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  1. fsh4calico

    For you Calico guys

    Nice fish. Since you kept it, why didn't you weigh it? Just curious. I had a skinny 28 incher that weighed 8-5 and a round 26 1/2 incher that weighed 10-12. Girth matters a lot. As a very general rule, a 22 incher is 6 pounds. Add a pound for each inch thereafter.
  2. fsh4calico

    Dead Day of fishing 8-18

    Heard the same distress call this morning. Twice. FYI, we started today at the 711 for nothing. Worked our way to the Osborne and there were foamers everywhere. Very few boats--it was nice. Tough to get a bite, but we managed 3 40 pounders on the poppers. Good luck out there.
  3. fsh4calico

    Is this where our big "resident" bluefin went?

    I think you meant you're wrong. Or perhaps maybe you ARE wrong.
  4. fsh4calico

    No More Lyon's & O'Haver. Now who?

    No, but I had a couple of six pounders on the same dive that satisfied that need.
  5. fsh4calico

    No More Lyon's & O'Haver. Now who?

    Living designs in Costa Mesa does pretty good work. They've done several fish for me as well as the lobster in my Avatar.
  6. fsh4calico

    Do you use a flying gaff for big BFT?

    Harpoons are illegal in California unless you have a commercial license for their use. We've caught multiple cows over the past couple of years (up to 327#) and sure were glad we had the flying gaff.
  7. fsh4calico

    "Just Fishing" by Pete

    I talked to him last week. He said he was going to open in two to three weeks.
  8. fsh4calico

    6/11 Bluefin Report + Lessons Learned

    Excellent write up. Love the balloon Quickie Clip idea. Gonna look into buying some of those. You might want to invest in a flying gaff. Worked well for us last season.
  9. fsh4calico

    Intrepid Guadalupe Permits

    I'm not qualified to answer that--I'm just a loyal passenger. Definitely my favorite boat in the fleet.
  10. fsh4calico

    Intrepid Guadalupe Permits

    My understanding is that the Intrepid is not SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) certified and cannot check in at foreign ports such as Ensenada or Cabo. Fantastic fishing vessel however.
  11. fsh4calico

    Helium balloons?

    Paul, I get mine from Amazon or Ebay. Don't buy the "inexpensive" ones, they're an absolute waste of money. The good ones run about $5 apiece. Good luck out there.
  12. fsh4calico

    Surf rod for under $75 with a penn 535

    Outer banks, North Carolina.
  13. fsh4calico

    For Sale: Riffe Competitor Spear Gun

    Price lowered to $200, including shipping.
  14. fsh4calico

    Gamefiser 7.5 OB

    Brings back memories. I had one in the early seventies on an aluminum boat fishing the long island sound in New York. As I recall, Sears sold them under the Ted Williams name brand. It wasn't very reliable and broke down nearly as often as Mr. Williams would get a hit. Yours looks to be in...
  15. fsh4calico

    Buying tackle in 1960's

    I have a full book of blue chip stamps. Yours if you want 'em.
  16. fsh4calico

    Buying tackle in 1960's

    Even earlier than that. Here's a receipt from 1958. Notice the 4% sales tax rate. I have no use for this. Free to the first person that PMs me.
  17. fsh4calico

    For Sale: Riffe Competitor Spear Gun

    Yes it is. My sincere apologies for the late reply. I just returned yesterday from a 16 trip on the Intrepid. Please feel free to PM me and hopefully we can hook up. Thanks
  18. fsh4calico

    Super Deal - 2 spots on Intrepid 16 day trip Feb 16-Mar 3

    Jeff, Killer deal. See you on Sunday. We'll let you buy the first round. :gaygroup:
  19. fsh4calico

    Limited Load on the RP

    Their There They're not the same. From the sounds of prior reports, it sounds like they're doing well.
  20. fsh4calico

    On the water Excel 16 day fishing report

    I thought this was suppose to be a thread on the Excel's current trip/fishing conditions. What happened? I feel for you Dave (Soda).
  21. fsh4calico

    fishing tackle shop history.....

    There was an arson fire last June at Pete's shop. He's had some building permit issues, but last I talked to him (last Saturday), he plans to reopen in April.
  22. fsh4calico

    Intrepid ?

    Beer is the only additional charge. All other fees, permits, Mexican licenses etc. are included in the ticket price. Tips are at the discretion of the customers. Most people tip like they would at a restaurant, 15 to 20 percent depending on how you feel the service was. You shouldn't be...
  23. fsh4calico

    For Sale: Riffe Competitor Spear Gun

    Buyer never came through, so it's back on the market. Willing to ship anywhere in the lower 48 at the listed price.
  24. fsh4calico

    Hermosa Tackle Box Jerry Morris 670-8

    Yes, mid to late seventies. I worked at Hermosa Tackle Box on 21 Pier avenue for five summers, and actually lived with Jerry and his family. Having Keith as a roommate was awesome. He's a super nice guy. Last I heard he had formed a band called "Flag", but that was a few years ago. Lots of...
  25. fsh4calico

    Intrepid single rooms ??

    The two singles on the main deck have plenty of storage. The upper bunk comes in real handy here. I stayed in the starboard side stateroom on a 15 day earlier in the year. Was worried about the roll factor being higher up, but this wasn't really an issue for me. No sink, but the heads are...
  26. fsh4calico

    For Sale: Riffe Competitor Spear Gun

    Yes, still available. Sorry for the late reply. I haven't been closely watching this board lately after several weeks of inactivity.
  27. fsh4calico

    For Sale: Riffe Competitor Spear Gun

    $220 Located in Torrance Riffe Competitor Paduka mahagony RC-0002 speargun in near new condition (manufactured in February 2019). 34 inch shaft length 33 inch stock length Comes with a single band, but accommodates two bands
  28. fsh4calico

    Balloon Question

    Not usually. They tend to skip pretty good going out and settle in fine. I've used this method with the yummy flier on anchored long range boats. Let it out, reel it in. Let it out, reel it in. Wind conditions have to be right, but I've caught multiple large yellowfin and even a 500 pound...
  29. fsh4calico

    Balloon Question

    I've done this many times with great success on private as well as long range boats, with both flyers and double trouble rigs. Your 300 pound leader should be about 5 feet, with a heavy duty swivel. Tie a 20 foot piece of spectra to the swivel, and the other end to the balloon. The only two...
  30. fsh4calico

    Kreepy krawlr best color to use?

    That is correct, sir.
  31. fsh4calico

    First time on the Intrepid, Dec. 10-20, 2019

    In the movie Moby Dick, Qeequeg went mute after throwing some bones on the deck and not liking the arrangement they formed. If only the same could happen here.
  32. fsh4calico

    First time on the Intrepid, Dec. 10-20, 2019

    I'm with you, Bruce. Qeequeg needs to get a life.
  33. fsh4calico

    Fish ID

    No, this is a big lizardfish. 22 inches off Catalina this spring.
  34. fsh4calico

    You have got to see this.

    Nice play on words (birth/berth). Honestly though, I give most of the credit to whoever was pulling the line onto the reel.
  35. fsh4calico

    fish processing: smoking and jerky

    Cut your fillets into small strips. Marinate overnight in a one gallon ziplock bag with Soyaki (bought at Trader Joe's). Slow cook in a smoker at 275 degrees for about four hours. You won't be disappointed. Lasts for weeks in the refrigerator.
  36. fsh4calico

    Bluefin are Beautiful

    Very nice work. Thanks for sharing.
  37. fsh4calico

    For Sale SHIMANO TLD 5

    Thanks, but not really interested in meeting half way.
  38. fsh4calico

    For Sale SHIMANO TLD 5

    Here's the link from the previous post. Thanks https://www.ebay.com/str/critterbaits
  39. fsh4calico

    For Sale SHIMANO TLD 5

    I'll take the reel if you're willing to ship at that price (to Torrance). Paypal friends and family. Or, I will give you a 50% discount on anything in my Ebay store (link below) in trade. Just let me know if you're interested. Thanks.
  40. fsh4calico

    Show me your BASS...

    9 pounds 4 ounces.
  41. fsh4calico

    Show me your BASS...

    Okay, I'll bite. IGFA world record on 8 pound test. 2004 , still standing. Caught back when I had hair!
  42. fsh4calico

    Just Fishing By Pete (Redondo Beach)

    All 9's and two 10's in the mix.
  43. fsh4calico

    Just Fishing By Pete (Redondo Beach)

    Hermosa Tackle Box was the original, owned by Jerry Morris. I used to work there with Pete. Jerry then went into partnership with Roy Zahn with Jerry's Tackle Box on Aviation. I worked there for a while too. Jerry had two stores at one time. When Roy died in a car accident in Baja, Jerry...
  44. fsh4calico

    Bridle rig

    Ultimate Bait Bridle. You can buy them on Amazon. They work well. Three different sizes. Good luck.
  45. fsh4calico

    It's still my go-to after all these years?

    My Sabre 870H has been my favorite wahoo rod for over 35 years. Last October, I got a 199 yellowfin on it while fishing wahoo, What a blast. Damn, so close to cow status on a wahoo rod.
  46. fsh4calico

    Rods, Mexico Customs, TJ to Cabo ?

    A friend of mine was charged a fine for having extra rods in his tube last year. I did not know about this law and I'm glad he told me before I left on a trip last November. I took four rods and sure enough my rod tube had been opened and checked when I picked it up in the oversize baggage...
  47. fsh4calico

    Old marauders?

    The one on the left is a Mekonoke (not sure if I spelled that right). I fished mine 'till it wore out and did very well with it. Wish I had more.
  48. fsh4calico

    Kite Fishing with large live bait

    Definitely possible and has been very successful a times. You for sure want to clip the tail though to keep the bait on the surface.
  49. fsh4calico

    The Fred Hall show .... Long Beach

    Dave, I'll be there Thursday as well. Hope to run into you.
  50. fsh4calico

    Nebraska Goes Long Range Fishing - 2019 15 day Intrepid Report

    Craig, It was a blast fishing with you. The poker games were a hoot as well. Love your reports--keep 'em coming. Pete
  51. fsh4calico

    Intrepid - Silent Jim 15-day report

    Excellent report, Paul. Thanks for the kind words. It was a blast fishing with you again. Glad to hear that you're the charter master next year. Pete
  52. fsh4calico

    Funny Boat Names

    I named my float tube the "Collapso". You probably have to be old fart to get it.
  53. fsh4calico

    What was your fish of the Year?

    It's a tie.This past October on a 15 day on the Intrepid, I reeled in my Marauder after an unsuccessful trolling rotation. After I lifted the lure over the transom, a wahoo jumped 15 feet out of the water and bit the jig on the way down, about three feet from my face. The only way it got...
  54. fsh4calico

    Nomad DTX report

    Thanks for the input. We had similar issues on our October 15 day. One other issue we experienced was the lack of a substantial barb on the hooks resulted in a number of wahoo falling off during the fight--especially at gaff. Great lures, but they do need to resolve a few things to make them...
  55. fsh4calico

    SOLD Intrepid 15 day... $4,000..... Jan. 12-27... Price slashed $3,000 firm

    David, I'd like to purchase this spot. I'll send you a private message. Pete
  56. fsh4calico

    14 day trip report.....

    Dave, You know it's a slow trip when a gulf grouper makes it into the jackpot lineup on a 14 day. Our 15 day in October also had slow fishing (not a single tagable fish at Hurricane). We did manage to scratch out a some decent tuna and wahoo. Customer service was definitely not an issue...
  57. fsh4calico

    First Time Poster- Torrey Pines Massive YFC

    Josh, Thanks for sharing this photo. I always questioned this fish coming from the east cape since my late friend Fred Oakley held the record at 3 pounds 14 ounces prior to this.
  58. fsh4calico

    Swap Meet December 9

    Called Dick Shearer Marine and they said the swamp meet is being held Sunday November 25th. Was planning on attending in December, but can't make the November date.
  59. fsh4calico

    First Time Poster- Torrey Pines Massive YFC

    The world record yellowfin croaker weighed 5 pounds eight ounces, caught in May 2001.
  60. fsh4calico

    First Hurricane Cow?

    Fish weighed in at 198.9 pounds at the dock. Not a cow, but a nice fish on the wahoo gear nonetheless. A fight I'll never forget.
  61. fsh4calico

    First Hurricane Cow?

    Old school Sabre 870H with an Avet HX 5/2 Raptor. Quite the battle.
  62. fsh4calico

    First Hurricane Cow?

    The fish taped out at 196. We’ll see what it weighs at the dock. Believe it or not, I caught it on a Raider jig on my wahoo stick.
  63. fsh4calico

    200/200 Club?

    Mike, I guess the first Torrance liar doesn't stand a chance. I too have been lucky enough to have caught cow yellowfin and bluefin, but also caught a 205 pound bigeye on the east coast. Does that count as the 200/200/200 club? In all seriousness, congrats on your fish.
  64. fsh4calico

    Captain Kevin

    Joe, Agree with everything you said. Are you going to be joining us on the October trip?
  65. fsh4calico

    WTB BULK Deal on Leadheads!

    I have a ton of leadheads at very reasonable prices in my ebay store if you're interested. The link is: http://stores.ebay.com/Critter-Baits?_rdc=1
  66. fsh4calico

    Seakeeper

    I heard the same--only it's going to take three of them on a boat this size. A very expensive upgrade, but I can't wait to check it out on a trip later this year. It makes sense that they'll be removing the existing stabilizers, which will be one less thing to worry about when you're hooked up...
  67. fsh4calico

    Were on the fish ! (video)

    Their There They're not the same. LOL
  68. fsh4calico

    What are the odds?

    That's a good one Jeff. I remember reading one of the Royal Star's reports a few years back (picture included) of a guy who caught a lower banks tuna on a kite rig fishing a squid. The fish went deep and a tan grouper grabbed the second hook. Apparently some squid was still hanging on the...
  69. fsh4calico

    What are the odds?

    Just returned Sunday from a 15 day on the Intrepid. Great fishing all around. Here's my story: We were fishing wahoo one of the last days in the lower zone. It was just about dark and we were all still slinging jigs. About ten feet from the boat, just before I was going to stop my retrieve...
  70. fsh4calico

    Intrepid Catchy Tackle 15 day Oct. 14 Early Check-In

    Great fishing with you Brian. Looking forward to next year. I'll definitely be on the lookout for that red and black Maurader. That thing was hot.
  71. fsh4calico

    Lobster taxidermy

    Here's another plug for Living Designs in Costa Mesa. They did an 11 pounder for me about ten years ago and it still looks perfect.
  72. fsh4calico

    Tube Mackeral catching at Clarion

    Exactly what Rickberg said.
  73. fsh4calico

    Intrepid's Kevin Osborne

    I began fishing 16 day trips in 1987 and have fished with a number of good captains over the years. Kevin was one of the best and certainly my favorite to fish with. His attitude is spectacular, which hopefully will get him through what surely will be a very tough transition for him. Best of...
  74. fsh4calico

    Straggler iron restorations

    Just a handful.
  75. fsh4calico

    Straggler iron restorations

    If you're looking for any more Stragglers, I have about 15 or 20 of the larger sizes I'll be selling this Saturday at the Long Beach swap meet.
  76. fsh4calico

    Fred Hall show Long Beach March 1-5, 2017

    Check your calendar Dave. It's a 16 day, not a 15 day. :) See you at the dock on Sunday. Looking forward to fishing with you again.
  77. fsh4calico

    Last PT on my distal biceps .... Soon I will fish again

    Dave, are you on the Intrepid March 5th trip? If so, looking forward to fishing with you again.
  78. fsh4calico

    Capt. Sam Moore at the helm on the Intrepid

    I have fished with both on the longer trips. Both are excellent. You can't go wrong with either one.
  79. fsh4calico

    Scuba Tank, BC & Regulator

    Sold
  80. fsh4calico

    Scuba Tank, BC & Regulator

    Sent you a PM.
  81. fsh4calico

    Any good taxidermists in Orange County?

    Living Designs in Costa Mesa.
  82. fsh4calico

    Cobra Fish-N-Dive Kayak

    * Very stable platform. Includes: * Minkota 5 speed trolling motor with removable motor bracket. * CF tags good thru 12/17 (needed when using motor, only $20 per two years registration). * Deep cycle Optima battery (these are $225 new). * Cobra Paddle * Beach launching wheels * 2 anchors, rope...
  83. fsh4calico

    Avet Reels-Seaguar-Raider Lures 16 Day - 3/29/16 to 4/14/16

    Barry, I second your comments on Matt and the crew. It was a pleasure being your roomie, and I look forward to fishing with you again in the future.
  84. fsh4calico

    The Intrepid Angler of the Year Award.... CATCH -A-THREE RIDE FOR FREE is BACK!!

    Triple digit days on the water--pretty impressive. Enjoyed fishing with you in October and looking forward to our next trip together. Congratulations on your award--you deserve it!
  85. fsh4calico

    Intrepid 15 Day - Catchy Tackle - Being the only girl

    I dropped it back on the slide one time, but didn't get any takers. Looked great in the water though. Left it with Sam who promised to use it and report back to me. Fun trip. Nicole, it was a pleasure fishing with you and thanks for all the pics.
  86. fsh4calico

    2015-2016 Cow trips booked

    Bruce, Dave, see you in October. Looking forward to fishing with both of you again.
  87. fsh4calico

    LR Wahoo Trolling Lures

    Yes it was! My buddy picked up a couple from the maker and will be bringing them on our trip.
  88. fsh4calico

    LR Wahoo Trolling Lures

    I'm on the Intrpid trip and am looking forward to trying them. We had some of the prototypes on the October trip and they stopped the boat every time.
  89. fsh4calico

    Just Fishing by Pete

    Yes, he's still in business. He's closed on Mondays only--perhaps that's why you couldn't get in touch with him.
  90. fsh4calico

    Fishing Tackle Swap Meet

    Ed, Glad to see you've joined the BD community. Seems like forever ago we used to work together at Hughes. Pete
  91. fsh4calico

    WTB Salas PDQ's

    Glad to help and pass on the jig to someone who will use it. Pete's a great guy--I enjoy hanging out there and BSing about fishing myself. Take care.
  92. fsh4calico

    WTB Salas PDQ's

    Brian, I dropped off a blue and white PDQ at Just Fishing by Pete in Redondo Beach this morning. You can pick it up at your convenience and pay him whatever you think is fair. Interesting, we both live in Torrance and joined BD within one day of each other over ten years ago. Small world...
  93. fsh4calico

    WTB Salas PDQ's

    I have a blue/white PDQ I'll drop off at Just Fishing by Pete in Redondo Beach for you. You can just leave him whatever you think it's worth.
  94. fsh4calico

    Roll call... Intrepid limited load... 14 day.... Jan. 9.... westcoastfishing

    Dave, Best of luck--I'll be following your reports. It was a pleasure fishing with you on the October trip. Any chance you're on the February 27th trip as well?
  95. fsh4calico

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

    I, like Rich, don't post much, but feel obligated to reply since I also was on the trip. After 3 days at the bank it was evident that the bite was almost entirely a big bait bite for a very few hours in the early a.m. After that, it was scratch fishing at best. Only a handful of us were...
  96. fsh4calico

    Roll call ..... Intrepid 15 day ..... Oct. 17

    Looking forward to meeting you and catching up with many of the folks from our trip in March.
  97. fsh4calico

    Yeaa Buddy 17 day Intrepid trip leaving Friday 2/28 !

    See you at the dock in the morning!
  98. fsh4calico

    Avet SDS

    Sent you a PM.
  99. fsh4calico

    Used Shimano Trinidad 40 $280

    I have a friend who wants to buy this reel. He works in Culver City. His name is Bill. His cell phone number is 310-795-7347.