampa

    I would never let my kid do anything like that....
  517. Rubberhook2

    Opening day for sea lion hunting

    Reminds me of not so long ago when someone was sawing off the bills of pelicans and the heat fisherman took due to that...
  518. Rubberhook2

    Putting In The Work...

    At MileStone MX Park in Riverside. Focused, dedicated and driven...
  519. Rubberhook2

    Intrepid Catchy Tackle brief report

    Was Wayne Martin from Catchy on the trip Dave? Mark Winbigler? Was wondering if they got a cow out of that....
  520. Rubberhook2

    Fighting a cow tuna

    I have always been told at the end you have to abandon the rail and use the rod. The rail lets you conserve your energy for the end game where the rod will give you more lift for the last 50 feet. I like to lift on the outside of the circle as soon as the fish comes out from underneath the boat...
  521. Rubberhook2

    Beautiful Fall colors!

    It just don't look right. Must be a blem. I heard those are a lot cheaper for those on a budget....
  522. Rubberhook2

    Duck Season

    May the spoon smile upon you...LOL
  523. Rubberhook2

    Duck Season

    Heading north to Los Banos for the first time. Got lucky and drew #1. Should be good... May try to get on Kern on Sunday since it looks like their first half opens Saturday and then closes again Sunday...LOL
  524. Rubberhook2

    Southern California Trophy Buck Pictures.

    Some really nice bucks posted on this thread. I have had the opportunity to kill and photograph quite a few A zone bucks over the years but to be honest I much prefer the hog hunting in those areas...
  525. Rubberhook2

    Southern California Trophy Buck Pictures.

    Tried....can't load pictures
  526. Rubberhook2

    Ducks, quail or chukar what's in your future this weekend?

    Heading to Los Banos to hunt ducks on the opener on a number 1 draw...
  527. Rubberhook2

    Benefit show for the Veterans yesterday....

    Thank you. Very proud but always nervous when he rides. He is back out practicing already today.
  528. Rubberhook2

    Benefit show for the Veterans yesterday....

    Vimeo link... http://vimeo.com/76809799 - - - Updated - - - Vimeo link... http://vimeo.com/76809799
  529. Rubberhook2

    Benefit show for the Veterans yesterday....

    My son Cory put on a little jumping show yesterday out at Milestone MX Park during a benefit "Mud Run" for veterans and serviceman. Proceeds from the event were donated to help veterans. There was quite a crowd in attendance. One of my buddies put this video edit together. My son doing what...
  530. Rubberhook2

    Waterfowl Reservation Drawing Results

    Can't be worse than where I'm going as the translation of the location is "The Restrooms".....
  531. Rubberhook2

    Early Cows on the Supreme - Trolling!

    Where is a DynaTroll when you need one...
  532. Rubberhook2

    East county SD public land pig kill

    Impressive...
  533. Rubberhook2

    Waterfowl Reservation Drawing Results

    71 for Wister on Sunday but may opt to hunt Mendota Sunday on the way back from Los Banos.
  534. Rubberhook2

    Waterfowl Reservation Drawing Results

    Looks like I am heading north for the opener... Drew #1 for Los Banos. Never hunted there... Here we go...
  535. Rubberhook2

    Pig Skull's back............

    They are so cute and make wonderful pets...
  536. Rubberhook2

    Pig Skull's back............

    Very cool but not sure why anyone would want to shoot a pig...
  537. Rubberhook2

    fish counts fishy?

    A few of the yellowtail were stapled together to make them bigger. Those only count as one...LOL
  538. Rubberhook2

    Waterfowl Reservation Drawing Results

    My guess is maybe Saturday more likely next Monday for the 19th results to be out. They have not even posted the Wednesday the 16th results for Kern yet...
  539. Rubberhook2

    PRIDE- They Deserve To Die

    Thought that was you. Sent the pic to your dad. Livin' the life...good for you!!!
  540. Rubberhook2

    Waterfowl Reservation Drawing Results

    I feel for the guys who drew the opener at Kern this Saturday who may not be able to hunt due to the shutdown...
  541. Rubberhook2

    PRIDE- They Deserve To Die

    Is that Sean Hartigan working the deck?
  542. Rubberhook2

    Got a pig.......

    I thought they were faster than that....
  543. Rubberhook2

    New England Patriots are 4 and freakin 0!!!!!

    Gotta Luv NE Fans....
  544. Rubberhook2

    New Video Edit...

    Cory just missed the podium when he came in 4th in his first FMX competition out in Gallup New Mexico yesterday. Good job son. Proud of you...
  545. Rubberhook2

    #1 Raider jig for Wahoo?

    Still have a bunch of the original 200 gram Raiders I bought directly from Perry Seeho. I bought 100 of them as just the jig blanks, both chrome and gold, with the stickers but no rings and no hooks. At the time he was using split rings which I did not prefer. I paid $4 per jig blank. I had...
  546. Rubberhook2

    Football Tickets For Sale...

    2 season tickets for sale. My wife doesn't like the person who sits in the seat next to us and will not attend any more games. Have included a picture with the view from the seats. Tickets will be sold to the highest bidder. Current Bid: $6,500 each****
  547. Rubberhook2

    Day and a half for $210.00

    Here is a report from the Freedom from their most recent 1 1/2 day trip from San Pedro... Tom checking back in with a 1.5 day wrap-up report. They worked hard and got some nice fish. They ended up with 45 yellowtail, 1 blufin tuna, couple hand full of dorado. Tommy is live below. Here is a...
  548. Rubberhook2

    $80 for charge on a 2 day trip!!!

    Still going. Amazing
  549. Rubberhook2

    New Video Edit...

    He has been training with some incredible riders and heads to New Mexico next week to compete in his first freestyle competition. Here are some shots from today with Cory and Bryce Hudson and Jared McNeil from Australia, gold and silver medalists from the X Games...
  550. Rubberhook2

    New Video Edit...

    That my son put together using video clips shot with and edited on his IPhone. Pretty cool... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wi96a6NYupM
  551. Rubberhook2

    $80 for charge on a 2 day trip!!!

    Not to be argumentative B but I disagree. You are assuming that 976 had prior knowledge and was acting in concert to charge this fee as if they were profiting from it as well. 976 is not a charter master like Fisherman's landing is not a charter master. 976 provides a ticket. This was not a...
  552. Rubberhook2

    $80 for charge on a 2 day trip!!!

    Not at all Max. As others have stated they have had good experiences on such trips which are usually discounted below normal fares. It will be interesting to see what the owner of the boat says about the food charge. That issue is on him, not 976 IMO.....
  553. Rubberhook2

    $80 for charge on a 2 day trip!!!

    My guess is that charge was unique to that particular trip for the reasons I stated in my previous post....
  554. Rubberhook2

    $80 for charge on a 2 day trip!!!

    You have to understand that the 976 trips are not profitable for the boat as the trip fare is paid to 976 not the boat itself for the advertising 976 does for the boat on their website. That is how 976 gets paid. For the boat it is a cost of doing business in terms of advertising for the service...
  555. Rubberhook2

    What ever happened to this guy ???

    Gary the hog whisperer...
  556. Rubberhook2

    Splatter S - duckclub

    Yeah Hoops...Bangin!
  557. Rubberhook2

    You cannot catch a big tuna on a spinning rod

    Not without dislocating your testicles...
  558. Rubberhook2

    YFT versus BFT

    Seems like yellowfin pull pretty hard...
  559. Rubberhook2

    Got Airplane Dope????

    The airplane dope had nothing to do with big Bluefin or the Airplane...
  560. Rubberhook2

    YFT versus BFT

    Definitely YFT
  561. Rubberhook2

    How to Keep Tackle Box Moisture Free

    I use cornstarch to keep my hooks from rusting although most people just think I have a substance problem...
  562. Rubberhook2

    Incredible story in this weeks WON - Last weeks "bft school of a lifetime"

    Almost 20 years ago on the old Conquest with Joe Chait. All on 50lb, no flouro, no circles, with gear no where near today's standards within 70 miles of San Diego. History does repeat itself.
  563. Rubberhook2

    Incredible story in this weeks WON - Last weeks "bft school of a lifetime"

    Hahaha.... Never weighed it. Maybe 125lbs but then again I'm only 5' 4" LOL
  564. Rubberhook2

    Incredible story in this weeks WON - Last weeks "bft school of a lifetime"

    It is fun drifting on big ones but only if the boat is packed with people...LOL
  565. Rubberhook2

    Incredible story in this weeks WON - Last weeks "bft school of a lifetime"

    Congrats on a beautiful fish Jason and doing it right....
  566. Rubberhook2

    Incredible story in this weeks WON - Last weeks "bft school of a lifetime"

    Just gotta love all the chest thumping from the experts here on BD. "I would have caught three of those things because I have the right gear and I know what I'm doing". It's comical. What I find ironic is that even the long range boats, who methodically prep their anglers prior to battle who...
  567. Rubberhook2

    Barrett Draw

    Got it Mike and thank you for sending that over. Have not really had chance to review it but I will and I will call with any questions. Thank you. I appreciate it. Looks like my idea of a cast and blast is toast...LOL
  568. Rubberhook2

    Barrett Draw

    Been fishing there a lot and the water level is extremely low. The blind sites I saw were 50 to 75 feet up the banks from the waters edge. Bass fishing has been very consistent though. PM sent Mike...
  569. Rubberhook2

    Excel Gallagher Trip

    I'm sure the present passengers are tipping cold ones in your honor every night...LOL
  570. Rubberhook2

    5 nice Bluefin on the Red Rooster

    Exactly. Very hard to break it and a good test of your connections....LOL.
  571. Rubberhook2

    5 nice Bluefin on the Red Rooster

    I would agree that you want the heaviest gear possible to land a fish of that size but you can't land one if you don't get the bite. I'm sure 80lb, 100lb or even 130lb flouro would significantly increase the odds of success if you could get bit on it but not always the case with Bluefin...
  572. Rubberhook2

    Got out with the camera today....

    I would love to say Scott that young Zak rode the wire as he looked back but not the case. Just an illusion as the wire was in the foreground as he was jumping but the timing and look of the pic came out cool...
  573. Rubberhook2

    Got out with the camera today....

    A lot of the guys, my son included, still ride the 2 strokes but four strokes with fuel injection are taking over. On a standard 75 foot freestyle jump my son hits the ramp pinned in second gear on his YZ250 2 stroke. The four stroke guys jump 75 feet in first gear. So much torque on those...
  574. Rubberhook2

    what to do with all the fish?

    My son and I donated 95% of the fish we caught from a recent 6 day trip to St. Vincent De Paul, Meals on Wheels, San Diego Rescue Mission and the San Diego Food Bank all through a fish processor who met us at the landing when we returned and provided me with a donation receipt that can be used...
  575. Rubberhook2

    09/06/13 They said go big, but did we listen? Hell no...

    I have not heard of any 100+ pound Bluefin being hooked on the troll let alone a triple. Those big Bluefin are sonar school fish being hooked on live bait after the boat stops on the school. The fish he is holding is a yellowfin and the chances of hooking a hundred plus pound yellowfin out of a...
  576. Rubberhook2

    Intrepid crew update

    Billy has been in the business for a long time. First started fishing with him 20 years ago when he helped put me on this nice local bull dorado on the old Conquest with Joe Chait. Yeah...he is one big dude.
  577. Rubberhook2

    Got out with the camera today....

    and took some shots of my son and his friends riding the Milestone MX park freestyle course. Some of the guys are new to the sport and have only jumped ramps a few times. Good times and everyone went home safe. Enjoy...
  578. Rubberhook2

    WTF?

    Looks like a crotch cricket...
  579. Rubberhook2

    NEED FAST RETRIEVE REEL/GEAR RATIO FOR YELLOWS

    Someone came up with some 16:1 gears for a Penn Jigmaster years ago to increase the speed of the retrieve. The problem is that when a fish bit and was pulling hard it became very hard to turn the handle because the spool wanted to spin 16 times for every one turn of the handle. Very hard to gain...
  580. Rubberhook2

    NEED FAST RETRIEVE REEL/GEAR RATIO FOR YELLOWS

    I have seen reels with a socket welded/attached to the handle and the use of a variable speed drill motor to turn the handle. I have seen kites retrieved this way and years ago it was tried to increase the speed of wahoo jigs coming through the water. Perhaps a portable rechargable drill motor...
  581. Rubberhook2

    Whats your average haul? Trying to get an idea on what to expect for processing

    Easy fellas...42 fish for a father and son on a 6 day. I have the receipts from the processor. I know looks can be deceiving but everyone needs to take a deep breath and put down their plastic long range policeman badges.
  582. Rubberhook2

    What not to do in the IV this weekend!

    What the problem is?
  583. Rubberhook2

    Pacific Queen 2.5 day August 27th

    But you did not catch any yellowfin......That sucks!!! LOL j/k...great quality on a great trip!
  584. Rubberhook2

    Simple question for the loan guys

    Is the HELOC the only loan that will be on the property? If not, what is the combined loan to value for both loans?
  585. Rubberhook2

    YELLOWFIN! Late report.

    Waterfowl season will be here before you know it...
  586. Rubberhook2

    Whats your average haul? Trying to get an idea on what to expect for processing

    I will tell you what reeks and that is your opinion. I tagged zero fish because all fish I hooked were given to my son to land. It was his HS grad present and I do not need to catch any fish. The fish off to the left of the pic were someone elses. The fish in his pile were less than a 2 person...
  587. Rubberhook2

    Whats your average haul? Trying to get an idea on what to expect for processing

    It can be substantial especially in long sustained bites where you lose track of what you are tagging. This was my sons haul on a 6 day. We donated all of it except for 6 fish. The 6 fish cost $150 to process. Good luck on your trip...
  588. Rubberhook2

    Markus Rocked a 124lb BFT on 1.5'r 8/27

    That shot came from the Grande Brian, not the New LoAnn with Markus
  589. Rubberhook2

    Markus Rocked a 124lb BFT on 1.5'r 8/27

    Ummmm....that's not me Carl... But he apparently got it...
  590. Rubberhook2

    cost to clean fish on long range

    Most long range boats will gill and gut them before dropping them in the RSW
  591. Rubberhook2

    Markus Rocked a 124lb BFT on 1.5'r 8/27

    Don't knock the coffee grinders until you have fished them the right way....
  592. Rubberhook2

    Fuku Me, This is going to Effect my Diet

    I noticed a strange red glow coming from my fresh Bluefin the other night...right in the middle.
  593. Rubberhook2

    Thunderbird 1.5 Day 8/15/2013 GDOW

    Not yellowfin but Bluefin tuna in the 20 to 25 pound range. Yellowfin have much longer pectoral fins. Nice catch though...
  594. Rubberhook2

    anyone notice any of those tuna glowing?

    I did notice my fresh Bluefin glowing last night...had a funny red color in the middle.
  595. Rubberhook2

    Small story in the OC Reg. about local father son Dory Fishermen.

    Primary reason I canceled my subscription...
  596. Rubberhook2

    Small story in the OC Reg. about local father son Dory Fishermen.

    Signs of the times I guess for the Register...
  597. Rubberhook2

    Royal Star 6 day report - 121# Opah

    Sweet catch and story on how caught. I just got back from a 6 day on the 21st on the Intrepid and Tony Garza was aboard. Great guy. Similar story during our yellowfin bite... Had a backlash in some spectra on a bait rig so I hung an 8 ounce torpedo sinker on the bare hook and sent it down...