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  1. Cheeseburger Killer

    Condor 11/4 Bluefin being bluefin but Mission Accomplished!

    One of the most well written reports I’ve seen (with sequential pix to boot). Just lived that trip vicariously through you, and I’m smiling. Rock on, Ray!...
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    Amazing 2 day on the Endeavor

    Most of us don’t get it right the first time. Looks like you scored on the re-do, amigo. Take care of your blessings, all of them. And thanks for the report. Good stuff...
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    Are fish counts accurate? My experience...

    There are no “simple mistakes” in the fish counts. Bottom line: Exaggerated numbers attract customers, and therefore honesty is seldom in the picture. It’s unfortunate for the occasional boat that is truthful about their counts, because you have no idea who to trust. BDO is a far better...
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    The San Diego, offshore report 10/05/19

    Never heard of a boat turning back to pick up stragglers. Those knuckleheads were very fortunate recipients of a kindhearted captain. Very bad form if they did not show the proper degree of gratitude on top of their ineptitude. What comes around, goes around...
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    For Sale Std Horizon Handheld HX 300 VHF Marine Radio

    Yes. I live in Vista. Hope you’re local, cash only...
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    SOLD Selling Boat- Fishing Gear Must Go

    Pix of what remains. Also handheld VHF radio $75,like new, ext. warranty expires 8-18-20 (no pic)...
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    For Sale Std Horizon Handheld HX 300 VHF Marine Radio

    Don’t recall saying that. Recall saying someone had replied be fore you did. If I did respond that way, I apologize. Trying to keep a bunch of messages straight. In hindsight, should have said in the original post “cash & carry”. First timer mistake...
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    For Sale Std Horizon Handheld HX 300 VHF Marine Radio

    If you can be in Carlsbad in person on Saturday, we can do this. If not I can sell it to others. Before you make the drive, know that I will only take $75 for it, no less...
  9. Cheeseburger Killer

    SOLD Selling Boat- Fishing Gear Must Go

    -Big 6.5’ Aftco Wide Gap Gaff (almost new condition) $60 -Blacktip Fighting Belts (never used, 2) $15 each -West Marine Type III Auto Inflatable PFD (like new) $50
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    San Onofre hook and line swordie - not my news

    Saw one basking about 5 clicks due east of the 209 back on 7-28. Estimated 300#...
  11. Cheeseburger Killer

    53.46 Lb. Yellowtail off Crystal Pier

    The ol’ homeguard saw all the kelp dying, so he cruised over to the pier to commit suicide...
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    53.46 Lb. Yellowtail off Crystal Pier

    This ol’ homeguard saw all the kelp dying, so he rolled over to the pier to commit suicide...
  13. Cheeseburger Killer

    8-17 Oceanside

    For the record, gentlemen- we weren’t targeting rays...
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    War Heroes

    My first comment of gratitude is to the veterans who sacrificed much for all of us. Anything I can say here will fall way short of the degree of appreciation we should all feel for you gentlemen. I’m also grateful that I made it through my service without any noticeable disability (ask anyone...
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    Thanks Wally!!!

    When you saw the bananas you should have called it a day right then. Just sayin...
  16. Cheeseburger Killer

    8-17 Oceanside

    Zero point zero kelp paddies, by the way...
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    8-17 Oceanside

    Tough day. Valve issue on bait tank this morning, so we changed gameplan and trolled X-Rap 40’s and a daisy chain out to 18 miles NNW of O’side, zero action. Water temp was cold inside (68) and warmer water on the outside, maxed at 70.75. While on the troll, the biggest flyer I’ve ever seen...
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    8/13 on the Pursuit

    That pic of Jason with the red is priceless. Our future...
  19. Cheeseburger Killer

    Dana Point 8-4 Report

    Holy White Meat Tuna, Batman!...
  20. Cheeseburger Killer

    White sea bass out of Point Loma

    I’m a knucklehead. Been changing my ‘dines waaaay too often. Boo to all those cattle boat captains who have told me through the years to keep a fresh bait on...
  21. Cheeseburger Killer

    Inshore Mako (part II)

    Adrenaline junkies come in different shapes & sizes. Chris- you are the first one I’ve seen who gets his kicks dodging mako bullets. Praying your guardian angel continues his watch over your crazy ass...
  22. Cheeseburger Killer

    7-16-19 A.M. half day

    Unless you have a fish descending device (and most do not) you’re going to keep anything legal because they would just mort if you tossed them back in. I recently ordered a couple of Shelton Fish Descenders (about $6 each on Amazon) for this reason. They work a lot better if you rig them with...
  23. Cheeseburger Killer

    Rubber Band-Torpedo Sinker Rig

    Couple of potshots, which I expected, and a bunch of really good info from the rest of you. I’m sure I the knowledge shared will help many more than just me. Grateful...
  24. Cheeseburger Killer

    Rubber Band-Torpedo Sinker Rig

    BD’ers- I plan on trying the ol’ rubber band-torpedo setup this summer. Normally, I’d have the reel in gear with the bait “in zone”. Anyone ever go freespool with clicker on to give the fish a couple seconds to run?...
  25. Cheeseburger Killer

    Skonked

    Amigos- This one goes into the “Any day fishing is better than the alternative” bin. Headed out this morning with a stop at the O’side bait monger for some small to medium sardines with a nice cure on them. Best bait of the season so far. The plan was to head south of the powerplant to try to...
  26. Cheeseburger Killer

    Inshore mako

    Just looked at the link. 2010. Unlikely these gents are still around... “I don’t think I’d venture outside the cage with a Mako or White...” SMH...
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    Inshore mako

    Scott- Sorry, mistakenly thought your reply was from Blackfish. I’ll “bite”. Gimme the nutshell version of the PVC shark cage...
  28. Cheeseburger Killer

    Liberty 7/11 Touch and Go

    Those big ‘deans can really smoke line off the reel o_O
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    Inshore mako

    Mr. Blackfish- Sorry I missed that one! Darwin Award Winner?...
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    Inshore mako

    Mr. Blackfish- you are correct, sir (just over a year). Chris- I shall keep an eye out for you and your blue yak. I’ve said a prayer and lit some candles for you...
  31. Cheeseburger Killer

    Inshore mako

    Most entertaining thread since I’ve been on BDO...
  32. Cheeseburger Killer

    Epic solo half day 7/8

    Cody- Epic batting average. Even more impressive solo, from a 17 footer. You have set the bar...
  33. Cheeseburger Killer

    Foamers...Reel Hard

    :appl:Nice sled, nice report (with numbers). Of course, they’re somewhere else now o_O
  34. Cheeseburger Killer

    Inshore mako

    Kayak+Furious Mako+Gun= ???
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    7/1/19 Grande

    You’re a great big brother. Keep being there for him. There will be times in the coming years when he will really need you. Nice fish, too. The best thing I ever handed off to my little bro’s was a bonita...
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    Inshore mako

    Chris- Lot of folks peeing in your cornflakes right now. My take- if it’s really important to you, do it. That said, you ARE taking a sizable risk by attempting to catch a large mako from your ‘yak. I know of a mako that shortly after hitting a trolled bait offshore launched itself into the...
  37. Cheeseburger Killer

    PB Barn Door....about time !!

    Of course, the commercial fishing industry needs to exist to feed the growing number of hungry mouths in the world. Just seems to me that often times the regulation occurs too late after a species has been severely decimated by the commercial take. Then we must deal with the knee-jerk...
  38. Cheeseburger Killer

    PB Barn Door....about time !!

    To the guys slumming DFG: None of us like limits or closures, but the truth is they do improve our fish stocks. You really don’t think the return of tanker WSB is just a happy coincidence, do you? Of course, the real problem is commercial overfishing, but that’s another conversation entirely...
  39. Cheeseburger Killer

    Sea Adventure 80, 6-24 to 6-26, bottom of the 9th

    Admiration for your perseverance. Having a bait in the zone every fishable minute separates the studs from the pack...
  40. Cheeseburger Killer

    Late run outta Dana

    Your boys are blessed to have you as their Dad. The most important job you’ll ever have, my friend. But it looks to me that you’ve already figured that out
  41. Cheeseburger Killer

    Creating New Memories with Bluefin

    Brett- That Mayo covered mess may have tasted good, but major point deduction for visual appeal. That said, if one must choose between taste and aesthetics, taste rules. Best to have both, IMO...
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    Islands 05/29/19

    Any trip that features a kid with a fish is a winner, as far as I’m concerned...
  43. Cheeseburger Killer

    Looking for BFT

    1/3 of your fuel to get where you’re going, 1/3 to get back, 1/3 reserve. Keeps you off the front page of the newspaper...
  44. Cheeseburger Killer

    Start of Summer (not) Point Loma fishing trip

    Agree with Hanson on the ID of grass rockfish, although could also be a kelp rockfish. Hard to tell some of those suckers apart...
  45. Cheeseburger Killer

    Rpt.-05-30-19 New member Brotherhood of the Zipper!

    Cory- Sir, your story is a true inspiration. I say this as a professional who has been in the surgery game for 25 years, and who has seen enough to usually be unmoved by someone’s surgery/recovery story. I sincerely admire your fortitude in getting through this. You know you dodged not one but...
  46. Cheeseburger Killer

    Marina Del Rey 1/2 day 5/28

    Cookin’ the whole dang rockfish on the grill. Varsity move! Couple of Negra Modelo’s and you’re set
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    Blind Squirrel syndrome, SMB, SAT, 5/25/2019.

    Never thought I’d see the day when the chances of catching a ghost were better than snagging a flattie...
  48. Cheeseburger Killer

    Best floro to mono knot?

    According to contributing editor Erik Landesfiend, the Tony Pena is what you should use for braid to fluoro. To address your question specifically, it’s best to practice and get good at tying the double uni, as it is the most reliable mono-to-fluoro connection...
  49. Cheeseburger Killer

    5-25 Report

    My apologies- I neglected to mention two things: 1) The stomachs of the reds were empty. The big starry had a couple of almost completely digested red crabs, that was it. And...(drum roll please)... 2) DFG was very active checking licenses and fish. Were were “pulled over” NW of Oceanside...
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    5-25 Report

    Headed out this morning unsure of what we’d find after a week of wind mix-mastering the water column. Worked the Box Canyon area hard from 7 to 40 fathoms. Water temp was a turbid 57.5 close to shore, clear green 64+ outside. Lots of 6” macks shallow, but couldn’t find any YT on the chase...
  51. Cheeseburger Killer

    “Hark, now hear the sailors cry, Smell the sea and feel the sky, Let your soul and spirit fly...

    “Hark, now hear the sailors cry, Smell the sea and feel the sky, Let your soul and spirit fly, into the mystic...”
  52. Cheeseburger Killer

    Beloved son

    Beloved son
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    Cool Weather

    Good ol’ Mr. Kelvin. Can’t wait!...
  54. Cheeseburger Killer

    Cool Weather

    What a great series of responses, especially the one from Ol’ Skool. Any response with real science in it gets bonus points. And I agree with our brother Dudeman, there is always something to be caught out there, regardless of the conditions. Tight lines...
  55. Cheeseburger Killer

    Cool Weather

    BD Mates, I spoke with an acquaintance yesterday whose husband is a meteorologist. He said that this cool weather pattern would trend through the year. As I recall there was another year (2008 maybe?) when the weather was weird like this. But I wasn’t fishing much then. For those of you...
  56. Cheeseburger Killer

    Cory update Thursday

    Cory- I’ve followed you for a while now, starting with your killer vids nailing stripers at Diamond Valley. My heartfelt prayers to our Heavenly Father are with you for a safe surgery and rapid recovery. Silver lining for the rest of us: there will be more fish to catch until your return to the...
  57. Cheeseburger Killer

    5/11 New Lo-An BFT

    Most impressed with the collars on the grill. The best part of both yellowtail and tuna, IMO. A couple of collars and some frosty beers = heaven on earth...
  58. Cheeseburger Killer

    Where to try for wsb this Sunday.

    Aptly-named “ghosts”. There are some great YouTube tutorials on WSB catching by Brandon Hayward and also Edward Halterman that I’ve watched again and again. I’m counting on those techniques to get a 55#+ slug in the boat. Will be sure to post when/where/how when we score. Tight lines...
  59. Cheeseburger Killer

    Where to try for wsb this Sunday.

    This is not me, but a shot I saved of another BD bro who scored big. Another guy boated a 55#+ beauty about three weeks ago off Encinitas. You don’t catch 100% of the fish you don’t try for. Just sayin...
  60. Cheeseburger Killer

    4-27 Carlsbad/Leucadia Nearshore Report

    My hat is off to you, Greg. That is a great thumbnail tutorial! Yellowfish, I hear you on the YouTube resource. As seems to be the case with just about any task, someone has postings on YouTube that nail it. Tight lines...
  61. Cheeseburger Killer

    4-27 Carlsbad/Leucadia Nearshore Report

    Kingfisher- I agree! Was hoping there would be something on the Fred Hall event calendar that addressed meter interpretation, but the crickets were chirping. Note to the Fred Hall organizers and sponsors- that presentation would be standing room only, IMO. Meanwhile, if anyone well-versed on...
  62. Cheeseburger Killer

    Got my first Tanker, how big is she?

    Rubberhook’s pic wins. I’d be surprised if anyone can beat that deck full of ghosts...
  63. Cheeseburger Killer

    We found them!

    Thanks for sharing the data, amigo. Not too early to start trollin’ em up!
  64. Cheeseburger Killer

    4/28 near USS Hogan wreck, fish partner wanted

    Concur with One Leg, tossing a sea lion a peace offering is counterproductive. As far as eating bones goes, I don’t prefer them to bluefin or yellowfin, but as our brother Blackfish says- bled, iced, and grilled it is dang good, even in tacos. Forgive me for saying something that you probably...
  65. Cheeseburger Killer

    4-27 Carlsbad/Leucadia Nearshore Report

    Headed out of O’side Saturday morning and made a beeline for the north edge of the Swami’s MLPA to drift some squid for WSB/Hali’s. Large schools of dolphin everywhere from just south of the pier to the MLPA, some feeding, some just playin’. Metered a fair amount of bait all morning, but I’m not...
  66. Cheeseburger Killer

    Got my first Tanker, how big is she?

    Sniff, You’ve got company. Kid Creole & Rubberhook, nice fish! You three are giving me an inferiority complex...
  67. Cheeseburger Killer

    CHIEF 04.17-04.19.2019 BLUFLU OUTBREAK!

    Danny- Awesome detail on the report. And I’m grateful for the Easter blessing! Whether you believe now or have yet to get there, we must take care of one another. Tight lines...
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    Got my first Tanker, how big is she?

    Sniff- luck is where preparation meets opportunity, amigo. You had the right bait and the right gear, in the right place. That tanker was a gift from God. WSB beats ham for Easter, IMO...
  69. Cheeseburger Killer

    Got my first Tanker, how big is she?

    Sniffer- That’s an epic fish. Encouraging for me, because I sometimes fish that area as well. Were you over structure, or just hard bottom? Thanks for sharing this with us all...
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    4/20 basic report point lloma area

    The freakin’ pyrosomes have moved in? There goes the neighborhood...
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    Point Loma 4/20

    North Pacific Krill, Euphausia pacifica. Never seen bones full of them, though. Early season, cooler water phenomenon perhaps. Was off Carlsbad on Saturday, SST was a chilly 58.5. Much cooler this late in the season as we’ve had in a while...
  72. Cheeseburger Killer

    Took my son and his friend fishing

    Great post. Love seeing the groms casting their own line. Good luck out at Catalina this summer. Nothing like starting them young making bait and going up the food chain from there...
  73. Cheeseburger Killer

    Halibut PLK

    Dang. A butt like that is one of the few acceptable reasons to set your beer down for a couple minutes...
  74. Cheeseburger Killer

    Birdschool Yellowtail. 4/5

    MK- Great post! And yes, that’s a healthy bone. Summer of 2015 was out on a day boat out of Seaforth and we ran into the most massive school of bones I personally have ever seen. Big fun on surface iron. Best fight pound-for-pound in the ocean. Arms were sore for days. Tight lines, amigos...
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    April Fools Day Local Report

    Those diamond earrings are gonna make that wallet noticeably thinner...
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    35.7 Homeguard

    I’m inspired! Winning the game with effective halftime adjustments. Nicely done, Fins...
  77. Cheeseburger Killer

    Anchor Rig for $20

    This anchor & rigging is no longer available, folks. Casmania had first dibs...
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    The Wall - 3/17

    Although I think sand bass are numerous enough now. LOL...
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    The Wall - 3/17

    Although I’m a big fan of eating what I catch, I make an exception for calicos & sandies. Takes them too long to grow to keeper size, too long for the fishery to recover if we keep more than just a very few of the legal sized fish. Hats off to you Duviedeck, for releasing all of them. The next...
  80. Cheeseburger Killer

    Anchor Rig for $20

    Sueno- another BD brother beat you to the punch. Lo siento, amigo...
  81. Cheeseburger Killer

    3/18 on The "San Diego"

    That hamachi looks sooooo good, bro...
  82. Cheeseburger Killer

    Long Beach mammals Sunday 3/17

    SemperFi- a sincere thank you for your service to our country. Grateful...
  83. Cheeseburger Killer

    Anchor Rig for $20

    Amigos- I’ve got 100’ of nice 1/2” braided nylon rode (spliced), 15’ of 1/4” galvanized chain, shackles, and a small (5 lb, I think) galvanized Danforth anchor. Had it for a year on my CC, never dropped. Just upgraded my gear and no longer need it. Will be at Del Mar Fred Hall on 3-30. $20...
  84. Cheeseburger Killer

    3/18 on The "San Diego"

    Appreciate the attention to detail in your report, brother. Tight lines...
  85. Cheeseburger Killer

    Box o’ Rocks

    Forgot to mention on my original post that the stomach contents of these rockfish were 95% anchovy. Marked huge schools in 150’ of water from Barn Kelp to The Box traveling at a depth of 50-100’...
  86. Cheeseburger Killer

    Box o’ Rocks

    Here’s a pic from the day we bought the boat. No regrets whatsoever...
  87. Cheeseburger Killer

    Box o’ Rocks

    The Sea Fox has been a great boat. John & David at Sea Witch Marine in Vista combine boats and customer service exceptionally well. I can’t recommend them strongly enough, brother...
  88. Cheeseburger Killer

    Box o’ Rocks

    Nice bunch of reds Saturday from 230’ in the Box Canyon area. For perspective that’s a 2/0 Mustad live bait hook in the jaw of the top fish. Water was green and clean, 57F. I was a spazz on the drift execution though, of the 9 or so drift sets, every single one was a different direction...
  89. Cheeseburger Killer

    SSVI Reel Recommendation

    Thx Tuna & Pete- Private boat. Don’t want to miss those boilers when the opportunity presents. Went with the SSVI6500LL. Features fit the need. Will load with 50# braid. Tight lines...
  90. Cheeseburger Killer

    FishID//species of sculpin?

    Aquatic hairless chihuahua...
  91. Cheeseburger Killer

    Fishing In Between Days With Weather

    Agree w Watersdeep. Go. Blustery weather on the days preceding a nice day have less of an effect on deep water fishing. The water column doesn’t get churned up deeper than 25 fathoms or so unless it’s blowing hard...
  92. Cheeseburger Killer

    White fish- err... Rock fish open short report

    If someone says rockfish are far better eating than whitefish, I suggest you see for yourself. The dude who commented about the small pin bones is right on, but if you turn your nose up at whitefish as some are doing on this thread, you’re missing out...
  93. Cheeseburger Killer

    SSVI Reel Recommendation

    Hi Folks- My bride, who loves to fish, can’t cast with a conventional reel. Looking for a spinner that she can throw a colt sniper to boiling fish some distance away from the boat. Must be able to handle tuna to 80# or so. I’d like to go with a SSVI6500 with 40# braid, but thinking this may be a...
  94. Cheeseburger Killer

    Box Canyon Sculpin

    Nice sculpin. What depth?...
  95. Cheeseburger Killer

    DP Butt Action

    The slime factor alone would keep me from using Lizzies for bait. Unless they are a far better bait. You’d think we’d know that by now if they were “all that”...
  96. Cheeseburger Killer

    2/19/19 SMB - Shark ID

    That’s a young white. Dorsal fin proves it. Also, young makos don’t have shoulders like that...
  97. Cheeseburger Killer

    Local YT

    Those of you who are slumming Noah for this post really should get a life. Last time I checked, this forum was for sharing info about what’s working and not working out there. If you don’t want to see this stuff, get off the vine...
  98. Cheeseburger Killer

    Problems Hookup baits

    Hucklongfin has the best advice on this thread IMO. Hoochies are the most versatile soft bait in your box, effective on everything in the water column from surface to bottom. Perhaps the most overlooked aspect of a hoochie is its usefulness in modifying or “fixing” another bait, just as...
  99. Cheeseburger Killer

    Killer Day out of Killer Dana 8-23

    The other fish that can show up here in warm water years that kinda/sorta looks like our yellowtail is a jack crevalle. Both Atlantic & Pacific subspecies exist, although I’ve only caught them in the Gulf of Mexico. They do have yellow fins & tail, but are much deeper from dorsal to belly than...
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    Killer Day out of Killer Dana 8-23

    Gents- Lived/fished Florida for 18 years of my adult life. That’s not a pompano. Those of you who ID’d the little one as a baby jello are correct. I am interested however, in LTH talking about a few pompano moving in. There are several varieties of these, and the pelagic version that...
  101. Cheeseburger Killer

    Sea State-Boat comfort

    Wileys my friend- keep your 30’ Scarab out of 6 foot seas. This goes double if you’re not an experienced offshore boater. When in doubt, ALWAYS play it safe. The lives of you and your mates are too precious...
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    From Bad to Worse To Pretty Fantastic - 8.6.18

    Admire your perseverance dude. And appreciate the advice on the bait...CK