need information long range trip

LucazVilla

Member
Oct 5, 2010
267
63
Sacramento
Name
Lucaz Villa
Boat
LA PATO
going from 11 to 17 of octuber experencied guys need inf. what do may expect kin of gear in your exp.any inf, will be realy helpful they have a list of gear but always extra inf, is good thanks a lot
 
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tunachuck

Newbie
Apr 16, 2008
61
221
Formerly SB, now San Diego
Name
Chuck
Boat
Any and All
Yoyo iron, Salas 6x, 6xjr. color: Scrambled egg, green sardine, baby shit.
Surface iron salas 7x lite, same colors. Tady 4/0
40# gear.

Iron fishing is my favorite way to catch yellows. so I tend to pack heavy on the iron. Also bring swimbaits for fishing the kelps for monster calicos. 20# gear
 
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fujirose

Member
Jan 17, 2009
677
336
Roseville, CA
Name
Jim Fujitani
Boat
21' Seaswirl
What boat are you going on? Some boat captains have preferences at different times of the year, and those preferences come into play when the captain/trip has extra time to look around. Tuna (off shore or at the pens) may still be an option on a an early fall 6 or 7 day trip to Isla Cedros, and this has been a strange year. Watch the fish reports for your boat as the trip gets closer. You might still get into some variety fishing, which means everything from 20# rigs for calico bass to 60 or 80# dropper loop or yo-yo rigs.

Jim
 
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johndtuttle

Angler/Client
Mar 20, 2008
5,574
1,763
Carmel, CA
Name
john
Boat
not crazy enough yet
Lucaz,

Stoked for you! Shaping up to be an epic fall out of SD with many options on the table for 6+ days on the water.

The most important rig is your favorite "40lb" leader rig for live bait fishing, yo-yo or even casting surface iron. You could fish this rig the whole trip if you had to. 7'-8' rod rated 20-50 or 30-60lbs and a ~3/0 size reel that can hold 400yds of 60lb braid and make 15lbs of drag is a good example of what it should be capable to do.

This year a lot of smallish "schoolie" tuna so a "30lb" rig has been very popular too. At least 300 yards of 50lb braid on the reel and a lighter rod than above. The emphasis here is easy to cast light baits in a tough bite.

Other than the above good advice for iron be sure to have some Wahoo lures to pull behind the boat and iron to cast (ie gold raiders or wahoo bombs). Very likely you will spend at least some time on the hunt for Wahoo even between Cedros and SD. You don't want to miss out on a shot at them.
 
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sitonmyface

SEXNOW
Oct 20, 2008
1,109
212
San Marcos
Name
Brandon
Boat
Sportboat
Probably would be better to post this in the offshore trip planning forum. Nothing but salmon (the weakest of all "gamefish") fisherman here :shake:
 
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