Islands Mid-September trip to Cedros

grahams98

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    My two brothers and I want something that is different but with a nod back to our 1970's calico and YT SoCal experiences. We ended up deciding on Cedros and just booked at Cedros Outdoor Adventures for Mid-September. I would really appreciate some suggestions on gear and tackle as we've all got way more gear than we can bring with the 35lb per person limit. Mainly would love to know what's really critical and hot. I've got weedless swimbaits (MC) and others but will need to sort through our metal jigs to figure out what to leave behind. There are a couple pretty comprehensive list on the COA website but input is invited.
     
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    denis

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    Good luck everything always sounds good to use there
     
    grahams98
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    Thanks Denis. I was looking at your lures along with my collection and wondering how much yo-yo versus surface iron to bring.
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    Johnlgarrison

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    I am going mid July with Cedros Island Fishing charters https://cedrosislandfishingcharters.com
    this will make it my 8th trip to I have been to the island. As far as gear goes you need weedless lead heads 3/4 to 1 1/2 oz. Bring a bunch of MC swim baits, the Calicos tear them up. bring a handful of surface irons and flat falls. I will bring a few Rapalas and like baits. Bring a large bottle of Tylenol or Advil after the first day you will be very sore from pulling on big fish. You are going to have the time of your life. Be sure to post a photo of your new personal best yellow tail, I'm sure you will get one. My weight to beat this year is over 51 pounds.

    HAVE FUN!!!
     
    grahams98
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    Nice, I've never got one north of 40lbs. I've caught a few that I thought were bigger but I had a scale.
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    denis

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    Graham. If you go to my site deadheadlures.com. You can see the info and colors of jigs. The irons work great for yellows. I no guys use plasticsbfor bass alot and work great but you’d be supprised. How many fisherman come back and told me my 4 ounce jigs jigging and casting caught huge calicos. Pm me
     
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    grahams98

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    Steve
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    I am going mid July with Cedros Island Fishing charters https://cedrosislandfishingcharters.com
    this will make it my 8th trip to I have been to the island. As far as gear goes you need weedless lead heads 3/4 to 1 1/2 oz. Bring a bunch of MC swim baits, the Calicos tear them up. bring a handful of surface irons and flat falls. I will bring a few Rapalas and like baits. Bring a large bottle of Tylenol or Advil after the first day you will be very sore from pulling on big fish. You are going to have the time of your life. Be sure to post a photo of your new personal best yellow tail, I'm sure you will get one. My weight to beat this year is over 51 pounds.

    HAVE FUN!!!
    How heavy did you go with your largest rig? Two-speed? I've got an 60-100lb Okuma PCH with an Accurate two speed that was great in BOLA but I'm wondering if that's overkill. I've also got a 40-60 PCH that I might put a smaller two speed on.
     
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    Johnlgarrison

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    How heavy did you go with your largest rig? Two-speed? I've got an 60-100lb Okuma PCH with an Accurate two speed that was great in BOLA but I'm wondering if that's overkill. I've also got a 40-60 PCH that I might put a smaller two speed on.
    I take a Tranx for iron, a Daiwa Lexa 400 for plastics and a Torium 20 for live bait. Pretty simple
     
    grahams98
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    Cool, already know I'm bringing a lexa 300, 400 and a jig stick
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    hucklongfin

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    A 50# rig for slow trolling Mac's for YT and yoyoing. A surface iron rig. A Calico stick.
    A couple of yoyo jigs, 4 surface irons, a few good sized hooks for fishing Mac's. Some Sabiki rigs for catching bait. Some lead heads, plastics and SP minnows. I'm heading down at the end of August for the 5th time. You need to wear a hat, a buff, long sleeve shirts. I'll take a spool of 50# for if I get busted off.
     
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    grahams98

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    A 50# rig for slow trolling Mac's for YT and yoyoing. A surface iron rig. A Calico stick.
    A couple of yoyo jigs, 4 surface irons, a few good sized hooks for fishing Mac's. Some Sabiki rigs for catching bait. Some lead heads, plastics and SP minnows. I'm heading down at the end of August for the 5th time. You need to wear a hat, a buff, long sleeve shirts. I'll take a spool of 50# for if I get busted off.
    Thanks, I sorted out my tackle bag yesterday and thought I did well until I weighed it at 26lbs...more thinning need.
     
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