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  1. Cody B

    Recent Flatfall info - Pacifica and others

    Do you guys recommend replacing the hooks on the Nomad Buffalo jigs? I know they are stronger hooks than the Shimano flatfall, but are they strong enough?
  2. Cody B

    Max Rod Length on Royal Star

    Saw they landed a lone Albacore mixed in with the big tuna. You never know what this season will hold!
  3. Cody B

    New sportboats coming soon?

    If I ever win the lotto, I will build a new sport boat with a couple SeaKeepers. 95’x30’ all state of the art. We all can dream right.
  4. Cody B

    8th ANNUAL JRI CUSTOM LURES SUPERBOWL GRID IRON MATCH!!!

    Count me in! KC 34 - TB 28
  5. Cody B

    What do you use your Fathom 40nld2 for?

    What pound line/topshot do you recommend for the 16VISX? Minimum and maximum you would use this reel for? Thinking about picking one up for next season. Thanks,
  6. Cody B

    Which Long Range Boat and why?

    The Indy is one of the main boats i'm looking at. Only issue is I'm looking for a fall 8 day and they only run 7 & 10 day trips in the fall. Have you been on one of their 7 day fall trips? How many fishing days on average do you think you get on a 7 day?
  7. Cody B

    Which Long Range Boat and why?

    Sounds like a blast! Good luck! I'm sure we will be seeing some reports from you soon!
  8. Cody B

    Which Long Range Boat and why?

    How was your trip? And how did you like the boat and the crew?
  9. Cody B

    Which Long Range Boat and why?

    What do you guys prefer. One of the larger boats with 30 people? Or one of the 80-90 foot boats with like 24 people ?
  10. Cody B

    Affordable/small 25lb spinning setup for 5 year old

    The Daiwa BG's are great inexpensive reels. My 10 year old son and myself both have one. He loves it.
  11. Cody B

    Which Long Range Boat and why?

    Which boat and trip did you go on?
  12. Cody B

    Which Long Range Boat and why?

    HAHA. Family company. Been here 17 years so i will be here till i retire.
  13. Cody B

    RP 12-8 to 12-15 - a brief post with lessons learned.

    What's the best time to go to Alijos? September or October?
  14. Cody B

    Which Long Range Boat and why?

    I agree. I just can't take off work more than 1 week at a time.
  15. Cody B

    Which Long Range Boat and why?

    I got the green light from the wifey to go on my 1st long range trip for my 40th! She might regret this cause I'm sure this will turn into a yearly trip. I have a couple years to plan since I turn 37 this coming summer. Definitely want to go on a fall variety trip. Looking at the Independence...
  16. Cody B

    Best combo to cover heavy yo-yo and midsized bluefin up to 80lbs

    That makes sense, thanks for the reply. I have a couple Graftech rods on my lighter setups, so far I am very happy with them. I will probably go Graftech for my next heavier setup.
  17. Cody B

    More about Guadalupe Island reels

    Also, going on my 1st 6-8day fall trip in a couple years. I like to travel light. Do you think i'm good with 2 - 25N's (30 & 40lb setups) and 2 - 40's (60 & 80lb setups)? All Penn Fathom 2 speeds. And maybe my 10000 Saragosa spinning setup just for fun.
  18. Cody B

    More about Guadalupe Island reels

    For 60lb and 80lb top shots, mono or flouro? Pro's and con's? I always use a short piece of flouro on my smaller gear, but haven't caught any of these big fish yet and know it's a different game.
  19. Cody B

    Best combo to cover heavy yo-yo and midsized bluefin up to 80lbs

    what length rail rods? I see the Graftech rods come only in 7'8". I figure you would want something a little shorter in the 6'6" range 7' max? Thoughts?
  20. Cody B

    Eddie (Christmas Vacation) weave.

    That is freaking awesome! Best Christmas movie. Nice work!
  21. Cody B

    Which Long Range Boat and why?

    Good luck on your trip! Let us know how it goes.
  22. Cody B

    Which Long Range Boat and why?

    Just revisiting this post.My first long range trip will probably be by myself for my 40th bday. I like to think of myself as a fun outgoing guy and would like to find a boat similar to that. Fishing is first, but a fun and entertaining crew and passengers would be next on my list. Any...
  23. Cody B

    RP 5-Day Setups

    Call the RP office. Most long range boats have some heavy setups you can use / rent if you call ahead so you don't have to buy it.
  24. Cody B

    Rocking Fishing with Berkley Gulp Grub and live bait. Top or bottom hook?

    Thanks for the replies. Greatly appreciated!
  25. Cody B

    Rocking Fishing with Berkley Gulp Grub and live bait. Top or bottom hook?

    For those of you that use a Berkley Gulp Grub and a live sardine or mackerel on a dropper loop setup for rock fishing, are you putting the Gulp Grub on the bottom or top hook? Or does it even matter? I want to try it this weekend. I'm taking my son out for his 1st time rock fishing.
  26. Cody B

    San Diego fleet behind Catalina

    It's good to see more boats fishing west today.
  27. Cody B

    Police Brutality

    That made me smile, thank you! haha
  28. Cody B

    Anyone on the Sea Adventure 80 1.5 day leaving 8-14-20?

    Anyone going on this trip tomorrow night?
  29. Cody B

    San Diego fleet behind Catalina

    Looks like 3 San Diego boats are about 100 miles straight west from San Diego and the Grande and Liberty stayed pretty close. Hopefully the tuna start biting locally again so we don't have to sit in the parking lot behind Catalina this weekend. The boat traffic will be crazy this weekend between...
  30. Cody B

    San Diego fleet behind Catalina

    Looks like most of the San Diego fleet is behind Catalina today. Hopefully the local SD bite turns back on. I'm driving down to SD from Orange County on Friday to go out on a 1.5 day trip. Looks like a possibility right now of going back north just miles from my house and a lot of extra driving...
  31. Cody B

    Anyone on the Sea Adventure 80 1.5 day leaving 8-14-20?

    My cousins bailed on the trip and since this is my b-day gift to myself, i'm going solo. Anyone going on this trip? Ever been on this boat? Can't wait. This will be my 1st trip this summer.
  32. Cody B

    Economical fishing?

    Surf fishing is a great way to keep fishing while you save up money for your next trip on a party boat.
  33. Cody B

    Big Bear Lake Summer Trout Fishing

    Lead core trolling 2-4 colors deep on the west side of the lake is the best luck we have had. Mornings and evenings are your best bet. Middle of the day is tough fishing everywhere on that lake.
  34. Cody B

    Overnight to Navy Island.

    That boat has RSW i believe. Are they using it or just putting the yellowtail in the sacks?
  35. Cody B

    Which Long Range Boat and why?

    Thank you all for your replies and opinions!
  36. Cody B

    Which Long Range Boat and why?

    Thank you for all your replies. I can't wait to get on my first longer trip!
  37. Cody B

    Which Long Range Boat and why?

    I am starting to look into taking my first long range trip. Probably a 6-8 day trip next fall. I know many of you have been on more than one of these long range boats. What boats do you like and why? I'm sure they are all great, just would like to hear some opinions. Pros, cons, crew? Thanks!
  38. Cody B

    Carnage rod for Penn Fathom 40NLD2 ?

    Which rod do you have it on?
  39. Cody B

    Carnage rod for Penn Fathom 40NLD2 ?

    Not sure where to check for PM’s but I haven’t seen one. Thanks for your reply in the other post.
  40. Cody B

    Guadalupe Island reels

    What rod would you recommend for a 60lb top shot?
  41. Cody B

    Carnage rod for Penn Fathom 40NLD2 ?

    Looking for a little advice. Which Carnage rod would you guys recommend for the Penn Fathom 40NLD2 with 80lb braid to 60 pound mono top shot. The 7' medium heavy rated 50-130lb or the heavy rated 80-200lb?
  42. Cody B

    Guadalupe Island reels

    @tunanorth Which Carnage rod would you recommend for the Penn Fathom 40NLD2 with 80lb braid to 60 pound mono top shot. The 7' medium heavy rated 50-130lb or the heavy rated 80-200lb?
  43. Cody B

    CBD for seasickness prevention?

    How often do you take ginger while on a boat?
  44. Cody B

    CBD for seasickness prevention?

    Does anyone use CBD to prevent seasickness in lieu of the traditional medications we have all used? Does it work? How much do you take and how often while on the boat?
  45. Cody B

    For Sale 2018 Scout 195 Sportfish

    How many gallons is the bait tank?
  46. Cody B

    Ford F-150 or GMC 1500?

    I went into Ford wanting the V8 as i previously owned a 1998 F150 with the Triton V8. They told me just to test drive the 3.5 Turbo and loved it and ordered a truck that with the turbo that day. I have had it since Oct. of 2015 and still love that engine and truck. My brother in law has a 2019...
  47. Cody B

    Excalibur capt chuck

    Went on this boat for the first time this past early August. Great setup, layout and galley. We missed the YFT by one week, shit happens. Had some decent yellowtail. Really liked Captain Joel and the crew. It's not often you have the captain helping serve dinner, cleaning up and hanging out...
  48. Cody B

    SoCal shops or stops

    If you head up to Seeker in Orange, also check out The Longfin tackle shop in Orange while you're in the area.
  49. Cody B

    Beginner Setup

    If he is just getting into fishing, i would save some money and go with something like the Penn Warfare WAR15LW level wind. The level wind would be great for a beginner especially while rock fishing on the 3/4 day boats. Pretty good reel for $85.
  50. Cody B

    Outrigger advice for new 2019 2820XLD

    Let's see pictures of the new boat!
  51. Cody B

    fishing tackle shop history.....

    The Longfin in Orange. Been going there since i was a kid.
  52. Cody B

    Tips for winter spotted bay bass in Newport Harbor?

    Thanks for the tips and replies. Much appreciated!!!
  53. Cody B

    Tips for winter spotted bay bass in Newport Harbor?

    Anyone has some tips for winter fishing spotted bay bass in Newport Harbor? Figured this wold be a great way to get my son his 1st bass before we go on a party boat. Thanks.
  54. Cody B

    Need rod advice

    If you want a rod that is a little more stiff for some lifting power and you like Shimano, check out the Teramar rods. I have 3 of them. Great rods and they are cheaper than the Terez rods.
  55. Cody B

    D P 12.14.19; poor conditions, had rEEL fun though

    Small world, I am a union plumber and i dated Greg's daughter back in my early 20's.
  56. Cody B

    1.5 Day Baja Coast Boat Recommendations

    Thank you for the recommendations.
  57. Cody B

    2120 Bait tank gal?

    If you are buying new, look at the Steiger Craft 21 DV Miami. 124 gallon gas tank vs parker 90 gallon, closed transom vs parker open transom, in deck fish hold vs none on parker, level deck into cabin vs step down, i believe it has a larger cockpit and it has a 42 gallon livewell in the transom...
  58. Cody B

    2120 Bait tank gal?

    Definitely looks much improved over the stock tank. Nice work.
  59. Cody B

    1.5 Day Baja Coast Boat Recommendations

    Looking at the 1.5 day Baja Coast trips this winter. Which boats have you been on for this trip and which ones would you recommend? Condor, Tomahawk, Pacific Queen, Old Glory, New Lo-An? Condor is the largest with about the same load of people which seems like a plus. Thoughts?
  60. Cody B

    Parker 2520 XLD

    Any rumors if Parker will start offering the 25' & 28' model with the single 425hp Yamaha?
  61. Cody B

    Looking to start surf fishing - Gear Recommendations

    I use some of my old trout gear. Reel is spooled with 6lb flouro. Really fun on light tackle.
  62. Cody B

    Parker - is the bad reputation justified?

    I agree with this. If i were to spend money on a new 21'-28' boat, it would be a Steiger Craft over Parker. Level deck into the cabin, cooler looking and i believe a larger gas tank.
  63. Cody B

    re powering my boat looking for a Yamaha 150 4 stroke

    West Coast Marine in Costa Mesa on the border of Newport. Just looked at their website and they have a new 2018 F150. Might be a little cheaper than a 2020 OB.
  64. Cody B

    Best 22-23' Walkaround Boat?

    Here is whats out there currently on Boat Trader that fit your style and budget. Mostly from the early 2000's https://www.boattrader.com/boats/type-power/class-power-walk/engine-single+outboard/length-23,24/price-15000,30000/condition-used/sort-year:desc/
  65. Cody B

    Fish storage

    Look at the Steiger Craft 28. Plenty of in floor fish storage.
  66. Cody B

    Longfin Tackle disappointment

    I love The Longfin, that's my local tackle shop. Sucks they couldn't help you. Shimano is in Irvine and obviously do nothing but the best when it comes to reel repairs and tune ups. Good luck!
  67. Cody B

    Vagabond 3 Day Trip 7/28-7/30

    Sounds like a pretty dam good trip! I go out on the Excalibur on Sunday night. I hope we go for yellowtail first and not just the finicky bluefin.
  68. Cody B

    Cabo Outfit Suggestions - August Family Fishing Trip

    We have been going down to Cabo for the last 10 years at end of August. The humidity and heat can suck, but you get use to it after a couple days. We like it cause the resort is always half empty and so is the town. And we have always had pretty decent fishing at the end of August. Good luck...
  69. Cody B

    Excalibur Sportfishing.

    I'm going on this boat for the 1st time on the 1.5 day trip leaving August 4th. They haven't been fishing to much yet. Looks like they are having trouble getting enough people to book. Hopefully things pick up and they get out more before my trip. I know they did a lot of work to the boat...
  70. Cody B

    FREE 3 Spinning Rods (PENN/SHIMANO)

    That is very cool of you.
  71. Cody B

    Thoughts on the Excalibur

    I have seen that the Excalibur has been on the water a little bit since leaving the boat yard lately. Anyone go out on the boat yet? Thoughts? Looks like a comfortable beamy boat. Hows the crew?
  72. Cody B

    Jetty Fishing Techniques

    Thanks for all the great info! It's greatly appreciated! I only get out on the sport boats a couple times a year and it's not enough to satisfy the inch anymore. Plus my son is 8 and loves fishing so i figure we should start trying the harbors and the surf. Thanks again!
  73. Cody B

    Jetty Fishing Techniques

    Thanks for the tips! Whats the lightest line you would use?
  74. Cody B

    Jetty Fishing Techniques

    What are some of the techniques you like to use fishing from the jetty's? Jetty's like Newport Harbor and Dana Point Harbor.
  75. Cody B

    Dana Point/Dana Warf Outer Jetty?

    Has anyone been fishing the outer jetty at Dana Point Harbor? Any tips or recommendations? Any Calicos biting around there yet? Looks like a fun place to wet a line.
  76. Cody B

    June Overnight boat

    Overnight trips out of San Diego in June, looks like the Old Glory out of H&M might be your only option for a Saturday. And the Thunderbird out of Davey's Locker in Newport does overnight trips daily.
  77. Cody B

    LATEST 2 FOR GREG

    Dam! Those are nice!
  78. Cody B

    "Lets Talk Hook Up" Radio Show Dead?

    I like to listen to it as a podcast. It is usually available about a half hour after it ends and you can fast forward through the commercials.
  79. Cody B

    Thunderbird report 4-27-2019

    Does the new Thunderbird have RSW?
  80. Cody B

    Parker acquired

    Nice Boat! Have any interior pictures to share?
  81. Cody B

    Parker acquired

    Hopefully they bring back the 2310 !!!!
  82. Cody B

    Late to the party! Just found out about cast and crank podcasts!

    HAHA! ok besides that, I really like this podcast. Have listened to almost all of them. Really liked the Ballast Point Fishing Team interview. Good shit
  83. Cody B

    Late to the party! Just found out about cast and crank podcasts!

    Question, for those who give Billy K crap, do you hate / not use FishDope? Do you not like Ali or BD? Just curious how you feel about BD and FishDope if you hate Billy K.
  84. Cody B

    Regulations for children Coronado islands

    We go to Cabo every year. As of a few years ago, everyone, including children need a passport. Had to get my son his first passport at the age of 3.
  85. Cody B

    Thoughts on the Excalibur

    They posted this on facebook.
  86. Cody B

    Thoughts on the Excalibur

    I just saw a video they posted and they did re-do the heads and showers along with some other work. Just booked a trip on the Excalibur August 4th. Will be my first time on this boat. Stoked!
  87. Cody B

    Beginner surface iron rod

    Love my Teramar TMC80HB. I am newer to surface iron fishing as well so i paired it with a Tranx 400 with 50lb braid and i love that setup. A lot faster to learn how to cast without getting birds nest all the time and easy to cast a bait as well. I also bought Saragosa 10000 for surface iron...
  88. Cody B

    Cabo report 3/31 and renegade Mike boat review

    Fished with him a few years ago. Definitely rough around the edges.
  89. Cody B

    Parker Boats & West Coast Marine

    Hi Kevin Do you know why Parker stopped making the 2310? It seems like the perfect boat for So Cal. Have you heard of any possibility of Parker putting it back into production? Thanks.
  90. Cody B

    Netflix fishing shows?

    Amazon Prime has a ton of fishing shows.
  91. Cody B

    What happened to the 2310 model?

    Does anyone know why Parker stopped producing the 2310 model? Has anyone heard of any talk about possibly putting it back into production?
  92. Cody B

    Show us your Steiger Crafts

    Great looking boat! What year? Any pics of the inside? Hows the fuel burn on the 25?
  93. Cody B

    Show us your Steiger Crafts

    How is your new 23dv working out for you? I know we have had a lot of weather this winter, but have you been able to get it out on the water? Is she all rigged up now? Would love to see some more pics.
  94. Cody B

    Pacific Coast Sportfishing Festival ?

    Thanks for all the reply's!
  95. Cody B

    OC Salt Water Fishing Clubs

    Thank you.
  96. Cody B

    Pacific Coast Sportfishing Festival ?

    Anyone ever been to the Pacific Coast Sportfishing Festival at the OC Fairgrounds? Do they have good deals on gear and tackle? Or should I just wait for the Fred Hall show?
  97. Cody B

    OC Salt Water Fishing Clubs

    Anyone have any recommendations for a saltwater fishing club in Orange County CA?
  98. Cody B

    6th ANNUAL JRI CUSTOM LURES SUPER BOWL GRID IRON MATCH!!!

    Thank you for doing this! Should be fun! Let’s go Rams!
  99. Cody B

    Looking for bed cover for a 2015 F-350 long bed

    There is a change vehicle button you probably just aren't seeing. Here is the link for the 2002 F350 8' bed and a snap shot of the option to change the vehicle. https://gatorcovers.com/p/gator-hybrid-tonneau-cover/v/ford/f350/2002/
  100. Cody B

    Looking for bed cover for a 2015 F-350 long bed

    Yes there is. Just change the model and year. 8' bed is an option. here is a link for a 2015 F350 8' bed cover https://gatorcovers.com/p/gatortrax-mx-tonneau-cover/v/ford/f350/2015/ And here is the cheaper, easier to install folding style...
  101. Cody B

    Looking for bed cover for a 2015 F-350 long bed

    Gator Trax Tonneau Cover is the way to go. Hard lid, lockable rolling cover. Have had mine 3 years and love it. you will never go back to a solid one piece fiberglass snug top after you buy one of these...
  102. Cody B

    Carolina Skiff DLV series for bay and lakes?

    Thoughts or opinions?
  103. Cody B

    Carolina Skiff DLV series for bay and lakes?

    Anyone have a Carolina Skiff DLV series they use fishing the bays and or lakes? Thoughts on these for an entry level boat? Pros and cons?
  104. Cody B

    Epic Horseshoe Day 1/23/19 - Plastics Comparison

    Awesome report! Waiting on the day I can get a small boat and fish local like this and not have to be on the cattle boats. Nice work!
  105. Cody B

    First fishing for 2019

    That is awesome! Such an awesome weird looking fish.
  106. Cody B

    Rad wife! New boat given the go ahead.

    31' Steiger Craft Miami http://steigercraft.com/31miami.html Ocean Sport and Sea Sport are even nicer and there are some used ones. For trailer, fish ability and comfort, there are some really nice used just a few years old 28' Boston Whaler Conquest in the 100's. That would be my #1...
  107. Cody B

    What Size Saragosa?

    Picked up the 10000 with 65lb braid. Now just have to pair it with a rod and wait a couple months before I can try it out.
  108. Cody B

    Snow with FWD.

    If you want just one set of everyday tires with a snow rating, look at the Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac tires. They are definitely quiet for snow rated tires. I had them on my Jeep and now my F-150. You will get about 55,000 miles on those tires. If you want a all season tire that will last...
  109. Cody B

    What Size Saragosa?

    Great info, thanks! Haven't held any of them yet. Will head to The Longfin soon to decide what to pick up.
  110. Cody B

    What Size Saragosa?

    What rod did you put your 10k on?
  111. Cody B

    What Size Saragosa?

    I want to purchase my first salt water spinning outfit for this season. I am looking to get something for casting top water iron and fishing live bait. What size Saragosa would you guys recommend for school size tuna and yellowtail fishing? Is the 8000 sufficient or should I go with the...
  112. Cody B

    Show us your Steiger Crafts

    That is awesome! Congrats! She is a beautiful boat.
  113. Cody B

    Silverwood 12/1/18 fish report

    I have heard great things about the Hookup Bait jigs. I will be trying those as something new this winter.
  114. Cody B

    Show us your Steiger Crafts

    Have become extremely interested in Steiger Craft boats lately. If you got one, let's see some pictures!
  115. Cody B

    Reel Recommendation for 1 Day and Overnight SD Trips

    I agree with the Fathom 25 as well. Love this reel and use it the most on overnight trips. And a great price point.
  116. Cody B

    For Sale 26 farallon pilot house for sale , turbo diesel . In dana point

    How do the hulls on Farallons ride compared to the other pilot house manufactures?
  117. Cody B

    For Sale Farallon 26 whaleback Dana Point

    How do Farallons ride compared to other pilot house manufactures?
  118. Cody B

    Local Knowledge S3 E12 "It's Been Real" Full Episode

    I love this show. Great new spin on a fishing show. Not just the same thing we have seen for years. Definatley my favorite fishing show by far!
  119. Cody B

    Judge Boats

    Does anyone have any experience either owning or fishing on a Judge Chesapeake 27? Has anyone seen any on the West coast? Thoughts about the boats on how they fish and ride offshore?