BFT Rentals

Discussion in 'Southern CA Sport Boat Trip Planning' started by duckgunner, Sep 26, 2018.

  1. duckgunner

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    BD,

    Headed out on a 1.5 day in a few weeks and might spend some of the trip at SCI targeting BFT. Our charter is out of H&M Landing, and they have Avet 2 spd with 100 lb braid for rent for $150 for the 1.5 day trip. Seems pricey to me, but much cheaper than buying a setup. Was wondering if there is a different rental solution out there I haven't heard of yet.

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    Jason in Encinitas
     
  2. NoLDR

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    WTF really 150? That is insane IMO. Best check with friends as that price is CRAZY.
     
  3. bob1825

    bob1825 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Wow, i heard one of the boats was charging those prices but didn't know it was the landings too. Might time to invest in a moderately priced set up. Three or four 1.5 trips rental would pay for itself.
     
  4. duckgunner

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    I've since found Anglers Choice which rents Tiagra 50s with 130# Spectra for $110 for a 1.5 day trip. Still seems high to me.
     
  5. mullet

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    When you consider that it probably costs $80 to $100 to fill with spectra
    it doesn't sound that unreasonable.
     
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  6. Hismosa

    Hismosa I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Buy a setup for 600-800, sell it after trip for same price. Spend that $150 on jigs/beer/filleting/etc.
     
  7. surfgoose

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    It sounds a bit high to me, too. But after thinking about it, with a bluefin-capable rod, it's close to a thousand dollar setup. The landings all rent barely over $100 value fishing setups to the day ticket folks for twenty bucks a day, so I guess that the percentage number is about the same. Maybe a lot of gear gets dropped overboard?

    One thing about it, that is a cow-capable rig. And while you MIGHT hook a cow, you are much more likely to be fighting a 40 to 100 or a little more. An awful lot of tuna in that size range are caught on gear that is designed for big yellowtail. What is the biggest gear that you have already, or that you can borrow from a good friend?
     
  8. duckgunner

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    I have 4 different setups up to 65# braid (Saltist 20 w/ 30#; Torium 16 w/50#; Trinidad TN40 w/65#; Spinfisher 7500 w/65#). I feel good for fish in the 40-100 pound range but if I happen to get a cow the last thing I want is tackle/gear failure.
     
  9. duckgunner

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    I think I would lose at least $100 on the resale. The more I think about it, the more renting a rig from Anglers Choice makes sense.
     
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  10. duckgunner

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    I'm also thinking I could respool the Trinidad 40 with 80# and a trolling rod. That might be a better use of $100. Thoughts?
     
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    You'd really be pushing it on a trini 40. A notch or 2 bigger with 2 speeds if you can swing it. Maybe wait til the day of and if it looks like a blufin trip bite the bullet and rent the gear
     
  12. SouthBayKiller

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    Confirm your trip is going to the island, if it is it’s probably worth the rent unless you are planning on doing it a bunch. If you are fishing offshore and not Clemente or other potential big bluefin zones, then you probably don’t need it.
     
  13. Fish Asassin

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    Do we know if the rental charges include insurance if the rig is lost or stolen?
     
  14. duckgunner

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    It does not. In addition to the $110 charge, the take a $1,000 deposit on my CC. The more I keep talking about this the less I want to do it.
     
  15. Fish Asassin

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    Ouch!
     
  16. SouthBayKiller

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    Only worth it if you are going to Clemente for sure, it would suck if it sat in the rack for no reason.
     
  17. DaBigOno

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    I rented a Talica 20 on a Calstar 770XXH for a $100 from Fisherman's Landing and was so glad I did when hooked up with a 220 lb BFT on 2.5 day trip.

    You may or may not get the chance to fish for BFT, but it's better to have and not need than to need and not have.
     
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  18. duckgunner

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    That is the reason for the post. If we are going to SCI because the 200+ pounders are still being landed, I want to be armed to the teeth.
     
  19. can

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    The trinidad 40 should hold as much line as the talica 20.
    Drag and 2 speed may be the deciding factor.
     
  20. Fishin_Buddy

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    I would hope your captain would rather put you on the meat instead of going fishing for unicorns. 1.5 days isn’t enough for a legitimate shot at the bluefin. Unless you are cool with watching someone else catch a fish. If you are on my boat, you will be going to the meat.
     

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