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    Offshore 3 day report: 8/9-12-> Vagabond

    Another great trip on the Vagabond. Just got in this AM and had to get straight to work. Great boat and they got it done again. Left bait barge Mon 1 pm with a load of mid sized deans. Went to the grounds inside of San Clemente Is. with Catalina on the horizon. Same area all the other boats...
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    Quick Lupe report

    Just got back yesterday AM from Lupe fishing on the Vagabond on a 6 day Penn sponsored trip. It gets said a lot but I'll say it again. Great boat, captain, and crew. Mike Lackey was driving this trip again( done it last 8 ish years ). Good weather at the island but rougher going to and going...
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    news says Relentless sunk today

    fyi here is the link
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    Penn & Tackle Days @ Fishermans Landing on 11/7 9 am

    Hi Steve. Are you going to be at the tackle days at Fishermans Landing ? not sure if you will have a Penn booth there but see you on the speaker schedule twice. See you will be talking "jig fishing" so will be there to hear more of slow pitch if it is in the 9:30 am presentation. For others...
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    Offshore NEed help - online yearly Mex Lic

    Using the SAC website to link to the MExican Goverments online purchase of a yearlong fishing license. Tackle shops do not sell them - they refer you to the online system. Never had a problem in the past. Just now Am Tue 7/28, the website gives me this 502 Bad Gateway When I try to pay for...
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    Problem w/ MEx fish license webpage

    Usinbg the SAC website to link to the MExican Goverments online purchase a fishing license. Never had a problem in the past. Just now 10:45 Am Tue 7/28, the website gives me this 502 Bad Gateway When I try to pay for the year long license. all info is entered correctly and accepted by the...
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    Any news ? - Penn Vagabond trip in 4 days

    Hi Steve. Exactly four days till departure to the minute. Wondering if you have any new news about our trip or things to bring ? Appears Lupe is not in the picture as I noticed my online balance just got a credit back equal to the Lupe fee. Hope I am wrong though. Starting top pack today...
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    Sun 6/21 Nados report

    Was out fishing with my fishing club, the San Diego Anglers, on the Vendetta, with Ray and crew. Another fun day on the water. The number of private boaters seemed to equal the number of sportboats fishing the islands today. 15+ sport boats there today - maybe 40 ish boats total but it was...
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    landings say we are opening

    pt loma office and also Rick Maxa at fishermans landing say we are a go fir this week call them
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    need help & trick for removing handle: Fathom 25NLD2

    EDIT JUNE 1st - figured it out and got the part off. will post pics. Removed the shift button and got down to the part that is supposed to slide off the 2 metal pins whose tops are showing in the picture below. Anyone have any tips on getting them to come off ? Could not find online help...
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    NEw FAthom 25NLD2 - greasing/degreasing ?

    Hi Steve. Just got another 25 last week. I can't tell when it was made ( box bar code has "ver 1" ). My question deals with how they grease them NOW as we have talked much of earlier years, etc. Have they changed to less grease since the earlier models or are they still greasing them the same...
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    Tunanorth(county) - need recc on pole

    hi Steve. Slowly but surely getting ready for all my trips. got a 7 day in June on the Vagabond to start. 2 part question: reels but mainly focusing on a pole. Needed a little more in my lighter line reels. Have a fathom 15 & 25 2 speed level drags( plus similar 15 of "other brand"...
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    Offshore Shelter Island Launch ramp closed SAt 1 pm

    late post but thought it may help some. The Port Authority had Shelter Island Launch Ramp closed at 1pm yesterday due to THE LOT BEING FULL.. New social distancing for parked trucks w/trailers has them utilizing fewer of the parking spaces by keeping them apart. So when they determine no...
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    Update - Shelter Island Launch ramp CLOSED sat 1 Pm

    late post but thought it may help some. The Port Authority had Shelter Island Launch Ramp closed at 1pm yesterday due to THE LOT BEING FULL.. New social distancing for parked trucks w/trailers has them utilizing fewer of the parking spaces by keeping them apart. So when they determine no...
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    need diagram help HX 5/2-MC raptor

    Avet new phone hours but can change @ anytime. Mon, Wed, Fri. 7 to #30 pacific time. No walk throughs. Tougher to get through to them to ask ? on phone. No response via emails Will be doing work myself, so not taking it to a shop ( not the solution I am looking for now). I have an older...
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    Offshore San Diego City - some fishing OK starting Monday AM

    posted this in Inshore forum too just now. Latest news update this am had lifeguard/police announce beaches & bays open to fishing BUT .... in the CITY OF SAN DIEGO ONLY. Some other North County beaches amy be opeing too. Solana Bean and Del Mar not opening yet. ,,,,,,,..... CAN NOT used a...
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    City of San Diego - some fishing OK starting Monday AM

    Latest news update this am had lifeguard/police announce beaches & bays open to fishing BUT .... in the CITY OF SAN DIEGO ONLY. Some other North County beaches amy be opeing too. Solana Bean and Del Mar not opening yet. ,,,,,,,..... CAN NOT used a motorized vessel yet - that is in phase 2 w/...
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    Offshore Monday 9/30 report- full day club charter on Liberty

    Lots of looking, not much finding. Some skip jack to start the day off. At least some fish coming over the rail. More skippies later, some on the troll w/some bait. Cloudy AM hitting a smaller purple colored skirt troll lure. Later on sunny & warm, still hitting dark color but also...
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    Steve, want rod recc after our Penn Lupe trip

    Steve: here is your answer to someone's 800H rod ? As you know, I only check to see which reels the anglers are using, that's why I added "or equivalent". Being able to cast was important, and 7-footers don't always get your sardine out far enough. MY QUESTION: Going through my fishing notes...
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    Steve - DAy @ Docks update - specials

    Any Idea on specials going on for Penn. Slammer 3 7500 for me as it was sold out at Fred Hall Might even get the 4500 @ same time Another Friend wants a 16 VISX. Can you let all know what specials may be happening for this event and where we might go to see the ads before the event starts...
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    Ur thoughts about reel covers

    Hi Steve. Looking forward to the 5.5 day on the Vag. 9 days and counting and coming fast. :D Think you can post now about the PENN trip as Mike is happy. This morning( Sun 7/22) the Vagabond returned from a great 4 day trip. There were 26 Bluefin Tuna ranging from 140 lbs to 277 lbs for 25...
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    late report: 3 day ending Wed 7/18

    Fished the main area where everybody is near the 43. Fish are all over. schools a mile wide or more with the meter solid red & some are BFT mixed sized ( 20 to 200+ # ) plus some mixed BFT( 20 to 200+ # ) & YFT ( 20 - 40# for us). Picky bite on bait as we had large sardine mainly ( not huge)...
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    NEws on the Penn 6 day @ start of August on Vagabond ?

    Hi Steve. Just looking over the posts on your other trips this summer & fall and did not see anything about the Vagabond PENN trip. When will you start postng tidbits of info up about it ? I know Mike rearranged a few early trips due to the re-power ( I wanted the 6 day @ end of June but...
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    ordering a Penn Fathom 40 handle

    Steve, I have been waiting a while for a replacement handle for my Fathom 40 2 speed. Are these back ordered or in low supply ? My local SD reel service place has been waiting 3 weeks for one to come in and nothing yet. I still have 2 - 3 weeks before a Guadalupe trip and hope one will come...
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    not fish but fyi on weather this weekend

    from NOAA and tropical storm Lidia. Stay safe Storm Special! View the latest observations near Atlantic Hurricane Irma as of Advisory Number 13 @ 1100 AM AST Sat Sep 02 2017 and East Pacific Tropical Storm Lidia as of Intermediate Advisory Number 16A @ 1200 PM MDT Sat Sep 02 2017. National...
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    not fish but fyi on weather this weekend

    from NOAA and tropical storm Lidia. Stay safe edit: added 30 to 60 miles out at top. coast to 30 miles out at bottom Waters from San Mateo point to the Mexican Border Extending 30 to 60 nm out including San Clemente Island- 1012 AM PDT Sat Sep 2 2017 ...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT...
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    Trying to order Touque 7 spin reel

    Put in an order before the 4th of July at a local San Diego tackle shop for one. Hoping I could get it for a trip tomorrow. They just called and said Penn is back ordered for a month to 2 months. Hope I get it before my 5 day now at the start of August. Anyone know anything about Penn being...
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    Offshore 3 day trip report June 23-26

    Thousands of blue fin of various sizes up puddling around ( cows too) - great view to see..... but after a while of them not biting anything it gets old. Slow fishing with I think 3 blue fin ( 60 ish pounds and 2 @ 30 ish), 1 YFT football (troll) & 1 [email protected] 15 lbs, 4 YT in the 15 lbs range and...
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    ? for you Steve. Spining reel/rod combo

    Finally getting around to shopping. Was on last 5 day Penn trip in Aug on the Vag & used your popper set up to win one of the 2 speed Fathoms you gave away. Thanks again. Saw where Buzz used it for the big bluefin. Looking for a popper set up. Want 100 lb braid capability with the higher...
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    Anyone have a report: 10 day on vagabond that returned last Thursday - San Diego Anglers charter?

    Could not make it to meet the Boat Thursday AM due to work. thanks
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    What not to catch - can I get confirmation

    Bold is from me. Not bold from email. If you can confirm the filleting thing, please reply. I am in a fishing club(stays unnamed) and just got an FYI email letting us know that Cal Dept Fish & Game was at Seaforth Landing inspecting sportboats coming in from fishing on Thursday. They are...
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    Torrey Pines AM 7/17

    fished from 7:30 to 11:30 just south of the State parking lot at tower # 1. Sight fishing corbina and saw many all morning in close but could not get them to bite. Saw most in 4- 6 inches of water just 10 to 20 feet off the edge of the water. I was using very large 5 inch ghost shrimp I...
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    Quick FRI PM Twilight trip SD - Seaforth

    Friday Nite Twilight with San Diego Anglers family on the New Seaforth - mainly fun for the kids. Forgot the exact water temp but I think it was 69 ish. Bait = Nice 5 inch chovies plus smaller versions & cut squid. Chovies worked fine and we had a constant pick on the calicos with a few...
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    1 opening 10 day on the Vagabond Oct 20th

    Due to work difficulties(the boss), I am unable to go on the 10 day charter sponsored by the San Diego anglers. Trip info: Sunday, October 20th-30th: 10-Day Charter (Vagabond, Point Loma Sportfishing) Cost: $3,315. This is a limited load trip with only 16 people on board and that means...
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    point loma to TJ report

    Water rolled on Point Loma kelp to 59 degrees this AM so we headed south instead of fishing the kelp line. Annual trip where San Diego Anglers Club takes kids from the Muscular Distrophy Association out fishing. We got a late start fishing wise around 9 or 10 AM. Stopped at three spots on...
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    Offshore 8/16, 302 ish YFT, Dodo, alby, marlin

    Might have forgot BFT in title but we were not paying attention - too busy gaffing. Tired - short report - numbers on other friends boat. Started out east of 302 trolling/paddy hopping to the west. Go 2 nice dodos on bait from a couple of paddies east of 302. Tried to find a 69 degree temp...
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    Offshore 8/9 dodo 182/226 area & warning

    Warning is for launching at shelter Island parking or lack thereof. Due to later start( forgot daughters life vest, harder for her to wake up for first offshore trip, me not trying to make her wake up at 3 AM, etc), NO PARKING SPOTS AVAILABLE at Shelter Island launch ramp at 6 ish. After...
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    Offshore 8/8 Fri - 182 YT, Dodo, ALbie

    Short report: most fish came from a bit south and east of 182 to a bit south of 182. water was in the 72 degree range. 42/34 = small dodo(bleeder) on troll.small pink/black jig. 41/39 = small dodo(bleeder) on sardine @ paddy. 41/34 = 2 yellows on sardine @ a double paddy. 40/41 = peanut...
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    Offshore 8/1 fri - YT, Albie, Blufin, dodo

    Sorry for the late report. Got home late Fri, clean fish till midnight, still smoking them now, and Sat. the kids had me busy. Plus I know most want pics and the wife misplaced the download cable. Not good pic as it was late and my daughter used the camera for the first time. Can't tell if...
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    Offshore July 3 & 4 Success Charter

    Limits for all on albacore and we had to be dragged away from them leaving them biting. Weather was outstanding, especially today, Friday. Just got back and finished icing the albacore for cleaning and smoking tomorrow(Sat). We left Wed Pm on a day and a half charter on the Success out of...
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    Offshore 8/18 coronados YT

    Quick report. For Sunday, Start your day at south kelp, then check rockpile. North Island/Pukey slow to nothing. Same middle grounds. Main action was at the South Kelp. Got there later in the AM. Slow trolling mini macs in 130 feet of water at the high spot/ridge south of the kelp...
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    Offshore 390, 371 not much

    Fished today, 8-13, Mon. All I got was a hat I found on a patty. Went to the 390 as the west fly weather was not good for my boat today. Went to a bit of cooler water a few miles above the 390. Found a break from 70 to 68.6, some birds but no marks. Saw a bunch of bluefin but they were in a...
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    Offshore NO late bite 7/25 PM @ 182

    Fished all day long except for a late start when running light switch failed. Semi quick hotwire got us out but missed grey light fishing. Started at the east side of 302 but water was warm (68.9)in the AM and we were not metering fish. Many boats but none doing much. Went to west side...
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    late report 4/14 big butt

    Sory for the LATE post. With the wind that hit Saturday night and continued Sunday, no one should have been fishing ( small craft advisory) and I figured I would post the report Sunday or so. Short report – one BIG butt from South Coronado Island on Saturday, 4-14. Pics attached Long...
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    need references for 18' boat gate

    I need names of any companies in the San Diego area who build large gates. I store my boat in the side yard of my home and need a gate that is going to be approximately 18' across and 6' high. It would be a swinging/rolling in and out gate, not one that rolls parallel to the fence/gate ...
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    Offshore 8/4 dodo & YT just west nados

    Solo trip today. Boxed an area 117.25 to 117.20 and 32.30 to 32.20. After hearing reports of fish in this area, it was the best bet. I was using up an old half tank of gas so stayed close. Many kelps in close to North Island and also west of middle grounds. Best dodo was 15#'s, other...
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    Offshore 10/16 -Hidden bank/ne 1010 - YFT, YT, Marlin

    Short report. Tired. Did not catch a marlin. For the marlin guys, saw 2. Tailer at 31 50.8 11721.2 in 72.8 degree h2o. Saw a feeder chasing small football YFT ( they were flying out of h20) at 31 51.8 117 20 .9 in 73.1 degree h2o Only one YFT, 12.4 lbs at 31 57 .2 117 18.37 in...