I too think we may have some Albies again .
Why ? No clue , just miss eating them. Good to can in case they starve us out next . They were easy to keep at the boat too.
2021 was not as good as the 2 previous seasons for me at least .
More work getting in the way , and a big move kept me...
Definitely appreciate Dana Landing putting in the effort to keep this thing going .
No current didn't help , but man what weather for Thanksgiving .
Nice to check out multiple areas going 40 mph.
The lackluster results made me feel slightly better about my halibut catch rates in 20-21. I...
I'd say you're good to go .
No fishing line and clean gear case oil .
Gear case oil probably lasts longer than 100 hours, but I believe the maintenance interval is there to spot a potential problem before it starts eating stuff .
Enjoy your season .
I borrowed a Tranx 500 HG and after casting poppers a country mile , had to have one.
Maybe i'm a tard and need to practice with my other set ups, but i really like them.
Bought the 500 PG and you really have to crank that thing to make some jigs swim , but that's OK. Landed a 60 # BFT and...
Anyone have an Airmar TDT 1000
I could hook up to my B275 and check if it's working right?
Hoping someone in SD has one or knows an electronic guy who does.
Willing to pay , rent, leave big deposit , or stop by with my rig on the trailer.
Had my MFDs set to come on with the battery switch...
Pair of counter rotating SS Solas Lexor props 15 spline RH & LH
$350 for the pair.
$200 for a single
Michigan 15 x 19 Right hand AL
short hub for VP
New till I grazed the bottom on a test run . Still fine , see pics
Old Aluminum prop with good hub
short hub for VP
Pm Lou to meet...
Not an expert by any means , but sounds like you have it dialed in pretty good to me .
Rpms are at the higher end of normal WOT range . That thing is scooting .
Where is the waterline on the hull now in relation to where it was originally before all the conversion work .
I wouldn't be...
I'll had a Trophy 2460 with 12 x 8 tabs for 20 years with no complaints or problems.
I broke a steering cable on the 371 and came into the bay using only the tabs .
Going bigger won't have any adverse effects , but will in fact give you more control of the boat IMO .
I guess it's a Ford vs Chevy but most around here prefer Yamaha.
Hard to beat their reliability and we have great service techs in Socal .
Not saying anything bad about Mercs.
Either way you go, it will be nice to have a brand new motor with warranty hanging off the back of that nice rig .
Prices have been at a premium .
Have to think a few sellers are looking to cash out and not lose , or even make a dollar.
I could be wrong .
Moving up is tempting, but rigging a boat to your liking adds up in a hurry too.
Good idea to pull , inspect and grease the shaft .
Although I doubt grass did any damage, a damaged seal may not be evident from a visual inspection.
In addition to above, I'd make another trip , then change my lower unit oil and see if there's any sign of water in the oil . If you do...
Where are you located .
I just upgraded my 40 to a BW 65 and replaced all hoses.
Was a PITA , but if I had to do it again, it would be twice as fast .
Plus cutting a hole in someone else's boat is easier than cutting one in your own .
Can you access the bilge under that back seat ?
Although it's painfully boring for an impatient person like me , you will definitely have a better chance to see signal around you at 7-10 knots as opposed to 25 or > .
It was definitely the way to raise albacore , and get a good bait stop , but I have not had as much success in recent years...
I would be more excited if Cowcod were legal to keep .
Miss the 80's when we dropped 900 -1100 feet around the 43 and caught monster cow and lings.
But i was dumb , 20 something , and nothing hurt.
All that being said , it will be interesting to see if there are some honey holes to be...
I am on the fence about getting into the 30 plus foot club so i can have a comfy bed to sleep in . My main fear is not being able to haul ass home at 35 knots when i want.
I know every boat is some type of trade off but .........
Care to share what prompted you to go from diesel to...
No politics unless subscribed . Kind of like , don't bring up politics while fishing unless you want to end up making a fun activity into BS .
Contests ? Best fishing report , most concise boat ad , hottest wife, etc ? Good idea
A points system would draw out the few who would ruin it...
Looking good man.
You are going to be stoked with the way that F250 performs on that boat.
Guess you could always get a 50 gallon fuel bladder if you wanted to have more range.
I had a 92 gallon tank on the 2460 with a GM 350 / 280 set up . We fished from SD to the 390 and beyond the 43...
The helm and cabin are farther forward in the sport cabin as compared to a 2310 . Guess that's why the deck looked so much bigger to me. I know they ride a little different because of that too.
Every boat has its pros and cons .
As far as the bracket goes, guess it depends on how much $...
Whole lot reduced - $225 or best
Individual prices below :
Diawa Sealine 600H
Good condition with Spectra. $80
Diawa Sealine 50H
Good condition with Spectra. $60
Diawa Sealine 50H
Good Condition but missing star drag knob. $45
Serviced Sept 2020
65 # braid with 100 yard topshot of 30# mono
Box and clamp included
Great shape except the paint corrosion
Always fresh water rinsed. Factory flaw I'm guessing .
PM to pick up in Mission Bay , Murrieta, or Tustin.
Been on a roll cleaning out the garage so I can live on a boat someday.
This stuff has been under my bench forever . Prefer to sell the whole lot for $175 or best .
See individual description and prices below. All reels are functional, except the squidder needs work
Senator 9/0. Rough but...
Since you are on a tight budget , that 280 is a great drive if you have it gone thru / pressure tested , and then maintain it ( Change exhaust and drive bellows every couple years ) It's not hard to remove intermediate and lower to take in if something goes south. Saves big $$ ...
If you take your time , can learn to do alot of your own work , be patient and resourceful , you can get that thing in the water for under $20k no problem.
Probably not by summer , but in a year or more.
I did the same thing on an 85 Trophy 2460 in 1999 . Learned a ton . Was it better...
Cool project - great pics and info
Great hulls for Socal
I drug a 1985 2460 Trophy out of a junk pile , rebuilt her and ran 19 seasons.
Next owner refreshed her again and she is still killing fish
Always wanted to do what you're doing with the outboard.
Never once felt unsafe in that...
I'm going to do what i have to do in order to be in compliance.
Doesn't mean i can't bitch about it .
The online system for getting a biosphere and even an FMM is a total clusterfu*& .
You would think Conapesca could find one computer geek to streamline the process for us gringos paying the $ .
Recently replaced the lower unit on a 2003 F200 3.3 liter motor , and have another that came off a friends 2015 F250 4.2L in the garage.
I know they used to rebuild them , but now just replace .
Anyone know anyone if someone local rebuilds them or buys them for parts or cores ?
After playing kitchen bitch cleaning house all day Sat, woke up @ 0500 Sun and instantly thought :
Got a 1/2 scoop of pinhead chovies, 3 inch dines , and 3 mini macs from EB Mission bay .
As I approach the mouth of MB , I see the 6 footers breaking well inside the mouth and the...
Bought an annual at Squidco just a few months ago for what my old brain thinks was 20 or 30 bucks.
Just called them to see if the Oct 2021 Expiration date ( Vigencia ) applies .
I was told it does , but it will be $99 next time i get one.
Always something .
Frabill is still available - Black net sold
Reduced to $10
net is 28 x 32
telescopes for storage
I like netting most fish that are under 30 pounds . The average newbie can net too .
PM to pick up in Murrieta, Tustin , or Mission Bay
Maintenance costs will depend on quite a few variables , but here's what i think:
I ran a Trophy 2460 for 19 seasons with a GM 350 and a Volvo 280 outdrive . Both scavenged ( from a 78 truck and an 84 boat ) and rebuilt before going in the boat .
The average yearly costs over that time...
Highly recommend the Fantom 24 .
Motionscope Doppler is bad ass .
Knowing whether someone is coming at you or motoring away is my favorite feature and makes fog alot less hairy.
The bird mode also works well out of the box .
I got mine from a rep , but really like the customer service...
I would make the tow and go with the best in the biz as suggested above .
Blue water or Pacific Edge . It's what they do.
I've found the old adage is true - especially on boats - and below the waterline .
If you think hiring a professional is expensive - wait til you try an amateur .
How do you cure your leftover bait? you got a little bait thing in your slip?
Alot of guys have tanks or receivers of various sizes to keep macs and other finbait in.
Tied to the dock at the bow . In summer , the sardines don't last more than several days, but in winter they can last for...
Why would i wait until March ?
Because i thought i read the RCA boundary would increase to 100 fathoms in the southern management area during the open season ( March 1 - December 31 )
Guess i need to be more careful and do my research before spouting off here.
Anyone have a recommendation for a good descender device , or am I over thinking it ?
I normally don't fish for cod very often, but went several times in the last few months since the halibut were MIA for me.
75% or more of my catch was Red Vermillion. I will be curious to see what I...
Dicked with the milk jugs and glow sticks for too long in years past.
Went to these blinkers that you can see from a mile away .
Tapered end stabs right in the end of float and can be taken out fast .
Rinse with fresh water and remove batteries every use and they have been great for a few...
Measures 18 x 28 x 30 high
40 - 45 gallon - not sure
5 rod holder included
Light and lid included
Held a healthy scoop all day for me the last couple seasons , but I went bigger .
Has some small Marine tex repair on top edge and inside that I did on minor battle wounds.
PM to pick up in...
Hate to beat a dead horse but I actually thought the first reply - " Welcome to Bloody Decks " was sarcasm , and that the first post rule still applied.
So i thought i'd join the dog pile while saying welcome .
My mistake .
Does seem a little unfair I guess, but if they didn't have the policy there would probably be alot more small boats getting just a little bait .
I've fished several places around the country and it sure is nice to have live bait 24/7 - 365 with the exception of 12 hours on Christmas day ...
I always wanted a Farralon and oogle them whenever I see one .
Impressive boat . Amazing how big they are out of the water .
Repair the one you have and enjoy her .
If you change your mind later , I'm sure you can find a Parker for sale
I used a 4 degree wedge on the last 2 boats radar pedestals.
I took a smart level for a ride and checked the roof angle at different speeds.
4 degrees seems to work fine and be a happy medium for the boats various attitudes at different speeds.
I have had them on a cattle boat before and it was pretty tasty.
I would keep them and cook them if i could ever eat up all the other fillets i enjoy more.
I like to do a magic trick with them though. Cut them in pieces and turn them into live lobster.
Just giving you shit as a welcome .
Good luck with the sale .
What I should have said is if you are listing a boat for that amount , clean the deck for the ad.
I really liked my Mako 22 for what its worth
I loathe sea lions too , but I think you did that thing a solid .
Had a seagull with a Rapala tying his feet together with 2 trebles do fly byes in the bay as if he was asking for help . He let me do the surgery after netting him , then flew circles around us for awhile as if to say thank...
Admire your Hatteras 36 every time I'm in the area .
Can you please elaborate on how the fillet table is secured with the flush mounts.
I only have a 65 Bluewater oval , but the same Magma 48 inch table .
Curious to see the exact set up .
Thanks in advance
My Pursuit 2870 came with a PE 42 gallon . My 23 footer had the same tank .
Thought it was sufficient , but learned that heavy chumming really helped my tuna game . ( No shit , right ?)
Just installed a BW 65 last weekend . Really like the way it fits the cockpit . Can't wait to load...
Those are some fat coppers . Looks like a fun day .
I really want to trailer up that way and fish that area one day .
Pretty incredible amount of areas we all have to fish within a few hour drive.
Its why I can't leave this goofy state of CA.
Nice day with good groceries to take home.
Definitely enjoy eating all the white meat fish we are lucky enough to have here.
Being from Wisconsin , I have to beer batter and deep fry most of them .
Been making ceviche with the head meat and even stomach meat from the RF after filleting ...
I've had 2 separate rigs in Marina Village - Mission Bay for a couple years. No issues with theft on either dock . Knock on wood .
Overall I think it's one of the best spots to be.
Maybe I'm biased as I am still stoked to have ditched the trailer after decades of towing.
Definitely less butts biting down in SD areas too.
Have got a few nice ones and a couple shorts this season after a fair amount of drifting.
Nothing close to 2018 when we whacked the shit out of them .
I walked into West Coast for parts in early September and couldn't help notice what I'm guessing was your tank .
I asked how much it was and was told it was for a customers boat .
Thats a beauty of a tank .
Boat looks bitchen. Have fun .
As an increasing amount of dumb people seem to be at the helm while there is good visibility , I'm really surprised there aren't more accidents in the fog.
I love my Fantom radar , but there is still that chance encounter with some meathead who can't see you .
I actually ended up getting a steal on a used trailer , then sold the boat.
I have heard good reviews about Baja, but no personal experience.
I had Pacific overhaul a trailer several years ago.
I give them a B-
Nice that we have several choices .
Good luck with yours.
Pacific quoted me $7700 a couple years ago for a trailer to put a Parker 2310 on . I wanted one rated for 10K pounds .
I'd guess $5k - $6k for an aluminum.
Seen quite a few good deals on used ones lately for $2-4 K
Instead of having some balls and heading to the Cortez, I'm here talking about ice.
No one has talked about adding some rock salt to keep the ice longer. I sprinkle a handful in the kill bag when the ice has melted a little. It lowers the freezing point of the ice / water. Makes a...
Frabil website dimensions claims rod length to 7'5 .
I measure inside 7'2 long x 7.25 " wide
Lockable with 6 latches
In good condition with some wear .
Pick up in Mission bay , Murrieta, or Tustin.
Really didn't think 3 small yft and 2 skipjack was that notable , but wanted to share the dope same day anyway.
Heard a guy this afternoon claiming a loaded patty on the 178 with yft , yt, and Dorado
I have a Pursuit 2870 . Love it
Late solo launch at 10 am
Passed the Bonito bite at the 9
21 over 26. Double on Yellowfin on bait
9 pounder and an 18
Keep heading west
Fish a kelp at 15 over 40
Lots of marks and chum
finally hook up what feels like a decent tuna
Mr Sea Lion gets it at deep color and doesn't eat it ...
As a former Marine , I'll give you priority status on my list if you want to drive to SD and kill some fish.
Appreciate your service as law enforcement as well.
I'll text you .
- Lou on Hot Pursuit
Appreciate the info and report. Great job.
Love the squid blob . Way to adapt and make it work.
So on the fence about making the run from MB .
Thanks for the motivation.
The lazy fisherman in me would rather drop flat falls than fly a kite.
Both the rigs above are top tier IMO.
If I was ready to move up , I'd be all over that Cabo.
I've seen a few Rampage 33's for sale in your price range too.
Good luck in your search .
So many great boats on the West coast
I have ridden on the boat mentioned above . She's a beast that eats up the sea with tons of room .
The Grady 300 for sale here looks priced right and then repower when its time . Or sell the smokers while they run good .
I have a Pursuit 2870 with twin 200 Yamahas and have zero...
I'm in Marina Village Mission bay and there are alot of seasonal residents .
You most likely won't end up in the exact slip each year , but in the same general area .
if you plan ahead and don't wait til 4th of July , no reason to not get a spot.
Call the marina office and chat with...
I too dig the slip .
After 20 years of trailering, bought Phat boats old rig in a slip .
What a great time and so much less hassle .
One other option is get the slip from say June to October and trailer the other times .
It is convenient despite the bottom paint , cleaning , etc.
I picked up the Proline and trailer at noon and just arrived back home in Temecula .
Rick would not take anything and was a great guy I hope to at least take fishing. One of those people you feel like you've known your whole life.
Can't tell you how much I appreciate the gift of a free...
Glad you rolled up before this parasite got the cat , and that you are OK .
Its a shame that such a nice spot has to be ruined by theives, drug addicts and other shitheads.
I've been hit twice and was watched for sure til the time was right.
Rods off the boat, and magma bbq set out the...
When it comes time for me to repower the twins , I will consider Suzuki for sure . Price and warranty look great.
The wild card will be finding a good mechanic to do some of the services . At least in SD we have some options for Yamaha service which is nice.
Not sure who works on Suzuki...
You did better than I did Jeff.
I fished the SKR shitshow from 1-6pm and couldn't catch one of those 8 pound BFT to save my life. Only bonito . I was using 20 flouro with #1 wire circles .
Worked 7 or 8 spots and had the colt sniper in the middle of them a few times too.
Had them up...
Its as much a disease as it is a hobby for many here.
I started on cattle boats, then took a ride on a private skiff and knew I had to get a boat.
Started with an old skiff, moved to another older fixer and fished it / fixed it for 19 years , and kept moving up.
You can get a good deal on...
Someone said they caught wahoo 5 miles outside a few years ago .
No one bought that for a bit.
Its why our passion is so bad ass. You never know what the sea will offer up.
This season is shaping up nicely.
Late departure Sat Aug 1
rolled up to 32 over 32 at 1030 am
Plunker BFT bite on 30 # with flouro leaders # 1 circle hooks / sardines
went 8 for 9
6 BFT 40 # +
one fish an hour all day
Great day with great friends
Thanks for the report , appreciate that . Glad you put some fat ones on ice.
Too much of the inconsiderate party crashing happening from both the sportboats and us in the mosquito fleet .
I would guess the bonehead private boaters sliding in the cattle boats chum line day after day makes...
I'll keep an eye out for that very unique stick too.
It's a fucking shame we can't leave anything out anymore. Been hit for 2 rigs off the boat , and a bbq out of the truck. Would LOVE to catch one of these tweekers someday.
Great job sticking it out and getting it done . Nice fat grade of fish too.
Guess the size of the bait and the guy on the net has a lot to do with how many passes we get . I usually say that they know how much to put in a tank since they do it daily.
I only get bait from MB and I always tip...
Looking for a bait receiver in the 36-48 inch diameter range .
36 inch depth with locking cover preferred.
I've had one much larger that was too big, and now a little one that's ok for a couple days.
Looking to cure a lot of macs .
Did see a blow up and a miss on a kite a guy slow trolled past us mid day . Looked like someone dropped a piano out of the sky . Pretty cool to see and at least give us some encouragement.
Heard one of those bigger boats hooked up in the afternoon , but that was the only positive report I...
Did the late launch at 930 after some obscene Captains burritos from the Royal Rooster .
Made some macs at MB jetty and headed west with 3 of us and a Jr stick on board .
Wind was up a bit but swell was flat .
Saw multiple patties as we crossed the ridge and picked up a couple YT to get...
Call Airmar tech support @ 603 673 9570 M-F 8am-5pm Eastern
Super nice , knowledgeable and helpful.
Talked to them last week when I paid good $ to have a B275hlw installed and the shop cut the fairing block to the wrong hull deadrise angle.
My buddy has a Grady 30 Marlin and its a big , wide , well built tank. Plenty of amenities too. You can get one with a trailer and pull out for service , off season storage as an option.
I have had a Pursuit 2870 for a year and love it. But the Grady 30 is another step up in size...
There are a few Carolinas in our area , but not alot. Sick boats.
I have the Pursuit 2870 in the avatar . Looking to put a tower on when I stop bleeding $$$ on electronics , tackle , and motor work / maintenance.
I loathe the sea lions as much as the next guy , maybe more.
I would imagine getting boarded and having a firearm in Mexican waters could end bad for more than just the sea lion though.
Just my opinion.
My rig is there for 1000 hr service and a new lower on one of my twins. I am really glad that team of Yamaha guys is here for us.
Decades of experience between Robbie, Bob A, and Gonzalo & sons.
Hope its something minor so you can apply the max $ to the new 200 .
I'm guessing that Cabo...
Level indicators for water and holding tanks
4 Gal water
5.5 Gal holding tank
toilet paper holder
Base plate for permanent mounting
Used only one time by a super hot chick who had to pee
In Murrieta this weekend
Tustin during the week...
Just dropped my rig off to have the B275lhw installed after some recommendations and research. Can't wait to watch my new electronics come alive after ditching the B260 that never worked right .
They are proud of those things $$$$$ , but it will be worth it.
Thanks for the responses . Getting the B275 C - LHW - 12 G . GPS store wants $1699 .
They have another one listed without the C designation - B275LHW that is $2299 .
Cant see what the difference is , and hope to God i don't need that one.
Anyone know the difference ?
The boat had an existing dated Raymarine system and I started building a new Garmin network one piece at a time. There is not a Raymarine to Garmin adapter plug available so I used a splice box per the dealers recommendation. Did not like cutting the plug , but had no choice . Now I'm...
That's exactly where I'm sitting now . Complete new suite of electronics with an old transducer. Kind of frustrating after dropping that kind of $ .
Thought the airmar b260 was a good ducer . Probably was great 10 or 12 years ago.
Thanks for the confirmation Papa J. Ordering one now .
Did some searching , but want to get some recent input from the guys running Garmin.
Just installed an 8610xsv and 1042xsv with GMR Fanton 24 radar. Now after all this $$$ , I am still running an Airmar B260 ducer from the 2000's . Had to cut the plug and use a splice box to plug into the...
Dan is indeed the man and a Simrad dealer / specialist. He has helped me on the last 3 boats and is fair , honest , and a good dude.
The first boat he worked on was a wiring mess that he re did super clean .
He just helped me last week diagnose a new radar that had a bad network cable...
I poked around outside of Mission Bay and fished from 80-120 feet yesterday morning.
It looks a lot cleaner than it did on Sunday .
I think it will be gone in less than a week.
The rockfish and Sheepshead still bit.
After days of boat work , and hanging out on the dock , I couldn't take it anymore.
Shoved off solo from MB @ 6am and got a scoop of nice deans.
Went straight West into the short period swell , but it seemed to get better as I got further.
Found lots of life going across the ridge , but just...
No question .
I trailered for 20 plus years , and then bought a friends boat in a slip . I starting going more and more, and staying the weekend on it. 12 months later I bought a bigger rig to make it more comfortable.
As soon as I buzz myself in the gate and walk on the dock, I...
Glad i'm in a slip after decades of trailering.
Surprised there aren't more accidents .
Wish there was a required practical boat operators test .
Guess I should be careful wishing for more regulation .
PS> I'm stealing the phrase Turd Circus .
Love that response .
I sold a boat a couple years ago and told the lowballers I'd enjoy smashing it with an excavator more than giving it away .
I messaged you about the tank a couple weeks ago, but decided to go teardrop due to space constraints
^ What he said
I bought a Tranx 500PG after picking up a friends and casting it a mile.
It did a great job on a 60 pound BFT on the popper , but I have to reel the shit out of that thing to make a surface iron swim right .
I think if I had to do it again , I'd get the HG. Easier on...
You're not screwed if you are in a slip but have a trailer .
You can pull your rig out and not get any flak , and drag it north to fish out of Dana or wherever.
You'll be SOL if you want to launch it again and go back to your SD slip .
I saw solid red tide along the coast from San...
Definitely takes time to learn to dial in your particular machine. I need to watch some tutorials to learn more about my units .
There were some great days out there this season and when you were in the right spot , there was no question . This pic was a day when the school stayed...
My 8 days at Woxof lodge with my group of 8 was no less than spectacular . This spot is a giant honey hole no doubt.
Great food , clean rooms , very nice common areas , and giant halibut as close as 5 minutes from the dock.
We did a day of guided , and then went self guided on the...
I'm with AKSalmon .
I did a self guided week in a different part of Alaska for halibut and the GPS on that boat was loaded with spots. I thought it was BS at first until we had limits of big fish on multiple days.
Maybe a case of beer for the local you rent the boat from will yield some...
This beast has served me well the past 2 seasons . Keeps as many macs , and other fin bait as a guy could want healthy and saves all that dumped bait for another day .
Seal proof lid , includes floats , ties and a net .
45 inches in diameter X 63 inches to the highest point if the lid ...
Maybe I just need to get used to this boat . It's my 5th rig and they all obviously behave differently .
I love the way this thing rides . Just used to only using my tabs to balance out port to starboard .
Once i'm getting up on plane , its fine.
Last rig had an F250 and it liked the...
Love the 2870 Pursuit w Yamaha F200's I picked up this summer.
However , she does cavitate a little coming out of the hole regardless of load .
Nothing crazy , but you definitely have to ease into the throttles . Maybe its just a characteristic of this type of boat .
They are mounted in the...
There will be tons of choices and opinions on this one.
I had a Lowrance Hook 9 on a boat awile back, and that little thing was awesome for the $.
You can get a Hook 7 for $250 with built in GPS and decent sonar. Transom mount transducer included . Easy to install too.
Since this thread is getting updated,
I just had West Coast do my 2nd of the 2003 F200txr twins . 850 hours
It was being watched and the corrosion had started so I decided to get the inevitable over with for peace of mind .
I wouldn't restrict myself to those 2 options .
Sounds like maintenance / fuel costs are a big consideration , so why not keep your eyes out at other boats that may fit the bill.
Many reputable manufacturers used rigs here in CA.
There are a lot of those great boats on the market , and more...
Sat was one of those days you never forget , as it was for many .
Thankful we got to end the season ( i think ) with a stupid YFT bite.
Pulled up to 20 over 40 , threw a net of sardine , and drifted all day for limits , followed by C & R for too long.
Had some newbies on board who were in...
Guess I will add my experiences over the past years to the mix :
Sportsman jerky is the shit , but.....
I have used Sportsman's exclusively for the last couple years because of convenience ,since my slip is yards away.
I prefer cutting my own fish , unless its late , there are hundreds of...
See reduced prices below or make offer :
Springfield 24" H pedestal with footrest $ 20
Solo marine stainless 5 rod holder cluster. $80
I live in Murrieta, work in Tustin , and am in Mission Bay on weekends .
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I have the mother of all dual purpose batteries that will not fit in my new rig .
Had installed in a previous boat with minimal use . Puts an Optima to shame .
Make an offer if interested. Paid $435 new in Aug 2017 .
It's off season , read that manual and pull the motor . Take all the bolt on stuff off and get it rebuilt or buy a short block
You have til spring to get it done
You can do it .
A few hours a week and you will still have your boat .
Hows that for a motivational speech.
In my opinion , and I would assume many others, lack of use is most likely worse than regular use if scheduled maintenance was done , and the hours aren't close to the expected end of service life .
I bought a rig with an 06 Yamaha F250 with 3000 hours , but I knew it was used and not...
Bali Hai Mai Tais are no joke . Limit is 2 for a reason .
Happy hour menu is way better than the regular one.
I hit the Brigantine often when down there. Another great happy hour / fish taco spot. Crab & shrimp fondue with garlic toast is obscenely good.
To me, it's all relative to what we spend on this sport .
It's been awhile , but I always remember even the regular cheeseburgers being so damn good on the day boats.
Thought it was the 30 year old flat top.
I am a miser on some things. But when fishing , eating , having a beer , who...
You have a big advantage with the $ in hand and it being this time of year.
There will be some good deals coming on the market in the coming months obviously .
Good luck with your search . Lots of nice sleds down here.
This tourney has been one of my favorite things to do in our waters.
Always a great time and good friendly competition .
A bunch of talented anglers and Carl too.
Thanks for posting this up early Mike .
Looking forward to getting in on this thing again .
For the 20th , let's have everyone...
Foamers of 50 plus pounders inside the N9 today
Billy slid the Pursuit up on em and we got a double on poppers .
My PB tuna and first popper fish . Kicked my ass at color on the long rod.
Same for my buddy Jarod .
We left the dock at 10am and were hooked up by 11 .
They sunk out and we...
Definitely something to be on your toes about in today's screwy world. A few shitheads have ruined it for the rest of us who used to do a handshake and exchange the $.
I went for the meeting at the bank wire transfer. The dude I bought from was solid, but you can never be too careful today...
More like fish scratcher .
I think I need to continue to increase the chumming . Still coming back with too much bait .
Been getting a few , but haven't plugged the boat yet .
At least we aren't farming them so that's nice .
Ha! He's a noob and I think its funny to see this size tuna wear out a 300 pound guy . He's caught some nice fish in his first year putting time in .
It was the only pic I had of the deck too.
Glad you liked it
Had a few hours to kill yesterday so headed out again .
Nephew got his 2nd YFT and I hooked up shortly after .
Went thru the 302 about noon and found a patty at the 226 .
Lots of marks , but never got fish up in the chum .
Stopped on a few more dry kelps for nada.
I wanted some skippies for...
Good bait from MB
Ended up seeing breezers of tuna on W side of S9 at 730am
Soaked and chummed / chunked
Got one 20 pound grade bft on the wind in
Hour later , a chunky 30 pound yft on the slow trolled sardine
Hour later another nice yft on the wind in
Nephews first tuna .
Headed sw of...
I haven't taken any strangers or ho's out on my rig , but have taken some people I haven't known too long.
In my 54 years , I have found that most people are generally good, some are clueless, some are annoying , and some are cheap.
Sounds weird, but I would probably shoot the shit on the...
I freeze all the fish I plan to eat raw.
Pretty sure the sushi joints are required to do the same in the US for the same reason.
To kill any parasites .
The fish in the pic was over the top nasty .
Thought it was net material at first as I was excited to get it on the deck. Was not , but...
Had a buddy who is a fish magnet report the same thing , only with a couple yft sprinkled in with the skippies.
I started bleeding , icing and making poke out of fresh ones last year , and they are pretty fricken delicious that way .
Thanks for the report .
I'm going broke heading south. May...
Didn't take any photos while cleaning , but pulled some creepy shit out of that fish. No way I would eat any of it.
90% of it went to the lobster honey hole .
The 10 percent of meat that was unaffected was marked and given to the building inspector that annoys me 40 hours a week.
Went 3 for 3 at 04 over 27
1 fortyish BFT and two 15 pound YFT
20 pound mono with #2 hook
Was happy not to see fog when I got up at 5 am in the slip .
Nice smaller dines from EB in Mission bay
Went thru the 9 stopping on a few dry paddies early
Cruised thru 302 and 371 not seeing much...
I use Priceline or equal with good luck if you pick a 3.5 star or better place. Best Western Plus Island Palms is a really nice spot that I get thru some of those sites that let you choose. Sometimes as cheap as $100 a night.
Its down near Humphreys, the shelter island boat ramp, is nice...
That was me calling as I sat on a little patch outside. One person said go for it , then I'm guessing it was him giving the spill about being out all day with no fish , etc.
I chummed for a bit for nada, then found fish to the west a few miles .
Hauled ass from work in Santa ana to the boat in MB yesterday . Get a sandwich and a 6pack and pull up to the bait barge at 4pm to see the dreaded sign
" back in 15 min " won't go into the unpleasant details of the lethargic kid , but left plugged with 3-4 " dines that were in good shape...
Don't say that . Go for 30 years .
Whenever it becomes the last year , let me know if you want someone to keep it going. Seriously , would hate to see it go.
Lots of fun memories, stories, and lessons learned stemming from this thing.
Appreciate you putting it on.
An 800gph or even 1100 gph bait pump should not draw enough amps to drain your batteries in a few hours. If you're worried , fire up the motor every 30 or 45 min and let it charge . If you're going outside the harbor to the cooler water , I assume you will leave the motor running anyway...
After running the shit out of the 2310 mentioned above with notched transom and 250 yamaha for a year or so, I would opt for a bracketed model. I never was concerned , but seeing a lot of water in and out of that motor well was not as comforting as a full transom boat.
Always had to do a...
Came across it Sat afternoon thinking it was an orca at first .
Called coasties to report it and they thanked me for the updated position, but said they had dealt with the rescue already .
Crazy they would let that type of hazard float around out there .
I need to slow down in the dark...
Old Glory captain made a bad situation worse .
But I never understand why people have to get so close to each other .
We had the Aztec roll up on us yesterday and pull a school I had been chumming awhile .
I was in disbelief at first , but after i see countless small boats all up on...
Looks like a Bayliner 3688 Motoryacht to me . It's close to my slip but I haven't seen it .
Not sure of your background or what you are looking to do. That thing will have a lot of systems on her to enjoy working on , or leave you broke and frustrated.
The extra room would be great and...
I hear ya . I always have a hand held gps and radio in the ditch bag , an epirb on board etc, etc , etc
the real no brainers are those who cant read a chart , or use their compass and would be helpless if you took away their electronics
Yes and yes and :
This is at a minimum . Do a search and find the few extensive threads on what you need and how to get it.
Daunting at first , but not extremely difficult once you go thru the process a time or 10
That thing is set up perfectly
No comparison, but I had a 2460 Trophy with an 8'6 beam that I ran hard for 19 seasons . I love these hulls and the way they perform
That 9'6 beam and bracket set up are sweet
GLWS . .Someone will get alot of boat .
Probably been asked before but things are evolving so.....
Getting ready to update the electronics on the new to me Pursuit 2870.
Liked the Garmin stuff on the last boat so will go with the 8600 xsv's with Fantom radar.
Torn between the obscene 16 inch screen or having two separate 10 inch...
I'm on my 5th boat and have used all of them .
Most will say it's what feels best to you .
Go to West and use the displays for awhile in demo mode .
I had an old 582 Furuno sounder for 20 years that was awesome. Hard to find a better fishfinder .
Used and liked Lowrance Hook 9 .
I've had a few brands , and for the money its hard to beat the Rapala fish & fillet . I can cut any fish quickly and precisely . Does the job on anything except huge tuna , which I can't seem to land anyway.
Careful , they can do a job on you if you stumble with one.
It's nice to help someone out who needs it no doubt , but....
This and all the other fun things that can and usually do happen on the short range cattle boats are what made me want to save up my nickels and get my first private boat.
There are definitely trips that are exceptions , but people...
I have not done the task on this particular model , but have replaced one on a boat that required cutting and glassing the deck back in. It was not horrible .
Parker was pretty smart to make that section of the deck removeable. Someone here will chime in , or you could do a search on this...
I suck for not posting myself, but add us to the club that blanked.
Left Sat at 3pm to 09 over 45 and all around . Pretty sloppy and only metered scratches. Moved around with the big fleet looking and dropping flat falls for the skunk. Back at 2am a little beat up. BFT win again.
I am a relative Parker rookie only running a 2310 with a notched transom for a year . Guessing the guy rode a modified 14 degree deadrise hull when it pounded him to death.
I'm still going to try to improve my ride with Permatrim and bigger tabs someday, but it's not bad.
Or maybe it's...
For what its worth, I had that set up on the last rig , a Trophy 2460 loaded weighing about 6K.
With regular freshwater washing ( sometimes 36 hours after they were first dunked in saltwater) I would get 5 years out of the pads and calipers + or - before needing replacement.
I ran brakes...
I have a 2310 with a 250 , a big bait tank and running a 3 blade prop. Bought the Permatrim but am leary to put it on after reading too much on the internet . The good reviews seem to outweigh the bad however.
Thinking of going to 4 blade before drilling all those holes in the motor...
Great post sharing your experiences and insights. Seems like you just have to go when you get the opportunity and you will be rewarded for putting in your time.
Sometimes its tough when they aren't crawling , but man are they tasty when they hit the plate.
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Recent starter , cap , rotor, wires, coil, ignition module, free flowing heads with fresh valve job , good exhaust manifolds , edlebrock performer intake and carb , K & N spark arrestor. etc , etc. All new USCG rated hoses / fuel...
Thanks for making another great tournament happen Mike. I know you put a lot of your time in ,and we all appreciate it. We blanked this year, but still had a lot of fun as always. Great group of fisherman in this thing year after year.
Thanks to all the others who contributed. Pics...
Installed one on my helm seat when I bought my used Parker this April . Great service , very high quality product.
Only regret was punishing myself for 2 decades on my previous boat without the pedestal.
Mine paid for itself in saved Chiropractic visits !
Too bad my...
Just busting your chops Mike. I know I speak for everyone when I say we appreciate you putting this thing together year after year. Definitely something we all look forward to . Hopefully someday I will hold the 1st place check !
Just wanted to give a quick intro and join the group as I have already obtained alot of good info lurking .
Picked this gem up from a fishy friend I have known for decades . Yamaha 250 txr and set up perfect for our scene here in SoCal .
I am adding Garmin xHD radar this week and...
My 280 made that and other fun noises for years . If you just pulled the drive and have fresh exhaust and ujoint bellows , and no water in the drive oil, I'd say run her.
Not to be a downer , but depending on the age and condition of the exhaust manifolds and risers, the sounds can change if...
People are paying good money for Saba sushi ( Macks ) so I guess this is kind of related.
I hate wasting food, so I can't fault you for eating what is edible.
I prefer to save my summer leftover deans for chunk material , but to each his own.
Loved canned sardines on toast with mustard and...
I was out there on my boat yesterday fishing solo.
Saw you guys go by .
I moved around alot .
Conditions were poor .
Although temps were up to 64ish , there wasn't much tidal movement , water was ugly , and fishing was slow .
I'm not the biggest fan of the captain of the boat you rode...
Dang, nice work ! The old adage is true , you can't catch them sitting on the couch, or in my case polishing the boat at the slip. You are setting the bar pretty high . Motivating me to get out there. Hope the wind subsides .
Although most here probably already did this , a reminder that tomorrow is the last day you can report your lobster harvest info online without the $21.60 late fee being assessed .
They got me last year as I reported in May and thought I was good until I went to buy the next card. You can...
Nice. I guess the test will be how long the shine lasts. I have had excellent results with 3M fiberglass restorer & wax in one . Its expensive , but brought my old gel coat back from the dead more than once. Lasts about 6 months if the boat is uncovered.
Lets see a pic of the RD 400 ...
I am looking to upgrade, but going a little bigger .
I loved the way this rig was set up and she fished well when I was on it. Great ride and fast.
Definitely wish everyone took care of their rigs like Mike does .
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Trolling motor , Lowrance Hook 9 gps / fishfinder combo w downscan with swivel mount , bimini top , 2 anchors, 4 swivel seats , aerator pump , ez loader trailer w spare. .
My Dad bought this new...
Sorry Carl , but Mom and her place needed some help and my brother is well - a selfish asshole .
I am aiming to be there for the weigh in so make your Uncle Lou proud and hang a pig .
If you win , i figure you owe me a couple C notes for all the times i took you fishing this season . I...
Not to convolute the post , but i bought OSCO's and got 5 years out of 2 sets in a row. 5 years to the day before i caught them starting to give me grief. Same supplier did the switch a roo and sent me GLM ( Good Luck Marine) the last set 8/14 . Hope that is late enough to have received...
I suck for not putting up a report , but i was in a slip at night having fun this weekend. Went south Sat morning at 530 headed for the 425 as i heard the 3/4 day boats did well Friday on the smaller YFT. We made it down there and thought we are in the right area as there were several of...
I just got the ACR GlobalFix V4 406 MHz EPIRB with internal GPS for $400 through West Marine. 10 year battery. You can test it with your smartphone. It has built in redundancies that you can read about. I have always wanted one , and feel just a little more secure now.
Ha Ha , Right on , Thanks. Shes been a good old platform. Yesterday was day 3 in a row including sleeping on the boat so i was toast and did'nt see you. Too busy trying not to run over one of the 1000 plastic speed bumps !
Nice work Dan. I'd say you saved a couple lives for sure. Disturbing to think that many boats would ignore the call for help unless they had their radio off, although Team " I don't give a shit" seems to be growing in So Cal.
When having guests out, i always give a safety spill as we...
Sorry to report they got 2 of my Toriums on favorite rods Sun night from the courtesy dock at Quivera basin. Had to have stepped on the gunnel to reach them. I was probably asking for it coming in solo at midnight to go to my truck for clothes before parking in a guest slip for the night...
Sorry i didn't get this up last night when it may have been helpful to someone. I was toast.
After hearing of the incredible bite that happened Tue , i had to call in sick and give the BFT another shot.
Started late and was poking around the north 9 by 8am. Passed the bait barge for the...
Damn Jon, you guys crushed em! Definitely green with envy, especially after going the next day and throwing on at least a dozen spots for nada.
Takes some know how to slide in on these schools and get fish on the deck . Congrats.
Unreal. Pretty cool you got to see it while telling guests about all the things you encounter out there.
I've came across 4 since i've been a private boater, and like Billy said, was not prepared . I am now.
Glad to chalk up another successful trip with Carl , the internet sensation.
Pretty good haul for a late launch last minute trip. 3 bites for 3 on ice.
Thanks again for steering while i got the boat cleaned up on the way in. Who says you're not a team player.
Finally going to upgrade to a multi function display, and hopefully add radar on my old rig. I have a Furuno FCV 600 L that even my dumb ass can use, so may just mount the transom ducer of the new unit and see how this chirp works before swapping out the furuno and using the through hull...
Thanks again to Mike and the contributors. Also big thanks to the dude who saw our cooler and backpack sitting in the middle of the ramp where my newbie partner left it. I owe you big time.
Any more pics that don't include Carl ?
Thanks again to Mike and all the contributors behind the scenes to make this tournament so much fun. I have participated 6 or 7 times over the past decade , and always have a great time , and make new friends every year. My new idol is Leo and that Davis Pilot house - what a sick rig...
Thanks again for taking the time to do this year after year Mike. Glad we were able to join the fun once more. Even though i only caught a lizard fish myself all day, it was one of those memorable days on the water. I would almost pay the entry fee just to do the start out of the jetty...
Mailed my $ in earlier this week, and looking forward to doing this again after missing out a couple years. Its been a long time since Carl has been on my boat, so the stink should have worn off by now.
Whoa, can't believe you're selling it Mike. I'm hoping you're moving up. Got me thinking about it , but i am waiting a couple more years to upgrade. Add me to the list of people who have fished the boat and enjoyed the ride and noticed the pride of ownership.
Hope all is well with you...
Its tough when you live far away from the passengers, but most who don't own a boat have no clue as to the unseen time you put in. Prep, maintenance, improving the boat for all to enjoy, clean up, detail, etc. Good friends and crew will volunteer a full day to helping put some time in...
I too was skeptical at first, but pulled the trigger and invested the .99 cents anyway. Got the kindle app and read it on my iphone when i had down time. I could critique it , but why kick a gift horse in the mouth. I'm can be arrogant too, and i never wrote a book. There's some...
I had to replace the fuel tank in my old 2460 and contemplated doing that. Decided to cut the deck, and then glass it back in instead. That was 12 years ago and i have no major problems. I would think it would be a huge undertaking and pain in the ass splitting that thing . Probably lots...
Sounds like a memorable trip for sure. Nice quality and variety too. I have only fished the PV once , but have fished many times with Captain Mark back in the 80's. His enthusiasm for the sport is contagious to say the least. Gotta love his style , and the dude is a fish magnet for sure...
Nice fish . Great attitude about everyone having fun . Wish i could be so patient with people. Some just don't get it with regard to the kelp and where the fish are in relation to it. Glad to see some stuff in range of my gas sucking sled.
Congrats on the PB YT
Heard about those fish through the grapevine. We fished the Cabo out of the Coral Sat with 6 sardines and some mondo macs for 5 small YT . Pens were tough and had lots of pressure. Did'nt see any BFT caught and heard of only a few . Congrats to Rob and you guys for getting it done. Real...
Yea, i'm kinda torn on what to do with the boat. She's been such a good rig, and i hate to sell her if the upcoming season is off the charts. I just dont have the time to use her like she should be used. You know its better for a boat to run than sit. Bob knows the boats history and...
Good job Carl!
I am stoked for you. I could hear the excitement in Bob's voice when he called and hear the celebration in the background. That will keep you chasing that high for a long time. Congrats on making the 30+ # club . I had a chance or two to join, but fell victim to , well you...
Definitely glad all are ok today. Brings giving thanks this holiday to a whole new level. Listened and watched the rescue unfold, and had a sick feeling in my stomach as I said some prayers. That Coast Guard chopper was looking around for quite a while , and that had us worried. Thank you...
Not wise in any make boat , especially a 20 footer. Heard you on the radio expressing your concern while we were fishing the tourney in the bay with everyone else who didnt go home. You, like the defiance skipper, are fucking lucky .
For as much shit as Carl talks about rockfishing, he sure looks happy holding that fat vermillion. Maybe someone was tickling his ass while the pic was taken.
Sounds like a decent haul . Glad you got some biters .
Great, now Carl has a photo of me for his spank bank. I knew he was queer for my gear.
Thanks for a great trip on the Real Deal Jon and Mary. It was poppin when we rolled in there for sure. Sounds like a good number of BSB were released yesterday. Glad to hear they all made it back down...
I think there are a few different schools of thought on halibut techniques in our area. I dont like to deal with the extra rigging and tackle of a trap rig, but thats just me. Duke has got me thinking I should try it with the stats he has. I myself like to nose hook (2/0) a big dine on a...
Thanks for yet another fine report . Glad you two had some biters. You consistently find the flat fish Goose. Hope to have my halibut game half that dialed someday.
You guys definitely dont screw around either when it comes to your groceries on board. I need to get the grill thing going...
Thanks again Mike for a great day of friendly competition. Every person I crossed paths with was super cool. Glad we did it.
Also have to give a big thank you to one of the sponsors, Everingham Bros bait . It was the best scoop I fished this year with a healthy slime and no rollers. Nice...
Flat fish of a lifetime for sure. I couldnt stop looking at the damn thing as you walked it to your rig after cashing in. The pictures do not do it justice people. That fish was huge.
Enjoy the $$ and the thick fillets.
I hate this to go on forever , but I knew Carl would bring this up. We all dealt with some harder pulling fish that did'nt make it in the box yesterday . Carl insists his was a huge flattie.
As a newbie here on the board, I want to explain my association with Carl. He fishes on my boat on...
Great Tournament Mike! Good to meet you and thanks for letting us join in the fun. Perfect day for it, more so for some of you. Nice quality fish in the money spots for sure. If I'm gonna lose a tourney, I want to lose to 40 lbs +. Good Job to that angler, you earned the $ .
After all the lurking I've done here, I want to finally give a report.
The ATIHC today was a blast. We had a good day of drifting with near perfect conditions. Myself, Carl, Bada Bing ,and Lumpy got four butts in the box, none large enough to contend with the nice fish that placed. One at...