Leaving on Shogun 8 day 6/11

Discussion in 'San Diego Long Range fishing Reports' started by IronMikeAC, Jun 9, 2016.

  1. IronMikeAC

    IronMikeAC Well-Known "Member"

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    Heading out on the Penn sponsored 8 day this Saturday. I'm always stressed pre-trip getting all my business and family stuff taken care of, and getting my tackle ready.

    Lets see now...there's 50-200 BFT local, big YT and WSB down the coast, and YFT and grouper on the ridge and maybe an occasional Hoo. Sounds like a great time to go to me? Given the range of species and sizes, I'm basically packing almost everything that I own from 20 lb to 100 lb. I've added a popper rig for big BFT though no one is quite what that ideal set up look like. These variety trips are a bitch :).

    See you at the docks.

    IM
     
  2. bob1825

    bob1825 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I'm leaving July 1 on a 3 day and I've packed for rockfish to giant tuna too! Amazing to need to bring the heavy LR gear on a 3 day trip! Good luck and look forward to hearing about your trip.
     
  3. todd alvarado

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    im on that trip also mike see you down there
     
  4. egarratt

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    "Lets see now...there's 50-200 BFT local, big YT and WSB down the coast, and YFT and grouper on the ridge and maybe an occasional Hoo. Sounds like a great time to go to me? Given the range of species and sizes, I'm basically packing almost everything that I own from 20 lb to 100 lb. I've added a popper rig for big BFT though no one is quite what that ideal set up look like. These variety trips are a bitch :)."

    So what is the setup for these big BFT's? If I'm soaking a big sardine, an Avet LX Raptor should work, but slinging a Popper what type of reel should I have with me on a 2-5 day trip right now. And I likely ain't buying a Stella 12000 right now.
     
  5. bluewaterbum

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    Try a Saragosa 10k
     
  6. IronMikeAC

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    My popper rig is a JX raptor filled with 65 lb spectra to 3 feet of 80 lb fluro on a Ulua Super Seeker (9'3"). The HX is probably better but I cant cast it as far. We'll see.
     
  7. scottyp75

    scottyp75 Newbie

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    Good luck on your trip. Sorry to hijack your thread but was wondering if you thought that a Saragosa 25k is to big to take along for use with poppers.
    Thanks, Scott.
     
  8. IronMikeAC

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    Its worth a shot. 40+ lbs of drag right? Issue will be line capacity and leverage at the rail particlaurly on the real big models above 100 or 200 lbs. It solves the casting problem anyway.
     
  9. chef tom

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    For the money saragosa is the way to go on the popping situation out there if you don't have the 1200 $ for a stella. But also you want a quality popping rod.
    I invested in two saragosas and two blackhole rods in the last year and they a are paying off.
     
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    Good luck on your trip man sounds like a blast. I'm goin in August on a RP 8 day, can't wait. I think it's around 40 in the drag and I've got it on a 50-100 terez popping rod.
     
  11. bparker1225

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    Cool Mike have a great trip! Catch a big bft.
     
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    vegasandre I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Good Luck Mike < have a great trip!
     
  13. IronMikeAC

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    [QUOTE="I invested in two saragosas and two blackhole rods in the last year and they a are paying off.[/QUOTE]


    Curious. What do you mean "paying off". Have you caught some big BFT this year with these set ups?
     
  14. Steve K

    Steve K Hey, I'm gettin' bit...

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    On the Angler right now, wrapping it up. Fooling around at Cedros trying for Halibut with no breeze for a drift. We had small Yellowfin on the way down at Hippolito and excellent Yellowtail, pretty good Yellowfin on the 13.

    Sunday we 8 finish up trying for Bluefin. For the Yellowfin on the Ridge, use smaller light wire hooks and 25-30 lb. Yellows on flyline and YoYo. Some on the dropper loop, not my favorite.

    Good luck.
     
  15. backlashjack

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    I'm leaving that same day. same issues, taking the garage
     
  16. IronMikeAC

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    Thanks Steve. GREAT INFO.
    good luck on the bft. Maybe see you tomorrow.
     
  17. bbuck

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    It's your money, but I wouldn't spend a lot on a popper outfit unless your fishing off a skiff. I just returned from an 8 day and can report that the big boats cannot get on top of these fish. The deck hands were in the bow and throwing poppers about as far as is possible, and they weren't coming close. Your best bet is to drop a bait on the slide with a 5 or 6 oz. torpedo sinker and get below everyone else. 40# fluorocarbon has been the ticket but of course you won't land the big ones with that.
     

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