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  1. M

    I found my dream boat!

    There are notches. They are designed to introduce bubbles under the hull to help lift it out of the water while at speed. Most of the newer fast boats have something similar. Look at the hulls on the new larger center consoles. Supposedly makes them more efficient.
  2. M

    just stay home

    If you want a good local perspective on whats going on follow Eric Alcouloumre on facebook. He is a Dr at Hoag and has been posting daily updates in a relatively unbiased opinion. Still some bias, but not as bad as some. Lots of actual data.
  3. M

    Salmon season closed?

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/cdfgnews.wordpress.com/2020/03/10/delayed-opening-of-april-2020-recreational-ocean-salmon-fishery-for-much-of-the-california-coast/amp/ Sounds like it depends on where you are located and what the covid closures are in your area.
  4. M

    CORONA VIRUS and our Beloved SPORTS of FISHING: What Can We Do to Help Prevent or Minimize the Exposure yet Continue to Go Out and Enjoy Fishing??🤔

    Thank you for the laugh. After your last 50 posts you calling anyone childish is hilarious.
  5. M

    CORONA VIRUS and our Beloved SPORTS of FISHING: What Can We Do to Help Prevent or Minimize the Exposure yet Continue to Go Out and Enjoy Fishing??🤔

    No problem with facts. FACT the full name of Covid 19 is SARS-CoV-2. So learn your facts.
  6. M

    Official corona virus memes and jokes thread.

    I love Trump supporter logic. I can't defend him, so I will find someone even worse to bash on to try and make him look better. Stupid is stupid. Was Hillary worse than Trump. Of course. Does that make Trump good? No. Just better than the alternative.
  7. M

    Fishing is now prohibited 3/25/20

    You may not be, but you would not be the only one thinking hey lets go to the beach. Half the local beaches looked like florida beaches last weekend. Thats why they shut them down.
  8. M

    Fishing is now prohibited 3/25/20

    Its actually up to 8 different strains of varying levels of how dangerous.
  9. M

    What are the capabilities of this boat?

    Looks like it has great potential........as an artificial reef.
  10. M

    Fishing is now prohibited 3/25/20

    No law has been passed. Its a temporary emergency order. See the grey area?
  11. M

    Fishing is now prohibited 3/25/20

    Not really. I have thicker skin than that. Like you from time to time I like torquing with people who cannot see past their ideology.
  12. M

    Redondo Beach Kayak Closures

    I vaguely get the launch ramp closures as people are taking theirs boats out with 4 or 5 people on board, but kayaks? Thats the epitome of keeping your distance. Lazy politicians and enforcement. Just easier to make 1 rule covering everybody.
  13. M

    Fishing is now prohibited 3/25/20

    Nope, but I bet you will still be making the same stupid assumptions.
  14. M

    Fishing is now prohibited 3/25/20

    I love setting off partisan fools. I voted for cheeto man. Why? Because Hillary was that much worse. Would I vote for Jr? Probably not, but would depend on who is opponent is. I actually would most likely vote for Ivanka no matter who was running against her. Eric? Come on put the country first...
  15. M

    Fishing is now prohibited 3/25/20

    Even conservatives are not stupid enough to vote for Eric. Unless maybe if Chelsea Clinton was running against him.
  16. M

    Coronados Islands Sat

    Just don't go out of mission bay.
  17. M

    Cabrillo beach launch ramp Closed

    If you were alone sure.
  18. M

    Hey Sherm...Launch Ramps? Why?

    It happened all up and down the coast. Huntington beach was packed over the weekend. Most of OC shut down the piers, parking lots and in some cases the actual beach (seal beach). Launch ramp parking lots were closed in places.
  19. M

    Boat Ramps closed?

    Its an overeaction to all the morons who stormed the beaches over the weekend. Huntington state beach looked like spring break florida.
  20. M

    COVID-19 Facts & Real Experience

    Unless they do something for the businesses the stimulus check is nothing more than a feel good moment. People still have to have jobs to come back to if we are going to survive. The main problem is businesses historically have not used bail out money in ways that truly helped out employees.
  21. M

    COVID-19 Facts & Real Experience

    He did answer whether or not he took the test. That was the line "suffice to say I am positive". Means he took the test. By saying health care institution I would assume he has an HMO and they provided the test. If he was hospitalized I am sure he would have said.
  22. M

    CORONA VIRUS and our Beloved SPORTS of FISHING: What Can We Do to Help Prevent or Minimize the Exposure yet Continue to Go Out and Enjoy Fishing??🤔

    Pot dispenseries were classified as essential businesses by the state. They want a sedated public while they remove their rights.
  23. M

    Fishing is now cancelled

    Most of the schools in OC are now targeting May 1. Time will tell if that happens.
  24. M

    Trip cancellation 3/18

    https://www.yahoo.com/huffpost/california-stay-at-home-order-gavin-newsom-coronavirus-014232940.html I do not think anyone is getting on any boats anytime soon.
  25. M

    Trip cancellation 3/18

    Unless the health department extends the mandate.
  26. M

    Trip cancellation 3/18

    It wasn't by choice. The health department told them they could not have over 10 people including the crew on their boats. Not economic for them to run. Several of the boats have said they would run on private charters.
  27. M

    CORONA VIRUS and our Beloved SPORTS of FISHING: What Can We Do to Help Prevent or Minimize the Exposure yet Continue to Go Out and Enjoy Fishing??🤔

    Couple of things to add clarity to your comments. Do you really believe everything China tells the world? I will guarantee you this was worse than they claimed. Second Italy is a reminder of what this can be, not neccessarily what it will be. The average age of their citizens is older than ours...
  28. M

    COVID-19 (Coronavirus) effect on the San Diego Long Range Fleet

    Since the county health department just shut down h&m, point loma, and fishermans landing till april it may not matter.
  29. M

    Trip cancellation 3/18

    Sounds like 22nd street landing just closed as well.
  30. M

    COVID-19 (Coronavirus) effect on the San Diego Long Range Fleet

    Shogun has posted up on their facebook site how they plan on handling it. Not sure what they plan on will make a difference though.
  31. M

    WTB Seasick patches

    The patch is not for everyone. My dad used it for years, but then developed an intolerance to it and he stopped using it as the side effects became too great. He now uses benadryl with no side effects and it works for him.
  32. M

    Corona Virus Therapy

    Daveys locker is closed for the rest of the month. I heard all OC landings are closed till april 1st, but I have not seen anything from dana yet.
  33. M

    WTB Seasick patches

    Unless I am mistaken each patch can be used for 3 consecutive days as long as you do not take it off.
  34. M

    Fish ID yellow snake eel?

    They have an extremely thick mucousy slime layer as they use their tail to dig and burrow in the sand. Could you eat them? Probably. Am I going to even try? No.
  35. M

    San Diego FH San Diego status

    They rescheduled it for the end of april, but that now falls in some of the extended quarantine periods.
  36. M

    Fish ID yellow snake eel?

    Definitely not a sea snake. Completely different animal. Closer to a conger eel.
  37. M

    Fish ID yellow snake eel?

    Yes and no. Yes it is a yellow snake eel, no they are not that rare anymore. Their numbers seem to vary season to season. Some years they are rare and some years you cannot get away from them. Fished carlsbad lagoon one night several years ago and we must have caught 20 of them. If you didn't...
  38. M

    San Diego FH San Diego status

    Thats not till april 19 unless I have the date wrong. For the most part they are not cancelling april dates yet.
  39. M

    CORONA VIRUS and our Beloved SPORTS of FISHING: What Can We Do to Help Prevent or Minimize the Exposure yet Continue to Go Out and Enjoy Fishing??🤔

    Of course less than 10% of people with symptoms can actually get tested. Everybody wants to compare statistics. This is just getting started. The flu has been around forever. Call me in a few months and lets check those statistics. I do have a question for all the deniers. How many people have...
  40. M

    CORONA VIRUS and our Beloved SPORTS of FISHING: What Can We Do to Help Prevent or Minimize the Exposure yet Continue to Go Out and Enjoy Fishing??🤔

    While I agree people are over reacting a bit and doing some pretty silly things, there are reasons to be cautious. For all the deniers do your research on Italy where 196 people died yesterday of corona virus. If we are not careful that could be the US.
  41. M

    Coronavirus testing in SD

    Unless you have come into contact with someone who has been diagnosed with it they will not test you. They do not have enough tests for everyone.
  42. M

    Ban Coronavirus

    No problem with the joking, just don't go do stupid things at the same time.
  43. M

    NBA games suspended because of covid 19 virus

    It is ironic that Rudy was running around joking about corona virus and touching all the reporters equipment 2 days ago.
  44. M

    Ban Coronavirus

    The best part of Rudy Gobert the nba player getting it is its instant karma. 2 days ago he was running around joking about corona virus and touching all the reporters microphones and recorders.
  45. M

    Ban Coronavirus

    Check the most recent news reports, this is happening. There may be a logical reason for it, but good luck getting it out of the white house or the news honestly reporting it.
  46. M

    Don't vote Democrat.

    I would argue most of the rules that caused the problems were actually put in by Clinton. It just took 8 to 10 years to for his programs to have full effect. Same is true with most presidents legislation.
  47. M

    Don't vote Democrat.

    They stopped nickle and diming us years ago. They have moved on to 5's and 10's.
  48. M

    Don't vote Democrat.

    Over sensitive much? He probably was not reffering to your comment. Read other peoples comments and the usual name calling has started.
  49. M

    Don't vote Democrat.

    Might be how he gets reelected as well.
  50. M

    Don't vote Democrat.

    You have missed all the lawsuits back east against republicans for gerrymandering? Which the Democrats have been winning in court. Both sides do it. We just live in a state that has way too many democrats and yes they have rigged it so they can stay in power.
  51. M

    Don't vote Democrat.

  52. M

    Long Beach Show Map?

    Corona virus. It does sound like the local employees are setting up a power pro booth to fill reels purchased at the show.
  53. M

    Don't vote Democrat.

    I hope you are right, but I fear both sides have just dug in deeper.
  54. M

    Don't vote Democrat.

    Opinions vary on what Trump has or has not done. He has done some good and some not so good things. Not disagreeing the Dem candidates look pretty bad. I do find it funny the Republicans would not stop talking about the Federal Deficit under Obama, but now pretend it does not exist under Trump.
  55. M

    Don't vote Democrat.

    Too many people voting for 1 party or the other. They get into the ballot box and just start punching democrat or republican without actually knowing who they are voting for. This is how we get so many crappy career politicians. Gerrymandering by both sides does not help either.
  56. M

    Don't vote Democrat.

    That more depends on who his opponent is. None of which look like a particularly better option. I vote candidates not parties. I believe in the United States of America. Not the United States of the Republican or Democrat party. Our politicians in CA suck right now. Most are Democrats, so by...
  57. M

    Long Beach FH Long Beach Vendor cancellation due to the Corona Virus

    Not worried enough to not go. I do not think it is enough of an international show to be that big of a risk. If it was in Seattle I might rethink it.
  58. M

    Long Beach FH Long Beach Vendor cancellation due to the Corona Virus

    Over hyped yes, does that mean we should not be a little careful no. In the case of shimano they had a lot of staff coming from japan and china to the show. They also cancelled several other shows, not just the Fred Hall.
  59. M

    Don't vote Democrat.

    I would say just don't vote incumbent.
  60. M

    Long Beach Show Map?

    Put a big X on the map where Shimano used to be. They just pulled out.
  61. M

    Any news on the stardrag

    They just put up on their facebook account that they will have them at their booth at the fred hall show to play with. They are expecting delivery to their dealers mid-march. So they will not be for sale at the show other than maybe pre-orders.
  62. M

    King of the harbor on the spot report

    16, 10, and 9 for combined weight. I think 6 for big bug.
  63. M

    King of the harbor on the spot report

    It was a really fun tournament.
  64. M

    BLUEFIN SEEN REPORT 2/19 (Islands too)

    Owner of one of the long range boats posted it on facebook a day or two ago.
  65. M

    BLUEFIN SEEN REPORT 2/19 (Islands too)

    Only difference is we are the asteroid that comes along every so many millions of years and resets everything.
  66. M

    Please identify this crab

    Sheep crab and they get twice that size. Use a wire brush to clean all the crap off of them. Boil or steam them. Take the legs outside and wrap in a towel. Then hit with a hammer. The meat is good, but the shell is thick and a pain to deal with. Not worth it to me unless they are pretty large.
  67. M

    Lobster Hooping Lucky Catch!

    Yes, anywhere from $60 to $100 per lb. Mainly at more high end seafood restaurants for a reason.
  68. M

    Looking for any info on this fish, or his friends

    4 miles off the coast from san clemente pier to newport. Reports on jds big game tackle site.
  69. M

    Trolling deep for BFT

    I prefer the lead for normal speeds also.
  70. M

    Bluefinn 2020

    4 miles off the coast from san clemente pier to newport. 20 to 40 lb fish.
  71. M

    Trolling deep for BFT

    What do you consider "downrigger trolling speeds"? I have trolled 7 knots with a Z-wing on a downrigger
  72. M

    Kobe Bryant presumed dead

    Newest update is only his 13 year old was with him. There was the pilot and 2 others also but not family.
  73. M

    Is this BD Today?

    You found the washington board.
  74. M

    Brown Bait

    7-11 perch are shiner perch. You can still catch them in the bays, but they are not as numerous as they used to be
  75. M

    Not Sword Fishing Report

    Was he using the ink tablets with the jig or just the jig?
  76. M

    Black pearl out of Virgs landing?

    Overnight means nothing. To count they must be on the water at least 12 hours the first day.
  77. M

    Black pearl out of Virgs landing?

    I believe they leave at 10 or 11 am the first day and get back between 6 and 8 the next night. Because they left before noon on the first day it counts as 2 day limits.
  78. M

    Colonet - Gear Downsizing

    Not to mention with less mono the line will have less water drag. Which makes a big difference in getting down and staying down with wind and current.
  79. M

    Colonet - Gear Downsizing

    Yes, the rocks are that bad, and think yellows to 30 lbs
  80. M

    Arima Yellowtail

    One is owned by the other. Not sure which one bought which.
  81. M

    Info on Mirage

    Its been a while, but I think they were the top ones.
  82. M

    Info on Mirage

    Get there early and pick your bunk carefully. There are 3 or 4 on the sides that have obstructions and are not full bunks. There are 6 bunks in the bow that are sideways to the boat. The 3 towards the back of the boat are nice. The 3 towards the front of the boat are problematic in a big swell...
  83. M

    Penn Company disappointed me and my Bdoutdoors friends!

    9 pages of whining. It must be january.
  84. M

    Where is the “Let’s get this Alamo Bowl the thread” T?

    Maybe the PAC-12's level of parody is not as high as previously thought.
  85. M

    Knotty, looking like tOSU will be watching the CFP

    No just therapy. He has posted a couple of times.
  86. M

    COW COD OPENING AGAIN ?????

    Millennials were born in the 80's. So they were a bit older.
  87. M

    Cutting a blank with hack saw??

    A hacksaw is fine. I second the idea of wrapping the cut area with tape to reduce splintering. I also sometimes use a miter box to make sure the cut is straight.
  88. M

    COW COD OPENING AGAIN ?????

    Again never argued the population has not grown or that this was not a good thing. BUT, ALL the rockfish species have been rebounding in less than half of the predicted time frames. The time frames were based on estimated starting populations and expected growth and reproduction rates. So for...
  89. M

    COW COD OPENING AGAIN ?????

    Nobody is arguing it did not help or there might not be other influences. But, rockfish grow and reproduce at a certain rate. For the population to rebound in 20 years instead of 90 means someone screwed up somewhere. Either the population was nowhere near as bad as claimed or they are...
  90. M

    COW COD OPENING AGAIN ?????

    Set the limit at 1 and leave the same depth restrictions in place. Basically will allow people to keep bycatch rather than watching it float away dead. Will not harm the species. If you also change the depth that might make a big difference.
  91. M

    (El Sueno) Offshore Looking to add to my call list!

    Lost me at rule number 1. Beyond that sounds reasonable.
  92. M

    Finally got my Swordfish ⚔️

    Most guys back east start at around 25 lbs to set the hook and see if it has a good hookset. They would rather lose it in the first 5 minutes and get back to fishing than an hour or two into the fight. Then after 5 to 10 minutes they loosen up to 15 to 16 lbs.
  93. M

    42’ DEFIANCE, RAYMARINE, SEAKEEPER, TEAM ARSC BUILD!!! TRIPLES, SUSPENSION SEATING, STAND-UP HEAD

    When running day trips ice works just fine. If he was running multi-day trips the refrigeration would be nice.
  94. M

    Eldorado Sportfishing

    You can have as many people pull nets as have cards. You could have 30 people pull. Not sure where you get the idea of no commercials though. That island has traps all over it. They would have to add multiple crew to do it as they need to sleep as well.
  95. M

    Any news on the stardrag

    Supposedly 2020. Hopefully by the fred hall shows to play with.
  96. M

    Any news on the stardrag

    January or february is the word.
  97. M

    Colonet end of January

    The yellows should be there at that time. The last couple of seasons they have run into a few bluefin schools also.
  98. M

    Help Needed On A Bogus CA Fish Violation

    Sounds about right. He wrote them each a ticket for 1 short instead of 5 shorts or 5 fish over their limits. Little bit of a break, not sure how much though.
  99. M

    Salmon heads?

    Always seemed to have more sea lion problems with salmon heads than any other bait.
  100. M

    ALASKA FISHING

    It isn't about keeping you off the water. Its about protecting the commercial fishery. Thats all they care about up there.
  101. M

    Light sticks- do they attract or not?

    They were selling nets with glow in the dark rings once upon a time. So I assume they can work. I do agree that they are more likely to cause more seal problems than they will attract lobsters though.
  102. M

    Pacific Islander

    It probably was booked with charters the other days.
  103. M

    ALASKA FISHING

    Least restrictions would be a do-it-yourself lodge.
  104. M

    Best light wind kite

    If you are drifting in low wind you can also get a drift chute. It will slow down the drift of the boat causing increased wind on the kite.
  105. M

    Let’s get this

    They got it alright.
  106. M

    Why don't fishermen on the west coast buy as nice/expensive of boats as those on the east coast?

    How often do west coast private boaters run 80 to 100 miles offshore on a day trip? The east coast guys do it all the time. Thats why they have triples and quads. They make those runs in 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Guys here complain when the fish are not on the 9. Different fishery, different mindset.
  107. M

    Not many fishing reports for 12-2

    I don't know. Maybe cause the grande came in yesterday with 11 bluefin from 100 to 150 lbs. Or the New Lo Ann has over 100 yellowfin today.
  108. M

    Fish processing

    Sportmen's is small and can easily be overwhelmed which makes for bad processing. I got off a 2 day trip on the aztec last month. We did well with over 200 yellowfin on the boat. The trip before ours was the 3 day where they plugged the boat with limits of yellowfin and 60 or 70 bluefin with 1...
  109. M

    Who knows UC blanks?

    Not everybody uses broomsticks for trolling.
  110. M

    Limits on Yellowtail 277 Bank 11.18.19

    Mexico is 5. US is 10, but only 5 of those 10 can be under 24 inches.
  111. M

    The day after 277 limits

    1 to 2 mph hour drift at 12 hours. They could be 12 ro 24 miles from the 277. Not impossible, but hard to find the same paddy over again without marking it. At least you got on them the day before. Kelp paddy yellows in november is pretty rare.
  112. M

    42' defiance?

    Because of all the problems they have had. Anywhere from bearings burning out to bad installs causing the unit to destroy the boat and cause the insurance carrier to call the boat a total loss. To repair almost anything requires removing the unit from the boat. Class action lawsuit is most...
  113. M

    42' defiance?

    Look forward to seeing that boat. I hope the seakeeper is not the $80,000 mistake for him that it has been for so many others.
  114. M

    china. heard china was not buying local spiny lobster this year?

    The company I work for helps take care of the tanks in their stores and we deliver to and offer support to their distribution center. Trust me those are this seasons lobsters. They were out of spinys at the end of march till the beginning of this season.
  115. M

    china. heard china was not buying local spiny lobster this year?

    Kings has them every year and they were this seasons bugs.
  116. M

    Calder Mountain Lodge, Point Baker, Alaska 8/2019

    Most of alaska had a 1 yelloweye per year limit for non-residents this year. All yelloweye kept must be recorded on the retention card immediately.
  117. M

    Channel Islands Trip

    Endeavor has been catching seabass this week.
  118. M

    Calder Mountain Lodge, Point Baker, Alaska 8/2019

    You are arguing with the resident troll. Do not let him get to you. As long as you had fun is all that matters.
  119. M

    Dreamer Stolen

    Glad to hear he got it back, hopefully with minimal damage. After being left with the boat I have no doubt she will be selling out her friends to get a deal.
  120. M

    Newport bugs

    I will assume your nurse shark was a horn shark as we do not get nurses here. There are lobsters in newport. You just have to work harder to get them as you have to compete with all the commercials.
  121. M

    Kite fishing

    Just make sure to put a leash on your kite rod and the rod that you are fishing with. A good swell will lift them right out of some rod holders
  122. M

    Channel Islands Trip

    Was sold or moved to one of the other landings up there I forget which one. Was made public last week.
  123. M

    Channel Islands Trip

    Endeavor out of ventura sportfishing. Now that Captain Tucker owns the landing his boat will be running out of there more.
  124. M

    Pescador out of 22nd street

    Captain and owner used to own the Ultra. Very good crew.
  125. M

    china. heard china was not buying local spiny lobster this year?

    And they are selling them just fine.
  126. M

    Tuna Virgin. Going out Fri. Need help!

    Torpedo sinkers and rubber bands. A lot of the tuna lately have been caught on the slide under dolphin.
  127. M

    Knotty, that great prognosticator of talent

    Recruiting is starting to suffer also. So now bad discipline and not as good of talent as used to be.
  128. M

    Knotty, that great prognosticator of talent

    Helton is a nice guy, but he is dead man walking. Probably not till the end of the season though. New AD needs to get his office in order.
  129. M

    Lobster...u tell me..

    Overpaid? A manager at a fast food restaurant makes more.
  130. M

    Slow 3 day on Pac Queen 10/29-11/1

    The bluefin will still be around. Who knows on the yellowfin. Getting the bluefin to bite is still a crapshoot.
  131. M

    Lobster...u tell me..

    I know people who have gotten a ticket for it.
  132. M

    Lobster...u tell me..

    For it to "stick" the gauge must go past the end of the carapace which would make it illegal. Agree sometimes the wardens push a little hard and force it over the body.
  133. M

    Railrod vs harness

    From a private boat I would say its personal preference. I prefer the harness as I am not a big fan of rail rodding. I also do not think the rail on most private boats are high enough to get convenient leverage. From a party boat I tend to lean towards rail rods for heavy gear as you have 20+...
  134. M

    Lobster...u tell me..

    If it "sticks" its what wardens call a clicker and they will ticket you. If the gauge goes over the carapace in any way including with some force watch out. Your call on keeping and seeing what a warden says.
  135. M

    Knotty, that great prognosticator of talent

    Not going to disagree usc had lots of cheap shots tonight, but Oregon was not much better on that front. Defensive player took out Slovis after an interception when he was not even near the ball. Then shoved him again while getting up.
  136. M

    Knotty, that great prognosticator of talent

    Well aware he has the greatest team in college football history until injuries set in.
  137. M

    Knotty, that great prognosticator of talent

    They have sucked, but both teams could play the injury excuse game. You play the game with the players you have available. Anything else is just an excuse.
  138. M

    Feedback on Pacifica out of Seaforth Bluefin

    The captain and crew are great at finding fish and by all accounts customer service. Thats the upside. The downside is the owneraptain owned the prowler and the pacifica. One was in a crash and is totalled and the other ended up on the beach, both within a 1 year time frame. For the record the...
  139. M

    Knotty, that great prognosticator of talent

    SC was without their 1st and 2nd string quarterbacks also. We could play the injury game all night.
  140. M

    Aztec 3 Day Nov.7th-10th

    Amen. I could see WiFi and satellite tv on long range trips where you are on the boat for a week or more. But on short range trips part of the enjoyment is disconnecting from all the crap.
  141. M

    Do The Sportfishing Boats Ever Pay For Spotter Planes?

    A spotter plane can't tell which tuna are going to bite and which ones will not. The boats have been finding plenty of tuna. Unfortunately they are being typical bluefin. Lots of show and not much go.
  142. M

    Catalina Catch from 1901

    Why bother? It was because of the challenge.
  143. M

    Catalina Catch from 1901

    Oh they bothered with the bluefin. Their gear just did not let them be very successful. The Tuna club of Avalon was formed in 1898.
  144. M

    Newport reef?

    Yeah, not sure what reef he is talking about.
  145. M

    Newport reef?

    Never personally tried it, but you can't miss it this time of year. Just look for all the lobster traps. Someone thinks there are bugs there.
  146. M

    3.5% service charge on Excel if you use CC?

    Thats what pretty much what all of the boats and landings that "do not charge a fee" do. Some people prefer the lower "stated" price, others prefer to know what the final price will be without being nickled and dimed.
  147. M

    3.5% service charge on Excel if you use CC?

    There are obviously ways around it. Gas stations have had cash and credit prices for decades.
  148. M

    Where are the bft ??

    1/2 day boat out of newport got into them today.
  149. M

    Submarine

    No, they just used that as a photo. Grumman is moving a laser to be installed on a ship in sd for testing.
  150. M

    Thunderbird Sunday 3/4 day

    Bluefin were seen at the 14 mile bank today. I doubt they are headed offshore, but you never know what you might run across going to and from catalina.
  151. M

    Thunderbird Sunday 3/4 day

    The boat was not updated it was completely replaced. The old boat is now running out of sd as the T-bird.
  152. M

    Herbstreit on tOSU

    Got caught looking a week ahead and forgot about the team in front of them.
  153. M

    Bisbee tournaments

    Have fun and be safe during the shotgun starts. This was during the los cabos tournament a few days ago.
  154. M

    What do you make of this?

    It is common for sharks that are dieing to release their pups as one last chance to continue the species. That shark did not die because it was pregnant.
  155. M

    What do you make of this?

    Don't miss the rope cinched down just behind the head.
  156. M

    Offshore Fishing in Orange County

    Having fished OC for 30+ years this year is actually more like normal. Some marlin and some swordfish. Tuna used to be every 4 or 5 years, same with dorado. Usually a few more yellows though.
  157. M

    Cabo surf fishing

    https://www.cabosurfcaster.com/lessons-and-guides Just hire this guy and don't worry about the gear.
  158. M

    Where are the bft ??

    From the 302 to the tanner bank and some of the local us banks. Just a matter of running across them.
  159. M

    WTB 38 Mediterranean Information

    Great fishing platform. They are a little narrow for their height which makes them handle big water like a bit smaller boat. Typically more fuel efficient than other boats in the size range. Make sure to get a hull inspection as the bottom is solid fiberglass, but above the water line is laminate.
  160. M

    Brand New from Little Hoaquim Shipyard for MDR

    Will he accept credit cards or is it cash only like the other boats there?
  161. M

    Post lobster catch processing...

    Quite happily married for 16 years actually.
  162. M

    Post lobster catch processing...

    Crisper drawer in the fridge works fine overnight for me.
  163. M

    Santa Ana Winds Coming Tonight - Affect on Offshore Swell?

    3rd or 4th day of a santa ana it is usually flat glass out there. The first 2 days could be flat or unbelievably nasty depending on wind strength.
  164. M

    Ultra

    Yes
  165. M

    Ultra

    Sold and headed north as a commercial boat. Owner and crew now run the pescador.
  166. M

    Are fish counts accurate? My experience...

    There are 2 reports. The second day report sounds like what the op said was caught. There is a report on the previous day that says limits of yellowfin though.
  167. M

    How far North for BFT?

    There are bluefin out of morro every year. Exactly where depends on the temp and chloro breaks. The 2 biggest problems are the bluefin up there are just as picky about biting as they are down here and the winds offshore make it unfishable over half the week. Not to mention you have to catch...
  168. M

    20# Test,,, Technical Alert !

    Thats why so many tournaments and clubs went to testing line samples on fish weighed in. Line manufacturer ratings were off. For the record IGFA actually goes by metric. What we call 20 lb is technically 10 kg which is 22.2 lbs.
  169. M

    Dana to NP 9-27-19

    There are commercially made release sticks available. Or you have one person hold the leader and another slide the gaff hook down the leader till it gets to the hook. The leader guy keeps tension on the leader and the guy with the gaff pulls the other way and it will pull the hook out backwards.
  170. M

    MDR (Fish ID) what is this???

    Largemouth blenny as stated above. They migrated here during the el nino 4 or 5 years ago and seem to be reproducing now.
  171. M

    For Sale 26' Radon project

    The original explorers were sold as radons. The bow looks wrong for an explorer though
  172. M

    Catamaran turtle on the 9 mile bank

    At least 90% of small boat builders use plastic thru hulls above the water line. Not saying they should, but they do.
  173. M

    Watch the Rail at the Lupe

    Head for the bridge with the crew to watch the destruction.
  174. M

    Fishing for yellows

    If you want yellowtail check out the long beach and san pedro overnight boats. They did pretty well today
  175. M

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    Closed, died. Same diff
  176. M

    Fishing for yellows

    Right now? None, they are all fishing yellowfin tuna.
  177. M

    Options 2 day trip

    Oh they killed it and then offered some to the passengers. Who pretty much looked at them and said its your fish and got off the boat.
  178. M

    Options 2 day trip

    That would be better than the marlin they caught a season or two ago where they did not let the passengers fight it because their previous passengers had farmed the last one they hooked.
  179. M

    WTB World Cat 320 EC

    https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/2005/world-cat-320-ec-3535269/?refSource=enhanced listing Not mine, just a listing I found.
  180. M

    Newport/Crystal Cove yellowtail questions (kayak)

    Flyline those mackerel out and hold on for the sleigh ride. Lots of threshers in the newport/crystal cove area. If you fish from april through july you have a chance of hooking up a big white seabass in the crystal cove area. Just not many yellows in that area most years.
  181. M

    9/19 report blufin and something super trippy

    Gill shape, number, and placement look more like a pacific sleeper to me.
  182. M

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    I never called him a rat, but calling him a whistleblower is an insult to actual whisteblowers. He is not doing this because he saw a wrong and is trying to fix it. Its all about money. Does he deserve workers comp? Sure he was injured on the job. It is sad that he probably does have to sue to...
  183. M

    9/19 report blufin and something super trippy

    6 gill or pacific sleeper most likely.
  184. M

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    So the spin from the owner and crew was they A whistleblower would have said something to the coast guard before the ship burned up not after. This guy is looking for a check.
  185. M

    Cow bluefin or bust 2 day

    Every boat is different. Some just start at number 1, others draw a number out of a hat and start there. Then its sequential after that. When you get to the last number it goes back to number 1.
  186. M

    Deep Drop Swords

    Saw a photo of one taken in alaska a few days ago. They might be schooled up north this year.
  187. M

    Deep Drop Swords

    Most of these catching carp on 12 lb take less than 1 hour. For the record the sword on 30 lb was a surface fish and the hook pulled after 13+ hours
  188. M

    Stringari Project. Was it an IB to OB conversion?

    Look at the very first photo in the very first post. You can see where he plugged the outdrive hole.
  189. M

    Deep Drop Swords

    Big eye threshers are probably the number 1 bycatch of the deep drop buoy guys.
  190. M

    Deep Drop Swords

    It takes lots of gear, time, and patience to learn. 90% of socal will never bother or quit after a couple of unsuccessful trips. And you are welcome.
  191. M

    Deep Drop Swords

    2 more swords weighed in today by the vessel Swagger.
  192. M

    Unheard of

    1 boat got 4. 1 angler got 3 and lost 2 others.
  193. M

    Deep Drop Swords

    No report on size, but took him long enough that I would assume pretty big.
  194. M

    Deep Drop Swords

    Kea kai's swords today went 204 and 279
  195. M

    Deep Drop Swords

    https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Fine-scale-movements-of-the-swordfish-Xiphias-in-Sepúlveda-Knight/539de5f3fb34b460b45cfd741b514cc31f36d654#paper-header Better link as the first did not come through.
  196. M

    Deep Drop Swords

    And this is a better paper on where local swords roam. scale_movements_of_the_swordfish_Xiphias_gladius_in_the_Southern_California_Bight
  197. M

    Deep Drop Swords

    This year swordfish are kept. They are talking about adding release for next year. I personally would not use 30 lb for swords in our area unless I was casting at one finning on the surface where I can get an estimate of the size. Too much chance of hooking a monster deep dropping. As to long...
  198. M

    Deep Drop Swords

    Deep dropping can be anywhere from 800 to 2000+ feet. Satellite tagging says you should focus on 800 to about 1300 in our area. This is a light line tournament where you get more points the lighter line you use. It could be a surface fish, but with the guys that fish this tournament I would not...
  199. M

    Deep Drop Swords

    I have heard they are not very good, but no personal experience.
  200. M

    Deep Drop Swords

    Sounds like the 2 day tourney finished up 6 for 14 on swords with 1 still hooked up on 30#.
  201. M

    Deep Drop Swords

    Deckers fish turned out to be a big eye thresher. Kea kai landed their 4th sword
  202. M

    Deep Drop Swords

    Kea kai the boat that has caught 3 and lost 2 others now has their 6th sword hookup
  203. M

    Deep Drop Swords

    Also some marlin caught
  204. M

    Deep Drop Swords

    3 currently hanging
  205. M

    Deep Drop Swords

    Balboa angling clubs facebook page. They have photos up also. I have never figured out how to get my phone to post photos on here though.
  206. M

    Deep Drop Swords

    Boat that got 2 yesterday landed a third today. So at least 2 caught today.
  207. M

    Deep Drop Swords

    The boat that got 2 were 137 and 219. At least 1 boat has caught 1 today and there has been at least 1 more hookup.
  208. M

    Deep Drop Swords

    People have figured out deep dropping for swords in socal. During the MABT yesterday the boats went 3 for 7 including one boat catching 2. Same boat has already hooked 2 today losing the first and still fighting the 2nd. 2 other swords have been hooked by other boats today as well.
  209. M

    Coldwater 35' Pilothouse Build

    https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000747162955&ref=content_filter
  210. M

    Coldwater 35' Pilothouse Build

    Anthony Hsieh's facebook page. He installed them across his fleet of Bad company boats and everyone has failed. He posted up about bad bearings and wondering if anyone else had the problem. Dozens of people responded. Blown bearings, gears, install problems, destroyed rudders and shafts. A...
  211. M

    Coldwater 35' Pilothouse Build

    Let them perfect the seakeeper first. They have been a very expensive mistake for a lot of boaters.
  212. M

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    Thats because the coast guard and most of the good sportboats learned their lesson from the oc register reporter who fell off the boat out of morro bay and was never found.
  213. M

    Boat Overturned at Nacho's

    Little bit of both. Also just more boaters out there.
  214. M

    Boat Overturned at Nacho's

    My cousin says there is currently a boat burning off ballast point. No other details yet.
  215. M

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    Would require it to be fire proof as well. Engine rooms are one of the most likely places for a fire to start. I will wager it is code to have a safety firewall seperating it and the bunkroom.
  216. M

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    The way I read the report I do not think there was a designated watchmen.
  217. M

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    You have read the preliminary NTSB report right? The crew did not "fall" asleep. They went to bed.
  218. M

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/people.com/human-interest/charred-california-dive-boat-brought-to-surface-all-victims-identified/amp/ The boat has been raised and taken for inspection.
  219. M

    What happened to the Chief

    I am sure they will plan on the sonar failing at a more opportune moment next time.
  220. M

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    Some people cannot drink coffee.
  221. M

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    Smoke goes up not down. Would have taken a while to set off those detectors. The better question is what was the oxygen level in the bunkroom. A big fire in a semi-closed area needs oxygen. The only places to get it was the bunkroom and the door into the salon.
  222. M

    WTB radon/radoncraft 16

    I thought I heard he was retiring and was only going to finish the boats he already had on order.
  223. M

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    Yes.
  224. M

    Avet HXW Raptor Drag Problems

    Never new it had a bait setting. Thats what free spool is for.
  225. M

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    I notice it said 2 smoke alarms in the bunk room, but nothing about them in the salon or galley.
  226. M

    What happened to the Chief

    54 years of bending, twisting, and flexing?
  227. M

    WTB radon/radoncraft 16

    You are right, you nothing about radons. They are great boats, but due to cult like following they generally sell for a lot more than you think they should. Even with a new trailer and a low hour motor I think he is a little optimistic on the price though.
  228. M

    Good Suggestions after the Conception Tragedy.

    Until it goes down into the bunk room and sucks all the oxygen out.
  229. M

    the blob

    Probably will not have that much effect on the lower banks as it will never get that far. It will effect local as the cold water that comes out of alaska that cools our local waters will not be so cold. The waters will not likely cool off as much meaning next summer could be el nino temperatures...
  230. M

    H&M Landing bait & switch

    Both boats are owned by the same family so the decision could have been made for several reasons. One as stated they may have combined the two to have enough people to go another would be maybe something was wrong with the boat. They do bresk down from time to time. When you found out about the...
  231. M

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    It sank 20 yards off the beach, not anchored there most likely. Fire burned through anchor rope.
  232. M

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    It is, just not 3 days after the incident.
  233. M

    Gail Force Catalina Swordfish!

    The real pros (aka the people who have actually caught one) will tell you to stick that pig any chance you get, becsuse you may never see it again.
  234. M

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    I doubt they were anchored that close. That is less than 1 boat length. Not sure where the were anchored, but the fire burnt through the anchor rope. The vessel actually went aground at one point. Vessel assist pulled it off so the coast guard could keep trying to put the fire out. It finally...
  235. M

    They were biting today at PEI.

    Thank you for the info, very interesting. I already knew the wicked tuna price info, but it is a tv game show of sorts and they have to declare a winner somehow. The first couple of seasons the buyer would say "you should get" so much a lb. They have since dropped the should part. Lots of other...
  236. M

    Gail Force Catalina Swordfish!

    Funny, when team bad company posted a video of a sword caught in even less time not one bad comment. When a party boat does it, well. Nice catch. I am sure your passengers will never forget it.
  237. M

    Chief vs Condor for a 1.5 Day

    He has a 6 pack boat he mostly captains out of fishermans landing on day trips now.
  238. M

    Mustang boat trip

    The next week the Aztec has openings. You could fish with 1 brother this week and the other the next.
  239. M

    The Blob is back

    A new warm water blob has formed off alaska and the pacific northwest. It was the last blob in combination with an el nino that brought the wahoo and blue marlin here. Sorry albacore fans, it probably means several more years of no albacore in socal...
  240. M

    In light of the Conception fire, which boats are equipped properly?

    Now it is. Change of owners is why it is back on the list of boats I would try again
  241. M

    In light of the Conception fire, which boats are equipped properly?

    Coral sea used to summer in sd and winter in ventura.
  242. M

    In light of the Conception fire, which boats are equipped properly?

    I am well aware. A friend of a friend does vessel inspections. He technically passed a party boat that he said he would never go on as he said it was not a safe boat.
  243. M

    In light of the Conception fire, which boats are equipped properly?

    NTSB has said they are hopeful to bring the boat back up.
  244. M

    In light of the Conception fire, which boats are equipped properly?

    Coral sea has bunks under the bait tank. You listen to the overflows slurping all night.
  245. M

    Mission Belle FAIL!!!!!!

    Collars and bellies are supposed to be cut out. That is the cdfw fillet rules for tuna. Like the price though. And yes Tucker is the man.
  246. M

    Mission Belle FAIL!!!!!!

    Since he did not answer. By the counts it was thursday august 29. And yes it does look like every other boat did better that day.
  247. M

    Mission Belle FAIL!!!!!!

    I went on the aztec 2 years ago and he gave us the full itinerary and kept updating it. Told us we would start out at the east fly, slide over to the 60 and then head out to a temperature break that he thought should be holding. Then gave us updates all day on what the temps were doing, how far...
  248. M

    Mission Belle FAIL!!!!!!

    The captain of the aztec will give you a running commentary all day on what he is doing, what he is seeing, why he is going where he is going. I actually like it. It at least makes me feel he is trying his hardest and not on a burger run.
  249. M

    In light of the Conception fire, which boats are equipped properly?

    Only 1 or 2 small ones for medical emergencies. The rest are just compressed air. They do not explode like O2 tanks. Rupturing would be a better term. That is why you can pressure test them in a tank of water and be standing next to it. Go to youtube and watch the mythbusters jaws episode. No...
  250. M

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    I think most people are using the word galley for what you are referring to as the salon. That area is definitely not open air and that is where the stairs are. There may not be a door on it. It could just be a doorway, but closed off enough to limit the smokes ability to escape before building.
  251. M

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    Means only 1 is outdated. That bbq is on the back deck. That entire interview was a pr piece. The reporter even asked him is there anything else you would like people to know? So take some of it with a grain of salt.
  252. M

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    If you want to be technical I believe he said there was no propane,etc WITHIN the boat. Which could be taken to mean the galley, bunkroom, etc. He kept mentioning the back deck and that it was the last to go. He repeated within several times. Never not on the boat.
  253. M

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    After 2 full days of diving it is possible they were all asleep soundly. I agree I do not understand how all of them slept through it. But I ask you to answer the next question in this line of thinking. If they did not sleep through it, why did not a single one of them get out? By your logic at...
  254. M

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    The other question is where are the intakes for the bunk ventilation system? Where the vents just pumping smoke and gasses into the bunks?
  255. M

    In light of the Conception fire, which boats are equipped properly?

    The problem is pretty much all the boats including the one that burned pretty much are all CG compliant. Human error seems to be the common problem. Captain drinks a 12 pack on the way to the coronados and crashes into it. One captain falls asleep and god knows what the other was doing and 2...
  256. M

    Pacifica Sportsfishing

    I don't think anyone has too many bad things to say about the boat. I think most would agree Andrew is a very good fisherman. The question for some of us is with his boats track record with him as the head captain do you feel they will bring you back to port safely? There are lots of us who say...
  257. M

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    On a sportboat it is as simple as a roving nightwatchmen. Hard not to see a fire in the galley if on deck.
  258. M

    Master Angler Billfish Tournament

    Where there is 1 there is almost guaranteed more. Not a school fish, but definitely packs. We are generally in the northernmost range to consistently see marlin. So the number of fish off our coast is not huge in average years. So I would keep an ear out for reports and fish those general areas...
  259. M

    Sitka -- Great Fishing Great Place -- weird size limits (slots) suck

    ADFG thinks differently than most. I spent 9 days in coffman cove on prince of wales island a couple of weeks ago. It was specifically in the regs that you must keep the first non-pelagic rockfish you catch no matter of size and release the rest. If I remember rightly halibut caught with a guide...
  260. M

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    There are lots of ways an explision could occur on the boat. The catch is neither the captain of the conception or the captain of the boat that picked them up reported any explosion to start the fire. Small explosions every few seconds were reported after the boat was fully ablaze. Probably the...
  261. M

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    The captain of the conception never mentions an explosion. He thinks it was too many phone chargers plugged in that started the fire and was out of control by the time they became aware of it. Which makes the story they jumped off more likely. I just do not see without an explosion how the...
  262. M

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    1 of the crew did die, might have been trying to help.
  263. M

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    I am ok with them being alive. I would just like to see a few burns to say they at least made an attempt to save the passengers. I can accept nothing could be done, I cannot accept not even trying.
  264. M

    They were biting today at PEI.

    When the guys brought their fish in they also were getting maybe 50% of the average price they claim on wicked tuna.
  265. M

    They were biting today at PEI.

    I have the same questions. The more I think about it I want to say it is 1 fish per year per resident with a commercial license. Watched some youtube videos of them doing it. Still seems odd to keep that one if only one, but he may have paid enough the captain said ok.
  266. M

    They were biting today at PEI.

    I know the resident boats are allowed to take at least 1 a year, not sure of the exact number.
  267. M

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    Unfortunately from riding party boats for over 35 years I can tell you 50% of the passengers do not listen to the safety speech. And a lot of the ones that do are just waiting for the captain to tell them where they will be fishing and how to set up. Its like the safety speech on airplanes...
  268. M

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    And both parents if its the one I heard of.
  269. M

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    A cell phone fire starts small and theory would have allowed more people out of the bunkroom. Does not make sense with the reality.
  270. M

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    I agree with a lot of the things you have to say. The lack of burns on the crew concerns me. But be careful about making too many assumptions. 4 drowned. This is very curious to me. These were divers, not fat overweight fisherman. Are you telling me they could not swim the short distance to...
  271. M

    Master Angler Billfish Tournament

    Depends on the years. Some years 1 fish is competitive, some years 3 or 4.
  272. M

    Pacifica Sportsfishing

    I will only bug you one more time and this is an honest question. How many times does the same thing have to happen to the same crew other than the second captain I assume before you consider it a problem?
  273. M

    Pacifica Sportsfishing

    Ok, I will let the beaching go. Oh wait, what about the time before when someone died? 1 time is an accident, twice is a pattern meaning whomever is in charge did not learn enough from the first time. So it was not 1 guy. Nice disinformation.
  274. M

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    http://californiadiver.com/fire-on-the-conception-dive-boat-takes-34-lives-0901/ They list the world wide divers charter group as based in santa cruz. Where the actual passengers who bought tickets are from is a different story.
  275. M

    Pacifica Sportsfishing

    Maybe if we stop brushing these incidents under the rug and saying it was ok, it was just an accident these accidents will actually stop.
  276. M

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    They carry an inflatable with outboard motor in case of the need to pick up a diver in an emergency. Probably already in the water next to the boat. Still raises questions about what attempts were made or not made to help the passengers.
  277. M

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    For what it is worth the NTSB is sending out a team to investigate this accident. For once we might get an answer.
  278. M

    carp line sensitivity

    The bigger the carp get the more line sensitive they become.
  279. M

    Cystal Pier fishing off MB?

    https://www.pierfishing.com/crystal-pier-san-diego/
  280. M

    Master Angler Billfish Tournament

    Bad conditions is all relative to where you are. Do we get bad conditions? Sure. But 345 days of the year the conditions in socal would be good to great in the PNW. Unless we get an early santa ana wind which usually do not hit till october I would not worry too much.
  281. M

    Master Angler Billfish Tournament

    While it might be lumpy going home do not underestimate the ability of that boat. I bet it is more seaworthy than a lot of boats several feet bigger.
  282. M

    Master Angler Billfish Tournament

    Or bring camping gear and get a campsite in avalon.
  283. M

    2019 El Niño

    Last I saw the el nino was fading to neutral.
  284. M

    Master Angler Billfish Tournament

    And there will be lots of boats out there.
  285. M

    Master Angler Billfish Tournament

    So far this year most of the marlin I have heard of have been off the avalon bank to the slide area off the east end of catalina and then up the drop off along the backside. Each year is different. Their are high spots and banks all over the place. There are 8 different islands in socal so using...
  286. M

    Master Angler Billfish Tournament

    For what it is worth, newport and dana are a little farther than hb or long beach. But, they have a much better angle on the usual wind and swells in our area. Typically the wind is the slowest in the morning in our area and builds in the afternoon till dark. Then fades shortly after dark...
  287. M

    Master Angler Billfish Tournament

    Huntington harbor would be cheaper. Not 100% sure about slips. Launch ramp is sunset aquatic and you would probably contact harbor patrol for slips. Harbor patrol in newport has some also, but they are first come, first serve and the boat must be there in the water.
  288. M

    Master Angler Billfish Tournament

    I prefer huntington harbor or dana point, but it depends on where the fish are located.
  289. M

    Master Angler Billfish Tournament

    Since it is mostly a release tournament everything is point based. The lighter the line class the more points you recieve. In case of a tie the fish caught first is the tie breaker.
  290. M

    Master Angler Billfish Tournament

    I would also check jdsbiggametackle.com out. He puts up a fish report and will put up locations he hears of for where fish are being caught. Each year is different. Some years the marlin are up at the channel islands or santa barbara island. Some years at catalina or san clemente island areas...
  291. M

    Master Angler Billfish Tournament

    You might be surprised on the gear. The MABT is a light line tourney. Nothing heavier than 30 on the trollers, most use 16 or 20 lb. Dropback and casting rods are usually 12 or 16 lb for the winners.
  292. M

    Fishing License clarification question.

    I prefer to release, but they taste like white seabass so I do not judge those that keep them too harshly.
  293. M

    Fished 8/28/19 on the Fortune

    If you were still catching fish there was not much point in moving. With the amount of boats around in the tuna fleets these days going back to the paddy would probably have been useless. I am sure 2 dozen boats would already be drifting over it and one probably would have tied off to it...
  294. M

    Fishing License clarification question.

    I am betting I have had a conversation with this guy and he will also say that if you are in the water you are floating. Interesting guy. Wrong, but interesting.
  295. M

    Friends are eating well this season

    Looking at the pectoral fins I would say at a minimum they are all the same species. And yellowfin would be my guess. Although I am waiting for the "bigeye" report sooner or later.
  296. M

    Looking for multiday trips near Central CA

    The black pearl out of morro still does 2 day trips. Pretty much rockfish only though. They head up to big sur and get some big lings. Several boats in the ventura area do 2 days periodically. You would just have to check the landings.
  297. M

    Report SportBoat Unsafe Behavior

    https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/pride-incident.726216/ Incidents have been taped, of course this one is a private attacking a sporty so it does not fit the narrative some people want to spread.
  298. M

    Catamaran turtle on the 9 mile bank

    An extremely useful tool no matter what it is or is called.
  299. M

    Catamaran turtle on the 9 mile bank

    Contrary to what they call it FLIR is a glorified night vision camera to a closed circuit tv. Magnifies light not heat.
  300. M

    Catamaran turtle on the 9 mile bank

    Black bottom paint and upside down might make that hard to see even with FLIR.
  301. M

    53.46 Lb. Yellowtail off Crystal Pier

    They catch several 30 and 40 lbers off that pier every year. Not the first 50+ either. The number of hours spent just to hook one though makes it quite the lucky event though.
  302. M

    Friend wants to fillet his own fish; where in S.D. ?

    Put them in the back of the truck and go over to the shelter island pier and use the fillet tables. Might need a cart to take fish out and fillets back.
  303. M

    2320 transom bracket - worth the money?

    They stopped making them because people stopped buying them. Simple economics. It does not mean the bracket model rides better. By your logic bayliners and stripers must be the best boats out there. Look at how many they sold. LMAO.
  304. M

    Caught a ......salmon? Off of buoy number 3 in Point Loma.

    Before the populations took a downturn there were salmon here every year. You just had to know how to target them. Lots of work for limited returns though.
  305. M

    Slow to Zero on Tuna

    Almost all on flyers.
  306. M

    A bunch of 300+ pound Bluefin landed.

    While those are all still big tuna I wonder if those are tape measure weights or scale weights?
  307. M

    Thunderbird of Newport Harbor.

    My understanding is it is not BD that has the problem. The other site has the problem and lawyers.
  308. M

    90 anglers WTF

    90 is pretty standard for any of the 3/4 day boats out of newport, pedro, or long beach. That's why I have not been on one in at least 10 years.
  309. M

    Slow to Zero on Tuna

    You must have gone to the CNN school of reading comprehension since you took the words I used and twisted them into something completely different than what I said.
  310. M

    Irvine Lake..........

    On august 17 there is no fishing charge. It will cost $5 to park. It sounds like there will be a fee at some point. The lake will only be open friday through sunday 7 or 8 till 4 pm. They already posted a report on facebook of a day fishing there. Lots of 7 to 15 lb catfish, mostly channels with...
  311. M

    Slow to Zero on Tuna

    The privates are whacking the snot out of the jumbos the last several days. May just not be enough volume for the party boats though.
  312. M

    Florida Did It- Maybe CA Should Follow Suit

    And if you want to be technical CA banned gillnets in state waters in 93, florida did it in 94. So they followed us.
  313. M

    Florida Did It- Maybe CA Should Follow Suit

    It does, but in too small of schools to likely survive. That being said I do not think the live bait haulers collect enough fish to make that big of a difference to the population. The original question was should we ban nets in CA? Other than bait haulers I would still ask what nets are we...
  314. M

    Florida Did It- Maybe CA Should Follow Suit

    I guess the first question is what nets are there to ban? CA can only ban nets within 3 miles of the coast. Maybe they can exert some force on the fed to change farther. But inside 3 miles gillnets are already banned and I do not think you can commercially trawl net within 3 miles either. So...
  315. M

    Sitka -- Great Fishing Great Place -- weird size limits (slots) suck

    I feel you. Headed to Prince of Wales in 2 weeks. I just had to get a refund on my king stamp. At least there will be silvers and pinks when I go.
  316. M

    Tips on anchoring/camping at Little Harbor Catalina

    You can walk it, but there is a shuttle.
  317. M

    Tips on anchoring/camping at Little Harbor Catalina

    Among other things you need to go onto the islands website and reserve a campsite. Not sure how easy it is to get ashore at little harbor either.
  318. M

    Good for sportfishing?

    If you have 1000 lbs that 25 cents is $250. If you have 10 lbs its $2.50. Makes a big difference.
  319. M

    Good for sportfishing?

    Depends on how many pounds of fish you have to sell.
  320. M

    Old guys: Stand Up vrs Rail

    For some its the fight, for some its the kill.
  321. M

    Air Travel with rods - how do you do it?

    Don't forget the friends fly free program with the card also.
  322. M

    Air Travel with rods - how do you do it?

    Still have to pay regular, but not oversized.
  323. M

    Air Travel with rods - how do you do it?

    Not on alaska airlines. Fishing gear is on their exception list. I do reccomend you have the list pulled up on your phone as even some of the counter people do not know their own airlines rules.
  324. M

    Old guys: Stand Up vrs Rail

    I personally prefer not to use the rail, but to each their own. It does make me laugh though when guys in their 20's and 30's who appeat to be in good health post pics bragging of fish caught on 20 and 30 lb line using the rail.
  325. M

    Memories of days gone by...what are some of yours

    Avalon in the winter before the cruise ships and outside moorings. The greatest little sleepy town around.
  326. M

    Stop the local seining of our YFT and BFT.

    That probably has no chance of success with the deeper pockets and better organization of the commercials.
  327. M

    Sitka -- Great Fishing Great Place -- weird size limits (slots) suck

    You are allowed 1 either under or over the slot limit. Then some of the lodges buy a percentage of the commercial quota. Then if you would like to keep a 2nd fish you can pay for the second one. I have not seen anyone charging by the pound (although some may), most charge a flat fee of 200 to...
  328. M

    Searching for custom bow rail shop

    Most shops that make towers will do railings. Fishing Boats Unlimited did several on my various boats over the years.
  329. M

    Any tips? Shark fishing from pier.

    The real small ones you can use a big hoop net. Most of them? Not sure.
  330. M

    Yellowtail at mother in laws

    Probably live in the condo/townhomes there that has a sort of private saltwater pond in their backyards. All kinds of no fishing signs. Does have a nice school of mixed calico and sand bass that are 3 to 8 lbs and some big halibut.
  331. M

    This shit is getting old.

    Its pretty good. You just have to watch out for the glass bottom boats or the fake sub running your lines over.
  332. M

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    Well 1 anyways.
  333. M

    Bluefin heartbreak..... 7/5/19 (and redemption)

    Don't let them eat the flatfalls. They can and will spit it out faster than you can blink. Its best to treat them like wahoo. Just keep winding until its taking line, then set the hook if you feel like it.
  334. M

    Sabiki yellowfin

    I fished a kelp off ensanada in the 80's that was covered in dorado. The boat next to us was using 3 hook shrimp fly rockfish gangions and bringing them up 3 at a time.
  335. M

    Pacifica on line for 7-5-19

    I remember going out of belmont pier in the early 80's. Sometimes getting on the boat was the most exciting part of the day.
  336. M

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    That would require them admitting they have a problem.
  337. M

    Chunking For Local Bluefin?

    If you can find an area with consistent meter marks chunking works. Our bluefin do not stack up on banks like their east coast cousins so chunking is not as productive on a regular basis. Works great when you get a school of yellowfin to the boat.
  338. M

    Dementia linked to scopolamine

    It is highly reccomended by the manufacturer, Drs, and pharmacists not to cut the patch. https://www.goodrx.com/blog/cut-medication-transdermal-patches-safe/
  339. M

    Bluefin heartbreak..... 7/5/19 (and redemption)

    Lots of these tuna are feeding on red crabs and microbait. Small lures match the hatch better. I would reccomend maybe putting a slightly bigger hook than the stock ones on those size lures so they get a better hold.
  340. M

    I.D. This!!!!

    Most likely a plume anemone
  341. M

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    The boat is running tonight. You will not see anything else until the coast guard releases their report in a year. And they will not publicize it, you will have to go look for it.
  342. M

    Inshore mako

    Why? Just ignore it or stop looking at the post. Most people are being civil.
  343. M

    Sitka -- Great Fishing Great Place -- weird size limits (slots) suck

    Go self-guided. 2 halibut per day and no size limit. Lings still have strict regs but they are trying to protect the species. They give more generous limits to the residents as they figure they live there and use it to help feed their families.
  344. M

    Pacifica on line for 7-5-19

    I do not want luck. I want professionalism. Luck was they hit a beach with no waves instead of the jetty or a beach with big waves. Staying awake does not require luck. But to make you happy. I wish the passengers luck that they make it back safe.
  345. M

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    If the new toys have loud enough alarms they would help. Still does not excuse sleeping at the wheel. As hard as these crews work all summer having a second crewmember awake would make the most sense.
  346. M

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    Not saying boats should'nt have them. Just saying people rely on them too much. Aparently one of the attessa's captains comments was the prowler did not appear on his AIS. To which I would say you should have looked out the window. Most 60 something foot party boats are fairly well lit up at night.
  347. M

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    The only problem with all the new electronics is people start to rely on them too much and forget to look out the window.
  348. M

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    In the past it was easy. No where in that news blurb did it say captain. If it had not been posted on a fishing site nobody would have known.
  349. M

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    I got your joke. I was just laughing at the blood shot eyes that looks like he has been awake a few days.
  350. M

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    Don't forget the mustang suit and spot locater. Also pick a bunk in the center of the boat. Best case scenario Andrew knows how to fish and you catch some nice fish. Other end of the spectrum you just won the lottery if you live.
  351. M

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    Look again at his eyes in that photo and tell me again he didn't know. :D
  352. M

    Pacifica on line for 7-5-19

    If they discounted it enough I would consider going. Of course I would have a survival suit and my lawyer on speed dial.
  353. M

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    I would rather have heard the thoughts of his 2 partners that co-own the boat
  354. M

    Inshore mako

    Could it be done? Sure. Are your odds of being severely injured equal to those of being successful? Yep.
  355. M

    This shit is getting old.

    https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Conservation/Marine/MPAs/Network/Southern-California#29960951-lovers-cove-state-marine-conservation-area-catalina-island Since I know most people cannot be bothered to check the regs before replying here you go. Lovers cove states clearly in the regs hook and line...
  356. M

    This shit is getting old.

    Know which rules? It is perfectly legal to fish there.
  357. M

    Fishing lead ban

    There was a bill about a year ago in CA to ban fishing lead, but if I remember rightly it never made it out of committee to be voted on so is probably dead for now.
  358. M

    This shit is getting old.

    Yes there is, getting it enforced is an entirely different situation.
  359. M

    Another Strange One

    If they got as big as that one looks they would be an ass beater on heavy gear.
  360. M

    This shit is getting old.

    Did not mean to infer you were in the wrong section. Just replying to the area in general.
  361. M

    This shit is getting old.

    Yes you are allowed to fish there. At least some of it. There is a line painted on the railing identifying the start of the mpa.
  362. M

    Another Strange One

    They get to 20 lbs and that one while large is also held out at arms length exaggerating the size.
  363. M

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    Did the Intrepid run over Bens rock twice? That is where the outrage is. After a horrific accident he gets a new boat and in less than 10 trips on the new boat the second falls asleep at the wheel again. I get it that it was a different second. Tells me they did not learn or just did not care...
  364. M

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    Not sure how AIS would help in this one, but in the prowler one it would have set off a proximity alarm. Having had radar on small boats for over 30 years I can tell you for a fact radar does not pick up everything. Or at least not in a distance that makes a difference. Passed an unlit panga on...
  365. M

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    Or he just might know a few more facts about the accident than you.
  366. M

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    He is being defensive about it, but he obviously has some connection to the crew.
  367. M

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    I would have thought that after the last incident, but I can only find 6 fish counts on the new boat. So less than 10 trips after the last accident it happened again. No thank you.
  368. M

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    The boat has already been in dry dock and inspected. The boat would be the least of my worries.
  369. M

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    I can tell you from some facebook posts people know and don't care.
  370. M

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    It also says he was skippering during the first crash which is not correct. He was on the boat the first time, but the second ticket was running the boat at the time. This time? Most likely the second again because of the time of accident.
  371. M

    the accurate tern!

    Good to hear it looks good overall. Not surprised by the no dog backup. My small accurate boss has lost the antireverse a couple of times.
  372. M

    GW Shark or Salmon Shark

    With that dramatic of a 2 tone fin it most likely was a salmon shark. They can be found hundreds of miles offshore.
  373. M

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    One of Mcdonalds attorneys worked for Hyundai Motor America before that. I worked for the legal department on a side project for a while and they had all kinds of bad comments about her and her choices in that case. The plaintiff came off as a sweet little grandma and the attorney tried...
  374. M

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    It started before the mcdonalds lady. Her case is exactly why he should not talk. The manager of that mcdonalds actually said I will not reduce the temperature of the coffee, I do not want complaints of cold coffee. I do not care how many people get burned.
  375. M

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    This is california, the land of emotional distress. People can sue for whatever they want. They may not win, but you still have to pay attorneys to defend you. Unfortunately his best play is to stay quiet.
  376. M

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    With possible lawsuits and a coast guard investigation. If he is smart he will not say a word.
  377. M

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    Most likely the insurance carrier saw a losing bet and paid off the policy maximum and the plaintiffs were reasonable and took it.
  378. M

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    If you are lucky they will come out 6 to 12 months from now and by then no one will notice. As far as I know the coast guard still has not released the report on the prowler.
  379. M

    Pacific Queen suddenly got ultra popular?

    The pac queen has been a popular boat for well over 30 years and multiple owners.
  380. M

    Boat on Rocks SCI

    https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/pacifica-runs-aground-in-mission-beach.720325/page-7#post-4876442
  381. M

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    I think we can rule out most mechanical failures. Boat was towed off the beach and driven back to the dock under its own power.
  382. M

    Kids first halibut and seabass.

    Halibut is as big as he is. So cool.
  383. M

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    They could have fallen asleep 10 or 20 miles offshore, no way to tell.
  384. M

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    What if the autopilot course was set a bit more accurate, same result
  385. M

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    They should have already been made. Same owner as the prowler.
  386. M

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    He probably was not at the wheel, but he hired the guy who was both times. The buck stops with him.
  387. M

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    https://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/mission-beach-belmont-park-65-foot-ship-people-found-aboard-sdpd-511944022.html Not again, another news story on it. Same owner/captain as the prowler. Hopefully something electrical.
  388. M

    Discounted fishing trips for kids?

    Dana pt has half price tuesdays, but not sure you will catch much bigger than bass or rockfish.
  389. M

    Boat on Rocks SCI

    https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/boat-flipped-at-sci.720237/ Possibly same boat.
  390. M

    Yummy bluefin 6/25

    Very nice grade yellowfins.
  391. M

    6/23 Offshore w/Fleet

    On a private boat there is nothing wrong with 20 lb. Would not do it on a party boat as it screws too many other people. No need for a 2 speed on 20 lb. Completely useless. You cannot pull hard enough to use it. Of course it does allow you to use heavier gear on it.
  392. M

    Who would win a Civil War in the U.S.?

    China and russia.
  393. M

    Giant Squid run?

    Yep, those squid eat everything. That is why there are no fish in Cabo.
  394. M

    40’ Bertram on the Rocks at Cat 6/15/19

    I would not have gone before. The guy definitely knows how to fish. However I am not interested on going on a charter with a guy who is not licensed.
  395. M

    Overnight charter recommendations

    Probably the Hustler then. Mirage has not been the same seabass boat since Tucker left and bought his own.
  396. M

    Overnight charter recommendations

    Endeavor with Capt Tucker.
  397. M

    I have been a bad person.

    One of the many reasons I use titanium guides on my rods
  398. M

    Everything but.....

    The draft is really only ever about 1 to 3 star players and the rest are roster fillers. If you look at the history of the draft rarely are the "experts" correct on which those 1 to 3 are though. So there may be a star to be had at 4. Still will take a proven commodity over a ?. Plus it makes...
  399. M

    Everything but.....

    Since they were pretty much bidding against themselves, probably.
  400. M

    Everything but.....

    When Ball is healthy his shooting and play starts to improve and then just when he has a couple of games where you say hey maybe he is coming around, he gets injured again and misses 15 games. Then the process starts over. I just do not have faith that after 2 seasons of foot, ankle, and knee...
  401. M

    Everything but.....

    Since he is the only one that can seem to stay healthy of the "core" that seems like a success for the lakers.
  402. M

    Does anyone local to Orange County carry Pacific Bay guides?

    Give Island tackle in carson a call. Best rodbuilding supply I know of local to OC.
  403. M

    Anyone use the Komodo 463 SS for bft?

    They made a 200 because they are bass reels and some people still use them for that.
  404. M

    Foregrip length?

    One of the reasons is a longer rear grip makes it easier to make longer casts, more leverage. Also goes under your arm better when winding. The downside is when it comes time to fight a fish. Its all give and take.
  405. M

    Any Tribute or Aztec intel ?

    Aztec is great. You will not be sorry. The captain and crew understand customer service and the cook is the best on the short range fleet.
  406. M

    Shore fishing in Ketchikan, Juneau, and Skagway?

    Juneau has a fish hatchery that you can fish next to or off a dock next to for free. Fishing can be very good at times.
  407. M

    Albacore season

    Not familiar with the Oregon fleet so not sure.
  408. M

    It this legal?

    They just go back to looking for deer poachers. Land animals seem to be a higher priority other than amatuer weekend lobstering.
  409. M

    Catalina 6/10 - Patriot 3/4 Day

    Nice job on getting the fish through the headaches. No point in long soaking a bait that does not swim in the first place.
  410. M

    BFT at San Clemente Island / 2019

    They are still there, just 60 miles out now.
  411. M

    BFT at San Clemente Island / 2019

    Last I heard mexican quota was down due to overcatch the last 2 seasons. Fish have not crossed the border because we keep having storms that cool the water off.
  412. M

    Tariffs and fishing tackle?

    China has enough money to last quite a while. I would be shocked if they agree to any real changes until after the next election. While I am not sure about Trump's tariff ideas for all countries I am more than willing to let him continue trying with China. He at least got them to blink which is...
  413. M

    Boat Review for Davey's Locker & Dana Wharf

    I love the thunderbird out of daveys, but the crew can be an acquired taste so to speak. Dana is definitely more kid friendly.
  414. M

    Tariffs and fishing tackle?

    Never said CNN wasn't Trump crazy. To use a better comparison, how many Obama or Hillary supporting arguments have you seen on FOX? Both insist on putting their "spin" on every story.
  415. M

    Tariffs and fishing tackle?

    Blindly support no, but to say they are not very biased would be a joke. CNN and FOX are 2 sides of the same coin. One for conservatives and one liberals. I don't particularly trust either to "report" the news. Both are trying to make it.
  416. M

    What do you think it weighs???

    Its more than 1 foot. His arms are straight and there is a tuna laying on the deck between him and the fish he is holding. Probably closer to 2 feet in front of him.
  417. M

    What do you think it weighs???

    I am with the 85 to 90ish crowd.
  418. M

    What do you think it weighs???

    First question. How tall is he?
  419. M

    Tariffs and fishing tackle?

    It has been over a decade since the last one. We have to be getting close to the cyclical recession no matter what Trump does. He might speed up or slow down the process, but it is bound to happen sooner or later.
  420. M

    The Myth That the U.S. Leads the World in Mass Shootings

    Should I really need to? The conversation is about manipulating data to fit your particular perspective. He agrees about people manipulating data and then says well if you remove this, this, and this we are one of the safest countries. When you are removing things that is exactly manipulating...
  421. M

    It this legal?

    Once everybody else has their limit, I have no issue with it.
  422. M

    Tariffs and fishing tackle?

    Amazing how many "made in the USA" things are just assembled here. The parts are made overseas.
  423. M

    It this legal?

    Since I have been on that boat on twilight trips where a deadhead pulled out a fish that was not even caught on the trip to win the jackpot and give it to the crew, I think its business as usual.
  424. M

    Tilefish JR as a spinner?

    To me it is more of a 30 lb and handles 40 lb, but I also do not put quite as crazy a bend in rods as the manufacturer does.
  425. M

    The Myth That the U.S. Leads the World in Mass Shootings

    Now who is manipulating data.
  426. M

    Tilefish JR as a spinner?

    For 30 and 40 I would look more at the 761 MH in black hole blanks
  427. M

    Who is fishing San Clemente? Is it OC or LA landings only?

    Thunderbird fishes the island daily. Only days they do not fish it are due to it being closed or weather. Weather days they usually cancel altogether. No captain better for that island. Plus new shiny boat.
  428. M

    New boat Hull failure

    Or not completely if they really screw it up.
  429. M

    2nd Hook on nosehooked or trolled Mac?

    Most of the time the stinger will cause more problems with killing the bait and causing it to spin than it is worth. Secondly something with teeth is biting the bait. Most likely a sea lion or shark. So if the stinger does not have steel leader you still will probably not catch what is eating...
  430. M

    Lingcod limit back to 2

    https://cdfgnews.wordpress.com/2019/05/21/recreational-canary-rockfish-black-rockfish-and-lingcod-bag-limit-increases-effective-june-1-2019/?fbclid=IwAR2iu_f7Gx5RTCEfO2-XZ7jywtTZIAIr8--G4-ooGvFoqld5dMaU1sdVaHY Limit goes back to 2 on june 1.
  431. M

    What makes UC rods so special

    Unless I am mistaken the RUS are factory wrapped rods, while the US are just blanks. Not sure of any other differences
  432. M

    possibility of coastal islands opening

    No offense meant to their operations. They sound like my kind of adventure. It was more meant as a response to going on a long range trip is so much more hassle.
  433. M

    New boat Hull failure

    Air temperature makes a difference in set times and mixtures in fiberglass. Odds are they have that figured out, but who knows.
  434. M

    New boat Hull failure

    May also cause them to lawyer up and then you do not get a new boat or your money back for years. They have already accepted fault and are completely replacing the hull, not fixing it. While it sucks 4 to 6 months is not an unreasonable amount of time. I agree with the previous poster they...
  435. M

    WTB Looking for a Shamrock

    https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/2002/shamrock-270-mackinaw-3512178/?refSource=browse listing
  436. M

    possibility of coastal islands opening

    I have no problem with going to cedros and fishing pangas. Sounds fun. But, when you figure you have to deal with crossing the border each way, leaving a car in mexico while getting on a small plane for a flight to cedros. Transfer from the landing area to whichever group you are fishing with...
  437. M

    Legends of the Freelance

    You are not
  438. M

    possibility of coastal islands opening

    The only pipe dream of it would mainly be the cost. It basically would be a skiff trip without dragging all the skiffs down. The main problem in the cost is finding enough available pangas and skippers all at the same time. Most of the island operators are booked up at least a month in advance...
  439. M

    possibility of coastal islands opening

    The comparison was not about how much space there is. The comparison was about the local sentiment towards the long range fleet.
  440. M

    possibility of coastal islands opening

    The bait, yellowfin tuna, and dorado I am sure has more to do with the current enviromental conditions than the closure. As to the tail wagging the dog, the answer is yes. The locals are tired of what they perceive as the long range fleet wiping out their local fishery and the locals get nothing...
  441. M

    possibility of coastal islands opening

    I am sure there is, but tbey have built there businesses by being the only ones allowed to fish it. They will not willingly give up that exclusivity. Look at the incidents in san queintin.
  442. M

    possibility of coastal islands opening

    As well as the local operations are doing on Cedros I will bet they would fight tooth and nail to keep it closed.
  443. M

    What is this??? Need ID help!!

    The mistake may be in assuming it is a local species. I know of 3 or snowy grouper and a baqueta caught in california waters this year. I know someone who claimed to see a hammerhead in santa monica bay in march. There are bluefin and was at least 1 yellowtail in santa cruz. The search might be...
  444. M

    Radon 15- Rebuild/No Name

    I was thinking it looked like the one the guy flipped fishing lobsters many years ago.
  445. M

    Best way to Figure Out How Light you can go Below a Rod's Rating?

    You can always go lighter. The rod just will not bend as much. The biggest downside is with less bend it is easier for the fish to get slack in the line and spit the hook
  446. M

    What is this??? Need ID help!!

    Looking at the ridges my final answer is a skate. Not sure longnose or big.
  447. M

    What is this??? Need ID help!!

    Would have to be a diamond stingray, rounds do not get that big.
  448. M

    What is this??? Need ID help!!

    Stingray or skate
  449. M

    Marina Del Rey 1/2 Day Recommendation

    They run friday and saturday nights most of the year if enough people sign up. They never post reports for twilights so you never know what they are catching.
  450. M

    New boat Hull failure

    4 to 6 months to get a hull, possibly up to 5 years to get your money back in a lawsuit. Take the boat, unless you think the next one will have the same problem.
  451. M

    Limits of Browns 5/1

    First of all the post is 9 years old. Second pretty sure that is a scale being used to hold the fish not a gaff
  452. M

    Catalina

    It was 9 years ago? Are you sure. They did something to the site a few days ago and all these 2006 to 2010 posts have popped up.
  453. M

    The Thunder Bird

    Actually they probably are out there.....in the western pacific. There is a reason we see so many 200 lbers, but not very many 300 lbers. The hormones kick in and they swim away to the breeding grounds.
  454. M

    Great Whites showing at Catalina...

    The one out in the open might be a basking shark. The one with the dog on the beach is not. There is also video of that shark. Definite white.
  455. M

    Processing BFT

    There was a reason bluefin were not heavily fished commercially until the japanese figured out they were great raw.
  456. M

    WTB ALBIN 28TE IS THEIR ANY IN SAN DIEGO

    https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/2002/albin-28-tournament-express-3524462/?refSource=standard listing&refSource=standard listing One for sale in long beach. Nice boats, but not real common on the west coast.
  457. M

    Thunderbird vs Freedom

    Sunday night/monday looks fine. There are closures all over clemente at different times on tuesday and wednesday. Sort of depends on when and where the yellowtail are biting.
  458. M

    Thunderbird vs Freedom

    You do realize not everybody has the gear or wants to catch bluefin.
  459. M

    Thunderbird vs Freedom

    Thunderbird. Captain Jeff is the best non-san diego captain.
  460. M

    Thunderbird vs Freedom

    They have already moved back.
  461. M

    4/30 Local Yellow Bite

    Landing reported 8 to 15 lbs
  462. M

    Favorite base braid for socal fishing?

    Xtreme braid. The price is right and has never failed on me or anyone I know who has used it.
  463. M

    Aztec 1.5 4/26

    They added the bait tank up there at the very end of the season. Good to hear no issues with it. Was concerned about fish going under the boat and trying to go around it. Thats my favorite captain and crew.
  464. M

    Aztec 1.5 4/26

    Looks like a good trip. I saw they put a bulb on the bow to increase speed and fuel economy over the winter. Were there any issues fishing around it?
  465. M

    Freedom now booking at....

    Why? When the bite is rolling almost every boat in san diego is booked up. Plus the LA/long beach/orange county ares has quite a few boats. Fury, thunderbird, el dorado(if it stays for the summer, outrider, pescador, fortune(if it stays). Possibly the Endeavor (not sure where Tucker will run it...
  466. M

    Freedom now booking at....

    Could also just be as simple as the owner/captain prefers chasing tuna over island fishing. If that is the case SD is the place for the boat.
  467. M

    4/25/19 SoCal Inshore & Catalina Report!

    If he fucked up once or maybe even twice I would agree with you, but he did it on too many occasions over too many years. He is just sorry he got caught.
  468. M

    1.75 day trips limits

    I do not need to call DFW. It says clearly on the permit "no person may take more than 1 daily bag limit per calendar day". You might want to read the actual permit. Judges do not accept - well it said on the internet.
  469. M

    1.5 Boats Loading Up on YT Yesterday

    Report I saw said the yellows were rats.
  470. M

    1.75 day trips limits

    As long as the boat is scheduled to leave the dock by noon on the first day yes. Saying the boat gets the permits. Technically you are only allowed 2 each day, but I do not know a boat that will not let you take 4 the second day. Right or wrong.
  471. M

    Seen it or not?

    I remember the one on the squidder I had. Thanks for the answer.
  472. M

    Seen it or not?

    Ok, 2 of the reels have 2 levers for engaging the reel. Never seen that before. Why 2? Black with yellow handle and black with red handle in same row.
  473. M

    Fish processing prices?

    The reason they offer "better" customer service is they are owned by boat and landing owners. Before 5 star was sold they were not. The owners of fishermans processing tried to ban 5 star from going down to the boats and said they could only be in the parking lot. There was a lawsuit over it...
  474. M

    1/2 Day on New Thunderbird

    Probably sometime after they cross the border.
  475. M

    Fish processing prices?

    5 stars building is about 2 miles away from seaforth. Last trip I had out of their the captain of the aztec loaded a couple of 200 lbers into the bed of his truck and delivered them their for the guys I went with.
  476. M

    Here We Go... Everyone is into the Bluefin!

    There have been fish to 160 caught. Those are the ones that are the problem
  477. M

    Planning a Corporate trip out of LA...need advice

    With the need to have around 40 bunks I would say the Freedom out of 22nd street. Thats a lot of people to chase pelagics though.
  478. M

    Employment Oppurtunity Okuma Fishing Tackle CSR Supervisor

    From what I know of comparable jobs in other industries that actually is about right. Especially since it also lists commisions as an extra. Oh and every mcdonalds drive through I go through for my kids happy meal the sign on the windows have starting pay somewhere between 11 and 13 dollars an...
  479. M

    Employment Opportunity Inside Sales Manager Okuma Fishing Tackle

    Is there a link or somewhere to send a resume? Or a contact?
  480. M

    Catalina on 4/7. Nice day

    Anytime you can get out it is a good. That halibut looks more like a fantail sole just an fyi.
  481. M

    All Day Boat Recommendations?

    Similar number of people on both boats. Bite is better out of sd and they are drifting a lot of the time which means the crowd is spreadout the length of the boat not just across the transom so it does not feel as crowded.
  482. M

    Bucket List Fishing Trips

    After watching big reds slam the popping bobber instead of the plastic behind it I have no doubt you could use popping flys for incredible bites.
  483. M

    April 6-7 Salmon

    Baysidemarinesc.com
  484. M

    Bucket List Fishing Trips

    Get with the right guide you can catch big redfish, seatrout, black drum, and sheepshead(which is nothing like ours) in the same trip.
  485. M

    Bucket List Fishing Trips

    I have fished and would highly reccomend Venice, LA both inshore and offshore. Number 1 on my bucket list is the Nomad Adventures trip in Australia.
  486. M

    All Day Boat Recommendations?

    I know the madscads work, any of the japanese techniques and luresfor aj's will work for yellowtail. The lures most of the guys use were developed in CA so people are partial to them. Flatfalls, knife jigs, etc all work if you know how to use them. Only question is where are the fish that day...
  487. M

    All Day Boat Recommendations?

    San diego is your best chance at just picking a date months out and having it be successful. You will need a passport to fish there and don't let people fool you if the yellows are biting sd will be combat fishing on a 3/4 slash full day whatever they want to call it as well. If you want to fish...
  488. M

    Shogun Three Day

    Updates are on 976-tuna
  489. M

    Reminder...New Sheephead fillet regs now in effect..

    Your logic escapes me. How does allowing people to fillet fish on a boat make them money? If anything it costs them money. Now all the people who did not know that you could not fillet sheephead on a boat will not be ticketed.
  490. M

    Reminder...New Sheephead fillet regs now in effect..

    Before you had to keep them whole. It was no filleting on boats.
  491. M

    Bight Sports Fishing

    I do think you are correct on the 1.5 days being reverse 1.5's when they are for seabass.
  492. M

    The Dreamer or Bight Sportfishing?

    Allyn on the dreamer is the best wsb captain period. The guys at bight are probably number 2. That being said I personally would go with bight. It depends on what you expect from a charter. Allyn and his crew will allow you to fish along side them for the price of the charter. Bight will help...
  493. M

    Bight Sports Fishing

    Says both skippers in bean bags
  494. M

    Charter boat deck hand etiquette/behavior

    They may make decent money on good boats, but god do they have to work hard to earn it.
  495. M

    Do you prefer boat limits or personal limits

    Being told you have to quit fishing because someone else caught your limit for you after spending hundreds or even thousands to go fishing. What a crock.
  496. M

    REVIEW COMPARE AVET REELS HX 2-speed HXW 3-speed RAPTOR Gear Shift Button Stick Out Line Capacity

    For me with the gears they have chosen on the 3 speed it sort of makes it an open water reel. Anywhere you are on anchor and the fish will be going out as much as down it is only so useful. For those applications I could understand the gearing you want.
  497. M

    REVIEW COMPARE AVET REELS HX 2-speed HXW 3-speed RAPTOR Gear Shift Button Stick Out Line Capacity

    The super low gear on the 3 speed is so low if the fish turns and charges the boat you have no chance of keeping up. Basically you use the reel in high gear till you get bit. Once the fish settles down a bit you switch to the mid-gear. When you get the fish straight up and down circling you drop...
  498. M

    Totoaba fisherman shot during gillnet removal raid

    https://fronterasdesk.org/content/848281/mexican-marines-poacher-shot-accidently-after-attack-sea-shepherd 2 different stories about the same incident. Let the spin begin.
  499. M

    Whale Entanglement

    Or solid?
  500. M

    For Sale 25' Custom Livesay

    Livesays are great in bad seas. Just do not take people who get seasick out on them.
  501. M

    Fishing with Fidget spinners.........? LMAO!!

    I want his sunglasses where the lenses are different colors.
  502. M

    Has anyone gone on a Disney Cruise and snuck fishing gear on?

    https://thewest.com.au/news/regional/sailfish-caught-on-pilbara-bulk-carrier-bc-58392336026001 I say he should try.
  503. M

    Has anyone gone on a Disney Cruise and snuck fishing gear on?

    Most cruise lines consider fishing gear as weapons, so they are not supposed to allow you to have them in your room. I went on a carnival cruise to alaska and took a couple of rods with me. I was told I had to surrender it to security for the trip, but could basically check it in and out with...
  504. M

    WTB Looking for a Davis Cortez

    Have you called Davis?
  505. M

    Sign of things to Come?

    There have been a couple of swords seen finning out of newport the last couple of months. More likely a sword.
  506. M

    channel island Shallow water Friday

    If the swells are 18 secs apart that is nothing. Its the 15 to 20 knot winds predicted that are the problem. Being an overnight they can just run up the inside or outside of the islands depending on which way the wind is blowing. I would still bet on rosa or miguel. The overnights generally only...
  507. M

    channel island Shallow water Friday

    Probably rosa or miguel then. Lots of lings, there will be big reds, just not as many overall, lots of chuckleheads of all sizes, lots of whitefish and some sheephead. Break out the medium to heavy bass gear. They pull back at those depths.
  508. M

    channel island Shallow water Friday

    Depends on where they fish. In my experience more lings, sheephead, whitefish, chuckleheads. Fewer reds and salmon grouper. You will still get some reds though especially if they fish san miguel. Size varies on location. What landing or boat?
  509. M

    channel island Shallow water Friday

    The benefit is bass gear over heavy gear. More fun.
  510. M

    450lbs yellow fin landing on Marlasportfishig

    This has been answered multiple times. It was never officially weighed. The boat it was caught on did not have a hold big enough for it so it was filleted. Rod in several of the photos was a rail rod so I will bet it was not legal for record purposes. Incredible catch either way.
  511. M

    SEA SHEPARD VESSEL ATTACK

    The reason baja is still baja is we did not take it. The entire peninsula would look like newport beach to san diego if we took it over. Estuaries dredged and turned into harbors, houses everywhere on the coastal areas. The vaquita would have been extinct decades ago.
  512. M

    local LB bugging & Fish ID

    You need to take a good look at juvenile black seabass photos. Not even close.
  513. M

    SEA SHEPARD VESSEL ATTACK

    Well lets see, no more california grizzlies, no more orange county steelhead, almost ran the california condor into extinction, commercially overfished how many species. And that is just california, yeah we are prize winners in management.
  514. M

    local LB bugging & Fish ID

    Now that looks more like a star studded grouper
  515. M

    SEA SHEPARD VESSEL ATTACK

    Because we have done so well with the wildlife in our country?
  516. M

    SEA SHEPARD VESSEL ATTACK

    I want to say they have been breeding them in ensanada and releasing them in the cortez. Just not sure on what level.
  517. M

    local LB bugging & Fish ID

    I am going to guess by the size this one came up as planktonic larvae in the el nino of 15/16 settled out and has been growing in the harbor ever since.
  518. M

    local LB bugging & Fish ID

    I believe all true groupers are illegal to keep in CA. I know the broomtail is.
  519. M

    local LB bugging & Fish ID

    Spines are wrong for star studded. Gulf coney and baqueta are the same fish. American common name and mexican common name
  520. M

    2/19/19 SMB - Shark ID

    While I do agree that it is most likely a GW it is the right time of year for salmon sharks and they do occurr in our area.
  521. M

    14 Mile Bank Rockfish

    The bank has been off limits for 15 years or so. How many first warnings do you issue? And how do you keep track of who has been warned and who has not. I guarantee you there are people fishing that bank that know it is illegal.
  522. M

    Once a great boat

    The main reason for one over the other to me is where are the fish? The last couple of years the best bite has been towards the west end. Much closer for the pedro and long beach boats, meaning more fishing time. In the past the east end has been better some years, going to newport then makes...
  523. M

    Once a great boat

    More like 1 in 50 on that boat.
  524. M

    Swordfish?

    Sablefish and hake are good baits if you can get them.
  525. M

    How bout them Pats

    Since the police did a traffic stop on him to check his ID after the first visit and then he still went back the next day you might be on to something.
  526. M

    Anyone Else Having Problems With the New BD Format on Your Phone?

    I click on forums from the home page and at least half the time I get the seaguar gold page
  527. M

    2/19/19 SMB - Shark ID

    2nd picture makes me even more convinced its a baby white.
  528. M

    2/19/19 SMB - Shark ID

    Looks like a white to me.
  529. M

    Retirement move to socal

    If he is retired, odds are he can fish during the week and dodge 70% of the shit show.
  530. M

    Most Durable Low Profile Reel for Shallow Water Rockfishing?

    I will take the komodo over the lexa just for ease of service. Never had a problem dropping a reel off at okuma and getting it fixed. Everybody I know who has dropped reels off at Daiwa sooner or later has one of those stories.
  531. M

    Daveys locker t-bird

    Or carpool with a friend and drop them and the gear off and then go park the car.
  532. M

    Daveys locker t-bird

    Good luck that your car will still be there. The stores in most of those areas have security guards that patrol the area to tow the vehicles of people who park in the lot to go to the beach.
  533. M

    Cost for Short Lobster Citation?

    Guy was lucky the warden was in a good mood. Could have been 2 tickets. You are required by law to have a measuring device in possession when fishing lobsters
  534. M

    alternative lobster bait

    I freeze ground chunks in a muffin pan. Makes great sized fish hockey pucks.
  535. M

    Daveys locker t-bird

    It used to be the Nautilus 2. A charter boat in alaska.
  536. M

    U.C. RUS 80 TERMINATOR.. AN ULTIMATE 40 POUND STICK

    Cannot agree more. Just got my blank and am dying to start wrapping it.
  537. M

    Daveys locker t-bird

    Definitely possible. He just used certain phrases enough I think people would id him.
  538. M

    Daveys locker t-bird

    I do not think he has been back on bd since the night he posted that.
  539. M

    Most Durable Low Profile Reel for Shallow Water Rockfishing?

    And Okuma is also local and offers great customer service.
  540. M

    Daveys locker t-bird

    Longer, wider, and probably 3x as fast. Not that they likely will run it that fast.
  541. M

    Tuna Forecast

    To the original question, in washington I think you will be just fine. Here in socal they will be a no show yet again.
  542. M

    Tuna Forecast

    If you want to look at effect I think the deforestation and build up of concrete and asphalt would have a bigger effect. Of course there are an estimated 59 million less buffalo farting than there used to be, so some balance?
  543. M

    Tuna Forecast

    Except alaska that has so little ice they have cancelled a large portion of the sled dog races or australia that is having record summer heat. It is easy to show one place to try and prove something. The planet heating up is going to cause more extreme weather patterns. Now if and how much...
  544. M

    1 ling limit in 2019

    Do what alaska does. 2 fish. 1 under a certain size and 1 over. Allows you to keep a trophy should you catch one and want to keep it.
  545. M

    1 ling limit in 2019

    They grow infinitely faster than rockfish. A legal sized ling is only 2 to 3 years old.
  546. M

    SEA SHEPARD VESSEL ATTACK

    https://www.asoc.org/advocacy/antarctic-wildlife-conservation/southern-ocean-whale-sanctuary
  547. M

    Boat Capsize

    The question is did they run over the farm, or did they run over a broken off piece from the storms of the days prior to the accident. Makes a big difference in fault.
  548. M

    Boat Capsize

    Then you probably should not eat any shellfish or invertebrates.
  549. M

    Boat Capsize

    I hope it does not go away, but if it can be shown they are at fault for the death it creates an impression of the farm being a navigational hazard. Still nowhere near enough info to place blame though. Time will tell.
  550. M

    Boat Capsize

    If found liable that probably is the end of the farm. Between legal costs and settlement/judgement they will be out a lot of money. Not too mention increased insurance. Then they may have problems proving their farm is not a navigational hazard.
  551. M

    Boat Capsize

    Netting is not exactly accurate, it aparently was one of the ropes from the mussel farm that broke loose.
  552. M

    SEA SHEPARD VESSEL ATTACK

    Then please educate me. While a lot of their methods are not legal and they certainly have done some things that were more of a publicity stunt than actual good deeds they have been supported by most of the countries they are in by those countries governments. So where is all this harrassing of...
  553. M

    SEA SHEPARD VESSEL ATTACK

    Even if you accept the premise that their scientific whaling was legal they were still whaling inside a sanctuary. So please tell me how they were harrassing legal fishing?
  554. M

    SEA SHEPARD VESSEL ATTACK

    Have not heard of them harrassing people who were legally fishing yet. Of course if they run out of people illegally doing it I have no doubt that would change.
  555. M

    What makes UC rods so special

    UC blanks are great blanks, but like so many things its more personal opinion if they are better. I use them, but I still love my old calstars as well. I probably would not run out and replace the blanks you have if you love them, but if you are buying new ones what would it hurt to check out...
  556. M

    Sea Shepherd Attacked off San Felipe

    https://globenewswire.com/news-release/2019/02/01/1709367/0/en/SEA-SHEPHERD-SHIP-S-WINDOWS-SMASHED-AND-HULL-SET-ON-FIRE-BY-POACHERS.html The locals are getting even more violent.
  557. M

    Halibut drifting tips

    Even a 5 gallon bucket tied off to a cleat will slow you down some
  558. M

    Show me your blackman boat

    I know there were at least 2. They were both listed on yachtworld at the same time a couple of months ago.
  559. M

    Coasties get paid

    Since most of our prisons are overflowing with US citizens your crime argument makes little sense.
  560. M

    Coasties get paid

    And how many tunnels have they found? Pangas on the beaches? Build a wall and they will find a way around or through it. We still should build it as it will slow the crossings down. Unfortunately as the posts in this thread prove, both sides have their heads so far up their own asses nothing...
  561. M

    Fish unique to southern California?

    Well aware of both of those. The op was looking for a fish caught in socal, but not mexico. Only one I could think of. Although they are caught in sd so they probably cross the border too.
  562. M

    Fish unique to southern California?

    Striped bass
  563. M

    Ghost Hunter

    Brandon or Dave as listed above. 10 years ago I would have said Allen on the Dreamer. Not so much anymore.
  564. M

    Sea Shepherd Attacked off San Felipe

    And a poacher is still a criminal.
  565. M

    How bout them Chargers!!

    SD would love to have them back. As long as the Spanos family sells the team first.
  566. M

    How bout them Chargers!!

    So much for the theory the patriots are washed up.
  567. M

    Ninja Fishing Disney’s Animal Kingdom

    Some of the lakes disney actually has guides to take you fishing on. Not sure if they allow fishing on all of them though.
  568. M

    Rumors of Roosterfish in SoCal?

    Not to mention14,15,16 were super warm years. We are above average this year, but not enough for a rooster.
  569. M

    Rumors of Roosterfish in SoCal?

    Yeah, nobody is using that kind of gear locally for anything but surf sharks and you are not hooking roosters on the the rigs they use. Someone took a photo from cabo or somewhere and claimed it was local.
  570. M

    Galveston Poaching Pier Report

    Redfish magic works great with rockfish.
  571. M

    Oregon Killing Sea Lions

    Just stop rehabbing the starving pups and a lot of the problems would go away. Nature has tried several times to adjust the population problem, but instead of letting the weak animals die we scoop them up off the beach and rehab them. Then release them back.
  572. M

    How bout them Chargers!!

    They will get to the super bowl to draw everyone back in. Then they will find a way to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory just like they always have. This is the Chargers after all.
  573. M

    So what do you think these guys are doing.

    Its 2019 which probably means new qouta. I would guess getting ready to scoop up the bluefin as they slide down the coast.
  574. M

    Lobster hoop-netting inside Dana Pt Harbor from jetty or dock?

    I assume it is legal from the jetty. You just have to worry about snagging it. Should be legal at the pier as long as you are not there after the pier closes. I have heard of harbor patrol harrassing people on the pier, but the details on why were sketchy.
  575. M

    White shark caught n taken by mistake

    Definitely not a 7-gill, that being said DFW will do nothing to these idiots. There are facebook pages dedicated to guys targeting whites off local piers and beaches. DFW cannot be bothered. The guys will say they released it and DFW will say don't do it again.
  576. M

    Tuna (lots) jumping outside Newport Harbor this morning!

    Saw a very nice photo of a funnel cloud off long beach taken from the catalina express today. Might have something to do with the lack of reports.
  577. M

    $3,000,000.00 BFT....!

    Its not about taste, its about advertising. Same guy set the record price the previous 2 times. Gets his name and all his restaurants names all over the internet. He actually loses money on the fish as he does not sell it for that much.
  578. M

    Coronado pier and surf fishing

    Rent a skiff from seaforth boat rentals and fish the bay.
  579. M

    Tuna (lots) jumping outside Newport Harbor this morning!

    150 area, newport area, laguna area, dana pt, oceanside. Not 1 school, but boat pressure will be insane and push them down.
  580. M

    Tuna (lots) jumping outside Newport Harbor this morning!

    Sport king got one, victory got one, city of long beach hooked at least one. They all will be in the same place tomorrow, just a matter of which boat an crew you like.
  581. M

    I went looking again for the last local Tuna of the year 12-30 ( Video )

    The tuna are currently between palos verdes and newport inshore. Maybe they will slide that way.
  582. M

    rock fishing from shore good locations needed

    There are grass rockfish and cabezon along malibu, but nobody is going to give you exact spots as good shore spots are too easily overfished.
  583. M

    New rod blank from United Composites

    Exactly, the tilefish and the tilefish jr are being discussed at the same time. 2 different blanks.
  584. M

    New rod blank from United Composites

    If you like the tilefish jr, wait till the terminator gets past prototype stage.
  585. M

    Are you a member of CCA-Cal?

    No, he sold poacher baits with no replaceable tubes to people for $20 a piece.
  586. M

    new regs

    Still probably too deep for the regs
  587. M

    Santa Catalina Island

    Uh yeah. http://www.thelog.com/catalina-connection/oh-deer-catalina-island-facing-overpopulation-of-four-legged-island-dwellers/
  588. M

    Break Strength: Power Pro 100 lb solid core

    How do you account for the stretch of mono and lack there of in the braid?
  589. M

    Break Strength: Power Pro 100 lb solid core

    It does kinda look like the backing still cannot exceed 130 so your first question about what does 100 lb break at might be relevent.
  590. M

    Break Strength: Power Pro 100 lb solid core

    It went through. https://www.igfa.org/News/ruleschange2017
  591. M

    Santa Catalina Island

    Well, neither are native and both destroy the island. Either way the deer population is just fine. Overpopulation is a bigger threat to them at this point.
  592. M

    Break Strength: Power Pro 100 lb solid core

    Igfa regulations are now basically fly tippet style records. Only the 5 meters immediately before the leader, double line or hook matters. So basically the top shot. I guess in theory the way the regs read the backing should break less than 130 lb. So as long as you have a top shot it does not...
  593. M

    481 YFT Casa De Campo

    Definitely strange shape and look at the size of the tail. Its huge.
  594. M

    Guess the time and date on shelter Island launch ramp opening!

    The contractor who probably got paid considerably more than his original bid.
  595. M

    new regs

    Males mature at only 2 years old and females at 3. They would probably have to raise the size limit by more than a couple of inches to make any difference with their growth rate. Population still seems ok to me too.
  596. M

    Lobster hoop netting during the day.

    There were about a dozen crawling all over the rocks about 8:30 am this morning at hyatt marina in mission bay. They were all short by a lot though.
  597. M

    Juneau Area Fishing Questions

    Silvers were running when I went and got 3. There is a fish processor there that will fillet, smoke and ship your fish to you when you get home.
  598. M

    Shelter Island Ramp Closure Info 5/16/2017

    Shall we start placing bets on how long it is before someone backs their boat off the trailer and backs into a boat parked along the back docks.
  599. M

    FAVORITE LINGCOD JIG

    In CA I always thought small blue rockfish were always the best.
  600. M

    Is a new Radon signature 22 $40k better...

    My dad was one of Don Radons attornies during the transition from the sailboat company to his partnership with Davis. We also owned a Radon for about 10 years.
  601. M

    United Composites recommendation

    They make a 7 foot centaur. Its the uc 70 instead of uc 76. Tip is a little softer on 76
  602. M

    Is a new Radon signature 22 $40k better...

    The Radon style hull was basically designed for those conditions. Designed for commercial fisherman making the downhill run from the channel islands to santa barbara and ventura harbors. Can get very nasty winds and downhill swell at times. Its why they are so popular in Hawaii. Similar...
  603. M

    Is a new Radon signature 22 $40k better...

    Where do you think Davis got his molds from? Don Radon designed them at Innovator and partnered with Davis to get them back when the sailboat company that bought innovator went under. Thats why early Davis boats all say Radoncraft.
  604. M

    Shelter Island Ramp Closure Info 5/16/2017

    Welcome to most harbors now. No disturbing eel grass beds. If you do, you have to pay to have 2 or 3 times as large an area to be planted elsewhere.
  605. M

    Is a new Radon signature 22 $40k better...

    To Hoku's defense when you look at their site they clearly design their own boats and molds as they make boats up to 50x17. They just used the radon design as their model. Again its what you put in and take out of the mold that matters. Davidson had actual molds. What came out of them was not safe.
  606. M

    Is a new Radon signature 22 $40k better...

    Radon hull knock off, which there is nothing wrong with as long as they build it right. Has the benefits of you can watch them build it from start to finish (assuming you live there) and no shipping. Looks good.
  607. M

    Lobster hoop netting during the day.

    If you get enough smell close enough to their hidey hole they will investigate during the day. Expect it to be a lot more hit or miss though.
  608. M

    FAVORITE LINGCOD JIG

    Chrome jigs catch too many slime grouper for my likes.
  609. M

    Want to trade a trip in my boat out of Port San Luis for a trip here in San Diego

    For the school sized tuna you will be fine. You can rent a heavy rod. Pac queen is a definite go.
  610. M

    FAVORITE LINGCOD JIG

    What depth? 150 and less a leadhead with some form of plastic. 150 to 250 a butterfly style jig. 200 and deeper a jax jig in orange and copper. Drift speed and bite will make me decide when to switch from butterfly to jax.
  611. M

    Want to trade a trip in my boat out of Port San Luis for a trip here in San Diego

    Pacific queen is supposed to go tonight on a 1.5 day
  612. M

    Are you a member of CCA-Cal?

    Don't forget the contributing to the delinquency of a minor charge as he took his son poaching with him.
  613. M

    new regs

    Yes. https://cdfgnews.wordpress.com/2018/12/13/california-fish-and-game-commission-meets-in-oceanside/?fbclid=IwAR27TdUBA3IFKCU-7R_Ife2SWaFSGuwiCRPlUzdgXrOwlkWrTKwlsC8vdFE
  614. M

    Has anyone installed Sea Dek on there boat with good results?

    A blackman 26 will also have hatch covers for holds and an engine cover that all have to be measured and cut out that yours probably does not.
  615. M

    Rockfish Regs

    Even their own studies from 2016 and 2017 say lings are not overfished, so not sure why. Will definitely increase the population though as fast as they reproduce.
  616. M

    Rockfish Regs

    The california regs are based off NOAA reccomendations. Some of the changes listed deal with Oregon and Washington.
  617. M

    new regs

    Most of the boats that fish san nick already limit out with the current regs and the boats already cannot get off the dock half the time due to not enough passengers. These changes will help private boaters some, not much for the party boats. Sure there will be the short term improvement in...
  618. M

    new regs

    For sculpin yes, north of pt conception yes. Socal? Only so much. The proposed socal regs would push legal depth out to 450 feet in local areas and 240 feet in cowcod areas. 360 to 450 does not make much impact to me. The 240 in the cowcod areas is great if you are that far offshore for...
  619. M

    new regs

    New regs are coming as NOAA just doubled or more in some cases the annual catch total of most groundfish species. The question is how long will it take the state to make adjustments the regs.
  620. M

    Rockfish Regs

    New regs are supposed to be released tomorrow taking effect January 1. Looks like we might get year round rockfish and sculpin again. https://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-rockfish-restrictions-lifted-20181211-story.html?fbclid=IwAR21xNSPFSKr0GzQp8vA7PzvQveE1i7lCI1DG9IsVAPVaOCHwreWIYlEc1w
  621. M

    Monterey bluefin?

    Keeps the eyes and brain functioning, slows the metabolism and body down, but it does not go into hypothermia.
  622. M

    Monterey bluefin?

    Swordfish are actually unique in that they have 2 seperate blood systems. A warm one that runs to the brain and eyes and a cold one that does the rest of the body. You really want to see warm blooded check out opahs and salmon sharks.
  623. M

    Monterey bluefin?

    Degrees celsius times 9/5 + 32 equals fahrenheit Degrees fahrenheit times 5/9 minus 32 equals celsius.
  624. M

    Monterey bluefin?

    Once they reach maturity they migrate back west generally never to return. Thats why we see so few 300+ lbers and almost no 400+ lbers except in rare cases like the batch in the 80's.
  625. M

    Are there still YFT in US Waters?

    Or maybe you guys should reread it a little bit. He wrote they beat the commuter traffic back to newport. Commuter would indicate the traffic on the freeway back home, not he went out of newport.
  626. M

    Colt sniper questions

    Wind them in with a pumping motion like a butterfly jig and you will get more bites than a straight wind.
  627. M

    Trolling White Seabass

    Live mackerel with a torpedo sinker rubber banded on. 2nd choice would be something off a downrigger.
  628. M

    Boat Sinks

    So if the wind was going the direction the owner claimed, the boat aparently drifted upwind after breaking free from the dock?
  629. M

    Help me find my next boat. Looking to move up from an eastbay 37'

    Its the original hull. Personal boat of the Blackmans. Hana paa was extended 4 feet longer.
  630. M

    PAC-12 Championship Game

    USC has said they are keeping Helton next year, just replacing his coaching staff. The current buzz is they are getting the previous Texas Tech coach as their Offensive Coordinator.
  631. M

    BFT predictions

    The yellowfin will probably be gone, but the bluefin should still be around. The question is will enough boats be able to get out to stay on the schools.
  632. M

    worms in tuna

    Look up myxozoans. Probably the cysts you are finding.
  633. M

    LC Flash Minnow and Braid in the surf

    Some spinners do not lay the line on the spool right and cause line twist. The most common reason of knots on spinners is people continuing to turn the reel handle when they are not gaining line. All it does is twist the line up which then rolls up on itself when it gets any slack.
  634. M

    When targeting White Sea Bass...

    Always limits of boats and kayaks though.
  635. M

    Dana Point Harbor - New Slip Fee Schedule! 2nd Increase for most?

    Last I heard Dana had a fairly long wait list for dock space. Unfortunately sounds like a case of supply and demand.
  636. M

    When targeting White Sea Bass...

    You could also charter his boat to go seabass fishing once and see how he does it.
  637. M

    When targeting White Sea Bass...

    Try and find a copy of the book "The Local Angler" by Brandon Hayward. It will answer more of your questions than anybody will on a website.
  638. M

    Help me find my next boat. Looking to move up from an eastbay 37'

    https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1988/blackman-pilothouse-3235807/?refSource=browse listing 2 feet longer than you listed, but awesome boat.
  639. M

    another dead furbag...

    13 down, 25,000 to go.
  640. M

    worms in tuna

    See the word most, not all. https://www.seafoodhealthfacts.org/seafood-safety/general-information-patients-and-consumers/seafood-safety-topics/parasites
  641. M

    worms in tuna

    Look on the bright side. Most of the worms cannot survive in humans long term. You just have to let them dig around 7 to 14 days till they die. Sounds pleasant.
  642. M

    worms in tuna

    Most worm are in the gut and intestines. Once the fish dies they start crawling and digging around to try and find a new host. Gutting immediately helps, not always a cure. When we used to get salmon in socal they had lots of those same parasites in the belly flaps.
  643. M

    Rough weather for a 21 ft. Center console?

    So many people overrate the swell without even looking at the wind.
  644. M

    Rough weather for a 21 ft. Center console?

    5 to 6 foot swells with only 4 to 5 knot winds in the morning. 8 to 10 in the afternoon. Fishing would be fine in the morning, little bumpy in the afternoon.
  645. M

    Huge 39 hour Florida Fisherman ll CATCH

    I would say creole anthias on the first one if it was pacific ocean. Not sure atlantic.
  646. M

    Drone with release clip for fishing line.

    They already have a fishing drone for those wondering. Waterproof, can land and take off from the, even can have a fishfinder mounted to it. One of the sd party boat skippers did a lot of the testing. http://www.aguadrone.com
  647. M

    Drone with release clip for fishing line.

    Just an fyi r/c boats are illegal to use to deploy baits in freshwater in CA. The europeans use them for carp fishing and have little boxes built on them to hold the bait and weight.
  648. M

    FLAT FALLS FOR YELLOW FIN TUNA

    If you work them like a butterfly jig they are killer from a stationary boat too.
  649. M

    FLAT FALLS FOR YELLOW FIN TUNA

    I prefer coltsnipers for yellowfin, but flatfalls work
  650. M

    MAKO'S

    I would say figure out where the bonito and skipjack are and work those areas. Follow the feed so to speak. Unless you like mercury, ddt, pcb's and a few other things I would not reccomend eating one over 300 lbs.
  651. M

    Thanksgiving weekend weather

    Hopefully the weather changes. If you look at windy.com the wind does not stop on sunday, it just moves farther offshore. Still several days to not do what is currently predicted.
  652. M

    11-18 Dana Point

    You were not completely off on your idea. There is a diamond turbot that is common in the local bays. There are so many different local flatfish that other than the major ones, they are hard to identify. Fantails are fairly common and very good eating.
  653. M

    Thanksgiving weekend weather

    If you read the fine print, most landings have a no refund policy on paper. The good landings will give you a refund anyways if there is enough time to find an alternate passenger.
  654. M

    Cheif vs Rams.....

    Running the ball is an afterthought in the current NFL. How many qb's will have 5000 passing yards this season?
  655. M

    Shelter Island 9/27/18

    Considering how many times they have given completion estimates I am not holding my breath for december. They have at least made visible progress.
  656. M

    BFT Fishing With This Weekend's Upcoming Full Moon

    This year 2 to 4 days after the full moon seems to be the trick. Changes a little bit each year. Weather looks a bit entertaining right now though.
  657. M

    Cheif vs Rams.....

    Welcome to the new NFL because of rule changes. Defense cannot touch anyone.
  658. M

    11-18 Dana Point

    Fantail sole. The two false eye spots help identify it. Beautiful little thresher. Looks like a fun day.
  659. M

    Spotted Bay Bass Session light line (video )

    I have seen photos of at least a dozen taken outside the harbors this year. 2 or 3 off the huntington beach pier. Couple in the surf at the santa ana river mouth. Couple at bolsa chica and 1 at balboa pier. Thats 12 more than I have seen in the previous 30 years. Not sure if it is more people...
  660. M

    be afraid....very afraid....someone close could do this to you

    Like the law or not, the supreme court has not declared it unconstitutional. Until then it is the law.
  661. M

    Bonita Survival Rate

    I love how offended people get over common names.
  662. M

    be afraid....very afraid....someone close could do this to you

    And there is part of the problem with this case. The maryland law does not allow any info about the tip to be released without a judges order. So we have no way of knowing what kind of info the police had. If it was not for another family member nobody would know who made the tip. I am not...
  663. M

    be afraid....very afraid....someone close could do this to you

    Somebody pounds on my door at 5 am I might answer the door with a gun. Now I would not have fought with the police after that though.
  664. M

    be afraid....very afraid....someone close could do this to you

    While some of your arguments are valid, you might want to read a few other articles on this incident. Maybe one that is not on a site that defines itself as on one side or the other and starts the article out with we told you this would happen and ends with a rant against gun control. Not...
  665. M

    be afraid....very afraid....someone close could do this to you

    And you really think the right are any better? They repeat the same unproven conspiracy theories and lies their masters tell them. The Democrat party and the Republican party are 2 sides of the same bad coin.