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  1. Pjstevko

    SpeedMaseter 20ii - Big Bluefin??

    Back in March I landed a 110# bft on a Shimano Speedmaster 12ii so a 20ii could definitely handle a 150#.....
  2. Pjstevko

    September 3 day set ups....

    I already have star drags I can use.... I'm just not sure how light to set the drag so that I don't snap the line when I throw it back in gear.....
  3. Pjstevko

    September 3 day set ups....

    I'm thinking about picking up a Fathom 15ld2 to use as my 15/20# reel...... Anyone use a Fathom 15ld2 for lightweight bait fishing?
  4. Pjstevko

    Bunk mattress sizes?

    I ended up buying a queen sized flat sheet and had a friend sew it in half the long way so I can slide the bunk mattress inside and just use a blanket to cover me...... I think it'll be cooler than sleeping inside a sleeping bag and cleaner than just laying on the mattress.....
  5. Pjstevko

    Which rod to get?

    Okuma PCH-C-801H
  6. Pjstevko

    Overkill?

    You should check out the Black Hole line of rods! They are ultra light weight and easy to work poppers and stickbaits all day
  7. Pjstevko

    Shimano Speed Master 12II Review

    I can't afford a 2 speed reel for each line class...... So my reels cover 2 leader sizes
  8. Pjstevko

    Shimano Speed Master 12II Review

    Generally I run my reels like this 12ii for 30 or 40 16ii for 50 or 60 When I landed the 110# bft I used a 50# leader (because I didn't own a 16ii then)
  9. Pjstevko

    Shimano Speed Master 12II Review

    I landed a 110# bft on my 12ii back in March!
  10. Pjstevko

    Shimano Speed Master 12II Review

    I have mine mounted on an Okuma PCH 801H! It's a great lightweight combo you can fish all day without fatigue
  11. Pjstevko

    Bunk mattress sizes?

    Did you put the mattress inside the fleece bag or did you just sleep in the bag? I want to the mattress "in" the bag and sleep on top of it......like using a regular fitted sheet and flat sheet set
  12. Pjstevko

    For Sale Tld 15 new in box

    Did you ever sell this?
  13. Pjstevko

    Bluefin reels for San Diego 2020 summer season

    I just got a Fathom 40nld2 and it's gonna be loaded with JB soild 80# braid and go on a Okuma PCH-C-74xxh. I'm gonna use it for yo-yo, big baits and flat falls. Hoping that setup will put me in the medium (150#) tuna game!
  14. Pjstevko

    WTB The Southern Angler book by Brandon Hayward

    Thanks for the heads up, I'll call the store on Tuesday
  15. Pjstevko

    For Sale A Shimano TLD 15

    Post those pics! I'm interested if you'd ship
  16. Pjstevko

    Bunk mattress sizes?

    Thank you everyone for the sleeping bag suggestions but I hate the restricted feeling of being in one and sleeping on top of nylon isn't comfortable....
  17. Pjstevko

    Best month for yellowtail?

    What's the best month to catch yellowtail? I need to catch my first one.... Which captain/boat is the yellowtail guru?
  18. Pjstevko

    Bunk mattress sizes?

    Since we'll be required to bring our own bedding on overnight trips now I was wondering what the average size of the bunk mattresses is? I'm looking to make a mattress cover to bring with me on my upcoming trips
  19. Pjstevko

    WTB The Southern Angler book by Brandon Hayward

    I missed out on the auction..... Still looking if anyone has one for sale
  20. Pjstevko

    SOLD 2 Sporasub Blue Water Spearfishing Floats $150

    Awesome! Enjoy and post up some pics of the fish they help land
  21. Pjstevko

    SOLD 2 Sporasub Blue Water Spearfishing Floats $150

    I have 2 never used Sporasub Bluewater spearfishing floats for sale. They have been sitting in my dive bag for a few years and thought someone might like them. One is a little dirty from storage but otherwise they are in perfect condition. Here a description from a dive website.... submersible...
  22. Pjstevko

    How many trips did it take to land your first 100# tuna?

    Great stories everyone! Let's hear from more people..... What over species have you caught over a 100#? My fish over a 100# are BFT, tarpon, silky shark, and goliath grouper! I hooked a marlin over the mark but it broke off about 15ft from the boat....
  23. Pjstevko

    How many trips did it take to land your first 100# tuna?

    These are all great stories, thanks for sharing everyone! I feel very grateful that my first tuna over a hundred pounds was a BFT! Next up would be a YFT over the mark but I'm not sure if that's possible fishing off SD without traveling deep into Mexico/PV....
  24. Pjstevko

    How many trips did it take to land your first 100# tuna?

    Just curious how many trips it took before you landed your first 100#+ tuna? I was lucky enough to land my first 100# bft tuna this past March on only my 3rd SD trip!!! Let's hear some stories
  25. Pjstevko

    Live bait rod recommendations?

    Okuma PCH-C-801H
  26. Pjstevko

    Rerigging colt snipers

    vmc in-line singles.....adjust size to lure
  27. Pjstevko

    Sunglasses for SD waters

    Smith Optics
  28. Pjstevko

    September 3 day set ups....

    So it seems like i'll be set as long as I adjust my flouro leader size.... Thanks for all the replies
  29. Pjstevko

    September 3 day set ups....

    Thanks for the reminder.... I edited my original post
  30. Pjstevko

    September 3 day set ups....

    I have a 3 day trip in September on the PQ and wanted to get some opinions on my setups.... 15/20# bait. Hot rodded Tiburon Jigmaster with 50# braid on a PCH-C-801H 30/40# bait. Shimano Speedmaster 12ii with 65# braid on a PCH-C-801XH 50/60# bait. Shimano...
  31. Pjstevko

    PCH rod report

    How does one determine where the spline of the rod is? I have one UC rod and 3 PCH rods i need to check...
  32. Pjstevko

    Pacific Queen - Bluefin Fishing - 3-7-20 - Video

    Killer fish!!!! I was on the trip the following weekend and we killed it. We got 13 fish over 100#. I ended up with my limit...a 110# and 65#!!!! I can't wait for my September 3 day on the PQ!!!!!
  33. Pjstevko

    Picking My 1st LR Boat For a 3-Day

    All great choices and can't go wrong with any of them..... (I'd also look at the Pacific Queen)
  34. Pjstevko

    Rod for Penn FTH40NLD2

    Check out the United Composites 80 Predator
  35. Pjstevko

    United Composites Rods? Who uses them?

    I waiting on my first UC rod to arrive from Bob Sands..... GP 80 Predator! Can't wait to break it in on my September 3 day on the PQ!
  36. Pjstevko

    For Sale Penn 12 Visxs ,MK50 sea sliver

    Can you post pics of the reels
  37. Pjstevko

    Rod suggestions needed (tuna / YT etc.)

    Budget? Okuma PCH rods are a great rod with a reasonable price or if you still have disposable income check out the United Composites
  38. Pjstevko

    UNited Compsite Rods

    thats the stick that was recommended to me by a very reliable source to fish 50/60 with......
  39. Pjstevko

    UNited Compsite Rods

    Don't mean to threadjack but...... I'm glad to see how much people love their UC seeing as how i just ordered my first one.... GP 80 Predator!!!!! (for my Speedmaster 16ii and/or Fathom 40nld2)
  40. Pjstevko

    Tackle Ho's, what have you picked up lately?

    What reel are you gonna put on it and what's its intended use?
  41. Pjstevko

    Casting Conventional help

    I think for surface iron most people go with a 25N star drag and 9' jig stick
  42. Pjstevko

    Casting Conventional help

    Your Speedmaster 12ii and PCH-C-801XH is a great 30/40# bait setup..... I used the same exact setup a month ago to catch a 110# and 65# bft
  43. Pjstevko

    Tackle Ho's, what have you picked up lately?

    This is my first high quality conventional rod and I'm excited to see what all the hype is about!!!
  44. Pjstevko

    Tackle Ho's, what have you picked up lately?

    Decided to treat myself and bought a UC GP 80 Predator (from Bob Sands) to pair with my Speedmaster 16ii
  45. Pjstevko

    Rod suggestion for a Shimano Speedmaster 16ii?

    I decided to treat myself and bought a UC GP 80 Predator to pair with my Speedmaster 16ii!
  46. Pjstevko

    Rod suggestion for a Shimano Speedmaster 16ii?

    Yeah my rod was doubled over with the 110# bft on the line
  47. Pjstevko

    What do you use your Fathom 40nld2 for?

    Do you know what rods those rentals are?
  48. Pjstevko

    Rod suggestion for a Shimano Speedmaster 16ii?

    Last month I landed a 110# and 65# bft on my 8' XH with 50# leader but I like the XXH recommendation!
  49. Pjstevko

    For Sale Miscellaneous long range terminal tackle for sale

    Out of what's left what would be a good SD trolling lure to use on Sportfishing boat?
  50. Pjstevko

    WTB The Southern Angler book by Brandon Hayward

    I just re-read "Getting Bit" and picked up a few nuggets I need to remember for my next trip! I'm still looking to buy his first book... "The Southern Angler"
  51. Pjstevko

    Rod suggestion for a Shimano Speedmaster 16ii?

    I just got a Shimano speedmaster 16ii and it's loaded with 80# braid which will be used to fish 50/60# flouro for bait and need a rod recommendation..... I was thinking of a Okuma PCH-C-801XH but wanted to hear some other opinions..... Which rod would you put this reel or similar model on?
  52. Pjstevko

    Tackle Ho's, what have you picked up lately?

    I just won a Shimano speedmaster 16ii in a raffle!
  53. Pjstevko

    Favorite Surface Iron and Color

    Caivo surface irons and they are guaranteed to swim right or Jimmy will make it right.....
  54. Pjstevko

    Tackle Ho's, what have you picked up lately?

    I'm getting a Penn Fathom 40nld2!
  55. Pjstevko

    let’s see your personal best

    South Florida 7# Peacock Bass Lingcod 13# and a 8# Cabazon
  56. Pjstevko

    let’s see your personal best

    110# BFT
  57. Pjstevko

    PCH rod report

    Just about a month ago I landed a 110# bft with the 801XH and a speedmaster 12ii! These rods are amazing!
  58. Pjstevko

    For Sale Penn Handles - Fathom, Torque

    What handles did you put on your Fathoms?
  59. Pjstevko

    WTB The Southern Angler book by Brandon Hayward

    Thanks for the lead, I'll check it out
  60. Pjstevko

    WTB The Southern Angler book by Brandon Hayward

    Looking to buy The Southern Angler book by Brandon Hayward.... Let me know if you have one you wouldn't mind selling.... Pj
  61. Pjstevko

    SOLD Price drop... Shimano Stradic 4000XG-K $135

    Brand new in box with paperwork. Perfect for bass, stripers, surf fishing, and inshore saltwater. Asking $135 or OBO
  62. Pjstevko

    What do you use your Fathom 40nld2 for?

    I was wondering the same thing???
  63. Pjstevko

    What do you use your Fathom 40nld2 for?

    Sounds like a solid multi use reel! I'll be mounting mine on a Okuma PCH-C-74XXH (rated at 60-100#)
  64. Pjstevko

    What do you use your Fathom 40nld2 for?

    That seems like a big downgrade but I guess it makes me feel better about buying a Fathom versus something else more pricey
  65. Pjstevko

    What do you use your Fathom 40nld2 for?

    What'd that cost? Pm me if you don't want to say publicly
  66. Pjstevko

    Best BD Videos.... for All who need a fishing fix.....

    There not fishing videos but I figured spearfishing videos would be OK... https://vimeo.com/9771574
  67. Pjstevko

    FRED H PRICING CONTINUES AT BOB SANDS TACKLE

    I was in the store 2 weeks ago and bought an Okuma pch 7'4" for and don't think I got the discount..... What's the normal shop costs? I'll check my receipt
  68. Pjstevko

    Best BD Videos.... for All who need a fishing fix.....

    One of my all time favorite videos
  69. Pjstevko

    What do you use your Fathom 40nld2 for?

    Thanks for all the replies.... Looks like I'll be adding one to my arsenal!
  70. Pjstevko

    What do you use your Fathom 40nld2 for?

    I'm thinking of picking up a 40nld2 for flat falls and big baits...... What do you use your 40nld2 for?
  71. Pjstevko

    1st Try @ Smoking tuna bellies

    I love sashimi and had a plate full when I got home... I used an offset charcoal smoker
  72. Pjstevko

    Trip cancellation 3/18

    As this pandemic continues I'm sure more boats will start shutting down as well
  73. Pjstevko

    1st Try @ Smoking tuna bellies

    Today I tried my hand at smoking my first tuna bellies. I threw together a quick marinade, let the bellies soak for 2 hours, pulled the bellies, let them air dry for 3 hours while I prepped the smoker and once it reached/held 180 threw the bellies on for a nice 3 hour long smoke. It turned out...
  74. Pjstevko

    Pacific Queen March 13th-15th

    The 12 was great and never thought I would need the 16 unless you need the line capacity. For fish over 150 I'd say the 16 would be better
  75. Pjstevko

    Pacific Queen March 13th-15th

    The long battle on the big fish was mostly due to my inexperience with fighting bft as this was only my 3rd ever trip fishing out of San Diego. I'm sure my fighting technique was incorrect but I believe my big mistake was not putting the reel into low gear sooner. The fish only ever charged the...
  76. Pjstevko

    Pacific Queen March 13th-15th

    I used Gamakatsu ringed live bait hooks but I fish them like circle hooks just don't yank back when you're bit..... The captain and crew were adamant about using circle hooks but all I use are live bait and obviously they work just as well. I like the live bait hooks better because it makes...
  77. Pjstevko

    Pacific Queen March 13th-15th

    They never threw more than a couple sardines per throw after the initial couple full scoopps. It was just a steady chum of a few fish every 30 seconds..... Hope that helps
  78. Pjstevko

    Pacific Queen March 13th-15th

    I used ringed 1/0 and 2/0
  79. Pjstevko

    Pacific Queen March 13th-15th

    I left the home around 8:30 and headed south to Bob Sands Tackle shop for fresh topshots and a new Okuma pch 7'4" xxh rail rod to use for flat falls and big baits. After my quick stop I continued south to Oceanside to meet a friend for a late lunch of chicken wings and tacos. I arrived at the...
  80. Pjstevko

    Bluefin on the Pacific Queen - Quick Report

    I'm really hoping we can find the BFT this weekend
  81. Pjstevko

    Roll Call..... Pacific Queen March 13th-15th

    Just wondering who else is going to be on this trip with me.....Hopefully we can duplicate their results from last weekend.... Pj
  82. Pjstevko

    PQ meals

    I haven't had a drink in over 11 years so the only beer I'll pay for are the ones I offer to others......
  83. Pjstevko

    Biggest fish on a Penn Jigmaster 500/501

    This thread is great as I always bring a hot rodded 500/501 with me!
  84. Pjstevko

    PQ meals

    I really appreciate all the intel..... I'll be bringing plenty of cash to cover all costs including a little extra in case I need to repay a take a hook and hand off..... I usually like to bring a tub of Redvines to share but decided to do individually wrapped treats instead....
  85. Pjstevko

    PQ meals

    Thank you for this info. It'll help me determine how much $ to bring along
  86. Pjstevko

    Bluefin on the Pacific Queen - Quick Report

    I just booked a trip for this weekend so I'm hoping the bite continues!
  87. Pjstevko

    PQ meals

    The crew will be well taken care of, no need to worry about that!
  88. Pjstevko

    PQ meals

    Thanks for the replies so far.. I'm just trying to figure out how much money to bring along.... Seeing as how I don't drink alcohol I'm figuring food, snacks and drinks should cost me $80-100......does this seem reasonable? Can I bring my own food/snacks?
  89. Pjstevko

    PQ meals

    I just booked a 1.5 day trip on the Pacific Queen and meals were not included in the price of the trip. I'm curious about how the meals are billed.... Do you pay per day or meal? What do the meals generally cost? What about beverages? It's my first time on the PQ so any other advice on...
  90. Pjstevko

    Roll Call... NLA March 13th-15th

    I took the refund and booked the PQ for the same weekend (this weekend)
  91. Pjstevko

    Roll Call... NLA March 13th-15th

    Trip got canceled....
  92. Pjstevko

    Lucky Craft 110 Alternatives?

    Long Beach Fishing Supply has a 110 clone that gets great reviews....
  93. Pjstevko

    New Lo-An info request

    Trip canceled due to weather 😞 but was able to book a different boat for the same weekend 🤔
  94. Pjstevko

    Pacific Queen posts 30 BFT today and still fishing

    Thanks for the location.... Would that location require passports?
  95. Pjstevko

    Pacific Queen posts 30 BFT today and still fishing

    I saw that video but am curious if they are near SCI....
  96. Pjstevko

    single hooks for snipers

    Owner hyperwire split rings size 8 are a great replacement to use with the Owner in-line singles!
  97. Pjstevko

    Pacific Queen posts 30 BFT today and still fishing

    Which boat and dates? I've got a 2 day trip on the New Lo-An next weekend
  98. Pjstevko

    single hooks for snipers

    Owner in-line singles 4/0 or 6/0
  99. Pjstevko

    Long Beach BOB SANDS BLOW OUT RACK DISCOUNTS TO 50%. CURRENT MODEL RODS AND BLANKS THAT MAY CHANGE THROUGH OUT THE DAY.

    Jamie will you guys be running any deals at the shop this week after the show?
  100. Pjstevko

    WTB Stradic 5000 FJ

    I have a brand new Stradic 4000XG if you're interested
  101. Pjstevko

    New Lo-An info request

    Thanks for all the info.... I'm really excited to get on board Friday! Are bunks assigned at check in or pick once on board?
  102. Pjstevko

    Roll Call... NLA March 13th-15th

    Just wondering who else is on this trip with me? I'm stoked for the opportunity to catch my first yellowtail.... Pj
  103. Pjstevko

    SOLD Okuma Metaloid 5Nii- Excellent Reel

    You interested in a trade for a brand new Shimano Stradic 4000 spinner?
  104. Pjstevko

    For Sale Okuma metaloid 12 $150 accurate $130 (no clamp screws)

    What brand and color braid? Willing to ship?
  105. Pjstevko

    Favorite brand flouro?

    I went with 180 lb Seaguar Blue Label to make my leaders....
  106. Pjstevko

    New Lo-An info request

    What's the tackle storage like?
  107. Pjstevko

    For Sale Lot of stuff needs to go

    Please let me know if you decide to separate the lot. I if you do decide I'd like a price on the TLD 10
  108. Pjstevko

    For Sale Lot of stuff needs to go

    I'm interested in the TLD 10... Can you tell me what your asking?
  109. Pjstevko

    What topshot for a size 12 two speed?

    So I'm figuring this reel can handle 30-50 flouro depending on the rod is on
  110. Pjstevko

    What topshot for a size 12 two speed?

    So with a 40# top shot would it be a mistake to drop down to 30# flouro if needed?
  111. Pjstevko

    What topshot for a size 12 two speed?

    It's a Shimano speedmaster 12ii and it can go on either a okuma pch custom 801H or 801XH
  112. Pjstevko

    What topshot for a size 12 two speed?

    Is a size 12 two speed more of a 30#, 40# or 50# reel?
  113. Pjstevko

    SOLD Shimano TLD 5, 10, 15

    I'll offer you $45 shipped due to the fact I'll have to send it out for service to figure out why it is sticking....
  114. Pjstevko

    San Diego Yellows, 2/27

    This is making me stoked for my mid March trip to SCI! Maybe I'll finally catch my first yellowtail
  115. Pjstevko

    SOLD Shimano TLD 5, 10, 15

    Interested in the 5.....willing to ship?
  116. Pjstevko

    Condor 3 day Memorial Day weekend

    I'll swing by and say hi on my way to my March 13th 2 day.....maybe you can spool up my 6/0 with some 130lb Maxcautro
  117. Pjstevko

    Condor 3 day Memorial Day weekend

    What shop do you work at?
  118. Pjstevko

    Favorite brand flouro?

    Thanks for the reply
  119. Pjstevko

    New Lo-An info request

    March 13th - 15th
  120. Pjstevko

    Favorite brand flouro?

    I'm thinking seaguar blue label.... But am looking for suggestions
  121. Pjstevko

    New Lo-An info request

    Good advice so far... Keep it coming
  122. Pjstevko

    New Lo-An info request

    I've got a 2 day trip coming up and would like some info on the New Lo-An.....Do they clean fish on the boat? What's the bunk layout? Do I need to bring bedding? What personal comfort items do you bring when fishing this boat? Thanks Pj
  123. Pjstevko

    Favorite brand flouro?

    I need some heavy (180/200#) flouro to make flat fall leaders and am wondering which is the preferred brand for tuna? Let me know which brand you use and why?
  124. Pjstevko

    Travel Rods...

    I know Black Hole has a couple 2 piece rods you could look at....
  125. Pjstevko

    Signs of bluefin

    March 13th - 15th
  126. Pjstevko

    Signs of bluefin

    I'm going on an early March trip aboard the NLA and we're scheduled to fish Cortez Bank and San Clemente Island so I'm guessing we'll be targeting bluefin!
  127. Pjstevko

    favorite boat for 2-3 day trips out of San Diego

    Pacific Queen if their not all booked up already
  128. Pjstevko

    2 piece rod blanks that don’t suck

    Black Hole rods has several models that are 2 piece
  129. Pjstevko

    Need rod advice

    Okuma pch custom rods!
  130. Pjstevko

    Need rod advice

    50 or 65# braid and check out the Okuma PCH Custom line of rods
  131. Pjstevko

    Spinner Conundrum

    Check out the Shimano Saragosa line of spinners. Place one on a Black Hole spinning rod and you'll be good to go !
  132. Pjstevko

    Most used size tuna hook?

    Gamakatsu live bait ringed..... I fish them like a circle but technically they are a j hook... I consider them a hybrid
  133. Pjstevko

    Most used size tuna hook?

    Turners Outdoors has Gamakatsu hooks on sale for 20% off so I bought multiple packs of ringed live bait books sized #4 - 4/0....
  134. Pjstevko

    Advice for Rod/Reel combo for Boca Grande fish

    Check out the Penn Fathom series of reels (both star and level drag) and look at the Okuma PCH Custom line of rods
  135. Pjstevko

    Most used size tuna hook?

    This is basically my plan..... I'm going to buy a big assortment in all sizes but from the same brand so I'm covered....
  136. Pjstevko

    Line recommendation for Shimano Speedmaster 12ii and 16ii two speeds

    That's great to hear. I guess I'll skip getting a 16 and put that $$ towards other gear
  137. Pjstevko

    Line recommendation for Shimano Speedmaster 12ii and 16ii two speeds

    Glad to hear that you liked them and they performed well. Do you think the 12 can handle fish up to 100# or should I get a 16 for fish that size?
  138. Pjstevko

    Most used size tuna hook?

    Thanks for all the advice so far..... Keep the recommendations coming!
  139. Pjstevko

    Most used size tuna hook?

    Which size Gamakatsu ringed live bait hook?
  140. Pjstevko

    Most used size tuna hook?

    The problem with waiting until right before the trip is the landing is usually sold out of the right/recommended sizes.....
  141. Pjstevko

    Most used size tuna hook?

    What size tuna hook did you use most this year? It's seems most reports stated small hooks then mentioned size 2/0.... I'm starting to gather gear for next summer.... Pj
  142. Pjstevko

    More Carp

    Awesome fish! We've got big carp in the rivers up here but I have no idea how to catch them..... I can't seem to get them to hit my trout flies :D
  143. Pjstevko

    Line recommendation for Shimano Speedmaster 12ii and 16ii two speeds

    Lots of different opinions so far but I'll look into all of them.... Keep the recommendations coming!
  144. Pjstevko

    Initial Long Range Setups

    Check out the Okuma PCH rods, best bang for your buck rod available right now. Spinning reels look at shimano saragosa size 10,000 and up
  145. Pjstevko

    Must have terminal gear for Colonet

    Good to know! I guess I won't need to buy any jigs then :-)
  146. Pjstevko

    Line recommendation for Shimano Speedmaster 12ii and 16ii two speeds

    Would a 30/40# flouro on the 12 and 50/60# on the 16 be appropriate?
  147. Pjstevko

    Must have terminal gear for Colonet

    I'm thinking about doing one of these trips as well... Will yellowtail hit flat falls?
  148. Pjstevko

    1.5 Day Baja Coast Boat Recommendations

    I'm looking at doing a trip like this as well. I'm trying to decide between a Pacific Queen 1.5 day at Colonet in late February or a NLA 2 day Cortez Bank / San Clemente Island trip in early March with limited loads and food included...... Which trip would be better for catching yellowtail?
  149. Pjstevko

    Line recommendation for Shimano Speedmaster 12ii and 16ii two speeds

    What topshots would you run on those set-up?
  150. Pjstevko

    Line recommendation for Shimano Speedmaster 12ii and 16ii two speeds

    What # braid do you have backing your 12 and 16 size two speed reels? What # top shots to do fish on them?
  151. Pjstevko

    For Sale Penn and shimano

    I'm interested..... What model Penn is it? Are you willing to ship?
  152. Pjstevko

    Fish Art

    Amadeo Bachar FTW!
  153. Pjstevko

    Rod for Penn Fathom 30LD2

    Okuma PCH-C-801H
  154. Pjstevko

    What do you prefer to fish in winter?

    Not trying to threadjack but.... if i want to catch my first yellowtail this winter which sport boat do you recommend and which month????
  155. Pjstevko

    OKUMA PCH RAIL RODS

    Check out this thread from a true master fisherman.... https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/a-shout-out-for-the-pch-rod.733402/#post-4999255 And this wasn't even close to their rail rod series....
  156. Pjstevko

    a shout out for the pch rod.......

    Nice fish Alan! I love my PCH rods
  157. Pjstevko

    For Sale Price Reduced Again. Accurate Tern 400

    Would you be interested in a trade for the Speedmaster? I have a brand new in box, unused, never mounted Shimano Stradic 4000 spinning reel
  158. Pjstevko

    Asking for recommendations for rod purchase for beginners

    Check out the Okuma PCH Custom line of rods! They come in all sizes and line weights. I have 2 8' rods I use for fly lining baits and I love them, they are high quality for a great price!
  159. Pjstevko

    For Sale Penn 6/0 and Sabre lemon glass rod setup $75

    If I was closer I'd be all over that rod..... GLWS
  160. Pjstevko

    WTB Shimano Speedmaster II 12

    Long Beach Fishing Supply
  161. Pjstevko

    20-30# bait stick...

    Okuma PCH-C-801H or PCH-C-801MH
  162. Pjstevko

    What rod to pair with Shimano Speedmaster?

    Okuma PCH-C-801H or PCH-C-801XH
  163. Pjstevko

    WTB Tiburon slotted reel clamp nut

    So i called Kens Custom Reels in Oceanside. Kens told me to call Tiburon and order the hardware kit for the TC-30 clamp with 1/4-20 posts and it would fit.... I called Tiburon and they said he'd found 2 clamp nuts in storage for my late 80's clamp. I told Tib that Kens said to order the newer...
  164. Pjstevko

    WTB Tiburon slotted reel clamp nut

    Thanks I'll give them a call
  165. Pjstevko

    WTB Tiburon slotted reel clamp nut

    WTB/ISO I'm in need of a couple Tiburon slotted reel clamp nuts for this reel clamp.... I think the clamp is from the 80/90's... I called Tiburon and they said they'd have to check some storage areas but I shouldn't get my hopes up.... If you have any please let me know how much you want for...
  166. Pjstevko

    Uses for a hot rodded Tib/Accuplate/Penn 6/0?

    Nice looking reel!!!!!
  167. Pjstevko

    Uses for a hot rodded Tib/Accuplate/Penn 6/0?

    It seems the consensus is 130-150# braid and whatever topshot I need...... Next question..... Which rod?
  168. Pjstevko

    Uses for a hot rodded Tib/Accuplate/Penn 6/0?

    I'm thinking of spooling with 100# braid with a 60/80 topshot.....
  169. Pjstevko

    Uses for a hot rodded Tib/Accuplate/Penn 6/0?

    What would you guys recommend I spool this bad boy with????
  170. Pjstevko

    Uses for a hot rodded Tib/Accuplate/Penn 6/0?

    I scored this Tiburon frame /Accuplate plate Penn 114 6/0 from Facebook Marketplace for $125 shipped to me sight unseen... I sent it to a friend for teardown, inspection and upgrades. The upgraded parts include SS 10 tooth gear sleeve & SS dog, new steel main gear, & Bry's 7+1 drag upgrade. He...
  171. Pjstevko

    New Shimano Speedmaster II LD 2-Speed

    I picked one of these up before my recent 2.5 day and it was a pleasure to use. It casted well and had good freespool. I didn't get anything large on it so no real test of the drag....Definitely worth the $249!
  172. Pjstevko

    Speed snap, tactical angler snap, welded ring and etc for iron

    I love my TA clips....I've used them for all kinds of fish from snapper, tuna, tarpon, grouper, sailfish and even trout! They come in several different sizes but the ones i use most on the West Coast are the 75, 125, 175 #...For yt on the iron I'd go with the 75# size, tuna poppers I'd got 125/175#
  173. Pjstevko

    2.5 day returned this morning

    I was on this trip too and it turned into a great trip! Scott and Rob it was pleasure fishing with you guys! Total fish count was 115 yft, 97 bft, 1 dorado and 1 mako.... I ended up with 7 fish total.... 3 yft, 3 bft, and the only dorado! I'll post up my pics tomorrow
  174. Pjstevko

    Yellowfin smoking question

    What temp do you smoke the tuna at?
  175. Pjstevko

    Roll Call.... Top Gun 80 August 11-14th

    A little over 24 hours to go.....
  176. Pjstevko

    SOLD Rainshadow RCLB79MH Spinning rod

    TTT........ for a trade.... I'll take a Penn Fathom 40nld2 loaded with braid
  177. Pjstevko

    Roll Call.... Top Gun 80 August 11-14th

    I spent an hour today upgrading the split rings to Owner Hyperwire and treble hooks to VMC 4X on these coltsnipers in preparation for the trip. Here's hoping preparation equals success!
  178. Pjstevko

    Slow to Zero on Tuna

    I hope it picks back up soon too because I leave for my trip in just over a week!
  179. Pjstevko

    SOLD Rainshadow RCLB79MH Spinning rod

    Bump.... I'd consider a trade for a Penn Fathom 40nld2 loaded with braid
  180. Pjstevko

    Roll Call.... Top Gun 80 August 11-14th

    Just need to figure out what brand, model and size trebles to upgrade with????????
  181. Pjstevko

    Roll Call.... Top Gun 80 August 11-14th

    Yup I bought all they south of Fresno!
  182. Pjstevko

    SOLD Rainshadow RCLB79MH Spinning rod

    Thanks for the offer but I'll pass on that for now..... I might do a trade for a Penn Fathom 40nld2 loaded with braid....
  183. Pjstevko

    Roll Call.... Top Gun 80 August 11-14th

    STOCKED UP! My local Turner's fishing manager told me that they weren't selling enough Coltsnipers and that they shipped all them to other stores...... But he found a box that hadn't shipped yet so I bought all they had! I know they are hot sellers at all the tackle shops along the coast but...
  184. Pjstevko

    SOLD Rainshadow RCLB79MH Spinning rod

    7'9" custom made Rainshadow RCLB79MH Spinning rod. This rod is perfect for offshore tuna, mahi, wahoo and yellowtail. Quality ALPS reel seat and double footed guides. It is hand wrapped in a yellowtail/mahi color scheme with a custom marbled underlay. It's been on 2 boat rides but never caught...
  185. Pjstevko

    Which tuna hooks for fly lining bait?

    With the small bait size out of SD right now which size hook is being recommended right now?
  186. Pjstevko

    Top Gun 80 trip tips and bunk info request?

    The trips two weeks away and I'm getting stoked! Any recommendations on personal items I should bring that might be helpful?? Water bottle? Bedding?
  187. Pjstevko

    Roll Call.... Top Gun 80 August 11-14th

    I'm stoked the trip is only 2 weeks away! I'm starting to make piles of gear in the garage. Tomorrow I'm going to my local Turner's to pick up a few more smaller Coltsnipers and small hooks! Pj
  188. Pjstevko

    Top Gun 80 captain/crew question?

    Wow............It sounds like it's better to just add the extra $ to my tip at the end of the trip
  189. Pjstevko

    Top Gun 80 captain/crew question?

    I just know they bust their buts and thought it might be a nice way to say thanks.....
  190. Pjstevko

    Top Gun 80 captain/crew question?

    Anyone know what brand coffee, energy drinks and snacks the TG80 crew and captain like???????? I got a multi day trip in a few weeks and I'd like to bring the captain and crew a bag of caffeine and goodies......
  191. Pjstevko

    Spinning Reel 30-40 LB range

    I have BG6500 filled to the top with 80# white Maxcautro braid I'll sell you for $75 plus shipping if you're interested....... Pm me if interested
  192. Pjstevko

    Roll Call.... Top Gun 80 August 11-14th

    Sounds like a great plan to me! Looking forward to meeting you!
  193. Pjstevko

    Roll Call.... Top Gun 80 August 11-14th

    I'm really hoping the yellowtail bite stays wide open because I'm really hoping to catch my first YT!
  194. Pjstevko

    Roll Call.... Top Gun 80 August 11-14th

    Boats full! Just wondering who else is going?????????? This is most likely gonna be my only trip out of San Diego this year so I'm stoked!!!!!!!!
  195. Pjstevko

    My BFT Flat Fall leader system

    I actually measured the leader and it was 59" so just under 5'.....i might shorten it to 3 1/2' just to be sure...... The crimp ends have about 1/8" of leader sticking out the end and the tag end has been flattened out in case of slippage.....
  196. Pjstevko

    My BFT Flat Fall leader system

    Thanks for all the replies! I guess I'll shorten the length to 4ft or 3ft????
  197. Pjstevko

    My BFT Flat Fall leader system

    Any thoughts or suggestions on this set up?
  198. Pjstevko

    WTB Looking for spinning rod

    I have a custom made offshore 7'9" Rainshadow rod for tuna, mahi, yellowtail and wahoo if you're interested..... I'll sell it for $250 and can deliver it to you next month when I'm in town for my trip
  199. Pjstevko

    My BFT Flat Fall leader system

    I have a 2.5 day trip out of San Diego aboard the Top Gun 80 next month and I'm starting to prep my gear. The bluefin tuna are known for hitting flat fall jigs in the evening and early am so I put together a quick change FF leader system. It consists of 5' of 180# Seaguar Blue Label...
  200. Pjstevko

    What's an average SD bait barge sardine weigh?

    Thanks for all the replies, I appreciate all the alternative ideas.... I'll give a few of them a try!
  201. Pjstevko

    What's an average SD bait barge sardine weigh?

    I've got a 2.5 day trip lined up for mid August and want to start practicing how to cast light baits. I'm new to using conventional reels and fishing bait because I've always been more of a artificial lure/jig fisherman using spinning reels. My plan is to take small jig/snipers to simulate...
  202. Pjstevko

    For Sale Fish Thumpers

    Cost???
  203. Pjstevko

    Tuna (live bait) rod recommendation

    Okuma PCH custom rods
  204. Pjstevko

    San Clemente Island Recommendation?

    ^+1. Jump on the PQ or NLA,
  205. Pjstevko

    So, I’m going fishing

    Good luck Steve! You picked a great weekend to get out of the area!
  206. Pjstevko

    Top Gun 80 trip tips and bunk info request?

    Thanks for the info on how the bunks are assigned! I'll be sure to get there extra early
  207. Pjstevko

    Top Gun 80 trip tips and bunk info request?

    All great intel and I appreciate it! Keep the info flowing!!!
  208. Pjstevko

    Top Gun 80 trip tips and bunk info request?

    I just booked a 2.5 day trip on the Top Gun 80 for August 11th-14th and am looking for intel on the boat. Which bunks/staterooms are the largest and quietest? How much tackle storage is there? Can I get away with a standard 4 Plano box bag and a small jig bag? Do they clean fish or is it...
  209. Pjstevko

    For Sale RODS AND REELS FOR SALE BULK LINE AND MORE

    How much for the seaguar 200lb flouro shipped to 93271?
  210. Pjstevko

    For Sale RODS AND REELS FOR SALE BULK LINE AND MORE

    What heavy weight flouro (200# and up do you have and price? How much for the Factroy calstar graphiter 700m?
  211. Pjstevko

    looking for a (spinning)rod for Mak 10K

    ^+1 what he said!
  212. Pjstevko

    What size hooks for Squish jigs?

    I was thinking 5/0 - 6/0 for lingcod/rockfish and 7/0 and up for tuna..... Sound about right?????
  213. Pjstevko

    Rod reel setup recommendations

    What's your target species?
  214. Pjstevko

    What bean bag?

    https://e-searider.com/ Best bags around! And you can order more filler
  215. Pjstevko

    looking for a (spinning)rod for Mak 10K

    I'd go all in and buy a quality rod once especially since your high quality reel deserves a great rod!
  216. Pjstevko

    looking for a (spinning)rod for Mak 10K

    If your budget allows it you should look at the Black Hole brand of rods..... I have a BH Challenger Bank 801H for my 10,000 Shimano Saragosa
  217. Pjstevko

    What size hooks for Squish jigs?

    I bought some cheap generic squish jigs from a tackle store that's going out of business but they need hooks.... What size assist hooks should I put on these jigs
  218. Pjstevko

    Live bait tuna (small/med size) rod for upgraded Penn Senator 4/0

    Thanks for the reply..... The Teramar will only be used for jigs because I'm going to buy another PCH-C-801H to fish bait with super hot rodded extra narrow Jigmaster 501!
  219. Pjstevko

    YT, YFT, BFT trip schedule/timing.... Which month is best?

    I'm thinking about a 1.5 day trip in mid August for yt, yft and mahi and then maybe a 2.5 - 3.5 day trip in late fall for bft!
  220. Pjstevko

    Live bait tuna (small/med size) rod for upgraded Penn Senator 4/0

    My local Turner's Outdoors had its grand opening sale today so I went down to pick up a few things, most importantly a new food for my hot rodded 4/0.......I got a rod for bait.. Okuma PCH-C-801XH for $159 out the door And a new spinner to throw coltsnipers and megabaits Shimano Teramar...
  221. Pjstevko

    For Sale Daiwa proteus spinning rod!

    Did you sell this already?
  222. Pjstevko

    Looking for a Rod Builder (Fresno)

    Try contacting Adams Khanh at Khanhcustoms out of San Jose 408-520-8889
  223. Pjstevko

    July Trip Suggestions

    San Diego and hop on the Pacific Queen, San Diego, Tomahawk and catch yft, yt and bft! Fl Keys and rent a boat to catch mahi, snapper or grouper. Snorkel or scuba to catch lobster FL Everglades and catch snook, redfish and tarpon
  224. Pjstevko

    For Sale St Croix Mojo Jig spinning rod $110

    I have a 5'8" St Croix Mojo Jig spinning rod for sale. It's only been used on 3 one day trips jigging for lingcod/rockfish. The only blemish is on the reel seat and its just chipped paint. It's been kept in a stick jacket when not in use and is in excellent condition. Specs: MJJS58XHMF 80-200#...
  225. Pjstevko

    For Sale Daiwa proteus spinning rod!

    I'm interested but I'd need it shipped...
  226. Pjstevko

    YT, YFT, BFT trip schedule/timing.... Which month is best?

    Are yellowtail still around in August? The PQ is the boat I want to try most followed by the San Diego!
  227. Pjstevko

    YT, YFT, BFT trip schedule/timing.... Which month is best?

    I'm asking more about 1.5 - 3.5 day trips budget up to $1000 ..... My last trip was a 3.5 day trip in October and it became a big bft trip ..... If really like a trip that targets YT, yft and smaller bft...
  228. Pjstevko

    YT, YFT, BFT trip schedule/timing.... Which month is best?

    I went on a short multi day trip last fall and it was mostly a BFT trip ..... This year I'd like to add some variety to my catch list (and freezer) so I'm trying to figure out which month offers the best variety. I'm still new to fishing SD so I need your help. I don't mind smaller sized fish...
  229. Pjstevko

    SOLD ******

    Let me know if you decide to separate the rods and are willing to ship....
  230. Pjstevko

    Live bait tuna (small/med size) rod for upgraded Penn Senator 4/0

    So which line rating would you recommend.... MH 15-30/40 or H 20-50
  231. Pjstevko

    For Sale Calstar, Terez, Diawa, TLD20

    I'm interested in the Daiwa Proteus.. ... Would you be willing to ship?
  232. Pjstevko

    Live bait tuna (small/med size) rod for upgraded Penn Senator 4/0

    I'm having trouble figuring out what size I should be looking for.... I've gotten suggestions ranging from 6'6" all the way through 8'..... I'm thinking a 7'6" XH 30-60# would be a good compromise..... Am I on the right track?
  233. Pjstevko

    SOLD Reduced.. Black Hole 54B Cape Cod Special conventional 250g Jigging Rod $275

    While taking pics I did find boat rash on the back of the three of the guides. It doesn't affect the guides at all and it is purely cosmetic but it is there.
  234. Pjstevko

    SOLD Reduced.. Black Hole 54B Cape Cod Special conventional 250g Jigging Rod $275

    I'm selling my barely used Black Hole 54B Cape Cod Special conventional 250g line rating 30-60# Jigging Rod purchased Oct 31st, 2018.....it's been on 2 fishing trips and is in new shape. There's a tiny bit of boat rash on the back of the three of the guides, it's purely cosmetic. It's been kept...
  235. Pjstevko

    Live bait tuna (small/med size) rod for upgraded Penn Senator 4/0

    Thanks for the suggestions, keep'm coming!! I'd like the rod to possibly do double duty as a yo-yo rod as well....
  236. Pjstevko

    Live bait tuna (small/med size) rod for upgraded Penn Senator 4/0

    I need suggestions for a live bait rod for small to medium tuna... The reel is a upgraded Penn 113HL 4/0 Senator which I won from a guy who used to use it for albacore. It has a Tiburon T4N1 extra narrow frame with a Tiburon handle. The reel is setup with 65 lb. braid backing, then a long...
  237. Pjstevko

    Which tuna hooks for fly lining bait?

    I saw your post which is why I bought the Owners and I got the matching hyperwire split rings to go with them .. ... I think I got a lot of bases covered with what I bought .... I agree once a hook is used if expendable no sense in cheaping out on a big trip offshore
  238. Pjstevko

    Which tuna hooks for fly lining bait?

    My semi local Turners was having a sale on Gamakatsu hooks so I picked up a few different sizes. I hate trying to buy hooks at the landing right before a trip.... Here's what I got, what do you guys think?
  239. Pjstevko

    Which tuna hooks for fly lining bait?

    I'm starting to get gear together for a short multi day trip in late summer early fall and need help with bait hooks..... Generally I prefer to use lures/jigs etc but if I'm gonna travel all that way and spend decent $$ than I don't want to hinder my chance at success but limiting myself to...
  240. Pjstevko

    Good rod to pair with a Penn Fathom 25N?

    I'm hoping to get one of these reels so I'll be following this thread....
  241. Pjstevko

    Penn Fathom 25 or 30 two speed?

    I appreciate both of your replies..... Now the reel question is..... What rod to pair with it?
  242. Pjstevko

    Penn Fathom 25 or 30 two speed?

    I'm putting together my Christmas wish list and figured I'd ask for a new reel, why not right? Help me decide between a Fathom 25 or 30 two speed??? Uses will be bait fishing and yo-yo/flat fall jigging for rockfish, lingcod tuna and yellowtail......Most likely get spooled with 65# braid...
  243. Pjstevko

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

    https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/channel-lock-long-nose-pliers-and-cutters.699027/
  244. Pjstevko

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

    That potty scooter needs a tool sheath for his braid cutters!!!!!
  245. Pjstevko

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

    Hell hath no fury like Lady Karma scorned!!!!! When I read his other post yesterday it got me thinking how glad I was no one like him was on the boat when I took my first tuna trip a month or so ago....
  246. Pjstevko

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

    :fighting0061:couldn't find the popcorn emoji so this will have to do....
  247. Pjstevko

    For Sale Channel lock long nose, duckbills pliers and cutters

    You should start putting a small wire loop on the end of one of the tools for a hook knot tightening feature...
  248. Pjstevko

    For Sale Channel lock long nose, duckbills pliers and cutters

    Whats the cord coated with? Just curious in case I need to reapply to my set...
  249. Pjstevko

    Catalina rockfishing lures

    Caivo pit boss 3D
  250. Pjstevko

    For Sale Channel lock long nose, duckbills pliers and cutters

    Received my 2nd set today and they're gonna be a great gift for a friend! Thanks again for great product...
  251. Pjstevko

    For Sale Channel lock long nose, duckbills pliers and cutters

    Glad to see someone else wanting the fire orange camo color too! That was a special request color from me .. .
  252. Pjstevko

    Wrapping handles on pliers

    Can you provide the link to those sheaths?
  253. Pjstevko

    For Sale Channel lock long nose, duckbills pliers and cutters

    I'm really liking that fire orange camo color!!!! Can't wait to get my set!!!!
  254. Pjstevko

    SOLD Penn 40NLD2 w/ 80lb spectra

    I'll buy it for $225 shipped if you're willing ......
  255. Pjstevko

    Roll Call: Tomahawk Oct 5-8th...Who's going???

    Here's my official report....... Short version: I caught 6-8 skippies and the 1 yellowfin (20-25#).....(I did better than some who only land skipjack all trip!) Extended version........Fishing was ok on the first day with tons of action on the skippies. Late in the afternoon we found a school of...
  256. Pjstevko

    For Sale Channel lock long nose, duckbills pliers and cutters

    Anything still available besides pink? I'd like a set with sheath please?
  257. Pjstevko

    Roll Call: Tomahawk Oct 5-8th...Who's going???

    Just got to the landing and tried to check in at the back desk and they said we check in ON the boat .....that's not how they did it last month when I was here.... Very strange.. ..
  258. Pjstevko

    Roll Call: Tomahawk Oct 5-8th...Who's going???

    I'm on the road loaded down and south bound! C u all at the landing....
  259. Pjstevko

    Roll Call: Tomahawk Oct 5-8th...Who's going???

    I'm hoping to have a few quality catches for someone to chop up for me!!!! Depending on how long it takes them to process I'm hoping to have them process my catch as well...The only issue is I have a 6-8 hour drive after the trip and I can't get home too late because I have to be at a prescribed...
  260. Pjstevko

    Roll Call: Tomahawk Oct 5-8th...Who's going???

    I'm just being greedy because this is my first offshore trip in California! I am down for whatever!!
  261. Pjstevko

    Roll Call: Tomahawk Oct 5-8th...Who's going???

    Eric any chance we can target some yellowtailyellowtail as well? Are they even still around? I'm pumped!
  262. Pjstevko

    Roll Call: Tomahawk Oct 5-8th...Who's going???

    I'm hoping we luck into wahooooooo!!!
  263. Pjstevko

    Roll Call: Tomahawk Oct 5-8th...Who's going???

    T-minus 2 days!!!!!! Can't wait to bust some gear on big bft,yft and yt...hell maybe even a wahoo!!!!!
  264. Pjstevko

    Offshore rigged flat falls

    ok everyone's got me all worried now so I'll be replacing all the assist hooks and rigging them directly to some solid rings.... What size Owner Monster assist hooks for 250g flat falls???? What brand and size solid rings?????
  265. Pjstevko

    Offshore rigged flat falls

    My issue with rigging them like that is I don't have the equipment (or knowledge) to weld my own rings... I just did the best I could with what I had but I appreciate all the suggestions...Maybe if I continue to chase big tuna I'll get better equipment.....
  266. Pjstevko

    Offshore rigged flat falls

    Yeah I'm excited to see if the purple demon gets'em fired up! I love the look of it, it just looks fishy!!!!
  267. Pjstevko

    Prowler left dock the returned and canceled 1.5 day Big Bluefin trip WHY?

    I know...but I'm assuming if one boat cancels the others will as well
  268. Pjstevko

    Offshore rigged flat falls

    My gear, unfortunately, would put me into the latter category of the above statement.....but I'm not buying anymore gear.....might rent gear but not sure...
  269. Pjstevko

    Offshore rigged flat falls

    I'm sure the way they are rigged right now they will hold up to school sized up to around 125#..... I'm not over concerned about landing a big girl with these because I don't have the right rod/reel to tackle the truly big fish!!!! Friday can't come fast enough!!!!
  270. Pjstevko

    Prowler left dock the returned and canceled 1.5 day Big Bluefin trip WHY?

    I'm on that rip as well.....the hurricane should remain well south so hopefully we're still a go...
  271. Pjstevko

    SOLD Texas Tackle XLXH split ring pliers and pack of size 11 Owner Hyper wire rings

    i'll take them!!! pm me your email address and i'll paypal you today!!!
  272. Pjstevko

    Offshore rigged flat falls

    Thanks for the tips! It's hard to see but the ends are melted, it's just a bad angle.... I never even thought about putting the assist hooks directly onto the leader loop... I'll have to give it a try!!!
  273. Pjstevko

    Offshore rigged flat falls

    I leave on a 2.5 day offshore trip on Friday out of San Diego aboard the Tomahawk and we'll targeting YFT, BFT and yellowtail. I spent a couple hours today rigging up some flat fall jigs with 250/300# leaders (might even be 300/400#, used to use it to rig spear guns), heavy duty swivels, chaff...
  274. Pjstevko

    Tomahawk Chop

    I'm glad you had a good experience and they went the extra mile to ensure that you and everyone had a shot a getting fish..... I'm headed out on that boat on Friday for a 2.5 day trip so I'm expecting the same great service!
  275. Pjstevko

    Roll Call: Tomahawk Oct 5-8th...Who's going???

    One week to go!!!! Hopefully all that tropical activity doesn't screw anything up.... Who else is going on this trip? What gear are you bringing? Got flat falls???
  276. Pjstevko

    SOLD All for 1 price tackle box

    If I was closer I'd be all over this!!!!! GLWS
  277. Pjstevko

    How Many Lures Are Enough?

    i think the 801 is a very versatile rod capable of throwing poppers, surface irons, and snipers very well....I use mine for everything!!!
  278. Pjstevko

    How Many Lures Are Enough?

    Try a Black Hole Challenger Bank 801......you can thank me later!!!
  279. Pjstevko

    Swimming jig does not swim well

    Yeah I order all my lures off his eBay store! These are the only surface irons I've ever used but have heard these need to be fished a little slower than the more popular brands
  280. Pjstevko

    Swimming jig does not swim well

    I realize theres a bunch of "models" but I think the only difference is colorings and finishes... Colors I would buy would be mint, mint/white, blue, blue/white, scrambled egg and red crab...
  281. Pjstevko

    Swimming jig does not swim well

    Just buy Caivo surface irons from Jimmy at Long Beach Fishing supplies...He guaranties they'll swim right or he will replace them!!!!
  282. Pjstevko

    9/13 Overnighter Yellowfin

    This post makes me super stoked for my 2.5 day trip in early October... .I hope the yellowfin stick around so I can break in my new popping setup!
  283. Pjstevko

    Roll Call: Tomahawk Oct 5-8th...Who's going???

    Having lived in Florida for 15 years I've caught a bunch of different offshore species but since moving to CA I've been obsessed with catching yellowtail and bluefin!
  284. Pjstevko

    Roll Call: Tomahawk Oct 5-8th...Who's going???

    It's my first SoCal offshore trip too! I'm hoping to cross a few local species off my catch list....
  285. Pjstevko

    Roll Call: Tomahawk Oct 5-8th...Who's going???

    I'm just glad my boss was willing to give me more days off since my first trip was canceled.....i worked 42 days straight to get those days off for the first trip and wasn't sure I was gonna get anymore days off with the fire season we're having..... Thank God I have something it to look...
  286. Pjstevko

    Roll Call: Tomahawk Oct 5-8th...Who's going???

    I'm booked on this trip and was wondering who else is going as well???????
  287. Pjstevko

    mono as leader for bft???

    What should I use as a chafe guard?
  288. Pjstevko

    For Sale 1-5-day fishing gear for sale

    Did I get the tuna jigs?
  289. Pjstevko

    Yellowtail colered wraps??

    I had my rod builder do the same thing yellowtail colors and this is what he came up with....
  290. Pjstevko

    For Sale 1-5-day fishing gear for sale

    if you're willing to ship i'll take the tuna jigs!
  291. Pjstevko

    mono as leader for bft???

    thanks for the intel...that's about how long I was thinking
  292. Pjstevko

    mono as leader for bft???

    How long should the leaders be????
  293. Pjstevko

    mono as leader for bft???

    Can heavy duty (200# or greater) mono be used as leader material on flat falls for BFT or is flouro that much better???? I have super heavy duty mono left over from rigging spearguns and was wondering if it could be used to rig flat falls PJ
  294. Pjstevko

    First 1.5 day trip on Tomahawk...any advice, suggestions, or tips

    Good minds think alike! I'll bring the Redvines again and see you in a few weeks
  295. Pjstevko

    First 1.5 day trip on Tomahawk...any advice, suggestions, or tips

    Seeing as how it will be my first SD offshore trip just make sure I don't do anything stupid and become labeled "that guy"!!! C u guys in a few weeks!
  296. Pjstevko

    First 1.5 day trip on Tomahawk...any advice, suggestions, or tips

    As a former boat owner I know sh!t happens....I wasn't mad at all...if fact I still bought a boat shirt.....Some other jack wagon asked for his gas money back and he only drive 1 hour each way...I spent 15 hours total!!!! See you guys on the Oct 5-8th 2.5 day trip!!!!
  297. Pjstevko

    Stuff I've learned

    Isn't that what the top deck is for....its the smoking section right? I love a good cigar but try to stay respectful of others....
  298. Pjstevko

    Stuff I've learned

    Gotcha! Thanks for educating me.. .. Might need to find a small travel chair
  299. Pjstevko

    Stuff I've learned

    What's the folding chair for? Isn't there seating inside.... (not trying to be a d!ck just never been on a long range trip before)
  300. Pjstevko

    Suggestions for a Boat doing 2 Day Trip for Big Blues

    Tomahawk out of Seaforth Landing has a couple 2.75 trips coming up targeting big tuna...... https://tomahawk.fishingreservations.net/sales/
  301. Pjstevko

    Stuff I've learned

    Always remember........that boats break down on occasion and it's not the captains/mates fault so if that happens to you (like it did to me on the way out of the harbor on my first 1.5 day) don't get pissy with anyone.....
  302. Pjstevko

    San Diego popper/jig sizes and leader????

    I agree 1000% I'd much rather fish lures/jigs than mess around with bait....I hate using bait....
  303. Pjstevko

    San Diego popper/jig sizes and leader????

    Yeah I don't want to keep any skippies so i'll gladly throw poppers all day!
  304. Pjstevko

    First 1.5 day trip on Tomahawk...any advice, suggestions, or tips

    So heres my fishing report from this trip.........Boat broke down, no fishing, returned to the landing a few hours after departure.....full refund! I already have a make up trip scheduled (on the Tomahawk) and added an extra day so now my first SD offshore adventure will be a 2.5 day in the...
  305. Pjstevko

    San Diego popper/jig sizes and leader????

    I just ordered that exact popper a day before you posted....Thx!
  306. Pjstevko

    SOLD Custom 7'9" RCLB79MH w/Alps Dual Trigger reel seat

    Someone better jump on this deal! Todd does great work and with all the custom marbling, thread work and quality components this rod would cost double the asking price.....
  307. Pjstevko

    SOLD Custom 8 Rainshadow RCJB96H $285

    Todd made me a custom rod and the craftsmanship is amazing! This is a steal of a deal for a custom rod of this quality.....
  308. Pjstevko

    First 1.5 day trip on Tomahawk...any advice, suggestions, or tips

    I truly appreciate all of your help and can't wait to have a shot (no guarantees right :)) at some bft and yt! I'll be headed south in a few hours!
  309. Pjstevko

    First 1.5 day trip on Tomahawk...any advice, suggestions, or tips

    Any last minute tips on what to pack? What's the local weather been like offshore? Besides fishing I gear packed a light weight sleeping bag w/ small pillow, shower stuff, drink cup, chargers, cash, earplugs and a big ole tub of Redvines to share with everyone...... What am I missing???? ...
  310. Pjstevko

    First 1.5 day trip on Tomahawk...any advice, suggestions, or tips

    I got them from Amazon....Where I live you can't buy saltwater locally so most of my stuff is bought online or when I make trips to the coast...
  311. Pjstevko

    First 1.5 day trip on Tomahawk...any advice, suggestions, or tips

    I thought I read somewhere that green braid is not allowed on the sport fishing boats...... Can anyone confirm this for me? I've got a reel with brand new green 65# braid I want toto to on my upcoming trip...
  312. Pjstevko

    First 1.5 day trip on Tomahawk...any advice, suggestions, or tips

    Can't wait to try casting these out into a couple of big fish boils!
  313. Pjstevko

    First 1.5 day trip on Tomahawk...any advice, suggestions, or tips

    I have absolutely no agenda as I'm just happy to have a few days off during this busy fire season so whatever happens is great by me.....
  314. Pjstevko

    First 1.5 day trip on Tomahawk...any advice, suggestions, or tips

    What i heard was they take a poll on the boat and see what the majority of customers want to do.....I'm hoping we target footballs, yellowtail and dorados....I'm not set up to target large/cows...
  315. Pjstevko

    First 1.5 day trip on Tomahawk...any advice, suggestions, or tips

    Don't do drugs, drink or smoke but that's ^^^ some funny sh!t right there!!!! Maybe i'll pack a few cigars.....
  316. Pjstevko

    1.5 Day Wrap-up Report - Killed 'em

    Wow! Now I really can't wait!!!!! Looks like i'll get to cross both bft and yellowtail off my life list!!!!!!
  317. Pjstevko

    First 1.5 day trip on Tomahawk...any advice, suggestions, or tips

    Thought I might need one for night/early morning fishing....I've never done this before so I'm gonna ask a bunch of dumb questions because I have no idea how this all works..... great idea, thanks!
  318. Pjstevko

    First 1.5 day trip on Tomahawk...any advice, suggestions, or tips

    Thanks for the heads up on the stairs!!! What's the protocol with using headlamps onboard????
  319. Pjstevko

    First 1.5 day trip on Tomahawk...any advice, suggestions, or tips

    Awesome news!!! I really want to catch my first one!!!!
  320. Pjstevko

    First 1.5 day trip on Tomahawk...any advice, suggestions, or tips

    Will do...I'm excited to break in a few new rods and reels...Can't wait to watch a tuna blow up on some poppers!!!!! Are they still catching yellowtail?????
  321. Pjstevko

    1.5 day trip advice....Tomahawk or Chief?????

    Yeah that's how I kinda feel about them....when I lived elsewhere no one ever eat them, we just used them for crab/lobster bait or cut bait.... maybe i'll keep one if I catch any
  322. Pjstevko

    1.5 day trip advice....Tomahawk or Chief?????

    It looks like they have been catching a lot of skipjack tuna.....Do people actually eat them????
  323. Pjstevko

    First 1.5 day trip on Tomahawk...any advice, suggestions, or tips

    How many mates work the deck on these 1.5 day trips? I'd like to tip each of them on the start of the trip because it is my first overnight/offshore trip and I might need extra help with a few things..... Is it acceptable to bring a tub of Redvines to share with the whole boat? How are meals...
  324. Pjstevko

    First 1.5 day trip on Tomahawk...any advice, suggestions, or tips

    How does throwing poppers of the bow work? I'm sure there's a process to keep it organized but could someone explain it to me.....
  325. Pjstevko

    First 1.5 day trip on Tomahawk...any advice, suggestions, or tips

    Thanks for the suggestions so far....Keep the info rolling in.....
  326. Pjstevko

    First 1.5 day trip on Tomahawk...any advice, suggestions, or tips

    I'm finally heading down to SD for a 1.5 day offshore trip and was hoping I could get some info on the trip as a whole....I've never done an overnight on a sportboat so any advice would be great.... Personal gear recommendations (non fishing gear)..... How much cash should I bring to cover...
  327. Pjstevko

    San Diego popper/jig sizes and leader????

    I might be headed out on a 1.5 day trip in a week and need some current local info on the popper scene out of SD right now..... Poppers: What size/color poppers have been producing? What # test leader is recommended? Will 4x strength trebles hold up ok or switch to 6/0 VMC singles? Jigs: What...
  328. Pjstevko

    1.5 day trip advice....Tomahawk or Chief?????

    Thanks for all the responses.... Looks like I picked the better boat!
  329. Pjstevko

    1.5 day trip advice....Tomahawk or Chief?????

    Would it dumb to fish only artificial lures and jigs?
  330. Pjstevko

    1.5 day trip advice....Tomahawk or Chief?????

    Here are the set ups I'm planning on bringing.... Surface iron : 8ft spinner with Spheros 8000 with 50# braid Popper: 8ft spinner with Saragosa 10000 with 65# braid Flat Fall/jigs: 7ft rod with hot rodded Penn 501 with 50# braid I figure I can throw coltsnipers with either spinning set...
  331. Pjstevko

    1.5 day trip advice....Tomahawk or Chief?????

    I'm not 100% I'll get the days off but I went ahead and reserved my spot on the Tomahawk..... Free parking and soda sold me on the deal....... Now to figure out what gear to bring......Standby for a sh!t ton of more questions.....
  332. Pjstevko

    1.5 day trip advice....Tomahawk or Chief?????

    I need some local advice on which boat to pick for the end of the holiday weekend Sept 2-4th...... I really would like to catch some yellowtail, small/medium sized tuna and dorado..... Tomahawk: 28 people max with 6 open slots as of now Chief: 35 max with 28 open slots Which boat would you...
  333. Pjstevko

    SOLD Combo (2013 model)

    Are you interested in selling just the reel?
  334. Pjstevko

    Fish count websites

    I'm starting to plan my first multi day trip for yellowtail and small bluefin and want to start monitoring the fish counts..... Are there any websites that consolidate the fish counts from all the different landings into one place or do I have to look at each landings website individually...
  335. Pjstevko

    Morro Bay on the Endeavor

    Glad you had a good time and got your rockfish limit plus $ back. I booked one of those trips and the same thing happened, no cape San Martin but I didn't get any $ back so consider that a huge bonus
  336. Pjstevko

    Fishing the 12 hour Endeavor trip out of Morro Bay

    It's about a 3-4 hour ride depending on weather before you start to fish. No bunks but plenty of spots to sit down and catch a few zzzzz's. Your set ups and gear look perfect for the trip. Add a few flat falls and you'll have everything covered.... Brad is a great captain and will put you on...
  337. Pjstevko

    To the Tranx guys with the Long rods

    He has a b&m tackle store in Long Beach...... Not sure if he does orders over the phone or not but you could always call and ask........
  338. Pjstevko

    To the Tranx guys with the Long rods

    You should check out Caivo surface irons. They are guaranteed to swim correctly or Jimmy will replace them. https://www.ebay.com/usr/lbfishingsupplies?_trksid=p2053788.m1543.l2754
  339. Pjstevko

    Virg's Landing vs Morro Bay Landing

    ^ This Boat! It leaves out of Morro Bay Landing and Brad is a great skipper. If you're gonna make the drive to fish up this way then look at https://www.morrobaylanding.com/ and go on a 12 hour Cape San Martin trip! The crew is great and they make killer breakfast burritos and good burgers for...
  340. Pjstevko

    Cedros Sportfishing - 6 days

    Earplugs! Gold Bond body powder/baby wipes
  341. Pjstevko

    Split ring and Varmac upgrades..

    What size are those vmc's?
  342. Pjstevko

    Rigging poppers?

    So my VMC Inline hooks arrived and the 7/0 are huge and are getting returned. The 6/0 hooks might work for the bigger 3 poppers but the smaller popper is gonna need 4/0 or 5/0 so I'll order those sizes next and see how they size up..... Where the best place to buy those XL Texas Tackle Split...
  343. Pjstevko

    Rigging poppers?

    I actually found a store that carries the Owner hyperwire split rings and got to check out a few different sizes in person.... I decide on size 8' s since the other sizes seemed a little too big...... Hopefully the 8's will work well on the poppers pictured above
  344. Pjstevko

    Rigging poppers?

    I'm gonna pick up some VMC Inline Singles sizes 6/0 & 7/0......... What size Owner hyperwire split rings should I paid with the above hooks?
  345. Pjstevko

    Marathon Key in July

    ^ THIS!!!!!!! I lived in the Keys for 8 years and this operation WILL put you on the fish!!!!
  346. Pjstevko

    Help me catch my first yellowtail....questions....

    Lots of great intel on this thread and I'll be sure to reread in the fall before I go on my trip..... Just to keep the conversation going..... What is the first color surface iron you throw for yellows?????
  347. Pjstevko

    Help me catch my first yellowtail....questions....

    Thanks for the info and recommendations! I went all in on spinning gear as that's what I'm used to using plus I want to catch fish not spend my time picking out birds nests!!! I got yo yo and surface irons plus a few poppers so I'm hoping I'm good to go for any fish that shows up... Thanks...
  348. Pjstevko

    Rigging poppers?

    Spinning reel all the way!
  349. Pjstevko

    Rigging poppers?

    What size are those inline VMCs?
  350. Pjstevko

    Rigging poppers?

    What size and brand single hooks should I put on these poppers? The stock hooks are rated as 4x, but I want to change them out for singles due to safety reasons. ...
  351. Pjstevko

    Rigging poppers?

    I'll be making the leaders around 2-3ft so the braid to leader knot is outside the rod tip and its short enough to be safe to cast from the bow.... I'll be picking up some 80# leader material
  352. Pjstevko

    Rigging poppers?

    That's great to hear since I love using the TA clips and I have them in all sizes.... I guess the only questions left are: What brand/size swivel to use? What size leaders should I carry? 60-100# ok?
  353. Pjstevko

    Rigging poppers?

    I bought a few poppers I want to try out on a trip this fall but need help rigging them.... What # leader should I use? How long should the leader be? Do I need to crimp them on? Thanks Pj
  354. Pjstevko

    Is the Saragosa 10000 body the same as the 8000?

    I couldn't find it on their site....link?
  355. Pjstevko

    Is the Saragosa 10000 body the same as the 8000?

    That's exactly what I needed to hear! Once I get a few trips and tuna under my belt maybe I'll upgrade the reel to something better but for now the Saragosa will have to do....
  356. Pjstevko

    Is the Saragosa 10000 body the same as the 8000?

    I've got the right rod, Black Hole Challenger Bank S-801H, so I not worried about that! I just want a reel that will handle the average sized local tuna.....
  357. Pjstevko

    Is the Saragosa 10000 body the same as the 8000?

    So now that we're totally confused with the drag capabilities.... What are your thoughts on this setup (8000 body with 10000 spool full of 65/80# braid) for local tuna up to 75#???
  358. Pjstevko

    Is the Saragosa 10000 body the same as the 8000?

    That's an interesting find on the published numbers and schematics Gary!!!! Thanks for digging into that for us.... But lets be realistic....The real world practical application of the stated drags is way less then the published numbers...And I know this but was curious about how changing...
  359. Pjstevko

    Is the Saragosa 10000 body the same as the 8000?

    So if I put a 10000 spool on the 8000 body the drag output will be the 33#????
  360. Pjstevko

    Is the Saragosa 10000 body the same as the 8000?

    Will it increase the drag since the 10000 spool has top mounted drag washers as well? What are your thoughts on this setup for local tuna up to 75#??? Thanks PJ
  361. Pjstevko

    Is the Saragosa 10000 body the same as the 8000?

    What's the difference between the Saragosa 8000 and 10000 bodies? Will a 10000 spool fit on the 8000 body? Thanks Pj
  362. Pjstevko

    4/25/18 1/2 day on the Patriot

    Thanks for taking the time to reply.... Having never fished surface irons before I was just curious as to the technique... I always assumed since it's called a surface iron I figured it was retrieved on the surface but like I said I've never fished an iron before......
  363. Pjstevko

    4/25/18 1/2 day on the Patriot

    When you were on the bow with your irons were you letting them sink first before you started your retrieve?
  364. Pjstevko

    Favorite color surface iron for yellows

    Here's what I ended up with from my first shopping trip for irons
  365. Pjstevko

    OCT Jigs?

    I'm going to be picking up a bunch of the Caivo surface irons tomorrow from Bob Sands! I've heard great things and can't wait to try them out in the fall
  366. Pjstevko

    For Sale Moving Out of State

    Where are you located? Pm sent
  367. Pjstevko

    WTB Saragosa, Slammer 3, Saltist Spinning Reel

    I might be interested.... How much you want for it?
  368. Pjstevko

    Favorite color surface iron for yellows

    I know this is an old thread but with newer companies now producing surface irons how about we update this thread..... Plus I'm looking to pick up my first set of surface irons so tell me.... What's your favorite color iron?
  369. Pjstevko

    Best beginning LR trip?

    Not to threadjack but your quote is spot on.....Just like the OP, I'm currently planning my first 1.5 day trip but am already thinking of upping it to a 3-5 day trip for later in the fall. Being a wildland firefighter my issue is trying to take time off before November is not really an option...
  370. Pjstevko

    For Sale Shimano,Calstar and Rainshadow Rods

    Sorry gonna be a little too far away from were I'll be visiting next week...GLWS
  371. Pjstevko

    Sub $100 surf rod suggestions?

    check out the Tsunami Brand rods...they have several model that will work for you
  372. Pjstevko

    1st Overnighter

    I've been sleeping on boats my entire life so I'm not worried about that part..... Just need info on gear and what not......
  373. Pjstevko

    1st Overnighter

    I'm keeping an eye on this thread as I'm going on my first 1.5 day in the fall..... Keep the info coming
  374. Pjstevko

    TRADE TADYS, BUTTERFLYS, OWNER HOOKS

    How much for the surface irons and butterfly jigs?
  375. Pjstevko

    For Sale Rods and reels fresh and salt plus surface iron

    What shape are the irons in? Do they need new hooks?
  376. Pjstevko

    SOLD The Southern California Angler by Brandon Hayward

    I'd like to buy one as well so if you have an extra one please let me know...It would have to be shipped to 93271.... Thanks Pj
  377. Pjstevko

    Diawa BG6500 vs Shimano Saragosa 10,000

    I figure the BH CB s-801h will cover anything i'll encounter on my 1.5-3 days trips and if either reel explodes then i'll invest in a higher quality spinning reel..... Since you've been so helpful can I ask another question..... What lures do you recommend for yellowtail and tuna (yft & bft) ?
  378. Pjstevko

    Diawa BG6500 vs Shimano Saragosa 10,000

    That's exactly wanted to hear!!!! Now I can spend the extra $$$ on the Black Hole 801H and irons/jigs/poppers.....
  379. Pjstevko

    Diawa BG6500 vs Shimano Saragosa 10,000

    I'm trying to decide if I NEED to buy a Saragosa 10,000 (already own the BG and a Spheros 8000PG) for a 1.5-3 day yellowtail/tuna trip I want to take in the fall. The max drag for each reel is 33# which I hear should be more than adequate. The remaining specs are close: BG6500: weight 29.5oz...
  380. Pjstevko

    Help me catch my first yellowtail....questions....

    The deal on the Avet fell through but I have a hot rodded 501 loaded with 50# braid and quality spinners loaded with 50 and 65# braid already.....I have jigging rods for flat fall and yo-yos jigs but I need a longer 8ft rod for irons and stick baits......
  381. Pjstevko

    Help me catch my first yellowtail....questions....

    I appreciate all the advice and am currently researching trips/boat to check out in the fall. I'm thinking about a 1.5-3 day to target not only yellowtail but see if I can't catch my first small yft/bft as well.... I'm gonna stick to using my spinning reels to ensure more shots at longer casts...
  382. Pjstevko

    Hi Jamie, My name is PJ and I was hoping you could answer a couple quick questions for me...

    Hi Jamie, My name is PJ and I was hoping you could answer a couple quick questions for me.... How much does a Black Hole Challenger Bank S-801H cost? I'll be in the area towards the end of the month and was hoping I could pick your brain about a good surface iron/stickbait rod.... Thanks for...
  383. Pjstevko

    How come no one uses 2 piece rods on the west coast?

    Sure does! What length are the popping rods?
  384. Pjstevko

    How come no one uses 2 piece rods on the west coast?

    Wow...I can't believe all the negativity towards 2 piece rods....... I'm not trying to stir the "pot" I was just curious why they haven't "caught" on over on this coast....
  385. Pjstevko

    How come no one uses 2 piece rods on the west coast?

    Glad I could provide some humor!
  386. Pjstevko

    How come no one uses 2 piece rods on the west coast?

    I'm just curious as to why no one fishes with 2 piece jig sticks over here on the west coast? It seems like modern day 2 piece rods are capable of handling yellowtail and smaller tunas but yet no one fishes them.... Help me understand why.... PJ
  387. Pjstevko

    Need Advise.......... Which rod size?

    Heres my thread about spinning rods: https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/spinning-rod-suggestion-for-surface-irons-stickbaits.681887/#post-4550003 Here's what I was told when I asked about spinning rods for surface irons and poppers.... 8ft sticks Okuma PCH Phenix 808/809
  388. Pjstevko

    Spinning rod suggestion for surface irons/stickbaits....

    I'm really hoping to catch my first yellowtail this season and need suggestions on a new spinning rod for throwing surface irons/stickbaits.... (and occasionally live bait?) I was gonna get a whole new set up (Komodo reel and new rod) but some of my funds became limited so I'm going to use my...
  389. Pjstevko

    Help me catch my first yellowtail....questions....

    Would an Okuma Komodo 471 for $215 delivered be a good price?
  390. Pjstevko

    Help me catch my first yellowtail....questions....

    Would a Avet SX 5.0:1 be able to handle yellowtail and small tunas?
  391. Pjstevko

    Help me catch my first yellowtail....questions....

    I'm a wildland firefighter so time off during the summer months is non-existent which is why I'm trying to plan in advance for the trip. Several members mentioned that fall is a good time for YT as well so that's when I'm gonna shoot for as far as the trip goes. Plus it will give me ample time...
  392. Pjstevko

    Help me catch my first yellowtail....questions....

    I'm getting the itch to cross yellowtail off my "catch life list" so I'm in the beginning stages of developing my game plan but I have a few questions to increase my odds of catching..... What is the best time of year to target yellowtail? And where? What is a good (not over $200) baitcaster...
  393. Pjstevko

    Who's fishing opening day out of Morro Bay?

    The jig head is 10oz and the swimbait is 9 inches long with a rattle in the tail! I think that's gonna be what I use on my first drop.... The Madame Creatures are 9 inches well and I'll put them on a big 8-12oz jig head...
  394. Pjstevko

    Who's fishing opening day out of Morro Bay?

    the countdown is on......I can't wait to try a few new swimbaits!
  395. Pjstevko

    Who's fishing opening day out of Morro Bay?

    That's a great bunch of fish you put together! Anytime I go on the 12 hour Cape San Martin trip we always get our limits. I can't wait!!!
  396. Pjstevko

    Who's fishing opening day out of Morro Bay?

    Myself and a group of about 12 guys are heading out on a 12 hour Cape San Martin trip on April 1st, we'll be fishing on the Endeavor out of Morro Bay Landing. Who else is fishing lingcod/rockfish opener out of Morro Bay and which boat? See you guys at the Rock! PJ