EAST CAPE-PROPER SETUPS?

Mar 27, 2005
52
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RIALTO CA.
Name
Dave
Boat
JUST SOLD HER!
HEY GUYS,

THE DATES ARE ALREADY SET (JUNE 25TH -JUNE 30TH). I JUST NEED TO KNOW WHAT RIGS I SHOULD TAKE (RODS, REELS, TERMINAL TACKLE, ETC.) I HAVE ALOT OF STUFF, I JUST DON'T WANT TO TAKE IT ALL!

IF ANYONE CAN SHED A LITTLE LIGHT ON MY SITUATION IT WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.

HERES WHAT I HAVE:

RODS:

CALSTAR:

900XL 10-25 LB. TEST
800XL 10-25
900L 15-30
700M 20-50
765L 30-80
700XH 40-100
765H 50-120
765H 50-120
900M 20-40
GR760XH 60-UNLIMITED.

GRAPHITE USA:

70 PREDATOR 40-60
85 MEGA MAG 20-40
85 MONSTER MAG 30-60

REELS:

DAIWA:

SALTIGA'S

3O 30 LB. TEST
30 40
50 50
50 60
SEALINE SLD 20 II, 2 SPEED 40 LB. TEST

AVET:

MXL 6/4 2 SPEED
JX 6/3 2 SPEED 40 LB. TEST
LX 6/3 2 SPEED 50 LB. TEST
PRO EXW 30/2 2 SPEED 100 LB. TEST
PRO EX 50/2 SDS 130 LB. TEST

I ALSO HAVE SOME HIGH END BIG TUNA REELS FROM SHIMANO AND PENN, DO YOU THINK I'LL NEED EM?

STRAIGHTUP!
 
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marvista man

Member
Sep 16, 2004
261
43
Rancho Santa Margarita
Name
Steve
Boat
Pursuit 2350 W/A, Phoenix 32 Tournament
Dave, I think you should be aware that the time of year you're going you are likely looking at: striped marlin 90-160 lbs. A nice 30-40 lb rig is perfect for baiting tailers or dropping back. Yellowfin Tuna 15-100 lbs and usually 15-35 lbs. I use 20-30 lb rigs. Rooster fish 10-50 lbs. 30-40 lb rig. Dorado 10-60 lbs. 30-40 lb rig. Reef fish/beach fish 2-25 lbs. I like a 20 lb rig that I can cast well.

Don't bother with big game tackle because the boats will have gear for trolling and most likely most of the fish you'll be catching with be under 40 lbs.

The place is very cool but don't get your sights set too high on the quality of the fish it's more the quality of the experiance.

Good luck,

Steve
 
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Mar 31, 2004
835
21
Yucaipa, CA/La Paz, BCS
Name
Alan
Boat
Parker 2310 WA - Cortez Dreamer
At the end of June you often have a shot at a big Blue but as has been mentioned the boat all have trolling rigs but most likely only a few 6/0's. If you want 2 speeds you might have to bring your own. It just depends on the boat.

I would say that 700M with 40# will end up being your go to rig. I have caught Dorado to 50# and Roosters to 60# at that time of year as well as a 300# Blue.

I would probably leave those XL's at home unless you are going to play in the surf. A decent selection in 20-40# should easily get you by.
 
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FishyAl

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Jul 3, 2005
14
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83
Escondido,CA
Name
Al Ardale
Boat
None
Dave, I read your request for info on an East Cape trip the last of June and you should contact Jerry Hall at ([email protected]) directly for all your info. He takes groups to Palmas, Playa Del Sol Rancho Leonaro & Punta Colorada and includes mini tournament & prizes and $$$ when he hosts a trip. He has some dates already scheduled but can package you a deal at any place for your trip at his bargin rates due to his very long standing with the Van Wormer Family. I am a 10 year customer and go twice a year. Check out the website for sure! Fishwithme.com...Fishy Al

 
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FishyAl

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Jul 3, 2005
14
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83
Escondido,CA
Name
Al Ardale
Boat
None
Dave: I only take two reels> A TLD 30, 2 speed with 50# P line & backed with spectra and 3 ft of fluorocarbon leader on the top and my AVET 30# fast retrieve. I take 1 two piece 7 1/2 rod with me that fits in the overhead. This I use for Tuna and Dorado and I asked the crew to switch out their old senator with my 2 speed to be use for the pitchout to the the bill fish.

The other very important piece of any trip is which boat and how good is the captain/mate in fishing for what you wan to fish for and not what they can catch and go home early. Establish your preferences as you get under way. Making good bait is a key for the bilfish and will cost $20-$25 per day. Lures bring then in(and they should change them out 3 times a trip) but they want to taste juicy fresh bait.

Have your catch filleted, smoked and vacuum packed for easy transport in your cooler at the SMOKEHOUSE. They are there at the docks to take your catch to process. Hope this helps a little FISHY AL
 
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brokenseal

I'm not surprised MFrs
Sep 9, 2005
776
71
Dana Point
Name
Matt
Boat
67 Silverline
I agree w/ most of above.No need for big game reels, Most super cruisers are well equipt.Bring your LX2SPD for drop back live bait on the bill fish.And it would work great for gruoper,pargo and bottom fish that try to rock you. 20 and 30#w/ floro leader is all we used flylineing.Trolling inshore w/ the 30 also for roosters and Dodos.700M w/ saltiga30T was the go to. Rude Baby (great panga)at Palmas are boat killing more than any cruiser.Bring lots of freezer ziplocks and use the smokehouse ONLY for smokeing pay your boat extra $ to fillet and use the hotels freezer.You could check on your catch whenever you wish. I would bring a vacumm sealer next time. Try Quadmans rentals for ATVs when your not fishing and try to find the waterfall its alot of fun. You can also take the quads or rino to surf fish down the beach near the lighthouse/ Rancho area.Bring light tackle 8-12# spinning for the surf.
 
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