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  1. bassman88

    Most used size tuna hook?

    Have an assortment of hooks from 4-3/0. I exclusively fish Mustad demon circle hooks. I usually buy a pack or 2 when tackle shop have them in stock. As mentioned when you NEED to pick up the recommended hooks, tackle shops are sold out.
  2. bassman88

    Jig Casting reel for 90j

    +1 on the fathoms 25n.
  3. bassman88

    Black Friday deals?

    fishermans access has a Black Friday/weekend sale.
  4. bassman88

    Old Glory Hole

    Was on the boat last month. Capt and crew are top notch. I would give them the benefit for at least trying and going out. I’ve had landings call the day before and cancelled. Sad but it’s part of the game, safety first.
  5. bassman88

    SOLD UC CE900 Monster

    Pm me. Located in SGV
  6. bassman88

    313-pound bluefin on PENN International 16VISX

    Nice!!! That’s the next reel I’m eyeing .... what rod did you pair it with?
  7. bassman88

    40lb setup

    Fathom 25n 40# iron. Fathom 25nld2 40# bait/YoYo/dropper loop
  8. bassman88

    WTB Calstar 775h

    Still looking
  9. bassman88

    What Penn reel would you recommend for Throwing surface iron?

    25n. I have mines paired to a 90j for 40# work.
  10. bassman88

    Fathom size question

    25n
  11. bassman88

    Tragedy at Catalina Today

    Sad news. RIP!
  12. bassman88

    Tuna Virgin. Going out Fri. Need help!

    You look good for #1, bring the recommended fluro leaders. I would put 40# mono for your #2 rig.
  13. bassman88

    Fall Sardine Size Question — Heavy Set Up Really Needed?

    What’s your current 60-80 setup?
  14. bassman88

    Deciding on a new Penn Fathom for 25lb bait

    Go with the 12. Can be used as 25#/20#. If you mentioned to go heavier, I would get the 25n for 25#/30#. Good luck!
  15. bassman88

    Need help with reel choice

    Go with the 12!
  16. bassman88

    Sav-on tackle sale

    8am
  17. bassman88

    30lb live bait rod

    Both solid rods for 30#. I used both but sold my 800m for psw809h.
  18. bassman88

    Penn Fathom - star or lever for SoCal offshore? First setup.

    I would first get the 25n (spool 50# braid 25#-40# setup) When funds become available and you decide to stay with the fathom line up, grab the 25nld2 (spool 65# braid 30#/40# setup) followed by the 12 (40# braid 15#/20# setup.)
  19. bassman88

    Advice on 30-40lb 8ft bait rod for tuna

    With what you listed, I would go for the 800h. Can’t go wrong with the Phenix psw 809h recommendation. I have one and it’s my workhorse. Good luck this weekend!
  20. bassman88

    Cork tape?

    Used all of it.
  21. bassman88

    Cork tape?

    Whoops. Wasn’t clear in my previous post lol. I didn’t wrap the rod with tape. Covered the tear with tape wrapped with Winn Grips.
  22. bassman88

    What’s your Yo-yo set up?

    Phenix bd 700xh//Fathom 25nld2.
  23. bassman88

    Cork tape?

    Decide to wrap over the cork tape. Covered the tear with tape and wrapped with Winn Grips.
  24. bassman88

    Cork tape?

    See images below. Thanks! 1. Should I patch up the tear with electric tape and overlay with Winn Grip? Or 2. Completely remove cork tape and wrap with Winn Grip?
  25. bassman88

    the Long Fin Big Sale Saturday the 14 TH

    +1. There’s a few things I want (don’t need) to buy ;)
  26. bassman88

    Bait fishing with 9’ rod?

    Thanks for your comment. Lol I guess I wanted to justify another setup to compliment my current 40# 9’ iron/sniper and 7’bait/YoYo. I have that itch to fill my 40# quiver with a 8’ 6480 or psw 809xhj.
  27. bassman88

    Bait fishing with 9’ rod?

    anyone flyline with a 9’ rod or primarily for irons/snipers?
  28. bassman88

    40lb set-up suggestions

    I have 2 40#. 1. Phenix PSW 700xh//fathom 25nld2. 2. Calstar 90j//fathom 25n. Good luck!
  29. bassman88

    SOLD Snipper Jig

    New in package. Purchased for $9.99 each, will let go for $15 picked up. Clearing out unused gear. SOLD
  30. bassman88

    Phenix 760H vs 760XH for med tuna rod

    Your good to go for 40#/50#. I use psw700xh for 40# YoYo/live bait. Even for my primary rock fishing rig. This rig goes with me for all my trips...very versatile.
  31. bassman88

    Phenix 808 for 25lb?

    Good to go. I have mine paired to a fathom 12 for 20#/25#/30# (mainly 20#)
  32. bassman88

    Stepping up in class (6 pack?)

    Count me in too. I don't mind paying a little extra to avoid cattle boats.
  33. bassman88

    7’ vs 8’ Rod for Your Yo Yo Setup?

    7’ for my YoYo needs.
  34. bassman88

    TRADE Phenix Black Diamond PSW 700xh for UC RUS 76 HP

    This may be a long shoot but looking to trade for UC RUS 76 HP. See images below, reel not included. Pm me.
  35. bassman88

    Abyss or Black Diamond

    Get the Black Diamond. Personal preference on the model. 808: mainly bait 809: bait/lite irons.
  36. bassman88

    Abyss or Black Diamond

    Fished both abyss and black diamond. Sold the abyss and never looked back. Black Diamond 808 for 20/25# and 809 for 30/40#. Good luck!
  37. bassman88

    20-25lb live bait rod

    I use a Phenix BD 808 with a comparable reel.
  38. bassman88

    SOLD Penn Fathom: 12 or 25n

    Yep. I picked one up this afternoon. Thanks!
  39. bassman88

    Which Circle Hooks for Bluefin???

    Less weight for the bait to pull.
  40. bassman88

    Which Circle Hooks for Bluefin???

    All my circle hooks are non-ring Mustad Demon Perfect Circle 3x.
  41. bassman88

    fathom 30, rod and braid setup

    Two ways. 1: 65# braid to 40#/50#: rod 20-60 rating 2: 80# braid to 50#/40#: rod 30-80 rating
  42. bassman88

    what gear do I get

    I have both 808/809. 808:20#/25# 809: 30#/25#.
  43. bassman88

    What rod for Makaira 16

    Thanks for the insights. What reel did you pair with your Predator & Centaur?
  44. bassman88

    What rod for Makaira 16

    Picking up a Makaira in a few days and undecided which rod to pair it with. This will be my heaviest setup and focused on 60#/80# bait/flat falls (ff rigged with 200# leader.) I have no intentions going lower than 60#, drag strike set @ 20#. Thanks in advance!! Rods in consideration. Solid 60#...
  45. bassman88

    Here We Go... Everyone is into the Bluefin!

    Can’t wait! Biggest setup I have is a 60# with drag set at 20#. Should be good fish up to 100ish.
  46. bassman88

    In between set up

    Fathom 40nld2 and Phenix Axis 720xxh
  47. bassman88

    Need a boat recommendation

    Go to SD.
  48. bassman88

    Here We Go... Everyone is into the Bluefin!

    What’s the word in getting bit and why so many casualties?
  49. bassman88

    WTB Calstar 775h

    Used not abused. Pm me
  50. bassman88

    go to surface iron set up

    Now a days I’m using a 90j + fathom 25n 40#.
  51. bassman88

    Beginner surface iron rod

    dedicated my 800m for 30# bait and I wanted a glass 9’ jig stick.
  52. bassman88

    Rod for Fathum 40 ld2

    I have my reel paired to a Phenix Axis 720xxh.
  53. bassman88

    Bucket List Fishing Trips

    :(Long range trip. Just need my kids to get s little older ...
  54. bassman88

    Need new Rod... Recomendations

    Jx/800h: 40 Komodo/800m: 25/30# Then when you’re able to purchase another setup either 9ft jig or 20# bait setup.
  55. bassman88

    What’s your favorite style of fishing?

    Outt of curiosity what’s your favorite style of fishing? This season I’m hoping to catch my first fish on the surface iron. >:(
  56. bassman88

    Sit down everybody, and hug your family.....we lost a really good one. RIP Mike (Sluester) Besaw

    RIP. I lost a close fishing buddy a few months ago. Life is short...
  57. bassman88

    Truck/Boat purchase.

    Thanks for the information. Leaning towards a used truck 3/4ton gas. Any idea of the avg fully loaded boat weight?
  58. bassman88

    Truck/Boat purchase.

    For the boats listed, should I just look at Dodge Ram 2500 4x4 gas. **I did look up at used Ram 2500 4x4, I can pick one up for $35-$45k below 60,000 miles.
  59. bassman88

    Truck/Boat purchase.

    Truck will be my daily driver. I work 5 miles away from my home. I’ll be selling my daily driver to help with down payment. Truck will be new Boat will be used.
  60. bassman88

    Truck/Boat purchase.

    I agree with the specs. An alternative I was thinking was biting the bullet and buying a Ram 2500 Cummings Diesel. Since it has a higher price tag, this will reduce my $$ to purchase the boat. Ideally $50k truck and $50k boat (or however it works out as long as it’s below my $100k budget)
  61. bassman88

    Truck/Boat purchase.

    30 miles. Hopefully for the rest of my life. Not sure yet, since I bearly received approval from my wife to purchase a boat/truck.
  62. bassman88

    Truck/Boat purchase.

    2019 RAM 1500 LARAMIE 4X4 5.7-Liter V8 HEMI® MDS VVT eTorque Engine Planning on picking up Parker 2320 or defiance 220 admiral. Would this truck be suitable for either boat? See image for truck towing specs. My budget is $100k for boat/truck.
  63. bassman88

    Snow with FWD.

    Now winter is over thanks for the insights! Made it to Mammoth Mt and multiple trips to Big Bear with my FWD/chains.
  64. bassman88

    Fathom reels

    Rod rating 40-100. sweet spot 60, allows 50/60/80 top shot changes.
  65. bassman88

    Deck boots?

    +1 on the 12” Xtratufs.
  66. bassman88

    FHS, what are you looking to purchase?

    Penn Int 16 or Okuma Mak 16 :p
  67. bassman88

    50-60# rod recommendations

    Price. I may pick up a calstar 775h then decide which one to keep.
  68. bassman88

    50-60# rod recommendations

    I have my 40nld2 paired to a Phenix Axis 720xxh for 60#. I was torn between Calstar 775H and Axis 720xxh.
  69. bassman88

    Fathom 40 2 Speed Line Recommendations - San Diego Tuna

    I got 400 yards to allow a short 80# topshot
  70. bassman88

    Once a great boat

    I only go on this boat when the RVSPs are low. If I’m not on this boat, I’m on a boat from SD or Ventura Boat. Crowd seems to be better when price is a determining factor.
  71. bassman88

    Fathom reels

    12: 20# bait 25n: 30# bait 25n: straight 40# mono for surface iron 25nld2: 40# bait/FF/YoYo/dropper loop 40nld2: 60# bait/FF/YoYo/dropper loop Good luck!
  72. bassman88

    avet sxj setup

    Phenix Black Diamond 808 or calstar 800l for 20/25#.
  73. bassman88

    Party boat recommendations so cal yellowtail

    Go down to SD or Ventura. I try to avoid la boats unless it’s limited load.
  74. bassman88

    Your first quality fishing rod ?

    Calstar 870.
  75. bassman88

    For Sale Trek kids bike

    Used Trek Dialed 12” kids bike. Upgrading my son to a trek 16” bike. Asking $100 obo
  76. bassman88

    Snow with FWD.

    Regarding snow tires, do you rotate for the winter season or every time you head to the snow? If I keep my fwd car and get snow tires, I’m assuming I still need chains aka cables?
  77. bassman88

    Snow with FWD.

    You guys nailed it. Yes I’m primarily going to Big Bear, but may make a trip to Lake Tahoe/Mammoth MT. I didn’t realize there was a difference between awd and 4x4, hence looking at the 4Runner 4x4.
  78. bassman88

    Snow with FWD.

    Thanks for the feedback. I was actually looking at the Toyota 4runners TRD off-road. I’ll keep my current car for now.
  79. bassman88

    Snow with FWD.

    Anyone drives in the snow with a FWD? I’m thinking of trading my FWD or a 4x4 SUV.
  80. bassman88

    Fathom 40N Rod for flatfalls

    This is my exact setup for flat fall. Fathom 40nld2 paired with axis 720xxh.
  81. bassman88

    SOLD Penn Fathom: 12 or 25n

    I’ll pass. Looking for 12. Thanks though.
  82. bassman88

    SOLD Penn Fathom: 12 or 25n

    Bump. Found a 25n. Still looking for a 12 star drag.
  83. bassman88

    SOLD Penn Fathom: 12 or 25n

    found both reels! Thanks.
  84. bassman88

    2nd Avet Reel SXJ or JX

    Any pelagic fish caught on up to 1.5 overnight trips. I have heavier setups covered, trying something different other than my penn fathom reels.
  85. bassman88

    2nd Avet Reel SXJ or JX

    Picked up an Avet MXJ (non-raptor) and torn between setting up as 20# or 30#. Which leads to my question, which Avet (SXJ or JX) should I get as a MXJ compliment. Dedicated 20# and 30# bait setups. Option 1: SXJ 20# and MXJ 30# Option 2: MXJ 20# and JX 30# **I have additional setups, so I dont...
  86. bassman88

    SOLD Penn Fathom: 15

    SOLD
  87. bassman88

    fathom 12 vs 25n

    I agree. I keep finding myself looking / purchasing other reels. But I keep coming back to the fathom line up.
  88. bassman88

    fathom 12 vs 25n

    12 star drag: 20# bait 25n star drag: multi purpose and very versatile!! (I have 2 one for bait and surface iron.) 30#/40# bait or 30#/40# surface iron. 25nld2: 40# bait or YoYo. Good luck.
  89. bassman88

    WTB Penn Int 16 or Okuma Makaira 16

    Penn Int 16vsx Penn Int 16visx Okuma Makaira 16 Pm me.
  90. bassman88

    SOLD Penn 25N Star Drag

    How much? Texted you.
  91. bassman88

    Penn Fathom vs Squall Comparison

    Fathom. +1
  92. bassman88

    If you can only pick 4 calstar rods to choose from for 1-3 days...

    20# bait: Calstar 270-8 Penn Fathom 15 30# bait: Calstar 800m Penn fathom 25n 40# YoYo/Jig/bait: Calstar 700h Penn fathom 25nld2 60#(h)flat fall/bait drag: Calstar 700xh or 775h Penn fathom 40nld2 Or add a jig stick. 90j and replace with 40# or 60# setup.
  93. bassman88

    Rod Building class indo

    Looking to building my first rod!! However the next mudhole.com rod building class is June 2019! Is there anything I can do before the class?
  94. bassman88

    SOLD Surface iron setup: Calstar 690j & Daiwa Sealine 40HV

    Happy thanksgiving! Reel sold Rod sold
  95. bassman88

    SOLD Phenix Black Diamond rod

    Great 40/50# rod! Good luck with the sale!
  96. bassman88

    Penn fathom 15 stardrag?

    Thanks guys! I’ve been toying with the idea of bumping up my fathom 15 for back up 30# and replacing with a bait caster reel for 20# duty. Just a thought but I may keep my 15 as is. It’s that time of year to buy more gear. o_O
  97. bassman88

    Penn fathom 15 stardrag?

    Anyone use a penn fathom 15 as your 30# setup? **My main 30# is a 25n and this will be a back up for smaller jigs/colt snipers?
  98. bassman88

    How to rig 15 and 40N

    15: 50# braid to the brim for flouro leader (my 20/25 setup). Drag @7#. 40n: 80# braid I got 400 yards to 80# mono topshot allows 50/60/80 flouro leader (my main 60#) drag strike @20#.
  99. bassman88

    Penn Fathom 25 or 30 two speed?

    +1 on the fathom 25nld2. I have the same exact setup for #40! 65# braid to 40# mono top shot. Drag strike @12. Bait (40# flouro leader)/YoYo/lite flat falls/dropper loop.
  100. bassman88

    What boat would you guys recommend?

    Go to SD. Last time I check the 3 boats below are running Tuesday (if there’s enough rsvp) Grande - HM (they have bunks :-)) San Diego - Seaforth Missing belle - Point Loma
  101. bassman88

    SOLD Surface iron setup: Calstar 690j & Daiwa Sealine 40HV

    Adding a calstar 690j! Nice surface iron setup. Pictures up. open to trade 690j for 90j.
  102. bassman88

    Fisherman's access sale

    :rockin:getting my early Christmas gift here.
  103. bassman88

    Reel advice needed.

    40 fathom: 80# braid 400 yards to short 80# top shot. Drag strike set @20# so I can drop down 60# leader. Paired with a phenix xh (30-80) recently upgraded to phenix xxh (40-100). Sealine: as others recommended have it as your 40# surface iron. When you get the calstar 800m. I would fill the...
  104. bassman88

    Please Take the BD Survey

    completed
  105. bassman88

    Christmas 2018, what fishing related gifts are you asking for?

    9’ non glass jig stick paired with Lexa 400hd or Tranx 400 :confused:
  106. bassman88

    SOLD Surface iron setup: Calstar 690j & Daiwa Sealine 40HV

    Calstar 690j: ROD SOLD Daiwa Sealine 40-HV 4.9:1 gear ratio. (No box) Spooled with 40# big game: REEL SOLD Asking $175 for setup. Open to trade 690j for 90j.
  107. bassman88

    Polarized vs Non Polarized Sunglasses...???

    Polarized! Reduces glare
  108. bassman88

    Saturday Weather, san diego

    Go..
  109. bassman88

    What would be your next rig?

    7-8 ft rod with 30-80 rating (more 50#) Or 7-8 ft rod with 40-100 rating (more 60#) 2 speed reel that can hold 400 yds of 80# braided line. (Change topshot according) You’ve got yourself a kickass YoYo/bait/dropper loop/flatfall setup.
  110. bassman88

    Somebody go have great weekend!!!!

    LOLLOL I’m in the same boat till Oct.
  111. bassman88

    Rigging the ultimate flat fall

    How much? :D
  112. bassman88

    Tackle ho's check in

    Phenix Black Diamond 700xh Phenix Axis 720xxh Penn Fathom 40nld2 Penn Fathom 25n
  113. bassman88

    What rod length you using to yoyo with?

    Phenix psw700xh
  114. bassman88

    Sealine 20 or Fathom 12 for 25#

    Fathom. I tried the Sealine and I hate their handles.
  115. bassman88

    plano weekend 3700?

    I have a similar tackle bag. They’re good for your intended purpose. However lately I’ve been eyeing the Okuma Nomad Rolling bags with rod holders (or similar rolling bags.) *Easy accessibility to rods/tackle
  116. bassman88

    Best 3/4 day boat

    Native sun. Never been in the spitfire. 4 setups. 20# bait 30# bait 40# surface iron 40#/50# YoYo Good luck!
  117. bassman88

    SOLD Avet SXJ 5.3 with a St Croix

    how much for just the reel shipped?
  118. bassman88

    eBay 15% off everything

    Nice. I need a fathom
  119. bassman88

    Heads Up -- Deals on Reels NOW

    Any penn fathoms?
  120. bassman88

    Best Fathom for #40

    25nld2 - 65# braid to 40#
  121. bassman88

    Mono at night for bft but what about the day?

    What crimp brand/sizes are you using for 130# and 200# mono?
  122. bassman88

    Favorite way to attach leader

    Albright knot
  123. bassman88

    Wicked Tuna first mate dies

    Aww man. RIP.
  124. bassman88

    The Southern California Angler - Brandon Hayward

    Yep! You want the one in the middle!
  125. bassman88

    Pairing Avet Lx two speed...ideal rod

    Any rod rating 25-60 for 40# or 30-80 for 50#. Both suitable for 40/50. A lot of options for this line rating. I personally would look into Phenix Black Diamond 700h/700xh or Calstar GFGR 700h/700xh. Theres UC Rods but I don’t have any experience with them.
  126. bassman88

    The Southern California Angler - Brandon Hayward

    Good luck. You’ll find it eventually!
  127. bassman88

    The Southern California Angler - Brandon Hayward

    His books are listed below. Southern California Angler - not in production Getting Bit - available at Turners’s/Amazon Local Angler - available at Turners’s/Amazon SoCal Angler is his fist book and what you want! To me, Getting Bit is a summary of SoCal Angler with WAY more advertising. Local...
  128. bassman88

    Fathom 25N LD2 for CE 80 Wahoo

    great reel. I run 65# braid to 40# topshot.
  129. bassman88

    Line recommendations? Lexa 400. Thx!!

    You son is right. Lol. I had a Lexa 300 that I used for 20#. Braid 50# to short 20#
  130. bassman88

    LAX Long Term Parking

    Look in to lax Lot C. It’s like $15 per day. They have shuttles from parking lot to lax. I park there all the time when traveling. https://flylax.com/lax-parking-information#Economy-Parking-Lot-C
  131. bassman88

    SOLD Avet SXJ MC Black

    GONE!!!!!!
  132. bassman88

    What rod and reel for Flat Falls?

    Your leader mono or flouro?
  133. bassman88

    Advice for 40LB rod - tuna fishing

    Calstar GFGTR 700m Phenix PSW 700h
  134. bassman88

    SOLD Penn Fathom-15

    Friday bump
  135. bassman88

    SOLD Penn Fathom-15

    Open to offers.
  136. bassman88

    SOLD Penn Fathom-15

    or trade for black avet mxj plus cash on my end.
  137. bassman88

    WTB Blue Avet sxj mc

    I have a black one if your interested
  138. bassman88

    Where is the Aztec and Tomahawk?

    Tomahawk: you have to go to their website. I spoke with them last weekend because I couldn’t find any information on Seaforths website. Good luck! https://tomahawk.fishingreservations.net/sales/
  139. bassman88

    Rod reccomendations for newbie

    Go with the 800m. Deadly combination fathom 25n and 800m solid 30# setup!!!
  140. bassman88

    SOLD Penn Fathom-15

    Sunday bump.
  141. bassman88

    Xtratuf Boots storage

    Do you store them in the garage?
  142. bassman88

    How Many is Too Many?

    nice! what setups are you taking?
  143. bassman88

    For Sale GoPro Hero 3 white

    Sold as is. See pictures below. Asking $100 GoPro Hero 3 white waterproof case (small crack on waterproof case) 1 32g micro sd 1 GoPro battery 2 Wasabi battery + charger 3rd party chest mount 3rd party mono pod
  144. bassman88

    SOLD Penn Fathom-15

    Ttt. Let’s get this sold or traded!!!!
  145. bassman88

    SOLD Penn Fathom-15

    ...
  146. bassman88

    FREE up to $100 off ebay, today only

    Nice! Picked up a keurig.
  147. bassman88

    Great time on the Tomahawk!!

    Great report!! Can’t wait to book a trip on this boat.
  148. bassman88

    Surface Iron Rod ?

    +1. I have the 690j
  149. bassman88

    BEST KNOTS!! For 50lb mono/fluro

    Improved clinch knot - hooks & jigs Albright knot - mono to flouro
  150. bassman88

    Beginner surface iron rod

    I started with a 800m and now using a 690j. I agree with the recommendations above, you can’t go wrong with either the 690j or 90j. Reels: Penn Fathom 25n Daiwa Sealine 40hv (slower gear ratio. 4:9:1)
  151. bassman88

    What reel for yoyo iron setup and what lb line?

    Penn fathom 40nld2//50#
  152. bassman88

    Fave 30# Mono for Live Bait?

    Big game here.
  153. bassman88

    Rod for 40NLD2

    Phenix PSW700XH
  154. bassman88

    Flat Fall

    50’ 150’ 250’ Follow up question: If I butt hook a sardine, will they go that deep or do I need to add a sliding sinker?
  155. bassman88

    Flat Fall

    What's your go to flat fall color & weight? While on the boat, how do you determine which flat fall weight to use? Thanks in advance!
  156. bassman88

    60# rod and reel combo

    What Southbaykiller said! He’s helped with my arsenal upgrade.
  157. bassman88

    60# rod and reel combo

    I had a smiler setup to yours. Now my heaviest setup is Phenix PSW700XH 30-80#//Fathom 40nld2. 80 braid to 40/50/60 topshot, if needed. Not a true 60. If you want a true 60# look for a rod 40-100 rating. I’m on the fence of buying a calstar 700xh/7400xh or Phenix Axis 72 xxh with a penn 12/16...
  158. bassman88

    Rod choice for flat falls fishing for bluefin

    Will a psw700xh work?
  159. bassman88

    New sabre 196-7 rod

    Daiwa Sealine 20sha.
  160. bassman88

    How big of fish on 40# set up?

    Is it double or triple your line weight?
  161. bassman88

    San Diego Landing Opinion

    Does the San Diego have bunks?
  162. bassman88

    San Diego Landing Opinion

    May - Nov.
  163. bassman88

    San Diego Landing Opinion

    Hey guys I’m planning a 3/4 or full day trip out of either H&M, Fisherman’s, and Seaforth. It’s my first time fishing out of SD. Which boat and landing do you recommend. Thanks in advance.
  164. bassman88

    Knots for sinker on a double-dropper rig

    I use improved clinch knot to connnect my sinkers.
  165. bassman88

    Old swimbaits - use em or trash em?

    Use them! Keep them in a different tackle box if you want to separate your new/used. Use mend it for torn up swimbaits.
  166. bassman88

    Reel for Jig Stick

    +1
  167. bassman88

    Penn fathoms centrifugal braking..

    I leave them stock. I use the 15 for live bait and 25n for surface irons.
  168. bassman88

    Your desired improvement to your favorite boats?

    Bunks for 3/4 to full day boats.
  169. bassman88

    Fathom 15 or 25

    For what you want 20/25 I would keep the 15. If you want 30# I would go 25n. I have both and I prefer the 15 for my 20# setup.
  170. bassman88

    The right set up

    Braid 65# + 40# mono top shot. Gives you option to 5' 30/40 flouro leader. OR Straight braid 65# + 5' 30/40 flouro leader. Good luck.
  171. bassman88

    The right set up

    What’s the rod rating ?
  172. bassman88

    Where do you purchase your fishing gear for the salt?

    Johnnys tackle in Pasadena Wils tackle in Monrovia *bass pro shop when I receive gift cards
  173. bassman88

    SOLD Wts/wtt Phenix psw 700h

    no longer for sale.
  174. bassman88

    Fishing club in SGV

    any fishing clubs in the sgv area?
  175. bassman88

    Fishing Related Book Collection

    That’s a nice collection.
  176. bassman88

    What's been working at St. Nic.?

    Do these techniques work for Channel Islands? I’m going in a few days and trying to catch my first lingcod/sheepshead. My plan. Setup 1: 12 oz ahi assault jig with teaser hook. Setup 2: 12 oz jig head to 9” swim bait Setup 3: reverse dropper loop
  177. bassman88

    Which Phenix/Calstar for 40lb set up?

    I used a Calstar GFGTR 700m before switching to Phenix psw700h. Both paired with a fathom 25n2speed.
  178. bassman88

    Snacks on overnight trips

    Boiled eggs/ pnj sandwiches/ beef jerky/ chips/ Gatorade/ candy.
  179. bassman88

    Penn fathom 2 speed

    No me.
  180. bassman88

    Penn fathom 2 speed

    80# braided line 400yrds 50# mono top shot 50 yrds Phenix psw700xh 50#/40# setup. Drag strike at 12#s. Hoping this will catch fish up to 100# comfortably.
  181. bassman88

    Suggestions for 7' light weight fast action 30lb rod?

    Sorry trying to sell or trade for psw809h.
  182. bassman88

    Suggestions for 7' light weight fast action 30lb rod?

    I had a calstar 870wc that I used as my 30. Easy to throw a bait, but sold it for a 800m. Sold the 800m(regret selling it) and now have a phenix psw700h for my 30/40, wish I had an 8fter. Reels used for 30# Squall 25n Saltist bg30 fathom 25n fathom 25n 2 speed Hope this helps
  183. bassman88

    New Saltist looks pretty neat

    Looks good. Like the fact they changed the handle. Hated the older ones.
  184. bassman88

    SOLD Tamron lens for Nikon I

    Thank you sir!
  185. bassman88

    Ride Sharing / Boat Ho List

    Name: Larry B Location: SGV Availability: Saturdays (need a week notice) Contact Info: PM Smoke/Drink?: No/No References: None Bio: Going in to my 2nd year. Still learning ...
  186. bassman88

    SOLD Tamron lens for Nikon I

    sold!!!!
  187. bassman88

    SOLD Wts/wtt Phenix psw 700h

    Wednesday bump. Let’s grt this rod sold or traded.
  188. bassman88

    WTB Daiwa Sealine 40-HV

    Found one.
  189. bassman88

    Saltwater Arsenal

    +1. I would look in to the Calstar 690j or 90j. Both rods are deckhand, so you have to buy a clamp for your intended reel. I'm relatively new to surface iron and used a 800m (not ideal but all I had.) Late last year I picked up a 690j. Night and day difference. Haven't caught fish, but I cast a...
  190. bassman88

    Spectra for surface iron

    Straight mono here.
  191. bassman88

    Huddleston swimbait set up recommendations

    LDC production xh with Lexa 300. Budget: Okuma guide select 7’11 xh with Shimano Cardiff 300.
  192. bassman88

    SOLD Adams Golf Club Set

    $225 obo see pictures.
  193. bassman88

    Live bait rod

    Calstar 270-8..
  194. bassman88

    Favorite SoCal Rod by Category?

    Bait: Calstar 270-8 Surface: Calstar 690j Yo-yo: Phenix 700xh
  195. bassman88

    Penn fathom 2 speed

    It’s for both buyers/sellers.
  196. bassman88

    Penn fathom 2 speed

    Oh I’m not selling. If your looking to buy, you posted in the wrong thread.
  197. bassman88

    Penn fathom 2 speed

    Good reel for the $. I have 2. 25nld2 - 40# 40nld2 - 50#
  198. bassman88

    WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE ROD???

    Calstar 270-8
  199. bassman88

    Proper rod length for 40# line

    My 40# setup 40# live bait - Phenix PSW 700h 40# Surface iron - Calstar 690j
  200. bassman88

    Need a new YO YO rod help needed

    Recently picked a Phenix psw700xh for yoyo.
  201. bassman88

    How do you mark your reels/rods?

    Do you use a permanent marker for your initials? This season I plan on using yellow zip ties on the first guide.
  202. bassman88

    WTB Phenix PSW 808

    Found one
  203. bassman88

    Need help choosing a reel????

    Either. I had saltist bg 30 on a 800m, before switching to Penn fathom 25n. My dad has a Sealine 20sha on a sabre rod.
  204. bassman88

    New Rod and Reel

    Calstar 800m with penn fathom 25n. 50# braid 30# top shop.
  205. bassman88

    Wish list fish.

    BFT YFT :( Started fishing late 2016.
  206. bassman88

    WTB Calstar or Phenix rod rated 30-80

    Found a Phenix psw 700xh
  207. bassman88

    Bunch of gear for sale

    sent you a text
  208. bassman88

    Daiwa Sealine 20SHA

    sent you a text
  209. bassman88

    One reel, one rod?

    calstar 270-8 paired with penn fathom 15
  210. bassman88

    rock fishing

    Good stuff!
  211. bassman88

    rock fishing

    Dropper loop or jigging?
  212. bassman88

    rock fishing

    Anyone rock fish with a 9ft rod or should i just leave it at home? Thx
  213. bassman88

    JIG STICKS

    Calstar 690j
  214. bassman88

    Shimano, Avet, Penn, Accurate. Are you faithful or a whore?

    Penn Fathom & Calstar fan boy :(
  215. bassman88

    videos

    What are you using for recording videos? Gopro..chest or hard harness...basic point and shoot...cell phone..etc.
  216. bassman88

    Best Bait Caster

    For what your looking for, the Daiwa Lexa 100 fits the bill. If you can find them used.
  217. bassman88

    Black Pearl 9/9

    anyone fishing the black pearl this Saturday?
  218. bassman88

    Least amount of rods for SoCal fishing

    4 setups here: 20# - Phenix PSW 808mh & Penn Fathom 15 (live bait) 40# - Calstar 690j & Penn Fathom 25n (surface iron) 30# - Phenix PSW 809h & Penn Fathom 25n 2 speed (live bait) 50# - Phenix PSW 700xh & Penn Fathom 40n 2 speed (YoYo/Dropper loop)
  219. bassman88

    Fs Avet calstar combos and shimano 30a

    Setup #1...did you type 880l as an error for 800l?
  220. bassman88

    Fluorocarbon Leader for Live Bait

    Albright knot
  221. bassman88

    Rod Combo Recommendations

    I have a 25n 2 speed paired with a 700m.
  222. bassman88

    Go to 25lb rig for yellows ?

    Phenix abyss 808// Penn fathom 15
  223. bassman88

    Phenix rod question

    Thanks. Do you guys use it for live bait//surface irons?
  224. bassman88

    Phenix rod question

    I just picked up a phenix abyss 808 and wondering if its better suited as a 20# or 30# setup. TIA
  225. bassman88

    real reel questions

    i use a lexa 300
  226. bassman88

    wtb calstar rod & daiwa/penn reel

    Thanks! Going to reach out to the seller. Exactly what I'm looking for.
  227. bassman88

    wtb calstar rod & daiwa/penn reel

    Looking for CALSTAR GFDH-800L - Factory or Custom whichever is cheaper. Daiwa Saltist 20bg Or Penn Fathom 12/15 PM Please
  228. bassman88

    Penn Jigmaster

    Thanks guys. Decided to pick up some terminal tackle / irons.
  229. bassman88

    Penn Jigmaster

    I'm good on the offer. I have a gift card I'm trying to unload. lol.. came across the idea of picking up a Jigmaster.
  230. bassman88

    Penn Jigmaster

    Anyone still using a Penn Jigmaster 500? If so what rod/line do you use? Thinking of picking one up.
  231. bassman88

    United vs Phenix vs Calstar

    My current setup. Hope this helps. 30# Calstar GFGR-800m Saltist 30 50lb braid top with 30lb mono 40# Calstar GFGR-700M Fathom 25n 2 Speed 65lb braid top with 40lbmono Before going with Calstar Grafighter series, I almost went with a phenix abyss 808 for 30# and phenix axis 720h for 40#.
  232. bassman88

    What size braid on Fathom 30 2spd?

    My penn fathom 25n 2 speed is paired with 65# power pro.
  233. bassman88

    Looking for Great 8' 30# rod

    I had a calstar 870 as my #30. sold it and picked up a 800m paired with a daiwa saltist 30.
  234. bassman88

    Daiwa Lexa LEXA300HS-P

    Purchased reel last month, but decided to go with a different setup. Pretty much new. Lexa 300 spooled with 20# big game. $150 Shipped $140 Picked up
  235. bassman88

    20# setup for yellowtail

    Yes Compre. Anyhow planning on getting a 3rd setup 40#/50# at the upcoming Fred Hall show. Hoping to pick up a Calstar 665H/700MH/700H paired with a Penn Fathom 25n 2 speed.
  236. bassman88

    20# setup for yellowtail

    All good fellas.
  237. bassman88

    20# setup for yellowtail

    Appreciate the positive feedbacks.
  238. bassman88

    20# setup for yellowtail

    Appreciate the positive feedback.
  239. bassman88

    20# setup for yellowtail

    Yes. My main rod is a calstar 870 this bass rod 20# setup, will be use when the fish are line shy.
  240. bassman88

    20# setup for yellowtail

    Thanks. I'm good for 20# & 30#. any other recommendations for 3/4 day - overnight trips?
  241. bassman88

    20# setup for yellowtail

    Main setup: Calstar 870//Daiwa Saltist 30 50braid# and top shot with 30#. Brining the 20# bass rod if fish are line shy and finicky. **used for 3/4 day - overnight trips. I don't anticipate any longer trips.
  242. bassman88

    20# setup for yellowtail

    Is this bass rod ok for 20# setup? I'm pairing with a Lexa 300 40# braid and top shot with 20#? See specs below. Shimano Rod 7'2'' Heavy Fast 12#-25# (mono line rating) & 20-50 (Power pro line rating) TIA.
  243. bassman88

    SOLD The Southern California Angler by Brandon Hayward

    Cool thanks. I've been to that tackle shop a few times. Next time I'll definitely look for the book.