I was there yesterday with my son and his friend on my son's shamrock. We had a straight tuna murderthon. Limits for 3 before noon. All really...
I won't pull on a big fish drunk as a monkey, lol.... LIAR!!! Hahaha
Huh, oh. I'm up to almost 1800 posts, I better go clean the fish blood from...
Hell ya! Congrats
It'd be a start
That shits toy! Trash. Just takes a little bit longer. I've had 3 dump trailers stolen. All were locked. I had one with a bad assed "U: bolt/ball,...
The Federal Marine Mammal Protection Act is a big crock of shit (at least in regards to sea lions).
Imagine if they had just one day a year when...
It's a federal crime to even harass one. Like a 28k fine n up to a year (federal prison).
All Fkn thieves need to die horrific deaths
Dang, no Cedros either. Hmmm
Just picked up a few reels from Okuma after getting them serviced. Grabbed a 2020 Okuma product book. Didn't see Andros or Metaloid reels. Did...
I went little over a month ago. Had great Wahoo fishing. I got my 2 largest on bait. Actually my first time fishing bait for hoo (shoulder can...
Hope Bill is ok, really enjoyed fishing with him
Ya, saw it out there (no flag in MX water), then again on our way in rocking flags as it headed towards the point.
BTW, we did very well on YFT
Good way to get in a whole lot of rail time.
I doubt any of the boats are doing that on a 8 day unless there's big chubasco's just stacked up on...
I guess I should stop peeing off the stern, they might like nightcrawlers too.
I used a bunch of mono on my last 10 day just because.
Would you believe I actually caught a lot of fish!?!?!? Even got the jackpot, imagine that....
Every sport boat on every trip I have ever been on has gone over where the escape hatch's are, extinguishers, etc. during the safety meeting.
You huck it into a foamer and reel like hell, hoping to foul a fish.
Beer is not just for breakfast anymore
Hey Sody! Your bad ass soda's got way too much sugar for your buddy. I don't know if he drinks, but, not to get drunk, drink a - cool, not ice...
Don't eat yellow snow, plant your corn early, look before you cross the road. How many "tips" you want?
Doesn't really matter what knot you use, just learn to tie it well.
You can basically do everything from tying terminal tackle to making a spectra...
Well.... First off, you gotta get yourself a custom made "Farmer" headband and use a cricket for bait (I think Scobey was on the previous trip and...
Phenix Black Diamond PSW700XH with an Avet MXJ Raptor....for #30 bait (#50 Spectra and #30 fluoro topshot)
Great reel for up to 50 lb (lotsa drag...
Nice report. Glad to see everyone had a good time. Congrats
You bet it WAS salvageable. Got the call from our friend (who we were supposed to buddy boat with the following day) that his boat is beached at...
Me too. Nothing better
WTG Dad! I have 5 sons. I've enjoyed watching them light up when they hook a fish for years. Nothing beats that feeling and they NEVER forget
Does anyone know what the penalty would be for not having the bracelet? Or, even worse, photocopying an old bracelet and changing the date (I may...
I've only caught 1 hoo on bait. 100# FC at Clarion w/ circle hook. It wasn't really what I was targeting, but it was tasty. :D
I prefer bombs &...
It is 3.5# per number. That line is really intended as a "main line", I have used it as leader material with no problems. The #10 is a great at...
Beast Mode! Congrats
I picked up some Diawa split pliers a few years ago. Very happy with them.
I paint mine with bright nail polish. I find that the skirt gets way more hammered / swapped out before I worry about the head. Plus, a fresh...
I'll take whatever size the fish are keyed into
I agree. I won't use the flex tape unless I basically need sutures. And then, maybe
Just imagine the size YFT you'd catch using a 300lb. skippy for bait, LOL
No problems with that array of hooks fouling each other?
A stand up guy if there ever was one. A true ambassador to our sport / addiction.
I'm a big fan of blue and white. Don't leave home without it (various sizes & shapes, obviously).
However, I haven't seen anyone mention a good...
I get a lot of bites at the Lupe while vertical jigging. More presentations = more looks = more bites. Plus they sink soooo much faster than a...
Why yes, they can!
They have to have their landing gear up with full flaps. Rudder control is excessive which tends to make them yaw a bit,...
I'm just a glutton for punishment. I just "gotta" grind a jig or bomb. Even when they are landing way more on bait. :zelfmoord
What! None o'you MF'rs ate dog before? Where you been?
Probably smoked some Labrador though.
OMG. I'm not even sure where to start.
If you know me, we'll just leave it at that, LOL.
It comes in a tube that is much larger. You pull the spiral chingadera out of the middle and it shrinks down. Neat stuff.
40K for too many fish. SMH. They would have been eaten. The real problem facing over fishing comes from commercial fishing from other countries...
I've been asked to toss it overboard... and I did. Not a big deal as I still had "friends" that had some. I've also been on boats where you could...
Oh hell, God knows I've brought down worse stuff than squid (when I was younger and dumber, of course), just not the opposite direction. I...
When you have pork loin one night and the next day you have pulled pork sliders at lunch, where do you think that meat came from? Leftover
Get rid of the overpriced, fancy pants SKB tube and make your own from some 10" ABS. Duct tape a strap on it, paint (stencil) "Shouldered Fired...
Oatmeal, salad, fish, bourbon, scotch, beer
There's really nothing wrong with any of the new reels made by any of the manufacturers. They all have their own features, attributes and areas...
I got significantly more bites when I stopped using wire for my bombs and started using 200# Blackwater FC
Easy there. It's not always like that out there.
Got some buddies on that trip. Hope they slay 'em.
I can't find my favorite (yellow) spectra anymore. I think it's discontinued in that color, I've only seen it in green recently and NO GREEN FOR...
I've count countless fish with Hi-Vis yellow braid tied to about 3 ft. of fluoro.
Fish have small brains.
My favorite spectra is white or yellow, going out straight (90 degrees), tight to the bait and not tangled around my line or fish.
I bring wayyyyyyyy tooooo much shit EVERYTIME.
I tried to put some stuff in a smaller box than my big dawg SKB for local trips, but I just made...
You never know.
I went to the ridge on a 5 day once.... Just sayin'
They have you wait there so you can drink some breakfast beers at Mitch's..... duh!
Old, opaque, brittle.
... yeah, that sound s about right
It's a matter of preferance on what feel you like. Stiffer or softer. I like the...
Love that "welcome aboard" bat
I started fishing the Lupe around 12 years ago. There were Great White Sharks there then. But, iIs it just me or is there a hell of a lot more...
Damnnnn. I'm gong out on on that boat tonight with my 8 y/o son.
I'll be in the JP. Guess I should bring some extra weights, huh?
Bounce your dinks and release them. Catch 'em again after they're off the teat
7# - 10# YT... NFW
I think I hooked that fish a couple years ago. Did it have a scar on its lip?
For years those were my sentiments exactly. YOU DON'T NEED A 2 SPEED FOR 30#.... Until...
That was until I hooked a 75# YFT on 30# FC leader. I...
From the kite deck - "Put down your Margarita Jackson and wind, you're bit" - K.O.
I had fun fishing with him, very approachable and pleasant.
Calstar GFX 800ML with an Andros 5n. 50 lb. spectra to a small piece of FC
My favorite 80# - 100# set up is one with a fish equally as large or larger hanging from it.
Actually I,m kind of partial to my ATD12 & 770xh
That's it. I'm calling President Trump now. Maybe he can build a wall at the landing(s)
Bad ass, beautiful craftsmanship
So what is the scientifically designated name for Charmin Grouper? I always like to release them.
Need to tie some to my Cajun Red mono
Got my largest on a surface iron I let sink for about 15-20 seconds. 55# Grouper. Yummy cheeks
Only thing I've ever managed to hook with a flat fall is a whitefish, a few rock fish and my wallet
What's a VCR?
We all know what happens when you "ASS U ME"
25, 40, 60 w/ full spectra backing
All you really need. Bring some heavy fluoro 100# for bite / abrasion on the big un's if you're so fortunate to...
They make the BEST fish soup I've ever had
I've gone to the ridge on a 5 day once. It paid off. Got limits, YFT & YT, plus one lost 'lil BFT that trip. Just wish we had more time. Fished...
Making bait is fun when they're chewing, When it's tough and the weather is up it's nopt quite as much fun, but you still gotta do your duty....
Without all the pressure from the LR boats I imagine Cedros is gonna get some big homeguards. And you know those panga skippers aren't going to...
Can't imagine what you would need a skiff for offshore short of chasing down your rig with a backup.
I'm on the next trip. 7 day. It'd be nice to nab some big BFT & YT.... maybe get my Opah tag punched
The best 7 foot rod for throwing surface irons is 2 feet longer.
Huge staterooms with king size beds. It' a perfect 1.5 day'r IMO.
You'll only spend time down there while horizontal.
Good boat & crew, that's...
I can tie a San Diego drunk, at night on a moving boat, with my eyes closed, while balancing a beer on top of my head. That's how I roll.
Oh sure! Just when I was getting really entertained.
And I just made my 23rd batch of popcorn, dammit.
You're such a buzzkill.
I'm down for some chicken feet. As long as I'm on the water that is.
Bring it on Fishy!
Very nice feesh indeed. Impressive catch
Fuckin' A right
I wish. I don't think I'm going Really LONG again until next season.
Got a spring 7 day next month and my annual 9 day in Sept.
Going tomorrow 3/4...
Don't forget the stationary exercise bike or olive oil.
Donna, I thought I had you converted to hot coffee and TP for cleaning your eyeglasses. Lens cleaner, lens schleamer.
Best "extra" item I've...
Mak 9 with high (5.5/1) gear 1st & chrome J.O.M.
Don't eat yellow snow!
Now there's a tip for ya.
Yeah, something gets lost in translation when you crank "RICH AS FUCK" by L'il Wayne.
Go big or go home. 40N if you wanna yo-yo. You'll rip their faces off.
Fishin' ain't necessarily catchin'. Sometimes you're the hammer, sometimes you're the nail.
It sucks to be a nail.
I'm Poppin' Tags
Color, schmoller... It's all in the swim
Broke my LR cherry on the PacStar, 5.5 day'r to Lupe. Unforgettable experience.
I couldn't even guess how many times I've fished with Mike Bullard...
Unless a POTUS is assassinated with spectra
Did you get a pecker upgrade too Mike, LOL
For double duty, I'd go with a HXJ Raptor
It was a Mak 15. Not sure if he had a heavier leader attached to his 60 lb. or just got very lucky that it wasn't rubbed off.
Either way, I'd say...
I always let my clients know in advance that I will be at sea for X amount of days and I will have access to email, however, it is spotty and...
Not that I would go after big dawgs with a mak 15. But....... dude caught a 430#'r with one...
You should get it. Let us know how it worked (or didn't)
I use a piece of a pool noodle floatie thingamajingy. They also work nice for keeping your rods from beating against each other when they're...
I thought a Brown Trout and a Wahoo got busy when I caught this little guy.
More Important.............. How many Wahoo Jigs for a 15/16 day'r???
you're so "That Guy".... Everyone knows you need at least 14+... duh!
Many a Yellowtail have fallen prey to a yo-yo mated to a 700H. I'll fish it with buttoned down 50lb. I do use a short FC leader and extra tight...
I love "That Guy"! Always look forward to one. Keeps it interesting. Gives you a target when you want to be hatin" on someone.
Just think how...
Dam... I thot we wuz on a fishin four'm. did'nt no their wuz gonna be a spellen test afterwurdz :zelfmoord
I'm thinking of someone else with the same name and an old avatar/BD handle that got banned
I've had them all. They're all good. I think Fishermans is the most "true jerky", however, I patronize 5 Star for personal reasons
IGFA rules are "whack".
It's ok to back down on a fish with a 130 stuffed in a gunwale but don't use the rail...... redonkulous
60, 40, 25
Excellent write up. Outstanding!
From what I just read all I have to say is...................... THIS SUCKS
A wise man once said, " you can't catch a fish if you don't have a hook in the water"
$100 p/day for beer, tip, gambling, T-shirt, etc. and you should be fine.
Half that is minimum tip IMO.... unless you don't think they deserve it,...
That Wahoo is a beast
My Curado / Terez combo has caught countless schoolie tuna and 20lb. class YT... Oh yeah, you can throw plastics with it for bass too
I don't saw people off... I just mow them down, lol
I hear the bank Really Goes Off in mid August. Wide effen open! You don't even need tackle, you can just jump in and grab one by the tail. I can't...
Don't forget $$$. Cash is King!
The boats usually have the necessary tackle at reasonable prices.
If you need something, good chance it's already...
The drag curve seems a bit steep for my preference.
I like to "ease it in"
Dedicate one to heavy jig and one to bait... or
It doesn't hurt to have a bomb on one rig and a raider on another in Wahoo country... or
6x blue &...
Hope to see you back on the water soon Dave.
Some "Bendo" rods in those pics
BFT are pussies compared to YFT
I went on the Tribute this weekend (after turkey day).
We got 1.............................................
rough day & a half
I bet it breaks right at the specified lb. rating. Seems like an IGFA line. Super thin. Cut the hell out of my finger with it. You can certainly...
Looks like a vert jig I got from Kilsong
Hammers and nails. Poor Jaime got a full keg of nails
I call BS without pics
bass rod - just in case
1 -30# to 40# setup (probably won't get used)
2 - 50# setups
1 - 60# - 80# setup
1 - 80# to 100# setup
2 - 100# setups
Woof, woof! :smoking33:.... Ooops :banned:
Not worth it
I'm pretty sure the sneer was for me. I had him move to better lighting for the shot and he wanted to be back at the rail. LOL
I know this isn't the "right" forum, but it's where I lurk around. And I just was so stoked and proud that I had to share.
I took my 7 year old...
My TN40N is one of two reels that I'll never get rid of.
Kinda partial to my TN30DC. Too bad they don't make the DC anymore.
I don't mind having the reel a bit wider (30 vs 20) for surface iron, I don't...
Yeah! Tight, tight, tight! Uh, whatever. Blue, yellow, pink, whatever man. Just keep bringing me that.
Surgeon and Seaguar both work well, but you should be tying similar / same diameter lines. If you're tying a heavier leader to a lighter line you...
Glad to hear you're recovering well. Cancer is no joke.
I had a carotid endarterectomy 2 days after getting off a 9 day a couple years ago. Got a...
Stuff a lit cherry bomb in a dead mac and toss it to the seals
Not if you know how to FOLLOW YOUR LINE.
They are by-catch, not the targeted species. The LR boats don't want to sit for 45 minutes while you...
Grilled Marlin belly is absolutely delicious.
I enjoy fighting them. Their acrobatics get me pumped. I'll keep one if its gonna die, otherwise I...
Glad to see you guys had a fruitful and safe trip
Rick, you should probably get rid of the TN20a (just send it to me) and get the 30. JMHO
F*@k that! No thanks, I'll pass.
Eastern medicine is no joke. Fixed my carpal tunnel (temporarily, need to return again), totally fixed my...
Things that make you go, Hmmmmm.
I always get there early. But not stuuuupid early.
I really DGAF when I board. I have no problem working out of my SKB 7200 from an Alpha tackle...
Wind in your face or back to the current if on the hook. Otherwise you'll be under the boat and have to maneuver around to the other side once...
Run a wire through it, attach a hook & 4 oz. sliding sinker and troll with it. The one's that aren't totally ripe work the best as the yellow and...
They're just a fad. You should send yours to me. You'll just be wasting your time fishing them.
Damnnnn. They're all just killing it.
Hell, I switched processors. happy b-day sweetie
On my last LR trip I leaned that the Cuban yo-yo makes a decent dropper loop rig.
Forget the thousands of dollars I've spent on tackle... All I...
Toes are overrated
He doesn't have anymore trash. He threw it overboard LOL
JK, that's kinda cool
I've fished both more than once.
The Intrepid rides very well, but so does the Excel.
The Intrepid is very quiet, actually too quiet. I have...
Calstar GFX 800 ML
Great platform, exceptional for the smaller size vessel it is.
Markus is absolutely one of the "fishiest" skippers you will ever fish with.
Stand up. Keep standing with the wind in your face. Try to not use your hands to balance, get your "sea legs" working. Focus on the horizon or...
Way to go kid! Keep it up.
Cuban hand line
Catch and release, pop tags for others, buy a freezer.
There is usually an answer to most problems.
WTF, that sucks. Sorry to hear about your injury. Get well soon
I watched Justin Fleck just kill it on bait last year fishing Wahoo on the Big Al.
He had a long (2 ft. leader of 7strand), I think 90# (it was...
I like to "warm up" my drag before I check it by engaging it slightly, stopping the spool and winding like hell. I'll use a spring scale (that I...
Be ready for hot, be ready for cool, be ready for rain, and most importantly... be ready to fish
Soda Pop brings a frikken dock cart full to the brim with gourmet soda's.
Looks like it would work well with the Calico's too. My thumb is RAW after releasing them all day.
And, if you ever get accused of having your...
Why can't you call your cell phone with the sat phone and remotely check your voicemail inbox?
Or leave a custom message that you're out of...
Buy 1 good set up, every time you look at it you'll be reminded of that 1st trip. Rent the rest from the boat.
An Okuma Andros12 2 speed with a...
Depends on if you're using a broom handle rod or a newer graphite rod that has a faster action, softer tip. I prefer a straight FC tie to spectra....
Raider jigs catch literally "everything". A bomb, not so much... but they sure catch the skin.
Typo or Knot, (pun intended) I'm knot a huge fan of a Palomar not used on line over 40#. I would prefer a jamb style not ( like a SanD or Uni)
And he had time for a smoke break or two
Inline???? I thought you meant "online".
I wanted see how to catch a fish from my computer.
I have a Gen1 TRQ 300. Thing's a frikken brick. It casts very well though
Who caught who? The Hoo, that's who.
good shit there LOL
Ya, I got the 7 ft. model. Beautiful Wahoo skin wrap by Saltydawg. I matched it with a BX-30N
I couldn't agree more. Spend some dough on captain Jimmy bombs and raider jigs instead.
As far as your "slide" question, If you don't get picked...
My Raptor feels like a stout 60# rod that you can get away fishing 80# with if you need it to. It wouldn't be my first choice for an 80# stick. I...
So stoked for you and the the little guy. can't wait to get my 6 y/o out.
Yep yep, I'll just have someone toss them to me from my boat bag and wedge them in instead of dykes. Good idea, thanks fishy. LOL
I believe the sharks main staple at the island are the sea lions
I've never been spooled, still waiting. GFL fish!
I have had to thumb the spool just to keep it from backlashing (I suppose I could've used my...
A school of Dodo's on flotsam will sometimes hold a couple nice Hoo down deep (in the right waters).
Iv'e sank a Raider down and got them. It's...
170# to 200# FC
The dawgs better beware at that Island. The tax man is lives there.
But, the good news is, if the pinchi perros del mar are on you, then the...
Too bad you guys didn't have a good trip. It's so depressing seeing all the anglers totally bummed out with big frowns on their faces.
Yes, I agree, inline is a bit stealthier, however, I really don't think the loop connection is going to affect much of anything. You will have...
Damn, those aren't neckties. Nice grade
It'd be so nice to catch a thief in the act and use him for chum.
You're ruined now.
The old man in the boat sure wished he had the kid with him when he got the grander
Scobey, what's all these questions regarding lubricant? I swore i saw a tube of KY jelly in your tackle box. What's that for?
The HX has max 21lbs. of drag at strike, which, IMO is a 60# reel max. You could use the 80# FC for additional abrasion resistance and always...
Shit happens... Was on a 15 day on the Intrepid when the RO went kablewey, didn't have the back up parts needed (strange). The coffee was AWFUL,...
I believe the 30 (30W) and the 50 (50N) both have roughly the same capacity - although, I could be wrong. The 50 is obviously a winch, but so is a...
Worst case scenario you can always use good old "trusty rusty's" (Mustad 9174). They have caught more fish than all the other hooks combined. And...
Never seen one go airborne after being hooked, but I'm sure stranger things have happened.
I've seen one grab a bomb that was wound up and hanging...
Just don't forget to eat the heart
I hate to use this cliche... but EPIC!!!!
Big guys outside the school, skin down under in the deeep
damnnnn fine fish there. green with envy. congrat's
Never pee'd the bed, but, I've woken up to "HEY!!!" ... Turned right instead of left during a stupor. LOL.
Almost pissed right on a guy,...
That's a "wall hanger" for sure.
:eek2: :worship: :eek2:
Santa is alive and well. He's just not at the North Pole right now. He's in Cabo, drinking tequila and fishing for cows.
Could be a freezer trip, could be the Lupe or bust. You'll find out once the capt. tells his game plan at the safety meeting. Either way you're...
flyline to maybe a couple hundo deep, depending on target species
If that would be the case then we would have to lose the cliche, "fish story"
BTW, the fish in my avatar went 197.... guess I'm not part of the...
I like the Malin crimps. The 7Strand crimps are a bit thicker and do not crimp as easily. I've never had a failure with the Malin crimps but have...
I like the offset on the Owner Offshore "J" hooks, fish 'em like circles
My SKB box has so much lead, it would take the boat capsizing to move that heavy bastard. I sometimes get worried that my SKB box might sink the...
Keflex 500mg - check
Augmentin 875mg - check
Ibuprophen 800mg - check (sea skittles)
Norco 10mg - check (long range lucky charms)
Soma 325mg -...
My LR cherry got busted on a 5.5 day on the Pacific Star 11 years ago (I'm not counting a couple of 3.5 day Albacore trips I'd previously been...
I haven't finished my coffee yet and I'm already reaching for the popcorn.
I got some of that not2kinky wire stuff. Put it away in the garage. Went out there late at night and it was wearing a latex mask with a red ball...
Congrat's on a great trip. Thanks for the report
I always make my framers hang the exterior jambs. I love the 16d sinkers and waffle marks.
Surgeon or Seaguar knot for lines of similar / same diameter.
Uni to uni for tying a heavier leader to a lighter line.... or you could just go uni...
Still waiting on my Opah "patch". Bucket list
Match the rod to what lb. test you intend on using. And match the rod to any specific angling (ie; long rod for surface jigs, stiffer tip for...
I believe one of those hawgs is the new IGFA all tackle record.... but I'm no expert on the world records, I could be wrong - I've been wrong...
I gotta disagree with ya there John. All the LR boats that I've been on, safety has always been paramount. Spent 2 days hiding in Mag Bay one year...
I always take a 25# - 30# rig. I like my Andros 5N mated to a Calstar GFX 800ML.
I've caught YFT to over 70#'s with it. (I was wishing that fish...
Only as big enough to get away with
bucket list just got bigger
About 2 bucks, give or take.
Question: can i use my talica 12 or torium 30 with 80 lb? Can i drop 80 fluoro on 80 lb spectra?
Yes. You'll get enough pressure buttoned down....
So, I'm a bit confused. Why all the additional drag pressure for the spinner? Conventional reels recommend 25% - 33% of line rating. God knows...
Good luck, have a safe trip, enjoy it as they grow up quick
That's why we have mass amounts of spectra now
Excellent report / read. Nice pics too.
Congrat's on busting your Wahoo cherry. 10 in a day is stellar!
WOW! Looks like it could sink the Bismark.
Those BFT's were some "beats".
Congrats on a great trip.
Thanks for the report
Waxwing... They swim incredible, look awesome, but won't outperform a good swimming Tady 45 or Salas 7X, and won't cast quite as far either. They...
We know what you meant Jeff. No worries LOL
Guy from NY brought some last month on my 7 day. He was killing it with them.
Who gives shit what the IGFA thinks anyway? They want to DX you for using the rail, but it's ok to back down on a fish in a chair using a 130....
Scobey plants cricket seeds on the boat. I've seen the cricket infestation after he leaves the boat. It's like a scene from The 8th Plague, LOL
Welcome Stephen! Hope you enjoy BD. Great pics BTW.
Just please don't start another coffee grinder thread, as I'm all out of popcorn. LOL
sounds like a weiner. I wanna go
I can't catch a cold with a Flat Fall.
The differance between my flat fall jigs and the rest of my jigs are TEETH MARKS.
IMO, they catch anglers. LOL
In regards to rods and P.E. line spcifications, I would go with the lower of the 2 readings and then even subtract 10 pounds.
Meaning; a rod rated...
Sounds stellar. Big fat processing bill, lol, gotta love it. Did Lisi win the beer Olympics?
You really can't go wrong with Shimano
Nice work. Very nice indeed. :rockin:
You need to have your drone drop the bait right on the foamer. Charge those batteries guys
Ya know, the largest YFT ever caught was recently caught using a Makaira 15 on 60# mono with a 100# leader. A 470 lb. tuna on a reel that size is...
They go through socks and T-shirts like crazy.
MDMA is also a big hit
My friends all laugh at me and won't let me play in any Reindeer games because I have my handle on the "wrong" side. Just feels funky to me...
I used to use 5 Star for all my processing. I have used all 3 at one time or another. For the last several years I have been using Fisherman's. I...
I've loaded first and last on that beast. It really doesn't matter that much. They have an amazing amount of room for your tackle. I have been on...
I have a couple of Newells I'd be willing to part with. I'm not a huge fan of them, I know that a lot of you like them though. I do like how well...
I'll be getting off the Big Al when your trip leaves......... so you're fucked.
I'm gonna catch all the fish and drink all the beer.
25% is fine for tuna. 33% is also fine. For yellowtail and wahoo I like the drag a bit higher (for different reasons).
Best advice I can give you...
60# hollow JB breaks around 90#. You'll never put 90 lbs. of pressure on a fish.
Capacity, capacity, capacity - let the big dawgs run
I thought my Newell was gonna catch on fire when I hooked 3 back to back angry yellows at Cedros a few years ago. Could've lit a cig with it. lol....
Hollow - loop at the end.
Solid - 10 wrap uni
I'm leaving that same day. same issues, taking the garage
Just lay it down on the deck. I'm sure no one will mind.
I'm leaving saturday on a 7 day on the big X.
I wouldn't even consider going out without my 60 # & 80-100 lb setups (BX30N w/ UC Raptor & ATD12 w/...
I've caught and re-caught split-finned tuna before, I've released some split-finned tuna as well.
Caught the same shark 6 times in one day at the...
Put it in my aquarium with all my Garibaldi.
That's so sketch. You notice how few people call out "going out" or "low bridge" when they cast, or better yet, they don't watch their jig all the...
Feakin' HOG! 150 gilled and gutted maybe. That things a beast! WTG!!!
Nice grade. Congrats
I want one too
Nice work! I would however bump that leader up to 100# so it doesn't end up looking like your chewed up tire. WTG
Awesome report and pic's. Congrats on the PB!
Some days you're the "hammer".
Some days you're the "nail".
That's why we call it "fishing", not "catching".
50 anglers throwing poppers...
You're supposed to cover the white boots with BD stickers
Seems like a big PITA.
With a conventional reel I'm always back peddling my spool to keep in touch with my bait and also to get them to swim. If...
They need to make an Andros 12N - 2 speed. They'll sell faster than you can stock the shelves with them
I heard the seiners made their quota now. No more wrapping. This should help.
I'll gladly risk the jig for the bite. Wired won't do you a bit of good if you can't get the fish to eat it. Wahoo have great vision.
That made me chub up
Don't be hatin'. Ya gotta admit, it's pretty damn awesome. I'd be happy to sit on bad ass BFT like that on a LR boat.
Less driving = more fishing
Nothing wrong with fresh mono.
FC has some advantages.
Flip a coin.
Colt Snipers have a siwash already. You can swap it out if you think you're gonna straighten it out.
Butterfly takes assist hooks. The size and...
Someone needs to hook a couple of those big Lupe White Sharks with those monster hooks they catch them with and slow troll them over to the...
I had no idea you invested in Crayloa
I heard the Indy also had good fishing on Grouper.
Spring.... The new fall variety tip... Gotta love it!
I like the Offshore Owner hooks for J hooks. I like that the point is offset. Bit pricey though. Those seem to catch the corner when fished like...
You da man Garry, you da man!
It licks the stamp and SENDS IT!
Will cast the lighter jigs as well.
Does it come in flesh tone?
Can you keep it keestered while at the rail in case you get "hoo'ed"?
How much KY should I bring on my next trip?
Sheeeeit! Western Outdoor Liar is more like it. Can't tell you how many times a see a pic of a 35lb. or 40lb. YT that's maybe 22lbs. to 25lbs....
That's soooooooooo bad assed. Wonder how thick those bellys were? Mmmmm
50lb.??? Oh heck, I'll just hand line 'em in.
Question??? What lb. test should I "bounce" them with?
I don't use FB. I have an account, but I don't log in or check it. I hate the FB pop up on boats FB sites that wants me to log in or sign up, it's...
Going on a June 7 day here in just over a week and I am totally pumped. I'll take a 60# & a 80 lb. to 100 lb. set up. But that's for if they're...
Bad azz Garry. Good work. Thanks
Love my GG690J
I caught up with Captain Justin Fleck of the Excel as he was offloading their last long trip of the season down at Fisherman’s Landing. Excited...
You gotta bring your "bow pass" with your passport. Otherwise, go fish bait off the stern. LOL
That's what you give the crew.
Some guy posted a spread sheet a few years ago with all the boats trips, color coded to length of trip. Calendar. It was awesome. I wish someone...
As usual, a totally captivating report. Couldn't stop reading. Was 'winding" me in.
Thanks for the great read Joe!
I assume they have venomous spines as well, like the local "sculpin"
August 8 day......... I wouldn't go out without my "Wahoo bag"
Yeah, until you crash it into the drink. Oops, my bad. You should have known better than to listen to me and let me fly it. LOL
Not too sure how...
And I thought zip ties were only for restraining my victims. Nice info, TY
What's a Dark King? is that like a Sofa King?
I may have done that to my car when I put on too much window tint.
Did one of these guys below get a...
Glad you got to get out Rick. Thanks for the report.
Sharks suck ass. I've been robbed by them plenty.
On a positive note, if you consider all the...
Politics and religion......... Oh, snap!
You just don't want to pack it too full.
Save room for new T-shirts, swag, other peoples reel bags, etc.
Beer.... Helping people overcome sea sickness, making them dance better and getting them laid for over 150 years.
I got tangled with Wes Cerney once and Bill Cavanaugh was unraveling it. I told him "just cut the hook, I'll re-tie", NBD. He says that's ok, I...
I'm kinda partial to my 770XH & ATD 12 for this 80# application. I can bump it up to 100# if need be.
I also have a DPX30N with a UC Raptor that...
Sign me up! I'm totally down with getting my ass kicked twice.
What's mono? Is that like Albacore?
I got a rod bag that zips up, kinda like a gun case for rods... it's pretty cool and I use it every trip now, thanks Loftus & Martin.
Should work like a charm.
hand sanitizer, sunblock, shades, tip money
I should've taken it easy on the olive oil, but hell, it was on sale as Costco.
Sorry I wrecked your trip. :shakin:
June 7 day
September 9 day
Local boats during the span and possibly before as well
October 10 day
January 15 day
Too rich for my blood
Stellar report! best I've read since I don't know when.
Sounds like awesome fun
Serious talent, beautiful craftmanship
I'll rock the hell out of some yellow spectra. If you get in a tangle, it's easier to differentiate the lines. However, most my rigs have white....
Isn't that how many it takes to get to the center of a tootsie pop?
Surgeon knot for similar / same line diameters.
Uni to uni if tying different line diameter (as in heavier leader)
Fresh One! The hook has been set. Very cool Garry
You guys are all overthinking this shit.
The last thing I want to do before I leave is get LAID.
Take 'em both. They both should work just dandy for the bomb. That way you can have a couple different colors going if one isn't getting bit.
My personal best on 50# was a 200+ lb. sea lion. Safely released of course. :rolleyes:
With a SS6470H you can pull really hard.
I like to wear my harness when on the kite.
It frees up my drinking hand
I prefer to catch mine with a surface iron tied to fresh 40lb Izor-rope.
Go Toby! LOL
Use a Toby Pena and don't worry about all that inline spice hooplah.
4 WRAPS WITH 60#
What lb. hollow are you talking about? For what application / target species?
I think that ticket already got punched before this.
I was at the Fred Hall and thought I'd give it a try on the knot tying at the Izorline booth. (60#)
I tied 3 knots. A double San Diego that broke...
They have exceptional vision from what I've been told, so it makes sense they would eat in the dark.
I'm down for a cluster fuck night bite though.
Fishy, you gotta act like you're having way too much fun spooling it up and then Tom Sawyer one of your buddies to wind, wind, wind. Let them know...
I carry a pocket pack of hooks, a sliding egg and a rubber banded torpedo with me while fishing. A small bag of my MANY jigs I bring fits just...
Lots of spots.
Just ask a crew member where it will be out of the way. They'll most likely bring it up and tie it down in a good place for you...
Take a couple of bungie cords and make it happen. Tuna cord also works if you forget your bungie cords.
I have an Andros 5N packed with the yellow 50lb. It's super thin, feels like 30lb.
You certainly get some extra capacity. I fish it with 25lb. to...
There's always the upper deck, but, shhhhhh. It's a secret.
They'll can up your catch. It's not cheap, but, damn it's good.
I don't think I have enough room left in my tackle box for my micrometer
Probably works just fine. I couldn't guess how many feesh I caught before I ever used FC. I usually spend the "extra" dough for Seaguar, but I'd...
I don't get too OCD on it. I just attach a 8/0 siwash to one side of a 6oz. torpedo. Wrap it with some flashy mylar and attach an old trout jig to...
Some days you're the hammer.
Some days you're the nail.
We call it fishing instead of catching for a reason.
Glad to see you got to go and have...
Pisses you off when it's tough bait making and a perfect size greenie falls off and hits the deck. makes you want to stomp him out
I've used all 3. IMO one of them is a "not again", the other two are great.
Rosie at Fisherman's always hooks me up.
I call for my ride, unload,...
Japanese sushi chef's
Jigging Master kills it! I have never seen a setup that kicks a fish's ass quite so well. Hook a nice YT on a PE5 setup and you'll feel like a...
Oh No! Not the Tea Bag! Say it ain't so. LMFAO
Way to go Jimbo!
Threadjack impending............... get out the popcorn
Leave the TLD at home. Use the Ti30 for both applications.
"dart" - to straighten out a hook so that it resembles a "dart" not a hook anymore.
I remember that BS. Tyler and I were about to change his name to 2shiners or 2teeth. I'm very glad I put that fake dog turd in his tackle box and...
Those Trokar hooks are VERY sharp. Not sure what the TK7 or TK8 hooks are. But if you are using them for bait, I don't see any reason you would...
You just gotta chum a little with some crack rocks, put a skirt on a crack pipe, drag it behind a '64 Impala at 8 knots and.... HOOK UP!
I just go shirtless so I can show off my rippling biceps, cannon ball shoulders and six pack abs.... Oh, nevermind, that was 30 years ago. LOL
An old crusty Tee from another LR operation will get you a shiny new T-shirt on the big X... You gotta deep 6 the old ratty one though. Lol
Big wind and even bigger swells. Get sea sick in the harbor. barf
I heard 15 to 18 meter swells...WTF
Sounds like you got it covered.... Just add water
Your Oct trip will be variety - it's all out there; YFT, YT, Wahoo, Grouper, Pargo, Dorado, inshore species and a possible shot at cows on the...
Says who? Not the Nevada State Gaming Comission
Yes, brief stop at the rocks on a 6 day once, even bombed down to the ridge on a 5 day one time.
Damn, this thread got jacked hard!
Thought this was about fishing, not economics. And BTW, who makes minimum wage and fishes LR? :zelfmoordIs...
Use your mak 20.
Less tackle = more trips
or just flip a coin, both are good reels IMO
That pic of the "burg" just made me hungry
Slammed with work so I had to actually "jump off" the upcoming long trip - yeah, I know, I'm a little bitch. I guess it's better than the soup...
Those yellers were some hawgz!
Congrat's on a successful trip.
Let the decks run red with blood
Lots of smiling faces there.
There is nothing quite like the excitement of a hot Wahoo bite.
Congrats to the Intrepid and her anglers.
"should've seen the one that got away"....... That was sketchy
Ya know, the guy that got the 445 on the X used a 60lb. stick on a 50W..... of course he had help during his smoke break though.
Those are SICK! I would have a hard time choosing, they all look bitchen
Does a bear shit in the woods? Does the pope wear a funny hat? Is a frog's ass water tight?
Hell Ya! Perfect
Get both, that way you "have" to get another reel (mak8)
Spider Hitch is my go to. To answer your questions; yes, yes, yes.
You can tie to the loop, make a big loop and cut it and tie to the short end...
With 27 lbs. of drag available at strike with max drag at 34 lbs. the Mak15 should be able to handle 80lb., but, IMO, that's pushing it, I feel...
Fishy got a super on a mak16. Sounds like enough power for your 5 day needs, even out of PV apparently
Pin a hot bait on. Walk over to the rail. And drop it in, I guarantee you will be in the Pacific (SDLR).
I have seen too many people stun, lose or...
I went to the "Darkside" this year and bought a spinning rig (Saragosa - poor man's Stella). Horses in schoolie tuna. I had a larger 50lb model...
I've had the "Alpha" tackle spots and have used the upper deck. I'll take either. I just need to be able to open my SKB. When I set up on top deck...
I can put my 8 ft. sticks vertical on the EXCEL. My 9 footers gotta lean up at the bow
Even if you bring 17 sticks, you can only use one at a time. Not rocket science. Boats aren't that large that a few extra steps will make or break...
Couldn't even begin to tell you how many fish I've landed with Seaguar premier. If you have 40, then fish it like 40. Set your drag, or better...
BahWHOOOSHHH! Bad ass
8.5 inches isn't too long.... that sounded wrong
That 50 will take a shitload of 130. Depending upon what you intend to use it for (line size / diameter) you could step it up to some 200 spliced...
You'll be stoked if you go on the EXCEL. All of the boats are great, she's just my favorite.
They have top of the line Okuma / Seeker rental gear...
16 strand is WAYYYYY easier to insert into. It is a bit thicker though (see above post). Mak20, I would use the JB100 and top it off (50 - 70 ft....
Big "X" is gettin' sum now! ttt
Dang Girl! What they been feeding you? Wheaties for sure.
Sorry to hear about your loss.
I got myself some of these for Cyber Monday
I would go with more than a 5 foot leader. You want a leader at least as long as the biggest fish you intend on catching. I wouldn't want the tail...
I love the long stick on 25# - 40#, I can weave my way around other anglers easier to avoid tangles. Wouldn't want to do much more than that...
That 288 looks like a 400 next to you Soda Pop. Lol
It's super, super thin. 50 is like 30 or thinner. You'll get way more yards on the spool. I'm sure it's an IGFA rated line, I wouldn't over pull...
black lines matter......... nevermind, wrong cliche.
JK. I like white or yellow. I got some metered line on a rig and not thrilled with it....
Who needs bait anyways? :jig:
Bitchen looking Bonita
Yeah? How about a pissy ex-wife with an automatic weapon
Yeah. But can you fix a broken denture with it?
Any operation will, providing they have a slot or possibly an open charter that only has a couple anglers signed up.
Willie Nelson said it best:...
EVERYONE needs to keep their head on a swivel when in Wahoo grounds. You never know when one might just scream up the rail, and go around the...
I agree with Fishy.... I'm a tackle whore though, so, I'd probably swap out one of the 100# outfits to have a popper set up in there too... Lol......
I've been known to buy people beer and mark it on my buddy's number
I rig some up at the bait receiver. Some more as we travel. Little bit more if we keep traveling. Gotta spread it out yet still be ready. I take...
They have some MONSTER Calico bass there... Was thinking I could get close in to the rocks and get a shot at a world record in my float tube and a...
I'm gettin' thirstier by the minute
That depends on what species you're targeting.
Hi Donna, I got my big one on a raider jig, short topshot of 60Lb. FC with doubled line on a TN40N and SS 6470H. Got about half of my hoo on bombs...
Crimped at the top too, with a swivel or ring. But really now that I've thought about it more... Why not tie directly to the top loop of the big...
Was at the stones about a week ago. These bad boys put in some work. They were really getting bit well with 200# FC (crimped), much better than...
Just got back from a 9 day. Big Al Tuna Tourney
The tuna on the ridge were 10 - 25 lbs. (most in the 10 lb. range - especially if fishing...
Big Al Tuna Tourney
Leaving oh'dark thirty tomorrow morning
Gonna tear it up for 9 days with some of the best people you'll ever meet. Daily...
Where's the cocktail girls?
Better to have the jig hanging out it's mouth than caught up in its butthole
That picture says.... "God lives here".... beautiful
Some men go to church and think about fishing, some go fishing and think about God.
Totally bad ass pic there
I have around 40 raider jigs and catchy tackle/6X/Jr. wahoo irons and about 20+ bombs.... Hope I don't run out.
I'll see what I can do, but no promises.lol
Calstar 770xh or SS 1x3... Both good 80# rods
Oh Snap! I leave Friday on the Big Al 9 day.
I'm gonna FUCK SHIT UP!
Soak it in cider
Before O.J. was a convicted felon
Owner makes black rings
Leaving next Friday on the Big Al 9 day.
Been so busy with work I haven't gone through my terminal tackle. I usually carry a small tackle store so...
This thread just gave me the munchies
I just have Rosie insert a stick in the end before Fisherman's packages it. Then I have a tunasickle.
October is definitely a great time to go. The Hoo should be thick. However, you still run the risk of a hurricane keeping you in closer to the...
He's not allowed to.
"No first posts on BD selling stuff."
Ya first gotta ask questions like; Who is your fav cap'n, fav boat? What Lb. test do I...
What are you talking about? They always bite with reckless abandon. Especially the big hawgs :D
I'm fond of all my Trinidad's... However, I purchased an Okuma Cortez for right around a hundo and it's a great reel. It can cast a country mile....
Flat fall jigs definitely catch fishermen.......... Only fish I've hooked on mine are a couple small starrys & white fish
I love getting blown in my state room
No sense in bothering. I'm on the trip before yours and we are not going to leave any wahoo left in the ocean
happy killing. nice job
I think he's up fishing the Channel Islands. Laying waste to the big ghosts
#8 split to #7.5 solid
nice work there, congrats
If you're night fishing, make sure you use green spectra.
that way when you start sawing people off you have something to blame.
There goes Tokyo.
Here comes Godzilla!
Sweet ass... nice fish porn too.
Sounded like a fun trip, congrats on the catch
I got wrecked by a good one last weekend on 30lb.
And I've landed 85lb. BFT on 30# line
I had a few chew offs too (with circle hooks)
1.5 day trip
SD jam or a uni, both cinched back to leave a loop.
Just make sure it's a knot your comfortable tying and trust.
Did his prices go up? Could have sworn they were cheaper last year.
They're all good, hard choice to make there. I've done well with the dorado...
Gloves are for jigging, not bait fishing.
Keep your hands as clean and dry as you can. Use hand sanitizer frequently, your line cuts shouldn't...
Good luck on finding a spot. That's one loaded up lot
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Going out this weekend on a 1.5 day.
Ya, I'm taking a "just in case" set up for sure.
Flip a coin, you probably can't go wrong with either. August may provide more opportunities at more variety
Long range shore fishing at its best
I have limited out on YT every time I have fished with Justin Fleck. EVERY TIME.
If you're thinking about the EXCEL, do it, you will not be...
The EXCEL carries mass quantities of Ballast Point. So that's not an issue for me.
Just make sure when you're drinking your fancy beer you stick...
I really don't care where I fish. Put me on them and just let me do my thing. Yank & crank baby, yank & crank!
close minded simps. scared & ignorant
I'm sure most all Germans find the swastika offensive and embarrassing.
True human growth...
I predict easy limits of WFO fishing.
The hull will be bare paint
I got a big pocket puffer just thinking about hooking a big one.
Great info there
Good luck on getting a cricket to swim naturally with that heavy of leader Jon
It'll work. No need for a long cast with a yo-yo. Wind in face, toss overboard, drop down, wind like hell.... fresh one!
50# or even 40# FC should be just dandy. IMO 150# will adversely effect the action of the jig. Step it up to 60# if your worried about losing a...
You can always donate your excess Wahoo to me :drool:
The only issue I have with my Mak8 is it free spools sooooo good. You really have to lob a bait out there gently, don't cast too hard unless you...
I'll never forget on one of my first LR trips Justin Fleck telling everyone to slam their baits on the deck, then cast out. Didn't make a bit of...
You can always try my method......... Eeeny, meeny, miny, mo :shakin:
No, really though, I like the feel of the Jinkai
Yep, what he said.
Saw you guys at Benitos when we stopped for some galley grub on our way down to the Ridge on the big X.
You sir, are a gentleman & a scholar. A true ambassador of sport fishing.
3rd place???? You must have handed off a larger model then I'm sure.
Congrats on a fun and safe trip
best bang for the buck???? Avet HXJ (not the raptor model -it is more money and the regular one can fish up to 60# line)
Lots of choices out...
Try the Okuma Cortez. Don't let the cheap price fool you. Sometimes you actually get MORE than what you paid for.
Mine actually can out cast my...
Nice, can't wait till next week
Surface iron 40
Bait 25 to 30
I'd be more than happy to make my mark on your tag Mr Buzz
Franchise fee of one Tecate
The "slim beauty" has the spectra doubled with 3 tag ends of spectra...
So if I'm understanding this correctly, the difference is, the "Pena" has an overhand knot for the stopper knot & the "Sands" has a 3 wrap uni for...
Purdy n sturdy
EXCEL got some skin at the ridge (https://www.facebook.com/ExcelSportfishing), looks like good grade YFT & YT also. Saw another boat in the...
Mak 10 if you plan on bait only. A Shimano Talica II 12 would be excellent for double duty as yo-yo / bait (as would an Avet HX). All 3 are very...
So if Bill Poole or Frank Lopreste boarded his boat at the bait barge, after buying ANOTHER load of bait to fish for Bluefin in US waters due to...
Most boats reserve the right to overbook by one if I'm not mistaken, right?
I'm spoiled.... I have one of my employees drop me off and pick me up.:cool:
Shimano stuff is IMO the most dependable gear on the water. You cannot go wrong with Shimano.
Accurate is overpriced junk. It works great right...
Get a bunch, then match the hatch
I agree, you would be better off with 1 25#-30# rig and one that can handle #40# to 50#.
You absolutely do not need 2 speed for the 25#-30#...
Someone beat me to the "enter" button
BTW, never seen anyone wash their clothes off the back of the boat, just people peeing off the back of the...
If you are fishing in California waters you need an ocean enhancement on your California fishing license.
Nice duet of shortfins
I'm waiting for the "narrow" version
"Maybe they take the west route and the HB will open up by sunday due to the inside track"
Gotta hope for the best :D
That's why we should carry shotguns in our rod bundle... Pull.. BOOM! Fresh one!
Huge bottle of olive oil
Unless I'm using my surface iron that has about 100 yds of mono, all I use is anywhere from 3 to 25 feet of FC. Most my rigs start out with about...
My favorite line is "tight"
OK.... I'm officially Jonezing out now... Soon Jackson, soon, just be patient. :D
I like the 16 carrier hollow for making my big feesh top shots. It's soooo easy to insert into. No needle, just a blunt rounded tip fed into the...
Albacore??? What's that?
What about areas like PV or Cabo? Are they viable options with these storms pounding it out right now?
With smaller hooks. LOL
How in the world did you come up with that on this thread? I think you got some slack line that needs to be wound in.
OK, personally I...
He shoots, and scores! GOAL!!
Evelyn Reed ripped me off. Can u tell that again?
Are we allowed to take BFT in US and then fish Mexico? How would and enforcement agency verify where it comes from?
Avet HXJ..... No need for the "raptor", 22lbs. at strike is plenty for 'hoo.
Then again, you can NEVER go wrong with Shimano products. I'm...
I take my harness with me on "big fish" trips............ along with a bunch of other shit that never gets used.:D
I do like the feel of control...
Sometimes it's hard to post reports when you're busy helping anglers / tanglers and/or gaffing, tagging & dropping fish. Factory Boat!
Don't forget your wallet this time Hustler...LOL
Well, no responses but I got the Shimano TZS78XHSR. Feels good, can't wait to pull on a fish with it.
Packed the reel with about 450 yds of the...
Bucket list fish for me....... keep trying Jackson
Ya bring it, bring enough to share though.
I know the deckies like it when I bring a couple cases of vitamin water (and let them have as much as...
7 day EXCEL......... coming up soon, very soon.... not soon enough
Just give him a warm Budweiser if he gets seasick
I wonder what the "Fishing Weatherman" has to say about this topic
2014 never ended
you can actually make all of these connection with a uni (or two)
tie that shit in the dark, blindfolded and drunk
Yellowtail Tuna... Is that a new species? Sounds rare, should be protected by the MLPA.
What do you plan on throwing poppers with?
I use those twisties for produce bags to keep my FC loop together and my spectra loop together. put the leader in a ziplock along with a piece of...
That's what I dream about.
What a great read!
I have a gg90J mated to a TN300DC. i use it with 40#. It throws a Tady AA or A-1 just about as well as it does a Tady 45.
Plenty of backbone. It...
I just got a Saragosa 8000. Was going to fill it up with #65 Power Pro Maxcuatro (it's apparently 25% thinner - should get around 300 yards on...
Oh yeah, and limits of Wahoo too.
Well, with the closure on BFT fishing in mexico I have a feeling it won't be a big deal as we are destined to have a great year on Albacore. Lots...
Congrats! Great report. Now for the super
Went to SCI this weekend on a 2 day.
Got our asses kicked.
1 YFT that ate a rockfish setup. Other than that a bunch of baby dick rock fish and all...
Ya well, what about Japan??? They consume 90% of the BFT take worldwide. Shut them down and watch the species repopulate.
Surface iron - inshore - mint, mint & white
Surface iron - offshore - sardine, rainbow sardine, wounded sardine
Yoyo - blue & white if you want a...
I agree, no gloves for bait fishing. Maybe if you need some after hoking a larger model have a crewman assist you in putting them on, unless your...
You're good to go.
7' Makaira 30-80, 113HN?, 40/50# (use with 50 - Yoyo rig, will see lots of usage)
Less $ on tackle = more $ for trips
At the stones one year I got hood's twice in a row fishing for tuna. Changed out to a wire leader and caught a 40lb. YFT.
I "F"-ing HATE thieves. If you want one of my jigs all you have to do is ask. Hell, ill give it to you (but I might just mark a beer down on your...
Only if you're worried about losing it.........Otherwise go with 300# or 400# mono / FC
Wire would get less bites IMO
Shootin' fish in a barrel. Big fish. Bigger barrel.
Looks like fun. I'd rather get one on the plug though
44,000 BFT breeders left (5% of where it should be). Scary low. Verge of extinction.
Japan consumes 90% of the BFT taken worldwide. That's a lot,...
I would have released that BFT also............. Right into the galley
Sharks bite! no pun intended........well maybe
Why am I not surprised?
you da man Sodapop
IMO, restricting us sport fishermen will have no impact compared to the seiners
It's not just Mexico, there are many other countries...
What!?! I call BS on that.
Line fishing sport anglers taking more tuna than giant seiners wrapping up entire schools, ya right! What are you...
I think they're mfg'd by VMC.
They're fine, they work. If it aint broke....well, you know the rest.
I believe they are a 3X. I usually end up...
10 ... my personal fav, 15 & 18 are pretty cool too
Sent a message to my buddy Tyler. His got jacked
Break out the jigs
Friends don't let friends fish 80 ;-)
But sea lions are sooooo cute... at least that what my wife says
My largest BFT was 78Lbs. and came in on 30# string. 50# & 60# is for the yo-yo yellers.
You should be fine.
Better to have and not need then need and not have
Pick up some Raider jigs (or Hopkins, bright 6X, catchy tackle, etc.), more than you think.
Some Ti wire for bait fishing Hoo (40lb is more...
I have caught YT, YFT, BFT, Wahoo, dodo, halibut on a spring trip. (Not a bad variety at all)
I have caught YT, YFT, Wahoo, dodo, Pargo, grouper...
That Wahoo was in full spazz mode... Awesome
I have a Raptor and it puts in work with 60#, casts a jig well too. I think it may be fine with 80#, but would prolly bottom out on a big dawg....
My Mak 8 is butter... No it's bettah than buttah.
Holds plenty of 50lb spectra, more than enough to get the job done with 40lb FC topshot. Weighs...
Need to drill some holes in it so the crickets can get some fresh air.
TTT.......... make offer.
Super SICK Vid Garry!
Free parking, no. Safe parking, maybe.
I got wrecked at that spot on buttoned down 50lb. with a vertical jig. Sure miss that island. I can only imagine how huge the homeguards are...
Where's the Curado bait caster? I don't leave home without it. Can be lots of fun with other smaller exotics, or you just might plug the boat...
I don't use anything. I usually keep a long tag on my knots as the other side of the knot has a 300yd tag end. The egg is never by the hook when...
Just got back yesterday from the EXCEl 3 day. Got limits of YT for me and both my sons. Plus some very nice reds.
It was just like long range...
No, but I used to use some Kush.
50lb. mono, tie 1 to 2 hooks on. Pin on a small piece of a busted rubber balloon or a piece off a trash bag that will flutter in the water. It...
Just crash out in the Body Shop parking lot after you've had too much to drink.
If you go home with glitter on your clothes, just tell your wife...
Just when I thought there was no room left in my tackle box... Guess I'll have to make some more room.
I don't think they'll be able to fish Cortez / Tanner banks if we have rock fish in the holds, the water gets too deep out there and there would...
I'm departing 2/26
Going out next weekend on the big X for a 3 dayer.
I was wondering if anyone has heard how the fishing for yellers has been at Punta Colnett, San...
Nice work... Congrats on the big one
let's hope it is
Safety........ They're a blast to catch on a popper, but most crews don't want any jigs going out for Dodo's... they just spazz out too much when...
Was fishing with some guy that was apparently some kind of royalty.......... Everyone kept calling him "the King"
4/0 to 6/0 ringed Super Mutu's do the job. Circle hook will almost always put the hook right in the corner of their mouth, right where you want...
How else do you expect to keep your stationary bike from tipping over in high seas? duh
"That guy" winds in a slack line that another angler hasn't a clue about because he is not in touch with his bait, ties a beer can to it, zip ties...
Price drop....... Asking $220... stout reel...... send PM if interested
My son got a ticket from DFW for his trailing nymph (#22 size hook) having a barb not mashed down at Crowley Lake last year.
It was like...
Nothing quite like "wide open" Wahoo. I hear from a reliable source that Justin said it was the "best" Wahoo fishing he has ever seen... and I'm...
Don't be a hater Carl. Why would you wish ill fortune upon others?
I was thinking about using my ATD 12 as my night time PL68 weapon of choice. I haven't caught any big tuna on the jig yet but from what most...
If you had the fish processed, then divide the poundage of whole fish by 3 (1/3 of the whole fish is what is fillet). Take that number and...
You can always go without a ring and tie a san diego or a uni and leave a loop at the end (don't cinch down against the hook) and that is going to...
You're set like cement.
Even though you probably don't need anything heavier than 40#, it's the one time you don't have a heavy set up that you...
I have the Viper mounted to a Mak 20. Took it on my last 15 day. That thing really kicks the shit out of sharks. lol
You caught shit tons of Wahoo and are worried about facebook?
Good thing your rods and reels worked, huh?
It's Obama's fault
Accurate BX30N filled w/100 lb. spectra just in case a BIG FAT TUNA eats your jig
Set the drag at 1/3 the line test at strike for 100# & 130# line. Don't go into strike until after the first run. Make a mark with a sharpie on...
You should be fine. If you run out, the crew or another angler will get you hooked up. Basil makes great leaders, but it's not rocket science. Enjoy.
700H if you're sold on the Grafighter, or a Super Seeker 6470H. Both will work just fine. But with the SS 6470H you should be able to step it up...
EXCEL. Hands down.
All of their rental gear is new Okuma stuff. Mak 10, Andros, etc., all on Super seeker rods.
The crew, food and accommodations...
Doink.......... Dammit, pulled the hook
I took a helium bottle with large balloon to the Lupe once and during pretty good winds I was making one skip and jump all over the water on its'...
Sounds like the galley needs to get their sushi knifes out
Poppers suck, dropper loop rules
WIND,WIND,WIND, WIND, WIND, WIND, WIND,WIND,WIND, WIND,WIND,WIND, WIND, WIND, WIND, WIND, WIND, WIND, FRESH ONE!!!
I hate hearing shit like this.
They should cut the hands off thief's like they do in the Middle East.
Douchebag junkies make me puke
Go big or go home.
X4 on the XH
Just don't throw a cig butt in the water... you'll level off at 10,000 ft.
There you have it from 2 VERY experienced LR fishermen
I have an easy solution. Screw the IGFA. Everyone send me in $225.00 and I will start up the LRGFA.
You will get bitchen trophies, a name in a...
If killing a big fish with a bang stick instead of fighting it with your rod and reel is your idea of fishing, then IMO you should just save your...
You are kidding, right?
That was cool. Nice work
I think the tail may have been yellow, but I can't see it behind the tag.
My wife bought me some of those high dollar Accurate pliers a few years ago. I think they are the biggest pieces of shit in my tackle box.
Who's got the olive oil and CPAP?
I'll take luck any day over skill and experience
I like free FC, it's my favorite.
I have an ATD 12 mated to a 770XH for that purpose, but in reality I seldom if ever fish the 80lb. when big fish fishing - you just might hang a...
You will not be disappointed with a Curado 300ej.
I use it for bass to tuna to just over 30lbs. and YT to over 20lbs.
Mine is mated with a Shimano...
Works great for tying stateroom doors closed
It'll fish the shit out of 60# line. But, that would be the max IMO. It will hold a grip of spectra.
It is dependable, I'll give it that.
I'm a fish whore and will fish anything from a dingy on up.
That being said, I prefer the EXCEL and always will.
BTW, on my recent 9 day in...
Was out there on the Pacific Star. Got there a day before you.
Did very well on BFT & YFT. sang Happy Birthday to your skipper.
4/0 sized reel with fast retrieve, 50lb. line (I like a short piece tied onto my spectra - less stretch is better for the hook set), stout rod,...
I have been on the yearly "Big Al Tuna Tourney" for the last seven or eight years running (way before Big Al, Little Al and Dave Geis bought the...
Gotta love it. Sweet stuff there , congrats
Just don't let the lead weights fall out of its' mouth when they hang it up at the landing Dave. LOL
I recently picked up and Okuma Andros 5NS (narrow). I think it's perfect for a 30# application. I have over 420 yds. of 55# Diawa Samurai braid on...
I hear that Justin Fleck and Roy Rose consistently have the largest piles on the docks.
I'm sure they are all very good though
He must have been running on the rocks when he got bit
So... Check the menu, let the cook / chef know in advance if you want a "special". Not too hard to do. If they cannot accommodate you, find...
Bump............. No reasonable offer will go unnoticed
I have at least a dozen Melton wrapped rods. They have served me well for many fish. I have spent thousands there.
Tracy Melton got me "hooked up"...
Woah. Bad Ass
Did it have a big hole in the other corner of it's mouth?
I think that one got away from me last week on my 9day
I got a nasty pm from Rodman before.
I invited him to discuss our differences in the landing parking lot...
As you may have guessed, he bitched...
I'm feeling kinda left out...
...BTW, what ever happened to Rodman28
Now that's the shizzle there.
When all else fails........... Flip a coin, been working wonders for me for years.
Both should suffice
If you're fishing solid 100 to solid 130 use two bimini's and go loop to loop. My question would be why??? I would rather have a hollow line...
No, 3 bottles of tequila is not enough. Nice swag though
Looks like hurricane Odile has run its' course - wreaking havoc - and soon will be gone. We have a new one building up TS Polo. Any ideas on how...
1,2,3 punch. It looks like another one is building up right behind it south of PV, off the coast of Ecuador. Then again I'm no meteorologist. I...
Spazzzing out right now. Tick Tock Tick Tock Tick Tock Tick Tock Tick Tock Tick Tock Tick Tock ...
Is it Friday yet?
Leaving Friday on a nine day. Hopefully it will all work out ok.
Prayers out to those affected.
Get it straight before you call out a name. It was not a Tony Reyes boat. The boat was the Erik and was owned by Abel Gustavo Velez Perkins....
Price drop. Now $250.00
25 on the big X is nothing to worry about. I have fished it with 34 anglers and never once had an issue.
But, I'm biased towards The EXCEL and...
#15 to #20 MONO. Leave the fluoro at home unless it's just a short leader attached to your straight mono rig. You'll want plenty of stretch due to...
Perfect for the larger grade Bluefin. Get it while the gettins' good.
Price drop... $265.00 OBO
I know that they get 'em on the east coat all the time. I think they mostly are using a stick bait.
I personally have never hung one on the plug...
How the hell did they fit it in the gunny sacks?
Didn't look "real green' as it came over the rail.
I have an Accurate 665 that I want to sell. I had Accurate change out the old (non-ergonomic) "T-handle" to one of their rubber handles last year...
What the hell is an albacore?
Who needs to gaff an 8lb. fish? Why not hand line it over the rail or bounce it?
Looks like dog shit, smells like dog shit, tastes like dog shit.......... Good thing we didn't step in it
Beautiful creatures they are.
I would rather release that take one, but, I have taken them and they are quite delicious. ESPECIALLY THE BELLIES.
I prefer the old school leather belt to any other belts I have used and I have all kings - plastic to aluminum, small to jumbo.
I wish they would...
I don't think you got bit on the sink then. I have had them snip clean through BW130 like a hot scalpel through butter. You can tie direct to 40#...
You should try a "home made" lure.
This one catch's all kinds of shit.:p:
Oh Hell Ya!
Sweet! Dude! Dude, sweet!
I have a 9 day going out in a few weeks. I wish we could slay it in US waters for 2 days, return our catch quickly for processing and head south...
There is nothing better than getting into fish right away on a long trip IMO. It sets a whole new mood for everyone. The pressure is off and you...
A couple of really nice things about October trips are usually the weather is fantastic (it has been on all of my October trips) and the fish have...
I rock mono on my Trini DC30 that I use with a Calstar GG 690J for throwing surface iron. Albeit, I do have some spectra backing down deep in case...
Here's something for ya Jon.
They go over all kinds of good stuff; from dead...
Sorry to have to burst your bubble, but there will be no more fish left in the ocean. I am on the Big Al 9 day before your trip an intend on...
Price drop..... $250 now
Beer.... It's not just for breakfast
Wow. This thread is out of fucking control. :fighting0061:
No, the prick is talking about me :frehya2:
At least I toss mine like a "G". Kinda hard to backlash your coffee grinder. hahaha
Plus I only do...
B, b, b, Bump
Being the "tackle whore" I am this is the first time I have ever tried to "sell' something instead of "BUY, BUY, BUY!"
I'm looking to sell my...
It's all about the swim.
I have an old Tady 45 with zero paint left on it that ALWAYS catch's fish. I've had to replace the hooks twice now. "Old...
To hell with the Makita, just don't get to the landing and go "I thought you loaded the reel bag" :doh:
Just glad I didn't get pulled over :cheers:
That's why I fish the Excel
Just purchased an Okuma Andros 5ns this weekend. Haven't fished it yet but it sure feels good. Plan on using it for #25 - #30, although I know it...
Shimano is good stuff, no doubt about it. However, you can save like $200 plus on the Diawa. I'm sure both work very well.
I would go with Ballast Point
What's mono? Isn't that some kind of "kissing disease".
Ahhh.... The infamous White Sea Bucket... My favorite species to hand off. :p:
I'm on the 9 day right before your trip and I'm gonna bring some big gear "just in case".
You just never know what the ocean may offer you. And...
The pics are sideways because you are gonna be straight up and down on that big super cow.
I clean my hands several times a day with that alcohol based hand sanitizer and apply the neo (liberally) at night.
Got a nasty staph infection...
Accurate is fine if you like a reel that needs to be sent in after every trip. When they are in operable condition they fish fantastic, however,...
Nice save on the sticks.
Sounds like a great trip. Congrats! Love the decks running red.
I have caught Wahoo, Yellowtail, Yellowfin, Bluefin, Dorado, Ling Cod, Rockfish and even Whitefish on Raider jigs. I have even caught slack lines too.
There's some big bruiser blues in close. Go get 'em tiger!
This is why God gave you two ears and one mouth.
You can do it. You can do it all night long! :beerbang:
Don't need to now. We're getting big dawgs north of the border :loverz:
I like the Pena. Not with an overhand, but a 3 wrap uni with the tag end pulled straight back, not out the side and clipped almost flush.
I haven't had a full moon affect my offshore fishing. I've seen it very good and very scratchy.
Now then, trout fishing, yes. They are up all...
The #10 & #11 Owner split rings and a 4x hook make an easy change out while on the water if you straighten out a hook.
I love my calstar GG 690J with a my TN DC300. Wouldn't dream of going out (on any length trip 3/4 to 15 day) without it.
Oh BTW, easy on me? Wow, I should be so self centered. You said it, not me.
Sounds like someone missed nappy time.
3 chances not 2, get it write bee fore ewe core wrecked others
Really though. I think it's all a crock of sh!t not allowing sport fishing to...
Track no further. I'll sell that brick of mine for the good guy price. Just send PM
Swap out those stock trebles with some beefier ones (4X)
I always thought that a "super moon" was what Kim Kardashian has behind her.:indabutt:
I think I saw Jonah in there
You'll be just fine. I would use that BX2 600 for 50# yo-yo due to the fast retrieve and use the HX 4.2 for bait with either 40# or 50# top...
FOLLOW YOUR LINE! Stay alert to the troll fish lines.
Don't be afraid to be LOUD - coming over, going under, hot rail - everyone is excited and...
Justin will put you on fish. Period
Purse seiners make me want to vomit. Wrapping up entire schools of fish in one set should be outlawed. BFT genocide.
If we went back to...
Well we all know you don't use much bait John, I'm sure you catch more than your fair share and use jigs all day long. WTG
When I need something I don't have I just get it out of your box Dave.:D
follow your fish
nothing ventured, nothing gained.
On either the Excel or Intrepid I like to have my tackle upstairs. However, they both have plenty of room at their tackle center.
Even if you're...
If you are comfortable with the SD jam, then use it. It will work fine for 100 & 130. I always tie a reverse trilene in the extra big stuff, so...
Atta boy Soda Pop! WTG
BZZZZZZ! Wrong answer... Supers Cow is 300+, 400+ is bull
1. 40# bait stick
2. Fleshlight. More hooks, more weight, more Captain Jimmy Wahoo Bombs. More alcohol and tobacco.
3. Make more chunk leaders,...
Because he has a big vagina
Mine's bigger though...... I missed the Big Al..........poor form smitty
Way to go Mike! Congrats on busting your Wahoo cherry.
100 bucks for used fishing boots......... what a bargain
What's the primary intended use for the rig. If you want to use it for heavy iron (that rod will do that wonderfully) I would mate it with one of...
Hell the swag is worth it alone on an L&M trip
Anyone got any weed too? How about some barbiturates? I hear 2 Adderall make night fishing a breeze, anybody got any?
Who am I kidding? WHO HAS...
Why? They'll snip through 100 like it was 2lb trout line. 400# mono will produce same snip effect. Either wire or no wire, no mono is Wahoo proof
The big X is a "Lowrider"
Did you really have to? And I was enjoying hearing about the infamous redshirts and their flippant attitudes towards the carts, falling screws, et...
Take your 6 day gear, add as much wahoo stuff you can get your hands on and take (or rent) a 100# / 130# set up in case you go cow hunting on the...
Simple... 2 rules to not having a drag problem
Rule 1) Have the crew check / set your drag.
Rule 2) Set it yourself and then refer to rule#1
flip a coin, see what's available, go with the lightest load. All fish the same waters. Don't know about Condor skipper, but, Drew and Markus both...
Cap'n Jimmy had me wire mine up with 60# 7 strand wire with a small ring to attach to. Worked like a charm.
Simple solution; get drunk for 3 days then start fishing. No worry's mate.
Dem's some big dawgs!
Fish it. It has lugs if you need a backup rig. The TT splices super easy and has way more breaking strength than stated. Put the brakes on that...
Wow, a sink. Cool.
staterooms are for passing out when you are too tired to fish anymore.
Capt. Jimmy's Wahoo bombs are the shit.
surface iron with a mean backlash to let it sink.
Works for me.
Spectra to 4 ft. to 20 ft. on the 50 lb. FC set up. strait mono on the 25 lb. set up, use about 75 to 100 ft. of mono w/FC leader for your 40#....
I have an LX6/1 single speed. It holds a grip of spectra. I use it for 40# max. It doesn't have enough drag at strike for 50# unless you get into...
But that's where they keep the whip cream
Not exactly sure. Somewhere between a grip and plenty. You'll be fine, and you won't be the least disappointed.
Now, go kill something.
Drop off / pick up is nice. That's how I roll.
For bait specific I would get the MAK 15 SEa, nothing else will free spool as well as it does, also the power handle will put the wood to whatever...
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