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  1. BarryFree

    Offshore South Bay Anglers Club on the Outer Limits 10/08/21

  2. BarryFree

    Mad Reel Services

    Called and was told they service fishing reels
  3. BarryFree

    Other Mad Reel Services

    https://instagram.com/mad_reel_services?utm_medium=copy_link Found Alejandro Reel Service to be quick and affordable. Three reels serviced in two days!
  4. BarryFree

    Mad Reel Services

    I bought three reels to be serviced at Turners and found out after waiting an hour for them to open (Internet 9am and store 10am) found they dont service reels only spool them. Upset, another customer recommended Alejandro.He is fast and Great! 2 day turnaround for me. Inland Empire...
  5. BarryFree

    Good Report! The Islander used to be my go to boat, but it dropped out of sight for a while...

    Good Report! The Islander used to be my go to boat, but it dropped out of sight for a while. Will try to get back on it. Love the boat. Believe it was the Red Rooster II before.
  6. BarryFree

    Offshore Oceanside95 Weekend Wrap 08/22/21

    Cool, I picked middle bunk close to stern. Found bunking layouts here for several Socal boats. Google: Boat-Bunk-Layouts-Rev-6-April-2018
  7. BarryFree

    Offshore Oceanside95 Weekend Wrap 08/22/21

    South Bay Anglers Club went on the Oceanside95 for a 2 day fishing adventure in US waters. Checked in with Matt and confirmed my earlier bunk request F8 (Fate). Weather was good and the plan was to fish for BFT/YFT day one and YT and Dodo's via patty hopping day two. I bagged three Bluefin and...
  8. BarryFree

    Offshore Just curious? Covid 19 Breakouts on Sport Boats

    I am 62 and did a full day with bunks a couple of weeks ago to test the waters and was fine. Fishermen were COVID conscious and I washed my hands every chance I got. When I got home I stripped and showered careful not to bring any germs into the house in an effort to protect my wife, leaving...
  9. BarryFree

    Offshore Offshore Yellowwfin

    Great report, had me hanging off my seat!
  10. BarryFree

    Offshore Ocean Odyssey Overnight 8-25,26

    Nice write up! Decided to take your advice and bought some #4 hooks and #4 light wire live bait hooks (these look pretty flimsy but willing to try). Will team up with 15, 17 and 20# flouro to see which gets bit best. Thanks for the tip!
  11. BarryFree

    Offshore So, I went fishing again...

    Oh and beware of the hooks made in China if you purchase online, they claim to be 3x 4x and you could almost bend them with your hand.
  12. BarryFree

    Comment by 'BarryFree' in media 'A Joe Charter'

    That's me in the bottom front right with Tony Braidman from Xtremebraid
  13. BarryFree

    Seeker SS C ULUA 100-10' CT

    Bought last year from Seeker. Been on one boat ride "Like New" Beautiful jigging stick, had Turk head wrap done at factory. Had name put on which you can barely see pics (Barry Free) Retails for $427 at The Longfin, now for $300 firm. Local pickup only in the Inland Empire from Corona to Moreno...
  14. A Joe Charter

    A Joe Charter

    Had plenty of fun with experienced crew and fishermen on the Chief 2.5 Day!
  15. Xtremebraid Team

    Xtremebraid Team

    Team XB Nails 3 out of 6 BFT caught on this 2.5 day trip on the Chief.
  16. Mine

    Mine

    My first BFT this year on the Chief 2.5 day caught on 200gram neon flatfall, Talica 16ii 80/100 flouro and seeker 1x3
  17. BarryFree

    Offshore TL;DR 3.5 days of EPIC on the PAC VOY

    Great trip! Pictures and Story awesome! Thanks for sharing had me on the edge of my seat.
  18. BarryFree

    Comment by 'BarryFree' in media 'Wahoo!'

    Yes, I photoshopped the blood off the boat deck to make pic a little less bloody.
  19. Wahoo!

    Wahoo!

    From a panga in Gordo Banks near Cabo San Lucas
  20. Intro to Ocean fishing in the 80's

    Intro to Ocean fishing in the 80's

    Just starting my voyage...
  21. Jackpot

    Jackpot

    On the Condor Yes that is a baby dodo in his mouth
  22. BarryFree

    Comment by 'BarryFree' in media 'Joined The Big 60 Club'

    Trying to get lean and mean again.
  23. Joined The Big 60 Club

    Joined The Big 60 Club

    60 is the new 40?
  24. XtremeBraid from Tony the Braidman!

    XtremeBraid from Tony the Braidman!

    Tony the Braidman (gonna start calling him Mr. Jackpot) and fishing bud! Sporting Pro-gear reels and custom Seeker Rods
  25. BarryFree

    Would you toss your bent rod in the ocean?

    I recall watching video's of fishing for jumbo yellow fin tuna where the fishermen would jump onto a skiff and chase it down and also some would connect their soon to be spooled rod to another rod and then toss the now connected rod in the ocean and continue to fight the fish with a fresh rod...
  26. BarryFree

    What to expect early sept 2.5 day

    From what I understand, the game plan is to fish south for dodo, yt and yft. Depending on how we do, we as a team vote to fish the jumbo's or not. I am bringing everything. 2 - jumbo setups and everything else from 60 - 20# Love to catch the smaller grade on my Lexa400
  27. BarryFree

    What to expect early sept 2.5 day

    Same time as my trip on the Chief...
  28. BarryFree

    Offshore Limits On The Tribute 8/13

    Skipjack is "Chunk light tuna"
  29. BarryFree

    Aquagang Hyperfall - Any Feedback?

    I just picked one up today. I also picked up a few assist hooks which I plan to affix to the front making it 3 hooks. Been reading last week that the big hooks that folks have been replacing the stock hooks with have been ripping holes resulting in more pulled hooks. So I will be adding assist...
  30. BarryFree

    Avet MXL 2 Speed lock up

    I have the AVET 5/2 HXW Raptor and from the beginning it would occassionally lockup and I found that rapping the butt of the fishing rod sharply on the deck would unstick it. Also the 2 speed was disengaging automatically but then somehow fixed itself. I have never caught a fish on it, but...
  31. BarryFree

    Offshore Liberty 4-26. A day later. Load got bigger and fish got smaller

    I have been pondering whether to use mono between my braid and flouro thinking the less knots, the lesser chance of knot failure. I have been also pondering whether to increase my flouro from 5' to 20 - 40'. It seems that there may be more tangles with short leaders (IMO). So there are two...
  32. BarryFree

    Offshore Mustang Party Boat Crew

    Beg to differ, I would not bring a Marlin setup or a cow killer setup on a White sea Bass trip.
  33. BarryFree

    Offshore Mustang Party Boat Crew

    Got a chance to fish the Mustang out of H&M Landing on Friday Nov 24th on a 1.5 day. I figured it would be a parking lot since the hot biting BFT had trips popping up left and right. I thought the pressure on the fish would be too much and it was. The boat caught 17 or 23 smaller grade BFT. My...
  34. BarryFree

    Aww the Spacific Ocean...

    Aww the Spacific Ocean...
  35. YFT

    YFT

    The Freedom
  36. Got Tuna?

    Got Tuna?

    On the Sea Adventure 80 2017
  37. BarryFree

    Offshore Epics November catching on Jumbo BFT limits!

    Nice report! BFT at it's finest in Socal! Bought a new cow killer this year and looking forward to popping it's cherry. Hope to get one this weekend on the Mustang.
  38. BarryFree

    Offshore Freedom was killing it!

    Booked a trip on the Freedom fishing 11/12. Saw the trip before us disembarking with 137 nice grade YFT. Chatted with a guy from that trip and he had limited saying that the fish bit everything he threw at them from 60-80 pound test when WFO. They caught over 100 in an hour on their last stop...
  39. BarryFree

    Offshore Sea Adventure 80 - 2.5 Day

    The marlin was hooked on a kelp paddy stop. He ate a sardine.
  40. BarryFree

    Offshore Sea Adventure 80 - 2.5 Day

    My friends and I were planning to go on this boat during the first week of October but I had surgery scheduled and they jumped shipped to the Ranger 85. They had the worst trip ever on the Ranger 85 on a 3.5 and got 1.5-day comp passes, smh. I scheduled after my Gastric Sleeve surgery on 2 Oct...
  41. BarryFree

    Offshore Ocean Odyssey 1.5 -- All Alone Out There

    Awesome right up! Thanks for the report
  42. BarryFree

    Understanding Drag on reels

    25 should not need more than 50 at Sunset
  43. BarryFree

    Offshore 10/7 Big Bluefin on Flat Fall @ SCI

    Almost looks like my tackle less a few hooks
  44. BarryFree

    7 Days on the Rooster

    Great report! My kind of write up. With you every step.
  45. BarryFree

    Offshore 10/7 Big Bluefin on Flat Fall @ SCI

    I have both. Reason I asked is folks have been saying that the knockoffs sometimes fail at the eye tye in front of the eyes. Thus eye use a hook assist tied to the line and a strong hook on the lure tail. I have both. Reason I asked is folks have been saying that the knockoffs sometimes fail at...
  46. BarryFree

    Offshore 10/7 Big Bluefin on Flat Fall @ SCI

    Awesome catch! was that a knockoff flatfall or a shimano?
  47. BarryFree

    Offshore ToadsToadsOnly Unicorn’s Grazing the Blue Pacific

    Awesome job! Was starting to think the Jumbo's left town. What day was this?
  48. BarryFree

    Offshore Oceanside 95 - BEST DAY EVER--LIMITS OF TOAD BFT!

    Wow seems like the 1/0 hooks would be tiny compared to the size of fish, used 3/0 last year
  49. BarryFree

    Offshore 9/5 Ass kicking and a half and a PB

    The mustad daemon hooks are small compared to others, I got some 3/0's and they are the smallest of my 3/0's can't see them hooking a Jumbo 100# + tuna but will give them a try.
  50. BarryFree

    Flat fall set up

    can't be chewed through if they don't swallow it, Back to the old question, swivel at jig or not? will it affect the jig action?
  51. BarryFree

    Flat fall set up

    I have mine similar. I just bought stainless steel chafe tube, looks like yours is clear plastic? from where? I used #9 split ring, but just ordered some #10. I also have an assist hook in front. Will the weakest link be from the swivel to the line going to the reel? What kind of knot do you use...
  52. BarryFree

    The one that got away...

    Before there was the 2 dorado limit I was fishing in Cabo. We were somewhere near the arches and the panga stopped on a school of dorado. The water was clear and I could see the fish right under the boat. I dropped my bait right in front of the biggest fish and he ate it! Minutes later I had...
  53. BarryFree

    Offshore 3 days that lasted forever

    Yeah the Glouster folks are used to worse weather as the Atlantic is rougher
  54. BarryFree

    Offshore El Skunko 9/7 limits of wind and whitecaps

    I have been there, looks like better weather forecast for the weekend and today.
  55. BarryFree

    Offshore 9/5 Ass kicking and a half and a PB

    Great job you two! Thanks for the detailed good advice!
  56. BarryFree

    Offshore LIMITS (60) Bluefin 90-160lb on the Ranger 85 1.5 day

    Awesome report! Going out on Saturday. Were sliding glowing sinkers used with the live bait, sardines or squid? Was the 100# or 130# being bit as easy as the 60# or 80#?
  57. BarryFree

    Offshore Aztec tanker BFT at Tanner 11/7

    Fish are not line shy so 60, 80, 100 no problem?
  58. BarryFree

    Offshore Aztec tanker BFT at Tanner 11/7

    I have been on the Freedom where they had full bait; squid, chovies and dines. Funny sometimes the BFT won't touch the squid and only want the dines and vice versa.
  59. BarryFree

    Fishing the Jumbo's, use Rail or Fighting Belt/Harness?

    I witnessed a kid on a kite fish on the PQ fight a kite fish on a bucket they provided over 225# kid 140#
  60. BarryFree

    Fishing the Jumbo's, use Rail or Fighting Belt/Harness?

    Going after the Jumbo's again this year, now they seem to be bigger and meaner. I am a big guy and I don't think I have the mobility to get up and down and fight the fish on my knees like I see some do on the rail, so I am kind of leaning towards a harness. I am game to try the rail, but after 2...
  61. BarryFree

    Offshore Jigging with Shimano flat falls aboard the Pacific Star 2 day trip

    No shame in your game, like your go getter attitude!
  62. BarryFree

    Offshore Pacific Star 8/20-8/23 2.5 day

    How was your stay on the Pacific Star? Thinking about it...
  63. BarryFree

    Offshore Fished the Condor 8/5

    Yes jackpot was $20 each
  64. BarryFree

    Offshore Fished the Condor 8/5

    Boarded the boat right before 8pm to leave at 9pm. Got the double bunk in advance huge bunk. Told my buddy to call and get a double but he opted for a stateroom bunk and was not happy, lol. We started fishing at the crack of dawn, trolling in search of kelp patties. First fish was a rat...
  65. BarryFree

    Shimano is smart

    Just came from Turners Corona, they have a whole mess of 250G Neon flatfalls @ $14.99. Taka's in Anaheim will probably have them too as they have a whole mess of glow in the dark stuff.
  66. BarryFree

    Shimano is smart

    Knockoffs are still available on ebay from alltackledepot http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&toolid=10001&campid=5336488034&icep_item=172304324453 http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&toolid=10001&campid=5336488034&icep_item=181834356653
  67. BarryFree

    Offshore New Lo-An 1.5 Day (7/31-8/02)

    Great report, will troll purple feathers and jig mint green this weekend.
  68. BarryFree

    Offshore Condor 1.5 Day 7/31

    From the fish counts it looks like you can keep 5 YT and 2 Dorado
  69. BarryFree

    Offshore Condor 1.5 Day 7/31

    But what if you didn't have your limit, say you only had 2, does that mean you can't catch 3 more?
  70. BarryFree

    Offshore Condor 1.5 Day 7/31

    So what if I stop YT fishing at 3 if they are the smaller grade and only bring up large YT after that? say I cut the lines of fish I don't plan on keeping? or bounce and throw back?
  71. BarryFree

    Aw the Specific Ocean...

    Aw the Specific Ocean...
  72. BarryFree

    Need to add ho's to my on call list

    Hi! I am looking to Ho lol. Just sold my skipjack and in between boats. I can trailer, captain(unlicensed), deckhand, fish and clean. Check my profile please. I also have another fishing buddy, Tony Braidman who sells fishing braid that is always eager to fish. We would work well with you. Barry...
  73. BarryFree

    Offshore Pacific Queen gets a few BFT on Kite, 1 over 200 pounds

    yes only that fisher that caught the fish keeps the fish
  74. BarryFree

    Offshore Pacific Queen gets a few BFT on Kite, 1 over 200 pounds

    On the PQ When a kite gets bit, the captain draws a number out of a hat and the lucky fisher gets to fight the fish.
  75. BarryFree

    Offshore Pacific Queen gets a few BFT on Kite, 1 over 200 pounds

    Do you like weiners? Do me a favor and get a life troll, lol!
  76. BarryFree

    Offshore Pacific Queen gets a few BFT on Kite, 1 over 200 pounds

    Fished the PQ on Saturday 1.5 trip. They landed one huge BFT at dusk on a kite followed by a second one minutes after the first was landed. Don't recall the official count. Tried to Cam it but my cam was off more than it was on, I got the watch switch band wet, I guess. Got a little footage of...
  77. BarryFree

    10 Lobster Traps/Hoops - $120 (Anaheim/Corona)

    SOLD
  78. BarryFree

    Daiwa SS5000 Japan

    I picked up one of these and put 65# braid on it. I cleaned it up and probably will put carbon drags on soon. From what I read they are supposed to be pretty strong reels. Going to see how it does in a couple of weeks fishing for mexico yellowtail.
  79. BarryFree

    Sean schools the Old Man at Catalina 6/5 to 6/8 - big yellows!

    Nice report! Fishing squid? guess I will be heading out to Catalina soon to try my luck, lol.
  80. BarryFree

    The moment that you fell in love with fishing

    I was a foster child and this is an excerpt from my book, "Foster Child": When I got a little older, around 9, Daddy Fleetwood took my cousin Dwayne and I fishing and target shooting. We dug up earthworms in the yard the day before fishing for bait. Then we left early in the morning for upstate...
  81. BarryFree

    3/4 ideas for charter

    Don't know about the Triton, captain can be a dick. I saw him push folks off a spot totally messed up.
  82. BarryFree

    Introducing the Pelagic Red Crab Flat Fall

    Where can I get some of those Finsane? I found them on warbaits.com
  83. BarryFree

    3/4 ideas for charter

    The San Diego out of Seaforth. They catch fish and the crew is awesome. I have seen them work out all tangles on hot bites and didn't see one lost fish or cut line. I have been on a couple of trips with them and caught limits!
  84. BarryFree

    Tribute or pac Queen ?

    I would choose the Pacific Queen but most times I have to park across the street. The Tribute bunk room was cramped so I elected to stay in the galley. Get there early to get a decent bunk. The PQ seems to always do well also. Parking at Seaforth is so much easier and free for the Tribute.
  85. BarryFree

    Shimano Talica 25 /Salty Dawg rail rod

    Betting the monster bluefin tuna will be back in socal this year, they have been showing for 2 years in a row and didn't move on til December 2016. Saving up
  86. BarryFree

    Comment by 'BarryFree' in media 'IMG_1459'

    Way to go Tito!
  87. 1979-Skipjack-20-Trailer1

    1979-Skipjack-20-Trailer1

    My Skippy
  88. Yellowtail

    Yellowtail

    Yellows from Punta Colonet
  89. Lobster

    Lobster

    Lobster Limites
  90. BarryFree

    10/20 Catalina Full Speed Lobster

    Real nice, How deep? Going to hit CI West tomorrow
  91. BarryFree

    One opening for tomorrow Catalina Lobster hooping/fishing

    Leave HB 11AM 10/22/16 return early Sunday AM. Fishing 3 guys. Check my details.
  92. BarryFree

    I'm going hooping/fishing tomorrow!

    I'm going hooping/fishing tomorrow!
  93. BarryFree

    Looking for Boat Ho/Bud to Fish/Hoop Catalina

    Name: Barry - Older Christian, funloving, young at heart, happily married former Marine. Location: Anaheim - Launch HB - Fish 2-3 max Availability: Weekends and occasional weekday Contact Info: [email protected] Smoke/Drink?:No Smoking/Yes Rules: no sleeping until we are done. I got up early...
  94. BarryFree

    Looking for Boat Ho's/Buds to fish with on my boat - Lobster Hooping too

    Name: Barry - Older Christian, funloving, young at heart, happily married former Marine. Location: Anaheim - Launch HB - Fish 2-3 max Availability: Weekends and occasional weekday Contact Info: [email protected] Smoke/Drink?:No Smoking/Yes Rules: no sleeping until we are done. I got up early...
  95. BarryFree

    Hooping or Fishing....

    Hit me up ASAP. Looking to do some hooping.
  96. BarryFree

    Ready to hoop

    Ready to hoop
  97. BarryFree

    Ride Sharing / Boat Ho List

    Name: Barry - Older Christian, funloving, young at heart, happily married former Marine. Location: Anaheim - Launch HB - Fish 2-3 max Availability: Weekends and occasional weekday Contact Info: [email protected] Smoke/Drink?:No Smoking/Yes Rules: no sleeping until we are done. I got up early...
  98. BarryFree

    Ride Sharing / Boat Ho List

    I will have to steal some of your verbage, great stuff!
  99. BarryFree

    Ride Sharing / Boat Ho List

    I will have to steal some of your verbage, great stuff!
  100. BarryFree

    Ride Sharing / Boat Ho List

    Would like to chat with you.
  101. BarryFree

    Offshore producer producing fish counts

    Sounds like something those dummies would do
  102. BarryFree

    Offshore Wacked them at the Coronado Islands on the San Diego 3/4 day

    The crew on the San Diego is Awesome, was on a similar trip last year and they are top notch in resolving tangles and not losing any fish. True Professionals! Have all new gear and going out on this boat this Saturday to see if we can slay em again!
  103. BarryFree

    FOR WHAT ITS WORTH (GLITTLER)

    I think I will try these. They are 1/8" next size larger is 1/4" http://www.bulkglitters.com/craft-glitter-by-the-pound-colossal-flake-silver-moonlight/
  104. BarryFree

    Offshore Wahoo 9-22

    I have several Jet Heads, what size worked for your wahoo?
  105. BarryFree

    Fish reports

    I use biteson.com
  106. BarryFree

    Anybody need 2 boat ho's this thurs/fri/sat 5/7 - 5/9?

    I am in Orange County and pondering going out this weekend weather permitting. What do you think conditions will be like?
  107. BarryFree

    looking for a fishing buddy my boat or yours

    You still fishing and boating?
  108. BarryFree

    24 skippy FB.

    http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/24-skippy-for-sale.575581/
  109. backintheday

    backintheday

    NiceTuna!
  110. BarryFree

    Semper Fi Devil Dog!~

    Semper Fi Devil Dog!~
  111. BarryFree

    Looking to make new fishing buddies

    Looking to make new fishing buddies
  112. Fish5

    Fish5

    In Heaven!
  113. Fish4

    Fish4

    Cabo Marlin
  114. fish3

    fish3

    Cabo Honeymoon turned into a fishing trip,lol!
  115. fish2

    fish2

    The ocean fishing fever starts...
  116. Fish

    Fish

    Jackpot Yellowtail
  117. BarryFree

    TODD SUPERBAG BAIT BAG

    Do you still have this item? how does it keep bait alive?
  118. BarryFree

    New Props For A 24ft SkipJack Flybridge

    Just got a 24' Skipjack flybridge and took it in to K & H Marine service where I was told that if you hit something with a SS prop it could damage your drive and suggested I stick with Aluminum. He knows the man who created the boat and will be giving him a call to see what prop he suggest for...
  119. Fishing for the Big Ones

    Fishing for the Big Ones

    Loving it!~
  120. BarryFree

    Weekend Fishing

    Do you have a seat available? How much? [email protected]
  121. BarryFree

    NEED 1 FOR SATURDAY 5.23.09 YELLOWTAIL

    Let me know if you need another body for one of these trips. Thanks, [email protected]