Let’s just say this.....”corporations whom speculated in 2008 had to be saved.” Even though they over leveraged them selves, but they got bail outs.
Homeowners....not so much. Socialism: free public school, zero social safety nets, zero tax abatements to companies, 100 of Fortune 500 dont...
Still available. Trailer would need some repairs on leaf springs (bad bushings). Trailer was second hand and not original to the boat. It’s running on expired out of state tag. This was never a concern because the boat is housed 200’ from the ramp/and on the water during season.
Pm me and I...
2003 Parker 2120 DVSC SoCal fishing machine
Recently repowered with a 2019 Suzuki DFA 200HP, FACTORY WARRANTY UNTIL 3/19/2023 (5K Option)
Suzuki 200HP, digital dash and new Binnacle
10hr Oil Change completed
100 gallon fuel tank
Avg fuel burn at 4K rpm is approx 2.5 (with two guys/1 scoop of...
Yeah, outboard.....pretty much had 30 feet of line floating up top.....got fouled around 20 feet from the jetty..cleared it....then got fouled another 20 mins later.
pretty incredible. Best part is....the boat fender was black with blue line.
Hooped tonight, got limits by 9pm (28 total.)
Mack’s for bait, hooped in 15-35 foot of water in Newport.
Lots of people out tonight.....but it was def respectful.
there was one idiot out there using boat fenders in place of buoys with zero lights on them and no weight on the tag end. I...
If you want a Cow, spearfish or surf....Marla’s has you.
We did a 3.5 day, and it was a day too short...wish we had another.
Day 1: we show up wanna surf....Scotty pulls up on an epic right.....no ones out....no one shoulder hopping.....great f’ing morning.
We left from the east end, started at the west end. We went offshore and inshore on the back side. When we left it was howling, I knew we would have a rough one getting back to nb. We waited to see if the bft would should up around dark, never did.
Oh man.....I couldn’t imagine a center...
Well....here’s the report.
Ran from nb to 9 fathom area. Had no helium so we had to run the kite, which was difficult with such little wind at times. We got up the dead flyer and it looked like it was doing well...then wind would shift and we would scramble to get it back up and flying...
I bought this prop when I repowered my boat. I have around 15 hours on it, and i need something else for my application.
I paid around $600 for. Asking 450.00 for it.
Specs: Suzuki water grip series - 15.25” x 19” r water grip 3 blade
Prop has zero scuffs or damage. Bought it in May.
Most guys would never write a post and admit the weak point in the chain. Half the people on here won’t admit how close they anchored off the stern of a sport boat.
What’s always interesting to me is....why does auto pilot not have a redundancy “safety threshold” that engages disengagement...
A little off topic...but I hate lobster hooping in tight to shore...I’ve got a small boat, and I’ll never hoop with less than 3 people. One guy at the wheel, one guy dumping hoops, and one person on the anchor (and probably this isn’t enough in bad conditions.)
Its amazing we don’t hear more...
I’m thinking about moving my motor up a hole or two, before I buy a prop.
Brand new motor for me, but my planing rpm is wicked high and I should be getting a better fuel burn than I currently getting.
It’s always something
I will assume the label of “bft skunk master.” I’m so good at not catching bft this year, I regularly tell people fishing next to me that I believe my “bft skunk aura” is about a 5 foot sphere around my body. Not to mention but I believe everybait I use has a 2 inch skunk aura around it as...
It’ll prob never happen again, especially with my luck these past couple months. I swear I dropped baits and lures on bluefin tuna heads.....can’t get a bite to save my life.
I think Mother Earth threw me a bone since I’ve spent so much money chasing bluefin.
I feel ya, if I totaled all gear and tackle into what I’ve really spent....I’d be divorced right now. I literally have a secret fishing slush fund. I pretty much operate my fishing finances like a Swiss bank account.
But I am sure the cap tried.....bft definitely do not want to die. That’s...
Well.....to be honest I have not gotten a bluefin this year, I’ve prob spent 1k on two trips. Both times captains tried really hard.
Fishing is a privilege in my opinion. So many people can’t even afford to do these trips, and the boats def want to get you on fish....it’s their livelihood...
I’ve got two group 27 Napa marine marine/rv batts you can have for free if you want to pick them up.
They ran my Parker fine...I swapped them out for 31agm batts.....but the Napa batts worked fine for me.
Pm me if interested
at cat now, had a great day.
Got a scoop of squid from nacho,and headed to the spot. Arrived at 930 am ....late (hangover start).
Anchored up and managed to pull up two nice sized bass.
Fished in 60ft of water.....got both within 20 minutes.
A lucky day for sure.....but the bass were...
I was on the condor a few weeks back on a bft trip, galley cook came out, threw a bait and got bit immediately. He passed off the rod to a passenger, and went right back into the galley to prepare dinner.
At that point...I lost all faith in my ability.
I’m leaving for sci this coming Thursday, and I’ll be spending the night on the hook there, then maybe heading to ci depending on closures and fishing.
Not sure what your exact plans are
Leaving out of hb
Just finished breaking in the motor today. Going to go out next weekend and get a little more aggressive with the motor.
After that....I’ll most likely make a call on the permatrim.
I would get up on plane today around 4,200 rpm....would love to see if I can lower it
went out on the condor for a 1.5 day bft trip.
Boat loaded quickly and we were off getting bait.
Boat pulled up at gray light around 85 miles south and we started looking, and looking, and looking.
We finally pulled up to some kelps and the boat limited out on rat yellows with a few decent...
I agree....trimming up the motor is tight. Maurer recommended the setting it’s currently on. I’m sure there will be a lot of changes.
The prop is the big unknown right now. I usually run the boat pretty heavy. I went with a Suzuki stainless 15 inch / 19 pitch prop - 3 blade. At this...
Anyone have experience with adding a permatrim to their motors with a similar setup as mine?
Any handling/performance perspectives would be appreciated.
Thought about putting on a bracket, but I got so many different opinions I decided to hold off for the time being
Picked up the Suzuki df200hp in-line 4 at the Fred Hall show.
Old motor was a yami 175 hpdi 2 stroke. The yami only had 475 hours since ‘02. Power pack replaced 2 years ago.....but the really issue was the exhaust.
I could no longer take a following dirt/oil wind into the cabin...
2002 Hpdi Yam 2-stroke
Well maintained, zero issues and runs well.
Controls and oil components included in price.
Boat is in HB, please only serious inquiries.
Maintenance records on hand, ring free/fuel conditioner used religiously on this motor.
Motor fires up everytime...
Yeah....current was tough. I have 3 promar heavy duty hoops..and 2 of the reg. weight hoops.
First drop....all hoops were pretty much bouncing. I brought chain with me, added chain to all hoops.
Didn’t lose any hoops, but I could definitely see it happening that night.
Ran over to the isthmus from hb, crossing was great.
Grabbed a mooring and headed over to the “spot” with 10 other boats.
Hooped 50-150 for a few crabs.
Used bonito, mackerel and a few salmon heads.
Put down 3 sets, gained shoulder and bicep muscles, no lobster.
Ran back into the...
I went out Sunday, it was great. Got lucky in the front row just south of hb pier.
Got lucky and the anchor stuck really well...but it got a little nervey having big and small boats all around me.
I had 2 anchor alarms set with very little tolerance, since boats were all around me.
Pretty lame stuff.....not cool at all.
Hopefully...they get what they got coming to them.
That’s dangerous and presumptive....you never know how another boat owner may react to this....but I guess, for these guys, a few lobsters is worth all costs.
Don’t want to create a separate thread for this....
Thank you, to the boat owner yesterday at the hb air show who was kind and gracious enough to give me an LP canister for my grill.
You saved our “eating day.” I will definitely pay it forward, and never forget them in my truck...
10/13 ran out to cat at 130pm, bit of mixed swell...took around an hour 20.
Checked in with harbor patrol, got mooring 33, first row next to cat yacht club.
Avalon was surprisingly busy especially after the light show we had the night before.
Grabbed the mooring, dipped into luau Larry’s...
Left hh around 5pm...wanted to test a few things on the boat before putting out the hoops.
Got to Chaffee with time to spare, metered around and found a few good looking spots.
Put out the hoops with mackerel and salmon in the others.
Pulled first set for around 7 shorts combined (5 of...
Maybe...the best way to figure out if a paddy is “open.....” use the most important tool on your boat..vhf. The breakdown in this situation was the “intensity of initial contact,” and deference of said “contact.” This deference is believed to be attributed to “threat of firearm, and...
Pulled the plug on heading out tom (weather and crowds related.)
God...I hope we have an epic sept/oct season. I really hope. Burned too much damn fuel, and I’m considering slipping the rig in Sd next season. Everything has just been out of range for my rig.
Oh man...I’m a loyal RR guy. But I’m sure they’re all great.
I hope action picks up for us around OC, and weather lays down...I’ve burned so much fuel, and bow teeth...I’m considering taking the rig down to SD....and slipping it for a month.
After Marxist day, I’ll head out on Wednesday. We...
I love cat fuel prices.
I have carried 2 - 5 gallon tanks, if I was going to really run around, and just topped off the tank ASAP so as to get fuel off the deck.
I’ll always make it home before I spend over 6 bucks....never been low enough on fuel to where I had to put cat fuel in.
Here’s my report:
Day 1 Aug 18
-landed at approx 12:30pm, and was promptly picked up at the boat dock by the homeowner, and made the run to Safeway for food items.
Boat owner gave us a rundown on the hewescraft hard top, and suggested a few spots for salmon.
Since we had a short day, and...
I definitely will post a report, I appreciate the info.
We have 3.5 days of fishing, so my brother and I will definitely cover some ground, and try to get to areas with less pressure.
I keep a log when I fish, so I’ll report what I see, and what works.
Thx for the report.
Seems like the real biters are way south of us up here. I feel like these dorado down south got smoking deals on their “extended stay southern paddy rates.”
Hopefully....their accommodations get too expensive and they decide to look around up north for better paddy deals.
I’ll be up there Saturday for 3 days of fishing near clover pass.
Any reports on his salmon/halibut fishing is going up there?
Also, any advice on tackle I should bring up for the salmon or halibut?
I got some spoons, squid hoochies, 2/0 to 5/0 siwash hooks for rigging, and 8/0 to...
I couldn’t agree more....I don’t believe the weather...I’m my own weatherman at this point
I’m not going out until this big SW swell finishes with us.....and hopefully this changes something.
Everywhere I’ve been...it seems to be full of bait...or dirty water.
I’m not complaining....but...
I got back from a long range trip once, had my fish stiff and laying on the deck just outside of RR office...went to buy a coffee....came back and two wahoo are gone.
I just hope they were hungry....the irony is that I donate half my fish from all long range trips.
Agreed. Nachos.....put a few holes in a can of cat food, put the can in a bait net and swish it around every few minutes, or tie the can off the side of the boat and let it sit. Small pieces of squid on your sabiki works well too.
I’m sure the crew are all nice and capable people....some people just may have a hard time with confrontation.
I typically fish only fish the RR3....and all trips begin like this:
Andy cates: if there is any issue anyone may be having on the trip...PLEASE come directly to me, and I’ll work...
If everyone paid on the trip...then I see this as a non issue. Maybe the deckies need a refresher on equal good treatment for all, but beyond that....deep breaths.
I’ve never been on the boat....but I’ve been on my fair share of “less than optimal” boats.
I agree...if there’s an issue on a...
If there’s a market for this type of service, I don’t see the issue. We all can make our own decisions; to pay or not to pay.
We all have the ability to go out and fish....and hope we get bit....I see his service as a service based on “mitigation of failure.”
Nothing is guaranteed, you’re...
Yeah, definitely saw life out there, I’m thinking of running out there again, maybe mid week/Thursday, if conditions improve a bit.
I feel like I have a weekend curse, but my weekday luck seems to be much better. I don’t even think it was weekend boat traffic, IMO the the moon prob had more to...
Left HH at 530 A.M, picked up a half scoop of sardines and headed straight to the 14.
Arrived Around 6:20/630 and had a few other PB’ers working the area.
Water was warm...anywhere from 71 to 74.
Trolled some halcos and tuna feathers (pink chrome halco/ purple black feather/white pink...
I went from a 5 day to a 15 day on the RR3. I went from Cedros to Clarion/HB. The gear and rigging is obviously the biggest difference, but you’ll be in good hands on almost all LR boats.
Plus...on the 15 day....I learned more than I had in my previous few years.
Most guys you’ll find...
I would charter through Mako Matt’s (I don’t work or do anything for them.)
Like I said above....he knows what he’s doing....and is focused on them. They do service all my reels....so I guess I do do something with them!
Also.....if you really want a good shot at getting one...you could charter a rig through “Mako Matts.” He knows what he’s doing, and is dedicated to these beasts.
I’m pretty sure he owns the world record for a Mako.
I got a Parker boat, depending on my schedule, I could possibly head out to cat any 2 of the days you’d be out there.
I can just sleep on my boat, and if you guys wanted to split costs, I wouldn’t mind running out and giving it a 2 day go.
Just PM, the closer you get to the dates if you’re...
Left HH around 530am after picking up some squid from nachos, and made 10-15 Mack’s (the macks did fine in the tank with the squid, In case anyone was interested.) cleared the harbor, saw a thresher within 1,000 yds of the breakwall, stopped to look, but kept on trucking south.
Plan was to...
Splitting hairs. I respect that people hate the increase, but that increase falls in line with most receivers. Would I foucus on only sport boats, if I owned a receiver...no. But...if they feel sporties are the only viable game in town, then go elsewhere to get or make bait. I pay 45 (I...
We left from NB harbor, started seeing fish around the 60 mile mark. The bluefin pretty much encompassed a 5 mile block it seemed. At any one moment...there was a school foaming or putting on a gymnastics show.
Cleared NB harbor around 4am, with a scoop of sardines and pretty much 10 jig sticks with every type of jig imagineable.
Headed straight to the 43, arriving around 7/730 am. It was overcast and water was a bit cooler than expected.
Found our first school of bft jumpers around 745, but...
Fish that are capable of straightening mustard demon hooks isn’t exactly finesse fishing...I’m sure there’s a lot of variables that go into hooks straightening. I’d personally rather get sawed off...than have a hook straighten.
My 2 cents
Downrigger, bridled bait. I know people do well with it. Live bait done carefully, I’m sure would work. It’s the age old question....how do you get your bait on their plate. These fish can be Michelin Star eaters.
I know the question not directed at me, but I think the f21 has a 46 gallon fuel tank, if you do plan on heading 40 miles off shore, and looking around, you may need a bit more range, fuel wise (just to be safe.)
I’ve never been on that boat, but It couldn’t hurt to find one, and visit it...
Depending on your budget...
Min HP 175 & up. (200hp in-line 4 if you can get it)
100 gallon tank
Great fishing platform
The cabin is much appreciated on wet/spray days.
Strong back bone, will ride hard, seaspension chairs are worth the investment.
If you can do a 2320...can’t go...
we are staying near clover pass, and have done Ketchikan several times in June/July but never as late as Aug 18-22.
We are doing self guided, but don’t know what to expect in the latter parts of August.
Any info on what to reasonably expect fishing wise, would be greatly appreciated!
Was the Mountain Dew can trailing one of the yellows? I ask because in “yellowtail culture” a trailing Mountain Dew can means “just married.” As you my already know...a decafeineted Pepsi means.....recently divorced.
Yeah, totally agree.
I had a “2 stroke” oil issue which required me to dip into Avalon and pick up more yamalube.
We took a steady beam swell the whole way home.
I think it’s repower time. Great motor, no issues.
430 hours, I left the oil in the truck.....yes....lack of focus, and...
Headed over to cat to fish the west end for some yellows. Bait was great from nachos, and crossed over in 50 mins to arrive at 645am.
Tried rapalas, slow trolled sardines shallow, and slow trolled macs down deep with sliding egg sinkers stopped with a barrel swivel, leading to fluoro leader...
thinking of heading over tomorrow out of HH (530am) if the weather doesn’t take an even larger nose dive as it has these past few days.
Pm me if interested in jumping on a channel with me, and hopefully covering more water.
Heading out to Osborne bank tomorrow. Plan for us is to head to CAT tonight, spend the night then head to SBI/Osborne. If anyone shares this heading, reach out. We can share some thoughts, and cover a bit more water. And yes, I will definitely share the positives and negatives to whom ever...
Awesome, thanks so much! I've got 2 TLD 30's, Tiagra 30, Avet HX and a torium 40. Hopefully those will do. I plan on using their troll rigs, I don't feel like lugging around another outfit. I've got spectra on all my reels, how long do you recommend my fluoro be? Should i be tying my fluoro...
I'm new to the board, so bear with me if I sound a bit ignorrant or naive.
With that being said, If there's still room on this trip, I am going to book a spot tomorrow. I have never been on this boat furthermore, I've never been on any longrange boat beyond a day and half.