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  1. Halibut Howie

    Need another Cooler 7/11

    While searching for tuna on the backside of the S 9mile dropped down after catching nada and caught dinner.
  2. Halibut Howie

    Fuel Tank Pinholes 1987 Cabo216

    What have you Cabo guys done when you discover your below deck fuel tank is compromised? Here's my 1987 Cabo problem. I took my 1987 Cabo216 to WSMS to diagnose a loud noise from my 2004 F150 motor (2500 hrs). Like the last time, I have another hole in the mid-section like I had 7-8 years ago...
  3. Halibut Howie

    For Sale Potentially For sale 2005 Yamaha F150 4S

    On June 8th I take my 1987 Cabo216 to West Coast Marine Service to repair or replace my 2004 F150 4S. It has approximately 2500 hrs on it. It has a newer (2013) lower unit and replaced middle section due to the corrosion problem. All repairs done by Boating Dynamics (Robby). Robby now works...
  4. Halibut Howie

    A Fisherman's Dilemma: Point Loma May 4th

    Where and how to fish a red tide in an angry sea. That's my dilemma this morning as I look over the data for today. Finally. I am going fishing by myself as my 1st mate does not in these conditions. As of right now before I go out the door and head down to my moored boat in SD Bay, I've...
  5. Halibut Howie

    Why is San Diego Bay Closed where LA Bays are not?

    I'm just curious as to why LA Bays are open to boating when San Diego Bay is closed to all recreational boating. I thought SD Bay was a federal waterway and by law must be open to all boating traffic. Did the Feds also close the SD Bay? I have not heard an explanation of this yet. I can...
  6. Halibut Howie

    SD Pipe 3/31

    After about a month installing a trolling motor on my Cabo216, yesterday I took it out on another trial run. My 1st trial was a couple of days prior to the 9Mile for deepwater rockfish (ended with 14 for 2). Most on one spot. Yesterday my 1st mate (wife) had other plans so I went out by myself...
  7. Halibut Howie

    9 Mile Bank Beautiful 3/21

    Finally a break in the weather. Headed out to the 9 MB with 3 lbs of squid. Just installed a trolling motor on the boat with spot lock anchoring. Get there at 0800 and spend the rest of the day looking for them. We would drift until we get a bite then engage spot anchor to keep on that spot...
  8. Halibut Howie

    Trolling Motor for Cabo216

    After a recent visit to my cousin's house in Mobile, AL, I decided to try fishing like they do there. Trolling. Not any trolling but trolling using gps and an electronic anchor. No anchors or ropes or pulled back muscle but a trolling motor doing all the work. I can see where this method would...
  9. Halibut Howie

    South 9-Mile Bank 1/18

    First good looking day outside in awhile so me and my wife Donna decided to get some fish for a family fish fry today. All kinds of life about 7 miles out from SD Bay. Birds and dauphin along the way to the south nine mile bank. Winds picked up from the east causing 2-4' wind chop with a 4...
  10. Halibut Howie

    WTB 16' Boston Whaler Dauntless

    Looking for a 2000+ BW 16' Dauntless with fishing package and trailer. Both in working order. Will consider trading my 1987 Cabo216 w/150 Yamaha 4S plus cash. My boat is moored with no trailer. HH
  11. Halibut Howie

    Cabo216 Safety Concers

    The recent sinking of a Cabo216 has caused a bunch of mariners to ask me about some of the safety modifications I made to my 1987 Cabo216 in order IMO to improve upon its seamanship. Instead or repeating myself over and over, here's what I did and why. Shoot the messenger if you want but this...
  12. Halibut Howie

    Tuna 7 Miles Out of SD bay

    While coming back from he south ninemile bank after an almost limit of big reds, I usually spend the last hour or so looking for other potential rockfish holes to fill my quota. This time I decided to look for holes on the east-side dropoff of the 9M bank. I started at a 450' drop-off. To my...
  13. Halibut Howie

    For Sale Soon My 1987 Cabo216 will be For Sale

    This is just a heads up in a month or so I'm putting up my 1987 Cabo216 for sale. I work on the road at the time being and only come home to San Diego occasionally. Consequently, I have no pictures with me. I only have an old flip phone. Here are just a few details of the 1987 Cabo216. Pics...
  14. Halibut Howie

    1987 Cabo216: Need to Reseal Hydraulic Steering Helm Made by Morse Controls

    The Morse Controls steering helm on my 1987 Cabo216 is leaking. I'd like to try and re-seal it myself. Anyone know of a YouTube video on how to do it? Seal kits? Thanks, HH
  15. Halibut Howie

    Coronado Island Jan 5th

    Finally after many months recovering from brain surgery to remove a tumor, my wife wants to go fishing yesterday. Even though the weather reports sucked (south wind) we get to my boat at Humphries, get a half scoop of large sardines and head out. Not until we get to the Whistler do we...
  16. Halibut Howie

    Retractable and Adjustable Airmar TM260 Transducer

    My TM260 transducer removed itself from my transom the other day due to a poor install job by a local yard. Fortunately when it ripped itself from my transom, it flew up into the air to the end of the cable and came crashing down on my deck. Thank god it did not hit anyone for this giant...
  17. Halibut Howie

    South Nine Mile Bank 1/30

    My wife and fishing partner for over 40 years and I headed to the South Nine in Mexican waters for some rockfish for her women's group fish fry on Friday. The morning was a beautiful red due to the smog blown down from LA. The seas were calm and the swell was way down from a few days ago...
  18. Halibut Howie

    Sanddabs Off PT Jan 23rd

    Earlier I asked about fishing for sanddabs since rockfishing is closed until March 1st. Weather has been shitty so could not get out to look for them until yesterday. I figure I'd go out to the north end of the Nine-Mile Bank to where I have some ancient WPs from when you could fish at any...
  19. Halibut Howie

    Fishing for Rockfish in Mexican Waters After Jan 1?

    A couple of days before New Years wife and I went to the very south end of the Nine-Mile Bank in Mexican waters. Ended up with 10 lbs of filets from only 15 fish plus 5 sanddabs. Yum, Yum for fish fry for 30 people at my 20th Annual ND Party. Sanddabs are my favorite fish (whole or fileted)...
  20. Halibut Howie

    Small YT By Whistler Dec 26th

    My sister and family is visiting us over Christmas. Their daughter has many memories from the past visits on my boat while growing up into a beautiful adult of seeing barking sea lions at the bait barge, feeding pelicans dive bombing, dolphins playing in our bow waves, a rolling grey whale or...
  21. Halibut Howie

    Furuno 1850-DF FF/Map

    $200 with NAVICO Map chip.
  22. Halibut Howie

    Airmar TM260 Transducer

    Airmar TM260 Transducer with Furuno connector - $400
  23. Halibut Howie

    Pt Loma Whristler Area 11/18

    Wife and myself went out early to fish the close in Whistler area off of PT Loma. Picked up a 1lb of squid from the local SI Stars & Stripes market ($8). They always have the best squid in the area IMO with it being snow white and medium to large in size. Headed to a proven rockfish and lingcod...
  24. Halibut Howie

    Simrad NSS12, Sonarhub and Transducers

    TM260 transducer with Furuno connector. $400 SOLD: 12" NSS 12. SOLD: Lowrance Sonar Hub. SOLD: Lowrance TM150 CHIRP transducer.
  25. Halibut Howie

    WTB: Grady-White 28 or 30 WA with OBs under $70k

    I'm also looking for a Grady-White 282 Sailfish or 300 Marlin under $70k in the socal area. Both these boats have a enclosed marine head for the wife and a fishing boat with outboards for me. Need to get away from the El Cajon heat in the summer.
  26. Halibut Howie

    WTB: 2600 Century WA 2006-2010 with Marine Head

    I know there are not many around but if there is one out there in San Diego/LA areas please send me a note. An enclosed marine head is a must for the wife. HH
  27. Halibut Howie

    WTB Hydra-Sports 202DC

    Anyone selling one in the San Diego/LA area?
  28. Halibut Howie

    Pt Loma 12/21 Rockfishing

    Correction: Fished on Tuesday 12/20 Finally after a month I can take the boat out again. Three weeks in Hawaii and my dock's mooring being replaced at Humphreys had me biting at the bit to get back to San Diego shallow water and close by rockfishing. Winter fishing I might add with shorts and...
  29. Halibut Howie

    Smoked Fatty Brisket That Lasts All Year

    In my continual quest to find the easiest and best smoked brisket recipe, here is my last attempt. It is modeled (a few changes) after a pit master's recipe he shared with me at his Texas BBQ dive in Hollywood by the Burbank Airport. Noon - Bought a 21 lb PRIME brisket from the Costco...
  30. Halibut Howie

    Fishing the SI Pier of SD Bay 11/2

    The docks at my mooring at Half Moon Marina (Humphreys) are being replaced. It will be closed for a couple of weeks. That's not to keep a fisherman like me at bay. So I decided to fish the pier at SI just across the road from Humphreys for the first time in eons. I figured to make macs for...
  31. Halibut Howie

    Pt Loma 10/25: Rockfish Limits for 3 in Two Hours

    Once Mexico instituted their recent visa program I decided to fish exclusively in USA waters. It just did not seem practical to me to pay the daily visa rate fishing in their country once or twice a week especially with guests onboard. This new angle to fishing has been quite productive for me...
  32. Halibut Howie

    Pt Loma 10/17

    Not a lot if any local fishing reports. So I'll offer our attempt at finding dinner. After a month away playing the RTJ Trail golf courses in Alabama and traveling the coastal south visiting most beaches and fishing piers from Corpus Christi,TX to Orange Beach, AL, it was time to come home and...
  33. Halibut Howie

    Smoked Brisket Method From a Pit Master

    My favorite smoked meat is a brisket. I try to smoke mine where you do not need a BBQ sauce. The meat should stand on its own. I have rarely achieved this level of perfection smoking probably 50 briskets in my day using rotating methods either read or viewed on TV. Always looking for the...
  34. Halibut Howie

    Pt Loma & SD Bay 7/6

    Took my golfing buddy and his friend fishing on 7/6. Picked them up at 0630 at SI launch ramp, got a 1/2 scoop of medium sized sardines from EB. Now $40 with tip. I always thank them for being there to assist us with our pleasure of fishing in the best weather in the world.. And yesterday was...
  35. Halibut Howie

    Point Loma Dirty Water?

    Went out fishing again Tuesday 6/28. First went to the south end of the 9-Mile Bank to get dinner. Saw a blue whale for the 1st time this year out there. That's usually a good omen. However, we could not find a fish anywhere. The water was a dirty color of reddish brown with scum floating...
  36. Halibut Howie

    Need a Bigger Cooler for Pt Loma Halibut 6/25

    Needed to field test the new shift and throttle cables I just replaced on my Cabo216 with the wife in tow. Went local to my favorite lingcod hole a mile or so off PT Loma. Got the biggest bait they had at EB's, 8-10" sardines. $35 now for 1/2 scoop. No macs that day. First drop and 1 minute...
  37. Halibut Howie

    Yamaha Mechanic for On Water Maintenance

    Yesterday the shift cable broke on my 2004 F150 Yamaha OB motor. Fortunately it broke in my slip. I was planning next month for routine maintenance of the motor. It has 1200 hours on it. Does anyone know of a Yamaha mobile mechanic who can replace the shift cable (and throttle cable) while the...
  38. Halibut Howie

    Halibut Whistler Area 4-12

    Last time out fishing with my daughter a few weeks ago we got a 1/2 scoop of anchovies for bait. About 200 3-5" fish. Needless to say we used only a portion of those fish. Since I'm going fishing for a full week in BOLA in May, I decided to salt-brown sugar cure the remaining bait for use down...
  39. Halibut Howie

    Smoked Crab Stuffed Halibut Christmas Dinner

    Christmas Dinner: Smoked Crab Stuffed Halibut A couple of weeks ago I caught a 18 lb halibut in San Diego Bay about a 1/4 mile from my mooring. The family ate the thin smaller pieces and I vacuum sealed and froze the thicker ones. For the Christmas Dinner the family wanted halibut instead of...
  40. Halibut Howie

    Halibut SD Bay Nov 15th

    The weather looked bad with predicted high winds and rain throughout Sunday in San Diego. Seeing that a few halibut have been landed on 1/2 day party boats lately I figured perhaps the halibut might be coming into the Bay as well. The last 5 years or so have not been very productive for me...
  41. Halibut Howie

    A Football Field Of Bluefin at the South 9-Mile

    May 31, 2015 After working for the past 12 weeks in Oakland, I finally made it home to do what I love best, i.e. fishing the offshore waters around San Diego. The plan for today was to bring the wife and daughter to the Coronados to catch some rockfish for dinner and play with a few YT that...
  42. Halibut Howie

    Finally a Tender Juicy Smoked Brisket Recipe

    I’ve tried to smoke a brisket, Texas BBQ Style, four times in the past. Four times I’ve failed with the brisket being either dry, tough, marginal taste, fatty, etc., after spending a lot of time, effort and $ each time. This year I was determined again to find that elusive tender-juicy brisket...
  43. Halibut Howie

    Whale Fuckin' with US at Coronado Canyon on 11/16

    Three of us went rock cod fishing in the Coronado Trench just north of Coronado's North Island on Sunday. First hole was at 325'. Caught a few. Then off to our deeper 425' hole about a mile away before we run out of energy. While motoring there I saw a grey whale using it's white-encrusted...
  44. Halibut Howie

    PT Loma YT 9/26

    After a few trips on my boat looking for tuna 30-50 miles offshore, it was time for some good eating rockfish. Those three tuna trips started at 0300 at my mooring and lasted til 1500. Only had a few rat YT and a hand full of football sized YF to show for the effort and BIG expense. So...
  45. Halibut Howie

    South 9-Mile Bank 5/2

    The headswell was pretty bad heading out on a 280 heading out of SD Bay to fish the 3-mile line for rockfish. So instead turned and headed for the South 9-Mile bank with my wife and friend Rick. Rick recently had breast cancer surgery where they removed most of his chest muscles so he uses an...
  46. Halibut Howie

    Los Coronados Feb 20th

    This was my 3rd week day in a row the last 3 weeks fishing at the Coronados. The 1st two were brutal with 6-10' seas and winds to 30 but we pulled dinner each trip. Mostly reds and whitefish with a ling and other rockfish here and there. This time was different. Little wind and a gentle...
  47. Halibut Howie

    Anyone Catching Halibut in San Diego Bay?

    I'll be searching for halibut all over the bay this Tuesday on the big tide swings with anchovies. I'll post if I have any luck. I can not remember when I caught my last legal in the bay. Off IB with sardines is a different story. HH
  48. Halibut Howie

    Fishing with "Chico the Man" at Lopez Mateos

    Just got back from a couple of weeks fishing in BCS. The first week was at Rancho Leonero on the East Cape. Fished four days only due to TS Octavo. Caught all the dorado you wanted using giant squid for bait. Pulling those rascals up from 300' at greylite really got you going in the morning...
  49. Halibut Howie

    Halibut IP 8-3

    Imperial Beach Area not IP. Went out yesterday to try AGAIN to catch a keeper halibut this year. Plan was to catch the "Surf" part of a Surf & Turf birthday party for a friend today. Even though the tuna are running miles away we headed instead south of SD Bay along the coast to find some new...
  50. Halibut Howie

    Coronado and 9Mile 4/12

    JT (High & Dry) calls me about fishing for yellows at the island friday before the mad weekend rush. Do not care for yellows but I love to fish so I said I'd give it a go. Asks my wife and she's all in as well. Two days prior they slew the yellows but thursday I believe only one was caught...
  51. Halibut Howie

    Pt Loma Rockfish 3/10

    Went out to the same place as last week where two of us had limits of nice sized close in rockfish. We pull up to the spot a little late cuz Rick forgot to set his clock forward. If he did not have the bait I'd have left him. Well anyway, where's the fish? Last week instant bite now nothin'...
  52. Halibut Howie

    Off Pt Loma 3/2

    Yesterday was a beautiful day on the water. It was a good as it gets out there with little wind, no swell or waves to speak of and a warming sunshine, this after years of bad weather fishing days. We caught dinner in the whistler area in about 2 hrs, a half limit of small rockfish and sculpin ...
  53. Halibut Howie

    BBQ Temperature Controller

    A mancave can not have enough gadgets for BBQing. I like to smoke my pork butts overnite about 16-18 hours on charcoal. Hate getting up at 2am to make sure the smoker did not get too hot or cold or worst yet go out. Therefore did my usual internet research on temperature controllers for weber...
  54. Halibut Howie

    Whistler Area 5/28

    The wife and I went out of SD Bay about 0700 to fish the Whistler Area about 4 miles outside on Monday 5/28. Bought along a couple of pounds of refrozen squid for bait. Had a steady pick of medium sized rockfish of various sorts for most of the 4 hours we fished. The weather improved from ok...
  55. Halibut Howie

    Mexican Fishing Visas????

    I've noticed alot of boats fishing in mexican waters lately. Does everyone on board get a mexican fishing visa ($38) for each day you fish or did mexico change the law in my absence? If yes can you get one online? HH
  56. Halibut Howie

    Whistler Area

    4/20/2012 Got fish
  57. Halibut Howie

    Electronics Stolen

    My moored boat was broken into at Half Moon Marina from the waterside from a small boat. Half Moon Marina is on Shelter Island in San Diego. Humphrey's concerts are held there. One of my live aboard neighbors (15' away on water side) heard a small putt putt boat sunday nite about 8pm 4/8/12...
  58. Halibut Howie

    Fish IQ Test

    Test your knowledge of fishing. Fishing Quiz For The Masters. Not As Easy As It Looks. Pass this quiz and consider yourself a Master Angler! The Answers are all "d"......... How'd you do...... who gives a Shit?
  59. Halibut Howie

    Brisket Burnt Ends on Weber Grill

    Another day to smoke. This time my favorite piece of meat, burnt ends made from a brisket. Since I'm going back to work on the road after retiring for the past year, I need to brush up a little on my 22" weber skills. Bringing it along to feed myself and crew. Will be working installing...
  60. Halibut Howie

    Baja Pulled Pork Recipe

    Had a down day for cooking. You can only golf and fish so much. Posting on a baja site today I though about my days bringing my 22" weber down to baja to cook many meals. Here's my baja recipe for pulled pork. It is so much faster than the all nite slow-cook method. So I cooked it today for...
  61. Halibut Howie

    Isn't the NW Corner of LaJolla Open to Fishing?

    I usually do not fish LaJolla since I moor my boat is SD Bay. The coronado Islands is almost the same distance so headed south instead. But with the Island basically closed to me cuz of the visa thing and my boycott of Mexico I'm looking for new fishing grounds. Looking at the latest MPA...
  62. Halibut Howie

    1987 Cabo216 with F150

    Off the market.
  63. Halibut Howie

    SD Bay 10/29 No Keepers

    This is the 2nd saturday in a row the wife wanted to go fishing in the bay. Last week it was my day catching, this week it was hers. Between us we netted 11 halibut, all short on a 2 hour incoming morning tide. One was a fat 21"er. They were caught in various places towards the mouth close...
  64. Halibut Howie

    SD Bay 10/22 (non lobster report)

    Fishing has just sucked for me both inside and out this year. My 1st year of retirement and the fish gods are paying me back for slaughering so many of its kind over the years. I even gave up lobstering this year for the 1st time. Gee my boat is real clean now, always. Well yesterday my...
  65. Halibut Howie

    PL Rockfish Friday 6/3

    The last couple of weeks has been a early morning bite so got down to the boat before dark. Rick meet me at my boat and we we off at 0530 from my SI mooring. Got out to the area 20 minutes later. Man the weather report said mixed swell at 2-4 ft. However, the swell out there was 4-6 ft and...
  66. Halibut Howie

    PL Rockfish Limits 5/25 & 5/28

    Being an old retired fuck now, I'm trying to cut down my burn rate fishing out of San Diego Bay. Last time fishing in the Bay got a scoop of lively anchovies and caught nothing but bay bass with them. Froze up the rest in qt ziplocks. 5/25: Arrived at a prior rockfish hole off Pt Loma kelp...
  67. Halibut Howie

    South 9 Mile Feb 6

    I'm a glutton for punishment. Yard work or fishing? The answer was easy. Anyway been waiting for those big reds to arrive off the south nine for the last 4 skunks. Well today was a slight sliver of hope. Did manage one 5 pounder on 1st deep drop then 4 nada drifts in a row. Went shallower...
  68. Halibut Howie

    Reasonably Priced Filet Knife & Sharpener

    Went out fishing last Sunday off pukey point and only caught 9 small-to-tiny fish with a friend. 4 sandbads and 5 rockfish in 175-300' water. That's why this is not a fishing report. Rick got the sandabs and I got the rockfish. Recently I purchased 3 knives from Smart & Final and a knife...
  69. Halibut Howie

    How to Get Rid of Cockroaches & Rats

    The White House official residence was full of cockroaches and rats, and there was no one who could remove them. Desperate, President Barack Obama announced that he would give whatever it takes to the person who can clean out the bugs and rodents. Two days later a guy comes and asks to be...
  70. Halibut Howie

    Any interest in SOCAL in 17' Cape Horn for $4k ??

    I'm retiring next month and shortly after that heading to Mobile, AL area for Spring and Fall fishing. Renting a house on the water with close access to the Mobile bay and Gulf. Has a dock with boat house. My boat is too big to haul back & forth so am going to buy a used 17' Cape Horn in the...
  71. Halibut Howie

    Finally! Halibut in SD Bay 10/4

    My first keeper halibut of 2010. What is it October? Anyway made my usually fish attactant out of tuna, oatmeal & veg oil. One squid for cutbait for a two #12 hook rig. Caught a couple of dozen smelt 6-12" in the PT Loma kelp. Tried the area for lings, no takers. Also tried outside of the...
  72. Halibut Howie

    Watch Out for a New 42' YF in Venice

    removed.
  73. Halibut Howie

    Real Estate Question

    I'm looking for some direction on this family problem I'm in the middle of. A little history 1st. * my brother, Jon, took care of our aging parents and the other siblings let him inherit the house when they died. * Total house mortgage is $900/mo with taxes & ins. Jon makes less than...
  74. Halibut Howie

    Meat Run: 9-Mile Bank 8/7

    Gotta cook for 20-30 college kids tomorrow. My son is in town for a week on break from grad school. So he invited me to cook for his college youth group at his church. I'm a heathen. Plan on fish & chips and ribeye philly cheese steaks. Anyway Rick met me at my mooring at Half Moon Marina at...
  75. Halibut Howie

    The Original Cabo

    Back in 1987 I went to the boat show in Del Mar and saw a beautiful white boat that I fell in love with. Being a young engineer at the time with a wife with a kid in the oven, all I could do is dream about owning a boat like this. The owner was quite a friendly guy and I spent over a hour...
  76. Halibut Howie

    6/7 North Is & 9Mile

    A guy a few slips down from me has been bragging about his sculpin hole off the North Coronado Island for the past couple of years. Twice I've used his directions in the past and twice missed the area. He does not have a GPS so it's dead reckoning from a point. I wrote the direction down this...
  77. Halibut Howie

    South Nine 5/26 Whale Shark?

    Went rockfishing to the 9-mile yesterday. It was windy with a double swell but managable. While heading out a school of dolphins followed we out some of the way as usual. But then something caught my eye. At first thought it was a marlin but it was tranversing in a zigzap pattern on the top...
  78. Halibut Howie

    Made My 1st Weights

    Finally got the Hot Pot II in the mail and immediately made my 1st weights out of 1" EMT. It was only $5 for a 10' stick. Made sizes from 6-12" about 2-4 lbs. The lead I got had stickum on one side so had to place a piece ot two in the Hot Pot one at a time and scoop the goo out before it...
  79. Halibut Howie

    Replaced 65 gal Offshore Bait Tank with a new 30 Gal

    I really loved the 65 gal Offshore bait tank I bought used on this site from another BDer. But I'm getting too fat to fish around it with others on the boat. So put the 65 gal for sale in the BD classified and it sold in less than a hour. Then spend some time looking for the right sized...
  80. Halibut Howie

    South 9 Mile Banks 4/26

    Finally finished installing a new 30 Gal Offshore bait tank, painting the deck and many other over due chores on the boat. Was thinking about going after YT today that I believe are around the Rockpile. Saw a couple of party boats going out at 150 degrees from SD Bay. So guessing that where...
  81. Halibut Howie

    Weight Making Advice

    I just traded some worthless stuff I had (to me) for some worthless stuff a non-fishing contractor buddy had. 150 lbs of lead in 3-6" long 2" wide and 1/8" strips. he says he can get me a couple of more 5 gal buckets of this worthless stuff. I'm a deepwater 9-mile bank fisherman when it's...
  82. Halibut Howie

    Offshore 65 gal bait tank

    Sold...................................................................
  83. Halibut Howie

    Collection Agency Help Question

    My live-at-home christian college going daughtner finally got a job a few months ago. She got a job making sandwiches in a sandwich shop in Poway. Its was a great job to start learning the ropes of adulthood. About a month ago she cashed her paycheck at a nearby liquer store. She had to give...
  84. Halibut Howie

    Coronado Canyon 3/20

    After getting the shit kicked out of me twice fishing for YT the past week at the Coronados, decided to have a pleasant lazy day rockfishing. Since the weather and waves were finally nice as I past the point I thought I'd keep heading south for larger rockfish by exploring both sides of the...
  85. Halibut Howie

    Boating Dynamics Rocks

    After a bunch of OB motor services since I bought my 2005 Yamaha F150 I finally found someone who can make my entire motoring system run as smooth as glass. It's just not the quiet motor, but the smooth acceleration up fromm 800- 5500 rpm. Finally someone who goes through the entire motor...
  86. Halibut Howie

    Boat Depot Maintenance Performance?

    I'm due for service on my 2005 F150 yamaha motor. I bought it a Boat Depot. In the past I was not very happy with their service. I've heard they have had a change in ownership. Any feedback on maintenance you've had there recently would be appreciated. It's real close to my moored boat on...
  87. Halibut Howie

    Where to Get Rebar Sizes 9-11

    I do some deepwater rockfishing in mexico. My favorite honeyhole eats up weights due to steep rocky ledges no mater what I try. Does anyone know where I can get some scrap rebar in sizes 9 (1.28") thru size 11 (1.4") so I can make weights out of them? Either in the San Diego or LA areas. I'm...
  88. Halibut Howie

    Boycotting Fishing in CA

    Question: It's my understanding that you do not need a CA fishing license when importing fish caught in mexico, like the Coronados. I read that somewhere or heard it in the past but have not be able to find it in the massive CA DFG Code Book. I need to just follow all the rules on what you can...
  89. Halibut Howie

    Same Day Lobster & Fishing Question?

    Can you sportfish say from noon to 5pm with hoopnets onboard then start hoopnetting for lobster without going in? Thus you could have onboard fish caught by fishing pole and lobster caught by hoopnets on the same day. Or do you have to go in drop off the fish before going back out to lobster...
  90. Halibut Howie

    Any Bonito Off Pt Loma?

    Going fishing tomorrow and was wondering if anyone is catching any bonito off the Pt Loma kelp area. I see some caught off la Jolla but that's a long ride from my SD Bay mooring. I need to start filling the freezer for the upcomming lobster season. HH
  91. Halibut Howie

    7/22 Beautiful Day Coastal Fishing San Diego

    Picked my buddy up at SI launch at 0630. Great tide today for fishing in the bay. The bait barge only has large sardines for bait. Damn. No anchovy mix so outside the bay it is for fishing. Weather continues to improve all morning with light winds and swells. However, the morning fishing...
  92. Halibut Howie

    Son Needs Intership to Graduate

    My son is having trouble finding an internship to fulfill one of his senior business course requirements at SDSU. He will graduate in December with grad school to follow also in business. He is looking for a human relationship (HR) internship at a company in San Diego. Will work for free. He...
  93. Halibut Howie

    Pt Loma Kelpline 7/5

    After a late nite celebrating the 4th got up late at 0600 and decided to go fishing. Down at the boat at 0700 and to the PL rockpiles at 0730 with a half scoop of horse sardines. Plan was to fish for lings for a Sweet & Sour lingcod dinner. Then go after the biting calico bass within the...
  94. Halibut Howie

    Redneck Gumbo

    While on my redneck vacation a few weeks back I watched my cousin make a gumbo. I took notes and tried a variation of it a few days ago. I'm all alone with just my bottle of Cuervo today. Wife & Kids are elsewhere. I store my recipes here as I make them up so I do not forget them and can...
  95. Halibut Howie

    Get a Pro to do Your Electrical Power Projects or....

    NOTE: Not for the weak-hearted.
  96. Halibut Howie

    SD Bay 6/23 & 6/28

    Returned from my "Redneck Vacation" on 6/22 so had to make sure my boat still loved me so took her out the next day. Bumby outside so fished the bay back by the Coronado ferry landing. Unbelievable bass bite. Had to fish with just one pole cuz of the non-stop bite. Released all. Bad part...
  97. Halibut Howie

    My Redneck Vacation: Mobile, AL 6/3-22

    Day 1-3 Headed home to my roots to leech off my cousin, Mark, for three weeks. First couple of days fished in Mark's 16' skiff in a canal that empties into the Mobile, Bay. Caught a half dozen speckled trout and flounder each day. We threw out chicken wings on weighed cord (4) tied to the...
  98. Halibut Howie

    Best Yet Halibut Sandwich

    Sent all day saturday trying to get dinner. Caught my own bait, smelt and small macks. Perfect bait. Spent two hours playing tug-a-war with lings. Ling won. Left after sacrificing $10 in hardware. Went inside San Diego bay at 1030. Had my chances on halibut bites and again missed. Called...
  99. Halibut Howie

    SD Bay Dinner 4/25

    A little cool in the morning. Once the sun peeked out then wind picked up. Quit at 0930 with one fish for dinner. Go Charger's. Deboned whole halibut stuffed with king crab meat.
  100. Halibut Howie

    Skipjack Wiring Advice

    Need some electrical wiring advice. Please review the drawing I have below and comment back on mistakes we've made or better ways to do things (I hope it's legible once I submit it). I am not a marine electrician and after this never-ending endeavor do not plan on changing my day job profession...
  101. Halibut Howie

    SD Bay Fishing on a Beautiful Easter Day

    Since JT (High & Dry) took ALL the fish home last week (lings & halibut), I told my wife I would not be able to attend Easter Morning Service with her. I needed to catch some fish for dinner instead. Needless to say I did not invite JT this time. Invited Lazy Rick instead. Picked up a beat-up...
  102. Halibut Howie

    Wiring Diagram for Early 24' Skipjack

    Do any of you know where i can get a wiring diagram for an early 1977 24' Skipjack? I'm not familar at all with Skipjacks. This one has a cabin and you climb up to the helm station. My friend uses this boat to take boy scouts out fishing as well as other charitable causes. The boat's wiring...
  103. Halibut Howie

    Red Kelp Crab SD Bay 10/7

    While hoopnetting solo tuesday nite I caught my 2nd beautiful red kelp crab this one in SD Bay. The 1st one was out in the PL kelp forest. Both were quite large with arms about 12" long and bigass pinchers. Both were meaner than hell, like a blue claw crab on steriods. A description from...
  104. Halibut Howie

    Lobster Cabo

    This is my 2nd season of hoop neeting. I've made many modifications to my 1987 Cabo216 to make hoop netting more systematic, safer, easier and convenient. First i enclosed the transom and added the bait coolers, installed electrical outlets to the center seating area for the electric reel/net...
  105. Halibut Howie

    Seafood Limits in Freezer?

    With the recent discussion about only having one limit of whole lobsters in your freezer, I was wondering if this also applies to other seafoods. Question: Are you only allowed to have a single limit of lingcod, rockfish, YT, YFT, WSB, etc. in the freezer? Does the skin need to be attached...
  106. Halibut Howie

    Lobster Daily & Lose Weight

    My plan this year was to take the week off work and lobster each nite. Well I made it the 1st 4 nites with two solo trips. Two were in SD Bay and two were inside PL kelp. Wednesday got up early cuz that's my weekly golfing date with my son Michael. Woke up with leg cramps so bad could hardly...
  107. Halibut Howie

    PL & SD Bay Lobstering 9/27-29

    Well 3-days into my "lobster hell week". My shoulders are sore, my hands are so like pin cushions that I can barely close them but its lobstering again tonite. The 1st nite of season went out saturday at 3pm so as not to fight the masses at midnite earlier in the day. This year had another...
  108. Halibut Howie

    Smoked Bonita Recipes

    I took my wife to the Coronados last sunday for the 1st time. Now the secret is out. Hour wait at the bait barge so skipped it and headed out with just 3 lbs of squid. After finishing up with a limit of rockfish at puky we headed to the south kelp area to chase some bonita to finish filling up...
  109. Halibut Howie

    Lobster Trap Rope

    After experimenting last year with just about every kind of rope for my lobster esclipse nets, derby, 3-strand poly, hollow braid, ect. in sizes from 1/4"-5/8", I settled on 3/8" hollow braid poly. Not only is it easy to grip, does not cut into your hands but also works in the modified electric...
  110. Halibut Howie

    8/30 YT PL Kelp

    Yesterday asked a friend of mine to be a " Bonita Dummy". A car pool dummy is someone who will let you get into the car pool lane while a bonita dummy is someone who allows you to keep up to 10 bonita under 24". Last week i did pretty well on 4 lb bonita to 20" at the sw corner of the PL kelp...
  111. Halibut Howie

    8/24 Lobster Bait at PL

    I'm done chasing tuna this year. Leaving the rest of them to you guys. Plan today (sunday) was to go just outside PL kelp to get a bunch of macs for the up coming lobster season. Got there about 0700. Wind was howling pretty good. i thought I'd give it a chance to die down a bite...
  112. Halibut Howie

    Mom's Pound Cake Recipe

    My mom recently passed away after a long good life. I found this pound cake recipe while sorting out her estate. We enjoyed it while growing up. It was passed down from her grandmother. It's the best pound cake I ever had. 3 cups flour 3 cups sugar ¼ tsp baking soda ¼ tsp salt ¼...
  113. Halibut Howie

    8/17 Halibut SD Bay

    Late report cuz death in family. Fished sunday in SD Bay from 0700-0930 on a great +6' incoming tide. Had a steady halibut bite in the channel. Ended with two keepers to 30" and a bunch of shorts. Then headed to the 182 for the next 6 hrs for nada. Then got 2 keeper lings and a few shorts...
  114. Halibut Howie

    Leopard Shark Recipes Needed

    Finally after many moons I caught a legal leopard shark, 52". Great sport. Caught it yesterday around PL kelp on a medium sardine. Acted like a hali. It dropped the bait 3 times and took about 5 minutes to finally hook. I have never eaten this beautiful creature but thought just this once...
  115. Halibut Howie

    What is Your Method for Catching Mackerel?

    Went out 7/30 to catch some macs off PL for lobster bait this fall. Last year waited to the last minute and had a hard time finding them. Had to use salmon heads instead which now are too big to fit in my down-sized bait cages for this year. Here's how I catch macs and was wondering how...
  116. Halibut Howie

    Sportman's IQ Test

    Ok let's see who on Bloodydeck's has a high Sportman's IQ. Answer the questions below 1. While hunting for deer on a ranch you come upon a corral full of deer. Should I? (a) shoot as many deer as possible while they are defenseless in the corral, take pictures while the slaughter is going...
  117. Halibut Howie

    Trolling Lures for Bonita

    Need to start stocking my freezer for lobster season while the bonita are here. I waited last year to the end and no bonita. What lures have you guys been using to catch'em? Gonna try wed off Point Loma. Thanks, HH
  118. Halibut Howie

    La Salina May 12-17

    Rick and myself departed for La Salina on monday 5/12 via boat. It was a easy drive down. We stopped at the rockpile for a few fish for dinner. Wayne met us at our mooring slip at Puerto Marina Salina. Nice place with electrical, new bathroom, showers, restaurant and east access. Wayne has...
  119. Halibut Howie

    A Beautiful Day in Mexico 4/02

    Yesterday headed down to Marina La Salina at about 0830 from Rick's place in the Coronado Cays. This was a dry run via car for the May 12th fishing trip driving my boat down via water. First stop was the Rosarito Beach Hotel for breakfast. After looking the place over i realized I had not...
  120. Halibut Howie

    Hull Deadrise on Cabo 216?

    anyone know or know where I could find out the hull deadrise on my 1987 Cabo 216. I'm going to be installing a Airmar B164 tilted thru hull transducer. It comes in 12 degree and 20 degree deadrise models. I'm guessing the 12 degree is the best fit. AIRMAR Electronic Catalog HH
  121. Halibut Howie

    Mexican Customs Rules for La Salina Marina

    May 12th I'm motoring my 21' boat down via ocean to Marina La Salina for 7 days. Will be staying at my buddy's place the next non-development south of there on bluff over-looking the ocean. The Marina's email return message says I need; 1. passport (only took 3 weeks to get) 2. about $15/day...
  122. Halibut Howie

    They Bitch About a Few Hairs

    The following article got me thinking about Granger an excellent but abnormal chef. Cook Accused Of Putting Hair In A Steak , Wisconsin Restaurant Cook Accused Of Putting Facial Hair In 16-Ounce Ribeye - CBS News While working myself through college back in the 60's i worked at the...
  123. Halibut Howie

    Buggin 2/27 SD Bay

    Ran out of salmon heads. With season almost over decided to try to catch some macs to go with some fresh sardines and dines from fishing the day before. Only caught 2 macs and about 25 smelt to 12". Chopped them up and added some ground up dine/chovies to the batch. Tried my usual spot to...
  124. Halibut Howie

    Do You Need a License to Watch Someone Hoopnet?

    Got some old friends visiting from NH (burr land). I hoopnet for lobster solo most of the time. They would like to watch me but not participate. Is that legal so they do not have to buy a license for two hours of watching? HH
  125. Halibut Howie

    Lobster Pasta Salad

    The guys at work have been buggin' me all season to bring them in some. Finally i caught more than one dinner so donated 5 lobsters to put together a lobster pasta salad. Just bought a bunch of stuff on sale at the store plus followed a Greek theme. Here's the ingredients & directions. 5...
  126. Halibut Howie

    Buggin' President's Day in SD Bay

    As usual more projects at the boat. Got down to the slip about 8 am. Installed some more red LED lites around the decks to cover the entire WA. Now no bug can hide from me that slips thru the net. Got a half scoop about noon and tried fishing for about an hour around the bait barge area for...
  127. Halibut Howie

    Lobstering SD Bay 2/13

    Got down to the boat around noon. The green navlite was out so had to fix that as well as add 2 lbs of weight to each net (6) cuz last time by the channel the current pulled the nets 300 yds. Also removed the bait cages cuz was going to try it without salmon heads for the 1st time this year...
  128. Halibut Howie

    Telemarketer Spoof

    Don't know if this was pasted before but I have not heard it. I'm definately gonna try it on the next telemarketer asshole who calls me.
  129. Halibut Howie

    BOLA Real Estate for AFry

    Sheldon Good & Company to Auction 235-Acre Waterfront Development Site in Baja California, Mexico; Seller Discloses Reserve Price of $10 Million Wednesday January 23, 1:44 pm ET CHICAGO and LOS ANGELES, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Sheldon Good & Company Auctions, LLC (Welcome to Sheldon Good -...
  130. Halibut Howie

    Squid Fishing Methods

    I decided not to take my boat out to look for squid. Do not feel comfortable at nite in an unforgiving ocean. I've been unsuccessful in the past looking for squid in the day time off the 9-mile bank. So am going to go out on one of the nitetime cattle boats soon for the first time in many...
  131. Halibut Howie

    Marina La Salina Questions

    In May going down to La Salina to stay at my buddy's house next to the marina. i'll be there for a week and plan on using my 21' WA to fish the local areas and banks daily. My questions are 1. was thinking about motoring my boat down there by sea and renting a temporary slip from the...
  132. Halibut Howie

    SD Bay Dec 26th: sculpin, small halibut 7 lobster

    (Correction: 6 lobster, 7 was suppose to be an & sign) Long day yesterday preparing for lobstering at nite with my 17 year old daughter and her friend. 0730: left house in PQ 0800: stop at an asian market in mira mesa for 8 cans of mackerel, 4 in water, 4 in oil at $1.20 each. Tip from...
  133. Halibut Howie

    Lobstering SD Bay 11/18

    Got down to the boat at its mooring by Humphrey's at 0900 for a day of labor getting it ready for the Halibut tourny this coming saturday. Replaced a bait pump cartridge in the Shurflo Pyrahna 800. Sure was easy vs replacing the whole unit. Did some wiring and other stuff inside the cuddy...
  134. Halibut Howie

    Free Over Nite Anchorage in MB

    I moor my boat in SD bay. I'm fishing in next week's halibut tourny that departs MB at o-dark-30. It's a real pain to go get my trailer and trailer my boat for the torny's early start so am thinking about going to MB the afternoon before, catching some smelt along the way, hoopnetting til about...
  135. Halibut Howie

    Do Seals Eat Chicken (lobster bait)

    Last nite went hoopnetting. Earlier in the day went to 9-mile and caught a limit of 2-7 lb reds, salmon grouper, mexican and 3 others. Tyrapped some of the carcasses along with bait boxes (salmon heads) in each net. Since you can not use whole rockfish for bait, so of course i did not. I read...
  136. Halibut Howie

    Lobstering SD Bay 10/17

    Plan was to fish the afternoon outside the bay for some macs, then catch a few lings and finish the day/nite lobstering. However, when I turned the corner the NW swell was large with a pretty good wind blowing. So turned around and tried to find some macs inside the bay to no avail. Put the...
  137. Halibut Howie

    Legal Ling Carcass for Lobster Bait?

    Going fishing this wednesday (day & nite) on my regular dayoff in the middle of the week. Gonna 1st catch some macs for lingcod bait and later to stuff the lobster nets at dusk. One thing I've noticed in my novice lobster season is that they like to chew on something in the net. So I was...
  138. Halibut Howie

    A Novice's Lobster Experiences This Season

    I started a log of my lobstering this season. Lobster Log 2007-8 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Time 5 (10/17: 1400-2030) Plan was to fish the afternoon outside the bay for some macs, then catch a few lings and finish the day/nite...
  139. Halibut Howie

    What Engineers Do When They Retire

    "What Engineers do when they retire." Click on this. http://www.chilloutzone.de/files/player.swf?b=10&l=197&u=ILLUMllSOOAvIF//P_LxP92A42lCHCeeWCejXnHAS/c
  140. Halibut Howie

    SD Bay 8/1 WO Spotties

    Mainly went out wednesday to get some bait for saturday's fishing trip and for some boat maintenance. Great lively 1/2 scoop blk & green backed anchovies at EB's. Went to fish off North Island where i caught a bunch of keeper halibut last week. The tide was ripping so did not need my electric...
  141. Halibut Howie

    SD Bay 7/25, three halibut

    Loaded the last of a half scoop that I got last friday from my bait receiver. This was the third fishing trip on that bait. About a forth were dead and all chewed up. The living ones were dynamic. Guess i better feed those guys between trips. I met Gary at the SI launch ramp at 0700. Motored...
  142. Halibut Howie

    Sunday 7/22: Ole Farts in SD Bay

    Was at Rick's house last nite and had way too many cabs. Sometime late last nite we decided to go fishing early on Sunday. Woke up with a splitting headache (Rick too). Picked up my buddy Jerry from down the street. Met Rick at the slip. Had to look at the state of the bait in my new...
  143. Halibut Howie

    SD Bay 7/20

    Not much to report today. Dropped my new bait receiver i made at the slip about 0630. Got a half scoop of mixed dines and achovies. Started at the Z-jetty, installed the bow mounted electric trolling motor and preceded to slow troll at .5-1 mph from jetty to even with the SI pier zigzaging...
  144. Halibut Howie

    Need Help Smelt Catching

    My method for catching smelt attacts a gaggle of them around the boat. However, after catching 2-3 initially, then those smart little bastards only bump it without hooking themselves. Here's how I catch them. If macks are around this method is deadly. Please guide me so I can fill my new bait...
  145. Halibut Howie

    Finished My Bait Receiver

    After all the helpful replies you guys gave me on making a bait receiver for my mooring slip, I decided on the design from the Offshore Bait Tanks. For the other designs I costed out the parts, labor required and seal proofness. Home Depot materials are not as cheap as some of the websites...
  146. Halibut Howie

    SD Bay & Outer Channel 7/3

    Lazy today and bought bait instead of bringing stuff to make it. Bad choice jack sardines only for bait. Went out into the channel to try slow trolling for halibut with the new electrical setup in the bow. Locked the electric motor down and used the OB to steer. Worked great but no bites...
  147. Halibut Howie

    Make a Bait Fish Pen

    Does anyone have a design or know how to make a fish pen to keep your bait in? I've got room in the mooring space to place a floating pen to hold about a scoop or two. i catch my own bait alot and sometimes when I do buy a 1/2 scoop have plenty left. I've seen a few online and they appear...
  148. Halibut Howie

    Distance from Commercial Dive Boats?

    Is there a CG reg or CA law on how close you can legally motor your boat by an anchored commerical dive boat? There are a lot of them out there monday-wednesday diving with submerged air hoses harvesting sea urchins around the kelp. Some are in waterways used by many boats. I'm wondering how...
  149. Halibut Howie

    41" halibut SI Pier 6/23

    Get down to my boat saturday nite at 530pm for the concert at Humphrey's. I moor my boat only a stones throw from the stage. Dinner was BBQ scallops and ceasar salad with smoked YT (last week's catch). My neighbor who lives on a sailboat a few boats down from me walks by with his spinner...
  150. Halibut Howie

    Nado YT 9/15

    Left the bait barge at 0630 with a half scoop. First stop was on the leeward side of the south island about the middle. There were a few boats around. Tried slow trolling for awhile for zip. Saw a couple tails being caught so dropped the hook. Shortly afterwards get slammed on my small reel...
  151. Halibut Howie

    Can You Ski in San Diego Bay?

    An AZ friend of mine is spending a month this summer at a RV park in Chula Vista on the SD Bay and mooring his boat there as well. He asked me if he can ski the back bay. I do not remember anyone ever skiing SD bay so maybe it's not legal or perhaps in certain areas only. Therefore can you ski...
  152. Halibut Howie

    Re-Stitching Canvas Boat Cover

    I've got an old canvas boat cover where the stitching is rotting out and also it has a few tears. Any ideas where i can take it to get it repaired? Thanks, HH
  153. Halibut Howie

    PL 6/10

    Brought a block of squid to fish for some sheephead in the kelp off the green tanks. My new capstan windlass worked great pulling the anchor up in the kelp. Red tide still in so went south about a mile away and found some clean water. Got all the smelt I wanted and one green mac there. Tried...
  154. Halibut Howie

    Finally Finished Windlass Installation

    This project kicked my butt, tore up my arms and contorted me in positions I have not been in in awhile. But it's done except for some cosmetic stuff and replacing a navlite. I plan on fishing the kelp more often so needed an aid to pull anchor with kelp on it multiple times a day. I was only...
  155. Halibut Howie

    La Salina Marina Website?

    Can not seem to find a website for the marina in La Salina. Do they have one? HH
  156. Halibut Howie

    6 & 8 Gage Marine Wire Deal

    After getting sticker shock on how much marine wire is at the local marine hardware stores, I went web searching. here's an incredible deal I can use for my anchor windlass project as well as other electrical upgrades/replacements and have plenty left over for future projects or give to a...
  157. Halibut Howie

    Windlass Mounting Help

    I've decided to get a Powerwinch Capston 300 windlass for my 21'WA boat. I do not need chain cuz use a box anchor so just need something to assist me to haul the anchor up. While looking inside the anchor locker inspection hole I noticed water with black mold growing. Not good. Not knowing...
  158. Halibut Howie

    SD Bay 5/6

    Got up early as usual and farted around the house. The weather started looking good so left the house at 0800 to fish the bay for a few hours. Got a few sculpin by the Z-jetty. Moved over by the degausing cable. Was fishing two rods while daydreaming laying back in my easy chair in the bow...
  159. Halibut Howie

    20 Year Birthday for my Cabo 216

    As a birthday present for my 20 year old sweetheart, i painted her deck with a fresh coat of Epifanes antiskid paint, waxed her body with collinite, bought her matching Shurflo bait pumps and for her big gift a new auto-windup hose. Now perhaps she'll give me my 1st keeper halibut this season...
  160. Halibut Howie

    Electric Lobster Hoopnet Puller

    While surfing on the net for a captstan type anchor windlass for my boat I ran across a crab pot puller for about $400 delivered. Powerwinch Capstans It is advertised as a small anchor and crab pot puller. i just hate pulling those lobster hoop nets in and getting all wet and tired as hell at...
  161. Halibut Howie

    Anyone Going to Rockpile 5/2?

    If they catch a bunch of YT at the Rockpile again today (5/1), I'm heading there tomorrow (wed). Anyone else going? I'll be on 72 if I go. HH
  162. Halibut Howie

    BOLA Sunrise from Camp

    Here's a photo from my buddies digital camera I got scanned from a pic. Each morning we rose to this spectacular sunrise at Daggett's Campground on a recent camping trip. HH
  163. Halibut Howie

    BOLA Fishing & Camping 3/15-23

    This year us group of ole farts decided to go to LA Bay for our annual camping trip. Fishing is just a minor activity to them. I wanted to go back to BOLA (last time 18 years ago) and look at potential properties to rent so I do not have to tow my toys south. I'm retiring in 1/11. The trip...
  164. Halibut Howie

    MPAs Off Cambria

    Last year when i visited my cousin in Cambria we beach launched his 14' aluminum boat by his house. The fishing just offshore in the kelp was fantastic for lings and various smaller rockfish. Getting rolled over by breaking waves while beaching the boat in those lava rocks was no fun however...
  165. Halibut Howie

    What Kinda Boat is This?

    Ran across this 2000 hp boat on the net and can not imagine what it's used for. HH
  166. Halibut Howie

    SD Bay 2/25

    Picked my buddy up at the SI launch ramp at 0830. Got a half scoop of horse sardines at EB. Only a whale would like most of them. My buddy gets sea sick easy so started out at the Z-jetty where the swells from the ocean were picking up. My 1st drop resulted in a bite on the smallest sardine...
  167. Halibut Howie

    On the Water Liability Insurance Policy Required in Mexico?

    While searching the internet to find full coverage for towing my 20 year old boat & trailer into mexico I ran across a very interesting law. All boats in Mexico must have an "On the Water Liability Insurance Policy" from a mexican insurer. If not, in the event of an accident, your boat...
  168. Halibut Howie

    Need mexican Insurance on 1987 Boat

    Been a member of Discovere Baja for a number of years. This is the first time I'm going down with my boat. My boat and trailer are both 20 years old and DB does not have an insurer that offers full coverage for the two, just liability. Also they can no longer get paid tourist cards for you...
  169. Halibut Howie

    What Color Jigs for BOLA?

    Heading down to Bahia de Los Angeles for a couple of weeks camping on the water at Antonio's place (Campo Archelon). Towing my boat for the first time down there. Haven't been to BOLA in awhile while i tried out the many other places in baja; i.e. Cabo, Mulege, Loreto, etc. Those places are...
  170. Halibut Howie

    How Far Does a 5W Handheld VHF Work?

    Heading to BOLA in a little over a month for 10 days. Going down with two trucks, 6 peeps and my boat. We are camping just north of town at Archelon. Plan is to fish 3-4 people and leave the others at camp. Will rotate during the day. I get to fish all day, my boat after all. Just bought a...
  171. Halibut Howie

    Tourist Sign Outside Cruiseport, Ensenada

    Here's one of the first signs tourist get to look at after leaving the cruise ship area on the way to town. HH
  172. Halibut Howie

    Cost of Lobster License Transfer

    While waiting to pick up my buddy at SI launch ramp today, I got to talking to a commercial lobster fisherman. He said this season was just about up for catching those tasty critters. He also said that lobster licenses are now transferable. Going online to DFG saw that only a few are...
  173. Halibut Howie

    Daytime Squid Fishing

    I'm do not see good at night being an ole fart, so limit my fishing to daytime only. Does anyone fish in the daytime for squirts and if yes what area do you fish for them off SD? Thanks, HH
  174. Halibut Howie

    Tide Chart for BOLA

    Heading for LA Bay in a couple of months to camp at Archelon, Antonio's place. Can not find a website that forecasts the tides for that period. Anyone one know one? The plan is go go fishing each day, weather permitting, leaving one guy behind with a marine radio to monitor the boat. This...
  175. Halibut Howie

    1987 Cabo 216: Encloded Transom

    I talked about it for a few years but first had to install an above deck bait tank. That way I could abandoned the transom ones. I put in the starboard mainly cuz I fish alot offshore in some gnarly conditions. Now I've got some knee support between the bait tank and the starboard. Extra...
  176. Halibut Howie

    Gotta Love Them Seals

    During the blizzard of the century, a snowmobiler in Alaska had trouble starting his rig, so he got it into his pickup and hauled it to town to see his mechanic buddy. The driver gets out, the fur on his parka hood and his moustache frozen white with his breath....says to the mechanic..."It...
  177. Halibut Howie

    Boat Seizures in Loreto

    There is a thread on a baja website about a gringo getting his and one or more buddies dive boats and gear confiscated by the mexican fish&game, PROFEPA. This just happened over the Thanksgiving Holiday. Apparently, one of the boats was boarded offshore from their campsite at Juancalito. The...
  178. Halibut Howie

    Crispy Tempura/Panko Fried Fish

    I had been complaining to my asian buddy at work about how my fried fish gets over done before the batter turns brown and crispy. Well here's the recipe he turned me on to that I've tried for the second time last nite with sculpin and other assorted small rockfish caught out at the Whistler...
  179. Halibut Howie

    PL Area 12/3

    Woke up sunday morning and the santa ana winds were howling in PQ. Recently installed a stereo radio in my boat so I can now also fish on sundays (Charger fan). Got down at the boat at greylite and the wind had died by then, dead calm. I've got a new recipe for fried fish that an asian...
  180. Halibut Howie

    South 9 Mile 11/15

    Went on a meat run to stock up for my New Years Day party. This year am going to have a red rockcod theme, ie. whole, bbq, fried, etc. The weather did not cooperate at all. A double 5' swell with short periods. Wind and white caps also came early. The good thing was that the fish were...
  181. Halibut Howie

    I'm Armed for LJ Now!

    My buddy gave me his kids slingshot and a bag of marbles. I picked up a new rubber and some ball bearings. Next time I go to LJ now those little critters will remember me. Of course will only aim for the butt area cuz do not want to maim them just let them associate sardines, white boat and...
  182. Halibut Howie

    Lowrance LCX 111CHD

    Just sprung for a new discounted Lowrance LCX-111CHD from Boaters World. They are coming out with a new model soon. It's a 1k rms output, 10.4" display with a 20 GHz hard drive with all the preloaded charts. These old eyes will now be able to see the display without glasses. You can also hook a...
  183. Halibut Howie

    Anyone Want a $1M Home in an Airplane Hanger

    Was out at the former MCAS El Toro up at the 405/5 split taking care of business. Lennar Homes bought about 3000 acres of the former base for a cool $Billion, that's $1,000,000,000. Of that they gave the City of Irvine 1000 acres to build a Great Park around their homes. Guess they are in a...
  184. Halibut Howie

    10/18 SD Bay Bass, Bass and More Bass

    What a great day on the water today was. Had a late start and arrived at the backside of the Coronado Bridge about 0830. Spent the next hour catching spotted bass to 2 lbs. Then off in front of the convention center for sandbass. Then outside the entrance of SI and across the channel for...
  185. Halibut Howie

    Yamaha F150 Vapor Recovery Mod

    I found out thru another website (THT) that the 2004 and 2005 F150s need a mod to prevent hard starting when motor is hot. It takes about 1 sec to start instead of a 1/2 turn. I did not even know that this was a problem considering how hard my old 2S was to start. Anyway called Boat Depot...
  186. Halibut Howie

    Where can you get seal bombs?

    Saturday 10/14 went to LJ from my mooring in SD bay for Chuck Byron Tournament. Got to LJ and only 1-2 boats there. Got my boat fresh water washed while the skies opened up. Guess who all those seals fell in love with? Every bait we put in the water trolling or soaking came back with a head...
  187. Halibut Howie

    South 9 Mile Bank 10/11

    Left a little past greylite with some leftover refrozen squid. Yesterday someone caught a few YF at the south 9 (8 miles from PL) so thought I'd catch a few rockfish for dinner while waiting for the porpoise schools to cruise by. Took me awhile to find a school of rockfish off a ledge to the...
  188. Halibut Howie

    New 300' Phoenix ATCT/TRACON

    For my fellow zonies, I moved out to SD in 1975, here's an update on your new airport traffic control tower (ATCT) and terminal radar approach control facility (TRACON). Well all that construction you've had to put up with since we torn out that rental car lot by Terminal 3 has a little light...
  189. Halibut Howie

    S. 9Mile 9/30

    Did not get out of the SD Bay until 0830. 20 minutes later at the south end of the nine mile bank. Six drops 5 fish. Then headed in to catch the sucky end of the Chargers game. However, saw the entire Padres game and them sticking it AGAIN to those bums up north. GO PADRES. Two of the...
  190. Halibut Howie

    $100/ hr OB Motor Service

    Well it finally hit the $100/hr milestone for service on my 2004 F150 yammie motor from the dealer. This was my last required 3 yr warantee service. Tuneup, fluids and impeller $681.44 ($470 labor). I know that they have to pay for 401ks, workman's comp insurance, buildings/rent, etc. and...
  191. Halibut Howie

    Thru Hull Transducer Installed on Transom

    Mounted a bronze thru hull transducer on the transom. I did not like the performance of the former plastic, dual freq, 600 rms transom mounted transducer for my Lowrance LMS-337C. Could only get 450' out of it and would quit at 8 mph. This thru hull type transducer saw bottom to 1500' and...
  192. Halibut Howie

    Sweet and Sour Whole Rockfish

    Here's my simple recipe for the 9 Mile rockfish I cooked tonite. It was caught 9/21/06. My wife also fried up a filet from a 6-8 lb Red. I cooked up a teenager, a 3 pounder. Sweet and Sour Rockfish (1) whole 2-6 lb rockfish box corn starch veg oil Sweet & Sour Sauce 1/3 c catsup 1/3 c apple...
  193. Halibut Howie

    My 1st DoDo

    It was hard to catch but here's my 1st dodo of the season. HH
  194. Halibut Howie

    South 9M Bank 9/12

    Last wednesday my fishing trip was interrupted by a broken hydrolic steering line. Today (wed 9/13 not 12) had some unfinished business out at the south 9 mile bank. Going home to see my mommy in AZ so need some filets for her freezer. Uneventful heading out there, thank goodness, except the...
  195. Halibut Howie

    S 9M/PL 9/6

    Started out in the morning for the south end of the 9 mile bank for those tasty rockfish critters. After the first drop, was manuvering the boat so the line would not go under the boat and all of a sudden the steering wheel is much easier to turn. well it should cuz saw a stream of red fluid...
  196. Halibut Howie

    John Hits Mulege Hard

    Mulege lost almost everything along the river, many homes, trailer parks, new HS and other schools, city water wells, etc. A real human crises down there and little news here about it. Here's a quote and a few pics from another site. ........."mulege sorry i havent been able to post any...
  197. Halibut Howie

    Would You Send $ to This Guy?

    Been looking on EBay to get a 8000w fishfinder so I can see a little farther down into the abyss. A Lowrance 104C is a 10" display with GPS, etc. This guy has got it started about 5 times and been removed from EBay for some reason EBay would not say. Different name each time. Plus he has many...
  198. Halibut Howie

    29 Spot 8/29

    Needed a few extra filets cuz taking some kids out fishing tomorrow around the Whister area. Only get the little guys there so wanted the kids to bring some meat home to feed their families. Headed out to the 29 Spot an area that Misuse turned me onto many many moons ago. Got tried of losing...
  199. Halibut Howie

    425/371/302/182/9M Nada 8/21

    Last year I went out on my buddies 42' Californian LRC on the day after the tuna left the SD area. Remember that fateful day. Yesterday it appeared the same thing happened again but this time with the dodos. We left at 2pm on sunday and spent the night at south isle of the nados. Caught a few...
  200. Halibut Howie

    Nados 8/16

    Did not see anyone post so for those going out tomorrow, the coronados was YT and bonito at the middle grounds. One boat had 7 YT and it was early. They slow troll dines. I was parked at the south end of the nine rockcodding. Heard the action first hand. HH
  201. Halibut Howie

    Cambria Rowboat Fishing 8/13

    Spent a few days with a buddy who owns a house in Cambria. For those who do not know where it is, it's the town just south of Hearst Castle and north of Morro Bay, "God's Country". His house is a hundred yards from a rugged coastline. His buddy invited the two of us to fish off his 14'...
  202. Halibut Howie

    LJ 8/4

    Took my boss fishing to LJ for his annual fishing adventure. Being over 300 lbs he is an adventure in itself for my runabout. Left PL at 0630 for the long ride up hill into swell and wind with a scoop of dines. Started at the NW corner around a couple of party boats and drifted over the kelp...
  203. Halibut Howie

    Campo Archelon in BOLA?

    Has anyone stayed at Campo Archelon in LA Bay or have any comments on it? They do not have a website i could find except for a ToBook company that does its reservation bookings...
  204. Halibut Howie

    182 Area 8/1

    Ran out to the 182 at greylite with my wife. A little choppy and windy in the morning. Trolled around for awhile not nada. No kelp or birds, water 69 deg. Started heading for the north nine looking for paddies. The first and only one we found was about the size of a half a garage door and...
  205. Halibut Howie

    Catching bait on the Paddies

    I'm not much of an offshore type of fisherman, mainly 10 miles from PL. I've been reading a lot about the lockjaw dodos and YT on paddies lately. I was wondering maybe the fish just do not want sardines or anchovies. Has anyone tried catching the bait that's around these paddies to see if the...
  206. Halibut Howie

    Sauted Basil Blackgill Rockfish with Mango

    Last sunday I was channel surfing when i came across Dan Hernadez's fishing show. They were catching baby calicos at Catalina. He had a guy on there that cooked up some lingcod. It looked so good i decided to go for some deepwater rockfish last wednesday and give this recipe a try. I caught...
  207. Halibut Howie

    Back to Bahia Concepcion in March Camping Questions?

    Well Loreto is out camping in 3/07 cuz of those canadians taking all the spots. Thanks Mark for your feedback. So reseaching again about going back to Concepcion Bay. Just love the private serenity there. Ecomundo closed so looking at two other sites. We plan on towing down a 16' runabout and...
  208. Halibut Howie

    Camping in Loreto in March

    Now that Ecomundo has closed in Concepcion Bay we're thinking about heading a littled further south to Loreto instead. Looking for a campsite on the water where you can moor your boat just outside. Is there such a place in Loreto? HH
  209. Halibut Howie

    South 9-Mile bank 7/19

    I meant 7/19. Hadn't fished for rockfish in awhile so thought I'd head out to the southwest end of the 9 Mile bank and give it a try if the winds and current were right. Left at greylite. Water was warm and a beautiful clear blue. Did not see any paddies or bird life so down I went into the...
  210. Halibut Howie

    LJ & PL 7/14

    Made the long run from SD Bay to LJ leaving about 0730 with my daughter and her friend. Saw a bunch of birds working the SW corner of PL but thinking their just bonies or barries moved on. Arrived at the NW corner of LJ to no bird life, no bending poles for yaks or anyone i could see. Slow...
  211. Halibut Howie

    Finished! 65 Gal Offshore Bait Tank

    From an earlier thread was going to install the OS65 by cutting out the back seat of the center seating area. After a few bottles of cab friday nite with a friend who has some install sense, came up with an easier idea. It looked easy but two hard days of labor later, mostly on my hands and...
  212. Halibut Howie

    Major Cabo 216 Surgery on 7/12

    I plan on opening her up to make a platform to install an Offshore 65 gal, framed window and lited bait tank. Just picked it up from Tapout. Always wanted a tank so you can see the fish swimming around. Plan is to cut away half the center seating area vertically across the cup holders and...
  213. Halibut Howie

    Where to Camp/Fish in LA Bay?

    Now that Mo Betta has informed me that our little piece of paradise has closed in The Bay of Conception (Ecomundo) we have to look for another place that will put up with 4-5 hard drinking and fishing gringos. Back in the 80s I use to fish LA Bay about 3-4 times a year for years. Have not...
  214. Halibut Howie

    Pt Loma 6/14

    Got down to the boat at greylite. Chummed for some bait in its mooring. Only was able to get 2 spanish macs, 3 small smelt and one 12" smelt. Also brought along some squid. Decided to head out to the upper 9-mile bank to see if any tuna turned east. While heading out was going into a steep...
  215. Halibut Howie

    PL 6/7

    Got down to the boat just after greylite on a very misty-moisty morning. I was planning on going out and getting limits again on bonita like last friday. My friends and I have already polished off all those tasty smoked critters with a few coronas so more was needed. As usual I brought a...
  216. Halibut Howie

    You Big Boat Assholes, Yes You!

    For the umpteenth time while fishing SD Bay on Memorial Day outside the channel a couple of large boats passed me within 15-20 feet at full speed. Their 6' wakes sent water over my bow as i plowed into the following wakes. To me it's just an inconvenience cuz my 21 footer can handle it but the...
  217. Halibut Howie

    PL 4/28

    My son Mike and i picked up the pastor and youth director of our church, Joe and Nick, at SI launch ramp at 0700. Headed out to the Whistler area. There was a pretty good swell from the south. About a mile from the whistler another good swell started from the west. Clemente must have been...
  218. Halibut Howie

    Am I the Only One to do This TWICE!

    About three years ago i was fishing for lings off LJ. Remember that year when you could catch 40 lings under 22" in one day. Well I was a little sore after catch and releasing all day with wet hands and casted out a 12 oz jak jig with a 5" red on it for a teaser with a mighty heave. I was...
  219. Halibut Howie

    Congri'

    Congri’ This unusual black bean and rice dish was contributed to Cajun-Creole cuisine by the Spanish. I was taught this recipe by my next door neighbor when I lived in Puerto Rico in the 1980’s and have modified it to local easy to obtain ingredients. It has a complex, somewhat...
  220. Halibut Howie

    PL 4 20 with my Daughter

    There are no bad fishing days but some you will just remember for always. Today was one of those days, and i'm not talking about the weather. Molly and myself picked up Wayne (GM SI Boat Yard) his daughter Quincy and her childhood friend Scot at the SI ramp at 0630. Both girls are on spring...
  221. Halibut Howie

    PL 4 19

    Got down to the boat at greylite with two 5 gal jerry cans of gas @ $2.89/gal. Plan for the day was get some smelt, catch a few lings, go out to +300ft for ? and then finish in the bay for some halibut. Had a slow start making bait but once the smelt showed up filled a couple of baits tanks...
  222. Halibut Howie

    Bahia de Concepcion 3/06

    Spend 7 days camping in Concepcion Bay just south of Mulege last march. Finally got a few pics back from one of the guys. It was not much of a fishing trip cuz wayne's boat was unable to go outside the bay where the real fish are. Winds were bad outside most days but the high hills protected...
  223. Halibut Howie

    PL Area 4/12

    My son was off for spring break at college so we decided to go get some of those tasty sculpin the party boats have been catching. Thought i'd let him sleep in a little and catch the party boats after they'd setup. Also thought they were in IB. Well ran south out of SD bay about 0830 and got...
  224. Halibut Howie

    Suburban 1500 Question

    Well I finally determined that my 4.8L Tundra is just not big enough for my baja adventures pulling my 21.5' boat, buddies and camping/fishing gear. In the 80's had a 454 suburban that took me thru out baja. So looking for another Suburban. Question: IYO is the Suburban 1500 small block...
  225. Halibut Howie

    PL Area 4/8, One Halibut

    Just replaced the 42" shaft with a 54" on my new 50# Minn Kota electric trolling motor so I could relocate it to the bow. Plan for the day was catch a bunch of smelt (no macs anywhere), catch one big ling then spend rest of day bounce balling for halibut with the trolling motor. Just inside...
  226. Halibut Howie

    How Low Will CA Lawyers Stoop?

    Why would anyone want to be a coach of youth sports if this lawsuit had not been dismissed. Thank god for this intelligent judge. You lawyers who support this type of extortion are assholes! http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/04/03/ap/strange/mainD8GOG5L81.shtml HH
  227. Halibut Howie

    1st Annual "April Fools" Coastal Lingcod Fishing Tournament

    Updated: The 1st Annual "April Fools Day" Coastal Lingcod Fishing Tournament will be held on this saturday 4/1/06. It will be open only to currently registered Bloodydeckers as of 3/28/06. The rules are: 1. CA regulations 2. In coastal waters (3 miles) between Pt Loma and La Jolla 3...
  228. Halibut Howie

    Rebuild Trailer; Where & How?

    I have finally finished rebuilding my 1987 Cabo 216, so now it's time to rebuild the original trailer. It is a galvanized 1987 ShoreLander. The galvanize to my surprize appears to be in very good condition, as does the axels, leaf springs, rims & tires. However, the hydrolic brakes are...
  229. Halibut Howie

    Eco Mundo Triggerfish Stew

    Eco Mundo Triggerfish Stew While camping inside Conception Bay south of Mulege last week, the following recipe for this delicious stew was concocted. I used the ingredients we had at camp. The basil and cilantro was from Tracy’s (Eco Mundo owner) on-site garden. Please substitute with...
  230. Halibut Howie

    El Toro: Great Park

    Well you guys up in OC who voted down an airport for the former MCAS El Toro airbase are going to get your wish. I met with Lennar last week. They will be building all the homes on and around the airfield. They are also tearing up the runways starting April. Lennar bought 2700 acres from the...
  231. Halibut Howie

    Book on the Fish in the Sea of Cortez

    Each year we spend some time fishing in Conception Bay south of Mulege. We catch many different species of fish in many beautiful colors. Does anyone know of a field guide type of book in color just of the sea of Cortez and where to purchase it asap? Heading down 3/15. HH
  232. Halibut Howie

    Aircraft Info

    Who'd a thunk airline mechanics have a sense of humor. It takes a college degree to fly a plane but only a high school diploma to fix one: a reassurance for those of us who fly routinely in their jobs. After every flight, Qantas pilots fill out a form, called a "gripe Sheet”, which tells...
  233. Halibut Howie

    SD Bay 2/16

    The weather did not appear to be very good today so decided not to head for LJ but to fish the bay instead. First time out using my new trolling motor. Tried a bunch of new spots since i can now control my drift at 1-2 mph SOG. Winds were bad all day. Only landed 6 short halibut with a few...
  234. Halibut Howie

    Minn Kota 50 Electric Trolling Motor Results

    My new pretty white trolling motor arrived yesterday from Cabelas. Mr. Loo had a bunch of great advice from a previous thread and offered experience from his trolling motor setup. Thank you very much. The reasons i went for a 50 thrust model instead of the higher thrust models were 1. Cost -...
  235. Halibut Howie

    PL 2/8

    Got down to the boat late cuz had to stop by Westmarine to get some safety stuff first. The CG boarded me last week in the bay and identified a few shortcommings. I got their message. Ran into Tom as i was loading the boat. He lives a few slips down in Half Moon Marina. He wants to go...
  236. Halibut Howie

    Imitate a Yak, Buy an Electric Trolling Motor

    I'm getting sick and tired of all the quality fish that Iceman and other yak fishermen have caught over the years. AND rubbed it in by posting pics of those fish so there is no dispute. Many a night I've stayed up thinking about how I too can catch these mystical fish. I thought about selling...
  237. Halibut Howie

    Halibut Olympia

    Here's a new recipe (to me) for halibut I tried last night. It was the best baked halibut I've ever eaten. The recipe is old but very simple. Here's my version of it. 1 lb halibut filets cut into 2-4 oz pieces 1 shallot chopped fine 1/4 mayonnaise (or sour cream or combo of two) 1/2...
  238. Halibut Howie

    Halibut Howie Fish & Vegetables

    Here's my favorite recipe for fried halibut and rockfish. Dry Batter 2 cups flour 2 cups corn starch 4 tsp seasoned salt 3 tsp baking powder 1 tsp each garlic powder, sugar, paprika and cayenne pepper. Put your own favorite spices in to customize to your palete. Mix well and store in a...
  239. Halibut Howie

    halibut SD Bay 1-25

    Was heading to the Coronados with my buddy on wednesday. Unfortunately he had a mild stroke the night before and had to cancel. Tried going out of SD bay in the morning at 0800 but wind blowing strong from the south with whitecaps in the bay. Turned around got a half scoop of large dines from...
  240. Halibut Howie

    Sweet & Sour Lingcod

    The following healthy recipe compliments the flavor of the lingcod we're catching now. 1. First make the sweet & sour sauce -----1/3 cup catsup -----1/3 cup vinegar (apple cider or rice wine) -----1/2 cup sugar -----1/2 water -----1/2 tsp salt Mix all ingredients together in a small...
  241. Halibut Howie

    LJ 8/26

    Arrived at work at 0600. Boss took the day off. Umm, maybe a little hooky is in order. Left work at 0630 and headed to my boat at Half Moon Marina in SI. Always keep it stocked with poles for popup occasions like this. Decided not to get any bait. The bay was puky red. The ourside was...
  242. Halibut Howie

    Change 4-Stroke Oil Filters Everytime?

    I was down at my moored boat yesterday. I thought i had over 200 hours on the 2004 Yamaha 150 4-stroke. Only have 85 hours on the meter since 9/04. The dealer changed the oil at the 20 hrs service. I've changed it twice since. Oil filters are $23 plus tax at the dealer. Question: Do you...
  243. Halibut Howie

    Synthetic Oil in 4 Stroke Outboards

    Does anyone use or have info on using synthetic oil in a 4 stroke outboard. I have about 300 hrs on my Yamaha 150hp 4 stroke. HH
  244. Halibut Howie

    Ensenada to SD Trip 1/30-31

    Just got these pictures from Rick. After seeing the toad fish both Quietman & Iceman caught was a little reluctant to post. But I'll just to let you guys know what we found not biting. Went down to Ensenada thursday nite to bring the Californian back after it's 91 day visit. Departed the...
  245. Halibut Howie

    Banda Bank 1/24

    Fished the Banda Bank (17 nm SSW from Ensenada) for the last time since we are moving the boat back to SD next weekend. About a month ago there was one of my best rockfishing trips ever. Giant reds and lings that we left biting. This time I put zippo in the boat. Did lose about 15# ling at...
  246. Halibut Howie

    SD Bay 1/21

    Fished the backside of SD Bay (0800-1130) with a friend between the bridge and the ferry terminal on an outgoing tide. Had a steady bite of sand bass and spotties. Nothing big but both of us probably C&R +20 fish include two small halibut. Going to vacuum seal the left over small dines in...
  247. Halibut Howie

    SD Bay 1/15

    Got up at the normal time for work at 0400. Dressed and found $15 in a pair of pants i haven't worn in awhile. Hey that's what a 1/2 scoop costs. Must be a sign, so took the day off with visions of WSB. Headed out of SI marina by 0630. At the EB bait barge the kid said it's small craft...
  248. Halibut Howie

    SD Bay 1/9

    Started fishing the bay on friday with only plastics. After a half an hour and no bites I cheated and went got a 1/2 scoop of small sardines. They did not help much either. Ended up catching about two fish per hour between the jetty and the pier. Three small halibut and a few nice size...
  249. Halibut Howie

    PL Kelp 1/7

    My first fullday fishing from Admo's & my Cabo 216 moored at Humphrey's Marina on SI. After working on it for the past month to get it ship-shape, it's great to go fishing again. Rewired, replumbed, bilge pumps, switches, anti-skid deck paint, etc, etc. Kinda of nice to walk onto the boat and...
  250. Halibut Howie

    Lure Fishing in SD Bay

    On 1/1 I'm putting our 21' boat in the water full time at Humphrey's Marina on SI in SD Bay. Now it's going to be very tempting to sneak out of work for a few hours and get some SD Bay fishing in. To save a few $ I'm going to give lure fishing a try. Since I've pretty much only fished with...
  251. Halibut Howie

    Banda Bank 12/13

    Spent friday thru sunday at cruiseport marina working on the boat with sat for fishing. 1st time fishing out of Ensenada. So friday nite rick and myself got the charts out and looked the area over. After four bottles of a santo tomas cab, we decided on the banda bank (51 fathom bank) and...
  252. Halibut Howie

    Non-Skid Epifanes Paint

    Has anyone used Epifanes Non-Skid deck paint? My boat's deck is the original 1987 gel coat. This paint is a one part paint with non-skid urethane pellets in suspension. Basically just clean the deck/cockpit surface then roll paint on directly from the can. It's that easy. No undercoat, no...
  253. Halibut Howie

    Lingcod Closure 11/20

    They are up to no good again. The govt bean counters will close the rockfish/lingcod fishing until 3/04 starting nov 20th. So you better get out their and get your share before it's too late. http://www.sacemup.org/pfmc/pfmc07.htm HH
  254. Halibut Howie

    LP Paint

    I'm getting tired of always cleaning/scrubbing my white Cabo 216. It's so white that it shows all spots and easily stains. I have plenty of LP paint from Proline both primer (306) and top coat (4801) left over from painting a computer floor. Two years later the floor is still like a mirror...
  255. Halibut Howie

    SD Bay 11/11

    Good tide in the bay so got an early start. Fished the jetty and outside around it first for nada. Back in the bay, at least started catching some fish. Lots of sand bass straight across from the pier aiming at the turning radar sail on north island where the bottom just starts up from 48' to...
  256. Halibut Howie

    South LJ 11/5

    Got a healthy 1/2 scoop of horse sardines for $15 with $5 tip for the kid and headed to the lingcod area in south LJ along the 120 ft ridge line. Made up three rigs at home to hook the lings on first bite. The first area I tried I noticed a seal right away so left for a spot 1/2 mile further...
  257. Halibut Howie

    SD Bay 11/4

    Fished the outgoing tide from 0800-1130. Steady bite on sandbass and sculpin. Three halibut, one keeper female at 35" 16.4lb. Camera is on it's last legs. HH
  258. Halibut Howie

    Halibut Howie Rig

    Here's a leader I tried last week to try to hook lingcod on the first bite. Used it with an 8oz cigar sinker and a large sardine or mack. This is version 2. HH
  259. Halibut Howie

    Lj 10/29

    Tried to get the kids up to go fishing and get some clean air on wed. They wanted to sleep so launched at greylite from dana landing. Got a scoop of 1/2 horse & 1/2 small dines and headed to south LJ kelp for some lings. Flew out at 35+ mph. Left a parker in my rooster tail. After big boat...
  260. Halibut Howie

    OB Engine Flush @ Dock?

    Is it possible to flush your outboard motor at the dock while your motor is still in the water or lifted just out? I'm going to be putting my Cabo 216 with 175 HP Suzuki in at Humphrey's Marina on SI and want to freshwater flush it somehow after using it. By going into partnership with Admo, I...
  261. Halibut Howie

    Gun Battle at the Cays

    While approaching Rick's house at the Coronado Cays on friday 10/24, noticed black smoke coming from where I thought his house was. Couple cop cars whizzed past me at the Cays guard shack. His road in Jamacian Village was blocked off so parked at the closeby club house. As I was walking to...
  262. Halibut Howie

    2004 Rockfish Proposed Changes

    The following changes are awaiting an ok on nov 7th. http://www.dfg.ca.gov/fg_comm/proposedregs03.htm Rockfish: mar-dec (10 mo), 360 ft, (1) bocaccio allowed. The 9 mile bank will now be open for fishing for us bottom hunter-gathers. There is a God! HH
  263. Halibut Howie

    Skippies on New Boat 10/18

    Finally got all the financial stuff together and headed south at noon friday 10/17 from long beach marine with a newer 1978 42' Californian Long Range Cruiser with dual cats. Neither one of us has any big boat experience so alot nervous. Dropped some jigs in around the oil rigs and trolled to...
  264. Halibut Howie

    PL & SD Bay 10/15

    Arrived at SI ramp at 0630. Waited for my new boat partner Admo (keeping the Cabo 216) and friend Billy. Admo must of had a meeting and does not make it. Call Billy's cell and ask where the hell is he? He's waiting at Dana landing ramp since 0515. Says he has to go to work. He has all the...
  265. Halibut Howie

    Email Arnold "Pissed as Hell"

    The lastest sheephead closure and coming closures of other species at all depths has really pissed me off. I just sent the following Email message to our new "People's Governor" ""Governor Arnold Some activist groups including the heads of the CA F&G, check their bios on their website...
  266. Halibut Howie

    Sheephead Closure 10/8

    Sheephead & cabezon fishing closes tomorrow, wed 10/8 for the year. Hey that's my normal fishing day and was planning on looking for sheephead for an hour or so. Da bums. I'm sure it's more bad data gathering by the F&G bean counters like they did the past 5+ years counting bocaccio. It...
  267. Halibut Howie

    Diamond Valley 10/3

    Thursday, Dave at work asked me if I wanted to fish with him friday for large mouth bass. Before I could respectfully say "no thanks" he said it was at the opener of Diamond Valley Lake. I've been watching them build and filling that lake from the beginning on my way back & forth to Palm...
  268. Halibut Howie

    Lj 10/1

    Left MB about 0700. Arrived at the south end of LJ just outside kelp in 120 ft of water. Caught a bunch of shorts and one 28" ling. Duane was visiting from Globe, AZ. While pulling up a ling his line takes off. For some fun I said it was a giant BSB. He fights it hard for about 1/2 hour...
  269. Halibut Howie

    Make-a-Wish Leaders 9/27

    Billy and myself left MB at 0700 to fish in the Make-a-Wish Tuna Tournament in American waters only because no mex licences. Started at the north end of the 9-mile and trolled south along the 500 fathom curve. Early picked up of some giant bonita (8-10#) on bp zukers. Slow for awhile then...
  270. Halibut Howie

    Rockfishing is Now Legal to 180 ft

    http://www.dfg.ca.gov/mrd/noaa_update.html Also this site it states that in 2004 they will probably increase the depth to 480 ft and season to 10 months (under the new scientific info article). http://www.dfg.ca.gov/mrd/newsletter/0803.html#2004regs. The CA F&G is finally figuring...
  271. Halibut Howie

    Tuna @ PL 9/24?

    Just left BoatUS with some never ending boat supplies. Struck up my usual conversation with the nice sales register gal. Talked about the make-a-wish tournament I'm fishing in saturday in american waters only. She says another steady customer, a sail boater, came in earlier and said he caught...
  272. Halibut Howie

    Lj 9/24

    Went to the south end of LJ, just outside the kelp with my 16 YO son and Billy the guy I'm fishing with sat in the Make-a-Wish tuna tournament. Wanted to just check the boat out. Got a late start and arrived at 0830. Water was blood red. Ugh. My son catches a 28" ling within 10 minutes then...
  273. Halibut Howie

    Fishing the 182

    Saturday 9/27, fishing in the "Make-a-Wish Tuna Tournamant". My buddy Billy paid my fee for the use of my boat. He owns McKees Tavern Sports Bar in RB. Good friend to have. We plan on fishing only in american waters because of lack of mex licenses. I seldom fish for tuna so also want a place...
  274. Halibut Howie

    High RPM Cutout

    Yesterday while running the motor full bore, it momentarily cut off and on a few times. I immediately pulled back on the throttle to idle. At the time I was heading due east just around the NW corner of the LJ kelp heading to scripps pier for bait. I was enjoying my new found power and speed...
  275. Halibut Howie

    Wiring & Speed

    While fixing up my boat to sell it, I was replacing the broken fuel gauge in the cuddy and noticed a conglomerations of splices for ground, ignition and 12vdc used for all the gauges and other stuff. Ended up putting in three buss bar one for each of these three voltages. In most cases ran...
  276. Halibut Howie

    Lj 9/10

    Met up with Admo at Dana landing at 0600. Was planning on doing some ling and sheephead fishing with him. He wanted to look at my like new 1987 Cabo 216. In formed him that I bought out my two boat partnres and now it's all mine and it's not for sale anymore. He gets a call and has to work...
  277. Halibut Howie

    Where's the Sheepshead?

    Read someone caught limits on sheepshead on shrimp in 70 ft of water in LJ kelp. Going there wed for some big lings so thought I'd fill out my day with some quality sheepshead. Yum, steamed sheepshead filets with black bean sauce. Does anyone have a general area to make my hunt easier? I'll...
  278. Halibut Howie

    Lj, 9/2

    Buddy needed to be home by noon so did another trip just like last week, i.e. south LJ, limits on lings (same #s) with a few other creatures mixed in. Home in time for my nap. HH
  279. Halibut Howie

    390/371, 8/29

    Went out is SocalMatt's boat a 29' Skagitt to look for the scarce tuna. I swear the weather gods have really been against me this year. I can not remember a calm day in the last 30 trips except 8/27. Mountain swells and wind until about 1100. Then the weather improved to shitty. Picked up a...
  280. Halibut Howie

    South LJ, 8/27

    Left MB and headed to my favorite lingcod area at 0630. 310 heading exactly 3.98 statue miles from entrance MB, 3248/11718. Scatched around for about an hour getting lotsa shorts. Then found a rock with a 10 ft dropoff, small kelp 20' forest on top. Spent the next 45 minutes hooking or...
  281. Halibut Howie

    302 8/22

    On the way to the 302 saw a big grey whale only a few hundred feet away. Arrived at the 302 about 0715. A handful of boats in the area. Worked the area then headed north towards the 224. Only limits I heard all day were just south of the 371 on a paddy both YT and YF. I think the numbers...
  282. Halibut Howie

    Lj 8/13

    After a week in Chicago visiting inlaws it was great to get back on the water. The only good thing about Chicago was playing golf at Medina CC. The US Open was played there a few years ago. Definately the hardest course I've ever played, 20 yd fairways with giant trees on both side with deep...
  283. Halibut Howie

    Lj 8/1

    After working a week in Globe AZ its nice to be home and cool again. Picked up a lb of squid from Dana Landing. It was old stinky stuff (next time buying it from the oriental markets in 5lb blocks). On the way up to LJ passed a few party boats working the kelp edges. A few privates/party...
  284. Halibut Howie

    Lj 7/16

    Arrived at about 1/2 way down the north end of the LJ kelp looking for some morning WSB. Dropped the hook right on the edge and started throwing bait. Short time later the calicos wake up and start hitting both dines and chovies. Left one beat up dine about 4 feet under the water. It...
  285. Halibut Howie

    Freezing Fish: Old Fashion Way

    Branman asked about how I freeze fish. Here's some of the fish I caught this week, mainly reds. Read this method in SouthCoast Sportfishing magazine in about 1985. Have used it since. Make sure to wash and dry your filets real good. Put a dinner into a ziplock, then seal in foil, then wrap...
  286. Halibut Howie

    7/3 Lj

    Three of us departed MB at about 0630 with a scoop on dines. Tried to look for WSB in north LJ kelp but ran into a wall of fog just north of crystal pier. Decided to fish for lings around this area until the fog lifts. Caught one keeper. No wind or drift. Fog did not lift so moved on to LJ...
  287. Halibut Howie

    JL lings/reds, 7/1

    Left MB at 0600 for LJ canynon for reds. about 10 miles. Got limit at 120 ft just at the top of the dropoff. Went into the kelp about .8 miles away to make bait. As I was setting the anchor with motor off, see a 30+ # WSB about 5 feet from the bow and about a foot underwater. Since I did not...
  288. Halibut Howie

    South Kelp 6/23

    Not much happening around SD so by headed by myself to the South Island for whatever, WSB, YT, lings. Weather pretty bad AGAIN. Got a 1/2 scoop of dines, squid and small macks at PL. Tried around the leeward side of south island for nada. Went to the south kelp to look for some wsb. Caught...