Hey guys we looking for some fun anglers to come fish with us on the Royal star. This charter has traditionally been mostly San Diego city firemen. We have had a ton fun memories.
I have been running this trip since 2013 and this year has been the hardest by far. We initially lost a bunch of...
I’m selling my 2310 Parker. This boat has been extremely solid and reliable. Sea worthy, fishable, economical, it’s the full package. I am selling only because I just finished a complete restoration on a 32’ Blackman and it makes no sense to have both boats.
They were on a Colonet rock cod trip. They have been seeing bluefin almost every Colonet rock cod trip.
The report I got from the boat was “hooked 8 bft, saw a shit load of 60-120# fish. Got one on 50# test it was a 60 pound fish and got a 120 pound fish on 40# test”
This is from yesterday off the Tomahawk. After catching rock cod and yellowtail at colonet they went offshore and found some bluefin. They didn’t want to bite. One of these Colonet trips is going to find some biters.
My buddy has the same boat with the same conversion, and he did the same thing. He has the same issue that he wants to get completely rid of the box. Even with its reduce profile it’s still in the way.
1. Shimano TLD 20 with Tiburon hand and frame. Upgraded drags. In really good condition. $250
2. Penn Fathom 12 star drag. really good condition. $100 -SOLD
3. Pro Gear 255. In good condition. $125
I live in oceanside and work in san diego.
If you want to save some money buy a scratch and dent Yamaha motor. I bought a f250 with a couple of minor scratches on the lower end, saved about 8 grand. Zero hours and got a 5 year warranty on the motor through Yamaha. The scratch and dent program is a program set up through Yamaha.
I moved two batteries forward into the cabin and lost the oil reservoir. No change in the way the boat rides. Not familiar with Suzuki, but I know the Yamaha f300 is really close to the same weight at the f250. It is a more "tuned" up motor and requires higher octane gas to achieve the higher...
I repowered my 2310 with a Yamaha 250 four stroke, replacing the same motor you have. Almost doubled my mpg. Its not about saving money, its about increasing your range. I can now fish two days at San Clemente island and not have to bring any fuel cans.
I took the wife for her birthday in December last year on the Shogun for a Guadalupe trip. Fun tuna fishing, I think we got 10 or so of the nicer grade fish (90-138). Ran over some 20 pound Bluefin on the way in.
I have some spots on my charter. Most likely going to Guadalupe to fish big yellowfin. It is the SDFD charter September 22nd to the 29th. Great group of guys, lots of fun with a traced group. Contact me if you are interested in going. Thanks
I have some spots on my charter. Most likely going to Guadalupe to fish big yellowfin. It is the SDFD charter September 22nd to the 29th. Great group of guys. Contact me if you are interested in going. Thanks
Sorry for the late report.
What a great trip. The Owner, Captain, Crew and Cook all kicked ass. Really well run trip
We left about 8pm out of Seaforth, no parking charge and plenty of parking for everyone. Woke up Wednesday morning on the grounds with 15 plus boats around us. Throughout the day...
I have an osp 1x3 with a mak 16sea on it. Fished 80 on it Caught a 138 and a 148 yellowfin at Guadalupe, along with some 120s. Never came close to bottoming out, could handle bigger tuna and more drag.
I broke a 5/0 mustad 4x demon circle hook at Guadalupe this past year. First one to break or bend after catching a bunch of 75-150 pound yellowfin and bluefin tuna the past three years using 3x and 4x strong mustads.
My wife was fishing 60 pound, around 18-20 pounds of drag. Had to be a bad...
On eBay they sell a portable food warmer that plugs into a cigarette lighter. $20 and no installation or generator needed. Heats up three or four burritos, 10 hotdogs, or a couple sandwiches. Been working for a couple of seasons now.
I've fished fathom 30s at gudalupe multiple times with 60 pound top shots when I wanted a stealthier setup then the 40n. Landed tuna up to 115 pounds on it. No issues. On 700h and 700xh calstar rods. Those reels are awesome. I own 4 of them.
All are in decent shape.
1. 4' Bamboo Gaff. $50
2. 8' Aluminum Squidco Gaff. $50
3. 4' Aluminum AFTCO Gaff. $50
4. 6' Fiberglass Gaff. $30
5. 5' Aluminum Gaff. $25
Local pickup only. Im in La Jolla
Looking for suggestions. I have a simrad Robertson ap11 autopilot that works as long as the linear feedback unit doesn't break every 100 hours or so. I already tried the sea star smart stick, it did not work. I want to use a rudder feed back that is reliable.
What are my options? Should I buy...
Looking to see if anyone has insight on props for a parker 2310 that i recently repowered with a four stroke. 1999 2310 DV parker with a new to me 2007 f250 25" shaft transom notch mount. I'm looking for high mpg, low planning speed, engine longevity. Not worried about top end, not looking...
I used mine at guadalupe with #80 topshots for yellowfin 60-100lbs and i got a 141lbs bluefin on it. The bluefin put it through the paces, would have like a stronger low gear at the end. Good reel for 60-80# line, 20-25# drag.
This outboard is currently on my parker 2310. It has been an extremely reliable motor but ive decided to put a four stroke on the boat.
Included with the motor are the ss prop, two stroke oil tank and pump, and some assorted maintenance items.
Even compression, lower end oil looks...
1. Pro Gear Albacore Special 540. 3.6 to 1 gears, Tiburon handle, excellent drags and condition. Ready to fish up to #50 test no problem. sold
2. Pro Gear Albacore Special 540. 3.6 to 1 gears, Tiburon handle, excellent drags and condition. Ready to fish up to #50 test no problem. $170
In my opinion one of the most fun ways to fish is throw the surface iron for yellowtail and school sized tuna. It's a blast and once you get a hang of it you'll really like it. Something about tricking a fish into biting a piece of metal over live bait. Can't be beat
My buddy just bought a cabo 226, and for southern California fishing I feel it has the best all around layout. Awesome walk around, great bait setup, two good sized fish holds, lots of tackle storage. The only downside is the cuddy, it is small and can only get two people in there really tight...
Dual axel trail-rite trailer in great shape. In the last year it has a new cable winch, new brakes, new jack, and new bearings. The bunks are in good shape, some rust on the leaf springs otherwise clean and in good working order.
Had a 2300 striper walk aroundon it, and towed the boat very...
I have some older equipment Im selling for pretty cheap. Perfect for kids or guys just getting into fishing
1. Penn 112H 3/0 Tiburon Frame done at kens custom reels. $60
2. Penn 501 with a newell spool also don at kens. $40
3. 2 older ugly stick rods. 7' 30-50 pound rating. $15 each
I have a brand new, never fished penn 30vsx. it has brand new spectra on it, filled with 100# and a top shot of 130#. set up by Ken from ken's reels to fish for cows. great reel, I just doubt I am going to get the chance to fish it any time soon. $450 obo...
I recently purchased a Penn 30vsx and was wondering how other guys have it rigged and what calstar rod they have it matched up to. i currently have a ton of #80 braid spiced to #100 hollow braid on the reel and was intending to use #100 fluro top shots. Give me some ideas. Thanks
My boat is a 23' Striper i/o, and I want to add a fiberglass offshore bait tank. I bought a 28 gallon square bait tank (similar to a pacific edge pe28s). The fittings are under the tank, a 3/4" inlet and 1 1/2 outlet. I am looking for ideas on how to plumb the tank, currently I have come up with...
I agree, 500 jigmaster for $50 and a glass 7' rod for $50-75 used. A little over hundred bucks for a versatile setup. I fished a Penn 500 and Ugly Stik for years and killed hundreds of yellowtail and tuna. It works.
I agree, my pg 540s are great 40-50# reels. I just went on my first long range trip this summer and they were great. Get the 3.6-1 gears for bait. I prefer a 625 or 600 for iron. The 540s are a little bit wide for me.
I was told you could not put the 3.6-1 gears in the 2•• series albacore specials. But I know you can interchange the 6•• cs and 540 or 542 abs. Call Randy, he was really helpful.
I have the following reels for sale:
1. Shimano TLD 20 fished once with box, like new condition 9.5/10. #30 mono. $110
2. Pro Gear 541, in great condition recently serviced and ready to fish with #65 Spectra and #40 Mono. $140
3. Penn Baja Special 113HN, fished once with box, like new...
I have a question to throw out there. Would you use a pro gear 541 or CS625 (with 3.6 gears) as your reel for throwing surface Iron with a Calstar 900M. Planning on using 65 spectra and 40 mono top shot. Thanks
This is a lightly used Avet JX 2 speed reel 6/3. It is silver in color and is full of 65# spectra. It just got serviced at Kens in oceanside and is working perfectly, comes with a reel cover. I am looking for $275 obo, please text or call me. I live in the oceanside area, work in san diego and...
I am looking for a 50/60 lbs fishing reel on a shorter 6' rod for long range fishing. Probably going to do bottom fishing, yo-yoing and maybe bait fishing if it gets real hot and heavy. I have a Penn 113 HLW, is it worth converting it with a tiburon frame and beefing up the drags or should I buy...
thanks guys for all the input. I actually made a mistake the progear 40# setup is the 540 with the low gears. With the two speed 40/50# setup I should be covered for almost all types of fishing and have two 40/50# capable setups to go with my jig stick and smaller bait setups.
I was thinking the 20# and 30# setups would be mainly used for local tuna fishing on the way down and back up. I was thinking the albacore special would be good for a 40# setup, it has almost 30# drag and the low gears 3.6 to 1. I was thinking it would be good for bait fishing and the 50# set up...
Hey guys I am new to the forum, and new to long range fishing. Looking to go on a couple long range trips next year starting in the Summer. Have done a bunch of 1-2 day offshore trips, but have yet to pull on any tuna over 50lbs or bigger yellowtail over 30lbs. This is what I have for gear, any...