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    Better Photos

    BDers now putting their minds together to create the best possible content for their instagrams and Facebook. LOL The memories will be the same regardless of how professional the picture looks. I’ve got some out of focus photos taken with a disposable camera in the 90s that make me relive the...
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    For Sale Harnell, Sabre, Calstar rods

    It’s sold. But I believe it was 9ft
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    Ideal arsenal for a seven day to the lupe.

    I take a 20yr old 90j missing two guides and a Newell 336 held on with hose clamps and half full of 5yr old 40lb izor And a handful of fucked up looking 7x with the rustiest hooks and multiple dings from being beaten with dykes until they swim right. If they don’t wanna eat that I don’t wanna...
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    For Sale Candybar and Newellie...price drop

    Made from some kind of plastic composite? Like the reels?
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    For Sale Candybar and Newellie...price drop

    What’s the story on Newellite jigs?
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    Time to hang that banner

    Aren’t you in your 20s?
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    How Tight are Your Rubbers?

    and boots don't???? LOL Not like this Buckle up
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    Time to hang that banner

    Class of?
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    How Tight are Your Rubbers?

    I buy a bag of tube socks from CVS before each trip and use the inserts as well. Huuuge difference for the better.
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    RR-3 Lupe very short report.

    Welcome to Mexico. Pay your mordida, get home alive.
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    Any lakes or ponds

    Nothing in San Juan cap unless you can sneak onto golf courses. Two HOA lakes in Lake Forest but security will kick you out this time of year. Woodbridge in Irvine Mile Square Park El Dorado Laguna Niguel Lake
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    Cabo San Lucas Fishing

    Guys on the east coast have been flying the kite for decades. I remember doing it for bluefin on the Excel in 1995. Renegade Mike might have been one of the first charters in Cabo to do it regularly, but saying he pioneered the kite is incorrect.
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    Thinking About Quitting

    Sell the boat. Fish LR and 6pack Buy a bass boat and get skilled with the green bass if you are itching to trailer something.
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    Manny Silva's Jig Stick

    The seller is an OG. Willing to bet he’s selling because he can’t use it the way it should be used anymore. Guys who walked the walk usually want to see stuff like this stay in the community.
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    Would you toss your bent rod in the ocean?

    Randy on the excel was mid 90s Back when it was “The Qualifier Excel” That’s some back in the day stuff.
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    Would you toss your bent rod in the ocean?

    Used to be pretty common back when mono was the norm. I wouldn’t sweat it. Backup rods were winches and the crew wasn’t fucking around when a big fish was on the line.
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    2nd annual Tow Down

    Might be able to get some SoCal guys interested in a reciprocal trip up north.
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    Short Billed Spearfish?

    I’ve heard they are really good eating
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    Lies by Nat Geo on Sharks vs. Tuna

    More than likely the writer/producer of the video just didn’t do their research and pulled those numbers out of thin air.
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    Sometimes you must take the FAT GIRLS home from the ranch, this big girl has not skipped a meal. #To

    There are a handful of reports on BD showing guys in CC’s under 22’ and even whalers catching big bluefin in the last couple years.
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    What are we doing with the SkipJacks???

    First 48 hours is great Next 48 it’s good for tuna salad After that it’s lobster bait or fertilizer
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    Pound for pound

    50lb Calico vs a 50lb razor gilled bottom dorado (white fish)
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    whoo specials

    32 jigs going out sounds safe.
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    Fish it, or Frame it?

    Fish it. Or don’t.
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    Pound for pound

    Most of id settle for a 100lb large mouth.
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    Y'all Remember the Old BD

    He came over to my place when he got his new Smart Car. He was wearing it like a roller skate.
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    Y'all Remember the Old BD

    Next you’re gonna say you didn’t realize Cuda was actually a 65yr old Jewish woman named Shoshana.
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    Y'all Remember the Old BD

    You guys still haven’t realized Sneekee and Ellie May were the same skinny white boy playing two different characters? Jason and Ali had to get really creative to keep the membership growing and the click counts up when they started monetizing the site. They hired a goofy little gender confused...
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    Y'all Remember the Old BD

    Fuck that guy. Real talk.
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    Pound for pound

    It would probably make 1 50yd run and then die of a heart attack.
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    Pound for pound

    A 300lb Skipjack would need to be harpooned with Barrels and chased like Jaws. Catch one 300lb Bonita and sink it somewhere secret for the hottest lobster spot all season.
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    Y'all Remember the Old BD

    I heard he got AIDS
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    Y'all Remember the Old BD

    The photo-chops with all the buckets of fried chicken :rofl:
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    Y'all Remember the Old BD

    Said saluter is doing 40 to life currently
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    8/15 Longfin from SCI

    Be sure to engage the clicker on that fancy new TLD you got there...
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    whoo specials

    Was it jig fishing only or something? What made it different from any other trip to the Revillas?
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    Limits On The Tribute 8/13

    Skipjack, bonito, yellowfin, tongol, etc. Anything schoolie sized they can wrap up. Freeze, cut, can and sell.
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    8/15 Longfin from SCI

    Nothing but squiders and cork handle rods shoulder to shoulder from bow to stearn
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    Best and worst months for 15 day trip.

    Can’t say I’ve been on a January trip that didn’t get a least a few skinnies. Some years they were thick at the bank too.
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    Best and worst months for 15 day trip.

    Some of the best fishing I ever took part in was at night at Hurricane bank. One trip we had almost no fish during the day but at night it was on fire.
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    8/15 Longfin from SCI

    Never understood why people got so worked up over those greasy little things.
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    8/15 Longfin from SCI

    Mystery thunnus always entertain
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    Any heavy equipment operators on BD?

    union / non union, shoot me a PM if you’re a heavy equipment operator or involved in that industry in some way. *not looking for work*
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    Best and worst months for 15 day trip.

    If I had to choose I’d go with the January/February trips.
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    CBDs in Mexico?

    The chemical in weed that gets you high
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    Best and worst months for 15 day trip.

    Been on January 15 day trips and May 15 day trips, both awesome.
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    Making Flying Fish?

    Turn on all the lights you have at night and be ready with a net
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    First long range trip advice

    I’d personally like to see Junkyard Bob and Art Green on that trip. Maybe throw in ol’ Coach just for fun. It would make for a good reality show. Like survivor but instead of being voted off a surly octogenarian would elbow over the cap rail.
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    What is your dream gun?

    Rhodesian FAL with some bodies on it.
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    Intrepid Fish Report

    Having spent a trip with a brutal case of the pukes I too appreciate a clean boat inside and out.
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    Pacific Quest is on the rocks

    Someone fell asleep at the helm according to a person who actually knows what happened.
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    Bluefin on the plastic squid thing 8/11

    Copy + new name + patent = get paid. Jason’s squishy flyer, newest big bluefin must have bait.
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    turn left or turn right

    Turn left I’m not trying to start a YouTube channel.
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    Sound the Alarm for Orcas

    If they start issuing seal tags over the counter you’ll get tons of revenue from out of state hunters traveling up there to 10x a couple.
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    Pacific Queen- Redemption- I got 2 Cows and a jumbo!

    Wow 20 in the past 3 years, you must have your own website by now, where can I sign up?I appreciate you’ve caught a few fish and learned a bit but sooner or later you’ll look back on posts like the one I quoted and cringe a bit. And for the record yes. I have seen what happens to a Yummee flyer...
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    Lost gear at marina Del Ray boat launch

    The best recovery missions don’t involve the PD
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    So I got this old rod... crap or keep?

    Those have killed lots of fish. Put it to work.
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    Pacific Queen- Redemption- I got 2 Cows and a jumbo!

    A hook ripping a hole in the mouth of the fish has more to do with where in the mouth the hook catches than the size of the hook. Bigger hooks actually tend to stick deeper in the mouth than smaller hooks and have less chance of ripping out.
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    HAS DONALD TRUMP CLAIMED THE EPIC BLUEFIN FISHING...

    The trick to a good troll thread is being subtle....
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    Tackle ho's check in

    I actually went directly into sucking dick, bridges were a hobby at best
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    Tackle ho's check in

    A man can build a million bridges and not be called a bridge builder but if he sucks ooooone dick....
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    Long Range Boats heads and Showers

    What do you do for a living?
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    Is this a 50 wide ?

    I’d give her a hand line
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    Best LR boat/trip for an inexperenced friend

    He’ll have a good time regardless of when and where as long as he picks from the top tier operations and does a trip during a normal season. I wouldn’t suggest the day after Christmas trips or the early spring trips but just about anything else he’ll enjoy. Fall 8-10 day would be great. Late...
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    August 25-27 2018 – 2.5 day trip on the Poseidon

    No one attacked her family. The kid made a mistake and got lit up for it, same as every other business in the industry.
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    August 25-27 2018 – 2.5 day trip on the Poseidon

    Guys the Denette family has a history of running a good operation. The Poseidon is a great boat, Hunter is a young captain but he knows his stuff. No one should write off the operation because a rookie mistake was turned into a huge issue by maternal emotion. I’d fish this boat without thinking...
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    New star drag

    That isn’t my line of thought.
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    New star drag

    Do you actually believe Avet does not understand marketing in a competitive environment?
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    Poseidon; when an epic trip turns out "not so epic"

    That’s a bit much. Seems more like a young captain at a family owned operation made a mistake and one of the principles in said operation wasn’t able to put her emotions aside and make a wise business decision to remedy the problem. I have full faith the owner/operator will clean up this issue...
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    Poseidon; when an epic trip turns out "not so epic"

    In all fairness it seems mommy acted without his knowledge. I wouldn’t paint him with that brush.
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    Poseidon; when an epic trip turns out "not so epic"

    Trump derangement syndrome is reaching fever pitch. He should sell his property since he’s living rent free in the heads of millions of delusional liberal weaklings.
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    Poseidon; when an epic trip turns out "not so epic"

    It’s not attacking when her husband, son and business stepped on their own dick and people voice their displeasure about it. Hope this helps.
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    Poseidon; when an epic trip turns out "not so epic"

    Should we bring it to the captains attention that his mommy clearly has no idea how to handle client service issues? You made a bad situation (caused by your baby boy) even worse by jumping on a public forum and trying to pretend your operation is faultless. Maybe stick to running the ledger or...
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    New star drag

    It’s almost as if there could be a marketing mechanism you aren’t aware of that’s causing you to be confounded.
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    Place to beach your boat

    Nowhere near as bad as the river bro.
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    Do you shit on your boat???

    Beta male. I go to bathrooms on other floors in my office building to shit like a wolf marking its territory.
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    Cousins Rod out of business?

    Most rod manufacturers that offer replacement warranties serialize their products.
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    Pacific Star Sportfishing License Suspended

    Not trivializing your experience, my comment is true for both sides of the issue.
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    Pacific Star Sportfishing License Suspended

    Threads like this always have the best examples of poo butt soft dudes feeling like they have an opportunity to flex nuts. LOL
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    Do you shit on your boat???

    They never are. I never cared.
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    Billy K Popped My Cherry 07.26.18

    This has been around for a long time. Billy is just the first one I’ve seen start a subscription website and everything happened to coincide with several years of El Niño. The kid understands marketing and is definitely capitalizing on the same hero worship that makes people fish only certain...
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    RR-3 Lupe very short report.

    Haven’t heard of any Great Whites attacking any boats of any size. Seen lots of video and first hand experience of them chewing on outboards and sponsons etc. sharks usually figure out what something is by mouthing it a little. I’d just rather not be in a 14’ skiff if a 14’ sharks gets curious...
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    Bait fishing with a coffee grinder

    Just do something that makes him feel superior and the universe will bring him down a couple pegs by putting you on a mega super cow.
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    Spiny Lobster – How To Clean It

    It’s actually that simple.
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    8Day Rod and Reel Sets

    8’ bait stick with a small single speed for 15-30lb bait fishing 8’ bait stick with a larger single speed for 30-60lb bait fishing 6-7’ 50-60lb yo-yo high speed reel 2-3 10’ jig rods
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    Do you shit on your boat???

    Broke back paddy
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    8 lb Connecticut bass broke my rod

    Where in CT? Used to live in Avon
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    Cousins Rod out of business?

    I believe this is the 3rd or 4th rod company that tanked.
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    Bait fishing with a coffee grinder

    I can’t get over how big that thing is. What a toad.
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    Pulley Ridge Lite 7-23-18 Pic Heavy

    Are these all bottom jigging or are people fishing tuna and Pelagics too? How did that wahoo end up in the boat?
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    Do you shit on your boat???

    No but I’ll piss in the sink
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    Cousins Rod out of business?

    The cousins who started the company.
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    RR-3 Lupe very short report.

    Bruh a skiff and a panga aren’t the same thing. And the dudes fishing lobster on that island might be the only thing more dangerous than the sharks.
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    RR-3 Lupe very short report.

    Wouldn’t want to be in a skiff down there.
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    Who carries these on their boat?

    Private boat cockpit + heated ball slapper with a Rapala in its mouth sounds like a goddamn nightmare.
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    New star drag

    Yeah the RP crew is totally gonna be complicit in letting some random guy with delusions of grandeur try to derail a marketing event by the largest company in the industry. 1.) you aren’t important enough to warrant being given a prototype or dealer sample from Avet or any other manufacturer...
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    New star drag

    Literally no one is being lost. And there is nothing wrong with the owners of the company not releasing final info until it’s actually final info.
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    been trying to get in touch with cousins tackle.....

    See underlined. I worked for a tackle store everyone knows when I was younger and demands/requests that petty or more petty were made by people every single week if not more often. In today’s climate you have the added joy of the passive aggressive millennial set who often times won’t have the...
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    Looking for stories of Great White Sharks being fished in California still

    If you’re willing to share your CV and identify yourself there are a couple of us who could make sure you are talking with the right people and facilitate the conveyance of the information you’re looking for. Without that you won’t get very far. Unfortunately sensational journalism has become a...
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    been trying to get in touch with cousins tackle.....

    Level headed = Ask the way you would want your own clients to ask you if you were in their shoes.
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    Pyramid and China Cove 30 - 03Aug

    Do they let any group of shoes from the fleet use that range or is it just the frogmen and their swcc teams?
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    been trying to get in touch with cousins tackle.....

    It exists if you’re a level headed legitimate client. It doesn’t exist if the shop doesn’t know you and you come barging in demanding a new rod and running your mouth.
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    been trying to get in touch with cousins tackle.....

    Makes sense to take a loss you can write off when the person is going to make up more than the assumed loss in future business.
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    been trying to get in touch with cousins tackle.....

    I can name three off top of my head that have done it for me or close friends.
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    been trying to get in touch with cousins tackle.....

    No, dude, that’s called life. It’s not like the company is still in business and making money but just won’t replace it. Sometimes life doesn’t go your way, move on.
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    been trying to get in touch with cousins tackle.....

    Go to the shop you bought it from, they might swap it out for a new one if they have stock and want to keep you as a customer.
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    Randy Penny's Personal Seekers F.S.

    Now I’ve seen everything.
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    For Sale Rebuilt Radon 19'

    Awesome boat. Real salty.
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    7/26 LB Wall to Catalina

    I love that boat. Great little fishing platform.
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    So sick of California, CA taxes, Gov Brown

    I think everyone got the dicks stomped on that Facebook nosedive.
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    So sick of California, CA taxes, Gov Brown

    Figure out which of the pot companies have the backing of the largest players on Wall Street and it’s a pretty safe bet. Firms like Goldman don’t often leave things to chance.
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    Sportboat fish pictures

    Dude the deckhands hold it like that because it looks better. It’s not some sinister conspiracy to defraud the recreational fishing community. Believe it or not the surly dude with the hangover who throws bait and untangles rent rods probably isn’t capable of building or even participating in...
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    Can someone please post actual trip results etc?

    Second funniest thing on BD since two dudes met up at the beach to squash beef.
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    Can someone please post actual trip results etc?

    Not enough content to support that. Also keep in mind that the more raw data is posted the more ammo Mexican officials have to justify increasing the mordida the fleet has to pay. Plus there are some real deal snitches who frequent BD who would be making spreadsheets of every boats catch if it...
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    Can someone please post actual trip results etc?

    It was never mainly about Long Range reports, it’s always been Long Range discussions of all types.
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    What happened to The Bight magazine?

    Worth the wait. It’s a great publication.
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    I cursed myself. Stupid big bluefin tunas report 7/19

    I own zero Penn reels. I do however own the ability to point out when people are full of shit.
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    Whats in your LR box?

    You can only use one rod at a time. One bait rod with 65lb spectra and spools of flouro from 30-60 covers about 99% of possible fishing situations. Take another one with 100lb spectra and flouro from 60-100 and you’re covered for any possible big fish and dropper loop. Add a jig stick and maybe...
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    130lb line drag settings

    Kinda moot point. After you hook up and get a deer in the headlights look on your face the deckhand is gonna check the drag settings and adjust as needed. Most likely with some kind of ball busting added for entertainment of those on deck around you.
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    I cursed myself. Stupid big bluefin tunas report 7/19

    Trinidad’s have been engineered to make people who buy them type baseless claims on web forums. Something about the finish used in manufacturing.
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    Problems Hookup baits

    by next season there will be 2 or three companies making similar baits and people will have figured out making a felony poacher wealthy isnt something they want to do.
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    So sick of California, CA taxes, Gov Brown

    Yes, drink that koolaid kiddo, drink it all down.....
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    Problems Hookup baits

    I’d like to see their patent. They are most likely full of shit. It would be near impossible to get a patent that covers everything that is in any way similar to their super generic tube bait covered in garlic stink. They will probably try to sue a couple people knowIng the suits won’t hold...
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    Problems Hookup baits

    Which of those two is the felon?
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    So sick of California, CA taxes, Gov Brown

    It’s a strategy the large consulting firms have advocated for large businesses for decades.
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    So sick of California, CA taxes, Gov Brown

    This is common practice by the industry. They have been abusing the H1B visa's for just this purpose for years now. All the "change the world, make peoples lives better" bullshit they spew is a weak attempt to keep people from finding out that they will burn peoples lives down if they can get...
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    Red Rooster 4 day, July 16

    been there. did a trip like yours years ago that only came back with half of one rsw tank of rat yellows for 8 days.
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    For Sale Harnell, Sabre, Calstar rods

    Thursday bump Sabre has sold, other still available.
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    Struck oil today on the sea adventure 80

    I would have let you take this one too. “All you, homeboy”
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    Breaking things

    yeah but they'll break the old retired guy hanging on to the rod and reel before they break 200lb mono.
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    wahoo fly?

    You caught the wahoo but missed the most epic cow fishing on record by about 3 weeks. I was on a 10 day about 4 weeks later and we were one of the first few boats to head to the lower banks fully prepared for big fish. By day 5 we were cutting off anything under 200. If I remember correctly you...
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    Breaking things

    Any possibility the way pressure is applied when the hook is buried in the jaw of a fish could be really different than just a single loop around the bend like the machine is doing?
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    Catching bluefin under fire from Canadian warship

    I get why you feel the way you do, but demanding people be banned isn’t really doing anything but creating negativity on the forum. PM the moderators.
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    wahoo fly?

    Probably more coincidence as they typically only go airborne when chasing something.
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    Ideal arsenal for a seven day to the lupe.

    Guadalupe is just a different style of fishing. I wouldn’t write it off like that at all. It’s not my favorite place to fish but I wouldn’t avoid going there.
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    Ideal arsenal for a seven day to the lupe.

    Your 40/50lb rig should be a two speed with lots of 65lb spectra already. Tie 15 feet of 60lb flouro on and you’re golden.
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    Ideal arsenal for a seven day to the lupe.

    I remember someone brought a Penn 70 on a 5 day to Guadalupe about 15 years ago. Ended up being the butt of several jokes. Average fish was 75-100lbs and that standard wind against current everyone funneled up the the bow pick bite Guadalupe is famous for.
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    Ideal arsenal for a seven day to the lupe.

    If you get on an LR trip without at least two jig sticks you probably pee sitting down.
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    Catching bluefin under fire from Canadian warship

    Some of the hardest pipe hitters in the special operations community are Canadian. Canada also handled business in both world wars.
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    Catching bluefin under fire from Canadian warship

    That Easton gaff is slick. The mustache The sweater The sunglasses this guy is a legend LOL
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    Mako Sharks late August/Report w/pics

    You should go for it Sounds totally thought out and not foolish at all.
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    I can't stand it anymore!

    Boat is a tank, rides really well. Crew is on par with all the tier 1 operations. You’ll be happy
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    Stop the local seining of our YFT and BFT.

    30lb average is a major assumption. 20 is a more realistic number and I would be surprised it was closer to 15.
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    Stop the local seining of our YFT and BFT.

    You know they swim, right? They don’t just live at the 9 all year waiting for you to come out and catch them.
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    Looking to fish private skiff July 18

    I’d like to fish on the 19th If your boat is less than 65’ don’t even reply to this post I expect all boat gear to be accurates and seekers Only interested in fishing tuna over 200lbs Expecting to pay less than 12$ Vegan captains only
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    Where's the money ?

    Technically its a forum operated by a privately held corporation that can edit content or ban however it feels is in the best interest of continued growth and prosperity of the business. that being said, its probably a good idea to try and use better judgement and common sense when it comes to...
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    Where's the money ?

    Billionaire clients LOL
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    New member from New Zealand

    What part of NZ
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    New member from New Zealand

    Churr bro Welcome. Where in Te Aute?
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    Cabo charter recommendations?

    3 people end of July. Looking for a charter operation that BDers recommend. Not looking for super high end. Renegade Mike still down there?
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    Where's the money ?

    The escrow company handles all the money in a real estate transaction. Enough with the grand standing.
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    Where's the money ?

    Welcome to the internet.
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    Where's the money ?

    No one thinks the OP is out of line for wanting to know when he gets his money back.
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    Halibut in SoCal

    White jerk shad 5” Lucky craft pointers 110 If those don’t work be stoked on the sun you got and try another day.
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    Kite set ups

    Some real reaching justifications in here LOL You want a kite rig then get one. But don’t pretend it’s because the boat’s kite rig is prone to failure or isn’t kept in good working shape. Seen waaaaaaaaay more failures on personal gear than boat gear.
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    CONVERT ROLLER GUIDES TO BOAT GUIDES - Pics?

    Why go through the trouble of changing it? The roller guides still work just fine.
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    Where's the money ?

    I’ve never fished the Intrepid. But I know what it’s like running a business, and it isn’t being an apologist to inject a little common sense into a conversation that’s painting a guilty until proven innocent picture.
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    Weak wrist position . . . and other common mistakes?

    I’d already be turning a jig. Bait is for the older guys.
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    Weak wrist position . . . and other common mistakes?

    Everyone is friends until there are only a few healthy looking baits in the tank.
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    Where's the money ?

    Ok, sounds like it’s being worked on. I’d assume as this is now a full month since the cancellation and notice of refunds to be issued that the operation will make considerations to satisfy the issue of time lost. Keep calling every 48 hours until you’ve got the money in hand. At this point if...
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    Where's the money ?

    Or you could wait until you have more info before shading the conversation with doubt and discredit. And for the record there are plenty of reasons that aren’t shady or “suspect for doubt” regarding less than immediate return of funds. Cool your jets.
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    Where's the money ?

    When did you last contact the office about it?
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    Rail rods basics

    honestly anything 5.5-7.5 feet with a two speed and heavy drag is going to get the job done. I wouldn’t stress too much. Try out different reel/rod combos at home and pair up what feels right.
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    Posted at risk of derision: Lastest version the unneeded UV'r

    Don’t go pretending that light is for anything other than making it easier on those AARP eyeballs of yours....LOL
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    attorney needed

    What part of Riverside? PM if you don’t want to put it out publicly...
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    attorney needed

    Good. Glad you didn’t get a bleeding heart LEO responding to the incident. Shame about the horse, glad you solved the neighborhoods pitbull problem before someone child was mauled.
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    Double trouble rigging

    Strong work amigo..
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    attorney needed

    Are you saying you already shot the dogs?
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    Double trouble rigging

    Maybe just leave this at “Justin” and not create a situation where the internet gives something a life of its own and all of a sudden someone gets an undeserved reputation. Saying this with all possible respect and courtesy. Don’t take it the wrong way.
  170. B

    Accurate offering a star drag?

    Agreed. Accurate makes great products.
  171. B

    Posted at risk of derision: Lastest version the unneeded UV'r

    I always used the bright-as-the-sun sodium halide lights the boat usually has hanging over the side. That seems way more stealth though.
  172. B

    These DNA boats seem pretty tough....

    that little two man tin boat he has is awesome. What does one of those cost?
  173. B

    So sick of California, CA taxes, Gov Brown

    What are you doing with the bass boat since you won’t be needing it anymore?
  174. B

    These DNA boats seem pretty tough....

    also, this guys YouTube channel will eat up your free time . Check out how they launch and retrieve this thing. Jesus. LOLLOL
  175. B

    What a find.

    How did all that end up on MN? Sturgeon?
  176. B

    For Sale Harnell, Sabre, Calstar rods

    Located in OC, cash or trade for saltwater/green bass rods/reels. Harnell 704 7/10 condition Fuji guides Fuji reel seat Very nice blue wrap with gold trim Small finish rash above first guide. Needs tip replaced $350 obo will trade for saltwater bass or green bass gear...
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  186. B

    RP 18 day JB Line One leaving 1-20-19.

    I like Billy’s name for them. Although “these fucking cunts” comes in a close second.
  187. B

    RP 18 day JB Line One leaving 1-20-19.

    Never forget the first time I went to Hurricane we arrived mid morning and it was glass calm. Motored right over the high spot and you could see the bottom with a big school of Chopa swimming around it. National Geographic type stuff.
  188. B

    Knoty, just have to put up with 0 star Recruits

    I don’t see that match ending well for Utah....
  189. B

    Knoty, just have to put up with 0 star Recruits

    Few things on this earth more satisfying than seeing USC get their shit pushed in.
  190. B

    WTB WANTED: Redondo Sportfishing Shirt, OLD style.

    This is why I never let slampigs wear my hoodies or know my real name.
  191. B

    To the Tranx guys with the Long rods

    Salas 7X Tady 45 Sling, swim, repeat
  192. B

    Does the New Seaforth release all sport coats?

    LBC OG’s coined that term for Calicos after Fred Hall 06.
  193. B

    RP 18 day JB Line One leaving 1-20-19.

    First couple buckets of chunk are usually Chopa. That fish died to serve a higher purpose
  194. B

    Red Crab Hookup Baits

    Welcome to the internet.
  195. B

    Heh Heh Heh

    That wasn’t chicken.
  196. B

    Knoty, just have to put up with 0 star Recruits

    That’s a lot of potential. 50/50 chance he decides he doesn’t like gridiron and heads to NZ or UK to play in one of the development programs and hopefully end up on a national squad. Next few years are going to be extremely important. Richie McCaw was playing for the Crusaders at 19 and Sonny...
  197. B

    Best place to sell Clear Newell 220?

    It’ll sell quick if you’re realistic about what it’s worth.
  198. B

    Best Shipyard in Southern CA

    Looks Sano! Love those Cabo 35’s. Maybe one day when the kids are out of the house. I’ve only got about 25 more years. LOL
  199. B

    Lost shaft at Dana Point Ramp

    Dive club might find it. You might also see a tweeker propping up his makeshift tent with it. Suck man, sorry that happened, hope you get it back.
  200. B

    Harness use on party boats for BFT

    Not necessarily true. Someone who really knows what they are doing can put tremendous amounts of pressure on a fish using a harness and plate. You are correct that agility is compromised. The average angler should be using the rail, but given the opportunity, all other things being equal, a...
  201. B

    high capacity mags??

    The 10 round max rule is applicable to everything. Can’t build or transfer or use. Pending in courts if “can’t own” will be added to that list. For the time being stick to 10 round magazines. CA DOJ will be looking to make examples out of people as soon as Newsome is voted in. Even if you end up...
  202. B

    Red Crab Hookup Baits

    Ridge is a fun place to see what creative and or wacky gear you can boat a 30lb yellow on. caught a couple on Warbaits creature baits trying to get to the bottom for grouper. caught one on a 7" yamasenko someone fished out of their tackle box once. saw someone wrap a 12/0 7691 with tinfoil from...
  203. B

    high capacity mags??

    That certainly won’t bring you any undue attention and potentially create a protracted legal battle that could cost you 6 figures.
  204. B

    It's gonna be hot, what does that mean?

    You guys all realize that calling someone a “Googan” because you heard it on a TV show kinda makes you a kook, right?
  205. B

    You All Have Exhausted Me

    That looks familiar. Also looks awesome. That being said I’ve been on more than one trip where a hungover dude showed up with two handfuls of 7x’s a pocket full of hooks and a couple 10 footers and a bait stick and outfished everyone on the boat 5-1. Apparently less gear than cigarettes/dip is...
  206. B

    Staterooms on the Excel

    6’5” Never had a problem on any of the boats I’ve been on. Call the office and explain the issue, they will usually bend over backwards to make something work for you.
  207. B

    Time for a change?

    That SDS is purpose built for what you do with it, and it’s a tank. A 30s with Cofe’s Touch probably won’t be something that’s available much longer, you’ll regret replacing it. If you HAVE to get new gear find a way to do it and keep those two. At the very least if you just have to sell them...
  208. B

    So sick of California, CA taxes, Gov Brown

    I think it’s an inevitability short of major political insurrection.
  209. B

    Zara spook

    Can’t say I’ve ever been chewed off by a green bass. Are you fishing the bay and are you getting chewed off by corvina/halibutt?
  210. B

    The NEW Bad Company.... 144' of pure badness!!!

    Waaay West. So far west it’s called a Tombo.
  211. B

    So sick of California, CA taxes, Gov Brown

    Right on the money. Will be interesting to see if gets bad enough for the state to go after Kaiser’s non profit status.
  212. B

    So sick of California, CA taxes, Gov Brown

    I bet Tesla would make a sweeeeet trolling motor though.
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    So sick of California, CA taxes, Gov Brown

    I’d get a JD to sign off on this...
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    So sick of California, CA taxes, Gov Brown

    Anything you have or do that isn’t in line with the hobbies and lifestyle of the Silicon Valley Autists or the needs of the Sacramento politicians voter base will be banned eventually.
  215. B

    So sick of California, CA taxes, Gov Brown

    Careful, all kinds of snitches on BD. Might be getting a notice on that beast of a truck now.
  216. B

    So sick of California, CA taxes, Gov Brown

    They wont use state resources to track it unless your super rich and there is a 7 figure state tax bill they could hit you with. You’ll be asked to produce financial documents that prove you’re in AZ/NV more than 50% of the time. It’s guilty until proven innocent when it comes to the CA...
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    So sick of California, CA taxes, Gov Brown

    I know at least one person who was compelled under penalty of perjury to produce documents proving he was in NV more than 50% of the time. He had a side piece in NV he gave a CC too and the receipts showing near daily purchases got him clear of the CA Franchise Tax Board. But finding a piece of...
  218. B

    Spawning Sand Bass

    We overfished the California short bill spearfish homeguard schools too.
  219. B

    Weak wrist position . . . and other common mistakes?

    Swing some big hangdown and bust out that 4/0 on your next trip.
  220. B

    Weak wrist position . . . and other common mistakes?

    R in golf the shittier a golfer you are the higher your handicap is. A guy who can’t break 90 is the same as the dude losing jigs in the rocks and pulling on the bottom like it’s pulling back. A plus 3 golfer is someone taking a serious run at the tour.
  221. B

    Weak wrist position . . . and other common mistakes?

    Yeah, but, In all fairness there are lots of guys who can’t break 90 trying to play like a plus 3....
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    Heh Heh Heh

    Pretty sure it’s in Westminster....
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    Heh Heh Heh

    What kinda racist bullshit is that? Also we call them Honkey Bass or Cracker Snapper round these parts.
  224. B

    You may be hardcore.....

    Didn’t know FLDS allowed a honeymoon.
  225. B

    Weak wrist position . . . and other common mistakes?

    We’re all human, we all have an ego, we’ve all spent mucho time thinking about that big fish. Leads us to sometimes be a little more skittish about putting our ass into it and trying to drag that bitch out of the depths whether he likes it or not.
  226. B

    The NEW Bad Company.... 144' of pure badness!!!

    Doesn’t use diesel. Runs on the tears of the proletariat.
  227. B

    Weak wrist position . . . and other common mistakes?

    Had occasion over the years to see crew on a couple different LR boats wreck shop on 100-150lb yellowfin using 10’ jig rods and Newell 533’s. Seems like the less you care about landing the fish or not the better your chances of actually doing it.
  228. B

    Spawning Sand Bass

    I’d love to see a sand bass gps tagging study. Watch it turn out they all go out to 1500ft and eat up worms all winter.
  229. B

    Spawning Sand Bass

    Probably more to do with water temps than anything. Party boats / private boat pressure probably didn’t help. Humboldts probably did some damage too. No single boogie man to point a finger at and blame.
  230. B

    You All Have Exhausted Me

    This. That first big one on an LR boat is quite the humbler.
  231. B

    The NEW Bad Company.... 144' of pure badness!!!

    I remember when that Bear Stearns neg-am time bomb product was being pushed by the account reps almost every day. Essentially these very unique and risky loan products that should only have been available to very sophisticated and well capitalized investors started being offered to anyone who...
  232. B

    The NEW Bad Company.... 144' of pure badness!!!

    Wall Street isn’t doing anything currently that they weren’t doing under Obama, Bush, Clinton etc. Don’t fool yourself into thinking that calling a scam something other than a scam makes it something other than a scam.
  233. B

    The NEW Bad Company.... 144' of pure badness!!!

    Incorrect, the lending regulations have gotten progressively more strict even during Trump’s presidency. The lending industry likes the current regulations as they weigh heavily in favor of the larger institutions and make it extremely hard for small business to compete. Quicken, loan depot...
  234. B

    The NEW Bad Company.... 144' of pure badness!!!

    My bad for going negative right off the bat.
  235. B

    SOLD JOHN BAKER 6 REEL SERIAL #B08100

    These are very industrial reels. And will turn into collectors items in short time. If I had the extra cash to burn I’d buy it, someone needs to jump on this.
  236. B

    Why has Shimano not pushed slow jigging here in USA?

    Mid to late OCT 10 days and the jan/feb 15-17 days have traditionally been the best trips for wahoo, but there are no wahoo specific trips. So long as the 10 days don’t just chase the big bank fish they usually spend a pretty good amount of time dragging marauders and catchy’s looking for skin...
  237. B

    Why has Shimano not pushed slow jigging here in USA?

    Spinning reels have been referred to as “coffee grinders” because they resemble mid 20th century hand crank coffee grinders. People have been landing big fish on spinners for way longer than 15 years. I get that the rise of the internet has led to sharing fishing techniques from around the...
  238. B

    The NEW Bad Company.... 144' of pure badness!!!

    “Sub-prime” was a term used to describe loans made to borrowers with extremely poor financial pictures, little to no assets, low credit scores, unverifiable or inconsistent income. Prior to 08’ industry regulations allowed for these people to borrow up to 120% of the value of the property...
  239. B

    Weak wrist position . . . and other common mistakes?

    Arm wrestling and pulling on a loaded up rod are very very different movements. But I hear you, I see lots of guys looking like a monkey fucking a football trying to pull on fish.
  240. B

    The NEW Bad Company.... 144' of pure badness!!!

    You think VA loans are sub prime? Might want to just quit before you dig yourself any deeper.
  241. B

    The NEW Bad Company.... 144' of pure badness!!!

    If the guy you’re talking about is the developer I know then the boats you’re talking about sold for about 10% of what it originally was purchased for. Then he decided to create his own boat company and has been trying to sell another big monument to his own ego for about 5 years now. LoL. Rich...
  242. B

    The NEW Bad Company.... 144' of pure badness!!!

    You know subprime hasn’t existed since 2008 right? Loan Depots funded volume is 90% FHA/VA/Conventional.
  243. B

    The NEW Bad Company.... 144' of pure badness!!!

    Owner has founded and sold three mortgage companies and currently owns Loan Depot.
  244. B

    Xtratuf Boots storage

    Google the big words. That all translates to “get saltwater and fish blood on them a whole bunch”
  245. B

    Nice Freeman in Dana today

    looks like a really good machine for getting back and forth from Avalon to your house in Newport Harbor.
  246. B

    Why No Clicker?

    dude youre one of the tens of millions of people who are Shimano customers. A company that size has an army of R&D employees and the design features of the products are dictated by what will appeal to the greatest customer base. Naturally you should choose the products that best serve your...
  247. B

    What about trolling for Bluefin

    Couple guys are but no one is talking about it.
  248. B

    Skiff trip report

    Any pics?
  249. B

    For Sale Calstar 100J Mag Avet JX MC cast

    Rods your wife gives you are not something you wanna to trade or sell. Listen to the old married guys on this one. You’ll be glad you did.
  250. B

    Commercial fishing net

    My dick is hard and I need to fart.
  251. B

    Why Aren’t They Going?

    No problema muchacho!
  252. B

    For Sale Calstar 100J Mag Avet JX MC cast

    Bruh you’re gonna trade something you can’t replace for a bluefin rig you probably won’t see any action on. Borrow a heavy rig from someone for the bluefin and don’t sell this. I’m sure there is someone on BD who will do you a solid and loan you some bluefin gear.
  253. B

    Why Aren’t They Going?

    I hope you fish better than you do math...
  254. B

    Man Bait Rig

    Ive had Jobu’s snap before. I use the biggest 7691 I had and looped one of the knife jig hooks with braided loops around the bend of the hook so the skippy wasn’t swimming around with a big spear through it. 50 SDS with 130lb JB spectra and 100ft of 130lb mono and about 5 feet of flouro.
  255. B

    Dolphin Half Day Today...

    Dolphin has been a great operation ever since my dad used to take me on 1/2 trips from islandia in the 90's.
  256. B

    Best choices for a variety trip?

    those October 10 days have traditionally been the trips with the most variety and options.
  257. B

    sheena was a man!!

    the problem is not that other states "send" these people here, its that the business of addiction/recovery has created incentives that bring people here. here's how it works. Addict#1 hits rock bottom in Ohio or Texas or whatever state he's from. He finds a recovery program here in California...
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    Best meals for 8-10 days

    Jorge's food was excellent. Back when Dave was running the galley on the star he made a wahoo curry soup that was incredible.
  259. B

    Y'all Remember the Old BD

    Wow that fake profile still has people talking about it.
  260. B

    Y'all Remember the Old BD

    used to be a thread at least twice a week about someone seeing a BD sticker in traffic and then chased said vehicle down for several miles just to give the salute.
  261. B

    Y'all Remember the Old BD

    Fishin' chiks is more conducive to positive advertising revenue.
  262. B

    Y'all Remember the Old BD

    Noah's is gone Capt. Curt hasnt seen a paddy in a decade (still gets bran muffins fedexed from brandon monthly) Saluki claus is doing 5-10 for indecent exposure Mark was the only person to successfully fuck the bank and get away with it Ceez dont party no more Cuda's a bible salesman now two of...
  263. B

    Lupe 2018

    Majority of the clientele is going on the trip regardless of destination. It's a tough business but this isn't their first season dealing with "manana" politics. They'll get through it.
  264. B

    Provisions at Catalina.

    Insurance, a bunch of it. Fuel, a bunch of it. Patience, a whole bunch of it
  265. B

    Provisions at Catalina.

    Not well enough to offset the cost of fuel and maintenance.
  266. B

    Commercial fishing net

    Plenty of different types of arrangements between the commercial fishermen and the fish buyers. Some guys pay flat fee for anything you bring in. Some guys have agreements based on species Some guys rate quality at the dock and negotiate price based on market. I remember a guy who would pay $1...
  267. B

    Hook Up Baits?

    Sounds like no one is questioning if they get bit, but rather not happy with the owner acting as if he is somehow a victim because he was convicted of poaching for what seems like a pretty blatant series of acts.
  268. B

    Lost the suit

    This country needs tort reform desperately
  269. B

    Long rod for jumbo bft

    I have a 100j with 3" cut off the tip and 1" off the butt. I got it from somebody who killed a lot of 100lb + yft with the skip jig from LR boats. Largest one I caught was 95lbs. It's definitely a beefed up jig rod.
  270. B

    Parkers are so much cheaper on the East Coast?

    The word "cheaper" is commonly used to describe something as less expensive than an other option or options. Pointing at the dictionary definition of the word cheap is just deflection and intellectually dishonest in this situation.
  271. B

    Socorro Air Strip

    Even if they had this insurance the boat would of still have gone to Cabo. They are only going to airlift you out from the islands if it's a life a death situation. It seems the doctor on the Rooster and the medical officer at Socorro didn't feel it necessary to call in the bird.
  272. B

    Socorro Air Strip

    Why should the boats carry an overhead cost that the passengers have the choice to have on their own?
  273. B

    Caught a huge 9# largemouth

    Nvm it's a troll account.
  274. B

    Caught a huge 9# largemouth

    Oh you're special needs, my bad. Good job on the 9lber' looks like it might be closer to 10lbs! Keep fishing hard bro! One day you're gonna get your own fishing show just like Bill Dance!
  275. B

    White privilege bassin' 6/6/18

    I wouldn't say it's for noobs, but I've caught plenty of fish on Senkos and while you can catch big fish on those baits you also catch lots of littler fish. They work really well. I've gotten to a point where I'd rather catch one 5+ on a jig or swim/wake/glide bait every 10 trips than 10 small...
  276. B

    Parkers are so much cheaper on the East Coast?

    you're coming off like a real kook right now
  277. B

    Socorro Air Strip

    there is an established protocol. however like any real life situation there are variables that cant be accounted for until time of action. In this case it was determining the extent of the passengers injuries and the reaction of the outside parties (Officials at Mexican Naval Basel, Socorro)...
  278. B

    Murder in Bay of LA

    You're* And Mexico has already legalized user amounts of the drugs.
  279. B

    Socorro Air Strip

    The airstrip at Socorro isn't public, it's part of the Mexican Naval station which means use is completely at the discretion of Mexican authorities. It would be fair to say that due to a laundry list of reasons the use of the airstrip is limited to life threatening emergencies.
  280. B

    Roll call Red Rooster 8 day June 14-22 Seeker Rods... and a bit of a story.... I am back

    8 days are great Grab a couple 30-50 bait rigs and a couple 10' grown man jig sticks and go have fun. Early summer 8 days were always my favorite. Nick is great, been cool seeing him go from running around on the Dolphin when his uncle Tony ran it to decking to being second ticket. I'm...
  281. B

    Socorro Air Strip

    It would be great if an agreement could be worked out, but you're dealing with two dodgy groups of politicians and asking a very small economic group to swing both of them in the direction they want. Washington D.C. Wouldn't do anything unless you hired lobbiests and Mexico won't do anything...
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    Socorro Air Strip

    Glad you made it home alive. Heard lots of stories over the years about the few who passed away on LR trips and those who were injured. Actually have a good friend who I met on an 8 day who became gravely ill by day 4 and nearly had to be airlifted off. I
  283. B

    Socorro Air Strip

    Did USCG or an emergency air transport company confirm they were ready to fly in and pick you up? Just trying to understand, was it the Mexican govt. not willing to let the plan land or the us gov not willing to send a plane?
  284. B

    Xtratuf Boots storage

    the oil is from the manufacturing process. its harmless. best thing to keep deckboots in good shape for fishing is to give them a bath in a solution of NaCl and H2O at a ratio of 3:100. then bake in daylight and repeat for about 10 hours. apply a mixture of organic materials (amino acids...
  285. B

    Royal Star Black Water 7 Day - October

    Star has been a Tier 1 operation for a while. There are some better riding boats but the crew and operation are as good as it gets.
  286. B

    Socorro Air Strip

    From the people I've spoken to it seems that not only the crew but the other passengers on the Rooster went above and beyond to make every effort for the injured passenger. This was most likely a case of someones life not being worth enough political capital to land a CG plane on the airstrip...
  287. B

    Red Rooster Mermaids

    Boat limits on chlamydia and regret
  288. B

    Red Rooster Mermaids

    Bob took them, no doubt.
  289. B

    How Many is Too Many?

    Way too many rigs for that trip. Take them if you must but at least try to keep the additionals stowed out of the way and not taking up room. Courtesy to the other anglers goes a long way.
  290. B

    Murder in Bay of LA

    And as soon as some flyover state tourists get murdered and it hits the American news it will drastically effect the flow of tourists in that area.
  291. B

    Spinners on the Rail?

    I've seen a lot of guys put a real hurt on Big fish using a harness and a plate. I've seen plenty of people put a hurt on big fish using the rail. I've even seen a few guys do it with a spinner. Ditching the harness makes it easier to move. Rail can make it easy to lever a big fish up to the...
  292. B

    How Many is Too Many?

    12 is overkill. I don't bring that many on a 17 day.
  293. B

    Spinners on the Rail?

    Probably tough to put a good grind on the fish when it's straight up and down.
  294. B

    Interesting article on opah

    Sounds like there is a way to target them. It's just not very productive unless you're longlining swordfish.
  295. B

    DVL Hemet

    How did everyone do today?
  296. B

    Red Rooster Mermaids

    Is that junkyard Bob in mermaid yoga tights?
  297. B

    How Many is Too Many?

    1.) jig stick ~ 40lb mono 2.) 8ft bait rod - 65lb spectra 3.) 6-8ft bait rod ~ 80lb spectra Bring flouro 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 80 spools You'll be covered for anything from bass to bluefin. Less is more.
  298. B

    Spinners on the Rail?

    Points for ingenuity. More points for willing to be filmed with that kooky thing lol
  299. B

    White privilege bassin' 6/6/18

    Negative. Pm me if you really need to know.
  300. B

    Cartridge Trolls hook up off Kona

    these are brass rifle cartridges that have been skirted?
  301. B

    White privilege bassin' 6/6/18

    only because someone measured my feet and arms and told me how big they were. no idea how big this bass was, just tried to put something in the picture for reference.
  302. B

    White privilege bassin' 6/6/18

    went to a lake in the safest city in the world Only fished 5" senkos and the RAT One blew up on the rat and then spit it. Lost the tail. Need a new one. Then this piggy ate a Senko like it was full of hate. I thought it was a big catfish or carp at first, pulled harder and heavier than any...
  303. B

    General Info on the Independence

    the boat is great. only thing I never understood was why they put the crew rooms and the big galley hatch on the weather side of the boat.
  304. B

    06/04/18 - rat fishin'

    I guess I was mistakenly under the impression that only the largest fish in a given population/area usually went after the larger baits. Which lead me to believe that if these were the largest in a lake that was 40+ years old there must be something wrong with the population. Live and learn I guess.
  305. B

    06/04/18 - rat fishin'

    stepped out for an hour after the kids went to bed. 2 fish on 12 casts Spro rat. First two fish I caught on this bait. Seeing them roll on it like a yellowtail at cedros was something else. Definitely starting to understand why some of you guys are throwing big wake/glide/swim baits. Also...
  306. B

    Best jig or lure for the slide??

    Blue/chrome with a glow back Tady 4/0 has put a lot of tuna in the boat.
  307. B

    Fishing is not a crime is it....I may need help

    yeah if you know the story of what happened to the guy who posted that its ironic as fuuuuuck.
  308. B

    Fishing is not a crime is it....I may need help

    best part about this? Found this thread on accident looking for something else. Read the post. Recognized the poster, 11 years later this kid who loved fishing so much he got a ticket (we all have once Alec) is now running a Long Range boat and guiding in Idaho. Honestly if my son turns out to...
  309. B

    Pond hoppin south OC

    managed one on the jig. Farmed another one. Missed 3-4 like a huuuge kook. 2lbs? Not great at judging weight of these yet. It was a good 90 minute sesh.
  310. B

    Physical Training Ideas

    Kettle bell workouts and compound movements like squats, deadlifts, military press and pull ups are going to give you the best results geared towards wrestling big fish on heavy drag.
  311. B

    Your Most Embarasing Long Range Experience.

    When I was about 23 I thought I could keep up with the guys drinking on the stern on a travel day. Haven't been able to drink tequila since. Never puked so much in my life.
  312. B

    Marijuana on LR boats

    It's happening, but the people who do it have enough respect to be very very low key about it. Been on trips where guys were being dickheads and basically smoking out in the open and they were asked not to come back anymore. Most of the time the people smoking are a couple people waiting until...
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    Lake Forest? Anyone got any info?

    fished the one off muirlands tonight for a couple hours. Got one to eat a crankbait but he came unbuttoned right before I could get him out of the water. Any info on these lakes? Both seem like they have fish in them but I can't find any info. PM me if you want to keep it low key.
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    Most fish caught on a single day and an entire trip of long range fishing?

    Not sure about huge numbers but the fleet learning how many 200+ fish could be stacked in each RSW during 05' was pretty legit.
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    O.C. Lakes and ponds 5/25/18

    fished North Lake with a co-worker from 5:30 until about 9:00. Pretty slow until about 30 minutes before sunset. Picked a handful of 2-3lb fish on 5" thin senkos in dark colors. Twitch twitch.....thunk. Managed 2 larger models on shad pattern square bill crank bait with a really slow retrieve...
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    Mayweather vs McGregor - Let's make this fun..... who's in?

    How much ring time do you have?
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    Mayweather vs McGregor - Let's make this fun..... who's in?

    Referees don't stop fights early when no one is hurt. Connor was getting his brain rattled steadily after round 8.
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    best Trout water you've ever fished?

    when I was a kid I used to go to summer camp in Pecos New Mexico and I'd always get in trouble for ditching all the goofy horse riding to sneak out onto the pecos river with my fly rod. this was maybe 1990-94, and there were days I would be out there all day and catching pretty much the whole...
  319. B

    Eastern Sierra 101: seasoned pros please weigh in....

    we can rent a condo/house on VRBO no problem, how is Silverlake that time of year? how do you usually fish it?
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    Eastern Sierra 101: seasoned pros please weigh in....

    Toms place wouldnt work out for us, looking like staying in June Lake is going to be the plan. any particular lakes rent boats that time of year? also any high country lakes that are accessible with a hike that are holding golden trout that time of year?
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    Parker az

    Lots of small mouth in there.
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    Irvine Lake..........

    You think either side of this issues cares even the least bit about the residents of SoCal?
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    Eastern Sierra 101: seasoned pros please weigh in....

    4 or 5 of us are wanting to get a couple days away from the kids and wives and do a quick Thursday night - Sunday morning trip up to Bishop or Mammoth. Planning on driving up and staying at an affordable place on VRBO since we've all got young kids and budget is kind of tight. Most of us know...
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    Stop the local seining of our YFT and BFT.

    What is the Long Beach city council going to do? You're kidding, right?
  325. B

    Stop the local seining of our YFT and BFT.

    1.) you really think recreational pelagic fishing is a bigger economic power than commercial? Can you cite sources or anything other than anecdotal evidence? 2.) Seiners in local waters don't even begin to make a dent in the biomass of Pelagics. Especially when you compare it to the damage the...
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    Guadalupe in August

    Ever notice how some of the best golfers have the lightest bags? some of the best sticks ive seen on LR trips got on with 2-3 rods and went home with the least amount of tags. of course, being a gear whore myself, i can appreciate your taste for a full quiver.
  327. B

    First Look: Penn International 50 VISX

    I was under the impression that there was a period of time they were made in China.
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    First Look: Penn International 50 VISX

    Are these made in the states now?
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    Best Meat hunts on the cheap on the west coast?

    whats the deal with blacktail? easy tag?
  330. B

    Window Privacy & Sunlight...???

    Ton of moving pieces in that question. Take a picture of the area, head to the oldest nursery run by a Japanese guy in your area. He'll set you up with exactly what you need.
  331. B

    Window Privacy & Sunlight...???

    I had this problem, and solved it with Bamboo. is this a first floor window or a second floor window? there are species of bamboo that can solve the problem regardless of height so long as you have some dirt to plant it in or a space to put pots/planters for it to grow in.
  332. B

    Making Bait

    dont shit on someones career publicly when you havent been given both sides of the story in detail.
  333. B

    Long Range Camaraderie – Random acts of kindness. Any stories?

    You were still a med student kook back then LOL
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    Barrett lake bluegill on the popper

    territorial little fuckers, arent they?
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    Making Bait

    Some of the coolest things I've seen while out at sea were in the middle of the night after we made bait. Usually 2 or 3 guys will stay up and keep fishing or just hang out and bullshit. thats when all the "I remember this one time...." stories happen.
  336. B

    Making Bait

    only piece of advice i can offer is "dont ask about making bait at the trip meeting/seminar on the first night." because you will never hear the end of it.
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    A Sight To Behold

    those look delicious
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    Tuna off Mission Beach.

    people didnt believe it when we were bringing home bluefin off IB 10 years ago from the surf either.
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    Not fishing... African Safari

    photos are just as cool in some ways. although you just missed a perfectly good excuse to buy an expensive as fuck double rifle.
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    Long Range Camaraderie – Random acts of kindness. Any stories?

    I have seen way more generosity and giving in the LR community than conflict or taking. was lucky enough to go on some trips with some really great people. absorbed a lot of life advice from pretty accomplished older guys when I was younger and desperately needing it. Also a lot of patience and...
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    Best Meat hunts on the cheap on the west coast?

    any more info on this?
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    Best Meat hunts on the cheap on the west coast?

    there are a few actually. went to big horn canyon with a BD'er like 11 years ago for some pork. was definitely shooting in a petting zoo. took my nephew to the one outside of temecula 2 years ago for the same thing, little more challenging but same kind of thing. @Ali thanks for the tip, anyone...
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    Best Meat hunts on the cheap on the west coast?

    isnt a cow tule elk on private land somewhere between 1500-2500?
  344. B

    Best Meat hunts on the cheap on the west coast?

    if you guys are looking to stack that freezer deep, what are your go to meat hunts for relatively cheap? pigs in norcal? cow tule elk? mulies? blacktail? I dont mind throwing down some cash for big animal, but I have no interest in trophy fees.
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    local park pig

    Nice, that's a slob
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    9/23 What to do when the wind blows..

    thats sick. good stuff. careful though, woodbridge gets angry as hell if you screw with their grass carp.
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    Swimbait wisdom....

    just5 spent several hours on mike long's website. lots of good stuff.
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    Harveston Lake - Temecula.....

    went yesterday. spent about 3 hours around sunset. lake looks packed with palm sized bluegill. tried fishing a fluke, fishing a football jig, rip baits, crank baits. no sign of bass, this lake definitely gets HAMMERED. must have been 50 people fishing while I was there.
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    Harveston Lake - Temecula.....

    Yeah it's open to anyone. I've heard everything from "it's dead because of cormorants" to "it's over stocked with catfish but there are some heavy bass in there" From looking at it, looks just like the lakes in menifee and the Woodbridge lake in Irvine. Big, concrete bottom ponds in the middle...
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    Harveston Lake - Temecula.....

    Anyone put in any time there? I hear its got some pigs in it. Down in that area almost daily for work, going to try to put in some time this weekend. any tips?
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    Bluegill swimbaits....

    Seems like a lot of these are getting popular lately. Anyone fishing any particular one? I've got a couple of the jackal jointed ones and one of the Matt Lures soft ones. How do you guys fish the soft ones? I know the jointed baits are sloooooow retrieve with an occasional twitch. Any other...
  352. B

    Have to Brag - Corey, Tunaslam...free ride for you...bought a new boat

    83' Jarret Bay? "Poverty" is clearly the only appropriate name
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    Pond hopping...learning experience.

    really curious as to what these fish eat. I didnt see any kind of forage in the water. could these fish be surviving on bugs and dragon flies and what not?
  354. B

    Pond hopping...learning experience.

    fished a local pond tonight after dark. Shallow, maybe 6 feet deep at the deepest spot. lots of vegetation sub surface and some moss/matt in the down wind spots on the water. Pond doesnt get a ton of pressure, but the fish are pretty spooky. Started out throwing the frog for nada. fan casting...
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    Swimbait wisdom....

    So I've spent the better part of the last week or so being completely humbled trying to catch green bass on swimbaits. Jackals, Huddlestons, SPROs, Matt Lures etc... apparently there is more to it than just chucking it out there and grinding it back in like a Salas 7x. has beak or someone else...
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    Nighttime Green Bass....Swimbaits only?

    pond I've been fishing is mostly small rock/gravel bottom. daytime is all finesse fishing. what would be your approach to fishing this at night?
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    Nighttime Green Bass....Swimbaits only?

    Just starting to get my beak wet on green bass, been fishing a couple local ponds in the daytime with some decent success on various kinda of baits. tried night fishing a couple times for absolute nada. Tried rip baits and finesse fishing creature baits like Yamamoto turbo-craw. no bites, no...
  358. B

    A Little Road Trip

    25 years of rolling 10-8 in socal, you earned it. enjoy the rest of the trip.
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    Red Rooster going to PV.

    we ended up down there on a 15 day on the Rooster about 10 years ago. lower banks were dead. hurricane was dead. outside cabo was dead. Cates decided to make the run to El Banco. spent 3 days on the hook and filled the boat with 80-200lb fish. smattering of Dorado, couple groundfish and a...
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    "Dances With Large Mouth"

    some pigs in Woodbridge. nice fish.
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    Colorado River between Laughlin and Havasu

    Anyone have any time on the water there? we go every summer for family trips but never done any fishing, thinking I would change that this year and bring some sticks. assuming its probably small spinnerbaits and rip baits on the river? any info is appreciated.
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    My take on the latest current events

    components have been harder to find than complete rounds at several times in the last few years.
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    Local SD gunsmith?

    Duncans is the place to go.
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    Glock 17 Gen3, Glock 19 Gen3, Glock 34 Gen 4, Bravo Company 16" recce 5.56.....

    Cleaning out the safe save for some sentimental and key items, child #2 on the way. Bravo Company USA: Recce 16: 5.56: Corona CA: $1500: Will ship YES: Rifle comes with 15" Troy VTAC handguard, Gunfighter grip, Magpul CTR stock, BCM comp, Daniel Defense T1 mount, T1 micro red dot...
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    Large mouth at puddingstone

    am i seeing things or is that bass kinda sickly looking?
  366. B

    Dumb AR question

    5.56 6.5 grendel 6.8 spc 300blk 50 Beowulf all will run on a 5.56 lower. if youre just plinking build a 18-20" 5.56
  367. B

    223 ammo 1800 rounds

    .30 per round is about wholesale on Reman .223 HSM makes a good reman product, someone should jump on this.
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    What are your thoughts on .22 ammo situation now ?

    lead ingots are still available on a commercial level. an example of a market condition affecting production, drop in brass scrap price tends to halt production of brass casings, as one of the largest cost drivers of brass case production is the ability or inability to sell scrap at a...
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    What are your thoughts on .22 ammo situation now ?

    full cap is almost never happening. you have to remember ammo is a commodity dependent product. small fluxuations in the market for lead, copper, brass and powder (more specifically the availability of of the mineral mined as an ingredient in cordite.) all have huge effect on availability of raw...
  370. B

    any custom 10/22 recommendations?

    volquartsen makes some really bougie 10/22's, check out their stuff for good ideas to steal.
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    Marlin 3030 ,tumbling bullits

    Look at it like this, a 100J and a newell 533 is meant to throw jigs, but it wont toss a PL68 worth a shit. bullet weight/speed has a LOT to do with the round tumbling/keyholing. I have in several occasions been called by range operators saying their ammo was keyholing/tumbling. 9 times of of...
  372. B

    ATF and the Administation back down on the M-855 ammo ban

    The politicians seeking to ban firearms are more concerned with pandering to an ignorant, emotional and entitled constituency. This is about getting votes, pure and simple.
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    What are your thoughts on .22 ammo situation now ?

    1.).22lr is going for between 6 and 12 cents a round right now depending on the brand and grade 2.) 22lr is immediately available to anyone who makes even the laziest effort to find it. Discount Gun on morena blvd had tens of thousands of rounds available as of this morning, same with Faith...
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    What are your thoughts on .22 ammo situation now ?

    45 million a day is incorrect. I'm not inferring your son is lying, but that information is not correct.
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    Is there such a thing as a low cost elk hunt?

    took me a couple days, but this is a REALLY good read.
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    Is there such a thing as a low cost elk hunt?

    that last part is extremely helpful. thank you. so is this. I've gone back and read some of your old posts and threads, you certainly do a lot of DIY hunting, its impressive.
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    Is there such a thing as a low cost elk hunt?

    You're makng it sound much much easier than it is. Any links to "first time public land elk hunting for dummies"? I'm really starting from scratch here...
  378. B

    Is there such a thing as a low cost elk hunt?

    Been looking online and it seems like an expensive endeavor regardless of where or when I want to go. I have all the equipment and have no problem driving just about anywhere for the hunt, just wondering if anyone on BD could help me figure out a cost effective way to get an elk in the freezer.
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    ATF to attempt ban on .223 ammo....

    Best thing you guys can do is support Jason Davis and the Calguns foundation. They have been responsible for more 2A rights being restored than anyone else in the nation. And as an aside Jason is an A+ human being.
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    Looking to trade AR15s and a Beretta Skeet gun for some hunting guns.....

    Just trade, if you want it new check orca arms in Mira Mesa.
  381. B

    Looking to trade AR15s and a Beretta Skeet gun for some hunting guns.....

    7mm is a bit overkill, really just looking for .308, 30-06 or .270
  382. B

    Home Defense Question !

    7.62 projectiles ram through soft and medium barriers like a god damn sledgehammer. they are definitely superior to 5.56 in terms of damage to the person or object shot with it. However, the problem is its TOO good and will freight train its way through a soft target and then several walls...
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    Home Defense Question !

    incapacitation of a threat is a result of either destructive trauma to the central nervous system (blowing the attackers brains out) or causing them to bleed to death. a .22lr round creates a very small wound tract and does not have the ability to penetrate the same way as a larger, heavier...
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    Looking to trade AR15s and a Beretta Skeet gun for some hunting guns.....

    The BCM with the aimpoint is worth $2250 the Henderson without an optic is worth about $1750
  385. B

    Looking to trade AR15s and a Beretta Skeet gun for some hunting guns.....

    yes, i absolutely would. please PM me and we can trade pictures
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    Any .223 ammo deals out there?

    Orca Arms in Mira Mesa does bulk .223 and there is plenty in stock when i went in there today.
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    Looking to trade AR15s and a Beretta Skeet gun for some hunting guns.....

    thank you, but that particular cartridge is going to be more than needed for most of what I would be hunting. thats a great gun though, i appreciate the offer.
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    Looking to trade AR15s and a Beretta Skeet gun for some hunting guns.....

    I could see you the ammo, but realistically I'd rather trade it for the guns I mentioned above. Orca arms in Mira Mesa has the ammo in stock if you want to buy some.
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    Looking to trade AR15s and a Beretta Skeet gun for some hunting guns.....

    Both chambered in 5.56 a 5.56 rifle will shoot .223, however a rifle chambered in .223 will shoot 5.56 but the case will get stuck in the chamber and not eject.
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    Looking to trade AR15s and a Beretta Skeet gun for some hunting guns.....

    I'll have pics up this weekend. this particular shotgun is extra long and extra shiny, it would be a shame to beat the breaks off of it dragging it through the bushes and tule reeds. I'd rather it go to someone who would use it for its intended purpose.
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    ATF to attempt ban on .223 ammo....

    Just for sake of clarification....... BATFE is proposing a ban on M855 which is known as "green tip" 62 grain 5.56 M855 is a light armor piercing 62 grain projectile. the "light armor piercing" part really just means it can penetrate low level trauma plates and the metal panels of standard...
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    Looking to trade AR15s and a Beretta Skeet gun for some hunting guns.....

    Currently have: BMC 16" Recce, upgraded with VTAC 15" rail, BCM gunfighter grip, Magpul CTS adjustable stock and Aimpoint T1 Micro. this rifle is brand new, less than 50 rounds through it, it was a backup rifle for comp shooting and training classes. also comes with a carrying case. Henderson...
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    Fair price for 22lr ammo?

    .22 is coming back in availability and coming down in price. typically there are 4 grades of .22 between naked lead plinking ammo and copper JHP match grade. .6 a round for what he described is definetly low ball swap meet pricing. .10 a round is too high though. .8 a round is fair pricing and...
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    Copper bullet failure.

    anyone ever try using a frangible round? we load a ton of them for range/training/leo clients, but they are all used indoors in shoot houses on steel plates. would the long range ballistics just not be sufficient? the .223 frange we load is holding the same FPS as standard 55gr or 67gr out to...
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    Leupold RMR Red Dot/Green Dot

    I've been using red dots (Aimoint) on my AR's for 3 gun and rifle matches for a few years. they are great. for a pistol, there is about a 2500 round learning curve to get your eyes used to picking up the red dot when pushing out and drawing the slack out of the trigger before breaking the shot...
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    Cheap .22 and free shipping.

    a shop in mira mesa has .22 in stock at 8 cents.
  397. B

    The last pistol I am puchasing

    I put some rounds through one of those. I like the ergonomics, and H&K has managed to improve their HORRENDOUS triggers on this model. solid buy amigo.
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    What caliber would you buy?

    .375 H&H is pretty solid. the "one rifle, one planet" idea is true with this round.
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    Home Defense Question !

    Home/Self defense is based on that fact that if you need to shoot someone, you absolutely need to kill them. There is no "shoot to wound". all you'll end up doing by intentionally wounding an attacker is set the table for a tremendous lawsuit, and give that attacker the opportunity to continue...
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    Sd county CCW

    if your serious call Jason Davis, he'll give you a no bullshit answer
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    Where's the .22LR??? Here's one answer....

    thats about 3 time what they make collectively. and you'd be shocked to learn its actually made on contract all over the world with fed/win/rem headstamp.
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    Where's the .22LR??? Here's one answer....

    no one makes .20 profit in 9mm, not federal, not ruag, not even the Re-man companies like LAX or Freedom. profit per round is relatively uniform across all the major calibers. specialty and niche rounds IE .375 H&H will have higher profit margin but lower sales volume. .22 is actually one of...