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  1. slayrider

    7/3 Coronados on the "Liberty"

    " I got two on swimbaits" Double points for that !!!
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    7/3 San Diego CA

    Today we put in at 5:30 AM. Trolled in 120 foot out to the NW corner, making (6) sand bass on a tube jig along the way. On the corner we made (3) rockfish with the plastic. Two red and one brown. On the way back we trolled over the tops of the bent over kelps for (2) short calico bass. Back on...
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    San Diego CA 6/27

    We put in this morning at 5 and was back on the sand by 9. Caught 6 calico bass to make 3 legals. Also caught a limit of rockfish including whitefish, brown fish, Reds and sheephead.
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    Coronados 6/20

    YES. Nothing will get you moving faster than a seal coming in hot.
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    Coronados 6/20

    That's sound advise DOGHOUSE, will do.
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    Coronados 6/20

    Thank you Otto, I'll replace it with fresh!!!
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    Coronados 6/20

    On June 20th we motored from San Diego Harbor to the Coronado Islands of Mexico for a morning of Yellowtail and Calico Bass fishing. We would end the session with two yellowtails and many bass, in fact we left the bass biting. We also lost four yellows to the rocks. Our fish today came on...
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    Catalina Island 6/12 Fishing Report

    Finally some good new out of 2020!!!
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    6/6 Long Beach

    Thank you sir, It's not easy being a meat eater in this day and age.
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    6/6 Long Beach

    LD, Robert’s boat has a steering wheel on the outside of the cabin, just starboard of the doorway. He leaves the motor in gear and drives, slowly, from the deck while fishing. On the other hand I did see many boats anchored up while fishing there so that must work too.
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    6/6 Long Beach

    We (my friend Robert and I) caught a dozen bass off the Long Beach Wall. Two big lessons learned for me: The first one, you can’t fish too close to the wall. The difference between throwing up into the rocks and five feet away from them is like night and day. The second is that, while rear...
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    RED TIDE San Diego 5/9/2020

    We put in at 5:30, back on the beach by 10:30. For three calico bass, one legal. Because of the corona pandemic the parking lot is still closed and everyone on the beach is wearing a mask but there is no shortage of street parking. We paddled and fished weadless swimbaits all the way to the NW...
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    LJ Last Saturday

    This is from last weekend as the San Diego Beaches are all closed today because of the Corona Virus Pandemic. At the time it was just another day on the water but looking back, it was a pretty good time and we hope to get back out there very soon. Everybody stay safe !!!
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    LJ 3/7/2020

    Thank you all for your replies because no one is as smart as all of us.
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    LJ 3/7/2020

    Put in at 6. Caught a couple of Calico Bass, Brown rockfish, Red rockfish, White rockfish, Sand Dabs. Dr Seuss would be proud. Back on the beach by 11.
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    1st Cast 1st Fish Curse

    Disproved but it took several hours to pick off the next bass.
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    Blue Water Sculpin

    Coming from you that means alot. Thank you, Sir.
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    Blue Water Sculpin

    While inshore bass fishing this week we caught a sculpin. Over the years I've caught untold numbers of these sea rattlers in the San Diego Harbor. Those fish are grey and dingy looking when compared to the few we have caught out here in the blue water. Its colors, so brilliant, are matched only...
  19. slayrider

    12' Okuma Cedros Surf Rod w/an Azores Spinner!

    Thank you for the report Chris – It’s all I can do to get 50 yards – are using a pendulum cast or just loading up the rod?
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    9/7 Bluefin on the Troll

    Yes. It was in the center and well back of the other two single ceder plugs, in a rod holder up above the cabin.
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    9/7 Bluefin on the Troll

    Today we, the brothers Robert & Rick left Shelter Island at 3:30 AM for the Southern Zone. Made a 100 mile plus, 12 hour loop back for one very nice 45 pound Bluefin Tuna.
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    La Jolla-Aug 17th

    John S, Was out there too with similar results. I was surprised there were so many PBs there given the tuna are so close and wide open.
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    Lookin for a report for LJ OR PTL 8/10/19

    Todd The northwest horizon like on the north side of the canyon was full of hundreds of diving birds for over an hour that must have held some pelagic fish mixed in there somewhere. But if you can’t get the YT to go there is always the ever present Calico. They are in a hungry post spawn mood...
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    Coronado Islands 7/20

    When we first arrived the water was 64ish after the wind came up and rolled the surface water over we were showing 60 degrees.
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    Coronado Islands 7/20

    · 13 yellow tail · 6 barracuda · 1 calico bass · 64-60 degree water · Nice ride over but a little bumpy on the way back
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    La Jolla-June 8th

    I have a good fishing friend who says he only looks at the pictures because from them he can tell everything he needs to know.
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    4/27 LJ

    I have a love hate relationship with the rattlesnakes…love to eat them. But the last one that struck me, while I was shaking it off my hook, sent me to the ER. I was fishing in a tournament in the SD Harbor and was focused on other more important matters like beating the competition…not showing...
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    4/27 LJ

    Easy launch. 63 degree water temp. Great paddling. (2) Calico full of tuna crab. (2) Tree Fish. (2) White fish. (1) Sculpin. Home by noon.
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    The San Diego 11/20-"Hell Yella !"

    You put alot of effort into this report....thanks!
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    LJ 10/10 Veterans Fish

    We put in at 7AM. Caught (5) Bonita between the buoy line and the hotel bump. Back on the sand by 9. When our vet comes to town there are two things they always want. The first is a California burrito and the second is a paddle out past the brakers.
  31. slayrider

    11/2 Redondo - Bonito Boils

    Great report and action video clips...thanks
  32. slayrider

    Two Saturdays at Catalina and a Sunday on the Beach / 10/20-10/27 Report

    I live for shallow water bass fishing like that....thanks
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    LJ 10/27

    6AM and the fog is so thick at the put-in I had to use my compass to find my out of the reserve. Paddled west but then I heard a breaking wave to port and changed screens to find I was in only 20 feet of water. The ripping downhill current was pushing me into the cliff. In another minute or two...
  34. slayrider

    Smoke 'em if you Caught 'em - LJ 10/20/18

    Great write up...never had any luck smoking them but will try again...thanks
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    LJ 10/20

    We fished Saturday morning for a pair of Bonito and a ½ a dozen assorted rockfish. There was a real fast moving downhill current that had the kelp bent over. Back on the sand by noon. An all-around beautiful morning.
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    Pt Loma bones! 10/17

    Such a great time of the year!
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    LJ 10/6

    We launched at grey to catch a limit of Ocean Whitefish & (4) California Sheephead. Back on the sand by noon. Plan A was abandoned when we could not make live bait. Plan B was to locate structure using lobster trap buoys and then meter them for fish. I took about five tries before we found the...
  38. slayrider

    Last Saturday @ the Coronado’s and Beyond

    Ron, I do apologize for the lateness as I know that fishermen like myself come here throughout the week to gather intel from the previous weekend so they we can best plan for the upcoming weekend. But even with looping there was so many minutes maybe hours of raw video to wade through that I...
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    Last Saturday @ the Coronado’s and Beyond

    We launched from Chula Vista CA, love that boat launch, ramp and convenient trailer parking. On our way out of the harbor we picked up a good healthy scoop of anchovies & made mackerel at the bait docks too. We were the 1st private boat at the tuna pins. Made a limit of yellowtail by 8:26 AM...
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    Shark Week- small mako jumping

    Last Saturday we had the largest shark of my life do a swim they know its shark week or something.
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    MDO camping/hiking/fishing

    A couple weeks ago we did our 3rd annual camping and coastal kayak fishing trip up in Montaña de Oro State Park. From the coastal hiking to the shallow water rock fishing, I can’t say enough good things about that place. We caught all the gophers & black & yellows we needed for camp meat and...
  42. slayrider

    Morro Bay on the Endeavor

    Very detailed write-up thanks.
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    Eastern Sierras - Bishop/Owens River Area

    Adrien, We spent last weekend fishing there. Stayed at Brown was nice to pitch the tent on grass and the river was within walking distance.
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    LJ 4/14

    Thanks Steve, I like to film the surf launch and landings because it can be the most exciting part of the trip. Upon landing I leave it run for awhile, kind of like a trail cam it capture all kinds of wildlife.
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    LJ 4/14

    There you go, Greg! As a creator yourself you know I'm still looking at that crime scene clip in high definition trying to figure it out. Had that fish on for 5 minutes and 36 second...fundamentally did nothing wrong...the line just separated as if cut with a knife.
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    LJ 4/14

    Thank you Christopher, for adding your report...every moment on the the water while fishing coastal is special.
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    LJ 4/14

    Fished LJ from Grey till afternoon for one Red. Water temp was 62-63. Air temp in the morning was 52…stayed comfortably cool, all day, while out on the water. Lost a big one that came on fin bait…but getting on film and sharing the replay with friends makes the loss less painful.
  48. slayrider

    LJ 4/7 Do Conditions Matter

    This Boat Ramp is located at the west end of Avenida de la Playa, near the south end of La Jolla Shores Beach, in La Jolla, California.....thanks
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    LJ 4/7 Do Conditions Matter

    Reasons to doubt my chances were because of the bright sun, plentiful bait and time of day.
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    LJ 4/7 Do Conditions Matter

    The water temperature was 62. Bluebird skies. Tons of baitfish everywhere. Caught (1) 5 pound’ish Calico Bass but it made the trip totally worth it!
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    Sick Yellowtail Video!

    Great video & commentary...thanks
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    Mission Bay San Diego 3/3

    This is a video kayak fishing report for Mission Bay, San Diego. Made bait, caught a few shorts. Proving once again that even when the weather is too rough to launch out through the surf there is always fun bay fishing to fall back on.
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    LJ 2/3 Whale Watching

    We launched out to near zero surf for a slow pick on small calico bass etc…as a private boater commented after a whale passed between us “It’s a better day for whale watching than fishing”.
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    12/26 San Diego Bay n Beyond

    Because the Shelter Island boat ramp is closed until May, we launched out of Glorietta Bay. Making it out to the whistler just before sunrise. As the sun rose we caught calico bass and sculpin while throwing swimbaits. We made a move out into the kelp beds for more calico bass but found the lack...
  55. slayrider

    Potholing Lake La Jolla 12/9

    Today we caught calico bass along the coastline & out in the kelps while throwing swimbaits. Later we caught them in deeper structure using whole squid.
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    KOMODO SS 250 Size Reel?

    I still fish the KOMODO 250, grey in color, not the SS version and it performs well but for this kind of inshore fishing a smaller size saltwater version would be nice.
  57. slayrider

    The "San Diego" 11/6. YELLAS !

    Great Report,,feels like i was there!
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    Pursuit went LONG ! ! !

    "even some of the guys that did fish had never fished tuna before and these were solid 30-40lb fish" That mush have been exciting....thanks for the report
  59. slayrider

    Coronado islands yellowtail video

    From in the blue waters beside the boat to the birds eye view above you got all of the great shots…awesome video! I’m happy to be your 2nd YouTube subscriber.
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    LJ 9/16

    We Fished La Jolla Saturday morning for a better grade of Bonita. What they lacked in numbers they more than made up for in size & heart.
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    1.5 day O95 plus 1/2 day PM New Seaforth Report

    That is the fishing report of the year right there!!!!
  62. slayrider

    Coronado Islands report 9/9

    That's a day on the water you will never forget...thanks!
  63. slayrider

    LJ 8/26

    The surface temperature was 71.4 degrees. We caught (10) Bonito on a Crystal Minnow hard bait and (2) Calico Bass.
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    North Beach 8/12

    Last week we fished North Beach out of Leo Carrillo State Park for a slow pick on short butts & calico bass.
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    Oside 8-3 and 8-4

    Awesome grill n fish!
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    Mahilini - 3/4 day - July 25

    Great trip the that boat.
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    Coronados 7/15

    Thanks Keith, I got my 1 day licence for 12 bucks and pretty much all of the tackle I use from Joey @ Squidco Fishing in San Diego.
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    Coronados 7/15

    Senior Chief, As long as you already had them in the tank, I would recommend giving the macks a try. Our red nosed dines sometimes took off like a shot but after a 15-30 seconds soak they just kind of sank out or when tolled they swam lazily along unlike the mimi-mack who struggled to no end to...
  69. slayrider

    Coronados 7/15

    I turned 60 this week, as much as that sucks it was made easier by my good friend Robert who took me out for a good day of fishin. The big take away for today: when the bait at the receiver is less than perfect try supplementing it with some fresh caught mackerel. And because ours was on the...
  70. slayrider

    Komodo SS Power Knob - Upgrade-able ?

    That there is a BIG handle for a baitcaster!
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    LJ 7/8 Plenty of Bait & Sharks

    Today and this fishing report is nothing special except as much as everyday out on-the-water and all of Your timely fishing reports are Special. Released one shark and kept a limit of whitefish.
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    MDO 7/2/17

    We had our annual camping trip at the Montaña de Oro State Park where we caught Cabezon, Lingcod and assorted Rock Fish from Kayaks. It was more winding than in past years. Still a beautiful & wild place with lots of quality nearshore fishing.
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    Three very different days at PV calico report

    Erik, those underwater pictures are beautiful!
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    San Clemente Island Calico Report 4/1 & 4/2

    My favorite Calico Fishing spot ever...great read!
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    Rockfish - Caught on Camera

    Thank you Nathan...your videos are incredible!
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    DP 3/19 Rock & Bass

    We left the Dana Point Harbor just before light and motored out to Box Canyon where we rock fished in 200-300 foot of water. From there we ran back in to the San Onofre kelp. There we set the anchor and chummed in Calico, Sand & Black Sea Bass. On the way back we trolled the Capistrano Bight for...
  77. slayrider

    Best Price / Place to Buy Okuma Cortez CZ-C-701Ha rod?

    They do not make a heavy action but you can get a medium action rod on AMAZON for 78 dollars + 5 dollars shipping.
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    Komodo SS Power Knob - Upgrade-able ?

    Hey Wildman, One approach would be to locate a product service center near you, and ask them to make the modification for you.
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    late report 11/19 - Newport YT

    That bent hook says it all!
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    SCI on the Tribute 9/10 overniter

    Was it luck or was the HS doing something different? Thank you for reporting in!
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    Way to cap off a meat run!
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    10/29 LJ Better Luck than Good

    Reno, you are too kind…THANKS! Here is one more thing I forgot to add. Once I have the fish on the clip & deck I always test to see what it takes to fail my system. So to test I simply put a couple of raps of line around my hand and gradually pull a little harder until something gives...
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    10/29 LJ Better Luck than Good

    I use 50 pound braid to at least 6 feet of fluorocarbon leader tied together with a KG knot. I prefer the pink floro and white or blue round braids. Our fin baits have been small so in my mind the least amount of line weight (momo is heavy & braid is lite) the easier for them to drag it around...
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    10/29 LJ Better Luck than Good

    You are not the first person to think that LJ. As far as I know no one has ever captured a Bluefin right there but I hope to be the first.
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    10/29 LJ Better Luck than Good

    We fished 64-67 degree water for (4) white fish, (1) sheephead, (1) bonito and (1) 25-pound YT caught on a flylined mini mack in 90 feet of water at the ¾. Our fish today were caught using the Komodo & Metaloid Reels on Shadow Stalker & SCT Inshore Rods.
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    Santa Barbara Coastal Rockfish Report

    That's a nice problem to have....great article....thank!
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    SD 10/1

    Yes, I think. But mostly my videos are made exclusively for our fishing reports here on BD and REALLY appreciate all of the great feedback from everyone here...thanks!
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    SD 10/1

    Yes & Yes. I was first a sponsored member of their Kayak Fishing Tournament Team and today I'm a Tackle Tester. Over that time I have witnessed quite a change in the gear and have become a big okuma fan.
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    SD 10/1

    Saturday, around midday, out on the NW Corner we caught a 25 pound halibut in 127 feet of 69 degree water on a butt hooked lizard fish. The bottom fish were biting for us on the edge of the structure, easily identified by the lobster pot buoys. Today we were fishing the Komodo Lowprofile...
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    San Diego 9/17

    I think that is your best melody to has become my theme song.
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    San Diego 9/17

    Thank you all for the kind replies & words! :D Tam, I’ve been using the 250 & 350 size Komodo baitcasting reels for saltwater bassin now for over two years without a single gear failure. Previously my biggest problem was with the thumb bars, after a season the bar would start to act up and...
  92. slayrider

    San Diego 9/17

    The water temperate this Saturday was 64-65 degrees. Conditions were flat calm. We caught a mixed limit of Rock & White Fish, Sheephead, Calico & Johnny Bass. We caught our fish today on the KOMODO Lowprofile Baitcast Reel KDR-273V. 20-poud braid with a 10-pound mono leader.
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    San Diego 9/10/16

    At around 9AM the water surface temp was 71 degrees. We caught (2) rock fish in 80-feet of water and left them biting to catch (2) 15-pound class yellowtails in 60-feet of water. We left them biting because that was all the fish I had room for on the deck of my kayak. Caught all my fish on the...
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    SCI 9/2

    The Andros A-5NS (narrow spool) has become my favorite boat reel for fly-lining live baits. It feels small in my hands but still holds hundreds (I want to say 300) of yards of 50 pound braid. Tough as nails and comes with a 3-year warranty. Matt, you won’t be disappointed with this reel. The...
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    SCI 9/2

    We did not catch any tuna but the bass, bonito and YT were stupid wide open. Caught all my fish on the okuma ANDROS A-5NS Reel on a Heavy 8’ MAKAIRA rod with 50 lb braid to 20 lb floro leader & ANDROS 2-SPEED Reel on a SCT ALBACORE ROD with 65 lb braid to 40 lb floro leader.
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    7/4/16 Montaña de Oro State Park

    Yes, we did launch from the Spooners cove. It seems to always be very protected there. I hear that there is a deep shelf so was warned to not wade out too far before setting in the kayak. Thank you all for the kind words.
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    7/4/16 Montaña de Oro State Park

    We were invited to a 4th of July camp and fish in the Montaña de Oro State Park by our good friend Louis Ciminieri. This was our 1st time rock fishing Central California and really did not know what to expect. But we caught fish from shore out to 1 mile. Many of the local kayak fisherman do not...
  98. slayrider

    La Jolla Iron Yellow

    You nailed it, Russell!
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    San Diego 6/4

    Launched at the Shores this weekend where the marine layer was palatable….kind a nice! Made bait trolling a saiki crankbait combo as the fish are all up feeding on micro fin baits. They are 1” long and everywhere. But mostly along the 65.5-66.5 degree temperature brake. Trolled a fly lined...
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    Opinions on Trio Rex Arena and 10' MH Travel Surf Rod For Baja Surf

    Trio Arena Surf Spinning Reel Update: Raymond, Memorial Day I got the TASSR & 10’ Cedros Surf Rod out for the 1st time. It is saltwater resistant. I make it a point to treat my reels as the everyday tools they are and that means dropping them right into the sand as will happen from time to time...
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    Metaloid question

    Hello Joseph, I just received one too. In the clip we will unbox it together. If you turn the volume up, this is the noise I hear. I feel resistance when turning the handle to move the gears but nothing out of the ordinary.
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    Lucky Craft Combo

    For me it’s the Okuma: Helios baitcaster on a 9’9” T-40X Salmon & Steelhead Rod. Also like this rod in spinning. Ceymar C-55 Spinner on the 8’6” Cedros or Shadow Stalker Rod.
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    Okuma metaloid 5ii

    No John, we have not had any issues with the Metaloid Reel. And we routinely soak ours in saltwater. I too have used and very much like the new online repair system: They sent an email when my reel arrived at the shop for repair. Another when it was being repaired and a 3rd email when it was...
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    Opinions on Trio Rex Arena and 10' MH Travel Surf Rod For Baja Surf

    Raymond, I've been interested in this reel too.
  105. slayrider

    Spinning reel??

    I would like to see the AZORES spinner with a baitfeeder.
  106. slayrider

    Okuma Andros 16iia

    How cool is that!
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    And I see Dave Brown made the long range report too! okuma is taking over.
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    Cedros Star Drag

    I agree but okuma will build off of this successful design to make an even better reel. That you can depend on!
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    Okuma Azores spinning reels!

    Jesse, We started testing the Azores Spinner late last season on cali sized paddy tuna and again early this season on yellowtail. The reel in the video was also lost in the surf for an hour; even after all of that time in the spin cycle it still perform like it did right out of the box. If...
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    Cortez rod and reel

    Steve, I too recently had an especially great experience with the Cortez rod and reel. The tuna were feeding on krill so we had to drop down to very light line, baited with chunk bait. The reel and medium heavy rod was a perfect match for this blue water style of fishing. For everyday use along...
  111. slayrider

    8/22 San Diego

    Thank you, Skipper, Peter & Sandy. Wikipedia and the members of bloody decks are my best resources, when it comes to fishing!
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    8/22 San Diego

    We launched the Bre Clancy out of Shelter Island @ 4AM. The line at the bait barge felt like it was barely moving until they opened up both sides and then things took off. We received the best scoop and a half of sardines ever! Towards the end of the session we had to kill live pieces just to...
  115. slayrider

    8/15/15 San Diego

    We launched well before sunrise and paddled over to the Scrips pier to make bait but when the pier lights are turned off the greenbacks can be hit or miss. Paddled across a very quiet canyon and over to the kelps for all you want brown bait. Sometimes I troll a shallow running hard bait in...
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    Mackerel Bank 8/8

    The Bre Clancy left Danna @ 3:30 for the Mackerel Bank. At first light my ole fishin buddy Robert and I broke two off and landed one. After that we left the fleet to troll feathers. We saw a few spots of tuna up and foamin but none would bite. At the 2 minute warning we slid into the 14 Mile...
  117. slayrider

    San Diego ¾ day 7/27

    We have fished the Nomad Travel rods for years. They feel like a 1-piece but with the option of breaking down when needed. Very satisfied!
  118. slayrider

    San Diego ¾ day 7/27

    Today the sport boat fleet was anchored up off the IB kelp line so you could have expected the same results from any of the party boats. But I always fished the Malihini with my father back when they fished the islands. Even now I felt his present there with me and my daughter. There was 51...
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    San Diego 6.27.15

    Good advise! You have me rethinking our landing process. Thank you.
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    San Diego 6.27.15

    I made some of the best memories a dad can own while kayak fishing with my son and daughters. Kayaks like bikes are so so so stable right up until you find the tipping point and then there is no recovery. But that's how we learn.
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    San Diego 6.27.15

    We both use inflatable PFDs I use the traditional around the neck version and he chooses the belt pack.
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    San Diego 6.27.15

    He flipped when he turned around to his left without putting his right leg into the water, as a counter balance. I myself did the exact same thing. Once or twice back in my scupper pro days.
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    San Diego 6.27.15

    99% of the time no. Because we normally only flip while landing in the surf. While transitioning through the surf we keep everything tied down.
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    San Diego 6.27.15

    Yes there was. But getting it on video made it well worth the cost of replacement.
  125. slayrider

    San Diego 6.27.15

    He is lucky to have a mentor like you as you see what kind of trouble his ole man gets him into :-)
  126. slayrider

    San Diego 6.27.15

    So true. Our center of gravity is so much higher with the fish up off of the deck.
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    San Diego 6.27.15

    The water was 71.2 degrees. Lots of tuna crabs. The greenback Johnny made and used for bait was a jumbo. He was trolling parallel the kelps in 90 feet. My son was content fishing calico and rock fish with me up until my friend Robert took him to the Coronado’s for some yellowtail. Now that’s...
  128. slayrider

    Any first hand review on Komodo 364p?

    Alot of good feedback already but allow me add my thought anyway: Brian, These are pre power handle pictures. I’ve since added the power handle to one of my Komodos and do find it to be a good addition for fighting schooly size yellowtail and tuna or fish where it’s more about screwing down...
  129. slayrider

    SaltWaterBassSeries features Kayak Event in Dana...

    The meaning of Yani in Hebrew is “he is gracious” and in Aramic is “he will answer”. You are found guilty on both accounts.
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    Cortez 5

    Jeff, Here is a clip comparing the two reels. I do agree that these reels are great values and that a narrow spool size 5 would be a good addition to the lineup.
  131. slayrider

    San Diego 4.11.15

    Saturday morning we fished from grey till 11 but did most of our catching from 8-10. Six of the twelve calico bass we caught weighed 2.5 pounds on the digital scale; they were chunks and if we had not been packing a scale they would have been solid 3 ½, depending on the camera angle, maybe even...
  132. slayrider

    Rpt.-Sat.-04-11-15 Local fishing for Bass and Critters.

    Cory, your timely fishing reports are a great help and source of inspiration. Thanks.
  133. slayrider

    Metaloid/Andros Gear Fix

    I too have been using both of those reels with no issues.
  134. slayrider

    Coronado Island 4.4.2015

    Saturday, after the total eclipse of the moon, we made the run from Pt Loma to the Coronado Island. There we put my son on his first and second yellowtail. We found the 15 pound class fish under birds. They are moving fast, very fast. Find the birds and find the fish. His gear is an Azores...
  135. slayrider

    Rockin San Diego

    I've never had a report so well received. Thank you all for the very kind words. The beach they call the Shores: it is at the the foot of Avenida de la Playa Rd infront of the Shores Hotel. Coy, I think maybe these are spillover fish from the reserve that never gets fished. Maybe? It seems...
  136. slayrider

    Rockin San Diego

    Today was my 1st shot at the 2015 rockfish season. And it was my son’s first time fishing rocks from the kayak. No wind or swell made for perfect spot and stalk conditions out on the canyon. We paddled along the 100-200 foot mark where the canyon walls are shear. Here I showed my son how to...
  137. slayrider

    advice on the Okuma azores???

    My problem with Okuma spinning reels is that they make too many good models to choose from! The Azores is a big man sized reel. You might want to check out the Caymus C-55. Below is a clip of my children and the Caymus reel in action. My personal favorite is the TRIO BF 55 loaded with braid...
  138. slayrider

    Andros A-5ll Owners

    For tuna, tails and dodo I spool with 50lb round braid to 30' of 25lb mono. On a long soak it seems the sardines can pull the smooth blue thread longer without exhaustion and the mono gives me that shock absorption need when a big fish decides to make those boat side runs, jumps and head shakes.
  139. slayrider

    SD Harbor

    Each winter about this time we transition from inshore to harbor fishing where we fish from the jetty all the way into the south bay. This year the harbor seems to be healthier than ever. Not as many fishermen either. Last time out we caught 10 species including a legal halibut. All of the old...
  140. slayrider

    Shadow Stalker rod?

    Jessy, Same as Dave I use it for bass. We also used for yellowtail and tuna this year. Worked so well we hope fill the freezer with it again this summer.
  141. slayrider


    The chest mount gives an interesting 1st person perspective. Thanks.
  142. slayrider

    Any New News on the Azores Spinning Reel?

    We have caught more than a few Yellowtail on the Okuma Azores spinning reel but it’s hard to catch and film on a kayak at the same time. Here is a clip of the price point Caymus C-55 in action. So have to love the kuma spinners…all of them!
  143. slayrider

    Do big waves affect the fish?

    As we transition into late fall and winter, that's a good question. For me the tides are more influential than storm surge. Still be prepared to move around until you find the feeding fish.
  144. slayrider

    San Diego October 4th

    The long summer is not over yet as good numbers of perch and sharks continue to show for our local fishermen.
  145. slayrider

    San Diego 9.20.14

    I stand corrected, that would be a yellow fin croaker. Here is a clip of us catching one. We always begin with sand crabs. The chunk bait is a byproduct of deep hooked perch that we are unable to revive. Always trying to keep it simple and use what’s there. Did anyone watching the Chargers...
  146. slayrider

    San Diego 9.20.14

    Yes..perch chuncks. The 1/3 of the fish that includes the belly works the best for me. I think because it is more visible or shinny. Also the trailing gut may add a scent value. I try to keep my surf gear light so only one rod and only what gear that fits in my vest. On a typical morning in...
  147. slayrider

    San Diego 9.20.14

    Got an early morning session in for (6) perch and (2) leopard sharks to 30-pounds. I used the same outfit to catch the perch as the sharks. 15-pound mainline to 8-pound leader for the perch and then spliced on a 40-pound mono leader for the sharks. Simple but fun!
  148. slayrider

    San Diego August 2nd

    No iron fish Capt. Eric but not for a lack of trying. After the 1st tuna stop turned into a plunker we yoyo'd a heavy iron down to meter marks @ 60' below the boat. And all took turns throwing wax wings on boils. The trolling didn't produce either. What worked was two scoops of well cured...
  149. slayrider

    San Diego August 2nd

    (3) Mexican limits of yellowfin tuna & (4) yellowtail. Every time I tell myself this is as good as it gets the next trip is better than the last. On the fist paddy stop the yellowtail ate the 50 pound mono off my meat stick the okuma Nomad Rod and Cedros Reel but the tuna were shy (line and...
  150. slayrider

    Grande Overnight YFT Madness

    "you can't ever chase yesterdays fish and you can't let yesterdays slow count dictate tomorrow" Great report, pictures and perspective!
  151. slayrider

    San Diego July 18th

    Thanks all, the replayed video has become part of my fishing reeducation. The editing takes a while but not nearly as long as typing out a detailed report. And all the while I’m watching those little things that happen on deck what otherwise would go unnoticed. Robert, with the tuna so close...
  152. slayrider

    San Diego July 18th

    (8) YFT (2) on the troll (6) on bait. We left the harbor just before sunrise, back by noon. After rounding Point Loma we headed straight west until reaching the canyon and trolled south. We had two troll stops catching tuna on bait each stop. My bait fish was caught on the Okuma Andros single...
  153. slayrider

    San Diego 5th of July

    We ran straight down 70 miles south of Point Loma to where 3 tuna pens were being towed. From there we circled out and back north. Restless Robert is not a big troller unless there is a good reason. The YFT we caught while on our way home was under diving turns and what looked like feeding fish...
  154. slayrider

    San Diego 5th of July

    Matthew, we metered fish at 60 feet below the paddy. Yoyo'd the blue & white irons along with a megabait. The largest yellows were all hooked deep below the paddy. The YT hit on the wind. In one of the clips you see Robert loosing line at an alarming rate as a BIG fish, probably a blue fin...
  155. slayrider

    San Diego 5th of July

    Jimm, a part of me cant drive by the islands without thinking of making another paddle out to fish the middle grounds.
  156. slayrider

    San Diego 5th of July

    15 YT, 1 Spanish Jack & 1 YFT My bait fish were caught with the Okuma Andros reel model A-5NS on a Shadow Stalker Rod. My iron fish came on an Okuma Cedros reel model CD10S on a Nomad Rod. It has been a long and sometimes choppy ride but today Robert & Brian are the men and this is the gear...
  157. slayrider

    Finally A Real Cast To Catch Fishing Camera Coming ICAST 2014

    Being able to rewind your session really is a game changer.
  158. slayrider

    Pre work corb report 6-19-14

    he fish smoked off 30 yrds of line.......YES!!!!!!!!!
  159. slayrider

    Monster Long Beach and Bass

    I know it is alot of work to edit them, Dan but your video reports rock!
  160. slayrider

    PB WSB!

    Solid fish & report!
  161. slayrider

    San Diego Memorial Day Weekend

    That would be a rubber lip. You just never know whats coming up next.
  162. slayrider

    San Diego May 25th

    Glad you like it. Because I find it so much easier pulling out the little waterproof pocket camera to capture and share a few moments of the session when compared to taking stills then trying to describe in words what was happening.
  163. slayrider

    San Diego Memorial Day Weekend

    We put in at the Shores along with the Kayak Nation. While on the way to my corner, stopped to throw a pointer in front of a line of speed bait for the 1st barracuda of the season. Its official, summer is here. On the outside, fishing with the fleet, the sporties would come, meter around and...
  164. slayrider

    San Diego May 25th

    We fished thru grey, down below the golf course this morning for wide open perch. No slabs and no beans but fun none the less. Had the place all to our selves' right up until nine when we left for breakfast. Wishing all of the fishermen here a fishy Memorial Day. Today we were fishing an...
  165. slayrider

    Long Beach

    He wanted to run out to Catalina Island but the afternoon forecast was for gale force winds so we stayed local. My ole fishin buddy Robert is a second generation Long Beach fisherman with more local spots than Carter's got pills. Local was good to us today. We caught everything from keeper...
  166. slayrider

    NEW Okuma Komodo 364P

    Last year we loaded the Komodo up with 65 pound string to a generous top shot of 25 pound mono. This outfit we used to finish off a limit of schoolies . This season we spooled a Komodo up with 50 pound smooth braid and moved it into the starting lineup for all coastal applications. This is...
  167. slayrider

    Okuma Cedros Star Drag

    Well thang, we did not get on the bft last year but we did catch plenty of other worthy fighters and we fish will all of the most popular reels on the market. As a child I started out fishing with star drags. Know their personalities and how to get the most of them. And the Cedros 15 is the...
  168. slayrider

    help !

    The Cedros star drag is a tank! Its overbuilt but not over priced and will last you a lifetime.
  169. slayrider

    Channel Islands Rockfishing *VIDEO* 3/16/2014

    Very much enjoyed the video report, Chase. Thanks.
  170. slayrider

    Navy Does Cod

    Done by 10...nice!
  171. slayrider

    NEW Okuma Komodo 364P

    ctran, I've been fishing a Komodo reel all last year for calico through schoolie sized yellow. It cast forever and cranks hard. Know it's a BIG reel though! I like that because you can still fish it like a smaller baitcaster but you can never make a little reel big when it counts. Okuma customer...
  172. slayrider

    San Diego 2.2.2014

    Thank you all for the kind words. Yes, John that is Mr. Lightfoot whom Im certain is a fisherman too.
  173. slayrider

    San Diego 2.2.2014

    We fished through grey for 10, what appeared to be, male barred surf perch to 10- inches. Love the solitude of surf fishing in the winter and we always fish the Super Bowl because there is never anyone else on the sand. Well that is except for the sand pipers, fish the pipers and never be...
  174. slayrider

    Travel Rod Nomad NT-S-703M-MH

    We put the heavy Nomad spinning rod on alot of fish last year with good results.
  175. slayrider

    Shark Fishing Tips

    Make it look like you're filleting fish and discarding the racks...that's a natural pecking order for them.... Great advice...thanks! And thank you both for the circle hook insights.
  176. slayrider

    Shark Fishing Tips

    Rich, fishing for sharks is fun here too. I hate leaving a hook in a shark so we were thinking of using circle hooks this year. But these breakaway hooks look to be an even better choice. Thanks. I have a question about free swimmers: It seems the bigger the shark the slower they are to take...
  177. slayrider

    Red Grouper.

    Thank you for the report and on the water picture.
  178. slayrider

    San Diego Fishing Report 9.14.2013
  179. slayrider

    KAYAK FISH san diego 9.7.2013

    I'm sure there is a simple explanation for all the unexplainable stuff we see while out on the sea: My sensor is attached to the outside of the bottom hull and located within an inch of the same scupper hole I pee into. I've never had the equipment checked for calibration. Having spent ten...
  180. slayrider

    KAYAK FISH san diego 9.7.2013

    No. For most of the session we had 69-71.
  181. slayrider

    KAYAK FISH san diego 9.7.2013

    Last week in the same area it was 69. I know its been hot but up over 10 degrees in a week i incredable.
  182. slayrider

    KAYAK FISH san diego 9.7.2013 I've not been so happy to see a football season begin since I played high school ball myself. Last Saturday the yaks and boats were too numerous to count and today it is locals only. The water is still warming but summer's crowd is gone. This is the best time of the...
  183. slayrider

    Carlsbad Report

    I can't wait for the report, Chris.
  184. slayrider

    Carlsbad Report

    We did our annual family vacation at the resort where I was able to steal away for several short sessions. The lagoon looked promising, fished it through the entire morning high tide. Still have yet to unlock her secrets though. Got one morning session with my fishing friend Eddy of the Gulf...
  185. slayrider

    Cedros Coastal Question

    Rodger, I have that stick too. And would not think twice about taking it on a day and a half trip. Good fishing.
  186. slayrider

    San Diego 8.17.2013

    <o:p></o:p> Robert, Brian, Lewis and myself launched from Shelter Island at 3:30 AM. No waiting at the bait barge where the sardines were extra large and well cured. We ran straight down 62 miles south, southwest of Pt Loma. The water temp at the Islands was 68 degrees but it got progressively...
  187. slayrider

    Calico/Swimbait Reel We put the Komodo through the surf cycle (literally) for several months of testing. Smaller low profiles tend to develop thumb bar issues. But not this design - its metal frame is battle wagon STRONG!
  188. slayrider

    San Diego 8\2\13

    <o:p></o:p> Robert, Brian & myself launched from Shelter Island at 4 AM. We stopped for bait before running south. Shortly after crossing the border we made our first paddy stop. It held a big Mola, jellyfish and a ton of bait so we topped off the tank with mini-macks. Two more paddy stops...
  189. slayrider

    Nomad Travel Rod

    Dennis, I've used the Nomads for several seasons without incident but I was forewarned not to over seat the rod sections. In the picture that is how they look when they are fully seated. There is no need to seat the sections any farther. The connector is a European style so the outer sections...
  190. slayrider

    Dawn Patrol San Diego 6.29.13

    Thanks guys. We were below the glider port.
  191. slayrider

    Dawn Patrol San Diego 6.29.13 Fished from grey until 9AM for (5)Yellowfin & (12) Perch. We made the croaker first. All of them came from the same hole. After that flurry we caught the perch while fan casting and side stepping other likely looking stretches. The perch weren't piled up in any...
  192. slayrider

    New Seaforth pm last week & dishonest crew...

    <o:p></o:p> I only ride the local sporties a couple times each year and usually when I'm certain it will be a light load. Our last trip was during the final week of rock fishing season 2012. I snapped a picture/moment in time of my son holding a big red that is now the wallpaper on my cell...
  193. slayrider

    Calico/Swimbait Reel

    Mark, I recommend you go with the Cedros CJ-250 on a CC-S-801MH or XXH power Cedros rod. This Okuma combo is perfect for boiler bass and throwing heavy swimbaits.
  194. slayrider

    Catalina Report

    0030_Shut off alarm, inhale a bowl of cereal & load the truck. 0100_Leave San Diego for Long Beach. There are moments when as far as I can see in both directions, mine are the only headlights on HWY-5. 0300_ Meet up with my longtime fishin friend Robert and his friend Fred. We launch the...
  195. slayrider

    Rpt-Sat-05-11-13 SCI Reds and Lings.

    BIG ling on bass gear, gotta love that.
  196. slayrider

    Coastal Kayak White Sea Bass

    Have watched it three times. Because I so love a happy ending. Gonna watch it again!
  197. slayrider

    Spooling up a Cortez 5 Cheeks, we fished the 10 size last year with 30 pound mono for yellowtail, dorado and rockfish here out of San Diego with so much success we are this year going to do a repeat with the 5 size.. Because of the small spool size we went with 50 pound string to...
  198. slayrider

    Red Rooster Loftus & Martin 15 day

    I want to get back on the Rooster ~ fishinest boat in the fleet!
  199. slayrider

    KAYAK FISH San Diego April 13th

    schwapper, I was throwin plastics on the bass and droping cut squid on the rockfish. SWIMBAIT: Let me elaborate here, over the past few season we have come to utilize the split belly design more than any other. Because it can be quickly and easily rigged to fish at any depth. When rigged...
  200. slayrider

    KAYAK FISH San Diego April 13th

    Spring fishing is as unpredictable as a woman. A week ago when the weather was much better we weighed our smallest bag of 2013. And seven days later the largest bag; an estimated10+pounds. . Most of the bass were in the 12 1/2 thru 13 1/2 range but there was a pair of 15's and a pair of18's...
  201. slayrider

    What rod to choose?

    What rod depends on what reel: I waffle back and forth from spinner to bait caster myself but more and more these days return to the lowprofile . So how spinner locked in are you? There are alot of advantages to a conventional reel to consider. We experience better bait/lure presentation in...
  202. slayrider

    The San Diego St Patty's Day Yellowtail "whale of the banshee!"

    "So I got two fish early, then handed one off to the only kid on the boat" You make us proud, Spike.
  203. slayrider

    Kayak Fish San Diego

    Big William, I catch alot of fish on the fly. Also on the old school diamond jig and both the shimano and what I call the Squid Co jig because that is where I buy it. The diamond and the Squidco jigs are heavy and noisy lures that tend to attract the bigger fish. The shimano jig swims well in...
  204. slayrider

    Kayak Fish San Diego

    Yesterday I took my father (75) out coastal kayak fishing for the first time. Together we pot holed the kelps for limits of reds, spots,stars and sheepshead. Even though we fished shallow for rock fish it was still much deeper than he typically fishes. So to compensate I hooked him up with a...
  205. slayrider

    Cedros 10 for yoyo

    When I yoyo the iron most, it's a winter thing. For me out on the kayak I prefer 30-40 pound test straight mono. It comes off the spool well. Mends back on nicely and backlashes are easily undone.
  206. slayrider

    Coronado Islands on the San Diego

    Thats a big pile of meat right there.
  207. slayrider

    San Diego Surf Report

    I'm always challenged when fishing the bottom half of the tide. The one exception would be when it coincides with grey light. If I can find the holes - those crescent shaped depressions where bait fish hide before the rising sun lights them up, then there is hope. This morning we found the...
  208. slayrider


    Assuming you are asking about the spinner and not the low profile, we have been fishing a model HX-35 in the surf and out on the ocean kayak for several months with good results. Because of the light weight C-40X carbon frame, sideplate and rotor this reel is feather light. The speed and light...
  209. slayrider

    Suggestions For Makaira Special Color Run

    I'll go with green too.
  210. slayrider

    Okuma Catalina

    I have an inshore model that I've been fishing for years. I like it more and more every time I do.
  211. slayrider

    Trio and RTX Spinning Reels the Grand Finally

    After salt bathing the new technology long strand carbonfiber construction prototypes locally for more than a year with great results we were ready to wrap things up when an invitation to come along on a river trip with outdoors writer Paul Lebowitz and paddle shop owner /outfitter / SUP...
  212. slayrider

    Good surf fishing article

    He put alot into that article. Very well written.
  213. slayrider

    KAYAK FISH San Diego

    On Saturday we launched through the smallest surf I can ever remember in my lifetime. Out to the squid bed where the parked flotilla were anchored up and pulling on a few squid but nothing else. Out past the bump in the gap we found a few willing sand bass. On the way back in there are...
  214. slayrider

    SST/RTX combos rock!

    Mike, that is the Cedros surf rod. Last year we liked it so much that this year we are going to upgrade to the new Cedros Surf CSX with 30-Ton carbon, ultra-sensitive and responsive blank construction.
  215. slayrider

    Super Size Me

    Our first impression of the dark knight is that he seems to settle in there quite nicely. Right in between my standard go-to reels, the blue Cedros round & low profile saltwater baitcasters. The Cedros round reel was perfect for throwing the light jig and big hard & soft baits up on the rocks...
  216. slayrider

    SST/RTX combos rock!

    Nothing runs so fast as a steely, huh Mark? Beautiful fish in your pictures and no better way to test a reel than to expose it to the harsh elements of a river. If there was a design flaw it would have shown itself in no time at all. We have also been testing the new RTX's lightweight C-40X...
  217. slayrider

    Bait caster- spectra or mono or?

    With hard baits I throw straight 50-pound braid on the spinner and 65 on the baitcaster. Anything less and I too throw/break off lures while casting. When I tie on a floro leader I use the 30 wrap Albright and have never had a knot failure. Having said that, I still feel straight momo...
  218. slayrider

    How 'bout e Cedros Star 4:1?

    Joe, I'm a longtime reel tester. And have been fishing the Cedros Star Drag for local inshore and on multiday trips for a few seasons now. We have used it to troll, fly line, yoyo and the day before yesterday even used it to crank up rockfish from 300-feet. To me the star drags are the work...
  219. slayrider

    San Diego 1/2 Day Report

    We hopped aboard the New Seaforth this morning for a one-gallon sized bag of rockfish fillets for the freezer. On the way out of the harbor the captain announced that we'd be fishing in waters from 250-300. So I had to go up to the bridge and ask why? Normally I never go any deeper than the...
  220. slayrider

    Coastal Kayak Fishing San Diego

    Tony, the key word here is staying dry. On a typical paddle & fish we will cover anywhere from 4 to 6 miles of open water. That kind of a workout burns alot of calories, creating pints of perspiration. If your clothes don't breathe you can get just as wet from the inside out as you can from the...
  221. slayrider

    Coastal Kayak Fishing San Diego

    It was Bill, historically January has more calm sunny days than any other month so what the fishin may lack in some aspects it will more than make up for in others.
  222. slayrider

    Coastal Kayak Fishing San Diego

    Surf launchin was easy today. And the paddlin too. Followed the south canyon out a few miles and then we worked the western edge of the kelp south a few more. The ocean is nearly a ghost town this time of the year filled with nothing but memories of big fish and friends from summers past. I'm...
  223. slayrider

    San Clemente Island Calicos **Video**

    My most favorite bass fishin place in the whole world.
  224. slayrider

    San Diego Surf Report 11.10.2012

    Opps, that was on the 7th. On the 10th I will be in the Mystic Seaport of Groton CT. My first time there. Any chance I can expect to shore fish for stripers or is it too late in the season?
  225. slayrider

    San Diego Surf Report 11.10.2012

    At dawn we fished Blacks from the glider port to Flat Rock throwing hard baits and then back with gulp for (10) perch to 11 inches. No slabs today but a good grade all around. The perch were scattered not stacked. I don't think we caught two in any one spot. A male was milking so maybe it's...
  226. slayrider

    Good Year on the Jeri Rigged-Pic Heavy

    Not including the pelicans I count 15 smiles in those pictures!
  227. slayrider

    Coastal Kayak Fishing San Diego 11.3.2012

    In the grey we threw swimbaits at the beach for Calico. With the sunrise we followed the reef out into 25 feet of water for a plunker bite with crawly baits. Having noticed that the 1/2 day boats continue put up good numbers of Calicos we followed the reef out into their world. As we...
  228. slayrider

    10/5 stolen or lost nets (mission bay)

    I used to tournament fish the SD bay bass alot. The tournaments are timed to run when there is big tide swing. Anyway, I can remember a few times prefishing on Friday morning and spotting 2-3 hoop nets left behind from the night before. The next day they were still there.
  229. slayrider

    Do you remember your first time?

    Yesterday while field testing a pair of prototype spinners out on La Jolla's reefs we made 3-pounders. All of the pre and grey light bass came on large profile swimbaits tied straight to 50-pound string. At first light we switched over to 10-pound mono and flipped boilers with a light little...
  230. slayrider

    Revo Inshore vs Okuma Helios

    The Cedros is our inshore low profile. Like the Helios it comes with a 3-year warranty. And that is a long time in the salt. I've been fishing one inshore for over a year and can recommend it. Still if I had to choose only one of their bass reels it would be the Cedros round reel.
  231. slayrider

    I love Mosquitos

    When fishing it's the little things that make the BIG diffrence.
  232. slayrider

    9-19-12 @ the 1010

    A solid midweek report-thanks, Don.
  233. slayrider

    Boarder Run out of San Diego 8.25.12

    Saturday morning three of us ran down to the 302 for (22) yellowtail and (1) dorado. At 4:00 Robert Yakemonis, Brian Sanner and I motored the Bree Clancy, a 22' Defiance, out of the San Diego harbor. We'd just left the bait barge with a mix of sardines & anchovies. With the radar on...
  234. slayrider

    San Diego Kayak Fishing Report 7.28.12

    We launched through 1 to 3 foot surf. The blackness ahead adorn only by a fleet of private boaters small red green & white lights. Out on the rocks the bass, to 3-pounds, bit sardine pattern sick baits with absolute rage. After grey we transitioned into the squid grounds. Staying well...
  235. slayrider

    Light Tackle Surf Fishing San Diego on the 4th

    We fished through grey with sand crabs and 3" plastics for twenty palm sized perch and a pair of beans caught on Helios graphite spinning reels and Cedros Surfrods. We began the session with a minus tide. Fan casting and side stepping we worked our way along a mile or more of fishless surf...
  236. slayrider

    15 hour 3/4 day aboard the Aztec

    Always fish until the last second - good advise.
  237. slayrider

    San Diego 6.10.2012

    Thank you for the kind replies that are as important to a fishing site as are nutrients to a garden. Because they are what grow and sustain a healthy number of timely fishing reporters. That is my most favorite saltwater bass rod ever. It is a Okuma Catalina Inshore series 8' 10-15lbs...
  238. slayrider

    San Diego 6.10.2012

    Yesterday we started out fishing the bass for a quick tournament limit of 1 1/2 pound fish plus a 3-4 pound kicker fish. They were feeding on small shad in 20-30 feet of water. Just look for the birds. Seems you could wind anything through them and get bit as long as it was moving FAST. All...
  239. slayrider

    Coastal Kayakfishing San Diego 6.2.2012

    Let the timeline show that we caught our 1st Cuda of 2012 today. They are always a welcome by-catch and mark the true beginning of summer. Last year's first was caught out in the blue water slow trolling macks under diving turns. By contrast this year's was caught up in 6-feet of water busting...
  240. slayrider

    Dana Point 5.19.12

    We got a morning session in with team LK LURES who are coming off a Salt Water Bass Anglers top-10 finish in Long Beach. Pre-fishing with these two is a great experience! As is typical we fished the beach for the light sensitive calico first. Then out into deeper waters for sand bass. It was...
  241. slayrider

    Coastal Kayak Fishing 5.5.2012

    Thank you all for the kind replies. We could have been fishing a beach as far north as Monterey Bay or as far south as Baja&#8217;s San Juanico Bay, from February through September. Unfortunately this scene doesn't play out on every beach though because despite local concentrations, grunions...
  242. slayrider

    Coastal Kayak Fishing 5.5.2012

    We fished from 5:AM thru grey light for a tournament limit of (3) 16-inch bass toppped with a pair of 4.5 & 5.5 big fish. This morning with the grunion running and calicos in prespawn feeding mode we stayed in the surf zone -waters from 10' and shallower along a sandy beach. Mostly we were...
  243. slayrider

    South San Diego Bay Report

    We fished the south bay on Saturday morning for bass. The place was blanketed with a thick cover of fog for most of the session, finally lifting as we hauled out. We found the schools spread out and concentrated just above the grass. The first school we located was in the eelgrass bed just...
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    Dana Point 3.10.12

    Late winter bass are where you find them. We motored the BreeClancy out of the harbor at grey with ½ of SWBA team #67 at the helm. Fished the beach first and hardest as this is where we enjoy catching calicos the most. Worked the rocks all the way up to Edison Reef. Not much in the way of bass...
  245. slayrider

    Awesome day- San Clemente Coast

    You guys had a good day! Thank you for posting up.
  246. slayrider

    Moving To Newport Beach Area

    Might I suggest you mount your new lever drag on a Nomad travel rod. The Nomad comes with 2-tip sections. I recommend you go with the M/MH action. This rod fishes like a one-piece but moves through airports like a carry on. You will be getting here in March so your next reel might be a...
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    The 1st Saturday of the new year brought with it high surf so we left the fishing gear back in the trucks and practice touch and goes in the impact zone. It's on days like this that perfect practice makes for perfect kayak fishing. On the 2nd Saturday in January we fished the Dana Point...
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    Dana Pt. 1/20/2012

    Nice start but now it's all down hill from here.
  249. slayrider

    San Diego November-December

    If you come and take from the reports you occasionally have to contribute yourself or at least that's how we see it. It's been typically beautiful clear winter mornings out at the squid spawning grounds with only few anglers left on the water. The YT we've seen landed have been few but...
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    WD4- Intrepid 11day report

    Thank you for that awsome report!
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    Another BUTT finish

    A solid report - thanks.
  252. slayrider

    Dana Point October 1st

    It's finally Saturday - we launched Robert's boat, a Defiance Admiral 220 named The Bre Clancy and motor out of Dana Harbor. The weather is better than good, the sea calm. With Lobster trap buoys signaling the way to the best structure we set out on a morning of running-n-gunning. Watching...
  253. slayrider

    What would be a better 30lb reel? Penn Fathom 25 vs Okuma Cedros Star Drag 10

    If all things were equal the per-unit manufacturing costs for these two reels would be equal too - that buisness. So what is driving the cost of the Cedros - superior materials. As noted above we have no side by side experience to draw upon but have been using and catching fish with the Cedros...
  254. slayrider

    Depoe August 14th

    And 19 tuna is a slow day? Jimm you are a fisherman's fisherman no matterwhere you go! Good seeing you out on the corner yesterday and thank you for the luckbait. Good luck on the RIB sale as sheis a steal for someone.
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    Nice big corbs!

    Grampas like you live in their grandson's spirit forever!
  256. slayrider

    Fishing the Super Moon

    It has been my experience that southern California surf fishing is at its best when the day's high tide is washing up onto dry sand, as all manner of small foods are washed back into the surf, a feeding frenzy is triggered. So you know there was no way we would miss the high tide caused by the...
  257. slayrider

    Kayak Fishing from Aliso Beach to Dana Harbor

    On February 12th 2011 we the people of the Kayak Nation came together for our third and final Laguna Beach P-F-A. There were representative from most of the coastal kayak fishing tribes. Kurt & I from the La Jolla tribe would later comment on how different our paddling brothers from up north...
  258. slayrider

    Kayak Fishing the Coronados

    Is fish head's video on line? I would love to see it.
  259. slayrider

    Kayak Fishing the Coronados

    This year Canoe & Kayak magazine, a well established/old, internationally distributed publication with a worldwide audience, chose Mexico's Coronado Islands as the location for their annual new kayak review. 2011's latest and greatest sporting kayaks are the Ocean Kayak's Trident Ultra, Cobra...
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    1-31 on the sum fun (late)

    SUM FUN & Captain Brian offer livewell options for jackpot sized bass - that is worh remembering!
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    Hey guys, .30-06 or .308?

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    Close-up South Coast closure maps at WON

    Thanks that makes it much clearer.
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    Quick LAB sesh last night

    could be an address problem mine only took four-days to arrive
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    Thanks for the Tournament

    And I was thinkin Todd never changes.
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    Laboring on the Rooster

    Tails Up <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com</SPAN></o:p> Our good friend Robert Yakemonis recommend this boat to us as he has been doing the Labor Day trip for several years now. His good karma and even better fishing skills earned him second place in the jackpot -...
  266. slayrider

    SMB Bassin' & Critters 8/7 w-pics

    You are always killin um! And the beat goes on.....
  267. slayrider

    San Diego 7.10.2010

    This morning when we drove our trucks out onto the wet sand there was hundreds if not one-thousand boat lights out on the buoy line - it was laughable. So we side stepped that mess and took full advantage of a thick marine layer, non-existent surf and low tide to fish reefs that are normally out...
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    Okuma Cedros Coastal Inshore Rods

    These past few days we have been beach fishing for bass during the predawn and early morning hours for a good bite on calico with some trophies in the mix. For gear we have been using okuma's new Cedros Coastal rod model number CC-C-761M & newly redesigned Alumina low profile reel - no model...
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    The Plastic Navy Mounts an Amphibious Assault of San Clemente Island

    On the 28th thru the 30th the sport boat ISLANDER out of Fisherman's Landing in Point Loma, CA was transformed into a mobile landing platform for the purpose of supporting twelve of the Kayak Nation's most capable assets in their effort to seizing command and control of the waters along the...
  270. slayrider

    The New Okuma Trio Spinning Reel

    Hey folks, for those of you who use spinning reels, I have some personal thoughts & observation about the new reel to share with you. The Trio is the latest in a long line of successful okuma spinners. Personally I learned to fish with a spinner - a Michell 300 to be exact. Holding the rod in my...
  271. slayrider

    Trio-30 @ Barrett Lake

    Last Saturday three of us saltwater bass tournament kayak fishermen went to Barrett with outdoor writer and columnist Paul Lebowitz. Paul was there doing research for a story on this year’s newest fishing kayaks. My favorite motorized kayak tested was the Ocean Kayak Torque with its fixed...
  272. slayrider

    West Coast Salt Water Bass Fishing

    Afran - okuma added the following two rods to the C3 line up at ICAST and they are available now. These rods are 7&#8217;11&#8221; in length and were designed as swim bait rods for bass fishing, but would work great for inshore applications as well. Most guys looking for a flipping stick are...
  273. slayrider

    San Diego Recap for February

    Some of you may know me, I'm a longtime SoCal fisherman and product tester for okuma. This is an exciting time as they have several new products coming on line this year and next. If you allow, I will introduce you to a few via an occasional fishing report. We strongly believe that to become a...
  274. slayrider

    West Coast Salt Water Bass Fishing

    Thank you all for the warm welcome. It's easy to see why everyone @ okuma speaks so highly of the BD fishermen. Tommy, It was only a testing of the waters - I will be sure to add more content to the next report.
  275. slayrider

    West Coast Salt Water Bass Fishing

    <SPAN style="LINE-HEIGHT: 115%; FONT-FAMILY: 'Arial','sans-serif'; FONT-SIZE: 12pt"><?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-comToday, in between storms, we fished the San Diego Harbor. Where for three-hours the Sand, Calico & Spotted Bay bass all bit well. Hauled out around 9:00...
  276. slayrider

    3/4 Day Tradition SMB Bass Fishing Trip 1/30

    An early morning Winter Yellowtail caught on a Baidarka Floating Kayak Rod Model BK-C-761MH and Solterra Model SLR-10Cs Reel <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com<img src=" /><o:p></o:p> <o:p> </o:p> Sean -<o:p></o:p> Thank you for the timely trip report & pictures - mostly...