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  1. scbassmaster

    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

    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...
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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...
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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...
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    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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    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/...
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    penn squall 60LD with roller tip/strip

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

    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
  23. 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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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)
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    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...
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    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...
  29. 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...
  30. 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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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.
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
  57. scbassmaster

    1970 El Camino (SoCal) $3,400

    Here is a link to the ad. http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/cto/5277403718.html
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    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...
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    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...
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    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.
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    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.
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    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...
  63. 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...
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    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...
  65. 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...
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    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...
  67. 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...
  68. 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?
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    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...
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    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...