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    Nacho's or San Pedro bait report anyone??

    nacho had 2 full boxes of squid yesterday am and great sardine finbait
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    Cabo for Christmas - looking for Hotel & Fishing Charter suggestions

    Go to East Cape / Los Barrilles - don't stay in cabo. Check out Palmas de Cortez
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    Sunset Aquatic Parking (Lobster Opener)

    Hope the ramp is closed
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    Mussel Farm???

    I thought Mussel Farm was getting turned into Yellowtail Farm - did this concept Fail/BK as well?
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    Which restaurant has the best fried chicken?

    Crack Shack or Yardbird - not sure on socal locations but tried them both in Vegas
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    Huntington Beach vicinity fishing closures

    They are baited and many were baited before the season even opened - heard F&G divers spot checked several and are issuing fines / pulling licenses.
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    Pacific Air Show HB

    Heard its cancelled this year - Lobster Season too... Everyone stay home.
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    Costa Palmas?

    Headed to East Cape for Thanksgiving week - going to start up at Palapas Ventana to spear for 3-4 days then move down to palmas de cortez villas or maybe the new 4 Seasons Costa Palmas - anyone stayed there - is it worth the $$$$?
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    Gifting lobsters

    Make Lobster Great Again... I remember 15-20 years ago and no one was doing it - now it's a total shitshow - promar got rich off it I guess though
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    Blufin BluBallz

    I'm having no trouble hooking them
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    Islands Catalina Halibutts

    high to low tide - end of cycle yes to squid but it was a scratch large fish caught and missed were all on large spanish mackeral
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    Islands Catalina Halibutts

    Biting real well in various backside coves - the big ones biting at night.
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    Hiring Crew

    The old tactic was to snipe a great up and coming Long Range captain... I think the best private captains get shuffled around with who writes the biggest check.
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    Bight Sportfishing may have a new vessel

    Damm - sick boat - based on pricing - I'm torn - day trip with friends or family to catch a local bluefin or a week in the east cape fishing everyday.
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    2001 30' Pursuit 3000 Offshore Express Fisherman $98,900

    These are great socal boats - was in between this and a 30 Skipjack and only went skipjack because of the room for family/catalina
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    No love in Long Beach

    Can't catch em from the couch - good for you putting the time in - end of season fast approaching
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    My secret lobster spot

    I had a few secret spots once - then I took "friends" without boats there and come to find out they have friends with boats... Lesson learned...
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    Cat 5th 6th 2021

    Spacedust = catalina lobster limts
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    Baiting for lobster -- my way... whats yours?

    wow - that's pretty awesome - my last outing I defrosted a bunch of disgusting trout from santa ana river lakes that my son caught and stepped on them in a bucket with my xtuffs - filled tubes - 8 big lobster in 1 set of 4 nets locally.
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    2018 and Newer Whaler Montauk 17

    I can't fix stupid - if your bait tank has a single jet spray - you will have to learn yourself how west coast bait tanks work. Here's a 12yr old post with some useful info...
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    Still hope in the LBC

    Cant catch em from the couch - nice work - inspiring me to make a few sets this week - need to check the tides for my go-to spot first
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    What is this lobster looking thing?

    Because he's smart - trailer/trap rigs are the way to go for halibut = bite the tail first mostly
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    What is this lobster looking thing?

    Whoever said they taste better then lobster - they don't - but some people on this forum talk about spider crab being tasty as well - so to each his own
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    Spotted Bass Catalina?

    Caught lots of sandbass in cat harbor - never a spotty
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    Spotted Bass Catalina?

    Nope been fishing catalina for 25 years and never caught or seen one - but fishklr has so what do I know
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    Looks like Bear hunting is next on the chopping block

    Forget Bear - I'm flying into Oklahoma for this season...
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    Scientific lobster question

    purple glue we call it - make sure to tail them away from your boat/dock - shit stains forever
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    Solo bug mission, pure bliss!

    What a great way to forget about all the bs - nice work
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    Puerto Rico Fishing - anyone?

    looking for intel on charters / etc.
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    Lobster Run Catalina 1-18-2021

    Local lobster guys at catalina don't fully abide by the no frontside rules - spearfishing I see floats hidden 10ft under the water surface with commercial gear attached
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    Youth Hunt Opportunities?

    Thank you will do for sure - what does NWTF stand for in case google misses the mark
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    Inside LA Harbor and the Catch of a Lifetime

    Best of times - save every picture. They make some amazing framed collages on large canvas prints. Also - don't blink - they grow up fast
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    Youth Hunt Opportunities?

    I'm a fishing dad - I'm a total greenhorn to this bird hunting world. Thanks for any/all info - will research spring turkey
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    Youth Hunt Opportunities?

    Success - got a youth duck invite at a private club Feb 6. Will post some pics after
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    1/16 Cat

    yeah - damm only 4 legals... umm - thats like 3 more then a good halibut day at catalina
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    Catalina the Beautiful 1/12 to 1/14

    Love it - that island has a special way of getting my head cleared every trip
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    Youth Hunt Opportunities?

    If anyone knows/has and youth bird hunt options/intel - please reach out or share. I have 2 sons 12 and 14 that have their Hunters licenses. They've shot sporting clays for years - but we are somewhat new to the bird hunt game. Live in HB and willing to drive 2-3hrs or so.
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    Popped my cherry at the island tonight

    The island never disappoints - love this time of year and tail end of bug season when everyone else has quit.
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    Cabo in May?

    I'd fish East Cape / Los Barrilies for at least one day. We go mid June every year - beats the heck out of Cabo.
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    2018 and Newer Whaler Montauk 17

    Sweet - plenty of room for a real bait tank too
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    Boat on a bike

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    Sale of the Polaris Supreme

    Fishing with Tommy were some of my most memorable trips - regardless of fish count or quality - the guy is freaking hilarious
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    Buggin Cat 29,30,31

    Different Hall Pass - but another great guy - he opened a Hawaiian BBQ place near HH callled Matiki Island BBQ - it's right next to Charkbait on Bolsa Chica.
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    Buggin Cat 29,30,31

    "Hall Pass" Riviera? - if so Jim is a great guy. Glad you guys had fun and got bugs - I'd share a spider crab recipe but have not been able to make them edible yet.
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    2018 and Newer Whaler Montauk 17

    If you got a 2097 Whaler maybe they updated the bait tank above the standard single spray feed - lol - because that bait tank tech fucking sux for west coast bait. Keep hunting cows or maybe your a clown hunter. The stock whaler tanks are trash - not meant for west coast bait circulation what...
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    2018 and Newer Whaler Montauk 17

    okay - but the livewell from whaler will barely keep a squid or mackral alive - you are going to need a real live well from offshore/bluewater to hold sardines. Gas tank below deck a real benefit ? And as far as modern engines - find a old whaler with a shitty 2 stroke and throw it away and get...
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    2018 and Newer Whaler Montauk 17

    I wouldn't rule out the older ones - they were actually built way better
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    Post rain lobster

    umm - everyone is aware of what local lobster eat - right... Top or Bottom - you missed it by a mile - lobster crawl out when salinity reach a level they don't like so they march out from inner harbors. Stay home - it's not good anyway - cough-cough
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    Passing of an industry legend!

    Damm - absolute great guy - prayers to the family.
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    Anyone know if nacho opens on Christmas Day?

    Bring a gift - he may not even know its christmas
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    Anyone know if nacho opens on Christmas Day?

    He will be open - 4am maybe tough - may want to slide that back to gentlemens start around 7 or 8am.
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    35ft panga boat for sale with two Yamaha 300hp

    Don't care about engine hours - how many kilos will it hold?
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    LJ Yellowtail 12-20

    best of times - keep folder of all these pics the kids - they grow up fast. Pics make great large framed collage
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    Harassing sellers won't be tolerated

    Thread crapping - got it - lmao
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    Harassing sellers won't be tolerated

    "your boat is overpriced" - is now grounds for banning as well - whats next...
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    Harassing sellers won't be tolerated

    wow - where has the great old site gone - free speech cancelled
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    Son's first bird hunt:

    Looking to get him out again for additional bird hunting opportunities - so if anyone wants to assist - let me know... (I have no real hunting backround)
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    Son's first bird hunt:

    Yeah - he wants a dog - I don't - lol
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    SD BAY Crawl 12-9-20

    I gave up local weeks ago - only crawl happening is Catalina
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    Cargo Ship En Route to Long Beach Loses 1800+ Containers

    there goes all the covid vaccines
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    Cargo Ship En Route to Long Beach Loses 1800+ Containers

    I love fireworks - hope they stay dry.
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    Introducing Mag Bay Yachts

    That site is a scam and way overpriced and they only sell spam
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    Son's first bird hunt:

    My son passed his Hunters safety during this covid mess (fyi - if you have a son 12 or older - they can do the whole thing online right now). We have been shooting sporting clays for several years and hes gotten very skilled - can out shoot me - but that's not saying much. Fishing, diving...
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    No bugs in LB. 12/2

    Need a monsoonal rain storm and the local spots will crawl
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    Captain charged with Manslaughter

    Larmo - been following your clown show for a while on all these boat tragedies - your opinions are worthless
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    Does San Pedro have Bait?

    Nacho is lying - he's just being lazy.
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    Captain charged with Manslaughter

    This captain is not going to prison for life - just an educated guess...
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    Lookout for floating dinghy

    right of passage losing a dinghy in tow or on mooring
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    Rpt.-12-01-20 Local Bass and Critters.

    The ocean always heals...
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    Rippers camping

    Yeah - I can't stand trash left on these sites - always bring an xtra 50gallon trash bag and fill it. The soap stone oven is way way up that river bed about 3/4 to top of hill
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    Rippers camping

    If you hike way up that river bed - there is a huge soap stone oven that was carved - it's way back in the thickets but it's pretty incredible to see. No idea on the dozer rough rode - if stupid Wrigley family turns this into a "hike-in" site instead of "boat in only" - we fucked
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    Long Beach lobsters

    That areas fine - just note you are going to be directly on top of a commercial set
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    11/23- Hooping in LB Harbor

    Nice work and great idea to get away from all the jetties and oil islands - lots of bugs and less pressure - be sure to keep you sounder on and do some figure 8s around those zones - you may/will find some rock piles that are loaded
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    Whistler Area 11/17

    I'll eat whitefish over yellowtail anyday. Some huge ones out around cortez and tanner too.
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    Fishing 2 Harbors

    You sure your not in Avalon? There's not skiff rentals in Isthmus/Two Harbors...
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    2009 inflatable RIB Sold

    that's a killer deal
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    11/11-Hooping in LB harbor

    Stay away from the clowns... I mean crowds and you will do a lot better without any headaches. As mentioned - locate some structure. Problem with structure out of the harbor is - it's covered in commercial gear now. Also - Frontside of catalina gets better and better after the opening week...
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    11/11-Hooping in LB harbor

    It's never automatic - well some spots are but just a tip - try to find structure areas away from the breakwalls and islands that everyone else hits. There are some decent rockpiles out in the middle of inside LB harbor - just need to find them. Also - I'm no marine biologist - but I did talk...
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    Catalina Thurs and Friday

    moorings are empty all winter till memorial day
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    Trailer for Boston Whaler Montauk 17

    I have one you can borrow anytime - my whaler is in the water
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    Bad experience with accurate

    Thank you for your service - now learn how to email and stay off forums to cry about your spilled milk on ebay
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    Bad experience with accurate

    I think you can just email Matt directly and stop acting like a clown on this forum
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    Cuttin bait for lobster

    wood chipper - mix ex-wife in for scent
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    Boat Co-Owner dispute

    As Tom said there is only one good partner - the bank - but I will take it a step further - you shouldn't even have a bank as a partner - on a boat
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    Skipjack 30 and Similar 26-30' Range

    A nicely done 34 Rado is a unicorn - bigger boat then most 36-38ft flybridges
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    Skipjack 30 and Similar 26-30' Range

    Get a 30ft Skip - I had one for 9 years - I should have never sold it. Its one of the best suited socal sportfishers in its size. I had Cummins 330 - there are a few rocketships out there with 370s and some have the yanmars. Plenty of fuel capacity - most have 5K genny and are comfortable...
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    Catalina Thurs and Friday

    outriggers in the dense fog every weekend morning lately
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    Lobster trap thief

    I'd go "meet up" with him
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    Sat fun at catalina

    "Painkiller" in the British Virgin Islands - same thing...
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    Sat fun at catalina

    2nd or 3rd Buffalo Milk is always better then the first.
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    Rippers camping

    Good times - I have stock piles of wood, charcoal and other items hidden on that hillside from years of camping
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    Catalina Trip Two Harbors-Bonito, calico, lobster

    Good open - couldn't agree more... They grow up fast - this is that same spot you were anchored at about 10 years ago.
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    Remember to run your blower...

    Cruiser style power boat - we came back from a fishing trip about an hour after it all happened. New boat ownership has gone through the roof during this pandemic - even transitioning through the harbor is dangerous
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    Anyone looking for a club for 20/21 there is 2 openings at Bloodyducks

    Have a first time Jr hunter (my 13yr old) ready for a "guest" trip - if he loves it - he's got a college account that he can draw from to be your newest member.
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    Long Beach Harbor Bug 10/23/2020

    Keep at it - you are doing everything right - try and find some spots with decent current - that's my only tip
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    Catalina - Hammered in the Wind

    guys at the marlin bar - just got the heads up about his vessel
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    Catalina - Hammered in the Wind

    back side looks like the east cape - gorgous
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    Mid-life crisis boat options?

    What uglyducky said - get a decent BW outrage - whatever you buy it for you can likely sell it for whenever you want down the line.
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    Where will the Bisbee's be won?

    The only hookers that won the money were the ones in thigh highs
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    Yellowtail farm

    Ok - didn't know the details. I'd say the chance for final approval maybe low - even with it being located out of shipping lanes and kind of tucked behind (sort of) the outer rigs - there will still be idiots at night that run into it. Based on all the new boat owners I'm seeing on the water...
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    Yellowtail farm

    If previous venture got sued for Nav hazard - I can't see a new venture thinking - this is a great idea?
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    Yellowtail farm

    My brother in law has a fish farm in Florida raising pompano - I think its cheaper to feed them pellet then real bait (dead) and they are less aggressive/less prone to injury ramming into each other. Be interesting to hear about this yellowtail farm biz model - growth of fry to marketsize...
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    Yellowtail farm

    Damm - it already is a yellowtail farm - just need a speargun.
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    Crawl marches on...

    Pacific Ocean
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    Fish ID Catalina Island

    ceviche muy bueno...
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    Offshore Where to find good kelp patties?

    Use your radar - look for a big boat drifting in the middle of nowhere
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    Hooping backside catalina

    less bugs on backside - surprised you didn't run over a commercial trap they are every 10 feet across the entire backside. commercial traps crush the lobster on the backside but the bigger ones can't fit in their traps so they are around for sure.
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    Crawl marches on...

    Weather like this is not going to be around for long. Took advantage of another great sunset and night with my boys. Lots more shorts in the mix (like 50) and about a dozen clickers (that I think some guys think are legal?) but we whacked a pile of big ones in 2 sets of 10 nets. Not another...
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    10/12- West End Catalina

    Or next time - actually go to the west end - tonnage of YT around the corner inside Eagle Rock - speargun is helpful too
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    10/12- West End Catalina

    East End - not west end. Next time stick it out around seal rock and the quarry area a bit longer - current or no current there has been a ton of yellowtail there lately
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    Salmon heads for lobster bait / Orange & LA County CA.

    limited inflation on salmon heads over 6 years - thats good news
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    Lobster License Question

    It's not an issue of bigger is better - but I'll never throw one in tank after saying "boy that's a close one - I think it's ok" - F&G gauge may be worn down by a nut-hair and that things going to be a clicker. But what do I know - I'm new to this game.
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    Lobster License Question

    regardless of how you measure - file down your gauge a bit on both sides so there are no such thing as clickers. F&G looked at my gauges at Catalina a few years ago and noticed they were filed down and said - he wished they did this to all gauges and they would never have to give out "clicker -...
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    Lobster License Question

    Jesus fucking christ - $10 dollars - no F&G issues and maybe the guy and boat goes home with 7 extra lobster... this is beyond insanity - it's a freakin clown show.
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    Lobster License Question

    $10 to avoid a headache - this is insanity
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    Gifting lobsters

    It's just a simple 3 page document that needs to be signed by both parties and notarized by court of law. Typically - they will request a fecal matter sample after digestion. Unless you are talking about giving them to another boat on the water - you have nothing to worry about.
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    Offshore The sword teased us then finally committed

    Golden goose / unicorn - way to go
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    Lobster License Question

    Last tip - just so you know - F&G will measure/check your lobster with gauge starting from bottom of carapace towards eye socket/gap. If gauge can even be squeezed down to fit - its a short.
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    Lobster License Question

    $10 Lobster Card / Couple bucks for gauge at tackle shop
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    Lobster License Question

    Blindfolded was a joke - but loose lips sink ships - seeing 40 boats float-humping each other in spots that used to have maybe 2 boats like 10 years ago is a result of a friend - telling a friend - telling a friend and so on. But what do I know - I'm new to this game.
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    Lobster License Question

    I've taken people that have never gone before (blind-folded to the spots of course) and gotten them 7 per man - they loved pulling the traps and learning the process and have sworn to them - if I see them or anyone they know in my spots - I will sink the boat
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    Lobster License Question

    you can have "spectators" but for the cost and the potential for limits why not just get licenses for all aboard?
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    Alien Bug Breeder - catch and release

    I'm no marine biologist but figure if it's lived to 10lbs+ - let it go
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    Alien Bug Breeder - catch and release

    Need a bigger pot and maybe it would of come home. Honestly the big ones are not as good as the 2-3 lbers - the legs are great on the big ones though. A little karma goes a long way on releasing the big ones now - I've killed enough.
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    Alien Bug Breeder - catch and release

    Friendly PSA - release the giant breeders after a picture or two...
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    Two sets n get!

    Both right - sheep crab which is a species of spider crab - not high on my edible list - it's a lot of work for a little meat. But some folks make soup or something out of them - which I haven't done
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    Bug Opener - Sat/Sun = A+

    mix of whatever is in the freezer - bonito, macks, sardines... catching them has more to do with location, current, conditions... then bait.
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    Boston whaler repower

    PM Shad Burke - but I'm pretty sure he's going to point to yama 70hp
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    Beware of Hoop net Poacher off La Jolla

    Exactly why I only hoop spots with not another boat in site - its turned into a clown show with every idiot with anything that floats out there.
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    Bug Opener - Sat/Sun = A+

    10 years ago pic and he still has the same stoke for the opener...
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    Bug Opener - Sat/Sun = A+

    Probably the best opener in last 10-15 years when you consider weather conditions and crawl... Full speed for us both nights.
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    Hooping pt Fermin area

    Damm - I guess they are pushing the opener back till January now
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    Long Beach Yellowtail

    I love it - this is awesome and her chasing it down with a whiskey throttle - shes a keeper. See you and 10K people I never met for lobster opener.
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    Lobster forum

    Season cancelled - pandemic special
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    Long Beach Yellowtail

    all time best - "record me bitch"
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    17 montauk stripped center console screw fix

    I'll never get rid of mine - ever - my kids are already running it themselves
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    Sweet Mrs. Mako

    I don't get it - I'd rather go catfishing.
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    Newbie out of Huntington

    PM me - I can help you and your son do some catching. I live in HH and have 2 sons 12 and 14 that love to fish.
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    Shogun - Police

    I know that was a longtime ago but Rollo was a hell of a great guy - so go fuck yourself.
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    Lobster diving at Catalina

    no more questions - see FAQs
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    Offshore How about the 181/ 209

    See you all around that zone tomorrow
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    Lobster diving at Catalina

    I'm guessing your camping at Main Two Harb Campground? If so I'd venture off your mooring and head west towards parsons/johnstson area - way better bug diving there then in front of campground.
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    Slips in Alamitos, Sunset Aquatic or possibly Newport

    There are private homeowners with empty docks all over HH that are willing to lease out their docks - if you don't mind walking through a sidegate... Just need to ask...
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    Did captain lose my yellow?

    don't even have to read your post - yup - capt's fault for sure
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    Darren - you picked a great boat and good dates - you will likely be making many more LR trips after... Born and raised fishing in NJ out of Beach Haven - moved out to Socal 20 years ago - found a buddy that fished LR and specifically the Rooster with Andy - been on that boat about dozen times...
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    Lobster season coming up-ready?

    Cancelled this year - just got the F&G email
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    La Nina is here

    cool - decent report
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    Izor's Reef and Long Beach Breakwall 9/5 - 9/6 Yellowtail inside longbeach harbor?

    There is seabass (almost legal) and YT (rats) in HH right now - very active at night in underwater lights.
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    Offshore 9/5 Pursuit Sportfishing - Catalina

    Sounds like you should buy a boat... don't have to worry about all that shit you bitched.
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    Izor's Reef and Long Beach Breakwall 9/5 - 9/6 Yellowtail inside longbeach harbor?

    Yes - they make a seasonal appearance way inshore and near the breakwall and even inside LB harb. It's typically short lived but we have picked off several through the years. Absolutely nothing to do with lack of fishing and kelp growth - but what do I know.
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    how long to Catalina?

    They go slow and zig-zag so all the clowns in skiffs that follow them to spots get frustrated and pass them.
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    Skiff Mooring Help (no stern cleat)

    Yes - do this above - this is actually how it should be done on any boat regardless of cleats or not.
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    Offshore 9/4 Hidden Mahi's. Who did this?

    I mark mine with blowup dolls
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    Baby u

    That is a fun rod to fish - my go-to for a lots of options
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    Threshers galore!

    Didn't know you could get a Commercial Pier Long-line License... this pic needs a better explanation - is it recent and wtf is all the floats and line. I thought these pier rats hooks and line - then drop grappling hook on a rope to gaff and haul?
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    Catalina Fishing / Camping trip, 8/14-8/16 Yellowtail

    I heard due to covid - all catalina camping is now closed.
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    Catalina Fishing / Camping trip, 8/14-8/16 Yellowtail

    Shhhhh - the first rule about rippers is you don't talk about rippers - the second rule about rippers is you don't talk about rippers. I guess I'm getting old and bitter - I remember when no one hoop netted and no one really camped on boat-in campsites. My sons are 12 and 14 - I have been...
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    Hope She Was Worth It

    And he thought all he was risking was a few venereal diseases
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    Offshore West end++ cat bft 8.13

    you owe me a new laptop - just spit coffee all over it...
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    Offshore San Diego fleet behind Catalina

    This stuff will be gone in 24hrs - that's a super highway
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    Let's save the Post Office!

    I'm about ready to commit to being an expat - British Virgin Islands - here I come
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    Offshore San Diego fleet behind Catalina

    Heard they are in west cove now
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    Shimano Trinidad TN40N

    unicorn - I have a few of them but they look very different
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    Offshore San Diego fleet behind Catalina

    Should be holding wahoo soon
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    Two Harbors/Avalon Trip 8/7-9

    boys and yourself will remember that trip forever
  166. Hooops

    Tips for crew on overnight boats when no tuna?

    We have gone through this already - "tip 50% of the trip cost regardless" - Capt Hanson
  167. Hooops

    Barracuda at green bouy in Long Beach 8/2

    Cedar plank grilled for 10 minutes - throw away the fish and eat the plank.
  168. Hooops

    How To Break Down a Tuna with Chef Davin Waite

    "Cookie dough stuff behind the eyeball is really sweet..." umm - check please
  169. Hooops

    1989 Boston whaler 17’ montauk immaculate

    Damm- like a barnyard find - good luck with closing sale - someone is getting a gem
  170. Hooops

    Offshore Huntington Beach Harbor - Please be courteous to your fellow neighbors.

    Yeah - lay that rotting flesh on your dock until lobster season starts
  171. Hooops

    San Diego County shutting down at midnight?

    Not sure if this is real news or not - if it is will that effect sportfishing boats?
  172. Hooops

    Offshore Huntington Beach Harbor - Please be courteous to your fellow neighbors.

    Same issue last BFT season - some whistle-blowers pointed the finger at Salvay with that sick SeaHunter boat he runs
  173. Hooops

    Sea Alien ID!

    Looks like someone broke their fleshlight offshore
  174. Hooops

    Leaving California? Where Do You Go ??

    Adios CA...
  175. Hooops

    Leaving California? Where Do You Go ??

    Waiting on Elon to finish the Mars Project - then I'm gone from earth, covid, politics, etc.
  176. Hooops

    Goodbye & Thank You

    Take me with you... please.
  177. Hooops

    East Coast Tuna runs

    Yeah - that makes season - storms and weather windows are tough.
  178. Hooops

    East Coast Tuna runs

    Being born and raised fishing the Jersey shore and canyons before moving to the west coast. After riding most all the big boats out here - I always wondered why a Long Range style boat never made it as a real option on the east coast. A 2-3 day trip in the canyons with bunkroom, AC, galley and...
  179. Hooops

    Offshore Fish of a Lifetime - Deep Drop Success!

    Unicorn - I lost all my fishing friends trying for them on deep dropping.
  180. Hooops

    CoronaVirus "stay at home" Movie lineup for today........

    Some excellent shortfilms on pornhub - be careful what you search for though
  181. Hooops

    Starting them young

    Epic - enjoy - absolute best of times - those are all wall hanger pics!
  182. Hooops

    Catalina seaweed

    You will get em next time...
  183. Hooops

    Any recommendations for a yo-yo iorn for yellowtail at Catalina island

    Blue and white - if you want a bite...
  184. Hooops


    Bingo - this is the problem... if he can do it - so can I...
  185. Hooops

    Saltiga Reel and Duane promo:

    Makes me want to buy a reel and book a charter - great footage:
  186. Hooops

    Le Chocolate Thong!

    Photographer location scout should be fired
  187. Hooops

    Catalina Advice= Help Please

    start west - stay west - lots of decent fishing to be had backside west right now - yellowtail, bass and some halibut in certain coves.
  188. Hooops

    What masks are the smart skippers & deckhands wearing?

    Will protect you more from the sun - but it counts and it's breathable:
  189. Hooops

    Cal Football Players Make Demands

    Get rid of them all - make them pay tuition. I'm sure there are a lot of kids willing to take their place on the team and their scholarship.
  190. Hooops

    Sportboat fishing when it’s windy

    If the winds in your face - you're in the right place
  191. Hooops

    Offshore fishing SOLO for MONSTER BLUEFIN

    "Seafood Buffet Motherfucker" - I just subscribed on youtube - I would have paid to subscribe. Local Knowledge - please invite this guy on a TV Production trip.
  192. Hooops

    Offshore fishing SOLO for MONSTER BLUEFIN

    I loved your post and your video - fuck the haters... you are on the water and they are on the couch.
  193. Hooops

    Offshore 7/12/20 - no Catch Bluefin Report

    Can't catch them from the couch - way to take a swing - a fast swing at that
  194. Hooops

    Offshore fishing SOLO for MONSTER BLUEFIN

    I repeat - Attention Upper management...make this guy a moderator
  195. Hooops

    Late Report CAT 7-10-20 / VID

    leaning post fighting chair - I like it. Fender down - I like it even better... God damm - you were in some pretty deep water for that zone - nice grade though
  196. Hooops

    Affordable room for the weekend in Avalon?

    Seaport Village cheap - or stay a couple nights and check out vrbo in Hamilton Cove - a few more bucks but great 2-3 day adventure - lots of condos come with golf cart to get in and out of town
  197. Hooops

    Offshore 14 mile bank, 209, to Catalina 7/11

    If she stays with you after that trip - shes a keeper!
  198. Hooops

    Friday at the oyster beds

    Oysters/Mussels - Tomato/Tomoto. It's out of biz now but here's some info on what they were trying to do:
  199. Hooops

    More Mussel - eating the steel

    Ha - actually this is the first one we have shot that didn't have any hooks - had a belly full of sardines though
  200. Hooops

    More Mussel - eating the steel

    Traffic really thinning out - I think people realizing that hook and line is a waste of time. Did see one other boat hang one for about 10 seconds then zing/pow - gonzo. The amount of anchor line and wrapped mono on all the mussel lines continues to grow. Arrived at 10am - 15 min swim - home...
  201. Hooops

    Offshore fishing SOLO for MONSTER BLUEFIN

    This guy should be a Moderator - like now.
  202. Hooops

    tips on towing PWC'S

    If you do tow them - you are on the right track - mouse tail a short rope and about a 6-8ft chain with a weight at the end. Don't have pic of my set-up but you can easily throw one together
  203. Hooops

    accurate 197

    Holy fuck - this for sale ad is from 11yrs ago - "still have it??" LMAO
  204. Hooops

    7/7 Mussel Farm Again

    Doesn't matter if you fish 130lb mono, spectra, etc. - just realize that the grid of Mussel buoys has a connecting underwater cable about 15-20ft below the surface in between each buoy - so any fish that you can't immediately get out of the grid are going to be broken off. And the boats trying...
  205. Hooops

    7/7 Mussel Farm Again

    Will try and get your hooks back with the spear on Thursday or Friday
  206. Hooops

    What’s my boat worth?

    Here is my suggestion: Put it on craigslist with just this pic - it will sell for a higher price then using any of the other pics
  207. Hooops

    Mussel Farm - Part 3 - 7/3

    If you can describe your hook - I will return it to you.
  208. Hooops

    Mussel Farm - Part 3 - 7/3

    If you think the boat ramp is entertaining to watch - get out to the mussel farm this weekend - in less then an hour - we watched 3 boats today get their anchor stuck and whisky throttle their boats in circles trying to get unhooked - I think 2 cut their losses and one flybridge boat cracked...
  209. Hooops

    Mussel Farm 7/1 Part two

    Those will be mooring balls this weekend
  210. Hooops

    Go FundMe for Jesus Companioni

    Praying for Jesus and successful surgery and recovery. One of the most knowledgeable and nicest guys I've ever fished with.
  211. Hooops

    Mussel Farm 7/1 Part two

    Measuring fish by the inch on a sonar - holy fuck - I guess my shit is way outdated.
  212. Hooops

    Mussel Farm 7/1 Part two

    Yup - they are not land-able - waste of time. Now everyone go back to Izors, 150 and Horseshoe
  213. Hooops

    6/30 Mussel Farm

    Mussel farm going to turn into the Muscle Farm... that spot only fishes 4-5 boats in the alpha spot - it was fun while it lasted - thx Al Gore for inventing the internet.
  214. Hooops

    Approaching a kelp paddy?

    If you see a boat fishing a kelp - find/follow the current break of kelp/stringers and find a bigger kelp for yourself. Sloppy seconds, thirds are for college parties. Also - mark it for the ride back to the barn - after the googan gangbang goes away - the fish may regroup on that same kelp -...
  215. Hooops

    6/30 Mussel Farm

    flyline with tuna cord... place is starting to get spearo attention now - hook/line party is over...
  216. Hooops

    Bazillion barracuda:

    If you have a young kid, grandkid, nephew, niece - this would be a good time to take them fishing - barracuda are so thick locally HB/LB - you can walk on them. My son and I threw jigs today (didn't even get bait) and caught well over 100 fish in 2-3 hours.
  217. Hooops

    Fishing Helper needed

    Shad - you know its Pride month - "sexy girls on board" may mean Bruce Jenner and her friends
  218. Hooops

    Offshore Muscle Pharm yellowtail

    That place is a clown show - rapala trolling asshats circling getting in the way of people actually trying to catch fish... oh yeah - I'm also going to tomorrow to yell at those so called asshats...
  219. Hooops

    Stolen Boat in Huntington

    I think I just bought that boat on craigslist
  220. Hooops

    Heading to Cat for 5 day trip

    You got a 5 day trip window - lots of better fishing at "other" islands that are accessible - can always limp back to cat to finish the trip.
  221. Hooops

    Offshore Here We Go Again with the Annoying Pop Up Ads

    I like it - the best Ads are the ones that piss people off. I bought a dozen night vision cameras so far
  222. Hooops

    Cat harbor moorings

    If you know your ground tackle/anchor gear well - there is a great anchorage right outside the moorings - very well protected towards the west beach/wall.
  223. Hooops

    Catalina Cellphone coverage on the water?

    Verizon and I believe they added like 2 new cell towers on the island - fairly decent coverage except a few dead zones
  224. Hooops

    Catalina FOG Report 6/11. No Radar...No Island

    I've turned around even with radar sometimes - going 8-10 kts watching radar avoiding cargo ships isn't bad - its the clown skiffs with no radar buzzing around at 20-25kts that's a problem - natural selection I guess...
  225. Hooops

    Catalina w/ Cabo weather fish report:

    Yeah - fish the back - the frontside never bites as well as the back
  226. Hooops

    Catalina w/ Cabo weather fish report:

    All finbait - sardine and macks.
  227. Hooops

    Catalina w/ Cabo weather fish report:

    Been fishing the island with my kids more then normal for May/June - online school is a joke, all their sports are still shutdown and I can't stand watching them on stupid fortnite or GTA. Catalina has more yellowtail around the island for May/June then I've seen in years - maybe less sportboat...
  228. Hooops

    Fishing Captain Needed

    Should buy back the old "Spectra" - $2K per man Bluefin trips
  229. Hooops

    Frozen sardines chovies ect ect

    Eric - txt coming now.
  230. Hooops

    Accurate Boss 270 info

    Its a great reel - hopefully it was somewhat cared for - super smooth drags - fishes 25-30lb very well.
  231. Hooops

    Does anywhere know where I can rent a yacht/sportfisher?

    Define "yacht/sportfisher" ? I don't think any "Boat Clubs" have boats over 30ft.
  232. Hooops

    Fenders out

  233. Hooops

    Fishing Captain Needed

    The price is set by those that are already paying it...
  234. Hooops

    Fishing Captain Needed

    Don't forget the 50% tip...
  235. Hooops

    Evinrude Outboards - RIP

    Ali maybe to blame - the face behind Evinrude outboards was just too ugly...
  236. Hooops

    Evinrude Outboards - RIP

    Maybe already posted this info - just as the style was growing on me:
  237. Hooops

    Macs in hunt beach??

    not at nachos or inside - just around the breakwater nipple... still have to meter them and dump heavy chum - hopefully another boat does it before you have to
  238. Hooops

    5/29 Cat front- not much

    They bit the spear very well today frontside west - 12-15lb big schools of fish.
  239. Hooops

    OTW Whitew Catalina

    You had me at beachedbeaver - that and "nabbed a #275 BSB" - you and me together... forget about it...
  240. Hooops

    5/25/2020 Memorial Day - Fishing with Underwater drone Izor's reef

    that is awesome - love to see a yellowtail or seabass caught. Just a tip - bury the hook deeper in the squid next time.
  241. Hooops

    OTW Whitew Catalina

    Nope -$1,000
  242. Hooops

    OTW Whitew Catalina

    "Alex - name that cove for $1,000" Take fresh fish pics pointing offshore - Rule #115
  243. Hooops

    Offshore Are there any big, fast, 6 pack charters out of San Diego?

    Just a quick add as I didn't read your original fishing goals or your timeline - I'd rather fish the islands on a comfortable overnight 6 pack yacht targeting multiple species - then fly a kite all day and hopefully catch a 150lb tuna or two with a fish-fighting / gang-bang so everyone gets a...
  244. Hooops

    Offshore Are there any big, fast, 6 pack charters out of San Diego?

    I'd skip the go-fast idea and spend money on a comfortable boat and a captain that catches...
  245. Hooops

    Offshore Are there any big, fast, 6 pack charters out of San Diego?

    I think Evan runs a 45ft SeaHunter - "Stella June" out of Huntington Harbour - try and get a hold of him...
  246. Hooops

    5-22-20 bird school

    Yes - soak it in milk for 2 hours - use the milk for cereal and throw away the fish. I think the closest thing to edible barracuda is smoked
  247. Hooops

    Fenders out

    Personally - I like it - it's like seeing a car driving with its hazard lights on - stay clear
  248. Hooops

    43 Donelle

    Boat looks sick - saw you nerds in West Cove a few weekends ago... Tried to honor the vessel with jamming some tunes...
  249. Hooops

    While California’s Economy is Crashing, Newsom is on Vacation

    Sounds like a gofundme that I'd be interested in supporting
  250. Hooops

    Expected and hidden cost of boat ownership

    Cut your budget down to writing a one time check to purchase - don't ever, ever, never, ever finance a boat...
  251. Hooops

    Offshore Sportboat Grande confirms albacore rumors

    my oldest son is 14 - that's how I remember the last time albacore were here
  252. Hooops

    Trinidad 40N fugly

    That's a great description of all my tackle - but my pimp hand is strong with my 2 TN40N hookers... can't get rid of good working hookers.
  253. Hooops

    Red Tide effect on fishing trip planned

    be good to re-ask same question on 5/22
  254. Hooops

    Do you think.....or will they allow...

    Freaking insanity - who will they allow to fish on your private boat - just when I thought I've seen it all...
  255. Hooops

    DP 4.30.20 - White Fish

    Whitefish is so good - I've traded yellowtail for big whitefish on SCI trips...
  256. Hooops

    Governor Targets Orange County

    Can someone in management share an ip address match for rexor_rn location - asking for a friend...
  257. Hooops

    Backside Catalina 4-30

    Good halibut-ing at cat right now
  258. Hooops

    Hunting and foraging Catalina

    Dude - your kids will grow gills - just like mine
  259. Hooops

    Cell service in or around Cat Harbor?

    Again - in Cat Harbor on anchor - other surrounding coves its shit
  260. Hooops

    Cell service in or around Cat Harbor?

    Cat harb cell service with Verizon is very good - had work calls all weekend there... and fishing was very good as well.
  261. Hooops

    Hunting and foraging Catalina

    Cory - I love your detailed reports - sorry for lack of intel - here's the scoop - backside west middle - live sardines but also biting dead squid - all on dropper loop - 60-100ft of water - drifting listening to music grilling cheese burgers. Bass, Halibut, smaller yellows (8-10lbs) and this...
  262. Hooops

    Hunting and foraging Catalina

    Yup - oldest is 14 now - crazy how big they are getting - thank God they like to fish because every sport my boys play is all shutdown till likely July...
  263. Hooops

    Hunting and foraging Catalina

    Pea Soup fog crossings Saturday and Sunday - crazy seeing skiffs out with no radar running around at 20kts. Staying sane getting away from the house with the kids and away from the news - island anchorages looked like a summer weekend - but everyone was staying off the island and enjoying...
  264. Hooops

    Covid Cleanout -added more and more

    You've been on a Covid cleanout for years. You must hold the record for the most items listed on BD
  265. Hooops

    Huntington Red tide

    Yup - patchy red tide all inshore - cleans up the further offshore you get - Izors was fishable last weekend
  266. Hooops

    Won't be long now.

    85 Degrees tomorrow - going to look like 4th of July with boats fishing and harbor cruising in the open harbors.
  267. Hooops

    4-22 Cat report

    oh man - just missed on timing and location - silver canyon bit in the gray this morning - 2 skiffs from avalon with local tweakers gave it away.
  268. Hooops

    let’s see your personal best

    Everybody knows the rules - sportboat caught fish don't count...
  269. Hooops

    Jacksonville beaches to reopen for ‘essential activities’

    Either way its smart - cases go down - that's a win - cases go up - natural selection for Flor-idiots
  270. Hooops

    Saw the PURSUIT off Catalina

    Crew trip - go get em - thunderbird at SCI too. Fishing has been great - but the rest of you #StayHomeStaySafe
  271. Hooops

    Snow Summit. Method

    They are both pretty thrashed - I will take some pics tomorrow and send them to you.
  272. Hooops

    Snow Summit. Method

    Bored and cleaning up the attic - found a Burton Backhill and Burton Woody - these things are worth money now?
  273. Hooops

    Offshore Stolen Boat San Diego

    Just assume engines are off and being moved south - hulls will more then likely be trashed or re-painted and sold.
  274. Hooops

    [email protected] POP-UPS....

    That's great advertising - got you clowns all worked up - brilliant!
  275. Hooops

    Postcards from Catalina: April 5th

    Curious - any idea many people have been tested on the island?
  276. Hooops

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

    Heard a rumor that Navy may start to stop boats leaving HH at PCH bridge soon.
  277. Hooops

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

    A lot of boats out fishing cod today at the outside rigs - freezer fillers.
  278. Hooops

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

    Only people I know that own Avalon moorings are silver spooners - old money from pops or grandpops or great grandpops. I'm just a peasant from NJ that moved out 25yrs ago after college to enjoy the weather, fishing and sun.
  279. Hooops

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

    Avalon Moorings (along with Descanso and Hamilton) are owners and can use their moorings - just not visit shore. The rest of us peasants are just considered leasee by the Catalina Island Company in all other coves and told to fuck off.
  280. Hooops

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

    Yes - you can go - yes you can anchor - yes you can fish. Can't get a mooring and not supposed to go to shore. See you there Mon-Weds
  281. Hooops

    Looks like Rancho Leonero is for sale

    Aman (Cabo Riviera) maybe cheaper to buy soon
  282. Hooops

    Private Boating Challenges

    A few neighbors are on their moorings in the Isthmus - I saw the Catalina Island Company release - looked like residents only mooring (Avalon) and Two Harbors were telling boaters not to visit shore. HH Fuel Dock had diesel at $2 Friday as well.
  283. Hooops

    Are Long Beach boat ramps open or closed due to virus?

    No issues leaving HH - the weather was a little lumpy but the reds bit very well in 400Ft+ on a few spots past the outside rigs. Only one other boat spotted on the grounds.
  284. Hooops

    Are Long Beach boat ramps open or closed due to virus?

    I'm leaving my dock tomorrow to go codding with my boys - supposed to be able to get food for my family - that's what I'm doing...
  285. Hooops

    Coronavirus Impact On Financial Markets

    I'm not as optimistic about the snapback to a healthy market in a few months - the hangover effect from this event is going to last a very, very long time. Fed Govt is losing by 50 points and throwing a hailmary every play late in the 4th quarter.
  286. Hooops

    Best Stories About your kids and fishing....

    Short highlight reel of some pics - they are 12 and 14 now and want to go codding this week since no school when weather mellows - will update with current pic after trip
  287. Hooops

    3/13 - Hunting and Gathering: not at the store

    My boys have 2 weeks off school and I'm working remote - office closed - headed to Catalina for a few days - no fucking chance we are sitting home with an upcoming Gov Newsome quarantine.
  288. Hooops

    3/13 - Hunting and Gathering: not at the store

    Ended the bug season with a new secret spot - 8 Big ones - all males ironically enough...
  289. Hooops

    Catalina back to Long Beach at night

    Rick - this may be the ultimate jinx. Share a picture when you are pushing a rope this year - lol
  290. Hooops

    This Is Bad, Right?

    Little WD40 and you are fine
  291. Hooops

    Catalina back to Long Beach at night

    Go before afternoon wind comes up - fish and scout where you want to hoop... fill bait tank with lobster... grab mooring... bbq/beverage/crash in cabin... and go home at sunrise. Wash-Rinse-Repeat... no reason to travel at night unless you've made that crossing in the daytime 100 times or more
  292. Hooops

    Embarrassment of riches.....Broomtails in Cabo... 2/10 2020

    Tastes like shoe when they get that big
  293. Hooops

    Other Got Caught trespassing to fish what’s next?

    Put him away and throw away the key... Should have ran or gave the security guy a handjob
  294. Hooops

    Careless dog owner and croc

    They thought it was real funny when little shit dog bit the tail - game of odds that the dog is going to lose and it wasn't funny anymore. Natural selection - wish it was the dog owners instead.
  295. Hooops

    43 Donelle

    May have been smarter to just make an offer to Gary Adams and buy "RailTime"
  296. Hooops

    50cc minibike

    nothing special - just something that runs
  297. Hooops

    Looking for a good lobster dip recipe

    garlic butter bernaise
  298. Hooops

    Boston Whaler Montauk Re-Power

    I used to rely on ContinuousWave for all Whaler intel - it's easier to just ask Shad...
  299. Hooops

    Sad news about the Chief Sportfishing boat

    Smells fishy - not the boat...
  300. Hooops

    visiting Catalina by boat first time

    Ben - PM me - I know just a little bit about the island - lol
  301. Hooops

    Cut a Baby Ulua?

    WTF does Moon know - other then everything about jig sticks. #moonrules
  302. Hooops

    Cut a Baby Ulua?

    Just the tip - like prom night
  303. Hooops

    visiting Catalina by boat first time

    If you want to soak Catalina Island in for all its glory - here is my recommendation: Dump boat in somewhere in Long Beach Head over to Isthmus (frontside Two Harbors) - Get an inside mooring as close to the West wall as possible - Overnight on the boat (if you like your wife) - Get a great...
  304. Hooops

    Boston Whaler Montauk Re-Power

    What Shad says above - when my Honda 90s life is over - I'm getting the yamaha 70
  305. Hooops

    Broadbills Exist

    Geez - proves my point of deep dropping - even a blind squirrel... LOL - nice freakin score by the way!
  306. Hooops

    Bugs at cat

    Next level on butter application - nice - better sprinkler crushed up liptor on each tail.
  307. Hooops

    Lobster-tip, targeting a small window with FULL MOON.

    Goats closed - opens back up near Cabrillo - but from what I've seen at the island - there are a thousand retards with brand new hoop nets that have never heard of the MLPA
  308. Hooops

    Dreamer Stolen

    I'm was expecting it being scuttled...
  309. Hooops

    Dreamer Stolen

    Meth is a helluva a drug
  310. Hooops

    Lobster-tip, targeting a small window with FULL MOON.

    Side note - full or almost full moon sucks - very short window even when they crawl.
  311. Hooops

    Lobster-tip, targeting a small window with FULL MOON.

    The most valuable info you've shared that I've heard as well from a Marine Biologist is lobster only have to/ want to eat once every 5-7 days. So regardless of current/moon/bait/aurora borealis - your chances sometimes rely on percentage of bugs eating that night.
  312. Hooops

    Lobster - Cages versus tubes, tubes versus cages?

    I'm not sure if they are still around - but there was a company called King of the crawl that made the perfect cages - smaller size but thicker rubber coated metal. I'd have to agree that whatever you use - PVC or cages - you better jam enough shit in them that meat sicks out to keep bugs in net.
  313. Hooops

    china. heard china was not buying local spiny lobster this year?

    Water Grill in South Coast Plaza still trying to charge $56 a pound - my son wants to start a side business selling them into the place.
  314. Hooops

    Offshore Big yellow fin off Catalina

    If you thought the traffic was bad trolling in between the outside rigs during the wahoo bite - wait till you see all the boats mowing the lawn with cedar plugs outside of long point this weekend
  315. Hooops

    Shot it so I gotta eat it.....

    ducks taste like shit - I can't even imagine what coot tastes like - next level
  316. Hooops

    Long Beach short Halibut and schools of yellow cruise and jump

    Mullet-tail The bigger ones really take on the same color of small yellows in the water
  317. Hooops

    38 Mediterranean Information

    38 Meds are built on sailboat hulls - very narrow... If your in that size range and on that budget - look at an older Bertram or Hatteras
  318. Hooops

    Cat frontside intel?

    Go to the backside - west end
  319. Hooops

    Come on in. Join the party.

    Moon rules - one of the best for sure. Have a full quiver of Moon jig sticks that I can plan a killer vacation on if your pricing is accurate? Did the Dali Lamas tears get mixed in the epoxy on this one?
  320. Hooops

    Suzuki side mount throttle control box

    Were you on Storage Wars - Boat Edition - this weekend?
  321. Hooops

    Cow BFT on boat, now what

    2 liter frozen bottles fit great in the stomach cavity - keeps the toro muy bueno
  322. Hooops

    What happened to the Chief

    Those questioned by the insurance carrier are going to be sweating like a hooker in church... Apologize to any prostitutes or church goers bothered by that term...
  323. Hooops

    Long Beach lobster spots?

    54ft Hatteras - I think your way safer venturing over to the front side of Catalina - spending the night and coming home next morning. If your set on local Long Beach lobsters - let's trade boats and you can use my whaler with a guaranteed limits spot and I'll take your boat to the island.
  324. Hooops

    Chew on this BD!!!

    Nope - never...
  325. Hooops

    9/11 - Video Boat Lift

    Many have seen this video and if you haven't you should. Of all the BD boat owners I know - they would all be there helping out...
  326. Hooops

    What happened to the Chief

    Larmo - this maybe in your wheelhouse
  327. Hooops

    What happened to the Chief

    Do you smell some Jewish Lightning - do tell...
  328. Hooops

    What happened to the Chief

    Thick bead of 5200 - done deal
  329. Hooops

    Interesting video

    Your results may vary fishing in Mexican waters
  330. Hooops

    HH Bendo. It Wasn’t Me

    Harb Patrol has been expecting that thing to break for almost a year - that's why they put that white float float on the bottom
  331. Hooops

    What? Boat stuck in a cave at Sunset Ciffs

    Future Captain after he popped his cherry with this incident.
  332. Hooops

    Offshore San Clemente

    One of the fishiest guys in Socal - Gary and the RailTime!
  333. Hooops

    Gail Force Catalina Swordfish!

    I think they are coming out with Impossible Swordfish tacos - for the fish huggers like you. Exactly how do you like to take a fish for consumption - cattle prod?
  334. Hooops

    150 Report, didn’t try, saw a cool fish.

    Could have landed it if you dropped your danforth anchor on it at the right angle
  335. Hooops

    What? Boat stuck in a cave at Sunset Ciffs

    The panga drug boat parking spot is no longer a secret
  336. Hooops

    150 Report, didn’t try, saw a cool fish.

    Awesome pic - thing is probably gorging itself on rockfish at night and sunning during the day
  337. Hooops

    What? Boat stuck in a cave at Sunset Ciffs

    Maybe the guy will file a lawsuit against himself this morning - like the Conception did:
  338. Hooops

    What? Boat stuck in a cave at Sunset Ciffs

    Fishing is tiring - makes sense they needed some shut-eye on the ride home.
  339. Hooops

    Offshore Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    You clowns know families of the deceased are reading these posts - have some dignity.
  340. Hooops

    Gail Force Catalina Swordfish!

    I'd rather see a thrashed fish then a story of we hooked one... Good job Ryan and crew!
  341. Hooops

    Newport Beach, Balboa

    I would for sure talk to John before you venture out: Be safe and I hope you win it!
  342. Hooops

    Check this out.

    You had me at ostrich skin... Great hull and great updates...
  343. Hooops

    10-10-19 10 years on Bloodydecks What has changed

    Bangkok has him now...
  344. Hooops

    Freedom Boat Club Horrible customer service

    I think you will be "dreaming" about a boat for a longtime. I'm posting on BD as well to give you a 3 month timeout from logging in - then you can spend more time on yelp.
  345. Hooops

    Catalina Report and Lucky Rental Skiff 8/18

    That's awesome - have a feeling that family will continue to vacation and rent skiffs in Avalon for years to come.
  346. Hooops

    Deformed BFT

    Brokeback Tuna - gay as hell
  347. Hooops

    Dumping BlueFin Carcasses Huntington Harbor

    To be fair - all residents filet their fish in the harbor and dump the carcasses that sink to the bottom and are eaten by all the critters - these bigger bluefin as previous posts have mentioned - seem to resurface - and stink like shit over a couple of days in the hot sun.
  348. Hooops

    Dumping BlueFin Carcasses Huntington Harbor

    One was on the beach at Humboldt beach Friday. Your location of the boat is pretty spot on - a few neighbors have been watching him every trip - 2 or more per week - cutting and dumping fish - I think Harb Patrol stopped by to try and chat with them.
  349. Hooops

    Looking for boat with private stateroom,any suggestions

    The LR fleet runs some 3 day trip - rooster has some:
  350. Hooops

    1/2 day success with kids

    Nothing better then bending with the kids. Sport fleet getting a little more risky fishing close to the platform - lol...
  351. Hooops

    Tips on anchoring/camping at Little Harbor Catalina

    Based on the information given - I'd recommend you ignore every single suggestion - except the one about the pigs - that is spot on.
  352. Hooops

    Catalina 7-15, Hot Bass Bite

    Great white is at ship rock - if you really want to break the rules the lobstering in Big Fishermans cove is wide open right now.
  353. Hooops

    Jersey Shore Fishing????

    I like this Dave guy - he seems to be constantly on the fish when we vacation in LBI, NJ
  354. Hooops

    Crew Members Fishing

    You will learn more from watching a crew member fish then any paying angler on the boat...
  355. Hooops

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    Comes in threes - stand by
  356. Hooops

    Growing The Next World Record Bass

    Sounds like fishing Bluefin inside a pen
  357. Hooops

    Catalina - 6/29 Big Yellowtail and the Boys first Real Fishing Trip

    So rad - kids are coming every trip now. "Cut cuda into chunks" may want to edit that one.
  358. Hooops

    My sad report - Catalina Sunday 06/30

    current makes all the difference
  359. Hooops

    PACIFICA is back....

    Jacobey and Meyers
  360. Hooops

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    I'm like to sleep at 4:30am too - just not while driving a boat back to port with passengers onboard. It came happen pretty fast too:
  361. Hooops

    Cabo Beer Help

    Pacificos and Hornitos shots have the same effect as IPA's and are better in the hot sun
  362. Hooops

    Help...I'm becoming a jigstick whore...

    Missing all the good ones
  363. Hooops

    Is it illegal to drug seals?

    Sometimes I fish WSB with a dead mackerel filled with wasabi and tabasco - never caught a WSB on that offering yet because most times it falls off my hook and floats down slowly.
  364. Hooops

    Empire yellowtail

    Italian Gardens was biting well too
  365. Hooops

    Weather report 6-2-19 Catalina crossing

    Right of passage - every boater with enough time on the water has pushed a rope. Glad everyone was safe, no fire, etc.
  366. Hooops

    Are Calico Bass good eating?

    Catch a 15-17in fish - they are absolutely an amazing fish taco delight - just don't keep anymore then you can eat the day of - no reason to freeze fillets and keep the rest of them swimming and growing...
  367. Hooops

    Finally going to make the crossing

    Long period swell of 2-4ft or less and afternoon wind forecast of 15kts of less - that would be your ideal first run to Catalina. Just remember one important thing - never trust the marine forecast - if you get off the ledge towards mid channel and you feel unsafe - turn around - everyone has...
  368. Hooops

    Big damn fake rock -all gone

    Looks like a great bow bait tank
  369. Hooops

    1976 Boston Whaler

    "little bit of a project..." - I love it. Someone with some time and know-how can make that into a kick-ass skiff.
  370. Hooops

    Best fishing trips disguised as honeymoons

    I see what you did there... Godspeed... I pulled off British Virgin Islands - wife loved it first 3 days fishing together - then last 3 days no so much when I helped a buddy with deckhand duties for his charters. Killer island hoping in between wake-surf sessions... no real waves.
  371. Hooops

    Student Of Slay – An Epic Keys Odyssea

    Damm you - now I'm looking at travel plans to go back to the keys. Well written by the way...
  372. Hooops

    Albacore 2019

    I love when a socal boat picks one off on the troll the last couple of years and everyone starts freakin out on the internet. If my math is about right the last albacore bite was about 13 or so years ago
  373. Hooops

    Contender 25 Open

    My broker rate is only 9%
  374. Hooops

    Contender 25 Open

    Just a suggestion to improve your search bandwidth - try this:
  375. Hooops

    Two Harbors?

    Cory - nope Isthmus is closed to all boaters till fall... The first rule of Two Harbors is never talk about Two Harbors - lol
  376. Hooops

    3 Rod Set - Trolling/LongRange Seekers/Calstar

    Don't want to deal with ebay or shipping rods... $400 - all 3 Rods - local pickup
  377. Hooops

    Seeker Rod 6463XXXH

    Bump and drop to $220
  378. Hooops

    Seeker Rod 6460H

    Bump and drop to $150
  379. Hooops

    Calstar Rod 755XH

    Bump and dropped to $170
  380. Hooops

    What's the most you'd pay for a rod, and still fish it?

    buying a rod to not fish it is like buying a car to not drive it - man-card revoked
  381. Hooops

    Calstar Rod 755XH

    Calstar Grafighter - 5ft6in (50-100) Limited usage - $200 Will not ship - local pick up only
  382. Hooops

    Seeker Rod 6463XXXH

    Seeker Black Steel Graphite - 6 1/4 (80-130) RailRod Limited usage - $250 Will not ship - local pick up only
  383. Hooops

    Seeker Rod 6460H

    Seeker Black Steel Graphite - 6ft (40-60lb - but will fish 80 fine) Roller first and last guide Limited usage - $175 Will not ship - local pick up only
  384. Hooops

    3 Rod Set - Trolling/LongRange Seekers/Calstar

    Bump and price drop - 3 great rods $450
  385. Hooops

    3 Rod Set - Trolling/LongRange Seekers/Calstar

    Yes - Seeker 6463XXXH and Calstar 755XH is all rollers - other Seeker 6460H is roller tip and roller 1st guide
  386. Hooops

    3 Rod Set - Trolling/LongRange Seekers/Calstar

    Seeker XXXH new is $556
  387. Hooops

    3 Rod Set - Trolling/LongRange Seekers/Calstar

    Buyer flaked on meeting up - still available - local buyer/pick up only - will not ship.
  388. Hooops

    Florida Peacock Bass and more

    Absolutely love the FL Keys - if it didn't get 150 Degrees there June - October - I'd move there Awesome pics of your full FL adventure.
  389. Hooops

    Pelagic Kill Bag (Fish Bag)

    Sorry Steve - just looking for local pick up only
  390. Hooops

    Pelagic Kill Bag (Fish Bag)

    57'x29' - Used once - looks brand new $80
  391. Hooops

    Promar Platinum Rubber Landing Net

    Largest model - LN-628 (never used - won in raffle) See link for description and size: $50
  392. Hooops

    Steiner Commander V 7X50 Binos

    Looks like ebay maybe best option - will list in a few days - if anyone is local and wants to check them out - let me know
  393. Hooops

    Steiner Commander V 7X50 Binos

    Great pair of binoculars - limited on water usage. HD- Stabilized with Compass For comparison - newer model on Amazon: Will not ship - local pickup only
  394. Hooops

    Accurate 197 red/blk marble

    sale pending on all listings - too lazy to type that on other rod/reel listings
  395. Hooops

    Accurate 197 red/blk marble

    For those asking on the rods and reels I listed - I don't want to deal with shipping - local pickup only
  396. Hooops

    2008 Parker 1801- low hours- great condition

    Great boat and seller - very well taken care of skiff
  397. Hooops

    Accurate 665H Wide

    Limited use on reel - used as marlin caster - 100lb spectra $200
  398. Hooops

    Accurate 197 red/blk marble

    Accurate Limited red/black marble edition - 50lb spectra $150
  399. Hooops

    Newell S533 5.5 with Backbone clamp

    Yellowtail and wahoo killer - 65lb spectra and Backbone clamp to fit ulua or any size jig stick. $170
  400. Hooops

    3 Rod Set - Trolling/LongRange Seekers/Calstar

    Doing some spring cleaning on rods and reels that I just don't use anymore... Seeker 6463 XXXH (rail rod) Seeker 6460 H Calstar 755XH Selling as a package only - don't want to deal with parting out. $400 located in HB (will not ship) - more pictures in links below
  401. Hooops

    East Cape vs Loreto vs Cabo?

    If you go East Cape - which I would recommend - over the other options... Check out airbnb or vrbo for Palmas Villas... Can walk to town for dining or use kitchen to cook yourself.
  402. Hooops


    The two I have don't look that nice... Best yo-yo reel ever
  403. Hooops

    PLEASE! Dont sell me any more Newells.

    I have a box of 20 of them from 15yrs ago - I guess I should get them on ebay
  404. Hooops

    Cannabis stock questions

    Keep tabs on the pharma space - the play is not going to be about growing/farming/cultivating it - rather manipulating the actives in a laboratory setting so the government can control it like all the overpriced medication/pills.
  405. Hooops

    Oldie but Goodie Revisited

    Have to give credit to that moose of a deckhand that didn't even hesitate to gaff that pig and hold on.
  406. Hooops

    82 Boston Whaler Montauk upgrades

    Keep an eye on that boatplug light - I gave up on them after 2 of them failed - not as saltwater friendly as advertised...
  407. Hooops

    20 year old on PWC drowned near L/B

    Super sad - but every time I see a group of wave runners mid channel I always scratch my head based on thought process of looking at marine forecast etc. Had at least 2 instances of finding them in pea soup fog confused with no idea how to get back to home port.
  408. Hooops

    Catalina bugs 1-7-19

    I think we've all learned our lesson on the need for the "hush-hush" policy
  409. Hooops

    Catalina bugs 1-7-19

    Go get em hoss - it February by the way and they are going to crawl hard tonight in the right spots.
  410. Hooops

    Just trying to park the new sport-fisher

    I don't think that little white fender on the dock helped hull impact. Crew members probably almost as drunk as captain.
  411. Hooops

    1970-73 Whaler

    Probably some great back yard finds all over - that you can steal from someone that has no idea on value
  412. Hooops

    CCA in Catalina

    Awesome group of folks there.
  413. Hooops

    Cheap Vegas Flights $80 Round Trip

    Do I have to listen to a timeshare pitch during the 30 minute flight?
  414. Hooops

    Wister area Blue Wing Teal and a banded Cinnamon Teal

    Congrats but - those look not yummy - lol
  415. Hooops

    Need family camping ideas for Spring Break

    When my boys were about that age - we borrowed a neighbors RV and did Zion (river narrows), Arches and Bryce Canyon - then spent last night in Vegas hotel coming home. That was about 3-4 years ago and my kids still talk about the trip.
  416. Hooops

    89' Ford Bronco 66k miles

    Or maybe I can kill my wife... and make a run on the 405 in this thing
  417. Hooops

    Stolen toy hauler

    Forget the stolen shit - I want to see some faces of the shitheads
  418. Hooops

    Stolen toy hauler

    Only one way out of that place with lots of cameras - should be able to find some decent pics.
  419. Hooops

    89' Ford Bronco 66k miles

    That thing is awesome - wife would kill me - again...
  420. Hooops

    Wister area Blue Wing Teal and a banded Cinnamon Teal

    Nice birds - any tips on making table fare - I've stopped short of limits all season because poppers, sausage, etc all seem to taste worse then mackeral.
  421. Hooops

    Japan Resumes Whaling

    can they come to our coast to do some sealing too
  422. Hooops

    45' Rybovich Sportfisher 1994/2008!!! Team Bad Company

    I predict a Florida buyer - if you spend $800K - whats another $100K to ship...
  423. Hooops

    Where else can you dress like this in December?RF report--Dec 15

    Good example for the kids with the life jacket - I always get the "dad - why aren't you wearing one" - so I got one of those auto-inflating ones. My boys are 10-12 - I recognize those baseball fields very well - spent many weekends there - Field of Dreams - your boy has the right weapon of...
  424. Hooops

    Lobster hoop netting during the day.

    I've seen them out at Catalina during the day while spearfishing - but I don't think they are in feeding mode - just moving about - so baited traps may not draw their interest... who knows. I'd agree with the shitty water or deep drop approach to have any real chance.
  425. Hooops

    Worst boat names

    Unsinkable FreeBoat
  426. Hooops

    Great Brant Hunting in NJ

    How do you cook up your limit of Brant? Asking for my brother in law that shoots a limit with his buddies then throws them out
  427. Hooops

    What's the deal with

    Always shirt off - best of luck with your new venture - I think it will be a big success!
  428. Hooops

    What's the deal with

    This is brilliant - GPS for LB lobster spots will be a top seller for sure. Just for fun - give one spot every two weeks or so - then I can clearly spot all the clowns together
  429. Hooops

    New Local Knowledge SeaVee 340z

    Knots Deep is more tv friendly
  430. Hooops

    Lobster Hoopin' SD Bay - Video

    Hell yeah - push that throttle down at night and check out those LED's - dipshit
  431. Hooops

    Spiny Lobsters

    Pearsons Point in NB but as mentioned - its outrageous - like $30 a pound. Go catch more yourself - its easy and cheaper.
  432. Hooops

    Anyone on the Thunderbird tonight? 11/5

    This poor guy is going to need another username and IP address... I'm changing my spectra to red or yellow or one of those colors he threatens to cut so I can ID him properly.
  433. Hooops

    32 people on the T Bird tomorrow night. Get your Dykes ready.

    I think his dykes got jammed up his ass and caused a tummy ache.
  434. Hooops

    Don’t fish the Thunderbird out of Daveys Locker read below.

    Should have still sailed with the boat and wore a diaper - fishing is going off.
  435. Hooops

    Island Fun – bugs and bones 11-6 to 11-8

    Fall Midweek Catalina - doesn't get any better then that...
  436. Hooops

    I love craigslist...

    Magbay should take some notes on this hull - built in bbq is next level - heats the hull too for cold hooping nights
  437. Hooops

    My new gregor hoopster

    Perfect little skiff for harb/inshore
  438. Hooops

    Weird Lobster Question

    keep the lobster - release the octopus - then grab it by hand - to be legal - cough cough... Grilled garlic lobster and octopus sounds like a pretty good dinner.
  439. Hooops

    *Lobster Thieves*

    The Avalon local tweakers like to steal traps too.
  440. Hooops

    *Lobster Thieves*

    That sucks - seems its becoming more and more common though. Last year - 3 different trips - 3 different scumbags trying to poach - some are trying to steal the gear - some are trying to steal the bugs. Most common replies I've heard - "I thought it was mine"... "I wanted to see how your rigged...
  441. Hooops

    Cat late report 10/13 (the zones)

    riip beer helps erase the memory - and agree with PVC bait tubes as mentioned above.
  442. Hooops

    New Local Knowledge SeaVee 340z

    And to think back at all the people that laughed at you for starting a silly fishing forum - who's laughing now... Glad you are putting in a Seakeeper - wouldn't want you to spill your martinis. That thing is going to be sick.
  443. Hooops

    I'm not a fan of Parker boats....but

    Still not a Parker fan
  444. Hooops

    The shoe

    Everybody meet at the shoe tomorrow - then island chaffee for hooping after
  445. Hooops

    Fight fans....McGregor vs's almost time!!!!

    Conor will have one more fight - that's it - he's done - plenty of fortune and fame to live a great life. Maybe a St Pierre last cash in and that's it. You will not see Conor/Khabib rematch and I will bet a million dollars on that action.
  446. Hooops

    Fight fans....McGregor vs's almost time!!!!

    I'm betting for sure - there is only 2 options that are going to happen: Khabib Nurmagomedov wins in second round +550 Khabib Nurmagomedov wins in third round +650
  447. Hooops


  448. Hooops

    My First Self-Customized Flat Fall expired too NOTICE: This domain name expired on 9/11/2018 and is pending renewal or deletion. Welcome to Seems like a bizness for night fishing - not sure on patent rights
  449. Hooops

    My First Self-Customized Flat Fall

    Here you go - I just want free hooks: Yes! Your domain is available. Buy it before someone else does.
  450. Hooops

    My First Self-Customized Flat Fall

    If glow hooks is not patented already - someone owes you and this thread a commission because it's going to happen.
  451. Hooops

    Lost my Easyrider bean bag at Cat yesterday.

    Call Two Harbors for camp ranger number - may have floated up on one of camp sites
  452. Hooops

    Cool old video Newport Beach Chubasco 1939

    Very cool
  453. Hooops

    Paddy Poaching - DP

    Can someone provide footnotes - I skipped down to the bible verse.
  454. Hooops

    Pound for pound

    300lb blue perch/catalina piranha
  455. Hooops

    40 ft Rybovich, not mine $2500

    Throw a bracket and two outboards on the back of that thing - ready to go...
  456. Hooops

    Anchoring in cat harbor

    Listen to historic's advice - its dead on. Location - behind the C in that pocket - completely wind protected and excellent fishing on the hook (bass and big halibut) - you will be just outside the WSB pen (there was squid there last week) Bow anchor - no need for stern anchor Eagle - will be...
  457. Hooops

    2009 68' Little Hoquiam Long Range Yachtfisher - Sold in Just 53 Days

    That boat was in HH for several years - was in a bit of a "holding pattern"... someones making a nice flip
  458. Hooops

    Y'all Remember the Old BD

    Bangkok's got Saluki now
  459. Hooops

    Best meals for 8-10 days

    No one does or will ever do it better the Chef Jorge (RIP) on the RR3. I can still taste the Wahoo Chowder - but could never duplicate the recipe - also the buttermilk yellowtail with rice and green peas lunch - sounds simple but it was epic lunch that never weighed you down...
  460. Hooops

    MOON wrapped Seeker CJBF80-H grey-blue blank.

    Moon rules - now go out and scratch that thing up and bend it on some yellows.
  461. Hooops

    Upcoming weekend at Catalina! Advice Welcome.

    Also - campsites B and C have a fire ring with fold down grill - bring some wood/charcoal - you should catch something edible - just make sure it's legal - DFG patrols that entire zone very actively - make sure anyone fishing has a license. I would personally fish/drift empire landing (you will...
  462. Hooops

    Upcoming weekend at Catalina! Advice Welcome.

    Blackfish advice is on point... Anchoring in Rippers you will want a bow and stern anchor - great sand anchorage and you can set the stern anchor by hand in sand 3-5ft of water - I'd recommend the inside corner in front of Campsite C - great bass fishing right off that reef and...
  463. Hooops

    Sabiki Mackeral Removal

    coat hanger - cut and bend accordingly. butter knifes are dangerous
  464. Hooops

    Catalina Report 03/05 to 03/07

    Feb/March at Catalina - like a box of chocolates - never know what you're going to get - best time of year to fish/hoop with no one else around. Nice big catalina bugs too
  465. Hooops

    2004 31' Tiara Open

    Yup - sounds familiar!
  466. Hooops

    Catalina Vacation

    Hamilton Cove - VRBO - no brainer... Golf cart - Steves steakhouse for a dinner - lobster trap, sand trap and buffalo nickle for breakfast/ lunch - laua larrys and marlin club for laughs
  467. Hooops

    1984 Boston Whaler Montauk w/70hp Evinrude 4 stroke

    Great riding skiff - I have an old 80 hull and it rides better then other 2000 models I have owned
  468. Hooops

    Southwest passengers are so friendly

    I can relate - I just bite my tongue and think about killing everyone...
  469. Hooops

    who wants to go 50/50

    I'd save a couple of bucks and get this one:
  470. Hooops

    1972 VW BUS - Custom Catalina Island Vehicle in 70's

    I keep flip/flopping on selling it... 5 people in line with cash so I keep adjusting price up
  471. Hooops

    Crawling in the backyard:

    Big Juans too - one last trip before commercial wipes them all out...
  472. Hooops

    Buying East coast boats

    You will gobble first
  473. Hooops

    Buying East coast boats

    My friends and family in the FL Keys are seeing whats left and cocksuckers like you are making inquiries like this - karma...
  474. Hooops

    1972 VW BUS - Custom Catalina Island Vehicle in 70's

    Wife says too many toys - time to shed a few... so here is one - or one-of-a-kind I should say... 1972 VW Bus - customized by Catalina Island Company in mid 70's to be used to tour vehicle for Avalon real estate lots for sale - roll up bimini windowed sides - Stored for 20+ years - always...
  475. Hooops

    BD on Fox News

    Gazillion dollar brand
  476. Hooops

    What's hiding in the warm water off the West end

    Lots of lifeless paddies and a gazillion porpoise with no tuna on them - as of yesterday
  477. Hooops

    Monster Black Sea Bass at BoLA

    A shoe tastes better then a BSB that size - but what do I know - enjoy...
  478. Hooops

    Any local cows caught without a kite?

    Green Stick! Or 25ft bamboo stick
  479. Hooops

    Big injured GW on the beach Sea of Cortez

    I'm more afraid of stingrays
  480. Hooops

    Offshore Bluefin Redemption

    So rad!! I wish my dad was rich and I never had to worry about an education or making living. Kick him in the balls twice for me!
  481. Hooops

    New tank in the Ranger Bahia 'Lil Mijo'

    Looks like a perfect fit - Randy is the man - best tanks systems around
  482. Hooops

    Rule #1

  483. Hooops

    Places to dock and eat in so cal?

    In HH : - Peters Landing has 4 guest slips right in back of Pelican Isle - Captain Jacks - smaller dockage and a tight channel but the best king crab in the world
  484. Hooops

    Please dont kill me

    You picked the right boat - call the office and they will guide you in on everything you need. Only problem now is going to be budgeting a longer trip next year on the RR3
  485. Hooops

    Taxman in the House

    They are eating stingrays - not seals or surfers. But they will certainly bite anything they bump into.
  486. Hooops

    Not available in U.S.

    Why in the hell did they stop making this reel:
  487. Hooops

    Not available in U.S.

    overkill - not the arrow its the Indian - give me a newell
  488. Hooops

    Tipping On A Long Range Trip

    Apogee - let us know what trip your go on - I want to join
  489. Hooops

    Tipping On A Long Range Trip

    And beyond trying to make a living for their family - how often do you think the crew gets to see theirs on the constant turn-around trips. Side note - I miss Jorge - he was the absolute best... and the wahoo chowder was nothing short of amazing.
  490. Hooops

    Tipping On A Long Range Trip

    Too easy these days - 10 years ago this board was a little sharper... I'll be here all week - try the chicken.
  491. Hooops

    Tipping On A Long Range Trip

    A firm handshake and a thank you - is more then enough.
  492. Hooops

    Introducing the Pelagic Red Crab Flat Fall

    Not sure whats avail and whats not - they are socal locals - I see they are selling these right now which I think would work just about the same:
  493. Hooops

    Introducing the Pelagic Red Crab Flat Fall

    The catalina calicos were going ape shit on this:
  494. Hooops

    one of our own attacked by pitbulls in avalon????

    If I was a betting man - those 2 pit bulls are stashed away with their owner on a derelict sailboat anchored out in front around the corner. You can also bet that dog rules are going to be buttoned up on the island
  495. Hooops

    Huntington Fuel Dock Issues?

    Nope - no tanks have been replaced yet - just hoses/lines. Not up for mandatory tank replacement till 2018/2019. With that said -I have never had an issue with Diesel or gas since Maxum Petroleum took over and staff is top notch...
  496. Hooops

    Cool painting of tuna as a gift from my wife

    Mark - I spoke out of turn - I really like your painting - it does look bitching... My 8yr old is backed up right now on commissioned pieces for Matt Kotch anyway.
  497. Hooops

    TWO Harbors Mooring Question

    Only time to stress is Memorial Day, 4 July, Labor Day and Bucc Days. And if you're stressed - just side-tie with us!
  498. Hooops

    TWO Harbors Mooring Question

    You will absolutely have no problem getting a mooring when you go over from now till Memorial Day Weekend.
  499. Hooops

    Cool painting of tuna as a gift from my wife

    My 8 year old son will kick out some more artwork like this for you!
  500. Hooops

    Does a saltist 50 have enough balls for these local bluefin?

    Not the arrow - its the Indian... Last year - those 80-100 fish were being lost on a 30W from some guys and lots of others getting them on trinidads. Single speed 50lb - your fine - just watch the technique of the guys throwing them on with similar gear...
  501. Hooops

    Rest in Pieces.... Commander

    I'll ride the boat - fuck I'll even help sink it for a cut of the insurance
  502. Hooops

    America;s got talent: Fail

    Looks like a standard reaction to a middle of the night seabass bite
  503. Hooops

    Rest in Pieces.... Commander

    Here's my comment - better update your "Boat" to "Fucking Donkey"
  504. Hooops

    Local Knowledge

    Family Keys trips and fishing - the best... Wait for the next decent hurricane for your waterfront purchase - lots of homes uninsured. Summerland / Ramrod are ideal vacation home locations - on my bucket list.
  505. Hooops

    New Del Mar 3/12 AM - wide open smiles!

    So awesome - keep taking pictures of your trips - great to look back on - I have 2 boys now 11 and 9 - instant stress reliever looking at old fishing photos.
  506. Hooops

    Recommendations on a 4 pack

    Call Jamie... Seasons Sportfishing 714-206-6146
  507. Hooops

    Recommendations on a 4 pack

    Out of what area/harbor?
  508. Hooops

    Rest in Pieces.... Commander

    Jewish Lightning fail... When attempting to sink your boat - it somehow gets towed back to port... Should have consulted with some captains with recent expertise in this maritime tradition.
  509. Hooops

    Baby Great White Gaffed @ Huntington Beach Pier

    Unless they mistake your foot for a stingray - there is not fucking chance in hell your going to be bit or bothered by one of these babies. You dipshits know that's what there here eating right?
  510. Hooops

    family fishing boat

    40 tollycraft, bertram, riviera or hatteras
  511. Hooops

    The days you expect the least...Pt. Loma, 1/6

    Thx - You just motivated me to go get my 2017 License
  512. Hooops

    Cabo/ East Cape Surf Fishing Report?

    I think we got out just in time - we were in Buena Vista Dec 26th-Jan 4. We fished/spearfished Pargo and some grouper in front of the old Punta Colorado resort. Other then that - just lady fish from the beach fishing from Palmas down to Hotel Buena Vista.
  513. Hooops

    East Cape - Christmas-New Years:

    I am not expecting fantastic fishing - but I'll take some fun in the sun with the family - my kids love the East Cape any time of year
  514. Hooops

    Who says rod shops aren't dangerous!

    Here's what they do to other dawgs: Get Well Soon Bill.
  515. Hooops

    East Cape - Christmas-New Years:

    Headed to Hotel Buena Vista with a few good friends/families. I know its the windy season and fishing is limited - but can anyone recommend a boat/captain that really knows the bottom fishing options?
  516. Hooops

    Shotgun Recommendation

    No brainer...
  517. Hooops

    Who says rod shops aren't dangerous!

    Workers comp... bill it to the rich owner of SaltyDawg Inc.
  518. Hooops

    WFO Lobster all you wanted.......

    I had pizza - FU
  519. Hooops

    !!!SOLD!!! Boston Whaler Classic Super Sport 15 $7,500.00 *Price drop*

    Here's some older 15ft Super Sports for sale for reference...
  520. Hooops

    !!!SOLD!!! Boston Whaler Classic Super Sport 15 $7,500.00 *Price drop*

    Same condition for $4,200... Something is very wrong with that engine or hull for that price in Newport - the hull alone is worth over $5K
  521. Hooops

    34 Radovcich BlackBeard

    Sickest Socal island boat around...
  522. Hooops

    !!!SOLD!!! Boston Whaler Classic Super Sport 15 $7,500.00 *Price drop*

    That's a well priced whaler and that 70 Yama is one of the few 2 strokes still preferred. You could get $10K in Socal for that thing
  523. Hooops

    Live Local Spiny Lobster $52 per lb:

    Water Grill in South Coast Plaza offer Spiny Lobster for $52 a lb. I showed my 2 boys (10 and 8yrs old) - they said dad - do you know how much money in lobster we've eaten this year already. The kicker if you look close to this menu - Alaskan Red Crab - steamed whole - $55 per lb - 7 to 10lb...
  524. Hooops

    Huntington Beach Airshow 10-22/10-23

    I took the whaler over today - the show is absolutely unbelievable - watch by boat with jets right overhead is unreal. Be sure to stay outside CG and police boats - they continually pushed boats back today - I don't think they are going to be as patient tomorrow and Sunday - probably start...
  525. Hooops

    10/20 Catalina Full Speed Lobster

    Shad - Recent studies conclude that too much lobster causes hairloss.
  526. Hooops

    Offshore Shake down and eviction notice...

    Here's a tip for your next Private boat or Sport boat kelp paddy invasion... I just leave - but pump-out my entire holding tank before we go.
  527. Hooops

    You can only go after 1 type of salt water fish out of LA area...

    Go to SCI with Tino on the Freedom... You'll catch a bunch of something...
  528. Hooops

    Imagine casting this to yellowtail.

    Not the arrow - always the Indian...
  529. Hooops

    Lobster ?

    Side of butter & a side of Lipitor
  530. Hooops

    HB airshow

    We are doing the same thing - it should be pretty killer show
  531. Hooops

    Lobster ?

    Caught commercial guys baiting traps early - called DFG - they are pulling those traps to check them today
  532. Hooops

    How did you come up with your boat name?

    2 boats ago - "GENTRY" my grandfathers name 1 boat ago - "MY TY" - my son Tyler was born 6 months before I bought it Current boat - "TYFISH" - son Tyler and another son Fisher = "TYFISH"
  533. Hooops

    Traveling at high speed at night - Public Service Announcement:

    No one likes to hear "slow down" but I share this because of two things my son said to me today - which also made me think of the upcoming lobster season with boats traveling at night - most of which have limited or no experience in nighttime travel... My 10yr old son - eats, breathes and...
  534. Hooops

    underwater lights

    I tried the drain plug lights (Diablo Customs) in my whaler. Not meant for saltwater and definitely not meant to be kept in saltwater like my whaler (thank God whalers float on their own)
  535. Hooops

    Now this guy knows how to sell a boat!

    As an owner of a marketing company - I have to hire this guy for copy writing. He could sell ice to Eskimos...
  536. Hooops

    Which Resort Do you recommend ?

    Stayed at almost all of them... but I think Hotel Buena Vista is my favorite.
  537. Hooops

    1983 Boston Whaler 17' Montauk Rebuild...Picture Heavy

    Interesting layout - I did a similar strip down last year on a 1980 hull.
  538. Hooops

    14 ft Livingston 40hp Suzuki

    Bump for a cool skiff and a good guy. See you in 2 weeks for bug opener.
  539. Hooops

    63 foot sport fisher Invicta charter goes down

    Or line the boats - we have the technology...
  540. Hooops

    Tastes like Bluefin - only different:

    I did - got an offer too good to refuse end of last summer. I restored an old 17ft Montauk to fish local (Catalina somedays...) - but I'm still searching for the next family sportfisher wagon
  541. Hooops

    Tastes like Bluefin - only different:

    School starts tomorrow - thank God for mom and dad - promised the boys one more quick trip. Local Calico and Sandbass fishing on some of the local stones/reefs has been pretty decent and the boat traffic is non-existent as most are hunting trophy fish off SCI
  542. Hooops

    63 foot sport fisher Invicta charter goes down

    I'm glad all survived - horrible situation - crew impairment is unacceptable. My buddy and I found the dead body of a sailboat captain that hit north island a few years ago - found out later that he had a wife and 3 young kids - still haunts me to this day...
  543. Hooops

    Smoking On Sportboats

    Can we vote to stop the smell of diesel smoke too? I vote for Hookers and Blow - nothing else.
  544. Hooops

    Catalina Channel

    Nothing good happens after 2pm through sundown. Leave earlier or later
  545. Hooops

    Catalina Family Trip Hotel

    Hamilton Cove is exactly where you what to be...
  546. Hooops

    Offshore Bluefin/yellowfin location

    He was obviously on the water today.
  547. Hooops

    Offshore Today on the 209

    You didn't miss much other then fish watching... We snagged one YFT on acre size schools above you - all show - no go
  548. Hooops

    Offshore Big eye tuna?

    More anal close ups please - like the old days when Ali and Jason didn't grow a vagina
  549. Hooops

    Offshore Big eye tuna?

    Yellowfin / Boofin
  550. Hooops

    Offshore Big eye tuna?

    Your all stupid - it all BFT
  551. Hooops

    Offshore 1 school, 3 bites, 1 fish landed

    Nice one! Actually your probably not getting chewed threw from the fish you have on. We've lost probably 3-4 fish on quick breakoffs - leader up to 80lb - what is happening is when you hook a fish in those dense, foaming schools and come tight - other 80-100 fish with their mouths open are...
  552. Hooops

    Pacific edge
  553. Hooops

    Offshore If you were thinking of fishing BFT tomorrow...

    I am fishing tues-thurs next week - i will wear an ankle bracelet so every idiot on the couch can find em.
  554. Hooops

    Offshore If you were thinking of fishing BFT tomorrow...

    Honestly - these fish react horrible to boat pressure. You would think the more boats the more chances for all to catch fish - but its the exact opposite. The more boats - the more the fish stay down - and get the fuck out of there. I'm not sure what "There is enough for everybody and it...
  555. Hooops

    No worries Mike.

    No worries Mike.
  556. Hooops

    Offshore If you were thinking of fishing BFT tomorrow...

    Mike - the name of my boat is "Go Fuck Yourself" - you have that nice new bigger whaler - try and find your own fish - maybe look at a temp/chloro chart - maybe get some more help from FishDope - it's much more rewarding that sitting on your couch on our computer asking folks where to fish. On...
  557. Hooops

    Offshore If you were thinking of fishing BFT tomorrow...

    There was only 4-5 boats in that area yesterday - it was an area that was said to be lifeless in days prior. I don't want to wreck the party for the guys that took a chance and found those fish yesterday and hit it again today. Someone else can spill the beans - I'm sure the party grew a bit...
  558. Hooops

    Offshore If you were thinking of fishing BFT tomorrow...

    You should go - acres of foamers out there today - National Geographic should be filming this...
  559. Hooops

    Hi's Tackle 7day on the Royal Polaris Trip Report

    No better drug in the world then LR fishing...
  560. Hooops

    Etec 300 G2 Update

    Marine Industry Turnaround Timeline: 1 Day = 1 Week 1 Week = 1 Month 1 Month = 1 Year It's a simple tool to use/share.
  561. Hooops

    Offshore Thursday and Friday out of MB, BFT and frustration aplenty

    Try and figure out what way they are going and cast lure in front - never get boat in front
  562. Hooops

    Offshore 7-17 OSide

    You can throw a spark plug into the right school and get bit. It's not the arrow - its the indian...
  563. Hooops

    Offshore Bluefin 80 lbs 7 miles

    This grade of fish in cell phone range - unreal
  564. Hooops

    Offshore Insane foamer action

    They only bite the jigs with the price tag still on them - that's what I tell everyone.
  565. Hooops

    Offshore Near the 43 - lots of fish watching - 1 bite:

    Looked at several different schools of YFT and some xtra large BFT. Seiners are out and have the fish super skittish - up and back down very quickly. Landed a long cast with a popper on a breezer for 1 bite - very nice grade YFT.
  566. Hooops

    Epic Catalina bassin

    Never seen frontside bass this good at the close one. Straight 3-5lb fish with this 8.5lb personal best for my son Ty.
  567. Hooops

    help me buy a boat

    Scratch up a couple extra grand and make an offer on this thing:
  568. Hooops

    WTB fiberglass bait tank 38-48 gal.

    Call the best guy - Randy...
  569. Hooops

    Cat 6/18

    Empire to lava wall - lots of yellows - but mostly small ones
  570. Hooops

    Avet vs Accurate Reels

    If you fish Avets - great - if you even consider that they fish better then Accurate - I'll assume you have no f-ing clue what your talking about.
  571. Hooops

    Catalina - China Pt - Missing boater/person:

    We were in a 36 Riv - weather east and west was nice - China to Ben Weston was yuck - but always is. We likely passed them an hour before the event - wish we were closer and could have helped - maybe even saved a life...
  572. Hooops

    Avet vs Accurate Reels

    What Marcus said - really no comparison at all.
  573. Hooops

    Drowning Death Fishing Off Catalina Today
  574. Hooops

    Drowning Death Fishing Off Catalina Today

    Damm - wish I was closer when it happened. We were moving east to west and likely passed them an hour or so before. Damm...
  575. Hooops

    Drowning Death Fishing Off Catalina Today

    So sorry to hear - we were fishing about 8 miles west of of their location when we heard the call and came towards them but chopper and support vessels were already on scene
  576. Hooops

    Catalina - China Pt - Missing boater/person:

    Was fishing Catalina today - backside west - lots of 10-15lb yellows and a decent seabass. Around noon heard a distressed call from a 15ft boat near China Point - someone was bleeding from a prop injury and the other passenger fell over and went missing. Sounded not good. Any one else pick...
  577. Hooops

    avalon memorial weekend moorage?

    Andrew - they will likely put you on the Alphabet row - which is way inside near the tuna club - you should be ok... have fun...
  578. Hooops

    avalon memorial weekend moorage?

    Here's a bit more help then the above: Keep an eye on this webcam link: As Descanso fills up (moorage behind the casino) - your less likely to find a mooring - with Avalon being a complete longshot. If you get a nothing is...
  579. Hooops

    Live Bait Invention -- Thoughts?

    "...Then it hit me. I imagined myself as a little sardine (or perhaps a chovy), and realized that the greatest threat to my raison d'être (catching my owner a big fish), was easily mitigated." Rick - no more mushrooms on those multi-day trips.
  580. Hooops

    Tahiti Offshore SurfSkiff 177

    I think everyone needs a snickers bar...
  581. Hooops

    Anybody need something from Cabo? Coming back to So Cal next week empty

    Florida/Cabo - putting some miles on the rig! I'll take a kilo and a good margarita.
  582. Hooops

    Swordfish RAW

    Holding the rod that many hours - stand up - come on... Come clean - show the middle of the fight when it went back in the rod holder.
  583. Hooops

    New Custom pilot house

    gold leaf wrap?
  584. Hooops

    Buying a boat

    Tip #1 - Don't buy a boat Tip #2 - Tell a friend to buy a boat Your Welcome If you have no friends - ride sport boats and meet weird people
  585. Hooops

    Swordfish RAW

    I want to see the RAW RAW footage where you gave up and put it back in the rod holder
  586. Hooops

    Newell p322

    No niggle talk around here
  587. Hooops


    Back the Beard - Buy FishWorks
  588. Hooops

    Closed Thread

    not sounding good
  589. Hooops

    CPR fail

    You owe me a new keyboard - I spit coffee all over mine...
  590. Hooops

    avalon memorial weekend moorage?

    Nope - no bait - bring all you can hold
  591. Hooops

    avalon memorial weekend moorage?
  592. Hooops

    avalon memorial weekend moorage?

    Thurs morning should be fine - especially with your boat size
  593. Hooops

    Live Bait Invention -- Thoughts?

    Damm - I was going to go with hyperbaric chamber as well. OK - not applicable to your vessel but more likely mine - some sort of bungee suspension system to keep bait from pounding to death - patent pending... Spill the beans - your amongst "friends" / in the nest / etc...
  594. Hooops

    Google Maps - Avalon
  595. Hooops

    Live Bait Invention -- Thoughts?

    I'm thinking Cloning or Artificial Insemination?
  596. Hooops

    Long Beach to Catalina Buddy Boat

    I'd change your reservation/destination to somewhere on the frontside of the island - if your camping just make it easier on yourself and moor in the Isthmus in front of those campsites. If your set on Little Harbor - I certainly wouldn't recommend anchorage in Little Harbor on your maiden...
  597. Hooops

    Starting New Business - Fish Farming Florida Pompano: Need Votes...

    My brother in law in Florida made a big step away from sitting behind a desk job in the banking industry for nearly 20 years and decided to follow his dream of starting a fish farm operation in Florida raising and selling Pompano to the restaurant industry. He's raised...
  598. Hooops

    New Custom pilot house

    I like the mask and snorkel look better then the pilot house!
  599. Hooops

    Favorite old school reel u still use
  600. Hooops

    If you can only have 5 rods

    800H - 5 of them
  601. Hooops

    wtb 17-18 cc

    Someone just post a nice older whaler with a 90 Yama - I'd snag that up before someone else does
  602. Hooops

    Has anyone used Teakguard..or should I varnish?

    Forget all that's been said and never varnish... Find a product call Te-Ka - it's a 2 part teak cleaning system sold at most Marine stores - I think West Marine even has it. Follow the directions - then just apply a few coats of teak oil after the Te-Ka steps dry. Product and results are...
  603. Hooops

    Planning a vacation for next year best places to fish?

    Florida Keys - take a look at: or Catch a different species everyday - inshore and offshore (close)
  604. Hooops

    Do You Keep Sanddabs? How Do You Cook Them If You Do?

    Fry em up whole - bones and all. If you had the same thing at a restaurant it would cost you $20 a plate
  605. Hooops

    Cheeca Lodge - review/intel?

    Growing up back east we visited the keys pretty often. I have been bringing my family out every year or so now from California - we've rented houses all over and stayed in Hawks Cay twice before. We booked Cheeca Lodge ( this year when the kids get out of school in June -...
  606. Hooops

    Help a dad help his daughter.......

    anything for the kids... voted and will keep going
  607. Hooops

    Conor McGregor vs Nate Diaz.... who's it gonna be???

    Some cheap tickets still available: General Admission Standing Floor US $454.00 - US $1,454.00 US $454.00 US $1,454.00 Event Level US $654.00 - US $1,454.00 US $654.00 US $1,454.00
  608. Hooops

    Just got it and illness forces sale...

    maybe I missed the details in the CL post or video: Whats the power plant - and how many hours?
  609. Hooops

    Conor McGregor vs Nate Diaz.... who's it gonna be???

    Based on the amount of neighbors getting the fight and all the hype - I think PPV and UFC should cash in on this one - including Holmes defending her title.
  610. Hooops

    Conor McGregor vs Nate Diaz.... who's it gonna be???

    Think Conner injured Diaz hand/wrist in that exchange? - it sure looks like Nick was rubbing his hand/wrist after the dust settled... It sure feels like Nick is just cashing in on his last real UFC paycheck - I'd expect a pretty quick Conner win on Saturday.
  611. Hooops


    Your playing for hardball:
  612. Hooops


    how do they taste?
  613. Hooops

    WTB - Youth Shotgun - ideally 20 gauge

    Just a follow up - I ended up getting the Mossberg Super Bantam 500 Youth 20 gauge - after 2 sporting clay trips so far - it shoots flawless and my 10yr old is already outshooting me... wonderful.
  614. Hooops

    Any people with an Offshore Bait Tank that have replaced the light?

    Out of business is wrong - Randy sold it - cashed in for a few nickles - and had a non- compete before he could re-start another bait tank business. Bluewater Bait Systems is now the new company - and he could answer your light questions directly - just google it.
  615. Hooops

    Conor McGregor vs Nate Diaz.... who's it gonna be???

    I'm with you - I think he is a phenom - I just always like to pull for the underdog regardless of the sporting event. I guess it's a sickness...
  616. Hooops

    Conor McGregor vs Nate Diaz.... who's it gonna be???

    I'd like to see a shocker with Conor getting knocked out - just to give him a little gut check on his current persona
  617. Hooops

    Should I take my kids to FH show?

    Take them and they will beg to go every year - just fair warning...
  618. Hooops

    Proud Dad!

    So freakin awesome - you've created a monster - I've got 2 of them now - 7 and 9 - they can't stand not being on the water.
  619. Hooops

    Poor Sea Lions...

    Natural selection - wish it had more of an impact on the human population - damm foodstamps
  620. Hooops

    Local Knowledge RAW – Pez Vela

    Great promo piece
  621. Hooops

    WTB: Fiberglass Bait Tank

    Call Randy at Bluewater
  622. Hooops

    New Car Advice Needed

    Rick - I got the new 2016 Tahoe and hate it. I've had a new Tahoe about every 2-3 years and I have to say - the new one sucks - so I'd avoid the Suburban as well. My neighbor just got a new Ford Expedition - something called a King Ranch Edition - he loves it and has had all the Suburbans...
  623. Hooops

    Who's up for a Local Knowledge Colonet run? Leaving Thurs 2/18 PM

    give a heads up on the next trip - you may see me and some old souls on that run
  624. Hooops

    Cummins 330B

    Jesse is the man on the 330B's
  625. Hooops

    Good express sportfish for California?

    I always like these - almost got one before I bought my 30 Skipjack:'-Offshore-2812632/LaBelle/FL/United-States#.VsKLxSmR-vk
  626. Hooops

    Fat and Flat - breaking in the whaler

    Felt like September out there today. This pig was fatter then a boogie board - dinner will be served soon.
  627. Hooops

    Fat and Flat - breaking in the whaler

    Felt like September out there today. This pig was fatter then a boogie board - dinner will be served soon.
  628. Hooops

    Youth gun

    I just got the waterfowl version for my 9 yr old:
  629. Hooops

    F&G - fishing without a license:

    UPDATE: He went to LB courthouse today - he was the only one in the room not defending that they did not have a drivers license or car insurance... and the only one that spoke english. Judge laughed when his case came up and dismissed with no fine... Anyway - it took 2 hours out of his day
  630. Hooops

    San Mateo Point report 1/31/16

    So far - I've retied 2 neighbors boats in HH - its a hootin
  631. Hooops

    Nachos bait

    Blow an airhorn and you'll get the cured bait at anytime
  632. Hooops

    1980 17ft Whaler Montauk - rebuild - finally done...

    Zack - Specialty Marine is a good source for parts, etc - but pricey: Or like Willdoggy said - you can chime in on one of the Whaler nerd sites and may find someone parting out a boat.
  633. Hooops


    I've got 4 or 5 of them but they are hammered - whats the going price for a "well" used one?
  634. Hooops

    local knowledge review

    TV show - what a great idea...
  635. Hooops

    Local Knowledge TV Show starring ALI

    Boom goes the dynamite - good production so far on the first show. Agree with a previous comment on jumping back and forth - at least continue the segment to commercial break. There are some other pre-spot/post-spot (commercial) editing techniques that could create more excitement - but what...
  636. Hooops

    F&G - fishing without a license:

    Took neighbor fishing in December and he forgot his license at his house. Got F&G ticket and needs to report to court in Long Beach and I guess bring his license. Anyone familiar with the process, fines, procedure, etc. Thanks...
  637. Hooops

    WTB - Youth Shotgun - ideally 20 gauge

    Thanks - going to get one tomorrow
  638. Hooops

    WTB - Youth Shotgun - ideally 20 gauge

    If you don't have one for sale - can you recommend one. My son's 10th birthday is coming up and he has growth very afraid of my 12 gauge guns.
  639. Hooops

    Pretty Good Weekend

  640. Hooops

    Panga options on 12/31

    Last minute idea to get kids away from wife for a few hours. Any recommendations for inshore 4-5hr trip. Kevin
  641. Hooops

    Looking for a bait receiver

    Joe, Spike and Gabe are buddies of mine. FYI - Gabe moved to Hawaii about 2 years ago - not sure who (if anyone) took over his receiver builds. I have a neighbor over here on Humboldt Island that has a pretty good design - I will take a drive over there with you when your around.
  642. Hooops

    PV - Panga recommendation - New Years Eve

    Last minute trip and hoping to take my kids out for a quick half day trip (4-5 hr) Let me know if you have an email for a panga charter / owner that's worth reaching out to.
  643. Hooops

    Interest Rates

    Boats that appreciate in value - now I'm listening Mike... Everyone fucks different - good luck with your boat loan - been there - done that - trying to give advice based on previous experience but I can't fix stupid (Washington folk or other) - you'll have to come back to this thread a few...
  644. Hooops

    1980 17ft Whaler Montauk - rebuild - finally done...

    I'll take pics - I am copying a neighbors same boat and his tank set up.
  645. Hooops

    1980 17ft Whaler Montauk - rebuild - finally done...

    Nate - I started with Randy's 38 gallon oval tank - but cutting it down to seat height (21 inches) and it will go immediately behind the seat/leaning post. I will post some pics after the tank is built and gel coated to match boat - said a week which means a month in the marine industry.
  646. Hooops

    Interest Rates

    I moving to Washington and getting a boat loan
  647. Hooops

    Interest Rates

    Whatever your going to finance - take 30% of that money and burn it in a fireplace then ask a friend to kick you square in the balls - welcome to boat finance. Then after that don't forget to make your monthly payment that will depreciate every month. Godspeed on your financial future.
  648. Hooops

    1994 Boston Whaler Outrage 21 Sold

    That is a kick-ass go-anywhere whaler - good luck with sale.
  649. Hooops

    Interest Rates

    Boat Loan - brilliant
  650. Hooops

    1980 17ft Whaler Montauk - rebuild - finally done...

    John - I went with what the boat came with for now - Hummingbird 858C - still need to give it a shakedown - but I think it will suffice. Aaron - I can't stand those post mount stern lights - I seem to find a way to break them with every skiff I've ever had. My neighbor had this style set up on...
  651. Hooops

    1980 17ft Whaler Montauk - rebuild - finally done...

    Barrett - the Desert Tan gel coat did turn out pretty sweet.
  652. Hooops

    1980 17ft Whaler Montauk - rebuild - finally done...

    I wanted everything a specific way and it took way more time, energy and patience then I anticipated.
  653. Hooops

    1980 17ft Whaler Montauk - rebuild - finally done...

    Still working with Randy at Bluewater on a bait tank to match gelcoat - but everything else is done - and it even floats... I will never do a project like that ever again.
  654. Hooops

    WTB - Basketball adjustable net

    Before I buy a new one for boy Christmas present - anyone got one that kids don't touch anymore?
  655. Hooops

    bengal cat/kitten

    Selling cats on BD - I believe this was all in the master plan for Jason and Ali during original site development...
  656. Hooops

    Conor Mcgregor..... Who is this crazy Irishman!?!?

    I just bet a dime (+110) on Aldo. My electric bill from the HH Boat Parade Christmas lights needs to be made.
  657. Hooops

    Pacific Warriors

    I have to use pay-per-view to see industrial grade wenches
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    Sell by owner of pay a realtor ??

    I recently sold a home and paid $75K in agent commissions for a home that had 3 offers before it hit the market. I think I would consider doing it differently next time... remember that you'll likely have a buyers agent that wants their commission typically 2%-3%.
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    Pacific Warriors

    As a fisherman and a commercial producer - the editing and jump cuts are absolutely horrible. My kids like to watch it and they even mentioned it...
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    Avalon Moorings/Thanksgiving Holiday

    I'm lucky enough to not live in Catalina but I have a mooring in Avalon and in the Isthmus - you should have no trouble getting a mooring in either - but if you want the avalon mooring let me know - we are headed to Cabo for that week.
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    Ballast Point Brewing Sold

    I sold a company for 4 times EBITDA and I thought I was stealing money. Billion, Gazillion... whats the difference...
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    Offshore 11/15 gale warning marlin report

    The key to big boat fishing is following the lucky sperm schools.
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    San Clemente Buoy Report

    I think even the marlin are puking. I've been collecting random kayaks and paddle boards floating up to my dock if anyone is interested.
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    Saluting the warship and catchin on Vetrans Day:

    No idea on temps - its a 13 whaler with an engine and not much more then that. I can tell you the water was a lot warmer then the air in the morning!
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    Saluting the warship and catchin on Vetrans Day:

    "nice phishh, looks like the girls enjoyed their time with you" Al - they are boys - but I call them girls all the time.
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    Saluting the warship and catchin on Vetrans Day:

    Left HH around 9am - kids saluted the folks on the warship when we passed by going out and showed the halibut coming in around noon. Lots of fished in the sand right now - we missed at least 5-6 decent bites - but my 9yr old did throw a decent one on.
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    1980 17ft Whaler Montauk - rebuild

    Victor - Captain Glass
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    1980 17ft Whaler Montauk - rebuild

    Picked up a whaler with a decent power plant but the rest of the boat needed some love after 35 years. Stripped the entire boat of everything and sent off to re-gel coat - 5 coats - Desert Sand color (was a bit worried about this color decision but it turned out really sweet) - the teak was...
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    Precision 28 rebuild

    That is really turning out bitchin.