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    ROLL CALL FOR RED ROOSTER

    Eric, I am thinking about jumping on that trip. Have you done this trip on the past?
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    MOON PHASES FISHING

    Go when you can..... Don't sit home waiting for the moon phase and miss a trip. It will drive you nuts.
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    Back to back trips

    Ya tell her to not buy any shoes for a year... LOL my wife is great.... not only can I go fishing tons of days a year..... she gives me the OK... I am one lucky guy.....
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    Back to back trips

    I have done a few back to back 15 day trips. And when I say back to back on one trip we came in at 6AM then went on another boat that same day that departed at 8AM. The crew from the first boat just loaded my cart and took it over to the next boat. I had my wife put blue yarn on the duffel bags...
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    Back to back trips

    That sounds like Curt. I have fished a few trips with him. A really great guy.
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    ROLL CALL FOR RED ROOSTER

    Look up top. They have a sweet rocket launcher that holds tons of rods. When you reach your destination bring a few downstairs and put them in your number on the side of the boat. Your number is your place for your rods. I fish the boat and your going to have a blast brother. Also keeping your...
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    Night Wahoo

    Wahoo is a daylight fish, however over the many years fishing I have seen maybe 3-4 caught at night. We see them in the water they just don't like to play at night. Be ready because first crack of daylight there ready to play.
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    If you need fish that bad.....just ask.

    Doug, When I first started to read this I was thinking another one of the rats that rip off fish from passengers. Then I was reading more and to find out it was someone you fished with is a complete looser. I bet his home address is 0000 looser lane just off looser drive in the town of looser. I...
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    Some of us are unable to fish right now

    Not at all brother. Those that can fish nowadays is a great thing. I will just be rooting for them every step of the way. I am in there corner cheering them on.
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    Some of us are unable to fish right now

    Thanks brother. I will be looking forward to that day we can share the rail once again.
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    Some of us are unable to fish right now

    Some of us are unable to do what we love.... Go Long Range Fishing. Some of us have to take what is going on right now seriously because of our health or a loved ones compromised immune system. If you believe what is going on or not with the COVID-19 just remember some of us would love to be...
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    My world...

    Steve my brother. I am not fishing these days. Its always better to be safe than sorry. For those of you that our doing trips or waiting for upcoming trips I will be at my home cheering you on wishing I was able to join you. I cancelled 6 trips and I am in the wait and see stage right now. Good...
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    Proper tipping

    I also fished the Big Game 90 with Capt. Mike and if I recall Dave no shoes was the night Capt. I am going back to the early to mid 90's boy I miss those days. Today I am fishing the Excel, Red Rooster and the Indy. Love doing the 11-16 day trips. 4-5 trips a year. As for the tips for the crew I...
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    Nebraska Goes Long Range Fishing - 2020 15 day Intrepid Report

    Another great report. Sure miss sharing the rail with ya brother. Some day will hook up again.
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    Lets see your favorite landscape photo from a trip

    Some of the many trips I have been on.
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    Best Wishes For Pappy

    You will be missed Bobby. Also know as junkyard. RIP brother.
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    COVID-19 (Coronavirus) effect on the San Diego Long Range Fleet

    I applaud the county for stepping up on this matter. We can all wait to fish another day. I already canceled my trips when this virus went crazy.
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    Did my first 6 day - now I'm hooked

    Welcome to Bloodydecks brother. You will get a lot of questions answered here. There are some really fishy people on here, many of them will give you some great advice. I always say.... if you going to do a 8 long range trip... bump it up to a 10 day.... gives you more time on the water.
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    And then I woke up...

    If you ever roomed with me on a trip BEWARE... I yell and talk in my sleep... Last month on the Excel 16 day trip I was on I caught a 305LB Swordfish on the way down to the bank... I never remember my dreams... my roommate thought it was funny and I told him to put a gaff in it... yelling the...
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    American Angler 14 Day 1/19 thru 2/2

    Thanks for the report.
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    On the water Excel 16 day fishing report

    It’s been a bumpy couple of days heading up the line. We are passing time watching movies and taking naps. We will be in San Diego tomorrow. As far as what time it all depends on how good of speed we make. As of yesterday the captain gave his daily briefing after dinner. He said it looks like...
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    On the water Excel 16 day fishing report

    Rolling up the line in normal sloppy seas. Not to bad but a spray coming over the rail that’s annoying when taking down all my tackle. Part of the game. I have seen much worse weather traveling up the line. After the rods and reels are taken apart it will be luch a nap and movie’s after that. We...
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    On the water Excel 16 day fishing report

    We are now heading up the line. Only 1 wahoo today and a few tuna in the morning yet everyone is having just a great time. Met some new people that I will fish with in the future. I can’t say enough about the excel fishing boat. The crew is top notch and helpful to anyone at anytime. Are trip...
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    On the water Excel 16 day fishing report

    We are finishing up our trip down here with some wahoo fishing. Only 1 wahoo so far. Very slow but everyone is more than happy with the way the tuna fishing ended up . We woke up at 3AM for are last of a chance at tuna. Nothing bit till around 630AM and we finished up our tuna fishing around 8...
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    On the water Excel 16 day fishing report

    Today fishing is red hot. Getting close to 50 fish and we’re still fishing. Maybe not the cows we all would like to have but you take what we are given. Most the fish are in the 80LB class with a few standout fish up to 177. Small sinker with a 2-4 ounce was working great today. I hooked 6 tuna...
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    On the water Excel 16 day fishing report

    News alert. Fishing was just a tad bit slower today however the grade of tuna were bigger. Tuna from 80-140 with most of the tuna in the 100 lb mark. Again fishing a sinker in the 2-6 ounce workout the best. Fly lining a sardine didn’t pay off today as much as the small sinker fishing did...
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    On the water Excel 16 day fishing report

    He is on the bow tossing jigs by himself. He scored 4 nice wahoo. Great guy to have on the trip. He loves his spinning reels and he knows how to use them.
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    On the water Excel 16 day fishing report

    Sardines are big to medium. Excellent bait. I am using a 4/0 and a 5/0 with no problem. Owner super mutu. If you get the bait we got you will be a very happy camper
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    On the water Excel 16 day fishing report

    Today on the Excel we finished with a bang. Once the current came back fishing was good. Tuna were caught on the chunk- flying a bait and the kite was productive. We’re going to eat dinner and everyone is whipped so most everyone will get a much needed rest tonight.
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    On the water Excel 16 day fishing report

    News flash. Tuna fishing from 8-1 was really good. Again most of the fish are in the 60-80 lb range but today were seeing more better grade tuna coming over the rail in the 100-130 range. Fly lining a sardine. The kite is good today as well. The boat caught several nice size tuna up to 160. As...
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    On the water Excel 16 day fishing report

    Well today it slowed down a bit. Some more wahoo came over the rail while tuna fishing and the tuna were in the 40-140 lb range. Everyone is having a great time on the Excel. If my memory is correct not everyone was lucky to get a tuna over the rail. We had some unwanted Company. Yes the sharks...
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    On the water Excel 16 day fishing report

    update. Fishing has went from really bad to very good. Current changed and the fish wanted to play big time. What we’re missing is the big cows. John got the only cow so far in the trip. We still have a few more days. Fishing for the 60-100 lb class are not a problem as most all anglers in the...
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    On the water Excel 16 day fishing report

    Yes using the boat’s Wi-Fi. V
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    On the water Excel 16 day fishing report

    Today’s fishing report from hurricane bank. Not what we wanted our first day at the bank. Zero wahoo and just a few peanut sized tuna. No Fish we’re tagged today. We were trying everything. Skipjack-fly lining a sardine-sinker fishing- chunk and the kite. I have never seen the bank this dead...
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    On the water Excel 16 day fishing report

    T- minus 6 hours to our destination. Wind and seas have come up. The captain came down to give us a heads up during dinner last night. Will be at the bank between 9-9:30. Make sure you have everything ready, if not check with a crew member and they will be more than happy to help you guys out...
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    On the water Excel 16 day fishing report

    Update. Most everyone is done rigging the tuna and wahoo gear for tomorrow’s arrival at hurricane bank. Wind has come up a bit. Traveling south it really doesn’t effect the BIG X. it might however be a bit choppy on the anchor when we arrive tomorrow morning. Forecast is the winds will tapper...
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    On the water Excel 16 day fishing report

    Team hoo 10th year. Great bunch of guys. Thanks brother for the information. Hammer down. Got it. Ft
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    On the water Excel 16 day fishing report

    Update. Just finished a killer bacon burger with tatter tots. Man is was yummy. We had our tuna seminar today going over the different ways to catch tuna the PL-68 for night fishing along with fishing a sinker jig. Also went over how to fly lining a sardine and how the kite works. Now...
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    On the water Excel 16 day fishing report

    On the Excel 16 day trip right now. We departed San Diego on Wednesday morning. First stop was loading 700 scoops of bait. Spent 2 + hours loading bait for our 16 day trip. We skipped the rocks due to cold water and not much going on. We our now heading to hurricane bank. We’re looking at...
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    Happy New Year... Who is getting ready to go Long Range Fishing 2020 style

    Tony, Nebraska is booked on a 15 day trip on the Intrepid departing Jan. 11 and returning Jan. 26. I bet ya soon you will be reading his trip reports. He is in a league of his own. The man can do such a great report you feel like your right next to him....the way he tells his story.
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    Happy New Year... Who is getting ready to go Long Range Fishing 2020 style

    I am excited to be a part of the Team Hoo Cow hunt on the Excel departing Jan. 15 for a 16 day fishing adventure. Hope everyone has a safe New Year. Now when is everyone going fishing for 2020? Lots of Long Range trips will be in full swing after we all ring in the New Year. Lets see when...
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    Charlie Brown Christmas /Mustad Holiday Special

    Trophy Tackle …. my go to store when ordering out of state. John and his crew are all great in the customer service dept. O ya they have tons of long ranger terminal tackle at a fair price, and rods and reels. John see you in a couple of weeks for our 16 day adventure on the Excel.
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    Independence Sportfishing 15 day trip report.. Nov. 29- Dec. 14

    Mike I had a blast fishing with you and your friends. I hope to do this again with your group some day.
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    Independence Sportfishing 15 day trip report.. Nov. 29- Dec. 14

    Marty, I was there watching every move you made on that BIG FISH. You did everything perfect.... you were pulling hard.... had the right angle..... the fish just won the fight.... it was really great fishing with you and your buddy Kelly. I truly enjoyed sharing the rail with you on the Indy for...
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    Independence Sportfishing 15 day trip report.. Nov. 29- Dec. 14

    Loc, I feel its better to use a J hook for the large baits. It is east to hook it to the back and get the bait in the water ASAP!
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    Independence Sportfishing 15 day trip report.. Nov. 29- Dec. 14

    Greg, Most of us fishing for the Cow Tuna would use about a 5 LB Skipjack with a 10/0 - 12/0 J hook with 130 LB - 200 LB mono or Fluro. The fishing reels most of us used were 50's with a stout 7 foot rod. Something like a 3X5 or a 4X unlimited fishing rod. First you would catch a skipjack on a...
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    Independence Sportfishing 15 day trip report.. Nov. 29- Dec. 14

    This trip departed the day after Thanksgiving. Judy at the office sent out e-mails to everyone that if we wanted to we can load the night before and stay on the boat. Some stayed on the boat the night before.... I loaded my stuff and got a hotel and met up on the 29th with only my overnight...
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    Happy Thanksgiving From Texas

    Have a great flight Joseph. Relax in the Sky Club lounge. I take it you are going fishing? I am leaving soon for a 15 day trip on the Indy. We depart early Friday morning. Happy Thanksgiving
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    Happy Thanksgiving From Texas

    Happy Thanksgiving Freddie. I am packed and leaving Friday for a 15 day trip on the Indy.
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    Red Rooster, Nov. 2019 Accurate 11/8 day video

    Thanks for posting. Enjoyed watching it.
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    Independence ROGER'S THANKSGIVING CLASSIC & PHENIX RODS-OPEN 15 Day

    Packed and ready for the drive to San Diego. See you boys Thanksgiving day or early Friday morning.
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    Leaving early Polaris supreme

    Bill good luck on your trip. I leave Friday on the Indy for a 15 day.
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    If the Lower Banks go off-

    I have a Viper brother.... but you make some sweet rods!!
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    If the Lower Banks go off-

    Leaving the day after Thanksgiving on a 15 day on the Indy. Jim good luck on your trip brother. Timing looks right.
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    Weather forecast for next week. Rain.. prepare yourself

    https://www.wunderground.com/forecast/us/ca/san-diego Could be rain when loading. I cover my duffle bags with large garbage bags ( thick outside use ) and bring a tarp that you can buy at home depot to cover my dock cart. Just a heads up when loading your carts in the rain. Good luck everyone.
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    1st Trip aboard the Indy in Nov 2019

    https://www.wunderground.com/forecast/us/ca/san-diego Could be rain when loading. I cover my duffle bags with large garbage bags ( thick outside use ) and bring a tarp that you can buy at home depot to cover my dock cart.
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    Independence ROGER'S THANKSGIVING CLASSIC & PHENIX RODS-OPEN 15 Day

    https://www.wunderground.com/forecast/us/ca/san-diego Could be rain when loading. I cover my duffle bags with large garbage bags ( thick outside use ) and bring a tarp that you can buy at home depot to cover my dock cart.
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    Okuma Makaira 15T II SEa on the water

    Jeff thanks for the report on the new reel.
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    1st Trip aboard the Indy in Nov 2019

    I better start packing. Will be there around 3pm Thanksgiving day. Anyone doing dinner that night? Going to stay at a hotel, most of my stuff I will bring onboard the night before and checking in with Judy at the office. Then in the morning I will just have my backpack. Looking forward to this...
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    Clothing for January 16 day

    It should be warm down below in the lower zone. We travel 4 days south some 1,000 miles. I bring shorts and t-shirts but have been down there when it can be a bit cold in the early mornings. Jacket and sweatshirt in case it gets cold. Any other questions you might have I sent you a pm in your in...
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    RP 11/1-11/11 Part 1

    Great report Blaine. Its all about having a great time out on the water. I will be on the RP in April for a 18 day.
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    FREE ,

    Bump for a great guy. You need not to worry with Steve. A standup gentleman.
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    Spirit of Adventure - October 15-23, 2019

    Thanks for the report Alan. Great boat. I always enjoy myself on the SOA.
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    Independence ROGER'S THANKSGIVING CLASSIC & PHENIX RODS-OPEN 15 Day

    Friday the day after Thanksgiving ( Nov. 29 - Dec. 14 )
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    Independence ROGER'S THANKSGIVING CLASSIC & PHENIX RODS-OPEN 15 Day

    I just got the last spot on this trip. Its so close they wanted me to get a cashiers check from my bank. I haven't rode the boat in some time so I understand why they would not accept my check. Not a problem. Just checking to see if anyone is on this trip. This will be my first time on this...
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    WTB Looking for Captain Jimmy’s Wahoo bombs

    ………………………………………………………………….. These are the real deal. I caught over a dozen wahoo on them last year.
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    Upcoming Cow Trips - 16 & 18 day trips

    I really cut down this year on my Longer trips down south. I am booked on the Excel 16 day Team Hoo Cow Hunt Jan. 15-31.. a really fun group and a few east coast boys that fly in for this trip every year. My next trip will be on the Royal Polaris for an 18 day fishing adventure. This trip JOHN...
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    If the Lower Banks go off-

    ……………………………………………………………………... Dec. 18?? I think your on the Dec. 28? if so I am on the trip after you... The Team Hoo Cow Hunt 16 day... good luck.... I use to fish that Thanksgiving trip but its hard on the dates.
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    newbie needs gear recomendation for 10 day trip on The RP

    …………………………………………………………………………. I use to do 6-7 trips a year..anywhere from 15-16....but this year I did something different ……… a few 6 day trips a 5 day and cut the long 15 day trips down to 3 this year and added an 18 day in April on the Royal Polaris …. Hope to share the rail with you on a...
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    Queequeg = Ahab

    I think I have.... as long as its alcohol free I will drink it....
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    Queequeg = Ahab

    I got a PM from him also.... I did not respond and had a soda pop....
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    So, I’m going fishing again...

    Good luck Steve.. enjoy your time out on the water....
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    How many set ups?

    Your good to go... Wahoo... Tuna...Grouper... dorado.. and maybe some bluefin... I did back to back 14- 15 day trips a few years ago.... I packed all my cloths for the first trip and put green tags on for my first trip on the Angler... then I just left my other duffle bags in my truck with the...
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    First time on the Intrepid, Dec. 10-20, 2019

    I have been on the Intrepid close to 400 days. Its a beautiful boat.... one problem about the boat... you can't hear the boat going faster or slowing down... and its too easy to sleep because the engines don't make much noise LOL... ( Queegueg ) for you to come in here and bash Fishybuzz and...
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    So I guess I'll sell?

    Let me know what you have in the way of terminal tackle... and reels... maybe even some wahoo rods Loc.
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    Fluorocarbon for wind-ons for Cow fishing

    ………………………………………………………………………. Rob, What 16 day trip on the Excel are you on. I am on the Team Hoo trip. I myself like fishing Seaguar Fluoro Premier. You will use more 100Lb than any other.... 2nd would be 130... 150 and 200 for kite and big baits. There are a lot of Fluorocarbon on the market...
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    LIMIT STYLE, GALLAGHER/EXCEL 10 DAY

    thanks for the post. looks like a fun filled time on the water. I will be on the Big X in Jan. for a 16 day.
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    SOLD UNITED COMPOSITES 76 VIPER RAIL ROD

    Jake. Nice rod. I have a viper but I just might snag that beautiful rod. Never have enough toys.
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    Come on Saturday

    Gene, Enjoy your fishing adventure to the Lupe. Been there a few times this year. Beautiful Island and some nice Tuna and BIG Yellowtail lurking around that Island. Don't dangle any body parts over the rail while on the anchor. Those Great White Sharks are nothing to play with. Have a safe drive...
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    Sad news about the Chief Sportfishing boat

    This was my first Long Range boat I went on years ago. Back then it was called the Big Game 90 then renamed the Chief. This is really sad news. Every trip I have been on over the years I always made a point to see her. It brings back memories. Its very sad news this boat will no longer be part...
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    Mike nail

    Congrats on the newest addition to your family.
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    Red rooster calstar 6-day trip report

    I enjoyed your fishing report. You did amazing brother. As for the 100 pound tuna.... you will get it on another trip.... its always great to have a bucket list and some day I know you will cross that big tuna off your list. I have been fishing the Lupe for 30 + years and have been there a few...
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    First Custom Rod

    Bill has made many rods for me. He can do anything you want. Beautiful art work.
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    For Sale 1936 Ford Hotrod

    Sweet ride. I have seen this car and its nothing short of a 10 inside and out!
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    looking to contact old crew members and others

    ………………………………………………………………………. bought my very first custom rod from Ono Custom Rods when he had a shop in the bay area many years ago.
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    9 day Excel adventure 09-10 to 09-19-19!

    Great trip report brother. Sounds like you really enjoyed yourself. That's what life is all about! Come Jan. I will be on the BIG X for a 16 day. Great boat - Great crew and some mighty fine food. Thanks again for taking the time to post the pictures and the report.
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    Long Range Give Aways

    Bill, Each trip is different when it comes to the swag. I myself go on many trips each year ranging from 5-18 days. I don't go for the swag but there are trips that I get a t-shirt and 2 jigs all the way up to one trip you need to bring an extra duffle bag because the charter master gives swag...
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    Red Rooster trip report.. Guadalupe Island and off shore

    ……………………………………………………………………. I used Owner.. but the boat had these bronze hooks made by eagle claw that worked fine.
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    Red Rooster trip report.. Guadalupe Island and off shore

    …………………………………………………………………... I used Owner.. but the boat had these bronze hooks made by eagle claw that worked fine.
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    Red Rooster trip report.. Guadalupe Island and off shore

    …………………………………………………………………………. We departed on Sept. 8th. Mike on the Spirit is a great guy and its a really great boat.
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    Red Rooster trip report.. Guadalupe Island and off shore

    ……………………………………………………………………….. No Yellowtail fishing... we talked to the RP and Yellowtail fishing was very poor.
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    Red Rooster trip report.. Guadalupe Island and off shore

    …………………………………………………………………………. Blaine the patch worked great. NO sea sickness at all... he felt great the entire trip. Man those Scopolamine patches are the real deal. He ate every meal and lots of candy and chips.
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    Red Rooster trip report.. Guadalupe Island and off shore

    Just got back from a 6 day on the Red Rooster. First I want to thank the Captain & Crew and Mike in the galley. 5 Star customer service! This trip I took a guy with autism with me as my guest. This guy loves to fish and he fished every time the boat was not moving. One day he even got up at 1AM...
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    Red Rooster Roll call .. 6 day IZORLINE ..SEPT. 8-14

    Just got a call from the office. Were going to Guadalupe Island to fish.
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    Red Rooster Roll call .. 6 day IZORLINE ..SEPT. 8-14

    Lake said it perfect. Spot on.... …………………………………………………………………….. You won’t get off the boat. They’ve usually had us set our passports on a galley table, then we wait outside while they do the paperwork, both checking in and checking out. Pretty easy. From most trips I’ve done there we did little...
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    Costello 6-day Long Range Trip on Polaris Supreme

    Not like Tommy and the Polaris Supreme to do that. Wow 6 days... I just got back from fishing Guadalupe Island on a 6 day on the Red Rooster... and I am going back again on a 6 day to fish the Rooster leaving this Sunday. Wow I fished the Polaris Supreme with Tommy many times.... I would be...
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    Red Rooster Roll call .. 6 day IZORLINE ..SEPT. 8-14

    He is a size 9... thanks for thinking of him
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    Red Rooster Roll call .. 6 day IZORLINE ..SEPT. 8-14

    Leaving Saturday for the drive down to San Diego. First stop will be Squdico for a bit of shopping. Need to buy some boots for the guy I am taking with me and some tackle. as of now it looks like we will be fishing Guadalupe Island. I was there 2 weeks ago and fishing was very good with little...
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    2020 long range schedules

    I am already booked on the Excel in Jan. for a 16 day and the Royal Polaris 18 day in April. Both these trips I booked as soon as the boat hit the dock from last years trips.
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    Calcutta Jig Bag

    What am I going to tell my wife... LOL I am going to San Diego this Friday. Anyone selling them down there???
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    Guadalupe Island trip report

    My friend Chris getting fishing lessons in my back yard. His first ever long range trip. A 6 day on the red rooster.
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    Royal Star Guadalupe Report Aug17-24

    They worked great on our trip on the Red Rooster. Got back Friday. Like he said pull hard is the key.
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    Guadalupe Island trip report

    I fish with Larry and give money to his programs. Larry is a great guy that helps many that could never do this.
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    Guadalupe Island trip report

    I forgot to mention the chunk worked at times.... and the hearts from the tuna worked great.... I used a 4/0 hook on the chunk
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    Guadalupe Island trip report

    Yes but I am paying 2 full payed tickets in 2 weeks...taking a special needs kids with me.. 48... great guy...so its 2X permits....tip and soda... more money than a 16 day trip... but worth every dime brother.... this guy loves fishing and has never did this type of fishing... took him salmon...
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    Guadalupe Island trip report

    Either ones were working... didn't really make a difference. I was using J hooks and circles.. both with the same results.
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    Guadalupe Island trip report

    Just got back yesterday from a 6 day Guadalupe Island fishing trip. We were on the Larry Brown trip fishing the Red Rooster. Fishing the Island was really good at times. So here is what worked for us... 40-50 lb line... I myself fished 50 most all the time....40 got bit better but you were...
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    Guadalupe sharks.

    Just got back from fishing the island. The tax man wasn’t that bad but the sharks really put on a show.
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    Intrepid - Berutich 8 Day

    I am not sure that's a Wahoo brother... looks like a HUGE LOG..... Nice Wahoo... one of those we refer to as logs when they get that big... Congrats are in order...
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    Roll call.... Red Rooster III... Aug. 17-23... 6 day... LARRY BROWN

    I wish,... the taxman is waiting at the Island.... bringing tons of hooks and leaders... part of the game....
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    Roll call.... Red Rooster III... Aug. 17-23... 6 day... LARRY BROWN

    Departing this Saturday Aug.17. I just called the office yesterday... we are fishing Guadalupe Island.. Excited to be part of this trip. looking forward to fishing the Island. Chime in if your on this trip.... or just to give us good luck cheers.
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    Opportunity for Long Range Anglers on the Red Rooster III

    Yes I called the office... there going to the island.
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    Opportunity for Long Range Anglers on the Red Rooster III

    I just bought a discounted trip from a guy that could not make the trip. I will be fishing the Red Rooster departing SAT., AUG. 17 and returning FRI., AUG. 23... this is a 6 day fishing adventure fishing on Larry Brown charter.
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    Opportunity for Long Range Anglers on the Red Rooster III

    This spot is sold.... I just bought it.
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    Opportunity for Long Range Anglers on the Red Rooster III

    I will take it..... I called the number and left a message to buy this trip.
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    How to Treat Seasickness

    I am taking a buddy of mine on a 6 day trip. I took him Rock Cod fishing outside the Golden Gate Bridge for a test to see if he would get seasick. Well he turned green and was very seasick the entire day. I mentor this young man and want him to have a great time out on a long range boat. He...
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    Bad News

    I fished with Bluefin Jim on the Red Rooster awhile back. Great guy. He will be missed by many anglers and friends. Rest in peace my brother.
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    Red Rooster III 5 day trip.... July 30- Aug. 4... Seaguar/Catchy Tackle/Hayabusa/NOMAD TACKLE

    Got those small hooks... packed and ready to roll out tomorrow morning. See you on Tuesday brother.
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    Just Booked Excel Trip

    Don't get lost downstairs on the BIG X … LOL .... its a big boat that gets into some BIG FISH.... Enjoy yourself.... I come back in on the Red Rooster that morning.... around 6 or 7am...
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    Red Rooster III 5 day trip.... July 30- Aug. 4... Seaguar/Catchy Tackle/Hayabusa/NOMAD TACKLE

    Just got lucky someone cancelled there trip on the Red Rooster. I have been eyeing this trip for some time but it was sold out. Called the office today and guess what.... I got the last spot due to someone that could not make this trip. Aug. 2nd is my birthday so my wife said go out and have a...
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    Fishing reports are really really good... time to get out on the water

    Mike are you on trip # 19 … FRI., SEPT. 20 THU., SEPT. 26... 6 day trip 29/CALSTAR RODS -- sponsor
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    Fishing reports are really really good... time to get out on the water

    Mike are you on trip # 19 … FRI., SEPT. 20 THU., SEPT. 26... 6 day trip 29/CALSTAR RODS -- sponsor
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    Fishing reports are really really good... time to get out on the water

    LOL. brother..... some day you will be like me old fat and retired.
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    Fishing reports are really really good... time to get out on the water

    Intrepid Sportfishing Fish Report …………………………......………………………………………... Bill Cavanaugh called in from the Intrepid out of San Diego, CA tonight with a wrap up from fishing today. We had another good day of Yellowtail fishing and had limits again! Good biting Yellowtail today similar to yesterday...
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    shears to cut braid?

    BHP Tackle Basil Pappas BHP Tackle, Inc. 73 Norma Road Harrington Park, NJ 07640 Shop: 201-767-9028 iPhone: 201-835-5887
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    Excel-Ballast Point Brewing 8-Day, Sept 2-10

    Matthew have a great trip. Your on the BIG X. Its gonna be a great time out on the water. Great boat and a very helpful crew.
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    Music on deck

    Depends on the trip. The Excel has a 16 day in Jan. and they bring amps-speakers and for the next 16 days its like a concert. I myself love it..... that's why I go on that trip.... some trips don't like music.... that's when my ear buds come in..... it all depends on the trip. Just ask around...
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    At what point?

    Check out Celebrity Flora. Its there new ship. Were going on there 1st. cruise. ………………………………………………... https://www.celebritycruises.com/galapagos/ships/celebrity-flora/
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    At what point?

    My wife and I are doing some traveling to the Galapagos Islands.... Canada..... Alaska.... has nothing to do with how the fishing is.... its about keeping the wife happy brother.... LOL
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    At what point?

    I am doin something a bit different this year. Not going on 5-6 long trips ( 15-16 days ) I am doing a 16 day in Jan. on the Excel and in April I am doing a 18 day on the RP. This summer I will be doing ( 2 ) 6 day trips and might toss in another 8 day trip. Looking at the Red Rooster for my...
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    Mini-Range on Royal Star 6/7-6/10

    Thanks for the report. Sounds like everyone had a great time out of the water.
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    Going to do some 6 day trips. Need some tackle tips

    I will call the office and check. Thanks for the Info brother.
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    Going to do some 6 day trips. Need some tackle tips

    Steve I am on the Red Rooster Sept. 8-14. I am also looking for another 6 day trip in late July-Sept. I am taking a buddy of mine that has never been on the boats in San Diego. This will be a birthday present for him.
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    Update on one of our brothers Titan05

    your in my heart.... prayers....
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    Going to do some 6 day trips. Need some tackle tips

    Ok so here's the deal. For the last 15+ years I have been fishing 15-16 day trips where we target the huge Yellowfin Tuna and the speedy Wahoo. At times we will also make stops at the rocks for home grown Yellowtail. I need to make some tackle adjustments and need some help in this department. (...
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    Royal Star June 7

    Russ enjoy your first long range trip. I remember the time I first time booking a long range trip... the days went by really slow.... enjoy yourself and take some pictures and post them. I just got back a few weeks ago from a 16 day trip. Been doing these trips for a very long time. You will...
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    So, I’m going fishing

    Enjoy your trip Steve. Have a blast out on the Angler.
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    RR3 Trip Cancelled

    That would cut my cost by $200.00 LOL great post Eric.. LOL
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    RR3 Trip Cancelled

    Time to unpack. Bummer. I don't think I have ever had to unpack.... this will be new to me... LOL
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    Fresno Ca. lakes to fish .... and fishing gear needed

    I just bought a 14 foot boat. I am looking to find lakes in my area to take my boat and fish for trout-Kokanee-Striped bass-cat fish or anything that bites. I don't really want to drive more than 2 hours..... shorter the better..... and maybe a few days where i camp and take the boat.... Mostly...
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    Fresno Ca. lakes to fish .....

    I just bought a 14 foot boat. I am looking to find lakes in my area to take my boat and fish for trout-Kokanee-Striped bass-cat fish or anything that bites. I don't really want to drive more than 2 hours..... shorter the better..... and maybe a few days where i camp and take the boat.... Mostly...
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    Why wait for the funeral ?

    Great guy.... Here is a story about Wayne..... So I fished with him on a 15 day trip on the Intrepid.... about 3 weeks after the trip UPS have a delivery for me..... Its a soda pop clock from Wayne. I was blown away.... that soda pop clocks is in my movie theater and I always smile when I look...
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    RP - John Collins 16 day trip report

    Doug thanks for the report. It was a blast fishing with you. Roy and his crew were amazing. I really enjoyed my first RP trip. I am calling the office today and booking the trip for next year. I really like that next years trip will be an 18 day.
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    Okuma Excel 16 Day April 2019

    Congrats David on another super cow. I almost took a swim over to the Excel to give you a ice cold cherry soda but Roy loved the soda pop collection. Thanks for the report.
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    Satellite TV

    Most of the boats won't get NBC-CBS-ABC any longer. Just came off the RP 16 day.... works about 2-3 days south.... then cuts off.....
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    On the water report. 16 day RP trip

    Steaming our way South to our next destination. Soon there will be no internet or tv. Next report might take a week. Nice weather with smooth sailing. All tackle in order for our arrival tomorrow morning. Cow hunting begins in the AM. We will also be looking for those toothy critters we call...
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    On the water report. 16 day RP trip

    We started fishing today at the rocks. lots of home grown BIG Yellowtail. After that we loaded up on green backs. Nice looking mackerel and a few scads and tubes mixed in. On our way south. Won’t be able to report from the lower zone. No internet where we headed. Great crew and a great bunch of...
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    Royal Polaris 16 day ... April 24-May 10 ... JOHN COLLINS SPECIAL

    See some of you for dinner. On the road again..... hey wait....someone sang thank song before..... Excited!
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    Threadlock spectra

    I have it on some of my reels. Not a problem.
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    RP trip short.

    Thanks for the info. On the 16 day RP Wed.
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    Fish processing prices?

    Freshly packed RSW fish. I donate all my fish frozen fish to the galley or other customers on the boat. I wait for my fish so that works out for me.
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    Fish processing prices?

    Never said they didn't charge me for ice. I pay $10.00 for 2 bags of ice. I see it on my bill before they load my fish and ice it down.
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    Fish processing prices?

    I tip $20.00 when I pick up my fish from 5 Star. They load it into my coolers and put the amount of ice needed for my 6 hour drive home. Great customer service.
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    Royal Polaris 16 day ... April 24-May 10 ... JOHN COLLINS SPECIAL

    Lots of Crew treats and don't forget the soda pop brother... LOL yep I always overpack.
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    Royal Polaris 16 day ... April 24-May 10 ... JOHN COLLINS SPECIAL

    Packed and ready to hit the road Tuesday. RP departs Wednesday around 8AM.
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    RP update - done with wahoo and 15 cows so far......

    I dip my bait in grape soda pop.... the tuna really love grape soda... LOL
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    2 openings on Excel 16 day

    That's some funny sh*t right there. Not the giveaways you do...those are way better than 90% of other charter masters.... then you have all your toys..... I can't give anyone a ride either.... I have too many dam soda pops.... LOL
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    2 openings on Excel 16 day

    I am on the Excel in January 2020 also. A 16 day. Team hoo trip.
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    2 openings on Excel 16 day

    Wahoo and Cows on the chew. See you out there David. These spots should go with the great fishing that's been reported. Great boat...……. Great crew and some really good food.
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    RP 16 day John Collins' trip - 1 spot just opened up

    With fishing as hot as its been this should go fast. Wahoo and Cows. see you on the trip Doug.
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    The INDEPENDENCE

    I leave next Wed. on a 16 day on the RP. Never fished the boat. Its about time. I remember way back when I was a very young lad I dreamed someday fishing Long Range on the RP. My dream will be fulfilled very soon. I am excited to be part of this upcoming 16 day trip aboard the RP.
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    Shannon Crushes it AGAIN...

    Nice work. I am on the next trip leaving the 24th. A 16 day. Excited to be part of this upcoming trip.
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    New toys for upcoming 16 Day RP trip.

    60 LB spectra with a 40 or 50 LB top shot. I am old school so the top shot will be about 50-75 yards.
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    New toys for upcoming 16 Day RP trip.

    When I was at the Fred Hall show in Long Beach I picked up some new toys for my upcoming Royal Polaris trip in late April.
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    EXCEL new waste management policy

    Great move. Another reason why I will keep booking trips on the Big X. They care about our playgrounds ( Oceans )
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    Royal Polaris 16 day ... April 24-May 10 ... JOHN COLLINS SPECIAL

    Thanks brother.... If you do 6-7 trips a year it don't take long. I cut back on my trips … I am only doing 3-5 of the 15-16 day trips a year now... wife wants to see the world... Next vacation with my wife will be the Galapagos Islands.... I better leave my rod and reel home for this trip...
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    RP - on a BFT bite...

    Time to add some bluefin gear to my 16 day on the RP in April.... nice job RP crew....
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    Just Booked Excel Trip

    Ben you picked a great boat. Lots of rail room to fish. Jason in the office has customer service down. Great guy to ask questions. When you first step foot on the boat the your going to have a blast. Enjoy your time on the BIG X. I ride the 16 day trip in Jan.
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    Bag to carry clothes

    I use duffle bags. No name bags. They look like the name brands but half the price.
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    Tiburon Great Service

    Sounds like they have that Customer service down over at Tiburon Engineering. Thanks for posting. I always do my business with someone who knows what customer service is. If they forgot it or don't know it I don't go back.
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    Is the Independance at the dock at the Fred Hall show .. Long Beach

    Every year I the Indy has been at the Fred Hall show. Just a short walk over the bridge. Is the Indy at this years Fred Hall show in Long Beach?
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    Royal Polaris 16 day ... April 24-May 10 ... JOHN COLLINS SPECIAL

    I always pack my soda cup. I drink OJ in the AM and Soda in the PM. Thsnks for the heads up
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    Royal Polaris 16 day ... April 24-May 10 ... JOHN COLLINS SPECIAL

    I have been on a number of boats in the San Diego fleet for the past 30+ years. I have yet to ride the RP. So about a year ago a buddy called me up and said hey soda you should jump on this trip in April. I thought to my self.. when I was in my mid 20's I always wanted to ride the legendary...
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    SOLD Brand new Shimano Torium 20HG reel New low price

    New low price $150.00 includes shipping..... lower 48
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    SOLD Brand new Shimano Torium 20HG reel New low price

    $175.00--- Includes shipping lower 48. Brand new Shimano Torium 20HG...… NOW $150.00
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    Nebraska Goes Long Range Fishing - 2019 15 day Intrepid Report

    Hey brother..... I enjoyed every page.... every word.... now its sad.... because its over...… till your next trip.....
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    Nebraska Goes Long Range Fishing - 2019 15 day Intrepid Report

    Jump on a trip. There is no other place like San Diego Long range. Mike I live in Fresno.
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    Cow tuna trips

    I am still going long. I cut back from 7 trips a year to 4--5 trips. I like the 16 days if it fits my schedule. Gives a couple of more days in the lower zone..... its not all about the fishing... its much more than that.
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    Wahoo Bombs.....Which do you prefer?

    Those are the bomb brother. Never have I had a bomb like this JRI. Going to buy a case of these.... there the real deal..... I need 30-40 of these brother......
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    The Fred Hall show .... Long Beach

    great boat.... great operation.... I will stop by and say hello.... Tommy and crew are great!
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    The Fred Hall show .... Long Beach

    Just finished my list for the show. Hope to see everyone at the show. Going Thursday when the doors open.
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    The Fred Hall show .... Long Beach

    Every year I look forward to the Fred Hall show in Long Beach. My wife and I really enjoy talking with reps and talking with travel agents and guides. This years show is almost here. I have my list so I am ready with some kind of plan. I plan on being at the show March 7th. Hope to run into some...
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    Nebraska Goes Long Range Fishing - 2019 15 day Intrepid Report

    Now you see why I have a love for these Long range trips. It’s not always the fishing that keeps me coming back. It’s nature at its finest. The big fish are a bonus but a whale breached out of the water. That’s priceless brother.
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    Spiral Wrapped Rods

    No need for these rods.
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    Nebraska Goes Long Range Fishing - 2019 15 day Intrepid Report

    Another beautiful read. Guess what brother. I am loving it.
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    Oldie but Goodie Revisited

    Great post. Love it.
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    AA 14 Day Trip Report 1/27-2/10

    Great fishing report. Sounds like you all had a great time with some great friends ona great boat with some great food. O and you won the tournament. That’s bonus time brother. Thanks for the great report. Enjoying every word.
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    SD Long Range fishing highlighted in NY fishing podcast

    I was on that trip. Great hearing and reliving the adventure. Well put John. Okay
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    Nebraska Goes Long Range Fishing - 2019 15 day Intrepid Report

    Another great read congrats are in order for yet another milestone. Beautiful grade fish.
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    Nebraska Goes Long Range Fishing - 2019 15 day Intrepid Report

    Another great read. Yep that guy knows them wahoo. I also picked his brain before. Keep it coming brother. Thanks for the professional reports
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    Intrepid 16 Day, Departing 2-17-2019

    You boys have a great trip. Enjoy.
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    Once In A Lifetime Opportunity

    I own a 4 wheel drive truck. It was never seen snow or had the off road experience. It will stay that way. Years ago when our dogs were young we drove them up to the snow line. I am a true California guy that likes the no snow life.
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    RP Line One 18 day, 1-20 thru 2-7-19, Part 4, Lessons learned

    Loc.... I I seen ya in the deep blue Pacific Ocean on that trip.. .... Great report. Thanks
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    Nebraska Goes Long Range Fishing - 2019 15 day Intrepid Report

    You know what Nebraska, I am sitting here thinking to myself, not only can that guy fish, but he can write so well, that it's like we were there with you! Waiting with baited breath for the next installment.
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    XL at Alijos Rocks

    Tim thanks for the report. The BIG X can smell wahoo really good....
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    Production JRI Intruder Makes It's Debut

    the new JRI direct tie bombs are outstanding. Don't take my word for it...ask Soda Pop. Rodless_Jim is right. The new JRI direct tie bombs are the real deal. PERIOD!! I caught 15 wahoo on the way down at the rocks... lost many more... hey that's wahoo fishing. I used 130 fluro so I lost a bunch...
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    JB Line One

    We were at the same bank and we had good fishing also . I was on the Excel 16 day trip. We returned Thursday with 6 cows and many fish in the 140-180 mark. The rocks on the way down gave us a 5 hour workout on the Wahoo. 106 of the skinnies to start our trip. Good luck RP. I will see you guys...
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    Excel Team Hoo Cow Hunt - 16 Day....Jan. 15-31 Roll Call

    We stopped and fished for yellowtail. We got a few but most of them had locked jaws. It’s a beautiful ride uphill here on the BIG X. We will be at fisherman’s landing tomorrow ( Thursday ) at 5:30 AM. This trip was a great group to fish with. Everyone had a blast. The entire crew on the Excel...
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    Excel Team Hoo Cow Hunt - 16 Day....Jan. 15-31 Roll Call

    The rocks were not as good to us as they were on the way down. We scored right around 35 wahoo yesterday. Most on the troll. They were around they just had locked jaws. Still a great day with calm seas. We might fish tomorrow for a couple of hours but that’s still up in the air. Most everyone...
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    Excel Team Hoo Cow Hunt - 16 Day....Jan. 15-31 Roll Call

    The rocks were not as good to us as they were on the way down. We scored right around 35 wahoo yesterday. Most on the troll. They were around they just had locked jaws. Still a great day with calm seas. We might fish tomorrow for a couple of hours but that’s still up in the air. Most everyone...
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    Excel Team Hoo Cow Hunt - 16 Day....Jan. 15-31 Roll Call

    Quick update. A nice stop on 9 very nice grade wahoo. A little slow than the last time we were here but putting some skinnies on the BIG X. We have right around 15 wahoo so far. Took a look at the bank near the rocks. Nothing there.
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    Excel Team Hoo Cow Hunt - 16 Day....Jan. 15-31 Roll Call

    T-minus 1.5 hours till we hit the rocks. Watch out you toothy wahoo we’re comming for ya with bombs at the ready.
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    Excel Team Hoo Cow Hunt - 16 Day....Jan. 15-31 Roll Call

    T-minus 3.5 hours till you’re going to hear GOING OUT-LOW BRIDGE. always good to call out when casting your go to wahoo lures. This group has safety down while having fun. Almost time for breakfast then heading out on deck to rig up my wahoo gear. I will hook up A couple of JRI Jigs and a bait...
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    Excel Team Hoo Cow Hunt - 16 Day....Jan. 15-31 Roll Call

    Traveling day with smooth seas. It’s movie day here on the BIG X. Everyone is relaxing and getting ready for wahoo fishing tomorrow to finish up our 16 day fishing adventure.
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    Excel Team Hoo Cow Hunt - 16 Day....Jan. 15-31 Roll Call

    Bill the super mutu bent and the shank of the hook broke.
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    Excel Team Hoo Cow Hunt - 16 Day....Jan. 15-31 Roll Call

    Well internet service has been out due to our southern area we fished. Fishing was good at times but also had its slow times. We scored a few more cows and caught some more wahoo. Tuna were in the mixed bag going 70-240 with the average sitting right around the 100 lb mark. Weather has been...
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    Excel Team Hoo Cow Hunt - 16 Day....Jan. 15-31 Roll Call

    Weather has come down. Just ate lunch now it’s movie time. Very relaxing day here on the BIG X. We’re steaming our way to a other new and exciting fishing destination. More to come.
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    Excel Team Hoo Cow Hunt - 16 Day....Jan. 15-31 Roll Call

    Its 3 AM. When you’re in bed at 7PM you’re up early. Captain says we’re doing a bit of traveling today. Use the hand rails because it’s going to get a bit bumpy. There are several destinations we can go to being on a 16 day. We will know more as the time passes by. Might be a good day for...
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    Excel Team Hoo Cow Hunt - 16 Day....Jan. 15-31 Roll Call

    Wouldn’t except anything from that boat. Time to move on. My only regret is that it took me this long to make the move.
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    Excel Team Hoo Cow Hunt - 16 Day....Jan. 15-31 Roll Call

    On our way to a new destination. Last spot was great fishing till the last day. Conditions changed so it’s time to try another spot.
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    Avet 14 day, who’s with me?

    Steve have a great trip. Rocks were good to us. Hope you nail them fish brother
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    Excel Team Hoo Cow Hunt - 16 Day....Jan. 15-31 Roll Call

    Update. I took a long nap. Sometimes fishing can be slow. No just slow but really slow. Now to be fair not many of us are fishing today as it’s cold and windy with a uphill current and man it’s windy. We’re going to duck somewhere out of the wind tonight. Intrepid shows up early AM right next...
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    Excel Team Hoo Cow Hunt - 16 Day....Jan. 15-31 Roll Call

    Update. I took a long nap. Sometimes fishing can be slow. No just slow but really slow. Now to be fair not many of us are fishing today as it’s cold and windy with a uphill current and man it’s windy. We’re going to duck somewhere out of the wind tonight. Intrepid shows up early AM right next...
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    Excel Team Hoo Cow Hunt - 16 Day....Jan. 15-31 Roll Call

    Captain says it’s time to take a look around. Lunch in about 5 minutes. Even know it’s slow everyone is having fun on the BIG X. more to come later.
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    Excel Team Hoo Cow Hunt - 16 Day....Jan. 15-31 Roll Call

    Another fine fish hits the deck of the BIG X. this one is a 170sh model caught on the helium balloon. Strong work Bob. Other than that it’s a challenging day of fishing. Wind is up and not many passengers are fishing. The big x is a great boat with a great crew. Food continues to be stellar...
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    Excel Team Hoo Cow Hunt - 16 Day....Jan. 15-31 Roll Call

    Update. Wind came up and fishing is slow. Wind against current. So far 2 tuna in the 60lb ranger. We’re going to stay put. There are bigger models in the area. I believe later in the afternoon we need to move out of the wind. My tuna came in on 80lb the other tuna 60lb. Both fly line fish...
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    Excel Team Hoo Cow Hunt - 16 Day....Jan. 15-31 Roll Call

    Update. Uncle Rick about an hour ago landed a 298 on chunk. Some other models in the 50-120 class
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    Excel Team Hoo Cow Hunt - 16 Day....Jan. 15-31 Roll Call

    Ok the tuna showed up around 10. Maybe they were partying to much on the eclipse. LOL. Most of the tuna are smaller in weight than yesterday. Tuna from 20-80 lbs with the average going 50-60 lbs. lots of fish in the area. Let’s see if the bigger grade moves in. Stay tuned.
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    Excel Team Hoo Cow Hunt - 16 Day....Jan. 15-31 Roll Call

    This morning the fish aren’t around. It’s 830 and we’re talking a look around. Still early and zero wind. It’s like a lake out here. Last night we watched some of the eclipse. Really a great way to end the day. Most passengers went up top where the light were off. Great group to fish with. More...
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    Excel Team Hoo Cow Hunt - 16 Day....Jan. 15-31 Roll Call

    Today team hoo on the Excel scored 4 cows and many tuna in the 80-140 mark. Not a bad way to start the first full day of tuna fishing. We are now watching the chiefs/new England overtime game on the 2 big screen tv’s onboard. Life is great on the BIG X.
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    Excel Team Hoo Cow Hunt - 16 Day....Jan. 15-31 Roll Call

    Another cow hits the deck of the Excel. That’s 3 for our 1st full day of fishing for tuna. This one came in on 130 chunk. 203 was the mark. A few of the 70-120 makes a day you want to fish. Naps are good in the middle of the day but you might miss a bit. Stay tuned more to come.
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    Excel Team Hoo Cow Hunt - 16 Day....Jan. 15-31 Roll Call

    Another cow hits the deck of the Excel. This fish went about 223. I might be off but later the Excel will have the total on there web page. Fly lined bait on a 80 lb outfit
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    Excel Team Hoo Cow Hunt - 16 Day....Jan. 15-31 Roll Call

    284 yellowfin tuna caught by Jay fishing 16 oz sinker rig. The big fish hit around 630Am. Couple other smaller models caught flying. Day just started. More to come. Beautiful weather.
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    'Hoo Dat ?

    Mark. Yes the one and only rodless Jim is here with us. He is heavy into the wahoo fishing like many of us are experiencing on the first day of fishing. Today around 8AM we will look around for some Tuna. Rodless is a great guy to hang out with on this trip.
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    'Hoo Dat ?

    I am on this trip right now. Very good start for team hoos trip. Everyone worked great tougher. We’re tuna fishing tomorrow.
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    Excel Team Hoo Cow Hunt - 16 Day....Jan. 15-31 Roll Call

    We’re tuna fishing tomorrow. Weather continues to be great. Everyone is having a great time here on the Excel. Tonight dinner was fresh wahoo with a mango sauce. Simply incredible tasting. More on the water reports to come.
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    First Long Range Trip Looking for Tips and Advice Please!

    The water on the rooster is good. Bring everything you want. There are no stores where you’re going. Also have the deckhands help you with your gear and have them show you about bait presentation. You picked a great boat with a stellar crew. I am on a 16 day right now. Ask for help and you...
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    Excel Team Hoo Cow Hunt - 16 Day....Jan. 15-31 Roll Call

    I caught a couple on the iron. If you get down to it I think what really works great was FAST. The faster you reel the more wahoo nail your lures.
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    Excel Team Hoo Cow Hunt - 16 Day....Jan. 15-31 Roll Call

    Jim got in on action jerry. Found your bombs at angels choice. Great product. I am sold on them and I want to thank you jerry. There the real deal.
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    Excel Team Hoo Cow Hunt - 16 Day....Jan. 15-31 Roll Call

    Well we ended up staying at the rocks all day. I had a lucky day with lots of wahoo as did many other angles. Nice grade of these speeders that nailed the JRI jigs and Capt. Jimmy bombs in almost every color but green was the hottest color. Live bait was Not that productive with only a handful...
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    Excel Team Hoo Cow Hunt - 16 Day....Jan. 15-31 Roll Call

    Tim 106 Wahoo I think was are total today. Bombs were the ticket. Very few on live bait.
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    Excel Team Hoo Cow Hunt - 16 Day....Jan. 15-31 Roll Call

    A short stop by the rocks tomorrow around noon. After that back on course heading south towards the tuna grounds. Great boat and the crew has been stellar on the Excel. Keep everyone posted as we get deeper into the trip. Nice flat calm on the ocean.
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    Excel Team Hoo Cow Hunt - 16 Day....Jan. 15-31 Roll Call

    On our way steaming south towards the fishing grounds. Loaded some great looking bait and cleared the point. Captain gave a safety meeting and a game plan for the next 16 days. Internet works great on the Excel. Stay tuned and watch for the reports on the Excel web page and Facebook.
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    For those boarding trips.... Prepare for rain.

    Enjoy your trip Paul. Say hello to Nebraska for me. We’re on our way. See you down there.
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    For those boarding trips.... Prepare for rain.

    It’s raining heavy in San Diego right now. Boarding tomorrow on a 16 day on the Excel.
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    Roll Call Silent Jims Baja Extravaganza! 1-12-19 (Intrepid)

    Almost time to board the boat and slay some fish George. Have a great trip. I hope to hook up with you in San Diego brother. I will be in town Friday around 1 or 2 pm.
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    The RP is getting them

    I signed up. Now the wait begins. Leaving Tuesday for a 16 day trip on the Excel.
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    For those boarding trips.... Prepare for rain.

    I know there are boats going out on the Longer trips this time of year. Always check the weather reports for San Diego. You don't want your cloths getting WET!! Here is what I do.... I take my outside large garbage bags and cover the duffel bags with anything I don't want wet. I know the red...
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    Roll Call Silent Jims Baja Extravaganza! 1-12-19 (Intrepid)

    Paul I will see you guys off. Good luck. I will be right behind you on the Excel. We depart on the 15th for a 16 day.
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    Roll Call Silent Jims Baja Extravaganza! 1-12-19 (Intrepid)

    George my wife and I will be in San Diego Friday afternoon. I will be going out on the Excel Jan. 15 for a 16 day. Maybe we can hook up brother.
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    Super Blood Wolf Moon Eclipse Is Coming

    After the 4 day ride on the Excel we will start fishing on the 19th. I want to see the Super Blood Wolf Moon Eclipse. I think it will be a bravo moment on the 16 day I will be on.
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    Excel Team Hoo Cow Hunt - 16 Day....Jan. 15-31 Roll Call

    I see the 3 spots went fast on the Excel. When I booked there were 2. Someone did the online booking. That sh*t drives me fuc*ing nuts.... guess I am old school. I still have a land line. See you at the dock everyone.
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    RP 18 day JB Line One leaving 1-20-19.

    Brother Loc. I will have all the cows corralled for you. You just need to drop out a but hooked dean and hold on...……….ZZZZZZZZZZ and watch your line disappear. Have fun....
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    RP 18 day JB Line One leaving 1-20-19.

    Loc have a great trip on the RP. I will be on the Exce for a 16 day. We leave Jan. 15.... might see you down south at HB bank. I will be on the RP in April for a 16 day. Enjoy yourself.
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    Excel Team Hoo Cow Hunt - 16 Day....Jan. 15-31 Roll Call

    Thanks Gary. Yep done with that boat.
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    Excel Team Hoo Cow Hunt - 16 Day....Jan. 15-31 Roll Call

    Jim after all these years you finally have to put up with my ass..... LOL it will be great to finally share the rail with you my friend.
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    Excel Team Hoo Cow Hunt - 16 Day....Jan. 15-31 Roll Call

    I just booked this trip today. I am excited to be part of this upcoming trip on the Excel. Looking forward to meeting the anglers that are on this trip. I am sure I have shared the rail with a few of you before.... but always great to meet new friends. The countdown now begins.
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    Why do you go Long Range Fishing? Why do you read this forum?

    I go Long Range fishing for the love of the ocean. Every trip is different. I may be a bit different than other anglers. I love the Frigate Birds and the booby birds when on the long 15-16 day trips. When I fish Guadalupe Island I love seeing the Great White Sharks. yes the sharks still piss me...
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    Intrepid 16 Day, Departing 2-17-2019

    What about my Ling Cod Fishy.... LOL You and your wife have a great Christmas... From Beverly and myself.
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    We Lost Jim Hernandez...

    Sorry to hear the sad news. My condolences.
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    Ringed hooks vs non-ringed.

    Ringed hooks.. 100 % except for fishing skip jack... 10/0 11/0 I don't have rings
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    Wahoo Bombs.....Which do you prefer?

    I agree... I caught 3 wahoo on those JRI jigs in green.
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    For Sale ..... Intrepid 15 day... $4,000..... Jan. 12-27

    Jam you and Jake have a great trip. Did you feel the earth move where you live? Hope all is good. But living in single digits is crazy for me being a native California cat. I was outside yesterday in my swimming trucks laying by my pool... Bought a rod from Jake a couple of years ago... 1st fish...
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    Red Rooster report from HB Bank

    Thanks for the write up Laurens. Hope to share the rail with you in the near future. You on the June Heat trip?
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    For Sale ..... Intrepid 15 day... $4,000..... Jan. 12-27

    Pete is lucky angler. A great guy I have fished with a few times.
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    Red Rooster report from HB Bank

    Opps sorry the misled information. I read there web page and went crazy... LOL
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    Red Rooster report from HB Bank

    Dec. 4, 2018 Current Report for Mark Moffat Charter: 20-fish in the 200lb range, 100-mix fish in the 70-80lbs. Today a 205 and 229 tuna caught. The boat is not having good signal, we will try an keep you updated as we get in touched with the boat. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. I...
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    Excel 16 day

    Great write up. Most important thing is you had fun on a great boat.
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    For Sale ..... Intrepid 15 day... $4,000..... Jan. 12-27

    Roy I am ok..... trip just won't work out for me.
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    RP 10 Day - Report

    Well I do need a new boat to ride. I just might of found one.
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    For Sale ..... Intrepid 15 day... $4,000..... Jan. 12-27

    New Lower Price.... $3,000 firm ….. Spot is sold... Thanks everyone for the PM's I am selling my spot on the Silent Jim's Baja Extravaganza trip on the Intrepid out of San Diego. I paid $5,660 and includes all permits. Save over $1,600. You can contact myself at 925-323-6425 or shoot me a...
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    SOLD Intrepid 15 day... $4,000..... Jan. 12-27... Price slashed $3,000 firm

    This spot is up for sale again. The person that wanted the spot had to back out.
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    SOLD Intrepid 15 day... $4,000..... Jan. 12-27... Price slashed $3,000 firm

    New Low price... $3,000 firm I am selling my spot on the Silent Jim's Baja Extravaganza trip on the Intrepid out of San Diego. I paid $5,660 and includes all permits. Save over $1,600. You can contact myself at 925-323-6425 or shoot me a PM. This will be a transfer from my name to yours and...
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    RP 10 Day - Report

    Thanks for posting. Great read. See you in April Doug.
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    Tipping - oh so awkward a topic! An offer to collate comments anonymously .

    10% - Poor service with some crew members and a dirty boat 15% good customer service from the crew-clean boat 20% Excellent customer service from the crew-clean boat 25% OUTSTANDING in every department … Boat-Captain- Crew-Food-clean boat..... everything above and beyond excellent service. I...
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    Tipping - oh so awkward a topic! An offer to collate comments anonymously .

    Mike Nall said: ↑ If you can’t afford to tip 15%...........you shouldn’t be fishing. ……………………………………………………………………………………………. His level of service is always top notch. And he can cook also. That being said I always have a pleasure when Mike is on my trips.
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    14 day trip report.....

    I did. 12% but that's because not all the crew was bad
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    14 day trip report.....

    Just got back from my slowest run to HB bank and other southern fishing areas on our trip. I have been fishing long range for a number of years. Been to HB bank over 50 times.....and yes I have had some slow trips but I have never seen it dead..... no life...… we fished it just a couple of...
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    Stay tuned for a new December schedule from the Intrepid

    The Intrepid will soon announce a new December schedule with shorter trips. Stay tuned and watch there web sight. This will be your opportunity to fish close to home and still take care of all your holiday needs.
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    Intrepid cancel December trips?

    I didn't. He picked this trip. I just happened to be on it.
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    Intrepid cancel December trips?

    Stay turned. The Intrepid plans on doing there Dec. schedule update with short trips. Watch there Web sight with soon to be new short trips replacing the 15 and 15 days trips they had.
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    Intrepid cancel December trips?

    Stay tuned. I just had a bird tell me... look for some short trips in Dec. on the Intrepid. Look soon on the Intrepid Web page for new and upcoming Dec. short trips.
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    Intrepid cancel December trips?

    See you soon Nebraska. Counting the days. leaving Tuesday on a 14 day trip.
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    Intrepid 14 day Nov. 6-20 Roll call

    Corndog loved fishing the SOA. As for planning a good retirement my wife is the brains for that. If you need any advice you can PM me and talk with my wife.
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    American Angler Nov. 5th 7 Day Trip

    Steve I just got back last week from the Ridge. The tuna were on the small side...20lbs but that can change. On the other hand the Wahoo fishing was off the hook... and they were not WEE-HOOS they were the real deal LOGS.. going 35-45 lbs. with a few mixed in at 50-55 mixed in. Biggest was a bit...
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    Intrepid 14 day Nov. 6-20 Roll call

    Well I just got home a few days ago. Now I need to unpack from my Spirit of Adventure 10 day repack for the 14 day Hoo's Run and Gun trip on the Intrepid. I leave Monday for the drive down to San Diego. My co pilot will be non other than Donna ( Reel Lady ) She will be going on the Red Rooster...
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    What was your first SD long range trip? Over 5 days to qualify!

    First trip over 5 days was on the Big Game 90 back in 1995. captain Mike ran the boat. It was a July 4th discounted trip. Pay full price and the second gets half price plus a food surcharge. It was really cheep and all I could afford back then. For the past 12 years I have been fishing different...
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    S of A current trip

    Shon did very good on catching and releasing fish. He was on fire with those speedy wahoo. My first time I met him. I would share the rail anytime with you Shon. We released a lot of the football tuna. Great boat and a very well oiled crew.
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    Dolphin Motel closing Oct. 31...... It's the wrecking ball for Point Loma's Dolphin Motel

    On my way to my final stay at the Dolphin. Its sad its going to be my last time. Off on a 10 day.
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    Dolphin Motel closing Oct. 31...... It's the wrecking ball for Point Loma's Dolphin Motel

    Dolphin Motel 2912 Garrison St, San Diego, CA 92106 The Dolphin Motel across from the landing will close its doors Oct. 31. The reopen date is yet to be decided. What I hear is there going to level the old Motel and build a new one. Read the link below...………...
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    RP 10/2-12 Finale

    Lake, Thank you for taking the time for this great write up. Not only did I enjoy it the others enjoy it in what they said. Again a BIG THANKS. See you at the rail sometime again.
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    Loading bait for our first long trip of the year. Catchy Tackle 15-day.

    Fished with Lake a few times... great guy! See you in 4 days... are you coming in the night before? We go out to dinner the night before on trips. Let me know...we can exchange cell numbers.
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    Loading bait for our first long trip of the year. Catchy Tackle 15-day.

    Dan I am leaving on another trip a week after my 10 day. I depart Nov. 6 for a 14 day on the Intrepid. Enjoy your trip in Nov.
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    Loading bait for our first long trip of the year. Catchy Tackle 15-day.

    Bill I just posted this because I know some people want to see how these long trips will do. I am, not on this trip... I am on a 10 day that departs Wed.
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    Loading bait for our first long trip of the year. Catchy Tackle 15-day.

    Shon I posted this because I have been on this trip in the past.... this year I am fishing with you.... they all took the bait and thought I was on the 15 day that sailed yesterday… LOL
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    Lets see your best long range photos 2018

    288 - with Captain Sam Moore
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    Better Photos

    Jon you want me to download the app “SnapSeed… LOL … My wife got me a I-phone last year..... the other day a flashlight came on...it only took me a few hours to figure how to turn the thing off …. LOL … now I can't turn it back on.... these gargets they have require kids help... I will ask a...
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    Better Photos

    Steve every fish I catch looks Huge, well crap I am only 5'3 and starting to shrink in my old age. LOL …..
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    Pack your passports

    Just a reminder to those going fishing soon to pack your passports. The trips are getting longer this time of year so if your on a long range trip its a must to have your passports packed and with you on the boat. I have been on trips where a angler forgot his passport a couple of times in the...
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    Spirit of Adventure 10 day.... Oct. 17-27 Roll call... 2 open spots!

    Shon..... check your tackle again.... LOL I thought I just did that.... it drives my wife crazy.... LOL... ok I am going to unpack and repack..... Don't forget your passports..... I think Jim has all the passport numbers filled out...but pack your passport.... see you next week.
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    Incredible Gift

    Now that's some good stuff right there. Very cool John.
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    Spirit of Adventure 10 day.... Oct. 17-27 Roll call... 2 open spots!

    No Catchy... but I will see you very soon Dave. I will repack when I go home from this trip. Can't wait to share the rail with you.
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    14-16 Day Gear Recommendations

    I have looked at many boats that do the 14-16 day trips and it seems to me there web pages for tackle recommendations needs to be updated. This site suggests newell reels and a top shot of 100 yards of mono. If you look at this sight or others you will see that many of the long range web pages...
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    Spirit of Adventure 10 day.... Oct. 17-27 Roll call... 2 open spots!

    I have not been on this boat in awhile. I remember the Capt. and crew were great so I booked this charter trip last week. Jim Hart has been doing this trip as charter master for years. Talking to Jim last night 2 of the guys can't go. This is a limited load of 20. Cost is $3,600. If you want to...
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    Red Rooster Oct 13 "Points South" Roll Call

    I leave the 17th on the Spirt. We might run into out there. Enjoy your trip on the bird.
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    My 250th - Why I am here, on BD, perseverating

    Nice you were doing this for all of us to enjoy. I can hear it in your voice you enjoyed making it as much as I did watching it. Tight lines.... hope to share the rail with you again in the near future Loc.
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    Sacramento salmon report

    Paul thanks for the info.
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    Sacramento river salmon report

    Hello I hope I am posting this in the right forum. I am going salmon fishing on the Sacramento river this Monday and Tuesday with big Al's fishing guide service. Looks like we will be fishing near or about 20 minutes from the Sacramento metro area. I was wondering if anyone could point me in the...
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    Sacramento salmon report

    Hello I hope I am posting this in the right forum. I am going salmon fishing on the Sacramento river this Monday and Tuesday with big Al's fishing guide service. Looks like we will be fishing near or about 20 minutes from the Sacramento metro area. I was wondering if anyone could point me in the...
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    Sacramento salmon report metro area

    Hello I hope I am posting this in the right forum. I am going salmon fishing on the Sacramento river this Monday and Tuesday with big Al's fishing guide service. Looks like we will be fishing near or about 20 minutes from the Sacramento metro area. I was wondering if anyone could point me in the...
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    Wahoo Titanium Bait Rigs

    I buy those from John at trophy tackle. Zero failure.
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    Loading and unloading the boat

    I just love the red shirts. I pull my truck up to curb and they unload everything from my truck. These day they tell me...Soda we got this..... I tip them $60.00 every trip I go on.... unless I am riding the Red Roster.... they don't work that landing. I also bring them some red bull energy...
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    3.5 Day What to Expect

    I don't do short trips so I can not offer much. I will say go out and have a blast! I have found over the years that most all San Diego boats are great. Enjoy yourself out on the water. O ya make sure you have a passport.
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    Engraving side of fishing reel.

    Called this guys phone and it says mailbox full. I e-mailed him with no response. Don't know how people stay in business with no customer service?
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    30/40 # mono help

    X2 …. IZORLINE ONLY
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    A Few More Days To Go.

    You boys have fun out there on the Intrepid. I am on a 14 in Nov. and a 15 in Jan. Enjoy all the ocean has to offer.
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    Engraving side of fishing reel.

    Gary thanks for the link. I will call them. This is what I was looking for.
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    Engraving side of fishing reel.

    I live in Fresno Ca. I was looking to get a reel engraved with my name on it. Don't really see anything in my area so I am reaching out for help. If you know a place that can do laser engraving for a reel please help. I can ship it anywhere but need it in about a month. The name will be on the...
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    RP Next Week...yeah baby!

    Dave have a wonderful time out on the water. Catch some fish and relax on your trip. Enjoy.
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    Which trip(s) are you going on in 2019?

    SPIRIT OF ADVENTURE … 10 day... Oct. 17 - Oct. 27 INTREPID SPORTFISHING … 14 Day … November 6-20 INTREPID SPORTFISHING … 15 day... January 12-27 Royal Polaris … 16 day... April 24 -May 10
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    Polaris Supreme 10 Day Gear list!!

    Josh your on a boat that will take care of you. Tommy and crew are one of the best in the business when it comes to customer service. Also you will find if your missing tackle your fellow anglers are there to help you out. When you step up your game plan and go on these 10 day trips most...
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    08/04/18 Guadalupe Island Independence trip video

    Enjoyed the hard work you did. Those great white sharks are incredible to watch. I was at the lupe last month. I booked the trip just to see the great white sharks. I handed most all my tuna off..... I landed 2 and handed off 8... they were all in the 40-60 lb range with the biggest at 77 lbs.
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    Where’s the Excel?

    I had a invite on this trip. I had other plans. I wish them a fun and safe trip. The BIG X is a great boat to fish.
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    Mike Morris Update

    This is the best news. Mike I sure missed you on the docks. Again this is just great news.
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    First Long Range Trip on RR3 in 2 Weeks

    Jack the bait is very small. Don't forget your small hooks.( Look up bait size on the forums ) You will more than likely be making bait. Don't stress if you don't have something. Most long range angles love to help there fellow anglers out. You will be riding the bird ( red rooster ) you will...
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    SOA roll call for Sep 9

    I am on the 10 day in Oct also with Jim Hart. Is that the trip your on?
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    Intrepid Anglers Choice 8 day 8/27-9-4

    Thanks for the great pictures and detailed report. I am on a 14 day in Nov. and a 15 day in Jan. on the Intrepid.
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    New okuma pch railrods

    I will stick with my UC Viper. Thanks
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    Help with Wahoo bomb repair

    Enough said..... Jeff nailed it.
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    7ft vs 8ft rods

    I was 55 when this was first posted..... crap I am 61 now...??? lots of changes in gear over a period of time.
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    Trolling rod for 15day, xxh or xxxh

    Fishy..... you can tell the group how much I just love to troll for Wahoo or anything..... LOL when is the last time you watched me troll.... LOL heck I am napping half the time.. LOL
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    Trolling rod for 15day, xxh or xxxh

    I don't even own a trolling set up. I use the boats. I ride 4 boats in the fleet... mostly 15 day trips.... about 5-7 a year.... again I do just fine with the boats gear.
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    How Tight are Your Rubbers?

    Soak them nasty smelling keens in vinegar or take them and wash them in soap. Let dry and your good to go.
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    How Tight are Your Rubbers?

    My wife and I went to REI and tried them on. Then we bought them online and saved 20 bucks.
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    How Tight are Your Rubbers?

    I fish wahoo in my Keen sandals. Mine are closed toe with a strap in back. I asked the captains and deckhands and they said there ok. I don't use my boots much anymore.
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    whoo specials

    My buddy and I use to go on the 9 day Roberts trip. Great fun. I believe Gary was a retired veterinarian if I am not mistaken. Had so much fun on Tommy's boat.
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    Best and worst months for 15 day trip.

    I use to fish the 15-16 day trips Oct. - June …… 7 trips a year.... I cut it down to 3-4 trips a year now. Its all a crap shot.... I don't fish Dec. because that's family time. So Oct can be very good if you can get the 1st boat down south to the bank... that would be the ( Intrepid ) Its sold...
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    Big fish / maybe cow capable rods

    Not my pick.... but if its the Laurens that fishes June Heat on the Rooster he is a honest guy.... Again I would rather go with a rod more capable of putting a cow on the deck. Also look for a 7 foot rod. You will get a lot of feedback on what rods you need..... but remember if you never cow...
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    FREE - RR3 - #200lb Jacket. XL. Never worn

    I sell you mine.... 40 cases of soda... LOL
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    Roll Call Tuna Chasers 8day 9/23-10/1

    Kenny have a great trip. I will be on the Intrepid in Nov. and Jan. Go easy on the captain on your poker games... LOL enjoy..... always fun fishing with the Intrepid team.
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    First long range trip advice

    If your retired go long.... 15-16 days..... I do a few 15 day trips every year and try to hop on a 16 day also..... I am doing Nov. - Jan. - April and May.... if you pick one of those trips PM me and I will help you out. I fish the Excel, Intrepid , Red Rooster and I will be doing a April trip...
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    Captain Kevin

    I called Kevin a few months ago. He sure misses being on the ocean. I have yet to fish with a captain like Kevin. He treated every customer like family. Boy do I miss fishing with Kevin.
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    NorCal 8 day - RP trip report

    Thanks for the report. We had about the same fishing your group had Doug. We only got taxed 1 day....and it was very little the tax man asked for... 3 total
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    lupe reports please?

    40-90 with most tuna in the 40-50 lb. range
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    Soda pop

    I fish 100 yards of mono on my lighter line. Then tony pena to the mono.... 3 feet....2/0 hook...… keep it simple.... fluro is a must....
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    lupe reports please?

    Not much tax to pay on my trip. one day only 2 fish to the tax man...the other day and a half no tax. We see lots of great whites but they must of been full.
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    Long Range Boats heads and Showers

    Intrepid has 4 showers.... 2 up stairs and 2 downstairs.... I think the BIG X has 2 in rooms also....
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    Soda pop

    Thanks for the kind words. Roy is was a pleasure sharing the rail with you. What worked...… having fun in the sun.... 30-40lb fluro…..2/0 hook....
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    Long Range Boats heads and Showers

    Did I miss a shower downstairs? I only remember 1 forward and one aft shower...2 upstairs.
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    lupe reports please?

    30-40 lb. is the ticket. 2/0 hook..... some were getting them on 1/0 hooks. It can change fast.....so bring 30-60.....just got back 2 days ago. 30 got bit very good...but you lost a few for going with 30... 40 got bit....but not as much as 30....but you landed the bigger fish... fluro is the...
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    Guadalupe Island... Red Rooster... JULY 31- AUG. 5 I just got on

    And I thought you liked me Jon...LOL I don't go swimming with the sharks brother.
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    Guadalupe Island... Red Rooster... JULY 31- AUG. 5 I just got on

    Thanks everyone for the feedback...…...
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    Guadalupe Island... Red Rooster... JULY 31- AUG. 5 I just got on

    I haven't fished the Lupe in a long time. I think the last time was 1989 or 1990. This trip was sold out for some time. I was lucky to book this trip today...someone could not go.... I will have to refresh my thoughts on this one. Chime in if you can point out what I might be forgetting. 30-100...
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    Can someone please post actual trip results etc?

    Is this where I ask about how to fish for rock cod? How many fish did you get last trip? This forum has always been about Long Range fishing. This is where people come to ask questions... give us heads up on new fishing toys coming on the market.... roll call on a upcoming trip.... and whatever...
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    ISLAND IN THE SUN -Independence 7 Day 2018

    Great report. Use to fish that island before you had to have a permit. Thanks for taking the time.
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    Whoo Hoo!

    Have fun brother. Enjoy yourself.
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    Mike Morris Update

    Great news. Thanks for posting
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    Ramp Monsters

    Pretty cool Bill. Thanks for posting it.
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    Where's the money ?

    Intrepid don't need a code group. I have fished this boat 60-80 days a year for the past ten years..... always catch fish.... I also ride some of those so called code boats and liked them also..... they all have there own style. Don't knock any San Diego boats.... that just childish.
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    Red Rooster 4 day, July 16

    Enjoy your time on the Bird. I pretty much only do the 15 day trips. I did do an 8 day this year...boy was I lost. LOL.... Always a fun boat to be on... great crew..... if I were to guess it would be Yellowtail/ bluefin..... but I am no expert on these 4 day trips.....have fun... you will load...
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    Offsite parking option for Fisherman Landing

    Dolphin hotel sometimes lets you park for $10.00 per day. Also the Ramada sometimes will let you park for $10.00 a day. I would call and ask them. I stay at the dolphin for long trips. I have seen them if they have room let people park there. Good luck.
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    SOLD Basil BHP Wind-On Flourocarbon Top shots

    Jeff let me know..... I would of paid you cash at the dock.....
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    Roll call Red Rooster 8 day June 14-22 Seeker Rods... and a bit of a story.... I am back

    So my wife and I drove down to San Diego to meet the Red Rooster. They were on a 15 day trip. I missed the trip do to some medical problems. So now that I am doing 100% better Nick the second Capt. on the Rooster said he was running the next trip...an 8 day ( Soda ) you should hop on the next...
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    Red Rooster Mermaids

    LOL it all about having fun.....
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    Roll call. Red Rooster June Heat. 15 day

    Glad your home and doing a little better. I know your in a lot of pain right now. Just hang in there. I am on my way to San Diego right now. Picking your gear up tomorrow. I wish the boat would tell us when there coming in. I am guessing 6am-7am....but you know me I will be up at 4am walking the...
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    Excellent promotion

    Congrats to Ray. He eared it. One of the best in the business. Class act all the way.
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    Spinners on the Rail?

    That's crazy spinner Jamie used on this trip was at 1523/2427 in the video.
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    Spinners on the Rail?

    Fu*k that... LOL no way I could do that...then again I am 60 years old now...That was incredible.
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    Trip Decision

    I don't think a 7 day has ever caught a cow... well maybe a lucky bluefin over 200...go long.... 15 day will give you a good shot at a cow.
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    Spinners on the Rail?

    Yes he does. Does Jamie still have that contraption? That was really cool watching him bring in fish with that setup.
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    Excel July 5th, 8 Day

    You are going to spoiled on the Excel. Great boat great crew great food and a fishing platform like no other boat...its huge! Enjoy yourself
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    Big boy reel

    When you hook into a tuna in the 150-200 lb range..... there is no getting the tuna in faster..... the fish will be in control ….. you can not put max drag at first or something will break... these tuna are very strong and they don't play around..... trust me I have caught many tuna in the...
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    Roll call. Red Rooster June Heat. 15 day

    sometimes in the lower zone its hard to get internet. I was booked on this trip but gave my trip away because I went into the hospital. Who do you know on the trip Bob?
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    Roll call. Red Rooster June Heat. 15 day

    I got a call from someone on the boat. Yes they will start fishing today.
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    Mike Morris Update

    Love you Mike. Your looking good brother
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    Roll call. Red Rooster June Heat. 15 day

    Unfortunately I will not be able to see you folks off unless things change. They need to do a few more tests and it looks like I might be here a couple more days. I posted more on my Facebook page. I want everyone on the trip to have a wonderful trip. I hope to see you when you return with many...
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    Roll call. Red Rooster June Heat. 15 day

    Steve enjoy the trip. Glad you could make it.
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    Roll call. Red Rooster June Heat. 15 day

    Bummer I can’t share the rail with you.
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    Roll call. Red Rooster June Heat. 15 day

    As it’s looking right now I won’t be able to make the trip. As I said before I won’t put my fellow anglers in jeopardy because I could get ready bad out on the ocean. It’s not fair to them or myself. Safety first fishing second. I will hopefully drive down to see you folks off. I have gifted my...
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    Roll call. Red Rooster June Heat. 15 day

    Thanks to everyone for their concerns about my health. Looks like I have a release date Wednesday. I will keep everyone posted. And I am well aware that I must be in at least a very safe health to do this trip. In no way do I want to impact my fellow anglers trip. I don’t need to be selfish and...
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    Roll call. Red Rooster June Heat. 15 day

    I can drink diet coke....and I can eat diet coke..... OKKAYY BROTHER....
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    Mike Morris Update

    Matthew thanks for the update.
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    Roll call. Red Rooster June Heat. 15 day

    Hey Bill I remember you trying to hook up a hammock up top before..... you should give that another go....
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    Roll call. Red Rooster June Heat. 15 day

    Thanks for posting this Bill.
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    Shelves on the RP

    Andre, Thanks for posting this. I am doing my first ever RP trip in April. 16 day
  376. Soda Pop

    Roll call. Red Rooster June Heat. 15 day

    Just got a report from a bubby of mine. Wahoo fishing was really good and Tuna fishing was good at times. Look you also get the Soda Pop dance LOL LOL what else can you ask for..... great food and customer service is always 5 star brother
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    Roll call. Red Rooster June Heat. 15 day

    Got my tackle ready. Now just have to pack my clothes and soda pop!
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    Roll call. Red Rooster June Heat. 15 day

    see you guys in a couple of weeks.
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    Mike Morris Update

    Thank you for the update. Mike I am in your corner buddy.
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    Roll call. Red Rooster June Heat. 15 day

    It’s almost time once again to go on the June Heat trip. This trip is the last boat that fishes HB bank until the intrepid returns in October. Always a great group to fish with and Leo from accurate reels will be our sponsor once again. Starting to get my stuff organized. Did inventory on all my...
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    What trips are you on this year?

    My wife and I have been married for many years. Happily married and best friends. Every trip she boards a flight to San Diego to meet the boat. After the unload and taking care of the fish we drive home together. You ask.... how can I pull this off and have a happy marriage.... we both have...
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    What trips are you on this year?

    Excel is a GREAT boat. The only reason I am not on there boat this year is because the trips that fit my schedule were sold out. You will enjoy the BIG X. Tell the crew soda pop says hello.
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    What trips are you on this year?

    Thanks brother. I have to say I cut back this year. The last 8 years I have been doing 6-7... 14-16 day trips a year... or between 90-105 days on the water.
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    What trips are you on this year?

    Red Rooster... June Heat May 26- June 10 .... 15 day Intrepid... Hoo's Run and Gun Nov.6-20 .... 14 day Intrepid... Silent Jim's Baja Extravaganza Jan 12-27.... 15 day Royal Polaris... JOHN COLLINS SPECIAL April 24- May 10.... 16 day Hope to share the rail with old friends and meet some new...
  385. Soda Pop

    1 spot on June Heat Red Rooster trip

    Donna this is GREAT NEWS. I am so excited you are going. See you at my home in a couple of weeks. Now we can use the carpool lane! Don't worry about tackle I once again over bought.
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    Hopkins with buck tails

    Bill I have some of those. I will bring them on the June Heat trip were on..... I have never tossed them in the water.
  387. Soda Pop

    1 spot on June Heat Red Rooster trip

    Jason, Sorry about your dad not making the trip. I wish him a full recovery. See you soon on the June Heat trip brother.
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    Looks like the Big X has internet Service down below

    Looks like the Excel is doing good on Wahoo and Tuna. Next month I will give it a shot on the June Heat.
  389. Soda Pop

    Mike Morris Update

    Jon thanks for posting. Mike is one of the greatest guys I have ever met. I have never fished with him... just met him on the dock..... a really all around stand up nice guy. I wish him a full recovery.
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    Mike Morris Update

    Great news! thanks for the update.
  391. Soda Pop

    Re-gearing up, from scratch.

    Ringed hooks always for me. Lets the bait swim natural. Knot for 100 lb and 130 lb. crimp is old school but it still has a place for kite fishing.
  392. Soda Pop

    Re-gearing up, from scratch.

    Yep when the bait is small I have no problem fishing a super mutu owner 4/0 circle hook. I have a 255-270 and a 288 with those 4/0 hooks.
  393. Soda Pop

    Re-gearing up, from scratch.

    Loc welcome back to long range fishing. I was on the trip you were on. You fixed up Denny's hand really good. I also still wear my t-shirt you made for everyone on the trip. Your a great guy. As far as gearing up again you got this brother. Already some good post from other anglers. I myself...
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    Mike Morris Update

    Thank you Joe.
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    Several Questions, Seeking Input

    Anyone have any video they can find to post on the PL-68 for Roy would be great. wind fast and if the jig stops at 100 feet its a bite. keep reeling..... the PL-68 is a different kind of bite than bait is most of the time.
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    Mike Morris Update

    Joe any update on Mike? Great guy
  397. Soda Pop

    Mike Morris Update

    Any updates on Mike?
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    Uc rod for Makaria 50sea

    invictus or gladiator. I would go with the invictus. The gladiator is over kill. Too stiff.
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    Uc rod for Makaria 50sea

    Centaur????? Not for a 50. I don't even own this rod. But then I only fish 15-18 day trips.
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    Mike Morris Update

    Joe thank you for posting the updated information. Man I have to say Mike is such a great guy. I am in his corner. keep us posted please. Thanks
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    Mike Morris Update

    Joe please keep us update. Thanks
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    19 days...

    Jim its almost time for you to go out on the ocean and enjoy yourself. Good luck buddy.
  403. Soda Pop

    Mike Morris Update

    Mike is a great person. I am in your corner buddy.
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    Upcoming Intrepid trip-Question

    That won't fit my schedule this year Gary. Enjoy yourself. You still going to Africa?
  405. Soda Pop

    RIP Norm Taniguchi

    RIP Norm. you will be missed.
  406. Soda Pop

    Has anyone been kicked off a LR boat?

    I have seen just a couple that were black balled from the fleet.
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    Upcoming Intrepid trip-Question

    Gary have fun on your Feb. trip. What other trip are you on in Dec. ?
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    Upcoming Intrepid trip-Question

    Scott are you on the Silent Jim 15 day in Jan. ? I just booked it. Hope to share the rail with you again.
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    19 days...

    Good luck to everyone going on this trip. I will be in Victoria BC Canada while you are far away from land fishing and having fun. Enjoy yourself on the BIG X
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    Upcoming Intrepid trip-Question

    I like 12 and 15. 12 has a nice closet.
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    Royal Polaris Clipperton 2020 is already sold out

    keep me posted about that 2nd trip... I never called to get on the wait list.... 2nd trip would be better for me... I think I am going to be on a private charter Feb. 2020 if the guys from Alaska go again.
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    Royal Polaris Clipperton 2020 is already sold out

    I Wish I would of known about this trip. I have always wanted to do a Clipperton trip not so much about how good or bad the fishing is but to just cross it off on my bucket list. I would ride the boat each way for the pure joy of seeing the ocean on the 6 day ride down and back. Its a 21day...
  413. Soda Pop

    Red Rooster June Heat... I just got on...

    See you in a couple of months Joe.
  414. Soda Pop

    Albacore this year?

    What is a Albacore ? I haven't seen these fish in a very long time. My guess would be another year with no Albacore in the mix. Count on Blue Fin.
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    Red Rooster June Heat... I just got on...

    I was looking to book another long trip. One of my favorite trips to do is the June Heat. Always a great group on this trip. Looking at the schedule it was sold out so I called to get on the waiting list. To my surprise the young lady in the office said she had a couple of open spots. I was...
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    Long range Reports

    You can not get WI-FI down in the zone. They will post most of what is going on there 4 day ride home. You will get a few limited reports from Facebook but the pictures and full reports will be done when there in range for there WI-FI to work again.
  417. Soda Pop

    Whew, Fred's over...back to fishing

    This is why I only have Basil make my topshots. Zero failure period. I don't trust myself and I don't like making topshots anyways. When I go long I go with the best........... Basil.... BHP wind on's. Top rated customer service
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    Big Fish Transport -Mike Morris

    Mike I am in your corner every step of the way. If you need anything you can call me anytime.
  419. Soda Pop

    Penn Fishing Pole

    LOL ..... great stuff..... thanks for posting
  420. Soda Pop

    Nebraska Goes Long Range Fishing - 2018 15 day Intrepid Report

    Thank you for taking the time. Its been an amazing read...... at times I thought I was next to you on the rail. Keep in touch Nebraska..... tell the family hello.
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    Nebraska Goes Long Range Fishing - 2018 15 day Intrepid Report

    Another great adventure Nebraska. thanks again. Man you make us all fell like were right next to you on the rail. I was about to check my line to see if your tuna picked me up! Amazing
  422. Soda Pop

    Nebraska Goes Long Range Fishing - 2018 15 day Intrepid Report

    Another great read. Thanks for taking the time to do this Nebraska. All of us are enjoying your adventure at sea. All the life the ocean has to offer is why I love going long range fishing.
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    Nebraska Goes Long Range Fishing - 2018 15 day Intrepid Report

    HOLLY SH*T you left us hanging over the rail on that one brother. OMG I need more of this amazing trip.
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    Nebraska Goes Long Range Fishing - 2018 15 day Intrepid Report

    The second time it sticks and there are 3 of us standing there with baits pinned on, ready to go. We pitch in and within 15 seconds all 3 of us are hooked up! ................................................................................................................................. It...
  425. Soda Pop

    Big Fish Transport -Mike Morris

    Wishing Mike the very best. Great person.
  426. Soda Pop

    Joyous News in Our House

    Now that is GREAT news Jim. Congrats
  427. Soda Pop

    Nebraska Goes Long Range Fishing - 2018 15 day Intrepid Report

    Ok brother.... you will have me checking the next chapter 40 times a day.... man can you do a GREAT report. Thank for sharing brother. Say hello to your wife. Such a great couple.
  428. Soda Pop

    Bringing the candy to PV

    They took ours and dumped it also.
  429. Soda Pop

    Kevin Osborn

    Kevin can no longer be on any boat due to a bad back He had surgery and that didn't go as planed. You cannot replace Kevin and his outgoing personality. Bill and Sam are doing a fine job, but Kevin just had that magic personality. I talk with him from time to time. Its sad we can no longer fish...
  430. Soda Pop

    Intrepid - 15 day Soft Steel Trip report - Jan 27

    Paul thanks for the report. Glad everyone had a great time.
  431. Soda Pop

    Trip scheduled changed - what are my rights?

    I have never been in your shoes. If that ever happened to me I would never ride or look at another trip on that boat. They changed there trip. They should give you 100% of your money back. Even if they eat the 3%. I have had to change trips before and rebooked without any problems.
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    50 vs 30 size

    go with the 50. Here is my thinking. I use my 50 for big baits. You need the yards of line it holds. Sometimes a skipjack will run 200 yards or more then get picked up. After you get bit using a skipjack its another 15-20 seconds before you want to set the hook....then the fish runs..... another...
  433. Soda Pop

    A big thanks to longe range chefs

    I just got off a 16 day trip on the Excel in late Nov. / Dec. and a 15 day trip on the Intrepid trip in late Jan. On both these trips the food was very good. Both trips had a few days of very sloppy seas. The wind picked up to some 25-30 knots and both these big boats were rocking and rolling...
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    Silent Jim Intrepid 15 Day Report

    hey fishy I was on that trip..... the one that just got back on Sunday...not the one before or 10 years ago......Silent Jim put on a great charter for all..... enjoyed myself.... and all the passengers were outstanding....
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    Dolphin Motel toast

    I just stayed there a couple of weeks ago. I really like the staff there....
  436. Soda Pop

    Silent Jim Intrepid 15 Day Report

    1 of 3 cows I got in the first 2 days. lots of great fish were caught and a great group of guys.
  437. Soda Pop

    424 & 319 off Loreto

    Thanks for posting this Basil. Wow I dream of just a shot at a tuna like that someday.
  438. Soda Pop

    American Angler 14 Day Calstar Trip - Hurricane Bank

    Alan thanks for the report. I am heading out this Friday for a 15 day and a 16 day in Feb. Glad you had a great trip. Looks like you guys got back to the dock when the storm hit..... sucks to unload in the rain.
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    Intrepid Silent Jim's Baja Extravaganza 15 day .... Jan. 12-27

    Almost packed up for my upcoming trip leaving Friday. Any of you doing dinner the night before the trip? If its like the past years we meet at the Vagabond around 6pm. Let me know.... thanks........................
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    AA report

    I’m unfamiliar with making bait at the Bank. ................................................................................................................................. Steve the only bait at the bank are Skippy's. No bait making after dinner. I use a small jig with a J hook for the...
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    Intrepid Silent Jim's Baja Extravaganza 15 day .... Jan. 12-27

    Gary I tried to pm you. Here is my cell if you need any questions asked about your upcoming trip to Africa. 95-323-6425... cell home 559-432-2325... A&K will take care of you. There one of the best in travel. 5 star service all the way. What airline are you flying? Give me a call. It was great...
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    Last minute question

    take it. I always take mine. Good luck. I am on the trip after yours. Leave us some cows would ya please.... LOL best of luck
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    Merry Christmas and a happy new year

    Just wanted to say hope everyone has a great Christmas and a happy new year. I will be seeing you at the rail someday soon.
  444. Soda Pop

    Jet Head Wahoo Bombs!!!!

    Yes John I am on the Silent Jims trip.
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    Intrepid Silent Jim's Baja Extravaganza 15 day .... Jan. 12-27

    Well folks with less than a month to go I figure I better start making a list and checking it twice. Order placed with BHP Tackle. Basil has my top shots on the way. Lots of good people on this trip. This will be Silent Jims very first charter and when he called me I was all over it. Many on...
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    Nebraska Goes Tuna Fishing - Sophomore Edition

    I will see you at the dock Nebraska. I am on the trip before you and the trip after you return. Heck I might see you both times. Any rods and reels you need I will leave them with Capt. Sammy or a crew member. Any other tackle you need don't hesitate to ask. Remember I am one of many tackle...
  447. Soda Pop

    Excel 16 day November 24th – December 10th

    I was on the Excel 16 day also. To put my view on this trip is easy.... it was slow.....first couple of days was ok...... but then went down hill from there. The crew did what they could but the trip never turned around for us. I did hit a milestone. This was my 50th trip over 15 days. Ranking...
  448. Soda Pop

    2 Weeks and a wake-up, Intrepid 16 Day

    You guys have fun out there on the Intrepid. I will be fishing on a 15 day in Jan. and a 16 day in Feb. on the Intrepid. Rick as far as lighter gear I bring 30 lb mono for fishing live bait Wahoo. 40-50 lb for jigs. I have seen guys bring 20 if they find small dodo's around. But your go to tuna...
  449. Soda Pop

    Happy Thanksgiving 2017

    Wishing all my Bloodydeck friends a happy Thanksgiving. I will be having Thanksgiving on the Excel and sleeping on the boat that night. We depart on a 16 day trip Friday. We have a early check in... 5:30 Am so the offer of sleeping on the boat the day before works out great for some of us...
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    Archipiélago de Revillagigedo FB Page

    .................................................................................................................... I will check this out on my trip leaving Friday. Try to give you an update where the boats stand on this.
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    Archipiélago de Revillagigedo FB Page

    Last time this went down and we could not fish the buffer zone...it was HB bank only......the lower banks had no fish so we spent the entire trip at the bank.....and it was really slow..... that was 22 years ago.
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    16 day Excel trip leaving the day after Thanksgiving!

    Dave we will be sharing the rail very soon my friend. Its going to be a fun filled trip. I can't wait to meet you Dave. 2 more sleeps and were on the BIG X as she points her bow south some 1,000 miles in search of Tuna and Wahoo.
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    Should 16 day trips take a day on the bluefin grounds?

    I have yet to fish Bluefin on a 15 or a 16 day. I leave Friday on the Excel 16 day trip. I think will go to HB to start off. After that will see what happens.
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    Pelagic Gear - 16 Day trip on the Excel ... Nov. 24- Dec. 10 Roll Call

    1 week from today I will be eating turkey on the Excel. Almost packed all my stuff needed for this upcoming 16 day trip. Lots of honey do stuff before I drive south to San Diego. I like everything in order. It makes it easy for my wife.
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    Larry Brown 10 day on the Intrepid

    Great report. Now that is a monster you got. Congrats. I was on the trip before yours and you guys make history. Larry Brown and the Intrepid team..... you can't go wrong there.
  456. Soda Pop

    Anyone tried a double trouble below a bobber balloon?

    I don't use a balloon. I fly line. I call this method cheating balloon fishing. I can only pick a hand full of guys that know how to fish the balloon and are good at it. They at times even get in tangles at some point. The method your talking about would only work with a helium balloon.
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    **ck trip canceled, anyone fish the Melton 12 day on the Excel?

    I will also see you at the dock. I am on the 16 day before your trip. Enjoy yourself on the BIG X. You will be in good hands.
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    Pelagic Gear - 16 Day trip on the Excel ... Nov. 24- Dec. 10 Roll Call

    Fished the BIG X many times..... your right...great crew and here is a pic 2 years ago on the Excel.
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    Pelagic Gear - 16 Day trip on the Excel ... Nov. 24- Dec. 10 Roll Call

    I missed this trip last year do to a torn muscle in my arm. When this happened I called the Excel office and moved my money to this year. Jason at the Excel office understood and was a great help. So who else is on this trip? I just came back from a 15 day trip Oct. 29 and fishing was off the...
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    Red Rooster 15/12 Nov 7 open spot

    Donna anything Bev and myself can help you with...give us a call.....were there for you. Recover soon my friend.
  461. Soda Pop

    Big Fish

    Great job Sammy. You worked hard to get where you are today. Capt. Sam Moore is a fine hard working Capt.
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    Red Rooster 15/12 Nov 7 open spot

    On a less favorable note, Red Rooster 3 is charging me a $250 cancellation fee even though they are getting the full amount for the trip. Does not seem fair at all. Thanks, Ed...
  463. Soda Pop

    200# Bigeye Caught on a 20VISX

    I only use BHP wind-on top shots. ONLY!!! Basil not only makes a great wind-on but I can count on my orders being there when I need them.
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    Intrepid Catchy Tackle 15 day Oct. 14 Early Check-In

    David I don't know how bad it will be but the day boats come and go around that time. Also I parked at the Ramada one time. It was $10.00 day... that was 5 years ago. Also the overflow lot down the street... just ask the red shirts where its located. I think you will be able to get a spot in the...
  465. Soda Pop

    Best Long Range Boat

    I am on the Pelagic 16 day in Nov. on the Excel. Booked 2 years ago. Great boat.... but I have a few great boats to pick from.
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    Packing clothes for a trip

    I don't use mesh bags. I pack light on my duffle bags and turn one into a dirty cloths duffle... lined with extra thick yard bags and that seems to work.
  467. Soda Pop

    Packing clothes for a trip

    Paul thanks for this info. Not only will this work for fishing but it is a good deal when my wife and I travel abroad.
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    Intrepid Catchy Tackle 15 day Oct. 14 Early Check-In

    Those of you that are on Intrepid Catchy Tackle 15 day trip leaving this Sat. Oct. 14.... I just got a memo from Fred the charter master that we are leaving at 9AM if everyone shows up early. Steve will open the office so we can get checked in at 7AM. I know a lot of people on this trip are not...
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    Intrepid Catchy Tackle 15 day Oct. 14-29

    ..................................................................................................................... Rich I will see you next week. This will be fun. Pete I take it will be with you.. Right?
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    Intrepid Catchy Tackle 15 day Oct. 14-29

    They have rod holders up top and cup holders. Just sit and relax and when you get bit reel like a mad man. The crew will pass the rod down and you meet them in a corner. After that.... FIGHT IS ON!!
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    Ken Bush Fall Classic Home

    Thanks for the report. Sounds like a fun filled trip.
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    Intrepid Catchy Tackle 15 day Oct. 14-29

    Don I am taking ( 20 ) 100 LB and ( 15 ) 130 LB wind on's that I bought from Basil. That is for Victor and myself. I always have more than enough. I also have some 150 and 200 the crew made me up last year. About ( 3 ) each for my big baits. You really only need about 6 of each...I always over...
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    Intrepid Catchy Tackle 15 day Oct. 14-29

    Kevin thanks for the update on the parking.
  474. Soda Pop

    What's your idea of a successful Long Range Trip.

    Having a great time out on the water. In order for this to happen your fellow passengers and crew are part of the puzzle. Most all trips I do I enjoy meeting new anglers and fishing with anglers that have become life long friends. The boats I have fished over the past 30+ years the crews on...
  475. Soda Pop

    Tube Mackeral catching at Clarion

    John the cast net worked? I have never tried that. I did try to scoop with the big flyer net. That didn't work out so good. Do you sell those nets your talking about?
  476. Soda Pop

    Intrepid Catchy Tackle 15 day Oct. 14-29

    Joe I sent it in for service. I am picking it up on my way down. Thanks Joe. Your the best
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    A Rose by any other name

    Keep me posted. You never know I just might jump on this trip. I am on the one before and the one after. If I don't make it Nebraska I will have you covered in Tuna and Wahoo gear. Also I will have you set up with terminal tackle.
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    Intrepid Catchy Tackle 15 day Oct. 14-29

    The parking now at the Dolphin hotel has not changed yet. It might, but in Jan. there is tons of parking at the landing. I am on the Jan. Intrepid Silent Jims trip. I hope to share the rail with you again Nebraska. Your one fine guy. O and nothing has changed..i love feeding the brothers... LOL
  479. Soda Pop

    Tub of old random fishing tackle

    Now that's a class act. I love what your doing.
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    Nebraska Goes Long Range Fishing - 15 day Intrepid Report

    Nebraska sure was a fun guy to have on that trip last year. But when he did the write up he blew me away. Man can that guy write. I miss that guy we call Nebraska.
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    Intrepid Catchy Tackle 15 day Oct. 14-29

    I will also be at the Dolphin with Victor. Victor will be new to this trip. He has a couple of long trips under his belt. He will be using my rods and reels for the most part. 17 days??? Holy crap I better get packing so I have time to unpack and repack. LOL
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    No more canned Albacore at the docks???

    David I won't be fishing the March trip this year. I cut a couple of trips this year so I could take my wife to Africa. We went about a month ago. It was like paying for eight 15 day trips... LOL not cheap to play with animals. I am doing Oct. - Nov.- Jan. - and Feb.- this year... and I might...
  483. Soda Pop

    No more canned Albacore at the docks???

    They stopped the trading cans for Tuna program last year. It all went down on a trip I was on last year...the 15 day June Heat on the Red Rooster was the last trip this program worked. Its sad news for a bunch of us. Catch and release what you don't need is what I will do from now on.
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    Intrepid Catchy Tackle 15 day Oct. 14-29

    Starting to get things organized for the Oct. 15 day trip aboard the Intrepid. Called BHP tackle for my wind-on's in 100 and 130 fluro top shots. Basil has them in route to my home... Sent my Wahoo reels in to Squidco and there ready...will pick them up on the 13...day before we depart. Went...
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    welding rings on hooks

    I just ship my sh*t to fishy. LOL Good luck Paul. Let us know how it works out.
  486. Soda Pop

    Rodless Again

    Jim I am at a loss for words here. Try to make the best of your trip. We are all in your corner and will keep our eyes and ears open for you. I can't even think how upset you must feel. I hate sad news like this. Jim your a standup guy and a great friend. Try to enjoy your trip... I know it...
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    33 Days!

    You guys have a great trip on the BIG X. Enjoy the time out on the water on a fishy boat. Great food... Great crew... and lots of time meeting new friends and enjoying your time.
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    Royal Star 15/12 or Intrepid 16

    That's me LOL now the air guitar has slowed down just a bit after I went over the 60 year mark. But I love to have fun..... its all about having fun these days.
  489. Soda Pop

    Royal Star 15/12 or Intrepid 16

    You guys are on the June Heat trip? I was thinking about that trip. I have been on it a couple of times. Great group.
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    Royal Star 15/12 or Intrepid 16

    Yes your right Steve. I am on the Excel and we leave the same day. We will depart a few hours before the Rooster but I still think that Andy will win the race. I believe the Rooster is faster and I will have 100+ sodas to weigh down the Excel... LOL
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    Royal Star 15/12 or Intrepid 16

    Aaron have a great trip. I will be on the 16 day on the Excel. I like the ride down and back. You picked a great boat. I fish the Rooster and Andy and crew will be there for you to enjoy your vacation. Get with Tommy and Nick to help you out. There my go to guys and I have fished many long...
  492. Soda Pop

    Seaguar Premier Big Game 100,130,170,200lb 25yard

    Robert I got my order today Seaguar Premier Big Game 130lb 50 yard Thank you.
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    Nice fish...

    I am on the Excel 16 day trip in Nov. Great boat!
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    9/2 thru 9/10 Excel/Gallagher Fish Explosion

    Get better Jamie. I know Tim will be there. Thanks
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    The one that should have gotten away but didn't

    Crap sorry kept hitting the button...
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    The one that should have gotten away but didn't

    I get bit fishing a Sardine. Bam I am bit within 20 seconds after the bait hits the water. ZZZZZZZZ off goes the line.... 100 yards 200-300-400 yards and the fish stops. I get a few cranks back towards the boat.... ZZZZZ fish takes another run. Andy on the Rooster tells Tommy to get the skiff...
  497. Soda Pop

    The one that should have gotten away but didn't

    I get bit fishing a Sardine. Bam I am bit within 20 seconds after the bait hits the water. ZZZZZZZZ off goes the line.... 100 yards 200-300-400 yards and the fish stops. I get a few cranks back towards the boat.... ZZZZZ fish takes another run. Andy on the Rooster tells Tommy to get the skiff...
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    9/2 thru 9/10 Excel/Gallagher Fish Explosion

    Jamie thanks for the great report. I will be fishing again in Oct. Had to take the wife to see the animals in Africa. Any chance your on the Excel 16 day. It departs the day after thanksgiving. Its the Pelagic trip.
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    Jump from 8 to 10 day

    Chris you can call Capt. Jimmy at 650.712.1740 or go to his web page https://wahoobombs.com/contact
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    A FISH STORY....I ALMOST DID IT ALL BY MYSELF

    I was on that trip. Joe is such a gentleman and a great guy to hang out for 15 days on the water. You did good Joe. I always love sharing the rail with guys like Joe. I salute you with a cold Soda brother.
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    PV on the RRIII

    There are no Wahoo in PV. I have fished PV a few times. Now those snapper they have in PV will rock your socks off.....if you can land them. When we were down there we were fishing for tuna.... A couple of the guys flagged down a panga and caught BIG snapper. They were really close to shore. The...
  502. Soda Pop

    Cedros Sickness!

    Fishy.... Congrats brother. That is a slug!!!
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    More African Safari pictures

    Won't be fishing until Oct. on a 15 day. Have a few of those trips booked. Ready to fish.... that's for sure.
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    More African Safari pictures

    Bugs were not a problem. We were worried that the bugs might be a HUGE problem. Not the case. We have enough deep and other forms of bug spray to open our own store. LOL
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    More African Safari pictures

    Joe we had the time of our lives on Safari. More than what we could ask for.
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    More African Safari pictures

    More pic's of our African safari we took with A&K tour company. Kenya-Tanzania Aug. 2017
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    More African Safari pictures

    Here's a few more pictures from our Safari when we visited Kenya and Tanzania. ............................................................................................................................................ If you scroll down on this page I added more pic's of our African Safari my...
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    Are you a tackle whore? Show us your pic's or give us a story.

    My wife gave me a budget of 50K per year for the last 10 years. Before that I had what they called a job and didn't have the time to fish 100 days a year. I am cutting down on the long range but might try other places in the world to fish. I am eying lizard Island and might try peacock fishing...
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    Izorline sponsored trip???

    If I e-mailed them and got no reply I would question there customer service. I don't do business with shops that don't get back to me. You might call the boat and tell them to have the rep running that trip to call you or e-mail you.
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    Are you a tackle whore? Show us your pic's or give us a story.

    Here are a few pics of my fishing addiction. I also have ( 2 ) 15 day trips booked and ( 2 ) 16 day trips booked this year. Oct. - Nov. Jan. and Feb. ............................ That's a huge cut from last years....................... ( 6 ) 15 day trips and ( 1 ) 16 day trip I was...
  511. Soda Pop

    RR3 Sonny Jones/ Anglers Center 8 Day 9/28-10/6

    Great boat ... Great crew... Great charter master.... You boys have fun out there on the bird. I see this trip is a SOLD OUT TRIP.
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    Are you a tackle whore? Show us your pic's or give us a story.

    Fishy come on. Show us what really goes on behind closed doors. LOL Post you pic's Fishy.
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    Are you a tackle whore? Show us your pic's or give us a story.

    Ok so here the deal. I have been fishing my whole life. I caught my first fish when I was 7. My mom took me to a trout farm one day when my dad was at work and from there I was hooked. A few weeks latter my dad buys this boat. A big cabin cruiser that we lived on in the summer. We would load up...
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    African Safari

    You always listen to your guide. We heard about that when we were there. Never mess with hippos. They kill more people than any other animals there.
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    African Safari

    Thanks Joe. I don't go to the zoo so I had to travel 10,000 miles to see these animals in there natural habitat. Just might have to go back. It was amazing to see these animals come within feet of our land cruiser.
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    African Safari

    I guess we got lucky. We were there for the great migration. Millions of animals everywhere. We seen the leopards 3 out of the 4 days we were in the Mara.
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    African Safari

    I will post more pic's later. My wife has to help me. I am clueless on these machines.
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    African Safari

    So my wife and I visited Kenya and Tanzania on a safari. These are just a few of the pictures we got. I'll bring more on the fishing trips in case this isn't enough. LOL
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    33 Days!

    Dave I will see you in Nov. brother. 16 days..... were going to have a blast on the BIG X
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    North California Albacore

    Fishy that looks like my wife's closet. but instead of rods its cloths with tags still on them. Now I get it. You both have a problem and I am perfect. LOL
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    More fish than your freezer will hold? Then what....

    I collect cans.... LOL I don't do the fish deduction game. Like fishy said...... its chump change. I do donate fish to the vets.... but I don't bother with the forms. Catch and release it a great way to play with your fish and let him go back to grow bigger for the next angler.
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    Intrepid's Kevin Osborne

    I just might be looking for a new boat to ride. I rode the Intrepid because Kevin was not only a great Capt. but more important to me he is a great person to be around. It wasn't always about how many fish we can get but more about how to get everything a long trip has to offer. I have yet to...
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    Intrepid's Kevin Osborne

    This is sad news. I fished with Kevin and I can't imagine anyone filling his shoes on the Intrepid. Great crew on the boat but they aren't Kevin!
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    3.5 Day Report (July 13-16) on the Success

    Thanks for the great write up. Its not how much you catch.... its about how much fun you have.. and your group had so much fun.... the fish were just a bonus... o and those seals never get full.... LOL just part of nature.
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    Not fishing... African Safari

    Packed and ready to go on Safari. Its not easy packing 30lbs per person. This includes all clothing, camera gear and bug spray. Heck I bet when I do a 15 day trip I must pack 700lbs ........... LOL includes fishing gear clothing and crew treats. In the end this was a challenge to be at 30lbs for...
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    Yellows, Tuna and Dorado, RR3 4 day

    Pete thanks for the great report. Sounds like you guys had a great time out on the bird. Andy & crew are top notch. I have been riding that boat for 20+ years.
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    First Look: Penn International 50 VISX

    Looks like Penn has made HUGE improvements in there reels. I just might have to get my hands on one of these reels. My very first reel I got for my first 15 day some 25 years ago was a Penn. Wow they look really nice. John thanks for sharing the important upgrades Penn has made to there reels...
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    Independence Fishing

    Your welcome Jack. My next trip is in Oct for a 15 day then a 16 day in Nov. after that its Jan. and Feb. for two more 15 day trips. Packing right now for Africa. Going on Safari with my wife to Kenya and Tanzania. Fly out of San Francisco to Dubai on the 30th. Then onto Nairobi Kenya where we...
  529. Soda Pop

    Independence Fishing

    Jack, Have a great time out on the water. If I could add anything it would be to pick the minds of the crew and ask for help. The crew on the Indy are top notch. The captain and the crew want you to have fun and catch fish. Also interact with your fellow passengers. Over the years of doing long...
  530. Soda Pop

    Ray Jarvis 8 day Intrepid roll call....

    Have fun and keep fishy in line.... LOL what a great group to spend some time with.
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    Not fishing... African Safari

    Jon thanks for all the help. We have another pair of binoculars that are cheep.. like $100.00 bucks....they shake a lot.... I might take up on that... but this weekend were checking what our weight is up to. We can only bring 30lbs per person... because we flying on small planes a few times to...
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    Not fishing... African Safari

    Jon I have some killer binoculars a crew member on one of the boats is letting me use. These are top of the line.... hope I don't loose or damage them. There like $2,500. I think its all coming to together.
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    Not fishing... African Safari

    Gary that's for you concern. My wife and I got all the shots we need. Went to the doctor and got Yellow fever, Malaria pills and Hep A and B shots. Have all the bug spray and even got some cloths from REI with washed in bug spray.
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    Not fishing... African Safari

    Yep we have a new camera my wife just bought. I forgot the name of it and she will take most of the pictures. She just brought home a I-phone 7 plus for me... my flip phone I had for 20+ years finally went out. Now I am learning to work the new phone. Has a great camera and video on the phone...
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    Not fishing... African Safari

    Yes I did but I will not be doing any fishing. My wife is not keen on fishing and she will let me travel anywhere in the world to fish so when we go I don't even think about fishing. If I wanted to catch those big marlin I would go to Lizard Island.
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    Not fishing... African Safari

    So here the deal. The last few years my wife was kind enough to let me spend between 80-100 days on the water fishing the San Diego long range boats. I like the 15 days trips the best but have done 8-13 days trips also. Not only do I have a love for fishing but I have a love for anything in the...
  537. Soda Pop

    Ray Jarvis 8 day Intrepid roll call....

    You guys leave in a week???? Have a great trip. I know everyone will.... great people....great boat...great crew.... great food.
  538. Soda Pop

    Ray Jarvis 8 day Intrepid roll call....

    A camera and bug spray. LOL I hope you guys do great.
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    Ray Jarvis 8 day Intrepid roll call....

    You folks have a blast. Great group to share the boat with. My wife and I will be getting ready to go on Safari in Kenya and Tanzania.
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    Excel and 5 star

    Steve I just got off the Red Rooster. Andy told us the cans will not be around after the June Heat trip. Fisherman 's will no longer do canning.
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    Excel and 5 star

    Just got off the Red Rooster. Andy checked with the canning operation and said it will be the last time. Looks like the fish to trade for cans will no longer happen.
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    June Heat .... Red Rooster 15 day roll call.. May 27- June 11

    This trip was a blast. From the crew to the passengers this was one of my best fishing trips. The crew was off the hook with outstanding customer service!!!!! The thing that put the icing on the cake was too see the new guy Jason land a big fish.... He was hooked up to another big fish but the...
  543. Soda Pop

    June Heat .... Red Rooster 15 day roll call.. May 27- June 11

    truck packed up... see you guys at check in. Don't forget your passports!!
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    June Heat .... Red Rooster 15 day roll call.. May 27- June 11

    I need my own cart.... LOL talk about over packing... LOL and I have done a few dozen of these 15 day trips... half the carts is soda pop and 7 boxes of treats and drinks for the crew. Its all about having fun out on the water.
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    June Heat .... Red Rooster 15 day roll call.. May 27- June 11

    Are we there yet??? LOL See some of you tomorrow and everyone else around 8AM in line. Drive safe .... looks like fishing is getting good as the Excel in on some big fish right now.
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    June Heat .... Red Rooster 15 day roll call.. May 27- June 11

    I am a big fan of Capt. Jimmy Wahoo bombs. I don't think you can find them but I will give you one to try out. I have a couple of dozen of them. Just hit me up...... Jason... the boat might have them also.
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    Excel on Wahoo and Tuna in the lower zone

    Leaving Sat. on a 15 day trip on the Rooster. Hope it keeps up. I will be fishing the Excel in Nov. on a 16 day trip.... great boat... great crew...
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    June Heat .... Red Rooster 15 day roll call.. May 27- June 11

    Jason if you need anything you forgot I will be more than happy to help you out. Make sure you get ringed hooks if your going from top shot to hook. I myself like owner 5/0 super mutu... but there are many that work great. Most of the guys will help you out with anything you might need..... one...
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    Excel on Wahoo and Tuna in the lower zone

    Very fun day down here in the Lower Zone. 45 wahoo and 45 tuna (4 cows) went in the RSW for the HCI group.
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    June Heat .... Red Rooster 15 day roll call.. May 27- June 11

    Packed and ready to travel south to San Diego Friday..... leaving Fresno at 6AM. First stop Squdico..... then over to the hotel.... see some of you for dinner Friday night.
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    June Heat .... Red Rooster 15 day roll call.. May 27- June 11

    Time to start packing. Just finished shopping for the crew. Soda pop packed.... inventory of hooks and top shots finished up. Its all coming together. It will be great to fish the bird again with a top notch Capt. and crew. Departing my home next Friday at 6AM..... with Donna.... first stop will...
  552. Soda Pop

    WHAT MUST YOU TAKE THAT YOU CAN'T DO WITHOUT!!

    Joe,,, it will be great to share the rail with you. Sounds like you have the most important thing already packed.... a good attitude. I am with you Joe... fishing is always secondary. If I forget something the crew or a customer is there to help out. See you in a few weeks with my 100+ gourmet...
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    Risky Business

    Fu#k that.... LOL ............. is that when you were young Bill???? LOL
  554. Soda Pop

    Risky Business

    I only fish 100 LB seaguar fluoro premier in the day. When its dark I use 130 LB seaguar fluoro premier. I have seen many anglers use 80 LB fluoro and do ok with it. The fish in my Avatar I caught on 100 LB... or should I tell the truth... LOL .... Capt. Sammy had to get in there a few times...
  555. Soda Pop

    June Heat .... Red Rooster 15 day roll call.. May 27- June 11

    Mike can you place me a order of 75-100 Diet Cokes. That would be great!! Thank You Mike.
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    June Heat .... Red Rooster 15 day roll call.. May 27- June 11

    Rich I am going to bring extra Diet Coke. But I will call the office to remind them. Thanks for the heads up. See you in a few weeks.
  557. Soda Pop

    June Heat .... Red Rooster 15 day roll call.. May 27- June 11

    Every year the Red Rooster is the last boat going down to the lower zone fishing for Tuna and Wahoo as the summer is just around the corner. The next long trip down to the lower zone what happen until Oct. I have been on the June Heat a few times. Always a great group to share the rail with...
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    Roll call... 16 day Intrepid Catchy tackle Trip

    Thanks, I really appreciate that!
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    Roll call... 16 day Intrepid Catchy tackle Trip

    Time to pack the truck. Going to Okuma today then off to the Fred Hall show. Spending Friday and Saturday in San Diego. Then Sunday depart on the Intrepid 16 day trip.
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    Fred Hall show Long Beach March 1-5, 2017

    I changed my plans on the show... I will be there Thursday .. I can not wait till Friday... LOL
  561. Soda Pop

    Nebraska Goes Long Range Fishing - 15 day Intrepid Report

    Another GREAT trip report. I am enjoying these reports as much as I love going long.
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    5 Star doesn't miss a beat

    I have had a few fish dinners from my last trip a couple of weeks ago.... 5 star still has 5 star customers service and the fish came out tasting perfect. I have to say one thing..... my wife steeped up her cooking skills...........I still burn water LOL ............ I am going back to 5 star...
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    The adventure begins

    Good luck Pete. Have a great time out on the water. We will be cheering on land for you.... as your fellow anglers will be cheering right along with you on the Star.
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    Fred Hall show Long Beach March 1-5, 2017

    I will be there Friday. Leaving my home Thursday afternoon going to the show Friday... driving to San Diego Saturday... leaving on a 16 day Sunday.
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    Nebraska Goes Long Range Fishing - 15 day Intrepid Report

    Nebraska I am really enjoying this...... you have a gift.... man can you make a trip come alive. Again thank you for taking the time to do this write up.
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    Best hollow core braid

    Jerry Brown hollow. As far as leader goes I only fish 14-16 day trips a few times a year. I only use Seaguar Premier Flouro leader.
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    Nebraska Goes Long Range Fishing - 15 day Intrepid Report

    Next chapter PLEASE!!! I am loving this.... more please............ thank for taking the time....
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    Nebraska Goes Long Range Fishing - 15 day Intrepid Report

    Nebraska .......... man brother you can sure tell a great story.... I was there.... this is not fiction ...... its the truth... and nothing but the best write up I have ever read.... PERIOD!!! Were going to do this thing called Long Range Fishing again...... some day. Thank you for the post...
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    Nebraska Goes Long Range Fishing - 15 day Intrepid Report

    Nebraska that was a GREAT write up...... now I think we all need more!!!! Also... it was great to share the rail with you and I hope in the future we can do this thing all over again.
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    Roll call... 16 day Intrepid Catchy tackle Trip

    Love that movie Steve. Yep I would be forest alright... LOL
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    Roll call... 16 day Intrepid Catchy tackle Trip

    Save the 50 LB for Wahoo. If you use 50 LB at the bank or the buffer zone for Tuna you will get smoked if a giant Tuna eats your offerings. I only use 100 LB up too 200 LB when fishing for Yellowfin Tuna.
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    Roll call... 16 day Intrepid Catchy tackle Trip

    That's great Rich!!! I look forward to sharing the rail with you again.
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    Roll call... 16 day Intrepid Catchy tackle Trip

    Jennifer if you need any help I will be there to help you out. We were all new at long range fishing at one time. Welcome to the 16 day Intrepid trip. If you have any questions let me know.
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    Fred Hall show Long Beach March 1-5, 2017

    LOL Glad I don't have a job.... tossed the calendar out years ago. WOW Pete I look forward to sharing the rail with you again.
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    Fred Hall show Long Beach March 1-5, 2017

    I love this show every year I go. Always run into some people I know and meet new friends. I will be there Friday March 3rd. After that my wife and I will spend the night in Long Beach and in the morning we will take a drive to San Diego. I depart on a 15 day on the Intrepid Sunday March 5th...
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    A big thanks to SALTYDAWG custom rods

    The rod works great. I would highly recommend this rod if your going on any trip to HB bank or the buffer zone. Nice recoil and great lifting at the end of the fight.
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    A big thanks to SALTYDAWG custom rods

    So i had Bill over at SaltyDawg Rods make me a new rod for cow fishing. I wanted the new UC Viper 7'6. I only have Salty make my rods... he does great work. Told him what colors i wanted and bingo... First fish.... First bait on it... and i nailed a nice 210 LB Cow on it. I also want to thank...
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    First post! Hello Fishy, Soda Pop, Wahoodad and all you cool cats of West Coast fishing lore!

    Nebraska glad you made it home safe. It was great to meet you and share the rail with you. For a newbie on a long rang trip you did really good. I hope in the future we can do this again. You must have a ton of fish.
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    BLUEFIN ALERT... Excel Long Range Sportfishing

    BLUEFIN ALERT! We just stopped on a school of bluefin on the way home and Alan just boated this beautiful 104 pounder. Sweet!!!
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    Roll call... 16 day Intrepid Catchy tackle Trip

    Just seeing if anyone here is on this trip. March 5-21 Just arrived back home yesterday from the soft steel 15 day trip. Fishing was really good on the smaller grade 80-140 and a few Cows and 150-180's tossed into the mix. Not much Wahoo but these dates look better for Wahoo fishing.
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    Intrepid Trip Report

    The 15 day soft steel trip was a great trip. Met lots of new friends and everyone on the trip was great. Day (1) was all you wanted on the smaller grade Yellowfin Tuna 40-80LBS. I think I hooked up 8 times that day handing 3 fish off. After that we rolled the dice to HB bank.... turned out...
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    The journey has begun!

    On the road. See you boys in San Diego.
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    The journey has begun!

    Fishy have a safe trip..... Kevin have a good flight. I will see you boys tomorrow. I should be pulling into San Diego around 11 or 12 on Saturday. When Nebraska gets in I am taking him to squidco and a few other tackle shops. Mrs. Nebraska can also come along..... we just might have to stop...
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    The journey has begun!

    I see he took a liking to his new nickname LOL .. .( Nebraska).... Most of you I will see for dinner Saturday ..... everyone else I will see Sunday morning.
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    Intrepid Jan. 29 soft steel 15 day ( sold out ) Roll Call

    Remember I am a California guy. We don't do cold weather so good... LOL
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    Intrepid Jan. 29 soft steel 15 day ( sold out ) Roll Call

    It will be a chilly 47° at 7AM for check in on Sunday. Then it heats up to 64° at 10AM.
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    First post! Hello Fishy, Soda Pop, Wahoodad and all you cool cats of West Coast fishing lore!

    It will be a chilly 47° at 7AM for check in on Sunday. Then it heats up to 64° at 10AM.
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    Cow fishing

    Doug, Have a great trip on the BIG X. Will see you down at the bank or the buffer zone. You should be steaming in on the 5th. Good luck to you.
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    14 day under way

    Jake have a great trip. We might see you down there on the Intrepid.
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    First post! Hello Fishy, Soda Pop, Wahoodad and all you cool cats of West Coast fishing lore!

    I just ordered some more tackle from Basil on Monday. The order will be here today. I want to watch Nebraska pined to the rail for a couple of hours........ LOL on a BIG AS* Tuna...... I might just hand you off a good one Nebraska on my Soda Pop rod...... the key to a good bait.... soak it in...
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    Intrepid Jan. 29 soft steel 15 day ( sold out ) Roll Call

    That's a real bummer. I wish the angler a speedy recovery.
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    First post! Hello Fishy, Soda Pop, Wahoodad and all you cool cats of West Coast fishing lore!

    Steve send out e-mails to everyone. Hello all. We will be departing at 0900 instead of 1100. Please check in at 0700 in the office. Thanks, Steve.
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    Intrepid Jan. 29 soft steel 15 day ( sold out ) Roll Call

    I also received an e-mail from Steve. Boys it looks like were leaving early!!! I will be in line about 6-630
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    Intrepid Jan. 29 soft steel 15 day ( sold out ) Roll Call

    Got it... Thanks fishy...... One problem we might have.... there are some on the trip that are not on bloodydecks. Hoffy should send out e-mails.... Heck Tony the charter masters is never on bloodydecks..... lets get the word out.... See you boys at 7AM Sunday...
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    First post! Hello Fishy, Soda Pop, Wahoodad and all you cool cats of West Coast fishing lore!

    The other tread.... Intrepid sold out roll call says 8AM...... I will be there at 7AM You better tell the guys that are not on bloodydecks.... what time to check in.
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    Intrepid Jan. 29 soft steel 15 day ( sold out ) Roll Call

    Sounds like were good to go. Thanks for the post... see you on Sunday
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    Intrepid Jan. 29 soft steel 15 day ( sold out ) Roll Call

    One more thing.... ARE WE THERE YET???? LOL LOL LOL
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    Incredible feat

    Jim Tallerico with a 140 pound fish, caught on 40 pound test wire, while fishing for Wahoo. Previous
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    Super Bowl question

    I will not be able to watch the super bowl. I will be on a 15 day trip on the Intrepid. No TV 1,000 miles out. No loss... my team only won 2 games... LOL they suck.............
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    First post! Hello Fishy, Soda Pop, Wahoodad and all you cool cats of West Coast fishing lore!

    My wife is also ready to get rid of me... LOL she just booked a flight and will be at the dock when we return Feb. 13. Just finished packing. Weather in San Diego looks great. 67 Sat. and 65 Sun. afternoon. A bit chilly early Sunday...low 45. Should be about 55 when we get in line to check in...
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    New rod holders for Red Bird

    I see your just more than a good fisherman Bill. Excellent work.
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    Intrepid Jan. 29 soft steel 15 day ( sold out ) Roll Call

    That is Eric and Fishy buzz that use those coffee grinders. They love to use them.
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    Intrepid Jan. 29 soft steel 15 day ( sold out ) Roll Call

    See you guys for dinner next Saturday. Fishy what room are you in? Seems like you always get the same room.
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    Excel lands 5 Cows today

    I will stick with my old flip phone... and I blocked all texting. As far as the computer thing I get HELP .... LOL
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    Excel lands 5 Cows today

    Fishing looks good right now on the BIG X. Keep up the great work Team Hoo. BJ Beck with a 211.8 pound tuna A 219 pounder for John Chambers Sung Chung picked up this 203 pounder Uncle Rick caught this 240 pounder John Nappo with the first cow of the trip
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    First post! Hello Fishy, Soda Pop, Wahoodad and all you cool cats of West Coast fishing lore!

    And don't forget those lovely Rainbow runners. Junk fish along with Chopas.
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    Custom Wood Tackle Box thread...

    Some beautiful tackle boxes. Bob Douglas use to make some great boxes. Mayo does beautiful work. Lots of great work on this page.
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    Izorline Fluorocarbon?

    X2... Basil is the best. I only have basil make all my topshots. I would be crazy to go anywhere else.
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    First post! Hello Fishy, Soda Pop, Wahoodad and all you cool cats of West Coast fishing lore!

    You better update what you said.... LOL In 3 weeks we will be on our way home with COWS...
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    Cow fishing

    Yes sir brother.... the trip were on is booked and I will be ready to rock with you. I think you and I are a good AM fishing team!! remember when you got that cow and I got a 140 and we were the only ones up... LOL
  611. Soda Pop

    Cow fishing

    Ok Doug. Have a great trip. Tell the crew Soda Pop says hello.
  612. Soda Pop

    First post! Hello Fishy, Soda Pop, Wahoodad and all you cool cats of West Coast fishing lore!

    1 week from today your ass will be on the road. In 9 days will be hitting the tackle shops in beautiful San Diego. In 10 days you will be on the Intrepid heading south. In 14 days you will be pulling on GIANT TUNA or running your but off to keep up with a speedy Wahoo.
  613. Soda Pop

    Cow fishing

    No. Going on the Intrepid 15 day Jan 29. Next trip on the Excel will be the Pelagic 16 day Nov. 24 Doug.
  614. Soda Pop

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

    Had the crew fix it Bill. Works great again.
  615. Soda Pop

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

    Now wait a second... LOL My Soda Pop jig gets bit LOL
  616. Soda Pop

    Cow fishing

  617. Soda Pop

    Intrepid Jan. 29 soft steel 15 day ( sold out ) Roll Call

    Are we still meeting at the Vagabond hotel.... and what time? 6-630 we better get a table for 15 or more.
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    Intrepid Jan. 29 soft steel 15 day ( sold out ) Roll Call

    16 days to go.... then I have to put up with Fishy LOL Gary LOL Silent Jim LOL Nebraska LOL Kevin LOL and the rest of the gang... or should I say... they have to put up with me.... LOL almost packed up.... You need any really cool Sh*t rummage through one of Fishy tackle boxes. He...
  619. Soda Pop

    Someone posted red 6 hook bait jigs that worked good... i need your help

    Bruce can fish really see colors? I packed a red sharpie.
  620. Soda Pop

    Sato Custom Rods - Brent Ikari

    RIP... very sad news.
  621. Soda Pop

    Someone posted red 6 hook bait jigs that worked good... i need your help

    John thanks for this info..... where can I buy these? San Diego? or
  622. Soda Pop

    Someone posted red 6 hook bait jigs that worked good... i need your help

    what bait jigs work the best down at the buffer zone for tubes? I was reading on one of the post that the red ones were working the best.... Brand name.... hook size...... where to buy them... Just spoke with someone that just got off a trip and they said the red 6 hook bait catchers were...
  623. Soda Pop

    Hayabusa Sabiki Bait Rigs

    what bait jigs work the best down at the buffer zone for tubes? I was reading on one of the post that the red ones were working the best.... Brand name.... hook size...... where to buy them... Just spoke with someone that just got off a trip and they said the red 6 hook bait catchers were...
  624. Soda Pop

    Where you at?

    Kevin I was thinking the same.... like how the heck can you see where all the boats are?
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    Intrepid Jan. 29 soft steel 15 day ( sold out ) Roll Call

    19 days to go. ( 2 ) more orders waiting on.... Capt. Jimmy wahoo bombs order of ( 12 ) and a order from Trophy Tackle. Spoke with them both and they will be here very soon.
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    Clarion Island and Hurricane Bank Info

    Alan thanks for taking the time to report back to us. Good information that we can use when were down in the lower zone.
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    Current LR reports are Slow- Andy heading to lower banks.

    Good luck to all the boats and passengers that are fishing right now. The bank and the Island are slow right now. Can change at anytime. Andy is going to take a shot... I wish him good luck. It can really suck when its that slow. Not even wahoo...... I have been there before.... just hope it...
  628. Soda Pop

    Is There a Reason Most LR Captains Tell Everyone to Fish 130?

    Excel Long Range Sportfishing · 17 hrs · Steve Lindsey with a 219 pounder! The hot ticket has been 100# Yo-Zuri pink fluorocarbon and a 6/0 Mustad Demon Circle hook. Pick the best bait in the tray and BAM! You're hooked up...
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    UV flash light for lighting up Jigs

    Jon, Thanks for the UV lights. I will put them to good use on my next trip in Jan.
  630. Soda Pop

    XL Limited Load 12/27

    Basil, Thanks for taking the time to keep us up on your trip. There are a few of us that love on the water reports. We will be fishing in the lower zone very soon. Your post are what we look for. A BIG THANK YOU
  631. Soda Pop

    First post! Hello Fishy, Soda Pop, Wahoodad and all you cool cats of West Coast fishing lore!

    Make sure to pack your passport. When you get into San Diego we can do some retail therapy. Hit all the tackle stores. LOL
  632. Soda Pop

    First post! Hello Fishy, Soda Pop, Wahoodad and all you cool cats of West Coast fishing lore!

    that's why I use binoculars to spot for people....my eyes are not as goods they used to be:o And your still tying my hooks?? WTF LOL LOL LOL I need binoculars just to see my line. LOL