Careful, the pic with the spottie and the Castaway's in the background is no take zone/MLPA from a boat.
I wish you would have seen some thresher crashing out there, we're do for some excitement around here.
I fished the rail with him one time on the Freelance in 2007. Super nice guy and funny! Norris Tapp would get on the horn and make fun of his pink reel... hilarious ! Great guy and will be missed- RIP.
IMO... buy a used Corado 200 E7 made in "Japan" not Malaysia. You'll get it for around $100. It will hold up well.. I've caught small yellows on it, but it's primarily my bay/inshore bass reel. It's nice little reel.
yep.. finally someone said it- "2 bait nets". One good net and a cheap back up!!!
I can't tell you how many of my buddies have lost their bait nets because they leave it on the transom or their rookie friend leave's it on and they drive off! And I always say- so, you used your back up right...
I've had a lot of luck in the bay over the years in newport using ghost shrimp during march & april at lido island. it wasn't wide open, but consistent with an incoming tide. It's a good way to kill an hour. sorry about the crapy photos- cell phone.
Try a different route.. Fly into Cedros and do a 4 to 6 day trip. It's very reasonable and more fishing time.
I was hooked up so much my arms fell off. Check out Cedros Outdoors Adventures. Loved it!
Here's a nice little read on Cedros- http://epagepub.com/publication/?i=164495&p=32
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Penn Fathom 25N (narrow) Gold & Black
Gear ratio- 6.1: 1
Spooled with 300 yards of 65lb spectra
Light scratches -- used but not abused
10/10 mechanically, 08/10 condition- light boat rash on side plate
With factory clamp
Pick up only
For sale - Penn International 16S 2-Speed - $250
I just had it serviced in June at Ken's Custom Reel in Oceanside.
I primarily us it as my back up troller for the boat. Very light use and in good condition!
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I have been going for the past 3 years. Its grown each year and all the big companies are there like the shimanos and such. I think its well worth it if you want to check out some seminars and learn from the pros. Not as big as a fred halll show but its all saltwater fishing stuff without all...
I live in Newport on the Peninsula and fish the bay regularly and #2 for bass, seabass. Lots of great spots for spotties in the bay. I'll show you my spots and will buy bait if you take care of fuel. PM me - thanks.
If your putting all this effort in catching (pelagics) on your kayak such as: blackfin, yelowfin tuna, mackerel species like cero, king mac, and wahoo.. then why are you worried about spending a few dollars on some lures? Stay with what works. DEEP diving lures always work best (imo). Good luck...
How do you get the magic swimmers & stick shad down to the bottom? I've stayed with the yo zuri deep diving crystal minnows because they get down to the bottom.
But the best trolling lure for the bay I ever used is a fresh water deep diving jerk shade made by River2Sea - HC16-Aurora American...
They told me this one was shy over 50#..
I'll tell you where. Someplace warm. A place where the beer flows like wine. Where beautiful women instinctively flock like the salmon of Capistrano. I'm talking about a little place called Legacy Lodge. I'll bet you twenty bucks I can get you gambling...
I took a 7' rod tube with no problem and a 1.75 ml bottle of Sky on my carry-on. The guy looked through my bag, saw the Sky & smiled. When I went through the x-ray machine no one said anything. What a great Country! Oh, Volairs was great too.
BTW.. TJ's airport is nicer than LAX.
Towing hardware.. ??? Sure.. all bait swims naturally with a hook in it and dragging 30 yards of line. I don't think adding a .003 oz. split ring will make much of difference on the performance of the bait, but it makes a big difference when your changing out your line during a hot bite. Saving...
Great video with lots of action..
For your spectra to fluoro connection why not use a split ring or swivel and save an extra 5 minutes trying to tie that knot each time you change your leader, especially during a hot a bit.
Ed from Whopper Stopper makes a great mini stick. Compact and hardy. I've pulled on a 150# thresher on his 15-30# (light set up) with no problems.
***On another note...you might want serve coffee in the morning to your crew to give them a little spring in their step. Geezzz
Here's what you do. You probably don't have a bait tank. Get a bucket. Go to the NB bait receiver get a small pass of chovies. Zack, Cameron or Bill at the receiver will take good care of ya...
Drift the bottom 2 feet away from the receiver. You'll catch some bass & halibut and have a good...
My buddy just walked the show after setting up his booth. He said it's an amazing venue this year, and a real who's who of the saltwater industry. Looking forward to going tomorrow. Which seminars are you looking at attending?
Looking forward to this year's show. I was impressed with last year’s seminar speakers Dave Hanson & Jimmy Decker... I even went back the next day to listen to them again, and to hear Bongo Joe’s halibut spots at Catalina. The guys even gave out numbers, great stuff. Wasn’t...
Ultra MBX 7' 4-10# paired up with 200E7 Curado with 30# braid and top shot of your taste. Fun little set up. The rod is stiffer than it sounds. Great for the bay, surf or kelp. a lot of fun.. I'd like to know what you end up with.
with the last two seasons being so epic here in so cal i've had to scale down on the size of my gear. I was reintroduced with my old (wa made) calcutta 8' 15-25# rod paired up with my trini 12tn (gold) wrapped with 30# braid. so much fun fishing this light set up, it's so versatile. great post...
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Shimano Calcutta Inshore Series Casting Rod CLCX70ML 7'0" Medium Light - Extra Fast 8-14lb $199 (New) - $130 OBO
G Loomis Bass Rod - sold
Both rods are in great condition, barley used, not abused and no corrosion on guides...
no more than five fish of a species, except billfish only 1 counts as 5 towards the overall limit of 10 fish. Dorado- only 2 allowed and count as 5 towards the overall limit of 10 fish.. "This is all French to me..
Can someone tell me if we're good?"
Well , at least you replied to my lame ass thread . I suppose harbor fishing is not that cool . But , hey , neither am I . I like to fish for stocked trout as well . Going to get heavy into carp fishing next .
Since your getting into carp do you want to buy a brand new custom marlin caster...
ten years ago i remember a lost/sick bullet tuna swimming in circles for about a week in front of the Cannery restaurant in NBH. we threw everything at it with zero interest. i've also seen bontio circling newport island with the same result. thanks for sharing drew, love your marina. the...
For the best surf fishing that I have ever experienced for halibut was La Bocana. There is a dirt path that you can drive that follows the coast line for a mile or so passed the North side of town. You will pass a run down trailer with an old man who stands guard watching the lobster traps...
Last year while fishing the Zane and the Classic held in San Diego. Our team brought our passports and Mexican fishing licenses! We got chased by a Mexican Navy ship one day, and the next day by two military inflatables. They didn't catch us!!! BUT what if...
Looks like even a better excuse to hit the sportfishing show held at the OC fairgrounds this weekend that Ali posted. I heard ballast point brew co. will be there among a bunch of other seminars. Very cool.
I didn't read everyone's responses. Try timing your fishing three hours after a low tide and even that can be slow in the winter and spring. One more thing, it really turns on after 3 days of heat wave. The third and forth day after a heat wave reminds me why I fish the harbor. -G'luck !
Thanks in advance for the help. I have this old Sabre Lite SL 16 6-1/2FT one piece rod. The line class is 4-12#. Can anyone give me any history on it? It has two colors the bottom portion is yellow and the top portion is blue. I was told that it means the rod is built for IGFA line class. Any...
I was there at the Coral in 03 and saw guys going to the fillet station with 60 to 80 lb bet. They were catching them at 80 feet under kelp, while I was catching football size yft, what was I thinking. Good stuff though.. I can't complain at least we had a season.
Awwww.. come on guys ! Maybe you need a refresher course? It says right there in the third sentence- "The reel is new, but the original spool was given back because I had it full of spectra at the time".
Awww, come on guys, it's so simple. Maybe you need a refresher course.
Hey! It's all ball bearings nowadays. Now you prepare that Fetzer valve with some 3-in-1 oil and some gauze pads. And I'm gonna need 'bout ten quarts of anti-freeze, preferably Prestone. No, no make that Quaker State!
Not only blues and blacks but you forgot HUGE 300# yellowfin, DONKEY roosters and 60# wahoo ~ !!! Why go on a 16 day long range trip when you can fly into Pinas Bay and have your own personal 31 Bertram with a captain and mate. Then sleep in a nice bed instead of state room. "Do the math".
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Brand new reel bag that has never been used still with the price tag on it.
The price tag say- $71.99.
Letting it go for $45.00
The dimensions are 16.25" x 11" x 7.75"
High grade 300-denier polyester
Oversized corrosion-proof zippers...
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Try using a 30# wind-on with your bimini. The small knot casts right through the guides. I accidentally put a surface iron on one of my reels that had the wind-on, and I noticed what I had done when I reeled it in. So I kept casting it and liked it. It's a different twist on things.
I shouldn't reveal my source, but Bill over at Ultra Fuel dock in Newport harbor sells fresh dead almost year around. No bleach or ink sacks removed. Fresh off of one of the light boats. I believe it's $15 bucks for 5 pound bag. Tim, you knew that, your friends with Brian B.
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A July Fourth weekend at Catalina? It's a mad house at the island. The 9 million boaters will shut down the bite, 99.99999% certain. But I'm sayin' you got a chance. I'd save your cash and the drama and go a few days after the weekend. Good luck..
Check out the Reliable kill bags. I liked what I saw and bought one. I also liked the fact that it had heavier duty zippers than the others. The reason I bought it was because of the rounded bottom design. It allows the bag to hold more ice and fish, plus it sits better on the back of the swim...
We were below you in the canyon working the T’s for nada, not even a knock down. We did bait a swordie for a heart wrenching 5 minutes. Loved Joey on the radio today. The black seabass story with a happy ending. – Great job Joe !
Your there to fish not make friends. My suggestion, when you have a fish on and your pined at the corn with 6 lines wrapped around your line, put your reel in to free spool for 8 seconds. That's how you "make friends and influencing people."
I have 2 Tallus rods in great shape.
• Graphite inner and outer layers with a fiberglass core
• Fuji reel seats
• Factory wrapped, lifetime guarantee from Shimano.
• Both 7 footers
Great tuna sticks, the rods are extras on the...