RIP to "The roving angler"
Ask for Johnnie. He drives a nice inboard diesel panga and will put you on fish.
They like to bump troll livies.
I have an 8 sea, never been fished.
I have too many units in that class and am thinking of thinning the herd.
Any interest in 7530 QC?
From what I understand it can be converted if one wanted to spend the bread.
That action shows a lot of class- something you don't see very often these days...
Check out Livestrong
They have some really good resources for you and the family.
No longer associated with Lance.
Best of luck to you.
I'd send it into let the professionals handle it if you have time.
No matter what happened or who's fault.
I'm very happy with my Maks.
It's a 4 hr. drive to Port A from Georgetown.
Nothing but positive experiences here.
As wacky as threads get sometimes, standup guys and gals for the most part!
By October the jetski and pontoon boat traffic should have died down some...
I don't fish freshwater anymore but when I did Granger lake east of...
For breaking down large fish a Dexter Russell serrated works great.
At around $20 you can buy a new one when it loses edge.
It's not an HDX. I believe it's heavier rated.
It's made in USA.
It was a model they put out before the LDX and HDX.
Yes, I know, I'm getting a late start but can I get some suggestions for 4-6 day trips that might have openings and typically chill group of...
I'll take the Mak 50.
Sent you a text.
x3 for Quepos fish adventures.
I took a butterfly jigging setup on a trip to Venice once and the captain called it a Snoopy pole.
OTI rod with Gorilla 12C reel.
When that first...
I use vinyl dip paint.
1 coat white , decorate, then 1 coat clear with pearl or glitter.
What boat is that 9/22 trip on?
What about the 9/27 trip?
Had a couple very good meals there. Its over near Paia if I recall correctly.
Paia Fish Market has a delicious fish sandwich, too, if you're in...
Yes 1 hour south @ Quepos.
Offshore or inshore.
Very reasonable pricing and good crew.
Theres a thread on the Nomad Travel rods in the Chit chat area.
I have one of these on order at this time.
Is there anyway to tell if mine is one...
How bout a kilt?
Brown in back, yellow in front.
This has been a public service announcement...
There are a few class acts on this board... In spite of general overall appearance.
Nice fish and a cool story with it.
What was diagnosis?
Drag adjusted while in gear?
Just curious, have had zero problems with mine.
order it from Baitmasters.
I don't watch it much but he's the goofiest one on there.
The only one with class is Marciano IMO.
Paia Fish Market
Mamas Fish House
Couple nice restaurants.
Hit the flea market on Sat. in Kailua(?)
If you can get an intro with locals you 'll...
Don, I don't know what mobility challenges you have but there are techniques even someone limited to a wheelchair can use such as- backcast from...
Link is on Chark site in Smittys section.
Play it safe- salute everybody, sticker or not!
Smitty's has a video and I think Pakula does, too.
Also called "the crazy Mexican" by some.
I like it for everything from surf fishing casting leaders to short offshore flouro.
Lures look like a Pico perch and an Arbogast spinner of some kind
if your'e flying and want to bring back fish take a plastic cooler- not soft sided, and a roll of duct tape.
After they've inspected for departure...
Lord knows there are enough big red snapper out there to take care of the problem...
In Port A around 300 for a slip.
Fishing is excellent.
PM me for more details about the coast or ATX.
and for that, we thank you!
Did you try FTU in Houston?
Ilanders come in blue/pink, also.
Looks like it takes about 12 hours almost to the minute to realize one should not get behind the keyboard while under the influence...
I like my violence over easy...
In one episode of Bill Boyce Baja he was at the pens and they were feeding "fish chow" to them.
mmm... crunchy on the outside... meat on the inside.
Seriously, though, glad everybody was OK
Hoodad- please continue regurgitations.
Thanks for taking the time to write up and share.
That's a classic reel
You can static mag it if you want to tame it a bit.
Check out alantani's site for all you need to know about the inside.
Won't hurt to ask- its an emergency situation.
Looks like a petting zoo down there.
Fred Archer Poor boy?
I'm no expert but I would assume lots of states have different F&G laws.
I've seen marlin in the local fish market labelled w/ source of Costa Rica.
I think the key phrase here is "illegal to sell sport caught " which applies to any fish in many states.
You can buy marlin all day long in lots...
Tubes that Ilander lures come in would work, too.
I use ziplocs, though.
Thanks for the quick ship and smooth transaction, Alex.
Is it just me or does that chick have 4 legs?
Possibilities are endless...
MMMM- Crunchy on the outside... meat on the inside!
Let your chunks on one outfit drift down the side from bow to stern while you're on the bow throwing poppers with your Stella.
Silver here and from Chris at PO also.
All these years and I've been fishing with my reels upside down... good to know.
Glad I wore my brown shorts!
89# 1 1/2 oz meat bagged and tagged.
287# 4 oz.
I had to buy a new tree trimming saw this year so I'm making a pole mount with the fiberglass extendable handle from the old one.
Seaweed extra heavy this year.
My favorite time of year is fall- cooler weather, less traffic, more bait and predator action.
In a nutshell- Estos pendejos son chingados!
Keep an eye on that lipped plug when reeling in at trolling speed- you will be ducking a rocket before you know it!
I like anchovies on pizza AND Ceasar salad- sometimes both at the same meal. Call me crazy...
I believe the 505 and 506 are basically the same reel just...
You might take a look at Alan Tani's site.
Lord knows I'm nobody to be giving advice but here goes-
Imperative to warm up before any activity. As you age this is more and more important....
I like the Keen Newport or H2o myself.
Good arch support and toes are protected.
Soles are black but non marking.
No expert here, either, but you can feel that jig kicking when you find the sweet spot as far as speed when reeling.
May be a little different for...
That wide blade is called a resaw blade.
Made for cutting a board in 1/2 on edge so they are wide and stiff.
They are made for small or large...
Hey! somebody just pinched my buttcheek!
I'm sporting the new Summers Eve flavor!
In Baja I have only stayed at Rancho Leonero and really enjoyed it.
No touristy stuff or clubs, but the pool and bar right on the beach was great....
Hey cuz, you prolly get some response over on the Hawaiian fishing or boating forum.
Maui no ka oi brah!
One of my exes is over in Makawao..
Got mine today and its friggin SWEET!
Thanks for putting the deal together.
Thank you sir.
Please confirm order and receipt of paypal back in Jan.
I understand you are putting together a bulk order, but please confirm receipt of paypal payment.
Does it come with a pocket?
Don't forget what a great artist he was, too.
Fair winds and smooth sailing, brother.
Got my 16 today and its beautiful!
I was fishing a party boat once and there was a guy by me who would let a chunk start drifting then go up to the bow to throw poppers w/ his...
Don't know why they left it on, but they put it on when freelining a livey or chunk to slow down the line release and indicate when bait is...
I get a little err, uhhh cranky shall we say when I have not been out of the house in a while.
My wife knows I need my batteries recharged every...
Please pass the aluminum foil...
Thread made me remember how good the Orange Roughy used to be.
Googled it and it was called Slimehead at some point!
Chilean sea bass is outstanding!
I don't order it very often because it is threatened but it is one of my favorites.
Chinese place near us steams...
No longer available.
Toyota does make diesels, we just don't get them in the US.
Just wondering what the story is about delay of shipping of 16 se's.
Production issue or supply not keeping up w/ demand?
Pass the tinfoil, please.
On the upside, we won't have to vacpac fillets, they probably will have a much longer shelf life!
Seen this before and...
That video is hilarious, plenty of stuff that's mildly humorous around but that made me chuckle!
Dig the iridescent silver one- very nice!
If it does not heal properly it will be a LOT bigger problem.
This is advise coming from someone who fished 4 days with a plastic bag over his...
If you are after red snapper, state waters are open year round, fed waters only during season which is subject to whim and fancy of bureaucrats...
I can take care of that for you.
Have a drawing and measurements?
What species wood?
My call or email was never returned from several weeks ago
Best of luck,
Those who have them- What rods are matching up ?
Is a SS 1x3 heavy enough? Calstar 770H or XH?
I called and left a message but call never got returned.
Interested in Tiburon and Makairas
My best friend from high school used to tell a story of waking up in the morning to find his last bite of cheeseburger still in his mouth!
If you can't see where you are pointing or reach your pointer while using the head, you could lose some weight!
Just wasted 10 minutes of my life reading this thread.
Like a train wreck you can't look away...
This is what I do, also.
Just leave the mold sitting on the rim.
If you don't have this type of pot, pour a few without hooks just to warm it up.....
"Water is the new oil" T. Boone Pickens
"Whiskey's for drinkin', water's for fightin" old Texas saying.
Take all the fixin's and make ceviche out of some of the first fish, unless you are tuna fishing, then make poke. Chips of course...
That reminds me of the Alvey which is still being produced in Australia, I think.
Yep, podnah, that's the way we roll down heah, ya'll!
Least it wasn't a joke about sheep...
Sometimes the bait guys are hanging out there within paddling distance.
You may also get some leftover from when the boats come in or go to the...
Do they come in XL?
Uneedit stick- for us tackle ho's
So far, I like Predator or Stealth.
Cana de muerte
Thats all for now....
That ivory colored reel is a vintage made- in -France Garcia Mitchell.
I'm not a rod builder but I did make these wood butts for a buddy.
The diamond pattern took over 40 hrs. to hand carve out of Mesquite wood.
What blank is best match for a Penn 50vsx set up w/ 100# braid?
6.5', to be used for trolling, chunking and bottom.
Thinking SiC ring guides....
Yes, it's true, grasshoppa- OLD GUYS CAN STILL ROCK1
Way to go, Fishy B!
I'll take it. PM sent
Couple other ideas to consider- electric impact (Makita, Snap on) might lower output needs.
You can add an auxiliary tank inline for more holding...
One just sold on "the auction site" for 90.
The fact that you are asking for feedback makes a positive statement about about your character.
On other sites, I have only seen positive...
Somebody should let SKB know so they can stop putting those crappy Chinese no latching POS's in their 7200 boxes.
Silver w/ black spool
Blue w/ black spool
Black rubberized(?) or matte w/ black or silver spool
I'm no dr. but...
My advice is don't push it.
It's much harder to repair a repair than let it fully heal right from the gitgo.
That is coming from...
I'll take it,
How much on the Calstar 770h?
Capt. Obvious here- be sure to swing toward the boat and keep gaff vertical.
On behalf of all Texans everywhere, living, dead or in between- I want to offer my most sincere apologies for the acts of two morons. Also want to...
Near perfect 270 w/ cast control, Izor 50? solid for $250 + ship.
Could I just get a few tomatoes for a friend?
She wants to ... uhhhh... make a salad, yeah that's it. Make a salad.
We like Rancho Leonero.
Nowhere near any tourist traps or clubs, though if that 's what you want.
Good prices and food.
Very nice, Riley!
One thing to think about- screws into the plys of plywood may spin out and loosen so you may consider putting a little strip of...
Now, THAT is a knife!
Nice vid, boomboom.
Online store (rhymes w/ markbait) has some mounts in their clearance dept. now.
Mon back, mon back!
Keep culling, Mondo, and only keep the jumbos...
I'm just glad we had that 200' snorkel!
One hell of a bait well you got...
575 Harnell, true 80# rod
brand spankin new wrap on vintage blank w/ straight Storabutt.
This butt can easily swap out.
AND- it's in TX!
KAWTMOTOH= keyboard anglers with too much time on hands...
Do they come in pink with a pocket?
How about a 7530 qc for 275?
Arbogast has been in bidness a ling time.
Didn't they make the Jitterbug and Hula popper?
Put me down for one and yes, I am aware they quit making them... for now.
Rancho Leonero offer some packages,too.
We went in August and fishing was epic!
Take a couple of your own setups if you can.
We use 1/2 crab here in TX.
They will be biting in the nastiest weather of the winter when anyone w/ sense would be home indoors!
I'll take it.
Best of luck, David.
I see sashimi in your future!
Rancho in August is toasty but fishing is good. (barring any storms)
pm'd about 255
Have you installed drag blocks, adjusted tension knob or adjusted lube viscosity?
All of these can speed up or slow down a reel.
On Bomb Patrol Afghanistan the other day they had one mounted on a vehicle which encountered an IED,
After the blast the lens was cracked but it...
We took soft sided coolers last time and airline would not accept them.
Ended up taking taxi to SJ to buy rigid one.
Best take cooler, bags and...
A Chinese seafood place here in our hood does something similar- Steamed w/ ginger and scallions cut real fine lengthwise (julienned?)
I'll take the pg 251 w/ fewer scratches.
Just noticed your boat name- be sure and visit my buddy Nick at Breakaway Tackle in CC. for anything related to surf fishing
It's near Roys.
Seaweed season is now, not July/August.
Just effects beach life and makes weedlines for dorado etc.
Rocky is the go to guy at Roy's in CC.
What's that blue material?
You have PM.
I took one of their stock designs and changed it with a rotary tool.
You can use carbon paper between the halves to check how they mate up.
Is that the Spiderman II or the Spiderman II SE?
Look at the bright side- shelf life of your catch should increase substantially!
No preservatives added.
I agree, but don't know if they have a tapered entry or spiral on the same plane.
Need to look at schematic on my brand spankin new Mak 10.
That's hilarious! I know it's a joke because 12 mi. off the beach the water is only crotch deep here!
I'm no engineer or hotrod transmission expert although I have had a couple of ratty old bikes and Mustangs.
My take is this- helical cut provides...
Water temp down here is 70-72.
Just goes to show you it doesn't have to be very cold to go hypothermic.
Suggest ya'll hire a local capt. on a few trips to get familiar w/ waters.
PM me if you want some names.
I live in ATX and fish Port Aransas.
Suggestion- don't wear waders in water over waist deep unless you can swim and pull a sea anchor while trying to save yourself and gear.
Listen to Alan.
I use Coleman fuel for cleaner- buy a gallon cheap.
I think it's naptha, same as lighter fluid.
7' Harnell 575- true 80# rod.
New wrap on vintage blank. Black/ gold Stor a butt. gold rollers.
Harnell red and gold thread.
Never been fished...
I had a blister similar to Holimackeral after reeling in a dead 8' + stripey on a POS 6/0 in Baja.
I'm no doctor, but I suggest talking to your...
Just saw the post.
I'm in Austin.
If you still need help just holler at me.
I use vinyl paint on mine.
1.The juveniles that are not marketable get ground into cat food.
2.There is a strong movement to allow genetic engineering to improve bottom...
Any idea of pricing or date yet?
You may want to check w/ your airline directly.
American would not allow us to check in before w/ softside.
Had to scramble for taxi to go into...
Soylent Green- high protein, renewable source...
Buddy of mine has this one for sale.
Asking 280. I think.
PM me for his...
Pakula site has a lot of info on this.
Capt. T- If you can come up with dimensions and shape I can produce wood blanks for you.
PM if you want.
We had a very good time there in August.
I thought it was a good value and will go again.
Fall is the best from what I can gather,
Coupon is at top of this thread.
Smaller ones are good but larger GOM models can be wormy as stated above.
I prefer yellowtail or pink snapper.
CG- Thanks for taking the time to post up all the juicy info.
What's the reasoning behind the cord hook rigging?
What type cord is it? Dacron,...
This might work- all external rigging.
Tips & TechniquesÂ >Â Rigging artificial lures > Monster Rigging a Mann’s Giganticus G50+
The sealed ones that are sold for deer feeders will work fine- any sporting goods dealer should have them.
Personally, I like my old school Porter Cable with spiral cutters.
Check Alan Tani's tutorials.
Someone was suggesting tying up to your bumper and having someone drive away pulling drag to "seat in" disc.
Is that what you were thinking of?
If I had known I was gonna live this long...
My other car has a burro.
She looked so pretty at closing time last night.
Free manure for tailgaters
Who ordered shark bait?
Rod is10', rated at 36#.
What would be a good match for throwing iron?
30-40# narrow. Avet,, Newell, Accurate, other?
I'll take the Penn 4/0.
What's that lead lure on the bottom left?
Where did you get the mold?
Coleman fuel- cheap by the gallon.
Brand spankin new black 99 size- $45
Lightly used red on a 505hs- whole thing for $55
+ actual shipping cost.
You could take an egg sinker and part it in 1/2 and have 2 heads.
Mahogany is fairly water resistant and hard but not as bouyant as cedar....
How much for the small one?
I have a new old stock, in the box w/ papers, etc. red sideplates, chrome spool, 500sm, for $45 + shipping.
Never been spooled up.
Resident Gypsy says it looks like a fishing trip in your future...
You can order off Larry's site.
Probably not the only source, though.
X2 - What mold are you using?
Very fishy looking.
Swap an old school joiner of your choice- Walker Turner or Atlas. 6"
for the Baja Special.
Or a Stanely #45.
Have other things to make...
They're on sale all over right now.
If you want a Jigmaster w/bearings, look for a 505hs or 506hs.
Either cast very well.
All this needs to be done outside for ventilation.
Between pours, I leave my mold sitting on the rim of melting pot to keep warm.
You can also...
Tin is harder.
You can use some wheel weights for tin content.
Not a real clean alloy but I use it.
Be sure to flux and ventilate well.
If you have access to regular builders type hardware, you might look at an item called finish washers.
They are available in stainless.
Where did you get those eyes and grommets?
Slippery when wet
Waterlox- available at Woodcraft.
Has Tung oil and other stuff that penetrates.
You don't have to strip before recoating either.
4/0 wide w/ silver Accuplates, silver and black Accu handle and black topless Tib frame- all new. US donor reel w/ new drags.
Never fished since...
:finger:They can have my fishing pole when they pry it from my cold dead hands (hopefully not soon).:skullbone
There are some AWESOME kayak trails in the area w/ trout, reds and flounder.
There are a few rigs that are within paddling distance of the beach....
If surf tuna show up again, somebody please call me.
I have a cvz 300 that has never been fished w/ box for $150.
Not a Luna, I know, but made in Japan rather than China.
Can I get one in xxs in green w/ 2 pockets, one long sleeve and 1 short sleeve and day of the sardine on it?:deadhorse
Powder is harder, but I prefer vinyl because it stays a bit flexible and will dent rather than chip.
Dip base coat of white, decorate, then clear...
Thanks for taking the time to post story and pics.
Guess somebody's got to do it.
What is that featherlite stuff?
Googled it and all I found was concrete.
Working on some hard bait ideas but don't think concrete will work for...
Purple, 5.0-1 w/box, etc.
Fished couple times but appears brand spanking new.
$135. and I'll split actual shipping w/ you.
We don't need no stinkin' insurance, esse.
Motorized vessels not allowed on Town (aka Ladybird) Lake.
You can rent yak.
Hike and bike trail along both sides filled with yuppies and...
There's a lake at Grapevine if you are flying to D/FW.
Don't know anything about it.
Pic of 56 hr. trip we went on in Nov.
???, me, too.
Familiar w/belt and under arm but would like to hear about using rail to most advantage.
Yes, I've tried the search options.
You might post up on 2coolfishing.
Lots of folks from Houston on that board.
Put a few miles on since then, eh, Capt. Fred?
Link's no good.
6600 C5 Magx- new in box, green, mag cast control- $85
5600 C5 Magx, used, green, excellent cond. w/box- $65
4600 C5 Magx, green, spooled up...
Looking for the above.
Have lots of quality gear if you want trade.
Avet- black or gold only.
"Ocean Bankruptcy" is another informative book on this subject.
More about longliners and purse seiners.
I love that place!
How was the cat mob at the fish cleaning station?
3 & 5 are both outstanding!
I assumed since there was current activity that was a valid question.
Did not notice dates.
Don't forget the Marfa Lights, if you're into unexplainable mysteries.
If the BarBQ tour is a priority, my personal statewide favorite is...
The kids would probably dig the Austin Children's Museum- lots of hands on kind of stuff. Phil's icehouse on Burnet Rd is a good kiddo friendly...
Ditto what coryellk said.
Lake Austin is difficult for access, almost all private residences on shoreline.
Couple boat launches. Pretty good...
Plenty of carp and latex trouser trout in there...
Big Bend is AWESOME this time of year. Not too hot.
As for the Gulf, the further south you go the prettier the water and sand.
I fish Port...
I have a TVC-60H w/ Torium 20 full of spectra w/ flouro windon for $200.+ actual shipping.
Fished 5-6x, excellent used cond. slight rash on left...
Detailed tutorial on Charkbait or Teamoso site.
Tight lines, fair winds and calm seas to you!
Feliz cumpleanos, hermano.
Black 2sp. never fished, 300 yd spectra, mono topshot, perfect w/box and papers- $375 + 1/2 actual shipping.
Everything you need to know you learned in kindergarten-
Wash your hands often
Cover your mouth with your elbow when you cough or sneeze
Lots of old school spinfishers over there.
Don't overcook X5.
If it was fresh, wave it over a fire on the way to your mouth.
Maybe seared in a little sesame oil and ginger.
Makes me think...
Another cheap and readily available source for naptha is camping stove or lantern fuel.
Great for stripping grease or oil.
Ranch Leonero- near Los Barriles.
Great package deals, food, bar and pool right on the beach by the pangas.
With an armed chasebait-
I was wanting to know whether to rig with clip release to another rod or just reel whole thing in when it...
Guaranteed relief- hug an Oak tree...
Thanks for all the great info and the liberal doses of wry humor!
Chris answered my question about getting started with a spread...
The book "Ocean Bankruptcy" by Sloan also has a lot of scary info on this topic.
Is the little shim doohicky in place under the cap?
What keeps the teaser from sliding down to the main lure?
Thanks for all the great info.
MMMM, crunchy on the outside and meat on the inside!
Take hard (not soft) plastic cooler, duct tape, ziplocs and permanent marker with you.
Mark and freeze fish in bags @ hotel.
Fill cooler with bags...
Did you ditch the load?
Rancho Leonero rocks!
Don't expect any shopping or commercialism.
We caught dorado within sight of the resort last year.
They have kayaks...
Separate names with a comma.