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  1. Kaptain Karl

    California and Oregon 2023 Chinook season closed

    Ahh fucking sucks. Hoping El Nino brings the spooky things back up north again like 2015, that would make up for it.
  2. Kaptain Karl

    Inshore NorCal and other Cal Lakes reaching record levels now/rising.

    The north of the state hasn’t had the same historic precipitation as the central and southern. Shasta and Trinity need a few big AR’s to come through.
  3. Kaptain Karl

    No Tuna No Chinga trip update

    Killer fishing damn!
  4. Kaptain Karl

    La Cruz with Dhamar

    Danny is the man!
  5. Kaptain Karl

    What are your 2023 fishing goals?

    Break my dry spell and catch a norcal BFT Catch a 150lb+ NorCal BFT Catch a(nother) WSB Catch a 35lb+ Salmon Have a good salmon mooching day Catch 7+ halibut on the squid spawn Have 1 solid albacore trip
  6. Kaptain Karl

    Ride share with Lora 1/20-1/23 for a half day

    Gonna be in Punta Mita with my wife, would love to split a ride with someone for a half day trip! Times are rough as a mortgage lender (lucky to be getting a trip in!) so cant swing the trip by myself unfortunately!
  7. Kaptain Karl

    Northen California Salmon reel favorite for trolling with balls?

    Okuma Alijos 5. Really stellar reels since they’ve been redesigned. They’ll do everything from salmon to 100# bluefin. 400-450yds of 50# braid. Have 2 of em, gonna end up with 6 most likely.
  8. Kaptain Karl

    Offshore Swordfishing Sucks

    What a fucking story!!! Thank you for the write up and inspiration!
  9. Kaptain Karl

    Okuma came through!

    They upgraded my 5n as well in 10 days. Super happy with the service!! Everyone who’s fished the Alijos on my boat LOVES them. Gonna move all my lighter gear over to Alijos!
  10. Kaptain Karl

    Offshore Amazing

    Not these they stick around NorCal until late November-mid December!
  11. Kaptain Karl

    What do bluefin marks look like on a 1kw HW chirp sonar at 10-12 kts?

    That’s what I assumed. We run b175hw and b175l. I’ll try running just the HW next time out, to test it out. Frustrating to mark what was certainly BF but marked all weird like my marks in the picture, leave the area and then hear of fish hooked in that area. If they were the classic marks like...
  12. Kaptain Karl

    What do bluefin marks look like on a 1kw HW chirp sonar at 10-12 kts?

    I really appreciate that!! I'll run just the 1 next time I'm out. I always run both inshore for salmon as low works far better for salmon. The shit you dont think about!!!
  13. Kaptain Karl

    What do bluefin marks look like on a 1kw HW chirp sonar at 10-12 kts?

    Great question. I have a b175l running at the same time.
  14. Kaptain Karl

    What do bluefin marks look like on a 1kw HW chirp sonar at 10-12 kts?

    Yeah shit that looks nothing like what I've seen on my transducer. Wonder if its a setting issue? Have everything on auto setting.
  15. Kaptain Karl

    What do bluefin marks look like on a 1kw HW chirp sonar at 10-12 kts?

    Been out twice dragging MM's off the bay area here, I've seen only a few hard marks that look nothing like the traditional marks I've seen in the past. Thinking its a speed issue? We have a b175 HW. Here’s the marks I saw yesterday. I moved from this area (this area hadn’t produced fish but...
  16. Kaptain Karl

    2021 Steigercraft Miami Loaded

    I agree! They don’t/won’t make PH’s unfortunately. Would love to see a modern catamaran manufacturer make one, bummer World Cat stopped making the 320ec but apparently at the end only 3-5 were being ordered a year.
  17. Kaptain Karl

    2021 Steigercraft Miami Loaded

    There’s only 2 Freeman’s with pilot houses. Jimmy Buffet owned both of them, sold the 33 now runs the 42lr
  18. Kaptain Karl

    Okuma mak 20 sea / Pch 4x, mak 16 / Pch 3x

    Ugh if we could get the rod shipped I’d be all over the mak 20
  19. Kaptain Karl

    Makaira 30

    How many yds of 130 is on there?
  20. Kaptain Karl

    Offshore 2022 Nor Cal BFT?

    Good try man! The bluefin have actually been in the colder water. There's been a huge area of fish seen between the shipping channel below the main farallon to Bodega Canyon. I saw them crashing bait in the canyon on saturday when we were albacore fishing. I'll be going out most likely on Sunday...
  21. Kaptain Karl

    Great bite out of Ft Bragg on 130-200+ lb Big Eye Tuna

    What would you run off a rigger? You are 100% right, they ate every typical albacore lure. I do want to get a shot at them this year. Couldn’t care about albacore, I want that trophy fish!
  22. Kaptain Karl

    Great bite out of Ft Bragg on 130-200+ lb Big Eye Tuna

    I was going to make the run from my home port of Bodega Bay, just a little too far (75nm) through some remote water. Got a little older and don’t feel invincible running way offshore alone anymore!
  23. Kaptain Karl

    Great bite out of Ft Bragg on 130-200+ lb Big Eye Tuna

    another from yesterday! Insane shit!
  24. Kaptain Karl

    Great bite out of Ft Bragg on 130-200+ lb Big Eye Tuna

    Not sure if you SoCal boys have seen, but a huge school of Big Eye’s and even some big Yellowfin. 65 degree water mixed in with Albacore. Practically every boat hooked up with something huge. Never seen or heard of bite like it up here!!!
  25. Kaptain Karl

    Offshore Intrepid on the Albacore

    There’s been huge yellowfin and bluefin caught where they are too. Insanity!
  26. Kaptain Karl

    Offshore 2022 Nor Cal BFT?

    The guy who saw em is a very experienced fishermen with a professional captain running his 48’ Viking. It was BFT.
  27. Kaptain Karl

    Offshore 2022 Nor Cal BFT?

    Someone from coastside saw a massive school 8nm NNW of the 601. Foamer and massive meter marks!
  28. Kaptain Karl

    Inshore Shore fishing North of Vallarta?

    The colder the water the better!!! It can be really good there, better as you get into the spring!
  29. Kaptain Karl

    Offshore 2022 Nor Cal BFT?

    The big ones have been spotted as far north as Eureka! IMO it’s pods of fish pushing north super fast and aren’t locked onto a spot like the late season fish last year. I think it’s still very early for a consistent bite to get going. They’ll get locked on spots later in the season and it’ll be...
  30. Kaptain Karl

    What Happened to the New Alijos Reels??

    Just got a new one from Charkbait and got an original Alijos fixed by okuma in a week. They seem to be everyone’s favorite reels, the power handle on them is fantastic. Really a great product and we’ll be buying more.
  31. Kaptain Karl

    Offshore Osborne Bank bluefin 728

    Great job!! Is that a World Cat 270/266?
  32. Kaptain Karl

    Multiple Reels For Sale

    Do I need another Valiant 300?!
  33. Kaptain Karl


    baaaahahahahahahaha Billy KOOK
  34. Kaptain Karl

    Wts penn torque 40 nld2

    Less people have money to throw around now. Sellers shouldn’t be expecting to sell for the same prices that things were going a few months ago for.
  35. Kaptain Karl

    WTB Accurate Valiant 300c

  36. Kaptain Karl


    This year? Wouldn’t surprise me if that was old. We havnt seen them around here in a long time. They need to pass us first. The water temps up here are the coldest they’ve been in a decade. We limited on salmon yesterday in 50 degree water!
  37. Kaptain Karl

    Penn 16 VISX silver

    If you want to sell lmk!
  38. Kaptain Karl

    Silver Penn Visx 12 Mint

    How many yds of power pro?
  39. Kaptain Karl

    Scammer look out for klity

    I reported him after he dropped into my DMs. Brand new username, said he’s in Maryland and was listed on his profile from Chicago.
  40. Kaptain Karl

    Bv300 vs 400 for 40lb

    I have 300yds of 40# on my 300’s. I caught a 70# seabass on a bx-400n last year which has the same capacity on a 20# leader (it was on a salmon mooching rig). They’re by far my favorite for NorCal fishing!
  41. Kaptain Karl

    WTB Okuma Makaira 15t

    Kaptain Karl submitted a new listing: WTB Okuma Makaira 15t - WTB Okuma Makaira 15t Learn more about this listing...
  42. Kaptain Karl

    Northern California WTB Okuma Makaira 15t

    Lmk what you have. Thank you!
  43. Kaptain Karl

    WTS Bnib Accurate Valiant 300c with extra power knob

    IMO man I snagged one brand new from Charkbait with 300yds of 40# for that price + tax.
  44. Kaptain Karl

    Offshore Long Rod Torture 6/12

    😂😂😂 short shorts have been back for a decade!
  45. Kaptain Karl

    Islands Great Trip to the Maria's Despite El Matador Sportfishing

    First time I heard anything about him in awhile. He used to be one of the top guys. Another reason to keep it to the Osuna’s, Danny G or Lora!
  46. Kaptain Karl

    2006 Contender 36 Fish Around

    These boats are so sick!!! Glws, she’ll make someone real happy!
  47. Kaptain Karl

    WTB Accurate Valiant 300c

  48. Kaptain Karl

    replied via PM

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  49. Kaptain Karl

    Northern California WTB Accurate Valiant 300c

    LMK what you have. Thank you!!
  50. Kaptain Karl

    WTB Accurate Valiant 300c

    Kaptain Karl submitted a new listing: WTB Accurate Valiant 300c - WTB Accurate Valiant 300c Learn more about this listing...
  51. Kaptain Karl

    Deep Drop Swordfish in NorCal

    We see em on the surface up here quite a bit! If anything they’re shallower here during the day, 750-1100’ on the tagging info we’ve seen.
  52. Kaptain Karl

    Deep Drop Swordfish in NorCal

    Awesome info man!!! Great to hear from someone who’s really tried. There’s been some tagged fish caught off Pioneer so I was thinking that would be the most consistent spot for them. I also heard Bodega Canyon used to be a hot spot back in the commercial fishing heyday. I’d definitely be...
  53. Kaptain Karl

    It's 4 Reels Ensenada Sportfishing Report 5-1 22 to 5-6-22

    Great catch!!! Interesting in the MadMacks. Looks like they could work well up in NorCal when we can’t catch live macks.
  54. Kaptain Karl

    Fishing PV 05/22-05/24, Recommendations?

    The Marla’s and Danny have flybridges for day trips. I’d go with them rather than some tourist boat from the PV marina. 10x the experience IMO!
  55. Kaptain Karl

    Best place in September in Mexico for deep sea opportunities. That has a spa for my wife while I am fishing:)

    Bougie as fuck is a better descriptor. It’s hard to fly there for under $500 now!
  56. Kaptain Karl

    Best place in September in Mexico for deep sea opportunities. That has a spa for my wife while I am fishing:)

    Too strong of a chance at Tropical storms then in Cabo IMO. PV could be a better choice. Best season for Dorado there, Marlin and Tuna offshore too.
  57. Kaptain Karl

    Big gulfy

    Great to hear that fishery is returning! Hopefully the spero’s stop shooting the big breeders!
  58. Kaptain Karl

    Inshore Getting ready for SF Bay Salmon Season

    OMG we never thought about that!!!!! 😂😂😂
  59. Kaptain Karl

    WSB - Maybe Soon? WSB Showcase @ #12 onward.

    This biscuit ran 70# last year! 20# leader on a Phenix Abyss 805.
  60. Kaptain Karl

    Inshore Getting ready for SF Bay Salmon Season

    Definitely different if you're using balls like that to hit the mud in Monterey! You're 100% dead on about letting the fish run. Let em wear themselves out before you get them to the boat. Most people lose em right at the boat when they're too hot! I definitely had a day last year where I got...
  61. Kaptain Karl

    Inshore Getting ready for SF Bay Salmon Season

    With salmon you want as much bend in the rod as possible. Too stiff of a rod and you'll loose fish due to lack of tension. You want a big bend on the rod to keep consistent pressure on the fish. Heaver rod=less bend=more lost fish. Far too many guys use too heavy of rods with the wrong action up...
  62. Kaptain Karl

    Inshore Getting ready for SF Bay Salmon Season

    15-40 is too heavy for salmon. Go with the 12-30. 50’ of top shot should be good!
  63. Kaptain Karl

    NEW 2022 Okuma SST "A" Series Rods!

    What species is this rod for?
  64. Kaptain Karl

    MAG BAY Inshore

    Can’t wait to get down there soon. Commercial fishing is obviously fine, no one here cares about that. It’s gillnetting estuaries that is beyond STUPID when there’s example after example in Baja of gill nets wiping out inshore fisheries.
  65. Kaptain Karl

    Chirp vs Non Chirp.

    Chirp has been a game changer for us because it marks salmon clear while the older systems wouldn’t mark them.
  66. Kaptain Karl

    Inshore Punta Mita on Foot

    Go to the beach just north of Punta Mita. That beach loads up with bait and game fish, great spot to catch some legit fish this time of year.
  67. Kaptain Karl

    April 2022 trip to PV advice

    April is super good for inshore fishing. Offshore is hit or miss, I’d go inshore with Danny or Lora.
  68. Kaptain Karl

    Offshore Black seabass and tuna

    Nope! A Chilean Seabass is a Patagonian Toothfish caught in the waters around Antarctica.
  69. Kaptain Karl

    Fiji - Malolo Island - Namotu Island Fishing Charter questions.

    Yeah that’s what I’m looking to do! The yellowfin fishing should be bad ass as well!
  70. Kaptain Karl

    Fiji - Malolo Island - Namotu Island Fishing Charter questions.

    Not yet! I was talking with Benny before our trip got postponed so just hit him back up. I’m just looking to do 6 hours or so inshore so hopefully I can make it happen! The yellowfin sounds bad ass but I want to get some species we can’t get on the west coast!
  71. Kaptain Karl

    Fiji - Malolo Island - Namotu Island Fishing Charter questions.

    Ahhh! I’ll be there Feb 20-March 1! If we were there at the same time I’d split trips with ya! What resort are you staying at? We’re going to Likuliku and took advantage of that early booking deal they had!
  72. Kaptain Karl

    USC IS BACK!!!

    Colin Coward made some great points today about LA Sports that USC needed to make a massive hire or they'd be lost in the sports world of LA. This brings USC back to prominence immediately. Watch some massive recruiting news the next few weeks.
  73. Kaptain Karl

    USC IS BACK!!!

    What a huge hire today 🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩
  74. Kaptain Karl

    Jessica Sportfishing Oct Pictures and the Beginning of Nov. in Cabo.

    Hell yeah!!! Does it seem like the dorado fishing has improved over the past few years?
  75. Kaptain Karl

    Offshore 135 lb BFT landed Santa Cruz

    350lber landed 2 days ago off Pt Sur!
  76. Kaptain Karl

    Okuma alijos where is it?

    Any update on the Alijos?
  77. Kaptain Karl

    Offshore Stockton DE Newport ⁸offshore salmon fishing

    Wait you’re gonna drive her over water from Stockton to Newport harbor?
  78. Kaptain Karl

    Suzuki 16x18.5 Props Right and Left

    karlk1125 submitted a new listing: Suzuki 16x18.5 Props Right and Left - Suzuki 16x18.5 Props Right and Left Learn more about this listing...
  79. Kaptain Karl

    Northern California Suzuki 16x18.5 Props Right and Left

    $450 shipped for both!
  80. Kaptain Karl

    WTB-Accurate Valiant 300c

    karlk1125 submitted a new listing: WTB-Accurate Valiant 300c - WTB-Accurate Valiant 300c Learn more about this listing...
  81. Kaptain Karl

    Northern California WTB-Accurate Valiant 300c

    Let me know what you have!
  82. Kaptain Karl

    Okuma alijos where is it?

    Feb 22 is awful. I was going to get 4 this year, looks I’ll have to go another direction.
  83. Kaptain Karl

    Probably Angel I'm guessing? There was a good fleet there on Saturday.

    Probably Angel I'm guessing? There was a good fleet there on Saturday.
  84. Kaptain Karl

    Inshore April 25 North Tower Golden Gate Bridge Rockfish Report

    Yeah I saw huge amounts of anchovies in the bay on Saturday. We’ll probably see more bait this year than we have in the past 8 years with the massive upwellings we’ve had.
  85. Kaptain Karl

    Inshore April 25 North Tower Golden Gate Bridge Rockfish Report

    That’s for the live bait at pier 45 right?
  86. Kaptain Karl

    Bay / Harbor Bodega Bay this week

    Good call!! Bodega is very hit and miss until July.
  87. Kaptain Karl

    Inshore 2021 Salmon

    LOL seriously. Good job on the salmon down south! Got me ready to stack bodies come late June!!!
  88. Kaptain Karl

    Offshore Albacore 2021? Friedman Adventures Podcast has high hopes

    Why in the hell would you want albacore over bluefin? I’d give my left nut to get shots at bluefin like you guys have.
  89. Accurate and Okuma Reels

    Accurate and Okuma Reels

    I'm moving onto some new gear and am getting rid of some stuff we just don't use a lot anymore. I posted some of these last year but I didnt follow through with getting them sold. The new gear is about to be ordered so let's get these sold! For sale I have: Gold Makaira 10. Very lightly...
  90. Kaptain Karl

    Punta Mita panga charter

    Find lora on Instagram he posts there almost every day
  91. Kaptain Karl

    Sayulita Mid April - who to fish with?

    Drive to Punta mita and fish with Lora. Those guys off the beach in sayulita are tourist guides, not hardcore badasses like Lora or Danny!
  92. Kaptain Karl

    Wind, wind, wind!

    This is actually a really good thing. We’ve had massive upwelling sessions already this March, in fact the largest since 2013. Water temps are 4-6 degrees below that they’ve been in March for the past 7 years. What does this mean? MASSIVE quantities of bait. Be thankful that you missed a few...
  93. Kaptain Karl

    How to rig a Krippled Anchovy

    I really like the Rhys Davis style head. I rig them like the above pictures. However a trick I was taught was to rig a sliding snell on the top hook with braid so the leader doesn’t snap when you land a salmon and a hook gets caught in the net. It’s saved me a bunch of time and rigs when the...
  94. Kaptain Karl

    Fuel dock in SF Bay

    Yup we're over on D! Ha that's awesome man is that the aluminum boat that was just sold? I really love D dock...lots of fishermen and everyone is easy going and friendly! I appreciate that!! Our last boat was not so it's nice to finally be riding in some eye candy haha!
  95. Kaptain Karl

    Fuel dock in SF Bay

    Sausalito was $5.25 when I pulled in on Wednesday LOL. I put in 210 gal in Bodega at $3.66 that morning!
  96. Kaptain Karl

    WTB Okuma Alijos 5 or 5n

    Let me know what you have!
  97. Kaptain Karl

    First GT in Mexico caught by Lora

    Looks like my Spanish sucks 😂😂😂
  98. Kaptain Karl

    First GT in Mexico caught by Lora

    Wild catch for Lora!! He told me years ago that he’s seen cool!
  99. Kaptain Karl

    Fuel dock in SF Bay

    Yikes!! Yeah I don’t have much hope for anywhere better than clipper. It’s pretty nice getting subsidized fuel at Spud point...I played $2.66 a gallon at one point there last year!
  100. Kaptain Karl

    Fuel dock in SF Bay

    Hey gents, I'm taking our boat down to Sausalito from Bodega for a few months to escape the spring winds and take advantage of the halibut/salmon bite when Bodega typically sucks. I've been to Clipper fuel dock before and I know it runs over $1 more per gallon than Bodega and is 89 octane, which...
  101. Kaptain Karl

    Got lucky!! Super Cow jigging

    Holy shit haha a 150g rod and 70lb leader! How long did you fight her for?
  102. Kaptain Karl

    Cabo...July or august?

    Well had some conflict and am now booked the 3rd weekend in August so hopefully we can avoid the tropical storms! I think August should be a little better than July in terms of things being opened up due to Covid. Shit is booking up super fast down there, even in August and September. Thanks...
  103. Kaptain Karl

    Got lucky!! Super Cow jigging

    Yeah baby!!! That’s a stud!!!!!
  104. Kaptain Karl

    Cabo...July or august?

    Thanks guys!! I think we're gonna do mid-July. I definitely want to avoid any chances at tropical storms (last time I was there one just missed) and get a better shot at the weather being somewhat decent. (if it isnt fuck it) I know offshore fishing is better in August, but I'll be more than...
  105. Kaptain Karl

    Mercury marine has a new $77000 outboard

    I think you’ll see more and more of it. A 37’ catamaran with twin 600’s will have no problem cruising at 40kts most days in SoCal while the 23’ pilot houses are slamming away at 20. With how good the bluefin fishing has been and how much the luxury boat market is moving away from large diesel...
  106. Kaptain Karl

    Mercury marine has a new $77000 outboard

    RIP Yamaha. They're taking the L's right now left and right. Amazing to see an American company lead the way on innovation!
  107. Kaptain Karl

    Cabo...July or august?

    I’m planning my bachelor party (not gonna push it too soon, but would love to be there in May in a non COVID year) and I keep seeing that August can be oppressive heat wise. I’m looking to get a day of fishing with Jamie and a few of my guys, then do the typical Cabo bachelor party shit. Is...
  108. Kaptain Karl

    Tunas on popp

    That got the blood pumping this morning!! Fuck yeah!!!!!!
  109. Kaptain Karl

    Snapper season is here on Puerto Vallarta

    You’re killing me man! If I wasn’t getting married this year we’d already have our flights booked for a March fishing trip!
  110. Kaptain Karl

    Snapper season is here on Puerto Vallarta

    Keep the reports coming!
  111. Kaptain Karl

    Fiji - Malolo Island - Namotu Island Fishing Charter questions.

    That’s awesome man!!! I’m so excited to go down, I’m booking my flights today. looks like you’ll be there when the yellowfin fishing is WFO! Looks like it’ll be there between seasons but I think I want to focus on exotic fish I can’t catch in Mexico. Also, the deep drop fishing there looks...
  112. Kaptain Karl

    Best Bodega Bay and North a coast Crabbing Spots

    It varies every year. Start anywhere that has soft bottom from 50-200ft. Past few years we had to move them around a bit to find some good numbers. Cordell is not only all rock, but closed down so thats a big ticket with empty pots.
  113. Kaptain Karl

    Fiji - Malolo Island - Namotu Island Fishing Charter questions.

    Found this thread as I'm going to go on my honeymoon next to Namotu in the Mamanuca Islands and I've hit up Ben so I'll get a half day or hopefully two when I'm down there! @Ali if you only had a half day down there what would you target?
  114. Kaptain Karl

    Tuna fishing at corbeteña

    That’s a good one!! Hope to see you guys in March, my pops and I are about to pull the trigger on a trip then!
  115. Kaptain Karl

    Saltwater How far north do squid go?

    That's exactly how I fish squid spawns in NorCal...I've caught seabass to 60# anchoring on the spawn. So much fucking fun! Can't believe there's that huge of a bio mass of squid that far north.
  116. Kaptain Karl

    2017 PARKER 2320 SC Loaded

    Holy shit 2700 hours in a few seasons...that’s some bad ass usage!
  117. Kaptain Karl

    magbay 11/2-3-4-5-6-7/20 fishing with cptn ruben duran.

    Those snook are INSANE!!! Can’t wait to finally fish mag bay soon!
  118. Kaptain Karl

    Trump 2020

    That was an incredibly elitist response. I feel bad for you that you are that judgmental and lack empathy in any way. There was not a blue wave because of the complete lack of common sense and the elitism coming out of the left. Consider yourself part of the problem with your party.
  119. Kaptain Karl

    Info for PV. regarding panga inshore or cruiser offshore?

    Hit up Danny Gomez with Dhamar Sportfishing for an offshore panga. He’s the hardest fishing dude you’ll meet!
  120. Kaptain Karl

    Lower banks long range

    Interesting, the constitution has left PV?
  121. Kaptain Karl

    BFT return to Monterrey

    They appeared right inside Pioneer Seamount. A boat found about a 5 mile line of busting bluefin.
  122. Kaptain Karl

    Loreto Fish Report - Oct 2020

    Ugh and I’m stuck in my office doing freaking mortgages...what I would do to have a week like that right now!!!!!
  123. Kaptain Karl

    Tuna Weekend

    Awesome day!!! Is that Lora’s boat?
  124. Kaptain Karl


    I’m a big Cuban cigar smoker, my other expensive hobby. It just depends which boxes are smoking great. If I HAD to choose 1 cigar to take on a trip that I had in my cooler, I’d take a H Upmann Sir Winston. I have a 2019 box that’s already brilliant. I buy my Cubans off the cigar forum “friends...
  125. Kaptain Karl

    2006 Parker 2520 XLD with Twin Yamaha F250TXR and Tuna Tower

    Yup write an offer instead of throwing a figure up on a board.
  126. Kaptain Karl

    Phoenix 29' Sportfisher, twin Volvo diesel

    That’s a bad ass sled!!! Glws!
  127. Kaptain Karl

    2320 Parker w/ tower

    That’s a great deal in this market!!
  128. Kaptain Karl

    What's the best braid going for a Makaira 15t.

    Have a 15t on the way and looking to spool it with 80lb braid. What are the best options to look into?
  129. Kaptain Karl

    Accurate and Okuma reels for sale

    Hey guys! These reels up up for sale. I'll get some pictures up here soon. Makaira10: $350 Accurate bx2-500: $375 Andros 5: $150
  130. Kaptain Karl

    Offshore 8/7 Back of SCI

    Cordell is off Bodega Bay...CA. About 30-40 miles from where a school of 120-180lb BFT were.
  131. Kaptain Karl

    Offshore 8/7 Back of SCI

    I'm not sure they're there yet. I looked 10 days ago. Water is too cold. When the upwelling shuts down and 56+ degree water hangs out there, its game fucking on!! That'll be incredible if we get even more of these bigger bft coming up here, got knows we have the feed for them!
  132. Kaptain Karl

    Offshore Orange County BFT Foamers 8/3

    you must feel like a real bad ass don’t ya?
  133. Kaptain Karl

    2002 World Cat 266 Sc Salvage **BACK UP**

    yes we did get an insurance payout which was big for getting our new boat.
  134. Kaptain Karl

    2002 World Cat 266 Sc Salvage **BACK UP**

    The boat is sold and in Alabama now.
  135. Kaptain Karl

    World Cat wanted

    I had a 266sc for 8 years, awesome boats man!
  136. Kaptain Karl

    Boston Whaler Conquest

    I think this only makes a difference if you want the 4.2l engine. The nice thing of BW with Merc power is you could repower with the new v6-v8 line that’s the highest performing engine in its class right now.
  137. Kaptain Karl

    What rides better then a parker 2520?

    Come take a ride in my 320 ec with new Merc v8 300’s and we’ll take that hateraid right out of you ;)
  138. Kaptain Karl

    Farallon 25, refit

    Thats a nice looking boat!
  139. Kaptain Karl

    Tuna water?

    No, the life is concentrated around the color/temp breaks. There should be bluefin out there this year, there was last season.
  140. Kaptain Karl

    Trump to open Atlantic marine national monument to commercial fishing

    Hope they don’t start dragging it again. Dragging is gay!
  141. Kaptain Karl

    Okuma Andros 5

    Price drop $180
  142. Kaptain Karl

    Okuma Andros 5

    Loaded with 50lb braid. Wasn’t heavily used on our boat but performed great from albacore trolling to white seabass to a #100lb thresher $200 +$10 for shipping
  143. Kaptain Karl

    Boston Whaler Seasquirt (not mine)

    I hear it’s a really...wet ride
  144. Kaptain Karl

    4 stroke Mercury Pro Xs Line up

    I just put 2 new v8 300 verado's on our new to us sled. Everyone who has them or has experienced them is blown away. Incredible low/midrange torque and fuel effeciency. They're putting a big hurt on Yamaha right now, just a bigger, stronger engine.
  145. Kaptain Karl

    Transducer decision B175 vs B275

    The new to me boat had 2 117 holes in it so we just got a 175hw and a 175l. I'll post performance pictures over the next few weeks after she gets out here! I love the wide cone angle on the 175l for the salmon fishing we do up here, however I imagine I'll have to put a 3kw r599 in if the sword...
  146. Kaptain Karl

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

    I completely agree. A 30-40kt bigger center console is perfect for the fishing in SoCal right now. You can cover a ton of ground and get home fast.
  147. Kaptain Karl

    ETEC 300

    I hope he gets Mercury to sponsor, the new naturally aspirated v6 and v8’s are the best engines on the market right now.
  148. Kaptain Karl

    Penn Torque,Fathom,Revo NACL

    I’ll take the penn torque if it falls through.
  149. Kaptain Karl

    NIB Andros 5n& 5 2speeds. Price Drop

    I used the narrow this weekend on a friends boat, absolutely loved it! Naturally I had to order the Alijos 5n 🤣
  150. Kaptain Karl

    Phenix trifecta pro 8-17

    Looking for 8-17lb rated, length doesn’t matter.
  151. Kaptain Karl

    Deep Drop Reels?

    Buy a used 50w. The swords up in Northern California or Oregon aren’t 150# fish, they’re brutes and they’ll tear you up on that light gear.
  152. Kaptain Karl

    Offshore Sunday 5/24 Report

    A+ pic with the stogie!
  153. Kaptain Karl

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

    Brandon Nelson is going to be running charters on his new 36’ Yellowfin. Hard to find a better platform than that!
  154. Kaptain Karl

    Expected and hidden cost of boat ownership

    It's perpetuated that paying all cash is the only way to buy a boat. For most people, it doesnt make sense to pay all cash. You lose money in the long run by removing your invested assets that are earning 6-9% compounding interest year over year average to buy a depreciating asset. If you're 65...
  155. Kaptain Karl

    Expected and hidden cost of boat ownership

    You don’t need to pay cash. It’s an absurd assumption too many people make. What you do is finance, and pay it off fast. The rule we follow is to save 20% of our paycheck and use the remainder to pay off the boat loan each month. That way you keep your cash invested, continue saving each month...
  156. Kaptain Karl

    Marla's Sportfishing Trips!

    I hope to god they allow the local operations to continue fishing there. I'd love to do some inshore fishing there as well. I'm sure there's some panama style top water fishing in tight.
  157. Kaptain Karl

    Marla's Sportfishing Trips!

    Wait did they shut down fishing at the Islands?
  158. Kaptain Karl

    JM PE3 lefty

    What’s the retrieve speed?
  159. Kaptain Karl

    WTB-Penn Torque 15N

    Let me know what you have!
  160. Kaptain Karl

    Lefty Reel-20lb size range

    Looking for a lefty reel in the 20lb size range! Lever drag is preferred.
  161. Kaptain Karl

    Offshore Sportboat Grande confirms albacore rumors

    Yeah exactly. Yellowfin and jumbo bluefin are way more bad ass. I'll take a shot at a jumbo BFT over 20 15lb albacore any day of the week.
  162. Kaptain Karl

    2007 38’ Mediterranean

    All the boats I was looking on were on the east coast. I was working with a broker to be my buyers agent and he said he’s never sold so many boats. Same thing the broker we’re buying from said, he’s never been so busy. I think you can get a good boat for less than a year ago but I havnt seen any...
  163. Kaptain Karl

    2007 38’ Mediterranean

    They’re having record boat sales on the east coast right now. I was thinking the same thing but people are buying more boats than usual. Of course, buyers aren’t paying top dollar, but the boat market is surprisingly strong.
  164. Kaptain Karl

    Deep Drop Swordfish in NorCal

    I wouldn’t bother looking until July IMO. Swords aren’t here all year round, they’re highly migratory. SoCal will start catching them before we will. I don’t think water color matters, just like what Ty said. 58+ over structure is probably gonna be what we dial in on. I do think there will be...
  165. Kaptain Karl

    Offshore Offshore report and FD vent

    I'd much rather be chasing trophy fish like giant BFT's than 15lb albacore. Granted WFO albacore bites are such a blast, but nothing compares to the chase of the trophy beast!
  166. Kaptain Karl

    282 sailfish

    Post some pics we all love a little boat porn! 🤩
  167. Kaptain Karl

    2004 Intrepid 30 CC

    That’s a solid deal right there with the fresh engines!!!
  168. Kaptain Karl

    2002 World Cat 266 Sc Salvage **BACK UP**

    I’ll shoot you a call tomorrow
  169. Kaptain Karl

    BET & Gorilla encounters

    That shit should be illegal. Such a bummer some countries are abusing the world wide fishery so hard.
  170. Kaptain Karl

    Moll Fishing Adventures

    nice load of colorado snapper!
  171. Kaptain Karl

    Post your last fishing Pic!

    One of my favorite days last year. We were trolling in shallow along Pt Reyes without a boat in sight. We released 3 8-12lb salmon in hopes for a monster and picked up 6 halibut to 36”. With the halibut population exploding here around SF Bay I’m excited for more days like this!
  172. Kaptain Karl

    Early Halibut

    Hell yeah that’s great news!!
  173. Kaptain Karl

    P.v. bound

    Fortuna Sportfishing on Facebook and Instagram. Shoot him a PM.
  174. Kaptain Karl

    Boat Independence New Engines

    My grandfather was in Nazi concentration camps and was almost murdered by the Soviets in Czechlosvokia. He wouldn’t set foot on German soil and hated commie bastards. But the truth is, it’s the ideology from where the evil comes from, not the people themselves. The current people of the axis...
  175. Kaptain Karl

    Price Reduction! Triumph 190 Custom Pilot House

    Why just yammy? Suzuki is every bit the engine that a yammy is.
  176. Kaptain Karl

    Deep Drop Swordfish in NorCal

    There’s tagging data and a scientific study from 2013. They got a number within sport boat range.
  177. Kaptain Karl

    Deep Drop Swordfish in NorCal

    That’s awesome please let us know! Our water seems to be warmer than 20-30 years ago so I’m guessing they’re more plentiful up here too!
  178. Kaptain Karl

    Snowy Grouper Sandwich......

    Dude bad ass! Is Jamie dialing them in?
  179. Kaptain Karl

    Black Hole USA jigging and popping rods/blanks at Long Beach Fred Hall Show

    ksong, I've heard of some sword guys using your blanks for deep dropping. The parabolic nature of the rod apparently helps greatly reducing pulled hooks. What blank would you recommend for 150-350lb swords in a very slow current and not a ton of lead?
  180. Kaptain Karl

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

    Wild! I've always wanted to get one of those. I get it killing em probably wasnt your call, it's always a bummer seeing huge grouper/BSB getting killed down there.
  181. Kaptain Karl

    PV February 1-5

    Seems like fishing this time of year down there is always hit or miss due to the biomass of crab and micro bait. We did a 3.5 day on the Marla IV a few years ago in February in big weather (some swells were pushing 15ft with 25kt winds) and we had 1 tuna bite in 3 days. Glad to see you guys got...
  182. Kaptain Karl

    Costa Rica swordfish?

    That map isn’t accurate. There’s been heavy drift net fishing for swords all the way to the Oregon border.
  183. Kaptain Karl

    Repower options in socal

    Jeramy, that was very helpful!!! The new 300v8 Verados are probably at the top of my list! I heard there was trouble getting new engines shipped into California so that’s great to hear!
  184. Kaptain Karl

    27" Offshore Boston Whaler $50,000.00

    Ah man sad to see her go! We’ve fished next to each other plenty of times! I’m pretty sure back in 2012 you scooted in behind me and landed 2 big salmon while I was getting skunked! what’s next for you guys?
  185. Kaptain Karl

    Repower options in socal

    You aren’t lying about that!! I appreciate the recommendations I’ll give them a call!
  186. Kaptain Karl

    2017 Tideline 235 Hybrid

    This boat is SICK! Glws!
  187. Kaptain Karl

    Repower options in socal

    As I've been looking for a new to us boat and researching options I've been blown away by how cheap repowering is in south Florida compared to up here in the Bay Area. Are there any Suzuki or Mercury dealers in socal who offer at least somewhat competitive pricing to what's seen in S Florida? As...
  188. Kaptain Karl

    Victoria super cow on lower banks.

    That’s a long, lean bad ass fish!!! Amazing story!
  189. Kaptain Karl

    1999-2019 Hydro Cat 300C

    What’s the beam of the boat?
  190. Kaptain Karl

    Deep Drop Swordfish in NorCal

    Spoke with a gentlemen who worked on sword boats for a few years. The fleet ended up in crescent city every year. They’re up there in numbers! Warm sea surface currents are a big deal since we’re at the edge of their range. Warm water over structure is key. If it’s too cold they’ll go way...
  191. Kaptain Karl

    Prayer request 02-01-20

    Prayers sent your way Cory.
  192. Kaptain Karl

    Offshore Deep drop skunk report + a couple question

    Are you guys fishing right off the bottom down there? We’re gonna work on the sword population up here in off San Francisco and the studies we’ve looked at show the swords being 700-1200ft deep, which is way off the bottom where they were tagged (on the seamounts)
  193. Kaptain Karl

    2002 World Cat 266 Sc Salvage **BACK UP**

    She was loaded down with full fuel and #700 of ice for a tuna run the night before and the thru hulls were partially submerged. I believe there was a pipe in a thru hull that was broken. The bilge pumps worked until 2-3am and then drained the batteries. A commercial guy found the boat starting...
  194. Kaptain Karl

    2002 World Cat 266 Sc Salvage **BACK UP**

    Well, that was fast. It's in contract now.
  195. Kaptain Karl

    2002 World Cat 266 Sc Salvage **BACK UP**

    2002 Honda 225's. We fell out of contract on one boat but are getting all of our ducks in a row before offering on the next one.
  196. Kaptain Karl

    2002 World Cat 266 Sc Salvage **BACK UP**

    Hey all, we need to sell our 2002 266sc that partially sank last year. This is a project that needs new wiring (we re-wired the boat in 2017 and the systems Fred Fritz put in are as good as it gets, just copy the previous work), 1 or 2 new fuel tanks and a new starboard engine (probably easier...
  197. Kaptain Karl

    2012 Grady White 300 Marlin – 2016 Yamaha F300’s

    That’s a well priced boat! Those yammies should last a long time, someone will get a steal!
  198. Kaptain Karl

    Deep Drop Swordfish in NorCal

    the big humboldts Havnt been around in a long time, and that’s a great thing!
  199. Kaptain Karl

    Deep Drop Swordfish in NorCal

    You're killing me! The link below is to the norcal swordfishing group.
  200. Kaptain Karl

    Deep Drop Swordfish in NorCal

    Has anyone in SoCal had luck with traditional sonar with marking the DSL? Or just chirp? Regardless, a high powered sonar is a must.
  201. Kaptain Karl

    Deep Drop Swordfish in NorCal

    I love the enthusiasm!!! We’re gonna crack the code on this fishery! Why don’t we set up a Facebook group for everyone who’s interested?
  202. Kaptain Karl

    2007 Fountain 32 For Sale In Transferrable LLC $69,000

    Woah! Solid price on this sled...and I don’t say that often. What a great boat for SoCal, shouldn’t last long!
  203. Kaptain Karl

    DFW looking to regulate rec crabbing to protect whales

    The enviros are trying to make fishermen a scapegoat, its ridiculous. Shipping cannot be touched unfortuantely, its the lifeblood of our economy. So the fuckers are just going after the easiest target to make themselves feel better, even though commercial crabbing has no true effect on the...
  204. Kaptain Karl

    Deep Drop Swordfish in NorCal

    You know I’m in!! I’m figuring I need to run at least 10 trips over the next few years to have a chance of starting to figure it out. I’ve thought for awhile there should be some solid pac halibut fishing out 3-500 feet deep so regardless that’s a fishery I would love to try as well!!
  205. Kaptain Karl

    Deep Drop Swordfish in NorCal

    I dont really see it that way. This area is a lot different than socal in weather, water temps, etc and weather wont allow us the chance to really hit it hard, so the more of us that work together will help us all figure it out faster.
  206. Kaptain Karl

    Deep Drop Swordfish in NorCal

    Yup! The exact techniques that are starting to consistently produce in SoCal will work up here. It's just going to take a bunch of us to put in the time, money and effort to dial in what works or not. From everything I am seeing there's an untapped deep drop sword fishery around say...
  207. Kaptain Karl

    Deep Drop Swordfish in NorCal

    Haha true that!! From the look at it a 50w with #65-80 braid and a screw driver device to help reel the rigs up will work! I completely agree. It’ll probably take us while to get it, but we’ll get it! The trick is going to be figuring the where/when/what. It’ll be interesting to see how much...
  208. Kaptain Karl

    Deep Drop Swordfish in NorCal

    Thank you for the great info Ali! The drop off the continental shelf behind the farallons should be a great place to look. It’ll take us awhile to get it figured out but seems like there’s enough of it who want to try!
  209. Kaptain Karl

    Deep Drop Swordfish in NorCal

    A few of us up here are really beginning to believe that we can have the same opportunity for deep drop swordfish out of the Bay Area as in SoCal. A commercial boat in Santa Cruz was selling some they caught locally deep dropping, so it looks like some people have already beat us to the punch...
  210. Kaptain Karl

    2016 Boston Whaler Conquest 315

    Those 350's can also be tuned up to 450hp...such an insane west coast rig, she'll make someone very happy!
  211. Kaptain Karl

    Why don't fishermen on the west coast buy as nice/expensive of boats as those on the east coast?

    The absurd wealth that's on the west coast negates that to a degree. I'm from the Bay Area and we have just as much or possibly more wealth than LA has. While it hurts most of us, there's plenty of people who can buy a 42 Freeman or a 36 Yellowfin without batting an eye. However, those people...
  212. Kaptain Karl

    Why don't fishermen on the west coast buy as nice/expensive of boats as those on the east coast?

    Lots of 500k brand new fishing boats out there with quad engines that you don’t see here.
  213. Kaptain Karl

    2007 38’ Mediterranean

    That's wild we pay $7/foot up here north of San Francisco. Then again, it feels like hell has frozen over everytime I go fishing.
  214. Kaptain Karl

    Why don't fishermen on the west coast buy as nice/expensive of boats as those on the east coast?

    As I'm looking for our next boat I can't help but look in awe of all the incredible boats that are ALL over the gulf and east coast. The 32' boat that we're looking for will be one of the nicest in our harbor, yet it wouldn't get a second look on the other side of the country. I have some...
  215. Kaptain Karl

    2003 Cabo 35 Express

    I was drooling over that boat a few months ago. Really a gorgeous boat!!!
  216. Kaptain Karl

    San jaimie or gordo banks for tuna next week

    Tony that’s fucking bad ass man!!!
  217. Kaptain Karl

    Offshore Did you hear that?

    Very true, huge spots of bluefin showed up in Monterey bay this May in 56 degree water.
  218. Kaptain Karl

    1999 World Cat 266sf

    Perfect SoCal boat IMO! Put 1200 hours on our 266 hull and loved it!
  219. Kaptain Karl

    Parker - is the bad reputation justified?

    Yep I'm never going back! There's a reason why there's a huge catamaran revolution going on on the east coast. I think its really only a matter of time until the new hulls start showing up here in force.
  220. Kaptain Karl

    Parker - is the bad reputation justified?

    Our old World Cat 266 SC didnt pound. We also left those 23-28' Parkers in the dust when the wind rose above 10kts. IMO you're selling yourself short with a pilot house in socal. CC's are better suited for what the SoCal fishery has become in the past few years.
  221. Kaptain Karl

    2017 Center Console - Cape Horn - Price DROP

    I hope you're moving up! That's a bad ass sled, CC's are perfect in socal!
  222. Kaptain Karl

    2006 Glacier Bay Cat 2680 - $60k

    Cat's are absolutely fantastic in snotty weather. It'll be a cold day in hell when I go back to a mono. Check out what's going on on the east coast. There's a large CC catamaran revolution going on there. As we're slow to change out here in the marine world, people out here will take awhile to...
  223. Kaptain Karl

    World Cat 320 EC

    Fell out of escrow on one down in the FL keys, had our first douchebag broker experience trying to pull some shady shit on a boat that had a lot of small issues going on so we're back to looking!
  224. Kaptain Karl

    Suzuki 200 4 stroke vs. Yamaha 200 4stroke?

    Zukes and yammies are the top 2 outboards out in terms of reliability. Can’t go wrong with either.
  225. Kaptain Karl

    2006 Parker 2820 Tower, Trailer, Twin 250's *Back up for Sale 6/2020*

    Erik you’re saying you wouldn’t catch more salmon with a pair of gyros in a tower looking for birds and whales? We’re most likely bringing a boat over to bodega with a tower, and I’ll be sitting up top quite often with a pair of gyros looking for signs!
  226. Kaptain Karl

    3kw Cavity Mount Transducer in an Everglades 295CC

    Dude sick boat!!! That's something to think about when we get our new sled over here. What's the purpose of that massive transducer...gonna be focusing on deep dropping for daytime swords?
  227. Kaptain Karl

    Every Time I Want to Fish, Damn Weather

    This has been the windiest year I have ever seen here up north. Fucked with our entire fishing cycle...we had nonstop upwellings going into November, just insane.
  228. Kaptain Karl

    Whaler 315 Engine Options

    Zuke 300’s are tried and true superb engines. The 350’s look to be incredible with the dual prop but probably need another year or two to get the kinks out. Zukes are also far cheaper to maintain, many parts are 25% of the cost as merc parts.
  229. Kaptain Karl

    26 Osprey Pilothouse Outboard

    Basically brand new systems on a great hull! What a killer job!!!
  230. Kaptain Karl

    Whaler 315 Engine Options

    Ask this on THT you’ll get more attention over there. Imo more is always better. Better fuel economy at cruise, etc. We’ll probably put zuke 350’s on our WC 32 ec in a few years.
  231. Kaptain Karl

    Boat Shipping- Cross Country - Vendor request

    Does Drew have a flat bed for boats without a trailer? May need a haul from the keys to the Bay Area soon.
  232. Kaptain Karl

    Offshore Submarine

    That’s some crazy shit! Wonder if they were doing counter narcotics operations this far north.
  233. Kaptain Karl

    Marlas day trip 10/17/2019

    Holy shit!!!!! Those are the days I always miss down there! Congrats on a crazy good day! The Osuna’s are beasts!
  234. Kaptain Karl

    2006 Glacier Bay Cat 2680 - $60k

    This is SUPER clean. GLWS!
  235. Kaptain Karl

    2011 Parker 1801 - 230 hours

    Gorgeous sled! Have a buddy looking at these right now. The pic in those big swells is gnarly!
  236. Kaptain Karl

    2016 Boston Whaler Conquest 315

    Man what an incredible sled!!!
  237. Kaptain Karl

    How far North for BFT?

    They're all up and down the coast this year. A few guys saw some areas of them off Bodega bay. I would be surprised if there was a school of them on cordell.
  238. Kaptain Karl

    2010 37' Strike w/ Outboards

    such a sick sled! You did a killer job with the sea dek!
  239. Kaptain Karl

    Yield on the big tuna processing

    I know this is old as shit but we got 110lbs back on a taped #200lb fish we caught in puerto vallarta a few years back.
  240. Kaptain Karl

    Bodega..New Sea Angler 131 Albacore 45 miles west

    Yup 26 nice grade fish on the 35 line. Most were 20-25lbs.
  241. Kaptain Karl

    Offshore Finally found some dodos

    Killer day there!!! Thats fucking rad!! Is there an article or something on these?
  242. Kaptain Karl

    Offshore Catamaran turtle on the 9 mile bank

    Not sure yet, one of the 3 on the starboard side by the stern. I'm on the WC facebook group and the plastic thru hulls are an issue and a number of them are having big issues like mine. Get yours replaced asap.
  243. Kaptain Karl

    World Cat 320 EC

    We're not sure yet! The price to rewire and to put in new fuel tanks is worth more than our policy so we'll see what happens. I've been doing some research and we should probably be able to find a really good deal. Boats that were listed for 130k went for 105k, so down. We'll look to do...
  244. Kaptain Karl

    Offshore WFO on Tuna out of Dana Point 9/23

    Ah the legendary Southern California shore tuna. All you need for a WFO bite is a boat with 3 outboards and a hollywood 'casting' company. Almost as easy as the legendary south florida shore tuna bite...the attractant needed down there is only 2 outboards and an 8 ball of cocaine.
  245. Kaptain Karl

    Offshore Catamaran turtle on the 9 mile bank

    Yep! They’ve had big problems with the thru hulls on those older models from what I’ve read
  246. Kaptain Karl

    Offshore Catamaran turtle on the 9 mile bank

    HOLY FUCK. This scares this shit out of me. We have the exact same boat. I had 200 gals of fuel in and put 500# of ice in on friday. I showed up on saturday at 545 am with the intention of running 35 miles off bodega bay. This is what I came to that morning. I wouldnt have been that lucky in the...
  247. Kaptain Karl

    2016 Thresher 21' CC

    dude sick sled!!! This would be perfect for my buddy!
  248. Kaptain Karl

    World Cat 320 EC

    Yeah man it was crazy to say the least!!!! Part of me wants to get a new boat immediately and another part wants to wait a year or more until the used boat market drops significantly.
  249. Kaptain Karl

    World Cat 320 EC

    Looks like a thru hull failed. Got to the boat yesterday morning and it was 1/2 sunk and listing 45 degrees. The cockpit and cabin were filled with water. So the starboard engine was submerged along with the new electrical system. We're in contact with the broker on that one. I think its...
  250. Kaptain Karl

    World Cat 320 EC

    Unfortunately, our boat had a catastrophic accident today and will be an insurance claim. We're looking to upgrade to a World Cat 320 EC...we're going to be patient and wait to the right opportunity, but I want to get the ball rolling for a replacement!
  251. Kaptain Karl

    First Tuna fishing trip

    IMO when you're on the fish 4.5-5.5kts is ideal. When you're searching 6kts is solid. I think 7-8kts is overkill. Stick boats all troll at 4.5-5kts when they're hauling in fish, and their wakes are pretty clean (very little white water). With a slower speed you dont have to slow down so fast and...
  252. Kaptain Karl

    Bodega..New Sea Angler 131 Albacore 45 miles west

    Noaa graphic and GFS on windy both support a fishable day out there. It's so close its worth the run, shit I've ran 25 miles for salmon!
  253. Kaptain Karl

    Bodega..New Sea Angler 131 Albacore 45 miles west

    I'm heading out saturday. Wx is fishable, but a little bumpy. The water is 25-30 miles straight out right now. That straight west run will be a hell of a lot easier than running NW!
  254. Kaptain Karl

    Sonar pics w/ questions

    Keep it on chirp, know what your bottom depth is, adjust your screen to the bottom depth and learn to read what you're looking at. Learning to adjust may help, but learning to read what you're seeing is much more important.
  255. Kaptain Karl

    Marla’s PV Epic Combo Trip 9/30-today

    That is so wild!!! What a trip!!! Cant wait to get back out there with the brothers!
  256. Kaptain Karl

    Saltiga 35 two speed or Makaira 10 (Mak 10)

    You dont need a $500 reel to get strippers! A roll of $1 bills will work just fine!
  257. Kaptain Karl

    Half Moon Bay Salmon Destruction

    I know, one of those fucking guys!!! :720icon:
  258. Kaptain Karl

    Half Moon Bay Salmon Destruction

    Yep I've seen it plenty of times. Came in 2 weeks ago someone told me they got a 35lber, then proceeded to pull out a 25lber out of their bag. Granted I called a fish I caught that day 33lbs when it was really about 30...fucking scale was off. :nopity:
  259. Kaptain Karl

    2012 Parker 2320 Yamaha 300

    Ahhh well good luck! Hope you get to keep the sled!
  260. Kaptain Karl

    2012 Parker 2320 Yamaha 300

    Dude, you don’t need 20% for a down payment that’s bad advice. I’m a mortgage lender and you can put 5-10% down with no mortgage insurance payments. Go find a great local lender and a great local realtor and get some highly qualified advice!
  261. Kaptain Karl

    Half Moon Bay Salmon Destruction

    I would agree there! No one is catching 20-30 grade fish there. They're 10-15# grade with the occasional 20#. Quite the hyperbolic story!
  262. Kaptain Karl

    Yankee Capt Pulley Ridge Lite 3.25.2019

    tugs read your last post on THT, you're a classy ass dude. Killer fish from that past trip man!!!! That black is a monster!
  263. Kaptain Karl

    F150 3.5 v6 Ecoboost e/ 13,500 towing - realistic capacity?

    Get the f250, forsure. More than anything, its far safer.
  264. Kaptain Karl

    F150 3.5 v6 Ecoboost e/ 13,500 towing - realistic capacity?

    We have a v8 f-150. It tows our 9-10k boat and trailer JUST okay. It's not suited for longer tows, but its just okay for our short 30 minute tow through some hills to our port. Dont expect to go over 55mph. It sways far too easily at higher speeds and feels super shitty. If you're going to do...
  265. Kaptain Karl

    Puerto Vallarta Trip report July 4 and July 6

    so fucking epic!!!! I saw the pics on Danny's social media, so cool man!!!!!
  266. Kaptain Karl

    Offshore Three species hidden bank 6/17

    Bft on the troll...good job!
  267. Kaptain Karl

    Season 4 Episode 5 "Gatecrasher" FULL

    An albacore trip out of Ft Bragg or out of Washington is a must. My buddy Manny got 82 albacore outa FB by 11am one day last year...madness.
  268. Kaptain Karl

    Good tuna day .,

    Way to get into em today!!!!
  269. Kaptain Karl

    Catalina 6/05/19 on SlayDay Boat

    Sounds like a kick ass operation!!!
  270. Kaptain Karl

    Weather report 6-2-19 Catalina crossing

    Holy crap! That’s brutal man! Thankfully you had a safe ending to your day, good luck with the repairs!
  271. Kaptain Karl

    Weekend out deep dropping from Auckland NZ

    awesome! thank you for the report!
  272. Kaptain Karl

    Cool Weather

    man, that pool of warm water in SE alaska is causing havoc for them. Hopefully it means us norcal guys get to smoke albacore within 40 miles.
  273. Kaptain Karl

    Monterey Bay Bluefin 5/3/19

    Too bad tomorrow looks to be the only real day to get out there.
  274. Kaptain Karl

    Monterey Bay Bluefin 5/3/19

    Shit, maybe they did move up the line. Cordell and behind the farallons have a good shot at holding them.
  275. Kaptain Karl

    Monterey Bay Bluefin 5/3/19

    Reports of coastside had nothing south. I think they’re in on the north side.
  276. Kaptain Karl

    Monterey Bay Bluefin 5/3/19

    I think you’re too far out. Go in shallower. Remember these fish were busting on the salmon grounds in the hole, they won’t be where we catch albacore and they don’t care if the water is 55 degrees.
  277. Kaptain Karl

    Talica 16 or similar reel

    bump cuz this apparently got shoved into the 2010 threads
  278. Kaptain Karl

    Monterey Bay Bluefin 5/3/19

    Yup floro leader is necessary with big tuna. They chew through mono too easily.
  279. Kaptain Karl

    Monterey Bay Bluefin 5/3/19

    Jeff I think we'll have 6 months here of fishing for these beasts to get it dialed in.(knock on wood) I'm gonna buy some gear now. Something with 500 yds of 65lb test should do the trick. I wouldnt be surprised if flying a yummy flyer is more successful than cedar plugs and divers.
  280. Kaptain Karl

    Talica 16 or similar reel

    looking for a talica 16 or something very similar. Let me know what you have, thanks!
  281. Kaptain Karl

    Penn Silver VISX 12 with JB80

    What part of NorCal are you in? Pretty interested!
  282. Kaptain Karl

    Monterey Bay Bluefin 5/3/19

    Haha! another 70-80lber caught on a cedar yesterday too per coastside report.
  283. Kaptain Karl

    Monterey Bay Bluefin 5/3/19

    look at bayside marine's instagram. 80-100lber caught on a fucking cedar plug
  284. Kaptain Karl

    Monterey Bay Bluefin 5/3/19

    That's amazing! I've been thinking of halibut fishing around there as well. I'd definitely drive around the bank and see if you see any birds working!
  285. Kaptain Karl

    Monterey Bay Bluefin 5/3/19

    Were they foaming or dropping on meter marks?
  286. Kaptain Karl

    Monterey Bay Bluefin 5/3/19

    Frank they're feeding in 57 degree water. The water outside cordell was 57 yesterday at the buoy....just saying, its a possibility!
  287. Kaptain Karl

    Offshore BFT 5/5

    This will be an interesting year. There's a big school WITHIN Monterey Bay right now foaming and blowing up on the salmon grounds, so I bet they'll be sticking around for you guys down there!
  288. Kaptain Karl

    Monterey Bay Bluefin 5/3/19

    It’s forsure 3 different boats, there were quite a few people fishing for them yesterday. I’m going to look for them further up north, wouldn’t surprise me if this isn’t the only school. The water is going to be WARM with no wind in the 10 day forecast.
  289. Kaptain Karl

    Monterey Bay Bluefin 5/3/19

    Dude it’s fucking legit. I saw a video from a Monterey salmon commercial fishermen of bluefin busting on the surface. Multiple coastside members saw the schools of foamers and one hooked one and lost it after 40 minutes on salmon gear. Also, that picture has salmon rods and downriggers in it ‍♀️
  290. Kaptain Karl

    Monterey Bay Bluefin 5/3/19

    Confirmed they’ve been caught and huge areas of foamers seen
  291. Kaptain Karl

    TMI Success... Three P/B's.

    killer trip! Cant wait to get back with the Osunas
  292. Kaptain Karl

    Marias Isla Prison Closure Announcement

    It's been going on for decades. It's Latin America, 'laws' are more of a subjective thing than they are in the states. For example, every year the huge seiners from Mazatlan will come in and wipe out the tuna around the islands. They're not supposed to come within 200 miles of the coast, but...
  293. Kaptain Karl

    expected catch April 4-14 in Puerto Vallarta?

    This is the best time of year for inshore!
  294. Kaptain Karl

    Offshore Bluefin tuna CLOSE TO HOME! Private boat range

    True that...learn how to find the fish on your own or pay for #’s...or do both
  295. Kaptain Karl

    2019 Salmon

    It's gonna blow for at least 9 days straight. Epic upwelling. Gonna make for some insane summer fishing!
  296. Kaptain Karl

    Boat for Monterey

    All above are great boats. The model of my sled would fit the bill, but there's only a handful out here on the west coast
  297. Kaptain Karl

    Yankee Capt Pulley Ridge Lite 3.25.2019

    OP now just sounds like a jackass. He's getting CRUSHED on THT, for good reason. There's a reason why I NEVER called anyone from the north east when I did inside sales.
  298. Kaptain Karl

    2006 Everglades Center Console $78,900

    That’s a lot of boat for the price and those Honda’s should have a lot of life left in em! She’ll make someone real happy!
  299. Kaptain Karl

    Shogun Three Day

    I mean he is the Grumpiest One, should we be surprised?
  300. Kaptain Karl


    Havnt heard anything recently. However you’re going at IMO the best time to do down. It’s hit and miss there but they should go off at Least one day!
  301. Kaptain Karl

    2 boats for Bach Party

    I have $100 on Cabo
  302. Kaptain Karl

    Marias Isla Prison Closure Announcement

    Nice! Bummer to hear the Navy is still out there. I want to troll cabbies in shallow on the third island when we're able to. Probably Panama-esque or better inshore fishing there.
  303. Kaptain Karl

    2003 60' Hatteras Convertible West Coast Rigged *Price Reduced*

    Holy shit!! We may be looking at a convertible in the 40ft range in a few years here...this one is just unreal!
  304. Kaptain Karl

    Rockfish opener bodega

    45 miles...sounds like you were fishing saunders reef area! Good job! We're gonna splash our boat next week...cant wait to start the slaughter!
  305. Kaptain Karl

    Best big tuna trips outside of SDLR?

    PV has been pretty slow this year for sure. Bottom line for YFT is PV is the best shot for cows and super cows. No place cranks out 300lb+ fish consistently like the Tres Marias. However, due to the insane volume of micro bait there, the bite is hit and miss. IMO the best bet is to charter one...
  306. Kaptain Karl

    Eating Fish on LR Trips?

    Haha! My mom and sister traumatized me as a kid about eating fish. It took me 2 years after we bought our boat of eating tiny portions of salmon cooked on a cedar plank to start eating normal portions. To this day-I’m still very picky about fish. If there’s any fishy flavor, it’s going the other...
  307. Kaptain Karl

    Boat of the Day and a brand new listing!!!

    I definitely will when the time comes!
  308. Kaptain Karl

    Boat of the Day and a brand new listing!!!

    Absolutely! Do yacht brokers ever work with buyers like realtors do? We may be in the market for a 40-43ft Flybridge in the next 2-3 years.
  309. Kaptain Karl

    GT Fishing Australia

    thats awesome! I havent been down there...but that area is chalk full of bad ass guides and operations. 360tuna could be a good place to ask.
  310. Kaptain Karl

    Edgewater 225 Express in San Diego

    great looking boat! Love how large the cockpit looks!
  311. Kaptain Karl

    Tuna are overrated!

    Happens to the best of us!
  312. Kaptain Karl

    PV-Late April charter

    No problem! Wish I was headed down there myself!
  313. Kaptain Karl

    PV-Late April charter

    Lora is 'Fortuna sportfishing' on facebook Danny is 'Dhamar Sportfishing' and he has a website I've fished with both, their both incredible fishermen. Danny is more of a big bait, big fish guy while Lora is an expert in top water/popper/run and gun fishing.
  314. Kaptain Karl

    PV-Late April charter

    Inshore fishing should be WFO then, it’s the best time for inshore down there. Do an inshore full day with Lora or Danny Gomez!
  315. Kaptain Karl

    GT Fishing Australia

    There's none around Sydney, you need to fish the Great Barrier Reef for GT's. You should take the 2 hour flight to Cairns if GT is on the menu!
  316. Kaptain Karl

    New Local Knowledge SeaVee 340z

    Such a bad ass rig Ali! I really think center consoles are the way to go in SoCal...especially with chasing busting BF schools.
  317. Kaptain Karl

    Cow tuna trips

    PV is very hit and miss. When they chew it’s epic, when they’re keyed on micro bait it’s tough!
  318. Kaptain Karl

    1 ling limit in 2019

    That's exactly what I do. We keep anything up to 32" or so and release the big girls. I wish we could keep 2 and have the slot limit. Imaine how kick ass our fishery would be with a good population of 30lb+ monster lings breeding tens of millions of eggs.
  319. Kaptain Karl

    Apollo feb 16 to 20 and 20 to 24

    Thanks for the report!!! What a great attitude about the slower fishing. You just gotta pay your dues!
  320. Kaptain Karl

    Charter recommendation in Puerto Vallarta

    Use the above mentioned guys! Also, don’t skimp on price. These guys are pricey but they’re some of the best charter captains you’ll ever fish with!
  321. Kaptain Karl

    Marias Isla Prison Closure Announcement

    The islands already get hammered by commercial tuna fishermen...the seiners who legally aren’t allowed anywhere near the islands wrap them up a few times a year as well. I don’t think much will change...except no prison tours and more inshore fishing on relatively prestine reefs.
  322. Kaptain Karl

    Best time to fish puerto Vallarta yft

    IMO may is the best time! Seems like a lot of the mirco bait leaves the area and the bite is super consistent. Check out Marla's reports from the past May's
  323. Kaptain Karl

    Marias Isla Prison Closure Announcement

    I'm sure Hardcore and Bogii agree
  324. Kaptain Karl

    Marias Isla Prison Closure Announcement

    ahhhh!!! This could be huge!!!! Does anyone have an idea what this means for the future fishing of the islands?
  325. Kaptain Karl

    Tuna are overrated!

    Seems like there’s been more wahoo in PV the past few years than ever before...hopefully this keeps up!
  326. Kaptain Karl

    Inshore fishing on Danny Gs DHAMAR

    Nice donkeys!!!
  327. Kaptain Karl

    Cabo San Lucas or San Jose del Cabo

    I did a bachelor party in Cabo in 2017. It was epic haha. I mean you won’t have a problem getting to the boat on time if you don’t go to sleep! In all the first day, then let it loose. You won’t make it to the boat after partying down there. Do Cabo, not SJdC. And make sure...
  328. Kaptain Karl

    PV 11/17-21

    Ahhh good ol masterbaiter Sportfishing Glad you had a good trip! Jacks off the beach are a blast!
  329. Kaptain Karl

    360Tuna dysfunction

    I just made a post on there...have no idea whats going on for you!
  330. Kaptain Karl

    Marla's Sportishing, February 7-11th. Ultra Cow and Super Cow Landed

    Keith, congrats on the tuna of a lifetime!!! That fish looked every bit of 450...just incredible! What the ultra caught up at the last island in close?
  331. Kaptain Karl

    450lbs yellow fin landing on Marlasportfishig

    not just over 4....WAYYYY over 4! That fish looks every bit of 450# too...just incredible! That makes the #200lber I caught with them a few years ago look small! Congrats to Roberto as well! Sure being the youngest brother in that family of stud captains wasnt he's topped them all!
  332. Kaptain Karl

    Nice one landed at PV

    What a monster! The additional pics are unreal!
  333. Kaptain Karl

    Nice one landed at PV

    Holy shit tits! Hopefully they get it to the dock in one piece...those guys deserve the world record!
  334. Kaptain Karl

    Albacore Research Results

    Yeah buddy that was fucking fun!!!!!! We’ll get on em again this year!!!
  335. Kaptain Karl

    Loreto Nowadays

    Mag bay no question
  336. Kaptain Karl

    Fishing san bruno Dec21 thru Dec31

    Thats epic fishing! Congrats on the great trip!
  337. Kaptain Karl

    More fun times with songydongy

    Very nice Dennis! They really are the best!
  338. Kaptain Karl

    481 YFT Casa De Campo

    Exactly what I thought. It looks EXACTLY like an east coast bluefin with yellowfin sicle's
  339. Kaptain Karl

    todays fish

    He’s being sarcastic. There’s dorado and wahoo lined up between the marietas and el morro
  340. Kaptain Karl

    El Matador fishing report 12/20/2018

    bomber wahoo!!! thank you for the report!
  341. Kaptain Karl

    Need PV Charter Fishing Recommendations

    Take a quick look through the forum. There are a handful of captains down there that are superb and are highly recommended. Capt Manny, Marlas and Danny Gomez are where you should start!
  342. Kaptain Karl

    PV or Cabo for inshore fishing

    I'd love to go to PV in April, however I'm going with my dad and he has a company trip that month, so we have to push it back, making memorial day weekend the time to go. My understanding is, once the water warms in May in PV, the big Roosters disappear and the inshore fishing slows...
  343. Kaptain Karl

    PV Report - 12/7 - 1.5 day trip with Danny Gomez

    Danny is the man! That’s a wild 1.5 day, congrats on the cows!!
  344. Kaptain Karl

    Tips on boat and captain

    Lora, Danny Gomez or the Osuna bro's are the best of the best! Lora is out of Punta de Mita, Danny and the Osuna's are out of La Cruz. The tuna bite can vary, could be epic, or could be dead. They will put you on whatever is biting!
  345. Kaptain Karl

    El Salvador Fishing Recommendations

    Man, El Salvador makes me very careful down there!
  346. Kaptain Karl

    PV or Cabo for inshore fishing

    We're planning on doing an inshore trip and would like some information with someone with experience fishing inshore in both Cabo and PV! Is inshore in Cabo in late may/june comparable to PV in April? We'd be looking to target big roosters, snappers, amberjack...aka the more prestigious of the...
  347. Kaptain Karl

    Offshore PQ Offshore 11/29 - Anyone Onboard?

    I mean, if you see some of the conditions we salmon fish in, then see what you guys complain about in the bight...yes, you’re wussies haha :hali_olutta:
  348. Kaptain Karl


    That inshore fishing has me hot and bothered!
  349. Kaptain Karl

    Mex a car/FOX rent a car Los Cabos Scam

    Shitty to hear about all the bad experiences in Cabo. We've had no trouble renting cars in PV, hopefully the problem doesnt spread there.
  350. Kaptain Karl

    2016 Freeman 37VH (Only One On West Coast) - Twin Seven Marine 70+ MPH, Warranty, Simrad Electronics

    Excuse me while I sit here at my desk a little longer waiting for this hard on to pass. Next time, title this *NSFW* so I dont run into this situation again. My lord!
  351. Kaptain Karl

    2017 Yellowfin 26' Hybrid

    Looking forward to seeing what you get next! Make sure to post on THT...I could see this going fast on the east coast.
  352. Kaptain Karl

    Crab thief out of bodega caught

    My dad also caught a raider on Saturday...they were rockfishing in 130ft of water, miles away from any reefs as a cover, just waiting for boats to leave so they could raid. And of course we had 4/8 pots that were raided!
  353. Kaptain Karl

    Crab thief out of bodega caught

    These assholes were caught raiding pots out of bodega. If you see them, let it rip.
  354. Kaptain Karl

    No Crab Reports?

    Crabbing is good...lots of raiding going on though. We had 3/8 pots raided last night up north of Bodega. So much for taking pictures of CF numbers, I hope some of these guys get their asses kicked at the launch ramp here soon.
  355. Kaptain Karl

    PV 11/17-21

    Rory, go on the longer trip that can get you into tuna and billfish. This is the best time of year for offshore in PV...take advantage of it! My dad caught a 170lb tuna on a day trip last thanksgiving week!
  356. Kaptain Karl

    Great fishing Nov 8th

    Thanks for the report!
  357. Kaptain Karl

    Tips for surf casting at Punta Negra near Conchas Chinas

    Are you talking about north of Punta de Mita or south of PV?
  358. Kaptain Karl

    Offshore 17 for 17 on the Pacific Dawn Oct 27-28 1.5

    HOOOOLYYYYY SHIT!!!! 17 cows in one freaking day?! That must be a SD record!!! Fucking unreal!!!!
  359. Kaptain Karl

    End December Vallarta fishing, 10hrs super panga/overnight el banco

    Danny Gomez has a smaller cabin boat, could be the best of both worlds. It's definitely worth it to be out there for the dusk bite, sometimes thats the only time when they're going off!
  360. Kaptain Karl

    Looking for panga recommendations in PV

    Go with Danny if you're in PV...he is an awesome guy, a better fishermen and the hardest working captain you'll ever fish with!
  361. Kaptain Karl

    Punta Mita or Cabo in November?

    You’ll get some shots at cow tuna in November. We found a big spot of big fish north of el Banco and got a 170lb fish last year. I’d go PV since you just get more shots at much bigger fish.
  362. Kaptain Karl

    Puerto Vallarta....end of February

    Inshore fishing is very good in February too! Danny Gomez or Lora could put you on some epic inshore fishing
  363. Kaptain Karl

    Bluefin off of Santa Cruz

    197 from cordell is BS....I've been keeping my eye out there the water on cordell has been 53-55 degrees with all this upwelling
  364. Kaptain Karl

    2018 Andros 32' Offshore - Local Knowledge

    Bad ass ride...that thing is an EPIC socal boat! With how nice the weather is down there, a fast CC like this is a way better choice than a slower cabin model (unless you do a serious amount of overnighting, a cabin is pretty useless IMO)
  365. Kaptain Karl

    Heading to Fort Bragg for Fridays Tuna

    It's a long run right now! But there was a 110lb bluefin caught on the cold side of the break
  366. Kaptain Karl

    Offshore Cows landed on the Freedom

    I feel like I just got back from the dentist with that music
  367. Kaptain Karl

    Cows!! with Cap. Scott Osuna

    West of San Juanito from what I understand
  368. Kaptain Karl

    Purse Seiners Suck

    I hate the line that they're making a living. Seining and dragging is by far the most destructive form of fishing in the world. American seiners arent the worst, but it's an archaic form of fishing that needs to be banned.
  369. Kaptain Karl

    Contact info for Captain Lora

    post a report!! I love fishing with Lora. We caught a 160-170lber with him in November!
  370. Kaptain Karl


    Bad ass fishing machine!!!! That's the one thing that always freaks me out about running for tuna in the dark. Like the last albacore trip I ran 2 weeks ago, we ran through an area of thick krill and whales 8-15 miles from the harbor. I'm surprised we dont hear about whale collisions more often.
  371. Kaptain Karl

    Offshore Big Eye Tuna on the Tomahawk

    Fucking EPIC!!!! Cant remember if I've seen a report of BET being caught in the 10 or so years I've been on BloodyDecks...hopefully they make a comeback!
  372. Kaptain Karl

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

    What a spectacular fishing yacht! This definitely just became my dream boat...stunning!
  373. Kaptain Karl

    Bodega tuna run Thursday

    I was running all 6 shooters with triple skirts in zucchini color...which is why it was super weird we got so many singles
  374. Kaptain Karl

    Bodega Tuna...we found em!!!!!!

    Launch out of Bodega. It's so much less effort than Bragg. You're saving yourself about 5 hours of total time by launching out of bodega.
  375. Kaptain Karl

    Bodega Tuna...we found em!!!!!!

    Go this week! Weather looks great Wednesday and Thursday
  376. Kaptain Karl

    Bodega Tuna...we found em!!!!!!

    Pushed off at 430 followed by Napa Mike and Deadly Dave and headed towards 27/20. We stopped short at 27/13 on the warm side of a break and within a half hour put in 3. I circled south and east to try to hit the break again, and found a much better grade fish on the inside at 23/9. I kept trying...
  377. Kaptain Karl

    Bodega tuna run Thursday

    Have you learned about the weak buffalo theory for tuna fishing? The numbers come from the triples and quads, not the singles. I got way too many singles yesterday for some reason, odd for what we normally do.
  378. Kaptain Karl

    Bodega tuna run Thursday

    congrats on the baby!!! Next week there could be a window as well. Right now there's a commercial boat hammering the area we were going to run to and confirmed they are in the tuna. Things are shaping up well for tomorrow!
  379. Kaptain Karl

    Bodega tuna run Thursday

    Make the run with us we have the same hull! There's about 3 of us coordinating a run together. There's a boat out there currently who POUNDED 38.27' by 124.20' for 6 hours on AIS. 60nm from Bodega. Hit me up if you want some pointers...outdoor pro shop has EVERYTHING you could ever dream of...
  380. Kaptain Karl

    Fort bragg albies wednesday

    There will be a lot of reports on coastside and humboldt tuna club’ll get on em! Don’t be surprised if the best bite is south by point arena
  381. Kaptain Karl

    Fort bragg albies wednesday

    There are a ton of boats out today
  382. Kaptain Karl

    Bodega tuna run Thursday

    a handful of us are going to make the 50nm run west to the southern edge of the water that’s connected to what’s off of Bragg. The past 2 days SST’s have a really fantastic edge running all the way up to pt arena...should be loaded! If anyone wants to run with let me know!
  383. Kaptain Karl

    Anyone know of a good salmon trolling rod?

    Phenix Abyss has been a great rod for us. 10-25lb class is money.
  384. Kaptain Karl

    Warm water on

    Don’t pay attention to the water temp. Pay attention to the offshore blue water push. If you just focus on that blue water push, you’ll catch far more tuna and waste far less fuel
  385. Kaptain Karl

    Bodega 7/21

    That’s a fucking hell of a day! Love mooching, it’s the most rewarding way to catch salmon and gives you a great shot at halibut too! What sized sabiki were you using? I saw a massive school of chovies out yesterday and would love to do the same thing
  386. Kaptain Karl


    Thats awesome bill!
  387. Kaptain Karl

    Best Mainland Mexico Ports for Catching Wahoo

    Mag Bay in the fall is the spot.
  388. Kaptain Karl

    Commercial fishing net

  389. Kaptain Karl

    Hook Up In Huatulco

    Man checked out some pictures...absolutely gorgeous down there!!!
  390. Kaptain Karl

    Rodless Jim Charter On the Marla IV

    Jim, you are so on point about the Marla's. I did a 3.5 day trip with them which had insanely tough conditions, but they worked their asses off 24/7 to get us on fish!
  391. Kaptain Karl

    Rodless Jim Charter On the Marla IV

    What an EPIC trip!!! You're right, the Osuna's are first class all way around...can't wait to go fish with them again!
  392. Kaptain Karl

    Bodega Salmon Opener

    Dropped in today at 12/8 and finished the day up at 16/8. We got 1 17lber 75ft OTW on a ph hoochie/hot spot, but the fleet got up to 8 mostly centered around 15/8 anywhere from 50 to 125OTW. It was a pick bite but some boats were just hotter than others today. There was only very spotty spots of...
  393. Kaptain Karl

    Trolling speeds for salmon

    Yep you’re spot on. 95% of the time speed doesn’t matter. Only reason we all troll at idle is so we can get our gear deep enough to where the fish are
  394. Kaptain Karl

    2018 Albacore Aspirations

    yep that was probably on the cold side of the break. My point is the albacore are always around the blue water. They can be on the green, cool side of the color break, but theyre not gonna randomly show up 30-60miles away from a blue water push.
  395. Kaptain Karl

    Go to rig for trolling for salmon.

    I have a high trolling speed and I catch 90% of my fish on hoochies and spoons and can’t even catch a cold with an apex!
  396. Kaptain Karl

    Costa Rica Fishing Report - May 2018

    thats a nice tarpon holy shit!!! congrats on the great fishing!
  397. Kaptain Karl

    2018 Albacore Aspirations

    Its very early but it looks epic up there. With this weather we're getting next week there forsure will be boats scouting that water.
  398. Kaptain Karl

    Bola 6/8,6/9

    Man that looks like salmon water! Nice trip regardless!
  399. Kaptain Karl

    *Price Drop* 2010 Pursuit 345 Offshore Fully Loaded

    Boat porn holy shit!! One of the few boats that would make me consider buying a monohull
  400. Kaptain Karl

    2018 Albacore Aspirations

    Gregg I think thats a good plan. We rarely get good enough weather until late July anyways! I do think the whole ecosystem is back to its typical pattern so hopefully we see that beautiful push coming from Davidson soon. I am going to take the earliest chance I can get and hit that water off of...
  401. Kaptain Karl

    2018 Albacore Aspirations

    Honestly I really dont think the water temp matters up here...its all about that connected blue water. Think about it. Albacore spend most of their time 300ft+ deep. The water down there is probably in the low 50's. The reason people think of water temp is because that 's what the temperature of...
  402. Kaptain Karl

    2018 Albacore Aspirations

    They'll first go off Brag...look at the chloro shot of GORGEOUS blue water up there. Our wind machine has been on big time, we'll get a push when the upwellings subside a bit. I do think we'll see a good bite this year below Pt Arena.
  403. Kaptain Karl

    Go to rig for trolling for salmon.

    Your boat is going to have a different idle speed than other boats and you’ll get different results. A general rule of thumb is if you troll fast at idle (2.5-3.5kts) commercial gear will be your best bet. If your idle is slow (1.5-2.5) apex, brads cut plugs and other rec gear will fish best.
  404. Kaptain Karl

    Raymarine axiom ?

    Show off some pictures! Got to play with our new system last week and it looks incredible...really excited to pair CHIRP with the side scan and 3D...should be deadly for inshore salmon fishing!
  405. Kaptain Karl

    Marla 11 3.5

    what a sick fucking trip!!!!!!!
  406. Kaptain Karl

    Murder in Bay of LA

    Yep scared about this Chavez asshole getting elected. My dad is from Venezuela and we have some close family friends in Caracas. It’s unbelievable how bad Venezuela has become, it’s worse than what you see in the news. I’m afraid the same could happen to Mexico.
  407. Kaptain Karl

    Trophy Roosterfish have in Cabo area

    Holy fucking fuck that’s a killer freaking day!!!
  408. Kaptain Karl

    Fun Fishing at PSFL(Panama Sportfishing Lodge)

    That’s a ton of catching in a short amount of time!
  409. Kaptain Karl

    La Jolla 5/28 One YT

    That’s a great fish, congrats!!!
  410. Kaptain Karl

    Baja Adventure Co. Fishing Reports

    Great introduction! Welcome to bd and look forward to some good reports!
  411. Kaptain Karl

    PV mid June surf and offshore ?'s

    John, I always see boats fishing that spot. Very interesting!
  412. Kaptain Karl

    Trolling speeds for salmon

    My boat trolls fast so I go 2.7-3.5 normally. I've found at higher speeds, commercial gear works far better for me than rec gear. Apex's and brad's cut plugs skunk up my boat but commercial spoons and hoochies/hot spot's catch 90% of my fish. So if you have a slow troll speed...use rec gear...
  413. Kaptain Karl

    PV mid June surf and offshore ?'s

    It depends where the Pelagics are, but you should have a shot at dorado, small (15-30lb) yellowfin and maybe even a sailfish.
  414. Kaptain Karl

    2003 Henriques 28 twin 200hp yanmar diesels

    These are my favorite monohull I've seen in this class...perfect for socal!
  415. Kaptain Karl

    PV mid June surf and offshore ?'s

    Castmasters and little poppers...I had great luck with the little 3.5in yo zuri popper down there. I love that big beach there...go to punta negra where there's some decent structure!
  416. Kaptain Karl

    Snookmafia 31/2 in Jurassic park

    Carlos, How long is the season? I’ll be down in November and would love some crazy good inshore fishing
  417. Kaptain Karl

    Offshore Heads Up San Diego Theives

    Yup ICE them the fuck up! Awesome to hear you got all your stuff back. Very curious to see how this case settles.
  418. Kaptain Karl

    PV - Recommendations

    They'd be quite happy in Manny's 35ft cabo!
  419. Kaptain Karl

    600 miles PV to La Paz

    That video was unreal!
  420. Kaptain Karl

    Fishing the Yamashomaru in Chiba, Japan

    I think yellowtail is a species that could really benefit from a slot limit. Guys wouldnt like having to release 35lbers but man, how fun would it be to have a population of 35-50lb homeguards?
  421. Kaptain Karl

    Snookmafia 31/2 in Jurassic park

    Carlos holy shit bro!!! You're killing it!! Is this out as the islands or down south?
  422. Kaptain Karl

    Sayulita in July

    Lora, Danny Gomez or the Osuna's are the way to go!
  423. Kaptain Karl

    Boat drives up in Newport....nobody onboard.

    Would the kill switch work when you're fighting a fish on deck? I couldnt see it working on a boat like mine while fishing.
  424. Kaptain Karl

    Boat drives up in Newport....nobody onboard.

    Whooops yeah I meant a PLB.
  425. Kaptain Karl

    Monterey Salmon reports???

    That big school moved on and hasnt been relocated. This big blow should push the brown water into MB so conditions could easily change when this blow dies down.
  426. Kaptain Karl

    Boat drives up in Newport....nobody onboard.

    I do a lot of salmon trolling up here, and the only time I went out by myself (just a 1.5nm out of the harbor) I was adjusting the downrigger line and my boot slipped and I almost took a drink. That scared the living shit out of me. If someone is fishing by themselves, they HAVE to wear a PDF...
  427. Kaptain Karl

    PV and bringing home fish......

    bring 2 imo. You want to take home 100lbs of fish. Use one as your check in baggage and pay the extra $50-$75 for the second cooler. Its well worth bringing the extra fish home.
  428. Kaptain Karl

    Fintastic Fishing Puerto Vallarta

    If they’re advertising pictures of dead jack cravelles then you’re probably wasting your money.
  429. Kaptain Karl

    Pesca Panama 04/13-04/19 Report

  430. Kaptain Karl

    Coronado Island 4/20

    Looks like you guys have gotten quite a bit of upwelling down there. Good effort!
  431. Kaptain Karl

    San Juanito Isla fishing

    Thats fucking idiotic by the captain. Not even the locals get close to the third island. The captain was basically begging for his boat to be impounded, very lucky he didnt.
  432. Kaptain Karl

    San Juanito Isla fishing

    Was the captain fishing close in to San Juanito or the 3rd island?
  433. Kaptain Karl

    San Juanito Isla fishing

    Very interested to know which boat this is. This could have a long term impact on the fishery
  434. Kaptain Karl

    Looking for information on fishing in Mexico

    Or rent a VRBO condo in punta mita. You can get a pretty spectacular place for $200 a night and the views in mita are incredible.
  435. Kaptain Karl

    WSB tackle tips

    20-30lb tackle is perfect. I use my salmon rigs just with #30 fluoro and havnt had a problem up to #60. I dont necessarily agree that they have soft mouths, you can really hammer the drag down if you want. If you do hammer the drag down you want to have a big mono top shot to handle their...
  436. Kaptain Karl

    How to fish the Yummy

    I wasnt expecting to have this much fun when I logged onto BD this morning :D
  437. Kaptain Karl

    Looking for information on fishing in Mexico

    I love Puerto Vallarta. The fishing seems to be more consistent, the fish are bigger, and it doesnt feel like you're in Newport Beach.
  438. Kaptain Karl

    White Seabass hatchery a failure

    They need to just ban the fuckers. Gill netting is gay :gay:
  439. Kaptain Karl


    fucking epic 1 day bite!!!!!
  440. Kaptain Karl

    Our friends on the Apollo nailing them

    Haha dude I know that all too well. Was with the Osuna's on presidents day weekend last year for a 3.5 day. We got 1 bite in 3 days, luckily turned out to be a 200lber. The Apollo had one of the most epic 3 day stretches in west coast sportfishing history last month (8 super cows in 3 days for...
  441. Kaptain Karl

    Las Cruces/Cerralvo 3/31-4/7

    epic report!!! I'd so love to do that type of mixed back bottom/reef fishing
  442. Kaptain Karl

    Our friends on the Apollo nailing them

    PV has been on fire this year
  443. Kaptain Karl

    Any salmon reports from port conception to ventura?

    the blob the past few years completely fucked up the normal salmon cycle. The main school that normally starts the season in monterey was up in oregon. Either this year or next year you'll see a much more typical cycle.
  444. Kaptain Karl

    Valiant BV-300 vs Trinidad 12 A?

    Trini for live bait fishing. I have 2 BV’s but I much prefer lever drags for the trolling we do up here.
  445. Kaptain Karl

    Quick Quepos Report

    that is 2 insane days of fishing!!!!
  446. Kaptain Karl

    Shallow water Swordfish

    I suck! Haha that bill looks super small for a swordie...tripped me up.
  447. Kaptain Karl

    Shallow water Swordfish

    is it just me or is that blue marlin?
  448. Kaptain Karl

    San Juanito Isla fishing

    What manny said. It’s not legal to fish there but the locals still do. I was with the osunas and got boarded by the prison guards and we just had to give them some ‘gifts’. American boats can’t take the same risks that the locals can.
  449. Kaptain Karl

    Is it ok to post this here?

    8 super cows in one trip...that’s un freaking real!
  450. Kaptain Karl

    Santa Cruz Salmon fishing

    book quick, it's gonna be insane down there with north being closed. I also expect the bite to be really good this year down there. Look at the wind patterns, we're back to a normal pattern this year.
  451. Kaptain Karl

    PV, 4 guys need a good referral

    Or the Osuna’s. All bad ass guys!!
  452. Kaptain Karl

    Albacore this year?

    I've seen this and I really want to see more concrete evidence to this. For example...commercial boats start fishing albacore way out north of Hawaii and follow them in. If there were two different biomasses...wouldnt those commercial vessels follow some big schools to offshore of the socal bight?
  453. Kaptain Karl

    Ronz Lures for Bluefin

    Yep exactly
  454. Kaptain Karl

    Albacore this year?

    Nah I doubt you'll see them in force down there this year. We didnt see them south of Ft Bragg this year so I doubt the biomass will shift that far south in a year. Maybe the Bay area will see good numbers but I doubt it'll go further south than that.
  455. Kaptain Karl

    Heavily impacted salmon season.

    I do as well! The only plus for us Bodega guys is if we have a july opening, most of the salmon will have made it past the GG and HMB fleets. We'll probably see some epic fishing out of bodega!
  456. Kaptain Karl

    Offshore,Inshore,? How about a lil of both!

    seems like PV has been choked full of life the past few months. Great to see!!!
  457. Kaptain Karl

    Lingcod and rockfish migration

    IMO they move around. There’s some that hang out super deep (on the shelf) that come into shallow water in October to spawn, and some that stay shallow year round. In the Bay Area...I’ll go for reefs in the 150ft range in the spring/summer, then go for 30-50ft in the fall.
  458. Kaptain Karl

    PV at its best... Marla's 3/9-3/13 Short version

    What an epic freaking trip!! That pic of 10 tuna on deck is legendary! That’s a trip that’ll be hard to top!
  459. Kaptain Karl

    Heavily impacted salmon season.

    Here's the options on the table: Alternative one – achieve 151,000 Sacramento adult escapees CA Klamath – open 6/20 – 7/31, 8/20 – 9/3, with a 20 inch size limit Fort Bragg – open 7/15 -- 10/31, with a 20 inch size limit San Francisco – open 6/9 -- 10/31, with a 20 inch size limit...
  460. Kaptain Karl

    Restoration of my 1998 Worldcat 266SC

    You did a hell of a job of turning that into a socal killing machine!! I completely agree with you on the hull...I'll never go back to a mono. So much fun blasting past other boats while watching them get their asses kicked!! Do some research on these's a learning curve to know how...
  461. Kaptain Karl

    I need the works and have no idea what to get

    You'll be more than happy with the Axiom. The 3d transducer does have high chirp as well I believe.
  462. Kaptain Karl

    First 3.5 Day on the Apollo fishing Puerto Vallarta (PV)

    Check out the Marla's last FB went freaking off up there. They got 10 fish on one stop.
  463. Kaptain Karl

    Heavily impacted salmon season.

    Monterey will get the 7th of April through May-early June. But you know it’ll be an absolute cluster f%#$ with the rest of the region being shut down. I do think we’ll see tuna this year...the cycle looks normal again finally. I’m hoping the squid spawn big again this year...I have sea bass...
  464. Kaptain Karl

    Heavily impacted salmon season.

    Looks like we’ll have a limited season this year. June 11th is the earliest opening date for the SF area. They have 3 proposals on the table now...and all are cutting off the first half of the season. Luckily, we’ll get a season. I have a feeling their numbers are way off and fishing will be...
  465. Kaptain Karl

    First 3.5 Day on the Apollo fishing Puerto Vallarta (PV)

    Those both sound like solid trips!!! I had the most dead 3.5 you can imagine last Presidents’ Day. Very few fish seen and only 1 #200 on the deck. Thank god it was a nice fish! The whole island chain was so dead we couldn’t even get the bottom fish going. I wanna get on one of those bites at...
  466. Kaptain Karl

    West Coast Sardine Fishery

    Exactly. We're having some very experienced skippers up this way saying they are seeing more anchovies along the coast than they've seen in the past 30-40 years.
  467. Kaptain Karl

    First 3.5 Day on the Apollo fishing Puerto Vallarta (PV)

    I do agree with you on leaving that volume of seems like on an average 3 day you’ll get 1 day that they'll go off and bite pretty good. And with that volume of fish, chances were good that last day would be great. (thats why you fish with the Osuna's or Danny get to choose...
  468. Kaptain Karl

    January, February Papua New Guinea.

    That is amazing!!! Definitely a bucket list trip forsure!!!
  469. Kaptain Karl

    White Seabass Head Drop-off Locations with Freezers

    2015 was our last good year north of Pt Conception...they were caught as far north as Bodega Bay but we havnt seen any good concentration of squid spawns since 2015. Praying to the squid gods that changes this year!
  470. Kaptain Karl

    And it begins...Drones!

    It's definitely the best call there.
  471. Kaptain Karl

    closure of fishing grounds in mexico ??

    Seiners aren’t allowed within like 200km of the tres Maria’s, and they come in from mazatlan and wipe everything the fuck out a few times a year. Mexico unfortunately is very corrupt, and the seiners with the right relationships in the Mexican government will be able to do whatever they want.
  472. Kaptain Karl

    27' Northriver OS Twin 200's or 250's?

    More HP is ALWAYS better.
  473. Kaptain Karl

    Successful but rough seas day out with Danny Gomez

    Been there done that in those pangas! Looks like you guys had a fun day, Danny is the man!!
  474. Kaptain Karl

    Dog Tooth Snapper

    That’s a monster John!
  475. Kaptain Karl

    FG Knot – Braid to Mono Line Tests

    fantastic testing. Confirms how fantastic the FG knot is!
  476. Kaptain Karl

    California White Seabass NEWS!!!!

    also remember when you guys had very little seabass in 2014-2015 we were smoking them up in Norcal on huge squid spawns, and they've been very thin up here the past 2 years. It's all cyclical, but having more seabass in the water is not a bad thing. As in the god damn fuck is there...
  477. Kaptain Karl

    Constitution Feb 9th-12th wrap up

    legendary pic with the stogies and cleophus in the back...awesome report man!!!!
  478. Kaptain Karl

    Hooping at Cat 2-13-18

    man no seabass with all that squid???
  479. Kaptain Karl

    Bringing the candy to PV

    Just dont declare it. I dont declare my cigars when I bring them down because decent cigars cost like $20-30 a stick down there and I've had no problems.
  480. Kaptain Karl

    Awesome tuna trip ,

    congrats on the super cow!!! epic trip!
  481. Kaptain Karl

    Danny Gomez Dhamar Sportfishing delivers again

    Danny is the MAN! Awesome day!
  482. Kaptain Karl

    ALBACORE ! Limits ( VIDEO )

    Tell us how you really feel
  483. Kaptain Karl

    Osprey 24 Fisherman DIESEL for sale

    Great boat Dave...sure they'll be more salmon swimming into my net this year cuz she'll be gone! GLWS
  484. Kaptain Karl

    Raymarine axiom ?

    Our TM-265 holds bottom really well at speed on a solid, fishable day weatherwise. The skill of the installer on the transom mount is key IMO. I'm just getting 2 of the 12" so I'm VERY excited to see how the axiom perform. Everything I've seen from the system is top notch.
  485. Kaptain Karl


    Holy shit that's an unreal trip! Bucket List trip forsure!!! Its amazing how temperamental the big cows at the Islands can be
  486. Kaptain Karl

    Looking for a couple of West Coast boats

    Wish I woulda saw this a year ago before our boat just went through a complete electronics overhaul!!
  487. Kaptain Karl

    Buying a 295 CC World Cat in Florida

    I have the 27’’ll love that boat!! There is a learning curve with a world cat, but once you learn how to trim the hull for different conditions you’ll never want to own a mono again!
  488. Kaptain Karl

    Our good friend and customer, and baseball player ..

    Very cool!!!! Even though he played for the dodgers ;)
  489. Kaptain Karl

    Deep Dropping in PV

    Ha I’m talking about actual deep 350-1000ft deep.
  490. Kaptain Karl

    Are you guys reconsidering your travel plans to Mexico with new advisory?

    This exactly. My buddy got kidnapped in Cabo at a club we were all at (Squid Row) during a bachelor party. He was being a drunk idiot...but that would of never happened at any party/club settings here in the states. Mexico/Latin America has a different set of rules and you have to play by them.
  491. Kaptain Karl

    Deep Dropping in PV

    Has anyone tried deep dropping around PV? I'd imagine there should be some insanely productive fishing down deep.
  492. Kaptain Karl

    Canary islands or Azores

    They get killer big eye tuna fishing around the azores
  493. Kaptain Karl

    Florida where's the best spot to Fish/live?

    That makes me wanna move to FL damn!!!
  494. Kaptain Karl

    Moving to SC... Myrtle Beach or Charleston Area... help!

    They call it dirty myrtle for a reason, do Charleston!
  495. Kaptain Karl

    Viva Mexico!!

    Dude. Fucking epic!!!
  496. Kaptain Karl

    PV Report - 01/14

    30?!?! Danny is the man!!!
  497. Kaptain Karl

    Punta Mita recommendations

    Fish with captain Lora!
  498. Kaptain Karl

    PV in early Feb - Surf and Inshore Fishing

    There should be some stellar beach fishing in feb! I'm jealous!
  499. Kaptain Karl

    Fun fishing aboard El Matador,

    great day of fishing!!!
  500. Kaptain Karl

    424lb YFT caught in Loreto....

    What the hell is going on down there? I imagine they're running 50+ miles to get to these fish? Are they on a high spot or in the canyon? It seems strange that the only place in the sea of cortez that 100lb + YFT are popping up is in Loreto. Not to mention...using 50# gear for cow tuna???
  501. Kaptain Karl

    Fishing Pv with Danny Osuna on Dec. 28

    Nice!!! I have done a bunch of offshore day trips out of PV and honestly it’s super hit and miss for the bigger tuna. But when the inshore fishing gets’s insane!
  502. Kaptain Karl

    2012 Davis Rock Harbor 25 Short Cabin SOLD

    Hope you guys are getting a freeman 34vh
  503. Kaptain Karl

    2012 Davis Rock Harbor 25 Short Cabin SOLD

    Ha! We’re getting our sled back finally. She’s gonna be fucking bad ass with the upgrades we put on her. However, we’re gonna move up in the next year or two. Gonna buy a world cat 320ec and refit her.
  504. Kaptain Karl

    2012 Davis Rock Harbor 25 Short Cabin SOLD

    Brandon, I remember when you got this sled man, she's as well equipped as a boat can possibly be!!! Are you guys gonna go to the yellowfin full time or look at picking up another sled?
  505. Kaptain Karl

    Capt. Lora rocks

    His brother who’s deckhanding for him now is an awesome kid. We had no idea he spoke perfect English until the end of our last day fishing with them.
  506. Kaptain Karl

    2.5 super cow!!!

    EPIC trip!!!!!!
  507. Kaptain Karl

    puerto vallarta with the osuna brothers

    347 holy shit!!!!!!!!
  508. Kaptain Karl


    great trip Alan!!! Cant wait to get back out there with the Osuna's...they fish their asses off!
  509. Kaptain Karl

    Best time for cubera/rooster

    Jan-April are best for inshore. Cubera’s are good all year down there actually.
  510. Kaptain Karl

    2006 61' Viking $995,000 - SOLD!

    This type of yacht is one of my BHAG's (big hairy audacious goal). I want to have a boat to keep in PV and fish the islands for 7-8 months a year, and SD for the other few. That would be the fucking life.
  511. Kaptain Karl

    Snookmafia surfishing!!

    Nice!!! I was looking at some pictures, looks absolutely gorgeous down there!
  512. Kaptain Karl

    Snookmafia surfishing!!

    dude this is nuts!! I so want to do this with you! Are you running way north of Sayulita or south of Cabo Corrientes?
  513. Kaptain Karl


    Now that montezuma's revenge has left my body and I have stable internet, its time to report on last week's fishing in PV during our family's annual Thanksgiving vacation. My dad and I fished last Sunday and Tuesday with Lora offshore on his 30' Catamaran. Sunday we got to el banco and found...
  514. Kaptain Karl

    Marlas 2.5

    nice!!! I think its a HUGE benefit that you guys can fish San Juanito while the bigger boats cant. That can be the difference between a mediocre or an EPIC trip!
  515. Kaptain Karl

    Constituion getting it done...

    Good job man. We were with Lora on that catamaran around you guys on sunday and tuesday. Got a nice 165-175 class fish. Definitely a frustrating bite, but there's a lot of fish around!
  516. Kaptain Karl

    Another great day for Matador , big marlin..

    thats a massive marlin holy shit!
  517. Kaptain Karl

    Today was a good day ..

    gah I'm dying right now without any reports! I'll be offshore on Sunday!
  518. Kaptain Karl

    Bisbee's Black and Blue 2017 Photos + 5th Place Overall

    Fuck yeah!!! Love the young guns fucking shit up!
  519. Kaptain Karl

    Mag Bay Report - Nov. 14 - Robalo, too

    Those snook are SICK!!!
  520. Kaptain Karl

    What rides better then a parker 2520?

    Dude you probably havnt learned the proper way how to run a WC then. You gotta trim the bow way up in rougher conditions. It’s a HUGE difference. Plus 250’s on the 32 is underpowered. That big girl needs to have 300’s. I’ve been in some gnarly shit on my 27 with the bow trimmed way up and it...
  521. Kaptain Karl

    What rides better then a parker 2520?

    You sounded like you knew what you were talking about until you said this. Maybe you're thinking of Glacier Bay?
  522. Kaptain Karl

    What rides better then a parker 2520?

    Were gonna be looking to sell ours next year, completely retrofitted and new electronics.
  523. Kaptain Karl

    charter share

    I'm fishing with Lora this sunday and next tuesday. I'm so excited its ridiculous. I'm also super excited to do some inshore fishing between puta mita and Litibu. Anyone have some tips on shore fishing that area?
  524. Kaptain Karl

    2017 Excel Merritt 10 Day

    I mean, this is really 2 super cows on the same trip. Just ridiculous!!!
  525. Kaptain Karl

    Cow cow!!

    Nice! Did Alonso just get a big cow at El Banco?
  526. Kaptain Karl

    Intrepid weights in....

    Thats just epic!!!
  527. Kaptain Karl

    2007 Parker 2320 SL with F250

    Very well equipped boat!! someone is getting a heck of a fish killing machine!
  528. Kaptain Karl

    Looking to share an offshore trip In Puerto Vallarta Nov 17-23

    Good info man. How's the tuna bite been between el banco and the first island?
  529. Kaptain Karl

    Lingcod: is it just me or do they seem less common this year?

    They’re as thick as rockfish up here in the Bay Area
  530. Kaptain Karl

    Any word on the lower banks?

    Man you’d hope these crazy hippies would do something useful and sink those rusty rape machines.
  531. Kaptain Karl

    Another Good day for El Matador 10/30/17

    Good to hear! I'll be fishing in 2 and a half weeks down there...sounds like conditions are solid!
  532. Kaptain Karl

    Another Good day for El Matador 10/30/17

    What are the conditions like down there right now in terms of water temps?
  533. Kaptain Karl

    Looking to share an offshore trip In Puerto Vallarta Nov 17-23

    Scott...I'll be in mita fishing 2 days with lora that week. If the inshore fishing is on fire, I would definitely be interested in doing another morning!
  534. Kaptain Karl

    Fitness for cow trips

    Deadlifts forsure. Strenghtens your posterior chain, including back and core muscles you use during a fight. Grip strength exercises for grip on the rail. As well, I'd say you'd want to get some HIIT training in to get your metabolism higher. Higher metabolism-more stamina. Obviously...
  535. Kaptain Karl

    Price drop.... $69k Yamaha Warranty....Smoking deal....

    Buuuut you’re being a lil bitch. Shut your mouth and enjoy looking at a sexy ass boat.
  536. Kaptain Karl

    2 Glacier Bay boats for Sale In Los Angeles

    Awesome boats! Love the 30. Were probably gonna upgrade to a 32ft cat next year, that’s a year early for us!
  537. Kaptain Karl

    Punta de Mita 9/23/17

    You're right about that! We have 2 days with him over thanksgiving and it'll be interesting to see how it plays out. I REALLY want to make it to Cleophus for topwater, but its a family vacation so I dont think we'll be able to go overnight. November typically is not good for inshore around Mita...
  538. Kaptain Karl

    Osuna's backyard

    Close to the same distance.
  539. Kaptain Karl

    Punta de Mita 9/23/17

    thats a sick day!!! congrats!!!
  540. Kaptain Karl

    Snotty Ocean ... is it just me?

    It’s been an insane wind year up north of point conception, looks like y’all have been getting the south end of it. But, if you think what you’re getting is rough, come check out Bodega bay in June
  541. Kaptain Karl

    Prayers to all in Las Vegas

    This is so fucking shitty its unbelievable. Today isnt a day to point fingers or direct blame. Breaks my heart.
  542. Kaptain Karl

    Bluefin or yellowfin cows?

    Ha! I got a #200 in PV last year and that fucker kicked my ass for 2 hours, gave me everything I could handle. At the time I was 26, 6'2" and 225lbs just coming out of bulking season so I believe every bit of that statement!
  543. Kaptain Karl

    53' Elliott $150,000

    Imagine the damage this boat would do in puerto Vallarta holy tits
  544. Kaptain Karl

    Phenix Axis 8' Rod Suggestion

    You should be fine man. I’ve gotten 60lb seabass on the abyss 10-25lb so you should be able to hammer some toads with that rod.
  545. Kaptain Karl

    Fall white seabass

    Some of the past few years Nocal has seen big schools of ghosts in the fall. This year has been almost non existent so I venture to bet they didn’t migrate as far north as they have.
  546. Kaptain Karl

    Another Tropical Storm/Hurricane?

    Haha. I think its been a thing down there for a time. As long as you're not acting like my buddy (half blacked out and alone) you should be fine. He basically had a target on his back saying 'pick this gringo!'
  547. Kaptain Karl

    San juanito on fire!!

    fucking insanity!!!!! You guys proved there's no 'tuna season' at the islands...its always a tuna party with the Marias sisters!!!!
  548. Kaptain Karl

    2001 Albin 28 TE SOLD

    If i ever went monohull Albin would be top on my list...incredible boat!
  549. Kaptain Karl

    Another Tropical Storm/Hurricane?

    It was right on the strip. According to him, he went to the bathroom, and when he came out 2 guys were waiting for him.
  550. Kaptain Karl

    Another Tropical Storm/Hurricane?

    also forgot to of our buddies got kidnapped after he got drunkenly separated from the group. All they did was drive him to multiple ATM's to clean out his checking account but careful partying down there and dont be that stupid gringo.
  551. Kaptain Karl

    Cows on fire!!

    you guys have been killing it all summer holy shit!!!
  552. Kaptain Karl

    Another Tropical Storm/Hurricane?

    Nice. There was a 50/50 chance of that happening or all of southern cabo getting fucked. Thank god the eye rotated west instead of east.
  553. Kaptain Karl

    Another Tropical Storm/Hurricane?

    Yeah, it moved just enough to the west to mostly miss Cabo.
  554. Kaptain Karl

    Another Tropical Storm/Hurricane?

    Thank you everyone for your feedback. Of my group, I'm the only one who tracks weather like this so I'm getting the fuck out on Saturday while they're gonna try to party it out.
  555. Kaptain Karl

    Another Tropical Storm/Hurricane?

    Ahhh fuck, they had it going straight fucking west yesterday. Would the airlines work to help people get out early if landfall does look imminent?
  556. Kaptain Karl

    Another Tropical Storm/Hurricane?

    Looking at the windyty forecast it looks like cabo is going to get hit again on sunday. I'm supposed to be down there thurs-sunday. Should i think about cancelling this trip if the forecast holds?
  557. Kaptain Karl

    SM surf fishing #LMV

    Carlos, tried to send you a PM, would love to go with you!
  558. Kaptain Karl

    Santa Cruz 8/6

    Exactly!! You'll get a feel what to look for pretty quickly. Also during the day you can get into some pretty sensational halibut bites on the squid spawn. I've limited on both halibut and seabass on the same day (with 3 of the halibut over 30lbs) Also the birds are very indicative of whats...
  559. Kaptain Karl

    Santa Cruz 8/6

    I did very well out on seabass a few years ago. I used a mooching sliding swivel, then a 4-6' 40# fluoro leader with a 6/0 circle hook. They do come up here thick IMO pretty much every year. The key, like guys have been saying, is to get right on that squid bed. If there's no squid beds, you're...
  560. Kaptain Karl

    Offshore Sons first dorado..and then some

    this report put such a smile to my face....awesome!!!!!
  561. Kaptain Karl

    Snookmafia pics

    I'm fucking game!!! When's the time to go for these fish?
  562. Kaptain Karl

    Electronics Upgrade Build Thread

    Doing some similar things with my boat. The 2 12"s is something to droll over!
  563. Kaptain Karl

    2006 TWIN VEE EXPRESS 26'

    Wow! Great boat for socal. GLWS.
  564. Kaptain Karl

    Fishing inside bodega bay

    catch live bait and drift doran beach. Too much grass to troll but there can be a pretty good halibut bite right outside the jetty
  565. Kaptain Karl

    Tuna out of Bodega Bay

    No way thats awesome! How old is your kid?
  566. Kaptain Karl

    Tuna out of Bodega Bay

    Go to outdoor pro shop, ask for the manager Mike, and tell him Karl sent you to get outfitted for albacore. He'll take care of you. I dont run cedars, I run six shooters with triple skirts or brooms. They key is to run all of the same thing so you get more triples and quads.
  567. Kaptain Karl

    Tuna out of Bodega Bay

    I'll be running when ever we get a chance! Right now, the only real water within striking distance is off of Pt Arena. That area is historically fantastic when the conditions are there, and that break looks amazing. If we get any flat water i'll definitely be making that run.
  568. Kaptain Karl

    Offshore Late report 7/22 trophy

    wow killer fish!!!!! We ran 15 miles past that on Friday gahhh
  569. Kaptain Karl

    Offshore Yummy Bites 7/22

    That's bad ass!!! We were out there Friday trolling over gnarly meter marks till almost 8pm and didn't get bit. That's the dream day right there!
  570. Kaptain Karl

    Snookmafia pics

    Where the heck are you fishing?! That's insane! Take me there!
  571. Kaptain Karl

    Offshore 2 1/2 COW and a record breaking 285lbs BFT!

    I'll be out tomorrow trying to match that day!
  572. Kaptain Karl

    Offshore 2 1/2 COW and a record breaking 285lbs BFT!

    That has to be one of the most epic days of fishing of all time on the west coast. Unbelieveable.
  573. Kaptain Karl

    Offshore Looking for bft but found yft on 07/18

    Great job!!! Too bad the BFT bite died
  574. Kaptain Karl

    Success of Flatfall Jig

    Like chris said, it's a slow pitch jig. There's manh variations, and some solidly outperform the flat fall. Difference is, shimano's massive marketing power so most fishermen has no idea what slow pitch jigging was until shimano released the flat fall.
  575. Kaptain Karl

    Snowflakes are among us

    These fuckers are everywhere!
  576. Kaptain Karl

    Offshore Skip... Skip... They bite - SD Offshore BFT - 7.16.17 guess you want a super heavy leader for 2 reasons. First the BFT seem to swallow the hell out of the flyer, so the heavier leader helps protect from abrasion from the teeth. Second, the line is never in the water, therefore you can fish super heavy gear and not spend hours trying to...
  577. Kaptain Karl

    Anyone running out of Monterey Bay area for albacore?

    look at the wind broski...been fucking howling for the past month. Weather is too warm right now, creating a crazy thermal trough that's producing these ridiculous winds.
  578. Kaptain Karl

    Nonsmoking Party Boats?

    smoking inside on a party boat is a little bs. If you ever smell cigar smoke fishing out of bodega, good chance you'll see me ;)
  579. Kaptain Karl

    El Matador 2.5 day trip , July 13-15

    holy shit that's WFO!!!!!
  580. Kaptain Karl

    only rods left

    Lucas! I think I sold you that Tiburon. Are you getting out of the game or getting a new line up?
  581. Kaptain Karl

    Offshore Marlin

    Ouuuuuch!!!! LOL
  582. Kaptain Karl

    Stop the local seining of our YFT and BFT.

    I've been known to be wrong once or twice before ;) I know the seiners out of Mazatlan that wrap the tres maria's a few times a year catch as much on a single trip as the commercial panga fleet catches there in 10 years.
  583. Kaptain Karl

    Stop the local seining of our YFT and BFT.

    Agree with all the statements on here. There is ZERO sustainability in wrapping up entire populations of tuna. What the rec fleet catches in a year is a drop in the bucket compared to what these guys seine in 2 weeks. It's bullshit the rec guys can only keep 2 bft while they can wrap up entire...
  584. Kaptain Karl

    Valiant 300 clicker version available?

    I talked with a rep this morning, the clicker version is apparently available!
  585. Kaptain Karl

    Cerralvo report 7/3-7/10

    Fantastic report!!
  586. Kaptain Karl


    I'm looking for either an Accurate BX 400n or 400 (preferably in 6:1 ratio) or 2 speed, or a Valiant 300 (only if it's the new clicker model) or 400. send me a pm please
  587. Kaptain Karl

    Offshore 7/9/2017 209 - 312 Trip

    I fucking hate sieners. Fucking archaic style of fishing that has no place north of the border. Do it like the albacore commercial guys do it with hook and line. Shit like this pisses me off. And the argument that 'it's how they make money' is bullshit. If they cant figure out a way to fish...
  588. Kaptain Karl

    Monterey Salmon 7/2 & 7/3

    hell yeah fantastic day and footage!!!
  589. Kaptain Karl

    6/24 Seabass New Hustler

    We use a salmon mooching rig for fishing the squid beds beds that works fantastic. Use a sliding swivel on your main line and attach to a barrel swivel. Then tie a 4-6' 40lb leader to a 5/0-6/0 offset circle hook.
  590. Kaptain Karl

    6/26/17 insane afternoon halibut bite

    heck yeah! It's fun when they school up on the squid grounds. Have seen some days where its one after the other on the anchor. My best day we got 3 over 30, including one pushing 40.
  591. Kaptain Karl

    Is this a record Seabass on Pole and Line ?

    Wow, thats an insanely thick seabass. One of the one's in my avatar was 54" and the other was 52", however they were both in the 58-62 range. Cant believe how fat yours is!
  592. Kaptain Karl

    Panama Sport-Fishing Lodge Report

    Killer trip!!! That american flag face shield is epic! where'd you get it?
  593. Kaptain Karl

    Water off of Ft. Bragg

    Meh. Oregon and Washington on average are FAR calmer than norcal is during the summer. Given, their ports are tougher, but they do not get the powerful, localized NW's that NorCal gets frequently throughout the summer months. The further north you go, the better it gets actually. Southernly's...
  594. Kaptain Karl

    Fred Hall Crew 2017 Rancho Leonero Trip

    holy shit thats some killer fishing you guys had!!! Epic roosters!!!
  595. Kaptain Karl

    Dana PT 6/16/17

    Good to see BSB making a comeback. Great job on the halibuts!
  596. Kaptain Karl

    WTB - Raymarine C97

    I'll have one for sale in a few weeks. Still need one?
  597. Kaptain Karl

    Which one Simdar, Raymarine or Lowrance 12" touch screen

    We're getting the Raymarine Axiom 12 and 9 as we speak. Very excited to get the 3d sonar on the water here for salmon and seabass. I'll post a review after a few trips.
  598. Kaptain Karl

    Raymarine Radar for finding birds

    Has anyone had success using the 4kw Radome for finding birds? We're deciding between going with the dome and an open array. Most of the time we'd be looking for flocks of birds, as we're mostly fishing for salmon or seabass. So I don't need to be looking for a single bird at 5 miles, however...
  599. Kaptain Karl

    Offshore Foamers Everywhere - Triple Digit Fish

  600. Kaptain Karl

    San Carlos, Sonora

    There was a cow caught that far north?! holy shit!
  601. Kaptain Karl

    Fish pictures

    Holy crap those are some phenomenal catches!
  602. Kaptain Karl

    Belyounech Morocco May 2017

    That picture across the straight of Gibraltar is awe inspiring!!! What an incredible report and an incredible destination!!!
  603. Kaptain Karl

    yesterdays report

    that sounds like way too much fun!!!
  604. Kaptain Karl

    Another 2.5 day trip danny osuna

    Ahh!!!! Crazy seems like May has had the best bite the past few years.
  605. Kaptain Karl

    Wsb and lots of them

    Why the hell would he give his spots to the peanut gallery that hasnt given him shit? Seabass fishing is a contact sport. The more a spot gets hit the more it dies. I have NEVER posted about catching seabass on any type of fishing forum. I dont want anyone in my area to know there's seabass...
  606. Kaptain Karl

    From Washington To The Bay...

    Paul, Definitely join coastside, being apart of that club has helped me tremendously. Some big differences: It is WAY more windy during the summer. We get strong NW winds that create massive upwellings through June, and intermediately throughout the summer. We dont get that consistent calm...
  607. Kaptain Karl

    Offshore Catalina 5/4

    Do you guys get squid balls that float to the surface? (its when a school of squid gets attacked, they all attach to themselves and float to the surface and slowly rotate. You can find them by seeing about 100 birds sitting in a 5x5 area with a few making short dives) We get them up in the bay...
  608. Kaptain Karl

    Offshore Hunting Big Bluefin on the Prowler 4/30

    Hopefully the fish get into US waters and get past that death trap. Great report!!!
  609. Kaptain Karl

    Hannibal bank 4-15-2017

    Just the idea of spearfishing is idiotic for an area like Panama. From everything you guys are saying, sounds like spero's need to be banned, as well as the take of all shallow water reef species. It's very sad to read that Panama, the last 'untouched' fishery in the western hemisphere, is being...
  610. Kaptain Karl

    BFT/albacore out of SLO and/or nearby

    How do you like those evinrudes? We're thinking of upgrading to those in a year or two.
  611. Kaptain Karl

    BFT/albacore out of SLO and/or nearby

    That year was unfreaking real. They were in so thick at times it was stupid. Praying we get albacore and ghosts this year!
  612. Kaptain Karl

    Worst salmon season in eight years projected in California

    Looks like this is going to be a real solid salmon season!
  613. Kaptain Karl

    Offshore Spring Break 3/4 Day TUNA Trip on the San Diego 3/29

    hell yeah!!! Hit that gym and get beefy swole for when the big girls show up!!!! Curls for the Girls baby!!!! Ohhhhh yeah!!!!!!