light drag they we re using #25 -40lb topshot to get bit . I was high stick on the boat 2 @ 51,31 lbs. 9 fish on the boat out of 18 anglers.
The 51 I got on a saltist 20-15lb. fluro to 20lb mainline ( Izor xxx ) with a graftec 15-40 rod that took 45 mins. 2nd @31. 15 mins on a lexa 300( paddle...
you could do it with a 40 but it s nice to have those pop up tabs on the 60.
That being said i watched a few 40's getting spooled last year locally at the triangle ( catalina , santa barbara ,san clemente islands ) those were 150+lb. fish
I just came off my 2nd BFT trip ever and the 1st time I didn t hook anything. This Trip I went 1 for 5. 2 hookups with 1biteoff and 3 missed bites and a handoff from another angler.
I fought a 120+ lber on a fathom 40 2speed with 80lb test for about 15 mins with no problem except the rod...
Just came back from a trip on the R P
I made a reservation with Fishermans the day before the trip for the 1st time.
In port by 6, paperwork and weighing by 6;30, premium fillets wrapped in 5mil by 8:30.
Very happy and on the road by 9ish at home by 12 30
Hi everyone .... I hope your having a great new year
Went and checked out the surf a few days ago in the afternoon. First trip of the year. Conditions weren't ideal - Falling tide and afternoon winds
but some of the spots looked nice .
Tried it for an hour + ended up with 3 Calico's ( up to...
We had I think 4 or 5 lings 7-15lbs
.I want to go on 1 of those trips to Cape St. Martin.
My personal best ling was on a shallow water trip out of Avila bay/Port San Luis on the Patriot.
Curado 300 ,20lb test 2oz. swimbait with a 5" tail in 80 feet = a 19lb lingcod
I was on the last trip of the year.
We started shallow but didn't get too many whitefish so the Capt went deep for the rest of the trip.
Best red fishing in a long time. 7 mixed reds and a few misc. Everything 4lbs. minimum size or better , saw a7ish lb chuckleheadbut it was a windy and very...
Back in the Early 90's we used to go on halibut drifts on the Happy Man before it became the Native Sun out of Marina Del Rey Sportfishing. They'd average roughly 1 fish for every 5 -10 people more or less. Both shorts and legals. Not anymore
Also remember that this was before GPS was...
I want you ALL to keep this in mind:
Remember those twilight trips back in the 90's for Sand bass?
Unless it was an off night - there was No way you couldn't catch a limit or close to it.
25+ years later and they still haven't come back. Maybe they never will.
and yes I know the growth...
Watch the conditions carefully 2 or 3 times a day . The ocean is the ocean. Like I said there have been times in the past where the 1/2 day boats have come back with limits or close to... just 10 miles out.
Another option is to go on a day boat if you can get on. San Diego,Grande ,Liberty,Mission Belle,Sea Watch,point Loma etc.etc.
They generally do 5:30 -5pm trips and stay somewhat local.
You could also hire a guide to take your boat out and explain it or show you how to do it.
Or maybe ask on...
Hopefully all is well for you and yours
Hopped on the 3/4 day boat Spitfire out of MDR with 4 hours of sleep.
Now it's been about oh 10 or so years since I ve been on a 3/4 day boat out of this landing .
Lets just say I was pleasantly surprised. We left MDR with bait already on...
Am I to understand you want to get 1 on your boat ...or just 1 in general?
I'll address both.
I think your best chance is to go on a Day and a half and observe and then ask general questions. You'll get an idea of what to look for as far as conditions, how far away from port you'll be what to...
Hi guys and Thank you for all the kind words.
Both off the corner and a long soak.. a lot of us tried the flatfalls and colt snipers with no results.
I am getting old ( just north of a half century ) - Left forearm still has a lit bit of lingering soreness. Start stretching...... something...
From last to 1st
yes Ray was driving
Yes I was sore didn't rip anything though luckily
Graftech GIS80M #15- #25 lb. rating and a 1st generation silver saltist 20 that i bought off the classifieds list here.
Note : the rod has a stiff action with an extra fast tip( it's my surf Calico stick...
I hope all is well with you and yours.
Short version : I was highstick on the boat , 1 yellowfin @50lbs. and another @ 31lbs both were weighed on the scale. we went 8 for 18 anglers. 15 lb. fluro -20 main line for the 50lber , 20 fluro to 25 mainline for the 31 lber. Pick your...
PS. i think I ve seen them boiling twice this year ...not positive but reasonably sure, once off Gladstones and another time off Topanga......
Hint: you might want to take a look at the star of scotland wreck
1 day about 5 years ago, a lady went to her patio to have coffee and enjoy the view along the beautiful Malibu coast. While enjoying the view and ambience some jerk had the gall to ruin it. Tak.tak.tak.tak.tak.tak.tak.....where in the hell is that noise coming from?
Tat tat.tat tat ta tat tat...
Mid 2000's working as deckhand on a local dive boat. Capt says come here and check out the radar. Same type of clouds as the 2nd story above. Weather was gusting from 5 up to 45Mph+ but really,really localized and fast moving,basically pop up thunderstorms but not really any lightning close (...
I have a Diawa Saltist 40p In great condition only used twice that I'm thinking of parting with. If your interested let me know . I could possibly pair it with a Proteus 810FHJ.
Have a great day and thanks for looking.
That was it ...we didn't catch anything except for an Irish Lord..think of it as a cross between a Cabazon and a Sculpin more of a skinny,sleek Cabazon. lot's of marks but no sucess and we made it back OK .with no issues BUT it could have been a very disastrous submerged object collision.
It's the mid 90's I went to Alaska, for work. Myself and a few guys are bored and have some down time, so we decided to rent a boat to go fishing. It was a 19' foot Baja Bayrunner ,comes with 2 radios, PFD's etc. What could go wrong ? We had charts, that we studied, radios flares etc.. It is the...
OK here 's a few that didn't happen to me. the 1st one happened to my friend and the next 1 i heard second hand . I have a few that I will tell later.
So a friend of mine went out on overnighter from the Oxnard/Ventura area. They we're going out after WSB . He gets on the boat and it's the...
The last time the Bluefin were here ( 93? / 98? ) someone tried to wrap some true giants. They broke through the nets, but they got 1 @ 900lbs. and estimated the others up to 1200 lbs. That was off the backside of the Channel Islands.
Unlike a lot of other smokers ...all my butts go back home with me or to the nearest trash can.
Went to the Owens river by Bishop earlier this year. Didn't have much time so I hit the bridge areas. Every single 1 of them had Cig buts at the parking areas. The ONLY river in a very dry...
Make no mistake it's definitely an addiction or a very expensive hobby. When I 1st started to get serious after a few years, my local tackle shop guy said to me." If you buy cheap you'll probably buy twice or three times. Buy quality, buy once " he was right .
The problem though is that there's...
Nice ,,they where 5 miles off of Arrow point last year.
The 2 summers before the 83' El Nino the Indiana from the Santa Monica Pier would get them by the Star of Scotland wreck about 3 or 4 miles off the Samo Pier using Mackerel and #25lb.
Does anyone have A rowboat I can borrow ? Ive been telling my friends for weeks that there's bluefin in the San Pedro channel.. Who' laughing now
Freelance ,Enterprise,Victory all got em today.
Just a heads up.
Maybe he gets last dibs on the good bait , he could be a slower boat , some boats are very fishy , some aren't. Some captains are more observant on the little differences that make a bite happen
there 's been times where i m fishing same rig ,same line ,same hook and the guy next too me is...
(a) A person shall not willfully interfere with the participation of any individual in the lawful activity of shooting, hunting, fishing, falconry, hunting dog field trials, hunting dog training, or trapping at the location where that activity is taking place. (b) A violation of this section is...
Fish and Game Code Section 2009. (a) A person shall not willfully interfere with the participation of any individual in the lawful activity of shooting, hunting, fishing, falconry, or trapping at the location where that activity is taking place.Aug 21, 2008
We have tried but that place is dangerous, and I 'm part billy goat. They have some there and Sheephead but there's no place to go if a sneaker wave comes except in the drink. There's been a few fatalities there and the next rock a 1/2 mile down as recently as last month or so.
My advice is...
Are you fishing here ( Southern Calif. ) or where you live ? You can spend anywhere from $35-40 through $300. I myself used to use "breathable stocking foot waders" but then you have to buy wading boots or use KROCS or an old pair of sneakers etc.
If your just starting out ...just buy a pair of...
If you do a google or whatever search ....type in Southern California surffishing. You ll find a few sites and if you check youtube , you will find plenty of videos. Keep in mind that like anything else there are subtle and not so subtle things you'll have to learn. It definitely has a learning...
I recommend you sell the rod. Seriously unless you want to lob 4,5,6,oz. weights for Sharks or Rays or whatever. Stay in 1 spot and go big or go home. If that 's the case then get a Daiwa 6000 reel.
Myself and my friends have been using 200 sized Largemouth bass baitcasting reels and heavy...
There are a bunch of spots from Ventura north all the way to Gaviota. Where the 101 turns inland it 's about 40 or so miles before you see the coast again at San Luis Obispo.
That stretch in between Ventura - Gaviota can be productive. Go hit up up the Big Hammer website and you'll find...
No I Didn't. 4 fish for 16 guys. 2 bruiser 150lbs+ Bluefin,1 thirty lb. Yellowfin,one 8lb yellowtail and about 8 hookups and losses ,chewed off ,broken off etc. We saw about 7 or 8 huge boils of 100+lb fish. Threw everything at em but they wouldn 't bite . We cut the stomach up on 1 of them and...
Last year in that area I was on the Victory for the rockfish opener or close to it + or - a couple of days. We rollup into that area and there were birds everywhere on the surface ., dolphins, whales a lots of foam etc etc. . It was like we just missed the biggest foamer of tuna. You know...
Thank You every1 I really appreciate it.
I have hooked into Yellowfin, Yellowtail,Albacore, andSkipjack. My 1st Tuna was a local Bigeye ( 27lbs. ) a couple of decades ago that totally made me it's bitch for 45 mins. Probably because I was using a whippy ass 2 piece 11' surf rod and 500...
So I m going to go out on a Partyboat: extended day and a half .
what type of outfits should I bring ?
Any and all advice would be Appreciated.
Thank you in advance and i hope you had a great weekend and Fathers day.
So me and a few fishing friends decided to book a boat through Slayday charters. Myself and my fishing buddies used to fish a lot together. We would go pick a place and go fish side by side. Usually we would do good, lots of Halibut,Bass bonito and whatever out of the surf...
I used to love going to San Onofre. There is lot of mixed structure and many different species of fish there. I have caught a lot of Sandbass , some Calico's,Halibuts ,Yellowfin croaker ,Corbina,White Seabass ,Spotfin Croakers ,Bonito and Mackeral at that spot.
However that place loves to eat...
Get some gulp sandworms ..if there are fish there - they'll bite. we call it fish crack for a reason. Use 10lb -4 lb Lures work- trout lures and largemouth sized lures + swimbaits ,krocs etc. It's like anything else practice ...refinement..practice knowledge ..application practice...
Thank you everyone for you kind replies
I went to Pierpoint today. the regular parking lot opened up ….so it s easier to load and unload. Still have to use the overflow for the overnight though. There was a hell of a breeze at the harbor,but Ray still got 16 today.
I forget to add we were on...
So on Thurs. night I hopped on the Toronado. The day before they had 67 yellowtails for 27 anglers. I almost jumped on that trip due to a few cancellations. I decide not to because I would have had to race ,rush down there to get on the boat. Had I known they would have been leaving...
" Of course, I'm not very tec savy LOL"
I m not either ..just call me a dinosaur or a luddite ...your pick :rolleyes:
I just checked and now the ad is back up ….whaaaaaat >:( I went back for 10 mins straight and 9 pages logged back in twice and couldn't find it.. and now it s back up
So I was just looking at an ad here 20 mins. ago. Sent the guy my Email address and now the ad is nowhere to be found. I asked him to email me pics and he did
BUT why would the ad just disappear .
just a heads up
I m looking for an old Saltist 30 t or 40 with rod clamps and good freespool. Cosmetics are not that important as long as it works . Willing to pay $100
if you happen to have 1 lying around that you re not using hit me up. I live in the LA area and am willing to meet face to face...
They re around and have been around for a while …...one of the local harbors had a over wintering population..that got decimated a few years ago by Sealions.
There are 2 locations that supposedly have breeding populations ..that stay around yearly . here s your hint
This year there were...
There are open party boats that run from Oxnard ( Ventura adjacent ) Cisco's Landing and Hooks landing,
Ventura - Ventura landing
St. Barbara - SEA landing
That will take you and 20+ anglers out on a 60`- 80 foot boat for a fee of $75 -$175 depending on duration of trips.
just south of Campus point is the Goleta pier.
launch just south of the pier and fish for calico's,WSB and Lot's o hali's just north of and south of the pier just behind the surf line
or go around the point and fish in front of the campus
PS it's an easy surflaunch @ the pier
and it's free...
hate to rain on your parade:Singin_In
but it may rain from tuesday on with anywhere from a 1/2" - 8" depending on a few factors. If the model holds up - a few low pressures forming in the gulf of Alaska might combine with the remnannts of a typhoon off of China - it could go north or south of...
Howdy people :D
Well after yesterday's WSB run I didn't think that I could top that day.
How wrong would I be and I have to thank the man up above for that.
Lately I've been really trying for a legal Hali real bad.
My better half has been asking for fresh hali for awhile and lately it just...
Afternoon People :D
Hope all is well
Myself ,Dfish,Chris and Pat went back to the spot .
Conditions had changed overnight ,A HUGE shorepound at times ,a lot more weeds and it was overcast, but as you know I have a saying about That
" if it's overcast - get your A$$ -- down to the beach "...
IN MEMORY OF THE VICTIMS AND THE FALLEN
8 YEARS AGO TODAY
WE SHALL NEVER FORGET
Pepperdine University has a tribute to the individuals who perished 8 years ago, they have 3000 flags up including flags from the...
I'm sure the CAPT. had his reasons - but we were on a 2 day( 3years ago) and we hit 1 paddy that was really good on the 1st day after trolling for nothing.
we ended up with (8-10 ) baitfish after that stop and we just kept hitting it again and again until the sun went down and we ended up...
212 for 27 anglers what a day foaming pods of fish everywhere and at 1 point a foamer of fish moving in a line heading north literally a 1/4 mile-1/2 amile wide. highlight of the day was watching a foamer slide under our bow throwing ina bait and almost getting the rod yanked out of my...
in reply about the linr test i used fresh 25# and got 1 fish in 10 mins more or less then lost 7 in a row due to traffic -straight off pop or chew through then i bumped to straight 40# and got the next 8 no problem we ended up with 215+ on the boat ( the Toronado ) on sun- breaking foaming fish...