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  1. JoshInSD

    Penn Company disappointed me and my Bdoutdoors friends!

    You may have to remove the PENN.com sticker from your bait tank. (Edit: Chad you beat me to it)
  2. JoshInSD

    Lab grown yellowtail !?

    https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/business/story/2019-12-25/lab-grown-fish-just-got-real-san-diego-startup-shows-off-first-slaughter-free-yellowtail Local foodtech startup BlueNalu earned industry clout with its lab-created yellowtail product, which can be served raw, acidified or cooked
  3. JoshInSD

    Alpine beer FISHING team Coronado Islands trip December 2, 2019

    You’re gonna need to add an alpine beer website sticker to the tank!
  4. JoshInSD

    One stop limits 11/11

    Good thing you ignored your brother’s wishes!
  5. JoshInSD

    10 Stupid Things to NOT To Catch Fish - by Larry Brown

    I agree. Worthy of pinning.
  6. JoshInSD

    10 Stupid Things to NOT To Catch Fish - by Larry Brown

    This is one of the best resources I’ve come across for offshore fishing tips. Required reading for anyone on my boat! http://www.redrooster3.com/LarryBrownFishingErrors.htm The Ten Most Stupid Things (We) Anglers Do To Not Catch Fish By Larry Brown I used to love Letterman’s lists of the 10...
  7. JoshInSD

    Aztec - 2 day

    Well done Pickett.
  8. JoshInSD

    Just so you know

    The line along the body makes it looks like a Boccaccio?
  9. JoshInSD

    Yft 10/23

    Friedrich/Cody combo. Fish magnets
  10. JoshInSD

    Actual 40 pound tuna .

    47# out of Dana Point 10/18
  11. JoshInSD

    2.5 day trip 10/10 -10/13

    “Yellowfin averaged 30-40 pounds” See https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/actual-40-pound-tuna.730256/unread
  12. JoshInSD

    Get to the tuna grounds 35 knots in about any seas.

    Tell us more about what earned the “mogul” status.
  13. JoshInSD

    News: Pegasus picks up SEALs off capsized boat

    https://www.nbcsandiego.com/on-air/as-seen-on/Fishing-Charter-Rescues-Two-SEALs-From-Capsized-Boat_San-Diego-563114912.html Lucky guys. Wonder if they got to fish all day on the Pegasus before they returned them to the harbor tonight. (Searched to see if a post already done for this...
  14. JoshInSD

    YF Evening Bite 10/13

    We couldn’t find many fish either after the wide open first hour at grey light.
  15. JoshInSD

    Bug rider

    Mackerel Man Approves!
  16. JoshInSD

    10/13... it could've been epic... but...

    We had the same experience today. Lost at least one to a seal. Then one of our jig strikes turned into a “skipping” jack and the skipjack was literally filleted immediately upon hitting the jig and just bounced on the top of the water behind the boat. It was a perfect filet job.
  17. JoshInSD

    Why I’m so happy to fish my own boat

    This picture says it all. Fish hanging with spider web forming... (Sent by my friend/boat partner who decided to hop on a charter for ‘fun’ this week)
  18. JoshInSD

    Any reports for Sunday 10/13?

    Wide open bite 6:45 AM however it only lasted about one hour and then we had trouble finding more the rest of the day.
  19. JoshInSD

    10/4 Yellowfin (425), Jumbo BFT (S9)

    Sounds like what we ran into.
  20. JoshInSD

    Phenomenal morning

    Nicely done. My shoulder is nearly ready to go again. Let me know next time.
  21. JoshInSD

    Condor 9/9 emergency

    I’m sure Larmo has an opinion here...
  22. JoshInSD

    At Least We Caught Some - 9-6

    3826 Sherman Street, San Diego, CA. 92110
  23. JoshInSD

    At Least We Caught Some - 9-6

    Yeah. Made them up as a little gag Not for 3 fish. I would have called a processor if we got more. I enjoy cleaning at home but only if it’s a few fish.
  24. JoshInSD

    At Least We Caught Some - 9-6

    Typed a whole summary then lost it.. so here’s the important info. 425 on the numbers (but we got there too late to really load up). Evening bite was slow (for us) near the 302. 30# with 1/0 hook worked fine.
  25. JoshInSD

    9/6 - Wide Open @ the 425

    You left too soon! You missed the humpback whale show near sunset.
  26. JoshInSD

    Hardcor!!

    Clear Point Loma Go west 20 miles. Then go south 25 miles (Or it means they are sending you the wrong direction and you should go to 25 over 20 instead) :frehya2:
  27. JoshInSD

    Tuna processing at home?

    Invest in a commercial sink and plumb it right into the sewage clean out (large pieces get buried or go to the dumpster)
  28. JoshInSD

    2018 Balloons Blow / The Mylar Round Up is back bigger and better and it starts now!

    https://beta.washingtonpost.com/local/md-politics/what-goes-up-comes-down-as-litter-balloon-releases-are-being-banned/2019/09/01/0f96b9c8-c9cd-11e9-a1fe-ca46e8d573c0_story.html?outputType=amp
  29. JoshInSD

    Hooked up my homie on his birthday

    Usually best to cut off the fins and the tail, then throw back the body. Soup! (Kidding)
  30. JoshInSD

    How to handle Tuna fillets from a sport boat?

    Invest in a Vacmaster. Ditch the Foodsaver.
  31. JoshInSD

    Good Time Tuna Fishing

    Great job but I’m gonna say 15# average (seeing that shoe in the photo)
  32. JoshInSD

    SOLD Brand New Shimano Ocea Jigger F custom 1500HG

    I’ve got the non F version. Fun light weight reel. GLWS. definitely NO clicker. Auto engage is nice feature.
  33. JoshInSD

    this could save your life. Solo guys, check it out.

    https://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/2019/08/13/video-wear-the-kill-cord/
  34. JoshInSD

    Suspicious rod/reel for sale at Shelter Island

    - not an Apple Watch (there goes that argument) - the long chain wrapped around the handle. Nice look - pinky ring (that was the first concerning sign)
  35. JoshInSD

    Trolling a Yummee

    They do sell a nose weighted yummy meant for trolling. I have a few but haven’t trolled yet. Yummy Swimmer https://carolinalures.com/products/swimming-yummee-flying-fish-9-inch
  36. JoshInSD

    Yellowfin Tuna. 230

    Nicely done all.
  37. JoshInSD

    Suspicious rod/reel for sale at Shelter Island

    Not sure, but they are dirt cheap
  38. JoshInSD

    Suspicious rod/reel for sale at Shelter Island

    Exactly. Maybe I’ll just start buying cheap gear from people and rather than feeling like I’m helping someone I’ll just be helping myself save money.
  39. JoshInSD

    Suspicious rod/reel for sale at Shelter Island

    Everyone happy now. Back to the original programming.
  40. JoshInSD

    Suspicious rod/reel for sale at Shelter Island

    After reading dozens of reports here were people say they got their stuff stolen and then nothing can be done about it I figured an attempt to be proactive might be appreciated just in case. My BS meter is pretty good and I got the strong sense something wasn’t right here PS. It’s “too much”...
  41. JoshInSD

    Suspicious rod/reel for sale at Shelter Island

    Doubtful. Ask the paparazzi. Public place.
  42. JoshInSD

    Couple on the troll

    I call. 1 on Cedar plug through porpoise (Awaiting @longboard85 to reply “ALL IN”)
  43. JoshInSD

    Suspicious rod/reel for sale at Shelter Island

    Maybe someone knows him and can vouch. I didn’t say he didn’t anything. Just seemed very odd. I’ll happily remove if posting his face causes discomfort for some. PS he said he also has the box and receipt if needed.
  44. JoshInSD

    Suspicious rod/reel for sale at Shelter Island

    Maybe just a friendly pier fisherman selling off his gear. Edit: happy now everyone
  45. JoshInSD

    Suspicious rod/reel for sale at Shelter Island

    I had no more cash on me and I had my 9 year old with me so I didn’t want to make a scene. That’s a good idea though. I’m guessing this rod isn’t yours then.
  46. JoshInSD

    Accurate clicker not working/loose. Fixable?

    Check the video. My clicker has been getting looser and looser and today it doesn’t work at all. What’s the fix? Thank You
  47. JoshInSD

    Suspicious rod/reel for sale at Shelter Island

    Pulling out of the parking area guy on a bike offers to sell this to me. I snapped a different photo of his face if anyone had this combo stolen. He also had a little spinner with him.
  48. JoshInSD

    Mackerel Magnet Ho Appreciation Trip - 8/9

    James is a lot more patient than I am. I would leave after a few minutes or even a drive by peak, but our best catches over the last few years have come from patience. Working a patty longer than most sane person would. He saw some marks way way deep and chunked and chunked and chunked and next...
  49. JoshInSD

    Dumping BlueFin Carcasses Huntington Harbor

    Blame BillyK :hali_blablalba:
  50. JoshInSD

    Mackerel Magnet Ho Appreciation Trip - 8/9

    Locked in the mating position (evidence of the elusive Yellowtail Tuna) Baby Fish Jesus lucky charm Pre gaff swim by Took our sexiest hoes for an ultra limited load islands/offshore combo Friday 8/9 sojourn. Full report 3 Anglers 3 YT (to 18#) (2 more lost to sea lions) 1 YFT 18# (1 more...
  51. JoshInSD

    90 anglers WTF

    Formerly the “Unhappy Man”
  52. JoshInSD

    White sea bass out of Point Loma

    The old spear and release trick
  53. JoshInSD

    Mexican Navy Coronado Island Reports - Actually Got Checked

    If it’s larger than 4.25x6.125 they will not accept it. It must be printed in at least 80# white paper as well. No gloss or bleeding edges. Don’t even try to present it with wrinkles.
  54. JoshInSD

    Friday, Saturday & Beyond

    I thought you sold everything last season.
  55. JoshInSD

    Mexican Navy Coronado Island Reports - Actually Got Checked

    That’s it. Every time. Don’t need a dedicated conversation about it. Have those items listed above and you’re good. The TIP isn’t checked so at least you don’t need to worry about that one. Just don’t forget the FMM are technically one time use as well.
  56. JoshInSD

    Lost rod and reel at Coronados

    Lost the grip on my new avet/super seeker combo last summer and saw it hit the water and slowly start to go down. Jumped in and saved it. Forgot I still had my non waterproof iPhone in my pocket. That died. Combo saved. Financial wash. Don’t keep my phone in my pocket anymore.
  57. JoshInSD

    Mackerel Man is Back! - 7/22 Coronados

    Mackerel Man is back and is enjoying his summer! Same story as you’ve all been reading, but the bite turned back on Monday with exceptional weather and light traffic. Anchored up at the middle grounds and steadily picked off some nice ones on the flylined sardines. Nothing fancy or difficult...
  58. JoshInSD

    7/14 yellows at the 'nados

    Appreciate the foreshadowed report
  59. JoshInSD

    1/4 day Islands trip July 12 WFO Yellowtail

    Same report as Doug. No need to create a new thread for this. Only thing to add was offshore water was 2.5° colder just 5 miles out.
  60. JoshInSD

    Full Speed BFT 7/8

    Nicely done, again. And while representing the Mackerel Magnet.
  61. JoshInSD

    7/7/19 First popper fish madness (video)

    “It would have sucked to bring him into the boat at this point anyhow” says NOBODY, EVER! (Nice work)
  62. JoshInSD

    July 4th of yellowfin madness!

    Cleaning 20 footballs. No fun.
  63. JoshInSD

    Los Cabos - Best Hotels? Surf Fishing?

    Thanks Derek, leaving tomorrow though at 7am.
  64. JoshInSD

    Los Cabos - Best Hotels? Surf Fishing?

    Going with wife for a non fishing/non surfing trip, but wonder if it’s worth bringing a setup to do some surf fishing out front of the hotel. Any thought in this beach. Looks like some rock structure just east of the hotel. Outside the Hilton Los Cabos. Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort...
  65. JoshInSD

    Tackle Store in Japan... What to buy?

    @HavasuSun if you’re up for a day of yellowtail fishing let me know and I’ll connect you with my friends who own/run the Yamashomaru out of Chiba. They have a guest house to spend the night the evening before and then it’s an all day fishing offshore. If you need reservations/recommendations...
  66. JoshInSD

    Tackle Store in Japan... What to buy?

    Check out Tackleberry. Used tackle. Some good deals. Flouro is cheap out there. https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/japanese-tackle-porn.658185/
  67. JoshInSD

    Coronado Island Report - This past weekend?

    https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/coronados-friday-yt.719878/
  68. JoshInSD

    Coronados Friday - YT

    That’s smoked barracuda!
  69. JoshInSD

    Coronados Friday - YT

    Report for 6/21. Launched at 5:45. Was misting and overcast most of the day. Worked all around north island and didn’t see much life. Worked down through middle grounds and it was a little more promising but nothing. Went down to lee of S Island and seemed to be a bit fishier. A few random marks...
  70. JoshInSD

    WTB WTB boat anchor rope and chain

    Check out this Boat anchor chain & rope RODE $59 on OfferUp. https://offerup.co/anxRoY4Q5W
  71. JoshInSD

    Whale breaches near skiff

    How cool would this be! https://www.foxnews.com/science/whale-narrowly-missing-boat-breach
  72. JoshInSD

    SOLD NEW PRICE 08' SHIMANO STELLA 10000SW

    This is my go to spinner. Such an amazing reel. Buyer will love it!
  73. JoshInSD

    Vacuum sealing tips

    Chamber bags?
  74. JoshInSD

    Vacuum sealing tips

    Use my Vacmaster for fish 30% and other household stuff (leftovers) all the time. Bags are pennies and it is so versatile. Have you ever tried compressed watermelon!?
  75. JoshInSD

    Bluefin INSIDE San Diego Bay!

    “We started working on bluefin tuna feed at the tuna ranch in Baja. We several feeds, but we kept experiencing significant issues with fish not eating, going 20 days without feeding, then going ballistic when baitfish swam by their pens and literally killing themselves ramming into the walls of...
  76. JoshInSD

    Bluefin INSIDE San Diego Bay!

    Ok, that was clickbait.. but this isn’t: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2019/03/12/us-first-tuna-hatchery-planned-for-san-diego-bay/ US’ first tuna hatchery planned for San Diego Bay
  77. JoshInSD

    Worse than Sea Lions?

    https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/not-sure-i-want-to-fish-around-gators.712807/#post-4810199 (Washington doesn’t count:D)
  78. JoshInSD

    Worse than Sea Lions?

  79. JoshInSD

    Plano 3700 Tackle Bag at Costco

    Saw this at Costco - Comes with 3 large boxes plus 1 medium box - also a hat and buff ( Picture of the hat and bath is in the bag you purchase as I noticed several of the bags were open in those items were missing)
  80. JoshInSD

    South Shores boat launch parking area for homeless parking

    Send your emails of concernto these three addresses. Kennedy, Seamus ([email protected]) George, Anthony ([email protected]) Glen Volk [email protected]
  81. JoshInSD

    How to find a kelp paddy with a drone?

    I’ve tried it. Not very productive until you are directly over one.
  82. JoshInSD

    South Shores boat launch parking area for homeless parking

    Exerpt from the email chain between some beach residents and city council members. “All council members have been charged with producing parking area’s for the campers. This may represent the best choice in D2. But it does not mean that it has been chosen. It is a consideration. All...
  83. JoshInSD

    3-5-19 a.m. half day

    Why bother fileting at all!? If you are going to keep a fish this size in the first place at least just descale and gut only, then bake whole. Exhibit A for why rockfish season isn’t year round.
  84. JoshInSD

    Vacmaster (two available cheap)

    Sweet!!
  85. JoshInSD

    Vacmaster (two available cheap)

    Looks like it’s sold. Someone here buy it?
  86. JoshInSD

    Vacmaster (two available cheap)

    He dropped his price and told me he would take $475. https://offerup.co/oLS1a6uQCU
  87. JoshInSD

    Fileting Tuna - Japanese style

    another over the top filet job. Especially starting around 21:00 when they get into the lesser used parts.
  88. JoshInSD

    Fileting Yellowtail - Japanese style

    I record this time lapse of my friend in Japan filleting a Yellowtail that I caught a similar way. Removing the outer skin before fileting.
  89. JoshInSD

    Fileting Yellowtail - Japanese style

    This video takes it to another level.
  90. JoshInSD

    Rpt.-Sun. 01-27-19 Relentless 1.5 day to Colonet.

    Quick question. I thought Mexico was a 2 hook max?
  91. JoshInSD

    New 2019 Stella SW

    In case you’re curious, here is the spool compatibility table.
  92. JoshInSD

    Blue Seas Fab is hiring.

    How long until one is eligible for an employee discount and what is said discount!? :720icon:
  93. JoshInSD

    Fishing the Yamashomaru in Chiba, Japan

    Just got sent a photo of the new issue of Japan’s SALT WORLD magazine. Looks like they wrote up a nice feature on their experience with San Diego fishing. Mackerel Man is big in Japan!
  94. JoshInSD

    Lobster Buoys to be banned soon in San Diego

    Well, at least the styrofoam ones! https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/san-diego-bans-styrofoam-against-restaurant-owners-wishes.amp
  95. JoshInSD

    January rockfish - 1/4/19

    You set the bar really high.
  96. JoshInSD

    January rockfish - 1/4/19

    Current and wind was down. Used 16oz torpedo.
  97. JoshInSD

    $3,000,000.00 BFT....!

    More photos of the fish https://www.gettyimages.com/photos/kiyoshi-kimura?family=editorial&phrase=kiyoshi%20kimura&sort=best#license
  98. JoshInSD

    January rockfish - 1/4/19

    Haven’t been able to get on the water for 2+ months so didn’t mind cranking up from 400-700 feet. S9 area (ie. Mexico). Water 60ish. Super clean with good signs of life (porpoise birds). No top water fish signals however. (3 anglers aboard). Squid strips only. Side note: first time on new...
  99. JoshInSD

    Vacmaster (two available cheap)

    He was willing to take $475 before. What an ass.
  100. JoshInSD

    Ramp report

    :frehya2:Looks more like a show off post with the nice boat and personalized Baja plate (Edit: not anymore. You got rid of those photos!)
  101. JoshInSD

    Vacmaster (two available cheap)

    Nice buy! Love mine. Keep it near the kitchen and used nearly daily.
  102. JoshInSD

    NO MORE MEXICAN ANNUAL FISHING LICENSE

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bajabound.com/before/permits/fishing.php?amp=true - should be back to annual permits soon - TIP apparently not needed anymore (Edit: maybe I misread the TIP part above)
  103. JoshInSD

    Vacmaster (two available cheap)

    Found these online. Pretty good deal. If I didn’t own one I would be all over it. He said he would take $25 off these prices too. $499 new one $350 slightly used one https://offerup.co/EfRDYpOpMS
  104. JoshInSD

    nICE Cooler at Dixieline for sale 22qt

    Just came across this sale item. Didn’t buy one but figured I’d pass it on. Regular price $120.
  105. JoshInSD

    New @ Costco Coho Soft Cooler

    You’re welcome everyone! :cheers:
  106. JoshInSD

    New @ Costco Coho Soft Cooler

    Side by side with my Yeti Hopper. Similar color and stitching. Quality on the Coho seems comparable.
  107. JoshInSD

    What's wrong with my handling of fillets?

    I believe this to be incorrect. Thawing slowly overnight in the fridge preserves the structure of the fish. Thawing quickly damages the fish cells microscopically, affecting taste. To summarize my personal process: 1. Bleed fully immediately. Not by throwing in a fish hold but in a 5 gallon...
  108. JoshInSD

    New @ Costco Coho Soft Cooler

    Just stumbled upon this. Very well made and only $60. Comparable to the Yeti flip 18 that is $300. Buy at Costco and you get a lifetime warranty, lifetime money back. Seems hard to beat!!
  109. JoshInSD

    How long do you keep fish in freezer - what does your freezer look like?

    Vacmaster sealed. Looks perfect for months and months.
  110. JoshInSD

    What happened to the Prowler?

    331 foot Atessa IV was doing 13 knots just moments before the collision. Here is her course coming out of SD Bay. She made her way back towards the bay nearly 4 hours after the collision.
  111. JoshInSD

    *Lobster Thieves*

    I thought I saw a Hookup Baits sticker on the side of their boat. If so, this all makes sense.
  112. JoshInSD

    How is PROWLER for 1.5 Day Big Bluefin?

    Friend came home with this 271# yesterday off the Prowler, but it was one of 2 fish caught the entire trip (32 anglers). To him it was the best trip ever. To 30 others it wasn’t. How lucky do you feel?
  113. JoshInSD

    9/12 - Raging Rapids

    We tried but before the photo could be taken it jumped back overboard!!
  114. JoshInSD

    9/12 - Raging Rapids

    Yep. All of those reports predicted 10-15 with 20 kts. NOAA, Fish track, buoy weather, windy and fish dope. We decided to just go for it anyhow. Ended up being a Grundens field test.
  115. JoshInSD

    9/12 - Raging Rapids

    Flyline off a kelp!
  116. JoshInSD

    9/12 - Raging Rapids

    NNE WIND + SW swell = welcome to the wet ride at the water park. The morning looked promising but that didn’t last. Found a small kelp with even smaller dorado on them. 90 minute salt water neti pot on the way back.
  117. JoshInSD

    Nets vs Gaffs?

    My friend’s boat in Japan doesn’t use gaffs. All nets. They are bulkier. But they also release 90% of the fish.
  118. JoshInSD

    Lost hoops - San Diego bay

    So we went 6/10 last night out of the big bay. We found only 6 of the hoops we set. 4 lost hoops in one set! All promar ambush style hoops. The harbor police was even helping us find them as they drifted to mid-channel. It was in hindsight poor execution on my part and the conditions were...
  119. JoshInSD

    Fishing the Yamashomaru in Chiba, Japan

    Toru and Hana came out last month and stayed with me for a week. They fished the Pacific Queen for limits of yellowfin (although they said they got bored after an hour of catching footballs), then I took them on the Mackerel Magnet a few times for some yellowtail action. Needless to say they...
  120. JoshInSD

    Bonito sailing off Point Loma

    Looks like those bones have been rotting in the sun!
  121. JoshInSD

    9/28 Fun morning

    Well done! Glad the bait was still good there.
  122. JoshInSD

    Battlefish on Netflix

    Write a handheld sign then... write “what is the bloody deck salute” and post a selfie photo. You all are gullible!
  123. JoshInSD

    Battlefish on Netflix

    Pretty sure you’re all getting trolled by someone pretending to be the captain of the boat. Prove me wrong Aaron. Post a photo of yourself showing the BD salute.
  124. JoshInSD

    SOLD Shimano Ocea Jigger 1500P

    Ocea Jigger 1500P Japanese model, loaded with Shimano PE - $185
  125. JoshInSD

    YFT COLLARS/BELLIES

    Marinate/spice however you like. Bake 200 degrees for 12-15 minutes Sear on high 3-4 minutes. Eat.
  126. JoshInSD

    What the heck do people do with Skipjack?

    They are more prized than one’s wife. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/life/2013/04/26/food/katsuo-japans-ubiquitous-tuna/ Or good for smoking! Or seared outside and served as sashimi with ginger and ponzu.
  127. JoshInSD

    SOLD Old thread 1500

    Wasn’t expecting such a nice birthday present from my guests. This one’s for me the one above is still for sale
  128. JoshInSD

    Where is the bull kelp location at the nados

    They move so look for these. :frehya2:
  129. JoshInSD

    hot bite at the jewel 8/31/18

    Too bad you aren’t an adopter of properly cared for bonito. It will rival tuna anyday.
  130. JoshInSD

    WTB 1/4 inch BBB galvanized chains

    orchard supply hardware is shutting down nationwide and has 30% off chain right now. (Note: it is proof coil chain though. Not windlass recommended)
  131. JoshInSD

    Calico: Release or Keep?

    Updated
  132. JoshInSD

    Calico: Release or Keep?

    Personally I’m an advocate of releasing these VERY SLOW growing fish. What about you all?
  133. JoshInSD

    Anchoring at Coronados?

    I’ve anchored overnight just outside the mouth of smugglers cove (South Island) on a 20’ center console. The lighthouse keepers tried for 15 minutes to direct us into the cove (perhaps to pay a fee or to get to calmer waters or ?), but we ignored them and eventually they stopped and we fell...
  134. JoshInSD

    TOADSTOADSONLY, Full On Send It!!!

    I hope that wasn’t the first chapter of an upcoming eBook (authorized at least). The Lamborghini doesn’t pay for itself!
  135. JoshInSD

    Fishing the Yamashomaru in Chiba, Japan

    HELP NEEDED!! Toru and Hana are coming into town Friday first time to San Diego. They want to fish 3 times. They’re signed up for the PQ 1.5 day leaving Sunday night. Tuesday I’ll take them on the Mackerel Magnet, and I am TRYING TO GET THEM ON A PRIVATE BOAT FOR SEPTEMBER 5! Anyone want to...
  136. JoshInSD

    Cabo San Lucas Fishing

    That’s what I said. ;)
  137. JoshInSD

    SCI Hunt

    http://www.ncfishes.com/knowledge-base/pompano-dolphin-identification/
  138. JoshInSD

    Thinking About Quitting

    Maybe living in Bakersfield is the problem.
  139. JoshInSD

    SOLD NEW Phenix Megaladon S760H

    20000 and 8000 both pending $, not trade.
  140. JoshInSD

    SOLD NEW Phenix Megaladon S760H

    20000 $600 8000 $500 Take both for $1000 Add the Phenix for the 20000 for $250
  141. JoshInSD

    Grande full day trip 8-17

    I’m familiar. Just wondering whose sack they go in. I want to fish next to him!
  142. JoshInSD

    Grande full day trip 8-17

    8 for 10... what did you do with the 3 over your limit?
  143. JoshInSD

    SOLD Stella 20000PG (2008)

    :fighting0061:Take your debate elsewhere. I’m trying to sell a reel here
  144. JoshInSD

    Just bought a Traeger but re-thinking.

    Never experienced that issue.
  145. JoshInSD

    SOLD Old thread 1500

    Last Jigger. Other is sold.
  146. JoshInSD

    SOLD Stella 8000PG (2008)

    It was serviced in Japan and hasn’t been fished since.
  147. JoshInSD

    SOLD Stella 20000PG (2008)

    I tried you. No response.
  148. JoshInSD

    The 302

    Casting on kelps. Can’t troll those.
  149. JoshInSD

    The 302

    Shirley. She is a Yozuri Hydro Minnow LC 170F
  150. JoshInSD

    Cabo San Lucas Fishing

    It was a down day but we trolled 6 lines for 6+ hours. Trolled while flying kite, trolled live bait, trolled everything. Didn’t see many birds or any porpoise. In general it was just a down day but we ran 80 miles and tried hard.
  151. JoshInSD

    Cabo San Lucas Fishing

    Just returned yesterday. Fished with Renegade Mike. He pioneered the use of kites in Cabo and the west coast. @Jason referred me. http://www.renegademikesportfishing.com/
  152. JoshInSD

    SOLD Stella 8000PG (2008)

    Sold one of them. Thanks @72fishn One more remaining.
  153. JoshInSD

    For Sale Shimano, Penn, Calstar and Seeker gear forsale (Reduced) San Diego

    I’m ignoring the fact you said cash only and wonder if you may want to trade for a Stella 20000 + rod.
  154. JoshInSD

    TRADE Makaira 50w sea, for Avet 50exw

    Open to trading any of these for a Stella.
  155. JoshInSD

    SOLD International 70vs

    What he said ☝
  156. JoshInSD

    Problems Hookup baits

    Angler’s Arsenal (now in Lakeside) for example is one of them. They knowingly despise Chad/Hookup Baits but admit they carry them because people “buy the shit out of them.” So, if you all stop buying them, they will stop carrying them! They used those same words.
  157. JoshInSD

    SOLD NEW Phenix Megaladon S760H

    Phenix Megaladon S760H Popping rod Used once, never had a fish on it. $290 (retail $340) Length 7'6 2 pcs Braided Line PE 7-10 Taper Action Heavy Guides Fuji KWSG Reel Seat/Handle DPSSD-LD/High Density EVA https://m.tackledirect.com/phenix-mpx-s760h-megalodon-popping-rod.html
  158. JoshInSD

    07/26 181 and back

    Bummer to have missed the buffet.
  159. JoshInSD

    Best spinning rod to catch big tuna

    I’ve got a Stella 20,000 for sale ($600) paired with a phenix Megaladon S760H ($300).
  160. JoshInSD

    Sportboat fish pictures

    At least they haven’t employed Mackerel Man in their efforts.
  161. JoshInSD

    SOLD Old thread 1500

    Price hike $186
  162. JoshInSD

    Who’s Fishing Montana This Year?

    Great Falls North 40 report last week
  163. JoshInSD

    7/9 - Inshore & Offshore Tour

    I just use the large ones regardless of target species. Easier to use them.
  164. JoshInSD

    “The Year of the Cow”

    Waiting for the eBook @Fishingguy
  165. JoshInSD

    Bubba Blade on Amazon PRIME DAY

    Big discount today. Bubba Blade 9 Inch Stiff Fillet Knife Razor Sharp Stainless Steel Non-Stick 2mm Thick Blade with Beveled Edge Sushi Chef Style for Fishing and Hunting BB1-9S Lots of Star Brite cleaning products on sale too.
  166. JoshInSD

    SOLD Stella 8000PG (2008)

    No price drop, but available.
  167. JoshInSD

    SOLD Old thread 1500

    Price drop $185
  168. JoshInSD

    7/9 - Inshore & Offshore Tour

    @Goijo Largest. I find them easiest to open and swap lures.
  169. JoshInSD

    7/9 - Inshore & Offshore Tour

    The Yo-Zuri minnow has great action out of the box. Not sure if this style split ring gives more action (it may!?) but personally I like it for ease of swapping lures. I brought them back from Japan. I found them on eBay for you. Large ones rated for 215#...
  170. JoshInSD

    7/9 - Inshore & Offshore Tour

    Lauchbed from MCRD at 5:15 and got some really crappy 3-4” sardines that all rolled by 10am even in the calm seas. Went to the islands first to pick off some yellows before they head offshore, we got 6 on the boat plus 4 bones and ran out of live bait by 10:30. They will still biting half dead...
  171. JoshInSD

    SOLD SKB 7100 $185

    It’s yours if you want it. DM me
  172. JoshInSD

    SOLD SKB 7100 $185

    Is that your bottom line? :Kick_emoticon:
  173. JoshInSD

    SOLD Stella 20000PG (2008)

    I would buy it myself if what were the case. Reel is $600. Rod isn’t included in that price but available if someone needs a rod as well
  174. JoshInSD

    SOLD SKB 7100 $185

    No worries. I can assure you it’s not. Check the skin and color
  175. JoshInSD

    SOLD SKB 7100 $185

    The pic I loaded is my actual box. Did I label something incorrect?
  176. JoshInSD

    Nados 7/7/18

    Nice catch, although the hookup bait is a bummer to see, unless of course you enjoy lining poachers’ pockets.
  177. JoshInSD

    6/29 - Organized Coronados Chaos

    He’s looking forward to a good summer!
  178. JoshInSD

    SOLD Stella 20000PG (2008)

    https://m.tackledirect.com/phenix-mpx-s760h-megalodon-popping-rod.html
  179. JoshInSD

    WTB Shimano Stella 20000 SW

    Obviously you saw mine (2008 model). When you don’t find the newer one let me know. Mine is in perfect condition.
  180. JoshInSD

    SOLD Old thread 1500

    Pending dropped out.
  181. JoshInSD

    SOLD Stella 20000PG (2008)

    Paired with a nice rod if someone needs a combo.
  182. JoshInSD

    SOLD Stella 8000PG (2008)

    Will throw in some fresh local fish too.
  183. JoshInSD

    SOLD SKB 7100 $185

    1 Vacmaster bag of fresh caught yellowtail to the buyer! (If you buy it before they’re all eaten!)
  184. JoshInSD

    6/29 - Organized Coronados Chaos

    James, he sucks the air out of my ziplock bags with a straw (VP 215)
  185. JoshInSD

    6/29 - Organized Coronados Chaos

    Just finished... boneless barracuda fillets, skin on ½ cup low sodium soy sauce 2 Tbsp brown sugar 1 Tbsp ground ginger 1 Tbsp minced garlic 220 degrees for 90 minutes on Traeger
  186. JoshInSD

    Yellows going off at the Islands

    Sounds like fun. (Hook baited, waiting for someone to bite) Edit: didn’t know Jim or that he had passed. RIP
  187. JoshInSD

    6/29 - Organized Coronados Chaos

    It’s no secret that the Coronados are hot right now, for a little while longer at least, until these fish head offshore. For now however they were not afraid to bite amid the eddy wind and cross swell combined with 20-30 boats in a concentrated area. Plenty of yellows to go around, along with a...
  188. JoshInSD

    SOLD Mamiya Marfix J System (rare Japanese Jigger)

    - According to this chart drag maxes at 35kg (with side brake on ultimate setting) - Line capacity listed on the bottom row according to PE diameter. See conversion chart for PE below too.
  189. JoshInSD

    FREE Help this young SSGT USMC - Rods Stolen...

    I have two ghost shrimp pumps I don’t use. Happy to contribute them both.
  190. JoshInSD

    6/20 - 3Bs at the Knoll (wrong kind of blue)

    I brought them back from Japan. I found them on eBay for you. Large ones rated for 215# http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&toolid=10001&campid=5336488034&icep_item=152201897164
  191. JoshInSD

    6/20 - 3Bs at the Knoll (wrong kind of blue)

    Short: Bait, Blue Shark & Balloons Longer: BFT trip 45 miles southwest (total trip 115 miles today). Water >64, low wind, but very little bird or surface signals. Spearos around us got 4+ Cows but we couldn’t get them to go no matter what. Flat fall, live bait, surface irons, trolling, slow...
  192. JoshInSD

    SOLD Mamiya Marfix J System (rare Japanese Jigger)

    Next to Accurate 600. I have “normal” size hands, whatever that means.
  193. JoshInSD

    SOLD Mamiya Marfix J System (rare Japanese Jigger)

    Maybe, but does your reel have an ULTIMATE setting!? That’s worth $275 right there. Add the side brake for another $50 and the line for $75 and this reel is FREE!
  194. JoshInSD

    SOLD Stella 8000PG (2008)

    Sorry, updated. $500.
  195. JoshInSD

    SOLD Stella 8000PG (2008)

    Stella 8000PG Super clean From Japan $500 SPECS
  196. JoshInSD

    SOLD Stella 20000PG (2008)

    2008 Stella 20000PG Loaded with 350 yards of PE8 (=110lb. Braid) Super clean The reel can handle a cow if your back can! $600
  197. JoshInSD

    Tow With Tahoe Or Yukon Denali?

    No problems for me. 2004 Yukon. Boat is 3300# w/o trailer.
  198. JoshInSD

    Spinning Reel and Rod ?

    I’ve got a Stella 20000 available filled with PE8 for $600.
  199. JoshInSD

    Hook Up Baits?

    I found their Instagram page https://www.instagram.com/anti_hookupbaits
  200. JoshInSD

    Xtratuf Boots storage

    Toss some kitty litter in each of them and leave in the garage until next use.
  201. JoshInSD

    What is a PinHead?

    Here’s the classic pinhead bagging fillets. My brother late 80s on the Happy Man (Marina Del Rey)
  202. JoshInSD

    WTB Spinning rod for Stella 5000

    Still interested. (Not a blank please)
  203. JoshInSD

    WTB Deck Box 150 gallon

    Looking for a deck box, large 150 gallon size. Something like the LIFETIME or Keter brand. In San Diego. Thanks
  204. JoshInSD

    For Sale ‘08 Shimano Stella 8000 and 20000

    Got a few left, the rest are gone.
  205. JoshInSD

    Which color works best?

    Does that affect your color choice?
  206. JoshInSD

    SOLD SKB 7100 $185

    Located near SDSU area
  207. JoshInSD

    Which color works best?

    Sorry. I’m not loading a photo of my wife.
  208. JoshInSD

    Which color works best?

    My wife is gonna have the final decision (duh!) but I’m just curious what the consensus is. Which color accent works best?? (For umbrellas, cushions, pillows, etc)
  209. JoshInSD

    6/4 - Day Late, 7 YT Short

    Yes!! If checked you will be turned around without all the proper documentation.
  210. JoshInSD

    SOLD Old thread 1500

    $200 for the 1500P.
  211. JoshInSD

    SOLD Mamiya Marfix J System (rare Japanese Jigger)

    I’m guessing since nobody has inquired about this reel that nobody has ever even heard of it or seen one before.
  212. JoshInSD

    For Sale ‘08 Shimano Stella 8000 and 20000

    Tempted to keep the 20000 but don’t think I have a use for it. 20000 $600 8000s $500 Ocea Jigger $200 Mamiya Marfix $400
  213. JoshInSD

    6/4 - Day Late, 7 YT Short

    Missed the first “wide open” yellowtai bite by a day, but didn’t miss the 50 boats that were there Sunday. Ended up with 3 YT (8#, 9#, 18# - 7 fish short of Mexican limits) and a few rock fish. Had fun at middle grounds pulling on some PIG Calicos. Many calico caught and released 4-6+#, on the...
  214. JoshInSD

    Popping rod for Stella 18kHG

    Let me know what you choose. I need something for the Stella 20000. It’s still for sale but until it sells I’ll try to fish it!
  215. JoshInSD

    TRADE Here's A New One...High-End Speakers for Gear!

    Those look like the ones I bought out of the back of a white van.
  216. JoshInSD

    WTB Wanted spinning reels

    I’ve got two 2008 Stella 8000 reels available for $500 each. High end reels for not quite high end prices.
  217. JoshInSD

    SOLD Mamiya Marfix J System (rare Japanese Jigger)

    Just like the oceajigger, filled with color metered PE.
  218. JoshInSD

    SOLD Old thread 1500

    Filled with new metered PE!
  219. JoshInSD

    SOLD SKB 7100 $185

    Price drop $185. It’s the small one, not the large. My mistake.
  220. JoshInSD

    Stainless Fabrication

    considering this style stainless steel for my backyard fence. Any recommendations for fabricator? Thanks, Josh
  221. JoshInSD

    Ocea Jigger?

    I’ve got a 1500P available. https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/shimano-oceajiggers-1500-and-2000p.687806/
  222. JoshInSD

    08 Stella handle

    Someone here I’m sure will be able to help, sorry it’s beyond my area of expertise. I can’t even change it if it wasn’t “locked”. Be careful either way, they should be doable by hand without special tools (I think!)
  223. JoshInSD

    08 Stella handle

    Also, the righty pin is in the box too right?
  224. JoshInSD

    08 Stella handle

    That reel was just switched from right hand to left hand in front of me watching friend do it. No loctite or anything was added to it. Did you look up some YouTube videos or anything? Personally I’m not sure how it’s done. But I do know it was a righty retrieve before I got it. He switched it...
  225. JoshInSD

    Yummy Flyer Info

    Does it come with an ebook?
  226. JoshInSD

    Shelter Island Ramp Closure Info 5/16/2017

    Maybe this would have been easier
  227. JoshInSD

    WTB Spinning rod for Stella 5000

    Thanks but I think that’s too much rod for a 5000 reel.
  228. JoshInSD

    WTB Spinning rod for Stella 5000

    Opted to keep one of the Stella’s I’ve been selling. Keeping the 5000XG. Looking for a rod to pair it with. Something like the.. Hercules SHS-80H 7’6” to 8’6” range Line 25-60 range (or PE 3-5)
  229. JoshInSD

    For Sale ‘08 Shimano Stella 8000 and 20000

    Down to only 3 Stellas left. 1- 20000 2- 8000 Also an OceaJigger and the Mamiya Marfix I will not be able to get any more after this, and I doubt you’ll ever find as good condition 2008 models for this price. If you ever wanted to own a Stella, now’s the time!
  230. JoshInSD

    For Sale ‘08 Shimano Stella 8000 and 20000

    10000XG SOLD to @Sofia Rose
  231. JoshInSD

    For Sale ‘08 Shimano Stella 8000 and 20000

    20000PG 08Stella $600 8000PG 08Stella $500 8000PG 08Stella $500 10000XG 08Stella SOLD OceaJigger scorpion 1500P - $225 Mamiya Marfix J System - $400
  232. JoshInSD

    Jason Hayashi 1975-2020

    @Jason for the Chinese spammers that are signing up individually to BD, add a new mandatory field to the sign-up page, “blood type.” Maybe all that spam has been a blessing in disguise.
  233. JoshInSD

    WTB Stella or Twin power

    I replied, haven’t heard back.
  234. JoshInSD

    Jason Hayashi 1975-2020

    Clickbait!! I’m glad you shared your story. This amazing BD family will come together for you. Here’s to the next 43 years. :cheers:
  235. JoshInSD

    WTB Looking. Spinning rod

    @TunaTonight has one.
  236. JoshInSD

    For Sale ‘08 Shimano Stella 8000 and 20000

    All purchased reels shipped today. PMs sent with tracking info. Remaining available list above.
  237. JoshInSD

    For Sale ‘08 Shimano Stella 8000 and 20000

    8000HG is gone. No more 5000XG
  238. JoshInSD

    SOLD NEW JB hollow 200lb 150 yards

    Bought it, just don’t know why. Paid $35+. Brand new. Selling for $30.
  239. JoshInSD

    SOLD SKB 7100 $185

    small SKB box, just don’t use it anymore. includes 3 SKB plastic boxes. $200
  240. JoshInSD

    For Sale ‘08 Shimano Stella 8000 and 20000

    Here is all I have left.... 8000 HG is gone
  241. JoshInSD

    SOLD Old thread 1500

    2000P sold 1500P still available
  242. JoshInSD

    For Sale ‘08 Shimano Stella 8000 and 20000

    Whirlwind of PMs last 48 hours. Here is an update. AVAILABLE 20000PG 08Stella $600 8000PG 08Stella $500 8000PG 08Stella $500 10000XG 08Stella $500 OceaJigger scorpion 1500P - $225 Mamiya Marfix J System - $400 PENDING NONE SOLD Van Staal VS 300P Stella 18000 HG x 2 OceaJigger 2000P Stella...
  243. JoshInSD

    For Sale Saltywater Tackle Race Point 250 ***NEW***

    I’ve got a Stella 20000 you can pair with this amazing rod. https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/‘08-shimano-stella-reels.687588/#post-4580517
  244. JoshInSD

    WTB 18/20k Stella SW

    I’ve got a 20000 available. https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/‘08-shimano-stella-reels.687588/#post-4580517
  245. JoshInSD

    WTB Stella or Twin power

    I have a 20000 available. $600. Full of PE line already too. https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/‘08-shimano-stella-reels.687588/#post-4580517
  246. JoshInSD

    For Sale ‘08 Shimano Stella 8000 and 20000

    I’m overseas still returning Sunday.. I’m sure I could do that but wouldn’t know that cost until I get home. Thanks. (You may want to send me the address via PM and not here)
  247. JoshInSD

    SOLD Mamiya Marfix J System (rare Japanese Jigger)

    This is a solid Japanese made reel! Really well built with spool brake on side plate. Built for huge fish. Mamiya Marfix J System - $325 Line capacity PE6 480m PE 5 560 PE 4 740m
  248. JoshInSD

    SOLD Old thread 1500

    1500
  249. JoshInSD

    For Sale ‘08 Shimano Stella 8000 and 20000

    Van Staal SOLD One 18000 SOLD Updated above.
  250. JoshInSD

    Fishing the Yamashomaru in Chiba, Japan

    Spent the day with Toru and Hana today. Unfortunately I couldn’t get out on the water today. Anyone going to Japan that wants to fish I HIGHLY recommend going on their boat. Hana was recently featured again in a few Japanese fishing magazine. She holds the Japan women’s yellowtail record 23.9kg...
  251. JoshInSD

    For Sale ‘08 Shimano Stella 8000 and 20000

    Just rechecked the reels and it is a 10000, not a 14000. I’ll be back in San Diego this Sunday.
  252. JoshInSD

    For Sale ‘08 Shimano Stella 8000 and 20000

    8000 below has a 10000 spool I’ll respond to all PMs in order for priority. Lots to go through. Here are some consolidated photos. OceaJigger 1500 - $225 Mamiya Marfix J System - $400
  253. JoshInSD

    For Sale ‘08 Shimano Stella 8000 and 20000

    I’m finalizing picking up the reels and will be on the train with no Wi-Fi for a few hours. Won’t have all the prices for the non-Stella’s posted until later.
  254. JoshInSD

    For Sale ‘08 Shimano Stella 8000 and 20000

    Here’s the lot. Looks like most are already loaded with Shimano PE. Plus... Scorpion OceaJigger 1500 Mamiya Marfix
  255. JoshInSD

    For Sale ‘08 Shimano Stella 8000 and 20000

    I will be picking up all of these reels tomorrow, so will have photos
  256. JoshInSD

    For Sale ‘08 Shimano Stella 8000 and 20000

    Are you saying you are interested in all three of the 8000 model? Please send me a PM
  257. JoshInSD

    Fishing the Yamashomaru in Chiba, Japan

    Nice 27 pounder by Hana today on the Yamashomaru. Released. They have a daily blog with photos from each day. https://ameblo.jp/yamashomaru/
  258. JoshInSD

    For Sale ‘08 Shimano Stella 8000 and 20000

    No boxes. Probably come with a case, I can check. Note: These reels are currently in Japan, so it could take a little time for me to get them back to San Diego.
  259. JoshInSD

    For Sale Seeker Black Steel Spinning Rods 30# and 40# 7' *Excellent*

    I might be interested in the 6470. Out of town until the end of the weekend.
  260. JoshInSD

    For Sale ‘08 Shimano Stella 8000 and 20000

    All meticulously maintained and recently serviced at the Shimano factory in Japan. If you’re interested in any of these models let me know ASAP! 2008 Models. PHOTOS IN POST BELOW AVAILABLE 20000PG 08Stella w 350 yards PE8 $600 8000PG 08Stella $500 8000PG 08Stella $500 OceaJigger scorpion...
  261. JoshInSD

    Lead weight ban proposal

    Update https://m.sandiegoreader.com/news/2018/may/15/waterfront-maybe-you-can-use-lead-sinkers/?templates=mobile San Diego anglers are sharing a sigh of relief over the change in a ban on the use of lead in fishing sinker and tackle. ...Rather than an outright ban on lead tackle, the bill...
  262. JoshInSD

    cheap ozark 6 inch fillet knife $3.5 for 2

    Well, you forgot about the ¥/$ exchange rate, so 140 sounds about right. I think you got the better deal.
  263. JoshInSD

    cheap ozark 6 inch fillet knife $3.5 for 2

    So you’re saying I could have bought 140 Ozark Trail knives for the same price as I paid today for this bad ass custom engraved Blue Steel Deba filet knife!!??
  264. JoshInSD

    Which flat fall jigs for tuna???

    I think they got their answer about 2.5 years ago.
  265. JoshInSD

    San Nicolas island 5/12/18

    Do you filet those little guys or keep them whole?
  266. JoshInSD

    How to Kill a Fish

    What’s a Berry? (Barracuda?) I think you missed the point. The point was it’s much more complicated than your secondary method.
  267. JoshInSD

    What's the deal with Yoursaltwaterguide.com?

    Not saying it would, just saying this should get entertaining.
  268. JoshInSD

    WTB Used SKB 7100 tackle box

    I’ll be selling mine. Back in SD after May 21. SKB 7100.
  269. JoshInSD

    How to Kill a Fish

    Came across this interesting article. There is more than just gutting, bleeding, spiking, clubbing, icing... it is the order of those, the temperature throughout the process and the duration in each step. I haven’t figured it out fully but currently employa spike, full bleed and rock salt...
  270. JoshInSD

    Japanese Tackle Porn

    Used reels for sale. Any interest I can get prices for you. Penn Spinfisher 10500 with two extra spools (price was $170) Calcutta 201XT LEFTY Twinpower SW10000 PG with 8000 Spool $470 Other options Curado 70XG. $110 There also a number of electric reels and smaller spinning reels that...
  271. JoshInSD

    Fishing the Yamashomaru in Chiba, Japan

    Toru and wife Hana had a great day of top water action today. 18kg, 21kg and a 31kg (68#) yellowtail today!! Here is the 46#er. Daily blog https://ameblo.jp/yamashomaru/
  272. JoshInSD

    Shimano digitana SLS5000

    Without this added part the line counter won’t work. But otherwise it’s super clean. Can you tell me what capacity would be with #5 PE. I don’t need #10!
  273. JoshInSD

    Are you a tackle whore? Show us your pic's or give us a story.

    Let me know when any of you in San Diego are having a garage sale. I’ll be the first one there. I’ve picked these items up in the past 48 hours.
  274. JoshInSD

    Shelter Island Ramp Closure Info 5/16/2017

    Read this on the update page today: . At this time, completion is expected to take place in late 2018. Given the recent findings, the Port is working with the contractor to explore the feasibility of opening one or more lanes earlier, contingent on public safety.
  275. JoshInSD

    Japanese Tackle Porn

    Update, I went to another location and found the right pattern. Tired of losing jigs to snags. There’s a solution for that. My current haul so far.
  276. JoshInSD

    Overnight trips on personal fishing rigs

    Yes, anchored by Smuggler’s Cove.
  277. JoshInSD

    761 lb YFT caught by commercials

    Here is what 761 pounds looks like.
  278. JoshInSD

    Kill bag VS. cooler

    Save your money and buy these to fix your existing cooler. I keep the large white Costco cooler in my truck until end of the day and then toss all the ice and fish in when back to the ramp. Rinse and repeat. Igloo Cooler Replacement Hinges, (Set of 3) - Unbreakable, Repurposed Fire Hose...
  279. JoshInSD

    Japanese Tackle Porn

    Will, 190 not in stock in Sardine. Do you like any of these patterns? Sardine available in 145, maybe 160 too. None in stock now. Next month, but I won’t be here.
  280. JoshInSD

    Japanese Tackle Porn

    Tackleberry in Shibuya has an ever changing selection of used jigs. These looked interesting today. Bought this one below for $15. https://www.saltywatertackle.com/inshore/511-2764-saurus-tobi-pop-jr.html This one below has a nice weighted tail so it would bomb far! [EDIT: went back and...
  281. JoshInSD

    Lost MX fishing license help

    I am under the impression reprints are not available and a new one must be purchased if you want the PDF.
  282. JoshInSD

    Japanese Tackle Porn

    fake news.
  283. JoshInSD

    Fujinon Technostabi Binocular Deal 12x32

    https://www.defender.com/pdf/TS1232-Manual.pdf
  284. JoshInSD

    My “new” Shimano 2-Speed

    Annual family fun trip. No work. Many local friends, food, and even some fishing. More curious perhaps is why are you checking the BD forums at 3:15am!!
  285. JoshInSD

    My “new” Shimano 2-Speed

    Still out here in Japan. Posted this in the Shimano section but not too many of you regulars visit that area. Found this cool Shimano 2 speed level wind, lever drag. Impeccable condition and only $20! I think it’ll work nicely for some as a dedicated bottom fishing reel. Now, what line to load...
  286. JoshInSD

    Shimano digitana SLS5000

    That would be appreciated. Thank you.
  287. JoshInSD

    Overnight trips on personal fishing rigs

    Slept by the Coronados overnight in a 21 ft center console. Tarp blankets and a lounge chair. Cooooollllllllddddddd. I think your 52’er should work.
  288. JoshInSD

    Japanese Tackle Porn

    A few more. Picked up a jig for mackerel Man in sardine pattern. Mackerel man with tips to filet his brethren Picked up this used reel: https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/shimano-digitana-sls5000.686453/
  289. JoshInSD

    Shimano digitana SLS5000

    Just stumbled across this old Shimano reel in Tokyo. Immaculate condition. Digital counter, not an electric reel. Two speed, level wind, lever drag. Me thinks this may make a good dedicated bottom fishing rig. Anyone come across these before?? Any market for this? Line Capacity PE / #10/300m...
  290. JoshInSD

    Japanese Tackle Porn

    sounds good, you can go ahead and start up a new thread on that topic, look forward to seeing it.
  291. JoshInSD

    Japanese Tackle Porn

    If yen was 100 to dollar then correct. At 110 to dollar and if tax free then it is slightly different.
  292. JoshInSD

    Japanese Tackle Porn

    Oops. Yeah grams also listed. Floating.
  293. JoshInSD

    Japanese Tackle Porn

    Which size do you prefer? 145, 160 or 190 gram Smaller two rigged with treble Larger needs to be rigged with assist hooks (extra few bucks)
  294. JoshInSD

    Japanese Tackle Porn

    Some very interesting squid style jigs (Sansui)
  295. JoshInSD

    Japanese Tackle Porn

    Few more...
  296. JoshInSD

    Japanese Tackle Porn

    Some more... take these prices and multiply by 90% and that’s US. So ¥1,000 is about $9.
  297. JoshInSD

    Japanese Tackle Porn

    Yes. My favorite lure. Lost it last year and will replace it this time!!
  298. JoshInSD

    Japanese Tackle Porn

    First walk through today. None of the products you all asked for are available (in this store). Lots of great glow products. More photos to come...
  299. JoshInSD

    Zero to Hero

    I used to come home from a day on the water and they would be surprised if there was any fish, now I get letters written like this. Does it get any better? Illustration: apparently I am asking her for help with my fish, and she says no way. Translated: “me and my daddy’s fish”
  300. JoshInSD

    Fujinon Technostabi Binocular Deal 12x32

    I own these, and paid $800. This is a smoking deal.
  301. JoshInSD

    Japanese Tackle Porn

    I’ll check next week and let you know if I’m able to find these.
  302. JoshInSD

    New meaning to the term "Long Range"

    Saw two of those leaving SD Bay on Wednesday around Noon. Sleek and fast!!
  303. JoshInSD

    Japanese Tackle Porn

    I’ll be back out there next month. If anyone is looking for something in particular I’m happy to go look for it, buy it and bring it back for you.
  304. JoshInSD

    Rare California Giant Red Seabass

    Mackerel Man isn’t impressed, but is flattered.
  305. JoshInSD

    Sonar fish

    Can I exchange it for a get out of jail free card?
  306. JoshInSD

    Sonar fish

    Thought so
  307. JoshInSD

    Sonar fish

    Totally agree
  308. JoshInSD

    Sonar fish

    Not get out fishing. Just get out of uniform.
  309. JoshInSD

    Sonar fish

    Yes. And yo-yo.
  310. JoshInSD

    Sonar fish

    Upon reviewing this chart more closely I agree with Jason, just wish I hadn’t spend an hour workong these “marks.” The “fish” exactly match the bottom contour and since it was 200khz speed was just echoing off the sand with the swell. Even Mark Wisch’s “how to read your color sounder” DVD...
  311. JoshInSD

    Sonar fish

    You and James need to get out more often.
  312. JoshInSD

    Sonar fish

    Waiting for @Jason to chime in, I think he knows the answer, and I agree upon further review.
  313. JoshInSD

    Sonar fish

    Yep; top of the line. Who needs a 12” screen with side scan when you have old reliable.
  314. JoshInSD

    Sonar fish

    See below 2 miles outside SD bay
  315. JoshInSD

    Sonar fish

    Based on everyone’s experience, what do you make of these marks? I wasn’t able to catch any here so I can’t verify a correct answer, but would be great to try and learn so I know better next time.
  316. JoshInSD

    Who’s Fishing Montana This Year?

    Mid July near Belt.
  317. JoshInSD

    2018 Balloons Blow / The Mylar Round Up is back bigger and better and it starts now!

    No way! Thanks guys. I guess with 11 entries the last day of March that helped my chances. Stoked! I’ll send a PM.
  318. JoshInSD

    My d-ck is bigger than yours!

    What, the picture of my big d-ck wasn’t enough??
  319. JoshInSD

    My d-ck is bigger than yours!

    Pretty sure my d-ck is bigger.
  320. JoshInSD

    4/2. The San Diego

    What are you holding that flat fall jig in place with? Looks like it’s secured nicely.
  321. JoshInSD

    LJ 32 spot 4/1/2018

    Stabilized binoculars.
  322. JoshInSD

    Big Wind, Big Shoulder YT

    Puts everyone here to shame
  323. JoshInSD

    3/30 - Mixed Limits & Mylar Too

    Vacmaster VP215 The machine itself isn’t cheap but the bags are very cheap, basically the reverse of FoodSaver. You’ll use it more often since the bags are pennies. Great for leftovers, fish, game, nuts, cheese, anything! Be sure to get the 4 mil bags.
  324. JoshInSD

    3/30 - Mixed Limits & Mylar Too

    Can’t speak highly enough about the Vacmaster.
  325. JoshInSD

    3/30 - Mixed Limits & Mylar Too

    Leaned up as requested :frehya2:
  326. JoshInSD

    3/30 - Mixed Limits & Mylar Too

    Free gaffed at full speed. The best kind.
  327. JoshInSD

    3/30 - Mixed Limits & Mylar Too

    Mackerel Man and I did a team building trip down south today. We worked well together clearing the troller for the dropper loop, and the yo-yo rod for the surface iron rod. In the end we managed 1 8# bonito on the troll, one 8# YT on the yo-yo (scrambled egg heavy), several decent reds, a PB...
  328. JoshInSD

    Fred Hall - come meet a local celebrity!

    Free autographs from Ali. The kids love him! And he loves the attention! :D
  329. JoshInSD

    Our Beloved and Free SI Launch Ramp Makeover Photos

    It was supposed to be open as of March 17. Is it officially open?
  330. JoshInSD

    South 9 Cod success - 3/18/2018

    Ali, You didn’t keep any whole?
  331. JoshInSD

    3/12 - Lots of color except Yellow

    Did a big loop down to Rockpile, SKR, S Island, N Island. Worked the area pretty good. Lots of bait (sardines) and decent meter marks but no yellows. Settled for another full load of red, coppers, whites, a ling, sculpin and another sanddab. Released a small sheepshead, many 4 inch rockfish and...
  332. JoshInSD

    La Jolla 3/9 rockfish

    Well done. Mission accomplished
  333. JoshInSD

    3/5 - 7 species day

    Yep. The man with the Mackerel tattoo.
  334. JoshInSD

    Is my vacuum sealer the reason why my fish tastes "fishy"?

    Be Best investment ever was my Vacmaster VP215. No need to wrap in Saran Wrap, no expensive bags, no frozen paper towels on your fish, no overheating. No wasted fish from bad seal jobs or freezer burn. Ask Hammer, he’ll concur!
  335. JoshInSD

    SOLD SHIMANO Talica 8i and 10ii

    Nice righty feel clamped on backwards.
  336. JoshInSD

    3/5 - 7 species day

    So good, and so much leftover for tomorrow!
  337. JoshInSD

    3/5 - 7 species day

    Only the YT and bonito. Probably should have done all. How do you spike a sand dab? o_O
  338. JoshInSD

    3/5 - 7 species day

    First time I heard that name. Love it. Bouquet of Tails
  339. JoshInSD

    3/5 - 7 species day

    Fun day on the water, catching fish! Winds were stronger than forecast, especially the morning winds east of the islands. Fairly strong offshore winds mixing it up. Switched to Northerly as forecast but never really laid down as much as I would have hoped. Put 60 miles in today, and ended up...
  340. JoshInSD

    What happened to this guy?

    I figured it out! Just click on a users profile and then you can hit the ignore button. Annoyance solved.
  341. JoshInSD

    What happened to this guy?

    Perhaps you and Dicky should have your own Forum to post all these unrelated videos? :imdumb:
  342. JoshInSD

    California White Seabass NEWS!!!!

    This may help explain their low return rate. https://www.voiceofsandiego.org/topics/news/morning-report-fish-breeding-flop/ https://www.voiceofsandiego.org/topics/science-environment/carlsbad-fish-breeding-program-mess-report-confirms/ 2016 report...
  343. JoshInSD

    Setting up a kite reel

    Kites are so 2017. 2016 was all poppers. Wait for later in 2018, it’s gonna be a whole new game.
  344. JoshInSD

    OKUMA: Hi Perormance

    Just sayin.
  345. JoshInSD

    Help with Fish ID?

    No. That would be this:
  346. JoshInSD

    Our Beloved and Free SI Launch Ramp Makeover Photos

    Looks like a narrow area where small boats should still be allowed to launch.
  347. JoshInSD

    WTB Jerry Brown Hollowcore 130# braid

    I’ve got a 200# spoil if you’re interested.
  348. JoshInSD

    2/12 - Wet & Wild Mexican Rockfishing

    The only thing I like less than filleting rockfish, are cats.
  349. JoshInSD

    2/12 - Wet & Wild Mexican Rockfishing

    That’s funny. I’m sure James would appreciate that from a fellow LEO.
  350. JoshInSD

    2/12 - Wet & Wild Mexican Rockfishing

    In the past I would filet but I’ll be damned if filleting rockfish isn’t a pain in the ass, wasted meat and occasionally dangerous (those spines are mean!!). Recently bought a Traeger and found this super easy recipe that turns out amazing. So now I just gut, scale and as of last night, trim...
  351. JoshInSD

    2/12 - Wet & Wild Mexican Rockfishing

    Knew the weather wasn’t going to be ideal but opted to go anyhow. Suited up in full Deadliest Catch orange Grundens and hit the Mission Bay harbor mouth by 5:20. Macs aplenty and had 20 small ones with a few big ones mixed in. Worked La Jolla for a few hours on the dropper loop and yo-yo to no...
  352. JoshInSD

    Jig lots cheap

    I’ll take it but can’t get to HB. Will add a little for shipping to SD.
  353. JoshInSD

    FS- Poppers, jigs, Plastics/ terminal tackle

    What will you take for ALL of it?
  354. JoshInSD

    2/2 - Vermilions, Coppers, Square Spots, Boccaccio and more

    The numbers were there, I thought?? 32x17. Just go there.
  355. JoshInSD

    2/2 - Vermilions, Coppers, Square Spots, Boccaccio and more

    2018 opener. After a few hours north of the border opted to head south and salvage a tough day. Didn’t take long to fill the hold with a nice assortment of fairly nice sized rockfish and a single large bottom caught mackerel to make some Japanese style salted mackerel. - stomachs filled with...
  356. JoshInSD

    Shelter Island Ramp Closure Info 5/16/2017

    DELAYED UNTIL SUMMER https://www.portofsandiego.org/recreation/shelter-island-boat-launch.html
  357. JoshInSD

    FoodSaver bags

    I had no idea! Thanks Mike. Will have to give it a try then.
  358. JoshInSD

    i need a artist that can draw.

    Have a budget? I have a guy if so. http://pumpgraphic.com/ Chris
  359. JoshInSD

    FoodSaver bags

    Upgraded to the Vacmaster and no longer need these bags. Probably $40+ worth of bags here. I’m in San Diego, near SDSU. Sell, trade chest freezer, whatever. Do yourself a favor and don’t buy these bags, go buy the Vacmaster. Retail - food vac bag rolls $23 - zipper bags $6 - gameSaver bags...
  360. JoshInSD

    Rpt.-01-12-18 1.5 day on New LoAnn 300 mile boat ride.

    Conveniently THIS trip is posted to the counts page, they just skipped the skunk trip.
  361. JoshInSD

    2007 Parker 2320 fully rigged.Mint! (SOLD!)

    In defense of Billy, he’s not spending $600k on a Freeman. He is smarter than that. His friend is buying it.
  362. JoshInSD

    2007 Parker 2320 fully rigged.Mint! (SOLD!)

    I’m looking for this same setup but would prefer a fishier boat. Sorry Billy, nothing personal.
  363. JoshInSD

    NIB Apple Air Pods

    I’ll pay $100 if you really want to move them.
  364. JoshInSD

    Rpt.-01-12-18 1.5 day on New LoAnn 300 mile boat ride.

    The landing conveniently chooses not to post the (lack of) count from your trip online.
  365. JoshInSD

    Tokyo Japan. what should I buy?

    Or if you can’t wait until April :frehya2: https://www.google.com/search?q=tsukiji+fish+market&rlz=1CDGOYI_enUS689US689&hl=en-US&prmd=mniv&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjch4CwqtHYAhVH8WMKHcgeADUQ_AUIEygD&biw=375&bih=591
  366. JoshInSD

    WTShare - Vacmaster bags

    PM me your address. I’ll order today and you can Venmo or PayPal me upon receipt.
  367. JoshInSD

    WTShare - Vacmaster bags

    I already have 1000 6x10 bags. Came to $44. The 10x13 bags are $97 for 1,000. How about I order the box to my house and upon arrival will send you 500* of them plus 500 of the 6x10 bags. Cost would be $70 total and we can split whatever the shipping comes to. Does that work? (I also have the...
  368. JoshInSD

    Tokyo Japan. what should I buy?

    Matt, I’m there about twice a year and here is a forum I posted from my latest trip. https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/japanese-tackle-porn.658185/ Sansui is good, but be sure to go to the correct one if you want saltwater tackle (Part 1) the others are trout and bass shops (Part 2)...
  369. JoshInSD

    WTShare - Vacmaster bags

    Loving my Vacmaster VP215 and want to get some additional bag sizes without spending $100 a box (albeit you get 1,000 bags for $100 so it’s cheap relatively speaking). I need the 10”x13” bags (4mm). Anyone already have a box they want to sell a portion of, or anyone want to go in on a box...
  370. JoshInSD

    Our Beloved and Free SI Launch Ramp Makeover Photos

    Just a little fun to prepare for the ”new” ramp in 2019.
  371. JoshInSD

    WTB Anchor and Rode Package for 21' Boat

    Thank you, however that’s overkill for my 21’ CC. It would not fit in the anchor hold and would be a hazard bouncing around the boat. No windless. Also, I didn’t lose it because it was stuck, I lost it by tying a bad knot.
  372. JoshInSD

    I am not eating this fish...

    Clearly not spiked properly and someone forgot the ike jime.
  373. JoshInSD

    LOOKING FOR SEEKER EAST COAST BA-30 7'

    I’ve got one. In San Diego.
  374. JoshInSD

    Black Friday at SCI / 2nd best day of calico fishing ever...

    Perhaps good timing to read this. Pretty interesting. https://scout.com/outdoors/bass-fishing/Article/What-Happens-When-You-Hold-a-Bass-109802650
  375. JoshInSD

    Pickup Bed Rod Transport Ideas

    An idea.. Steelcore straps. Run through your reels and lock to the bed. Buys you enough time for piece of mind. https://steelcore.com/collections/marine
  376. JoshInSD

    29 people on a 65 foot boat should not be called limited load

    My favorite spot used to be #87. Limited load??? Ha!
  377. JoshInSD

    Boat/Fishing Logs

    (Posted over at "Boating Discussion" but don't think there is high traffic there. Sorry Sueno) Does anyone use any phone Apps to track their maintenance schedule, enter trip logs/notes/photos, fuel consumption, other costs, etc? I've downloaded and tried half a dozen of them but they are too...
  378. JoshInSD

    Keeping a log book! Who else keeps one?

    Does anyone use any phone Apps to track their maintenance schedule, enter trip logs/notes/photos, fuel consumption, other costs, etc? I've downloaded and tried half a dozen of them but they are too clunky, not detailed enough, request too much information, try to create an unnecessary new...
  379. JoshInSD

    I'm back after 5 year Haitus, epic bluefin tuna fishing

    Those who missed Billy live or on the radio, here is a podcast featuring Billy. Rod and Reel Radio: 10/15/17 https://overcast.fm/+FwRwWyPrk/1:01:09
  380. JoshInSD

    WTB Anchor and Rode Package for 21' Boat

    Bought this for a good price and willing to sell it (or trade) so I can get a smaller diameter rope. Only really need 3/8" rode, not 9/16". If you have a boat 30'+ this would be good for you. 20' of 5/16" chain and 150'+ of 9/16" rode. I don’t actually need Rode, chain and rope would be fine as...
  381. JoshInSD

    Tuna Spikes - Ike Jime

    Proper technique
  382. JoshInSD

    New Lo An 11/18: Bluefin Tuna Trip of a Lifetime. GO NOW!!!!!!

    Passing the baton to the November report of the month!
  383. JoshInSD

    WTB Anchor and Rode Package for 21' Boat

    Lost my anchor and rode package on recent trip, looking to replace but don't want to fork over $ to West Marine. Looking for roughly 8# ANCHOR, GALVANIZED CHAIN and ROPE roughly with these specs below. In San Diego. Thank you.
  384. JoshInSD

    Epics November catching on Jumbo BFT limits!

    Any sales of the eBook on the trip?
  385. JoshInSD

    What happen to The HappyMan in MDR? (good ol days)

    Found another few good ones of my brother. 1987
  386. JoshInSD

    What happen to The HappyMan in MDR? (good ol days)

    I found some classic family Happy Man photos (1987). Pops would tag along and read the paper. He never fished. Yes, that's a Knight Rider painters hat. Don't be jealous. My bro and me wearing 12th Annual Marina del Rey Halibut Derby shirts and hats. matching Maui & Sons fishing gear...
  387. JoshInSD

    2006 61' Viking $995,000 - SOLD!

    PM sent with full price offer.
  388. JoshInSD

    Successful Solo Sojourn - 11/15

    Does someone know this regulation? I thought it was not a problem. Had a game warden watching and also lifeguard boat passed by, neither said a word. Anything better than this? https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/is-filleting-in-bay-legal.208857/
  389. JoshInSD

    Successful Solo Sojourn - 11/15

    Mackerel Man was getting landsick and needed to spend some time in the water so we left 5am out of Mission Bay. Bait was mixed good (w 2 mini macs) 3-5" dines and we headed south on a 170 heading for Mexico. Worked the flats NE of the islands for nothing/ no marks/no birds. Headed to N Island...
  390. JoshInSD

    Vacuum Sealer Machines

    This thread got me to finally pull the trigger
  391. JoshInSD

    South and Solo - 11/6

    After getting some BFT two weeks prior, Mackerel Man opted against posing with bonito. He's getting jaded.
  392. JoshInSD

    South and Solo - 11/6

    That's crazy, 6 days and nobody has pulled it out of th water. I approached it and first thought was someone was hiding out! But obviously it was empty. 6 days later it was 22 miles south.
  393. JoshInSD

    Must Vote On The Best Fishing Report Of October

    Submitting your reports pays off. Help other anglers and even win cool swag. Thanks BD!
  394. JoshInSD

    South and Solo - 11/6

    Sounds good, let's get out there one day. This is the PLB that I use https://www.acrartex.com/products/catalog/personal-locator-beacons/resqlink-plb/#sthash.kbZ0W1ak.dpbs
  395. JoshInSD

    South and Solo - 11/6

    I do not use a suit, just this automatic inflating vest.
  396. JoshInSD

    South and Solo - 11/6

    When bled and cared for prepared properly, and consumed in a few days, I'd argue it can be just as good as tuna. Seared, poké or even sashimi. Just made this Poké now from the bonito.
  397. JoshInSD

    South and Solo - 11/6

    It looked more like a boat that was towed behind a sailboat that broke off. It was super weathered. Maybe 5-6 feet long max.
  398. JoshInSD

    South and Solo - 11/6

    Opted against making a big effort to find a crew and with the earlier sunrise timed my launch just before nautical twilight (no radar). Launched from Mission with a bright moon and headed down to get bait from SD Bay. It was good but honestly didn't seem much better than the bait a few weeks ago...
  399. JoshInSD

    The San Diego Caught 112 Yellows Today

    Yes Jason. That is exactly correct (today).
  400. JoshInSD

    Another Epic Bluefin Year (Preview)

    You'll see soon enough when BillyKFishing.com is launched! :daman: Until then I think there is an unauthorized eBook you could buy. :rofl:
  401. JoshInSD

    Another Epic Bluefin Year (Preview)

    2016, 2017, Back-to-Back Local Champion. Well done! I'll drop by to say hello. Will you be selling the eBook there too? :frehya2:
  402. JoshInSD

    The fat lady bft has not sung yet

    Wait, I thought it was a friend of yours that wrote that "ebook"? One of your regular crew.
  403. JoshInSD

    Just enough rope + BFT - 10/23

    I'll pass that on ! :Kick_emoticon:
  404. JoshInSD

    Must Vote On The Best Fishing Report Of October

    Are bribes allowed?
  405. JoshInSD

    Just enough rope + BFT - 10/23

    I hadn't seen it. Thanks for the link! (Anyone who has appreciated Mackerel Man over this fishing season go cast a vote for #4!)
  406. JoshInSD

    Price drop.... $69k Yamaha Warranty....Smoking deal....

    When the first number starts with a 5 let me know.
  407. JoshInSD

    The fat lady bft has not sung yet

    Now you all know why you rarely see BillyK reports as well.
  408. JoshInSD

    Rock Pile is on Fire Video Proof

    Nicely done! What day was this? Drift or anchor?
  409. JoshInSD

    Just enough rope + BFT - 10/23

    I'm guessing that since we were on the anchor it helped!? That's why I took a photo!
  410. JoshInSD

    Good bluefin 10/17

    Can't make it again this week.
  411. JoshInSD

    Good bluefin 10/17

    Thanks again for motivating me to get out there yesterday!
  412. JoshInSD

    Laguna Swordfish 10/23

    Thanks for my new screensaver photo!
  413. JoshInSD

    1 hour limit 10/23

    Trade some fresh BFT for some bugs? :goldfish:
  414. JoshInSD

    Just enough rope + BFT - 10/23

    Loaded one up per your request
  415. JoshInSD

    Just enough rope + BFT - 10/23

    Short: 3 for 4 on BFT (15#, 20#, 20#) off the anchor several miles south of S Island. Plus 5 bonito. 20# flouro to #2 hook. Sardines from Mission Bay. Nose hook and butt hook. Threw a few chunks every 30-45 seconds for 4 hours. Lost one 30-40# grade at the boat. Saw a few other boats in our...
  416. JoshInSD

    What happen to The HappyMan in MDR? (good ol days)

    Happy Man was my first sport boat experience. My brother was a deckhand on it for a summer when he was 13 years old or so. That would have been in 1991.
  417. JoshInSD

    Private Boaters PLEASE stop taking Stupid Pills!!!

    Someone can add drift, swell and wind direction to this with the proper and improper areas to set up around another boat's chum line.
  418. JoshInSD

    Fun times Vendetta 10/7

    You put on 27% of the YFT but only represented 8% of the load. Well done!!
  419. JoshInSD

    Sold.

    If it's just an issue of timing for two weeks why take a bath on the setup and not just get a short term loan from a friend, or pay the dentist two weeks later, I can't imagine they wouldn't go for that. Many of them also work with companies that offer payment plans so you can spread out the...
  420. JoshInSD

    Giddy up ponies....

    Thanks for the timely report, but you left me at the dock!
  421. JoshInSD

    EPIC Marlin Video Nicaragua

    Finally someone that knows how to edit properly. Some more of those details shots mixed in (like the reel) would be ever stronger. Well done.
  422. JoshInSD

    Luminox navy seal chronograph

    You may want to reconsider your pricing. https://www.ebay.com/p/Luminox-Navy-Seal-Colormark-Chrono-3083-Wrist-Watch-for-Men/144505750
  423. JoshInSD

    Where to buy Ocea EX8 braid?

    maybe the closet Power pro? http://www.powerpro.com/content/powerpro-north-america/en/home/products/depthhunter.html
  424. JoshInSD

    Where to buy Ocea EX8 braid?

    Have some of this on my stella that I brought back from Japan and love this line. Anyone know where to buy it domestically, as I'm not going back to Japan for another few months at least. I see some on Amazon and eBay but those appear to just be shipped from Japan...
  425. JoshInSD

    9/30 what paddies?!

    At least you were on your own boat enjoying the search. If you were on any charter today besides the San Diego it would have been maddening. Low counts across the fleet.
  426. JoshInSD

    HydroHoist Boat Lift

    How much are slips!? (Nevermind, appears to be about $300/mo for under 30')
  427. JoshInSD

    V for Vendetta - 9/28

    Maybe it was on Wednesday 8-)
  428. JoshInSD

    V for Vendetta - 9/28

    Didn't hear you, only heard the Vendetta after 15 minutes while it was just them, us and the Mission Belle (I thought!). Anyhow we all got some which is awesome! Note: filleting in Mexico is not allowed.
  429. JoshInSD

    V for Vendetta - 9/28

    Drone makes for a cool new background image!
  430. JoshInSD

    Oceanside cow yellowfin

    Yes, but haven't you ever seen Back to the Future?
  431. JoshInSD

    V for Vendetta - 9/28

    Exactly. You must have seen us then between you and Ray's boat. We were the only skiff around when he called us over. He was trying to stay anonymous and said he was leaving but wouldn't say which boat; that's why we crept towards you until he said "we are the other boat. Not the Belle".
  432. JoshInSD

    9/28 YFT quick limit

    Well done. We couldn't get bit yesterday on nose hooks, had to butt hook and get them down 10-15'. Nothing artificial worked either.
  433. JoshInSD

    V for Vendetta - 9/28

    When are you planning to go? They have been moving quite a bit.
  434. JoshInSD

    V for Vendetta - 9/28

    Yes, quite scared! Only the 2nd time launching from the water. In low wind it's pretty easy. These things are smart.
  435. JoshInSD

    Oceanside cow yellowfin

    Then again, this photo of them bringing it over the rail certainly doesn't look like a long range boat!
  436. JoshInSD

    V for Vendetta - 9/28

    Short Version: 3 YFT in Mexican waters on butt hooked sardines, 25# flouro 1/0 circle hook. Unabridged Version Was lucky enough to be early on the recent YFT bite on Sept 11th, then proceeded to nearly strike out last week even with fish boiling all around the boat. Weather lined up today and...
  437. JoshInSD

    Oceanside cow yellowfin

    I've seen this photo before, like in 1992! You can tell from the sunglasses alone this isn't recent.
  438. JoshInSD

    Furuno System

    Maybe the OP doesn't want to parcel out the old system knowing as a set it works and even if old can still be a great upgrade for someone, but piece by piece has little value due to its age. At one time this was top of the line! Full disclosure I know the OP well and he means what he says. He...
  439. JoshInSD

    2530 Parker - Long Cabin - Dialed in

    That's nice!! (Any concern with the radar at the same level as anyone in the tower?)
  440. JoshInSD

    I suck at fishing, 182 nothing 9-23-17

    Also 6 hours and you can try to find birdies.
  441. JoshInSD

    3/4 day Sea Watch 9/20 - ouch - we all have to pay our dues

    And then you read today's count and see that the numbers have flip flopped in favor of the SeaWatch. So glad I don't have to make these decisions. If we score or skunk it's only my fault!!
  442. JoshInSD

    Kill bag

    He sent me this picture. 30x60" (I'm went another direction)
  443. JoshInSD

    Ranger 85 Reporting In

    Not to distract from the amazing fish that this thread is the subject of but life imitates art. My friend from Japan cut this one today (in Canada).
  444. JoshInSD

    Fishing the Yamashomaru in Chiba, Japan

    While amazing the 345# BFT was just weighed today in San Diego, Hana just got a 600#er...
  445. JoshInSD

    Ranger 85 Reporting In

    Links to some photos and videos of the fish https://www.instagram.com/explore/locations/1631064/hm-landing/
  446. JoshInSD

    Ranger 85 Reporting In

    Wow. That's 345 pounds bigger than my biggest BFT
  447. JoshInSD

    Ranger 85 Reporting In

    That was Mackerel Man. You'll surely see more of him over time.
  448. JoshInSD

    9/19 - Limits for 3

    The original account sounds about right (pre-clean up it appears so I'm assuming this was the first stop of 16, rather than 11). (But still 16 more than we got)
  449. JoshInSD

    Ranger 85 Reporting In

    That was at least 4.25 pounds.
  450. JoshInSD

    Ranger 85 Reporting In

    Super Dorado, From the photo vault!
  451. JoshInSD

    Ranger 85 Reporting In

    I got a photo of it. Actual size was 345.1
  452. JoshInSD

    9/19 - Limits for 3

    That's where my GI Joe comes in handy.
  453. JoshInSD

    9/19 Yellowfin report

    54 Anglers x Mexican Limits of 5 = 270 fish (posted count by the SD)
  454. JoshInSD

    9/19 - Limits for 3

    So you stopped with 15 fish (Mexican limits) or continued to 30 (US limits)? Just curious as the 302 is Mexico and either way 16 is more than 15. You got them to bite though. We didn't. So that's a positive!
  455. JoshInSD

    Narrowly avoided a skunk - 9/18

    Even more frustrating would be being one of 54 anglers that "only" catch 16 YFT a day reading they got 270, and you aren't even one of the ones that got one of the 16. I watched them catch 270 yesterday and even with 0 was happier than being shoulder I shoulder!
  456. JoshInSD

    Narrowly avoided a skunk - 9/18

    Indeed, all true except the frustration of literally being surrounded by massive amounts of YFT feet from the boat that didn't want to jump in the kill bag. Had I not loaded up one week prior, then I certainly would be much more frustrated!
  457. JoshInSD

    Ranger 85 Reporting In

    Closest without going over? 288.9 is my guess.
  458. JoshInSD

    Yft above the border 9/19

    That is exactly what we were hoping for yesterday, nice work!!
  459. JoshInSD

    Narrowly avoided a skunk - 9/18

    1. Just for the fun of it 2. I don't have to worry about being embarrassed by taking photos of small fish anymore. Mackerel Man holds the small ones. 3. Why not!
  460. JoshInSD

    Narrowly avoided a skunk - 9/18

    Always happy to hop on the Basshole and do your post mortem reports.
  461. JoshInSD

    Narrowly avoided a skunk - 9/18

    This little guy was perfectly to scale, I should have had him mounted for Mackerel Man.
  462. JoshInSD

    Narrowly avoided a skunk - 9/18

    Just saw this guy on the 52 W. heading into La Jolla. Anyone know who this is, I think he is my new fishing friend, as long as he brings some of his sponsor's product
  463. JoshInSD

    Sunday Sibling Slay Day

    That's how to write a story. All you're missing is a GI Joe for when the fish get small. No, wait, that's my trick.
  464. JoshInSD

    Narrowly avoided a skunk - 9/18

    Yes, probably. :dogpiss:
  465. JoshInSD

    Narrowly avoided a skunk - 9/18

    Bring some flat falls and some mega bait/colt sniper. Heard in the distance several hook ups on the pacific voyager, they were yelling yo-yo!!
  466. JoshInSD

    Narrowly avoided a skunk - 9/18

    Bait today was really poor. The fish wanted lively fresh bait and the bait we got was really bad. First time out of Dana in a long time, usually always do SD and this was disappointing. Very few good ones in there. Lots with red noses and missing scales right away. The entire 1/2 scoop was...
  467. JoshInSD

    Narrowly avoided a skunk - 9/18

    Launched from Mission Bay at 4:45. No line for bait, but it was crap. Red eyed and missing scales. Would be the downfall for the day. Headed out to the 117.30 line and zig zagged down a ways and then turned around and did it again. Several areas with lots of YFT, puddling, jumping, boiling...
  468. JoshInSD

    YFT 9/17 sunday

    Please correct me if I'm wrong but 32/29 is Mexican water.
  469. JoshInSD

    9/16 - Never made it to the spot... Limits

    Well done Paul, sorry I couldn't make it to fill out your crew.
  470. JoshInSD

    Gyro binos

    The price on these dropped from $800 when I got them down to $500!
  471. JoshInSD

    Help with spreader bar

    I can see how Google's results could be hard to interpret for fishing. https://www.google.com/search?q=spreader+bar&rlz=1CDGOYI_enUS689US689&hl=en-US&prmd=sivn&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiWpOqqkqrWAhVG-mMKHU4oCdQQ_AUIEigC&biw=375&bih=591
  472. JoshInSD

    30 Minutes of YFT Mayhem - 9/11

    Not sure if you're asking me or Tom, but personally I avoid weekends at all costs!
  473. JoshInSD

    Clamp on Extended Fishing Rod holder - 316 Stainless

    Interested in 4 standard ones, do you have enough? Thanks, Josh
  474. JoshInSD

    Clamp on Extended Fishing Rod holder - 316 Stainless

    Any way to have them built in aluminum?
  475. JoshInSD

    what not to do 9-14 181-43-9

    Seems like FishDope could have been useful here.
  476. JoshInSD

    9/13: 371 Report - Yellowfin & Dorado

    What app are you running on the iPad?
  477. JoshInSD

    They went stupid 9-12-17

    Having been on this same yft bite Monday, even on my 21 foot boat we had no time to stop and flush down during the bite, and that was just 3 of us. Every hook in the water instantly was bit, now imagine that happening with 19 anglers. Washing down the deck was not a priority for us or I imagine...
  478. JoshInSD

    NADOS - Hammerheads and Other Shenanigans

    Looks like a fun filled day on the water. Hard to beat that!
  479. JoshInSD

    They went stupid 9-12-17

    :chestram2 Them bloody toes! I want a poster of one of those other ones showing the blood of 95 YFT.
  480. JoshInSD

    Yellow Fin at the 371 9/12/17

    Nice job and good grade. that bloody mess looks familiar! It's like having your electric toothbrush accidentally left on next to the mirror, the "toothpaste" (blood) just goes everywhere. Did you try throwing the surface iron? On Monday that worked great. Well done.
  481. JoshInSD

    30 Minutes of YFT Mayhem - 9/11

    It's the FoodSaver 4980. Got it at Costco end of 2015. The bags are Game Saver bags
  482. JoshInSD

    30 Minutes of YFT Mayhem - 9/11

    And the heads went to a family that makes soup.
  483. JoshInSD

    30 Minutes of YFT Mayhem - 9/11

    "What a beautiful mess, what a beautiful mess I'm in Spending all my time with you There's nothing that I'd rather do What a sweet addiction that I'm caught up in I can't get enough Or stop this hunger for your love What a beautiful mess, what a beautiful mess I'm in"
  484. JoshInSD

    30 Minutes of YFT Mayhem - 9/11

    It was a FishDope chart.
  485. JoshInSD

    30 Minutes of YFT Mayhem - 9/11

    I'm getting the marinade ready now, thanks for the suggestion!
  486. JoshInSD

    30 Minutes of YFT Mayhem - 9/11

    My mistake: Non-licensed usage of SST info. As a FishDope subscriber it's available for use and that type of customization but not allowed to share on other sites, even BD.
  487. JoshInSD

    Coronados

    Will have to try that. You coulda written an e-book too!
  488. JoshInSD

    30 Minutes of YFT Mayhem - 9/11

    May need to get one of your fancy bucket holders!
  489. JoshInSD

    30 Minutes of YFT Mayhem - 9/11

    As long as you are outside 12nm the FMM does not apply.
  490. JoshInSD

    30 Minutes of YFT Mayhem - 9/11

    No it's only 3:19!;) Yeah pretty much, anyone on the sport fishing fleet today was in that area. Looks like 13 sport boats already limited today.
  491. JoshInSD

    30 Minutes of YFT Mayhem - 9/11

    They eat fish but not that much! Much of it has already been spoken for after many of my friends woke up and saw their text messages telling them to get to my house!
  492. JoshInSD

    Yellowtail galore 9-9-17

    I can think of a coauthor for your ebook.
  493. JoshInSD

    30 Minutes of YFT Mayhem - 9/11

    Yep, she trolls at $5,000/hour. The Mackerel Magnet is just her Tender.
  494. JoshInSD

    30 Minutes of YFT Mayhem - 9/11

    I just thought Bonito, you say skippy? If skippy I wouldn't have gone another 20 miles after bringing him in and instead would have looked harder for the YFT! (On further review its obvious, skippy!)
  495. JoshInSD

    30 Minutes of YFT Mayhem - 9/11

    Good point. Mostly about posting the numbers up at the same time. But thanks for calling me out, I certainly earned it.
  496. JoshInSD

    30 Minutes of YFT Mayhem - 9/11

    Had big plans to find the yellowfin on the troll today and charted a route along the temp break south/SW of the Coronados. Trolled for hours, for a single skipjack. Finally decided that the water wasn't warming up as much as I would have liked so pulled in the trollers, skipped a a few waypoints...
  497. JoshInSD

    Advice on freezer type requested ???

    There was a conversation on here recently about medical grade freezers that go to -80C. I couldn't find it to post this here, but saw this YouTube video today. Very interesting!
  498. JoshInSD

    Bluefin bite all day @43 (except for us)

    Oh man, now you are comparing BFT fishing to going to war. Can't wait for our nation's heroes to chime in on that one. :2gunsfiring_v1::cow:
  499. JoshInSD

    Bluefin bite all day @43 (except for us)

    My "advertisement" was tongue in cheek. I don't have shirts for sale. (You still have caught more fish than I ever have so I haven't forgotten that.)
  500. JoshInSD

    Bluefin bite all day @43 (except for us)

    Oh SNAP! Billy, I'll take Kevin's spot for the future. I have no plans to take any credit for your hard work, nor any plans to get you in hot water for inappropriately advertising on BD, nor any plans to get you in trouble with DFG. PS anyone want to buy a Mackerel Magnet shirt. Only $19.99...
  501. JoshInSD

    2310 Parker O my!

    Yeah; she probably is a better partner than most! But then again she already owned 50% of everything!!
  502. JoshInSD

    2310 Parker O my!

    Did someone buy Betsy for you in exchange for 50% of everything!?
  503. JoshInSD

    Bluefin 9/1

    Post here or submit to FishDope, but not both on the same day! Give us subscribers a little heads up before the masses.
  504. JoshInSD

    La Jolla - 8/26

    Caught her first fish Saturday. 4 days later weighs up against a 150#er.
  505. JoshInSD

    La Jolla on Saturday

    Color coded zip ties so everyone knows whose fish is whose. Good idea if you aren't combining it all.
  506. JoshInSD

    Guess everything went nanners today

    Just found this on my brother's boat. Must explain why his seacock is broken.
  507. JoshInSD

    La Jolla - 8/26

    Lee wanted to test out the new sound system on his boat, and refill on fresh fish, so despite it being a Saturday and seeing 19 boats inline at Mission Bay bait barge we still decided to get a 1/2 scoop and head to the Yellowtail family reunion out around La Jolla. The bait was the best bait...
  508. JoshInSD

    Coronados - 8/25

    Gave away all my fish and had to load back up for the big fight Saturday night so left MCRD at 4:30, picked up a decent 1/2 scoop and headed south (rather than the parking lot of LJ). With the spread of fish from Coronados to La Jolla and north lately, wanted to try trolling a bit along the...
  509. JoshInSD

    8/25: Coronado Islands Report

    Well done. I think we saw you guys out there as well. We were the light blue 21' CC w T-Top.
  510. JoshInSD

    Fishing the Yamashomaru in Chiba, Japan

    1/2 Day $110 Train from Tokyo $30 each way Overnight at Captain's guesthouse $30 Rod/Reel rental from their private collection $20 Felt more like an overnight trip than just a half day since the whole thing is an adventure, from the train ride to the overnight stay, the fishing and then the...
  511. JoshInSD

    Coronados & Rockpile - 8/16

    Frustrating to say the least when you get skunked and see decent reports for areas you could have hit. Hate that.
  512. JoshInSD

    181 report

    http://www.fishcrack.com/underwater-video-wahoo-strikes-a-marauder-lure-viciously-behind-tow-cam/
  513. JoshInSD

    Rod holder needed

    Want to add a few more holders and looking to find best match to our existing rod holders. Anyone have any suggestions? - round - stainless steel - 30 degree
  514. JoshInSD

    Coronados & Rockpile - 8/16

    Last chance to get out for two weeks or so, so put together a few friends, CK and Brian, for a quick trip. Thought it would be nice to try squeeze in some fishing (turned out to be catching) and a date night with my wife. Spoiler alert: it all worked out. Had the guys meet at the ramp at my...
  515. JoshInSD

    8-17-17 Coronados bloody Thursday! Bluefin tuna yellowtail oh my!

    Nice work! What was working today, slow trolling live bait, trolling jigs, ... ??
  516. JoshInSD

    My greatest day as a captain.

    Normally skip over the Washington area reports but not this time. Well done captain.
  517. JoshInSD

    -60C freezers for keeping sushi grade catch year-round

    What does a used -60c run? So pre-freezing in a regular freezer at 0'F would be sufficient as the is -18C?
  518. JoshInSD

    Kelping turned Trolling - 8/15

    Lee, I cannot confirm nor deny that James should have been at work yesterday.
  519. JoshInSD

    Kelping turned Trolling - 8/15

    He has no problem claiming it.
  520. JoshInSD

    Kelping turned Trolling - 8/15

    The call for snotty seas Tuesday apparently had some charter captains cancelling their trips, others stayed home, but Lee put together another great crew on the Sofia Rose: Captain & Fillet Master Lee, myself, James, Dave and Brad. We pulled away from the slip 2am Tueday morning and picked up...
  521. JoshInSD

    78 miles for zip 8/14

    Risso's Dolphin always travel with Albacore
  522. JoshInSD

    Guide cleaning/restoration

    I took some makeup removal pads from my wife (shhhh) soaked them in vinegar and wrapped on the guides for an hour. Worked like a charm for the surface discoloration. (Not my video but I used this technique) I contemplated masking them off and spraying with PlastiDip but seems like a bigger...
  523. JoshInSD

    Guide cleaning/restoration

    Soaked guides in vinegar then used paint pen. Looks much better, not perfect, but way better! Thanks for the tips.
  524. JoshInSD

    Tuna Spikes - Ike Jime

    Money sent; looking forward to getting it brain deep. If it arrives by Monday I'll be able to use it Tuesday!
  525. JoshInSD

    Guide cleaning/restoration

    Any suggestions for bringing these guides back cosmetically as much as possible? Also, some of the chipping of the rod outer coating.
  526. JoshInSD

    Montana trip......I'm baaaack! (Long report / Pic Heavy)

    Great recap! How did those flies you tied yourself work out? That rainbow is bigger than some of the dorado and yellowtail some have been posting here lately!
  527. JoshInSD

    Bleeding Yellowtail

    Good article and good discussion. Bottom line, bleeding is critical and spiking and/or Ike-Jime is an additional step that help the meat even further.
  528. JoshInSD

    Bleeding Yellowtail

    I'm going to trust the Japanese method I learned this summer. Cut the gill plate to begin bleeding but don't spike until all the blood is gone. Then you can spike and if you want even more you can Ike-Jime. If you spike first to shut off the nervous system then the circulatory system won't be...
  529. JoshInSD

    Game Type J Rods / Ocea Plugger Rods

    I finally got some action on the setup. Highly recommend if you haven't already made your purchase!
  530. JoshInSD

    What Rods to pair the shimano stella 10k and 6k

    X2 on the Ocea plugger. I have the 83H on my 10000 XG.
  531. JoshInSD

    8/7 Oceanside

    5 of these count towards limits too?:imdumb:
  532. JoshInSD

    WTB crows nest, belly hoop, tower

    Looking to get something like the photo below for my 21' CC (photo below as well). Can go to a contact to have it made but figured I'd see if someone else has one here already to sell or has suggestions. Thanks. This is the current t-top. Would like something like this.. Or even more simple...
  533. JoshInSD

    Sushi?

    Personally I wouldn't eat it totally raw as sashimi, but wouldn't be uncomfortable searing it lightly, especially the YFT.
  534. JoshInSD

    GLOCK 17

    I'm interested just need to check my model first. NIB?
  535. JoshInSD

    Is the Shelter Island Boat Launch Open or Not?

    Just walked by... 5 vehicles in line for launch/pickup. 3:00pm Sunday.
  536. JoshInSD

    Fishing the Yamashomaru in Chiba, Japan

    Shimano Ocea Plugger 83H
  537. JoshInSD

    Kelping - 8/2 (Quality > Quantity)

    I got them in Japan. Doubtful they can be found locally but I saw some online from overseas.
  538. JoshInSD

    Kelping - 8/2 (Quality > Quantity)

    Once we decided chasing BFT wasn't as fun!
  539. JoshInSD

    Kelping - 8/2 (Quality > Quantity)

    These are the ones I put on.
  540. JoshInSD

    Kelping - 8/2 (Quality > Quantity)

    They are Shimano Xefo. Got them in Japan last year. The RN number looks like a model #. This is the closest I can find currently only (I didn't pay anywhere near that price!) https://global.rakuten.com/en/store/marunishi/item/shimano-ra-22pn/
  541. JoshInSD

    Fishing the Yamashomaru in Chiba, Japan

    Loving the new gear from Japan! The pencil stickbait has been a hit here in San Diego lately, and the spinner and rod are so fun!
  542. JoshInSD

    Need a set of tools wrapped

    Considered PlastiDip?