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  1. Gamefighter

    Team Hoo Excel July 8 Day July 9th

    Sadly :(, I have to miss out on you guys this year. The Team Hoo trip was scheduled one day too early for me to be able to make it work. I booked a 7-day that leaves on July 10th instead, so I will definitely see you out on the waters. I will wave from afar if I see you out there! Don't forget...
  2. Gamefighter

    Excel 8 day July 16th Anyone else on this trip?

    I'll be on the Team Hoo trip!! In addition to shining and spinning my reals every single day (that are all laid out on the living room floor, of course), I'm preparing a much more accessible play list on my iPhone than last year (I'm sincerely hoping for the beautiful speaker set up). Some folks...
  3. Gamefighter

    Time to check in! Who's doing Long Range the Week that leads up to the Forth of July????

    I'm considering a 2.5 or 3 day to tide me over till my 8 day in Mid July. Plus I have a friend who wants to "try" it out. Of course, I am a little worried about being *that guy* who brings the new guy, but I might give it a go! I checked this morning and found many trips in the 1.5 to 3 day...
  4. Gamefighter

    Shipping cost for your catch

    If you don't pay attention, it doesn't matter. You're going to get it all shipped anyway, just sign on the dotted line. I have had my 8 and 10 day trip fish shipped from SD to Denver Airport by Five Star for many years and I have never checked to see how much I spent -- just like with fishing...
  5. Gamefighter

    Indi 10 day: October 15--Flood report and Spectra Q

    Okay, I'm convinced about the hollow...time to learn new things...as I did last year when I became convinced about the value of the Bloody Mary in the morning. Valerie
  6. Gamefighter

    Indi 10 day: October 15--Flood report and Spectra Q

    Let me put it this way, I live in Boulder, CO. I'm still dealing with home damage due to the mid-September "biblical-scale" flood, and now its snowing. Yes. It's snowing. All I know is 11 more days until my 10-day on the Indi !!! Not only am I experiencing the "week-before-fishing-buy-more-shit"...
  7. Gamefighter

    What's the weather like down the Rocks/ Ridge in Oct

    Last I heard (Sept. 17th) 6 or so LR boats were out in 20-25 knot winds at Cedros trying to stay away from the weather offshore. So, like the other guys are saying, you never know...be prepared for all types of weather and seasonal hurricanes.
  8. Gamefighter

    Favorite reel for 30, 40, and 50 Lb.

    Not enough line capacity, though enough drag to do the job on a bigger fish. I got spooled on a 70+ size BFT on my Andros on a July 2012 trip on the Excel. The captain told us to leave out a 30# rig for the trip home and we ran into some larger grade BFT. I had left my "go to" Andros out and...
  9. Excel HotDeckDudes2ss

    Excel HotDeckDudes2ss

  10. Tuna doradoshorts2ss

    Tuna doradoshorts2ss

  11. Excel 8 day July 2013

    Excel 8 day July 2013

  12. Gamefighter

    LR prices went up next year

    There are only a few numbers that actually matter in fishing: (1) The number of days till your next trip and (2)...well, I guess that's it...and if I counted correctly, that would be 59 for me! My point is: I'm going. Nothing else matters*. Just tell me where to sign. ...Oh, and of course that...
  13. Gamefighter

    Lets see the trips you booked for the 2013-2014

    8-day - Excel - June 30-July 8 10-day - Independence - October 15-25
  14. Indi Crew (July 2011)

    Indi Crew (July 2011)

  15. Tarpon...on a little 14lb spinning rig!!

    Tarpon...on a little 14lb spinning rig!!

  16. Snook

    Snook

  17. Puerto Rico April 2013

    Puerto Rico April 2013

    What would you do at a conference in Puerto Rico?
  18. Val Yellowtail

    Val Yellowtail

  19. Val Wahoo

    Val Wahoo

  20. SF   WAHOO  1 024

    SF WAHOO 1 024

  21. Fun Trip!!

    Fun Trip!!

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    DSCN2919

  23. val bluefin

    val bluefin

  24. Gamefighter

    Poll: How many days per year on a sport boat?

    I do 18-26 days, depending on how often I can sneak away. Lately it has been an 8 day in summer and a 10 day in fall, but I clearly need at least one more 8 day in August, and a couple 3-days in September. I'm already getting very excited about my 8 day in July!!!!!!
  25. Gamefighter

    Roll call for Indy October 13 trip

    I'm going and I can't wait! I had a blast last year--see full report at: http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/san-diego-range-fishing/367186-indy-10-day-oct-12-oct-22-a.html#post2461481 I couldn't be more excited! I have a good wahoo rod this year, I just have to figure out which of my reels...
  26. Gamefighter

    Braid Excel 8 Day June 26-July 5

    Today we are headed north. This is a travel day since we pretty much fished all the way out to the ridge. We will be arriving near Cedros sometime late this afternoon to fish for some halibut and white sea bass. In the meantime, I guess it's another party on the upper deck! As the weather clears...
  27. Gamefighter

    Braid Excel 8 Day June 26-July 5

    We're having a kick ass trip! Our first fishing day led to 109 nice bluefin on the boat. The next day was spent traveling to the ridge and partying. Today we limited on yellowtail and now we're off to warmer waters for some bigger tuna!
  28. Excel 8 Day July-2012

    Excel 8 Day July-2012

  29. Independence 10-Day Strikeforce 2012

    Independence 10-Day Strikeforce 2012

  30. Gamefighter

    6/20 6/27 Excel Trip

    Did you stay at the rocks? Heading somewhere else? 50/50? Thetis? Mag Bay? Are the seas still choppy? Thanks for any updates you can provide!
  31. Gamefighter

    Indy 10-day Oct. 12-Oct.22

    But then I returned home. Where the hell is my grill and smoker? The only two things in the world I need right now... Today in Boulder
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    snow

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    48 P1050867

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    00 map

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    45 P1050876

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    44 P1050863

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    47 P1050929

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    42 P1050835

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    41 P1050834

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    40 P1050851

  41. Gamefighter

    Indy 10-day Oct. 12-Oct.22

    After two 5-day trips this summer, I still needed more. I found a spot on Strike Force Tackle 10-day on the Indy, Trip 25. This was my second trip on the Indy, and once again, I was very satisfied with the vessel, the captain, the crew, and the cuisine. Also, the group of guys on this trip were...
  42. TACKLEOPEN

    TACKLEOPEN

  43. TACKLECLOSED

    TACKLECLOSED

  44. valfishing

    valfishing

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    30 poker1

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    32 jackpot2

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    31 poker2

  48. 27 bluefin

    27 bluefin

  49. 28 paul squid

    28 paul squid

  50. 29 squidball

    29 squidball

  51. 26 alejoswheresthefish

    26 alejoswheresthefish

  52. 25 alejos

    25 alejos

  53. 24 bigtunaonboat

    24 bigtunaonboat

  54. 21 micheldorado

    21 micheldorado

  55. 22 doradoval

    22 doradoval

  56. 23 valzbigfishgaff

    23 valzbigfishgaff

  57. 18.5 valhookedyt2

    18.5 valhookedyt2

  58. 19 valyellowtail

    19 valyellowtail

  59. 20 bait

    20 bait

  60. 18 wahoo

    18 wahoo

  61. 17 gettingtokow

    17 gettingtokow

  62. 16 riggingup

    16 riggingup

  63. 13 sunset

    13 sunset

  64. 15 prizewinners

    15 prizewinners

  65. 14 gearonboat

    14 gearonboat

  66. 12 indicrew july

    12 indicrew july

  67. 10 tacklewagon

    10 tacklewagon

  68. 11 leavingdoc

    11 leavingdoc

  69. 07 guysatlanding

    07 guysatlanding

  70. 08 signingin

    08 signingin

  71. 09 indi in distance

    09 indi in distance

  72. 05 rentalcar

    05 rentalcar

  73. 06 atlanding

    06 atlanding

  74. 04 sandiegoairport

    04 sandiegoairport

  75. 02 car in Boulder

    02 car in Boulder

  76. 03 Denver International Airport

    03 Denver International Airport

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    01 sunrise

  78. Independence 10-Day October 2011

    Independence 10-Day October 2011

  79. Gamefighter

    Guadalupe weather

    Definitely. I was on a Shimano-sponsored 5-day Aug. 28-Sept. 2 and I used the curado quite a bit, but with the butterfly jig and a Trevala rod. It was awesome! We were not at Guadalupe though.
  80. Cedros

    Cedros

  81. Cedros

    Cedros

  82. American Angler 2010

    American Angler 2010

    5-day
  83. Gamefighter

    It's almost time!

    You're screwed. You should have kept your reels. You are now forced to purchase another reel. There is no other way.
  84. Gamefighter

    How much cash do I bring for a 7 day?

    But also bring $$ for poker and any other game you might find yourself playing!
  85. Gamefighter

    It's almost time!

    Indi, 10 Day, October 12! I'm so excited that I finally...finally, signed up here just so I could post it! Wa-hoo! Won't get to San Diego till the 11th and will spend all day at 4 tackle shops purchasing stuff I already have to many of.