JRI / GETSOME Vagabond 3day report.

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  1. Johnny J

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    Arrived at the landing and had to change into shorts and flops. Capt. Mike was correct in saying we would have some great weather. We left the harbor around 4 with a nice mix of dines and macs. Jerry made sure there were plenty of giveaways. Shirts and 3 pack of jigs for all (with the new Stinger Jig headlining the bunch), along with Getsome lube. A big thanks to 5 Star and Anglers Choice for providing a ton of other prizes to raffle off.

    Mike came down and filled us in on the plan to run to Colenet as the fish have been willing to play there. We arrived at before gray light and started the game. Everybody was having great success with the jigs. There where a few caught on the dropper as well. The yellows were more than willing to play along with some good size lungs in the mix.

    The second day was to be spent in the same area. The yellows continued to chew and the bottom critters bit much better this day. I finally figured out how to fish again as the first day I was have trouble getting my gear in front of the fish. The Reds were nice and big if you could hold your lips right.

    Jerry and Paublo did a nice job of working the Ninja blender (some guys were saying they were the best margaritas they have had). The food was awesome as always with the homemade soups and salad dressings not to mention the special made buns for the Vagabond Burger. Craig and GB were at the top of there game in the galley. Mike, Gogo and the rest of the crew were the usual awesome group. Jerry knows how to make a trip fun and the fishing was excellent too.
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  2. rick Jackson

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    Great info/pic's! Gotta' get on that boat this year.....:jig:
     
  3. Johnny J

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    Vagabond is great operation. Checkout the JRI 3 day in August if you can.
     
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  4. Simon Bon Bowery

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    Sweet report Pool Guy!

    Wish I was there with you guy's...
     
  5. Slater

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    Great grade of fish fellas!
     
  6. terryc.

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    Thanks Johnny and Jerry, What a blast everything was perfect from the hosts, the weather, crew, captain not to mention great fishing. And these Jigs work great my buddy Craig got 10 yellows on his new Stinger and managed to not lose it.
     
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  7. poncherello

    poncherello I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    A pleasure fishing with you and Craig. Overall a great trip for everyone. The weather was as perfect can be. Flat, lake like conditions with little wind. A huge thank you to the crew of the Vagabond and Capt. Mike Lackey.

    The food was delicious. I'm a pretty simple guy and requested for them to serve burgers for lunch. They had special buns made for us and the hamburger patties weighed over half a pound. I was worried if people would complain of burgers being served, but everyone was blown away. Thanks to GB and Craig the cooks.

    Fishing conditions were not wide open, but steady throughout the day. The majority of the fish were caught on the yoyo jigs and on the dropper loop. We lost a lot of jigs to the rocks. If you are not in the rocky structure, you're in the wrong place. Thank goodness I had extra jigs on hand for the "Bucket O' Jigs". I kept on replenishing the bucket with yoyo jigs.

    John posted the pics, but here are a couple more on the weather and food.

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  8. DOGHOUSE26

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    Nothing better than wolfing down a Party Boat Cheeseburger after cranking on a few Yellows!
    Thanks for the awesome Report and Pics!
     
  9. Johnny J

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    Did I mention the load of 23. Homemade jams and jellies.
     
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  10. walkerman

    walkerman I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Is that jig on the left the Jri version of scrambled egg? It seems more yellow brown in the middle than others, which are much more white in the middle. I like it.
    I wish anglers choice had more images of the different color patterns.
     
  11. @-EZ

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    Looks like fun. Congrats and thanks for the report.
     
  12. MikeyLikesIt

    MikeyLikesIt did you say F I S H I N G ???

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    yup. SO glad I jumped on this trip.....

    I borrowed a JRI jig from some pool guy. It was the "lucky jig" Saturday morning....until disaster struck.....and I lost it. :(

    I grabbed a jig from the generous jig pack that Jerry provided all the tanglers, and proceeded to hook, and mostly land, a few more of them. :)

    Great group on a great boat with a great Sponsor. Don't get much better.

    :D
     
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  13. Johnny J

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    That is a JRI 3 surface iron. The jig Mikey is referring to was a JJ3 in green and yellow.
     
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  14. walkerman

    walkerman I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I was referring more to the color than the model. It looks like a scrambled egg pattern, but it seems that the middle is more yellow-brown than white, as are most scrambled egg jigs. Or, is if just the lighting? I like the color the way it looks.
     
  15. Johnny J

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    The color shifting paints and pearls are one of the unique features that separate JRI from the other jig manufactures. Style and materials also play a major part or product line.
     
  16. walkerman

    walkerman I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I agree. I especially like how the small yo yo jig is brass, and much heavier than the 6x juniors. I just wish they were sold up here in Ventura. When I go to San Diego for my trips, Anglers Choice is usually sold out. And most of the jigs do not have images, so you cannot see what you are going to get. Which brings me to my original question...in the picture in the first post of the three jigs, is the one on the left the scrambled egg pattern?
     
  17. talltales

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    This years trip was a little on the tough side, but we managed to put together a great trip. The fish seem to have wanted a fast moving jig so the 7:1 reel I was using really worked out well. Thanks to Jerry and John for all of the giveaways and product support.
     
  18. Johnny J

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    image.jpg Yes the patten is scramble egg. There is a hint of white in the center.
     
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    Damn, I was so close but yet so far--I had already promised the wife to go with her on a 3 day "cruise" to Ensenada last weekend. I was bored and was constantly thinking of you guys; glad that you had a good trip.

    And regardless of the cost or fanciness--there's very little better than a great cheeseburger!
     
  20. walkerman

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    Fishing boat cheeseburgers are amongst the best in the world. Maybe it is the fresh air and exercise. Maybe it is smelling the burgers and onions cooking....whatever it is, sport boat burgers are some good eats.
     

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