Freelance Newport 3/4 day advice?

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  1. rmojica33

    rmojica33 Member

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    Bought a couple of amazon local 1/2 off tickets and will be using them on Sunday.

    Called in to book my reservation and it will be a full boat. Also was told that they extend the trip on the weekends to 12 hours, so with an $8 fuel surcharge and an additional $7 for the "extended weekend trip" it was an additional $31 for the two tickets... not a big deal, but those fuel surcharges and surprise "extensions" are a bit annoying. I've been checking the fish counts and it looks like they've been strictly fishing the bottom.

    Anyone have tips or advice for me? Should I bring frozen squid? I'll be bringing the fiance on the trip and just want to reel a few up.

    Cheers.
     
  2. riceman1011

    riceman1011 Newbie

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    My tip is to wait until it is not a full boat and go on a weekend. With a full boat they will be strictly bottom fishing. I can't stand fishing with 90 people.

    $0.02
     
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  3. magnus927

    magnus927 Newbie

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    Patience is going to be the key and fish at the bow a lot less people

    Good luck out there
     
  4. makairaa

    makairaa I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    The boat will have over 90 people on it. Even the bow will be crowded. My suggestion. Order a burger and sit back and watch the chaos
     
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  5. rmojica33

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    haha I love the positive attitudes... unfortunately with the amazon local deal being offered, every weekend for the foreseeable future will be slammed.
     
  6. drumford

    drumford gotta go babe!

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    THIS IS WHY YOU DON'T GO WITH THE COUPON/GROUPON'S!!!!!!!! Don't make your fiance' sit through that shit!!! It will lead to never fishing together again................. or the "D" word!!!! TRUST US!!!!!!!!
     
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  7. luckyfisher7

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    Don't do it. That sounds like a nightmare. Save your money and go to San Diego, or rent one of the bay skiffs out of Davey's Locker.
     
  8. rmojica33

    rmojica33 Member

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    haha fellas,doom gloom aside, it's booked. So any positive advice would be appreciated.
     
  9. sitonmyface

    sitonmyface SEXNOW

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    If they really put 90 people on that boat stay the eff away. Sounds like a shit show.
     
  10. jer dog

    jer dog Fishing is life

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    get there early and get in line, on the right side of the building with your gear ,then later one person go and get your boarding passes, then when you board go and put your rod,s in the stern first, and tying them with a rag to mark your spot leave your rag tyed up all day to keep your spot, when you go fore bait leave your rod at the rail, that,s how I do it , if your lucky the jack pot are good to get in to,
     
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  11. sand junky

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    just roll with the punches and don't take this trip too seriously...
    if they want you to buy squid... they'll prob let you know when you check in... i've never took-off from this landing (or ever go on a cattle boat with 90+ people) but the last time out of hell-grins (many moons ago)... that's the way they've operated.

    good luck! have fun!
     
  12. FOXINONE

    FOXINONE Its Fishin Time

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    All tangled lines and no space. Birds on hooks and seals taking bait doesn't sound like fun. Hope you and your fiancé catch some fish though.
     
  13. stevefwolfe

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    Drink A LOT of beer and watch the show. :cheers:
    The fishing will be tough but the other people on board will provide some good entertainment.
     
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  14. gnehekul

    gnehekul I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    wait for the second tangle before dropping your line
     
  15. finishright

    finishright Well-Known "Member"

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    X2
     
  16. salty brain

    salty brain Nothing but salt between the ears

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    Hes right dont put her in that mess she hate it ! put the trip off both of you arrange a day off mid week( sick days are for fishing season ) then go much better. Then tell her before she says the hell with fishing,give san diego a try make a weekend out of it fish one day hang out and see the sights the other day.
     
  17. plj46

    plj46 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    You have been getting positive advice !
     
  18. socal_matt

    socal_matt Yakker

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    Have fun! Take lots of pics, especially of the people. A full boat like that is great for people watching. If you want to avoid tangles, I would fish on the bow and have fun watching everyone else flounder about. Just don't get tangled with the anchor if you do that.
     
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  19. mrteddyfresh

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    If you got it bring long, like 9' rods, pick a spot all the way on the bow, wait for everyone to drop and then underhand your shit like 20 yards up-swell away from everyone's mess. Hand that setup to your fiance and cast her rod. When she brings up a fish, take it off the hook for her, hand her the rod your holding and put the fish in the sack or give it to the one deck hand on the boat and rebait the one she was using. If by the time you finished that and she is bringing another one up, repeat the previous step. Also make sure shes got a Lindsey Lohan supply of seasick pills in her gut. You have to be like the valet, bellhop and housekeeping maid all in one. While you may not have a problem grabbing squid parts out of a bucket, she might.

    My wife likes to fish until noon and then have lunch and read a book. If your chick is not that into it dont force the issue. Also seasick pills or she is going to hate you forever, which if she agreed to marry you shes probably going to get there sooner rather than later. LOL.

    All joking aside fishing, like sex, was not meant to be enjoyed with 90 people regardless, under any condition. Use alot of weight to prevent scope in the line, like 10+ oz, depending on conditions. I would bring a buddy and table the fiance thing until another opportunity came up.

    I went on the Cobra out of CISCOs in oxnard with my wife and my parents a month ago, max load twelve people, fishing santa cruz island. While it is a tiny boat, we had a great time, easy limits for all by 11am, went in shallow for C&R rockfish and C&F on lingcod and cabezon. Great quality too. She had alot of fun whale, dolphin, bird and unfortunately a little sealion:mad: watching.

    Good luck and post a report on how it went when your done.
     
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  20. lkatdpelicanfly

    lkatdpelicanfly Lizard Fish Slayer

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    They should have plenty of frozen squid....more likely they won't have enough or any fin bait...if i was going to bring anything it would be a bag of frozen anchovies to differentiate your offering from everyone else fishing frozen strip squid. Hate to say it but the extended hours is probably necessary because that boat tends to go super slow....even slower with those 90 people on the boat. The extra time will also be necessary to process all the coupon..groupon first time users buying day licenses and renting rods...you'll probably be lucky if you are leaving ONLY an hour later than scheduled. I agree with all who said scrap bringing your GF on the boat and bring a buddy instead. Better to take your gf on a limited load boat.
     
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