Overnight trips on personal fishing rigs

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  1. Brian Grindel

    Brian Grindel Newbie

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    Oh I see. Makes very good sense.

    Lol I'm still getting boating down I sure wasn't worried about to many fish
     
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  2. Reel 007

    Reel 007 Well-Known "Member"

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    keep at it, you will have it down pat in no time, all the good stuff and maybe a couple bad habits, just like the rest of life.
     
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  3. Brian Grindel

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    Oh I got bad habits already bought a boat. Ha.

    Yea I'm in it for the long run I'll invest the time and heart to learn.
     
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    This is how you fish multi-day image.png
     
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  5. Brian Grindel

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    Most of my trips are overnight. As mentioned you need 2-3 people aboard that that you trust and that know how to read radar. It is spooky in the pitch black until you get some experience. After that, it’s the BEST time on the water. A pod of porpoise in the phosphorescence chasing bait will give you a show.
     
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    Hey Brian. I spend a hand full of nights out on the water on my boat per season. In most cases I anchor in Pyramid Cove off San Clemente Island. It is easier to sleep when I know I am in a protected cove with a good anchor. I have also spent several nights on the drift as well when weather permitted. Usually on Desperation Reef or the Tanner Bank. Multi day trips are my favorite. Lots of great fishing stories and memories from those trips.
    I live in Phoenix as well. We keep our boat at Harbour Island West Marina during the summer. During the winter we tow it back to Phoenix for service and upgrades. During the summer we try and get down to San Diego 3 weekends per month to get out of the heat and do some fishing. I am certainly no expert but if you need any help or have any questions feel free reach out. I will PM you my cell number.
     
  8. Ali

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    Nice weather - Sleep on the bag or drift

    So so to shitty weather - take shifts driving slow (just in gear) either down swell or cross swell

    Good luck
     
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  9. Brian Grindel

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    I'll bet it's spooky until your comfortable. I also need to learn how to read radar I have zero experience with that also
     
  10. Brian Grindel

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    Very cool, I'll have to look those spots up I am unfamiliar with them a little research will help me understand more. I for some reason have been wanting to do a overnight trip I know my boats capable I'll get there to lol

    Where at on harbor island my father keeps his boat on the 700 dock in front of the deli

    I pm'd you back

    Thnx
     
  11. alwaysbendo

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    I do overnight trips on my center console all the time.. REI has some really nice stuff made for snow that’s waterproof and super warm
     
  12. downtime

    downtime I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    It makes things so much easier on the guy running the boat when he can get some rest and have someone on watch that can be trusted and has experience.
    It makes for a long trip when u are sleeping with both eyes open.
    Last year there was some epic fishing to be had in the dark.
     
  13. Fishingguy

    Fishingguy I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    2 day trip. Tanner banks. 95 miles offshore. 23 foot Parker. Thats my farthest but many many overnight to catalina and Clemente
     
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    Slept by the Coronados overnight in a 21 ft center console. Tarp blankets and a lounge chair. Cooooollllllllddddddd. I think your 52’er should work.

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    sounds like a great idea to go out with a bunch of boats at the same time and schedule out to Cortes, etc. This guy would spend nights at Cortes by himself on 18-20 ft open skiff (screen name loveofsea1)





     
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  16. TAPOUT

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    There are so many factors associated with your ability to stay at sea and fish effectively. How much bait can you hold? How big are your fish holds? Ice maker? Fuel capacity? What does your Genny burn an hour? What do you burn at cruise? Unless you have significant bait capacity, multiple days at sea fishing Tuna (what you'll likely be after) is tough. Better to master cruising slowly at night if the fish are further out than say 40nm, or leaving at the appropriate time to reach your destination doing around 8-10kts. Much nicer to pull into the slip or anchor at an island in the evening and have a cocktail, than tweak all night wondering if you're going to get T-boned by a container ship or a retard not watching his radar. We've fished a similar sized sport fisher in SD for the last 20 years, glad to help if you'd like.
     
  17. tj805

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    Staying out on the water is so relaxing to me .
    It's like time stops and all the worrys of the world melt away.
    I would recommend learning the weather and things like that.
    How to read and understand it.

    Mabey try the first trip just going to the island and sleeping on a mooring .
    Either way have fun and be safe.
     
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  18. civicsurfer

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    Another beginner here. I get making sure to have enough fuel but what do you guys do to make sure your batteries don’t run out of juice on extended trips? That would suck to be stuck adrift and have to call seatow because your boat won’t start.
     
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    Depends on the starting requirements of your boat. Typically a dual battery setup leaving one in reserve is the way to go. Skiffs often have emergency pull starters on the outboards under the cowl. Also those little lithium ion jump start packs are good insurance. On larger boats like the OP, the generator is running full time and therefore the battery charger is keeping everything topped off.
     
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    strackle99 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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