Great story! I'll be down in a week and a half. Very excited.
A great credit card is the Citi Double Cash. I get 2% back on all purchases. But, I would still pay by check if they were charging 3+%.
Okay. I will have to check tomorrow. Of the heavier ones, one goes to the Perko switch and the other appears to go back to the engine. I think...
I feel pretty stupid. I took a[ATTACH] battery out a few months ago and now putting it back I seem to have one more wire than I remember. I have...
I love using my Komodo 463 at Cedros with an 8ft Okuma SCTi. 50lb braid with 4 feet of 40 flouro. Great all round outfit!
When I got one of the first Metalloid 5n's, the drag went from 0 to full very quickly with very little in between. I called Okuma and they sent...
It doesn't sound right. When you are adjusting the drag tension knob, make sure to only do it in free spool. Good luck!
Wow those GW are really impressive! I had a 14ft one come right up to my 23 ft boat at Ano Nuevo when rockfishing. It hung around for about 5...
They are discontinuing the Metalloid I believe. I have the Okuma 5N2 and fathom 25NLD (not 15). I'd say fathom is a better reel.
I used penn 965 for downriggers and then also used shimano charter special 1000 levelwinds. For dragging lead, you don't need a high end reel but...
Sorry I just looked and don't see Quells on Ebay any longer
My wife and son get seasick. I was able to buy Quells from England on Ebay and it works for them.
Wow, great memories. I used to fish down there with fly and bubble in the late 70 when I was about 12. Also used to go out on the barge...
Nice fish! Thanks for your report
Last week I took my Cobalt out of storage and pulled it to Tahoe for the season. It started right up without the jump starter. I ran it about 30...
I put my fathom 40NLD2 on a UC 7'6 Predator.
Sounds like a great trip. Congrats and thanks for the write up!
Nice report. Sounds like a great trip! Thanks
Thanks for the report. Glad you still got to fish.
Bingo! Thank you
I bought a used 16 on ebay. The reel is in fantastic shape but stays engaged when I go to free spool. I was going to tear it apart but was...
Great video. Thanks for posting. I liked the big bait ball under the boat with the sharks swimming through it.
Amazing! Best post ever. I started my 2 sons out fishing early and now they are 17 and 19 and love it. Great job Dad. That is creating...
It was great to meet you guys. I'm glad the rest of your trip went much better!
I took my 2 sons 17 and 19 to Cedros Outdoor Adventures and just returned Wednesday. The fishing was fantastic on 25-30 lb yellowtail. My...
Thanks for the report! My 2 sons and I leave Friday, can't wait
Congrats! Looks like a great day
I would be fine fishing them exactly as you have them. The only variable lately is what happens if you hook a big 100+ bluefin on a 1.5 day type...
Great report! Sounds like an awesome day
thanks for sharing. Awesome pictures!
Advil - I was sore after pulling on fish all day in the panga. Oh and I found the sun all day without shade pretty brutal. Bring long sleeve...
I put mine on a
UC 7'6" Predator. Feels great but haven't caught fish yet.
Thanks for the very informative post with all the information on gear. It is very helpful for us new to long range.
I went out to Bob Sands with my son to meet up with Jamie and pick up my JRI jigs. I got to try out a bunch of heavy UC rods and he taught me a...
Make sure to check the swell report. It can get very dangerous. I've seen people having fun on the jetty walls. Good fishing.
Good times! Thanks for the report
That is one proud and happy looking boy! Great job
Great report! Thanks for the fun read.
Hi. you will be fishing pretty deep and there are tons of rocks so likely will lose some terminal gear or jigs. you'll want 40-50 lb rigs. You...
Great trip! thanks for the report.
Congrats on getting back in the saddle on the cows Alan! Cheers, Ed
very cool! I love fishing with my sons.
Wow, fantastic report. I can't believe the size of those fish.
Great video and pictures! Thanks for sharing.
Great trip! Thanks for the report.
Great report! I am definitely going to try that recipe. thanks for sharing.
I hope you are back fishing soon!
Hi Steve. Not to beat a dead horse but yes I had several conversations with the office and they said they would not make an exception to the...
Thanks Soda Pop. I totally understand if I was getting a refund and leaving the spot open but they are getting the same 100% as if I was riding....
I was able to fill the spot. Thanks Adrian. I hope you have a great trip!
On a less favorable note, Red Rooster 3 is charging me a $250...
Thanks. I appreciate it.
I'll increase the discount to $1,250. This is more than 25% off the cost of the trip. It should be a great trip for someone. Trip...
So happy for you to be fishing again! Have a great time.
I had made a deposit on the Red Rooster 3 cow tuna trip sponsored by Accurate leaving Nov 7 for 15 days (12 days with optional fly back...
Great report! Sounds like an awesome trip. Congrats
Thanks for the report. It looks like an awesome time!
I have all type of reels but I think the Penn Fathoms are a fantastic reels and great value. Good luck!
Great report! Congratulations
When the fuel dock in Santa Cruz used to sell anchovies they used a cast net to catch them. They would throw some dry dog food to get the...
Hi Alan. Great to see you back in action!!
Just got back from a fantastic trip at Cedros Outdoor Adventures. The lodge and rooms are beautiful and the food is great. Service is...
Thanks for the great report! What lures/colors worked best for you? leaving next Monday!
I'm going to be there a week from tomorrow! Can't wait
Very cool picture of the squid. Thanks for the report!
what is an albacore?
Longest I've gone is 4 days to Guadalupe years ago. I do follow these forms closely and love fishing. I'm looking at fall LR trip...
Thanks for the report. I'm going in early Sept so appreciate the info.
I'm with you. I still have my jigmaster I got as a Christmas present in 8th grade 40 years ago! It still gets fished once in a while.
Unless you have an emotional connection to the reel, it may be less expensive at the end of the day just to buy a new Penn Fathom or Squall star...
I'd go with 25N with 65 spectra and topshot as well. The baja special is a little big to cast all day but does work great for yo-yo. I like the...
Thanks for the answers guys. I appreciate it!
Thank you. Searched threads but couldn't find much.
What size flatfalls are people using?
I used to take my 2 boys out on the party boats for rockcod starting when they were 4 and it was a blast! I set them up with spinning rods with...
Put some trim fluid in the reservoir and boom! Works perfectly. thanks for the tip!
Battery is fully charged and same result on both trim tab on motor or trim switch on accelerator handle. The trim motor engages but no movement....
Thank you Kid Creole. I looked through the entire owners manual and could not find where you check the fluid or refill it for the lower drive. I...
I have a 225 4 stroke Honda that is about 15 years old. The motor to lower and raise the outboard was sticking. I haven't used the boat in a...
Is the power handle on the Komodo 463 larger than the 364?
Why not check out a Fathom 15 star?
Now if we could just get them to eat the seals we'd be set!
you have a lot of good advice here. I've grew up fishing in SoCal and moved to NorCal in late 90's and have a boat in Santa Cruz. I haven't...
Thanks for info!
Did the old style torque reels also have the disengaging spindle?
Very cool video. Amazing quality!
I have had my boat slipped in Santa Cruz harbor for 7 years. Before that I used to trailer. Santa Cruz harbor is having a lot of issues. We...
I agree with the Penn
Fathom 25N but would specify the star drag rather than lever drag as first reel. You can set up with 300 yards of 50lb...
Okay John. I got my new Komodo and have taken it out when checking crab pots just to cast around for some fun and seems great. I cannot figure...
I've had a boat in SC harbor for 10 years. It is pretty easy now since they have the channel dredged out. You can go to...
Does anyone know what size they are using on the bluefin now? Thanks
Awesome video. Very cool to see all the breaking bluefin!
Great job! Congrats. Ed
Thanks for your detailed tutorial. This seems a lot more complicated than a normal conventional reel!
That is great! It reminds me of taking my sons fishing at that age.
I've been 2x in the last month. You want at least 40lb for both yo yo and rock cod and a short stout rod. it is deep. yo yo is 150-250 and...
I have been fishing a 25Nld 2speed a lot on the 1.5 days and overnight and it is the perfect reel for 40. I have a lot of reels but think this...
Salmon in the ocean will open up beginning of April and the ocean rockcod, lingcod should open up the Good luck! Ed
Okuma also has a new drag cam available for free from customer service which has a more smooth progression on the drag range. Cheers, Ed
Wow awesome wahoo picture! Thanks for sharing
It is the knob which holds the lever drag. It just unscrews. Super easy
I followed the link but didn't see the discount?
Great video. I really enjoyed all the pictures. Almost like being there!
I received my drag cam from Okuma customer service. Changed out in 2 minutes and drag progression is great now. Thanks for the heads up guys! Ed
Wow amazing! Congrats on such a memorable day.
Great video! Thanks for sharing.
Very nice job Kahn! Heard you out there today. Go get them!
Wow. that is a beautiful pargo. Thanks for sharing the pictures.
check out the special on charkbait.com. Avet mxl plus pliers pluse all star rod (I love the one I have) for $200. Sounds perfect for what you...
For local 1/2 day or 3/4 day fishing, you are going to be using 20lb the vast majority of the time. Trolling applications are usually much...
Thanks for the report. Looks like an awesome trip!
Wow, that is one impressive box of fish! Great job! What happened to the sea bass on the left in teh second photo? looks like a sea lion had a...
Can't fish Tuesdays or Wednesdays but at least we're fishing!
I love that! Arethose tuna tubes on the back?
For deep bottom fishing you need to go with an old school penn 4/0 senator not the sealine. just my opinion
Wow, epic trip! Very nice pictures.
Epic day! thanks for the report and pictures!
Thanks for the post. Great trip!
Awesome start! Sounds like the Paddy Hopper has some good mojo.
look up Alan Tani on this site. He is the man as far as reel repair goes and he lovesthe Pro Gears.
unbelievable trip! congrats! definitely the fish of a lifetime.
Wow, awesome post! It's great to see the kids hooked up. They really seem to know what they are doing!.
What an awesome trip! Wish we had fishing like that in NorCal
I have one and love it matched with my mxj. It is a great set up for around here. I'd like to get a couple more!
Wow, awesome post and great trip! Thanks for sharing
We are planning a family trip somewhere in Mexico in the middle of Feb. I am getting knee surgery thrursday and need something to look forward...
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