When I was in high school, we’d hang out on my friends boat in the marina on weekends. I remember the clanging of sailboat riggings at night in...
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It’s cool to hear about the barracuda fishing with feathers. It was a real art to fish them. I learned from some great guys back in the 60’s. The...
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These are the days you cherish when all the stars align.Looks like you were fishing on a lake out there!
She sees some pretty nasty weather. I didn’t see her at the dock until the end of the summer. You don’t have to go very far offshore in Alaska to...
Oh man, I’m a dork. I didn’t even think about those side screws! Sucks to be old lol! Thanks!
[ATTACH] It looks like the bare wires just push in. Is that correct or are there special terminal connectors? Thanks!
[ATTACH] [ATTACH] Back in the Albacore days, it was common practice to make a trolling pass behind whales. It was a proven technique that usually...
They were netting the hell out the area just north of Hood Canal Bridge over the weekend right in front of the house
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[ATTACH] Somehow, someway, fish could actually be caught without using fluorocarbon, braid and 2 speed reels! Probably used knuckle buster reels...
Back in the day of running Sportboats, my absolute worst loads were on Friday night twilight trips in San Pedro when all the workers from Todd...
This was my view flying to Fairbanks last winter on RAVN
Try Josh Brooks at Brooks Alaskan Adventure in Homer.
Hey Danny... tell Pam that Wally says Hi!
What color would be best? Plenty of choices were available on the cruise ship lol!
I was hoping I could get away with trolling a boatline off the stern while I was in the hot tub
[ATTACH] Saw the Royal Polaris leaving Ensenada while on a cruise this week. Kinda cool shot from up high. The Shogun was next in line for...
Outstanding report and pics!
Even back then, it was a great deal! Sometimes if the Voyager was full, they’d use the Cutty Sark as a backup boat.
Have you checked on shipping costs yet? We fished all summer in Homer and shipped fish to family and friends. It ain’t cheap from Alaska. We got a...
The “Sacramento” was anchored over deeper water. We also caught lots of Salmon Grouper. Also, when the Bluefin were around, we’d get them off that...
Looks like some happy campers there! And awesome weather!
[ATTACH] We had a close encounter in Canada on the way to Alaska. Thought it was going to demolish the mirror!
Good job! How did u plumb in your bait tank? PM me if you want!
Back in the late 70’s/early 80’s (can’t exactly remember the exact year),there was a big influx of salmon off of Newport Beach just outside the...
Ok, that’s why I’ve seen 180 anglers listed. They list it at full day but it would make sense that it’s 2 half days combined
Check out the passenger counts on the New Del Mar out of MDR! Over 100 on lots of trips
We were getting ready to leave on a Mothership trip from San Felipe a few years ago. We were waiting for 1 passenger to show up. He finally did...
Yes, some of the guys there are dip netting and snagging in China Poot but that’s slowing down. Most guys I talked to the last few days brought...
The fish cleaning tables in Homer are full of guys coming back from the Kenai loaded with Reds
Those are nasty critters. Found them when fishing the giant Albies in 1984
I’ve noticed the New Del Mar has been carrying over 100 people on some trips. Amazing that you can attract that many people catching tiny...
Caught many on strip bonito
[ATTACH] I had 2 clamp on Big Jon downriggers on my 12’ Gregor for Kokanee. They were perfect and well built. Don’t know if they still make them...
It was actually “caught” by some friends we met up here. I told them I would put it out to the group for identification!
Back side of the east end past Church Rk. Can’t miss them when you see them. 3 big V notches on the side of the island
Very cool! Looks like he’s loving that boat burger!
Too much to list. However, one really fun day was on the Sea Fisher out of Hermosa. $7 for am half day and $3 for the re-ride. Caught 5 halibut...
I can relate! That sucker really hurt...almost as bad as the shingles itself!
Remember it well! Brought back lots of memories seeing the bait sled. It was great when the New Sunbeam would spill some bait at the receiver and...
Great choice for a boat! We’ve been fishing the crap out of ours (31 trips so far since Memorial Day) up in Alaska this summer. Have fun!
Very nice Dan! There are some chunky bass there
[ATTACH] I’ll take this picture over to the ADFG office on Monday but thought I’d post this here until then! Yes, this is for real. Caught in 100’...
I’ve had the harpoon dart rip out while tied off to a big Halibut. So now we just buoy it and let the drag of the buoy tire it out.
The trip we did out of Sitka a few years ago had a slot limit. Either the halibut had to be smallish by Alaska standards , about 25 lbs. or...
[ATTACH] We were jokingly complaining to Belinda that after catching halibut in Alaska that bigger fish boxes were needed in the Sea Legend lol!...
I am so glad I spend my summers in Homer. 2 halibut , any size , every day....period. No silly regs or games.
We don’t even keep our boat in Washington anymore. We just fish all summer with it in Alaska and just keep it in storage until the next summer.
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[ATTACH] [ATTACH] [ATTACH] [ATTACH] Nope, no big halibut in Homer!
Looks like you’re in the Nick Dudiak fishing hole
nothing that a change of who runs oregon California and Washington wont cure....I take it that Hillary is your girlfriend and fauxahontas is your...
[ATTACH] Sitting in Homer, AK last summer
Got it all day yesterday! Few times today
Looks like u had some great helpers!
Yes, the weather and shrimping was awesome yesterday for us as well.
I’ve always liked the lines of those Bertram 31’s. Fished on one in Hawaii and it is one awesome boat , even in sporty weather. Ditch the fighting...
Tom, it looks like King Sailfish Taxidermy has a decent selection. Mostly east coast but they had a good amount of west coast mounts available
Yep, the green bomber and squid was the hot ticket for calico and sand bass back then. Before that, it was that skirted Jed Welsh...
Yes, a Homicide 7
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Looks like a few nice Chilipepers in there!
[ATTACH] [ATTACH] [ATTACH] I moved to Washington from Utah to get away from the snow. Unfortunately, it found me!
I find it interesting that there’s no Hood Canal Bridge on the drawing. Just the location of the collasped bridge. The article was written in 1981...
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[ATTACH] Pretty damn chilly this morning with that windchill as well!
5000 miles round trip this summer. No problem![ATTACH]
We’ve had a rash of stolen kickers in our neighborhood. Most were parked right in the driveways!
It’s bad enough they steal the engines but they...
[ATTACH] When halibut go nuts!!
[ATTACH] [ATTACH] [ATTACH] Enjoy your common interests together. Life is short!
While in Homer, Alaska this summer, we heard numerous boats hailing other boats on 16 their intentions in close proximity situations. That sure...
Ha ha! Maybe it got frisky with a salmon passing by lol!
We caught a halibut in Homer this summer with pink meat. No one, not even the Alaska Fish and Game nor the processor had ever seen one....
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We did good on the halibut. We fished a total of 50 days and had friends and family out on a number of trips. Took advantage of the...
Hey Bill! Did you sell the boat in Homer you had up for sale? I saw it for a few weeks in that lot on the spit and then it was gone. I’d see...
You might have to carry 4 landing nets lol!!!
My wife’s deep fried shrimp and halibut caught on our boat just hours before!
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The Sargo bites back in the early ‘70s were epic. Not sure if has ever happened since. It was only for one summer.
Was working on the...
Brooks Alaskan Adventures in Homer.
Year round fishing
Having worked and ran sport boats for 25 years back in the ‘70’s to the ‘90’s , I have had just a few incidents. If it happens at the dock, I...
[ATTACH] I never worried too much about the tide until this summer in Homer!
I still have my 270 from 1978. Loved that stick
Great pictures! Thank you for posting!
Hi Bill! We are leaving for Homer tomorrow. Be there in about a week. Once we get settled, I’ll look you up.
Rockfish are in the Sebastes family. Not the same as Scorpaenidae family.
But rockfish spines are mildly poisonous and do hurt.
[ATTACH] Lots of assorted softbaits and jig heads. $40 obo plus $15 shipping (if reqd.)
[ATTACH] A collection of 80+ classic single and treble hook Salas, Tady , and some misc. jigs. Most hooks in good shape but some will need to be...
Damn! I hope I look at it from the correct end. Is that the left antenna looking from the head end or the tail end?
Thank you! That gives me a good starting point. And not too far of a run.
I got some pots with 1/2” mesh at a yard sale to try for Coonstripe in area 9. Looks like it opens June 1st.
I haven’t found anyone in my area...
We had similar success. Done after 2 pots!
Actually, it was Pacific Landing
1400 hp will get you out there fast!
Bill, PM sent
It’s a Black Croaker
Certain landings have run Sand Dab specials for years. The first one I remember was on the “Pierpoint” years ago out of Pierpoint Landing. I even...
Jamaica was one of our cruise stops. Our taxi driver basically stood guard for us when we stopped and shopped.
Thanks for posting this. I was looking to get a new one
Very cool release in the water! Well done
I thought I saw a post somewhere for the Brutus plus 40 pot puller for $450. I just can't remember where.
Does anyone recall this post?
It's a beautiful place! Fished there in the fall quite a few years ago for cod and haddock. Don't forget to have some lobster rolls!
I was in Sitka last August. The silvers were big and fat. The first day was flat calm and were able to get to the hot area. The next few days were...
In talking to the locals, it sounds like the guys made a good living doing research. Gold and diamond exploration, etc. They also cleaned up a lot...
It sounded like they repaired all the issues and is once again USCG certified.
Were you able to film it for your show?
I'm headed up there in August. If you don't mind, could u give me a general tipping guideline. Do you tip daily or at the end of the trip?
A day without rain in Seward makes it a successful day right off the bat lol!!!
Most of the phones now have many different modes where you can get awesome effects like those
HeyMike! Where in Utah do u live. I'm up in Ogden
I wonder if my commercial seal abatement permit from the '80's is still valid lol!
Where in Utah do you live?
Ha ha! I think I'll skip the never ending ediqutte thread and go with bosco since that's the lodge I'm booked at. Thanks for the info!
I have a trip booked for an all inclusive lodge for 5 days of fishing in Sitka. What is the general consensus for tipping? I was thinking of...
I used to fish the Sea Fisher out of Hermosa back on the 60's. $3.50 for half day and .50 for a re-ride
Interesting info. I have a Qualifier 105 jig along with a bunch of other odd ball jigs.
Reel Special is now the Royal Pacifico in Ensenada
Before Redondo, I ran it out of Queens Wharf for Don Ashley after he brought it up from San Diego
I've seen thousands of albacore , both commercial and sportfishing them in my life and never saw one with any markings like a yellowfin or...
Even a Shortbill Spearfish to boot!
I was going through my storage space yesterday and found a bunch of Penn Surfmasters and old Jigmasters. Also a bunch of Zukers and other asst....
Poor guy. Gets beat up for catching small yellows.If he had caught big yellows, he probably would have gotten slammed for keeping the breeders.
Can we get the shirts online?
When I worked on the Fury in Dana Pt. in the '80's, Dave was running the Sea Horse. Correct me if I'm wrong but I believe his Dad owned the...
Not really a dangerous story but a funny man overboad incident. I was decking on the Grande in 1977. We were at SBI fishing in a ripping current....
Back in the '80s, I was running the Sea Sport for Tom Durr out of Ports 'O Call. We took the boat up to Pt. Hueneme for the spring. I was down at...
After running sportboats for 15 years, a few trips come to mind. I was running the Sea Spray out of Queens Wharf in 1987 on a double half day. In...
I think there's lots of nicknames for rockfish out there. Back in the day, that's what we called them. Who know's now!!! We used to call Mexican...
Bank Perch is a Speckled Rockfish. Floridas are Redstripe Rockfish
It was the Indian from the time it was built. I decked on it a few times. It was luxury back then. Really a sweet ride. Still is!
The first picture is the Indian in the background at 22nd St.
around 1971. She sure has been well taken care of for over 40 years
This is around...
If the eyes are bugging out above the head , it looks like a C-O Turbot, judging by the round blotch on the back.
Good thing you didn't see the backside of Catalina during the WSB bite or the crowds at the Tuna pens.
Although unlikely (being that it was a Catalina), salmon runs used to happen. We had some decent salmon fishing off Newport some years and I still...
The fish you need an i.d. for is a calico rockfish
Those bearings are from the L.A. Light. We were still at Ports 'o Call at the time. I'll have to look but I think our best day was in the 20's....
Here ya go.
Sent ya a pm
I've just been lurking around a little bit. Most of those pics should probably have been posted in another forum instead of the Long Range posts....
I used to run sportboats back when the Bluefin were plentiful on the backside.We were kicked out of those hot areas from Pyramid Cove up to China...
There is a federale check point at the turn off to Ensenada. I always get stopped. The only time they went through all my stuff is when I came...
For fishing off the rocks, check out the "some of my best captures" thread!
Careful on these fishing/diving (tank, not snorkeling)trips.There have been conflicts in the past where the spots that are anchored up on are dive...
Hey Ian, Get your Dad to buy you a plane ticket and come on out and catch one.Not only will you have the beak but some great pics to show your...
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