2018 EXCEL PHENIX TRIP—A TAIL OF LOSS

Discussion in 'San Diego Long Range fishing Reports' started by NaplesJohn, Oct 6, 2018.

  1. King Halibut

    King Halibut BigBoy

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    Excel does have their “Lupe” permit, I leave on the 21st!

    Great write up, hopefully the storms will be a thing of the past by the time we get there.

    KH
     
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  2. vegasandre

    vegasandre I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Great report John! We haven't had such a detailed report on here in a long while. I miss them. Hopefully maybe you inspired others to write reports/stories.
    thank you
     
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  3. cchris

    cchris Member

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    One question I have : when you said “ tail” in your title was it an auto-correct mistake? I think you meant to say “tale”
     
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  4. hucklongfin

    hucklongfin Deep release specialist

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    Ryan had some bad spectra on his reels. He also lost poppers on consecutive casts!

    I didn’t find that standard poppers like Halcos were working this trip. I did get 3 on a Heru Skipjack and 3 on a Nomad Riptide. Skipping a jig worked well too! Just straight winding the Skipjack produces an effect like skip jigging but is much easier to do.
     
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2018
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  5. NaplesJohn

    NaplesJohn Never Forget 343

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    Intentionally swapped the word...
     
  6. NaplesJohn

    NaplesJohn Never Forget 343

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    I really miss seeing other actual trip reports...funny how they died out. There used to be a few guys that took the time...now not so much. Not counting on a resurgence though. I'll write more if someone wants to pay for my trips
     
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  7. kevina

    kevina I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I'm surprised you even caught any fish with all the work you put into the write up. GREAT REPORT!!!!
     
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  8. Bad Bart

    Bad Bart Newbie

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    John...ill pay for your next trip . If you go carp fishing ......
     
  9. mike atkins

    mike atkins Newbie

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    Great report as usual John. Can't wait for our next trip with all my great friends.
     
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  10. RockHopperNCKA

    RockHopperNCKA Well-Known "Member"

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    Good to know about the skipjack. Thanks!
     
  11. Anglewood

    Anglewood Up to no good...

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    Thanks for writing a great report, no matter what, through all of the ups and downs we are all still incredibly lucky to be able to enjoy the San Diego Long Range Fishery.

    -Connor
     
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  12. Pangamaster

    Pangamaster Cow Town Here I come!

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    Hey John,
    Great report! I had a blast watching you and Ed cast your long rods. You guys were amazing. It was definitely a tough trip as things were never really wide open. Like you ...I have plenty of fish to last the year and I am thankful for that. But next time the fish really decide to bite I am going for some revenge. Lots of great characters on this trip. To me the passengers were the best part of this trip.
     
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  13. sierraed

    sierraed Long rods and big boats

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    Dave, enjoyed sharing the pointy end with you and you’re certainly got in your licks with the jig. I probably asked you 30 times is that a “light or heavy,” and you never tired of the question. We’re changing it up in 2019 so I hope you’ll consider joining us on another 10 day adventure.
     
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  14. Pangamaster

    Pangamaster Cow Town Here I come!

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    Hey Ed, keep me in the loop! I know you guys are on some waiting lists for next year. FYI...I was taking notes...what rods, what reels you guys were using..Kind of like a stalker......I need to modernize.... I also watched how often you changed your jigs....Those little clip things came in handy. Always learning something!
     
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  15. Bill W

    Bill W tunaholic

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    Hi John...
    I see Nick as a crew member. The Excel just got a heck of a crew member there...
     
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  16. sierraed

    sierraed Long rods and big boats

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    We need to chat. I stopped fishing for 20 years and an entire generation of tackle passed me by, then I modernized after trying to upgrade my old stuff. A bad and expensive detour. Should have started fresh with Tinidad A’s and Talicas.
     
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2018
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  17. Smiler1958

    Smiler1958 Newbie

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    Absolutely great report
     
  18. dctalk523

    dctalk523 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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  19. FishermanRic

    FishermanRic Newbie

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    Thanks for the great report John, you really captured the trip in detail. Looking forward to next year!
     
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2018
  20. Steve K

    Steve K Hey, I'm gettin' bit...

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    Sorry, Bill, don’t recognize Nick. Where should we know him from, previous boat?
     

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