After the last couple trips launching out of Dana, it was nice to just go out of our home port HB.
I can't stand the parking etc out of Dana and may never do it again, anyways....
We launched at about 4:15 out of HH, Headed to see Nacho and was surprised to see a line of about 30 boats
we keep the boat in Sunset aquatic and tow it down to MB OR Dana once in a while, I have never launched out of Oceanside.
How is the parking? If I launch at 4 am will it be a problem? I hate Dana due to the tight parking .
How is the bat or areas to make bait?
10 danielsons hoops rigged with bridles, they are well used but still work. They have been repaired many times and have caught tons of bugs and many more left in them. Also with it are 10 double wrapped promar bait cages. $100 takes it all. In OC 92845. Mike
I will make this quick because I am tired as shit. Launched mission bay at 2 am , got a scoop and half of shit chovies. Motored slowly out to the corner area, at light we trolled towards the 226. Not much life.
We picked up and headed to the 302, found some birds working and got a plunker bite...
I just got one of these rods, it seems pretty heavy for a calico rod. Is it mainly made for fishing the jigs or is it suitable for bait fishing? It says it's rated for 30-65 lb braid, so what does that mean if you are fishing mono? This was a gift but I think I may trade it for something rated...
How do you guys calibrate your temp gauge? I know how to adjust it on my ray marine C80, but was wondering how to accurately check the water temp you are in.
My temps seemed to be off about 2 degrees from what I heard guys saying on the radio Sunday. I calibrated it once before using a digital...
THIS IS A FRIGHTENING STATISTIC, PROBABLY ONE OF THE MOSTWORRISOME IN RECENT YEARS.
25% of the women in this country are on medication for mental illness.
It means 75% are running around untreated.
Finally had a time to get over to the Island, my main intent was to jig up a bunch of bait then do a little hooping.
Left HH around 9 and headed to the red bluff area to jig up some macks, this is usually a great area for bait making and today was no exception.
Out went the Newfishall chum...
Just thought I would post up how I made my bait tubes, had these for 1 season now and they work great.
Can be made with Home Depot stuff for 20 bucks or so, you need 1 stick of 3" pipe, 20 end caps, 20 plastic snap clips( amazon), 10 small bungies and some zip ties. Also need 1/2 drill and 1/4...
This truck driver goes into a whore house, slaps $500 on the counter and tells the madam that he wants the ugliest girl in the place and a ham sandwich, The madam of the house looks at the money and tells him, "for $500 you could have the most beautiful girl in here" The truck driver looks back...
This is a barely used set of risers that were put on new about 6 months ago, we had the engine overhauled and it was sugested that we raise the risers so we did. The are off of a 2004 vovlo penta 5.7 GI-E and I know they fit a bunch of different years, I will post up a pic later.
The wife's back on the warpath again. Last night she said she wanted to make a sex movie, and all I did was suggest we should hold auditions for her part.
My sister-in-law sat on my glasses and broke them. It was my own fault. I should have taken them off.
I spent a couple of hours...
We have a 2004 2601 striper 5.7 I/O Volvo penta duo prop, recently we have had some rough running and starting issues .
Long story short it is in the shop right now and after a compression check they pulled the heads and it has 5 bad valves and the bottom end seems to look ok. We had one...
Just tore down my older trinidad 14 and I need to replace the drags, they cracked when i touched them. So which ones are the best for this reel with not being to thick? Also grease or no grease? What kind?
Several men are in the locker room of a golf club.
A cellular phone on a bench rings and a man engages the hands-free
speaker function and begins to talk.
Everyone else in the room stops to listen.
WOMAN: "Hi Honey, it's me. Are you at the club?"
Just saw that a boat out of seaforth on a 1.5 day had some yellowfin, maybe off a paddy?
Seaforth Landing checking in this evening with the Endeavor in from a 1.5 day trip with 59 yellowtail, and 4 Yellowfin tuna.
Good sign of things to come!!
[There was some discussion on bait cages a week or so ago, here is what has been working well for me.
I take the standard promar cage and basically wrap it with 1/2"hardware cloth that I get at home depot.
I just rewrapped a bunch of them that I did a couple years ago and this time I used the...
Just got done reviewing the new hoopnet regs for next season, some things really stood out at me. I am refering to type B hoopnets which are conical style.
Hoop nets may be used to take spiny lobsters and all species of crabs. Between Point
Arguello, Santa Barbara County, and the United...
Looks like we are in for more crap weather this weekend, there goes the WSB trip.
Tonight: W wind 16 to 18 kt becoming NW after midnight. Patchy fog after 11pm. Mixed swell...W 3 ft at 11 seconds and S 2 ft at 14 seconds. Wind waves around 3 ft.
Thursday: WNW wind 14 to 22 kt, with gusts as...
Saw this in the news, hopefully all is safe but doesnt sound good.
Boat missing off Catalina coast | boat, contact, coast - News - The Orange County Register
One more reason to check all safety gear, RADIO ect before heading out.
Helping my Dad sell some of his guns he has no use for anymore, they are all in excellent condition. These are the prices he is asking but he is willing to take offers. PM if interested.
Ruger 3-screw Super Blackhawk 44 mag. 7 Â½ “ bbl. Ser # 80-533xx. $700 SOLD
Took advantage of some extra time and the 99 dollar special the eclipse out of Davies locker was running and decided to check out this boat.
Boarded around 8pm with only 19 anglers, took a look around the boat and was very impressed. This used to be the cat special , has a ton of fishing...
Anyone going over to the island sat morning that can give me a ride over?
Meeting up with a friend to do some hooping on his boat, he is leaving fri but I cant leave till sat. Can pitch in for gas, just dont want to take the flyer.
It's Hell to be Old!
OLD people have problems that you haven't even considered yet!
An 85-year-old man was requested by his doctor for a sperm count
as part of his physical exam.
The doctor gave the man a jar and said, 'Take this jar home and bring
Decided to bail on Catalina at the last minute due to the weather forcast suddenly changing for the worst come Sat morning, stayed local instead.
Got to the ramp about 2 and got the gear ready, frozen bonita and macks from the island were stuffed tight into the cages.
Got out to the spot...
Ok have a few holes is some hoops from last trip and need to fix them.
Getting tired of fixing the danielson nets, but man they are the best I have used.
What do you use to repar and what method? Also is there a source for replacement netting?
Fished the pacific voyager sat and sunday on the senor tuna trip and can't say enough about the boat and crew! Started out with a great meet and greet pot luck tailgate party in the parking lot, and I knew right away we had a good group of anglers.
Woke up sat had a great breakfast as we...
Fished down the line from the south 425 to the hidden bank sunday then back up.
Launched the boat at 3am from dana landing and picked up a nice scoop of pretty good dines from EB that lasted all day.
Headed to some FD numbers between the 425 and upper hidden and put in the jigs. Picked up...
I just got handed a trip to new orleans from my company and I can go when ever I want to. Never fished these waters before only so cal and mex. What is the best time to go? who should I fish with? What is happening there in sept -oct? There will only be me fishing so I dont weant to charter...
Planning on heading to the marina coral for a 2 day trip on my boat and need some info from some of the seasoned veterans that slip there often.
Got some info from the coral marina website
I understand I need vessel registration ,insurance and passports but it also says I need to have a...
I was reading that mex law requires you to have mex liability coverage when boating in mex waters along with proof of hull coverage from your own ins co. Plus of course you need mex auto if you trailer trough, but i never knew you needed mex liability? any input?
Just doesnt seem right that they can do this, I dont know nearly as much about this as others here but I want to do my part.
I found this letter on the net http://www.dfg.ca.gov/MLPA/pdfs/comments/jm_033105.pdf
I agree with his approach but I doubt they listened, I'm not a lawyer but it...
An one have any bug bait ( macs or bonita) in OC they want to get rid of?
need 15-20 lbs and I am willing to pay for it just cant find any local right now.
Got to go one more time but getting a late start and dont want to risk it.
Finally found a good weather window to get my cousin chris out to the island for his cherry popper trip and to get some christmas bugs.
Left HH around 11:00 am and headed over to do a little fishing and bait making before the nets went down, the calicos were on the chew but the bait was real...
Decided to do a local trip sunday, weather forcasts did'nt look too bad but boy were they wrong! headed out a little early into calm conditions only to have it turn to snott untill pulling time ,where it layed down enough to make it managable.
The full moon was a major factor and the crawl...
Just a heads up for the guys going out opening night. Looks like a decent swell and wind will be here for you.
Especially those who do the breakwalls, there is a reason they call them breakwalls!! Be safe
Looking for opinions on jigging up bait . Ive have never tried sardines but have made plenty of macs and smelt.
Lobster season is here (soon) and I like to jig up ALOT of macs. I,m planning a trip next week to do just that, make a bunch of bait for the freezer.
So here is what I usually...
Got my lobster report card today at the DFG ofiice in Los Alamitos.
First thing I noticed is that is not going to be very boat/ hooping friendly so I came up with an idea.
Picked up a cheap plastic clipboard at target and cut 1 1/2" of of the bottom so it will fit in a 1 gal ziplock. I...
Heading down to mission bay fri night, and with all of the talk of loooong waits at the reciever in the morning i was thinking of baiting up late fri night.
Good idea or bad? will this put more stress on the bait, and if so what can be done to help keep the bait in better condition?
Was going to wait to get the pics off my cousins camera ,but thought I would post anyway to give a heads up on clemente (will add pics later) .
Took off very late fri night from davies and picked up a GREAT scoop of squid from brian @ LBBC (thanks again) and set the auto pilot for SCI...
I must say,I am now a fan of the all mighty Bonito.
I just returned froma family getaway in San Diego,and like any other fishing addict I got out on the water.
Jumped on the Daily Double out of point loma for some AM fun.
Got into the best bonito bite I've ever seen ,these fish were all BIG...
Heading to cabo for a family vacation/fishing trip sat 4-26 for week staying at the hacienda del mar. Does anybody know if there is good shore fishing in this area? And if so what would be the best method ? surface irons?:jig: Going to get a chance to fish with gordo banks pangas on wed ( full...
Decided to stay local and see if we could find some bass. Launched out of HH around 7:30 and made our way to the izors, found some nice structure in deeper water then threw out a chum bucket to see if we could wake anyone up. Tried for an hour for nada then made a amove to the inside rigs for...
Decided to do one last hoop trip this weekend.
Grabbed a couple friends and off we went to the island, snagged all the bait we wanted working a HUGE bird school in 350 ft . Loaded the cages with fresh macs and dropped them about sunset. Started out a little slow, around 8:00 it picked up fast...
Decided to push my luck a little bit with the weather and it paid off. Launched about 10:00 am fri at HH and headed to the island on a 2 day permit with my cousin who has never hooped before. The ride over was a little sloppy we arrived to our spot to find it empty as I expected it would be with...
I know lobster fishing is closed to the gringos, but why? Does anyone have any background info on this? I dont understand why we cant hoop down there, they could be making alot more money and I,m sure there are PLENTY.
Heading down to cabo at the end of april and need some advice on who to fish with and who not to. Not looking for a big sportfisher, more of a small boat/ panga for inshore stuff. If any BD's down there with a boat and need crew PM me. If not any advice will be appreciated . Thanks mike
Took of fri 8/3 with a group of 12 for loreto for some fishing and chris's bacholar party . Lax to loreto 1.5 hrs and bam your drinking pacificos on the way to the house We had a great time, my biggest dorado was 48 lbs. fished 3 days with 4 boats a day, the fishing was pretty good every day...
Heading down to Loreto aug 3rd , has anyone seen any reports? Also looking for tackle recomendations ,my first trip down. Also any info about thew town ( best restaraunts, strip clubs ect ) Thanks in advance ,Mike
Took a 2 friends and my cousin over to clemente to look for yellows sat.Left alamitos @ 3: 30 and picked up a huge scoop of candy from martin at long beach bait ( thanks again) . As we got to cat we decided to take a look at the v's ,way too much boat pressure and nothing biting so we headed to...