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  1. Otto

    8/2 Coronado Canyon BFT/YFT

    Buddy is going out tomorrow. Can you tell me where he should start ?
  2. Otto

    Saturday 8/1 9-226-302

    Gonna drive the San Diego crazy that their spot has been revealed.
  3. Otto

    SP LBC 7/30/20

    What will you use the bait for ?
  4. Otto

    NEed help - online yearly Mex Lic

    Joey at Squidco can get you the license.
  5. Otto

    7/18-7/19 Point Loma

    Use to call those things Shovel Nose Sharks. Never seen one that big.
  6. Otto

    Tuna 7/16

    Nice Fish ! What brand size 2 circle hook ?
  7. Otto

    More of a biology question

    Do you prefer smoking crack cocaine or is it snorting crystal meth ?
  8. Otto

    Coronados Sat July 11 2020

    Where did you get the macks ?
  9. Otto

    7-10-20 tuna offshore

    You guys should be cleaning your boat constantly.
  10. Otto

    Dog on Deck 07.06.20

    Teach him to attack sea lions
  11. Otto

    The 4th is with us at full force at OB pier:)

    My neighbor will eat my left over live sardines. I've tried to eat mackerel and bonita in the past and didn't like.
  12. Otto

    The 4th is with us at full force at OB pier:)

    You eat mackerel ? People are getting desperate.
  13. Otto

    Which one of you kooks is this?

    Rogue wave almost flipped my 19.5 foot boat near the 43. Don't think that aluminum boat would have made it.
  14. Otto

    Mussel Farm 7/1 Part two

    Mussel Farm equals Yellowtail ?
  15. Otto

    6/30 Mussel Farm

    Try changing your 30 pound mono. When it gets old, it breaks easier.
  16. Otto

    Belated Father's Day - Nados 6/25

    I was thinking HOT ! Could be badass
  17. Otto

    3/4 Day; San Diego

    Yellowtail were bigger 6/22 then 6/19
  18. Otto

    Talica 25 or 20 for BFT?

    Had a Wahoo hit a lure that was way back on a 50 wide Okuma reel loaded with 150 pound power pro. That thing must have taken 5oo yards of line in a few seconds before it cut the line. I'd rather have lots of line. Drag was at maybe 15 pounds.
  19. Otto

    Talica 25 or 20 for BFT?

    Get rid of the TLD reels as they will jam with a little drag and a little pull. I want lots of line on my reels as many times there is lots of line out before the strike. I think you should consider the Avet EX and EXW reels.
  20. Otto

    Coronado Yellows 15-20 pounds each

    Caught 2 south of the pens and 2 at the middle grounds.
  21. Otto

    Coronados 6/20

    If your line is breaking, maybe your monofilament is old ?
  22. Otto

    6.19 intel

    Also curious what brand 2/0 circle hook and how big of a sardine ?
  23. Otto

    6.19 intel

    I have a down rigger I'll use when the time comes. Did you let him take the hook and feel him run before setting the hook or did you have the drag set tight at strike ?
  24. Otto

    6.19 intel

    Curious if the circle hook got him in the corner of the mouth ?
  25. Otto

    6.19 intel

    Tell me about the sinker rig that went down 50 foot and got bit ? How heavy of flourocarbon, what size dean, and what size/kind of hook ? Sure would like to accomplish what you did. Congratulations !
  26. Otto

    Yellows at the Coronados 6/19

    4 15 pound yellows on bird schools. All just south of the pens.
  27. Otto

    Fishing reports?

    Called Fishdope. I'm not paying for it either.
  28. Otto

    Into the Depths 6/16

    You never mentioned where. Even in the long story, no mention of location.
  29. Otto

    Coronados 6-13

    Mission Belle most likely did that intentionally.
  30. Otto

    3/11 offshore skunk

    Probably just an excuse to cut you off anyways.
  31. Otto

    Sorry in advanced.

    Police are looking at your bloodydecks information now. You'll be in jail later today.
  32. Otto

    Sorry in advanced.

    You'll like the brown trout best.
  33. Otto

    Sorry in advanced.

    You should quit fishing and leave bloodydecks OR ITS UR ASS
  34. Otto

    Fishing Mexican Water Offshore Question

    The 425 requires the visas also. If you go near the islands, you'll need the biosphere bracelets and the visa.s
  35. Otto

    One and done. PL 5/29

    You should kill more of those things as I'd rather not get hit by a Bonita.
  36. Otto

    Bluefin 5/24

    Did your yummy survive the attack ?
  37. Otto

    5/16 Tuna and Taco report

    That's your Brother ?
  38. Otto

    5/15 coronado —- middle ground slugs

    I found the calicos to make a better fish sandwich. Although, the bonita are just trash.
  39. Otto

    FISHED CORANADO ISLANDS WITHOUT TOILET PAPER

    You must be another warped bloody decker. Why would you advocate not being legal ? Another crazy goon !
  40. Otto

    Update - Shelter Island Launch ramp CLOSED sat 1 Pm

    I got to Shelter Island ramp around 4:30 am Saturday 5-9-2020 and found no supervision and cones in the parking lot to keep 6 feet from other parked vehicle. Sure don't want car problems. Launched without issue. On the return they were limiting the entrance to parking and as soon as I left my...
  41. Otto

    FISHED CORANADO ISLANDS WITHOUT TOILET PAPER

    If you were a big shot, you would have used 100 dollar bills.
  42. Otto

    Fished the Coronado Islands 5-9-2020 without a mexican fishing license.

    I prefer to make the statement so possibly Mexico will adjust or I set precedence for someone that will be arrested. I will absolutely be legal next time somehow. I saw the big navy boat out there but no license checking. Hoping someone will post if they have been checked in the last few days...
  43. Otto

    Fished the Coronado Islands 5-9-2020 without a mexican fishing license.

    I looked at the conapesca website and it appeared it wasn't available at all now. I always try to stay legal. I suspect they aren't enforcing until fishing licenses are available. Curious when and if anyone has seen them enforcing in the last few days or in the near future.
  44. Otto

    Fished the Coronado Islands 5-9-2020 without a mexican fishing license.

    I had my visa and the biosphere bracelet but no fishing license. I tried to purchase the license, but, Squidco and Dana landing both told me that Mexico isn't selling them until they implement something new. I went anyways ready to leave at first sign of license checking. I was hoping that since...
  45. Otto

    Coronado Islands 5/9

    I didn't think it looked bad.
  46. Otto

    Coronado Islands 5/9

    Got to the light house just after dawn and caught a yellow and two bonita. Then went to bird shit rock for a small yellow and a nice calico. Didn't see much action on other boats. Fished North Island later for nothing. Left the Islands around 11 am.
  47. Otto

    Red Tide Chart

    Do you think this is Tijuana sewage ?
  48. Otto

    Tricks to use in a picky bite

    What kind and size hook ?
  49. Otto

    For Sale Avet ex30 and pro gear 255

    I have a Tyrnos 30 2 speed full of heavy braid for the same price
  50. Otto

    For Sale Avet ex30 and pro gear 255

    $250 cash for the EX30 in San Diego right now
  51. Otto

    Wide Open Yellows at the Islands 4/15/2020

    Probably so. Open shelter island launch ramp and let me find out !
  52. Otto

    Stolen Boat San Diego

    I hope your boat is still okay except for the missing outboard. Maybe consider a Suzuki 140 as a replacement.
  53. Otto

    Had to share for a laugh we all need one!

    Very Good ! I'm gonna watch again.
  54. Otto

    Shelter Island ramp closed. Who can we call? Will it help?

    Hardcor is usually the first to punish attacking tuna and yellowtail. Yes - Hardcor is a first responder
  55. Otto

    Where to get a Fishing License?

    Talked to Joey at Squidco 3/27. He is open and wanting to sell. Best place to get a recent fish report also.
  56. Otto

    Why the launch ramps are closed

    I was thinking the same and to leave in complete darkness, except the Life Guard will tell you to go back. You have to pass the Life Guard station to get to the ocean.
  57. Otto

    Why the launch ramps are closed

    My boat is full of fuel, don't need ice or burritos, I just want to launch my boat at shelter island and hopefully catch a yellow. Open the launch ramp and let me go fishing !
  58. Otto

    LJ Last Saturday

    Figured a navy seal would catch yellows. Thanks for the report.
  59. Otto

    For Sale Phenix Black Diamond PSW760H Rated 25-60 $220 - SOLD

    Still in great shape. Floyd 858 472-1248
  60. Otto

    Never Give Up!

    Isn't that illegal to fish that deep ?
  61. Otto

    Stolen boat Dana point embarcadero

    In August I had launched at South Shores boat ramp by Sea World in San Diego. My trailer was hitched to the truck with no lock. I returned around near 11:30 am. There was a very dark colored ford excursion parked next to my trailer with a guy watching the boat ramp. I was one of the few...
  62. Otto

    Mackerel Report - San Diego Harbor

    I'll chum/try longer next time. Have you been catching the yellowfin on lures or sardines ?
  63. Otto

    Awsome morning 9/5

    Depends on the Cop. Couple years ago the bite was right on the border north of the 226. Mexican patrol was right there. Mexicans want you to have the Visa for within 12 miles of the Coronado Islands.
  64. Otto

    Mackerel Report - San Diego Harbor

    I tried on the inside of the jetty while an incoming tide for zero
  65. Otto

    Awsome morning 9/5

    The 425 requires the Visa and the 371 Doesn't. I walk across the border and get the Visa immediately on the other side. $29 for six months.
  66. Otto

    Mackerel Report - San Diego Harbor

    squid light and cat food. sabiki or small hook with bait. If I don't see them with the chum, I give up
  67. Otto

    Mackerel Report - San Diego Harbor

    Catching mackerel near the bait barge at 4:30 am was good earlier this summer. Since, I don't see or catch anything. Does anyone know why ?
  68. Otto

    8/24 226/302/corner

    Good for the private boater
  69. Otto

    Couple on the troll

    When did you catch these and where were you ?
  70. Otto

    7/27 Mission Belle Fail

    There wasn't any yellows at the Rockpile. Time to close this thread.
  71. Otto

    7/27 Mission Belle Fail

    These Cattle Boats don't deserve your money. Stay home and save your money and forget all the rudeness that happens. You are paying for your Hassles. Stay Home !
  72. Otto

    7/27 Mission Belle Fail

    Nature of the Cattle Boats - How well can you say Mooo !
  73. Otto

    Mexican Navy Coronado Island Reports - Actually Got Checked

    What kind of FMM Visa did you have to show the Mexican Navy ?
  74. Otto

    Inshore Mako (part II)

    Is the dark meat on a mako important to remove ? Next time, I will make sure the shark has a pecker.
  75. Otto

    Inshore Mako (part II)

    How high of heat ? How do you tell the difference between a male and a female ? A guy told me he puts the mako meat in a bag of milk for a few hours before cooking.
  76. Otto

    Inshore Mako (part II)

    Tell me how to prepare. I have a freezer full myself.
  77. Otto

    For Sale Seeker SHS 60H-6' Lightweight Jigging Rod

    $200 Cash - Sells for $330 and up plus tax new. Perfect to match a Talica 12 and use a Salas 6x for yellowtail. Pictures to follow.
  78. Otto

    For Sale Seeker SHS 60H-6' Lightweight Jigging Rod

    Perfect for yoyoing a salas 6x. A small talica reel would work well.
  79. Otto

    For Sale Seeker SHS 60H-6' Lightweight Jigging Rod

    Hercules Series - Lightweight Composite Jig Rod 40-80 - 6 Foot Has some boat rash - All the guides are good - $200 Perfect with a small talica for jigging yellows Phenix PSW 760H 25-60 in XLNT condition $250 Floyd 858 472-1248 text or call
  80. Otto

    Calstar 6455XXH 50-120

    I have this rod in a custom wrap that is just over 6 foot. I like it a lot. I have purchased sight unseen the same rod blank in a factory wrapped Calstar rod that is 5 foot 1 inch. It's probably over 7 years old. Any thoughts as to which rod would put more pressure on the fish ?
  81. Otto

    Calstar 6455XXH 50-120

    I have one of these just over 6 foot that is a custom wrap I like a lot. I'm purchasing the same blank in a 5'1" factory Calstar rod with all rollers that is about 7 years old. Both rods use the same blank and same ratings. Which one will have more back bone ?
  82. Otto

    7-20 mission bay 6 mile bank Point Loma kelp

    I'm impressed that fat guys make it out fishing. Thanks for the report.
  83. Otto

    Looking for YT, US side.

    Your Gonna Be Yellowless
  84. Otto

    Coronados 7/15

    Maybe start the day upwind of the crowd and release bear spray
  85. Otto

    7-13-2019 Coronado Islands Early

    5 yellows before 8 am. South of the Pens. About 12 pounds each.
  86. Otto

    Moving to San Diego, Looking for some Fishing Friends

    Small Jetty between the ocean beach pier and dog beach, dig out the meat of a mussel and cast it out at low tide.
  87. Otto

    226 and the coronado islands 7-9-2019

    I slowed trolled on 25 pound first with nothing. The yellowfin aren't that big. Had a bigger one hooked for a while and applied lots of pressure before the hook pulled. Lots of show and lots of fisherman complaining. After hooking a different one, he went right into the paddy I was fishing and...
  88. Otto

    226 and the coronado islands 7-9-2019

    Made about 20 mackerel in San Diego Harbor in the dark and made it to the 226 45 minutes after dawn. Foamer yellowfin her and then there. Didn't see or hear of any catching. Just a show. I got hooked up twice slow trolling mackerel on 15 pound flourocarbon. Broke the line on one and the hook...
  89. Otto

    Tons of Fish Sunday 7/8

    I would sure like to be catching tuna with my brother tomorrow but he died several years ago.
  90. Otto

    Tons of Fish Sunday 7/8

    Will try to catch mackerel first then head to the 302. Need biosphere bracelet for after my tuna catch so I can limit on yellows at the islands.
  91. Otto

    Tons of Fish Sunday 7/8

    It's tough loosing friends and family. Planning on going tomorrow. If you were going tomorrow, where would you go ?
  92. Otto

    Bluefin heartbreak..... 7/5/19 (and redemption)

    When you caught the big bluefin, did you let the tuna swallow your lure first or did you set the hook immediately ? Did the hook hook the tuna in the corner of the mouth ?
  93. Otto

    Bluefin heartbreak..... 7/5/19 (and redemption)

    What would be the best hook size to upgrade your small flatfalls ?
  94. Otto

    SD to 425 area

    200,000 years ago aliens changed the DNA of one woman and one man. Call the Alien or Aliens what you want.
  95. Otto

    Strange catch

    Tail looks like that of a yellowtail.
  96. Otto

    6/29 BFT Report

    Maybe the catching was at the border ?
  97. Otto

    Hidden bank 1BFT, 5 YFT

    Curious what time the tuna were seen and when they were biting ? How big were the tuna you caught ?
  98. Otto

    Coronados Friday - YT

    Curious where you caught the mackerel in San Diego Harbor ?
  99. Otto

    Catching Crawfish to Eat

    Crawfish eat the worst of the bottom scum available. It makes a big difference where they were caught. Crawfish caught on the snake river are exported to France. Probably the best place to catch and eat. Better be careful !
  100. Otto

    5/18 - Liberty - Taking new folks is always fun

    We need the exact location of the yellows
  101. Otto

    Cory update Thursday

    We need your reports ! Get well quickly !
  102. Otto

    5-18-19 Report

    Need GPS numbers on the honey hole. Nice reds.
  103. Otto

    HMCS Yukon

    I didn't make the statement about the entire group. Best read again.
  104. Otto

    HMCS Yukon

    I've found most divers to be complete assholes.
  105. Otto

    4/28 near USS Hogan wreck, fish partner wanted

    Only reason I save a bonita is to pay off the sea lion if I catch a yellow.
  106. Otto

    Private Boats in Mexican Waters?

    Every person must be there to get their visa. You can not buy for anyone else. I find a place to park someplace close to the border and walk across. Took me about 70 minutes in line to return to the USA. Passport needed.
  107. Otto

    Private Boats in Mexican Waters?

    Every time I get my FMM Visa I tell them my fishing plans and every time they say this is what I need. They say its a multi use Visa for 180 days every time I purchase.
  108. Otto

    Private Boats in Mexican Waters?

    Twice - Everything Okay
  109. Otto

    Private Boats in Mexican Waters?

    I get my FMM 180 day visa at the border for $29
  110. Otto

    Anyone catching mackerel in SD Bay

    Yes I did. One can of catfood. I turned on the underwater light and chummed. Never tried to catch as nothing was swimming near the light.
  111. Otto

    Anyone catching mackerel in SD Bay

    I tried catching mackerel at the San Diego harbor bait barge at about 5 am for nothing.
  112. Otto

    Easter 4/21 on the Grande

    Went last Thursday for 7 yellows and a 4 foot Mako
  113. Otto

    Has Anyone Fished the Coronado Islands without a Bracelet and been checked ?

    Curious if the bracelet is being enforced. Seems such a hassle to get the day before, if I go.
  114. Otto

    Fishing the Coronados 2019

    Has anyone fished the Coronados area without a bracelet ? And been Checked ?
  115. Otto

    Support Working Coast Guard

    Impeach Pelosi while your at it
  116. Otto

    SOLD Final Price drop $180 Brand New Black diamond 809h Deckhand

    Does this come with the reel pictured ?
  117. Otto

    Trinidad TN30 and other set up questions.

    I have the tn30a . Nice for slow trolling bait way way back. When the big one hits way back, u better have something left on your reel. I never fill the spool as I find it easier to manage. Also use one for jigging with 80 pound braid. I would get the better drags and double anti reverse...
  118. Otto

    For Sale wrong forum .. sorry

    Call or text this number for huge selection of used tackle on Convoy court warehouse. 760-505-1289 -call or text - Very Cheap and huge selection of very quality gear.
  119. Otto

    For Sale Shimano TLD 30 2 speed - $150

    Send me a cell phone number and I will send a picture.
  120. Otto

    For Sale Shimano TLD 30 2 speed - $150

    Excellent working condition - Looks Nice
  121. Otto

    For Sale Shimano TLD 30 2 speed - $150

    Works fine - Loaded with heavy braid - $150 Floyd 858 472-1248 Call or Text
  122. Otto

    Mexican fishing license question??

    I buy my license on Kalmia Street next door to the Imperial House restaurant - Conapesca Office. Open 10 am to 2 pm Monday through Thursday ?
  123. Otto

    Found some tackle

    I always keep my eyes open.
  124. Otto

    Paddy Poaching - DP

    Your trouble on the water and don't deserve the Dodos. Actually, I think the whole story is a lie.
  125. Otto

    For Sale Phenix Black Diamond PSW-809XHJ

    I assume this in perfect condition complete, you'll bring it to san diego and take $100 cash ?
  126. Otto

    Coronados 8/20

    Out there 8/20 at the islands also. Returned with limits of yellows. North Island was key.
  127. Otto

    Grande full day trip 8-17

    Where at the islands ?
  128. Otto

    Limits of YFT on the Poseidon 8/17

    These boat captains forbid their clients from telling us where they caught. Of course princefredo didn't say. I believe they were near the upper hidden bank.
  129. Otto

    paddy west of the 209 LOADED with dorado, but...

    I think seal bombs are I think a seal bomb would work also.
  130. Otto

    First mako for fabian

    Was this shark caught on bait or a lure ?
  131. Otto

    Coronados on the Sea Watch 8/6/18

    I hate sea lions. Seals aren't as big. Orcas can kill sea lions not the other way around. Your the Dumbass ! Why use such adjectives.
  132. Otto

    Brought a sharp knife to a gunfight and won

    When the max drag rating is approached on a reel and something very big hits, good chance your reel will bind and either not release line or spit line unevenly. Good chance of breaking your line.
  133. Otto

    Brought a sharp knife to a gunfight and won

    My Trinidad 14a is rated at 17 pounds of drag. What I use.
  134. Otto

    Brought a sharp knife to a gunfight and won

    Your reel is only rated to 11 pounds of drag
  135. Otto

    Lost gear at marina Del Ray boat launch

    I'd give someone top dollar for your lost gear. PM me with a price. No need in alerting everyone else.
  136. Otto

    Brought our A game to Coronados

    You really bring out the worst in bloodydecks
  137. Otto

    Brought our A game to Coronados

    Never tried it fuckhead ! See how it works.
  138. Otto

    Brought our A game to Coronados

    I heard that if you fire one pistol shot at the furbags they will all scatter and bark at you from a distance.
  139. Otto

    Owner Mutu Circle vs Mustad Offest Demon Circle Hooks

    All this time using owner hooks, I thought I was using smaller hooks than most.
  140. Otto

    Tuna and Tails

    That's a cool looking truck.
  141. Otto

    A Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. And a Big Ass Shark

    I took a picture of the fins of a mako by the Coronado islands. Same fins ! Your shark looks a bit bigger. Probably a Mako.
  142. Otto

    Best spinning rod to catch big tuna

    I'm looking to cast the Halco 195 Popper. I believe it's 120 grams
  143. Otto

    Best spinning rod to catch big tuna

    Phenix makes their version for a spinning reel.
  144. Otto

    Best spinning rod to catch big tuna

    Has anyone ever used a Phenix Titan popping rod for a spinning reel. This one in particular is the TPX-860H rated 40-130 PE 6-10 8'6". Maybe I'm too partial to Phenix.
  145. Otto

    Best spinning rod to catch big tuna

    Just for casting a big popper into tuna boils from a private boat.
  146. Otto

    Best spinning rod to catch big tuna

    Reel I'm considering is a Shimano Stella STL18000swbhg. So I'm also considering a Phenix Titan TPX-860H spinning rod which is 8 foot 6 inches rated 40-130. I bet there are better choices everyone likes better. Would like to hear your opinions.
  147. Otto

    Emergency small craft missing

    With deep water on both sides of the 43 and the 43 so shallow in comparison, when there is a lot of water flow, it can create giant surf conditions. Since the waves generally come from the northwest, being southeast of the 43 can put you on the receiving end of big waves. Rough waves happen and...
  148. Otto

    Emergency small craft missing

    Almost flipped my 19.5 foot boat going into a wave near the 43. Rough waves happen and can end a person quickly.
  149. Otto

    Fish dope map and MPA in La Jolla

    I have entered a series of waypoints around the no fishing zone into my fish finder. My course for the day is recorded in the fishfinder log. Fish and Game will look into your recorded log.
  150. Otto

    43 or SCI 7-19?

    Fishdope shows it different and very clear. Buy 2 years at a time.
  151. Otto

    Knot for popper leader.

    Bought crimps at squidco that work from 100 to 200 pound line. I might crimp the 150 pound flourocarbon for creating leaders for the flatfall and casting poppers. I'd rather use the double uni for the 100 pound line.
  152. Otto

    No Receipt at Bait Barge Again

    At this point You said Stealing ! I don't know that anything wrong happened ! If you think something bad is happening at the bait barge, why don't you contact whoever.
  153. Otto

    No Receipt at Bait Barge Again

    Your Crazy Too ! Cory is on the side of the employer not getting ripped off. Which side are you on ? You were also on the captain's side for sinking his own boat to collect the insurance money. Couldn't be more simple. Can't say anything wrong ever happened.
  154. Otto

    No Receipt at Bait Barge Again

    I was there. There was no hurry. He asked if I wanted a receipt and I said I didn't need. Same guy, same conversation, 15 days apart between 3:30 and 4 am both times. I'm convinced he pocketed the money. The receipt shows that the owner of the business has documentation for the transaction. Last...
  155. Otto

    No Receipt at Bait Barge Again

    You've lost it
  156. Otto

    No Receipt at Bait Barge Again

    Dumb Ass !
  157. Otto

    No Receipt at Bait Barge Again

    Yep
  158. Otto

    No Receipt at Bait Barge Again

    Guy asks if I need a receipt for a half scoop at 3:30 am. Always say I don't need. He never writes the receipt. Twice now two weeks apart.
  159. Otto

    ONE more tail

    Never have I heard of someone/anyone checked by the Mexican Navy with a Visa purchased at the border and having a problem !
  160. Otto

    ONE more tail

    Heard one guy gave the navy his expired visa and was told he was okay.
  161. Otto

    ONE more tail

    I understand your concerns and I understand that most people refuse to use because the way the Mexicans write their laws. On the other hand, rarely has a boat been impounded and most of the time, they tell you to go home. When you walk across the border, they all say it's what you do and need to...
  162. Otto

    ONE more tail

    Walk across the border and buy your 180 day fmm visa good for fishing the Coronado islands for less than $30 per person. You can buy a TIP permit at this location also. I believe it's good for ten years. Conapesca told me it was not needed.
  163. Otto

    6/30 Report: Coronado Islands

    I think you are the RAT you claim. I shoot rats.
  164. Otto

    Vendetta 4th July 4 Guy's Needed

    I can fish cheaper than that.
  165. Otto

    6/30 Report: Coronado Islands

    Where was the best place at the islands ?
  166. Otto

    Nados 6.26.18 - Windy Goats

    I helped a San Diego State professor take the head of a dead fin whale off his truck and set it in the desert scrub on camp Elliot off pomerado road. His plan was to examine what was left after the coyotes and worms ate all the flesh.
  167. Otto

    Islands 6-19

    I was already a couple miles north of Pukey point and the ship was still a long ways away. I went the short way back instead.
  168. Otto

    Islands 6-19

    Got south of south island at 5:10 am for slow conditions. Trolled all around south island for one nice calico. Later, found lots of busting bait near the lighthouse for another calico. Joined the fleet in the south kelp ridge area for a yellow on a live sardine, #2 circle hook, and 15 pound...
  169. Otto

    Nados 6-15

    Queerfish or Queenfish - Need better glasses
  170. Otto

    Caught this in the SD Bay yesterday...

    What do you do after you gaff a black sea bass ?
  171. Otto

    Coronado 6/9 on The San Diego (late report)

    Did he just admit to breaking the law in Mexico while on the San Diego ? Only allowed to catch 5 yellows in Mexico per person per day. Crime they don't want you to tell us where that catching happened. I already know.
  172. Otto

    FMM?land or internet?

    I believe what they say at the border and use my 180 day fmm visa that I buy at the border every six months. Been checked twice without an issue. They can ask for the TIP permit, I don't think it's needed for fishing near the coronados.
  173. Otto

    Yellowtail limits at Coronado’s 6/4

    I use to work on a drag boat in Oregon. We were working in port on our nets and the skipper of another drag boat was doing the same when a seagull crapped all over him. He grabbed his pellet gun and shot the seagull in front of us. This other deckhand told him how the seagulls would get him...
  174. Otto

    Yellowtail limits at Coronado’s 6/4

    Makos taste better than yellows.Sounds like you caught the yellows to Mako sharks taste at least as good as yellows. Were you a little west of the lighthouse ? I'm envious. Good Job !
  175. Otto

    Good YT fishing at the Islands today 6/3

    I sure like your boat. Just looked at the maritime website. You must have had that custom crows nest added.
  176. Otto

    Good YT fishing at the Islands today 6/3

    Just thinking that the guy casting would be the target. Would be dangerous anywhere close.
  177. Otto

    Good YT fishing at the Islands today 6/3

    I imagine if you guys keep throwing jigs at boats, you'll be answered with gun fire.
  178. Otto

    June 1 2018. Coronado Islands Report

    I've heard all these arguments too many times. Cross the border for your TIP permit if nothing else. Take someone with you that speaks Spanish fluently. Tell them how you want to leave from San Diego by water to fish off Mexico. Be completely truthful of your hopes and intentions. They will tell...
  179. Otto

    June 1 2018. Coronado Islands Report

    Cross the border on foot at the San Ysidro entrance. As soon as you cross, you'll be in a building. Get in the line to the right and ask about leaving from San Diego by boat to fish off Mexico. They will sell you a 180 day FMM visa good for everything. A manifest is not required. A TIP permit is...
  180. Otto

    June 1 2018. Coronado Islands Report

    I get my VISA at the border. Been checked twice and both times it was OK. Pay a little less than $30 for 180 days. Tell them how you will be fishing and the Mexicans at the border say this VISA makes you legal. Every time.
  181. Otto

    La Jolla 5/28 One YT

    I remember seeing a nice panga that day. Was it new and did you have it made in Ensenada ? Pictures are good.
  182. Otto

    La Jolla 5/28 One YT

    Somewhat remember a panga out there. On the way in, a guy did well on bass straight outside of mission bay jetty.
  183. Otto

    La Jolla 5/28 One YT

    What did you catch between the bouys ? I baited the bottom there with squid for no bites
  184. Otto

    La Jolla 5/28 One YT

    I'm thinking there were two of you throwing surface irons south of the nw corner.
  185. Otto

    La Jolla 5/28 One YT

    You must have been out there
  186. Otto

    La Jolla 5/28 One YT

    Went to Lajolla Tuesday morning for nothing. I absolutely saw yellows puddling at one point early in the day. Trolled xraps, slow trolled live mackerel, chased birds, for nothing.
  187. Otto

    Eds jigs at it again

    I had a similar jig that looked awesome like these. First time I used it, I brought up a real nice rockfish. Then I lost it on a bottom snag.
  188. Otto

    HDS 8 Gen 1 + Structure Scan Gen 1 with LSS 1 transducer

    Also includes the original power cable unused, the original bracket with knobs, and the operation manual.
  189. Otto

    HDS 8 Gen 1 + Structure Scan Gen 1 with LSS 1 transducer

    Bought all this new several years ago. HDS 8 works well and so does the structure scan. The 50/200 transducer didn't fair the removal process well. This transducer was on the way out too. New transducer is $125. Structure scan transducer works perfect and is included. Sell everything for $300...
  190. Otto

    Whistler Yellows 12-28

    In and amongst the boats, I'd see bait slowly busting the surface all around. No hook ups seen. Then, I see a parker pull one in and he threw some chum. Bam I'm hit. Other boat pulled one in with a flat fall. Kid fishing a live sardine was left out. Then I got another. Then - All Over.
  191. Otto

    Whistler Yellows 12-28

    Made it back at noon with 2 10 pound yellows. Caught at 10 am at 170 feet with the birdshit salas 6x. Two cranks off the bottom. Both within 5 minutes.
  192. Otto

    Merry Fishmas!

    Is that you on the Big Fish 2 ?
  193. Otto

    Merry Fishmas!

    I was out there 12/24 for one yellow
  194. Otto

    Merry Fishmas!

    Sounds like you just said the blue YoZuri caught more yellows. I've been changing treble hooks on the smaller xraps to be 4x strong. Thanks for the trolling speed insight.
  195. Otto

    Merry Fishmas!

    Congratulations on a great day of fishing. Looks like you were catching with an xrap 20 or 30. I'm very curious if you found the magic trolling speed that caught most of the yellows ?
  196. Otto

    Islands 11/10

    Where was the hot spot at the islands for the yellows ?
  197. Otto

    The San Diego Caught 112 Yellows Today

    I think it all makes sense. Just wanted Jason to at least post it on Fishdope. Figure he wants the cattle boats to work it a couple days first.
  198. Otto

    The San Diego Caught 112 Yellows Today

    Sure would like to know a lot more.
  199. Otto

    Caught a shark, need help on identifying species.

    Cut the fin off and use the rest for chum.
  200. Otto

    FMM FEES 8/18 - OFF TO MEXICO

    When you ask them at the border they say it's multi-use.
  201. Otto

    FMM FEES 8/18 - OFF TO MEXICO

    I get a 180 day multi-use fmm visa at the border for about $32.
  202. Otto

    Fishing Coranados

    Every time I ask them at the border I get the same answer. I realize many people say the opposite and your probably right with your summation. If the guy on the gun boat suddenly doesn't like my visa, the worst will be that he tells me to leave. I've been checked twice with good results. Every...
  203. Otto

    Fishing Coranados

    I've been checked twice.
  204. Otto

    Fishing Coranados

    The Mexican government that sells the FMM visa at the border says it's fine to use on the water. I ask them every time.
  205. Otto

    Fishing Coranados

    I believe you only need a tip permit if you enter a Mexican port. My visa is an FMM visa.
  206. Otto

    Fishing Coranados

    I cross the border every six months and get the visa as I cross into Tijuana. Then I walk straight out and back to the USA with a 180 day multi-use visa good for fishing Mexican waters. Must get your visa at window 5. They say it makes me legal for fishing in Mexican waters. Gun boat guy...
  207. Otto

    Fishing Coranados

    Maybe the TIP is the permit needed if you plan on going inside a Mexican port ? I get my 180 day FMM visa at the border for about $32. They swear it's a multi-use visa for fishing the Islands and beyond.
  208. Otto

    Excellent dorado fishing in U.S. Waters

    I thought 2 per person was the limit on Dorado daily ?
  209. Otto

    Late Report Sat 8/4/17 Coronado Islands YT Report - Limits

    I get my Mexican fishing license at the office on Kalmia Street. I get my 180 multi use FMM Visa at the border for about $32.
  210. Otto

    north 9, 2 mahi, 1 yellowtail, white shark sighting

    Possibly a big Mako instead ? Thought maybe this water is too warm now for white sharks and just right for Mako sharks.
  211. Otto

    Cornonado Islands report 7/21

    I get my 180 day FMM at the border
  212. Otto

    Don't be a Dick! Post your reports! It helps us all. Let's work together!

    Too many Kooks on this website to post. I'd rather post to fishdope and eliminate just a few.
  213. Otto

    LJ 5/30

    I bought a phenix Abyss 8 foot spinning rod rated 15-40. Great for casting light jigs.
  214. Otto

    Commander Insurance Fraud Guilty Pleas

    You owed me an apology. But instead you prove yourself a jerk over and over.
  215. Otto

    Commander Insurance Fraud Guilty Pleas

    You were probably the dumb ass that defended the captains. I got called names like yours for speculating the truth.
  216. Otto

    Commander Insurance Fraud Guilty Pleas

    Just using your words. Your too quick to call names. Now we find out there you were wrong and I was right. YES - YOUR STUPID !
  217. Otto

    Commander Insurance Fraud Guilty Pleas

    I'd say your the FAG this time
  218. Otto

    Commander Insurance Fraud Guilty Pleas

    You were part of that previous thread. General thought was that the boat popped a plank. Once the boat refloated, we all knew there would be an investigation.
  219. Otto

    Commander Insurance Fraud Guilty Pleas

    I got removed from the previous thread about this boat because I made the public assumption that this was fraud. I WAS RIGHT !!!!!!!!!
  220. Otto

    UNBELIEVABLE HALI on POINT LOMA

    How much did it weigh and how deep was she ?
  221. Otto

    20# setup for yellowtail

    Post your address
  222. Otto

    20# setup for yellowtail

    Have you been like this your whole life. I get really tired of your kind.
  223. Otto

    20# setup for yellowtail

    Douche Bag
  224. Otto

    20# setup for yellowtail

    I hooked a 30 pound yellow on a rod rated 8-20 with a 20 pound top shot and a light circle hook. After 2 hours the line broke.
  225. Otto

    San Diego lodging

    I would consider the motel 6 on clairemont mesa blvd just west of the 805. Large parking lot enclosed by walls and fences.
  226. Otto

    Happy New Year

    I'll take the money and see how much happiness I can buy.
  227. Otto

    12-29-16 Sunset cliffs afternoon trip!

    I'll be very curious how your drone works out.
  228. Otto

    Phenix M1 inshore rod

    Why not the abyss series ?
  229. Otto

    Holy crap, that has to hurt

    Someone got killed with a nail gun in the movie Lethal Weapon.
  230. Otto

    SD Bay Macs?

    Why ask Jeff when you can tell us ?
  231. Otto

    Suggestions on casting rod - $180

    Joey at Squidco will get you a better price.
  232. Otto

    Suggestions on casting rod - $180

    I recently bought a phenix abyss spinning rod 8 foot rated 15-40. I can cast a 2 ounce weight a very long ways.
  233. Otto

    Suggestions on casting rod - $180

    Casting rods are usually parabolic. Rock fish rig would be the opposite.
  234. Otto

    SD Bay Macs?

    I usually find them near the bait barge. Haven't tried in a few months.
  235. Otto

    FMM Permit Info

    Baaa!
  236. Otto

    FMM Permit Info

    I tell them the truth that I plan to leave from San Diego by water to fish the Coronado Islands in a few days. They are very clear that this is a multiple entry VISA good for my purpose. The guy on the gunboat trys to count how many days I'm into this 180 day Visa.
  237. Otto

    FMM Permit Info

    I've been checked twice without problem. Talk to them at the border about the FMM visa. They insist it is a multiple entry visa good for 180 days. I think the Mexican government enjoys collecting $26 per person every time you think you want to fish in Mexico.
  238. Otto

    FMM Permit Info

    Your one of many. Just because everyone says, doesn't make it so.
  239. Otto

    FMM Permit Info

    I've heard what you said over and over. When I get my tourist visa at the border, I tell them my intent to fish the Coronado islands. They always say I'm legal. I've been checked twice without a problem.
  240. Otto

    FMM Permit Info

    Squidco will do your Visa. I get the 180 day tourist visa at the border and never had a problem.
  241. Otto

    STOLEN RODS/REELS

    Tweekers Tweekers Everywhere !
  242. Otto

    How much does this weigh?

    I guess 2500 pounds
  243. Otto

    10' rod suggestion?

    I would decide what weight jigs you want to cast then call Phenix and ask them for a rod suggestion. I just purchased a PSX808 S. I vote for Phenix Abyss.
  244. Otto

    Shake down and eviction notice...

    I would have made the prop cavitate on the paddy before I took off.
  245. Otto

    Spinning rod choice's

    For casting such light weight, consider a Phenix PSX-807-s. This rod I believe is rated 12-30 and is 8 foot. Will cost you $200.
  246. Otto

    Spinning rod choice's

    Best I can figure, I would purchase the Seeker BCSW 908-9'-S combined with a Shimano ST5000XGFK.
  247. Otto

    Commander Sinking

    Why only two people onboard on a flat calm day.
  248. Otto

    Found at Dana Landing Mission Bay

    The guy is baiting him to tell the details so he can say it back. Pretty Obvious. Still funny.
  249. Otto

    Found at Dana Landing Mission Bay

    Goodies is a bag of stash.
  250. Otto

    Buying boat from out of state

    The 10 foot Porta-bote is a much better boat. All porta-botes were redesigned and improved starting with the 2014.
  251. Otto

    Buying boat from out of state

    I'm considering the purchase of a new porta-bote 10 foot skiff which would be delivered by mail. $2200 for just the boat. I will need to register this boat. I imagine the DMV will get me for sales tax too. Since I own a house, would I be paying a luxury tax ?
  252. Otto

    la jolla graveyard

    Vote Trump and fishing will improve.
  253. Otto

    Is tuna fishing slowing down

    New schools of blue fin tuna and yellowtail are scheduled to arrive in our waters the day before I go fishing.
  254. Otto

    Why not use straight braid to fluoro?

    When you tangle other anglers on the boat, braid wins and cuts off the mono.
  255. Otto

    Don't be this guy!

    Rambo hunts with a knife.
  256. Otto

    Trindad 14A VS Curado 300ej (light line setup)

    I've had the 14a on a rod rated 15-25. I always use this with 20 pound flouro. In the past I've had it filled with 20 pound power pro. Never broke the power pro. I still chase fish in the boat. Now I have it fill with 40 pound power pro super slick. The rod is a little light for 20 pound line. I...
  257. Otto

    Sportys anchoring for tuna vs drifting

    If anchoring is no big deal and your fishing heavy line, I would anchor on the high spot.
  258. Otto

    Sportys anchoring for tuna vs drifting

    If your going to stop in Ensenada, you'll need an additional permit.
  259. Otto

    ? Kite rigging a mackerel for bluefin

    Haven't heard the right answer yet
  260. Otto

    Can't find Phenix rod I want, need comparable

    The Axis poles are stiff. Look into the Phenix Abyss line.
  261. Otto

    Sd bay 8/21

    Where in the bay ?
  262. Otto

    Lookin for a fish and weather report for the Nados 8/20

    Just talked to a guy that went to the 302 for some yellowfin. He heard on the radio that the islands just had bonita only.
  263. Otto

    August 19, 2016 Coronado Islands

    I must add - It's been a catchy phrase around here. Cut the grass next week
  264. Otto

    Rod recommendation for Lexa 400

    Already Sold
  265. Otto

    Phenix 760H & Accurate fury 600NN

    I have the PSW760H with a Trinidad 30 with 65 pound power pro. I recently purchased the PHD760xh with a talica 16 2 speed and 80 pound power pro. I'll be using the PHD when targeting fish over 40 pounds.
  266. Otto

    More Patience

    I'd love to shred your paddy.
  267. Otto

    More Patience

    I had found this paddy first as was still fishing it. This guy that had pulled up was steering towards boats to find a paddy. I try not to reward these people.
  268. Otto

    More Patience

    Yes - You are a fucking asshole - Now that we got that covered. I seriously thought about spanking that guy and it wouldn't have been difficult. Maybe it's you that needs the spanking. Woman saw everything and she was completely incapable. I learned later there's a guy renting jet skis at this...
  269. Otto

    In Regards to BD for sale ads..... I have an idea!!

    I suggest reviews. Everyone gives a review and only one user name per person.
  270. Otto

    More Patience

    I guess I was in the moment of enjoying no boats around. I never saw this boat coming. I was slow trolling macks past this paddy in big ovals The move was mostly spontaneous.
  271. Otto

    More Patience

    Another boat had taken the inside of the dock next to the rocks.
  272. Otto

    More Patience

    I forgot to mention that she was on a Jet ski tied to the middle of the dock.
  273. Otto

    More Patience

    I'm running out. Made it out today and found a paddy. Very few boats out 30 miles in Mexican waters. Of course, 5 minutes later, here's a boat 30 feet off my paddy waiting for me to finish fishing. I rip up the paddy and let him have it. He actually stays. One dorado for the trip. Last time I...
  274. Otto

    Coronados vs off shore ?

    I'll tell you tonight
  275. Otto

    Check your FMM receipt

    Bought my last Visa at the border last April 2016. They told me the opposite. Only thing that matters is what the guy on the gunboat says.
  276. Otto

    Check your FMM receipt

    My experience is the exact opposite. I've been assured that it IS a multiple entry visa by water by the people selling the VISA at the border. I've been checked twice and told it was OK.
  277. Otto

    Check your FMM receipt

    Get your visa at the border 180 days at a time.
  278. Otto

    Yellowtail, calicos and a lady

    I kept thinking you were going to end the story about your soiled pants. Thank you for being there and doing the right thing.
  279. Otto

    Turtle in O'side Harbor

    Last year I saw a turtle like this just west of the 43. Took me a while to understand what I was looking at. When I did see clearly, blue fin tuna were harassing this turtle. In this episode, I caught a 36 pound blue fin.
  280. Otto

    Mexican Visa Question

    My buddy from Chicago got a four day visa for free. He speaks perfect Spanish and the people selling the visa assured him it was good for fishing the islands.
  281. Otto

    knots for 80-100lb flouro

    RP knot to braid - Palomar to hook
  282. Otto

    Mexican Visa Question

  283. Otto

    Mexican Visa Question

    Your right Glenn I walk across the border and get my visa for about $22 for 6 months. I've been checked twice and told everything was OK.
  284. Otto

    Lack of fresh water washout at most public boat launch ramps

    Just after we put the boat on the trailer and drive forward, wouldn't it be nice to drive through a freshwater trough about 2 feet deep ?
  285. Otto

    Avet vs Accurate Reels

    I have a jx 6/3 avet. Not a raptor. The knob that defines the drag seems very sensitive at the point where I like to set the drag. Do the raptor models have a better drag system in this behalf ?
  286. Otto

    Fake Seaguar on Amazon

    Turner's on Clairemont Mesa Blvd is the place for fluorocarbon. Ask Mark, the manager, and he'll give you a discount on the fluorocarbon. If it's not already on sale.
  287. Otto

    Stupid is as stupid does, more BSB hijinx (Headslap here)

    That fish floated belly up. It's DEAD !
  288. Otto

    Light Green Plastic Cedar Plug Swerves

    Looks l The horse's ass is looking at you.
  289. Otto

    Light Green Plastic Cedar Plug Swerves

    Thank You
  290. Otto

    Light Green Plastic Cedar Plug Swerves

    My other cedar plugs always track straight.
  291. Otto

    Light Green Plastic Cedar Plug Swerves

    7/25 I trolled three cedar plugs about 7 to 8 mph, 10 to 15 miles off Oceanside for nothing. Caught a dorado off a kelp. Did see one yellowfin jumper. I noticed that my green plastic cedar plug swerves side to side. The others track straight. Wasn't a problem by this cedar plugs actions so I...
  292. Otto

    Who Bought the Kelp?

    There's laws concerning how much kelp you can take.
  293. Otto

    realisticwraps

    That mackerel pattern looked like what I would want. Most everything would rather have a small mackerel.
  294. Otto

    Which reel for a Calstar 800MH?

    Trinidad 20a
  295. Otto

    Am I Acting Weird?

    They probably thought you were well compensated by leaving their junk.
  296. Otto

    Who Bought the Kelp?

    No kelp in La Jolla also. Checked it yesterday morning at low tide with no current. No Kelp. Caught mackerel near the only strand I found.
  297. Otto

    Am I Acting Weird?

    Weird is as weird does. You didn't mention if they stole from you. I usually fish alone for the reasons you mentioned. I only trust two different people to fish with. I offered a free trip to an experienced bloodydecker, he couldn't wait to steal my fish scales.
  298. Otto

    Phenix Black Diamond vs Black Diamond Hybrid

    The hybrid rods are more stiff and casting would not be as efficient.
  299. Otto

    talica 12 with phenix...

    If your not casting, I would get the PHD. Then ask yourself, don't you want to shorten the fight if you can ? That's why I got the 30 80 PHD. I plan to fish straight braid to a fluorocarbon leader. I want the longer pole to bring in the slack as this will happen when catching tuna.
  300. Otto

    Not a bad skunk at la jolla

    Never heard of a reel seizing up.
  301. Otto

    Phenix Black Diamond vs Black Diamond Hybrid

    Hybrids also have better grips with a stiffer rod.
  302. Otto

    Phenix Black Diamond vs Black Diamond Hybrid

    My psw bottomed out on all tuna caught last year. I haven't pulled on anything with my hybrid. If you don't plan on casting, I would use the hybrid.
  303. Otto

    talica 12 with phenix...

    I have the psw760h and the phd760xh
  304. Otto

    knock-off Flat Falls

    I saw that thread and rigged my 160 gram flatfall with a 11/0 offshore hook.
  305. Otto

    need outboard starter rebuilt, who to take it to in san diego

    Broadway Auto Electric is a good place to go.
  306. Otto

    What's Better- Fluoro to Braid or to Mono Topshot?

    Braid to a fluorocarbon leader is a lot less for that sardine to pull. I cast straight braid tied to 2 feet of mono.
  307. Otto

    need outboard starter rebuilt, who to take it to in san diego

    This guys name is Ian. His phone number is 858 722-9926. Not Cheap !
  308. Otto

    For Casting Big Poppers For Big Tuna - Talica 20 or Avet HXJ ?

    Charkbait on Midway drive has them for $34.95. Seems like it would be in the way while casting. I'm gonna have the shackles ready just incase I really get what I want.
  309. Otto

    For Casting Big Poppers For Big Tuna - Talica 20 or Avet HXJ ?

    I've heard that if you can hook that big tuna in the top lip and the bottom lip, the tuna won't be able to breath and the fight will be over very quickly.
  310. Otto

    For Casting Big Poppers For Big Tuna - Talica 20 or Avet HXJ ?

    I've been talking about my casting rod. Works great for yellowtail. Not sure I want a six hour fight on this rod for a 200 pounder. I have to try ...
  311. Otto

    For Casting Big Poppers For Big Tuna - Talica 20 or Avet HXJ ?

    Just realized I have some stainless shackles that should work. From there I can clip on fighting belt.
  312. Otto

    For Casting Big Poppers For Big Tuna - Talica 20 or Avet HXJ ?

    I can't seem to be able to purchase these.
  313. Otto

    For Casting Big Poppers For Big Tuna - Talica 20 or Avet HXJ ?

    These new fighting belts allow you to use your legs in applying pressure. I currently have a Trinidad 20 on this pole and I like it a lot. Was hoping to shorten the battle by having lugs on the reel and an ability to have a stronger drag.
  314. Otto

    Phenix Black Diamond vs Black Diamond Hybrid

    I caught several 30 pound tuna last year on my psw760h. I found that the rod bent more than I like. I just purchased a PHD760XH. The PSWs are essentially for casting. The PHDs are for landing.
  315. Otto

    For Casting Big Poppers For Big Tuna - Talica 20 or Avet HXJ ?

    I think I want a reel with lugs so I can attach a fighting belt.
  316. Otto

    For Casting Big Poppers For Big Tuna - Talica 20 or Avet HXJ ?

    Will pair this reel for my Phenix PSW909XHJ 9 foot 30 80. For Casting Poppers. Talica 20 or the Avet HXJ ?
  317. Otto

    Input Needed: Which 8 FT Jig Stick

    If the rod says Phenix, then I like it.
  318. Otto

    My latest capture 100 plus

    I can't tell by the picture
  319. Otto

    My latest capture 100 plus

    Curious, when the tuna got hooked, did the treble hooks hook both the top jaw and the bottom jaw ?
  320. Otto

    looking for people to fish

    Just sent you a text.
  321. Otto

    Best Mackeral Sabiki

    I use canned tuna. Cheapest stuff in the store.
  322. Otto

    Anyone think of shooting one of these huge blue fin at gaff ?

    I nailed it perfect. You love sea lions. I suspect it's you that have a tough time reading and understanding much. I understood the situation perfect. You seem to be way off.
  323. Otto

    Giant Bluefin just weighed in Oceanside 262 #

    I watched your videos and truly enjoyed every minute. What a trophy ! I believe you used a calstar 700h 7 foot 30 80 rod with a Trinidad 40 reel. Is this correct ? What pole, reel, line, and size popper were you using ?
  324. Otto

    Anyone think of shooting one of these huge blue fin at gaff ?

    I bet you feel bad for that sea lion ?
  325. Otto

    Anyone think of shooting one of these huge blue fin at gaff ?

    I haven't had a seal bomb in 35 years. If I had today, I might have found a new use.
  326. Otto

    Anyone think of shooting one of these huge blue fin at gaff ?

    Seal bombs are for sea lions. Insert inside a mackeral and light.
  327. Otto

    I love seals

    I thought maybe this was about seal recipes.
  328. Otto

    First "big boy" rig

    Tackle Direct - I paid nothing to get the economy shipping. Tackle Direct upgraded me for free to 2 day shipping. Still impressed with both reels. The SLR reel is 33 pounds at max strike. That's 50 percent better than my talica 16.
  329. Otto

    First "big boy" rig

    I just bought an Okuma Makaira 50 2 speed for $579 delivered. With this purchase, they gave me an Okuma 50 SLR reel for free. Same deal still exists. Either one of these reels should have no problem landing huge tuna.
  330. Otto

    Flat fall 4 bluefin, what size

    I changed the hooks on my 160 gram flat fall. Now it has an 11/0 offshore hook.
  331. Otto

    Anyone think of shooting one of these huge blue fin at gaff ?

    Good information here - Thank You
  332. Otto

    Anyone think of shooting one of these huge blue fin at gaff ?

    Guy on Alaska show says he shoots all halibut over 50 pounds. Before they enter the boat.
  333. Otto

    Anyone think of shooting one of these huge blue fin at gaff ?

    Id rather shoot him before he enters the boat
  334. Otto

    Anyone think of shooting one of these huge blue fin at gaff ?

    Figured there could be a chance of a ricochet ?
  335. Otto

    Knot for 130 lb wind on leader

    I plan to run mostly 150 pound power pro attached with an RP knot to 100 pound mono. If I used fluorocarbon, to the flat fall, I'd like to use 100 pound fluorocarbon attached with a uni to uni knot. I replaced the hook to my 160 gram flat fall to a 11/0 offshore hook.
  336. Otto

    Knot for 130 lb wind on leader

    Some people might use 100 pound fluorocarbon. I have the same question though.
  337. Otto

    Mission bay marina boats being robbed.

    Someone needs to stay on their boat and let the tweekers try and rob him. Just have the upper hand when the time comes.
  338. Otto

    The 43 on the 4th for no love

    Was the water blue or off color at the 43 ?
  339. Otto

    Penn FTH60LD2 vs. Shimano TLD30/2- trolling application

    I just bought an Okuma makaira 50 2 speed reel for $579 and got an Okuma SLR 50w reel for free. You can too. That TLD max at strike is 16 pounds the makaira is 60 the slr is 33.
  340. Otto

    Good times NPH

    This picture has got to be photo shoped
  341. Otto

    240.2lb Cow BFT Report (US Waters)

    Your rod is rated 30 50 line weight. No wonder it took you so long to land. I just purchased a 80 130 rod for these giants.
  342. Otto

    FMM... What's the scoop ? ? ?

    I walked across the border last April and received an FMM at the border. I have done this several times over the past years and have been checked twice. The people at the FMM station at the border claim this FMM is good on the ocean. I think the most of you are wasting your money.
  343. Otto

    Seeker 2 x 4 vs. Phenix or Calstar

    I also recently purchased a PHD760XH 30 80 rod.
  344. Otto

    Seeker 2 x 4 vs. Phenix or Calstar

    I recently purchased a Phenix Axis HAX780x2h 40 100 rod. Plan to use this with a fighting belt. Joey at Squidco can get you a great deal.
  345. Otto

    FMM... What's the scoop ? ? ?

    I get my FMM by walking across the border. $23 for a 180 day multiple entry FMM visa.
  346. Otto

    Seeker 2 x 4 vs. Phenix or Calstar

    I vote for Phenix
  347. Otto

    PSW760H and PHD 760H

    The PSW760H is a casting rod. Would be good for fishing yellows with live bait. How much do you want for your PHD760H ?
  348. Otto

    Slow Trolling Bait

    I usually use a circle hook, pin my sardine/mackerel through the nose and troll bait way back. All the while I'm leaving the reel in free spool and keeping my thumb on the spool. When the fish strikes, I lift my thumb and wait for the reel to go very fast. Then engage with drag. I'm finding...
  349. Otto

    CROSSING AT SAN YSIDRO ( TJ )

    One line in the water per person.
  350. Otto

    Have you ever trolled a surface iron?

    Your Stepping on my Toes Now !
  351. Otto

    Have you ever trolled a surface iron?

    I tried trolling a waxwing with no takers. Plan to try it again.
  352. Otto

    Man vs Seal and seal lost!!!!!

    A seal bomb inside a mackerel would hurt them. Treble hooks just add iron to their diet.
  353. Otto

    My boat towing insurance with Boat US just expired

    Like I said, I renewed today.
  354. Otto

    Man vs Seal and seal lost!!!!!

    Have a big mackerel loaded with treble hooks inside, to feed the dog while your trying to land your yellow.
  355. Otto

    My boat towing insurance with Boat US just expired

    Let it lapse till the first of May then renew. Your new renewal date will be May 31. According to the girl from the insurance company, your coverage will only lapse on the first of May.
  356. Otto

    My boat towing insurance with Boat US just expired

    Maybe it's just priced into what we pay. Girl on the phone says there is no down side to doing it. Priced into what we pay. I call time warner once a year so I can pay less for the same service. Sounds like they allow the person with too much money to pay more.
  357. Otto

    My boat towing insurance with Boat US just expired

    So I just renewed my Boat US plan and my new expiration date is April 30, 2017. Lady on the phone confirmed again that there is no down side to taking advantage of their 30 day grace period.
  358. Otto

    My boat towing insurance with Boat US just expired

    Girl at insurance company said I would have the same coverage as before for an additional 30 days. I figure there has to be some kind of catch to this. That's why I'm asking all of you on bloodydecks. We are talking about towing insurance..
  359. Otto

    My boat towing insurance with Boat US just expired

    If I renew today, my expiration date will remain 04/30/2017. If I wait till 06/01/2016 to renew, my new expiration date will be 06/30/2017. After each expiration date would be another free month of coverage.
  360. Otto

    My boat towing insurance with Boat US just expired

    My towing insurance expired April 30, 2016. I called to renew my insurance and put the bill on a credit card. The girl on the phone said that even though my insurance has expired, I'm still covered for an additional 30 days. Why should I renew ? If I wait till June first to renew, my new policy...
  361. Otto

    Trinidad 30A and Phenix Rod for Sale

    Both reel and rod have been sold.
  362. Otto

    Trinidad 30A and Phenix Rod for Sale

    Phenix rod has been sold. I'll sell the reel for $350.
  363. Otto

    Trinidad 30A and Phenix Rod for Sale

    Reel will be at a functional 100 percent. Includes original clamp. Squidco will be able to verify the 100 percent if you meet me at squidco when reel has been completed. Reel currently has no line installed.
  364. Otto

    Trinidad 30A and Phenix Rod for Sale

    Reel currently getting serviced at Squidco. Reel has lots of scratches. Looking for $380 cash after service. Meet at Squidco when the reel is finished. Also have a Phenix PSW909H 9 foot casting rod for sale for $230.
  365. Otto

    It's Official...

    I don't need the license. People just take my word.
  366. Otto

    Favorite braid?

    I like the power pro super slick. I use it for casting also.
  367. Otto

    Harrington dilemma

    I like the gold Trinidad 20. Get Joey at squidco to update the drag and an extra click that prevents your reel from reversing.
  368. Otto

    Harrington dilemma

    I bet you have a four wheel drive truck that has never seen the dirt.
  369. Otto

    New Phenix Model Rod Axis??

    Any thought about the Hypalon grips ?
  370. Otto

    Trini 16a

    My Trinidad 20 is clamped to my casting pole. There is no reel seat.
  371. Otto

    WTB Trinidad 14a. Used

    http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&toolid=10001&campid=5336488034&icep_item=131662002195
  372. Otto

    Phenix PSW909H - $230

    top again
  373. Otto

    WTB Trinidad 14a. Used

    I use mine with 20 pound power pro and a 20 pound fluorocarbon leader.
  374. Otto

    New to surface irons

    I could sell you a phenix 9 foot 20 50 casting rod psw909h for sale for $230 in San Diego.
  375. Otto

    Trini 16a

    Check out the difference in the clamps.
  376. Otto

    Trini 16a

    If you bought a Trinidad 20a instead, you would have a lot stronger connection to your rod when you use the reel clamp.
  377. Otto

    Salmon off Dana point??

    I suspect that for legally catching a salmon, a barbless hook would be required.
  378. Otto

    Went looking on 04/17

    Went out last week to LaJolla and caught some of those mackerel tuna. Tuna are here.
  379. Otto

    Quick Sale Trinidad 30A (1st $320 GETS IT!!!)

    Does it come with the original clamp ?
  380. Otto

    3 Shimano Trinidad 40N, 16 DC and 20 DC

    $500 cash for both the 16dc and the 20dc reels. In San Diego
  381. Otto

    1/2 Day Boat Bluefin Tuna 4/11

    10 miles off Del Mar
  382. Otto

    New phenix black diamond hybrid

    I'll give you $250 in San Diego
  383. Otto

    SOLD

    I called him on the phone and he added it to his order. Then called me four days later. Drove down and got one dollar back from three hundreds.
  384. Otto

    SOLD

    just bought one from Squidco for $299 total. Tax included
  385. Otto

    Best bait caster REEL

    How do you figure ?
  386. Otto

    Best bait caster REEL

    If you want the best, buy the Shimano Trinidad 14A
  387. Otto

    High-speed electric reel

    So I want to drop that Salas 6x, then retrieve super fast, then slow it down so that yellow can get it. Then put the rod in it's holder and let the reel work. Meanwhile, I'll drop down another line and try for two.
  388. Otto

    High-speed electric reel

    Under Gear Restrictions in 28.65 it says that electric reels are OK.
  389. Otto

    High-speed electric reel

    I plan to use my electric reel for jigging yellows.
  390. Otto

    High-speed electric reel

    I thought that using an electric reel in California's ocean was legal.
  391. Otto

    High-speed electric reel

    If the Mexican navy sees this reel, they will take it for sure.
  392. Otto

    Wtb: jig & bait sticks

    How about a Phenix PSW909H 9 foot 20 50 ?
  393. Otto

    Best bait caster REEL

    I use the Trinidad 14a
  394. Otto

    What size Flat Falls and ColtSnipers?

    The heavier coltsnipers cast further.
  395. Otto

    Trail Camera with 16 GB SD card

    yes 858 278-1247 ask for Floyd
  396. Otto

    Trail Camera with 16 GB SD card

    Never came with cables. Just put the SD card in your computer.
  397. Otto

    Trail Camera with 16 GB SD card

    No cables included
  398. Otto

    Trail Camera with 16 GB SD card

    Includes everything that came with unit including the manual. Comes with a 16 GB SD card that I purchased separately. Excellent condition. Batteries installed.
  399. Otto

    PH-ULUA 93H

    I'd like to sell you my Phenix psw909H
  400. Otto

    Phenix PSW909H - $230

    Picture shows the rash mentioned
  401. Otto

    Phenix PSW909H - $230

    All guides are in perfect condition
  402. Otto

    Ch. 72 now broadcasting on the web!!

    Won't work with Time Warner
  403. Otto

    FOR SALE TROLLING GEAR

    I'll buy the ping pong table
  404. Otto

    Phenix PSW909H - $230

    Still for Sale
  405. Otto

    Trail Camera with 16 GB SD card

    $70 Cash in San Diego
  406. Otto

    WTB PHENIX PHD 760XH

    Squidco will sell it cheap
  407. Otto

    Phenix PSW909H - $230

    20 50 casting rod
  408. Otto

    TRINIDAD DC for sale

    I sure like mine
  409. Otto

    Phenix 760H

    Is this a PSW or a PHD ?
  410. Otto

    Phenix PSW909H - $230

    Deckhand version - A little bit of boat rash Available in San Diego
  411. Otto

    Santa Barbara Tuna ?

    Give us your phone number so next time I'm drunk I can get you a good fish report.
  412. Otto

    Yellowfin Tuna Double Hook Up Double Release (video)

    You have way too much fun. I'm envious.
  413. Otto

    Rod recommendation for Lexa 400

    Or buy my PSW909H
  414. Otto

    Trinidad 30a and trinidad 14a fair deal?

    These reels sell for more than $350 each used.
  415. Otto

    Rod recommendation for Lexa 400

    I have a Phenix PSW909H Deckhand for sale at $250 cash in San Diego. This is a nine foot casting rod 20-50. Sounds perfect for your needs.
  416. Otto

    Need an Outboard Mechanic

    Waiting for Mike at Second Chance Outboards to do the work on my boat where it sits in my driveway.
  417. Otto

    Shout Out - Last Chance Tackle (Hemet)

    Go for it
  418. Otto

    Shout Out - Last Chance Tackle (Hemet)

    While your advertising your tackle shop, I'd advertise mine.
  419. Otto

    Shout Out - Last Chance Tackle (Hemet)

    Squidco has better prices.
  420. Otto

    Need help finding a rod.

    PHD 760X2H
  421. Otto

    Need help finding a rod.

    If your wanting something for big tuna with live bait, maybe consider a PHD version.
  422. Otto

    Need an Outboard Mechanic

    I have a Verado outboard. Time for the water pump to be replaced. Hoping to get some good recommendations. A mobile mechanic would be preferred.
  423. Otto

    Planning a vacation for next year best places to fish?

    www.bosquedelcabo.com
  424. Otto

    Planning a vacation for next year best places to fish?

    Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica - Osa Peninsula
  425. Otto

    Need help finding a rod.

    Did you purchase the PSW700xh from Squidco ?
  426. Otto

    Need help finding a rod.

    Did you purchase the PSW700xh from Squidco ?
  427. Otto

    Phenix PSW909H nine foot 20 50 casting rod

    Deckhand version 250 cash in San Diego. (858) 278-1247
  428. Otto

    Need help finding a rod.

    Squidco Squidco (619) 222-8955 ask for Joey
  429. Otto

    Need help finding a rod.

    Might look at the Phenix PSW700XH. Seven foot 30 - 80. Joey at Squidco can get you a screaming deal.
  430. Otto

    Need help finding a rod.

    I can sell you a Phenix PSW909H that is a nine foot 20 50 rod for $250 cash in San Diego.
  431. Otto

    1500 dollar budget

    Phenix Rods
  432. Otto

    1500 dollar budget

    Phenix pols are nicer. If you get a Torium or an older Trinidad reel, you'll need upgrades that will cost you bucks.
  433. Otto

    1500 dollar budget

    I've got the Phenix PSW909H 9 foot 20 50 rod for sale $250 Cash in San Diego
  434. Otto

    1500 dollar budget

    I would look at ebay for a shimano Trinidad a reel. Go to squidco and get a Phenix rod.
  435. Otto

    Dog lost at Sea Found Alive on San Clemente Island

    http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2016/03/16/dog-presumed-lost-at-sea-found-alive-on-san-clemente-island-5-weeks-later/
  436. Otto

    20% Discount -- Good deal?

    http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&toolid=10001&campid=5336488034&icep_item=361043804728
  437. Otto

    809xhj vs 909xhj

    I plan to sell my psw909H for $250 cash in San Diego if anyone is interested.
  438. Otto

    809xhj vs 909xhj

    I just purchased the psw909xhj. My next trip out I plan to cast the 100 gram coltsniper.
  439. Otto

    Phenix PSW-909XHJ - Deck Hand

    That PSW 909 XHJ is optimal for casting 90 to 100 gram surface irons ? Anyways, that sounds like the consensus. Maybe I'll buy one too.
  440. Otto

    Phenix PSW-909XHJ - Deck Hand

    I let that 120 gram mega bait sink for a while and then reel in fast. Use a treble hook on the end. When the yellow fin were biting, I was doing better than my buddy using 20 pound and a sardine. I need to try this on breaking yellows. I'll try the lighter lures at some time. I appreciate your...
  441. Otto

    Phenix PSW-909XHJ - Deck Hand

    I can cast 120 grams an incredible distance. I also use one noch of brake with this cast.
  442. Otto

    Phenix PSW-909XHJ - Deck Hand

    I have the PSW909H 20-50 Deckhand. I have it paired with a shimano Trinidad 20DC with 50 pound power pro slick and a 2.5 foot piece of 40 pound mono. I tie on a 120 gram mega bait and cast that thing so far its amazing. I find with this weight lure and the torque I find, this pole completely...
  443. Otto

    San Diego - Mission Bay advice

    Halibut would be the best prize.
  444. Otto

    Friendly Trailer Reminder

    Recently replaced the brakes on my trailer and other work that will hopefully prevent an issue. Figure if something happened due to bad trailer brakes, that would result in a citation. Always wondering what would get a ticket. Glad you weren't cited.
  445. Otto

    Friendly Trailer Reminder

    Did the CHP cite you ?
  446. Otto

    Shimano reel cost going up?

    Ebay has great deals in the winter. Now everyone wants full price. Buy your reel on ebay during December. Talk to Joey at squidco. He'll get you a deal.
  447. Otto

    Phenix PHD-888MH

    Do you have an optimal weight lure for casting this rod ?
  448. Otto

    Phenix PHD-888MH

    I use a 6 foot stiff pole with 60 pound mono to yoyo for yellows.
  449. Otto

    Rod suggestions for Trini16a?

    Phenix rods are so nice. Go to the website.
  450. Otto

    Catalina Island from my Drone

    Have you found fish with the drone yet ?
  451. Otto

    Link for obtaining permits to fish the coronado islands

    Walk across the border and get your 180 day fmm visa. Good for multiple entries. Ask me for directions.
  452. Otto

    Mad at the old lady

    Did she tell you ?
  453. Otto

    Need a sprayer to wash trailer in parking lot after launching boat.

    Its already in the mail. Ill just hope for the best and replace when the time comes.
  454. Otto

    Need a sprayer to wash trailer in parking lot after launching boat.

    Rust resistant Endurall epoxy-coated inside and out galvanized steel tank
  455. Otto

    Need a sprayer to wash trailer in parking lot after launching boat.

    I'll never take it out on the water. Just keep in in the back of my jeep. I've found the cheap ones foul over time. Wanted one a little better.
  456. Otto

    Need a sprayer to wash trailer in parking lot after launching boat.

    Just purchased this sprayer. http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&toolid=10001&campid=5336488034&icep_item=311238535013
  457. Otto

    Heard the Mexican Navy now needs a TIP permit (Temporary Import Permit)

    Just called conapesca and found that if your not trailering your boat in Mexico and your not arriving in a Mexican port, you don't need the TIP permit. He did say that each Mexican Navy guy has his own agenda and anything is possible.
  458. Otto

    Need a sprayer to wash trailer in parking lot after launching boat.

    Curious which sprayer works best. Sunset marine just rebuilt trailer and did a good job.
  459. Otto

    Heard the Mexican Navy now needs a TIP permit (Temporary Import Permit)

    Does the Mexican Navy now need a TIP permit ? Looks like the permit is good for 10 years. Any information would be helpful.
  460. Otto

    I demand a discount from Fishermans' landing (sarcasm)

    If he gets a discount I want one too. Kid should be happy his picture is on the website. Just as good as being on TV.
  461. Otto

    Shimano is Hiring - Reel Technician - Temporary Position

    How much does it pay? This is a picture of me in my last interview.
  462. Otto

    Trailer Repair

    Very Helpful - Thank You
  463. Otto

    Trailer Repair

    I've got a single axle boat trailer that needs lots of work. Who should I hire to fix ?
  464. Otto

    Got my fishmas tree up

    Best one I've seen.
  465. Otto

    FMM Permit Info

    I've been checked twice while using a Visa acquired by walking across the border. Never a problem.
  466. Otto

    FMM Permit Info

    Last September I walked across the border again to get my FMM. Once across the border, the look has changed. There's a big booth as you walk past to get your VISA. I got my 180 day visa and the guy behind the counter said it was multi-use and was good for any number of fishing visits within 180...
  467. Otto

    Dead whale

    The pistol shot must have been to reduce his pain while choking.
  468. Otto

    Dead whale

    Will anyone take credit for shooting the Sea Lion ?
  469. Otto

    (Pic heavy, post 1 of 2) Boston Whaler rebuild and an epic shakedown trip 9/20/2015

    I was hoping for pictures of the outboard mounted. Maybe the outboard is mounted between the 2 plates on back of transom on a missing board or ...
  470. Otto

    Mexican Licenses

    Get your license at Conapesca located on Kalmia with an address on 5th.
  471. Otto

    Limit fishing on Yt. ""Who did it"""???? PATHETIC!!!

    I can see your proud. Nice Catch !
  472. Otto

    Crazy stuff

    Marine Science Center ...
  473. Otto

    9' Light jig/Bait rod advice

    I matched this rod with a Trinidad 30A. PSW-760H 7'6" 25-60 1 Fast Essex SiC Alps Tri Reel Seat / Hypalon $299
  474. Otto

    9' Light jig/Bait rod advice

    phenix
  475. Otto

    Taking your boat into mexico to go fishing

    Joey at squidco can do this for you.
  476. Otto

    Taking your boat into mexico to go fishing

    Walk across the border and get your FMM visa
  477. Otto

    sardine vs mackerel

    Kind of like knowing how many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie roll lollipop. I tend to eat too many sardines this way. Still works.
  478. Otto

    Islander Finds the Bluefin

    I understand you must use a couple prosthetics.
  479. Otto

    Islander Finds the Bluefin

    Amazing a one legged man went. Mind over matter.
  480. Otto

    Are seeker hercules still a good option?

    I have 2 of these and like them a lot. Ones 50 - 100 and the other is 40 - 80. Very light ! Could use better grips. Great when your hooked up. Lots of pressure on fish.
  481. Otto

    what we've all been waiting for...

    Boat soap is available at West Marine
  482. Otto

    what we've all been waiting for...

    I hope you retrieved that cigarette butt ... Good Video
  483. Otto

    Fishing Knife for Mexican Waters

    Knife says Turners on it.
  484. Otto

    Fishing Knife for Mexican Waters

    Looks like a butcher knife. I plan to purchase a knife with a little shorter blade.
  485. Otto

    Fishing Knife for Mexican Waters

    FAG !
  486. Otto

    Fishing Knife for Mexican Waters

    Thank You
  487. Otto

    Fishing Knife for Mexican Waters

    I guess no one gets hassled for a 9 inch knife ...
  488. Otto

    Fishing Knife for Mexican Waters

    Turners has a great knife for just over $20.
  489. Otto

    Fishing Knife for Mexican Waters

    I need to purchase another fishing knife used for filleting fish and all purpose needs on the boat. I know the style of knife I want. I'm only concerned about the Mexican Navy busting me for having too long of a knife blade. The knife I want has a 9 inch blade. Has anyone been hassled by the...
  490. Otto

    found fishing gear Shelter Island 8/19/15

    Tell me what was found so I can tell you and claim.
  491. Otto

    Stollen gear

    Keep an eye on EBAY
  492. Otto

    Stollen gear

    Tweekers Everywhere ! Shoot Them All !
  493. Otto

    Friday Yellow-Tail Tuna report..

    You mean you poached his paddy ?
  494. Otto

    How to deal with divers

    Left from Mission Bay around 4:30 am Tuesday 8/11
  495. Otto

    Phenix Black Diamond Rod users

    Joey at Squidco can get you your best price - Bar-None.
  496. Otto

    Phenix Black Diamond Rod users

    I believe the 700h is about the same rating. From talking to someone else, I have better guides than some models.. I'd rather have the longer pole and still have the alps metal reel seat.
  497. Otto

    Phenix Black Diamond Rod users

    My arms and back would allow.
  498. Otto

    Phenix Black Diamond Rod users

    I caught 4 30 pound yellowfin on my psw760h with 40 pound fluorocarbon leader. I wanted to put more pressure on these fish than that pole would allow.
  499. Otto

    How to deal with divers

    Realize that when you enter the water you screw up the bite for everyone. So, don't do it. The wrist rocket would just be for sea lions. I don't even own a wrist rocket. I'd like to treat the diver like I would the sea lion as they both look and act the same.
  500. Otto

    How to deal with divers

    Boat looked like a 17 foot whaler. Wasn't a whaler. Just looked like one.
  501. Otto

    How to deal with divers

    Was that you ? Your Wrong !
  502. Otto

    How to deal with divers

    Left in the darkness for the north 9 today. I guess it was about 20 miles off Encinitas. Found a paddy and fished with two other boats. It was non-stop 30 pound yellowfin. After pulling 4 30 plus pound yfts off this paddy, I realized another boat was fishing the paddy with us and one boat had...
  503. Otto

    Jackpot Drone

    Lessen Learned - When casting at drones, use at least 40 pound line.
  504. Otto

    Heading to Kodiak Alaska

    You lucky dog
  505. Otto

    Fluorocarbon ..... Just the Facts.

    Hoping you could explain the stretch factor between fluorocarbon and mono.
  506. Otto

    Fluorocarbon ..... Just the Facts.

    I liked reading. Tell us about the stretch factor.
  507. Otto

    Local yellows and found gopro 8/4/15

    Why don't you look and tell us all.
  508. Otto

    Phenix psw-760m?

    Essex SIC
  509. Otto

    Local yellows and found gopro 8/4/15

    Wouldn't want to see. Just asking.
  510. Otto

    Phenix psw-760m?

    I have two phenix rods and have had no problem with the guides. Not sure about the M, but, I really like my psw760h. I use it with either 30 or 40 pound leaders.
  511. Otto

    Guess My Name - Fishing Super Star!

    Joe Dirt
  512. Otto

    black diamond reel seat issues? anyone experience?

    The reel seat that came with the reel is metal. The after market version is plastic. I clamped mine right off the start. Trinidad 30a on a psw760H. Great setup. No problems.
  513. Otto

    Battery question cause I know there is a expert out there !!!!

    Charging an AGM battery is different. Make sure your covered.
  514. Otto

    Battery question cause I know there is a expert out there !!!!

    Have the starting battery for just in case. Otherwise, your starting battery will end up degraded when you need it the most. Agm batteries are better. I plan to get two similar. Use one as a solo battery one trip. Turn selector switch and run the other battery the next. This way, you always...
  515. Otto

    star drag vs lever drag casting

    I don't know anything about the link posted. I just found the reel advertised on google.
  516. Otto

    star drag vs lever drag casting

    No battery. Very light. The brake works by magnets ( I think). Five levels to braking. I keep it with one level of braking. Really torque on cast and thumb at top of cast. Retrieve line perfect and you get a perfect cast. I cast 50 pound power pro slick.
  517. Otto

    star drag vs lever drag casting

    http://malaqkopak.com/shimano-reels/113-sale-shimano-trinidad-20-dc-2015.html
  518. Otto

    star drag vs lever drag casting

    2 speed reels are over rated. Star drag reels cast better. Buy the tn20dc if you can. I cast mine incredible far. No backlashing.
  519. Otto

    star drag vs lever drag casting

    No second speed on the Trinidad reels. If you purchased an older Trinidad, you'll need to have it upgraded.
  520. Otto

    star drag vs lever drag casting

    Keep looking on Ebay. You will eventually find a new Shimano Trinidad 20DC. Worth whatever you pay.
  521. Otto

    Phoenix Black Diamond Series Rods

    I have my PSW760H attached to a Trinidad 30A. This one always goes with me.
  522. Otto

    Another great trip with my girls

    Metal in the dark ? Were you lighting the water to fish at night ? Maybe just working a jig ?
  523. Otto

    where da fish at

    Get a Job ! Now feel the boot ! Fishing is good. Go further north versus west.
  524. Otto

    Fishdope doesn't work

    It 1:26 pm 7/24 and my fishdope doesn't work. Agh !
  525. Otto

    Big Yellowtail at it again - Coronados

    You holding that fish makes you look like a shrimp. Oh ! Maybe that fish was bigger than I thought. Beings that your 6'4", I'd say that fish is what you say.
  526. Otto

    How's fishing at the Coronado Islands ?

    Today is 7/22 and I'm curious to get a Coronados report in the last couple days. Curious if anyone was out there 7/21/2015 ?
  527. Otto

    Anyone been to the Coronados in the last two days ?

    Looks like the water is cleaning up and I want to try the islands for a couple hours. Sure would like to hear a very recent Coronado islands report.
  528. Otto

    A boat ho's job

    Make sure she's young and hot.
  529. Otto

    Battery Selector Switch - How Long Before Replacing

    I called this place. He has outback AGM batteries for $249 a piece. They would probably be fine, but, these batteries are not rated for cranking amps.
  530. Otto

    Alittle Thing That Happened at West Marine

    Kind of like opening jars of olives in the supermarket to find out which ones taste best.
  531. Otto

    Battery Selector Switch - How Long Before Replacing

    I called Mercury and told them the situation. They said the outboard alternator is for an AGM battery. He also suggested that I have at least 800 cranking amps. I can't find a picture of the battery that worked so well. Before, I didn't know anything about AGM batteries and my old battery that...
  532. Otto

    Battery Selector Switch - How Long Before Replacing

    Gonna buy 2 Northstar agm batteries model NSB-AGM-31m
  533. Otto

    Rod for Torium 20 ?

    I called Joey at Squidco and he ordered the psw760h for a great deal. I have 2 Phenix PSW rods. Best rods on the market for a decent price.
  534. Otto

    Rod for Torium 20 ?

    Phenix PSW760h
  535. Otto

    Bad batch of Seaguar

    Wow ! I haven't had problems with my seaguar floro from turners before. Was going to purchase more. Now I read this post and wonder ...
  536. Otto

    Scuppers on a triump 195cc

    I always empty the bait tank of sardines before I drain tank. Sardines will get stuck in drain otherwise.
  537. Otto

    Battery Selector Switch - How Long Before Replacing

    I think it was 800. Somehow, I think this pep bows marine battery is over rated. If the switch was lacking it would explain a lot. Probably will buy new agm battery.
  538. Otto

    Battery Selector Switch - How Long Before Replacing

    Thanks for all the replies. I have this perko battery selector switch mounted high on the enclosed side of the transom. Doesn't appear to be corroded and looks very clean. I recently removed, cleaned, and replaced battery connections on selector switch. My cables look like new also. Does...
  539. Otto

    Battery Selector Switch - How Long Before Replacing

    Bloodydeckers I'm running a 150 horse Verado outboard. I few years ago I bought new custom battery cables, a battery selector switch, and new regular marine batteries. I ran one battery for about 5 years without problems. The other battery barely got used and was replaced a couple years ago...
  540. Otto

    MLPA Violation - Penalties?

    What's the best method ?
  541. Otto

    Need help deciding what blank to get

    Forget the seeker stuff and by a phenix blank psw-760H
  542. Otto

    Name the Tuna

    We need a picture of the belly. If it's a spotted belly tuna (blue fin), it won't be a yellow fin. Yellow fin will have lines running from top to bottom. Hard to tell by side fins in picture. I thought the top of fish looked more like a yellow fin.
  543. Otto

    Rapala X-rap 30 wont stay down

    I had an xrap 30 that filled with water. I threw it away.
  544. Otto

    July 4th- almost lost my little boy! Warning to all parents:

    Wow ! A learning experience for us all.
  545. Otto

    Mexican license Near Mira Mesa

    4th and Laurel
  546. Otto

    FISHERMAN III NEVER EVER AGAIN….CAPTAINS ACTIONS….

    I think the captain has already spoke as he doesn't want to answer. I got tired of ready your posts down playing the situation on the Fisherman III. You must work for H&M, the Fisherman III, or some other connection to either.
  547. Otto

    FISHERMAN III NEVER EVER AGAIN….CAPTAINS ACTIONS….

    I'd say it would be good to hear the captain's story on this thread. I think he's been reading this thread and decided to remain quite. What are you talking about ?
  548. Otto

    FISHERMAN III NEVER EVER AGAIN….CAPTAINS ACTIONS….

    Better Late then Never.
  549. Otto

    FISHERMAN III NEVER EVER AGAIN….CAPTAINS ACTIONS….

    You call him and tell him to answer on this thread.
  550. Otto

    FISHERMAN III NEVER EVER AGAIN….CAPTAINS ACTIONS….

    I'd like to hear from the captain.
  551. Otto

    FISHERMAN III NEVER EVER AGAIN….CAPTAINS ACTIONS….

    Captain claims to be able and looks at women on the can. He also pirates fillets from unsuspecting fisherman.
  552. Otto

    First time Coronados what permits/visas

    No mention of needing a manifest.
  553. Otto

    First time Coronados what permits/visas

    I've found that getting your visa at the border is fun and easy.
  554. Otto

    First time Coronados what permits/visas

    If I'm checked on the water I plan to get another visa.
  555. Otto

    First time Coronados what permits/visas

    Go to the consulate office at 4th and laurel and get your Mexican fishing license then walk across the border and buy a 180 day visa. To purchase visa, everyone needs to walk across and everyone needs a passport. I can give detailed instruction to find visa place.
  556. Otto

    FISHERMAN III NEVER EVER AGAIN….CAPTAINS ACTIONS….

    Possibly the captain is a sex offender and as no regard for his clients.
  557. Otto

    Sunday snap off....

    Doesn't take days or weeks. Yes ! His line should not have broke.
  558. Otto

    Sunday snap off....

    In the original post he claimed the line broke. Didn't sound like it should have broke.
  559. Otto

    Sunday snap off....

    That's right. It's the sun and weather that causes the line to get brittle.
  560. Otto

    Sunday snap off....

    How long had your line been on the poles ? When mono gets old, it breaks easily.
  561. Otto

    We are on Lets Talk Hookup in 5 min

    What are you suggesting ?
  562. Otto

    Where did I go wrong

    When your trolling, remember to keep rod in rod holder with drag set tight. This should get you a good hook set.
  563. Otto

    Area for YFT

    If I tell you where the yellowfin are, are you going to tell everyone ?
  564. Otto

    if you were fishing tomorrow, where would you go?

    I'd be getting on a sport boat out of Puerto jimenez.
  565. Otto

    Mexican visa rumors vs fact

    Damn ! Were gonna have another lynching on bloodydecks.
  566. Otto

    33 24.700 117 38.500 June 22 2015

    It's a Caped Crusader. Like Batman. We'd like specific numbers on the location of this Caped Crusader catch.
  567. Otto

    Mexican visa rumors vs fact

    As you walk across the border in San Ysidro, you briefly enter a building. As you enter this building, there is a hallway to the right with an office with sign saying "tourist visa". This office is open 24 hours daily 7 days a week. Have your passport in hand and tell them you want to fish the...
  568. Otto

    Mexican visa rumors vs fact

    Hardy-Har-Har Ha Ha !
  569. Otto

    Mexican visa rumors vs fact

    You're wrong !
  570. Otto

    Mexican visa rumors vs fact

    I'm the only smart one here. Talk to them at the tourist visa office at the border. I explained that I plan to leave from San Diego on the water and fish the coronados. Once checked on the water, I return visa and get another. Both times checked, the navy boat is on the radio for 10 minutes...
  571. Otto

    Mexican visa rumors vs fact

    I'm not mistaken and I've been checked twice on the water. Everything fine.
  572. Otto

    Mexican visa rumors vs fact

    I walk across the border every 6 months and get my visa for $26. The boat permit went away several years ago.
  573. Otto

    Rainshadow?

    I'd get the stronger pole. I'm using a 25 65 rod now with a Trinidad. Use it with 65 pound braid and 30 pound fluorocarbon. I put a lot of pressure on fish with little effort.
  574. Otto

    Help needed - missing dog on the backside of the westend of Catalina

    Would think your dog needs fresh water. Does that exist near where Calcos was lost ?
  575. Otto

    Northern 9 Mile / Middle 9 / La Jolla & Tiniest Yellow Tail!

    I caught a nice blue fin using a bait just like your picture. I've been wondering what it was. Thought maybe some kind of sardine. Now I know better.
  576. Otto

    Catching Mackeral at Night

    Thanks for the inputs. Finding the edge of the kelp might be tough in complete darkness. I'm hoping I can jig some near the bait barge. Have cans of cat food ready to put into this net bag before overboard. Gonna leave the squid light at home.
  577. Otto

    Catching Mackeral at Night

    Does a squid light help ?
  578. Otto

    Catching Mackeral at Night

    Gonna do the cat food thing with a sabiki jig at night. Thought maybe I should use a squid light also. Anyone use a squid light to catch mackerel ? Any great places to catch mackerel in San Diego harbor at night ?
  579. Otto

    Rigging Halco/Rapala

    Tie directly to 60 pound mono
  580. Otto

    Looking for lat lon of mexico border off shore

    Squidco has the map. Border runs diagonal to lat and long. I set up way points to inform me which side I'm on. You absolutely need the map listed above.
  581. Otto

    I need help! (Really sorry not a report)

    Follow the blue water.
  582. Otto

    Point Loma Kelp beds

    Beware of Ralph's point. It's shallow and has surf. The set goes out and it looks calm. Then comes the surf while your in the middle. There's been lots of wrecked boats to view on the rocks.
  583. Otto

    Point Loma Kelp beds

    Beware of Ralph's point. It's shallow and has surf. The set goes out and it looks calm. Then comes the surf while your in the middle. There's been lots of wrecked boats to view on the rocks.
  584. Otto

    Are red crabs edible?

    We use to put live crawdads in a pot of boiling water. I forget how long. Then eat the tail meat and chuck the rest.
  585. Otto

    6/14 26 miles west of SD

    That thing looks fat.
  586. Otto

    How do you keep your fish while fishing??

    At the least, after bleeding, make sure half the fish is on ice. Many people use a kill bag. Then add ice.
  587. Otto

    What happened today (6/14) Coronado islands or San Diego off Shore

    Could you tell how green or blue the water was ?
  588. Otto

    What happened today (6/14) Coronado islands or San Diego off Shore

    Thanks for the reply. Why haven't we gotten a good chloro map lately ?
  589. Otto

    What happened today (6/14) Coronado islands or San Diego off Shore

    Want to get out and catch. Want to go where the fish have been. Any one fish the Coronados, 9 mile bank, 182, or the 43 today ? Sure would like to hear what happened today.
  590. Otto

    6/12 Yellowtail Tunas and Dancing BFT

    Nice yellowtail tunas. Maybe next time you'll get those blue fin jacks.
  591. Otto

    Help

    Sell All and buy new
  592. Otto

    Tuna meat lesion?

    I'm now thinking that the tuna is initially frozen to 70 degrees below zero.
  593. Otto

    Tuna meat lesion?

    I just think that after three days I'd rather cook the fish. Once the fish has been in the freezer, I won't eat raw. These sushi places get tuna frozen and keep the tuna at around 150 degrees below zero. That's how you get raw tuna several weeks later. I looked at a tuna loin in a sushi place...
  594. Otto

    Tuna meat lesion?

    The right way to freeze your tuna is at about 150 degrees below zero. I only eat these fish raw up until 3 days old.
  595. Otto

    Lots of Old, Vintage Surface Iron, Some Rare, Awesome Swimmers

    This place has a pending dispute with customer who says he paid and this guy won't deliver product. Read "got burnd on bloodydecks" in fishing chit chat.
  596. Otto

    GOT BURND ON BUY

    Find the nearest tree and lets get this lynching a hangin
  597. Otto

    GOT BURND ON BUY

    Post the name and email
  598. Otto

    GOT BURND ON BUY

    Getting my rope and a bowl of popcorn. Post all information - Give the vigilantes the name
  599. Otto

    GOT BURND ON BUY

    NAME - Post the Name If he burned you he will burn everyone. Tell us all
  600. Otto

    Okuma cedars star drag reel

    http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&toolid=10001&campid=5336488034&icep_item=161727408834
  601. Otto

    Okuma cedars star drag reel

    $200 more and you'll have the reel you want.
  602. Otto

    Okuma cedars star drag reel

    Just buy a Trinidad 20a on ebay.
  603. Otto

    FMM Permit Info

    Go to your local post office and get your new passport. They offer you an additional price to get faster. I choose to go the slow way and received quickly.
  604. Otto

    Quick La Jolla report and Fishdope question

    I've only seen tempbreak and fishdope charts. I check both and see tempbreak finally came out with a decent Chloro chart. When fishdope reveals a good chart, it will be better than tempbreak and more reliable. Maybe this afternoon we will see a good chloro chart out of fishdope.
  605. Otto

    Slow trolling a Mac

    What size circle hook would you use with an 8 inch mackerel as bait ? Putting hook through nose of mackerel.
  606. Otto

    Kinda ashamed

    Queeb = Queer
  607. Otto

    Indecision yellowtail

    I've always heard the green mackerel were better bait than the spanish mackerel.
  608. Otto

    Kinda ashamed

    OK Dave ! What else did you do wrong ? We're all ashamed of you. For what I don't know. No one would be ashamed of that yellow.
  609. Otto

    Indecision yellowtail

    I tried the 160 gram jig at the islands. Seemed to fall fast. Soon it was hitting the bottom. Now I have the 130 gram and the 80 gram. Want to try again soon.
  610. Otto

    Indecision yellowtail

    Did the yellow hit the jig on the fall ? Or were you retrieving to try again ? Nice Fish - Making me hungry
  611. Otto

    3/4 day local yellows - SpitFire

    20 years later, you'll be thinking about these yellows. Not the finals.
  612. Otto

    Reel service in San Diego area

    Squidco
  613. Otto

    Anyone Else Shove A..

    I use to work on a drag boat in Newport, Oregon. We were in port one day fixing the net. Another drag boat was near us doing boat work as well. A seagull had landed on his mast and crapped all over him. He went into his cabin and pulled out a pellet gun and killed the seagull. That boat was...
  614. Otto

    The San Diego 5/30... Nice boat ride, lots of BFT

    I saw on TV news showing an Israel bodyguard grabbing this guys throat with his left hand and sternly talking to him. Some how it seems to fit the conversation.
  615. Otto

    Anyone Else Shove A..

    Remember when we had seal bombs ? Guy told me this story how he lit one inside a small fish and tossed it to the seagulls. He said it was a puff of white feathers.
  616. Otto

    yellowfin Tuna! on the San Diego 3/4

    This is a bunch of dog shit. Those captain read what we post and will even crowd you out of your spot if your catching. I wish I had their sonar on my boat. I hope everyone fishing on the San Diego, or whatever sport boat your on, will post the coordinates and fish caught.
  617. Otto

    yellowfin Tuna! on the San Diego 3/4

    I'm hoping everyone on a sport boat post the coordinates. Most sport boat captains are selfish this way.
  618. Otto

    Water Report 5/29 Coronado

    Just got back from LaJolla. Got a 20 inch calico. No yellows. No yellow strikes. Lots of diving birds. Fished them different ways. Trolled xraps. Sardines high and low. Salas 6x on the electric reel. At least I got a couple fish sandwiches.
  619. Otto

    Tuna Time

    I settle for 200 pound bigeye tuna on the 9
  620. Otto

    TALICA 20 or 25

    200 pound bigeye tuna 120 miles away.
  621. Otto

    TALICA 20 or 25

    I choose the wider and then don't fill completely. I figure the result is a reel that still holds more line and is easier to deal with.
  622. Otto

    Anniversary gift

    http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&toolid=10001&campid=5336488034&icep_item=111663090471
  623. Otto

    Anniversary gift

    http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&toolid=10001&campid=5336488034&icep_item=161712369042
  624. Otto

    Am I undergunned?

    Both those reels can hold a lot of braid and can give about 30 pounds of drag. What if they just fall apart under pressure ?
  625. Otto

    Bluefin: #50 2sp Reel Thoughts (Talica or Fathom)

    http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&toolid=10001&campid=5336488034&icep_item=251972990393
  626. Otto

    Bluefin: #50 2sp Reel Thoughts (Talica or Fathom)

    http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&toolid=10001&campid=5336488034&icep_item=201230527995
  627. Otto

    Bluefin: #50 2sp Reel Thoughts (Talica or Fathom)

    Talica 16 2 speed you won't regret
  628. Otto

    Bluefin: #50 2sp Reel Thoughts (Talica or Fathom)

    I don't fill my reel completely as I avoid tangles. Then, it doesn't matter as much if the line retrieved is level.
  629. Otto

    Bluefin: #50 2sp Reel Thoughts (Talica or Fathom)

    What's the problem with being too wide ? I had a Talica 8 2 speed reel for a short while. I have used both that and the Talica 16 on the same rod for heavy irons. The extra line capacity gives me a lot of piece of mind while the fish is taking a run. The extra weight of the 16 was no big deal...
  630. Otto

    Opah at the 43

    Maybe the only, or one of a few, warm blooded fish.
  631. Otto

    Bluefin: #50 2sp Reel Thoughts (Talica or Fathom)

    I'll bet on the fish
  632. Otto

    Bluefin: #50 2sp Reel Thoughts (Talica or Fathom)

    Then we have tuna from 50 to 100 pounds. I choose the talica 16 versus the talica 12. Talica 16 is better than the talica 12.
  633. Otto

    Anyone fished Diamond Lake in Hemet lately?

    Many lakes publish their fish stockings. Knowing the lake your fishing helps as the fish in these lakes often collect in the same places every year.
  634. Otto

    Bluefin: #50 2sp Reel Thoughts (Talica or Fathom)

    When I bait fish, I like the sardine to be far from the boat. I also find that if I fill a reel, I'm more likely to have a tangle. As a result, I appreciate the extra line the 16 gives me. I've chased yellows in the boat several times using light line. I got spooled by a big blue fin at the pens...
  635. Otto

    Phenix Abyss 808 and 809 questions

    psw 760H
  636. Otto

    Bluefin: #50 2sp Reel Thoughts (Talica or Fathom)

    Talica 16 2 speed or single speed is BETTER.
  637. Otto

    Bluefin: #50 2sp Reel Thoughts (Talica or Fathom)

    When you catch that big blue fin, your reel will start screaming. Maybe you have a lot of line out to start. The talica 16 holds more line than the 12. I prefer to have the same reel that holds more line. Being spooled means you don't have any line on your reel.
  638. Otto

    Bluefin: #50 2sp Reel Thoughts (Talica or Fathom)

    I have the talica 16 2 speed loaded with 80 pound super slick power pro. No complaints. Mostly use it for yo-yoing. During the summer, I'll be using it for live bait deep. This in the minimum size I think to use. Avet makes a good product also.
  639. Otto

    Fish reports

    He meant - Buy FishDope ! www.fishdope.com
  640. Otto

    On the Water Report- 5/21 Native Sun

    That fish makes you look small. Nice Catch !
  641. Otto

    Just a reminder, Don't be a dick.

    I think you found something here.
  642. Otto

    Out front of Mission Bay 05/17/2015

    Exact Location numbers - Latitude and longitude
  643. Otto

    Just a reminder, Don't be a dick.

    The Repo Man always gives back
  644. Otto

    yoyo with a 8ft rod?????????????

    I use a 6 foot rod
  645. Otto

    Bringing the boat to SD for the summer

    Sure would like to own your boat.
  646. Otto

    Coronado Islands Trip on the New Boat 5/17 Popped our BD Cherry!

    Looks like your scale reads about 7 pounds heavy. Post pictures of the skipjack.
  647. Otto

    Toss up on reel to use for surface iron

    Trinidad 20 DC
  648. Otto

    First true jigstick

    Trinidad 20dc
  649. Otto

    Out front of Mission Bay 05/17/2015

    Sure would like those numbers.
  650. Otto

    When to "Salute", and when not to "Salute." plus Poll

    Kinda thinking more about the double sticker. Would like to know make, model, year, color, license number, and location of truck. Just so that I don't touch that truck.