advice

  1. ElHurracan

    Calstar GG 6490H-J jig stick?

    I recently came across a Calstar GG 6490h-j in great condition and I couldn’t pass it up. I’m unsure if I should use it as my go to surface iron rod? Could I use it to throw medium and large irons? Thanks!
  2. Dhiggs77

    I need Transom/engine advice

    Greetings all, I have found myself in a predicament. I have been working on my 1979 26’ reinell Flybridge for about 5 months now. I’m down to the bare bones just going through everything, doing things right. My transom is toast, it needs to be replaced. I have my engine pulled and I’m taking the...
  3. M

    Need Some Advice for Fishing Out of Ventura, CA

    Hey guys, I was hoping to get some advice from anyone that fishes offshore out of Ventura. I've been fishing Oxnard beaches for a while, but a few months ago, I got a 13.5ft Boston Whaler that I've taken out on 3 or 4 fishing trips by now. The first few times, I stayed pretty close to the...
  4. Sardine_matt

    Daiwa Rod Set Up

    I was recently gifted a Daiwa vip saltwater 870 which is 7’ and line rated at 15-40lb. I was wondering what reel would pair nicely with this rod. I plan on fishing charter boats out to catalina, other islands, and the local waters in general. I don’t wanna break the bank so anything not too much...
  5. Levi Santana

    Offshore/island opportunities

    I live in Ventura County and I’m thinking about getting a boat within the next couple of years. I’m trying to buy a boat that will fit my needs (obviously) so my question is: what kind of fishing can I reasonably do up here without having to boat super far? Yellowtail sounds fun, as does tuna...
  6. F

    Advice on 30-40lb 8ft bait rod for tuna

    Hello, I recently bought a Penn fathom 25nld2 and I'm trying to decide on what rod to pair it with mainly for bluefin 50-80lb with the ability to catch a 100lber if i happen to hook one (i don't plan on it). I plan on fishing 30-40lb topshot/leader on it primarily for flylining sardines. I want...
  7. Eman1001

    Shaver Lake Help

    Hi all, I'm heading up to Shaver Lake for a week long trip and thought I would post to see if anyone has experience there. I'll be covering a lot of water with opportunities to fish from the bank, kayak, and potentially a boat. I also heard there are Kokanee biting. I'm essentially a kook when...
  8. T

    Fishing in Maui

    Hey all, First post here. I'm going to Maui tomorrow for a week, staying in Makena. I have a fishing charter out of Ma'alaea for some sport/bottom fishing but I'm looking to do some surf casting as well. I've seen the majority of information online advocating "whipping" or using a bobber and...
  9. A

    $200 Okuma Credit to Spend, Need some advice

    Hi Everyone, This is my first post. I had purchased the Okuma Nomad Travel Surf Rod 10' 4 piece rod Heavy Power and it broke after getting snagged on the bottom doing some offshore salt water fishing in Mexico. Okuma has agreed to provide a ~$200 exchange for another one of their products...
  10. Eman1001

    Help! Rental Kayak fishing?

    Hello! A couple buddies of mine are heading out of malibu this coming week (first week of April) on their yaks. I unfortunately don't own one myself so I planed on renting. Any words of advice? I'll be bringing a Lexa 400 and a small bait rod (maybe a jigmaster as well). We're gonna be fishing...
  11. hookenthemlips

    Best fish finder under $500 ???

    Hi all, My first post on BD. I also recently purchased my first boat. Im working on getting all the accessories to make it a fish slaying machine. My boat came with a raymarine C70 . Im not really familiar with fish finders and what to look for in them. I've been looking at the Garmin striker...
  12. M

    Gulf Shores, AL - What party boat should I take?

    I'll be in Gulf Shores, AL and want to go fishing this Thursday May 4. Can anyone tell me which party boats they've enjoyed the most? I'm up for 1/2 or 3/4 day, maybe full day. I'm used to fishing out of Dana Point Harbor, CA and a little San Diego/Mexico & Channel Islands, CA. Would love to go...
  13. Bruno Mazaheri

    Jigging Master Rods for trips

    Hey guys, Being temporarily re-housed in the west coast while we work on a project with some partners. Definitely want to go out on some long-range boats and was wondering if any of y'all had used jigging master rods on these long range trips, and how the compare to any traditional styles that...