ON THE ROYAL STAR MAY 31-JUNE 8!!!

Discussion in 'Southern CA Private Boater Inshore Trip Planning' started by PESCADORTICO, Mar 14, 2008.

  1. PESCADORTICO

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    Hello, i am on the stars 8 dayer at the end of may and am wondering what to expect. i signed up along with another 2 buddies and this will be our first time fishing the star!!! ive read nothing but great stuff about this operation, plus i hear they have great food!!!!!!
    what should we expect to catch, will it be pretty much yellows?? im thinking we will use mainly 30-50 lb test, right??
    does anyone know how the boarding procedure is on the star?? any other info you can share will be helpful, thnxxxxxx
     
  2. The Notorious S.U.A

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    Great boat, excellent crew.

    expect mostly yellows with possibly some tuna down at the rocks, and maybe some bottomr fishing on the way home.

    the Star boards by who arrives first, get there early.

    ask for room 5 if possible.
     
  3. WreckinBall

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    You heard right. I've only ridden her once, but my experience was a great one, and I think the food was better than great.
    You may have an opportunity to fish for Calicos on the way back, so you might want a 15-20# rig, but you're right on. 30-50# is what you'll use most. Unless you're like Dayle. LOL
     
  4. Sactotuna

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    They'll fish for everything possible, depends what's biting. You'll probably run down to Alijos, yellowtails, maybe yellowfin to 100#, never know. They may run in some and go bluefin hunting, never know. Troll for albacore on the way down and back, never know.
    Fun time of year to fish, but it's a crap shoot as to what!
    The only thing that you can rule out is wahoo.
    Bring a 20#, but you're spot on with tackle, 30, 40, 50, and maybe a 60# just in case. Had one 8 day trip in April on the Star that had wide open yellowfin for 3 days on the hook at Alijos when 40-60# (plus a fluoro leader) was the rig of choice, jackpot was a 105 I think.
    Cabins have probably already been assigned, sternmost are my first choice. Load first come first serve.
    Have fun!
     
  5. Steve K

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    "The only thing that you can rule out is wahoo"

    I would not spend a bunch of money on termianal tackle for wahoo for a trip with these dates, but the first wahoo I saw caught was on a yoyo jig at the Stones on an 8 day that departed Saturday of Memorial Day weekend. That was on Shogun. Fish happen.
     
  6. SemperFishing

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    I was on the early June Trip back in '06. Since its so early in the season the exact fishing target and area is unpredictable. My trip started slow day 1, WFO yellowtail day 2-3 (when I mean WFO, I mean we watched the yellow wolfpack our surface iron for a full 9 hours), and then Guadalupe for great tuna fishing to 75lbs.

    Bring your regular 20-30lb outfits, your 40 live bait, and for sure 60-80lb for fishing yellows on the bottom and in case big tuna show up. The Star is a blast to fish, you'll have a great time!
     
  7. Crash

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    If Randy is at the helm dont expect a chat fest, the guy is a stone cold fish killing MoFo who will put you on what ever the ocean is willing to give up. Ask Randy about the WFO yellows right and i mean right of the beach back side of Cedros last june. The entire boat was hooked on 20- 30# fish thick as fleas in 20' of water- it was amazing
     
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    the mossbacks were so thick you could walk from the star to the angler without getting your feet wet.
     
  9. PESCADORTICO

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    damn that sounds like awesome yellowtail fishing!!!
    thats what i really want to slay, them yellows!!
    one quick question, where are the bigger yellows at cedros-benitos or at alijos??
     
  10. The Notorious S.U.A

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    the larger fish are in smaller numbers at Alijos, they regularly see 50-70 lb'ers down there, we had three 60 lb'ers last year on our trip. most of the big ones are caught on dropper loop or other baits.

    Cedros consistantly has very large numbers of the standard 25-45 lb fish with a few larger ones thrown in. however, at Cedros they bite the surface iron like its going out of style. you'll see the most incredible surface iron yellowtail fishing anywhere at Cedros. Benitos can be just as good.
     
  11. MikeyLikesIt

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    BOTH! there are monsters at the rocks, but way more consistent fishing at Cedros.....well, when "they're biting".............
     
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    Mikey

    didnt you nail a huge WSB on that trip off the salt mines?
     
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    Big Bump on this thread! I am going on this trip with Sam(sandslinger) from Baja Fish Gear. I am a typical tackle Ho, and am wondering what and how much gear I should bring.
    20# Calcutta 820FA/Calcutta 400VBS -anchovie live bait
    25#Calcutta CLC90H/Trinidad 14 50#spectra-25# Izor xxx-Tady C Kelp/cutter rig.
    25# Calcutta 825FR/ Trinidad 16 50# spectra-25#Izor xxx all roller
    30#Calcutta 930FA Wash. St./Trinidad 16 65# spectra 30#Izor xxx Live bait
    30# Calcutta 930FA Wash St./Trinidad 16 65# spectra 30# Izor xxx Live bait
    40#Calcutta CLC86H/Trinidad 20 65# spectra 40# Izor xxx Live bait
    40#Calcutta CLC86H/Trinidad 20 65# spectra 40# Izor xxx Live bait
    50#SS6470H Trinidad 40 80# spectra 50 wind-on flouro leader Yoyo stick
    60#SS6470XH Tiagra 12 65# spectra 60# Izor xxx Heavy (WFO) Live bait
    80#SS6463XXH Tiagra 20 80# spectra 80# Izor First String-blue/dropper loop
    100#SS6463XXXXH Tiagra 30LRS 130# hollow spectra 100 Izor 1st string clear trolling rig

    JIG STICKS
    40#Calstar GG100J Trinidad 16 65# spectra 40# Izor XXX Tady 45
    50#Seeker EXULUA(blue blank)Trinidad 20 65# spectra 50 Izor xxx Tady 45
    60#SSULUA 93 10" Newell533 80# spectra 60 Izor xxx Tady 77
    BUTTERFLY STICKS
    Trevala TVC66MH Trinidad16N 65# spectra 50# flouro wind-on leader Butterfly Jig
    Trevala TVG58XH Trinidad 40N 80# spectra 80# wind-on leader Butterfly Jig

    All live bait rigs have Seaguar flourocarbon.
    What should I leave at home. Im not purchasing anything else. I hope. All input on for this trip will be greatly appreciated.
     
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    Fished with Sam last year on the Baja Fish Gear 7 day on the Star. Sam's a great guy, hope you guys kill it! Chad
     
  16. Ready4TheYellow

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    Chris about 20 more rigs and you'll be set...Right now your a little light....
     
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    You'll be fine with this...
     
  18. wahoodad

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    Way too much, even for a ho. I'd bring this:
    30# Calcutta 930FA Wash St./Trinidad 16 65# spectra 30# Izor xxx Live bait
    40#Calcutta CLC86H/Trinidad 20 65# spectra 40# Izor xxx Live bait
    40#Calcutta CLC86H/Trinidad 20 65# spectra 40# Izor xxx Live bait
    50#SS6470H Trinidad 40 80# spectra 50 wind-on flouro leader Yoyo stick
    60#SS6470XH Tiagra 12 65# spectra 60# Izor xxx Heavy (WFO) Live bait
    80#SS6463XXH Tiagra 20 80# spectra 80# Izor First String-blue/dropper loop
    100#SS6463XXXXH Tiagra 30LRS 130# hollow spectra 100 Izor 1st string clear trolling rig
    60#SSULUA 93 10" Newell533 80# spectra 60 Izor xxx Tady 77


    I'm not a believer or advocate of butterfly, especially those wimpy assed rods. JMO
     
  19. scuba e

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    see you there. I cant freaking wait!
     
  20. ofishell

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    Hey Pescadortico, does this mean you're not on the Indy trip may 23 to 31???
     

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