Stuff I've learned

Discussion in 'San Diego Long Range fishing Reports' started by freegaff2, Sep 4, 2018.

  1. DMcD

    DMcD Well-Known "Member"

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    Bring meds for the flu, cold, soar throat, the shits, etc. Seems like there's always somebody that brings a bug onto the boat.

    Fishing conditions constantly change, daily or even hourly. If I'm going on a LR trip and getting on a boat that's doing a turn-around, I would rather hear that the fishing was kind of tough, rather than hear that it was WFO...cause I know it's going to be different by the time we get to where we're going.

    Enjoy every trip like it could be your last, because it just may be. Shit happens.

    If you're having a tough day and getting frustrated, take a break for a few minutes, grab a cold refreshment, go up top, take a few deep breaths, and watch what's going on down below.

    Remember to relax and breath when fighting a nice fish...let that high-dollar tackle do the job you bought it for.
     
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  2. Brad I

    Brad I Common Sense Isn't Common Enough

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    One other thing I've learned: when you get a thread like this that's full of literally centuries of accumulated wisdom and experience--print it out and save it. I've nodded my head in agreement with just about everything I've read so far; I think that I could have pushed the "like" button on every post..
     
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  3. BluefinCurly

    BluefinCurly Skipper

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    My vote is a sticky for this thread....
     
  4. carcass

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    You can learn quite a lot by just taking a 15 minute break, going up top, and watching the masters at work.
     
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  5. ZZZZZ

    ZZZZZ natural born jig slingers

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    Yes everyone can!

    Greenies have trible style markings for identification. Might see it a few days later in the bait tray. Like a finger print.

    Imo, Bad bad throwing cig butts overboard. Rip the cherry off and throw that overboard. Butt goes in the trash can or pocket. Yah it feels so free to throw them overboard but its just not good. Respect other peoples air space and don't drop hot ash on others line! Former smoker with those ethics.

    While on the way. I like to throw a fistfull of coins off the stern (no penny's). The sea gods can not use the treasure but they do appreciate the gesture and respect. I really believe this. First time I saw this gesture was out of PV.
     
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  6. Guideoutpost

    Guideoutpost Big Dave's biggest bluefin

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    Keep a notebook to keep track of what you packed for each trip. It will help you when you pack for your next trip.

    Preparation, persistence and alertness are keys to a successful trip.

    Try to optimize you opportunities. Be alert to changes that may give you a jump on the crowd.

    Changes in boat speed, direction can be a clue the captain has seen something.

    Deckhands starting a chumline while trolling means you should have your rod in hand. Be alert and look for kelp, birds diving, porpoises or fish.

    Take good care of your hands and feet. Finger tape is a must if you fish spectra.

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  7. Let em eat 74

    Let em eat 74 Well-Known "Member"

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    [QUOTE="Guideoutpost, post: 4679806, member: 205321”

    Take good care of your hands and feet. Finger tape is a must if you fish spectra.

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    Big one there. My hands were always fine on the shorter trips (I work in concrete so they are tough anyways) but once I stepped up to longer trips, it slowly took more effect, and I HAD to use tape. Hard to fish if you can’t use your greatest tools.
     
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  8. ZZZZZ

    ZZZZZ natural born jig slingers

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    Repeated water soggy skin can be damaging for some. My soggy left thumb can become raw from guiding and packing spectra. On long trips

    Water soggy wrinkly fingers. Good for traction and feel but prone to cuts as the skin is soft. A heavy callus can become water soggy and soft. Then that cut is deeper. Take care
     
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  9. Elitetv1958

    Elitetv1958 Well-Known "Member"

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    1. It's amazing how quickly catching a personal best (254 YFT) can cancel out the second-guessing and self-pity of the previous 4.5 days without a bite.
     
  10. FishAcquisition

    FishAcquisition I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    True in Life as well
     
  11. Spanky79

    Spanky79 Happiest on the water

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    Like others have said, enjoy each trip like it could be your last. I had to take a 10 year break, due to financial issues. I was able to take a 1.5 day trip last week. I was the only one not to pull on a fish. Didn't recheck the drag the next morning and pulled all 4 hooks in seconds, I'm a dummy.
    This 1.5 day was probably one of the best trips I have been on. Yes, I got skunked. But, the cree of the Pacific Dawn was as top notch as they get. Ad the group of people we had on this trip was awsome.
    I will make it a point this summer up get out af fish with DOG on the Pacific Dawn.
    Now the preparation and waiting until summer begins.
     
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  12. RockHopperNCKA

    RockHopperNCKA Well-Known "Member"

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    I like to do this, too, but it's kind of frustrating throwing cig butts in the trash and then seeing the whole trash bag get thrown over the side of the boat later in the trip.
     
  13. Bill W

    Bill W tunaholic

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    If we are talking about June Heat, Workplacesafety corrected me with the name Julio, but not a normal June Heat rider. At least 85% riders on that trip are regulars... Donna asked him not to smoke at the rail too..
     
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  14. Spanky79

    Spanky79 Happiest on the water

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    he would either get a big splash from the bait tank, or the cigar would wind up overboard.
     
  15. spinner

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    my first really big long trips did not understand the concept of fishing the conditions. star was on the boat and I eventually realized that he was hunting not fishing and he knew the conditions and fished the conditions. so I would watch hime and use him as an indicator of when and how to fish the conditions
    then I would ask the crew, what would you be doing right now?
    fishing the conditions starts the min I walk on the boat
    who has the right gear
    who has their gear dialed in and organized
    who knows how to really rig their gear
    these people will be indicators of the conditions for me, they may figure them out before I do
    I watch the chunk line and the kite/when do they start to go
    what is the current
    what time of day
    what kind of bait day to day
    who is up and who is not
    and my number 1 technique is sleeping/ fatigue makes us all poor fisherman. it pairs our intuition and our subcouncous sense of our surroundings and our sense of other peoples body language and non verbal communication
    I look like I have never been fishing in my life if I become sleep deprived
    on the other hand, I can look insanely lucky
     
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  16. Steve K

    Steve K Hey, I'm gettin' bit...

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    Just find a different trip
     
  17. dtf

    dtf Well-Known "Member"

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    So the no-smoker should have to find another boat to fish because some one doesn't have the curiosity to think about other people??
    Other places to smoke if you have to.:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
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  18. Spanky79

    Spanky79 Happiest on the water

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    of course, after that trip is over
     
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  19. Spanky79

    Spanky79 Happiest on the water

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    like I said, he would get a bath, or the cigar would be overboard. I would ask once, but if he has been asked several times ad refuses, well, he get what he has coming.
     
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  20. nicodemus

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    I have very recently (like over this past week, more precisely on Friday, 11-5 at 1:47 pm) learned that wahoo swim really fast. Like, really, REALLY fast. And in crazy directions.
    And that when you hook up mid-starboard side and the fish rooster-tails your line around the stern and toward the port corner in about 0.8 seconds, that the crew will yell "Freespool!!!" very loudly and multiple times, and that when you do freespool, then fall over "R2D2" at the stern (Vagabond anglers know him well...), stumble up with your bare thumb on the freespooling line, run as fast as your 55-year-old legs will carry your overweight body, chase the fish all the way to the bow, get the reel in gear, necessarily reeling over a backlash, the fish having already gone under the bow to the original starboard side, then turn back almost as quick and go back under the bow in the opposite direction, then finally get your fish vertical mid-port side...all without tangling or beheading a single other angler - many with fish on of their own - and then actually LAND that fish...well, you are one very, VERY lucky angler.
    Now, I'm not saying this happened to ME, mind you, just something I learned on Friday. At 1:47 pm. How, exactly, I got the 1" by 3/8" 2nd-degree burn on my thumb at precisely that spot that it WOULD be if you were putting pressure on a freespooling reel, well...I'm blaming those pesky skipjack runs I tried to throttle with my thumb on the spool to land them quickly. I mean, skippies are pretty fast, too, right? Right? :rolleyes:
     
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