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  1. DHSDave

    7/29 Report..Some meat on the deck

    Finally picked up a BFT this year. Started out zero dark 30 from Shelter and headed straight to the islands. Lots of yellows around North island gorging themselves on tuna crab. Got 1 on a dean and decided to head offshore. Definitely slowed down from a week or so ago. Headed out to some number...
  2. DHSDave

    7/8, disappointment

    Left Shelter @ 0530 picked up some great bait and headed above the 226 by a few miles. Saw a few breezers here and there but not a ton of life. Cruised down to the 302 and conditions improved. Chased dozens of bird schools mostly YFT 10-30lb range. Most would sink out pretty quick, had a few...
  3. DHSDave

    Warm water...will we see another Socal run of Wahoo this year?

    With the temps already in the low 70s, any predictions ? Went 0 for 3 on them back in 2014, hoping for another opportunity.
  4. DHSDave

    Stop the local seining of our YFT and BFT.

    With all the destruction we've seen first-hand of the seiners in action literally a few miles off tbe beach at times, it's high time we try to do something about it. We are the ones producing significant economic revenue for our communities far greater than the commercials ever could by...
  5. DHSDave

    New in Box.. Fin-Nor SA-12 2 Speed Reel...

    Exceptional Big game reel with 35lb drag capacity. 2 speed 5:58:1/2:48:1 Braid capacity 1000 yards of 30lb. $350.00
  6. DHSDave

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

    Getting all my gear together for first attempt with the kite. Any takers with some experience ? Plan on fishing Friday or Saturday depending on conditions. Will be fishing for cows and anything else we run into. Split for gas and bait but I can get 3mpg on a good day. :-)
  7. DHSDave

    Shurflo pump, Promar Net, Lenco Switch

    A few items from the garage: Shurflo Pro Blaster II with stainless steel strainer, good condition $80 Promar collapsible landing net $20, never used Lenco trim tab switch kit $30, used but good condition
  8. DHSDave

    Fin-Nor Offshore 9500 Spinning Reel...BFT slayer

    Practically new, used twice. Fin-Nor OS9500 spinning reel freshly packed with 80lb Izorline spectra. Aluminum body, sealed stainless steel bearings and 60lbs of max drag capacity. Enough drag to stop any big Bluefin. $125.00
  9. DHSDave

    Looking for 1 spot on a 2.5 or 2 day leaving Wednesday or Thursday...

    Been fishing offshore socal last 12 years, have all my gear. Hopefully I can find a spot, thanks, let me know...
  10. DHSDave

    Lenco Trim Tab Switch Kit

    I just upgraded to the new led indicator version. This one started to work sporadically. I believe the connection at the button pad is loose. Might be an easy fix. Anyway free to whoever could use it. Mosel # 124ssr
  11. DHSDave

    Might need 1 for tomorrow fishing for Bluefin...

    I'm not sure if my regular fishing bud can make it tomorrow so I may need a last minute ho. Hoping for an update shortly. Plan is to fish sw of the islands, off fishdope numbers. Will be trailering to Shelter island and launching around 4:30 am. Boat is a Grady 20ft walkaround w 200 Yamaha...
  12. DHSDave

    WTB: Jig stick

    Preferably 9ft, Calstar GG90J, 90 J, ulua, or something similar in a 30-60 lb line class. Let me know what you got, thanks !
  13. DHSDave

    First trophy Bluefin this season...

    Launched fairly late around 8:30 in foggy conditions from sd bay. Loaded up on some beautiful macs from the receiver and headed sw. Lots of life as we crossed the lower 9 and nados but no tuna. Headed down to the 425 and saw lots of breaking spots of big Bluefin from 50-100+ pound fish. Schools...
  14. DHSDave

    Daiwa Lexa 300 HS-P for sale...

    Like new, used twice. Spooled with braid and 40 lb topsbot Izorline XXX. $110.00
  15. DHSDave

    Hoo Heartbreak

    Out on the water near the lower nine. Trolled black n purple and Tony the Tiger marauders. Water temp was around 72. Trolling 9 mph. After 45 minutes port side Tony maurader gets slammed. Got on the fish, left boat in forward gear, after 5 minutes he charges the boat. Fight goes on for another...
  16. DHSDave

    4 Hoop Nets

    Collapsible type, 1 net is the larger Eclipse style with removable upright supports. $60 for all.
  17. DHSDave

    Kodiak 32 Gallon Bait Tank w /pump & accessories FS...

    Kodiak 32 gallon bait tank, works perfect. Added rod holders and Kodiak pliers/knife rack. Homemade lexan cover. Includes 800 GPH bait pump. $250 Prefer local pickup or could possibly meet halfway.
  18. DHSDave

    8/7 9 mile report...

    Launched around 0500 from Shelter Island, waited a good 30-40 minutes for bait. Ran out a few miles east oof upper 9, not much life. Decided to go north up towards La Jolla Del Mar when we heard a report of a wide open bite on the south 9. Turned the boat around ran south for 26 miles, no bite...
  19. DHSDave

    FS: 2 Penn Senator Reels & Penn Troller Rods

    For sale: 2 Penn 113H special senator 4/0 reels and matching Penn trolling rods with roller guides in good condition. Just spooled with 80lb XXX Izorline. Matching set in good condition. Made in USA. $150.00 Located in South Bay area.
  20. DHSDave

    7/23 Catch Report W La Jolla & Upper 9 Mile Bank...

    Got an early start last Thursday, on the water by 0500, phew only 3 boats ahead of me at the bait barge. Bait was ok but not great mostly horse dines. Plan was to head to the upper 9 and work north towards La Jolla and Del Mar where the SST water temps and recent reports seemed good. Found some...
  21. DHSDave

    Crew to fish Coronados and near coastal...

    Looking to fish mid week usually on Thursdays or Fridays. Prefer local BDers. Must have Mexican fishing license, passport, FMM visa, gear and be willing to pitch in a few bucks for gas. If you can go within a day or two notice even better. Boat is a 20ft Grady White walk around loaded and...
  22. DHSDave

    First Hali of 2015 and a personal best ...

    Hit up one of my favorite spots yesterday and lucked out on this slob. What worked, 30ft water, 6 oz weight, circle hook with trailing single octopus stinger hook. Macs for bait. Taped out at 38"
  23. DHSDave

    20ft Grady-White Walkaround Cuddy w/Johnson 200

    20ft 1993 Grady-White w 1993 Johnson OMC 200HP Outboard w 686 hours, recently tuned w good compression on all cylinders. Cruise 22mph @ 38000 rpm. 1.5-2.0 nmpg. Top speed 40 mph @ 5800 rpm. Recent survey, new bottom paint, coaming pads, Garmin GPS Chartplotter, sounder , fishfinder w 7"...
  24. DHSDave

    2014 Seiner Quota?

    I thought it was in the neighborhood of 3500mt? Has it changed for this year? Read something about Japan reducing their juvenile catch rates significantly over the next few years.
  25. DHSDave

    Any Johnson Carb gurus out there ?

    Finally got my boat up and running. Motor is a 1993 Johnson 200, runs great but need a little help fine tuning the idle. Would also like to perform a link and synch with someone who has experience with that procedure. Prefer to do this locally Otay Lake or Shelter Island. PM me if you like with...
  26. DHSDave

    Boat rewiring

    For a 1993 Grady White Adventure. Looking for someone who can help me rewire the boat, looks a bit like a rats nest I'm not confident enough to take this job on myself. Need a recommendation for someone qualified who can get me on the water...
  27. DHSDave

    WTB: SKB Tackle Box

    Looking for a skb box in good condition, prefer the smaller model box. Thx...
  28. DHSDave

    Where are the albies???

    Don't tell me this is going to be another no show season, not hearing much so far this year. Nobody finding them yet???
  29. DHSDave

    Radioactive bluefin tuna crossed the Pacific to US

    http://news.yahoo.com/radioactive-bluefin-tuna-crossed-pacific-us-190121826.html "The levels of radioactive cesium were 10 times higher than the amount measured in tuna off the California coast in previous years. But even so, that's still far below safe-to-eat limits set by the U.S. and...
  30. DHSDave

    Sea Adventure 80...Fishing was good! 08/17/11

    Gotta say up front I was really impressed with Capt. Scott McDaniels deciding to make the long run early and pre-bait the boat. We ended up leaving right around 4:00pm Tues well head of most of the fleet in order to make the long run South (150 miles) and be in the zone by sunrise. Started off...
  31. DHSDave

    NEW-Lo-An Tuna Slay fest!

    Short report: 1.5 day Fishing roughly 60 miles out or so from the point. Had a great bite going with the YFT at grey light that went on for a couple hours. Later in the afternoon moved a few miles and picked away for 11 bluefin. Around 5:00pm got on a meter mark that produced a good bite until...
  32. DHSDave

    Albies in Hawaii?

    I've been fishing for albies out of San Diego for years and was wondering if there is a viable sport fishery in Hawaii for the larger models? The only ones we get out here are the sub-adult 2-6 yr old fish up to about 40lbs. Thanks...:2gunsfiring_v1:
  33. DHSDave

    Super Seeker 6470

    Jig/Bait rod 7ft model in excellent-good condition. PM me with price,thanks!:2gunsfiring_v1:
  34. DHSDave

    Avet JX MC Jig Outfit...

    What would be a good rod match for an AVET JX MC 6.0:1 for something I could throw jigs/irons with? 7ft, 8ft? Looking to run this on a 40lb setup, thanks...
  35. DHSDave

    Top Gun 80

    Left H&M 9pm Friday night on a 1.5 day trip. We voted on giving it a shot for the pelagics despite the slow reports. We started out about 120m SW of the point. No love on the troll. Early in the afternoon we got on a small school of bluefin in the 25-30lb class. My buddy got one foul hooked on...
  36. DHSDave

    Avet JX...Ratio and Rod to Match?

    I own a LX and MXL which I love for flylining. I have never really thrown irons around before and would like to get a good outfit going. I've narrowed my selection down to an Avet JX but am not sure what ratio to go with in single speed. 4.6:1 or 6.0:1? Is the MC feature worth the extra $$$...
  37. DHSDave

    AVET--MXL vs SX...........

    Looking for a liteweight reel to tackle some West Coast albacore and yellowtail. I don't see much difference between the MXL and SX models. Do all the MXL's come with the Magiccast feature? If so, is it on all the time or is it selective? I've heard that the system works but is extremely...
  38. DHSDave

    Long Range out of Baja,MX?

    Anyone know of any long range boats sailing out of Cabo or anywhere else on the Baja Coast? I'm talking about the 70-100ft live aboard 3-7 multi-day type boats that you find in San Diego not the 6 pack type charters. Sure would save a bunch on travel time going a couple hundred miles straight...
  39. DHSDave

    Report-Fishing the MATANZA 8/20/08 Albies + Dodos...

    Great day on the water. Had an opportunity to fish with Capt. Rick and a couple other guys. Great guy, lot's of experience and has a nice fishing rig. We were not to be dissapointed this day. Left around 0200, made bait and headed out to E Butterfly area. We had some good meter marks and at...
  40. DHSDave

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  41. DHSDave

    First Sting Report 2 day 7/28-7/30...

    Arrived at the dock around 8:00pm to watch them offload a beautiful 100lb Opah, nice feesh! We left around 9:00pm, loaded up on some good looking bait and steamed all night with lines in the water around 5:30am. Waters were relatively calm both days. We started off at about 85 miles out from...
  42. DHSDave

    Albie Setup?

    Sorry guys, not really report related however I will be posting my results on my upcoming First String 2 day this month. Any recommendations on a a nice rod/reel combo? Looking for a stand up rod capable of 30-80lb test for albies primarily but also capable for some larger YFT for those...