1. A

    Advanced data analytics for fishing strategies. Any interest?

    Hi all, I don’t often post here but I am an avid fisherman. We have loads of data related to saltwater fishing: sst, chloro, currents, tides, moon, weather, barometric pressure, the list goes on and on. I have a passion for fishing and also artificial intelligence and data analytics. I...
  2. O

    ocea jigger 4000 or jigging master monster game pe7

    anyone have a ocean jigger 4k or a pe7 for sale? message me if you have one for sale.
  3. WTS Maxel Rage 90

    Southern California WTS Maxel Rage 90

    Selling a matte black Maxel Rage 90 Like new, taken out on one trip but not fished 10/10 mechanically, 10/10 cosmetically—no surface scratches or marks Need gone by today Price: $875 obo Willing to ship Jordan 909.659.9911
  4. Alutecnos Gorilla 30-2 speed

    Southern California Alutecnos Gorilla 30-2 speed

    Selling a brand new, never used Alutecnos Gorilla 30-2 speed reel Includes box and parts Price: $850 obo Willing to ship on buyers dime Jordan 909.659.9911
  5. Penn 30 VISX w/ Calstar 80-130

    Southern California Penn 30 VISX w/ Calstar 80-130

    Im selling a Penn 30 VISX w/ a 80-130 Calstar. Sad to see her go but I no lounger have a boat or need for her. Filled with 130# No fish caught . Went on 1 boat ride Thanks for looking
  6. Okuma Makaira 50W w/ 80-unlimited XXXH calstar

    Southern California Okuma Makaira 50W w/ 80-unlimited XXXH calstar

    Im selling my Makaira 50W SEA paired With a Calstar 80-Unlimited XXXH This is a great kite set up or Madmac or whatever you prefer for the big boys. I’m leaving town in a few days so am very interested in selling. Few scratches from normal use. Thanks for looking

    Southern California ACCURATE BOSS VALIANT BV2-800N-B-SPJ

    -Mint condition like new used once, never caught fish -Spooled with 500 yard of 100lb Sunline pe8 braid -Line marked every 50-100 ft -super narrow & light weight perfect for jigging Retail $799 + tax Plus the braid costed me $100+ $720 local pick up $735 shipped
  8. dankobby

    3/4 Day on the Dana Pride 10/1/23 - 14 Bluefin

    Saw the recent reports of bluefin caught on 3/4 days out Dana Point so I figured I’d give it a shot. The crew and captain were great. We got bait and headed offshore at 6:30 AM for 2 hours. The bait was some of the worst I’ve seen, blood spots and dead ones. Probably 5% of them were good...
  9. cole boop

    Crazy 3/4 day bluefin limit plus bonus yft video! 9/28

    Video is up from yesterdays plunker bite out on the sum fun 3/4 day! Don’t grill me too hard in the comments for the mistakes made lol. Enjoy! I love making saltwater vids.
  10. NEW Tiburon upgrade handle for Shimano Speedmaster ii reels

    Southern California NEW Tiburon upgrade handle for Shimano Speedmaster ii reels

    Tiburon upgrade handle for Shimano Speedmaster two-speed reel. New, never used. Original price paid in pic. Asking $50, reasonable offers and trades considered. Meet up in San Marcos area, or buyer can pay shipping.
  11. marx88

    Offshore 900lb explosives detonation turns off bite at san clemente

    It was a crisp dawn at San Clemente Island. A thick fog enveloped me as I cruised into the sunrise searching for busting bluefin boilers on the surface. Suddenly a huge warship appears out of the fog, traveling off my port side at exactly the same speed as I, about 5 knots at a heading of north...
  12. Two spots on Thunderbird leaving Monday night, September 18

    Southern California Two spots on Thunderbird leaving Monday night, September 18

    I have two open spots on a private day and a half charter on the Thunderbird. The Boat leaves Monday night, September 18, at 9 PM out of Newport Landing and returns Wednesday morning, September 20, at 5 AM. Limited load of 24. Cost is $400 each, not including food. It’s a group of friends from...
  13. Proven Bluefin Knife Jigs With Quality BKK Hooks $20

    Southern California Proven Bluefin Knife Jigs With Quality BKK Hooks $20

    These jigs work great for the big Bluefin tuna and the Bkk hooks are the best I’ve used. Jigs rigged with high quality 500 lb split rings and 400 lb solid rings. We’ve tested dozens of different jigs, and are only selling the best of the best. Talk to me before ordering. $120 MINIMUM ORDER...
  14. 3 Day Trip Spot on the Polaris Supreme 9/13 - 9/16 for sale

    Southern California 3 Day Trip Spot on the Polaris Supreme 9/13 - 9/16 for sale

    Hi, I have an available spot on a 3-day trip on the Polaris Supreme out of Seaforth Landing in San Diego, limited load (18 people trip) departing at 10am on 9/13 and returning at 5am on 9/16. I can’t go due to unforeseen circumstances. Anyone interested? Or know anyone that would want to buy...
  15. Saltydawg SD70XXH Rail rod

    Southern California Saltydawg SD70XXH Rail rod

    Saltydawg SD70XXH Don “big daddy”Burnside series 7’0” rail rod 100-unlimited. Saltydawg signature fore grip, Alps reel seat. Bought it from a member on here, I am the second owner as far as I know. Killed 1 fish on it and now have other rail rods I use more. Never had an issue or a need for...
  16. cole boop

    Offshore 8/29 3/4 day big bluefin foam United composite 10E long rod vs bluefin

    created a thread earlier wasn’t sure how to let everyone who replied in that thread earlier of yesterday but the vid is out now! 10ft rod vs local bluefin. Dana wharf sum fun boat put us on some fish.
  17. Slowpitch Jigging reels/rods

    Southern California Slowpitch Jigging reels/rods

    All brand new: 1. Daiwa Saltiga LD35JH $560 2. Daiwa Saltiga LD402spd $570 2. Shimano Ocea Jigger 2000NRHG $540 4. Megalodon 607, 608, 609 - $300, 310, 320 Pick up near LA Please send DM
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  19. C

    First Bluefin Trip

    I’m new to the bluefin scene and went out on the Tomahawk for the first time and landed my first BF tuna weighing 75lbs
  20. Garmin GPSMAP 1040xs Unit

    Southern California Garmin GPSMAP 1040xs Unit

    Fully functional and great unit. Selling because we purchased a newer one with touchscreen. Let me know if you have any questions! Located in San Diego. 7one4- 3one5 - 44six9
  21. Bendo Babe

    TeamRainshadow Bluefin or Bust Charter open spots 3 day Aug 17-20

    Excalibur, three day charter Teamrainshadow Bluefin or Bust Charter 3day on the Excalibur Aug 17-2023 Sponsored by: Team Rainshadow Batson Enterprises, Anglerettes & Jigging Master USA We will be raffling off a Rainshadow rod to one lucky angler and many other giveaways for all...
  22. Great Condition Okuma Makaira 20 MK 20II SEa Gunmetal $575

    Southern California Great Condition Okuma Makaira 20 MK 20II SEa Gunmetal $575

    Thinning out the herd, selling off my Mak20 I bought from Charkbait a few years ago. This was my back up reel for tuna, dropped a jig a handful of times but never ended up fighting anything so internals are clean. Some normal boat rash so Cosmetically 8.9/10 and Mechanically 10/10 Spooled with...
  23. stelo415

    Blue Fin Tackle review from my recent trip out of Seaforth Landing San Diego.

    Check out this post video update on what tackle I was using on this trip aboard the Highliner out of Seaforth Landing. Click here to watch the video
  24. Kvngyn

    Inshore Northern California Bluefin Tuna (Half Moon Bay) - Tanker City Sportfishing

    The Bluefin's have been on fire up here in the SF Coast! Here's a short film of our adventure out of Half Moon Bay to find a bite last week aboard the Tanker City Sportfishing.
  25. sjtufan

    Offshore (Video) July 2-4 Tuna fishing on the Legend

    It was a fun trip for sure! The boat landed 34 Tuna (out of the 35 fish for the entire trip) in 2-3 hours on the first night, with many fish ranging from 70-150lb. Watch the video for details.
  26. Makaira 50w… trade?

    Southern California Makaira 50w… trade?

    Okuma Makaira 50w, Works and looks brand new, other than scratch that goes around inside of top of spool (shown in picture). Everything performs and looks perfect. Absolute beast of a reel, only used a handful of times, ready to kill some cows. 1/2 full of 150 lb hollow, also includes Avet 50w...
  27. Kuech

    Royal Polaris 8 day trip report 6/23-7/1

    John Collins Summer Special on the RP. Love the boat, love the regulars that go on this trip every year, and it was great to see everyone and be on the water once again. We pulled away from the bait receiver with a great load of good looking bait heading for the ridge. John Collins held his...
  28. Accurate terns and avet ex50/2

    Southern California Accurate terns and avet ex50/2

    I have 2 Accurate tern reels for sale. Both slightly used and recently serviced by Accurate. Both 3/4 full of braid. Everything cleaned after every trip. Tx500 4.7:1 silver 40lb braid I fished a 30lb mono top shot. Caught many fish including yellowtail up to 40lbs. Never had any problems $200...
  29. W

    Biggest Bluefin = Prize PLUS Bragging Rights

    Calling all Bluefin slayers! Don't miss out on The West Coast Bluefin Bonanza! Who will hold the title for the West Coast's biggest bluefin Tuna for 2023? It could be you! You'll already be spending money on ice that'll melt by noon anyways, so why not try to win some of that cheese back in your...
  30. C

    The ElDorado out of Long Beach Sportfishing is streaming their trip live on TWITCH

    AWatermansLife is on the ElDorado on a 2.5-day trip right now and streaming the entire trip LIVE
  31. Joe Nelson

    2-day on Thunderbird- 5/31 $300

    I can't make my trip tomorrow and just looking to recoup some of my cash paid for the trip. It leaves tomorrow. Wed. at 9pm and returns Friday 7pm. Let me know if you are interested.
  32. Tournament Billfish/Bluefin Kill Bag-Kill Blanket

    Southern California Tournament Billfish/Bluefin Kill Bag-Kill Blanket

    96x48 fully insulated kill bag/kill blanket for marlin swordfish and bluefin. Velcro on all three sides for bill and fins to protrude. Opens up to insulated blanket 96x96. Like new condition. No rips or tears. $175 obo
  33. Joe Nelson

    5/31 Thunderbird 2-day for $500

    I have a 2 day trip on the Thunderbird out of Newport Beach leaving Wed. 9pm 5/31 and returning Friday 6/2 that i can't make. It's $500 and you can have my spot.
  34. Brand New Seeker 655xh and Shimano TLD 30 2 speed with 200mm madmac

    Southern California Brand New Seeker 655xh and Shimano TLD 30 2 speed with 200mm madmac

    Not the original owner but was told it's new and never seen the water. Throwing in a phantom 200mm madmac still sealed never opened. $400 or trade for a penn fathom 40nld2, makaira 16/20 or visx 16/20, willing to add extra cash. Located in Ontario and go to La Habra on Sundays, thanks for looking.
  35. WTS/WTT Brand New Shimano TLD 30A 2 speed with Seeker 655xh

    Southern California WTS/WTT Brand New Shimano TLD 30A 2 speed with Seeker 655xh

    Never seen the water, no box or paperwork but comes with clamp. Prefer to sell together but can split. $400 located in Ontario. Also willing to trade for a fathom 40nld2, makaira 16/20 or visx 16/20. Willing to add money on my end.
  36. 2006 Seaswirl Striper 2901 Twin Yamaha 250 4-strokes

    Southern California 2006 Seaswirl Striper 2901 Twin Yamaha 250 4-strokes

    Twin Yamaha 250hp 4-stroke motors have low hours (port: 1129, starboard: 945), very well maintained. Both run great. Recent oil and lower gear oil changed. Always flushed with fresh water for 10+ min each. Previous owner stated he is pretty certain the original owner had both port and starboard...
  37. gmehrguth

    Which sport boat for a full day out of SD?

    Who is the best full day boat out of SD? Looking for tuna or YT, no cod. 1. Seawatch 2. Grande 3. Liberty 4. Mission Belle Love any insights!
  38. surfbud

    Offshore Tribute 5/12-5/14 Bluefin Hunt

    Headed out on the Tribute Friday night on the 1.5 day looking for those bluefin. Left on time with a full load of 32 anglers at 6p pre loaded with bait toward the zone about 40-50mi West-southwest of us, i.e. pretty darn close to SD and where the entire rest of the fleet appeared to be. Got to...
  39. A

    May weekend 1.5 and 2 day Trip availability

    We have a few weekend dates that are up for grabs. These dates can be 1.5 day or 2 day trips and two are available for early departure to maximize the night time fishing going on. These trips will be targeting bluefin and yellowtail. All inclusive bait, tackle, meal, and fish cleaning...
  40. yellowtl_addict

    Offshore Late report 4/29 226/302/Corner

    Finally got a bluefin on the new(ish now) boat!! 5 seasons of trying and it finally happened. Went 1 for 2 strikes. The skinny... all massive sonar marks of bait, no real surface action at all, blind strike on those oh-so-popular high speed trolling plugs... Go get em! Here is a cool little...
  41. AVET PRO EX 50/2  Black  $425  --  TUNA TAMER!

    Southern California AVET PRO EX 50/2 Black $425 -- TUNA TAMER!

    2-Speed! Very limited use. In very good condition -- just a few very fine nicks. $425 Rated for heavy line -- 100-130 LB -- great reel for large tuna.
  42. Diawa Saltiga ld55

    Southern California Diawa Saltiga ld55

    Diawa Saltiga LD55 2 speed Brand new $600 Ready for pick up No trades
  43. Custom thrasher crowbar 80-130#

    Southern California Custom thrasher crowbar 80-130#

    Up for sale I have this stunning railrod wrapped by Ryan Bailey, this thing is an absolute work of art. Not only does this rod look like a show piece it’s a true work horse! 7’6” tall and rated for 80-130# Titanium alps guides Aluminum alps reel seat Aluminum gimbal 3m cold shrink applied...
  44. FISHING SYNDICATE CUSTOM BLUE ROD / 7’ Feet -50- 100  and LEFT HAND AVET HX 5/2  two speed

    Southern California FISHING SYNDICATE CUSTOM BLUE ROD / 7’ Feet -50- 100 and LEFT HAND AVET HX 5/2 two speed

    FISHING SYNDICATE CUSTOM BLUE ROD / 7’ Feet -50- 100 and LEFT HAND AVET HX 5/2 two speed The reel is spoiled with 100 lb izorline. In great condition! Great bluefin set up, big yellow still set and deep water coddling. $625 for the Combo. Rod Reel with box And line Can ship out on your...
  45. Carlson Offshore Spreader Bar

    Southern California Carlson Offshore Spreader Bar

    Ordered one too many and selling the extra brand new in the carrying case - Retail is around $250+ tax - selling for $180 (36" bar, 11" squid) Phone camera is shattered but getting it fixed this weekend and can send pics when its fixed. PM me or message here - if you know... you know.....
  46. Big Bluefin Fishing Rod Rail Fighter

    Southern California Big Bluefin Fishing Rod Rail Fighter

    No More Praying to the fish Gods on your knees! This is a preorder as I am trying to get a gauge on the interest with inventory expected to ship in Late May to Early June just in time for Tuna season. I don't need payment until it officially ships. Just trying to see how many to make. I've...
  47. HOD Fishing CO

    Eat the Heart (BFT)

    The belief that eating the heart of the first bluefin tuna catch brings good luck is a superstition that originated in Japanese fishing culture. According to this belief, consuming the tuna heart symbolizes respect and gratitude to the fish for sacrificing itself and providing food for the...
  48. fishingshirts

    New squid imitation jig will be dropping a hot new super realistic squid jig at the Bart Hall show.. sizes 4,8,12,16oz available.. Full Glow in The Dark, Wired Thru construction for the tuna guys as well🤙 come check them out.
  49. fishnjay1

    Northern California WTB Used Rail Rod for Fathom40 my 1st bluefin setup

    WTB Rail Rod Something $50-$150 reel broke the bank. Thanks! Hope something is out there! What do guys have in this range? 7' 60-130lb
  50. Aluminum Helium Tank

    Southern California Aluminum Helium Tank

    22 cu ft aluminum tank with some helium left in it (probably one balloon). Got this small portable one for my skiff but I just don't use it. Excellent condition. Includes regulator/fill valve. When full it will fill 73 9" balloons. At some point in time I figured it would fill 3-4 large fishing...
  51. Penn International 30T 2- speed. Super clean!

    Northern California Penn International 30T 2- speed. Super clean!

    This Penn has had all the goodies from Cal's; 2-speed conversion, blueprint, bearing & sleeve and it's loaded with 135# Izorline Spectra. Ready to fish!
  52. bluewater2150

    Offshore Bluefin reports

    Hey everyone, I’m not sure if you have heard or not but there’s been some word about bluefin being around our waters right now, if anyone has any word about seeing them or what class they are it would be greatly appreciated if you would spread the news!
  53. Avet EX 30/2

    Southern California Avet EX 30/2

    silver avet ex30. 2 speed. Filled about 80-85% with izor 100# solid white braid. Reel is used but good condition and mechanically 100%. I just used it for wahoo trolling, but would make a great bft jig reel as well. Can ship at your expense
  54. $250 CALSTAR 6460 H & SHIMANO TLD 30ii

    Southern California $250 CALSTAR 6460 H & SHIMANO TLD 30ii

    CALSTAR 6460 H & SHIMANO TLD 30ii Rod was re-wrapped 30-80 lb Makes a good trolling/tuna/Baja combo $250 text Ric 562-980-6301 Can ship for $45 both rod and reel.
  55. Calstar GFTR-755-XXH (60-Unlimited)

    Southern California Calstar GFTR-755-XXH (60-Unlimited)

    Perfect Rod for the spreader bar or full harness, I used it as a rail rod and it worked well! This rod is a beast. Rated 60-Unlimited and has no issue pulling on jumbo bluefin. All AFTCO roller guides and reel seat. I’ve only pulled on one fish with this rod. Getting rid of it because I need...
  56. Super Clean 2003 Striper 1851 CC For Sale

    Southern California Super Clean 2003 Striper 1851 CC For Sale

    SOLD Well, this is a bittersweet day. It’s time to sell my trusty skiff. This has been my best and favorite boat and honestly I wanted to keep it forever, but I have a unique opportunity to upgrade into something bigger, and I don’t have room for two boats right now. The boat will be freshly...
  57. karl

    Southern California Looking to buy Calstar 800H MAG or 800XH

    Hit me up if you interested in selling.
  58. sccfochef

    Offshore Christmas bluefin

    Wife wanted to kill some bluefin, so finally I have the rights to baited up and filled the tank on Friday, wasn’t sure if nacho will open on Saturday and for sure not on Christmas Day. left the dock around 2:45am today with 4 of us, flat calm sea, cruising @26-27kt. Hoping to get there early...
  59. St. Croix 40-80lb rod

    Southern California St. Croix 40-80lb rod

    Great rod for some medium size bluefin. Typical wear, nothing major, just a few small scratches here or there. 7’ composite (glass and graphite) rod rated 40-80lbs
  60. Avet  Pro EX 30/2 SOLD

    Southern California Avet Pro EX 30/2 SOLD

    Avet Pro EX 30/2 speed loaded w 120 Hollow Braid, and 200 lb Fluro wind on leader, perfect for big bluefin , sinker or knife jigging. Reel is used w some minor scuffs, mechanically its smoth ready to fish. SOLD


    Brand new 16NA. FREE Shipping & insured via USPS. PayPal Transaction or face to face in Whittier. $450. Text Ric 552-980-6301 Save close to $100 from retail & taxes. Free shipping saves gas & time


    NEW 6 JIGS! 4 300 GRAM WEST COAST JIGGERZ RIGGED KNIVE JIGS SET & 1 BFT RIGGED & 16 OUNCE TORPEDO SINKER - Glow backs & COMES WITH CASE 200 lb leader line $130 Shipped. USPS Text Ric 562-980-630
  63. C

    Southern California Penn fathom 30

    Looking for a fathom 30 filled up with 65# spectra. 805-340-5727
  64. nudling

    Offshore Santa Cruz is a Cow town - 280# bluefin tuna

    Late report from Friday, 10/14/22. Been busy processing and fishing. So if I were to tell a story about a solo trip where I landed a cow bluefin and it took an hour, most would say that I was full of ish. But, that is the short version so read on if you want the details of a 280# norcal tuna...
  65. C

    Southern California Need a Penn fathom 40

    Please text me 805-585-0081 I need a fathom 40 asap. Let’s make a deal. Preferably with 80# spectra
  66. Okuma Makaira 50WII Ready to go

    Southern California Okuma Makaira 50WII Ready to go

    Great condition Makaira - two speed- 50 wide for sale with box, cover and clamp. Backed with 130yrds of 200# JB and spliced to 800yrds of 130# JB (or vise versa, I can’t remember) Mechanically: 10/10 Cosmetically: 8.5/10 (just minor boat rash as pictured) As you know these things handle big...
  67. C

    Southern California Penn fathom 40

    Looking for a fathom 40 preferably filled up with spectra 805-585-0081
  68. Irod rail rod kaimana 60-100lb

    Southern California Irod rail rod kaimana 60-100lb

    Selling my Irod kaimana rail rod 60-100lb. Rod feels great but I am looking to downsize my arsenal. Local pickup in Santa Barbara, or Ventura preferred. Can ship at buyers expense. 805-585-0081 for info text


    BRAMD NEW SHIMANO TWINPOWER SALTWATER SPINNING REELS 1. 4000XG - $350 2. 6000HG -$380 These are over $100 off retail. I bought to many of them. My loss your gain. Take both for $700 Great inshore & kelp fishing Text Ric 562-980-6301 Cash is Best But PayPal & Zelle are welcomed. Shipping is...
  70. Trinidad 30a for Cash or trade for Saltiga 60LD2

    Southern California Trinidad 30a for Cash or trade for Saltiga 60LD2

    I can drive up to 40 miles away from Simi Valley / Thousand Oaks area. Looking for Saltiga 60 LD2 or comparable reel size. Brand new Trinidad 30a never been fished and with box. Im also willing to part with it for 425 bucks if you are buying you will have to come within 20 miles of Simi Valley /...
  71. Taco Marine 3 Rod Trident Cluster

    Southern California Taco Marine 3 Rod Trident Cluster

    Taco Marine 3 Rod Trident Cluster Model F31-0770-BSA1. 15 Degree bent butt version. Use to expand your existing overhead rod storage or use it for kite fishing. This one went on a few boat rides with me and that's it. Great condition. This is the bent butt version so rods sit about...
  72. pinhead_carlton

    Speedmaster 20ii - Heavy enough for Jigs and Sinkers?

    I recently bought a speedmaster 20ii and loaded it with 550yds of 100#. I'm curious though if this would generally be heavy enough for most jig fishing like knife jigs and flat falls should these finicky BFT decide they want to start chewing on those again. the reason I'm unsure is I've heard...
  73. 1Matthew

    New stickbait to try out?

    I have never seen these before curious if anyone has. Interested in maybe trying some out, cast them at foamers. Look like little pencils
  74. Phenix blank MPX-569-B [5'6" PE 6-10]

    Southern California Phenix blank MPX-569-B [5'6" PE 6-10]

    2X Phenix Megalodon Jigging Rod Blank MPX-569-B [5'6" PE 6-10] Brand new $200 ea Txt for faster response 8182997755

    Southern California OKUMA PCH RAIL ROD 7”4 60-100lbs SALTWATER FISHING ROD TACKLE

    BRAND NEW OKUMA PCH RAIL ROD 7”4 60-100lbs SALTWATER FISHING ROD TACKLE 562-980-6301 Text Ric Whittier 90602
  76. Swampchicken

    Tired of the long wind in on your spreader bars?

    It looks like Okuma just introduced a new attachment to help the long, tiresome grind of winding in from great distances while pulling Spreader Bars and MadMacs. No one really enjoys the wind in of 1/4 mile of line. This attachment will go directly onto your drill and attach to your Makaira...
  77. AVET JX & MXJ 6/4

    Southern California AVET JX & MXJ 6/4

    AVET MXJ 6/4 - $285 Very minor boat rash on this guy but in very good shape. 300 yards of 50lb white Izor. No clamp. AVET JX 6.0 Single Speed - $225 Few very small scuffs but otherwise in great condition. Has rod clamp. Ventura Area, PM if interested. I’ll be fishing Friday but will get...
  78. errock_22

    Rigging 200mm MadMacs

    What’s the best way? I’ve seen adding a treble to the rear, swapping both hooks for trebles, gotta be a direct tie with 80lb, no swivel, crimps with 200lb…… So what’s the legit way? I’m thinking of crimping 3’ of 130lb with small loops, Nicopress crimps, and swapping the hooks with ST66 4/0’s...
  79. DiversionFishing

    Offshore Late report 7/30-LIMITS of BLUEFIN total weight over 380lbs on the 17ft Bayrunner

    Well.. Never thought I’d have this amount of weight on the skiff but God is good. Some of you may have owned this skiff before me. She’s been passed around on this site quite a few times and is one fishy boat. But I don’t think this trip will be beat on this rig. The circle of friends and I...
  80. fishman27

    Offshore Bluefin Love Penis

    Went out Monday (8/1) with my dad and friend Andrew. Launched out of Davies and fished the Osborn / 499 area. There were a few boats out there but not a ton. Got two bites on the troll between 11 and noon. One got the better of us and broke us off in the motor, was able to land the second one...
  81. Calstar GF 770h custom

    Southern California Calstar GF 770h custom

    calstar GF770H (50-80) rail rod solid #60 maybe #80, custom wrap blacked out Alps reel seat, alps XN guides, cold-shrink front grip and hypalon on rear. has minor boat ra
  82. 1Matthew

    Offshore 7/8 Bluefin

    I booked a trip back in December on the Ranger 85 taking a gamble and it was definitely worth it!! We had an awesome time on this 1.5 day. Captain said we were going to make a long run, so I rigged up and hit the bunks. Next morning we immediately found a school, of course this school did not...
  83. 2 X Shimano TLD 30 2-speeds

    Southern California 2 X Shimano TLD 30 2-speeds

    Selling 2 used TLD 30 2-speeds in great working condition. Both have 400yds 100lb braid plus 100yd 80lb izorline top shot. $450 obo for both.
  84. World Cat 270EC

    Pacific Northwest World Cat 270EC Mention this ad and the price is 69,000
  85. bradnoble

    Southern California Free Mac Flyer Luer

    To Kick off my new Bluefin Kite Luer, I am giving away 50 of them! The Mac Flyer is patent and trademark pending, and is essentially a set of wings that you put on a live bait with a clear rubber band. It comes in two sizes, Sardine and Mackerel. Pm me your address and I will send you one...
  86. B

    SoCal 4th July fishing trip suggestions

    My dad and I are headed to SoCal, most likely out of Dana point, from July 1st and the following 4 days. We’re avid NorCal anglers for halibut, striper, albacore ect. We’ve been having the itch for the past couple years to get down south and catch our first bluefin, YT and sea bass. We have...
  87. New Mac Flyer

    Southern California New Mac Flyer

    I have a new patent pending fishing Luer for bluefin kite fishing, it’s called the Mac Flyer. Bluefin will want to chew it! No comment or message from the mods, so here are some pictures of the Mac Flyer. What I’m gonna do with it, I’m not sure yet! I still need to find a company to make...
  88. R

    Chasing the cows

    I am new to bd, so please accept my apologies if I post incorrectly. Like many of you, I am just learning how to catch these big bluefin. I am writing a few stories for and I have been on a few trips. I just returned from a 2 day on the American Angler. The guys found tons of...
  89. Steel Seeker 40

    Best 80# reel and gear ratios

    I'm seeing that a lot of the smaller reels with the drag and capacity to handle 80# have a 2:1 + low gear ratio. LX Raptor, Talica 20, Fathom 40 etc. Only the VISX 12 have just under 2:1 at 1.8. Is that a reason some people say these medium frame reels are 'capable but not fun' for pulling in...
  90. surfbud

    Offshore The San Diego 6/4 - lucky redemption

    A few weeks ago I posted about me (not the boat) getting skunked on the Daiwa Pacific - overnight. A lot of you gave me tips and encouragement for the next time. Many thanks for that. Well, "next time"...
  91. Penn Torque 25nld2 silver for sale

    Southern California Penn Torque 25nld2 silver for sale

    Like New Condition -- one boat ride but basically new always covered Professionally spooled w/ 400 yard of 65# Daiwa J-Braid + short mono topshot comes w/ original box and accurate reel cover Pick up in LA or Fullerton; willing to ship on your dime $500 Firm :jig: (Not interested in trades)
  92. CaptainBeard714

    Bronze Brazing SPECIFIC Questions for BFT Rigging

    Alright guys so I’ve spent hours the last few weeks researching soldering/brazing rings for jigs. I’ve now ended up with the stay-silv white and black flux, Harris Safety Silv 56% in 1/32 and 1/16 sizes, as well as a variety of rings now from rosco and the ring lord. Using a small butane torch...
  93. T

    Ruptured distal bicep tendon

    Good afternoon everyone, I have a complete tear of my left distal bicep tendon and surgery next Tuesda. I reel left handed and support the rod with my right. I have a alaska trip in August, a 1.5 day tuna trip in September, a 3 day trip in October, and a 4 day in November. Has anyone had this...
  94. Selling combo of trolling lures, marauders, trolling feathers.  50 in all.  Plus bags.

    Southern California Selling combo of trolling lures, marauders, trolling feathers. 50 in all. Plus bags.

    Take a look at the photo. Selling a large lot of trolling feathers, trolling lures, maulers and a few various other bluefin lures. Not looking to part out. Set yourself up for bluefin. May consider trade/partial trade for a couple of 2 speed reels or fishing time on your boat. $625 gets all...
  95. $124,275.00, Mako 284c, 2014 with twin 300 Merc Verados, trailer, runs excellent

    Southern California $124,275.00, Mako 284c, 2014 with twin 300 Merc Verados, trailer, runs excellent

    Excellent running and condition.$124,275 Complete listing here: Backed by more than 45 years of offshore fishing heritage, the MAKO 284 CC continues to stand at the top of the food chain. At 28' 4" (8.64 m) long with a 9' 10" (3.00 m)...
  96. surfbud

    Offshore Overnight on the DP 5/21

    So I'm a newbie who's been lurking and learning from you all from a while now. Many thanks. Finally decided to make my first post. Go easy on me. In short, went overnight on the Daiwa Pacific departing H&M Landing on Saturday night, 5/21. My first time overnight on a boat in years (second...
  97. P

    Throwing knife/flatfall jigs DURING THE DAY

    Hey guys I read from an article that a captain of this boat was throwing heavy knife jigs during the daytime. Has anyone caught or seen someone else catch big bft during the day this way? not 100-120g colt sniper but the heavy stuff 250g+ that you typically throw at night.
  98. (2 Versions) High quality Tuna jigging leaders 200# & 300#

    Southern California (2 Versions) High quality Tuna jigging leaders 200# & 300#

    Ok! I’m finally caught up with all orders. Refreshing this post. Big Bluefin are biting! Save money and time and don’t go on the boat without these high quality 200lbs and 300lbs tuna bite leaders. 2 versions! 200lb and 300lb. 1) 200lb izorline leaders (3.5 ft length), 500 lb ball bearing...
  99. P

    Knife Jigs for bluefin -- Various hook types

    Hey guys, Local tackle shops usually upgrade knife jigs with heavy duty assist hooks. But I've seen guys rig their knife jigs with a heavy duty treble hook or a large Mutu J hook. Some say these types of hook will kill the action of jig or slows down the speed, some say bluefins tend to bite...
  100. G

    Advice for PNW to SoCal move

    Hey there everybody, I might be moving from the PNW to Southern California in about a year. Unfortunately I will be leaving my friends, family and the fisheries I know well and love. That being said, I’m looking for a few things…. 1. Looking for a cool area to rent in that not too expensive (I...
  101. Daiwa saltiga LD60 2 speed

    Southern California Daiwa saltiga LD60 2 speed

    Saltiga LD 60 2spd with full spool 80# braid 9/10 condition Come with box asking 350
  102. bradnoble

    Bluefin limits on 4-19-22

    Well, looks like at least a couple of boats got limits yesterday on the bluefin. I think when this weather settles down, they will want to play big time! Heres the reports I found: Sportfishing Fish Counts For 4-19-22 Boat Trip Details Dock Totals New Lo-An Point Loma Sportfishing San...
  103. bradnoble

    IFGA Bluefin Tuna line class records

    Interesting read on BFT line class records. Three of them are in So Cal waters🎣 Bluefin Tuna Line Class Records M-10 kg (20 lb) 93.98 kg (207 lb 3 oz) San Clemente Island, California, USA 26-Jul-2018 Tom Pfleger Details History M-15 kg (30 lb) 99.11 kg (218 lb 8 oz) Cortez Bank, California...
  104. 1Matthew

    First 1.5 day!

    Hello all! I am excited to be going out on my first 1.5 day this July on the Ranger 85. Curious as to suggestions on what to bring. Currently, I have a 25, 30/40, 60, 80 lb bait setups that I am planning to bring. In terms of tackle and jigs any suggestions on to stalk up for the night night...
  105. Talica 16ii - Sold

    Southern California Talica 16ii - Sold

    Talica 16ii in excellent condition, first/original owner of this reel. Solid two-speed for big game fish up to and beyond 100lb class. Fished moderately and well taken care of, rinsed and cleaned after every trip. Selling because I just bought a different reel in the same class that overlaps...
  106. bradnoble

    Markus got’Em!

    Looks like the New Lo Ann got into some bluefin, wish I could fish that boat soon! Let’s go get some :git:! Here’s the fish count from their website: New Lo Ann FISH COUNTS Date Trip Type Trip Details Fish Count Audio 04-03-2022 2 Day Trip 26 Anglers 104...
  107. G

    Game Changer 2.5 day, 11/25/22

    Game Changer 2.5 day, departs 11/25, back at the dock 11/28 AM. I have 2-3 spots available right now. Let me know if you are interested. Ticket is $2025 per person. PM me for contact info and details.
  108. 1Matthew

    Best SD boat?

    Looking to get on my very first bluefin, have been trying and trying. Last summer I went on the NLA a little late and hopped on a paddy, this year I want to try for an overnight or 1.5 day. So far most of the boats are booked but still am looking. I’m thinking the old glory for an overnight maybe?
  109. Aftco Flying Gaff $200

    Southern California Aftco Flying Gaff $200

    Aftco Flying gaff in great condition. $200 Sold, thanks BD!
  110. marx88

    Offshore I have exactly 6 months before the tuna get to san diego.

    I'm getting everything going since we gonna be catching tuna this year by the pier at Ocean Beach. If you think about it every year they are getting closer. I'm planning to go fishing. I wanted to post my report since the board is a little dry, please see my southern California fishing report...
  111. Steel Seeker 40

    Blue fin boat options

    I was hoping to get advice on boats that I haven't been on. The week I have available to target bluefin has the Sea Adventure 80 (2 day), Poseidon (1.75), Islander (2.5), El Capitan (2). I was hoping for a 3.5 day to really give myself the best shot but they are all booked. I'm leaning towards...

    Southern California LARGE TACKLE SALE

  113. Cal star tuna rod

    Southern California Cal star tuna rod

    Custom wrapped cal star 660 6 foot 20-50 lbs great boat rod looking for trades but cash is king great way to stand out on the boat butt pops off to be a gimble mostly want trades for big spinning reels but open to anything
  114. Bluefin rods

    Southern California Bluefin rods

    1. Seeker black steel G655XH. 5.5ft, 40-60lb. $150 2. Calstar Boomer Jr. 5.5ft, 50-100lb. $150 3. Kencor graphite zebra. BZ6455XH. Custom wrap. Has original owners name on it. 5.5ft, 50-120lb. $200 Heavy rods with extended foregrip. All in good condition.
  115. 80-100# Bent Butt Trolling Rod

    Southern California 80-100# Bent Butt Trolling Rod

    80-100# Kunnan graphite blank. Wrapped for me by P-Bod. I never really used it much. Silver Aftco long pattern bent butt. All Aftco rollers. Took apart the rollers and oiled the bearings. They all work fine. Tip has a little pitting but still works fine. Use it as-is or change it out for a...
  116. Professionally rigged Yummee Flyers

    Southern California Professionally rigged Yummee Flyers

    Rigged and Ready 9in carolina lure yummee flyers. 2oz egg sinker, 400lb jinkai monofilament, Owner 5/0 5X treble, 10/0 Mustad J hook. price $50 available for local pickup or dropoff north county San Diego.
  117. 1Matthew

    40 pound setup

    Found a killer deal on the calstar gg 6480. Might pair it up with a fathom or torium and use it as a 40 pound setup or for yo yo ing. Any opinions on this? I was thinking that a 40 pound setup would be used fairly frequently on an overnight-2 day trip. What do y’all think about this rod for it...
  118. 1911nate

    Lineup Advice

    This past year has been my first full year of sportsfishing for rockfish, wsb, yellowtail, and bft here in SoCal. I was lucky enough to catch a variety of different species using different methods and built up a lineup of reels and rods i use for specific purposes. Although I would like some...
  119. Phenix Black Diamond PSW 760H

    Southern California Phenix Black Diamond PSW 760H

    Phenix Black Diamond PSW 760H 25-60 lb, Almost New, 7'6'' Fuji Reel Seat aluminum accents, very nice rod $220. Sold thanks BD!
  120. Santiago Ramirez

    Offshore Monterey Bay Bluefin Tuna

    Took three trips and a heartbreaker to finally get on one of these Bluefin Tuna . Made bait In the morning and took off . Bait was on the Downrigger for about 5 minutes before he got smacked . Took about 1 1/2 hours and we got it to the gaff . 207lbs Gutted and Gilled. “It’s better to be lucky...
  121. bd staff

    Salty Spotlight: Capt. Duane Diego - Pinnacle Sportfishing

    Duane "Diego" Mellor is regarded as one of San Diego's best captains. From grom to career fisherman, his journey has been a lifetime commitment. "From those early days I knew that fishing was something I was going to be involved in for work for the rest of my life." Read the FULL story + win a...
  122. bd staff

    Offshore Salty Spotlight: Capt. Duane Diego - Pinnacle Sportfishing

    Duane "Diego" Mellor is regarded as one of San Diego's best captains. From grom to career fisherman, his journey has been a lifetime commitment. "From those early days I knew that fishing was something I was going to be involved in for work for the rest of my life." Read the FULL story + win a...
  123. bd staff

    Salty Spotlight: Capt. Duane Diego - Pinnacle Sportfishing

    Duane "Diego" Mellor is regarded as one of San Diego's best captains. From grom to career fisherman, his journey has been a lifetime commitment. "From those early days I knew that fishing was something I was going to be involved in for work for the rest of my life." Read the FULL story + win a...
  124. bd staff

    Salty Spotlight: Capt. Duane Diego - Pinnacle Sportfishing

    Duane "Diego" Mellor is regarded as one of San Diego's best captains. From grom to career fisherman, his journey has been a lifetime commitment. "From those early days I knew that fishing was something I was going to be involved in for work for the rest of my life." Read the FULL story + win a...
  125. Super Seeker SS 6463XXXXH-6 1/4 w/ Winthrop adjustable butt

    Southern California Super Seeker SS 6463XXXXH-6 1/4 w/ Winthrop adjustable butt

    Hi Gang, I am selling a Super Seeker xxxxh (4x) with an attached Winthrop adjustable bent butt. The overall length of the setup is about 7'2, which is one inch shorter than the OSP model. This rod has been on the water but never fished. $899 Being that this setup is new, I am asking for a...
  126. nudling

    Offshore TGIF Pt Sur Bluefin 10/1

    So last year, I was in HMB trolling 2 rods, 80# and 65#, and the school was big (120#+). I maneuvered away from a hooked up boat but both my lines snagged the fish-on line. It's hard to get a bite so the only right thing to do was to cut my lines, which meant that I was already under-gunned and...
  127. stefan grobecker

    Offshore Bluefin from Monterey & now HMB

    So the bite has picked up the past few days off of Big Sur for bluefin. Some guys have come in with 3-5 fish from fun sized models 30-60 pounders to all the up topping 140. Then yesterday a bird watching boat out of hmb saw miles and miles of bluefin frothing over bait and busting clean out of...
  128. THE GRAYS

    Heading out of SD for 425 tomorrow

    We are heading out from Shelter Island lauch ramp tomorrow morning around day break on our Parker 2320, Graylight. Anyone want to buddy boat down to the 425 let us know. Any tips appreciated, have not fished San Diego yet this year. We have to stay away from the islands since a few of our...
  129. Shimano tiagra 16 / calstar 670XH

    Southern California Shimano tiagra 16 / calstar 670XH

    For sale as combo or separate tiagra16 cosmetic 8/10 Mechanical 10/10 Was service on January by shimano been on 1 trip after that no fish “Bulletproof reel” Has #80 braid w/ #80 mono topshot Calstar 670XH Solid old school rail rod #80 rod Has very little rash, still in great shape $500...
  130. ogfishkiller1

    Islands Late Videos. 805 Bluefin and San Nich awesome trip.

    The days of fishing for me in August. Aug 14th. Bluefin and Bass Bluefin and Bass Aug 20th New Hustler. Didn’t know there is nice Kelp Bass at San Nich. San Nich! Limited out, and whaled on other assortments! Hit like and subscribe if you like em.
  131. Rodriguezfishing

    Fishing bluefin Monday 8/16

    Anyone want to join me and brother fishing Monday 8/16 we are new to the bluefin game we would be heading out of Huntington harbor out of freedom boat club on defiance pilot house we need someone with knowledge on where to go and look for foamers most of our experience Is local or around...
  132. M

    Offshore Skunked Near 267

    We went out today in the afternoon out of Dana Point around 3. We got out to around the 267 and saw mostly boats. We did find a few boils and lots of bait but a ton of boat traffic and idiot going straight into the foamers or too close next to them. They were feeding on anchovy bait balls and...
  133. Pocket Aces

    Offshore 8-7-21 277 and 14 mi

    Headed out of newport harbor to make macks at around 10 am, and for some reason we werent finding macks outside of the jetty, just smelt 🤦‍♂. Headed out to check out the 14 at around 11:00 and didnt see too many boats. No immediate action spotted on the surface so we headed out to the 277 were...
  134. FUCARYEW791

    Inshore Central coast bluefin

    Anyone going for a crack at the bluefin on the central coast? Seen a photo and a couple reports of hooked up.
  135. marx88

    Offshore My redneck fishing vacation in san diego for mako and bluefin

    The sun also ariseth, and the sun goeth down, and hasteth to the place where he arose. This epigraph expresses the idea that one generation fades into another, and the sun will continue to rise, while each generation passes on. This was what I was thinking when I was running down all those tunas...
  136. Jordan Lynn

    Top Tun & Bass rigs for Summer

    Hey BD! I kept seeing everyone catching Bluefin and talking about the bite heating up in SoCal right now but I didn't really own any gear to go get them. Honestly didn't even really know what I needed so I made this video for other's who may be as ignorant as I was :). Hope someone finds some...
  137. S

    Offshore 7/11/21 and 7/12/21 Point Loma full day offshore

    Late report, but thought it would be better than nothing. Went out on the Point Loma on both 7/11/21 and 7/12/21 targeting bluefin. 7/11/21: Fished flyline sardine the whole day with two setups: 2019 Shimano Stella 6000HG on a 10' MH Okuma Cedros surf rod, 30 lb. braid to 15 ft. of 20 lb. mono...
  138. Okuma Andros A-5IIa 2 speed reel Mint

    Southern California Okuma Andros A-5IIa 2 speed reel Mint

    Okuma Andros A-5IIa 2 Speed Reel- Mint Like New Perfect Condition in box 10/10 both mechanically cosmetically Spooled 3/4 with 60lb Spectra and room for mono topshot. Great 30-50# reel. Perfect at 40#. Livebait or Jigging Compact but enough power and line capacity to pull tunas upto 60-80lb. no...
  139. Bigdog 1961

    Offshore Knife Jigs at Night

    How are you fishing the large knife jigs at night?
  140. Joe Nelson

    Nomad Design - Panderra 8X Braid

    Has anyone tried using this braid? I want to put a metered 100lb braid on one of my reels. I saw power pro has one, but it is sold out everywhere. I like that you can count the depth with this line. I've just never known anyone that has used it. I'm thinking this line might be good for my heavy...
  141. T670xh 8.5 blank

    Southern California T670xh 8.5 blank

    Have a t670xh 8.5ft #30-100 Tan.
  142. Calstar Big Tuna Killers Rods

    Southern California Calstar Big Tuna Killers Rods

    I haveTwo Calstar Tuna rods for sale, just wrapped. Never fished. $175 each or both $325 1. T6455XH: 5 1/2 ft rated #50-100 line weight, purple and white wrap, pac bay aluminium reel seat, extra heavy guides. $175 2. T655TSS: 5 1/2 ft rated #60-130 line weight, green, dark green and white wrap...
  143. [WTS]Graftech GRR78XH Rail Rod 80-100

    Southern California [WTS]Graftech GRR78XH Rail Rod 80-100

    REEL NOT INCLUDED AND IS NOT FOR SALE Hey guys, Looking to sell a gently used Graftech rail rod. Taken out a few times(3-4) and rinsed with fresh water after each trip. Has only hooked and landed one (~10lb yft, couldn't even feel it) fish on the troll. Not looking for trades at this time...
  144. Lure Lots - Vintage / Marlin / Tuna/Marauder

    Southern California Lure Lots - Vintage / Marlin / Tuna/Marauder

    Lot 1: Vintage Lures and Misc. - 18 total lures - Vintage Storm, Rebel, and Rapala lipped baits. Some in box - Misc. Linen line (new in packaging) - Net - Diamond jig $80 OBO Lot 2: Marlin Jigs - Total of 14 marlin jigs between 9" and 14" (11 rigged, 3 unrigged) - Various conditions from...
  145. Joe Nelson

    East Coast Style Bluefin Jigs for West Coast Bluefin

    Does anyone have any experience using the east coast style jigs? I want to buy and try some this season. I'm looking for recommendations for bluefin killers. I found this so far:
  146. Armenfishing

    Pacific Queen Preperation

    So I have a 1.5 day trip aboard the Pacific Queen on June 4th and I just wanted to make sure that I have all the gear covered. Phenix M1 inshore/shimano tranx 400-50lb braid 20-25lb topshot Daiwa Proteus/shimano torium 16-50lb braid 30lb topshot Phenix Abyss/avet G2 sx-50lb braid 30lb...
  147. Accurate dauntless 500 2speed

    Other US Accurate dauntless 500 2speed

    Accurate dauntless 500 2speed for sale! Reel was serviced at the end of last season at accurate and hasn’t been used since. Reel is spoiled with 100lb PP Maxquatro white braid! I do not have the box for it. Retails for $689.99 Asking $565. Bluefin are already showing up and being caught! This...
  148. Joe Nelson

    Flylining Dead Flyers?

    Has anyone used a dead flyer on the drift before? I know they are effective on the kite. I've heard some stories of people floating them out when drifting over a school and hooking up. Any thoughts on this technique? Any ideas on how to rig them for a floating presentation?
  149. C

    Need a Rod to pair with Avet LX Raptor

    I’ve never really gone after big Bluefin before and I want a rod that is capable of landing a 100+ Bluefin. I’d be pairing the rod up with an Avet LX raptor, so what size rod would I want to pair with the reel so that I’m capable of landing a triple digit fish? So far I’ve thought about pairing...
  150. F

    Starter Rod Combos For Multi Day Trips

    Hello Everyone, I am new to bloody decks, I live in Humboldt County where I mainly target salmon and steelhead. I also do a little halibut and rockfish fishing as well. I really want to do a multi day trip out of San Diego, targeting bluefin, yellowfin, dorado, and yellowtail. I have no idea...
  151. Anderson 26 REDUCED PRICE

    Anderson 26 REDUCED PRICE

    2002 Anderson 26 Pilot House. I use this boat primarily for commercial rod & reel fishing. Has the capability to be a great trap boat as well since it has hydraulics all hooked up, just needs a puller and a davit. Handles a huge load with ease (7-8, 150-250lb bluefin packed in ice no problem)...
  152. jSun

    Braid for bluefin kite reel

    I recently purchased two Okuma Mak 50’s as dedicated kite reels. I need to get them both spooled. I usually fish hollow core braid because I like to use wind-on leaders and general versatility. A good friend told me not to spool kite reels with hollow core because they trap water inside and...
  153. CharlieSaraspeSanDiego

    Anderson 26 Pilot House

    2002 Anderson 26 Pilot House used primarily for commercial rod & reel fishing. Has the capability to be a great trap boat as well since it has hydraulics, just needs a puller and a davit. Handles a huge load with ease (7-8, 150-250lb bluefin packed in ice no problem). If you want a b*tchen boat...
  154. tbev

    Colt Sniper Leaders

    What is everyone using for leaders on 80-100g coltsnipers for foamers? I'm setting up a smaller 50# spinning setup to throw at bf; smaller bf, early season and I'm wondering how big I can go without going too big. Anyone using a swivel ?
  155. Cafacrafta

    Gear check

    I have this old calstar 6455 xxh inherited from a family member , my question is would I have enough Strength on this rod to catch these bluefin they’ve been catching between 100-200 pounds ?
  156. J

    Big BFT tackle - ($420) Accurate BX2-30 - ($150) Terez TZC-70XH-BLK Price Drop!

    Selling Accurate BX2-30 loaded with 400yd of 100lb Daiwa J-braid Multi-Color. Perfect for sinker rig or flat fall at a certain depth. The reel is 9/10 cosmetically and 10/10 mechanically (with original box)-$420 Shimano Terez TZC-70XH-BLK rated 65-200 Lb. Good condition - $150 Local pick up...
  157. G

    Left hand 30 or 40 conventional reel

    Looking to get into midsize bluefin up to about 100lbs, So I’m looking for a 30-40 size conventional, only looking for lefties. My budget is about $200, but it’s somewhat stretchable. Single or 2- speed doesn’t matter. Thanks!
  158. thrasher949

    They bit @ the Tanner

    EPIC Bluefin Trip Offshore Banks Full report with video
  159. K

    Best boat for a 3 day trip 2021

    Hey everyone, I have been doing some research on booking my first 3-day trip next year and was looking for some suggestions. I have fished quite a few 1-2 day boats in the fleet, but never anything longer. I think next year is my time to venture into the some longer range trips. The two boats...
  160. Cafacrafta

    Liberty Monday 8/10

    Scheduled for liberty Monday ... counts gone down lookin slow wondering if I should cancel and reschedule, what do y’all think ?
  161. R

    1996 2520 Parker w/ 2015 DIESEL

    One of a kind Parker for sale. This Parker was repowered in 2015 with a YANMAR 315 6lpa tier 2 motor with mercruiser bravo 2 outdrive. The engine has 3450 hours. It has since gotten a brand new Turbo 2019, brand new exhaust elbow 2019, and complete cooling system rebuild in 2020. It has been...
  162. sandieangler

    Trade my UC Viper RCX70 for your UC Viper RCX76

    Looking to trade my 7' Viper for a 7'6" Viper. Or will sell for $380
  163. Cafacrafta

    Offshore Book sea watch ! Wednesday 7-29 full day offshore

    Sea watch got plenty of spots open only me and one other person are scheduled so fill it up y’all full day offshore !
  164. Sardine_matt

    New To Tuna Fishing

    I wanna get on a sport boat down in sd to but i've never been so I need some advice. I currently own 2 penn 25Ns have them on a phenix axis 909H and a shimano teramar tmc-j90HB. I plan on using the phenix as a 45-50lb setup and the teramar for 25-30lb both with 65lb braid. What are some decent...
  165. F

    Daiwa Saltist 40H Blue/Black

    Near new. Been on 3 boat rides but never seen water. 100 yds of 40# xxx top shot, the rest blue 65# power pro. Cosmetic 9.5/10 slight boat rash barley noticable Mechanical 10/10. Ready to fish! $225
  166. ronipx

    2002 Grady White 265 Express. ($62K obo)

    For Sale: 2002 Grady White 265 Express Price: $62K OBO with trailer (2015 Aluminum I-Beam Tandem Trailer) A rare find on the west coast, the wide body (9’7” beam) Grady 265 boasts twin 225hp Yamaha 4 stroke outboards with 250 gallon fuel capacity and was designed for fishermen wishing to...
  167. 99Phishing

    Offshore New Lo-An (7/3) Overnight Trip Video

    Hey guys, Just finished editing the GoPro footage obtained from my trip aboard the New Lo-An. Top-tier crew and super fishy boat, can't wait to get out with them again. I caught the skunk, but one of my friends who I helped get into fishing about a year ago landed his first Bluefin...
  168. Track Pants and Pepperoni

    Brand new shimano torium 30 hg

    I have a brand new torium 30hg for sale. Includes reel clamp with hardware, factory tool, and instructional guide. Will come with tranx 400 box because the original box was damaged by my kid. Picked up in Northridge asking $200 firm Willing to ship at buyers expense. Willing to trade for penn...
  169. M

    Catalina Island Bluefin rod and reel for $200?

    Can I buy a good bluefin tuna rod and reel for $200? What rod and what reel do you recommend? And, should I use Reaction Tackle 100 pound braid?
  170. L

    Phenix Axis 820xh 8’2” 30-80lb

    This rod has never touched the water. Purchased as a longer heavy stick to throw poppers to big bluefin🤦🏻‍♂️. Brought out on 1 trip and never took it out of the rod holder. Seems like it could also be a great yoyo/ flatfall stick too. Ive heard great things about the Axis if you are interested...
  171. Donny B

    Avet Pro EXW 50/2 for Big BFT

    Selling two Avet Pro EXW 50/2. Color Blue. Condition is excellent! Very good quality 50 wides. I’ve caught some beasts on the reels! Price $450 $350 each. Dropped $100 per reel. Need to sell!
  172. P


    With all the enforced downtime we’re experiencing, the gears have been turning.... With the spectacular success of green stick gear for tuna worldwide, why aren’t the private boat guys targeting bft with them? It’s used in Japan, Hawaii, Louisiana, and up and down the East Coast targeting lock...
  173. Swampchicken

    Cabin Fever? How about self servicing your reels

    Here is a quick video I put together on self servicing my Komodo SS reels. We all know (hope) that this deal will end in a couple of months. Now that we are all quarantined at home and getting antsy, we can all only clean the garage so many times. After walking out there several times and...
  174. CharlieSaraspeSanDiego

    *Off the Market* - 21ft Boston Whaler Justice "Grey Ghost"

    * OFF THE MARKET * Decided not to sell. The "Grey Ghost" is a 1997 Boston Whaler Justice Military Hull. This boat was built to handle weight and weather. The "Grey Ghost" is a deep-v, extremely smooth riding hull that cuts through chop and avoids pounding like most small skiffs. Extremely...
  175. Rodney Marquez

    How Important is Spiking or ikejime your fish?

    So I wanted to ask the community how important is the method of killing your fish? Do you guys notice a difference between bleeding vs non bleeding immediately after catch? also do you guys notice a difference between spiking vs non spiking? This was a video clip of a bluefin tuna being spiked...
  176. Salty_puss

    New Avet 2-speed EX 50/2

    Brand new, never used Avet EX 50 in original box 2-speed Right Handed - Silver This reel is NOT a blem model. Bought brand new over the summer for a spare Bluefin/frozen flyer reel but never ended up using it. Has sat in the box all summer and I no longer need. Go catch a cow Bluefin or a deep...
  177. AKSocal

    Shimano Terez Rail Rod

    Used Terez rail rod. Rod has crazy amount of backbone. Still in decent condition and can be used to target big fish. It's rated for 100-150lbs spectra. Model is TZCR74XH. $250 shipped. Here are some pics.
  178. Efishient

    Rod Suggestions for Talica 20

    Thinking about putting on 80# hollow on the Tac 20, what do you guys have on yours? Also wondering what rods do you guys use with this reel? Thanks in advance!
  179. Nick Boone

    Assorted Poppers

    I have a box of assorted poppers for sale. Some are very lightly used but most are brand new with upgraded hooks and split rings. Halco and YoZuri poppers. Plano box included. $125
  180. bmoore1975

    Helium Tank - $100

    50 cubic feet Aluminum Helium Tank. Purchased from West Air in Escondido. Maybe 20% full or less ? I'm located in Carlsbad. Let me know....Thanks
  181. Local Knowledge Fishing Show

    How to Rig Flying Fish for BIG BLUEFIN

    Captain Ali Hussainy of Local Knowledge explains, in depth, how to rig a flying fish for kite fishing big bluefin tuna. This method can be utilized for targeting Pacific Bluefin tuna. Using the right fishing gear, line, hooks , and bait is crucial to getting those big bluefin tuna to bite. This...
  182. roosta

    Aztec 2-Day Private Charter - Spots Available

    I chartered the Aztec for a 2-day trip leaving Oct. 22 at 10pm returning Oct. 24 around 8pm targeting bluefin tuna. It's limited to 20 anglers and as of right now there are 9 spots available. Price is $660 which includes meals and permits. Fishing the Aztec with only 19 other anglers will be a...
  183. Swampchicken

    Tuna Mayhem aboard Tribute Sportfishing

    Had a pretty incredible trip aboard Tribute Sportfishing a week ago. I put together a little recap video of the incredible bite we had going on the fun sized yellowfin and bluefin tuna.
  184. Jigslinger

    Please delete

    Please PM or text (714) 916-2462.

    Offshore Islander Charters - 3.5 Day - Video

    This is more of a trip re-cap than a report. Froggy goes fishing Private Charter August 26th - 30th on the Islander. This is a great boat with a killer crew and the food was just burgers or burritos on this trip!!! The Islander is probably most famous for it's Dive trips to...
  186. JustFishn

    Offshore #TBT Thunderbird (COW BLUEFIN)

    So the Thunderbird is on the meat out there and running some Cow Tuna Trips. Here’s a news segment on KCAL 9
  187. emarquez4

    Phenix Megalodon, Hybrid 929, Shimano Trinidad, Kencore

    Prices reduced 1. Phenix Megalodon paired with a Saragosa 10,000-- Sold 2. Phenix Hybrid 929-- SOLD 3. Shimano Trinidad 20 Gold-- $275 New 65lb braid and 30lb topshot 4. Abu Garcia Revo Toro NaCl--SOLD- Thanks Bill 5. Kencore Panga Special--SOLD Text me for prompt response- 562-822-7237.
  188. 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...

    Offshore Pacific Voyager - 2 day - Video

    This is more of a trip re-cap than a report. This trip was 3 weeks ago August 11 & 12. As always, I had high hopes of going to look for some Large BFT but ended up chasing schoolie YFT & Yellowtail. We started the trip heading towards SCI and halfway thru the channel the wind kicks up and Capt...
  190. Z

    Avet EX 30/2 2 speed Reel Unused in Box (Silver)

    I am selling a brand new Avet EX 30/2 2 speed Reel that is unused and comes with box (Silver), fully loaded with JB Hollow 130 pound spectra. Perfect for these cow bluefin that everyone is catching now. This will handle a fish up to 300 pounds. This reel is brand new and only has been taken out...
  191. jdfishsd

    Talica 20II with Tiburon T-Bar handle

    Talica 20II with Tiburon T-Bar handleand loaded with 100lb white Powerpro Max-Cuattro. The handle has one mark on it and the reel itself has a few marks on it. You can see this all in the pics. The line has only hit saltwater once. This is the perfect reel for the big bluefin out there right...
  192. darin dohi

    Calstar GG6490H-J

    Near new condition. It was taken on one trip to Guadalupe in 2018 but never fished. It had a reel mounted on it for that trip but not fished. This is a unique rod that is relatively hard to find these days. It is a corktape rod. It could be used for throwing large surface iron as well as...
  193. JustFishn

    Offshore Old Glory Bluefin (HARD TIMES) 7/23 Video

    Short Report: So here’s pretty much how the day went out on Old Glory Sport Fishing 7/23 we got a late start but that didn’t matter much. We were on the fish right away, they just didn’t want to participate in the festivities. We found huge volumes of good grade Bluefin on the sonar. They...
  194. downtime

    Offshore Watching big tuna..Video..Reel Hard

    We decided we would go offshore and look for tuna even though there are many spots to catch yellowtail right now. Well all we did was look at em flying out of the water! Easier for me to make a video of our trip....enjoy! Make sure to subscribe to my channel as I put up trip reports on YouTube...
  195. Baja Belk

    Offshore Better Late than Never

    This saga is from July 6, which may or may not be helpful to some now, however, my technical details were posted on Fishdope the same day, and honestly, the news is nothing new. There's lots of tuna here, some bite, some don't, some weeks and days are bitier than others. This particular day...
  196. Rodney Marquez

    Shimano Stella SW Bluefin Fight

    Hello Gents! I just wanted to share with you guys one of the footage I got of 2 bloodydecks members fighting a nice size bluefin tuna on the Stella SW. They were tag team fighting the bluefin and took about 20 min to reel in. They were the only ones using a spinning reel setup on this trip...
  197. Cafacrafta

    Flat fall rod

    I have an old rod that is 5 1/2 and rated for 80-130 pound line with rollers, could I use this for flat fall fishing for big bluefin with 80 pound test , or should I get a longer rod if I want to use the rail?
  198. JakeFromStateFarm

    Offshore Chivalry Isn't Dead- A Yellowtail Shootout Moment of Class

    First off, I just wanted to say thanks to all the teams that participated in the 2019 BD Outdoors Yellowtail Shootout. We had an excellent turnout and there were some big yellows caught this year with the biggest one of the tourney coming in at 37.1lbs. But the moment that captured everyone's...
  199. A

    Setups and rigging for 1.5- 2.5 day trips now through Fall

    I travel from the east coast so I try and have multi use setups... my plan right now is to bring 4... 1) Andros 5n for 20-25lb live bait (350yds 40lb solid braid to short flouro Blackwater) 2) Makaira 10 for 30-50lb (400yds 60lb hollow to loop to 25ft wind on leaders) 3) Tesoro 12 for jig...
  200. steelogreen1

    AVET LX 6/3 Fresh Line & Service

  201. JustFishn

    Red White & BlueFin Wicked Tee

    Hey guys I’m trying to sell some shirts I designed to help fund me getting out more often this season to create content for my channel. I call it Red White & Bluefin it’s a patriotic graphic T-Shirt that not only shows out patriotism but shares our passion for fishing in this cool design. They...
  202. Rodney Marquez

    Offshore Bluefin,YFT,YT on BD Sponsored 1.75 Day Tomahawk

    Hello anglers! This is my first fish report :) My Coworker and myself hosted our very own BD sponsored trip on the 1.75 @Tomahawk Sportfishing. We left June 5th at 11 am, fished local waters and scratched the yellowtail on drift kelp, no bluefin in the area. Captain Jeff makes the decision to...
  203. surg

    Offshore Memorial Weekend BFT report, fishing on Sardinera.

    I hope everyone had a happy Memorial weekend. BFT fishing was tough this past weekend for everyone with plenty of fish in the zone but they seem focussed on red crab. Ali had me come down south to add a few things on the SeaVee 340Z with triple Evinrude 300’s, and I got to tag along with the...
  204. Cafacrafta

    Offshore 5/25 Pegasus Bluefin

    Headed out on the Pegasus out of fisherman’s landing on 5/24 for a 1.5 day trip looking for bluefin. The crew said that the recent storm had pushed the fish away but the spotter plane had found some somewhere south, we headed there. We found a small school around 6 but didn’t bite , we look...
  205. Z

    Okuma PCH Custom Railrod

    For sale is a Okuma PCH Custom 741XXH heavy duty conventional fishing rod. This is a Railrod made for large fish, specifically Bluefin Tuna. Line rating is 60-100 pounds and is made for fishing the rail. The top grip is 18 inches long giving you optimal room for fishing the rail which is the...
  206. Rodney Marquez

    Offshore It was his first bluefin and it was triple digits!

    Hello anglers! I recently went to Fisherman's Landing, to see for myself, the report of a 135 lb bluefin tuna. Brought the BDoutdoors camera gear, and wanted to film the angler's story, what gear he used, and what boat he went on. I really wanted to capture the angler's "stoke". Previous...
  207. JakeFromStateFarm

    Bloodydecks Sponsored Extended 1.5 Day Trip

    Hey BD'ers we're running a sponsored trip on @Tomahawk Sportfishing June 5th-7th! We will be fishing offshore targeting tuna and yellowtail. The price of the ticket includes all your meals, bunks and Mexican fishing permits. No passport required. $395 If you haven't been on a trip with...
  208. ernieg

    Offshore Late Report: CLUBFISH Pacific Voyager charter Nov '18

    Edit: Some of these photos were taken by Robert and Rachel, so I do not have ownership of all photographs included. After a little bit of a long-term weather forecast scare, the trip was set to depart as scheduled on Thursday, November 15th, at 10 am. This trip last year was, well, epic...
  209. pitman

    Show your Bloody Deck

    BFT by Pitman posted Aug 12, 2015 at 7:03 PM
  210. Swampchicken

    Squish Jig Blow Out

    Since Okuma and Savage have parted ways, Okuma is blowing out their inventory of Savage items, including the new Magnum Squish Jigs. These are the 250-280 Gram size. Not a bad opportunity to stock up on bluefin weapons. And for $10.99-11.99 you can’t go wrong. If you aren’t familiar, these...
  211. Bendo Babe

    Blue Fever

    Blue fever on the Tribute! “Once you go BLUE you never go back!” My addiction to hunting these Pelagics are real it started 3 years ago when I caught my first 71lber on a plastic swimbait..caught two that year including a 91lber then the next year was truly an awesome year I caught 28 Bluefin 8...
  212. YouFARMEDItBro


  213. vinnie08

    ONE OPEN SPOT ON TBIRD 2day leaves tonight 10/3 9pm bluefin are biting!

    Last minute cancel one spot on the two day tonight at 9pm fishing tomorrow and Friday, bluefin are biting! $450
  214. vinnie08

    Offshore ONE SPOT O TBIRD 2 day leaves tonight 10/3 9pm bluefin are biting!

    Last minute cancel one spot on the two day tonight at 9pm fishing tomorrow and Friday, bluefin are biting! $450
  215. M

    Epic video of Giant Bluefin crashing halfbeaks (saurys) before taking a bait

    Check this video that out that we took on our cell phone last weekend fishing off the Massachusetts Coast. After breaking off two giant bluefin on spinning tackle, we decided to break out the heavy guns and drift some live mackerel on balloons. We setup in an area that where we had seen action...
  216. Swampchicken

    Fish Jerky- Super Easy Recipe

    I think I may have posted this in the wrong forum previously, but here is a super easy recipe for Bluefin Tuna jerky. I use the Big Chief electric smoker as well as a super simple marinade. For the full recipe details, please click here at...
  217. Swampchicken

    Now that you landed that big Bluefin, what to do?

    Well, the SoCal fishing is still on fire. Huge bluefin tuna coming over the rail daily. Yellowtail and dorado under paddies. Its the time of summer that we dream about. One question I get asked pretty often is what do I do with all of that fish. Here is a pretty simple recipe for fish jerky...
  218. M

    Bloodydecks Trip to PEI - WIN - Catch Giant Bluefin

    Hey Guys, our sweepstakes is almost over! Last chance to sign up for a chance to win a trip to Prince Edward Island and chase giant bluefin tuna. This is an all expense paid trip for you to fish with the Bloodydecks crew and go on a bucket list fishing trip. Our sponsors are also hooking up...
  219. Swampchicken

    Offshore Excel 3 Day Report Aug 2018

    Just got back from the Okuma Excel 3 Day trip on Friday. Fishing was tough and the boat stuck it out to try to get the big fish. With reports of lots of small fish down the coast, Capt Mike decided to go big and headed to Clemente. One passenger hooked one on the popper on a foamer on the way...
  220. Guideoutpost

    Need advice on serving bluefin tuna bellies

    Should I smoke it or serve it as sushi (toro)? These are huge slabs of meat from my 293 lb. BFT. 3 inches thick and could feed 10 people.
  221. Dave Hansen

    Bluefin on the Kite -

    To make this a reality, instead of just a dream, log onto If you follow our step by step video series on flying the kite, this could be you.
  222. guyster

    Rigging Flat Fall lures for Big Tuna

    Well I have probably rigged over 500 custom flat fall type lures so far this year and I always get asked “How do I rig my own lures”? I have access to all the hooks and swivel combinations in my inventory and this works for me. All the swivels are Heavy Duty Offshore swivels and the hooks are...
  223. mikerome98

    Phenix Axis / HAX 780XH

    I am looking to sale my mint condition Phenix Axis rod. Specs are as follows: HAX 780 XH / 7'8" Line wt. 30-80lbs. $200 For a faster response text me at (323) 702-5808
  224. marx88

    Offshore Catching bluefin under fire from Canadian warship

    Hi! I just wanted to share my story I was out there last week randomly fishing all over the place and I swear these guys shot right by my boat... it was really foggy but I heard a jet over head and 2 large explosions followed immediately by 2 bang bang and the boat jumped up so hard i almost...
  225. NonProphet

    Offshore 7/8 LJ to 220/178 - we got a couple

    Left the slip in MB at 530am but didn't get out of the bait line until 630ish. Headed a few miles out of LJ to score the easy tunas but there were none to be found. Quite a few boats had the same idea, but like us, ended up trolling/heading to the 178. 8am and the parking lot along with the...

    Offshore 1.5 Condor Sport fishing 6-16-18

    We took our boys out Father's day Weekend with my buddy Aaron from Lake Tahoe. There were 6 of us in our party, with 4 boys 16 to 20 years old. We left the docks at 7:00 pm. Stopped by the bait receiver for some health Sardines and we were on our way. My first time on this boat. It is...

    Condor 1.5 Day - 6.16.18

    We took our boys out Father's day Weekend with my buddy Aaron from Lake Tahoe. There were 6 of us in our party, with 4 boys 16 to 20 years old. We left the docks at 7:00 pm. Stopped by the bait receiver for some health Sardines and we were on our way. My first time on this boat. It is...
  228. aalbergo1587

    Brand New Talica 25II

    Brand new in box Shimano Talica 25II $500, price is firm. Call or text 310-733-0275. Perfect reel for the bluefin and $650 brand new at so this is a GREAT deal to say the least.
  229. J

    Open spots for charter

    I have open spots for a private charter on "Outer Limits" out of Seaforth Landing in San Diego. Going with a light load (16 anglers, boat holds 23). 2.5 day, $720 Meals included ~9pm Sunday July 22 to ~6am Wednesday July 25 2018 For more info contact Jay at (619) 948-8008 or [email protected]
  230. Tuggernuts

    Okuma Cruz popping rod

    i ordered an Okuma Cruz popping rod and received it today. It is perfect, never been used, but I ordered the MH and I’m thinking I want the H model instead. I paid about 155 for it. I plan on just returning it and getting the H model. If someone wants to make me an reasonable offer around...
  231. Whiskey Line

    Double Trouble Rig

    Hey all. Wanted to get some clarity on the double trouble rig. Any any input you guys have had/seen that produces fish regularly with success would be greatly appreciated. Can you please see below and let me know your thoughts? I have been looking into this online, and heard many variations...
  232. J

    Anyone bridle mackerel from a kite for bluefin in Southern CA?

    Went out last week for a trip down to the tuna grounds to try for the first bluefin of the year. As is typical with our beloved beasts, we found them and chummed them to the surface, only to strike out on getting any to bite. We even backed down to 15lb flouro leader to no avail. At any rate...

    Offshore New Lo An - Blown Out - Late Report 4-28-18

    Booked this 1.5 day trip in back in March with the hopes of a chance at some early season Bluefin. 2 weeks (New Moon) prior they had limits of Bluefin on the New lo An. With the trip being 1 day before the Full Moon we had hi hopes. Only 5 Days before we had heard from the Landing that there...
  234. 3AmigosSportfishing

    Custom Flying Fish Lures

    1. Single Flyer Unrigged $10 2. Single Flyer Rigged $15 3. Flyer with Machine Stinger $35 4. Cuatro Flyer Chain $60 ***Stingers are detachable so you can swap out if you choose*** Flyers are available in Blue, Chartreuse and Red in 8”. We also offer a 6” model in an Chameleon Purple/Blue...
  235. D

    Bluefin tuna rods

    Bluefin tuna
  236. carlsbadsurfer

    Offshore Oside-95 11/5 report Bluefin

    I typically fish out of San Diego or Mission Bay even tho O-Side is about 10 minutes from me but knew the bluefin were close to SCI and a 1.5 day on 11/4 was only $225 bucks out of O-Side. Trip filled up fast, 35 people on a 95 foot is not too bad so I stayed optimistic. Mixed group of both...
  237. Matthew Bennett

    Offshore 9/5 Ass kicking and a half and a PB

    Long time browser but a first time poster. Ever since I landed my first bluefin my goal has been to land a bft over 100lbs. With so many chances and so many fish nearing 100lbs it was finally my chance to break the barrier. With watching the reports over the weekend I knew this would be my best...
  238. panic

    STOP Fishing BlueFin Tuna off California????

    Saw a report this AM on FOX San Diego Channel 5 that Fishing for BlueFin Tuna is to be stopped because Federal Limits have been reached???? What is this about.. Is this for Commercial or Sport fishing? I did not think there was any FEDERAL LIMITS of Sport caught fish?? Does anyone know the what...
  239. Chris Pereira

    Spinfisher 6500ll vs 8500ll

    Im seeking a gear recommendation for my upcoming 2.5 day trip. I would like to take a popper/lure setup so I purchased a spinfisher 8500LL and paired it with a Ugly Stik Tiger 20-50lb (I'm still considered the Jigging Elite 50-100lb) as a budget setup. <$200 The 8500ll feels big and heavy and...
  240. Ready4TheYellow

    How to Custom Rig Glow Assualt Jigs for BFT

  241. Kings_of_Aces

    Offshore 131lbs Bluefin Tuna July 15th 43bank

    Obviously a late Report but I'm still excited on my personal best catch a 131.3 Pound Bluefin Tuna that I caught just North and inside of the 43 Bank back on Saturday July 15th when the Bluefin where as close to the coast all season! The day started off very slow trolling around from the 182...
  242. L

    3.5 Day Report (July 13-16) on the Success

    This is my first "report" on this forum, so I apologize for the length/format if it's not the norm. My brothers, a couple friends and I had booked a 3.5 day on The Success a while back, but due to many circumstances we didn't get to go until last week. We had a trip out of Puerto Vallarta...
  243. L

    3-4 Spots Available aboard "Success" 3.5 day trip -- true limited-load private charter (7/13-17)

    My brothers and I booked The Success for a private charter, wanting to take a few friends and have the whole boat to ourselves. A couple people had last-minute issues and can't make the trip. We've booked the whole boat, and 3-4 spots are available. Price is $1k plus $35 for permit and we...
  244. Promar

    Ahi USA Cedar Plug Giveaway

    Hey Everyone, In honor of launching our New Ahi USA Live Deception Cedar Plugs we put together this giveaway to give one lucky winner a chance to be one of the first to have these for this tuna season. Click on the link below to enter. Enter Here!!! Winner will receive...
  245. Speernfish

    FS- Bluefin Popping Setup-Diawa Saltiga 7000H-Dog Fight, Black Hole CapeCod 8'6 Nano

    Diawa Saltiga 7000H DF 9/10 condition. Perfect operation and well cared for. Some very minor rotor rash. Rinsed and oiled often, stored drag off. Used one trip to CXI, selling to fund new bow. 2010 Japan model. Can be serviced somewhat(lube/minor maint) stateside. Certain Repairs (not likely)...
  246. B

    Offshore Hunting Big Bluefin on the Prowler 4/30

    With the reports of all you can eat 100lb bluefin being caught on 3/4 day boats last week I decided to grab my rail rod and get on the Prowler out of Fisherman's Landing for an overnight on 4/29. From what I've heard and read these triple digit fish have been hanging around, willing to take the...
  247. Speernfish

    Diawa Saltiga Dogfight 7KH, Blackhole 86nano

    Both are nearly brand new. Diawa has a few trips and fish on it. Cape cod nano has one trip and 4-5 fish on it. Tiny lure rash on bottom eye epoxy, very minor boat rash on reel. Both in perfect condition and perfect function. Reel is JDM model and has 350yrds or new 100lb power pro. $800 for...
  248. baja bytes

    Bluefin again...grumpy weather forecast

    Baja Bytes Weekly Overview Friday, February 17, 2017 Gary Graham Que Pasa Down the Mexican Coast The biggest news this week was the catch of a 104-pound bluefin tuna caught by Alan on the Excel while returning from a long-range trip. The fish was reportedly caught off a spot of...
  249. wburdge

    Irons Gear & Tips! Help! 1st post too!

    Hey folks! Been lurking here for quite a while & figured I'd better ask for some help! Haven't seen my particular questions asked & I used the search bar ;) After much research I picked up a Lexa 400HD & Phenix Abyss 809 to toss irons. I got the Lexa for a steal & the rod fits in my car haha...
  250. H

    Bluefin Tuna Video

    Let me know what you think.
  251. Hueneme Rick

    Video Bluefin Tuna - San Clemente Island on the Searcher

    From a previous Trip on the Searcher, finally edited the clip. My boy Jason and I took turns filming each other.
  252. oc gabe

    Offshore Tuna Hunt--11/9

    Decided to run offshore in hopes of a last shot at some tuna. Finished the day inshore hunting for halibut. Here's the breakdown for each. Offshore: Left Dana point with some nice dines and headed in slick conditions to the 279-209-277. Epic weather. Only saw 2 boats all day and zero radio...
  253. marlineer84

    Fighting Chair

    Fighting chair and "plug in" aluminum pedestal. Off white upholstery with navy trim. Gimbal with standard leather trim. Manufactured by Skipjack Boats. Very similar to the Pompanette 100Q model. Quality stainless steel hardware. 2 position seat back for steering the chair position...or nap...
  254. D

    Offshore SCI bluefin on Sauerfish charter

    Decided to charter a 6 pak rather than fight 30 other guys on the cattle boat. Brought my wife, son, and a couple buddies. Sauerfish was recommended by Bloody Decks and they had an opening for an overnight fishing Sunday. Met Eric and crew and left Dana Landing 9pm Saturday night. Eric had...
  255. surg

    Offshore Epic Tuna fishing on the big bertram.

    It's been as good while since I post a report. This weekend was the best local trip we have been on as far as I can remember. I got to know these guys after installing three NSS12 Evo 2's with all the bells and whistles on their Bertram and it's been great fishing with them over the past...
  256. mrjjwiley

    Bluefin Tuna and Big Yellows at Catalina on the RTA

    Thats right... we landed a smaller size bluefin tuna today on the backside of the island and lost a few others. They were breezing and breaking and we just slid up on them and got bit. Other than that episode we found some quality yellowtail at a few different spots on the backside as well. We...
  257. oc gabe

    Offshore Bluefin Everywhere!!! Wide Open

    Well today was finally the day. Our day started by spotting a marlin about 6 miles out of dana point. We had no bait so rigged a troller with marlin lure....he bailed on us. We've been hunting for weeks and have caught one BFT before on spotty run and gun conditions. Today was different...


    Custom wrapped by Performance Tackle. Calstar Grafighter 90H with triple wrapped stainless guides. I paid $550 for it in February 16' It is in excellent condition and ready to fuck up anything that is on the other end. I need some extra money for a Panama trip that im going on next month...
  259. Melton Tackle

    Yummee Fly'n fish - Back In Stock!

    Original Yummee Fly'n Fish (Wings Out) are BACK IN STOCK!!! Very limited amounts, come get 'em before they're gone! Also available Bluefin Rigged...
  260. gunghosd

    Offshore Insane foamer action

    we found ourselves drifting into a huge foamer, and then the school engulfed us, the chove ran for cover under our boat and the tuna followed, NO we did not run the boil over, 80-200lbrs hitting the boat and almost jumping in....pretty cool day.
  261. M

    Offshore So close Yet so far

    Made my first solo trip today on our 17ft Invader. It seemed like EVERYONE was on the 43 today but I decided to just hit the 9 for paddies and maybe get lucky to find some boils. I went straight out from mission bay and started to work my way down. Got a late start but the conditions were...
  262. FishingFool55

    2.5 day Trip Aboard the Commander

    Please repost and share with your friends. Leaving this Friday!! Call the landing! Book online!!
  263. fishing29

    Avet MC Cast LX 4.6 For sale $200

    Extremely versitle reel. Ive casted surface irons for yellowtail with this reel, yo-yoed my arm off, dropper looped, and fly lined. Used for 1 season, Minor boat rash throughtout the red except the lower left side from my surface iron tremble hooks rubbing (we all know the mechanics on the...
  264. Fishingguy

    Offshore Bluefin Fever

    Fished earlier this week and was rewarded with bluefin tuna, yellowtail, and some bigger grade bonitos. Fishdope has been great in helping me with my trips and providing some great insight on whats going on out there. Chased yellows at the finger and headed off shore in the afternoon searching...
  265. The Dominator

    Bluefin Update-Dominator Report

    *The Tuna Tease* We targeted Bluefin on the last couple Trips and had to Realy Work for it. There's definitely not a lack of Fish just the usual Bluefin game... Limit style fishing turning into having to Finesse them. Either way we're Fired up to get back out on Em. Be sure to Bring a Good Fly...
  266. Fishingguy

    Offshore I'm back after 5 year Haitus, epic bluefin tuna fishing

    Some know me, some don't, but I've made a lot of great firends on this forum. My name is Billy Keleman and I'm a fishing addict. Long story short, I started a 6 pack a few years back called Spectra sportfishing but just couldn't make the numbers work and lost everything. It killed my love for...
  267. lips

    Bluefin in the Shop

    Had a school swim threw the shop today Keeping it Seasonal over here. "Charlie" 3D Bluefin Tuna 18 gauge steel Torch Colored and Bronze brazed eyes Clear Coated 38"Lx15"W Sold contact for info/shipping details or pick up/drop off Thanks for lookin Stay Salty
  268. The Dominator

    Dominator Trip Wednesday, 6th Sponsored by Jimy Jigs

    BFT We'll See You Soon!!! We've Upgraded our Fish Hold System with an additional larger compressor and chiller barrel! Our goal is to have the Highest quality Fish in the fleet come off our Boat! Also have some great things coming together in our galley along with an upgraded menu. We're...