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  1. bajachild

    Question on filling out application for TIP permit

    Use the notes on your iPhone and scan them as a pdf. The camera icon on the bottom. Label. Send to computer by email. Open mail on computer and download to desktop. Easy to find that way. Worked for me. Good luck.
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    Offshore Sat 9/24 Cat/Clemente for tuna

    Or put up the 🌈 flag. They like that. Cabin boys, and all.
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    Anchor's Up Marine Boat Repair (Long Beach)

    A few zingers in here. I would personally avoid.
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    Bahia de los Angeles - Charter Cost

    I did BoLA with family back in the 70s and 80s for about 15 years. My mother taught at a catholic school and got a TON of clothing, shoes, medical, and other crap donated. We would pull in and the whole town came around. They called my mother Dr Linda. It was neat. I just hoped they had ice...
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    FF not working

    My transducer can pivot up. Raymarine. Some are fixed. Check yours.
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    Like billy’s madmacs? 🤣🤣🤣🤣👍
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    Offshore Surface iron

    we rounded up never round down haha
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    Offshore Surface iron

    My dad made the decision to go out at about 10pm last night so it was a scramble to get ready. We got to Long Beach around 5:30 and went out past Catalina in search of the blues. Didn’t even make it to the spot when we saw a jumper. Put the mad macs out and 10 minutes later we are bit but it is...
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    Setup for trolling madmacs

    Avet LX6 with 80 and a Penn Intl 2 16 with 100. Zero issues. Boated 16 this year so far. Chances of a 300 is rare. Chase them down if getting spooled.
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    Having Problem With BuoyWeather

    Windy is often way off. If I’m going to the 499 area or mackerel bank, I use the FishWeather app and triangulate with the stations on SBI, SCI, and CAT. hasn’t failed yet. With my boat, I need to get it right.
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    Bluefin line capacity

    130. Lol. 100 is fine. Even 80. Zero issues with both. 75’ 100lb mono topper. 11/11 trolling.
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    Bluefin line capacity

    130. Lol. 100 is fine. Even 80. Zero issues with both. 75’ 100lb mono topper. 11/11 trolling.
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    Offshore The Qualified Captain (San Clemente Island to Catalina)

    Whaler guys are the best. Everyone else has a small pecker. Especially cabin boys.
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    It’s not gouging if you don’t need it. Gouging is $15 gas as you flee a hurricane. If I needed one, I’d buy it. I have an expensive spreader bar. Zero fish. Madmac, it bloodies the deck.
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    Offshore 8/19/22 North 9 / South 9

    How big is your grill?
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    Offshore 8/19/22 North 9 / South 9

    If you go to mex at all, I’d say 2 fish. They’ll assume you caught them there. Can’t prove otherwise, and the hassle isn’t worth it.
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    Offshore 8/17 Big BFT on the Chew

    Having a door on your boat is cheating. Nice catch!!
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    Here's what you need to know to fish Mexico

    Squidco in SD will mail one to you. At least they mailed one to me last season.
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    Offshore You Give Me Fever

    You’ve got balls to bring a fish into the kitchen. My wife would cut me. Great story. Nice catch.
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    Offshore 277 Mackerel Bank 8/15/22

    I know it’s hard to troll through a foamer but sometimes that’s The only thing that works. Same story for us yesterday only got them to go on the mad mac through foam spots.
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    Islands BFT Foam Pits Everywhere

    I think the single hooks didn’t help. I’d go back.
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    Offshore Oh shit bft

    32 58 118 26 go get them
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    Offshore Oh shit bft

    I let my younger sister decorate my crocs obviously good luck
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    Offshore Oh shit bft

    me my dad and 2 friends launched out of Newport this morning at 4:30. Get to the mouth of the harbor and try and make macs but can’t find any and say screw it’s and just go for it. We make it to the spot (mackerel bank) and we start dicking around and eating looking in the fish finder see...
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    Rigging 200mm MadMacs

    100lb braid to about 75’ 100lb mono. FG. Then SD jam direct to the ring. 5/0 trebs on both. Hasn’t failed yet.
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    Clear Poppers - Feed Vs. Ghost

    I’ve slayed with them and had days like you’ve had. We threw into 25 foamers the other day. Nothing. Switched it up a lot. Nothing. Trolled through them. Nothing. Bastards.
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    Braid or mono for surface iron reel?

    I hate braid. I have a trinidad 20 and a saltiga 35. 300y of 50 braid as a backer and about 80y of mono. 40lb.
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    Which braid/rod for throwing poppers with a coffee grinder?

    I use 100lb mono to 65 J braid. About 2.5 feed. FG knot. Don’t wind the knot into the guides. Haven’t broken the mono yet, but a whopper broke the braid with his tail.
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    Similar to Mad Macs ?

    12-14 MPH. FAR BACK(150-200y). Troll them through the leading edge of a foamer.
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    Clear Poppers - Feed Vs. Ghost I get them in 2 days. Great people.
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    Clear Poppers - Feed Vs. Ghost

    It’s ok. Can’t rail it. But it’s worth the suffering. Just pass it off if too big. 🤣
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    Clear Poppers - Feed Vs. Ghost

    I use a 7’8” spinner with a 6500 slammer 3. 65 braid. 100lb 2.5’ leader. Casts a long way. I cast over foamers and bring it in. They’ve got inertia balls in them.
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    Clear Poppers - Feed Vs. Ghost

    I know the ghost don’t require hook changes. Hooked many with zero issues. Even bigger models. They get bit A LOT.
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    Mad mac trolling leaders.

    We were 1.5m SW of the Osborn yesterday. 3/5 All trolled fish. Lost 2 on foamers. 40 minutes foamers. Came alive around 10 for an hour. Died for 1.5. Full force from 1130 to 215 when we left. Good luck.
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    Offshore Hahahahaha bft

    Go to the fish. Make moves. Watch temp. Don’t go to where you think they’ll hopefully be. Send it.
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    Offshore Hahahahaha bft

    I’ve got a dry bag under the console. Radio. Light flash beacon. Flags. Mask and snorkel.
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    Offshore Hahahahaha bft

    We did chase it. My kid was unable to turn it and the braid was chafing along its body. It was a big fish. Just rubbed him off.
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    Offshore Hahahahaha bft

    We tried but it was just too fast and my dad and friend were still casting on foamers and were a little preoccupied
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    Offshore Hahahahaha bft

    152 miles today. I’ve got 2 months off for summer. I pick my days carefully. I take 50g of gas. About 4mpg. Dual batteries. Extra pumps. Sea tow. We’re good. I did baja for 30 years. This is a snap.
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    Offshore Hahahahaha bft

    Same old program launched out of Long Beach at around 5am and of course we skip bait because who brings bait bluefin fishing anymore. Anyways it was a beautiful crossing to Catalina and we got to the north side of Catalina at around 6ish. Went about 10 miles south of Santa Barbra island metered...
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    Offshore Heart eaters

    There is a link to my pajamas got to spread the fish love
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    Offshore Heart eaters

    We decided that Friday is the lucky day. The last 2 Fridays were good days so send it one more time. Even with the reports saying the bluefin are thinning out out there we went for it. Took 2 friends who have never caught bluefin before. Got out to the 499 and sat a small spot of breaking fish...
  43. bajachild

    Inshore HITTING OUT 499

    Move around and find your own fish. It’ll be a zoo. Reports they’re all over the place. I’m going tomorrow. Good luck!!
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    Mexican Docs for offshore

    I have Mexican insurance. From a Mexican company. CHUUB or something like that. I’m addition to license and passport.
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    Reel for Yamaga Blue Sniper

    Penn slammer 3 6500. It’s a proven reel. Drag. Capacity. Smooth.
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    Offshore Crippled ginger bft

    He injured it in a freak accident at our high school baseball practice
  47. bajachild

    Favorite spinning popping rod for tuna?

    Destroys them. Paired with a penn slammer 3 6500. 65lb braid to a 100lb mono top shot.
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    Offshore Crippled ginger bft

    We’re swapping out the singles with 5/0 trebs. It was just the back one, but now we do both. Seems to be no issues running them at 10-14 mph.
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    Offshore 6th time is a charm LB to 499

    Ghost 150 don’t need to upgrade any hooks or split rings.
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    Offshore Crippled ginger bft

    At least one person has to have them on in the boat
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    Offshore 6th time is a charm LB to 499

    get a clear popper we have threw the whole box at foamers and not a lick but once we throw a a clear popper almost instant. for some reason those clear poppers are like crack to foaming bluefin
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    Offshore Crippled ginger bft

    Decided to send it and chase the blues again. Took my best friend out to try and get him on his first tuna. He just came off of a shoulder surgery so he does not have high hopes of pulling on fish. We launch out of Long Beach at around 5 and get to Catalina around 6:30 and push about 20 miles...
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    Bay / Harbor Silverwood Lake 07/19

    If you’re throwing poppers, this is the place. Nice catch.
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    Madmac Hooks

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    Bahia de Los Angeles

    This , or go to San quintin and stay at the old mill. All you want everything and close to the border. And it’s not remote. I did baja for 35 years. Motorhome and a 20’ whaler. Often for a month at a time, several times a year. Hunted there a lot, too. From Cabo to San Felipe. But not now. It’s...
  56. bajachild

    Custom gaff question bamboo

    The 2 part gorilla glue epoxy seemed to soak into the cord more, making it darker. I only used that in the hook area, and I use a lot. When I coated the other areas with cord wrap with regular epoxy, they were less dark and maintained their original color. Strange.
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    Custom gaff question bamboo

    I cut down my neighbor’s bamboo along my fence. Dry it out. Drill hole. Wrap hook. I initially apply gorilla glue clear epoxy to set it good. A wrap in the middle and a wrap at the end (grips). Finish with a few coats of clear epoxy over the whole thing. Killed every fish on the boat expect the...
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    Offshore 499 bft 7/15

    It’s a phenix axis 780H 7’8 25-60 pound
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    Offshore 499 bft 7/15

    I think we used about 30 gallons
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    Offshore 499 bft 7/15

    Penn slammer 6500 with 65 bl braid to a 2 foot leader of 80 pound mono
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    Offshore 499 bft 7/15

    With the good weather and a 17 foot boat me and my dad said why not go the long distance. We launched out of Long Beach and and skipped bait cus for our 3 years of targeting the bluefin we have never gotten a single one on bait. But we went straight to the top of Catalina than our to the 499...
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    MadMac Price Gouging

    I’m only a $20 guy.
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    MadMac Price Gouging

    He’s making full use of his connection to get a much sought-after lure. They’re up for sale for $200. If you need to buy groceries and gas for your family, and don’t have extra money to go FISHING, then these are not for you. If you wipe your ass with $50s, like a lot of fishermen in $100,000...
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    MadMac Price Gouging

    That’s the stupidest comment on this thread. How is he exploiting? Does he put a gun to their head and reach into their wallets? Don’t want it, don’t buy it. Don’t want to spend $4500 to go on his boat, don’t. When clients dry up, the fees will drop. Economics.
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    Long Beach ramp shit show!

    Welcome to my 11th grade English class. Same attitude. And they get pissed when they’re called out. Our future looks “bright.”
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    Micro bait for foamers ect.

    Same here. 2 weeks ago down in mex.
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    Offshore July 9 277/209

    Left DP at 5:30 with big sardines. Straight to the 277. Few boats. Not much. Tons of bait at 50-150’. Nothing on top. No meters. Waited out the low tide at 10:30ish. Nothing showed. Trolled madmacs. Headed to 209. Water stayed 68-70° both places. EVERY STOP was loaded with bait. All at 50-150...
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    Offshore First personal tuna, memorable fight

    Kid throws a 7’8” Phenix 25-60 with a penn slammer 3 6500 with 65 braid to a 100mono. About 3 feet. He can throw it 80 yards but with my boat, they’re 30 feet away 🤣. At that close, you can see the size. My kid caught a 65lb on a Daiwa BG 4000 last year. 15-40 rod.
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    Local Bluefin

    From a 100 pounder.
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    MadMac question. How fast were you trolling when you got bit?

    10-12 mph Went 2/2. A 50 a 111. both on purple with black mackerel stripes. Towards the knuckle. 2 weeks ago. 200 size.
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    Nomad 200 Madmac’s trolling connection suggestions

    I did 80-100 lb braid to about 80’ of 100lb mono. SD jam knot right to the lure. Went 2/2. A 50 and a 111lb.
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    MadMac Price Gouging

    You missed a comma and a period.
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    MadMac Price Gouging

    There’s a difference between need vs. want.
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    MadMac Price Gouging

    Good for Billy K and anyone else who takes advantage of a supply/demand issue. I’m 2/2 on madmacs. A 50 and a 100+. My $300 spreader bar, 0/0.
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    Trolling Nomad Madmac’s 160/200/220 grams for 🐟

    I got a 50 and a 111lb last week Tuesday on purple with black mackerel stripes. 10-13 mph. 100lb mono top shot. 125+- yards back.
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    Offshore 182 & Corner

    It’s out of SD about 33 miles. It’s the US/Mexican line. Makes a hard left. Stay west and you’re not in mex waters.
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    Coronado Report?

    Go another 15 miles and get to the bluefin grounds.
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    WTB AVETS (specific models and colors)

    I got this reel when it came out. It’s awesome. And, and good buy.
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    Temporary Importation Permit (TIP) - Need Help

    Ha. No. I don’t think they’re that particular. Just needs the spots filled in.
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    Temporary Importation Permit (TIP) - Need Help

    I downloaded my passport, ID, boat registration, and the official letter was me typing onto a word doc that “I, Billy Bob, am the legal owner of Boston Whaler CF xxxxx and vin#xxx.” Something of that nature.
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    Madmacs 240

    We used about 60’ of 100lb mono. From either the 80lb or 100lb braided reels. No swivel. Used a SD jam knot. Worked perfect. Got a 111 and 50 pounder on the purple with black mackerel stripes. (See my (kid’s)post from the other day)
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    Offshore 6/21 bft

    We weren’t chatting on the radio. Didn’t hear much either on 72. Some knuckle talk and that’s about it. We bumped into a guy at the dock in a sailfish cc with twins on back. He said they were doing the 302 or something like that. We saw 2-3 boats and they were closest 2 miles away.
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    Madmac hooks question

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    Best gaff for big BF

    Hey BD, Yesterday my boy and I stuck a 111lb BF. The problem is that when I stuck it, it dove under the boat and bent my aluminum gaff at the rub rail. It was a good shot, right in the gills, but he freaked out. Now it’s toast. So my question is what is the best kind of gaff for a small boat...
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    Madmac hooks question

    It’s literally surgery to get them out. Dikes cutting. Pliers didn’t work to pop them out.
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    Madmac hooks question

    Replace with the 5/0 trebs.
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    Offshore 6/21 bft

    He’s an idiot. I drag him from bed at 230. No shoes. No flip flops. WTF? He wears the new converse that were in the back seat. 2 pairs of jammy bottoms.
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    Offshore 6/21 bft

    I 2 pair!!!
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    Offshore 6/21 bft

    The big boy went 111lbs taped out.
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    Offshore 6/21 bft

    Purple with black mackerel stripes. 200
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    Offshore 6/21 bft

    Wh had a white-ish one. Not the sardine, but similar. Didn’t touch it. Speed 10-13mph
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    Offshore 6/21 bft

    We had about 80’ of 100 mono. About 100-130y back.
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    Offshore 6/21 bft

    Purple got the only bites for us we had like a pink sardine color out but only purple got hit. And we were going between 10-14 mph
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    Offshore 6/21 bft

    100 pound mono leader and between 100-125 yards back
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    Offshore 6/21 bft

    Left San Diego bay at 5:15ish and went straight south cut through the islands and made a bee line for the knuckle. Stopped on a bird school and threw poppers for probably a 18 pound bonito and threw it back. Kept going and made and stoped on more birds this time they were bluefin so we threw on...
  96. bajachild

    Old prop recycling?

    Keep it as a spare. You’ll be glad you did when you demolish the new one on accident.
  97. bajachild

    Broken Madmac fix?

    For $40, you’ll wish you had a new one. Pony up.
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    Accurate bx2-600 $409

    Accurate. 🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮
  99. bajachild

    Boat Owners - What MPG You Gettin?

    2019 Whaler 170 Montauk. 115 Merc Even loaded with 4 people, gear, 22g kodiak bait tank, and extra 25g in gas after a 100m trip, about 4.25 mpg.
  100. bajachild

    I am out of yellowtail.

    El Monte sams club sells it. Whole fillets. Next to the salmon and tuna.
  101. bajachild

    Looking for a fishing buddy who is a guide

    I only go out 50 miles in my 17 whaler. Sorry.
  102. bajachild

    Bag / container for Poppers I’ve had this for a season so far. Holds my surface irons. No issues yet. I’m gonna get another for poppers and stick baits.
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    Off season

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    Inshore New rockfish limit for 2022

    I bring my kids. I get too many fish.
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    Remove permanent marker from fiberglass

    Dry erase marker. Over the permanent. Works on getting permanent off dry erase boards. Classroom trick. Worth a try.
  106. bajachild

    Your first fishing memory

    About 5 years old. Mid 70s. Sitting on the pier at Bay of LA’s gringo point, catching spotties, triggers, and puffers as my dad cleaned yellows at the other end.
  107. bajachild

    Almost time for Lobster

    Salmon heads from the meat counter or Asian markets are best. Seals love them too. Or any fresh dead bait.
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    Offshore Week of Sept 13 - Tanner Bank - What's working lately.

    Since I can’t really get my 170 whaler out there, how about a lift? 🤣🤣
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    How to Fish Catalina Island

    Check this out.
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    Dorado vs WSB-for those who have fished both

    I heard it was sandhill cranes.
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    Blue fin boat shy?

    I’ve noticed that the bait balls are not giant, therefore by the time I’ve jetted over to the boils, bait is dispersed and they’re done. The boat doesn’t help, but when there’s a ton of bait, they’re all around the boat. It’s a combination of both. Some are seconds and one cast. Others are...
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    Offshore Finally!!! A pic to post

    Awesome!! Welcome to the “finally” club. 🤣🤣🤣
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    Offshore BFT everywhere but my boat

    Get ahead and to the side of them. Poppers for all but one. It helped there were tons of boils all over. Saw single terns dipping, too, when it was slower. Got hit by sub-surface feeders cruising through. The terms were following them. Placement and patience.
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    Offshore BFT everywhere but my boat

    I put about 250 miles in my 17’er over 2.5 days in SD and DP. Sniffed them a lot but no takers. Finally had an epic couple of days in SD. I figured out how to approach them. Got 3 one day and 2 another. Time and effort. Same thing I tell my students. It’ll happen.
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    Shelter island guest slips

    Do you know of a place that allows you to keep a trailer on site? That seems to be the problem with most. Thanks.
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    Shelter island guest slips

    Anyone have any recent experience with using the guest slips for a small boat? Issues? Access? For $1.19 a foot it’s a bargain. Thanks. Mike
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    Offshore Sharing The Bacon 7-19-21

    I was the guy in the whaler you were chatting with at the ramp about poppers. We went to the islands. It was quiet. Headed north. Got a couple 18lb YT on a paddy then gave you a call. Thanks for the intel. Glad you had a good day. Mike
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    Offshore Dana Point BF jumpers

    Left arcadia today at 340. In the harbor at 520. Went straight out about 12 miles. Saw a few 20-30 lbers jumping and busting bait. 33/16 117/45. Threw colt snipers and iron on them for nothing. Scouted around. Glassed. Waited. Came in to about 10 miles to acres of bait. Micro. Huge schools...
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    Offshore Caught an electric stingray and got ZAPPED

    Only 1x per year? Well, I did do 300h last year. I’ve done it 3x.
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    Will you put a new boat in dry storage ?

    If you’re into cabin boats, I’m not the guy. I was just curious about aluminum vs fiberglass. I grew up on and have a whaler, so I’m a little biased. I like center consoles. I watched the manufacturer’s video. It’s a snappy boat.
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    Will you put a new boat in dry storage ?

    Newport Dunes has great service. Dry storage seems well protected. But then you’re limited to Newport. That’ll get boring fast. Question: why aluminum? For 100k there’s, in my opinion, superior boats. They seem like an Oregon style boat. That’s all I see when I’m there.
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    I learned three lessons from fish processing (edited)

    Cheating ain’t cheating til you get caught.
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    Offshore 6/30 fish everywhere I SUCK!

    I don’t have problems. No dead bait ever. It’s just the Rule pumps are grossly overpriced and I didn’t get any more longevity out of them. They were stock on the boat, and failed quickly.
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    Offshore 6/30 fish everywhere I SUCK!

    Yes. Thru-hull. To a 500gph rule on a seacock that fills the livewell.
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    Offshore 6/30 fish everywhere I SUCK!

    Here’s mine. No hang-ups ever.
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    Offshore 6/30 fish everywhere I SUCK!

    Mounted on a 2019 170 Montauk. I’ve got replacement pumps in the console and have quick-snaps already rigged. It’s a 1 minute swap if needed. And I buy the cheap pumps as the Rule pumps have been no better.
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    Offshore 6/30 fish everywhere I SUCK!

    I’ve got a bait pump mounted on the transom on a transom-saver pad. Works great. 750gph to a kodiak. I’ve got a thru-hull for a livewell but it’s not able to push my kodiak. I won’t drill more holes in the boat. Just an idea. Good luck. 👍
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    Offshore No wounds to lick today :-)

    Nice job. I’m the guy in the whaler when you slid in on that paddy. Great job!!
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    Offshore Chum hard!!! 6/27

    That’s funny. I heard you hail 2x then telling him his prop has line. We were behind him about 1m. We saw you later in the day. I was the 170 whaler. Nice job.
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    OC near shore spots

    Go to turners and get the map booklet. And get a gps.
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    Offshore 371, 425, Coronado islands 6-19

    I was out last Wednesday as well. Just islands. Monster cuds all over. Few YT sightings, but no takers. A 600lb+ seal almost came into my boat for a cuda. Scary.
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    Offshore 371, 425, Coronado islands 6-19

    We hit the islands on the way back, too. I was in the whaler Montauk 170. Same story.
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    Fuck ...
  134. bajachild

    Offshore Mexican Insurance

    Discover Baja
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    Offshore Islander 1.5 May 24-26

    That’s some sick shit right there. Congrats!!
  136. bajachild

    Fishing the 302/371 and avoiding 12mile radius of Coronado Island

    The US mex insurance add-on is for you. To cover your stuff. Not for them. If you crash into or injure a Mexican citizen, and don’t have a Mexican issued policy, you may have problems. This is my understanding. To each his own.
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    Fishing the 302/371 and avoiding 12mile radius of Coronado Island

    Mex insurance from a MEXICAN company, as well. The US add-ons don’t cover it. Mine is issued through CHUBB.
  138. bajachild

    Rock fishing rod. What do you guys recommend?

    When I get deeper than 250, it’s more about the reel to me. 🤣
  139. bajachild

    Rock fishing rod. What do you guys recommend?

    You can still catch pig yellows on a light rig. Here’s my boy with his avet sxj and a bass rod🤣🤣 We were rock fishing Anacapa last year.
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    Rock fishing rod. What do you guys recommend?

    40-80 would be no fun. 7’ 15-40. It’s rock fish.
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    Islands Fishing SD 5/23

    As a high school English teacher, I approve. 👍
  142. bajachild

    Most summers I do Alsea Bay, Winchester, Coos, Gold Beach, and Brookings. Love catching all the...

    Most summers I do Alsea Bay, Winchester, Coos, Gold Beach, and Brookings. Love catching all the above. Next year for sure. Taking this year off.
  143. bajachild

    I’ve got a couple pumps under the console. Quick snap wires. I don’t do the pricy pumps, as I...

    I’ve got a couple pumps under the console. Quick snap wires. I don’t do the pricy pumps, as I haven’t had much better longevity from them. And I change all out at the end is the season, bait and both bilge.
  144. bajachild

    Saltiga 40ha or Trinidad 20a for surface iron?

    It’s like making a rectangular bait tank work. Just pony up for the trini.
  145. bajachild

    Keeping bait alive in small bait tank

    You’ll wish you had more live bait at some time. Nursing an inferior tank is a losing battle. You lost 50% of $50. But it’s not just the money, it’s having precious bait when you need it, not a pile of deads in the back. It’s one of those things where you kick yourself after it’s done, mad you...
  146. bajachild

    I tried to mod mine in my whaler. I made a drop-down hose with holes in it like a flute to try...

    I tried to mod mine in my whaler. I made a drop-down hose with holes in it like a flute to try and circulate the water. It helped for about 20 small baits, but no way for a scoop. I tried to round the corners. Nope. Made it too small. Still have a circulation problem as well. I even tried using...
  147. bajachild

    Keeping bait alive in small bait tank

    The built-in live-well in my 170 whaler blows. 22 gallons and square. It’s got a 500gph pump to it but it doesn’t circulate. It sprays from the top. Overflow center post. I don’t use it. Ive Got a 22g oval kodiak with a 750gph mounted on the transom. My bait NEVER dies and it’s stuffed and gets...
  148. bajachild

    Vaccinations on sport boats?

    Holy crap. Bunch of sport-boat babies arguing like children. Enjoy your 3x a year holding your breath. I’ll be out 50x, mask-free and unvaccinated. 🤣🤣
  149. bajachild

    Here's what you need to know to fish Mexico

    Passport. Mex fish license. Insurance from a Mexican carrier.
  150. bajachild

    Islands Santa Barbara Island late report 4/2

    Most of you babies won’t take your boats out 55 miles. So, shut up.
  151. bajachild

    Fish weather..

    I’m going.
  152. bajachild

    Transom mount bait pumps tip

    For $20 I just change it out, running or not. Keep a couple spares under the console. I’ve had no better luck with rule than other cheap brands. My 1100 Sahara burned out after one season, and it was just a bilge, so seldom used. I also back a garden hose through the line to the pump and push...
  153. bajachild

    Fish weather..

  154. bajachild

    Fish weather..

    Looks like a small weather window. If there’s swell coming down, I go to the bottom on Ana and work up the back. On the way home from the gap is easier downhill.
  155. bajachild

    Remington 1100 20g LEFT HAND

    Early 70s. Super condition. Cycles perfect. Sat in closet for 30 years. Maybe 5 boxes through it. Message for pics. $1,500.
  156. bajachild

    Newport Beach launch ramp

    Davies area is a shithole. Newport 100%. The homes and boats you can’t afford are worth the extra time out.
  157. bajachild

    Weather and fishing spots

    When I see this the night before, I stay home. I go out 40-50 times a year and I’m patient.
  158. bajachild

    Weather and fishing spots

    You can’t fish the inside on Ana. Look up the MLPAs and you’ll see them.
  159. bajachild

    Weather and fishing spots

    Tomorrow is bad. Even if the weather is nice, the night before made seas angry.
  160. bajachild

    San Quintín trip.. help🙏

    The old mill is where I used to go. It’s now totally over-developed since the good old days. But they’ve got rooms, a ramp, restaurant, charters, etc. Google it. If you bring your own boat, hire a guide to go with you. The channel itself is a challenge. Good luck.
  161. bajachild

    Do you kill the outboard prior to dropping lines?

    Idling your engine constantly will ruin it. A friend needed to replace a 70hp due to never shutting it off.
  162. bajachild

    Custom Calstar GFDH 900M & Torium 20

    Bought from him. Good seller. Good Calstar 15-40 I bought.
  163. bajachild

    Food recs for offshore

  164. bajachild

    Young Boat Owner in need of Help

    First learn the boat. Electronics. Bilge pumps. Batteries. Having and replacing spare items. Prop care. Changing fluids (they’re easy). Proper cleaning. BoatUS towing. Trailering. Launching. Loading. Backing down a ramp. Bait tanks. Gas filling and range. Know your MPG at different speeds. Radio...
  165. bajachild

    Lost my job... anyone hiring?

    I would follow KXKH’s suggestion. As a teacher, I know there’s a ton of school district jobs in district offices that seem to be always open. There are food services, transportation, building maintenance, etc., all with accounting and oversight needs. Create an account on edjoin. Look at...
  166. bajachild

    Mex Ped crossing for visa

    Go from SD or MB to the islands or wherever multiple times. He said it wasn’t a problem. Good for 180 days.
  167. bajachild

    Mex Ped crossing for visa

    I towed a boat for 30 years in mex. mostly Baja and Baja Sur. Went through SY most of the time. I don’t anymore. I got the visa to do the islands and offshore from mission bay/SD. Eco bracelet is now $99.
  168. bajachild

    Mex Ped crossing for visa

    Walked across at San Ysidro today at 9:15 am. All offices closed. Needed to drive across and hit the immigration station at the right of the entrance ramp. Easy. About $32 for 180 days. Told guy what I wanted to do with my boat, back and forth. He said, “no problem.” Drove back across.
  169. bajachild

    Any latest on what's needed to fish Nados on private boat?

    That’s the place where the gal said the entry/exit dates are hard dates. She said, “We can make it a 3 day window in case the wind blows.” No 180 days like people say here. I know. I know. Go to the border. But I’m 2 hours away.
  170. bajachild

    Any latest on what's needed to fish Nados on private boat?

    I just got off the phone with a gal at a mex travel service. She said the dates are hard dates. In/out. There is no 180 day window. Ideas?
  171. bajachild

    Fishing in SLO

    My local KOA is closed by the governor. Been for weeks. Only essential people can stay. Better check. I’ve had all reservations cancelled.
  172. bajachild

    Fred Hall 2021

    As a HS teacher, after almost a year of this crap, going online and navigating what would probably be a half-asses platform is the last thing parents want to do. It will fail.
  173. bajachild

    Lobstering in Catalina

    Rest assured, there are a LOT of jerks here. I met a random guy here from Ventura that opened me up to the islands, and for that I’m grateful. But they’re few and far between.
  174. bajachild

    New Recreational Groundfish Regulations For 2021

    have a tool to send them back to the bottom. I sent a pig yellow eye down and then I saw a seal eating him. Go figure.
  175. bajachild

    Mission beach, La Jolla 12-20

    I was in the 17 whaler. Nada
  176. bajachild

    I’ll get some more pictures. The boat is at Lake Isabella. When he goes back up, I’ll see if he...

    I’ll get some more pictures. The boat is at Lake Isabella. When he goes back up, I’ll see if he can bring it back. I can go and get it myself. It’s only 180 miles. Mike
  177. bajachild

    My parents had a house in a camp that was flooded out in the 80s. After the floods (and the...

    My parents had a house in a camp that was flooded out in the 80s. After the floods (and the house was gone) we ventured back to the area. There was a big camp open on a diked road south of our camp. That’s where we hunted and ran into Bob Polk. He let us use his boat as a test run and my dad...
  178. bajachild

    Yes. It’s just sitting at my parent’s house. The engine is original to the boat. It’s my dad’s...

    Yes. It’s just sitting at my parent’s house. The engine is original to the boat. It’s my dad’s boat and he took good care of engine, draining carbs after it was run and always having impeller replaced. It truly has low hours on it. It’s a fabulous duck hunting boat. I’ve been on aluminum Jon...
  179. bajachild

    Takinng suggestions recipe for trout

    Smoke them.
  180. bajachild

    Offshore Fishing from a small boat

    Here’s my 4 cans in the back. I’ve got 200mile range. Not that I need it, but the heavier I get, the lower the mpg.
  181. bajachild

    Offshore Fishing from a small boat

    I just added vessel view onto my merc 115. It’ll be handy for gas used, but I know my mileage pretty well. I did 122 miles RT off San Diego and used 27 gallons. 3 adults and 22g bait tank. Plus I had 25 extra gallons on back in racing cans. Have 25g under the floor in my 17’ whaler.
  182. bajachild

    Spotted Bay Bass

    Nope. Caught a lot of those near Santa Rosalia. Also caught a lot of 5 lb spotties. Good guess, though. Brought back memories.
  183. bajachild

    Looking to rent a small slip in Newport Harbor for 1 day

    The north side of balboa island has public piers. They’ve got blue posts on them. About 2-3 on that side(they’re all over the harbor, but this is a quiet, low traffic place). First one on Coral I believe. I motored the harbor last Sunday And it’s slow. It’s winter and you could tie up there and...
  184. bajachild

    Mackeral at channel islands

    When I’m in the gap, they’re at about 80-100 feet. Sold band on finder. Every drop with a squid strip. Some of the biggest I’ve ever seen.
  185. bajachild

    Offshore Action on the ridge

    First thing I got, even with a brand new boat.
  186. bajachild

    Lookout for floating dinghy

    Or kilos of coke 🤣
  187. bajachild

    Want to fish Channel Islands. Boat/Landing suggestions?

    I launch from Oxnard. A bunch of charters there. Look up the reports. The higher up the islands you go, the better the fishing.
  188. bajachild

    Offshore Action on the ridge

    Glad you were there to help. Should have bought a Whaler.
  189. bajachild

    Friday night hooping

    The measuring is the worst part, as reality sets in 🤣🤣. Thanks for the report. Enjoy.
  190. bajachild

    How much does a fella pay to his host on a private boat?

    I’m going out anyways. If friends come along it’s just company. I don’t not go because there aren’t paying friends to be found. So if I invite someone, I don’t expect a greased palm. If they do, thanks.
  191. bajachild

    POLK duck boat

    1987 Bob Polk duck boat. Custom built. Fiberglass. Very few made. Original owner. This is one of his last models built. 14’ with a Yamaha 50hp jet drive. Hull is tunneled. Stick steering. Runs in about 3” of water. Used a few years in Mexico when new to hunt the Rio Hardy. Area dried up and...
  192. bajachild

    Head on a swivel

    Almost lost my parents today. They’re at Newport Dunes for a month. He goes out on his 19’ Arima about 4x per week. He was drifting between the Newport and Balboa piers about 1/2 miles off shore. He said a 40’ or so yacht style boat powered up the coast on a collision course with him. Said he...
  193. bajachild

    New Boater Recommendations

    I go 50m out and have 120m days all the time. I’ve got a 17’ whaler. If you trust your boat, and do weather homework, it’s fine.
  194. bajachild

    Dana point bonito and lobster 10/29

    It sure does. I crab a lot in Oregon, but getting your first bug (about a month ago), sure feels good.
  195. bajachild

    Orange County MLPA question

    Chit Chat is douche central. It’s all the short guys getting even with the world with their keyboard.
  196. bajachild

    Fishermans Landing Tackle Day Worth Drive?

    Your cost in gas and time will eat the savings. I won’t drive to bass pro with a $50 gift card. There’s no savings.
  197. bajachild

    Omc engines?

    If you may be searching eBay for parts, this ain’t the one.
  198. bajachild

    UFO, Iron Man, Sumo History

    I thought this was about aliens, iron man, and a fat Japanese guy walking into a bar.
  199. bajachild

    Safe offshore boating distance?

    if you’re traveling 30 across the ocean and hit a log, punching a hole in your boat, you’re in trouble. Most boats are made as cheaply as possible. Swamping the bow with a wake from a ferry or large boat can cause problems. Risk vs reward. I have the best boat in the world. I have no second...
  200. bajachild

    Safe offshore boating distance?

    If your boat can sink because of too much water or you punch a hole in it, stay out of the open ocean. There’s nothing worth dying for.
  201. bajachild

    Is it beneficial or a detrimental to use a 2 speed reel when rock fishing?

    High speed. Braid. 30lb leader. Dropper loop. No 2 speed. I found lever drags blow. Too much in and out of gear staying on the bottom. Just my opinion. I fish channel islands a lot. I use an old school torium 14.
  202. bajachild

    Catalina - Frontside or Backside

    I’ve got a whaler 170. I bring 4 5gallon racing gas tanks strapped in the back. With the 25 in boat and 20+ on back, I can go 175-200m. Helps when I’m going 100 or more, which is often.
  203. bajachild

    Offshore san diego - american waters west 10/15

    Does it matter? Maybe he feeds it to his dog.
  204. bajachild

    Offshore Where to find good kelp patties?
  205. bajachild

    Jigs In Fish

  206. bajachild

    NEW NOMAD DTX MINNOW COLORS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Be careful they don’t have stickers as the color. My Nomad has a sticker that came undone before it ever got wet. Maybe they’ve changed.
  207. bajachild

    Offshore West of 182

    Nope. No tuna. Just everything else.
  208. bajachild

    Do it all Baitcaster size?

    Shimano Calcutta 400.
  209. bajachild

    Offshore West of 182

    It was there or SBI. Looks like it’s SBI Saturday. Thanks for the report.
  210. bajachild

    REEL & ROD Combo ID

    Hang it on the wall. It’s now art. Look for some vintage lures and you’ve got a nice display.
  211. bajachild

    Hooked a Marlin under a paddy

    I’ve caught lots and lots of sailfish in Baja. After dodo and YT fishing, we’d go looking for them. The water was usually glassy and you could see their pectoral fins as they were sunning themselves. Packs of 3 and 4 sometimes. Quick flip of a Mack and they’d tail dance 30’ off the bow. But this...
  212. bajachild

    Best way to sell reels and rods

    I think this place is best. I’d like to think most here are legit fish people. Craigslist seems like it would be a creepy lurkers playground. eBay has tons of fees and almost mandatory shipping. Here, no fees and most will pick up. Just my .02.
  213. bajachild

    Santa Barbara Island 09/17/2020

    Waiting for weather to bust my 17’ whaler out there. Stupid wind.
  214. bajachild

    Performance improvement plan

    Local Knowledge has some informative videos. It seems like the guy(s) sorta known what they’re doing. ;)
  215. bajachild

    Looking For inshore Spots Along Sand Pedro and Long Beach

    Go to Turners. They have individual maps and booklets. Laminated. Good stuff. About $15 each or the whole book for $50ish.
  216. bajachild

    Hooked a Marlin under a paddy

    Spin gear with 50lb braid with a 30lb floro topper.
  217. bajachild

    Hooked a Marlin under a paddy

    Headed to top of Cat from SP bait. About halfway stopped on a paddy. Threw iron and sent out a sardine. Got picked up by this guy on the bait. Fight lasted about 4 minutes then popped. Good stuff.
  218. bajachild

    Offshore Most dangerous offshore experience

    Early 80s. Merc craps our on Valco 14’. Made it to tiny island in B of LA. Night falls. My dad was at camp on gringo point by the old pier. Wind started blowing. He needed to heavily convince the locals to start a search. We had a fire going as my mom smoked and had matches. Plus the gas...
  219. bajachild

    Rod Power vs. Reel Drag

    no. 100lb braid with a 40lb topshot means you have 40lb line. It’s like the weakest link in a chain.
  220. bajachild

    Threshers galore!

    No license required.
  221. bajachild

    Offshore Pesky little dorado

    Grammar bad !!! Their and you’re. And it’s ok to help others out. Sheesh. Relax.
  222. bajachild

    Offshore Mahi mahi and yellowtail 8-23

    Get a bucket and a good bilge. Oh, nice fish, too. ;)
  223. bajachild

    Offshore 8-22 Report

    I was between Cat and SCI yesterday. Not a boat in sight. Few going to the island. No birds. No life. Found 5 paddys with no one home. Water was 74.5 and smooth as glass.
  224. bajachild

    Should I get a Avet sxj

    My kid caught 2 30+ lb yellows in Ventura this year on his sxj g2 mc. Nice reels.
  225. bajachild

    Poppers for Dorado?

    I ended up in the hospital in Santa Rosalia because a dodo threw a giant Krocodile back at me from 30 feet as he was jumping. Instinct was to catch it to protect my face. Still have scars on my palm. So, use Krocodiles!!
  226. bajachild

    Feedback Please

    I only saw ABBAGE. And thought it might be someone’s name.
  227. bajachild

    Ouch. H&M fish counts.....

    Did 93m Friday. Corner. 43. 68d at the 43. Nothing. Chatter on 72 was pissed there were no fish.
  228. bajachild

    Offshore Orange County BFT Foamers 8/3

    right, because a camera in the hand is waaaay better than a rod when fish are boiling. “Fuck the rod, grab my iPhone.” Tool.
  229. bajachild

    trail rite trailers

    Hitch depot. Monrovia CA
  230. bajachild

    Offshore Topwater Bluefin in US Waters Sunday 6/28

    Thanks for proper grammar and punctuation. Oh, and nice report. Thanks.
  231. bajachild

    Rod Pairing Help

    Accurate 🤮
  232. bajachild

    How much for a custom wrap?

    Thanks for the replies. He’s happy to be back in the saddle. I only gave the blanks and he’s doing the rest. I’ve got a good number in my head from all your input. Thanks, guys.
  233. bajachild

    How much for a custom wrap?

    I’ve taken a few blanks to a friend who’s now back to building rods. An 8’ and a 7’. I’ve seen his work and it’s great. It’s not his main source of income. Just a “hobby.” My question is how much do I pay him per rod? I bought the blanks. He’s not going super crazy with a ton of custom patterns...
  234. bajachild

    Please recommend Bay of LA gear

    I fished BofLA for 20 years. Bring the smaller stuff, too. Lots of fun fish on smaller gear. It’s no fun catching triggers on a 40lb setup. You may need to shift gears and won’t have the right stuff. Go prepared.
  235. bajachild

    fresh dead squid (LA/N.OC)

    I used some today. I wouldn’t say it’s rinsed. It’s full of guts. Ink. Those plastic-like pieces. I wouldn’t eat it. Hope this helps.
  236. bajachild

    fresh dead squid (LA/N.OC)

    Asian market. 99 Ranch. 3lb box for about $10.
  237. bajachild

    Barricuda sashimi??! Say it ain’t so...

    And they smell like ass.
  238. bajachild

    Turd Circus - Dos - Dana Point

    I think the world is getting its mind back.
  239. bajachild

    Offshore Looking to go tuna fishing...

    Not dana landing. Was there Saturday. Was launching at 530 but when I left, there were police at driveway. Didn’t see them checking “papers.”
  240. bajachild question

    Buoycast app is nice, too. Pick a Buoy from a map. Good data. Been reliable to me.
  241. bajachild

    Offshore Coronados 5/9 Quick Report

    Yes. Solo. No Mexican license. And he’s got a magical floating camera. 🙄
  242. bajachild

    Fished the Coronado Islands 5-9-2020 without a mexican fishing license.

    I “suspect” they are always enforcing. Just because you can’t get a license in order doesn’t mean they’re on vacation. Good luck trying to negotiate in Mexican waters.
  243. bajachild

    Offshore Heading out of Newport tomorrow

    I was at the 277 Tuesday. Huge kelp. No one home.
  244. bajachild

    Offshore Need A Deckhand For Your Boat?

    First of all, it’s “you’re,” and secondly, it’s “there.” But thanks, Captain Obvious. I’m well aware of the current school situation. As a high school teacher, and the wife teaching K, we are engaged in various school-related activities such as Google Classroom, zoom meetings with students, Meet...
  245. bajachild

    Red Tide Longevity

    Off dana yesterday.
  246. bajachild

    Offshore Need A Deckhand For Your Boat?

    I agree. As a teacher, I just watch the weather. Last week I did a staff meeting from emerald bay at cat. Tuesday I’ll be off Dana 20-30. Friday... maybe SBI.
  247. bajachild

    Offshore Need A Deckhand For Your Boat?

    It’s a school night. Go to bed 🤣.
  248. bajachild

    Offshore Need A Deckhand For Your Boat?

    Good going, kid. Don’t mind the douche baggers pushing you down. As a high school teacher, it’s refreshing to see determination from today’s youth. You’ve also got pretty good grammar and are good at expressing yourself. But first and foremost, stay in touch with your teachers, google classroom...
  249. bajachild

    Governor Targets Orange County

    OC sheriff just told Newsom to go fuck himself. No closure.
  250. bajachild

    Truth/Seigler reels

    Does anyone have any experience with these reels? They look sharp. Seem to get good reviews. American made. They’ve got a star drag, too. I’d like to try something besides Avet and shimano. Won’t touch an accurate. So don’t bother. Thanks for any input.
  251. bajachild

    Saw the PURSUIT off Catalina

    I’m in a 2019 Whaler 170. Come find me.
  252. bajachild

    Saw the PURSUIT off Catalina

    I got to the point at about 9. I was in the 17’ whaler. In the area with the parkers and that Robalo. They were about halfway to the shore. I got wind at 8miles out of LB. sucked.
  253. bajachild

    Saw the PURSUIT off Catalina

    Mandated reporter 🤣🤣
  254. bajachild

    Saw the PURSUIT off Catalina

    Saw them motoring down past Two Harbors. Must be running the engines and systems.
  255. bajachild

    Southern Cali Yellowtail gear

    A lot of online stores have no tax and no shipping charges. Plus in this mess, using an email can save 10-20%. Amazon will give you the most reviews. I think smaller stores filter the reviews to fit their narrative.
  256. bajachild

    The day is fast approaching...

    I’m going to Catalina tomorrow. You all keep talking.
  257. bajachild

    Boat in the Slip...Can we head out and fish?

    I agree. Wife and I are teachers. Full pay. I’m gonna take advantage of it. No traffic. Empty ramps. Went to DP today. Got emails from 2 different ramps in Ventura that they’re open. Going to Anacapa wed or Thursday. I don’t go near anyone. BTW, Dana was popping today. Boats all over. Just...
  258. bajachild

    Orange County's Launch Ramp Status

    There were people all over the beaches north and south of DP. I don’t known where the yaks launch, but there were a bunch in the harbor. Tubers, too. $10 to get in.
  259. bajachild

    DP - 03.28.20 - Got out

    I launched the whaler today at DP at about 830. No people. Pulled it out at 230. No people. Cops on the water just waved. Flat water almost all day. Fishing was slooooowwww.
  260. bajachild

    Orange County's Launch Ramp Status

    Their website says all open. RVs, ramp, etc. I’m going tomorrow for a wine and cheese harbor cruise ;)
  261. bajachild

    'tis the season for T's

    any cameras around? police have all that stuff.
  262. bajachild

    12/28 yakkin' fun

    Garibaldi is the california state fish. it's illegal to take them out of the water. so, how were they?
  263. bajachild

    san quintin 7-11 to 7-14

    stay at don eddies. get kelley to captail or his kids. take your catch to the restaurant and tell them to cook it for you, any way you like. breaded and/or garlic butter is my personal favorite. sit up on the deck for happy hour 2 for 1. good stuff. comes with all the fixins. like 7$ per person...
  264. bajachild


    good to see they are back. it was dead for so long that i travel farther south to the santa rosalia area. talk about nutso fishing.
  265. bajachild


    the good old days at the bay (20+ years ago) and the yellowtail would boil in 10 feet of water off gringo point for 1 hour. simply cast and catch. right there where the old pier used to be. i havent been there in 20 years. they used to have a fish cleaning facility that processed cecil fish for...
  266. bajachild

    need prop for late 80s merc. 9.9

    pasadena. ill talk to my dad as its his engine and see the limits of his journying. thanks, mike.
  267. bajachild

    need prop for late 80s merc. 9.9

    had to torch the old one off. anyone got ideas where to get my hands on one. the boat guy wants about $80, but thats a little steep. thanks, mike.
  268. bajachild

    San Bruno 7/1-7/11

    the striped fish is a spotted bay bass. you can catch hundreds of them outside the cove up to 5lbs. if you can fish with mike, i would do it. i have gone out with him 2x when i have not had my own 20' whaler. great guy and he fishes over 200 days a year so he knows the place. take a tour of the...
  269. bajachild

    San Bruno 7/1-7/11

    looks like you were out of san lucas cove?