Going to spool up a new VISXS 20. Bait & FF. If I go Hollow what do I need to know about splicing? Going ProSpec or JB Hollow. Does it tie the...
Heading out on a 2.5 Friday and need to buy a VISXS 20 to go on my TimmyDoyle wrapped 76 Viper. Any advice as to where? Don’t have time to buy...
Yes, so thankful for you Veterans that put your lives at risk and definitely made sacrifices and sacrifices of your will for the period of time...
That won’t last here too long.
That is Hilarious Lol
That’ll kill fish!’
What seems to be cooling slightly is that correct?
Sweet Deal and Nice work as always!!!!
The 100# because you would rather have the extra capacity? Also why hollow what is the advantage?
”placed my bet” Love it!! Ain’t that the truth.
SA 80 love that boat.
What kind of costs to split the 4 pack?
What kind of cost for Billy Keleman to split?
With hope yet for a trip or two I’d like to put my self in position to get a Cow BFT. What boats and trips would you pursue to get a good shot or...
I am set with 8 rigs from 15# to 80# so this will be my top end. Going to buy a VISXS 20 to put on a UC Viper 76 that TimmyDoyle883 wrapped for...
Question for the group? What would be the next step up in Rod and reel. #100-#130??
Hard to believe not one rig on the boat #100 plus???
Sounds like most fish never got even slowed down.
Every reel spooled, Locked down and POP???
Bellies are Awesome!!!!’
If that isn’t what it is all about I don’t know what is!!!!
Auto-Correct is my biggest enema.
I gotta know...why Captain Elbows?
I Love this Idea!!! We should be trading more stuff for Fishing Gear. I might put up a gun or two for a 20 VISXS.
I appreciate your integrity, but you haven’t agreed to sell and then Up’d the price. Agreed as package someone might want to buy at a Discount....
One thing that amazes me about this site is that I see people asking retail or for nearly everything. You should ask far more than 60%. More like...
How did the 6X break?
The older Diamond Jigs were made out of brass are still are if you find the right manufacture.
I had a set of golf clubs stolen. I made a flyer and went to every pawn shop in town. An hour later I get a call from an officer asking me to...
I was thinking this can’t be easy.
Moving target, spear traveling through ocean currents, line on it must have some effect,...
My bad, so much is sold on this board. 40% of posts are stuff by pros and amateurs selling for retail. I am suspicious by nature. Not always the...
[ATTACH] Is this an ad?? $249 seems like crazy money for a crimping tool and some springs and crimps.
I want to be you when I grow up!!!!
You got skills.
Yeah, go get 40 yards of 40 Izor. It comes off the spool and casts easier. Braid nests over itself easier. I don’t mind super short 3 ft top...
You are using a longer mono top shots on tho Jigs right? You mentioned no knots. I am pretty good,but if I was casting straight braid I would...
Brutes!!! Thanks for the report!!!
Got there a little before 3pm last Friday fished till dark for 1 rainbow. Got back Saturday at sunrise 6:30 19 degrees. Rod tips froze but it...
Great Points. I’m am not sure it is clear you must watch the jig and stop the jig before it hits the water. You will feel the over run beginning...
Sounds like a great time!!!
You wife might believe just 2 more set ups. No one on this board does:-)
Great comments and I own all the fathoms. If you are new the 25n will cast a little better and a little better makes the difference between blank...
They go quickly
I get the 12 Pack!!
I read it is down now in the low 100s. I heard the Lower was unfishable and in the 600+ range. I better check.
Yes, Now is the time when the big boys and girls wander up from Crowley. If you come up look for me, I will be the handsome old guy with 14 rods.
Last warm weekend and heading to the Upper Owens one of my favorite places on the planet. Just going to fish Friday afternoon and Saturday till...
You are up-there and probably fish the LA boats?
They are cheaper as well!!
I agree with many mostly inshore boats are taking good advantage of the close Tuna. Love this sport to my core but it is riskier than Las Vegas....
That was actually a typo on that one day. As a Kayaker which I admire, have you have some good YT fishing this year?
If they were tight up to the Beach they would be in the half day counts.
Agreed, There is something beyond Cool about going out solo and bring something home. You and your wits against the elements. Nice work!!!
Issue is most every one of these can be prevented. Professionals running into an Island? Come, on. We can do better than that.
17 The first one to plead his cause seemsright,
Until his neighbor comes and examines him.
You are close enough to drive to Long Beach. But why not call the man himself. Nicest guy in the world. In his shop everyday.
Chad, will do. Thanks. Will it need any oil or grease after cleaning in areas? Any products you recommend?
Browning A5 3.5 28 inch Weeds Camp.
Bruce Carter (was he HD) was one the most hilarious . “Can’t believe It, how many damn boats are going to have to hit that island before they...
Thanks for all of the help. I did go with the 3.5 and the 28. Thought if I ever wanted it, it would be there. I will certainly learn and see...
I am actually a size 36 but 38s feel So Good I wear 40s:rolleyes:
You will be Happy
With Bluefin about I wouldn’t go out without them. Somebody will catch their first Cow on those two rods.
TimmyDoyle does some great work. Great builders her for sure but I wouldn’t have anyone else build my rods.
Congratulations!!!! The old man wouldn’t have let you where the flip flops. Great report!!!
Good on You!! Obviously if you have “dedicated” dryer it will work. 4 BFT per trip!!! That is superior boot performance. DFG will be over to...
I just can’t let this go by. The hanging of Xtra Tuffs along with use of a dryer are extremely detrimental to the long term performance and...
Send a picture so that I can recommend the proper solution. Do Not fill them up with water or apply any Heat whatsoever to them as many often try....
Blue Chrome deadly when the Albi’s come back.
Best Parking Weekly out of SD Airport?
I had some raw YFT and got sick which Never has happened to me???
I think we here on these boards could argue the value of a quarter for days.
I will say I have been fishing for 50 years and have learned quite a bit from Dave. You gotta Love the guy. I am not sure about the numerics, as...
Yes, but do you have any idea of the time off pilots get? Alone with time off they can only work some many hours a day. Apples and oranges...
Herp derp, I like it. It is not foul
Yet gets its point across in a kind way.
You might have sold me there with the keytones,
Nuclear Pee and such. I never have kept anything to eat from ther but love to fish there....
Isn’t falling asleep the Ultimate incompetence? Makes me question my own driving while tired.
This concerns me been riding these boats for 50 years, only in the last 2 years have I had concerns. If they can handle the MOST BASIC of...
No parking trouble either, park on the street waded to the boat.
Stay in the fight till the final round!!! No Dinner, Love it. Don’t forget to post a picture of your perseverance, I mean fish.
I feel better about myself after reading this.
Love the 90J very powerful, but I would go with one of the graphite/ect for the lightness. I have a Seeker that is 9ft Glass and Graphite can’t...
Believe me I understand respect. It is an awesome thing!! Particularly that we as men all understand it. Women don’t innately understand it. We...
It would be interesting to see a poll, it would likely be sad. I guarantee watching the whole thing it was far more hassle to help this guy....
Ya, I think some of you truly don’t get it. Maybe this will tell you who this guy is. NLA had only 2 trolling rods. Adam says if you have one you...
What a life lesson this guy was. Rare to see someone act with selflessness and care for others these days. Especially 2 minutes before a sportboat...
Here is the report:
Fished the New Lo-An Left Last Tuesday to fish Wednesday. We are all lined up and I am in the front 1/3 of the line. Full boat...
Here is the report:
Fished the New Lo-An Left Last Tuesday to fish Wednesday. We are all lined up and I am in the front 1/3 of the line. Full...
Solid Advice!!!!! A chance to right my previous wrongs.
Lol!!! Your kindness is appreciated!!!
I have been a bad person. I have done this repeatedly and know it will effect future generations my kids and grand kids negatively. I did this in...
All the Great ones Play Hurt. Way to fight through.
Yes, possibly. I am leaving for SD on a 1.5. I wouldn’t be able to pick it up. I live in La Quinta near Palm Springs. This is
New in box never...
Should these be Super Mutu or Gorrillas? The Owners I have and Mustads in #2 look a little weak for 60-80# Tuna.
I have always been amazed at...
Any spots on the June 5th 1.75 BD trip?
PMd You on The reels
Not sure if $400 would buy the 20visx or not. If so let
You are saying it is almost new. Let’s see if it is or not. I am guessing now but before I pay for it I want to know if it is near new. Not odd at...
Can you post the receipt?
Like to chase the bigger grade YT than I see from San Clemente Island. Any boat hopefully from OC doing well on them. Coming from the Coachella...
I most always fish out of SD. Our boats go south to the Coronados. Smaller grade YTs (yellow trout)last few years. 40 lb is a scary Beast....
25-30 YT are Brutes!!!! Makes me want to hoop on a boat next week to take a shot at those. Where did you fish out of what boat?
If the captain told you to use 3/0 to 4/0 hooks Surely you had big deans for bait. I seriously doubt the captain was wrong on the 5ft of Floro and...
Only reason I mentioned it is if you get the 0% for 72 mo. It is the same as spending 30K unless of course you were paying cash.
Fair enough, I should be out of it before then.
I have the 2019 2.7 ecoboost. 300+HP 300+Torque tows 6800 (will see) 10 speed transmission. 39K with 0% financing. Love it. Will see how it goes.
I think it is an all things considered type of fact. I think Andy Cates said you could look back and see it but not forward due to the many other...
Just read an article here: https://www.redrooster3.com/LarryBrownmoomphase.htm anyway, they interviewed all the San Diego Greats about moon...
Hee Hee, I have two daughters, I get it. That’s the only reason I knew where it was as well. Got watch out for Ann of Green Gables, Pride and...
Prince Edward Island? What time of year? Have you gone?
Everybody ought to be talking to Tim this time of year. Don’t buy an off the rack rod when you can buy the same rod custom made for you by Tim.
Solid Stuff, Thanks for the Post!!
I actually dreamt last night that I couldn’t find 12/0 circle hooks anywhere, chasing all around at big 5 type stores no real gear—it was terrible:-)
Bride led??? Yu Gotta Pitcher?
What is the best strategy spending $2000 on trips to get a 200 Pounder? Would you go 6, 1.5 days? Maybe 5, 1.75 days? 3, 3 day trips? Maybe...
Way to Go on the lighter line!!!! How many trips around the boat??!
Had one the same size stay on the surface and just Plane across the water....
Exactly, what was the point? Was waiting for the color recommendation what don’t they see well???
Are these New in Box, some onliners are sellling refurbished.
How did you get to the name Zika?
Tomahawk is everything said here no doubt and Eric is building something great, But the PQ is a cut above, first class organization.
PQ does have...
Awesome No Doubt. But Don’t try this at home kids ;-)
“These fish were big, angry and wanted your lunch money... “. Love That!!
Mike You Rock!!!!! Getting one on the Slide feels a little like cheating. Way to be aware!!!!
Tell us about the 5 trips around.
What size trailer are we putting on those. Ones I did last Were 7/0 with 200Lb Crimped. I went circle but thinking J would be best. What are...
Hey, Check Your Seaguar!!! I checked a spool
of 20 and it seemed to break a little easier than I might have thought. No Scale here but, we...
Thanks for this weekly report. Always enjoy it.
Ah, that sounds familiar.
So did you or anyone know who He actually was?
Anyone remember the Tuna Commander???
Don’t leave home without this BFT slayer!!!
Stoked!!! TimmyD883 here is custom building mine right now. $400 builds all my rods.
He is in Temecula +1 (951) 541-1476
Only Caveat would be for BFT. Took my normal YOYO rig put on a FF at 11:30 pm and ran into a 175 BFT and 90 minutes later and a smoked bearing...
People don’t think you are “that guy” they think, look at him, I should not have left those two setups at home, what was I thinking.
SA80 is nice they work hard!!! Never been on the Aztec but they have had some good days this year. I hope these decisive and precise comments...
Oh Man, you are killing me with that huge tuna belly. That thing on the smoker!!!! Looks an inch thick. Smoke that it will be awesome.
These days you are going to be catching small YT to
#150+ BFT on a typical 1.5. I say bring them all, they don’t charge you per rod. Try to...
That’s the ultimate low and the Ultimate high. Amazing to then fight him for 2 more hours.
Tell me about the hook you had on what size, what type.
I will give you that 50-60% of those guys caught the limits, no problem. That is happening on every boat everyday, old news. A Captain Limiting...
Let’s face it at 21 you don’t know much. Awesome captain wouldn’t have this problem with people not happy about how they are treated.
We all know it is near impossible to beat or imitate one of the Captains. They are always game on hook up in seconds, having said that.
Yes, So many 100 Fish Mornings on that boat. Shawn was tough but his counts were always among the best. Caught my first YFTs
Could cause sea sickness....
But I am partial to Orange. Nice Work!!!
Thinking about a UC 76 Viper. Need something for the top end 100-130LBS....
Going to buy a Browning A5 mossy grass blade this week. Think Inwant the 26 inch Barrel. My will shoot some trap, some ducks and some quail.
Everyone here already knows this most likely. Anyone know the grade of these fish? Also 40ish Bonita each for fun and excitement.
Biggest Bonita I have ever seen!!!!!
I agree with this. Especially with bigger baits.
Any way this trip could leave at 11am?
Can I get on the waiting list for the PENN Trip? Do you handle that?
Thanks, I like doing the rigging. Siwash on next ones.
Hey, I have been looking 500gm Leadmasters. Anyone know who carries these or online? Not easy to find and I didn’t make to FH.
4 Footer!!!! Nice.
We chatted about his before, I wanted to get your advice. I am solid up to #80 and am looking for a top end set up #100-130. Thinking...
Usually not a fan but, Yes definitely gotta go level wind.
C’Mon Man!!! This is a Hall of Fame quality post right here.
I did verify at Longfin, the Peloton bike holds 4.2 miles of #80 JB and can be...
My favorite thread.
Load that baby with 900 yards of #80 JB- Ultimate YoYo rig!!!
Great Report, Thanks
[ATTACH] My Dad never saw a belt buckle he didn’t bring home over the last 50 years.
Goodyear, Budweiser, Schlitz, NFR Rodeo, etc. etc. some...
Is the 16 the right size for a 100-130lbs Stick? Would the 20 be better? I have an 80Lbs set up
So this would be the top end for
Yes, Love Fishing the Bay always Sandy’s never get skunked and always pull up something exciting along with them.
Love the board and understand that I pay nothing for it. I am a big fan and am grateful for this board. I am seeing half to a third of all new...
I would sharpen them and fish them as they are.
Nice!! Well worth $200. What size is the hat??
Those are all No Good. I will DM you with my address so I can “throw them out for you”. Alan those are great and will do as well as anything on...
Was some of the best TV in history. We need to find that clip.
Sweet Build on that one!!!
Great Question: What do they need?
Blue Plastic Trash Bags
5000 Crew Cigarettes a week
Sea Lion and Shark Abatement
Somebody to service those...
Looked in to Freedom Boat Club, Never heard of Hooked Up Boat Club. Tell us about it.
Wow Doc, that is achieveable by most anyone. A Vision Care plan for the Boat. Did you just show up after a while or call and ask? I Buy and Sell...
This is a well thought out plan!!! Unfortunately With my skill set, knitting might be in my future.
Probably the Best Idea Yet.
One Owner/Decision maker would be best I agree.
The share idea makes the cost when not running work. I think if you pencil it out as just...
That might be one way to get what I am looking for all though I am not looking for another business to run. Buy a Six Pack size boat- hire a...
Exactly, did they go out of business?
Seriously, think about it. For what you spent on your boat, what it will cost to get it ready, and maintain and deprecate to. Would you rather...
You do. Probably a sign up. Your day or your weekend you pick, gather your friends or group members and you Fish were you want. Some of the guys...
Yes, Thank You. Now at least you are thinking of solutions. Soon you will get cognitive and add something to thread. Smart Guy.
Yes, wonder if anybody is doing this with even 4 members. Some balance with number of people and making it cost effective enough.
Don’t knock it, with all the stuff you sell here maybe you could use the $500 a month manage it;);)
Easy to say it won’t work. Harder to figure...
That’s the obvious issue, can you think of a solution?
Maybe only 5?
With the discussion of 1.5 Days at $390 making the trip an easy $600 Minimum I’v been wondering if there wasn’t a model that might work. I am...
Look at that guide work. Liquid clean and sharp!!!
Nice work as always.
What Boat did you get that on??
Thanks for the report
Went on one of these when Norm was running the boat caught some beauty YTs. They didn’t cut fish, check into that. Take the #20-#30.
I hope you enjoy them with your bride and that ithey serve you both well for many years. I owned a CJ in College and though they are great,...
No Worries, sure he’ll send a copy of what he says he bought. Chances are I am completely wrong, it is often the case when you don’t know someone.
You are lying. You were just looking at the Bronco here. Send a copy of the report of sale.
Mikey you were the one failing to buy it, remember all that make an offer stuff??? Let it go, no need to make yourself smaller.
Read this thought the board might like it.
Whenever I meet a couple that has been married for more than 50 years I always ask them how they’ve...
Did have kind of a doctoral thesis kind of monotonous strain. I apologize.
Yeah, kinda stupid really. The 2.5 million ones taste just as good.
Yeah, you still don’t own it. He doesn’t respond to your question without you even seeing it in person because what would it accomplish, nothing....
Where did you get that Fish?
Funny how few people understand buying and selling. What you are doing is talking. He gave you a price. Make an offer. Of course you will “move...
Hold your Price, that Jeep is worth more than $6800.
1. Hope you find YT ready to go.
I have one and think it the best for your purpose. Love the 113N HUGE fan but it does not compare in anyway to the 40NLD2. A Big Fish will kill...
Some Fat YTs in this post. Wow!!!!
Beauty Marlin. OK, you are done for a few years, leave some for the rest of us. :-) Nice Work!!!!
No great job with that fish on that set up to get him in I was making a bit of humor. I hooked one on the wrong gear last year and he is still...
That’s the wrong size rod for that fish8-)8-)8-)
Skills to Pay the Bills. Nice work!!!
Awesome, from your our boat!!
You got him in the boat or maybe he is still swimming, maybe it was one you helped a youngster with or your 75 year old Dad get in the boat. Let’s...
#80 on the 40Nld2’s???
Too Nice to Fish in. By the way what is the thing sticking up in the middle of the deck just behind the stern?
I use split ring pliers exclusively. Super helps with the rings and with the BFT the past few years I find myself using plenty of big rings....
Anyways clean your catch while your wife is not home. Wives don’t like fish guts. This one really helps.
Be looking for a Mary Anne not a Ginger.
That is so well Said. That picture is the riches of liffe!!!
No Advice but that sounds like a Fun Stick!!!!
Ryan, If you are getting married for a “legal” reason why would you? You would be entering a contract that if you were not to perform in or want...
If you are looking for advice you are probably wise.
35 years and this is the best advice, I know of. I have seen these simple verses literally bring marriages back from the worse imaginable....
Mounts yes I am interested.
Looking for a fish mount or two for my office. Any thoughts on 1/2 versus two sided mounts? Some great looking mounts, but not sure if they...
Well Done!!!!!! Thank You.
What was the date of this trip?
Hosing down the driveway is great fun also.
Fought like a tail hooked 300 pounder.
I Live in the Desert and the Tribute is what I would be doing if I were You. Tuesday should be lite. Holiday week may be tough to get the GO...
Yes, nice reel!!
Like the new background ❤️
Spark Plugs for Sinkers!!!! Thought only my Dad and uncle were that cheap:D:D
Slower than you think. Is good advise but nothing beats watching it and making it swim.
I Agree the way to respect the dead is to make sure it doesn’t happen next week. So the deaths they died weren’t for nothing. Much to be learned...
Orange Penn Sabre with a Mitchell 300 splashers balls for Bonito in the Channels
Possible. You have to go backwards at zero visibility until you think you can see enough to stop.
I may not have read the deleted post, maybe it was distasteful? He must have said something to spark something. These kind of comments are maybe...
House in Indian Wells only worth 8 Million (which would still make it one of the most expensive in the area) not 86 Million. 18,000 sqft 7 beds 13...
All Well said above. I would add only as you keep your eye on the jig all the time (as Jason said) stop the jig before it hits the water by...
Wow, look at the Coms tower on that thing. Looks like a 1 bedroom apartment.
At that time of night had to be 1/2 dozen guys milling around on deck and another group Yapping in the Galley. Only one guy here has said he was...
I was on the Sea Adventure 80 earlier this year. Scott McDaniels Captain, it was clear he was deadly serious about safety. Clearly an “Old Salt”...
No Way!!!! I want some of those Squid I Things for my PL68’s the glowed hooks look tenticles!!!
Love it. That should win an award.
I am going to give you the #307. That fish swam at a weight of #307 plus for sure. Beautiful Fish!!! Think Adam looks happier than you.
Hilarious and FACT!!!
Go to the News and school board. If your son was an employee at any company in the country what would happen? Company would be sued to destruction...
From the SA 80 “Although, one came on a dropper loop with 80# test on a Senator 6/0. It blew up the reel and the crew fought it in, hand lining it...
Truth is, Alone in the dark by yourself is how these fish are caught. 22 hours of grinding that Jig, I admire that kind of victory.
Homeschool them. The schools don’t care about your kids. Teaching Sodomy to 6 graders, why?
Sure it might? But how many chances at a #100-150lbs fish will you get? Upgrade will cost you as much as 2sp capable of stopping a #175 fish? You...
Haven’t hooked up on those yet. So not sure. I saw allot of the shops using Circle Hooks. I think now most here are going SiWash.
Yes, Fancy Work!!!
No that youu would But that you could. Love to get the rod at a 45-60 when the fish is straight up and down, and wind. The reason is that the...
The Small YT have always been sad I think. Not sure what to think about it.
That won’t Last!!!! Smoking deal!!
To 40 I would say. Fished #15 mostly.
Go the Limit Style Fishing won’t be here forever.
#200 Mono Leaders
That’s why I like glass, point it to the sky tip straight down and won’t break. Saw two explode on my last trip “bouncing Skippies” Seems...
That is a great looking boat!!! I don’t see it in the counts often.
Yes, great history over the decades.
Got one, Couldn’t Resist, rigged it haven’t fished it.
Being a little :rolleyes: over my College playing weight and a little over 6ft. Some of these bunks are tight. Rated bunks alone for 1 to 3 day...
I am often amazed particularly at the younger set only know colt sniper and flat fall. Some great threads here about PL 68s. How would anyone...
Yes, another reason to buy Penn. No hassle they just fix it and send it back!!!!
What did that beast weigh??
No, those facts have come directly from the DFG. Guys that fish custom rods catch more fish. Generally that is 1.5 fish less than the rent rods....
That is sad to hear. They have paid a price the fishing community well aware.
Saw some Lobster guys picking up Barrels from Sporties. This Skippy fest gotta be good for the LWabSTA Guys.
I wanna be you when I grow up!!! What a Stud!!!
You bought them for a Joke. So we both think they are funny!! I think we think alike you and I.
Thanks, I am amazed at how they have held up!!
I was’nt looking, just saying if you want to go all American most guys would have to sell much of their gear. Check Google Penn...
Hee Hee. Did you fish Friday?? Was a pleasure to meet you guys last week.
I would do that deal!!!
Looks nice... I’m sure I could do that:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:.
Anyone checking on who
Makes the reels, rods, hooks and line lately?
The “That Guy Model”
Yes, and we want those back!!!! There were ours and you took’em :D:D:D
A good arrow gives every Indian a better chance. I’d take a great fisherman on a rusty squider anyday over fancy rods and $1000 reels. It is...
Send pics [email protected]
Many of the Great custom wrappers wrap for the big names as reliable income. Not odd to go see 100’s of blanks at a builders home/garage whatever.’
There is a video of Frank Lo Presti doing this. Gonna practice patting my head and rubbing my stomach before I try it.
No, put it back on track, there is good info here.
You thinkin, 475 yards of Braid and 1250 yards of wrap and weave? :D:D:D
$850 for it all. Sounded like endless weaving, layers, Coates. Forget the number of hours but it was extreme. Builder was from Nor Cal on the...
A fast light tip on your bait stick is key. I like glass for that and other reasons. When Anchovies were the rule the 196 and 270’s were )and are...
Send it, Shimano is first class about that kind of stuff. No Worries
timmyd3853 Here I this board.
Just an FYI Timmy builds awesome rods and was not the guy Inwas saying built an $850 rod. Not that he couldn’t.
It can get serious, you can quickly get to $500 just in dectrative. Talked with a builder this week that just built an $850 30# rod. Detail,...
Why not get advice from people here that have spent over 5 figures on equipment and know good wrappers. Did you think about that? Why google in...
Cow Killing Machine!!!
No, there are 2 Markus or Marki. Anyway not the owner. Dos Markieqees. He is about to take his Captains test. But I agree with your principle of...
Come on Down!!! Plenty of Tuna in SD/MEX!!!’
A cloths pin would have worked but I have had this secret weapon in my box for a couple years for this situation. I wanted to see how it would...
Yes, good group of Guys. They were threatening to go out again Friday. Corey was asking about some boat choices even before the NLA brought our...
Xtratuff, you don’t want to be a weirdo!!!! They last forever I have a pair that are twenty years old that still look new. Durable beyond belief....
Counts were good, booked the New Lo Ann fished Thursday. 68 YFT 50 Skips and 78 Boneys. Clean boat the bathroom was the cleanest I have ever...
This is the truth, and if you work with a rod wrapper (I use TimmyD883 here) you get set up for all ranges all situations, more thinking goes in...
Great Idea!!! That MUST happen at day at the docks or something like that. A Jig stock driving range.
1. Gotta be sober
2. Gotta have your...
OK, YFT, YT and Dodo’s tonight then.
Would need to flip a piece of Real Estate to replenish my “Training Fund” $1000 bueno for 4.5 days.
Keep these coming!!!! Let’s see some video of split rings breaking, hooks bending, looks you have no shortage of ideas!!
OH, Ya. What does this...
Wondering if the Overnighters are fishing BFT in the early am hours or just in YFT pursuit mode as dawn hits.
Yup,wouldn’t trust them. I am seeing rust on some assist hooks that weren’t upgraded.
I’m Cool with a hi-Jack (I appreciate the respect). Love the question we can all learn from it. I figured at 10’ only the lightest surface Jigs...
I think it’s only fair that the spin fisherman should have their own division as well.
Is thing going to be gone by Thursday?? Leaving Wednesday night on an overnight.
“ Looks Dead” never seen a Tuna you hold so lightly Gaff under the tail and and one in the dorsal. Makes me wonder. A Tuna must move a body length...
They are in the Canals behind Terra Lago golf course in Indio. Chicken Livers. Not big 18 -20 inchers.
The humiliation can last for weeks. Heckling from other smaller tuna and even Albacore laughing.
420-480 But we will never know. Beautiful Fish, why the release?
Clearly photo shopped...
Amyone listen to R.D. Mercer???
Could be the R.D. Mercer forum. Hilarious!!!
Well Now, How Big a bit are ya!!!
Would be the same 5 or 6 all by themselves.
All the SoCal magazines and papers should pay your way 2 days a week to write a weeks column. I’d pay to read that!!!
I understand only 3 Jig Sticks, that is a problem unreasonable to just have 3. I get it!!:D:D:D
How was it an adjustment from Glass?
Biscuit short for Sea Biscuit= biscuit
Ghost cause they are elusive: they are there they are not there.
Gender Free- Let me apologize for the...
Nearly as painful as using “seen” instead of “saw”
Throw everything but this stick might think of as more of Tady 45 Stick than 4/0. Not a fan of fast taper on a jig Stick. Big strong guy can...
It is a Seeker CBFJ something glass and graphite, I I like it.
Have a great 9 footer, why not have a super launcher. Probably go Fathom 25N Star 65# with 100 Yards of 40# mono. What would you suggest in a...
I wish mine were all beat up like that!!!
The other issue is short wheel base vehicles can be a little squirrely. I have towed with both. Owned a LC (never towed with it)and am a huge fan....
Well they can’t catch any fish in the Galley having lunch!!! So they don’t count.;) You were there cause you limited:D. Hey I Hope your right,...
I know two guys that could identify that lure instantly. They were fishing back when and must have fished that lure. Only problem is Chuck can’t...
When do you fish Bait from a strategic or situational standpoint?
Let me ask this question? I think we all would agree the bait is more likely to bring fish over the rail. Why do you fish them then? When do you...
Please accept my apology. I am very overly sensitive to any thing negative about Jigs.
Does my heart good to see that!!’
Carl Ricardi told me 20 years ago “ throw anything you want as long as it’s Chrome and Blue”
Many feel as you rightly do learning to swim the...
[QUOTE="Lone Shark,This one single jig was fished by me much of my last trip. In fact I believe it might have been the only surface iron I threw....
This scares me, I have more Jigs than I use in a lifetime and look at every thread about Jigs for sale and rarely leave a shop without a couple...
This is a great thread as I am stopped in the gas station and have been pondering this. I am going to weigh my bag as well. New $150 Shimano...
I am thinking of Joining next year. Would love to go out share trip expenses inshore or offshore.
Good Fishing, non-smoking, non-drinking....
Dude!!! You are Amazing
I was on a 2.5 and the water was $2 a bottle. They had cases in the bunk room. $5 for 48 at the store. Was amazed to see $3000 worth a water down...
Look at the clear clean perfect work on those guides.
Beautiful work Timmy!!!!
Busy with business and not sure I will even get out this month. Somebody go have a Great Weekend, Slay some pelagics and tell me about it!!!
You gotta fish that a few times and send pictures of what happens.
Does it come with a box of band aids???
Good information here, even a very very smart guy like me can learn some things on this thread:D:D:D.
Question: Why not on...
Nice Solo Gaff. Fish is still swimming since last time I tried that. Nice work Dodos are not easy gaffs.
Looks like you know what you are doing out there!!!
Could be but the many I hear saying they are no longer watching NFL any more are not alternative source users but those that no longer want the...
Don’t at all believe the 31% number. Tossing a couple shirts. Amazing that anyone thinking about this for 60 seconds would not come to the...
I did just pick up a 400gr. Could not find 500gr. Have heard on some trips 500gr dominated.
Swivel to main line with San Diego Jam Knot.
Yes, read both ways. I weighed it out J vs circle and watched how Tackle shops were rigging these and all were going circle. I agree with you...
True in Life as well
What a cool trip!!! Thanks for the write up.
Ah, so you know and are all set then.
Not sure how old you are or how long you have been fishing. Yes they used to have these things for bait now they can only be found in Salad at...
With all due respect, taper has nothing to do with weather a rod is line class rated 25 or 125. Line class and action are two different things....
Parabolic is like a Jig Stick should bend. As opposed to a bait stick that might have a soft tip or fast taper. I like a 6.5 rod with a firm...
It is smaller than 2-3 inches I think. Last time I was at Clemente couldn’t see it in the day but at night you could see a silverfish cloud in...
200# Mono 7/0 assists 10/0 Super Mutu Super fine point. Crimped and springed. Wonder if it should have gone J instead of Circle??
And Still they let you live in Dana Point???:-):D:D:-)
A Bump for your persistence!!!’
The most exciting memory, this would have been late 60’s when I was 7 or 8. Catching Bonita all you wanted on Tuna feathers with rubber balls,...
Please post some of those pictures
Interesting, I always seem to be at either end.
I throw allot of iron so not so much bait fishing if I can get them on Iron.
it seems to be in no mans land. I have 15# 20# 30#,40 on my Jig Stick, 60# and 80#. I have a set up that I can go #40 or #50 with but sometimes...
??? ????? ?? ????????
Check out this great post on crimping. I was wrong all crimpers are not the same....
Thanks, I need to fix my JC3 and get some cooper sleeves. Super info!!! I thought crimpers were all the same.
I think most are good, they aren’t that technical a piece of equipment. Anyone in the BFT hunt should get a crimper. The right sleeves, springs...
Hold on to the handle rails going down those steps to the bunk room!!! Enjoy Eric’s hard fought dream and hard work. You have admire that guy!!!
I admire that!!!
Can’t Ya give blood or something????
Near new, mint, three boat rides. Recently Serviced, Great reel. Changing reels rods and braid, this one has been on the bench, so I no longer...
250 gram Glow
Yes, Flatt Fall included.
Think he was meaning stripes as in Skunk?
Near new three boat rides. Great reel it is a duplicate for me and don’t need 2. Includes reel clamp etc. in box. $200 Free shipping. PayPal and...
What evil could befall a man to ever, ever sell Jigs??? If I live to be 10,000 I will never understand a man selling his Jigs....
Had to do some business in Sylmar and hit Johnny’s Sport Shop on Lincoln in Pasadena. Great little shop 60 years in Business. All the right...
You are not nice.
Yep, going 30LD2 which I have and 25NLD2 for 30#
So she must go (the boat). Lol!! Thanks for the clarification.
Beautiful!!! You Da Man!!! That is the best set of Dodos I have seen in years. Inspiring.
Primarily for bait?
You ended up with the admiration of us all. Fish with you anytime.
Nice!!’ I Love it. Amazing the gears didn’t melt.
Oh Yah!!! The 196s are back!!!’ :-):-):-)
Smoked them in the past. Any ideas?
Fished with Capt. Scott McDaniels forget the name of the 90 foot sportboat I was on for 2 1/2 Days. He was adamant No Flip Flops. Said he would...
Autocorrect is my biggest enema.
I think it is. Fun reels.
Yes, you show great self control with only 25 Jig sticks (you know you have some around back you aren’t counting). :D;):-)
It is UJPD. Unstoppable Jig Purchase Disorder!!!
We with USJPD would hope you would extend us the courtesy of understanding, also please hand us...
In Dana Point Tackle shop and saw and of ofcourse had to have Tady’s Flat Fall. 200gm
Much bigger and more hollowed out the Shimano. Looks like...
Looks like it is Happening!!!!
Thanks for the report
Yes, I agree, Timmy Always does real clean work!!
Ask her?? Let her make the decision???
How about leading her. Honey I am going to be here for you and Baby. Let her know you will be there for...
Put down your fishing, now you
are a Father. Stay at home. Self is the biggest struggle for us men,
Great thread!!!! Please all chime in.
Too bad you weren’t able to get limits...:D:D.
Those Smoked Bellies look Awesome!!!!
I will be in Bakersfield Tuesday night.
Looks like he picked up Hunting OK.
Not personally into Hunting but would have to be worth checking those forums to read his humor. Did he formally appeal the suspension? What is...
Isn’t that the common crux of life? Opportunity and potential danger. Be bold be breakfast, but unless you are bold no breakfast. Try something...
That a great day and tribute to Manliness!!!
Tremendous!!’ At 55 I want to be you when I grow up!!! Awesome Day!!!!
I put a masked shot of a fish count. Don’t think it is a good idea. Please have admin remove picture I can’t make it delete. Thread how much have...
It is a solemn situation...more bait in the water past 6 months than ever. These are great skippers on great platforms that are very skilled....
Not really, look at those counts. More days of fishing when no one is catching fish is not the answer. Some of those trips have terrible terrible...
I don’t know, I wouldn’t fault him he has a point. This isn’t like YFT or Albies where 100 fish days were common and if you missed them one trip...
Nice looking rods at super value.
I am not so sure about that. A good rod builder knows more about the sport than than most ever will. One of the great benefits of having a set of...
Offers are takers!!
Thanks. As I have fished more Braid. I like the idea of more braid in the water.
You have good problems.
I wanted to get your opinion on #80 and #100 do you go long mono topshots or short floro?? I wonder if More spectra is better if it gets...
Love your passion and smarts. You are probably in San Jose for that reason. Sounds like you left nothing to chance. Sometimes the fish wins....
Could you send pictures of the other side.
Tempted, but I just can’t
Not sure we should be afraid of knots. Last I checked the mono is attached to the braid with a knot and I was planning on using a knot to attach...
Nah, I am making this change now. Probably doing this on 6 of 8 reels, Braid is little over a year old. Doesn’t it last for many many years? I...
New to braid last few years, convinced now that I want as much Braid in the water as makes sense. Have longer 50-100 feet mono topshots. Want to...
Find out how early you can board and be there before that. Stateroom beds are big. Regular bunks just OK. Guys were there like 4 hours before,...
$361.66 per month.
I think the real Market for your skills would be building KILLER boat boxes. I am sure with 3K and 3 months you could build the most awesome...
Yes, we are the unwilling victims of great marketing and sales people. Enablers and instigators all of them. It is not our fault, it’s not,
“May you live to be a Thousand Years Old Sir” Lol!!!
That is a perfect picture of this obsession given money creatativity and time. 7 launchers...
Yes, saw the tiny micro baits especially at night like clouds of bait in the water. I’m certain throwing 6-8 in deans isn’t at what they are...
I have never seen the amount of Foamers, Jumpers and Boils of Tuna like I saw last week. Fish at every angle and stop after stop watching them...
Do both but on that one I dropped vertically very low maybe 350 feet. Took it on the retrieve. All by myself thought I would work the whole column.
Thanks Captain LOLLOLLOL
I don’t know, HT-100s in that reel produce 27 pounds of drag out of the box. 33+pounds when reworked. Carbonex Drags in the new Fathom line all...
Congratulations!!! Nice Fish!!! Thanks for the report.
Qualifies as a Federal Mandate!!! It is possible in the battle I might have discomforted the fish in some small way. I can’t as a human being and...
Yeah, I remember back in one of your posts as I was setting up my gear “that I would be Punished if I hooked something big”. You know gear like...
It was a pleasure, you are a great fisherman,
Learned allot from you on the trip. Will pm you next year if I do the Freedom Boat club thing!!
By the way Tim Doyle TimmyD883 (951)541-1476 on this board built the Rod a 30-80 super Seeker, I forget the number. Capt. Mike McDaniels (who had...
Yeah, just love that set up for Yo-Yo. Definitely fished differently the rest of the trip, #80 2sp Levrdrag only from then on. You start looking...
Very special trip with that combo!!!!!
That is Awesome Fishing right there.
Thanks, My 40, 60 and 80 are all 2sp Lever Drags, Jig Stick, Yo-Yo and everything under 30# is single speed.
I agree!!!! Love that reel it was my Yo-Yo Reel but not a match. I freind came up Saw I was in a single speed and said. Oh Know, you are in trouble.
Hopped on the Sea Adventure 80 for 2.5 Sunday night to fish Monday and Tuesday. With Capt. Scott McDaniel, Son Capt. Mike McDaniels night ticket...
I think that is the tactic!!! Was on 2.5 Yesterday and we saw 100s of formers,
Boils and marks, for 3 fish. Seeing no problem hooking up,...
Well, they both look Happy
I think there maybe in this a good point. When you lower the rod “rail roding” you lose the lever and safety of the rod as both fulcrum and shock...
No license or experience, just wants to work up there.
Got a freind that needs to make a change. Does anyone have a connection up there? Any ideas?
I have a 2.5 day leaving Sunday night on the Sea Adventure 80. Do you think the fish will be scattered, and boat shy.
PQ got 44 BFT. Where are you fishing this weekend?
Tuna Magnet, Certain to put the hurt on the BFT
Wow, this is eye opening. We are Neurotic!!! This post so clearly puts into perspective the 1000's and 1000's of decisions we make before we ever...
Super Quality there
For Pelagics what hooks do you keep in your box? How do you organize them When you are fishing. Over the years I have all kinda of hooks. Crazy...
I agree and I think that is why the San Deigo the Tribute and the Liberty are going with 50plus most every day. An almost guarantee on YT or a...
Pictures don’t pull up on the boat you are selling. Sounds nice. Maybe Jason the admin here can help you with a picture format that will pull up.
Few these days have the understanding and respect to do that these days. Few young men will even look you in the eye. It is 100% about the Father...
Last year and from what I read lately, the Long Soak seems to be a key. Aswell as the very very slow retrieve in. Listen to me me I know exactly...
Am I wrong, or is mint become a big thing in the last ten years? I don’t recall it being so key in years past.
Imagine that, Muymacho recommends buying some more Jigs. That is one Huge YT, Yipes!!!!
Yea, I wonder will I ever get down to my 5th Salas 6X in scrambled egg.
That’s the thing with these BFT, not like Longfin or YFT when they are there you can get them. BFT a little different.
I am on 2.5 July 1st,...
June 18th, 2018
The Pacific Queen called in with LIMITS of Bluefin Tuna for 24 anglers. Most of the tuna are 60-90# with some in the...
He will probably ship from his store on Long Beach, pick the colors, he’ll ship.
The seeker website is messed up. Seriously,
They themselves told me the web guy messed it up and quit or they can’t find him or something. If you...
[ATTACH] You will stand in front of the Jig rack, you will buy 4. Then 10 days later you will drop buy after work and pick 6. 90 days later you...
Ya, I want apologize for that, I really thought I was helping out.
Last time I was there in August it got down to 16 at night. Sleeping in the Excursion in the camp ground. Had to start the Diesel to keep...
Sea Adventure 80 2.5 Day 27 23 Bluefin Tuna, 2 Yellowtail
Looks like they got on some Yesterday.
Great deal very solid capable reel for super cheap.
Heading out on a 2.5 on the Sea Adventure July 1st.. Bunk and tackle storage advice if you have any. Thanks for the tip on Smaller Sardines....
They YT and Calico, HUGE!!! Great detailed report. Thanks.
Been fishing for decades and never seen her. I hear she spends allot of time in the Hamptons and I have never been there.
Like others here I don’t like the bulk of the cork puppy on the rod. Why do you think it is the only answer? It obviously isn’t. Getting it wrong...
Vll must be longer. It is proper gearing that creates velocity. At the end of the day ARC creates distance.
Sealskinner direct to cord. Not sure how tight? Really hard to know how much pressure is going onto the blank.
My only deckhand style rod is my Jig Stick. I tightened a Jig Stick down, Down and heard a Slight cracking sound. Was on a 90J. I was
So scared I...
Carl Riccardi my first Rod Builder told me this 20 some years ago. In Fishing like nowhere else “You get what you pay for” SouthbayKiller is right.
In time for the Cows!!!!
Yes, that is why the IFGA is Banning them 4/1/2019 due to the cruelty to fish as they suffer longer on Spinning Gear and the users of spinning...
Yea just go forward of the grill exhaust or your rods will smell like Hamburgers on the ride back to AZ.:-):-)
I definitely want one of those, just don’t want to go the $150. Probably well worth it, can’t go buy one anywhere. Looks in great shape.
To Fish, Lower Owens is one of my favorite places on the Planet. Turn right at Church Road turn right at the end of the road accross the road. Fly...
I would take for sure. Hate to be there and not have if the right situation presents itself. Always take it I say no matter what. That set up is...
Longfins.....little TLCs. Yes, and Megabaits or stick baits, something fast falling.
And by how many or few numbers and letters are in the name with respect to area code.
Well, you could buy a half dozen and test them out. Are they Yo-Yo, Surface or both?
The name has three letters and three numbers. The numbers 619 correspond with a phone area code, this conotates in the brain a phone call, no one...
Hee Hee, I heard is was only a 20 year probationary period for the last offense.
I bring it all too. How many chances in your life will you have at a 200 pounder? Two answers #1 maybe just a few. #2 Almost a guarantee to if...
Hilarious poster, owned Dental Trader sometimes banned but always funny. I remember a post from easily 20 years ago when someone hit one of the...
2nd in Line.
Thinking it will be a long line:-)
I do recall reading here someplace someone might have been a thread about casting, saying I I think it was a named Captain that saying casting...
Think it is called drop shoting.
Love to spend the day in a rental skiff, blast for sure. I am always amazed how efficient the Bay is. Drop something down there and something will...
Yes, and don’t forget the pain the vegetables feel. Ripped out of their homes or hacked off at their base.
I think it is a cool shape and probably a great platform if you can get it dialed in to relability.
Nice Hali!! For your Pal. I like this weekly update to the 1/2 day scene.
What length Viper???
I don’t know all the answers to your questions, I think they are worth discussion. I am sad about the mini YTs we are seeing. The Cedros...
Coming up quick, thinking Viper and 20 VISX #100.
I am in this trip.
How many did this Last Year?
Awesome that is a great day!!
My advice is nothing bigger than a 4 once Jig on a 8ft Jig Stick until October.
Thanks for the post.
I have one, I am sorry I don’t want to sell but I am interested in your plans for the Reel, what line you are going to load it with?
Why do you have to temp me like that with excellent advice:-). It is once again obvious to me I don’t own enough Jigs
Yes, good point, I run longer mono top shots. Might cry if I lost all my spectra.
Have my flat Falls rigged with a 200# leader, guess I should cut those off and tie direct?? Love to get a Big Blue Dinosaur Ling
Going on a Church Trip so I plan to help out and tie hooks and bait hooks, and clean up backlashes for little Kids. Going on the Electra 3/4 day....
I might pay extra to go on a trip Shawn is running these days. I was relatively new to Tuna fishing late 90’s, I am in the corner line peeling...
That is Beautiful!!!!
Bump for BFT
Loved the Guy was full tilt. I want to buy one of his T shirts. Logo was a pit bull with a Yellowfin it’s mouth the perfect logo for that...
My kids are moving that weekend,
Won’t be able to join you on that trip. Should be a great one.
Emailed him and PMd him today.
Any thoughts on this boat?
I caught one of the posts. I was #1 on your back up list for the Memorial Day 2.5 Day. My kids are moving now this weekend so I can’t...
The Best!!! Hope he makes some more of those vids.
Yes, let’s see pictures, what year is it, what did you pay for it? Looks like an ideal SoCal machine.
Wait!! You can get sued for fishin???
That is a nice looking knot for a double. I am a SD Jam fan. But with most double knots I think the bulk creates sloppy knots and sloppy knots...
A few have mentioned casting skills as big key to getting bit at Guadalupe, why is that? Are you throwing to boils? Fish shy and baits have to get...
I’d go PQ
That is a great statement by maif to locate the buyer: “if the boat is as advertised are you prepared to pay the advertised price?” Set their...
Not signed up yet but timing could be good for me business wise. SouthbayKiller are you on this trip?
Like to make this a continual running thread. Nice to hear and maybe meet up with each other on Sporties or Privates.
So where are you fishing...
I had 196-7 built for them (so I hope them come back), was my favorite set up. Always amazed that a #30 Tuna could be brought in with such tiny...
Was it because of the Taxes???
Albacore tied to the fuel prices, I like it. It is obvious.
I have a 60LD2. Anyone have experience using this as an #80 Reel. I am told it is not a true #80 Reel and told it isn’t a Guadalupe style #80...
Awesome thread!!!! Super info.
Where do you get the “Large” frozen squid? How much would be enough to use and share?
Is 1 100# 1 #80 and 2 60#...
Definitely a qualified buyer!!
I don’t think many people get it. You got your hopes up because of the drive he was willing to make and are mad...
Fathom 15 with #15 test ( get bit) rod.
Yes Chovies for when the Albcore come back #1 #2 hooks. Definitely a blast to fish, Strong enough...
SCI 3 Days 2 nights sounds like a great trip. Brian, I would love to go but all I know is fishing and cleaning and crewing. No boating, Nav or...
And Bonito buy the bucket full.
Had to know this was going there:-)
Yes, Robert was a great help to me building an arsenal of 7 combos. Particularly with correct rod set ups. That being said, Robert why no 2...
This is a great quote.
Blue Chrome Tady 4/0 with a Swash if it is Tuna. Have some knife jigs but rarely toss them.
We have talked plenty about Favorite and Best Iron Color and Kick and Swim. What are your thoughts about Jig Size. Big Jig as opposed to a...
I wonder if the letters to the others they were canceling the “discount programs” with will show up?
I am sure they will continue to give to our sport, the NRA makes it a national security, second amendment issue that concerns those here I would...
I think if you check into Snopes, it isn’t the cleanest organization. Ownership has some serious left leanings. I wouldn’t bet my life on Snopes.
Think it is time to drop Yeti.
Amazed they would so poorly understand their market demographic. Unless, which is very...
It seems to me after all the info and ideas with 2018 season maybe we have learned a few things. I threw them last year in the mornings from 3am...
I have probably read 1000 of his posts he is not a
That Princilpe of contrast is a basic truth/fact of fishing here in So Cal and Mexico. It is a proven, given to you by an absolute expert. You...
Love this thread, am excited to read the ongoing as you finish out the set up. Timmy Doyle has built 7 rods for me as did somewhat the same thing...
Maks 20 versus Visx 5 Oz heavier for the Penn about 5lbs more drag on the Mak
California Saltwater- of course that includes Mexico because that’s how we do it in So Cal we ride hundreds of miles south to pursue fish. Many...
What’s the best fishing book you have read or would recommend??? Cal Saltwater. In the Grey???
OK, no time out then. That was the humor...
None of this goes into your permanent file:-)
How about the 20 Visx for #100?
Oh Ya, you are going into a 10 minute time-out Mister. What kind of idiot calls someone a retard.
So did anybody catch anything on the Squish???
Thought MartT was a fish???
Old enough to remember Jerry Browns first term???
Awesome Fish, makes me want to get on a half day.
Inspired the group.
Makes sense because some days you can’t go fishing so you “limits” are left un caught. Bosses and clients always expect you to make up for days...
I find the guys in these “Bay Runners”. Are never in the bays and most often 70 miles out???
Well that’s nice of you like catching the big ones...:-):-):-)
Way to go. Eric is a great guy. Nice platform!!!
Love the upper deck area on that boat.
Ah, See I was looking for Single Helix..
Thanks for the intel8-)
It is the truth. Also, I can fish weekdays or weekends, clean, pay for gas, gaff and hold the camera:-):-):-)
80# 100# 130-200# ???
Could be right, blaming guns, Russians, Arabs or the ice cream man is a no responsibility no solve answer. The mirror is super effective if we...
What would be a Seeker 100# -130# rod 7’6
76 Viper all Graphite??
Your making me hungry
Probably one of the best posts of all time here. Love the Grandpa Hug telling her she is the best fisherman . That is what it’s about!!!!
Not to hijack the thread but I have found that 3rd Bluefin tastes allot like California Condor but not as chewy as Fringe Toad Lizard or Bald Eagle?
True, but for an extra $5 a rod he promises
100% plausible deniability on all purchases.
Did someone say 70 degrees? I lost a giant Blue Bull Dorado at Gaff last year that still hurts, I’d like a try to get that one back this year....
Anyone here on that 3 day? Seems the BFT are from one day to 190 miles out. Wondering if the 44 were limits and where?
I’d like to see someone seriously test all of this. I can’t imagine hanging on the rail kneeling down is as efficient. The loss of mobility as...
So Sorry, won’t happen when actual fishing going on ina few weeks:-)
Worth a try because often what we think is happening on the other end is not. That said has to be more force than the straight rod pinched onto...
I am sorry, with all respect, this seems like nonsense to me. Have a rod belt, put the rod in the belt and your hand high on the foregrip, stand...
You get the No-No Meany award, go sit outside for the rest of the afternoon. No Snacks for you!!
I am a confessed Jig Junkie. Can’t pass em up.
Have everything but Red Colored. Red for Whaoo??? When and where would you tie on a Red colored...
I will take it.
Ha Ha Haa:-)
And you aren’t easy to fool. Let me know if you have a cancel on the 2.5 day
Thanks Happy Resurrection Day. The day that changes everything forever!!!
I was actually amazed at the drag capacity on the Penn Slammers, ect ect. Steve Carson put on a clinic and talked about drag capacity in spinners...
You bring up a great point!!! IGFA (as opposed to IFGA), says if the rod hits the rail, it is not a record.
I have never been a fan of that...
Wow, that got caught real quick. Hope I didn’t offend the spinner crowd... it is proven now that the drag capacities are more powerful than some...
Must be Government Math...
Well, we knew this was going to happen the IFGA is Banning all spinning gear for Saltwater record contention. Announced April 1st. As they have...
Tim’s work is always great, pictures don’t do it justice. Particularly the detail around the guides. Always Clean, Clear and Crisp.
Memorial Day Trip. Is it filled now?
Welcome, I buy and sell investment properties in the Coachella Valley. Pacific Real Estate Ventures, let me know if I can help.
Usually, but so many Appraisors are getting stiffed now days, especially if the number is not high enough. Maybe he just doesn’t know you and is...
Saw this on Palm Springs Craigslist he had 2 of them.
When getting ready to buy a new set of 7 rods and reels last year I talked to many folks in the Tackle business. I wanted to go Aver (was a penn...
That is a Hillarious trick.
It is the Ultimate.
Nice, did this one start at $997,000? Has something changed?
Jim, that is great help!! Dan thanks for the mention of the chrome spool danger of breaking.
Have a Penn 349 Master Mariner. Specs say 350/30#. How much 65 J Braid will it hold.
Want to go all the Braid possible leaving space for 100yds...
TimmyDoyle883 on this board.
Great prices, great work, easy to deal with.
But You Got Him!!’
That’s a backlash. Who spooled the Charmin. You can actually get spooled on Charmin too. No worries just put on a fresh spool.
Some Great posts here.
Nice that you got the Braid back.
Ya, fun though!!
New meaning for 20#.
How did the Curado perform after????
Really not Pelagic, but fishing in the San Diego bay a few years ago. I do think that is one of the most alive places you can fish. Send a Jig...
With all the talk about Braid capacity, How did you get spooled last time?
Free Bump-for the big reduction.
That sounds like an awesome 90 minutes!!!!
I know some collect these, go get em!!!
Caught a 7.5 pounder out of the Golf Course a few years ago. FYI - don’t eat them
From a golf course the Chemicals they use are dangerous.
Canals from the Colorado River a mile from our house. Some rare Stripers, small mouth Bass, and some carp.
If you had to go catch a fish meal in the next 4 hours where would you go. What would it be, how would you catch it?
Thanks for that recollection.
Ah, I see what you did there:)
Probably was a blue gill at Puddingstone (has been Frank G Bonnelli park for 45 years now) was probably 4 or 5. A rod my dad cut down. My Dad...
what is your earliest memory of fishing. Do you remember your first fish? Did your Dad or Grand Dad take you? What was the rod? Where was it?
Nice stuff reasonably priced that should all go quick!!’
They will go 300, bit the last 100 is likely big bucks. Hooped out of mine around 200K.
I have a 196 to flick those little things out there but hope not to have to fish anchovies again.
Ahrg, gotta have the container.
Blue Planet 2 BBC shows these seals chasing down and eating YFT. Amazing!!’
Anything is Possible!!!
On BluePlanet they showed Yesterday seals chasing YFT into the shallows in tide pools and catching them.
We elected Jerry...
Hmm, spelling good, grammar good, use of capitals for emphasis...
I know you so alott of LR, do you have/use other 100# rigs and 130#??
What is your favorite or your next #100 pound set up and why?
Now I am definitely going on Saturday... Whoop Fest row 11!!!
I’ll give you $7 for the duraflames, $10 for the bicycle helmet on the left and $15 each for everything in the Purple Bins.
You will have to post pictures of the rods or this will go into your permanent file.
I Agree I have a pair from 2000 that are really as new. 15-20 year life span is cheap no matter what you pay up front.
Wow!!!!! That was a education. I am in Awe of your knowledge and skills. I usually have extra parts...
Nice- Blue Ones always in season
Makes it a penn 49? No?
Thanks, my Dad was a great guy!!
My Dad over 60 years collected some 300 Plus belt buckles. Some fancy silver rodeo, some wood some gems stone some corporate Firestone Goodyear...
Get it. Easy and about $200. I watched those counts most of last year. Especially in the San Diego they seemed to limit everyday. Had to get the...
Cool, when was it made do you think?
Of course they do!!!! You know your history.
Otto Henze, immigrated to the United States from Germany in 1922. At 25, he worked as a...
Penn only and No spinners due to them being banned by the IFGA begining Jan 1, 2019.
Yeah, like in those pictures. These were more than bass gear could handle. I think the rig of choice back than was a Mitchell 300 saltwater spin...
It was YT Fishing, Awesome fighters and often wide open.
Maybe Wednesday after the rain?
What would you bring?
Any Trolling done at all?
Yee Haw!!!!!! Jigs Only
I agree...but I still think I am going to get the skinny rods out and get some of those. Thinking going all Iron so I can shake off the little...
At the end of the day Inhope we solve the problem. Guns are not the problem. I agree an 18 year Old especially the 18 years olds around today...
I understand your thoughts but I don’t follow the Logic. How many houses are built with Hammers? All the hammers in the world can’t build a house...
Masterpiece for certain!!
I wanted to add this for safety’s sake, it is from CalicoBass Guy on this board, could save a life.
“I'm a former sport boat and commercial boat...
by the end of a Fishing Day my dogs are barking.
Anyone use insoles with the Xtratuff boots?
Just remember to check your drags and tape your thumb before you go to bed.
I had nearly the same dream but my wife sold all my gear for what I told her I paid for it:-)
It’s all Ball Bearings These Days
Thats a wise idea
That could very possibly be but I don’t own any symbols:-)
i had this terrible dream last night. In a good tuna bite I am at the rail and toss out a great bait. It hits the water and races away from the...
Well, it looks like a great deal and alott of fun for the next owner.
This is what’s happening
Hee Hee, Yes, it amazing!!!
Nice boat!!!! How many times have you had it to Catalina?
By that You mean you agree with her views on education as it relates to the responsibilities of parenthood???
Yes, it is the truth, many won’t want to hear it. We will have more emotional crying clueless speeches and blame for our President of 13 months....
Nice!!’ Set of rocket launchers across the trunk and its perfect. Nice clean low mileage daily driver.
If you are a student that is perfect!!!! Pursue a marine biology degree- this way you can get financing for all these Jigs. Somewhere in the...
As mentioned it is subjective, a knot you know you can tie perfectly every time is in my mind the “Best” for you. Something you can do 100% and...
Yes, you can write. I feel like I have been on a trip and need to send in a check to the landing. I was so nervous as your fish scrapped the...
Bonito might be the winner as the question is pound for pound. Bonito actually have the most powerful Hearts and circulatory system of any of the...
That is Amazing!!!!! Hope you weren’t fishing it at the time.
Never going back, primarily because of the light weight?
Gotta be Crabs??? I noticed over the years that the inshore boxes of most every good bay fisherman are Orange, Orange Orange plastics. Some...
What are the characteristics that make you prefer Graphite Rods?
At what angle and why do graphite rods break when High Sticking them?
That’s how it all starts
You have the right to remain silent, anything you say may used against you in a Court of law, you have the right to an attorney, if you cannot...
That one could eat the ones I normally catch. What did it weigh?
I would need one of those stories about a trip to the Tanner bank with 30# YT jumping into the boat. That does look clean and super low risk for...
All looks real nice but I wouldn’t be foolish enough to give an endorsement or opinion until I had a couple days to a actually Fish the boat,...
Porterhouse is my favorite emotional support animal.
Jim, why do you post and not return any pms, not call the phone numbers back that are
left and then bump bump the post???
Seriously Jim, we may...
That is hilarious!!!!!! I can see the whole thing in my mind. Rottweiler leaping off the seat...
I predict that with the first 10 Million dolar...
Last Chance Bait n Tackle Hemet
Yes Robert, the salinity got higher then the Corvina could handle. It is all agriculture around the sea so it must run down hill.
Thanks for the thread, the guff is always free on BD :-) always interesting how we fish the same fish very differently from CA to FLA.
Does anyone know about ventelation in the Staterooms? Near engines obviously but was a broken fan last trip or something?
The thing that is amazing is it was a literal wide open YT nite almost all the time. Wondering about Talapia on the fly rod.
Anybody know anything about the fishing? The Last Big Corvina, truly poor mans YT I caught around 2002. I imagine the talapia are still non-stop...
I was in 55 last trip and in the staterooms before.
Would love to have a pdf like this of every boat in the fleet.
The only possible answer is leave a day early and book them back to back.
"....The hotel operator is going to try to work out something with the Port to allow any possible overflow parking to go across the street...
The NorCal and Out of Staters Bummed.
I don’t know much but I think we do it because the diameter and volume of braided line you can get doesn’t vary all that much and possible more...
State rooms in the stern have double beds it’s like having your own room. Last trip I was on though I heard guys saying it was hot with no...
Maybe the little pills should be cut in half???
Happens to the Best of them...
Early, we’ll priced, same $ as 2 1.5s in the best time of year, but it is 4 days, ???? We will know for certain once they are back at the dock:-)
Love the Jig Rentals, I usually only rent the ones with lots of teeth marks:-)
That’s why I like Glass. I thought it so odd to be told you can’t “hi Stick it” or it will snap. Seems to me
You should able to “use” the rod.
I had 7 custom Rods built last year from 15# to 80#. I am going to add one more rig. I am trying to determine should this be 100# or 130#.
Oh my, click on the link. That is exactly what we all need. No connection to Big BayYachts, that is a lot of boat in just 41ft.
Formulating thoughts on a setup for the top end of my range (TimmyDoyle883 you are going to build it) Are these 200-300Lbs fish being landed on...
So if I go 76 Viper and Visx do I go #130 Braid W#100 top shot???
I fished with Eric last summer, the upper deck is an Awesome feature. Sure I will be back.
I guess I missed that the Eclipse became the Tomahawk. I wish you great succes!!!
I meant the eclipse. Double bunks great point, glad you have those everyone Loves those!’!
I understand they are just going head and making it a slide one one side and a T-Bar lift on the other. You have really got to pay attention....
I don’t think the BFT are going away. I am fine from #15 to #80 across 7 Rods. Question is for my next set up. Do I just go with a #100 Rig?...
You always make me feel better about my self.
Obviously photo shopped.
It is always tough to figure that stuff. I would like to be good at that part.
PQ and NLA are the best, I would risk my money or time anywhere else right now. Like most here I check the counts everyday, can’t see any better...
Man, are you gonna Really loose points for that.
Do you have the Reel Clamp,at least.
Hi, I had a few questions on the Robalo. What years are the engines?
What kind of fuel burn/range numbers on it?
Sorry missed that they were neoprene. I can’t wear neoprene.
I will take the waders. Can pay now. Not sure when I can pick them up.
Would you sell the boat with 3 years of at the helm on Deck Training. Ya’no so the buyer could “learn” how the boat works.
“ I know they’re out there, it’s just a matter of buying enough top of the line equipment”
That is true and Hilarious!!!! I think you just bumped the value up :-)
Think with all the amazing catches on that boat it should just be put in a museum and be done:-) 1300 hours of the most successful hours...
Sorry, I didn’t think that or mean to imply it. I just believe for the For most Custom is a great way to go from a value and end result. Didn’t...
Yup!! How many have you seen since 1980:-)
Many of the custom builders like guys on this board who build build for Calstar Rainshadow cousins etc.
Some factory business is important to the...
I am inspired!! Was that a September catch?
Not sure, you think it was bigger than most of the YT?:D:D:D
So you think it will go back to 3/4 days getting them South?
I appreciate your insightful information. Will be fun to watch what happens.
[ATTACH] With 75 aboard, must have been a mad house. Think I could get a limit myself with those odds.
Erie Smooth never seen that in 50 years. Wow!
Used CalStar 90J and a used Newell 332 in condition might keep you near $150. Understand the problem will be you not beimg able to resist buying...
Pretty Cool!! What kind of range on a jet ski??
5 Tackles and 2 Sacks Today. Sad it was not smooth with the Steelers but sounds like he knew he could still play and was committed to play. He...
We don’t know, we are west coast guys, we only read about snelled hooks.:D:D
Was thinking of heading out Thursday as the 1/2 days were crushing the YT everyday, didn’t make it but watched the bite drop to nothing.
Yeah, very very complicated:D:D with all the reeling and letting out of line, the letting out line first always gets me.
Yes, no YT for me this Year... would be fun.
YT hitting good numbers on the am half days. Might head out with just a box of Jigs and a pair of pliers.
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