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  1. scbassmaster

    Inshore What in the actual Fuck

    Probably didn’t want the bad press... oh well.
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    Looking for a ride Out of Dana point May 1st or 2nd

    Report from 5/1... https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/dana-point-half-day-5-1.770773/
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    Inshore Dana Point half-day 5/1

    Counts were low, red tide, so not too high of expectations, I caught 2 of the 5 short calico landed. Local guy fishing shrimp got a short sheepshead and that was it. No keepers on the trip and the jackpot money was refunded since no one won. First time I ever seen that. Anchovies fished on the...
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    Bay / Harbor A-rig killing it

    You can have all five hooks for saltwater, when I fish freshwater I use a none bladed rig and replace the top 2 with willow blades so it’s like a giant spinnerbait, but I don’t do that very often since I lose a lot more in lakes than the harbors.
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    Bay / Harbor A-rig killing it

    Fish it on straight braid, I use 50lb, light hooks will bend out and you just have to replace a jig head instead of the whole rig. Just make sure you set your drag accordingly so you don’t bend out hooks on fish.
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    Bay / Harbor A-rig killing it

    I have been casting out 45* or less from the bank, letting it hit bottom (unless there are a ton of weeds) then popping it with the rod or a quick wind with the reel every 5-10’ I have watched bass react to the pops several times the last 2 weeks, it definitely helps. Flash mob jr with 3 1/8oz...
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    Bay / Harbor A-rig killing it

    Been whacking the spots, calico and halibut on the A-rig in Dana Point harbor. Wish I had a tuna or Catalina repot but this will have to die for now enjoy the pics... Had issues loading larger pic files... 19” halibut didn’t make it...
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    Looking for a ride Out of Dana point May 1st or 2nd

    Local (San Clemente) looking for a ride out of Dana point, I’ve fished everything from local bass and halibut to offshore tuna and marlin. I’ve been doing well in the harbor but itching to get outside. Probably end up on a sportie out of Dana Wharf if no one has room next weekend. I can bring...
  9. scbassmaster

    BFT effects on the long term fishery...

    In the words of Dave Hanson “your not going to significantly impact the fish population with a rod and reel, your just not that good” haha but seriously I think the fishery has been managed well(lately) and the fish are adapting to the global environment they live in, mainly overfishing in the...
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    Pacific Queen 1.5 May or June

    I’d say it depends on what you want to catch, if your looking for BFT I’d say may, not because it will be better but because it will probably be the only game in town. June if you just want to catch more fish, yellowtail on kelps most likely or even down the coast. I wouldn’t expect YFT but I...
  11. scbassmaster

    What is the best trailer boat for family fishing in SoCal?

    Yeah, market is tough, I don’t mind spending another season on the sporties and helping out on fellow BDrs boats. I’m going to keep saving and looking until my budget catches up with what’s available. Thanks for all the help, way more help than I expected from a none report post, my faith in the...
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    What is the best trailer boat for family fishing in SoCal?

    I have, it is definitely cheaper than buying a new or even newish boat and paying for a slip and maintenance but I’m going to buy my boat “cash” and have a place to park it. It’s not worth the money to me, I’m not going to have a $500/mo payment.
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    What is the best trailer boat for family fishing in SoCal?

    Wow, thanks for all the replies, I guess buying a 1995 bayliner 2302 off Craigslist is a bad idea... if I’m shopping nationally that puts key west, Cobia, and some others that are hard to find out here on the table. Any advice for shopping for a boat from 2000 miles away? I think I’m going to...
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    What is the best trailer boat for family fishing in SoCal?

    My wife is warming up to the idea of buying a boat, been doing some research (for the last 10 years, haha) she wants a cabin for her and the boys to crash out in, I want something with as open a cockpit as possible, no I can’t afford a Parker or defiance. 22-24ft ideally but I’m having a hard...
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    Pinhead out of Dana point looking for ride

    I live in San Clemente, probably buying a boat in the next year or two, looking for a ride for local kelp calico or preferably Catalina for yellowtail and Bonito. Got cash for bait, ice and gas. I know the drill, I have 4 40lb TLD 30II setups if you want to troll. Free most weekends want to join...
  16. scbassmaster

    Full Tackle Bag Misc Stuff

    If someone just a wants the irons I’ll go halves, or whatever is appropriate on the rest of the lot. I live in San Clemente.
  17. scbassmaster

    2 shimano OG curados and other baitcasting reels

    Update, Cabo and one Curado sold, noted above.
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    Offshore barracuda in Long Beach Harbor in March

    Pics or it didn’t happen, lol. How big is “nice” legal size?
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    Penn rampage rods for trolling

    The 20/50 7’ defiantly has a soft enough tip for the smaller fish, I was just curious if the 30-80 6’6” had the same soft tip with a faster taper. Wish I could pull on each of them but they have been hard to find.
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    penn squall 60LD with roller tip/strip

    Price drop, also willing to sell separate(reel, rod and line)
  21. scbassmaster

    "Need" new trolling gear, and advice

    OK, I've got 4 TLD30 2 speeds. most of them have half braid and 50 or 60lb mono on top already but I think that might be a bit much when trolling hard baits for yellows and bones, obviously not overkill for tuna/marlin trolling. We will be doing more inshore than offshore trolling. I'm looking...
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    Penn rampage rods for trolling

    I'm looking at getting a set of 4 Rampage rods for local trolling ex: X-rap yellowtail/bonito, schoolie to 40lb yellowfin and maybe play with some striped marlin in the fall. my first thought was get 2 20-50 6', and 2 20-50 7' paired with TLD30 2 speeds with 40lb. after feeling the 7' 20-50 in...
  23. scbassmaster

    Penn Squall 50 or 60ld

    Did you ever find what you were looking for?
  24. scbassmaster

    2 shimano OG curados and other baitcasting reels

    NOW $50 (was $60) Quantum Cabo 30 SOLD Curado bantam $70 $50 curado bantam $75 $55(upgraded drag) SOLD castaic $100 $60(full of 65lb power pro)
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    penn squall 60LD with roller tip/strip

    Reel is 90% full of 80lb braid, 50-60yrds 60lb mono topshot. 50-80lb rod $260, NOW $200 might make a deal if you don’t want the line...
  26. scbassmaster

    Newell C540-4.6 with old trolling rod

    Making room for new stuff, mint condition, loaded with 60lb straight ande mono. Rods included too if you want it, pretty beat up but works well. $150 OBO
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    Full Day VS. Overnight

    I suggest working your way up, a full day is very different than a half day. and overnight and 1.5 is very different than that. I like overnights since you can wakeup on the fishing grounds and usually catch more. 1.5 day or more only if absolutely needed to get to where the fish are, unless you...
  28. scbassmaster

    "Need" new trolling gear, and advice

    TLD30 is as big/expensive as I’d go, also landed this in Costa Rica on a TLD 30 with 30lb line... Not quite 250 but never once felt out gunned. Looks like 4 TLD30II going to be the goal, now what to spool it with? I’m thinking straight 40lb
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    "Need" new trolling gear, and advice

    I see, you seem to have had quite the quiver. I’m just trying to graduate from trolling with whatever 4 rods I can get my hands on to 4 dedicated and identical rigs, any answers to my posted questions would be appreciated.
  30. scbassmaster

    "Need" new trolling gear, and advice

    Thanks for the response Ljp, Florida seems to be a whole different animal. something you would use for trolling for blackfin, Dolphin, sailfish and white marlin would be similar I guess. I'm trying to avoid buying 3 more TLD30II if I don't have to...
  31. scbassmaster

    2 shimano OG curados and other baitcasting reels

    All prices negotiable, deals on multiples Quantum cabo 30 baitcaster, with box and tool. SOLD Shimano Curado bantam CU-200 SOLD Shimano Curado bantam CU-200 #2 Check out this item on OfferUp. https://offerup.co/UEMrhMK5Eeb Shimano Castaic CA-200 https://offerup.com/item/detail/1019106988/...
  32. scbassmaster

    penn squall 60LD with roller tip/strip

    Pics and description on offerup: https://offerup.com/item/detail/1080703754/
  33. scbassmaster

    "Need" new trolling gear, and advice

    I know trolling isn't the best way to catch fish in SoCal or the most exciting but for some reason I love it. maybe it reminds me of fishing in Cabo, Bahamas or Costa Rica but anyway. back to the point. My buddy and I have a random mix of trolling gear from old penns, newells up to TLD 30IIA...
  34. scbassmaster

    Dana Point Harbor Spotty Puzzle

    I live near DPH. Docks and rocks can produce a couple fish but the bulk of the spotties I catch are on submerged grass. spinnerbaits, A-rigs and underspins are my go to lures but drop-shot and bottom plastics can work too. Just fish what you are most confident in and try to find the grass. Left...
  35. scbassmaster

    Slow day at the Horseshoe 2/5

    2 calico, 1 kelp bass? Those are the same, you mean Giant kelp fish or kelp greenling? Pics if you got them...
  36. scbassmaster

    Offshore Producer 1.5 day fished Sat 11/21

    Not sure, listed as a freelance trip, but he definitely had the idea to go for it, glad it worked for us, I’m sure it doesn’t always happen that way.
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    Offshore Producer 1.5 day fished Sat 11/21

    Light load of 17, good mix of large and small dines and woke up 90 miles south past all the mini paddy yellowtail. Didn’t get the trollers all setup when we hit a skipjack, nothing on bait so skunks off and trollers back out. About 30 min past sunrise Captain makes a hard turn calls for heavy...
  38. scbassmaster

    Going this Friday night - weather

    I'm booked on the Ocean Odyssey friday night 1.5 day. I was told that no way we go to tanner or cortes now, maybe head south but possibly cancel altogether...
  39. scbassmaster

    Trump 2020

    I wish, I will be voting but not too hopeful of anything beyond getting a school board or house district win, lol.
  40. scbassmaster

    Rockfishing at night

    The jetties are great for bass at night, the shallower spots for rockfish bite well at night too. Wish I were closer to you I’d join you.
  41. scbassmaster

    P229 and 533 newell

    I have a C540-4.6 Newell, if not what your looking for, what do you think I could get for it?
  42. scbassmaster

    CIGARS...A MUST ON LONG RANGE

    Look up Esteban Carreras cigars, that’s who makes them. The warehouse is in San Clemente actually... I prefer the Esteban Carreras Dias Anos or Chupa Cabra (habano)
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    Offshore 43, ridge, 289, mackerel, Clemente saved

    paddy-as in rice fields or Patty-as in round cake or burger I like patty but I see it paddy from some pretty reputable sources....
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    Offshore Tha girls

    Turks and Caicos, on our honeymoon.
  45. scbassmaster

    Overnight trip gear questions.

    I was debating taking it as a backup or just to try to get more comfortable with it. I ended up buying a Shimano Tallus, the Abyss felt too soft and I wasn’t able to find a proteus to pull on. Took it to the jetty and caught a couple calico fishing 40lb leader and a 1oz swimbait, they never had...
  46. scbassmaster

    Overnight trip gear questions.

    I know, I’m trying to buy a new rod before the trip. Have you used the abyss or proteus with a Tranx or lexa 400?
  47. scbassmaster

    Overnight trip gear questions.

    Pokilover, My Cardiff has upgraded drag and power handle, killed plenty of 15-20lb YFT on it last season. Manly for 8-20lb Dorado/YT,I don’t plan on fishing it for anything over 30lb, I know big fish can be mixed in but I was decking footballs on it in >5 min last year. I’ll probably get a...
  48. scbassmaster

    Overnight trip gear questions.

    I’m booked on the mustang for 9/26 overnight fishing 9/27, let me know if your going. Hear is what I got... Light bait: Cardiff 400, 50lb braid to 15-30lb flouro on an 8’ swimbait rod. Med bait/colt-sniper: Tranx 400, 65lb braid to 40lb mono topshot/flouro for bait on a $40 7’6” 30-50lb BPS...
  49. scbassmaster

    Dana point Yellowtail 8/30

    Went out on a friend’s boat for a shakedown and play with some new electronics he had installed. One engine with issues kept us close to home drifted just outside the reef north of the harbor hoping for a halibut, one sand bass and sand dab. Floated over the reef for a 14” calico, released...
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    DP 8-22. Bones on the troll with grandson

    I heard that when the finish the parking structure there will be more parking, not sure if they mean more than now, more than before, or just more tourist parking? Guess we will see in several years...
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    Offshore Is this where our big "resident" bluefin went?

    I believe he is referring to the big ones 200-400lb fish. Haven’t heard of many being caught lately. They should be back in 6 months I think the water is too warm for them right now.
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    Offshore Late report/question

    22ft cuddy, if Catalina seems far then your really limited with good offshore spots from Dana Point. 267 maybe 209 on a good day. If you can launch from San Diego the 9 mile bank is a short ride but more chance at fish at the 181/182 ridge and a smoother ride home that the 209 back to Dana...
  53. scbassmaster

    Dana point 8/16/20 all the bass

    Nice day, let me know if your camera man can’t make it and need a replacement, lol. C&R or fish tacos?
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    Squid boats at Salt Creek tonight

    Good spot to try for some local WSB and yellowtail tomorrow, thanks for the heads up.
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    Shark killed at the beach by lifegua

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/abc7news.com/amp/lifeguards-catch-shark-newport-beach-balboa-pier-caught-oc/6372213/ Thoughts? I brought the popcorn, haha. Some people....
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    Offshore gear ratios

    What are you using this reel for and what size are you looking at? Lower gear ratios have more power and larger reels with lower ratios actually reel line at the same rate as smaller high speed reels. What ever you choose make sure you get a power handle of you are using it offshore, reeling in...
  57. scbassmaster

    August 2nd-8th Winchester bay and Umpqua River advice.

    Appreciate all the help, just got home yesterday. Spent the whole week fishing smallmouth as I couldn’t convince anyone else in the group to head towards the coast. I’ll probably plan a separate salmon trip this fall or next year. Biggest SMB went 1.5lbs caught on a whopper plopper. Good times...
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    Offshore Tips for crew on overnight boats when no tuna?

    15% is about $1,000, tip less if the crew basically took the bad fishing as a day to take it easy, mail it in so to speak but if they worked just as hard as they would have if the fishing was good hard to punish them for something not their fault. Pinheads don’t get a check so just to make min...
  59. scbassmaster

    7/25/2020 267 and 14 mile bank

    I wish they would make it legal to rockfish the 14.
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    Marking kelp

    Jerk bait fished above the kelp has done well on aggressive fish for me, if the bite is slow I like some sort of weedless bait fished down in the kelp, with the kelp as deep as it is I’d say a Texas rig or sled-head curly tail grub or fat curly grub. Squid helps if there aren’t too many Macks...
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    Offshore Anyone hit the 267/277/14 mile bank lately?

    If you can’t get to at least the 289 and preferably the SCI / 43 ridge or farther south your better off staying local. Catalina yellowtail would be the next best thing. Fish close now and maybe in a week or two there will be some scattered schools farther north.
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    How to identify halibut

    Good idea to throw back anything your not sure about. There are several flat fish around SoCal. Halibut, sand dab, diamond turbot, rock sole... halibut are the ones with the gnarly sharp teeth. Most often confused with rock sole. sand dabs have soft mouths like a crappie and no teeth to speak...
  63. scbassmaster

    Barracuda Question?

    North for sure, blue/white or blue/Crome jigs.
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    August 2nd-8th Winchester bay and Umpqua River advice.

    Thanks Duckfan and Curtis, I have an 8’6” salmon travel rod I use for shore fishing, strange to actually be using it for salmon this time, haha. The reel I was going to bring is a revo toro with 50lb braid, top shot 15-25lb? I have other casting reels if a lighter reel/line is needed for stealth...
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    August 2nd-8th Winchester bay and Umpqua River advice.

    SoCal boy going to be in OR for a week on the Umpqua around scottsburg. I have a couple bucket list fish to check off, smallmouth bass should be fairly easy but open to suggestions on tackle and lures. Real question is about salmon/Steelhead. I’ll be hanging out in windy bay a day or too and was...
  66. scbassmaster

    Offshore Live Flying Fish

    I was unaware of this myself so did a little digging, I guess you could grab them by hand? Lol 28.65. GENERAL. Except as provided in this article, fin fish may be taken only on hook-and-line or by hand. 28.80. DIP NETS AND HAWAIIAN TYPE THROW NETS. Dip nets of any size and baited hoop nets not...
  67. scbassmaster

    Conventional Reel Newbie at your service

    Level wind would be a good idea, you can catch some pretty big fish on a tranx or Lexa 400. There are other options if you need more line capacity, fathom LW, Tekota... would really help to know price, line size, and target species...
  68. scbassmaster

    Izors and a Swordie!

    I have been in a similar situation myself and wonder what gear would be appropriate to pitch a Mack or something at a sunning swordfish?
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    Inshore kelp lures

    1/2oz-1.5oz warbaits heads and 5” MC Viejos Don’t work.... I I was fishing a black and blue because it was dark but brown/red, green/orange or blue/silver are great during the day. Always keep a bait setup ready and a tank of live bait if nothing else to fire them up so they bite the rubber...
  70. scbassmaster

    Yellowfin tuna near Huntington???

    209 area has a pocket of warm water, I’m sure there are a few scattered schools around, I expect they will start biting end of next week if you can find some....
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    Offshore Rod and reel type

    I find the info helpful so I know what size and quality of gear is necessary to land whatever size fish they caught, most of us have it dialed what gear we want to be using for what size fish but maybe you can land 200lb tuna in 20min with heavier stuff?
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    Offshore BFT Down South?

    My calendar is looking better everyday too, lol. Every year I keep thinking it’s time to go and look back at my photos for time stamps and am disappointed by the dates... me being a full-overnight fisherman and private boating out of Dana Point I have to wait a bit longer.
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    Offshore Sickwide poll ramsnducks vs hookup562

    So is this more of a “phishing” Report?
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    After Bonito out of DP

    Don’t get stuck on the curve, I have my best luck for numbers just outside the major color break. Small flashy hoochies and 4-5in rapala (I use yosuri) diving baits when trolling. Follow the birds or splashes if you see any. The small anchovies are killer Bonehead bait, no need for heavy gear...
  75. scbassmaster

    6/6 Long Beach

    I fish straight braid all the time along the rocks, twilight and straight dark is best, when they are ambushing baits from behind cover they aren’t usually line shy. I fish 5” viejos on 1/2-3/4oz slayer heads though.
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    Offshore Tues meeting for opening fishing in San Diego

    If it is a state issue then how are the OC and other landings operating? Someone in SD is responsible for this and many are trying to get the Governor to override the local health officials it seems to me. I was planning a trip for the end of June but I might be going out of Dana Point... edit...
  77. scbassmaster

    North 9, 182, 178?

    The triangle between the 43, 289 and pyramid cove look pretty fishy on the charts. Sorry no solid intel from me, I haven’t been out at all this year.
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    Offshore 5/16 Tuna and Taco report

    Gave up on the parking lot to swing for the fences, I’d say a home run but even the saltiest angler would consider that trip a respectable double. I’m looking forward to Fish tacos or sushi as soon as I can get out on a sporty or find a friend with an offshore worthy sled. Still working on the...
  79. scbassmaster

    Fishing off the back of the boat--Newport Harbor

    Selema, used to use them as live bait at San Clemente pier. Caught my first BSB on one. C&R of course.
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    Offshore Early Report 5-10-2020 Out of Newport

    Turn off auto-gain. Set the gain in a familiar area, the last shot inside the harbor looked pretty good, maybe a touch too sensitive. When In open water and no signal returns auto will turn the sensitivity way up. The false bottom was probably a thermocline layer. Looks like it’s working fine...
  81. scbassmaster

    Red Tide Longevity

    If you can get to clean water the fish are biting and might even be stacked up there, given the lack of clean water everywhere else. If your stuck fishing a particular area keep checking on the conditions, find the cleanest water you can and fish anyway. There are worse things than a skunk trip...
  82. scbassmaster

    Offshore Need A Deckhand For Your Boat?

    In my experience when invited on a fellow BDers boat you PAY half the expenses AND do half the work, but maybe you Offer more than most? Good luck, I hope the landings open soon and you can get back to work and we can all get back to fishing.
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    Offshore Tricks to use in a picky bite

    I figured all the good advice would have come up but I have one more I didn’t see. I was on an overnight last year and we were marking fish and seeing a few lazy boils, no one was getting bite though. Saw the whole spectrum of bait techniques and small jigs but me and my buddy caught the only 3...
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    Offshore 11/4 New Lo Ann report. 11 BFT, 104 YFT.

    Isn’t the kite thing supposed to a sort of “hook and hand” deal? I know putting a fish like that on deck would be great PR but what about the customers on the boat that paid to fish. I wasn’t there maybe no one wanted to take the beating, but seems like letting a few guys pull on a fish like...
  85. scbassmaster

    Offshore VERY VERY GOOD!! OK AS GOOD AS IT GETS!!!!

    Old news guys, this was from late September...
  86. scbassmaster

    Offshore Getting nervous?!?!?!

    You just have to trust the Capt to put you on fish and hope they are in range, not much you can do.
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    Offshore Tuna Seiners

    Best of my knowledge they are not after the bluefin, when do they reset the quota? Jan 1st?
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    Offshore Old Glory 10/11-12 overnight

    Here is what I used on my last overnight. In order of most used: #1. 8’ 15-30lb rod, Shimano Cardiff* 40lb braid to 25lb topshot, 20/25lb flouro leader. #2. 7’6” 30-50lb rod, Tranx 400 65lb braid to 40lb topshot, colt-sniper or 40lb flouro for bait. #3. 7’ 30-80lb rod fathom 40N 2 speed, 80lb...
  89. scbassmaster

    MDR (Fish ID) what is this???

    Ah I see what you are saying now, I retract my kelp fish answer. Mouth is too big and wrong shape.
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    MDR (Fish ID) what is this???

    Kelp fish, they get about a foot long and have some teeth when they grow up.
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    Fall Yellows on the "Pursuit" !

    19 yellows up to 25lbs, decent mixed bag of bottom fish and bass. Curious of the details about though...
  92. scbassmaster

    Offshore Mediums Bft

    I believe he caught it on a dead flying fish under a balloon, if in reading it right. Curious about the dive gear myself though...
  93. scbassmaster

    Offshore WFO on Tuna out of Dana Point 9/23

    Haha, don’t recognize the shore line but I think I’ve caught a few of those tuna before.
  94. scbassmaster

    Offshore Sunday 9/15

    What lures did they bite on the troll? Nothing I have been pulling(for the last 3 years) is working.
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    Offshore No luck on the tuna

    No bait, no fish. Seems to be a pattern. I got a couple on the sniper but only after getting them going on the chum, in Mexico. Bait would seem to be just as if not more important up north. Still worth a shot I guess if you have no bait tank. Many chunk next time?
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    Noob question b out fly line fishing

    If they are biting light(seems rare in my limited exp.) I like fishing a circle hook with a nose hooked bait, and 1/4oz sliding sinker pegged with a carolina keeper just above my flouro to mono knot. Just put it in gear and wind in a few feet, if nothing is there either put it back in...
  97. scbassmaster

    Care for your catch after trip?

    I have a friend who caught some tuna on a sportie recently and ended up getting food poisoning after eating his catch, cooked? Here was the scenario: All fish were bleed in the box and moved to the RSW, but on the way back he said they emptied the fish onto the deck around 3:30pm, all of them...
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    Offshore T-Bird 9/8 Limits of YFT

    Mexican waters, between the 425 and 371. Pics added.
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    Offshore T-Bird 9/8 Limits of YFT

    Horrible weather had us waiting in the harbor until 2am so we weren't floating around in a washing machine for 2-3 hours. we got to the grounds just after 5am, i was up but didn't even bother with a flat-fall as standing on the rail anywhere but dead center stern was near impossible. Started...
  100. scbassmaster

    Knot selection question

    FG, RP or Albright for spectra to leader/topshot *never had a problem with any of these when tied correctly, (FG knot is hard to get right) 3 turn surgeons for mono-flouro Spectra to hook - double eye SD jam Mono to hook - SD jam Flouro to hook - Springer(3 loops for light line) Crimp anything...
  101. scbassmaster

    Gail Force Catalina Swordfish!

    Haha, first objective, fish in boat, done. Can’t be picky when an opportunity like that looks you in the face. Nice job, and look, the steaks are already portioned, lol.
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    Offshore Fished 8/28/19 on the Fortune

    I try not to second guess the guys that make their living putting us on fish when it comes to those decisions, the school probably followed the boat away from the patty and just got finicky after a while. Still marking fish under the boat why would he fire up and move until it was time to find a...
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    Offshore 8/27- YFT

    Nice report, and good to hear some people still know how to play nice. Were the jig fish on foamers, blind casting or yo-yo? I tried all 3 last time out and never stuck one(on the jig).
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    Offshore Blue Horizon 8/18 overnight

    Bait Looked pretty bad to start with, bait was loaded before we were so not sure, Captain did say sometimes he will stop for bait in SD so maybe they are buying the same stuff you and I would. O-95 didn’t seem to have as bad of luck I heard them say 30 as we were docking up next to them.
  105. scbassmaster

    Offshore Blue Horizon 8/18 overnight

    Left the dock at 10pm made the long run south from O-side and arrived at the floating city around 4:30am. Metered around with micro bait busting everywhere in the lights. Stopped on a mark and waited for sunrise. No flat-fall fish, we tried. Sun started to brighten up the cloudy sky and we...
  106. scbassmaster

    43

    Nope, just a rumor based on the “depth” restrictions change. I’ve seen people fishing the 43 and other high spots but there is no mention of them in the regulations and are not legal to bottom fish.
  107. scbassmaster

    Offshore 7/29 Report..Some meat on the deck

    Were you fishing the halo short or long? I usually run mine closest to the boat in the spread and have yet to get bit on it. I feel like it’s just there to make noise and flash to get the fish up and then bite the feathers or cedar behind.
  108. scbassmaster

    Dana Point Action?

    Conditions have dictated my local fishing this year, if you can find current hitting the kelp or shallow reef areas with relatively clean water you should do fairly well. I haven’t seen a lot of big fish but if you find the right spot it’s WFO for awhile until the tide shifts and then you might...
  109. scbassmaster

    Half day boats inflating fish counts

    Dana wharf posts their released bass count too, though they seem to be a bit more accurate. I don’t think Anyone is outright lying to make money but the release count is always an estimate. A steady pick at short bass along the reef for 30 anglers will turn into 300 fish real fast, they are...
  110. scbassmaster

    Where to catch Yellowtail off Dana Point

    The Bass bite in the kelp around Dana Point is wide open, mostly small fish though. Been a few bonito caught in the cleaner water just outside the kelp too. But as Jason said if you want YT the island is the place to go, unless you run south past San O to box canyon area but I haven’t heard of...
  111. scbassmaster

    Filleting of Fish

    There are no fillet length or skin ID requirements once the fish is on land.
  112. scbassmaster

    Not a fish report-Are Cast Nets Legal

    Curious where you heard about the change, it has always been illegal south of point conception, at least as long as I’ve been fishing so cal. Would be interesting if we could start using them but I don’t see a big reason for CA DFW to change the regs, not much pressure from the fishing community...
  113. scbassmaster

    Offshore Line to line knot vs. Swivel for mono to flouro connection

    2 80% knots would in theory be better than one 70% knot, but when fishing fluoro I don’t want that swivel in the water, extra wt for the bait to pull and visually off putting to fish. If I’m slow trolling I would be more tempted to use a swivel with a longer leader. With a properly set drag the...
  114. scbassmaster

    Offshore Looking for BFT

    Best info I have is out of your range and south of the border. Maybe try for YT around LJ. I’m not going fishing again until next week and hoping this warm weather will turn things back on by then.
  115. scbassmaster

    Releasing fish- survivabilty

    Agree most fish are a lot more durable than we give them credit for, but it does depend on the fish, and local water conditions. For the most part a wounded fish is more likely to get eaten by a predator than die from its injuries. The only fish I am ever really concerned about is a BSB or other...
  116. scbassmaster

    Leopard shark and batrays surf fishing

    Well I guess we’ll cut you a break since there is some report in your post, haha. I’m not familiar with that area but I do well on Leo’s and rays from beaches near river mouths, harbors, jetties, and rocky reef areas. What I look for are areas with smaller waves and light to no debris in the...
  117. scbassmaster

    1.5 day BFT gear question

    Yeah, I feel like I have a setup that will handle 50-100lb fish no problem, but a 200+ low percentage of success and 100% chance of an ass kicking... but that’s what I was going for, plenty of stick for the “smaller” ones and at least a chance if I hook a big one. Next year I’ll add the true...
  118. scbassmaster

    1.5 day BFT gear question

    Thanks for the inspiration and comments, some more helpful than others. I ended up buying a Fathom 40LD2 and Californian 769XH (30-80) going full of 80# braid for fly line with short top shot 8-) Also bringing a Squall 60LD single speed :pee:80# braid 60lb TS 6’6” trolling rod, (flat fall/sinker...
  119. scbassmaster

    Cheap rods/reels nothing over $40

    Added more detail to this post, I know following links is lame...
  120. scbassmaster

    Cheap rods/reels nothing over $40

    Fresh and salt, not the best stuff but super cheap. See craigslist links for detailed pics REELS Penn Senator 6/0 very rough looking, but it works, good parts reel for internals- $25 Penn peer no.309 level wind, loaded with fresh 30lb works great-$30 Penn Jigmaster no.500 extra spool included...
  121. scbassmaster

    1.5 day BFT gear question

    It’s a hypothetical question, I will be bringing 3 rods, just curious what most would do with only one. Thanks for playing along. Been looking at this exact thing, 80# braid? Rod length? got $700 I can borrow or know someone selling a used one...
  122. scbassmaster

    1.5 day BFT gear question

    If you could only bring 1 setup(rod/reel) for these 75lb tuna and chance at 200lb what would you bring? Something that could fish a few techniques decently? Or stick to one thing and do it well? I only buy 1 combo a year and the biggest thing I currently have is a 20-40lb 6480 with a torium 16...
  123. scbassmaster

    innocent passage...

    Other reason to have the paperwork is running into a huge foamer, but not being able to fish it. If I’m driving that many miles offshore I don’t want to waste time driving through waters that I can’t fish even if I found any, just MHO.
  124. scbassmaster

    Fish Id SMB

    I’d say rock sole, but I’m no expert.
  125. scbassmaster

    Clueless

    Let me just say, I’d love to introduce you to my wife... maybe you two could share some ideas, haha. Your husband is a lucky man.
  126. scbassmaster

    Gaviota

    You can fish there as long as you don't have fish on board subject to the "depth" restriction. Bass and yellowtail ok, sheephead and rockfish not ok...(not a complete list obviously) yes the line moves from 60 fathom curve to the 75 fathom curve in march, but the the exception still reads...
  127. scbassmaster

    new rockfish regs start march 1st.

    totally agree, but in the case of the 14 i think the area would be so small they don't think its worth the time or effort to map. the 14 is on deeper fathom curves though, Navionics? I searched for the map online but couldn't find it. we are upgrading our nav and sonar soon so hopefully there...
  128. scbassmaster

    new rockfish regs start march 1st.

    The new "depth" restrictions March 1st will be the 75 fathom curve as defined by Federal regulations (50 CFR Part 660, Subpart C). I was hoping this would now include the 14 (Lausons knoll) but it doesn't... so basically its all the same places as before just a little deeper. *There are no...
  129. scbassmaster

    NOT MLPA, BUT NEW ROCKFISH REGS

    The new "depth" restrictions March 1st will be the 75 fathom curve as defined by Federal regulations (50 CFR Part 660, Subpart C). I was hoping this would now include the 14 (Lausons knoll) but it doesn't... so basically its all the same places as before just a little deeper. *There are no...
  130. scbassmaster

    Leopard shark fishing from shore LA

    I’m not familiar with the beaches up there but I seem to catch them anywhere there is rocks and kelp near the shore. Fresh mac or bonito work best for me but frozen squid is the next best thing. Good luck to ya.
  131. scbassmaster

    Jig Bag for Irons

    I have a brand new Turners jig bag $20.00, check out some of the other things too to make it worth your while. https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/fishing-gear-all-types.695852/#post-4656839
  132. scbassmaster

    Offshore Thanksgiving Yellowfin 11/19

    Awesome trip, and love your friend’s boat.
  133. scbassmaster

    DPH 2 mile "tuna"!?

    Thanks for the help, unfortunately my boat partner had something come up and I’m stuck on dry land with all my gear ready to go, taunting me in the corner... unless someone has a spot open on their sled.
  134. scbassmaster

    DPH 2 mile "tuna"!?

    Made plans to fish local kelp and deeper for bass and halibut this weekend but have been seeing some crazy things from the Dana Wharf counts, 32lb bluefin caught while trolling for Bonito last weekend and scores of Skipjack for the local 1/2 and 3/4 day boats mid week. I'm thinking about looking...
  135. scbassmaster

    Release the White Shark Ban?

    Black Sea bass situation is a lot more likely to change than white sharks. Maybe a lottery for a limited # of tags issued but one per day would be devastating to the ecosystem... I will say there are improvements that can be made to how all of this is being regulated but this isn’t the answer...
  136. scbassmaster

    Offshore Where ? At SCI.....!!!!!

    Epic to catch the bite on camera! Thanks for the post. :worship:
  137. scbassmaster

    Torium 16 and seeker 6480

    Still got it, will split if I have confirmed offers for both rod and reel.
  138. scbassmaster

    Offshore 8-20-18 Lots of looking 240 mile roundtrip

    X2 on the fuel bill, was that per person or are you running 240 miles in a boat that gets 3-4 mpg?
  139. scbassmaster

    Offshore 267/279 to the 181 and inb between 8/19

    Not sure this will help anyone but felt obligated to report. Could not find a decent patty to save our lives all day, we ran from DP to 279 and trolled to 209, to 181 on the west side a bit, came back up the inside of the banks on the way back trolling most of the way. Saw and fished 6 patties...
  140. scbassmaster

    Anyone know what this is???

    Word of caution, it’s not advisable to keep fish you don’t know what are or what the refs are for them. Just friendly advice to protect your wallet from the warden’s pen...
  141. scbassmaster

    Catalina yellow on the bass jig

    YT on a spinnerbait, there is something I haven’t done.
  142. scbassmaster

    Fishing gear, all types!

    Updated, Pickup only, sorry for wasting anyone’s time.
  143. scbassmaster

    Fishing gear, all types!

    Well I don’t want to sell everything I own and don’t want to stick anyone with extra crap they don’t want in a “lot” sale.
  144. scbassmaster

    Fishing gear, all types!

    $20, less if you buy other stuff too.
  145. scbassmaster

    Fishing gear, all types!

    Bump, perfect place for new anglers to get a great deal on anything for mountain stream fishing gear, freshwater bass gear, pier or surf fishing gear, offshore tackle and more. Hit me up and we can setup an American Pickers style sale or inquire about specific items seen or ask if I have...
  146. scbassmaster

    What bird is this

    My first impression was a baby albatross, they do land, just not in the water. Whatever it is, it is young and not in it’s full color yet. Cool to see the next generation of fishing no matter what species. *I’m most likely wrong as I miss ID’d my first ever bluefin a couple weeks ago, SMH...
  147. scbassmaster

    Offshore 8-11-18 SCI to the 43 Spot

    I see the red headed cedar plug, what else was working? if you don’t mind sharing...
  148. scbassmaster

    Offshore 14 mile / 267 8/11

    Good to know there are a few fish to be had up our way, I’ll be hitting some of the same areas next weekend so hopefully there will be more fish up here and more willing to bite.
  149. scbassmaster

    Torium 16 and seeker 6480

    I thought so, no takers yet. If I hang a fish on it before someone buys it I’m just going to keep it, haha.
  150. scbassmaster

    Fishing gear, all types!

    Pick up or in person transactions only! Sorry shimano gear bag Turners jig box Assorted rods and reels from $5-$280 Trolling lures Mixed irons Hooks/weights Bass lures Tons of soft plastics Leader and other fishing line (flouro sold) And more not pictured!! I have too much stuff, clearing out...
  151. scbassmaster

    Offshore 8/3 Hidden Bank

    Nice job mowing em’ down, I don’t seem to have luck on the troll ever.
  152. scbassmaster

    Torium 16 and seeker 6480

    Yes, right hand retrieve.
  153. scbassmaster

    Torium 16 and seeker 6480

    Selling this surface iron setup, never caught a fish on it. 65lb PowerPro and 50lb mono topshot on the reel. $280 OBO (older style)
  154. scbassmaster

    Budget kite fishing...

    I know I’m going to get a lot of crap for this but I’m already tapped for new gear for the season. I have a kite, kite rod, yummys but didn’t get a dedicated cow setup. I was wondering what I would have to do to make a TLD50II a legitimate option for skipping for these 200# bluefin I have been...
  155. scbassmaster

    Offshore Jumbo tuna behind SCI 7/29

    Didn’t have to far around China point to find the fish, saw boils all day, never connected. Heard some guys getting bit on the kite or yo-yo flatfalls but tough fishing. Didn’t see a GD thing on the way home once we got inside of the island. They are out there, maybe the night bite working...
  156. scbassmaster

    Offshore 43 and north 7/2

    Edited, thanks I didn't even realize I had caught my first BFT, how anti-climactic.. Yes this was sunday 7/22
  157. scbassmaster

    Offshore 43 and north 7/2

    Sunday 7/22! sorry, i wish we could edit the titles... Left Dana Point @6:30am had to top off the gas. Ran straight for the 43 30kts and started looking around. Seems like most of the boats had moved northwest toward SCI but we trolled a couple circles around the high spot and stopped on a few...
  158. scbassmaster

    Cool underwater vids from 7/8 off of SanO.

    Nice, I see YT in the dana wharf 1/2 day counts sometimes but neat to actually see them in our local kelp on video. Now if we could just get them to bite...
  159. scbassmaster

    Long night, AM bass domes to dana, 7/1

    As planned left Saturday afternoon to fish all night outside the kelp line for WSB. Made macks near SC pier and continued south to the domes. Soaked macks and dead squid all night, 2 bat rays, a skate, and a horn shark. Bummer. Water was glowing red tide. We tried to move around but couldn’t...
  160. scbassmaster

    Offshore SCI bass, yellows and bluefin chances / Tuesday 6/26 Report

    Good effort on the BF and great report. Would have been worth the ass-kicking had one of those tuna made it to the box.
  161. scbassmaster

    fishing in front of camp pendleton(at night)

    Was looking at the charts scouting out possible spots to fish next week afternoon into the night for WSB and the 3 Bs. I noticed there are several restriction in front of camp Pendleton. Most noticeable the 9,000 ft radious around 33°18.6′ N. latitude, 117°32.0′ W. longitude. I never knew that...
  162. scbassmaster

    Sculpin off MDR

    Buy a ticket... or you could drive around lost in your own boat trying to meter structure in 180-250ft and hope you find some with the right kind on it. Does fishdope have deep spots for that kind of thing?
  163. scbassmaster

    Offshore 185 on the Kite

    Game on! Let the summer shinanagins begin :jig:
  164. scbassmaster

    Offshore Heads Up San Diego Theives

    Wow these guys are brave and stupid, hope they get caught and anyone else’s stuff they stole can be returned. I need to mark my new rods/reels I got this year still...
  165. scbassmaster

    Cheap travel rod reel seat issues

    Learning a lot about rod building, I might have to just start making my own, or dive into modifying them. Wish I had the time. I loved to make my own lures back before the wife and kids...
  166. scbassmaster

    Cheap travel rod reel seat issues

    Daiwa sealine x30 on the left would probably fit most bass rods, old Penn No.155 on the right is just a hair too big. I was planning on getting a new reel before my next trip so I’ll just bring the butt section to the tackle shop with me and make sure my new reel will fit.
  167. scbassmaster

    Cheap travel rod reel seat issues

    I tried several, very old belonged to my grandfather, side plates are worn down but I think a squider, jig master and a smaller unknown one. It’s the hood and slot that is the issue, not the gap between the two. Sorry I wasn’t specific. The width of the slot is just under 5/8” wide. TranX 400...
  168. scbassmaster

    Cheap travel rod reel seat issues

    If you have any questions about the other fiblink rods I ordered feel free to ask, they are really good considering they are half the price of the big names. All are overrated as far as line class recommendations though.
  169. scbassmaster

    Cheap travel rod reel seat issues

    So I bought a few amazon 3 and 4 piece rods, I’m happy with the quality, I wasn’t expecting much just some pack rods for fishing on non fishing dedicated trips. I love the Fiblink heavy boat rod. Feels good, the gimbal is nice and it’s rated 30-50 but expectedly that’s on the high side more like...
  170. scbassmaster

    Surface fishing recon 5/3

    Good info, thanks for taking the time to look and to share what you saw. Looking forward to the fish porn in your future posts.
  171. scbassmaster

    Question about fish cleaning on Sporties

    I'm not too familiar with the fish processing companies but my understanding is if the boat claims they process fish on board then they are obligated to do so for the fees/rates they say. The best thing to do is ask the landing about the processing for the individual trip you are on. same boat...
  172. scbassmaster

    14 Mile Bank Rockfish

    What we have learned in summery, nothing particually new.. - The rules refer us to waypoints defined in the federal regulations and fishing outside of those defined areas is illegal. - Game wardens don't know all the rules and they change often so they only enforce the regs as they understand...
  173. scbassmaster

    14 Mile Bank Rockfish

    The cow cod areas allow fishing in any waters 20 fm or less, i believe. but yes they have specific special regulations in those areas.
  174. scbassmaster

    14 Mile Bank Rockfish

    Lasuen Knoll (the 14 mile bank) is mentioned in the plotting of 125 fm curve but not the 60 fm curve. according to the regs it is illegal to fish rockfish there. There are no seamounts listed in the 60 fm curve. you might be able to talk your way out of a ticket with a confused warden but those...
  175. scbassmaster

    Cat Sunday Bass

    Went to Cat looking for WSB, fog delayed our arrival to about 9:30. Found some life on the meter just befor the V’s and made a drift from 100’-60’ most of the marks were in 85-70’ water. Bait fish and red crab. No bites on the squid dropper loop or fly-lined deans so we headed farther west. We...
  176. scbassmaster

    14 Mile Bank Rockfish

    No fishing rockfish outside of 60 fathom line from shore. Offshore high spots even if less than the legal limit for depth are off limits.
  177. scbassmaster

    Cat island Sunday advice...

    Good stuff guys, we will be on the south shore “late” leaving DPH at grey light on the ChupaCabra.
  178. scbassmaster

    Cat island Sunday advice...

    Sorry no spots available as not my boat, but heading to the island with my boss Sunday the 22nd. We are looking for YT and WSB and I'm leaning toward the Vs conditions permitting. I have Zero experience fishing the island from a PB and only a handful of grab bag type sport boat trips over there...
  179. scbassmaster

    your go to trolling lures

    6” Bonita skirt on a cup or pusher head.
  180. scbassmaster

    Sick Yellowtail Video!

    That kid has come a long way from fishing docks for SBB, killer vid, I have a feeling that it’s going to inspire a lot of guys to get out early this year. I wish I had the time...
  181. scbassmaster

    1/26 DP

    We have been fishing in the wrong spot.... haha
  182. scbassmaster

    Name That Fish

    x2 definitely Sargo, not bad eating but nothing special.
  183. scbassmaster

    Solo Swordfish

    Ali, they are out there, go get you one! Awesome catch man.
  184. scbassmaster

    LA Nina coming up

    You got numbers? Haha
  185. scbassmaster

    Understanding Drag on reels

    Most bait and jig setups are between 40-80lb for that class of fish so 10-20lbs of drag is plenty, keep in mind that fishing a reel at max drag is hard on the components, I’d look for reels around 25lbs of drag unless you want to land a 350lb tuna on a yummy in less than 30min then you’d need...
  186. scbassmaster

    Offshore SCI 9/31 & 10/1

    Glad you got something, looks like a BFT in the picture. Make sure you have a positive ID when you do hit them hard, coming back with 10 BFT/person would not be good.
  187. scbassmaster

    9/24 LJ Shark

    I'd say Mako, but I'm no expert.
  188. scbassmaster

    All day Big Patties!!!!

    Those are the patties we dream about...
  189. scbassmaster

    Fukushima Radiation

    Oh yeah, all of that stuff on the internet about radiation from Japan is totally true and we will all be dead in a few days... I'm not saying that there aren't measurable amounts of radiation in our marine life but I think this is a little exaggerated. FDA would shut down the sale of tuna if it...
  190. scbassmaster

    8-17-17 Coronado Video

    Those are the days we live for that make it all worth it.
  191. scbassmaster

    Dana point 3/4 day yellows- where they at?

    Kelp line? If they are they are all rats. Best bet at bigger models is patty hopping offshore or Cat. The 3/4 day out of dana doesn't go to Cat.
  192. scbassmaster

    Offshore SCI 8/12... 1 for 1

    Hero dad for sure, great job and a memory both of you will be talking about for a long time.
  193. scbassmaster

    Offshore Got diner for 20 then bounced the yummy

    Nice... Those the daisy chain lures there, squid skirts? How did you weight/rig them?
  194. scbassmaster

    Bonito limit?

    28.32. PACIFIC BONITO. (a) Limit: Ten. (b) Minimum size: Twenty-four inches fork length or five pounds except that: Five fish less than twenty-four inches fork length or weighing less than five pounds may be taken and possessed.
  195. scbassmaster

    Two huge paddies off the San Onofre Domes

    If you can see them from the road they aren't worth fishing, better chance at YT in LJ. SCI has been good lately though.
  196. scbassmaster

    CAT, Danawharf fury 5 to 5 sunday

    Long ride over on a sporty, but anyway we go to the front side at 9am to find the water had turned over, green and several degrees colder than thursday when they were there last. swung around the south end to find cleaner and warmer water and had a wide open calico bite. some cuda and a couple...
  197. scbassmaster

    Mako Shark eats seal near Catalina Island

    Title should be "Mako eats boat" haha. Must have been defending his catch or the electricity in the water rubbed him the wrong way.
  198. scbassmaster

    Offshore Sunday 279-Domes, skunk

    Late start, 10am, don't ask... Headed for the 279 from DP, found some dolphin with birds diving about 4 miles short of the spot. Tried to get the trollers out and in front of them but they disapeared before we could get in position. Left the lines in and crossed the high spot with no other...
  199. scbassmaster

    3 Arch to Seal Rock 5/22

    how far out were you fishing for thresher?
  200. scbassmaster

    Colors of Plastics

    Pearl/silver, great color for halibut and sandbass, won't catch as many calico as brown and orange but definitely more versatile.
  201. scbassmaster

    Offshore SCI. May 2 Thunderbird

    No fish on the stump when they got there?
  202. scbassmaster

    Where can I get fresh dead Sardines? or Can I get fresh dead packed Sardines?

    I used to ask the deckhand for a bag of deans after a 1/2 or 3/4 day trip, they usual just dump the tanks on the way back in so most will ablige. They worked great for shark fishing from the beach and the pier.
  203. scbassmaster

    Avalon on foot, suggestions?

    So my wife and I waited too long to book a cabin or campsite at any of the Southern California lakes we normally spend Memorial Day. Did find a hotel in Avalon so we booked that for the weekend. Question is where would be a good place to fish from shore around there? Main target would be calico...
  204. scbassmaster

    Cabo! Do You Take Your Own Gear?

    In my experience some of the smaller(cheap) ponga operations you'll want to bring your own gear but any reputable charter will have everything you need. I do still bring my own gear as i like to fish from the beach and rocks some too. most airlines don't charge an excessive size fee but just a...
  205. scbassmaster

    FRESH VS SALT

    I don't look for fresh or salt when buying a new rod, I look at it based on what i need it to do. All of my gear except my 40lb+ setups see both fresh and saltwater use. I like 7'6" casting rods Heavy action for the 1/4-3/4 oz lures in the salt. My Team daiwa swimbait rod works very well as an...
  206. scbassmaster

    Need Shellfish I.D. Help

    Judging by the eye-guards and the shape of the head I don't think it is a Maine lobster. Defiantly some type of crayfish IMO.
  207. scbassmaster

    Need Shellfish I.D. Help

    hum, seems like collecting the specimen and delivering it to a marine research facility wouldn't be a bad idea. have to call it in first before you transport live aquatic life though, I'm sure that would be a hard one to explain.. lol
  208. scbassmaster

    legal or short?

    If the shell fits inside the gauge its short, though I have heard the argument that if the gauge rubs as it goes on then it is still legal, but personally I wouldn't keep it. Just like I would throw back any fish that isn't 1/4" over the size limit. but that is mostly due to potential shrinkage...
  209. scbassmaster

    The scourge that is long range "hunting"

    My take, -A gun that aims or fires for you should be illegal. -Using tech to dope your scope is fine as far as I'm concerned. -Don't shoot farther than you or your equipment are capable of making an accurate shot. -Fair chase is a fine line of personal opinion that each hunter must decide for...
  210. scbassmaster

    Dana Point - want to fish this weekend, my boat or yours

    Checking in to see if you were still looking for a HO for this weekend. I have 2 trolling setups(single spds), and one of everything 15,20,30,40lb. obviously I wouldn't be bringing all 6, At least I hope that's obvious, haha. Light drinker(2-3 beers) if at all, I've been out 2x a month out of...
  211. scbassmaster

    kreepy krawlr plastic lures what is the best color to use?

    Brown/orange, black/blue, green pumpkin. I fish them on traditional bass jigs for calicos.
  212. scbassmaster

    Offshore 11/12- YFT off the domes

    Got out early, was 5 miles off the domes at sunrise. Found dolphin immediately and trolled with and around them for no love, no birds or confirmed tuna sightings so we turned west towards the 209. 12 miles off the domes we find what we looking for. 100 birds working hard and fast. Get closer and...
  213. scbassmaster

    local banks tomorrow 11/12

    Going out early looking for Tuna under Dolphin 279, 209, domes. Will be mostly on the troll but ready to throw bait if we can find a promising situation. My boat is full but if you have your own and want to work together "The Chupacabra" will be on 72. leaving DPH at 5am.
  214. scbassmaster

    11-9-16 209-181

    I'm banking on them going on the chew this weekend. Water temps look good and the low pressure to our south might keep them up this way a little longer.... fingers crossed I can get the skunk off. 8th times the charm right? Haha
  215. scbassmaster

    Need 2 for tuna fishing sat 29th(tomorrow)

    I'm going to try to get to the back side of SCI this weekend, still have a stripe on my back this year... good luck inside hasn't been working for me.
  216. scbassmaster

    Use of Poppers

    I'm a big fan of the Halco rooster poppers, one in each size color seems irrelevant but pick patters you have confidence in. I also have a Williamson jet popper, mostly because it just looks cool. Don't forget about stick baits like the orca. I think you have better hookup ratio on them since...
  217. scbassmaster

    Failure to lauch/last chance for tuna

    Sad story, bugs in the boat kept us of the water this last weekend, all the good reports are just depressing now. Was on the dock Sunday morning ready to go but she was dead in the water and wouldn't even jump... got that taken care of today but bummed about this storm and wondering if we will...
  218. scbassmaster

    Offshore 279,209, DOMES 10/2

    Yeah, I told myself I wasn't going back out there this season but keep seeing pictures of fish caught 10 miles or less of the coast between DPH and oceanside... anyone got room for one sunday? my boss has the boat this weekend for lobster fishing...
  219. scbassmaster

    Offshore 279,209, DOMES 10/2

    Left DPH at 6:30am with a scoop of horse deans, headed for the 279, saw a few boats floating around as we trolled up, stayed outside of them and circled the high spot. didn't see anyone bent or a pattie, pulled the lines and started toward the 209. found some dolphin on the way and tossed the...
  220. scbassmaster

    Reel Fun at Dana Wharf Got Yellowfin 9/20

    Unless you know the captain personally or someone who was on that trip I don't think that they are going to give up the cords. I'm heading out next weekend out of DPH so I hope they are still around and I can find them, get this stripe off my back...
  221. scbassmaster

    Offshore 9/13 and 9/14 on the San Diego boat

    Where is the yellowtail action? Nice YFT though.
  222. scbassmaster

    Offshore Quick look at the 279

    Got a really late start but wanted to see what was going on local so headed to the 279 out of Dana point around 11am. No dolphin no patties 2 birds flying high and looking at us as much as we were looking at them like "do you know where the fish are?" Lol. Did see one pattie on the way in, dry...
  223. scbassmaster

    Another 26 Grumpy?

    Some might wish you let them go but they are rather tasty pan fried with butter and garlic, cover the pan with a lid after sprinkling your favorite herb blend on the top to steam the top half. Don't flip it.
  224. scbassmaster

    Offshore 209 8/21 from Dana Point

    Weather was decent in the morning, we were debating staying inshore but took off toward the 209 at 6:00am. ran across some dolphin about 5 miles short and threw in the trollers. we trolled along the temp break to the east of the 209 and then turned west across the high spot but didn't see...
  225. scbassmaster

    First Time FisherChicks

    You are making future husbands very happy sir, lol. Good on you.
  226. scbassmaster

    209 Blue fin this weekend?

    Thanks Glen, - Sorry Karl not my boat and this is the first run out. I'll be sure to post a new thread next time I need an extra or two though.
  227. scbassmaster

    209 Blue fin this weekend?

    Targeting big bluefin(50-200+) out of Dana Point Harbor this weekend, I don't have a kite or the range in my wallet for the 43, Was thinking of starting at the 209 and heading toward wherever the nearest temp break is. We have 60 to 100lb trolling rigs and 50-80lb casting setups. Capt. of the...
  228. scbassmaster

    Technique if you're about to get spooled?

    If your were on your own boat, fire up and chase that mother. On a sport boat... good luck. button down the drag and pray the fish turns before you run out of line, when you get down to the last few yards just clamp down and hopefully the fish will turn, or at least the line break at the fish...
  229. scbassmaster

    Black Sea Bass--Ventura pier catch/killed

    I have caught BSB from piers and seen many caught, all either internationally broke off or hoop netted, dehooked and lowered back in. I've even seen someone jump in to right and revive a fish that came out of the net upside down. These guys knew what it was but showed no respect for the law or...
  230. scbassmaster

    Running and Gunning or Slow and Steady?

    Sounds like you have the right idea just need some confidence in what you are doing. Everyone feels like they are wasting time and gas when not catching fish or seeing good signs of fish in the area. seems like every year is different. couple years ago trolling worked well, last year chumming...
  231. scbassmaster

    Knocking outdrive

    Awesome, seems like that would work a lot better than trying to work the cable back and forth to get it through there, haha. I might owe some ppl some #s if this stuff works out.
  232. scbassmaster

    Knocking outdrive

    How Can you lube the cables?
  233. scbassmaster

    Knocking outdrive

    Fingers crossed its that easy, I'm going to see if my buddy can go down to the boat this weekend and we can get it right. Might even be able to chase some tuna if we get it fixed fast enough.
  234. scbassmaster

    Knocking sound in My Bravo II Outdrive

    My outdrive seems to have developed the same problem, did you ever get it fixed and what was it?
  235. scbassmaster

    Knocking outdrive

    Mid 2000's 21ft Trophy with a mercruiser I/O Last time out we noticed a knock in the outdrive but only happens in neutral. Put it in gear and ran all day with no issues but this noise is new. I have heard speculation of U-Joints or even just the clips, alinement, shift cable(throttle lever has...
  236. scbassmaster

    Offshore 7/9 14 mile bank

    Loaded a half scoop just past 7am after waiting for every boat in the Dana Wharf fleet to get theirs. Perfect sized deans but they were fresh off the seiner so most rolled before we got a mile from the harbor. The ones that made it that far lasted all day though. Lots of patties around the 14...
  237. scbassmaster

    Best braid for casting

    Anything but spiderwire, that stuff sucks...
  238. scbassmaster

    bigtime GOOBER that needs some help!!

    #2 Live bait hook with a 1/4 or even 3/8 slider if the mackerel are thick. I fish mostly plastics like a 4" big hammer brown/orange, but any 3-5" soft plastic should work pretty well. If you notice you aren't getting bit or are catching a lot of shorts or macks cast to a little bit different...
  239. scbassmaster

    Fishing tomorrow..where to go where to go???

    Shelter Island would be a better starting point than Dana Point. I only start at DPH since that's where I live and where my regular ride is slipped.
  240. scbassmaster

    Bass on the Chew

    I just booked a 1/2 day ride out of DanaWharf, should be fun to play with the bass. I love catching salty bass on spinnerbaits and other freshwater lures. Wish I could get offshore and play with the tuna and tails though.
  241. scbassmaster

    Bass on the Chew

    Is that last pic on a popper?
  242. scbassmaster

    Fishing tomorrow..where to go where to go???

    If I could get out I'd hit the 181,182 ridge, if that didn't pan out flip a coin north or south. I live in Dana Point and haven't heard of any catching at the 209 or 277. They "should" be there, but looks like I'll be fishing off the jetty tomorrow unless something better comes up.
  243. scbassmaster

    Dana Point Sat 7/2 (HO)

    Just got told by the "Captain" that his boat, "Jawbreaker" is staying in the slip all weekend. Bummer, I wanted to troll some of the 4" hoochie chains I recently made, toss some deans on patties for YT or even just post up along the reef for some fast paced bass action. Anything but be stuck on...
  244. scbassmaster

    Dana Point Sat 7/2 (HO)

    Just got told by the "Captain" that his boat, "Jawbreaker" is staying in the slip all weekend. Bummer, I wanted to troll some of the 4" hoochie chains I recently made, toss some deans on patties for YT or even just post up along the reef for some fast paced bass action. Anything but be stuck on...
  245. scbassmaster

    Any news out of Dana?

    Best bet for YT besides the islands is offshore patties. There may be some home guards down by the domes though. I didn't see any pics of the YT but I bet they were rats. Side note, I just lost my ride for Sat so if your still fishing out of Dana Point and have room for one let me know. I know...
  246. scbassmaster

    WFO bass on top of kelp beds.

    Fished today as a shake down run, left the slip in DPH at a leisurely 10:00am. Ran north to the red bouy to make some bait but all the macks we caught were too big for what were doing. Busted out the frozen squid and drifted over the kelp beds with dropper loops and tipped plastics, first couple...
  247. scbassmaster

    Name this fish $100 bet (video)

    X2, we catch a lot of them when making bait on the pier.
  248. scbassmaster

    Fair tip

    I'm a firm believer in tipping based on service, boat, restaurant or otherwise. I'll usually tip 15% on boats for "average" crew, 5-10% if they don't put in the effort. I have tipped $100 on a $200 ponga ride for a killer father and son team that put me on my first of 3 DoDo(my pic on the left)...
  249. scbassmaster

    Trolling for BFT

    Last year some friends of mine caught a few trolling daisy chains, feathers and skirted jigs at 12kts, a little fast in my opinion but it put sushi on their table.
  250. scbassmaster

    Broken Rod Protocol

    Sounds like a generic liability waver might be in order, "lost or broken, due to misuse, rods and or reels will be added to the cost of your trip 50% of the MSRP of the items" most people will understand that your just trying to protect your business and not be turned off. In the situation you...
  251. scbassmaster

    Where to Practice Casting Jigs/Irons in San Diego

    I saw some kids down at a pier with jig sticks and iron, first i thought they were just crazy but then i realized that they were practicing casting and it made sense. I'll probably do a little surface iron practice myself in the bay, who knows my hook a cuda or a corvina on accident, lol.
  252. scbassmaster

    Everingham Bait Barge Price Increase Starting Today

    I haven't caught any, I never claimed to. I just know bigger baits swim better on heavy line than smaller baits. Also was trying to keep the mood light as I agree $10 more is very reasonable for the services EB offers. Last year when other companies were jacking up there prices just because they...
  253. scbassmaster

    BFT at 9 mile bank?

    I think 80# flouro on the long soak as far away from the boat as you can get is the way to go,(and how one of these was caught if i'm not mistaken) make some macks and float around out there. you can get bite casting into foamers in Mexican waters but its either smaller fish or your out-gunned...
  254. scbassmaster

    Everingham Bait Barge Price Increase Starting Today

    I prefer fishing macks for the tuna, if your targeting the big boys it's hard to get a 4" dean to swim 80# Floro, haha.
  255. scbassmaster

    Offshore 9 mile bank 5/21/16

    Deja-vu, same story for us last weekend and seems like everyone else's last few weeks. Water just isn't getting warm enough yet. last year got us spoiled, going to have to work for em this year.
  256. scbassmaster

    YFT

    all I want to know is where, dont post the numbers just give us some hope.
  257. scbassmaster

    gear for local(30miles or closer) trolling

    You can drop names yes, you just can't spam a bunch of ads.
  258. scbassmaster

    gear for local(30miles or closer) trolling

    Been looking at spreader bars, most use squids, ills rather use more fish looking baits on them or does it really matter? Any recommendations on pre-rigged spreaders?
  259. scbassmaster

    gear for local(30miles or closer) trolling

    Wow, thanks for the reply and the solid advice. The spread is for tuna or dorado. My thought was more baits in the water would increase the odds of raising fish, I know trolling isn't the first choice for SoCal but just something I have been experimenting with. I'm going to skip the rod riggers...
  260. scbassmaster

    gear for local(30miles or closer) trolling

    The angled rod holders, or rod holder riggers whatever they are called would just be used to spread out the 4 lines, might add a shotgun if we have another experienced angler with us but a lot of times its just 2 guys. I want to get at least one spreader bar in the spread so we have more for the...
  261. scbassmaster

    gear for local(30miles or closer) trolling

    I'm definitely going with a TLD 25, next year I want to get a 30II 2spd. I'm not concerned about the cost on the braid, I want the extra line capacity in case I hook something bigger than expected. Lost a Marlin last summer, old line, but I'd rather have 800yrds than 420yrds yards of 50#. I'll...
  262. scbassmaster

    Rumer has it Maximus Sportfishing boat sunk of Lupe Island. Info?

    I hope not, where did you hear that from?
  263. scbassmaster

    What the bass are eating these days along PV

    Did you try hooking a red crab for bait?
  264. scbassmaster

    gear for local(30miles or closer) trolling

    saved a few bucks here and there and want to get a trolling setup for local tuna, mahi, and the rare billfish. My plan at the moment is to get a TLD-25 single speed 500+ yards of 80# spectra and 150 yards of 60# mono. paired with a 5'6" Bass Pro Shops Ocean master trolling rod 50-80lb rated...
  265. scbassmaster

    Fished Grand Turk with Screaming reels charters 4-21-16

    I'm already planning a trip to fly there and spend a week at the guest house and fish 3-4 full days, haha love that place and those guys. Check out there FB page. They catch fish every time they go out.
  266. scbassmaster

    Bluefin carnage commences..

    Maybe they will push the schools closer to shore and save us some gas, haha. Optimism-fail...
  267. scbassmaster

    Fished Grand Turk with Screaming reels charters 4-21-16

    Went on a cruise for my honeymoon, booked a charter for our stop in grand turk. Screaming Reels was the best I could find during my research online so pulled the trigger on the $600 half-day with them. Damian was great, Picked us up at the port and drove us to his parents house that backs up to...
  268. scbassmaster

    Island Sheepshead Jackpot

    Where did you get the crawdads from?
  269. scbassmaster

    Offshore 267, 209,181 5-3-16

    Great report, I was wondering if anything was happening this far north yet. Sounds like when things kick back on again there will be a few fish up our way. You fishing solo?
  270. scbassmaster

    Planning for BFT trip on Saturday.

    x2 on Mexico, I've never taken a PB into Mexican waters, paperwork and the Fuzz scare me so I didn't even think about that. Looks like a decent area of warmer water just south of the border too.
  271. scbassmaster

    Planning for BFT trip on Saturday.

    Not a lot of good reports right now, this weekends weather will be better. If I could get out there i'd head to the 43 and fish any life I saw on the way to and from... If you get really lucky you might not make it out that far, but nobody would be surprised if you said you never saw a tuna all...
  272. scbassmaster

    HO for this weekend

    Tomaytoe, Tamaato. I'm sure that's how the term began, but I like my definition better:shakin:. I wonder if this hurts my chances of getting a ride come tuna time?
  273. scbassmaster

    Grand Turk question

    going to be stopping there on a cruise with my wife, the ship offers an excursion for 3hrs of fishing, trolling with 10 fishermen on a 35' flybridge, seems crowded and if your last one up and they get 8 bites... You end up with a boat ride. I looked up a few local charters but no prices were...
  274. scbassmaster

    HO for this weekend

    HO, short for whore. Also derogatory term for someone trying to go fishing on someone else's boat.
  275. scbassmaster

    Mucho Bug limits at the Nado's. Solo trip 3-29

    Be Glad you didn't run into the Mexican Gustapo. from the mexican sport fishing regs... "A Mexican fishing license allows to capture fin fish only. It does not allow to capture any crustaceans or mollusks, (with the exception of squid), and their capture by anyone is strictly prohibited."...
  276. scbassmaster

    Offshore Bluefin visual proof

    No I don't know, lol. not that I could drop everything and go get in everyone's way tomorrow anyway.
  277. scbassmaster

    Things are shaping up

    Been keeping one eye on my work and the other on any fishintel I can find, SST charts starting to look promising, weather forecast looks stable for the next couple weeks, there are fish out there, and getting closer. Wouldn't be surprised to see reports of the little BFT at the 182/181 area next...
  278. scbassmaster

    Halibut Now?

    x2 on the grunion, fish your shallower spots when the grunion are running. big ones have been caught from the beach by surfcasters. even on the off weeks i'd start out shallowish 40-60ft and work out. They shouldn't stray too far from shore with the buffet opening up on the sand every 2 or 4 weeks.
  279. scbassmaster

    tides4fishing.com & solunar theory. hoax or legitimate?

    Different fish prefer different conditions also, generally speaking fish relating to structure like yellow and rockfish bite better when there is current, but pelagics such as billfish and tuna almost seem to prefer to feed at the slack tide just before and after a large swing... My theory on...
  280. scbassmaster

    tides4fishing.com & solunar theory. hoax or legitimate?

    Tidal flow and new/full moon are definitely 2 important things to consider when planning a trip. that said so is Migratory patterns, Water temp, clarity, Current, Weather, Time of year, Swell, Wind, Bait, Cover, Barometric pressure and trend.... The point is simple if you pick the day it says...
  281. scbassmaster

    Rare So Cal Island catch 3.26.16

    And where is the picture of the WSB you caught with that?
  282. scbassmaster

    Rock fishing on the Sum Fun DPH

    22 anglers 32 Rockfish 38 Vermillion Rockfish 16 Boccaccio 14 Sculpin
  283. scbassmaster

    Rock fishing on the Sum Fun DPH

    Jumped on the 3/4 day boat today, we hopped from rock to rock in 240-270ft of water outside of box canyon. Slow but steady pick on decent rockfish, I caught 3 Boccaccio, 7 assorted rockfish and picked a few annoying sand dabs off the line. The shallower spots produced several sculpin for guys...
  284. scbassmaster

    Want to fish Sat out of Dana Point Harbor

    Buddy messed up his back this week and had to cancel on me for Sat, right now the plan is to fish the 3/4 day out of Dana Wharf but wanted to throw this out there. I got $100 toward gas, bait and ice if anyone has room for one out of DPH sat. I can bring one rod and a pocket full of hooks or 5...
  285. scbassmaster

    Dana Point Harbor to the domes

    So... My fishing partner threw his back out today... I didn't have the heart to ask to take his boat out without him. I'll probably head out on the Clemente 3/4 out of Dana wharf instead, unless someone wants a ho Sat that is launching out of DPH.
  286. scbassmaster

    Dana Point Harbor to the domes

    How deep should we start? 280ft and work in, 80ft and work out? We are planning on waiting a week, fishing march 19th. Steady falling tide all morning. I think we are going to start outside of box canyon and see if we can meter anything, dropper a dine or mack just off the bottom while we try...
  287. scbassmaster

    Dana Point Harbor to the domes

    Ok now that sounds like a plan, can anyone confirm a recent catch of YT or WSB in any of those spots? #lietome, haha, I hate going into the first trip of the year blind and with no confidence...
  288. scbassmaster

    Dana Point Harbor to the domes

    I'll make it simple, I'm going to fish between just south of the domes and our slip in DPH, is it worth targeting YT or should we go after halibut/bass?
  289. scbassmaster

    Dana Point Harbor to the domes

    Last year we did really well fishing 180-280ft by the domes, but all the reports of YT right now are off LJ or the islands. We don't have the range in our boat for that and have a slip in Dana Point Harbor so anybody even heard of guys catching YT in that area? otherwise we might just fish for...
  290. scbassmaster

    80 or 100 spectra for 80lb. flouro

    I always use slightly heavier spectra than my top shot or leader, I feel like the knot holds up better when the line diameters are closer to the same. In theory though the same rating would work if yo really need more line on your reel but if the spectra gets frayed at all you'll be fishing 65lb...
  291. scbassmaster

    1970 El Camino (SoCal) $3,400

    Here is a link to the ad. http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/cto/5277403718.html
  292. scbassmaster

    Pumpkin Carving Contest Is Back

    I don't know what the finalist selection process was, but I think there are a some that deserve to be in it more than a couple of the ones that made it.... repost a picture of one you wish was in it. (not your own!)
  293. scbassmaster

    Pumpkin Carving Contest Is Back

    Thanks, last year I made this one, It takes me 4-5 hours.
  294. scbassmaster

    Pumpkin Carving Contest Is Back

    I never knew my obsession would be so useful, lol.
  295. scbassmaster

    Offshore Wahooooo 10/24 - Oside

    Love to see the OG penn reels still putting fish in the boat too, I inherited several from my late grandfather and fish them more than the shimanos and diawas I have now. Solid fish well done you earned it. I might give it one more go see if I can get one this year.
  296. scbassmaster

    Offshore DP MARLIN 10-11-15

    intel: 200+lb Marlin lure: Williamson big game catcher(blk/pp) spd: 8kts time: 9:30am location: 12 miles SW of the Domes. result: "Long release" see below Left Dana at 6am with some small anchovies, headed straight out about 6 miles with no wind and long period rolling swell, wide open...
  297. scbassmaster

    SEALS!!!!!

    This is the best list of Legal, and non-legal list according to NOAA. Pretty sure the pyrotechnics are against CFDFW regs though. Visual Repellents/Noise Makers: • boat hazing, circling • pounding on hull • pyrotechnics (e.g., bird screamers, bangers, underwater firecrackers, cracker shells) •...
  298. scbassmaster

    6 pack charter for Oct. 3

    Dana point: Rampage or boardroom. The hot spot is a slow boat but comfortable.
  299. scbassmaster

    Hot Spot 6 pack - Dana Pt

    Great boat, lots of room father son team Capt. And deck hand. Top speed 10 knots or so. Had a lot of fun didn't get in to the fish like we'd hoped but had them boiling on the corner seceral times just not many biters. 2 YFT for 5 guys. Still good times. If you want a relaxing cruise with some...
  300. scbassmaster

    Offshore High hopes on the Hot Spot

    Had to wait in line for bait with everyone else for almost an hour. Wish they would have loaded the tanks before we got there. Slow boat, 10 knots top speed so set the trollers out as soon as we got to clean water. Had a bonito hit before we could get all of them out. Trolled to 8 miles off the...
  301. scbassmaster

    Hot Spot 6 pack - Dana Pt

    My boss is taking a few of us fishing on the Hot Spot this weekend, i'll be sure to post a report saturday night.
  302. scbassmaster

    Newbie questions

    FYI using a cast net in southern California is not Legal. but if the bait are around a sabiki will fill the tank pretty fast.
  303. scbassmaster

    Offshore DP 267 8/23-8/24

    It was a tough weekend. I got the skunk yesterday. When I have caught fish it has been between 5-12 miles off the domes.
  304. scbassmaster

    Offshore Hammerhead eats a tuna and Yamaha

    Now he is going to chew on everyone's motor until they feed him a tuna, lol.
  305. scbassmaster

    I need a ride for the 22nd or 23rd

    Had to fish San Clemente pier for Bonito today, nobody needs a deck hand and $100 toward gas? Dying here...
  306. scbassmaster

    I need a ride for the 22nd or 23rd

    Had to fish San Clemente pier for Bonito today, nobody needs a deck hand and $100 toward gas? Dying here...
  307. scbassmaster

    I need a ride for the 22nd or 23rd

    Had to fish San Clemente pier for Bonito today, nobody needs a deck hand and $100 toward gas? Dying here...
  308. scbassmaster

    Looking for a ride 22nd or 23rd

    Had to fish San Clemente pier for Bonito today, nobody needs a deck hand and $100 toward gas? Dying here...
  309. scbassmaster

    Offshore El Nino Fishing Video Report - Tuna and Dodos

    awesome footage! The one i caught in my profile pic my brother in law was filming but kept pointing the camera back at me every time she jumped, lol. You got this El Nino fishing down.
  310. scbassmaster

    Looking for a ride 22nd or 23rd

    Need to get out on the water this weekend, rather help a PB out than pay to fight 50 other guys for rail space. I can split up to $100 worth of bait, gas and ice. I have gear for anything from bass to billfish, PM me if you got room for one more.
  311. scbassmaster

    I need a ride for the 22nd or 23rd

    Need to get out on the water this weekend, rather help a PB out than pay to fight 50 other guys for rail space. I can split up to $100 worth of bait, gas and ice. I have gear for anything from bass to billfish, PM me if you got room for one more.
  312. scbassmaster

    Got he little bastards this time!

    Looks like 3 YFT by the tail and anal fins and the length of the pectoral... Nice job putting fish on the boat. Sometimes it's easier than others.
  313. scbassmaster

    Offshore Here is the video, finally, to go with the "If only..." thread:

    You are the man! Great job on the video and great job filling that kill bag and then some. Gotta go get my gear ready for my next trip. Jiro dreams of sushi! Lol
  314. scbassmaster

    Whose job is it to educate less experienced anglers on sportfishing boats?

    I will help / advise anyone who is willing to listen or let me show them what they should be doing. "that guy" most times is someone who thinks he knows what he is doing and will not do it any other way but his own, usually because they occasionally do catch a fish and think that's all they ever...
  315. scbassmaster

    Offshore Condor tries a new tactic

    I used to work on a sport boat when I was younger, I don't envy the boys trying to wash that thing down at the end of the trip. Good job on the fish and kudos to the Capt for keeping the sharks away at the expense of his crews backs, lol.
  316. scbassmaster

    Offshore dana point report for Sunday 8/9

    My story came straight from the guy running the fuel dock when it happened.
  317. scbassmaster

    Offshore dana point report for Sunday 8/9

    Vent blower was not on while or after fueling, started the motor, BOOM!
  318. scbassmaster

    Offshore Dana bait bust 8-9

    Yeah, I watched them load the last of the deans onto one of the sport boats as we were waiting in line. someone called it out on the radio and the capitain says "everyone is getting the same bait, small anchovies"... right. I could see floating dean deans in the box they loaded them from. looked...
  319. scbassmaster

    Offshore Dana bait bust 8-9

    No deans or macks at Dana today, took a scoop of tiny anchovies to chum with. Made some macks just north of the domes and headed out to sea. Found the parking lot and saw a few bent rods so pulled up on the outside and started chunking. After an hour and half our bait gone I get picked up on a...
  320. scbassmaster

    Offshore Good Fishing YFT 12 miles from Dana Point (same day report)

    Now that is some good news, I'm heading out of Dana on Sunday and have been hoping the bite would pick back up. Great details too, thank you!
  321. scbassmaster

    TUNA POPPER SET UP

    Thanks for the advice, and the encouragement. going out sunday, going to pick up a few poppers after work today. report to follow8-)
  322. scbassmaster

    Offshore Fishing with Bongos outside of Newport - 8/4

    You know its a good day when you run out of space in the kill box, before you run out of beer...:cheers:
  323. scbassmaster

    TUNA POPPER SET UP

    As i said in the post, I don't have anything else... I have a shimano corvalas wide spool, Abu orra inshore, diawa sealine, penn jigmasters of various sizes... I'm just getting started and only plan on buying a couple poppers not a new setup. that will come later when I get the money, and get...
  324. scbassmaster

    400 something lb bluefin confirmation?

    25# floro, from a kayak, with one hand tied behind his back. :appl: A for effort.
  325. scbassmaster

    Awesome day 8/3/15 267/209 area YFT, Doritos, YT

    Nice, magic patty does it again. did you have much company on it?
  326. scbassmaster

    Boaters overboard in dana point

    This seems like a pretty dire situation, as I'm not sure how they would have gotten separated. You would think they would stick together if they were both able to swim. I hope they find him in good heath, maybe he got picked up by another PB. hope to see a happy ending to this.
  327. scbassmaster

    TUNA POPPER SET UP

    Ok, so maybe I'm getting spoiled with the fishing we have right now but I want to get a topwater tuna. Blame it on my bass fishing roots. I was curious what poppers, sizes and colors you would recommend to start trying, also I see a lot of guys using large spinning gear but I don't have anything...
  328. scbassmaster

    Headed out tomorrow 8/1 DP

    If I see bait holding on the patty and doritos or anything else under it (or on the sonar) I'll give it 20+ min. 1 or 2 passes. If it doesn't feel right find another one. Seems the fish are lazy during the day when there is a full moon, might try fishing with chucks instead of live bait. I'm...
  329. scbassmaster

    7/28/15 Great Day on Huge! Yellows But we killed a Marlin Not cool :(

    I would imagine the fish was filleted and taken home by someone if not the angler who caught it. I personally wouldn't keep one but the regs allow for it. I see a lot of this kind of thing fishing LMB. Unfortunately This is one of those situations where everyone has to just agree to disagree.
  330. scbassmaster

    Offshore Dana point/domes

    the 2 fish were caught on a live dine, and mini mack, just chummed with the chunk. we might have caught them on cutbait if we tried though. got mine on 40# floro and Tads was on 30# floro
  331. scbassmaster

    Offshore Dana point/domes

    just added the pics, I guess we were lucky to get what we got. All of my buddies friends want me to go out with them now, lol. Tad is the one who made the call to head farther offshore and spotted the patty. But i'm not turning down a spot on anyone's boat right now!
  332. scbassmaster

    Dana point slowed down?

    Patties 6+ miles off the domes were holding fish for us today. Didn't see anything caught at the parking lot
  333. scbassmaster

    Offshore Dana point/domes

    Headed out of Dana harbor at 5:30 with a scoop of scales with some deans mixed in, did get 2-3 macks tho. Drove out to the parking lot. Lots of boat no fish so we turned south. Found a few dry patties and trolled with some dolphin for nothing. Got to the domes 4-5 miles from shore and nothing...
  334. scbassmaster

    BlueFin Limit?

    10, regs say they "will change" to 2 per person, but nothing has been printed as of now. I expect August 1st if not sooner it will go into effect but for now fill up that kill bag!
  335. scbassmaster

    A gift from my boss... Friday off!

    Had a ride, came "un-buttoned", lol. still available for Tomorrow Friday 7/3 PM me for my # if you got room for one.
  336. scbassmaster

    Gift from the boss... Friday off!

    Had a ride, came "un-buttoned", lol. still available for Tomorrow Friday 7/3 PM me for my # if you got room for one.
  337. scbassmaster

    Offshore DANA BUMMER 7.1.15

    The moon and the weather were stacked against you, looks like the 9 or 209 are the only places still producing. Once the weather stays consistent and the moon goes away they will be back.
  338. scbassmaster

    angler-goes-1-1-giant-shark-being-knocked-ocean

    rod looked like it had a float attached to the butt, I'm surprised that size fish didn't swim off with it anyway thought. He was just in a hurry to get back in the fight, I'd would have been "excited" too.
  339. scbassmaster

    Heading out of Dana Point 7/3

    what species are you targeting? YT bite seems better out of NP, bass are everywhere, Tuna looks like a long haul to have the best luck. 209 area
  340. scbassmaster

    Dana - 07.01.2015

    Thanks for the invite I'm sitting here at work awaiting your report of all the action I am missing while pushing paper and such.
  341. scbassmaster

    Gift from the boss... Friday off!

    Just found out we are getting friday off:-), wasn't on the schedule but boss man was feeling generous i guess. Didn't have any plans and my friends boat is at the yard for maintenance this weeko_O... so... HO time, I can meet up in O-side or dana, possibly SD or newport. I know its short notice...
  342. scbassmaster

    Ride Sharing / Boat Ho List

    Name: Brian Wilson, yeah like the beach boy Location: San Clemente, CA prefer Dana point launch. Availability: 9 to 5 job, so weekends and holidays...:( Contact Info: I'm on BD almost everyday, PM me. Smoke/Drink?: I can bring cigars if you like, I work for Esteban Carreras cigar...
  343. scbassmaster

    A gift from my boss... Friday off!

    Just found out we are getting friday off:-), wasn't on the schedule but boss man was feeling generous i guess. Didn't have any plans and my friends boat is at the yard for maintenance this weeko_O... so... HO time, I can meet up in O-side or dana, possibly SD or newport. I know its short notice...
  344. scbassmaster

    Dana point test run 6-27

    Me and a friends dad took his striper out for the first time this season on Saturday. Ran to the main drop-off and trolled a zig-zag pattern from the high side to the low side down toward San O on the off chance at a tuna. Stopped on a few patties, no fish no bait no nothing. No other boats in...
  345. scbassmaster

    Offshore 6-25 Dodo's save the day

    Mmmm... My favorite :cool:. Good job bringing home something even if it wasn't what you were expecting.
  346. scbassmaster

    Offshore Bluefin from a kayak?? Attempt No. 1

    Balls! All worth it if you stick one.
  347. scbassmaster

    Did it again on the Machete!

    10 YFT, 2 BFT , I believe.
  348. scbassmaster

    More help for the newbie . . . this time inshore kelp

    I have my best luck south of the harbor, anywhere from just south of the san clemente pier to Las Pulgas. its strange to toss a bait into the kelp and not get even a bite. what lb leader? though it shouldn't make that big a diff. try moving around to different edges of the kelp, up current and...
  349. scbassmaster

    No power, Garmin chart/sonar

    Well I didn't need all the diagnostic tools I brought to solve the problem, traced the wires and found a separated splice/sleeve. Put a new one one and bingo we have eyes underwater again. Now if I could get the damn alarm to stop going off we will be ready to go. Temp is good and oil pressure...
  350. scbassmaster

    I have tuna fever boss, Highly contagious, I won't be about to come back to work until the boils...

    I have tuna fever boss, Highly contagious, I won't be about to come back to work until the boils go away!
  351. scbassmaster

    wed 6/17 we got em 10 miles off the beach

    OK, in english this time: That is a great tip, Swinging the bait into the school on a long line. Slide-job is a racing term used in nascar for diving under the car in front of you into the corner and "sliding" up in front of them on exit.
  352. scbassmaster

    No power, Garmin chart/sonar

    My buddies FF all of the sudden stopped working, just won't turn on, I know its either a problem with the power to the connector cable or the unit is done. whats the best way to test both scenarios?
  353. scbassmaster

    Looking for fishing buddies

    What harbor do you launch from?
  354. scbassmaster

    wed 6/17 we got em 10 miles off the beach

    Great tip, on the slide-job. someone is a NASCAR fan :Burp: (x2)
  355. scbassmaster

    Where are the BFT

    The fish are just about everywhere, hit the spots you know and keep your eyes open for any activity on the water and the sonar. there might be bigger fish in one location than another but i don't have that info. I'd hit the 277 to the 209 for BFT unless you want to run way off shore, patties if...
  356. scbassmaster

    Offshore Offshore SD 6/12-6/14

    It's going to pop any day now, but I might explode before the fish do >:(
  357. scbassmaster

    Captain for a day, now what?

    Find them deep I'm assuming? Mark them, long soak and yo-yo... Lots of great advice guys, can't wait to get out there and roll the dice. Many thanks and hopefully I can return the favor buy posting the glory shots and giving you all the details.
  358. scbassmaster

    Captain for a day, now what?

    Just got back from cabo san lucas and had a great time, all you can eat, all you can drink, and for $200 all you could catch (4 DoDo, 6 bonito, 1 YFT, and a skipjack) I had such a good time I wanted to get into the tuna bite we have going on locally. My friend has a 22' striper that we are...
  359. scbassmaster

    BD Official HO list 2007

    name: Brian Wilson Age: 21 Location: san clemente gear: if walmart has it, i got it, they don't, i don't. garcia 6000 and a small penn, loads of freshwater bass gear i use when fishing inshore. days avalible: weekends and 2 weeks notice any day. prefered trip: short runs to local kelp and...
  360. scbassmaster

    dana point shorties

    i have fished dana point harbor alot the last month seems to have slown down some. lots of shorts but nothing like the 3-5 #ers i was catching earlier in the season. cant seem to get a bite while the sun is on the water ether. glow in the dark grubs and black hammers have done the best at night...
  361. scbassmaster

    your new best friend

    well if any one of you ppl will take your foot out of your mouth and your head out of your a$s, and want to do some fishing PM me. fyi: if i know enough time in advance i can spend up to $100, i know its not much but if you need a fishing buddy, and a little cheaper gas bill your set.
  362. scbassmaster

    your new best friend

    its SC Bass Master... fag. by the way, i THOUGHT this was a site to talk about fishing, maybe you should check out thindicks.com. they might have what your looking for there. but suriously, who wants to go fishing?
  363. scbassmaster

    your new best friend

    ok well let me simplify the situation for all you ppl taking everything wrong, i am an experienced angler. i want to get out on the ocean more, most of my fishing background is in structure/bottom fishing. i like to go fishing where ever and when ever possible, if i have the money i'll spend it...