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  1. mattCraig

    Bahia De LA July 10-13

    Headed down Sunday the 28 fishing 3 days with Igor. Have power bills and mortgages for our buddy’s house In BoLA. Thinking about taking the pacific side down and crossing in El Rosario to dodge most of the heat.... from what I’ve been told by our captains and friends that live in SQ we should be...
  2. mattCraig

    1 spot available for BOLA June 13-17

    Headed down June 28, fishing 29,30,&1 with Igor; was planning on stopping in SQ on the way down to eat tacos with the boys, never been passed SQ by car. Bringing tons of ice and irons!
  3. mattCraig

    Hey Jamie, You guys got any calstar 6480 factory wrap in the tan with the cork handle?

    Hey Jamie, You guys got any calstar 6480 factory wrap in the tan with the cork handle?
  4. mattCraig

    Fishing in May

    Road Trippin’ from San Diego to Gonzaga and back in early to mid May.... We plan on camping more than not, any info on lakes or rivers to camp on to increase my chance of catching dinner? I don’t know how to flyfish but I plan on bringing a small spinning set up and throwing jigs! What jigs...
  5. mattCraig

    For Sale Shimano Trinidad 16 TN16a

    Selling my like new used twice TN16A. Filled with 420+ yards of 65# Mex Cuatro in Hi-Vis yellow. Has box, clamp, and accessories/tools. $400 Shipped. Located in North County
  6. mattCraig

    WTB Trinidad 20.

    Yeah that’s cool I understand, that’s why I offered the 16! The 20 is too big for iron, you don’t need the extra line, the weight, or the extra size for all day slinging. Let me know when you get the 20 and sling the iron all day and then come back on here looking for the 16! Cheers...
  7. mattCraig

    WTB Trinidad 20.

    I’ve got a TN16a used twice almost brand new looks incredible. Filled with about 400 yards of 65# max cuatro. Box, Reel Clamp, everything that comes from Shimano comes with it!
  8. mattCraig

    La Jolla 5-23-18

    The more blood on the deck the better they taste!
  9. mattCraig

    Catalina, Front?

    Cool
  10. mattCraig

    Let’s go kill fish!!!

    Let’s go kill fish!!!
  11. mattCraig

    Brian?

    Brian?
  12. mattCraig

    Slow Pitch Jigs for Albacore: Ideas?

    All the pitchers for my beloved San Diego Padres are slow pitchers!
  13. mattCraig

    My new prized possession from Fred Hall show

    Now that’s some “Local Knowledge”
  14. mattCraig

    For Sale Or Trade Black’d Out Calstar 270-8H

    Hell, this would be a fun set up to hook an iron on a dance floor sized paddy and grind it to the boat! :-)
  15. mattCraig

    For Sale Or Trade Black’d Out Calstar 270-8H

    I know right, No one must fish Tuna in So Cal!
  16. mattCraig

    SOLD Selling brand new Torium 20 with spectra.

    The newer model toriums are on Amazon for $190, yours is the torium from 10 years ago! It’s bitchin and in great condition but ain’t no one gonna spend more than $80 for this reel right now! That being said will you take $80?
  17. mattCraig

    For Sale Talicas for sale

    Interested in Trades?
  18. mattCraig

    For Sale For Trade Only— Avet JX Raptor (Like New)

    WTT; (Not For Sale) my used one time Avet JX Raptor in Green. Used one time Caught nothing, hasn’t been tested!!! Loaded with 400 yards of 80# Max Cuatro in Hi-Vis Yellow, includes Avet box, Avet clamp, and Avet reel Cover. Basically a BNIB reel. No boat rash of anykind. WTT for BNIB or like...
  19. mattCraig

    SOLD 1988 MAKO 248 BEAUTIFUL SHAPE $9500.00

    How much HP do you run her with? You know a weight estimate?
  20. mattCraig

    TRADE WTT Trinidad16A

    Avet JX Raptor used once?
  21. mattCraig

    I could be an asshole and tell you it’s Brand New in Box and you would have a hard time telling...

    I could be an asshole and tell you it’s Brand New in Box and you would have a hard time telling the difference! Haha I have pics if your interested
  22. mattCraig

    Hmm $450 shipped... it has about 400 yards of 80# Max Cuatro in Hi-Vis yellow, honestly rode on...

    Hmm $450 shipped... it has about 400 yards of 80# Max Cuatro in Hi-Vis yellow, honestly rode on a boat twice and been yoyo’d with no success on like 3 drops, the only boat rash it has in on the back of the clamp, has an Avet reel cover as well and box.
  23. mattCraig

    Good 30/40 pound star drag reel for baitfishing/iron?

    I have a like new Avet Jx Raptor spooled to the brim with 80# Max Cuatro... I’ll let her go! More than capable of landing anything up to 100#
  24. mattCraig

    Interested in a like new Avet JX Raptor in Green Filled with 80# Max Cuatro, with box and reel...

    Interested in a like new Avet JX Raptor in Green Filled with 80# Max Cuatro, with box and reel cover?
  25. mattCraig

    WTB GFGR-800ML

    Not a GFGR but it’s a Calstar and it’s Brand New and one of the best 25# bait rods around! https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/f-s-custom-calstar-bt270-8h-fully-mod’-daiwa-sealine-x20sha.677273/
  26. mattCraig

    SOLD FS: BNIB Torque 40NLD2

    Interested in trading a used once barley JX Raptor in green? Filled to the brim with #80 max cuatro 10/10 mech and 10/10 cosmetically
  27. mattCraig

    For Sale WTT-STELLA 20K BNIB

    Used one time barley Avet JX Raptor in green spooled with 80# Max Cuatro?
  28. mattCraig

    Terez XXH

    Love the sound of that!
  29. mattCraig

    Terez XXH

    Is it the same style of grip with just a longer fore grip?
  30. mattCraig

    Terez XXH

    This one? TZCR72XXHBLKA If so I like the 7’2” length way more than the 6’6”!
  31. mattCraig

    Terez XXH

    TZCX66XXHBLK Is this a good rod fit for a 100# set up for these Biggens of Chunas?
  32. mattCraig

    Calstar Blacked Out Business Stick

    Just finished wrapping a Calstar BT270-8h Cut down to 7’10” off the bottom, loaded with Alps guides and reel seat, Bitchin’ split grip. Pristine! And For Sale! https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/f-s-custom-calstar-bt270-8h-fully-mod’-daiwa-sealine-x20sha.677273/
  33. mattCraig

    For Sale Or Trade Black’d Out Calstar 270-8H

    Will be a great “Tuna Bait Rod” for YOU this season.
  34. mattCraig

    Honest, realistic, pricing feedback for a new.....

    No bueno on the Lever drag Surface Bomber... Make an American beast version of a Tranx, that would double as a yo-yo backup... then charge $475
  35. mattCraig

    For Sale Or Trade Black’d Out Calstar 270-8H

    Sorry no thanks, I have one of them already!
  36. mattCraig

    For Sale Or Trade Black’d Out Calstar 270-8H

    Bump... Have video of Freespool on reel upon text!
  37. mattCraig

    For Sale Or Trade Black’d Out Calstar 270-8H

    Thanks, you should buy it! Haha
  38. mattCraig

    San Quintin general questions ?

    Stay at jardines and ask for room 5 if you can... we ate 17 hole fried rockfish in the last 3 Days! :rockin:
  39. mattCraig

    San Quintin general questions ?

    U can’t book July 20-22 with kelly those are mine! Just got back from SQ last nightz. It’s all a breeze, Have fun be respectful and tip well!
  40. mattCraig

    For Sale Or Trade Black’d Out Calstar 270-8H

    For Sale:Custom Wrapped Calstar BT270-8h; Cut down 2” of the bottom to 7’10”. Brand New used for one Bonie. Blacked out everything on the rod. Unique split grip design. Alps guides and reel seat. Great 25# bait stick and or light jig set-up. Minor minor boat rash if any. Finished getting wrapped...
  41. mattCraig

    king Advice

    A buddy and I from San Diego are interested in getting up north this year and into some King Salmon. What do we need to know, and when do we want to come? what are the limits and normal size of these Kings? Do kings bite the jig? is there a typical time when its wide open and they hit the jig...
  42. mattCraig

    Looking for King Advice

    A buddy and I from San Diego are interested in getting up north this year and into some King Salmon. What do we need to know, and when do we want to come? what are the limits and normal size of these Kings? Do kings bite the jig? is there a typical time when its wide open and they hit the jig...
  43. mattCraig

    San Diego, Michael

    San Diego, Michael
  44. mattCraig

    Was unsure what day you were talking about getting out....hopefully not today and I missed out...

    Was unsure what day you were talking about getting out....hopefully not today and I missed out, but I’m free Sunday and Monday to get out! I too live in vista and have some gear for big fish and small
  45. mattCraig

    No worries, if I saw this way earlier in the day I would have mad things happen haha...

    No worries, if I saw this way earlier in the day I would have mad things happen haha, reguardless if you get the itch for Sunday or Monday let me know.... I always have Monday’s off if you ever wanna fish those days!
  46. mattCraig

    I’m free all day Sunday and Monday if you wanna give it a shot? Bluefin or yellowfin or...

    I’m free all day Sunday and Monday if you wanna give it a shot? Bluefin or yellowfin or yellowtail, I too live in Vista
  47. mattCraig

    Need 2

    When u heading out?
  48. mattCraig

    Honolulu this week

    Has the bottom fishing been just as slow as the offshore? I just wanna bend on some things and see the island from the water! But the Pelagics would be a plus!
  49. mattCraig

    Honolulu this week

    Arriving to the island for a week, how’s the fishing been? Off shore and bottom critters.... love to get on the water for atleast a day, who should I seek out?
  50. mattCraig

    Tranx 500...FAIL!!!

    I too am a fan of the egg knob, but would be willing to switch to avoid this happening again, other than this problem the real is awesome... I got my Tranx back from Shimano yesterday! They took care of everything free of charge including shipping! I can't remember off the top of my head what...
  51. mattCraig

    Floro to Hollow Core

    My Tranx is filled with 60# hollow core braid, instead of trying to splice in floro all the time, can I just tie normal connection knots or will I have problems?
  52. mattCraig

    Tranx 500...FAIL!!!

    Can we put the 400 knob on the 500 to lighten it up a bit?
  53. mattCraig

    Maui in august

    Any advice for fishing Oahu... I'm headed there October 9-16 and want to pull on something... it's our honey moon so the mrs. agreed she would like to pull on something, and I wouldn't mind pulling on some offshore pelagics if the bite is still good. I'm thinking about bringing a reel or two...
  54. mattCraig

    October Island trip

    I'm about a month out now from going... I think we are only going to have time to fish off of Oahu. Anymore insights for me, thinking about bringing two reels ( tranx500, avet jx raptor) but don't want to travel with rods.
  55. mattCraig

    Tranx 500...FAIL!!!

    I had spliced in 50# floro and finished it with a nail knot, and I have no idea if it is covered, I basically gave the reel back to Shimano and haven't herd from them. I hope they send it back haha.
  56. mattCraig

    Tranx 500...FAIL!!!

    Hey Bantam1, Any ideas on the repair time up in Irvine... i sent my Tranx in 2 weeks ago, and I haven't gotten an email or call about anything? Just curious as to what might be going on, and when I can expect it back.... I wanna bend again. Thanks
  57. mattCraig

    Need Ho for Mission Bay this Week.... going after Yellows etc.

    I can go Friday, pretty familiar with the areas for yellows
  58. mattCraig

    Shimano Service Question

    Which other reels are covered by the platinum service?
  59. mattCraig

    Tranx 500...FAIL!!!

    As in operator error? I've used tons of reels from Shimano correctly in my day and they have all been quality, including this Tranx... I think its gotta more of a mishap on a few of these Tranx. I did notice the power handle wants to shift a bit when being casted. Maybe that's what triggered...
  60. mattCraig

    Tranx 500...FAIL!!!

    I was down in San Quintin B.C., this past week fishing for three days. YFT and Yellows all over, I casted a Tady A2 three times in a row and landed 18-22# YFTs back to back to back. On my very next cast, my trigger on my Tranx 500 engaged itself with my Tady in midair... the loudest, ugliest...
  61. mattCraig

    Maui in august

    No one gives us So Calies love in the Hawaiian Fishing forums haha, but hopefully someone helps you out, I've been waiting for some answers on a post I did too about fishing in October. Good luck, hope you get some fish!
  62. mattCraig

    Maxcuatro

    Go with the MC 20# to its fullest and then just use small floro leaders that you don't have to cast the knot, spool it in the Hi-Vis yellow for inshore casting. I've always been told the that Maxcuatro is 25% smaller in Diameter and 15% stronger
  63. mattCraig

    Looking for new crew for my 23 Parker sportfisher walk around cuddy!

    Available Monday! Got some kite knowledge, how much $$$ is Ride share?
  64. mattCraig

    October Island trip

    Hey guys, I'm headed to Oahu and the Big Island in October from San Diego... how's the bite in October, are any big fish around that time of year? I'm trying to fish at last once on each island. Any recommendations on who to go out with, and what type of fishing I should be looking into that...
  65. mattCraig

    Need 2 for Sunday

    Let us know how you do, I'm available for Monday FYI, just rigged a bunch of cedars and Poppers. I'll split my costs no doubt
  66. mattCraig

    Any hoe's wanna troll around on Saturday?

    If u end up going out tomorrow (Friday) I am in, just pro rigged a bunch of cedars
  67. mattCraig

    760.877.3671

    760.877.3671
  68. mattCraig

    Hey man saw your ho posting, got all my own gear for the bigs except kite supplies. Live in...

    Hey man saw your ho posting, got all my own gear for the bigs except kite supplies. Live in oside and am 27 and very strong and good a scrubbing blood... I'm free Friday this week to kill
  69. mattCraig

    Islands in October

    Hey guys, I'm headed to Oahu and the Big Island in October from San Diego... how's the bite in October, are any big fish around that time of year? I'm trying to fish at last once on each island. Any recommendations on who to go out with, and what type of fishing I should be looking into that...
  70. mattCraig

    LJ 6/27

    Canned cat food
  71. mattCraig

    Looking for new crew for my 23 Parker sportfisher walk around cuddy!

    Damn, didn't see this till now, I'm available Monday the 3rd to fish the tuna bite I scheduled to happen that day
  72. mattCraig

    Need a ho for 6/30 or 7/1 w/kite experience

    The 30th is my birthday, I'd love to get out with you, but don't have kite experience... tons of experience throwing iron and poppers tho if your interested...I can also scrub all the blood we put on the deck
  73. mattCraig

    Monday 6/26

    It's my Birthday and I got the day off work... anyone going out to hunt that needs a hand?
  74. mattCraig

    Need HO's for tomorrow Sat June 24

    I hear they are all signed up to bite on Monday, I'm free that day and have all my own gear and know my way around a boat... always flexible with my time to fish, HMU
  75. mattCraig

    SOLD - 32' Hatteras Flybridge Diesel

    Damn it Ali, so tempting sweet -shinerunner
  76. mattCraig

    YT Shootout

    How much to fish with you guys?
  77. mattCraig

    Looking to buy a Parker

    You shake your head a lot, you must have a sore neck?
  78. mattCraig

    One to two spot available

    Hit me up next time, got all my own gear (fishing, and unmentionables)... can last all day long doing both, and I make craft beer. 760.877.3671
  79. mattCraig

    760.877.3671

    760.877.3671
  80. mattCraig

    Hey man saw you HO' post. I figured I'd hit u up on a DM instead of the forum. Live in oside am...

    Hey man saw you HO' post. I figured I'd hit u up on a DM instead of the forum. Live in oside am 27 can pull my weight I'm a big dude have all my own gear for any fish and it's good gear. No my way around a boat can always fill my expenses mid weeks are great for me. Please hit me up I'm trying...
  81. mattCraig

    Sustain 5000...

    Can anyone help me out and let me know if Shimano released a new Sustain this year and if so are their any pics floating around?
  82. mattCraig

    WTB Starcraft Center Console 17-18'

    https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/20ft-140hp-mercruiser-c-c-starcraft-el-niño-special-7900-obo.647304/ It's actually posted on the title that it's 18' but overtime and through old age she has picked up 2 extra feet. $5800 and she is yours
  83. mattCraig

    Hey Juan Super excited to come fish with you...Can I book Fishing with you August 2,3,and 4th ...

    Hey Juan Super excited to come fish with you...Can I book Fishing with you August 2,3,and 4th , 2017? Ill also shoot you an email as well.
  84. mattCraig

    July/August SQ Trip Planning

    Hey Juan, if wanting to go offshore for tunas, will 65#-80# rigs be a solid match?
  85. mattCraig

    20ft 140hp Mercruiser C.C. Starcraft "El Niño Special" - $7900 (OBO)

    Thanks, sure is a smooth and dry ride... what size outboard did you have on it? What were your decks built with; wood?
  86. mattCraig

    July/August SQ Trip Planning

    Smokinwater; What exactly is a "SENTRI"?
  87. mattCraig

    July/August SQ Trip Planning

    Bring lots of iron, all size hooks, sinkers, sliders, frozen squid,etc...?
  88. mattCraig

    July/August SQ Trip Planning

    3-4 rods per person sound ok if fishing 3-4 guys?
  89. mattCraig

    July/August SQ Trip Planning

    Thanks a lot everyone I'm going to book with Juan for 3 days; just going to decide the exact days and try to plan a few days prior to the full moon. Looks like August 7th at the time is a full moon, can't wait !!!! Hope we can catch some offshores and yellows, anything big!!! Continue to pound...
  90. mattCraig

    Awesome thanks for the quick response and info, what is needed for booking? A deposit of some...

    Awesome thanks for the quick response and info, what is needed for booking? A deposit of some sort I'm guessing?
  91. mattCraig

    Hey Juan, I jest sent you an email which I got referred to me on BD. Looking to fish three days...

    Hey Juan, I jest sent you an email which I got referred to me on BD. Looking to fish three days in late July/early August,... availability?
  92. mattCraig

    July/August SQ Trip Planning

    Thanks for all the quick responses, we are gonna be driving down an f250 with a shell. Do any of these panga or Parker guys have websites besides the K & M guys?
  93. mattCraig

    July/August SQ Trip Planning

    Hey guys, trying to plan my first trip down to SQ in late July or early August wth 2 maybe 3 other experienced fishing buddies. We plan on driving down from San Diego and fishing 3 days. What's should we expect that time of the year? Who should we use for panga services? Where should we stay...
  94. mattCraig

    20ft 140hp Mercruiser C.C. Starcraft "El Niño Special" - $7900 (OBO)

    20ft aluminum Starcraft with low hours on a very clean 1989 3.0 mercruiser 140hp. Boat is set up for fishing with brand new lowrance fish finder. Fresh water or saltwater ready. Can go over 100miles on the 24gallons of fuel capacity. Can get to any off shore spot or island in sight! Coranados...
  95. mattCraig

    Looking to buy a Panga Marine 22

    I've got a 19' Starcraft project cc for you under 8k, if you want a project? Brand new lowrance finder, (2) 12 gallon tanks, trailer has been re finished and all the components on the motor are brand new. Motor is a 4 stroke 140hp mercruiser inboard
  96. mattCraig

    WTB 18-20ft walk around

    ive got a 19' aluminum cc with lots of walking room. less than 8k with trailer and finder. hit me up if interested im in North county area
  97. mattCraig

    WTB skiff or Panga

    ive got a perfect project boat for you. 19' aluminum starcraft 4 stroke merc 140hp, brand new lowrance finder and much much more upgrded or replaced to the motor. let me know if interested.
  98. mattCraig

    WTB. 18-20 Center Console

    ive got a 19' 4 stroke aluminum starcraft...ill part ways for $7,500. let me know if interested.
  99. mattCraig

    Boat Ho List

    Anyone going out of San Diego tomorrow Friday September 2nd? I pay, I clean, I fish well!