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  1. Jose Caballero

    BOLA BOAT RATES MIGHT GO UP

    Cangrejos has better freezers and better processing and a nice new boat, so maybe the hike is justified... but if I show up for higher prices and the quality goes down, that’s when I start getting curious. and for sure, towing looks better and better.
  2. Jose Caballero

    hwy 1 updates ?

    for anyone in doubt, the 5 is GOLD all the way down. i saw one pothole at around km113 south of san felipe. that is all, and it wasn't a big or bad one either. otherwise perfect. 5.5hr from border to BOLA, not driving fast, same in opposite direction. the BOLA road is a little chunky but not the...
  3. Jose Caballero

    hwy 1 updates ?

    I'll be fishing with pedro sat-mon, hope to see you all down there. we're gonna take the 5 so we can compare drive notes after...
  4. Jose Caballero

    BOLA 5/15-5/19

    Hope you get em. I’ll be down in a couple of weeks, please post a road report if you get a minute.
  5. Jose Caballero

    stealing fish from freezers ?

    wow that's pretty lame. seems to me someone could solve that problem and still offer a good client experience. BYO coolers with ice does NOT seem like an adequate answer IMHO. I stay with Pedro, never had that problem or heard of it happening there, FWIW.
  6. Jose Caballero

    San Quintin Bound - few questions

    Mexicali runs a racket, they target well-outfitted groups. They will hassle you every time, but I’ve never had another hassle with anyone in Baja (I’m a native speaker so maybe that helps?). I have been asked for my visa at a variety of military checks, or at least, for my “papers” which I take...
  7. Sinker/Lead operation, molds and tools and painting and shipping stuff

    Sinker/Lead operation, molds and tools and painting and shipping stuff

    I have to stop making sinkers, and would like to sell the entire operation in one fell swoop. you could make this into a bigger business, follow my last few years of hobbyist output, or just pay it off by making sinkers for a few friends. I'm happy to share what i know. I have many many molds...
  8. Jose Caballero

    Good spots around Anacapa?

    relief shading is your friend. like errin says, if it's hard to reach there are more fish left.
  9. Jose Caballero

    Anyone selling lead weights these days?

    gerry is a solid guy. one of the most trusted members on BD. highly recommend.
  10. Jose Caballero

    Sinker/Lead business for sale

    I have to stop making sinkers, and would like to sell the entire business in one fell swoop. I have many many molds (cost me over $3000, including a dozen collins customs production molds, down riggers, leadheads, custom and customized molds, dive/hunt/miscellaneous, etc), sinker eyes and...
  11. Jose Caballero

    autopilot suggestions please

    I like my lowrance AP on my simrad system. But can’t argue with furuno if you can afford it.
  12. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    it's been fun, but life moves on. i'm winding down the business and reclaiming my yard for other uses, so i won't be able to fill any new orders. i'll be liquidating my molds and supplies so please send a PM if you're interested. best of luck to all! jose
  13. Jose Caballero

    Respectfully buying stuff Classifieds

    i've sold and bought hundreds of times on BD, and i guess i've seen some scammers scammin here and there, but in my own experience i've been doing LOTS of personal business on here and never had a real problem. sure, some folks are bad at communication, and a couple guys sold me stuff with...
  14. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    happy holidays y'all. shipping saturday: Jaewhong, Travis, Binh, Allen, Dawna, John, Jon, Kevin, Tony, Wei, Mark, Ben
  15. Jose Caballero

    Feeler: OC Rods 940 hale

    I also got one of those, wrapped it myself, stellar STRONG stick.
  16. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Today's shipping: Chau, John, Visions, Soah, Tony, Michael, Binh Celine ready for P/U today
  17. Jose Caballero

    MERRY CHRISTMAS: SEEKER SSR 7660

    those are nice! that's a steal.
  18. Jose Caballero

    Cousins mag 95!!!

    I really liked my Calstar 100jmag
  19. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Suren, Daniel shipping tomorrow. I'll be taking a break until after thanksgiving! Please forgive any spotty communication until after then...
  20. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Going out today: Harmon, Robert, Gregory, Mark, John, James, Perry Chris nice to meet you
  21. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Sorry, guys. forgot to update, but on MONDAY i shipped: Tomas, Jack, David, Luong, Nick Billy, Kendrick thanks for picking up. Stu, Celine, Jethro always good to see you. Gene nice to meet you.
  22. Jose Caballero

    Lowrance Elite-7 CHIRP 83/200+455/800 KHz transducer, Navionics, cover, $300

    some baja chart examples. i have some points from gonzaga on here.
  23. Jose Caballero

    Lowrance Elite-7 CHIRP 83/200+455/800 KHz transducer, Navionics, cover, $300

    This thing was in my boat for about 9months before remodel. Includes Navionics charts in addition to pre-loaded insight base data. The Navionics chart covers the west coast and Baja, all the way down. Works great. Everything is included and awesome, except the small metal aluminum bracket to...
  24. Jose Caballero

    Cabo Panga fishing report

    All I wanted was fish pics...
  25. Jose Caballero

    Gas in Gonzaga ?

    i posted the same questions a few days ago and heard three very encouraging reports. also, regarding gas, if the pemex is closed (early/late) or empty (never in my experience but i've heard it happens), you can ask nacho at the market if he has any... usually he has enough stashed to get you...
  26. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Ray, Matt, William, Manuel, Rit going out in today's mail. David, Micky ready for pickup.
  27. Jose Caballero

    A few new seekers

    no one makes them better.
  28. Jose Caballero

    Anybody know: Road conditions mexicali to gonzaga

    looking for reports on the road quality and logistics heading south on 5. thinking loosely about thanksgiving, but i know it's a crazy time, so hoping someone knows...
  29. Jose Caballero

    Furuno Radar-$400

    if someone needs the screen i could use the dome...
  30. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Patrick, Allen, Jon, Slim, Iolanthe, Wuuching your orders are out for pickup by my poor mailman tomorrow.
  31. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Scott, Satoshi, Amado, Anthony, Steve, Dan, Gerry orders going out today. Sal, Celine thanks for picking up.
  32. Jose Caballero

    5 LB ,Hilts Cod Mold,

    i have one for you. check PMs
  33. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Joseph, Philip, Gerald, Daniel, Justin, Reynold, Allan your stuff went out today.
  34. Jose Caballero

    Poly form A-1 buoy fenders 11” New set of 4

    If that were to fail i'd be interested as a backup. GLWS but also PMd
  35. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Bruce ready for PU Durk, Nate, Ryan, Allan, Greg, Derrick, Brandon your stuff goes out today. Thanks
  36. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Brandon your order ships out tomorrow. Celine, Ben thanks for picking up, nice to see you both.
  37. Jose Caballero

    Trying to take my boat to BOLA

    I always recommend on line, but your timing may not allow it. You can get your visa online and insurance but I think the temp import permit takes a while...
  38. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Alex, Joe, Doug (2 separate packages), Sam, Chuck going out in the mail tomorrow. Stu, Ben, Jason come and get em.
  39. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Just a heads-up: i need to simplify and have discontinued more of the obscurities. Please see post#1 for changes, and if you see something discontinued that you'd like to produce, send me a PM, as I am selling off some of those molds...
  40. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Shipping tomorrow are orders for: Steven, Jorge, Alex, Ben, Greg, Richi, Vasili. Ben your order's ready for pickup.
  41. Jose Caballero

    Dealing with small cuts on your fingers/hands

    all the good advise is already out but i will add the infection thing is no joke. i grew up around macho role models who worked with their hands so i always poopooed the germophobia... but i've since had two severe "up the arm" fish-handling infections, one of which was hours away from...
  42. Jose Caballero

    CALSTAR 100J MAG “RARE HONEY TIP”

    i bought one of these blanks from sam at island a year or two ago, wrapped it up real purdy, and sold it for way too little after making a half-day of test casts. Such is life, i seem to get the pricing wrong on rods ALL THE TIME, so i clearly can't comment on this price. one thing i can say...
  43. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    sorry guess i forgot to notify last week's shipments, but they should have arrive already so... my b. today packed for monday postage: Justin, Basilio, Gary, Craig, BbyB, Mike J, Mike V Thanks y'all.
  44. Jose Caballero

    16' Radoncraft 1989

    holy crap. that's gonna sell immediately. nice one. GLWS
  45. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    sorry y'all. i didn't update last night's shipments but i guess you already got them. sorry about that. today i'm sending out: Ray, Tanner, Dave, Becky, John, Aron and leaving out for pickup: Ken, Ethan, Jimmy, and Cole
  46. Jose Caballero

    Long rods jig sticks for sale

    Texted you a moment ago. Thanks
  47. Jose Caballero

    1984 18' Stringari Skiff, turnkey condition $14,800

    Dana Pt. Embarcadero Marina. My dad showed to a few folks today but I think it’s still there. You should be able to check it out. PM my dad, he’ll give you details.
  48. Jose Caballero

    Ultimate Fishing Garage ideas...

    Andre, I hear you about san diego and i don't disagree, but if you're truly daydreaming you should ask swami for a pic of his tackle room.
  49. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Christian, Keith, Bob, Kendrick, Peter, Nick, Mauricio, Marc, Robert, John, Hiroshi, Chris, Robert your stuff shipped today. Gerry, Mike, Zach, Nick stuff is ready for pick up.
  50. Jose Caballero

    what can you do with "old gas?"

    if it's a little old i just blend with fresh and feed to my tacoma. if it's that old, i think i'd take it for hazmat disposal...
  51. Jose Caballero

    Free Johnson 90

    Dang! Arima owners coming on strong today (what’s up nik?). Good luck on all your projects
  52. Jose Caballero

    Free Johnson 90

    is that an old arima?
  53. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Jacque, Josh, Jean, Charles, Mike, Chase, Bac your orders went out today. Mary nice meeting you.
  54. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Thomas, Kobuk, Jody, Howard, Philip your orders went out today. Mark come and get it. Brian, Marcus i'm sorry to say it'll be a couple weeks minimum. Turnaround time is growing. I'm backordered on eyes and i have two giant orders ahead. 15day turnaround seems reasonable for now (possibly worse).
  55. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Randy, Rosemary I added your orders to today's shipments. Mark nice meeting you yesterday
  56. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    i spent a few weeks in the sierra with my family, glorious times and we found a lake with goldens/brooks/rainbows, all naturalized and hungry for cheap lures. memorable few days there! then i came home and was able to catch up on all my orders in a single day! today i sent out packages for...
  57. Jose Caballero

    going south with beers

    I stand corrected. Given current shortages I’d probably resort to desperate measures. Have a great trip and stay safe. 🤙
  58. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Peter, Kenny, Marlon, Ted, Leo, Rick, Charles your orders go out today. Stu nice seeing your wife again, you have such a beautiful home! Casey, Scott, Ed thanks for picking up.
  59. Jose Caballero

    going south with beers

    i'll be fascinated to hear the answer to this, but, you're gonna take beer south? i've never carried more than one or two southbound. they're SO CHEAP in mexico, and SO COLD, and available literally everywhere, why weigh down your car?!
  60. Jose Caballero

    Bow lights

    Good advise above but I’ll add a couple other thoughts: - overhead lights just glare off mist and generally aren’t useful unless you wanna light up a crowded anchorage or something. Good way to blind yourself and pick a fight - bow height lights, just above the water line, can really catch water...
  61. Jose Caballero

    TIP for boat at the border

    LOL, i knew it couldn't be just me. i look forward to it now.
  62. Jose Caballero

    TIP for boat at the border

    I’ve only done it through the mail, no help with your original question, but if you’re going through calexico I feel compelled to mention this: I have had MANY lame passings through calexico with the same scammer dude, skinny supervisor in a drab vest, that always invents BS excuses to sell you...
  63. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Norm, Mike, Jim, Will, Arnie, David, Minso, Nick, Cheryl, Robert, Viktor, Victor your orders ship out today. Red nice meeting you yesterday. Shon ready for pickup.
  64. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Joe, Kenneth, Chris, Rodney, Frederick your orders go out today. GOOD NEWS! Due to a more home-based summer plan, I've been keeping turnaround under a week on average! I hate to promise something I can't deliver, but generally speaking, orders are getting out the door pretty fast right now.
  65. Jose Caballero

    Offshore 6/11 Bluefin Report + Lessons Learned

    hey man what an excellent report, thanks for doing it, and congrats on your FISH!! that's a lot of excellent advise and i'm gonna reread it; i especially appreciate the suggestion to stay quiet and dispersed, that jives with my impressions. i got skunked at the hidden that day (i stayed pretty...
  66. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    hit a new record high on orders today, thanks everyone for all the referrals and return business. Frederick, Scott, Keith, Kevin, Wei, Daniel, T, Sherwin, Phan, Karl, Kimberly, David your orders go out tomorrow. Justin, Matt, Bobby I'll leave your stuff out tomorrow, hopefully we can meet up...
  67. Jose Caballero

    Head for beer

    best listing title i've seen in years on BD. GLWS
  68. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Scott, your orders go out in tomorrow's mail. Geoff, Wade, Jonathan, Eric your orders are ready for pickup. Sal hopefully see you tomorrow with your stuff.
  69. Jose Caballero

    Calstar. GF 100j

    i built one of those last year, super nice blanks
  70. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Richard your order goes out today. Professionull1 listing #1 has all pricing and options. PM'd you a link.
  71. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Alex, Billy, Matt, Laura, Sonny your orders go out tomorrow. Geoff, Eric i'll see you tomorrow.
  72. Jose Caballero

    Calstar Baja Boomer and Boomer Jr Blanks both for $100

    dutra- thanks, you're third in line. i have a hunch #1 is gonna work out, though.
  73. Jose Caballero

    Calstar Baja Boomer and Boomer Jr Blanks both for $100

    ahidog- no, Goleta is adjacent to Santa Barbara... MATTANZA- sounds good, see PM
  74. Jose Caballero

    Calstar Baja Boomer and Boomer Jr Blanks both for $100

    Boomer Jr is black on the left, Baja Boomer is tan on the right. Matthew- i wanna try to sell them together, if that falls through i'll get back to you.
  75. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Mike, Scott, Jimmy your stuff ships tomorrow. Jon don't forget i need your address. i hope everyone has a safe and restful memorial day tomorrow. 🙌
  76. Jose Caballero

    Calstar Baja Boomer and Boomer Jr Blanks both for $100

    i have a couple OG Calstar blanks that i'm not gonna build. they were from the private stash of an old employee, super prime, never wrapped, clean and perfect from butt to tip. these are BURLY blanks. no trades. PayPal is fine, or pickup in Goleta CA. i can ship at your cost. $100 for both.
  77. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Jesse, Todd, Tucker, Jason, Tommy, Chuck, Omar, Daniel, Craig, Joshua, Mark all your orders went out today. Ken it was great to meet you.
  78. Jose Caballero

    Some molds

    Selling a few molds, shipped USPS priority mail for $8, i'll combine shipping as possible. please PM, PayPal or cash: 1- Collins Customs B Jig Mold 2 (flat-fall/falling leaf), 2/4/6/8oz, #2 eyelets. barely used $sold$ 2- Collins Customs Banana Head, 4/5/6/8oz, #2 eyelets and 3407 8/0 hooks...
  79. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    William added yours in there too. wow, busy times, glad y'all are fishing! ^Jon, responded to PM.
  80. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Karl yours ALSO goes out today! our mail workers are so overworked already, but look what mine has to deal with (and yes, we're on very good terms):
  81. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    SWB, Shin, Luong, Chau, Zackary your stuff is ready to ship out on monday. Ray i can ship as soon as you pay. Ken all your stuff is poured, now we just gotta line up a time to meet. Geoff, Pete, Cole your stuff is ready for pickup.
  82. Jose Caballero

    Halibut weekend

    thanks. yeah, BB. i suck at drifting
  83. Jose Caballero

    Halibut weekend

    Got a few halibut, shallower than expected, at SRI this weekend. Bechers was cold and squidy with big crowds and pratically no one catching WSB, wrapping around east point there was a steep temp increase and no squid.
  84. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    OK. out for the mailman are: John again, Paul again, Jim, Howard, Velorus, Ryan, Andy Dan yours are just one day behind, i'll paint tonight and set them out tomorrow.
  85. Jose Caballero

    Green cousins blanks

    I am NOT a cousins expert but honestly curious why the green? If this is a touchy subject please ignore.
  86. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    MAIL THIEF! three packages were stolen off my porch, as part of a team effort stealing mail all over my neighborhood. John, Paul, Dan: i will ship all your items in the coming days, sorry for the delay.
  87. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Eduardo, Jake, Ruben your orders are ready for pickup. John, Paul shipped today.
  88. Jose Caballero

    Mint - Silver AVET HXW 5/2 Raptor

    Hey Pelican is new to the site but I’ve known him for many years and he’s a good dude. If his status gives you pause I’ll back his transaction.
  89. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Tim nice to meet you, thanks for handling all that stuff. Corey please let me know if there were any problems with your order. Jim just a couple more days, waiting for some more big eyes. John your order's out for the mailman. Geoff ready for pickup any time. i'll be pouring later this week for...
  90. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Pouring now. If you have an urgent order best way to reach me is text: 805 57zero 772two
  91. Jose Caballero

    Puertocitos

    there's a couple of palapa and low-key hotels right there, signs on the turnoff (i seem to recall some red and white signage...?). and a few more between puertocitos and gonzaga. i don't know names, sorry, but i think you'll have a ton of choices within a few miles. that said, i've also heard...
  92. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    CV UPDATE- I'm making stuff about once or twice a week right now, and i've finished almost all the wholesale orders. Getting back to a normal 10-15 day turnaround, but of course, i'm not making any promises about timing. Allen, Randall your stuff's out for the mailman. Kyle, Brian your stuff's...
  93. Jose Caballero

    I really mess up

    I feel you. Cancelled spring break in Gonzaga and seems Memorial Day in bola wont fly. Grateful for my health and lucky to be relaxing in the yard, but I cant help feeling a little bummed too. Wrap some rods and clean up that tackle, we’ll get em soon.
  94. Jose Caballero

    BOLA 3.13-15 with Joel Prieto Jr...Awesome!

    thanks for the report, Kenny. Joel's the best (i'm planning to be there memorial day)! did you notice any changes at the border? did corona have any impact on your travel south of the border?
  95. Jose Caballero

    Avet HXW 3 speed

    but the barcode sticker does say 3/s raptor...
  96. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    I have updated listing #1, as well as the printable order form! Both my lead and shipping prices have gone up, but I didn't want to raise my prices (for now), so I've simplified my options and removed some of the more laborious products. If you're ever in doubt, always check listing #1.
  97. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Paul your order's out for the mailman. Kevin once the epoxy dries on these eyes i'll glue the other sides, should be out for monday's mailman. Shon, Sal, Ray, Marcus i think i'll be heading your way to make a round of deliveries in the next day or two. I'm shifting into a strange and unsure...
  98. Jose Caballero

    HELP with POSTING A PICTURE IN CLASSIFIED

    you'll have to resize the file. in other words, i chose the photo file in my photo viewer (i use a mac, so that's the "Photos" app), click 'file'... select 'export'... get a pop-up where i can select 'medium' file size... and then choose the export destination (usually my desktop). that version...
  99. Jose Caballero

    New Calstar 9 & 10' jig blanks Phenix rare 9'3 all glass blanks

    easy peasy, straight up, simple scheduling, clean blanks. buy with confidence
  100. Jose Caballero

    Gel coat over fairing Compound

    micro balloons, like the brown ones from fiberglass hawaii, are light and really easy to sand; add aerosil if you're worried about sagging. i just used a few pounds on my pilothouse project, and found them both really easy to use.
  101. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Cooper, Taylor orders are on my front porch, ready for pick up. Matt, Kris, Chris your orders are ready for the postman to grab tomorrow. Marcus i'll be delivering today, after my kid's ball game. Stu your stuff's all ready, just gotta find the right time to swap... Brandon i'm gonna paint...
  102. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Aaron, Terry your orders are out for the postman. HUGE pour coming this saturday. i have about 600lbs in orders, and will do my best to fill them in the order they were received. Hoping to send out at least two more batches of orders before March 1.
  103. Jose Caballero

    Is it me or bd pm message system is f'ng with me?

    my messaging has been fine, about 15 back and forth since the site's format change...
  104. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Tim your orders out for the mailman. Remember to check listing #1 for prices and a convenient order form
  105. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Ethan, Heinz, Brandon, Aaron, Li-Chen your orders are all out for the mailman (poor dude). Those of you that had to wait, thanks for being patient, i hope it was worth the delay. i'll do my best to stay on a tight production schedule as we approach the recreational rockfish opener, but please...
  106. Jose Caballero

    SS cjb90f

    My buddy bought one last year and just built it. To me it feels like a mid weight bait/jig stick, def lighter than my 7x when compared side by side, I really like it. My mentor told me to never cut a blank and that’s been good advise for me so far...
  107. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Richard your orders out for the mailman. larger eyes came in so I’m planning to catch up on four pending orders this weekend. Looks like a pour on Saturday or Sunday. LMK if you wanna jump in.
  108. Jose Caballero

    Frozen Fish Going Bad?

    i've heard it said that freezers only SLOW the decay of fish, as they are just below freezing, and especially so if they auto defrost, so IMHO 6months is long for a home freezer. sometimes you can trim the finest layer off bigger chunks, but if they're already cut down to 1lb average, it's tough...
  109. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Luong your order's out for the mailman (I threw in a couple of oddballs but the total is fine). Next batch goes out as soon as we resupply those larger eyes...
  110. Jose Caballero

    Batson Cold Shrink

    i'm not sure i understand your question correctly, but once hypalon has been attached to your blank, you can chuck it up on a high-speed motor and just use coarse sand paper to lathe into any desired diameter/taper profile (i've used home-made sewing machine and power drill chucks, but now i...
  111. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Greg order's out for the mailman. i have four other orders on deck to pour this weekend, feel free to jump on for delivery by early February at the latest. if you're thinking ahead for March 1st, please consider that my production flow can get pretty cramped with commercial in March... so order...
  112. Jose Caballero

    Ten used bolt-on stainless rodholders

    Couple years old, lightly crusty but little elbow grease should handle it. Plastic inserts, index pins for gimbal butts, fit great on my 1” tubing, I think they’re also good up to 1.25”. See pics. $80 picked up in SB, $100 shipped to your door USPS priority.
  113. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    alright. i'm back and accepting orders. if you're getting ready for spring please LMK, i'm booked a couple weeks out by now and that will probably continue for the next few weeks...
  114. Jose Caballero

    Really late Sea of Cortez cruising report

    Awesome story, bravo, only thing missing was pics...
  115. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Ethan your order is out for the mailman. Ben your order is ready for pickup. Jethro i'll drop off your order in the next few days. don't plan to pour again until after winter break. happy holidays, y'all!
  116. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Mike, Luciano your orders are out for the mailman. Stu hope we find a time this week. Spotty production for a few weeks ahead, please LMK your timelines if you order this month...
  117. Jose Caballero

    please post GONZAGA reports! let's plan THANKSGIVING

    If they like rugged adventure gonzaga can be cool but especially if they’re younger I’d recommend bola. My kids love both. Another consideration: depending on your boat and trailer, Gonzaga can be tricky to access, and there’s probably fewer total fishing options in Gonzaga.
  118. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    with special thanks to all who've served, happy veteran's day! Mike sorry for the lag, shipping tomorrow. i'll be pouring again this weekend, then off until after thanksgiving.
  119. Jose Caballero

    please post GONZAGA reports! let's plan THANKSGIVING

    WHO HAS GONZAGA REPORTS? also, who's going down for thanksgiving?
  120. Jose Caballero

    Sabiki rods

    c'mon.... who has sabiki rods?
  121. Jose Caballero

    Sabiki rods

    anybody got a couple of sabiki rods? i need 2-3, used is fine if they're still usable. i live in SB but have family in OC... thanks
  122. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    David, Jim, Cole, Wayne, Tanner your orders are out for the mailman (hopefully he doesn't bail again). Tad it was nice to reconnect. Jethro, James i'll deliver Tuesday (i think). Marcus let me know if you wanna get into that delivery window. Thanks, y'all. Please keep in mind i'll be out of...
  123. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Mike, Michael your orders are out for the mailman. David, Jim your orders should be complete and shipped by the end of this month. still have a good stash of torpedoes on hand, should be able to ship within a day or two while supplies last. thanks y'all
  124. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Michael your boxes are out for the mailman. Tim, Shon ready for P/U. got about 50-100 each of 4/6/8/10/12/16 on hand right now, will ship within 24hrs while supplies last. won't be pouring until the 19th. thanks
  125. Jose Caballero

    90j glass

    look for gio altamirano (i think that's his last name...?) on FB i think he had a couple last week
  126. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    no more sinkers on hand. next pour is saturday. LMK if you would like to add yourself into that production. thanks
  127. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Chris, Steve shipping tomorrow. Marcus, james i will deliver tomorrow. I have a good stash of cannonballs and torpedoes on hand. Same day shipping is available until I run out, so send me a PM if you need something. Next pour will be this upcoming weekend.
  128. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    TJ, Steve your stuff's out for the mailman. Ben payment received, thanks. Pouring tomorrow, one huge order and three small ones, LMK if you want to pile on.
  129. Jose Caballero

    Gonzaga bay

    Troll xrap-15/20/30 kinda far back behind the kayak, in 15’+ parallel to shore on incoming tide. Watch for birdnadoes in the early afternoons off the cliffs at the NE part of the bay, usually cued by rising winds but worth the wrestle for dipstick iron fishing. Throw lucky crafts or swimbaits in...
  130. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Vincent going out in the mail tomorrow. Ben waiting for you on my porch. Paul see you tomorrow. Marcus let's figure out what i have on hand tomorrow and go from there.
  131. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Lorca shipping tomorrow. I am catching up on a couple big orders this weekend, next pour will be saturday the 28th, please LMK if you need anything. thanks, all.
  132. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Pouring Thursday and Saturday, LMK if you need anything, listing #1 has current prices. thanks.
  133. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    I'm doing a big pour TODAY so if you wanna make an order we might be able to ship by the afternoon! Jeff, James, Jack, Barry, Ben, Alan your orders are out for the mailman. Erik ready for pick up. Inge i'll be dropping off a shipment tomorrow.
  134. Jose Caballero

    Calstar 540

    did you see the guy selling a full-length one in san gabriel? listed here a couple days ago, wish i could get out there...
  135. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Michael, Brent, Randy packed today for the mailman to grab tomorrow. and here's some big news... I think I might sell the whole lead operation! I'm still chewing on it and looking for options, but if you think you'd be interested, LMK and we can talk valuation and sales privately.
  136. Jose Caballero

    United Composites 85 Monster Blank

    i built one of those this year, super awesome amazing blank!
  137. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Hey. i've updated the first listing to reflect discontinuation of baby torpedoes and a couple smaller leadheads. see listing #1 for updated order form. David, Hoyt, and Jonathon orders are done and ship tomorrow. thanks
  138. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Ok I’m back and ready to go again. I hope I’ve gotten back to everyone. See listing #1 for options and pricing.
  139. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Lindsay, Cory, Joe, Fred, John orders shipped yesterday. Jeff order's outside ready for pick up. Inge i'll drop off later today. Stu see you tomorrow. Peter all done, awaiting instructions. i could meet up on my drive south, or just mail. LMK. Wendell, Loc shipping today. Donna just waiting for...
  140. Jose Caballero

    Avet Raptor JX 6/3 Price Drop

    Pretty much my favorite reel
  141. Jose Caballero

    PB Barn Door....about time !!

    Hey Paul! Sorry I missed this report but BRAVO! Nicely done, and happy to see the new rig paying off. Stay on em, buddy, I’ll see you after summer!
  142. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Ah bro I get plenty wooded seeing this last weeks becher reports, trust me! Saw your post, too, it’s super badass to dial the school on swimbaits!
  143. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    honestly, i didn't know where to put the "central californian goes to alaska fish report" so i'm glad you asked. Alaska was nuts. big mountains everywhere, just a staggering immense landscape, like the sierra on your left and another sierra on your right and then another sierra behind them with...
  144. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Hey everyone. i had a couple nice days back home but i'm heading out again. i'll be back on the fourth for a couple days, i expect to pour at least once when i get back, so feel free to leave an order in my inbox. Jim, James, Paul, Alisha your orders went out today. Peter and Donna everything...
  145. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    I'm BACK (for about a week)! please forgive me and follow up with me if i haven't responded to you, and please let me know if you aren't clear on your order's timeline. THANKS!
  146. Jose Caballero

    DO NOT BUY FROM MEMBER JUSTIN CARDENAS!!

    Pokie, I hope this gets resolved for you. As others have said I’m so grateful for years of honest and friendly dealings on BD! A few scammers can really kill the buzz, once we’re sure we really gotta step on em, for everyone’s peace of mind. Is there a legal recourse? Maybe just an honest...
  147. Jose Caballero

    Mexican money

    So here’s the other thing. 18.65 in the us is great. 18:1 in loreto is great (and usually that rate goes up as you get closer to the US). So here’s my strategy: Changing $100 to pesos in the us gets me 65 extra pesos if I’m lucky, which is roughly $3.50. Even if I spent every last peso (instead...
  148. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Juan, James, and Gene your orders are out for the mailman. NOTICE: my next ship date is June 25th or so, as i'll be traveling for a while (wish me luck, i'm gonna try to catch some fish in AK!)
  149. Jose Caballero

    BOLA 5/27-29/19

    I passed on them but my buddy shot one while diving...
  150. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Nic, Ray, James your orders are shipping tomorrow. Gene i'll need another 24hrs or so to cure the epoxy on those lure eyes, then shipping after. David, Gary ready for pickup as soon as the epoxy cures. thanks, y'all. I can still accept unpainted lead orders for shipment on my normal timeline...
  151. Jose Caballero

    Mexican money

    i've heard costco in chula vista. please post your results if you study this further.
  152. Jose Caballero

    First time bahía delos Angeles

    you've got some great advice already but i'll add a few more trivial thoughts: 1- everyone loves dollars and i hate getting stuck with pesos, but the exchange rate gets worse the further south you go, so i'd take pesos for groceries/gas. water, ice, beer, and basics are very dependable, but the...
  153. Jose Caballero

    BOLA 5/27-29/19

    Not sure i understand you correctly, but if i do: for any reasonable vehicle without a boat, from CA to BOLA, or any other destination further south of Chapala (where MEX5 and MEX1 meet), i would still recommend the 5. i've towed my boat both ways, and it sucks both ways, but if you're towing to...
  154. Jose Caballero

    BOLA 5/27-29/19

    FRIDAY- took a few hours to pick up our scattered fishing party, but five of us left oxnard at 5am. crossed through mexicali where we were forced into a crappy scam by a shitty immigration official (he claimed that 7-day permits were no longer available for free over the counter, and since we...
  155. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Ed, Butch, and Joe, your orders are out for the mailman and should be picked up tomorrow. Thanks
  156. Jose Caballero

    BOLA fishing report Memorial Weekend

    scott, nice meeting you down there. i'll post our report as soon as i can.
  157. Jose Caballero

    FMM Mexicali

    RE FMM's AT MEXICALI: has anyone heard that points of entry can no longer issue free 7-day visas UNLESS they are pre-printed via online service? some guy scammed us at mexicali last friday (as well as many other large obnoxious groups of tourists). despite my knowing better and having been...
  158. Jose Caballero

    BOLA 05-21-19

    thanks for the excellent report, i appreciate your attention to all the right details. i'm leaving SBA tomorrow around 3am, fingers crossed for fun (forecast keeps shifting but i'm down to rodeo)
  159. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    John your order is out for the mailman, who will probably pick it up tomorrow. pouring tomorrow if you wanna get in on this round. otherwise, i'll be out of touch for a loong weekend. and keep in mind, my turnaround might stretch periodically through this coming summer.
  160. Jose Caballero

    GUCCIxSeeker Hercules

    Rod looks slick but what I really want is that jacuzzi!
  161. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Ranie, Peter thanks for your patience, your stuff goes out tomorrow. Andy, Tina/Inge delivering tomorrow afternoon. Gary all poured but give me a couple days to paint. David didn't quite have everything on hand so i'll paint the rest in the next couple days but might need another week to...
  162. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    pouring tomorrow to clear my orders. Christopher your stuff is out for the mailman, Ranie, just waiting for the epoxy to dry on some eyes... ...summer is coming...
  163. Jose Caballero

    Thoughts on these flies

    those are really beautiful, amazing! i mostly fish bait, but even then, a bit of bling really helps (i use 4-5" salmon-style hoochies when i pre-tie rigs). my buddy swears by bucktails, and he's paying a few bucks a piece all day long. that mackerel looks amazing, and that second squid could...
  164. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Jon, Doug, Jack, Cary (both orders), Christian your stuff is out for the mailman to pick up tomorrow. Geoff, John your orders are on the porch, come and get it. Inge aaaaalmooooost done... Note to all: my summer absences will begin the second week of June, please plan accordingly!
  165. Jose Caballero

    the countdown has begun for bola trip

    I’ve joined another small group of guys going from SBA for Memorial Day weekend. Let’s stay in touch as trip gets closer
  166. Jose Caballero

    fishing coat for sale

    I’ll take it. Emailed
  167. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    OK, got a bunch of orders pouring thursday, i'll try to add others, but if i can't make it work this thursday i will do a secondary pour on sunday. also, please consider the pacing of orders, as i will be in and out of production between june 8 and august 20!
  168. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    aaaaand I'M BACK! trying to respond to my missed messages, please chase me down if i haven't reached you already. pouring now. keep in mind, I'LL BE IN AND OUT OF PRODUCTION BETWEEN JUNE 8 AND AUGUST 20
  169. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Jeffrey, Jack, Jeff your stuff is out for tomorrow's mailman. Tad, Geoff nice meeting you today. Tina i'll drop off a load tomorrow. Sam i'll be delivering your entire order Tuesday around noon. Nota bene: i'll be traveling this week and may be out of reach for a couple days, and i expect to...
  170. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    holy crap, that was a LOOOONG day! Ryan, Alex, Chris, Dan, Brandon, Jason, Jack, Bill your stuff is out for my poor mailman. Sam I did almost everything, but still need maybe one more week to finish the leads and maybe a week to paint some of the glow stuff. Inge, Katie, Tina still plugging...
  171. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Pongsakdi, Howard, and Jeff your stuff is all packed up and ready for the mailman to pick up tomorrow. Pouring a BIIIIG batch sunday, could probably squeeze in some orders for anyone interested...
  172. Jose Caballero

    Becher's report

    ^in 80-100’
  173. Jose Caballero

    Becher's report

    Saw one last week, three this week. Makes bounceballing pretty tense. The buoys aren’t always visible and they have enough nets that you can’t always tell if there’s a gap or if they’re in the way. Clearly long nets but I couldn’t assure they’re gill nets. At one point yesterday we saw 14 flag...
  174. Jose Caballero

    Ringed Owner Hook Sets with Plano storage

    clear and polite communication, clean packaging, smoking fast shipping. so pumped. thanks, jacky.
  175. Jose Caballero

    Big Hali-heads for drifting the squid nests

    These are Mustad 8/0 3407 forged hooks, cadmium plated and duratin coated.
  176. Jose Caballero

    Big Hali-heads for drifting the squid nests

    I got a good idea from an old-timer and finally found the right mold. Now making Big Hali-Heads for drifting around squid nests or other feeding grounds (kinda like mooching, but way cleaner!). Big sharp 3x saltwater hooks, on big banana molds, with glow paint ($0.50 off for bare lead)...
  177. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    COOL NEW STUFF! BIG HALI-HEADS Use these for drifting bait around squid nests or other feeding grounds (kinda like mooching, but way cleaner!). Big sharp 3x saltwater hooks, on big banana molds, with glow paint ($0.50 off for bare lead). 8oz=$3.50 6oz=$3.00 5oz=$2.75 4oz=$2.50 of course...
  178. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Zac your order's out for the mailman. Howard all ready, just waiting for that check... Cody, Ron, Anthony your stuff is poured and in the paint queue. Chris ready for pick-up any time. Inge, Tina I'll drop off tomorrow. thanks, everyone.
  179. Jose Caballero

    Becher's report

    Changed post to correct dates. Ugh
  180. Jose Caballero

    Becher's report

    left SB at 1 on thursday, hit bechers early afternoon, birds were mellow and didn't see much life, surface temp was 57, so i was kinda disappointed, so we decided to bounce as an excuse to meter for bait before the forecasted winds... and BOOM! couple halibut on board in an hour (they were...
  181. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    NEW 3 and 4oz Type 9 leadheads! These are perfect for big swimbaits with a rectangular cross section, like big hammers, and are available in all my colors. The three smaller sizes can be made with upgraded Owner or Gamakatsu hooks. NOTE- I've adjust all Type9 prices to fit within the same...
  182. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Ruben, Dan, and Laura your stuff is all painted and going out with tomorrow's mail.
  183. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Changes and additions to the DOWNRIGGER SECTION! (these are all in listing #1, as well) Downrigger balls: 8lb finned downrigger weight $16.00ea (two shipped for $40) 10lb downrigger weight $20ea (two shipped for $48) NEW15lb finned downrigger weight $30ea (two shipped for $68) Downrigger Fish...
  184. Jose Caballero

    Beware this scammer!

    Aren’t these from the same set of pictures? https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/penn-international-50vsw-w-braid.713659/#post-4817893
  185. Jose Caballero

    A device to keep bait alive

    My buddy uses a dorm style collapsible laundry basket (cheap af), and I’ve used a large divers game bag with a couple rolled pipe insulators to keep it round. Like afdreamer says, protect the scales.
  186. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Mike and Rod all done and shipping tomorrow (might even catch him today!). Ruben, Dan, and Laura you're in the queue for painting and should be shipped by the weekend. Xiong and Dean ready for pickup out front. And poured some new stuff today, stay tuned for pics of the 3 and 4oz style 9s!
  187. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    For everyone that's had to wait, 8 and 10 pound FISH-SHAPED downrigger weights will be back on-line next week.
  188. Jose Caballero

    Roddy prototype 2 speed lever drag reels

    hey i think i have one of those! been curious what i got (in a box of mixed gear), do you know where i can research these further?
  189. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    And while we're at it... NEW FALLING LEAF/FLATFALL JIGS! I finally got a good mold for Flatfall Jigs. They have a heavier "bottom side" to make them fall flat, with a keel for some side-to-side action on the fall. These are NOT a Shimano clone (see Taylor Posey at tmcustoms for those), but...
  190. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    ALL WSB SUPER-SPEARHEADS AND SUPER-BANANAS ARE NOW $4, AND I'VE ADDED BANANAS IN 2/2.5/3OZ! You can see all the pricing on my first listing (please give me a couple hours to fix the downloadable order form)
  191. Jose Caballero

    SEABASS LEADHEADS

    OK! that escalated quickly, but in a good way. i've been flooded with orders and requests, including an offer of cheaper hooks, SO... i will be reducing prices as volume makes production more efficient, and updating my listing and price sheet, on my BD post here (please give me an hour or so to...
  192. Jose Caballero

    SEABASS LEADHEADS

    Check these out: I use owner 5319 3x 7/0 on all but the new three larger bananas, which use 8/0 VMC 7161, all premium saltwater black nickel hooks. The paint is alumiglow over super glow white, and makes the fastest charging and longest glow I’ve found yet. I dust a little glow red on there...
  193. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Peter and Tim your lures came out great! both orders went out today. thanks Pouring Thursday, and stay tuned for my expanded line of WSB Super-Heads and new Falling Leaf/Flat-Fall Jigs!!!
  194. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Corey second package is waiting for the mailman. i'll be pouring thursday so get in touch if you would like to add an order.
  195. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Bo, Corey, Mike, and Doug your orders are packed and ready for the mailman. Tim and Peter it'll be at least a couple days to paint your orders, i have lots of work friday and my daughter's birthday on saturday... but i'll get them out asap and let you know then. thanks
  196. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Pouring Thursday, please finalize your orders by Wednesday night if you want shipping this weekend. luong your orders out for the mailman. Thanks for waiting, came out sweet!
  197. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Brian, George, David, Eric orders are done and shipping tomorrow. Luong, John i'll need a few nights to paint your stuff and i'll let you know when it's done. Tanner ready for pickup any time you like. Thanks, y'all.
  198. Jose Caballero

    Hey Andy sent a few messages but maybe inbox isn’t working, so I’ll try here. Call me to figure...

    Hey Andy sent a few messages but maybe inbox isn’t working, so I’ll try here. Call me to figure out your sinker order. Jose 8055707722
  199. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    David N, Wes, Ranie thanks for your patience. I've been hustling a few personal details these last few days, but your orders are all going out in tomorrow's mail, 2-day for all of you i think, and you should be able to see your tracking info on PayPal. thanks!
  200. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Jamal, James, Andrew your orders are shipping today. Wes, Ranie, David everything is poured but i'll need 1-2 days to paint a few of your items. Thien nice to meet you today. Lorenzo I hope we can get that going soon... Vincent see you Monday, or just help yourself.
  201. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Pouring in a couple hours. Two or three orders have until noon to finalize. Other seven orders getting prepped to pour today. thanks
  202. Jose Caballero

    Amber Jack and Trigger Fish Edibility

    i've had an AWESOME trigger fish "sausage meat" (ground crumbs of meat mixed with seasonings, wish i had the recipe!) that was killer on pizza. i personally like it for tacos. lotta work with the tough skin and weird shape... and what swami says: go big or leave it there.
  203. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Planning a big pour on Thursday, probably have enough room for another couple orders but please finalize by Wednesday. Thanks.
  204. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Ruben, Robert, William, David your stuff is done and mailing tomorrow. Glenn and Vlad stuff is ready for pickup. Cory I am beginning to regret the glow paint, but your order should be done tonight and hopefully i can include it with tomorrow's outgoing mail. dang, that's a lot of paint!
  205. Jose Caballero

    Truck and trailer parking in San Felipe

    if you have the option to continue south, you can arrange a trailer rinse and secure storage in gonzaga... but that drive isn't ideal at the moment...
  206. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Pouring tomorrow. Finalize orders before noon Thursday if you'd like to join Friday's shipments.
  207. Jose Caballero

    Heading to the east cape

    i've caught YT on whole squid (not strips), live and frozen, but only in socal not mexico. in mex i've only caught them on live mackerel (flylined and dropper loop), dead mackerel slow trolled, and iron (mostly on the fall, rarely on the retrieve). i've used XRaps with great success in both...
  208. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Nick shipping tomorrow. Cory gonna be another week, that's a LOT of glow paint!
  209. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Check out the full line of eggs (all pics and prices also updated in listing #1): and some bad news... USPS has raised their flat rate shipping costs, see listing #1, so small boxes are now $8.00 instead of $7.50...
  210. Jose Caballero

    SEA SHEPARD VESSEL ATTACK

    if you shoot someone while throwing them off a tall building, does the shot or the fall kill them? seems to me the vaquita has many problems: gill nets, changes in circulation salinity flux and dissolved oxygen from the CO river dams, general declines in productivity as the CO river delta...
  211. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Doug, Michael, Paul your orders are packed and mailing tomorrow. Glenn it's on the porch Todd order's in my truck, hopefully we can meet up tomorrow or saturday. Nick and Cory shouldn't take me more than a couple days to paint your stuff, should be shipping no later than monday. New photo of...
  212. Jose Caballero

    No Sierras this year in South Baja - Pacific Side

    i can't imagine it's associated, but when i visited gonzaga bay for thanksgiving i also noticed a significant drop in sierra numbers. in the five days i was out there, the gill netters were in FULL EFFECT. we watched them haul nets a couple times and it was a total sierra slaughter. they time...
  213. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Next pour is Thursday, I have four smaller orders, should be room to add a couple more...
  214. Jose Caballero

    Shipping?

    My gut says USPS. But I’d be nervous either way. Up-scaling the PVC grades might be a good investment for piece of mind...
  215. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Looking like more wet weather ahead for me. I’ll try to stay on my normal timeline but if you can plan ahead it might be safer... two orders on the go list, hopefully tomorrow or Friday...
  216. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    as promised, here's the photo of the complete Rock Cod lineup (all at $2/lb!): i'll be updating the egg lineup soon, too... and then some bigger shad heads... and then, a larger assortment of WSB special heads. busy spring!
  217. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    don't forget the classic rockfish sinker assortments that optimize shipping costs, so you can stock the tackle box for spring. check these out: SHALLOW $50 (shipped) 9x6oz, 12x8oz, 10x10ox, 2x12oz DEEP $50 (shipped) 4x10oz, 6x12oz, 13x16oz TEAM GROUNDFISH (get some bros together) $165...
  218. Jose Caballero

    Trailer for 14ft Valco Free

    I’d be down if bob passes. I’ll PM, just in case.
  219. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Hey, added more egg sinkers! I’ll post a pic of the full lineup later this week, but FYI:
  220. Jose Caballero

    ISO Pale Gold Metallic Thread Sz D

    Hey anybody have some sz D pale gold metallic thread? I think it’s ProWrap 9160 or Fuji 902. I’d love a big spool but every scrap helps. Please PM
  221. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Luis, Robert, Mario, Monterey, and Tim you're all done and shipping tomorrow. Andy and Paul see you tomorrow. Brian it's been cold in my man cave, the epoxy for eyes is curing slowly, but i've added a heater and HOPE to mail tomorrow, worst case, Saturday. Sorry to be so slow.
  222. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Pouring Thursday for weekend shipping. That may be the last opportunity to receive orders before March 1st
  223. Jose Caballero

    Lead Business

    Drew check your PM!
  224. Jose Caballero

    Gonzaga question

    i launch from the alfonsinas strip, into the estuary side, at high tide; it's gated, so you need to tell them who you're visiting in that community (or "VISTING WINKWINK"...). a group of locals built a rocky boat launch that's very accessible when the tide is up, but i'd recommend walking around...
  225. Jose Caballero

    Gonzaga Prep

    i'd guess it's more like 4-5 in current condition (if your'e comfortable with washboard). i think you'd have to rally pretty hard to get much below 4... and definitely the spare(s)!
  226. Jose Caballero

    Apres-fish report

    Skip, the thing is, i've stubbornly argued it was doable but more experienced anglers have discouraged me over and over. i've had a few buddies go long range over the last few years, and when the postgame discussion arises, the consensus seems to be that slaughter services are the only...
  227. Jose Caballero

    Apres-fish report

    i'm wearing two separate drunken fillet scars so i can't claim to be above it, but on this occasion everyone went home stuffed and healthy. absolutely unbelievable.
  228. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    man, THAT was a busy day! Tony, Kenny, Dan, Jonathan, Paul, Brian C. orders are packed and will go out after the holiday. Brian i just need to paint those wahoo bombs and then they'll ship out, probably Tues or Wed, PLUS PLEASE CHECK YOUR PM! Bart nice meeting you today. Paul i finished your...
  229. Jose Caballero

    Penn 50VISX

    i've seen this guy's gear and it's CRAZY pampered! i would buy with confidence, highly recommended, super good dude.
  230. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    John, right on! FWIW I have family in OC so if you’re flexible on timing I can add you to the ‘deliver when convenient’ list...
  231. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Sean, Skip, and Dean your stuffs all ready for pickup. Keep your eyes open for new photos as I update some old ones in weeks to come... And don’t forget, rockfish season opens in a couple weeks. I’m still promising shipment by March 1... but you don’t have much time to add an order before my...
  232. Jose Caballero

    Apres-fish report

    so my buddy went on a long long range trip, and came home with a big pile of fish (i’ll leave it to him to report on the fishing, but it looked to me like he did all right). he came home with a truck full of frozen, plus three big kill bags of fresh, wahoo and yellowfin. we had a big fun...
  233. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Dennis, Eric orders shipping tomorrow. Skip painting tomorrow and ready to meet thereafter. Sean got 550 ready for pickup Tuesday morning. Balance about one week out. Thanks y’all!
  234. Jose Caballero

    FREE excellent lobster bait

    Byo bucket, Friday only, pm for info. 60gal fresh tuna and wahoo heads skins and guts. My buddy went fishing and we have lotsa scraps after butchering. I can dump off pier but would rather help out. Byo bucket, Friday only, pm for info.
  235. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Adam, Darren orders are done and packed to ship tomorrow. LMK how everything looks.
  236. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    NEW 5.5 and 8.5oz eggs available by March! pricing has been updated in listing #1, and new printable order form has been updated there as well.
  237. Jose Caballero

    PSL ~ Ooops

    gary- i've left my boat on the claw in heavy conditions and just cried all night from the shore, but surely nothing like what your friend saw at PSL. i can only imagine the swell in PSL during a burly one, makes my skin crawl. i know the halibut trawler in that lower photo is F/V Saturnia. I...
  238. Jose Caballero

    PSL ~ Ooops

    If I’m not mistaken PSL is exposed to SE storm surges and three commercial vessels ripped their moorings and ended up on sand during the storm early this week. At least two have been crushed and dumped already, I think. The appearance some are commenting on is mostly caused by: getting rolled on...
  239. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    looks like i'll be heading to the Seeker factory in orange this saturday morning, then making a couple other stops before i return to santa barbara. i can deliver unpainted lead orders at the factory, or meet up at island tackle later that afternoon, if they everything is finalized by wednesday...
  240. Jose Caballero

    Turning Point Propellers Voyager 14.5x19 L Stainless Prop

    sorry Dennis, just saw this. yes, it's a lefty
  241. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Sal and Donald shipped your stuff today. thanks. (oh, and Fishja, i assume you got yours today?) and just a heads up: i have a few big orders on deck, so please note that turnaround time might lengthen a little bit over the next couple of weeks... OK, happy weekend!
  242. Jose Caballero

    Deckhand Rods Calstar Phenix Seeker

    ask swami 805. he's got a million sticks and he's a hero, too.
  243. Jose Caballero

    Marlin lure making set

    that's really cool, i support all homemade gear. i recently acquired a mold and setup for making big marauders, if buyer ever wants to tinker i'd be down... good times!
  244. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    GET READY FOR ROCKFISH SEASON! i have a couple of classic torpedo orders that optimize shipping costs, so you can stock the tackle box for spring. check these out: SHALLOW $50 (shipped) 9x6oz, 12x8oz, 10x10ox, 2x12oz DEEP $50 (shipped) 4x10oz, 6x12oz, 13x16oz TEAM GROUNDFISH (get some bros...
  245. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    updated listing #1 with new photo of the whole cannonball lineup, a couple rock cod sinkers, and their pricing.
  246. Jose Caballero

    Turning Point Propellers Voyager 14.5x19 L Stainless Prop

    Bought a box of misc boat gear from another BDer, included this prop, which i don't need. they sell for $300 new, this one is not brand new but looks really good, with sharp edges and smooth surfaces and mostly clean... but a few little marks on the "back" side (see pics, to my untrained eye...
  247. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Wow that was a busy afternoon! David, Tamara, Anthony, Joshua, Jose, Patrick, Joseph, Taylor done and shipping tomorrow, see PayPal for tracking info or LMK if you have any questions. Most should arrive monday. Ben in my truck, hopefully see you tomorrow/friday. Nick let's try to meet up...
  248. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Last call for lead orders is tomorrow 11am! Seven orders paid and ready to pour, let me know if you wanna join.
  249. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Four orders ready to go but quite a few need to settle up or finalize. Get in touch with me if you’re not sure, I’ll be pouring this Thursday.
  250. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    NOW OFFERING ROCK COD SINKERS! Like most of my sinkers, these are made with extra burly double length stainless steel eyes, won't get banged shut in your sinker bucket! 1lb=$2.00 2lb=$4.00 3lb=$6.00 4lb=$8.00 5lb=$10.00
  251. Jose Caballero

    Gonzaga Bay Rancho Grande leases TRIPLED!!

    yikes. that would really change the math for me...
  252. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    AND NOW CHEAPER SHIPPING, TOO! Thanks to some new packaging tricks, i can now ship up to 30lbs for only $7.50! 2019 is looking good!
  253. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    NEW 4 and 5 lb CANNONBALLS! the new cannoncall lineup, as featured in post#1, for 2019 is: 5lb=$12.50 4lb=$10.00 3lb=$7.50 2.5lb=$6.25 2lb=$5.00 1lb=$2.50 12oz=$2.00
  254. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    George, Bill, Vinny, Brice and Scott finished your stuff today, going out in tomorrow's mail. Priority came out as 2-day for most of you except Bill (somehow Newbury Park takes an extra day!). LMK if you need tracking info. I think this catches me up with all my orders, but if I missed someone...
  255. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    BOOM! Prices dropped for 2019, updates, new stuff! See Post#1, or print the new 2019 order form attached here. Some changes for 2019: -cheaper big torpedoes -WSB Specials now use BURLY 7/0 Owner 5319 hooks (photos coming soon) -WSB Special Super-Spearheads now available in 1.5 and 2oz sizes...
  256. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    OK I’m back! Four orders received and ready to go, if you wanna add anything I’ll be pouring Thursday.
  257. Jose Caballero

    Refugio State Beach

    My family loves it there, and that was my family spot when I was a boy, too. Like Gary says, reservations suck, and like swami says, kayak! Launch from beach and go left, look for pockets in the middle of the kelp bed, no need to go outside/deep, straight out from the two leaning palms on the...
  258. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    OK, y’all, i’m making a bump from the road. I’ll be back January the 7th, pouring the 10th. Please LMK if i failed to respond but confirming these contacts: David i’ll see you next week. Bill order received and awaiting payment. Mack waiting for final order. Vinn updated order, awaiting...
  259. Jose Caballero

    stolen boats

    Ive taken my crappy boat down to Mexico six week-long trips now. I get a little nervous and then try not to think about it, and I’m sure it’d be worse if it were a sexier boat. I know there’s a quiet genius out there with anti-theft strategies... so if that’s you please share.
  260. Jose Caballero

    Wiring hard baits or iron...is it necessary?

    Personally, I keep a zillion rods on my boat, and I always have 1-2 setups for every occasion, one of which is a wired chrome/blue crockodile. Fluoro for trolling and casting, mono for deeper water, and wire for the big agro Sierra/skippy/bonito. If I know I’m on the toothy fish, I use wires...
  261. Jose Caballero

    NO MORE MEXICAN ANNUAL FISHING LICENSE

    Lame! Stoked I got mine in November but sucks for my wife and kids...
  262. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Danny and Peter shipped today. Looks like i'm done until early January, be safe and happy holidays!
  263. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Milo your order ships tomorrow, man that was a big order! Martin on porch whenever you're ready for it. Peter this new design is actually really awesome! finished pouring today, will paint tomorrow/sunday and should be in the mail by Monday. Friends, i'll be pouring once more, early next week...
  264. Jose Caballero

    new regs

    here's the fed, i think adopted today (i got my commercial notice today): https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/12/12/2018-26602/magnuson-stevens-act-provisions-fisheries-off-west-coast-states-pacific-coast-groundfish-fishery as mentioned by others, not adopted yet by CDFW. if i...
  265. Jose Caballero

    new regs

    hey, has anyone else had a chance to review the new rule changes for 2019? i'm slow to digest and had to stop after a quick pass... but did the lingcod limit drop to one?! perhaps i'm mistaken, if you're confident please LMK...
  266. Jose Caballero

    12/09 report

    we had a good time that day, too. our hot bait was strips of blue RF, some on squid, but as stated above, fish were active and plenty were released (though we DID keep a couple). also heck of a day for whale watching and speeding across the lake! my boy had his first "long day" and got the best...
  267. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Flyhigh mail goes out tomorrow, thanks for your patience. Tony your order is ready for pickup whenever you are. Milo and Peter just a couple mods away from both your final pours.
  268. Jose Caballero

    Boat hull

    my heart says yes my wife says no
  269. Jose Caballero

    Jig Bag for Irons

    Home Depot has these for $4.88 right now. You have to make your own dividers if that’s important to you but I just use them as-is. I can fit 20-30 irons, some hooks and weights, a couple leader rolls a dish towel and pliers without organizing, add water bottle and snacks if I wanna get all...
  270. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    David H your order mailed today. David R good luck this week, your order will be here when you get back. Ben hope we can meet up soon, right now your stuff's at my work. Milo all your heads are done, just waiting for those new hooks, should be any day now. Peter I think your new mold just...
  271. Jose Caballero

    Gonzaga Thanksgiving Week.

    Bold but not unheard of. I’d recommend a buddy boat that knows your plans and a radio at the very least... but the coast is REALLY GOOD, islands aren’t as enchanted as you might think, and the boilers can sneak up on you if you don’t know where to look
  272. Jose Caballero

    Gonzaga Thanksgiving Week.

    Does anyone remember the local radio channel? I seem to remember 17 or 73... maybe?
  273. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Martin your order is ready for pickup any time. Andy I'll drop of your weights tomorrow. Milo I poured all the stuff that I could today, there'll be a little batch when those last hooks show up, should be ready to mail before end of November, I think. I hope everyone has a great holiday next...
  274. Jose Caballero

    Gonzaga Thanksgiving Week.

    I arrive Sunday and leave Friday. Sending PM now
  275. Jose Caballero

    can anyone report on gonzaga?

    Anyone else got reports?! I leave next Friday and would love to hear how the fishing goes near Gonzaga. I see a windy week in the forecast, but I’m sure someone’s fishing the long weekend... Oh and I hope everyone has a safe race this week! Please post road info, I’m sure there’ll be plenty...
  276. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Marcus, Dennis, Lloyd orders ship out tomorrow am. Andy hope to deliver before i leave for thanksgiving. if you finalized your order later tonight, i'll be pouring for you early next week.[/b]
  277. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    I will be offline the entire week of thanksgiving, so here’s my November plan: pour/ship end of this week, middle of next week, and then not again until last week of the month. Hope y’all felt good “sleeping in” today...
  278. Jose Caballero

    can anyone report on gonzaga?

    man that report got my blood flowin...
  279. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Damon, Christian, and Lloyd your orders are done and will ship out tomorrow. Chuck your stuff is all done, hopefully we can meet up soon. Ken help yourself, any time. Ben your stuff will be in my truck, hopefully we see each other by Saturday...? and while i'm posting, check out this new mold...
  280. Jose Caballero

    can anyone report on gonzaga?

    thanks, y'all, this is exactly the kinda scoop i'm needing. much appreciate all the input.
  281. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Pouring Thursday, let me know if you want to add an order. Ken and Don order pickups ready for you.
  282. Jose Caballero

    Bluefin off of Santa Cruz

    went back to the spot and didn't see any fish (or much life for that matter) but heard some encouraging radio chatter from further west...
  283. Jose Caballero

    Catch and release really pays off

    classy move releasing the lunkers!
  284. Jose Caballero

    Anyone use this Spray UV coat

    i'd also love to hear about this. please lmk what you find, especially how the spray compares to powder paint (which i hope, but don't know, will chip/flake less).
  285. Jose Caballero

    can anyone report on gonzaga?

    Thanks y’all. That thread a bn was great, and I look forward to more input from others. I’m actually more stoked than before, sounds possibly greener and possibly more quiet, double bonus!
  286. Jose Caballero

    POPPERS $10 EA.

    eric was really helpful. wish i'd had these on saturday!
  287. Jose Caballero

    can anyone report on gonzaga?

    i'm looking to travel south around thanksgiving, wondering about road status and fishing reports from the gonzaga zone. pics are always nice, too!
  288. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Matt, Stephen, and Carl thanks for being so understanding, your orders go out tomorrow.
  289. Jose Caballero

    Sourcing Willow Leaf Blades for Bombs

    the only guy i know who's made them told me that blade doesn't need to be hella fancy and swivels are swivels, iso he says ebay. BTW, another buddy who fishes off shore a lot told me the biggest detail for wahoo bombing is a longer rod (for throwing far) without too much flex (so you don't...
  290. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    sorry for delay this weekend, had some unexpected excitement. i'm back now and pouring three pending orders this afternoon, send a message quick if you wanna get in the mail tomorrow.
  291. Jose Caballero

    Bluefin off of Santa Cruz

    back to the matter at hand, mostly 20-30lb with a few 60-80 mixed in. didn't bite, short boils and then back down, about five times... (and not santa cruz, but they're out there)
  292. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Jim and Dana your orders ship tomorrow. also, check out this custom job: rubber-dipped downrigger pipe weights, 10 and 12lbs
  293. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Pouring afternoons this week, round of shipping should go out this weekend, get your orders in. Also stay tuned for new fish-shaped downrigger weights. Steve order shipped today. Jim prob ship Thursday.
  294. Jose Caballero

    Shimano jig bag w/35 Tady, 544 and Candybar jigs inside

    lol, it's always you guys! we must account for annual tonnage of metal on the sea floor. high fives to both!
  295. Jose Caballero

    Decoy Weights, Strap and Mushroom, I SHIP!

    And for hoop netters, i'm now making hoop weights. check it out: see all my info elsewhere on BD: SINKERS! Cannonballs, torpedos, eggs, pyramids, flutter jigs, many heads, weedless, shipping/pickup
  296. Jose Caballero

    Decoy Weights, Strap and Mushroom, I SHIP!

    Erik, i haven't... but i could. i'll send a PM right now
  297. Jose Caballero

    Spearhead Jig with good hooks (see pict)

    Robert, I forgot to thank you for the referral! check it out (standard and fancy hooks):
  298. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    See listing #1, hoop net weights are here! Hoop Net Weights! Available in 2.5lb increments, these will zip tie into any standard hoop net, but I can also squeeze up to 7.5lb size into the bait ring of my Ambush nets. 2.5lb=$6.25 (note, this size has a little flex) 5lb=$12.50 7.5lb=$18.75...
  299. Jose Caballero

    Decoy Mushroom Weights, cheap shipping or P/U in SB

    check out my new listing, it has pics and details. https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/decoy-weights-strap-and-mushroom-i-ship.698958/
  300. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Pouring tomorrow afternoon, and for everyone who’s interested, i’m developing a donut-shaped weight (3/6/9lb weights) for hoop nets, should be ready in a week or less so stay tuned.
  301. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    got a couple orders for next week, i'll try to pour sunday and tuesday. lotsa people buying decoy weights lately, and lots buying scuba weights (maybe for lobster?). LMK if you need anything.
  302. Jose Caballero

    WTB. Mold for sinker 2LB

    these are super nice, price seems around right: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&toolid=10001&campid=5336488034&icep_item=263527678367
  303. Jose Caballero

    WTB. Mold for sinker 2LB

    hey i buy a LOT of molds, so i can recommend a couple ideas: if you search "fishing sinker mold" on ebay you often get two pound balls (especially c. palmer and lil mac ecnon molds). those tend to be a little sloppy fit, but they're also cheap enough for trial and error. as gerry recommended...
  304. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Curtis all done, easy peasy, shipping tomorrow ???? scuba weights are on the porch Stu and Steve see you thursday
  305. Jose Caballero

    Texas Tackle XLXH split ring pliers and pack of size 11 Owner Hyper wire rings

    wait wait wait. do the rings actually say "SPRIT"?! right above the "hyper wire"
  306. Jose Caballero

    the bugs are very shallow

    opening night, between 6 and 10pm, we got a full load for three guys using ten rigid nets (plus 10gal of nice rock crabs!), in five pulls, using mostly fresh/day-old macs, zone 83, in 8-12' of water. our final pull put us over the boat limit so i though i'd go release #22 in that secret shallow...
  307. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Chris and Clarke your orders ship tomorrow. Fred your order should have been delivered today. Stu and Steve just waiting for another shipment of eyes (any day now), then i'll be ready to deliver your combined orders. Dana just figuring out the tool dip, hopefully one or two more days. and...
  308. Jose Caballero

    Decoy Weights, Strap and Mushroom, I SHIP!

    i can ship 60 strap weights for $7.50! just made and shipped 300 (that's a lot of decoys), in 5 packs of 60 each.
  309. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Kevin shipping tuesday. Micky ready for pickup. Dana almost DONE! just gotta finish up the rubber coatings. Clarke getting there, slowly...
  310. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    pouring today for a handful of orders. LMK right away if you wanna get in on this round, which will ship before end of the week.
  311. Jose Caballero

    Taller fluid bed tubes for longer lures

    I make my own, instructions all over YouTube. I have a 6” one, holds a 3-4” column of powder, sometimes you have to ‘prime’ the fluid bed by shaking gently as the pump starts, but it works ok. I think you could make them much longer, maybe need a bigger air pump...? A pl68 is really long...
  312. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Kurt ready for pickup. Clarke hoping I can finish that big order by next week. I can send at least one box by then, hopefully both. Going offline until Sunday evening, hope you all get a good weather window this weekend!
  313. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Hey y'all, i expect some slower turnaround in the next week or two, so get in touch with me if timing is critical.
  314. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    another busy pouring session! Russ and Jesus thanks for picking up today! Rob and Michael D shipped today. Vinny and Sheldon shipping in tomorrow's mail. Matt hopefully we can meet up tomorrow! Enjoy your fall fishing, friends!
  315. Jose Caballero

    Decoy Weights, Strap and Mushroom, I SHIP!

    pouring tomorrow to ship this weekend...
  316. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Pouring a bunch of smaller orders Wednesday and Thursday, finalize or settle up if you want shipping by this weekend!
  317. Jose Caballero

    tackle clean out

    Props for taking the time to pass on the stoke to the little ones! cool move!
  318. Jose Caballero

    Decoy Weights, Strap and Mushroom, I SHIP!

    Mushrooms 6oz=$1.50 5oz=$1.25 4oz=$1.00 USPS Flat-rate shipping ($7.50 holds around 15-17lbs of smaller size sinkers, $15 holds 68lbs!) Straps 6oz=$1.50 (these actually average 8oz ea, but 6oz is the absolute minimum) USPS Flat-rate shipping (i can ship 60 strap weights for $7.50!) Also...
  319. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    WOW that was a busy day! Mark and michael d, your orders are out to ship tomorrow. Larry, ready for pickup. Sheldon, yours is also ready, whenever you are. Maybe we hang out this weekend? Ben, i have your stuff in my car, hopefully we can meet up tomorrow. I didn't quite get to finish a few...
  320. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    I’ll be pouring wed to ship Saturday, two orders in, couple more pending, LMK if you wanna jump on...
  321. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Jeff, your order's ready for pickup. swing by any time. ADDED DIVE WEIGHTS! Dive Weights The 2.5lb wedge weights have a tapered and low-profile shape with a subtle curve against the body, very limited snag factor in kelp/clutter. I recommend rubber belts to prevent wedge movement, but the...
  322. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    updated photos of rock jigs and wahoo bombs in post #1 to reflect popular colors. peter, order ships tomorrow.
  323. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Added Type 9's to post#1. pouring some orders tonight and tomorrow, LMK if you if you want to get into this SATURDAY's shipment timeline. thanks, Type 9's Available in all TEN current colors (the eight seen before, as well as the new yellow and chrome; yellow, glow chartreuse, and flame red...
  324. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    BUSY DAYS! Luong, Greg, Brian, and Terry, your orders are packed and ship out monday. Nick, your order should be reaching you by monday/tuesday. thanks yall, always eager to hear feedback...
  325. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    they're here! WSB Special SUPER-SPEARHEADS (1/4, 3/8, 1/2, 3/4, and 1oz)! pictured here next to SUPER-BANANAS, these are made with the same trokar tricut 6/0 hooks, painted with triple coat alumiglow over super-glow base, and sprinkled with glow red. i'm eager to hear feedback, pricing and photo...
  326. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    That’s interesting feedback, thanks for telling me. I use pretty standard paint for those (I think) but it might also be the amount of paint; I try to put it on pretty thick. Whatever the case, I’m glad you posted, thanks!
  327. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    i now have a printable order form (pdf format) for anyone who prefers that option. includes current pricing, options, and colors. you can fill it out and send a picture via text or email, or snail mail if that's easier.
  328. Jose Caballero

    Help with making a yoyo iron mold, tady, salas etc...

    few things: 1- most jigs aren't lead, even the heavies. i'll assume you knew that and have decided to go with lead because it's easier to get and melt...? so... 2- making molds SUCKS. i've made a variety (fancy molding silicon, cheap high temp silicone, clay, portland cement, wood, etc) and my...
  329. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Looks like it’s time to pour this Sunday, three orders ready to go, lmk if you’d like to add yourself to that list, should be mailing Monday. SEE FIRST POST, new colors chrome, yellow, and red and New heads: type 9 in 1.5/2/2.5oz and WSB Super spearheads in 1/4-1oz. Photos soon.
  330. Jose Caballero

    Mexican navy shuts down all fishing in BOLA?

    last november i spoke with some locals, former fishermen, who were affected when the marine protection area down there excluded their subsistence fishing (my first trip down there, maybe 20odd years ago, all kinda locals would stick-poke octopus and eat all sorts of stuff from the shallow...
  331. Jose Caballero

    Shitty days of fishing is better than a ticket

    i'm sorry to hear about your day, sounds like a downer whatever the details. speaking for myself, i've had a zillion mellow interactions and a couple of bad luck days with DFG but pretty much always cool with the coast guard (BlackFin is a USCG boat, not DFG); but any time you get tooled it's...
  332. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Peter, Frank, orders mailed today. Calvin, come over and see the hooks, we’ll figure it out. Nick, still waiting for the mold, hopefully any day now.
  333. Jose Caballero

    San Quintin 8/8 - 8/11: Just like the good old days!

    Now THAT is a fishing report! Thanks for writing!
  334. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    pouring four orders tuesday for shipping by the 15th. HMU if you wanna jump on. next round will probably be a week later. three new colors: chrome, yellow, and flame red.
  335. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Few orders in, few in the works... prob gonna pour Monday or Tuesday to ship by the 15th
  336. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    and i'm back! sierra summer was awesome as always but the smoke got too gnarly for us. i will try to follow up with all my pending messages from summer, but please reach out if i don't get back to you today. i'll be making a lot of changes to the first listing within a week, so keep your eyes open.
  337. Jose Caballero

    Wtb torpedos

    I make 1/2/3/4/6/8/10/12/16/20/24/28/32 torpedoes, back in business aug 15
  338. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    boxes packed and shipping tomorrow for Joseph, Charlie, Stanley, Barry, Tim, and David. Mike, PM sent. i hope everyone has an awesome summer, i'll be back mid-august!
  339. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    LAST CALL, making my final pour of the season tomorrow, then it's off to the sierra! I've got orders in the queue for Barry, Tim, and Stanley. LMK if i forgot anyone. SUMMER!!
  340. Jose Caballero

    Gonzaga Bay questions haul and launch

    Oh yeah. Keep an eye open for surface action anywhere in a ten-mile radius, and troll in 30’ when the tides are turning.
  341. Jose Caballero

    Gonzaga Bay questions haul and launch

    One day we were exploring high spots looking for big groupers in rocks, and one of my buddies insisted on casting a big leadhead. I told him he was wasting his time, 150-180’, where we pulled up some little red snappers and a zillion orange spotted sandbass on big lures, and he was striking out...
  342. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Ok, friends! I’ll be doing my final pour of the school year this weekend, order now or wait til I’m back in mid-August... stoked for summer!
  343. Jose Caballero

    Wahoo Bomb Heads available

    HEY, y'all, thanks for all the feedback. SO: i customized a fairly common leadhead mold, which i milled to admit a through-wire. it took me three rounds of milling, didn't cost too much, pretty straight forward, works like a charm. i could do that^ with other molds, i think this shape is...
  344. Jose Caballero

    Wahoo Bomb Heads available

    yeah, i have glow chartreuse and dragonfly, both pictured in the upper right of the leadheads photo. you're the third to mention it, seems like that might be a hot color...
  345. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    I added bigger torpedos and rock jigs to listing #1. the molds were cold so the pours look kinda crappy, but i was eager to try them out before leaving for summer, and i thought i would show off the results for those who wanted to get an order in this week. stoked!
  346. Jose Caballero

    Wahoo Bomb Heads available

    hey y'all. i make all sorts of sinkers (which i sell in the gear classifieds and elsewhere) and started making wahoo bomb heads on the advise of a BDer. i would appreciate some feedback from you home-builders: So here's my first two heads (5 and 6oz, through-hole is sized with thick...
  347. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Added Wahoo Bomb Heads (5/6), bigger WSB Super-Bananas (3/4 and 1), Mushrooms (4/5/6), and Straps (6). Pricing and details in post #1. Many more, coming soon!
  348. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Orders out for Tim, Joe, Rodoflow, Adam, Huy, and Justin. Calvin, hopefully see you tomorrow. My mailman is a saint.
  349. Jose Caballero

    Murder in Bay of LA

    Condolences and wtf!
  350. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    I’ll be pouring tomorrow for: Tim, Adam, Justin, Rodoflow, Joel, and Ray. Also samples for Robert and Matt’s feedback. Painting tonight for Gary. IF I’VE FORGOTTEN YOU PLEASE LET ME KNOW! it’s a crazy time of year for me, apologies for any delays or if I’ve dropped anyone.
  351. Jose Caballero

    SURVEY- Which leads do you want me to make?

    Keep voting! I appreciate the feedback. I’m putting together some more cool stuff for next fall, the responses are super helpful!
  352. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    I struggled to keep track of orders while traveling this weekend. I think I’ve checked in with everyone by now, but if i missed you, im back for this week and next, two rounds of pouring painting and shipping. Please follow up if i dropped you. Hope everyone had a healing Memorial Day today.
  353. Jose Caballero

    SURVEY- Which leads do you want me to make?

    cool idea. PM sent. wherever custom hooks fit an existing mold, it's usually just a matter of minimum orders to offset the price of my hook order. if it looks like other people will value fancy hooks, i can just take a gamble and produce for the masses....
  354. Jose Caballero

    SURVEY- Which leads do you want me to make?

    Don’t forget to VOTE. I’m taking all my money from lead work and making more choices, so lmk what you want! Thanks
  355. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Just a friendly heads up, I’ll pour all orders middle of next week and then a final round one week after that, and then I’m gone until mid-August.
  356. Jose Caballero

    SURVEY- Which leads do you want me to make?

    Looking like some real obvious choices in the survey (VOTE!), and some good suggestions above... i appreciate the feedback and welcome more ideas
  357. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Jon, Paige, orders are out for the mailman. Andrew, Robert, front porch, ready for pick-up. Gary, sorry about the delay, paint should arrive this weekend.
  358. Jose Caballero

    Decoy Mushroom Weights, cheap shipping or P/U in SB

    thanks very much for the advise. i'll look into that and may follow up with a PM later. thanks again.
  359. Jose Caballero

    Decoy Mushroom Weights, cheap shipping or P/U in SB

    To prevent confusion i've erased this old message and consolidated to another in this forum
  360. Jose Caballero

    SURVEY- Which leads do you want me to make?

    Take my survey, “which molds do you want me to buy”! Or make suggestions here!
  361. Jose Caballero

    SURVEY- Which leads do you want me to make?

    updated with pics of some ideas, THANKS FOR VOTING!
  362. Jose Caballero

    SURVEY- Which leads do you want me to make?

    HEY BD! I've really enjoyed selling you lead stuff and connecting with so many cool California anglers. I'm gearing up to make new lead sinkers and lures in the fall, and I'd like to know what you're looking for. I have included some pictures of my ideas, and a little survey, but please feel...
  363. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Many have asked, finally bought the mold: 2.5lb cannonballs (40oz) are now available, $7.50ea
  364. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Daniel P, order went out yesterday at the last minute. Should arrive Monday I think.
  365. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    just sayin... my summer break is rapidly approaching. i'll be pouring next week, the week after, and MAYBE a fast pour if i can squeeze it in during second week of june... then i'm out for two months! i have roughly 20 orders waiting to finalize, might be time to wrap it up or get off the can.
  366. Jose Caballero

    Yellows at the Islands

    nice report, thanks for posting. looked rowdy sunday sunset, slow and steady...
  367. Jose Caballero

    Weekend at the ranch

    i spent a couple nights at the ranch, buddy boating with my friends, saw two other boats Saturday and only one on sunday, pretty slow up there. Moon phase looked right and I was hoping to find squid while most boats were across the channel. Little swell heading uphill on Saturday, saw a few...
  368. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Mike, Paul, Phil, orders go out in the mail tomorrow. Chris, I’ll leave your stuff out front. Hope everyone has a fun safe weekend
  369. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    check this out: the new super-bananas, under the four 14W LED lights inside my man cave, 3/8's on the L got :05 of light, the 1/2's on the R got :20
  370. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    raul- i drive through there on my way to the easter sierra, rarely otherwise. i might be going memorial day weekend, again mid-june; no promises. shipping is VERY reasonable, though, cost is easily offset by the savings on a $20 order, if not less. i'll send you a PM, maybe we continue there?
  371. Jose Caballero

    Gonzaga Bay Advice

    one random thought for you: i don't know what you're planning for space/layout/boating, but i've been really glad to have a tall trashcan on my boat (and maybe a pangero would allow it). lots of those warm water hot tempered fish degrade quickly if you don't bleed them, but a tall trash can half...
  372. Jose Caballero

    Gonzaga Bay Advice

    i've had 5 week-long trips in the last two years, you'll love it down there. may is good-great. the best i've done from shore is with crocodiles on 20-30 class long rod but i haven't done much. small crocks behind the waves on sandy beaches for schooly YT and corvina, supposedly people catch...
  373. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    i added new photos and pricing for the shad heads and banana heads to post #1. ...and to everyone who was waiting, the super-bananas are now 100%! figured out the new paint, they look amazing and i'm really satisfied. i'll throw up some pics in a day or two.
  374. Jose Caballero

    Free- Rod Rack

    Props for making stuff free!
  375. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    John, Scott, Rod, orders are DONE and shipping tomorrow! Mike and Chris, just waiting for more hooks for the super bananas... any day now... all the other stuff is DONE!
  376. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Making orders tomorrow’s for Mike, Chris, Scott and Rod. LMK if you need anything, post #1 was updated a few days ago.
  377. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    big update for MAY 2018! (edited into post #1) WSB SUPER-BANANAS! i've been tinkering with hooks and molds, fiddling with shapes and angles... and check this out: 3/8 and 1/2oz smooth-collared banana heads, on 6/0 tricut double-strength hooks, coated in Alumiglow paint (longest-glowing paint...
  378. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Robert, order shipped. Chris, nice to meet you guys. I'll let you know when that stuff is all painted, hopefully just a few days. (pyramid weight pics added)
  379. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    NOW MAKING PYRAMID WEIGHTS AND BANANA HEADS! (photos coming soon; see all updates in post #1!) Pyramids 10oz=$2.00 8oz=$1.50 6oz=$1.25 4oz=$1.00 3oz=$0.75 2oz=$0.50 1oz=$0.50 Banana heads, in my normal eight colors (take $0.50 off for unpainted, bare lead) 1/2oz=$1.50 3/8oz=$1.25 1/4oz=$1.00...
  380. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    No more deliveries possible for Sunday but still accepting normal PU and shipped orders. Thanks, BD!
  381. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    DELIVERING LEAD ON MY DRIVE THIS SUNDAY! i'm driving from SB to Murrieta this sunday, and might swing through OC on the way home. i'll be delivering lead for a couple orders in LA, and would be happy to drop off any other orders that fall into my drive. my path is southbound morning...
  382. Jose Caballero

    Cold and slow at bechers

    Went to SRI Tuesday the 24th. 21kn all the way across, bit if swell but nbd. Bechers was calm, couple big clouds of fin-bait, one area of red crabs (just guessing from birds lazy dipping and shallow diving) right at the carrington corner, good volume of resting birds, few harbor seals, very mild...
  383. Jose Caballero

    Basking sharks in the channel?

    That is so awesome! Thanks for sharing that video and story. In the El Niño of the late 90’s I remember a big leatherback stranding on the beach near campus point. We’d visit her at the MSI touch tanks, never heard how that ended...
  384. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Congratulations to Stanley for this jackpot lingcod (over 20#!) using a 9oz treble-hook flutter lure in green Mac!
  385. Jose Caballero

    Moving Out of State

    Ben! Hope all is well and you get to keep after it!
  386. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    hey all. i've made a larger powder paint fluid bed so i can no offer glow-painted torpedoes. pricing and options updated on post #1.
  387. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Hey john here’s what it looks like: 2 finned downrigger weights, 6 3lb balls, and some lures! Going out today. (Also, rich and rocky, sorry about the blunder, correction boxes visible in the background)
  388. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Roger, Cameron, Marcus, just packed your orders, they’ll go out tomorrow. John, just gotta finish the lures and will ship by Friday.
  389. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Photo added for the 8lb downrigger weight, see posting #1. i can sell them for $20ea, or five shipped for $100 even.
  390. Jose Caballero

    Heavy Krocodile Spoons - 5oz - 7oz

    as mentioned above, the generics ARE thicker. the ones i got on amazon (7oz and 9oz) were both significantly chunkier than the JL's my buddy had. on the other hand, the generics had some pretty decent sturdy hooks. and i'm only making these comments because i have some spare time and this seems...
  391. Jose Caballero

    Heavy Krocodile Spoons - 5oz - 7oz

    i see clearly that you're asking for the LJ originals, but i'll just make a note that, using 7oz chrome originals side-by-side with chrome generics that i bought on amazon, both were equally successful on cabrilla and grouper in gonzaga bay over a couple separate multi-day trips (but the...
  392. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Got my 8lb finned downrigger mold today. Pouring first order of 10 this weekend. Photos soon
  393. Jose Caballero

    anybody retired from home-making lead stuff?

    hey home-builders! i just found this forum, thought i'd ask: anyone have old molds they'd like to sell? i'm making lots of lead stuff and curious to expand the inventory, especially high-volume or unusual molds... send me a PM, pics appreciated...
  394. Jose Caballero

    Advice on new colors

    those look really great! i love the multi-color and detail, excellent work! first and foremost, those are RAD and i'm sure they'll kill. i've been making those for about a year now, and selling them for a couple months. fwiw, here's what i have found: color-wise, i'm sure all of those will do...
  395. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    OH, BIG NEWS! i've ordered a mold to make 8lb finned downrigger weights. i know i'm a little late for salmon rigging, but if everything goes according to plan they'll be ready by next weekend at $20each (regrettably, they'll require a $15 flat rate box, but i might be able to fit as many as 4 in...
  396. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Well, this week I made some custom weights for commercial buoy gear flags (lead-filled iron pipes epoxied into longer PVC pipe “sleeves” that support tall bamboo flags), some cool colors for weedless lead heads, and I’m working with a guy from Morro Bay about modifying lead heads to accept the...
  397. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Another busy week, got to do some cool custom work, thanks BD! Mike, ready for PU. Fred, Ben, Paul- see you tomorrow. David K, ships tomorrow. David T, ships Tuesday. Shon, shipping Thursday at the latest.
  398. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    some new photos (scampis/bullet heads, weedless poison heads, etc) and options were added to the first post in the page, for the April update.
  399. Jose Caballero

    Solo Bull Orca in the channel yesterday

    Sure. If you make a line between bechers bay and sb harbor, the whale was right on the north edge of the shipping lane.
  400. Jose Caballero

    Parker Boat stolen from Alfonsinas GB mooring

    Dang that’s brutal. I’ve anchored my Arima there about 20 nights, I was more worried about clumsy pangas and freak winds (maybe a good thing she’s so ugly!). I feel for the guy, what a bummer! Might be cool to post some detail boat/gear pics so we can all keep an eye out...? Curious if anyone...
  401. Jose Caballero

    Solo Bull Orca in the channel yesterday

    saw a really cool orca bull in the channel yesterday (plain old gap rock fishing day, foggy all day, kinda bumpy going out, pretty slow in the middle, nothing too interesting there). he was mostly on/off surface with no deeper dives over twenty minutes, and the trailing and diving birds suggest...
  402. Jose Caballero

    Friday 3/30 in Miguel Passage

    oops, that's what i meant: copper/chuckle, NOT gophers (i was talking with my boy about the yard as i was typing that report, crossed my channels, hah!)
  403. Jose Caballero

    Friday 3/30 in Miguel Passage

    took a buddy for some bottom fishing in the Miguel passage, little swell and no wind, foggy and cold ALL day, water 56-56.7, mild current, bite was good but not stellar (by SM standards), mostly large gophers with some really nice reds at 150-160’, explored some less-productive deeper areas to...
  404. Jose Caballero

    home made punkers

    That trout looks amazing
  405. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    HEY Y'ALL! i've added pricing on the first post for my NEW 7 and 9oz flutter lures (the 7 and 9 trebles in super glow white are killer for nighttime WSB), NEW "Scampi-style" bullet heads in 2/4/6/8/10oz, and NEW poison head lures in .5/.75/1oz (plain and weedless). Photos coming soon...
  406. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Crazy weekend! Scott, Eddie, nice meeting you. David, Ben, David, ready for pickup. Chris, AJ, Stanley, and Kelly, shipping Monday.
  407. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    NEW! 7oz and 9oz flutter lures, coming soon with stinger/treble hooks! Keep watching the first post in this thread for options and prices.
  408. Jose Caballero

    Baja Days Alas

    Nice pics, that’s a rad zone. Love the beach casting story, classic!
  409. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Thanks for the idea, Stanley! 7 and 9 oz flutter lures coming in May! Thanks Jonathan, Santos, and Cameron! All ready for pick up.
  410. Jose Caballero

    Transport Fish Box

    i'm too far to take advantage, but can i just say how COOL it is to share stuff for free this way?!
  411. Jose Caballero

    Camping at Gonzaga

    WindAlert or iKiteSurf have a good 10-day wind forecast at the alfonsina's weather station. it's not very reliable at the micro-detail but does seem to capture the larger norteños and storms (whole day red is bad!)
  412. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    i'll be pouring lead and sending out orders this weekend. bounce balls (12oz/16oz/2lb/3lb), torpedos (6/6/8/10/12/16), 1lb bullet heads, and 5oz flutter jigs. $20 minimum, $7.50 shipping eggs and 1/1.5/2oz bulletheads coming soon.
  413. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    OK, check these out: 5oz flutter jigs, with 3x, sz2, red treble hooks, in super glow white, blue mack (sapphire blue over pearl pepper) and green mack (dragonfly over pearl pepper). They’re lead so I bend them slightly to dial the action. I’ve caught about 80% of my fish on the fall, but they’re...
  414. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    Yeah, 27.50 I guess, but if you’re in ventura we could also meet up. I’m heading down there either today or next week. Continue via text or pm? I’m at 80557077two2
  415. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    now: shipping flat rate USPS ($7.50), $20minimum, and new molds! torpedos: 16oz $2.00 12oz $1.75 10oz $1.50 8oz $1.25 6oz $1.00 4oz $1.00 12oz cannoballs $2.00 ...and i'm rigging up to make more new stuff...
  416. Jose Caballero

    Camping at Gonzaga

    The big market at the intersection has big waterfront palapas for like 8-10$. Most have concrete floors and bbqs, some have a table inside, 50/50 walls, facing the sunrise. There’s hot showers and WiFi and ice and beer at the market, too. I dropped my boat via the estuary behind the Gonzaga...
  417. Jose Caballero

    Kayak Ling and Rockfish spots in Central California?

    Spooners cove across from Islay Creek in MDO, when weather allows. Conditions go from lovely to deadly pretty fast and the good spots are a long paddle, but the fishing is top notch and you can’t beat the camp-fish-chill cycle for a week of good weather. Launch early and talk to locals, as usual...
  418. Jose Caballero

    Bajia de Los Angeles Hotel recommendations

    They’re all awesome but in my dreams I see Joel Prieto.
  419. Jose Caballero

    Williamson jigs / wahoo bombs

    i have a bunch. i'll send pics when i get home
  420. Jose Caballero

    Bajia de Los Angeles Hotel recommendations

    i've stayed at a few low-budget beach-camping places and one well-known hotel (kinda rowdy bro-party vibe), all fine, but i can't say enough about campo archelon. super clean, and a wide spectrum of accommodations (from simple palapas to AC houses with kitchens and hot showers and CHEST...
  421. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    16oz bullet heads, big 12/0 hook, perfect for lingcod. I powder paint my own in pink or glow white and stick on a fat grub, but not ready to make those in bulk yet. Bare lead $4ea, send me pm if you wanna talk powder paint. E39CDB89-04A7-4B51-BC81-93E728CF4D13 by Jose Caballero posted Feb 12...
  422. A7B81C42-ACBB-4712-A1B2-5B0F73610334

    A7B81C42-ACBB-4712-A1B2-5B0F73610334

    Painted
  423. E39CDB89-04A7-4B51-BC81-93E728CF4D13

    E39CDB89-04A7-4B51-BC81-93E728CF4D13

    16oz bulletheads
  424. Jose Caballero

    2-2 thru 2-3

    Cool report, thanks. Sounds like a pretty rad trip! Also, big props for balloon slaying, makes me think we should start a balloon tournament or something... I know a couple big players...
  425. Jose Caballero

    Arima Sea Chaser

    yeah, cool, i think i've seen that boat, the aluminum is an interesting option... i appreciate the response.
  426. Jose Caballero

    Arima Sea Chaser

    Reviving old thread, did you ever put a house on it? I have the same boat, curious about your experience
  427. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    PM sent: My friends and I travel here and there. Lmk where you are and maybe we can work something out.
  428. IMG_6181

    IMG_6181

    2's
  429. IMG_6180

    IMG_6180

    1/2/3lb balls
  430. Jose Caballero

    SINKERS, SHIP/PU! Torpedoes, downrigger, deep drop, balls, pyramids, eggs, jigs, heads, hunt, dive, hoop net

    As of February 2021 this listing is closed. Take care! USPS Flat-rate shipping ($9.00 holds up to 30lbs, $16 holds 65lbs!) or pick up in Santa Barbara, $20 minimum order, pay via PayPal/Venmo/CashApp/ApplePay. If i don't have the mold maybe we can figure something out. i accept trades of...
  431. Jose Caballero

    BOLA 11.14-15

    Rad thanks for reporting. I'm planning to fish mon-thu, hoping for a splash of your good fortunes... Linguado is halibut, right? Did you drift, bounceball, or just incidentally catch them? Do you know the depths you were fishing? Thanks again!
  432. Jose Caballero

    what's normal to expect in BOLA for the week of thanksgiving?

    looks like my family and i will be towing the arima down to bola for the week of thanksgiving. i'm hoping to have 4-5 days on the water, and wondering if anyone has predictions/forecast/experience. i hear the YT and WSB are going strong right now, is that normal through november? i'm also...
  433. Jose Caballero

    what's normal to expect in BOLA week of thanksgiving?

    sorry. moved this question to the BAJA page. my b.
  434. Jose Caballero

    Fish Identification? Golden Spotted Sand Bass or Spotted Cabrilla?

    i could swear i've caught a pile of those in gonzaga, on the sandy/rocky reef edge, 120-200'. they ate all sorts of bait, almost a nuisance when smaller, totally delicious when bigger. i claim no expertise but i always thought the cabrilla were duller/browner and more 'vertical' in shape... also...
  435. Jose Caballero

    Help a brother out! Socal homie spending Thanksgiving in Gualala

    OK y'all. I really appreciate the feedback and hope you'll PM me if I can return the favor before you head down to the SB channel. Family's pulling for turkey in Mexico, so it seems like I might come ask for advice again spring/fall 2018... thanks again!
  436. Jose Caballero

    Help a brother out! Socal homie spending Thanksgiving in Gualala

    Wheels are spinning, really appreciate the info, I'll be in touch. Thanks!
  437. Jose Caballero

    Help a brother out! Socal homie spending Thanksgiving in Gualala

    I'm looking at a 10-day family reunion during thanksgiving week in sea ranch, probably camping in gualala. i fish a lovely 17' arima in santa barbara and sea of cortez, and consider myself to be generally capable and adventurous. i have recreational and open access commercial licenses, a roughly...
  438. Jose Caballero

    Channel Islands- how much bait for 2-3 guys?

    I have a mid-size attwood tsunami pump, and each of my small bait tanks has an adjustable water delivery valve right in the tank. I usually fish solo or +1, and I can load 20-30 Big Macs, 40-50 sardines, or a gazillion squids in each tank. Bait usually lasts 2-3 days with less than 50%...
  439. Jose Caballero

    Channel Islands- how much bait for 2-3 guys?

    Biggest possible makes sense, it's a no-brainer, but advise from a little-boat guy: I have two small tanks and one big adjustable pump. I can load them really full, squid in one and Macs the other whenever possible, then crank up the flow and keep happy baits for days...
  440. Jose Caballero

    Opening weekend bug tally, how about you?

    i've been filtering through many shorts for a few legals in goleta, walk always seems to be on the first pull right after sunset, but the rock crabs have been AWESOME up there! anyone else doing anything good?
  441. Jose Caballero

    Opening weekend bug tally, how about you?

    I'd be curious to hear how y'all did on the bugs this weekend. Saturday sunset til 10:00 at arco island, bumpy ride both ways, 5 sets on 10 rigid hoops, medium current, good baits... 50 shorts, 3 barely legals, seemed like an early walk. Swell sharks are adorable. We also saw four boat-based...
  442. Jose Caballero

    Capa/Cruz Report From 9/9

    Thanks for the report. That biggun makes me giddy! Might see you out there tomorrow... FWIW I run the same 6/7kn on 15-, 20-, and 30-XRap Magnums in mackerel as my favorite coastal troll. Had great results in Baja with those, and when there's bonito around it's almost too easy on the 10-size...
  443. Jose Caballero

    L a bay tournament

    I hear the gonzaga tournament went to a 40lb grouper. Anybody know details?
  444. Jose Caballero

    Fished Bay of LA June 4th and 5th

    Thanks for the detailed report, fish on!
  445. Jose Caballero

    Some Do's and Dont's of Gonzaga

    I'll probably be there 21-26, unless forecast drives us to SQ. Blue rag top 17' arima.
  446. Jose Caballero

    Mexicali to Gonzaga what to expect.

    I've driven through Baja many times, maybe 15, and never once had a single bad experience with anyone, authority or retail or military. Surf trips with bros, beach hopping with my wife, a couple vacations with my wife and kids, and most recently, a couple week-long spring breaks in gonzaga...
  447. Jose Caballero

    Bendo on Homeguard Yellows

    10/10 on a 3-man boat suggests more than simple luck. Great work, thanks for the report!
  448. Jose Caballero

    Catalina 4/2/17

    Great report thanks
  449. Jose Caballero

    Offshore 4/4 - BFT were EVERYWHERE! (just not biting and only 10-12 lbs)

    Thanks for taking the time to write, I really appreciate the detailed report. I hope the next one rewards you with more fish!
  450. Jose Caballero

    HELP! Tatuava or WSB?

    I'd like to thank everyone for an informative and entertaining conversation. you've confirmed my casual web-browsing: tail shape is usually pretty good (pelvic fin may help), and belly scale ridge is more clear, but not always clear in smaller fish. i will echo that gonzaga bay has both, and...
  451. Jose Caballero

    HELP! Tatuava or WSB?

    Anybody know a way to tell them apart? I'll be fishing between San Felipe and BOLA end of march, and would hate to confuse these... both are common there in spring, and I saw much confusion there same time last year...
  452. Jose Caballero

    planning a trip to fish for WSB

    Not to detract from these other suggestions but cattle boats are one thing, and coastal one-man charters are another: Brandon Hayward literally wrote the book but fills up very early, and Nick Tharpe of el tiburon sportfishing is another excellent choice (with an exceptional boat) at what I...
  453. Jose Caballero

    Next Generation

    Nice one Ken. Hope we get to fish again soon, remodels almost done...!
  454. Jose Caballero

    Islands Yellowtail Report

    Thanks for report, I appreciate the details and pics! Like you said, gotta get more reports from all our fellow boaters...
  455. Jose Caballero

    Migel Island 5/8/16

    ... or get it over with, cross fast to auggies and hug the coast all the way home?
  456. Jose Caballero

    Santa Cruz same day report

    good lookin fish!
  457. Jose Caballero

    Tried all day for salmon

    ^^WHHAAAATTTT???!!!
  458. Jose Caballero

    Santa Cruz Island Chinese Harbor, The Gap

    I fished that zone on sunday, mostly similar: left sb harbor at 6, couple whales and lots of dolphins on the crossing, huge cloud of red crabs as we approached the gap. murky brown water, 60 on the coast, 58.5-59 at the islands. bounce balled Becher's for an hour, no halibut. some small bait...
  459. Jose Caballero

    Halibut Whistler Area 4-12

    That's a great recipe, thanks
  460. Jose Caballero

    What ever happened to those Island Yellowtail?

    does anyone have news on those island yellowtail? Seems like a few weeks since I've heard of fish at the islands... Anybody catching (aside from groundfish)?
  461. Jose Caballero

    Unique woven fiber rod blanks?

    you may want to contact OCRods... i believe they have some pretty unique custom woven rods, might sell the blanks separately...? i think theyre carbon/kevlar composites.
  462. Jose Caballero

    AWESOME five days in gonzaga bay

    on wedensday 3/30 we drove about 5 hours south from the calexico crossing. the crossing was smooth (at sunrise), though a crossing agent informed us that importing gasoline is illegal (but didn't take our four 5gal jugs out of our boat) and visitors are only allowed four rods each (we had double...
  463. Jose Caballero

    stoked

    stoked
  464. Jose Caballero

    Gonzaga Bay trip Fisherman needed.......

    i'll be there 3/30-4/4 with my buddy humam, on a 17' arima with blue ragtop. i'll be on the alfonsina's channel, 73
  465. Jose Caballero

    road trip bahia de los angeles&santa rosalillita.

    Juan, thanks for the report. I've been around sta rosalilita for surf and free dive many times, last new year most recently, it's a really beautiful area. Would be curious to hear if any gringos have launched a private boat there. When I was diving I saw that the local cooperative kept a VERY...
  466. Jose Caballero

    3-19-16 Rockfishin Santa Cruz to Anacapa "the gap"

    Thanks for the report I saw tons of bonito in that zone a couple months ago, maybe that's what you saw boiling...? Perhaps other reports will clear that up (and what's up with those wsb?!)... I've also burned through a bunch of rule pumps! I know everyone uses them, but I've had bad luck-...
  467. Jose Caballero

    Need reliable weather predictions...

    X2 for that! I do the same as captain nick describes in the discussion above, and if you read down to number #13 in that thread, the customizable prediction options can be really informative. That's what I do now, seems best of the options in my experience.
  468. Jose Caballero

    Important links and instructions for private boaters that want to fish Mexico

    you may want to check message #93 in this thread
  469. Jose Caballero

    Important links and instructions for private boaters that want to fish Mexico

    THANKS SO MUCH FOR POSTING THIS! helped a ton, i got all my stuff for spring break in no time. in case no one else has mentioned this, the new license website gives you a receipt AND a pdf of the printable license.
  470. Jose Caballero

    Where should I go spring break?

    I'm looking for advise from Mexico fishing veterans (thanks in advance!): I have a week to spend in Baja (3/26-4/2) with my fishing buddy, Tacoma, and 17' Arima Sea Chaser 90hp Honda (I consider it a very capable, fishy little boat). I have driven down Baja about a dozen times, maybe 60 nights...
  471. Jose Caballero

    Opening day

    Ryan, that reminds me, the biggest shocker of all: Not another boat out there! Saw two trap boats scooting along and a couple private boats in the barely-visible distance, but not a single boat in one of the busiest RF spots I know.
  472. Jose Caballero

    Opening day

    Two buddies and I left SB at 5:45, through a reopened harbor mouth that looked about 30' wide, and metered about 18' deep, against some turbulent chop. Crossing was kinda bumpy at first, and we followed breaks in the fog that had us a little on edge. The shipping lane had about one mile viz so...