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  1. Fleet

    Need Help With My Boat - Towing/Battery Switch Install

    So ive been sick. Ill just get that out of the way. Not life threatening. I have a 18 Outrage. It just sits in my slip. I guess its been over 6 months since ive used it. Went down a month ago and cleaned it. Went to turn it over and the battery switch backing had fallen off. A bronze plate...
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    SOLD Selling All My Gear - All Sold - Thanks And God Bless

    I have one set up left. Im only bumping this thread to say thank you to BD for having this forum. And to all of you BD'ers who helped by grabbing this gear. I wish you all the best. May God bless you and keep you safe on the water. Always remember to respect the ocean. Keep her clean. Dont take...
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    SOLD Selling All My Gear - All Sold - Thanks And God Bless

    Yeah i thought about keeping it but im guessing the entire Tuna school living in our local waters will breath a collective sigh of relief when i hang it all up. lol You know that excitement when you are hooked up? Or when fish are all around you? That energy that courses through my body triggers...
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    SOLD Selling All My Gear - All Sold - Thanks And God Bless

    Yeah the Tramadol is in the quiver. They tried me on Neurontin. Not a fan of pills. So im just 420 all the way. lol
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    SOLD Selling All My Gear - All Sold - Thanks And God Bless

    I think im gonna wait and see if i cant sell these last few set ups. If i get no action in the coming days ill think about it.
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    SOLD Selling All My Gear - All Sold - Thanks And God Bless

    Thanks Tayte. Really nice meeting you.
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    SOLD Selling All My Gear - All Sold - Thanks And God Bless

    Those are all getting shipped to one person. Sorry man.
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    SOLD Selling All My Gear - All Sold - Thanks And God Bless

    Added a couple set ups. Smaller stuff. Calcutta 200D over a Phenix RTS Inshore. New. And a Pro Gear CS500 over a Terez. Imaculate
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    SOLD Selling All My Gear - All Sold - Thanks And God Bless

    I appreciate that man. Trigeminal Neuralgia flares. Meralgia Paresthetica. And now the latest which is damage to my Vagas nerve. Some visceral nerve stuff with my GI. All can be painful. I may be in touch.
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    SOLD Selling All My Gear - All Sold - Thanks And God Bless

    Thanks bud. I used that Tranx/Hybrid with jumbo poppers on BFT Breezers and it was epic. I never felt i needed to really specify a popper rig. Like a spinner etc. Im on my own whaler or was. So i can get pretty close. And those XL poopers i can throw a mile. Gotta guy coming over soon to pick...
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    SOLD Selling All My Gear - All Sold - Thanks And God Bless

    You and I have had some good chats here. Thanks brother. The focus right now is my daughter and her getting in to a UC school. Not cheap. Selling my house and buying a house. Health. Its pointless focusing on fishing right now.
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    SOLD Selling All My Gear - All Sold - Thanks And God Bless

    I really appreciate that. Its all nervous system BS. Just pain management. And im not a pill guy so its all about changing my life. Owning a boat while very rewarding...takes a lot of time. And its stressful. I have its slipped. And havnt used it in a year. So this stuff is just sitting.
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    SOLD Selling All My Gear - All Sold - Thanks And God Bless

    I used Irons on all of them but that VSX.
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    SOLD Selling All My Gear - All Sold - Thanks And God Bless

    Yes. This is how far removed from fishing i have been. I used to have every little thing remembered.
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    SOLD Selling All My Gear - All Sold - Thanks And God Bless

    And eventually my boat. As we often see when it comes to health the boat and gear goes first. lol Those here know how obsessed i got when i bought my whaler. I was always here talking gear when i first took that dive into the fishing abyss. Anyways im selling all my gear. These are just some of...
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    40-50lb Bait Stick?

    I ordered that Axis online and returned it because the foregrip just felt strange. Im guessing its made for a rail. Its really long. Ended up with a Black Diamond Hybrid instead. But these were meant to be jig rods for me. I prefer a reel seat over a deckhand. The Axis is light however. Id have...
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    Best Rods for Fishing Straight Spectra

    I have 14 rods that i would consider perfect spectra rods. All of them are either Black Diamonds or Terez rods. Light....thin.....strong and affordable. Not a huge fan of the Terez guides but they are so fun to fish big fish on the lighter models.
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    FMM Permit Info

    Still need a passport? Also can i fish in Mexican waters outside of 12 miles from the coast? I still have yet to go through the passport process.
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    Best Rods for Fishing Straight Spectra

    That 808 is my most used rod. It is absolutely perfect for anything from small Tuna to Calico. Easily my most versatile rod. I use a NACL60 on it and love it. Throws jigs perfectly. Nice little trigger grip. Thin stiff tip but with enough backbone to take on heavier fish but feel light enough to...
  20. Fleet

    300+lb Bluefin Landed

    Fukushima ;)
  21. Fleet

    Phenix Black Diamond vs Calstar Graphfighter

    I dont really think of the Black Diamonds as 2x4's unless you get into the Hybrids.
  22. Fleet

    US80 monster.

    I noticed Surfaceiron,com is selling a custom 8'6" UC made for them. I might check one out.
  23. Fleet

    First String Input

    I fished this boat often when Brad bought it years ago. Hes a great skipper. And its a nice boat.
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    Thank you ECLIPSE sportfishing

    See that boat all the time from my boat.
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    Won a 869hxf

    Thats the thinking that lead me to 20 brand new rods and reels in the last 2 years. lol And ive sold at least 10 set ups. So it was more like 30.
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    Won a 869hxf

    Its probably so similar to the Lexa that i will just wait until i blow it out. Lexa has a little higher max drag i think. I need to sell gear before i buy new gear now. I may try and move a VSX16 or something. Id love to trade my NACL towards a Tranx 300.
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    Won a 869hxf

    When i hear Tranx i automatically assume its the 500. I keep forgetting they came out with a 400 and 300. Which sucks because now i want them. lol But yeah if the 400 is the same size as the Lexa its a great fit.
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    Won a 869hxf

    I use a Lexa on the 809XHJ. I tried the Tranx but the rod is so skinny that reel felt odd. Almost rolls in your hand because it felt top heavy. I put my Tranx on BD Hybrids. Id put a Lexa 400 on the 869. Tiburon clamp. 65 Maxcuatro. 40/50 topshot. Use it as a full blown jigstick. And light...
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    Komodo 400 size with what rod for Iron?

    Maxcuatro 50. Probably a 40# topshot for kelp cutting. I use power handles on my Lexa 400's and NACL. Id put it on a Phenix because im a Phenix whore.
  30. Fleet

    Your favorite sunscreen

    Hippo Sweat on face. Alba Botanicals on Body. But i usually wont let my skin be exposed more than 1 hour. So i use a Ninja or other type of performance fishing shirts that cover everything. Hot days i use the Aftco Ninja. Cooler weather i use a UA Reaper Ninja. If im in and out of the water i...
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    New to the fishing game

    I learned how to fish on the Shelter Island Pier. Used to rent a rod as a kid. When i saw dudes running a lure coated with eel grass through the weeds to lure out mullet....and shoot them with crossbows attached to line....it caused me to ride my bike down everyday and watch them do that. I was...
  32. Fleet

    Cheap reel for sabiki rod?

    Okuma clx 200. $35 on Amazon Fresh.
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    Cheap reel for sabiki rod?

    I use a Rival Level Wind 15
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    Kodiak 32 Gallon Oblong Question

    I ended up calling them. Thats exactly the specs they gave me. But my Transom mount rule 1100 has a coupling on it so im thinking the pump is a 1 1/8. connected to a 3/4. That runs into a ball valve for flow control. No matter the time of year i leave it on full flow though. 10 feet of intake...
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    Kodiak 32 Gallon Oblong Question

    My boat is slipped down in MB. I live up in Solana Beach and instead of driving down to get some specs i thought i would ask here. Ive looked online and cant find the info. I need to know the diameter of the outake hose? I have Shields Multiflex now and i simply want to replace it with a new...
  36. Fleet

    Rod recommendation for Lexa 300

    A used M1 SMX-82MH would be sweet.
  37. Fleet

    Great BFT bite yesterday 7-14

    Im guessing the 182 area? That seems to be where BFT are starting to stack up. How was the wind? Im dying for some glassy sees.
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    Torque 12 or trini 12a ...

    Torque. Penn really got the freespool right on the Fathoms and Torques.
  39. Fleet

    Dreamer trip that wasn't

    Im just curious....how would you have handled that situation? Its an honest sincere question. I only want to know what the usual result is when something like that happens. How does a charter outfit typically handle something like that?
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    Need some suggestions!

    I use mine on an 809XHJ and its the most fun jigstick ive ever owned. Its perfect for big YT, Seabass and Tuna. Its even fun with a big sumo 7x for jumbo calico in the weeds. Obviously a little heavy for calico but still fun. If you want to go a little lighter it pairs nice with the 808 as...
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    Cheapest Rod/Reel Suitable for 20-40 lb YT, YF, BF, DODO

    The question was cheapest suitable. Im trying to stay under 100 and still be able kill it. Under 200$? Yes many more options. Penn Fathom 30 Used. On a Used Tallus 7MH I sold that same combo for that price last year. And it was a fun set up.
  42. Fleet

    Cheapest Rod/Reel Suitable for 20-40 lb YT, YF, BF, DODO

    Not everyone is going to like a $40 fishing rod. lol I think the VIP's are better obviously but still pretty light for a BFT and not under $100 the last i checked. If im looking at a rod to cover those species in the $100 range id probably try to find a used Proteus. If new possibly a...
  43. Fleet

    Cheapest Rod/Reel Suitable for 20-40 lb YT, YF, BF, DODO

    Penn Jigmaster 501 on a Sabre Pacifica. Rods are on sale at Big 5 for $40 usually. (20-50lb) Get the reel on ebay.
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    Dreamer trip that wasn't

    via Imgflip Meme Generator
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    Dreamer trip that wasn't

    "Nothing Short Of Right Is Right" My grandpa was founder of Consolidated Aircraft. This was the motto he painted on the side of his building during WW2 as he was churning out a B24 every hour. Right here in SD. Reimburse the man for all expenses lost on flights, travel etc. Its the right thing...
  46. Fleet

    Create My Dedicated Chovy Set Up (Please)

    Torque 15 or Fathom 15 on the Seeker G870(15-25) My setups Fathom 12Star w/20# Top on Terez 7' Light Pro Gear CS550 w/25# Top on Terez 7' Medium/Light Fathom 15LD2 w/30# Top on Terez 7' Medium Good times are had.
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    Anyone Ever Use Tactical Angler Power Clips?

    Nice. Was the 80 pounder crimped? Or was that on lighter line. I bought some of those regardless. Im gonna chuck em out there and see what happens. If im fishing big BFT im most likely throwing out poppers on my Tranx with 60 pound test. I wont use these for anything over 50/60 pound test. I...
  48. Fleet

    Anyone Ever Use Tactical Angler Power Clips?

    Those are nice looking. You ever try them with irons?
  49. Fleet

    Anyone Ever Use Tactical Angler Power Clips?

    Ive got them ordered. Im a tackle whore anyways. I need to sell some rods and reels. Im drowning in gear.
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    Anyone Ever Use Tactical Angler Power Clips?

    Probably more strength than anything. Ive never had a problem with split rings.
  51. Fleet

    Colt sniper hook questions

    Yes the 2nd and 4th lure from the top are the black chovie style(Black and Silver). The other 2 are purple mackerel i think. Which ive never fished. Ive never really used anything other than something that represents a pinner chovie. The sun was really reflecting off of these.
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    Anyone Ever Use Tactical Angler Power Clips?

    I honestly dont know. Id like to hear from users with some experience on these. It just makes sense to make it faster and easier. But maybe if i saw these in person i would assume they would be a little too much extra added to the lure. I think lures probably present well on these based on the...
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    Anyone Ever Use Tactical Angler Power Clips?

    Just curious. I like to use multiple different types of jigs when i fish. It gets a little annoying tying off various irons/poppers etc when time is of the essence while fish are under the boat. Not too mention it can eat up topshots. I usually just have 4 rods set up with various irons etc for...
  54. Fleet

    Best restaurant fish meal ever

    Haha so not good for you? I dont remember them being too tough. They were pounded thin. Just bread, lettuce and mayo with fried abalone. I tore through those things like i do Greek Gyros today.
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    Colt sniper hook questions

    Just got more in. These are amazing little badboys for Tuna.
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    Reel to pair with Phenix Hybrid 15-40lb

    Cant go wrong with the Boss as far as high end. Im a Penn guy so either a Torque or maybe a Fathom on a budget. I use a Tranx on a PHD-869XH for surface jigs. Love it.
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    Best restaurant fish meal ever

    Late 80's - Hotel in Bellagio Italy. Freshwater prawns on hand made fettuccine with clams. Late 70's - Catalina Island Abalone Sandwiches. I dont know the restaurant name. But facing avalon it was on the far right corner. Next to an arcade and taffy place. Best Clam Chowder - Bookbinders Phiily
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    Colt sniper hook questions

    I stopped using the Colt Snipers because i have better luck with Megabaits and Ahi Deceptions. I mostly use the little pinner chovy styles for yellowfin unwilling to bite. Melton ships megabaits set up for tuna. The little black 2 inch is money.
  59. Fleet

    How do you prevent getting sunburned from the neck up ???

    Those are sweet. I use the zip up in colder weather. Like a week ago it was damn cold at the 9 mile bank. I like that the cuffs at the wrist can get wet and dry fast. Going in and out of the bait tank and having to pull up the sleeves gets old.
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    How do you prevent getting sunburned from the neck up ???

    UA Ridge Reeper. Love how the hood isnt attached to the gator.
  61. Fleet

    Xtra tuff short 6" boots

    I bought them but cant shake the flip flops.
  62. Fleet

    Looking for jigstick

    Tranx/PHD-809XH
  63. Fleet

    Fish ID please

    I think thats Steven Tyler.
  64. Fleet

    Reel to match with a SS6480H

    Torque 30LD2
  65. Fleet

    BD Outdoors Tagline

    Bloody Decks.. "Its that time of the month again....who needs a condom? Get your deck bloody"
  66. Fleet

    I need REEL advice

    Penn Fathom 15LD2. If you want to spend the extra cash the Torque 15LD2 is even better.
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    I need REEL advice

    I use the 15LD2 as my 20/30 and love it. Handles 50# BFT no problem. I even use 15#Fluoro for these picky YFT at the 9 mile bank. Versatile little reel with a decent amount of drag(20#). I think ive got 300 yards of maxcuatro 65. Its tiny.
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    15 - 20 lb Smelt

    I used to catch smelt on the docks of SDYC with Velveeta. Id lay down on the dock and fish the pilings all day. Hours and hours by hand.
  69. Fleet

    I need REEL advice

    Ive got a progear CS550 for sale. Id probably look at the BX400N or 500N.
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    Flouro top shot length?

    #4 hook
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    help me decide on my new 2spd reel??

    20# on my 15LD2 30# on my 25LD2 40# on my 30LD2 50# on my 40LD2 80# on my 60LD2 If im targeting 100+# Tuna im probably going to use the 40LD2. If they are only biting 40# ill drop the topshot. But that little 15LD2 brought up a 55# BFT in 20 minutes the other day. These reels are scary...
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    Is the wind ever gonna stop or lighten up?

    Well the weather is warming. And as predicted the little YFT are within 20 miles. Closer to the 9 mile now. Wind is still a challenge but it will start to lighten up. At least the mornings are becoming a lot more mellow. I was surrounded by little YFT all day Tuesday. I think its going to be a...
  73. Fleet

    Okuma Makaira Problem. Help?

    I have a 109k lemon. Dont feel bad.
  74. Fleet

    63 foot sport fisher Invicta charter goes down

    My bad. I thought the news stated that he was arrested. So i assumed the worst. Im no expert with these things. But i wouldn't be surprised if media was trying to spin this in the worst way possible. Its what they do.
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    63 foot sport fisher Invicta charter goes down

    But wouldnt the handcuffs sort of suggest there is more to it than just the breathalyzer. I saw video of this guy in handcuffs being walked off the boat in front of the customers.
  76. Fleet

    63 foot sport fisher Invicta charter goes down

    Ok i was going to say because i heard a couple guys saying they were thrown from their bunks. And i looked at the fish reports and i thought it was showing me the Sept 2nd report which was a 2 day report. But the catch was so bad i thought maybe they were giving the first days report and fishing...
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    63 foot sport fisher Invicta charter goes down

    I think they were on a 2 day trip. Not 3/4.
  78. Fleet

    63 foot sport fisher Invicta charter goes down

    Crew member arrested. Video of him taking a breathalizer.
  79. Fleet

    Another reason to hate Carl...

    Theres so many freaking Groupers and i wouldnt have been shocked if there was a boulder grouper. I found no pics. Googled granite grouper and there were pics. lol
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    Another reason to hate Carl...

    LMAO. Ive had a few beers.
  81. Fleet

    Another reason to hate Carl...

    Ok so it is a fish. I thought he was referring to a rock at the bottom of the ocean. lol
  82. Fleet

    2 New Phenix Axis Rods Available

    First one to contact me and make arrangements to pick up can have it.
  83. Fleet

    Another reason to hate Carl...

    I actually just googled Boulder Grouper.
  84. Fleet

    2 New Phenix Axis Rods Available

    Yep. I forgot i even had these. lol
  85. Fleet

    Giant bluefin on popper from small boat.. from July

    That is so awesome. I honestly thought the gentlemen in the gray shirt would lose the fish with that backhand technique. I so appreciate this video as a small boat fisherman. I have no doubt i wont be able to get a fish like this on my boat solo when i catch one. And i will. lol Congrats
  86. Fleet

    Caught this on 50lb rig!!!!!

    Probably get a chopper full of SEALs landing in my back yard if i did that. lol
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    Caught this on 50lb rig!!!!!

    This was probably 2 feet under the surface when i almost hit it yesterday. Really windy and hard to see. I wasnt really paying attention to the water as i was navigating swells on the way in from the 182. Circled around and watched it come up to the surface. These things could be pretty...
  88. Fleet

    Off Topic...Get to Qualcomm?

    Join my Chargers forum. We have discussions like this all the time. Anytime you have questions regarding the Bolts. Thepowderblues.com
  89. Fleet

    Trindad 14A VS Curado 300ej (light line setup)

    I love that rod but it feels like it was made to be a jumbo baitcasting rod. Love thr trigger and its one of only a couple in that series with a full rear grip. I had a lexa 400 on mine and it rocked bigger YT. But the reel just felt top heavy. I think the reel i would put on one if i still used...
  90. Fleet

    Is the wind ever gonna stop or lighten up?

    Usually by 8am its already blowing 10+ knots. Today we start an uptrend in warm weather. You can just feel it. Its going to get hot and humid soon and with that the wind will start to mellow way out. This morning was the first time in a while it wasnt windy. I expect things to slowly get better...
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    Is the wind ever gonna stop or lighten up?

    I believe when we finally get our crazy hot spell it will stop. But as of now its been brutal on us small boats. However my little Outrage has basically kicked ass on whatever shitty seas have to throw at her. If the fishing was great within 30 miles or so id be out. But it seems to be out...
  92. Fleet

    Revo toro beast 60

    Ive been told the Beast is somewhere in between the Lexa 400 and the Lexa 300. Someone even said its a Lexa 350. lol Anyways that how i treat my baitcasters. Ive got my rods set up from heaviest to least heavy with my Tranx, Lexa 400, NaCL, Lexa 300 in that order. I would put the Beast on...
  93. Fleet

    Revo toro beast 60

    I dont have the Beast but i own the NaCL 60 and love it. Im not sure but i think the beast is the updated version of the NaCL.
  94. Fleet

    Recommend waterproof pants and jacket?

    The gear repells water great. I too have a center console. But to each their own. It works great for me.
  95. Fleet

    Recommend waterproof pants and jacket?

    I use the Aftco water resistant gear. Its light and does the trick well. And its not expensive.
  96. Fleet

    80# setup advice / recommendations

    Trolling Yummee Flyers? They are using 30-50 size reels with 200lb spectra and 130 to 200lb mainline.
  97. Fleet

    80# setup advice / recommendations

    Penn VSX16 with 600 Yards of JB100. Phenix Hybrid PHD-700X2H or 3H
  98. Fleet

    I don't trust my line to line connections

    Maybe you are just superman.
  99. Fleet

    Need help pricing some Penn reels

    I advertised my 50 here for 250. About the same condition. Got no takers. Kept lowering the price all the way down to $150 and finally sold it. It didnt have braid on it. Thats probably over $150 in JB you have on it.
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    Shimano Calcutta D CT200D Rod Pairing

    Im looking for straight Calico action here. Im set up already with gear that can handle calico and YT if that happens. Or WSB etc. I really dont have a Bass set up other than a Lexa 100 and a Phenix Maxim(More freshwater). Im fond of Phenix rods but dont know their inshore gear to well despite...
  101. Fleet

    The Season That Never Was?

    For me its all about the conditions. As a small boat owner i have caught my fair share of fish this season. But the conditions have been shitty. This time last year it was 90 degrees and flat calm. The winds dont seem to want to die down. Its discouraging going out at 5AM and already be dealing...
  102. Fleet

    Ferringo Boy Bonito Seiner?

    Nice. Let me know what days you go out and we can stay in touch on the radio. Cheers
  103. Fleet

    Rod recommendation for Lexa 400

    PSW809XHJ for me.
  104. Fleet

    Ferringo Boy Bonito Seiner?

    Yeah i dont keep Skipjack either. lol But i will bleed a Bonito the next time i catch one and put it on ice like some are saying just to give it a shot. Obviously if i havnt eaten in weeks id keep whatever i catch. But we are adding all sorts of invariables to this discussion now. lol Ive never...
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    Ferringo Boy Bonito Seiner?

    My point was that YFT are rarely found in shitty water. Bonito dont seem to care. I have never found YFT tuna in shitty brown/green water. Bonito all the time. Maybe its just personal experience. I was not however saying that Bonito wasnt part of the Tuna family. And i also have never stated...
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    Ferringo Boy Bonito Seiner?

    Im not questioning whether or not they are fishing Tuna. Im saying that you probably could have guessed it was Bonito in ugly green cold water. If it were me and i saw that boat where you did....given the conditions..i wouldnt even have to ask what they were catching. I would know it wasnt Tuna...
  107. Fleet

    Ferringo Boy Bonito Seiner?

    The source. http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/news/Blogs/makingwaves/when-purse-seining-goes-bad/blog/11803/
  108. Fleet

    Ferringo Boy Bonito Seiner?

    Considering how terrible the color of the water was at the 9 yesterday i would expect Bonito and not YFT.
  109. Fleet

    Saltwater application of Calcutta 400d and G Loomis PBR844C

    I use around 4 or 5 feet of fluorocarbon. Its expensive. I like the knot to be outside the guides when i cast. I use an RP knot to connect the braid to keep the connection small. Id probably use at least 40# on that reel. What i like about the Maxcuatro 50# is that its about the same diameter...
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    Saltwater application of Calcutta 400d and G Loomis PBR844C

    Yes it fine. It really helps when a fish goes in the kelp. It can cut through kelp. But that 15# test will struggle in the kelp. But sometimes bass bite lighter line. So you can use 15# but if you ever need to go up to 20# you can with a top shot and backing. The drag on these reels isnt a whole...
  111. Fleet

    Saltwater application of Calcutta 400d and G Loomis PBR844C

    Why limit that reel to just 15# mono? Put 50 pound braid and use top shots. I use the 200D as my 15# set up with 30# backing. The beauty of braid is that you are not pinned down to one line.
  112. Fleet

    Who says Bonito isn't good eatin'?

    Shocked at how flat the water looks.
  113. Fleet

    2 New Phenix Axis Rods Available

    Rods still available. Deal was in place but didnt happen because of distance.
  114. Fleet

    New Lexa 300HD HS-P

    Ill let you know. Ive got a guy who PM'd me about it before you responded. He says he wants it. Just need to confirm.
  115. Fleet

    New Lexa 300HD HS-P

    I really dont man. Sorry.
  116. Fleet

    rolling tackle box

    I use the large Okuma Nomad because it allows me to put 4 rods in the holders and then wheel the rods and tacklebox to my boat. Its pretty handy to have the rod holders on solo trips. My boat is towards the end of the dock and there is never any carts. I also have a really nice collapsable wagon...
  117. Fleet

    How many turns on RP knot

    5/5
  118. Fleet

    Yummee trolling speed

    Very few that i could hear. It was pretty snotty out there. I chased small schools of BFT all the way from the 30 mile bank out to underneath the 181 for no luck. 182 had great big kelps on the way in and the water was finally really blue. YT wouldnt take my 40 pound and i got cuaght up in the...
  119. Fleet

    Yummee trolling speed

    Jesus Christ the radio chatter today was 90% YUMMEE FLYER discussion. LMAO
  120. Fleet

    My first boat, help needed

    http://www.yoursaltwaterguide.com/
  121. Fleet

    New Lexa 300HD HS-P

    Bump. Price drop.
  122. Fleet

    Yellowtail Conservation

    I dont keep rats. But i dont keep a lot of fish i catch. I release most everything if i already have fish in the fridge. I dont keep fish frozen. I also never keep fish for myself that weigh under the size topshot im using. Forces me to use light line. And feel as if im giving back to the ocean...
  123. Fleet

    What Happened to the Fishing Weatherman?

    I almost feel the recent weather charts have been way off lately. I understand they are not always accurate. But the wind and swell charts on Tuesday were off. I saw great conditions and then got on the water and it was pure snot. I was pissed at myself for misinterpreting. But im usually...
  124. Fleet

    New Lexa 300HD HS-P

    Never used - Loaded with 30# Suffix - $190 firm
  125. Fleet

    San Q locals not happy with Long Range Fleet

    They could always build a wall.
  126. Fleet

    News of bigger yellowfin?

    Yes one area 50-80lb Bluefin and 40-70lb Yellowfin mixed. Not biting well. They are in a few spots.
  127. Fleet

    Yoyo Set-Up

    Penn Fathom 40LD2 is a great yo yo reel.
  128. Fleet

    Yoyo Set-Up

    I use a Tranx HG on a Black Diamond 700XH. 65 MC and a top of whatever i want. Great Yo Yo for YT/Tuna. Dropper loop for WSB. Yeah that grip is why im selling it. I really feel like its not needed on my own boat. I see it as a rail grip. Perfect for those who go on sportboats. And probably why...
  129. Fleet

    2 New Phenix Axis Rods Available

    Reels are gone as i have donated them.
  130. Fleet

    Yoyo Set-Up

    Ive got an Axis 720H for sale. How do you like it?
  131. Fleet

    Weather over the next week??

    This is a good sign.
  132. Fleet

    Weather over the next week??

    Im good on figuring out the weather. Its the water color i need help with.
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    Modern jig slinger

    Told you. lol
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    stolen rods

    Id just take the thief fishing with me.
  135. Fleet

    2 New Phenix Axis Rods Available

    Ill do that tomorrow when its light out.
  136. Fleet

    Surface Iron - Phenix Abyss/Axis/BD?

    Ive got my 400 on the 809XHJ and am shocked others to see the light. ;)
  137. Fleet

    Aftco Fish Ninja

    Surprisingly they dont make a hoodless one. First place i looked.
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    Aftco Fish Ninja

    Exactly what im going to do. I just ordered new Samurai shirts and a couple new Patagonia gators. Just going to have a seamstress sew them together and cut the lower portion of the sleeve. Ive been wanting this because that part rubs up against the skin and gets annoying. On top of the shirt it...
  139. Fleet

    Aftco Fish Ninja

    So i use one of these when i fish. I really like it but i dont like the hood. Does anyone make a performance shirt with the neck gator attached to the shirt? So essentially a Ninja without the hood? I dont mind wearing a long sleeve shirt over a neck sleeve/mask but im sort of surprised i...
  140. Fleet

    What do you think about Fishdope? is it worth it?

    I love fish dope. I fish a lot in the afternoon so the midday report usually tells me what to expect. If i fish in the mornings the day prior's intel gets me close but i rely more on the radio. Fish are always moving. I think it would be hard to get real time dope for those leaving early in...
  141. Fleet

    2 New Phenix Axis Rods Available

    20-60 and 30-80 I have one shipping tube. Id do it but i would have to get the shipping costs and then have you paypal the price of the rod and shipping before i ship it. And by the time you pay for both it may be the same price as buying them new at Tackledirect or another place online.
  142. Fleet

    2 New Phenix Axis Rods Available

    HAX-720H Never Used - $200 HAX-720XH Never Used - $225 X2 brand new Penn senator 113 H2LW w/ new 60# CXX Line - $75 each Never even been out of the house. - Donated
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    Shimano Terez

    These are stiff little rods. Im looking at the 72XH or 78XH. Keep in mind when i say i have 6 of these i mean the convention rods. So i dont own a spinner terez. But im sure they are the same blanks. I just looked at my Fathom 15 and its on the MH. So that was the rod that beat up a 50# BFT...
  144. Fleet

    Be a Fisherman, or Just Look Like One!

    You can recognize the star on a Torium from miles away.
  145. Fleet

    Surface Iron - Phenix Abyss/Axis/BD?

    50# Maxcuatro with a top of 40# flouro.
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    Shimano Terez

    I own 6 of them and love them. Just brought in a 50# BFT on a TZC70MBLK and a Fathom 15LD2 with no problems. These rods really beat fish up. Im thinking about pairing a Penn Slammer with a heavier version of what you want.
  147. Fleet

    stolen rods

    Would a Marina or whoever is responsible for the security of the dock and surveillance camera really let the victim set an ultimatum for the thief? I mean if you end up going to the police and filing this report with the footage wont they ask why you waited 48 hours to do it? I dont think they...
  148. Fleet

    Stolen/lost rod and reel

    I just love the wide feel of the NACL. Good luck man.
  149. Fleet

    Stolen/lost rod and reel

    Man that sucks. Those NACL's are hard to find. Love mine.
  150. Fleet

    Modern jig slinger

    Id go with a Lexa 300 for lighter "C's" Edit : nevermind. I thought you meant "C's" as in calicos. You are talking Irons. I throw all the heavy iron with my 400.
  151. Fleet

    Surface Iron - Phenix Abyss/Axis/BD?

    I use my 400 on a PSW-809XHJ. Love it. But its a heavier set up for big YT and 50# Tuna.
  152. Fleet

    Avet vs Accurate Reels

    My next couple reels will be Accurates. Once i blow out my Pro Gear CS ill probably end up with a Valiant 300. I know many that use it as a 40# set up with 50 MC but it would most lilely be a daily driver 20/30# for me.
  153. Fleet

    Spectra recommendation for saltist 50

    Id probably go with Jerry Brown 80#. Should get over 400 yards. Maybe 65# and get over 500 yards.
  154. Fleet

    Flags At the 9 Mile Bank

    Yeah that would explain the swordfishing boat in the area wouldn't it? It just looked out of place out there.
  155. Fleet

    Flags At the 9 Mile Bank

    Thanks guys.
  156. Fleet

    Flags At the 9 Mile Bank

    Flags were black with red buoys around them. Afternoon bite for BFT was good. I went out with light gear looking for YT/Dorado for my sister who is having a party tonight. I had heard that they were holding on Paddy's just passed the 33 line. I always have great luck prospecting that area...
  157. Fleet

    Flags At the 9 Mile Bank

    They were all over. Everytime i would see something move it would end up being a flag. Just started to annoy me. LMAO.
  158. Fleet

    Modern jig slinger

    You may want to test out a Tranx. If you are not feeling a Trinidad 20 you may not like it. Its a really big reel. Have you thought about Accurate? Penn Torque 25N or the Fathom 25N are great casting reels.
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    Flags At the 9 Mile Bank

    So i never really fished that area last summer. Yesterday i worked the area underneath the 178 in the afternoon and it was really good fishing for BFT. Lots of life out there. Bonito underneath shitloads of baby porpoise mixed in with Seals working bait. Headed over to the upper 9 to see how...
  160. Fleet

    Modern jig slinger

    I cant imagine using my Tranx on Calico's. Id look at the Lexa 400. But even that is a little overkill on Calico. But its great if you are using a heavy top shot and need to pull them out of the kelp.
  161. Fleet

    need a small reel for rock cods

    Little daiwa STTLW30HA with 300 yards of 65 maxcuatro.
  162. Fleet

    Which reel for a Calstar 800MH?

    Man thats definitely a reel i would consider. Thats a sweet set up man. lol
  163. Fleet

    Which reel for a Calstar 800MH?

    Torque would be nice for sure. I was thinking accurate as well. I really like those little Dauntless reels.
  164. Fleet

    Which reel for a Calstar 800MH?

    Penn Fathom 25LD2N
  165. Fleet

    65 lb vs 80 lb braid

    80 PP on mine.
  166. Fleet

    thanks to the dipshit who hit my trailer at shelter island

    Yeah ive putting off fishing until the wind stops. Its been bad the last few days. I asked because i wanted to go out today but i knew it would be blown out with all the wind up here in Solana Beach. It was the same this time last year as well. Soon it will be 90 degrees and humid. No wind.
  167. Fleet

    thanks to the dipshit who hit my trailer at shelter island

    That sucks. Was it a shitty day because of the wind by any chance?
  168. Fleet

    Thoughts on the Lexa HD 400?

    Id say up t0 30 pounds. Tougher on a paddle handle most likely. I use the power handle.
  169. Fleet

    Thoughts on the Lexa HD 400?

    Theres a clutch lever flange design flaw on the 400. The secondary flange leaves a large gap where saltwater can get in. And sometimes that can corrode the drive gears/shaft and the roller clutch.
  170. Fleet

    Makaira vs Talica vs HX5/2 Raptor

    Look at the Accurate DX2 600.
  171. Fleet

    Makaira vs Talica vs HX5/2 Raptor

    I looked at all of those. Ended up with a VSX16. Loaded it up with Jerry Brown and im ready to go. However im not sure if its the right set up for you on a sport boat. It may be. I chose the reel with my own boat in mind and ability to chase down fish. But it came highly recommended here. Good...
  172. Fleet

    Anybody know what happened on the New Lo Ann today?

    "Markus live from the New Lo-An out of Point Loma Sportfishing. Not such a great trip as they lost a good friend. It all started out before sun up with Chuck Kim hooking into what might have been a personal best bluefin tuna. Unfortunately he had a cardiac arrest during the battle. I'm sure we...
  173. Fleet

    Anybody know what happened on the New Lo Ann today?

    Godspeed Chuck. Anyone know the age of Chuck?
  174. Fleet

    Thoughts on the Lexa HD 400?

    I use 65 MC on the 400 and 50 MC on the 300. I think thats over 350 yards on the 400. Maybe close to 280 or so on the 300.
  175. Fleet

    Thoughts on the Lexa HD 400?

    I use Maxcuatro.
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    Thoughts on the Lexa HD 400?

    Yellowtail in the 30s. YFT in the 40s. And with ease. I have one on a PSW809XHJ and thats a jig set up. I had the other one set up on a Terez for live bait and used it as a 30# set up for Tuna and Big YT. But i sold that one. I have a 300 HD set up on the lightest Terez. Which is exactly what...
  177. Fleet

    Thoughts on the Lexa HD 400?

    Way to much reel for both imo. You can use it on jumbo YT no problem. Tuna as well up to 60 pounds. I would strongly suggest a Lexa 300 for the application you are thinking about. Or use the 400 as a kelp cutter for bigger YT. 40 pound flouro topshot. Perfect for paddies as well. I use a Lexa...
  178. Fleet

    Alaska Fish Species Bucket List

    Giant Ling's
  179. Fleet

    Reel to pair with a Super Seeker 804? Good, Better and Best?

    Reels that come to mind Used USA made CS550 Pro Gear Okuma Metaloid 5n or Avet SXJ Boss Valiant 300
  180. Fleet

    What size Gear for BFT

    Fathom LD2 30, 40, 60 Tranx Penn VSX16
  181. Fleet

    For Casting Big Poppers For Big Tuna - Talica 20 or Avet HXJ ?

    Well i agree with most that strapping in a large rod will be a struggle. I strap in on 7 foot or less if i have to. I dont have a rail that i get to use like sportboats have. One of the reason i use shorter rods. I have a VSX16 and a Fathom 60LD2 that i can strap in with. Otherwise ill just use...
  182. Fleet

    For Casting Big Poppers For Big Tuna - Talica 20 or Avet HXJ ?

    My bad. Looks like they have been discontinued. Charkbait carries something similar. Lugless Reel Brackets. They come in colors.
  183. Fleet

    For Casting Big Poppers For Big Tuna - Talica 20 or Avet HXJ ?

    GS Brackets http://www.alltackle.com/get_strapped_bracket.htm
  184. Fleet

    For Casting Big Poppers For Big Tuna - Talica 20 or Avet HXJ ?

    I use a Tranx. But if i ever go straight conventional it will be an Accurate dx2-500.
  185. Fleet

    Phenix Black Diamond vs Black Diamond Hybrid

    My venture into the Hybrid series came because they didnt offer a 30-80 XH 8 footer in the Black Diamond. They have that in a 9 footer though. And the Hybrid 809XH is much thicker than the BD 909XHJ which is also rated 30-80 like the 8 foot Hybrid. I think the Hybrids are heavier rods while the...
  186. Fleet

    Your Most Memorable Day Of Fishing

    June 23 1985. Cheers man.
  187. Fleet

    Website issues???

    I own 2 forums. It happens. Usually a server issue.
  188. Fleet

    Your Most Memorable Day Of Fishing

    Cheers to your dad. I too lost mine when i was 16. He raised me on the water. We used to hand line Thresher sharks sailing to Catalina a few times a year.
  189. Fleet

    Your Most Memorable Day Of Fishing

    Thats a dream of mine to hook up on a massive Halibut. Ive got some nice halibut but nothing too big. Its by far my favorite eating fish. I need to book a trip in Alaska.
  190. Fleet

    Your Most Memorable Day Of Fishing

    This was a good day for me. My most memorable for sure. Size of the fish caught that day weren't that big but it was wide open with money on the line. It wasnt really about individuals. If someone on your boat hooked up you were trying like crazy to help that person. It was a team effort with...
  191. Fleet

    Input Needed: Which 8 FT Jig Stick

    Its a beast of a backbone. IMO not a YT rod. This is a big Tuna jig stick and yes i use 50 flouro over 80 PP Maxcuatro on the Tranx. I use a Tranx on a 7 foot Black diamond XH and love that set up for yoyo. For YT i use a Lexa 400 on a Black Diamond 809XHJ. I dont want to completely overpower...
  192. Fleet

    jig stick

    Ive got a Tranx on the Black Diamond Hybrid 809XH and love it. Its a big reel. Perfect pairing on that rod. They make a 8'6 but i think its slightly lighter.
  193. Fleet

    Input Needed: Which 8 FT Jig Stick

    I had the Black Diamond 809 XHJ but the Tranx just felt top heavy on it. Grip is too thin. Now i have my Lexa 400 on the 809XHJ and its perfect. I ended up getting a PHD-809XH for the Tranx and love it. Its a heavy set up for sure. Thats my big tuna jig stick. For Dorado and YT as well as Tuna...
  194. Fleet

    Bit by bonito

    Probably "Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae". Fish Handlers Disease.
  195. Fleet

    Jerry Brown hollow core ...is it really that good?

    Im thinking about knitting a sweater out of it because its so soft.
  196. Fleet

    Rod for the HX Raptor Calstar or Phenix

    Ive got a couple of the Axis rods. You may want to go see how it feels first. The grips are massive on the heavier models. Ive got the 720H and 720XH. I bought the 720X2H at first for my Fathom 60 and it felt like it was too big for the reel. The grip was ridiculously huge. Ended up putting the...
  197. Fleet

    Best braid for casting

    Power Pro for me.
  198. Fleet

    Bit by bonito

    Definitely the slime. I had a bunch of cuts on my hands get infected after handing Macks all summer 30 years ago. I went to see Dr Ned Chambers in Point Loma. He had dealt with it a ton. Knew right away it was the slime.
  199. Fleet

    Everything's Changed on Me?

    I own 6 Terez rods and love them. But not the trolling rods. I use the short Tallus rods and for 250 i think they are great value.
  200. Fleet

    Info about my vintage rod?

    Yes case closed. Its a Dynaflex.
  201. Fleet

    Mission bay marina boats being robbed.

    Be so easy to set these guys up.
  202. Fleet

    Mission bay marina boats being robbed.

    Yeah i was heading out to the kelp beds to get away from the traffic. That boat has a cool shape with the enclosed hard top.
  203. Fleet

    Info about my vintage rod?

    Dynaflex?
  204. Fleet

    Mission bay marina boats being robbed.

    Haha i saw you on the water yesterday. I loved your boat name and bloody letters. I gave you guys a thumbs up ;) You were right outside Quivira next to Mission Point Park.
  205. Fleet

    Mission bay marina boats being robbed.

    This person is actually a member here. Fishaholic32. And i believe the owner of SD Tackle Exchange. Seems to be fairly legit imo.
  206. Fleet

    Mission bay marina boats being robbed.

    Ive got this guys info if you need it. Address etc. I just dont want to post it online. He may very well be a legit vendor.
  207. Fleet

    Penn FTH60LD2 vs. Shimano TLD30/2- trolling application

    LMAO. I could never figure it out. I thought they cut them off after production or something. It always bothered me that it was designed like that. Ive tried so many ways to get them to pop up. I never once thought that they just came up by pulling them because they were so stuck in. I thought...
  208. Fleet

    Penn FTH60LD2 vs. Shimano TLD30/2- trolling application

    What the hell? I own the 60 and always wondered why they cut the lugs. lol Ive never even had the rod on my boat. Are you saying the lugs pop out? I had no idea. I cant figure it out. How do you do that?
  209. Fleet

    Good times NPH

    I have that same boat. Same motor. Same red bottom paint. lol There is no way i could put 20 on board and still see bottom paint.
  210. Fleet

    Pro Gear?

    Not USA made.
  211. Fleet

    Mayday.....Mayday

    Is that a DeLorme epirb they are using?
  212. Fleet

    Mayday.....Mayday

    That was some intense egress protocol by the CG. Red faced chubby guy with the devil horns acting like a drunk tool. Probably going full speed and caught air on a swell. Broke apart on impact. I have an older whaler. So i wont be jumping waves anymore. lol
  213. Fleet

    Yoyo set up advice

    2nd the PSW-700XH. I use a Tranx on it. Perfect.
  214. Fleet

    Was about Wahoo on kelps (but the thread has been jacked)

    If you're not cheatin....you're not tryin. lol
  215. Fleet

    shimano flatfall hooks

    Charkbait Ultimates.
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    Was about Wahoo on kelps (but the thread has been jacked)

    Well for whats its worth.....south MLPA LJ yesterday was wide open with Rat Yellows. lol Despite the shitty water. Been hoping the local inshore spots would get better. So i was pleased to see some sort of activity locally. I think offshore is getting ready to open up.
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    Ripped off!

    My Marina is down there. Ill keep an eye out.
  218. Fleet

    Help with fish ID

    2nd dorsal is definitely not YFT. Its a Bigeye. Won the 91 Oceans Shootout Tournament with a 100 pounder. Thank You Dave Stephens and the Horizon. Won a ton of shit including a 16 day Red Rooster trip that i sold. Dave won a trip to Hawaii. All because we had the biggest fish out of 25 boats. I...
  219. Fleet

    Phoenix black diamond Axis HAX 909 30/80 Reviews

    Sweet. Have fun bruddah.
  220. Fleet

    Phoenix black diamond Axis HAX 909 30/80 Reviews

    Nice the handle compared to the other Axis models is the key upgrade imo. I owned the HAX-820XH for 2 days before i realized i should have checked them out in person. I wanted a big jig stick for these BFT but it just felt terrible. Ended up with a Hybrid 809XH instead. Love it. Wanted to stay...
  221. Fleet

    Bullet tuna on 3/4 dat boat?

    They were at the Whistler last summer.
  222. Fleet

    Phoenix black diamond Axis HAX 909 30/80 Reviews

    Well the Black diamond and axis are 2 different rods. Im confused a little. Are you referring to the new axis jig stick? You have to be i guess because i just didnt know they came in a 30/80. And only recently released the 9 foot. I have the BD 809XHJ and love it. Have a PHD-809XH Hybrid and...
  223. Fleet

    Point Loma Macrocyctis kelp beds??

    Up north the kelp is collapsing due to warm water and a purple urchin infestation. Im not sure if thats what is happening here though.
  224. Fleet

    Phenix Rod - Proteus Rods - Daiwa Saltist Reels - Shimano Rods - Penn Senator Reels

    Actually the 30 and the Rod are all i have left. But i dont want to separate them.
  225. Fleet

    Lexa 400 - Bluefin Setup

    Heres the Lexa on the 809XHJ. Tranx on a PHD-809XH. Another Tranx on a PSW-700XH. And the NACL on the PSW-808MH.
  226. Fleet

    Lexa 400 - Bluefin Setup

    Ive got mine on an 809XHJ and its perfect. Tranx on a PHD-809XH. NACL60 on a PSW-808MH. All of them feel perfect. Maxcuatro on all of those reels to get more line on the spool.
  227. Fleet

    LEXA 300 vs 400 line cap

    That 30 pound topshot is probably the equivalent of 150 pound braid as far as diameter goes. So you have 200 yards of 50# braid and probably close to 30 yards of 150# braid. You are probably closer to 300 yards of the suffix if you went straight through on the 50. I dont use that long a top shot...
  228. Fleet

    New Reel Help For BFT Brutes Please

    I have all the Fathom 2 Speeds and love them. But for 200# BFT im pulling out my VSX16.
  229. Fleet

    Which Manufacture makes the best freespooling reels

    For me its the Fathom.
  230. Fleet

    1994 Boston Whaler Outrage 21 Sold

    Awesome. Id love to get the name of that surveyor when i sell my whaler.
  231. Fleet

    1994 Boston Whaler Outrage 21 Sold

    Curious on the selling price? It lasted a while and i was wondering if you would have to come off that price even more. Congrats on the sell. I loved that boat.
  232. Fleet

    Tommy Lee, on the Gail Force

    RIP Motley Crue
  233. Fleet

    NEW phenix axis jig sticks????

    Wasnt that a 700?
  234. Fleet

    beginner popper setup

    Billy at Mahi tackle was saying that as far as the lower end priced gear goes...that the Shimano Saragosa spinner is a good buy.
  235. Fleet

    beginner popper setup

    The last thing i want to do is invest more money into another set up. I just put together a big jigstick set up without thinking i would need too specialized of gear for these poppers. PHD-809XH with a Tranx is what im going with but i know it will be tough to toss a popper with that set up. So...
  236. Fleet

    Can we see another great fishing season like 2015?

    My uncle Dons old charter found the BFT this morning but the big news is all the 20 pound YFT they spotted. Could be headed this way. Not sure where they were but im sure they are in that 302 area.
  237. Fleet

    Saltist BG30H on Proteus 76MF

    Also have a Daiwa VIP 270 for sale. $75
  238. Fleet

    Maxcuatro - Bombing Poppers and Knot Choices- Keep or Discard?!

    I had all sorts of problems with my Tranx/65MC at first. Took it to Kevan at Bluewater tackle and he said the line wasnt on tight enough. And thst i should have taped it to the spool first. So he put it back on for me and bombs away. Of course i havnt thrown a popper yet with my Tranx. But i...
  239. Fleet

    Halco Roosta Poppers on sale at Cabela's

    The 4.5 inch yozuri 3D sashimi poppers in blue mackeral are 65% off at TD. http://www.tackledirect.com/yo-zuri-sashimi-3d-popper-r1071-cpbm-chameleon-blue-mackerel.html
  240. Fleet

    Saltist BG30H on Proteus 76MF

    Used on one trip. 250$
  241. Fleet

    Halco Roosta Poppers on sale at Cabela's

    Descriptions of the poppers ans what they do. http://halcotackle.com/brand/halco-hard-body-lures/roosta-popper/
  242. Fleet

    Halco Roosta Poppers on sale at Cabela's

    Thanks man. Picked up some of those single hooked Williamson's.
  243. Fleet

    Calstar / Phenix rod for a Tranx 500PG?

    Actually just spent around 10 minutes on the phone with Phenix. Didnt get the name of the rod builder but he did say that he also uses the Lexa 400 on the XHJ. Ive been questioning my decision to buy the HAX82XH ever since i got it since its so thick and heavy. He said the 909XHJ Black Diamond...
  244. Fleet

    Calstar / Phenix rod for a Tranx 500PG?

    Take your tranx to the shop and put it on the 809XHJ. See how it feels. I wouldnt be surprised if you thought the grip was to thin for it. If the grip from the 700XH was on that rod it would be ideal. I dont like the fact that after throwing jigs for hours that my wrist hurts from the reel...
  245. Fleet

    Calstar / Phenix rod for a Tranx 500PG?

    Casting bait yes. I wouldn't use it as a surface jig stick. The Tranx on that stick with live bait is fun as hell on bigger fish. On a jig stick i would probably use the 909XHJ. Some like the Tranx HG on the 809XHJ but like i said it felt really lopsided on that thin grip. I think the butt of...
  246. Fleet

    Calstar / Phenix rod for a Tranx 500PG?

    Yep. Its incredible. It beats the shit out of monster YT. I have yet to use it on bigger tuna but i cant wait. Its so light. IMO a perfect pairing. Beats the hell out of big WSB as well on live bait.
  247. Fleet

    Which Rod: Penn 16 VSX?

    I just picked one up. But i have it on a short little Terez TZC59XXHSBBLK.
  248. Fleet

    BEST POPPERS FOR THE MONEY

    I like Halco. Lexa 400 and 300 cast the smallest ones a mile. Perfect for all the little football YFT last summer. But ive got the Jumbo Halcos for larger Tuna. Yo Zuri Sashimi Bulls have been killing it as well.
  249. Fleet

    Calstar / Phenix rod for a Tranx 500PG?

    I had the Tranx on an 809XHJ but the grip is so skinny that the reel made it feel top heavy. I have a bad wrist so it actually started to hurt as the reel was trying to spin the rod in my hand. So i moved my Lexa 400 to the 809XHJ and love it. I use my 2 Tranx for surface jigs and the other for...
  250. Fleet

    Pacific Queen Trip Report - Pair of 200 lb. Bluefin from 6/2 Overnighter - Joe Sarmiento Article

    Thats great news. Give me more confidence in the reel with a fish that big.
  251. Fleet

    friday a down day all over

    My buddy was on the San Diego today. Got one of the 100# fish.
  252. Fleet

    Big bluefin on the iron

    I did it on a few other colors. I have a few with regular Tuna hook singles. Bunch of the treble mints etc. But i heard these assist hooks on the mint were working on BFT so i figured i might as well have all the bases covered as far as irons go. I cleaned out my local tackle shops popper...
  253. Fleet

    Big bluefin on the iron

    Gonna give these a go.
  254. Fleet

    Big bluefin on the iron

    Tranx on a HAX82XH
  255. Fleet

    Pacific Queen Trip Report - Pair of 200 lb. Bluefin from 6/2 Overnighter - Joe Sarmiento Article

    I have it for 70-100 pound models on a jumbo HAX82XH. Ill use that set up for schools of 200 pounders but im not sure i would have a chance. Ive got 65 pound maxcuatro backing on it. I guess i have as good a chance as any since i can chase a fish down on my boat. Its essentially a Trinidad 20.
  256. Fleet

    Best jig rod to match with Trinidad 20 DC?

    Its stiff. Its a stiff rod. I love mine. Casts everything.
  257. Fleet

    Pacific Queen Trip Report - Pair of 200 lb. Bluefin from 6/2 Overnighter - Joe Sarmiento Article

    LOL yep thats little Ed. He was the only one up and awak fishing with me for sandbass at 3 am before we would head out to the islands. And would never shut up. He clearly had a screw loose. Great guy though. I would catch around 30 sandbass and then go to the islands and catch giant YT and...
  258. Fleet

    Pacific Queen Trip Report - Pair of 200 lb. Bluefin from 6/2 Overnighter - Joe Sarmiento Article

    OP was using a Tranx. Which i have as well but im not sure a Tranx would be able to take BFT.
  259. Fleet

    Star Paraflex vs Talus Blue Water

    Ill send you a PM
  260. Fleet

    Star Paraflex vs Talus Blue Water

    Yeah id prefer cash. I might be able to put them both in one container that i got an extra heavy rod in. But having someone pick them up would be easier for me. I dont know what shipping would cost. Im assuming $30 or so. I want 75 each. They are new basically. The extra heavy on one trip that i...
  261. Fleet

    Star Paraflex vs Talus Blue Water

    I love Tallus rods. But have recently upgraded all of them to Terez rods. Just a lot thinner. Ive still got a few of the Tallus rods. Including that heavy. It absolutely crushed YT's. I used it as a 40 pound set up. Tuna from 30-60 would be great on it. Im selling both the heavy and the extra...
  262. Fleet

    Pacific Queen Trip Report - Pair of 200 lb. Bluefin from 6/2 Overnighter - Joe Sarmiento Article

    That boat is blessed. I think the spirit of Big Ed is why that boat always finds them. He taught me how to fish. Let me go on his boat every day in the summer when the PQ was an overnight Coronado's boat. Helped his son eddie scrub down after fishing and i got all the free fishing and food i...
  263. Fleet

    Boat survey needed

    Douglas Emley Marine Surveyor 3802 Rosecrans St. #285 San Diego, CA 92110 619-993-9800 FAX 866-268-9176
  264. Fleet

    Shimano Trinidad tn10a vs Accurate Valiant

    I love my US made CS550. I heard the new ones are great by other members. But had no idea the Vengence reels were made in Taiwan. I called Pro Gear. They are'nt made in China. I assumed they were US made.
  265. Fleet

    Shimano Trinidad tn10a vs Accurate Valiant

    After all the discussion about the new pro gears they should probably be added to the mix. The price makes it even more attractive. Im seriously thinking about getting the v20.
  266. Fleet

    Conventional reel issues with braid

    Make sure the braid is put on tight. If you do it yourself and its sort of spongey it will cause problems. I take my reels to the local tackle shop and have them put the reel on the spooler and use the glove to get it really tight.
  267. Fleet

    Tiny Conventional Reels

    Thanks Huck. I dont see the 550 listed. Is it similar to the 551?
  268. Fleet

    Tiny Conventional Reels

    Whats the drag on the 501? I would imagine the 550 is the same if not maybe a little beefier.
  269. Fleet

    Tiny Conventional Reels

    That V20 does it come in silver? Or only black?
  270. Fleet

    Tiny Conventional Reels

    Im going to take the 15 mono off of it and put a backing on it. Then use it as a 20# set up. I bought it a year ago on ebay and couldn't find any specs on it. I know its an older reel so i figured it was maybe a 12 pound max drag reel. Still dont know the specs on it.
  271. Fleet

    Tiny Conventional Reels

    Anyone have the specs on the cs series. Pro Gear?
  272. Fleet

    Tiny Conventional Reels

    Fucking adorable. lol. Ill have to look for one. I use that little 550 as my 15 pound reel.
  273. Fleet

    Tiny Conventional Reels

    Damn i cant even imagine that. lol Its so small already. And the handle is enormous for how small it is.
  274. Fleet

    Tiny Conventional Reels

    Little work of art.
  275. Fleet

    Tiny Conventional Reels

    Narrow versions of the 550?
  276. Fleet

    Tiny Conventional Reels

    No levelwind or baitcasters. Smallest i can think of are the Fathom 15LD2 and Pro Gear CS550. Can it get smaller than that 550?
  277. Fleet

    Mint Tady 45 New Color?

    So Tady just got back to me and the official word is that they make 2 different colors of Mint. Ive never used or even seen the dark mint until now. But the light mint has been my top Iron for years. Its fail proof.
  278. Fleet

    Mint Tady 45 New Color?

    Yep thats it. So basically Tady is selling 2 mint colors then?
  279. Fleet

    Mint Tady 45 New Color?

    Well i hope they continue to make both colors and this darker green isnt a replacement for the light mint. My best fishing has come on the light. Ill have to give the darker a try. But in the event that they are moving towards a darker mint i ordered 5 more lighter mints on Amazon. lol
  280. Fleet

    Mint Tady 45 New Color?

    Melton sells that one as a Mint. Just a really dark mint i guess. The 2 mint colors are completely different imo. http://www.meltontackle.com/products/tady-45-irons.html
  281. Fleet

    Phenix BD PSW 809xhj vs UC CE 80 Monster

    I have the XHJ paired with a Lexa 400 and love it. Very light. The grip is super skinny though. So i needed a light reel to keep it from feeling top heavy. The 400 was a perfect fit. Throws all of those Irons perfectly. I had a Tranx on it but it just didnt feel right with that big a reel. So i...
  282. Fleet

    Mint Tady 45 New Color?

    To me personally its just not mint. As long as it swims im sure it works but its just odd that i cant find that color anywhere. Its similar to the green in the wounded soldier though.
  283. Fleet

    Mint Tady 45 New Color?

    Definitely. I just cant imagine this particular tackle shop selling copies of Tady 45's.
  284. Fleet

    Mint Tady 45 New Color?

    Ive been adding to my iron collection and ordered a few Mint Tady 45 that came in the usual light mint color. At a local tackle shop yesterday they had this darker color and i was told its mint. But its darker. Treble hook is heavier as well. The Green Sardine is much darker than this darker...
  285. Fleet

    Phenix Rod - Proteus Rods - Daiwa Saltist Reels - Shimano Rods - Penn Senator Reels

    Still Available Proteus 76 MF with Daiwa Saltist 30 with 300 Yards of 20# CXX Used one trip. $250 for combo. Penn Legion Inshore Rod1530C70 - Used once $50 2 Brand New never used Penn senator 113 H2LW w/ new 60# CXX Line - $85 each
  286. Fleet

    Good 30 lb setup

    Yep Penn Fathom 25NLD2
  287. Fleet

    PSW-909XHJ vs PSW-809XHJ

    Yeah you are right. I should have just gone that route. But i want the rod now. lol. Ive heard it takes up to 4 weeks for a rod to get made. I may use the HAX82 for a summer and then sell it. LIke you said its the blank i like and not the grip.
  288. Fleet

    PSW-909XHJ vs PSW-809XHJ

    I ordered 3 Axis rods a few days ago. The 72XH and 72H. For my Fathom 60 and 40 LD2. I wanted a heavier jig stick for my Tranx so i ordered the HAX 82XH. 30-80. I figured due to how thick the Axis are the 82 XH would make a perfect pairing for the Tranx. But when i looked at the Black Diamond...
  289. Fleet

    PSW-909XHJ vs PSW-809XHJ

    Ok thats what i wanted to know. Thanks.
  290. Fleet

    PSW-909XHJ vs PSW-809XHJ

    Just wondering if the 909 has the feel of the heavier rod. Say the target is 70 pound BFT on the iron would the 909 be the better choice. Is the top say 3 feet of the rod the same thickness as the 808? Or is it a beefier tip?? I should just go look at them but im up i in Solana Beach and dont...
  291. Fleet

    PSW-909XHJ vs PSW-809XHJ

    I own the 809. I was wondering if anyone owns both of these or would know how much heavier the 909 is. Its a 30-80 rod compared to the 809 which is 25-60. Im actually moving my Lexa 400HD to the 809 and wanting something bigger(Heavier) for my Tranx. Especially with the bigger BFT running...
  292. Fleet

    Need a recommendation

    Ive got 65 on mine. Its my 40 pound rig on a Terez.
  293. Fleet

    BFT at 9 mile bank?

    Ive got all the latest reports and yes the BFT are local but its not the 9 mile bank thats holding them. At least thats not the intel i have.
  294. Fleet

    BFT at 9 mile bank?

    Wonder if a Tranx + 809XHJ is enough for throwing iron on these 70 pound BFT.
  295. Fleet

    It got away. Next time ideas?

    Used to sail from Dana to Catalina a few times a year growing up. Must have caught over 1000 Thresher sharks. That would be my guess.
  296. Fleet

    San Diego Rockfishing gear?

    Depends. Ripping current heading downhill will require heavy weight.
  297. Fleet

    1st BFT - Daiwa Pacific Overnighter 5/27

    Ok sweet. Thats exactly what i needed to hear. Was hoping it was thicker than the PSW-700XH. Which is my main yoyo set up for big fish. Im going to use the Axis 72XH and 720X2H on Fathom 40/2 and 60/2 reels. Ordered both rods last night.
  298. Fleet

    1st BFT - Daiwa Pacific Overnighter 5/27

    Im just curious that avet is a good sized reel. And ive never seen an Axis but own quite a few Black Diamonds. Just wondering if that Avet feels big on that XH rod. Ive heard the Axis rods are very thin. Thinking about getting an Axis 72XH for a Fathom 40N2. But im afraid it may be to bulky of a...
  299. Fleet

    Jigstick 2.0

    I use the Phenix Black Diamond 8 footers and love them. Super strong and light.
  300. Fleet

    comfy deck shoes while fishing

    Haha awesome.
  301. Fleet

    Thoughts on fighting belts

    If i use a belt it will be on big fish where i need a harness. I have this one.
  302. Fleet

    Trolling Rod for Fathom 40N

    I have a brand new XH Bluewater Carnage. 7 foot. For sale. Also a 5 1/2 foot Diawa VIP 6455xxh. Brand new.
  303. Fleet

    comfy deck shoes while fishing

    Smoking hot in the summer i just wear Reef Fanning flips flops with gum soles. Fuck they have a bottle opener on the bottom of them. Cant beat that. Otherwise im wearing Gill low boots.
  304. Fleet

    Braid..What Do You Use

    Just put 100# JB on today. Its smooth and soft. Feels like a high quality rope. lol
  305. Fleet

    Fathom 2 speed reels are on sale in Tackledirect.com

    I own all of these reels. Love them. Those are great prices for the 30/40. Cheaper than Amazon. Amazon has the other models for a lot less than TD's price. The little 15 is my main 20 pound reel.
  306. Fleet

    LEXA 300 vs 400 line cap

    Such a great rod the 808mh. I use my 400 on it. Its a perfect combo. I use a Tranx on the XHJ. Those are my 2 main jig sticks. The rod im trying to sell is the Phenix M1 ML.
  307. Fleet

    Braid..What Do You Use

    Lexa 300 - Maxcuatro Lexa 400 - Maxcuatro NACL 60 - Maxcuatro Tranx - Maxcuatro Tranx - Maxcuatro Fathom15LD2 - PP Fathom25LD2 - PP Fathom30LD2 - PP Fathom40LD2 - PP Fathom60LD2 - Jerry Brown Saltist 20 - PP Saltist 30 - PP Penn VSX16 - Jerry Brown
  308. Fleet

    YFT

    Mexican waters. All of the Tuna.
  309. Fleet

    40-50# rod??

    I use a PSW-700XH and love it. Ive got a Tranx on it now for yoyo but i wouldnt hesitate to put one of my Fathoms on it.
  310. Fleet

    Got a Daiwa Lexa HD 300; Shimano vs. Okuma rod?

    Maybe its just me. I dont like using heavy rods inshore on the kelp. Unless its a kelpcutter rig. I usually go with a 10-25 or lighter when im targeting bass. The M1 rods are as stiff as it gets.
  311. Fleet

    Got a Daiwa Lexa HD 300; Shimano vs. Okuma rod?

    SMX-711ML For $120 barely used. Cant beat that. Perfect inshore set up. That was my go to kelp paddy dodo set up last year. 300 yards of 50 maxcuatro on that reel. Perfect for lighter surface iron as well as live bait. http://www.tackledirect.com/phenix-smx-711ml-m1-inshore-baitcasting-rod.html
  312. Fleet

    Got a Daiwa Lexa HD 300; Shimano vs. Okuma rod?

    Ive got a Phenix m1 ML711 for sale. Perfect rod for that reel.
  313. Fleet

    Inexpensive Surface iron rod

    I sold most of my proteus rods. All my jig sticks are Black Diamonds now.
  314. Fleet

    Megabait, Coltsniper, or ?

    I ran into schools of YFT last year that would not bite sardines. Only anchovies. I called in boats and those who came in from Oceanside only had sardines. They had to watch all of us MB boats with anchovies catch the fish. Ive read reports of tuna only eating little 2 inch chovies so far this...
  315. Fleet

    Inexpensive Surface iron rod

    I had that rod and sold it. Bought almost all the proteus rods as backups for friends to use. But they are always to busy to go. The limited time i used that rod i had a lot of fun with it. The backbone on the proteus rods is so strong that it kicks big fish's ass. The XHF would handle 80-100...
  316. Fleet

    Inexpensive Surface iron rod

    PSX-908
  317. Fleet

    LEXA 300 vs 400 line cap

    I think close to 300. I just sold my 2nd 300. Ive been using my NACL 60 more than the 300 though. Holds more line. Little bigger. If the 300 is too small and the 400 too big the NACL 60 is perfect. Its like a 350 reel. I use mine on a Terez rod. Its awesome. Hard to find NACLs now. The new Beast...
  318. Fleet

    LEXA 300 vs 400 line cap

    Use Maxcuatro. Thats what i use on both. And on my Tranx'.
  319. Fleet

    The board is smoking fast today

    Should have gone with my guy ;)
  320. Fleet

    Megabait, Coltsniper, or ?

    Ahi Deception or Shimano Colt Sniper.
  321. Fleet

    1994 Boston Whaler Outrage 21 Sold

    When this boat was first advertised wasn't there closer to 350 hours on the motor?
  322. Fleet

    The Maximus

    I kept hearing some strange radio talk yesterday between a Motherlode and Silver Bullet. Talking about souls on board etc. It was strange and as if they were talking in code. But they kept going back and forth for hours. It didn't seem like a regular fishing discussion.
  323. Fleet

    Looking to buy White Poly Cutting Board

    I ordered a 3/4" X 24" X 54" sheet of Starboard on Ebay for 135 delivered.
  324. Fleet

    FS Phenix M1 Rod - Penn Bluewater Carnage XH - New Senator Reels

    Phenix M1 is still available. Was pending but person didnt want to drive down.
  325. Fleet

    What Reel Would You Use For This Application

    Ive read on other fishing store sites that its 600 yards of 100# braid. Thats what im expecting at least. I picked up some Jerry Brown and it wasnt cheap. Was going to go with 500 braid and a good chunk or mono top. Probably 80.
  326. Fleet

    What Reel Would You Use For This Application

    Im a little confused about the line ratings. Anyone know why the 16VSX holds more 100# braid than the 30VSX?
  327. Fleet

    Bluefin carnage commences..

    Fish doped.
  328. Fleet

    What Reel Would You Use For This Application

    Yeah i was just a little skeptical of the Fathom 60 on 150 pound BFT. I figured i should have something like a VSX/Makaira. Chose the VSX because of the price and reputation. And its made in the USA. Put it on a little 6 foot rod. Im not on a sportboat so i dont need a longer rod for the rail.
  329. Fleet

    Wtb pink fishing rod and pink/purple reel for my daughter

    Put the pink Avet on this. http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&toolid=10001&campid=5336488034&icep_item=152073114843
  330. Fleet

    Wtb pink fishing rod and pink/purple reel for my daughter

    http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&toolid=10001&campid=5336488034&icep_item=222110096312
  331. Fleet

    Wtb pink fishing rod and pink/purple reel for my daughter

    http://www.landbigfish.com/Castaway/Castaway-Ladies-Casting-Rods.cfm
  332. Fleet

    What Reel Would You Use For This Application

    I ordered the VSX 16 2 minutes ago. $450.
  333. Fleet

    FS Phenix M1 Rod - Penn Bluewater Carnage XH - New Senator Reels

    ML still available. Pending sale called and couldn't make it down from LA. 300, Tallus and Phenix 79H are pending sale today.
  334. Fleet

    WTB- Phenix PSW-808MH 15-40#

    Good luck. I just ordered one. lol Waited for one to pop up here. Nothing.
  335. Fleet

    What Reel Would You Use For This Application

    Im glad you mentioned the harness lugs because i keep seeing pics of that reel without the Lugs. Jigging world shows lugs. So i thought maybe they had an older model. I need the lugs because i just got a harness.
  336. Fleet

    FS Phenix M1 Rod - Penn Bluewater Carnage XH - New Senator Reels

    Only reels. Working with someone on the Lexa at the moment.
  337. Fleet

    FS Phenix M1 Rod - Penn Bluewater Carnage XH - New Senator Reels

    Phenix M1 SMX-711ML - Use 2 Times - $130 Brand New Penn CARBW700XH Bluewater Carnage -75$ 2 Brand New never used Penn senator 113 H2LW w/ new 60# CXX Line - $85 each NWT Daiwa VIP 6455XXH 40-130 Rod - $75 Penn Legion Inshore Rod1530C70 - Used once $50
  338. Fleet

    What Reel Would You Use For This Application

    Thanks for that Tunanorth. I think i read that last summer. Might have even been on Fish Dope? This is exactly why im having this dilemma. These monsters were at the 43 fathom. But they were not being caught by private boats like myself. It was anchored up sport boats and im not sure why they...
  339. Fleet

    What Reel Would You Use For This Application

    My largest reel is a Penn Fathom 60LD2. Im assuming thats enough. Ive got all the Fathoms. And a handful of the large baitcasters. I should be covered. I just wasnt sure if the Fathom 40/60 would typically hold up on the bigger Blues. I have never cuaght a big bluefin. Nothing over 60 pounds...
  340. Fleet

    Reel suggestions for 40 lb

    Was going to suggest a Penn Fathom LD 2 as well. I use the 30 as my 40 set up. So great for how inexpensive they are.
  341. Fleet

    FS Proteus 76XH and Torium 30HG - Older International 50W

    Solana Beach. Torium is selling in a few minutes. 50W is pending.
  342. Fleet

    FS Proteus 76XH and Torium 30HG - Older International 50W

    Torium is pending sale tonight. Cheers.
  343. Fleet

    Xtra tuffs

    Exactly why i bought them. They look like van hitops. lol
  344. Fleet

    What Reel Would You Use For This Application

    Yeah ive got every Fathom 2 reel out and i think those alone would cover me. Couple Tranx as well. But last year they were hooking up with 160# Bluefin at the 43. Not sure im good with a Fathom 60ii on 160#.
  345. Fleet

    What Reel Would You Use For This Application

    Will we ever run into Tuna this size here within 60 miles is the only thing holding me up. I dont do sportfishing boats. But anything can happen and i want to be prepared for it is my thinking. Just wondering if i will ever even use it.
  346. Fleet

    What Reel Would You Use For This Application

    I can get that Mak20SEa on Tackle Direct for 550 and it comes with a $200 30 Solera reel. Charkbait will put braid on it but does anyone know if they will only put 300 yards of braid? Or will the fill it up?
  347. Fleet

    What Reel Would You Use For This Application

    Those 1:1 MK50IISEa are listed at 24 ounces. That cant be right. http://www.tackledirect.com/okuma-makaira-sea-2-speed-lever-drag-reels.html
  348. Fleet

    What Reel Would You Use For This Application

    Thanks for the input. That Mak20 is really affordable.
  349. Fleet

    FS Pro Gear 541 (black), Saltiga LD20ii, Sustain 4000FG

    I got a lot of hits on my Pro Gear on Craigslist after no interest here. Many here may be looking for newer stuff. Sold mine today.
  350. Fleet

    What Reel Would You Use For This Application

    Those are nice. The weight on that 30 is massive. But i like both of these. So you think im looking at reels that are a little small?
  351. Fleet

    What Reel Would You Use For This Application

    Target is 150# - 200# Tuna. Im looking at new reels. Thinking Tac25ii. Also looking at the 16VSX. Talica is lighter. What would you guys suggest. What is it you break out when you are in the thick of a school at that size?
  352. Fleet

    Xtra tuffs

    Im using Gill boots and they are great.
  353. Fleet

    FS Proteus 76XH and Torium 30HG - Older International 50W

    How are we going to do the transaction?
  354. Fleet

    My boat towing insurance with Boat US just expired

    Of course shes going to say you are covered for an additional 30 days. But i bet the small print somewhere states that they will only cover 50$ of that tow. And you are on the hook for the rest. Which would probably cost more than an annual membership.Trusting insurance companies is a huge...
  355. Fleet

    FS Proteus 76XH and Torium 30HG - Older International 50W

    Proteus 76XH is new with wrapper still on handle. 165$ Torium 30HG loaded with 80 PP Yellow - Used 1 day - $165 2 New Penn senator 113 H2LW w/ new 60# CXX Line - $100 each NWT Daiwa VIP 6455XXH 40-130 Rod - Paid $160 at Tackle Direct - Asking $85 Shimano Trevala TVC 70L Never been used -...
  356. Fleet

    New Penn Senators 113H2LW - Penn Intl 50W - Shimano/Daiwa Rods

    Lowered prices. Most of this is new gear and almost half off.
  357. Fleet

    New Penn Senators 113H2LW - Penn Intl 50W - Shimano/Daiwa Rods

    Lots of rash. But its in perfect working order. Bought it for 280. Never needed it. Line should probably be replaced. This is the line that came with it.
  358. Fleet

    New Penn Senators 113H2LW - Penn Intl 50W - Shimano/Daiwa Rods

    Ill get them out after i take my daughter to school. In around 90 minutes or so.
  359. Fleet

    New Penn Senators 113H2LW - Penn Intl 50W - Shimano/Daiwa Rods

    Im located in Solana Beach. And the Lexa is sold. Knew that would go fast.
  360. Fleet

    New Penn Senators 113H2LW - Penn Intl 50W - Shimano/Daiwa Rods

    Waiting to hear back. Ill let you know. Im not looking to mail it and go thorugh paypal. Pick up only.
  361. Fleet

    New Penn Senators 113H2LW - Penn Intl 50W - Shimano/Daiwa Rods

    I have too much gear. New stuff i bought when i got my boat and i wont use. Or have not used yet. Id like to sell some stuff because id rather use the money on 1 high end reel like a Talica. Heres what i got. All is new and never been fished accept for the Penn Rod which was used once and never...
  362. Fleet

    Trying to catch the elusive Rockfish,,,Any suggestions?

    Heavy Laser Minnows work great.
  363. Fleet

    Saltiga 35 2spd rod pairing

    I put a few Saltist BG's on the Proteus Rods for my friends to use on my boat. And they are really fun. Very thin and light rods. But may be stiff for your liking. I like rods that work the fish over. lol Thats why i have so many Black Diamond, Terez and Proteus rods. Id look at the black...
  364. Fleet

    Reel for Cousins Raze RSW 909T

    You left out the best pic. ;)
  365. Fleet

    Hey guys for those who have a shimano tranx

    I own 2. I love these reels for yoyo and big surface artificial baits. I target large fish with these. Tuna mainly. Jumbo YT as well. But a lexa 400 is fine for large YT also. This is a big reel. Its 20 ounces. And it dosnt feel like metal. It honestly does have a coated plastic feel to it. Im...
  366. Fleet

    Reel for Cousins Raze RSW 909T

    Yeah i would say the 400. The Tranx is big. Not sure though ive never seen a Raze 909T. Pretty sure the Tranx is basically the same size as a Trini 20. My Tranx is a pefect fit on a 809XH. Perfect pairing actually. I would imagine it a little big on a 20-40 rod. Its a huge reel. I only use that...
  367. Fleet

    What rod for yoyo

    I have a lot of fun with my Terez 70XH and a Tranx
  368. Fleet

    Everingham price increase.

    Yeah i was going to start asking around about that. Im at Driscoll. Its bad there i would imagine. Nevermind. lol
  369. Fleet

    Everingham price increase.

    I actually end up throwing bait back in the ocean if im done fishing and have leftovers. I moved my boat into a 25 foot slip. And being a 19 foot boat i have a ton of room. I have no issues with the price hike in bait. But i think it adding a bait receiver would be a smart thing for me to do now...
  370. Fleet

    Everingham price increase.

    Not surprised. Im slipped right next to the barge at MB. And they put a ton of work into the barge. I think they added a bunch of stalls. And really tried to stock up for the season. I dont mind paying more money if it means i dont have to worry about having bait whenever i want to go out. Last...
  371. Fleet

    Live well ?

    I dont ever go more than 1 scoop. And a 32 has plenty of room for a scoop. Take a pic of the tank and we should probably be able to figure it out.
  372. Fleet

    Live well ?

    I use an 1100 on a 32 gallon but i have around 10 feet of hose to travel. I have a ball valve at around 5 feet of hose to reduce if i need to. But in the summer when bait dosnt have enough time to cure in very warm water i run it at full go and dont lose any bait. I had to redo my set up after...
  373. Fleet

    Sunglasses question

    Kaenon Burnett. If you can handle dark brown/green that have a pair more than half price at Amazon. Great sunglasses.
  374. Fleet

    Surgeons knot for spectra to fluoro?

    Ive never had an issue with a double uni.
  375. Fleet

    Boat Fuel Tank Replacement

    Doing the work myself and with another BDer who has done numerous tank installs. Hes retired. Older gentlemen who has worked in the industry all his life. If i mentioned his name he would probably get a good mention. But ill keep it private. Thanks for the input guys. Vince will be making the...
  376. Fleet

    Boat Fuel Tank Replacement

    Whats up George. Its definitely not leaking. Its just something that should be done on these whalers from what im told. And the goal is to sell the boat and move up in size. The first thing someone will ask me is "Has the tank been replaced?" I wont be able to sell the boat with a 30 year old...
  377. Fleet

    Best Fit

    Well i had that Teramar....and i have many lexas as well as the Fathom. I had a Saltist BG 35H on the Teramar and it was nice. I just hated the deckhand grip so i picked up a Phenix BD. If i still had that rod i would have thought that the 400 didnt feel right on it. I would go with the 25N. I...
  378. Fleet

    Good shop for jigsticks and jigstick blanks

    Squidco isnt in LA though. Give Sav On Tackle a call. South LA. Or in Sam Dimas http://www.acidrod.com/index.html
  379. Fleet

    Enough is enough!

    All black looks great
  380. Fleet

    Is this rod okay for fishing yellowtail?

    Ive got the 7'6 XH. And its perfect for big yellowtail. In fact it may be to much. I can bounce big yellows with this rod.
  381. Fleet

    End of Sports Chalet

    I needed West Marine today. No other store could have taken care of my needs. In fact WM has saved my ass and a few fishing trips i itherwise would have had to cancel.
  382. Fleet

    End of Sports Chalet

    Awesome. I loved the campus there. My son was recruited by Jack Clark to play Rugby. Same with Saint Marys which was close to Cal. Great area. I wish he would have taken the opportunity to go there. He ended up going where he would start his Freshman year. Ive always been a Cal fan.
  383. Fleet

    What reel?

    Ill just meet you at my Marina. Ill contact you this week. Driscoll Marina MB.
  384. Fleet

    What reel?

    Yeah it was probably blown out. What part of town did you launch from? You slipped somewhere? Where in SD would you be coming from to get the reel?
  385. Fleet

    What reel?

    Im from Point Loma. But i live in Solana Beach. Not sure when ill be down at my boat in MB. But if you want to wait until next weekend i think i will be heading down on that weekend. Because i feel like the fishing will be good to go then. Im itching to get out.
  386. Fleet

    What reel?

    Then just buy it. I definitely dont need baitcaster type stuff. I have way to many. And split grip rods dont do it for me.
  387. Fleet

    What reel?

    Im not sure. lol. Another rod or reel. Something that kills fish. What do you have.
  388. Fleet

    End of Sports Chalet

    Did you go to Cal Brad?
  389. Fleet

    What reel?

    Im around 260 into it with the Maxcuatro. Its only been used like 5 times. So probably 125 firm. Or trade for something. Also have a brand new Fathom II 30.
  390. Fleet

    What reel?

    Ill sell you one of my Lexa 400's. Ive got 3. Has new 65 Maxcuatro. I think they are way to heavy for bass. But as a kelp cutter reel they are perfect for yellows. I prefer the 300 or NACL for Bass. The 300 can handle yellows but its a good fight. Which is what i like. But if you want to involve...
  391. Fleet

    Boat Fuel Tank Replacement

    Haha i hear you man. I looked at it today and im like "theres freaking screws on the floor" how hard could it be? lol Bro i appreciate all you have done for me here. The communicating via radio with me and all that. I 100% trust your judgement. So if you have a guy im 100% interested. Like i...
  392. Fleet

    Boat Fuel Tank Replacement

    Puts me about 25K into a boat i can probably sell for 16K with a new tank. LMAO Seriously fuck boats.
  393. Fleet

    Boat Fuel Tank Replacement

    So roughly 6K? Im assuming the tank is included in the materials? Damn
  394. Fleet

    Boat Fuel Tank Replacement

    I didnt mention a budget. lol I was just saying thats what my guy charges. How much would it be in your estimate to have you do it?
  395. Fleet

    Boat Fuel Tank Replacement

    Thanks guys.
  396. Fleet

    Boat Fuel Tank Replacement

    Ok i think after the summer ill cross that bridge of putting a new tank in my 87 Outrage 18. My buddy seems to think its something we can do together etc. Hes a marine mechanic. I would be paying $50 an hour on top of all the materials etc. Its probably a lot more at a place like WOT in...
  397. Fleet

    End of Sports Chalet

    Bought AMZN at $100. Never looked back. The writing was on the wall.
  398. Fleet

    Crazy Shark Video

    You can just tell that reporter has a nice ass. I can see it in her eyes. ;)
  399. Fleet

    Favorite old school reel u still use

    Pro Gear 454. Not terribly old school. It is retired and for sale if anyone wants one. Fresh line.
  400. Fleet

    1994 Boston Whaler Outrage 21 Sold

    That thing is so pretty out in the water. Where are you catching blue's in Feb? Ill give you my Outrage an 15K for yours. ;)
  401. Fleet

    If You Could Only Use 1 Reel

    I just received the Fathom II 25N and 30 reels today and cant believe how small they are.
  402. Fleet

    Enough is enough!

    Well it looks good i just feel that less eye strain will allow a poster to stay longer. Its all about traffic on forums. So with that these backgrounds they give you to run could be darkened or softened a bit in the spirit of creating less eye strain for a member. And therefore that member...
  403. Fleet

    Enough is enough!

  404. Fleet

    Enough is enough!

    I own a couple forums. So i know when a forum has a ton of money invested into it. This forum is top notch. Its has all the latest technology. This is a really well designed forum. Not a fan of the background because it causes a little eye overload...but i understand the need to advertise to...
  405. Fleet

    Handheld VHF Marine Radio

    My in dash radio shorted and i couldn't trace the problem. So i needed a handheld that i could end up using for the trip and then having it as my backup to my in dash unit. I love it. I ended up going out with a bloody decker one day on his boat and his gps wasnt working. So tit was nice to have...
  406. Fleet

    New seaforth 1/2 bft???

    Ok so the BFT being caught at the 60 wont bite anything over 20#. The BFT at the 9 are going after surface iron on 40/50 pound. And a few on 30 pound fluoro with live bait.
  407. Fleet

    If You Could Only Use 1 Reel

    And there goes the 30. And another Terez rod. lol
  408. Fleet

    If You Could Only Use 1 Reel

    I also ordered the Fathom II 15 this morning. I was laying in bed all night thinking about it. I didnt want to have the 25N, 40 and 60 and leave baby brother out of the picture. ;)
  409. Fleet

    The New Seaforth 1/2 day had 6 BlueFin

    50-60 pound BFTs were spotted on the 9 today. 1 caught. Nobody biting. Could pick up this afternoon. They are at least still out there. Tons of dolphin in the area.
  410. Fleet

    The New Seaforth 1/2 day had 6 BlueFin

    Hearing the bigger models are biting surface irons on 40/50.
  411. Fleet

    20-25 lb rod

    Black Diamond PSW-808MH would be a nice pairing. Ive got the extra heavy. Grips are sort of skinny on the 8 foot Phenix rods. Keep that in mind. Some like a thicker grip.
  412. Fleet

    If You Could Only Use 1 Reel

    I picked up a Fathom 25N 2 speed last night on amazon. I have the 40 and 60 in that reel and love them. I think ive purchased over 20 combos over the last year. Its a bad addiction. What i should do is sell a bunch of gear and buy a Talica/Torque etc. I should probably get rid of one of my Tranx...
  413. Fleet

    New seaforth 1/2 bft???

    Id love to know the line that was bit by that bigger BFT. Im hearing they will not bite anything over 20# flouro. No mono.
  414. Fleet

    1/2 Day Boat Bluefin Tuna 4/11

    First YFT of the season caught today as well. Way early. Good sign. Im already stressing about bait. lol
  415. Fleet

    If You Could Only Use 1 Reel

    Those Torques are really nice.
  416. Fleet

    If You Could Only Use 1 Reel

    I love Lexa 400s. Ive got 3. I really need to sell one.
  417. Fleet

    If You Could Only Use 1 Reel

    I would expect a ton of Talica mentions.
  418. Fleet

    If You Could Only Use 1 Reel

    For the day. Local offshore grounds. Tuna/YT/Dorado. Anything from 15-65 pounds. Whats the 1 reel you would use for all of these? Line etc. Im thinking i need a new conventional reel. And im leaning towards a Penn Fathom II 25N. Ive got the 40 and 60 already. I have a couple Saltist BGs...
  419. Fleet

    Best bait caster REEL

    Theres one on ebay for 240. Wow. They are 290 on Amazon with free shipping.
  420. Fleet

    8' surface iron stick

    I dont like deckhand grips. I use a Phenix PSW-809H and its awesome. I paired it with a Tranx though so my target is a little bigger fish. I use a Lexa400 on the Phenix SMX-82MH for smaller targets. And as an inshore kelp cutter for yellows. Both are great combos.
  421. Fleet

    1/2 Day Boat Bluefin Tuna 4/11

    Te He He He He
  422. Fleet

    1994 Boston Whaler Outrage 21 Sold

    Thats probably my target boat. Any idea what the mpg is on that Yamaha with that size boat?
  423. Fleet

    Best bait caster REEL

    No its the regular Terez. TZC70ML. I cant stand cork grips. I have a Lexa 400HD with 30 pound on the Terez TZC70MH. These are my 20/30 pound live bait setups. Both backed with 50 maxcuatro. I have conventional gear im just going through a baitcaster phase. They are really fun with live bait. I...
  424. Fleet

    Best bait caster REEL

    I got mine on Amazon for cheap. They still have a few. I really like how they pair with the Terez because its a fat little reel and the grip on the Terez is fat. But the rod is super thin. The nacl 60 on the medium light Terez is a perfect set up for me and my fused wrist. Its pretty much my...
  425. Fleet

    Body found at P.V.

    Is that the same First String owned by Brad Phillips? I used to fish that boat all the time years ago. RIP
  426. Fleet

    Winning the jackpot?

    I give it all back. Because it feels so much better than keeping it. Plus it pretty much insures that when i fish the fishing Gods will take care of me. Fishing Karma.
  427. Fleet

    Heading out to LJ tomorrow AM. ( YT, sharks, calicos and more..)

    Lots of chum for the Calicos. Sending you a PM with some data.
  428. Fleet

    Best bait caster REEL

    I love my NACL 60. I have 3 Lexa 400's as well. The new 400HD is sweet. Its not a small baitcaster though. Ive got the NACL on a light shimano terez and use it with live bait for fish up to 30 pounds. Its super fun.
  429. Fleet

    1994 Boston Whaler Outrage 21 Sold

    Oh i know brother. You can see it. I have to put on sunglasses just to look at the pics its so clean. You just know its the parts of the boat you cant see that are perfect as well. I just truly admire boat owners like this. Ive seen some absolute dumps and have fished on one or 2. I hate being...
  430. Fleet

    1994 Boston Whaler Outrage 21 Sold

    LOL i look at this boat every day. I love it. I just couldn't make an offer without selling my 18 Outrage first. And i know selling a boat is difficult. I just bought it last summer and love it but i want to go up in size. I only put 20 hours on it after i bought it and sunk around 2 K into new...
  431. Fleet

    Todd Leaning Post Cover

    1987 Outrage 18. Ordered the center console cover today from Mills. I asked about the leaning post covers and they said they only make the reversible leaning post cover. So now i need to find a cover for the standard Todd leaning post. Preferably dark blue. Any ideas?
  432. Fleet

    Best fishing info sites

    Im a dope fiend.
  433. Fleet

    Limits Of Bluefin Caught

    Ive been busy. Havnt been following the chatter. Just saw the news for the first time today. Most of the news i was hearing was Colonet for YT. Nothing on the Blues. Looks to be the beginning of a good summer hopefully. Im ready to go.
  434. Fleet

    Limits Of Bluefin Caught

    60 miles. Didnt see this mentioned here. Tuna are coming.
  435. Fleet

    ? about point loma kelp...

    Bass fishing at Hill street has been great. Just gotta get past the birds. Even with egg sinkers or split shots the Cormorant's are such a pain in the ass.
  436. Fleet

    white sea bass

    The nightime bite at the bump has been the ticket. Big Yellows too. Not wide open by any means. But the fish being caught are big. WSB up to 70 pounds. YT up to 45.
  437. Fleet

    what's the best diawa for throwing surface iron?

    Saltist 35H BG
  438. Fleet

    Tips On Labeling Your Reel Line

    Got them thank you. Very nice. Need to try them in water now.
  439. Fleet

    Tips On Labeling Your Reel Line

    Will do. Thanks. Im the one in Solana Beach by the way.
  440. Fleet

    Tips On Labeling Your Reel Line

    I have not.
  441. Fleet

    Tips On Labeling Your Reel Line

    Hopefully i get mine soon before i forget what line i used on all my reels yesterday. lol
  442. Fleet

    Tips On Labeling Your Reel Line

    I think the labels will work great for me Doug. Cheap enough to give them a shot. Teramars TMC 80H X Grip Deckhand Brown 20-40# Never used. Paid 160$ Asking $80 TMC 76 MH Cork Aqua 15-25# Paid 120$ Asking $60 TMC 74 MHBRA 12-25# Brown w Split Grip Paid 160$ Asking $80
  443. Fleet

    Tips On Labeling Your Reel Line

    Ordered. Thanks.
  444. Fleet

    Tips On Labeling Your Reel Line

    Thanks guys.
  445. Fleet

    Favorite vertical jigging for yellowtail ?

    200G Chovie FF. Or Tady 9 Blue/White, Mint/White. Havnt tried my Squish jigs yet. But they sure are pretty.
  446. Fleet

    Tips On Labeling Your Reel Line

    Just going through all my gear getting ready for the spring/summer and putting on new top shots. Probably have close to 25 rods/reels im setting up. Whats a good way to label each setup from 10# to 80#. The heavy stuff i obviously can tell but i have a lot of rods with 20/25/30 and i get them...
  447. Fleet

    Poor Shark

  448. Fleet

    Diawa Lexa 300

    I have one on the M1 SMX-711MH and love it. I have 3 Teramar's i need to get rid of if anyone is interested.
  449. Fleet

    1994 Boston Whaler Outrage 21 Sold

    I would have been a player if i didnt pick up my 18 Outrage in the summer. Im already looking to go up in size. Beautiful boat. Thank you for selling a boat that shows how much you cared about it. I had to do all of that myself with my whaler after i bought it. Looks like yours now only older...
  450. Fleet

    Chargers and Raiders got hosed!

    10000 page thread on this on my Chargers forum.
  451. Fleet

    Revo BEAST for Poppers/Iron

    Yeah i was going to suggest maxcuatro.
  452. Fleet

    NaCl or new lexa 400

    I put a message into the seller to find out. I want one if they are compatible. Ill let you guys know what i hear.
  453. Fleet

    NaCl or new lexa 400

    I could never find one. One of the reasons i bought a NACL60. Its obviously a baitcaster but its very wide and flat. It feels like a squished ambassadeur with a power handle. It comes with 3 handles i think.
  454. Fleet

    NaCl or new lexa 400

    I have 2. One is set up for throwing iron on schools of Tuna(HG). I have another set up on a 7 foot rod i use for live bait(PG). Bigger tuna. Yoyo etc. 50-100 pound tuna. I also use it to bottom fish in the winter. Both dropper loop and yoyo. When the yellows stack up at the rock cod grounds ill...
  455. Fleet

    NaCl or new lexa 400

    No issues whatsoever with a NACL 60 on 20-30 pound yellowtail. I dont think any of these baitcasters will have success in the kelp if they're not set up as kelpcutters. Heavy flouro. I run 40 pound pp with a 30 flouro topshot on the NACL and its fine on those size fish. If i get caught in the...
  456. Fleet

    NaCl or new lexa 400

    Ebay
  457. Fleet

    Yesterday Afternoon Mission Bay Jetty

    Thank you.
  458. Fleet

    Yesterday Afternoon Mission Bay Jetty

    Im crazy dude. I used to jump 80 foot doubles on my motorcycle without a helmet as a kid. Im just an idiot that way. I deserve the wrath. lol. I posted this expecting it. I enjoy it actually.
  459. Fleet

    Yesterday Afternoon Mission Bay Jetty

    Suck for Bosa
  460. Fleet

    Yesterday Afternoon Mission Bay Jetty

    I did. I just stayed inside the Jetty and had some fun on the swells. Then threw a fish trap for an hour or so with not much luck. I knew it was small craft advisory but ive never seen it that bad in the Jetty.
  461. Fleet

    Yesterday Afternoon Mission Bay Jetty

    I tried to head out at around 2pm. And there were huge waves at the end of the jetty heading outside. Surfers on the inside of the jetty. I had a wave break over my bow. There were a few boats just sitting there looking at the waves deciding what to do. A couple turned back and didnt go out. I...
  462. Fleet

    Skipjack vs Sheephead -- which do you think is better eating?

    Ill be in Kauai in a couple weeks. Can he hook me up on some Ahi? Or Ono? Or Mahi? lol
  463. Fleet

    Skipjack vs Sheephead -- which do you think is better eating?

    I hear you man. I feel like an idiot now. It was my first. I knew they were off limits but i wasnt quite sure what to do. Its stomach was in its mouth. With a flat fall in it. I was alone on my boat and didnt want to lean over to get the jig out. Felt if i pulled it up through the bone in its...
  464. Fleet

    Skipjack vs Sheephead -- which do you think is better eating?

    He was fine. Gaff was in his membrane. He wasnt harmed. I wasn't going to let him go with a huge flat fall still lodged in his stomach.
  465. Fleet

    Skipjack vs Sheephead -- which do you think is better eating?

    I absolutely love Sheepshead by the way. Grew up catching big ones at Catalina in the 70s. I usually don't keep Skipjack. I just give them away if i do.
  466. Fleet

    Whaler Montauk bait pump set up

    I was having dead bait issues on my Outrage and got a lot of sage advice in this thread. My transom mount rule works incredibly now. http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/the-dead-bait-issues-continue.598305/
  467. Fleet

    Abu Garcia Revo Toro Beast: Preview

    They are that price on Amazon for the high speed. Low speed is 335.
  468. Fleet

    Yamaha V4 115HP vs Evinrude E-Tec V4 115HP

    Love my Yamaha. But i might consider a Suzuki DF140 as its the same weight as the 2 115's. Ive got a ways to go on a re-power though.
  469. Fleet

    4 Fisherman Rescued off LB

    That little boat 4 miles off shore on a perfect day is sketchy imo. Is that boat even rated for the weight of 4 adult men? Jesus there had to be a whole bunch of stupid thinking behind this trip.
  470. Fleet

    Is twin 250's enought power

    Are any of the 2600 models rated for over twin 225's?
  471. Fleet

    Go to inshore ROD

    M1 for me. I have 3 of them. Keep in mind if you dont like split grips you will only have a few options with the M1s. I believe only the heavy 20-40 models have the full grip. I do think the 90M 12-30 has the full trigger grip. Probably my next rod in fact. To pair with my nacl 60.
  472. Fleet

    Daiwa Luna vs Shimano Calcutta D

    I have the 400D but recently picked up a Revo nacl 60 and cant seem to get back to the 400. Its a really wide feeling low pro and it just feels so much less top heavy that i cant put it down.
  473. Fleet

    Recommended Rod for Cedros Calicos?

    Phenix SMX-79H w/Toro nacl 60
  474. Fleet

    Penn Fathom 60 LD2

    I was at party at the SDYC and an old friend down there had a bunch of penn gear. He gave me a Penn blue-water carnage rod for free. Its 7 foot and its rated for 50-100 pound mono. Its a pretty stout 7 footer. Just a big hulking thing. Im not a big fan of the huge gear set ups. Ive got trolling...
  475. Fleet

    Penn Fathom 60 LD2

    Thanks man. Great input. Are they just not good live bait reels for surface bites of large Tuna?
  476. Fleet

    Penn Fathom 60 LD2

    So just for shits and giggles i bought one of these because they are practically being given away these days and i love my 40N. Just thought i should have on in the aresenal. I read that these are being used a lot as trolling reels. Just curious as a live bait reel what would be the target and...
  477. Fleet

    Any Whaler Owners With Trolling Motors?

    I waited for 3 years or so looking on all the local classifieds. One finally popped up on Craigslist. Very clean with a low hour Yamaha 4 stroke. Listed at 18k i think. Got it in the 16k range. They hold their resale value very well. I wanted the late 80s hull due to its reputation. Thats why it...
  478. Fleet

    Any Whaler Owners With Trolling Motors?

    Yeah i saw pics of 2 batteries in the ice chest. I have a 92 quart. Maybe its 94. I could fit 2 in there. I use the cooler to hold my tackle box so i dont really use it. I put ice in my kill bag.
  479. Fleet

    Any Whaler Owners With Trolling Motors?

    Thanks for the info man. Not such an easy decision. lol
  480. Fleet

    Any Whaler Owners With Trolling Motors?

    Jesus it takes a 3rd battery to run one all day?
  481. Fleet

    Any Whaler Owners With Trolling Motors?

    Helpful thread. http://continuouswave.com/ubb/Forum3/HTML/015489.html
  482. Fleet

    Any Whaler Owners With Trolling Motors?

    Thanks man. Id have to put the batteries in the anchor well. And most likely remove the anchor and its line and put it in the ice-chest. Or move the anchor to a pulpit like yourself. Even if i had windless on my boat its still a pain in the ass to pull up and get out in a heartbeat. Looks like a...
  483. Fleet

    Any Whaler Owners With Trolling Motors?

    Ive got an 87 Outrage 18 and ive been reading that they are tough to fit a trolling motor on because of the bow rail. Thing is most of the discussions ive found are older and its possible theres a newer trolling motor out that has solved this issue by being more maneuverable. Im not sure. I just...
  484. Fleet

    Almost spooled

    Yep flex wrap.
  485. Fleet

    Trolling Motor - Is GPS worth it

    I really want to get one of these for my Whaler. I have an outrage 18. And setting the anchor by hand is a pain in the ass when im solo. And i like to move around the kelp beds. When i find a spot i would like to just be able to stick to that spot without putting out the anchor. I drift into the...
  486. Fleet

    NaCl or new lexa 400

    I was at the tackle shop today and i kept hearing this squealing little voice saying "hold me" "hold me". I had no idea what it was but after searching for the culprit i realized it was coming from the reel case. Down in the corner was a little NaCL60 and it was waving at me. I realized this...
  487. Fleet

    Top water casting recc needed

    Yeah that size fish is most likely putting me in a 2 speed. Id definitely give my Fathom 2 40N first crack though. And id win. Just because i can. ;)
  488. Fleet

    Top water casting recc needed

    What about a versa gear system for the penn torque star drag? Lower the gear ratio from 6.0:1 to 4.8:1
  489. Fleet

    2015 is it over

    I think the rockcod grounds are holding big yellowtail. Same as last year. I fished the kelp/whistler today and it was a lot of fun. Wide open Bonito and Black Skipjack. Offshore isnt great. I think i would probably head west of the 43 if i were to go out in the next day or so. Ive heard north...
  490. Fleet

    Top water casting recc needed

    Penn Fathom2
  491. Fleet

    NaCl or new lexa 400

    I love my babies so much i keep them in my house and display them like art.
  492. Fleet

    daiwa.lexa 400 vs. shimano tranx 500

    Thats where i bought my Tranx's from. Fast shipping as well.
  493. Fleet

    Anyone use the fathom lever drag 2 speeds

    I have the 40N but havnt used it yet. I love the free spool on it though. Just spins for days. So for a bigger reel ill be able to get a bait out there easily. Its pretty much my big set up with a ton of 80 pp and a shot of 50. Looks ugly on my blue rod though. ;)
  494. Fleet

    daiwa.lexa 400 vs. shimano tranx 500

    The Tranx on 30 pound fish dosnt sound like fun to me. lol Thats just cheating. Now the 400 makes it fun. And yes if Shimano made a Tranx 400 and 300 i would have those over the Lexas. They are just so well built. At least as long as the drags were maxed at 22/25 like the Lexa 300/400 and not 15...
  495. Fleet

    daiwa.lexa 400 vs. shimano tranx 500

    I fish the 400 and Tranx differently as far as size of fish goes. I dont use the Tranx at the kelp beds as a kelp cutter rig. I dont even fish the tranx offshore with what is being caught currently. I just view it as a larger species reel. Not different species just the larger models of what im...
  496. Fleet

    NaCl or new lexa 400

    I beat the shit out of big fish on my Lexa 400's. And the thought of servicing them after every trip dosnt even cross my mind. Im just a badass fisherman. I dont get spooled on small fish either. My Lexa 300 turns 15 pound yellowtail into little girls.
  497. Fleet

    daiwa.lexa 400 vs. shimano tranx 500

    Ive got 2 of each. Love them both. I use one 400/Tranx strictly for live bait on shorter rods. The Tranx is for bigger fish. So i havnt used it much. The other 2 are on longer jig rods. I like to fish live bait and then have my artificial bait set ups ready to go. The 400 was perfect for most of...
  498. Fleet

    Anchovies...yes...Anchovies....II

    My best day this summer was on Chovies. We probably caught 30 YFT. Obviously couldn't keep them all. They would have bit bubble gum on this day though.
  499. Fleet

    LF a few rods

    Why not just order these rods? Id sell you my Proteus HF but i havnt used it yet. Its new. Its only been on my boat. Still has the shrink wrap on the grip. I want the 7'6" version of this same rod. But it makes no sense to sell it at a discount. I could probably return it. lol Are you just...
  500. Fleet

    hey guys whats a good rod to match

    My 300 is on a SMX-711MH also. I have the 400 for jigs on an M1 82H. But for live bait im using another 400 on a shimano tallus 7 foot 30-65. It feels amazing. Cant wait to use it on these smaller tuna and big yellowtail that are in the kelp right now. Going out tomorrow. Am i the only one...
  501. Fleet

    Seattle / PNW region boat choice?

    Albemarle
  502. Fleet

    Lew's, Abu Garcia and Shimano

    Id probably look at the Lexa 300 HD.
  503. Fleet

    hey guys whats a good rod to match

    If he wants to fish more live bait the 79H would also be a great choice.
  504. Fleet

    Daiwa Proteus Rods, anyone try these?

    Yeah ill getting another 400 for that same 30/63 but its short at 7 feet and for live bait. I really love using the tranx and 400's for live bait. I have 2 of each. Tranx/400 for jigs and Tranx/400 for live bait. I have yet to need the Tranx. Everything ive caught this year has been sub 30.
  505. Fleet

    LF a few rods

    Dosnt have a trigger but my daughter loves her Daiwa VIP270. Its a sweet little bait stick. Almost all of my trigger rods are stiff. Might want to check out that Turners Calico Special. I loved how it felt i just am not a huge fan of cork.
  506. Fleet

    Daiwa Proteus Rods, anyone try these?

    Nice. You are probably using that medium/light 8 foot Tallus? I wish that came in a 7'2 or 7'6
  507. Fleet

    LF a few rods

    The Phenix M1 79H and 82H are great trigger grip rods. Rated 20-45.
  508. Fleet

    Daiwa Proteus Rods, anyone try these?

    I think i will wait until my 400/300's die before i get one. If i get a new Lexa it will be the HD400 and ill use that as my jig reel for smaller tuna. 30 and under etc. Ill put my PG on a shorter rod for live bait. I just love these big baitcasters on shorter rods for live bait. The Tallus is a...
  509. Fleet

    Daiwa Proteus Rods, anyone try these?

    Nice ive heard good things about the Tri Helix. Built with Phenix blanks from what i remember? I could be wrong. Ive never seen one. Also heard great things about the Cousins rods. I have a huge assortment of surface jigs and yoyos that are great with the Tranx. But its the really light stuff...
  510. Fleet

    Daiwa Proteus Rods, anyone try these?

    I have both. I use the PG as my live bait reel on that Tallus. You dont hear a lot of guys putting Tranx' on shorter rods etc. But the fish need to be bigger than what we are seeing locally right now for me to break it out. At least as far as the Tuna goes. Mostly smaller stuff i just use my...
  511. Fleet

    Daiwa Proteus Rods, anyone try these?

    Great feel on those rods. I just wish the x tube grip was a little thinner. Similar to the Phenix Black Diamonds that have the x-wrap. I like how thin a lot of these graphite rods are. Its why they appeal to me so much. But the proteus grips are a little fat in comparison to the blank. Its not...
  512. Fleet

    Sinus Congestion Everytime I Go Offshore

    I didnt even see your Olbas post. I was mainly talking about the otc sinus sprays etc. Olbas is natural i think. Thanks for the suggestion. Ill pick some up.
  513. Fleet

    Sinus Congestion Everytime I Go Offshore

    I really think its salt air for me personally. I really dont like taking man made medicines etc. OTC stuff. Im a pretty natural guy after getting pretty sick in 2008. I'll try allercetin next time. Or just wear my sun mask.
  514. Fleet

    Sinus Congestion Everytime I Go Offshore

    On the nights i after i go to the beach or on vacations where im in the ocean a lot swimming it happens when i sleep. My eyes swell up and i get congested. Its really weird. Ive had all the allergy testing done in 3 different forms. Im only allergic to dust. Maybe theres dust out on the ocean? lol
  515. Fleet

    Sinus Congestion Everytime I Go Offshore

    Its usually on the days wheres there more wind than usual. When its really calm and flat it dosnt happen. I think its salt air. I know it sounds crazy.
  516. Fleet

    Sinus Congestion Everytime I Go Offshore

    LOL. I dont get skunked.
  517. Fleet

    Sinus Congestion Everytime I Go Offshore

    Thanks man. Yeah i dont have an allergy to the sunscreen. Ive been using it for years. It somehow has to do with the salt air. Ive been wearing motorcycle sunglasses because of the padding. Like goggle/glasses. Really help. Ill just start taking claritin D when i go out. Its no biggie. Was...
  518. Fleet

    Sinus Congestion Everytime I Go Offshore

    I use Alba Natural sunscreen. I dont have issues with it on land. Funny thing is every year in Hawaii i get the same eye issues and congestion. From spending so much time in the ocean. Im starting to think its the salt.
  519. Fleet

    Sinus Congestion Everytime I Go Offshore

    Anyone else have this issue? Im starting to think im allergic to salt air or something. Its usually when its a little windy. My eyes also swell up. I dont have this problem on shore. Anyone experience this? Its no biggie ill just starting taking something before i go offshore.
  520. Fleet

    What would you have done ?

    Paid everyones fees and took everyone fishing. Something i would do just to save face.
  521. Fleet

    hey guys whats a good rod to match

    Phenix M1 82H
  522. Fleet

    Rod for Lexa 400

    Personally for me its a little heavy. Perfect for a Tranx though probably. But if it feels good to you thats all that matters.
  523. Fleet

    Rod for Lexa 400

    Awesome. Have fun with it. Just make sure you keep saltwater out of the clutch flange holes. They are huge. The reels biggest flaw.
  524. Fleet

    Rod for Lexa 400

    LMAO that bloody deck is awesome.
  525. Fleet

    mexico boundary

    Where it juts down is called the corner.
  526. Fleet

    Rod for Lexa 400

    Oh yeah. Especially most of whats being caught now. The 30 and under stuff. It can handle bigger but the 400 on the M1 with 65 maxcuatro and a 40 top of flouro is a perfect set up for fishing paddies that produce dorado and yellowtail that turn into a tuna bite. You dont need to switch to a new...
  527. Fleet

    Rod for Lexa 400

    This is how the reel looks on the 82H M1. Its just a perfect feel in your hand. I often sleep with it because it makes me feel safe. ;)
  528. Fleet

    Sales tax regarding online purchases

    I make up for it at my local shop by buying all the small stuff. Most of my rods and reels are bought online. I just make sure i dont go to the shop to handle one of the reels to get a feel for it and then go get it online only to take it into the shop for line. lol I get paranoid that i will...
  529. Fleet

    Rod for Lexa 400

    Yeah i think the 79H, 82H and 90H are perfect rods for this reel. I have the 300 on a 711MH and thats awesome as well. The M1's are great rods for the money. If you want a little beefier feeling rod the black diamond medium/heavy's with Fuji TCS Triggers are great as well. More money obviously.
  530. Fleet

    Rod for Lexa 400

    Ive got a 80 Termar deckhand ill sell.Not sure if theres a clamp for the 400.I know the tiburon works for my Tranx's But i have my 400 on a Phenix SMX-82H and im not sure ive ever fished something i felt was more perfect.
  531. Fleet

    Boston Whaler 17' Montauk or 17' Outrage

    The outrage can operate in 10 inches of water. Similar draft to the Montauk yet with a deep vee and ability to take on rough seas. Yeah ive heard good things about it. In fact ill probably use it once the deck is either refinished or detailed. I just dont think it can get any cleaner. Ive...
  532. Fleet

    Boston Whaler 17' Montauk or 17' Outrage

    I paid 16k for my 87 Outrage 18. But it had a 2006 Yamaha 4 Stroke with low hours. I put a couple grand into it. New bottom paint. Battery. Bait tank. Fishing chair on the bow. Ill sell it to you for 25k? ;) Thats just how it is with Whaler owners. They price them so high because they really...
  533. Fleet

    Boston Whaler 17' Montauk or 17' Outrage

    Continuouswave has been down for weeks for me. Did that forum go under?
  534. Fleet

    Boston Whaler 17' Montauk or 17' Outrage

    Outrage 2 96-99 Length: 17' 6" Beam: 7' Draft: 12" Weight: 1700 lbs. (standard configuration) Max HP: 150 Min HP: 90 Motor Shaft Length: 25" Internal Fuel Tank: 56 gallons
  535. Fleet

    Boston Whaler 17' Montauk or 17' Outrage

    I have an 87 Outrage 18. I researched Outrages before i bought my boat and read that the late 80's models were one of the best small boat hulls ever built. So i waited and waited for a couple years before i actually found one that was available here locally. Couldnt be happier. Ive had some...
  536. Fleet

    No Bait in Mission Bay?

    Yeah i figured.
  537. Fleet

    No Bait in Mission Bay?

    When i bought my boat this summer and slipped it as close to the MB bait barge as possible...i never thought that getting bait would be a crapshoot everytime i wanted to go out. I guess whatever bait they get goes to Seaforth first. How does Oside always have bait?
  538. Fleet

    Is Anyone Fishing Offshore US Waters Right Now?

    Was just told that the reports are few and far between because nobody has bait. Which makes a lot of sense. I pulled up to MB bait barge a couple days ago at noon and they had a half a scoop of dead macks laying on top of the net. They actually tried to tell me they were just sleeping. lol I...
  539. Fleet

    Is Anyone Fishing Offshore US Waters Right Now?

    I must belong to the wrong reports site then.
  540. Fleet

    Is Anyone Fishing Offshore US Waters Right Now?

    Reports are non existent. Most everything seems to be in Mexico. Have any of you had any recent luck offshore of SD-North County coastline?
  541. Fleet

    Robbie Gordon @ Boating Dynamics

    Im slipped at Driscoll. I see him often. Like an idiot i asked him a question regarding my Yamaha on one of his days off. He was dropping off a bunch of his surfboards to the shop and i asked him if he would sell me a battery and if he had any extra mini fuses lying around. Not happy. I felt...
  542. Fleet

    Abu Garcia Revo Toro Beast: Preview

    Not sure i need one with a Lexa 300/400 and 2 Tranx. But knowing me ill get one. lol
  543. Fleet

    Jumbo Short Billed Spearfish caught today??

    We caught all our YFT off what looked like a marlin from 50 yards away. Came up and splashed. Looked like it had a bill on it. Maybe it was one of these. Whatever it was it was on top of the motherload of tuna.
  544. Fleet

    Terez Waxwing help

    TZCWX80MHPW 8'0 Medium Heavy Extra Fast 30-65 Fuji TK Stainless/Alcon C4S 1 Cork Pearl White These are TC4 blanks so they are all pretty stiff. I really like stiff rods. I even have a couple Tallus rods i use for Tuna and they are fantastic. Really light and stiff.Same with the Proteus rods...
  545. Fleet

    Terez Waxwing help

    Its one of these 1. Medium 20-50 power pro 2. Medium/Heavy 30-65 power pro 3. Heavy 40-80 power pro
  546. Fleet

    Terez Waxwing help

    Has to have the model number on it somewhere. Unless it was scraped off? They only make 5 of those lady yellow rods. An 8 foot medium, medium heavy and heavy. Then 2 7 footers a medium and a medium heavy. You will have to take it to a tackle shop and compare it to others. Dosnt matter if they...
  547. Fleet

    FACE BUFFS FOR SUN PROTECTION

    Yeah i got you man. I had a good sized basil cell taken from my arm. Im paranoid about it go to the Derm often. We've had homes in Kauai since i was a baby. Grew up in Point Loma at the beach all day. I totally get it. I was being somewhat sarcastic. I usually go shirtless for just a couple...
  548. Fleet

    FACE BUFFS FOR SUN PROTECTION

    Pelagic makes a really nice one with breathing holes. I just didnt buy it because it covers alot of the shoulders as well. I dont want to fuck up my tan. ;) Getting one that covers the ears is a must for me. Thats why the patagonia is perfect. Its long enough to pull over my ears and it stays up...
  549. Fleet

    FACE BUFFS FOR SUN PROTECTION

    I use the fish ninja and love it. But thats a complete long sleeved shirt. I almost always fish shirtless. I wear shorts, flipflops and no shirt 95% of the time on land. lol. But i burn like crazy and very easily. But when i just want to protect my face and head i use a Patagonia fish mask...
  550. Fleet

    Great Morning Of Fishing

    Bait tank is running so good. Its that 1100 pump.
  551. Fleet

    Great Morning Of Fishing

    33 line. 15 miles out.
  552. Fleet

    Great Morning Of Fishing

    It worked so good that i was able to get a bunch of other boats on the bite. Took a while though because most were saying i wasnt coming in clearly. By the time they got there the bite slowed way down. It was wide open for us. And we stopped for a Marlin. Which turned right into a massive school...
  553. Fleet

    Great Morning Of Fishing

    Out at 4:30 done by 9:30. Finally got into it.
  554. Fleet

    Nice Boat Rental

    http://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/boa/5214575007.html
  555. Fleet

    With School Now Back in Session

    LOL. Pretty random brother. I was on the boat this morning trying to figure it out. But couldn't get it going. Tired of calling mechanics to come fix something thats probably so simple. Its an older radio. So im just going to put in a new one. Of course i need to find out why its lost power...
  556. Fleet

    With School Now Back in Session

    We will have to meet up out there. My friend and i are leaving the dock at 4am. Going up to Oside to get bait. MB most likely if they have bait will only have anchovies. Same with SD. We are fishing the 33 line anyways. Ill radio you. But im going out with only a handheld vhs. Little nervous...
  557. Fleet

    With School Now Back in Session

    So like the deck of your boat? Just cluttered with fish guts and squid slime? ;)
  558. Fleet

    With School Now Back in Session

    Hey George whats it like in there? ;)
  559. Fleet

    VHF

    Yeah my in dash vhf on my boat has no traceable fuse. I cant get it powered. I checked all fuses in the fuse panel.
  560. Fleet

    With School Now Back in Session

    Nor will i. lol. I think it has more to do with Fantasy Football though.
  561. Fleet

    With School Now Back in Session

    Ill be coming in early enough thursday to clean the boat and get home for the game. lol
  562. Fleet

    torium 14 freespool sucks

    I like it much more than my saltist's. I have the 40N 2 speed. Its a bigger reel ill use for bigger Tuna. Its freespool spins for days. Very quiet.
  563. Fleet

    With School Now Back in Session

    Does it cut down on private boating/fishing traffic this time of year? Or can you expect constant bait shortages and long lines to even get it at 4am? I told my buddy getting bait Thursday may be tough. And he seemed to think that since school is in session it may have an impact on the amount...
  564. Fleet

    VHF

    Yep. I bought the small boat to learn so when i get the big boat i will know what im doing. lol
  565. Fleet

    VHF

    Yep ill pick some up on the way down tomorrow. I hate that i have to go check the boat at the marina the day before i go out now. I live in Solana Beach and the boat is in Mission Bay. Im at the point where i dont trust the boat. lol Im even picking up a new battery and just keeping it in the...
  566. Fleet

    VHF

    Im assuming you meant Standard Horizon? Not West Marine? Just bought this as a backup on Amazon for 220. free one day shipping. I go out with a friend sometime and his GPS is fucked. So this thing will come in handy.
  567. Fleet

    VHF

    Yeah these radios probably have a fuse on the power cord right? Dosnt need to be plugged into a fuse box with everything else? Its that fuse box that scares the hell out of me. I went and put together a small toolbox to keep on my boat. Ive got 100's of atm/mini fuses now. Crimpers etc...
  568. Fleet

    VHF

    Damn now the radio is dead. Has to be a fuse. My battery died Saturday morning and used my car battery to see if i could get my boat motor to start. Ended up blowing fuses in the outboard. Must have blown the fuse to the radio?
  569. Fleet

    torium 14 freespool sucks

    I own quite few of the main manufacturers reels including the Torrium and i would have to say the Fathom might have the best free spool of all the reels i own.
  570. Fleet

    Mercury or Yamaha?

    For me its easily Yamaha
  571. Fleet

    One dead, one missing and three injured @ Catalina on Sunday

    This sucks. Maybe they had no lights? I have to wait for sun up to get going in my whaler. Id like to get out in the dark though. This sort of thing makes that choice easy. I need to figure out a way to light the ocean up early in the morning. Thinking maybe a handheld 12v flood light.
  572. Fleet

    what was it? Mystery fish

    drone prop
  573. Fleet

    Bait tank

    Im sending you a PM.
  574. Fleet

    VHF

    Ill get down to the boat in the next couple days to take a look. Thanks for the imput.
  575. Fleet

    VHF

    Thanks. Was the GPS working out at the 182? Thats over 20 miles out.
  576. Fleet

    Ringed Circle Hooks

    Im thinking Albacore. Ive heard some people call it White Fin Tuna. Its on some cans of Tuna ive seen.
  577. Fleet

    Bait tank

    I had a monster thread regarding dead bait and did some things with my bait set up. Even with this weak bait we are getting im getting incredible results with my set up. I think the key with the weak bait and warm water is getting as much cold water into the tan as possible. I switched from an...
  578. Fleet

    VHF

    Do you know what the transmit range on that is? How far out have you been and still able to use your radio?
  579. Fleet

    Ringed Circle Hooks

    I dont necessarily think a 1x fine hook is needed to be considered undergeared though. I like those tradition shoughnessy 1/0 0r 2/0 bronze J's. I like both types of hooks but sometimes i really want to pull on my rod and set a hook. lol
  580. Fleet

    Ringed Circle Hooks

    Went out on a friends boat yesterday. Cracker deans yesterday. Went 2/0. Only fish caught on 1/0. Shit conditions and every kelp was dry. We just didnt get north enough. Most of the fish were right up against the 33 line. And again today. 14 miles off of del mar right now is the zone. Well 2...
  581. Fleet

    VHF

    I pretty much have something being delivered to my house every other day. At 45 i still love that christmas feeling. I have fishing stuff i will probably never use. Or have forgotten i even bought it.
  582. Fleet

    Ringed Circle Hooks

    I really dont know with 1X but i didnt really want to risk it. They are so thin. Are you talking about the 1X? I have a bunch of them maybe ill try the next time im out. The little dorado and yellowtail would be fine probably. But my gear isnt set up for the small fish when i go out because i...
  583. Fleet

    VHF

    Im an Amazon Prime whore.
  584. Fleet

    VHF

    Cool thanks man. Need to see if my radio even has an external port.
  585. Fleet

    VHF

    Yeah the old stereo speakers for the cd player were run all the way in the back of the boat and under the bench seat. Im removed the bench seat for more space on the deck and removed the wires. Im going to end up installing some small box speakers on top of the cc. Just drill a couple small...
  586. Fleet

    VHF

    I guess im also asking if i can attach something to in the in dash radio. Im starting to think maybe i can add a different mic with a speaker attachment and stretch the mic up closer to the top of the console.
  587. Fleet

    VHF

    Thanks man i sort of knew the answer to that question. I just want to be able to hear my radio at wot. I think it would just make me a better boater. Wether its hearing fish report chatter while out hunting or someone in need of help. I have to be stopped pretty much to be fully aware of whats...
  588. Fleet

    VHF

    So ive got the radio all figured out. Its awesome. Only thing is i can only hear it when im stopped or moving at a very slow speed. Is that pretty common for most of you on small CC's? Wondering if i got a handheld if i could somehow attack a small earpiece to it so i can hear the radio at WOT...
  589. Fleet

    Yamaha 4 Stroke Fuses

    2005 F115
  590. Fleet

    Yamaha 4 Stroke Fuses

    So i blew a couple fuses in my outboard yesterday. I had a dead battery and when i tried to get my car battery to start the boat at 330 am i must have blown the fuses. My question is they didnt look like the same fuses that are on fuse block. Which look to be standard atm fuses. They were...
  591. Fleet

    Penn Fathom 40NLD

    Sweet so big tuna should be fine. 80 pound etc.
  592. Fleet

    Penn Fathom 40NLD

    Good one huh? I may just sell the pro gear then. Its in great shape i just dont use it. New line on it.
  593. Fleet

    Penn Fathom 40NLD

    Its the 2 speed. Im just not sure i needed it. I wanted a 2 speed but my progear 454 looks like it could be a real similar reel as far as drag goes. Ovbiously its not a 2 speed. I think they are both 4/0? Im not sure. I had a bunch of Turners Credit and just picked one up for shits and giggles.
  594. Fleet

    Penn Fathom 40NLD

    Anyone have experience with this reel? Main application? Would hold a bunch of 80 braid with a 50 top? Bigger Tuna?
  595. Fleet

    Another TranX Thread

    Just a short leader of Seaguar 50. If that reel can hold 470 65MC i might be able to chase down a big tuna in my boat with a Tranx. I cant expect to be able to land a big tuna on the Tranx while on a cattle boat. Not at 100 pounds i dont think. But having my own boat allows me to use some...
  596. Fleet

    Another TranX Thread

    I am. lol Does going down to 65 really matter? I think 100 pounds on a bigger reel with 65 could handle it. Ive got a rod im almost to embarrassed to mention that i want to pair with my PG. And call that my experimental Tuna set up.
  597. Fleet

    Another TranX Thread

    He must have been hooked into a monster. How big of a BF do you expect the Tranx to handle?
  598. Fleet

    Another TranX Thread

    You really got me thinking. Ive already got the MC 80 here at the house. But since im using this reel as Tuna set up on a shorter heavy rod i may want the extra yards.
  599. Fleet

    Ringed Circle Hooks

    Well i fished both today and honestly im a beast with either of them. Starting to think it dosnt matter if you're a cant miss fisherman like myself. ;)
  600. Fleet

    Ringed Circle Hooks

    Ive got a few packs of the 4/0 coming.
  601. Fleet

    Ringed Circle Hooks

    They dont make 3/0 i just found out. Or 2/0. Im guessing the have them in the 3X
  602. Fleet

    Ringed Circle Hooks

    Id even take 2/0's Probably a few packs if you can find them.
  603. Fleet

    Ringed Circle Hooks

    Having trouble locating those in a 3/0. I ordered a bunch of 4/0s though.
  604. Fleet

    Thinking about getting Conventinal Reel. Im looking for something easy to operate.

    If you like Trinidad you would have liked the Tranx. Bit much for smaller YT but for the 30+ fish it would be a nice reel. Just switch out top shots. Go from 30-40-50. Take it offshore and catch Tuna. Covers a lot of bases. Bigger than that 14A though for sure. I use a Lexa 400 on YT but wont...
  605. Fleet

    Sailor wondering about fuel costs

    Maybe its the weight of the boats and the motors being used. George got 9 MPG. Which is the best ive heard to date. And he has an 18 Invader. My boat swamped is only 3000 pounds. I think that Parker is closer to 5K. Probably pushing 2500 pounds last Thursday. Plus my motor is only a 115. Sips...
  606. Fleet

    Ringed Circle Hooks

    Those are impossible to find in 3/0
  607. Fleet

    Ringed Circle Hooks

    Those are 1X actually. Probably freshwater. Thanks for the info.
  608. Fleet

    Ringed Circle Hooks

    Those shoughnessy mustads are pretty legendary. I just bought a box of 50 of the same hook you use Unknown. Both 2/0 and 3/0. I can catch fish with any hook just because im a good fisherman. lol But i wanted to try out these ringed circles. I tried the 3/0 gamakatsu circle when we were out last...
  609. Fleet

    Sailor wondering about fuel costs

    Yeah the former owner told me it would get even 8 MPG at times. Guess thats at slower speeds. I was moving pretty good out there as well. Covered a lot of ground. I think George said he got 9 miles per gallon the day we went out. We covered around 77 miles he said. He has a merc 4.
  610. Fleet

    Sailor wondering about fuel costs

    I dont think i did the math wrong. Of course im just figuring this off the top of my head without looking at my route. But id say thats a close estimate. And id have to look at the guage again it may have been a half tank at 32 gallons.
  611. Fleet

    Sailor wondering about fuel costs

    Ive got an 18 Outrage with a 2006 Yamaha Four Stroke. 64 gallon tank. I covered 150 miles last Thursday on about 25 gallons.
  612. Fleet

    Ringed Circle Hooks

    Yeah they are to thin. I wouldnt use them. Im shipping back to Amazon.
  613. Fleet

    Ringed Circle Hooks

    Just ordered Owner's Mutu Circle Ringed Hook. 3/0 28 of them. Not cheap at $45.
  614. Fleet

    Ringed Circle Hooks

    I probably ordered 100 of those on Amazon and they were really thin gauged. I bought the 1x fine wire without knowing what that meant. lol Do you know what guage they should be? I need to exchange them.
  615. Fleet

    Ringed Circle Hooks

    They do they just didnt have them and i didnt write down the serial number off the little piece of paper. Didnt want to ask the manager either. lol
  616. Fleet

    Ringed Circle Hooks

    Shoot wrong forum i think. My bad.
  617. Fleet

    Ringed Circle Hooks

    My local shop is out. Been using gamakatsu circle hooks for a little while now. Im just going to order some ringed circle hooks. Can any of you guys suggest a ringed circle hook for me that i can use for sardines and the local fishery here in Diego. YT/Tuna/Dorado/Bonito etc. I should have...
  618. Fleet

    What are your best upgrades?

    Yeah i looked at those yesterday. Bring on another thousand applies. lol
  619. Fleet

    City of Long Beach incident update

    Name of the Captain? Initials JB?
  620. Fleet

    What are your best upgrades?

    Id like to add a trolling motor with the ability to have it keep me locked in one place. Any way to do this on a budget? ;)
  621. Fleet

    Have Any Of You Smelled The Gas Offshore?

    Corn eyed butt snakes.
  622. Fleet

    Have Any Of You Smelled The Gas Offshore?

    Yeah just a gas smell. Thought maybe it was TJ as well.
  623. Fleet

    Have Any Of You Smelled The Gas Offshore?

    I was heading south from outside of Del Mar around 10 miles out and was hit with a really strong smell of Natural Gas. Lasted for a few miles and went away. Then read reports that local coastal beaches are also getting the smell. Fire stations have said its coming from the water. I actually...
  624. Fleet

    Dorado meat

    Ummmm like OMG whats a THREAD DRIFT? Jesus Christ chill out.
  625. Fleet

    Thinking about getting Conventinal Reel. Im looking for something easy to operate.

    I have a new HG Tranx coming in this week. Im taking the 65 pp off of my PG and putting it on the HG. Then im putting new 80 MC on my Tranx PG. Then put the HG on my Phenix 809XHJ for Surface Irons and the PG is going on a Phenix 700XH. Im using that as my live bait rig for tuna. I have always...
  626. Fleet

    Thinking about getting Conventinal Reel. Im looking for something easy to operate.

    Oops i forgot he was fishing live bait. Then just put 65 on it. I use my 400 on live bait and its a blast.
  627. Fleet

    Dorado meat

    Cool. Makes it easier to fillet. Thanks for the suggestions.
  628. Fleet

    Dorado meat

    Cook it with the skin on?
  629. Fleet

    Kodiak black plastic screen

    Eel grass is what killed my transom mount pump. Coiled up into a little hard ball and burned out the motor.
  630. Fleet

    Albacore Caught Today

    I figured. Just so warm right now.
  631. Fleet

    Albacore Caught Today

    In local waters. Just one from what i heard. First of the year?
  632. Fleet

    Dorado meat

    I butchered the hell out of my Dorado yesterday. Not an easy fish to clean. The skin was a bitch. I think im goint to start tearing the skin off and quartering the filets while on the bone. Then slowly working over the spinal column. Its hard to just filet straight down the fish.
  633. Fleet

    Thinking about getting Conventinal Reel. Im looking for something easy to operate.

    Ive got a couple Tranx and a couple Lexas. I might personally think that the Tranx is to much for YT. But i like a tough fight. That new Lexa 400HD with 50 Max Cuatro and a top of 25 would be a nice set up. Maybe put that on a Black Diamond.
  634. Fleet

    The Dead Bait Issues Continue

    My new bait set up worked incredibly today. Had a great day fishing with barely any bait loss. Founds tons of Paddy's that were holding Dorado but only got hit twice. Beautiful day on the water.Stopped at the green tanks on the way in and might have had the best large bonito fishing ive ever...
  635. Fleet

    VHF

    Sweet give me a holler brother.
  636. Fleet

    VHF

    You can see the radio. Its kind of older looking. Not sure if this is the stock radio.
  637. Fleet

    VHF

    The boat is an 87 Outrage. Im not sure if its a newer radio. Yes it has an antenna.
  638. Fleet

    VHF

    Thanks guys.
  639. Fleet

    VHF

    So ive really only used my boat in the local waters. I havnt gone offshore yet. The boat came with a VHF. Is there some sort of activation process i need to go through? Or is it just already activated from the former owner? Im going offshore tomorrow and want to make sure i have my radio...
  640. Fleet

    Truline rods

    Someone dosnt like reel seats. lol
  641. Fleet

    Another TranX Thread

    Oops just bought another Tranx. What can i say.
  642. Fleet

    Matching reels to new rods help

    Lexa 400 on that MH would be awesome. Maybe a Tranx on the 809. May be too much reel for it though.
  643. Fleet

    Bait tank

    Interesting. Ive never seen a set up like that. The overflow drains up the pipe like that?
  644. Fleet

    Oceanside Bait

    Nice. Thanks for the input.
  645. Fleet

    Oceanside Bait

    With Mission Bay seemingly always out of bait i was thinking about running up the coast on thursday with my buddy to fish the kelp beds. And just get bait in OSide. Have they been out of bait as well? Anyone having problems with the bait availability? Taking an old friend out that i havnt...
  646. Fleet

    Daiwa Lexa 400 HD

    Just keep the saltwater out of the clutch flange holes. Great reels.
  647. Fleet

    Daiwa lexa HD

    I may have to just start buying my gear at premium prices in tackle shops. lol Im just too lazy.
  648. Fleet

    Daiwa lexa HD

    Damn. I actually think these are massive problems as a lot of people are pretty technical with their needs. I almost went with the 79 instead of the 82 because of the increased lure weight. I just thought for sure that meant the tip of the 82 was really pretty flimsy. I bought the 82 and when it...
  649. Fleet

    Daiwa lexa HD

    Are those all inaccurately stated on the website? lol Thats a shame if it is. Is it possible yours are an earlier model? How many generations of these rods are there?
  650. Fleet

    Daiwa lexa HD

    Oh well. But i think most will end up buying a Phenix product with there official stats listed on their website. I have that same rod and didnt even notice the discrepancy. They need to fix that shit.
  651. Fleet

    Daiwa lexa HD

    Strange
  652. Fleet

    The Dead Bait Issues Continue

    I talked with Randy at Bluewater and he said the thru hull on my older whaler really isnt a smart move. But ive seen guys do the thru hull set up on a custom bracket mounted to the transom. I may end up trying that if and when this latest set up fails.
  653. Fleet

    The Dead Bait Issues Continue

    So the sponge picks up the scales? That would be a lot easier.
  654. Fleet

    The Dead Bait Issues Continue

    Redid everything today. Added an 1100 pump. With a ball valve to regulate flow. Installed new hoses. Lowered the pump. Tested all the switches and fuses. Wires etc. It was a dead pump. Has a piece of eel grass coiled up inside the impeller. It was rolled up into a ball causing it to not rotate...
  655. Fleet

    The Dead Bait Issues Continue

    Im just really popular. lol I think i had my answer pretty early on actually. Pulling the boat out tomorrow. Will be an easy fix.
  656. Fleet

    The Dead Bait Issues Continue

    I appreciate the call. Im just going to do what you did on your Montauk.
  657. Fleet

    Another TranX Thread

    Damn thats a lot of line. Nice. Thanks for the update.
  658. Fleet

    I need one of you smart guys who know mercs to help me, I'm stuck

    If it breaks down on us tomorrow dont worry about it because i can fix anything. :Zombie_Ro
  659. Fleet

    Who keeps their boat at Sea World?

    Its the most inexpensive around i think. I almost went there. Just wanted to be closer to the bait and channel so i chose Driscoll. They have single boat slips that are nice. Im on a side tie right now and on the waiting list for a slip. However i may just keep the side tie because its right at...
  660. Fleet

    The Dead Bait Issues Continue

    Cool man. My schedule is pretty flexible. Let me know.
  661. Fleet

    The Dead Bait Issues Continue

    Thanks man. Randy at Bluewater Bait tanks told me the same today. Thats its most likely a really easy fix. Mentioned airlock and possibly a burned out motor. Even said i could probably just replace the motor in the pump. Ill just put a new pump on. Leave the old bracket on there for now. Its...
  662. Fleet

    The Dead Bait Issues Continue

    Cheers bro. Actually had some really solid bottom fishing outside of of the OB pier when the bait died the other day. My little girl would have loved it. Its going to be our new hotspot. Ling's, big red cod, calicos etc. Hooked up every 2 minutes it felt like. Ive never liked bottom fishing. But...
  663. Profile Pictures

    Profile Pictures

  664. Fleet

    The Dead Bait Issues Continue

    Bro im stuck at home tomorrow. Ive got my little girl while my X drives my son off to college. Im heading out Thursday with George as well. As soon as i get my tank fixed id love to go out alongside you. Id prefer a little closer than a few miles. At least so i can see you. lol That sounds like...
  665. Fleet

    The Dead Bait Issues Continue

    Thanks John. I know you have a Montauk 17. Where do you usually launch from? Im in MB at Driscolls. Us little boat guys need to stick together. If you even want a boat buddy to go alongside on any fishing adventures ill be your wingman. Cheers.
  666. Fleet

    The Dead Bait Issues Continue

    Thanks man. I am doing this myself. I just need help with the new switch and electrical. I simply need to be taught. Thats why im adding a new switch. The old set up is a hornets nest inside the console. I cant even fit in there to fix anything. Im not even paying cash for the help i get also.
  667. Fleet

    The Dead Bait Issues Continue

    Thanks mate. How do you guys know my last name is Fleet? lol Are you able to get that from Fleeter?
  668. Fleet

    The Dead Bait Issues Continue

    I see. I saw other pics of what looked like a thru hull pump attached in the same way. Randy thinks i fried my motor. And that the motor alone could probably just be replaced. I may try that first and then drop the pump lower. He said hes getting a lot of calls about faulty bait tanks. But he...
  669. Fleet

    The Dead Bait Issues Continue

    You are still using a transom mount pump that will be submersible? Or are trying to keep the pump out of the water with this set up?
  670. Fleet

    The Dead Bait Issues Continue

    I spoke with Randy at Bluewater Bait Systems again today and he really felt that the 1100 was to much. And that a thru hull wasnt possible. 100% of my issue is the location of the pump. He thinks the pump burned out from airlock. The fix is very simple. Move the pump to its lowest point on the...
  671. Fleet

    Bait condition in SD

    Those Coltsnipers are amazing.
  672. Fleet

    Appoligies

    They are great boats. I remember being on my Pops little Ranger when i was 8 or so. There was an IMP with those paneled signs heading into the SDYC. He stopped the boat to ask a bunch of questions. A few months later he owned that boat. Started taking me to the Islands and local fishing grounds...
  673. Fleet

    Phenix M1 Inshore SMX-82H Casting Rod

    Haha is this the deal you were talking about?
  674. Fleet

    The Dead Bait Issues Continue

    I honestly dont think a spare would have even saved the day for me. Something is up with the connection in the console. I need to run a fresh new line into a new switch. Just get away from the old panel altogether. The bilge died on me a month ago. Like i said i had no issues with the bait until...
  675. Fleet

    The Dead Bait Issues Continue

    Its just a basic Kodiak 32 gallon. Its a nice $350 tank. Oblong. I installed it up under the leaning post or right behind it. So its got around 8 feet of hose to run through. It filled really fast with the 800. So with the 1100 i will want to decrease flow with a valve. Its a nice set up. No...
  676. Fleet

    The Dead Bait Issues Continue

    I appreciate that man. I really do think my pump has been decreasing in strength over the last couple weeks. To the point where it just stopped altogether. That or im having more bad wiring issues. My bilge did the same thing. Whatever new pump i buy its getting the new wire run up the tunnel...
  677. Fleet

    The Dead Bait Issues Continue

    LOL This is my last post blah blah blah. :) My threads always win. I only mentioned the 1100 because i can install that flow valve. Reduce or increase. And its the same price as a new 800. Plus 30% for me. And im confused because my boat is an Outrage. Were you talking to George? Or are you...
  678. Fleet

    The Dead Bait Issues Continue

    Yeah thats nice for sure. I may have to go over that with my installer
  679. Fleet

    Phenix Rods, which setups for this our Great Season?

    I use my Lexa 300 on the MH. Great pairing.
  680. Fleet

    Appoligies

    Its that Iola Molded Plastic. They turn everyone into an asshole. My dad loved those boats. Its what i learned to fish on.
  681. Fleet

    Phenix Rods, which setups for this our Great Season?

    I still wanted the baitcaster trigger grip vibe with my Lexa reels. And a non split grip. I have all of the lexa reels. So i looked for the heaviest trigger i could find and it ended up being the M1-82. Rated 20-45. The 400 on that M1 is such a perfect fit for me. I can change the top shot on it...
  682. Fleet

    Best SwimBait Rod & Reel combo for the Bay

    I use a Lexa 100. But i also have a really budget AG Pro Max combo that was $100. Its fun as hell but its a m/h and stiff. I just dont use it. I put my Lexa on a superlight Phenix Maxim and its so much fun on small fish. Whips light artificial baits great. I just prefer really light tackle.
  683. Fleet

    Phenix Rods, which setups for this our Great Season?

    Thats what i use for my 400. And its amazing for irons. That rod is really pretty sturdy. Im not sure i would want to put my 400 on a Black Diamond. They are pretty burly. I have my Tranx on an XHJ and thats a perfect fit.