long rod storage on the chief

Discussion in 'Southern CA Private Boater Offshore Trip Planning' started by soulwinner, Jun 8, 2016.

  1. soulwinner

    soulwinner jeremiah 9:23,24

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    im going on a 2.5 day on the chief leaving the 9th after looking at some youtube vids it looks like no place to put 9-10ft jig sticks
    anyone familiar with this boat. also any other particular useful info would be helpfull.

    Dont want to bring em if I cant store them anywhere thanks...
     
  2. bullyo

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    I was just on there a few weeks back and they do have some room on the second level (maybe 5-6 spots on either side). There is also 5 spots on either side of the bait tank that they store their trolling gear and deck brushes. I used once of these spots for my 9' rod after the first traveling night. It didn't seem to bother anyone.
     
  3. backlashjack

    backlashjack Scallywag

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    Just lay it down on the deck. I'm sure no one will mind.
     
  4. jer dog

    jer dog Fishing is life

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    just bring some small Zip ties , and put one loose on your Rod
    above the Hypo on, then you can hook it by the Bait tank
    ware they should have Hooks from the old Fish Sacks days
    hopefully they still have them .
     
  5. surfgoose

    surfgoose active geezer

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    Additional option: On a 2.5 trip you are not going to have a huge load, an additional place to put very long rods is up at the bow in the very first few rod holders, on a diagonal line. Obviously this is not appropriate if everyone has brought eight or nine rods and all of the holders are full, but that situation usually doesn't happen on a 2.5 trip. So many of the good boats now have an overhang from the upper deck over the rod racks, limiting the length of the rods to way less than seven feet, that I was forced to look for creative options for my eight footers.
     
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    Paddyman1 I love pangas

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  7. CAPTRANDEL

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  8. jcs612

    jcs612 On Deck

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    Good luck in finding the space and room for casting jigs with those 9 and 10 foot poles. I've seen Deck Hands casting from the upper deck, but not passengers. Still, that may be an option? However, Deck Hands come with more experience and there is less risk of snagging or hitting a passenger in the head down below. Wherever you cast from with those long rods, just make sure you yell "Fore" or "Clear" before casting, so everyone around you can duck for cover.
    Good Luck!
     
  9. Tunahead

    Tunahead Long Time Tuna Abused Member

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    UPPER DECK HOLDERS For long rods...check w/Chris up top! LOL
     
  10. soulwinner

    soulwinner jeremiah 9:23,24

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    thanks to all who replied to this post im back from this trip & had a great time, capt Chris let me store my rods up top & like bullyo said I was able to use the trolling rod storage next to the bait tank plus I found a few other places that I could velcro strap my rods to so I didnt have to keep running up top to retrieve them.
     

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