Stop by the troutfitter in mammoth, they'll give you the latest info on the surrounding areas!
I always spend a couple bucks on a pack of hooks/powerbait and thats usually enough to point you in the right direction.
When I was in college with a college fishing budget, the SX was all I had and used.. and it worked for paddy yellowtail and yft.
I wouldn't use it for BFT but you're in luck cause the counts are showing yt 7-25# and yft. Get out there and get some fish!
I'm just trying to help a friend find a spinning rod that he can pair with his Penn Battle 8k.
He wants to start fishing sport boats and maybe dabble with schoolie pelagics.
Price point is ~$200
He lives in Downey.
Thanks for looking, let's see what you got!
Boarded the Islander and was off the dock by 6ish. The boat was already filled with bait and the captain said we were shooting straight for the grounds, ETA 10pm. I rack out at 8pm to try to get some shut eye before the double shift of fishing. I miss the first announcement that we're on the...
Read the regs, a lot of back country lakes require artificial baits with barbless hooks only.
That being said, I hiked cottonwood trail to Langley a few years back and fished lakes on the way up. Any cheap light spinning rod that could break in half is ideal... you don't want to be catching...
Where did you end up fishing? I was there this weekend (June loop area). It was pretty slow but I was fishing from shore with family. We fished Grant, Silver, and Lundy. We got to Virginia Lake late on 10/20 but there were lots of fish jumping out of the water!
Ended up fishing Lone Pine...
Whats up BD,
I'm looking to buy a Penn Fathom II 12 Star Drag. Preferably new or mint condition.
If it's used please send some pics!
I'm located in LB area but willing to make the drive for the right price.
Thanks for your time.
Thanks for the Intel... I use the clear bubble rig when I'm fly fishing the Sierras with an open face reel.
I was recently thinking of this and how it would transition to salt water. I might have to give it a shot and try to ignore the weird looks I'll be getting on a sport boat.
Checked out the area below between 330-530pm today for a quick session. I threw crocodiles and lucky crafts but had no luck.
I didnt see any bait balls or fish crashing the surface while I was fishing. When I was walking towards the parking lot someone told me birds were crashing on the beach...
A little late but another +1 for Costco warehouse.. I pick up the prime packer cut!
Trim down the fat, cook down the trimmings and add in some beef stock.
Use this as a braise for cachete or short ribs.
Paired my Lexa 400/axet sx with a 9' Proteus.. I usually muscle in the yft/skippies on 25-30#. I think it gives me leverage to turn their head and control the fish better (maybe it's just the tight drag).
TLDR: Attempted this hike early May but there was too much snow without crampons. Hiked the trail on Saturday 8/10 and fished the lake with a fly & bubble and a roostertail. 16 brookies between 2 of us within an hour.
Long: I've been wanting to dabble in backpacking/fishing to hit some honey...
Heck of a write up! It was fun sharing the rail with everyone that day.. definitely a trip for the books.
I actually remember overhearing you talk to the skipper about you listening to the radio on your drive down and all I could think was heck, I did the same thing!
Hopefully I'll find some...
What a write up!!! Cant wait for my 1.75 on the Aztec leaving on the 7th..
I have a Penn Fathom 40 spooled to the top with 100# izor. I plan on fishing 200# flouro top with a 200g glow and chrome flat fall.
Should I take some braid out and switch to 100# mono so the line can have some stretch...
I used to do the dove opener every year when my step dad was still alive and now that I'm older I want to make it a case to start going every year (assuming my work schedule allows).
I know we hunted the open fields in Niland but I can't remember exactly where for the life of me...
Was on the Prowler a few weeks ago. Trick for me was 20-25 flouro, 1/4oz sliding sinker, and a lively small dine casting far away from the boat. They didnt want any big baits.. but the dodos did.
For jigs, anything shiny that would sink (i used a colt sniper but guys on the boat with mega baits...
I have a few days off between 8/7-8/10 and am looking to get on a 1.5 or 2 day to maximize my chances of the usuals plus a bft.
My initial choice was NLA but it is pretty packed so I'll be taking my chances with the Prowler, Condor or Sea Adventure 80 (or any other boat that I missed and...
Hey gang, I'm not even sure if this is the right place to be posting this but heck I'll give it a shot. Heading up from LA to Seattle first weekend of December and interested in trying to get lucky on some salmon (if they're even in at that time) or any other fish that may be worth shipping...
Got into the YFT where the rest of fleet is, limits for passengers and crew after noon.
When the bite was WFO they ate any bait, any size line. Bigger baits got the bigger grade YFT, smaller baits got the skippies.
When the bite was slower you had to drop to 20lb flouro and a #1 hook.
Made the drive from LA to SD around 2:30pm with no problems. A few hours later I find parking, check in and grab a few cold ones at Mitch's Seafood (good selection of craft beers and their seafood looked awesome). At 8:30 I board the boat with 16 of my newest friends. We left the slip right at...
Welp, got there a little later, 1130pm, in hopes that the crowds would be gone. It was a mad house and it was hard to find a spot to fish. Kids/teens running around screaming with their lights.
Fished the north side of the pier moving towards the jetti with a lucky craft. No love on a hali but...
Hopped on the Eldorado on Tuesday night along with 16 other anglers. Got squid and dines from Nacho and were on the way to San Clemente. Woke up and we were on the front side sitting on the anchor. At that point it was a wide open blue perch bite or calico bite with an occasional legal with...
Late post and first post... So bare with me.
I've had the itch to get on the water and luckily for me, my work schedule changed up last minute.
Let me start by saying the El Dorado is a first class operation. From TJ to the crew, everyone on the boat is on point.
We left the dock right on...