Went out on opening night in LB and managed to get 3 legals and a bunch of shorts.
Also, got 1 legal rock crab and 4 spider crabs.
My friend took all the spider crabs as I didn't want to deal with the cleaning. They were pretty muddy and nasty looking..
Question, how do they taste? It looks...
Early launch out of sunset, picked up some crappy sardines from nacho and headed to the east end of catalina.
About 2 miles straight out from the quarry, found a kelp loaded with Dorados and 3 Molas.
Threw surface iron, hooked 2 and landed 1. They seemed to have lost interest after that bite...
Fished the inner wall at night using berkley jerk shad and 3 in swimbaits.
Caught my pr calico, fought really hard on light gear. Now I know why people button down their drags when fishing these bass near structure.
Absolutely loving the trolling motor.
Fished the wall to test out my newly installed motorguide xi5 with spotlock.
What a difference! Now everyone can fish without having to reposition the boat which kinda took the fun out of fishing.
4 fish in about hours of fishing. Kinda slow, but looking forward using the TM this season.
This past weekend, one of my two batteries on my boat died.
I got to the launch ramp and tried to start the boat on battery 1 and did not start.
So I started the motor with battery 2 and it worked.
I was a little hesitant to go out knowing I only had one working battery, but decided to go out...
How do you fish for Opaleye?
I know they like frozen peas and seaweed from the Asian market, but how do you rig them?
I'm planning on doing some opal eye fishing at the break wall.
Any tip will be much appreciated.
How do you crimp the larger size wires?
Most crimpers sold at stores are only up to 10 awg.
The big crimpers are usually very big and expensive. I just need to crimp one 6 gauge ring terminal.
How should I go about this without having to buy a very expensive crimper.
The manual says not to install TM within 3 feet of anchor as the GPS might be affected.
However, it's hard not to have it within 3 feet from the anchor. Does the iron in the anchor really disrupt the GPS of the TM?
If so, I'm thinking of removing the anchor and just carrying on board away from...
How strong is 3m 5200?
Thinking about using it as an adhesive to glue a piece of plywood onto the inside of the center console, so I can mount a battery charger onto the wood instead of drilling holes in center console.
Been working on installing Motorguide xi5 the past couple months. Just can't find the time with the family and putting in 30 minutes here and there.
So here's what I have so far. Fished the 6 gauge wire from the bow to the center console and installed a quick release bracket and finally got the...
What is the difference between the black diamond 809XHJ vs the USB 800H?
I know one is for saltwater and the other freshwater, but in terms of action and line rating, is there a big difference?
Which one should I go with?
I'm looking for a rod to pair with my lexa 400 to throw stick bait and...
Pulled the trigger on Minn Kota Terrova 24V, 80lb, 60 in shaft. Waiting for it to ship.
In the meantime shopping around for batteries, charger, circuit breaker, etc...
Do any of you guys with 1801 have any pictures of your wiring of the TM?
Some pictures of the inside of your console...
Was able to get out last minute despite the storms on the mirage and limit out on various rockfish and white fish. Was raining but luckily the wind wasn't bad.
Made some spicy fish soup with one of the red vermillion.
Trying to replace my impeller for my Parker 1801 with yamaha 150.
Where is a good place to buy OEM impellar kit?
Any online or even physical store you guys recommend?
Thanks in advance.
Also, if you guys have good tutorial videos, much appreciate it!
Took my boat out to izors reef yday. Got to the ramp around 11 and got to the area and started fishing around 11:30. 4 half day boats were out there. Some were bottom fishing and some were targeting barracuda on the surface.
Friend and I caught 6 barracuda on chrome tady. Super fun day...
First of all, best crew ever with captain Mike loust and frank and deckhands Brad, Robert, and Jesse. They worked very hard during the entire time doing there best to put everyone on fish. New respect for these guys as the job is very demanding both physically and mentally.
Food was amazing as...
Hate to do this but picked up a bunch of blanks that need to get wrapped.
This is a brand new custom glass calstar 270-8 wrapped by wiseguy.
$300---->$275 or trade with calstar 800ml.
pick up in brea.
714 943 4065
I've been looking for a calstar 270h-8 for a while now and its hard to find..thinking about just driving down to the seeker factory and picking up a seeker 270h-8 instead.
Much prefer calstar as all my rods are calstar and don't own any seeker.
Anyways, my question is what is the difference...
Have used it less than a dozen times over the years. Comes with hobie live well, seat, fish finder etc..
It just sits in the garage collecting dust.. will include the talic stand and hobie wheel as well.
Pick up in brea. $1500
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Calstar 800m with reel seat (went on one boat ride) SOLD
Calstar 670 (new) $200
Calstar 970 (new) $200
Cousins 270 (very clean) $225
Cousins 80l (very clean) $225
Or take all for $1000
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First time buying a boat. Looking at a very clean parker 1801 this weekend. Has under 200 hours and looks clean. The owner offered a sea trial this weekend.
My question is, is surveying in addition to a sea trial a must? I just read somewhere that insurance won't cover used boats that...
Looking to buying my first boat. Have narrowed it down to Parker 1801. Looking for a used one here on BD, but also looking into buying new through dealer.
What electronics do you recommend other than Fish finder and VHF?
I know a brand new 2021 Parker 1801 comes with a Garmin 64CV...
Selling only because I had to upgrade to a tundra to trailer a boat.
Excellent condition, clean, no accident.
Hate to sell this car as it is a very good, clean, and reliable truck.
Oil change every 5,000 miles with synthetic oil at Valvoline. Car has 94k.
Asking 15,000 obo.
Call or text...
Finally got permission from the boss (wife) to buy a new truck and a skiff.
Thinking about the Parker 1801 for fishing locally and Catalina Island.
Read alot of good reviews of this boat. Will fishing Catalina or even Coronado doable on this boat?
Also, currently driving a 4 cylinder...
Anyone fished this rod before? Looking for a 40lb setup for live bait. Stopped by the store in la habra yday and the rods look amazing. Looking for a back up to my calstar gg 6480. The reason is I want a rod with a reel seat and they do custom.
Curious about their 800l and 800m as well.
Planning on switching over to torques from talicas for the following rods.
30lb live bait for calstar gf 800m
40lb live bait for calstar gg 6480
50lb live bait for calstar gf 700h
60lb flat fall for calstar gf 770h
Taken on one boat ride and no fish. Pretty much new.
Used to throw surface iron but decided to stick to my Tranx 500.
Will post pics later.
With 65lb braid and 75yd of 40lb mono topshot.
Asking $425, pick up in Brea.
This is currently what I have for live bait..
(20) Calstar 196-8 with Trini 12a
(25) Calstar 270-8H with Trini 14a
(40) Calstar GG 6480 with Trini 20a
Debating whether I should pick up a Calstar 800M with Trini 16a or could the 270-8H or even the GG 6480 do 30??
What you think?
Selling my heavy tuna set up.
Calstar 770XH is brand new (never seen water).
Talica 20 has been on one boat ride, cast flat fall couple times, no fish. Pretty much new. Filled with 100lb white braid Power pro.
Will post pics later tonight. Text 714-943-4065.
Asking $875 for the combo or...
Cousins 80L (used on 2 trips, excellent condition, great live bait rod for 25lbs)
Cousins 6480 (New, great live bait for for 30lbs)
Cousins 95J Mag (taken on one boat ride, no fish)
Take all three for $600, will not split.
Will post pics later tonight.
Call or text 714-943-4065.
HAX 72 H (Very clean, used it 2 times this season) $150
HAX 72 XH (Very clean, used it 2 times this season) $150
HAX72 XXXH (Brand new, never seen water) $275
Please call or text Grant at 714-943-4065 if interested.
Will post pics later tonight.
Selling a hunting rifle I bought to go boar hunting with my uncle. Went hunting once and never encountered a boar...shot a handful of times trying to sight in the scope.
Asking $600 obo for the rifle, scope, and Caldwell lead sled with 100lbs of weight.
Call or text grant at 714 943 4065.
I bought this rifle to go boar hunting couple years ago, but never encountered one. Been sitting at home. Shot handful of times (less than 10) to dial in the scope. Comes with Leopold scope.
Its Remington 700 (30.06). I spent over a grand on this setup. Looking to trade with axis 72x3h, seeker...
The heaviest setup I have is axis 72x2h paired with fathom 40 2 speed to fish 60/80 lb leader.
Do I need a heavier setup for overnight to 2 day trip this season? If so what rod and reel would you recommend?
I have an almost new, used once Cousins 50lb rod for $190.
Reason I'm selling is because I have a Phenix Black Diamond rod in this class that I use more often.
I will also consider trading for a Cousins 30 or 40 lb rod in 7 foot.
Call or text Grant at 714-943-4065.
I have a brand new, never been fished, never seen water Grafighter 700 ML for trade for a new or excellent condition Calstar Grafighter Deckhand 800 M.
Please call or text Grant at 714-943-4065 if interested.
I'm looking to getting a 30 and a 40lb live bait rod? I prefer 7 footers. Most prefer 8 foot. I understand that 8 foot has an advantage in casting the bait out farther, but does it make that big of a difference?
All in excellent condition. Only used couple times. Trying to upgrade to Shimano Trinidads.
Saltist 20-minor boat rash, filled with 20lb mono ($100)
Salitst 30-clean, filled with 65lb braid ($100)
Saltist 40-Used once clean, filled with 65lb braid ($120)
Or take all 3 for...
Used it 2 times. Caught rat yellows. Pretty much new.
Filled with 80lb braid.
Will post pics later tonight when I get home from work.
$125 or trade for excellent condition penn fathom 25n star drag.
Text or call Grant at 714-943-4065
I'm looking for a short rod (under 7 feet) mainly to be used while kayak fishing as a 40 lb rig for trolling live bait, dropper loop, or yoyo, but something I can also use as a 60 lb rig for bluefin on party boats.
Would you recommed the 66h or 66xh??
Thinking about pairing it with Penn Fathom...
In great condition 9/10. Only used it 3 times. I have multiple 20lb rods and want to sell it.
Great 20lb live bait rod.
$90 pick up in La Habra/Brea/Fullerton area.
Call or text Grant at 714-943-4065
Brand new, never been used. I bought it at Longfin Tackle in Orange, CA, but realized it's way too big.
It is spooled with clear 40# mono Izorline.
I bought it for 399.99. However, I'm willing to sell it for $325.
I'm located in La Habra, CA.
Text 714-943-4065 if interested.