Mikey is a solid stand up guy.
Great in the kitchen, great on the deck, and a hell of a nice guy. I just can't imagine anybody talking shit about...
If you have enough sea time documented, always go for the Masters ticket. And get the towing endorsement while you're at it. Auxiliary sail...
Yeah, and dump their tea in the harbor too.
Keep in mind that the BT knot was designed to form a double line in heavy mono that attached to even heavier mono leader per IGFA specs. All the...
I also have to say that San Diego is the easiest place in the world Not to own a boat.
Pick any length trip you want. All the live...
Measure from center of holes and ignore bullet diameter.
MOA is the same for .223 as it is for .416 etc.
If you buy the Alps reel seat by itself, it has 2 plastic washers that go between the 2 lock nuts and the reel foot clamp. The PCH rods only have...
I have 6 PCH rods currently and really like them a lot. My only beef with them is that the reel seats can loosen up during the day so I do have...
Is there an updated drag cam available for the Andros 16?
A 1.5 day is about all I'm good for anymore. After 3 days I start smelling like a house guest.
Awesome job Goose. You sure know how to pick a trip. How many months ago did you book this? :cheers:
Your new Indian name is Mr Baits
Time to break out the fly rods
I'd ride that, if I wasn't old and fat and ready to die :-)
They use a Ouija board or a Magic 8 Ball
Roller guides on an acid wrap? That must have been some bad acid.
No way. She would have got half at least.
The lady at Fisherman's processing told me they only show up on the mornings when the long-range boats are coming in.
I've made reservations with...
Yet Doomed! Doomed I tell ya !
Is there anyone a guy can call to take fish to a processor on the mornings when no fish processors show up? I'm flying in Wednesday for a 1.5 and...
Hmmm, guess I'll swap mine out. What kind of retrieve has been effective? Anything on the bigger size?
Good luck CC
Don't do the Ducks anymore. But will be heading up North to get some Specks in dry field hunting.
Oh for . . .
Son, you got to keep the half with the motor :nopity:
I have spools of 40 lb and 25 lb. PM me your address and I'll send you some samples to test
Have you tested the STS Salmon fluoro for ABS ?
Quite a bargain if it's any good
Did you try Accuratereloading?
Post it at the Savage collectors section of 24-hour campfire.com :cheers:
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Here's some 99 porn for you. I built this about 20 years now.
99 E .308 Black Walnut and Ebony
Sold to a young man in Wisconsin. He was...
If you put an RC motor on it that would make it dive and then float back up, you could drive someone absolutely Batshit crazy.
Strong work there Solomon!
Fixed that for you.
The Indianapolis . . .
You should be able to go into the settings menu on your GPS and change the units to decimal degrees. Then punch in those numbers as a waypoint....
Nope, just professional courtesy.
Well one thing's for sure, they ain't gonna do shit with a 3 inch hook on a bamboo pole. I'm thinking large flying gaffs and detachable Harpoon...
Okay, you take the pointy end, I'll take the swimmy end.
No need for that M. I'll take the pic for you. Now you just go stand next to it. A little closer. Yeah, a little closer. That's good. Now pat it's...
So what's the plan when one finally makes it over the rail ? o_O
I love Rancho Leonero.
Everybody needs to do a Tarpon trip in the Keys at least once in their lives.
White braid is good. Green braid is too hard to see and will cause problems for your 30 new best friends. 20lb fluoro and size 2 j hooks if yft...
Bad dog Ropey, BAD DOG !
What he said, said, said . . .
A rod only knows two things. The weight of what you are casting and your drag setting.
That pic has me wondering if the lower jaw hooked the rail on the way up.
Sporty, with a chance of shark bite.
Did Mr Baitman even see it coming ?
Don't forget to put a Franklin in every letter. >:(
With the modern powders and bullet technology available today the 308 is more than capable of taking anything in North America with the exception...
Excellent advice here .
Key word being NO !
Ohhhhhhh yeah . . .
Mousey chicks :-):-):-)
I would change out that old braid for new braid. Peace of mind and confidence go a long way on a fishing trip.
(pssssst . . . . Vienna Sausages. Don't tell anyone)
7 foot 6 rods in a Plano airliner jumbo case fit easily inside Alaskan Airlines 115 inch baggage limit. 8 foot rods in the same case put you just...
Well done you old Badass !
Aw geez . . .
I don't cry when people die, but I'm a mess for a week when I have to put a lab down.
Definitely get a baitfeeder model. It's a big asset.
Bloody Well Done ! :cheers:
Describe the stalk for us.
Good job M !
I'm carrying some of your merchandise as we speak. :D
Had a full blown widowmaker while driving down the highway. :cheers:
If I only had one rig it would definitely be a 25N 2 speed lever drag with 65lb braid
Brett and Luke haven't been there for a while. Max, Greg and Walker (?) on the deck last time I was on the big bird. Good crew for sure.
My labs would fetch doves for me but they always gave me that aw geez Boss, not these again look.
I went with the 7500 because it's not so heavy. I really don't think you need the high-speed model for anything but skip baits like the GT ice...
That really should be
Great start to posting. Ignore
the Grammar Police. :-)
Komodo 463 lefty (I'm right handed) paired with a Okuma PCH 761 H 20-50 (easier to fly with than 8' or longer) using 50lb braid FG to short fluoro...
Bill was my teacher at Loma Prieta High ( Santa Cruz) in 1975. Do we know each other ?
I know exactly where the escape hatch is on the 1.5 day boat that I regularly ride on. The problem is that I seriously doubt I could fit through...
Suffering from tropical depression . . .
Crunchy on the outside, chewed out on the inside.
Without rules, the whole system breaks down. And we're not gonna let that happen . . .
Do you mean, like running across the water to beat the hell out of them? :cheers:
563 Lefty ?
I'm in :jig:
Where is John Tuttle theses days ?
Good call on First Class for baggage. I do that with AA flying to San Diego.
Lots of businesses around Soldotna, Homer, Seward, etc. pack and ship sport fish, They must be doing the same for big game there or in Anchorage....
Go show this to boys at Accurate Rifl_.
Sweet ! Very nice rifle.
I'd leave it as it is. Peep sights are fine for short range (-100 yrds) hunting. That rifle has some collector value to...
Check one off the bucket list. :appl:
Yes indeed. No argument about that.
I do this with 30lb but I don't think I trust 20 enough to just shorten and re-tie hooks. Tangles, rubbing the chine, etc.
Easy to snip off the...
Keep the 40/20 knot outside the tip. 3ft section of 20lb is good.
Why not just Fg your braid to 40lb fluoro like always and add short lengths of 20 fluoro as needed with a surgeon or seaguar knot. Change the...
I'm doing a little google earth scouting of the Niland / Calipatria area. A lot of unpaved roads between those fields look pretty sandy. I've got...
What is the current ratio of Euro to mourning dove these days?
How are euros for eating?
In '92 when I got one on the Kenai Peninsula, you could only take one as a spike, fork, or greater than 50 inch. Saw a lot of sub 50" walking...
Q. Where's the best place to shoot a moose ?
A. As close to the road as possible so you don't have to carry it very far.
Try to hang and age...
PQ doesn't keep the AIS turned on so you never know but a lot of boats were working a small area just south of some island out there somewhere...
There will be a fish attached to it :-)
It's hard to tell who's lit up more. The kid or the Marlin
That's an milestone moment.
Unforgettable as long as you live
Very good report. Interesting about your kelp paddy observations.
How deep is really really deep?
Springer to a solid ring, or Non-slip loop for me
It's not the bent part you need to worry about.
It's the tiny unseen crack in the ceramic alconite zirconium unobtainium insert that will break...
This guy went 84 days straight with out a fish. Didn't snivel even once.
You got to stay focused if you want a slump buster
I was around back then.
These are the days right now. :jig:
Ask your dentist for an old dull dental pick that's too dull to use. He's got a drawer of them somewhere. Pulls them right apart
My apologies. One of the adverse side effects of California residency I guess
Oh horseshit. It's called humor. Maybe you've heard of it.
Talk about White Liberal Guilt . . .
Beef jerky, red vines, and more beef jerky
I went on 3 overnight trips last year. None of the processors were there to meet the evening boats on these trips. I had made reservations for...
Uh . . . That was 3.5 decades ago.
Yup. It's downright amazing that every fish on Jeff's boat are exactly 77 lbs. Simply amazing.
Were all the bft 77 lbs. ???
Don't just thrash the water with a whole lot of blind casting. Get a good vantage spot and watch for individual targets. You may have to run up or...
Plano jumbo airliner on Alaska airlines with 7'6" rods.
Watching this thread
The Trokar circle hooks have welded eyes.
A 2 turn uni knot of small mono can be tightened into the gap and clipped close if not using a...
I'll use the FG down to 30 lb but use an RP on 20 and 25.
The reason is I will always re-tie after every fish on 20 or 25 lb and I'm back in the...
If you use a loop knot, you should try use a hook with a welded eye. An eye that is just bent shut will have a small gap with sharp edges that...
a post that makes little or no sense
White braid is best for visibility when fishing a crowded boat.
20 lb fluoro with a #2 short shank j hook gets bit well by schoolie yt, yft, and...
When I was younger, if I saw a quarter on the ground I'd pick it up. Now that I'm older with a bad back, I just leave it there.
I remember the subwalker post from last year. I'm going Wed 10th and that's what I'm planning to throw. Glad to see you still using it.
Reserving a bunk in advance when you put your deposit down keeps the cluster factor down to a minimum. All the fleet should do this.
The issue isn't about whether or not hand offs are a good thing. The issue is about who gets the first shots at a foamer. Two DH's hogging the...
Penn fathom level wind is the right tool for the job
I agree. Passengers should get the first shots. Crew can cast after. A good customer service policy would seem to make this a no brainer.
It depends on if you want to do precision shooting or just shoot the hell out of everything you see. I went the Rockchucker route myself for...
You haven't factored in the pixie dust, unicorns farts, and latte foam additives required in CA fuel yet.
Heru Skipjacks in 60 and 90g would be great
Troll for stripers upstream from B&W. Deep diver Rebels in clown pattern color along the 14' contour line at 2.5 mph through the water. Shallow...
Yup. About a 3 lb avg.
Heru poppers. Fill a suitcase with them.
Don't pay the bill. Force them to file a mechanics lien. They probably won't have the balls to file a civil suit as the courts don't have much...
Oh fer . . .
Quit lawyerin' and spill the beans. o_O
Hell no. I'd fly it to China. Tell everyone it will give them a boner. And sell it for 5 million dollars.
And . . . ?
Well that's the internet, warts and all.
Some bft, yt, and one sand dab
YIKES ! :eyepoppin
How about a yo-yo tune ? 8-)
So what's a good JRI 7 song ?
That means every little thing
gonna be alright
I decided to give the pink fluoro a go this year. My results haven't been very good.
Any opinions on pink ?
If it's good for the deckhands, it's good for me.
Dick move. It's not the crews fault
Some of us order coffee
Some of us order a blank blank blankety blank vende :rolleyes:
It's a credit card fee. Fishermans Landing is doing the same thing. No fee if you pay cash. I just booked at 50% with the card and will pay the...
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If you scroll all the way to the bottom, you find what used to be the top of the page where New Posts tab is
Oh hell yes !
Must be the lucky socks.
I just had a Gerber filet knife add take over my phone and prevent me from looking at a fish chit chat thread. I could not kill it. I had to shut...
Remember you are 1 notch down on the food chain when you are walking around up there.
The PCH 701xh is not a rail rod and is a very good 40 lb bait rod
that I use with a fathom 25nld2
The PCH 741 xxh is a rail rod best used for...
Now that's a report !
Penn fathom 30ld2
Okuma pch-c 7'6" xh rod
500yrds 65lb braid
30 or 40 lb seaguar fluoro leader
1/0 Owner mutu circle hook
Newt eye / batwing...
Wind resistance and fragility makes it much harder to cast a sardine than it's equivalent weight...
Serious Stoke right there ! :-)
5 Star Fish Processing says they will be there on Fri. morning
Check those shipping dates before buying. Some have long delivery times
It's one of the holy trinity of Socal irons.
Instead of Father Son and Holy Ghost it's Salas, Salas Jr, and Tady 45.
Yeah, and it looks like the weather is looking good too.
Did you get the extra spot?
Okuma PCH-P is the best bang for buck. Look on fleabay or Amazon
I use the 40-60 to throw the Halco 105 Roosta at schoolie yft. Great fun when...
5/27 1 day after 3/4 moon
The Condor returned this AM from a 3 day trip with 4 Bluefin (1 at 150lbs) and 10 Yellowtail up to 15lbs.
Careful work on a bench grinder can open the backside, then heat and pry off.
This guy's in
Who's signed up for this trip ?
Get baitfeeder reels.
Neither the Battle II or Daiwa BG are baitfeeders.
Okuma Coronado CDX, Shimano Baitrunner, Penn baitfeeder etc. are what...
Well let's keep track for a while on this thread
Today 5/25 is the 3/4 moon
Tomahawk had 12 bft for 22 anglers this morning
Shogun had 15 for 31...
You won't hear many captains or guides saying moon phases are very important. They need clients all month long. Not just on certain prime moon...
The recommended drag setting for 50lb mono or fluoro is between 12 and 15 pounds. You're fine with 31lbs breaking strength. What you're...
gut, gill, and scrub out bloodline asap
Even commercial salmon trollers do this.
Or you will get "belly burn". Fish buyers insist on this.
Nope, I'm a bridle guy myself. Good luck to you
It's Mr 74 that's using the bridle if I remember correctly.
Standing by for the bridled flat fall report.
Okuma Coronado CDX 60 baitfeeder. 300 yards 40lb. braid. Probably $80 on fleabay and a hell of a reel for the money. Lots of sub-$100 rods out...
The rubber band size you want is a #32
I don't believe you're correct on this. Post a cite if you can.
This has absolutely nothing to do with fish. This is the smoke and mirrors...
Note to self:
Revise will to
'gut and gill, no fillet'
Man, I don't know.
Can you imagine seven straight days of the Bluefin curse ?
There's bound to be some suicides.
I have one. Great rod. Great value for the $
By the way, I used to run a Koffler BayBee out of Ninilchik/ Deep Creek for Rod & Randy Berg in...
I'm using the PCH XH and my 30LD2 is a lefty.
FYI A 500yd spool of PP 65lb fits really well on the 30 if you are NOT using a mono top shot.
I have a PCH 7' XH 30-60 and a Proteus 8' XH 30-60.
The PCH has a more parabolic slower action. The Proteus is a more powerful faster rod.
If you cast it, they will come
Tarpon time at the bridges. Should be on fire for the next 3 or 4 weeks.
Bought the line off flea bay for $47 and did it myself.
I just put a whole 500 yard spool of Powerpro white 65lb on a fth30ld2 lefty. Add 10' 40lb fluoro and I'm going fishing.
Even the Battle 1&2 have big feet, along with the Slammer. They were too big for Daiwa Ardito 11' 5-piece travel rods. (6000 size reels) I had to...
The Torium 16 is on my dedicated yoyo rig.
6.2 to 1 and 46" per turn.
Aw Geeez, that's like going to a cathouse and picking the biggest fattest one. :food-smil
Yeah, after actually seeing them in person, I'm very sceptical. I won't use them unless some respectable BD member vouches for them. I imagine...
That looks like pretty skinny wire. Do they hold up for this current batch of 50-80 Bft on 40lb ?
Drive down and take a 1.5 trip and you will be in a much better position to evaluate if you want to bring your own boat down to fish.
Thanks Steves :cheers:
Is there any difference between the 2017 and 2019 Fathom 25nld2 ?
I would suggest that you leave your boat at home and take 1.5 day trips out of the San Diego landings.
You will find out how important having a...
Did you budget in $3195 for wahoo bombs and intruders yet?
Yes. Great info.
Have your harpoon tip attached to a 2 ft. Diameter orange float with a 10 ft rope.
Have 2 rigged like that.
Any fish goes nuts when they get...
Well, you only cry once that way.
At the current price of sashimi grade bluefin, you catch a 60 pounder and you just made your money back
I rented an 80lb rig from Fishermans Landing last year
for a 1.5 on PQ last July
$ 60 :eek:
Screw that. I bought an Andros 16 and a Okuma XXH...
Mostly empty is good. No wonder they're biting.
Good Point !
But wouldn't you be better off spending your time inventing graphene hooks or nano line or something ?
Did anybody check stomach contents to see what they had been feeding on ?
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I'd like to know what size leader is getting bit.
Something out of a Tim Burton movie.
That's very early.
What are you looking to trade for?
What exactly are the consequences of high mercury levels? What are the symptoms?
Absolutely not. My condolences for your loss
My last yellow lab Wilson had to be put down last September. I know your pain.
I no longer have a...
You're gonna need a fat wallet to buy a house in Monterey with enough room to store a big boat. And that's not taking into account that ccr's and...
Unfortunately, the older you are, the less of a value this is,
Oh yeah !
How's your trip going ?
I would get very familiar with that northwesterly that fills in every afternoon, before I decided on which boat to get.
It gets pretty sporty...
I'll be fishing with Lora in early May. Did you bring your own rods or just use Lora's gear? Any pargo or cubera around?
Outstanding. It's a magical place down there. Everybody needs to take a trip to the keys at least once in a lifetime.
It's deeper than that. It's a tribal taboo and they don't want to get banished from the tribe.
How about a smiling shark with a front tooth missing.
My Calcutta 401te is still my favourite after all these years.
So smooooooth and solid.
Do you know how to adjust your spool tension ?
Go with the heavy. Just right for snipers and iron.
He just makes the top water models
Penn Squall 30 w/ 40lb mono, on the Nomad Exp 20-40 rod would work very well with spending a lot of $.
The meatline is essentialy 1/8" rope ( tuna cord w/ snubber at boat end ) that you pull in by gloved hand without the use of any reel device,...
The Okuma Nomad Express will be fine. I have 4 of them.
You should rig up a meatline for trolling under sail power. Basically a hand line with a...
I went with a 7' XH for my 25NLD2.
I use a 7'6" H for a Komodo 463 and wanted a little extra grunt for those October / November Bluefin trips we...
I wish these types of threads were discussed in terms of INCHS PER TURN instead of gear ratios. Just seems a better way to compare all the...
Penn Fathom 30LD2 lefty filled with 65lb braid would be fine for almost anything down there.
I'd just use their rods. I don't fly with a rod...
Well done Samuel !
She got any sisters ?
Spare glasses / lens cleaner wipes, and pills / meds
Sounds perfectly normal to me.
Left handed conventional reels just didn't exist for the majority of my 50 year fishing career. I'm right handed and always prefer LH retrieve on...
Mid July is prime time in Alaska. Everyone should go at least one time in their lives.
Looks like I'll be visiting the wife's extended kin in that area next Xmas.
What are the best fishing opportunities at that time of year. I have a...
I've bought 5 of them in the last year. Outstanding rods.
And far less $ than any other comparable quality rods out there at the moment.
I've heard that the last of the Cousins rods may get blown out there. Worth a look.
Okuma PCH 7' xh 30-60
Didn't win anything but it was the only thing that made that game worth watching
Cruel, but funny 8-)
Spool tension adjustment.
Damn clever on a LD.
The Andros has magnets ???
You have to have a faulty brain to do something like that.
Mine showed up today too.
We'll see if it's up to yt dropper loop duty.
Oh man . . .
If there was ever a guy who's "been there and done that",
it was Tony P.
What a life !
I can certainly remember when my Johnson was more reliable.
10' Livingston is the only thing I'd consider.
Big boat wakes are your enemy
Technically not a fish, but unique to SoCal
Who you gonna trust ?
This guy ?
Or these guys ?
Nope, different knot
Using Bill's link and converting to oz / inches I get;
oz / inches
1.0 / 5.4
1.5 / 6.1
2.0 / 6.7
2.5 / 7.1
3.0 / 7.5
Sounds about right to me
So how long is a 1 oz and how long is a 4 oz
That seems too heavy to me. A Halco roosta 160 popper weighs 2.67 oz. Can't imagine a 6 " sardine weighs nearly as much
Do you need a Tuff-Pak ?
Hey, Don't I recognize you from Accurate Reloading ?
Had one hell of an avatar if I remember correctly.
I used to post there as Elmo.
See what happens when kids flush their goldfish down the toilet !
Lefty Kreh Non Slip Loop Knot
Commonly used with 100 lb fluoro for Tarpon in the Keys
Go to the Penn website. Click on "SALE"
Half price w free ship $99.98
Handle on the left side where God intended them to be
My cousin Vinnie in Long Beach has a boat like that.
He always takes four people out at a time.
He only brings three back in.
Hope this helps....
You need two of each in case you lose one :jig:
Gary, how much does it typically cost you for a tuna hunt day?
Erik, did you get a look at the stomach contents of that BF ???
It means you can fish it up until you're 65.
Once you get older than that you have to use 80 or you risk having a heart attack.
3000 years of beautiful tradition from Moses to Sandy Koufax . . .
I was thinking that inserting a 1" piece of appropriate sized mono into hollow core line would be a great way to mark spectra. You wouldn't even...
right about here
I'll be doing a 1.5 down to Colonet some time in the near future if the bite and weather window get right. I haven't been there before.
I can see where this is going . . .
Man walks in to shop to buy a reel
Man walks out of shop with two reels and another rod.
Hell, if I was hungry enough and a Donner, I'd eat my cousin. I wouldn't go into a restaurant and order one though
Would you eat a Labrador Retriever ?
I haven't done any LR but I have traveled to many places by air where weight is always an issue.
I'd rather have X matching pairs of...
Apparently Norway and Iceland never signed on in the first place and have been whaling all along. You don't ever hear much about that.
I try not...
Definitely a Lexa or Komodo.
For the Cool factor.
The cool big kids don't use levelwinds on SD sportboats. But they do use the...
I've tested this Non-Slip Loop Knot against the Perfection Loop in several different line strengths. The Non-Slip loop wins every time.
Speaking of loops, I've been using this Non-Slip Loop Knot for years on everything from 3lb fly tippet to 100lb tarpon shock leader.
You only need 2 engineers in a room to have a different opinion.
4 out of 5 materials engineers will tell you that yellow braid weighs more than white braid , hence there will be more mass exhausting that poor...
Good stuff Bill.
I suspected that might be case.
First marlin = Big Deal !!!
I remember mine like it was yesterday
Off of Punta Mita in Feb '18
Skipping Rangers or GT Ice Creams for Roosterfish is on the top of the list these days. Tuna on poppers right after that.
I'm going to go out on a limb here and predict they will be finicky.
Rizzuto wrote "Modern Hawaiian Gamefishing " back in the early 80's. I used what I learned from that book to chase marlin in Baja starting in '87....
Around 60 years old is where you see the advantages, which increase from there on up. o_O
Cuban yoyo hand line could be a lot of fun with little grief on a surfboard.
You might want to check the weather first.
Well yeah, I prefer to get my facts and information on maritime incidents from the bubble-headed bleach blonde that comes on at 5.
Coming back in through the Golden Gate at night, in thick fog. No radar. Untrustworthy Loran signal. Just following a south shore contour line on...
Just use 100 lb leader and you'll learn about half-life right away.
Outstanding. How much time does it take to paint one up like that?
The GT Ice Cream Needle and Skinny lures can be fished as fast as a human can crank. Big fun to see a Roosterfish chase one down.
The smell of the Furuno paper graph Fish Finder in the morning. Nastier than napalm.
Smelled like . . . victory !
Yeah, you might not want to buy the very last Heru skipjack if the guy standing in line behind you has that look. >:(
Those are all awesome lures especially if you're a billionaire or part of the Yakuza. But I don't think any of those poppers will fish much...
If the original drag washer gets wet, it will be bloody awful.
You can't hose these down with water, just wipe down with WD40 etc. When you're...
When the Hat becomes completely unbearable it should be chopped up into small bits and thrown into the smoker for your next batch of Skippys.
I'd jury-rig a smaller set up but I don't think I would mess with big heavy rig like that. You don't want to be worrying about that with a cow on...
Has anybody experienced any failures with the regular hyper wire split rings ?
Beats hell out of me. I'm a popper guy.
They shore are purty though! :D
Well good. At least I know I'm not crazy. Well, crazier than you anyway
[ATTACH] You know, 17 out 18 lures ever produced have eyes on them. (I made that up)
But Irons, moles, and those disgusting little cave fish...
I have the Proteus PRIN80XHFS 15-30 / 40-80 rod.
Handles 10-12 lbs drag no problem. Daiwa rod ratings just don't make much sense. It's a fine rod...
The Daiwa Proteus PRIN80XHFS is a great match
8', lure range 3/4 - 5 oz. Good live bait rod also. I own one of these.
Okuma PCHP 40-60lb is very...
Fixed it . . .
Yup, I don't recall ever seeing the Prowler on the MT website.
I hope all the OFF boats learn a lesson here. It's a stupid and dangerous practice.
The big question here is whether the Prowler keeps it's AIS turned on or shut off.
This is the powercat I chartered in Greece this Spring
Twin 350 Yanmar turbos, 22 knots top/18 knots cruise, 4 staterooms w/ shower/head in each...
What Fishy says . . .
Get your wife a quality spinner and see who the highliner is.
Alright, who's giving odds on this? 8-) :jig:
Daiwa Proteus ?
Excellent report. I'm also a fan of the bridled flat fall. I noticed you said 12 seconds per hundred feet from your 300 grain jig. Have you timed...
The Buddhist seafarin' chant
Fifteen 'Dines on a dead man's chest, namu - yo - ho and a bottle of rum
Hard to beat the Okuma PCH rods for value and quality.
It's genetic. People born without this gene are doomed to live dull meaningless lives.
It boggles the mind when you see how much more fuel you have to burn to get even a modest increase in speed.
I did a bareboat charter this year...
They are magical rings of power.
For God's sake don't let them fall into the wrong hands.
Use them wisely, or they will destroy...
Fine job all the way around, mate.
Well done !
Whatever you get, make sure your real foot fits inside the Reel seat before you build the rod. I have a Penn Battle 2 that's got such a fat foot...
Okuma recently came out with a 7 ft 11 inch 4 piece conventional rated 15 to 30. It handles schoolie yft easily but I don't think you're going to...
Somebody has to be the first to find them. Might as well be you. Good luck!
Worth a try. The first jig at the target depth could be a winner.
I was down there on the Condor that day and we slayed them but what really made the trip was that magnificent hurricane sunset. Thanks for the pics.
It's well worth the effort to install carbontex drag washers in your TLD. Easy to do and fairly cheap too. I have a pair of 15s and a pair of 20s...
I wish more people did this. Anything that will take some pressure off of that parking lot is a good thing.
+1 on the artsy fartsy stuff.
That first shot is fantastic. Well done!
The Magic 8 Ball never lies !
83% of all statisticians hate their jobs and just make up stuff just to mess with people
Ok, back on topic.
I just came off a Condor 1.5 and got 2 yellowfin on the Halco Roosta 105 bonito. They were blind casts, well off to the side...
My boy Eric with a C can eat 50 eggs.
Not only that but he can tell you the Rockwell Hardness number AND the molecular composition...
Mangrove Sun gloves
Mostly because I'm tired of dermatologists attacking me with knives.
Light weight, dry fast, with excellent dexterity....
I just had to put my yellow lab Wilson down last week.
I don't cry when people die.
I'm using 7s mostly because they fit into a 3600 box and I like to pack light. Mint gold white has worked best so far.
Yes it's a prototype. Maybe the next version will have a shorter Rod butt.
Good stuff Goose. Going out with those guys Wed. night for a 1.5 day.
By the way, the ladder claimed another victim the last time I was on it...
Ooh ! Viking cage match !
You don't get to see that everyday. Lol.
Put an honest resume together and pass them out at all the sportsman's shows this winter.
Walk the docks in the mean time.
And don't pretend to...
I'd hate to see that data fall into the wrong hands
Have you given up on hollow altogether now ?
I spent most of the last two decades fly fishing and traveling. There isn't much to choose from in conventional gear for the fly guys. I'm...
That older solid vs hollow thread has me wondering. The game is always evolving.
What are you doing differently than you did 5 years ago.
Wounded Warriors might be able to use it
Thanks for the tip.
Are you throwing these at anything other than bluefin?
I rigged one up with 3/0 Owner st-66's
They look a bit big to me.
What do you guys think ?
It looks to me that the length of that rod butt kind of forced him into the high-sticking position. If it was 2 or 3 inches shorter, he probably...
Spinning versus conventional using identical rod blanks with 5/8 of an ounce off a sport boat. I'll take that bet every day with a spinner....
And assuming that all people who are using a spinning rod lack the skill to throw conventional gear is nonsense. Sometimes they're just the right...
Just kidding. I haven't heard any so far. A bunch of perfect gentlemen on these sportboats.
Not flaming here but that's incorrect. Don't want anybody to get confused over this.
Rule 3. The term "vessel engaged in fishing" means any...
Yeah, thanks for asking. :-)
11' 5 piece 20-50 surf rod.
5 piece because if the sections can't fit inside a standard suitcase, they have to stay...
Is it this one, size 9, 3 1/2"
Using the right tool for the job is never cheating.
What size owner st66 is the right match? Or are you using inline singles?
My first trip to Baja, I trailered a borrowed 14' tin boat with 10 outboard motor that ran like crap. 4-5 knots max. Feathers just weren't gonna...
Glassy = natural colors
Choppy = bright colors
Overcast = darker colors
Note: fish make a liar out of me all the time
That's certainly a plausible theory but you can't deny they are opportunistic feeders
Ummmm, chewy on the outside, crunchy on the inside. What's...
The problem I found with chasing data is that it puts you on fish in the 4th or 5th day of a bite, with everybody and their brothers cousins...
But if you want to keep your ticket, that's a luxury you best not indulge in.
I don't have a dog in this fight but if the OP's...
I always get annoyed when I hear "the shark mistook the surfer/swimmer/diver for a seal"
What they should say is " the shark correctly identified...
Halco 105 yellowfin
IF you have a spinning rod to throw it with.
I bought the XH 15-30 version of this rod shortly after the Icast intro.
I have a minty Calcutta 401te on it and had a blast tossing bait to yft...
Go look at ksongs' thread in the PEI reports section. Nice video there. Not sure if it is the same fish but you can see the c&r technique
I once had a group of accountants on my boat in Alaska.
Statistically, they should have done better.
That fish weighs 783 ksongs
In related news, my wife is in Kyoto Japan right now and there's a super typhoon outside the window.
Browsing the insurance policy and the boat...
At 0945 this morning Windy sez the waves are . . .
38ft / 11sec in the NE quadrant.
Who wants some of that? :-)
Thanks for the heads up. I needed some owner st66 hooks
Great report Alan !
Lose the Norton and install Malwarebytes.org instead. Never had a problem since using that.
The orange and yellow Rapala x-raps nail a lot of wahoo down in Baja. Have you tried those ?
I use the FG to tie 80 lb braid to short 80-100 lb fluoro leaders on my popping rods all the time. Not a problem.
This method is quick, easy and...
At this stage of life, I'm not very concerned with putting a bunch of meat on the deck. I'm having more fun playing with all my shiny toys, up at...
3 trips on the Condor in the last 2 months. The deck hands have been excellent. Filet work also.
See if you can get a hold of Charles Lee at Camanche Hills Hunting Preserve (NorCal) . English master engraver. Can do anything for you.
Everybody in the Asylum feels that way
Nomad xpress M 20 - 40
West System epoxy has a graphite powder additive that can be added to their epoxy. It's usually used to coat the bottom of river drift boats, so...
No I don't. But I did scavenge one off of an ancient TLD 15 and it fit perfectly.
Wow, there's just nothing like a good ol' petty paddy pity party to get the natives all restless and shit.
My 463 lefty is an absolute pleasure to use. Best fish so far is a rooster just shy of 40 lbs. If 300 yards of 50LB works for you, I'd get the...
Getting the PB at 81 !
Priceless. Well done.
One thing we do know is that Seaguar didn't make any pink until Yozuri started whacking them over the head with it in the...
I'm pretty well convinced that bridled is best for larger baits BUT the classic way of rigging with a needle is a big pain in the ass....
Bridle to a circle hook
Yeah, I've been following the AIS site for the last 2 weeks. Got plenty #2 gorilla lights and 20lb. Flew in for this trip, so I won't be keeping...
Damn, Barbie hasn't aged well at all.
I've heard it's pretty small sardines in the bait tank lately. I'm guessing the 10% put some serious distance between themselves and the 90% when...
That's one short Badass.
Better give him plenty of room at the rail if you know what's good for you. GOING UNDER, GOING UNDER, GOING UNDER,...
Going on an overnight Sunday. Looks like 12 to 15 knots and lumpy in the forecast. Do you guys modify your flylining methods for these conditions?
That's very late in the year for a saltwater fishing trip.
Weather can be pretty nasty then. And hunting seasons are opening. Time for locals to...
What are you seeing on Fishdope?
Something big mean and ugly, named Rhonda.
It's a messy business but sometimes you just have to take one for the team.
Black and white. About 20ft long. Named Ralph. Catches fish every time.
Wait a minute. I always thought that tuba in a can was baked beans. And they're good for your heart.
The best way to do it is way in advance. Some countries will not accept a passport that's within 6 months of its expiration date.
What grade yft ?
If you are using hollow-core, you can insert a half inch long piece of soft mono at appropriate intervals (25ft, 5 fathoms etc.) in your line. You...
Well I don't know about that. I don't think Oprah is gonna fight harder than Venus or Serena
Well, they were new back in '88.
They're just sittin' here, waiting . . .
Red and White is always right !
But it has to be feathers, non of this new-fangled plastic rubbery crap.
Hey kid, put a new roll of paper in the...
Get some Voltaren ointment ( generic name Diclofenac ). It works very well on my bum shoulder. Legal and available in Mexico. It goes on kind of...
Yes, it's kelp
Some people just never learn.
I'm guessing it's because shipping rod packages over 8ft long has become seriously stupid expensive. I think we'll be seeing a lot more 7'10" rods...
1 yard of 20 lb mono FG'ed to 50 lb braid on my Komodo. I want it blow like an electrical fuse. You never know when you're going to hook a...
In ancient Hawaii, all the lures that actually caught fish had names. And it was kapu (taboo) to piss off the back of the boat while they were in...
No, I didn't forget. I'm just setting the table for RideHPD. I fished with him on the PQ a few weeks ago. That young man has some high quality...
This is just red meat and taters for you isn't it ? :D
What's your guess? Carbon disc composition. lube failure, metallurgy ? Whatever it is,...
6 by 10 + SCI + 30cc + 1rst time = No
I would go with the H because I'm sure it will cast the smaller poppers and jigs better. And that is the real advantage of using spinning gear...
Mother in Law = Ling cod
I would guess those parts will be going to the Okuma Engineers for a thorough autopsy, to try to find out how and why this happened. That's a good...
Yup, solid crew for sure. Had a great time.
Had a good early afternoon Dorado bite. Limited out. Had to spend the rest of the day trying not to...
I fished the Condor 1.5 day on Monday. Half of my rigs were spinners. Didn't hear any snark or get any stink eye whatsoever. The vast majority of...
So how much drag do you need with 20 lb fluorocarbon ?
Jaysus ! Where's my net ?
Yes you are. And a good sport too!
Like this ?
I am a Captain. Masters Ticket with Towing and Aux Sail endorsements. Since 1992.
You should probably stop posting until you cool off a bit.
I have to disagree with this. It's the captain's job and responsibility to know exactly what is going on with his boat and this is inexcusable....
Blackhole Cape Cod special popping rod. 80G for the 9500. 80N for the 7500.
Kiss your $1000 good bye.
You only have to cry once that way.
I sent you a PM on your website regarding washer sets for a pair of TLD 20s
"How do you make sure your on the right boat? I don't think I've seen any trip descriptions that say COW BFT fishing only. :confused:"
"The odor of fresh cooked drags."
Well it's not exactly the smell of napalm in the morning but it's got to be the next best thing. Except for...
Mandatory watches for sure.
I'd keep the boat moving at slow trolling speed as opposed to drifting. Much more comfortable and keeps the guy on...
Now that's an interesting physics problem.
Which generates more heat. 200 yards at 15 lb, or 100 yards at 30 lbs of drag ?
Standard theory of...
Doing a pair of overnight trips certainly reduces the probability of having to take a crap on a tuna boat toilet. Just sayin' o_O
The moral of the story is that each fisherman needs to do their homework and pick the appropriate boat for the fish they want to catch.
"Yes, using a spinning rod is a bit more physically challenging."
I'd say spinning gear is considerably less physically demanding than...
Tough call for the captain. Damned if you do and Damned if you don't. You can't make everybody happy every time.
But the first rule is never...
I saw that. What's the deal with the lightning bolts on the bunk map ? I'd hate to get struck by lightning while I'm sleeping. :eek:
I was just debating this myself. I booked the 1.5 on the Condor, Monday 8-6. Possibly fewer people and more room for casting off the bow tipped...
Good report !
Were the YT hitting iron or mostly just bait ?
Hell, if it's a mega super cow, I'm gonna have him reel it in too. :-)
Well that settles it. If I ever find myself standing next to Basil, I'm going to have him rig me up, pin on a bait, cast it out and have him say a...
I check all my gear including 3 and 5 piece travel rods in plain ordinary suitcases. Fly under the radar with normal tourist clothing. No fanboy...
Aaron, have you been bit on the retrieve and did it stick ?
I just bought the Blackhole Cape Cod Special Popping 80 Nano last week for an overnight trip. While we couldn't get the bft to bite, I will report...
Ouch ! :D
Red/white Roberts Rangers and GT Ice cream lures in white or yellow, skipped as fast as you can possibly retrieve them can be a ton of fun for...
PQ has put up some good numbers recently. I booked an overnight trip leaving Wednesday night.
Miami River, I'm thinking.
But it's been a long time since I was there. That was a pretty shady area back in '82
Checking the reports this morning.
Pacific Queen called in to report 19 BFT with 6 fish between 200 - 280.
I look at max drag specs (skeptically) as an indicator of the internal strength of the reels components. I don't think I have ever used max drag...
Thanks for the reply.
Have Penn engineers calculated how much the drag increases at half spool, quarter spool, etc.? I've always wondered about that.
I'm hoping tunanorth will shed some light on this.
When Penn specifies a drag rating for a given reel, is that measurement taken at full spool...
Yup, that one goes on the wall for sure. :cheers:
The mayhem a big butt can cause has to be seen to be believed.
I have a 463 also but generally use 10-12 lb drag for 40-50 lb leader.
If you know you'll be fishing "X" feet of depth, you might try pulling...
With an initial drag setting of 20#, it would be interesting to see how much it increases with the spool half empty.
Who made your 10' 4 piece?
I've converted over to 3 piece 7' travel rods that fit into a suitcase. No more rod tubes for me.
I just wish there was a better selection of...
Damn . . .
Makes for a great yarn though :cheers:
Heck, we haven't even started comparing methods yet. :-)
I do it this way now. It took 4 or 5 practice runs to get the dexterity / coordination...
Was there a reason you used a Stella knob instead of the Tranx knob ?
That looks very good. Any issues with engaging the gear while casting ???
A higher drag setting can be used with the bigger line. A shorter battle usually means a higher landing percentage.
Bill, how many turns do you use making your FG ?
"But..... because of the time delay required to crank the handle to engage the bail you are putting yourself at a disadvantage."
That's a very...
There is the idea floating around that spinning gear is the better tool for the job as far as getting the most action from a ff due to the purest...
I first heard of this on Totos' Japanese Anglers Secrets web site. I tested it with conventional and spinning gear side by side and found it to be...
I know. I probably should have worded that post to be more specific. I went back and edited it.
Have any of you guys calculated your flat fall sink rates?
Let's say you're fishing a 250g ff and the Capt says he's marking at 180 ft. Do you...
Ha! I suspected as much.
Old age and treachery beats youth and vigor every time. :D
What I'm seeing here is that on a inside out loop, the inverted portion of the tag end is compressing the main line at the loop end. Then...
I agree with Walt and set at 25% for the reasons he stated. You can always hammer the drag down at the end. But I'm usually fishing lighter gear...
Basil. Thanks for taking the time to answer this,
I must have missed the last line. Was that an edit ?
Understood, but is one way stronger than the other ?
Science ! :-)
I see Dharyl did not go inside out. Is one method any stronger than the other.
Here's Sami G doing it all in one pull with no inside out...
If I remember correctly when I was a kid 50 odd years ago, the big game guys would do this with the old Gudebrod braided dacron line
I know how it's done.
I just don't see why it would make any difference
After watching a handful of vids on the web, I've noticed that some people turn the braid inside out when they splice a loop and some people...
Blaine, that's a PR knot. Not a serve.
Got it. Thanks
I've seen the video where Sami G uses a 3 turn clinch.
That gives me the willies, but who the hell am I to question what Sami G does.
Bill, what knot for 150 lb ?
Ok, here's my first shot at it with my entire tool kit used
100 lb TT 12 strand to 80 lb mono @ 14" +/-
"Secondly, I find there is a max spectra size for fluoro, just not as bad as matching hollow ID's. For 40 and 50# fluoro, I wouldn't use spectra...
Oh, to be young and drunk again . . . 8-)
Hey, I like the FG and can tie it well, but that's not what this thread is about.
It's about very short wind ons.
I'm not a SD LR fisherman....
True enough. But the whole point of this exercise would be to make them up at home where time isn't a factor.
Has anyone tried making short wind-on leaders with a PR knot instead of the fluoro insert splice.
It seems like that would be a good way to make...
Everybody should keep in mind that this is not necessarily an old guy problem. My dad had a massive stroke at age 45 which basically destroyed him...
If I can replace an unknown with a known, I'll do it.
It helps with all the voices in my head . . .
Frankly, I hate trebles. But this is a one...
Just another one of my OCD habits I guess.
I don't have these jigs in hand yet. I'm making assumptions and you know what happens when you do that.
Thanks Mr Buzz
I need to order a few of these sight unseen. I'm a long ways from a decent tackle shop. Whats the proper size for an AA and a coltsniper ?
I'll remember that.
Do you ever sink a fresh bait while everyone else is working the surface bite. Maybe to bigger fish that might be deeper?
Any dropper loop or torpedo on a rubber band fishing likely ?
Thanks goose. I reserved the double J bunk aft.
Great tip !
Indeed, in theory it's a great idea. Slack line bite, corner of the mouth hook up. etc.
But we need the reality check too.
What's the verdict ?
I've spent a little bit of time doing this in Baja but not in conditions that allowed me to come to any definite...
Ok, good stuff here. Thanks
1. Surfgoose, I'm 6'4" 275lbs. Which bunk do I reserve and what bunks to avoid ?
2. Define the perfect 25lb rig, a...
I'm heading down to SD on business, but I'm going to sneak in a day of fishing while I'm there.
I'm a very experienced fisherman from bluegill to...
The whole nine yards
It's a damn shame Stephen Hawking just died.
Now we'll never know . . .
Aw geez, does this mean that all those scary demon ghost thingies are gonna come flying out of the water ?
I hate when that happens.
One last bit of advice
DO NOT run down to the beach and catch a fish.
Walk down there and catch them all . . . 8-)
Worn hitch ball and out of adjustment coupler
Let's all take a minute and go out and inspect ours . . .
3 oz. GT Ice creams (White or yellow)
3 oz. Roberts Rangers ( white/ red head or chrome/blue head)
Retrieve as fast as you can.
The Komodo worked perfectly at 10 lbs of drag.
The fight took about 10-11 minutes.
Caught 02/10/18 off Punta Mita, P.V.
I'm right handed and...
Komodo 463 lefty fish
It's because the only anglers who are harder-headed than the N.E Stripah Fishamen are the So-Cal Long Rangers. :D
Fantastic fishing and they would really appreciate your support this year
Fred , what time of year was that.
This is all well and good, but how do we keep them off the internet ?
Check out Rancho Leonaro
May - June
On a New Moon
I'm heading to PV in 3 weeks and I'm not concerned at all about that.
I am thinking about renting a van and scouting some of the beaches around...
The ones on the left are lead jig heads
The one on the right is a lead jig head after a trigger got a hold of it.
It's true. Lings love 'em. I got the idea while going out to dinner on the Santa Cruz wharf. A bunch of kids were fishing and hauling these little...
Cone, Needle, Flat face, and Skinny
Which ones, colors, and sizes do you like around P.V. ?
Real deal or just another over-hyped lure ???
I just used Windfinder down in the East Cape, Baja two weeks ago.
It was very accurate and I was very impressed.
On the other hand, it seems to...
Google Dan Blanton's website. Every thing you need to know right there.
Many Aussies on there too.
Nice bugs !
Learn how to tie the Flashtail Clouser on a 60 degree jig hook.
Probably the most versatile saltwater fly a guy can have in the box.
At the south end of Key Biscayne is a state park.
In the park is a lighthouse and at the foot of the lighthouse
is a rock jetty. Big barracuda...
Penn Battle 6000
300 yds 50lb braid
A cheap reel that punches well above it's weight.
I've caught many big tarpon on that reel when it was too...
The whole purpose of an underwrap is to provide a slightly compressible, non-skid surface for the guide foot to key into as the finish wrap is...
I believe that was manufactured in a chicken shed in El Segundo in 1963 by the Suspense & Guesswork Lure Co. Inc.
But I could be wrong.
Nice warthog !
TFO BVK or TiCRX
Lot's of good moderately priced used 8wt rods on fleabay.
Think of your rod as a fly delivery...
Is there a good supply of mackerel available?
Are those yellowtail reachable from a kayak.
How far off the beach are they typically ?
Internet question : What's better, a T-bone or a Rib-eye ?
Internet answer : What you really want is a pork chop instead .
So get the Komodo
Well, that's got to be better than 50 scoops of mackerel chewing on you.
Drill a hole in the butt cap and blow compressed air in there.
Will this work ?
Beats hell out of me, but it sounds fun and dangerous.
I'm heading down to Rancho Leonero in late March to fish YT's out of their Hobie Kayaks. I'll be using some flatfalls for the first...
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