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  1. Nebraska

    Nebraska Goes Long Range Fishing - 2020 15 day Intrepid Report

    Drop It Loooooow I have never had a fish of any substantial size sit like a dog for so long... I mean we are really only talking about 90 seconds here but 90 seconds to a tuna! That's an eternity to a 13 year old :) And I still to this day don't remember doing anything different to light that...
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    Nebraska Goes Long Range Fishing - 2020 15 day Intrepid Report

    To take in a breath of fresh air ... and smell the sea. It makes my heart sing. These are tough times right now, for some the toughest. The world needs hope... it needs good vibes, so please enjoy a tale... an adventure dare I say... a fishing report from Nebraska. Let the Good Times Roll I...
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    Nebraska Goes Long Range Fishing - 2019 15 day Intrepid Report

    The best push home ever At dawn we try again for a 2nd morning of Yellowtail fishing. I try fishing a few of those Macs in hopes of attracting a good grade of Yellowtail and hopefully avoid some of the smaller random species that are starting to show up more. I drop down two different time and...
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    Nebraska Goes Long Range Fishing - 2019 15 day Intrepid Report

    Mrs. Nebraska won't mind... his avatar is a photo of my wife :)
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    Nebraska Goes Long Range Fishing - 2019 15 day Intrepid Report

    New Opportunities After a great night's sleep, we stop at the entrance to Mag Bay around 7:30am in hopes of yellowtail but after a 5 minute drift at a spot or 2 we head further north. Jack has spent the morning teaching me how to rig a dropper loop and answering my 74 questions. I've never had...
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    Nebraska Goes Long Range Fishing - 2019 15 day Intrepid Report

    I have goals I have had the 3 same goals. 1) Catch a yellowfin tuna larger than my old pb. 2) Catch a new species. 3) Visit a new place. The first year the above 3 were easy as it was all new. Last year I was lucky enough to accomplish all 3 and this year I arrive at a new place I have never...
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    Nebraska Goes Long Range Fishing - 2019 15 day Intrepid Report

    You rock friend. Pleasure fishing with you last year and congrats on some nice fish this most recent trip.
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    Nebraska Goes Long Range Fishing - 2019 15 day Intrepid Report

    Same fish...new methods I awake to an alarm before sunrise but again, there is no pre-sunrise bite. I get it, these yft are on an afternoon bite but gosh, you have to try right? I'm determined to hook and land a Wahoo so I switch gear and get to work with the sun. The wind has laid down a...
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    Nebraska Goes Long Range Fishing - 2019 15 day Intrepid Report

    That's One Big Fish I grab the foregrip first as I slide in next to Sam and the fully take over the rod. The weight of these kite rods and sheer size of the larger reel make a cumbersome combo and I'm glad I don't have to flyline a sardine on this thing all day but I get a good grip and hold...
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    Nebraska Goes Long Range Fishing - 2019 15 day Intrepid Report

    He's an animal at wahoo fishing and a great man
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    Nebraska Goes Long Range Fishing - 2019 15 day Intrepid Report

    A new day and new friends The morning starts at 4:15am and enjoy my morning routine of seasick pill and 3 advil with coffee and 1/2 and 1/2 (what a sinful treat on the boat in your coffee every morning) and a chocolate chip cookie for luck. Since we're on anchor, I go out and try and catch a...
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    Nebraska Goes Long Range Fishing - 2019 15 day Intrepid Report

    Ups and Downs I never asked my mentor in the end why he handed me that big fish. It certainly had no selfish benefit to him and I was thrilled last year not to have any hand offs as I could finally hook my own fish so it was a weird sensation frankly to take over his rod...for a moment. Then I...
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    Nebraska Goes Long Range Fishing - 2019 15 day Intrepid Report

    Sitting in the Captain's Chair An extra special start to the trip this year as both my wife and our daughter join me on the drive west. Our daughter 'little Wahoo' as she likes to be called :) hasn't seen the boat before and we surprise under the Christmas tree with the trip west and a plane...
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    Smoked wahoo

    We love our homemade smoked tuna but I've never smoked wahoo before. I bet it's to die for. Enjoy!
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    Excel - Colonello October 20 -31, 2018, the Guadalupe a trip.

    Great trip report! Thanks for the read sir
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    Intrepid cancel December trips?

    I rarely am able to contribute on this forum other then my yearly report. I can't talk line diameter, my favorite hook, favorite tactic for home guard yellowtail etc. but I can answer this one definitively. The adventure. This is a cruise with amazing food, an ultimate escape from daily...
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    Intrepid cancel December trips?

    Counting the days down till I head west to board the January silent jim trip and noticed this morning that the two 14-15 day trips before mine are now missing from the schedule. They weren't very full so perhaps a consolation? Advantage fresh crew. Disadvantage haven't been down south in 6...
  18. Nebraska

    Oct 21-29 report.

    Sounds like you had a great week, thanks for the report.
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    Hey Chris! Can't wait sir. Less than 90 days! !! I'm already pumped and can't wait to meet you...

    Hey Chris! Can't wait sir. Less than 90 days! !! I'm already pumped and can't wait to meet you and fish with you.
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    Dolphin Motel closing Oct. 31...... It's the wrecking ball for Point Loma's Dolphin Motel

    RIP dolphin. Sad day for you brother. It's sort of a hole but glad I stayed there before they flattened it.
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    RP 10/2-12 Part 2

    Enjoying your report sir. That national geographic stuff is one of my favorite parts of the trip...that and line flying off my reel when I first get bit is nice too :)
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    Rodless Heresies: Fishing for Wahoo All Wrong!

    Hope it felt good to put fingers to keys friend. Enjoyed the different tactic ideas and I need to learn to incorporate weight more when I go again in January.
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    Seeker 8 Day 6/24-7/2 Independence Report

    Really enjoyed the read, thanks! Never caught a yellowtail before but those look like they were dandy size. And I adore the food on the trips, glad it was off the chain Nebraska
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    How do you guys transport the fish (Whole) to your house from a 8 dayer?

    My old man built a fish coffin for transporting whole fish. Then processed fish went in coolers my first year. Now I have two fish coffins. ..1 for whole frozen fish and 1 for processed fish. Worked great with wet ice on the frozen fish and dry ice on processed frozen fish. Survived 2 days...
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    Most fish caught on a single day and an entire trip of long range fishing?

    Do skipjack at Hurricane bank count? Lol If so, I can strut big #s
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    What trips are you on this year?

    I'm super excited to be booked for my 3rd long range trip aboard the intrepid in January on the silent jim trip. Counting down the days from Nebraska
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    19 days...

    I hope your have an amazing adventure Rodless... you've waited long enough
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    Favorite crew photos

    My first ever 2 person 'hold-em up' picture with Tyler last year. Both grins are priceless to this angler.
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    Nebraska Goes Long Range Fishing - 2018 15 day Intrepid Report

    Maybe that's how I can pay for my next trip. ..lol
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    Nebraska Goes Long Range Fishing - 2018 15 day Intrepid Report

    I sinker fished I think 3 different times throughout the trip. ..mostly on a drift for deeper fish. I didn't get hooked up that way but that's ok. And I will never feel guilty for using a new Sardine. ..that's what they are there for :) to catch my next fish!
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    Nebraska Goes Long Range Fishing - 2018 15 day Intrepid Report

    Mom's homemade chocolate chip cookies with a cup of oatmeal as the only addition to the Toll House recipe. In the end, I butt hooked 99% of my baits this year and I fired them and reeled in clean the absolute second they no longer ran away. I would rather be fishing 100 feet from the boat...
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    Nebraska Goes Long Range Fishing - 2018 15 day Intrepid Report

    I just love to fish I'm out a little further than I normally am when I get bit but the current is so strong that my bait was still vibrant and kicking ass. It's not a problem except there is already a fair bit of line out and this fish ups the ante! Line disappears from my reel at a rate I...
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    Nebraska Goes Long Range Fishing - 2018 15 day Intrepid Report

    I'm proud, I'm pleased, I'm humbled...This trip rocked The morning starts with no flyline bites for me and only 2 fish for the boat. After breakfast I dropper loop for bottom fish thanks to my Mentor tying up a few rigs for me. Mrs. Nebraska adored what few denizens from the deep I brought home...
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    Nebraska Goes Long Range Fishing - 2018 15 day Intrepid Report

    Thanks! I do fish or hunt for pretty much anything that wiggles back home but have never penned anything other than 2 Intrepid trip reports.
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    Nebraska Goes Long Range Fishing - 2018 15 day Intrepid Report

    Continuing to get bit and loving it I'm grinding on the trolling gear doing everything I can to keep even pressure on this fish and making sure it doesn't come unpinned. I'm in the port corner and grinding away when my fish slides and I have to make a move to follow my fish. Over under over...
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    Nebraska Goes Long Range Fishing - 2018 15 day Intrepid Report

    A band geek, thanks for the reminder. LOL :)
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    Nebraska Goes Long Range Fishing - 2018 15 day Intrepid Report

    Starting to put things together I'm in the port back corner and pinned at a perfect angle out and away. My fish wasn't 100 feet from the boat but the other anglers were fishing deep in one form or another so my fish for the time is in a different water column. It takes a tearing run but I...
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    Nebraska Goes Long Range Fishing - 2018 15 day Intrepid Report

    You win some you lose some I promise I ate my cookie that morning but when I got bit and I put it in gear the fish was only there for about 5 seconds and then it was gone. I would have probably written it off as a dolphin had the other 2 anglers not landed a nice 100 lbs. class fish each. I...
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    Nebraska Goes Long Range Fishing - 2018 15 day Intrepid Report

    I'm hooked The boat goes on the slide and mentor's roommate is hooked up. I reel in my trolling gear as a deck hand comes from the side and says they will get it put away for me. I walk the few steps over to where I have my wahoo bomb rod and get ready to cast out. It's my first time ever...
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    Nebraska Goes Long Range Fishing - 2018 15 day Intrepid Report

    Although I appreciate the kind words, I assure you I would enjoy reading yours or anyone's reports. It's how we all learn, share knowledge, develop patterns etc. So, next time you go fishing, throw up a quick post on how you did!
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    Nebraska Goes Long Range Fishing - 2018 15 day Intrepid Report

    Only once have I seen water so blue... Mrs. Nebraska joins me on my drive west and everything goes smooth. We avoid nasty weather over the Colorado and Utah passes and have a blast our night in Vegas. We arrive at my mentor's home the afternoon before the boat departs and have an amazing meal...
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    Nebraska Goes Long Range Fishing - 15 day Intrepid Report

    Can't wait to meet you! Soda is leaving his rods on the boat for me but knowing this amazing community, if someone needs something, someone else will have it.
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    Nebraska Goes Long Range Fishing - 15 day Intrepid Report

    We'll spend Tuesday night with my sister in Denver. Wednesday night in Cedar city Ut. Wife's never been to Vegas so Cirque du soleil show and room in Vegas Thursday night and then my mentor Paul and his bride are graciously putting us up Friday night. We won't suffer and a great start to 26...
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    Nebraska Goes Long Range Fishing - 15 day Intrepid Report

    Thanks Jim. Wife and I are just putting together leaving a day early and heading west Tuesday after work so I can get through Colorado/Utah mountains before the next storm hits Thursday. They'll have roads clean by then and gives us more time in Vegas though :)
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    Best long range youtube/videos you recommend

    Like FishRock linked, going long. Only reason I even learned of the intrepid. 18 months later, I boarder her. I've watched every video a dozen times picking up tips and technique. Can't watch them after 1pm right now for fear I won't sleep that night :)
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    Nebraska Goes Long Range Fishing - 15 day Intrepid Report

    Thanks for the kind words. Blizzard coming here this weekend and I'm packing shorts... weird sensation. Never even considered writing something for publication in my life let alone penned something like the above before but long range had brought many goals to my life already outside of fishing.
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    Nebraska Goes Long Range Fishing - 15 day Intrepid Report

    I'll start a new one but I reread this last night and ended up more jacked than I already was :) Watching weather daily like a hawk. Thursday I push from Denver to Vegas and weather has some snow in it so sweating that and planning accordingly. I'm tired of negative temps and ready for tropical.
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    Nebraska Goes Long Range Fishing - 15 day Intrepid Report

    7 days till I drive west! Can't wait to do it again! !!!
  49. Nebraska

    Intrepid Izorline 16 day Part 2

    I know a single day can change everything but that sounds like half the anglers were lucky to touch a single fish the entire trip based on math, and that's almost scary on a 16 day... or at least to me.
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    Nebraska Goes Tuna Fishing - Sophomore Edition

    Good call on fathoms dcpac. We don't measure much water depth in fathoms back home so good to at least know the 6 to 1 conversion.
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    Nebraska Goes Tuna Fishing - Sophomore Edition

    Thanks Steve. I hope my upcoming trip has a little species variety in it due to recent changes in destinations so sounds like a technique I need to learn.
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    Nebraska Goes Tuna Fishing - Sophomore Edition

    Never underestimate the power of mom's cookies. Thanks fishy
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    Nebraska Goes Tuna Fishing - Sophomore Edition

    Thanks Steve. I'll do me some learnin on dropper loop presentation.
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    Nebraska Goes Tuna Fishing - Sophomore Edition

    Tunacraze, I live in Nebraska man, of course there are cows in my future :)
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    Nebraska Goes Tuna Fishing - Sophomore Edition

    I'm in heaven surfgoose. What an interesting double down on presentation method.
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    Nebraska Goes Tuna Fishing - Sophomore Edition

    Love driving. Love the drive itself, the escape from work as it starts the trip off. Love the flexibility on items I bring from home. Love bringing my catch home with me. Love my friend soda pop :) great talking to you on the phone and welcome back to land...
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    Nebraska Goes Tuna Fishing - Sophomore Edition

    Appreciate the reply Brad. I haven't tried or maybe even heard of throwing a yoyo for yellowfin while at anchor but the idea of mixing it up certainly has been what premed my interest. If fishing is tough, my mentor would say 'just one bite, one fish today' always pushing. What is your...
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    Nebraska Goes Tuna Fishing - Sophomore Edition

    Sharpie seems like a neat idea. Or even if I have to spool a foot at a time or something, some unit of measurement. ..
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    Nebraska Goes Tuna Fishing - Sophomore Edition

    Super excited! Booked on the Soft Steel Trip departing January 27th for 15 days of heaven. Just a few hours after I booked, the San Diego LR fishing changed for the foreseeable future and that's.... fishin. I look forward to a new adventure, new locations, perhaps a new species added to my...
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    trip reports

    I'll have one to write mid to late February :)
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    A Rose by any other name

    Call me what you want, so long as you call me to supper. Hello from the fine state of Nebraska! The next # of days will continue a whirl wind of anticipation and planning as I attempt to piece together the remaining blocks to the puzzle we call long range fishing. My goal is to board the...
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    Intrepid Catchy Tackle 15 day Oct. 14-29

    Nebraska wishes you the best of luck my friend!!! Feed the brothers for me while the crew scoops bait and please tell all the crew hello. Hard working, amazing men on that boat. I love that picture of you... it was a heluva fish You still able to stay and park at the Dolphin with the...
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    Unusual or Rare Long Range Species Pictures

    The rare and mythical needlefish... I loved the blue colors it contained.
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    Nebraska photos from Intrepid 15 day

    Many commented regarding their love of photos from the trip. Enjoy... Best fish of first day. I'm not an overly religious man but if you zoom in on the clouds along the sunrise, I think that's heaven My mentor helps me prepare for fishing skipjack, writing in my journal and a cold...
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    Nebraska Goes Long Range Fishing - 15 day Intrepid Report

    No sir. Never published anything in my life nor written anything of this nature before. But I can close my eyes and bend my knees under the sway of the boat and be there in an instant.
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    Nebraska Goes Long Range Fishing - 15 day Intrepid Report

    I just love to fish Because my # is 23, the area designated on the boat for my rods is up near the bow but my mentor has offered me a spot in his rack during the trip... #2. The convenience was amazing for moments like this. But WE WERE DONE FISHING!!! AHHHHHH... I put my boat loaner gear...
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    Nebraska Goes Long Range Fishing - 15 day Intrepid Report

    I want to take a moment to thank everyone over the last few weeks for reading these. I never imagined honestly this would have such a following nor have I written anything like it. Reliving this trip through writing these chapters have brought back memories I had forgotten, returned a tear to...
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    Nebraska Goes Long Range Fishing - 15 day Intrepid Report

    Just one more fish Day 7 of fishing arrives and my body wants to fall apart. I never took a break yesterday other than to eat and my body can tell. I wore my rubber boots yesterday too as my feet have been starting to show wear from being wet daily...well wearing rubber boots didn't do them...
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    Nebraska Goes Long Range Fishing - 15 day Intrepid Report

    Push as hard as I can We make the push back to the buffer zone in about 18 hours. I sleep... 13 of them! We don't arrive back in the zone until around 3:30pm but at least it is a more respectable time to eat a chocolate chip cookie. We start trolling for Wahoo. The boat ended up landing 13...
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    Nebraska Goes Long Range Fishing - 15 day Intrepid Report

    Hope everyone had an amazing weekend! Highs in the 70s here which is a rare treat for early March in Nebraska. Selling Girl Scout cookies, playing in the park and trying to get caught back up on this thing we call life. Nebraska
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    Nebraska Goes Long Range Fishing - 15 day Intrepid Report

    The bait is larger than fish I catch back home I wake to my alarm at 3:30 a.m. and carefully exit my top bunk. The seas are still rolling and the Captain informs us there will be even a little more wind today. I get dressed and eat my cookie. Up stairs and a cup of coffee washes down more...
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    Nebraska Goes Long Range Fishing - 15 day Intrepid Report

    I have a goal We all have goals. I heard a fellow angler mention on the boat that you have to have your shit together to even get on this boat. The planning that it takes, getting time off from work, the financial aspect, all the gear etc. you can't just show up without plans. Goals however...
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    Nebraska Goes Long Range Fishing - 15 day Intrepid Report

    You are all very kind with your words...it means a lot...seriously. Thank you I love the net idea for catching Sardines! Hope everyone had a great weekend Nebraska
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    Nebraska Goes Long Range Fishing - 15 day Intrepid Report

    I forgot to eat a cookie We tried making bait last night but to no avail. I kind of wanted to see the new species/something different but when they tell you that you can go bed, you don't argue. I wake up and am ready to start fishing the moment the boat is in position. We learn that check...
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    Nebraska Goes Long Range Fishing - 15 day Intrepid Report

    Like in National Geographic These boats are tight knit groups for the most part. Most everyone knows everyone so when some rookie posts on BD and then shows up on the boat, it isn't hard to figure out the new kid in a tiny crowd. But instead of feeling like an outcast, I was welcomed 100%...
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    Nebraska Goes Long Range Fishing - 15 day Intrepid Report

    Thank you everyone. Next round tonight once beautiful daughter is in bed. Tunacraze: I don't see the option to change your screen name but I shall forever be known as Nebraska Snaphappy: The cookies...family tradition, never f with it. SouthBayKiller: Watching bait get scooped was magical...
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    Nebraska Goes Long Range Fishing - 15 day Intrepid Report

    I have never seen water so blue... Spending the last 18 months dreaming about stepping aboard the Intrepid and actually doing it are 2 different things. A dream come true simply can't describe it. I kiss my bride goodbye as she continues to take photos of me boarding the boat with a s$it...
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    First post! Hello Fishy, Soda Pop, Wahoodad and all you cool cats of West Coast fishing lore!

    I'm alive, awesome, back home, cleaned fish all day today and loved every minute of it. Will start my report next week once vacation is over. You all rock Nebraska
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    The journey has begun!

    Made it to Tucson safe! Bed time. Passport, check.
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    The journey has begun!

    Thanks everyone! Speed limit on I-80 in Nebraska is 75 mph. My speeding days were over 2 decades ago. Lol Made it to Denver safe for the night. My bride drove 2 hours for me earlier this evening and that felt great just to relax in the passenger seat. Back at it in the morning Nebraska
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    The journey has begun!

    Off work, truck packed, co-pilot aka Mrs Nebraska loaded in the truck, heading southwest doin 75! This community rocks! Thank you everyone. Can't wait to meet many of you Saturday or Sunday. Nebraska
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    First post! Hello Fishy, Soda Pop, Wahoodad and all you cool cats of West Coast fishing lore!

    Thanks bigfishross Soda pop is taking me to squid Co Saturday :)
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    First post! Hello Fishy, Soda Pop, Wahoodad and all you cool cats of West Coast fishing lore!

    Although I won't be purchasing a lock box, I appreciate your taking the time to offer the idea CV. It does however sounds like I need to open my beers as quickly as possible since wild man is on the boat! LOL DC... I like that idea and although I too don't have anything with me to raise...
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    Intrepid Jan. 29 soft steel 15 day ( sold out ) Roll Call

    I received an email from Steve at the intrepid office so assuming others did as well.
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    First post! Hello Fishy, Soda Pop, Wahoodad and all you cool cats of West Coast fishing lore!

    Thanks captain for taking the time to give a report. Built a sexy fish box in your honor :) Got some nice snow while your gone.
  86. Nebraska

    First post! Hello Fishy, Soda Pop, Wahoodad and all you cool cats of West Coast fishing lore!

    If you call what I'm doing at night sleeping, not tossing and turning and remembering things I want to pack and not setting the hook, just reeling on wahoo. ...sleep. ...then yes. ...6 more to go! Lol Mrs nebraska is about as ready for me to leave as I am :)
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    First post! Hello Fishy, Soda Pop, Wahoodad and all you cool cats of West Coast fishing lore!

    Loving the dialogue everyone. Thank you for the incredible reading and insight. Transderm scop patches, antibiotic and pain meds scratched off the list today. Coban tape procured and doubled the edges...thanks wahoodad Weather pattern looking great for the drive. Spent most of the day...
  88. Nebraska

    First post! Hello Fishy, Soda Pop, Wahoodad and all you cool cats of West Coast fishing lore!

    Tim..you just keep thread creeping away sir. Thank to this recent dialogue, I learned I will likely have random fish I'll catch other than sharks that can even be used as bait but they may not be high probability baits. I have a lot of wisdom on the boat bUT I best learn what I can from the rest...
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    First post! Hello Fishy, Soda Pop, Wahoodad and all you cool cats of West Coast fishing lore!

    Tell me more fishdoggary... are you referencing a black Sea bass which is what Google came back with or something different? Anyone chase grouper in the middle of the day when it's slow?
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    First post! Hello Fishy, Soda Pop, Wahoodad and all you cool cats of West Coast fishing lore!

    I think it's our favorite subject :) What's your best tips for getting bit on a slow day FishRock?
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    Intrepid Jan. 29 soft steel 15 day ( sold out ) Roll Call

    Anyone on the boat bringing a laptop and willing to compile photos and put them on a thumb drive? I've got plenty of thumb drives but wife won't let the laptop leave home.
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    First post! Hello Fishy, Soda Pop, Wahoodad and all you cool cats of West Coast fishing lore!

    Has to be real limes Kevin. The smell, the spray of the lime misting in the air and licking my fingers after the squeeze is part of the process. :) they store well. Can't wait to try lime with a hint of sardine. Wife bought me a journal. A pen to paper on the boat sounds romantic. Scotch...
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    First post! Hello Fishy, Soda Pop, Wahoodad and all you cool cats of West Coast fishing lore!

    Full report is guaranteed. I really appreciate all the ideas and well wishes on this thread. Thank you everyone. None of you know me from a hill of beans but you have all been so very helpful to me. Especially Mr. Pop. I'm humbled. Today the daughter turns 8 so celebrating tonight and...
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    First post! Hello Fishy, Soda Pop, Wahoodad and all you cool cats of West Coast fishing lore!

    Passport signed and recommendations/copies/duplicates done, thank you all. Working on trip health insurance, looks reasonably priced. 8 days till I drive!
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    Intrepid Jan. 29 soft steel 15 day ( sold out ) Roll Call

    Thanks fishybuzz! Ice storm here and 13 days from now I'll be sipping something while watching the sunset at 80 degrees!
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    Intrepid Jan. 29 soft steel 15 day ( sold out ) Roll Call

    Nebraska will be +1... my bride has surprised me and will be driving out with me to see us off!
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    Someone posted red 6 hook bait jigs that worked good... i need your help

    Only reason I remember this one soda pop was the rig was from Cabela's. Item number 135086.
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    Long Range chunking for tuna

    Although I smell a wee bit of sarcasm from FishRock... as a rookie reading this thread, it actually sounds like a really smart plan.
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    First post! Hello Fishy, Soda Pop, Wahoodad and all you cool cats of West Coast fishing lore!

    -16 degrees yesterday morning here. I'm going to have to start exercising in our sauna to prepare for the 100 degree swing I'm about to experience. Passport came in the mail baby!!!!!!!!! Big item off the check list there, now they'll let me on the boat since they have my money and I've got...
  100. Nebraska

    First post! Hello Fishy, Soda Pop, Wahoodad and all you cool cats of West Coast fishing lore!

    Ok. The dudes have spoken. No namby pamby strap for Nebraska.
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    First post! Hello Fishy, Soda Pop, Wahoodad and all you cool cats of West Coast fishing lore!

    I see in some of the videos a strap over one shoulder/chest that clips onto the reel. Looks like your can rest your hands for a second when clipped on and prevents the combo going overboard. Minuses are unclipping to go around anchor and other anglers. Thoughts? Brand/model recommendations? I...
  102. Nebraska

    First post! Hello Fishy, Soda Pop, Wahoodad and all you cool cats of West Coast fishing lore!

    Great idea. They sent me an email confirmation regarding my first round of questions so I'll go from there
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    Indy 10 day Trip Report 12/10 - 12/20

    Congrats Dave on your first cow! Love the pics and glad you had a great time.
  104. Nebraska

    First post! Hello Fishy, Soda Pop, Wahoodad and all you cool cats of West Coast fishing lore!

    Love the insulated water bottle idea, it's now on the list. DMcD...it's about my desire to process my own. I truly love it, my second favorite part. And having never caught these species, I can't wait to get my hands on some. Taking a few extra days off after return just so I can fillet...
  105. Nebraska

    First post! Hello Fishy, Soda Pop, Wahoodad and all you cool cats of West Coast fishing lore!

    I make my own homemade wine and beer that I'll be bringing some of to share along with some ipa from my favorite local brewery. Then a handle of Bombay and handle of jack for mixers. A little scotch and perhaps a bottle of champagne to celebrate my first big fish. Tap water is perfect, just...
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    First post! Hello Fishy, Soda Pop, Wahoodad and all you cool cats of West Coast fishing lore!

    I wear glasses so have clear and sunglasses both with me. More towels, ok. Soda pop is going to walk me around the shops on the 28th for things like pl-68s etc. Fishy, thanks for the info on casting. Like many have said, the crew can help you but if they are busy and I can't help myself, I...
  107. Nebraska

    First post! Hello Fishy, Soda Pop, Wahoodad and all you cool cats of West Coast fishing lore!

    Sbebdllh just doesn't have a nice ring as a nickname but I think Nebraska will do perfectly. Crazy hat you say? Covered ;) Knee pads ordered this morning. It was recommended here and then I was re-watching one of the going long videos at the in-laws over the weekend and saw a guy posing with...
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    First post! Hello Fishy, Soda Pop, Wahoodad and all you cool cats of West Coast fishing lore!

    I'm really glad to hear that DC61...never touched a 50 class reel let alone casted with it. I'm hoping to practice so that when time comes, I can make that important toss.
  109. Nebraska

    First post! Hello Fishy, Soda Pop, Wahoodad and all you cool cats of West Coast fishing lore!

    Andre: literally still taking notes, this is gold. Would not have known I'm unable to practice casting while steaming south and that the bait tank filing time is that opportunity... Gary: thanks a million for the advice about the kite. I've read tales of being stuck in "kite hell" and...
  110. Nebraska

    First post! Hello Fishy, Soda Pop, Wahoodad and all you cool cats of West Coast fishing lore!

    Quick drying towel, hibiclense...adding to list. Read somewhere to bring two shower towels so one is always dry. I just keep adding to the list. Andre: I really appreciate this kind of talk. Going 9 days straight during our deer rifle season each fall , I know how to burn myself out... my...
  111. Nebraska

    First post! Hello Fishy, Soda Pop, Wahoodad and all you cool cats of West Coast fishing lore!

    Thanks Rich. Veterans of the intrepid, please correct me if required, the first week ish of the trip fish are frozen on the boat. Then they switch to rsw for the second half. With that, my current thought is to have 5 star process and freeze all rsw fish and I'll transport packed frozen...
  112. Nebraska

    First post! Hello Fishy, Soda Pop, Wahoodad and all you cool cats of West Coast fishing lore!

    I wear sandals 300+ days a year but I understand open toe is a no go while fishing so... I have a pair of Merrell style breathable tennis shoes and I'll get a pair of rubber boots I need to purchase that I intend to switch between. Then my sandals for relaxing times and flip flops for the...
  113. Nebraska

    First post! Hello Fishy, Soda Pop, Wahoodad and all you cool cats of West Coast fishing lore!

    I really liked the look of the aftco gloves. Thanks for the tip on getting them tight. Have the tape lined up now and marked the beginning of the rolls like wahoodad recommended. Appreciate the math on fish fillets. I'm not looking to pillage the ocean, by any means...but there won't be...
  114. Nebraska

    First post! Hello Fishy, Soda Pop, Wahoodad and all you cool cats of West Coast fishing lore!

    Room reservation made, including the night of the 13th. Thanks to your advice, I'll give 5 star time to process and freeze before driving. Will wait till afternoon of 14th to pick up and drive to Tucson that night, then northeast from there to Denver and home on the 16th. Ice along the way...
  115. Nebraska

    First post! Hello Fishy, Soda Pop, Wahoodad and all you cool cats of West Coast fishing lore!

    I think I'll bring both some tape and gloves and see what I like. I normally don't prefer anything between me and the rod for sensitivity reasons but I have a feeling yft and crappie bite different. :) I think I read one time fishy but don't recall where you bought your gloves. Local hardware...
  116. Nebraska

    Intrepid Jan. 29 soft steel 15 day ( sold out ) Roll Call

    Don't be shy, lol. That won't be a problem... my job will be not to be "that guy" with too many questions. Fishy...I'm in for supper, thanks for the invite. Don't have a place lined up yet, looking at seeing if i can fine a cheap Airbnb or just getting a room at the dolphin.
  117. Nebraska

    Intrepid Jan. 29 soft steel 15 day ( sold out ) Roll Call

    Count the rookie in! So very excited to meet and learn from you all.
  118. Nebraska

    First post! Hello Fishy, Soda Pop, Wahoodad and all you cool cats of West Coast fishing lore!

    Trip booked, talked to Steve, reserved loaner gear, emailed 5-star to reserve processing, placed a small/basic order through work based on your excellent recommendation. Will meet Soda pop the day before departure in San Diego and walk through the shops to purchase jigs etc. I'm considering...
  119. Nebraska

    First post! Hello Fishy, Soda Pop, Wahoodad and all you cool cats of West Coast fishing lore!

    Ladies and Gentleman...may I introduce you to the proud recipient of the final spot on the Intrepid 15 day departing San Diego on January 29th!!!!! State room # 5 I have some pm's to return, phone calls to make and about 25 more replies/posts in coming days but let me say THANK YOU! Craig
  120. Nebraska

    First post! Hello Fishy, Soda Pop, Wahoodad and all you cool cats of West Coast fishing lore!

    I want to take a brief moment and thanks absolutely every single one of you for posting and or messaging me in the last 24 hours! It means a lot. I have called the Intrepid office and left a message in hopes of booking the final remaining spot. Stay tuned...
  121. Nebraska

    First post! Hello Fishy, Soda Pop, Wahoodad and all you cool cats of West Coast fishing lore!

    Wahoodad’s preferred version: Going on 14-16 day on Intrepid in the next 3 months, first time, live in Nebraska and own zero gear for this type of trip. Intend to use loaner gear from Intrepid and pay for line fill up. Need recommendations on terminal tackle and want to purchase as much of that...