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    Islands 5/28 Amigo SCI

    LA/OC overnight reports had been slow for a week or so. The weather forecast for Friday was looking better than the previous week so I figured this time of year with good weather the fishing had a good chance of improving. Boarded the Amigo Thursday night. Boat’s open party load is 18...
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    Islands Fishing SD 5/23

    First off I wanted to say thank you to everyone that post their fishing reports. There are some guys on here that do an exceptional job and I really appreciate all the information. My writing skills suck but I’ll try my best to return the favor from all the helpful members. Boarded the SD 5/23...
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    How to build a rod/grip for a wide frame reel

    Hi, I’m curious on if y’all build your grips/handles or reel seats differently to accommodate wider frames reels? I’ve got a fathom 30ld that just doesn’t feel balanced on my rods. Post pics if you got them please! Thanks, Mike
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    Anyone been fishing yellows on the SD this year?

    Looking forward to my trip on the San Diego next week. Has anyone been out fishing with them this year? I’m just looking for some tips or reports of what’s going on down there. Any specific yo yo jigs working better than others? Any tips on fishing spring time yellows at the Coronado’s would be...
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    What stickbaits are y’all using?

    Curious on what stickbaits y’all are using. Are you changing the hooks? What species are you targeting? What rods and reels are you using for the stickbaits?
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    Hard baits

    What hard baits are y’all using and species targeted? Brand, size, floating or sinking, colors, stock or replacement hooks? Also if you want to add the rod, reel and line used I’d love to hear all about it! Thanks, Mike
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    Tranx 300 uses?

    Hey all, I’m just wondering what y’all use your tranx 300 for? What rod do you have it paired up to and what size line you’re running? Thanks, Mike
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    Tranx 500pg WTS or Trade

    Hi, I’ve got a tranx 500pg loaded to the brim with 80lb maxquatro. It’s in great condition. I’ve only used it once. Willing to trade for a small Talica 2 speed. Price is $350. Pick up only in either Huntington Beach or Long Beach. Thanks Mike
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    Cousins 95j mag Jigstick

    I broke a buddy’s cousins 95j mag. I would like to replace it for him. If you have one to sell please let me know. Thanks Mike
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    9’ Bait Stick Suggestions

    Hey, I was wondering if anyone uses a 9’ bait stick for 40lb to get a little extra distance on their cast for these picky BFT bites? If so what rods do you use? I’m aware that fighting fish with longer rods isn’t the easiest task but sometimes you gotta do whatever it takes to get a bite. Last...
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    8’ jigstick wanted

    I’m looking for a beater panga jigstick. Something like a 6480h or just a solid 40-50lb rod. It just can’t be much longer than 8’ so it’ll fit in my rod tube. Thanks Mike
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    San Diego 3/4 reports?

    Has anyone been fishing the 3/4 day trips out of San Diego recently? Any tackle tips? Size of fish being caught? Thanks for any help.
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    Mako 20 with Yamaha 150 4 stroke

    She's a 1979 mako 20 powered by a 2004 Yamaha 150 four stroke. The engine has very little use with only about 225 hours. With a 44 gallon fuel tank her range is comfortably over 120 miles, more than enough to fish tuna in the past few years. It's equipped with a furuno Fathometer, 2 vhf radios...
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    Inexpensive boat stoarge wanted... anywhere in so cal

    As the title says I'm looking for cheap but secure storage. I'll be out of the country for the next 6 months+ so I'd like to move the boat and possibly a pickup truck out of the high rent district here in Huntington Beach. The overall length of the trailer to the prop is roughly 25'. The pickup...
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    Offshore Got them to bite

    Fished out of Oceanside on Friday. Got a scoop of mackerel and sardine mix (mackerel killed most of the sardines) from the receiver. My plans were to head towards to 289. Got to 33*00/118*00 area. Stopped to fish a paddy. Plenty of boats in the area. There was lots of life around, birds and...
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    Offshore Couldn't get them to bite

    I'm the new owner of a 20' mako purchased from a fellow BD'er. I couldn't have asked for a better guy to buy a boat from. Thank you so much Mike. The boat ran great both days I fished. So now on to the report... We fished the BFT grounds Thursday and Friday. We saw plenty of fish but couldn't...
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    Huntington Beach boat storage

    I'm hoping the sea trial will go well this weekend and I'll be a boat owner. I don't have room for a boat at my house, so does anyone have suggestions on boat storage in my area? Haven't measured the total length yet but would assume close to 25'. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks
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    9 rigs for a 5 day too many?

    I've got a 5 day leaving tomorrow with the following rigs ready to go: 15lb bait rod 20/25lb bait rod 30lb bait rod 40lb bait rod 50/60 bait rod 80lb bait/dropper loop 50lb yo yo 40lb jigs tick Bass rod All of the bait rods are full of spectra and will be fished with short flouro leaders, so I...
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    Looking for a custom Hobie Power Skiff by Anderson

    Anybody know of one of these for sale? I would like to keep the boat in my garage so height will be an issue. I've also seen a few radon 15s with similar houses that I'd be interested in.
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    Advice on a garage skiff

    Any advice on purchasing a skiff to be kept in my garage. I've got a 2 car garage with a vertical clearance of 84" and length of 19'. I'd like to keep the rig straight as possible so that I can get a car parked in there too. I've got about a 10k budget. I plan on using the boat for inshore...