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  1. Timmo

    Passport required

    We are good. No passport required. Too windy. Thx all.
  2. Timmo

    Passport required

    Won't make it on time. Took us 4 hours to get down here. Boat leaves less than 2 hours.
  3. Timmo

    Passport required

    Yeah that's what I am planning to do......when I get home. For now....... Oh man....
  4. Timmo

    Passport required

    Hi all, When a boat asked for passport to fish Mexico and you forget to bring it, would they accept if you ask your family to take the picture and text it to you? Are there any options? Thanks.
  5. Timmo

    Question - how close can you fish to the San Pedro shelf oil rigs?

    They have signs posted on the rig that said something like Keep Away 100 Yards (or was it 300). But yeah, it's posted.
  6. Timmo

    Fish Finder - Additional Transducer to use on a rental lake boat

    Hi all, If I have a FF already setup on my boat, can I get an additional transducer and bring the FF unit to use on a rental lake boat, kind of like making this a portable unit? Thanks.
  7. Timmo

    Looking for 1 maybe 2 for SCI/Tanner trip - 11/07

    Wish it is on weekends. :-) Good luck with trip.
  8. Timmo

    Another Epic Bluefin Year (Preview)

    Suck that I missed the seminar. The upside is I live less than 2 miles from you.. so I can just walk over and beg for the info anytime... Hahahah.
  9. Timmo

    Overnight Charter boat for 10-12 people

    Thank you all.
  10. Timmo

    Overnight Charter boat for 10-12 people

    Please advise of any charter boat for 10-12 guys fishing overnight in San Diego, besides the Pride. Thanks in advance.
  11. Timmo

    Penn Fathom vs. Torque

    No. You can't put it in freespool without first pull/thumb the spool backward a little.
  12. Timmo

    Okumna 7/31 overnight....

    Hah, I was the last to book and didn't even notice it was Okuma sponsored. As long as Tucker is driving, I am in.
  13. Timmo

    Fortune Fishing

    Does Bruce still drive the boat? All my recent trips have been Bob. Bruce is more out and about fishing freshwater these days, I think.
  14. Timmo

    Rest in Pieces.... Commander

    No, the judge already bought the 10 days package deal. Heheh.
  15. Timmo

    Rest in Pieces.... Commander

    Like you, I personally don't have the time nor want to do a background check of every crew member on the boat that I am on. But if the background check is right in front of me, and I still blindly dive in, I would be dumb as fuck. But that's just me. Good nite gents.
  16. Timmo

    Shimano Tranx HG for Yo-Yo Iron?

    Sorry to bring back an old topic, but I have a friend that said HG is for surface and PG is for yoyo. Isn't it true that if we wind too fast, surface won't swim well, but with yoyo we need to wind like crazy, hence the HG would be more suited for this (yoyo) application? Thx.
  17. Timmo

    Big Tuna 2 piece Spinning Rod Question

    I had the exact same problem a few years ago. I had a friend helped me twisting one end while I hold the other, with no success. Then when he went home, I kept going at it and it worked. Let me first ask you this. You have been trying with or without the reel on? On mine, the reel was off. I...
  18. Timmo

    New Talica II..?

    Yeah, saw that. But 20% off of $629 is still a lot more than $400. Thanks though.
  19. Timmo

    New Talica II..?

    TAC20ii or 25ii for $400? Wow.
  20. Timmo

    Best Forecast App?

    I also use iwindsurf.
  21. Timmo

    Ethics In Fish Count Reporting

    Oh shit. I have 51 more skunk trips to go. I gotta get one more in. Damn it. For the 12th times, I swear this will be my last this season.
  22. Timmo

    Imagine casting this to yellowtail.

    Awwe man.....only 1 lure per order? I need at least a dozen. :p
  23. Timmo

    Fujinon Techno-Stabi 14x40 LIKE NEW PRICE DROP

    Hi....some box have different color than yours. Do you know what the difference is? Thx.
  24. Timmo

    Arm and hand cramps

    I used to get leg cramps everytime I hit the bunk. Then I took potassium supplements, ate banana....still no help. Then I noticed if I drink water, I don't get it. So I deliberately wait until I get it, then drink water... and it goes away after a short while and don't come back.. I think, for...
  25. Timmo

    Gloves & Thumb Protectors for Casting?

    I got this based on some guy's recommendation here (thank you). It works great for casting conventional reel...
  26. Timmo

    I hate Bluefin

    9-0 here. Or was it 10-0? I hate them most. :p:
  27. Timmo

    Thumb Guard / Protector

    Thx.
  28. Timmo

    Thumb Guard / Protector

    Would this works to save your thumb against braid lines when casting (thumbing the spool)? Thx.
  29. Timmo

    BFT 8/3

    Nice!!!
  30. Timmo

    for all you naysayers about TM ducers

    Wow. He bought the boat with an old unit installed. He swapped it out with the Elite 7 and installed the transducer at the exact same spot. What is that +2 gain you mentioned about? Heck, I am going to tell him to give me the darn manual to read. :-) Thanks.
  31. Timmo

    for all you naysayers about TM ducers

    Hi, What settings do you use to be able to see the bottom like that at 'high' speed? My friend's unit is the Elite 7 CHIRP, I think, and 'blanks' out at speed above 10ish. Thanks.
  32. Timmo

    19 ft. Center Console with 115 E-Tec Power

    What! You are selling already Simon? And you have not even take me out fishing.....hehehe GLWS!
  33. Timmo

    Best option for San Diego offshore in early August

    If you have a spot for the weekend, please let me know. Thank.
  34. Timmo

    Best option for San Diego offshore in early August

    The problem is most 4-pack 6-pack are fully booked. If you guys know of any available, please do tell.
  35. Timmo

    Boat Ho - 07/02, 07/3

    Looking to fish this Sat or Sunday. Anyone need a ho, please let me know. Will pay/do the usual duties. Thanks!
  36. Timmo

    6-22-16 TUNA, EVERYWHERE!

    Sure it's not the female version? Hahahah.
  37. Timmo

    Looking for some ho's 6/22

    Hi. I am interested. Please let me know and I will submit a 'sick' request from work, lol. 714.363.2369. Thanks.
  38. Timmo

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

    Awesome job Billy!!! I am 1 more than you now. 0-4. Not counting a private boat trip. But that's ok since there was a guy here that got it on his 6th trip. :) We will keep trying.... Good luck next time!
  39. Timmo

    Limited Load Offshore Charter 6/18 SAN DIEGO PASSENGERS NEEDED

    I would be all over this if not for booked trip.
  40. Timmo

    bring your heavy gear, BFT at 302

    I hope I didn't miss it, but was it caught on the popper.... or live bait? Thanks.
  41. Timmo

    Bluefin popping with spinning gear

    I am on the 06/17 trip. :-)
  42. Timmo

    Bluefin popping with spinning gear

    Looking forward to meet him...
  43. Timmo

    Bluefin popping with spinning gear

    Hope you are on the Tribute! :-)
  44. Timmo

    6-10 Friday on Old Glory chasing bft

    I was out 3 weekends, back to back, on 1.5 days. Zero fish on all 3 boats. It is what it is. Btw, planning to look for a spot on a 6-pack. Maybe better chance. If anyone knows of 1, please let me know. Just not this Fri, 06/17. Already booked the Tribute 1.5 day. Thanks.
  45. Timmo

    bring your heavy gear, BFT at 302

    We saw maybe a couple of boats out there. Drove around the area for a few hours for nothing.
  46. Timmo

    Popping gear for Tuna

    Thanks!
  47. Timmo

    Popping gear for Tuna

    Hi Bantam, Do you recommend tying the fluoro straight to the lure or go thru a swivel and split ring? Thanks.
  48. Timmo

    Drowning Death Fishing Off Catalina Today

    My condolences.
  49. Timmo

    Knot Pullers for Spectra and Hooks - $20 - $30 (Models A and C Available)

    I will take a pair of C when you have it. Thanks.
  50. Timmo

    Diawa Saltiga LD60 Reviews, Applications etc..?

    My $299 reel is a 2-speed. What a deal!
  51. Timmo

    Diawa Saltiga LD60 Reviews, Applications etc..?

    Either trolling on my friend's boat or a mini long range trip. Too big for anything else.
  52. Timmo

    Diawa Saltiga LD60 Reviews, Applications etc..?

    I got lucky and bought this reel a few months back, on sale from Turner's Outdoor for $299. What was even better was that one guy in front of me bought the reel and had it spooled with braids and some mono topshot. Then he disappeared while the store clerk was spooling the reel. So they asked me...
  53. Timmo

    Help a dad help his daughter.......

    Done. GL.
  54. Timmo

    SHIMANO TRANX500HG UPGRADED SPOOL

    Hi Kent. What's the difference with the upgrades spool and stock spool? Thanks.
  55. Timmo

    Fred Hall Show--entry discount coupons?

    That's it. I am going to join the Army now.
  56. Timmo

    Talica 16II

    I checked the preset and all. :-) Thanks.
  57. Timmo

    Talica 16II

    Pretty expensive reel.....and not that reliable? I did tighten the drag before I lightly sprayed with water. Then wiped down and released the drag.
  58. Timmo

    Talica 16II

    I have a Tac 16 2-speed that I bought new about 2 years ago and not used very often. I took it out from storage prior to my trip on 01/01/16 only to find that the reel also spins backward even in gear. I remember rinsing off the reel after my last use (no issue then) and gave the reel a quick...
  59. Timmo

    Best Reel for Black Hole CCS 150g

    I was just reading your post on another website about 'review of JM PE4 II reel'. :-)
  60. Timmo

    Best Reel for Black Hole CCS 150g

    Thx. I didn't know PP had a higher ABS than stated. From my experience, it seems like 40# breaks at 30#, lol.
  61. Timmo

    Best Reel for Black Hole CCS 150g

    Hi Danny/Jim. Quick question pls. In your post you mentioned the 40# PP broke on the Torque 12. Your 40# was tied to 60# leader so it would break first wouldn't it? I don't use hollow so maybe I am missing something. Thx.
  62. Timmo

    Best Reel for Black Hole CCS 150g

    Thank you John.
  63. Timmo

    Best Reel for Black Hole CCS 150g

    Wow! Very nice!!!
  64. Timmo

    Best Reel for Black Hole CCS 150g

    Makes sense. Thanks. Did you own one? If you did, how did you spool your reel? Thanks!
  65. Timmo

    Best Reel for Black Hole CCS 150g

    Hi John. It looks like there is a difference of about $65 between the HG and PG (more expensive) on Amazon (for the Ocea Jigger 2000NR). Any idea why? What did you spool yours with by the way?
  66. Timmo

    Best Reel for Black Hole CCS 150g

    I was looking online at some "Jigging Master Power Spell PE PE6 Reel" (for the BH 150g) and saw the price range from $366 to $700+. Wonder why such big difference. Google the red text and it will come up.
  67. Timmo

    Spot opened for Sunday out of Dana Point

    If things don't work out, I can also make it. :-) 714-363-2369
  68. Timmo

    14 mile bank killer kelp 10/6

    Lol...you beat me by 3 min.
  69. Timmo

    14 mile bank killer kelp 10/6

    Common guys. ...give them a break. They could have towed that from home. Set up and wait. .. no need to go looking. .. LOL
  70. Timmo

    Catalina Yellowfin on the Popper - 8/29

    Way to go, as usual. I took my son, who visited me from Az, on his first fishing trip. We started at the long Temp Break area (taken from Fishdope) on the East backside of Catalina. I thought there would be tons of boats out there (on Sat) but surprisingly saw none (at 7ish am). Made our way...
  71. Timmo

    Bigger yellowfin 30th Aug 2015

    I thought Simon was talking about you too, lol.
  72. Timmo

    A little good news...

    I second this Chuck. :-)
  73. Timmo

    Tuna Fishing with Shimano Flatfall Jig- video+pics

    At least you got bit. All my flatfalls are still virgins.
  74. Timmo

    Elite-7 CHIRP with 50/200 455/800 Navionics Gold Card

    Did your buddy, the one with the Elite-7 model, get a different transducer or the one that came with it? I heard a 'better' transducer will boost the overall performance. Not sure what that 'better' transducer is. Thanks for replying.
  75. Timmo

    Elite-7 CHIRP with 50/200 455/800 Navionics Gold Card

    Hi, I am helping a friend to buy a FF, and looking at the above unit. I saw a couple of threads here that mentioned briefly about it. If anyone is using this, please provide feedback as to whether you like or dislike, ease of use or too complicated, etc. Thank you in advance for any help.
  76. Timmo

    Shimano Telica 12 vs Okuma Makaira 15 sea ll

    Just wish they come in anything but gold color.
  77. Timmo

    What a day...;)

    You mean the pix in post #2? :-)
  78. Timmo

    Bluefin Tuna HeartBreak II (Video)

    Thanks for the video expecially the first part showing working birds. I forwarded to my friends saying these are the birds you guys want to look for. Not the kind that stays in the middle of 2 fingers as they seem to see that a lot with the way they drive the boat. :-)
  79. Timmo

    Videos and pictures of BFT the last 5 days & 168# fish dead

    Wow!! Could write more, but busy picking up my dropped jaw right now.
  80. Timmo

    Guess The Weight-Win a Okuma Metaloid

    68.8 lbs
  81. Timmo

    Caption Contest-Shimano Teremar Rod and PowerPro Hollow Ace Spool

    Please use PowerPro Hollow Ace for a more accurate cast!
  82. Timmo

    Custom Fishing Leather Work by Needle Crook (Jed)

    x2 And thanks Jed for the quick shipping.
  83. Timmo

    Custom Fishing Leather Work by Needle Crook (Jed)

    Ordered and received. Very nice. The spike pocket is perfect with my new tuna spike, a very nice gift from a gentleman here on BD. Thanks again Dave!
  84. Timmo

    Is this a scam or a good deal?

    When you call they will give you some kind of excuse (like they are working as a casino dealer on a cruise ship and they are on the water right now) so they can't show you the boat/car/whatever in person, and can't talk to you on phone, but the product is wrapped/packaged at some shipyard...
  85. Timmo

    Shimano is Hiring - Reel Technician - Temporary Position

    Any accountant position? :-) Thanks.
  86. Timmo

    Bait Barge Tipping

    I think tipping should either be cash or something that last, like cigarettes. Can you imagine bringing a hot burger or burrito, or a dozen donuts, and the 10 guys in front of you doing the same.... lol.
  87. Timmo

    Bluefin

    It's gotta be 405...... prolly South.
  88. Timmo

    Past experiences on Thunderbird / Oside 95 / ultra?

    I think the Toronado out of Pierpoint does.
  89. Timmo

    Coast Guard rescues man off sportboat

    "Yeah that was yesterday. Curious why they keep the boat moving while the pick-up is taking place." I just thought maybe they saw boiling yellowtails, hahahah. Hope everyone is ok.
  90. Timmo

    Past experiences on Thunderbird / Oside 95 / ultra?

    A small problem with the T-Bird is it has no RSW.
  91. Timmo

    Super Sardine Jig

    How to best fish this jig? Thanks.
  92. Timmo

    Rpt.-Wed. 03-18-15 Tail Limits before 9am.

    Thanks for the reads. You must have been very tired because in the pics it looks like you were getting smaller and smaller after each successive catch. Oh wait......or was it the fish were getting bigger and bigger.... :-)
  93. Timmo

    Long beach yellows?

    Common guys..... Follow the leaders!
  94. Timmo

    Past experiences on Thunderbird / Oside 95 / ultra?

    If you head out on the T-Bird, try to leave early as you sometimes can find free parking space in the nearby residential area. The public parking by the pier can be pretty steep ($30 for my 1.5 day trip.) And good luck!
  95. Timmo

    Best Reel for Black Hole CCS 150g

    Thank you Jamie, and all others, for replying. I am going to try to test most of the reels suggested, and see which feels best. Some I have some from friends. All your advices are greatly appreciated.
  96. Timmo

    Best Reel for Black Hole CCS 150g

    Thanks!!
  97. Timmo

    Best Reel for Black Hole CCS 150g

    Thanks Alex! I am good, and you? Yeah, bummer I couldn't make the trip. Next year. But I am sure I will bump into you sometimes this Summer, hahah. I am reading up on slow-jigging style (at some Japanese Anglers Secrets website) and I think I will like it better than the fast jigging. Gonna...
  98. Timmo

    Best Reel for Black Hole CCS 150g

    Hi John, You wrote the above article back in 2013 (how-to-add-an-antireverse-bearing-to-your-accurate-boss-fury.) Do you know if they have one that is already included, now? I am not a technical person, and that process looks very complicated. :-) Thanks.
  99. Timmo

    Best Reel for Black Hole CCS 150g

    Thanks!!
  100. Timmo

    Best Reel for Black Hole CCS 150g

    I searched BD and saw it was mentioned here that the 250g rod would be perfect with the Torque 25N. So would the same reel be too big for the 150g rod? Thanks.
  101. Timmo

    Best Reel for Black Hole CCS 150g

    None of which I have, lol. Actually I have the Torque 12 which probably is a little small? I am wondering if the Tranx or Talica 10ii would work. Thanks.
  102. Timmo

    Best Reel for Black Hole CCS 150g

    Hi, Just grabbed myself the Cape Cod Special conventional 150g rod at the FHS. I would like to try speed jigging. Besides the JM reels, what other reels (non-jigging dedicated) do you guys think I could match with the rod? Thanks.
  103. Timmo

    Penn Fathom vs. Torque

    Yes, the clicker on the Fathom is indented. If you run your finger across the sideplate, you won't hit the clicker. On the Torque it is protruded... bumped up. Are you booked on the Toronado for this Fri? See you then if yes.
  104. Timmo

    Flat fall jigs

    Pelagic...Outfitters? Free shipping if over $150? I don't see the 10% off, maybe sales ended? Thanks.
  105. Timmo

    Flat fall jigs

    Tried them on my last 2 trips at Cortes Bank. Caught only rockfish with them. Can't wait for March 1st. :)
  106. Timmo

    Penn Fathom vs. Torque

    I also never had a problem with my Fathom 25N. I forgot to even look, lol. Tomorrow. Back to sleep. :-)
  107. Timmo

    Penn Fathom vs. Torque

    Bobby - Hahaha, I hear you. I was on the Thunderbird both times after that trip with you. Which boat are you planning to go? I would love to go on the Tribute and try kite fishing, but they only run south during the weekend.
  108. Timmo

    Penn Fathom vs. Torque

    All were on long soaks. That's why the light line is necessary. Yeah, a little annoying.
  109. Timmo

    Penn Fathom vs. Torque

    I used 30# braids backing to 20# fluoro (Blue Label.) And the cheap Mustad hook size 1 (bait were kind of small.) Most of my fish were caught on butt-hooked sardines. These seem to work for me. My very first trip I had 50# braids and 60# braids to 20# fluoro and not a single bite. Hope that...
  110. Timmo

    Penn Fathom vs. Torque

    Love my new Torque 12B (5 bluefins in 2 trips.) The only issue is the clicker keep getting turned on accidentally while fighting a fish.
  111. Timmo

    Hi Chuck. Thanks for the invite on this year Memorial Day trip. Unfortunately I will be away...

    Hi Chuck. Thanks for the invite on this year Memorial Day trip. Unfortunately I will be away with family. But please keep me in your future trips, as I had lots of fun fishing with you and the guys! My email is '[email protected]' for future use. Again, thanks.
  112. Timmo

    Flat fall jigs

    How do you fish that for bft? Thanks And what color got bit, if you don't mind?
  113. Timmo

    Colonet 1/25 & 1/26

    Some very nice pics.
  114. Timmo

    Bluefin Tuna on the Cortez Bank-January 17th, 2015

    Just for the record, the OP is almost half a foot taller than me (and I'm 5'7.) So there is no freaken way the guy is 140#, lol. Way to go with your catches Bobby!
  115. Timmo

    Tuefin Blunas are Gay as Fuck in January!!!!! THUNDERBIRD 1.5 report

    Way to go Gabe. The Thunderbird just got remodeled. They still don't have an RSW, do they?
  116. Timmo

    Tranx HG for Yo-Yo Iron?

    Thanks.
  117. Timmo

    Tranx HG for Yo-Yo Iron?

    I read this from a Shimano staff on one of the online websites: "When we first got the reels I had several conversations with the engineers and they stressed that the reel performs best with 80-100 lb pound braid. I had 65 on one for awhile and changed it to 80lb and found the performance was...
  118. Timmo

    Men vs yellowtail vs seal

    Hahah.... nice video.
  119. Timmo

    Thumb Off The Spool!!!

    Thanks everyone!!
  120. Timmo

    RIP Mom.

    Condolences to you and your Family!
  121. Timmo

    Thumb Off The Spool!!!

    There were a few hook ups when I was done. Like I mentioned it was the first drift. My first 'big' fish. :-) Yup, still learning. But back to the original topic, I don't thumb the spool again after I heard the Captain said don't.
  122. Timmo

    Thumb Off The Spool!!!

    Talica 10ii. 65/30 short fluoro top shot. 40# fish (1st Bluefin). Sorry to OP for using your thread. And goodnight gentlemen!
  123. Timmo

    Thumb Off The Spool!!!

    Heheh.... yes, it was a Bluefin. It was the first drift and there were quite a few hook ups.
  124. Timmo

    Thumb Off The Spool!!!

    Mine was on a LD Shimano 2 speed. I think it was toward the latter part of a 30ish minute fight that the co-captain (or night captain) perhaps thinks the fish was tiring and wouldn't break the line if I thumb it? The line (30#) was still running off the reel, and I knew that the reel does not...
  125. Timmo

    Thumb Off The Spool!!!

    I have a feeling he's asking when the lever drag is already set. Because this also happened to me, while I had a bluefin taking drag. The Co-captain said to thumb the spool. The 2 guys next to me said don't. The Co-captain said "I have been fishing for 20+ years...who are you going to listen...
  126. Timmo

    R.I.P. Catalina Harbor Patrol

    Condolences and RIP.
  127. Timmo

    Columbia Gale Warning Bib and Parka / Jacket

    For those that have used these and Shimano Tryfender Insulated Bib and Jacket, how are they comparing in terms of quality? The Shimano is a little more expensive. Thanks.
  128. Timmo

    WARNING FOR BUYERS - DON'T GET SCAMMED!

    Man, too close for comfort.... Lol
  129. Timmo

    What kind of Jacket for fishing

    American Legacy has the Shimano Dryfender for 50% off.
  130. Timmo

    Awesome birthday trip and great deal Oceanside 95

    If anyone is going out there, try using different size sliding sinkers. Almost everyone was long soaking with a half oz weigh. My friend dropped his line in and within 30 seconds got bit. Twice. He was using a 1 oz. This was toward the late afternoon. Hope that helps.
  131. Timmo

    Awesome birthday trip and great deal Oceanside 95

    I believe the live squids you guys got was from the Toronado. We had to get back in on Sat eve. The tunas are, or were, still out there. Bluefins in mid-November. What a season!!
  132. Timmo

    Win a PENN SSV-10500! Contest Ends November 11th

    Sports Chalet
  133. Timmo

    Costa Del Mar Sunglasses - Prescription Lenses

    Thank you all. I guess that IS the average price then. Have to eventually get myself a pair. Wonder if insurance will cover any of it, besides the eye exam. At that cost, I am going to have to superglue it to my head, lol. "Question, are these prices with insurance?" - No, but some (like...
  134. Timmo

    Costa Del Mar Sunglasses - Prescription Lenses

    May I ask how much it costs?
  135. Timmo

    Costa Del Mar Sunglasses - Prescription Lenses

    I need to see things faraway..... Like kelp paddies. :-)
  136. Timmo

    Costa Del Mar Sunglasses - Prescription Lenses

    Yeah, ridiculously expensive. That's the cost of a whole new Talica II setup up. :-)
  137. Timmo

    Costa Del Mar Sunglasses - Prescription Lenses

    Today, I decided to purchase a pair of the Tuna Alley sunglasses by Costa. I thought it's not too expensive since they advertised for a little under $200. Then I called in to ask about prescription lenses, and boy, was I surprised. The same pair with Rx lenses costs an extra $450 or so. I...
  138. Timmo

    Trinidad 12a or 14a?

    Thanks!
  139. Timmo

    Trinidad 12a or 14a?

    Very helpful post for me. Thanks! Btw, which braids, may I ask? More than once my 50# Power Pro broke before my 40# mono, so I am looking to change.
  140. Timmo

    The water is warm,Take only what you need from it, (video)

    Hahahah... I am surprised no one has pushed someone in the water [for fun] yet.
  141. Timmo

    Freedom 8-10-14 (video+pics)

    The funny thing was he yelled at a PB when it approached the paddy. Then later he left to go to another paddy which already had a PB on it. Hmmmmm.... I was on this trip too, with 2 of my friends. We all agreed we would not come back if Tino is running. Oh yeah, one of the passengers was...
  142. Timmo

    Moon Phase

    All I can think is, to make it an even 100? Hahahah.... j/k guys!
  143. Timmo

    BFT in US waters, they're out there

    Hi Alex, Do you tie this by running the main line through the plastic sleeve, then a bead, and a swivel? And tie short fluoro leader to the other end of the swivel?
  144. Timmo

    YFT at the 209

    You don't. It's over 1200' deep.
  145. Timmo

    Pinhead in JP

    Nice fish!!
  146. Timmo

    Sunday Grand Slam

    Got a question. What channel is normally used to communicate? And yes, one should try to find one's own paddy, but just that sometimes it's tough after many hours. Thanks.
  147. Timmo

    Saltiga SALD30-2SPD - Reel handle reverse wind even when in gear

    Yes, but I asked a friend to drop off at Daiwa this morning already, and they just called and said it's ready. It's good to know though. Thanks!! Hahah.....thanks Alex. When is your next trip?
  148. Timmo

    Saltiga SALD30-2SPD - Reel handle reverse wind even when in gear

    This is crazy. I barely used the reel since Daiwa serviced it and today I am loading fresh lines onto this reel to prepare for my Thursday tuna trip, and noticed that even when in Strike, I can freely pull lines off (as if in free spool) as much as 2 feet of lines before it stops/locks. What a...
  149. Timmo

    Best trip so far (mirage)

    I need to cancel my 2 days trip in early August with this boat. What fish could there be left after this....lol.
  150. Timmo

    NEW PENN SQUALL LD 60

    It will be for the party boat trip. I will load it with recommended length of 60# mono topshot. Thanks!!!
  151. Timmo

    NEW PENN SQUALL LD 60

    Hi All, I just bought this (SQL60LD) to use as a trolling gig for my upcoming 2.5 days tuna trip. Do you know if this is doable (yeah, should have asked before purchased, lol)? And I am thinking 80# braids with maybe 100 feet of 50# mono. Would this work? Thanks in advance, and have a great...
  152. Timmo

    Sardine shortage and anchovy questions

    You guys are right! I think I am going to use 20-25# if only anchovies are available.. Anyone going on the OO 2.5 days on 07/10?
  153. Timmo

    Limit Question

    Thanks!! I've always wondered too, although getting even close to limits was never my problem. Some day... :-)
  154. Timmo

    Sardine shortage and anchovy questions

    The problem with using 20-25# test line is when you hook up a nice size tuna you either won't be able to bring it in, and/or be pissed off by the other passengers. Probably both. I have seen it. Unless the whole boat use 20-25#, of course. :-)
  155. Timmo

    Fathom 25N - Gear Lever Needs Force

    Thx
  156. Timmo

    Sardine shortage and anchovy questions

    Collar hooked or nose hooked? LOL
  157. Timmo

    Fathom 25N - Gear Lever Needs Force

    Thanks, I won't. I will exchange and give it a try. I bought this reel to fling anchovies with, so on a related note, I have a friend coming back from a 1.5 day trip on the New Lo-ann. He mentioned that most of the tunas caught (upper 20s, if I heard him correctly) were on jig strikes. When the...
  158. Timmo

    Fathom 25N - Gear Lever Needs Force

    I will try a new one and see if it's the same. Thanks.
  159. Timmo

    Fathom 25N - Gear Lever Needs Force

    Mine does have an issue then. Thank you, and all others, for the help!!! I will exchange tomorrow.
  160. Timmo

    Story Telling

    Ladies and gentlemen, hobos and tramps, Bug-eyed mosquitoes and bowlegged ants! I'm about to tell you a story I've never heard before, So pull up a chair and sit on the floor. Admission is free, so pay at the door. One fine day, in the middle of the night, Two dead boys got up to fight. Back to...
  161. Timmo

    Fathom 25N - Gear Lever Needs Force

    Oh but the only thing I had on the spool was 1,000 ft of spectra and some mono topshot almost to the brim. Then I was flipping the lever back and forth and noticed that. There was no pressure (nor sinker) while in gear. Just the reel in my left palm, and right hand flipping the lever back and...
  162. Timmo

    Fathom 25N - Gear Lever Needs Force

    Wow, that sucks because I bought it from Sport Chalet and they loaded spectra onto the reel. Something like this happens on a brand new reel is very discomforting. So are you saying this is normal? Thanks for the quick replies!!
  163. Timmo

    Fathom 25N - Gear Lever Needs Force

    Hi All - I just picked up the FTH25N and noticed that the lever going from Gear to Free Spool sometimes would slide right over, but sometimes I have to apply force for it to move to Free Spool. It almost feels like it is stuck or something. This is a brand new reel. Is this normal? Thanks!
  164. Timmo

    My Girls Swimming with Dolphins!

    That IS awesome!!!
  165. Timmo

    WSB and a shit load of bats

    I need to take a leak more often now when I fish... with rod in hand..... pun intended. :-) Nice job Simon!
  166. Timmo

    Saltiga SALD30-2SPD - Reel handle reverse wind even when in gear

    Dropped off the reel yesterday morning. Got a call around late afternoon saying it's done (for $25.) Nice! It seems like some kind of ratchet was loose. I think this happened when I was snagged at the bottom and the deckhand locked the drag tight then tried to pull and shake the hook loose...
  167. Timmo

    Fish Dope coupon / promo code?

    Sorry, not sure what you mean. Thanks!!! Lol
  168. Timmo

    Fish Dope coupon / promo code?

    Or just scratch my question, lol. Just read this from Jason's post: "Coupons? We don't do coupons. There are more people involved than just Bloodydecks. Everyone gets their cut. By lowering the price we do nothing but cheapen our product and piss off members that have faith in us enough to pay...
  169. Timmo

    Fish Dope coupon / promo code?

    Anyone has another code? :-)
  170. Timmo

    Eclipse 6/14 - 6/15

    That would be Navionics. Awesome app!!! Oops, already replied. Lol.
  171. Timmo

    Saltiga SALD30-2SPD - Reel handle reverse wind even when in gear

    Oh I see. I will report on my findings.
  172. Timmo

    Saltiga SALD30-2SPD - Reel handle reverse wind even when in gear

    Oh craps. I work in Irvine. Cypress is way too far for lunch hour. Any place else? Hopefully I can find a place that can fix it by Friday. I don't think I will ever by a Saltiga again.
  173. Timmo

    Saltiga SALD30-2SPD - Reel handle reverse wind even when in gear

    Thanks, I will bring to them on Monday.
  174. Timmo

    Saltiga SALD30-2SPD - Reel handle reverse wind even when in gear

    Hi - I have the above reel for about a little over a year. Then it was serviced for free by the Daiwa guys that came to Longfin Tackle in Orange, in the parking lot area, some times last year. Today I was trying to break off a snag from the bottom by tightening the drag and shake my rod...
  175. Timmo

    One tip

    Yes. Here you go: http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/so-cal-scene-callifornia-fishing-bluefin-tuna-techniques-sport-boat/2 My main concern is always if I have enough lines when I do a long soak.
  176. Timmo

    One tip

    Hmmmm.... If I am not mistaken, I think I have read an article from Erik Landesfeind advising against the long soak, with one of the reasons being even if we get hooked up it will be tougher to bring it in.
  177. Timmo

    One tip

    Lol
  178. Timmo

    The business of running a fishing boat.

    Although I have never brought cup-o-noodles aboard a boat to eat, there have been times that me (and my friends) wished that the boats sell them. Imagine on a cold morning, eating something that has hot soup. Or when you are tired. Just easier to swallow sometimes. As a matter of fact, I've even...
  179. Timmo

    Found Abandoned Rig now up For Sale

    Yeah Gabe. Do the right thing..... Lol
  180. Timmo

    TUNA!TUNA!TUNA! PAC VOYAGER 2.5

    How many guess do we get? Hahahah, just kidding. Great trip Chuck.
  181. Timmo

    TUNA!TUNA!TUNA! PAC VOYAGER 2.5

    It was a blast fishing with you Gabe, and the rest of the gangs!!! Can't ask for a better group.
  182. Timmo

    Memorial Weekend 2.5 day on the Pacific Voyager

    One of the fun things about fishing is being able to show off your catch to friends and family. That's not going to happen now, thanks Alex. Next time move your jackpot fish away, will ya? :-)
  183. Timmo

    Found Abandoned Rig now up For Sale

    Sounds like 2 more hookups.
  184. Timmo

    Important links and instructions for private boaters that want to fish Mexico

    I sent the below (wasn't all caps :-)) with my receipt attached, to: [email protected] BUENOS TARDE, ESTOY ENTREGANDO UNA HOJA DE RECIBO DE PAGO PARA UN PERMISO INDIVIDUAL DE PESCA DEPORTIVA. EL PERMISO TIENE FECHA DE PESCA PARA EL 19 DE ABRIL DE 2014 Y ES POR UN ANO EL NOMBRE CON FOLIO...
  185. Timmo

    Important links and instructions for private boaters that want to fish Mexico

    Yes. Driving home from work. Will get it for you when home.
  186. Timmo

    Memorial Weekend 2.5 day on the Pacific Voyager

    Good Morning Chuck. Sent you a PM. Edit: Please ignore. Just saw your updates. Thanks !!
  187. Timmo

    Okuma Nomad Travel Rod - Protective Butt Cap

    Received today. Thanks!!!
  188. Timmo

    Memorial Weekend 2.5 day on the Pacific Voyager

    And if we don't have a trolling rig, will there be some on the boat? Or should we go find one? Thanks.
  189. Timmo

    Deep Drop Fishing

    Pretty cool.
  190. Timmo

    Homemade Stinger Assist Hooks

    I see. I have just seen a setup (Assist Hook Techniques on YouTube) where it's all metal. Jig => Split Ring => Swivel => Split Ring => Hook (long shank if long jig) Has anyone used this method of setup with any success? Thanks. Edit: if it works, it would be great because it's the easiest...
  191. Timmo

    Homemade Stinger Assist Hooks

    Can't we also use braids (like Power Pro)?
  192. Timmo

    Line Setup for Bluefin Tunas (or Island Yellowtails)

    I definitely will. Thanks.
  193. Timmo

    stinger assist hooks

    Good to know. Thanks.
  194. Timmo

    Homemade Stinger Assist Hooks

    Hi - I've read that these are made with Kevlar cords. Is there a reason we can't just use our braid fishing lines? Is it because of chew off? And what size shrink tubing should I order? Thanks.
  195. Timmo

    stinger assist hooks

    Have you ever figured this out? x3 :-)
  196. Timmo

    Winds

    I was half joking too. :-)
  197. Timmo

    Winds

    I have a slightly different version: Spring = Wind Wind = Upwelling Upwelling = Trip Cancelled :D
  198. Timmo

    Memorial Weekend 2.5 day on the Pacific Voyager

    Check going out tomorrow. Good to go anytime on the 23rd as taking whole day off.
  199. Timmo

    Line Setup for Bluefin Tunas (or Island Yellowtails)

    I still would have gone fishing with them if it wasn't for the windy weather. Oh well...
  200. Timmo

    Line Setup for Bluefin Tunas (or Island Yellowtails)

    Yeah, I am starting to hear bad things about the OG. Thanks.
  201. Timmo

    Line Setup for Bluefin Tunas (or Island Yellowtails)

    What else seems strange is that the captain offered us to postpone our 2.5 days trip to Memorial Day weekeend. And my friend told me the Old Glory has 3 people booked for an overnight trip departing that exact same weekend. I don't quite understand how that is going to work. By the way, this...
  202. Timmo

    Line Setup for Bluefin Tunas (or Island Yellowtails)

    Trip cancelled due to wind. :(
  203. Timmo

    Line Setup for Bluefin Tunas (or Island Yellowtails)

    Too late now. Trip leaves Friday (Old Glory.) But will do for the Memorial weekend trip. That is, if they have chovies at the bait barge. Thanks.
  204. Timmo

    Line Setup for Bluefin Tunas (or Island Yellowtails)

    Hahahah..... I was getting it for scooping up anchovies in case we don't have the sardines. The chovies are tiny and hard to grab without ruining them. I know I need to pay attention next time at the bait tank to learn from the regulars/pros. :-) Thanks!!!
  205. Timmo

    Line Setup for Bluefin Tunas (or Island Yellowtails)

    I will probably back down the drag a little if/when fishing short leader. Thanks.
  206. Timmo

    Line Setup for Bluefin Tunas (or Island Yellowtails)

    Thanks! I even bought a tiny bait net to scoop the bait with. :-)
  207. Timmo

    Line Setup for Bluefin Tunas (or Island Yellowtails)

    I think my best/main 3 reels will be the Talica 10ii, 16ii and the Saltiga 30 2speed. Which reel would you recommend the one with mono topshot on? Thanks. For line capacity, I would think the 16? Edit - I think I worry too much.. ...lol.
  208. Timmo

    Line Setup for Bluefin Tunas (or Island Yellowtails)

    Thank you all for the advices!!
  209. Timmo

    Line Setup for Bluefin Tunas (or Island Yellowtails)

    10-12' fluoro topshot would have to go through the guides, and even when I used the RP knot which seems to be one of the slimmer knots out there, I still get hung up when casting as the knot hit the rod's guide. Which knot are you using?
  210. Timmo

    Line Setup for Bluefin Tunas (or Island Yellowtails)

    Thanks for the feedbacks!! With the short leader, no topshot, setup, the only thing i am worried about is the tangle and possible cut off of braids. With the mono topshot to fluoro (fluoro since I read the Bluefin tuna's teeth are sharp and fluoro more abrasion resistant) there are more knots...
  211. Timmo

    Line Setup for Bluefin Tunas (or Island Yellowtails)

    Hi - I have seen this topic covered before but now that I need it, I couldn't find it. Do you guys recommend to go all spectra with a short 5-8' fluorocarbon leader, or should I put a 50-100' topshot of mono to the spectra, then a short fluoro leader to the mono? :-) Thanks in advance!
  212. Timmo

    Okuma Nomad Travel Rod - Protective Butt Cap

    Just talked with Ron. A replacement is shipping out. For free!!! You guys are awesome!!! Thanks!!!!
  213. Timmo

    Okuma Nomad Travel Rod - Protective Butt Cap

    Hi Ron, Really appreciate the reply, but would you kindly double-check the phone number for me, please? It is not a working number. Thanks!!
  214. Timmo

    Okuma Nomad Travel Rod - Protective Butt Cap

    Will do. Thanks.
  215. Timmo

    Okuma Nomad Travel Rod - Protective Butt Cap

    Thanks. Know of any other place in Orange County? Btw, went on their website hoping to order as parts but no luck.
  216. Timmo

    Okuma Nomad Travel Rod - Protective Butt Cap

    Hi - I have two of the above rods (inshore and offshore spinning models) that I started out fishing with and their protective butt cap is gone. Probably stuck from some rod's holders, lol. Does anyone one knows where I can buy the replacement? Without it, the anodized aluminum gimbal is...
  217. Timmo

    Southern Oman, GT Fishing April 2014 Part I

    You must have done right in your past life! :-)
  218. Timmo

    New State Record 4 lb test Channel Catfish???

    That's it. I'm switching to Ande. :-) Great job!!!
  219. Timmo

    ONLINE Mexican Fishing Licenses 2014

    One year from date of purchase.
  220. Timmo

    Braid to Mono Question

    I guess if I do a 10 up and 4 down wraps it's going to be called a 10-4 knot? Over and out! :p:
  221. Timmo

    Need one guy 4/19 fishing YT at the Nados

    Those are nice grade YTs. Awesome!
  222. Timmo

    ALBA-MUTHA FUKIN-CORE

    Lol
  223. Timmo

    Important links and instructions for private boaters that want to fish Mexico

    I see post #30 what it should looks like. So mine is just a receipt. I will have to email them as per Pam's instruction. Thanks. Sent the email at 1:30PM and received a reply with the pdf License less than 2 hours later. Awesome!!!
  224. Timmo

    Important links and instructions for private boaters that want to fish Mexico

    Would you guys kindly let me know if this is a Mexican Fishing License or is it just a receipt? I also received something similar by email. Thanks!
  225. Timmo

    Womens World Record Yellowfin On Maximus

    For me, I thought, at first, the person holding the rod was the one that caught the fish, until I read the title. Nothing else.
  226. Timmo

    Fail!

    The lower left quadrant looks a little different (more standout) from the rest of the pic. Now I am not an expert, so please don't shoot me if I am wrong. I just Googled for "how to tell if an image is Photoshopped." :-)
  227. Timmo

    Fail!

    This next picture has something photoshopped in it, and you can see the white outline at the upper right side of the pix. Unless it was expertly done. Damn, I got too much time on my hand. Ok gotta go back to pretending to be working..... lol.
  228. Timmo

    Fail!

    Alright guys. I did an Error Level Analysis (ELA) on this picture which identifies areas in the photo that are at different compression levels, and it looks like it is legit (not photoshopped.)
  229. Timmo

    First String as a long range boat?

    On a related note, how much is the normal tip for these long range trips? Example if on the Vagabond, it would be about $250 IF only at 10%. At 50%.....ok i am not going to go there. :-)
  230. Timmo

    opinion on shimano waxwings.

    Threw a Bone color size 138mm right in the middle of a school of yellow tails in San Diego last year and not a bite. Cast and retrieve for 3 times. Then changed to live bait. But caught a few Barracudas a few months afterwards.
  231. Timmo

    4/11 on the San Diego

    Nice! Lucky number 13. My favorite. :-)
  232. Timmo

    Womens World Record Yellowfin On Maximus

    Wow! It probably would look better/make more sense if she is holding the rod, I think.
  233. Timmo

    rp knot/ royal polaris knot

    Isn't that also the Alberto knot? Although the way the braid is wrapping up then back down around the leader are the same no matter what it is called, some said the braid has to go back out the same way it came in (Alberto), and others (like John Collins) said it doesn't matter. Anyone knows...
  234. Timmo

    How much wind is too much wind?

    I had to use 16oz sinkers to hit the bottom, or a 12oz jig Plus a 3, 4 oz lead head on the teaser. Reeling up 16oz. makes you think the fish is huge even if it is not, lol. No, we didn't limit out. Quite a few folks on the boat got seasick.
  235. Timmo

    How much wind is too much wind?

    I was on the Thunderbird last Saturday at San Clemente island, and at times was looking at walls of water taller than the boat, fishing at the side rail. Yikes!
  236. Timmo

    How much wind is too much wind?

    If you decided to go, make sure you sit down when putting on hooks. On one of my fishing trips last year it was windy and a big wave knocked me down when I was standing trying to tie on a hook. It buried in my thumb, pass the barb. The deckhand used a plier trying to wriggle it out. Ouch...
  237. Timmo

    42 Inch Halibut.....From the Beach! 4/7

    Wow! Looks like you nailed the fishing sport.... by land or by sea.
  238. Timmo

    Teremar 80mh Snapped?

    Perfect! Thanks.
  239. Timmo

    Teremar 80mh Snapped?

    I have a similar situation. Do you guys know of an Shimano authorized dealer in Orange County where I can do the exchange? Shimano Irvine is open only 5 days a week, M-F, from 8-5, during my working hours. Thanks in advance.
  240. Timmo

    Looking for "THE" Spots

    Maybe that IS The Bird in Spanish. LOL
  241. Timmo

    Looking for "THE" Spots

    Thanks too.
  242. Timmo

    Looking for "THE" Spots

    Thanks.
  243. Timmo

    Looking for "THE" Spots

    Thank you! Have always wondered where places are when peeps talk about them. And for those who missed it.
  244. Timmo

    Starting with Butterfly Jigs

    Gotta try different things until they bite. :-)
  245. Timmo

    Catalina Lings - 3/23

    Way to Go on making the Front Page!!!
  246. Timmo

    Starting with Butterfly Jigs

    While on this subject, not sure why the stinger hook keep wrapping around the jig even when I set it up using a solid and split ring to attach it.
  247. Timmo

    Stay in your boat

    I was thinking the same thing... Hmmmm.
  248. Timmo

    Talica 16ii for Trolling

    The TAC-16ii should do ok then. Got a 2.5 days trip on the OO this coming July. Can't wait. :-) Thanks.
  249. Timmo

    Talica 16ii for Trolling

    Thank you!!
  250. Timmo

    Anchovy Combo?

    Hahah, thanks for the translation. I will probably just practice casting something light with my TAC-10ii.
  251. Timmo

    Anchovy Combo?

    Big problem.
  252. Timmo

    Anchovy Combo?

    Not really understanding this.
  253. Timmo

    Anchovy Combo?

    And the recommended rod, please? And this should be ok to cast chovies? Thanks.
  254. Timmo

    Anchovy Combo?

    If all we have is anchovies, I wonder with this set-up how big a tuna can we catch, on a cattle boat. Would it be under-gunned?
  255. Timmo

    Fish /pic report - the Saltydawg Excel 15 day

    Great readings!!! Thanks.
  256. Timmo

    Talica 16ii for Trolling

    Yeah, I can see clearly now that the TAC 16ii isn't going to cut it if a decent size fish hook up. Much appreciate yours and everyone's advice on this. As everything else. :-)
  257. Timmo

    Catalina Bonito - 2/22

    Man, looks better than some of the sushi bar I went to. ***swallowing saliva****
  258. Timmo

    Talica 16ii for Trolling

    Yeah, but the consensus here is "not recommended." So I need to start looking. :-)
  259. Timmo

    Talica 16ii for Trolling

    Actually the reason I am asking if the TAC16ii can be a trolling rod only because I was out on a 1.5 days party boat last year, around 10/13 (I forgot which boat) and the deckhands told us to get our trolling rod on the rotation, and I didn't have one. One of the nice Filipino anglers on the...
  260. Timmo

    Talica 16ii for Trolling

    Thanks!!
  261. Timmo

    Hooping you guys are doing it wrong....

    Wow! Reminds me of Rave parties, lol.
  262. Timmo

    Talica 16ii for Trolling

    Thanks.
  263. Timmo

    Talica 16ii for Trolling

    Yeah, I wouldn't take it out on longer trips, but for up to maybe 3 days, is it still not doable? Thanks.
  264. Timmo

    Talica 16ii for Trolling

    Ok thanks.
  265. Timmo

    Talica 16ii for Trolling

    Hi - has anyone used this reel for trolling on cattle boats? I want to try using it on San Diego short trips (1.5 to 3.5 days) but not sure if it can handle it. I read that there exist (or used to anyway) an add-on to act as a harness lug since this reel does not have one built-in, probably...
  266. Timmo

    New FishAlerts!- free mobile app

    Hi - does this app requires phone signal to operate? For example, Navionics app allows us to download the map into the phone first. Then even when we are outside of phone coverage area, and as long as we are inside the boundaries of the downloaded map, we can use the app. Thanks!!
  267. Timmo

    Memorial Weekend 2.5 day on the Pacific Voyager

    PM sent (and check mailed 02/11/14) Thanks.
  268. Timmo

    American Angler 12/26-1/7 later report

    Let me be the 1st..... Congrats!!! Oops, 2nd. :-)
  269. Timmo

    F****** Poachers

    Yeah!!! and keep their catch! Oops.... my bad..... hahah
  270. Timmo

    Two Harbors Catalina Boat Crash

    It was probably the boat from Post #32 above, hahah.
  271. Timmo

    San Quintin Jan 18,19,20 2014

    I was next in line for a box (or was it a dozen).... that was about 1.5 years ago. Never heard back since. Lol. Edit: Ok I exaggerated a little. Since 03/2013. :-)
  272. Timmo

    this oughta make ya sick......

    Damm..... And I wonder why I skunk every time.
  273. Timmo

    Any 2 day Charter tuna trip leaving fri night in Aug, Sept, or Oct?

    Oh sorry, my mistake. Please add me back in. Thanks!!!
  274. Timmo

    Any 2 day Charter tuna trip leaving fri night in Aug, Sept, or Oct?

    Oh sorry didn't realize it's only for people you know. Never mind. Thanks.
  275. Timmo

    Misc. Owner hooks

    Hmmm.... I replied to this post when I received the hooks on Tuesday. Guess it didn't post. I have not have a chance to fish yet. :-) - - - Updated - - - Received (Tue) and thanks for the extra J.
  276. Timmo

    Misc. Owner hooks

    How to buy? Do you have eBay account?
  277. Timmo

    Chief 2.5 day Questions!

    +1
  278. Timmo

    Lowrance HDS-7 Gen 2

    Thanks for all the replies.
  279. Timmo

    1.5 Day Rock Cod Fishing This Sat 11/16/13

    Got a trip planned on the Sea Biscuit up there on 12/13/13. Can't wait. :)
  280. Timmo

    1.5 Day Rock Cod Fishing This Sat 11/16/13

    It was the usual fishing out there. Mostly a variety of small rockfish. A few decent sized salmon grouper here and there. Some Reds, especially at the last drift. One [nice] guy advised to use squid heads which he just got his double header of Reds on. I did and as soon as I hit the bottom, I...
  281. Timmo

    Lowrance HDS-7 Gen 2

    Thanks!! My brother said it is the The 50/200kHz - part #- HST-DFSBL Transom Mount , model 8803603. Now all we need to do is learn how to use it. :)
  282. Timmo

    1.5 Day Rock Cod Fishing This Sat 11/16/13

    Thx. Riding on the Pusuit right now to Catalina. Boy, this boat is slow. Only doing 7-8 knots/hr.
  283. Timmo

    Lowrance HDS-7 Gen 2

    Thx. Will look again when I go to my brother's house, where the boat is.
  284. Timmo

    Fish on some stones

    Not to disrespect anyone or any country, but is it safe, with all the cartels killing and all....? I might indeed fill my cooler at the end of the day....literally :rofl:
  285. Timmo

    Lowrance HDS-7 Gen 2

    Lol
  286. Timmo

    Lowrance HDS-7 Gen 2

    Hi - My brother bought an HDS-7 Gen 2 on eBay that came with a transducer, but he threw away the box and now doesn't even know what type of transducer came with it. When setting up the unit, it asks to select a transducer from a long list of available transducers. We looked closely at the...
  287. Timmo

    Rockfish this Sat? Another "My Boat Your Spots"

    Actually it is not even my boat. My brother's 16.5' dual console Wahoo boat. Probably have 1 spot (or 2 at the most.) Please PM me. Hoping to find some Reds for my Dad's bbq birthday lunch on Sunday. Probably cheaper at the market, but not as fresh. :waglleybooty: A nice gentleman on this forum...
  288. Timmo

    1.5 Day Rock Cod Fishing This Sat 11/16/13

    Would that be the Mirage? I heard the fish are way bigger down Mexico, aren't they? :-)
  289. Timmo

    1.5 Day Rock Cod Fishing This Sat 11/16/13

    Any recommendation for a fishy boat leaving this Fri and back on Sun morning for bottom fish? It will be perfect to bring home some Reds for my Dad's birthday BBQ on Sunday with family get together. Thanks.
  290. Timmo

    Lobster Hoopers Beware

    Same here. We came back to the launch ramp (in Long Beach) and were asked to see the card, which were not filled out. We only got a warning; maybe because we didn't catch any.
  291. Timmo

    Rod's Tip Ceramic inside Top Guide is gone

    Really? Awesome! Thanks!!!
  292. Timmo

    Rod's Tip Ceramic inside Top Guide is gone

    Does anyone knows if the ceramic inside the top guide of a fishing rod can be added? Although I have been very careful with covering my rods with rod tip cover, I just found out 2 of my rods have this ceramic came off. One was when my nephew had a fish on and it cut the braided line. Yikes! The...
  293. Timmo

    Rpt-10-28-13-Once upon a 10 day Long Range Trip aboard the Royal Polaris!

    What a report!!! It's way past my bedtime and I couldn't stop reading, lol.
  294. Timmo

    Shimano Talica Drags

    Urgh.... the reel has only been used on maybe 3 (or 4) short (1.5 days) fishing trips. It was that way from the beginning. I also have a Talica 10II and it is not like that. Both reels were bought new. Does anyone knows how much it costs to have a Talica reel serviced? Thanks.
  295. Timmo

    Shimano Talica Drags

    Thanks!!! Will read up on it. Hmmm.... free only on the Single Speed: "These cams are included in the box of all Talica Single Speed models and available for purchase to use on any Talica 2-Speed Model. Please see your local Shimano Retailer for details"
  296. Timmo

    Shimano Talica Drags

    Awhile ago I 'talked' with one of Shimano reps on this forum, but he did not mention this possible fix when I described my reel problem. Probably should give Shimano Irvine a call.
  297. Timmo

    Shimano Talica Drags

    Hi - I read from one of the old posts on here by a gentleman regarding the Talica drags, and I quote here "...The Talica's also have an option to change the drag curves! - yep if you're fishing IGFA light tackle and want to flatten out the curve, you can order different cams depending on the...
  298. Timmo

    Fish thief caught in action!

    Or worse, someone could be cradling a baby with his feet sticking out. I wonder if the sea lion can tell the difference between a human baby's feet and a fish[tail]...or if it even cares. Wow! That is scary!!
  299. Timmo

    Lobster License

    Thanks!!!
  300. Timmo

    Lobster License

    Hi - does anyone knows if a license (fishing and/or lobster card) is required for each person on the boat even if he/she is only tagging along and not involved in anyway with catching lobster? Thanks.
  301. Timmo

    Mexican Fishing License

    This site is down. "BY THE TIME THE ONLINE PERMIT SECTION IS NOT AVAILABLE DUE TO OUR SYSTEMS MAINTENANCE, AS SOON AS POSSIBLE SERVICE WILL REESTABLISH" You got me excited for a brief moment there. Thanks though!!!
  302. Timmo

    Mexican Fishing License

    My thought exactly. Why pay $85 for a 4, 5 days permit when you can buy a whole year for less. I thought there is something else that i dont know. :-)
  303. Timmo

    Mexican Fishing License

    Hahah.... ok thx.
  304. Timmo

    Mexican Fishing License

    Another quick question on Mex permit. I saw some 4 days (or 4.5 days) trip that charged Mex fishing license for $85. I bought (and lost) an annual permit last Nov, for around $60 I think, at the landing. I know if I buy it straight from CONAPESCA it is even less than that. For the whole year...
  305. Timmo

    Catch Big Halibut tips and book

    Do you have to have Kindle to purchase/read? Thanks.
  306. Timmo

    10/18 1.5 Day Trip - Gear Setup

    Thanks!!!
  307. Timmo

    10/18 1.5 Day Trip - Gear Setup

    Thank you guys for the tips. Probably my last chance of catching a BFT this season (which will also be my 1st BFT ever.) Only started fishing last November. Had 2 BFT bit my line a couple of months ago at the tuna pen, but due to inexperience, lost both. One was when right at the initial...
  308. Timmo

    10/18 1.5 Day Trip - Gear Setup

    Thanks for the replies, and will do.
  309. Timmo

    10/18 1.5 Day Trip - Gear Setup

    I did. But the last 3 months' bite could be different from the last 3 days. Thx for replying.
  310. Timmo

    10/18 1.5 Day Trip - Gear Setup

    Hi - Can anyone recommend the necessary gear setup for a 1.5 day trip this weekend, please? What's still biting out there (San Diego - SA80)? Lines, hooks, etc. Much appreciated!
  311. Timmo

    Coastal/Islands/Long Range Weather Update 10/9

    Hope the weather is fishable on the 10/18 weekend.
  312. Timmo

    Mexican Fishing License

    I was hoping there is an option to reprint, just in case I lost the license again. Yes, I did buy the annual permit at one of the landings in San Diego only a few months ago, but lost it. Unlike in the US, Mex license can't be reprinted (even for a fee). I read online that people can reprint a...
  313. Timmo

    Mexican Fishing License

    Hi - Does anyone knows or have any updates on the online Mexican fishing license purchase? Or are we stuck with buying in person (in San Diego) and no re-print if lost? Thanks.
  314. Timmo

    Fillet Knife (Bubba Blade)

    Thanks.
  315. Timmo

    Fillet Knife (Bubba Blade)

    I will probably have to now, when I am in the area. Doesn't hurt to have an extra or 2. Could you PM me the address, pls? Thanks guys.
  316. Timmo

    Fillet Knife (Bubba Blade)

    I will keep this in mind and try it if the Victorinox doesn't works out. Thanks.
  317. Timmo

    Cortez Bank Report on the Toronado 1.5 day

    Had the same experience here on the 09/09/13 2 days trip. Plus late departure. 2-3 hours at Catalina for baits. Can barely hear anything on the speakers. And the trolling is not rotated.
  318. Timmo

    Fillet Knife (Bubba Blade)

    I just ordered one (Victorinox 47513 6-Inch Flex Boning Knife with Fibrox Handle) after reading so many good reviews on Amazon. Hope it is sharp enough to sashimi my catches. :hali_olutta:
  319. Timmo

    Fillet Knife (Bubba Blade)

    Thanks.
  320. Timmo

    Fillet Knife (Bubba Blade)

    :-) I need feedbacks from people that used the craps out of it. :-) Thanks
  321. Timmo

    Fillet Knife (Bubba Blade)

    Hi - does anyone owns and uses a Bubba blade fillet knife for, maybe, more than 6 months? How is it holding out? Or can anyone recommends a good fish fillet knife for the approximate same price range? Thanks.
  322. Timmo

    40# to 60# Fluorocarbon Line, Spool (Not Leaders) - Where To Buy

    Most of the vendors you guys recommended are either a little far from me or don't even list their products at their website (Richard Tackle) so I can order online. Anglers Choice in SD doesn't shows fluoro on their website. I finally went with Berkeley Vanish Fluoro 30# and #40 fluorocarbon in...
  323. Timmo

    40# to 60# Fluorocarbon Line, Spool (Not Leaders) - Where To Buy

    That's great. What city is Richard Tackle in? Thanks!!
  324. Timmo

    40# to 60# Fluorocarbon Line, Spool (Not Leaders) - Where To Buy

    Oh I see. Is Blackwater any good? Thanks
  325. Timmo

    40# to 60# Fluorocarbon Line, Spool (Not Leaders) - Where To Buy

    I can only find the 200 yards fluorocarbon line for lighter lines (to 20# or 25#.) Does anyone know where to buy FC lines for heavier lines, like 40lbs-60lbs class, by the spool? My 25 yards FC leader runs out so fast so I want to use the spool FC line instead of the leaders, to cut down cost...
  326. Timmo

    Trinidad 16 or 20

    Not to hi-jack this thread, and sorry, but what is the difference between the 20 and the 20A? Thanks.
  327. Timmo

    Common Cause of Lost Hooked Yellowtails

    Thanks!!! Will try on next trip.
  328. Timmo

    Common Cause of Lost Hooked Yellowtails

    I see. Thanks.
  329. Timmo

    Common Cause of Lost Hooked Yellowtails

    Thank you all for the replies. I was fishing on a 1.5 day, hunting for YTs at all the Kelp Paddies we could locate. I had about 10 ft of fluoro topshot on my braids. I believe I was using Owner ringed & Eagle J hooks at various times, among others. They were small grade YTs (which makes me...
  330. Timmo

    Common Cause of Lost Hooked Yellowtails

    Hi - what is the most common cause of lost hooked YTs? On my last trip I got 6 hook ups but landed only 1. :imdumb: When I pulled up the lines the hook was still there, just no bait and no fish. After the 1st two misses, I did wait about 5 seconds before I started setting the hook and reeling...
  331. Timmo

    Wax Wing

    Hah, and I thought something was wrong with my keyboard. The Enter button doesn't work when I Reply with Quote.
  332. Timmo

    Wahoooooooooo

    The pictures look like they come straight out of a fishing magazine. Someone really knows how to take pics! Beautiful!!!
  333. Timmo

    Wax Wing

    Thanks.
  334. Timmo

    Wax Wing

    If you don't mind me asking, what lines did you spool your 300EJ with? Thanks.
  335. Timmo

    Wax Wing

    That's good to hear. Can't wait til I try it in a couple of weeks. What gear did you use it with?
  336. Timmo

    Memorial Weekend 2.5 day weather

    How trustworthy are the weather forecasts now, especially for small boats (after what happened with the rescue of 3 people a few days ago - weather forecast wasn't supposed to be bad that day)? Are they wrong a lot? I mean let's say you are on a small boat and you take it out on a good day...
  337. Timmo

    Question about a Curado 301 and Yellowtail

    What size (#) of fluorocarbon leader? Thanks.
  338. Timmo

    Big Thanks to Dave Hanson for Sea Bass talk at the SWYC

    Couldn't take off of work although would have loved to. Anyone took videos? :)
  339. Timmo

    Seaforth rescues 3 out of the water in LJ

    So glad to see everyone made it out ok!!
  340. Timmo

    Wax Wing

    LOL
  341. Timmo

    171 Mako Center Console

    I just wish there are more websites or discussions about the 2004 Glastron Sport Fisher 173cc.
  342. Timmo

    171 Mako Center Console

    Oh yeah, I browsed around there too. Thanks.
  343. Timmo

    171 Mako Center Console

    Thanks guys, but I can only get a boat that fits through my side yard gate, which is only 8.5ft wide.
  344. Timmo

    Bolsa Chica Yellowtail from jetty

    Don't need no stinking boat. :hali_ruahahaha:
  345. Timmo

    What do you eat when you're fishing?

    Take a bottle of soy sauce and a tube of Wasabi. Then you fish harder. :rofl:
  346. Timmo

    Wax Wing

    So what did you catch with it? any YT? I got 2 waiting to be used on the June 7th trip down SD.
  347. Timmo

    171 Mako Center Console

    Nice!!
  348. Timmo

    171 Mako Center Console

    Yeah, I doubt it if I will ever go that far, or pass Catalina, being the chicken that I am. LOL And even then, I will only go in calm weather. Just knowing the boat could make it to SCI I feel safer getting to Catalina, if you know what I mean. Thanks.
  349. Timmo

    171 Mako Center Console

    Yeah I am hearing the same. Go with the Mako people said. Thanks. Just need to find out how many hours on the engine.
  350. Timmo

    171 Mako Center Console

    Hi guys, For approximately the same price, which is a better boat? 2006 Mako 171 CC 90HP Mercury 4-stroke (unknown hours). With T-Top but No electronic accessories. Or 2004 Glastron 173 CC Sport Fisherman. 115HP Envirude Direct Injection 2-stroke w/120 hours. Fish Finder/GPS. VHF radio...
  351. Timmo

    171 Mako Center Console

    Hahah..... I don't want the boat. Just the GPS will do....heheh.
  352. Timmo

    171 Mako Center Console

    Thanks! Any other inputs?
  353. Timmo

    171 Mako Center Console

    Wow! On a 17 footer? You are brave!! Thanks!!
  354. Timmo

    171 Mako Center Console

    Yes it is, and thank you for the inputs. It looks like I won't be buying the boat after all. They are not willing to lower the price. Buying anything at sticker price is hard to swallow. When you said long range trips, how far approximately are those? What's the mpg likes, for say, 2 or 3...
  355. Timmo

    171 Mako Center Console

    Hi All, I am considering buying a 2006 171 Mako boat (90HP Mercury 4-strokes outboard - same year), and I hope I can get some feedbacks from those that own or have owned the boat. In general, how is the reliability of the engine? How is the ride? Could this boat make it pass Catalina, maybe...
  356. Timmo

    Question about a Curado 301 and Yellowtail

    This video shows a guy catching a YT on the Curado 200E7. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtM_E-2HkTg
  357. Timmo

    Mex Permit give you discount???

    I got $12 (if I remember correctly) deducted when I showed my Mexican permit (for a 3/4 day trip.)
  358. Timmo

    How do I catch sheephead

    Thanks.
  359. Timmo

    1.5 Day Gear Setup

    Hi All, I will be going on a 1 1/2 day trip early Jun, fishing for YTs, WSB, and Rock fish. Could you guys help suggest how I should rig my rods and reels, in terms of matching rods/reels, # test lines, braids/mono, straight/topshots, etc. Rods: Terez Waxwing (TZCWX80MH) Phenix Black Diamond...
  360. Timmo

    How do I catch sheephead

    On the sliding sinker rig, how heavy was your sinker? When I fish on the cattle boat they always ask to use a minimum of 10 oz. or more. And I still got tangled with some people at the back of the boat. Thanks.
  361. Timmo

    nice you tube video

    Wow!!!
  362. Timmo

    Lost Fishing License

    On a separate but related subject, the Lucanis jig really works. Tried it for the 1st time today and I was catching fish while peeps near me weren't. In the beginning anyway. :)
  363. Timmo

    Lost Fishing License

    Hah, no problem was, more or less, comparing to the Mex fishing license which, it looks like, can't even be reprinted. If it was the only fishing license I lost, i probably would have said '$13! Wtf!!!
  364. Timmo

    Lost Fishing License

    Yeah,.next time. Damn it..... 10.29+ 3.24 + tax, at Walmart. Just to reprint.
  365. Timmo

    Lost Fishing License

    Lol. The actual price is $10.29 and I have no problem with that. But for my Mex license which I bought for $65, and so far I can't find any info on whether that can be re-printed or not. It doesn't look too good. :(
  366. Timmo

    Lost Fishing License

    Hi - I just found out I lost my 2 fishing licenses (CA & Mexico.) For CA, I can just ask to reprint and pay $12, I believe. Does anyone know if the Mexican license can be reprinted the same way? If yes, where? Thanks for any info.
  367. Timmo

    Just text FISHING to 760-618-0003.

    Signed up.
  368. Timmo

    Waxwings

    Got the Jr. Bone and Sardine. $15 each. I heard good things about it so I will give it a try. [/B]
  369. Timmo

    Lucanus Jigs

    Hey guys, Tackle Direct has the 80g/3oz Brown/Chartreuse Lucanus jig buy 1 get 1 free. No, I am not working for them. I just ordered some. Hope it can help someone. Sorry Mod, if this violates forum rules.
  370. Timmo

    Waxwings

    Just picked up some at Sport Chalet. And a couple of Waxwing Jr. Hope they all work. :)
  371. Timmo

    Waxwings

    Any particular laser minnows? Thanks.
  372. Timmo

    Mirage comes through on the rock fish

    +3 There were a couple of times where I almost fell off the bunk when the boat rolls because of the wave, lol. But I would definitely go again. Hopefully soon.
  373. Timmo

    Curado 300E and Power Handle

    Thanks.
  374. Timmo

    Curado 300E and Power Handle

    Yeah, I just got off the phone with a Shimano sales rep., asking to buy the 300EJ handle. He said the exact same thing, that the warranty will be voided. In any case, I am wondering if there are other power handles out there that are better than the one from the 300EJ.
  375. Timmo

    Curado 300E and Power Handle

    Hi, sorry if this has been answered in this forum, but I heard that swapping the power handle on the 300E would void the warranty. Is this true? Btw, is the handle from the 300EJ the best, in terms of fit and usage, for the 300E? Thanks for any advice.
  376. Timmo

    The Elusive Big Reds

    Wow!!! Gotta do the trip this summer, if not earlier. Thanks for the video. I wonder if only their 2-days trips are going for WSB/Halibuts and their overnight trip are not. The problem is all their 2-days trips are on weekdays and not on weekends. Plus all are fully booked up to...
  377. Timmo

    The Elusive Big Reds

    5#? Wow! My arm was sore after a day of fishing with just 16 oz. All mine were pretty much caught at the bottom.
  378. Timmo

    The Elusive Big Reds

    Hahahah.... Thank you my friend.
  379. Timmo

    The Elusive Big Reds

    Let it be this year for us! For both species, heheh.
  380. Timmo

    The Elusive Big Reds

    :) Now I gotta learn how to fish for white sea bass and halibuts.
  381. Timmo

    The Elusive Big Reds

    Just got back last night from fishing on the Mirage overnight trip in Oxnard. Everyone on the boat caught their limits of Rockfish (mostly Reds) including ME, lol. There were only a few Lings. Many Chuckleheads, Chocolates... I was using the exact same methods and tools as I did on my prior...
  382. Timmo

    The Elusive Big Reds

    Hey, I am heading out tomo too.... Thinking of launching at the Edinger ramp. About 5am, I think. How about you?
  383. Timmo

    The Elusive Big Reds

    Got to call you master then.... taking any student? :)
  384. Timmo

    The Elusive Big Reds

    Ah...that's what I am looking for. What's a decent fish finder that you can recommend? Thanks
  385. Timmo

    The Elusive Big Reds

    Of course. I wouldn't dare to go out of the safety zone in term of distance even if the boat is an unsinkable one, lol. That's why I was wondering if there are rockfish (Reds/Lingcods) closer to land, maybe around Horseshoe Kelps, Huntington Flats, etc. Thanks.
  386. Timmo

    The Elusive Big Reds

    Btw, are the Reds only in really deep water? Can a small 16 footer boat with about a 15-gallons gas tank gets to the location?
  387. Timmo

    The Elusive Big Reds

    Thanks.
  388. Timmo

    The Elusive Big Reds

    Thank you all for the replies. I will definitely try them out on my next trip.....and post back results. Again, thanks.
  389. Timmo

    The Elusive Big Reds

    I used 4/0 to 6/0 hooks. I also changed the length of the dropper loops, from about 3" to 10." Boy, I swear I did everything I could think of, looking at those who brought up those Reds, and tried to imitate them, bait, setup, and technique. I think Brian finally said "it also depends on some...
  390. Timmo

    The Elusive Big Reds

    I am not sure why, but I have hard times catching these Vermillion rockfish. I have gone out to many different party boats, fishing down in Mexican waters, most recently at the Coronado Islands on the San Diego 3/4 day trip yesterday, 02/17/13. While it seems like everyone was catching at...