check out diawa 4500 BG. i like mine very much, got it because of a solid review on Alan Hawk's website. basic but sturdy, same double anti...
i can only speak for myself, but when i read "disabled" i imagined a smoke detector mount with no detector.
yes, exactly right. and if they install one that goes off every time they cook, they remove it because it is not in a proper position to do its...
when i read the title, i thought this was going to be about 9-11, because today is 9-11 and thats how tired i am today.
id fish surface kelp trips if they did them
.....is there a Mrs. Qeequeg? lol
dont tell that to the prius drivers lol
ugly stick tiger 20-50. the ugly stick tiger stepped up a notch in my fishing world with the proliferation of braid. soft rubbery action is...
go with 8 strand
sounds like a fun time!
good to know, thanks!
does anyone take dramamine anymore? I have taken it for years and it works well but it does make me drowsy which can be annoying.
cortez are good and durable
that would be the real crime
dont let the little shit's head get any bigger... but it is supposedly the fish of "10,000" casts, not 1000. great catch !!!
thats a great explanation. thanks!
I like that advice, I WANT an Avet star drag but I can't seem to break my $90 Okuma Cortez 10 lol
i use a 3-4 foot, 40# floro or mono top.
i have a BG 4500 and love it with 50# braid.
the bomb smoked
2nd. i love mine, never going back to the tall ones
This comment is excellent. Spain fucked up all their colonies. I'm glad you brought that up.
yes, i agree
Try em out, if they swim well fish them. Use the non swimmers as garage art.
i know, right?... dont protect the ones that taste good lol
check the pictures
wow, congrats! that is incredible
get more info first, unless you want to roll the dice
nice beach tuna
the tweekers are already eyeing that kicker motor
the icast awards are meaningless
thats a good explanation, thank you.
good point, light thumb tension does make them drop faster with less flutter.
awsome! thats a pile of fish!
50 is too wide for that diameter of spool with the 6.1-1 gears. dont ask me how i know. get the 40 size
Thanks for the report. The rockfishing is awesome up there, the ocean conditions are a bit different though lol
"Rock Cod fever" I catch it all the time... also a great name for the boat I will probably never get lol
the annual "el nino?" thread lol
winner! "gave it a count of 100" lol
beer battered garibaldi is the bees knees
damn dude! thats a side of beef
damn bro! thats a hog!
That is a good point about the different sizes. When I internet shop for reels, I usually make comparisons based on the gear ratios and line...
edit... shut down the thread before the secret gets out lol
We are on the same page, brotha. I got chewed off by a bluefin a few years back, on a flatfall with stock hooks, thru 50# floro. Since then, I...
ergonomics is more than just palming the reel, but whatever, you said you were "just curious" so I offered my opinion.
you will know the reason when you fish with it. it is a very ergonomic size of reel, and with braid there is plenty of capacity. worth a feel imo
I have an okuma cortez 10 and it casts very well, and has taken quite a beating and still works great. If you are casting braid, the magnet is...
yes, this x2.
US should annex Baja. Mexico doesn't deserve it.
its a joke
sounds like we are dealing with some shit from mexico...
It is a picture of a fish with an unusual injury or deformity, the point is entertainment, just like most of the rest of the internet. Thats my...
I didnt know that about the type 3 anodizing, seems like a shame it is not used more. Thanks for the info.
I dont really care that much...
damn! nice ling
I was hoping the Newell reel company would live on and continue to make reels. It didnt happen, unfortunately.
I have used for pan frying rockfish, tastes great. pan frying is great for small batches of fish IMO. The only reason I dont use it in the deep...
I caught my first jackpot yellow last year throwing a 6x jr. on a 6'6" jigging rod, because the yellows suddenly came up from the bottom and...
+3 on the 690j glass. try a okuma cortez 10 or 12 reel, cheap and light, with mag control. i have both, they take a beating and keep working.
that looks perfect
FWIW, olympic style weightlifting is helpful for anyone with a pulse, in any sport or walk of life, at any age. You dont have to be big and...
Thats a great idea. If you need to increase resistance you can work your way up to tall boys and 40s.
I don't know, I can only speak for myself and tell you that gold is not my preferred reel color. The rest of "Socal" guys have minds of their...
Awesome trip and report. sounds like a great boat and crew as well. thanks
That is great info, thanks. I caught a nice one at the end of december one year, seemed strange at the time but I guess it happens...
Up here in centralish cali, we were hoping that the yellowtail biting at the islands was going to become a regular thing. the only thing that...
I tried a button up shirt once for fishing... it had a monogrammed marlin, so I figured it would be cool... snagged my line on a button, now I...
a few years ago i lost a flatfall to a tuna that chewed through 50# floro. since then i have used flatfalls with circle assist hooks for...
lol at least it is not gold
thanks for the info. sounds like a good upgrade from the older models.
good reel for the $. i have the 10 and i love it
does anybody know the difference between the new 2018 models and the older model saltist? i heard the ar bearing on the old saltist was weak,...
that is funny
fingers on the trigger, on a boat, at night. the mexican "navy" lol
Dark Seas fuck off
You get a "like" for recognizing Bender. Whats Adult Swim?
i think someone has this page confused with "craigslist rants n raves"
thanks Killer, i appreciate it. years ago i bought a diawa sha 50 (high speed 6.1-1), and ended up hating it because of the wobble.
thanks for the info. i wish i had seen alan hawks site before buying the azores 55 lol. i got a diawa bg 4500, ill try it out this season.
that may be the way to go, i agree. the narrow spool is very nice. i was curious if anyone was using the 12, if they liked it or thought it was...
any feedback on the cortez 12? i have a 10 that i really like, and thinking about getting a 12 for 40# mono on a jigstick. any feedback...
fathom 12 for chovy
i have the same reel, i agree its hard to cast. its a sweet reel though, i really like it.
killer burn. you sound like a nice guy. i bet you are fun to fish with.
lol, maybe you should try going further sometime. might be an eye opener.
i have a seeker rated 20(30)40. that is pretty close to being the most reasonable system of rating a rod, i think.
if that includes demo and disposal for previous bathroom, and the quality of the work is good on demo and install, less than 10k is fine in my...
spectra is best on spinners and reels with magnets, for me.
for a conventional, my okuma cortez 10 with 60# braid and 3' leader of 50# floro is...
an abu garcia,
and im sure theres some other stuff in my shed.
but, i need more... ;)
so, im a...
best post ever.
who cares? throw 300 yards of 40# braid and fill the rest with mono. done deal, time to fish!
I have used hollowcore for jig casting and it works just fine, FWIW. It casts as well as any other smooth braid.
I have the ahi assassin 100 jigging rod, and I love it for 30-40#. I'm going to get a bigger model next for fishing 50#. They are worth a look IMO.
on the nose. i have had success with the simple "triple overhand" braid to floro or mono with 65 braid to 30, 40 ,or 50# mono or floro, to a...
catching a large mackerel off of goleta pier, with my dad, in 1978. i was 3.
not that many selling fathom 2 speeds because they are so awesome!
im sure the mexican goverment will be right on that. lol
nice bass from the land! thanks for the report.
only the rapists and felon fis
im still waiting for someone competent to start making new reels based on the newell design, but with modern...
interesting statement. i have often thought about how many fish i take (fishing 5-8 times a year) versus people who fish every weekend or more.
moving from coast to coast like a BOSS! well done sir
i prefer the style of the diawa lexa power handle. avet handles are great too.
The problem that I had with the citrix power handle is that it...
i like mine as well... except for the "power" handle.
black eyed peas and yellows on new years day is always good luck! nice job and thanks for the report!
lexa 400 works great, im sure there are better ones but the lexa 400 is versatile.
yes, we are all fucked. maybe there are too many people around.
i have used toro tamer braid and it is good stuff. the toro tamer rods are nice too. some of the toro tamer lures are cheap and cheezy, but the...
make sure it comes with the hook to hang it on your belt; this "minor" detail is as important as the brand lol
29 left? sorry everybody, they are going the way of the dodo.
as for using the money to feed starving kids, also a waste. the human...
without the clamp the reel/rod combo will feel more comfortable. the heavy duty aluminum reelseats are solid, no clamp needed IMO
i used to think i didnt like reelseats until i found ones i liked. now i like reelseats and dislike reel clamps! try alps double lockdown
lexa 400 65# smooth braid and 3' 40# leader. you can go lighter but this will do it all comfortably
yes the thumbs thing! much better than touching the spool. more fine control.
I too always hook up while eating or drinking something. Good to know its not just me.
Awesome video and lings!
thats the biggest female I have ever seen of that species... nice job!
why? does he have a good credit score? JUST KIDDING! maybe we can all grow a giant 12" sense of humor from all of this nonsense.
racism of any kind is wrong in my opinion. but its never going away completely, from any group. im not sure what "reverse racism" means. either...
all the teams except Oakland
Thanks! I appreciate the advice. I havent fished for trout in years, I may have forgotten how. I was planning on bringing some small spinners...
Sasquatch? I am Sasquatch! If I see another one I'll give him a Coors lite
Thanks Bob! I appreciate the 411. I might like to kill some carp on light line, they fight like a freshwater bonito! I will be fishing with my...
trout? any other species?
Anybody have info on shore based fishing for Big Bear lake(Cali)? I fished the streams in that area as a kid but never the lake. Any info would...
THANK YOU! Any person claiming greater than 100% strength needs more basic math... or maybe the laws of physics have changed unexpectedly!
alfred morris and darren mcstumbles are competent to pick up the slack.
great video! what kind of fish was that?
hardest fighting surf fish in socal, oz for oz.
gotcha. the usual. not fun.
ya i agree give the sporties a little space if you show up after them. if you get there first, they should give you room. jmhfo
my cortez 10 is a great 30-40# reel but my 5 is better for 30, imo
one of the best fishing reports ive ever seen! awesome!
nothing quite like your first yellowtail!
it does not matter how much I have, i always want 2 more lol
thats a good trio of combos!
Im sure it would be helpful, and very interesting to look back on, but I dont do it. I probably should though...
dont soak it in the bait tank so much. geezus, that is crazy! could you elaborate on your fishing/maintenance?
try a 9'
bird shit and blue /white worked for me this week. just sayin
I hate when that happens! anybody think a spinner under $200 could be a jig tosser for yellows and last? I like to use a short(3') 40-50# floro...
I caught my first yellowtail on a spinner yesterday (small, around 7-8 pounds) which was awesome. However, not so awesome was that the reel had a...
good to go!
you should stick to Shimano
no skunk, nice job. when they are biting you will slay them!
the 405 will kill ya!
braided line makes spinners legit. anyone who has a problem with that needs to re-evaluate their logic on why they fish certain gear. it is not...
Nice job. It takes a lot to get Neptune's attention these days.
arctic char at Lure Fishouse
Three things fishermen either lie about, can't estimate accurately, or a mix of both: dick size, fish size and casting distance.
while fishing for mackerel for bait, caught a bat ray on 12# braid, perch rod and a 1/32 oz crappie jig. a different time, caught a hefty...
that is an ambitious bluegill! they fight hard enough sometimes to make you think you hooked a bass lol
any Okuma nerds out there?
Are there any after market power handles for the Citrix baitcasters? I like my Citrix, but I dont care for the stock power handle. It is the...
yes, tuna love them.
lol apparently not, all the bathrooms will from now on be tranny bathrooms.
you are good to go. have fun!
I dont think its worth much $, but the sentimental value must be priceless. hang on to it, my 2 cents.
spider hitch. 2nd would be surgeons loop.
nice job. you put in the work and good things happen.
I watched a guy in Ventura throw iron pretty well, all day, with an Avet sxj raptor. he had several of them, all on long rods.
Turkey vultures are cool too!
lobster used to be on the shit list as well. tastes change. that being said, Bocaccio are my least favorite rockfish, deep fry only!
check out 2 piece popping rods (from many manufacturers), they are very nice and dont feel like 2 piece rods. great for iron.
trade for a black calstar glass 90j, factory wrapped? its rated 30-60
blacksteel 6490 for yellows, i like mine
that is awesome!
im not a veteran, more of a multi year rookie, but it looks sizewise between a pl68 and a 45. I hope you bought them! that is monster for a...
Your reports make me want to visit Florida for one of those trips! Looks like fun stuff. Thank you for the report.
white and glow sumo jr.
squall 15 levelwind
I got a Lexa 400 for surface iron, and it has become my favorite rockfish reel.
if you liked sabre, use calstar wc and seeker classic. IMHFO
great place to dry clothes, towels...
Its a good start.
Surfgoose, I feel (some of ) your pain, as I go about 6'2", 250#. I can't imagine how hard it is to be 6'7", I hit my head on enough shit at...
Cant wait to see it! Looks like plenty of room.
which way did you face the clamps? picture?
that is really cool. now it is a 6 way wrench. could you also add a phillips #2 and flathead insert? great job.
Second that on the Cortez. I have the 5 and the 10, love them. And, they are inexpensive.
Looks awesome. Your rod building room looks pretty sweet too, nice job on that.
Where were you fishing? I think its a grouper, but I don't know which species.
I used to have an MXL raptor but I sold it because I didnt really like the gearing. I much prefer my Penn Fathom 25n 2 speed, the low gear is...
i dont have it anymore, but as a kid i the early 1980s i had a metal baitcasting rod. i used for pier fishing, caught many short halibut with it....
thank you for that. I have heard many fisherman and deckhands swear they can cast a jig 100 yards, yet I have never seen it. I have cast 50...
"that guy" looks pretty cool! you da man
sumo jr. for yoyo
looks awesome. the bait tank is nice too. albacore machine!
did you catch any fish?
thanks guys! merry xmas
You nerds dont know yet?
Does the new G2 sxj come with a rod clamp like the raptor?
Its not very unconventional, but rather than squid I prefer to use mackerel chunks. Works great. FWIW
concrete weight or concrete jig? looks like they are using a "dobie" as a weight.
i have a jx mc 4.6 and it casts pretty well. i like it a lot, lots of torque and a comfortable feel in the hand. you will like it.
cool video, thanks for sharing
Great point about the weight of the spool. I would love to be able to compare spool weights on different reels before buying.
Excellent point. Saying why a hook pulled is like saying where you got a cold, there is really no way to know for sure.
thats what rod holders are for, fishing while hungover lol
i dont post about the WFO seaweed bites i usually encounter. if i actually catch something, you will hear about it. dont hold your breath though.
im voting for mountain dew camacho as well
Thanks for the report Brian!
The Chargers are from LA originally, so it would kinda make sense for them to move back there I guess.
But the Raiders moving to San Diego?...
agree. and marvin jones is no longer the coach!
yes, it is super annoying. and Dodge is crap.
anything a white person says or does is racist.
cool video, thanks. batrays are fun!
That looks like incredible fun! wow thanks for the pics and report.
I have one, I love it! It is great with either tip (basically a perch rod or a halibut rod). If you surf fish, you will like it very much.
Thanks for the replies. There are so many different types of braid to choose from, and I have heard that some are not great with spinning reels.
What type of braid do you guys recommend for spinners? I have 2 spinning reels to spool up, a tiny one for surfperch and a penn spinfisher 3500...
good call. good for the BSP and occasional halibut as well.
flippin rules. big bass often hang out literally inches from the shore. Great catches!
ya, likewise. its hard (for me) to get the lure to drop freely while maintaining total "feel" over what is happening.
I had a similar experience with a BFT chewing through 50# floro after inhaling a flatfall.
Just for the fuck of it, I rigged a flatfall with one...
fathom 25n with 4.8-1 gears
Don't worry about the kids not eating that much at dinner, just box it up to go and you have awesome snacks for a few days. They will be excited...
okuma shadow stalker is worth a look. i have the 8' 20-40#, with a lexa 400. light and strong. good price.
ahh, who am I kidding? Give or take 50 yards of whatever hollow, thousand strand, cloaking camouflage maxquattro blah blah blah... Does it really...
specs on the new 450?
You say "trying to finish of my masters degree..." but im hearing "getting my masters degree despite all this other shit LIKE A BOSS!" keep up...
Thanks guys! Looks like a good reason to fish this weekend!
I left my fishing license in my work truck. If I want to go fishing this weekend (before I can get into my work truck), whats the procedure to...
raptor combo sold
I have a glass 90j and I really like it. I use it with a JX 4.6, and sometimes with an okuma cortez 10. it is not that heavy, and it feels...
fishing less than I like.
here is the craigslisting:
caught my personal best yellowtail last year at ventura/malibu county line, on december 29th. stay ready.
a much better fisherman than I once said, "if you are not losing tackle, you are not fishing where the fish are."
I really like that advice... I just cant follow it myself lol
great catches and great video (short and all highlights!)
good eats for humans or gamefish! nice catch
yaaaarrrr... ya beat me to it!
awesome catch bro! great pic too, the best ones are taken while trying to catch another lol!
congrats! fish of a lifetime
Hendrys any suspect areas. Dont bother rolling on more roofing(which could just cause different leaks to show up), just use hendrys until you can...
thanks. they didnt have any, which leads me to believe they dont exist. good call though, they have a great variety of retrofit handles.
"Let the Battle begin" haha classic.
does anybody know if penn makes a power handle for the Sargus baitcaster, or if a different after market power handle would fit the Sargus?
take it out and try it. you wont really know until you fish with it. it sounds like a sweet setup.
take them all, use 1
best themesong evah!
who cares? you're the fucking maaaan bro! great job
if we all complain enough, maybe "they" will reduce the yellowtail limit. then we can all bitch about that.
thanks for the great research and write up. looks like abu garcia just changed the game.
also, i really like your insight into the future of...
looks like a sailfish fucked a wahoo
the question is, do you like it? if you like it, it doesn't matter if its a knockoff imo.
probably 30-50% of the trip cost
jettys are the new sportboats
not sure but they remind me of damselfish, the tropical aquarium fish.
small calicos work better
pound for pound an excellent sportfish and good food if cared for properly.
conventionals are better for many things, but spinners are great for others. if you only use one or the other, you are missing out. great article.
fish like that wont bite your hand off, but it could easily drag you down to your death. yikes! great video, thanks.
[ATTACH] Karma +1000 for helping the sea reptile
lots of great advice already. id say get a lexa 400 and a fathom 25n, keep the spinner because sometimes they help you get bit.
btw, great job...
ya go for it
Awesome job on the big ones bro! When are we going again?
nice job raining on his parade! lol
26 yellows! nice job
great post. i totally agree. light spools help with this too.
you might want to try thumbing the edge of the spool, instead of thumbing the line.
I know what you mean. I have noticed that tendency with mono top shots on lever drags(with their heavy-ish spools). Good description
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so.... did you catch any sand dabs?
looks like fun!
any recommendations? I have only done 1.5-3 day trips out of both landings, and I am unfamiliar with the 1/2 day scene down there.
nice fish bro! dont worry about the internet warriors, half of those clowns probably dont even fish.
thanks for the informative post
get both, they are on different ends of the spectrum
nice job matching the beer with the yellowtail
word. im gonna get a 5 next time i find one on sale.
second that on the cortez reel, I have a cortez 10 and i love it, and it was on sale for less than $100.
for those that are motivated enough, a frozen tuna carcass could even be returned to the sea on the next trip. sand fleas need food too!
i need to go find a brown paper bag to breathe into...
ya, i have a cortez 10, love it. and i love my sx, but the cortez is alot of reel for the price.
sx mc is pretty easy to cast, even with braid.
ugly stick tiger 20-50. nuff said
I like Izorline. you might want to try it in the 30# flavor as well, it is very strong.
you are welcome in advance :D
I think the Seahawks might be able to get Matt Flynn back, problem solved!
Awesome report as always! thanks
I don't want your stinky freezer, but thanks for the offer.
A SHORT extension cord, while never as good as plugging into a wall outlet, will not...
there used to be fish like that here in california called "albacore".
nice job, thanks for the report
Shorter, more parabolic rods will feel better than longer, faster rods. Imo
What Spize909 said was good. I use my Avet for surface iron as well, although it is my "heavy" iron reel.
avet jx 4.6-1
what color drone works the best?
that was awesome!
Since reel and line manufacturers both lie about everything, I have resorted to trial and error and BD forums (how much of this did you...
there is a cool video here on BD somewhere of a similar thing with a butter knife. fish like shiny things.
i love my jx 4.6-1!
toro tamer by charkbait is a good value, similar quality to power pro, seems to have less waxy coating.
I like your reasoning Sir, excellent! I have found that works well even when the fishing is WFO
I think you have the right idea, just lurk around BD for a while, eventually you will encounter people with similar tastes in your area, just be...
great job, are you sure those are your first two builds? They look really great. kudos
If those fish came on the retarded tadys, what are you saving the good tadys for? lol just messin, great job and thanks for the great report.
Epic! Retardos #1!
In theory, yes. The reality is that if you are used to flylining with mono, braid behaves differently and will take some adjusting.
looks like a great trip. thanks for the report and pics. lol on the "race card!"
You are off to a good start (although it might not feel like it), putting in some time and paying some dues. Keep it up, you WILL get fish, and...
Avets service has been excellent in my experience.
You sound like a real bad ass! Are you going to find those guys and kick their asses?
I think those are 2 speed jack poles
Agree, much better than the "Ocean Goldfish"
That looks like fun to me, but I bet those fishermen never want to see another tuna as long as they live. lol awesome video.
time to "conservate"
Goddamn loch ness monster!
only one way to find out
thanks for the report
just buy another reel, there are some inexpensive 2 speeds available, even if an upgrade is possible it might be expensive. if you have the lx...
sounds like it might work. full seriously :D
thanks for the info
lol time to get some bluefin eh?
whatever it is, its a first for me (and a skunkbreaker lol)
sorry about that, even when visible its not a great pic.[IMG]
[IMG] sargo or rubberlip perch? Caught off breakwall in Santa Barbara.
nice carp bro
good call. i use a cheap LED headlamp, frees up my hands for fumbling thru my stuff.
good point, if you never see it, everyone will say "it was a bat ray"
good report, thanks. you will get them next time!
trying to find fishing time...
Best post about anything ever.
The Stardust is good, and I still ride it sometimes. They have been finding awesome rockfish spots. HOWEVER, compared to many other sportfishing...
Fish of a lifetime, congrats!
sounds like a good way to wash salt out of your boat. thats working smarter! :D
between 0 and 500 pounds
I enjoy fishing on the Stardust occasionally, they do great on the rockfish. However, I usually make the 45 minute drive at 3am to Ventura...
I miss the Hornet!
That fucking sucks. Fuck.
Cool, that was a great trip! Hope to see you out there again.
On the Island Spirit?
Great report! thanks and congratulations.
Are you saying that I need to fish where the fish actually are? [ATTACH]
[IMG] what kind of fish is this? White Seabass?
looks like a lingcod machine! nice job bro
I want to argue for the newbie but I cant because your argument is solid and your internet name refers to eating box(awesome), and you live in...
close enough for me, I bet it eats things I dont want around the house:)
in socal, if it doesnt have a rattle, it aint poisonous unless it escaped from the zoo. that being said, that aint a gopher snake!
nice, on the iron for bonus points!
catch lotsa yellowtailed tunas!
nice tuna brah
i have a fathom 12, I love everything about it, EXCEPT that it doesnt fit quite right in my hand. it should be taller and narrower. otherwise it...
nice report, looks like a good night of fishing, with the kids is a bonus.
watched you and eric guerrero crush my teammates at CIF in 93 lol
what are you fishing for?
yes. long topshot over 65# braid. great reel for surface iron and flyline as well. graphite spools need to make a comeback.
watch out for sea lions when you pose for pics like that lol
why not go all the way and put Oprah on the $20. Not only is she a black woman, I hear that she is also a lesbian. Trifecta!
the ocean... does the fun ever stop?
if they swim good, sharpen hooks and slay 7 pound yellowtail tuna, if not, excellent decorations for xmas tree or man cave. A buck a piece, I say...
yellowtail are tuna. duh. jacks are an atlantic species.
i got a penn fathom 15 levelwind, it is sturdy and nice except that it is too slow for fishing deep in my opinion. I am looking at getting a...
A keyboard breatalyzer would eliminate 1/2 of this websites content... or at least most of my posts...
I am curious, has your cast improved without the magnet? Freespool time is one thing, casting is different IMO. Inquiring minds want to know.
sounds like epic rockfishing! thanks for the awesome report
690j good for short topshot, lots of cushion for the braid.
fish with lures, keeps you busy
second that. collars are the bees knees!
nice job! sounds like a fun trip
looks like nascar
second that on the IPAs, they are awesome.
its like the new brewmasters are re-inventing the wheel for 5 times the price. Sam Adams Boston Lager has been around for years, now there are a...
It was a great post and report, thanks.
It's all coming full circle, some of the hippest new microbrews taste like original Coors lol
Like I said, I'm leaving when they ban fishing here. Until then, I'm wasting water with the best of them.
Thanks for the report, you will get em next time!
Thanks for the report. Looks nice out there.
Time to go get ready for my full day trip this week. I hope the yellows are around.
You must have been a contractor lol.
The Rams might be back in LA...
I just need a good reason to bitch. I'm glad you noticed, someone's paying attention. Thanks Wils, go Beavers!
Dont worry fuckers, as soon as fishing is illegal here I will be leaving. Maybe to Syria or Central Oregon.
You "love it or leave it" ranters...
I used to think I was blessed to be born and raised here, now more and more I'm starting to think it was a curse...
he has a very smooth running style, but powerful.
Thats quite the collection.
Anyone ever fish the "orca'"? I have one that I'd like to try.
Great job! That big yellow looks like it could eat that sandbass lol
"I'm snagged on the bottom again... oh, wait..."
I used to be a hardcore Lakers fan in the 80s and early 90s. I stopped watching the NBA (except for the playoffs sometimes) when they stopped...
Its very nice, a wonderful gift indeed. You must do good work, to have a customer like you so much.
That rod should mostly work great, except...
nice avatar pic. 2---takedown!!
try them out and see if they swim. if they swim well, they should work well.
I match jig tackle to what im fishing for and with, as well as conditions. Just like every other kind of fishing in the world. Hope that...
Calstar wc690j for light, wc90j for larger, seeker blacksteel 6490 for everything.
reels, lexa 400 high speed power handle, okuma cortex 10, avet...
nice job on the beer, the fish is awesome too! SB represent
Anything that dries a bit slower than spray adhesive (for ease of application and positioning of xwrap)?
I have used spray adhesive before, and it...
Thanks everybody! I am using the Dremel method, about halfway done (just need to pick up some more cutting wheels.) It is working well so far.
old school glass is awesome.
awesome bro! thats a huge vermillion, and any cabezon is awesome. you have a GF who likes to fish, shes a keeper! thanks for the report.
Good call on the butt cap. My 6490 had too much junk in the trunk to fit in the rod holders on the Condor. Very annoying.
I want to restore my WC690j to its original deckhand style awesomeness. The reel seat, while very nice quality, simply does not feel right while...
I think the subtle dragonscale adds a huge dimension to the look, like a hidden feature only visible in bright sun. Awesome.
are those things native to texas? great videos, thanks
badass as always!
after reading this thread, I am somewhat worried about my blue avets fading....
wait, I changed my mind to "WHO CARES?"
I have to admit, I am as...
will that stuff work for yellowtail?
nice job and nice collection of rods
when I grow up, I want to be you guys...
yes slime eels
MXL Raptor, 65# braid with 40# mono topshot. They like the yoyo iron.
I like my deckhand rods. I heard they are like that so the reel placement is adjustable. I can't wait to hear the REAL answers!
I had a reel...
Life Aquatic? anyone?...
i dont know, but id like to find out.
Leave some for the lingcod and yellowtail!
Seriously though, I am genuinely befuddled as to why people fish for sand dabs. Do they taste good?
think we will see any of these?
lots of practice. good casting is slow and smooth.
for what its worth, I sometimes have more success with slightly less line on the spool....
now that im thinking about it more, .....................
its such a non issue its easier to give up than explain myself. I like my fathom 12,...
i was just thinking the same thing...
i think that guy proved whatever he was trying to prove, which apparently was that he is too stupid to be scared.
thats the nicest wrap i have ever seen. just amazing. you are a bad ass. keep up the good work.
only works with the leopard print shoes as pictured. also, only works on piers.
it just takes some practice. none of these smart asses knew how to do it out of the womb either. the first response is the best one (bondrvr)
you are my hero
they should call it the "zara dog", because you walk the"dog", you dont walk the "spook".
good eats. great job!
I love my avet SX(and my sxj, jx, mxl raptor) but if the bearings are about to go to shit, I wish I would have never bought them. WTF? Why such...
Something I have noticed about the long rods: its a little trickier to bring your fish to gaff. Ask the deckhand if you get a chance about that....
Yes, I share the same feelings about Van Halen as Joe Dirt does lol
Second that on the Cortez. I have a Okuma Cortez 10, got it for $95, its my new favorite reel. Casts great, good ergonomics, light.
I had a...
you might want to check out Calstar West Coast 270H. its an 8', but it works great on the left coast here for lingcod and rockfish, and weights...
Nice. I have never seen such nice ice fishing pictures. Great job!
im going to try and go on the Stardust 1/2 day on monday, there are probably open spots. weather should be good.
If you want classic west coast, which I totally understand, go with a Newell. Best classic west coast iron reel, light spool for fast...
Seeker used to make them, but since the company changed hands they stopped.
id go as well
if possible try before you buy. for 3/4 day boats, lean towards something smaller than a baja. for local fishing, most people have way more line...
I used to own one of these before I stupidly sold it. Mildest kicking .45 I've ever shot, great gun. BUMP
You are the man Pete. Way to tell off the asshole.
Thanks for the report Tony. My fishing standards are as low as my standards for women (except for my awesome wife!),that being said any day I...
awesome! holy shit that's a monster.
dang, I gotta get out there. Thanks for the info.
shouldnt it be called the "super spanish mackerel jig"? looks very cool, thanks for sharing.
the bad swimmers look cool in my man cave.
Ya, how about a clamp for the SXJ?
looks like im going to have to buy some more shit...
you get your first like for the pic of the yellow pounding 2 beers. now, time to finish reading your post...
op, listen to this guy, he knows his shit. imhfo never buy a rod "sight unseen"(unless you already know what to expect, or like surprises!), and...
its really silly. if the tree huggers could get past their adversarial relationship with fisherman, they might see that artificial reefs are...
try it "as is" first. it will probably work ok. casting distance isn't everything. jmhfo
If you are on a tight budget, ugly stik tigers go for $60 and less when on sale. Good bang for the buck, strong and durable.
Thanks?... Uhh, what do you and your uncle use for rockfish?
whole squid is hard to beat, on a dropper loop or a jig. small mackerel are good too.
Whitefish is the stuff!
Those of you using mono backing, are you changing it periodically or using it year after year?
try a bob sands knot. i have used it successfully with 65 braid to 30, i think its worth a try with 12 or 15. add more turns to the uni part or...
I have a lexa 400 with 7-1 gears, it's still only 36" retrieve per handle turn, so it is still has lots of torque. I'm guessing its a similar...
I don't have any of the jigging rods, but my ugly stik tiger bait rods are rated a little heavier that their actual actions, IMO. For instance,...
i have had good luck with larger whitefish with small strips of squid(1/2" by 1"), with small hooks, 4-6. its bizzaro fishing but it works...
i like lures that have cool colors. if the fish bite them, thats just gravy lol
Thanks Brian! Are you still in SB?
i dont have to cut holes in my pockets anymore!
Outstanding work! This winter in Socal is brutal...
fireball is a good thing to drink before driving home after a party/fishing. it freshens the breath as it destroys the evil liver!
strawberry hill bitches!
5-1 gearing on fathoms and fathom levelwinds. Carl Newell had it right. Learn from a genius like Carl, instead of following the Shimano/Daiwa...
thats some good times!
I usually use mono, but I might change after reading that, your reasoning is excellent.
good stuff thanks
That smallmouth is a hog! Nice
That's a lot of death birds. Sounds like a horror movie.
I used my old sealine x sha for 15 and 20 many times, and then for some reason (beer?) bumped up to straight 25 pound big game for a 3 day...
A little chum works great to bring in the macs, finely chopped squid is a standard.
there is already enough information on this thread to confuse the OP, now its a pissing contest......
Good point and in my opinion and the end of the story: individual players have preferences for footballs. Scuffing, soaking, all the crap that...
haha I like it. as funny as the original. this it the adult version, now that we are all almost 30 years older.
Based on your number of replies, it seems like you LOVED reading it.
Enjoy living in Chino.
Thanks for the report! You sound like a fun guy to fish/drink with.
the talking heads were commenting about how the packers got too conservative after the final interception, but I have to admit I didnt think the...
Sounds brutal. My condolencesLOL
As a Raiders fan, I like the Kubiak hire.
after all these years, Kubiak is still working below Elway
Nice basses and halibut. Nice gaff shot on the halibut, like a boss. Thanks for the report.
very nice. the fish looks surprised to be on your wall.
42 fucks were given for this thread, I give one small fuck. Too many fucks...
looking at bloodydecks, procrastinating...
ugly stik tiger 12-30#. no better 7' flyline stick for 15-20# at any price. bring on the haters!
bump for a solid reel, great freespool.
Whales like blue/white or scrambled egg colored boats
is it a heavy or a surface jig? looks like an Oregon lingcod jig
Bryant tried to do too much on that play. He made a great attempt at the catch, and would have had it easily for a first and goal if he hadn't...
Yes they could. Remember the Andrew Walter days? At least this year they were competitive in a few games.
maybe you could be more specific with your question. what type of fishing? what type of boat?
fishing is the best pain killer! thanks for the report, you are a tougher dude than I am.
I think its funnier to the BD staff to leave it open. I'm pretty sure this new site won't be much competition for BD!
so thats what a cowcod looks like... thanks for the report
Chargers are hosting the in-laws for the playoffs this year.
That is a really nice illustration. Thank you.
Seeker now makes a 7' Pinhead TNT, 30-60, for what it's worth.
Fishing jigs is a good way to wake up when you are dozing off while soaking a bait, in my experience. More and more, I just cut to the chase and...
I have the seagate 35. I like it. Seems to take a beating pretty well, and its light and fast. For what its worth.
I just learned the spider hitch last yellowtail trip. super easy, many 30# class yellows boated that trip using the spider hitch with a palomar at...
I used to practice on land, very helpful. Now if I'm taking practice casts, I go to the pier. Keeps the line wet.
My Mxl raptor has some spool play like you mentioned. Seems normal to me. I wouldn't worry about it, as long as they work ok otherwise.
X2, monofilament is like pussy....
makes me want to check my reels. where do you guys store your line when its off the reel? i have heard about using a garden hose spool, but im...
That was you? Those backlashes were epic! J/K, I used 30 pound izor xxx copolymer last weekend, worked fine, tests over 40 pound break strength...
Exchange it at the store you got it from. Simple and done.
for what its worth, I have an avet jx 4.6 and its a beast. if you go single speed, consider it over the avet jx 6.
cormorants... the winged jerks of the ocean
Thanks! Lots of mackerel out there to keep the yellows around.
enough for your kayak prolly. check this out http://www.accuratefishing.com/support/linecal.php
saw him at the santa barbara county bowl last year, for the first time. he could still belt it out. huey louis and the news opened. RIP
we saw 2 guys on a zodiak, wearing wetsuits, catch a couple of monsters at around 8 in the morning. a few kayaks in the mix as well (makes me want...
do you take payment in the form of kicker motors?
Synopsis of trip, in no particular order...
boat: Island Spirit
crew: friendly, knowledgeable, talented, awesome
location: Ventura/LA county...
I agree, I love screwing around and laughing and having a good time. There is no money on the line anyway, so who cares about records other than...
I just got one from the website. I haven't fished with it yet, but I clamped it on my blacksteel 6490 and I like the feel, I think it's a winner.
He left the cooler behind because he finished the beer.
Looks like Jamarcus Russell lost a lot of weight and color.
if the mxl 6/4 you have is a raptor, it will be awesome for 40-50# tops. if it is a "non raptor" mxl 6/4, it is great for 25-30# tops but not...
that clamp looks nice, if you dont mind my asking, whats it called and where did you get it?
Someone already stole the kicker motor
If you are considering a Cork Puppy or upgraded clamp, you might want to check out the "Trigger Clamp" that Charkbait sells. I prefer mine to the...
Nice Plecostimus bro!
In my opinion any overnight boat out of Ventura Sportfishing is good, Pacific Eagle or Pacific Dawn.
2nd what Tailchaser said
Sounds like a great day on the bay! Good job!
Thanks for the info, much appreciated.
I agree with you on the triple lundee. Great knot, does everything. Great on shoelaces as well.
Sell the one you have and get the raptor.
Whats your favorite style of acid wrap for casting distance? Is the guide spacing different than a conventionally wrapped rod? (the rod will be...
You forgot to remove your strap-on prior to the x-Ray. Good luck with surgery, the procedures and technology get better every year, you will be...
I don't speak for Penn, but I thimk that Charkbait puts some sort of wax on spools before they fill them with braid. I dont know how well this...
nice job. you are a badass!
the Pac Voyager never disappoints! sounds like an awesome trip, glad you could enjoy it. You never forget a trip like that.
nice job bro! keep up the good work
I can assure you, based on the picture, that fish was caught on a live squid.
best largemouth bait eveh!
seems unnaturally forced, like they are trying too hard... like most of the Jackass spin offs
no real estate, on this planet, is in the hands of its original owners. stealing land is how humans roll, if you lost it its because you were not...
why are snowboarders a sacred cow? if they steal shit, fuck them, regardless of how "cool" they are. wheres the love for organized hispanics lol?
they were awesome in LA! thats the reason I became a fan as a child. Marcus Allen, Lyle Alzado, Cliff Branch, Howie Long, Jim Plunkett... and...
Happy Birthday and thank you for your service!
the only colors for raiders are silver and black. 0-8 in the standings, 5-3 in moral victories!
I do that all the time, my wife makes fun of me for "pretend fishing"
No, but I got a speeding ticket once. Had to do traffic school.
Defending yourself is legal, if its done properly the law will usually agree....
primus, "fish on"
i agree. in this day and age of pussies and softies, a person who takes no shit and threatens or uses violence to protect themselves or their...
fishslayer! excellent job
i wasnt expecting any albacore
I always thought the shape was supposed to be hydrodynamic and snag resistant(as opposed to a pyramid sinker or similar), and to defend the...
thats not punishment, bluegill are wicked awsome!
thanks for all the info and encouraging words everybody! :)
Calstar 690j for smaller jigs. I love mine. Soft tip, easy to cast. Like a previous poster said, it might be a little soft for huge fish (50#...
Any info relating to costs, equipment needed would be much appreciated. Interested in learning how to wrap rods as a hobby and to repair mine as...
Nice job on your first trip. I like your attitude.
That's great customer service! You might be able to chop the top off the rod that broke and put a new tip, might be a good rockfish stick, just...
everybody knows cabezon love coors light
what they said +1 ^^^^^
I have seen that before. I was always puzzled by that.
nice job on your first yellowtail. I still remember my first...
i thought lurking is what members do, maybe its just me...
great report, thanks
bring some 20ish, otherwise you are ready to rock! good luck, dont be afraid to drop something deep on a paddy stop, thats where Oprah lives!
great video, looks like good times. never caught macks or bones off the shore before. if you don mind my asking, what rod/reel are you using?
skipjack and mackerel colors should be mandatory
Thanks for the video Tunanorth, very cool. Those guys are pretty talented! If I had the time I would love to learn to cast like that. I am...
If I cast an iron approx. 50 yards with a 9' jigstick, which is good for me, it is long enough to get glances from the people around me, and the...
I'm sure Carr will want a real job eventually. I just pray he doesn't go to Denver!
Raiders fan here... nice win for the Chargers. Glad it was a close one though.
Not sure if it was a good effort by the worst team in the league...
Epic killing spree! Well done
Ugly stik tiger 20-50
Good choice, nice looking setup. Thats a workhorse.
punctuation makes all the difference. "no money down" or "no, money down"
best case scenario for the Raiders: lose by less that 7 points. worst case scenario for the Raiders: already happening.
Good for her and her family! looks very talented. I bet he has forgotten about the traffic ticket by now...
Ya you will be good. Enjoy!
If you like how smooth the stock drags are on your Saltist, use them. They might be all you need for a while, depending on what you are fishing...
When does seal season open?
Nice job, great report and pics. I think I saw a couple Bankies in that haul, yum!
Nice catch, reminds me of the old days fishing lake Havasu when I was a kid.
As a die hard Raider fan, I can guarantee a Charger victory this weekend.
cant make it this time, but bump for one of my favorite boats!
that is the most impressive catch I have ever heard of! more details please
you might not want to even bother with lures if you are a newbie on a budget. learn how to fish bait first IMO, save the $ for more 3/4 day trips.
ugly stick tiger 20-50, 7'. best bang for the buck. i own seekers and calstars but my ugly stick tigers are still solid live bait rods that are...
they only want whats north of them. its like manifest destiny, turned 45 degrees to the right. hola Oregon!
not that there is anything wrong...
thats a wookie, probably chewbacca
x2 what johndtuttle said. if the bearings go to shit later, replace them. might as well see if they work still first.
I fished the Indian years back, always slayed the albacore! I give Chris and crew an A+
Thank you Tunanorth!
awesome report. you look like the guy from Drunk History
im an asshole here to acknowledge the HORRIBLE play (for the last 10 years or so)of my favorite team, the Oakland Raiders, and their still having...
anyone know where to get them, or how to rejuvenate them? the bearings on my sargus are getting kind of squeaky and it seems to not cast as well...
best use of a stuffed cat evah!
that can be a warning to other yellowtail, to stay away from your tree!
good report, thank you. nice job on the yft. you should get some sort of prize for the smallest yt eveh!(no disrespect, if it died, might as...
i really like my sxj but it is hard to justify because it doesnt work on a deckhand rod. I can use many different baitcasting reels on a trigger...
do the metaloid reels come with a magnetic cast control, like the raptor, and if so, can it be turned completely off (unlike the raptor)?
Nice fish bro, Bravo!!!
I would love some free pot, but I dont think I will qualify... I have a good steady job, child on the way, and havent smoked it for several...
I like it, caught a bunch of yellowtail on it. I personally like the feel of the 4.6-1 over the 6.2-1. It recovers 36" of line per crank which...
Welcome and glad you are back to fishing!
nice yellow for 8# line!
my jx cranks freely at a decent drag setting, i figure if the handle is binding on an avet, the drag setting is too high. If you need more drag,...
my best guess on weight is... heavy enough to be AWESOME!
you would probably prefer a nicer reel though
Yes you can
Not trying to be a smartass, but why did you buy reels that are magged if you are just going to remove them? Im guessing Raptors maybe?
Way to tough it out! Well done.
La Boca Vista?
Not a star drag, but I'm pretty happy with my JX 4.6. Sometimes I feel like the high gear or my MXL raptor is too high, but the low gear feels...
How are you spooling it? I just got one, prolly gonna use it on my Calstar 690j for throwing small irons ( has a reel seat installed). Mostly...
Thats some eats! well done Sir!
Thats not what I heard!
nice one! great job
I am comfortable casting with mono without any magnets, but since I moved to braid for jigs(for a number of reasons) I prefer the MC reels all the...
great video, you are the man!
No, tossing from a sportboat. Thanks for the reply though.
Thanks for all the replies, much appreciated. I will not use a swivel. I have always had good luck with the palomar, sounds like the San Diego...
Does anyone use a snap swivel to fish iron, to make changing irons faster? I never used one when fishing mono because a polamar knot is so fast...
Nice job, reminds me of the 1980s.
Great report as always, thank you
That is a very black or white way to look at it.
I could of had a Seavee instead!
Keep up the good work! Badass
First time I stepped into the cabin on the Shogun, there was a big bowl of bananas on a table. Classic.
You are joking, right?
I have a Seagate 35 that I like, it light and comfortable to fish, and has performed very well for me. I have used Sealines in the past that...
Looks vaguely "Kalashnikovy", what kind of gun it that?
Thank you, I appreciate your concern and interest. You are always very helpful.
I like the look of a nice boat anywhere, but I think an RV usually looks like shit.
I just really like boats, I think.
Reminds me of the free (plus $6.95 s and h) t-shirt I was supposed to get from Penn after purchasing a spinning reel in january. They cashed my...
The fact that it was a private charter should make it easier to find the culprit. Probably a friend of a friends friend. Good luck and hopefully...
Those always count.
Great pics, thanks for taking the time!
Someone just pick up the fucking ball, and somebody else try to tackle him, for fucks sake!
Anyone heard of this for fishing with anchovies for pelagics? Involves a chrome torpedo sinker with a 4' leader and an anchovy, supposedly an old...
Thanks for the advice. I have never used a levelwind for big fish before, do you think it will hold up to 30# yellows or tuna?
And, what is a...
I have a fathom 15 levelwind reel that I got originally for rockfish, however I find it to be a little slow (I think 25" per turn). It seems to...
Bang for the buck, daiwa sealine SHA 40 4.9-1, and Ugly Stik Tiger 20-50. This setup is inexpensive, durable, and fishes 25-30# mono very well...
thanks for your opines, got the JC MC 4.6 with 400 yards 65# solid braid. We will see how it works this summer, I will post anything awesome or...
300 yards 40# powerpro on mine fyi
Success, great job!
Pacific Eagle is a solid boat, good crew.
Thanks for the info
Is there a particular brand you like that you would recommend?
Charkbait has Avets with free braid spooling, eases the pain a little.
I hear ya, I love to fish and like to eat fish, but a good steak or pork ribs are usually better in my book. I tried to release barracuda on a...
They are always around!
Catch a buzz... and more!
Always catch bait, it might be the only thing you catch all day. Then fish the iron all day to cover more water. You can sleep on the ride home.
I recently lost one myself. I am going to try stacking 2 different sized stainless washers to get the desired effect, I'll post here again if it...
I like catching mackerel. They are like mini bonito, and they are usually eager to bite. Even though they are baitfish and not the intended...
Calstar 690 is the shiiiiiiit, I love that rod. Casts great, makes a small fish feel big and puts a big fish in the boat!
For a 2.5 day out of SD in August, and hopefully longer trips in the future. I am unsure which one would cast better. I like my SX MC for casting...
Ditch the troll stick. Bring more jigsticks instead. bring the rest of them, like john e. said, they wont do you any good sitting in the garage!
I remember "Clouts" were popular for a while.
What the fuck is a swimbait?
Thanks again John, good info. The Bob Sands is my go to knot for leader already, glad to hear you recommend it.
I thought they were Armenian Americans.
Avoid the major ones at all costs (sprains, broken bones, amputations) , avoid the minor ones if possible (like blisters, hook punctures, bad...
I heard they can pinch you pretty bad... worse than a sardine bite.
That sounds good to me. I have no experience with braid and spinning reels, do you just use a short (3'-5') topshot, or can a larger topshot be...
Thanks for the info everybody!
This might be a good year for the jig stick.
I have inherited a Shimano Baitrunner 6500B, and was thinking about using it for flylining anchovies this summer. Never used it before, does...
basic, beginner powerlifting will make you stronger. keep it simple, dont overdo it, lift consistently and you will see strength gains.
I am curious to hear everyones opinion on this one. I try to night fish on the full moon, otherwise I fish when my work schedule permits it.
Never give up and believe in what you are trying to do; if you dont believe in what you are trying to do, try something different. Always pay...
for straight mono to hook, the palomar has never failed me. if you have problems tying a good knot, why not get really good at a simpler...
are you going to throw them or drop them over the side? say yes for both
whats the breaking strength of fishlips?
Thats some serious meat in those zip locks! Nice job!
That was definitely NOT GANGSTA! lol
Congrats! That thing is a monster. Good report too. Good detail on how you caught it and good pics.
Avet SX MC works great for me. It is small, comfortable, and for fishing straight braid the MC is nice IMO. I have always heard that lever drags...
Maybe just wait for the next fish for sashimi and cook this one.
100 in Goleta at 5pm today. I hope the heat wakes up some big fish, because its not good for anything else.
Awesome, great colors.
Agree with this. The less knots the better.
Just spooled a SXJ with 300 yards of #40 PP, should be sufficient for a 2# boccaccio...
I'll cross my fingers that those fires get put out ASAP!
Stay strong bro, things will get better with time.
I thought the blurriness in the picture was to protect the identities of the guys who farmed the fish...
a good day to be surf fishing... catching is just a bonus!
Agree. Just blasting it with some water might leave some salt residue. To get a rod clean enough so the guides dont rust or corrode, it might...
Long live the Hornet!
Dude, this sounds like bullshit to me. I would love to be wrong, trust me, I would love to catch albacore within 15 miles of Anacapa. Just...
it would cost about $900
Once again Carl, you are spot on, in my layman opinion. Gillnet bans coincided with the resurgence of the WSB as well as the California halibut....
that is a badass piece of finish carpentry and paint. just WOW!
Lets not get too worked up over this :D
its fine. if you are a beginner, its the way to go. after getting a lot of experience/practice with mono, there might be situations where...
A friend of mine will be staying at the Pueblo Bonito Los Cabos, and wants to do some surf fishing near there. He is an experienced saltwater...
boat donuts, awesome.
Grass or Black. Not a johnny bass
I like straight braid, like jiggyn said, instant hookset. Also, I really like having only one knot whenever possible.
Epic fishing for you as usual. Keep it up bro.
Thanks for the info.
I did not know that. Thanks for the info. I can see where you are coming from then, Ventura/SB boats target lings consistently (barring the...
Next time I will, what bites up in Westport?
That weather report is similar to some I have heard the night before a 3 day out of SD, and it gave me anxiety (because I'm a big pussy) but was...
Hot stick! Nice work man.
small cheap flashlight or headlamp
Great info, thank you very much.
My timeline is off a little. Or a lot, I haven't caught albacore in a few years. The reason I thought the purse seiners I saw were catching...
That last sentence really hit the nail on the head, Carl. From local to global, there are too many people and the issue is taboo for politicians...
Just was reminded about an idea I had about sustainable tuna fishing.... Over the last ten years or so I have been fishing 3 day trips out of SD...
Sounds like you and the fish both came out winners in that scenario. Great story!
That is a cool idea. I might need to imitate it.
If you fish a lot at night, you might want to try an LED headlamp. Cheap and works well, its...
Nice catchin for one hour. Its good to see the youngins are out there, soon to be 22" and more!
I cant imagine living in San Diego and wanting to drive ELSEWHERE to fish. I guess the grass is always greener...
In my experience, the...
Way to break the skunk!
I have a 690j that I like. It had a mushy, parabolic action that makes it good for braid. It works well with the smaller size irons as well at...
I don't build rods (yet) but I read your posts and you guys seem to know your shit. I have much respect for this BD rod building community. So,...
Salmonoid of some sort. Or Garabaldi, can't tell... possibly a Largemouth Bass.
It can be tempting to sell a bunch of tackle to get some awesome new tackle, and its just a hobby, so why not? Keep what you NEED, sell the extra...
As much local fishing as I can, it's hard to get out there with work and school. I like to fish out of Ventura Sportfishing, they have a close...
I used to have Newell reels and I was kinda obsessed with them. I had to sell a bunch of my stuff at one point, unfortunately, and when I got...
Next time you visit Las Vegas, check out gun stores in the surrounding areas, like Henderson. They have some great deals on glocks sometimes.
Big fish are the most fun to catch. They are not, in my opinion, as delicious as smaller fish.
Penn Fathom 12 with 40# hollow braid(thin and smooth on the thumb) and short topshot will be my goto if anchovies are the only bait available in a...
which one is he dumb one?
Thanks for all the info everybody. I have never used a jigging rod, I might have to try one.
I have fished live bait for yellowtail many times but never the yoyo. What tackle do you guys like for fishing yoyo technique for yellowtail? I...
million to one shot!
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