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  1. thedonnguyen

    Phenix Axis HAX-720XH, Okuma PCH-C-761H - Price drop

    All in great shape, only taken on a couple of boat rides, just duplicates of existing set ups. Penn Fathom 25NLD2 2-spd has about 300 yards of Daiwa J-Braid 50# - $old Phenix Axis HAX-720XH - $200 Okuma PCH-C-761H - $old Located in Escondido, North County Inland San Diego
  2. thedonnguyen

    Calstar grafighter 700XH and UC predator

    just FYI, I had a hard time finding a predator locally. Had @Bob Sands ship me one
  3. thedonnguyen

    found it RUS 76 predator

    looking for a United Composites RUS 76 Predator...looking to pick up within the next couple of days. Thanks
  4. thedonnguyen

    reel for Okuma PCH-P 761H?

    profile says nicaragua
  5. thedonnguyen

    reel for Okuma PCH-P 761H?

    Ah ok. And what lb leader would you run? Sorry for all the questions. I’m new to popping
  6. thedonnguyen

    reel for Okuma PCH-P 761H?

    is capacity really an issue with these schoolies?
  7. thedonnguyen

    reel for Okuma PCH-P 761H?

    with the PCH heavy and 5500 and 50# braid, I should be good for 1-2oz poppers?
  8. thedonnguyen

    reel for Okuma PCH-P 761H?

    do you know what rod they have paired with the 5500?
  9. thedonnguyen

    reel for Okuma PCH-P 761H?

    Amazons listing of them is by manufacturer part number instead of by model number so it’s kind of annoying to search there
  10. thedonnguyen

    reel for Okuma PCH-P 761H?

    Do you think the slammer 5500 or 6500 would be a better pairing? And would you go 50 or 65# braid?
  11. thedonnguyen

    Wrapping handles on pliers

    I made em...plenty of tutorials on youtube
  12. thedonnguyen

    reel for Okuma PCH-P 761H?

    just looking to add some fun to the arsenal and looking to throw 1-2oz poppers on a full day boat. looking for some input on what reel to pair with a Okuma PCH-P 761H. I am currently looking at the Penn Spinfisher VI 6500, but am looking for suggestions or feedback regarding this combo. This...
  13. thedonnguyen

    Sold it all

    Price drop in the Raptor
  14. thedonnguyen

    Sold it all

    Not looking for any trades. Thanks
  15. thedonnguyen

    Sold it all

    Avet does come with an avet reel cover
  16. thedonnguyen

    Sold it all

    Morning bump
  17. thedonnguyen

    Sold it all

    SOLD
  18. thedonnguyen

    Salty Crew Ulua Sold

    shoot me a PM please
  19. thedonnguyen

    Salty Crew Ulua Sold

    sorry, just saw this bump
  20. thedonnguyen

    Salty Crew Ulua Sold

    Just FYI, shipping is gonna be over $100 if you wanna pay it.
  21. thedonnguyen

    Salty Crew Ulua Sold

    Please PM me when you know the dates
  22. thedonnguyen

    Salty Crew Ulua Sold

    we can meet up....when in october will you be coming down?
  23. thedonnguyen

    Salty Crew Ulua Sold

    not looking for trades
  24. thedonnguyen

    Salty Crew Ulua Sold

    It really is. I’m bummed but it just doesn’t fit my baby hands
  25. thedonnguyen

    Salty Crew Ulua Sold

    Replied to your Facebook message
  26. thedonnguyen

    Salty Crew Ulua Sold

    will ship if you wanna pay shipping costs o_O
  27. thedonnguyen

    Phenix PSW700XH

    i'm already meeting up with him...back off lol
  28. thedonnguyen

    Gonna just keep it

    Just gonna keep it at this point
  29. thedonnguyen

    Gonna just keep it

    reduced again to $210
  30. thedonnguyen

    Gonna just keep it

    no longer looking for trades...need to finish some projects around the house
  31. thedonnguyen

    Gonna just keep it

    you can pay via paypal F&F and i will drop off to your family, or they can pay cash
  32. thedonnguyen

    Gonna just keep it

    do not unfortunately unless someone wants to pick it up for you ;)
  33. thedonnguyen

    Gonna just keep it

    does have reel seat
  34. thedonnguyen

    Gonna just keep it

    Bump. Price drop to $225
  35. thedonnguyen

    Gonna just keep it

    says in the original post...looking for an 808mh or and 760h
  36. thedonnguyen

    Gonna just keep it

    price drop to $250
  37. thedonnguyen

    Gonna just keep it

    yeah, i need something along the lines of the 808mh more right now
  38. thedonnguyen

    Gonna just keep it

    i have a ulua 93h, PSW-909h and PSW-909xhj...this rod is kind of useless as of right now
  39. thedonnguyen

    Gonna just keep it

    Keeping it
  40. thedonnguyen

    OG Lexa 300

    would help if you left your number for people to text you Jesse
  41. thedonnguyen

    Trinidad 12A lightly used and Curado 300EJ

    Would you trade for a trap bass duck?
  42. thedonnguyen

    Lines Reels Rods and more

    check out these guys fishing for GT in your neighbors to your north...may give you some insight into what gear to use
  43. thedonnguyen

    All gone ..

    good guy to deal with
  44. thedonnguyen

    Multi use rod and reel question

    lexa 400 and phenix black diamond 809h
  45. thedonnguyen

    1 and only 1 Popper???

    I went out last week and threw the Shimano pop orca with no love. Another person was throwing a smaller Halco, 90 I think, and got a few. Couple weeks ago my friend was getting blown up on the Shimano popper. All depends on their mood.
  46. thedonnguyen

    eBay coupon 15% off everything- today only!

    played with the thought of a tac12ii or a tac16ii to put on my ulua 93h but didn't pull the trigger...just couldn't decide between the two
  47. thedonnguyen

    Shimano TranX 500HG handle bearing size

    bought a tranx 500hg used, everything works well except i've got crunchy handle bearings...looking to upgrade them but could not find what size they are. Any help would be appreciated.
  48. thedonnguyen

    GG90J

    message sent
  49. thedonnguyen

    GG90J

    message sent
  50. thedonnguyen

    Which 93h is this?

    I actually picked up a factory wrapped salty crew 93h with the maroon blank. Wasn’t clear. It’s got cork tape on it
  51. thedonnguyen

    Reels that fit ulua 93h?

    Thank you sir. This is the info I was looking for. Guess it’s time to just pick a reel
  52. thedonnguyen

    Reels that fit ulua 93h?

    no reel seat on mine lol
  53. thedonnguyen

    Reels that fit ulua 93h?

    looking at the trq 25, fathom 25n and trinidad 20a. Can anyone tell me if any of these will fit without the need for an additional reel clamp or other modification?
  54. thedonnguyen

    Which 93h is this?

    Would I need a clamp kit? Ended up picking up a newer maroon blank 93h
  55. thedonnguyen

    Which 93h is this?

    yup
  56. thedonnguyen

    Which 93h is this?

    trinidad 20a....most likely going to try to find a newer model or maybe look at UC rods
  57. thedonnguyen

    Which 93h is this?

    how thick are we talking?
  58. thedonnguyen

    Which 93h is this?

    can anyone tell me which ulua blank this is based on the picture? thinner lighter? thicker fat but?
  59. thedonnguyen

    Looking for a Tranx/Lexa/Torium

    that seller carries lexas and their store is included in the 20% off
  60. thedonnguyen

    Wrapping handles on pliers

    it's 98% dead
  61. thedonnguyen

    Wrapping handles on pliers

    yessir
  62. thedonnguyen

    Rod / Reel recommendation for Southern California Costal / Island Fishing

    turners californian rods are on sale right now...built on phenix blanks and definitely a good bang for your buck
  63. thedonnguyen

    Tuna Spikes - Ike Jime

    do you have any blanks available?
  64. thedonnguyen

    jijijij

    He’s in San Diego. Rancho Bernardo to be exact
  65. thedonnguyen

    Tackle ho's check in

    got back into saltwater fishing this year after taking a 5 yr hiatus due to nursing school and being too broke to jump on the cattle boats. Made quite a few purchases this year. Phenix Black Diamond 909H Phenix Black Diamond 869H Phenix Axis HAX720H Okuma PCH 761H Avet MXJ Raptor Penn Fathom...
  66. thedonnguyen

    Wrapping handles on pliers

    Just finished these. Varnish is drying right now
  67. thedonnguyen

    plano weekend 3700?

    would the side pocket fit a 1/4 pound spool of line?
  68. thedonnguyen

    Calico: Release or Keep?

    I release them all. Had a captain get mad at me for releasing them but I kept throwing em back anyways
  69. thedonnguyen

    plano weekend 3700?

    anyone have experience with this bag? looking for a new bag for full day boats and was wondering how they are.
  70. thedonnguyen

    eBay 15% off everything

    having another 15% off everything sale with code "PREGAME15" https://pages.ebay.com/promo/2018/0828/67245.html?_trkparms=%26clkid%3D6348193894076109500
  71. thedonnguyen

    Wrapping handles on pliers

    do you have details on the paracord wrap? how'd you finish it? looks super clean
  72. thedonnguyen

    2 Rings on Surface Iron

    Which size are you using?
  73. thedonnguyen

    2 Rings on Surface Iron

    How are you guys tying the jig to the perfection loop?
  74. thedonnguyen

    Coltsniper single hooks replacement

    Just wondering what size split rings and inline hooks you are using for the 60, 80 and 100 gram coltsnipers. Thanks
  75. thedonnguyen

    Ebay 15% Everything with “PRONTO15”

    make sure you buy everything you want, as it's only good for 1 transaction :(
  76. thedonnguyen

    Fishing with a pregnant wife...

    so i guess i shouldn't go when she's 38 weeks lol
  77. thedonnguyen

    jijijij

    Pleasure doing business with you
  78. thedonnguyen

    jijijij

    where in socal are you?
  79. thedonnguyen

    Fishing with a pregnant wife...

    No one to said to give up fishing.
  80. thedonnguyen

    Fishing with a pregnant wife...

    Hahaha don’t think passengers on a cattle boat would like that too much
  81. thedonnguyen

    Mxl raptor for iron

    Why not just get a tranx or Lexa?
  82. thedonnguyen

    Fishing with a pregnant wife...

    I’ve talked to my wife about it. Curious about others is all
  83. thedonnguyen

    Fishing with a pregnant wife...

    good point...guess even full day trips to the islands are off the books due to distance and cell reception
  84. thedonnguyen

    Fishing with a pregnant wife...

    how long did you guys fish while your wives were pregnant? More specifically, how late into the pregnancy were you guys going into mexican waters or offshore where you didn't have cell service?
  85. thedonnguyen

    WTB: Okuma Citrix Travel rod 7-11 H or XH

    with all the love i've been seeing for these rods, i guess i should fish mine more
  86. thedonnguyen

    Avet MXJ Raptor Power Knob?

    anyone have a lead on an eva foam power knob for an MXJ raptor? I've seen a few on ebay and stuff but figured i'd check here to see if anyone knew of a direct replacement. Thanks fellas
  87. thedonnguyen

    Daiwa Lexa 400 HD 7.1

    Up. PM’s replied
  88. thedonnguyen

    Daiwa Lexa 400 HD 7.1

    No thanks. PMs replied
  89. thedonnguyen

    Daiwa Lexa 400 HD 7.1

    I’m in Encinitas right now for work. Live in Esco
  90. thedonnguyen

    New Shimano Calcutta Conquest 400 jdm

    I’ve got a 300 and 400. These things are butter
  91. thedonnguyen

    Daiwa Lexa 400 HD 7.1

    Pics posts for you
  92. thedonnguyen

    Daiwa Lexa 400 HD 7.1

    Have a like new Lexa 400HD in 7.1 gear ratio. Used it twice, 1 fish. Decided it was too small for my set up and am getting a different reel. Looking for $200 shipped or $190 local pick up
  93. thedonnguyen

    rod for penn fathom 25n

    check out the Okuma PCH rods if you wanna go under $200
  94. thedonnguyen

    Recommendations for a 4 pack charter SD/OC

    Ryan Block of Savvy Sportfishing https://savvysportfishing.com/
  95. thedonnguyen

    Diawa Lexa 400hd

    messaged both of you
  96. thedonnguyen

    Rod for yellowtail

    https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/phenix-809xhj.695016/
  97. thedonnguyen

    Heavy Mono Leaders for Baits -- Leave or Retie?

    if you ever have an doubt about your leader or knot or anything, retie, recheck, and then recheck again....don't wanna lose a good fish cause you were too lazy
  98. thedonnguyen

    Avet SX & Accurate Rod $135

    that's a frickin steal
  99. thedonnguyen

    Avet MXL & Seeker 9’ jig stick

    I think $3500 is a little steep but to each their own
  100. thedonnguyen

    Avet raptor MXJ or MXL wanted

    Also considering MXL raptors
  101. thedonnguyen

    Quote of the Day...This pretty much somes it up.

    Heard a 6 yr old say this after asking if he wanted to keep a fish. “Of course, don’t be a tree hugger”
  102. thedonnguyen

    Owner Mutu Circle vs Mustad Offest Demon Circle Hooks

    over heard someone working at a tackle shop say that the owner circles are bigger than the mustad circles...any truth to this? didn't have a chance to compare for myself because they had all the hooks behind the counter. Any preference for local full day?
  103. thedonnguyen

    Avet raptor MXJ or MXL wanted

    up....anything in san diego?
  104. thedonnguyen

    Avet raptor MXJ or MXL wanted

    Send pics to 8586026568 please
  105. thedonnguyen

    Avet raptor MXJ or MXL wanted

    looking for an mxj raptor. Lemme know what you have. Thanks
  106. thedonnguyen

    Calstar 90J, Axis 909HJ

    Sorry, misread your post
  107. thedonnguyen

    limits of the black diamond 909h

    awesome thanks...been reading on a here a lot and see a lot more people throwing the tady 45 on a 909xhj and not the 909h so was just curious to see what the rod is really capable of
  108. thedonnguyen

    limits of the black diamond 909h

    none specifically....just curious to be honest just in case i run across something that weight that interests me
  109. thedonnguyen

    limits of the black diamond 909h

    Yes surface irons.
  110. thedonnguyen

    limits of the black diamond 909h

    Looking more at irons a little heavier than the tady 45. Maybe up to 5 or 6 oz
  111. thedonnguyen

    limits of the black diamond 909h

    Awesome. Thanks for the input.
  112. thedonnguyen

    Power pro braid - Sold

    ive got a brand new spool of power pro moss green braided line I’ve got no use for. It’s 300 yards of 80#. Asking $27
  113. thedonnguyen

    limits of the black diamond 909h

    hey all, pretty new to throwing irons and saltwater fishing in general. Grabbed a 909h from a friend for a real good price and have been doing decent with it throwing tady 45s. My question is, what's the limit of this rod as far as lure weight? I come from throwing big swimbaits for bass, where...
  114. thedonnguyen

    Saltwater Reels - All Kinds- Added

    if i didn't have a baby on the way, i'd pick up that trini 16 in a second
  115. thedonnguyen

    WHICH SPLIT RING PLIERS?

    Check out Texas tackle split rings
  116. thedonnguyen

    Gray Lexa 400 parts compatibility?

    perfect thanks...looking for that durability
  117. thedonnguyen

    Gray Lexa 400 parts compatibility?

    anyone know if i could throw a drive gear and a pinion gear from a lexa 400 HD into the older gray lexa 400? knowing the brass gears will wear out eventually, i'd prefer to do it before any fish are lost
  118. thedonnguyen

    Knot Pullers for Spectra and Hooks - $20 - $30 (Models A and C Available)

    any chance you have a set of model A with red end caps?
  119. thedonnguyen

    FG KNOT HELP TO GET CORRECT - Super Glue?

    here's another video
  120. thedonnguyen

    Fishing Tackle Mods, Tips and Tricks

    i use these line clips so i don't have to line all my rods at the beginning of the day... https://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Rapid_Fishing_Solutions_Line_Clips/descpage-RAPIDLIN.html
  121. thedonnguyen

    Daiwa Lexa-HD 400XSL-P and Phenix 809HXF combo

    ugh, i'd snatch this up if i didn't just buy a rod
  122. thedonnguyen

    bait rod help

    Thanks for the input guys. Ended up picking up a Okuna PCH 7’6” H on amazon and it should be here Monday.
  123. thedonnguyen

    bait rod help

    Been scouring the classifieds without much luck
  124. thedonnguyen

    bait rod help

    Would love to but slightly out of my price range :(
  125. thedonnguyen

    bait rod help

    Not enough leverage
  126. thedonnguyen

    Seeker G6480H-8’ CT or similar

    Honestly, I’m trying to stay somewhat buddy since my season is coming to a close soon with a kid coming mid August
  127. thedonnguyen

    bait rod help

    9 ft for a live bait rod? No thanks
  128. thedonnguyen

    Good fishing rod wrapper in Temecula/Murietta area

    Anthony as Last Chance Bait and Tackle in Hemet does amazing work too
  129. thedonnguyen

    bait rod help

    looking for a versatile live bait rod that i can fish up to 40#...would like to stay on a reasonable budget as my season is almost over due to a kid coming mid august. thanks in advance
  130. thedonnguyen

    Seeker G6480H-8’ CT or similar

    Would also consider similar rods. Will be using this as a 30-40# live bait rod. Thanks
  131. thedonnguyen

    Seeker G6480H-8’ CT or similar

    Like title says, looking for a Seeker G6480H-8’ CT. Lemme know what you’ve got
  132. thedonnguyen

    FG KNOT HELP TO GET CORRECT - Super Glue?

    Here's another video about the rizutto finish jump to about 530
  133. thedonnguyen

    Lexa 400 Tiburon Clamp

    They’re available on eBay for $50
  134. thedonnguyen

    Line Recommendation for Lexa 400

    no issues for me...i'm using a 3' or less 40# leader. as long as your braid to leader connection and leader to surface iron connections are strong, you shouldn't have any issues...even yanked some yellows from some sea dogs
  135. thedonnguyen

    Swimbaits for sale

    Hudd ROF 5 and meathead sold!
  136. thedonnguyen

    Line Recommendation for Lexa 400

    i got about 300 yards of daiwa j-braid 50# on both my lexa 400s
  137. thedonnguyen

    Swimbaits for sale

    would do $125 for the soft baits
  138. thedonnguyen

    Swimbaits for sale

    10" hudd ROF 5 Gilbert Rigged - $65 10" hudd ROF 12 Gilbert Rigged - $65 Rago 7" weedless in white rigged with owner beast hooks - $30 Mattlures Meathead in Bass shallow diving - $85 DRT Joker with Rattles - $75
  139. thedonnguyen

    Penn Fathom 25 or 30?

    most likely 40, so i guess i'll go with the 30
  140. thedonnguyen

    Penn Fathom 25 or 30?

    just picked up a Phenix axis 720xh, would you pair it with a Penn Fathom 25NLD2 or 30NLD2?
  141. thedonnguyen

    Found what I was looking for

    Got what I was looking for. Thanks
  142. thedonnguyen

    Found what I was looking for

    like title says, i'm looking for either a Phenix PSW-700XH or PSW-760XH. Thanks guys
  143. thedonnguyen

    Avet SX blue SOLD

    going through some old stuff and found this at the bottom of a box. So I obviously don’t use it. I remember using it on 2-3 trips and then was probably too broke from school. Includes everything it originally came with, even the little CD and lube. Asking $150 shipped or $140 local pick up OBO
  144. thedonnguyen

    where to get Daiwa parts?

    don't lie wes...you bought that from a little kid on shore
  145. thedonnguyen

    DIAWA LEXA 100

    Where are you located?
  146. thedonnguyen

    where to get Daiwa parts?

    How can I long arm a fish when I have these short asian arms?
  147. thedonnguyen

    where to get Daiwa parts?

    will he be able to order it if Daiwa doesn't even have it in stock?
  148. thedonnguyen

    where to get Daiwa parts?

    need to order a part for my lexa but daiwa doesn't have the part in stock...won't have it in until december. They recommended trying a parts distributor but I can't seem to find any that have the part listed. Specifically looking for a gear shaft collar, part number 150-2180 Thanks in advance
  149. thedonnguyen

    My 3 year old is at it again.

    Awesome. Nice catch too
  150. thedonnguyen

    Rod action...reaction?

    Here's an explanation I got from another board ""Reaction" type rods are typically designed for exposed hook baits such as crank baits, spinnerbaits, and jerkbaits. They have softer tips that absorb the shock from a fish that's in "chase mode". It's also more forgiving when fighting a fish so...
  151. thedonnguyen

    Rod action...reaction?

    The better question is, are you? I asked a simple question...your douchebaggery isn't required here Back on topic, I've only seen that they have whippier/parabolic tips but aside from that, I could find too much
  152. thedonnguyen

    Rod action...reaction?

    What does it mean when a rods action is reaction? Can't find anything online...thanks guys
  153. thedonnguyen

    Lake Hodges 8/7/13

    Thanks guys. Can't wait to go back and get some more
  154. thedonnguyen

    Lake Hodges 8/7/13

    Yeah, that's the skip gap ewg
  155. thedonnguyen

    Lake Hodges 8/7/13

    Or are you talking about the weird bend in it? It's a skip gap ewg gamagatsu hook. Prevents soft baits from slipping. I like em
  156. thedonnguyen

    Lake Hodges 8/7/13

    Weird shadow in the background. I was wearing flip flops, Didn't know how bad the brush was past where I was plus there was a lot of boat action, so I hung out in that first section
  157. thedonnguyen

    Lake Hodges 8/7/13

    Hit up lake hodges today and went in kinda blind, as in, I didn't even know where to park my car. After walking the shore for a few minutes, I picked a spot and started throwing senkos. After about 30 minutes, hit my first largemouth bass of the morning and then an hour later picked up my...
  158. thedonnguyen

    Spots in LA and OC for bass?

    here are the bass from laguna niguel lake no luck today in the LA lakes...water seems to warm and nasty looking
  159. thedonnguyen

    Spots in LA and OC for bass?

    Got some at Laguna niguel lake. Thanks guys. LA tomorrow. Hope it's good
  160. thedonnguyen

    Spots in LA and OC for bass?

    Anything closer to Costa Mesa?
  161. thedonnguyen

    Spots in LA and OC for bass?

    Anyone know of some good spots for largemouth bass in LA and OC? I'll be up there for a couple days next week while the lady is doing some training for work. All the info I can find are for lakes stocked with catfish. Thanks in advance
  162. thedonnguyen

    Makaira Rods

    Been looking at these rods too. Im looking to throw light irons with an mxj with a 25 lb top shot. Feedback would be great. It's between this and the penn bluewater carnage
  163. thedonnguyen

    What to look for in a rod to throw irons?

    bump...looking for rod characteristics so i know what to look for WhyMe - went to my local turners and they didn't have that rod in stock
  164. thedonnguyen

    What to look for in a rod to throw irons?

    What kind of action do they have? I've seen a few rods that looked good but were too whippy
  165. thedonnguyen

    What to look for in a rod to throw irons?

    Looking at getting a rod to use for throwing irons...anyone have suggestions as to what I should look for?
  166. thedonnguyen

    Where has the etiquette gone?

    And doesn't even bring breakfast burritos
  167. thedonnguyen

    Where has the etiquette gone?

    I was very tempted to throw a treble hook and an 8 oz weight at em to try to snag their gear
  168. thedonnguyen

    Where has the etiquette gone?

    Haha I don't wanna get arrested for manslaughter but maybe water balloons will make them get it saddest part about today was that they kept a bunch of short bass
  169. thedonnguyen

    Where has the etiquette gone?

    Worst part was that the main culprit in the kayak was at least in his 60s :( and he looked straight at my buddy and I at least a dozen times
  170. thedonnguyen

    Where has the etiquette gone?

    Over the past week, I've been intruded on by others fishing and it always shocks me. Is it just plain newbiness or is it just flat out rudeness? Fishing tamarack lagoon last week, I was working a spot and not once, but twice people just came up and fished within feet of me. There are hundreds...
  171. thedonnguyen

    Need 2 for Coronado's Monday 20th

    Pm sent - - - Updated - - - Pm sent. Hopefully it'll work
  172. thedonnguyen

    Avet MXJ and Okuma Cedros Inshore?

    has anyone used this combo? what did you think about it and which would you suggest? 7'0" MH or 7'6" M? Gonna be fishing 1/2 and 3/4 day charters out of Point Loma mostly Thanks in advice
  173. thedonnguyen

    pier fishing

    +1...i don't know how many times i've seen undersized fish gaffed and thrown into a bag without being measured....
  174. thedonnguyen

    PURPLE AVET SX IN BOX

    purple is the shit...i'd buy it if i had the money
  175. thedonnguyen

    Tamarack lagoon advice

    i've tried the beach side by the bridge and off the path on the other side between the two bridges
  176. thedonnguyen

    Penn Squidder 146

    thanks, but i'm just looking for a plain jane squidder
  177. thedonnguyen

    Penn Squidder 146

    looking for a Penn Squidder 146 in good mechanical and cosmetic condition. let me know if you have one you're looking to sell
  178. thedonnguyen

    SEASONS *BIG REDS PART 2* REPORT 10/22

    looks like some good fishing. good job
  179. thedonnguyen

    Tamarack lagoon advice

    Been a few times now, and haven't caught a damn thing, except bait. I've tried gulp shrimp, big hammer swim baits, smelt, smothering plastics with uni-butter and nothing has worked. Anybody care to share some advice or go out with me and show me what the hell I'm doing wrong?
  180. thedonnguyen

    What's this....

    that's like when i went out on a boat...paid 95 for license and everything, got on the boat and was charged another 5 bucks for gas...why not just charge me 100 at the window?
  181. thedonnguyen

    Mahi Molokai 10-10

    Nice catch. Hope to fish in Hawaii on my next visit
  182. thedonnguyen

    Clarification on BF rules

    I apologize for all the mainland kooks giving these lo lo answers. Thanks for making us Cali boys look stupid. Good luck ever fishin Hawaii with that attitude.
  183. thedonnguyen

    Red Tide in Oceanside

    thanks for the report...i gotta get a sample for my microbiology teacher
  184. thedonnguyen

    is it worth it?

    Thanks for the comments guys...I was leaning both ways by figured in the end it wasn't worth spending 70 bucks to upgrade a $25 reel
  185. thedonnguyen

    is it worth it?

    to upgrade a Penn Surfmaster frame with a Tiburon topless frame? thoughts?
  186. thedonnguyen

    penn 506 with silver tiburon frame

    ah...looking for something to run 15-20
  187. thedonnguyen

    penn 506 with silver tiburon frame

    What line weight do you run on this?
  188. thedonnguyen

    Mobile DFG APP

    this map is weird and inaccurate...says tamarack lagoon is off limits
  189. thedonnguyen

    glow stick deal

    woot.com
  190. thedonnguyen

    20# reels - just a list

    Would the Avet MX series not belong in here too?
  191. thedonnguyen

    New computer suggestions?

    Building your own windows computer is always the best option...I switched to Apple so I have no idea what's out there anymore on the windows side of things
  192. thedonnguyen

    iPhone fish identification app

    Anyone know of any good ones for CA? I'm new to fishing and it'd help me a lot
  193. thedonnguyen

    iPhone 4S - Which service?

    Verizon...can you hear me now?
  194. thedonnguyen

    Boat Ho List

    Name: Don Boat: None - I'm a HO! Days Available: Friday - Sunday References: none Experience: newbie and willing to learn if you'll teach Drink/Smoke: dont really drink and can refrain from smoking if needed. Contact info: PM me for phone number, email is fine.
  195. thedonnguyen

    Oceanside still red???

    yup....was pretty red last night...looks cool though when you're bringing up a fish at night and it's glowing through the water
  196. thedonnguyen

    need more people to fish with

    not many of my friends fish and those that do have crazy schedule, so i'm looking for more people to fish with i dont have a boat, but i'm willing to go on your boat with you :p located in north county san diego PS - i know this sounds like a craigslist ad...
  197. thedonnguyen

    DFG To Enforce "NO-Take Zones" Jan 1, 2012

    is there a map of the proposed no-take zones?
  198. thedonnguyen

    Win $200 worth of Okuma Products - Contest ends Oct 6th, 2011

    done...get me some rods
  199. thedonnguyen

    Spiders...

    I've seen quite a few of those in the past, but not really since I've moved
  200. thedonnguyen

    RIP Eddie Solomon

    left behind a 2 yr old son and a wife also :(
  201. thedonnguyen

    482.5 lbs and 95 inches

    that thing is insane!!! I can't even imagine filleting that thing
  202. thedonnguyen

    RIP Eddie Solomon

    my buddy passed away on Friday September 16, 2011 of cancer. last Saturday, the 24th, we had a paddle out memorial for him at Salt Creek in Dana Point and I grabbed some pics...
  203. thedonnguyen

    1213 lbs Blue Marlin in Cabo

    shout out to my boy Chat-o who was on that crew...
  204. thedonnguyen

    Name(s) of some reputable tackle stores

    Angler's Tackle in oceanside...nice guys
  205. thedonnguyen

    BYCATCH

    looks like a great day of fishing....i'm jealous
  206. thedonnguyen

    Long Beach Harbor & BreaK Wall 9/23

    good stuff Dan...would love to go out on a charter with you, but unfortunately, i dont have a job, thus no money :(
  207. thedonnguyen

    rod suggestions

    Ugh....now I wanna line my reel with braid. Gf isn't gonna be happy
  208. thedonnguyen

    rod suggestions

    Cool, I'll go check it out later today
  209. thedonnguyen

    rod suggestions

    i wonder if that line is too thin for a penn 500...
  210. thedonnguyen

    rod suggestions

    what kinda line are you running?
  211. thedonnguyen

    rod suggestions

    i was lookin at the Okuma Sarasota at a local shop, but wanted to do a little research before i pulled the trigger and figured i'd ask for some other suggestion while i was at it
  212. thedonnguyen

    rod suggestions

    already have a jigmaster that's spooled with 30#...i've got a ugly stick tiger but i just don't like the feel of it....doesn't feel right in my hands....yes...my stick doesn't feel right in my hands...lol
  213. thedonnguyen

    rod suggestions

    those are a little out of my price range
  214. thedonnguyen

    rod suggestions

    Using 20-30# line and mostly using live bait
  215. thedonnguyen

    rod suggestions

    looking to get a new rod, mostly bottom fishing for bass, maybe lookin to hook up some sheep's head or butt...also looking to spend under 150 and was looking for suggestions...thanks guys
  216. thedonnguyen

    Twisty, swirly, lacey, Super seekers

    gorgeous rods...great job!
  217. thedonnguyen

    Bodyboarders vs Surfers

    interested to see how this turns out and who exactly will be competing... http://www.surfertoday.com/bodyboarding/6138-surfers-versus-bodyboarders-challenge-excites-south-africa
  218. thedonnguyen

    Oceanside to 209 to San O

    anyone know of a site that i can check the water conditions?
  219. thedonnguyen

    Diving off a partyboat!

    the floaty isn't a bad idea...amazon has some cool ones
  220. thedonnguyen

    Lagoon in North County

    It's hard to tell from the picture. For all we know, he could be 8 ft tall....
  221. thedonnguyen

    bodyboarding action in La Jolla

    yeah...all dropknee...Chris Won Ton Taloa has been putting together all dk expression sessions so all da boys can get together and rip it
  222. thedonnguyen

    Diving off a partyboat!

    I don't even take my phone out anymore when i'm close to the edge of any boat
  223. thedonnguyen

    bodyboarding action in La Jolla

    the fog made shooting rough, but i got some decent shots...thanks for looking more shots here http://www.ndnguyen.com/?p=2451
  224. thedonnguyen

    Da Wedge:

    just don't hook Barba
  225. thedonnguyen

    Lagoon in North County

    lol...there aren't too many lagoon's in north county....
  226. thedonnguyen

    Diving off a partyboat!

    a couple months ago, i was fishing a lake with my buddy and pulled out my phone to answer it. at that same moment, my buddy went to cast his bait and the boat shook...next thing i knew, my phone was flying through the air and i saw it happening in slow motion...before i could react, it hit the...
  227. thedonnguyen

    san diego bay

    I took a pic of someone's boat, but didnt see em bringing anything up
  228. thedonnguyen

    California Fishing License Unbelievable

    the only complaint about the license that bothers me is that it's only good for the calendar year rather than a year from when it was purchased.
  229. thedonnguyen

    Penn 168-60 Wrench

    i dont have that option
  230. thedonnguyen

    La Jolla 9/04... success again!

    awesome catch! if you ever want a fishing buddy to go with you, lemme know..haha
  231. thedonnguyen

    san diego bay

    had the opposite yesterday in oceanside. probably a 6 to 1 ratio at least
  232. thedonnguyen

    Penn 168-60 Wrench

    i live in an apartment with limited space, getting and having to sort through all my tools would be too big of a mess and my gf would murder me
  233. thedonnguyen

    Penn 168-60 Wrench

    please close this thread, i purchased one online
  234. thedonnguyen

    san diego bay

    That's a bummer. Saw a few boats in la jolla today...wonder how they did
  235. thedonnguyen

    Dont know how it will effect harbor fishing, buuuut

    Too much swell in the water right now. Should clear in a few days
  236. thedonnguyen

    Kencor 820

    anyone happen to have a schematic or pictures of this reel taken apart? Had to take mine apart because the gear sleeve froze and I'm not sure how the dog spring is supposed to be installed on this particular reel Cheers
  237. thedonnguyen

    live billibong pro tahiti on now !sun am

    off day session looked insane...i'd be scared and poop my pants just sitting in the channel http://www.grindtv.com/surf/blog/29902/in+massive+tahitian+waves+the+most+incredible+day+of+surfing+ever/
  238. thedonnguyen

    Oceanside fishing....

    good info here...i was wondering the same stuff
  239. thedonnguyen

    Penn 168-60 Wrench

    bah...wish i could get this stuff on Amazon...the shipping a lot of these sites is pretty bad
  240. thedonnguyen

    Penn 168-60 Wrench

    just seeing if anyone has a spare one they wanna get rid of since the used reel i picked up didn't come with one. Cheers
  241. thedonnguyen

    ~~For what it's worth a twilight trip proves to be a jackpot! 8/24/11~~

    Sounds like an awesome trip with great company. Couldn't ask for anything more
  242. thedonnguyen

    Great White Pier Fisherman

    not rare at all...they're all over the place down here in san diego, but ignorance is bliss
  243. thedonnguyen

    Corrosion X vs. Penn synthetic reel oil

    i was just gonna do a rebuild via Alan Tani's instructions and was wondering about different oils
  244. thedonnguyen

    Corrosion X vs. Penn synthetic reel oil

    i'm looking to use it on a jigmaster 500 if that makes any difference
  245. thedonnguyen

    Corrosion X vs. Penn synthetic reel oil

    which do you guys prefer? I've read a ton about Corrosion X on here but haven't found much about the Penn oil.... thanks guys
  246. thedonnguyen

    Oside Flattie Report 8/19

    beautiful catch man
  247. thedonnguyen

    ear plugs...help!

    any surf shop should carry ear plugs...worth using especially if you wanna avoid surfers ear and getting your ears drilled... I just found out i'm starting to get surfers ear and have been advised to wear ear plugs to keep it from getting worse
  248. thedonnguyen

    Oh No I think someone thought this was a Mako! Its a Great White to me HB PIER

    saw a couple guys pull 3 or 4 small threshers off the Oceanside pier too...was pretty sad to see, especially when the biggest of em was maybe 3 ft
  249. thedonnguyen

    8/23 La Jolla

    nice catch!
  250. thedonnguyen

    EAT ME LURES - CAPTION CONTEST

    here's mine.. "who doesn't wanna taste these?"
  251. thedonnguyen

    Anyone make bait around Oceanside?

    from what i'm hearing, its been really slow off the pier itself, so you may have better luck outside the mouth of the harbor
  252. thedonnguyen

    side plates for Penn 500

    thanks, the 500 i got already has a Tiburon frame, so i was just wondering...where in San Diego are you located?
  253. thedonnguyen

    side plates for Penn 500

    i'm looking more for the left side plate, which i can't find a part number for
  254. thedonnguyen

    side plates for Penn 500

    i've been reading about accuplates, but can't seem to find anywhere to get em....seem that they're no longer made....is that true? And how do they fit with Tiburon frames?
  255. thedonnguyen

    side plates for Penn 500

    just the side plates...my internals are fine
  256. thedonnguyen

    penn 500 jigmaster rebuild

    if anyone is looking for the stainless steel gear sleeve, they can be found here http://store.scottsbt.com/98-505AT-Sleeve-Gear-Sleeve-comes-wpin-FINE-Tooth-Stainless-Optional-P21723.aspx#
  257. thedonnguyen

    side plates for Penn 500

    anyone know where i can get some new side plates for a Penn jigmaster 500? the used one i picked up has pretty beat up side plates and I'd like to replace em if possible
  258. thedonnguyen

    side plates for Penn 500

  259. thedonnguyen

    new to fishing and need reel suggestions

    picked up an upgraded penn 500 and a Kencor 820 that the guy didn't know much about, but it felt great in my hand and had good free spool, so i took it
  260. thedonnguyen

    new to fishing and need reel suggestions

    do you happen to have a link to that thread?
  261. thedonnguyen

    new to fishing and need reel suggestions

    i've got a decent pole (old abu garcia custom deluxe 7'0" 20-50 lbs) and am really just looking to upgrade from this old and not well maintained reel, but i'll be on the look out on craigslist
  262. thedonnguyen

    new to fishing and need reel suggestions

    thanks! thanks clears up quite a bit :)
  263. thedonnguyen

    new to fishing and need reel suggestions

    between the Penn 209m and the jigmaster, which would you guys recommend more?
  264. thedonnguyen

    new to fishing and need reel suggestions

    cheers..thanks for the advice guys...probably gonna go pick one up right now
  265. thedonnguyen

    new to fishing and need reel suggestions

    thanks...i'd just like to switch from spinning to conventional and looking for any insight, such as brands to stay away from and such
  266. thedonnguyen

    new to fishing and need reel suggestions

    Hey guys, I'm new to the board and pretty new to fishing...just recently got into it and am having tons of fun with the gear i have now. Went on a 3/4 day yesterday and used my first conventional reel and I dig em. The rig i have right now is old and pretty worn out, as I inherited them from my...