Lings will bite anything dropped in front of them even if there not hungry cause they are ornery, nasty typically guarding their lair and easily...
My 8' has become my favorite rod.
Funny Andy did that to me once we were at Cedros and already loaded up on Yellowtail me and a few others wanted to go to Guadalupe he finally...
We’ve been doin bluefin belly’s and loins on a green egg smoker with no fishy smell it’s the shit
Well put !
I got bit on the blue chrome with glow back Tady 9
Did you change out the stock treble ?
So when a guy asks for a reel suggestion in a Okuma thread does that mean he is asking for an Okuma reel suggestion ?
61 here fished SM barge I remember lots of Bonito, bottom was loaded with very small salmon Grouper and some crusty old salt shooting at seals...
I thought everybody fishes the same side of the boat in a drift.
Cant imagine thinking your probably going to Guadalupe and this happens. Assuming they have permits.
Nice bass yep can be an ass kicker going home uphill in the skiff.
Mmmmmmmm Duck !!!! Glad ya had a good trip
Not relative to pricing but just gotta say I had one bluefin and one yellowtail processed at 5 star whom I always use I opted for the thicker bags...
Interesting glad its working for you. How much tuna were you eating per week before the test?.
I have that rod in 6.5 it was my go to for everything must be about 35 yrs old geeze time flies
Terrific thanks for posting !!!!
I wouldn't use it for the main line.
Does a TLD 30 hold enough spectra to use for the kite ?
Poor Ringo he was just too “High Strung “
It’s fishing right Steve !!! On my first or second big boy trip on the Rooster many years ago you were also on it I think I got 1 Albacore and 1...
I have 2 JX both 2 speed one is much rougher so much I brought it in to Avet and wrote the problem on the tag they give you it had already been...
Congrats guys and Captain Adam !!!!!!
Absolutely right it was a 3 day and I put down the minimum
I had a trip not filled on the Rooster cancel I got a check less the credit card charge i think 3% irked me but had I called they probably would...
Very cool Steve
I was on the Aztec Friday we were told to start with 30lb. and change butt hooked baits every 60 seconds if not hooked up.
I've done a 3 day a 2.5 and a one day recently and brought everything every time.
I threw yesterday for Bluefin with a Predator 80 and LX 2 speed 50lb mono with a Tady 9 chrome/blue with glow back not the ideal rod or reel but...
Great 50 or 60 lb reel crazy how many possibilities for rods with this real currently I use a 80 Predator, 76 Raptor for bait and a SS6465H or XH...
Well I was on yesterday tough fishing Bout 4 total and a handful of yellowtaiI lost my only chance at color ☹️ Great breakfast burrito and crew.
Thanks for intel heading out tonight.
Remember when the Captains went nuts if you laid your rod on there freshly varnished rail ?
Cool Great call by Greg glad ya got some
Ok gonna make fish enchiladas !!!!!
Yes you did !!!
I use a SS6465xH at Lupe with 60lb mono
SS 6470 local
Yep if you tell them you Greased the drags your gonna open a can of worms
My HX Raptor is smooth as duck butter right out of the box
Maybe you just need to catch a fish with it to break the drags in.
Good chance the Vagabond is heading there now.
I have a 6480L wrapped by bobs its similar no brand on it either
Kinda weird the way the sharp increase in boner pill usage corresponds exactly with the trips mainifests coming up short.
Thanks for posting is Cameron Fluffy ?
Well it’s a nice big boat
I’m just glad to go fishing and have rods in the rack in my 60’s
I totally agree with Huck we were on Chucks PV trip over Memorial day fish were 60 to 80 average some just hunkered down for hours even with crew...
Yep they work maybe change the hook. One was caught on my Memorial Day drip on one
I’m on Vag 3 day leaves 23rd lookin forward to it.
Yeah I don’t see how you can compare them very different rods if I Could only have one it would be the Predator as it is more versatile
Yep me too I fished my Viper Mak16 combo loved it then had to try the Raptor HX 3 speed cause everything was new now I have a Centaur for the HX...
I have both I fished 80 on the Raptor the one and only time I used it at Guadalupe killed a 75lb class quick then got my ass kicked by a 135 devil...
I was cheated I didn't get a diablo model. Really wanted to see what all the fuss was about.
I’m just glad to be going fishing !!!
I finally got to try my 8' Predator Sunday on the Bluefin grounds with a 40NLD2 on it ended up catching a 30lb. class Yellowfin with it. had it at...
Glad I was on this one
Pacific Voyager 2.5 26 Bluefin, 2 Yellowfin, 10 Yellowtail (Not rats).
I bet they hooked a lot more.
First time to the Lupe right up there with a few other first times in life !!!!!
I believe he has a boat at the Pacific Corenthean (Spelling) yacht club in Oxnard.
Same as a sculpin sucks big time first hour then tapers off. Sounds like you had an allergic reaction. I did the hot water treatment.
Consuming cilantro helps with removing Mercury and heavy metals.
Fished mine with a HX raptor gonna have a 40NLD2 on it this year.
I’ve caught a lot of yo-yo yellowtail on mine with stock gears I did change the frame to a red tiburon cause they look cool and the handle. It’s...
Most have been retired except Newell G220, 229, Sl20,SL30 and a 196 Sabre and a similar fenwick if needed for chovies basically anything over 25lb...
I used to troll them in Baja swivels were a must. I learned the hard way.
Really this ?????
I have an older one with the straight handle usually i put it on a 6480L sometimes a 700M both with 30lb.
I’d like to go E mail sent
I suggest not bothering with it its unlikely that you would end up using it.
The song quoted is Berlin not Blondie. Just sayin.
Saw a lot of fat Tuna come in on the 700H 40NLD boat rod combo at the Lupe on the Vagabond 2017. Disclaimer: I'm not recommending it.
Health yellows for sure!!!!!!!
I've used the older 700m a lot including Lupe yellowfin back when it was a 40lb test bite and the fish were smaller. Also used the H at colenett...
I agree that this is a 60lb reel but can be pushed to 80lb in a Guadalupe type situation where cows are unlikely,
The 40nld best bang for the buck
Great pic of your son !!!!
FYI bait only rolled because it was a red tide smart guys like Mike on the Vagabond anchored in the bay and paid extra to have customs come out to...
Those green lings are tasty.
lings hit anything dropped in front of them they don’t have to be hungry they see your bait as a violation of there space.
Do something else you will most likely go on a very expensive boat ride.
Wow !!!! great report and amazing pics.!!!!!
Really good I just tried it and the yellowtail
A 700m with 30 lb is good but you can use what ya got. Heavy iron like Jax jigs I don’t think color matters Lings are mean and bite anything that...
Id say when you hit about 50 yrs old. I'm 60 now and the button has become my close friend.
I recommend not fishing at all it will most likely be a very expensive boat ride. Take the kids on a legit trip from home plenty of other fun...
Not feeling shitty at all just trying to shine a little perspective on things. Been a long time since I’ve cleaned my own fish on a sportie !!!!
When I started on overnight trips in the early 80’s for Albacore, yellowfin and yellowtail trips were about 100.00 if I recall. We could barely...
That cant be right I have 450 yds of 100 solid on my HX
Every time I took my son fishing the sit down with the captain at the end didn’t include my son and I tipped for him as I did for me. We were...
I have a pack hanging in my office “Shut up and fish”
Is that the black one ? I think the red is higher geared.
My go to for flyline 15lb is a G220, 20 is a G229 for the last 30 years I see no reason to upgrade. Also use the Diawa SL series for 20 and 25lb.
Next time buy some AO soft coolers and pack them away each one holds 50lbs no ice needed if flash frozen. This is the PV method and it works great
What I was looking forward to the report !!!!!!
Why am I attracted to this shit ????? From a distance anyway.
That’s some quality fish yum!!!!
Got this on my radar would be nice to drive 45 minutes to the landing
My buddy last year at Lupe got all his fish on the 16 I doubt any were under 125 I tried to steer him to the Mak but he didn’t want to spend the...
He’s just a pool man !!!
interesting did they recommend the Predator as a 60lb rig or 80 ? Or both ? I have both the rod and reel and never thought of pairing them...
Mike is offering full and speedy refunds for those not able to make the trip I knew this in March when I booked he made it clear that this is a...
Boat leaves Monday at noon instead of 10;00 PM comes back Monday morning instead of Sunday morning pretty good deal but for some losing Monday can...
I had some real puckerers in that channel in my 20’ CC
Leaving the same day on the Vagabond Guadalupe trip
Have a great trip John !!!
Thanks for a great and informative write up I
I seriously think I have a problem I read all of this.
I had a 3 speed HX Raptor on my 7'6" but moving the HX to a Centaur and most likely putting a 40NLD on it for 60lb bait.
Please post up some tutorials looks incredible
Yes they said it wasn't gonna make it. I've heard they are lousy eating.
Wow just wow I tried to make this trip but had to work dammit.
SS6465xh with 40nld2 60lb top
Agreed we were treated very well on the road and in towns etc. back when I did a yearly trip down to Chivato.
I feel the same way Aztec Pac Queen Tomohawk and NLA are advertising These type trips
I’d cut a nut off for a trip like that.
I’m also on this trip we will be in early but it’s unlikly that you would make an 11:00 flight without bringing fish impossible with fish
So the 40 proved itself at Guadalupe last year fishing the 125lb class tuna with 80lb. I wouldn't want to test them on anything bigger.
SD boat probably sold and was on its way to its new home. Just guessing as I saw that it had been for sale.
I’ve used the 700m before the Carnage I think it’s a blue water for years great rod
Permit fees are included on Vagabond Lupe trips. I like it that way. Perhaps it’s only trips that are labeled as Lupe trips
2 peanuts were walking down the road one was assaulted.
I would think it pained Mike to leave those bigguns !!!!
I'm on it !!!!
Was my best Lupe trip no doubt I quit fishing after my 5th Tuna and went topside for Margeritas customary on JRI trips
That was my raked fish Justin thought it scraped on the hull whatever it was that fish tore me up.
I had mine standard size not the wide on a 76 Raptor last year fishing with 80lb. top. I got a 76 Centaur to put it on this year hope i get to try...
I'm on that 5.5 in Nov also its a JRI trip run by Johnny J. I was on it last year we had a great trip.
See ya there.
Don’t go without 80lb
In November I used the following
2 80lb. outfits for bait fishing
1 60lb dedicated yoyo
1 30lb bait making.doubled as offshore bait if needed....
Order from Johnny (Blue Pacific) its easy, he will have all colors and styles free shipping makes it a no brainer.
We fly out of LAX a lot and we google up the various private parking company's for the best deal Quickpick is a staple of ours. Get the valet...
It’s a scenario if the bait happens to roll in the harbor at Ensenada due to bad water.
Yep red tide in the harbor Mike on the Vagabond paid extra to have customs officers come outside the harbor to him cause he knew better.
Been there done that sucked big time red tide in the harbor bait rolled.
I was thinking Green Jack also I trolled one up years ago at Punta Chivato.
Shawn’s boat is a day boat no bunks but Im sure he will end up with an overnighter
OK so I have an 8' Predator and a 7'6" Raptor rail rod at this point each with 40NLD reels and 60lb. topshot both for bait I've never used either...
I tried my 7.6 raptor at the Lupe with 80lb. first fish about 75lbs loved it. 2nd twice that size not so much.
Personally I dont think using a drag scale is necessary in the 30-40lb line class have a deckhand set it then pull on it so you get the feel for...
How come you guys tell your wives when you buy tackle ?
Wouldn't it be cool if people didn't come on a manufactures thread and recommend another brand reel to the poster. when he/she is clearly...
Vag is a great boat Mike is cool and approachable crew is also !!!
The guy was for real Ellie May took him out fishing.
Can a Gringo launch at Guerrero Negro and fish Cedros ? Obviously a trailer boat would fit the criteria. Just curious I have no intention of doing so.
well played !!!!
Only line class I haven’t updated still use Diawa SL30 and 229 Newell don’t see the need to upgrade
Holy Crap I'd hang it in my living room with a do not touch sign.
Penn40NLD 50 or 60lb top.
Id get a Viper for the 16
HX on the Centaur
Torque 40 ior 12 on the Raptor
Fathom 40 or JX on the Predator
Fathom 25 on the Tilefish
Somethings fishy here !!!
And those C’s are the last Newell models made . Time flies for sure.
I can walk there from my house it weighs in for me !!
I have 2 rigs for 80
76Viper/MAK16 i consider heavy
76Centaur with HX Raptor I consider light HX was on a UC Raptor last year but I'm bringing...
I have one on a SS6465XH for Lupe yoyo, one on an 8' UC predator for bait might get another for my 7'6" Raptor.
1 AO 36 holds 50lb of fish including the bag I pack mine inside my checked in bag and come home with it as an additional checked back. iI got mine...
I'm new to the over 100lbers
That said I caught cookie cutter 135lbers last Nov one on 7'6" Viper with Mak16 and it was perfect the other on a...
Not much she's on her 6th. year on the home stretch of Grad school.
That's an awesome offer I hope to take you up on it.
Saw them work fine at Lupe for 135 lb average fish
4 finger lid 10 bucks back in the day
take a parent with you won't be an issue
I do the opposite Live here in LA and my Daughter goes to BU. was just there last weekend still haven't gone fishing there. I typically fish out...
I would stay away from that friends boat.
I thought it was the Radar !!!!!
The 40NLD will bind at 24 lbs of drag so I would think so would the 60.?
I fished Guadalupe in Nov with my 7'6" Raptor with HX 3 Raptor 80 top very nice set up i caught 2 tuna on it one about 80 lb which I killed very...
Captain Spaulding looking good!!!
I think your good if you don't have any causalities but its sure nice to have back up's rigged and ready.
Also check into regs for Crab and shrimp these can be closed or only fished by Alaska residents.
I see spoofers.
Oh forgot to mention the corona in her other hand
My wife caught a 30+ model on a 6xjr just holding the rod and sunbathing right after I told her that she can't get bit if she's not turning the...
I don't think you can wind to fast when yoyoing.
That sucks one guy on our trip last month had the wheels ripped off his cooler and my wife had a plastic suitcase destroyed on Delta maybe its the...
I have an 8' I put a 40NLD on it with 60 top but it sat in the rack on it's only trip out.
If you don't have a professional sealer don't keep it more then a few weeks especially rockfish I've tried everything.
I fished the 7'6 Raptor with 80lb top at Guadalupe in Nov. first fish maybe 80lb came in real easy next one at around 135 kicked my ass I replaced...
Would make a fine yoyo stick
3.8:1 wtf ?
Pic that says Craig on Super cow is Jerr with his cow obviously Craig is the first pic.
Great fishing with all you guys.
John or Mikey brought a shit ton last year.
Mine is SS6470 with JX6/3 I must like it cause I have 2
For my Nov lupe trip I purchased a 76 viper put a MAK 16 on and a 76 Raptor with HX Raptor 3 speed on it both with 80lb tops on 100lb braid. Viper...
I'm diggin those triggers.
Thanks for posting we're heading out Wed on a 4.5 saw your trip on FB and was so stoked to see it comming back from a bad week yep gonna be tough...
Used 6/3's are very cheap these days consider that instead. 40lb is sweet spot 50 if necessary
What happens when you birdnest a long cast with spectra ? Does it pick out ? or is it time to rack it ?
Picking up my Centaur tomorrow from Jaimie !!!
Yes for Lupe and local Bluefin not Cows.
I've been yoyo fishing with two speeds and the rail last few years usually with a standard JX no interest in going back to single speed.
I got dinged on the 3% on a trip that didn't fill and was cancelled I let it go which is out of character for me.
We saw first hand what those reels can do at Guadalupe on the Vag last Nov.
Santa Monica pier probobly late 60's mom took us I have no idea were we got gear or what made my non fishing mom come up with it. I caught one...
A friend is looking into it for his 44 Pacifica about 50k
Constutions been killing it just sayin
Ah you mean Wendy the " Slow Adult "
My shoulder too! Gonna get some ultra sound on it it's always something Let's do this !!!!!!
Enjoyed your rant.
Ok to clarify maybe they are not all 700h rods as I didn't look at them all the boat rod I did look at was. Regardless those 40's are the best...
I'm doing the same thing. From what I understand all rooms have full size kitchens that will handle the 50 lbs of fish
I caught 2 Tuna on my 7'6 Raptor with 80lb top at Guadalupe one was maybe 75 lbs killed it quick the other was approx 135 on steroids that one...
You take the dry ice out before you get to the airport
I have a lot of memory's fishing that boat out of CISCO's and non of them are going up and down from the bunks. I do remember when they added...
wow doesn't seem like it was that long ago.
Centaur for 80 Raptor for 60 7'6" done
Usually ends up in a very expensive boat ride when chartering out of any of the Caribbean islands. Marlin, Barracuda and Mahi would be the likely...
Pan fry em like trout
Yeah me to sorry for threadjack always a fun read from you Joe.
Lots of smiles coming off the PQ this morning.
I saw the pic's my buddy was on the trip sounded epic
Right !!! Pretty sure we're on the same trip
if I have my facts straight Bill Alvarado bought Punta Chivato when it was run down and uninhabatible brought it back to life only to have the...
I still have those 30 year old Kencor's. Loaded with memory's they make me smile.
You've never seen them go stupid !!!!
Mr Nails is at it again
Sometimes you just get corn-holed by a psycho tuna.
Thanks gonna try it
Yep I use Worcestershire sauce also for BBQ yellowtail secret weapon
If I wasn't hosting father in laws 75th b day I'd be on board
Well that went from how to serve yellowtail raw to some fine ideas for cooked.
This could be epic wish I was goin
I'd be surprised if they didn't hammer them
looking for easy Ahi poke recipes with easy available ingriedents
Gluten free oats being oatmeal ?
Any good tarter sauce ideas ? I use mayo, mustard, chopped pickles or peppers, wine vinegar, paprika, lemon and lawry's seasoning salt. Looking...
Geeze that one is a pig i don't think I've ever seen one that big in Baja.
After reading Swami805's post I question weather or not they are here on there own accord.
That's some interesting stuff for sure I don't understand why they would bother shipping those up here.
I have the sticker on the back of my Van so they must be good.
I hope these fish are being released in So Cal so the population grows harvest them in the Sea of Cortez cant keep them off the hooks there. Just...
No I usually use 50 and sometimes 60
Mike is recommending big gear for upcoming 1.5 day Bluefin trips before the 2.5 I bet if he gets them he will tell you guys to bring it. Wish I...
Wow not bad most of us haven't caught a trigger this side of the border
I stayed sat Beaches also kids were young plenty to do without leaving the resort a breakfast Bloody Mary and a snorkel is a great way to start...
Will be a fun trip and the prossesser's will be there when you get back nice to have all that rockfish done by the pros.
Trip is Friday Jan 12 leaves at 7:00PM back early Monday morn
Sirously Johnnys Vag trip is the one to go on try to make this trip if you can.
I know what's up here you want to see someone suffer with that 7:1 geared Penn !!!!!!
The LR boats stayed out of the harber because the boats paid extra during a red tide so the bait wouldn't roll about 4 years ago.
It can be rough, of all the Caribbean islands I've been to this one has the most intense locals from the moment they grab your bags at the airport...
Thats so cool my son and I have been talking about giving the striper's a try there. hes 22 now we had a blast fishing when he was a kid.
We set the drags on several 40n's to 24 and had to bump down to 23 as we lost freespool at 24.
snorkeling was cool there and we did a horseback beach ride mostly we stayed behind the walls of the all inclusive resort locals are a little...
My 2 cents very expensive and most likely a boat ride. I have found that on family vacations to the Caribbean your better off not fishing.
I moved up to 7'6 rods got a Viper and a Raptor fished 80 on both last month I caught fish around 135 lb on both preferred the Viper over the 2...
I think lings are Ambushers and yes they like big meals but they hang in there lair and will attack anything that drops in front of them.
Mike has been punishing the 40's not the 25 at the Lupe with 80lb. At least on the trip I was on in Nov.
Exactly they lay in wait it doesn't matter what bait you use just gotta drop it in front of them they will attack it even if there not hungry.
I rail almost everything these days especially rock cod
If ever there was a reel that needs a button.
I forgot about those King jigs I bought a shitload of those from George I put them in a drawer never tried them.
Was that this December or last ?
Yes Johnny will be making Margaritas as well I usually get a few on the iron and then settle in with a dropper loop and a mac for more yellows,...
This is the one to get on
Yep living in the harbor but SF that small most likely born there hard to believe.
x3 crazy up that far north
Jaimie hooked me up with my latest purchase of Mak16, Viper rod and gave me a 2 hr private seminar on rigging, using the rail etc. Great way to...
Well sometimes ya just gotta learn the hard way I will not be fishing my UC Raptor with 80 for tuna over 100 anymore
Go to the LR board so much info there.
I fished the Raptor at Guadalupe last month caught one under 100 easily on a particularly nasty one approx 135 I was wishing I had it on my Viper...
Perch SM pier
Hey I need that handle my dog chewed mine !!!!
When you figure out how to dial in the quick bite let me know !!!! I did get one instant last month and it was also my smallest.
You guys killed it. i Miss fishing that area
Vagabond has a few in Jan including a JRI sponsored 2.75 day
I had the Mitchell 300 and my buddy had the Quick 550 when we were in grade school late 60's thanks for the stroll down memory lane.
Just to clarify the 40NLD is not a true 80lb reel just so happens to be built well and will handle it on these Lupe fish dont consider it for...
Yep I've done a lot of 2 days on the Pacific Voyager that was the case.
The Vag and the Shogun are killing it with the Penn40NLD if money is an issue this is the reel to get you can get 2 for the price of 1 Raptor, Mak...
I couldn't decide between the Mak 16 and the HX3 speed so I bought them both.
I already booked for Nov 2018 there is a note saying if the powers that be don't reissue permits trip will be cancelled and refunded
Only fished the Aloha Shawn's a blast to fish with. Amigo may not have bunks available for day trips Id check if thats a dealbreaker.
my kid used his Avet SX for SWRF, flyline school tuna and flylining yellowtail from about 8yrs old.
2 guys fished them last month on our Lupe trip with 80lb top both caught fish over 130lb's no problem.
I have the 3 speed I fished on a 7'6" Raptor last month 80lb top first fish about 80lb was a piece of cake second 135 kicked my ass I'm gonna put...
My new predator sat in the rack on my Lupe trip last month was set up for 60 flyline was hoping to use it but only got to give the new UC Raptor...
"I let Scotty have the first bite." Awesome catch
i caught a psychotic Lupe tuna a few weeks ago about 135 on my Raptor Raptor combo with 80lb top used every bit of that rod (to me) to land it...
I'm feeling a Centuar in my HX's future fished it with a UC Raptor worked well but I would have liked a little more rod on a pscyho 135lb Lupe...
Reels in my dresser rods in a huge vase that my wife came up with like a rod tree both in our bedroom.
Goin to jail !!!!!!!
I was there with Mike and crew begininning of Nov. can't say enough good things about them Mikes clinic on the way down was approx 2 hrs of...
I fished both the Raptor and the Viper last week caught yellowfin about 135 lb. on both using 80lb. Now I want a Centaur for 80 I think for me it...
Wow that's awesome bummer about cutting short but you got to pull on some quality fish. We were on the Vag next to you last week for our last and...
Yeah me to our trip was killer I got 5 and a yellow then quit and had Margaritas !!!!
We were there on the Vag last week perfect weather till the last day when it started picking up. How was the run back ? Curious because we were...
The 40NLDIi is the best bang for your buck if looking for 50,60lb reel turns out it will fish 80 ok too
23 was max we tried 24 and got some binding
Fished next to you on the Vag was Epic for sure !!!
I was also on the last trip with Mike we were dumbfounded by how well these reels work for these mean Tuna and FYI there mounted on 700h rods not...
SS6465XH with NLD40II loaded with 60 mono worked great for me.
I've caught a lot of yellows on my 220 but not YoYo it's real unlikely landing a slug with one
I got a 33lb yellow on the yoyo at Guadalupe on a 40NLD last week worked great but Capt Mike thinks there a little slow unless you wind like...
Look Fishy another one calling fishing epic at Guadalupe !!!!!!!
Oops I meant pretty good nice catch
Just go to the Lupe and save some bucks it's epic right now.
What trip are you in ?
Very cool thanks
If your around the LA area I'll take it
would also like to know.
Not in his budget.
Were going in one !!!!
I think this is a 60lb reel but if need be can it handle 80 ? This is going to be a friends go to Guadalupe reel.
Yeah really a friends I got the...
Cage diving boats have alot to do with it most likley.First 2 trips I made there didn't see any funny I was hoping to see one back then. Be...
Thanks for update heading there on the 6th
Here's what I see here your doin the best you can afford I've been there and used mismatched stuff not great but went fishing and cought fish just...
Guys who have fished both do you think they both fish 80lb equally ? I think I know the answer already
Don't fight it get Sat radio leave early make some stops on the way relax works for me and I am an LA contractor with jobs all over LA just glad...
I have a few pacific sticks one I call old faithful she's retired now was last seen yoyoing at Colnett with a tibbed 4/0
Gotta try Zaya Rum
Actually Steve K mentioned it on the Okuma board caught my interest.
So reading some of the threads I saw were 80lb spectra should be used for a stealthier presentation that being said would it be wise to strip off...
I have several pacificsticks over 30 years and still fish well
Yep Escolor is sometimes sold as Chiliean sea bass as well as white tuna in funky sushi bars I've not seen it in the better ones.
That's been the plan all along just prolonging the inevitable.
So crazy I've been to Guadalupe many times when 40lb was the norm I bought the HXRaptor and UC rod earlier in the year so Id be dialed in now I...
Do you guys think this is fine for Guadalupe ? Heading out Nov. 6
1. UC76 Raptor with HX raptor 3 speed filled with 100lb braid to short top...
I was at Bob Sands yesterday they said it's comming in on one screw I think he said a gear box broke
Don't eat to much of it !!!
And then theirs my favorite the White Tuna in some sushi bars, always fun to debate this one with the server. They have no idea what Escolar is.
My wife cringes when I find stuff like this on menus and warns me to just shut up I don't.
Cool lovin the Lupe reports as my trip on the Vagabond gets closer 4 weeks away !!!!!
Went on the LoAnn for the first time since Marcus has been owner 2 weeks ago First class operation then and now.
I used it to loosen up a frozen slide on a motorcycle carb that's been setting to long.
If the Salmon ever come back I got em at Gina about 20 years ago
Watch it out there it can get nasty
I bought the 3 speed put 100lb spectra with short top of 80lb so the consensus is it's not a true 80lb cow reel but great for Lupe/ local Bluefin...
Goin on the LoAnn tomorrow night first time in years haven't been on since it was Nick Cates boat
Yep excellent eating.
Who can argue with that I'm lookin forward to getting on the Vag in Nov.
Hammerheads and Melonheads but ya made the best of it. I put colored electrical tape on all my rods but it's for me to recognize them guess it...
Just set up a friend has never fished going on the Aloha Spirit tomorrow with mine on a SS6470 hoping he gets a tail
What was the reason behind the mass slaughter back in the day ? Were they prossesed into food , clothes , oil ?
Right I looks like a fat salmon sea bass hi bred
Does look like a Boccaccio old and faded spines give it away
Cold Tito's caught my eye.
Should put a coat of paint on that wood.
I'm hoping it peaks the beginning of Nov when I'm there on the Vagabond.
Makin your fishing buddy in the sky proud I'm sure.
I'm done with idiots that get boat rage when they see a banana on the boat obviously never been on an LR boat.
The first series of Saltiest 40 or 50 is a great value found used as low as 100.00 and we use the 4.9 the torque gears also good for live bait.
Yep if ya got no Mcgiver skills stay home I had a friend that said if you can't weld a broken axle with a car battery you got no business driving...
Reminds me of when I used to come back from Santa Cruz Island in my 20' cc praying that if I made it back I'd never do it again
I thought that was the terakai
Well the logo sure is the same.
Okuma makes CNC machines just sayin
Did get a Raptor 7'6"
Call them there not Reel Nazis
I would check the drags, free spool and handle turning if it feels good change the top shot and go fishing
watch the weather out there it's a long way back to shore.
I have 2 Jx 6/3's I use for 40lb both usually on super seeker 6470's great set ups.
Gonna try the Hustler tomorrow night for fishing Tuesday thanks for the write up very helpful.
Yeah I didn't factor the Ensenada thing in could be a deal breaker.
I wouldn't be surprised if you went to the lupe I've been there twice on RR3 4 day trips might be the only decent option your in good hands with...
Had a lot of good times there and caught lots of fish off the rocks and off the boat.
Never had a problem with squid and mac's together
One is a 2 day the other a 3 day there at the right time with the right bait simple right and of course the Mirage been getting them on the...
Awesome fish. Maybe all the squid they were eating last year is the reason for the fat and oil content difference.
Vagabond I was also on it. It wasn't easy for Mike to cancel but he felt he couldn't put a quality trip together due to upcoming foul weather and...
That was the mainstay at Guadalupe still a great reel Yoyos well also
How far south do they go ? Surprised to see that many billfish and a caw that far north
I've seen the red JRIs work I'm gonna bring a few on the Vag 5 day leaving on Sat
Great another comedian I watched you sweat a few bullets !!!
3 days and we're off !!!!!!
Baby steps here been fishing Baja and 1 to 5 day trips a long time and other then a troller/dropped loop have never needed anything over 50lb.
No more jail for me!!!
Thinkin 7'6" Raptor thanks all for the input.
I bought a RUS80 predator-C 50-80 and was planning on using it for 80lb. with a 3 speed HX Raptor. Not sure if this is a ligit 80lb set up....
Try JnH tackle in NY maybe they can special order one
Pulls like a tuna/pargo hibred
Anybody have any luck on the local Bluefin with these they are already rigged with single tuna hooks ?
3 speed Raptor
Do you think this reel is a solid 60lb. reel that can be pushed to 80 if need be or a legit 80lb. reel ? I bought one for 80 and am...
Get a 700m for that Sealine could end up being your most used rod for kelp paddy and schoolie tuna
I would get the regular not the wide plenty of line for your needs I think and feels better in your hands JMHO
I'm looking at getting one of these for 80lb. for local Bluefin, Guadalupe etc. Would there be much difference between the two once...
yum food porn.
Yep do it just like tuna
I went there with my family several years ago. I don't usually fish on family vacations but always check it out, lots of street salesman will try...
That Cat holds the world record for pulling the most water skiers at one time back when it was at Paradise cove.
Jim put your money on Johns 5 day in June
I fished for years out of Morro bay just go south off Montana De Oro state park rock fish and lings everywhere
Twitch twitch !!!
I always like to bounce a large croc spoon we always seemed to get one big pargo a trip doing this of course you will have to go through a bunch...
Sierra mackerel love them a blast on light tackle
Alaskan halibut fishing is completely different fishing in my imho at Elfin it's all about Tld3011's and equivalent, huge hooks smelly hunks of...
I fished the 40 at the Lupe with 40lb when that was the rule many years ago. it worked good fish were 40's and 50's might have had the stock...
I'm assuming your going on a charter and taking a float plane to get there. They will put you on fish very nice operation they have.
TC3 in mint or birdshit please
I think the 40NLD2 with 80 lb spectra and 50 mono top is the shit for yoyo
Each angler gets a 2x4 with a Mak 30 and another heavy rod with a 50 the pairs have matching colors below the tips
Take it from the guy who drew the last balloon rotation, and couldn't get bit to save my life. The only guy on the boat who didn't get one... sure...
We went on a colnett JRI sponsored trip last year killed yellows with every model and color
Thanks I've been to Tortuga once a long time ago are there good anchorages there I have friends with a Viking in San Carlos might have to make the...
How far is it from SAN Carlos to Tortouga ?
Thanks nice positive report I'm also on in 5
I guess I better start packing
7 days and counting !!!!!
Nice my PB should be easy assuming I hook up and land it. Getting pumped up can't wait !!
Pats 28 Falcs 14
Beat me to it you never got your own fish from Mike
I've been to Elfin it certainly is beautiful take into consideration you have to float plane in and out it's a pretty cool place I was there in...
my buddy was out on their Viking and trolled up limits on rapallas you probobly saw them
Thank you very much for taking the time to do such an excellent write up I am going on Johnnys trip next month on said boat first big tuna trip...
Change it mine broke apart at Guadalupe was not hooked up
I would just change the star and fish It I have both and I can't telll the difference I did replace the plastic star only because it self destructed.
Right I haven't been out since same trip last Janurary
Wow impressive for anywhere !!!!
Think I'm gonna get on board.
Sounds like the Queen and New LoAnn will most likley offer processing that's a huge selling point right there for the shorter trips.
Yep the guy was a machinist in Ventura made a go of it he gave me a blue one that I never tried. Can't remember his name.
I'm on looking forward to it !!!!
flights are cheap just booked mine for 310 round trip from LAX not much more then a 5 day out of SD for this trip I can't afford not to go !!!!
So how about some reel info ? Are they same sizes as existing models ? Where do they fit in with existing line up ? Speeds , ratios ?
Might want to post this in Mex or long range
I bought a late model handle for my old JX from the Avet factory not sure if they still make them it was the old straight type.
I had one loved it was also my 30 and 40 bait reel perfect for bottom fishing also Wish I still had it but it is on the bottom somewhere off Colnett.
I prefer to mash mine and mix it in
If the yellows are making you crazy target the WSB!!!!!!
Have a great trip we had a blast on the Feb trip wish I could have jumped on this
Listen to what Brad said spot on info
nice trip sounds like boat and crew are dialed in well how are the fish handled Fish holds or gunny sacks ?
An old friend who used to charter the Rooster got one there I believe 78 lb on bait with an old 4/0 senator that most likley wasn't serviced or...
I have a few pieces of smoked Albacore in my freezer five star did looks perfect must be about 5 years right ?
Awesome family trip great pics
Did ya launch out of Spooners cove it's so fishy Halibut on the inside then rockfish right outside good shore fishing for cabazon kelp greenling...
I would leave your boat behind so many good options on party boats at very reasonable prices gonna be real tough fishing out of your boat It's not...
I'd use that new penn for everything it's an awesome yoyo reel and would have no problem on a Marlin
We did 3.5 on the Vag in Feb and had 5 star do our fish you won't be disappointed
Bravo !!!!! Probobly the closest I will ever come to a trip like that.
Your favorite 30lb outfit. Fish are there Shawn knows we're they are should go off soon good luck.
My thinking with this is there gonna bite anything that drops in front of them as is the case with rockfish just need to be in the right place at...
If I were still a Baja Rat the 40NLD would be my go to reel.
Put 40 on that Diawa 30 use that as back up to the jx you didn't mention what rods you have I like 6465h through 6470 seekers and 700h cal stars
Have a blast wish I could make it.
My 2 cents leave it with 5 star long enough to be completely flash frozen then pack with dry ice for the drive home or have them ship it. It is...
Those tails sticking out of the sacks don't look like 6 to 12 to me but what do I know.
2 in a row heartbreakers !!!!!!!
I'm gonna try to fit the August trip in too not gonna be easy lots going on for me then.
would be nice if they made it in a 2 speed.
Thanks Johnny and Jerry, What a blast everything was perfect from the hosts, the weather, crew, captain not to mention great fishing. And these...
I see the young man also got himself one of those yellowtail tunas.
Rain or shine
Any reason to bring light gear ? Less then 30lb ?
Hopefully the rain will be gone by then and Flat seas see ya there
No on Indy I saw the Rooster got a bunch of Yellowtail and assorted bottom fish on there x mass 5 day
I've bought it several times at Whole Foods.
Cool one of the guys comming with me is also 3x not fat just big boned
How will the fish processing be handled ? 5 star I hope. Lookin forward to this trip.
Fantastic memories created right there thanks for sharing.
the most versatile lure ever used in Baja works well off shore trolling must use swivel I learned that the hard way. kills bounced on the bottom...
I just booked 3 spots with Mike looking forward to it.
I have a 29' Ragin Toy hauler we used to go to Dove Springs for thanksgiving did the Turkey fryer thing one year we did San Felipe added extra...
Might want to hire a guide or charter a 6 pac for a day they will teach you a lot.
I thought I was a somewhat accomplished yellowtail fisherman after many one day trips out of SD and Baja trips on my own boat , wrong On my first...
I'd downsize to a smaller reel for local bottom fish.
That reel is good for 60lb. test what are you bottom fishing for ?
Seiners didn't wrap everything just took a big chunk and scattered them.
Here's the deal I was out yesterday on one of Ciscos boats bait was crappy mostly pinhead chovies I asked the Captain whats up with the bait and...
Cool little guy paddies are loaded with 5" yellows also seems to me like the Pelagic's are actually breeding up here which I think is very cool if...
I had 4 Jx and lx done about a month ago I day turn around usually they can do while you wait I think it was only 35 a reel and they now put in...
Thanks for the good news and congrats
We passed the Gentleman on Saturday by County Line I've never seen that many folks crammed together at the rail. They were at the yellowtail...
We were there I think you were right outside of us at Cat for a bit we made our bait last night but it didn't matter the fish weren't cooperating...
We were out there also today made bait Friday night in front of Smugglers then set up for the night there. Up early Fished Anacapa for nothing I...
Nice was he fishing Salmon ?
That's his Bro Bill catching tuna and dorado out of Ventura
Wow that's crazy. Were all those spinners leaning on the rail used by rookies ?
Best bang for the buck Ive been using the 700m for 30 and even 40. Best at 30.
I believe your fish processing is typically included in your charter. We have shipped Fed Ex from Juneau I don't remember the cost but probably...
I use 50 on mine for yoyoing yellows because its has less stretch and more abrasion resistance but 40 for typical flylining.
Ill take the CJBF70
Geeze Brad you brought new life to this form. If ya run out of weeds to pull I'm just a few miles away ya know. Good luck on the 5 day.
Yep mine broke into pieces and left the reel unusable on a 5 day.
I just booked the 3 day that replaced the first part of this trip leaves on the 18th.
Nice job thanks for the report.
We have been using one for a few years now for Rib eyes and Filet Mignon then quick BBQ for a light char and flavor perfection every time.
Thats a good time for sure. How do you make Pescado Machaca ?
Use the 4/0 that reel has caught more yellows then all others combined
Pretty healthy white fish for sure he's not the first one to mistake them for yellows gotta learn your fish if your gonna fish lots of regs out there
Not to mention that guy who drinks way to much and is just plain obnoxious.
Nobody doesn't like the Pacific Voyager.
Been fishing straight 25 on my SL20 for years mostly for schoolie palagac's.
I wonder how many big yellows were caught on stock Penn 4/0 Senators back in the day before all the upgrades. I caught plenty on mine used on the...
Personally I think the rod is more important I like 6465h or SS6470 type rods for pulling these yellows off the bottom. Ive been seeing guys...
I think were in for a history making Yellowtail bite from Baja to Ventura.
I took the kids surf fishing on the beach used cut bait for small rays and corvina or corbina not sure which one it was fun at low tide we loaded...
Hooked several on Saturday with Saltiest 50 4.9 at non warp speed with 6x full size.
We were out there had a blast boated 7. Were you on one of the Parker's that got their anchors tangled ?
Yep 30.00 for first 300 yds another 12 for additional 100 yds
Killer deal its 341.00 plus tax for the 40N2 with 400 yds of there Toro Tamer 80lb. spectra and 50lb top shot. Only thing is they don't offer the...
Launch from Morro bay and go south to Montana De Oro area lots closer and good fishing. I used to do that run in a 13' Zodiac.
Thats awesome thanks for the post.
I got 3 40NLD2's last week from Charkbait
I just recieved my order today these reels are really nice and I think the gear ratios will be perfect. The twist low gear release is really cool.
I just picked up 3 of these and also putting them on 700H rods bound for San Carlos Mex. for 50lb. yoyo and bait. Will they handle 60lb. well ?...
I took 3 spots only 1 left
Amazing work Bill
How was your trip ? I will be arriving at Elfin Aug 6th for a week we also have our own boat but the guys usually like to take a charter or 2...
I have dropped 2 rods in I wish they were gaff's.
I always have my 20-25lb reels stowed away just in case ready to replace a 30lb reel if necessary.
So is Greg fishing the Sea Bass and not the offshore stuff ?
I use mine on both a 6480 and 700m Calstar reel has 50lb. Izor spectra with approx 100' topshot usually 30lb.
My kid has the 765XL with a Baja Special on it and he kills the Yellows with it on the yoyo and I have the 700m which we both have used at the...
In the late 70's or early 80's I hiked up from the campground a few times it is a long way up to the pools that contained fish. I have heard that...
That rod is so versital I use a JX on mine alot for 40lb and 30lb. I've also used an mxj with 30. both work excellent.
If you read the report by Andy he says they put the jigs out the second day so yes he must have been at 230 miles.
I would go with the Black steel 6470 seeker or 700H if you don't want to spend the extra bucks for the SS this would be a great bait set up and...
Cool never knew about the Delute I was just looking at the teriffic pic's of him on your other post if I knew you were into Aussies I would have...
Nice ride glad to here alls well with you guys looks like an Aussie mix perfect dog for the mex trips.
See ya Terry
Nice trip Now I'm jones'ing to go on the bird.
Great timing dude stoked for you getting out and on a 7 day looking forward to hearing about it.
Very cool love Cruz
Might be some cheek meat.
Nice report I hope to join you guys on that trip next year.
80 on mine with 100' of 50
We canned some last year was pretty good.
Here's what I did Friday night use cast iron skillet mix olive oil,salsa,oregano and tequila heat up to med/high not burning add fish cook a few...
Is this what they mean by "He has a few screws loose".
Good luck Dave hope to fish and hang with you again in the future
What abou the bearing issue my reels always require a new bearing when I bring them in for servicing even when they have had very little use. Last...
Yep it is painful to see that beautiful undersize Sea Bass on the rock the slime that protects the fish has been compromised. Just sayin.
Glad to see you having a fgood time slaying fish. Is this your new boat ?
Bitchen rods Bill
We pulled our toy hauler down and stayed at El Dorado RV park they may have closed but their were other nice looking RV parks. I set up our quads...
Jim if you want I can go pick it up and send it to ya that is if they have it.
Mmmmmm pargo have a great trip guys.
Almost 30 years ago first tuna trip on the New Lo Ann it was a 1 day and it was a plunker bite all day making it tough for those of us cutting our...
What I understand is if they go off the season is 2 weeks long if not it will be extended.
That was very cool thanks
Whats a yellowtail tuna ?
Have a great time David
Yep I have an older model with the plastic star it literilly crumbled on my last trip out with it so I ordered the metal drag and had to push that...
Great reel for Yo Yo or flyline so yeah If you were to chose 1 reel to bring it would be a good choice
Cool David thanks for the upbeat report looks like it was a blast.
Yep I live in Chatsworth and take my reels in regularly they will usually do them while you wait I recommend leaving them and going to lunch then...
Cool Idea but so much to chose from already in the smaller sizes IMO
I went on a hike today and saw a big Gopher Snake arent they supposed to be hibernating this time of year. Just sayen.
Hey Jim since ya got 20 years wait about 6 when my kids are done with college and I'll join ya. In the mean time theirs still cod.
My 220 and 229 still my go to's for 15lb. and 20lb. Their at least 25 years old.
Very cool trip of a life time for sure.
Just for the record I went on a 1/2 day bottom fishing trip and it was a joke captain said he was'nt allowed to look for fish or burn gas had a...
Bitchen trip for sure thanks alot for sharing it.
Very cool G love the colors Happy B day
I chartered the Adraida with Pisces fleet on the 20th. with my 3 teenage kids come down and check out our catch.
Totally agree I always avoided freezing Dorado but Five Stars packing job of my Dorado last month is amazing.
Now thats how it should be at the lupe right there congrats.
They play by the rules and will sell you parts, accesories and swag but not complete reels.
Bitchen rod Bill
They offered the same deal the year before last as I was looking to pull the trigger on a 5 day with my son I wasn't sure I could afford the...
The 6.3 has a straight handle not offset with the new style grip and is the model before the current one I like mine its great on school size tuna.
Check out the Baja threads from Capt. Randall same general area looks like its gonna go off.
Probobly gonna be 4.6/1
Take it to Avet they will fix it in 10 minutes and I'll meet ya for lunch. :hali_olutta:
Did a 2 day in March boat and crew were a pleasure Mike does know were the big Red's lurk.
Huge thanks to Jim for his efforts
I don't see a date on this doucument is it in fact current ?
OK I know it now its been their a long time the owner of the Hotel Punta Chivato lived their when we first started going their in the early 80's.
So I totally get it is it west of the original hotel by the old ramp ?
I miss Chivato I used to go every easter is the Hotel you mentioned the old Punta Chivato hotel fisherman friendly again ? Thanks for the post.
Check for a spark
I seared a Yellowfin and an albacore loin from summer of 09 this past weekend packaged by 5 star it was excellent.
I thought that may be the case when I was posting as I've been out of that loop since 09.
It will be a Montage Hotel extremly expensive starts at about 800.00 a night in Beverly hills I was told by someone involved in the project that...
I fish all reals mentioned and would have no problem fishing paddy yellows with the MX but I think you'd be lucky to land a homeguard on the yoyo.
Very versitile set up I had a similiar set up with the 4.1:1 older model I used it for flylining for tuna, yellowtail and rockfishing.
Great pictures Cruz is such a bitchen island.
I always bring a few home and leave the rest with 5 star there proccessing is so superior to what you can do at home I ate some this past weekend...
Thanks for the update and a fine effort.
We did well in years past starting at Gilda and trolling north sometimes ending up as far as Carpinteria area/Arco island trolling big Krocs the...
I've tried all the tackle shops in the Valley and Bob Sands is the best.
My first bike was a Hodaka ace 100 then a 125 Honda elsinore I moved up the shocks on the swingarm in metal shop in high school in 1975 that was...
Nice work Bill
The JX is similar in size to your Diawa probably slightly larger and is a perfect 40lb reel the MX is not a 40lb. reel.
Always thinking eh Jimmy
Bill thanks again for making this happen on short notice
I was on the Pacific Voyager that same day they pulled up to us and had Mark go on channel 16 they talked a bit on the radio and that was it no...
I was on the Pacific Voyager saw you guys there the Navy puled up along side us also however they talked to Mark and that was it no boarding. My...
So the retrieve rate is the same with the JX and HX what makes the HX easier to use ? I seemed to have settled into my LX as my go to yoyo reel...
Would you say the SX raptor could be a go to yoyo reel even though it is 6:1 in high it's still a small spool ?
Was that Ironboy on that rig ?
Its just their for shipping remove it before fishing.
Very cool Bill
Colnett and finger bank was loaded with them last week.
Nice work Bill pleasure meeting your dogs last weekend.
Were on a mission from God.
Nice to see a report from Miguel those bugs are awesome
I didn't want to say it but I've been a contractor to long to count my chickens before there hatched. No ill will intended.
OK since you brought it up whats up with long range and multi day boats throwing trash at Sea I have seen this many times. This summer on a 5 day...
I never use plastic's bottom fishing in Baja as the Triggers rip the tails off and don't get hooked. Croc's are the best but seriously anything...
I did a day trip a few years back a little south of Puerticotos from San Felipe over Thanksgiving kept going till we could find somewere to launch...
I also fish a 6465H with 40lb. for bait and 50 for yoyo been great for both.
Bill Thats a Bitchen rod.
Bill save it for your Twitter.
George just gets bit the same way he has for years no flouro for him. I thought it was the gold hooks I never noticed the gold line.
I knew I shoulda brought you guys some Blue Fin! !!!!
Were did you go ?
You must have run the carbs dry before you put them up. Gas has changed alot since then it's dirtier and gums up quick. Nice though when the start.
Are you still gonna build rods ?
Very nice Spike
I fish my MXJ on a 8' 6480L works great.
I just got back from a 5 day on the RR3 I fished a 4' top shot of 40lb. flouro on 65lb. Izor Spectra for the first time on a JX6/3 I really like...
Please close thread.
So I just got off the RR3 yesterday, Joe ran the boat and said have a 60lb. outfit ready for the Kite when we were at the Lupe. Not many of us...
I was on the Rooster at the same time we looked all day for nothing except 1 stop first thing in the morning for a handfull of yellowfin till Joe...
Use a clothes pin or a swimbait without the leadhead.
HEy Julie I'm buried working till the 30th. when I hop on the rooster with my son. check out the rod Saltydawg is building him in the rod threads...
That sucks Bill hope you didn't get blood on my kids rod.
Thanks again Bill for going the extra mile to build this rod for my son.
Hey Julie glad to here you caught some fish.
Same as putting cards in the spokes of your Stingray with clothspins.
The new Baja Specials are in stores now 249.00
I saw some big ones brought in by a commercial fisherman when I was a kid in Morro bay in the 60's seemed wierd even back then.
There good about replacing missing parts for free and charge a fare price for reel repair.
Exactly how I use mine I couldn't remember how much Spectra It holds till your post.
MXJ 50lb Izor spectra and 20, 25, and 30lb. top shots no need for the MXL.
See ya in the morning were pumped up.
Try calling Avet.
Get the JX with 40lb. perfect for the 6470 put 50lb on the 113 on the Fenwick for yoyo put 30 on the SX and get a new rod for it 7' or 8' I like...
I took my then Girlfriend now wife their 19 years ago I knew if I took her there it would close the deal I even told her that we had been together...
Great report thanks for posting it.
Mines on a 6465h Black Steel great for Bait or YoYo
JX would be perfect LX is wider and unnecessary load it with 65lb. spectra and mono topshot 30-50lb.
Right said Fred
Nice Yellows man I miss fishing there.
Hey Spike I forwarded to a friend that will probobly buy one.
Great trip G ya know I invented the Snowy Grouper.
Hope to fish with you again soon.
Very sorry to here about Harley Hope you get a Yellow this weekend in His Honor.
Yep also since you have an older reel you can upgrade your handle as I did on my older JX and buy T-shirts etc.
You live in Encino your about 20 minutes from the Avet factory they will fix it for you in 10 minutes.
I started going there when Bill Alvarado owned it over 20 years ago and was awestruck the total experience fishing if the wind was'nt howling, the...
Amazing trip I want to homestead the house with the pool. Now I really want to put all the duel sport parts back on my bike. Thanks for sharing...
Thanks for the bitchen pic's we havent been out all year the Toy Hauler is falling apart from sitting it's killing me and my son We usually go to...
I bought a JX6/3 last month from Charkbait and it came with the new Aluminium clamp with a large hook holder.
Nice catch Melia
Amazing shots right there thanks for posting them.
My 13 year old Kid fished our Nov. 2 day with his Baja Special and 6 1/2' rod exclusively 40lb. line 2 for 2 on the Yellows We always find strong...
The trip was changed to the Cortez because Pac Voyager needed to go to the yard for maintenance
On our Nov. 2 day my 13 year old son fished 1 rod the whole trip A Penn Baja special with 40lb. on a 6'6" 765XL rod he went 2 for 2 on the YoYo...
Glad Bob had a good time I'll see ya around the hood.
What's a prior Mitzvah ?
I use bbq charcoal lighter fluid were gearing up for Dove springs and Jawbone lots of prep to do.
Yep add butter, pepper and lemon.
I just did 2 two days with my son Brandon on the Pacific Voyager one last weekend and 1 last month. He just turned 13 and I felt he was ready for...
It's a bottom fishing spot
I also have honey sabre's and honey Fenwick Pacific sticks over 20 yrs. old. They fish great My Fenwick 665HC with a tibbed 4/0 has been worked...
I was gonna call you the wife and I figured out this morning that it was pretty much behind your house my daughter Jordyn worked at the summer...
Throw Rapalas parallel with the banks the big Browns can resist em.
I do the same thing sometimes they slip by sometimes they don't.
Nice fish good to see you guy's catching and smiling the Dorodo you gave us was great ate it last night talk to you soon.
Yep Got a nice Yellowfin graphic no pocket though and reasonable
The walk in service is excellent usually a 10 minute turn around and there Swag is priced well also.
We all know that Avet does not check there e-mail
Wow great write up I was on Maui last week no fishing lot's of snorkling now I really need to go to Molokai.
Wish I coulda made it oh well looks like you had a blast congrat's you made a fine looking bride Thanks for the smoked Dorado damn good stuff...
My drag knob disappeared on my last trip off my Lx6/3 brought it into the factory and they installed a new one and upgraded the bushing , the...
So you never answered the question are you planning on paddling across?
Black steel 6465H
Sure do in and out in 15 min. cost about 20.00 Very good experience.
There probobly fishing. Since they don't sell retail maybe going through a dealer might be better. Just a thought.
Julie had I known you wanted a salute do you really think I'd deprive you?
It's the perfect wedding gift and affordable. Oh and my daughters are...
Julie next time I see you I'll have me and my kin folk give you a nice salute.
Congrats Bob and Julie.
My older 4:1 is a great 30 or 40lb bait reel.
Julie how do you cook with one arm?
Thanks again for the invite Julie. Kinda gutsy going to Cruz looking for calmer water. Take care of that arm.
I fished a mxj 6.3 at Colnett in nov. on a 6480l 50lb. spectra and 30lb top it worked perfect to test it the very big squid moved in on us and...
Hey Julie ,
Well you are now officially the only one in Chatsworth with a B.D. sticker as I no longer have the truck with the sticker.
We will be at Dove springs last weekend of the month 29' Ragin toy hauler white Chevy
Yeah I was checking out that crf in Elsinore retro thats bitchen right there brilliant Idea.
Hey Nick Banks is the shit watched my buddy in his deisel ford with your turbo pulling his 40' fifth wheel toy hauler loaded blow by me on the...
I think it was just the handle.
The last thing I needed was another 30lb reel but when the mx6.3 was on sale I just had to backed with 50lb spectra on a 6480L.
I bought a jx when Turners was selling them for 120.00 to move them out before the updated one's arrived. Took it on a 4 day and loved it fishing...
I have one on an old 6' 6" Fenwick Pacificstick with a tib frame I call it old faithfull It has a place on all my trips and does see a lot of...
Galloping Gourmet reruns
You should be able to get one from Avet in Chatsworth probobly free
I put mine on a 6480L great combo couldn't get it away from my 12 year old kid. Loaded it with 50lb spectra and 30lb top shot.
That's comfort food right there V8 whouda thought thanks for this one Rox I'm gonna try it also.
If you look at the filets back lit by the sun you can see the critters they look like white rice cut em out and cook em.
Ellie if you see a Chevy Electricial truck with a red yellowtail b.d sticker that would be me with what I thought would be the only one in...
The gap is also known for big Mako's and they will grab a gangion. Wev'e been busted off there lots of times rockfishing. Nice job exposing...
Sarkus at Avet told me the 6/3 can fish 80 and they do. Look whats goin on in PV.
felt the same to me as a stingray solid hour of pain then starts goin away.
Love Chivato thanks for the post. Are there Stingrays in close this time of year?
I mailed my older unit derectly to Lowrance they come with a ups label in the box or they used to anyway turn around wasent bad first try tech...
Same with me I stopped by to drop off a reel on the way to pick up my kids they said have a seat instead I left got the kids came back got my reel...
Hey take me fishing on that new boat of YOURS sometime O.K.
You can buy them derectly from Avet good prices but no pockets.
Nice Jeff thanks for posting
Defenitly a first class guy makes ya feel like family the moment he see's you get well Jorge
I ordered it on line from Halo Hatties.
Last Oct. I had my jx4:1 lubed,greased, and pinion bearing replaced for 20.00 in about 10 minutes.
Gotta watch the weather real close I took my 20' c.c. to Cruz and Anacapa many many times it can be like glass in the A.M. and have your ass...
The Avet factory is in Chatsworth not that far from you and they service your reels in about 15 minutes while you wait.
I think you should be focusing on a new rod for your j.x. and a 25lb. class reel for your new rod.
Your Saltist 40 with spectra and 40lb top shot will be perfect for tuna in the 2 to 5 day slot keep the sld handy just in case
My Saltist 40 worked awesome at the lupe like Steve said let the rod do the work.
Wow real nice trip congrats.
Man that sucks I can't count all the times I left rhe rig unattended even overnight in the motels and in the water with the keys in it in front of...
So Jeff ran from San Pedro to Cruz and Rosa how long did that take it appears as if it was worth the run thats for sure.
Thats what I call a Baja trip
What are you fishing for and what is the bait that would determine if the 6465h is ok if its sardines and guadalupe type fishing its perfect...
Nice Jeff thanks for reporting
I had 5 kids in my boat 3 are mine at Chivato a few years back fishing 30-40 feet with anything chrome every drop was a Trigger, pinto bass,...
Hey did you catch any fish? When I was a kid we used to get tickets on our dirt bikes we didnt go to a real courtroom we had to bring our parents...
The T-shirts need an upgrade, pockets.
I also live close to Avet they always take my reals to the back service them in about 10 minutes, paid 20 for my jx service and pinion bearing...
I'm feelen it
Bills a lucky guy lookin forward to meeting you guys this weekend
Both my trips to the lupe had amazing quality Yellows the likes I'd never seen and I'd seen my share first trip in July of 05 early mornig at...
Thanks gonna save this one.
You can also fish 40lb. on that reel. It's a very verisatle reel and works great in many applications on different rods. last time out mine was...
When I had a boat we would start at Cruz fisc Calicos in tight or beaches for halibut (like Chinese Harbor) then the area between Sana Cruz and...
Theres a trailer park/motel long funny name like Mamabalama with a killer restaurant (a little pricey buy baja standards but worth it) on the...
It did'nt seem very fishy when I was there a guy from our hotel with money to burn went out twice on a real nice boat each trip came back with 1...
Party boat fishing with my kid isnt just about fishing his favorite thing is the Galley the freedom to order at will and I let him his first trip...
I also met Sonny on the Rooster good guy congrats Sonny.
Is that a mixed drink?:cheers:
I've been using a Saltist 40 as my main 40lb bait reel and it's been great and filled with spectra it's just over 200.00 put it on a black steel...
Real happy nwith the guys at Charkbait I made changes 2 times on my order last month and they were real good about it.
Thanks Jaimie for taking the time to write this for those of us getting ready to make the longer trips
Real nice trip Dad and son thats what its all about I'm gonna do that trip with my son one of these days.
Thanks guys How does one go about banging the gookers and is that something I can bring the family. is it open season, should I book in advance ?
Leaving on the 22nd for 7 days anybody been/fished this island?
If you have attic acess I suggest getting an estimate on rewiring your lighting to modern standards and add lutron dimmers worth the money and a...
Nice pictures Doug it's been about 4 years since I've been to Chavito whats that building next to the boat ramp?
Dont ya just love a happy ending
Thats the beauty of Mike he may not call you back but he'll show up at the dock.
Those photos sure make me miss goin to cruz when I had a boat but we never slayed em like you guys do
When Alan says he had a long conversation with Sarkus he wasnt kidding. I walked in at Avet to drop off a reel and they were on the phone. I left...
Does each co. know what your doing? Looking forward to your results.
I'd guess the lake is loaded with fish not the fishing crowd there thats for sure pan fish on every cast if it's like Calabasas spawning bass...
Westlake is a private community only homeowners with elect boats have access. I have heard its got lots of fish probably stunted, decent catfish...
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