My first ever 1.5 day Oct. 3 out of SD ( Ocean Odyssey )

willbuyone

Terry Cobb
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Terry Cobb
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Going on 1.5 day with my two brothers mostly to bond and make some memories . Never fished out of SD never fished were there were any Tuna around . Not looking to catch big Tuna and may not have a chance to do this again . Older guy here not as strong as I used to be .

So my question is do you think I will be ok fishing with what I already have ?

Komodo 463P on a PCH 761H 7’6” 20-50lb

Makaira 8ii SEA on a PCH 701H 7’ 20-50lb

Makaira 10ii SEA on a PCH 701XH 7’ 30-60lb

Tranx 400 on a Phenix BD PSW ML 7’6” 10-30lb

Thanks BDers for any help/advice
 

SouthBayKiller

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90% you will be fine, the only thing the could happen is if that big bluefin goes on the bite in a big way. It can and has happened. I saw them yesterday, they are are there and if and when the ones I saw yesterday bite anything less than a legit 80-100lb setup or you are screwed.
 

Steve K

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You might get more participation on the SoCal Offshore forum.
 

surfgoose

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Welcome to the addiction, Terry! You've got to start somewhere, and the Ocean Odyssey is a fine place to get your basic experience. Steve is right, the 1.5-trips are usually discussed in the SoCal Offshore forum, but don't worry about it. You are good to go! For the three of you, I suggest that you contact the landing and rent one or two heavy rigs, for the just-in-case situation of biggies wanting to play. You can share, and take turns fighting the fish, which is the smart way to do it.

I'll look forward to your posting a report!
 

willbuyone

Terry Cobb
Aug 4, 2016
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Thank you guys for the advice and the encouragement . I could probably afford to buy a PCH railrod and a Fathom 40 NLD2, but don’t know if that would be enough for the bigger ones ? Renting is probably the better choice .
 
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bdubs73

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I would see what size fish are active when your trips nears, asking the landing can be helpful. If larger fish are around they can rent you a heavier set up. I love your choice of timing, less people and still great chances for fish:) You guys will have a blast I am sure!
 

locvetter

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You might get more participation on the SoCal Offshore forum.
I have been following the long range forum for so long I did not even know a SoCal Offshore forum existed. Can't seem to find it. Where is it - please.

Thanks!
 
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the_tunaman

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Likely most of your action will be on smaller schoolie yellowfin and kelp paddy yellowtail and dorado, I would expect. Your quiver above should be fine.

As stated, you could rent a heavy rig, but many of the boats also have boat rods available should you get into a circumstance where the situation dictates heavy gear for the big boys. Most of the big fish are either coming in the dark/gray on flatfalls, or during the day when the boat is flying the kite dragging a yummy flier. If the latter, they will be using boat gear anyway.

Just go and enjoy the time on the water with your brothers!
 
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