I Hate to Do It, but.....

Discussion in 'Fishing Chit Chat' started by Wandering Blues, Apr 14, 2017.

  1. Wandering Blues

    Wandering Blues I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Living out of state and mostly traveling on the road now so I don't keep up on boats like I used to. We'll be working up in OR through the summer and the boss-lady suggested we drop down to San Diego before heading home to New Mexico so I can (hopefully) put some meat in the freezer.

    My timeline allows for 2.5 day trips on the following; Top Gun 80, Pacific Star, Constitution, and Ranger 85. I've fished the Pac Star and Ranger, both up north and down south, and have enjoyed them. It's been a few years, though. No experience on the other two. I'm leaning towards joining the Pac Star as they are pushing an ultra limited load of 20. I've fished 2.5's at 25 with them and thought 20 would be perfect. But I'm not committed.

    Any opinions and experiences appreciated. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Let em eat 74

    Let em eat 74 Well-Known "Member"

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    I've fished a 2.5 on both the Constitution and Ranger and I enjoyed both trips, but would choose the Constitution out of those two. I believe loads are kept to 23 on her for trips of that length, so it is roomy enough. For the record, I don't think there is a bad boat you listed. Have a great trip.
     
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  3. stripedbizzle

    stripedbizzle Member

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    Top gun. Air conditioned staterooms. Fishiest boat in the fleet
     
  4. freegaff2

    freegaff2 Well-Known "Member"

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    Top Gun is the only one listed I have fished, I would definitely fish it again. Pacific Queen and Islander are also on my go to list.
     
  5. wils

    wils lazy-ass well known "member"

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    Ive ridden 3 of the 4.

    TG 80. fishy boat. small staterooms (nice bunks. what else do you need?). comfortable lounge. good food. fishy boat. they'll burn fuel to find fish

    Ranger 85. fishy boat. big bunk rooms. comfortable lounge. good food. fishy boat. they'll burn fuel to find fish

    Pac Star. Good food.
     
  6. LEGENDS

    LEGENDS Yogi Bear

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    TopGun 80, nufff said.
    Good luck.
     
  7. mindbent

    mindbent Member

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    If you're talking about the Pacific Islander they're out of CISCOS in Oxnard, my favorite boat to the islands. Strait bunks no state rooms or AC. Great crew and Captain. Never had a bad trip.
     
  8. wils

    wils lazy-ass well known "member"

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    PS: limited loads are nice if the boat actually has intentions of burning fuel to find fish.
     
  9. wdlfbio

    wdlfbio Once you go Cat, you never go back

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    Just an out of the box idea. If you are gonna be in Oregon, why not grab an express charter for albacore. Depoe Bay, Garabaldi, Ilwaco have some amazing access to 20-35# albacore, with ilwaco offering live bait. Aug and Sept are often plug the boat full kinds of trips...assuming the weather is decent. Usually $400-$450 a seat on most boats.
     
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  10. Wandering Blues

    Wandering Blues I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    You know, I didn't even consider that. We will be camp hosting from May til Sept, so that could work. Jesus, it's been a loooooong time since I pulled on a long fin.
     
  11. wils

    wils lazy-ass well known "member"

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    Where abouts? Since you'll be up here for an extended period of time, you'll be able to stay in touch with the boats and watch the weather for a good window of opportunity once the fish move in.
     
  12. walkerman

    walkerman I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    The current episode of Stoked on Fishing is a tuna trip on the top gun 80
     
  13. fishkilr

    fishkilr on the water

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    If you go top gun leave your sensitivity at the dock..I like bob and Scott but many people cry about their direct tell it like it is attitude...
     

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