Did they gaff your treefish?Just came off the most miserable 2 Day trip of my life on the Old Glory out of H&M and felt compelled to share my experience with this particular boat. I bought new, the Accurate 500N BV2 SPJ & spooled with 500 yards of 40lb power pro maxcuatro and mated it with my new Goofish 250-350 max 6.6ft spiral wrapped rod. We started and left San Diego and headed north to the San Clemente ridge at around 220 feet. I put on a 250g rigged red crab flat fall with a 200lb mono leader and the deckhands on the Old Glory immediately began putting down my setup with one arrogantly exclaiming “I have been doing this for…..years and you know how many of those I seen break in half, at least 10!” The other one laughed and wished me good luck and disappeared somewhere on the boat? I ignored his input and dropped to the bottom and immediately began getting repeatedly hit with very small rock fish, even pulling up a keeper tree fish than never made it to the box cause apparently it got lost? In any event I hooked and fought a 40lb BFT bringing it to the surface only to have it break off. Coincidentall, they acknowledged my rod was bent and I had a monster, but not once did they check or even ask if help was needed, isn’t that their job? In any event this was only a small example of unprofessional treatment on this 2 day trip. There were two Asian gentlemen who were familiar with SPJ and it’s begging in Japan. They were encouraging and supportive and disappointed with the deckhands dismissive and insulting commentary. I am convinced this fish would be on the boat if I wast alone In this battle on the Old Glory. Never ever will I go on this boat ever again.
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