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  1. tree3

    Tailing sword in the LBC

    Like a wet blanket
  2. tree3

    Tailing sword in the LBC

    Saw a juvenile swordfish tailing at the Mussel Farm yesterday... due to slight chop, didn’t notice it until we were right on top of it - got to watch it slither away on the surface and then couldn’t relocate it. No pic. In other news, trolled 15, 20 and 30 X Raps at mussel, double rig to 150...
  3. tree3

    105 YT are here

    Think I trolled by you... not many boats at all in local waters... nice fish!
  4. tree3

    Long Beach Yellowtail

    Son of a bitch. I’m like 0 for 15 looking for YT at the island and you come along and slam one right out back. Argh!!!!
  5. tree3

    Newbie out of Huntington

    I’m 9 years now from FL. Here’s my best tip: get bank tanks for nice squid and sardines, also some Rapala X Raps, load up 80 lbs of ice on your boat, a case of beer and some good mid grade binoculars. Then, go to Ralph’s or Von’s seafood section and buy some fresh swordfish or dolphin for...
  6. tree3

    Monster Bones

    They were 5+ all day long. I kept the first one thinking it’s big, only to have several larger throughout the day...
  7. tree3

    Monster Bones

    Spent a few days at the island with family. Never knew Bonito got so big, like true little tunas. Found large ones from Long Point all the way to Church Rock and everywhere in between. Only kept 1 and it turned into jumbo poke bowls for 4 peeps. Fun fishing, wish I could find yellows though!
  8. tree3

    Hooked a Marlin under a paddy

    Wow, not my typical pull up to a paddy experience... lol
  9. tree3

    Catalina with the kids

    Yep. They’re big uns out there... had solid poke last night
  10. tree3

    Threshers galore!

    You should have to buy and maintain a boat like all of us to be able to go fish for these sharks. More rules! Less rules!
  11. tree3

    fishing Palos Verdes 08/03

    But when you find em, it’s so easy. I feel like either limit out nice kelpies or get skunked at PV, lol
  12. tree3

    fishing Palos Verdes 08/03

    It amazes me that there isn’t a constant bite all along PV...
  13. tree3

    Barracuda at green bouy in Long Beach 8/2

    Someone please tell me how to prepare/cook these slimmy lizards... Oil Rig Esther was loaded with them all weekend, some keepers.
  14. tree3

    Goodbye & Thank You

    Sir, don’t forget to pay the CA Franchise Tax Board on your way out so we can build more homeless encampments under our beautiful bridges!
  15. tree3

    Catalina 6/23/20 - just fishing report

    0-4 of Cat YTs this year - but only trolling XRaps which I am figuring out is not the way to land ‘em at the island... live bait next time with plenty to chum!
  16. tree3

    6/12 Cat report with catch report

    Thank you for great report.
  17. tree3

    Cat 05/27

    That’s a hungry kelpie, trying to eat something as big as he is!
  18. tree3

    Cat 05/23/20

    Great report. Thank you. What’s up with the sandy blue water all along the first part of the backside around past Church Rock... (is that area The Palisades)? Can you just fish that sandy water or do you have to find rocks and stuff within it? I always avoid it, well, cause I don’t know what I’m...
  19. tree3

    5/22/20 Cat report

    Thanks for report. Supposed to be there now but wife 86d it
  20. tree3

    Haven't caught a white seabass in 20 years till now

    What! Where? When? Lol I’ve only caught babies... looks awesome. Congrats
  21. tree3

    The NEW Bad Company.... 144' of pure badness!!!

    Sorry, late to the party here. Saw Bad Company in front of LBYC recently. What a beauty! ...and, they had a nice group of people pleasantly enjoying the evening without causing commotion on the Long Dock. Two thumbs up!
  22. tree3

    Cat 17th and 18th

    MY boy is 4 - I can’t wait for trips like this down the road. Awesome
  23. tree3

    Catalina 7/19

    Thanks for this post - puts a lot of us in better company. I am 0-2 on YTs last two single day trips to 1)East End 2) West End. Have had fun pulling in tons of kelpies though and yes, hard to be upset sitting off of such a gorgeous gem of a rock...
  24. tree3

    Offshore Insane Topwater Yellowfin out of San Pedro - 7/7

    I think catching fish like that would probly put a smile on me face. Lol
  25. tree3

    Rpt.-05-30-19 New member Brotherhood of the Zipper!

    Good to hear. As usual, a very detailed report :)
  26. tree3

    Brokeback Yellowtail

    Had a fun fishing trip in the rain Saturday. I broke my back (L1 compression fracture) a month ago, so took it easy as skipper and tactician only. Had some single-day licensee buddies join me and we won the day with a hefty YT. We took our time with a 7:30 departure, skipped Nacho’s, and still...
  27. tree3

    Mussel Farm to the 14 and back

    Perhaps this is stupid, but there seems to be a middle zone to the ranch in both directions that you can troll through (like a + inside the square). I’ve done it several times with no success but have not tangled with the actual muscle ropes either.
  28. tree3

    Offshore Catalina Offshore - Limits of Dorado and some Yellowfin

    Man, you are consistent... are there a bunch of trips you don’t post about that you get skunked? I’ve caught 1 fish in 3 trips this year. Ugh
  29. tree3


    Good luck, this was closer/nearshore than I would have thought, perhaps due to the colder water...
  30. tree3


    Great question here - I prefer a dropper loop when flylining the heads. Of course, that’s when I’m targeting those pesky seals.
  31. tree3


    Long morning with decent payoff right at the end... Hit Muscle farm, Elly/Ellen, 150, 105 Green Buoy. Found this one just before calling it quits up towards the top of the Horseshoe. Water way colder than I was hoping - never saw higher than 67 and mostly 65-66. Not too much boat traffic...
  32. tree3

    Friday LB Trolling for 1 Giant Rocket

    Thought the warmer water and big moon tides might bring some YTs closer to us - and maybe I could be the lucky chum to start it off... My pumps aren’t drawing water so I went out with a trusty green/silver Rapala XRap 20. Trolled the muscle farm, ran over to the rigs/150 area, then through the...
  33. tree3

    Rocky Point 9-16

    Nice catch!
  34. tree3

    Izor / 150 really stoned

    I caught my first YT out here on my G-Loomis trout rod that land me so many fine Specks back in Jax... awesome report.
  35. tree3

    Rough day in the LBC

    Thanks for fighting the fires!
  36. tree3

    Offshore 14 mile bank - 9/6

    Will YFT hit the same XRaps that drive the yellowtails crazy? Same speed - 6-7kts? Have yet to hook up on one since moving out here as I pretty much stay close to the LBC and Island but have fished Larson knoll
  37. tree3

    Offshore Just short of the 277 - Sunday 9/2/2017

    It was gorgeous out there Sunday - surprisingly glassy. Sorry about your loss, get em next time!
  38. tree3

    Any info on the 150 or horeshoe..

    Trolled from green buoy to 150 for a Cuda today... beautiful morning but no fish.
  39. tree3

    Catalina Fri 9/1

    Thank you!
  40. tree3

    Rpt.-Sun-08-27-17 Farnsworth or Bust!

    Thank you Tunaslam - always the best reports. Sorry no luck this time.
  41. tree3

    8.27 LBC - thank you Bloody Decks

    Lol. Too true - I'll be back for sure. Anyone know the true CA regs for YT limits? I'm having trouble nailing it down... is it 10 but only 5 under 24" fork?
  42. tree3

    8.27 LBC - thank you Bloody Decks

    Here's a hint - there were "105" boats there easily.:cheers:
  43. tree3

    8.27 LBC - thank you Bloody Decks

    Been a while since I've fished. Read all the local awesomeness on BD last night and woke up early dreaming of tails. Trolled Rapala XRap 20 in light blue/silver - 6kn. Limit of these 5-10lbrs by 930.
  44. tree3

    Catalina mid-week report 7/10 to 7/13

    Fun trip. Tasty tacos.
  45. tree3

    San Diego bay

    How was Ralph's? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  46. tree3

    Local Long Beach Saturday, SBI Monday Report

    PV Surf Trip!!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  47. tree3

    Horseshoe Report 9/05/16

    Thank you for the report. Would love to have some locals Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  48. tree3

    Cat Calicos

    We were just West of the boundary Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  49. tree3

    Cat Calicos

    Made the run Sunday from Alamitos with sardines from Nacho. Straight to Eagle Reef for some guaranteed bassin before looking for YT. Set out a pair of XRaps for a troll up towards the West End, circled Bird Rock first and saw multiple hook ups with YT. Anchored up and fished the rest of our...
  50. tree3

    Offshore Catalina Ahi - 8/27

    Wow! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  51. tree3

    Catalina 8/25

    Dem 'Bones are great sashimi! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  52. tree3

    Catalina Yellows 8/23/16

    Thank you for the report! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  53. tree3

    Cat - 8/26

    Nice! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  54. tree3

    Catalina Suprise 8/18

    Sweet action! Those macs by Nacho's barge are so big... Was wondering what would hit them. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  55. tree3

    Offshore Catalina Mahi - 8/6

    Nice! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  56. tree3

    Catalina Report 8/1 to 8/3

    Thank you for great report. Nice fish! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  57. tree3

    Rpt.-07-20-16 Bass, Cuda and a Ghost!

    Always the best reports. Thank you! It's probably too early for this, but I'm gonna troll my X-Rap 30 around the 150 and 'Shoe on Sunday hoping for a YT Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  58. tree3

    Rpt.-07-09-16 Bass and Cuda!

    Thank you both as usual. Looks like a fun day! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  59. tree3

    Rpt.-Wed.- 06-15-16 Bass, Cuda, Critters!

    Great report. Gonna try the same tomorrow Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  60. tree3

    Palos Verdes kelp fishing

    Ha, I agree - that's my buddy Dingo, I'd never... Lol Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  61. tree3

    Palos Verdes kelp fishing

    Well then, first sheephead on the boat - an even better day :) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  62. tree3

    Palos Verdes kelp fishing

    I have no clue what it is, lol. Keep you fingers away from its mouth! By little goat, you mean a sheepshead? Hmmm
  63. tree3

    Palos Verdes kelp fishing

    Left Davies at 615 - 1/4 scoop of squid from Nachos ($30). We hit loose kelp lines off of the Trump area and picked up 6 calico, a skulpin and what I think was a little Cubera snapper? All too small and released. Moved spots to the edge of very tight kelp right off of Royal Palms and my buddy...
  64. tree3

    Slow pick on the 150 - 5/21

    Thank you for the report! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  65. tree3

    Rpt.-Sunday 11-29-15 Wild Goose (Tuna) hunting!

    Awesome report. Go Seminoles!
  66. tree3

    150 - 11-13-15

    Thanks for report!
  67. tree3

    Offshore Boo hoo!

    This is prolly why wahoo is so loved. It is the perfect fish for someone who doesn't like fish because "it's too fishy". Wahoo is a blank canvas. As flyliner mentioned, it can become dry if overcooked. I love wahoo and I love steak. I cook the two very similar. Wahoo (filet or steak cut) gets...
  68. tree3

    Today sucked

    Today sucked. But it was a beautiful sunrise and the beer was cold.
  69. tree3


    Was near you for a while myself but we got skunked. Congrats
  70. tree3

    Long Beach HOOOOOOO!!!!

    LB!!! When is the tarpon run, haha
  71. tree3

    Long Beach Long & Skinny

    Thanks for report... Gonna have to try again myself
  72. tree3

    Offshore Osborn Tuna and Catalina Wahoo

    Funny one. Seriously though; flyliner, do you have some not as good trips in between posts? Judging from your posts alone (and quality of pics) you should quit your day job!
  73. tree3

    Sunday 10/11/15 Long beach area....

    Nice local report. Thank you!
  74. tree3

    Guess WHOO just scored #2!!!

    What speed? I was hoping a hoo would grab an XRap but had no luck. Was around 10-12 mph.
  75. tree3

    Offshore Juvi Hoo

  76. tree3

    Long Beach Bugs!

    Had fun going out for season opener. Unfortunately got a little later start than desired, but had nets in by 1245. Hooped until 330. I only had 4 nets and now only have 3 due to sun dried line that popped on one of em, so I'll be replacing all the line on the rest. Used frozen chovies and...
  77. tree3

    Offshore Knock Knock, Hoos there.........

    I'm trying this same thing tomorrow around the 14...
  78. tree3

    1st west coast who!!!

    Woo Hoo! Nice day
  79. tree3

    Syd Barrett weave

    Gigolo Aunt
  80. tree3

    LB Tuesday

    Good report!
  81. tree3

    Offshore 9/19 Wahoo

    Woo Hoo!
  82. tree3

    Offshore Report, Dana Point 9-15

    Appreciate reports like this. Makes me feel I'm now the only one who gets skunked.
  83. tree3

    Skunked... sort of - Shoe and 150

    Yes! Better than a great day at work...
  84. tree3

    Skunked... sort of - Shoe and 150

    Went out Sunday morning with plans to bypass live bait all together and just troll Rapalas. Got a nice, early start, on the water by 630 at Davies. As we're exiting the end of the jetty I remember I need a little gas. No problem, gun it to downtown for gas at Shoreline. Oops, they don't open...
  85. tree3

    Catalina West End

    Saw a nice marlin jumping about 5 miles off of white point 2 weekends ago
  86. tree3

    Asshat - Douchenozzle Award - Green Bouy 8/28/2015..

    Absolutely agree here. We made 10 nice Mack's w Sabiki rigs in about 5 minutes right beside Nachos barge... But didn't end up using them as Rapala did the trick again!
  87. tree3

    Trolling - Green Bouy & the 150

    7-8 mph. Action shot
  88. tree3

    Trolling - Green Bouy & the 150

    I'd like to get outside but... I have somewhat backed into figuring out the YT just by sticking with what's working. I have NO clue how to target the tuna; I need a mentor!
  89. tree3

    Trolling - Green Bouy & the 150

    The purps has been killing it for me... 30. This one right here :) Oh, and they're sold out at West Marine near my house. Maybe I should quit posting. Haha
  90. tree3

    Trolling - Green Bouy & the 150

    Found some bonito and 'cuda action towards the green bouy around 730 and then all the fish fell asleep. Ran over to the 150 and picked up these 3 on Rapalas. Back home for tacos by 1130. Fun day, calm waters and cloud cover. Gracias por El Niño.
  91. tree3

    8/23 Yellowtail at the 105...

    Well done. I never have the patience for drifting
  92. tree3

    Finally big Bluefin

    Congrats! Haven't caught my first tuna yet...
  93. tree3

    Just Horsin' Around - Finally a great day!

    X-Rap 30. Nice to know I'm not the only one who feels like they're using left handed clubs sometimes. Haha
  94. tree3

    The 105 mafia style

  95. tree3

    Just Horsin' Around - Finally a great day!

    Purple and black worked today. Bottom Line, I am terrible at "the game" if by that you mean sitting with the fleet and fishing live bait. Spent 5 hours last weekend watching all of my neighbors landing multiple fish while we sat with no action. Not exactly sure why, but thinking it has to do...
  96. tree3

    Just Horsin' Around - Finally a great day!

    Launched at Davies 545 am. Line to get in, line to drop boat, holly hell of a line at Nachos (I'm talking 50 boats). Jammed down to San Pedro for a much shorter bait stop (healthy Mack's and dines) then headed for the Shoe. Turns out we didn't need that bait. Started off by trolling Rapala...
  97. tree3

    Offshore Big Yellowfin Tuna - 8/8

    Anytime you need a deck hand... [emoji113]
  98. tree3

    Local yellows and found gopro 8/4/15

    How's the surf there? I would think it'd have to be pumping to break good???
  99. tree3

    Oops, I caught another one...

    We were too excited to have a fish on :) I've done that in the FL keys though with tons of schoolies. One last photo. Thank you Bloody Decks. The forum has helped me a ton!
  100. tree3

    Oops, I caught another one...

    Ha. No relation... funny though I saw the resemblance in the photo as soon as it was snapped.
  101. tree3

    Oops, I caught another one...

    Still don't really know what I'm doing, but always fun to be on the water anyways. Headed out of Alamitos this morning at 6am. Picked up smallest scoop Nacho would give me; 4-5 inch decent sardines. Gunned it towards the 14 Mile bank and watched as water temp slowly creeped up from around 67...
  102. tree3

    boat storage in OC

    Accurate Storage. Darren is awesome
  103. tree3

    Fishing manners - Specifically fishing the crowded 150

    Is the stern the front or back of the boat?
  104. tree3


    Well done!
  105. tree3

    Rpt.-06-03-15 Run & Gun Tails at the 150!

    Woah, that's the Rubber Ducky? Dang!
  106. tree3

    Guess I got lucky

    Wtf? Somebody please teach me how to fish!
  107. tree3

    Semi-Controlled Chaos

    Wow! Nice work
  108. tree3


    Nice catch! Thanks for report
  109. tree3


    '09 Pathfinder 2400. A great boat for the east coast in the ICW and nearshore. A little wet out here though with the jet stream afternoon breezes we have.
  110. tree3


    Tunaslam, your awesome reports are what inspired me in the first place!
  111. tree3


    Second post ever. I don't really get out too much to fish. Usually just family touring around Alamitos Bay. And not even that too often. I've caught a few calicos, sculpin, small buts and sandabs since moving out here from FL. Went out solo this morn and got small scoop of dines and macs from...
  112. tree3

    "Holy Mackerel" 13 Whaler Rebuild

    With time, parts etc... I'm thinking a job like this on a 13 Whaler would cost $15-20k??? Really nice looking work.
  113. tree3

    Rpt-11-14-13 Reds, Santa Marias and a big Lingcod at SCI.

    You have the best reports. Love your photos.
  114. tree3

    Shipping a boat from the east coast

    Definitely use It's like an eBay for shipping. I got my 24' boat out to CA from FL for $1600!!!!
  115. tree3

    Skunked in PV

    I'd love some help... I've found myself really busy with work since moving out to CA last year and haven't really had the time to learn how to fish over here. I know there is awesome fishing, but keep getting skunked and start thinking about poling for redfish in the ICW or surf fishing during...
  116. tree3

    Skunked in PV

    We left right around noon. Put in an hour or so each at 4 different spots. Maybe I should've just stayed on 1...
  117. tree3

    Skunked in PV

    Decent amount of boats on the water, didn't see a single fish on.
  118. tree3


    Awesome. Wish I could fish there...
  119. tree3

    Tapatalk Not working

    Sorry, let me rephrase myself. Tapatalk app still down... Thread still going... Bummer. On a different note, finally caught some fish in CA. We got sculpin, calico and halibut from PV to Alamitos Bay on Sunday. Fun
  120. tree3

    Tapatalk Not working

    No Tapatalk :(
  121. tree3

    Long Beach Bait / Nacho's bait situation

    Is Nacho right next to Rudy?
  122. tree3

    Just over 14lb on the Boga Grip Thursday 17JAN13

    Oh snap!!! Seriously though. Nice fish
  123. tree3

    Bird's Surf Shed- Very much rules

    Wow. What a collection.
  124. tree3

    FL Keys Gator Trout

    I love how the tannins in the water affect the colors... Compare to a NE FL trout or a Big Bend trout. Nice catches!
  125. tree3

    snowboarding tips?

    Once your done learning on the groomers... When you are steep and deep you can start to relax onto back foot and float. With weight on front foot though, you can sort of pop/bounce your turns with your back leg... Hard to describe
  126. tree3

    snowboarding tips?

    Take a lesson. It is more front foot based than surfing (throttle) back foot for turning. Very easy learning curve once you get it... Speed is your friend. Have fun!
  127. tree3

    Hello: new from FL

    Thanks for the tips et al. I know I'll have fun w my inshore rigs, just won't have much room for bottom fishing anything deep. I would love to pull up a big flattie with my lightweight gear.. It'd handle well. I've got 20lb braid w 20lb flouro leader. Need to get some heavier jig heads though...
  128. tree3

    Hello: new from FL

    I'm a good Christian...
  129. tree3

    Hello: new from FL

    And I have looked into Capt Dave. Not out of the question...
  130. tree3

    Hello: new from FL

    Yeah, I've been reading for a few months now, so I am up to date on the shit talking... Here's a typical Jacksonville, FL girl for ya.
  131. tree3

    Hello: new from FL

    BD members. I recently moved to LB from Florida and just got my boat shipped over. I ready to start fishing... However, I've only got a bunch of FL inshore gear (2500s etc). I'm looking for folks that'd be interested in heading out and can bring along worthwhile equipment. My boat is well...
  132. tree3

    Swimbaits for halibut

    Is there Berkeley Gulp out here???