San Diego Full Day Fishing Trip Quiver

Highwayman

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  • Jun 25, 2015
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    Sammy
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    I am going out on the Liberty this weekend. I have been watching the counts for a week and a half and the rod and reel combinations required seem to changing. I am thinking 100, 50, 40 and 30 lb. I say it and it seems like a lot but it is crazy seeing some of the catches. Looking at the San Diego and Liberty what would you bring. BTW I was thinking about a jig stick too but maybe overkill 😜 A week ago it was 40, 30, 25lb and maybe a 60lb setup.
     
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    F.I.S.H.Y

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  • Sep 27, 2019
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    Erick
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    I am going out on the Liberty this weekend. I have been watching the counts for a week and a half and the rod and reel combinations required seem to changing. I am thinking 100, 50, 40 and 30 lb. I say it and it seems like a lot but it is crazy seeing some of the catches. Looking at the San Diego and Liberty what would you bring. BTW I was thinking about a jig stick too but maybe overkill 😜 A week ago it was 40, 30, 25lb and maybe a 60lb setup.
    i am bringing my 30-40-50-80lb rigs. 30-40 for bait and jigs at the patties, 50 for sinker and 80 for anything over 100lbs. i would bring a 100lb rig if i had one.
     
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    Highwayman

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  • Jun 25, 2015
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    Are you going on the Liberty on Saturday?
    i am bringing my 30-40-50-80lb rigs. 30-40 for bait and jigs at the patties, 50 for sinker and 80 for anything over 100lbs. i would bring a 100lb rig if i had one.
     
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    socal53

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    Aug 27, 2013
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    Chano J
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    The one available on my off day!
    you can't leave home without a jig stick...good luck!
     
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    2Rotten

    Live in Oregon/Love to Fish San Diego!
    Jan 10, 2010
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    Rod Lathrop
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    24' North River Seahawk Hardtop "Sun Dog"
    100# Rig for starters... Night time jigs. If the Captain says. In case the Monsters are playing.
    60/80# Sinker Rig/Daytime Jig Rig
    30/40# Fly Line Rig
     

    mike garrahan

    TheSabreGuy
    Sep 7, 2007
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    mike garrahan
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    I fished a 2 day last weekend and I brought 4 outfits which was plenty. Your main outfit is going to be your flatfall rig. I used an Avet HXW raptor on a heavy Cousins railrod. The reel was filled to the top with 135lb spectra tied directly to the flatfall rig which has a150lb or 200lb leader. I caught 2 nice fish on flatfalls with this outfit.
    The second outfit you need is a heavy bait outfit. I used an Avet HX raptor filled with 100lb spectra on a Seeker OSP 1X3. You can use a 60lb or 80lb fluro leader. I used 60lb because the fish are a little line shy during the day but you still want something heavy enough to handle one of the bigger models. You can use this outfit for a sinker rig, heavy flyline outfit or for dropping knife jigs or Colt Snipers. I caught 1 fish on this outfit fishing a 4oz sinker rig.
    Your 3rd outfit is a medium bait outfit. I used an Avet LX raptor filled with 80lb spectra and a 50lb fluro leader fished on a SuperSeeker 6470H. Again this outfit can be used for flyline, sinker rig or for jigs. This outfit is mainly for use during the day when the fish are line shy and it is really hard to get bit. 50lb is about as lite as you want to go. There is a big mix of fish out there right now, a lot in the 50lb to 75lb range but also a pretty good number of fish 100 to around 175lbs. I caught 1 fish on this outfit flylining with a 2/0 circle hook.
    Your 4th outfit is a 30-40lb bait outfit. You can use it for yellowtail if you happen to stop on a patty. You can also use it for a bait outfit if the captain stops on a school of smaller fish. I used an Aver JX raptor filled with 65lb spectra and a 30lb fluro leader on a Cousins 80H. I hooked one fish on this outfit when the captain said the fish were smaller models from 40 to 50lbs. Unfortunately the one I hooked was 100+ and I ended up loosing the fish right at the gaff. After losing that fish I put my light outfit in the rack and only used it for fishing yellows when we stopped on a kelp. Using anything under 50lbs is a crapshoot with the mix of fish out there.
     

    scbassmaster

    twin22s
    Sep 8, 2006
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    Brian
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    "I'm in the market, as it were" - Jack Sparrow
    My 4, plus wish i had 1 more...
    1. 30/40lb bait rig (avet SX 6/4 with 50lb braid, Phenix AXIS 820 20-45lb)
    2. 40lb colt sniper rig (Tranx 400, wish 500, 65lb braid Shimano Tallus 40-80 braid rating)
    3. 50lb trolling/sinker rig (TLD30II 50lb mono, penn rampage 7'6" 30-80lb)
    4. 80lb braid to heavy leader flatfall rig,100lb braid if you got it.
    (Fathom 40NLD2, 7'6" Californian Tri-Helix 30-80lb)
    I wish I had true heavy flat fall rig but maybe buy one soon, like a MAK16 with 100/130lb and a 80-130lb rail rod...
     
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    Dozer217

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    Aug 12, 2010
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    The daytime bite has been on smaller flatfalls/knife jigs so i'd probably sub out the 100lb for the jig stick if you had to choose.
     
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    lazyfisherman

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    Nov 28, 2006
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    Bobby
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    Cattle Boats
    Dropping jigs down, you mainly fish 60-80. Same thing with sinker rig. Never seen the need for 100lb gear on the full day, but that's just me. When you fish the sinker during the day, 130-250gm jigs work. Wider profile jigs get bit better on the fall and narrower profile jigs like the SK jigs get bit better on the retrieve. You'll tend to fish the jigs like yoyo jigging. Here's a list of gear I took.

    30lb - flyline
    40lb - flyline
    50lb - jig/sinker
    60lb - stickbait/coltsniper
    60lb - jig

    I ended up with 2 bf on the 60lb jig setup. Wider jig got a 130lb+ bluefin on the drop and a skinnier jig got another 50+lb bluefin. Set your drag tight and pull hard. Never felt like I was undergunned on the 130lb fish. Caught on a UC 70predator and Torque 25nld2 with 65lb Yozuri Superbraid tied to 30-40yds of 60lb mono to 4 ft of 60lb flouro. Don't think the fish ever got below half the spool. The second fish came on the same setup and was brought to the boat in about a minute. I forgot to adjust the drag after the big fish. It was so green it almost pulled Ryan overboard when he tried to gaff it.

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