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  1. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Long Range photos, lets see them

    We call the angler in the red dress "lumpy" you had to be there to understand.
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    BLUE FIN FLAT FALL ROD AND REEL COMBO

    Several weeks ago while on the RP, when we slammed the big bft on the flat falls in the middle of the night.. ATD 50, Calstar 770 XXH.. 205 # BFT, 6 min from hookup to landing.. 140 # fish, took longer.. Everyone on the boat was fishing 130# and we lost very few fish to break offs, did have...
  3. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Another flat fall rigging thread

    Hey guys, I know this has been discussed before. But, what are your thoughts about using a J hook vs circle hook on the assist hooks for a flat fall ? I have several that I plan on rigging and am interested on the newest thinking on this for this upcoming season. I did catch a 205 and a...
  4. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Grant’s UFC on the RP

    Here is what the Mega looked like ... Rick Allan really put on a tuna seminar this trip.. Not only did he catch the two fish over 300#, he also out fished us all on the bluefin tuna as well..
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    Long Range photos, lets see them

    Here are a couple of shots from my recent Royal Polaris 18 day trip.. including Rick Allan's 398# mega yellowfin.
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    Grant’s Ultimate Fishing Challenge

    I wonder if little Frank will make an appearance.
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    Old school wahoo lure

    Hopkins Shorty Plain Lures - TackleDirect I still have some of them, but have not tied one on in a lot of years.. The last time I used one, we were at Clarion (before the closures).. Cast it out, got a bad backlash.. (doh)... took me a while to clear my line.. at that point the jig was...
  8. Holi-e-Mackeral

    “Bridled” Nomad Cow grade flat fall design

    Anyone know where to purchase the 300# kevar cord in red ?
  9. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Flying fish scent

    I doubt if a big tuna ever "Smells" a flyer before eating it... As we know, most strikes are explosive..
  10. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Wooden Tackle Box Pictures and Builders

    Hey Guys, I 'm looking for suggestions on where to purchase some latches like this ? Anyone know what they are called ? Jeff.
  11. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Cow tuna jigs

    Where do you purchase Vectran and Kevlar ? Jeff.
  12. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Furthest you’ve fished/furthest the fleet will go

    Here are some more Clipperton photos from the Atoll
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    Furthest you’ve fished/furthest the fleet will go

    For me it's Clipperton been there 6 times.. it can be great or poor... just like any location.. I know that the Royal Polaris has done at least one trip to another location far south of Clipperton.. I just cannot remember the name jeff.
  14. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Royal Polaris Location

    Hurricane bank is 950 miles from San Diego (more or less)..
  15. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Passing of an industry legend!

    Anyone who ever fished with Jack will always remember his warm personality and joy in being out on the water.. I will think of him, sitting upstairs on the RP, sitting in his folding beach chair, smoking a stogie and drinking an amber beverage... Just taking in the scene Happy as a clam. I...
  16. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Offshore Deep drop surprise

    The Problem with Escolar Escolar cannot metabolize the wax esters naturally found in its diet. These esters are called gempylotoxin, and this is what gives the flesh of escolar its oily texture. The downside is that these esters are are very similar to castor or mineral oil, and when full...
  17. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Offshore Fishing from a small boat

    Now this video will show you what is possible in a small 18 foot skiff. This was from around 5 summers back.. Giant Tuna On Popper - YouTube Part 1 Part 2. Giant Tuna On Popper - YouTube
  18. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Confined to quarters

    I fished an 18 day trip with a guy with the nickname "Gadget" elderly guy, who had a very bad back and other medical issues... He would only troll for wahoo... We never saw him on deck other than that.. On the last day of the trip, he still had no wahoo.. We put him out on the troll solo...
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    Stomach contents

    Sometimes they can be on the box fish... here is the contents of one tuna's stomach from the HB... A couple of years ago
  20. Holi-e-Mackeral

    If you could only have ONE

    I've used several diff rods for wahoo over the years.. Most recently Calstar 800 XH, and 800 XXH... I really like the way they fished... I spent the last 20 years fishing Calstar 765 L's for wahoo .. just shows you that you do not need a long rod to catch them.. Especially when fishing the...
  21. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Excel stateroom layout

    Homework for one of you who fishes the Excel.. ON your next trip.. take a photo of each stateroom and put it together on a single document that you can share with the group.. We should do this for every LR boat.... Jeff.
  22. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Excel stateroom layout

    Reach out to the boat.. I'm sure they have one.. then you can share on this site for future passengers. Jeff.
  23. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Penn torque 15 2spd

    Would you purchase boxes without the reels ?
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    Penn torque 15 2spd

    Why is the box important ???? Would you pay more for one with a box vs without ?
  25. Holi-e-Mackeral

    372 on XL

    I'm so happy to hear Tim got that trophy.. I'm sure he has more time at the rail targeting giants then the vast majority of us... He's earned it for sure. Jeff.
  26. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Lacrosse boots.

    Here is a link to an earlier discussion on this topic . Footwear recommendations | Bloodydecks (bdoutdoors.com)
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    Lacrosse boots.

    I've worn the Lacrosse at Clipperton... not hot at all.. HB, Buffer zone, for 15 years.. not hot Jeff
  28. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Dogtooth Tuna

    I caught a bunch of them fishing in Fiji... lots of fun I know they catch them in AU as well.. There are lots of videos online of guys catching them on jigs/lures. Jeff
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    Lacrosse boots.

    The main time my feet get wet is when we are wahoo trolling, the boat makes a turn and water splashes through the skuppers... no height of boots will save you from that... you just have to pay attention..
  30. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Lacrosse boots.

    Yes, they are the follow on boot to the Hampton.
  31. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Lacrosse boots.

    It looks like they have a model that is a little bit higher. I've never worn the higher ones.. LaCrosse Footwear - Alpha Muddy Mid Black
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    Lacrosse boots.

    You order direct from Lacrosse, when I've ordered, you can have them ship you two sizes.. you pick the one that fits you best, they included a prepaid shipping label to return the size you don't want... It was very easy to do..
  33. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Lacrosse boots.

    I agree, MUCH more comfy than any other boot I've ever worn.. The feel more like a pair of good tennis shoes than a boot.. There are many posts about them on this site.. seems like the only guys who don't like the fit are those with very wide, and flat feet.. Jef.
  34. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Lacrosse boots.

    Hey guys, I saw that Lacrosse is discounting their Alpha Muddy boots this Black Friday.. Many of you have tried them and love them.. if you are looking for a great fishing boot... check them out. There are many threads on this site discussing the pros/cons of them vs the antiquated Extra...
  35. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Friday night hooping

    I was invited to do some hoop netting on my buddies boat "Sales Meeting" on Friday night. This was the first time I've been hoop netting.. we were south of Oceanside. It was a lot of fun and a lot of work... We must have pulled up hundreds of short lobsters to bag 8 legal sized bugs for the 3...
  36. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Parker 1801 with 150 engine

    No photos ? no description ?
  37. Holi-e-Mackeral

    EXCEL lands 394 lb. BF "Super Cow"

    Shannon is lucky/skilled not only on the Excel... I fished with her April 2019 on the RP and saw her land a supercow yellowfin.. she made it look easy, Jeff.
  38. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Lower banks long range

    The Constituion typically starts their PV trips in Nov... This year they chose to schedule fly down/ fly back trips targeting the Mag Bay area. The Posedion is also down there with them... After a month or so, the Constitution will move back to PV for their normal season down there.. Jeff
  39. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Buying New Reels

    Snoopy Zebco's are still available..
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    Buying New Reels

    I have a dozen snoopy zebcos. Selling them "cheap".. I think they would be perfect for what you have specified.
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    Buying New Reels

    I would suggest you specify how you will be fishing... ie: cow gear, light tackle etc, Jeff.
  42. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Brand New Aftco hooded Samurai sun shirt (SOLD)

    SOLD.... I have a brand new Samurai hooded sun shirt.. It has never been worn, was washed after purchase. Color grey. New they are $ 39.00 Will sell this for $ 30.00...
  43. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Hooks for D T X 200

    https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Nomad+dtx+200&docid=608019704024007479&mid=E874F82588B85957BCA2E874F82588B85957BCA2&view=detail&FORM=VIRE
  44. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Cow tuna jigs

    Take it to the extreme.. Now I don't know who did this rigging, or posted the origional photo.. perhaps somone does .. let's give them some credit..
  45. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Portable Boot Dryers for Long Range Trips

    Artois, that is a point that we all need to be cognizent of..
  46. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Offshore What island is this?

    Here are some old photos from a trip were we were able to go onto the island...
  47. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Offshore What island is this?

    Clipperton is an amazing place to visit.. I did not know that is is now closed... I'm sorry to hear that... I've been fortunate enough to visit it 6 times.... Jeff
  48. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Shogun - Police

    Narcan is usually used to reverse. Opiate overdoses.. (I’m not an MD, so there may be other uses)
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    Are you a puker?

    I’ve never been sick, but I have been queasy while eating dinner in very rough seas.. I do carry this med, just in case and it has worked very well for me with a single dose.. No. Side affects that I could tell Jeff.
  50. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Shogun - Police

    Looks like my info was. Incorrect.
  51. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Shogun - Police

    I hear a rumour this morning, that there may have been some police activity on the boat when it returned to the dock this morning.. Trip leaving today was cancelled.. Now, this. Is only a rumour I heard ... Perhaps someone can provide information on this ? Correction: Shogun... MY title...
  52. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Offshore Where's the Bigeye?

    We will see them when the albies come back
  53. Holi-e-Mackeral

    SKB 7200 custom

    My Buddy Greg, C, fabricated this folding stand for a soft bag, could very easily be used for a SKB. The wood platform folds flat for easy transport. Jeff.
  54. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Rigging Spectra ? Help I'm to old to remember 😂

    He is talking about connecting solid spectra to hollow spectra, not a topshot..
  55. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Atd SOLD

    Who servicd it ?
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    Atd SOLD

    Post when it was last serviced
  57. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Back to back trips

    Back to back long trips.. that is as hard core as it gets..... 20 years ago, there was an old timer who fished every other 18 day trip... Don Stoddard was his name.. He stopped fishing long range when they closed the islands to fishing. I'm sure anyone who fished the RP back then will know of...
  58. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Enchilada Negra *SOLD*

    My 1970's thick wall D 7, is still available... for less than $ 6,000 Jeff
  59. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Offshore East of Osborn Bank 8/20/20

    Anyone who has fished offshore for the last 6 years feels your frustration.. We have all been there... At times it seems impossible that your lure would not snag one they were so thick.
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    PL 68 rod

    For the rod, any XX or heavier rod will work... 770 XXXH, 2 x 4 etc.. I use a Penn 50T converted to high speed and two speed... works well for my 4 drops at a time.. haha.... It really is a lot of work... Now, most of the time, guys will be dropping int he middle of the night and no one is...
  61. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Wondering about Flying Fish

    Jerry Brown was the king of flylining a dead flyer on long trips.. he would let it drift back in the current from an anchored boat.. At the very least it was a big, shiny chunk.. He told me that he caught quite a few big fish on them... Now, down south there are a lot of sharks.. so my attempts...
  62. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Learning to weld rigging, The good, the Bad and the Ugly

    Save-on Tackle in Santa Fe Springs, CA. Does stock butt rings... In most sizes... I think they are 5 cents/ea. something like that.. It's a great way to pick up some sizes that you only need small quantities of, for example.. large rings for your jigs. Give them a call for more info, Here...
  63. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Offshore Fish of a Lifetime - Deep Drop Success!

    Congrats on a Fantastic catch... NO ELECTRIC reel.. it is a true sport caught broadbill, unlike some who do catch them with their single hook longlines aka, electric reels.
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    Offshore Check out this guy!

    https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=jet+ski+fishing+for+marlin+in+kona+hawaii&&view=detail&mid=C33F5D713F4C7AAB5EF0C33F5D713F4C7AAB5EF0&&FORM=VRDGAR&ru=%2Fvideos%2Fsearch%3Fq%3Djet%2Bski%2Bfishing%2Bfor%2Bmarlin%2Bin%2Bkona%2Bhawaii%26FORM%3DHDRSC3
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    Offshore Check out this guy!

    I've seen them launching out of Kona Hawaii targeting giant marlin and tuna... I've seen them with Penn 130's in their rod holders... Jeff.
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    Offshore SA 80 Cortez bank

    I saw the Royal Polaris was out there as well... Hope they also make a great catch Jeff.
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    Learning to weld rigging, The good, the Bad and the Ugly

    Here are photos of the process, I've posted this several times on this topic. Fisherman's hardware in Santa Fe springs does stock the butt rings.. So if you do not want to purchase thousands at a time from Rosco, this is a good option.. I use a cheap, very small paint brush to apply the...
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    Offshore Wed - with the fleet

    Of course that is Richard Losey... one of my best buddies... and a fantastic angler..
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    Offshore 7/23 @ the Corner

    Weather is a LOT calmer than Thursday..
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    Offshore Wed - with the fleet

    It turned a slow day into a great memory.. We did get lucky that the tiny hook held, the fish never jumped etc... And we were patient with the fish.. All 4 of us will remember the day with fondness.
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    Offshore Wed - with the fleet

    Here is the Marlin getting close to the boat.
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    Offshore Wed - with the fleet

    Fished with the fleet on a buddies (Freedom Boat club) 23 foot Key West CC... very nice boat.. The zone we were fishing was very slow, NW of the Coronados.. Never found any foamers, only some breaking fish looked like small bonito or other.. We were able to find one productive paddy...
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    Offshore Tips on Long Range

    Good question.. Say you go to dinner with your family.. The cute, young waitress, walks up, smiles at you... writes down you orders, maybe checks on you one or twice, then delivers your bill... You happily tip her 15% for all of her excessive labor.. right ? Now, consider.. on your fishing...
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    Go FundMe for Jesus Companioni

    A couple of shots of Jesus.. he is a great guy.. On those slow fishing days, he would always keep you laughing, with a joke, a story, or even a song.. (I was on a trip where he had the Abba song "Dancing Queen" in his head.. heard him singing it for day.
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    Bayrunner for sale project boat with 4 stroke

    https://www.facebook.com/?ref=tn_tnmn
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    Bayrunner for sale project boat with 4 stroke

    Sorry, it was already posted... did not want BD to miss out on this..
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    Offshore Four Pack Run & Gun

    https://www.facebook.com/billy.keleman
  78. Holi-e-Mackeral

    GT knot tutorial..

    I practice tied it with 60# Izorline to 100# spectra and it was no problem and not too bulky.. I would only use this on my smaller gear 60# and less as I Sato crimp everything else, Did not try it with Fluro which we all know is a lot stiffer than mono. I compared a Bob Sand's knot to this one...
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    GT knot tutorial..

    Try tying it a couple of times at home.. I did, super easy.. I have not used it yet, but will next time I change leader.. Lets get some feedback Jeff.
  80. Holi-e-Mackeral

    GT knot tutorial..

    Hey guys, I found this online.. Has anyone used this yet ? It is super easy to tie, needs no special tools and can be easily tied on deck.. Looking for feedback, Jeff
  81. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Okuma Alijos

    I think it just came out... unlikely anyone will have a used one for sale Jeff
  82. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Used 800 H

    Can you send me photos fo the 700 H ?
  83. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Skin Cancer; Need Fishing Hat

    https://www.coolibar.com/men/shop-by-activity/fishing-boating/unisex-fishing-mask-upf-50-m.html
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    Skin Cancer; Need Fishing Hat

    The Aaftco shirts work grea: https://aftco.com/collections/mens-hooded-sun-protection-fishing-shirts I also own several of these, also great.. loose around the neck and face.. https://www.sportsmansguide.com/product/index/guide-gear-men039s-cooling-fishing-hoodie-with-neck-gaiter?a=2192784...
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    Old trip reports

    Here is a compilation I put together years ago... Trip reports from the fleet for the epic 2005 fall season: It just does not get better or last longer .. A look back at the epic 2005 season.. Maybe lightning will strike again ?? Enjoy the From the Excelâs archives More than 200 pounds [...
  86. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Are masks a deal breaker?

    Neck buffs do not filter virus particles.. they are way too porus..
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    Local tackle storage

    What does he charge ?
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    Local tackle storage

    Good Question..
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    Offshore Upper Hidden 5/26 & Fish ID?

    Photo of a Bigeye tuna.. note the length of the pectoral fins... I"m pretty sure yours is a bluefin..
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    Brand New Talica 50

    15 rolls of toilet paper and a quart of hand sanitizer... final offer
  91. Holi-e-Mackeral

    When will we get grander BFT in SoCal?

    We have all seen Wicked Tuna... a lot of those fish don't appear to pull that hard.. Yes, the waters are deep here.. But, I think that a well equipped boat that hooks a 500 , 600# bluefin should be able to land them on heavy gear..
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    When will we get grander BFT in SoCal?

    I predict the fist 400# local bluefin tuna will be weighed this season.. seems like they are getting bigger every year.. Jeff.
  93. Holi-e-Mackeral

    PNW Aluminum fishing boat 22'-26'

    http://www.extremeboats.co.nz/aluminium-boats/game-king Check these out... made in NZ...
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    PNW Aluminum fishing boat 22'-26'

    https://www.northriverboats.com/recreational/seahawk-os-c-series/ https://www.hewescraft.com/products/alaskan/
  95. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Single Speed Reels Only Charter

    Passengers can only use Penn Jigmasters or older reels... rods have to be all glass..
  96. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Lets see your favorite landscape photo from a trip

    Great photos guys, keep them coming..
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    Lets see your favorite landscape photo from a trip

    San Benedicto back in the day
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    Lets see your favorite landscape photo from a trip

    Wow, what a great sunset
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    Lets see your favorite landscape photo from a trip

    Here is another one I shot down in PV, that bird sat there all day.
  100. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Lets see your favorite landscape photo from a trip

    Hey guys, with many of us stuck at home due to COVID, I thought it would be a good time to dig through your trip photos.. Let's see some of your fav photos from trips showing the beauty that we all love when on the water.. Tight lines, Jeff.
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    Long Range shutdown?

    How many of you have chosen to pay the tips to the crew for trips that were cancelled ?
  102. Holi-e-Mackeral

    COVID-19 (Coronavirus) effect on the San Diego Long Range Fleet

    Keep it in perspective... The 1918 pandemic virus, died out without any vaccination.. I feel confident that this pandemic will follow a similiar pattern.. Wait and see Jeff.
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    How many of you cancelling LR trips?

    I would have arrived at the hurricane Bank today to fish for giants.. instead I sit at home and dream of future giant tuna...
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    BET & Gorilla encounters

    For a grand slam, you would need, a big eye, albie, yellowfin, bluefin and an Opah... It is just too easy to catch 4 diff tuna during many seasons..
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    BET & Gorilla encounters

    First time I ever fished on a private boat... Back in around mid 80’s. We planned on fishing Albies offshore of SD. First thing in the morning we begin to troll, my rod. A D 7 Trulite paired with a black penn 6/0 filled with 80# mono. jig gets slammed, I cannot get the rod out of the holder...
  106. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Trip Roomate from Hell...

    On April fools day, I try to post up this classic post from AZTUNA... the author (not me) swears it is a true story.. who. Is know for. Sure ?
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    Trip Roomate from Hell...

    For those of you who have not read this before... "8 day trip. The entire point of a long range trip is to have fun. This involves catching a few fish, playing with a few shiny toys, good food, comradery, practical jokes, partying, etc. When approched correctly, it is one of the most...
  108. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Support long range fishing now

    As with The Right Kind, my fare for my trip that would have left this Friday 4-3-20 is rolled over to 2021.. My deposit that would have been for 2021 is rolled over to 2022.... Jeff.
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    How many of you cancelling LR trips?

    Along with “The Right Kind” our trip was cancelled, scheduled to leave next Friday 4/3... It was the right decision for the boat.. It’s sad to see the trip I always look forward to cancelled. . The vacation, the fellow passengers, fishing etc... But there will be other trips after Corona Virus...
  110. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Long Range shutdown?

    It's now official my Royal Polaris 18 day scheduled to depart on 4/3 is now cancelled.. The following trip is still scheduled to go(at least at this time).
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    Long Range shutdown?

    Dog House, perhaps you can tell us what you heard today ?
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    Hey Joe, all of the boats are shut down right now... The RP is out on a trip, so got out before...

    Hey Joe, all of the boats are shut down right now... The RP is out on a trip, so got out before the closures.. Now, I am scheduled to leave on that boat on an 18 day on 4/3... It's hard to beleive, but the boat has not officially cancelled the trip yet... the captain stated he will make the call...
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    Long Range shutdown?

    https://apnews.com/9c99d9ead1d95482f07ad7be445d29cf
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    Long Range shutdown?

    I called you on that for a reason.. Lets make sure we put out factual information during this challenging time.. Jeff
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    Long Range shutdown?

    Please state your source for it having an 100% infection rate... Show me the research Jeff.
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    Long Range shutdown?

    https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/sports/sports-columnists/story/2020-03-19/san-diego-sportfishing-fleet-coronavirus-concerns-ryan-bostian-frank-lopreste-pete-gray-markus-medak?fbclid=IwAR3vxzj4r8vAwK9BiZQZwd2piWpng1dYgnAFo93d2smdXpXCeLGAiHVijvs
  117. Holi-e-Mackeral

    800 XH

    Anyone use the Calstar 800XH or XXH for 50# on the bluefin ? Impressions, Jeff.
  118. Holi-e-Mackeral

    How many of you cancelling LR trips?

    There are several boats scheduled to depart on 18 day trips within the next 3 weeks... How will they react ?
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    Brand New Talica 50

    How about 10 rolls of TP for it ?
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    cow tuna sardine hooks

    Dont use this brand of hook... It's one of the brands mentioned by a previous post.
  121. Holi-e-Mackeral

    SUPER’s ON THE ROYAL STAR

    No permits are required to fish PV... Lots of huge fish caught there...
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    SUPER’s ON THE ROYAL STAR

    The local PV boats are never happy to see a big long range boat on their grounds.
  123. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Super Deal - 2 spots on Intrepid 16 day trip Feb 16-Mar 3

    When I retire, this is the sort of last min deal I will always be packed for...
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    Hey John, sometimes, a guy does not have the new rig on deck, he may want to run down to his...

    Hey John, sometimes, a guy does not have the new rig on deck, he may want to run down to his room, dig. In a tack box etc... next guy... this is mostly enforced when the fish are biting full speed.. If it is dead, most crews will be more. Forgiving.. moral of the story.. have your different...
  125. Holi-e-Mackeral

    On the boat I fish, if a guy does not have the right rig setup when his number is called, they...

    On the boat I fish, if a guy does not have the right rig setup when his number is called, they skip that guy and go to the next person... This mostly happens when the bite is going off and the do not want a delay in getting another kite bait out into the zone. The guy was only skipped, and goes...
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    Hi John, the reason we use quick release clips on our kite leaders is that the crew often...

    Hi John, the reason we use quick release clips on our kite leaders is that the crew often changes the kite bait when your turn comes up... they may say, put on a single hook rig for a flying fish, or go to a double trouble etc... if you are not ready, they will put the next guy out.. they want...
  127. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Cow jig reel?

    Yes, Penn 50T, two speeded with the higher speed gears.. great way to go.
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    Lost Catch on way to the processors?

    I did not see any fish tags either
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    Lost Catch on way to the processors?

    I don't think it was a passenger... There was way to many fish... unless 5 or more guys limited out on a trip... Jeff.
  130. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Which 100lb Pink Fluorocarbon?

    The issue with Blackwater is that you cannot buy it anymore.. seems to have gone away.. I love their line for giant yellowfin... but I have been forced to try other brands now.
  131. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Xtra Tuff vs Grunden boots

    https://grundens.com/shop/footwear/footwear-fishing-boots/deck-boss-ankle-boots/
  132. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Offshore New Marina- Ventura Harbor

    I'm not sure what the parking or other will be.. my point in posting this is for guys who are looking to get first shot at the openings once they open the marina up... get in on the ground level so to speak. Jeff.
  133. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Xtra Tuff vs Grunden boots

    AS with all of the other boot threads... There is no one boot brand or style that is ideal for every foot size and shape.. Extratuffs really are 1960's shoe technology, the fact that so many of you have to add inserts says a lot about their outdated design. Since the 1960's there has been a...
  134. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Offshore New Marina- Ventura Harbor

    Features 104 boat slips 90-foot public paddle board dock On-site dockmaster Ample parking Pump-out facility 35’ to 80’ Slips Complimentary WiFi Restroom and shower facilities Fun in the Sun Portside Ventura Harbor offers a recreational marina with more than 100 boat slips and a dedicated...
  135. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Offshore New Marina- Ventura Harbor

    https://portsideventuraharbor.com/marina Hey guys, This is just an FYI, This is a brand new marina in Ventura Harbor.. For those of you looking for slips on the central coast... Good luck, Jeff.
  136. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Red Rooster cup holder

    Hey guys, Thats the point of this post.. Some boats don't have cup holders for the tables... would like to see some PHOTOS of those from other boats... I'm sure you guys have photos from a meal showing the wood holders.. Jeff.
  137. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Red Rooster cup holder

    Hey does anyone have a photo of the wood cup holders that the Red Rooster has on their tables ? I remember them being wood and would hold around 6 cups ? Jeff
  138. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Spooler

    Take some better photos
  139. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Okuma Tessoro reels ?

    Hey guys, Anyone use them ? For light line applications ? 20 /30 #/40 ? I saw some on a trip I took and they looked like nice reels How do you use yours ? Jeff
  140. Holi-e-Mackeral

    DIY Indoor Rod Storage, photos?

    https://www.turners.com/promar/plastic-rod-rack-with-turners--14585
  141. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Fish 3 times the line test

    Here is my best... 331 # on 80# PV, Constitution a year ago Jeff.
  142. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Long Range photos, lets see them

    Here are some PV Constitution PV photos. Jeff.
  143. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Constitution trip 11-16 to 11-20 very shot

    Hey guys, Just got back last night.. we have a great trip, 12 guys, 19 tuna, with almost all of them trophy caliber. Our largest fish was 318 #, with several others larger than 250 # .. A majority were caught on the flyline... the rest on kite.. Here are just a couple of photos. Jeff.
  144. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Enchilada Negra *SOLD*

    I will see you my thick wall D 7, for $ 6,000, let the bidding war begin.
  145. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Long Range photos, lets see them

    Wow, found this online this morning.. I did not take it myself, but a pretty amazing shot..
  146. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Restaurants near the landings

    https://www.yelp.com/biz/surf-side-deli-san-diego Surfside Deli... What a great way to finish your trip than to pick up one of their excellent sandwiches for your drive home... you will be back there on your next visit... Jeff.
  147. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Long Range photos, lets see them

    Great photos.. :appl::gaygroup:
  148. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Could it be? 2005 Lower Banks fishing again!

    How good was 2005 on the innner banks... I compiled these reports for the fleet during that season... A look back at the epic 2005 season.. Maybe lightning will strike again ?? Enjoy the reports.. REmember this was 2005 From the Excel’s archives More than 200 pounds [ added October 15...
  149. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Avet HX

    Sure, why not Jeff
  150. Holi-e-Mackeral

    MAG BAY MAG TRAK 10

    This April my buddy trolled one at the HB... caught some wahoo.. they work, Jeff.
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    RIP Richard

    Lets see some photos of him as a tribute..
  152. Holi-e-Mackeral

    PEI today

    Hey guys, A couple of my buddies are fishing PEI they report good fishing
  153. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Offshore Apollo super cows..

    That is a local fish out near San Clemente Island... Congrats, Jan Howard Jeff.
  154. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Offshore Apollo super cows..

    I heard that Apollo hit the jackpot on super cows... also the Constitution caught one over 250#... I 'm looking forward to the reports.. JEff.
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    .......,..

    Take off the cover, and take photos so we can see what the boat looks like.. get on a ladder to do it.. realy.
  156. Holi-e-Mackeral

    .......,..

    I would suggest you take some photos showing the entire boat from the side
  157. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Offshore Deep Drop Swords

    Written by Zane Grey at the turn of last century about broadbill: “I saw Cami’s hand three days later and it still looked like a baseball mitt--it was all puffed up,” Johnny Cadman, a friend of Garnier’s who works at Avalon Seafood and weigh station on Santa Catalina Island, said Wednesday...
  158. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Wooden Tackle Box Pictures and Builders

    Wow, really cool box..
  159. Holi-e-Mackeral

    They were biting today at PEI.

    So the boat used their one and only yearly tag on a 450# fish ? seems so surprising when they routinely catch 800 # and up fish on a daily basis...
  160. Holi-e-Mackeral

    They were biting today at PEI.

    I did not think you were able to kill any BFT up there ? Please explain..
  161. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Offshore Pride incident

    On Wicked Tuna, Maricinko, catches a tuna, drives to the port to unload it, then drives back out .. He then bitches like crazy that some guys are fishing his spot on the open ocean... They should know better than to fish his numbers he stated
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    Long Range photos, lets see them

    Hey Guys, 8-19, please contribute to this forum.. Jeff.
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    Open spot in Nov.. Constitution

    Those are the way to go... for sure.. Jeff
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    Open spot in Nov.. Constitution

    You can bring 50# ice chests back as checked bags.. You can bring as many of them as you want, you just pay extra bag charges for each, after your free checked bag with many airlines.. Many of our guys buy the ice chests down in the marina, if they need more of them.. The boat will cut...
  165. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Open spot in Nov.. Constitution

    Hey guys, I filled the last open spot.. but, I will keep a "wait list' in case one of the guys has to cancel.. so let me know, we always have a couple of open spots open up.. so if you are interested in 2020 let me know.. Jeff.
  166. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Offshore YFT Chum? Anything other than live stuff?

    Last Sunday fishing south West of the 302, all our bait died... We caught fish on dead sardines on a sinker rig.. (posted report).. yes, yft eat dead bait all the time.. Jeff.
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    PEI they are biting

    That was 2018// my Buddies are going again next month.. What boat are you on ? Jef.f
  168. Holi-e-Mackeral

    New wahoo troller

    In April a buddy of mine fished one of those on my 18 day.. He did get his share of wahoo Jeff
  169. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Open spots on the Constitution in Nov....

    Update, 8-22-19 Hey guys, we have one last open spot.. come join us in targeting giants,.. Jeff.
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    Open spot in Nov.. Constitution

    Hey Guys update 8-22-19, I have one last open spot.. come join us.. Jeff
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    Flat Fall Rigging

    Never miss a bite with this
  172. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Offshore Sunday 302 zone..

    Yes, the bait pump screen was clogged, so when he tried the hose, something died.. He will find out if it was the pump, switch etc this week.. Here are a couple of video we shot Jeff
  173. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Offshore Sunday 302 zone..

    Things did look grim after the bait died... I was not that optimistic when it happened. But, we ran all the way out there.. we had to try, and on this occasion we got lucky with our new secret method. Jeff.
  174. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Offshore Sunday 302 zone..

    Hey Guys, Quick report.. Headed out on my buddies boat “Sales Meeting” Sunday morning, 18 foot proline. Launched Shelter Island. Baited up with small/med sized sardines, with a smaller number of larger models... great looking bait.. Ran out towards the 302.. weather was fantastic all day...
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    Offshore taking a poll

    No doubt about it.. he should have hooked and handed at the very least.. Jeff
  176. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Offshore A bunch of 300+ pound Bluefin landed.

    You would hook a live flyer the same way you hook it for a kite bait
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    Offshore Little G has The Big D!

    Hey Mike, Great report (as always),, what an epic adventure.. Tight lines, Jeff
  178. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Local Super Cow

    Hey guys, Do you know if any Bluefin tuna over 300# have been caught yet this summer ?(2019).. I heard a rumor that one was weighed this weekend in Avalon... maybe it was the first ? Jeff
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    Offshore Moo Cow

    How about a fish report ?
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    Cows mixed with smaller fish?

    I have a feeling a kite was involved Big gear, makes that an easy catch Jeff
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    Strange fish

    I’ve never seen or heard of it.. Jeff
  182. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Open spot in Nov.. Constitution

    Hey guys, A couple of spots opened up on my trip in PV in Nov. on the Constitution. Tripe date: 11-16 returns 11-20 (Sat through Wed). 3 full days targeting giants. 12 guys max on the boat... this leads to a huge amount of rail space. Last year on this date we had 2 fish over 300# with...
  183. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Open spots on the Constitution in Nov....

    Hey guys, A couple of spots opened up on my Constituon trip down in PV. Dates: Nov 16'th returns Nov 20'th, Sat through Wed. 3 full days targeting giant tuna. There will only be 12 anglers so there will be a huge amount of rail space... Last year, we had 2 fish over 300 #, with several...
  184. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Best Open Party Deep Sea Fishing?

    The Liberty caught 294 Yellowtail and 30 Bonito for 59 anglers on their Full-day trip.
  185. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Newell S 533 5.5 In excellent condition

    Hey Guys, SOLD I have this S 533 5.5 for sale.. It's in great condition has not been on the water in years... $ 175,00 Jeff.
  186. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Avet LX 2 Speed 6/3 Purple

    The reel is full of spectra 60# Jerry Brown line one hollow. It should have around 600 yards on it.. Jeff
  187. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Avet LX 2 Speed 6/3 Purple

    SOLD Hey Guys, I'm selling this Avet LX 6/3 2 speed.. Great reel for our local bluefin, yellowtail etc. $ 270.00 with tho box, clamp etc.. Reel is very lightly fished in near new condition.. I just don't use this reel any more, so it has to go... If you want the spectra it will be extra...
  188. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Brand New Original Hooker Intruder Decided to keep it

    Leave them at home, the wahoo will not bite them..
  189. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Loaded Rare Parker 2310

    Why not post a price ?
  190. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Tady Jig rings

    Save on Tackle in Whittier has butt rings in many sizes available.. You do not need to purchase 1000's of them at a time as with some of the others... such as "Rosco" https://savontackleandfishing.com/
  191. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Offshore Bft jig rigging

    The loop are simply a hollow spectra splice.. An 8 1/2 inch piece of spectra will make a 2 in loop.. Hollow to hollow to itself.. I thank the author of this thread for the suggestion.. super easy if you already know how to do a hollow/hollow splice Jeff.
  192. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Offshore Bft jig rigging

    The big advantage of this rigging is that you can use a much larger circle hook.. I doubt if the weight of the flat fall will dislodge the hook... We catch cows down south with 16 oz torpedos that don't pull the hooks.
  193. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Offshore Bft jig rigging

    Here is another photo of this rigging (care of Aaron F)
  194. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Offshore Bft jig rigging

    That's what BD member "Aaron F." reported doing 2 years ago.. he was the first.. Thank you for sharing this with everyone here Jeff
  195. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Production JRI Intruder Makes It's Debut

    Yes, I caught several wahoo in April on my Royal Polaris trip.. Here is a photo after 2 or 3 troll rotations.. They tracked straight as an arrow... I did take it out of the water for part of the trip as we were losing jigs when hooked troll wahoo were being eaten by the sharks, with the loss...
  196. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Long Range photos, lets see them

    Great photo :jig:
  197. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Looking for Calstrar blanks

    Hey guys, once again, BD is a fantastic community.. I did find the blanks... thank you for the advice Tight lines, Jeff
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    Custom 90J

    Sold to John.
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    Lost in time.

    When it's biting, it is amazing.. This is one morning's fishing.. Almost every one of those fish was over 200# when weighed back in san Diego.. We had lots of fish that trip that weighed 190 to 198# that would all have been cows if we had a scale back then... I think this was 2003
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    Lost in time.

    When you walk on the atoll, the crabs have burrowed into the ground everywhere.. so you sink into their holes on most of your steps.. What you cannot see in the photos is the opressive heat (most of the time) down there, at least on my trips (April ). You pray for rain as it will be the only...
  201. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Lost in time.

    I've been to Clipperton 5 times.. Its an amazing place to visit.. Here are a couple of shots from my visits. Jeff
  202. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Long Range photos, lets see them

    Hey Guys, lets see your recent photos Jeff
  203. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Long Range photos, lets see them

    New photos, April 2019 RP trip..
  204. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Custom 90J

    Hey Guys, I have a very nice black/purple custom Calsatr 90 J, Asking $ 200.00 Jeff
  205. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Looking for Calstrar blanks

    Hey guys, I'm looking for an 800 XH Blank Thank you for the suggestions, Jeff
  206. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Looking for Calstrar blanks

    Hey guys, Any suggestions who stocks Calstar Grafighter blanks (not finished rods) here in Southern CA ? Specifically an 800XH Jeff
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    She's under construction Part...?

    Is the boat finished yet ?
  208. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Grande 1.5 days "Mucho Grande Fish"

    Looks like the website, has not updated the thread dates.. Note this is from 2007
  209. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Custom Calstar 90 J

    I have a very lightly used Custom Calstar 90 J, (black and purple wrap). I'm looking to trade for a Calstar 800 XH... Factory/custom It's just too long of a rod for me.. Please let me know what you have... I'm in the OC Jeff
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    What else?

    http://www.surfsidedelisd.com/ Get lunch at Surfside Deli after you unload the boat and make the drive home.. Amazing.. Jeff.
  211. Holi-e-Mackeral

    What else?

    Burrito run before the boat leaves the dock
  212. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Looking for a Calstar 800 XH

    Hey guys, I'm looking for a Calstar 800 XH, factory or custom is ok. Let me know what you have... Open to trades as well.. Jeff
  213. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Threadlock spectra

    Has anyone used this in the 130# ? What did you think ? Jeff
  214. Holi-e-Mackeral

    RP trip short.

    Here is a Nice tuna being gaffed.. John Yamate was the angler.
  215. Holi-e-Mackeral

    RP trip short.

    Hey guys, Just got back last night from Cabo.. on the way home from the RP trip.. As we know, Roy Rose always has exclusive reservations for cow tuna... and he did not let us down... many have already seen the boats trip report so I will not do a trip report.. Alios Rocks on the way down...
  216. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Production JRI Intruder Makes It's Debut

    Don't waste your money, the Wahoo do not like the new lures... hahah.. this is only after 3 troll rotations... then I took it out of the rotation, as we we losing jigs to the sharks... I just flew home from the RP trip Friday... boat back at the dock on Mondya..
  217. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Where's Kenny?

    No doubt, Kenny is a very talented chef.. I wish him well Jeff
  218. Holi-e-Mackeral

    seadoo Fish pro

    I saw this online... This looks really cool.. I would love some insight about fishing from a PWC Jeff
  219. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Polarized sunglasses fishing

    https://www.costadelmar.com/us/en/prescription-sunglasses Costa Sunglass website for RX lenses.. It's so easy, even a fisherman can do it Jeff
  220. Holi-e-Mackeral

    My new Hero- This guy- 94 yrs old on a 18 day.

    My Older angler idol is Clyde Smith. He is in his 80's now and fished 18 day trips until 2 seasons back when he had an ankle injury.. He fished as hard or harder than guys half his age.. He always caught more than his fair share and was a wise and entertaining boat mate.. If I can fish 1/2 as...
  221. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Trip Report: Red Rooster, 3/1 - 3/16

    Did you have to take turns using the wading pool ?
  222. Holi-e-Mackeral

    is it cool to bring an exercise bike on a 7-10 day trip?

    I've actually seen guys bring a small wading pool on an 18 day trip.. This photo was from April 2001. Catchy Tackle sponsored trip to Clarion/HB. The Catchy Tackle guys, also brought floating pool recliners to use in their pool. The Bar they brought along was massively impressive
  223. Holi-e-Mackeral

    is it cool to bring an exercise bike on a 7-10 day trip?

    I was on an 18 day trip where 3 younger guys brought a gaming computer and big monitor to play video games in the galley for the trip down and to the cape..
  224. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Surprise Find

    They stole Loc’s idea.. Jeff
  225. Holi-e-Mackeral

    The lower banks???

    This is from 2005 as a reminder to everyone of the inner banks potential. A look back at the epic 2005 season.. Maybe lightning will strike again ?? Enjoy the From the Excel’s archives More than 200 pounds [ added October 15, 2005 ] Hello Anglers, Today we arrived at the dock and...
  226. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Backup Rig Harness

    How are you attaching it to the rod/reel ?
  227. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Accurate ATD handles unused

    Sorry, the price stands as it is.. it is a great deal... Jeff
  228. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Accurate ATD handles unused

    Hey Jason, Yes, they are. All still available.. Jeff
  229. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Big Tuna from rocks

    Its too bad that Ascension Island is closed to tourism right now.. They are working on their runway... They have some amazing fishing there.. Jeff
  230. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Big Tuna from rocks

    That fish was 231 #.. from the rocks at Ascension Island... Jeff
  231. Holi-e-Mackeral

    WTB - X-tra tuff or Shimano boots

    We have heard that Lacrosse discontinued the "Hampton Boots", but they can still be found on line.. if you are persistent. They have a new boot called the "Alpha Muddy"" looks exactly like the Hampton, but it is a shorty boot.. most likely shorter than we would want for a fishing boot.. I...
  232. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Fish 3 times the line test

    How about this one, my buddy Greg C, with his 262 # bluefin tuna caught on a Trinidad 40, Calstar 700H, and 50 # mono on a popper.. Best part of his catch the first summer that the larger bft arrived back in our waters is that he used his go pro to record the entire fight.. I have posted this...
  233. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Fish 3 times the line test

    For me it was my 331# Yellowfin caught in Nov. on the Constituion down in PV.. Topshot was 80# Blackwater Jeff
  234. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Production JRI Intruder Makes It's Debut

    Last April, The Pink Bomber's also worked well..
  235. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Long range tackle for sale

    You may want to post photos Jefff
  236. Holi-e-Mackeral

    LaCrosse Hampton Boots

    They are mine, all mine.... A back up pair, to my back up pair.. I'm set for the next 20 years.. Jeff
  237. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Help with tackle box handle. Butch Green Box

    Here you go.... https://www.lowes.com/pd/Gatehouse-Black-Gate-Pull/1000138521
  238. Holi-e-Mackeral

    UV Charging, One Hand and the Rail

    Bless you Loc, We need more guys like you who are tinkering, and thinking outside the box.. Keep it up.. Jeff
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    Accurate ATD handles unused

    Hey guys, I have these brand new Accurate handles... for sale.. (I switch them out for rubber style ). List is around $ 50.00 per each. I will sell them for $ 35.00 /ea Let me know if you are interested.. . Jeff.
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    Intrepid - Silent Jim 15-day report

    Great report Paul... Jeff
  241. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Accurate ATD metal handles (un-used)

    Hey guys, I have 5 of the Accurate ATD handles (knobs).. I always replace them with the rubber style before use.. They have been collecting dust.. These are from ATD 50's and ATD 30's The retail on these is $ 49.95 I will sell them at $ 35.00 per each.. See attached photos Jeff
  242. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Polarized sunglasses fishing

    Big time Costa user.. As with others Glass 580 is the way to go.. Your eyes are worth investing in with a pair of glasses (or several) that will last 10 times longer than the cheap brands and protect your eyes a lot better.. Tip: Many of us have HSA's from work.. Many of them allow you to use...
  243. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Little ACTIVITY ON THIS FORUM FOR WINTER

    Don't forget this classic: Tight lines.. JEff "8 day trip. The entire point of a long range trip is to have fun. This involves catching a few fish, playing with a few shiny toys, good food, comradery, practical jokes, partying, etc. When approched correctly, it is one of the most addictive...
  244. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Little ACTIVITY ON THIS FORUM FOR WINTER

    How about this pedistal that an "un-named angler built".. Not me... Jeff
  245. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Shimano Rod/Reel Rack

    https://www.turners.com/promar/plastic-rod-rack-with-turners--14585
  246. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Now that is a huge. Yellowtail

    Sick those NZ yellows.. You guys love to pose with them like that... You must be covered in slime afterwards.. Jeff
  247. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Old friend, new friend, and Jerry Brown

    Great post.. Jeff
  248. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Now that is a huge. Yellowtail

    We all know that was not La Jolla... Guy told me it was NZ (as most of you correctly guessed)... pretty amazng Jeff
  249. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Now that is a huge. Yellowtail

    Had a guy send me this photo.. told me it was the world record yellowtail caught from shore... claims it is over 100#, I believe it... Now, I would love to see something like this chasing my jig.. Jeff
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    2019 FIRST SUPER COW!!

    Please provide GPS coordinates where this was caught.
  251. Holi-e-Mackeral

    2019 FIRST SUPER COW!!

    What were the measurments of that fish ? Jeff
  252. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Better Photos

    https://www.costco.com/Olympus-Tough-TG-5-Camera-Bundle.product.100372136.html
  253. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Bees Knees

    Another "old school" method of tensioning line, especially spectra.. Is to spool the spectra first onto an old Penn 6/0 (or what ever old empty reel you have).. Then use the reels drag to provide the tension when you then spool onto your new reel.. It does work very well.. tight lines, Jeff
  254. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Heavy line hook knot test

    https://www.netknots.com/fishing_knots/jansik-special
  255. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Bayrunner fixer upper

    https://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/boa/d/18-ft-bayrunner/6772249373.html I found this on Craigslist... Its' not my boat.. but thought someone here may be interested.. Jeff
  256. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Spectra brand weights

    Lets not all assume that a short topshots is always the best way to go.. On some trips long topshots out fish the short.. On some trips, guys fishing mono get more bites than everyone else fishing fluro.. The point being, we should not all get set in our ways on what the best rigging should...
  257. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Excel 16 day

    Fantastic Report... All I can say is Wow, some of the best photos I've seen in a long time.. The angles were superb... Tight lines, Jeff
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    If HB is very slow or dead, what will happen on an 18 day trip.

    On some trips there are a lot of puffers under the lights at night... not every trip.. maybe they are spawning ? Some trips big numbers are caught, most you don’t see very many. When they are they get scooped like a flying fish..
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    If HB is very slow or dead, what will happen on an 18 day trip.

    I got this fish on a live puffer under a bobber balloon..... day time..
  260. Holi-e-Mackeral

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

    One of my very best trips to the HB the puffers were on fire... all cows.. at night.. We were fighting over puffers with 3 hook holes in them... very durable baits Jeff
  261. Holi-e-Mackeral

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

    Stomach contents from a tuna when they were on the box fish.. very slow trip... I think this was from 2009 Jeff
  262. Holi-e-Mackeral

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

    Red Rooster report just shows you that fishing is always changing... currents, bait, moon phase,etc.... Jeff
  263. Holi-e-Mackeral

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

    When their stomachs are full of box fish it can be challenging.
  264. Holi-e-Mackeral

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

    You do enough trips you will see the highs and lows.. I’ve seen trips were one never got a bait bite during 8 days of hard fishing. A long trip where you caught a tagable fish every day would be considered excellent... (Tuna). You take the good with the bad trips... No matter what...
  265. Holi-e-Mackeral

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

    Don't get excited, the southern zone has always had its ups and down..I don't think this year is any different.. Some years the bank produces best early, other years the spring trips do better.. Both, of them do produce slow trips as well.. It can change from week to week... Just go, and have...
  266. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Lets see your best long range photos 2018

    This bird sat up there all day long.. very ta me, fed him a couple of live cabbies..
  267. Holi-e-Mackeral

    LaCrosse Hampton Boots

    These are the best deck boots I've ever used... they fit like a tennis shoe.. I've used them for 7 years or longer.... I would buy these but I already have 2 pairs.. Killer deal, Jeff
  268. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Constitution cows

    Ted is the angler in the blue shirt, he hooked the fish when it was still light, he was so focussed on fighting the fish, it must have never occurred to him to take off his sunglasses... Jeff
  269. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Constitution cows

    This was a trip about quality over quantity... you really had to work hard to get a fish during our 3 days of fishing... (also be lucky to get that bite)... But, it's not often that you see 12 guys, catch 2 super cows over a couple of days.. Jeff
  270. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Constitution cows

    Here are some photos of the other super Cow, Rick Haak and some other great photos.
  271. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Holie Mackeral!!!

    Thank you for the congrats on my fish of a lifetime.. It was caught on 80# topshot, atd 30... took me and hour and 45 min to bring him to the boat... No line marks as he fought most of the fight a long way out from the boat.. did not spend much time doing circles next to the boat... Jeff
  272. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Constitution cows

    Hey guys, that fish was just caught.. no rigor at all.. It was pushing hard against my legs as I tried to keep it still for the photos.. I'm still so amazed that I was lucky enough to hook and land that giant
  273. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Lets see your best long range photos 2018

    335 # on 80# PV in the Constitution. 11-19-18 Cast cabbie fish of a lifetime
  274. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Constitution cows

    back this morning, Report to follow I caught this 331# super cow on a cast cabbie. ATD 30, cal star custom 770xxh (Ken’s Custom Reels) and 80# Blackwater Fluro
  275. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Prowler involved in collision

    http://www.thelog.com/snw/questions-abound-about-prowler-vs-attessa-iv-collision/
  276. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Traveling with reels to Cabo

    I've seen the same thing in PV Mexico.. They have never let us carry our reels home as carry on... so have checked them every year since we got stopped at the x ray machine. Jeff
  277. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Cousins rods question

    Hey guys, I ran down to the Fishermans landing, tackle days yesterday and picked up a Cousins rod 50% off.. I'm a Calstar guy, any comments on the Cousins (rod is similiar to a 770XXXH...) Jeff
  278. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Offshore What happened to the Prowler?

    https://www.10news.com/news/10news-exclusive-boat-crash-survivor-recalls-moment-of-impact?fbclid=IwAR0U7OkQPKfcO_h15jEDFVTo_z3PcSjWMzShlN6Cc0qNdRgVDLeVprLggEU
  279. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Prowler involved in collision

    Hey anyone on that trip ? I saw the report yesterday morning.. sounds really bad.. http://www.cbs8.com/story/39368788/yacht-and-sport-fishing-boat-collide-in-the-pacific-near-the-us-mexico-border Any updates ? Jeff
  280. Holi-e-Mackeral

    GloJRI8 or PL68 squid conversion??

    Hey guys, I love that Loc is trying new things and thinking outside the box.. Lets not all become crusty old codgers that are stuck in our ways and closed to new ideas and innovation... Jeff
  281. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Guadalupe weather forecast for the next few days

    A friend of mine just got back from the Lupe on the Apollo, he reported limit style fishing.. he had a fantastic trip.. Jeff
  282. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Lets see your best long range photos 2018

    Great shots... Jeff
  283. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Lets see your best long range photos 2018

    https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/long-range-photos-lets-see-them.278513/ Hey Guys, This thread has been running for years.. you will find some amazing shots from our amazing members.. Lets see some new photos from your adventures from this year and moving forward.. If you have not...
  284. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Better Photos

    https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/long-range-photos-lets-see-them.278513/ Literally hundreds of great shots from BD members on this ongoing thread.. Jeff
  285. Holi-e-Mackeral

    What are the best gloves for LR Fishing?

    https://www.tackledirect.com/pelagic-battle-glove.html I prefer the Pelagic gloves..the spectra stripping fingers are a little longer than the others.. I only wear them once I have hooked a fish.. as others have said, I don't like handling bait with gloves on... a crew member can help you put...
  286. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Heavier/Lighter Kite Reel

    Yes, the 80 is a beast, and perhaps on a "once in a lifetime fish" it could make a difference.. the other 99% of the time, I see no reason for that size reel.. It's just too heavy to hold for a long kite rotation for most of us.. Jeff
  287. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Heavier/Lighter Kite Reel

    Cals has been installing them for decades.. He even has them for Tiagra' 50 w's.. He did mine. Jeff
  288. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Heavier/Lighter Kite Reel

    I fish the kite with a 50W, I've never had any issues with it or line capacity.. Jeff
  289. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Now that is a big Bluefin Tuna

    Quite a few guys have determined that this is from PEI Canada.. Fish was estimated at over 700#.. All fish are released to fight another day up there.. I also posted this up in the PEI reports section.. My guys are fishing today, Tues, so I'm sure they will share more photos this afternoon...
  290. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Now that is a big Bluefin Tuna

    Fighting one of the giants
  291. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Now that is a big Bluefin Tuna

    That fish is well over 600#..
  292. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Tropical Storm Rosa

    https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/refresh/graphics_ep5+shtml/203456.shtml?gm_track#contents
  293. Holi-e-Mackeral

    PEI they are biting

    From Today Sunday
  294. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Now that is a big Bluefin Tuna

    Here is a video they shot earlier today Sunday... Another huge fish, yes, it was released.. JEff
  295. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Now that is a big Bluefin Tuna

    I you look carefully at the photo you will see there are no gaffs stuck into it's body.. one is on the dorsal fin, the other is holding the tail.. clean release
  296. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Now that is a big Bluefin Tuna

    Fish was released unharmed other than it's pride
  297. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Now that is a big Bluefin Tuna

    There has been no alteration to that photos.. was taken earlier today.. Jeff
  298. Holi-e-Mackeral

    PEI they are biting

    Hey guys, My Buddy Mark Frankernberger, sent me this photo from PEI this afternoon.. They have caught several fish this size over the last 2 days... Pretty awsome fish Jeff
  299. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Now that is a big Bluefin Tuna

    How about this one ? Any guess on its size ? Jeff
  300. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Fish reports ?

    Any new reports ? My Buddy Richard will be fishing there for 4 day starting on Friday or Sat... Jeff
  301. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Crimper Recommendation

    https://www.meltontackle.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=Crimpers#page=0&top=1&
  302. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Constitution PV trip Opening... in Nov

    Hey Guys, Sorry, looks like that spot is full... I always welcome guys to put on my waiting list.. If you want me to add you, send me a PM with your contact information Tight lines, Jeff
  303. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Rare opening on Nov 17 Constituion trip in PV.. 3 1/2 day trip

    Hey Guys, Looks like that spot is filled... that did not take long.. I always welcome guys to a wait list.. we seem to have one or two spots that open up every year... If you want to be on my call list, PM your contact info.. Tight lines, Jeff
  304. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Constitution PV trip Opening... in Nov

    Hey Guys, I a spot opened up on my Nov 17 (sat) to Nov 21'st(Wed, home for TG the next day) cow safari on the Constitution down in PV Mexcio. We only have 12 anglers, so there will be a huge amount of rails space.. We will have 3 full days of fisihing, all meals etc... Please let me know...
  305. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Just bring it all...

    Think about it, you are targeting HB fish, for 1/3 the price.. fishing time will be off the chart.. Jeff
  306. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Just bring it all...

    Drive to San Clemente, target big fish for the entire trip.. sort of like fishing at Clarion Back in the day Jeff
  307. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Rare opening on Nov 17 Constituion trip in PV.. 3 1/2 day trip

    Hey guys, Looks like one of my guys is dropping out of trip.. We should have 1 open spot.. Sat Nov 17 returning Wed Nov 21, gets you home for TG the next day. We have a great group of guys and expect great fishing.. We only have 12 guys, so there is a huge amount of room at the rail.. If...
  308. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Extreme boats..

    http://www.extremeboats.co.nz/aluminium-boats
  309. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Extreme boats..

    I saw this online.. These are Aluminum.. has anyone ever seen one here on the West Coast ? They look like really cool little boats.. Tight lines, Jeff
  310. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Stuff I've learned

    Attitude, The very finest anglers I’ve been fortunate enough to share a long range boat with, always remain positive even when they are having a slow or challenging trip.. We have all seen guys have a meltdown after multiple days without a bite, often they are trying to hard.. I’ve learned to...
  311. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Most 300lb,200lb,and 100lb YFT Caught in a Single Day

    If you fish enough trips, you will eventually (with a little luck) experience a fantastic trip.. I had one trip that I got a 247 # and a 245# before the sun rose one morning while at the Hurricane Bank... As for for number of days without a tuna bite on a live bait ? on two trips in the zone...
  312. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Offshore Got a Cow bite, chewed through like a wahoo!

    I think the most likely scenario is that the fish swallowed your bait, J hook in his stomach, leader dragging across his teeth... I'm not sure why your boat chose a J hook as per my earlier post.. Jeff
  313. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Offshore Got a Cow bite, chewed through like a wahoo!

    The first mistake was using a J hook for this application... It has been well proven that using a big Circle hook prevents almost all chew offs. I fish the Royal Polaris on 18 day trips... They strongly suggest we use the 20/0 Mustads, Super Mutus and the same size Eagle Claws.. they just...
  314. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Offshore Sometimes the BFT bite..

    Found this online this morning... I love it when they bite a lure.. Tight lines, Jeff
  315. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Portable Solder Kit

    http://www.carbideprocessors.com/black-brazing-flux/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI0qvV4Mz53AIVyMDACh186gnVEAQYAyABEgK7dvD_BwE Is this the black flux you use ? I've always used the white without issues, but I'm open to trying it..
  316. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Portable Solder Kit

    What Fishbuzz said.. I always bring my kit, and on every trip, I help guys who need hooks replaced... Lost of Maurader hooks break off when they hit the deck... (Usually after, Gary, therightkind, did them a year previous)... hahah... Jeff
  317. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Portable Solder Kit

    I learned how to do this from "Therightkind..." Here are some photos I've posted in the past. use two "lines man plyers" to open/close the rings.. The flat ends make this very easy. Also: one tip: After doing the braise, drop the ring in cold water.. this cleans off the flux so the rings...
  318. Holi-e-Mackeral

    PEI 2016 Video

    What is the yellow cord they are sliding down the line ?
  319. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Rigging Flat Fall lures for Big Tuna

    The main question is: Does adding all those additional hooks really make a difference ? If that big jobu is in the fishes mouth, why 4 more hooks ? For those of you who wave spent time dropping them .. what are your thoughts ? Jeff
  320. Holi-e-Mackeral

    New 2018 Parker 2320 Build

    Your boat looks fantastic... you have done a great job of outfitting it.. Now, if you want every possible upgrade (regardless of cost).. there are two more items for you to consider. https://www.seakeeper.com/performance/ You can add a FLIR for running at night and a Seakeeper... Tight...
  321. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Offshore Late report- Jumbo Tuna got me!

    Hey these big BFT can be caught on lighter tackle if you are lucky.. 3 summers back Greg, caught this 262# fish.. part one of the videos... TN 40, 65# spectra to 50 # mono... If you have not seen the video, enjoy...
  322. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Offshore Flatfalls

    Time to learn how to do our own rings.. I did this, took me 3 min.. Jeff
  323. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Guadalupe Permit fees ?

    I do think the $ 400 included the permits and the FMM etc.. still seems high to me, but he did tell me the trip was going with a light load... Jeff
  324. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Guadalupe Permit fees ?

    Hey Guys, For those who have visited the Lupe this season, what were you charged for permits ? A buddy of mine was told that his fees for a 6 day leaving this Sunday on the Rooster will be $ 400.00/guy..(I think that incuded the FMM and other additional last min charges) Is that in line for...
  325. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Offshore Flatfalls

    Another angler on this site, swears by this rigging.. If they eat it, you have that large circle hook in their jaw... Jeff
  326. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Offshore Late report- Jumbo Tuna got me!

    Thank you for the suggestion to watch on my I phone.. it works there.. Wow, quite a show.. Jeff
  327. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Offshore Late report- Jumbo Tuna got me!

    Getting audio, but no video ?
  328. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Great Marine Weather web site..

    http://thefishingweatherman.com/index.php/forecasts Hey guys, I found this site.. it has lots of links for great information... FYI, Jeff
  329. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Offshore Friday at Clemente....

    Ran out Friday morning on my buddy's boat "Sales Meeting", Decent conditions for an 19 foot cc.. My report is that we did not see any bluefin the entire day, nor did we see anyone else hooked up or reports of landed fish.. We did see one small spot of yellowfin that popped up than down...
  330. Holi-e-Mackeral

    wahoo fly?

    Wile fishing at the HB on the RP, around 8 years ago, I watched a wahoo jump, pass between myself and another passenger (missed me by about 18 inches), hit the bait tank, and then slam onto the deck.. We both looked at each other, smiled and then debated who got to tag the fish... Jeff
  331. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Kite set ups

    With your own kite gear, you will always know what condition the spectra is in... if there is a bad spot, you can splice it out... I've had some bad experiences down in PV, using the boats kite gear.. due to broken spectra on what I consider light drags... I've never broken spectra on my own...
  332. Holi-e-Mackeral

    What a find.

  333. Holi-e-Mackeral

    What a find.

    Photo of a 2004 circle hook after losing a cow.. There is a reason many crews tell guys not to use them when targeting giants.. Jeff
  334. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Assist Hooks Used For Chandelier Rig?

    After your 10'th tangle, you will re-think the method, unless it works.... Jeff
  335. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Yeti cup tipping over on trip ? what to do.

    The tables on all long range boats are wood, they usually have a carpet cover on them, so a suction cup would not work (at least on the RP).. so the propane base units I posted about work perfectly.. for any size cup... I had guys using them on the little yeti's, plastic cups etc.. I would...
  336. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Yeti cup tipping over on trip ? what to do.

    I just purchased two more of the bases for my next 18 day.. guys on every table were borrowing the two I brought last year..so I will have more to share next time.. Wait for Bass Pro to have their free shipping to order them.. the do this from time to time.. Jeff
  337. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Socorro Air Strip

    I have only been on one trip where we had to evacuate a passenger due to a medical issue.. on that trip, we had two evacuations.. One was to Cedros the other was to Socorro.. There is no need to go into the specifics of the medical condition.. The Mexican staff at both islands were very...
  338. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Bayrunner for sale from Online

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/564679630351453/?fref=nf Saw this online.. I know there is always interest in these... I'm not affiliated with the seller... FYI Jeff
  339. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Spinners on the Rail?

    My buddy got a 261 # bft 3 years ago. 10 miles out from Oceanside.. Trinidad 40,. 700 H , 50# came right to his skiff.. hardly caught at all.. Look it up on youtube "giant tuna on popper" Jeff
  340. Holi-e-Mackeral

    General Info on the Independence

    Why don't some of you post ups some photos of the boat, staterooms etc for him ? Jeff
  341. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Wooden Tackle Box Pictures and Builders

    Post them up here.. this is the thread for custom boxes..
  342. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Wooden Tackle Box Pictures and Builders

    Don't tease us with that one photo.... Please post some with the doors open.. right ?? Jeff
  343. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Very cool video about Tuna..

    Give yourself a little time to watch.. I think most will enjoy.. in the same vein as "Jiro does sushi: Make sure sound is on . Jeff
  344. Holi-e-Mackeral

    How to solder solid rings

    Yes, I am talking about the silver flux.. with the water.. As for the blob, that is due to inexperience.. with practice you will rarely have that happen. Good luck, Jeff
  345. Holi-e-Mackeral

    How to solder solid rings

    Don't dremel off sodder, Drop your hot rings into water... sodder pops right off, no extra work.. no corosion of the rings, if sodder is not removed Jeff
  346. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Shelter Island Boat Launch

    Here is a short video I took on Sat... showing the most current status of the ramp construction.. I would love to see how many guys are working on the project during the week.. Maybe it will be ready in 2019 ???
  347. Holi-e-Mackeral

    How to solder solid rings

    As with others, I always drop the hot ring into water to remove the flux.. I've never had any issues with doing this.. if you do not do this, the flux corrodes the braise.. it is not good to reach for a hook and find green fuzzy corrosion on your work 3 months later.. Tight lines, Jeff
  348. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Looking for a Long Range box

    These links will take you to threads showing all sorts of custom boxes.. If they don't give you some ideas, nothing will.. enjoy the craftsmanship.. https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/wooden-tackle-boxes.646801/#post-4259227...
  349. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Fishing License Plate

    ONe of my buddies, has a plate "1mocast" Jeff
  350. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Royal Polaris Clipperton 2020 is already sold out

    I've been on 5 trips there.... 4 on the RP, one on the Shogun..
  351. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Royal Polaris Clipperton 2020 is already sold out

    Here are some more photos of our 2003 Clipperton trip on the RP..
  352. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Avet/Seaguar/Raider/Graphtec Charter April 4th to 20th Report

    So can I send my gen 1 back and get it replaced with one that works ? Jeff
  353. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Avet/Seaguar/Raider/Graphtec Charter April 4th to 20th Report

    ON my RP trip fishing at the same time, a numbe of guys fished the Nomads, they did work well, but not much better than the Mauraders. Getting them to run straight was a problem.. I had one straight out of the package that would not run at all.. popped to the surface and would not dive.. After...
  354. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Yeti cup tipping over on trip ? what to do.

    Hey guys, this post was not meant to be a political discussion about Yeti... It was to show a solution to tipping cups on boats without cup holders.. Lets keep it to that ok ? Jeff
  355. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Yeti cup tipping over on trip ? what to do.

    Last year on an 18 day, I brought along a large Yeti style insulated cup. when full it is top heavy.. During one dinner, it tipped over 3 times leading my dinner companions to tease me about it to this day.. I searched for a solution.. I used this base during my trip that just returned.. It...
  356. Holi-e-Mackeral

    200 lb spectra and kite - weigh too much in light winds?

    I always use 200# for my kite rig.. On my RP trip we had very little wind... spectra straight to your kite leader.. it worked great.. I do not think 130# would have offered any advantage. Remember you are using your largest gear hoping for a giant. Jeff
  357. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Big Fish on the RP, 265, 287, 307

    Just back from that trip.. Fishing was slow overall on cast baits.. you really had to work hard to get a bite.. No current (wind against current) made for a challenge getting a bait away from the boat. With that said, we did pick away at them with one exciting sundowner where we got our 3...
  358. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Upcoming Intrepid trip-Question

    Someone post up photos of each room.. I highly encourage guys to shoot a photo of each room when the board the boat.. that way they can share with guys with questions like this.. I have done this for the Royal Polaris.. tight lines, Jeff
  359. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Catch a 300# cow or your money Back........

    My buddy got a 1200# BFT there...
  360. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Royal Polaris Clipperton 2020 is already sold out

    Clipperton is a bucket list location for sure.. I have been there 5 times, 4 on the RP and one trip on the Shogun.. As others have stated, the tuna fishing can be great, poor or average, as with any location. Now, the reef fishing is off the hook.. There is no doubt it will be the...
  361. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Remembering Eddie McEwen

    Why not post u p some of those photos here ??
  362. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Polaris Supreme Bunk Layout?

    Why not take a photo of each stateroom, and. Post up here. ? I have done that for the RP..... Jeff
  363. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Meat preservation advice from Wicked Tuna

    He sounds too much like Gilford Goddfired.. I don't trust his scientific theories.. J.
  364. Holi-e-Mackeral

    West Coast Sardine Fishery

    Lets not forget that when the sardine fishery collapses, the anchovy fishery booms.. Anyone who fished offshore over the last couple of seasons has seen the massive biomass of anchovy in our local waters... I have no doubt that the big bluefin are hanging around for the chovies. Jeff
  365. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Favorite crew photos

    Tommy Miles, now on the Royal Polaris...
  366. Holi-e-Mackeral

    WTB Roddy/Truline

    I have a custom D7, I had built in the mid 1970's.. Has been collecting dust for years.. Will consider selling for the right offer Jeff
  367. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Favorite crew photos

    Here are some crew photos from the Red Rooster on a 2005 trip to Guadalupe..
  368. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Swapping out a stock handle for a t-bar style

    I also switch out the T bars on all of my reels. I prefer the "football shaped rubber handles.." Jeff
  369. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Favorite crew photos

    Come on guys.. lets see more photos of the guys that make your trip special
  370. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Best meal on a LR boat

    All of the bread is baked every day on long trips on the RP.... its always great Jeff
  371. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Favorite crew photos

    The Crew are the real superstars who can make or break our trips.. Lets see some more of your fav photos..
  372. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Best meal on a LR boat

    I think you guys should be posting PHOTOS of your LR meals right ?
  373. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Long Range Art

    I saw this in the lobby of a hospital in Hawaii..
  374. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Profile Boats - aluminum anyone ?

    http://stabicraft.com/the-boats/recreational/fisher/1850-fisher/
  375. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Profile Boats - aluminum anyone ?

    https://www.profileboats.com/models/ I saw a video on social media.. They look really cool.. Does anyone have any experience with them ? Tight lines, Jeff
  376. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Seakeeper

    I'm sure all of the long range boats will be more than happy to make the investment... right ? Jeff
  377. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Favorite crew photos

    Big D, on the RP...
  378. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Seakeeper

    https://www.seakeeper.com/products/
  379. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Seakeeper

  380. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Favorite crew photos

    Eddie, on the RP
  381. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Favorite crew photos

    Well, we have a thread about the chefs, How about one with your favorite crew photos ? Tight lines Jeff
  382. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Best meal on a LR boat

    The RP has had some excellent chef's over the years.. Anthony, Kenny Kato ...
  383. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Best meal on a LR boat

    Here are a couple of shots from a trip on the Royal Polaris... The food is always great.. The king crab was a hit...
  384. Holi-e-Mackeral

    The big X is in them at Hurricane

    The Record year was 2005... The giants were on the inner banks... 10 day trips were able to fish them.. A trip run by Roy Rose on the Royal Polaris holds the record.. I don't know the exact number (someone chime in here ?). but, I think it was around 80 fish over the mark... How good was 2005...
  385. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Fishing boat rentals ?

    Hey Guys, I saw this online.. Has anyone used them ? https://slaydaysocal.com/ Their prices seem excellent.
  386. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Best long range youtube/videos you recommend

    As for videos I loved Inside Sportfishings "Deep Color" Jefff
  387. Holi-e-Mackeral

    AA report

    We have also caught Conceneros (sorry, about the spelling).. The point being you never know what might come up under the lights at night. jeff
  388. Holi-e-Mackeral

    AA report

    Yes, they do pop up on some trips.... Also, puffers... trigger fish etc.. Jeff
  389. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Offshore Landing a 200 pound bluefin on a bass boat

    Great catch, There were some huge fish caught on small boats... One of the largest is this 262# blufin caught in July 2016 by Greg C on his 18 cc.. This video has been posted before, but if you have not seen it.. you will enjoy it.. Gopro from cast to landing.
  390. Holi-e-Mackeral

    AA report

    Hey Guys, There is bait to be caught at the HB... on some trips you can catch tube mackeral there... You typically use a small sabiki on a light rig... calico bass sized rig for that.. Jeff
  391. Holi-e-Mackeral

    AA report

    http://www.americananglersportfishing.com/2018/01/
  392. Holi-e-Mackeral

    WTB Cabo 216 Cuddy Con or Parker 1801

    I owned an 1801 and would have to strongly disagree with the comment that it is a wet boat... My experience is that it is very dry.. The wide flared bow throws any spray to the side.. even in the after noon, running up hill.. dry... Jeff
  393. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Long Range Art

    A fishing buddy of mine (Mike Stone) made these metal cutouts.. They look pretty good on his fence.
  394. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Long Range Art

    Hey guys, I simply found the image online.. (Mustad hooks).. so I cannot comment on how it was made or by whom.. It's just a great piece that I hoped this site would enjoy.. Please feel free to post up your favorites. Updated... someone found who the artist is.. here is a link...
  395. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Long Range Art

    Hey guys, I came across this cool painting.. I'm inviting guys to post up their best Tuna or other artwork.. Happy New Year. Jeff
  396. Holi-e-Mackeral

    whats the scoop

    I have been fishing PV for the last 5 years on the Constitution/Maximus.. As co charter master we often have a couple of spots to fill... We fish the 4 days prior to TG... If you are interested in getting on our wait list for 2018, let me know Jeff
  397. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Making wind ons

    This method works very well.. It's one of several excellent ways to topshot Jeff
  398. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Time Limits on Kite Fishing

    Boat gear can bite you in the butt... Lost a very heavy fish down in PV last month using the boats (un named) boat gear.. Supposed to be 150# spectra.. Broke the fish off at color... spectra parted as the fish was circling.. I was not pulling that hard... I'm guessing it was a bad spot... Jeff
  399. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Time Limits on Kite Fishing

    Kite in the dark, Yes, I have seen it many times.. Usually the boat will put the kite out very early in the morning before it gets lite.. You cannot even see the kite or your bait.. when the line comes tight you reel... Tight lines, Jeff
  400. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Time Limits on Kite Fishing

    On the RP, they put every anglers number in a hat.. they draw a number.. they start the rotation on that number... That draw may be the luckiest draw of your life as you never know if 7 days later it puts you up when a super cow swims by.. The only time guys get a little bit upset is at the...
  401. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Time Limits on Kite Fishing

    As was stated, the RP has a one hour limit for the kite.. Also, one big bait such as a flyer.. Say, they are letting your flyer out, and a wahoo slashes it.. next guy... when this happens the angler is never happy... as the guy before got a cow, guy after gets one.. luck of the draw. but fair...
  402. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Slowest trip in 5 years

    AS a wise man once said, you go to enough baseball games, you eventually sit in every seat... There are slow trips every year, I have seen much worse that what you reported on more than one trip... I got a 2nd place JP on an 18 day with a 110 # tuna.. It should make you appreciate the good...
  403. Holi-e-Mackeral

    WTB: Butch Green Calico or Albacore tackle box

    https://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/spo/d/wooden-tackle-box/6394906488.html https://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/spo/d/long-range-fishing-box-old/6385597282.html
  404. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Long Range fishing without the ride

    Yes, the Constitution has AC... it was very comfy a week ago.. You can get your fish processed and shrink wrapped, similiar to the SD opperations.. Jeff
  405. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Long Range fishing without the ride

    A lot of guys will purchase a cooler from a market a 1/2 block from the Constitiution's slip... With Alaska Airlines, you can check a rod tube & a tackle box.. they count as one checked bag... (a cooler can be considered your tackle box).. Tip: Alaska has allowed us to bundler several rod...
  406. Holi-e-Mackeral

    LaCrosse boots

    RE: Scuppered.. Any shorty boot can have that happen.. you have to pay attention when the boat turns in weather... That is a good reason to bring two pairs.. Now, on the RP, they have a tradition to hose guys off for a personal best, or best of the day... your boots can get filled with water...
  407. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Long Range fishing without the ride

    PV is holding cows right now.. Here is one from my trip that fished the 3 days prior to TG...
  408. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Reel bag

    http://www.charkbait.com/cs/tackle-Nomad.htm
  409. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Constituion getting it done...

    The big fish are around in volume.. On our trip that left the Sat before TG... Cast bait bites were hard to come by, but the helium balloon was working.. As you can see from these photos, we found some cows... Tight lines, Jeff
  410. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Line & Lures In Hand Carry Luggage Returning to the US

    Just returned from PV last night (Wed).. All reels with line on them had to be checked as in previous years.. No hooks or other sharp items should be carried in your carry on bags.. Jeff
  411. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Best way to make a low-cost jig box?

    I found this Flambeau "Dry Box" it will take longer Wahoo sized jigs. I picked up this box at Big 5 on Sat.. for $ 12.99 with the plastic tubes, it will hold a lot of jigs. I like the fact that it is a dry box, so will protect your jigs from salt spray...
  412. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Best way to make a low-cost jig box?

    Does anyone know if anyone stocks the plastic 50 Cal cans here in S Cal ? Jeff
  413. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Best way to make a low-cost jig box?

    Harbor Freight sells ammo plastic ammo boxes cheap.. Tube protector - Home Depot https://www.homedepot.com/p/Lithonia-Lighting-8-ft-Fluorescent-Tube-Protector-TGT12CL8-R24/100173242 https://www.lowes.com/pd/Metalux-Clear-Bulb-Guard/50061741 Harbor Freight. I think what is required is the...
  414. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Intrepid weights in....

    I'm pretty sure this was on a 10 day trip... If so, catch of the big ones was only over 4 or 5 days... I'm sure it was a lot of fun.. I'm looking foward to some trip reports from guys/gals on that trip.. Tight lines, Jeff
  415. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Any word on the lower banks?

    Could we be seeing the beginnings of what was seen in 2005 ??? Here is an archived thread with the reports from that season. https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/cow-tuna.122806/
  416. Holi-e-Mackeral

    FS- TINGLEY BOOTS....Size 8 (NEW)

    http://www.lacrossefootwear.com/men-s-hampton-6-od-green-3-0mm.html?currency=USD&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI7I2nzqCj1wIVxLjACh2nOQQaEAQYAyABEgIvkPD_BwE Try some modern boot technology. Jeff
  417. Holi-e-Mackeral

    FS- TINGLEY BOOTS....Size 8 (NEW)

    You should try a boot with modern technology.. Try these: http://www.lacrossefootwear.com/men-s-hampton-6-od-green-3-0mm.html?currency=USD&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI7I2nzqCj1wIVxLjACh2nOQQaEAQYAyABEgIvkPD_BwE
  418. Holi-e-Mackeral

    What are the odds?

    While fishing at the Hurricane Bank on the RP around 5 years ago.. A passenger, I will call him "Gary", is up on the kite... he gets bit, and has his rod/reel pulled over the side of the boat.. We were all sad to see the Penn 80 and custom rod splash into the water.. 4 or 5 hours later, I'm up...
  419. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Inner Banks produces a cow.

    Looks like th Excell ran down to cow town and got this nice fish... Maybe the inner banks will go off ? Jeff
  420. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Trip to San Diego

    You should get lunch at Surfside Deli... one of the best sandwhiches around.. here is the Yelp listing.. It's near the landings.. https://www.yelp.com/biz/surf-side-deli-san-diego
  421. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Spectra to spectra knot?

    Just buy hollow spectra.. problem is solved with an inline splice... Enough said Jeff
  422. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Your "Go to" Cow Tuna Hooks and why?

    Sure, EC 2004/2005 hooks never straighten out... There is a reason that many crewmen tell us not to use them for cow fishing...
  423. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Your "Go to" Cow Tuna Hooks and why?

    You can also use Z-Rust in your tackle trays. keeps the salt away Jeff
  424. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Pacific Boats -

    These are great looking boats. I would think with their lighter weight they would be more popular here ??
  425. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Pacific Boats -

    http://www.pacificboats.com/recreational-hard-top.cfm I saw a lot of these in Alaska.. but not here in S-Ca. Has anyone fished with them in our local waters.. ? Jeff
  426. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Wooden Tackle Box Pictures and Builders

    Bit the bullet and upgraded my wood box to this blue beauty... I would love to see some new photos of your favorite tackle boxes..
  427. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Guadalupe deal on the Searcher..

    Hello anglers: An angler must walk away from THREE spots on an upcoming Ultra-limited load 7-day trip. We are selling the spots for the outstanding trip costs/fees--$2000 per person (includes Guadalupe Island fees and a private cabin). Full price is $3995. Who's in for this amazing deal on the...
  428. Holi-e-Mackeral

    AA 7 day Sept. 23 to 30th.

    Please provide more info on the huge yellowtail ? Bait fish, kite etc? Jeff
  429. Holi-e-Mackeral

    What's your idea of a successful Long Range Trip.

    When one looks back on every trip they have taken, it is the people that I remember most along with the occasional exceptional fish of mine or by another angler... I fish the same boat on my 18 day mostly due to the other anglers, and the crazy crew antics.. Tight lines, Jeff
  430. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Tube Mackeral catching at Clarion

    Sometimes, a school of them comes by the boat under the lights... a very light outfit with very little weight seemed to be the way to go on several trips.. Jeff
  431. Holi-e-Mackeral

    No more canned Albacore at the docks???

    Any other options for cans ?
  432. Holi-e-Mackeral

    welding rings on hooks

    Hey guys, This is really easy to do... and the materials are readily available from home improvement stores and welding shops. I put all of my materiels into an ammo box and bring them along on my long range trips.. I'm always putting new hooks on mauraders and jigs for my boat mates.. I...
  433. Holi-e-Mackeral

    FS- TINGLEY BOOTS....Size 8 (NEW)

    They look like knock off extra tuffs... I would tell you to look for a brand with newer technology Jeff
  434. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Penn Torque

    HI Guys, Thank you for the input.. I was considering the 40 two speed.. What rods are you pairing them with ? Jeff
  435. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Penn Torque

    Hey guys, One of my buddies fished the Torque 40 and loved it.. I'm seeking more imput for guys who have fished them... http://www.tackledirect.com/penn-torque-lever-drag-2-speed-reels.html Tight lines, Jeff
  436. Holi-e-Mackeral

    RP getting them at the Lupe..

    What are your rigs ?
  437. Holi-e-Mackeral

    RP getting them at the Lupe..

    http://royalpolaris.com/news/chip-off-the-old-block/ Sounds like great fishing.. Jeff
  438. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Norma looking to screw up AA 7 day for Ken's Custom 23-30?

    http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/refresh/graphics_ep2+shtml/145555.shtml?tswind120#contents
  439. Holi-e-Mackeral

    The one that should have gotten away but didn't

    The one that should have gotten away, or the one hooked on the wrong gear. My award goes to Greg C.. for this big bluefin hooked a year ago from his skiff "Sales Meeting".. wahoo gear landing a 260# bft and getting the entire battle on video... ??/ who would have guessed.. here is the video...
  440. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Lacrosse fishing boots on sale.

    Just got my pair... It's great having a back up pair of boots for a long trip... Jeff
  441. Holi-e-Mackeral

    The Tax Man

    The HB can be a shark Fest on some trips.. Imagine 8 days where 90% of all your casts with a bait turn in to a shark.. Jeff
  442. Holi-e-Mackeral

    The Tax Man

  443. Holi-e-Mackeral

    The one that got away...

    I was on my second trip to Clipperton back in 2002 or so on the RP. Middle of the day, it felt like 105 degrees with 100% humidity.. really brutally hot.. I hooked a fish on 100# mono.. (not a lot of fluro back then).. Fought the tuna for well over an hour, when it got close to the boat it...
  444. Holi-e-Mackeral

    One spot open on the Constituion in PV cow hunt.

    We filled our last spot yesterday.. Thank you guys for reading the post. We will keep a wait list in case of any cancellations.. tight lines, Jeff
  445. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Lacrosse fishing boots on sale.

    You can read the link on the initial post for more feedback.. Unless you have a really wide foot, these boots should be a great addition to your gear. In rough weather, with any boot, you want to stay away from the scupper when the boat makes a turn.. especially in rough weather.. I don't...
  446. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Lacrosse fishing boots on sale.

    They are usually $ 100.00/pair.. smoking deal.
  447. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Lacrosse fishing boots on sale.

    http://www.lacrossefootwear.com/sale?sortId=position-asc Hey guys, FYI, the Hampton boots is what I have been using for years, many guys here on BD have followed. Here is one of the threads.. https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/footwear-recommendations.612613/ You can get a pair for $...
  448. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Gruden Boots

    Lacrosse is running a sale on the Hampton boots now. with the sale it is $ 64.00/pair (usually $100.00) with free shipping.. 9/3/17 don't know how long it will last.. This is great time to buy a spare pair for your long rang trip. Tight lines, Jeff
  449. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Constituion - PV trip spot just opened up.. Nov.

    Hey guys, We had a spot open up on our PV trip.. Dates: Nov 18 to Nov 22 12 angles max.. If you ever wanted to try for a giant on a shorter trip this may be your chance. If you have any questions, please contact me.. Tight lines, Jeff
  450. Holi-e-Mackeral

    One spot open on the Constituion in PV cow hunt.

    Hey guys, We had a spot open up on our Constitution trip down in PV. Dates: Nov 18'th to Nov 22'nd. 12 guys max. We have a great group of anglers with a lot of experience.. If you are interested in joining us, let me know and I can provide more information. Tight lines, Jeff
  451. Holi-e-Mackeral

    San Clemente Island US Navy notice to fisherman..

    Hey guys, I saw this posted up this morning on FB... FYI Southern Calif fishermen fishing near and/or at San Clemente Island. NOTICE RECEIVED FROM U.S. Navy - Reference San Clemente Island Over the past month we have seen quite a bit of civilian fishing traffic in and around the Navy...
  452. Holi-e-Mackeral

    West Coast Wahoo

    The best wahoo bites I've seen have been in April... Jeff
  453. Holi-e-Mackeral

    WTB rod rack

    https://www.turners.com/promar/plastic-rod-rack-with-turners--14585
  454. Holi-e-Mackeral

    WTB: Cow tuna setup ($500-600)

    I'm sure you can find a Penn 50, with a Calstar roller tod in that price range.. lots of them collecting dust.. Jeff
  455. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Accurate Dauntless 600

    Does anyone have any experience with this reel ? What did you use it for ? what pound spectra ? Jeff
  456. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Offshore Oceanside inshore

    Next time when the dodo's don't bite the live stuff, try chunking your dead bait...
  457. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Vagabond (7/19 - 23) Jan Ishii Charter

    How does the Yummy flyer rotation work ? How many kites are they trolling with ? Jeff
  458. Holi-e-Mackeral

    How do you guys fish Shimano Flat Fall?

    An angler who reported catching a 198# bft reported he rigged his like this.. he went to it after seeing several anglers pulling hooks and losing fish...
  459. Holi-e-Mackeral

    WTB: Bait-O-Matic

    https://www.charkbait.com/cs/csc-StrikeMaster.htm CharkBait has them. Jeff
  460. Holi-e-Mackeral

    How do you guys fish Shimano Flat Fall?

    In April on the way down to the Hurricane Bank on the RP, we stopped at Alios Rocks to catch some bait.. had half a day or so to fish for grouper.. The Flat falls worked really well for them.. Jeff
  461. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Gruden Boots

    http://www.lacrossefootwear.com/men/outdoor/all/men-s-hampton-6-od-green-3-0mm.html You may also want to look at the Lacrosse Hampton boots.. You can do a search here on BD for comments on them.. They fit like a tennis shoe out of the box.. Most guys really like them, other than the anglers...
  462. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Offshore 7/15 report... Oceanside offshor

    Yes, it was you... on the paddy.. too bad we both did not land our hookups.. Jeff
  463. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Offshore 7/15 report... Oceanside offshor

    I do hope more guys post up their reports.. has not been much from this local area. Jeff
  464. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Offshore 7/15 report... Oceanside offshor

    Wth more coverage, I'm sure more fish will get caught in US waters... Maybe that giant school of huge BFT will, once again, move into this local area... there is a huge amount of feed to keep them around. Good luck Jeff
  465. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Offshore 7/15 report... Oceanside offshor

    Fished on my buddy Greg's boat "Sales meeting"... Fished an area arond 15 miles straight out from Oceanside... Left ramp in the dark, baited up, headed offshore.. We saw a dozen big bait balls with nothing on them.. epic quantities of bait out there right now... Worked all morning...
  466. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Offshore Condor Sportfishing

    My buddy had the exact story fishing on the Pacific Queen during the tourney... Female angler hooked up, 4 hours later lost the fish.. est 150#... After that it was a dead day for them, Jeff
  467. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Custom Rasta themed LR box with aluminum stand

    Awsome worksmanship.... great looking box.. Jeff
  468. Holi-e-Mackeral

    TLD 30 2Speed Frames - Will Fish Tackle

    Can you post up some photos of the reel seat area ? Thank you, Jeff
  469. Holi-e-Mackeral

    WANTED:FISH MOUNTS

    Try Craigs list.. https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/spo/6171065991.html
  470. Holi-e-Mackeral

    262 # bluefin

    It is not a recent report... its just a cool private boat video from our local waters.. If you have not seen it.. worth watching.. Lets see some new video from this current season.. Jeff
  471. Holi-e-Mackeral

    262 # bluefin

    The fish was caught 10 miles offshore from Oceanside, CA... I think this is the right place to post this up.
  472. Holi-e-Mackeral

    262 # bluefin

    Part II This is from last year.. In case you missed this video... I'm sure we will see some like this from this current season... I really want to see a 300# super caught in our local waters... Enjoy this vintage video Jeff
  473. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Constituion- I have a couple of open spots in PV

    The boat typically leaves the dock around 6 pm or so.. Most guys fly into PV by 3 or 4 pm.. If a guys has a later flight, we can work around that.. Some guys choose to fly in a day or two early to enjoy PV.. We arrive back at the dock, on that Wed morning, usually around 6 am.. Most select...
  474. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Constituion- I have a couple of open spots in PV

    The trip cost, including tip.. is $ 1,850.00 12 angler.. lots of room at the rail. Jeff
  475. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Constituion- I have a couple of open spots in PV

    Load Boat on Sat 11/18, return Wed 11/22... This is an excellent change at a giant without committing to an 18 day trip. We. Have 5 open spots now.. Tight. Lines, Jeff
  476. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Constitution trip openings in Nov. Prime time for cows..

    Hey guys, A couple of spots opened up on my 3 1/2 day trip on the Constitution.. 11/18 to 11/22 You get home the night before TG.. If you are interested, please contact me.. we have a great group of guys.. Tight lines, Jeff
  477. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Constituion- I have a couple of open spots in PV

    Hey guys, A couple of spots opened up on my 3 1/2 day trip on the Constitution.. 11/18 to 11/22 You get home the night before TG.. If you are interested, please contact me.. we have a great group of guys.. Tight lines, Jeff
  478. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Sunglasses

    I also use the Costa's 580 glass lenses.. I've tried many others over the years.. these are the best by far. You can even have prescription lenses for them.. They are great for driving as well.... Protecting your eyes is well worth the expense of quality glasses...
  479. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Wooden Tackle Box Pictures and Builders

    Here is a cool box I saw on FB
  480. Holi-e-Mackeral

    As requested, Okuma updates...

    How much drag can you get out of these new reels ? Jeff
  481. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Wahoo Lures

    They do work very well... They are through wired a this time... Tight lines, Jeff
  482. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Wooden Tackle Box Pictures and Builders

    Has anyone seen any new cool wood boxes lately ? lets se e some photos.
  483. Holi-e-Mackeral

    19.5 Bayrunner fishing weapon

    Did you plan grass on the deck of your boat ?
  484. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Seahunt boat looking into one?

    http://seahuntboats.com/new25/boats/gamefish-series/gamefish-25
  485. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Long Range photos, lets see them

    Fun Times on the April 2018 Royal Polaris trip...
  486. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Wtb wahoo trolling lures

    Not selling them... fishing them.. Jeff
  487. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Paint and Colors on Troll Wahoo Lures What is your opinion?

    See Tugsangler's post.. the maurader on the far right of his selection was the color that was getting bit for me.. Tight lines, Jeff
  488. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Paint and Colors on Troll Wahoo Lures What is your opinion?

    Arrived back from the islands on Tuesday.. We experienced some of the best wahoo fishing I have seen in years down there, lots of them, nice size fish as well. I started out trolling a black/purple Maurader... After 4 rotations, and not getting bit, I went to a lighter color and got bit on...
  489. Holi-e-Mackeral

    LR Giant YFT videos

    http://insidesportfishing.vhx.tv/
  490. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Humboldt?

    Squid that size make great kite baits when targeting giants down south. Jeff
  491. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Braid ratcheting crimper

    http://www.basspro.com/HiSeas-Heavy-Duty-Hand-Swaging-Tool/product/4690/ I've used these on a trip and they worked great.. very heavy duty.. (now, I use a standard hand crimper and have never had any issues). Tight lines, Jeff
  492. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Intrepid Trip Report

    https://www.facebook.com/search/str/intrepid%2Bsportfishing/keywords_search?filters_rp_author=297930566927998
  493. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Constitution reports a 413# Ultra cow

    I too hope some photos of the alleged 550# tuna.. lets confirm it's a yellowfin ? Maybe it's a lost bluefin ? I cannot imagine that no one would take a photo of a tuna that large even if it was comerical.. there should be some photos..
  494. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Constitution reports a 413# Ultra cow

    Posts Constitution Sportfishing added 6 new photos. 3 hrs · leader and a Mustad Sea Demon R39943NP-BN 9/0 hook. This beast ate a double cabbie on a balloon rig on February 7th at 10:00 am. Fish taped out at 86" long x 62" 413.23lbs. We have seeing fish greater then 400lbs daily. Just had...
  495. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Constitution reports a 413# Ultra cow

    This just up on their FB page this morning... Posts Constitution Sportfishing added 6 new photos. 3 hrs · leader and a Mustad Sea Demon R39943NP-BN 9/0 hook. This beast ate a double cabbie on a balloon rig on February 7th at 10:00 am. Fish taped out at 86" long x 62" 413.23lbs. We have...
  496. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Long Range photos, lets see them

    A couple of oldies...
  497. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Spring cow trips

    When the sharks are bad, they can be thick..
  498. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Spring cow trips

    Every trip is different..
  499. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Crazy fish

    "The Right Kind" spoke of the kamakazi fish caught on the Royal Polaris.. Here is a photo of that super cow... Pretty nice...
  500. Holi-e-Mackeral

    AA Staterooms

    I'm sure someone has a photo of those rooms to share with everyone ? I encourage guys to take photos of all the stateroom on your boat of choice.. If we do that, it would be easy to share on this site.. I have done so for the Royal Polaris.. Tight lines, Jeff
  501. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Looking for Long Range Tackle box

    http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/spo/5962049890.html
  502. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Recommendation for CA Pig Hunting Guide

    Do your research, some unscrupulous ranchers release feral pigs when paying hunters visit their ranches.. I've seen the cages on one ranch.. Jeff
  503. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Incredible feat

    That is a nice catch.. Usually when hooked on wahoo gear, especially the outcome is not so good.. Now, some big fish get caught on light gear like this 262# bluefin this summer by my buddy Greg... 50#, TN 40 700 H.. here is the video for those that missed it this summer
  504. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Custom Wood Tackle Box thread...

    https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/wooden-tackle-box-pictures-and-builders.394675/ This is an old thread that has been around for years... You will find photos of some really amazing looking custom boxes... I'm posting in case any members have not seen this thread before.. Feel free to...
  505. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Wooden tackle boxes

    https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/wooden-tackle-box-pictures-and-builders.394675/ Here is a very large thread that has been around for quite a while... it should give you some inspiration.... lots of amazing looking wood boxes in the thread. Tight lines, Jeff
  506. Holi-e-Mackeral

    What ever happened to the "Hooker Intruder" reproduction lures?

    You can also get a very similiar lure from AA Lures.. The Invader right now... I you have an upcoming trip.. here is their website.. great looking lures. http://www.aalures.com/store Tight lines, Jeff
  507. Holi-e-Mackeral

    WTB: Braid Tuna belt

    Did your wife clean up your garage ?
  508. Holi-e-Mackeral

    glow paint experiment

    Do you ever worry that having a jig that glows too much will not get bit ? I'm sure there must be a sweet spot for how much a jig glows... ?? Any thoughts ? Jeff
  509. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Is There a Reason Most LR Captains Tell Everyone to Fish 130?

    If you look there are some comparisoins and testing.. http://www.tackletour.com/reviewfluorocarbontestpg3.html https://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1202/1202.5260.pdf
  510. Holi-e-Mackeral

    8 Day on the Famous RP

    I encourage others to take photos of each room on other boats to share on this site, similiar to what I have posted here
  511. Holi-e-Mackeral

    8 Day on the Famous RP

    To Answer Steve's question.. I took the room photos on load day on a Fly down, Fly back trip.. Guys who were flying down 4 days later, put their gear in their staterooms...
  512. Holi-e-Mackeral

    8 Day on the Famous RP

    Stateroom photos of downstairs rooms on the RP... Click on the link to open..
  513. Holi-e-Mackeral

    UV flash light for lighting up Jigs

    Any idea what local store may stock the 365 nm flashlights ? Why pay shipping ? Jeff
  514. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Constitution Sportfishing Need advice

    They now run their beverages like all the other long range boats... Water $ 2.00, beer I think was $ 4.00.. Jeff
  515. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Red Rooster 11 cows and 1 super yesterday

    It will be interesting to see where they are fishing ? they stated there ran to the inside... inner banks or Clarion ? I think we all wish for this grade of cow fishing... Tight lines, Jeff
  516. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Anyone looking for an Accurate ATD 50 Topless Frame?

    Maybe we can do a two way trade.. If you buy the topless, maybe I will buy your old frame with the cross bar ? Jeff
  517. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Constitution trip report. 11-19 to 11-23

    Just returned from a 4 day trip on the Constituion.. Our group of 11 anglers converged on PV on Sat to hot and humid weather... After a quick loading of the boat we were off for the grounds in the late afternoon.The new boat is a huge improvement over the old "Maximus" more stable, better...
  518. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Every Dog Has its Day - An Island Tale

    WE have all been that guy... you zig, when you should have zagged... The analogy I have used for many years is the pendulum of luck.. she is finicky, when she lands on your number, you are the hot angler, can do no wrong.. but she does not stay on your long and swings to another angler...
  519. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Maximus (Constitution) 3 1/2 day trip opening. 4 days before TG

    Just got a report from the boat this morning.. 6 fish 190# to over 200##. They are biting.. We have one open spot for a guy who wants to jump on at the last minute.. Tight lines, Jeff
  520. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Long Range Laundry Tips?

    http://www.cabelas.com/product/clothing/men-s-casual-clothing/men-s-fishing-clothing/men-s-fishing-shirts%7C/pc/104797080/c/104746680/sc/104329080/i/103936680/cabela-s-guidewear-174-men-s-guidelite-trade-long-sleeve-shirt-150-regular/1906052.uts?destination=%2Fcatalog%2Fbrowse%2Fmens-fishing-shir...
  521. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Long Range Laundry Tips?

    The. Boats all sell clothes .. so you can always buy more on the boat if you run short
  522. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Catch a cow in PV...

    Yes, there is a fee to process your fish.. no different than 5 star, and others.. top quality bags, shrink wrapped.. Most airlines allow you 50# of fish (including weight of ice chest)... Tight lines, Jeff
  523. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Maximus (Constitution) 3 1/2 day trip opening. 4 days before TG

    Original solo chiste o verdad lol! Voy in 2017 y quiero barco mejor por vacas pero comfortable por 3 o 4 días. una machin esta bien pero solo por pescar no maricones lol. Journeyman, Success, Constitution, Ap Translation only joke or really lol! Go in 2017 and want to ship better by cows but...
  524. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Maximus (Constitution) 3 1/2 day trip opening. 4 days before TG

    Hey guys, still have that coveted last spot open.. trip leaves in 3 weeks.. If you want to join us, please contact me.. if you have a buddy... if you are on the fence.. call me.. Tight lines, Jeff
  525. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Catch a cow in PV...

    Hey guys, our last spot is still open... If you are interested, please contact me for more information. Tight lines, Jeff
  526. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Seymour

    http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/refresh/graphics_ep5+shtml/204033.shtml?5-daynl
  527. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Red Rooster III in PV

    There are no big fish in PV... Or maybe there are... This one taped 280#... I have one spot on my trip next month 11-19 to 11-28 on the Constition...
  528. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Catch a cow in PV...

    PM Sent
  529. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Are Billfish Protected on LR Trips?

    Some excellent points being made.. I think we can all agree that we don't want to return to the days when "hotel" anglers would kill bill billfish only to hang them at the dock for a photo..(after sitting in the sun on the boat for many hours) then to have them discarded. it was a daily...
  530. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Catch a cow in PV...

    Fishing can be over the top at times..
  531. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Maximus (Constitution) 3 1/2 day trip opening. 4 days before TG

    Hey guys, I have a single opening left on my yearly cow hunt down in PV on the Constition (new boat replaced the Maximus). Trip dates: 11/19 (sat) returns 11/23 (wed). gets you home for Thanksgiving on TR... We will have 3 full days targeting giants, will also fish for pargo and other...
  532. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Catch a cow in PV...

    Hey guys, I have a single opening left on my yearly cow hunt down in PV on the Constition (new boat replaced the Maximus). Trip dates: 11/19 (sat) returns 11/23 (wed). gets you home for Thanksgiving on TR... We will have 3 full days targeting giants, will also fish for pargo and other...
  533. Holi-e-Mackeral

    JRI Vagabond 8 day

    How big was that huge yellowtail ?
  534. Holi-e-Mackeral

    16 Day Nov/Dec

    You can use the 60# rig to catch giant squid... skipjack etc Jeff
  535. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Backup rigs

    paste in the links instead
  536. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Backup rigs

    upload to YOUTube, then post up the link to it.. Jeff
  537. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Backup rigs

    I have not seen a backup rig go into the water in many seasons... with every reel being spectra backed, guys fishing the right drag settings etc.. could all applly. On my first trip to Clarion, we had a guy get spooled, back up rig attached, over the side it went, the back up rig, got spooled...
  538. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Buying boat from out of state

    Don't forget that you will be paying property tax on your boat every year..
  539. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Offshore Inshore yellowfin

    Heard a report that one of the 3/4 day boats out of SD, had over 100 yft.. Heard the fish were super close.. anyone fish them yet ? Jeff
  540. Holi-e-Mackeral

    WTB: Fighting Belt

    http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/th...arness-and-belt-new-for-sale-or-trade.576024/
  541. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Maximus (Constitution) 3 1/2 day trip opening. 4 days before TG

    The new boat is called "The Constituion". larger and much more comfortable. Still a couple of openings Jeff
  542. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Giant bluefin on popper from small boat.. from July

    Gregs fish, went 262 # on the scale
  543. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Giant bluefin on popper from small boat.. from July

    Follow the thread above for all 3 segments of the video
  544. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Giant bluefin on popper from small boat.. from July

    http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/giant-bluefin-video.631231/#post-4131992
  545. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Giant bluefin on popper from small boat.. from July

    I re post this in case anyone missed this earlier this summer.. . Pretty amazing catch on light line Jeff
  546. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Shimano Tiagra 50W

    Great, bullet proof kite reel Jeff
  547. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Sportys anchoring for tuna vs drifting

    An anchored boat can chum and attempt to attract the fish to the spot... I'm sure that is why they are anchoring up... Tight lines, JEff
  548. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Boat mishaps

    After our amputation, it really makes you consider safety when untangling specta balls... If a fish bites at the wrong time, a serious accident could result (and did on our trip). I am considering bringing a wood dowel to wrap spectra between a crewman and the line in the water.. It it comes...
  549. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Boat mishaps

    The first was an angler who was not able to empty his bladder.. no catheters on the boat.. so we had to drop him off for medical care. The second was a traumatic amputation of the thumb after a loop of spectra caught the anglers thumb after a shark ate her bait.. Jeff
  550. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Boat mishaps

    Medical issue can and do happen from time to time.. We h ad 2 medical evacuations on my April RP 18 day... first is the Mexican navy picking up our passenger at Cedros... The second is our drop off of a passenger at Socorro.. Both had to be airlifted home.. Tight lines, Jeff
  551. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Long Range photos, lets see them

    Hey guys, lets see some photos from you recent trips.. I"'m sure there are some great shots from the Lupe...
  552. Holi-e-Mackeral

    PV cow hunt on the Constitution. 3 1/2 day trip openings

    http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/maximus-constitution-3-1-2-day-trip-opening-4-days-before-tg.634565/ I have 4 open spots on our trip that departs PV. On the Sat before TG, returns We'd. You are home for TG. I would love to fill our spots with BD. Members who want to catch a cow on a...
  553. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Maximus (Constitution) 3 1/2 day trip opening. 4 days before TG

    We only have 4 spots left.. Filing up fast.. If you want to go, don't delay... Tight lines, Jefff
  554. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Maximus (Constitution) 3 1/2 day trip opening. 4 days before TG

    The trip cost is $ 1,800/angler, that cost includes the tip... Tight lines, Jeff
  555. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Maximus (Constitution) 3 1/2 day trip opening. 4 days before TG

    We will only have 12 anglers for the trip.. There will be a lot of space at the rail. tight Lines, Jeff
  556. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Maximus (Constitution) 3 1/2 day trip opening. 4 days before TG

    We have some openings on our Cow hunters charter on the new boat... Boat loads on the Sat before Thanksgiving.. You fly home Wed afternoon, gets you home the night before TG.. to spend with your family.. We will have 3 full days to target giants, and maybe some pargo.. If you are interested in...
  557. Holi-e-Mackeral

    November in PV. What to expect

    Last Nov before TG, the tuna were off the bite, with a full moon.. The year before we got a 280# cow.. Year before we caught multiple cows Jeff
  558. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Question about hoos..

    I would bet that the fish that jumped was not a wahoo but a needle fish.. they do jump and have been caught in our local waters over the last 2 warm water years... It would be easy to confuse the two Tight lines, Jeff
  559. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Deal Alert

    At Wallmart they have a knockoff for sale at $ 9.99/ I did purchase one and I can tell you that it keeps ice cold all day long.. works fantastic and at that price ?
  560. Holi-e-Mackeral

    How Heavy fishing gear for Guadalupe?

    You can be sure that the kite will be flying.. Why not use your big gear for that application.. you may want to make up some double trouble rigs.. Tight lines, Jeff
  561. Holi-e-Mackeral

    First Aid Kits

    A little prevention.. Make sure you get your flu shots and other immunizations before the trip... take care of your health before you leave the dock.. Jeff
  562. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Offshore Got one 8/3

    How about a trip report ? Caught were, on what ? water conditions... Jeff
  563. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Offshore Another amazing BFT foamer video.

    Found this online this morning... Ballast Point Fishing team.. looks like they filmed it... Enjoy Jeff
  564. Holi-e-Mackeral

    First Aid Kits

    On my April RP trip we had a passenger have his bladder blocked... He was medically evacuated... Now, maybe the boats should add catheters to their first aid kits.. We could have used them.. Tight lines, Jeff
  565. Holi-e-Mackeral

    This was my first LR trip.

    The calendar was 1987 from the RP schedule I posted up
  566. Holi-e-Mackeral

    rings for Tady 45s

    I have never done it that way... try it your way and post up some photos.. the hook may get in the way is my only thought.. maybe it will be a cleaner weld ? Jeff
  567. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Dumb Question of the day

    Try pipe cleaners.. they are longer and work really well. Wallmart sells them cheap, in many colors Jeff
  568. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Knots.

    For the popper fishing, we have been crimping 130 Blackwater fluro to the popper, 2 feet or so of the fluro to a swivel... My buddy Greg on the "Salesmeeting" got his 262 # fish with this rigging Tight lines, Jeff
  569. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Offshore 7/19 & 20

    Did you at least see any surface activity ? birds etc
  570. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Footwear recommendations

    some guys love their mucks.. they seem to be an excellent option... you cannot go wrong with either... Jeff
  571. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Offshore Sunday Morning Bluefin report

    Sorry, we launched out of Oceanside.. The fish were up early... multiple huge spots of foamers would pop up for 5 or 10 minutes then sink out, leaving huge areas of scales floating on the surface... When they cam up, it looked like a boat wake in the distance.. Now, getting a bite is the...
  572. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Offshore Sunday Morning Bluefin report

    Launched this Sunday Morning on my friend Greg Commentz's skiff "Sales Meeting". Picked up a half scoop (stingy) of bait..Launched out of Oceanside at first light Ran straight out 10 miles or so, and north a couple... we were on a hunt... we saw birds, then huge foamers of blufin cameup in...
  573. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Boat HO, for Sat..

    Hey, If you have a spot on your boat for Sat, or Sun.. hit me up... would love to join you in targeting the bluefin... Jeff
  574. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Wooden Tackle Box Pictures and Builders

    Here is a pretty cool looking box I saw at a S-Cal tackle store..
  575. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Offshore Giant Bluefin Video..

    I'm usually fishing with Greg on his boat, (not this trip, sob).. He usually carries 2 gaffs, I suggested he bring a third gaff the week before his big catch, just in case.. Remember, we were targeting those big Bluefin... 2 of those Gaffs were mine.. one due my having a yellowfin last...
  576. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Royal Polaris

    http://royalpolaris.com/news/711-wahoo/
  577. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Offshore Giant Bluefin Video..

    It really looked like the fish died after the last run.. no tail beat, it simply came to the boat like a log... very interesting fight for sure\
  578. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Offshore Giant Bluefin Video..

    I'm posting this for Greg... but, if you insist here are all 4 segments
  579. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Offshore Giant Bluefin Video..

    The video segments are long, Once he has them editied I will post up for him.. but, here is the end of the fight raw footage. Fish is at color at the 11:30 point in the video
  580. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Offshore Giant Bluefin Video..

    There are 2 other links, including the finish of the fight.. I will post that up later Enjoy..
  581. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Offshore Giant Bluefin Video..

    Hey guys, I posted about Greg Comentz's and his passengers catch of the 262# bluefin... Greg told me has gopro video of the entire fight... he sent me the un editied youtube video to post up this morning.. here is the first link... he will be editing it in the coming week or so.. but I thought...
  582. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Offshore Giant Bluefin just weighed in Oceanside 262 #

    You want video ??? that would be asking a lot for a fish of a lifetime in our local waters... Well, Greg did turn on his GOPro during the fight.. here is the first of his 3 links.. he told me this morning that he will be editing it down.. but,you will be able to see the strike and beginning of...
  583. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Offshore Giant Bluefin just weighed in Oceanside 262 #

    It was reported that all 3 pulled on that fish.. so it will not be IGFA... who cares ? it is an amazing local catch... Greg has been on 3 trips to Clarion and one to Clipperton. and this is by far his largest tuna.... To think it was caught on a Trinidad 40 with 65 # specta backing to his...
  584. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Offshore Giant Bluefin just weighed in Oceanside 262 #

    Hot off the presses, My fishing buddy, Greg Commentz (on left) just weighed in this 262# giant while fishing offshore from Oceanside on his 18 foot skiff "Sales Meeting".. He reports that he caught it on a purple popper, a 7 foot rod and a Trinidad 40... It took him 3 hours with all 3...
  585. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Wtb Fighting harness

    http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/aaftco-maxforce-harness-and-belt-new-for-sale-or-trade.576024/ Here you go
  586. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Offshore Friday report - 20 miles west of Oceanside

    Fished on my buddies skiff, "Sales Meeting" on Friday... Baited up with a mix of large sardines and mackeral..... Ran West around 22 miles... looking for paddies, and breaking fish.. We finally found an area holding birds, mostly sitting on the water.. We felt that they must be waiting for...
  587. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Crew treats?

  588. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Crew treats?

    My guess, is that an angler who brings something for the crew at the beginning of the trip, also tips very well.... Tight lines, Jeff
  589. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Crew treats?

    I have been bringing a Keruig coffee maker and lots of K cups for the crew and other passengers to share.. much better than boat coffee Jeff
  590. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Another bft foamer video

    https://www.facebook.com/rsrc.php/v2/y4/r/-PAXP-deijE.gif
  591. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Another bft foamer video

    I'm almost certain this was from last summer... I wish I was there...
  592. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Post up your bft foamer video here.. new one from Inside sportsfishing

    wow, look at that bait ball and foamer... Click on the Condor link above to see the video..
  593. Holi-e-Mackeral

    More video

    found this online.. Good luck out there JEff
  594. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Amazing video of big BFT on the poppers.

    If you have not seen this yet...... I don't know who "Gavin" is.. maybe he has more video of this... Enjoy... time to go buy some poppers.. Any suggestions on which poppers to purchase ? Jeff
  595. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Bluefin close to San Diego

    This is an amazing video (I don't know who shot it, or on which boat..).. but, it's pretty amazing that this grade is in our local waters and chasing poppers.. Maybe a fellow BD member was on this trip and can comment..
  596. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Bluefin close to San Diego

    http://www.seaforthlanding.com/pages/fishcount.php
  597. Holi-e-Mackeral

    The Bigger Bluefin...

    Rockcod Rick on his boat got 2 fish over 200# over the weekend... local
  598. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Super Seeker SS FL75 feedback

    Hey I saw this blank at Fishermans landing.. Super Seekerr SSFL75 Look like it would be a great 50# 7.5 foot wahoo stick.. I would love some feedback on those who fish them. tight lines, Jeff
  599. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Good score at Hurricane

    I look back around 10 years or so when the RP had a first in line, first load policy (since changed to first in with a 50% deposit gets their number). At first guys would get to the landing at 5 am or so, on loading day to get a good spot... only to find guys allready there... The next year...
  600. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Calstar Grafighters.. custom cow killers

    The Factory 760H is pending now... Still have others for sale.. Jeff
  601. Holi-e-Mackeral

    The Maximus

    Who would have thougth a 500 foot long squid could take the Maximus down