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  1. chilidip

    Shimano speedmasterr 16 hard to reel

    I got to use a SM16 on a 2.5 day on a handoff YT.. about a 20lb fish. It had the same grinding issue you speak of. I suggest looking into a metal bodied reel on your next purchase like a Fathom LD2. I am not sold on graphite bodied reel on larger fish. My 2 cents.
  2. chilidip

    Diawa LD55/60 Handle Upgrade

    Pretty sure the metal handle on the larger LDs are pretty specific to that reel and can’t be changed out. That stock handle is pretty expensive.. what don’t you like about it?
  3. chilidip

    White spots on rod clear coat when getting wet and drying

    Once you rinse off the rods, be sure to dry it with a clean rag or towel. If you let it air dry, it will be prone to getting the white water spots. If you get the water spots, you will need to use car wax to remove.
  4. chilidip

    Boats and Crews

    Experienced riding the Indy for the 1st time this year in snotty weather and it handled the slop like no other. Crew and food was also top notch and the charter group was a blast to fish with. Intrepid sounds like the best in the fleet in terms of comfort, and AA’s crew gets some great...
  5. chilidip

    Jig Stick Suggestions

    I use a the GF800XXH. Good 80lb stick.
  6. chilidip

    Seafood Market ?

    The Box Crab has been gaining popularity over the local Rock crab in recent years. I think it started in SB a few year ago and it’s spreading south quickly. In SD, the Dockside market on Saturday morning sometimes has them.
  7. chilidip

    Seafood Market ?

    California King Crab:
  8. chilidip

    Seafood Market ?

    It’s good to say that the Dory fleet is alive and very well now more than it was when I was growing up in the 80’s. With the foodie culture it’s brought people in. They have everything from sablefish, urchins, thornyheads, along with the usual rockfish and occasional thresher/mako shark. They...
  9. chilidip

    Offshore Intrepid on the Albacore

    Yeah, totally agree. mix in some WSB, nice Halibut and still have time to come back to finish off on the Pelagics BFT/YFT/YT/Dodos locally. The Intrepid had the opportunity to get into some King Salmon on the way down, but with the barbless hook regulation it would be prohibitive to fish for...
  10. chilidip

    Well the secrets out

    Probably geared for out of town people that are in a hurry and don’t have much tackle storage. 200lb flouro, Nicopress crimpers, rigging gear, assist hooks.. it adds up quickly. It goes to show that the $$$ I spent on my 80+ jigs may have been spent on other things.
  11. chilidip

    Seafood Market ?

    Have you tried the Dory fleet in Newport? If you’re in Irvine, it would be closer to you. Looks like they have similar prices.. unless things have changed. They don’t have squid there, but the Asian markets (99 ranch, Hmart, etc.) have great prices on squid.
  12. chilidip

    Calstar rods for salmon trolling

    It really doesn’t matter what it is so long as it is rated anywhere between 15-30lb. I took an all graphite Lamiglas 3 piece paired with a Lexa 300 with 20lb topshot and limited in about 20mins. Pretty simple, nothing like fishing for BFT. Off Half Moon bay in late June:
  13. chilidip

    Cleaned rod with Alcohol!

    Yeah I agree. If it’s oven baked, than it would be much harder for sure. Seeker dries the finish in ambient air so maybe that’s why. They do have a warning to not use solvents on their finish however. Curious to see what Pat and her crew say at Fred Hall. They may not even divulge since it...
  14. chilidip

    Gudebrod 9270 size A/D

    Yep, getting an old spool of of Gudebrod can be somewhat of a gamble. Hopefully it’s the lighting and it isn’t faded. If the seller’s spool hasn’t faded, yours may have.
  15. chilidip

    Cleaned rod with Alcohol!

    Well I recently stripped and refinished an old Calstar T270-8H, and there was coating on there (most likely epoxy based). Your photo of the T100 shows a picture of the butt section which is matte, and it transitions into gloss which is the clear coat. Having said that, Calstar uses a coating...
  16. chilidip

    Offshore Bluefin or Bust charter trip report

    When I grow up, I wanna be just like you. Thanks for the pics Lori. You absolutely slay.
  17. chilidip

    Offshore Crazy 2.5 Day on the NLA 8/25-8/28

    Great job on the Jackpot! Man you fish a lot.. lol. Good times!
  18. chilidip

    Offshore Fishing with Billy K 8/30/22

    Thanks! Yeah this old body can’t take the bumps on a smaller boat going that fast in rough seas. Insert old man joke here.. lol.
  19. chilidip

    Offshore Fishing with Billy K 8/30/22

    Got an invite from a buddy I knew since Jr high and one of his clients was running a charter to target BFT offshore. My PB days are now behind me and I really must be getting old. The ride out to a spot 20 miles past Catalina took a little over 1hr 15 mins where we located the fish. His cat...
  20. chilidip

    Fishing Friday 9/2 LB area or SD overnight

    San Diego = good chance at BFT/YFT/YT/Dodos Long Beach = great chance a limit style Dodos Take your pick.
  21. chilidip

    Offshore Condor 8/21/22 Overnight

    It was a charter, but I assumed that it was the same?
  22. chilidip

    Processor or Filet Fishing in Huntington Beach Area?

    Thanks Gerry! I’m actually going out on the same trip and in the same quandary since the charter doesn’t do fish cleaning. Need to figure something out.
  23. chilidip

    Offshore Condor 8/21/22 Overnight

    There is a line that forms and a woman (Linda?) that checks you in on the manifest where you pick your bunks. So first come first served. On my trip, there was a guy that came later and lined up right in front of the line but was asked to get back in the line like everyone else.
  24. chilidip

    Offshore Condor 8/21/22 Overnight

    Sorry for your bad experience. I just got off the Condor last month and it was nothing but positive experiences on that trip. Maybe the captain got sick of chasing dodos and wanted to target the bigger BFTs that are starting to bite again. 1/2 day boats are getting into dodos right now so...
  25. chilidip

    Offshore INTREPID 5 Day 08.18-08.23

    Nice one John! Looks like it was a great trip. Hope the guy is ok.
  26. chilidip

    Fishing syndicate railrod. Salty dawg.

    If Saltydawg built that rod, even more reason to get it. He’s a great builder and a pillar to rod building community.
  27. chilidip

    Offshore 9 at 9

    Very Nice!
  28. chilidip

    Last time this happened it was Albacore.......

    But the water temps are at 76* right now.. it’s going the other way.. better chance that the Wahoo show before the Albies do.
  29. chilidip

    Fishing syndicate railrod. Salty dawg.

    If I didn’t already have a full quiver, I wouldn’t mind trying a FS. Their stuff look like it’s of high quality.. and the RS components are nice and has a Saltydawg fore grip and Alps seat. Looks like Oliver is putting some quality components on them. For the price, you can’t beat that. With...
  30. chilidip

    Why are bad sport boat reviews discouraged?

    It’s a free country, everyone has a the right to their own opinion. Having said that, once you address your opinion, you will be subject to other opinions as well.. so be prepared. If I have a bad trip on a boat, I figure it was me and I try a different boat out the next time. So many...
  31. chilidip

    Calstar 800M grftr with fathom 402ld for yoyo and knife jigs? Yays and nays welcomed.

    Yeah, I use the 800H for paddy yellowtails. No way would I recommend the 800M for yo yo. 6470xh is what I use.
  32. chilidip

    White Seabass and Halibut videos from Landshark Outdoors on Fin Fetish filmed 7/12/22

    Very nice! Saw them at SNI last year when we were on the Eldorado. They were killing the huge halibuts. Looks like a solid operation.
  33. chilidip

    Offshore Young’s Tackle 2.5 day on the Condor - Awesome Crew & Boat

    Yeah, you tell them that we’ve been waiting all this time in line and they don’t even respond.
  34. chilidip

    Offshore Young’s Tackle 2.5 day on the Condor - Awesome Crew & Boat

    Yeah, it’s kind of a stretch asking someone to drop what they’re doing and go on a trip.. the guy we asked we had to bribe, beg and badger to go.. lol. Aren’t you on another trip real soon? Man you fish a lot, haha.
  35. chilidip

    Offshore Young’s Tackle 2.5 day on the Condor - Awesome Crew & Boat

    I recommend getting there early so you can secure an earlier check in when they assign the bunks (first come, first served). The ones with the double letters ie, AA, BB, CC and so on are the double wides and you’ll have a ton of of room for better comfort. Just an fyi, on a few trips where I...
  36. chilidip

    Offshore Young’s Tackle 2.5 day on the Condor - Awesome Crew & Boat

    Had a great trip on the Condor this past weekend on the Young's Tackle 2.5 day. Didn't have a whole lot of intel on this boat but a few members chimed in and was feeling really confident that we were going to have a great trip. This was a special trip where my oldest fishing buddy Jay, got to...
  37. chilidip

    The Cortez—-Seaforth Landing

    Can’t wait to ride her on 8/19 on a 2.5 day. The boat is shrouded in a bit of mystery because Rambo does mostly all private charters. Gonna take a ton of pics and post them on here when I get back :D. Heard nothing but positive feedback for Rambo and his operation. Can’t wait, and we’re only...
  38. chilidip

    Best place in SoCal for Diawa Saltiga reel service

    https://daiwa.us/pages/contact
  39. chilidip

    Offshore Pacific Islander 1.75

    Thanks for the report! Heading out this Friday.. hopefully we do half as good as you!
  40. chilidip

    Offshore Run and Gun - 101/425/302 - 7/26

    Nice fish buffet right there! Thanks for the update!!
  41. chilidip

    3M 8427-16 Cold Shrink

    Sent pm
  42. chilidip

    Offshore Epic 3 day on the New Lo Ann 7-22, 7-25

    Looks like an epic trip. You got lucky that Markus was at the helm on one of his very few trips a year. It’s like getting Drew on the PQ.. they will kill the BFT.. not that Adam and Gavin are slouches themselves.. all 4 are rockstars.
  43. chilidip

    Ray Jarvis Memorial 8 Day - Intrepid - Trip Report- DONE- Finally

    Nice fish Jim, and good job on the solo gaff!
  44. chilidip

    3M 8427-16 Cold Shrink

    chilidip submitted a new listing: 3M 8427-16 Cold Shrink - 3M 8427-16 Cold Shrink Learn more about this listing...
  45. 3M 8427-16 Cold Shrink

    Southern California 3M 8427-16 Cold Shrink

    I have 4 brand new 3M 16” cold shrink. $40 each. Live in Fullerton work in Culver City. Will be at Fisherman’s Landing this Friday afternoon on 7/29/22. Thanks
  46. chilidip

    Offshore 7/15-7/17 Jet Ski Fishing

    Yeah, WTF is that thing??!
  47. chilidip

    Installing Fuji Slide Style Reel Seat On A Deckhand Style Rod

    Hey Mike, every had any issues with the reel popping off? I always wondered why more guys don’t use these on their DH rods.
  48. chilidip

    Cold Shrink - Where are you guys getting yours?

    Had to buy 6 recently at once to get them at a decent price. Did a search and nobody had the 3m stuff in stock unless you buy 10 at a time? Is there another brand? And where are you guys getting yours? I’m asking about the 8427-16. TIA
  49. chilidip

    Yellowtail-2 parter

    9 to 10. You can eat it so many ways.. sashimi, sushi, grilled, etc. save them collars too! Comparable to wild caught Chinhook Salmon. Halibut is like 6-7 for me.
  50. chilidip

    Discounted 7 day on the Spirit Of Adventure.

    My condolences, and hope your health improves swiftly. Thanks to you, someone’s going to get a great deal on a super boat! 👍
  51. chilidip

    Scammer look out for klity

    So sorry for the loss John. It’s sad to see bad things happening to good people. That said, the moderate sealskinner on here actively searches for potential scammers on this site. It sucks bad that you got taken advantage of. Hopefully that fucker gets the full brunt of the karma train.. in...
  52. chilidip

    Offshore Report-1.75 on the Legend-and a question

    I once saw Capt Jeff V. on the Eldorado kick an elderly couple off of a boat prior to leaving because they were totally drunk and it was completely noticeable. The question is, if they board sober but get drunk and behave disorderly during the trip, I say the captain should step in. It’s a fine...
  53. chilidip

    Offshore Ocean Odyssey 7/15-7/18

    Thanks for the report! Good to see you’re getting a few trips in this year. We were out at Tanner a week and a half ago.. and yeah, those BFT’s are angry! Almost got spooled by a 100lber. Good karma coming right back at you!!
  54. chilidip

    VIDEO: New at ICAST 2022; PENN Fathom II lever drag reels

    Can’t wait to see the dimensions of the 60N. Can’t decide if it will be a super yo-yo or a Wahoo reel.. either way should be tallest narrow reel in comparison to the width of the spool. Should be a blast to retrieve with :D
  55. chilidip

    2005 TRIUMPH 210cc

    It says $20k.
  56. chilidip

    Offshore 47 BFT on the Pacifica 1.5 day 7-14

    Great job! Andrew and Sandro rock!!
  57. chilidip

    WTF - UC Composites and Ringedhooks

    For me it’s just easier to go to a local tackle shop and get a tip replaced than to spend the time writing emails and calling somebody to remedy. To each is own. Randy’s company makes great rods but can’t control the quality of the components they don’t manufacture themselves if/when they...
  58. chilidip

    Offshore Young’s Tackle 3 day on the Indy July 6-9 2022 - winning it in the Bottom of the 9th.. again

    Yeah, Matt was exchanging playful banter with one of the deckies who was of Hispanic descent.. all in Spanish. Matt certainly is not one of the surly older Captains who plants himself in the wheelhouse the entire trip. He’s always interacting with the passengers and crew, and is the pillar of...
  59. chilidip

    Offshore Young’s Tackle 3 day on the Indy July 6-9 2022 - winning it in the Bottom of the 9th.. again

    Thank you! Yeah, Fiona fought that bigger fish barefooted, lol. Cap’n Matt kept tripping over her sandals at the bow. That pork chop was absolutely perfect. Every pork chop I had thus far was on the dry side.. this one was juicy as a rare steak and marinated perfectly. The chef went above...
  60. chilidip

    Seeker 3 day 7/7-7/10 Searcher trip

    Thanks for the report Logan, looks like you guys had a blast. We were out there July 6-9 but never crossed paths since you guys went further south. Love the Castaway reference :D
  61. chilidip

    Offshore Young’s Tackle 3 day on the Indy July 6-9 2022 - winning it in the Bottom of the 9th.. again

    It happens to me all the time.. lol. They always get the best of us :D
  62. chilidip

    Removing super seeker paint

    I’ve scraped finish many times with no ill effects to the rod. On a Super Seeker, I start with a new razor blade and start scraping the graphite part first (butt through the mid section of the rod). Use a very light stroke (do not dig into the rod or apply pressure into the blank) like...
  63. chilidip

    Offshore Young’s Tackle 3 day on the Indy July 6-9 2022 - winning it in the Bottom of the 9th.. again

    Actually, it was a very dry group of guys.. lol. A half to a full bottle of Scotch and 1.5 bottles of wine every night for 30 people seemed pretty sober to me 😁. Few of the guys that fished with me on this trip said they’re prepping for another upcoming 3 day (Western Roofing) that has some...
  64. chilidip

    Micro bait for foamers ect.

    This past Friday (7/8/22) the clear Feed poppers did well on the foamers out at Tanner. The bigger ones came on knife jigs and sinker riggged sardines at about 150-300 feet deep. When the stomach contents were emptied, they were all full of 2-3” chovies. That said, they were still biting the...
  65. chilidip

    Offshore Young’s Tackle 3 day on the Indy July 6-9 2022 - winning it in the Bottom of the 9th.. again

    I brought 6 bottles total (2 of each kind) and those who took part in the wine (very few of us), has less than a glass (just wanted a sampling). So less than 2 bottles were consumed per dinner (most didn’t have any). Yes, a few others brought their own and shared as well.
  66. chilidip

    Offshore Young’s Tackle 3 day on the Indy July 6-9 2022 - winning it in the Bottom of the 9th.. again

    Pleasure meeting you as well!! Can’t wait to do it again next year!!
  67. chilidip

    Offshore Young’s Tackle 3 day on the Indy July 6-9 2022 - winning it in the Bottom of the 9th.. again

    I was my pleasure sharing the rail with you. Can’t wait to do it again next year!
  68. chilidip

    Offshore Young’s Tackle 3 day on the Indy July 6-9 2022 - winning it in the Bottom of the 9th.. again

    Kite was never needed. All the big ones came on the sinker rig, colt snipers and knife jigs.
  69. chilidip

    Offshore Young’s Tackle 3 day on the Indy July 6-9 2022 - winning it in the Bottom of the 9th.. again

    Yeah, one of my hobbies is aging Penfolds wine in a cooler. Have vintages of Bin 2, 9, 28, 389 & 407 that I’ve been saving to share for a special occasion.. this was the perfect timing.
  70. chilidip

    Offshore Young’s Tackle 3 day on the Indy July 6-9 2022 - winning it in the Bottom of the 9th.. again

    Got to the ride the mighty Independence for the first time a few days after Independence Day for the Young’s Tackle 3 day trip. Had really high expectations for this boat and this trip surpassed those expectations in many ways. Checked in with Michelle, got my boarding pass and then got loaded...
  71. chilidip

    Intrepid 1.5 7/1-7/3

    Yeah, usually on most boats the tackle storage area is packed with gear.. it looks as though your buddy found a comfy spot to rest.
  72. chilidip

    Intrepid 1.5 7/1-7/3

    Thanks for the report! It’s been tough fishing lately.. but it’s always good to get out. Question, is your buddy passed out on the tackle storage area?
  73. chilidip

    Penn torque 40nld2 what rod do i need

    I switch between 1x3 and a 800xxh
  74. chilidip

    What Makes a Good Salmon Fishing Rod ?

    Just got off the Lovely Martha and their gear was ugly stick with Fathom reels.. worked fine. Work with what you have.. something like a 270 8’ or 7’. I used a 7’ Lamiglas pack rod with a Lexa 300.. and it worked fine. On one of the pics on my report, it shows how they rig the frozen anchovies...
  75. chilidip

    When the BFT get off the bite head north

    That is the LR trip I’ve dreamed of.. going north for some WSB and going back down south for BFT/YT. Only one in the LR fleet that would do this since the Cavanaugh brothers grew up fishing the Channel Islands. Looks like a great trip. Hope they score some halibuts as well.
  76. chilidip

    Inshore Socal Invading NorCal & Chinhook limits

    Hey Robert! Hope all is well with the family. Just needed to get out there and fish.
  77. chilidip

    Inshore Socal Invading NorCal & Chinhook limits

    This is my 3rd time fishing with Captain Mike and it’s the 3rd time we got easy limits of Kings in about 2 hours. Cap’n Mike phoned us on Friday to get there by 4:30am since the fishing was great but they were past HMB so we needed to get an earlier start. Made the long trek outside of...
  78. chilidip

    Yellowfin are near San Diego now, the rumors were true

    More and more skippers are targeting trophy BFTs in the local waters since that’s what the clientele are looking for. Why bother with the football sized YFT and necktie dodos and burn more gas to boot? If they’re larger YFT and bull dodos.. that’s a different conversation.
  79. chilidip

    Fishing for sheepshead...?

    Their sheepshead is much different than ours. More like surf perches that we find here and don’t have gnarly teeth like ours. 10lb should be fine.
  80. chilidip

    7/2 on the Ahra Ahn Spots

    Yeah a lot of lurkers around here with lot of opinions.. you can tell which guys know their stuff and whose been there and done that. Good on you for chartering a trip.. takes a lot of patience, and can be really stressful. What I can say is that you’ll meet some new friends/fishing buddies...
  81. chilidip

    7/2 on the Ahra Ahn Spots

    Ahra Ahn trips are laid back/chill trips to Catalina. A good trip to get new fisherman’s into the game and a great trip for dads/moms and their kids. Nice comfy bunks to relax in to and from the island. Not one of those trips where you need to dodge 20+ treble hooks from guys swinging their...
  82. chilidip

    Calstar

    I see that you’r in Miami, not sure if it’s possible to ship a 8’6” item to Florida even if you could locate one. Sorry
  83. chilidip

    Calstar

    Just an FYI, It took me about a year to get a GF90j blank, and the owner of a local tackle shop wrestled it from Calstar in order to get me one. They are concentrating on making completed rods first, so the blanks are basically extinct. Your best luck will be Island tackle in LA or Fisherman’s...
  84. chilidip

    SoCal 4th July fishing trip suggestions

    You don’t need a passport if you’re 24 miles offshore since it’s considered international waters. That will be most likely be where the BFT will be.. more than 24 miles offshore. Like others said, the tuna will most likely be in US waters by 4th of July. Good luck!
  85. chilidip

    $8.00 beers

    Damn, I thought it would be a SD short range boat.. that’s really high for an LA boat.
  86. chilidip

    Thawing Frozen Bluefin

    Keep it vacuum sealed and place in a ice slurry and defrost overnight in a small cooler. Very controlled and works great.
  87. chilidip

    $8.00 beers

    On the PQ, it was $4 for domestic (including Tecate) and imports were $7.
  88. chilidip

    Offshore Pacific Queen 6/11/22 Scratching Away

    Great time fishing you! Good to put a name to a face!
  89. chilidip

    Offshore Condor 1.5 6/10-6/12

    We were out there with you guys on the PQ and the opportunity for the bites were in increments of seconds on 6 or 7 chances in total. I cite the reasoning for the entire SD and Ensenada fleet in one small area scattering the fish. It was never wide open for sure.
  90. chilidip

    Offshore Pacific Queen 6/11/22 Scratching Away

    That’s a nice one Dan. Great job getting that on the 40lb gear. Not easy.
  91. chilidip

    Offshore Pacific Queen 6/11/22 Scratching Away

    Flyline and sinker rigged sardines. I don’t recall anyone getting but on a colt or an sk during daylight. It was tough and the fish was scattered as I saw just about every SD boat except the RP, RR3, and Excel.
  92. chilidip

    Offshore Pacific Queen 6/11/22 Scratching Away

    Yeah, it was an epic achievement.
  93. chilidip

    Offshore Pacific Queen 6/11/22 Scratching Away

    Fished the Queen on 6/10 to 6/12 and it was a real struggle. Those that fished hard got rewarded.. like sleeping maybe 1-2 hours on both nights and fishing pretty much all night, both nights. During the day time I believe we picked off maybe 10 and the remaining 27 during the night. 37...
  94. chilidip

    Offshore 6/5 425/371 + Coronado Islands

    Is that you Carlos? We fished on the Searcher 3day 2 years ago. I’ll see u on the water on 6/11. Will be on the PQ.
  95. chilidip

    Calstar rod decals

    They don’t anymore.
  96. chilidip

    Best Bluefin Tuna Rig for Under $2000

    This is the correct answer. Good job on the purchase of the hardware.. just need to bump up the braid on the 25 & 40 reels.
  97. chilidip

    Sea Lions attacking hooked BFT

    Oh thank God! He’s a looker :) even has a Mickey Mouse patch :)
  98. chilidip

    Sea Lions attacking hooked BFT

    Thanks. Is your dog ok?
  99. chilidip

    What to bring 1.5 day on ocean odyssey june23

    Sending you a PM.
  100. chilidip

    Sea Lions attacking hooked BFT

    Holy Shit! This was the type of answer I was fearful of. The fish’s heart is still beating once it gets bit so I imagine it gets into the bloodstream? Gotta do more research on this.. or at least some one that works Vetinary field can chime in.
  101. chilidip

    Clueless - BFT Gear

    Looks like you have everything covered well. For me, I use my 1x3 as a dedicated 80lb rig, and the 2x4 for 100lb.
  102. chilidip

    D.A. sues fisherman for nearly $1 million for 'egregious' illegal crabbing

    I had no idea that a public officer can file a civil suit. I thought they could only prosecute criminal charges.
  103. chilidip

    Sea Lions attacking hooked BFT

    Is it happening during the day or at night (or both)? I imagine they attack the fish near the surface? Another question, do any of you guys keep the partial fish that was attacked by a GW or Sea Lion? I imagine it all has to do with how much of the fish is left.
  104. chilidip

    Best Bluefin Tuna Rig for Under $2000

    Thanks man! Contemplating bringing the 130lb gear and taking the 3x5. Big ones swimming out there right now for sure.
  105. chilidip

    Best Bluefin Tuna Rig for Under $2000

    Very nice. You’ll be fishing in a lap of luxury while I’ll be slumming it on the PQ.. lol. Good luck!
  106. chilidip

    Best Bluefin Tuna Rig for Under $2000

    Which boat are you on the 10th?
  107. chilidip

    Sea Lions attacking hooked BFT

    Saw a lot of posts this past weekend (here and FB) with BFTs being attacked by sea lions during the fight. Has this been happening all along, or has this become a new learned behavior by them sea dogs? Curios also to know if the fillets are safe to consume from bacteria contamination from the...
  108. chilidip

    What to bring 1.5 day on ocean odyssey june23

    What jigs are you looking for?
  109. chilidip

    Whole lot of Crabs

    Looks like I won’t be buying king crab legs from them.. $90/lb.. damn.
  110. chilidip

    Solid deckhanding on the Searcher

    Nice! Did you get a chance to try out the VISX12?
  111. chilidip

    Best deal you ever got…

    I’m saving my bottle of Johnnie Walker Ghost and Rare Brora (1st release).
  112. chilidip

    Best deal you ever got…

    Back in 2002 when I was making next to no money, my wife of 1 year at that time was working as a bank teller who booked a tee time at pebble beach for my birthday. To play pebble during the summer, you also need to book a room which was $500 at the time. Combine that with the green fees of...
  113. chilidip

    Fathom LD2 vs VISX/SEa2

    I’m seriously contemplating using the VISX12 as the night time jigging reel on my 3 day in early July. I’m going to pair it with my 2x4 using hollow braid 100 which should get about 450-500yds of capacity. Most guys have down sized to a 16 from their 20.. and I might take the next step. Will...
  114. chilidip

    Stop freaking out

    I’ll take 20
  115. chilidip

    Stop freaking out

    SK’s are back in stock pretty much everywhere. Mustad is out of rip rollers and moon risers in the popular sizes right now.
  116. chilidip

    Saltiga LD55

    Lot of guys and had success. Recommend using hollow braid for increased capacity. Tons of drag on that reel.
  117. chilidip

    Indy roll call ..... 8 day ... June 3rd-11th

    Hey Soda, if taking cup ramen I would try these. They’re half the cost at the Asian markets if there’s one near you.
  118. chilidip

    Best Bluefin Tuna Rig for Under $2000

    You don’t need 2 25’s, ditch one of them and invest in a VISX16 for 100lb braid (200lb bite leader) knife rig paired with a viper or a 2x4. If anything your 40 should be used as the 60-80 sinker/flyline/knife rig. That setup will be your most versatile combo.
  119. chilidip

    What's up with the Tomahawk?

    Just posted open trips looks like today.. wonder how long these will last..
  120. chilidip

    J hook instead of circle for bluefin live bait

    Damn, I thought my 80lber was the upper limit on a CB 1/0.. but it can hold up on a cow. Nice!
  121. chilidip

    Penn International 16 VISX or Okuma Makaira 16ii SEA

    VISX16 on a 2x4 with 100lb test.
  122. chilidip

    J hook instead of circle for bluefin live bait

    I successfully landed a 80lb BFt on a CB ringed circle 1/0. Too bad they’re no longer available 😡
  123. chilidip

    Here we go now they want Our Lobsters

    While not a popular sentiment, I am in total agreement with this. Waaaaaay more fisherman now than years past.. and with social media we’ve put a ton of pressure on the local spiny’s. Of course, changing the regulations on the commercial guys will be more impactful to the population.
  124. chilidip

    Islands 5/19 Hail Mary Aboard the Cobra

    Don’t forget to eat the cheeks! Deelish!
  125. chilidip

    Finally Got My Boat Home

    Nice! You gonna do some salmon fishing soon?
  126. chilidip

    Offshore Long day on the water

    Yeah, my birthday is that week so I decided to take the Searcher a couple years ago and got 2 of the 50th Anniversary shirts.. followed it up the next year, and it was actually worse. Zero expectations for this year’s Condor trip.. I’ll break the jinx or go rock fishing next July. We shall see.
  127. chilidip

    Alaskan long range trip

    Looks great! Loaded with shrimp roe. Yum!!
  128. chilidip

    Offshore Long day on the water

    Thanks. At least the weather looks to be good.. it’s been pretty windy all year.
  129. chilidip

    Offshore Long day on the water

    True story, Searcher 3 day on the last week of July in 2020 resulted in 7 BFT. Excalibur 2 day the last week of July in 2021 resulted 0 BFT and 5 YT. This year leaving 7/29 on a 2.5 day on the Condor.. if it sucks again.. I’ll never go BFT fishing on the last week of July again.
  130. chilidip

    For those who ride Searcher

    Yeah, there are no tackle shelves like the ones you see on the bigger LR boats. There’s some place on deck like the shorter range boats but don’t recall anywhere you can tie off. The guys that brought their SKB had them on deck just resting on the elevated tackle storage area.. or you can keep...
  131. chilidip

    Alaskan long range trip

    Thanks for report! What are these things? https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/attachments/3b7637d3-33e0-4044-a638-e8d30034e44c-jpeg.1385408/
  132. chilidip

    New Saltiga Star Drag

    Looks like they came out with a new star drag.. only in one size for now. Wonder if it will make it to the states and in larger sizes. Hefty price tag, $570 when converted.. and the JPY is at an all time low vs. the USD. Made in Japan...
  133. chilidip

    In -line Weights

    It may be a bit of a long shot but I also know someone going to Cisco’s on 6/17 that may be able to deliver.. we’ll need to discuss that option with the guys in the 805 however.
  134. chilidip

    Newell P220 with additional 229 Spool, Bars and Reel seat

    chilidip submitted a new listing: Newell P220 with additional 229 Spool, Bars and Reel seat - Newell P220 with additional 229 Spool, Bars and Reel seat Learn more about this listing...
  135. chilidip

    Southern California Newell P220 with additional 229 Spool, Bars and Reel seat

    Buyer backed out and I forgot I still had this. See below. https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/classifieds/newell-g229-with-p220-frame-and-graphite-spool.10210/
  136. chilidip

    In -line Weights

    If any of you SD guys want Gerry’s lead, let him know. I can be his mule. I have 4 trips to SD this summer 6/10, 7/5, 7/29 & 8/20. Also work in West LA so let me know if that helps anyone out.
  137. chilidip

    KITE REEL CHOICE

    Of those 4 I would keep the Mak 50, assuming it’s the current SEA version.
  138. chilidip

    USA made All Star 7’6” 12-30, Pre rigged knife jigs, KJ Swimbaits

    chilidip submitted a new listing: USA made All Star 7’6” 12-30, Pre rigged knife jigs, KJ Swimbaits - USA made All Star 7’6” 12-30, Pre rigged knife jigs, KJ Swimbaits Learn more about this listing...
  139. USA made All Star 7’6” 12-30, Pre rigged knife jigs, KJ Swimbaits

    Southern California USA made All Star 7’6” 12-30, Pre rigged knife jigs, KJ Swimbaits

    Live in Fullerton and work in Culver City. Will be in San Diego on 6/10, then again on 7/5. 1) All Star bass rod from around 30 years ago and blank was sourced from a manufacturer in Washington (Cascade I believe). Rewrapped by me a few years ago with Fuji Alconites and never fished with...
  140. chilidip

    Offshore Got me some bluefin on the San Diego !

    Thanks for the report, and congrats on the great catch. I use the SS 6470xh with my TRQ25NLD2 which has the same rating as your 7660. With as much drag the reel has I like to have as much lifting power as possible in case you hook a larger model. Looks like it worked out nearly perfect for...
  141. chilidip

    Offshore Oceanside 95

    Yeah, same question.. does the O95 have RSW?
  142. chilidip

    Torque 25N Handle Upgrade?

    Get a VISX 16 handle and slap it on there. I had a T-Bar handle once and the handle came off while fighting a fish.. it needs loctite on the thread.
  143. chilidip

    Saltiga LD35-2SPD Jigging Handle Upgrade

    Looks great. My JDM Saltiga 35 came with the same aluminum handle. It was a bit cumbersome retrieving jigs but it put the wood on the bigger YT. I thought it would be better suited for a LD.. you proved me right.
  144. chilidip

    NEXT YEARS LONG RANGE PRICE INCREASES

    Actually the way I read it was the $595 were the prices of the 1.5 day this year but on some of these trips they had a pre noon departure making them really a 1.75 day. They converted those trips to a solid 2 day trip so the increase isn’t as drastic since they’re converting a 1.5 day to a 2...
  145. chilidip

    Strangest Way You Have Seen A Fish Caught?

    Back in the day, Gary Loomis had a line of graphite golf shafts bearing his G.Loomis label. Perhaps it was one of those 😆
  146. chilidip

    Rethinking the overnight trip

    I live in the OC area and once did a 2 day evening return.. never again. Processors have spoiled me. Grab breakfast, get fish from 5 star.. home by noon.
  147. chilidip

    Sure, I’ll bring both bottles.. lol

    Sure, I’ll bring both bottles.. lol
  148. chilidip

    Bay / Harbor Pier J Long Beach, 5-11-22 , beautiful Sand Bass

    Man, that brings back so many good memories. My cousin first took me there when I was a kid. Nice Sandy!
  149. chilidip

    All around west coast reel.

    What he said. The 25nld2 has handled 90% of the BFT and the other torques and visx’s just weigh the bag down.. but being stubborn I still take them.. along with 50 knife jigs I never use. On one of the 1.5 days this year, I’m gonna bring just 25nld2 and the VISX16 alongside 4 Jigs, a pack of...
  150. chilidip

    Visx 20 line capacity

    Nice! Which boat are you fishing on? I forgot.
  151. chilidip

    VISX16 & 20 for 100 & 130

    VISX16 & 20 for 100 & 130
  152. chilidip

    80lb Blue Fin Setup

    Trq40NLD2 on a 800XXH for flyline VISX12 on a 1x3 for sinker and jigging
  153. chilidip

    Green Glass Hercules 70XH, Daiwa Sk, Shimano Flat Falls

    sorry guys, was out working out and just got back in. The jigs are all sold. Thanks
  154. Green Glass Hercules 70XH, Daiwa Sk, Shimano Flat Falls

    Southern California Green Glass Hercules 70XH, Daiwa Sk, Shimano Flat Falls

    Freshly re-wrapped Hercules 70XH with Fuji SIN guides. Green glass. Was going to be my 40lb SPJ rod, but ended up selling the reel.. so it was never used. $250. 3 200g Zebra SK and 2 250g sardine SK. $20 each. 3 250g and 1 300g flatfalls. Rig tig welded ring with 9/0 owner Jobu hooks...
  155. chilidip

    Green Glass Hercules 70XH, Daiwa Sk, Shimano Flat Falls

    chilidip submitted a new listing: Green Glass Hercules 70XH, Daiwa Sk, Shimano Flat Falls - Green Glass Hercules 70XH, Daiwa Sk, Shimano Flat Falls Learn more about this listing...
  156. chilidip

    Just a 2.5 day

    If targeting BFT with no YT around, I think I’ll only take 3 setups too. Torque 25 on a 6470XH for 30-50 Torque 40 on a 800XXH for 60-80 VISX16 on a 2x4 for Jigging 100lb
  157. chilidip

    Offshore 1.5 on the Independence, 5/3-5/22

    Thanks for the report! Seen the Indy many times on the water and I finally get to ride her in July. That boat looks like a frigging battle ship on the water.
  158. chilidip

    Offshore Pacific Islander 1.75 Day 5/4/22 - 5/6/22

    Thanks for the report! I rode the PI when it was up in Oxnard. Was good for an overnight boat, but it may be a bit tight for a longer trip.
  159. chilidip

    Which shop is your one stop shop ?

    Young’s Tackle. Everything from fishing trips, to clothing, rod/reel repair…. And tackle.
  160. chilidip

    Want to take my 8yr old on a 1.5 day

    What Robert said. You’ll have a boat full of guys/gals that want to help out and take him under their wings.. not to mention the pros also (deckhand/captain). The fondest memory we have is when we first went fishing, and the person who taught us how to do it. Most of us want to return that...
  161. chilidip

    Yeah, I saw that. On my way to putting my rod away 👍

    Yeah, I saw that. On my way to putting my rod away 👍
  162. chilidip

    Offshore Pacifica 5/1/22 getting the rust off

    Thanks! Yeah there were 3 guys with go pros on the trip..
  163. chilidip

    Offshore Pacifica 5/1/22 getting the rust off

    Nah, everyone was cool with the exception the 3 dudes that started their own line to board.. they had designs in cutting in front of the guy that got there at 3:30 an myself who got there at 4:00. They did manage cut in right behind us in front of everyone else in line.. what is wrong with people!!
  164. chilidip

    Lol

    Lol
  165. chilidip

    Offshore Pacifica 5/1/22 getting the rust off

    That’s my buddy Jay.. I’m the other guy.
  166. chilidip

    Offshore Pacifica 5/1/22 getting the rust off

    Not yet.. didn’t even bother with the low gear.. lol. Pretty sure I’m not the only one that did this.
  167. chilidip

    Offshore Pacifica 5/1/22 getting the rust off

    Yeah, it sucked. For me it was flyline sardine on a 1/0 CB hook. In the dark, they hit anything.. prolly hit a metal fork if you sent one down.. lol.
  168. chilidip

    Offshore Pacifica 5/1/22 getting the rust off

    Just got back after getting my ass kicked in the snotty conditions. Not a whole lot to report other than getting 2 schoolie sized fish with the rest of the fleet. Got boat limits by 2pm and spent most of the night inside the marina (thank God!). Andrew and Sandro were just just stellar, and...
  169. chilidip

    Opaleye Rig

    Tiny bobber on 8lb test with a size 8 hook if I recall. Don’t bother with the seaweed, the peas work great and cheap. Which break wall?
  170. chilidip

    Daiwa SK Jigs and UC 900 mag blank

    everything is sold. Thanks everyone.
  171. chilidip

    Daiwa SK Jigs and UC 900 mag blank

    Blank sold, only have 200g zebras and 250g sardines remaining.
  172. Daiwa SK Jigs and UC 900 mag blank

    Southern California Daiwa SK Jigs and UC 900 mag blank

    Will be at Seaforth this Saturday and Monday morning. Top row is 200g, bottom row is 250g. $25 each or if you want to buy the lot, $22 each (what I paid). Brand New UC 900 mag blank $100. Live in Fullerton, and work in Culver City.
  173. chilidip

    Daiwa SK Jigs and UC 900 mag blank

    chilidip submitted a new listing: Daiwa SK Jigs and UC 900 mag blank - Daiwa SK Jigs and UC 900 mag blank Learn more about this listing...
  174. chilidip

    Are we at the pinnacle of reel/rod technology?

    Titanium framed 2 speeds and some aramid/ceramic fiber discs for drags coming soon to tackle stores near you..
  175. chilidip

    Calstar Blanks

    Finding one is one thing but shipping to South Africa might cost the price of the blank. How is it shipped, DHL?
  176. chilidip

    New tuna cord and turks head on Seeker PH rods

    Looks awesome! Moon does great work.
  177. chilidip

    Daiwa SK jig

    I have some in the 200-250g in various colors. Where are u located?
  178. chilidip

    16 VISX for 80#

    I use this as my dedicated 100lb rig. The 12 is my 80lb jigging/sinker rig.
  179. chilidip

    Condor bunks

    Thanks again. In looking at it, we’re doing a limited load with 24 passengers so it looks like there will be choices abound. Will post pics and maybe do a walkthrough.
  180. chilidip

    Condor bunks

    Thanks. On a charter in late July so it’s first come first served.. will call ahead and get some intel.
  181. chilidip

    Condor bunks

    Thanks! Not a whole lot of information on the boat anywhere..
  182. chilidip

    Condor bunks

    Heard that a few of the bunks on the Condor are not that great. Never been on that boat yet, so is this true or just some random rumor I picked up on. TIA
  183. chilidip

    Surface iron set up.

    If you must stay with a 8 footer, I suggest a Calstar 800M. Very versatile rod. For a reel, do you want a bait caster or an open faced conventional?
  184. chilidip

    Passport Cards

    Doesn’t the card basically lets you travel to Mexico and Canada via land/air/sea?
  185. chilidip

    Favorite reel for flat fall/ knife jigging for bft

    Hasn’t happened to me yet.. lol. Gonna find out the hard way. Last year I was fishing 40lb test when there were 50lb fish around.. then a school of 80lb fish swam by and I got picked up. Wasn’t too bad, it took only 10mins or so.
  186. chilidip

    Favorite reel for flat fall/ knife jigging for bft

    I wish Daiwa made a lower low gear on the 55LD2. Awesome reels though.
  187. chilidip

    Favorite reel for flat fall/ knife jigging for bft

    About 350yds of 80lb J-braid. I hate holding onto heavy setups so if there are no 200+ models around it should be able to stop it pretty quickly. If it works, it may become my main night time jigging rig. Might get schooled.. but don’t know until you try it… lol.
  188. chilidip

    Favorite reel for flat fall/ knife jigging for bft

    Me too, but I have a 2x4 on my VISX 16. If I get daring enough may drop down to a VISX12 and 1x3.
  189. chilidip

    ABU JDM

    I order through Digitaka and it gets delivered in a few days.
  190. chilidip

    Overnight Trip Gear

    Overnight trips leaves at night and you start fishing at day break to about 2pm then head back (depending on where your fishing). These trips have bunks you can sleep on. Full day trips leave at 5-6am and generally get to your fishing grounds around 8-10am and you fish to around 1-2pm and...
  191. chilidip

    In -line Weights

    Or go to local tackle shops and sell them there. Your prices are basically wholesale so they would be willing to work with you. If you want me to talk to Kevin at Young’s, let me know.
  192. chilidip

    My last Trip with Friends "that want to go fishing"

    D This. I fish with fishing friends. Regular friends are never invited.
  193. chilidip

    Don’t own a boat anymore.. but not sure why that matters? Other options down the street no?

    Don’t own a boat anymore.. but not sure why that matters? Other options down the street no?
  194. chilidip

    Blank ID?

    Hi everyone, can someone tell me what I have here? I think it says CS900Mag. Tia.
  195. chilidip

    Boat friendly hotels in San Diego

    $800 a night?!! It better be like a Four seasons!!
  196. chilidip

    Best Tackle Bag/Box

    Yeah, I’ve seen those. I wouldn’t take those on any sport boat.. they belong in a museum.
  197. chilidip

    Best Tackle Bag/Box

    Choosing a Tackle box really depends on how you fish. I mostly do anything from overnighters to 3 day sport boat trips and after going through numerous SKB, backpacks, bags.. etc. I finally settled on the small Fishlab roller bag. Has roller blade wheels which seems sturdy enough. SKBs have...
  198. chilidip

    Shimano Tranx 300 or 400 ?

    my upper limit on BCs are the 300 size. Anything larger, I just use an open face conventional reel.
  199. chilidip

    Fortune?

    Hmm.. is it that much more space at rail? Really small boat.
  200. chilidip

    Fortune?

    Not Fortune, but wondering what the business model of the Outrider is. Smaller boat, cramped sleeping spaces and higher prices per head. Not trying to bash anything, just wondering why you would prefer to go on these trips versus other BFT trips out of SD.
  201. chilidip

    Okuma Mak 16 100lbs

    Not Mak, but I use my VISX16 as a 100lb setup with 100lb braid.
  202. chilidip

    Fish I.D. needed.

    Sablefish. Very good eating.
  203. chilidip

    graphite blank, left a one inch gouge

    On DH style rods, I’ve been epoxying a piece of aluminum pipe about 3 inches long where I plan on clamping the reel on. Extra insurance in case you over tighten the clamp. Diameter varies depending on the blank.. ie Fatt butt Ulua takes one almost an inch size.. then 3/4”, 1/2” for other...
  204. chilidip

    Chance of bringing fish home this April from a 1.5 day trip out of San Diego?

    Yes, the PS will be focused on BFT in April. BFT are out there now but only 1 or 2 boats are looking. By April, all of them will be out there so your chances are pretty high in locating them. Catching one though is completely different story.
  205. chilidip

    50# reel for multiple duty?

    20NLD2 for 40-50. 40NLD2 for 60-80.
  206. chilidip

    Cortez?

    I’m going out in late Aug. Are you on Bobby’s charter?
  207. chilidip

    SPJ talk

    Typically I am a buy once cry once and opt to get higher end stuff. Here is what I am doing. I just picked up 1500 & 2000 oceas and the handle feels awesome.. can’t wait to fish them this year. Was scheduled on 3 trips this year and all 3 got canceled. Sux!
  208. chilidip

    Thanks! I use light coats of u40, then blot with paper towel.

    Thanks! I use light coats of u40, then blot with paper towel.
  209. chilidip

    Color presever on tiger wrap question

    Has anyone had other issues with CP? It separated the wraps when I applied it.
  210. chilidip

    Price of Trulines

    The bonding resin can also be compromised over the years.. especially depending on how it was stored.
  211. chilidip

    Price of Trulines

    Well, the colored ones were selling for $250 at the Seeker sale and I am seeing those in stores for around $340. It’s the guys that sell them on the secondary market asking ridiculous prices that are driving the price up. To imply that the colored ones are inferior is just not true. So back...
  212. chilidip

    Price of Trulines

    At what point did Seeker use cheap cloth? I may have missed that time frame.
  213. chilidip

    Price of Trulines

    Have to disagree. They have been making composite rods with glass tips for almost 30 years. The top 3 (UC/Seeker/Calstar) all make them.. UC doesn’t even bother with all glass rods. I like the OC super seekers.. composite spine, S-glass sourced from Hexcel & rolled by the son of a legend in...
  214. chilidip

    Best Mexican food near the landings?

    Yeah, you can’t beat that. Next time I’m going to see if PL seafoods has spiny lobsters in stock and order it Puerto Nuevo style.. that’s Mexican.
  215. chilidip

    Cod rod

    When fishing San Nic I would take only 1 setup.. an old All Star 8’6” bass rod rated 15-40 with a Lexa 300 spooled 30lb braid. Works great.
  216. chilidip

    Am I missing something?

    I sell my gear when I’m ready to move on to something else and post it for a reasonable price.. generally a little less than what most people sell them for. This way I get to meet up with other members and shoot the shit. No idea on the WTB guys but I suppose it has a place in the classifieds...
  217. chilidip

    Little Help

    Lol, was exaggerating.. 2” is fine.
  218. chilidip

    Little Help

    Ingenious!
  219. chilidip

    Little Help

    Suggest using something other than the oem SKB rocket launcher. Those small ID don’t fit the butts of most Seeker/Calstar railrods, and many others. You can easily fabricate them with 3” PVC/ABS pipes.
  220. chilidip

    “Other” Flat falls

    My local tackle store said the SK jigs will be back in stock mid April.
  221. chilidip

    Advice on new Trinidad 16NA

    I use trinis for throwing jigs.. and Ocea jiggers for yo-yo and SPJ. The bar handles help.
  222. chilidip

    Unsanded, sanded or clear coated blanks?

    I don’t sand blanks in fear of losing integrity. That said, the unsanded gator blanks are a PITA to wrap towards the tip where it gets more coarse. Especially with A thread.
  223. chilidip

    Thrasher Rods So Cal use

    Yep, looks like the ones I have. What line rating is yours?
  224. chilidip

    Thrasher Rods So Cal use

    Yeah, here’s the one I got. The other one is rated 30-60.
  225. chilidip

    Thrasher Rods So Cal use

    Really? Brad rolls these? Didn’t know. Explains the 9’ blanks I got at Seeker.
  226. chilidip

    4 day BFT Charter aboard the Cortez - spots available

    Yeah, Rambo likes to run with a light load. My Cortez trip in August is limited to 14.
  227. chilidip

    4 day BFT Charter aboard the Cortez - spots available

    I think it’s a 3 day. $950 for a 4 day doesn’t sound right.
  228. chilidip

    Picked up a used Calstar SCS 870S 15-40 what's the history on it

    If I recall correctly it was made with stout layering of e-glass. It should fish 30lb easily.
  229. chilidip

    Are Cow Cod Legal to keep.

    Yep, it’s a Cow Cod. Illegal to posses in the US. Hope they sent it down with a descender.
  230. chilidip

    Bring your blanket

    Yeah, not an issue bringing my own bedding and pillow. Rather have the crew concentrate on what they do best than worry about being a Hilton.
  231. chilidip

    Wheres the beef? (BFT)

    That’s a bummer. It looks like my overnighter on the Eldorado this weekend will be cancelled too.
  232. chilidip

    Line knot tester Long Beach 🏝 area ?

    So, what was the verdict in the knot testing? Looks like the 50lb test worked. How about the other tests?
  233. chilidip

    Lol, you beat me to it by a minute

    Lol, you beat me to it by a minute
  234. chilidip

    Wheres the beef? (BFT)

    We will know after this weekend. There are around 5 boats that will target Pelagics this weekend, New Lo An, Tribute, Old Glory, relentless, to name a few.
  235. chilidip

    Wtb calstar sticks

    800H is a good 50lb stick.
  236. chilidip

    UC Centaur 7’6” (RCX 76 Centaur)

    Just curious.. what reel left that mark? All of my rail rods have Apls seats and never had that problem. Years ago, the Aftco reel seats left marks.
  237. chilidip

    What’s the biggest fish you’ve landed on a 660? Picked up a beauty

    Not a Sabre but I caught a 30lb rooster on a Seeker 660 S glass. Absolutely kicked my ass.
  238. chilidip

    Line knot tester Long Beach 🏝 area ?

    Young’s tackle in La Palma has a line strength tester. Kevin is cool and will help you out.
  239. chilidip

    Upcoming Tackle Swap Meet 2022 ?

    Yeah, lot of guys buying jigs and rods.. I think everyone’s loaded up on lead thanks to you 😆
  240. chilidip

    Upcoming Tackle Swap Meet 2022 ?

    Just stopped by and picked up some jigs. Good turnout.
  241. chilidip

    Seeker PS85

    Beautiful work Hector! Love the Bandera colors.
  242. chilidip

    RP 22 Day

    Was wondering that too. I guess we need to wait until they get back in March.
  243. chilidip

    Best all-around offshore reel?

    My most used reel is a TRQ25NLD2.
  244. chilidip

    Did you paint this?

    Did you paint this?
  245. chilidip

    Daiwa zakana jig hook sizes

    I thought the largest Zakana is a 130g? They make a 280 gram size?
  246. chilidip

    Seeker ESM 7650 review

    Lol, I was just trying to provide a simplified answer to a guy saying an all graphite blank was too stiff for him. If you feel that an all graphite blank feels to stiff, go with something that has glass in it. And yes, all blanks should be pulled on prior to buying. That’s gospel around here.
  247. chilidip

    Penn 40NLD2 vs Shimano Speedmaster 20ii

    You own a Fathom and want to target the bigger boys with a Speedmaster? I would not get anything smaller than a VISX 16 and fish 100 on it. Yes, it will be a little more expensive but how many chances will you get to hook a BFT of 100+lbs?
  248. chilidip

    Seeker ESM 7650 review

    My SS 6470H & XH gets a lot use. Ton of backbone and a softer tip due to the S glass. If custom, mine measures 7’4” if you don’t trim the blank. OEM ones wrapped by Seeker will measure 7’. 7650 = 6470H 7660 = 6470XH
  249. chilidip

    UC CX76 Rail Rod Blank Specs

    Maybe call them? Or better yet, take it to them the next time you’re in OC?
  250. chilidip

    Vinyl decals?

    Huh, suppose it was a small sample size. Perhaps call UC in HB and ask for them?
  251. chilidip

    Fred Hall show canceled

    Point well taken. I did mention it is only one of the issues with high production costs. I just wanted to point out that this industry is one of the very few business that still employs unions, guilds etc. maybe there could be some sort of a middle ground that can be reached. With all the...
  252. chilidip

    Anyone experiment with photography? Please share!

    You’re shooting the pic with the aperture wide open.. most likely 2.8. Shoot outdoors and close the aperture to around 11 or 16 and everything will be in focus.
  253. chilidip

    Fathom 40ld2 80lb reel?

    Fathom’s are great for flylining 60-80. For sinker rig and knife jigging, I would look into the VISX 12. Will make your life a lot easier.
  254. chilidip

    Fred Hall show canceled

    Well said. The entertainment industry is entirely dependent on union workers and is one of the factors (among many) why a Marvel movie costs hundreds of millions to make.
  255. chilidip

    WTB: Calstar blanks

    Yeah, Calstar has really been backlogged with shipping blanks. Sound like they’re more focused on completed rods.
  256. chilidip

    WTB: Calstar blanks

    Young’s tackle has 2 bt220’s in stock. They also have some GF’s but forgot which ones. Call them, Kevin’s a cool dude.
  257. chilidip

    Yellowtail Butchery! Or a cool video about cutting one of our local favs.

    Has anyone tried the cheek of a YT? I tried halibut cheeks, and it was great. Gonna keep my next YT whole and try it.
  258. chilidip

    GP80 Predator in chestnut

    https://www.meguiars.com/automotive/products/meguiars-cleaner-wax-a1216-16-oz-liquid
  259. chilidip

    Visit to PCS Festival

    Was that Alan Tani in the beginning of the video?
  260. chilidip

    Any tips for working with raw unsanded blanks?

    I just wrapped a proto Seeker blank in A thread and it was a PITA when I got near the tip (stripper in the pic)!! Never doing that again.
  261. chilidip

    Dan Hernandez magic metals

    Yeah, someday my knees will need to get some work done..
  262. chilidip

    Dan Hernandez magic metals

    We all are. Lol
  263. chilidip

    Dan Hernandez magic metals

    👍 best wishes on your recovery!
  264. chilidip

    Dan Hernandez magic metals

    When are you heading to Baja next? 😁
  265. chilidip

    Refinishing Hard Plastic Lures

    It’s tricky, and can be done using aircraft stripper and must be removed quickly with denatured alcohol. Do not use acetone! If you want instructions Pm me.
  266. chilidip

    Got a surprise today.

    I fish 80 on mine attached to a 1x3.
  267. chilidip

    Tanacom 1000

    Young’s has them as well
  268. chilidip

    Seeker factory rod sale

    Did u find a purple LM9 you were looking for?
  269. chilidip

    Yeah, each company is different.. Seeker is pretty open, Calstar is adamant to not give out...

    Yeah, each company is different.. Seeker is pretty open, Calstar is adamant to not give out decals, and UC is somewhere in the middle. Some guys are really good at making Truline & Sabre labels on the computer. The decal connection labels that Seeker uses are pretty nice. I think UC uses them...
  270. chilidip

    Vinyl decals?

    Yeah, with IP rights, you can't get a brand name logo unless it's ordered by the company itself. Not sure how it works with defunct companies, ie Truline, Harnell, Kencor.. and others.
  271. chilidip

    Vinyl decals?

    Yes, my 9e had the decals attached to them in a small plastic bag. May want to call Randy for yours...
  272. chilidip

    Vinyl decals?

    I think Calstar had issues with this and that’s why they don’t give out labels with their blanks. UC provides decals on each blank, and Seeker sells them at their Orange location.
  273. chilidip

    Seeker factory rod sale

    I believe Randy designed the 2x4 with input from Choate. The UC stuff’s nice but a little skinny in the butt section for my taste.
  274. chilidip

    Calstar 775H or XH or another 7'6 Rail Rod for #60-80 Sardine Fishing

    If you get an uncut OSP Seeker 1x3 blank, and have it custom made it will be 7’6” on the nose. My go to 80-100lb rail rod. Days of backbone and a nice soft tip. That said, the 800XXH is a bitchen rod too for flylining sardine on 80lb.
  275. chilidip

    Is that for a purple blank? I believe the colored blanks are $340 retail now for the 9 footers...

    Is that for a purple blank? I believe the colored blanks are $340 retail now for the 9 footers (WTS & Creamsicle)
  276. chilidip

    Seeker factory rod sale

    Heard the people who spent the night got the purple blanks. Looks pretty cool.
  277. chilidip

    Where is the first string Sport fishing boat ? It was spotted at Ensenada Mexico marina. Can Ask Sergio sport fishing in Ensenada for a update .

    Wow, she sure does look nice now. Hopefully they fixed her on the inside as well.
  278. chilidip

    JDM Conventional Reel

    As Steve said the FTH or TRQ 25NLD2 are bitchen reels for live bait. I caught a 80lb BFT (among other BFT) flylining on 40lb test without a problem. No real options for JDM lever drags as they are not used to any frequency across the pond.
  279. chilidip

    SS6460XH Reviews

    I caught the BFT in my avatar + and all with the exception of 1 fish in 2022 on a SS6470XH. A great yo yo rod as well. And, yes I railed it.
  280. chilidip

    Calstar GFDH 100J

    Young’s tackle in La Palma has 1 in stock.
  281. chilidip

    San Francisco fishing questions

    Man I love the Bay Area. Used to go at least once a year and hit up either Medocino/Monterey on the same trip. Awesome crab/chowder at the wharf, pizza at North Beach and some great food in Chinatown. Catching Salmon & Dungies we’re just the icing.
  282. chilidip

    Rigged Flat Fall and Knife Jig Storage

    Ok, was being lazy so i took some pics. The one I have a BW bag that holds the rigged flat falls and holds the 200lb flouro and crimps/hardware in a netted pouch. For the larger rip rollers (400-500g), I have them unrigged and ready to go in a large Mustad jig pouch.
  283. chilidip

    Or you can do what this guy does. You can get even a smaller burner & pot too. [MEDIA]

    Or you can do what this guy does. You can get even a smaller burner & pot too.
  284. chilidip

    Confessions of a Pier Rat

    Another HB pier rat checking in. Used to fish it almost every weekend. The oddest thing I ever caught was a small panfish that looked like a Pompano.
  285. chilidip

    San Francisco fishing questions

    If you can pack one, take a crab harness outfit for Dungeness crab. Tasty critters.
  286. chilidip

    VISX HARNESS LUG PLUGS

    Oops, should clarify: VISX 12, 16, & 20 = shipped with plugs on the reel & the harness lugs are packaged separately in the box. VISX 30, 50+ sizes = shipped with harness lugs on the reel and the plugs are packaged separately in the box.
  287. chilidip

    VISX HARNESS LUG PLUGS

    That’s really odd. The 30 size and up I’ve seen are packaged with the lugs on them. 20 and below are packaged with the blanks/plugs on and the lugs are packaged separately in the box.
  288. chilidip

    Bait is an issue

    Have not seen that either on the CBs. The rings are nice and round I don't foresee it cutting through Flouro. The craftsmanship on these things are just amazing.. maybe that's why is a little spendy. I don't touch my Owners when fishing BFT anymore.
  289. chilidip

    Calstar GF800XH opinions

    I have my 800XXH paired with a Torque 40LND2 to fish 60 or 80 live bait. Went with a XXH over the XH for a little more beef.
  290. chilidip

    Bait is an issue

    It is made of forged adamantium.. never seen one break. It's the go to for the 1.5 to 3 day guys and have not seen one fail in the last 2 years or so.
  291. chilidip

    Blue fin boat options

    Islander, and that’s not debatable. Haven’t been on the Poseidon. SA 80 needs an entire facelift + AC, otherwise a great captain.
  292. chilidip

    Curado (or any MGL) reel in salt?

    When I was kid, I used a Bantam Magnumlite bait caster that was not designed for saltwater for 1/2 day fishing for Calico and Sand Bass. Always rinsed them in the sink in running hot water after every trip. After about 8 years of using the pin holding the reel seat came loose. Took it to...
  293. chilidip

    Daiwa SK jig

    Yeah, they look stout enough. I’m going to move them up to the top as an assist and put a owner jobu/mustad 7692 9/0 on the bottom.
  294. chilidip

    Daiwa SK jig

    Yeah the original Phenix rod & bait company was around since the early 80’s (maybe even earlier). They built their bass rods (in Orange, CA) using gloomis and other fine us made blanks. For saltwater, they used Calstar blanks (maybe Seeker too). I Owned one of their bass rods and a 700m...
  295. chilidip

    Spring 2022 Fishing Equipment Sales

    If you’re looking for SK jigs, start calling your local tackle shops as Daiwa shipped a small sampling of them last week. I bet fisherman’s landing has some.
  296. chilidip

    New Fishlab Rolling Tackle Bag

    Well, it goes on the cart at Fisherman’s and Seaforth so the wheels only does work from the parking lot to the cart. Looks sturdy enough for me. Last year, I had a SKB 7200 strapped to a dolly.. no more. Way too heavy.
  297. chilidip

    F troop was freaking hilarious.

    F troop was freaking hilarious.
  298. chilidip

    Curado 300K or Lexa 300 WN

    Is Daiwa out of parts right now?
  299. chilidip

    Inflation on Rod parts?

    Yeah 30% hike on Calstar blanks you can’t even get. Took almost a year to get a GF90j. If you guys are in the market for Shimanos, they go up on 2/1/22. Buy them tomorrow!
  300. chilidip

    New Fishlab Rolling Tackle Bag

    I’m just like you, 1.5 to 3 days mosty. It fits all the flouro, weights, jigs, rigging material you would need for that duration. I like to travel lite and use a Lowe camera backpack for the reels. Had a quandary about the larger knife jigs and found this one recently to fit the 400-500g rip...
  301. chilidip

    New Fishlab Rolling Tackle Bag

    I love mine. Have the small one. If LR fishing mostly, get the large one. Really well made light and sturdy. Went through various Shimano, Daiwa, SKB boxes and finally ended up with Fishlab.
  302. chilidip

    Daiwa SK jig

    Ah, I now remember him now. An OC local who guided trips inside Newport Harbor. Did he use Phenix products back then? Rods and/or artificials when they were produced in Orange?
  303. chilidip

    Daiwa SK jig

    Thanks! Yeah, I’m planning on putting a Jobu 9/0 in the back. Nice to not buy another assist hook. Looks like they are slowly trickling into tackle shops.
  304. chilidip

    Daiwa SK jig

    So I finally found a 300g sized SK and it looks like they are rigged with bigger hooks for 2022. I appears to be about a 7/0 which would make good assist hooks (just bridle to the top ring). For the few of you who have seen the hooks from last year, has it increased in size for 2022? Looks...
  305. chilidip

    Bucket List from Out of Town

    Entirely different type of trip.. more hassles, and the fear of the variable unknowns. Once you go on an SD LR, you’ll know why.. and it certainly won’t be your last time on one. Adding Intrepid & the Independence to that list..
  306. chilidip

    California Offshore Gear

    Or you can buy/borrow rods from each brand and find out what you like the most yourself. For what you’re looking for, try a Calstar 800M, Super Seeker 6480, and a UC Mega (there are other options in each brand). From there find out what brand you like and start building a quiver from there...
  307. chilidip

    What was your first build?

    Around 1995 I bought a 7’ bass rod components from Ty @ Phenix when they were in Orange. The blank was made by Loomis and it came out pretty decent. Gave it to a board member here a couple years ago.
  308. chilidip

    Taka’s moved years ago and it is no longer on Knott Ave. it’s in Anaheim now.

    Taka’s moved years ago and it is no longer on Knott Ave. it’s in Anaheim now.
  309. chilidip

    Not sure how it will work. You never see Shimano reels go on “Sale” since they have a locked...

    Not sure how it will work. You never see Shimano reels go on “Sale” since they have a locked pricing structure. If you want to buy a Shimano reel, do it now before it goes up.
  310. chilidip

    Guadalupe newby question

    I wonder if the Islander will go back to Lupe for shark filming this year.
  311. chilidip

    Spring 2022 Fishing Equipment Sales

    That’s why buy 4 of everything jig wise.
  312. chilidip

    Spring 2022 Fishing Equipment Sales

    For you guys in the market for Shimano stuff, their prices are going up on 2/1/22.
  313. chilidip

    Remove OJ or Saltiga autoengage?

    Also, when is your SD trip? If target is BFT you’ll most likely not be throwing surface iron. Daytime will be flyline or sinker rig sardines and at night it will be knife/flat fall jigging.
  314. chilidip

    Remove OJ or Saltiga autoengage?

    I was told that you can remove one part on the OJ and it will disable the auto engage. Your Saltiga 35n is an auto engage? Mine isn’t.
  315. chilidip

    Seeker Hercules GTS70XH

    I have one as well and the rating says 50-100.. I pulled on it once.. no way that spec is correct. I fish 40lb with TRQ25NL2 with it.
  316. chilidip

    Daiwa Saltist 20p & 15p Shimano Calcutta 400 BSV

    Everything is sold and/or pending
  317. chilidip

    Daiwa Saltist 20p & 15p Shimano Calcutta 400 BSV

    Both Saltists are spoken for.
  318. chilidip

    Newell G229 with P220 frame and graphite spool

    chilidip submitted a new listing: Newell G229 with P220 frame and graphite spool - Newell G229 with P220 frame and graphite spool Learn more about this listing...
  319. Newell G229 with P220 frame and graphite spool

    Southern California Newell G229 with P220 frame and graphite spool

    I have a g-229 converted over with p-220 frame & graphite spool.. so you can use it as 229 or a 220. The 229 spool is also graphite. Recently serviced and Carbontex added. Never used since. $200 for everything pictured.
  320. chilidip

    Daiwa Saltist 20p & 15p Shimano Calcutta 400 BSV

    $400 for everything, or $300 for the 2 Saltists. If you buy multiple, I will ship for free. Thanks
  321. chilidip

    2022 predictions

    1) will keep going on 1.5-3days and catch BFT.. hopefully 2) will keep buying reels and rods I’ll never use and end up on the classifieds here 3) will need to buy another tackle box to stuff more jigs/hooks/flouro for no apparent reason
  322. chilidip

    Daiwa Saltist 20p & 15p Shimano Calcutta 400 BSV

    chilidip submitted a new listing: Daiwa Saltist 20p & 15p Shimano Calcutta 400 BSV - Daiwa Saltist 20p & 15p Shimano Calcutta 400 BSV Learn more about this listing...
  323. Daiwa Saltist 20p & 15p Shimano Calcutta 400 BSV

    Southern California Daiwa Saltist 20p & 15p Shimano Calcutta 400 BSV

    Thinning out some stuff that I have but get little use. Shipping is $7 for UPS ground or $14 for overnight. I live in Fullerton and work in Culver City. Also will be in San Diego on 2/11/22. 1) Used once with Saltist 20p with Daiwa x4 50lb braid $180 2).Brand new never used Saltist 15p with...
  324. chilidip

    Daiwa Saltiga JDM 35N SJ Newell 322 Fully Tibbed + Bryant Young Drag System

    chilidip submitted a new listing: Daiwa Saltiga JDM 35N SJ Newell 322 Fully Tibbed + Bryant Young Drag System - Daiwa Saltiga JDM 35N SJ Newell 322 Fully Tibbed + Bryant Young Drag System Learn more about this listing...
  325. Daiwa Saltiga JDM 35N SJ Newell 322 Fully Tibbed + Bryant Young Drag System

    Southern California Daiwa Saltiga JDM 35N SJ Newell 322 Fully Tibbed + Bryant Young Drag System

    Thinning out some stuff that I have but get little use. Shipping is $7 for UPS ground or $14 for overnight. I live in Fullerton and work in Culver City. Also will be in San Diego on 2/11/22. 1) Saltiga JDM 35N Super Jigger 5.1 gear ratio. Arguably the best light yo-yo, SPJ reel out there...
  326. chilidip

    How do you all cook doing lobster

    Puerto Nuevo Style https://mexicanfoodmemories.co.uk/2015/07/29/langosta-al-estilo-puerto-nuevo-lobster-puerto-nuevo-style/
  327. chilidip

    Which restaurant has the best fried chicken?

    My favorites are: When at work: https://honeyskettle.com/ When at home: https://koko-chicken-bbq.business.site/
  328. chilidip

    Tsunami Warning

    Yeah, seen the videos of others areas in CA today (gnarly) but nothing about SI. Hopefully all of the SD fleet is ok (as well as the PBers boats that are slipped).
  329. chilidip

    ID Cowcod vs. legal rockfish

    That cow cod was caught in a tangle of braid between 5 anglers. The captain gaffed the tangled braid (not the fish) and safely unhooked the fish. The pic is of the captain on the way to putting it on the descender. All by by the book.
  330. chilidip

    Tsunami Warning

    Looks like they got some YT today.. doesn’t appear affect fishing either.
  331. chilidip

    ID Cowcod vs. legal rockfish

    Here’s a pic of a cow. Most distinguishing feature is the long quills on its dorsal.
  332. chilidip

    Tsunami Warning

    The Tribute is down in Baja.. hope they’re ok.
  333. chilidip

    Handles

    Anyone use this one? Yeah don’t like that milky stuff on the water based one.
  334. chilidip

    Picking a wcCalstar for rockfish

    At San Nic, I use an old All Star bass rod since it’s all shallow water.. never deeper than 250’ or so. Haven’t fished anywhere else for RF in recent years, but will be taking my 850M to Colonet in a few weeks. I won’t use anything heavier than that for rock fishing.
  335. chilidip

    60-80 lb Rod Recommendations for Overnight/1.5 Day Trips

    Calstar 800XXH paired to the 40NLD2 for flylining 60-80lb. Pretty good casting. Can be used for light knife jigging as well.
  336. chilidip

    Talica 20 rod...

    I use the 2x4 for jigging but it has a nice softer tip (s-glass tip) so you can cast nicely. The UC stuff is nice too but those have a skinnier butt section and requires more build up material which adds weight. The seeker osp blanks are almost the perfect diameter (for me) and requires zero...
  337. chilidip

    Talica 20 rod...

    Seeker 2x4 is what I use for night time knife jigging. Just and FYI- if you buy an OEM rod off the rack, it’s 7’3”. If you get one built (or build yourself) it will measure 7’6” since the uncut blank is that length.. I opted to go this route and all of my OSPs are this length. Thought I’d...
  338. chilidip

    This

    This
  339. chilidip

    Inshore New rockfish limit for 2022

    At SNI the catch of Chuckles nearly equal that of the Reds. Jeff on the Eldo stops the rock fishing when we limited on the reds in 2021. With these new regs that means we’ll stop fishing when the boat gets 35 Chucks.. which means we would have a similar amount of reds by then.. thus meaning...
  340. chilidip

    Fathom 25NLDLH for 1.5 day trip?

    All but 1 fish in 2021 ranging from 30-80lbs came on my Torque 25NLD2. Perfect reel for fishing 40lb test.
  341. chilidip

    Cork rings any advice?

    Here’s mine from the eBay seller from Portugal. I’m actually really happy with them. Building a jig stick so the little blemishes will provide more grip. $70 I think for 100 rings with free shipping. Not bad.
  342. chilidip

    I think it started it’s life as the original Shogun (not the current Shogun) with Norm Kagawa...

    I think it started it’s life as the original Shogun (not the current Shogun) with Norm Kagawa then Top Gun, then Seeker (for a short while), and finally now under the current name Relentless. A little light reading here: https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/sportboat-name-changes.493733/
  343. chilidip

    The pre packaged Soon Du Boo packets are really good. They’re like 3 bucks at a Korean and...

    The pre packaged Soon Du Boo packets are really good. They’re like 3 bucks at a Korean and Japanese Markets.
  344. chilidip

    Bunk Room Maps All LR Boats

    Pacifica
  345. chilidip

    👍 thanks! Was curious so searched for it. Never rode the boat but There is a pic of when it...

    👍 thanks! Was curious so searched for it. Never rode the boat but There is a pic of when it was a the Seeker in their office in Orange.
  346. chilidip

    sportboat name changes

    Bummer, looks like the domain name sportfishinghistory.com has expired. That was a good source of info.
  347. chilidip

    1.5 Day Colonet trip (or?) on the Relentless 1/7

    That is a great deal. Would be all over this but I have a Colonet trip booked for 2/11. Good luck! Also, is the Relentless the old Seeker boat?
  348. chilidip

    Yum!

    Yum!
  349. chilidip

    Surf Fishing Amigos, Happy New Years, a few photos from Southern Baja

    Thanks for the pics! Looks awesome. No roosters this year? The only I caught from the beach was a Sierra and a morey eel!
  350. chilidip

    Islands Santa rosa rockfish on the mirage

    Hey, at least you got to go fishing. Soup looks great! Is it a Korean recipe?
  351. chilidip

    Thanks!

    Thanks!
  352. chilidip

    Cork rings any advice?

    The one I ordered looked pretty nice. We’ll see it gets delivered.
  353. chilidip

    Cork rings any advice?

    Thanks! Yeah, I saw a guy file down the excess epoxy but that doesn’t seem like the thing to do. Will wipe the excess epoxy with denatured alcohol prior to turning.
  354. chilidip

    Cork rings any advice?

    Welp, that’s discouraging. Once it’s delivered, I’ll asses the condition and may go a different direction. I have g loomis & all star bass rods from the 90’s where the cork grips are deteriorating. I’m not attempting to do something esthetically perfect, just building a rod out of a skinny...
  355. chilidip

    Cork rings any advice?

    Thanks Hector! Wood glue huh? Never thought about using that. That’s a great idea. I’ll use that for the butt and epoxy the fore grip.
  356. chilidip

    Cork rings any advice?

    So I’m going to build a rod for the first time using cork rings. Bought some nice rings from a guy in Portugal and waiting for them to be delivered. Question is, what do you guys use for adhesive? I have golf shafting epoxy, which has really long pot life since I’m doing 2 rods simultaneously...
  357. chilidip

    Who remembers Farrell's ice cream parlors?

    Nice! I think my first trip to a Del Taco was the location on Katella & Knott.. across the street from if I recall correctly a Lucky’s supermarket next to a pizza joint. It is unrecognizable now.
  358. chilidip

    Who remembers Farrell's ice cream parlors?

    Yes! Stock park and Hanshaw Liquor! Remember eating strips of chips & cheese and suicide (mix of all different flavors of soda pop) in between innings from the snack shop behind the backstop. Fun times! Was it Icee or Slurpee, at the 7-11? I remember when Slurpee first came out, they did a...
  359. chilidip

    Only 6 more days to catch goats and sheep

    But different narrative, no? You should listen to the Ozzy Man commentary.. pretty hilarious to our American ears.. lol. “Sheila”, “tits up” etc.. comments we don’t use.
  360. chilidip

    Anybody fly United with a rod tube recently?

    Should have quoted the message
  361. chilidip

    Anybody fly United with a rod tube recently?

    Are you plan on using it on a boat? If so, from what I’ve seen and heard that most, if not all charter operations should have really nice gear. When I travel, I pack a light as I can. If I go to a place that’s remote, I built a 3 piece conventional rod that fits in a carry on. At any rate...
  362. chilidip

    Who remembers Farrell's ice cream parlors?

    I vaguely recall that place being called “Jungle Island” and yes I remember that boat. I always wondered why that area was there but it was a definite hang out area for kids. I think some of it is still there and you could see some of that water as you’re entering the water park.
  363. chilidip

    Who remembers Farrell's ice cream parlors?

    Whoa, we must have been neighbors at one point. Went to Cerritos elementary and played baseball at Stanton little league. 7 eleven on one corner, liquor store in another (pizza place too?), and Duke’s burgers on the other corner.
  364. chilidip

    What is the trick?

    Maybe it’s COVID, but have not seen boats booked up this far in advanced. As soon as the 2023 trips get posted.. those will go quick too.
  365. chilidip

    What # set up is used the least?

    #50. Don’t even have a setup for this.. just round up to 60, then 80.
  366. chilidip

    Different seeker tactics

    My understanding is that all of the Tactics are Shikari original designs now rolled by B. Loomis under the Seeker name/brand. The ones with the carbon cross woven pattern are found on the bottom 1/3 or so of the blank to beef up the spine leaving the tip nice and flexible. Great designs. Not...
  367. chilidip

    Bay / Harbor 12/24 Nasty day.

    Awesome catches! That weather must have been brutal. Yeah the locals pretty much keep to themselves. Maybe hire a local to get your feet wet then rinse & repeat? https://shorelinefishingoahuhawaii.com/
  368. chilidip

    Stardrag vs Daiwa SAGLD35 2SPD Saltiga LD Lever Drag

    I fish star drag up to 30lbs.. 40lbs and up, lever. If you want a 30lb setup go with as star.. as many have said it here it’s overkill for lever drag. Maybe sell one of your Avets and put that towards a 55LD2 for knife jigging for BFT as a 80-100lb setup?
  369. chilidip

    Old fishing magazines, 1999-2008, saltwater sportsman, Bassin..Free

    Ah, used to love Ronnie Kovach’s books. Used to work at a Big 5 when I was a kid and he was the shoe buyer for the company. Avid fisherman and author.. RIP.
  370. chilidip

    Islands San Nicholas or Bust

    Great report, love the Eldo. Yeah, guys getting a free trip and tipping $5, deplorable. The deckies are great, and Brian makes some awesome eats. After fishing the SD boats, I feel like I am getting off cheap on the LB boats. Always Fun times all around!
  371. chilidip

    VISX 16, what pound test braid you put on ?

    I have 80 on the 12 (paired with a 1x3), 100 on the 16 (2x4), 120 on the 20 (3x5).
  372. chilidip

    Penn trq 40nld2 or visx 12 ?

    Get both. 40NLD2 for flylining 60-80, and the VISX12 for dropper looping/knife jigging for 80.
  373. chilidip

    Lineup Advice

    40lb - 25NLD2 60lb - 40NLD2 80lb - VISX12 100lb - VISX16
  374. chilidip

    In the water report. Excel 6 day Lupe trip.

    I could be wrong, but the fish is connected to the boat scale by a rope.
  375. chilidip

    Looking for an equivalent rod made by seeker to replace this proteus with

    Not familiar with Phoenix, but they have skinnier butt section than the Seeker 64 series. May also want to look at a Tac80H.
  376. chilidip

    Local rockfish landings/boats What’s your opinions ?

    Weather looks rough pretty much all the way trough the end of the year. There’s some room left on the Eldorado next Tuesday and you may get a window of fishable weather.
  377. chilidip

    Any scotch or whiskey drinkers on BD?

    Glenlivet Nadurra Oloroso. Glenfiddich Fire & Cane is next.
  378. chilidip

    Quandary: what am I going to do with all the fish I catch?

    A good BFT trip would a nice 3 day trip in late September or October. Certain boats catch more BFT than others so research the fish counts. BFT is the most highly prized sashimi, and it is superb. Never had it cooked, but I imagine it would be very similar to cooked YFT.
  379. chilidip

    Eldorado over night

    Got it. Hope you get a nice halibut @ SNI.
  380. chilidip

    Eldorado over night

    Rosa? You mean San Nicolas, no? Looks sporty on the east end. Looks like they will go but may detour to SCI if the weather is up. Good luck either way! Jeff is just slaying them.
  381. chilidip

    Yikes!

    Yikes!
  382. chilidip

    Who remembers Farrell's ice cream parlors?

    If you like Jim’s, try George’s when your in Fullerton. Get the cheeseburger combo and a side of thousand island to dip the fries in. Being your eating pants. https://m.yelp.com/biz/georges-hamburgers-fullerton-2
  383. chilidip

    Who remembers Farrell's ice cream parlors?

    Or was it Belisle’s? Harbor & Chapman. https://ochistorical.blogspot.com/2009/08/belisles-restaurant-garden-grove-1955.html?m=1
  384. chilidip

    Who remembers Farrell's ice cream parlors?

    There was place called Flakey Jake’s that served some great burger off Harbor & Katella.. prolly not what you’re thinking of. Loved A&W’s root beer on tap.. bomb. Remember Pup n Taco, but can’t remember the taste. Perry’s Pizza was awesome.. and loved Lampost Pizza when there was one in...
  385. chilidip

    Serpentine.. lol

    Serpentine.. lol
  386. chilidip

    Islands Young’s Tackle on the Eldorado to San Nicolas 11/5/21 Something New with Live Squid

    It was cold and sporty in the early morning, but it laid down nicely around 10am. Got so hot that it became T-shirt weather.
  387. chilidip

    Who remembers Farrell's ice cream parlors?

    Yeah love the del cheeseburgers.
  388. chilidip

    Who remembers Farrell's ice cream parlors?

    There’s still a Knowlwood burgers in Irvine. Yeah the one in Anaheim hills used to always packed.. but closed down along with the Fullerton location.
  389. chilidip

    Islands Young’s Tackle on the Eldorado to San Nicolas 11/5/21 Something New with Live Squid

    Thanks! Sorry not a halibut expert.. not sure what causes them to have eyes on different sides. Maybe someone could chime in?
  390. chilidip

    Who remembers Farrell's ice cream parlors?

    The Brea location closed in 2019, and that was the last location. In other news, Straw Hat Pizza and Naugles are trying to make a comeback.
  391. chilidip

    Islands Young’s Tackle on the Eldorado to San Nicolas 11/5/21 Something New with Live Squid

    Got a standby spot so was the last man in on what most likely will be my last trip for the year. Got to the landing, checked in and grabbed the usual Fish, Shrimp & Chips for $9.99.. very good and the hot fries were just awesome in 58* weather. Loaded up and went to the bait barge and got live...
  392. chilidip

    If you were fishing in December....

    Thanks! Yeah, I usually don’t fish for the WF in the 1st stop.. but somehow they end up in the bag.. lol. Don’t mind it though since my mom likes them.
  393. chilidip

    If you were fishing in December....

    Nope, Eldorado has a ton of regulars and they make the loooong trek to San Nicolas. Parking is much better in Berth 55 too. Also, has a seafood restaurant to grab some food before the trip. The BOGO is an added bonus. Going out this Sunday. Oh an FYI- they will start taking 40 passengers on...
  394. chilidip

    Fluorocarbon for 3, 10 and 16 day LR trips.

    What I use is 20, 30, 40, 60, 80, 100 & 200. You may need 130, but I haven’t run into a situation yet where I needed to.
  395. chilidip

    Inshore Monster Lingcod and Rockfish aboard Black Pearl in Morro Bay 11/27

    China rockfish are quite common in NorCal. Caught 5 in an hour north of Fort Bragg a few years back. Great table fare.
  396. chilidip

    Searching for New Tackle Box/Bag

    Sounds like you got more drinking to do. The Special Reserve used to come with a suede bag.. maybe they still do.
  397. New Large Daiwa D-Vec Tactical Tackle Bag

    Southern California New Large Daiwa D-Vec Tactical Tackle Bag

    Purchased this a few months ago and decided to go a different route. Brand new with tags, but missing the line spooling strap/band. This is last year’s model that has more compartment and storage area. Has the jig holder and an area that can hold about 9 spools of flouro. Live in Fullerton...
  398. chilidip

    New Large Daiwa D-Vec Tactical Tackle Bag

    chilidip submitted a new listing: New Large Daiwa D-Vec Tactical Tackle Bag - New Large Daiwa D-Vec Tactical Tackle Bag Learn more about this listing...
  399. chilidip

    Inshore Monster Lingcod and Rockfish aboard Black Pearl in Morro Bay 11/27

    Good to see a familiar face! Hope to share the rail with you again! 👍
  400. chilidip

    Inshore Monster Lingcod and Rockfish aboard Black Pearl in Morro Bay 11/27

    Thanks for the report & the awesome pics! Gotta try that trip in the near future. You’re not the guy that works for WON, are you?
  401. chilidip

    Fluorocarbon for 3, 10 and 16 day LR trips.

    That and prefacing the question with up to a 16 day trips.. I typically fish up to 3 day trip due to work and I have everything from 15-200lb flouro across different brands. Going on a LR and being frugal about line is a recipe for not being able to hook/land fish of a lifetime. Just saying.
  402. chilidip

    If you were fishing in December....

    Yeah, I can’t live without having 5-star processing my catch. First world problems.. lol. Also, not sure how good the Freedom’s RSW is. Almost all SD boats are top notch with their fish storage.
  403. chilidip

    If you were fishing in December....

    If BFT fishing, take a San Diego boat so they can handle and process your fish the right way. If bottom fishing, take the Eldorado midweek in December to San Nicolas island for all you want catching. When booking online look for the BOGO, and you’ll get a free overnight trip for 2022.
  404. chilidip

    Bring beer on the boat or buy?

    Yikes! That’s even heavier and take up more room! Yeah, for me less is more on extended trips. I can give up the all day drinking in place of having a nice glass (or 4) with that great food. Then have a nice scotch for dessert.
  405. chilidip

    Bring beer on the boat or buy?

    Been a beer drinker almost my entire life.. but I am leaning towards these on fishing trips since they’re so easy to drink. Wish the boats started having these on board. Normally I travel light, a bottle or 2 of fine single malt and bottles of aged wine depending on the length of trip. With...
  406. chilidip

    Seeker rod questions

    Yes, the 270-8H is the rod to start with for fishing everything.. but at some point you want to get a dedicated bass rod to fish Calicos and SWRF. Then add a 6480 for them yellows and WSB.
  407. chilidip

    Seeker rod questions

    I think the 8030 is newer model that has a skinnier butt. I would stick with a super seeker 6480 as that model is the most popular model seeker made. Perfect for anything from 1/2 day and longer.
  408. chilidip

    Islands El Dorado San Nic 11/19/2021

    Sounds like they are going back to pre COVID loads. Freedom out of 22nd street is taking 45!
  409. chilidip

    CUI’s California Bound

    Oh got it, thanks. I recently acquired a couple of 9’ prototypes that he did and was told it wasn’t going into production. Seeing this I thought he may have changed his mind.. but guess not. Those look great. Almost indentical.
  410. chilidip

    CUI’s California Bound

    Is Brad still rolling these up in WA?
  411. chilidip

    Last shot at BFT?

    BFT fishing is better now than when we went in late July.
  412. chilidip

    Somewhat beat Terez rebuild

    Saltydawg has a great video on here (below). You need a rod wrapper to do it right. If you don’t have one, pretty sure one of the guys on here can help you out. I would offer but I’m in North OC...
  413. chilidip

    6'6" cut Truline D8. What to make?

    Then extend it 6”-12” from the butt and make a nice 80lb rail rod?
  414. chilidip

    Somewhat beat Terez rebuild

    not a fan of painted rods.. scrape the paint off and refinish with cpxtra. X2 what Skrilla said.. with all that work you’ll put in, invest in new guides. Fuji Alconites are cheap and probably much better quality than what was on there.
  415. chilidip

    6'6" cut Truline D8. What to make?

    Why not extend it back 18” and fish as intended.
  416. chilidip

    Seeker 6480 for a USMC

    You can also buy them. If you need something in particular, let me know. Going there on Friday.
  417. chilidip

    Offshore Pacific Queen 11/1/21 Last Hurrah of 2021

    Yeah, thanks! It was a great group of guys for sure!
  418. chilidip

    Overnight on the Eldorado

    Advertising it on BD prolly didn’t help 😊. That’s a great price though. May hop on a trip to get a bogo for next year on the last week of December.
  419. chilidip

    Overnight on the Eldorado

    Eldorado doesn’t do jackpots. Unless you mean a side pot.
  420. chilidip

    Overnight on the Eldorado

    Lol, it’s a big boat. It should be fine even if it fills up. I’m always at the bow and since you’re SWRF, the current is not too bad.
  421. chilidip

    Offshore Pacific Queen on 11-1

    Yeah, she was awesome. She was at the bow during the chaos helping out alongside Gavin. She knows what she’s doing.
  422. chilidip

    Newell 322

    PM’d back
  423. chilidip

    deep drop for yellowtail

    Good choice on the rod but for reel, I would also look at the VISX 12 before you buy.
  424. chilidip

    Newell 322

    I have a p322 with box converted with Tiburon frame. Lowest I can do is $200. Super clean
  425. chilidip

    Offshore Aztec Nov. 1-4

    Yeah, we’re really the beta testers on knife jigging for giant BFT. Pretty sure that jig wasn’t designed for cow tuna..
  426. chilidip

    Overnight on the Eldorado

    For years it remained unfished and Cap’n Jeff would be the only one fishing it. This July, Pescador, Toronado, Freedom and the PAC Islander were out there alongside the Eldo. Words getting out.
  427. chilidip

    Overnight on the Eldorado

    Go gettem Gerry! Hopefully they fish the east end and have a chance at YT and all you want toad sheepshead.
  428. chilidip

    Offshore Aztec Nov. 1-4

    Another guy had his rip roller explode and that wire may snap when the metal bends (metal fatigue). I think I’d take my chances on the more flexible 200lb flouro leader. But who really knows.. those cows are so powerful nothing is safe.. lol.
  429. chilidip

    Offshore Pacific Queen on 11-1

    I’m the Asian dude in the black vest struggling to lift the fish. Thanks for posting the pic! My buddy Jay is the guy at the rail with the beanie and black sunglasses. We were all up at the bow fighting the fish around 6pm. I was exhausted after the 15min fight on 40lb test.
  430. chilidip

    Offshore Aztec Nov. 1-4

    Nice job Robbie! You always slay them on your Nov B-day charter. On a side note, I won’t be rigging anything on the bottom ring of a 400g+ Rip Roller, only the assist on the top.
  431. chilidip

    Offshore Pacific Queen on 11-1

    Thanks for the report and posting a pic of me and my buddy. Which pic is of you? Yeah, there were a few noobs on this trip which is pretty uncommon on the Queen. This is the 2nd time this year where a guy came in right into the middle of the drift and under handed a cast right into the...
  432. chilidip

    Steadfast Rod Blanks

    I believe the origins of the name came from the guys that used them to make long casts from the rocks/shore for Ulua fishing in Hawaii. It got popular here with the surface iron guys say circa 2000 (or earlier). Curious to know if the model had a different name/number prior to the Ulua sticking.
  433. chilidip

    Bluefin-Destroyed Jig

    Whoa, i planned on using these in a 7/0 and bridle it to the top hole. I would not put anything on the bottom hole.
  434. chilidip

    Offshore Pacific Queen 11/1/21 Last Hurrah of 2021

    Thanks Man! Yeah it was fun spending the day with my buddy and the last minute fish for the both of us was Uber cool.
  435. chilidip

    Offshore Pacific Queen 11/1/21 Last Hurrah of 2021

    Thank you sir! You shoulda seen the tactics I deployed like straddling the rod like a horse. It’s not advisable to rush the BFT, but it was chaos at the bow with 6 of these guy crossing lines. I was the first one in and sometimes it takes a little luck. My buddy was the last one in so...
  436. chilidip

    Offshore Blake Wilson Hamas Cortez 2.5 day tuna hunters

    Nice write up. And lol on the rockfish at Tanner, that was me on the NLA last year when the BFT bite shut down. Had my late July charter on the Cortez get cancelled due to winds. Would love to fish with Rambo and crew someday.
  437. chilidip

    Offshore 11/1 Firecracker Limits on "The San Diego"

    Thanks for the great report! I only got one YT all stinking year.
  438. chilidip

    Offshore Pacific Queen 11/1/21 Last Hurrah of 2021

    At least for me it was the last trip on the books for a shot BFT this year. Ran straight out to Tanner and fished hard all day. It was around 6pm and the boat had 6 total thus far when a nice school swam by and finally got one in the bottom of the 9th. After that only one other stop that...
  439. chilidip

    Over dozen boats around tanner rt now.

    Damn 3 LA/OC boats made the trek.. wonder if they’re overnight or 1.5 day trips.
  440. chilidip

    Possible crab season restrictions?

    thanks for that. A bit odd since there are more crabs up north than here so you would think it would be less restrictive in SoCal.
  441. chilidip

    Possible crab season restrictions?

    is is NorCal that has different regulations? Like you can’t use crab snares south of Pt Conception. Need to read up on this.
  442. chilidip

    Possible crab season restrictions?

    I thought recreational crabbing can only be done with a hoop net, and the commercial guys use pots/traps.
  443. chilidip

    High Ratio vs Low Ratio reels for bottom fishing

    For rockfish, a 35N will suffice.. but I still think it's overkill. I guess you could use it as a dual purpose for YT.
  444. chilidip

    Reel case for long range

    I bought this and have another smaller one that I take on shorter trips. Lightweight, provides great protection, and comfortable.
  445. chilidip

    For those who’ve had both: spiny or Maine lobster

    Asking what tastes better is like asking what music is better.. you’re gonna get varying opinions across the board. Try both and form your own opinion. That said, nothing is better than dungies as far as crustaceans.. at least for me. Those that throw the body away and don’t consume the...
  446. chilidip

    Yellowtail live bait reel

    i think in Calstar and Seeker’s case the line ratings were inherited from Sabre so it’s been going on for 40+ years. That’s why all the rod builders on here always recommend you pulling on them before you buy. Line ratings are also different from one manufacturer to another. At least it’s not...
  447. chilidip

    Yellowtail live bait reel

    to me it just means a solid 25lb stick that can fish 20 or 30 when needed.
  448. chilidip

    Where is the first string Sport fishing boat ? It was spotted at Ensenada Mexico marina. Can Ask Sergio sport fishing in Ensenada for a update .

    just saw this. Yeah I remember her too.. a shorter gal who fished with us often. I actually met up with Darren recently on the Eldorado. He was the bald Asian dude who may have been pinhead on the String back then. Looking at her again, she looks top heavy due to the enormous sun deck.
  449. chilidip

    BFS spool for daiwa luna 203????

    Have not seen any honeycomb spools for lunas. That said, post the same question on the tackletour forum and you should get an answer quickly.
  450. chilidip

    Yellowtail live bait reel

    For 15-40 (sounds like a 270h) I use a Saltist or Saltiga 20. One is black the other is silver. No need to go lever drag or 2 speed for this application and the star drags cast much better. Tons of other applications, but for this class I use Daiwa stars.
  451. chilidip

    Wi-Fi

    as of last year, the Searcher did not have WiFi. I know the Indy and the intrepid has it.
  452. chilidip

    Cork Tape Repair

    I second this. Get the grey and not the black one. It’s softer, works great, and lasts forever.
  453. chilidip

    MC Rib

    yeah, that’s what the old Carl’s fries were like. Mashed potatoes shaped as fries, then fried. Closet thing to that now are Porto’s potato balls that has ground beef in the middle.
  454. chilidip

    MC Rib

    Yes, a guilty pleasure arriving again in early November. A bit of nostalgia too. Oh, and bring back those fries from Carl's Jr's circa 1980's while you're at it.
  455. chilidip

    painting a finished rod?

    To do it right, you have to take the guides off, strip it down to bare blank material and repaint with epoxy based color. Seeker uses a diaphram of colored epoxy and then they dry it with the blank tip down.
  456. chilidip

    Where to buy

    If you haven't bought it already, let me know. I have shit ton of it. Massive roll.
  457. chilidip

    Guadalupe Update

    For that type of fishing I would use a Visx 12 or 16 on 80/100lb test. The Torques/Fathoms are great for fish under 100lb in open water, but with the sharks around, I would want more cranking power to horse them in. That said, I use the VISX 20 when targeting cows.. might be a little overkill...
  458. chilidip

    Polaris Supreme Beck 8 day 9-22 TO 9-30-2021......or rather 9-29-21

    Sorry about the subpar fishing and to the end of a long standing annual tradition. On the brighter side, you can start a new relationship with another boat and start building new, more positive memories. Aliyar is a great captain, but it sounds like the PS is taking a step away from its LR...
  459. chilidip

    Offshore Fish id please bft yft albacore??

    To the OP, what kind of boat is that and was the 2 ton fish hold custom fitted? TIA
  460. chilidip

    Daiwa Lexa 400 for Rockfish

    I fish shallow water rockfish at San Nicolas about 4 times a year and all I use is a Lexa 300 on a 8.5’ all star bass rod. Braid with 20lb flouro top shot. Your shoulder will thank you.
  461. chilidip

    How/when do you like to use your baitcaster; Komodo, Lexa, Tranx, etc.?

    I started fishing on party boats with a 200 sized shimano bait caster on a graphite Phenix bass rod when everyone else were using jigmasters and squidders and heavy e-glass rods. i push for lightest gear possible but there are limitations. Last year on my 3 day i landed a 15lb YT but it was a...
  462. chilidip

    How/when do you like to use your baitcaster; Komodo, Lexa, Tranx, etc.?

    I use my Lexa 300 for schoolie 20-30lb BFT, smaller YT and SWRF. Pretty versatile.
  463. chilidip

    Islands 9-25 Grande Rock Fishing?

    No idea. Was it a full day trip? The earlier trips were going offshore for BFT. Not seeing a whole lot of reports for YT at the islands lately.
  464. chilidip

    Looking for more information on this phenix calico special

    This is the US made Phoenix rod that was made in Orange. Great rods. The blanks are g loomis and Fuji components. They were high end bass rods that were priced similar to g loomis.
  465. chilidip

    How to "beef up" a rod fore grip?

    I’ve stopped using cork under the cold shrink since the 3m stuff is pretty thick. The seeker OSP has a nice fat diameter and I don’t think it needs to be built up imho. UC blanks are a different story. Not sure about the diameter on PCH’s.
  466. chilidip

    Offshore San Diego Full Day 9/8/21 Yellowfin Identifying as Bluefin

    Thanks for the report. With this job thing I can only fish vicariously through your trips.
  467. chilidip

    Anglers Choice (part 3)

    maybe I missed it somewhere in the 3 part report, but was there some sort of an emergency on the trip? A buddy of mine that was on the Indy said that they passed some supplies to the intrepid sometime during this trip. Could be wrong.
  468. chilidip

    Seeker G6470

    Looks great! Love the color combo.
  469. chilidip

    Guide Wrap Color Combinations...Post yours!

    I thought I posted before, but guess not. Pretty minimalist. Blue Dun & Grey.
  470. chilidip

    New Seeker D8

    Looks great! I started single wrapping my jig sticks to keep the weight down.
  471. chilidip

    Skinny butt uluas???

    So true. Picked up a 9’ blank recently that is rated 20-50 and by pulling on it, can handle 40lb with ease. Super skinny butt & Uber light.. reminds me of the Tady blanks but unfinished. Prolly cuz the same guy designed it.
  472. chilidip

    These water temps??? WTF

    this. The fat lady starts to sing in late September, through October, then maybe into early November. This is when the BFT fishing get hot. Hopefully the trend continues.
  473. chilidip

    Offshore New Lo-An 1.5 day charter Cortez bank YT and some Tank BFT 8/29-8/31 report

    Nice! Looks like you got on one of the few trips where the master was captaining the boat. Good thing Markus & Drew are busy at 5 Star these days. If those 2 captained full time, they’ll be no BFT for the rest of the fleet 😎
  474. chilidip

    Islands San Diego Full Day 9/1/21 “Change Your Bait Change Your Luck”

    You mean these flat falls? Lol. Yeah those go in a separate box when I go on the boat. I also got this pouch that keeps the rigged ff & sk jigs, along with all crimping/rigging tools & supplies. It’s large enough to keep the flouro leader straight without them becoming all twisted.
  475. chilidip

    Offshore New Lo-An 1.5 day charter Cortez bank YT and some Tank BFT 8/29-8/31 report

    Congrats! Can’t wait to use my rip rollers in October. Did you get them on a 500g?
  476. chilidip

    Islands San Diego Full Day 9/1/21 “Change Your Bait Change Your Luck”

    Love reading your reports, and thanks for the review on the Daiwa tackle on your previous report. Solved my tackle bag quandary. 👍
  477. chilidip

    Long Beach Seeker Ulua 93H Rewrap

    Looks great. Did you have to re-do the rating decal?
  478. chilidip

    Yep, me too! See you then!

    Yep, me too! See you then!
  479. chilidip

    INDEPENDENCE 3 Day 08.22 - 08.25

    Thanks for the report! Can’t wait to get on the Indy next July. I see Mac was on board with you. Super cool guy, and been on a few fishing trips with him this year.
  480. chilidip

    Red Rooster III 5-day August 26th-31st **NO GUADALUPE BECAUSE 2 PASSENGERS DON’T HAVE PASSPORT**

    i suppose if you don’t give a f about ruining the plans of 28 other people, you probably don’t give a rip about facing them on a boat for 5 days. Zero sense of self awareness. Deplorable.
  481. chilidip

    SELLING SPOT ON INDY FOR 8/28. 7 day

    interested to see what the circumstances are for this as I would like to someday go on his 7 day on the Indy. If your’e in some sort of pickle perhaps calling Kevin at Young’s could help?
  482. chilidip

    Red Rooster III 5-day August 26th-31st **NO GUADALUPE BECAUSE 2 PASSENGERS DON’T HAVE PASSPORT**

    Yes, there was a time when you can go to the Federal building (Westwood for me) and show your airplane ticket and they would process your passport on the same day. I would imagine a LR boat ticket going into Mexican water would also suffice. Not sure if that is in play under this COVID...
  483. chilidip

    Red Rooster III 5-day August 26th-31st **NO GUADALUPE BECAUSE 2 PASSENGERS DON’T HAVE PASSPORT**

    Yes, in the end the guilty will be tried & sentenced by the appropriate jury.. 28 angry fisherman trapped in a boat for 5 days.
  484. chilidip

    Polaris Supreme 3 Day

    Looks as though this was a costly oversight by PS and Frank to which they rectified swiftly. My only question is this, couldn’t the warden let the anglers who had no idea of the violation keep their fish? Yes, fine the boat for their mistake (they’ll never make that mistake again, the law...
  485. chilidip

    Red Rooster III 5-day August 26th-31st **NO GUADALUPE BECAUSE 2 PASSENGERS DON’T HAVE PASSPORT**

    I don’t think it’s charter.. it’s only a Charkbait sponsored trip so it’s RR3’s call on this.
  486. chilidip

    Red Rooster III 5-day August 26th-31st **NO GUADALUPE BECAUSE 2 PASSENGERS DON’T HAVE PASSPORT**

    since Mexican coastal & islands are now out of play, perhaps the captain could make a run north (after catching all you want BFT/YT/Dodos) to San Miguel to play with the WSB. Then on the way back, he could stop by San Nicolas or Cortez, for epic SWRF on bass gear. Then you could fill the...
  487. chilidip

    Red Rooster III 5-day August 26th-31st **NO GUADALUPE BECAUSE 2 PASSENGERS DON’T HAVE PASSPORT**

    That is really odd. A reputable boat would change plans just for 2 people who didn’t comply. Almost sets a precedence across the entire LR fleet that those “Passports Required” signs are really not true. Not trying to cause a stir, but if 1 boat does it.. then?? Keep us posted on what...
  488. chilidip

    Red Rooster III 5-day August 26th-31st **NO GUADALUPE BECAUSE 2 PASSENGERS DON’T HAVE PASSPORT**

    The mentality of Booking a 5 dayer without having a passport in hand is just mind blowing. Knowing that the operation had to change their plans because of the select 2 and still boarding the boat and say f it “I don’t care, I’m still gonna fish” is basically suicidal. what do they think the...
  489. chilidip

    Offshore Load of Mahi

    Any walleyes in the area? It’s on the bucket list. Thanks for the report, looks like you guys had a blast.
  490. chilidip

    Poor charter experience. Poll: Do I deserve a refund?

    My last 2 day trip in early August the entire boat landed 7 yellows. It was snotty conditions and the water temp dropped 10 degrees so the entire fleet was struggling to find fish. We fished south of Ensenada on the 1st day and on the 2nd night the captain decided to make the long run towards...
  491. chilidip

    Daiwa Daiwa Butt Cap in SD?

    I like using the round Fuji butt caps since they never crack. Come in different sizes and they stretch quite a bit. Pretty sure it will be an upgrade to what Daiwa put on there.
  492. chilidip

    HOW TO REMOVE HYPERLON FROM UC RODS

    When removing hypalon, I use a sharp razor blade and carefully cut the foam parallel to the blank so I don’t scratch the blade. Once you’ve done that, you can pull the hypalon away from the blank with your hands or depending on how it was installed by UC. They shouldn’t have put anything...
  493. chilidip

    Pacific Islander

    It’s a little tight for a multi-day. That said, it’s clean and the Captain used to run the Chief and is very fishy. Good luck on your trip. I’d much rather be fishing that boat on a 3 day than sitting at home.
  494. chilidip

    Thoughts on Black Seabass Fishery

    We released a 50 pounder on the south side San Nic in mid July. The Eldorado and the Freedom also reported releases on the same day. Not plentiful in local waters but seeing them in the outer islands.
  495. chilidip

    Overnight-3/4 Boats With an RSW or Ice Hold

    Pescador 22nd Street. Refrigerated hold.. not sure if it’s RSW. Overnight to 2 day.
  496. chilidip

    Offshore Pacifica 1.5 Day 8/8/21 Grind It Out

    Thanks for the report! Andrew and Sandro are awesome. Can’t beat the parking too. Glad you slayed them. Won’t bet able to get out until Holloween. Can’t wait.
  497. chilidip

    Epoxy fingerprints on blank?

    Once epoxy is cured, I highly doubt DA will remove the epoxy. Depending on the guide, acetone shouldn’t harm the guides. Which guides are they?
  498. chilidip

    Anyone use sun sleeves?

    Yep, I should know since I work in advertising.. lol. Add $$$ to your marketing budget, and it goes straight into retail markup. I pretty much live in dry-fit type clothing.. and this stuff is pretty top notch. Have 6 of these shirts.. and sometimes wear the buttons ups to work.
  499. chilidip

    Anyone use sun sleeves?

    I’ve owned both (Aftco) and like the Habit brand better. I like the style and it’s more comfortable to wear. Wicks really fast. A little moisture on it is also nice since it cools you off. Runs massive. I wear a medium in just about everything and large on a couple of brands, and a size...
  500. chilidip

    40LB ROD

    Calstar 800H. That said I recently built a SS 6470XH for yo-yo in a minimalist design (lightweight), paired it with a torque 25nld2 and horsed a 60+ lb BFT in 15mins on 40lb. Work smarter not harder.
  501. chilidip

    Anyone use sun sleeves?

    Just roll up your frigging sleeves when in the bait tank and throwing jigs.. material’s so light you won’t even notice. I bought these from Sam’s Club and they are pretty awesome. If you want me to order it and have it shipped to your house, let me know. You can pay me later. I get free...
  502. chilidip

    Boba Fett Weave

    Beauty! Too pretty to fish it. Mad skilz.
  503. chilidip

    WTT Looking for GF900H or GF90J have 800XXH to trade

    Thanks 👍 Actually looking for a GF version.
  504. chilidip

    WTT Looking for GF900H or GF90J have 800XXH to trade

    chilidip submitted a new listing: WTT Looking for GF900H or GF90J have 800XXH to trade - WTT Looking for GF900H or GF90J have 800XXH to trade Learn more about this listing...
  505. WTT Looking for GF900H or GF90J have 800XXH to trade

    Southern California WTT Looking for GF900H or GF90J have 800XXH to trade

    Hey all, looking for either a GF 900H or GF 90J blank. Have a 800XXH blank for trade or let me know how much $$ you want for it. Will be in Seaforth this Friday if you’re in San Diego. Live in Fullerton and work in Culver City. Let me know. Thanks!
  506. chilidip

    The Californian in Ventura What /where was it before?

    thanks! Good to see that the boat is still running and outliving other boats. Went on board the Matt Walsh about the same time when the First String made its maiden voyage.
  507. chilidip

    The Californian in Ventura What /where was it before?

    Looks like the old Matt Walsh. Anyone know when it was renamed? I rode the boat a few times when I was a kid and thought.. man this boats geriatric.. can’t believe it’s still running.
  508. chilidip

    Wtb cheap jig stick

    I have an 8 footer you can have for free. Sent you a pm.
  509. chilidip

    I caught offshore fever and need help gearing up

    Have you looked at Torques & VISX’s? Look at all possibilities before you purchase. If considering a Talica, the Torques casts better and the VISX has more stopping power.
  510. chilidip

    Am I crazy

    If crazy, I’ll join you in the Looney Bin. My 9E, built to shed weight..
  511. chilidip

    San Diego Fleet behind Catalina 2021 version

    Looks like the RP did pretty well on the night bite.
  512. chilidip

    Phenix/Vagabond 3day 7/18-21

    Thanks for the report & the great pics. On the 2nd BFT try, how far north did you guys go?
  513. chilidip

    San Diego Fleet behind Catalina 2021 version

    From what I understand, they are focused on micro baits just like this time last year. Hopefully the Polaris Supreme gets them to go today.
  514. chilidip

    San Diego Fleet behind Catalina 2021 version

    Disappear? I hope not. Last year after the fish left the area the fleet went to Tanner/Cortez and SCI basin. Not saying that it will be the same.. they’ll be here until early November or until the first winter storms hit.
  515. chilidip

    San Diego Fleet behind Catalina 2021 version

    Thanks, I missed that somehow. Hopefully they shot their load off and are ready to chew. Also hope Aliyar and Roy get some so the long run won’t be for not. Staying tuned.
  516. chilidip

    San Diego Fleet behind Catalina 2021 version

    Leaving next Friday for a 2.5 day out of Seaforth so i’ve been doing some AIS intel.. cuz I’m bored. Not sure what’s going on here but both the Royal Polaris and the Polaris Supreme are heading to the general area. Invader and the Game Changer looks they were fishing the area today, and the...
  517. chilidip

    O-Ring for wrap & dry motor.

    thanks for this. They’re down the street from me so I need to pay a visit.
  518. chilidip

    O-Ring for wrap & dry motor.

    Ah got it, thanks.
  519. chilidip

    O-Ring for wrap & dry motor.

    how does the drive belt/o-ring come in contact with the blank to leave marks? What am I missing here?
  520. chilidip

    Offshore San Diego Full Day 7/20/21 Hamachi!

    Love seeing your posts. Great job! This time last year the BFT started getting lockjaw.. looks like it’s happening again. Going out next weekend and looking forward to seeing YT.
  521. chilidip

    Why Does the Pacific Queen Do So Well?

    This. I’ve not seen any noobs with bass gear when the 50lbers are biting. Completely booked until Thanksgiving.
  522. chilidip

    Islands New Hustler / Santa Rosa island 7/20/21

    Great report & pics. Gotta get up there again soon.
  523. chilidip

    Islands FREEDOM 7/20

    Thanks for the report. SNI is a magical place. Looks like more boats are making the effort to get out there.
  524. chilidip

    Rod id super seeker 2x4

    Keep it, and fish the hell out of it. Great stick. Perfect rod for the big ones right now.
  525. chilidip

    Rod id super seeker 2x4

    I’ve seen more LB blanks with crooked tips than I can remember. All of my OC rods are straight as an arrow, or at least that’s what my eyeballs tell me. No idea what the hoopla is around the LB rods.. as I parted ways with them and am completely happy with my OC ones.
  526. chilidip

    Rod id super seeker 2x4

    Judging by guides and the amount of use it shows, I opine that it is LB. Take a picture of the label on the inside of the butt area.. only way to tell.
  527. chilidip

    New ice chest

    I bought this 65qt from Sam’s Club and really happy with it. $130 shipped to my door.
  528. chilidip

    Shipping?

    I use UPS but don’t ship anything that’s over 7 feet since it’s too cost prohibitive.
  529. chilidip

    How is the parking at H&M

    Getting a parking space there on a Friday afternoon/evening is like hitting the lotto.. just sayin.
  530. chilidip

    Rod spacing question 90j.

    for any rod that I use to fish braid with, my smallest ring is a 10. Looks as though that’s what your buddy did as well. Fish the hell out of it. 90j imho is the best all around jig stick. Also, feel fortunate that you scored a Calstar 90j, they’re near impossible to find right now.
  531. chilidip

    Historic BFT run in S. Cal. Why?

    Years ago (10-15 yes?) we a had mass influx of red crabs even to a point where they were washing ashore by the millions. Local sport boats weren’t catching them at that time.. so I vote technology. If they were catching BFT off piers in the 70’s, that run was probably much better than what we...
  532. chilidip

    Anybody see where all the fleets are fishing BFT it all So Cal Baby!!

    If I recall correctly from last year the BFT are on the move north to the SCI and it’s surroundings around mid to late July. Then in early August, they were just behind Catalina for a week. Then in mid to late August, the fleet moved to Tanner/Cortez to find them. Looks like it’s following...
  533. chilidip

    WTB Fuji BNLG H Size 12

    Oh my bad, you wanted an H.. which mine isn’t. I also have an extra bhnng you can have which is pretty close.. you’re welcome to that as well. Not sure sure if you’ll even notice the difference. I’m near Beach & Rosecrans (Buena Park/Fullerton).
  534. chilidip

    WTB Fuji BNLG H Size 12

    I have one in decent shape. Pm me your address and I’ll mail it to you.
  535. chilidip

    Islands Young’s Tackle Pescador Trip to San Nicolas 7/11/21

    Yeah, I’ve seen it done many different ways. Once you pop the eggs, it’s a nice gooey mess. 😋 For lunch, he also does chicken teriyaki and other burgers that looked awesome. Dinner is the only fixed menu and it was marvelous.
  536. chilidip

    Islands Young’s Tackle Pescador Trip to San Nicolas 7/11/21

    Hopped on the Pescador 1.5 to San Nicolas out of 22nd street landing with Kevin and the Young’s tackle crew. Sorry, not a ton of pics but the boat and crew is amazing. We landed 10 nice grade YT and had numerous casualties due to the kelp forest (not paddies). All you want sheepshead, reds...
  537. chilidip

    Extra narrow tib kit for newell 332

    I run 50lb braid with 30-40lb flouro top shot. Since it’s surface fishing, I’ve never had issues with line capacity.. not even close.
  538. chilidip

    Star drag with best cranking power

    If you can find one, get the JDM Saltiga 35N SJ in 5:1. I highly doubt you’ll find a star drag with more cranking power. Check eBay.
  539. chilidip

    Extra narrow tib kit for newell 332

    Surface iron on a UC 9E.
  540. chilidip

    Jackpot Money

    it’s $40 to get in the jackpot now? Short trip or multi-day?
  541. chilidip

    OSP 2X4s

    he has a Facebook page. He does awesome work and is totally cool. https://m.facebook.com/pages/category/Outdoor---Sporting-Goods-Company/Schoeberl-and-Son-custom-rods-150390412312027/
  542. chilidip

    Anybody know what a good blank cleaning substance is?

    Soap & water. Then rub this stuff on there and then wipe off. It'll be pretty nice afterwards. Do the same for your car.
  543. chilidip

    Jackpot Money

    Yeah, I haven’t seen a boat jackpot in years since I don’t fish anything shorter than an overnighter. That said, the charter I’m going on at the end of the month will have a charter jackpot. If I’m fortunate enough to win, it’ll go to the crew.
  544. chilidip

    Are Red Crabs around this year?

    Ugh, this time last year we were on a 3 day when the BFT were focusing on micro baits. Seems like a pattern that occurs sometime in July and they don’t touch the sardines. Hopefully I’m wrong.
  545. chilidip

    Bay / Harbor Monterey Rock Fishing 7/6

    Well the plus side is that you’re in Monterey. Great weather, great food, beautiful scenery. We were there with the family over last Thanksgiving and stayed in Pacific Grove. Yeah, the boats are really old and once you fished the SD fleet, everything else is a step backwards.. in this case...
  546. chilidip

    Inshore Dang..is this for real???

    The Enterprise, a Long Beach 3/4 day boat is reported to be on them right now.
  547. chilidip

    Pacific Queen 1.5 6/29

    Thanks for the report. Looks like you guys had a ton fun. Dave makes some great food.
  548. chilidip

    Islands Tony Reyes trips

    Good luck Gerry on the trip! Hope you get a shit ton of fish and create more memories with your buddies that will last a lifetime. TR trips have been on my bucket list, but with these BFT so damn close.. I am getting lazy. Maybe someday. Post pics when you get back!!
  549. chilidip

    12# mono, what's good?

    Ande is great in 12lb for casting but stretches more than big game which I also use. Also like Maxima in this class if you can find it.
  550. chilidip

    Rod for Iron/Jigs that is rail-friendly (possibly UC 800 with Fuji seat)

    I too have contemplated this. Just built a reaper (9E) that would fill the 40-50lb range. For the 60lb test, I’ve picked up a 800xxh blank that I plan on putting hypalon on the rear and tuna cord in the fore with a reel seat. Plan on using with a 25nld2 or 40nld2 and May push 80lb test with...
  551. chilidip

    Albacore?

    Yeah, thought it came back already.. edited.
  552. chilidip

    Albacore?

    New Lo-An just reported an albacore catch. Anyone here know of anyone that was on the trip that caught this fish?
  553. chilidip

    Offshore Pacific Queen 6/26/21 limits by 1pm

    I highly doubt that. He’s much younger than that.
  554. chilidip

    Offshore Pacific Queen 6/26/21 limits by 1pm

    Yeah, it was stupid rookie mistake for sure. It was great to meet you too! Hope to share the rail again.
  555. chilidip

    Offshore Pacific Queen 6/26/21 limits by 1pm

    Not exactly sure. Here’s the other side of the facility. The grey bin to the far left is also lined with plastic and that’s where the heads go. Looks as though they are sorting the parts for some purpose. Perhaps someone on this board that are close to Drew and/or Markus may know?
  556. chilidip

    Offshore Pacific Queen 6/26/21 limits by 1pm

    Booked in February and got to hop on the fishiest boat in the fleet. It was Captain Billy at the helm as we saw Gavin boarding the Pegasus to go fishing on his day off.. lol. Cruised 20 miles or so offshore and started fishing flat falls around 1:00am. No takers for me so went to sleep around...
  557. chilidip

    Offshore Stockton DE Newport ⁸offshore salmon fishing

    Nice! Lot of good spots on the way down. Let us know how Point Sur was if you decide to stop there. Good luck.
  558. chilidip

    Offshore Light line Bluefin

    I think you meant Kunnan and not Kencore. I believe Kenny only made rods, and Kunnan made fishing rods, tennis racquets, golf clubs etc. To the OP, thanks for the awesome report, and condolences on the vintage Kencore. If my rod had a choice of how it would meet its demise, that would be it...
  559. chilidip

    Heading out to St Nicolas end of June

    When we went, it was a daybreak bite on dropper loop with live squid. Didn’t see any paddies or boilers.
  560. chilidip

    Islands Young’s Tackle 6/6/21 Eldorado to San Nicolas

    Yep! Super cool guy. Last year I re-did my entire line of Tuna gear.. pretty much all of the Penn 2-speeds I got from him.
  561. chilidip

    Islands Young’s Tackle 6/6/21 Eldorado to San Nicolas

    huh, always thought it was a little over 60. Travelmath.com says San Nicolas is 73 nm or 84 miles from Long Beach.. you are correct sir! Damn he hauled ass to get there by 1:45am.
  562. chilidip

    Heading out to St Nicolas end of June

    I would take a light dropper loop rig (rod/reel rated for 20lb) with 40lb braid for whitefish/goats/rockfish. You can use anything from a 15-30lb topshot depending on the conditions. I would also bring a 2nd outfit for YT & WSB with a rod/reel combo rated to fish 30-40lb test for that.
  563. chilidip

    Heading out to St Nicolas end of June

    I can’t count how many times we’ve gone to San Nicolas on the Eldorado. I just posted a trip report on it in the SoCal section. San Nicolas is a haven for big rockfish, goats and whitefish with your chance at YT, seabasss and halibut. It is the island that gets fished the least and has not...
  564. chilidip

    Islands Young’s Tackle 6/6/21 Eldorado to San Nicolas

    Kevin (owner of Young’s Tackle) sponsored an overnighter on the Eldorado for 6/6 so I quickly booked the trip that sold out quickly. Lots of love for the local shop as a bunch of his patrons along with some regulars showed up for the journey. Below is the swag provided by the La Palma tackle...
  565. chilidip

    Offshore El Capitan 1.5 day 6/4

    Thanks for the report. Sharing rail time with pops is just awesome.
  566. chilidip

    BNIB TRQ 15XNLD2 $500 SKB 7100 $200 Lot of Jigs

    chilidip submitted a new listing: BNIB TRQ 15XNLD2 $500 SKB 7100 $200 Lot of Jigs - BNIB TRQ 15XNLD2 $500 SKB 7100 $200 Lot of Jigs Learn more about this listing...
  567. BNIB TRQ 15XNLD2 $500 SKB 7100 $200 Lot of 33 Jigs $180.

    Southern California BNIB TRQ 15XNLD2 $500 SKB 7100 $200 Lot of 33 Jigs $180.

    Unloading some stuff. Live in Fullerton and work in Culver City. Can meet anywhere in between. Will be in SD on 6/25 and can meet at fisherman’s landing. Taking a loss on all of these so the prices are firm. Thanks! Brand new in box silver Penn Torque 15XNLD2 with 50lb Daiwa x4 braid...
  568. chilidip

    Offshore Pacifica 1.5 day 5/8/21 Report

    yeah, it looked like a Christmas boat parade with LR boats. Really cool to see.
  569. chilidip

    WTB: Calstar GFGR 800XH

    Call Seaforth. Pretty sure I saw one there last Friday.
  570. chilidip

    Offshore Pacifica 1.5 day 5/8/21 Report

    Yeah witnessed first hand how much of a brotherhood that is the SD fleet.. everyone working together to try an get their clients on the fish. what I left out earlier was that about half of the guys were first timers, or noobs. Saw a lot of rental gear, jigmasters, small spinning rods, bass...
  571. chilidip

    Offshore Pacifica 1.5 day 5/8/21 Report

    Yeah, is this normal for every boat to gather together and fish in 1 small area? I suppose it was a code group or something. Pretty wild.
  572. chilidip

    Offshore Pacifica 1.5 day 5/8/21 Report

    Yeah, they vacuum seal it in the bags.
  573. chilidip

    Offshore Pacifica 1.5 day 5/8/21 Report

    Yep, saw you guys there as well. Never seen a last hurrah like that, and was cool to see the entire fleet hammering them.
  574. chilidip

    Offshore Pacifica 1.5 day 5/8/21 Report

    Went 60 miles due west towards Butterfly bank and one of the guys got into a BFT estimated @ 100lbs or so and after a 45min fight, the fish bit through 60lb mono on rental gear. After spending the morning there without any takers, we made a long run with the AA to a spot 35 miles offshore due...
  575. chilidip

    San Nicolas on the Eldorado 4/29

    Thanks! Yep bound to run into you someday on the Eldo.
  576. chilidip

    San Nicolas on the Eldorado 4/29

    Nice! Yeah, my next trip on the Eldo is on June 5th. Also, that boat does a BOGO in December so be sure do book early since the weekend spots go fast (great deal!). how/where was the YT caught? Bottom/surface? San Nic or Santa Barbara?
  577. chilidip

    San Nicolas on the Eldorado 4/29

    Awesome report, thanks! Those are some quality eats right there. Man all those sacks are packed. Good job!
  578. chilidip

    San Nicolas on the Eldorado 4/29

    Oh nvm, they had turned off their AIS.
  579. chilidip

    San Nicolas on the Eldorado 4/29

    What happened to this trip? The Eldo is still docked but the trip was full. Weather seems doable.
  580. chilidip

    Lol.. damn autocorrect

    Lol.. damn autocorrect
  581. chilidip

    Newell G220 3.6 Daiwa Lexa HD 300XS-P

    Both are spoken for. Thanks!
  582. chilidip

    Inshore The San Diego got 100 Yellows and 2 Bluefin

    being vertically challenged doesn’t equate to being a road scholar.. still guilty as f$ck.
  583. Newell G220 3.6 Daiwa Lexa HD 300XS-P

    Southern California Newell G220 3.6 Daiwa Lexa HD 300XS-P

    Both in great condition. $150 for each reel. Live in Fullerton and work in Culver City, can meet anywhere in between. Shipping will be $7 to anywhere in the 48 US states. will be traveling to San Diego on May 7th, so I can meet you at Seaforth or anywhere off the 5 fwy.
  584. chilidip

    Newell G220 3.6 Daiwa Lexa HD 300XS-P

    chilidip submitted a new listing: Newell G220 3.6 Daiwa Lexa HD 300XS-P - Newell G220 3.6 Daiwa Lexa HD 300XS-P Learn more about this listing...
  585. chilidip

    San Nicolas on the Eldorado 4/29

    A guy I know went on the Eldo this past weekend.. they had live squid.
  586. chilidip

    San Nicolas on the Eldorado 4/29

    Not sure when your trip was, but I personally have not experienced the chaos you speak of. They are organized neatly with bag tag numbers and I have not lost any fish. Greg, Bill and Mike are the nicest guys you will meet, and are extremely professional, and never seen them cut peoples gear...
  587. chilidip

    San Nicolas on the Eldorado 4/29

    The Eldorado is at a really odd location right now.. maybe they found some YT?
  588. chilidip

    Guide sizes for 8 foot conventional

    For fishing braid, I stopped using anything smaller than a 10 ring because of the braid to flouro connecting knot. I may be anal, but it works for me.
  589. chilidip

    San Nicolas on the Eldorado 4/29

    Use the 1/4 oz for the whitefish and the sheepshead in the first few stops. When the skipper moves out to the big rockfish area later in the day move up to the 5/8 size (the captain will let you know when they move to the rockfish spot). For surface yellowtail, I would use an 80 to 100 gram...
  590. chilidip

    San Nicolas on the Eldorado 4/29

    All those lures will work so long as they are at least 6oz since the SNI Rf & lings are not picky. Put those jigs on the bottom, and put a small red crab hookup bait in the middle. You actually have about 2 hours on the bigger rockfish. I fish 40lb braid with 20lb mono top shot. Also, bring a...
  591. chilidip

    Islands Favorite way to cook rock sole and sand dabs?

    Clip the side fins with kitchen shears while trimming a tiny bit of body meat. Pan fry in olive oil/butter with a pinch of salt (or whatever seasoning you like). Now that you clipped the sides, the meat will just lift off. The skin will have a nice crust to it. Great eating! ..or use...
  592. chilidip

    look for recommendation for 1.5day boat for first week of May

    If you’re looking at a mid week trip, hands down PAC Queen. 2nd choice would be Shogun for comfort, space, & meals included.
  593. chilidip

    Islands Solid Coding and not so hungry yellows - South 9 and islands - Saturday 4/17/21

    Thanks for the report! Really enjoyed the rockfish taco episode this weekend. Would have loved to see to more food porn though 😁
  594. chilidip

    8’ rod for 30

    Get a 800m if you can find one. 2708h is more of a 20-25lb rod.
  595. chilidip

    Offshore 4/14 Shogun 1.5 Report

    Yep, first night we went 0 for 2 and the 2nd night, the 2 guys were able to haul their fish in. Jackpot winner used a penn senator 4/0, while the other guy was using a tailca 20 if I recall. The senator took an hour and a half, while the guy fishing the tac brought it in about 20 minutes...
  596. chilidip

    Where is the first string Sport fishing boat ? It was spotted at Ensenada Mexico marina. Can Ask Sergio sport fishing in Ensenada for a update .

    Fished her many times when it was a 3/4 Boat in LA Harbor. Caught my first YT on her. Massive upper deck lounging area. Too bad wasn’t able to get on the Shogun when it was up here. Great boat.
  597. chilidip

    Yellowtail 6 Pack Dana Point

    Do San Diego instead. Hour or so drive away but much closer to the fish (YT & potential shot at BFT). I heard these guys are good https://cobaltsportfishing.com/ Good luck
  598. chilidip

    Eldorado SBI 4/11

    I dunno, just asked. Haven’t seen someone doing it before so wasn’t sure.
  599. chilidip

    Offshore 4/14 Shogun 1.5 Report

    Was this late July? 23rd to 26th? If so, we were on the same trip. Found one kelp patty that produced the YT.
  600. chilidip

    Eldorado SBI 4/11

    Damn, if you guys wanna go on the Eldorado, tonite’s ON trip (4/15/20) is only $150.. that’s a great deal.
  601. chilidip

    Mendocino/Ft. Bragg fishing questions from a Florida guy

    Don’t forget about the Dungeness crab up there!
  602. chilidip

    Sea stalker restoration is it really a seeker?

    Sea Stalker was a rod building company out of Playa Del Rey that used Seeker blanks exclusively in the late 80's early 90's.
  603. chilidip

    Offshore Bft Old Glory

    Why? More information the better. Why scroll through all of the landing sites when you can get it all here. Appreciate the update 👍
  604. chilidip

    Braided Line for Yellowfins

    Have a tackle shop do it for you. It’s imperative that they pack the braid in tightly.
  605. chilidip

    Where is the first string Sport fishing boat ? It was spotted at Ensenada Mexico marina. Can Ask Sergio sport fishing in Ensenada for a update .

    Yikes! So they’re going to run the boat with a corroded hull? If so, sounds like a recipe for disaster.
  606. chilidip

    Where is the first string Sport fishing boat ? It was spotted at Ensenada Mexico marina. Can Ask Sergio sport fishing in Ensenada for a update .

    It was last seen in a San Diego shipyard. Does anyone know why it’s now in Ensenada and in the water?
  607. chilidip

    Eldorado SBI 4/11

    yep, I think they’re running a straight pipe and bypassing the catty 😁
  608. chilidip

    Eldorado SBI 4/11

    yeah the new engines purr.. but she still sounds mean.
  609. chilidip

    Eldorado SBI 4/11

    yeah, at nick they start with the whitefish then move outside the for swrf. Monster rockfish at San Nic but the action was fast and furious for the reds at SBI. Yeah crazy prices for the grub.. about the price of a Big Mac meal 🤣
  610. chilidip

    Eldorado SBI 4/11

    Thanks Cory! Love seeing your reports 👍
  611. chilidip

    Offshore Bft Old Glory

    oh I see. The shogun still has 12 spots left for tomorrow. $450 for a 1.5 day on a proven LR boat with great food is a pretty a good deal. My guess is that they won’t fill up.. but who knows.
  612. chilidip

    Offshore Bft Old Glory

    oh man, the days of cutting class during college to go fishing.. and that was just half day boats. You’ll get plenty more opportunities.. we’re just starting to scratch the surface for 2021. yeah, would love to see how they do tonight.
  613. chilidip

    Seeker 270H-8 Question

    Most likely a the guy that wrapped it probably mislabeled it. If the seeker label says 270-8H, it is rated for 15-40lb and it is the go to rod for SoCal saltwater. Great pickup!
  614. chilidip

    Eldorado SBI 4/11

    Yeah, reminds me of the fish markets in redondo & la harbor.. older and fishy. Great place to eat while waiting for the sport boat to depart after checking in.
  615. chilidip

    Offshore Bft Old Glory

    Oh nvm, Shogun and Outrider.
  616. chilidip

    Offshore Bft Old Glory

    Hmm, does anyone know which boats from fisherman’s went out? All i see is Old Glory and Polaris Supreme on marine traffic.
  617. chilidip

    Eldorado SBI 4/11

    Oops, posted in the wrong section. Mods, could you please move it to the SoCal fishing report section? Thanks!
  618. chilidip

    Eldorado SBI 4/11

    Wind was up so the initial trip for 4/10 got canceled. There was room on the 4/11 trip so I hopped on that one. Before check in grabbed some dinner at Berth 55 fish market and opted for the tried and true fish, shrimp and chips and a Modelo Chelada. Berth 55 is like a poor man’s Mitch’s and...
  619. chilidip

    Offshore 7 April BFT Limits for the Polaris Supreme

    Correct, an extended 1.5 day is the same as 1.75 day. 2 day limits of feesh.
  620. chilidip

    Offshore 7 April BFT Limits for the Polaris Supreme

    seaforth is the best in terms of parking. Also, Mario’s processing (Sportsmen’s Seafood) is located at Seaforth. Fisherman’s and 5-star will go there to meet you when you dock if you call ahead. So you have 3 different processors to pick from.
  621. chilidip

    Islands 100 F line off Mission Bay 4/7/21

    one of my favorites for eating.. any Dover sole recipe or simply pan fry, yum! Most guys that catch them simply toss them back.. but they’re great table fare!
  622. chilidip

    Offshore 7 April BFT Limits for the Polaris Supreme

    Oh I re-read your post.. looks like you didn’t call ahead. Call them before you head out and they will meet you at the landing when you dock. It should take about 2 hours. Driving back to SD to pick up your fish, then driving back to the LA area.. blech! No way am I doing that.
  623. chilidip

    Offshore 7 April BFT Limits for the Polaris Supreme

    it’s around $1.25 per lb so appx. $125 for 100lbs or $62.50 for 50lbs of fish. Try not to get a trip that comes back on the evenings when are of the processors are closed, or you’ll end up with not so fresh BFT.. and that’s no bueno.
  624. chilidip

    Offshore 7 April BFT Limits for the Polaris Supreme

    Last year, my 3 day on The Searcher came in on a Sunday (late July). I called them (fisherman’s processing) ahead of time and they had the fish ready by 9:30am. Not sure why yours took 48hrs even with a reservation. Perhaps it was in September/October? Still don’t see why it takes more than...
  625. chilidip

    Offshore 7 April BFT Limits for the Polaris Supreme

    if you have a reservation with Fisherman’s or 5 star, it’s about 2 hours.. not sure about Mario’s. Last year I did a 2 day which came in on a Sunday night and I had to take it home and vacuum seal it myself.. never doing that again. Also, when they clean the fish on the boat, they pull all of...
  626. chilidip

    Eldorado Fishing San Nicolas leaving 4/9

    Bummer, it’s canceled.
  627. chilidip

    Searched for a thread on mono brands preferred

    for 12-20lb, I use Maxima or Ande because they cast well. BG for 30-40. 50+ all flouro for leader.
  628. chilidip

    Offshore 7 April BFT Limits for the Polaris Supreme

    I would bridle the assist hooks to the nose ring and weld the bottom ring. Other than that it’s GTG.
  629. chilidip

    Eldorado Fishing San Nicolas leaving 4/9

    Yeah, saw your report, thanks! did you guys fish the East or west side of the island? Looks like San Nic will be unfishable Saturday so looks like it will be either SBI or Clemente.. which means 2 more hours of fishing vs San Nicolas and possibly surface fishing for yt if they want to play...
  630. chilidip

    Offshore 3 April Polaris Supreme 1.5 day BFT

    the chairs themselves are not an issue if it’s an ultra limited load situation and they place them in areas where it doesn’t impeded access areas. I believe it started on the LR charters where they have travel days down to lupe, ridge etc. and the guys know where to place a few chairs to get...
  631. chilidip

    Offshore 3 April Polaris Supreme 1.5 day BFT

    Yep, have a trip scheduled to San Nicolas leaving Friday night on a sporty.. pretty sure it will be scrapped. The spot that Aliyar is fishing at right now looks doable this weekend.
  632. chilidip

    Offshore 3 April Polaris Supreme 1.5 day BFT

    If I had to guess, they’ll still be directly offshore from Ensenada down south in April. Hopefully they move north and arrive in our waters by mid May.. but who knows.
  633. chilidip

    Calif Halibut 8FT 12-25 blank?

    Go and talk to them. They are located in Orange, Ca and the current owner, Eric is a super cool guy. I bet the issues you had were when Seeker was in Oxnard for a few years. The blanks are now being rolled under the supervision of Brad Loomis.. you may have heard of his father, Gary. Rolled...
  634. chilidip

    E-glass / 8ft / bait/Jig??

    I must be getting old.. so I ditched all of my glass blanks. Go pull on a Calstar GF 800 or 850m. You’ll find that it will be your “go-to” rod in the quiver for SoCal fishing.. works well for halibut too.
  635. chilidip

    Calif Halibut 8FT 12-25 blank?

    If you can find one, look for a seeker csb 807. Very versatile and constructed of Composite & S-glass. Uber lite and can fish 25lb all day.
  636. chilidip

    Eldorado Fishing San Nicolas leaving 4/9

    Needed to cancel my mid April Ventura trip aboard the Mirage so I hopped on this one. Right now there’s 19 spots open but pretty sure it will sell out by next Wednesday. Anyone going on this one? It will be my last freezer special before the tuna season kicks in. Looks like it will go to San...
  637. chilidip

    Memorial Weekend 2.5 day trip on the Pacific Voyager

    Hope you guys have a great time! We’ll be leaving the same time/date on the Pacifica. See you guys at the landing.
  638. chilidip

    Fathom 15xnld2 or 15ld2 for 20-30#?

    I use my 15xnld2 for 40-50lb surface bait and slow pitch for deep drop rockfish. for 20-30lbs bait, a saltiga/saltist 20 will be better and outcast any lever drag. 2 speed lever drag is overkill for 20-30lb.