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    First LR Trip for Rod & Amy 2021

    Just a small point of information: Intrepid is one of the "big boats", but only carries 24 anglers max-----there's actually far more room per angler than on the smaller boats carrying the same number.
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    Favorite Moon Phases

    I'd always want to begin fishing a couple/few days before either the full or new moon. On average currents tend to be stronger due to greater tidal ranges. As all you guys know, for pelagics you need current. In the Caribbean, the couple days leading to the full moon and the first couple...
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    Credit where credit is due: Gary Grant

    Fishdoggary is loved by anglers and hated by fish everywhere----a truly master jig painter
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    First LR Trip for Rod & Amy 2021

    I'm just up here in Corvallis---give me a call if you want to chat about options. Send me a PM if interested.
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    Needle fish coming over the rail.

    Sorry---didn't realize a little knowledge would be offensive to you. My apologies.
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    Needle fish coming over the rail.

    That's the candiru. They are normally parasitic on large fishes in the Amazon, usually large catfish. They are attracted to urea which is excreted by fishes across the gill membranes-----the candiru will follow the concentration gradient to its source. In the case of people or other mammals...
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    Intrepid staterooms

    The bottom bunk in Cabin 7 is about the size of a double bed if having three to a room is important-----LOL
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    Intrepid ?

    Brian is the best chef I've ever experienced on any LR boat (out of 4 LR boats)---hands down.
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    Charlie brown circle hooks

    I've used all the ringed circle hooks and had success with all of them, but since I started using Charlie Brown circles, I'm pretty sure my rate of getting bit has gone up. They're also just a little lighter which probably helps a bait to swim easier. On the other hand, it might just be a...
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    NEW NOMAD DTX220 Minnow

    If you're tying straight to your mono topshot and it's still having trouble, you've got to let it get further out and away from the turbulence. As usual it isn't rocket science.
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    Charlie Brown Christmas /Mustad Holiday Special

    Just a heads-up. I entered the correct coupon code, but I was charged for shipping anyway. Not a big deal 'cause it's only $3., but maybe there was a glitch?
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    Xtra Tuff vs Grunden boots

    Can't help but say it depends on your foot---narrow, wide, high arch, low arch-----you can't expect anyone else to tell you what feels best on your foot-----that's your job----try them on and decide for yourself.
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    NEW NOMAD DTX220 Minnow

    Don't anyone go angry or ballistic over what I'm going to say here, but I'm wavering between amused and "oh for Pete's sake" reading this thread. Nomad has come onto the scene with what is undoubtedly the most productive wahoo lure any of us have ever seen, and rather than simply use them as...
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    AA jackpot

    I look at the jackpot as just a few more dollars for the crew----I've been pretty damn lucky in recent years-----4 firsts, 2 seconds, 2 thirds-----the most I've kept out of all of them was $50. for my first tank of gas when leaving SD; a couple times that meant roughly another $500. for the crew...
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    Dropper Loop Alternative

    That's pretty slick Jeff---I'll be trying it. Thanks.
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    Fish 3 times the line test

    Came very close twice at HB----173YFT on 60#, skipper told me I was lucky and could never do it again: 2 days later a 175 on the same 60#. He didn't open his mouth. Once got a 17lb chinook on 4#, but salmon don't count.
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    Red Rooster

    That's all it is, and not only confined to aluminum hulls. Steel hulls do it too, but way less pronounced.
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    Red Rooster

    you feel it most in RR3 and the RP because they are aluminum hulls.
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    Best On board fish handling??

    My first LR trip in the RSW era was on the RS in (I think) 2007. Fish were handled very well and carefully. Later that year I was on an RP trip and the RSW was like a bloody sewer and the captain (no longer a captain there) proclaimed that frozen was just as good and didn't seem to care about...
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    Small bait hooks

    X2---the Charlie Browns are my go to hook. Super strong and light wire. Never fail.
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    DTX hook experiments and Halco 220 trial

    That's a strange idea. Lure is going at about 8-9 knots and fish is maybe travelling 20-30 on impact? I'm trolling a topless Penn 50 with drag about 30lbs. It's huge impact and the last thing I would want is a jerky drag. Let's face it, they're wahoo.
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    DTX hook experiments and Halco 220 trial

    X2 My experience has been that a few wahoo on DTX aren't hooked through to the barb and the hooks simply fall out either when the fish is gaffed or it hits the deck. Since they work so well compared to other trolling lures, I just don't let the hooks bother me-----when on a wahoo I just...
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    Queequeg = Ahab

    Yeah, he sent me a weird, uber-insulting PM rant right after I posted that we should all ignore him. Obviously trying to bait me into a PM battle. I ignored him.
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    First time on the Intrepid, Dec. 10-20, 2019

    I think this might be the same troll that's been banned a couple times before----if not then it's someone who needs professional help. Either way, I think we've been had and if we all just ignore it, it should go away.
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    First time on the Intrepid, Dec. 10-20, 2019

    Wow! Where to begin? If you'd simply corrected me I'd likely have said "okay--my bad", even though the crew has told me a different number. For one thing, I don't really know other than what I'm told, and it isn't terribly important-----except perhaps to you. You say "considering it's you"...
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    First time on the Intrepid, Dec. 10-20, 2019

    Check post above from Fiishybuzz
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    First time on the Intrepid, Dec. 10-20, 2019

    Or you could just sit at the children's table---LOL
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    First time on the Intrepid, Dec. 10-20, 2019

    I surely hope your trip ends up going. Since all the LR captains and crews are top-notch, and they all produce lots of fish, I'll just focus on the boat itself. You're in for a real treat if you've only fished the star or AA. Intrepid is the best ride in the fleet hands down. It's spacious...
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    Free gaffing an airborne wahoo

    Yeah---what could possibly go wrong?
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    Sport boats and trash

    They actually become habitat for small organisms on the bottom---granted I haven't been diving beyond 120 feet, but I've seen lots of very small fish species using bottles as refugia, and a few inverts as well.
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    Drone Video of Tuna Following Guadalupe Great White

    That behavior is termed "chafing"-----it's presumed that the fish are rubbing ectoparasites off by swimming forward on the shark's abrasive skin, although in truth I can't remember seeing much in the way of ectoparasites on tuna. I've seen YT do it on a blue shark near San Pablo; there the YT...
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    Oregon had a great year on the Longfins.

    They're still out there. FV Tacklebuster out of Depoe Bay came in with 105 yesterday.
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    Has This Ever Happened to You?

    Lots of possibilities. Tuna tend to want to swim upcurrent----that's why so many kite fish initially make it to the bow (and lots of other tuna). If you hadn't really pulled hard with significant drag, the fish might not have realized it was in trouble. All but one of the tuna I've caught on...
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    the blob

    While you guys are thinking primarily of the fish you can catch, you've also got to think about perturbations in the entire system. Some might be good and some might not. We're in the middle of a pretty active albacore season off the Oregon Coast right now----today we encountered water temps...
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    shears to cut braid?

    X2 ----they're clipped on to me. Retractable, cheap, and work easily. Pitbull is great too, but it doesn't stay on your person.
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    New wahoo troller

    I'm gonna go on record saying that the Nomads will eat its lunch.
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    Albacore trips

    FV Tacklebuster operating from Dockside Charters at Depoe Bay came in yesterday with 64 albacore and 1 bluefin. 541-765-2545 or make reservations online.
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    Any Worries about Ciguatera as Grouper Catch Seems to Increase ??

    Gambierdiscus is a dinoflagellate found attatched to benthic brown algae associated with coral reef areas, and even then only some areas. It enters the food chain through scrapers (for example: parrotfish and surgeonfish) and increases in concentration through food-chain magnification in...
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    How to Treat Seasickness

    The three stages of seasickness are: 1. you think you're going to die 2. you know you're going to die 3. you realize you're not going to die------but wish you could.
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    How to Treat Seasickness

    Dramamine needs to be started the night before, makes you seriously drowsy, and doesn't work for many people. We have many, many passengers on dramamine getting seasick on a charter boat here in Oregon.
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    How to Treat Seasickness

    Steven's Pharmacy in Costa Mesa will make scopolamine HBr 0.4 mg capsules if you get you doctor to give you a prescription for them. Same medication as the patch, but they only last 8 hrs, have a 20 minute induction time, and are cheap (about a dollar each). They are more effective than the...
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    Albacore trips

    They are also 30-45 miles out from Newport and Depoe Bay right now. Several boats have scored well the past 2-3 days.
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    Albacore trips

    Dockside Charters of Depoe Bay charges $260. Don't know about Newport, but likely just about the same.
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    Best Knot for Heavy Line

    And as you pointed out to me a few years ago---how important to have the knot perfect and lubed----more turns could mean more chafing as the knot is pulled tight. 3-turn uni is everything you say it is.
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    Intrepid - 8 Day - Ray Jarvis Memorial - 7/13 -7/20 - Official Report

    Knocked it out of the park again Connor----I vote that we give you a long-term contract as group historian---LOL. Congrats on the award---you truly deserve it.
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    Wahoo on Intrepid

    Was there---caught two. One on a nomad and one on a raider. Both without wire. If you want a nomad to swim correctly, simply tie it to the end of you troller topshot (recommend 100lb). There were all kinds of creative, innovative attempts to get them to swim with wires or short heavy...
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    Strange fish

    they are primitive bony fishes in the Order Ophidiiformes (cusk eels)
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    Best Knot for Heavy Line

    X2---small profile and won't fail. The easiest knot to tie.
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    Strange fish

    No, didn't tag it. Only about 15 inches---even if it was a lot bigger I'd probably still have released it. Yes, there were tons of red crab down there---one morning there were mass aggregations of big pargo feeding on them at the surface. The crabs formed dense mats on the surface at night...
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    Strange fish

    Caught this fish down on the ridge last week on the Ray Jarvis trip on the Intrepid. The general shape was a little familiar, but I'd never seen anything like this on any LR trip, and neither had any of the experienced anglers or crew. Well, the mystery is solved----it's a Pacific Bearded...
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    Summer Trips - Tuna or bust!

    And WSB at the very top???
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    Summer Trips - Tuna or bust!

    All those years when the rocks reliably held YFT to 100lbs, and sometimes more, left a lot of guys spoiled. Until those days return, a guy/girl has to make sure their trip is to Guadalupe or will target BFT if tuna is his/her prime focus. For summer 8-day trips nowadays, YFT are usually...
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    First time with the 13 year old on the intrepid

    Brad---your son loved the Gumba Lounge. Have no worries Justin-----we'll take good care of him and make him one of the gang.
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    Spectra color?

    There's always one person with green spectra who is constantly tangled with others, who thinks everyone else can't follow their bait.
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    Jeff: You'd be surprised how many stings are carried out by various state and federal fish and wildlife law enforcement agencies. Have no idea about this one, but it could be, or maybe not. Me personally-----I wouldn't go near it.
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    Royal Star June 7

    Good luck Mark---hope you slay 'em---represent Oregon well!
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    Best kind of Fluorocarbon

    I remember reading that if fluorocarbon gets nicked, light entering it will reflect internally and actually light it up more. That's why you always check fluoro for nicks and abrasion (what I read). Anyone out there have any knowledge about this?
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    Bluefin Eyesight, Science!

    Thanks Jeff. I'm a biologist and clearly not a math major.
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    Bluefin Eyesight, Science!

    Interesting, but limited in scope. Since very few fish have been subjected to similar analysis, it's a pretty far reach to claim that bluefin have eyesight superior to all/most other fish. It could be true, but how would we know without similar research on other pelagic species. The green...
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    Best knot mono to fluorocarbon

    I only ever use two turns regardless of line diameter---to be honest, I'd never even thought of three turns.
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    Best knot mono to fluorocarbon

    This thread seems to have taken several tangents----original question was simply 'what knot for mono to fluoro'. If there's already a mono topshot (or straight mono), then all the fluoro needed is a 4-6-foot piece of fluoro, and the best (and quickest) knot for that is the seaguar. It's...
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    Fish processing prices?

    I don't believe I've ever been charged for ice at 5-star.
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    Oregon Bay Fishing

    To find rockfish you pretty much have to go out and fish the outer half of the south jetty. There's a good area just off the tip of the jetty and there are some along the inside, especially at night when the moon is bright. There's always a few lingcod right up along the jetty. Use a 1oz...
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    Fish processing prices?

    In what way----explain.
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    Fish processing prices?

    In the past, blue collar workers received wages that allowed them to enjoy these simple "luxuries"-----costs of everything have gone up but wages have remained way behind. If there is any gripe, it's with the CEO's and the shareholders who demand profits art the expense of workers.
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    Tested for high Mercury

    Basically yes, but with the caveat that you have to remember that every substance is potentially toxic----what makes it harmful is the dose. Even substances such as water or table salt will kill if the dose exceeds some limit. So yes, you certainly should limit the amount of any potentially...
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    Tested for high Mercury

    Don't mean to go off on a tangent, but there are many sources of mercury in the environment. Coal-burning releases a lot of it into the atmosphere and people who live downwind can be affected. There's a number of mining activities that also release a lot of mercury into water sources...
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    Tested for high Mercury

    The danger of exposure of dietary mercury found in fish has been over-exaggerated----in most fish selenium levels exceed mercury, and the selenium blocks the potential negative effect of mercury. The manner in which mercury is harmful, is that it interferes with what are called selenoenzymes...
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    Intrepid JRI 7 Day June 2019

    You're gonna have a great trip and you'll be spoiled forever.
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    EXCEL new waste management policy

    While there may well be a little sodium in the boat's water, in general it shouldn't be enough to cause a problem until the filters are in need of replacement. On the other hand, a lot of LR regulars need to consider their age (and circumference) being a factor, especially since so much time is...
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    Brand New Fishdoggary 5oz. Krocks.

    Here's my three Fishdog creations---I think of them as artwork---cringe at the thought of them being scratched up by a fish----but I can overcome those fears.............
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    Blue Dorado

    Finally found the picture.....................
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    Blue Dorado

    Any individual dorado is capable of all of the color phases/patterns that we see. Probably has to do with mood and depth (yes, they occesionally go well below the surface). Several of you have provided insight as to when they might be blue (as in "lighting up" like a billfish). Out of all the...
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    Border Closure

    You do know that would be the president, right?
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    Eating Fish on LR Trips?

    Lingcod is the largest member of Family Hexagrammidae (means 6-lines---referring to multiple lateral lines). These are the greenlings. Lingcod's latin name Ophiodon elongatus essentially means elongate snake-tooth.
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    Eating Fish on LR Trips?

    Last sentence is correct---LOL But if you mean what SoCal anglers call sculpin, that is a scorpionfish, but the name sculpin is incorrect
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    Eating Fish on LR Trips?

    Sorry Fishy, but no. Sculpins are Family Cottidae, scorpionfish are Scorpaenidae
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    Eating Fish on LR Trips?

    Not a sculpin. It's a scorpionfish.
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    Trolling for Wahoo - Long Range History

    Yes---that's the one. I also have two of them. One just like yours that was chewed up badly by over 20 wahoo. It was restored perfectly by Fishdoggary. They weren't made of wood, but were a solid acrylic of some kind.
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    Nomad DTX report

    From what I've seen, when they don't track properly it is due to the rigging.
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    Which tuna hooks for fly lining bait?

    I've used all of the ringed circles. Owner was my hook of choice until I tried Charlie Brown circles. Haven't looked back. They seem to get bit more, but I couldn't tell you why. On the other hand, I've never had a problem with any ringed circles.
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    New oregon fishing license system

    And if you opt for a printed license, all you get is a sheet of photocopy paper---full 8.5 X 11 inches. For the license, just cut the sheet in half, but for the salmon,steelhead, etc. tag you need the full sheet and it wont be waterproof. ODFW has really f&*ked up once again.
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    Intrepid 8 day gear

    Some years we get quite a few wahoo on the Jarvis July trip; some years not so much. Depends on water temp. Warm water years and the wahoo are around in July. With an El Nino perhaps building as we speak, wahoo are a strong possibility this year.
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    Roll Call Silent Jims Baja Extravaganza! 1-12-19 (Intrepid)

    Have a great trip guys. Sounds like the larger models have shown up---hope you get 'em. Maybe next year I'll be able to join you.
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    RP current trip

    Actually they didn't go there back then. I remember trying to convince Danny Palm and Bob Burns (on RR3) to go there from the islands and all they would say was that it was always stormy and too far, and lots of other bullshit. We knew they were blowin' smoke, and they knew we knew they were...
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    Nomad DTX report

    Not singling anyone out here, but I'm intrigued with how this thread keeps returning to using wire for the DTX. Has anyone actually been bit off on the troll when not using wire?
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    Intrepid 16 Day, Departing 2-17-2019

    On the other hand, without the option of trading for cans, it's possible that the guys on that trip feel they have more than enough tuna and are perfectly willing to go look for something else. It's always a mistake to assume others would think similarly to yourself. Both perspectives are...
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    Nomad DTX report

    I'm inclined to agree with Nomad Damon---on the troll, the impact of a wahoo strike is so tremendous that the fish is either hooked or not the instant of impact----hooks really shouldn't need to be super sharp. Casting on the slide on the other hand, they'd better be super sharp because the...
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    Nomad DTX report

    You're just putting words in my mouth that I never said. and that's just being disingenuous. My point is that if the price you have to pay for a lure to be lights-out better than everything out there is that they have an uncertain half-life, then I'm willing to pay for it. Maybe you didn't see...
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    Nomad DTX report

    Silly me for thinking a lot of this discussion had already been covered in a previous thread. Seems like we're now embarking on the overthinking stage, but I'll give it another go. First off----yes, they can occasionally be destroyed by a wahoo----but on the other hand I've sure seen a lot of...
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    Nomad DTX report

    At the rate at which they get bit, the failures described may be acceptable simply for the number of wahoo caught before they fail. I had one fail on the 6th wahoo; and I'm happy to invest the $29. for that kind of production. Especially if a yozuri costs much more and produces less.
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    If HB is very slow or dead, what will happen on an 18 day trip.

    They are two separate families: puffers are Tetraodontidae (means 4 teeth) and cowfish and trunkfish are Ostraciidae. All of the Ostraciidae are sometimes called boxfish, and the two families are closely related and members of the same order (Tetraodontiformes).
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    If HB is very slow or dead, what will happen on an 18 day trip.

    If HB continues to be a dead zone for decent sized tuna (and wahoo), then the potential parallel between it and Alijos should be alarming for all LR anglers. Alijos was incredibly reliable for many years and then in the space of a month or so a few years back became a tuna void. HB has been...
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    3 turn uni and Spangler knot test

    Are we getting away from gaffs now---just shooting fish at the boat? WTF?
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    Knot Numbers, disappointing

    Appreciate all your work here, but meaning no disrespect, that's the ugliest 3-turn uni I've seen. If I tied that I'd immediately cut the line and start over.
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    14 day trip report.....

    Don't be distressed. You can ignore or discount a lot of it. There's just a history of bad-mouthing that stems from when the boat was launched.
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    14 day trip report.....

    X2. I've got almost as many trips as Fishy on that boat and about the same number on other boats. Even had a couple of marginal trips for fishing and twice the new chef wasn't very good. But overall it's been the best experience for me. They just lost two great deckhands to lucrative jobs in...
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    14 day trip report.....

    So something happened to you 10-11 years ago and you conclude without evidence or confirmation that different individuals today are "no talent dicks"? Doesn't that make you an ignorant, argumentative, mean spirited dick? Just sayin'.
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    It'd be pretty difficult to get more speed from a boat carrying all that fuel and water. Remember that there are huge wells below deck carrying the bait. Most of that weight is below water line and there's just no way to move all that displacement and weight much faster without making fuel...
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    Intrepid cancel December trips?

    Is there some sort of relationship between my question and your post? I just can't figure out your point. Please explain. Thanks.
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    Advancements in gear and technology

    Just about everything. 2-speed reels with lever drags (yeah, lever drags are a monumental improvement) that hold up for an entire battle. Old school drags would be non-functional after a single prolonged battle. Spectra line, fluorocarbon, circle hooks, ringed hooks, terrafin charts that can...
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    Best rod and reel for surface yellowtail fishing

    First suggestion: never, ever start your paragraph using the term "the wife"----especially if you want a LR trip in your future.
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    Intrepid cancel December trips?

    Do you have a source for the info that Clarion tuna show up at the lower banks?
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    DTX Minnows

    At 10-11 knots it won't swim---it'll bite and then pop up, bite and then pop up.........more importantly, and I've already said this, just tie it to your 130# mono topshot. It'll swim much better than with wire, and there's only a tiny chance it'll get cut off because the connection is well...
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    DTX Minnows

    Very interesting. On my recent trip the DTX caught most of the fish on the troll and only one was broken by wahoo, and that was on the 6th fish on that lure. Any DTX rigged with mono swam correctly, and none were bitten off; those that were rigged with wire similar to Yozuri bonitas simply...
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    DTX Minnows

    Initially a crimp but after a couple fish I decided that was superfluous so I cut it off and just tied a 3-turn uni.
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    DTX Minnows

    3 feet up-----in the future I'll forget about a swivel and just tie to mono (unless it starts to have trouble staying under----and that's more of a boat speed thing)
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    DTX Minnows

    My experience with Nomad DTX (Gen 2) is all positive. I rigged it with 3 feet of 200# Izor mono. After the first 3 wahoo it had a little difficulty staying in the water, mostly due to trolling speed. Easy fix was a 3-4 oz slider just ahead of the swivel. The 6th wahoo ripped the rear hook...
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    Simple hook question

    I know this will elicit a lot of response, and everyone has their favorite approach and theory, but frankly I've never felt there was any difference in bait fishing for wahoo. I've used bronze, nickel, J, circle, etc. Whatever my hand touches first has worked just fine as long as the hook is...
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    Have Tuna Returned to the Rocks?

    Alijos used to be reliable for YFT in the 50-120lb range with a few even larger. For a number of years they were there every year, and sometimes all year 'round. For some reason they abandoned the area a few years back---I know at the same time many sharks were there, but I can remember wide...
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    How Many Lures Are Enough?

    The original question was how many are enough. The question that most everyone seems to be answering (even though not asked) is how many do you bring. The answer to the first question is often less than ten (unless you lose a lot of jigs); the answer to the second, unasked question is...
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    Intrepid 3-Day, September 4-7

    Jumping to conclusions based on one persons report and opinions can sometimes lead to the next level of miscommunication. Might have thought about how others felt about the trip. It's way too easy to assume others feel the same way you do, or state it to make your point stronger. I don't know...
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    Intrepid 3-Day, September 4-7

    Exactly. A 3-day trip is a crapshoot. If a guy is looking for that big BFT he should stick to boats that work that fishery trip-after-trip. Charter a well-known guide, or at least sail on a larger boat that is concentrating on the BFT. Always have to remember that you only hear about trips...
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    Most 300lb,200lb,and 100lb YFT Caught in a Single Day

    Izorline 16-day on the RP, a December trip to HB. Roy was skipper. We put 63 cows on the boat. I got 5 up to 273. I got two on (I think) the second day. After that we were cutting off anything that looked to be less than 195 (Roy's estimate). We cut off many fish. Fishing that trip was...
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    Pound for pound

    Kawakawa (Euthynnus affinis) , black skipjack (Euthynnus lineatus) are both Pacific species. The false albacore (Euthynnus alletteratus) is an Atlantic species and that is the fish you caught at Cancun. All three are remarkably strong fighters and are worthy of being considered for the pound...
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    Pound for pound

    Got a 60lb dogtooth on a handline in the Indian Ocean----my arms are now about 5 feet long
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    First long range trip advice

    I'd respectfully disagree with the suggestion to go on a 15-day trip as an introduction to LR fishing. It's not so much the size of fish, but all the technique, especially flylining a bait, casting a jig/bomb, etc., but also simply the introduction to fishing and catching. It's a rather big...
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    Long Range Boats heads and Showers

    Body pillow? I confess ignorance here. That sounds like an inflatable friend.
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    Captain Kevin

    X2 --- I've fished with at least 8 LR captains over the years. Most were really good at putting anglers on fish; I enjoyed the company of several and not so much for a couple, but none had the warm, engaging personality of Kevin Osborne. He made everyone welcome; stressed the fact that we...
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    Long Range Boats heads and Showers

    I've ridden 4 LR boats--all were acceptable(usually)---hands down Intrepid was the best. Partly because they were always clean, and partly because the boat is so stable; even the bow shower wasn't an exercise in holding on.
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    20/0 hooks

    Those 20/0 work fine on flyers and big baits. What works even better is the 12/0 Quik Rig Charlie Brown circle-----they're a lot bigger than 12/0 in my opinion.
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    wahoo fly?

    A related Caribbean fish, Cero mackerel, feed primarily by leaping in a parabolic arc and coming down on prey that they've seen ahead of them near the surface. Presumably they are able to judge distance. I've seen wahoo do a similar maneuver several times, so I'm guessing they have a similar...
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    Looking for a new wahoo reel

    Considering all the wahoo I've caught in the past on a jigmaster, a Newell, and an old Shimano speedmaster, most of the reels mentioned in the above posts are a huge improvement either in speed of retrieve or drag pressure and sustainability. Get what you can afford, what feels right in your...
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    Whats included and what is extra?

    However, until very recently it was only one boat.
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    Where's the money ?

    According to the owner, that's scheduled for next year. The plan right now is for the installation of three gyros. Hopefully all the overruns this year don't impact those plans.
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    Whats included and what is extra?

    Funny how historical (=institutional?) knowledge seems to disappear in some of these conversations. Historically, all boats charged for soda. When the Intrepid came on line there was some heartburn by other boats that soda was now free and unlimited. It took a while, but some other boats have...
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    Best choices for a variety trip?

    The answer isn't necessarily the same for each and every year. In an El Nino year you can have great variety on a 7-8-day starting in July. Remember all the wahoo just a couple years ago. Historically there were decent YFT at the rocks all summer along with wahoo and YT. Back then both...
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    Socorro Air Strip

    I was simply thinking in terms of convenience. It might somehow serve to prevent a LR boat from having to hop from place to place trying to find somewhere to deal with a person having an emergency. In this case, bouncing from Clarion to Socorro to Cabo. It was just a...
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    Socorro Air Strip

    Seems to me that the LR industry should be ready for all boats to carry the insurance for their passengers and pass the cost along in the price of the trip. It'd probably come out being relatively inexpensive for each individual angler on an individual trip basis.
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    Socorro Air Strip

    Took the words right out of my mouth Fishy. I'v been ruminating about saying pretty much the same thing. I've been on several trips with at least one person who simply should not have been there---either physically incompetent for one reason or another, or with some periodically serious...
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    What's your preferred length for a wire Wahoo leader?

    six to eight inches will get bit more readily than a longer wire. Doesn't make sense to worry about a wahoo inhaling a long wire----it does happen on occasion, but I hook up the majority of hits I get on the short wire. To me the trick is to run the drag lever forward instantly when bit and...
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    Interesting article on opah

    They've been longlining them for many years in Hawaii----generally caught pretty deep---might be very abundant, might not, but there hasn't yet been a decline. Probably no good way to do a stock assessment.
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    Big boy reel

    The beauty of this thread points out that the reel of choice simply depends upon two things----the intended application, and how it feels in your hands. Every one of these modern reels mentioned is far superior to the angler using it----I remember well fishing wahoo with a jigmaster and big...
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    RR3 cited for overlimits in 2017

    X2 for the simple reason that all the boats at a minimum keep daily catch stats by species. Of course captain and crew were aware, even if they were displeased (who knows) and even if individual anglers didn't know exactly how many fish they had they surely knew they were over. It's a...
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    Excel Okuma Trip Lessons

    X2 Thanks again Fishy
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    West Coast Sardine Fishery

    Sardines are indeed cyclic as has been shown by the sources some have provided in this thread. Brown pelicans were indeed endangered, but not by any natural phenomenon. The pelicans, along with osprey and bald eagles, were critically endangered by DDT and other chlorinated hydrocarbon...
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    Several Questions, Seeking Input

    X2 to what's been said already. The thing about dorado is that nothing goes as berserk on the deck as a dorado. They are very difficult to corral and anything flopping like that with trebles is likely to fuck up someone else's vacation. Switch out to inline singles and maybe okay---that would...
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    Vintage Wahoo Jig?

    I don't get on the boat without a couple/few Hopkins----6oz is a killer on wahoo some days.
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    Need a little charter help

    X2. Dockside Charters is the premier charter company in Oregon. It's a lot different here as opposed to SoCal. We limit most trips within the 5hr standard bottom fishing/crabbing time. I recommend FV Tacklebuster, but FV Hot Pursuit and FV Kadaho are also excellent choices of a good charter.
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    Wahoo trollers

    Thanks Striker---I'm not gonna enter into competition for a very limited # and selection. Please continue to advise on availability ---I intend to pick up a couple wahoo trollers and a couple of smaller ones for our Oregon albacore.
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    Wahoo trollers

    Striker Tackle website says they're sold out. Anybody know of another outlet for the DTX?
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    Meat preservation advice from Wicked Tuna

    The lateralis superficialis muscle in tuna (the dark red tube) is essentially a heat sink ---through counter-current circulation it allows them to maintain body temps above ambient. A fish fighting on the end of a line generates heat that it can't shed fast enough, especially in YFT when they...
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    West Coast Sardine Fishery

    Unused sardines will likely not ever survive. They need a critical mass school size for survival, and even a full slammer of bait probably wouldn't be enough. Basically, the bait fishery is pretty darn small in the grand scheme of things. By eliminating the large-scale commercial fishery (oil...
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    What's the deal on legally bottom fishing in Oregon?

    Bottom fishing opened Jan. 1 inside 30 fathoms. The lingcod regs remained the same: 2 fish at least 22 inches in length. The rockfish limit has changed: from seven to five, but now there are no sub-limits for rockfish species.. Any five rockfish, except yelloweye which must be released...
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    Best Knot for Braid to Floro or Mono?

    X2. Fishy taught me the Tony Pena and it works every time. I don't doubt that the FG is better, but now that I have a knot that never fails and I'm comfortable with it I'm not about to change-----the joys of getting old---hahaha
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    Kevin Osborn

    Over the years I've fished with 9 different LR captains-----most were good fisherman; some were personable. None of them compared to Kevin Osborne for being both fishy in the extreme and personable enough to make you want to count them as a close friend. Kevin made it a point to get to know...
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    80-100lb setup for up to 5 day trips

    Excess baggage fees for a 7-7.5 foot rod would be far better than a catastrophic rod failure on an expensive fishing trip. IMO the single piece rod would be far superior.
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    Intrepid is being repowered this year. Ken (owner) told me the gyros will be put in next year.
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    First big game reel, why not an Avet?

    EX30 is an excellent reel. So are all the other makes that will be promoted as alternatives. I've gotten cows on my 30 and fish it as a 100lb outfit. I wouldn't hesitate to highly recommend Penn or Okuma or others, but interestingly, the great majority of failures that I've witnessed on LR...
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    Dolphin Motel toast

    Bummer. That was my favorite crash-pad.
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    For Sale: Rancho Buena Vista ($21M)

    Clearly that's just the asking price---kind of a hope and a prayer. If/when it finally gets sold the price will be far lower.
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    Factory or Custom rods

    Not a whole lot of difference in price, and no difference in utility. A custom rod will be wrapped to your desire and appointed with components as per your choice. And a custom rod will have infinitely more class. There are many outstanding rod builders in SoCal and most do an absolutely...
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    Mantle or Mays
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    Last minute question

    between the one on the starboard rail AND behind the bench that may be pretty close. First read I pictured just the starboard rail, but second read realized it included behind the bench seat
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    Intrepid Silent Jim's Baja Extravaganza 15 day .... Jan. 12-27

    Great group of guys to fish with---wish I was going with you---hope you have an epic trip
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    Toro Tamer Spectra

    I've used TT on several reels-----have never had a problem, quite a few YFT up to 220#-----
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    What ever happened to the "Hooker Intruder" reproduction lures?

    Or, maybe they just like the silvery gray better than colors. Remember that most of these fish (and probably wahoo as well) primarily see only the color of downwelling light (blue) and not a wide range of colors, and sillouette their prey from below. A lot of colors are designed for us and not...
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    Does Braid Color Matter with Short Fluoro Leaders?

    And most pelagic fish have eyes in which the densest packing of visual receptors is below the midline of the retina---in other words most pelagics attack prey looking up-----conclusion is that white would be less visible to fish.
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    Spectra-mono-fluoro or Spectra right to fluoro?

    I honestly can't say and don't know if one is better than the other. Out of habit I fish a fairly long mono topshot when fishing a jig (or bomb). For fishing bait for YT , BFT, and smaller model YFT I tie a 4-6-foot piece of fluoro to the mono with a seaguar knot (I know it doesn't matter for...
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    Your top 8 long range boat picks

    This is a can of worms that doesn't need opening again----reminds me of Conrad Dobler (former NFL player)---said to be one of the dirtiest players in the league--he'd start disturbances with dirty play and then sidestep out of the way once he started something, leaving other players top do the...
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    Changes: New Long Range Destinations and Radio Silence...

    Don't waste the money---it hasn't worked worth a damn for the last three years and likely won't in the future.
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    Changes: New Long Range Destinations and Radio Silence...

    Far too simplistic. Take an American LR boat and you are paying not only captain and crew (7-8 people), but the owner, office person, fuel dock and their employees, gas station owners and their employees if you have a substantial drive to SD, motel owner and their employees if you stay at the...
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    Archipiélago de Revillagigedo FB Page

    I remember a long time ago, before the islands were closed to LR, being on the RRIII (twice in fact) and listening to the skipper's lame reasoning for not going out to Hurricane Bank-----it pretty much went along the lines of "It's just always stormy out there". It was pure bullshit, but who's...
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    Intrepid weights in....

    Great Captain and crew----Intrepid knocked it out of the park on this trip and Captain Sam etched his name in the record book. Very happy for all of them and especially the anglers on this trip.
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    Hurry up and Wait

    Exactly. The early morning line-up is a significant social event on the trips I take on the Intrepid. The majority of the passengers on these trips are multi-time returnees and we're just like old friends getting together after a prolonged absence. Speaking for myself, I look forward to that...
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    Any word on the lower banks?

    A year ago I said in a post that Sam Moore was one of the best up and coming LR Captains in the fleet-----and I wound up taking a lot of heat over daring to express that opinion. I'll say it again: Sam Moore is one of the best young captains in the fleet. He's a great young guy and a hard...
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    Catchy Tackle 15 day on the Intrepid.

    Enjoyed meeting and fishing with you Brian. Hope you make it back on this trip again.
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    Packing clothes for a trip

    If it gets trashed by fish slime it likely is jettisoned----otherwise it's just laundry.
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    Packing clothes for a trip

    Why would you ever bother with planning ahead???---lol For me, I just use a mesh laundry bag and don't even try to put the clothes back in the duffel. For travel involving plane travel you're 100% spot-on in questioning how you would re-pack. I guess you could always add another soft bag...
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    Packing clothes for a trip

    I've watched a demonstrator for Foodsaver vacuum sealers (in a Costco) using it to vacuum seal clothing for travel. I suppose it would primarily work for smaller things like underwear and T-shirts, but it is amazing how small a package the Foodsaver makes of clothing.
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    favorite way to hook a sardine?

    Rather than where the bait is hooked, it often depends mostly on 1. how lively is the bait that was selected, 2. how gently and quickly was the bait handled for hooking, 3. how smooth was the cast. Oh yeah, it might also depend on the line #test (and maybe fluoro vs, no flouro) and the skill...
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    Intrepid Catchy Tackle 15 day Oct. 14-29

    Lookin' forward to seeing you guys.
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    What's your idea of a successful Long Range Trip.

    For me personally, if the weather is good, if it's a good group of anglers (either know how to be fishing or are sincerely trying), if there's no "that guy", if the crew is top notch, if the heads all work, if the boat is a comfortable ride, if the load of bait is decent, and if there is decent...
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    United Composites Rods? Who uses them?

    There is in my world.....:D Okay---let's break this down Taurus is a bull---Fishy thinks he brings a Bull's Wang??
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    Five Star Fish Processing

    I'm waiting to (eventually) find out the facts of this. No accusations, but something about this just doesn't sound right. Maybe I'm just sensitized by all the conspiracy theories and and made up stuff by internet trolls...................................someone will eventually find out the...
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    What's your idea of a successful Long Range Trip.

    Makes sense if you're a SoCal guy, but remember that a lot of Long rangers come from outside the area. For some, YT are an added treat.
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    Intrepid Catchy Tackle 15 day Oct. 14-29

    Starting to get organized---I'll be at the Dolphin on the 13th. Looking forward to seeing everyone again.
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    Bluefin or yellowfin cows?

    You're confusing "warm-blooded" with homeothermy. Warm-blooded pertaining to fish is generally accepted to mean they can elevate their temp above ambient water. Homeothermy is maintaining a constant temperature regardless of ambient temp. Fish are warm-blooded; porpoise, etc. are homeotherms.
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    Bluefin or yellowfin cows?

    YFT are also warm-blooded. The tube of dark meat (lateralis superficialis) is a counter current heat exchanger (rete mirabile) that can trap heat in the body core. What seems to be a difference is that BFT are more efficient and apparently can selectively elevate gut temperature to increase...
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    Bluefin or yellowfin cows?

    Don't know about BFT, but experimentally in Hawaii, YFT have been shown to react to bait scent at a concentration as low as 10 to the minus 16. That's 15 zeros to the right of the decimal point. That's pretty damn sensitive, and through-flow bait tanks are pumping out scent continually.
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    Rodless Again

    Jim, I'm beyond acceptable words over this. Just very sorry some cretin went and ruined the beginning of your trip. I hope you have a great trip and the thieves are caught.
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    Processing wahoo

    If you make your sashimi out of the contents of a fish's stomach, then you've got a genuinely unique concept of sashimi. You'll probably find that most guys in this forum use the musculature for sashimi.
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    Processing wahoo

    No, I don't. In fact, I rarely eat any fish raw, probably because it wasn't party of my upbringing . But I also don't have any personal desire to eat raw fish when I enjoy it grilled, deep-fat fried, etc. as much as I do. On the other hand, this also has nothing to do with the question of...
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    Maximum pound test for Avet HX Raptor?

    I can't speak for the HX raptor, but I have an HX that I fish with 80 spectra to a 60 topshot. I've foolishly taken a pair of 170's (YFT) on that outfit, but I don't recommend it because it takes a really long time. The major drawback is that a rod that matches up with the reel doesn't have...
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    Processing wahoo

    Nothing that I see on this site seems to have any relevance to the question concerning wahoo. Notice that there's a slew of entries concerning Diphylobothrium----that's the giant fish tapeworm---found in freshwater fish!! Parasites found in freshwater fish often have a complex life cycle that...
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    Processing wahoo

    Other than the giant stomach worm (Hurudinella (sp)), I've not sen very many parasites in wahoo, and only occasional encysted worms in the musculature. I tried searching for any mention of parasites that would transmit to humans and couldn't find anything. It also seems pretty unlikely that...
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    Scopace pills

    The patch is for three day duration. The capsule is for 8hrs (but actually is good for a lot more unless ocean conditions are very nautical). You really don't have to take one every 8hrs. Induction time for the capsule is about 20 minutes so you don't have to start it long before you...
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    Scopace pills

    Called a few minutes ago and they indeed compound scopace in capsule form.
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    Scopace pills

    I've heard that Lloyd Center Compounding Pharmacy (Portland, OR) can provide the Scopalomine hydrobromide capsules (scopace). Haven't called them about it yet but know someone who said he got them.
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    Anyone use Rainshadow Rods?

    I've got two beautifully wrapped by Ken Bush: an IMU76H and an IMU80H. Right now they're my favorites for any application in the 30-50lb range. Can't put it in words exactly, but everything about them just feels right to me both in presentation of bait/jig and when fighting a fish (JMO, and...
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    6xJr for wahoo?

    Tarbaby/Pink is a wahoo killer at HB and in the buffer zone
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    Royal Star 15/12 or Intrepid 16

    [ With all due respect to Wahoodad who generally is a self-proclaimed expert on everything-----I call bullshit on several points. First off the Code group nonsense is pretty much just that. The RS and AA don't talk to the Intrepid other than to complain about perceived injustices, but other...
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    Royal Star 15/12 or Intrepid 16

    If comfort is at all an issue then you should ride the Intrepid. Both are very fishy boats, but one is a very stable ride and fishing platform and the other is cramped for space and referred to by most long-rangers as the "Rolling Star". Intrepid also has way more bait capacity which is...
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    Are you a tackle whore? Show us your pic's or give us a story.

    You guys are simply proving my point----namely, that I don't need to have all that much when I can just use all your extra stuff----lol
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    More fish than your freezer will hold? Then what....

    Agree with pretty much everything being said here. From now on there's going to be some grateful tuna down below. The notion of one respectable RSW tuna and a few wahoo is just about right for processing. But there are exceptions----like if you get a big one before RSW opens up (my last time...
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    -60C freezers for keeping sushi grade catch year-round

    Considering YFT, YT and especially pacific halibut are absolutely fine after at least a couple years (often longer) if really well vacuum-sealed, the extra money seems pointless. Just my opinion.
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    Intrepid - 8 Day - Ray Jarvis Memorial - 7/8-7/16 - Official Report

    Great report Connor. What a great vacation with the best (ok, I'm biased) group of anglers a guy (or girl) could ever want to fish with. Every year this is the most relaxed fishing vacation a person could ask for. And boy do we catch fish! I can't even remember a single serious (note---I...
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    Flourocarbon for YFT at Guadalupe

    Quite correct Fishy. Fishes of different life histories and preferred habitats have differing abilities to perceive color. Some like skipjack and probably other pelagic tunas have only a single visual pigment (in the receptors of the retina) that is matched to the color of downwelling light...
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    Flourocarbon for YFT at Guadalupe

    Not hogwash at all---that's pretty harsh and unnecessary. In many conditions pink can outperform clear; in other conditions it's a dead heat or the clear can outperform pink. Putting sponsorships aside it helps to be objective when giving advice here. And consider that a lot of guys hook up...
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    Hurricane effects?

    Can't say for sure that either side of this argument is valid, and most of us (and you) have very few data points to work with in our mental analysis. I've experienced the most wide open cow bite at Hurricane Bank just prior to a Hurricane moving in on us, and then fishing was lousy at best at...
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    Ray Jarvis 8 day Intrepid roll call....

    We're making the run up to Oregon?
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    Ray Jarvis 8 day Intrepid roll call....

    I'm at the Dolphin also----I'm in for dinner.
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    Ray Jarvis 8 day Intrepid roll call....

    Started to put all the gear together-----then I thought "hell, Fishy will bring so much shit I'll just use his---lol
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    PV and moon phases

    On average, fish feed more intensively in the couple/few days leading up to the full moon and up to the new moon. That being said, fish feed every day, at least when they can find food, but there are certain times of each day that they feed best, and these feeding periods can be loosely...
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    Excel and 5 star

    When absolutely no post can go by unresponded to, it may be a symptom of someone just needing to let it all go. Let me simply point to your tag line that begins with "I've posted enough".
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    Ray Jarvis 8 day Intrepid roll call....

    So looking forward to this trip. Best core group of guys and co-chartermasters of any trip in the whole fleet. Well, okay, I'm getting carried away, but this is a great trip with a really great group of core guys.
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    Excel and 5 star

    Agree nearly completely. I'd be happy to release all non-cow tuna prior to RSW opening up. But consider that trading for cans is primarily for the larger models that are caught on the longer trips. Then consider the fact that the boats have an interest in showing their catch, as they are...
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    Excel and 5 star

    Ouch! Anybody out there have any ideas moving forward?
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    Excel and 5 star

    Can anyone confirm/deny the trading for cans? Seems like that is a critical part of long trips since most guys don't want to process a few large frozen tuna. After every trip there's a line of anglers who depend on that business.
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    Skippy hook and other man bait questions for Wahoodad

    In October my first big-bait (about 6lbs) was picked up by a 281 about 4AM. Was hooked just through the skin behind the head with a 12/0 Charlie Brown circle. It headed for the drop-off at HB and I was lucky to get it stopped after about 500 yds.
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    Excel and 5 star

    Try to remember that 5-Star was not allowed on the docks (by Frank): that is the only reason they weren't able to directly offload fish.
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    There you have it Jon-----they're all good and everyone has their favorite. Find a pair that fits your dome just right and makes you look less ugly (just kidding---your words). I would recommend that you go with glass and not the polycarbonate though. I've got Costa 580G and love them, but...
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    Risky Business

    There's a lot more to fishing than t-shirts and jackets---myself and most of the guys I fish with are there for the company, the vacation, and some thrilling fishing. Those are the rewards we're looking for-----and we all get all the fish we need, including some big ones.
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    Favorite Hook Knot

    I see several guys like the Palomar, but I've always seen that it tests considerably lower than a number of other knots. Not trying to start a shitstorm, but I'm interested in why some guys are still using it. Any volunteers?
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    Yellowfin tuna migration

    Tracking studies using tagged fish in various places in the world (including off Baja)seem to show that YFT range within an area encompassed by roughly a 1000 or so miles. There are apparently no great cross-ocean movements which would indicate that YFT targeted by LR boats are part of one...
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    Risky Business

    No risk, no reward. I'm inclined to fish 100lb whenever there are larger models anywhere in the area. To relieve boredom during slow times when nothing is happening I'll drop as far as 60lb. What the hell, the bite is the rush and sometimes it works out okay. I've gotten two 170+ on 60 at...
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    Tipping On A Long Range Trip

    Probably because you sounded a little argumentative from the get-go. Sometimes it's just the way the question is framed that can trigger a response that surprises you. It's a perfectly justified question, but a sensitive one for a lot of guys. Tread lightly.
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    Paint and Colors on Troll Wahoo Lures What is your opinion?

    Notice which one is trashed? That's the hottest color ever made. Someone's missing a bet by not re-creating it.
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    Paint and Colors on Troll Wahoo Lures What is your opinion?

    Notice which one is trashed? That's the hottest color ever made. Someone's missing a bet by not re-creating it.
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    The finer points of rod shipping containers

    Mark, I hear you about time constraints, but the 1000 mile drive to SD from where you are isn't a big deal----well, at least for me. I leave Corvallis about 5:30 or so in the AM and pretty much cruise along at the speed limit----for the simple reason that if I don't drive fast there's no...
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    Red Rooster III WiFi

    The bandwidth on the boats is severely limited and is provided to the boat every two hours. Because of all the personal devices left "on", that bandwidth is used up in roughly ten minutes; there's essentially no service for the next 110 minutes. It's a boat! Only so much bandwidth and it...
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    Unusual or Rare Long Range Species Pictures

    I have to apologize Connor---I don't have pictures. On the other hand I can give you a partial list of oddballs I've seen or collected on LR trips----besides the juv. opah. Out of tuna stomachs I've also gotten/seen louvar (Luvarus imperialis) and a fanfish (Pteraclis aesticola). I've...
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    Unusual or Rare Long Range Species Pictures

    That particular needlefish is an ajugon (Tylosaurus pacificus).
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    "That Guy" roll call

    Fishability has very little to do with age. It's more a matter of physical condition and mental awareness. Some guys can't move and others simply don't care to. We sometimes have to live with this on a boat as best we can-----Satchel Paige said "age is a question of mind over matter---if you...
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    Pull on the United Composites line-up before you make a decision----JMO.
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    "That Guy" roll call

    X2 ---hahaha
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    "That Guy" roll call

    Just not going to be any winners in this discussion. Just give it a rest and get back to stories of real "that guys".
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    The one thing you forgot to bring?

    Or the message you intended to post?---lol
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    The one thing you forgot to bring?

    Yeah, a towel. It's the only thing I ever forgot going out---fortunately it was an 8-day and not a long trip. On the other hand I perfected the ability to get dry with a minimum of paper hand towels. My forgetfulness problem is always on the return. Seems I almost always leave something on...
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    "That Guy" roll call

    Let's see if I got this straight---a thread is started to essentially be entertainment recounting "that guy" stories and it becomes a pissing match between English majors. Seems to me there's a great need for a lot of guys to do more fishing and less time on the computer. It's not supposed to...
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    Nebraska Goes Long Range Fishing - 15 day Intrepid Report

    Nebraska---yours is probably the best and most entertaining trip report I've read. I guarantee you'll land a much better percentage of hooked fish on your next trip--you'll be getting better every day just by re-living your memories. So, have you put down a deposit for your next trip?
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    Heads Up Comic con in SD July

    Beyond premium---the one year I had a trip coincide with comicon the room was more than twice the normal rate----but so was every other room in SD. If I had a motel/hotel I'd be right there with all the others----kinda like Christmas in July. There shouldn't be any problem getting a room right...
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    Braid, what are the differences.

    Whatever a reputable tackle dealer spools up a reel with will work just fine---JB, Izor, ToroTamer, Tuff Line, etc.------most differences are between anglers. I agree there's way too much thinking going on in this thread, but kudos to the guys that are really into that.
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    Nebraska Goes Long Range Fishing - 15 day Intrepid Report

    better to have loved and lost, than never.....................................too bad about the big fish, but at least you got to feel what it's like to be tied to a runaway freight train. Looking forward to the next chapter.
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    Nebraska Goes Long Range Fishing - 15 day Intrepid Report

    Nebraska, I was with you for every pump of the rod and every turn of the handle. Great writing----you're painting a picture with words.
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    Ask 10 different anglers how they set a drag and how they fight a fish and you'll probably get 10 different answers. I've watched a lot of different accomplished anglers and seen numerous techniques. I'm inclined to say that more fish are lost when drags are at the upper end of the safe zone...
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    Nebraska Goes Long Range Fishing - 15 day Intrepid Report

    Really good write-up. I was actually picturing the action. And remembering how it felt on my first long-range trip. Keep it going.
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    Best time of year?

    Whenever your wife or job allows you to go. More variety earlier in the season as well as better YT and perhaps WSB. Better wahoo and YFT , and perhaps dorado later in the season. BFT is a crapshoot all season. Maybe more importantly, try to choose a trip in which either full moon or new...
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    Nebraska Goes Long Range Fishing - 15 day Intrepid Report

    Very nice write-up Nebraska-----keep it coming.
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    Which would be more rail room

    Or sometimes it's blue, or red, or green.............
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    Spring cow trips

    In general the cow fishing will be slower---they're still there, but fishing is often a lot tougher for the big ones. Like mentioned above, wahoo fishing can be really hot, but occasionally not. The most reliable fish are the Galapagos sharks (brown sharks) which seem to increase through the...
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    Tony pena knot for 100lb fluro functional but not overkill

    Fishybuzz taught me and it's worked real well up to and including cows on 100# fluoro----2-turn uni for the fluoro and then ten wraps up and ten back on the spectra. The secret to a good knot is the pullers you use to tighten it and give it a low profile.
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    The standard has always been 6/0 super mutu or equivalent----I don't know if hooks get scaled down when the sardines are on the small side----probably not because they are simply hooked under the skin on the shoulder-----as long as the sardines are kept just at the surface, they will keep trying...
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    How do you set the hook fishing sardines?

    Fishing a sardine, the bait is completely inside the tuna's (or wahoo, or YT) mouth before you ever feel the line starting to run out----granted, we're only talking about as little as tenths of a second. Waiting a couple seconds only increases the chance that your bait will be picked. If...
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    Skippy hook and other man bait questions for Wahoodad

    I've not had trouble hooking up with the 20/0 circles, although sharks have outnumbered YFT about 5 to 1; but the last couple times down I switched to Quick Rig Charlie Brown ringed circles (12/0----but it seems bigger than 12/0) and did just fine. Hooked every fish that took the skippie...
  246. $

    Hook brand for 100lb to 300lb fish flyline sardine

    You beat me to it Connor-----all of those and probably a few unique ones that don't need mentioning.
  247. $

    Hook brand for 100lb to 300lb fish flyline sardine

    Operator error is a more common cause of losing a fish than hook failure.
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    elections have consequences
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    First post! Hello Fishy, Soda Pop, Wahoodad and all you cool cats of West Coast fishing lore!

    X2 On the Intrepid at Clarion we've never seen the soldiers go below. They stay in the galley and up on the bridge. This observation from 6 or 7 trips down there.
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    First post! Hello Fishy, Soda Pop, Wahoodad and all you cool cats of West Coast fishing lore!

    Wow! If I ever felt like I needed that to give me piece of mind, I'd pretty quickly realize I was riding either with the wrong group or the wrong boat.
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    Am I really getting MY fish back from processor?

    They're always present, usually in considerable number and a pretty eye-popping number of species. But here's the rub. Every organism has numerous species of parasite that normally inhabits it. Parasite biodiversity may well exceed other biodiversity. There are literally volumes written on...
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    Am I really getting MY fish back from processor?

    Not so. Several times we've had a platter from a shark-bit fish caught only hours earlier. Never frozen. At least a couple times served out on the deck. The only fish tapeworms that I know of have an intermediate host of freshwater fish (Diphylobothrium). I know of no tapeworms that can...
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    First post! Hello Fishy, Soda Pop, Wahoodad and all you cool cats of West Coast fishing lore!

    Yes, you were told wrong. They'll occasionally get bit, but small tuna are superior bait, especially black skipjack.
  254. $

    What ever happened to the "Hooker Intruder" reproduction lures?

    Make sure the black with pink mackeral stripes is on that trip----dying to hear how that would compete with the others.
  255. $

    Sunline Fluorocarbon leader

    Have now used 100# Sunline on two long trips (Hurricane and Clarion)---used it exclusively for flylining sardines: 20 feet tied directly to spectra with a Tony Pena. It gets bit! Handled a 220# and a 195# just fine. I used to always use Seaguar and Yozuri pink, but my go-to is now Sunline.
  256. $

    What ever happened to the "Hooker Intruder" reproduction lures?

    It's kind of a secret, but it isn't the only jig that gets bit when it's in the water. But it does get its share.
  257. $

    Trokar hooks on big tuna?

    I've used 4/0 and 5/0 fly-lining sardines.
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    Trokar hooks on big tuna?

    I've caught quite a few larger model tuna on Trokar circles. As far as I'm concerned they work every bit as good as Owner (which I usually use) and I've never noticed any "larger hole" as a result of the surgical sharp edges. I really don't think they're any better than other hooks, but...
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    Someone posted red 6 hook bait jigs that worked good... i need your help

    Some fish can see colors and others cannot. It depends upon how many visual pigments they have in the retina. For example, some tunas have only a single visual pigment matched to downwelling light in the water column----they essentially see blue, with prey showing up as a dark sillouette when...
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    Someone posted red 6 hook bait jigs that worked good... i need your help

    Just a suggestion: many are available pretty cheap on EBay, but they are white. Get a bunch of these cheap ones and include a couple red sharpies in your tackle box.
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    Clarion Island and Hurricane Bank Info

    I can kinda see what you're describing. If it is an Acanthurid, it's the strangest one I've ever seen. If it is, it's gotta be too young for much pigmentation (or lost in digestion?). If you're right it's a good call. Pay little attention to length of fin rays or spines if it is a...
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    Clarion Island and Hurricane Bank Info

    Wish we had an ichthyologist in the house. If, in fact it is a spadefish, it would likely have to be a juvenile Panama spadefish, Parapsettus panamensis ----but I'm just as uncertain as everyone else out there.
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    Clarion Island and Hurricane Bank Info

    Looks an awful lot like a round spadefish (also called orbfish)----Ephippus orbus----or Ephippis orbis---can't remember the spelling. The only thing that is unsettling in my mind is that it's supposed to be a western Pacific critter. I'll keep digging.
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    Clarion Island and Hurricane Bank Info

    Tuna eat virtually anything they encounter while slow cruising at depth, from the smallest pelagic red crab, to any fish they might encounter that is 1. easily caught, and 2. able to fit in its mouth. The list of fish found in their stomach is probably nearly the same as the list of fish found...
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    Is There a Reason Most LR Captains Tell Everyone to Fish 130?

    Interesting------I guess I have a slightly different outlook-----if a guy/girl pays $5000. for a fishing vacation, I'd expect he/she would have full say over what size leader to use (within reason of course).
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    Is There a Reason Most LR Captains Tell Everyone to Fish 130?

    This discussion serves to point out a couple of contrasts. It was correctly pointed out that Captains and crew have somewhat different perspectives than some anglers. They want/need to report good catch numbers. Anglers also want to catch fish, but also want to hook fish. The next question...
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    Not long range fishing... but you have to check this out..

    Crappy, too.---lol But seriously, it looked like the only intent was to get the fish bleeding to incite the shark attack---didn't look at all as if they wanted to boat the fish---nothing spectacular here---we've all seen far worse and far more dramatic
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    Night fishing for the big guys

    Correct about silhouette. Tuna have a single visual pigment matched pretty well to downwelling light. That kinda means that they see bait/food by seeing a precise shape of "nothing" in the part of the visual field looking forward and upward. In some tunas (perhaps all?) the fovea is in the...
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    1st 16dayer on the Indy. Rod selection

    Viper is a great cow rod. Invictus is probably more rod than a lot of guys need or can fish effectively. For sure you want to pull on both before jumping in.
  270. $

    UV flash light for lighting up Jigs

    Just don't plan on testing it in your motel room.
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    First post! Hello Fishy, Soda Pop, Wahoodad and all you cool cats of West Coast fishing lore!

    Fish are frozen until 9, maybe 10 days out from the return. Not sure why, but RSW beyond 9-10 days is a no-no. So on a long trip, fish caught the first couple days in the lower zone are frozen. RSW fish caught later on in the trip don't really need to be frozen to transport home. For...
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    Intrepid Jan. 29 soft steel 15 day ( sold out ) Roll Call

    Wish I was going out with you guys---some of my favorite fishing friends on this trip, and some of the best anglers--you'll do great. Fortunately I've already got my three cows for the year.
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    Nick gets his shot

    Have a great trip Nick. Knock 'em dead.
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    First post! Hello Fishy, Soda Pop, Wahoodad and all you cool cats of West Coast fishing lore!

    Rather than attack your questions one-by-one, I think the best advice I can give you is to shelve the Cabelas idea and first go to someplace like Charkbait (others can jump in here with your favorite SoCal suppliers) and take a long soak in all of their tackle options, and then compare with what...
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    Seiners on the Ridge

    Fairly common to have schools handed off to LR boats----seen it several times on the Intrepid. If there isn't enough tonnage the seiner won't commit to setting the purse.
  276. $

    Avet or okum?

    American made all the way. All reels mentioned are excellent, but I spend my money where it benefits American jobs---that's just me. Catching and landing fish isn't a function of the reels these days---more a function of the angler.
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    Last PT on my distal biceps .... Soon I will fish again

    Great to hear you're feeling recovered. Hope you can get out and introduce yourself to some cows-------but be cautious. That was a serious injury and doesn't fix 100% easily. Good luck.
  278. $

    Intrepid Comfort Down Below

    True. I'm in #7 on every one of my trips---the fruits of going on the same trips every year----love that stateroom.
  279. $

    RP knot

    Same here---but to be fair, Fishy taught me the Tony Pena. Never had one fail, but I've had the RP fail a couple times on the mono side.
  280. $

    How does that lineup thing work again?

    My one and only experience on one of the above mentioned boats that has first come-first served line-up was interesting. I was in a decent spot and got a decent spot on the rack. And then a huge dude took my stuff off the rack and put his giant box in that space (also removed another to do...
  281. $

    Yo-zuri Fluorocarbon ON SALE!

    I've used Yozuri pink for close to 10 years, most of that time it was my only Fluoro. Never had a single problem and got a number of fish whose weight was 3 times the breaking strength (I only mention that because there's circles in which 3:1 is a benchmark). Having said that I decided to try...
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    Wahoo bait leader length?

    Shorter is better. 6-8" is almost always sufficient---only an occasional loss by eating the whole thing. They will sometimes shy from longer wires---I've seen video confirming this in wahoo feeding in a chunkline. The same fish that rejected long wires ate the chunks with short wires. I...
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    Bananas on long range boats>

    It's utter nonsense, yet most charter boats in the northwest will react strongly if a banana comes on board. Just a regional tradition, and tradition is the mother of ignorance.
  284. $

    Arm and hand cramps

    Just get younger and stronger.
  285. $

    Excel or Intrepid??

    Looking at my post this morning I probably have to agree with you. I was tired and my tolerance for innuendo was clearly at a low point.
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    Excel or Intrepid??

    Again, I'm not a psychiatrist, but someone seems to need an intervention. Never witnessed it, but you're obsessing over it?----whatever "it" is?? Seriously? You're miffed because someone else was treated better than you? (favoritism). I'm just LMAO. Are you some TAG kid who's mommy always...
  287. $

    Excel or Intrepid??

    The so-called code group is more a myth than a reality. With the exception of only one or two captains, the boats talk to each other frequently, sometimes daily-----even with the boat that is supposedly not part of the code group. It's only one individual who mentions "code group" nearly...
  288. $

    From Dad's tackle box

    Far more wraps than are necessary, and poorly done----note the tag end sticking out near the hook. Only need 4, maybe 5 wraps to be secure. Done properly, a haywire twist should have no tag end at all.
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    Capt. Sam Moore at the helm on the Intrepid

    Can't agree more that you're a troll who just wanted to piss on a thread. I've fished with 9 different LR captains over the years and probably have a decent ability to judge ability and personality while in charge of the vessel. And I've fished with Aaron and think he's great, but he's...
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    Capt. Sam Moore at the helm on the Intrepid

    Sam Moore is the best up-and-coming captain in the fleet. We'll all someday be talking about the great trips we were on with him.
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    The soda has popped

    Sorry to hear this news Sodapop. We'll all miss you on the boat as much as you miss being there. Hope the rehab goes smoothly and swiftly. Doctor's advice is always overcautious, but play it safe and religiously work at the rehab until you're confident you have all (repeat: all) your strength...
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    Newbie question about Bonitas/Mauraders?

    Strictly on the troll. If you don't want to spring for a couple, all the boats have them on boat trolling gear.
  293. $

    best wind-on loop for "The Lupe"

    Agree completely----but life would be much easier to just tie a Tony Pena and forget the loop/splice.
  294. $

    Internet on Red Rooster III

    Bandwidth is supplied to the boats in in 2-hour increments. When everyone leaves their appliance on, the bandwidth is used up in only 10-minutes, so the rest of the 2-hour time period is a no-go. The problem isn't the boat's wifi, rather, it's the fact that everyone on board leaves their...
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    If it does not go 200 lbs its not a cow.

    Unless the kid is 6'6", that fish is probably about 140lbs. Clearly there was a whole lot of shit being spewed in the report. On the other hand, it probably wasn't worth making a big public statement about it-----a PM, even a harsh, critical PM would have been sufficient. Better to be asking...
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    Official Report - Intrepid – 8 Day – Ray Jarvis Memorial – 7/9-7/16

    Great news----and you can take part of the credit, along with Gary, JC and the Intrepid crew. Looking forward to seeing all of you next year.
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    Official Report - Intrepid – 8 Day – Ray Jarvis Memorial – 7/9-7/16

    almost forgot Connor----those weren't fin whales we saw on the ride north---they were Baird's Beaked Whales. They breached directly astern and Tom and I could clearly see the long beaks. Short of seeing the beak it looks just like a fin whale.
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    Official Report - Intrepid – 8 Day – Ray Jarvis Memorial – 7/9-7/16

    and so it begins.........................................can't wait to see you all again next July. Great write-up Connor----I vote to grant you tenure in this job.
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    Need advice booking first ever LR trip!

    X2 The Intrepid has the best ride in the fleet, hands down. Having said that, all the larger boats are great operations; all are fishy. There are differences in "culture" among the boats and everyone has to try out multiple boats to find their preferred home.
  300. $

    Ray Jarvis Memorial Trip 10 Day Countdown

    On the other hand, since you won't be with us this year we can tell stories about you----lol
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    Sharks and Long Range Fishing

    Not "terrified" at all, but they do avoid it. Several years ago we hung a partially butchered Galapagos shark of the back of the boat and it was effective in keeping the sharks away for maybe a 50-75 foot radius. Only problem was that your sardine would have to swim further than that-----the...
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    Ray Jarvis Memorial Trip 10 Day Countdown

    The most fun trip of the season. Like going on a road trip with your best friends.
  303. $

    Ray Jarvis Memorial Trip 10 Day Countdown

    Ten more sleeps and off we go. Looking forward to it.
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    For sure this is the most important attribute. LR trips are vacations with fishing thrown in. The welcoming attitude of captain and crew can make any trip a memorable experience regardless of the fishing-----if they treat you like extended family, all the better. And the ugly truth is that LR...
  305. $

    United Composites Rods? Who uses them?

    Ken--I need to talk to you about a couple more---see you in a couple weeks.
  306. $

    booked a trip ?? fish cleaning?? my own where??

    Do yourself a favor and get one of the processors to do your fish and pack it for either transporting it home or airfreight. By the time you filet it all yourself it'll have lost quality; by the time you make it back to Florida you'll have lots of crab bait. False economy to do it yourself.
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    Intrepid - Jarvis Memorial - 30 Days & Counting !!!

    There's a lot of very special people on this trip-----but one more special than others.
  308. $

    Floro or Mono for yellow tail

    Agreed, definitely off the subject.
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    Does this mean that you choose your trip based on where a boat posts its trip info, and not the quality of the operation, the quality of the boat and its ride, the quality of the captain and crew, the quality of the galley? Since each trip is different, why would the previous trips' info matter...
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    United Composite Viper and Invictus 7'6" Review

    One downside to the step-back, wind-forward technique is that I've seen people really get in the way doing it. I agree that it can be very effective, but folks have to always be aware of the "traffic" both behind them and coming down the rail. Done right, go for it----done with blinders on and...
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    United Composite Viper and Invictus 7'6" Review

    I can only comment on the Viper, and after pulling on some decent fish at HB and the buffer zone, I don't think I would ever need anything with more lift ( I do have a number of cows behind me, but not on the Viper). It controlled fish to nearly cow size better than any rod I've ever pulled on...
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    Sharks and Long Range Fishing

    Sharks have existed unchanged for perhaps several hundred million years. To even imagine that they may have "adapted" (this would require changes in allele frequencies) across only a very few generations is unrealistic. The brown sharks (Galapagos shark) that are so abundant around the islands...
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    2016 Albacore...

    Take a deep breath and exhale very slowly Rich----one albacore does not a season make---I wish you'd get them in SoCal, but I wouldn't count on it (or even hold out hope).
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    DePoe Bay fishing heating up

    FV Tacklebuster fished with 20 passengers Saturday morning on a 5hr bottom fishing excursion in a constant heavy rain. In spite of conditions the final tally was 39 lingcod to 22lbs. and a near limit of rockfish. Bottom fishing is definitely on the upswing.
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    Threadfin sculpin------NOT

    that would have been the Mexican rockfish (Sebastes macdonaldi). And they were right, it's one of the very few rockfish that taste bad.
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    Threadfin sculpin------NOT

    I've ben meaning to post this for a long time----finally remembered. Every time I'm on a long trip to Hurricane Bank/Buffer zone we'll catch some of these off the bottom. Almost everyone on board calls them threadfin sculpin, but they aren't sculpin (Cottidae) at all, but actually a scorpion...
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    Tuna off the drone!

    I've got pretty mixed feelings watching this. Really innovative technique and obviously pretty effective. Looks like a blast. On the other hand, at what point is our technological ability going to make fishing a diminished sport. When our ability makes the outcome absolutely predictable...
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    Late Report Newport

    It's not about getting to the bottom. Braid lets you feel the bottom, and more importantly a fish when it bites. Straight mono at 600+ feet will often hide a bite because it stretches so much, and the increased line diameter will have more resistance in any current. Also, straight braid gives...
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    What to know about the Royal Star

    You will catch lots of fish and eat well; on the other hand you might want to rig a seatbelt to strap you in your bunk up in the bow----RS has a lot of motion.
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    New to crimping

    Mostly agree----haywire twist is a good way to go and avoids crimping----hooks on the smaller side seem to work best----my only suggestion is that you go shorter with the wire. A 6" wire is all that's needed provided you engage the spool quickly when one grabs your sardine. The longer the wire...
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    Oldest Long Ranger... when do I quit?

    It's really not a matter of age, but a matter of one's ability to fish without jeopardizing either the trip or another angler's fish. Deckhands generally know who will need quick assistance and jump right in. If an angler feels he/she just doesn't have the mental focus or physical capability...
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    Fish Report - Intrepid - 15 Day - Okuma/Soft Steel - 3/19-4/3

    Fishdog---I felt like you were there----the restored lure got rave reviews. And Fishy got one on it.
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    Fish Report - Intrepid - 15 Day - Okuma/Soft Steel - 3/19-4/3

    Great write-up Connor. Felt like I was there with you the whole time----oh ,yeah, I was----and I had a great time fishing with you, Fishy Sodapop, Ken, Brian, James, Bill, Jerry, and everyone else whose names are escaping me right now. I especially appreciated Fishy taking the time to teach me...
  324. $

    Hooker Intruder XL on eBay

    I can confirm that it works great. Two of those confirmed kills were mine:D
  325. $

    Most Useful Freebies?

    Lots of useful stuff. Hooks, fluoro, mono, t-shirts, hoodies, a nice reel, a beautiful Ken Bush custom wrapped Rainshadow rod, hats, visors, flex-wrap, a monogrammed jacket, Catchy bombs and jigs, JRI jigs, Fishdog jigs and most recently on a SoftSteel 15-day we all got a beautiful Nomad reel...
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    Roll Call Intrepid 15 day ... Soft Steel/Okuma March 19

    See you all at the dock and some of you Friday. Looking forward to this one----have heard nothing but great things about this trip------and I'm sure getting tired of this Oregon winter!
  327. $

    60 lb. IZOR breaking strength

    If you tested the same knot 10 times you'd probably get at least 5-7 different breaking strengths, all ,of which were within a couple/few pounds of each other. It's just natural variation of everything from line to your knot-tying. The fact that all your numbers are close is really encouraging...
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    Circle hooks

    After reading all these posts written by guys I know to be experienced and knowledgeable(and some really good fishermen), I'm not sure whether you all overthink the circle hook question or I seriously underthink it. I used to use ringed mutus almost exclusively, and now use them or trocar...
  329. $

    Free SKB tackle box Model 7200

    Hey Soda: Almost forgot you're on this trip. See you on the 18th. My mom was like that; she'd never sell anything-----always found someone who needed.
  330. $

    PowerPro MaxCuattro-Results? Opinions?

    A whole paragraph in only two words.
  331. $

    Fisherman's Canning

    Just a quick question. Back in early November Fisherman's Canning was only taking a maximum of 150lbs of tuna per angler in trade for cans. They said it was because their freezers were full and they were having trouble finding a buyer. Does anyone know if that problem has been resolved, or do...
  332. $

    Rods and Reels - attach before or on the boat

    Ditto. For many reasons, most prominent that you don't inconvenience everyone else with rods in the galley.
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    Oh where art thou albacore?

    North Pacific albacore are in good shape. Stock assessment shows an SSB (spawning stock biomass) large enough to provide recruitment that would far exceed MSY. The problem for SoCal isn't albacore numbers in the North Pacific, rather it's the distribution of albacore on the west coast and the...
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    Your "Go to" Cow Tuna Hooks and why?

    Just give it a rest. Hook preference is as diverse as preference for beer, women, whatever. If you proclaim absolute knowledge about something like that of course others will disagree. And they might be right----or you. Getting pissed over someone challenging non-data shows more about you...
  335. $

    Sunline Fluorocarbon leader

    I got some a couple months ago--looks ok---gonna try 100lb next month.
  336. $

    Fish Cutters, Who's Fastest?

    Is there another processor besides 5-Star??--just kidding. 5-Star has been top-drawer for me since my first trip in the recent (RSW) era. Others may be just as good, but I would never change a perfect relationship-----they treat me like family and I think of them as family. And they have...
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    Oh where art thou albacore?

    Agree wholeheartedly. Much rather have these other fish than albacore. And I say that even though I can catch them most of the summer here in Oregon where they've been very abundant and consistent all those years they've been absent down south. And don't want to start a shitstorm over their...
  338. $

    Bait on long range

    Virtually impossible to be successful with a cast net in deep water unless bait forced to the top by predators. Some bait is caught with sabiki rigs, others like small tuna, skippies and black skipjack are caught on metal jigs. Flying fish and puffers are caught at night with long handled dip...
  339. $

    The Long Range Character thread.

    someone's really trying to start a shit-storm------lol
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    That pink would be a hot lure-----my vote is to bring it back, and while I'm at it I vote also for the black with pink stripes! When are they going to be available, or should I just count on using Fishy's for the near future?
  341. $


    0830 Monday---just checked Ebay and it's up to $152.50! Wow! Must be serious collectors----even if it is the best wahoo lure in the world you wouldn't risk putting it in the water at that value.
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    Experience with Toro Tamer Hollow Braid?

    Exactly. I've got 700yds of 100 TT (breaking strength about 120) on an EX30. For me that's my 130. Can't imagine ever needing more. Really never worry about capacity; the name of the game is to get hooked up, and the fish don't know, or care, what brand of line you're fishing with.
  343. $

    Trip Cancel

    Not going to argue percentages---but you're correct about union workers. Problem is that unions are being busted all the time now ("right to work"), and with that comes lower wages. Universities replace classified workers (custodial, etc) with contract workers. Pay may or may not be the same...
  344. $

    Can't make up my mind Guadalupe 80/100lb reel

    Whichever reel feels better when mounted on the rod you will use is the one to buy. All the modern reels will easily handle the size YFT at Guadalupe. I can only speak for the HX, and I've already gotten a 173 and a 175 on mine, along with several more in the 100-120 range.
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    Intrepid into a big Wahoo score

    Cheer up Fishy---in MLB a .250 average would be worth 3 million per year.
  346. $

    Intrepid into a big Wahoo score

    Cheer up Fishy---in MLB a .250 average would be worth 3 million per year.
  347. $

    UC Rail Rods

    The Bushman built me a beautiful 76 Viper. The rod is a beast as well as a work of art.
  348. $

    15 day private charter on the Intrepid ... Feb. 10-25... 2 spots open

    Wouldn't I love to join you. I'm sure you'll get a couple to grab these spots.
  349. $

    We lost another good one......

    I'm stunned. He was my roomie last July-----yeah, always had that notable laugh. He was just down in Mexico on a fishing trip. Passed way to soon. RIP Muskie Mike.
  350. $


    I was on the boat when she got it. Her husband hooked it---he was hand feeding line with a salami for bait---she was holding the rod. She crapped out fairly quickly, but to her credit never relinquished the rod that I saw, but her husband (The Chief) was pulling the line so that she could...
  351. $

    Here's you're sign....

    Just a wild-ass guess that it would raise the upper deck by a foot or so, thereby raising the center of gravity, thereby changing the stability-----maybe it doesn't mean anything, but I know there's a heck of a lot that contributes to satisfying the CG stability trials. Anybody out there know...
  352. $

    Perfect starter hook pack by trip?

    I'm not arguing with you here, but for the life of me I can't see any connection between my post and yours. Maybe you meant to reply to someone else? Oh, and yes, I'm happy to spend more for a hook that I have faith in. Anyone else want to chime in on "most cows are done in less than 30...
  353. $

    Perfect starter hook pack by trip?

    A lot of folks would disagree. You're starting out stating that it doesn't make them more effective, and then proposing that there are knots that do the same thing---ie. make a non-ringed hook more effective. By that logic you've now come full circle and essentially said that ringed hooks are...
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    opinion on the wingman thread

    There seems to be two trains of thought that follow. Perhaps the question needs to be re-stated so that we know what a big YFT is. Makes a huge difference in how anyone answers. Just for starters I'm thinking big as over 150#; or as sometimes happens over 100# on either 50# or 40# line.
  355. $

    opinion on the wingman thread

    Very close to zero. Hardly anyone can climb up on the bow to get around the anchor; almost every large tuna in the corner would break off when the line rubbed the hull, hardly anyone would ever get out of a tangle when lines got wrapped and crossed. I've hardly ever seen a large tuna that...
  356. $

    Who's your favorite Wingman?

    Most of these guys are awesome. I've fished four boats and have only seen a couple guys that I wouldn't want around me when on a big fish. For me Sam, Romo, and especially Kevin are the best coaches/managers for a guy fighting a big fish. Sam is the epitome of cool and calm and has great...
  357. $


    I got a 76 Viper this past season and it's an awesome rod.
  358. $

    how does the Interpid do in ruff water?

    Yes, you do have a right to bitch---a very legitimate right to bitch---but you don't have any right to make up bullshit and act out on your anger----grow up.
  359. $

    how does the Interpid do in ruff water?

    That must have been while you were watching thousands of muslims celebrating in the streets of New Jersey, right? The Indy is a great boat---you don't have to throw BS to convince anyone of that.
  360. $

    how does the Interpid do in ruff water?

    And the bulb on the bow limits how high the bow rises in an uphill ride. The best riding boat in the fleet by a wide margin, and whisper quiet.
  361. $

    How relevant is rod length ?

    Sounds like someone isn't happy with the response to his questions. These guys on BD have multiple lifetimes of experience; if you don't care for their input, don't ask the questions. My own input? A 15' rod doesn't belong on a boat when others are fishing.
  362. $

    Need some insight on booking 1st LR trip

    If you haven't fished on a large boat with numerous other folks at the rail, I'd go for the shorter trip and use it as a learning experience. Weaving in and out of folks while fighting a fish, while they are fighting a fish, is something that needs to be learned by experience. Some pick it up...
  363. $

    Intrepid getting em....

    We had it in Oct. Works slick.
  364. $

    customizing bonita style lures?

    Fishdoggary is the master!!
  365. $

    customizing bonita style lures?

    Agree up to a point-----on some days I think color is important---and it may not be the same important color of yesterday, last week, or last year.
  366. $

    Shogun Nov 7 - 12 Guadalupe Report

    Outstanding trip report Mark---glad you had a great trip. You're right about Captain Aaron---he's top drawer!
  367. $

    Intrepid 15 Day - Catchy Tackle - Being the only girl

    Thanks for the slide show and all the pics Nicole. Great job and great to have you share the rail. Next time the cow!!!
  368. $

    Spectra to swivel knot or connection

    On a couple boats I've seen a surgeon loop which is then used to tie a double San Diego. Been using that ever since and never had a problem.
  369. $

    What knot do you use for 100# - 150#

    Tied correctly and snugged a little with the needle-nose pliers, they all work. If any of the above mentioned knots are tied correctly, any failure will be something other than the knot.
  370. $

    Catchy Tackle 15 day .... Intrepid .... Oct. 17 roll call

    See you Friday. Drive safe with the new rig.
  371. $

    Best Floro for Knotting?

    While there are differences in diameter between different brands of fluorocarbon, it really does come down to the particular knot you're tying, and how well you tie that knot.
  372. $

    Phenix Black Diamond 700XH question

    Time to print out your post and leave it where your wife can find it----haha
  373. $

    Depoe Bay lingcod

    Lingcod have been real hot out of Depoe Bay all this week; probably a good time to get some in the freezer before the winter conditions set in. Pic is of the biggest today caught on FV Tacklebuster out of Dockside Charters
  374. $

    Ken Bush 8-Day Pre Departure Dinner

    Have a great trip Ken-----make sure there's a full report on Redbeard's new underwear..........................
  375. $

    Catchy Tackle 15 day .... Intrepid .... Oct. 17 roll call

    Haven't started packing yet, but the list is floating around in my head----been way too busy fishing up here in OR---see you at the dock Soda
  376. $

    After hours Tuna on 12-18 day trips-The Puffers

    The toxin found in puffers is Tetrodotoxin. It's a potent neurotoxin found in most puffers, but also porcupine fish and some others in that Order. It's the same molecule secreted by the skin of rough-skinned newts in the Pacific Northwest. It's what causes folks feasting on fugu to feel...
  377. $

    Long-range: Comfortable sleeping ensemble ??

    I think a better question might be to ask where everyone else would like you to sleep------the answer might be in a lounge chair on the back deck................I'm trying to recover enough from this post to be willing to sleep in a bunk.............................
  378. $

    will el nino affect the 15 day trips?

    I'm much more interested in who you DO trust(beside me of course--haha)-----c'mon Fishy---I wanna hear from the positive side
  379. $

    Word to the wise- First Aid

    Fish "slime" is actually an epidermal layer also containing raging populations of various bacteria. And like dogs, children, etc. their mouths harbor huge numbers of bacteria----any nick from spines, teeth, etc. are susceptible to infection, but developing a dangerous infection is probably more...
  380. $

    26 day roll call Ken Bush custom rods/Intrepid 8day

    What if it lasts longer than four hours?------hahaha
  381. $

    26 day roll call Ken Bush custom rods/Intrepid 8day too
  382. $

    26 day roll call Ken Bush custom rods/Intrepid 8day

    Maybe make it long range and slide on up to Oregon where there are tons of albacore---lol. Hope you guys have great trip John.
  383. $

    Trolling lures bring them or leave them?

    For my 2 cents I'd say bring your favorite 2 yozuri's, but the Intrepid also has lots of boat trolling rods and lures.
  384. $

    best 15 day for a novice who doesnt have gear

    I agree that all the boats are top drawer and have outstanding, helpful crews. And sponsored trips are absolutely the best for a person without all the requisite gear. But I'll take a different tack and say that the most important element to consider is the group of anglers on any particular...
  385. $

    2015-2016 Cow trips booked

    See you there Connor. It's gonna be a hoot.
  386. $

    (PART 2) - 7 day charter

    Basically true, but Roy talks to the Intrepid regularly----not RS
  387. $

    2015-2016 Cow trips booked

    Right back at you Pete---see you in October
  388. $

    2015-2016 Cow trips booked

    I'll see you in Oct and March-----looking forward to sharing the rail with you----gonna have a blast.
  389. $

    Ray Jarvis Memorial 2015 The Movie

    You definitely captured the spirit of the trip Gary----nice job.
  390. $

    Depot Bay questions

    Far, far more than a "little license snafu". Tradewinds owners and several boat captains are facing many counts of some serious charges including racketeering. Although still open, several boats have left. or are leaving Tradewinds, and are now chartering through Dockside Charters. Hard to...
  391. $

    Intrepid - 8 Day - Ray Jarvis Memorial - 7/11-7/18 - Official Report

    Hahaha---we're getting to the point where remembering we were there is a victory
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    Intrepid - 8 Day - Ray Jarvis Memorial - 7/11-7/18 - Official Report

    Excellent report Connor. You've shamed us all by reporting so well, so completely, and almost instantaneously. Thank you.
  393. $

    Intrepid 7 day

    Exactly. My best fishing friends are all guys I've met on the boat over the years.
  394. $

    Intrepid 7 day

    X2 Good advice here.
  395. $

    Jarvis part four

    Thank you Gary!!!
  396. $

    Jarvis part four

    Settle down Marty, settle down---lol
  397. $


    This might be the real reason for taking the trip before ...................just sayin'
  398. $


    And the heavy application of sunscreen---lol
  399. $

    Jarvis part four

    We'll miss you John.
  400. $

    Jarvis part four

    Sorry you'll miss the trip Brad. Just send little Brad in your place----we'll take care of him................hahaha
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    Long Drift for 25-70lb fish on the Intrepid... 6-24 fish report

    Not a minority, but just a different outlook. Your approach is more typical of anglers on short trips who often feel they've got to produce a lot and quickly. On LR you've got time on your side. I'd much rather fish without anxiety with good friends and catch some nice fish at my own pace...
  402. $

    Filet Knive - Sale Alert

    Hi Jon: Ten dollars is a great deal, but I got a Bubba Blade a few months ago and I swear it is the best filet knife I've ever used. Nothing else comes close---been using it regularly and I can't tell if I will ever have to sharpen it---using it on rockfish, lingcod, and halibut---nothing...
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    Pairing the correct rod to the correct reel

    X2. And keep in mind that what is comfortable for one person may not feel right for another. You've got to "feel" it for yourself.
  404. $

    Jarvis part four

    If you bring the shirts.
  405. $

    Zombie Rockfishing for Cows part 2

    Name-calling now over a simple suggestion? Wow! Every time you open your mouth you show the world your polyps!
  406. $

    Zombie Rockfishing for Cows part 2

    You might want to retract your very first post---not a good way to get started.
  407. $

    Jarvis part four

    Is it time for a roll call already? Glad you're back Justin.
  408. $

    Flat Fall Questions

    Fishy---you're relentless!
  409. $

    My Own Rod & Reel

    And they are made here in America------always a factor in my decisions.
  410. $

    What have you wished you didn't forget to bring?

    I did that once too. An 8-day. Turns out you don't need that many paper towels to get dry--lol
  411. $

    Lincoln City fishing opportunities

    Check out Tacklebuster Sportfishing. Go to their facebook page and check out what they've been doing. They charter out of Tradewinds in Depoe Bay, just a few miles south of Lincoln City.
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    I usually use the double uni for spectra to mono, but I'm not familiar with using a uni to tie onto something---can you show me in July?
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    Favorite Long Range boats for 8-10 days or longer.

    I second all the reasons given by Fishy----an I'll add two more: the regulars on the Intrepid (you guys know who you are) are a lot more fun to fish with, and likewise the crew who are a reflection of Captain Kevin Osborne. I've fished on the RP, RR, and RS and have great fishing on all of...
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    World Tuna Purse Seine Organization Agrees To 35% Global Tuna Fishing Reduction

    I agree with this, although it's just a hunch on my part. I think their "market crisis" has to do with prices that are depressed because of harvest that is higher than demand. The cost of running those seiners is probably outpacing the price of tuna. The god news is that tuna are...
  415. $

    8 Day Quiver

    X2 In fact, easily done with almost 100% 30# and 40#.
  416. $

    Glove advice needed

    I'm also one of those guys who just can't get used to gloves. I like flex wrap, but flex-wrap, when sold for fishing, is kinda spendy. On the other hand, if you go on Amazon and search for Dynarex Sensiwrap (same stuff) you'll find a case of 36 rolls for $24.70------roughly 70 cents a roll. I...
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    Braid to top shot ratio

    Don't some 40# mono brands actually test well above 50#?
  418. $

    RIP LR Brother Sam Lewis 4/20/2015

    RIP Sam. You're still one of the good guys.
  419. $

    CXViper76 Rail Rod - A game changer from UC

    Ken-how would one of those look with the same wraps as my Rainshadow?
  420. $

    spring 8 day or fall 8 ?

    Most years I'd recommend Fall trip. In warm water years like this year you'd likely do as well for less $$ in the early season.
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    Let's see some old Wahoo Trolling Lures

    Tried earlier, but no responses yet. Got this baby about 30 years ago and it's caught dozens of wahoo---each leaving a mark! I have no recollection of what its name was. Anybody out there remember these that can tell me anything about it. The gouges are periodically filled with epoxy and...
  422. $

    Marine forcast

    X2 Passage weather is pretty darn accurate...............
  423. $

    Okuma Soft Steel 15 Day - it's almost that time

    Have a great trip Soda----wish I was going out with you guys---on the other hand I have a brand new granddaughter---hopefully next year.
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    Let's see some old Wahoo Trolling Lures

    I've got a pair of the ones at the bottom. One of them was red on the back, fading to pink and then pearl, with mackerel stripes. It was always my go-to wahoo lure. Anybody know the history of them? They're solid unlike the hard foam used in yozuri. Only drawback was having to go to the...
  425. $

    Toy box

    X2 Much too nice to ever bring onto a boat. Enjoy it Jon.
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    What can be used to prevent sliding egg sinker sliding down to the hook?

    Just tie a short piece of fluoro (or mono) to the end of the line with a seaguar knot. It's an off-center knot and will prevent the slider from going any further. Remember to have the slider "upstream" from the knot before tying---lol---yeah, I've done that!
  427. $

    CXViper76 Rail Rod - A game changer from UC

    Says the master of empathy. To quote Javier: Ouchhhhh!
  428. $

    CXViper76 Rail Rod - A game changer from UC

    Gary---bring one of these in July. I want to feel what it's like to pull on it. Maybe more work for Ken.
  429. $

    CXViper76 Rail Rod - A game changer from UC

    Fishy's only got two arms---maybe I can use the second while he's hooked up-----?
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    Intrepid nail the Wahoo

    Having to wait for July is killing me.
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    Fred Hall Show Long Beach

    Have a great time in the "candy store" Soda Pop. One of these days I'll have to make it down there, but it's a long way from Oregon just to go shopping.
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    Dolphin motel

    Sorry, but don't know to quote more than one post, or I would have included his rip on you. Wasn't warranted----on the other hand you did make it political and sure sounded angry.
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    Dolphin motel

    Reset Time! Politics and anger makes no sense in the Dophin thread. Just like it brings nothing but ill will on a boat. Getting back to what's important, I drive straight through from Oregon and get in at SD before dawn. Folks at the Dolphin always get me into a room by 9AM so I can shower...
  434. $

    Spectra Lifespan?

    X2, but maybe because I'm lazy. I've only gotten to see my spool a few times, and by dumb luck didn't lose any of those fish. I admire guys that put so much care and effort into their line------on the other hand some of it might also be over-thinking a problem that doesn't exist. If it really...
  435. $

    Dolphin motel

    Dolphin's rates vary with season and with events in San Diego. For example, the rates more than double for the week of Comic-con (however it's spelled). They're just going with the rest of the hotels---they all do it. Makes sense to make the money when the occupancy rates are high and there...
  436. $

    Tackle Bag Recommendation?

    On the RS they'd better be tied down---lol
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    Opinions on fuel surcharge or not

    Can't believe this has gone on---seemingly forever. The bottom line is that everything about the business of fishing is irrational. Whether you talk about the cost of recreational fishing, or the income from commercial fishing, it's generally not cost-effective. That because fishing is a...
  438. $

    A2Z Surface Iron - New Paint Job

    Is this where the "kinky" begins?-----but Gary does superb jig painting, too.----haha
  439. $

    What is the accepted cost for whole YFT for tax purpose

    I'd encourage everyone to donate fish to any worthwhile group, friends, etc. Lots of folks have no access to fish we catch, or insufficient income to afford it. I don't know about some of you, but I fish because I love it, and in part because I enjoy the company of many of the good friends...
  440. $

    Intrepid broke again

    Almost makes a guy wish for the Bieber designation to return-------or maybe just "douche"??
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    boat reccomendations

    All the long-range boats catch fish. The captains are all pretty fishy. They all have bonanza trips and they all have the occasional tough trip. The major difference is in the comfort level of the boats. Some are more spacious and have a much better ride. A few, quite frankly, are...
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    Intrepid 14 day on the way

    Huh?? Is there a point here?
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    Intrepid 14 day on the way

    Sorry the weather affected the trip Soda. At least you were fishing with an outstanding group of stand-up guys. Have a nice trip back--hope you load up on lings for Mrs. Pop. If not, see me in Oregon---I can probably fix you up.
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    Hopkins question

    I've fished the same way without mishap, although I prefer to have some kind of ring. I've used owner split rings (heavy duty) without problems, but kinda think a welded ring might be better. Since I'm not set up for welding rings I'll stick with split rings unless someone can convince me...
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    This forum is losing its appeal.

    We go LR fishing to have a great time and catch some fish. There's no place for politics of either persuasion on a fishing boat.
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    Opinions on fuel surcharge or not

    Another angry rant from the guy who consistently thinks he's the smartest guy on the forum------if anyone doubts my assessment, just go to the Oregon section and read all the angry, argumentative posts from this source. Seems like the off season doesn't provide sufficient release. Not...
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    Planning a 2015 LR trip?... DON'T do the math, just go!

    If you have to analyze every part of the cost of a LR trip, then you shouldn't even be considering it. A guy worrying about the cost is just setting himself up for anxiety----maybe a scratch-bite trip, maybe no cows on the bank, maybe Alijos is a dead zone. Any of it can happen and then the...
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    Opinions on fuel surcharge or not

    Yes, they probably read posts on BD, and that's exactly why they stay well away from ever entering these discussions. The nature of BD and other similar sites is that whatever side someone takes on an issue, there's gonna be angry replies just itching for a fight. Nobody needs that, especially...
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    Roll call... Intrepid limited load... 14 day.... Jan. 9.... westcoastfishing

    Have a great trip guys----let the pictures say it all.
  450. $

    Opinions on fuel surcharge or not

    Actually the airlines aren't making all those windfall millions (YET). They all have long term contracts and are pretty much locked into paying much higher prices for fuel than anyone who doesn't have the long term deal. I'm sure they will catch up, but not yet.
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    Live Bait Wahoo Hooks?

    Can't agree more about the short wire. I've been telling guys for years about that. Watched an underwater video from off of the keys where wahoo (a bunch of them)were being chummed to a boat with live bait (some kind of tropical herring). Every bait was snatched immediately. Then a hooked...
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    Happy New Year to all..... 2015

    The way it should be. Right back at ya Soda. Hope you start off a great new year with a fantastic trip (on the 9th, right?). And while I'm at it, best wishes for a fantastic next year to all the BD'ers that I know and fish with.
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    My personal best on Intrepid - report and slideshow :)

    One of the best trip-slide shows I've seen. Maybe it was the music. Great stuff. Congrats on your PB and first wahoo.
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    Merry Christmas everyone!

    Agreed. Best wishes for all LR's for a wonderful holiday and an even better next year.
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    Let see you best yellowtail

    By your own research you've shown that they are the same species. The third latin name is the subspecific (or sometimes called the variety) name.
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    Live Bait Wahoo Hooks?

    Most wahoo seminars on LR boats contain the message to fish J hooks for wahoo, but there's never a compelling reason offered as to why. In my experience there's no such thing as a hook that won't catch a wahoo, and I've caught quite a few on both J- and circle hooks. What I have noticed over a...
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    Roll call... Intrepid limited load... 14 day.... Jan. 9.... westcoastfishing

    At least you've got your priorities straight Soda---haha
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    Roll call... Intrepid limited load... 14 day.... Jan. 9.... westcoastfishing

    You might have also mentioned that the captain doesn't invite assholes to come back...haha. Great post Gary! I wish I was fishing with you guys----I'm envious, but hope you guys hook up big ones 'til you're too tired to go back to the rail. Can't wait to here about how all the new jigs work.
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    Intrepids 10 Day Report???

    If by "them" you mean the Intrepid, the jokes on you. Almost all the boats (or more correctly, the captains) talk fairly regularly. While they usually don't reveal the "hot bite" to anyone else until ready to leave, they help each other out pretty regularly. There are exceptions, one boat in...
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    Intrepids 10 Day Report???

    Fascinating thread------just wondering why nobody seems to want to rip other LR boats when they have a stinker of a trip. There's a lot more going on here than criticizing this particular trip, and I know from experience. I've been on other boats and experienced both bonanzas and stinkers on...
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    Let see you best yellowtail

    Night bite at Alijos.
  462. $

    Fishing Pliers Comparison

    As much as I respect channel locks as a quality tool, I find I'd rather just have a boomerang tool handy---best spectra cutter I've found------and very small.
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    So, with the price of gas/diesel going down.....

    I think the younger generations may be more constrained by wages that never seem to increase rather than costs of trips increasing. What doesn't increase in price? I remember getting candy bars for a nickel and good humor ice cream for fifteen cents. And gas cost 19 cents a gallon then too...
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    Intrepid on the Big Fish

    I should---hard to leave here in the Winter. But I'll try to do it sometime down the road. Always enjoy fishing with you guys.
  465. $

    Intrepid on the Big Fish

    X2 Way to go Soda.
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    Intrepid Oct. 17 - Nov 1 ... 15 day ..... Start of the Cow season

    I was there and I'd sure like to know who your malcontent buddy was. I have only a couple of guesses 'cause most everybody was perfectly okay with a good time on a great vessel. The RRIII also left the bank cause fishing had tanked!! Kevin saved their trip by telling Cates to not bother...
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    Roll call ..... Intrepid 15 day ..... Oct. 17

    All packed and ready to go. Supposed to start raining up here in Oregon on Tuesday and I head south on Wednesday. Soda--see you at the Dolphin on Thursday.
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    Melton Tackle

    This story never made it up here in Oregon where I live. Can someone provide an abridged version---no need to take sides, just a short re-cap?
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    Most Helpful

    And don't forget that Fishdoggary brings awesome music. Should have been a DJ (Gary---do you do weddings?)
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    Intrepid Oct. 17 - Nov 1 ... 15 day ..... Start of the Cow season

    He's gone back to school. Might occasionally do a trip, but moving on.....................
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    Most Helpful

    There are so many guys that have helped me over the last few years. Several captains and crew members: Kevin on the Intrepid, Aaron when he was with RP, ........................The one fellow that goes out of his way to share knowledge without even being asked is Fishy. When I first met him I...
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    Intrepid Oct. 17 - Nov 1 ... 15 day ..... Start of the Cow season

    Fishy----you have to go on vacation from fishing? X2 on Soda Pop
  473. $

    BD biggest asshole poll

    How about a new poll to see if anyone believes this or not---hahahahahaha
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    Intrepid Oct. 17 - Nov 1 ... 15 day ..... Start of the Cow season

    I've fished with Soda Pop a number of times-----I can attest----hell, I can guarantee it is exuberance and excitement on his part. He's a stand-up guy with the shortest frame and the biggest heart on the boat----every time----hands down.
  475. $

    BD biggest asshole poll

    He's a toon----lol
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    Ken and Rodless on Intrepid Report

    A great way to start any trip. Hope you guys rack 'em up every day out.
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    BD biggest asshole poll

    Actually it's something kinda opposite that. Alex is a toon. Remember the movie "Roger Rabbit"? You could identify a toon because they couldn't help themselves and has to complete that simple "dum dum ta dum dum.................." Well, Alex is a toon because he can't help himself. He has...
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    BD biggest asshole poll

    X2 Unlike most assholes this Alex creep seems to fuel his masturbatory urges by ripping folks online as well as privately. The only positive I can conjure up for him is that he's willing to advertise his mental defect. I think his PM to me a while back was one of the most vile and truly...
  479. $

    The bean truce.

    Is there a reason why you've brought your problem to the forum---lol
  480. $

    Intrepid Oct. 17 - Nov 1 ... 15 day ..... Start of the Cow season

    See you at the dock Soda Pop. Who else do we have returning----time to chime in.
  481. $

    Improve Albright connection with mono to flouro

    Yes---that's why you only use it to tie on a few feet of fluorocarbon. You don't want the seaguar knot going through guides at high speed 'cause it'll take a few with it. Likewise, it often would jam at the tip if trying to reel it through. The problem is that it is an off-center knot rather...
  482. $

    Choosing a 15/16 day trip

    Does "Tim Ekstrom" and "short story" ever belong in the same paragraph?
  483. $

    Albacore on the Excel

    Tacklebuster out of Depoe Bay. They operate through Depoe Bay Tradewinds. The cleanest 50' Delta you've ever fished from. Great operation. We're usually (not always) the high boat on the tuna grounds. And for the other question, an albacore is a species of tuna no longer found in SoCal, but...
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    Albacore on the Excel

    A lot of excitement for a single, hopelessly lost albacore. Up here on the Oregon Coast they're thick as flies. This was last Friday's catch and we left about 2 acres of them foaming after post-larval anchovies.
  485. $

    Circle hook Comparision

    Isn't that because one is a 3/0 and the other a 4/0?
  486. $

    Shameless 5 Star Plug!

    How about cynical AND live in Oregon?
  487. $

    Small day belt

    X2 Izorline belt is perfect and lightweight
  488. $

    Intrepid build question

    Must have been something to do with moon phases---uh-oh---here comes a shitstorm--hahaha
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    Moon Phase

    I can't help but think that a hell of a lot of people witnessed an apple falling from a tree before Newton deduced far more than most concerning gravity. Not everyone sees things the same way, or for that matter is as perceptive as others. That's why all of us benefit from discussions with...
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    Moon Phase

    Pretty much a topic where everyone is correct to a point. Tides and currents are greater around the full moon and around the new moon. This is important since most marine organisms are active, or reproduce in synchrony with these stronger tides/currents. Many fish species spawn only once each...
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    Potential NOAA Bluefin Ban

    Although they report a decline in landings, they don't anywhere report CPUE (Catch per unit effort); this is just as important as total catch. There is mention of 197 boats in the fishery in earlier years (80's and 90's), but only mention of 6 small purse seiners after that. Makes it very hard...
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    Potential NOAA Bluefin Ban

    A pretty multi-faceted problem. Just to pre-emptively turn aside harsh comments, I don't believe a ban on fishing BFT in US waters is justified. The recreational catch is a drop in the bucket compared to the net pens (probably even one net pen) in Mexican waters. The concern about breeders is...
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    What do you do with white seabass stones?

    Finally stopped laughing---Fishy, I hope your wife never gets to even glance at that line. (Miss you guys already)
  494. $

    Intrepid - 8 Day - Ray Jarvis Memorial - 7/12-7/19

    Funniest post of the year! I closed my eyes and imagined the greeting----"Welcome to Walmart; what the f%#k do you want?
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    Intrepid - 8 Day - Ray Jarvis Memorial - 7/12-7/19

    Great report Connor. Let me be the first to nominate you for the job----permanently---lol. We had a great trip; a reunion of guys who know how to have a great time whatever is thrown our way. I'm already looking forward to seeing you all next year.
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    Its Getting close!!!!

    The truck is loaded----now it's just 1020 miles of cruise control on I-5 tomorrow. See you guys Friday evening.
  497. $

    Strange Catches on Long Range Trips

    You oughta believe those guys at the aquarium 'cause they are correct. It is a prickly shark. And I only see one dorsal fin AND a raised area just posterior where there likely was a second. Wouldn't even venture a guess what happened to it, but the base is there. We have a western gray...
  498. $


    FISHY----haven't you heard? Sherpas are taking the year off and refusing to take climbers up the mountain----or maybe JC and Gary haven't heard-----Oops.
  499. $

    Strange Catches on Long Range Trips

    Most likely the Neon flying squid (Ommastrephes bartramii)
  500. $

    Strange Catches on Long Range Trips

    Actually, no I don't. The Blunt nose six gill shark has a single dorsal fin. In addition its range is primarily in higher latitudes (but admittedly not entirely). The sharks pulled from depth at HB (I've seen two of them now) have a pair of almost evenly sized dorsal fins placed far back on...
  501. $

    Ok Southern Oregon...

    Just saw a report from a reliable source that there were tuna within 40 miles of Depoe Bay. A local caught 29 in 4 hours.
  502. $

    Jig heads and hooks for swimbaits?

    2oz. and 3oz. will work fine. 5/0 hook is fine too.
  503. $


    I got a pair of Costa 580 last year--love 'em. I'm sure all the major brands are equally excellent. I just happened to get the Costa's (Hammerhead frame in "Driftwood), and they are perfect for me.
  504. $

    Its Getting close!!!!

    Welcome back Soda Pop. I'll be at the Dolphin also. See you there.
  505. $

    Its Getting close!!!!

    I'm saddened. Lou was a neat guy.
  506. $

    Strange Catches on Long Range Trips

    I wonder how many names this beast has with LR guys. Once again that is the prickly shark.
  507. $

    Strange Catches on Long Range Trips

    Got to thinking about oddballs I've caught down below. A cottonmouth jack on a sabiki at Clarion, and a pacific tripletail off a kelp somewhere off of the ridge. Both now reside in the Oregon State University fish collection.
  508. $

    Strange Catches on Long Range Trips

    What you're calling a cow shark is actually the prickly shark---Echinorhinus cookei
  509. $

    When to buy an annual Mexican Fishing Permit???

    Sometimes being intelligent and educated means you have to accept whatever system; however fluid or even corrupt it may be; in another country. Hell, you even have to accept corrupt local sheriffs in the SE in this country and pay the speeding ticket. There's lots of things in this world that...
  510. $

    Its Getting close!!!!

    Are you top or bottom---lol
  511. $

    Its Getting close!!!!

    I'll get there early the day before; staying at the Dolphin. If there's a plan for that evening, post it here and I'll find it. Looking forward to fishing with all you guys again.
  512. $

    El Nino What's the deal....

    Built on a false premise. This all began with the industrial revolution, primarily in Europe, that relied on burning of coal. On top of that there was considerable biomass burning in industry (remember wood -fueled steel mills? (I saw the last one as a college student in Ohio back in 1966)...
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    Depoe Bay or Newport? June 23-25

    Hey Chris: First off, I really appreciate your LR weather reports. I live here in OR, but do 3 trips each year in SD; your reports are often helpful and timely. I'm glad to be able to give you some advice in return. Almost all the boats on the OR coast can have a mix of tourists and...
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    Fishing fitness?

    Jon---don't know why I didn't think of this sooner. I know you're a sports guy and a b-ball junkie---I'm sure you've heard of the way some latin baseball players toughen their hands. They piss on them. Let me know how it works out--lol.
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    Are you booked on any summer trips? What do you like about them?

    The Ray Jarvis trip on the Intrepid. This'll be my third year----hands down the best overall group of guys to fish, BS, or just hang out with for 8 days. Fishy, Soda Pop, Wildman, Redbeard, JFogg, Boltar----and all the other screen names I can't remember. See you in a month.
  516. $

    Fishing fitness?

    And I thought it was the chicken feet
  517. $

    Fishing fitness?

    Absolutely the best, most germane advice on this thread. Just close your eyes and imagine fighting a large fish and what motions you go through. Everything is either with the legs, back, or a pulling motion with arms/back. While it sure helps to have hand strength (forearm grip exercise)...
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    San Diego Bait Barge ever move?

    Hahaha----I was wondering where this post went. In my confusion I'd thought I'd posted on the "One Tip" thread, and then hadn't a clue why it never showed up. Didn't think it important enough to take the time to do it again (who knows where the second would have wound up!). And then my...
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    El Nino What's the deal....

    Climate scienists focus on Carbon dioxide because it is so abundantly produced by burning of biomass and fossil fuels. They also focus on it because it is a greenhouse gas. In the 1800's a Sedish chemist by the name of Svante Arrhenius provided a hypothesis, and I believe calculations as well...
  520. $

    San Diego Bait Barge ever move?

    Since when does Soda Pop keep secrets---he does whatever he can to help anyone. My tips: 1. Don't be "that guy" 2. Leave politics on land 3. If you can't smoothly hook your bait in about 2 seconds, practice on dead ones over and over on the ride to the first...
  521. $

    Scopace - Rx Seasick Med

    Well, you're sure going to like your dog even better now. Your body doesn't think it's being "poisoned". Haven't a clue where that came from, but keep in mind that if we spin you 'til you puke it's roughly the same thing---an inner ear problem that your brain can't resolve. Similar to effects...
  522. $

    Scopace - Rx Seasick Med

    Kinda wrong about that. Yes, the capsules don't dissolve in your mouth, but it doesn't matter because it dissolves in your stomach. Consult an anatomy text---the stomach is only a swallow and a few seconds away from your mouth. The capsules still have an approximate 20 minute induction time...
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    Spectra color

    Funny you should say that. One trip there was a fellow from Florida who showed up with brand new red spectra. He'd never fished fly-line bait before and had no feel for it. Tangled everyone on the boat and gave the deckhands fits with macrame' in red. Couple weeks after the trip he emails...
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    Spectra color

    Absolutely true. For whatever reason it seems like green, blue, or red spectra gets in more tangles. It may only be perception, or perhaps because deckhands have to spend more time getting tangles out, but colored spectra always means less fishing time for everyone on the boat. Green seems...
  525. $

    Scopace - Rx Seasick Med

    Another source of scopace (0.4 mg Scopalomine hydrobromide) is Steven's Pharmacy in Costa Mesa. The process is real simple; just get your doctor to give you the prescription (nowadays usually a computer print-out sheet) and fax it to Steven's Pharmacy. Then call them to give them the...
  526. $

    El Nino What's the deal....

    It may (or may not) be too terribly important for fishing other than to displace fish into areas they might not have been in. Most pelagics spend most of their time at depth where the water is cooler anyway-----even wahoo. Where El Nino might be very important is in survivorship of the spawn...
  527. $

    Pink Fluoro

    Fishy always wins the raffle!!! That's one of Newton's Laws. About tuna in the dark. There's a couple things to consider. First, notice how large a tuna's eye is. They are adapted to seeing in very low light levels; much less light than a human can see in. They achieve this by pooling...
  528. $

    Pink Fluoro

    There's two parallel threads running here: fish vision and fluorocarbon diameter. I rely on all you guys for expertise on the specs of the material, but here's some info on fish vision. Cones are for "daylight vision", including color vision if the species has visual pigments that allow it...
  529. $

    Fishermans Processing- New ownership.

    Would love to see Paul Harvey's take on this thread.
  530. $

    Wahoo bombs---part 2---for adults

    Please everyone----don't make this another shitstorm. A simple statement of fact is that Capn Jimmy's bombs work real well. But I got to see Brad's bullet bombs (designed by Ron Huth) in action this year and they are off-the-chart fishy for wahoo. On the same trip the Catchy bombs were great...
  531. $

    Ray Jarvis trip on the Intrepid

    Why a PM JC? I'm not embarrassed to tell you publicly that I wear a large....................or even an extra large in a pinch. For all you returners, I'm glad you'll be back.
  532. $

    Ray Jarvis trip on the Intrepid

    Glad you'll be there soda pop. Looking forward to fishing with you again.
  533. $

    Ray Jarvis trip on the Intrepid

    Fishy needs to eat more fish and lay off the chicken feet (bad for memory) We caught a bunch of wahoo last year with several guys getting their first hoo. X2 on the quality of guys on this trip. A fun group and a stellar group. And a great chartermaster when his memory is working--haha. See...
  534. $

    Fishing and conditions in late June/early July

    The charter with the best halibut catch record operating out of Depoe Bay is Tacklebuster captained by Jeurgen Turner. They book through Tradewinds Charters. Tacklebuster is a 50' Delta---fast and immaculately maintained. If conditions are rough you'd appreciate the size and stability. In...
  535. $

    intrepid Mar 21-April 5

    Hey----I thought you told me they were a basic food group!
  536. $

    intrepid Mar 21-April 5

    Kyle is absolutely the best. Can't help think that negative comments are driven by other (you haters know who you are)concerns.
  537. $

    Favor Needed

    Jon-------that's ba-aa-aa-aad
  538. $

    The Saltydawg EXCEL 15 Day live on the water report

    They should light up any day now as you get close to the dark of the moon.
  539. $

    Thinking of getting on a 10 day trip off the Intrepid in oct/ nov

    The so-called "code group" is not what most of you think it is. There's only a couple of hard core exceptions (or maybe hard-on exceptions?); most of the boats interact pretty regularly regardless of the silly notion of code group and non-code group.
  540. $

    Get your Flu Shot

    Bieberman------how about you expand your outlook a little and let us know how you feel about the Flat Earth Society, or perhaps about how the planets, sun and stars revolve around the Earth. And while you're at it, how about your secret aluminum foil hat that prevents aliens from reading your...
  541. $

    Excel 15 day... Salty Dawg Custom Rods ....Almost ready

    Yeah, we shove off on the 28th, so leave us a few fish--lol
  542. $

    Excel 15 day... Salty Dawg Custom Rods ....Almost ready

    Have a great trip Soda Pop. Post reports when you can.
  543. $

    Whats up with Seeker

    When the rod is made in USA by American workers and it is a premium rod, I'm happy to pay "premium". If it's made in China, let them sell it at Walmart.
  544. $

    Wahoo Live Bait

    X2 The shorter the better.
  545. $

    Wahoo lure help please

    Look great to me----what's with treble hooks?
  546. $

    Wahoo lure help please

    Donna/Fishy----------------if you get some jigs painted orange, use a nail head to make perfectly round spots. Select the size spot you want and get nails with heads to suit (roofing nails make nice big spots). Just dip the nail head in black paint and carefully press onto jig surface. Can't...
  547. $

    RP coming in early-filled the boat

    I've been on that trip. First off, the guys on that trip only (repeat, ONLY) want to fish for cows. That's okay because it is their trip and it is almost exclusively the same group year after year. Add to that one or two guys who don't even put in time at the rail, but simply emerge to fish...
  548. $

    When to fish for Bluefin

    The few days leading up to full moon, and the few days around the new moon are generally the best.
  549. $

    Rolling dwn on the Intrepid ..... 14 day

    So far nothing more than innuendo, supposition, and wild-ass guessing for the sole purpose of stirring the pot. First trying to imagine individuals and then casting aspersion on the boat? Donna is just about the only factual message in this entire stream. Y'all need to get a life and enjoy...
  550. $

    Light line rig for wahoo bait fishing?

    Often you don't have to drop down to 27# wire if you shorten the wire. They can be sensitive to length of wire, perhaps even more than diameter. My favorite is an MXL on 700M, 50lb braid and 30# izor topshot. Hook doesn't seem to matter as long as it's sharp, but circles do seem to keep you...
  551. $

    MXJ Raptor for 50 lb?

    Yes, it'll handle it just fine. I have nearly 500yds of 50lb JB solid on mine. Fish it with 40lb izor blue topshot. Handled a 99.6lb YFT easily---it was the rod that struggled a little lifting the critter (700M).
  552. $

    Rolling dwn on the Intrepid ..... 14 day

    Have a great trip Soda Pop. Keep checking in---I'm always interested in your observations.
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    Global Warming

  554. $

    Global Warming

    Jon: Global warming is a misnomer. It's simply climate change, and over 30 years ago one of the primary predictions of the climate change models was that we would experience more rapid swings in weather conditions and with greater amplitude------you've just described it in spades!
  555. $

    Which rod for the AVET MXJ & MXL

    X2 Very good balance and will handle respectable fish
  556. $

    25# line on MXL or MXJ...too much?

    I once fished an entire 8-day trip with only an MXL 50lb spectra, 30lb mono. Got YT to 40lb and YFT to 45. No problem. The reel can take a lickin'. It's the perfect reel for 25 or 30#.
  557. $

    One of my fav places

    Truly a calendar shot Jon. Thanks for sharing. I can just sit and stare at it. Hope you and family have a great holiday season.
  558. $

    10 day trip heavy rigs 30&50VSX

    The VSX are good to go right out of the box----and likely to be overkill for a trip in that time-frame, except as a trolling rig for wahoo.
  559. $

    Visiting Orgeon Jan 1 - 7, fishing opportunities/advice? Please help.

    Assuming weather allows, lingcod and rockfish are the only show on the ocean. Lingcod has been off-the-chart tremendous out of Depoe Bay and should be that way anytime the weather allows boats to fish from now through March/April. Google Tacklebuster Sportfishing facebook for a look at what's...
  560. $

    HX Raptor vs Talica II

    Since both are fine reels, I'd think the "Made in USA" would also have some importance. It guides a lot of my decisions. I have all Avets and love every one of them, including two raptors.
  561. $

    FINALLY !!!!! The NEW Intrepid jacket will be available SOON

    I must be asleep at the wheel. I don't think I've ever seen the Intrepid jacket, or perhaps never paid attention because they didn't have them in the office. Do you have a picture----or better yet, is it anywhere on their website? (why the f%#k don't I just go look, right?---I'm on my way...
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    318# on the Intrepid

    Exactly why we enjoy fishing with you Sodapop---outstanding angler and prince of a guy. Glad you guys had a great trip.
  563. $

    Pulled The Trigger - Seaguar/Hightower 2014

    Yeah, and I guess that makes us all pushers----or at least enablers--lol. x2 on Fishy's asse3sment of the Intrepid.
  564. $

    Changing Hotel ... Going to try a new hotel

    The free week's parking is only during the off-season. You need to check with the folks at the Dolphin for the exact dates. During the summer tourist season they don't have that parking option because they're booked solid as a general rule. They're great folks there; sure, the rooms are...
  565. $


    Are you saying that anytime the Mexican authorities impose an additional fee that wasn't figured into the price of your trip that the boat owner should eat the cost?? Trip prices are figured with all those "extras" included in the price. Why should the boat owner not collect those visa fees...
  566. $

    Wahoo live bait rig question

    Length of wire should depend upon how aggressive they are attacking bait. Once they begin getting shy, shorten the wire to only 6". You'll lose a few, but most will be handled by the shorter wire, assuming you don't let them swim too long with the sardine. Drag needs to be engaged virtually...
  567. $

    #1 Raider jig for Wahoo?

    Or maybe just tie you in knots laughing at us?
  568. $

    Intrepid 15 day ... Oct 4 ... Roll call ...

    Looking forward to fishing with you again---see you on the 4th.
  569. $

    Ray Jarvis MemorialIntrepid Trip 2014; Who's On?

    Oh, but we will get to know you---won't we Fishy----there'll be no secrets by the time we get back to the the way, will you be bringing yellow nailpolish?
  570. $

    YFT versus BFT

    YFT hands down, although to be fair I haven't caught many BFT and only to 84lbs (on 40#). BFT provide a nice fight, but it seems to me they're not nearly as relentless as YFT, especially considering fish of nearly equal size. Not completely sure if size of tail is a critical variable since...
  571. $

    Excel Gallagher Trip

    Jon: I think this idea will make you a wealthy man.................................
  572. $

    RSW on a 10 day

    Not true. RSW is opened up 8 days out. If one of the LR boats actually freezes until 5 days out you could do us a favor and name the boat so that people serious about having only RSW could avoid that operation.
  573. $

    Depoe Bay tuna

    They were roughly 35 miles and out.
  574. $

    Depoe Bay tuna

    Tuna on the chew out of Depoe Bay. Captain JT on the Tacklebuster scored 35 yesterday and left them biting a couple hours early. Returned today and scored 70! The fish are there. Surface temp is an almost unheard of 67.5 degrees. Great boat and great crew!
  575. $

    Ken Bush Custom Rods... Intrepid 10 day Sept 23, Spots Available..

    What everyone else said! Fished two trips with Bushman---great guy to fish with and the timing is perfect. And the boat is a dream ride. Would go if I wasn't going on a 15-day in October.
  576. $

    Long Range Plane

    So this is what an old-guy crush looks like in writing----lol
  577. $

    LR prices went up next year

    Intrepid is somewhere in the neighborhood of 3.2 gallons per mile---more in rough seas or into the current. Other boats are likely more (RP, Excel, Indy?), and others a little less. Fuel cost is huge (and bait, food, salaries, dockage, office.......). Try going to any big city (SF, NY......)...
  578. $

    RRIII wi-fi

    Absolutely. WIFI is a double edged sword. It allows everyone to communicate with home or business and that's good. On the other hand it just creates more cellphone zombies who no longer communicate with the other fishermen (and women) on board. It was pretty obvious on a couple recent trips...
  579. $

    50 lb. Live Bait Reel

    Absolutely---I've also got an LX raptor--- it's lightweight, smooth, and has tremendous power.
  580. $

    Intrepid got em good today

    Beyond threadjack----more like Major Frank Burns shouting "hey, what about me, what about me?" It's great they got into them and everyone is surely happy to hear of it---but please just be a grownup and start your own thread!
  581. $

    TRIP REPORT-2nd Annual Ray Jarvis Memorial/Gumba Lounge/Fishybuzz Trip on FV Intrepid

    Mike M is actually Marty M (aren't you glad you accepted this responsibility?) Thanks for doing this JC.
  582. $

    Ray Jarvis Memorial

    And I thought JC had a better grasp of what really is important.
  583. $

    Ray Jarvis Memorial Part Duex:

    Welcome aboard Ken---glad you're going to make it this year.
  584. $

    Ray Jarvis Memorial Part Duex:

    All packed and ready to'll be good to share a rail with you guys again.
  585. $


    Point of Information---JB is based in Oregon.
  586. $

    I'm happy

    That's great news Jon. Couldn't happen for a more deserving guy. Y'know, there's a bunch of trips leaving the dock in the next month. Just sayin...........................................haha. Hope to share a rail with you again.
  587. $

    Ray Jarvis Memorial Part Duex:

    Sodapop---If I ever win the lottery I'll join you on all of them. Now that I got your attention maybe some of the other guys will jump in and lean on you--haha
  588. $

    Ray Jarvis Memorial Part Duex:

    I'm all in!! Who's bringin' the yellow nail polish this year? Hey Sodapop----what's one more trip...................Lookin' forward to seeing you guys again.
  589. $

    An interesting read about one persons observation of sharks....

    Don't need cable leader at all. You hook so many of them, and a lot of them are lip hooked. Have to fight them all the way to the boat to get a cut-off. Once or twice--fun. Any more than that is a lost hook and a waste of time and a good bait.
  590. $

    Intrepid Loftus Martin Short Report

    Hey Sodapop: See you in October.
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    Intrepid Loftus Martin Short Report

    Outhouse, you're much more than a bean counter. How about a deceptively good fisherman and basketball junkie. Don't know about Jerry and the "geek" thing. I could never get him to either confirm or deny----and knew if he ever did I would have to be disposed of--hahaha. You guys were a class...
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    Intrepid Loftus Martin Short Report

    All I can say is that some of you guys recover a lot faster than me----on the other hand I had a 17-hour marathon drive getting home to Corvallis. I can't add very much to what's been said. It wasn't that there weren't any fish to be had, it was just that the sharks were so thick we couldn't...
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    Intrepid May 11 trip

    In all likelihood we will fish for squid (perhaps several times) on the way down. More often than not we can find whatever we need. All we need is moonless night.
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    2012 Ray Jarvis Memorial Trip - Intrepid "Late Report"

    Definitely looking forward to seeing you guys again. Great article.
  595. $

    Coastal/Islands/Long Range Weather Update 5/1

    Thanks Chris. Your reports are excellent and much appreciated.
  596. $

    Family Trip 1st wk of June

    June 1, 6, 7, and 8 are halibut dates. You usually need to make a reservation to get a spot.
  597. $

    Family Trip 1st wk of June

    Ryan: You can't go wrong fishing out of Depoe Bay---only about 10 miles north of Newport. Tacklebuster operates out of Tradewinds Charters and is by far the cleanest and best maintained charter boat on the Oregon coast. See their facebook page if you want to be convinced.
  598. $

    Intrepid May 11 trip

    Don't even know how to begin to jump in on all the threads this trip has produced. I can't even come close to the level of excitement I'm reading here, and I know I'm just about jumping out of my skin, anxious to jump in the truck and head south to SD. I've never seen this much hype prior to...
  599. $

    Intrepid Layout

    Don't ever believe sheep. Sheep are all liars.
  600. $

    Intrepid May 11 L&M trip..15 day

    Gonna be a pretty quiet trip riding south----y'all are talkin nonstop and there's still over a month to go----anything gonna be left unsaid?? I'm thinkin' I can catch up on a lot of lost sleep..........................hahaha
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    may 11th Loftus & Martin Intrepid trip

    Never got the email---what do you mean by "moved up"?
  602. $

    may 11th Loftus & Martin Intrepid trip

    Works for me---I must have got the email at home--haven't seen it yet, but I'll reply with a big yes!
  603. $

    Catching Flying Fish?

    Actually there are only 29 current species in Genus Cheilopogon---there are 64 recognized flying fish species in the Family (Exocoetidae). Haven't a clue if they're all good to eat, but any I've tried have been excellent.
  604. $

    Xtra tufs made in china

    I keep hearing the connection between "Made in China" and "cheap", but the price doesn't change when the manufacture of a domesttic product is moved to China. The price remains the same, but the cost to the manufacturer is dramatically reduced---so their profits are increased. Nobody ever...
  605. $

    Intrepid New Capt.

    Isn't this all old news. Bill has been a skipper on the Intrepid since last July (and doing quite well). Mike Pritchard isn't listed as a crew member of the Excel, but shows up as the skipper of the Legend. They're both good guys and good skippers. What's the big deal?
  606. $

    Intrepid Larry Brown 14 Day: 12/4-12/18 Report

    Great report. The fish is definitely a surgeonfish (Acanthuridae) of some type. You can easily see the "scalpel" on the caudal peduncle parallel with and at the surface over the vertebral column.
  607. $

    Is there a need for a 60lb set-up?

    60lb can be a great outfit to fish medium sized tuna---fished most of a trip to Hurricane Bank last Jan with 60lb. Got a 173 and 175---it gets bit much more readily----the rub is that you'd better be in just as good shape as the fish or you get your ass whipped. It's more fun, but more work.
  608. $


    Fishy--Wes---I'm also booked for the May 11 trip---(AKA:The Professor)
  609. $

    Offshore Weather Forecast 9/26

    Thanks Chris. Your reports are the most informative and complete found anywhere. Awesome job.
  610. $


    I always stay at the Dolphin. It's clean, friendly and right across the street. When I call for a reservation they remember me. Nice folks and nice operation.
  611. $

    Inaugural Ray Jarvis Memorial on the Intrepid July 14, 2012

    What Gary just said!!!! Absolutely. Great group, great trip. Thanks Fishy for putting it all together (my rod forgives you). Thanks John for the great report. Thanks Kevin, Bill, Chad, Dave, Deron, Ryan, Patrick and Kyle for taking care of us like we were family---well, in a way we are...
  612. $

    6-16-12 GRANDE YT and BFT!!!!!!!! (pic heavy)

    You can still get Scopace made up for you at Stevens Pharmacy(Compounding Pharmacy) in Costa Mesa for a little over a buck apiece. All you need is a doctor's prescription. The original manufacturer, Hope Pharnaceutical doesn't make it anymore
  613. $

    trolling with mxl

    MXL is all I use for trolling albies up here on the Oregon coast. We're not talking big fish, but commonly 30-30+ lbs. I fish it as a 30lb outfit----50lb JB spectra and 30lb izorline topshot.
  614. $

    What color Avets do you have ?

    I've got nine: EX50W EX30W Topless 50 2 HXW LX 3 MX (one raptor) All are RED----makes them easy to spot on a boat full of silver, blue and gold Avets!!
  615. $

    Is there a light weight cow reel out there?

    I'd guess that every reel mentioned is up to the task; virtually all of the modern reels are far superior to those of us who fish them. Sometimes it all boils down to how well you can work the fish, and then more importantly, whether it is a fish that can be controlled. As a case in point, I...
  616. $

    Care of fish on the boat

    Been on three LR boats the past few years. All do a great job caring for RSW fish, but Intrepid is clearly head-and-shoulders above the others. All tuna were gilled and gutted and all YT were slit up a little from the vent to allow RSW to quickly penetrate into body cavity. Out of over ten LR...
  617. $

    How important is TV on a trip?

    Any other ways to say No, No, and No?
  618. $

    How important is an 80# bait rig?

    Slideright-----her name was June Pierce, her husband was just referred to as "Chief" since he was native American and dressed with various native American clothes, jewelry, etc. He didn't fish, but essentially fished with her. I was on that trip way back when. I remember he was holding her...
  619. $

    Pacific City, OR, 5/10

    Great catch, but your "cabezon" is actually an irish lord, another tasty sculpin. You can tell by the rows of scales around the dorsal fin. Cabbie's have no scales. You could have kept it.