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  1. Almud

    SPJ rod recommendation - Daiwa Harrier or Okuma Hawaiian

    Check out Black Hole. Many videos on the Icy Bay, AK posts. I like their Cape Cod Special SPJ rod best and own a couple. Used the Charter Special which is lower cost and landed 140# halibut and many big lingcod.
  2. Almud

    coho at Icy Bay Lodge, AK on Sept 5 - 11, 2021

    Thanks for sharing Kil. Looks like the team tested the BH rods on nice size coho salmon!
  3. Almud

    Intrigue Sportfishing Feedback

    Anyone fish this six pack in 2021? Is there potential for BFT in September on one day trip?
  4. Almud

    But is was a brand new reel...

    Thank you Mark! What type of grease and oil do you recommend? On the JX Raptor, I saw the Cal’s grease but it was not used.
  5. Almud

    I used for flyline with Avet MXJ Raptor for YT and YFT. Plan to use in with Komodo 471 with...

    I used for flyline with Avet MXJ Raptor for YT and YFT. Plan to use in with Komodo 471 with Colt sniper, stick baits and surface iron in Cedros.
  6. Almud

    Never have a problem flying within USA or exiting USA with reels and line on board with me...

    Never have a problem flying within USA or exiting USA with reels and line on board with me. Also a couple of tackle trays with lures to Alaska plus a couple of two piece rods. However, when flying back from Mexico, Guatemala or Panama, I have to check all reels, rods and lures.
  7. Almud

    60-80 LBS. SPEED jigging / convential reel recommendations and WHY. (Paired with UC Zeus 4 or 5.)

    Avet HXJ, JX or MXJ Raptors. Caught big halibut, #140, and many big lingcod over 45” with MXJ Raptor.
  8. Almud

    Tarpon in the Pacific?

    Been seeing tarpon in Gatun Lake, Panama Canal cuts through it, since 1980. Accidentally hooked a few fishing for Peacock bass. Probably there decades before. Also saw them in the Pacific near Rodman pier (former US Navy base) in early 80’s. Understand they are around Coiba Island and some...
  9. Almud

    Temple Reef Innovate 8’ MH and Charkbait Ahi Assassin 8’ Jigging Rod: $345 for both.

    Almud submitted a new listing: WTS: Temple Reef Innovate 8’ MH and Charkbait Ahi Assassin 8’ Jigging Rod - WTS: Temple Reef Innovate 8’ MH and Charkbait Ahi Assassin 8’ Jigging Rod Learn more about this listing...
  10. Temple Reef Innovate 8’ MH and Charkbait Ahi Assassin 8’ Jigging Rod:  Both for $315

    Southern California Temple Reef Innovate 8’ MH and Charkbait Ahi Assassin 8’ Jigging Rod: Both for $315

    Gen 1 Temple Reef Innovate. Used once. $295 Ahi Assassin Jigging Rod. Used once. $50 Both $315 Face to Face Sale: San Diego
  11. Almud

    New to BD and SPJ

    Get on the Striker Tackle mailing list, good jigs and sales occur. There may still be a BD discount.
  12. Almud

    MXL Raptor or LX Raptor

    Trying to decide between MXL and LX for surface iron, stick baits and live bait use. Already have a MXJ and JX Raptors plus Talica 12 II. MXL is 3 oz lighter but less line capacity and drag performance.
  13. Almud

    Icy Bay Lodge 2022

    Kil, If you have a second spot open, my wife or son would like to join us. If already full, please place one spot on standby list. Thanks, Ted
  14. Almud

    Kona fishing

    Couple of reasons: Chance at a really big marlin; we released our fish. I like to fish wherever I am and in Kona, one is fishing less than five minutes from the harbor. For me, this was a vacation where I could add a couple of days of fishing into the week. Price compared to a four pack in SD...
  15. Almud

    Kona fishing

    Enjoyed two marlin (wife and I got one each) and a short nose spear fish with Captain Stretch on the Hula Girl. Two day charter. Had a couple more shots, maybe a wahoo early on day two, plus a missed marlin. We were there in early June.
  16. Almud

    strategies for dealing with wrist/hand arthritis

    Maybe mine is not as bad yet but very painful, especially when it gets cold. I use these from Dick's: Copper Fit Hand Relief Compression Gloves
  17. Almud

    Daiwa Proteus Xh spinning rod for popping?

    Have you looked at the Okuma Hawaiian Popping rods? I am looking at the Proteus as well for colt snipers, stick baits and maybe bait.
  18. Almud

    Icy Bay Lodge 2022

    Looking forward to chasing the big ones!!! My 502B 350GR taken care of too! Fast resolution!
  19. Almud

    Luxury 6-pack Recommendations out of San Diego

    Intrigue Sportfishing might be an option. Not sure if they do multi day trips. Did a one day with them last year and we enjoyed YT all day.
  20. Almud

    Icy Bay Lodge 2022

    Safe travels home. Glad that the new boat got you offshore three times plus day one.
  21. Almud

    Knot tying poll for min 65# braid to 25# Fluoro/Mono

    I appreciate the clarification! Will use the Bob Sands on my sinker rig next week.
  22. Almud

    icy Bay Lodge trip in 2021

    Looks like an excellent day. How does the new boat fit six anglers?
  23. Almud

    Knot tying poll for min 65# braid to 25# Fluoro/Mono

    Forgive my ignorance but what is the difference between the Bob Sands, Tony Pena and Slim Beauty? What about the Albright, Alberto and RP. Look the same to me on YouTube. I would use the Alberto on 65# to 25# and FG above 40#. Going to try the Tony Pena on sinker rig next time out as it may...
  24. Almud

    Icy Bay Lodge 2022

    Hi Kil, please add me to the standby list. Thanks Ted
  25. Almud

    icy Bay Lodge trip in 2021

    Caught 97# Halibut using Black Hole Slow Pitch spinning rod S-662H2MF, Penn Slammer 3 - 5500, 50# Diawa J Braid and 60# Yozuri fluoro leader with 6 oz Glow Green / Florescent Alien jig.
  26. Almud

    What lexa hd for jigging aj and grouper?

    Lexa may be too small for AJ. I use Avet MXJ Raptor minimum.
  27. Almud

    icy Bay Lodge trip in 2021

    See you tomorrow! Cannot wait to chase big halis and lings again. Maybe even a King salmon.
  28. Almud

    Islands Mid-September trip to Cedros

    Good info on Alan Tani’s site. Listed under Mexico trips, Cedros Aug 2021
  29. Almud

    I use Black Hole 5'2" rods for YFT and Halibut on Center Consoles and 6Pack in AK. Better...

    I use Black Hole 5'2" rods for YFT and Halibut on Center Consoles and 6Pack in AK. Better leverage. 7" BH on sport boat for rail fishing.
  30. Almud

    Me too!!! See you 6/27!!

    Me too!!! See you 6/27!!
  31. Almud

    Offshore Kona 6/2 & 6/3 w/ Hula Girl Sportfishing

    Enjoyed a couple of days on the water with Captain Strectch and Mate Cole. Great hospitality and substantial opportunity to learn the way they fish the Kona waters. Booking and communication with Gary was seamless prior to the trip. Real pros!! Wife caught her first Blue Marlin, 125# on the...
  32. Almud

    Offshore 5/19 to 5/21: 1.5 day on Polaris Supreme

    Seeing amazing reports lately. Marine weather looks rough and I received an email canceling our trip. Super disapponted but understand that safety and fishing do not mix with 8-9 foot waves and 25-30 knot winds. Plus the crew does not want to clean up gallons of puke from the staterooms. I...
  33. Almud

    Guide Wrap Color Combinations...Post yours!

    Fugu Custom Rods did this Black Hole Nano 8’6” popping rod for me, conventional style so that I can fight yft with a two speed. Casts really nice, now have to put some fish on it! Força Barça!
  34. Almud

    Give him a $1000 gift certifacte from Squidco. They normally have a Father’s day special where...

    Give him a $1000 gift certifacte from Squidco. They normally have a Father’s day special where you pay $800 for $1000 certificate. He can then fill in any gap that he has in his arsenal. Lucky man your husband is!!!!!
  35. Almud

    Fished with ComeFishPanama six times since 2013. Going back down in December. Always have a...

    Fished with ComeFishPanama six times since 2013. Going back down in December. Always have a good trip with substantial variety. Will fish offsore two days and inshore two days. Kerry is great to work with and lodging at Bocas del Mar is exceptional.
  36. Almud

    20# live bait rod

    Good lower cost option would be an Okuma PCH 801H. Got one last year for $180 on Amazon. Worked well for YT and schoolie YFT with an MXJ Raptor.
  37. Almud

    What are the known affects of the microchip injected with first vaccine? Does it just feed bio...

    What are the known affects of the microchip injected with first vaccine? Does it just feed bio data and gps location or have another use?
  38. Almud

    ROFL...... Never had as much luck with getting the prom dress to drop as the masks clearing the...

    ROFL...... Never had as much luck with getting the prom dress to drop as the masks clearing the harbor.
  39. Almud

    look for recommendation for 1.5day boat for first week of May

    Not sure if they have openings but I just got off the Polaris Supreme. Excellent captain and crew. Worked hard for us. When the action was really busy, captain was on deck helping his customers and gaffing tunas. Food was solid. Very good team work with excellent communication. 48 BFT...
  40. Almud

    Puerto Vallarta big yellow fin

    Brought back a couple of coolers twice from PV when I fished the Constitution. Nicely cleaned and vacuum packed. Well chilled with ice seal on top. I understand that Marlas does this for their customers too.
  41. Almud

    Black Hole Slow Pitch Jigging Blank 661HMF for live bait

    I have the B-632H2MF conventional rod and S-662H2MF spinner. 632 is only two ounces heavier but feels stronger. Will test 662 on bigger fish this summer in Alaska, 632 has already done well in Panama and Alaska. For bigger tuna and halibut, I use the the Cape Cod Special two piece, 350g 502...
  42. Almud

    Braided Line for Yellowfins

    I used 50# and 65# Diawa J Braid last year. Braid set for my reel and then select six foot fluoro top shot recommended by captain. #30 primarily.
  43. Almud

    Surface Iron - all spectra

    FG for fluoro 40# and greater. Below 40# fluoro, I use RP/Alberto.
  44. Almud

    Polaris Supreme or Outrider?

    I am ok with either but do like elbow room and seek a stable platform as I got seasick on bigger boats (Constitution and Outer Limits). Do not get sick on center consoles or on the Parker I have been on. Enjoy throwing jigs or live bait.
  45. Almud

    Pedasi with Panafishing

    My understanding is that testing is located on ground floor by rental cars. Info is two weeks old so it may have moved.
  46. Almud

    My second SD trip

    Same great experience booking a July trip with Celia!
  47. Almud

    Polaris Supreme or Outrider?

    Looking at 1.5 to 3 day trips this spring. Which boat offers better stability for those prone to seasickness and fishabilty?
  48. Almud

    star vs lever

    No experience Avet star drag but I have an Okuma Komodo. I prefer my MXJ Raptor for bigger fish. Komodo may cast slightly better.
  49. Almud

    Affordable slow pitch jigging rod

    I use an Avet MXJ Raptor.
  50. Almud

    Fathom 15xnld2 or 15ld2 for 20-30#?

    Maybe a 25NLD2 for more drag and line capacity. On that rod, I use an Avet MXJ Raptor which fit well. Have used an Okuma Komodo too but prefer the Avet in case the yft exceed #50.
  51. Almud

    330 lb Yellow Fin Tuna on the Jig

    No harness, no rail. Amazing! Felicidades tremendo pescador!
  52. Almud

    Avet or ?

    Picked up a 20VISX today. Thanks for the input.
  53. Almud

    mothership trip to Panama on May 8 - 14, 2021

    Does Panama require test if one has first and second vaccine completed?
  54. Almud

    Avet or ?

    On sportboat. Flatfalls and flyline. Will use the boats kite gear.
  55. Almud

    Thanks but think I will be going with Penn.

    Thanks but think I will be going with Penn.
  56. Almud

    Avet or ?

    Typically an Avet fan. Have HX and smaller reels. Makira SEA and Penn VISX recommended by many. Should I listen or look at EX50/2 or T-RX50/2. Want a reel to try for BFT that is bigger than HX Raptor. Avet pricing is very competitive right now.
  57. Almud

    Toro Tamer Ahi Assassin Jigging Rod, $150 OBO

    Bump for Toro Tamer Ahi Assassin Jigging Rod, $150 OBO
  58. Almud

    Success Sportfishing or Others?

    Is this a weekday trip? Let me know if you have last minute openings.
  59. Almud

    Avet or Penn Advise Sought

    Which Avet compares with Penn VISX 16 and 20 quality wise. EX30, 50 or TR-X50? Most of my conventional reels are Avet and I am happy with them but there has been good feedback on Penn.
  60. Almud

    Okuma Nomad Travel Rods NT-C-703M-MH $150

    SOLD $150 - New in travel case. Tags removed but never seen water. F2F in San Diego
  61. Almud

    What Rod to pair with Avet EXW30?

    Is the EXW30 a good reel to go after BFT? Biggest reel I have is an HX Raptor paired with Okuma XXXH 741. Getting a bigger rod and trying to decide which Avet, EX 30, 50 or TRX 50?
  62. Almud

    Slow pitch jigging rods

    Have had good results with Nomad Buffalo in red striped, "katy perry" rainbow colors and orange in Alaska. Lingcod liked orange up there last year. 120, 180 250gr sizes. Also Striker jigs worked well in Alaska, pink, silver and blue, similar sizes. Shimano flatfall Silver/black worked well...
  63. Almud

    Okuma Nomad Travel Rod whatcha got?

    $150 in San Diego, never seen water.
  64. Almud

    Black Hole Charter Special Rods

    73MH worked well on the 100 gr. Striker FF and other jigs that I used that week. Typically 80gr to 180gr. Also used 6 oz. Alien Jigs. Normally fishing pinnacles at 80-150 foot depths. I used it all week and did not lose any fish due to the rod. Numerous halibut and lings. Which rod one...
  65. Almud

    Okuma Popping Rods in OC or Long beach

    Bought a Okuma Hawaiian Popping rod from Charkbait. Did not get to use it as planned due to travel challenges but I did cast a surface iron and caught a YT on it.
  66. Almud

    Black Hole Charter Special Rods

    Caught a #140 halibut on the BH 73MH rod borrowed from Kil with Avet MXJ Raptor. Kil put the video on his Icy Bay 2019 post. Jig was 100gr. Have caught numerous YFT to #60 on the more expensive BH Cape Cod SPJ 6'2" rod that I own in Panama. The Charter Special should work fine if it fits...
  67. Almud

    Custom rod question

    Looking to buy the services of a custom rod builder.
  68. Almud

    Custom rod question

    Much appreciated!
  69. Almud

    Custom rod question

    Thanks for the recommendation. What differentiates M&M or makes them worthy of your support? Superior quality, turn around time, etc?
  70. Almud

    Custom rod question

    Any recommendations on a custom builder in San Diego that does top quality work with high end components but builds a rod without extensive designs. Maybe all black with one distinguishing feature?
  71. Almud

    Custom rod question

    Where are they located.
  72. Almud

    What rod is your HX on?

    On an Okuma PCH 741XXXH ready for the 2021 season
  73. Almud

    USe a ring or swivel on wahoo bait leaders?

    Ball bearing swivel if using a DTX and welded ring for live bait.
  74. Almud

    First slow pitch setup advice

    Caught a 140# halibut and numerous big ling cod on it at Icy Bay Lodge.
  75. Almud

    Any interest in a SF Bay Area SPJ-ONLY trip?

    Would be fun in September! Mooching for Kings with my SPJ would be fantastic! Please keep me updated.
  76. Almud

    Any interest in a SF Bay Area SPJ-ONLY trip?

    $280 to $300 does not seem excessive on a 50 ft boat with 12-14 anglers for 11 hours. Close to what one pays to get on a 4 or 6 pack in SD. Plus it looks like it includes meals; assuming breakfast burrito and burger for lunch? How long is the run from Berkeley to fishing grounds? Farallones?
  77. Almud

    Any interest in a SF Bay Area SPJ-ONLY trip?

    Sounds interesting, limited 12-14 only. How far is the run? How deep are these protected reefs?
  78. Almud

    INNOVATE SPJ - Designed for Head Boats

    I join them firmly but no substantial force. Forced one of my BH rods and had to freeze it to detach the two pieces. Will be interested to understand difference other than color between current model and last years version of the Innovate.
  79. Almud

    Now I REALLY Like Alaska Airlines

    Hopefully Alaska Air's plan to join OneWorld will make flying easier on American and others. Alaska Air is fantastic supporting those of us that fish, especially going to Alaska. I have had so many weather delays coming back from the outer islands and Alaska Air treats it as a normal course...
  80. Almud

    Now I REALLY Like Alaska Airlines

    Does that mean I cannot have my emotional support cow on board with me?
  81. Almud

    Black Hole Cape Cod Special, Slow Pitch 6'6" Spinning Rod, PE 2-5 New. $350

    Never seen water. Bought two but my wife prefers conventional with two speed reel.
  82. Almud

    Fred Hall 2021

    Would not be surprised to see trade shows move toward virtual offerings. Vendors get unleashed from the show producer costs and can offer more competitive pricing. Monopoly that FH enjoys disappears and the rip off prices one pays to park, enter, eat, etc. shifts toward that next 2 day trip...
  83. Almud

    Yo yo jig recommendations for Colonet?

    Understood but the heavy DW1 (6.5oz) and Stinger (7.5 oz) are both labeled as yo yo. I am new to yo yo and looking forward to trying it in 2021. Much more experience with flat fall.
  84. Almud

    Yo yo jig recommendations for Colonet?

    Is there a difference between zinc and brass for yo yo?
  85. Almud

    Yo yo jig recommendations for Colonet?

    See many recommendations for JR6 and 66. What about JRI heavy Stinger and DW1?
  86. Almud

    Yo yo jig recommendations for Colonet?

    How do flat falls work at Colonet instead of yoyo irons?
  87. Almud

    Recommendations. 4pax private charter

    Good article on how to handle halibut from Highliner Lodge. I am not a client, employee nor receive any financial benefit. Excerpt w/o pictures from Highliner Lodge Newsletter: "WHY WE DON'T SHOOT BIG HALIBUT This summer someone in Kodiak caught a big halibut and the story made the Anchorage...
  88. Almud

    Talica 12II Capabilities

    Did not test. Only had to button down once on a Cubera.
  89. Almud

    Bass Pro/Cabella’s Buying Sportman’s Warehouse

    Too bad for those that like Sportsmans. We do not have them nearby but when in Portland or Seattle, I try to pick something up. Guess that will be a stop to skip.
  90. Almud

    Primo Slow Pitch Rod: Black Hole Cape Cod Special, Slow Pitch 6'6" Spinning Rod, New, Xmas Price Drop $350

    Black Hole Cape Cod Special, Slow Pitch 6'6" Spinning Rod, New, Xmas Price Drop $350
  91. Almud

    Talica 12II Capabilities

    I fish it with 80# maxQ, 20# at strike. YFT, Cubera, AJ, Halibut in AK.
  92. Almud

    San Diego knot

    Tried Springer Knot this year on yft up to 40#. No failures, 25# fluoro to Mustad 3X Demon. Easy to tie.
  93. Almud

    LJ Yellowtail 12-20

    Hooked the YT or your boys? Lifetime of memories and fun in the future!
  94. Almud

    Looking for advice on 2nd big tuna rod/reel combo

    Online or call them. http://www.squidcofishing.com/
  95. Almud

    Rod Advice for 20#~25# Duty

    Okuma PCH 801H with Komodo 471.
  96. Almud

    Looking for advice on 2nd big tuna rod/reel combo

    One can purchase Seeker OSP 3X at Squidco. They have gift certificates that provide 20% off.
  97. Almud

    Choosing a good 8' ultralight rod.

    Okuma PCH 801MH or H. PCHi inshore. Not sure of model number.
  98. Almud

    MXJ and MXL Raptor Line Capacity

    Caught a 140# (taped) halibut on an MXJ Raptor. Would not want to try that on a BFT or YFT. Avet outlines line capacity for MXJ Raptor at 470 yards of 50# and MXL at 620 yards of #50. Trying to decide for next year in SD whether I should buy an MXL Raptor to match Okuma PCH 801XH or use my...
  99. Almud

    Done buying any other rod other than Okuma.

    Deciding between a 3X and 4X to pair with Avet HX Raptor. Is the 4X too much for this reel? Thought about a UC Viper but cannot justify cost based on minimal use of 10 days per year.
  100. Almud

    How do you carry your slow pitch jigs?

    Where do you obtain the materials?
  101. Almud

    Done buying any other rod other than Okuma.

    Why Okuma PCH over Diawa Proteus? Similar price points. I have not seen the Diawa equivalent , just read info on Charkbait.
  102. Almud

    MXL/MXJ (G2) or JX (G1) for 30-40# ?

    Why not the Raptors over the G2? Trying to understand the difference. Thx
  103. Almud

    PRICING OF PCH RODS

    Hopefully but who knows. Heard rumors of an outdoor event at Anaheim Stadium parking lot.
  104. Almud

    PRICING OF PCH RODS

    Charkbait was very competitive during their Fred Hall sale.
  105. Almud

    Anybody try out the slow pitch jigs from Striker?

    Used them in Alaska for black rockfish, lingcod and halibut. They produce! Caught my PB halibut on a pink 100gram Striker flatfall at Icy Bay. Caught numerous fish in Panama with them too.
  106. Almud

    Best combo to cover heavy yo-yo and midsized bluefin up to 80lbs

    If rated 60-100 they fish better around 60 while a UC with same rating would fish close to 100. May have been just marketing talk with no real substance or I misunderstood. How does your railrod fish?
  107. Almud

    Best combo to cover heavy yo-yo and midsized bluefin up to 80lbs

    Thinking about matching to Avet HX Raptor or JX Raptor. My understanding, though probably incorrect, was that Okuma PCH rods fish at the lower end of the specifications.
  108. Almud

    Best combo to cover heavy yo-yo and midsized bluefin up to 80lbs

    Which size Okuma, PCH XXXH 741 or the 701XXH?
  109. Almud

    Avet sx Raptor vs Trinidad 16na????????????

    Does Squidco have Diawa on Christmas sale?
  110. Almud

    First slow pitch setup advice

    One added point, make sure the reel has strong drag to keep Cuberas or groupers out of the rocks. Lost numerous jigs and live bait when I did not stop them soon enough in Panama.
  111. Almud

    30# Spinning Options

    Okuma has a popping rod for around $250. Charkbait has or had a 15% sale going too. I have the larger version, purchased from Charkbait during their FH sale, matched with a Slammer 3 6500HS. Smaller version may go well with 5500 or 4500. HAWAIIAN CUSTOM POPPING RODS, HWP-S-832MHA
  112. Almud

    Avet sx Raptor vs Trinidad 16na????????????

    Might wish to add MXJ and MXL Raptors to your comparison. More drag and line for small weight increase. Have not used the Trinidad but have a Talica TAC 12 II which is nice but I would buy an Avet JX Raptor in its place if shopping today.
  113. Almud

    30# Spinning Options

    Have a Black Hole SPJ rod for sale. https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/black-hole-cape-cod-special-slow-pitch-66-spinning-rod-new-price-drop-375.747847/#post-5274479
  114. Almud

    ????tackle shop?????

    They active on FaceBook too. https://www.facebook.com/sandiegotackletraders
  115. Almud

    Speed Jigging BFT

    Works for AmberJacks too!
  116. Almud

    Recommendations. 4pax private charter

    Elfin Cove Resort is a good choice as well. Can fish 3A or 2C. Been to both Elfin Cove and Yakutat/Icy Bay Lodge. Preference for Elfin but both were really good.
  117. Almud

    Fred Hall 2021

    Parking lot at Qualcomm would be better for SD show.
  118. Almud

    I'm looking at Avet's for flyline outfits.

    My MXJ Raptor worked well on YFT below #30. When bigger grade are present, I use JX Raptor, HXJ Raptor or HX Raptor. HXJ is nice as it has a narrow spool.
  119. Almud

    Recent Flatfall info - Pacifica and others

    #200 braid is an alternative.
  120. Almud

    SPJ and other Japanese style jigging techniques in SoCal

    Orange worked great for lingcod in AK!
  121. Almud

    First 2.5 day trip

    Your spinning rig will work well for throwing ColtSnipers other jigs or stick baits. I am not a fan of spinning reels for live bait; lost a few fish on spinners as I did not detect the bite quickly enough. Maybe my poor technique but I get better results with conventional. My #25 rig is an...
  122. Almud

    SPJ rod building

    Solid blank. Caught a #140 with a BH finished loaner rod last year.
  123. Almud

    Primo Slow Pitch Rod: Black Hole Cape Cod Special, Slow Pitch 6'6" Spinning Rod, New, Xmas Price Drop $350

    Used this rod’s twin in AK. Great for rockfish and lingcod. Bump for end of month.
  124. Almud

    All the rods at Penn are out of stock?

    Check Amazon, they have stock
  125. Almud

    *MINT* Okuma Rail Rod PCH XXH

    Had good luck getting mine on Amazon; 701XH, 741XXX and 801H.
  126. Almud

    *MINT* Okuma Rail Rod PCH XXH

    Turners had some in San Marcos. Not sure if it was a XXH.
  127. Almud

    J hook over circle hook?

    I prefer circle hooks. Last week, I landed five YFT (20# avg) on Mustad #1 ringed circle hook and 25# fluoro leader. I let the fish run about five seconds and then add drag. Circle hooks are easier to remove and get back on the bite.
  128. Almud

    Ultra light tuna rod- what size reel?!

    I have used an Avet MXJ Raptor with no problem on the BH 6’2” Slow Pitch Version. The only challenge you may find is that the JX reel foot is too big. It is for mine but your rod seat may be different. Caught numerous fish but would not use it for tuna in the 80# and larger range. Reel is...
  129. Almud

    First slow pitch setup advice

    Had fun with my Avet MXJ on the TR Innovater. Caught a bunch of Black rockfish and a couple of lingcod. Used the Black Hole spinning rod with coltsnipers and caught rockfish too. Both worked well. I have an extra BH 6’6” slow pitch spinning rod for sale. I bought two but will only end up...
  130. Almud

    NON MAG CAST RAPTORS

    Got an HX Raptor w/o MC from Squidco at their Fathers Day sale. Silver, RH.
  131. Almud

    First slow pitch setup advice

    I have been very happy with an Avet MXJ Raptor on a Black Hole 6’2” two piece. Using 80g to 250g but mostly try to stay as light as possible. Great in Panama and Alaska. I am going to try a Temple Reef Innovator with a Komodo 471 in AK soon. Will also try a Black Hole spinning slp with Penn...
  132. Almud

    Documented covid testing?

    Which test did you take?
  133. Almud

    Documented covid testing?

    How do you get the test from Kaiser? They told me I had to be symptomatic; not available for travel.
  134. Almud

    Offshore Just curious? Covid 19 Breakouts on Sport Boats

    If you catch it but are asymptomatic, how would it make you feel if your wife got terribly sick from it. The challenge we all face is not only our health but those we remain in close contact with. There are a few trips I would like to go on but will skip this year.
  135. Almud

    Pull the Trigger? Or not...

    Have had good results with flat falls. Locals are really good at speed jigging.
  136. Almud

    SPJ and other Japanese style jigging techniques in SoCal

    In Panama, I used the Black Hole B-632H2MF with an Avet MXJ Raptor, #65 plus appropriate short TS for AJ's, Rainbow Runner, smaller YFT and other fish on pinnacles. Also used this rig for live bait, blue runner, on Roosters but due to operator error, got too excited and did not let the fish...
  137. Almud

    DW-1 Jigs

    How does there action compare with OCT 4?
  138. Almud

    SPJ and other Japanese style jigging techniques in SoCal

    Caught a number of big lings in AK using BH Cape Cod SPJ and Challenger Bank. Have not fished NorCal in many years but believe AK is somewhat similar to the Farallons. Numerous BH pics on Icy Bay Lodge reviews in AK section.
  139. Almud

    HXJ 5/2 MC Raptor vs Trinidad 40N

    Caught a number of YFT up to 130# with an HXJ Raptor on a CC. 80# test and short 100# fluoro chunking bonita.
  140. Almud

    What models do you recommend for slow pitch jigging?

    Going to try my Okuma Komodo 471 with new TR Innovate in AK next month.
  141. Almud

    What models do you recommend for slow pitch jigging?

    MXJ Raptor is my preferred reel. Caught many fish on it in Panama and Alaska. 140# Hali with a Black Hole slow pitch rod.
  142. Almud

    Leaving California? Where Do You Go ??

    why not WA? No state income tax and if near Oregon, no sales tax.
  143. Almud

    Primo Slow Pitch Rod: Black Hole Cape Cod Special, Slow Pitch 6'6" Spinning Rod, New, Xmas Price Drop $350

    Black Hole Slow Pitch spinning rod looking for a new owner... Jig wt: 120 to 400 Grams, PE Line 2-5 Never touched water.
  144. Almud

    Pull the Trigger? Or not...

    Be interested to know if casting irons in Panama was successful. Have not had luck but it is probably my lack of technique. I take Black Hole 5’2” 350 and 450 jigging rods, a BH 6’2” slow pitch rod and use the boats Phenix Megladon for popping or stickbaits. Boat has Seekers high end with 30W...
  145. Almud

    Accurate getting into slowpitch

    Have not tried in California but in Alaska and Panama, slow pitch jigging is a blast. I primarily use Black Hole rods. Caught a 140# halibut last year In AK Plus many large lingcod.
  146. Almud

    Icy Bay Lodge 07/12/20

    Looks like weather may set down for you a bit Wed-Fri according to weather channel. Wishing you calm seas and big fish at Jurrasic.
  147. Almud

    Lot of JRI irons and an OCT

    Still pending or available?
  148. Almud

    Cedros For BFT

    Thank you FishRock! Will save for a better alternative. Is the Okuma SCT RR 7XXXH a good alternative? How does it compare with the PCH 74XXXH? I mainly use the HX on my Black Hole 450gr rod but at 5'2", it may be too short for getting on a one of the SD fleet boats.
  149. Almud

    MXJ raptor question

    I have MXJ, JX, HXJ and HX Raptors. Would not target BFT on MXJ. H series a better choice. Caught a 140# halibut on MXJ while targeting lingcod. Fun fight but if it was a tuna, it would have spooled me. MXJ ok for smaller YFT. Use the reel on my BH slow pitch rod. Really works well. One...
  150. Almud

    Cedros C 661XHA For BFT

    Anyone use an Okuma Cedros CJ-C-661XHA for big tuna with 100# set up? Is a glass rod a detriment? I know this is a low cost option but I only go out about four times a year. Have used Seeker loaner rods in the past And may save up for one.
  151. Almud

    Cedros For BFT

    Which rod?
  152. Almud

    Cedros For BFT

    Anyone use an Okuma Cedros CJ-C-661XHA with an HX Raptor for big tuna with 100# set up? Is a glass rod a detriment? I know this is a low cost option. Have used Seeker loaner rods in the past.
  153. Almud

    Okuma PCH 74xxxxh

    Special deal somewhere? How much?
  154. Almud

    Rod for Slammer III 8500HS

    plus Jamie has excellent insight on popping rods, they carry BH and UC plus others. He has a few good posts on the subject in older posts.
  155. Almud

    Rod for Slammer III 8500HS

    Which UC, Sidewinder or GT Surf? I have enjoyed excellent results with Black Hole jigging and Slow Pitch rods but never tried their popping stuff.
  156. Almud

    Rod for Slammer III 8500HS

    Going to try Okuma Hawaiian popper rod out Friday with 6500HS but bring the 8500 in case big BFT show up.
  157. Almud

    NIB avet hxw raptor in silver

    Did you try SD Tackle Traders? They were advertising good deals.
  158. Almud

    Primo Slow Pitch Rod: Black Hole Cape Cod Special, Slow Pitch 6'6" Spinning Rod, New, Xmas Price Drop $350

    Weekend bump for Black Hole Slow Pitch spinning rod. Two piece for easier travel.
  159. Almud

    Delta flight fishing in Ketchikan

    Have not had a problem traveling in the US or departing the US On many trips since prior to TSA. Went to Brazil with four trays of top water plugs with no questions last September. Coming back though can be a problem depending on the country. In January, I even removed the spool from my reel...
  160. Almud

    Delta flight fishing in Ketchikan

    I go to JNU almost every year. Reels and lures in carry on. Never had to remove line. TSA does inspect my bag due to lead. They did question a PL68 once but let me go. Had a bunch of flat falls and octopus jigs. However, in Mexico, Panama and Guatemala, I have had to check my reels on the...
  161. Almud

    reel for Okuma PCH-P 761H?

    Penn Slammer 3 6500HS. Amazon has them at discounted prices occasionally. One has to check as prices change.
  162. Almud

    SoCal deck hand work

    Have you thought about getting a job at one of the lodges in Alaska for the summer?
  163. Almud

    Outrider with Fisherman's Landing

    Trying to understand how stable the Outrider is compared to Constitution and Outer Limits. I do not get sick on Center Consoles running 45 to 60 miles or catamarans in AK. Will try ginger gum in combination with the patch.
  164. Almud

    Outrider with Fisherman's Landing

    How stable is the Outrider. Got sick on the Outer Limits and Constitution even with the patch. Never sick on 4 Packs or CC but they go much faster.
  165. Almud

    Toro Tamer Ahi Assassin Jigging Rod, $150 OBO

    Length is 7 foot. I believe the rating was 40-60 but cannot confirm. I ran an Avet JX with 65# braid on it the one time it was used. 20# Dorado was an easy fight.
  166. Almud

    Toro Tamer Ahi Assassin Jigging Rod, $150 OBO

    Ahi Assassin used once to catch two nice Dorados. $150 F2F sale in San Diego
  167. Almud

    Primo Slow Pitch Rod: Black Hole Cape Cod Special, Slow Pitch 6'6" Spinning Rod, New, Xmas Price Drop $350

    Never seen water. Bought two but only need one. Black Hole Slow Pitch S-662H2MF; F2F in San Diego
  168. Almud

    Starting my tuna arsenal......

    For cow YFT in PV, Constitution and Marlas have excellent equipment included in the price. Just show up with a couple of coolers, clothes, PL68 and/or Flat Fall rigs.
  169. Almud

    Face Mask Options

    Tried numerous versions in the tropics. Columbia has been my favorite. Their outlet store in San Isidro had great deals around Xmas. HUK had a few good ones but I cannot find them anymore.
  170. Almud

    New Blk Avet JX Raptor

    And if their sale is like last year, immediate purchase may even be better the the gift certificate. At least that was my experience last year.
  171. Almud

    Which Long Range Boat and why?

    Yes, just sick the first night, hydrate and oatmeal in the morning and then I am fine. How is the Searcher? That ultra light load looks enticing.
  172. Almud

    Which Long Range Boat and why?

    Which boat is most stable and fast? I suffer from seasickness and use a patch. It works great on center consoles running 50 to 60 miles and catamarans in AK but on the Constitution and Outer Limits I still got sick. Would like to fish San Diego on 2.5 days or longer. Willing to pay extra for...
  173. Almud

    barbecue / smoker Feed back

    Really enjoy my Louisiana Grill from Costco. Added smoking cabinet is good for salmon and halibut.
  174. Almud

    Tuna Jig/Pop blank for Spinning Setup

    I have Black Hole Cape Cod Special 1pc Jigging Rods 350g and 450g. Their blanks are $186. Good for jigging heavier jigs, trolling, live bait fishing and chunking. Definitely handle 30# drag. Run my Avet HXJ Raptor and Shimano Talica II 12 on them. May run an Avet HXW Raptor on the 450 if...
  175. Almud

    Tuna Jig/Pop blank for Spinning Setup

    Second DennisV’s comment on Black Hole jigging rods. Caught many fish on 6’2” BH Slow Pitch rod. Bought a 6’6” spinning version to try in Alaska this summer and Panama next year after watching Kil catch many fish with his. Last year I borrowed Kil’s Challenger Bank with my MXJ Raptor and...
  176. Almud

    How many trips did it take to land your first 100# tuna?

    First trip in Panama. 140#.
  177. Almud

    Color of your Braid, does it matter?

    What about for Peacock Bass fishing tied directly to the lure? Used 65# dark color on the lodges reels. Have a reel loaded with white spectra that I plan to take with me and thinking about changing to dark green. Is it a waste of money to change?
  178. Almud

    Nomad Design Pandora Braid x8

    Not sure. Have not used JB.
  179. Almud

    Nomad Design Pandora Braid x8

    It is thicker than Momoi Verifier, at least for #65.
  180. Almud

    Nomad Design Pandora Braid x8

    Have it on my Avet JX. 65#, caught a couple of dorados and it worked fine. Have not used it too much, loaded in January. Bought it when Nomad had their Christmas sale.
  181. Almud

    Charkbait store....

    Bought many products from them over the years. I wish their San Diego store was still open but I am in OC enough to stop by their Huntington Beach location for sales.
  182. Almud

    SOLD! Okuma Nomad saltwater travel rod NT-S-703M-MH

    How big of a reel do you use and what type of fish?
  183. Almud

    Real world Cedros gear info?

    Will a Okuma Nomad MH spinning 7’3” three piece travel rod work at Cedros?
  184. Almud

    Penn Slammer for Stick Baits/ Small Poppers

    Slammer it is! Hope to get YT on slow pitch too.
  185. Almud

    Penn Slammer for Stick Baits/ Small Poppers

    Two or three times per year but could hook into yft or Cubera snapper. Think I will go with Slammer 3 or Spinfisher VI. Leaning towards Slammer for durability.
  186. Almud

    Penn Slammer for Stick Baits/ Small Poppers

    How does the Battle II 6000 compare with the Slammer 3 5500 or 6500? Plan to use it for slow pitch jigging, colt sniper and stick baits. Is it a quality reel or nowhere near as good as a Slammer? Or should I consider SpinfisherVI 5500 that is $60 less than Slammer 3?
  187. Almud

    20% OFF All Nomad Lures: Madmac, DTX Minnow, Madscad and Riptide !!

    Getting any Riptide 105 Long Casts back in stock? Looking for one in the green/chart and another in orange.
  188. Almud

    Penn Slammer for Stick Baits/ Small Poppers

    Check the price on Amazon
  189. Almud

    The Yooneek Reel Case — Safe, Secure, Organized

    Would be nice to see reel case for blue water reels. I use a soft sided. padded lunch box for four reels that each have individual reel covers for checked or carry on baggage.
  190. Almud

    Rod for Slammer III 8500HS

    Slammer worked well on an Okuma Cedros Ha, 6’. Nothing huge, biggest was a 50# YFT with bonita chunk bait.
  191. Almud

    Rod for Slammer III 8500HS

    Going to try an Okuma Hawaiian HWP-S-832MHa popping rod on my 8500HS once I can get back on the water.
  192. Almud

    Cape cod special slow pitch rod

    Mine came in one of the nicest rod covers I have received! Hopefully will try it in AK this summer. Maybe even for Cohos.
  193. Almud

    Jerry Brown Spectra Date

    Correct Or in the wrong order. Why is 100# thinner than 80#?
  194. Almud

    Cape cod special slow pitch rod

    I have the BH 6’2” and 6’6” spinning. Use 80 to 250gr in AK and Panama. They work well. Tried the Innovate in Panama this year and enjoyed it too. BH is having a 10% sale now.
  195. Almud

    Jerry Brown Spectra Date

    How can 80# be thinner than 100#.
  196. Almud

    Xtratuf boot sizing

    Agree with all points and I use orthotic insole too. Normally wear size 11, bought size 12.
  197. Almud

    Alternative to FlexxRap

    Batting gloves worked better than golf gloves for me but the golf gloves did work for a week of fishing in Panama.
  198. Almud

    Okuma Fishing Fred Hall 2020 SPECIALS??

    Got the popping rod aat CharkBait, 30% off in store.
  199. Almud

    Okuma Fishing Fred Hall 2020 SPECIALS??

    Any Hawaiian Popping rods?
  200. Almud

    Marlas Charter

    Anyone have an open spot on a Marlas charter? Looking to try them out but need to join a group.
  201. Almud

    Openings on a 3.5 day trip on Osuna's No Tuna No Chinga

    Already booked in PV the week prior. Hoping to find a group to join in April or May. Tight lines!
  202. Almud

    Peacock Bass Reel Help

    Thank you for the on the water feedback! Nice peacock in the net. Did you get the woodchopper from KLures? Looks like one I left down there last year.
  203. Almud

    Peacock Bass Reel Help

    What do you think about Lews Custom Inshore SLP Casting Reel? 30” per turn, 20# drag? Only 6.6oz. More than $100 less than Abu Garcia.
  204. Almud

    HXJ as a kite reel?

    Okuma Makira 50W on a Super 4X2 I believe, used fish. Not sure what the captain uses to control the kite; think it was an electric reel.
  205. Almud

    HXJ as a kite reel?

    I have used 50W on a kite in Mexico. Not sure an HXJ would work. I love mine as a jigging, chunking and bottom fishing reel for halibut
  206. Almud

    Elfin Cove question

    Thanks AK! Not sure who will take any <26” halis. About 2# of meat... I plan to fish four days in 3A.
  207. Almud

    NEED HELP WITH SELECTING POPPING COMBO

    Plan to use swim baits, popper, live bait and chunking from center console In Panama and Mexico; definitely traveling. Received 8500HS as a gift with a 6foot Okuma jigging rod. I like the BH quality but it may be overkill for my limited use. Used a friends Phenix chunking for smaller YFT...
  208. Almud

    Elfin Cove question

    Meetings are this week. Not sure how soon published regs will post.
  209. Almud

    NEED HELP WITH SELECTING POPPING COMBO

    Looking to buy at Fred Hall next month. Recomendations?
  210. Almud

    Elfin Cove question

    Based on the Alaska Journal, 2020 limits will be set sometime this week. https://www.alaskajournal.com/2019-12-18/halibut-charter-operators-brace-more-cuts-2020
  211. Almud

    Elfin Cove question

    In 2019 and prior, Elfin Cove was in 2C that allowed one to keep fish 38” or less or greater than 80”. One had to go across Cross Sound to enter 3A area where one could retain one halibut of any size daily except for certain Tuesday and Wednesday’s. Second halibut could be kept 28” or less but...
  212. Almud

    Elfin Cove question

    From Elfin Cove one can fish 3A. Last three times fishing there, we caught 54” to 59” daily. 2016 to 2018.
  213. Almud

    Elfin Cove question

    When you fish Pybus is it self guided or charter? How is the halibut fishing?
  214. Almud

    Elfin Cove question

    Fished Elfin Cove Resort four times and always had a good time. Fishing has been good for us, they have access to 3A where you can catch and keep larger halibut. Planning to go in August this year to catch the Coho run. Mike is great to work with, meals are excellent and accommodations...
  215. Almud

    First time fishing Alaska

    There are a few good lodges about 45 minutes west of Juneau by float plane in Pelican and Elfin Cove. Kings normally available in May to June.
  216. Almud

    Avet JX Raptor line suggestions

    Many are using heavier flat falls, 250-300 grams, for BFT in SoCal these days. I plan to try in Panama and PV this year for YFT. Will use my HXJ Raptor w/ 80# for these.
  217. Almud

    Avet JX Raptor line suggestions

    I run short top shot, about four feet. Size dependent on where and what I am fishing for. Mainly using flat falls.
  218. Almud

    Avet JX Raptor line suggestions

    Normally run Diawa J Braid 8X but just spooled Nomad Pandora 8X. #65 metered line.
  219. Almud

    Southeast AK Yelloweye Closure

    Are they good as live bait fly lined or on a sinker?
  220. Almud

    Peacock Bass Reel Help

    Need a bit of help on choosing a baitcaster to fish big peacocks in Brazil. Looking for a reel to throw Woodchoppers and other swim baits. Will need at least 20# of drag and 140 yards of 65# braid. Initial thought is a Shimano Tranx 300AHG. Have heard 13 Fishing Concept Z3 and Abu Garcia...
  221. Almud

    NEED HELP WITH SELECTING POPPING COMBO

    Anyone have a Phenix Megalodon? Comparison to Black Hole? I have BH jigging rods and really like them. However the popping rods are very expensive and Phenix is about $200 less. Will use with Penn 8500HS
  222. Almud

    PV trip starting from today

    Bring an ice chest or buy at Walmart or Costco in PV. They wrap it at the airport in cellophane for about $10. Depending on your ticket, it will count as checked luggage.
  223. Almud

    Best braid and why?

    Anyone try the Nomad Tackle braid from Australia yet? Have been a Momoi metered and Diawa J Braid 8X fan for awhile.
  224. Almud

    ALASKA FISHING

    Never fished with them but have fished the area and really like it. They are a short run from Area 3A where one can catch one halibut of any size except some Tuesdays and Wednesdays (subject to change each year).
  225. Almud

    Yo-Zuri Mag Darter & Hydro Minnow Yellowfin Tuna Action in Panama!

    How do they work for Cubera, Roosters or Dorado?
  226. Almud

    Slow pitch jigging rods

  227. Almud

    Captain Steve’s Fishing lodge

    Does it matter if low tide is mid day?
  228. Almud

    INNOVATE SPJ - Designed for Head Boats

    Had an almost identical experience! Couple of PM’s, executed order, follow up email with shipping/tracking info, shipped Monday and arrived yesterday with excellent packing! Looking forward to posting picks. Debating on which reel to pair it up with, JX Raptor, MXJ Raptor or Komodo 471 or do...
  229. Almud

    INNOVATE SPJ - Designed for Head Boats

    Where can one purchase this rod online or in SoCal?
  230. Almud

    Halibut gear thoughts

    Caught nice halibut from 77# to 141# using Avet HXJ and MXJ Raptors. All in fairly shallow water, less than 230 feet. Black Hole rods. First 77# was on an Ugly Stick Tiger5’6” H. Biggest on MXJ. Video is on Alaska forum, Icy Bay trip.
  231. Almud

    Skipjack Theory? Keep-Smoke-give away?

    Use for live for Marlin and big YFT bait or chunking for YFT, Cubera or Grouper.
  232. Almud

    $475. New HXW Raptor w/ MC And 100# Diawa 8x J Braid

    FIshy was an excellent buyer. We agreed on price and location. He arrived on time with cash in hand. Good guy exposing youth to our passion to chase that elusive fish we all envision catching.
  233. Almud

    $475. New HXW Raptor w/ MC And 100# Diawa 8x J Braid

    Not ready to let it go for less than $470
  234. Almud

    $475. New HXW Raptor w/ MC And 100# Diawa 8x J Braid

    It is a Raptor so I’ll need more for it.
  235. Almud

    Opinions for a new spinning reel

    Just sharing the price. For whatever reason, Amazon has a good price on the 8500 HS. I plan to use mine for big YFT and jigging or chunking for cubera and grouper down in Panama.
  236. Almud

    Opinions for a new spinning reel

    Just checked: $237
  237. Almud

    Opinions for a new spinning reel

    Penn Slammer III 8500 HS was around $300 on Amazon
  238. Almud

    INNOVATE SPJ - Designed for Head Boats

    When will JDM have them?
  239. Almud

    $475. New HXW Raptor w/ MC And 100# Diawa 8x J Braid

    Still looking for a BFT or cow YFT
  240. Almud

    Avet Avet MXL Raptor Catches???

    Video is on an Icy Bay thread in the Alaska forum.
  241. Almud

    Avet Avet MXL Raptor Catches???

    MXJ Raptor #140 Halibut on a Black Hole Challenger on July 4th this year.
  242. Almud

    $475. New HXW Raptor w/ MC And 100# Diawa 8x J Braid

    Avet indicates 1.9 / 1. https://www.avetreels.net/reels/hx-series/hxw-rap-series-lever-drag-casting-reel.html
  243. Almud

    $475. New HXW Raptor w/ MC And 100# Diawa 8x J Braid

    Rod sold! HXW Raptor looking to fish!
  244. Almud

    $475. New HXW Raptor w/ MC And 100# Diawa 8x J Braid

    Still looking for a home. Ready to catch that BFT or YFT! Reel loaded with white 100# Diawa J-Braid 8X.
  245. Almud

    Fun @ Panama Sportfishing Lodge 8/21-24

    Heavy Cubera! Will chase them again in January!
  246. Almud

    $475. New HXW Raptor w/ MC And 100# Diawa 8x J Braid

    I did not plan on using for casting. Mainly flat fall or with a weight/rubber band. If it does not sell soon, I plan to keep it and buy another rod for travel.
  247. Almud

    $475. New HXW Raptor w/ MC And 100# Diawa 8x J Braid

    Red marking is from a Sharpie over “Made in USA” that I placed to distinguish from others. Notice that this HXW has MC, a newer feature for the HXW model.
  248. Almud

    How Does One Find Open Spots On A 4 Pack?

    Looking to join a group on a 4 or 6 pack in October. Weekday preferred. I get seasick on the larger boats but never on 25-30 ft boats down south or in AK. Must be the roll of the larger charter fleet.
  249. Almud

    $475. New HXW Raptor w/ MC And 100# Diawa 8x J Braid

    Still looking for someone to take me BFT hunting... Can meet in SD or at the docks.
  250. Almud

    $475. New HXW Raptor w/ MC And 100# Diawa 8x J Braid

    Still looking for someone to chase BFT....
  251. Almud

    Okuma Slow Pitch & Popping Rods

    Unfortunately the conventional rods are one piece and I need two piece. I guess Temple Reef ot Black Hole. UC has a two piece blank that I may check out.
  252. Almud

    Okuma Slow Pitch & Popping Rods

    No grey market opportunity?
  253. Almud

    Okuma Slow Pitch & Popping Rods

    i see new models on Okuma’s website but cannot find them in stores. Where can one see or order these Tesoro or Metaloid Slow Pitch rods and Metaloid Popping rods? Prices and performance? https://www.okumafishing.com/en/product/Tesoro-Slow-Jigging-Rod-2019-NEW/Tesoro-slow-jigging-rods.html...
  254. Almud

    $475. New HXW Raptor w/ MC And 100# Diawa 8x J Braid

    Never touched the water. Avet HXW 5/2 Raptor w/ MC filled to the top with 100# Diawa J Braid: $475 Okuma PCH-C-741XXXH: $220 Price Drop - SOLD F2F cash only sale in San Diego area.
  255. Almud

    Video Edit - HKSlays Hosted Trip ComeFishPanama April 2019.

    Amazing even the “small” YFT pull like a freight train! There was a comment comparing tropical yft to cold water yft. Do they pull much harder down south? I have only caught them in Panama and PV but will try soon in San Diego. Excellent filming and editing!
  256. Almud

    Fishin in Barcelona, Spain

    2nd on Salamanca! Had a great dinner there!
  257. Almud

    Fishin in Barcelona, Spain

    Here are a couple of good seafood places plus Barcaloneta (sp) has great places too.
  258. Almud

    Black Hole Nano, UCSidewinder or ?

    Open to any recommendations
  259. Almud

    Black Hole Nano, UCSidewinder or ?

    Looking for a popping rod. I have BH for jigging which I really like but hear many positive comments about UC. Would need to find a rod wrapper in San Diego or SoCal for the UC as they only sell Sidewinder blanks. Any other suggestions, Okuma, Ghost Hunter?? Need two piece for travel with...
  260. Almud

    Rod for Slammer III 8500HS

    Anyone put a Slammer3 8500 on a UC Sidewinder? Best place to get one wrapped in San Diego?
  261. Almud

    ICY BAY REPORT

    We were there the week before. Echo all your comments about the team at the lodge. Top shelf all the way!
  262. Almud

    Insoles for Xtra Tuff Fishing Boots

    Abeo sport inserts from The Walking Co. Put them in my boots or deck shoes for all day use.
  263. Almud

    New Shimano Speedmaster II LD 2-Speed

    Specs look close to a Talica 12 II. Other than lower drag rating and lower price, what is the difference?
  264. Almud

    Icy Bay Lodge trip, AK in 2019

    Kil, Thank you for including me in your group! My PB halibut. BH rod was great teamed with Avet MXJ Raptor, 65# and 80# three foot Topshot tied to 100gram Striker Tackle flatfall jig. Thought I might get spooled but kept the pressure on and with great coaching from deck boss John, got her in...
  265. Almud

    Icy Bay Lodge trip, AK in 2019

    Looking forward to joining you Sunday! Looks nice and calm. Hope offshore went well today!
  266. Almud

    Icy Bay Lodge trip i 2019

    No need for travel unless it is your form of ID for TSA but a driver license is sufficient. Did you use your passport for the AK fishing license or a drivers license?
  267. Almud

    Ordered another Okuma rod

    Received today; ordered 6/6 so only 11 days versus the late July early August commitment date Amazon provided at purchase. Will pair it up with an Avet HXW with #100 or a Talica 12 II with 80# MaxC depending on the bite.
  268. Almud

    Amazon Peacock Bass Lures

    Thanks for the link. Will grab some spares! First trip to the Amazon for me though I have fished smaller peacock over last 35 years in Panama and bigger pavon in Venezuela many years ago. Bucket-list trip for us!
  269. Almud

    BNIB Yeti Hopper 2: $215

    Carry on size for flying fillets home with you.
  270. Almud

    Amazon Peacock Bass Lures

    Thanks! Got four from Acute Angling.
  271. Almud

    Ordered another Okuma rod

    I looked at the Torque two speed lever drags but could not find one with enough 100# line capacity. Did I miss the 60 size in my search?
  272. Almud

    BNIB Yeti Hopper 2: $215

    Cash only, F2F San Diego. Need to fund a new reel.
  273. Almud

    Spectra color?

    What about multi color? I like it for flat falls but might use the rod for flylining if there are big bft or yft in the area.
  274. Almud

    Slammer 3 8500HS

    Priced at $232.35 on Amazon. About $100 lower than elsewhere. Amazon is the seller. Is this too good to be true or are there issues with the Slammer 3 8500HS?
  275. Almud

    Ordered another Okuma rod

    Thinking about putting an Avet HXW Raptor or a Penn Fathom 60 - 2 on my new XXXH with 100#. They look fairly close spec wise though I prefer the Avet gearing with slightly higher high and lower low. $210 list price difference though. Is the value there for the Avet?
  276. Almud

    Icy Bay Lodge trip i 2019

    Hope to watch it happen! That lingcod at the end looks huge too!
  277. Almud

    Ordered another Okuma rod

    Thanks for recent posts regarding Amazon moving up delivery dates. Gave me confidence to order a couple of rods. Got notice yesterday that the delivery date will move up to next week from late July/early August dates originally committed by Amazon!
  278. Almud

    Teaser Edit - Wife Slays YFT on the Popper - ComeFishPanama 4~19.

    Saw some of the pics on CFP’s FB page. Looks like you had a fantastic trip!
  279. Almud

    Tesoro Slow Jigging Rod

    Has anyone seen these rods yet? Okuma claims they are new for 2019 but the year is almost half gone. Model#. TSR-C-662MH
  280. Almud

    Amazon Peacock Bass Lures

    Could not find many choices for propeller baits for our trip this fall. Found K Lures on line and ordered four. They look nice and delivered on time as promised . Cannot wait to try them out in the fall. Will post results when I return.
  281. Almud

    1.5 day BFT gear question

    Will a 5’2” Black Hole with HXJ Raptor with 80# J braid work? Have caught 120# yft on a 4 pack but never fished on a boat out of SanDiego.
  282. Almud

    1.75 Day on the Constitution - Gear and Boat Help

    Bunks: my preference is lower and as far aft as possible.
  283. Almud

    2 DAY TORRES CHARTER 2019 JULY 31-AUG 1ST ((((SPOTS AVAILABLE))))

    May wish to move post to SoCal Sport Boat Trip Planning page. I jumped on a similar trip two weeks ago. https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/forum/so-cal-sport-boat-trip-planning/
  284. Almud

    shimano trevala rod matched to avet mxj or mxl

    I use an MXJ on a Black Hole slow pitch rod. Worked great in Panama and Alaska. 65# and short fluoro leader tied to butteryfly jigs.
  285. Almud

    PV Tuna Fishing

    Check out the Marlas page on FaceBook. They update frequently.
  286. Almud

    Advice on a boat please

    Thanks for the info. Typically looking for weekday opportunities this summer. If a schedule is posted, I can request days off.
  287. Almud

    Advice on a boat please

    Are there open charters on the Josie Lynn?
  288. Almud

    Komodo SS Power Knob - Upgrade-able ?

    Thank you!
  289. Almud

    Komodo SS Power Knob - Upgrade-able ?

    Did you order? Was it model# E70-8401 for the handle?
  290. Almud

    MXJ use

    Use my MXJ Raptor for jigging in Alaska and Panama. Great for lingcod (typically less than 150’) or anything I can hook in Panama. Will try it for Halibut in AK this summer. 65# Momoi with 4’ 100# fluoro.
  291. Almud

    2 New Custom Rods $175 each

    They look really nice! Do you ever make custom 2 piece Slow Pitch jigging or 7.5’ 2 piece conventional tuna popping rods?
  292. Almud

    Where Should I Try Next In Alaska

    Thank you for the detail. Help me understand the comment regarding no catch and release for lingcod? In the past, if the fish did not fit the slot, we had to let it go. I gave back many over the past four years and have not kept any in the past three years due to oversize for the slot.
  293. Almud

    Cow BFT Reel Recommendations

    I like the Shimano better for switching from high to low. Have to do some wierd reverse with Okuma, at least the one I was using. It did help me land a 197# yft and worked well. My Shimano Talica12 2 has worked well with yft up to 140.
  294. Almud

    Spectra-JB, Threadlock, Daiwa

    Thanks but looking for J Braid 8X. Paid $29 for 500 yards of 80# but cannot find it anymore.
  295. Almud

    Roosters - Central America

    I have heard that Pedasi, Los Santos, Panama is good with pangas possibly available.
  296. Almud

    Icy Bay Lodge trip i 2019

    Thanks! Really looking forward to this trip. Been to AK numerous times but never Icy Bay. Hope to catch a ling bigger than the slot size. Last three years I’ve had to throw them back. Also going earlier than normal for me as we target silver runs but last year was slow though the silvers we...
  297. Almud

    Icy Bay Lodge trip i 2019

    Booked already , Bosco’s advice taken! Now just waiting to try some BH rods on big halis and lings!
  298. Almud

    Spectra-JB, Threadlock, Daiwa

    Any Diawa J braid multi colored metered in 80#?
  299. Almud

    Icy Bay Lodge trip i 2019

    Just sent you a PM. Looking forward to this trip!!
  300. Almud

    Icy Bay Lodge trip i 2019

    Thanks Bosco! My itinerary and layover will closely match yours. Was not aware of the SEA freezer. Past trips never had overnights in SEA.
  301. Almud

    Icy Bay Lodge trip i 2019

    With the late flight out of YAK, how does one keep their fish frozen with an overnight in JNU or SEA? Is the early flight out through Anchorage a better option?
  302. Almud

    Fanatastic Trip In Panama

    Agreed. Christian was in motion the whole time for all four days. Both were fun to fish with! Capt. Luis kept us on fish and they were a really great team. Both show a lot of passion! When we hooked our second shark, I was too tired to bring it in and it was a pleasure watching Luis fight...
  303. Almud

    Hxj Raptor recommendation

    And even the printed specs my not be 100%. What I can state is the reel paired with a 5’2” Blackhole Cape Cod Special landed numerous yft from 40 to 120 pounds and a couple of halibut over 70 pounds with no problem. Low gear is also a dream pulling heavy weights off the bottom fishing deep for...
  304. Almud

    Hxj Raptor recommendation

    HXJ 5/2 Raptor is 1.9, non Raptor is 2.4 https://www.avetreels.net/reels/hx-series/hxj-rap-reel.html https://www.avetreels.net/reels/hx-series/hxj-52-series-lever-drag-casting-reel.html
  305. Almud

    Fanatastic Trip In Panama

    Short video
  306. Almud

    Fanatastic Trip In Panama

    Agreed. Fished with CFP five times now. Kerry is great to work with! Keeps getting better!
  307. Almud

    Fanatastic Trip In Panama

    Four day trip out of Boca Chica starting January 9th. Caught numerous species including 1 for 2 on marlin, seven Cuberas, many mullet snappers, couple of AJs, rainbow runners, one wahoo, many dorados and a couple sailfish shots but no hook up. Surprise of the trip was a 10 foot bull shark...
  308. Almud

    Slow pitch jigging rods

    I would buy one if they came in two piece. Esier for airline travel.
  309. Almud

    Hxj Raptor recommendation

    Using Daiwa J Braid multi color. Almost Same diameter as MaxQ (.43 vs .41) but I like to know the depth when chunking for YFT.
  310. Almud

    Carry On Fishing Rod Guatemala

    Not sure but they were very strict with many item when I departed a couple of years ago. No lures with hook. No exercise bands. No line on fishing reels. When leaving Mexico, I had to check rods that I carried on down to Mexico and to Alaska every year. Same thing to Panama earlier this year.
  311. Almud

    What are you using your MXJ Raptor for?

    Bottom fishing jigs in AK for lingcod, yellow eye and black rockfish. Would like to hook a big halibut but not yet. Worked in Panama for mullet snapper. Will try for Roosters and Cubera this year. Jigging or chunking. Mounted on a BlackHole Slow Pitch Jigging rod.
  312. Almud

    What SIZE reel for BlackHole slow jigging rod.

    I use an Avet MXJ with #65 Momoi Diamond braid multi color on my BH632 If I need to go up in size, I switch to a Shimano Talica II 12 but would not be really slow pitching, just jigging butterfly, using big grub, chunking or live bait.
  313. Almud

    Icy Bay Lodge trip i 2019

    Will we book through you or the lodge? Should we just bring reels or bring our rods as well?
  314. Almud

    Need a new place to fish

    Any preferred month in the summer? Tides or moon preference? How does one bring their fish back? It looks like one must overnight in Seattle going both directions based on flight transfers.
  315. Almud

    Need a new place to fish

    May try Yakutat next year too. Been to Elfin Cove numerous times and always have fun. Silvers were very late this year though. If I don’t go to Yakutat I will go back to Elfin Cove Sportfishing Lodge as the lodge is fantastic with really good fishing in both 3A and 4C areas which is a...
  316. Almud

    Not all McMahon snaps are created equal

    How do the Sampo BX series compare?
  317. Almud

    Panama Advice Needed

    Great video! Been out with CFP four times and always have a great time!!!
  318. Almud

    Mexican License Fees

    My $23.20 purchase was for one week.
  319. Almud

    Mexican License Fees

    I paid $23.20 at Conapesca in San Diego. Form was from May 2015. In and out in 10 minutes, very nice gent processed it quickly. http://www.sportfishinginmexico.com/licences/ http://www.sportfishinginmexico.com/application/
  320. Almud

    Reel choices for Black Hole Cape Cod 250 gram 54B

    On my BH 502B, I run either an Avet HXJ with 80# Diawa J Braid or a Shimano Talica2 12 with 80# Maxcuartro
  321. Almud

    Jigs for Panama?

    Caught Almaco Jack and yft on Shimano BF fall flat and Striker ff. 200 and 250 grams
  322. Almud

    Recommend Good 4 or 6 Pack for Big BFT

    Interested in joining if there are free spots.
  323. Almud

    Shimano New 2018 Shimano Lures

    Why is the price so high on Flat Fall Lucanus? Effective on halibut? What size hook on the 180g? Can one change the hook?
  324. Almud

    Shimano New 2018 Shimano Lures

    What size and colors. Do you fish them like mooching on a drift?
  325. Almud

    Our Puerto Vallarta Adventure 7-6-18

    Great report and hard work fighting those cows. Not sure who is more tired in that one pic with your friend laying on the deck! So envious! Will try in November, wish it was with the Osuna’s. How did the Sam’s bags do transporting your fish?
  326. Almud

    Just myself at this point.

    Just myself at this point.
  327. Almud

    Osuna's New Fishing Machine

    Please let me know if you have open slots on your trip.
  328. Almud

    Icy Bay Lodge trip i 2019

    Thanks... cannot wait. Looks like you had a great time on your first Icy Bay week this year!!
  329. Almud

    Rodless Jim Charter On the Marla IV - On Mainland Mexico Board

    Had no problem bringing back two coolers with about 50#’s each through LAX from PVR last November. There were about six of us loaded up! I want to try Marla. Looking for a group to join.
  330. Almud

    Dad/Son lodge recommendation salt/fresh

    One additional benefit at Elfin Cove Resort is that they can fish 3A water in addition to 2C. Provides one the opportunity to keep one halibut of any size each day except Tuesday and about eight Wednesday’s when 3A is closed to halibut.
  331. Almud

    Dad/Son lodge recommendation salt/fresh

    Going to Elfin Cove for the fourth time. Always a good time. My sons joined me last year. I have only fished salt water here, not sure about rivers. http://elfincoveresort.com/
  332. Almud

    Icy Bay Lodge trip i 2019

    Interested in the second week!
  333. Almud

    Aztec 3 Day Charter, Light Load of 18 in July

    Any spots left? What type of license needed? New to SD fishing... Rain gear needed and what type of equipment?
  334. Almud

    Guatemala In Late Summer

    How did it compare to Panama? I have had excellent experiences in Panama and seek similar accomadations and boats. As each fishing location is unique, my primary measurements are how hard the captain and mates work, the accomedations and meals (simple local food is my favorite in Panama). Not...
  335. Almud

    Guatemala In Late Summer

    Thank you for the feedback. Other than price, what sets BB apart from other Guatemala or other fishing lodges you previously visited?
  336. Almud

    Budget Sailfish Guatemala?

    How is fishing in August? Typical shots for sails and Marlin? Are dorados active? Bottom fishing for cubera or roosters in the surfline? Does Guatemala have rainy season in August? All day rain or squals that come and go?
  337. Almud

    SFPIL Trip

    How did the high speed vibe work?
  338. Almud

    Guatemala In Late Summer

    Thinking about a short trip to Guatemala in August or September. Maybe 3 or 4days fishing. Based on some investigation, it looks like this is not prime sailfish time but one can still get a few shots and marlin may be more prolific. How about dorado and roosters? Any Cubera action...
  339. Almud

    Another Successful Trip w/ Come Fish Panama

    YFT were going off at Hannibal Bank on 4/10 to 4/12. Fished two days at Hannibal and Montuosa and one day inshore at Ladrones. Used sardine chunk bait, chunks of bonita and live quinoa (sp). One on a popper.Our fish weighed 80 to 120. Caught a number of mullet snapper and maybe hooked three...
  340. Almud

    need one anlger to join Icy Bay Lodge jigging trip in Alaska

    Are you full for July 22nd? Is that the travel day in and 7/29 is departure day? Are rain gear / boots provided by the lodge?
  341. Almud

    HXJ Raptor Gear Shift Problem

    Thanks gents. Took longer to find a jewlers screwdriver than to resolve the issue. Looks like the shift lever came off its pivot point or the cover was not aligned correctly. Regardless. Wiped the area, added a drop of Avet lube and reassembled. Works great on the work bench; looking forward...
  342. Almud

    HXJ Raptor Gear Shift Problem

    Used my HXJ for second time ( 4 days in AK last year) last week. Would not shift into low gear while fighting YFT. Any suggestions other than sending it in? Reel is about 14 months old. Rinsed daily on first trip and then when I got home.
  343. Almud

    What lbs braid MX raptor

    Put 300 yards of 65# Momoi Verifier Diamond plus about a 10 foot top shot I use for jigging in Panama. Will change for 60# topshot in AK.
  344. Almud

    Anyone used one of these ?

    Put it on the rod after rod comes out of the rod holder. Reduces abdomen bruising.
  345. Almud

    Anyone used one of these ?

    Used them for live bait and chunking tuna when they are to small for belt harness. Also for AJ’s and halibut.
  346. Almud

    need one anlger to join Icy Bay Lodge jigging trip in Alaska

    Please pm me if replacement falls through,
  347. Almud

    Where Should I Try Next In Alaska

    Thanks for the info! Additional questions regarding halibut and lingcod fishing: Does tide size have a great influence? Large high tide better than smaller or medium preferred? I prefer to fish days with high tide around noon to 2pm so that I can fish both incoming and outgoing. Is this a...
  348. Almud

    Where Should I Try Next In Alaska

    Thanks CChris: Any recommendations? Price at $4500 sounds consistent with Pelican. Is Kodiak similar to SE AK or better?
  349. Almud

    Where Should I Try Next In Alaska

    Fished SE AK last seven hears with recent trips to Pelican and Elfin Cove that allowed 3A sized halibut. Typically fish in July or August. Target halibut, lings and rockfish with silvers if they are abundant. What I like: lodges, easy flights from SoCal to Juneau and then to the lodge. What...
  350. Almud

    Reel Help for Black Hole Slow Pitch Spiral Wrapped B-581H3R rod

    @markt The JX was too big for the reel seat on my BH B-632H2MF Slow Pitch rod. Exchanged for a Talica 12 II. A bit big but I was targeting YFT, Cubera and big Halibut on different trips. Worked great on a couple of nice lingcod but too heavy and overkill in AK. I just received an Avet MXJ as...
  351. Almud

    Reel Help for Black Hole Slow Pitch Spiral Wrapped B-581H3R rod

    If you can wait until the Fred Hall show, Black Hole may again offer show promotions. I picked a couple at discount plus no CA tax last year. Turners had good prices on slightly blemished reels (I never found the blemish on my JX) and Squidco had show pricing last year too.
  352. Almud

    Reel Help for Black Hole Slow Pitch Spiral Wrapped B-581H3R rod

    If you choose the Avet JX, make sure the reel foot fits. JX foot is bigger than MXJ. My Black Hole slow pitch rod could not take the JX without modification but fits an MXJ and Talica 12II.
  353. Almud

    Fish Panama with Host Tony Pena in 2018

    Please send me info too! Gracias
  354. Almud

    Line & Lures In Hand Carry Luggage Returning to the US

    Thanks all. Checked reels, small rod and lures. Did not think that the rod was a problem but security made me check it.
  355. Almud

    Line & Lures In Hand Carry Luggage Returning to the US

    is it still prohibited to bring reels full of line in hand carry coming home from Mexico? What about lures with big hooks. In Guatemala, we had to check lures too. Any limits on bringing YFT home in checked baggage?
  356. Almud

    Can Panama be done relatively cheap?

    Done Copa from LAX for $500 with advance fare to PTY. AA or United have competive fares at times too. One can book all the way to David or drive up which is my preference as I can visit different places on the way up and back.
  357. Almud

    Best Moon Phases and Tides For Gulf of Chiriqui

    Which months do you prefer? Tides more important than moon phases?
  358. Almud

    Best Moon Phases and Tides For Gulf of Chiriqui

    All my past trips coinsided with available time off. Had mixed results. In the future, I would like to time our trip to achieve better results. Is new moon and ascending moon better in Panama? Fishing from low tide to high tide better? What size tide is preferable? Completely understand...
  359. Almud

    Can Panama be done relatively cheap?

    What price per day does one consider inexpensive? Do you have experience driving in Central America? It is very different and changes each year. While many may recommend getting minimal insurance and using your credit card's insurance, one should consider the hassle factor. Having done...
  360. Almud

    Travel with line on reels

    Had no issue in Alaska either last week but they did check my bag both directions due to jigs. Unfortunately, the issue with line is with TSA Mexico's rules.
  361. Almud

    Travel with line on reels

    Thanks very much for the PV specifics. Was not sure if the line considered a weapon was specific to Cabo or all of Mexico. In Guatemala, we could not bring any lures through.
  362. Almud

    Travel with line on reels

    I believe the concern is flying back to the US. Anybody having issue with SJD or PVR security bringing home their reels filled with line? When I went to Guatemala, I could not bring hooks or even an excercise band through their security even though I had no questions by TSA on the way there.
  363. Almud

    Travel with line on reels

    Same question but for Puerto Vallarta. Can one have line on their reels flying out of PVR? Never have a problem flying from SAN to AK or Panama and back.
  364. Almud

    Constituion- I have a couple of open spots in PV

    What time is departure and arrival?
  365. Almud

    Panama May 2017 - Girl Power on the Hannibal bank and light tackle yellowfin tuna.

    Enjoyed the video! Was down there last year about the same time. Great time with Kerry. How did you like the Island Lodge versus Bocas del Mar?
  366. Almud

    Sunglasses

    I have Costa, Oakley, Onos and Costco. My Oakly frame with Costco lens work best because they have the least base curve. Costa are best on a boat but have some distortion due to base curve. My Oakley's with Oakly lenses are great but make me dizzy when moving. Use them for driving and they...
  367. Almud

    Costa Rica or Panama & Why?

    Not sure how one can base their judgement about Panama on an expat hijacking their thread. While CR is famous for the Ticos frendliness, I enjoy the hospitality that many Panamanians offered in the past. Purpose of the thread is to see if CR offers an alternative to Panama for fishing action...
  368. Almud

    Like New Talica 10ii

    just sent a text.
  369. Almud

    Like New Talica 10ii

    Which brand of braid? Will you consider $350?
  370. Almud

    Costa Rica or Panama & Why?

    Do the boats in Panama at $1200 per day include Hannibal and/or Montuosa or is this price for inshore? Any recommendation at that rate for three or four days? What is the normal tip? Departing from Boca Chica?
  371. Almud

    Costa Rica or Panama & Why?

    Thanks for the comprehencive outline. Are the runs to fishing much shorter from the Oso Peninsula versus Quepos? Any difference in results?
  372. Almud

    Costa Rica or Panama & Why?

    How about the Oso Peninsula area?
  373. Almud

    Like New Talica 10ii

    What type of line? $350 / meet in OC next week?
  374. Almud

    Costa Rica or Panama & Why?

    Which part of CR? What are the differences between the areas?
  375. Almud

    Costa Rica or Panama & Why?

    Thanks all. Decision made!
  376. Almud

    Hannibal bank 4-15-2017

    John, Best of luck protecting the fishery. I spend between $7000 and $10,000 fishing in Panama, hotels, car rentals, restaurants and shopping every year. If Panama will not protect their sports fishery, I will spend elsewhere. Panama will always be my preference but the world has many other...
  377. Almud

    Costa Rica or Panama & Why?

    What are the boards thoughts comparing these two counties for inshore/offshore combination trip? Maybe two days of each. If one recommends CR, which are the top three choices for fishing and relaxing? Probably be there a week to ten days.
  378. Almud

    Help with Halibut gear...

    Please share jig supplier and type. Thx!
  379. Almud

    Like New Talica 10ii

    Might considering buying for the right price. What type of line?
  380. Almud

    Hannibal bank 4-15-2017

    Why were the Cubera kept? 21.5 minutes into the film.
  381. Almud

    Help with Halibut gear...

    Did you use the heavy gear for Salmon and just change your topshot? What size butterfly jigs?
  382. Almud

    Reels for slow pitch rods

    How does a Shimano Talica 2 -12 work? Thought an Avet JX Raptor would be good but the reel seat is too small.
  383. Almud

    Which moon phase is best for Halibut and Lings in SE AK - 3C?

    Exactly, charter. Would try self guided but I do not have the boat handling experience in the ocean. I like the location since it provides access to 3A. Will miss black out days too.
  384. Almud

    Help with Halibut gear...

    Check out Black Hole fishing rods or blanks.
  385. Almud

    WHERE ARE ALL THE THREADS FROM PANAMA ?

    ComeFishPanama actively posts as well.
  386. Almud

    Which moon phase is best for Halibut and Lings in SE AK - 3C?

    Targeting Halibut & Lings in SE AK. Will troll for Silvers too. Which moon phase is best? Can fish 2C and 3A. Usually, I prefer new moon but am limiting my opportunities?
  387. Almud

    Frontier Lodge in August for Silvers?

    Been told that June the "driest" month in SE AK? Never fished that early but on July and August trips, temp was typically the same except in 2013 when it got to 70 degrees in Craig one mid July day and the Silvers were going off. Limited two days in a row in less than an hour plus lost 60% of...
  388. Almud

    Seward, AK charter recommendations- butts/lings/yellow eye

    Any preference for moons and high tide in mid day versus low tide in mid day. I normally like to fish no moon but not sure if it applies to Halibut, Lings and other rockfish.
  389. Almud

    Best Black Hole (or ?) blank for yo yo/vertical YT?

    Going down to Panama soon and was thinking about picking up a Black Hole rod to go with my Avet HXJ Raptor. Should I consider the 5'1" two piece 502B 250 (easy to transport) or the 6'2" B-632H2MF Cape Cod Slow Pitch. Want to try different jigs including Shimano butterflys. Will use this in...