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  1. Larmo

    Shogun with Wife, Son, and fishing Buddies

    The first post I read ended up making my day. Thank you and congratulations for such a loving family.
  2. Larmo

    Bluefinn 5/27/20 Down and Tight

    The fish are in a 5 mile zone to the NW of these #s. Those are the most inside numbers I’ve seen. BTW we caught a few drifting in a large group of boats but we scored 4 in an area off by ourselves with a couple of buddy boats.
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    Bluefinn 5/27/20 Down and Tight

    Big area of YFT and good grade. We got 6 while drifting the dead flier. No BFT for us but we saw a couple caught along the 27 line. YFT in May. Might be an epic year for exotics.
  4. Larmo

    Fleet Re-Opening...facts vs fiction.

    We’ve certainly had our moments but I love this industry. Should any of you need a fighter I’ll do my best for you for free. Don’t hesitate to call. When it comes to these lockdowns my loyalty is to small businesses like yours, not the politicians.
  5. Larmo

    Royal Polaris re-opening plan May 8th

    If they knowingly put passengers on the boats without insurance required by CG licensing and an accident (God forbid) happens, the landings will have liability this time. A liability waiver would likely be against public policy if the vessel was knowingly being operated unlawfully (in violation...
  6. Larmo

    SOLD 2007 38’ Mediterranean

    Great deal right here. GLWS.
  7. Larmo

    Looking for fish report finding ads

    Why do I only see ads for Pornhub?
  8. Larmo

    Need A Deckhand For Your Boat?

    All you old cusses are so full of hot air. This kid is showing the right stuff. LIKE
  9. Larmo

    SOLD soldsold

    Wow. GLWS.
  10. Larmo

    For Sale 1987 13' Boston Whaler Sport

    Great Crowley boat. GLWS.
  11. Larmo

    Andrew Viola

    It’s handled. Thanks for the help.
  12. Larmo

    Andrew Viola

    I’ll pay $100 to the first person who sends me a photo of Andrew Viola at the Long Beach Show this weekend. Use DM.
  13. Larmo

    Endless Summer for Trout Bum - NZ Style

    One of my best friends is Bart Forsyth from Auckland and he’s made me promise next year to spend a week with him there so I will probably take you up on this offer and figure out s trip. It would be nice to have more rainbows in the mix because to be honestly there were days where I didn’t net a...
  14. Larmo

    Endless Summer for Trout Bum - NZ Style

    Thanks Mate. We had to chip around a bit but we managed to put a great trip together despite the floods. It kept me off some great rivers I really wanted to fish (Mataura, Mavaroa, Dobson, etc.) but that just makes me want to return.
  15. Larmo

    Endless Summer for Trout Bum - NZ Style

    I’m at the end of this trip and could write for days about this experience. In summary, I’ll be back every year God allows me the health to do this. Lesson One: get in the best physical condition you can before getting here. This fishing isn’t like anything in the states. The river systems...
  16. Larmo

    Endless Summer for Trout Bum - NZ Style

    Ok I bought some leggings. Lol
  17. Larmo

    Endless Summer for Trout Bum - NZ Style

    Here are some spots on my target list to give people who haven’t been there a sense for how many choices there are. I could add a dozen more that are just as tasty. Spring Creek to the left. Spring Creek off the road to Mt Cook Piano Flat Nevis Oreti and Mataura
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    Endless Summer for Trout Bum - NZ Style

    We have a guide the first two days in Twizel and another guide the first two days in Mossburn. I COMPLETELY agree that a guide is well worth the expense. The guys in NZ have been extremely helpful. And I’ve already made friends with a local tier who has been great to me and lined me up with...
  19. Larmo

    Grande, Friday 11/6

    Not there anymore.
  20. Larmo

    Grande, Friday 11/6

    Captain went the distance and fished well. No complaints (but I was the one who got the YF and a limit of YT. Gave most of it away to a father/son from MT. Son is building the wall which tugged at my heart.) Cancellation is because of the rain. He can’t glass if the windows are covered in drops.
  21. Larmo

    Grande, Friday 11/6

    Found fish on ponies repeatedly. They would come off onto the chum and stay with the boat but they wouldn’t eat. At the end of the day we found a breezer of the big bluefin. Got them to blow up on chum but they swam away before the hook baits could get set up after the slide. Approaching...
  22. Larmo

    Grande, Friday 11/6

    I did. Moderator can you please fix the title?
  23. Larmo

    Endless Summer for Trout Bum - NZ Style

    Wow. I learned a ton reading this. There are recommendations in here that I haven’t read anywhere on the net or in any of the guide books I’ve bought. Thank you!
  24. Larmo

    Grande, Friday 11/6

    Had a great time on the Grande yesterday. Crew worked hard. Fish are still around and close. Counts don’t do it justice.
  25. Larmo

    Endless Summer for Trout Bum - NZ Style

    Will do. I watch all his videos. Also Jensen Fly Fishing and ChrIs Doer and Todd Moen. I literally check for new ones every few days. It’s taken me too long to go there but I think I have a great plan and I made friends with a local tier who turned me onto some guides. We’re spending 5 fishing...
  26. Larmo

    Crushed them... again.

    Good to see my old Whaler still slaying!
  27. Larmo

    Endless Summer for Trout Bum - NZ Style

    My wife wanted to learn to fly fish so we’ve been on it for 3 years in Montana and now we’re ready for what has been the ultimate goal - South Island New Zealand. We’re deep into the planning stage now. Looks like we will be there in early February and plan to split our trip between the south...
  28. Larmo

    Mammoth Lakes 10-3 to 10-5

    Crowley is having the best Fall in years. Heading back up again next week.
  29. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    That’s cool. What boat? Let’s spotlight ops that are models for safety.
  30. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    The value add by an attorney is the difference between what you would get filing your own lawsuit in Federal Court while up against the insurance company and it’s law firm, and what you would get with a good lawyer representing you. I’m not saying it’s a great system but it’s the system in place.
  31. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    I just used your quote to deal with a bunch of things others said. Yes, he had to sue because first, that's how it works in maintenance and cure claims (there’s no workers compensation appeals board and no mandatory arbitration) and second, because he’s competing with all the passenger claims...
  32. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    There is no question he was seriously injured. He’s entitled to maintenance and cure. It’s the maritime version of workers comp. Every worker is entitled to be compensated if they are injured on the job. It’s part of the cost of doing business. Calling a worker a rat for seeking maintenance...
  33. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    You’re becoming creepy. Get a life.
  34. Larmo

    Who’s Fishing Montana This Year?

    Depuy’s Spring Creek yesterday. Moody, windy, wet and cold. BWO hatch weather. Got two big rainbows (18+) on the single dry, 6.5x. Gusty winds so I had to wait for lulls to cast the 4wt. Probably the toughest fishing day of the trip and the most memorable fish/fights. No pics. My hands were...
  35. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    Haha. I was fishing the Lamar Valley in Yellowstone actually. Some ambulance chaser. While other lawyers are attending the vigils (Barf) and charging a fee, I offer do it for free and then head 1000 miles away and off the grid.
  36. Larmo

    Who’s Fishing Montana This Year?

    Soda Butte Pure Bred
  37. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    Facing a possible 34 counts of manslaughter, what do you think the $150/15 hour day deckhand said when he was interviewed by the FBI, CG and NTSB? (“The captain told me to sleep.”) What do you suppose the Captain said when he was interviewed? What do you suppose the search warrant was looking...
  38. Larmo

    Who’s Fishing Montana This Year?

    Let’s go hopper fishin’
  39. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    If safety was paramount why do they have to be told to put smoke detectors in the salon?
  40. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    What stands out to me most is the smoke detectors. Anyone focused on safety wouldn’t be satisfied with the cheapest possible smoke detectors and only mounted in the berthing area.
  41. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    The boat’s policy will be paid on those claims, no matter how big it is. Take it to the bank.
  42. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    The government sets MINIMUM safety standards. The problem is the industry has treated CG inspection as a gold standard for safety. It is a minimal standard of safety.
  43. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    It’s not like he fell asleep on duty in his clothes and at the wheel. That’s bad enough. This guy actually went to bed. He took off his clothes and laid down on the pillow right near the captain and other crew and went to sleep. That would suggest the captain was ok with it. All that’s...
  44. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    It’s the timing. They have every right to pursue this action. They didn’t need to do it while the families are trying to recover the remains and bury their dead. They could have waited a month. They have 6 months from first formal notice. Doing it now was a power move which under the...
  45. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    This sure puts the limitation action timing in a new light. They really are trying to fuck these people.
  46. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    They were all sleeping. https://www.ntsb.gov/investigations/AccidentReports/Reports/DCA19MM047-preliminary-report.pdf These poor people didn’t have a chance. Disgusted.
  47. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    It’s all about manning. Not a single person can defend the entire crew being asleep. If the person assigned the watch dozed off it’s one thing. But if he unclothed, climbed in bed where the rest of the crew was berthed, and laid down on the pillow knowing full well that is a direct breach of his...
  48. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    What I just said I would do is probably worth $1,000,000. That’s real. If we find someone else culpable we will try and do something meaningful for these people and we would be paid for that. But it’s pure speculation anything like that exists. There is literally no evidence anyone can point to...
  49. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    You’re actually trying to give me shit for this. Wow. And you want to be taken seriously?
  50. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    We aren’t going to charge victims to collect on the boat’s policy. What are you doing for them?
  51. Larmo

    Who’s Fishing Montana This Year?

    I just extended my trip so maybe. My friend arrives Thursday and I’m picking him with the rods ready and we’ll go straight from the airport to the Madison near Three Dollar Bridge. We’ll fish the walk wade area until late afternoon then move to the Upper Madison. I want to fish into the dark...
  52. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    You’re starting to sound like a tool here. There was no need to file this week. It seriously insults our intelligence to suggest they’re really good guys for having done so. They sued the passengers seeking to deny ANY recovery. They did it 3 days after the event while these poor people are...
  53. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    If there’s a God in Heaven I hope your friend is right and these poor people, especially the children, didn’t suffer.
  54. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    Haha. But it is weird how you can smell any smoke anywhere on the boat even just the tiny amount from a grit. I think it’s because the air is so clean and the way the wind swirls around the house.
  55. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    Especially something other than tobacco ;)
  56. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    K guys here’s the deal, you’ve been so kind to listen to my ramblings and stick with it so I’m going to announce something here first out of respect for you and BD. Tom Girardi, Girardi Keese who I do all my cases in partnership with has agreed to handle these limitation action cases with me...
  57. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    They died of smoke inhalation. Maybe I didn’t understand you. I was just having an argument with a reporter who was saying they just died peacefully in their sleep. I then read yours and thought that’s what you were also saying. I think they suffered greatly. I tried to explain that people...
  58. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    Wrong quote. This is in reference to the guys saying they suffocated. You’re a good guy and these guys all have their hearts in the right place, but none of them knows the cause of death. PS even if they died of smoke inhalation it was a horrible death.
  59. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    Of alll the bad things to have to go through in life having to be up against Barry Cappello is right up there with the worst. Nicknamed The Barracuda of Santa Barbara and earned. Sorry ??, I’m not falling for the sad face, tear routine. I’ll wait to see if they were all asleep and if the owner...
  60. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    Probably not for the better when it comes to old wood inspected boats. They are going to have a devil of a time passing.
  61. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    None of this holds up if they were all asleep.
  62. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    They did for sure. The insurance lawyers came up with this plan. The client still has to agree.
  63. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    I’m sure the subpoena is as broad as it can be.
  64. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    Even if he tried he would have failed. No clothes on, no shoes, no mask, no helmet, it would have been a pathetic failure, more like suicide than a meaningful rescue attempt.
  65. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    That was yesterday. FBI and CG each served search warrants. Evening news showed them wheeling out boxes from the office.
  66. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    That’s what was reported yesterday. It surprised me too. https://abc7.com/cause-of-death-likely-smoke-inhalation-in-santa-barbara-boat-fire-sheriff/5520626/
  67. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    The words were “I like to think I would have...” Meaning I like to think I would have the courage to fight the fire to save children, even if it meant I would die, especially if I thought it was my fault they were in there because in part I am old and had my life and they are just babies. But...
  68. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    Yes after the reports on Sunday that has never been repeated so it may be untrue.
  69. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    The Sheriff/coroner has already said they all died of smoke inhalation and that it was so clear they weren’t going to do autopsies.
  70. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    It is true that the limitation action is filed regularly. It is false that the insurance company filed this without the owner’s consent it is filed in the owner’s name and it is the party not the insurance company. It did not happen without his written consent. It is true that filing this 3...
  71. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    Those crawl spaces are WW2 level thinking. Fire safety requires two escape routes each capable of evacuating all passengers quickly in an emergency. These routes should be independent of each other so a fire that blocks one isn’t likely to be blocking the other. Both will require stairs, walk...
  72. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    They just finished a night dive. I’m sure all the dive lights were discharged. Imagine all the devices that had just been plugged in.
  73. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    Excellent. Thank you. Maybe I’ve only experienced the exceptions. Your captain also posted on IG that he was looking at all safety protocols after this incident and seeing where improvements can be made. Spot on.
  74. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    I wouldn’t run a charging station like that at night when most of the crew is asleep. If I did it would be in a fire safe box of some kind.
  75. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    The deckhands aren’t present at the CG inspection of these boats. I’ve seen the documentation and logs. There is literally no documentation of these drills on the boats involved in the accidents at least according to sworn testimony in Federal Court. PS: when this report comes out my...
  76. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    SAC takes a large % of the top line fare. It should be focused on consumer safety and spend that money updating drug testing to include observed sampling, extending it to all crewman, and certification training of crews in SOLAS, including fire safety and first aid.
  77. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    The unlicensed crews on these boats are not reviewed by the CG. They aren’t drug tested. They are basically someone willing to work this hard and show up for $150/trip. It’s a terrible job and filling it is one of the most challenging aspects of running a sportie.
  78. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    Steve, this isn’t something you want to answer. That’s fair. We already know the answer. And it’s super dangerous. On Invicta the captain and crew were worthless after the accident. They didn’t know how to use the life boat. It was up to the passengers to figure it out. Then they launched...
  79. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    Ok but now that it happened can’t we react without being told what to do by a politician?
  80. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    Steve, you can’t be spending days talking about auto correct on a message board and sound like a wise man. Let’s circle back to the fire.
  81. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    It’s pretty well known that salt water intrusion is highly dangerous in lithium batteries because it shorts them out. https://ecs.confex.com/ecs/231/webprogram/Paper97529.html Is letting a charging station go all night with multiple batteries of unknown origin or status, some of them immersed...
  82. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    I’m going to take this one layer deeper. Actually specific training and drilling is not set forth in the CFRs and is not inspected. The crew’s training/readiness is not tested or observed as part of CG cert. You were a captain for 40 years. Did you put your crew through any kind of fire...
  83. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    These boats have Internet connectivity and sat phones so they can be Instagram stars and market on the water. That’s some decent technology know-how. Why can’t they put a little more effort into networked smoke detectors?
  84. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    Why does the industry need big government to tell them what to do? Isn’t it obvious smoke detectors in the salon are good, central alarms to the bridge are good and a viable second exit is good? Wow, look at that. They’re cheap too...
  85. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    Not necessarily the same cause and origin but interesting. There’s an inversion for a long time. The passengers were below the fire. Did the HVAC pump in fresh air? Where was the smoke detector relative to the vent? 3 hours for this fire to get going.
  86. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    Humbled truly. My daughter having cancer changed me like it changes everyone who experiences it. They wouldn’t have to hire me. I’d do it for free. I believe fishing has an important role to play in helping our kids. I want this industry to thrive again. I’d like to see us build boats again.
  87. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    Steve’s one of the characters who make BD entertaining. It’s not like we see eye to eye, but I have a better idea who he is now and it’s worth flipping to DM if you have the time to explore an interesting human with more time here on this rock than most everyone else.
  88. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    Every indication is the owner is cooperating. It is more prudent for law enforcement to get a subpoena in case there is a criminal proceeding. It will prevent any illegal search and seizure Qs. The Times is sticking to their story that there was a lack of a roving watch. If accurate that...
  89. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    K, we’ve kind of beat the no man on watch horse to death. What about training? You guys with knowledge of what goes on out there... What training is done for fire fighting on these boats? Do they even drill on how to pull the hose and turn it on or do they just point out where it is? Do...
  90. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    Owner gets a search warrant and guys like you know who take notice. Who wants to be rich and end up getting life in prison.
  91. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    It’s morphed into a criminal investigation.
  92. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    When your crews were checked for drugs was the sampling observed or could they use fake dicks and bought urine? Ranger 95 captain passed drug tests too. Clean as a whistle. Until he was arrested passed out in the Jack In The Box drive thru line with meth and a gun...
  93. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    I hope so. They would be a big help!
  94. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    In all fairness here is the interview of the owner just released. https://www.keyt.com/video/full-interview-with-the-fritzler-family-owners-of-dive-boat-conception/1117774420
  95. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    It’s really hard to change a culture like this. For decades they have been defending the indefensible. Drug addiction, sleeping on watch, whatever it was they circled the wagons and turned on the innocent passengers to defend their own and hide their conduct. It worked before the internet...
  96. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    Sleeping on watch when women and children are under your care is cowardly.
  97. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    Yeah,Tom it’s just s message board I can’t get that specific. This is literally one of the most arcane areas of the law. Most lawyers won’t go anywhere near it. Good luck finding a personal injury lawyer who knows it well enough to survive it let alone thrive and argue nuance and history with...
  98. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    Since you have a desire for knowledge, this is s good Law Review article that goes through the history of shipping, products liability and limitation. It tracks how the erosion of the limitation over the last 100 years coincides with the advent and availability of modern insurance. The...
  99. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    What I read is it wasn’t available and the law was created to incentivize what was the Silicon Valley of the time to take risk and put boats on the ocean because that’s how countries acquired wealth. That’s what the cases say. That’s what is in my briefs. That’s what is winning in Court. I’m...
  100. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    I want to be able to take my grandkids on these boats like my Portuguese grandfather did in the 70s and have it be a wholesome, drug free, safe experience so the kids are hooked for life just like I was because if more kids fished we’d have a lot fewer problems in this world. That’s not a...
  101. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    Ok, you’ve asked this 15 times so I’ll treat it as sincere and answer. I’m a Lone Ranger. Read my website. I take only a few cases at a time. I have strong personal relationships with my clients. They have my cell and I talk to them 24/7 with no filter, no secretary, no intermediary. When I...
  102. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    What’s changed will be the hardest underwriting Q to answer.
  103. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    You’re making it hard for people to be on your side because they don’t want to be associated with someone who is this dumb.
  104. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    No one blames the guys who donated. You aren’t a bad guy for giving money. The industry made a branding blunder doing that and nothing for the victims. It upset alot of people, emphasizing a devil may care attitude, when that wasn't the intent. Let’s not re-live it.
  105. Larmo

    Sad news, boat fire.

    I’m completely speculating here but you wonder how they could store enough power in anything other than lithium to run that boat all night. Something burned hot enough to ignite that diesel.
  106. Larmo

    Sad news, boat fire.

    The owner of the vessel was interviewed by my source. I have read the transcript and listened to the recording. He is adamant that they switched over to battery power at 9 pm. You need to appreciate this is a group of environmentalists. They set this boat up and touted it as environmentally...
  107. Larmo

    Sad news, boat fire.

    I just wouldn’t spend a lot of time thinking about CG Regs. They’re nearly irrelevant.
  108. Larmo

    Sad news, boat fire.

    CG Regs are written by lawyers. ;)
  109. Larmo

    Sad news, boat fire.

    Let’s explore that in a hypothetical assuming a lithium battery failure caused the fire. Is it seaworthy for a vessel to operate a battery charging station that is a veritable shit show of cords, chargers and batteries of unknown origin or status some of which are used in diving where they can...
  110. Larmo

    Sad news, boat fire.

    Meeting CG requirements isn’t enough to make the vessel seaworthy. It’s a broader question. The best way to conceptualize that is to know every commercial passenger vessel determined to be unseaworthy for purposes of limitation was likely in compliance with CG inspections. I think what we’re...
  111. Larmo

    Sad news, boat fire.

    I want to answer this sincere question but in reality it is way too complicated for a message board. The facts are all jumbled right now. I go back to where I started, it seems like the crew was asleep and if that’s the case no one had a chance. Responsibility will look at everything from...
  112. Larmo

    Sad news, boat fire.

    As lawyers get older they actually learn not to be an asshole to get their way. It’s really about leadership and persistence and most of all persuasion. But if someone thinks they can bully you they have to learn really quick they will lose.
  113. Larmo

    Sad news, boat fire.

    This is such a valuable insight only someone who has been through it can offer. Thank you for posting.
  114. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    But that law predates the invention of insurance. It was never intended to protect insurance companies against families like these. That’s why those cases always get shoved up their ass.
  115. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    It’s the oil companies. Offshore drilling rigs are boats. Oil tankers are boats. Oil spills are existential threats for oil companies. Follow the money. Lawyers have been fighting this law for decades. They had them treed after Deepwater Horizon but oil industry lobbyists killed the bill.
  116. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    You show me one jurisdiction claiming that’s a purpose that has done a fucking thing to rehab effectively and I’ll concede it isn’t just window dressing for liberals. What gets measured gets done. Everything else is bullshit.
  117. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    Insurance companies tend to make those kinds of decisions more often than most. It’s the asshole pyramid syndrome. Only the biggest asshole advances to the next level.
  118. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    Off track, but if for the last 50 years it hasn’t had any success on that front then maybe it’s not really a purpose.
  119. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    Maybe. I’m not sure criminal law has been much of a success story anywhere on the rehab front so I don’t include it on my list. Incapacitation/punishment are synonymous to me.
  120. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    It’s. The. Timing. They all file this eventually. They ALWAYS lose. The deadline isn’t for many months. It starts when someone makes an actual claim. I doubt that happened already. Regardless they have plenty of time to let the families bury their dead or at least be formally notified that DNA...
  121. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    I was talking about the banner. I filled out the BD form. I’m a real person. I’m not hiding. Anyone wants to know who I am it’s easy. So maybe you’d like to engage on the merits of what I’m saying, or nah?
  122. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    P.S. the environmentalists are chomping at the bit to destroy this industry. Women and children trapped and burned alive isn’t a good look. Pirate subculture FU and lawlessness isn’t a good look. Not to mention fathers and grandfathers aren’t taking their kids fishing anymore. It isn’t...
  123. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    Not seeking clients thru BD. That’s why there’s no contact info provided, not even my last name. Not posting on any other sites. I don’t think anyone is more interested in maritime safety than sportfisherman. We take the biggest risks, go farther, stay longer, drive more at night, do more...
  124. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    Most of the guys here are older and don’t know about Instagram and have probably never heard of the pirate anti-fishing fishing club subculture. The pirate culture these captains are emulating doesn’t exist here. They can’t make money here. They’re striving to be Instagram influencers by...
  125. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    I know a lot of those victims and they were/are disgusted by that culture. Tyler Durden punks posing as masculine but exhibiting none of the character of genuine strong men.
  126. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    The point of this thread is to open the conversation about what is and is not a crime when it comes to dereliction of duty by a seaman causing death. I venture to guess most people in this industry didn’t know they could be charged criminally if they sleep on the job while on auto pilot and as a...
  127. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    I don’t know why BD tolerates this. Threats are intended to quash free speech. The account of the person making them should be frozen for 24 hours for the first offense, 30 days for the second and permanently for the third. Closing the thread is a reward. These people don’t want to discuss the...
  128. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    It’s not just the sporties. https://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/2-People-Rescued-After-26-Foot-Boat-Gets-Stuck-in-Cave-Near-Sunset-Cliffs--559565031.html?fbclid=IwAR36bFpfgziP0v2bDXlfrT9yy9dfHrDO7PNGoRz_ukeKXZb5U0LeO42AOhA
  129. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    There are guys who would love to ride in the wheelhouse and talk story at night. Maybe have a sign in sheet for those who do and just let them hang out, Can’t sleep while talking. (Unless it’s your wife.)
  130. Larmo

    Who’s Fishing Montana This Year?

    Finally heading to Montana next week. Had to delay my trip because of a strange foot infection but looks like I’m good to go. We’ll be in Livingston area, day on the Madison, day east likely the Boulder, a float on the Yelly, and a day in the Lamar Valley. Can’t wait.
  131. Larmo

    Missoula to Flathead Lake 9/1-9/9/2019

    Rock Creek is one of my all time favorites.
  132. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    Part of the answer may be passengers taking part in the watch just like on the private boats.
  133. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

  134. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    Wow a captain I represented just texted me the same idea. Seems to make a lot of sense. Might work for school shootings too. They can smell weapons.
  135. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    That’s actually funny.
  136. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    Me too.
  137. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    It is the element of s crime. They are going to avoid saying anything and leave it to the DOJ.to state the applicable law.
  138. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    Actually the heroes are the quiet guys who were afraid to confront you industry goons until I beat you down and showed the world who you really are. Now they see you’re really nothing special. Have fun.
  139. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    He was the first captain. I don’t think he had an active bar license but he did at one time.
  140. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    No I never pursued that. The owner committed suicide 24 hrs after the accident happened. He was a victim in my book. Sad for his wife. We let her off the hook.
  141. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    K I’m going to stand down for awhile until we have some more data or the goons start badgering well-meaning people again. Keep it real.
  142. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    K but be fair. Were the threads shut down because I was making personal threats or because the goons were? And yes I am angry about this and it does show and it especially did Sunday afternoon when I called these guys cowards. At the time I assumed they weren’t so completely irresponsible as to...
  143. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    You guys sure like your chemical concoctions.
  144. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    K.I.S.S. Keep. It. Simple. Stupid. Stay awake. Problem solved.
  145. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    That and criminal negligence takes a lot more than these examples. Slippery slope arguments are never persuasive. That’s why I said it was ridiculous. In the context we’re talking about the failure to maintain a watch, at all, which results in death. That is conduct so over the line it is...
  146. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    Every psych I’ve ever known was drawn to that profession because they’re nuts themselves. Nurse Ratchet is more confirmation.
  147. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    I’m going to give you guys one piece of free advice. But before I do this is why you should listen. When I was in my late 30s I was one of the lawyers for a Fortune 500 chemical company sued in the Erin Brockavich case. The plaintiff lawyer was shooting the movie. I was the guy who went before...
  148. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    Because no one else has the CGAF attitude to take these bullies on and call them out for their cover ups and bullshit. I started after the complete loser captain of Invicta passed out and drove the boat into the island. I warned them then the game had changed. They didn’t listen. I picked it...
  149. Larmo

    Sad news, boat fire.

    Wow. Who do you think represented the passengers on Invicta, Prowler and Attessa? Can’t say how that turned out because the settlements are confidential - because they demanded it. I also represented Jones Act victims, and a 1200 ton purse seiner against the insurers on a seaworthiness denial...
  150. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    If you’re a minimum wage deckhand, who isn’t even paid for half the hours he’s on that boat, are you going to take the fall?
  151. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    Actually she was married to one of your heroes. She knows where the bones are buried. Ruh Roh! ;)
  152. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    This passes for intelligence in your world? No wonder it’s spiraling out of control.
  153. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    Awww, did I hurt your feelings?
  154. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    In other words, stop pointing out my pals have no clothes on because it makes me look dumb for defending them all the time. Pro Tip: can’t remain credible when all you do is defend the indefensible.
  155. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    Sycophant. Can’t stand that no one finds him credible anymore. We see you.
  156. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    Word
  157. Larmo

    Sad news, boat fire.

    Actually I was a first party property insurance bad faith lawyer, former coordinating counsel for a major insurer, so I did plenty of arson investigations and busted my share of LA fraud rings. How about you counselor? What do you know about fire origin investigations other than watching the...
  158. Larmo

    Sad news, boat fire.

    You’re arguing with a bot.
  159. Larmo

    Sad news, boat fire.

    You’re perfect. Keep talking. It’s important people who aren’t accustomed to this crowd see you guys for who you are and associate you with the others. This is the perfect situation to watch and learn who’s who.
  160. Larmo

    Sad news, boat fire.

    WTF are you talking about? What did I say to this cretin that creates liability for a message board and do you know the first thing about liability and immunity of a platform like this? I don’t know why you have a hard on for me but Christ you’re a lawyer or you were a long time ago so get a...
  161. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    That’s not true. I’ve started probably 100 threads on fish reports over the last 12 years. Do your homework before spouting bullshit.
  162. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    Ridiculous.
  163. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    Really? All you ever do is defend the indefensible without regard for the facts. You’re a sycophant for the industry.
  164. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    Nope. That lawsuit says they’re panicked.
  165. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    NFW This is an embarrassment to the regulators and the government. The governors friend was killed. It isn’t acceptable to them that 34 people die while on anchor due to a fire and none of the crew noticed it or did a thing to fight it or save them. That dog ain’t gonna hunt. They are...
  166. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    You guys do understand that this is the long range board on BD. The dive crowd isn’t anywhere near here. Lawyers are advertising and cold calling. I don’t do any of that. I’m not even sure I will represent anyone here. My goal is to make this community look exactly how you guys are behaving...
  167. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    It’s the timing. In my entire career I have never seen this filed before a single lawsuit snd while the families still haven’t even been told they have confirmed the death of their loved one or returned the remains so they can bury them. The Sheriff is literally swabbing the next of kin for DNA...
  168. Larmo

    Sad news, boat fire.

    Was I right?
  169. Larmo

    Sad news, boat fire.

    Actually I hope you are defense counsel. You’d be perfect.
  170. Larmo

    Sad news, boat fire.

    Source of fire is too complicated to sort out without the report so I won’t speculate on it. That’s going to be a critical issue in any litigation because it extends liability beyond the vessel and crew.
  171. Larmo

    Sad news, boat fire.

    There were two things in that leak that are possibly important that might be lost on people inexperienced in these matters. 1. ATF has joined the investigation. (Too soon to know why but that’s interesting.) 2. US Attny for LA is now monitoring the investigation. (Speaks for itself.)
  172. Larmo

    Sad news, boat fire.

    Took you awhile to get there but that’s probably my fault for being so obtuse. ;) Cheers
  173. Larmo

    Sad news, boat fire.

    This is a physical threat and it isn’t lost on me so I took a screen shot and alerted management. As far as it working, once I take a high profile case it’s about the client not me so what effect it has on me makes no difference.
  174. Larmo

    Sad news, boat fire.

    Here is the NTSB leaked preliminary findings of “serious safety violations.” 1. No roving night watchman, [...] https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-09-05/california-boat-fire-victims-crew-members-passengers
  175. Larmo

    Sad news, boat fire.

    I am who I am because I need to be the one who neutralizes the kind of corporation and lawyers who would sue the victims while the Sheriff is taking DNA samples so they can identify the remains and give them to these poor families allowing them to bury their spouse or their child or even entire...
  176. Larmo

    Sad news, boat fire.

    Good Gawd you guys need to take a chill pill. No one is going to take your boats away. I have no interest in hurting this industry. I fish constantly. I grew up here. I actually fished with Bill Poole once. I want the Tyler Durdens brought to heel and the Bill Poole culture to come back in...
  177. Larmo

    Sad news, boat fire.

    I was really impressed with the level of detail the NTSB is going through here. 16 agents + CG has their own team and their own investigation + FBI. Wow. They will be doing briefings daily and will be publishing a preliminary report with no conclusions in 10 days. I have never seen this...
  178. Larmo

    Sad news, boat fire.

    I’m going to update this after this press conference. It appears the NTSB is contradicting NBC News and saying the crew was asleep in their quarters inside the wheelhouse structure. They were not outside on the sun deck as NBC News reported.
  179. Larmo

    Sad news, boat fire.

    I have been informed that in addition to investigating crimes the FBI can assist in gathering evidence at NTSB’s request which is what is happening now. So I correct this post. No one has determined that a crime was possibly committed.
  180. Larmo

    Sad news, boat fire.

    The information I am using is in each of the posts. It is based on what is publicly available. Some of it is coming to me privately through interviews of the people involved. Some of it is being reported in the press conferences. Some of it is being reported on the news. It varies. I’m not...
  181. Larmo

    Sad news, boat fire.

    The issue is whether they were all asleep when the fire started and spread not their condition after they woke up and abandoned ship.
  182. Larmo

    Sad news, boat fire.

    How is saying let’s stop the interpersonal childishness and meet sometime for an adult conversation a threat? In my generation that’s what men do. They break bread or have coffee and clear the air.
  183. Larmo

    Sad news, boat fire.

    Seaworthiness requires that a vessel maintain a constant and diligent watch at all times even while a vessel is anchored offshore. The watch for a vessel on anchor consists of monitoring the anchor set and swing, the vessel’s signal lighting, the proximity and track of other vessels in its...
  184. Larmo

    Sad news, boat fire.

    Use BD to read the threads I have created over the last 12 years. Idk maybe 100 fishing reports? In the DM I suggested you and I meet sometime to have a conversation as adult men. I’m up your way a lot fishing and skiing.
  185. Larmo

    Sad news, boat fire.

    The crew reported that when they woke up the stair forward of the forward bulkhead of the salon and galley (in the area of the showers) was blocked by fire. This indicates that by the time they woke up the fire had spread from the galley/salon across the bulkhead and into the forward shower...
  186. Larmo

    Sad news, boat fire.

    Sister ship but similar layout.
  187. Larmo

    Sad news, boat fire.

    The FBI (DOJ) does not get involved unless the NTSB notifies the DOJ that there is a possibility a crime was committed and the DOJ agrees. At that point the FBI investigates under the lead of the NTSB (you are here). The DOJ does not investigate facts. It investigates crimes. You know Barr’s...
  188. Larmo

    Sad news, boat fire.

    In addition to the fire hose the vessel was likely equipped with raw water deck hoses. We’re all familiar with the capability of these vessels to pump large volumes of raw water onto the deck. The fire hose is even better designed for this purpose. The crew is supposed to be trained in the use...
  189. Larmo

    Sad news, boat fire.

    There’s a stair on the aft side of the sun deck that goes down to the main deck outside the aft bulkhead of the salon. Near the base of that stair is the fire hose. 5 able men were sound asleep steps away from the fire hose. If there had been a watch, maybe...
  190. Larmo

    Sad news, boat fire.

    The sun deck is open and covered with pads. A perfect place to sleep on a calm summer night.
  191. Larmo

    Sad news, boat fire.

    NBC News reported this was where all 5 crewmen were asleep. They were awakened by a crash in the salon below. By the time they woke up both the stair to the main deck and the forward stair were in flames. How did a wood fire build in the salon and spread to the main deck and head without...
  192. Larmo

    In light of the Conception fire, which boats are equipped properly?

    Or we need to stop looking at CG inspections as meaningful. They are just one tool. Seaworthiness is the entire system of the vessel, including the training and the readiness of the crew, to ensure the safety of the passengers under the conditions likely to be faced when the voyage begins. The...
  193. Larmo

    In light of the Conception fire, which boats are equipped properly?

    A fire in the sleeping area would have set off the smoke detectors down there and would not have blocked the means of escape. Unlikely 100% of passengers would have died.
  194. Larmo

    In light of the Conception fire, which boats are equipped properly?

    A fire in the engine room would have discharged the CO2 system which is supposed to be connected to a bridge alarm. That alarm should have woken up the crew. It is also inconsistent with the crew statement that the fire started at the charging station in the salon.
  195. Larmo

    Pacifica Sportsfishing

    A culture has been cultivated in the industry where emasculated men living lives of silent rage have put these young captains on a pedestal. They have become their Tyler Durdens of Fishing Fight Club. But it’s all based on bullshit, a figment of their imagination. The real men are not the 20...
  196. Larmo

    Sad news, boat fire.

    Just a typical wood fire without accelerants that the professional crew failed to recognize until it was so bad they couldn’t provide any assistance to the passengers.
  197. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    The easiest part of a captain’s job is catching fish. If it was difficult a 20 year old couldn’t do it so well. What makes a great captain is the ability to create and manage a system that allows the vessel to carry passengers out to sea and back safely. That takes incredible leadership and...
  198. Larmo

    Sad news, boat fire.

    There are so many Qs opened up by this statement. If by the time they first realized the boat was on fire it had already so fully engulfed the salon that the crew could not provide ANY ASSISTANCE WHATSOEVER to either fight the fire or evacuate the passengers then how did this crewman identify...
  199. Larmo

    Sad news, boat fire.

    It’s ridiculous to rely on a crawl through hatch to evacuate passengers in the event of a fire, many of whom are overweight and elderly. The CG inspection is not the standard for seaworthiness. The fact that a vessel has passed inspection does not legally prove it is seaworthy. Every disaster I...
  200. Larmo

    Seaman’s Manslaughter

    In light of events over the past two years it might be worthwhile to start a discussion of what criminal liability exists for captains and crews of sport boats for criminally negligent homicide. Sleeping while on watch resulting in death of passengers exposes the captain and crew to being...
  201. Larmo

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    Owner told a reporter they switched over to batteries at night and turned off the genie. If they did that there would be no AC so it makes no sense on a hot summer night, right? If they did switch over that inverter is another failure point. Did these boats install smoke detectors in the...
  202. Larmo

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    Here’s another scenario. The passengers are in an inversion layer of relatively clean air below the fire. As smoke filtered down the stairway their smoke detectors went off waking them up. Now they are in panic. At the top of the stair is a wall of billowing smoke lit up by the flames engulfing...
  203. Larmo

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    I’m happy to have a conversation even with the haters but you don’t get to tell me what to do.
  204. Larmo

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    It’s probably in our DNA to remain alert to fire even while we’re asleep.
  205. Larmo

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    What does it mean, “Thrown from the boat?”
  206. Larmo

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    You also have to put into your model that the CG reported Sunday that four bodies were recovered who showed evidence of having drowned. That would be consistent with as many as four people having escaped the vessel.
  207. Larmo

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    A flash fire occurs when the temperature rises so high, for example because of a fire behind a door, that ignition starts and flashes across the hot surface. That’s not apparent here unless the fire started in the engine room below and then flashed into the salon, which is still possible since...
  208. Larmo

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    While it takes some time for a wood fire to build there is a great deal of smoke In a short period of time especially indoors. If the smoke alarms were disabled and the crew was asleep, it’s possible that by the time people were awakened they were so disoriented by the smoke and fire they...
  209. Larmo

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    I don’t even want to imagine what went on in that bunk room. The panic. The sounds. The smells. The despair. The children. The horror.
  210. Larmo

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    If the smoke detectors were working and the crew was maintaining a watch I find it hard to believe there would be no survivors.
  211. Larmo

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    Imagine how much smoke was billowing as that fire built up. You can smell when someone lights a cigarette when you’re on watch. But you didn’t smell a fire building?
  212. Larmo

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    Especially if the smoke alarms were working.
  213. Larmo

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    The mains were off. The genie exhaust ported on the starboard side and was water cooled. There’s a lot of soot around that genie exhaust opening...
  214. Larmo

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    But there’s a good point imbedded in here. How did they miss all those smoke alarms blaring?
  215. Larmo

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    What was the airflow for the AC system? Did fresh come into the bunk room and then out the door way into the salon? Did that make it so the passengers couldn’t smell the fire?
  216. Larmo

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    I’m a just a simple guy who likes to fish. I like the simplest answer that makes all the pieces fit. That’s usually the correct one, in my experience.
  217. Larmo

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    I read it quickly, you said “hours” not “5 hours” but the point is the same. Hours is vague and unrealistic. Assume 20 - 30 mins with fire alarms blaring. Now test your assumption there was a diligent watch.
  218. Larmo

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    I didn’t say they weren’t working. I said one has to wonder if they were working since blaring smoke detectors feet away from over 30 people didn’t wake a single one and if we believe the crew, didn’t alert an awake crewman on watch that there was an issue.
  219. Larmo

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    “It all happened so fast.” “We had no time to do anything.” Ergo, I was on watch, wide awake having recently patrolled the boat including the salon and suddenly, much to my surprise, the entire boat was in flames with no time to warn a passenger or fight the fire or even do anything but jump...
  220. Larmo

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    5 hours is an exaggeration. Now try one hour or even 20 mins. Now do fire alarms all blaring. Then re-examine your assumption there was a diligent watch present. There’s no evidence of an accelerant in the salon. There’s no reason for an accelerant to be stored there. Base assumption has to...
  221. Larmo

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    Why are you assuming it spread “so quickly?” I’m not aware of any evidence it behaved any different from any other wood boat fire. By the time the first person describes the fire the boat was engulfed. That statement provides no evidence of how the fire grew. It’s plausible based on the...
  222. Larmo

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    The one piece that really nags me is how all those smoke detectors didn’t wake ANYONE up. If there’s a man on watch patrolling the boat you’d think the screech of all those alarms going off at once would catch his attention quickly. Even if the watch was asleep, you’d think it would wake him...
  223. Larmo

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    The one way the puzzle pieces fit is if the crew was asleep. How a wood fire grew to engulf the entire boat before it was first noticed... How the entire crew happened to be in the same sleeping area... How the entire crew ended up in their underwear when they were rescued... It’s not like...
  224. Larmo

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    It’s a warm summer night in gentle seas. The boat is secure on the hook tucked in a cove. It’s 3 am and everyone is asleep. For almost 40 years of nights like this absolutely nothing happened. How easy would it be to set the anchor alarm and just lie down for a few hours to sleep?
  225. Larmo

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    The CG inspects the boat not the manning. In the two previous accidents it was failure of the crew not the vessel that was the root cause. Odds are the crew is at fault here too.
  226. Larmo

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    This is just so boring. You’ve made your point. You don’t control me or anyone else in this world and that’s obviously causing you mental distress. Please, for your own mental health, while you can’t control me you can control you which means you can end your stress by just not reading my...
  227. Larmo

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    Is it even realistic to use basic smoke detectors near a commercial galley? Do they end up going off constantly? If so, how is that issue dealt with in the real world? Do they de-activate them so the galley can function?
  228. Larmo

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    Q: Are these vessels fitted with simple battery operated stand alone smoke detectors or do they have a centrally controlled system on a breaker with battery back up?
  229. Larmo

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    yit We don’t have the prerogative of waiting for the report which will take years. This accident will be sorted out and litigated to conclusion long before the official report just like Invicta and Prowler. Even if the official report comes out while the case is still pending it is not...
  230. Larmo

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    Thank you but ignore the trolls. They work for the industry. They want to drown out the questions that need to be asked because they don’t have the answers. How did a wood fire with no accelerants first get noticed after it was so large all the crew could do was jump off the boat in their...
  231. Larmo

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    I’m told they used fire retardant in the fiberglass at Seaway by 1981.
  232. Larmo

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    If you’re investigating an event like this you need to explain why none of the smoke alarms woke the passengers or alerted the crew. The way the crew describes it the fire was a complete inferno when they noticed it for the first time. It was so bad they couldn’t even do a single thing to help...
  233. Larmo

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    Deleted. This needs to steer back to the event and the people who were harmed.
  234. Larmo

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    The point being maybe they were ALL asleep.
  235. Larmo

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    I didn’t delete it. Maybe BD did.
  236. Larmo

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    I don’t trust government. The industry needs to fix itself. Every guy who can’t take his boy fishing anymore because his mother won’t let him go on one of these boats is what will change this industry.
  237. Larmo

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    This guy gets it. And was he in his underwear coincidentally in the same room where all the rest of the crew was sleeping?
  238. Larmo

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    They keep trying to free gaff me but I’m too big for a single gaff and too fast to sink a second one. ;)
  239. Larmo

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    There’s the obvious explanation: There was no watch. The fire was ignored until it was too late and the passengers died due to neglect.
  240. Larmo

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    I hope you end up being wrong and I will do everything in my power to make it so.
  241. Larmo

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    Thats a strange thing for the owner to be doing in the context of the question which was what fuel was aboard that could cause the fire to burn so rapidly, but ok, I see your interpretation.
  242. Larmo

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    Much of what I do on here is intended to be provocative. I’m forcing a conversation that needs to be had and I’m pressing a nerve to compel change and to create cognitive dissonance. I can say that for every person who goes off against me there are 2-3 who DM me or text me and tell me to keep...
  243. Larmo

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    When all the posts sound like this you know the situation is hopeless.
  244. Larmo

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    Lol. You’re not my type. ;)
  245. Larmo

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    If people weren’t dying on the boats I would go back to just fishing.
  246. Larmo

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    They work in the industry. This is what they do. That’s why they have these problems.
  247. Larmo

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    Brunell: "Is there any type of accelerant on the boat? I know that the tanks are very flammable, but was there any propane or anything else that would cause this type of fire?" Fritzler: "No. On the back deck, that was one of the last things to burn, there [were] some oxygen bottles that the...
  248. Larmo

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    Interview of the owner of the vessel. https://spectrumnews1.com/ca/la-west/news/2019/09/03/-i-m-numb---boat-owner-on-deadly-fire-near-santa-cruz-island Couple of Qs: No diesel aboard: Did the generator and Detroit Diesels run on batteries? No propane aboard: Was the BBQ electric? No time...
  249. Larmo

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    You're missing my point. The FBI becomes involved if there is a suspected crime; i.e., a potential violation of Federal Law. This is where Justice provides support to NTSB which is still leading the investigation. Where the investigation discovers facts that cause Justice to conclude a...
  250. Larmo

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    FBI becomes involved where there is a suspected crime. They take the lead once they determine circumstances make it reasonably likely a crime was committed. "NTSB.gov: Investigations Involving Criminal Activity In cases of suspected criminal activity, other agencies may participate in the...
  251. Larmo

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    Sep 02 2019 Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) released the following statement on the deadly boat fire off Santa Cruz Island near Ventura, Calif.: “It’s inconceivable that with all the safety regulations we have in place today, a fire on a boat can lead to the loss of life we saw...
  252. Larmo

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    If the FBI was called in it means they are now treating this as a potential crime scene.
  253. Larmo

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    Search called off. 34 people now presumed dead. Good God. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/25-confirmed-dead-after-boat-catches-fire-near-santa-cruz-n1049016
  254. Larmo

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    Thank you. “You fight the way you train.” Duty, Honor, Country... If the safety of the customer is drilled into you until it is your culture, then everything falls into place.
  255. Larmo

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    Another data point. A cell phone charger fire in the galley is imminently capable of being suppressed. 1) If the crew is awake and maintaining a proper watch; 2) If there is a smoke alarm, or 3) If there’s a basic passive fire suppression system.
  256. Larmo

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    All I am referring to is the CG reporting four passengers showed signs of having drowned. That means they entered the water alive. Second the eye witness says the crew drove to his boat in the dingy. Put two and two together and you have to conclude the crew left the scene in the only...
  257. Larmo

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    You don’t take the only boat and leave the scene while passengers are trapped. If you can use the Zodiac to save lives you do it. If that means you, as a young crewman who miraculously escaped without injury despite fighting the fire valiantly, have get out of the Zodiac to make room for an...
  258. Larmo

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    I knew that was coming out. How was the entire crew in their underwear if they were maintaining a constant watch? Did they maintain the watch in their underwear? If they were all in their underwear how did they avoid getting burned while fighting the fire to save the passengers?
  259. Larmo

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    Great, I hope you told them that sounds like complete bullshit. There’s no reason why a branch of the US military can’t do an incident report on a boat accident within a few months.
  260. Larmo

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    One more post and then I’m done here. Here’s how a case like this shakes out. 1. Systems failed to allow this fire to happen. We don’t know exactly what systems but fire prevention is the first priority. There had to be a breakdown of equipment that wasn’t up to the task or people who...
  261. Larmo

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    Dispatch: “... Your vessel is on fire? Is that correct? ... Are you on board the Conception?” Man: “Roger, there’s 33 people on board the vessel that’s on fire. They can’t get off.” Dispatch: “Roger, are they locked inside the boat? Roger, can you get back on board and unlock the boat, unlock...
  262. Larmo

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    This radio transmission transcript reads like the passengers were somehow locked below deck. https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-09-02/i-cant-breathe-mayday-call-california-boat-fire
  263. Larmo

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    This means there was enough time for the crew to deploy the life raft and save themselves.
  264. Larmo

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    USCG to crew: “Can you get back on board and unlock the passengers?” OMG https://www.cnn.com/us/live-news/california-boat-fire/index.html
  265. Larmo

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    Once a year is about right then is that what you’re saying? Just accept it? And as far as the CG taking these things seriously, the CHP can report on a major bus or trucking accident in a few weeks, the NTSB can do a plane crash in a few months but it takes the CG years for a boat accident?
  266. Larmo

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    Good point but the problem is the CG never gets it done. We still don’t have the Invicta report, let alone the Prowler report and now there’s yet another accident. If it takes two years for the CG to do a report on a boat accident it’s too slow for it to help save lives. It’s just a boat...
  267. Larmo

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    And that right there is one of the main problems.
  268. Larmo

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    Is there a reason why there are no smoke detectors on boats?
  269. Larmo

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    The entire fleet was built and designed in the 60s and 70s. Any competent marine architect today, 50 years later, would never design a boat this way because it is inherently unsafe if there is a fire in the galley. I’m speculating here, but given the early am timing, the fact that the cook...
  270. Larmo

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    That’s a terrible design. How did the CG let this boat operate without a second exit onto the deck?
  271. Larmo

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    Bunk room has only one exit which is through the galley. The galley is one of two likely sources of a fire. A fiberglass over wood boat that is 50 years old is a tinderbox. If you are running a boat like this, fire safety has to be one of the primary concerns.
  272. Larmo

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    Just a horror for the passengers trapped below. Don’t click the link just listen to file.
  273. Larmo

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    Water can make the problem worse depending on what’s burning.
  274. Larmo

    Boat fire off Santa Cruz Island 30 dead?

    All 5 crew safe. All 30 passengers presumed dead. Something tells me this will be another ugly story.
  275. Larmo

    Pride incident

    It’s just rat tuna. Calm TF down. We all encounter rude people. The ones who stay out of jail and lawsuits are those who just let them be and move along.
  276. Larmo

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    If the drug testing program was legit there’s no way a captain would be so addicted to meth he ends up passed out in a Jack in the Box drive thru - with more meth on him. Everyone on the inside knows it’s a joke.
  277. Larmo

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    Social media is going to change this industry for the better.
  278. Larmo

    West Fork Bitterroot

    I’m sitting in Livingston hoping the rain won’t blow out the Yellowstone. Here for a week. Love MT.
  279. Larmo

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    You don’t see pilots, bus drivers, train engineers, etc., passed out in a drive thru with a car full of meth. You also don’t see planes, trains and buses crash because the driver is passed out. It all goes together. Safety is an attitude.
  280. Larmo

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    What are the chances that’s the only captain/boat?
  281. Larmo

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    Captain of the Ranger 85 busted for meth. Unbelievable. https://ktla.com/2019/07/02/man-arrested-after-allegedly-passing-out-at-ventura-jack-in-the-box-drive-thru-dog-drugs-and-gun-seized/amp/
  282. Larmo

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    It’s Fourth of July weekend and I’m chasing dry fly eaters in Heaven on Earth (Montana). Have a great weekend guys. I’m out.
  283. Larmo

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    Ok now do Boeing.
  284. Larmo

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    This thread would have been closed a long time ago if Seaforth Landing had said they’ll review what happened and commit themselves to keeping people safe on their boats.
  285. Larmo

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    Like I said they hate social media.
  286. Larmo

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    If Frank makes changes to stop these accidents, he will pull SAC and the whole industry. Simple as pie to see why I am focused on him. (He also runs Andy’s landing.)
  287. Larmo

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    It’s because they don’t understand systems over goals. Humans are frail. Construct a system of checks and balances so their frailty doesn’t kill people and destroy your business. Andy is the poster boy for risking all you worked for because you didn’t understand how to manage using systems...
  288. Larmo

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    That’s why any commercial boat carrying passengers MUST have AIS to be prudent. If they have AIS it has to be ON. The fact we have to have this conversation after Prowler shows this industry has its priorities in the wrong place.
  289. Larmo

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    Because the big boats are all relying on it now and that’s the trend. Attessa claims it couldn’t see Prowler on radar because it’s echo was so feint due to its old wood construction. They were looking for AIS. It also allows the vessel to make a specific call on the radio if they need to make...
  290. Larmo

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    All I know is the CG investigation is open. One thing I will say is they shouldn’t charge the working class captain on Prowler without charging the white shoe captain on Attessa.
  291. Larmo

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    We represent 6 of the passengers on Prowler. We represented all the passengers on Invicta. We settled. My only interest right now is making sure it doesn’t happen again.
  292. Larmo

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    No criminal charges were brought in Invicta because, as I was informed by the CG, the DOJ decided there was a loophole in the statute for DUI when a US flagged vessel was operating over the international border. There is also a problem with proof in that the captain wasn’t tested for hours after...
  293. Larmo

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    That’s what the witnesses report.
  294. Larmo

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    CG hasn’t issued its report yet. We have their mandatory statements.
  295. Larmo

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    But like you say, it’s pretty easy to see this target on radar and I’ll add it’s pretty hard not to look at the radar if you’re awake and paying attention especially if as you claim it was foggy. It’s indefensible however you look at it. IMO the captain was sound asleep, likely laying down on...
  296. Larmo

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    NWS records were patchy fog along the coast. Witness reports are quite certain it was clear within miles of the collision. Photos confirm it. Clear. Stars. Dead calm. Just like in the movie Titanic. (Pun intended.)
  297. Larmo

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    Duplicate
  298. Larmo

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    You think the Pacifica captain slept through four alarms -all going off at once? At some point you gotta use common sense. Both vessels were at fault in Prowler. Doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know the Prowler captain was asleep when he hits a 330’, 2600 ton vessel going 13 kts and never...
  299. Larmo

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    The best thing about Bloody Decks is it’s the one tech platform that isn’t run by a bunch of anti-free speech libtards. This thread proves it. Bravo.
  300. Larmo

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    Vessels going dark are being monitored via satellite. The data is being recorded by Global Fishing Watch and other similar services as with any other commercial fishing vessel. They are watching long range if they turn off AIS to fish in MPAs. Use those kill switches at your own risk. Pass it on.
  301. Larmo

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    They aren’t required to have radar or GPS either but it’s pretty much SOP because it is not prudent for a mariner to be operating a commercial passenger vessel at night in Southern California shipping lanes without this technology. The law requires the vessel be seaworthy which means the hull...
  302. Larmo

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    All anyone wants to know is that no one else is going to die or get hurt while paying them to go fishing.
  303. Larmo

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    If you’re the talent surrounding this operation it’s no wonder these accidents keep happening. Stop before you kill someone else. That’s all I have been saying. Fix this or GTFO.
  304. Larmo

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    Wait a minute, the reason it was a big deal is because while boats run aground all the time this was unfortunately in Mission Beach? Really?? How often do professionally captained sport boats run aground with passengers aboard and is that because Captains fall asleep regularly? Were they...
  305. Larmo

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    SAC to explain what happened? And I thought BD had lost its sense of humor!
  306. Larmo

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    This is the second time I heard this. The drug testing program is basically optics.
  307. Larmo

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    For some reason who was driving is a mystery. If the CG can’t identify the driver it is a bad sign. It means no one would tell them who was driving. It also means they couldn’t test him.
  308. Larmo

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    It’s not that simple but I’m not going to stray from what happened and how can it be fixed so it can’t happen again.
  309. Larmo

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    Mariners have been falling asleep on watch since the beginning of time. A (master) maritime lawyer I know told me recently in the 1800s they had mechanical timers (like a kitchen timer with a bell) to help keep people awake. The key to the whole plan is to put checks and balances around the...
  310. Larmo

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    I was just a kid and it was a different world then. But it always comes down to this: 1. Prevent accidents from happening 2. Buy insurance if #1 fails. 3. Set up separate entities in case #1 and #2 fail. The more times 1 and 2 fail the less likely #3 works. All of my posts have been...
  311. Larmo

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    Auto Pilots don’t kill, people do. Bummer. With all the “Likes” I was getting from you I thought I was rounding third. ;)
  312. Larmo

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    H&M Landing was owned by a practicing lawyer for a generation.
  313. Larmo

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    If Frank had some good business school advice he could create a new profit center while solving his problem. The problem Frank has is letting his liability lawyers decide how best to structure the business. It’s like asking a framer how to fix a plumbing leak, “Hand me that hammer.” The lawyer...
  314. Larmo

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    For most of my career I was the guy companies called in to sort out a crisis and get control of all the lawyers (including their own). This could be fixed tomorrow am: 1. All boats to install 2way AIS and remove kill switches ($1000) 2. Deckhand in the wheelhouse with the second while...
  315. Larmo

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    If I didn’t respect Frank I wouldn’t bother trying to fix this. It’s working great for lawyers the way it is.
  316. Larmo

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    The worst possible scenario is for the underwriters to learn from their lawyers there was a third accident the next day after they paid off the second accident. They’re smart enough to know firing the captain isn’t going to de-risk this business enough to insure it.
  317. Larmo

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    The deep pocket is the insurance company. The best scenario for lawyers is insured boats crash every year. I’m trying to stop that from happening again.
  318. Larmo

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    I’m not saying that. I’m saying the Navy understands systems over goals. Blame the individual who fell asleep or the boat that hired him then call it a day and you miss the plot. I don’t understand why they tolerate this level of risk. They have the ability to create the systems necessary to...
  319. Larmo

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    You’re right. There were two collisions and a grounding (sound familiar?). Do you remember how the Navy responded to those incidents? They returned non-essential ships to port and did a Comprehensive Review so they could make systemic corrections. They refused to just blame it on a...
  320. Larmo

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    I don’t have an axe to grind with Andy anymore. I want to see this stop. And my strategy is to make sure the people at the top wake up. Because that’s how change will happen. Instead of ad hominem attacks why not deal with the merits of what I said.
  321. Larmo

    Avet vs. Tranx vs. Ryoga?

    1. Tranx 2. Penn Torque We throw a lot of jigs and poppers long distances and those two seem to cast best. I have one of each. But for the fish you’re describing Tranx would be awesome.
  322. Larmo

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    One more comment on Andy. He’s just a kid. He’s a very good prospect and he works his ass off. My sense is he would do literally ANYTHING to succeed. He’s the kind of enthusiastic young man who will follow and learn. If he is lost it is because the leaders at the top are failing not him. When...
  323. Larmo

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    I’m the one with boots on the ground and my predictions haven’t failed yet. But we’re happy to take whatever course they choose.
  324. Larmo

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    If you respected the two law firms representing Attessa’s interests you would conclude they fully understand this isn’t a triable case. FLIR - fail Night Vision - fail Radar - fail Two Man Watch - fail It’s not like 2600 ton superyachts can hit 65’ passenger vessels with full deck lighting...
  325. Larmo

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    The good news for passengers on Pacifica is the boat is intact and worth probably $500,000. The trap door for Claimants in maritime cases is when the vessel asks the Federal Court to block all claims and limit them to the value of the salvage. In Prowler that salvage value was only $10,000...
  326. Larmo

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    What’s the alternative? How many times will Lloyd’s pay out before they ask why they’re in this business? The premiums are peanuts anyway. Looks like we’re heading to #4 now in less than 24 mos. That’s not sustainable.
  327. Larmo

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    If I ran XL Capital I would pull coverage for the fleet and force them back to the docks until they get to the bottom of why this keeps happening and what changes are going to be made to make sure it won’t happen again. A statement like that from the insurers would change this industry...
  328. Larmo

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    Just put a deckhand in the wheelhouse when they run at night to make sure the captain doesn’t take a siesta. No new people. No new expense. They don’t pay those kids much anyway. CG requirements are mandatory minimums. They do not establish seaworthiness. A two man watch is SOP for US flagged...
  329. Larmo

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    And it’s over.
  330. Larmo

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    There’s no CG report yet. In settlements there’s no admission of fault. The claims against Attessa IV are still pending. We have no idea if they will settle but Mr. Washington and his lawyers have been supportive of the passengers.
  331. Larmo

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    If they did the four things I listed earlier you’d never see another accident like this again. It’s so simple.
  332. Larmo

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    Invicta? We settled that last summer.
  333. Larmo

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    The Prowler case settled yesterday.
  334. Larmo

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    Only one man died. The other one was in IC and made it. I was told he died but he pulled through.
  335. Larmo

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    That mandatory drug testing the government does is a joke and everyone in the industry knows it. It is not observed so they swap clean urine to beat it. And alcohol testing post accident is a bigger joke. It isn't conducted until they reach dry land at the police station. That's hours later...
  336. Larmo

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    Some guy flips you off on the freeway and you're ready to kick his ass but a captain you paid falls asleep and threatens your life and you shit on the passengers who won't turn the other cheek. Cool.
  337. Larmo

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    This is deliberately missing the point. Every industry will have its own systems to ensure public safety. None of them will accept having NO systems whatsoever to ensure public safety. Why not address the merits? Is it ok, not to have any safety procedures manuals for this business and why...
  338. Larmo

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    Let’s tack back toward some useful information. This industry is not operating in a passenger safety priority level consistent with all other businesses that carry passengers for hire. They have no safety manuals. Manuals won’t prevent accidents is bullshit. The effort of writing down...
  339. Larmo

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    You’re making this way too complicated. Only way this happens is guy was asleep and for a long time. All watch alarms off. Radar alarm off. Sounder alarm off. Anything that could disrupt a good nights sleep silenced.
  340. Larmo

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    It’s time for an intervention. If it isn’t led by the landings, the insurance companies are going to pull coverage and no one will leave the dock. Sooner or later they’re going to get tired of paying me their limits for indefensible accidents. ;)
  341. Larmo

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    Is there a GoFundMe established for the owners yet?
  342. Larmo

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    Wanna bet?
  343. Larmo

    Pacifica runs aground in Mission Beach

    There is only one plausible explanation: It happened again, three years in a row now. There need to be material changes in how this industry approaches safety on the water. 1. Two crew on watch in the wheelhouse at night. 2. Mandatory AIS in all commercial passenger vessels. And NO KILL...
  344. Larmo

    Need some recommendations for Reels.

    You’ll need a 20-30# stick, Avet MXJ 6/3, a 30-50#, Avet JX-R 6/3, and a 50-80#, Avet HX-R/2. The fish are from 15#s-150# right now even on the 3/4 day boats. Avets are indestructible. They require little maintenance and they can handle almost all the fish you can encounter here. And they’re...
  345. Larmo

    How To Fish Bluefin Foamer

    This is what it looks like.
  346. Larmo

    How To Fish Bluefin Foamer

    90% of the time the fish will keep moving away so you can’t get closer than 100 yards. If you’re lucky they’ll get so used to you and so preoccupied with eating, you’ll get within 50 yards. That’s when you have your chance to coast in and maybe that way you can use up 1/2 of that 50 yards on a...
  347. Larmo

    How To Fish Bluefin Foamer

    Right? Can someone post this in MDR? Those guys are the worst!
  348. Larmo

    How To Fish Bluefin Foamer

    The program changes when you can brail bait a scoop or two at a time.
  349. Larmo

    How To Fish Bluefin Foamer

    If you can’t shut off your motor without an anxiety attack you shouldn’t be offshore.
  350. Larmo

    How To Fish Bluefin Foamer

    I’ve tried it both ways. I have had better luck sliding in with the engine off. The genie is still going. If you’re using a four stroke outboard it’s probably less relevant, The most important thing is to stop chasing them like a yellowtail bird school.
  351. Larmo

    How To Fish Bluefin Foamer

    And on the port side. Right handed guys can cast farther to port. Same thing for marlin.
  352. Larmo

    LINE CAPACITY PRO EX 30/2 & WTB Used

    Avet is a much better reel and it’s made in the USA. American jobs for American fishermen, and when something goes wrong you can call a local guy in a local factory for service. I don’t understand why anyone would buy a foreign when there are so many high quality American products.
  353. Larmo

    LINE CAPACITY PRO EX 30/2 & WTB Used

    EX30/2 is a beast. I’ve caught plenty of big fish on mine and it was in use for over 10 years with minimal fussiness. But for most applications, the HXW Raptor is a better choice. I sold the 30/2 after a long night on the jig with that heavy reel and replaced it with the HXW-R. Holds more...
  354. Larmo

    BFT rods

    7-7.5’ XXH with turbo guides and you’re good to go. If you’re baller get the SIC guides. No rollers (it’s 2019). If you fish sporties build it as a rail rod. If it’s a private boat I like a gimbal since we still use the harness. On a sportie guys don’t want the gimbal because you need to...
  355. Larmo

    How To Fish Bluefin Foamer

    After yet another trip getting stepped on by a private boater who doesn’t know how to fish a bluefin school let’s start a thread about how to do it right. First, slow the fuck down. These fish are the survivors of generations of bluefin that have been decimated by seiners. They do not like the...
  356. Larmo

    Liberty 249 and 223 lb BFT 6/11/2019

    That’s a great idea. Treat the sporties like a private boat and split the catch. Guys who don’t catch buy the beer on the way home. New friends are worth more than fish.
  357. Larmo

    Bluefin Hunt Sunday 6/9

    Just a quick report for the guys going out tomorrow. There are some fish along the ridge 6-7 miles outside the 302/226 and up to the Corner. Not many fish and nothing for us but there were some signs there. We saw puddlers in the am and some breezers for about 5 mins at about 1:00 and that was...
  358. Larmo

    Bluefin Fishing, The Ugly Truth 5/31-6/2

    I’d shake your hand, but... That’s the report of the year so far. Laughed out loud because like all boaters, I’ve been there. (Why do heads always break when full of ____?)
  359. Larmo

    FREE San Diego Tackle Traders break in

    These guys saved my gear when it was stolen and the thieves tried to sell it to SDTT. Hopefully their good karma will pay back right now. Meanwhile I’ll return the favor by helping them with their insurance claim gratis. Larry
  360. Larmo

    App Idea for Seat Sharing -- Candid Feedback Please?

    Not like the sporties are doing such a great job and they do everything and anything to not pay a dime even if they kill you.
  361. Larmo

    Uber for Boat Hos

    Uber just announced ScUber as a ride share app for submarines. Obviously that’s a gimmick, but why not an Uber for boats? Isn’t that what the Ride-sharing Board is all about? Blah, blah safety and CG inspections... Aren’t Sportboats responsible for more accidents, deaths and injuries lately...
  362. Larmo

    Cory update Thursday

    Something tells me he will be posting a full report soon complete with what food he was served. And we’ll enjoy it as much as any fishing report.
  363. Larmo

    5/17/19 - Tribute BFT Report

    That’s how to write a report! Excellent day.
  364. Larmo

    LONG RANGE FORUM IS DIEING

    Young guys don’t have the money. Old guys are getting too old now. The exotic places are off limits. Bluefin are in one day range. And destination fishing has really taken off which is cheaper. The days for these boats are becoming numbered. But I do agree that without reports the forums get...
  365. Larmo

    Cory update Thursday

    Cory represents the best of BD. Really refreshing to see how much he is appreciated. God Speed, Cory!
  366. Larmo

    Liberty Killed it...

    There’s no excuse for that private boaters. Besides, it doesn’t work.
  367. Larmo

    Avet Pro EX 30/2 Vs HX Raptor - Review and Compare

    If you’re on a private boat, try putting out the rigger and tangling the the FF off the rigger with the rod in the holder, drag on, clicker on. Wave motion flutters the jig.
  368. Larmo

    Tomahawk 1.5 day 04/26

    Wow. It worked out great for you guys. So jealous!
  369. Larmo

    Tomahawk 1.5 day 04/26

    After blowing up the reports section planning, dId you guys catch any fish?
  370. Larmo

    Nados 4/27

    That’s what I was saying yesterday. We need a new batch of fish to push up. This didn’t seem like the typical spring yellow push on bird schools. It was deep, yo-yo fish. Still early. Bird school fishing for yellows on surface iron is my favorite season. We’ll be back. ;)
  371. Larmo

    Nados 4/27

    Tough day on the pond for us. Started at the Rockpile where there were a few yellows around but the majority of fish we saw were bones and barries. Didn’t see a yellow boated by anyone but heard there was at least one radio fish. Worked south to start because we saw bird schools down the beach...
  372. Larmo

    La Jolla 4/25

    How do you fish the flat fall for halibut? That’s a new one for me.
  373. Larmo

    Tomahawk 4/16/19

    Anyone know what # test they’re eating?
  374. Larmo

    Crowley Lake DFW Proposed Reg Changes

    My understanding is they are planted but they are naturalized and spawning in the tributaries. There are Cutts that spawn in the spring, Browns in the fall and rainbows in the winter. It is a thriving fishery, especially on the fly, and the fish are all very high quality. They plant...
  375. Larmo

    Crowley Lake DFW Proposed Reg Changes

    For Crowley they are just proposing no gear restrictions, a 5 fish limit and open to bait barbed hooks thru September.
  376. Larmo

    Crowley Lake DFW Proposed Reg Changes

    Hello everyone. As you may be aware, the DFW has proposed regulations changes that would negatively effect this world class fishery. The proposed changes would increase the bag limit to 5 during the Cutty spawn in the spring and would keep Crowley open to bait and full limits fishing through...
  377. Larmo

    Prowler Gear Claims - Free Help

    Fair enough but if you do need a lawyer find one who just spent 3 nights on the drift in the Buffer Zone and checks in while on a refueling stop in PV before heading back up the line for another three days at the islands. Because if they don’t live your life they can’t hardly do a case like...
  378. Larmo

    Prowler Gear Claims - Free Help

    I’m still hopeful I can get this done so I’m keeping the discussion confidential. My goal is to do the lawyering up front so if you want to just get your gear replaced you can do so on your own without getting screwed.
  379. Larmo

    Prowler Gear Claims - Free Help

    Dude, thank you.
  380. Larmo

    Popper fishing yellowfin tuna at the rock!

    That’s an awesome size for the poppers. I’m bringing my long rod and Tranx on this trip. Was anyone dragging baits for marlin?
  381. Larmo

    Popper fishing yellowfin tuna at the rock!

    What was the grade? Nice work. Heading down Thurs.
  382. Larmo

    Good tuna action aboard El Matador .,

    On the poppers, Manny? Are there marlin around? Is anyone dragging baits? Heading to Maz Thursday to fish with Bart. Should be at SJ Friday and then maybe make our way to El Banco. Planning to refuel Sunday in PV and then back up the line for s few days. We’ll probably be fishing Corbetania...
  383. Larmo

    Isla San Juanito 10/27 – 10/31 Osuna Style

    Thanks for the report. Just booked Maz for next weekend. Time to slay.
  384. Larmo

    Prowler Gear Claims - Free Help

    Ok, here is the correct information: Claim Rep: Amanda Hoffman Telephone: 610-968-2772 Claim No.: 4241481 Insurance Co.: XL Specialty Ins. Co. I will contact her on Monday and see if I can help you expedite these claims.
  385. Larmo

    Prowler Gear Claims - Free Help

    This is just in from San Diego Tackle Traders: “We will be happy to help guys replace their lost gear at the best prices possible. They can contact John 7606727080 or Dave 8582041459 “ Way to step up!!
  386. Larmo

    Prowler Gear Claims - Free Help

    If I can get this insurance company to handle these claims like a mass tort claims administrator it will save both sides a major headache. I’m hopeful I can but it isn’t normally in the wheelhouse for a general property adjuster so let’s not get too excited just yet. I’ll try.
  387. Larmo

    Prowler Gear Claims - Free Help

    First item of important information: You may have received a call yesterday from Seaforth Landing stating that Jim Hacker from Great Lakes Insurance Company is handling these claims and that you should contact him. THAT INFORMATION IS INCORRECT. Stand by for correct contact information for...
  388. Larmo

    Prowler Gear Claims - Free Help

    Most gear is a commodity so the process will be slanted toward documenting and valuing commoditized gear efficiently. The outliers will be handled on an individualized basis.
  389. Larmo

    Prowler Gear Claims - Free Help

    I don’t think you will need this degree of detail for most claims. It is sort of understood that you need gear to go fishing. This insurance company is going to want to create a process that keeps you from calling lawyers so they should be malleable. Plus, they don’t want to bog down on claims...
  390. Larmo

    Prowler Gear Claims - Free Help

    Agreed! Please don’t. I want the industry to come toward the victims on this thread not run away.
  391. Larmo

    Prowler Gear Claims - Free Help

    It would also be a great gesture for the landing to refund these passengers the fare they paid for this trip which they could then apply to the cost of replacing their gear.
  392. Larmo

    Prowler Gear Claims - Free Help

    For the guys who lost gear in the Prowler accident you should have received a call from the landing that the insurance company is in the process of paying these property claims right now. If you need any help with your property claim, DM me and I will walk you through it at no cost. Make sure...
  393. Larmo

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

    And it wants to flip over. The nose seems to work better.
  394. Larmo

    What happened to the Prowler?

    I wish Andy no Ill will whatsoever. If he’s the guy you all say he is I hope he takes this tragedy and leads changes in this industry for the better. Then we’re on the same team. No one is going after his personal money. We had a chance to do that in a Invicta and we passed. He can get his...
  395. Larmo

    What happened to the Prowler?

    Nothing against the people who donated but if I was the captain of a vessel in an avoidable collision that caused two of my passengers to die I wouldn’t touch that money except to hand it to their wives and hope to clear my conscience. Right now, if it was me, I would be haunted by that visual...
  396. Larmo

    What happened to the Prowler?

    The GFM was started by a sportie captain as a bro deal. SMH how a man could take that money knowing what it represents. Different generation I guess.
  397. Larmo

    What happened to the Prowler?

    And Hillary still thinks she could be President someday but that doesn’t make it likely.
  398. Larmo

    What happened to the Prowler?

    Attack the guy who stands up and says enough of the bullshit, boats don’t have to crash into islands or each other to go fishing. Aren’t you daring. Now do the victims.
  399. Larmo

    What happened to the Prowler?

    Damn shame what happened. Hopefully she gets the help she deserves. No one should have to bury a spouse due to neglect of a professional captain.
  400. Larmo

    What happened to the Prowler?

    Money to the captain and prayers to the family. This is why this industry won’t change on its own accord.
  401. Larmo

    What happened to the Prowler?

    Who said he was running his yacht? Or even on it for that matter . Dont be too quick to judge... It’s his yacht. His crew. He hires them. He fires them. He decides what’s acceptable conduct. Billionaires don’t steer their super yachts but he’s responsible. When that changes we aren’t human...
  402. Larmo

    What happened to the Prowler?

    I’m not saying he was asleep. I said the passengers expect him to stay awake, meaning alert and paying attention and he was “asleep at the switch” which is a railroad phrase for not paying attention to the duties at hand.
  403. Larmo

    What happened to the Prowler?

    I did Invicta because it would make a difference and I think it did but not enough.
  404. Larmo

    What happened to the Prowler?

    The hard reality is the people who fish on day boats are working class folks. They are always the ones who end up taking it up the ass. Mr. Neff was a retired dirt digger who was just going fishing. He’s just a regular guy who worked his ass off for what little he and his wife Tracy had. He...
  405. Larmo

    What happened to the Prowler?

    The industry should man up and pay for these funerals immediately. That’s squirrel nuts for them.
  406. Larmo

    What happened to the Prowler?

    This guy is one of the really smart ones and we’re lucky to have his wisdom. The least we can do is make sure their deaths aren’t swept under the rug.
  407. Larmo

    What happened to the Prowler?

    The CG reported the death at sea and another injured evacuated by Life Flight. That was accurate at the time it was reported. After that it is up to the news reporters to follow up. How would they? The landings aren’t cooperating. The passengers’ families aren’t even known. The reporters are...
  408. Larmo

    What happened to the Prowler?

    If this thread stays open I will post how this lawsuit unfolds. It will help everyone understand why safety has to become top priority if for no other reason than otherwise the liability will make these business unviable. It’s time the industry made accidents unacceptable. A boat crashing...
  409. Larmo

    What happened to the Prowler?

    I’m in a salty mood at the moment. One of the landing’s lunch carriers just told me I was a POS. Lol. They still don’t understand the predicament they’re in. Two people dead another maimed and they’re still arrogant and in denial. Invicta was a wake up call but they slept through the alarm.
  410. Larmo

    What happened to the Prowler?

    These are shoestring businesses. Highly unlikely they have business interruption insurance. What you’re going to find out is the boat likely had the bare minimmm liability insurance of $1m. The real business is the landing. They take their cut off the top. All risk is shifted to the vessel...
  411. Larmo

    What happened to the Prowler?

    They’re kids doing this reporting. Their investigation is brief. They do a 1.5 min story. It’s show biz.
  412. Larmo

    What happened to the Prowler?

    No there were two deaths. One was Rick Neff, he was DOA. The second was (Michi?) Tamashiro. He was Life Flghted out and died at UCSD Trauma Center. Another gentleman suffered four fractured vertebrae. He’ll never fish again. This is not a minor event.
  413. Larmo

    What happened to the Prowler?

    Bow to starboard according to photos and witnesses. Angle of impact will have to wait until survey.
  414. Larmo

    What happened to the Prowler?

    There were two deaths. One was immediate. He was in the galley. I have a photo of him but out of respect I won’t show it. Suffice it to say being present when someone dies of trauma is not something you forget. If they were not injured they shouldn’t file a claim, agreed. Some passengers on...
  415. Larmo

    What happened to the Prowler?

    This would be a maritime P&I policy not a GL. Eroding limits are common. Invicta had them. Voyager had them. The yards have them. It’s actually common in this industry where risk of loss is so high.
  416. Larmo

    What happened to the Prowler?

    I gotta say one other thing to all the haters. Do you suppose the billionaire waits to hire counsel? What about the insurance companies? Did they not hire lawyers and investigators Saturday am? Are they surveying the vessel before it’s destroyed? Will they scrub the track plotter? Of...
  417. Larmo

    What happened to the Prowler?

    Preach. And you want a lawyer who fishes hard and runs boats on radar at night - all the time. They need to know the industry, the people, the experts so they can’t be beat. GL finding a lawyer like that who also slays. I’ve said enough here. This isn’t about me. It’s about making sure...
  418. Larmo

    What happened to the Prowler?

    He actually ended up in the hospital, discharged this am. The better equipped vessel was the super yacht. You know the one with barely a scratch and no injuries.
  419. Larmo

    What happened to the Prowler?

    Lol. If you went to every one of these guys and asked them what to do you would play right into their hands. They could spend weeks talking to everyone they know and their advice would still come up short because it isn’t easy. Even most lawyers don’t know what to do let alone how to do it. A...
  420. Larmo

    What happened to the Prowler?

    You’re right. Deleted. I just finished a case for some great guys who owned a very well known boat that was broken in a yard. Your grandfathers probably rode that boat. They hired ordinary lawyers. They didn’t do anything wrong but the case went to hell and they ran out of money. I took it...
  421. Larmo

    What happened to the Prowler?

    One thing to add here since most of you guys don’t do this for a living. Both captains are going to end up being responsible. But st the end of the day it is all a battle over wgich insurance company and how much. At 12kts and 6 nm radar setting minimum just do the time/distance/speed math...
  422. Larmo

    What happened to the Prowler?

    I’m sure we would. I went to UCSD and graduated in “79. I was down there daily my first two years when I lived on campus. Surfed some truly gnarly shit with no leashes, no logos and a jet black wetsuit. Old School. I remember the year they tried to run a contest down there. The guys were...
  423. Larmo

    What happened to the Prowler?

    Just settled the Voyager case. There’s no way to repair that kind of hog damage to a wood vessel.
  424. Larmo

    What happened to the Prowler?

    Interesting link: https://www.superyachtfan.com/superyacht_attessa.html
  425. Larmo

    What happened to the Prowler?

    We’re looking for passengers and witnesses to this accident. If you are willing to help the investigation please DM me. The USCG Investigator on this matter is Greg, (619) 572-2904. Please call him if you have any relevant information.
  426. Larmo

    What happened to the Prowler?

    Fog and darkness are both tamed by radar.
  427. Larmo

    What happened to the Prowler?

    If they can run semis on auto they can sure do it for boats. Someone very smart will build a fully integrated system using all collision avoidance inputs plus control steering, gears and throttle. Someday we won’t depend on second captains to stay alert.
  428. Larmo

    What happened to the Prowler?

    If it happened in Mexico then Mexican Law applies. They basically do nothing and US DOJ lacks jurisdiction so it falls through the cracks. We were the attorneys for the passengers on the Invicta case. No charges were ever filed even though there was suspicion of DUI because it happened in...
  429. Larmo

    Risking passenger safety for yellowfin

    There’s really no excuse for violence but I’m sure there’s more to this story because there’s always more to the story. I seriously doubt he just found you on the ocean and decided to attack for no reason at all. These guys have a lot invested in these boats and they sure as hell don’t want to...
  430. Larmo

    BFT Rentals

    M&M has a couple HXR/2 Raptor blems for sale $400. Then call SD Tackle Traders and you can find a used rod out of the literally hundreds they have in stock. Probably get that for 100-200. Paying 150 for one trip is way too steep.
  431. Larmo

    Major Surf Event - Be Careful

    For sure. Gone by Tuesday. Also, it isn’t as big as they were predicting. Still can be sleeper sets especially with such a steep direction.
  432. Larmo

    Major Surf Event - Be Careful

    Hey all you guys who may be planning on lobster fishing tomorrow night and Monday, be very careful around jetties and while diving. This is no ordinary surf event. Long period swells of 9’ are not what we normally experience in So Cal. There will be double overhead waves ++. Every year someone...
  433. Larmo

    Apollo - 310 Rodworks overnight BFT report

    Any pictures of the Sabiki rod under load? Epic trip. Thanks for the tips.
  434. Larmo

    Not much 09/08

    Last year the bluefin bit best in November and most of my best days on dorado have been in the late fall when they school up to travel south. The dorado are up north. There was a good volume around the 209 today. Last weekend we were on the bluefin grounds and the volume there was amazing...
  435. Larmo

    For Sale 2004 Cabo 35 flybridge

    Good deal too. What are the hours?
  436. Larmo

    Gearing up for the big bluefin

    Remove the top shot. Buy 100, 130 and 200 fluoro. Switch depending on what you’re doing. 200 while fishing at night. 130 for FF or 100 for macks during the day.
  437. Larmo

    Batchlor party success NLA

    You would have spent more than that on strippers in Vegas and wouldn’t have had nearly the memories. Great job!
  438. Larmo

    Who’s Fishing Montana This Year?

    Lamar Valley. One of God’s treasures.
  439. Larmo

    Who’s Fishing Montana This Year?

    Soda Butte 14” on a size 22 red and black ant still barely visible in the upper lip. Edit: actually it’s in the net. So small I didn’t see it fell out. Lol
  440. Larmo

    Who’s Fishing Montana This Year?

    Some Lamar Valley fish porn... Lamar River, 15”
  441. Larmo

    Called others in but no one came dodo and yellows limit

    We always put out numbers on limits paddies. Excellent job guys. Congrats!
  442. Larmo

    425/371 Sunday 8/5

    They were there yesterday and in good volume, but it isn’t structure like an island where you can count on them being in a specific spot for awhile. If they are there again Tuesday, the kite would be effective. That’s the best I can say. New dope on those SCI fish,.. try frozen giant squid in...
  443. Larmo

    425/371 Sunday 8/5

    Epic fishing today with Nick on Mi Panga. First paddy about 5 miles south of the 425 was plugged with dorado. Every Mack was a fish. Limits for four guys by 8:30. C&at bunch more. Play with poppers for ge more. Drove away with them still full speed. Headed down on a 180 heading, 20 mins later...
  444. Larmo

    Bluefin Fried My Mak

    The captain can’t give a tutorial that covers all the different gear people have. If you hook him on the right gear, then by all means use it. The longer he fights the higher your chances something goes wrong.
  445. Larmo

    Awesome MT flyfishing

    Now that you brought it up that tie dye sundress of yours isn't working for you. Jus Sayin'
  446. Larmo

    Awesome MT flyfishing

    I'm there in 9 days and this post got me pumped. Thank you. Your daughter is a cutie and she'll always remember fly fishing with Dad.
  447. Larmo

    SCI Bluefin 7/25 and 7/26

    We were trolling. The speed depends on the seas. Get it about 150 yards away. Try to work the angle to the wind so it’s not in the wake. Go fast enough for it to skip pretty good. It needs to get up and off the water occasionally not just splashing around. Make it look like a flying fish. We...
  448. Larmo

    302 area 7/28

    Fish are biting well down south. Still more volume pushing up the line. We’re just getting started on the exotics.
  449. Larmo

    For Sale Rainshadow RCJB 84 XXH. New! Dragon scale (Now with FREE shipping in USA)

    Hi, What is the length on this rod? And what kind of guides are those? Is it located in SD? Thanks, Larry
  450. Larmo

    Who’s Fishing Montana This Year?

    Missoula has a lot of options for self guided fishing, the two upper forks of the Root and Rock Creek for starters. And then there’s the upper part of the Blackfoot but that’s bear country. And floating the Blackfoot is stunningly beautiful.
  451. Larmo

    SCI Bluefin 7/25 and 7/26

    Yes and the edit button is gone on mobile. Maybe the admins can catch this for me.
  452. Larmo

    SCI Bluefin 7/25 and 7/26

    EDIT: dates were 7/25 and 26 Long story short, they’re about 9 miles west of China Point and eating the Yummies. We left at 1 from San Diego and made a tank of small macks in short order st the bait barge before heading to the zone off the east end. Launched the Yummie south of China Point...
  453. Larmo

    Who’s Fishing Montana This Year?

    I’m within casting distance to my trip to MT. Any fresh reports? We’ll be starting in the Lamar Valley/Paradise Valley then 10 days around Missoula. Can’t wait.
  454. Larmo

    Advice/Experience - Avet HX Raptor

    Fluoro sinks, mono floats. Ask a fly fisherman.
  455. Larmo

    SOLD CalStar Custom Wrapped Bait Rods

    Add: Price includes Monte at M&M Custom Fishing Rods removing the boat name and putting your name on the rod. Al Rods now located at M&M, Point Loma.
  456. Larmo

    Big Bass and Yellows at San Clemente Island Saturday 6/9

    Great report and clean pictures. I have a Torque Star Drag that I thought was the best jig reel I’d ever owned and it’s amazing for sure but I just had a first day with my new Tranx 500 and I gotta say there’s no real comparison. Monte swears by the Tranx and kept telling me it was a game...
  457. Larmo

    Who’s Fishing Montana This Year?

    I’m in Missoula area from the 15th - 25th. First 5 days are in a cabin way up Rock Creek then 5 days near the university in a VRBO. Fishing the whole time!
  458. Larmo

    SOLD Diawa Saltiga 40 Star Drag Reel

    Sale Pending with a second guy on standby. Thanks BD
  459. Larmo

    SOLD 5 Trolling Rods - Best Offer

    The condition isn’t great but the blanks are good and if someone wants to just get them re-wrapped they get the blanks for cheeeeep.
  460. Larmo

    SOLD Diawa Saltiga 40 Star Drag Reel

    i am offering this Diawa Saltiga 40 Star drag reel. This is in good working order but sorry no returns or warranty. Sold as is. These are bullet proof reels perfect for Baja. I am only selling because I sold my boat years ago and have too much gear just sitting that should be in the hands of...
  461. Larmo

    SOLD Avet Two Speed Light Tackle Reels

    I am offering the following Avet Reels for sale. These are all in good working order but sold as is with no warranty or returns. (2) Avet MXJ 6/4 two speed lever drag reel silver. 50# Izorline braid. ($150 each) (1) Avet MXL6/4 two speed lever drag reel silver color. 50# Izorline braid...
  462. Larmo

    SOLD CalStar Custom Wrapped Bait Rods

    i am selling the following CalStar grafighter Rods custom wrapped by Monte at M&M. Condition as noted. All rods are located in San Doego. (1) 970 20-40# 7’0” grafighter blank with SIC guides, aluminum Aftco reel seat and gimbal. Some rust on some guides. Few scratches. Grip in good condition...
  463. Larmo

    SOLD 5 Trolling Rods - Best Offer

    I’m selling 5 boat rods for trolling. Asking $200/OBO for the lot. The Seekers are custom wrapped by Monte at M&M. The black and gold was a rod I won at MAW and was wrapped by Rick Cardenas. All rods are located in San Diego. (2) Seeker 6460 XH #40-100, 6’0” (2) Seeker 6455 XH #40-100, 5’6”...
  464. Larmo

    Who’s Fishing Montana This Year?

    We are all so jealous of you right now. To make us feel a little better keep sending us these reports. ;).
  465. Larmo

    Who’s Fishing Montana This Year?

    The Yellowstone may have peaked. Getting excited for August! http://fishingmontana406.com/ Also put flight reservations in the books for Puerto Varas, Chile and Bariloche, Argentina in February. My first time.
  466. Larmo

    Heads Up San Diego Theives

    Administrators please close this post.
  467. Larmo

    Epic bite at the secret spot

    There’s nothing uncool about defending the defenseless. Cutts are a great thing to have in Crowley. It’s going great. The spawn proves it’s working. We have native Cutts within 6 hours of 30 million people. That’s amazing. If you’re going to fish the spawn be very careful in how they are...
  468. Larmo

    Epic bite at the secret spot

    That’s a spawning fish you laid in the grass so you could get a nice photo to brag on social media. Bad enough to target them at all.
  469. Larmo

    Heads Up San Diego Theives

    Here’s what we can all take away from this. We can hope the police stop miscreants from stealing gear. Years of dumping more money into policing and prisons and we still aren’t safe and it seeems like there are more and more theives. What did work was people looking out for each other.
  470. Larmo

    Heads Up San Diego Theives

    I’m addicted to Crowley right now. ...until Montana.
  471. Larmo

    Crowley 5/18/18

    I don’t want to sound like “that guy” but it felt like the biggest fish I’ve ever hooked here. I was getting ready to pull the anchor. Brownie for sure.
  472. Larmo

    Crowley 5/18/18

    Really slow but one solid bite on a fish that took me 1/2 way into my backing before coming unbuttoned. Fish never stopped or slowed. Plenty of fish on the meter and great conditions just no biters.
  473. Larmo

    Heads Up San Diego Theives

    Mace, I owe you a call. Let’s pick a date and set up a trip. P.S. I have that song in my head after this, “Beat on the Brats...”
  474. Larmo

    Heads Up San Diego Theives

    You guys are amazing. I can’t thank you enough for what you did.
  475. Larmo

    Heads Up San Diego Theives

    I’m already pissed at the system. This just gives me a platform to unload.
  476. Larmo

    Heads Up San Diego Theives

    I think I have it all back. Thanks Nick.
  477. Larmo

    Heads Up San Diego Theives

    I will be relentless if they don’t prosecute. The case is ready to file with the evidence I have.
  478. Larmo

    Heads Up San Diego Theives

    Hey, I’m out of town and while on the road I had an interesting experience. My good buddy Monte from M&M received a call from San Diego Tackle Traders who said a suspicious set of characters were trying to sell some rods that were wrapped by Monte and wondered if he knew the owner. Turns out...
  479. Larmo

    Junk or jewel?

    Take a close up focused picture of the writing showing the specific model. It’s probably worth between $50-150 depending on the model which will tell you the type of blank. You can list it on eBay. The post office has 48” three sided boxes for shipping. It’s all pretty easy and fly fishing...
  480. Larmo

    New Year New List! Looking for nice people to take fishing this year who loves to fish!

    Hey Doug, let’s chase YT this week. You still have my number. Larry
  481. Larmo

    FREE Who knows member "Justin Cardenas" - selling Accurate Valiants?

    Buy/Sell is not BD's core, but it would be a great idea if they had a seller/buyer rating system. I would never ship without F&F payment first. You can also tell a lot about a person from just seeing whether they actually fish from their other posts.
  482. Larmo

    First Crowley Trip 2018

    That’s Twin Lakes, Mammoth.
  483. Larmo

    First Crowley Trip 2018

    The hatching/catching was better than expected. Had 8 of these nice browns over two days and a bunch of rainbows to 20”. All on the broke back midges in McGee. As soon as the weather turned around Crowley turned on.
  484. Larmo

    Who’s Fishing Montana This Year?

    The Blackfoot. I think it’s the most beautiful of all the rivers and the fishing is very good.
  485. Larmo

    Who’s Fishing Montana This Year?

    Duplicate
  486. Larmo

    Who’s Fishing Montana This Year?

    Wow. This could easily become another addiction.
  487. Larmo

    Who’s Fishing Montana This Year?

    Near Spring Creek. I want to make that trip to fish with her in the fall. Let me know how you do. Bull trout are an amazing fish. Guide said one tagged 50 miles up the Blackfoot was recaught 40 miles up Rock Creek. They need perfectly natural freestone rivers for hundreds of miles to thrive...
  488. Larmo

    Who’s Fishing Montana This Year?

    Warning: After the first trip you’ll be rekt.
  489. Larmo

    Who’s Fishing Montana This Year?

    That bull trout video from Canada is insane. Blackfoot is my favorite river. Got this guy last year on the BF.
  490. Larmo

    Who’s Fishing Montana This Year?

    Just booked our trip. Can’t wait. 8/11-25. 4 nights in YNP almost all of it in the Lamar Valley. 5 nights in a cabin 1/2 way up Rock Creek (likely to be the best part of the trip). And 4 nights in Missoula for a couple float trips on the Blackfoot. Already jacked and it’s 6 mos away!
  491. Larmo

    11/25 60 Mile Bank on the Outer Limits

    Photobomb of the year in pic #1. Jajaja Nice catch. Thanks for the report.
  492. Larmo

    That's a big Gallo!

    That's a big Gallo!
  493. Larmo

    Archipiélago de Revillagigedo FB Page

    The LR fleet moving to PV and Maz will ruin the fishery for everyone. Where we fish at San Juanico is actually illegal. It will just be a matter of months before the Mexicans make it clear there is no fishing in these zones. And if necessary they will extend the buffer zone around those...
  494. Larmo

    Another great day for Matador , big marlin..

    Hey Manny, heading down 12/2-8 to San Juanico out of Maz. Seems like there's good bait and some big fish. We want to target blues and fish the tunas in the am/pm. Hoping for one like this!
  495. Larmo

    Hey guys,Need 3rd Angler for 3-1/2 day PV overnighter

    Right on! We'll be right there with you on Wahoo, 35 Cabo Express. Can't wait!
  496. Larmo

    best Trout water you've ever fished?

    1. Lamar R./Soda Butte in Yellowstone during the hopper hatch. 2. Yellowstone R. 3. Blackfoot 4. Rock Creek
  497. Larmo

    Eastern Sierra

    By the way it isn’t that hard. I taught my wife how in a couple weekends and she’s catching on dries now. I think you could probably do it.
  498. Larmo

    Eastern Sierra

    You are a kook. You proved it with your own pictures on a public message board. No one fishes the Upper Owens during a zero take season with spinners. Anyone who fishes a zero take zone who has the first clue about preserving the resource uses a rubber net and does not flip the fish in the dirt...
  499. Larmo

    Eastern Sierra

    You mentioned the Upper Owens. That is 0 take above Benton Crossing. Below is closed. There are pictures in there that appear to be the Upper Owens. If sothe fish is covered in dirt and won’t release well. Anyway, fishing a 0 take river with treble hooks and spinning gear is full on kook...
  500. Larmo

    Eastern Sierra

    That is a 0 take fishery. Those fish are sitting on the ground or covered in weeds and dirt. If you're going to fish in such a place, take up fly fishing or at the very least learn how to release a fish properly. Buy a high quality rubber net, leave the fish in the water. Use barbless SINGLE...
  501. Larmo

    Fly fishing Rods & Reels

    I’m looking for a good deal on a high end 6 wt reel. What do you have? Thanks, Larry
  502. Larmo

    3/4 day Sea Watch 9/20 - ouch - we all have to pay our dues

    "Because that's what's there" is your argument for killing 3# yellowfin? Lol
  503. Larmo

    3/4 day Sea Watch 9/20 - ouch - we all have to pay our dues

    Why are so many people killing YF that size? SMH
  504. Larmo

    Blowing Chunks @ the 371

    Last time that happened a boat ended up sinking at the Coronado Islands.
  505. Larmo

    Montana trip......I'm baaaack! (Long report / Pic Heavy)

    Please post a report - something I have been wanting to do is fish the last weekend in Yellowstone.
  506. Larmo

    Montana trip......I'm baaaack! (Long report / Pic Heavy)

    Lastly, some of the best fishing I've ever seen is on the Shoshone out the east gate in Wyoming. Streamer madness on chunky fish! My buddy Rand just left So Cal to open this lodge on the Shoshone and raves about the fishing...
  507. Larmo

    Marlin pus?

    Another good reason to release them.
  508. Larmo

    Montana 7/27-8/11

    If I was your age I would find a way to make it work in the Bitteroot Valley. Some of those shots were from the East Fork. Straight Cuttys on spruce moths.
  509. Larmo

    Crowley Report 9/6-8

    Assassins indicator. Bit best when calm. Perch - indicator in the wind and waves. Stripped when calm (floating line, long leader). Both worked. My guess is the fish were looking for the perch when the wind turbulence washed them out of the weed beds.
  510. Larmo

    Montana 7/27-8/11

    Some Montana love for my fly fishing fanatics. Started with a bachelor party in Livingston, then three days in Silver Gate to access the Lamar Valley, three days in West Yellowstone and four days in Missoula. Even got a bull trout... Floated the Yellowstone for two days, fished Soda Butte...
  511. Larmo

    Crowley Report 9/6-8

    Crowley is as good as it gets for large fish right now. Wednesday I struggled a bit to find the pattern as seems to always be the case for day one. Started in about 12' off McGee which was really slow. (Turned out I was in no mans land, too far out to get the fish in the mouth and too shallow...
  512. Larmo

    Montana trip......I'm baaaack! (Long report / Pic Heavy)

    Awesome report and photos. Would love to meet you guys someday. Now you're a pro and can pay it forward to the next guy. Include me on your November trip! And you can put me down next year for closing weekend for Yellowstone. ;)
  513. Larmo

    9 & 178 - 8/24

    Now that's a fishing report. Thanks for posting!
  514. Larmo

    8/18: Upper Hidden/425

    Good dope. Thank you!
  515. Larmo

    8/18: Upper Hidden/425

    Similar story. We started in the pen zone and bumped out to the Hidden and down to the 500. We then worked uphill outside in WINDY conditions. Never found the paddy but found a few holding schoolie yellows all released. Going uphill couldn't glass because of spray to the tower so long ride with...
  516. Larmo

    Marlin

    We got this blue today and he died during the fight despite doing everything right and using the 80s. It happens. There are plenty that die so just eat those!
  517. Larmo

    Marlin

    From the looks of the pussy you guys eat no wonder marlin tastes good.
  518. Larmo

    Marlin

    Marlin are the apex predator. Respect - It's more a religious thing than a science thing. And anything that needs smoke to be edible isn't worth killing, processing, bagging, brining, smoking, etc. Life's too short.
  519. Larmo

    Headed to Montana

    Very good for your first. Use yours they'll work!
  520. Larmo

    Don't be a Dick! Post your reports! It helps us all. Let's work together!

    Posting pics of look what I can do with no data is just public masturbation.
  521. Larmo

    Release the small tunas guys

    If private fisherman could convert to conservation it would make it a helluvalot easier to find the political will to solve the problem with commercial fishing. Instead whenever someone starts a conversation (in the right forum next time) they get slammed like conservation has nothing to do...
  522. Larmo

    Marlin

    It's cool you got it. What a thrill. If you release it the next time you'll probably enjoy it even more. A dead marlin on deck is kind of a downer. We end up keeping them sometimes for food or because they didnt survive but then the day shifts to going in to preserve the meat, and processing...
  523. Larmo

    Anyone in Mazatlan this July?

    Hey Manny heading down there Tuesday to fish Wed - Sat with Bart on Wahoo 35 Express out of Marina Mazatlan. Where are you?
  524. Larmo

    Three days on the Mo

    This fly fishing section is starting to take off. Thanks for the great report. I'm so ready for my trip in August.
  525. Larmo

    Same Story - No fish 230/302

    I'm young enough to remember a time when we NEVER got skunked. Now it seems we get skunked more often than not! Started at the 230 where there was clear sign of fish around, marks birds and 6 sporties. Everyone was flying kites and heading S-SW. We joined them and worked the area until early...
  526. Larmo

    Headed to Montana

    My brothers and I are renting a house on the river near Springdale the last weekend in July for a trip with my dad. We are floating the Yellowstone two days, one in Paradise Valley and one in Springdale. I've been planning to fish the river in front of the house in the late evenings with mouse...
  527. Larmo

    Headed to Montana

    You're right I meant Rock Creek. Been doing some reading and want to spend a couple days there for the same reason you point out.
  528. Larmo

    Headed to Montana

    Hahahaha!
  529. Larmo

    Headed to Montana

    We're going up there for 14 days ending 8/11. We did the same thing last year and fell in love with Montana. Last year we based out of Bozeman/West Yellowstone. This year we are including Cooke City/Silvergate to be close to the Lamar and Missoula on our guide's recommendation. Here are a few...
  530. Larmo

    Mammoth Lakes Basin Road Now Open

    This is truly amazing that the lakes road is only just now opening and the lakes are still partially frozen. What an incredible year. https://www.facebook.com/MammothMountainSnowman/posts/10155430019013827:0
  531. Larmo

    Trip update: Crowley 5/28

    Surface temp was 66-68 depending on where. No way this was chasing pollywogs, lol. Big fish tearing across the surface about 20' in hot pursuit.
  532. Larmo

    Trip update: Crowley 5/28

    For sure not perch fry, too early. I'd say stocker trout. Fish chasing was over 24. Runoff is peaking so I hear.
  533. Larmo

    Trip update: Crowley 5/28

    Great report. Literally just got back to town after fishing Monday and Today at Crowley. Things have slowed way down probably due to the high runoff and rising lake level. Christmas is dead, Sandy almost dead, McGee very slow. The bulk of the fish are at Layton Springs and Alligator Point...
  534. Larmo

    Sat 6/3 @43/182 Ghost Town

    Same for us. 43 all day skipping for nada. Best water was outside the nine. Late it sounded like fish popped up inside the 371 but that's radio dope.
  535. Larmo

    Need real fishing reports

    Manny, You in Maz? I think we're heading down from there to Marrietas for Marlin in a couple weeks. Larry
  536. Larmo

    Sierras Opener

    Crowley is actually good. Water temp was 57 at the warmest.
  537. Larmo

    Let's Post More Fly Fishing Reports

    Awesome video!
  538. Larmo

    Crowley Report 5/13-14

    We made the run to fish Crowley Last weekend and had a great time. We stayed in Bishop at the Creekside Inn which was amazing. It's right next to the bowling alley which has excellent steak and prime rib dinners for cheap, Schats is next door and across the street is Holy Smokes BBQ which is...
  539. Larmo

    Let's Post More Fly Fishing Reports

    Like most people here, I've been mainly a salt water guy but last year I restarted my fly fishing and I know there are a bunch of good fly fisherman here who like both. I'm set to do a lot of fly fishing this year and I will post reports from all over and especially Crowley. If more people do...
  540. Larmo

    Sierras Opener

    Hi Chris, I'm a fly fisherman and was just wondering if it's working up there. I read the Sierra Drifters report so it seems the Cutts aren't in yet. Thinking about a trip weekend after this. Larry
  541. Larmo

    Sierras Opener

    Did anyone make it up to Crowley?
  542. Larmo

    Owens River - Chasing "Snow Bows"

    When it comes to these naturalized Crowley fish please C&R at all times. You can tell the stockers pretty easily by their worn fins. These guides will all advocate C&R because they understand how precious this resource is to all of us. Plus when the fish come up into the rivers it is usually to...
  543. Larmo

    Bozeman/Yellowstone dream vaca for disabled - help!

    You definitely don't need to spend $2000/day to have a great trip in MT. Use vrbo. Stay in either Missoula or Bozeman. From Bozeman you also have the option of driving to Yellowstone for a day. Call Tom Jenni, Reel Montana and he'll set you up in either place. Pick dates from late July to...
  544. Larmo

    Recent Tres Marias Report

    Good luck. Seems like they're biting again.
  545. Larmo

    Recent Tres Marias Report

    Good luck to you guys. Would love to hear a good report!!
  546. Larmo

    Recent Tres Marias Report

    Good luck. Please post up. Anxious to get back down there. Hoping for good news!
  547. Larmo

    Recent Tres Marias Report

    Last report I have from last week was no bueno. Smaller fish and few biters. Excellent captain from below Corbetania to all around the islands on a multi-day. We're still standing by...
  548. Larmo

    Recent Tres Marias Report

    Thanks guys. Maybe we'll just kick this down the road a couple more weeks. Heard the Pangueros were slaughtering the stripers in Maz...5-10#rs. SMH
  549. Larmo

    Recent Tres Marias Report

    We're thinking of making the run again from Maz. What's the latest dope? Heard the Mexican Navy has been active...
  550. Larmo

    Commander Insurance Fraud Guilty Pleas

    Something is wrong in the sportboat industry. They aren't making money even in the good times when fuel is cheap. No one has built a boat in 40 years, maybe longer. The boats they are running were the same boats I rode on as a kid (and the girls tell me I'm not a kid anymore so...) Maybe...
  551. Larmo

    Commander Insurance Fraud Guilty Pleas

    Two plead guilty to attempted insurance fraud in San Diego. SMH http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/courts/sd-me-boat-fraud-20170201-story.html
  552. Larmo

    PV TUNA 1/27-1/29

    You guys did as well as anyone else I know the last two weeks. Nice job.
  553. Larmo

    Marlas Super cow!!!

    We were out there this weekend and heard about this fish. Nice work! There is volume of big fish around San Juanico but they are on red crab and tough fishing. Found them on bird schools 10 miles east of the island on squid in early am. Had one roll on a popper but didn't stick. Nothing on...
  554. Larmo

    Final run of the year Tanner 12/7-9/16

    K so not as bad as wrapping BF, but still. These guys are supposed to be cool dudes. Why would they kill off an epic BF bite by wrapping squid there?
  555. Larmo

    Final run of the year Tanner 12/7-9/16

    Fuck seiners. They just wrapped the entire fish there in a few days. We could have fished them all winter and not made that kind of dent. If commercials had to use hook and line we wouldn't have a problem.
  556. Larmo

    Heading to El Banco/Marias 12/2-8

    We ended up with a great trip but it was some work. We ended up delayed by two back to back wind storms so we didn't leave until Monday this week. We fished our way down on a line to El Banco where we had excellent dope was red hot the week before so we figured start there. No one had been out...
  557. Larmo

    Heading to El Banco/Marias 12/2-8

    Thanks for the report. Will for sure post. Larry
  558. Larmo

    Lure Candy

    14" lures 11/0 7691S (Stainless). Heavy wire from the hook to the line connection. Set the hook length so the tip just touches the end of the skirt. Then shrinkwrap the hook side to make it stiff. On the line connection side use anti-chafe tubing. After the line to hook rig connection wrap with...
  559. Larmo

    Lure Candy

    Steve Coggin hooked me up with some dandies. B/P is a gift for the boat.
  560. Larmo

    Heading to El Banco/Marias 12/2-8

    We'll be out there on Wahoo, 35 Cabo, with a mid stop in PV for fuel. Hit us up. Chasing Marlin. Any recent reports? Larmo
  561. Larmo

    Williamson Chain Gangs - $20 Lot

    Basically free plus shipping. Cleaning house. SOLD - Thanks BD!
  562. Larmo

    Lure Candy

    Rigged for El Banco.
  563. Larmo

    Custom Rupp Single Spreader 30' Tournament pull out riggers

    know of someone in Mazatlan looking for Rupps. Are these located in PV? I know
  564. Larmo

    Mazatlan 11/5-6 Blue Marlin

    Had an epic trip on my old boat with my new best friend Bart who has taken her to a new level and rigged her for big game fishing. Saturday we struggled in rough conditions for no knockdowns but we saw plenty of life and no fisherman. Next day we saw flat calm conditions and got a #392 (tape...
  565. Larmo

    best Trout water you've ever fished?

    Yellowstone. Can't say enough about the place. Native trout, pristine land, wildlife that is so wild you'd better be thinking bears whenever you leave the car. Go in August for the foam hatch, lol.
  566. Larmo

    First fly fishing trip.....Drift Boat on the Owens River

    Awesome report. I was up at Crowley the same weekend battling wind. Ended up staying on the shore and I bagged some great fish led by this Cutty. Heading right back up there this weekend it was so good.
  567. Larmo

    Marlin Report Thurs. 10/6

    Haha. Information is power.
  568. Larmo

    Marlin Report Thurs. 10/6

    Excellent weather today. Started at the N9 in blue water and 69. Headed NW to the 178 which was bluer but no birds or sign. Continued up to the warmer water and bent out to the 182 on a report of a knockdown on the MJG. Found tuna looking sign mid way on a large school or porpoise with terns...
  569. Larmo

    Marlin on the 182 9/30

    Nice release. Looks like a striper. Everyone is saying they are big this year.
  570. Larmo

    Heading out of SD for Marlin Thurs

    Anyone else going? Any reports last couple of days? Thanks!
  571. Larmo

    Where to go????

    We saw about 20 bird piles from 43 in to the 182 on Sat. Marlin are along the ridge. 302 has a bunch of paddies. We trolled them for Marlin only.
  572. Larmo

    Marlin Dope Saturday 10/1

    The Sherminator strikes again!
  573. Larmo

    Marlin Dope Saturday 10/1

    K maybe this will help some guys out tomorrow. We started at the Lower 9. Water was blue and 69. We trolled off the S9 and across toward the 302. No sign in this area for us. Picked them up about 5 miles west of the Lower 9 so we could be on the 302/226 high spots for the slack tide. Water on...
  574. Larmo

    Kona Hawaii Fishing Report - August wrap-up.

    Elections have consequences, so vote!
  575. Larmo

    Went marlin fishing..

    That explains it.
  576. Larmo

    Went marlin fishing..

    Dude... How did you get those callouses? Haha Nice fish. Cool photo! What a day eh?
  577. Larmo

    371 to 302 on Sat 9-24

    Nice job, congrats and great photo.
  578. Larmo

    Marlin 43/182

    Good Marlin fishing today in the zone from the 43-289-182. We spent our day At the corner and saw multiple bird schools of the smaller YF and porpoise. We were solely focused on Marlin today so we trolled by looking for those and continued out to the 43. By the time we got there probably 6...
  579. Larmo

    SBI to SCI. Two weeks of local marlin fishing 9/7-9/17

    Amazing report. What was the best zone, lure colors?
  580. Larmo

    63 foot sport fisher Invicta charter goes down

    I think people in the know, know this one was an outlier which is why this thread is still open.
  581. Larmo

    63 foot sport fisher Invicta charter goes down

    If this is SNAFU I wouldn't board one of these boats unless they do.
  582. Larmo

    63 foot sport fisher Invicta charter goes down

    Of course. Someone knows if this is true. If so PM me. And it is very unlikely this guy took the wheel at 2:30am sober with a 4:30 impact 12 miles and 180 degrees off course.
  583. Larmo

    63 foot sport fisher Invicta charter goes down

    Yeah like "Good Morning, bend over your burrito is ready."
  584. Larmo

    63 foot sport fisher Invicta charter goes down

    It isn't just the drinking, though that was plenty bad. There were serious problems with the abandon ship knowledge, the inability to launch the life raft and the usability of the life jackets. Maybe the boats aren't doing their required drills? Do you think maybe the landings have some duty...
  585. Larmo

    63 foot sport fisher Invicta charter goes down

    The owner of the Invicta died the next day.
  586. Larmo

    181 09/15/16

    We were out there as well. 3 scoops of chum for one bite and one fish. Brutal. Same grade. Sporties had them blowing up constantly in their chum but nothing for the boats around trying to pull fish off the feeding trough.
  587. Larmo

    63 foot sport fisher Invicta charter goes down

    Word on the street is the safety briefings are a bit more intense, safety gear is being inspected and crews are doing their drills at the landings now. Captains are pissed off at Invicta for being such imbeciles. Landings are riding herd. Any truth?
  588. Larmo

    63 foot sport fisher Invicta charter goes down

    In this case the private boats aren't the problem. SMH
  589. Larmo

    63 foot sport fisher Invicta charter goes down

    K enough bs, I'm looking for information from anyone interested in making sure something like this can never happen again. 1. Richard Allen - was Mr. Allen a licensed master? 2. Ryan McNichol - does anyone know if Mr. McNichol has a history of drug or alcohol problems? 3. Did this vessel...
  590. Larmo

    63 foot sport fisher Invicta charter goes down

    Did Richard Allen die? He was the manager. He is listed as the owner at H&M, but he did not own the vessel according to USCG. I also wonder if he had a masters license. Makes no sense for there to be 3 masters on the vessel. Anyone?
  591. Larmo

    63 foot sport fisher Invicta charter goes down

    Brian Inamura? What's your source?
  592. Larmo

    63 foot sport fisher Invicta charter goes down

    Does anyone here know the IG usernames of the crew on Invicta?
  593. Larmo

    63 foot sport fisher Invicta charter goes down

    Unless someone has something factual to add like they witnessed prior situations that were similar on this boat or they know the general practices for boats at the landings regarding safety equipment, drills or insobriety while on duty, the rest of this is probably doing no good for anyone. If...
  594. Larmo

    63 foot sport fisher Invicta charter goes down

    These accidents are happening too frequently if they happen at all, let alone annually. We need to start regulating things on charter boats like crew training, including safety drills, and maximum hours on the wheel/watch/24 hr periods. The safety drills must be frequent and include the...
  595. Larmo

    Bluefin at 43 (08/25)

    We were also there and picked up 1 about the same size on the slow troll. I agree the YF have moved NW but the 43 is still holding some nice fish for patient anglers.
  596. Larmo

    Grande 1.5 8/21

    Where were you?
  597. Larmo

    Let's Chase Marlin This Year

    Anyone looking for a hand or a captain targeting Marlin, I'm your Huckleberry. Weekdays, esp. Will travel for a good gig. Larry (San Diego)
  598. Larmo

    Seeking cool fisherman for San Diego offshore and inshore islands when appropriate

    Grab Carl and me and let's do this. Carl is the funniest a hole around and he can fish. I can do any day this week. Larry
  599. Larmo

    New Captain looking for people who can fish Weekdays or Occaisonal Weekends

    Let's go. Had a 23' Whaler for 10 years and a Cabo 35 for 10. Know these waters well. And that boat is perfect for surfing the Point which is my specialty... Hit me up. Larry
  600. Larmo

    Eileen Inseiner!

    If they are wrapping everything anyway, why not go Whale Wars on them. Tail 'em and then do high speed circles over any fish they see. Teach them all a lesson. If we all started doing that every time we saw one, guess what? They would all leave. So done with their arrogance. To me they are...
  601. Larmo

    Did not get skunked on BFT!

    Put a countdown clock on that one. She's one of the great ones. Nice job dad!
  602. Larmo

    My first Cow Tuna Locally and a royal ass kicking.

    Reading that report was awesome - like we were there. Thank you! And congratulations on a great season.
  603. Larmo

    La Jolla YT 13JUL16

    And maybe, just maybe, the reason these boats are depending on once a year anglers is because they are catering to that mentality. I still remember the 3/4 day boats last year motoring out to the Fly to fish a paddy with 5# YF on it day after day after day after day... I don't see guys who do...
  604. Larmo

    La Jolla YT 13JUL16

    And so what if they don't? They are making a living off of a shared resource. I am so tired of the sentiment that they deserve to make a living. Not by killing baby fish they don't. Just like not by poaching paddies they don't. If under sized fish are all that's there, maybe the boat...
  605. Larmo

    Not the biggest but the biggest for me!

    Nice fish congrats. Get an Avet.
  606. Larmo

    Wowzers!!

    Great read. Thanks for sending while you were still jacked up!
  607. Larmo

    A Little Road Trip

    Congratulations. Well done.
  608. Larmo

    New to fresh water Fly Fishing

    Redington is owned by Sage but cheaper. Get the Redington Classic Trout 590-4 and a Sage 2200, 5/6 with Rio Gold fly line and dacron backing. All those go together perfectly and they are considered entry level from the very best manufacturers. The CT is a great intro rod you will never sell...
  609. Larmo

    Birthday Helmet Report 6/21

    Problem is there are so many of us with dues paid up that there won't be enough fish around to ever catch up. I'm gonna start being like Carl and stick to halibut and beer.
  610. Larmo

    Oceanside Harbor - Major South Swell This Weekend

    Be really aware this weekend. Major south swell is forecast. Waves to 8'. That kind of swell will close the harbor. Check stormsurf.com
  611. Larmo

    Some more changes...

    Just a joke. I can tell he's $$
  612. Larmo

    Anyone Find Them On Tuesday? Going Thursday.

    Another interesting observation. We were trolling a Halco 130 plug and a Braid Speedster while speeding around lookimg for fish. We spotted a pile and kicked it up to 20 kts and in a few seconds we were stopped by the biggest skippie I have ever seen -20#+. We released it and put them back out...
  613. Larmo

    Some more changes...

    Did you check the liver?
  614. Larmo

    Anyone Find Them On Tuesday? Going Thursday.

    Monday we found them around the 226 and outside the 302. There was nothing inside. Big change from Friday when the fish were all the way to the 9. Also different was the fish weren't blowing up on bait balls and there were no birds. Seems the bait has been thinned out and they are feeding but in...
  615. Larmo

    Bluefin Details Friday

    Thanks brother! Gotta get these reports flowing again this year. Back on them tomorrow. My day is coming.
  616. Larmo

    Bluefin Details Friday

    We built up more pressure on our positive karma. We are so due.
  617. Larmo

    Humbled. Grateful. Appreciative. Personal Best bluefin, twice.

    What a great report and you ripped. Awesome.
  618. Larmo

    Bluefin Details Friday

    Just a quickie for the guys putting trips together for the weekend. Bait was lame 3" chovies so we made macks at the receiver but it was a slow pick. Radio said wide open at green tanks in 100'. Headed out and started seeing sign outside the 9. Large area of fish it seems with people...
  619. Larmo

    Hurricane ... Pick me up on the "Other Side" Tailwalker .....

    Really cool idea. We all have lost great fishing buds and this is a great tribute. I'm in to do the same. Maybe this can be the year the dicks get drowned out!
  620. Larmo

    Bluefin Islands Tuesday 5/10

    Depends on what you can throw for distance. Go as heavy as you can but the light irons are best and 100 yard casts are better than 50.
  621. Larmo

    Bluefin Islands Tuesday 5/10

    One more piece of dope for you guys. Firsthand from a very reliable source - spots of BF some 100# in the mix were all the way down the Finger and into Descanso this afternoon as well.
  622. Larmo

    Bluefin Islands Tuesday 5/10

    We were on a private boat out of Southwestern YC. We chased for an hour to get that one good shot when they turned toward us and we could reach them. One jig blue/white/yellow 45 was bit on the bow. Brailed a scoop of dines and second jig - alll black Sumo Jr from the cockpit was bumped and...
  623. Larmo

    Bluefin Islands Tuesday 5/10

    Aluminum was working best!
  624. Larmo

    Bluefin Islands Tuesday 5/10

    Uhhh. That would be Tuesday - today's report. Lol
  625. Larmo

    Bluefin Islands Tuesday 5/10

    K here's the straight dope. We fished long to see if we could find some fish all alone. Covered the 226/302 thoroughly in bluer water and found some nice marks but no visible signs ao we kept looking. Went west to the 28 lime and found the bluest water but no bait and no marks, no signs...
  626. Larmo

    Do colors really Matter?

    If you've ever fly fished for wild trout in crystal clear spring creek you know that a slight color modification in a fly - even if it is the right insect imitation - can make or break you. Why wouldn't color matter to an ocean predator as well? Even if they see in grey tones you matching the...
  627. Larmo

    Killed the BUGS

    Looks like the same guy who wrote the free gaffing law wrote the lobster possession regs. Ha! Nice catch.
  628. Larmo

    Shogun Guad

    I wish we had a button for "Don't Like". Live and let live dude. Not your problem.
  629. Larmo

    Blue Marlin Reports Here

    It used to be the free gaffed blue this year but it changed.
  630. Larmo

    Blue Marlin Reports Here

    Striper is my guess. The Blues were much larger. 400+. It wasn't hard this year to tell them apart. Still cool.
  631. Larmo

    Happy Thanksgiving All You Crazy BD Mos

    I for one appreciate all the laughs. This site is one of the best things going and it's all of you who make it real. Love it. Have a great Thanksgiving!
  632. Larmo

    Mexican Navy puts fisherman in jail!

    We should have bought Baja when we had the chance.
  633. Larmo

    La Jolla On Halloween - A Ghostly Encounter And A Surprising 'Tale'

    And to think about all the times I said nah to rockfishing! Nice catch!
  634. Larmo

    Free gaffing

    What's encouraging about all of this is how strongly the BD community reacted. I think it caught the moderators off guard just like it did all of us, me especially.
  635. Larmo

    California Fish Stocks Declined by Over 70% Since 1970

    I understand data matters but at some point you need to use common sense. Fishing the spawn is a bad idea if more fish is the goal. Sometimes demanding scientifically uncontrovertible evidence before taking action (since we argue about everything - global warming) will just allow the practice...
  636. Larmo

    43 to SW of 371. Total Epic Ending

    That's why Roy is numero uno. Nice catch.
  637. Larmo

    Went The Wrong Way

    We had two choices based on the charts - north to the warm blue water outside the 182/181 to the 43 or south to the bubble around the Hidden. We went north. Found blue warm water with puddling bait along the ridge and flying fish all around the 43. Water temps at the 43 were 75.1 today. Epic...
  638. Larmo

    California Fish Stocks Declined by Over 70% Since 1970

    We'll lose all credibility arguing global warming is a left wing conspiracy. Sorry. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_warming
  639. Larmo

    Free gaffing

    I support the MPAs but I would like to see C&R barbless artificial allowed for calicos like is done in the National Parks for wild trout. We're fishing for blues tomorrow, MoMo. See you otw.
  640. Larmo

    Free gaffing

    Its obviously a joke meant for that one guy who says I'm not an angler. LMFAO. WHAT A TOOL And as far as needing to jerk off, all I can say is I live in a porn movie I can barely manage so jerking off ain't in the playbook for this Angler.
  641. Larmo

    Free gaffing

    "You're not a sports angler..." I fish an awful lot, for sport, all over the world. I out fish out fuck and out drink most everyone on these boards but whatever dude. The punishment for poaching is a lifetime ban. These guys poached in my view. If I was the prosecutor I would take them in...
  642. Larmo

    Free gaffing

    Another practice was just brought to my attention that probably deserves attention. Apparently the sporties are encouraging smaller hooks and baits when rockfishing to increase strikes. They then leave a trail of floating 3" cod to avoid counting the small fish toward the limit. Are we going...
  643. Larmo

    Free gaffing

    Biggest T, I agree with your read and I thought it was clear enough to prosecute them. If it was my call I would have gone after their licenses and a life time ban. That's how strongly I feel about what they did.
  644. Larmo

    Free gaffing

    ?? Fisherman, I edited my post. You're right. As far as circle hooks read this. http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.454.4849&rep=rep1&type=pdf All that matters to me is mortality. I'd trade the fun of swinging for more fish, bigger fish and more strikes.
  645. Larmo

    California Fish Stocks Declined by Over 70% Since 1970

    That sea surface temperature chart correlates with the age of oil and internal combustion engines. Not a coincidence. Global warming is only debated on non-scientific message boards predominately in the US. Among scientists it is overwhelmingly accepted that it exists and that human activity is...
  646. Larmo

    Free gaffing

    The regs need to be brought up to date with current conservation practices among fishermen who are contientous about the resource. The DFG has been focused on fish stocks and science but there's opportunity in the technology side such as the mandatory use of non-offset circle hooks when fishing...
  647. Larmo

    The Dream Becomes Reality. #BajaSQ BlueMarlin

    Now you're hooked on a life long passion.
  648. Larmo

    Boys it ain't over....

    We're heading out Sunday on Mi Panga. 65 (Old school - hook and line). Lol
  649. Larmo

    Pacific Voyager- 1 Blue Marlin... And a call to DFG.

    Natebal, that is the kind of argument only a commercial fisherman would buy - not a judge. Hook and line has a common understanding and it isn't a gaff which the regs took pains to define separately.
  650. Larmo

    Pacific Voyager- 1 Blue Marlin... And a call to DFG.

    Like anything else it depends on the competence of the lawyer you ask and how much effort they want to put into it. This lawyer blew it. I was a contracts lawyer - insurance contracts for 30 years at a pretty high level. This is clear enough to prosecute but they have so bungled it with the...
  651. Larmo

    CCA CAL L. A. Chapter Open Meeting

    I'll try to be there as well. Hopefully no dickheads free gaff a blue between now and then so I can calm down.
  652. Larmo

    Free gaffing

    Omg. This is spot on!
  653. Larmo

    Pacific Voyager- 1 Blue Marlin... And a call to DFG.

    All that was ever required was a statement by Mark that this was a lapse in judgment and that it won't happen again. The social media pages should be withdrawn and we move on. The silence says fuck you.
  654. Larmo

    The DFG Has Spoken, It's Time For A Change

    There is a pool of $$ that is earmarked for environmental causes every year. The foundations that are forced to give that $$ every year go through the available options and pick one: Oceana, Ocean Conservancy, Nature Conservancy, Wildlife Conservation Society, etc. "Enviros" is really not the...
  655. Larmo

    The DFG Has Spoken, It's Time For A Change

    Like I keep saying all they have to do is say it was a mistake and it will never happen again. Take down the social media bullshit. Otherwise, I'm right and you're mistaken. (Neither of us is ignorant.)
  656. Larmo

    The DFG Has Spoken, It's Time For A Change

    We need to provide a less radical outlet for money that is looking for an environmental cause. Maybe thats the way to explain it. There is a shit ton of money looking for a cause. If you are uber rich you create a charity. You either have humanity or the environment as a cause. If the latter...
  657. Larmo

    The DFG Has Spoken, It's Time For A Change

    Joe, this is what I need to figure out. We need $$$$$. Right now that $ has only one outlet and it is radical. I want to create another option for the wealthy young entrepreneurs who want to protect the environment but their parents were ranchers and sportsmen who like to fish and hunt. They...
  658. Larmo

    The DFG Has Spoken, It's Time For A Change

    Azarkon, you're right we have to break that cycle of fear and mistrust. There are so many people out there like you we need to find a way they will be encouraged to support forcing conservation on everyone so closures aren't necessary. These people are looking for a way not to have to close...
  659. Larmo

    The DFG Has Spoken, It's Time For A Change

    Why should we allow 1/2 day boats to chum calicos on the same patch of kelp twice a day during the spawn. The right way to do this is barbless hooks, C&R trophy take only during the spawn and then a slot limit. People I know release all calicos anyway but that's me. Works for trout and that's...
  660. Larmo

    The DFG Has Spoken, It's Time For A Change

    Fine then. Have Mark condemn what happened as not representative of his views. Have him remove the stuff on social media and put this to rest. Because until that happens this is his brand and it is bullshit.
  661. Larmo

    The DFG Has Spoken, It's Time For A Change

    Azarkon, you're wrong. I'm not going to align with Peta. It takes a new individual who hunts and fishes, who has more money than Peta has ever dreamed of having, but I can tell you straight up people like the crew of the PV are just fodder for your enemies. They and the people they align with...
  662. Larmo

    The DFG Has Spoken, It's Time For A Change

    This week this community was outraged by the actions of the Pacific Voyager crew in free gaffing a blue marlin in California waters. Killing a free swimming blue marlin by free gaff is inconsistent with the basic principles of sportsmanship. It was plastered on social media and it incited...
  663. Larmo

    Fishing Aboard Maverick

    Big Juan is still the man! Nice job.
  664. Larmo

    10/28 2015 Went Catching again

    We tried it for a few hours at the 43 3 weeks ago and my buddy Ben hooked up a 650 blue a mile away on lures. I'm sucking with the lures.
  665. Larmo

    Free gaffing

    Had the tuna bait been on a hook and line and the Marlin took it and then was immediately gaffed it would have been legal. Putting the tuna on a gaff and then free gaffing it is not a hook and line and thus it is an illegal taking. Doesn't matter. It's chickenshit is really the issue and the...
  666. Larmo

    Free gaffing

    "the most sporting thing a deckhand could do". SMH. Difficult yes. Sporting no.
  667. Larmo

    Free gaffing

    43
  668. Larmo

    Pacific Voyager Post

    These guys are still posting new material over on Instagram. They really don't give a shit what the BD community thinks. @juliuscesar619
  669. Larmo

    Pacific Voyager Post

    If this matters to you take a moment to send an email to the DFG asking for an investigation. [email protected]
  670. Larmo

    Pacific Voyager Post

    They really need to do something more than just nick guys over lobster card violations. This one is eggregious.
  671. Larmo

    10/28 2015 Went Catching again

    Great report. Still getting it done. Thank you.
  672. Larmo

    Pacific Voyager Post

    If you have more to say, move this over to Instagram where you can talk to these dicks directly. @juliuscesar619 @arrr_block #pacificvoyager. Complete idiots. That conversation won't get locked.
  673. Larmo

    Huge Marlin on Pacific Voyager

    Things are about to change. Working on an alliance between the smarter enviros and the Sportfishing community. Big fund with a smart leader. Time for us to split off from the commercials. Stand by in 2016.
  674. Larmo

    Huge Marlin on Pacific Voyager

    Hey Grumps, don't let the bad apples define us. This thread is actually encouraging...
  675. Larmo

    Huge Marlin on Pacific Voyager

    What these people did was illegal poaching and it needs to be reportd to the DFG, which I am happy to do. There were so many gaffs used that it had to involve every crew member and likely the support of the Captain if not his direct participation. People like this need to be put out of...
  676. Larmo

    Blue Marlin Reports Here

    If that avitar is supposed to be cool, you're mistaken.
  677. Larmo

    Huge Marlin on Pacific Voyager

    Here are the pics.
  678. Larmo

    Huge Marlin on Pacific Voyager

    SMH how anyone with half a brain could do that to such a majestic fish. I've enjoyed this season but the sooner these fish leave, the better.
  679. Larmo

    10/22 afternoon wahoo bust

    Out yesterday and a couple people were saying they were getting bites 2-3 miles off. I think they're way inside now. Saw fliers and small tuna outside the S9.
  680. Larmo

    Wahoo Selfie! Solo Thursday.

    That lure looks familiar! Nice catch