Cedros Sportfishing

Ripnsumlip

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Jul 8, 2007
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Paul
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Edgewater 265CC
Hello all,

First time going to Cedro's Island. I'm going on the "Let's Talk Hookup trip " August 5th thru the 9th". I'm pretty stoked. Any additional suggestions on what to take down there and what to look forward to, would be greatly appreciated. Also, any do's and don'ts you have learned from you're experiences would be greatly appreciated. I haven't decided if I'm going to take 3 or 4 rods/reels. Trying my best to keep under the weight limit.

Thank you in advance,
Paul
 
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reel man

Common sense
Dec 31, 2004
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Jerry
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Spirit of Adventure
Hello all,

First time going to Cedro's Island. I'm going on the "Let's Talk Hookup trip " August 5th thru the 9th". I'm pretty stoked. Any additional suggestions on what to take down there and what to look forward to, would be greatly appreciated. Also, any do's and don'ts you have learned from you're experiences would be greatly appreciated. I haven't decided if I'm going to take 3 or 4 rods/reels. Trying my best to keep under the weight limit.

Thank you in advance,
Paul
Stay with 3 rods, panga's have limited rod holders
 
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Ripnsumlip

Hooooook upppppp!!!!
Jul 8, 2007
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Paul
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Edgewater 265CC
How much do you tip your Panga captain per day?
I'm hearing $40/per angler for full day and $ 20.00/ per angler for a 1/2 day of fishing as a rule of thumb. Does that sound about right ?
 

azbaseball

Member
Apr 2, 2007
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la mesa ca
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mike de vito
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20ft nitro
How much do you tip your Panga captain per day?
I'm hearing $40/per angler for full day and $ 20.00/ per angler for a 1/2 day of fishing as a rule of thumb. Does that sound about right ?
Are you asking what to tip or the surcharge to fish the panga. I always tip based on captains performance. Not the number of fish or the size of fish but how well did he work to get me a chance to fish. Was he friendly, knowledgeable did he bust he butt to get us on the fish or was he a drift and smoke type guy. You are fairly sure that you are getting a good captain and will be on fish. What is the difference to you between 40 and 50 dollars. Well to the captain it is huge. Make sure you bring enough extra cash to spread it around. they will show you their appreciation in how hard they will work to please you. Same with the ladies cooking and serving you beer and dinner.
 

Ripnsumlip

Hooooook upppppp!!!!
Jul 8, 2007
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Paul
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Edgewater 265CC
Are you asking what to tip or the surcharge to fish the panga. I always tip based on captains performance. Not the number of fish or the size of fish but how well did he work to get me a chance to fish. Was he friendly, knowledgeable did he bust he butt to get us on the fish or was he a drift and smoke type guy. You are fairly sure that you are getting a good captain and will be on fish. What is the difference to you between 40 and 50 dollars. Well to the captain it is huge. Make sure you bring enough extra cash to spread it around. they will show you their appreciation in how hard they will work to please you. Same with the ladies cooking and serving you beer and dinner.
You answered my question perfectly. Thank you for your response.
 

DOGHOUSE26

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Feb 22, 2004
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jeff meeker
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26 Blackman Billfisher
Recently I gave my Captain $200 for 2 guys for 2.5 days of fishing and he was happy. He became even happier when I offered the irons we caught our fish on and anything else he wanted from my tackle box; he picked 25 yard spools of 40 & 50# Seaguar Floro.
 

lukas87

Newbie
Dec 18, 2011
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fallbrook
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Lukas
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none
Recently I gave my Captain $200 for 2 guys for 2.5 days of fishing and he was happy. He became even happier when I offered the irons we caught our fish on and anything else he wanted from my tackle box; he picked 25 yard spools of 40 & 50# Seaguar Floro.
They love it when you give them rapalas or line or any other gear. They're paying double what we paying almost double of what we pay up here for their stuff from what I understand. We'd tip $70 a day for the panga and left some tackle with him at the end of the trip. I figure its about $350 for a panga elsewhere so 20% of that is 70.
 
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Ripnsumlip

Hooooook upppppp!!!!
Jul 8, 2007
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Paul
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Edgewater 265CC
Recently I gave my Captain $200 for 2 guys for 2.5 days of fishing and he was happy. He became even happier when I offered the irons we caught our fish on and anything else he wanted from my tackle box; he picked 25 yard spools of 40 & 50# Seaguar Floro.
Thank you for your response, Jeff.
 

Ripnsumlip

Hooooook upppppp!!!!
Jul 8, 2007
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Paul
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Edgewater 265CC
They love it when you give them rapalas or line or any other gear. They're paying double what we paying almost double of what we pay up here for their stuff from what I understand. We'd tip $70 a day for the panga and left some tackle with him at the end of the trip. I figure its about $350 for a panga elsewhere so 20% of that is 70.
Lucas, I appreciate your response...
 

surfgoose

active geezer
Jul 29, 2010
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Gary
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whichever has the longest bunk
The thing that I will suggest is not about fishing gear, but about remembering HOW you will be fishing. You will be sitting down in an open panga during the heat of the day. I see a lot of guys wear shorts or short fishing pants. I did that once, and forgot to heavily goop my legs with sunblock. My ankles got cherry red before I noticed, and the next day I could hardly walk. So take and use sunblock! I wear long fishing pants now, but still hit my ankles good.

I also bought and take a break-down gaff when I go out in Mexico. I was on a panga once when I fought and brought to the boatside the biggest dorado of my life, easily 60# and more, and when the pangero stuck it with his gaff it went vertical like a polaris missile, broke off and bounded over the sea. Lost. And there we were, twenty miles out at sea with no gaff. I have never needed it since, but it always makes me feel good to have it on the panga.
 
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Ripnsumlip

Hooooook upppppp!!!!
Jul 8, 2007
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Paul
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Edgewater 265CC
The thing that I will suggest is not about fishing gear, but about remembering HOW you will be fishing. You will be sitting down in an open panga during the heat of the day. I see a lot of guys wear shorts or short fishing pants. I did that once, and forgot to heavily goop my legs with sunblock. My ankles got cherry red before I noticed, and the next day I could hardly walk. So take and use sunblock! I wear long fishing pants now, but still hit my ankles good.

I also bought and take a break-down gaff when I go out in Mexico. I was on a panga once when I fought and brought to the boatside the biggest dorado of my life, easily 60# and more, and when the pangero stuck it with his gaff it went vertical like a polaris missile, broke off and bounded over the sea. Lost. And there we were, twenty miles out at sea with no gaff. I have never needed it since, but it always makes me feel good to have it on the panga.
Hi Gary. Definitely great advice. I appreciate it. Sorry you lost the Dorado. That's happened a time or two with me.
 

hucklongfin

Deep release specialist
Jul 3, 2003
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MarkT
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Blazer Bay 1860
If you’re going to troll Rapalas or an equivalent take extra hooks and split rings. I’ve had to replace ones that YT ripped off mid-session.