"2 Bimini twist cat paw together" - Can I get that in decaf?
Best Avet for kite fishing and somebody recommends an Okuma? Really? Any 30 or 50 size reel should be fine.
Royal Star was the trailblazer in this area. First to use RSW and put in all the work and infrastructure.
Great report and looks like all had a fine trip.
I hear you about "biscuits and gravy".
We stayed away from ringed hooks on a recent Guadalupe Island trip with the smaller baits simply because of the added weight.
Back to back 10 days? That is nuts.
Love that lady.
Shut the hell up. You bring politics into everything and it is very old. If you don't like the state, get the hell out.
Guadalupe/coltsniper - What I saw that worked. When a bait ball gets pushed up within casting range, cast into the fray and simply reel. The...
Squidco everyday of the week excluding Sunday's.
That was my point! Why the need for a great casting reel when your "butterfly jigging".
Why do people promote other company reels on a dedicated board?
Will not that trip end up fishing Guadalupe? If so the setups I saw listed above are not ideal.
Knew these guys would come thru for you Luke.
Here is that same name again.
Try the "Vintage Boats, Gear, Stuff" message board. They are pretty serious.
Here are my thoughts.
Prayers don't do shit.
34 dead will get buried as the individual agencies investigate.
Just like all these mass...
How far do you need to cast a butterfly jig?
What I learned, be prepared. Just when you get it figured out, the rules change.
But one thing does not change (ever). A hot bait will get...
Nice review. For those "haters" of Shimano reels. Really? The guy does an excellent review and you have to go and pee in the water. Grow up.
Larry Brown is a fantastic charter master and person. Going out with him in a month on RS.
That guy be an "a-hole".
Thank you for the report.
Right on in every suggestion wtrbrdm had up above, except the cigarette comment.
The worst thing about these long range trips is the cigarrette...
Let me see.
I went to a place of business and they screwed up my order. Luckily I noticed the next day and went back and got the rest of my...
I was in Squidco and one of the employee's phone starting given off the sound of line peeling off the reel. Me and another customer just started...
Don't take medical advise from a fishing website/message board. Consult a professional.
You guys find a million ways to say the same thing. The price is very economical for those that don't want to clean their own fish. I come home,...
I am all taken care of. Thanks Matt.
Thanks for the rod. It is nicer than I thought. Good job on the wrapping. Pleasure doing business with you.
Where you located?
Hey, I will come over to your thread. Likely nobody is going to present a Centaur, and in that case the Raptor could potentially work to plug my...
Would need an explanation and possibly pictures before a meetup.
Got an upcoming Isla de Guadalupe trip coming up. Don't let that United Composite rod gather more dust in your garage. Share the excitement and...
Note sure what is worse - 'Breeding age girls" or "tards". They are both morally offensive.
Any night time attempts for YT? How were the few caught, yoyo, surface, fly lining?
I just read on the Royal Star site that Tim E. said most of...
See you got head. My question is why? Trophy?
Future Darwin Award winner.
JigStrike - Worst trip ever. And the fishing sucked too!
The Captain (I honestly forget his name) had no plan. It was clear to everybody on the...
I was on a trip a few summer's ago, think the Captains name was Javier. Worst trip ever and the fishing sucked. Never heard of that Captain...
Bring the price down to reality levels and you might have some more interest. If it read $350 OBO people might see that you were realistic
Q105 --> That was funny.
I think a dedicated forum board for knots and connections is an awesome idea.
Now you are being a ....
I will pass.
To the guy who never tips. What an ass you are.
I took your advise but because of extended scopolomine use i got Meclazine confused with Mescaline and had a really great trip (it was far out).
I have several reels that I need to start converting from "half filled with spectra" to "filled with spectra". Maybe 8 or so reels. Not all at...
BFT 80# 2 weeks ago off New Lo-AN on an overnight trip.
"The only person lowering the bar, is you. You had high expectations on what you saw online and made that your bar of having a good trip."
Just throwing this out for discussion. I may be a fishing snob, but if I shell out the money for a 7 day trip and return to the docks with only...
Love Charkbait on-line. Not so sure about that "Taro" (?) spectra, but always get great service and products I am looking for.
nobody wants to shop in Sports Arena area. Too hard to get in and out.
What the hell does any of these even mean?
Had a bad batch of of Seaguar 40 Blue label last week. Losing my patience with that product.
Anybody willing to give me the low down on best way to enjoy the New Lo-an. Headed on 1 day trip Thursday night. Fished with Marcus long range...
bump. My favorite reel. Have 4 of them (1 Raptor).
Got several nice things. The best was a great pair of Costa Sunglasses. Gave them away the next day to a Royal Star deckhand from Cedros Island....
What Bill says.
Thanks for details of what was working.
YT are never to line shy (maybe while fishing bait). Then again, yanking them in on 40LB test might not be as fun as fishing then on 25 or 30....
Why would you go onto a sponsor type board and bash their product. Not cool!
Love my Avets.
I started process Friday and Claudia emailed and called today. Thanks Avet.
Like I needed another reel :)
Sent email today. Hope I am not too late.
Just curious. I have never, ever, made a reservation with any of the fish processing companies. And it has never mattered. Why do people always...
Good on you!
I actually think a Long Range trip trying to serve fancy meals is kind of silly. Most of the meals they prepare I skip for fresh fish, especially...
People like to make things way more complicated then they should be.
What Luke said.
Trolling reels take a lot of abuse. Why not spot the boat rig with the hot lure and be "Johnnie on the spot" when they say put them out there.
apogee - your true colors were shown
How does one go about mailing a reel to Okuma in Ontario for regular maintenance? Checked the website and BD Forums and most people are simply...
Not the most exciting way to fish Cedros, but slow trolling a mackerel definitely worked. Did not see boiling YT except for a few...
Richard was Santa Barbara. His grandfather started a restaurant there that is popular to this day. He did know Lompoc area as well, so you...
Got back yesterday. All action is on South to Southwest side. Weather was foggy to overcast to sunny, then repeat. There are still red crabs...
Why in the hell would you not simply buy them ringed?
Never heard of them so "googled" it.
ringedhooks.com says they are great value for high quality product. FWIW.
If the fishing is good I'll eat a soccer ball with bilge water. If I wanted fancy food, I'd ride Holland America. I opt out of most planned...
Do they have the fish going directly to slush bins yet (not getting dumped on concrete)?
Another tip I read (believe it was Wahoodad, not 100% sure) was to tie a short piece of the pink construction tape (google pink construction tape...
You never know. Bring several of each and hope they last.
Ice cube trays? Is there a "special" reason for this?
Trip coming up in early July. Looking for suggestions on key items to bring. Not thinking so much as fishing gear, but some typical comfort...
Fish Reports? I thought the site was for another discussion of best spectra to fluorocarbon connection!
Wish more people would put that philosophy to all aspects their lives,
What do you think the itinerary will be? I have a similar trip upcoming and gearing up is puzzling.
3/4's of people I see on a boat last walked into a gym during High School.
Cardio and legs are the key, after that shoulders, arms and backs....
"If you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything at all."
I am not trying to be a butthole, but come on, "bread plates". I apologize in advance.
That's a standard trip for me.
Doing several days in early July with Cedros Sportfishing. I have the ususal questions, but mostly tackle related.
YT - Surface and yoyo. the...
Don't be bringing work into this.
Those guys are buffoons. Several remind me of substance abusers. A couple panic whenever the reelclicker makes a noise. Still another is a...
Glad it worked out.
AA-OK Garage Doors in San Diego (Mira Mesa). Jerome is great.
Royal Star Albacore Burger. Been a few years since I had one.
sonofahab - Way to hi-jack the thread. And by the way, try getting up on the other side of the bed tomorrow.
To early for Lupe.
I have had all these same dreams as well. Funny how the mind plays these games. On one of my reoccurring dreams I have to rush home to get my...
I was there on a good trip last year, got a bunch and was stoked, and then got my fish cleaning bill (ouch!). Nothing wrong with only a couple of...
Thanks. How many did you hook/land?
What's an albacore?
yeah, and I have been in a big old hornets nest in the corner, and as I slipped out by reaching my rod out and around, somebody bumps my rod butt...
WHAT?? - Try using google.
The issue goes back many, many years. Trump has very ilttle (like 0) to do with any of this.
Pink is good.
Somebody had to go there.
Bummer. They lost a few days of fishing time for sure.
I like the "Fish Alarm" idea. I usually work with my bunk mate on this, if either of us get up and fishing is good, wake the other. Especially...
Go with the Titanic. Hear it is a great boat, unsinkable.
Good Luck all.
Not letting me embed (windows at work).
Google Guadalupe Yellowtail Youtube and enjoy.
This is what happens!
I get it. But for my "conscience", it is such a poor choice of resources, money, etc., I choose to not have participated in it for a long time now.
Straight spectra to flouro is key. A medium sized sardine pulling 50 yds. of mono is not what you want. Much more lively bait when you go...
San Diego appreciates you :)
92107? Call Joey or Josh at Squido and see if they have one. Or try 1 of many other places that service Avets locally.
Oh no, not the Ballast Point trip. Bad news, they like beer!
"Looking forward to our next 16 day trip together. By the way is it okay if we bring our poodle Serge on the boat with us? He just loves boat...
No night time dropper loop?
Thanks for great recap.
Luke from up in Laguna Niguel is another great guy who has helped out many, including myself. I had some questions about a 9 day trip last...
And how do I get one?
Heavy blue and white, Salas 6X, etc. That is your YT killer. Saw someone catch a tuna last Oct. on the flat fall, but might have been only one...
I got them for $14.99 each. They come in grey, gun metal, and gray :)
One sweet rod. Guess I'm a pussy. I caught a bass once, Shane!
That is funny!
Maybe multiple uses.
Try Youtube as well. Look for Long Range Mexico tuna fishing videos. There are some fun ones to watch, plus some instructional ones as well....
Check out the Washington Fishing Report forum. Lot's of guys there to share knowledge.
Love the MPA's. I am an environmentalist and a fisherman. You guys saying they don't help and the science is wrong and everybody sucks are just...
Gov Brown has been great. You guys need to stop listening to rightwing crap. Great state and lets keep it that way. I am so glad our coastline...
In all seriousness, if you have ever trained to run a marathon or triathlon you would understand what this athlete was doing. We are talking a...
"I did stay at The Dolphin recently"
I saw what you did there!
Take the rod to the store and try it out.
My vote is 60.
Another good trick - Hit the local Thrift Store and pick up a couple of low budget sweatshirts or light jackets. Something you can get...
Wow, sweet looking ride. You do awesome work and should feel proud.
people over things.
How many requests you think they would get if they were free? I can see handing them out at events, but not to anybody who requests one over the...
What does "groundfishing" mean? Never heard that one.
Tackle box/gear. If I were chartermaster, I would allow each paid passenger (in paid order) to place 1 "piece of fishing luggage" on the racks....
2 PL/68 white/glow in dark jigs.
Well, here is a new batch of photos . . .
Enjoyed the episode.
Ever since moving to spectra many many seasons ago, I have used top shots of anywhere from 100 - 200 yards. Having seen the light last year, I...
Immodium AD (sp).
"Bluefin in the early summer times, wahoo in the late summer/fall times."
Blaine nailed it. Take your pick.
Mike, Check your dates. I saw you pulling on tuna last October at Isla de Guadalupe? .
I used them last summer and they were fine.
But the issue of not having fish offloaded directly to bins is an issue for me. They should try and...
I am still looking. Not sure what happened to Tony. He is a great guy, hope he is doing okay.
Last time I was there (October) the Talica 20 II was the hot ticket.
You are fine, but. . . .
I like having multiple setups for when things are hot and furious. Nice to land a fish, put rod in the rack and grab...
Cancer sucks. Happy travels.
Beautiful work. Mark is a true craftsman. Enjoy that for many years.
But Tony has disappeared from the internets.
Looking to have a bunch of reels serviced. Mostly Avet's with a couple Shimano's (Gold Trinidad).
Who are the "go to" guys? Have used Cofee and...
Thanks for the report. Love reading these.
Things will change is my guess.
Wait till next year.
Guadalupe is worth it.
Nice reel. Somebody in HB should grab this.
Skip the show. You'll save all that money that you can use towards gear.
There are many great, knowledgeable people offering all kinds of help...
Great report Mr. Tani. I was out same time frame on Shogun. We sacrificed quantity for quality.
Who cares if your box is reduced by 5 or 10 lbs.?
You put it in your vehicle. You put it in a cart. The red shirts roll it down the...
I show up earlier then they tell you to be there, but nothing crazy. Maybe 30 minutes before. Not my style to wait in line for hours. No...
On the anchor, not worried about which side of boat, as much as current.
If the kite is going off regularly, I am going to try and fling a "butterfly" jig out on that side of the boat and see what happens.
I have the opposite story.
I am fly lining a bait, and a big old train wreck of people all clusterf^%^er'ed together are moving my way. I reach...
No backup rig while fishing the island. At least, that is my belief.
Put the three boats with active Guadalupe Permits on a calendar and you will see that this trip (Shogun Oct 6) is likely to have the island all to...
The JX Raptor should be your 3rd or 4th option right now for Guadalupe.
Utter nonsense. But you better make sure you put your boots on left leg first or there is going to be trouble.
Try pushups daily for a couple of months.
What's that saying? All the best jigs are on the bottom of the ocean.
Good luck on your sell.
By the time I load my gear for this trip there will be 4 rod spots left on the entire boat, the ones that go with my boarding #.
I go on summer...
Post the picture on the Vintage Board.
Dropping to the 25# fluorocarbon => Results indicate you made a smart decision.
I wonder if this little "show down" going on in San Quentin/San Martin Isle between locals and US Sportsboats carries over to Guadalupe and other...
You can donate to charity thru the Fish Processors. You send all or "too much" to Fish Processor, and tell them you only want so many pounds, and...
Think you should give away your gear so it is not a reminder to you of all that you are missing out on.
What's the address?
"Here's another broken hook pic...one of the few I hadn't ringed. I actually gave feedback to VMC. Their stance was that circles will break in...
"ringed mutu" ?
Black Hole Rail Rod vs competitor.
Okay, I am a little "under gunned" on rods and was thinking of adding a new "rail rod" for this trip. My...
50 in one night? Let's crush that rumor right now. It was wide open fishing and he felt like he could have caught 50 in a night, but they...
My Shogun trip starts October 6th (not the 3rd). Wondering how you are getting a head start?
"Poor Mr. YT".
Great question. I use low gear but always wondered what others were doing.
I just grabbed the final spot on this trip (Oct 6-Shogun/Bob Sands).
Looks like I will learn plenty from the caliber of people that are going on...
Jeff above realty nailed it. You should try and board the boat healthy and in good shape. Put a little time in before you leave the dock.
That is a whole lot of fish tacos.
Post a picture on the :Vintage" thread and those guys will tell you all about it. Better yet, do a search on that thread and read all about it.
I would be amazed it these boats were not required by the Coast Guard to have a fully stocked First Aid kit/station. What Wahoodad said is scary.
"Go on the Alan Tani 5 day on the Spirit of Adventure in June. Sara and Co. take them straight from the boat to processing! We don't use...
Five Star does an excellent job. I am no way want to step on the fact that I have enjoyed their services from time to time and they are top rate...
What's with that 1 Salas JX JR silver in second to last photo (top one)? It has a single hook on top and bottom?
Bought one before I saw the additional rec's. Pretty happy with how Chris answered my questions and made specific recommendations.
Any rec's on best place to purchase an 16 SEA? Looking for deal on free spectra, etc.?
Push up those bigger grade YFT's?
And that is how you do it. Great read and great attitude.
Nice. Used to camp and surf there a lot in 76 - 82, Always were lot's of fisherman there.
Yes. I have spectra with 100 ft top shots of 40 #. Works great.
I was on one of those sporties you saw and we limited out on reds. Few lings and 4 big fat butts to boot. Beautiful weather.
Offshore 1 day, YT fishing at island the next, and1 more offshore the last day.
Paddy's will be explored and a chance for dodo's, but have...
When I drink to much soda pop, I make gas!
When I was a little kid, I would use my rock cod rig. Loaded with the best mono filament line, I could get that kite higher than all my friends...
Congrats on a successful trip Jerry.
For those who might not know, Jerry owns JRI Jigs and they are very "fishy". If you like throwing iron,...
I.m going 80/60 this season. Big fish right now.
"Lets see now...there's 50-200 BFT local, big YT and WSB down the coast, and YFT and grouper on the ridge and maybe an occasional Hoo. Sounds like...
I just PM'd you.
I have a rental in San Diego and I use American Heritage Properties to handle all the management part. Google then and you will get some...
Going away for a week or so. This site right now is not usable.
Surface iron. Extra sweet catch.
There have always been sharks That is a given. But at spots frequented by the San Diego Long Range fleet, what have been the adaptations of...
"Can of mouthwash"? Did I read that right?
That fish wore itself out dragging that Boston Whaler around. Only way you could catch that on 60 # string.
You mentioned baby steps. I have fished Royal Star many times. Note that many here are better anglers then I will ever be and this plays...
Yeah, more details on the bucket. Did it have a handle?
I have seen them caught on the troll at the "G", but never any other way.
Interested. Can you send me some pixs?
I'm going to use all my $$ for actual gear. I'll use whatever crappy bags I find in the garage. I do have a green army bag that my wife got me...
love the the jig box.
Fish the bow on tuna drifts.
Lupe and Alijos (I have never fished Alijos) are bigger and meaner. They got that "Home Grown" attitude. Plus they have more structure to use to...
As somebody upthread pointed out, do more exercising than just walking. Most scary situations I have seen (way less than others, I am sure)...
At an Island, for sure.
Home Depot, cheap ones.
Check the offshore weather as well. Might make staying close an easier decision.
Pick a trip and then talk to the office about gear and such, and let them advise you what to get, etc. They will help you out all along the way....
beef jerky, monster drink (case). Not alcohol.
Last year on a 7 day we parked behind SCI. My Captain didn't hesitate to stick in US waters.
Friend of a friends cousin told him about a guy who claims he heard it from the 7-11 clerk.
Garry, I changed your quote for amusement, in the view of foreigners:
"My problem is not with the American people... it is with their corrupt...
Post some pictures!
Wow, some rational thoughts and opinions (Steve and Lake), and then (the amazing part) not being completed demonized by a bunch of idealistic...
Alijos - Where are those YFT that used to hang out there? Catching 100 # YFT on the hook would be nice.
If anybody things some Mexican Government official is reading BD forums to garner information about what is happening in their waters, I refer you...
No, it looked more like this drawing. The top portion was a little indented with a X pattern. The middle had a blue section. It was identical...
Looking to try and find a jig that I used to see fished with on the Royal Star.
Crewman Greg could sling the iron. He used to have this setup...
Owner gorilla. For Blue fin, step up to Mutu or Super Mutu.
You must be bringing a boat.
You get bait from "Everingham" bait on San Diego Bay. Likely only small anchovies, but possibly some...
Karma baby. I want as much as possible.
Nice deal considering that handle. If I didn't have 3 of them, I would jump. Enjoy the bump.
The processors are all fast. Not sure why you would ever need a reservation. I am local (San Diego) and I tell them (Fisherman's Processing) to...
Thanks for the great report. Sounds like a huge success. Gave me good idea for my upcoming 7 day.
bmwmini - Thanks for the offer. Looking to get something a little less pricey.
I realize you can say whatever you want, regardless of how silly it makes you look. The guy, on a Avet Message thread, asks a specific question...
Trying to find in San Diego. Will keep you in mind.
Looking to pick up a couple of used sticks for upcoming trip. Not looking for anything cosmetically perfect. Can pick up in San Diego.
Fishybuzz - White vinegar? I don't know about that. I can handle almost anything, but a strong vinegar scent gives me headaches. I would not be...
You realize this is the Avet Message board, correct?
I'll take a shot.
Day 1 - travel south
Day 2 - offshore, YFT
Day 3 - Island YT
Day 4 - Island YT in AM, leave at noon for offshore grounds
Man the amount of "Karma" you have for going "above and beyond" must be enormous. You should play the Lotto or something.
Buck a pound is peanuts, considering once you have all those chunks of premium tuna and all the bartering you can do (wink, wink) it is way worth...
Yes to BFT.
Thanks for report.
That may turn out to be the call of the decade. Check this out ->...
Great deal on those gift certificates. $200 gets you $250. I will be there.
Captain Ed McEwen - BFT Master
"Patience is a virtue"
Okay, you got all your gear, you travel on day 1, seminar clues you into the game plan, wake up following morning and the...
"The old newell has served it's purpose, and deserves an easy retirement."
If you want to get rid of it, I could be interested.
Those new Torium HG's are pretty nice reels. I have held them in shop only. The freespool was more than adequate. But why noy use the Newell?
Mark does tryuly some amazing work. I just got some cedar plugs from him that are worthy of being on display in a gallery somewhere. These...
Last I checked, that be salt water behind the boat, and if I wash my clothes in salt water, they might not be all comfy and such.
Almost want to start a thread of things you don't want other's to bring. Olive Oil would be on there, as might an exercise bike, hair dryer, etc.
Loved the diary and pictures. You guys are lucky "bustards".
There are three parts to that article in case you missed that. Just saying. And your welcome.
Never say never.
"I like bottom of gill and out between the two fins on the bottom side... I don't cast my live bait, obviously"
Kind of hard to do when nose...
"I am also aware that Ken Franke is our guy with SAC, negotiating for loosening of these regulations to allow us to catch and keep a few Bluefin...
I bet things change unpredictably at least 2 or 3 times by then.
What was cost?
When do you attaché reels to rods? After departure. Most anglers board boat with reels and rods separate, and use the travel days to piece...
This thread is still alive?
Breathable underwear. REI. Bought it for backpacking, but use it also for fishing. They dry extremely fast, so you can wash them in sink and...
This is my kind of fish report. Most excellent.
July is traditionally very early for the "G", but with warmer el Nino conditions, who knows.
If I could get away fishing 60 #, I would, but it...
My girlfriend was down there recently. Little breezy if you catch my drift [email protected]!#
Somewhat related. Take a big size hydrogen peroxide and pour generously over both hands at least once a day. Whatever little nicks and cuts you...
Sure, blame the GF for your red Avet fetish.
I have never had anything stolen on a long range trip, nor do I want to have to worry about locking my bag or tackle box. Not saying it doesn't...
Yeah, and what about those fake moon landings, that was epic, huh bro!
Price is a great reason to go south as well. Those full day trips can easily run $225 or more. just for a ticket, and then usually some added...
Everyone says get weight on board, but I think you should bring minimum amount. Maybe 1 or 2 each of 12/16 oz for dropper loop, and several...
They will take care of you. If you want to borrow a rig hit me up a couple of weeks before your trip. I have no problem helping out a new long...
Way to modest. Sweet work there.
Put away your guns and stuff. Most sea lions never come close to sport fishing boat, so stop with the SeaWorld and PETA crap.
It's no great conspiracy, just an out of date idea. Everybody should write/email F & G and ask them to change policy. Also, there are likely...
Beautiful work. Can't please everybody.
30# = awesome
LOL - Think Tom is referring to his acid trip to the Sierra's in the 60's.
The two you questioned, leave home.
Interested in GF700H. Sending PM now.
Good luck with your sale.
Seems like you got off to a bad start. Just so you know, there are some "doucebags" who come on here and rip people...
I am highly disappointed with you. You have not learned the first rule of being a true fishing ho!
You never, ever, did I say never,...
Get real. Stay where you normally would, and pay the extra $5.00. You pay a couple thousand for a trip, and then get pissed because a hotel...
What is story on the Amberjack? Where, how, how much, etc. ?
You guys should save your money rather than throwing it into an institution that is not going to succeed. History is not on your side.
I was on a trip 15 or so years ago. This guy has 10 beautiful matching rods, with 10 brand new nice reels, and one hot girlfriend who fished...
If you take a TLD 30 and put a couple of bills into it you might be fine. But then the question becomes, why not go with something brand new out...
"Shimano TLD 30 II" - I don't think so. Just my silly opinion.
Just sign up and go on a trip. You will love it, and whatever boat you choose will be your forever favorite boat. You might check with office...
I do "Give a Fuck". So much so that I didn't even read the article.
I try to leave things better than I found them. I hope that random people...
That is completely false. Look at Kansas or Mississippi or Texas or many other red states. They offer nothing in the way of healthcare or...
Another head in sand stuffer. I ignore anything that I don't want to believe. la la la la to facts.
You guys are all wrong (: Goggle "JRI Jigs" and let Jerry set you up. You will get excellent jigs, and better customer service.
World records are stupid. Most are bought and paid for now-a-days. If you have a billion dollars, private boat, and unlimited time, go ahead and...
Nice photos - mostly fresh water.
Who fucking cares is my opinion.
Last day of a 7 day trip this summer on Royal Star. 97.8 lbs
I remember those Guadalupe homeguards. Wonder if we ever get a chance again.
[ATTACH] I don't capture many yellowtail pixs. Found only this one from July 2012,
Screw Harbor Freight Outhouse. Go to a local hardware store, or look around locally and find something used for a couple of bucks. No reason to...
If the fishing is good, the food tastes better. I actually swap out about half my meals for fish instead, or ask for a half portion with full...
Did you leave it on the boat? Maybe it went back out on next trip? Check with boat office. Man, that really sucks if you lose the gear.
Like the SXJ. If somebody does not claim that, I might bite.
Star got into them as well. Nice write up by Tim E last night on the Royal Star site.
Okay, I'll be the designated jerk. Why is this on the long range forum?
Thanks for responses so far. Much appreciated.
Okay, time to learn how to service my own reels. Have lot's of Avet's, some Shimano's (TLD's, Torium's, older style Trinidad's), Penn's (squider,...
Good Luck Jerry.
Yeah Raimond, and the Apollo astronauts never left earth, Big Foot exists, and the Boogieman lives under your bed. Get a life (or should I say...
Not saying you are wrong/correct, but your response does put you in "butthole" category.
I second, or third, etc the accolades for Jerry. Great jigs and even a better guy.
Sardine fish down deep (see rubber band weight)!
Anything is possible, but your success rate is going to be very, very low. If your only goal is to catch one on a "popper", stick with it and you...
Last week I was "jones'ing" for one more quick trip to score some tuna. Do not know the local boats well, but the ones I did know were all...
Whatever happened to if you don't have anything to add to the conversation, don't? This thread could have turned into something useful, like...
Screw the guys who jump on a thread to berate and criticize others. I am glad our tax dollars go to things like earthquake safety, Coast Guard,...
Thanks all for input. Much appreciated.
We caught them with a view of backside of San Clemente Island a few weeks back. Good ones to (82 and 97 lbs to be exact).
Agreed Jake. Thanks.
Generally fish longer trips - Couldn't resist so signed up for the El Dorado/Pt Loma Sportfishing.
Could somebody help me out what to expect...
zero effect. Swells are not the same as wind and disorganized sea. Have fun.
Most people I encounter on a long range trip haven't seen a gym since high school.
Last trip those Pacific Mackerals tore up the area between...
Hydrogen Peroxide. Under $2.00. Keep a bottle outside and twice/three times a day rinse hands completely. Watch the germs foam away.
Used a Calstar rod (don't have specs in front of me, will be a couple of days before I could look) with a LX 2 speed (spectra to mono top shot,...
97 lbs 2 weeks ago.
97 lbs 2 weeks ago.
You guys are all getting played . . . . This is a joke.
Bragging . . .
Bring a making bait rig, 1 30, 2 40, 1 50, 1 60, and an 1 80 rig and you are all said. Don't overthink it.
I did same exact time frame and length of trip. Barely passed San Martin Island, fished all 7 days of trip, quantity and quality of 3 species...
Do not believe this is true.
Watch, Learn, apply. I like to start with basic lures/colors (Salas 7X, mint, blue and white, scrambled egg) and adapt to what I see from my bow...
Thanks. I am amazed that in Asuncion they are talking of the sports fishing season starting a month eariar than normal. I always thought they...
Need to pair up this reel with a rod for upcoming trip. Will be used to mainly throw small baits offshore at smaller sized tunas if the...
If you go Avet, go HXJ-Raptor.
Yep. You should do back to back to back 1.5 day trips. "That's the ticket".
I went to the link. At $99 a piece, and meant to be trolled at 26 knots (?) I doubt that fits the application intended by the thread author.
The thread has gone on forever.
But why no sardines? I am not buying the warmer water theory as they have sardines in Cedros and the water there...
What are we talking about here?
Get some cheap Maui Jim imitation at Costco. No way I am paying $200 for sunglasses to wear on a boat with a bunch of fisherman (What could...
Meet me at the corner across the street from the liquor store. Bring cash!!!
Do it. The longer the better. Get them away from all the normal crap they are in to and let him experience the real world. Fishing, dolphins,...
That last Roosterfish pix is a monster.
I'll play devils advocate for grins.
1 30 #, 1 50 #, and 1 60 # should suffice. You could likely bring the extra reels in your bag and if you...
Ah, maybe it's the photographer.
Great idea. I support it.
Outhouse, I run like you. Legs and cardio get sufficient work. The best exercise (IMO) is incorporating everyday things into your plan. Always...
Someone up thread already mentioned hydrogen peroxide. Best $1 investment on a fishing trip you can make. All those little scraps and hooks from...
/snark = just kidding
"What does a charter master do?" Whenever you need a cup of coffee, a cold beer, your kite rig set up, ask the charter master to drop everything...
Kind of depends on all of the 30 or so variables that might come into play on any particular trip/boat/"insert species here"/tide/weather/"insert...
See, think, react. What's that definition of insanity? Keep doing ............
Nice read. Tnanks.
Big Oil once prevented the elimination of lead from gasoline (which resulted in many, many deaths and debilitating brain diseases) by employing...
What was all that crap a few years ago when a bunch of BD's were very protective on this topic and it was almost forbidden to question what was...
Another rocket scientist.
I'm reading and enjoying. Thanks
I would say three rigs are important.
1 40 lb rig
1 50/60 lb rig
1 40 lb rig
I think having 2 40's is very important. When you are in the...
It is a huge investment in time to head into Ensenada before going offshore to the "Lupe". And you never know what it is like when you get...
Don't be cheap after spending thousands on a trip. Last thing you want is to have all your ducks in a row and second rate hooks and line. Pony...
Contact this guy down in San Diego. He builds, refurbishes, etc. Does good work.http://sandiego.craigslist.org/ssd/spo/4460746706.html
Look to the North.
Awesome roundup. Much enjoyed.
You need to be there. If you want to send me an envelope full of bills I'll take care of things for you. Actually I would do it for you, but I wont.
I say this not as an advertisement for this local San Diego company, but as a favor to those in the area who might save a bunch of...
Best _______ ever! insert a noun and the previous sentence works.
Jeff has karma on his side.
Good thing about the LX 2-Speed is that they are easy to pick up second hand for a decent price. I got a couple for between $200 - $300 (don't...
You need some good live bait setups. I'm not sure of some of your mentioned gear, but think at least 2 30 lb setups, 2 40 lb, and 1 50/60. For...
A couple each of 30 and 40 pound live bait setups. Maybe something bigger just in case. Likely 6 or so rigs will have you covered. When you get...
Looking to pick up a few jigs to use on a summer trip to catch White Sea Bass. Every few years or so on these trips we make a night stop and try...
Bunch of haters. I know people who lived on boats, went around the world at very young ages. They grow up to be responsible loving people...
You need to show the "forktails" some respect and get a pretty rod to hold that raptor
Use gear provided.
Excellent photos. Thanks and congrats.
When did a 5 day trip become "short"?
I agree with all the previous posters. Those MX's feel perfect when fishing light (30#). I have 3 LX 2-speeds that I load with 40#. I also...
Leave things better then you found them!
"Worst Day on the Water is Better than Best Day at Work"
It is an accepted fact in the scientific community (not scientists employed by oil companies) that burning of fossil fuels has added crap into the...
Get a good used 2-Speed LX. I got a couple for around $200 a while back. Then you will have all the advantages - ability to fish 30 or 40 #,...
But why not wait 5 more months, spend a little more, and the worse you will do is catch a bunch of yellowtail and hopefully some tuna.
Tom Walker with a nice 262 YFT. Congrats Tom.
What kind of site is this?
"Tell her you would love for her to go. Or maybe I should give you my address as my husband doesn't fish. :rofl:LOL "
I am not even sure what...
Click within the area to narrow down the areas. Once you get it down to Baja, you can click to go forward for up to 5...
Zip ties with reels already on the sticks. if I bring 14 rods (2 people), maybe 3 bundles of 4 to 5 rods per. They might get a scratch or two,...
I say a 40 # BFT fights harder than a 40 # YFT in open water.
Go with your gut (initial thoughts).
Nice smile frame!
Don't most of the boats sell you wire leaders at next to cost on these trips?
Love these rods. Sorry you can't have mine, but here's a bump for you.
Even if you can manage to go, do you really want to? What a pain in the ass, sleeping in bunk, shower, not being able to tie knots, etc. Why not...
Kind of creepy dude.
Been on the boat like 15 times, and who cares. They all are great for what they are, shit if you want a AAA rated cabin on Royal Caribbean...
JOEYTOOCH is another slime bucket dirt bag rip off artist as well. Do not do business with this asswipe.
Nice catch :)
Bummer. Doesn't sound like much fun at all!
Wow. Where were you fishing, Lake Poway? That was one flat ocean.
They come in from the west and this year headed more north of us. Maybe next year. Go look at the Washington State fishing board, they are...
80 # spectra with 60 # mono top shot and hope you guys find the bigger model BFT's in a biting mood.
rza007 nailed it.
And switch out the mono each night on any reels used that caught fish. Pretty cheap when you only have 50 yards or so.
Wow. Little overreaction there. I try to give people the benefit of doubt and believe he was just trying to show a "little sarcastic wit"...
Looking to add a little more stealth for my upcoming 7 day trip. Wondering if anybody has a HX Raptor that they would be willing to part with?...
Pacific Star at Seaforth - https://secure.fishingresos.com/pacificstar/schedule.php
Good guy, check them out!
Going to be a wild ride this summer
Royal Star Sportfishing!
I got a bunch of Avet's and looking to learn how to service one of these by myself. One is a little grumpy right now and looking to take care of...
"It tastes good if you cook it right"
Couple of 40# bait rigs. Both of those jig rigs will work. There getting school size tuna's, and jumbos. Be nice to have 2-30 rigs, 2-40 rigs,...
The Royal Star report for yesterday (put up this morning) is pretty epic.
Great report and advise. Much appreciated.
What size yellowtail would you feel comfortable handling with a Curado 300ej? Tempting.
Danny, Those are the obvious choices.
How about some more exotic ones? Anyway a Curado would work on this thing? If so, which one....
Help me match this rod to a Shimano reel. The idea is to bring it on my 7 day trip end of July. Was thinking of using it as a 30 lb rod to throw...
Danny, mail gets picked up tomorrow.
Danny, I texted you back. Can easily meet one of your drivers most anytime of day. Look forward to making this happen.
Where you live?. If the answer is SD, I will take it.
Everybody's opinion differs.
The LR fleet all (that's every single one) have great crews. What I think or need is different than what more...
Oh boy, this is going to go ugly fast.
What's wrong with the Rocks?
Was hoping that this place would get into gear so these 7 day summer trips could have another option for quality...
The video. I saw 5 or 6 things.
!) The guy was in panic mode the whole time.
2) He banged a couple of guys in the head with his rod.
Wide open tuna bite on the Pacific Voyager! - YouTube
I hate the guys that think the booth in the corner is their personal booth.
"Or maybe park in front of that a-hole neighbor you dislike for a few minutes." I have a feeling a couple of your neighbors might think you are...
Bad place for this post, but would think other long range anglers might appreciate.
If you live in San Diego, the Squido Pre-Father's Day sale is...
Go to the Excel website and look around for their recommend tackle for 7 - 10 days.
"from Sacramento" - likely just poor journalism.
"How many strippers are you bringing? I'd check them out." Nice quote. What about the Pacific Star? It should be back to San Diego pretty soon....
I am always amazed when somebody gives specific information looking for advice, and people just can't help but try and offer advice that is...
Freaking nice BFT there (BFT#225). What you going to do with your screen name when you catch one over #250?
Tuna up to 40 pounds.
Those fish will work you pretty well. Here is one from many years ago on the RS. This came in at 135 caught on the bigger gear while chasing...
Incredible day of fishing.
Scotty's "Magic Gold" furniture polish after washing with soapy water. The infomercial "Mr. DUI" did in the Royal Star galley was hilarious....
"These bastards" - Dude, your the bastard.
Good accurate article. Don't see what the issues are.
Gaviota Pier. Do they still have the self propelled boat winch to drop your boat in the water? Did that many times and fished on the way back...
What's the method with the orange zip ties on the wahoo's?
Good luck and congrats on the upcoming little one.
I am always a little amazed when I hear somebody say that they are only going to fish a...
Let me get this straight. You're asking a bunch of gear junkies if you should bring "one" or "more then one" of something. What did you expect to...
I might be interested if it's still around in a week. I'll help you out for now by giving you a bump.
Yeah, that was a pretty pathetic post.
Funny how all the responses to the article are people who say that scientists and the media always lie. People should use common sense. You...
I was on the Royal Star many many summers ago.
A couple went on the trip (trust fund kid and his girlfriend). The guy had like 10 customized...
Don't use zip lock bags.
Tough gig for you, I am sure :)
If you get on a Avet sponsored trip you might have a chance at winning a reel. Then again, you might not. Look on the classified board for a used...
The National Rifle Association is a scam. Pure and simple. There's no larger message there, there's no nuance you need to parse out, nothing: They...
I like the fact that the store ones are wrapped tight in a plastic package until I want to use one, and then I throw them away when done. Couple...
There is this commercial on TV (not sure of product) and some guy in a suit is talking to a bunch of kids around a table, and the one kid says...
Looking to fill a position here in San Diego. Person needs to be experienced and nave worked with google and mapping of vehicle routes.
Appreciate your report. Curious, what age is your son?
Some secrets the locals have been keeping to themselves.
1) Gear - Travel light. Help yourself to hooks, jigs, and flourocarbon from any open...
Romel, I got a 533 5.5. Thinking it's not the P or J series, but not sure. I am also in Mira Mesa. I'll check for a message in a day or two to...
It's all good. Now do that same lenght trip in the summer and you will be forever hooked.
Same as the other ones, just manufactured on other side of the equator.
I never heard of anything different other than it being the other way.
A few selected shots. My son Josh on his first long range trip (see those boots Mackeral), and me giving a thumbs up. Johnnie and Curt towards...
Sean was a good man. One trip a few years ago he pulled me aside and set me straight (long story). It meant a great deal to me at the time....
I bought a pair last spring and never wore them once. Problem was I could not get them off my kids feet. He fished hard for 6 days and never had...
I used that same rack during your last longrange trip. I had to adjust things to handle the larger diameter rod, but overall it worked...
I need eye patches after seeing that post on page 2. And some bleach.
Congrats to boat and angler John P.
When the captain says to fish 60 lb.
Boat rods dude.
Was on trip before. Like shooting fish in a barrel. That little one is a "ham"!
I'm usually leery of guys who say "Check out my rod". I'll give you this one.
Try this site.
Fishing aboard the Long Range boat Royal Star on August 3, 2012. Last day of fishing on a 7 day trip. I had already broken down my gear...
Just did my first trip of the year. After last year I decided to purchase some new gear and join the new generation with smaller, ligher, more...
My clamps worked perfectly last trip. Thanks Dave.
Fishing was good for your time frame.
Call the landing you plan on going out of, and ask them the question. Different operrations 'may' have different policies.
Yellow nail polish for the hands, blue for the toes. I got 4 more days and if work wasn't kicking my butt I would go off the deepend.
Do what John wrote. That was good stuff.
So what is working out there on the Blue Fin grounds?
What size line and/or flourocarbon leaders? Hook sizes? Ringed hooks? Anybody catching any...
Carolina Stoppers work to keep weights away from bait as well. They look like Jujubes Candies we ate as kids. They have a slit down the middle...
Isn't the new guy supposed to bring gifts (hooks, jigs, etc) for all the veteran long rangers? I think I read that somewhere . . .
Thanks. I received the clamps and installed a few and they work great. Awesome job dude.
What happened to all the jigs? bump.
"Did the Star ever advertise these trips. I don't see them on the boat's website? "
They have been pushing these hard for the last several...
Looks like JOEYTOOCH and I have a deal. I got a couple of other offers (TOTSU and rgreve) so maybe PunkRockCPA and then can strike up another...
I see you are in El Segundo (upon some digging).
This was meant for another forum (opps).
And nobody calls into question the inflated oil costs. There is still no reason gasoline prices should be above ? $3.00 ? per gallon....
It's definately not beat up. The only blemish is the sticker on the non lever side, and a rough mark on bottom of that same side (see sixth...
Here goes the pictures. The reel is in great mechanical shape, and really only one blemish physically - the sticker on the non lever side is a...
I could do you pictures tonight (reel is at home, I am at work). I will look later and see if you are still interested.
I am interesested. I would take 2 small, and 2 large.
Squidco opens at 9:00 AM. You might try asking them. 619.222.8955
Did I read you were renting from H&M? If so, cancel that and call your boats office and tell them you need gear. They will let you "use" their...
Every single person totally took what I said out of context and ran with it. What I said was --->>>>> that everybody was working within the...
Hook covers? Aren't those cute :)
I realize that I am on the extreme other side of this issue here on the Bloody Deck forum, but I suport the MLPA closures and think they are a...
Enjoy the reel. Let me know about that yellowtail.
I got one you can take off my hands. I will PM you. I am in Mira Mesa.
Some good deals here. Hope they sell fast.
Sold. Thanks for the interest.
What Sactotuna said.
How many rods you bringing on your trip?
And he bought one from me. Seems like the right site to me!
Pending sale to L3GEND ANGLER.
"Don't be in the Dark with your Cleaned Fish. Go with Fisherman's Processing".
Does one of your local tackle stores work on reels. Bob Sands or others? I know down here we have some that do. Heck, you might be able to call...
Thanks NorthShore for the reel. Very happy and thanks again for driving down part way. Hope you have a fantastic trip.
Was out at Sqidco today and stopped by the Avet booth. Met Rick and Al and they were both great to talk too. Thanks again for the fishing...
For Sale: Sold - Used Newell C338.5
This reel is somewhere around 10 years old. I only go on one long range trip per year. On some of these...
I got a Newell C338.5 that isn't being fished much. Let me know if interested.
I will not fall thru. Look forward to meeting up with you Saturday. We can work out details Friday. Eddie @ 858.735.0662.
I sent you a PM. Interested in the JX/LX (again).
Can you ship the LX to San Diego (or meet half way)? If so, I would like to purchase it.
Interested in the JX. Any chance you are heading down to San Diego anytime soon?
Pick carefully because whichever one you choose you are going to love.
I had to recant my offer. I appreciate your response. I don't think that LX should have a problem selling.
I'd do the LX 2 speed for $300. Let me know.
So, if my garage gets hot during the day, say 100+ degrees, maybe 10 or 20 times a year, I should toss my flouro and from now on store it in the...
Those Shimano Terez's are designed to be fished with the Talica's. Check them out, pretty cool I think.
End of July/early August 7 day - advice needed. And by the way, I have gone thru almost the entire Avet thread going back a few years, and really...
"If you are gonna go, there are worse ways. Condolences to family and friends". Somebody up thread said this and I just cut and pasted, could not...
Royal Star got on a few Blue Fin Tuna yesterday. Sounds like Northwest of Alijos Rocks (I am speculating) Sounds like more boats heading to the...
Squidco is a great little place. I was also in Angler's Choice the other day (closer to the docks if you need to walk from boat) and was happily...
Devils are going down. Go Kings!
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