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    Offshore Aztec Two Day

    I had been contemplating a trip to try and take down one of the 100Lb class bluefin in our backyard. Watched the counts last week, and then the Aztec puts up some numbers that are just absurd. Multiple fish in the 300LB class. I pulled the trigger and jumped on a two day. The trip filled up...
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    Offshore PQ 1.5

    Left Sunday night on a 1.5 day trip on the Pacific Queen. Boat was absolutely full with 34 anglers. Amazing that in October there are still plenty of folks traveling from FAR AWAY to try and land one of these wily Bluefin. There was a great mix of serious locals both male and female, and the...
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    3 spots open/Apollo Sportfishing

    Over night trip leaves Friday evening May 1 and returns Saturday evening May 2. The boat is the Apollo out of Seaforth. Target species is Rockfish/Yellows. Group of anglers from the IE, pretty laid back and always have fun, and catch fish with Jodie. Cost is $175 and there are three spots open...
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    Offshore Eclipse 1.5 /Troll till you find the ponies

    Just got back this morning from a 1.5 day trip on the Eclipse. With the fish counts having been down, there was a certain amount of WTF going on, but Captain Adam and Mark put together a plan that passed my common sense test. After leaving the dock we loaded the bait, which was a mix of...
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    Pacific Dawn/White Sea Bass

    I made the trip to Ventura to go out on the Pacific Dawn and take a chance on the White Sea Bass bite. A buddy came along to get a break from the work world, and we headed out to Santa Rosa Island on Sunday evening. We made a stop to pick up some squid and arrived at the island some time...
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    Mirage/San Miguel

    Decided to squeeze in a bottom fishing trip with the Big Rich group. Made the drive up to Ciscos landing and loaded the gear on the Mirage. Captain Joe would be taking us out for this adventure. The group consisted of the usual assortment of serious fish killers and a few novice anglers. The...
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    Offshore New Lo Ann Off shore Clinic---

    Late report on the New Lo An 1.5 day trip that left on Monday night. The trip went with a light load but there were some serious fish killers on board, as well as the previous owner. We got off to a good start and left the dock early, and headed to the bait receiver. Marcus made a move...
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    Mirage/Rosa/WSB

    The Big Rich crew had another excursion on the Mirage on Sunday. It was the usual assortment of seasoned fish killers along with a few newbies. The boat left the dock with 24 or so anglers and we headed to Santa Rosa Island. Around 3:15 or so the hum of the diesel engines changed, and I got...
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    Late Mirage Report

    Managed to pick a break in the weather and get out on the Mirage Friday evening to fish Saturday. The usual group with a few new faces, and first time salt water anglers. We got to the boat early (not the norm for me) secured some bunks, got the gear stowed, then headed out to get some quick...
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    Offshore New Lo-An 1 1/2

    Got back this morning at 10:00AM from fishing approximately 170 miles south on the New Lo Ann. Marcus and crew went over the top to get us on the right kind. The boat left at approximately 7:30PM on Wednesday, and we started trolling at daylight on Thursday morning. We scratched away at kelps...
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    Mirage/San Miguel Island 5/15/11

    I got up to Oxnard to fish on the Mirage with Captain Tucker and the Big Rich bottom fish crew on Sunday 5-15-11. We cleared the harbor around 10:30 PM or so Saturday night, heading out to San Miguel Island, in windy bumpy conditions. The ride out was bumpy early in the trip, but it did...
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    Adobe Flash Security Tip

    If you are concerned about online security, here is a tip. Adobe Flash stores a type of cookie that is not easily removed from your computer. If you use your browser to delete your browsing history and the cookies, it does not delete the personal information stored in the Global Security...
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    Mirage San Miguel-3-25-11

    I drove up to Oxnard with some of the die hard bottom fish crew. They typically do a number of charters on the Mirage out of Channel Islands Sportfishing. I had been watching the weather and thought that the trip would be cancelled, but we did get out. The wind was looking rather ominous when...
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    Offshore Dominator 1 1/2

    I got on board the Dominator for a 1 1/2 day trip on Friday night. It was a good decision. The crew had made the effort to get live squid during the week and we put it to good use. The yellows were not to be found, but everything else seemed to bite with reckless abandon. The ride down to...
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    Eclipse 2.5 Day Trip 6/29 through 7/2

    Trying to find a few more anglers to fish next week aboard the Eclipse. The trip departs Tuesday evening and returns Friday morning. The cost is $425 including meals. If anyone is interested you can check out the Eclipse web site at: Eclipse Sportfishing-San Diego,CA We will be hunting...
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    Mirage 3/21/10

    I drove up to fish the Mirage with one of my serious fish killing fishing partners. He does a few charters a year and always has a solid core group of fish killing warriors on board, along with the usual mixed bag of angling skills found on one day trips. It is always a pleasure to fish with...
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    Offshore Eclipse/Avet two day

    I got a chance to get out on an Avet sponsored trip on the Eclipse with a buddy from Phoenix. The timing of the trip was perfect as the yellowfin wanted to eat the corner of the boat. Avet raffled off an SX reel. There is a current promotion where the person who catches the biggest fish of...
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    Offshore Another 1010 yellowfin testimonial

    We left the bait receiver at about 2:00 AM Tuesday morning. We got the best bait that I have seen in a long time from the folks at EB. I don't think we had two baits die in the tiny bait tank we had onboard. We arrived near the 1010 at 5:30 and put the trollers out. It did not take long for...
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    Offshore Eclipse Two Day

    I got on board the Eclipse out of Seaforth Landing for a two day trip that left Tuesday Evening and returned Thursday. Captain Mark and Chris got everyone on board and gave us the customary safety talk and promptly pointed us to an area south east of the Dumping Grounds (a good 9 hour ride)...
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    DFG Not thinking Clear?

    At the Fred Hall Fishing Tackle Show, DFG is not selling fishing licenses. How is it that at the largest tackle show in the West, the one thing that you have to have is not available to purchase to fish in California waters. I have bought my license for years at the show (Except for one period...
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    Offshore Voyager 1 1/2 day trip

    I got out this weekend on a 1.5 day trip that fished in the area above Colonet on the Voyager out of Seaforth. Captain Jodie and the crew got us on some quality bottom fish, and the weather was great. We managed to fish the deeper stuff for most of the day and a assortment of quality...
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    Offshore Prowler Trip Sat 8/2/08

    I got a chance to fish on the Prowler this weekend. (Left Friday night/Fished Saturday) We fished down below the Hidden bank and managed to find a magical kelp that had the works. We probably made three passes at the paddy and each time it was an assortment of yellowtail, Dorado, Albacore and...
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    Alaska/Seward/

    Sorry for the late post, but I have been playing catch up for a few days, after being in Alaska for a week (6-12-07 through 6-19-07). I just returned from the Kenai Peninsula. I got a chance to fish out of Seward for two days aboard the Pursuit. The boat is one of two owned by Steve Zermia's...
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    San Quentin/Castros Camp 4-28 thru 5-1

    Fished San Quentin for two days. The fishing was the worst I have seen ever (25 years). The ocean was off color, and the fish had major lockjaw for both days we fished. There were very few fish caught Friday/Saturday/Sunday. We decided to visit Castro's Camp on Monday. We had a good time at...
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    Line Capacity/JX 2 speed/Pro EX 30 narrow

    Can someone give provide some reliable info on the line capacity of the JX 2speed? I am interested in putting 65Lb spectra with a relatively short top shot of 40Lb. The intent is to fish bottom fish in Baja. Also interested in capacity of the Pro EX 30 narrow. I am undecided on what LB...