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  1. Shimano Penn

    Camper Van Conversion

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    Southern California Camper Van Conversion

    This is pretty much a fire sale at this point, I need to sell today or tomorrow as I leave for Mexico (permanently) Tuesday morning. I think if I had time this van could sell easily for $7500, I put over $11,000 into building it out. I dropped the CL ad price to $6000 but I'm open to any...
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    Osprey Farpoint Travel Packs (2)

    As the ad says it's a Farpoint, there is only one version of it as far as I know. You can get details on the Osprey website. The 55 has the detachable day pack, the 80 does not. Neither one technically qualifies as "carry on" but if not overpacked the 55 can pass, especially if you remove the...
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    Osprey Farpoint Travel Packs (2)

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    Southern California Osprey Farpoint Travel Packs (2)

    Change of plans, don't need these. I have a 55 and an 80. The 55 comes with a detachable day use pack. The 55 was used for a single 3 week trip to Mexico, the 80 is brand new never used. Asking $75 for the 55 and $100 for the 80. Text 619-865-1295. In Chula Vista near J Street Marina...
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    Bike: 2020 Giant Sedona DX

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  7. Bike:  2020 Giant Sedona DX

    Southern California Bike: 2020 Giant Sedona DX

    The Giant Sedona DX is a comfort/hybrid/commuter/mountain bike with an aluminum ALUXX / Aluxx / ALUXX-grade frame. Designed for stable, confident handling, Sedona DX is a great way to explore the neighborhood and start a new fitness routine. Featuring comfortable fat tires, a smooth suspension...
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    Traeger Tailgater Wood Pellet Grill

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  9. Traeger Tailgater Wood Pellet Grill

    Southern California Traeger Tailgater Wood Pellet Grill

    Moving and can't take it, used 3 seasons a few times per year mostly to smoke BFT, grill vegies, etc. Comes with cover, Traeger cookbook and NIB never used Thermoworks "Smoke" wireless Temp probe/ receiver. Probably have a 5 gal bucket or so of pellets around too, need to dig through storage...
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    Daiwa Rockfish combo's (3)

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  11. Daiwa Rockfish combo's (3)

    Southern California Daiwa Rockfish combo's (3)

    Obviously they can be used for anything but I don't like to use my nicer gear for rockfishing so these have been dedicated to that purpose. Daiwa VIP rods and X-SHA reels. (2) 6460M 6' 25-60 with X40-SHA reels and (1) 865H 6'-6" 20-50 with X30-SHA. Reels have appropriate braid backing and...
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    Guy Harvey print

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  13. Guy Harvey print

    Southern California Guy Harvey print

    Moving to Mexico, can't take it with me. It's nice. $25 (31" X 27") Text 619-865-1295 Located in Chula Vista near J Street Marina.
  14. Shimano Penn

    WTB - Like New Phenix Axis 7’6 3X (60-130)

    The link above is mine and I do still have it. I may be wrong but I don’t think there is a 7’-6” Axis, they are 7-2 (like mine) or 7-8.
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    5 Cubic Foot chest freezer FREE come get it!

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  16. 5 Cubic Foot chest freezer FREE come get it!

    Southern California 5 Cubic Foot chest freezer FREE come get it!

    Like it says, works perfectly. Sorry but BFT has all been removed ;) Downsizing for move, need it gone. Text 619-865-1295
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    Coin collectors? 1964 Kennedy half dollar in acrylic paperweight

    https://www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&ccid=MaQZAM7l&id=81E69B41ED53A97FDFB3009CFC6F64445CA9A65D&thid=OIP.MaQZAM7lQXQIlh-LLiTF-QHaEK&mediaurl=https%3a%2f%2fmedia.sandhills.com%2fimg.axd%3fid%3d4213164209%26wid%3d%26p%3d%26ext%3d%26w%3d0%26h%3d0%26t%3d%26lp%3d%26c%3dTrue%26wt%3dFalse%26s...
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    Coin collectors? 1964 Kennedy half dollar in acrylic paperweight

    I have one of these: https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=1964+kennedy+half+dollar+in+acrylic+paperweight&qpvt=1964+Kennedy+half+dollar+in+acrylic+paperweight&tsc=ImageHoverTitle&form=IGRE&first=1 It sat on my dad's dresser for 23 years until he passed in 1987 and somehow I managed to hang on...
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    5' Gaff

    Just gettin' started Nick, the best stuff will be up soon enough 8-) It's not a going out of fishing sale, it's a going out of So Cal sale ! All I'm keeping is my trolling gear and I'm off to Mexico baby, I'm all done with this work thing ;)
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    5' Gaff

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  21. 5' Gaff

    Southern California 5' Gaff

    Lower grip needs help. $10 pick up in Chula Vista near J St Marina. txt 619-865-1295
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    (3) Cheap 8 and 9' Spinning Rods

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  23. (3) Cheap 8 and 9' Spinning Rods

    Southern California (3) Cheap 8 and 9' Spinning Rods

    Jetty/ beach/ pier ... $10 each all 3 for $15. Pick up near J Street Marina Chula Vista. txt 619-865-1295
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    Sand Spikes (4)

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  25. Sand Spikes (4)

    Southern California Sand Spikes (4)

    (3) at 4-1/2' and (1) at 2'. $10 ea or $25 for all four. Local pickup in Chula Vista near Marina. txt 619-865-1295
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    12' Surf Rods

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  27. 12' Surf Rods

    Southern California 12' Surf Rods

    Not high end stuff but still it works. $20 takes both cash sale local pickup. txt 619-986-1295
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    Penn Defiance Combo

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  29. Penn Defiance Combo

    Southern California Penn Defiance Combo

    Kids, loaner, rockfish or just starting out; budget combo that will do the job. Like new condition, bought for a g/f who did NOT get into it :rolleyes: $40 local cash sale only. Txt 619-865-1295
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    T-Bar handle for TLD 20, 30/ 2 speed

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  31. T-Bar handle for TLD 20, 30/ 2 speed

    Southern California T-Bar handle for TLD 20, 30/ 2 speed

    Bought this and never installed it, sold all my TLD's. $15 cash local only. Txt 619-865-1295
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    Penn International 50SW Like New with upgrades

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  33. Penn International 50SW Like New with upgrades

    Southern California Penn International 50SW Like New with upgrades

    I honestly don't think this reel has ever been used, manufactured in January 1990 but doesn't look like it's ever been wet. I bought it to set up as a kite reel, I loaded it with 825 yards of 130# Daiwa J Braid, put a Tiburon handle on it and upgraded the reel clamp. Then I sold my boat and...
  34. Shimano Penn

    Phenix Axis HAX720X3H 60-130#

    Shimano Penn submitted a new listing: Phenix Axis HAX720X3H 60-130# - Phenix Axis HAX720X3H 60-130# Learn more about this listing...
  35. Phenix Axis HAX720X3H 60-130#

    Southern California Phenix Axis HAX720X3H 60-130#

    I bought this early in the season to use as an 80# stick, used it once (~125# BFT) and decided it was too heavy for me, I bought a UC Raptor and never used this again. Excellent/ like new condition, $300 cash local pickup only. Text 619-865-1295 (reel in pics is NOT included)
  36. Shimano Penn

    Penn International 30SW2

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  37. Penn International 30SW2

    Southern California Penn International 30SW2

    Moving to Mexico, too many reels. This has to go. Bought this from SDTT with the intention of having it blueprinted by Cal to be used as a trolling reel. I have two like that already, don't need this one. It's really clean for a 30 year old reel, manufactured June 1991. $300 cash face to...
  38. Shimano Penn

    Parts organizer/ storage boxes

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  39. Parts organizer/ storage boxes

    Southern California Parts organizer/ storage boxes

    I have (8) Stanley parts boxes, 17 x 13 x 4, (1) Husky box 22 x 12 x 7 and (1) Contico Tuff Bin 31 x 27 x 25. All are $10 each or $60 for everything. Text 619-865-1295.
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    Guy Harvey print, nicely framed

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  41. Guy Harvey print, nicely framed

    Southern California Guy Harvey print, nicely framed

    Moving to Mexico, can't take it with me. It's nice. $25 (31" X 27") Text 619-865-1295
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    Acrylic Fishing Trophys

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  43. Acrylic Fishing Trophys

    Southern California Acrylic Fishing Trophys

    Moving to Mexico and can't take these, great memories though ;) No one will care about the placards but the fish etches are pretty cool, especially the colored ones. remove the bases and use for bookends or general decor. $25 Txt 619-865-1295
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    Rigged Yummy Flyers

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  45. Rigged Yummy Flyers

    Southern California Rigged Yummy Flyers

    As shown, $25. Text 619-865-1295
  46. Shimano Penn

    Peir gaff and bait bucket

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  47. Peir gaff and bait bucket

    Southern California Peir gaff and bait bucket

    $5 Txt 619-865-1295
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    Large Rockfish Jigs Lot

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  49. Large Rockfish Jigs Lot

    Southern California Large Rockfish Jigs Lot

    Assorted rockfish jigs heavy most 8-12 oz plus (3) 1 ounce weights. $25 for the lot, text 619-865-1295.
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    Megabaits and Irons Lot

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  51. Megabaits and Irons Lot

    Southern California Megabaits and Irons Lot

    Assorted megabaits and irons $20 for the lot. Text 619-865-1295.
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    Swimbait Lot

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  53. Swimbait Lot

    Southern California Swimbait Lot

    Assorted swimbaits $15 for the lot. Text 619-865-1295.
  54. Shimano Penn

    Fishing the BVI area?

    To you sir I might suggest that we agree to disagree, I personally am not a fan of fish flavored oatmeal ;) This could easily be a regional thing, it may be that "kingfish" as they are known in the Caribbean are not the same flavor/ texture as those found in other parts of the world but in the...
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    Fishing the BVI area?

    For wahoo heavy, large lures are best, chrome jet heads are the bomb. Dark color skirts: black/ red, black/ purple, black/ green. Run sub surface; use a trolling weight, #5 planer or Z-wing. Planer or Z-Wing are not connected to your line, you make a poor man's downrigger with 60-100 feet of...
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    Getting dodo's to bite

    Last summer on a PB with a friend we stopped on a paddy and were getting some YT. It was flat calm and crystal clear. There was a really big pair of dorado swimming around the boat like they were looking at us wondering what WTF ??? They would follow the hooked YT to the boat and simply watch...
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    Polaris Supreme 3 Day

    I was there this morning on the bow of the San Diego (right behind PS) watching the whole thing. Rumors were floating. When we got in tonight there was a ton of gossip about this. I'm not going to believe a word until the actual facts come out. If a ball got dropped give them a chance to...
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    PENN FATHOM 15LD2 Vs. PENN FATHOM 15XNLD2

    I totally get the idea behind the naming but really, do you honestly think there is anyone, anywhere in this world that has filled either of these reels with monofilament line ???? :rofl:
  59. Shimano Penn

    Telescoping Tigress Center Rigger (no base)

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  60. Telescoping Tigress Center Rigger (no base)

    Southern California Telescoping Tigress Center Rigger (no base)

    This came with a set of outriggers I installed on a boat I used to have. The boat was a rag top so I never bought a base for it, didn't use it and forgot all about it when I sold the boat. It's basically brand new. $20 if you can use it. Txt 619-865-1295
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    Prodigy P2 Brake Controller NIB

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  62. Prodigy P2 Brake Controller NIB

    Southern California Prodigy P2 Brake Controller NIB

    I bought this when I bought the travel trailer I live in but never had it installed, the dealer delivered and set up the trailer and I've never moved it. Don't even have a tow vehicle anymore so I certainly don't need it. I see prices online all over the place, cheapest I see is $122 on...
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    Magnetic tow lights

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  64. Magnetic tow lights

    Southern California Magnetic tow lights

    I had to move a trailer that didn't have lights so I bought these, used once. Standard 4 pin connection. $15. 619-865-1295 Edit: Other side not pictured is yellow.
  65. Malone Seawing Kayak Saddles (2)

    Southern California Malone Seawing Kayak Saddles (2)

    Used these to haul a yak up to Shasta/ Trinity and carry it around for a few weeks. Sold the yak, don't need them anymore. Seeing them online for $149 and up. Asking $50 (no straps, they were crap and I used ratcheting tie downs from HD). They attach to the existing crossbars on your car or...
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    Malone Seawing Kayak Saddles (2)

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    Easy Up small 4 X 6 gently used

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  68. Easy Up small 4 X 6 gently used

    Southern California Easy Up small 4 X 6 gently used

    I'm seeing these for $45-$50 online, I took this camping once and maybe to the beach, I don't actually remember using it there though. $15, 619-865-1295
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    Easy Up 10 x 10 BNIB

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  70. Easy Up 10 x 10 BNIB

    Southern California Easy Up 10 x 10 BNIB

    Was at Walmart today and saw these, reminded me I have one I don't need. Never even took it out of the bag. $30 cash only. Txt 619-865-1295
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    Reliable Kill Bag "Yellowtail" 48 X 28 like new.

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  72. Reliable Kill Bag "Yellowtail" 48 X 28 like new.

    Southern California Reliable Kill Bag "Yellowtail" 48 X 28 like new.

    Like the title says. I bought this in the spring thinking I would use it a lot. I didn't. Used it once to take a BFT to 5 Star. Once. $180 cash no venmo, pp or other such nonsense :p: Text 619-865-1295
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    WTB Kill Bag

    I have one I bought and used once to take a BFT to 5 Star. It's the "Yellowtail", 48 X 28. $200. Txt 619-865-1295
  74. Shimano Penn

    Yoyo while offshore on sportboat

    I’m much more likely to try a flat fall than a yo-yo offshore. Flat Fall fishing is pretty much YoYo fishing in reverse, the intent is to get bit on the drop rather than the retrieve ( though either style can get hit either way). Sometimes a captain will suggest someone try it if he sees fish...
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    Pair of tiagra 50w

    That is an awesome deal, I don't even need them but I'm tempted to get in line :rolleyes:
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    Triple surgeons knot…..that mono to fluero knot

    Suddenly seems to be all the rage, certainly fast and easy even on a bouncing boat. Ugliest knot you'll ever tie but people say it works :rolleyes:
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    Help with Mexican visa ?

    Yea I'm sure I can find one on that end, I was thinking more about making sure I have my ducks in a row for this side of the border, Mexican Consulate.
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    Smaller Bluefin

    I think we are all wondering the same thing 🙄. How many brand new 80-100+ # rigs were bought this summer? 🤪
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    Southern California Suites (7) shirts and ties - 42L

    I feel a little silly, should just take them to Goodwill but I am retiring at the end of this year and moving to Mexico with two suitcases, everything has to go and every dollar I can raise will count. So... I have seven suits ranging from conservative for business or funerals to more casual/...
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    Suites (7) shirts and ties - 42L

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    Wire Line Rod

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    Southern California Wire Line Rod

    A long shot here in So Cal but just thought I'd ask. What I am looking for is a short heavy rod designed for use with monel or stainless steel wire line. These typically have only a couple guides made of steel and a swivel roller tip with a guide like a deep drop or swordfish rod. Also...
  83. Shimano Penn

    Outrigger line stopper...

    #64 rubber band wrapped around everything at the "V" formed by halyard(s) at the roller block. Loop it around everything, pull it through itself and pull tight. Until I started doing this the rigger clips would walk downward towards the boat every time :rolleyes:
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    Help with Mexican visa ?

    I am looking for an immigration professional to help me navigate my application for either a temporary or permanent visa, I lam planning to permanently move to Mexico early next year. If you are such or can recommend someone please let me know.
  85. Shimano Penn

    Day Trip on Point Loma - Gear

    I read the reports from the Big Three plus Seaforth every day. If they are accurate there is a very clear pattern lately, boats fishing overnight or longer are cleaning up on YT with a fair number of dorado and YFT thrown in, boats fishing 3/4 to full day trips are still fishing BFT but not...
  86. Shimano Penn

    Penn international 50sw 2 speed

    Manufactured June '92 if anyone cares. Would make a great kite reel (the kite itself). A classic, GLWS.
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    Bay / Harbor How to fish leopard sharks?

    Well I lived in Berkeley in the 80's, no boat. We did catch a lot of smaller leo's off the Berkeley Pier but the bigger models and more consistent success was found fishing the channels at marina's at night while the tide was moving. San Leandro Marina was excellent for monster leopards. We...
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    Penn Fathom 60LD2

    NIB never used ? Braid? Condition? Photo? Ever come to SD where the fish are?
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    Who else wears sandals on boats ?

    Had to cut a trip short and get a guy to a hospital once, he was barefoot and came down hard on a #5 planer, little tow was hanging by a thread. Proper footwear became an absolute rule after that. Just sayin’…
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    what do you use when you fish the slide?

    I go to the bow and underhand toss a sniper or FF as far forward as I can and immediately start walking towards the stern. Quickly ;) By the time I reach the shit show of flyliners trying to straighten themselves out I am straight up and down, wind up and repeat or maybe fish bait since the...
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    Islands FREEDOM 7/20

    Nice report, thanks for that. Thanks also for the memory jog 😉. Some years back I was on the road working in the LA area and I had an itch to buy a certain reel I had been wanting. I googled tackle shops, found one nearby and they had the reel I wanted. Until now I could not for the life of...
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    BFT Smoking Fail - old style, poor results...

    Hmm, several comments on fresh vrs frozen, I can’t say I’ve really noticed a difference. I mostly just smoke the bellies. I have a bunch in the freezer, going out this weekend. If I get one I’ll do a batch 1/2 fresh and 1/2 frozen 😎. (I’m using a Traeger if that matters)
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    Yellow Fin Season

    Seaforth dock totals for yesterday, 24 YFT 12 BFT.
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    What's your boat tackle box?

    Last few years I've been using the rolling version of the same Calcutta box mentioned above. Prior to that I had a Shimano Black Moon Backpack, pretty much the same thing but no wheels. Problem was every year it seemed to get heavier (couldn't have been me getting older, right?)
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    No slips available in SD??

    Did you try the South Bay? Chula Vista Marina and California Yacht Marina? If you have Military access try Fiddlers Cove.
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    Line Depth with Rental Rod/Reel

    On the way out go to the stern and pull out 8-9 arm lengths (~50’) and let it trail behind the boat. Use some dental floss or = to tie a marker on the line, 8-10 half hitches will do it. When you drop your jig count…. Probably 10-12 seconds to drop 50’ depending on jig weight. Now you can...
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    FS: 2 day trip, Pacifica, departing tonight. $525

    I’m curious to know about this “small fee”, as easy as it will be to fill the spot it seems petty, mind sharing how much they are charging?
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    Daiwa Proteus Xh spinning rod for popping?

    I have a Slammer III 5500 on a PRTB76HFS and it's a pretty stout rig, will toss a colt sniper a mile. Big Brother might work out nicely for you. FYI I'd suspect that 65-100 rating is braid, not mono. Never understood why it would make a difference though. Also I have the XHF in conventional...
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    My First Bluefin EVER!!!

    I can’t believe no one has asked leaving it open for me, I’ll take it . Do you have a sister? 😎
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    Best Place to Live and Fish

    The only place on your list I have ever lived is West Palm. Used to fish off the Lake Worth pier and was told that it’s the closest East coast land point to the Gulf Stream. Given the right conditions guys would float a live goggle eye out on a big ass balloon and catch sailfish right off the...
  101. Shimano Penn

    Fishing glasses for the blind

    Looks interesting but for $170 I’d want to try before I buy. Are these available retail anywhere or online only?
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    WTB Daiwa Saltist LD35-2Spd

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    Southern California WTB Daiwa Saltist LD35-2Spd

    Just checking to see if anyone wants to part with one. PM or text is fine 619-865-1295. Excellent condition only, I don't do "boat rash" 8-) I put $275 in the price box just so it doesn't say "free". Price is negotiable.
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    Stash of Daiwa Saltiga SK Jigs Found Online

    Got mine today too, ordered 06-14.
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    Rigging up for BFT

    X2 on the line recommendations ( the size anyway, not familiar with the brand). I would take the TLD as a backup reel and not really plan to use it, the Fathoms are better reels. I’d make the 60 my flyline/ sinker rig and use the 40 for FF/ knife jigs. Reason being it gets exhausting using that...
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    Fishing rods on MTS

    I didn’t know you could get a truck from Uber 😎
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    Fishing rods on MTS

    Does anyone know if you can board an MTS bus with a couple 7’ rods? Was thinking of just parking at Liberty Station (Von’s) and taking the bus a few blocks to the landings.
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    Poke ingredients popup bullshit

    It's this GIANT Yeti video/ commercial that's driving me nuts, how do I get rid of this shit ????? Let's all whine about how we miss the old site now :D I'm pretty sure that if someone wanted to start a new sportfishing site and draw away the members here this would be a good time, it seems...
  109. Shimano Penn

    Any advice croix usvi

    Wahoo in July. Almost unheard of when I lived there in the '90's. :rolleyes: They were there but not in big numbers.
  110. Shimano Penn

    UC Viper 6.6 new in wrapper $425

    Next in line ?
  111. Shimano Penn

    Need rubber butt caps

    Thanks guys, I was sure you would know :D
  112. Shimano Penn

    Need rubber butt caps

    Figured you builders would know where to get these, either local B&M or online. All my rods have aluminum gimbal butts and I want some of those rubber butt caps that fit over them. Pretty much picked through what Squidco has in stock, need some other sizes.
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    First Timer Offshore Yellowtail Fishing SoCal - Buy Reel or Rent?

    No such thing as too many reels 🙄 Your YT set up is not gonna be a big BFT rig so put that thought to rest. Diawa x-sha and a proteus or turner’s california rod is all you need, you can spend more if you want to but it isn’t necessary. First trip just rent and see what others are using, then...
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    Offshore Polaris supreme 6/30-7/4

    I had the pleasure of fishing the PS twice this year, the 1.5 season opener and the 3 day Memorial weekend. Absolutely a major step up from the more “local range “ boats I’m used to. This post is very disappointing to read, I was planning to book as many trips as I can get with them for next...
  115. Shimano Penn

    If you need fish that bad.....just ask.

    After the Memorial weekend 3day on PS I was talking to a guy I’d met on the trip, all the fish were laid out by numbered orange cones. I had more than I needed and he only had a couple smaller grade so I took my tag off a nice one and we moved it to his pile. Standing right there, waiting for...
  116. Shimano Penn

    Offshore Oceanside 95 7/2-7/4/21 1.5 day

    And if the fishing is slow there is enough room on the deck to play football :rofl:
  117. Shimano Penn

    Sportboat Schedules, who understands?

    So I look ahead at the schedules understanding that in the current market you just can't wait until the last minute. Problem I see is that they do. Using as example I see that the Pacifica has 4 count 'em four trips posted for September. Really? One overnight and three 1.5's???? That...
  118. Shimano Penn

    Offshore Tribute 1.5 07-02

    Okay I get that, I really do... and if you hook a fish you can handle you made the right choice. But the big girls are out there and the punks are biting the 80... I say fine, fish the trout gear if you think you need to but man up and button down on that sucker and break him off when you...
  119. Shimano Penn

    Offshore Tribute 1.5 07-02

    Left late about 0930 +. Traveled far, started fishing (hunting) at 0500 just off Ensenada. Conditions were nice, reasonably calm. Not mill pond but very manageable. No fish in the dark, no love on the jigs. Pick bites here and there on 25-35# models all on sinker rig sardines. One good mid...
  120. Shimano Penn

    Where is there a chart on hooks?

    Ding ding ding, give this man a prize :D
  121. Shimano Penn

    Where is there a chart on hooks?

    A 1/0 in one brand is the same as a 4/0 in another, there is no standard. A size "large" in a Tommy Bahama shirt will fit a 250 pound guy, a size "large" in an OP shirt will fit a 160 pound teenager. One rod rated 30-50 will fish 20 ideally while another rod rated 20-60 is a great 50# stick...
  122. Shimano Penn

    Puerto Vallarta Charters

    Marina La Cruz de Huanacaxtle 🎣
  123. Shimano Penn

    Sealine X-SL20 VS Fathom II 15 flyline reel

    Check out Saltist before you buy. The 20H is buttery smooth and perfect for flyline 20.
  124. Shimano Penn

    Man Up or spend money, what would you do?

    Lots of good ideas here, thanks. I’ll just fish what I’ve got for now and pass the rod when necessary 😉
  125. Shimano Penn

    Stash of Daiwa Saltiga SK Jigs Found Online

    Well it looks like as of 06-23 they were "in transit" so at least they appear to be on the way :rolleyes:
  126. Shimano Penn

    Stash of Daiwa Saltiga SK Jigs Found Online

    I ordered 3 SK’s from waveinn on June 14, got an immediate order confirmation e-mail indicating delivery 06-23 to 06/28. No product and no contact since. Radio silence, no response to e-mail.
  127. Shimano Penn

    Man Up or spend money, what would you do?

    I am a 63 Y/O 6'-2" ectomorph with a basketball sized gut, got "dunlaps" disease. Upper body strength was never my claim to fame but I could run a marathon with the best of them in younger years. Used to be in good shape but got too old to actually work and now sit on my ass all day finger...
  128. Shimano Penn

    best connection for mono to fluoro with 80-100# test???

    The issue I had with long fluoro leaders is the memory, a few weeks back I tried splicing 30' of 60# fluoro to 100# HC braid with no mono topshot, it was a disaster. Poor little sardine couldn't even begin to straighten out all those loops laying on top of the water. Wrong fluorocarbon? It...
  129. Shimano Penn

    best connection for mono to fluoro with 80-100# test???

    Real potential for a popcorn thread here😉. Been thinking about this myself, do I really need fluorocarbon fishing 80-100, especially at night? Tougher, yes, more abrasion resistant, okay, but is it worth the potential failure of the connection? Bring on those infamous BD opinions boys 😆
  130. Shimano Penn

    Tuna Release Survival?

    Search for and read the thread on donating fish to a food bank, that is an option for your second fish ( or more on multi day trips) if you only want one. Yes generally you can keep fishing and hook up/ hand off, at least so far no one has told me not to. If it ever goes that way, captain/...
  131. Shimano Penn

    Offshore My first rail rod fight on the Poseidon 1.75 day

    On my last trip there was this one guy, nice guy, who just couldn’t get any love. People catching fish all around him, just not his day. Finally, almost at the last hour, he hooks up. A tad undergunned and not too experienced it was like your story, getting a lot of help from the crew with...
  132. Shimano Penn

    Daiwa 30H Excellent Condition

    Sorry about the multiple photos... old site was SOOOO much easier :rolleyes:
  133. Shimano Penn

    Daiwa 30H Excellent Condition

    Shimano Penn submitted a new listing: Daiwa 30H Excellent Condition - Daiwa 30H Excellent Condition Learn more about this listing...
  134. Daiwa Saltist 30H Excellent Condition

    Southern California Daiwa Saltist 30H Excellent Condition

    SOLD Purchased October 2018, light use as backup for my 20 (cut offs, tangles, etc.) Not used at all 2020 season. Minor blemish can be seen in photos. Has 200 yds blue Super Slick, we can pull off the mono to verify (110 yds of 25#). $150 Text 619-865-1295
  135. Shimano Penn

    WTT FTH25NLD2 Cal Sheets blueprint for BNIB FTH25XNLD

    Shimano Penn submitted a new listing: WTT FTH25NLD2 Cal Sheets blueprint for BNIB FTH25XNLD - WTT FTH25NLD2 Cal Sheets blueprint for BNIB FTH25XNLD Learn more about this listing...
  136. Shimano Penn

    Southern California FTH 25NLD2 Cal Sheets blueprin for BNIB FTH15XNLD2

    Like it says, just fishing before buying new. Reel is in perfect condition and unused since Cal upgrade, $95 blueprint. Free spool for days 😉. Maybe you bought a 15 and regret it?
  137. Shimano Penn

    Better 50# reel

    FTH25N for 40, FTH30 for 50. Same internals, just a wider spool / greater line capacity with the 30.
  138. Shimano Penn

    Full day offshore advice

    Double post, see responses on the other one.
  139. Shimano Penn

    Full day offshore advice

    ^^^^^ What he said 😉 The way things are right now you will only use the gear you have if the boat limits out early and goes looking for YT, which is actually happening more often than you’d think 😎
  140. Shimano Penn

    Speed jigging and fall flat tie to main line to swivel or not

    Reel full to capacity with solid braid to Bimini twist or spiced to short section of HC with spliced loop. Cats paw to SPRO quick clip (looks like a paper clip). BB swivel crimped to ~5’ bite leader crimped to jig. Quick and easy to change jigs. Quick and easy to slide braid off clip to...
  141. Shimano Penn

    I learned three lessons from fish processing (edited)

    This ^^^^^ I seriously doubt they “robbed” you, businesses make mistakes. Especially busy, overwhelmed under staffed businesses. I alway try to estimate what I expect to see and question it if it doesn’t look right.
  142. Shimano Penn

    Splicing loops in hollow....tag end "weave"?

    Crap, I've never done that. Am I supposed to be doing that ???? I just insert 18-24" and serve. No failures but then no cows either :rolleyes:
  143. Shimano Penn

    (2) Super Clean Shimano TLD 30/2 trolling reels

    Shimano Penn submitted a new listing: (2) Super Clean Shimano TLD 30/2 trolling reels - (2) Super Clean Shimano TLD 30/2 trolling reels Learn more about this listing...
  144. (2) Super Clean Shimano TLD 30/2 trolling reels

    Southern California (2) Super Clean Shimano TLD 30/2 trolling reels

    TWO LEFT I have four (4) TLD 30 2 speed reels in A-1 perfect condition with fresh service and new line (50lb hi-vis mono), new bearings and Carbontex drag washers. Serviced at Squidco 10-25-2019 and unused since, kept cool and dry in my storage unit. These were my trolling reels when I had a...
  145. Shimano Penn

    Bft and squid

    I’m planning to try it soon, probably next time I’m already at limits and just experimenting 😎 Savage Gear 3D Squid looks promising as we as those large naturals at Asian markets. I have to assume it’s been tried though and it’s not like people are raving about it.
  146. Shimano Penn

    Daiwa SK jig

    My last trip (1.5 06/18) it was mostly bait fish, very few jig fish caught. I got two on 280g Savage Gear Squish in Pink Glow. Both in the dark 4am and 8pm. I’ll be sticking with that jig a while 😉
  147. Shimano Penn

    Splicing hollow core braid - lesson learned !

    I wanted to get a jump start on my 1.5 coming up next Friday so I sat down earlier this afternoon to do some set up work. Changing topshots on the bait rigs mostly and splicing mono to solid braid with short sections of HC, done it many times. Also adding a new loop connection to my heavy FF...
  148. Shimano Penn

    Wtf happened today on the water?,

    Totally true story, I swear ! I used to "work camp" at a Lake Elsinore RV park, I had a small trailer and kept it there in exchange for work around the park. There was a boat ramp. I literally watched a guy back his pickup all the way down the ramp to fill the bed with water and drive his jet...
  149. Shimano Penn

    2013 Transit Connect work van $10,000

    Shimano Penn submitted a new listing: 2013 Transit Connect work van $10,000 - 2013 Transit Connect work van $10,000 Learn more about this listing...
  150. Shimano Penn

    Southern California 2013 Transit Connect work van $10,000

    SOLD Really clean van, I set it up for service work. I was an electrician/ C-10 contractor for 40 years now working full time as CQCM/ SSHO/ Super on Federal construction projects. I had this idea that I would utilize my experience/ skills/ tools and knowledge to make a little extra cash...
  151. Shimano Penn

    Wtf happened today on the water?,

    Not too busy tomorrow, thinking of taking some beer and popcorn and hanging out at a ramp for the day :D
  152. Shimano Penn

    Current supply of tackle

    Dang I was sort of hoping to keep Mr. Slow a secret... why you gotta go ruin that ? :D
  153. Shimano Penn

    Pulling on a BFT,,,for 7.5 hours!

    Okay now I'm totally confused, how does money come in to this? WTF is the this WON thing? That could change everything if all anglers on board where supporting it :rolleyes:
  154. Shimano Penn

    Current supply of tackle

    I live here (SD) and frequent the tackle shops as well as shop online. My take ... all of the most popular stuff is sold out and has been for months. You are not going to find a Zebra SK jig in 250g+ anywhere in stores or online :rolleyes: You are probably not going to find 2/0 super mutu...
  155. Shimano Penn

    Classified adds

    When offering something for sale , unless I specifically say OBO, I do not respond to low ball offers via PM. That is a waste of my time IMHO. Example: I offer a rod for $300. I get a PM "will you take $150?" I'm not responding to that :rolleyes:
  156. Shimano Penn

    Pulling on a BFT,,,for 7.5 hours!

    Okay maybe that was too harsh. IF it was a hot bite and fish were eating the paint off the hull, everyone was hooked up and excited, well... okay I get it. But if 30 paid customers just watched a shit show for nearly 8 hours then yes, I'd be very disappointed with that captain's decision to...
  157. Shimano Penn

    Pulling on a BFT,,,for 7.5 hours!

    Private boat , sad story. Open charter? Should have cut it off at +/- 60 minutes. I know I'd be pissed if I paid open charter price and spent 7.5 hours watching someone else play with a fish they ultimately couldn't even catch. Especially if they had anything less than 80# gear in the water...
  158. Shimano Penn

    Classified adds

    D’oh 🙄
  159. Shimano Penn

    Graftech Rail Rods

    Turners Claremont Mesa has them, call to verify the model you want is in stock. I was just there Wednesday and they had 30 or so Grafftech’s come in, I’ll bet they have what you need.
  160. Shimano Penn

    Classified adds

    I have no idea how to make that “free” go away, I suspect others don’t either.
  161. Shimano Penn

    Classified adds

    I used to be a skeptic of the whole WTB thing until I tried it (recently too). Scored great deals on 3 rods that were not listed for sale but popped up when I asked for them 😉 I agree it’s ridiculous when you see a wtb post for something that is already being offered 2 posts down 🙄
  162. Shimano Penn

    On the day boats and overnights. Being heavy gear

    Been fishing in one form or another since I could walk, maybe before. Never ever in my life did I think I would ever complain that the fish are too big :rolleyes: Seen it so many times already this year, a whole boatload of anglers waiting around for some guy who brought a knife to a gunfight...
  163. Shimano Penn

    7' spinning rod choices 30-40-50

    Awesome thought and an ideal I work to enforce daily. But... Do you have a microwave oven? A dishwasher? A refrigerator? A coffee maker? An alarm clock? A toaster oven? Vacuum cleaner? Look around your house dude :oops: It's sad but true, we just don't make a lot of things. I am a Quality...
  164. Shimano Penn

    7' spinning rod choices 30-40-50

    Looking to upgrade my spinning rod, reel is a Penn Slammer 3 5500. Currently have a 7'-6" rod best suited for 30# , I want a heavier 7' model. What I'm looking at is Phenix Black Diamond PSW700XH 30-80 and United Composites Elite Composite RCE700XH 40-60. Both at the same price point $309 and...
  165. Shimano Penn

    Phenix HAX 720 X3H 60-130

    In the good old days you could bump, up or ttt your FS or WTB add, I guess not any more :( But what does happen???? Does it show up in "latest"? Let's find out... bump, up and ttt :D
  166. Shimano Penn

    Rod for Penn Fathom 40NLD

    Lots of choices. Budget PCH, Grafftech or Proteus. Calstar and Seeker are the old school standards, can’t go wrong. I like United Composites myself. Don’t forget Phenix, Rainshaddow and probably some more I can’t think of right now 🙄
  167. Shimano Penn

    Who can explain “In Possession” ?

    Yea I was thinking the same thing, he must leave one hell of a tip 😉
  168. Shimano Penn

    Fishing the BVI area?

    November is more about wahoo than anything else 😎
  169. Shimano Penn

    Fishing the BVI area?

    BVI = British Virgin Islands? Fish out of St Thomas, USVI. Call Neptune Fishing Supplies in Red Hook, Stuart (if still the owner) will hook you up. Was $1200 / day 20 years ago, no idea what it is now 🙄. Or you could see if the Virgin Islands Game Fishing Club website has listings for charters.
  170. Shimano Penn

    K.I.S.S.... Keep it Simple Stupid.

    If that is a true story it’s one of the most awesome tales I’ve ever heard ! 👍
  171. Shimano Penn

    130lb is the new 100lb...

    There it is right there :D There is a point at which I do not need a bigger reel, heavier rod or stronger line because I have max'd out the one crucial component that is difficult to upgrade, ME. :rolleyes:
  172. Shimano Penn

    Setting Drag Spring Scale : straight off reel Vs Bendo pull...

    geebe, perhaps we got off on the wrong foot here. It was not me who aggressed upon you but rather you who called me out in post # 33. I now completely understand that you are trying to have a serious discussion on this but in post #2 you actually put up a chart for determining % values of...
  173. Shimano Penn

    Screwed by Fishermans Landing

    Okay enough ragging on this guy, yes he's wrong but only because he doesn't really know how it works. Years ago I got to the landing and couldn't find parking, I had to lug my stuff from like a mile away. The boat was gone, I was pissed that they didn't wait for me :rolleyes:. Boo hoo ...
  174. Shimano Penn

    Fathom 40lnd2: work horse

    You are correct sir. Additionally as far as I can tell they have changed the series. The 70xxhf I have has an aluminum gimbal butt and was $20 or $30 more that the rest of the series. Now is has a molded rubber butt and is the same $199 as other Proteus rods. I was the biggest Proteus fan...
  175. Shimano Penn

    Setting Drag Spring Scale : straight off reel Vs Bendo pull...

    WOW !!!! Five straight years of 40 hour weeks setting drags on fishing reels? I defer, that is impressive. I was just thinking about old salty sportfishing captains who have been fishing for 30-40 years so I guess not "professionals". You win.
  176. Shimano Penn

    Fathom 40lnd2: work horse

    I have taken a couple 90’s with the PRTB 70xhf easily but not sure how far past 100 I’d want to go. I have the 70xxhf but haven’t caught anything over 55-60 with it yet.
  177. Shimano Penn

    Marking spectra

    Similar to how I do it, two rods facing each other 25’ apart. Sand spike holding main rod and my buddy (milk crate full of lead with a pvc rod holder) with the other 😉.
  178. Shimano Penn

    Who can explain “In Possession” ?

    Okay everyone seems to confirm what I thought, no more than 2 fish with my tag on them at any time 😎. I have seen guys with 4 or 5 laid out at the dock and thought they were talking a big chance 🙄. So far I’ve been fortunate enough to hook a third fish twice but both times handed off to someone...
  179. Shimano Penn

    Who can explain “In Possession” ?

    Often there is a difference between law and enforcement, we all know that. We are each allowed (2) BFT per day but we fish “boat limits” and even if the boat limits out you typically have some guys with 4-5 of them, some with 1, 2 or 3 and a bunch of folks with none 🙄 1). If there are 4 fish in...
  180. Shimano Penn

    Donate Bluefin to SD Food Bank?

    Awesome thanks, that’s how I figured it worked but wasn’t sure.
  181. Shimano Penn

    Screwed by Fishermans Landing

    Speak to me more of this annual insurance I know nothing about, it sounds like a good thing as sometimes “‘it happens “. 😉
  182. Shimano Penn

    Donate Bluefin to SD Food Bank?

    Great thread, I have been looking into this myself. The thing that is not clear to me is who pays for the processing? If I donate a fish do I pay the processing fee as well? Does the food bank pay? Does 5 Star do it for free? I’ve been catching more than I need this year and want to...
  183. Shimano Penn

    Saltist LD20 2 Spd

    Shimano Penn submitted a new listing: Saltist LD20 2 Spd - Saltist LD20 2 Spd Learn more about this listing...
  184. Shimano Penn

    Southern California Saltist LD20 2 Spd

    Thinking about buying one of these, thought I’d check here first.
  185. Shimano Penn

    Crimping

    It’s amazing how much product is packed into that little shop. 😎
  186. Shimano Penn

    Crimping

    You can get absolutely everything you need at Anglers Choice on Rosecran’s near the landings. Personally I like to use everything from one line including tool, crimps and fluorocarbon. All my stuff is Jinkai which they have, but there are other choices and I’m sure that mixing and matching is...
  187. Shimano Penn

    Top shot and backing poundage.

    There are charts that show internal and external diameters of HC and solid braid as well as mono and fluoro. They show optimal / compatible combinations. Look at Basil’s site, I think you can find the chart there but I’m sure it’s elsewhere as well if you look for it. Actually I think...
  188. Shimano Penn

    Older Shimano TLD30

    I was on the Pacifica 1.5 this weekend, I noticed several TLD 30’s on the boat, old and tired looking ones. Then I noticed the tell tale rent rod markings on the rods 😆. I didn’t ask but it seemed obvious that the boat or landing or some tackle shop are renting them out as “heavy gear”.
  189. Shimano Penn

    Looking for 2X rated fishing rods for tuna

    Here is the link but I am in Chula Vista, as far South as you can get and still be in California :oops: https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/classifieds/phenix-hax-720-x3h-60-130.3101/
  190. Shimano Penn

    Offshore Pacifica 1.5 06-18-21

    We left Seaforth at 9pm and were fishing by 12:00. Weather was great, calm conditions but unfortunately no sunshine all day Saturday. Easy to keep line straight up and down, made finding depths simple. I Hooked up at 4 am, second fish of the night. I was using a Savage Gear 280g Squish, 70...
  191. Shimano Penn

    UC RCE 700M and RCE 700H C+ factory wrap

    I edited the original post for two reasons, 1) I bought a Raptor 50-80 so no need for the XXH and 2) I am an idiot and did not realize I already have the 700M 20-40 I asked for. It's a custom wrap and all along I thought it was a different blank. Was looking at it and realized it's exactly...
  192. Shimano Penn

    UC RCE 700M and RCE 700H C+ factory wrap

    I have a line on one very close to me, if that falls through I'll be giving you a shout. Thanks!
  193. Shimano Penn

    Looking for 2X rated fishing rods for tuna

    Have an 720HAX 3X if "your friend" is interested.
  194. Shimano Penn

    UC RCE 700M and RCE 700H C+ factory wrap

    Thanks I did see that one there, fishing Pacifica tonight so I’ll check to see what others they have.
  195. Shimano Penn

    RCX76RAptor 7'6"

    I would like to come and get that right now ! Sending PM.
  196. Shimano Penn

    Wellcraft Airslot boats

    I remember more now, it was 2015 and I was boat shopping. I had owned a Wellcraft 248 Sportsman previously, I'd definitely buy another Wellcraft. There was an Airslot for sale, a 24. What I learned was that people either love them or hate them :rolleyes: . I remember reading a lot about...
  197. Shimano Penn

    Wellcraft Airslot boats

    https://www.wellcraftboatowners.com/viewforum.php?f=6 I also saw several posts on The Hull Truth about them. A few years back I know I read some threads on BD.
  198. Shimano Penn

    Pacifica 1.5 tonight?

    Anyone on this trip leaving tonight from Seaforth?
  199. Shimano Penn

    UC RCE 700M and RCE 700H C+ factory wrap

    Shimano Penn submitted a new listing: UC RCE 700M and RCE 700H C+ factory wrap - UC RCE 700M and RCE 700H C+ factory wrap Learn more about this listing...
  200. Shimano Penn

    Southern California UC RCE 700L and RCE 700H C+ factory wrap

    Long shot but why not try? Looking for these two rods, the plus (+) versions with hypalon grips and Alps reel seat. 15-30 and 30-50.
  201. Shimano Penn

    1st 3dayer, How much $

    On my recent 3 day it was $73, even though I have an annual Mexico permit. Something called an “excursion” fee 🙄
  202. Shimano Penn

    1st 3dayer, How much $

    You can easily estimate all costs except the processing if you are going that way and keeping everything you can. On a 3 day you could very possibly come back with six fish totaling 700 lbs or more 😲 $850 +/-.
  203. Shimano Penn

    Looking for 1-2 day trip out of San Diego. Which boat?

    At this point take whatever you can get, they are all good and probably all booked, if you can go mid week you have a better shot 😉
  204. Shimano Penn

    But why?

    Couple years ago pulled into the Aliso Creek rest stop on southbound 5. There was a motor home towing a car with a boat towed behind it. Totally illegal in California, how the f’ did it get all the way to the coast ?????
  205. Shimano Penn

    Any 2 night "weekend" trips in early Dec. ?

    You should be able to find a 1.5 Friday night to Sunday morning, what I’m seeing is the local boats just aren’t scheduled out that far. Pick a landing , Seaforth or Big 3. Pick a boat, call and see what they have to say.
  206. Shimano Penn

    Phenix HAX 720 X3H 60-130

    No thanks on the Mak, price dropped to $325.
  207. Shimano Penn

    Sea Watch or Excalibur full day.....San Diego

    Can we get some photo's please? :D
  208. Shimano Penn

    7ft or 8ft Rod for half days?

    Daiwa VIP rods and Sealine X-SHA reels. Cheap, reliable and tough as nails 😎
  209. Shimano Penn

    Daiwa SK jig reccomendations

    He said he is renting heavier gear from the landing.
  210. Shimano Penn

    Daiwa SK jig reccomendations

    The SK’s are really hard to find right now; Nomad Buffalo, Tady Tuna TSP, Daiwa Mr Slow and of course Shimano flat fall all work just fine are easier to get in the sizes and colors mentioned above. Right place, right time is what counts 😉
  211. Shimano Penn

    Questions about flat fall set up and sinker rig set up..

    Certainly no expert but I do all right :D FF rigs are braid to a short fluoro leader 130/ 200/ 300 depending on jig size. Flyline/ sinker rigs are braid to 25-30 feet of fluorocarbon, wind on style. I use a short section of HC braid to attach the fluoro to the solid braid.
  212. Shimano Penn

    Boat Hoist Service for Getting Boat in San Diego Bay

    Probably one sold with a boat intended for fresh water use :rolleyes: I do think the car wash idea is solid though, that should work :D
  213. Shimano Penn

    UC Centaur 70 or 76 - factory wrap preferred.

    Yea the UC site sort of indicates they aren't really the same rod offered in two lengths but actually two different rods. :confused:
  214. Shimano Penn

    UC Centaur 70 or 76 - factory wrap preferred.

    Shimano Penn submitted a new listing: UC Centaur 70 or 76 - factory wrap preferred. - UC Centaur 70 or 76 - factory wrap preferred. Learn more about this listing...
  215. Shimano Penn

    Southern California UC Centaur 70 or 76 - factory wrap preferred.

    Like it says, just checking here before I lay out the $ for a new one.
  216. Shimano Penn

    Set of four (4) TLD 30/2's excellent condition ready to troll.

    2 sold, 2 still available. $400 for the pair.
  217. Shimano Penn

    Large Kill Bag

    Damn... a not-too-large guy who wants to overnight on his center console could use that for a stateroom :D
  218. Shimano Penn

    WTB - 60-80 rod

    https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/classifieds/phenix-hax-720-x3h-60-130.3101/
  219. Shimano Penn

    Zihuatanejo - June 5-12 2021 report

    Nice! Any dorado being caught down there right now?
  220. Shimano Penn

    Favorite brand of fluorocarbon line?

    Anyone know why seaguar has so many? Black, blue, red … WTF?
  221. Shimano Penn

    A New Pair of Knot Pullers I Made

    Nice. What is the hook for? Now I’m gonna have to put shrink wrap on mine 🙄
  222. Shimano Penn

    Fish cleaning on board

    I would call the landing about this, if it’s strictly a big BFT trip cutting up the fish on board may not even be an option. I don’t recall any fish getting cut on my last couple trips, they Gill and gut before dropping them into the RSW and that’s it, next time you see them they are laid out...
  223. Shimano Penn

    WTB: Phenix Axis 720 2XH

    https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/classifieds/phenix-hax-720-x3h-60-130.3101/
  224. Shimano Penn

    Okuma pch 741xxxxh rail rod (4x)

    What, posted 12 minutes ago and it hasn't sold yet ????? :eek:
  225. Shimano Penn

    Offshore Kite fish question

    I have no issue with "charity", either giving or receiving. I have taken a hand off from a Rock Star when I was having a bad day (although he was using my gear so I didn't feel too awful about it) and handed my rig to an unfortunate angler multiple times when I was kicking ass. Recently I made...
  226. Shimano Penn

    Fish cleaning on board

    As stated you will still have a lot of work to do especially if the fish is big. This is what you will get; “Onboard deckhands will now only be able to offer their fillet services by cutting tuna into six pieces, and keeping skin attached: four loins (two upper and two lower), belly fillet...
  227. Shimano Penn

    Full-Day, Open-Party - Tuna & Yellowtail - Tactics, Tips & Tackle ?

    Pay no attention to those men in the corner, stay forward and flat fall ‘til your arms fall off 😉
  228. Shimano Penn

    Furthest you've fished on 1-3 day trip

    A few weeks ago I was on a Liberty full day, we went to SCI. 8 hours boat ride for 6 hours fishing. Yes it was worth it 😎
  229. Shimano Penn

    What Ever Happened To Stand-up Rods?

    More opinions here: https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/thoughts-on-going-old-school-on-these-bft.773676/#post-5401178
  230. Shimano Penn

    Penn Int'l 30SW2 Super Clean $350

    Shimano Penn submitted a new listing: Penn Int'l 30SW2 Super Clean $350 - Penn Int'l 30SW2 Super Clean $350 Learn more about this listing...
  231. Penn Int'l 30SW2 Super Clean $350

    Southern California Penn Int'l 30SW2 Super Clean $350

    This reel looks like it has had very little use, probably been in storage for 20 years or so. :rolleyes: I bought it a while back from another BD member, was going to have Cal Sheets modify it (I have two others he's done) but never did. I really don't need three of them so I'm asking for my...
  232. Phenix HAX 720 X3H 60-130

    Southern California Phenix HAX 720 X3H 60-130

    Too much rod for me!!!! Bought 4-5 weeks ago and taken on one trip. Caught one 125# BFT. Not the action I was looking for, I bought it to fish 60 and it's waaaaay too overkill for that. Probably better at 80-100 but I'm old and weak and can't handle that kind of drag :rolleyes: Anyway...
  233. Shimano Penn

    Phenix HAX 720 X3H 60-130

    Shimano Penn submitted a new listing: Phenix HAX 720 X3H 60-130 - Phenix HAX 720 X3H 60-130 Learn more about this listing...
  234. Shimano Penn

    Setting drag at full instead of strike

    ^^^^^ What he said. I do set my drags at strike but always record the full drag setting and mark it on the reel. Most of us have way too many reels to rely on memory :rolleyes:
  235. Set of four (4) TLD 30/2's excellent condition ready to troll.

    Southern California Set of four (4) TLD 30/2's excellent condition ready to troll.

    I have four (4) TLD 30 2 speed reels in A-1 perfect condition with fresh service and new line (50lb hi-vis mono), new bearings and Carbontex drag washers. Serviced at Squidco 10-25-2019 and unused since, kept cool and dry in my storage unit. These were my trolling reels when I had a boat, I was...
  236. Shimano Penn

    Set of four (4) TLD 30/2's excellent condition ready to troll.

    Shimano Penn submitted a new listing: Set of four (4) TLD 30/2's excellent condition ready to troll. - Set of four (4) TLD 30/2's excellent condition ready to troll. Learn more about this listing...
  237. Shimano Penn

    Thoughts on going old school on these BFT?

    Nice to have friends around to talk you down when you get too high 8-) I've already pretty much talked myself out of it, might bring it along next weekend just in case I'm feeling sporty :rolleyes:
  238. Shimano Penn

    Setting Drag Spring Scale : straight off reel Vs Bendo pull...

    I do it at home... wearing safety glasses ;)
  239. Shimano Penn

    WTB shimano tld 30

    There was recently one posted here with a rod for $175, a screaming deal. Search is your friend 👍
  240. Shimano Penn

    Thoughts on going old school on these BFT?

    Please if you are too young to have ever actually used this gear keep your thoughts to yourself, I am asking guys who actually have used it. I still have my 90's era gear including a couple IGFA 80# class Penn Int'l 2 5'-6" stand up rods paired with 30SW2's blueprinted and hot rodded by Cal...
  241. Shimano Penn

    2 day trip out of SD

    Shane, depending on the quality of the gear you listed you have what, +/- $6-7000 invested in equipment? You paid IDN maybe $750 for a 2 day trip? You're gonna buy drinks, food, snacks? You're going to tip the crew? You're going to maybe spend $1.15+ per pound at a processor? Do you really...
  242. Shimano Penn

    Setting Drag Spring Scale : straight off reel Vs Bendo pull...

    You might enjoy this old thread. Sorry but you have to scroll to the end to see the pics. https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/believe-it-or-not-post-your-impossible-catch-stories-here.731049/
  243. Shimano Penn

    Setting Drag Spring Scale : straight off reel Vs Bendo pull...

    I have always used a spring scale and constantly hear hear people (actual real professionals) disrespecting digital scales so there's that. I have always set drags through the rod at ~90 degrees (your "bendo") but even though I've never tried it I suspect you are right, probably not a huge...
  244. Shimano Penn

    2 day trip out of SD

    It's all about the BFT right now and you can't selectively fish for the small ones, and btw "small" means under 100 lbs :rolleyes: . I have not used anything under 50 lbs on my last 4 trips. Still, you may encounter a paddy they just can't resist so I'd say take one or two lighter bait/...
  245. Shimano Penn

    Looking for 60-80lb stick

    My 40n’s are at Cal’s for blueprinting so I have an HXW Raptor on the rod right now. Handled a ~120 BFT last weekend at 20# drag at strike with room to spare, rod was not taxed and I felt like it had plenty more to give 😎. If you do find one in a shop can you post here? I’m looking for...
  246. Shimano Penn

    Offshore Kite fish question

    Recently on a 3 day two things happened related to this discussion. I personally am not interested in kite fish for some reasons mentioned above, if I didn’t hook the fish on my own with my own rigging I feel like it doesn’t count, that’s just me. But I did notice that they called the same...
  247. Shimano Penn

    Looking for 60-80lb stick

    A brand new Proteus 70XXH is only $199 if you can find a shop that has one . It’s under rated at 40-60, it will match well to a FTH40NLD2 and fish 60-80.
  248. Shimano Penn

    Any advice croix usvi

    Better off on St Thomas, it’s a short cheap flight. I lived there 11 years (90’s), July is mostly about dolfin (dorado). Call Neptune Fishing Supply in Red Hook, they can probably “hook you up” on St Croix or certainly St Thomas. If you want to run with the big dogs July is also hard core...
  249. Shimano Penn

    Specs for older TLD 30

    Easy to find specs for the current 30A model but I have the older ones. Probably very similar or even the same but I’d like to verify.
  250. Shimano Penn

    TLD 30 2 Speed and Saber Stroker

    Super deal actually, people usually ask $150+ for just those reels 😉
  251. Shimano Penn

    Fathom freespool - beating a dead horse :)

    Awesome, gives me courage 8-)
  252. Shimano Penn

    Fathom freespool - beating a dead horse :)

    Yup I have the Alan Tani tutorial up and have been reading through it, was sort of hoping for a video. Carburator cleaner? I bought brake parts cleaner, that's what I thought I remembered from the SmoothDrag site. It probably was carb cleaner, my memory isn't so great any more :rolleyes:
  253. Shimano Penn

    Fathom freespool - beating a dead horse :)

    In another thread I complained bitterly about the out-of-the-box freespool on some FTH40NLD2's I bought for primarily flat fall and flyline use. It's terrible. I sent them off to Cal Sheets for blueprinting as I have done with (2) 25NLD's and a 30. The modified reels are awesome. I was...
  254. Shimano Penn

    What makes it a "rail" rod?

    That is SO COOL, :D , you answered yet another question I have always had but never asked :-) Never understood that 1x3, 2x4 stuff :rolleyes:
  255. Shimano Penn

    Is this a thing? (photo)

    D'oh :rolleyes:
  256. Shimano Penn

    What makes it a "rail" rod?

    Great responses, thanks to all.
  257. Shimano Penn

    Is this a thing? (photo)

    Look at the top rod in the photo, there is something beneath or attached to it, THAT is what I'm asking about !
  258. Shimano Penn

    Is this a thing? (photo)

    Crap, trying again...
  259. Shimano Penn

    Is this a thing? (photo)

    Top rod in this photo, is this a thing? If so what is it? I saw it again in a random google search but can't find it now.
  260. Shimano Penn

    What makes it a "rail" rod?

    Okay so I just know I am asking for it here, I know how you guys love to shame people :( , but seriously we all know that any rod can be laid on the rail. Is it simply a matter of the foregrip? Length? Material? Or is there something in the actual construction of the rod? I ask because I...
  261. Shimano Penn

    Flat Fall sink rate

    I know you believe you understand what you think he said but I’m not sure you realize that what you heard is not what he meant.
  262. Shimano Penn

    Rod & Reel

    Asked and answered many times, search is your friend. Most will answer “choose not to fish”. Skip a few trips and use that money to buy some gear, there is no one size fits all in this fishery, especially this year 🙄
  263. Shimano Penn

    Daiwa Proteus 70xxh Capabilities

    Just got off Polaris Supreme 3 day, we killed 'em 8-) Had an HXW Raptor on my Proteus 70XXH, drag scale set to 20lbs strike which came out to 28 at full. Used as a sardine sinker rig, caught a 97# no problem. I never pushed past strike so 20# plus whatever increase there was as the spool...
  264. Shimano Penn

    Handle upgrade for Fathom FTH40NLD2

    FWIW, JMO and YMMV :rolleyes: but I "upgraded" the handle on one FTH40NLD2 (T-Bar/ Tiburon??? Don't recall and it's not here for me to look at) and honestly it just wasn't much of an "upgrade". Not really much difference at all. Definitely not worth it to me, I have another 40 and (2) 60's and...
  265. Shimano Penn

    Offshore 9 mile BFT busting out!

    I'm going to print this and pin it to my hat. Next time someone gives the "that guy" look rolling his eyes when I bring an 80 on a 3/4 day I'm gonna say "read this chump" 8-)
  266. Shimano Penn

    Latest versus New Posts?

    I give up, what is supposed to be the difference? I see the same threads under both 🙄
  267. Shimano Penn

    Tiagra 50W LRS + Rod - How much is this worth?

    What he said, nothing at all wrong with it there are just so many younger, slimmer and sexier choices nowadays 😎. People fishing at cow tuna level are less likely to be extremely price sensitive so would rather pay more for the latest and greatest, which at the current rate of increasing...
  268. Shimano Penn

    Tiagra 50W LRS + Rod - How much is this worth?

    A thing is only "worth" what someone will pay for it, and unfortunately there is a ton of that type of gear collecting dust here in So Cal. It's basically obsolete for the type of fishing we do here. Maybe as a kite reel? However it is still popular and used heavily on the East Coast by the...
  269. Shimano Penn

    Torque free spool?

    Okay sorting through all of the above I think I understand now and was ignorant before :rolleyes: I thought it was the actual components (bearings) that were the determining factor, did not really understand about the "care and feeding" aspect of it all: grease vrs oil, too much grease, etc...
  270. Shimano Penn

    Torque free spool?

    I can see that potential but have not experienced it. My personal experience with this is that dropping a FF jig with insane free spool causes one to involuntarily yell BITER !!!!!!! 8-)
  271. Shimano Penn

    Torque free spool?

    Interesting, I have all those reels plus others. The "straight stock" free spool on my HXW Raptors is WAAAAAY better that than the straight stock free spool of the Fathoms. Granted they are almost twice the price so there's that. My OP was a question about Torques ( not Fathoms) which rival...
  272. Shimano Penn

    Torque free spool?

    You are correct sir, but what I DO need to do is drop Flat Fall type jigs with as little resistance as possible :D
  273. Shimano Penn

    Torque free spool?

    I have always been a loyal Penn enthusiast and still have all my older INT II reels, but ever since FathomLD2's showed up that is pretty much all I fish. I have 8 of them 8-) However I feel that the "out-of-the-box" free spool leaves much to be desired compared to other brand reels and so far...
  274. Shimano Penn

    Considering Kayak Purchase

    Just remember that there are only three really good spots to fish a kayak locally; La Jolla, La Jolla and La Jolla. 🙄
  275. Shimano Penn

    Advantage of Fish Processing?

    Learned something fantastic last night, Five Star has after hours self- service drop off! I did not know this but it's totally awesome :-) Came in around 8PM last night after fishing Liberty all day, no processors at the dock. Really didn't want to f around with fish after the long day...
  276. Shimano Penn

    Havasu striper derby

    Damn... I thought it said stripper 🙄
  277. Shimano Penn

    Recommendations for SD overnight or 1.5, May 26-30.

    That is a Holiday weekend, book whatever’s available NOW 😉
  278. Shimano Penn

    Advantage of Fish Processing?

    It really comes down to how you view the overall hobby of sportfishing :D For some it's all inclusive, everything form servicing your own reels to making your own wind-ons and re-rigging all factory rigged tackle, so yea for those guys processing fish is part of the fun. For others the...
  279. Shimano Penn

    Sardine sinker rig for larger BFT?

    The sinker rig is pretty popular so far this season, my problem with it is trying to impale a sardine with a hook worthy of a 60-120 lb BFT and then actually expecting him to live, much less swim :rolleyes: No one is going to take the time to bridle a bait on a sportboat so I'm wondering if...
  280. Shimano Penn

    30# Inexpensive 6 or 7' Rod

    West Marine (I know, I know...) has a lot of inexpensive Penn combo's and so does Bass Pro.
  281. Shimano Penn

    Opinions on the o side 95?

    Location, location, location... The SCI comment is right on but if the fish are South it's a loong ride. On the upside it has a HUGE deck, you can bring your lounge chair and play a little basketball if you like :D I normally fish it 2-3 times per year with a charter group but missed out this...
  282. Shimano Penn

    Finally decided on boat name...

    Half of the blow boats in the Caribbean are named Star Chaser or Sun Something nobody cares 🙄
  283. Shimano Penn

    If you get to the landing tonight missing rods/rod socks

    Ouch :( Oh man say it ain't so :oops:
  284. Shimano Penn

    Can you tell fluorocarbon from nylon monofilament ?

    I have always wondered if there is a way to tell fluoro from regular mono, maybe some trick with light or involving submersion in water? Sometimes I pull out a jig or something I rigged two years ago and can't for the life of me remember how I rigged it, hate to throw away perfectly good fluoro...
  285. Shimano Penn

    Hollow Core Braid and Wind on Leaders

    It might matter what you intend to do with the 60 which I assume is a FTH60ld2. There is a recent thread that claims solid braid has less drag in the water and is therefore better for jigging, flat fall fishing. It’s fun to learn how to splice hollow core but it’s not necessary for you to use...
  286. Shimano Penn

    Soldering solid rings; who where what when ?

    I would totally be up for that but I’ll be on the Grande all day 😎
  287. Shimano Penn

    Soldering solid rings; who where what when ?

    I want to learn how to solder solid rings on jigs. I'm guessing there are U-tube videos :rolleyes: What about supplies? Tools, correct torch, open rings, solder... School my ass, how do I learn this?
  288. Shimano Penn

    Bluefin in April

    2 of 3 on the fall deep, at least 100'. The first one was "in neutral" :rolleyes: I was all the way out and ready to start retrieving when a hooked up angler headed my way. I chose to do nothing until his fish decided which way to go, while I was waiting the line went tight :D The weather...
  289. Shimano Penn

    Bluefin in April

    Flat falls worked well for me last Saturday on the Polaris Supreme , 3 for 3 @40-45 lbs. Also guys were doing well with colt snipers.
  290. Shimano Penn

    Offshore 3 April Polaris Supreme 1.5 day BFT

    Can't really comment on the food as I had just come off oral surgery and was pretty much living on over ripe bananas and oatmeal :rolleyes:
  291. Shimano Penn

    Requested advice from seasoned professionals

    X2 and I would even go a step further and say a TLD 30 or 50 will handle anything you find here except maybe the occasional incidental marlin strike. :eek:
  292. Shimano Penn

    Reel for Axis 7’8” 30-80#?

    FTH40NLD2 on sale at Turners $269, just bought one yesterday and they gave me a good deal on 80# braid as well.
  293. Shimano Penn

    100lb. braid recommendations

    Curious to know why you guys say solid for flat falls ?????
  294. Shimano Penn

    Turner's: Walked in to pull on rods, walked out with a new reel.

    So the truth is I've never really taken Turner's seriously as a tackle shop, I've always sort of thought of it as a Big Box type store like Bass Pro or something. However I wanted to compare some Axis rods and was right near the Clairemont Mesa store so I went in. They had the rods I wanted to...
  295. Shimano Penn

    The Night Before Fishing

    Gatorade bottle 👍
  296. Shimano Penn

    Easy on the wallet 60 lb 7' rod ?

    Website says out of stock :rolleyes: and from what I see online the Graftechs are all 7-8" ??????
  297. Shimano Penn

    Easy on the wallet 60 lb 7' rod ?

    And there it is. Never even been there though I hear it's nice :D
  298. Shimano Penn

    Offshore 3 April Polaris Supreme 1.5 day BFT

    Yup, 24. It did not feel crowded at all. Plenty of rail, huge salon/ galley, heads laid out nicely. Only issue was a couple of guys who brought chairs and seemed to think it was okay to place them right in front of the tackle stations and inconvenience everyone else :rolleyes:. Some people...
  299. Shimano Penn

    Easy on the wallet 60 lb 7' rod ?

    I want to buy a 7' rod for 60lb FF/ LB use. I have a bunch of reels that could work; (1) 40NLD2, (2) 60LD2s and (2) HXW Raptors. Also a couple Cal'd out 30SW2's from the 90's. I did have M&M wrap a couple of UC's for me, one Centaur and a Viper both 7'-6", but I never used them and sold them...
  300. Shimano Penn

    Offshore 3 April Polaris Supreme 1.5 day BFT

    Just got home, resting up while I wait for my call from 5 Star 8-) I believe the final count was 24, mostly in the 38-45# range but one hit 94+on the scale. Nice fish. Cap't and crew rocked, boat is awesome, I will definitely fish it again. It was a tad nautical out there, downright...
  301. Shimano Penn

    The Night Before Fishing

    A few $ a night at the Big 3 landings parking lot or free at Seaforth. Cars and trucks coming and going at all hours, no one is going to even notice much less say anything. Throw some fishing themed bumper stickers on your truck or van and you blend right in. I do it all the time and I'm...
  302. Shimano Penn

    Please explain how 2-3-4 day trips work.

    This is what everyone says and it's what I'm looking forward too :p: Like I said above I'm not much for the boat rides, I like the travel at night .5 trips, but I want to try this boat so I guess I'll tolerate the ride out and see how I like it :rolleyes: Thanks to all for your comments.
  303. Shimano Penn

    Please explain how 2-3-4 day trips work.

    I normally take trips with a .5 at the end, drive by night and fish by day. I am looking at several Polaris Supreme 2-3 and 4 day trips that leave at 10AM ??? So do you actually fish on the first day or is it literally drive all day and night to get somewhere? I know... call the landing. I...
  304. Shimano Penn

    Best price on Reliable Kill Bag?

    Ordered from Hartlyn, thanks. $238.50 with free shipping :)
  305. Shimano Penn

    Best price on Reliable Kill Bag?

    I tried both of those codes, no suck luck. Just hate paying retail when I just missed that sale....
  306. Shimano Penn

    Best price on Reliable Kill Bag?

    I want one, probably 28 X 48. Unless anybody wants to sell one used in good condition I'll just buy a new one. Who has the best price?
  307. Shimano Penn

    Any one got any tips for catching striper from the surf?

    Well it's been 35 years but I used to catch them in SF Bay along the Emeryville coastline using 3-4 ounce chrome/ blue Kastmasters with the red thread/ white bucktail as mentioned above. Never really tried anything else as that worked just fine.
  308. Shimano Penn

    Backpacking Fishing Rod and Reel Suggestions

    A couple summers ago I spent a lot of time fishing rainbows and Kokanee up in Shasta county. The thing about salmon eggs and power baits is that they are almost always gut hooked, you can’t release them. Kast masters and Super Duper’s worked well and always lip hooked.
  309. Shimano Penn

    Full Day VS. Overnight

    For me it's always going to be something that ends in .5 8-) Sleep on the way out, fish all day, sleep home. Get off the boat fresh and rested (and sober) for the drive home, clean up and fish processing. Always. Also a few posts back someone touched on something that may a tad offensive to...
  310. Shimano Penn

    Off Topic---Need a Place to Stay

    Extended Stay America at Hotel Circle ?
  311. Shimano Penn

    60 ft-69 ft Pilothouse or Similar (Flybridge and Lower helm)

    Probably just read the title but not the actual post LOL
  312. Shimano Penn

    trolling distance advice please

    There is no one size fits all here, it will vary depending on conditions, what you are pulling and what you are fishing for. You mention wahoo, where are you fishing? Generally when targeting wahoo sub surface and fast are your best friends. There are endless articles on the web about this. As...
  313. Shimano Penn

    Daiwa Proteus 7.5 Black model.

    I checked my storage yesterday, didn’t see it and then remembered selling it. Sorry.
  314. Shimano Penn

    Daiwa Proteus 7.5 Black model.

    I might have one I don’t use, at least I think I do 🙄 I’ll need to go check at my storage place.
  315. Shimano Penn

    Wire Line Halibut

    This ^^^^^^^^^ True in St Thomas as well. I used a short bent butt Rod made especially for fishing wire and a 9/0 Senator, it never leaves the rod holder, you just sit on the gunnel and crank. Not much sport but puts wahoo in the boat all day long. Downside is occasional “bycatch” like a...
  316. Shimano Penn

    Trolling BD for Trolling Pictures and stories

    Local when they were here in 2015, got two that day. Would have been either a black/ orange Yo Zuri Bonita or a large chrome jet head with dark skirts like black/ red or black/ purple. Those are pretty much my go-to wahoo offerings. The jet head is usually fished off a poor mans downrigger...
  317. Shimano Penn

    Mint penn senator 9/0 with hand crank

    Still planning to get it today, just need time and place.
  318. Shimano Penn

    Mint penn senator 9/0 with hand crank

    I will take it but can’t pick up until Saturday unless you happen to be coming to SD/ Miramar/ Chula Vista in the next few days. Will PM when I get home tonight.
  319. Shimano Penn

    Table top propane grill ?

    Thanks all, I went with the Weber Q2200 with temp gage, should be here by next weekend 8-)
  320. Shimano Penn

    Table top propane grill ?

    Overall sounds like the Weber Q is the answer, thanks for the input.
  321. Shimano Penn

    Table top propane grill ?

    Figured this was an okay forum for this, apologies if not. I need a new table top propane grill, I live alone and cook for one so I don't need a big grill and I have a Traeger for serious work. For years I had an Aussie Grill which was perfect. It finally died and when I went to replace it it...
  322. Shimano Penn

    Using a Downrigger in Mexican Waters ?

    I have noticed that Z-wings are pretty popular in Puerto Vallarta. I always used one when I lived in St Thomas, especially effective on wahoo run at 10-12mph. A number 5 planer works too but the Z-wing is easier to work with.
  323. Shimano Penn

    Pair of Calstar 655XH

    Thank God, I nearly broke down yesterday and don't know how much longer I could have held out :rolleyes: Happy for you !
  324. Shimano Penn

    Why are women's clothes ads on BD?

    Okay smart guys, riddle me this... I get the whole "search history" thing but why do I keep getting pop up ads for things I searched for once and bought. I already bought the damn thing, don't they know that too ?????
  325. Shimano Penn

    Lake Skinner advice

    No fishing advice but... Maybe 8-9 years ago I was camping there in late November, weather was cold and hardly anyone there. The coyotes moved in around sunset and even a mountain lion walked through one evening !!!! It was cool to see but I'm glad I didn't have kids or pets with me :eek:
  326. Shimano Penn

    Oceanside 95 2.5 day. 10/22-25 2 open spots

    Bump for a good group, I have fished with this group several times. Big tailgate party in the parking lot (there is always ample parking too) before boarding, spacious deck with tons of room for your gear. Food has always been good and generally do pretty well on the fishing. I have to work...
  327. Shimano Penn

    St. Crotch, USVI

    Stuart Loveland had these made many years ago.
  328. Shimano Penn

    Going to SCI, enough fuel?

    Pardon my bluntness but YOU ARE A FUCKING IDIOT :-) Okay I apologize but that was my first reaction. NO! Don't do it. I have been out there in a 24 WAC with PLENTY of fuel and realized it was a mistake (the second time). An 18 CC? Not me brother, you must have some BIG hairy balls :oops:
  329. Shimano Penn

    St. Crotch, USVI

    I lived there in the 90’s, St Thomas actually. There is a reason the VIGFC holds it’s annual wahoo tournament in November, they are thick this time of year 😎 As for YFT when I was there (over20 years ago) I never saw or heard of one over 85 pounds, now there are cows ??? Climate change? Oh...
  330. Shimano Penn

    Van / RV insurance ?

    Thank you I will look in to that.
  331. Shimano Penn

    Very clean Phenix/ 'gosa popping set up

    Bumpity bumpity bump. Around all weekend, have Monday off.
  332. Shimano Penn

    Van / RV insurance ?

    Really? Crickets? Nobody here has an insured RV ????? C'mon fellas, help a guy out :confused:
  333. Shimano Penn

    1.5 Light Load Tomahawk Tonight

    Stupid job :mad:
  334. Shimano Penn

    Hand held GPS recommendations?

    So for a long time I have thought about buying a hand held GPS just to toss into my bag and have for emergencies when fishing friends boats. Also I thought it would be fun (and a bit crafty) to track the voyage of party boats I fish :cool: Then weekend before last I found myself adrift on a...
  335. Shimano Penn

    What reel to use with this rod

    https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/blue-black-saltitst-40h-180-shipped.758152/
  336. Shimano Penn

    What reel to use with this rod

    Another vote for FTH25N or 30 LD2. Can't go wrong. I also have and love a Daiwa Saltist STTLD40-2SPD but I think the price point is little higher and it's harder to find a used one. Go with the Fathom.
  337. Shimano Penn

    Van / RV insurance ?

    A few years back I bought a 1994 dodge conversion van and added it to my existing AAA auto insurance policy. Then I made a camper out of it. It does not have running water but it does have a propane camp stove, a propane heater, solar panels and shore power with an inverter/ charger and a...
  338. Shimano Penn

    Morrow Bay Sunday Oct 11th, sold out?

    Looks like everything in MB and SB is booked :(
  339. Shimano Penn

    Very clean Phenix/ 'gosa popping set up

    This thing is immaculate with very little use and no fish ever. It's a style I tried but did not get into so it's just been sitting in the shop last two seasons. Phenix MPX-S 800H Megalodon spinner and Shimano Saragosa SW10000. Loaded with 80lb solid. Bought and spooled at Fisherman's so...
  340. Shimano Penn

    Morrow Bay Sunday Oct 11th, sold out?

    I got all excited because I just found out I have a three day weekend coming up and Saturday is my birthday, I finally have a chance to get back up to Morrow Bay and fish the Avenger or Endeavor. Bubble burst... both are sold out for Sunday. Is there another boat/ landing I might try?
  341. Shimano Penn

    Morrow Bay 5-6 and 5-8

    Well I FINALLY have an opportunity to go back, have a three day weekend coming up and Saturday is my birthday 8-) ! I haven't checked that landing website yet, I hope there is a trip for me on Sunday. Is this a good time of year? Expected conditions, weather?
  342. Shimano Penn

    Gold HXW Raptors like new with 100# J braid

    Yea well my bad, there were some adult beverages involved :ele:
  343. Shimano Penn

    Fighting Big wish on Walkaround

    Uh, yea, THIS !!!!!!!!!! Boat in gear, work the fish to about a 5 o'clock position so it's on the starboard side where the helmsman can see where it's going. Adjust the boat to keep it there. When/ if it goes deep back down on the f'ker to gain line, when it stops pulling ease forward to...
  344. Shimano Penn

    Creative ways to hide fishing related purchases

    What has worked for me in the past was divorce 👍
  345. Shimano Penn

    Gold HXW Raptors like new with 100# J braid

    Wow those pictures are really bad, I promise they look better than that 8-) I can take new photo's today after work.
  346. Shimano Penn

    Gold HXW Raptors like new with 100# J braid

    So back when I had the boat I bought 2 HXW Raptors thinking I would use them as trolling reels. Yea, right. Ever hear the clicker on these reels? Pretty weak, it's a bait reel, NOT a trolling reel :rolleyes: So they have been pretty much sitting in my shop for 3 years, occasionally going on...
  347. Shimano Penn

    Torque 60LD2 or VISX 16 ?

    :rolleyes: Thanks, I had not actually considered the harness lugs as an issue but again I will probably use the "old school" internationals for larger models. The smart thing to do is buy 2 more Fathoms... but I have been told I'm not very smart :rolleyes:
  348. Shimano Penn

    Does anyone know what this fish is???

    You had me at "gill net" :eek:
  349. Shimano Penn

    trailering my boat down to punta mita

    Well hell, my week in Barra hardly compares to your six years, I bow down to you sir. So we are maybe back to talking about La Cruz? 8-)
  350. Shimano Penn

    Torque 60LD2 or VISX 16 ?

    How is the Torque as a trolling reel? Is the clicker audible? I can see that both the 60LD2 and VISX16 are in many ways comparable reels but I do like the lighter weight of the Torque and the difference in gear ratios doesn't really matter to me. What about the physical size? Is the Torque...
  351. Shimano Penn

    Wind-On Supplies - Blackwater Jig, JB Hollow, etc

    Oh snap I got bumped to third in the time it took me to post ????
  352. Shimano Penn

    Wind-On Supplies - Blackwater Jig, JB Hollow, etc

    Wow that was quick, next in line if it falls through please :D
  353. Shimano Penn

    PENDING...Weber Performer Grill...great condition.

    I have cash and can come right now ! 😆
  354. Shimano Penn

    trailering my boat down to punta mita

    Going to take this thread a bit sideways but have the OP's best interest at heart. I spent six weeks along that coast last summer looking for a place to retire. The above statement is true, Banderas Bay is not a place for small boat in-shore or near shore fishing. If you are a big game hunter...
  355. Shimano Penn

    Wind on’s

    Exactly how I feel. I am new at it, bought all supplies from BHP and talked to Basil about it. Great guy. Still if I was fishing a tournament or going on a once a year trip I wouldn’t trust my own shit🙄 Not yet anyway😉
  356. Shimano Penn

    Diawa Proteus 76XH, 76H and 80H

    My bad, Chula Vista. I edited the original post.
  357. Shimano Penn

    Diawa Proteus 76XH, 76H and 80H

    I also have reels for these rods, not sold separately as I was planning to keep them but I would sell with the rod. Penn Fathoms blueprinted by Cal Sheets, not used since the service. (Like I said I don't fish these rigs). 25NLD2 tuned to 30 for the 80H 25NLD2 tuned to 40 for the 76H 30LD2...
  358. Shimano Penn

    Diawa Proteus 76XH, 76H and 80H

    I have settled on the rods I actually use and have no need for these. I have pretty much the entire line of Proteus rods, I do not believe there is a better rod for the price out there. Better rods maybe, but no better value. Do a search and you will see that it is generally agreed that these...
  359. Shimano Penn

    UC Centaur and Viper Blacked Out custom by M&M

    Actually looking at these pics I think they f'd up on the Viper, I believe it's rated 80-130. Right?????
  360. Shimano Penn

    UC Centaur and Viper Blacked Out custom by M&M

    Like most tackle ho's here I buy way too much stuff that never gets used. Such is the case with these two rods I had built in 2018. Thought I was gonna be a cow slayer, never happened. I have never used these and doubt I ever will, I do need some new trolling gear for Mexico so I'd like to...
  361. Shimano Penn

    Offshore 1.5 Day 9/24, Big Dorado on the Popper

    Uhh... unless you were catching them in the dark the first night how does that work? :confused:
  362. Shimano Penn

    shimano tackle backpack medium

    Really? That has not been my experience. Had mine 6 years now and no issues with the straps. In fact the only reason I went to a rolling bag last year is that I made is SO heavy it was too hard to pick up and strap on :rolleyes:
  363. Shimano Penn

    trailering my boat down to punta mita

    Check out La Cruz de Huanacaxtle. Really nice marina and as of last year had lots of space available.
  364. Shimano Penn

    Dorado still around?

    Didn't make it off the dock last weekend but trying again Saturday. Two weeks ago we saw plenty of dorado and last week there were plenty of reports here on BD. Pretty quiet this week, are they gone? How about those marlin they were seeing on 181-182 ridge? Edit: I can see the sport boats...
  365. Shimano Penn

    Thinking of doing Overnight trip for first time

    Jump straight to a 1.5, skip the "overnight" trips. Anything with a .5 means drive all night (you are sleeping) and fish all day into the evening. Drive home all night (you are sleeping) and arrive fresh in the morning for the drive home and clean up. 8-)
  366. Shimano Penn

    Portable solar panel

    Check out Renogy Solar, they have a portable unit they call a "suitcase" (I think), I believe it has a built in charge controller. Yes you will need a battery and possibly an inverter depending on your needs..
  367. Shimano Penn

    Best way to sell reels and rods

    Try listing it here and see what happens. Can't hurt.
  368. Shimano Penn

    First time using 25NLD2

    I don't think so. I have (2) 25NLD2's and in my view they are waaaay too much reel for 30, better fished at 40 and 50. At 50 I feel the 30LD2 is a better choice (same reel, wider spool = more line capacity) so really I see the 25 as a 40# reel. I went with a different brand single speed star...
  369. Shimano Penn

    Changing wind on leader

    Oh crap getting old sucks🙄. I used to do that 20 years ago but haven’t used loop to loop since. Thanks for the reminder 😎
  370. Shimano Penn

    Changing wind on leader

    Any tips or tricks for loosening a loop to loop connection to change wind ons? Toothpick? Wet line or dry line? I don’t want to damage either the main line or WO if I can help it🙄
  371. Shimano Penn

    Offshore Liberty dorado 9/8

    Can you find the hook?
  372. Shimano Penn

    Offshore Liberty dorado 9/8

    You gotta hold ‘em right 😎
  373. Shimano Penn

    FTH 60LD2

    Bump. Any suggestions as to who might have one I can pick up today? Squidco, Anglers Choice and Fisherman’s are all out.
  374. Shimano Penn

    FTH 60LD2

    New or like new- used. I’d just get one at Squidco but they don’t have it in stock. Before ordering online I thought I’d check here.
  375. Shimano Penn

    Offshore Jumbo's at the 43 9/9

    Next time you’ll be ready for yesterday🙄. I’m always prepared for my last trip 😆
  376. Shimano Penn

    “Life Jacket” flyer

    I rig mine with a tiny little epirb 😉
  377. Shimano Penn

    Need help with trolling lures...

    Kite fishing = spectator sport. The crew fishes, you finance it 🙄 Oh no did I just say that? 😆
  378. Shimano Penn

    Off Grid Solar Free Labor

    Hey folks, I was an electrician for over 40 years doing residential and commercial new construction and service. I spent about two years installing grid tied solar systems both small and large scale but that was 6-8 years ago and the tech has changed since then, I'm out of date. About two...
  379. Shimano Penn

    Leaving California? Where Do You Go ??

    I have lived in Florida and could do it again. Also St Thomas USVI but if you think So Cal is expensive you would be in for a shock. Hawaii? Probably can’t afford that either. I have been to Kauai a few times, have a friend there, it’s beautiful but the sea is rough, very rough. it’s going...
  380. Shimano Penn

    Kayak Fishing Leffingwell 8/13

    I did really well there a couple years back, really nice reds and lings. It was my first time ever in a kayak on the ocean. It was awesome. Then Mr White passed by, DFW said 18’ from reports and I didn’t question it. After changing my shorts I decided it was my last time ever in a kayak on...
  381. Shimano Penn

    Best Trolling Rod and Reel set-up

    I bought (2) HXW Raptors intended as trollers, used them once. Clickers are so lame I could not hear them over the outboard (yes 4 stroke).
  382. Shimano Penn

    ***FOR SALE: Pair of (2) Brand New Stainless Out-Rodder Type Rod Holders - Adjustable!***

    Damn, always a bridesmaid... been looking for this post for a year🙄. Anyway I call next in line if everybody flakes 😉
  383. Shimano Penn

    Need Dentist in Algodones

    Guys I need help. I am 62 and have serious dental issues, quoted $30-$60K here in San Diego. That is simply not an option. Have used dentists in TJ for minor stuff, looking for references to Algodones for major dental work.
  384. Shimano Penn

    DAMN BOAT TAX DUE

    And I might add that's it's a bitch to get rid of even after you sell a boat. My boat sold to a guy in NorCal so of course not re-registered in SD County soooo.... every year I'd get the tax bill. It took three years to straighten that out.
  385. Shimano Penn

    Penn Intl II 30SW 2-spd -Sold

    Sent PM and text. Can p/u early tomorrow if still available.
  386. Shimano Penn

    Inverter setup

    I have a 300w solar system on a converted camper van. After much research I went with Aims inverter/ charger ( also Aims charge controller) and 6 volt Interstate batteries from Costco. System installed December 2017 and no issues so far.
  387. Shimano Penn

    Black and Blue Daiwa saltist 20h & 35h

    Bump for great reels, I’m mostly a Fathom guy but the 20H has become my go to 15 and 20 lb live bait reel, buttery smooth and a joy to fish.
  388. Shimano Penn

    Fenders out

    I like to radio the boat ahead of me and tell him his port side fender is out. Wait a moment while the wife fumbles around and then call back and say “no, your other port side” 🙄
  389. Shimano Penn

    Rock fishing Channel Islands ?

    A couple years ago I took my little camper van to Morrow Bay and did some rockfish trips, really enjoyed it. It’s a hike though, 5-6 hour drive. Oxnard/ Channel Islands Sportfishing is a lot closer, same or similar experience? Better options? Looking at Cobra or Sea Jay for full day islands...
  390. Shimano Penn

    Low to mid budget rods

    Let me add one thing about Proteus, most people seem to agree that they are under rated, they fish towards the top of their stated range, not the lower end. Best to pull on one before buying, you might find yourself dropping down a model to get what you are looking for 🙄
  391. Shimano Penn

    Low to mid budget rods

    X2 for Proteus 😎
  392. Shimano Penn

    Upgrading trolling reels, what do you think?

    I have (4) older TLD30/2’s unused since last service and new line (last summer). I am headed to Zihuatanejo, Mexico for a couple months when things open up. 40-50 lb wahoo not uncommon. 1) Do you think it’s necessary to upgrade ? 2) If so do you think going to FTH60LD2 is enough jump...
  393. Shimano Penn

    Offshore First time offshore

    You should probably post up some details on your boat, 50 gal fuel capacity would indicate a rather small boat and smaller boats typically get better fuel economy than 1MPG (in fact that's terrible). Give details on make and model, LOA and motor. Also electronics and safety gear. Also I'd...
  394. Shimano Penn

    Do You Use your Slipped Boat More Than Your Trailer Boat?

    Absolutely. Loose the lines, turn the key. Done.
  395. Shimano Penn

    Vintage Alluminum Uni Butts

    Not “vintage” but I have a couple all black AFTCO UB2’s I bought maybe 3 years ago and never used. PM if interested.
  396. Shimano Penn

    Amazing beautiful women, Encinitas protest 4/19

    It’s true everywhere, it’s because the gyms are closed 😉
  397. Shimano Penn

    Volaris 60% off right now?

    Thanks for the heads up 👍. I just booked round trip to Zihua with all the bells and whistles (upgrades) for under $120, could have been under $100 with standard seats and no checked bags. Awesome 😎
  398. Shimano Penn

    Looks like Rancho Leonero is for sale

    That HAS to be pesos, right 🤔
  399. Shimano Penn

    This is what you should be doing

    Very informative, I will study this closely to ensure I’m doing it properly. Thank you your service to the community 😎
  400. Shimano Penn

    5 shimano tiagras 50wlrs

    interested in two of them, post photos please or text to 619-865-1295.
  401. Shimano Penn

    Morrow Bay in March (like next week)

    My bad, I was referring to the Cape San Martin trip which I signed up for but they said it was too rough to go.
  402. Shimano Penn

    Morrow Bay in March (like next week)

    I fished both boats (Avenger and Endeavor) in May 2018. Mid week, not crazy crowded. Too rough to go to the island. Awesome fishing; drop, hit bottom, start cranking. Fish on every drop that didn't get rocked. Big reds, some lings. After losing a handful of $$$$$ jigs I switched to shrimp...
  403. Shimano Penn

    Morrow Bay in March (like next week)

    Okay that sounds like a plan. And the salmon and chips sound great !
  404. Shimano Penn

    Morrow Bay in March (like next week)

    So in all likelihood I will receive confirmation later today that I am about to have a little unplanned time off. I am on a project at MCAS Miramar and someone sneezed yesterday so they sent us home and will likely shut down our jobsite :( If so I'm taking a road trip to visit a friend up...
  405. Shimano Penn

    WTB 60lb rod for my Talica 16

    If you are still looking I saw a Proteus 70xxh on here recently for $140 iirc, good deal if it's still available. Under rated at 40-60, I have one and also a 76xxh and they are solid 60# class rods.
  406. Shimano Penn

    can ya feel it ?

    How the hell do you get that out ???? 🤔
  407. Shimano Penn

    Anyone used the cross border xpress?

    I used it twice last summer, once in July to PV and again in August to Zihua. It was awesome! I flew Volaris both trips and they have a full service counter there unlike some other airlines. The only drawback for me was the parking situation, they don't (or at least didn't then) have any true...
  408. Shimano Penn

    Anyone here a CHST ?

    I have been a construction Super/ QCM/ SSHO for the last 4-5 years, was an electrician/ electrical contractor for 40 years prior. I want to go for a CHST certification, not sure where to start, there are Soooo many study guides and courses offered on the interweb. Would appreciate some...
  409. Shimano Penn

    Mazatlan fishing recommendations

    Sad to hear. I had a similar experience farther South. Got into 25# class dorado at about 1:00 PM, boated 4 and the pangero says it’s time to go home. WTF? It’s not like I was taking the fish with me, I’d think he could sell as many as we could catch. Must be more to the story or something...
  410. Shimano Penn

    Which of these reels for jigstick ?

    Wow, not much debate going on here :rolleyes: X40 it shall be :D Thanks all.
  411. Shimano Penn

    Which of these reels for jigstick ?

    So a friend of mine who hasn't fished for years but was born and raised here (SD) is slowly reducing his collection. Today he gave ne a 9' stick that I'm sure is 20+ years old. It's a custom wrap and he is sure it's a Calstar but has no clue which blank. It seems to me to be a 30-40 rated...
  412. Shimano Penn

    1991 F-250 4x4 XLT Lariat

    This was posted 40 minutes ago and it’s not sold yet ??????????
  413. Shimano Penn

    Super Deal - 2 spots on Intrepid 16 day trip Feb 16-Mar 3

    Stupid job ... damn it 🙄
  414. Shimano Penn

    Pacific Coast Sportfishing Tackle, Boat, & Travel Show

    Website says $15 general admission, military and kids 12 and under free. $10 parking.
  415. Shimano Penn

    Shore Power Plug?

    If it is indeed a “male” connector then it sounds like you set up for shore power. Is there an on board battery charger? I’d follow the wiring to see where it goes before energizing anything 🙄. Maybe post a photo, You want to be sure. If it is set up correctly you just plug the female end of...
  416. Shimano Penn

    Question about IGFA rod rating

    Yup that was my plan :)
  417. Shimano Penn

    Rock Fishing Set up??

    Daiwa VIP rod and X40sha. Cheap and bulletproof.
  418. Shimano Penn

    Question about IGFA rod rating

    I have (4) older International 2 IGFA 50# rated stand up rods from the 90's. (2)IGFA1755ARA and (2)1760ARA. I have always wondered about the standard, is it "light" or "heavy" ? In other words are these considered to be more like a 30-50, 40-60 or 50-80? To me they are beasts, I'd say 50-80...
  419. Shimano Penn

    Nautical/Fishing Dog Names

    Smoothehound
  420. Shimano Penn

    Penn International VSX 16 w/ Line - NEW w/ Shimano Talus Rod - $550

    Yea I might be but unfamiliar with that rod. I’ll look it up and let you know.
  421. Shimano Penn

    1996 trophy 2002

    Brace yourself, might be a question or two coming 🙄
  422. Shimano Penn

    AFTCO unibutt question

    I have four older Penn Int’l 2 IGFA 50# stand up trolling rods, I wanted to make two of them bent butt. I have determined the butts are UB-1, which apparently AFTCO does not offer in a bent version. Does anyone know if there is another manufacturer that makes a compatible product? Also AFTCO...
  423. Shimano Penn

    Cal Star 700L Spinner Set-up.

    Tasteful and elegant, I love it. I’ve had a few rods wrapped “blacked out” but this one is making me re-think how I might move forward 😎
  424. Shimano Penn

    Penn international 2 speed 30 sw

    Location? If local I’ll most likely take it.
  425. Shimano Penn

    Colonet Lings on Swimbaits

    Sand dabs 👍
  426. Shimano Penn

    Baby Sailfish.

    Oh hell no, that has to be some kind of video photoshop magic.
  427. Shimano Penn

    Bait tank plumbing - big boat

    That is what I told the owner :)
  428. Shimano Penn

    Bait tank plumbing - big boat

    Ahh... didn't even think of trying it with the generator on. Thanks guys.
  429. Shimano Penn

    Bait tank plumbing - big boat

    Yesterday we replaced a pump on my friends 48' Mikelson, in the process I learned a couple things. My experience so far has been only with much smaller boats so this stumps me. The pump I replaced was a Rule 17A, 3800 gph 12VDC pump. In following the plumbing and locating the seacock I...
  430. Shimano Penn

    New trip to PV - hotel, shore, charter recs please

    I spent a couple weeks there this summer and have been there a few times in the past, no expert on PV but here is my take. The coast is lined with nice hotels that offer panoramic views, pools and beach access with palapas and lounge chairs you can rent by the day. Let your wallet and a map be...
  431. Shimano Penn

    Vallarta area launch ramps?

    La Cruz de Huanacaxtle ? Much shorter run to get out of the bay.
  432. Shimano Penn

    Rod for Penn Fathom 30LD2

    I agree it’s a 50 lb reel and would be wasted on a 30 lb rod, total mismatch. Mine is on a Proteus 70xh, rated 30-60. 65# braid and 50# mono top shot.
  433. Shimano Penn

    Any groups that fish and camp Baja cost?

    Check out big waters edge, kayak site.
  434. Shimano Penn

    It is done

    Awesome, I used to dream about the 28TE. Bow thrusters?
  435. Shimano Penn

    still taking offer though...Xmas tree

    Bunny is hollow core, not solid.
  436. Shimano Penn

    still taking offer though...Xmas tree

    Would you consider partial trade plus cash? I have a mint 2018 Easter basket with like new green plastic grass , some colored eggs and one NIB chocolate bunny.
  437. Shimano Penn

    Caught a bandit ! What to do ?

    I should add that he is theoretically really BIG :eek:
  438. Shimano Penn

    Caught a bandit ! What to do ?

    So me and this masked bandit have been at war over my vegetable garden for almost a week now, then last night around 10:30 I heard him at war with some of the local domestic pets, it was quite disturbing. I'm sure there are laws about releasing wild animals wherever one feels like letting them...
  439. Shimano Penn

    FishID -- what is this around my hoopnet?

    Ocean whitefish?
  440. Shimano Penn

    Swordfish Deep Drop Rigging Question

    Many years ago fishing the old bridges in the Florida keys I used to tie a float to my sinker via a lifesaver candy. The current would carry it away from the bridge, the lifesaver would melt, and my bait would drop to the bottom. You could reverse this idea to get your bait to the desired...
  441. Shimano Penn

    House and or boat in Baja

    How about a car, truck or jeep in the deal? :D Sending PM, interested.
  442. Shimano Penn

    Zihuatanejo fishing going off

    Sounds awesome Greg! I just found out last night that my new job has been delayed until after the first of the year so today I'm looking at flights and hotels, if it's not stupidly expensive last minute in December I might head back for a week or 10 days.
  443. Shimano Penn

    Portabote (folding boat)

    Stoked to read all the positive feedback on these boats. I have a camper van with solar on top and little room inside so kayak doesn't really work, was thinking about doing a modified SUP of some stripe because I could slide it inside between the bed and cabinets. Thought of buying one of...
  444. Shimano Penn

    85 wellcraft 248 sportsman 07 250 Evinrude

    Bump for a great find here on the left coast. I used to have one of these, an '87. Great ride, fish killer. I had a 200 on a cut transom and was happy with the performance, a 250 on a bracket ? That was my dream upgrade! I even considered buying this one (Jolly Mon) when it was for sale...
  445. Shimano Penn

    FishyPedia

    Well others may see it differently but to me it indicates that someone has made a comment or statement that is at best highly controversial and at worst absolutely pointless. It is likely to inspire an endless list of conflicting personal opinions, none of which are actually "correct" or in any...
  446. Shimano Penn

    FishyPedia

    Don't forget to add what it means when a posters only response is "making popcorn" LOL
  447. Shimano Penn

    What scale for setting drags

    Oh crap, earlier this summer there was a similar thread and everyone was saying digital is the only way to go. I put it off, still using my trusty old Mustad spring scale. Ironically while doing some house cleaning I came across my 25+ year old Manley, it looks pretty bad. Now, with this...
  448. Shimano Penn

    Adventure 16 closing/ everything is on sale

    I went to A-16 today and found out they are closing. Too bad, I've always liked that place. Sort of like REI without the arrogance, more like a Mom and Pop shop. Anyway I thought since I didn't know maybe you didn't either, just a heads up. All merchandise is 20-55% off, looking around it...
  449. Shimano Penn

    got one done

    Maybe just put a price on the 30SW and sell it, then look for the reel you want ?
  450. Shimano Penn

    Two Penn 30SW and Seeker Combos

    Very fair price sir, most people ask $350 each for those reels. Wow is right !
  451. Shimano Penn

    Anchoring

    True story, you can NOT make this shit up :rolleyes: When we lived in St Thomas, USVI my wife worked for a bareboat charter company. They got a radio call one morning from a client who was livid, he was somewhere in the BVI demanding that they send the chase boat with another anchor. He was...
  452. Shimano Penn

    Anchoring

    True story, you can NOT make this shit up :rolleyes: When we lived in St Thomas, USVI my wife worked for a bareboat charter company. They got a radio call one morning from a client who was livid, he was somewhere in the BVI demanding that they send the chase boat with another anchor. He was...
  453. Shimano Penn

    Ex30 or hxw

    HXWR has a virtually inaudible clicker if you care about that. Not a great trolling reel IMO. I bought two of them for that purpose but was very disappointed and just use them as bait reels. I do believe the EX has a grown up, big boy clicker but I'd check before buying :rolleyes:.
  454. Shimano Penn

    Electrician in South OC

    I have been a licensed electrician for 40 years so kind of know what I'm talking about :rolleyes:. GFCI outlets fail, it's common. Even new out of the box sometimes. What do you expect for ~$8? I'd replace it and see what happens. Also, did this just start happening when all this hard rain...
  455. Shimano Penn

    Why is Santa so jolly?

    Because he knows where the naughty girls live :p
  456. Shimano Penn

    60 lb. ROD FOR A OLD GUY

    Budget conscious ?: Proteus 70XXH.
  457. Shimano Penn

    Who knows UC blanks?

    I suspect you are right and that I really won't notice the difference. However these are intended for larger grade tuna, dolfin and wahoo in Mexico, not local schoolie tunas.
  458. Shimano Penn

    Coleman 4 person tent

    Sorry this is gone, thought I posted here already.
  459. Shimano Penn

    Anyone Ever Live on a Boat?

    That was my thought. I've seen it work for a few folks who bought an old beater trawler or blowboat, more living space than a SF. Just understand it will never leave the dock. I considered it 3 years ago but thought about groceries, looking for dock carts, rain, etc. I bought a travel...
  460. Shimano Penn

    Who knows UC blanks?

    Specifically CP (Platinum series) versus CX (Extreme Composite series). I am looking to buy or build a pair of 6' 50-80 or 50-100 trolling rods, most factory wrapped stand-up trollers come with RS/RT or all roller guides. I have plenty of those and want something different. I am looking at...
  461. Shimano Penn

    Daiwa Proteus WN or Phenix Black Diamond

    What he said. I have ONE Phenix and SEVEN Proteus. Just sayin’
  462. Shimano Penn

    Trying to move down south?

    I have to second these words on CV. I moved here 3-1/2 years ago mostly for price/ convenience and have found it to be a surprisingly awesome location/ value. It feels safe and comfortable and offers everything I need within a reasonable range, including sport fishing.
  463. Shimano Penn

    Best rod for 60 lb

    Here you go... https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/phoenix-axis-rod-72-rated-40-100.733179/ Edit: Sorry I was posting this before your last comment, probably not the right rod for you. Check out UC, more forgiving.
  464. Shimano Penn

    Best rod for 60 lb

    Budget conscious look at Proteus XXH, technically rated at 40-60 but it’s a solid 60. Fast action. If $ is not an issue how about those Phenix HaX rods?
  465. Shimano Penn

    Zihuat Questions

    Yea trolling in Zihua sucks
  466. Shimano Penn

    Family Camping Tent

    Tent is gone.
  467. Shimano Penn

    Asking for recommendations for rod purchase for beginners

    I am a spinner fan and own several but I think in general if you look at the cost of two reels with equal performance levels you will find the spinner is much more expensive, as well as maybe bulkier and heavier. I do like them though and I do use them, they have their place.
  468. Shimano Penn

    San Blas Nayarit???

    If you mean La Cruz de Huanacaxtle that is a pretty good hike from San Blas :eek: Of course there are a lot of places in Mexico know as "la cruz" :D Junior, why San Blas? I did a lot of exploring over the summer and found Zihuatanejo to be pretty much the perfect spot. However I did not...
  469. Shimano Penn

    Asking for recommendations for rod purchase for beginners

    Look at Daiwa Proteus rods, most are under $200 OTD. I have 6 or 7 of them now, love 'em :D Pair them up with Penn Fathom reels and you have a high quality combo that does not break the bank.
  470. Shimano Penn

    Is this your hoop net?

    Yea but I'll bet he ate the lobster that were in it LOL
  471. Shimano Penn

    Family Camping Tent

    That tri-fold mattress is up for grabs too.
  472. Shimano Penn

    Family Camping Tent

    Not sure what size this is but pretty big, maybe 9 X 14 ? Haven't used it in years but it should be in good shape. IIRC it has a divider so two room tent. Chula Vista, come get it today or tomorrow before 5PM. No wise cracks about the third photo :rolleyes:
  473. Shimano Penn

    Coleman 4 person tent

    Small tent is gone, big one still available.
  474. Shimano Penn

    Coleman 4 person tent

    I also have a HUGE one, not sure the size but it's pretty big, maybe 10 X 14 ? I also think it has a room divider, two room tent. FREE come get it !
  475. Shimano Penn

    Coleman 4 person tent

    9 X 7, I know the bag looks a little beat up but the tent itself is in good shape, only used it a few times. Chula Vista today and tomorrow before 5 PM.
  476. Shimano Penn

    Best On board fish handling??

    WTF? I am totally unfamiliar with this, can someone explain? Yea I know, search is my friend, on it now... ;) Edit: found it here https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/long-range-on-board-fish-handling.678791/
  477. Shimano Penn

    Hollow, I know nothing about Hollow, Splicing???

    Been there done that. F'ing latch needle... >:(
  478. Shimano Penn

    Dorm sized freezer $20

    Freezer is gone.
  479. Shimano Penn

    Cheap Calm Water Kayak $150

    Kayak is gone, thanks to all for your interest.
  480. Shimano Penn

    Hollow, I know nothing about Hollow, Splicing???

    I am just getting in to playing with hollow braid and it's actually (for me at least) a lot of fun :D Lots of good you tube videos out there, check out Northwest Topshots for good demo videos. Plenty of others too. BHP tackle website has all the tools you need as well as braid, I use the Daho...
  481. Shimano Penn

    Dorm sized freezer $20

    FREE, come get it.
  482. Shimano Penn

    Winter Storage - Reels

    My gear is all kept in a storage unit I am getting rid of, I need to stow everything away and have limited space. I got the rods figured out, the reels will probably get individually wrapped in towels and placed into something breathable like an old suitcase which will be kept in a closet. I'm...
  483. Shimano Penn

    Our boat sank in the Catalina channel-Cabo 216

    Sage advice. My Wellcraft 248 had a cut transom and I'd take a brutal uphill run over a nasty following sea any day, I was always more afraid of going down sea than up. :rolleyes:
  484. Shimano Penn

    Older TLD 50 LRS

    There is at least one and I think maybe two on here for sale right now, search is your friend :D
  485. Shimano Penn

    Cal'd out FTH25NLD2 for stock 60LD2

    I decided to keep it for now and use my TLD's for trolling. Thanks for the offers.
  486. Shimano Penn

    Dorm sized freezer $20

    This is a freezer not a fridge. Get your bait out of your wife's refrigerator, happy wife = happy life :D 18 x 18 x 18. Not sure the capacity, 1.5 cu ft sound right?
  487. Shimano Penn

    Ryobi Table Saw with stand $75

    I bought this to do one project 2 years ago, has been collecting dust ever since. I'd say it's in excellent condition, no rust and the blade should be nice and sharp. Clearing out storage unit, it has to go. I think it was around $300 at HD.
  488. Shimano Penn

    Contico Tuff Bin storage box

    Clearing out storage unit, this has to go. 36" x 23" x 21"H.
  489. Shimano Penn

    120 quart Igloo cooler - beater - $20 or trade?

    Old and ghetto but gets the job done. 40" x 18" x 18". Clearing out storage unit, gotta go. $20 or trade for trolling lure(s).
  490. Shimano Penn

    Man Cave Art - Mermaid $20

    Bought this print years ago when I had a marine tropical fish hatchery, had it professionally mounted. It's nice, not tacky. I am clearing out a storage unit so it needs to go. 21" X 17". .
  491. Shimano Penn

    Cheap Calm Water Kayak $150

    ttt… I need this gone. Fun for the kids? $100?
  492. Shimano Penn

    Railrod vs harness

    Agree^^^^^ I am 6'-2", I hate rail rodding but on a crowded party boat I see how it makes sense. Over… under... over.... Harness really doesn't cut it especially if you have the rod strapped in.
  493. Shimano Penn

    Halibut tips please?

    Yea I thought it best to just leave that alone, was kind of hoping he was just having a bad day or something. In all honesty I believe I have contributed a ton of prime, high cost (hard earned) info and added considerable value to these forums. I try to contribute when I know what I'm talking...
  494. Shimano Penn

    Penn International ll 50sw

    A pic of the serial number will tell the year of manufacture. I believe it's the first two numbers. I don't think it really matters though, an Int'l II is an Int'l II as far as I know. Maybe there were some design changes along the way, I don't know. Bobby let us know if he doesn't buy it, I...
  495. Shimano Penn

    Zihuatanejo 10/19-10/26

    Nope, guess again. Or you can cheat and read here https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/believe-it-or-not-post-your-impossible-catch-stories-here.731049/
  496. Shimano Penn

    Zihuatanejo 10/19-10/26

    I met a guy who knows a guy... :rolleyes:
  497. Shimano Penn

    Zihuatanejo 10/19-10/26

    Zihua is awesome! I'm a little sorry I spent all of August in and around PV/ Sayulita & Barra, had I known about Zihuatanejo I'd have spent more time there. I plan to go back for sure. I only got out once for about 5 hours but slammed 4 really nice dorado and a couple small sharks that looked...
  498. Shimano Penn

    Balloon Question

    This is the problem with your idea. Are you even the slightest bit environmentally conscious? It doesn't "go away", it eventually lands somewhere. This is a bad thing. Plus, as others have mentioned, it's an expensive thing. Get a second rod for the balloon.
  499. Shimano Penn

    Smokers

    "Tailgater" model? Same here. When it works it's awesome but you can't rely on it. I can not in good faith recommend buying one. sgwill do you know about the auger speed switch you adjust with a paperclip? They don't really tell you about it but it's there. If you don't know what I'm...
  500. Shimano Penn

    Mono to mono connection using hollow core braid?

    Well you guys are right of course, I'm just bored and overthinking it. :rolleyes: I'm just gonna keep practicing my bimini until it's perfect :p
  501. Shimano Penn

    Mono to mono connection using hollow core braid?

    I'm upgrading my old trolling gear to take to Mexico and leave there. In the past I fished straight 50# mono with a bimini twist to either a snap swivel or a wind on. The problem is that the bimini is awkward passing through the rollers, it does work but it's tight. I don't really want to...
  502. Shimano Penn

    Roller guides and braid, your thoughts?

    Ding ding ding ! This is basically what motivates me to look into my alternatives. I have an old set of 50# trollers, there is nothing wrong with them, they are International II IGFA class rods and I like them a lot. They have standard sized AFTCO rollers. In the past I fished straight 50#...
  503. Shimano Penn

    Roller guides and braid, your thoughts?

    Roller guides are out of fashion, I get that. Yet still the vast majority of trolling rods manufactured feature them. I have read about braid getting caught between the roller and the guide frame but has anyone actually seen this happen? It's really hard to find a quality stand-up trolling...
  504. Shimano Penn

    Halibut tips please?

    Sorry. Not my place to invite someone to fish another guy's boat. :rolleyes:
  505. Shimano Penn

    Halibut tips please?

    Well I'm sorry to say that none of the sage advice here helped us, we suck. We are filling out our applications for the Sorry Ass Fisherman's Club today. We managed two shorts, a couple of sculpin and a whole mess of spotties. Oh and even a couple maceral. We mostly fished the harbor...
  506. Shimano Penn

    Please dont touch my drag

    I have been setting drags by scale for over 30 years. I'm no pro but I'm a pretty experienced angler and I have to admit I can't "feel" the difference between 14 and 16 lbs of drag and I'm pretty damned sure the 20 y/o deckie on a sportboat can't either. I go on the heavy side, 30-33% of line...
  507. Shimano Penn

    Clean rod wrapping

    Probably best to make yourself a helpful active member of the BD community before you start trying to sell something here. Add some insightful comment and help the newer anglers, get a reputation for being a decent, knowledgeable guy. When your first few posts are basically "for sale" you...
  508. Shimano Penn

    is bimini twist a 100% knot ?

    I'd have to agree with this. Spent 11 years trolling in the Caribbean, double line to snap swivel. Seen all kinds of failures (knots, crimps, swivels, hooks...) but never seen the bimini fail :cool: Edit: I should add that was all mono, can't speak to the bimini with braid.
  509. Shimano Penn

    Why So Many 2 Day Trips Instead of 2.5 Day Trips This Fall?!?

    I’m with you buddy, .5 trips for me. I like the full day fishing and getting in fresh in the morning to deal with driving, cutting fish and cleaning gear. No fun late at night when you’ve been up since 5AM drinking beer, uh, I mean fishing
  510. Shimano Penn

    Halibut tips please?

    Thank you, I forgot all about the three-way swivel thing ;)
  511. Shimano Penn

    Halibut tips please?

    A friend with a nice boat wants to take some people out to fish for halibut in the bay this week, I honestly know nothing about fishing for halibut and believe he knows even less :rolleyes:. I'm guessing 20-25# gear with Carolina rig and sardine? Look for flat sandy areas? Grass? Any...
  512. Shimano Penn

    Cal'd out FTH25NLD2 for stock 60LD2

    Cal Sheets blueprinted FTH25NLD 2 speed, I have two and don't need both. I want another 60LD2 for a trolling reel, don't care about braid but it's a plus. Needs to be in 10/10 condition. The 25 has 65# Daiwa J braid to 100 yard 30 mono t/s. Check out this freespool !
  513. Shimano Penn

    Any comments on the new daiwa saltists?

    Understatement of the year! Don't know how else to describe it though. Last year early in the season I bought a 40LD2, within weeks I had both a 20 and 30 star. The 20 was my go to reel all last season and this year for schoolie YFT and such. The 40LD I use for yo-yo and flat fall, got some...
  514. Shimano Penn

    Morro bay 1/2 or 3/4 boat recommendation

    Yea I was just about to talk about that. I was there in May and fished both Endeavor and Avenger. We fished deep in wicked current, 16oz was needed. No need for fancy $$$$ rockfish/ lingcod jigs, just shrimp flies and squid will do the same job and when you get rocked it's no loss. The fish...
  515. Shimano Penn

    Believe it or not! Post your impossible catch stories here.

    Just got these photos via whats app from Zihua, from the OP above ^^^^^^
  516. Shimano Penn

    Believe it or not! Post your impossible catch stories here.

    In another thread here... https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/2-fish-1-hook-and-a-gaff-gaffe-10-11.730260/ … there are some good stories of impossible catches. Well I have a fresh one from just last week... Last Tuesday I hired a panga to fish dorado in Mexico, we were trolling along and...
  517. Shimano Penn

    Offshore 2 Fish, 1 Hook... and a Gaff Gaffe 10/11

    How about 1 fish, no hook? Again female angler, this one experienced. Yo-yo fishing at Colonett (Liberty maybe?). Woman brings a YT to gaff and when it hits the deck the crew starts laughing, it wasn't hooked at all! The jig had wrapped around the fish under the gillplate, the treble hook...
  518. Shimano Penn

    Rod for Fathom 40N and New Penn Torque Questions

    Bought one, hated it, sold it.
  519. Shimano Penn

    New To Crimping

    Tagging along on this thread I was hoping someone would talk about this. Any advice, photos or links would be greatly appreciated. All I have right now is a cheap Mustad spring scale, willing to upgrade but need some direction.
  520. Shimano Penn

    Oct 10 How to gear up Overnight Aztec

    It is better to have it and not need it than not have it and need it. Take 'em all :D
  521. Shimano Penn

    Acid Wrap trolling rod problems

    Blotter, no question.
  522. Shimano Penn

    Deckhand jobs southern CA?

    You guys realize this thread is 3-1/2 years old, right? :p:
  523. Shimano Penn

    Cow BFT on boat, now what

    Next time you’re on the water take off your shirt and wrap yourself up in wet towel. Wait five minutes and tell us how you feel. Just sayin’...
  524. Shimano Penn

    How to legally sell charters in Mexico

    I'd like to bring some new life to a very old thread I found while searching the interweb for information on running a charter fishing operation out of Puerto Vallarta. It was pointed out above that most working class Americans are not willing to work for the wages associated with captain/ mate...
  525. Shimano Penn

    Zihuatanejo 10/19-10/26

    Hey thanks, I booked a room at Arena Suites on the beach with kitchen, I'll look at BLM while I'm there for next time. PM coming.
  526. Shimano Penn

    Zihuatanejo 10/19-10/26

    Greg, I will be in Zihua next week 10-14 to 10-21, our trips overlap. Would you be interested in splitting a trip? I'm more interested in dorado than sailfish but I'll go with whatever the better option is. Eric, any thoughts on hotel vs Airbnb? I'm thinking of going total low budget, it's...
  527. Shimano Penn

    octopus swim bait

    That was awesome, the guy is awesome, the bait is awesome. Thanks for sharing !
  528. Shimano Penn

    Hot rodding a 30sw

    After weighing the pros and cons of having Cal upgrade my old 30SW’s vs buying new versions I went with Cal. To me the weight difference just isn’t enough to justify the cost of new reels.
  529. Shimano Penn

    114H2 ?

    Thanks. That is the only info I could find online as well.
  530. Shimano Penn

    114H2 ?

    Was on a boat yesterday that had a 114H2, never heard of that one before. Can anyone tell me what the "2" signifies, what's different about it ?
  531. Shimano Penn

    Cambria Kayak Fishing For Lings and Rock Fish

    Yea that place is pretty awesome. Campground just North of there too so a nice little vacation for cheap with great fishing. The lings and reds up there make ours look like baitfish :D
  532. Shimano Penn

    Need 2 or 3 fishing Friday 10/4/19

    Mark I am usually available even short notice. Enjoyed fishing with you guys last week.
  533. Shimano Penn

    Smoking fish question.....

    I'm going to try that just to do something different. No complaints about the brine I've been using though, got it off Char Broil site (CB #1 I think): 4 cups water 1 cup soy sauce 3/4 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup kosher salt I add garlic powder and Jamaican Jerk seasoning. Sometimes add hoisin...
  534. Shimano Penn

    215 Aquasport Explorer

    ^^^^^^^ … sigh... You KNOW what I meant :rolleyes:
  535. Shimano Penn

    Penn 2/0 Never Used $ 75.00

    Offering $25.49 ! :D Seriously I'd think it would be worth more than $75 to a collector but maybe there are lots of them out there?
  536. Shimano Penn

    215 Aquasport Explorer

    Looks great! Can we get a couple more zoomed in, close up shots of the bow and that belly hoop up top? :D
  537. Shimano Penn

    Charter Masters; Cancelations? Coming up short?

    Responded. I was already looking at your thread. As I said above I'll be out Friday and doubtful I can make your trip. That is exactly what I'm looking for though, thanks for the offer.
  538. Shimano Penn

    Charter Masters; Cancelations? Coming up short?

    El Bumpo. Looking to fish this week or weekend or next week. Set for Thursday/ Friday but open around that. PB or sportie, ready to rock and roll.
  539. Shimano Penn

    Limit out or keep looking?

    Yea I know, personally I bounce as many as I can but I'm talking sporties with a lot of green anglers and deckies who just want to kill fish and load the numbers.
  540. Shimano Penn

    Need help with gunwale flush mount rod holders

    Most people here do not fight fish with the rod in the holder, that is more of a rough water technique. So Cal natives who have not traveled much may not realize that the sea conditions here, even on "rough" days, are actually pretty "mill pond" :rolleyes: In St Thomas I had bent butt rods that...
  541. Shimano Penn

    Limit out or keep looking?

    Standard practice on a private boat, I agree. But a sportie… the captain wants numbers and it's pretty tough to CnR a gaffed fish :(
  542. Shimano Penn

    Limit out or keep looking?

    What would you do if you were in charge? Recently on two separate 2 day trips I found myself and my fellow anglers killing it on a WFO bite of small grade 12-20lb YFT very early on the first day. Everyone was having a blast and no one was thinking about the "now what?" we were about to face...
  543. Shimano Penn

    I don't think she's coming back.

    My girlfriend left me, we had an argument about money. She told me we couldn't afford to buy beer anymore. Then I caught her buying some expensive makeup. I said "Hey, how come I can't have beer but you can buy makeup?" She said she needed the makeup to look pretty for me. I told her that's...
  544. Shimano Penn

    Another FMM question.

    A guy I know with a nice boat wants to go fish the Coronado's, he is asking each angler to obtain his own FMM online. I didn't think it worked that way, IME the captain gathers all the angler info and gets the FMM's. Does his way work? I recently visited Mexico by air and was able to set up...
  545. Shimano Penn

    One man's trashfish.....

    When I was a kid my dad used to take me trout fishing on the Kern river out of Lake Isabella. I'd look down and see these huge carp, asked him Can you eat those? His answer was... If you're hungry enough, yes. LOL
  546. Shimano Penn

    Logging in

    Same issue here on my PC. Frustrating. If I have to choose between porn and BD, well, it was nice knowing you guys :rolleyes:
  547. Shimano Penn

    One man's trashfish.....

    Well I'm one of those guys that always considered skipjack and bonita to be garbage but I changed my tune after buying a smoker and learning how to use it :D Now I still can't bring myself to simply toss a filet on the grill, sear it and eat up but smoked... I think it's awesome !
  548. Shimano Penn

    Need 1 for Friday 9/27

    Yea that Chapo guy must be a total noob to fishing, probably thinks they are going after yellow tail tuna. Still it’s always good to teach new people so someone should show a little mercy and take the poor guy out. Maybe beginners luck will show up?
  549. Shimano Penn

    Offshore Kite policy on sport boat

    Just saw that done on Pride last week. Fresh flyer barely alive hanging limply on a J hook, wings rigged out. No floats. Looked pathetic in the water. Head down, tail up. Bam! 150# fish on the boat :D
  550. Shimano Penn

    Plastic Swordfish??? WTF!

    Maybe they work like duck decoys :D I LOVE it except for the unnecessary trash in the ocean, hazard to navigation, waste of time and general childish nature of it all. Hmm... maybe I don't love it so much. :rolleyes:
  551. Shimano Penn

    Offshore Kite policy on sport boat

    Kite fishing on private boat, fun for everyone. Kite fishing on sportie, spectator sport. :rolleyes:
  552. Shimano Penn

    Large round fender $25

    Need to hear from you please, Chad wants it too.
  553. Shimano Penn

    Puerto Vallarta Inshore/Marina/Beach Fishing

    No joke, I was just there. Didn't find much in the way of good surf fishing but it was mid summer, should be getting better soon.
  554. Shimano Penn

    Offshore 9/18 late report Pride 2 Day

    It's all true, I know… I was there :D Great captain, boat and crew, definitely on my go to list now. Personally I went 9 for 11 on YF and put a couple skippies on the boat too, can't complain. Thanks Adrian for putting the trip together and letting me tag along. How did you rig it so you...
  555. Shimano Penn

    Morro Bay Yakin this 9/28 9/29

    My first time EVER in a kayak in the ocean was at Leffingwell. Solo. When he came by (BIG boy too) I just thought "oh, so this is what kayak fishing is like". It wasn't until I got back to the beach where 50 people where gathered and DFG was there asking questions and taking statements that I...
  556. Shimano Penn

    Spooling Reels near landings, any recommendations?

    Do you mean Angler's Choice or is there someplace I don't know about? Not being funny, I'm serious.
  557. Shimano Penn

    Morro Bay Yakin this 9/28 9/29

    Cambria/ Leffingwell. Can't go wrong. Just watch out for Mr. White :eek: He's been known to break bad.
  558. Shimano Penn

    Spinning combo

    Dude you should buy this, if he'll take your $200 it's a good deal. I fish that same combo. I know it's not close for you though, too bad.
  559. Shimano Penn

    Bluefin or yellowfin? I can’t tell...

    If it's over 200 lbs its probably a blue fin. :D Or look here https://www.onthewater.com/identifying-bluefin-vs-yellowfin-tuna
  560. Shimano Penn

    Replacing rod butts with gimble butts

    :D That is rich, I didn't even really look at his photos :rolleyes: Yep er, pull that sucker off of there :p
  561. Shimano Penn

    Replacing rod butts with gimble butts

    Depends on how busy they are. I usually expect to drop it off and come back in a day or two.
  562. Shimano Penn

    Replacing rod butts with gimble butts

    I have had Squidco put aluminum gimbals on 6 or 7 Proteus rods because they don't come with them. Usually around $10-$12 I think.
  563. Shimano Penn

    Large round fender $25

    It measures something like 28 X 22 but from looking at the Taylor list on West Marine I think it's a size 21.
  564. Shimano Penn

    Cheap Calm Water Kayak $150

    I bought this last summer when I was up in Shasta/ Trinity fishing lakes and wide, slow rivers, this is NOT for La Jolla. Maybe Mission Bay. It's a Lifetime Tamarac Angler, you can buy one brand new for ~$300 but this has many extras and upgrades. I think it's 10', forgot to check that...
  565. Shimano Penn

    First Custom Rod

    :D I went in for ONE rod. That was shortly before Day On The Docks and what I did not know is M&M entered my name in a drawing, which I won. $100 gift certificate, of course I had to order up another rod. Then a buddy traded me a blank I liked for something I had so … three rods wrapped. I...
  566. Shimano Penn

    Info on Fisherman's Paradise rods?

    If they were built in Florida you could try contacting Captain Harry's Fishing Supply or Dru (Rods by Dru), one of them might be able to help you identify the builder and hence the blank. I have a rod (by Dru) that is so special to me I never take it out anymore for fear of damaging it :rolleyes:
  567. Shimano Penn

    First Custom Rod

    I'm no expert but have had three rods built by M&M in San Diego. At a minimum you should know what blank you want and what it will be used for. From there you can get all "type A" about the guides, reel seat, grip material, etc. If you are not that guy and will take advice just go to a...
  568. Shimano Penn

    All sold for now

    What I like is the buttery smooth retrieve, it's a joy. I use both a Cal'd out FTH25NLD2 and a Saltist 40LD2 for yo-yo/ 130g FF and the Saltist is my preference. I do believe the 25N is a better reel overall and if a larger grade fish picked me up I'd want it but the Saltist is just so much...
  569. Shimano Penn

    All sold for now

    Free bump. FWIW I bought three of the Daiwa Saltist last year, 20 and 30 star drag and 40LD2. I love them. I was fishing all Fathom LD2's but the Saltist 20 and 30 make great LB/ sardine reels and the 40LD2 is now my go to yo-yo reel for YT.
  570. Shimano Penn

    Cal Sheets

    Yea that's what I said :D I had him do (2) 25N's and a 30. Also (2) older International 30sw2's. When season ends I will send him a 40N. It takes time, they get really backed up. Don't do it until season ends.
  571. Shimano Penn

    Cal Sheets

    Cal'd FTH25NLD2 ...
  572. Shimano Penn

    Shimano Baitrunner question

    BTW, I am from SF and don't recall a big sardine bait fishery there. :rolleyes:
  573. Shimano Penn

    Shimano Baitrunner question

    I guess I forgot to mention I'm not an idiot :D Notice I said "even at the lightest setting" :rolleyes: But hey, thanks for all your help ! ;)
  574. Shimano Penn

    Custom Rod Wrap

    I have used M&M in San Diego, very satisfied.
  575. Shimano Penn

    Fathom LD Size recommendation

    ^^^^^^ What he said :D One reel will not do both, 25N or 30 for 40-50, 40N for 50-60. General consensus is that the 40N is NOT an 80 lb reel. Bear in mind that 25N and 30 are the same reel, 30 is just a wider spool (more capacity). So... 25N for 40 and 30 for 50 is how I set them up :cool:
  576. Shimano Penn

    Shimano Baitrunner question

    Does anyone know if the selected drag setting on the reel affects the baitrunner drag? On my 6500 I have 40lb super slick to the brim and fish a short 30lb fluoro leader, I set the drag at 10#. Even at the lightest setting a sardine really can't pull so the BR function is useless. Would...
  577. Shimano Penn

    New spinner for wife, Saragosa or slammer

    I have Baitrunner 6500, Slammer 3 5500 and 'gosa 10K. Of the three I mostly use the Slammer. Any of them will catch schoolies (saragosa is overkill). However even at the lightest setting a sardine really can't pull the baitrunner, now a makeral... that is a different story :D The only thing...
  578. Shimano Penn

    Seeker osp 1x3

    They were marked 60-100 iirc, what I really liked was they also gave a drag range rating (don't remember what is was though).
  579. Shimano Penn

    Seeker osp 1x3

    I was eyeballing a couple of those on the Pride (boat gear) this week, I'm totally into black on black. Nice looking rods. I have custom wrapped blacked out Centaur and Viper but still those 1x3's looked tempting :rolleyes:
  580. Shimano Penn

    Tiagra 30W LRSA reel

    I dunno know man, I don't know what you know but he offered a super deal that I myself would have taken but I knew I was too far away, and I'm talking 95 miles. You are across the country. Did you expect him to turn down an immediate local cash sale for the hassle of e-payment and shipping...
  581. Shimano Penn

    Tiagra 30W LRSA reel

    Damn! I’d almost drive to Riverside for that deal :D
  582. Shimano Penn

    Pet - pair of Turtles and Aquarium

    Not sure if the laws have changed but if those are under 4", which they certainly look to be, they are pretty hard to find (legally at least). I'm surprised someone didn't snatch them up right away.
  583. Shimano Penn

    quick question bout pq

    Verizon has service at SCI :D
  584. Shimano Penn

    2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee - broken

    Motor blew up, mechanic says it's not worth fixing. ~170K miles on chasis. If you have one it may be of value to you. Leather seats, CD changer, K&N cold air intake, magnaflow exhaust, almost new set of BFG AT ko2's, sunroof etc etc, this is the Limited version and from what I can tell was top...
  585. Shimano Penn

    Small smoker for beginners

    Yes this, not sure if they tell you to but it’s what you do
  586. Shimano Penn

    9/16-9/18 Pride 2 day

    Thanks for the call, see you tomorrow :D
  587. Shimano Penn

    Marking braid with a sharpie?

    Good tip, thanks. I like that idea !
  588. Shimano Penn

    Charter Masters; Cancelations? Coming up short?

    I'm not working right now but a job could pop up any day so I'm trying to fish a lot while I can. Mostly interested in 1.5 or 2 day trips but will entertain anything. Short notice is okay too, even same day for evening departures. I am rigged and ready. Not tonight though, got some business...
  589. Shimano Penn

    Small smoker for beginners

    X3 for Little Chief, a classic. My dad had one when I was a kid and after I got married and bought a house he got tired of making jerky for me so he gave me one for Christmas :rolleyes: Now I have a Traeger 8-)
  590. Shimano Penn

    Marking braid with a sharpie?

    I have been making depth marks on mono with a sharpie for years, I'm convinced it does not affect the line. I'm assuming the same for braid but thought I'd ask if anyone knows differently.
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    9/16-9/18 Pride 2 day

    Sent text, waiting to hear from you. Will Mario's be open for drop off when the boat comes in? I've never been on that boat but have been looking at it. What is the bunk layout like?
  592. Shimano Penn

    Boat "Trailer" storage?

    Which KOA? That sounds pretty cheap!
  593. Shimano Penn

    25N, 30, 40N, 60 reel clamp cap screws

    Talking about the female threaded cap screws that hold the reel clamp. Are they the same for all models? Maybe there is a better (proper) term for them but you get the idea, right? Anyway I'm now in the habit of completely breaking down all my gear after fishing since the "new order" of...
  594. Shimano Penn

    Car guys need advise

    Okay thanks guys, it was just a thought. Looking at Honda Elements, I have two friends with them and they both drank the koolaide, they both say it’s the best car they ever owned. Toyota? Highlander?
  595. Shimano Penn

    Car guys need advise

    Is this a good deal? Do I want this?https://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/cto/d/san-diego-audi-a3-great-car-for-anyone/6975329440.html My beloved Jeep Grand Cherokee died, it's beyond reasonable repair. Don't need AWD or 4WD necessarily. Was thjinking of going smaller and lighter than the big...
  596. Shimano Penn

    N00b tips for a 3/4 to full day trip...

    Not familiar with the area but suggesting you try to find a "buddy boat" for your first offshore explorations. Just someone to tag along with and keep in touch via radio. Lots of good folk here, shouldn't be that hard to find.
  597. Shimano Penn

    Tomahawk 2 Day 9/11-9/13

    FWIW I was on the Liberty 3/4 day yesterday and it was NOT hard to find fish. Our first stop was not productive so we moved on, second stop (maybe ~9am, I really didn't check) lasted pretty much all day, we were there until 2:00 with a constant steady bite going, 5-6 fish hanging at any given...
  598. Shimano Penn

    Offshore Liberty tuna report Friday 9/6

    I’m going out with them tomorrow, hoping for a similar day Thank for the after hours tip on 5 Star
  599. Shimano Penn

    carp 101

    Ditto on the canned corn, seems to work pretty well.
  600. Shimano Penn

    Tomahawk 2 Day 9/11-9/13

    Any thoughts about gear for this? I have been away for a month so not up to date, I'm guessing 20-40 as a focus and 50-80 "just in case" ? Yea I will be "that guy" with 7-8 rigs, don't hate :rolleyes:
  601. Shimano Penn

    D

    I so totally had to bite my tounge… just sooo tempting... but no, I'm staying out of it :rolleyes:
  602. Shimano Penn

    Fishing rod and tackle storage in garage options

    Set your priorities man, what is wrong with you? :confused: Get RID of any crap that interferes with access to your fishing gear ! And if you mean "across the rafters" like above them then no, too much work. Go to HD and buy some lag type J hooks, screw them into the rafters. Your rods...
  603. Shimano Penn

    Cheap Place To Stay In PVR

    I did stay 3 nights at Pepe's Sunset Bungalow, it was great. Perfect location, close enough to the beach and action but just far enough to be quiet at night. A/C helped. I did not fish except for the surf, there are no fish to be had right now. Very few if any boats going out and those that...
  604. Shimano Penn

    Screwed up, license expires 08-12 !!!!!!

    I am leaving in a couple hours for CBX-TIJ-PVR. Thought I had covered all my bases for a 4 week trip. Just realized my Mexican fishing license expires on Monday. Squidco doesn't open until 8:30 so I'm screwed. Does anyone know where in Puerto Vallarta I can renew my license tomorrow...
  605. Shimano Penn

    Cheap Place To Stay In PVR

    Flying in to PVR later today Juan, see you on Saturday. I just realized (last minute, no time to fix) that my Mexican fishing license expires on Monday, will I be able to get one (assuming I need it) in PV tomorrow?
  606. Shimano Penn

    Saltwater Fish ID needed!

    Whatever it is it looks well fed! Look how small the head is compared to the body, are they all like that?
  607. Shimano Penn

    Boat ads: hours vrs years

    As much as I am trying to resist I look at all the ads for boats, owned a few already and try to say "never again" but then something comes along...:D Anyway I am always skeptical of 8-10 year old motors with 3-400 hours on them. Really? The boats I've owned suffered 100-200 hours a year...
  608. Shimano Penn

    What Lures do you run?

    I am an absolute believer in "right place, right time", all those beautiful colors and designs hanging on tackle store walls are for us, not them. Sales and marketing... not fishing. One of the most successful lures in history is the cedar plug, yea, fish will hit a block of wood. I lived/...
  609. Shimano Penn

    Tackle Shop Getting Closed Down By The City

    Don’t know the place but can imagine, seen lots of public pier bait shops. This is a real shame, any public hearings on the matter or is it strictly internal?
  610. Shimano Penn

    20' Shamrock Cuddy Cabin

    Must... resist... damn...
  611. Shimano Penn

    Anything but Tuna!

    Fighting words to SD anglers I know... The thing is I miss my old life in St Thomas where we always caught mahi and often caught wahoo, king maceral, white marlin and blue marlin. In a couple other threads here I have talked about my impending trip to PV area and I'm still looking for advice/...
  612. Shimano Penn

    Haven't caught a white seabass in 20 years till now

    Don't know which I envy more, the fish itself or the mill pond conditions you were fishing in, I dream of days like that! :rolleyes:
  613. Shimano Penn

    Offshore Dorado 7/30

    Is it just me or does seeing a guy bundled up in jeans, a heavy jacket and a hoodie holding up a dolfin seem odd ?
  614. Shimano Penn

    Good Luck Rituals

    For PB fishing I like to have a magic chicken on board.
  615. Shimano Penn

    Tomahawk 2 Day 9/11-9/13

    I'm in, money sent. Lets go kill some fish! Tomahawk is an awesome boat, would have booked it several times this year if it hadn't moved. Seaforth rocks :cool:
  616. Shimano Penn

    Shimano Baitrunner 12000D $100

    Bump for a heck of a deal, I love my 8000.
  617. Shimano Penn

    Cheap Place To Stay In PVR

    Just booked 3 nights with Pepe, 8-10 through 8-13. Thanks for the "hookup" :cool:
  618. Shimano Penn

    PV area (Barra to Sayulita) 08-08 to 09-05

    Now THAT is the kind of intel a guy appreciates, thanks, I'll look him up :D
  619. Shimano Penn

    BOAT HANDLING LESSONS

    What he said ^^^^^
  620. Shimano Penn

    PV area (Barra to Sayulita) 08-08 to 09-05

    I am going to spend 4 weeks in the area. Plan to do both surf fishing and panga fishing. Any one going in that time frame interested in splitting costs hit me up. Any intel on spots, techniques or pangeros please comment. Hotel in Sayulita? I have Barra and PV covered. Basically any and...
  621. Shimano Penn

    Liberty - 60 people at $160 ???

    Yea I’m feeling priced out now too. Last year I did 7 or 8 1.5’s, this year I booked 2 and a 4 week trip to Mexico. Probably spend less overall. Just too many people with money to burn, prices will continue to rise until they can’t fill the seats, just how it is.
  622. Shimano Penn

    Cheap Place To Stay In PVR

    Stickbass I'm sure there is a bus, that is my plan :cool: See my dates above, if you can swing it I'll split a panga with you :D
  623. Shimano Penn

    Cheap Place To Stay In PVR

    SOLD ! August 10 to August 13 or Sept 1 to Sept 4, you pick for me. I am in Barra 08/15 to 08/22 and PV 08/24 to 08/31. Have a few days before and after. Hook me up with a pangero or I have gas money for your boat :D
  624. Shimano Penn

    Surf fishing Mexico

    Curious to know if these "sierras" I read about are actually Cero mackerel, I lived in the Caribbean where this species got called both cereal and sierra :rolleyes:
  625. Shimano Penn

    Surf fishing Mexico

    PV and points North and South of there. Planning to explore from Punta Mita to Barra de Navidad, more or less. Barra for sure. 4 weeks, I’m calling it retirement research!
  626. Shimano Penn

    Surf fishing Mexico

    What lures should I take? I have some 2 and 3 oz kastmasters, what else? Have a 8'-9" travel rod and a Slammer 3 5500.
  627. Shimano Penn

    Need a place to leave my car for a month.

    I have two vehicles, parking for one. Can't leave it on the street over 72 hours. I am getting a ride to the border and doing that cross border bridge thing.
  628. Shimano Penn

    Need a place to leave my car for a month.

    Wasn't sure where to post this. I am going to Mexico for four weeks 08-08 to 09-05, I need a cheap or free (safe) place to leave my car. It's a 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee, not a beater, not hard to look at. It won't bring down your property value :rolleyes: I live in Chula Vista so hoping to...