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  1. M

    Accurate Tern 600XN for fishing Wahoo

    I don’t use the Narrow as personally I don’t like them. I do however have the standard Tern 600 and caught 4 on it 2 days ago. Great reel in my opinion. I swapped the knob out for the traditional rubber handle. If you’re a fan of Narrow sized reels, which many people are, I’d say buy...
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    RR3 12-1/12-17-2019 Trophy Hunt

    Was great having you out, Bill!! See you in Feb. For those wondering, Victoria fish went 367.9 on the certified dock scale. A new boat record caught on an ATD 50.
  3. M

    SD Bass Assassin has 2 Cows!!!

    Whoa, Larry “Cow hunting with Hawk“is for a specialized audience. I’ll be doing it more often though whe we fish the lower banks.
  4. M

    SD Bass Assassin has 2 Cows!!!

    Heck, I had a livestream going at multiple points of the day. Billy is having a huge trip and we are stoked for him. It’s not easy fishing by any means, not everyone on the trip has a tuna, but if you do, they’re big. At last count, 11 of the 16 passengers have a cow, 16 over 200 and 4 over...
  5. M

    Red Rooster, Nov. 2019 Accurate 11/8 day video

    It’s still available on the World Wide Web for your liking. The phrase “This is why we can’t have nice things” comes into play on this very thread.
  6. M

    Fall 10 Day Fishing

    I don’t know about y’all, but excellent wahoo fishing, great grade YFT fishing, a few random yellows and then a shot at a fish of a LIFETIME for a few days......sounds like a perfect 10 day to me. Not to mention the luxurious accommodations and perks of your favorite Long Range Vessel.
  7. M

    Accurate Tern 600N

    Well I’m an Accurate guy so my answer may be skewed slightly. In a short answer, Yes.
  8. M

    So, I’m going fishing again...

    Glad you got some skinny, Steve
  9. M

    Accurate Tern 600N

    When fishing with the 60lb mono you can set the drag super tight, almost buttoned down and that doesn’t give the wahoo much opportunity to run. It’s a great reel that I’d highly recommend if you’re looking for a star drag, single speed, fast ass reel.
  10. M

    Accurate Tern 600N

    I just got 12 of them on the Ridge on the Tern 600, 60lb test and no drag what so ever.
  11. M

    So you go on a 8 day trip

    As is turns out, what I was told about requirements were false. A member did the work for everyone involved and found the answers. Should be ☝☝ Up there somewhere not too far.
  12. M

    Mike nail

    Straight 80lb spectra and Locked down drag, I even had to break down and put the Valiant into low gear.
  13. M

    Mike nail

    I made sure all of my fishing equipment was stoked prior to her arrival, I figure I won’t be buying many reels/rods anytime soon, if ever.
  14. M

    Mike nail

    And I’d never thought I’d have to get back on the boat to get sleep.
  15. M

    Mike nail

    I’d like to thank everyone for the kind words they have expressed for my family and I. Our little miracle, Makayla, really is a product of San Diego Long Range Fishing, specifically, the Red Rooster 3. I met my wife in the galley in between trips and my brother in law used to be my assistant...
  16. M

    So you go on a 8 day trip

    I guess my information was invalid, my apologies, just what I’ve heard in conversation. Glad to get a informative conversation on Safety going on the other hand though.
  17. M

    So you go on a 8 day trip

    I believe it’s a necessary part of the permit requirements.
  18. M

    So you go on a 8 day trip

    No SOLAS, No Guadalupe or any ports in foreign countries.
  19. M

    So you go on a 8 day trip

    Ever wonder why they can’t offer fly home trips on 15+ days, it’s the same reason. They are not a SOLAS safety rated vessel.
  20. M

    RR3 Trip #21 Oct 4-12

    Would you rather travel 2 days south, only to arrive at your destination with 25 knots of wind and fish that normally won’t bite in crappy conditions, then take a two day reaming on the way North? Guadalupe is a beautiful thing this time of year.
  21. M

    So you go on a 8 day trip

    Did this happen to you or you just throwing out random topics? Weather happens and controls where you’re able to fish, it sucks, but it is what it is.
  22. M

    RR3 Trip #21 Oct 4-12

    Weather on the ridge was helmet for most of the days they were scheduled to be there. They are headed to Lupe and for Cows at SCI
  23. M

    FG knot tips

    I learned the knot very quickly today using the pinch method, 100 spectra to 150 floro and it was working great. The “weird little nipple” that forms on the floro tag end is something I’m going to have to get used to, but I was reefing on this knot today and it only got smaller the harder I pulled.
  24. M

    FG knot tips

    How many wraps is everyone doing on the bigger line? 100/135/150?
  25. M

    Watch the Rail at the Lupe

    True, no gaffed tuna coming over the rail, just three passengers and a crew member in the starboard corner, fishing, luckily with their faces toward the water.
  26. M

    Watch the Rail at the Lupe

    I heard from the boys this morning that “it was the gnarliest things they’ve ever seen” and this is coming from guys with 15 years on the boats. Someone was going to be lunch for the tax man, luckily, he missed. At one point, they had 8 sharks underneath the boat.
  27. M

    Long Range Give Aways

    All trips are different, Bill. The last few years while fishing with the Loftus and Martin group you’ve been fortunate to be part of some great giveaways. Larry Brown and Sonny Jones are heck of a “swag masters” as well. The rod giveaway on your trip, with its clauses, isn’t cool IMO, it’s...
  28. M

    6 day red rooster september 20-26

    Don’t be surprised. You’ll be using mainly 40 and 50lb with the smallest hooks you have in your aresenal. I’d buy the smallest 1/0 hooks you can find.
  29. M

    Roll Call RR3 10/12-10-20 Pts South

    It’s my first trip back and I’ll be returning with a bunch of new culinary delights.
  30. M

    Red rooster 3 9/26 - 10/4

    Wish I could be there.
  31. M

    Long range 6 day trip to guad, next week.. setup rec

    The sharks are just getting fired up, they’re full on breaching now right next to the boat. Everyone got quite the show last trip.
  32. M

    Costello 6-day Long Range Trip on Polaris Supreme

    With the Islands out of the question 2 days south of straight travel, 2 days of fishing, 2 days travel north, home. Not saying it’s right, but the options really aren’t throwing themselves out there with all of the closures without drastically cutting your fishing time. No Cedros, No Benitos...
  33. M

    Red Rooster Roll call .. 6 day IZORLINE ..SEPT. 8-14

    Oh, I’ll be there as long as my wife doesn’t go into labor prior.
  34. M

    Red Rooster Roll call .. 6 day IZORLINE ..SEPT. 8-14

    Izorline usually brings spools of line for free topshots on their trips. No excuse not to change nightly.
  35. M

    Wahoonista Question

    I barely cast 15 feet from the boat. In the wise words of Bob Cherry, the Wahoo Slayer, “You usually get bit right next to the boat, anyways, no need to waste energy”
  36. M

    Tern 600N

    When is the release date of these reels?
  37. M

    Bad News

    Jimmy was the grandpa I never had, one hell of a charter master, a friend to all, and more importantly, one heck of a dude. See you in the Sunshine, Jimmy
  38. M

    Success Sportfishing with 5 Super cow BFT's..

    The yummy is producing in major ways!!
  39. M

    Question about tip

    Ding Ding Ding, we have a winner. 500 is awesome, come fishing, worry about the rest later. PS. A few bundles of fresh socks go a long way split between the crew, monster drinks are horrible for you.
  40. M

    Red Rooster III 5 day trip.... July 30- Aug. 4... Seaguar/Catchy Tackle/Hayabusa/NOMAD TACKLE

    Bring some small hooks, like #6 and #4 Albacore hooks. Last trip I was on the mid grade fish, 30-50lb grade, was biting that size hook and nothing else.
  41. M

    Boats not fishing Guadalupe Island?

    No Lupe for the Rooster this trip. It’s not good enough to justify going.
  42. M

    Fishing reports are really really good... time to get out on the water

    Sorry, Soda. I’m taking a few trips off to make sure (hopefully) I’m home for the birth of my daughter. Sept -14th- Oct 10
  43. M

    Fishing reports are really really good... time to get out on the water

    Unfortunately I won’t be on this trip this year, sorry Buddy. I think I’ll still fleece some Jam from, Danielle, your chef for the trip.
  44. M

    Anybody going to put up a fish report

    Thanks, just wait until the fall.
  45. M

    Fishing reports are really really good... time to get out on the water

    P.S., Karen, the woman pictured above in the pink shirt with a Bluefin, yeah she’s one of the best anglers I’ve ever met. Absolutely kills fish and just a great person.
  46. M

    Anybody going to put up a fish report

    We’ve been on 1.5 trips, calm yourself.
  47. M

    Fishing reports are really really good... time to get out on the water

    Oh, look, it’s me, a crew member fishing to try and help a passenger have a memorable experience. Good thing the chef knows how to fish.
  48. M

    5olb. SURFACE IRON COMBO

    Single Speed for the lil to mid grade fish and two speed for the big-uns.
  49. M

    Boats not fishing Guadalupe Island?

    The Rooster is more than likely headed there next week.
  50. M

    5olb. SURFACE IRON COMBO

    90J and a Trinidad 30 or Talica 16, depends on the species.
  51. M

    5olb. SURFACE IRON COMBO

    But it’s so fun.
  52. M

    BFT foamers; who, what, when, where, why?

    Tons of fish out here, they just won’t bite
  53. M

    Line to leader system?

    Every trip I go on, I’ve seen it work for Bobby for 7 years, it’s easy enough to do quickly for me, and it works. Up 3 feet and an overhand knot. Done.
  54. M

    Spectacular Surface Iron Day

    There’s only one place I can think of, Guadalupe.
  55. M

    BFT foamers; who, what, when, where, why?

    It wouldn’t matter in many cases, Bill. A few weeks ago we rolled up on a foamer and the bait ran to us for cover and the tuna followed. We had 60-80 lb fish 360 degrees around the boat directly under the rail. We threw everything we could at them. They want that micro Anchovie 99.9% of the...
  56. M

    Crew Members Fishing

    I love that sharing rail space on a 90-110 foot vessel with a crew member is a downer to some people. How much space does one man take up?
  57. M

    Crew Members Fishing

    The term “bring in the mule” wouldn’t be around if it weren’t for deckhands reeling in 95% of people’s fish when asked to do so.
  58. M

    Crew Members Fishing

    Actually, it is. Last week, for instance, we had an Angler who was “Mute” he had little to no hearing and could not talk, he always used sign language to communicate. I know for a fact that this guy “loved” the fact that the crew was able to help in any fashion possible, including handing off...
  59. M

    Crew Members Fishing

    I’ve gladly handed off countless amounts of fish to passengers whom are having a tough day, never done it prior, never fought a fish on a 9ft rod, and whomever may want it. I also fish for fresh fish meals which 98% of passengers seem to love. Heck, it’s my 2nd passion besides cooking.
  60. M

    Summer Trips - Tuna or bust!

    It wasn’t an insult by any means. You had high expectations of catching tuna, when you didn’t, your bar was lowered for a successful trip, by you, no one else.
  61. M

    Summer Trips - Tuna or bust!

    The only person lowering the bar, is you. You had high expectations on what you saw online and made that your bar of having a good trip.
  62. M

    Summer Trips - Tuna or bust!

    But I’ve been seeing online that the BF fishery is wide open with straight 60-80lb tuna, we shoulda tried for those. Captains will take passengers where their best options are to actually catch something. It’s a weird year year thus far down south. Last week the water was frigid at the...
  63. M

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    I haven’t read all 22 pages of this thread but most Overnight Operations have what’s known as a “Night Driver” who’s sole responsibility is to drive at night. Obviously, he fell asleep and didn’t have his “watch alarm” on. Unacceptable on any condition.
  64. M

    Music on deck

    Thanks, Bill, bummed I wasn’t able to fish June Heat with you this year.
  65. M

    Line to leader system?

    Yeah I’d say it works. 75 over 200 and 3 over 300 would say it’s pretty solid.
  66. M

    RP going south.

    Water was 63 when we were there. It Was good Yellowtail fishing, but not great. We had to spend 3 days at the 23 to try and put together a catch. We will see how it goes this trip.
  67. M

    Line to leader system?

    I love Pappy’s overhand knot.
  68. M

    At what point?

    They wouldn’t book the trips if there wasn’t a demand for them. The recent 1.5s added to the Roosters schedule are almost sold out.
  69. M

    RR3 opened up 1.5 day trips in July

    Finally, someone with some common sense. You want to spend 350 and sleep in a coffin in a sauna, feel free. For an extra hundred bucks you can sleep in an air conditioned stateroom, crap in a clean bathroom, and, if you feel so obliged, you can shower. Not to mention 7 crew members and more...
  70. M

    At what point?

    A 1.5 is damn near 500.00 after you get done with everything. I think the long trips are and “ebb and flow” type of thing. The last few years have been spotty at best (besides a few stellar trips) down south and people are spending money elsewhere as it’s not been straight cows and limits...
  71. M

    Line to leader system?

    I like a wee bit of mono for “stretch” in pro-longed battles. Less chance of that smaller hook pulling 4 feet from gaff on lighter line.
  72. M

    RR3 opened up 1.5 day trips in July

    Nope, never, all the fish are on the stern, always. The bow is for chucking plugs on 9footers.
  73. M

    Getting your fish home?

    If you’re flying, you can have the processors pack you 50lb boxes and stick them under the plane for only the cost of extra baggage.
  74. M

    Best boat for 1.5 day BFT?

    I’d get on any boat you can that fits your schedule. They all talk to one another and most of the time are fishing is the same zones. Definitely do a 1.5 over an overnight trip, you want that chance at an evening bite
  75. M

    Going to do some 6 day trips. Need some tackle tips

    I don’t think it changes the gear one bit, either way you’ll want a few smaller rigs, a medium sized one and a larger rig.
  76. M

    possibility of coastal islands opening

    300 bucks a day to the Panga driver
  77. M

    LONG RANGE FORUM IS DIEING

    Boats are coming out of maintenance, the fishing down south isn’t “straight cows” and you can really only talk about Bluefin fishing so much. P.S. Just don’t eat any delicious Bluefin Sashimi if anyone is lucky enough to get one into the galley, it’ll kill ya.
  78. M

    LONG RANGE FORUM IS DIEING

    Trust me, a majority of it still stays on the boats.
  79. M

    BFT charter 7 days plus

    The limit is 6 on trips from 3 days all the way up to 16.
  80. M

    Looking for a medium wt two speed reel..

    I’d go with a Valient or a Talica
  81. M

    RP - John Collins 16 day trip report

    I’ve always been told they swim better in the prop wash. They work, I won’t say they don’t, I’ve seen them get out fished on any given day.
  82. M

    What would you bring. 3 day May 31-June 2nd??

    What I’ve noticed on the smaller vessels is the availability of rod storage. I’d narrow it down to the least amount of set-ups that have the most amount of potential line classes. Small/Big/Jumbo/Long Rod
  83. M

    Testing it out

    The Albacore are back, oh wait, looks like the maintenance didn’t go so well.
  84. M

    70-80 yft 200+ lbs with a few over 300 lbs on one trip?

    Shoot, this year a trip was lucky to get more than 2, let alone 30. There was a few hits for great fishing, sure. But overall I’d say it was a down year. The most I’ve seen in a particular trip in my career is 24 and 2 over 300.
  85. M

    1.5 day trip for BFT gear

    40lb fly line rig 60/80 fly line rig Jig/Flatfall/Pl68 rig
  86. M

    Comment on Okuma Andros 12SII

    What about a Boss 600, Goka? The valiant isn’t the fastest reel on the planet either.
  87. M

    Eating Fish on LR Trips?

    I’ve heard stories but never seen it myself, the chef before I came around worked in a Sushi establishment in Hawaii and taught me what I know now. One thing I won’t do is serve mushy wahoo and until the whole boat shits themselves, I’m going to continue to do things the way they’ve been done...
  88. M

    Eating Fish on LR Trips?

    I’m sure I would have heard about it by now if someone came down with something in the previous 6 years, but I haven’t, so I’ll go with the latter of your two options.
  89. M

    Eating Fish on LR Trips?

    Wahoo turns to Mush after it’s frozen and thawed and mush doesn’t make very good sashimi. Our wahoo goes into the RSW and chilled for a few hours, then filleted, then placed in between paper towels and placed in the fridge overnight for relaxation. If you don’t want to eat it, don’t, no...
  90. M

    Eating Fish on LR Trips?

    I sashimi Wahoo almost every trip and never have given anyone “peanut butter Shotgun”
  91. M

    Best big tuna trips outside of SDLR?

    PV is tough right now. Just fished it for 6 days and got 3 bites for 40 anglers.
  92. M

    Best big tuna trips outside of SDLR?

    PV is tough right now. Just fished it for 6 days and got 3 bites for 40 anglers.
  93. M

    Eating Fish on LR Trips?

    The fish wasn’t cared for properly and more than likely over cooked. I’ve eaten and prepared numerous large BSB and they turn out great if done correctly. IMO, fish should never be eaten the same day it is caught, it needs a relaxing period before being cooked.
  94. M

    Sell me a Rod/Reel combo for 8 day LR trip

    Calstar 7470H and an Accurate Boss 600.
  95. M

    Cow tuna trips

    Light loads and fishing on the uptick for the season, if you ever want to go, the time is now.
  96. M

    Cow tuna trips

    It’s better than being at work.
  97. M

    Are there any 6-8 day late spring trips targeting BFT?

    I’d do multiple trips on an overnight/1.5 on different moon phases.
  98. M

    Avet 14 day, who’s with me?

    They were at Jamie bank where everyone gets signal, we will see how the WiFi hold up at the bank as all of the boats use the same WiFi service.
  99. M

    Excel Team Hoo Cow Hunt - 16 Day....Jan. 15-31 Roll Call

    In the case with 80lb, I think more are lost, than gained. You’ve gotta hook em first, and sometimes they just won’t eat the rope. Quite the predicament these frisky tuna will put a man in. Then again, if everything was easy, everyone would do it.
  100. M

    Excel Team Hoo Cow Hunt - 16 Day....Jan. 15-31 Roll Call

    Flat Clam weather and Cabo within sight, I love that fishing destination.
  101. M

    Excel Team Hoo Cow Hunt - 16 Day....Jan. 15-31 Roll Call

    80lb was also the cause of a lot of losses on that same trip.
  102. M

    First Long Range Trip Looking for Tips and Advice Please!

    The water that is made on the boat is better than the water that you’ll bring on the boat, waste of space IMO.
  103. M

    Roll Call Silent Jims Baja Extravaganza! 1-12-19 (Intrepid)

    Still slower that the Rooster...........
  104. M

    Boat Strategies Flat Falls for BFT

    People knowing what they’re doing and stepping left/right is a huge factor. I was sawed off on my Grande BFT this summer as 15 flat-falls ended up onto my line and people just started tanking as they felt something weird. Stuff happens, it’s fishing, but if something feels weird, it probably...
  105. M

    Lower banks history.

    This year in November there was zero sign of Tuna there.
  106. M

    Rooster reports on FB

    I think we got more Super Cows, than cows, honestly. Finished the trip with 3 over 3 and the possibility that we should have broken the boat record of 5. I know we lost at least 3 more Light line fishing at its finest.
  107. M

    Light line super?

    Talica 16 and 80lb. Took him, his brother and JT WAY more than an hour. Hell of a fish, not to mention the brothers Romaine boated a 290 with the same exact reel during lunch on the same day and used the same hook........a 3/0 Congratualtions to them...........they def worked for it.
  108. M

    Rooster reports

    9 fish, 90-175. Slower today. Don’t stress the reports, just go fishing.
  109. M

    What is an ideal arsenal for upcoming 15 day trip

    I guess the old adage of “Assume” has gotten me. Not here to argue or pick a fight just mentioning something I thought was peculiar. Carry on. Oh yeah, Happy New Year.
  110. M

    What is an ideal arsenal for upcoming 15 day trip

    Next time you write a report for the internet, you may want to leave out the part where you fished where you shouldn’t have been fishing. Just saying.........
  111. M

    Intrepid 16 Day, Departing 2-17-2019

    I’ve been at the bank twice this season so far. One trip we had WiFi for about 3 minutes, the other we had it for a few hours. It works when it works, any signal at hurricane is a blessing and is used when available. The lack of reports this season has a simple answer, the fishing has been slow.
  112. M

    7 day fishing trip for 2 needed

    Plenty of room on the Red Rooster Fly:Fly into Cabo. Lower Banks/PV. Father/Son trip of a lifetime.
  113. M

    Nomad DTX report

    Pappy got a cow on the June heat trip with one.
  114. M

    Socks, what do you wear?

    If you don’t mind paying 15 bucks a pop, the Pelagic socks are pretty nice.
  115. M

    If HB is very slow or dead, what will happen on an 18 day trip.

    5 cows, handful in the 150 range and a couple handfuls of fish over 100. The goal of the trip was to get everyone a 100lb+ fish. I think we were able to pull that off when it was all said and done.
  116. M

    Nomad DTX report

    Some are bullet proof and continuously swim and catch some are the “one and done”.
  117. M

    What is an ideal arsenal for upcoming 15 day trip

    2 100lb 2 130 1 150 1 80lb 2 wahoo rigs That’s all you really need.
  118. M

    Nomad DTX report

    They’re extremely fragile as I’ve seen many catch one fish and then become completely useless. IMO they get bit because they are deeper in the water column than any of the other trolled jigs. I’d assume any stick bait with a deep diving lip would get bit just as easily.
  119. M

    Nomad DTX report

    When they’re biting you could troll anything and they’ll get bit.
  120. M

    If HB is very slow or dead, what will happen on an 18 day trip.

    It’s still slow, Small fish and a shot at a big one in the AM. Looks like it’s gking to be a slow year for sure.
  121. M

    14 day trip report.....

    “Mike, I’ve havemt seen the bank this dead in decades”
  122. M

    Tipping - oh so awkward a topic! An offer to collate comments anonymously .

    My rent payment/life is dependent on Long Range Sportfishing, id think I have valid points. As many people have stated, it’s a service industry, if you receive crappy service tip accordingly. If you receive exceptional service and your expectations were met/far exceeded, tip more if you’re...
  123. M

    Tipping - oh so awkward a topic! An offer to collate comments anonymously .

    I wish that were the case, unfortunately, it’s not.
  124. M

    Intrepid cancel December trips?

    Yes, The fishing sucks down south currently and unless something changes, unfortunately, I could see more trips being canceled.
  125. M

    Tipping - oh so awkward a topic! An offer to collate comments anonymously .

    Actually my father was a long haul truck driver so I know all about it, try again. Why should it matter what we made on a yearly basis? If we make more than 50k does that excuse you from tipping? 90% of boat crew makes minimum wage for a 12 hour day (maritime law). You do the math Also...
  126. M

    Tipping - oh so awkward a topic! An offer to collate comments anonymously .

    It’s none of your damn business what we make on a yearly income for being away from our families 2/3 of the year.
  127. M

    Fly-in Cow Options

    Stick to the variety trips.........you’ll catch something if the fishing stays in its current cycle. Or fish PV on a shorter trip, if it sucks you’re only on the boat for 4 days and not 16.
  128. M

    Intrepid cancel December trips?

    Well for your and I’s sake, let’s hope the ocean decides to do a complete 360 and we have something to be thankful for next Thanksgiving.
  129. M

    Tipping - oh so awkward a topic! An offer to collate comments anonymously .

    If you can’t afford to tip 15%...........you shouldn’t be fishing.
  130. M

    Intrepid cancel December trips?

    Here’s some info, Lower banks was dry as could be, Bank was dead as I’ve ever and I just returned from the toughest 15 day I’ve encountered in my semi-short career.
  131. M

    Intrepid cancel December trips?

    Plenty of room on the Red Roosters long schedule. We are rolling South with 14 people next trip and are running all of our scheduled 15 day trips. Come join us, we’d love to show y’all a great time.
  132. M

    First Hurricane Cow?

    We have that as well on the Rooster.
  133. M

    Accurate Announces the Tern, the first TwinStarDrag reel

    Does this mean they are still weeks away or they’ll be shipping ASAP?
  134. M

    First Hurricane Cow?

    I’m guessing no WiFi as KVH changed their service map last year on the fleet unknowingly.
  135. M

    Accurate Announces the Tern, the first TwinStarDrag reel

    Any idea when the 500x will begin shipping?
  136. M

    Roll Call Oct 21 Red Rooster

    I stand corrected. Alijos Rocks
  137. M

    First Hurricane Cow?

    Water Temps at an all time high, buffer zone in question, will be an interesting winter, exploratory trip anyone?
  138. M

    Accurate Announces the Tern, the first TwinStarDrag reel

    Is a guide available to what stores will be receiving the different colors available.
  139. M

    Roll Call Oct 21 Red Rooster

    Prob down at the 13 fathom spot
  140. M

    Roll Call Oct 21 Red Rooster

    29 other Anglers and Seven crew.......
  141. M

    Possible theft at H&M Landing this morning.

    14 is non exsistant, 20 is light. Eeeesh
  142. M

    2018 EXCEL PHENIX TRIP—A TAIL OF LOSS

    Did you see him in a dream? He’s moved on from the industry as of right now. I wish him nothing but luck in his future endevours and will miss him tremendously on the RR3.
  143. M

    Red Rooster Oct 13 "Points South" Roll Call

    Now this sounds like a story I’d like to hear.
  144. M

    Red Rooster Oct 13 "Points South" Roll Call

    Stuff happens and schedules change in this industry. It’s part of the gig, you’ll be in very good hands with Mike. He doesn’t fish as well as I do, but he does cook as well as I do.
  145. M

    Red Rooster Oct 13 "Points South" Roll Call

    Sorry, boys, I’ll be at home. I’ll see you at the dock on sat though.
  146. M

    Red Rooster Oct 13 "Points South" Roll Call

    I may be there, I may not. Sill schedule changes.
  147. M

    Red Rooster Oct 13 "Points South" Roll Call

    Jeff has the better surface surface irons in his quiver for sure.
  148. M

    Tropical Storm Rosa

    I predict people will be getting their eggs scrambled.
  149. M

    Wahoo on Rapalas aboard long range boats

    Oops, this was supposed to be in the other thread about a 3 day trip catching a scooter.
  150. M

    Wahoo on Rapalas aboard long range boats

    I can see it now, the internet will be selling trips based off of one random Wahoo more than likely plucked off of a kelp patty. Wide open wahoo!!! Book your trips now!!! Setting people up for high expectations and promising very little reality.
  151. M

    Stuff I've learned

    I love number 5
  152. M

    Vagabond CRUSHES the BFT

    Flip a coin because either spot could be hero or zero at this point of the season.
  153. M

    500 gram FlatFall

    Change the split rings on them, they’re junk.
  154. M

    turn left or turn right

    It fell on its face a few days ago, I was told it’s the first days of the new moon is when fishing is best.
  155. M

    turn left or turn right

    Totally, it won’t be the last time it happens to me or anyone else. But like you said, when chasing trophies, it just stings that much more.
  156. M

    turn left or turn right

    One thing I think people are missing is the comfort factor and the price of overnight trips in this conversation. I just got back this morning from a 1.5. It was a 500+ day of fishing, that’s more expensive that a Long Range boat for what you get. Air Conditioning, Meals, Staterooms, Quality...
  157. M

    FREE - RR3 - #200lb Jacket. XL. Never worn

    All crew has one of those jackets, not the 200lb club version, but the same jacket none the less. Yes, Paul was generous one year and gave me a 2x version as I’m not getting any skinnier.
  158. M

    turn left or turn right

    20 lb school sized Yellowfin or 200lb Bluefin....tough choice.
  159. M

    turn left or turn right

    You best bet when they start biting better everyone will be fishing them.
  160. M

    turn left or turn right

    It was a 50/50 mix of people that I talked to today prior to the boat leaving on a 7 day. Some wanted a fish of a lifetime, some wanted to catch the same thing they’ve been catching the last 7 years. Me, I’d rather spend 7 days trying for trophy’s and actual picture worthy fish. I don’t...
  161. M

    BLUE FIN BAIT?

    The couple cows that the Red Rooster got on the way home in March were on leftover big baits from the buffer zone. I know this was ages ago, but they do eat the man baits.
  162. M

    lupe reports please?

    The boats have backed off of posting numbers concerning their catch at Lupe for very good reason. It’s going good, otherwise 3/4 of the fleet wouldn’t be fishing there.
  163. M

    Soda pop

    The same thing that has always worked.......Sardines.
  164. M

    Rigging Flat Fall lures for Big Tuna

    I don’t see a need for numerous hooks, I’ve seen jigs with 5 hooks on them this year get bit, then inevedibly get dumped. IMO I’d rather have one quality hook than 5 smaller ones.
  165. M

    Guadalupe Permit fees ?

    Sorry, Steve, can’t work them all. I have a feeling you’re about to have an awesome 3.5 days at Lupe. Get yourself a Cow Yellow for me.
  166. M

    Guadalupe Permit fees ?

    What his friend didn’t tell him was that their is only 20 people on the trip. Less Passengers equates to higher fees.....duh!
  167. M

    Irrespective of Captain and Crew, Which boat is the fishiest?

    Ha ha ha only on BD can a man be looking to book a trip on the 105.
  168. M

    Red Rooster Bluefin Jim's 6-day trip roll call.

    I’ll be there, see you 4 Prime Ribs from now!
  169. M

    Where's the money ?

    Why didn’t you just go fishing on another boat and have the intrepid transfer the money?
  170. M

    Best meals for 8-10 days

    I’ll be there with a smile on my face.
  171. M

    Best meals for 8-10 days

    Thank you to everyone and their kind words. It’s not easy what we (sport fishing chefs) do, but we love it, otherwise we wouldn’t do it. It’s hard to please 25+ people on a daily basis, but with feedback and not thinking I’m Gordon Ramsey, I feel the galley on the Red Rooster III can only...
  172. M

    Socorro Air Strip

    Why are you digging for a story that isn’t there? It’s been told by many, and now the evacuee herself.
  173. M

    Red Rooster Mermaids

    Bobs, went to his parking, let’s be real. Thanks again, everyone. I know it was a tough trip to say the least, but sometimes, that’s how the cookie crumbles. Hopefully we will see y’all next year for 45 more meals.
  174. M

    RR3 cited for overlimits in 2017

    Shoot, #28 has 5 fish in the picture alone.
  175. M

    RR3 cited for overlimits in 2017

    It’s changed, you’ll see on Sat.
  176. M

    RR3 cited for overlimits in 2017

    7 crew on board, if crewman A knows your on your second set of tags, you move on to crewman B, when B tells you No, you ask the galley assistant, people come up with crazy ways and excuses to get just a few more tags. “Oops, I dropped a few on the deck” “I used two tags on a few fish, I need...
  177. M

    Do you prefer boat limits or personal limits

    If a boat limit is caught prior to you having your limit, someone is being a bad angler.
  178. M

    RR3 cited for overlimits in 2017

    Which is how a 200 fish over limit is very easily achievable, the fact that individuals weren’t fined in this case is absurd.
  179. M

    RR3 cited for overlimits in 2017

    That’s where you’re wrong. 2 dorado count as 5 fish towards your 30 fish limit.
  180. M

    RR3 cited for overlimits in 2017

    If every angler on this specific trip caught two dorado on the way home their numbers are drastically changed as far as limits are concerned.
  181. M

    Roll call. Red Rooster June Heat. 15 day

    We will miss you, soda, but your health is way more important than one trip!! Get better and we will see you next year.
  182. M

    Captain Jimmy bombs

    Spinner blades equate to slowing the bomb down, which in turn, equals less bites. The faster you wind, the more bites you get.
  183. M

    Captain Jimmy bombs

    Cut the blade off, it slows it down.
  184. M

    RR3 cited for overlimits in 2017

    Uhhhhh, I lost my tags and need a new set. 40 fish later.......
  185. M

    Roll call. Red Rooster June Heat. 15 day

    If you have rain gear, bring it. I saw more rain down in the lower zone this year than I have in my previous 4 combined. All day monsoon type rain. Multiple trips. You just never know and it doesn’t take up too much room, and trash bags suck.
  186. M

    Roll call. Red Rooster June Heat. 15 day

    What ever they’re named, they’re delicious. If only we could get 20lb’ers
  187. M

    Roll call. Red Rooster June Heat. 15 day

    Although we always have the most delicious option, Threadfin Sculpin!!
  188. M

    Roll call. Red Rooster June Heat. 15 day

    Someone call the of Wahoo is on the menu for enchiladas and tacos.........but only if they’re there and I can get a few.
  189. M

    Roll call. Red Rooster June Heat. 15 day

    Soooooo, besides Budlight and Diet Coke, what would y’all like to eat?
  190. M

    Roll call. Red Rooster June Heat. 15 day

    It’s been a gnarly year down south.
  191. M

    Fly Home

    I prefer the fly-home trips, as a matter of fact, I work my schedule around them. June Heat will be he only ride home trip for me this year. Seems to me that a majority of anglers prefer the fly back option. I mean, who doesn’t like a few days in Cabo to finish of a vacation? 4 days home from...
  192. M

    Marijuana on LR boats

    I love it when people love to criticize marijuana, yet have bottles of “happy pills in their state rooms.
  193. M

    1 spot on June Heat Red Rooster trip

    Ugh, does this mean I have to come back to work? I’m really enjoying the married life in Cozumel.
  194. M

    Wahoo trollers

    The new Nomad trolling lure has been the “IT” lure of the season. It’s out trolled other lures by vast numbers.
  195. M

    Has anyone been kicked off a LR boat?

    Unfortunately, he also caught the biggest YFT on the Rooster.
  196. M

    Red Rooster returns with local cow bluefin.

    The cows bit leftover “big baits” from down below, we had a nice stop of biting bluefin on the sardine as well. These schools were going to be hit by the seiners the day after we left, they’re gone.
  197. M

    Red Rooster returns with local cow bluefin.

    This was the tail end of the Loftus and Martin trip. Fishing down below was tough, real tough, Aaron made a decision to finish up fishing the Bluefin and everyone involved couldn’t of been happier. Aaron filled in for this particular trip but will be back to commercial fishing come June.
  198. M

    Red Rooster returns with local cow bluefin.

    I’m not sure how local 180 miles is.
  199. M

    Long Range On Board Fish Handling

    Many people are forgetting one thing....A sometimes bumpy three or four day trip home.
  200. M

    Red Rooster 3 MIA?

    Or maybe the internet/phones were down because of satellite coverage?!? Some people may be reading too much into this.
  201. M

    Red Rooster 3 MIA?

    False: The internet service provider for the Long Range fleet decided to change their service area, thus negating a huge area down south. They won’t have service until they are up the line a day or two.
  202. M

    Risky Business

    Nice write up, Joe. On the recent Accurate trip Gary Teraoka didn’t use one inch of florocarbon and had a great trip. See you in June.
  203. M

    Red Rooster tackle rack area, anyone have a photo?

    Bring everything you have for your tackle box, we will find you a spot that you are happy with. Multiple boxes are on the deck each trip, yours will be no different.
  204. M

    Red Rooster tackle rack area, anyone have a photo?

    What is your exact question about said rack?
  205. M

    Help with Talica 16ii: what rod to pair with??

    7470 H I prefer to call it my meat stick, it catches everything.
  206. M

    Processing wahoo

    Wahoo Sashimi is excellent
  207. M

    6xJr for wahoo?

    Depends on the jig and how willingly you're able fish it with the knowledge that it may never come back.
  208. M

    Processing wahoo

    You may as well make jerky out of it at that temp.
  209. M

    6xJr for wahoo?

    I've learned my Wahoo fishing techniques from Bob Cherry. 95% of the time you're getting bit right next to the boat, Mike. Why cast it so far? It really all depends on how fast the boat is drifting and the water colum you're working.
  210. M

    HELP

    Yes, I did send my Tn 40 to Shimano, they were broken into and my reel was stolen. I was given a Talica 16 for the stolen reel.
  211. M

    HELP

    I'll buy you all a beer.
  212. M

    WAHOO GEAR

    I'd pass on the Tranx, if you want a bass reel, just buy a bass reel. 7470 H and a Trinidad 20 is my slaying combo.
  213. M

    June Heat .... Red Rooster 15 day roll call.. May 27- June 11

    I cut every spinner off. Spinners = Drag
  214. M

    June Heat .... Red Rooster 15 day roll call.. May 27- June 11

    The big, ugly, metalic head, the 7 strand wire leader it comes with, its hydro-dynamics and the bland skirts. That's what's wrong with the Bombs, IMO. The Best Bomb I ever fished was a rude dog Bomb. It lasted 6 long trips and dozens of wahoo.....RIP
  215. M

    Guadalupe in August

    Just because the boat has a permit, doesn't mean it's going there.
  216. M

    June Heat .... Red Rooster 15 day roll call.. May 27- June 11

    If you haven't bought Wahoo bombs already, buy the ones available on the Boat. Those catchy bombs are a joke IMO. Don't forget to bring your appetite either, you're gonna need it.
  217. M

    6 days @ the Lupe....less than 24 hours more like it! The REEL truth!

    You'll also have to crap in a bucket and roast outside all day.
  218. M

    June Heat .... Red Rooster 15 day roll call.. May 27- June 11

    Hate to burst any bubbles, but Cheffy won't be changing any sheets, he will have the BIG BOY pants on and working the deck.
  219. M

    Please dont kill me

    Great rental gear is available via Maria in the office. don't let the tackle shops have their way with You by selling you stuff that you will not need. Everything tackle wise is available on the boat for the same price as on land, maybe cheaper.
  220. M

    6 days @ the Lupe....less than 24 hours more like it! The REEL truth!

    Maybe a portion of the problem was the high expectations of a fishing trip, to a place, where soooooo many threads predict great fishing will happen. I get it, a small portion. Just because vessels have the Permits to fish Guadalupe, doesn't automatically mean you will spend the entire trip...
  221. M

    Shogun Guadalupe 6-day May 6th 2017

    Maybe a portion of the problem was the high expectations of a fishing trip, to a place, where soooooo many threads predict great fishing will happen. I get it, a small portion. Just because vessels have the Permits to fish Guadalupe, doesn't automatically mean you will spend the entire trip...
  222. M

    WHAT MUST YOU TAKE THAT YOU CAN'T DO WITHOUT!!

    I must be missing something........
  223. M

    WHAT MUST YOU TAKE THAT YOU CAN'T DO WITHOUT!!

    This is the trip to be on if you enjoy a delicious cup of coffee. Not much Folgers will be brewed on this trip, if any at all.
  224. M

    June Heat .... Red Rooster 15 day roll call.. May 27- June 11

    I got you, soda. I'm the one who does the ordering anyways. How many would you like for yourself?
  225. M

    Tipping On A Long Range Trip

    How much do you make?
  226. M

    Tipping On A Long Range Trip

    Lord knows we receive "the whole shaft" sometimes as well, with the weather and all.
  227. M

    June Heat .... Red Rooster 15 day roll call.. May 27- June 11

    I'll be there. Don't forget the Orange and Black bombs.
  228. M

    Tipping On A Long Range Trip

    Said no one who has ever worked on a boat.
  229. M

    Tipping On A Long Range Trip

    If you can afford to pay 4K to go fishing, you can afford to tip the crew.
  230. M

    How many wahoo rigs for 15/16 dayer?

    3 1 trolling rig 2 50lb jig/bomb rigs. That's all you need.