I think that is a nice concept, but with a boat that small I would think You will need your buddy in-line or on the opposite side of you while running for proper weight distribution depending on the direction you are running into the swell. Because of that, it is highly likely your buddy may be...
all those decoration wraps look nice but the bottom line is that tuna cord or paracord get old real fast if you actually catch fish on them with any amount of drag.
My 2 cents:
Heavy drag/rail use: Shrink over cord
Under 40lb: shrink over cork tape.
Your hands and cap rail will thank you.
I hope it comes back at 120 miles minimum. That way, every kook that bough a skiff to go cAtCh BiG tUnA dReAmS will sell their shitty financed boat and find something else to do that will get them likes on the internet.
That’s pretty much going rate and not a new, higher price this year. Am I missing something?
How about this, you can go drive 60 miles to Clemente, stay up all night and wave your butterfly net around and catch your own. All in 15 feet of water.
you are correct. Same thing happened with the gold torques, silver internationals and probably a few others. Once Penn got their ducks in a row I believe, if memory serves me correctly, they either fulfilled the orders or offered a refund
you want a penn rep to speak to an issue on behalf of...
future installers, may i suggest mounting this on a vertical surface to increase service life.
installed the blue seas version (no led readout) 3 years ago, "impregnated" the receptacles with dielectric grease and still works fine.
In my experience, anything 8 strand and above and not too waxy. i stray away from anything 6 strand (power pro) because it tears my thumb up, but its great for a kelp cutter rig. It really doesn't matter. Any of the big brands are fine. If anyone that tells you different got told that by a fan...
its a good heavy jig stick reel or 40-50 bait. Fill it with 50 or 65 braid for bait or 80 for jig and pair it with a 6480h.
If you want a 25-40 reel trade the 30 for a 25 and fill with 40 or 50 braid and pair with a 6480.
It’s the third and fourth hand you had been asking for when using a hand wrapper.
It is the best thing I have added to the arsenal, but I am also glad I punished myself through 8 rods on the manual wrapper.
i installed one on my 23 grady. have not sea trailed it yet.
grady used sae flare and hard line from the orbital to the back of the boat. the orb and pipe tees that come with the kit wouldnt work since:
a- 20 yr old seastar helm doesnt use orb fittings
b- could not find a female compression...
okay, wanted to share my initial impression with it. First off, the pot life is MUCH longer than regular DII. About the same, maybe longer than Flex Coat. It levelled easy enough. I think we may have a winner.
3m or sea shield products for buffing, Colonite products for wax. I prefer insulator wax. But it is really all about the soap you use. If you use dish, heavy detergent or bleach, you are literally stripping the wax off the surface. This is what I have been using for the last 4 years. It works...
Who told you these are cex blanks? Just because it has blue glass and it’s a composite blank doesn’t mean it is a cex. This is a regular black steel with blue e-glass that seeker did a few runs of a couple years ago. Still cool blanks though. Good luck with sale!
All rods sold or no longer available!
All rods are hypalon and reel seat. ~12" rear hypalon, ~14" front. This is the good (dense) hypalon
-84h 7' 30-60- Used, Batson seat, Alps XNs, SOLD
-84xh 7' 40-80 - Like new, Alps seat, Batson Turbos, SOLD
-80m 8' 20-50 - Used, Batson seat, Alps XNs...
Thanks all. I apologize for not getting back to this sooner. Unfortunately, you guys are pretty far north of me. Picked up a factory 270h-8 local to me. Now just looking for a slightly more local 270-8 (unless we can meet in Oceanside area)
i dont think fishing a fathom 30 or 40 sized reel is "light" for 80 to 100 lb fish. big difference between 80-100lb fish and 100-175 lupe fishing. even then, the go to 60/80lb line class reel at lupe is the 40ld2.
80-100lb fish? fathom series will get it done. 30ld2 or 40ld2 depending on what leader you are fishing. both reels hold about the same capacity. my heavy popper setup is a ss ulua and 30ld2. this is connected to a 200+ bft
this 226 grady has been in my family for almost 15 years. i dont think im ever going to get rid of it. best head sea riding boat i have been on for its size. 150 gallons of fuel. can camp out for a few days on the water no problem. and i cant seem to kill the damn motor.
One of the most personal parts of wrapping is picking the colors. I don't believe there is a thread dedicated to it, so let's see if this will gain some momentum and potentially help all of us pick colors for future builds. If not, it should be buried in a few days
take them off (i believe there are (3) on those motors?)and blow through the inlet/outlet while plugging the other side. ZERO air should pass. if you hear/feel any air escaping you have a tear in the diaphram
this is a perfect opportunity to have a very scientific side by side comparison of both reels. as others have stated, set both drags at the same value, set each handle at the same orientation (pref 90* to angle of resultant load, ie drag pressure) and do a static test of how much force is needed...
not true at all. you have parasitic power (torque) loss from friction in the gear train. increased gear mesh (helical cut) also increases the "smoothness* of the transition from tooth to tooth and results in a more fluid power transfer.
Jason, did you check the neutral interrupt switch? Starboard side of motor, integrated in you shift linkage.
When was the last time you did the low pressure diaphram pumps? Does it idle high and rough or just high?
Freespool, as in whose spool spins the longest after spinning it, does not mean a thing as far as castability. All that means is that you have x ammount of inertia that is trying to continue spinning after being spun. If you are really worried about getting every last inch if distance (it is all...
I really like this color combo, especially matched up with the fathoms. 14" foregrip and Alps/Batson hardware. I really like the way the diamond II epoxy lays up. I was only able to do 3-4 guides at a time though.
Has anyone had issues with them? I have a usps issue: package in same place for 1 week "in transit", supposed to be 2 day priority. I emailed them to see if they had any insight on the issue on 2/1. I have tried contacting them via phone and email for the past week with no response. Usually they...
In my experience, for local fishing (kelp cutter rigs / bottom fishing exempt), it is not necessary.
That being said, I use spectra backing on all my rigs so I can change my mono top shots without re-spooling each reel every-other time I go fishing.
Short top shots, less than 30-50 yards, will...
Good to know FatCat. I knew people had to have done this in the past. The only person that I found had previously used this technique was a guy on the NERBS facebook page. I will definitely be using it again.
Laziness drove me to brainstorm of ways to keep the white from bleeding without paint, cp or multiple layears of thread. I used 1/16" wide model pinstriping tape under the trim bands. It turned out well!
Separate (shave) the thin membrane from the belly meat. Cut the fins off:
Score the meat and season however you want (Olive oil, salt, pepper, red chili flake, garlic powder, minced garlic, chili powder, sesame oil and ponzu):
Grill on foil:
The drag on the penn reels are a no contest vs the avets. A much more linear drag curve with positive incremental engagement. The reels feel solid in the hand and bearing free spool is on par with avets.
SOLD SOLD SOLD
I not longer wish to trade for an Avet JX and would like to sell outright. Gunmetal / Orange unit for sale. Minimal use, a few boat rides at max. Reel was taken apart, drags cal-greased, all insides coated with synthetic grease, non spool bearings packed and spool bearings...
Reel is spooled with 300 yds solid 40lb spectra spliced into 100 yds jb hollow 65lb. Pics will be up shortly. Reel was taken apart, drags cal-greased, all insides coated with synthetic grease, non spool bearings packed and spool bearings cleaned / tsi'd.
It is an awesome little powerhouse...
- I wanted a power wrapper....I have no idea when i would have used a power wrapper. (blocks worked great, thanks John)
- I epoxied all guides (9 + tip) at once. I will split them up next time (epoxy set time).
- Watch your epoxied guides! I was able to take epoxy out of the wrap, but once it...
While my teramar 8' mh doesn't have the best action, I have it paired with a torium 16. It pulls double duty as my 25lb bait stick and 40lb backup jigstick. This combo in both load-outs has killed A LOT of fish (for a very reasonable price.)
So here is the final model. A stock Andros 5ii handle is 2.75". This is .75" longer than the stock handle (3.5" from axis center to axis center) and the same length as a torium / trinidad handle used on the outer lug. I'm going to cut the first batch out of 6061.
I will put the break in it...
^this. Stop caring about the IGFA. if you don't like their rules, make your own organization for YFT (that is what all this drama is about anyways) and have at it. Use as much rail as you want. Put a bicycle seat on the rod and ride it into the record books. :D
I always knew mexico was ass-backwards (that's why i love it) but this takes the cake. banning the take of a sport-caught fish to promote the conservation of a species is like telling a fat chick to get skinny by doing a few crunches each day.
i hope something got lost in translation here...
get new cushions, store out of sunlight when not using the boat.
Any sort of chemical or abrasive will break down the vinyl and although they might look better for a short while, they will disintegrate twice as fast after application.
i got really busy with work and dropped the ball on the trades. i will talk to the people i was talking to earlier again tomorrow.
no inherently negative reason for the trade. i bought the reel with a power handle and I don't like how much offset the grip has normal from from the arm. personal...
35-40 turns (braid) / 22-25 turns (mono) are more than enough wraps of each respective line type. if 50 wraps makes you more confident in your knot then so be it. the first 3-5 or so wraps are the most important anyways...
thats a pretty small stingray. must have only been a few days old. they grow to ~100lbs within the first year. Are you sure you didn't catch a batray? batrays are usually a brownish-tan color and a lot smaller and rounder than their stingray cousins.
you will never be able to compete with star drags in the casting department; especially with light baits. there is just too much inertia associated with a LD.
also, i love my andros 5ii but the drag profile will not work with line under 30lbs. it is way too steep.
I deckhanded for Oscar when I was 15. I cannot remember the 2nd's name but he was a younger guy as well. He was one of the nicest captains I have worked for.
Delta, if that boat ever goes up for sale PLEASE let me know, I would like a shot at it.
COASTAL WATERS FROM SAN MATEO POINT TO THE MEXICAN BORDER AND OUT
342 PM PDT THU MAY 8 2014
.TONIGHT...WIND NW 10 KT WITH GUSTS TO 15 KT... BECOMING W AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 3 FT IN THE EVENING... BECOMING 2 FT OR
LESS. MIXED SWELL W 3 FT AT 6 SECONDS AND S 1 TO 2 FT...
I like the idea. Can we get a Sail boat and Trawler forum as well? Maybe a forum for those individuals who don't really want to fish but just love being outdoors and witnessing all of the ocean's natural beauty; especially how wonderful sea lions are.
wow lol great story but could you please use some periods next time its hard to read without them anyways the dominator is a nice boat that anthony and frank know their stuff okay i have to got o work now but please use some commas and periods next time okay?
wasn't meant to be a dig at ya.
You're helping people save 10-20 dollars overall per can with less wait time. If you have friends with rifles that shot 5.45x39 and want to do a group buy let me know. I can always use some more milsurp.
when/if the remaining bft move on and if the yft don't move up the line then all we will be left with are yellows and dorado. fishing on the inner banks right now sucks. have to drive 80 miles to find scratchy (at times good) tuna fishing. that is what he was talking about.
So you're saying that you would not keep any fish on a fishing trip within two day range? We all wish that the kelps were holding bigger grade fish but that is not always the case, especially around the tuna grounds.
Had some rods and reels stolen out of my garage last night near El Cajon
-Accuplated (all gold) Penn 500 on Seeker Black Steel jig stick
-Okuma Titus Gold TG 20S filled with 65lb spectra/short 40lb topshot on Seeker American Series (orange blank) 30-80 lb; had "Brice's Rod" sharpied near upper...
buy 4 used senator 4/0s off of craigslist on whatever rods. spool up with straight 60lb. congratulations you now have 4 rigs to catch anything within range of your boat! outriggers aren't needed depending on the amount of white wash your boat throws out at trolling speed. if you can find clean...
what people don't realize is that freespool, while it is dependent on bearings and reel build, is also very dependent on momentum. A heavier spool will freespool longer all other variables held constant than a lighter spool.
A heavier spool is also harder to start rotating which will result in...
No, I will not consider Shimano's boots. Please don't suggest them :)
I have worn out my USA made XtraTufs. They lasted me close to four years of hard use.
My question to those with the China made boots is:
How often do you use them?
How are they holding up?
Any noticeable differences from...
It all depends on the amount of oxidation. Light oxidation can be taken off with many cleaner waxes ect. Heavy oxidation will require a heavy cut. Extreme oxidation needs a wet sand. If you use a cleaner wax on an oxidized surface all you will be doing is cutting a small layer of oxidation and...
Why don't you guys stop bashing the "elitist" IGFA and start your own West Coast Yellowfin Organization. Problem solved. The IGFA rules work for every other species for everyone else in the world, so why would they change it for a minority group of individuals with a very niche angling method...
ya know, there is a difference between main line and a leader, right?
he clearly stated, as does the igfa rulebook, the the main line (including backing) must test under 130lbs. That means no 130lb class momoi, izor ect. This also means no 130lb labeled backing. The leader breaking strength...
while this scenario works for 99% of the workforce, captain/crew are paid per trip. If you to work out hourly wages for the industry would be comical. We do it because we love it/are shoehorned in the industry
Sounds good man! I'm pretty sure I saw you at the East Cape Bisbee's. I was fishing on a friend's boat.
Ronny read your reply and said you aren't allowed on his boat anymore. ;)
A Melton LRS 65T 6'6" 30-80. I'm pretty sure they use calstar blanks.
Sounds good! It's...
We were walking bullets around the outer. Pepo is my good friend and also my fishing deckhand on the santana. Truly an awesome 3rd gen fisherman and great all around guy. See you down here next weekend. Come by and say hi! Slip S-3. Right in front of the Container/Marina office
Thanks guys. We really didn't think it was a 'good' one until after the second hour. Fork length was 77", girth was 68".
Some specifics on tackle for those who care:
Talica 25 spooled with 60lb Izorline, 80lb Yozuri leader, 4/0 Owner Super Mutu. The reel got pretty hot but I was definitely...
we missed quite a few big tuna bites in early/mid july on the mammals and killed a couple nice ones (and a lot of little ones). had some bad luck mid july with some nice tuna coming unbuttoned around the iman area, at least one a morning. the 28th and 29th was a pretty good show on the...
an option would be to start using 2 meters like an icom ic-v8000, de-neuter it and use either very high bands or very low bands. that's what we do down here to keep the seiners off the mammals. then again there is always 'that guy' :ashamed: that wants to be the hero and start yapping.
Congrats to my good friends Daniel, Perico, Chato and Chilango for their back to back broadbills. First one went 240 and was a very quick fight. The 340 was hooked on 30lb with a 100lb leader and went 2.5 hrs. Awesome!
finally someone with a clue:rofl:
owner/operators are a rare breed. expecially six pack operations. There are are few guys that make a decent living but I have seen MANY come and go. Back when fuel was cheaper I would assume it was possible to net some dough but one major mechanical problem and...
Keith- we boated a mako a few years ago with the same thing. Huge long line hook lodged in its liver. Had a blue come into the slick with it's lower jaw missing and still looked healthy. Mako wrapped up in long line sawing off it's pectoral and looked healthy. These sharks are bulletproof
Psh....somebody else is trying to slam him for his selfless attempt to rescue that poor BSB from the ocean
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I have a 52 Hatt with a wiped out tower. Past super duty rubbing compound/insulator wax/alumiguard. It have heard there is a chemical process you can use to reseal the Al after resurfacing it. Does anyone know where I would source the materials?
i highly recommend them. take the bus from santa fe depot (downtown san diego) to the tj airport for $15. Don't forget to get your mexican visa at the airport ($25 or $40, can't remember) sit at one of the bars and wait for your flight.
Whaling controversy aside, the captain of the bat-mobile got what he wanted.
"The former Earthrace boat - now known as the Ady Gil - was captained by Aucklander Pete Bethune and had four other New Zealanders and a Dutchman crewing it.
Mr Bethune said before his departure he would...
the law needs to be changed. if the angler is on shore and can produce a license, even if it means walking back to his truck with the officer to grab it, should be okay. OR, how abut a database similar to the DL process. DFG sends you a letter in the mail each year asking for your renewal...
Great report! Looks like it's heating up down there. Did you happen to see what the water temp was?
I'm sure you already know but billfish turn their stomachs inside out regularly when hooked. Nice Blue!
there should be a "star" shaped hole either in the middle or on the side of the top of the capstan. use your star key that you still have to unscrew it (haha yeah right) or jam crap in there until you can turn it. (3/8' or 1/2' drive extension with a couple flat head screw drivers works pretty good)
i haven only used the fraser's a couple of times vs the stabis 'a whole buncha times' so i can't comment on that. i can say hands down i like the fujinon's better though. maybe i just haven't used the FVs enough to get used to them. have you used both?
if you do end up looking at the fujinons, the thing to check for (read, the part that breaks) is the engagement ring actuated by the switch/knob on the side. if it is hard to actuate then it is on it's way out. there is a fix for this issue when it breaks, but it's expensive.
The 90 minute figure is not from me, it is from my marine biologist buddy. I don't really have any evidence to discredit his statement since all my fights (if memory serves me correctly) this year were under the 90 minute window. He said that the majority of the fish he has tagged after fighting...
I wouldn't really be opposed to a thresher card. also, some tips on catch and release
This year i caught and released the most threshers ever in my short career as a captain. Between me and my boss we released 27 (all healthy) threshers. Kept one 300+ lb male. One day it reminded me of marlin...
for the sand dabs--
head/fin/tail them on the water
chill them in a cooler for a while to let the meat firm up. Peel the skin off of them by putting your thumb in their stomach pouch and separate/push the skin off each side.
cooks up like trout.
The bigger ones (say over 300) are 100% territorial. We had a 600+ come into the slick last year while a little 80lber and a blue were swimming around. I have never seen sharks tail walk until then. A couple pups will come in here or there but almost all the big ones we have raised have been...
Over-sport-fishing my ass.
THE ONLY CONSTANT IS CHANGE. remember when the ALBACORE DIDN'T SHOW UP ON THE BANKS FOR +/- 10 YEARS??
Yellowtail are a pelagic species. They might show up at the islands, they might not; but i guarauntee they will be on kelps during the season.
Settle down, it's...
i think it's really funny to me when people name off the type/model of rod/reel/line/hook ect when they talk about fishing albacore, yellowtail, ect. i fish with what is in front of me. (except for tournaments)
so i guess i'm in grp 1
to expand on fishnfool's statement, some of the best...
there is no use arguing with this dummy jbarto. he can't even make up a coherent sentence, let alone make any sense in said sentence. If you ignore them maybe they'll go away? (or back to the trout fishing forumLOL)
Better chance of winning playing craps. There just aren't that many big fish down there. Comes down to who drags a skippy/jig over one at the right time.
I like the Los Cabos tournament. Bunch of different categories (big fish, release, tuna, wahoo, dorado). Much more fun IMO
That being said...
the sad thing is that the closures really aren't about sustaining the fishery. If they were concerned about that there are much better ways of approaching the situation. They just don't want us fishing.
depending on where you have the pictures hosted, all you need to do is click the edit post button on your original post and transfer that format onto other forums. It won't work if you have the images downloaded to that site, though(like you had). If you do that you would have to go back and...
hah. you posted an attachment link as your url for the [ img] [/ img]. right click the pics on the other forum and get the address to the picture, not the location on the board. that should fix them.
and alt+f4 just closes the browser window for people that don't want to get fooled.
The guys fishing big makos out here aren't trolling. Ever. Also, we don't blind fish for that exact reason (mis-match in gear/fish). It's pretty bitchen standing ten feet from a 900+ lb free swimming mako!
Hopefully this can help some of you guys out one day if needed. All our riders/chasers carry a copy of this now during Baja Rides/Trips.
There is also a word document for download at the bottom.
Heres the list of Baja Emergency Contact numbers.. how to dial them…etc...