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Mean Gene

Old Fat Guy
Oct 27, 2013
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Gene
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The Searcher
With us building a house right now my chances of getting to go this year are slim, but maybe there will be some "too good to be true" thing in the fall. There is nothing like LR fishing and I sure don't want to see it disappear.
 
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tunachris

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Oct 16, 2005
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Chris Lomax
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Fished the Royal Star March 1-9, 2012 out of Mazatlan. Got back to a whole new world, thanks to Covid 19. Customs didn‘t even want touch my paperwork. Wondering when my next trip may be? Was going to fish Prince Edward Island this fall, but holding off until things sort out now. Bit of a shame, as I hear large schools of BFT near Cedros currently.
 
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nicodemus

Fish, he said softly, aloud. I’ll stay with you...
Apr 10, 2012
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The 505
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Nick B
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African Queen
Well, I have until April 30 to cancel my 10-day on which I have a deposit. And while there is some buzz about a late fall/winter resurgence of virus, I'm going to stick it out and hope and pray for the best. We are scheduled to leave on Oct 30th.

In support of my decision to leave my deposit down and with high hopes of fishing, I completed my second long range setup minutes ago. I scored a Torium 20 HGA on the classifieds here. Will pair it up on my Calstar grafighter 765xl for my 30 lb. setup. As soon as the "hunker down" mandates are lifted, I'll be at the park practicing my casting. Or, might just climb on my roof and cast onto the neighbors' roofs in the meantime. lol
 
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FishRock

Still trying to figure it all out
Mar 27, 2013
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Alaska
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JAM
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Thunnus - 22' Koffler BayBee (1990)
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Recreational Fishing Alliance
PO Box 250 New Gretna, NJ 08224
888 564-6732 [email protected]
For Immediate Release​

April 2, 2020


Just about every business in the recreational fishing industry has been impacted by COVID-19 and actions taken by federal, state and local governments to slow the spread of the novel virus. Beginning on Friday, April 3, small businesses including marinas and tackle shops, can apply for loans available through the Small Business Administration (SBA). These loans are part of the $2 trillion COVID-19 relief package, CARES ACT, passed by Congress and signed by President Trump last week. The CARES Act includes upwards of $350 million of forgivable loans to pay for up to eight weeks of payroll costs, including benefits. The loans can also be used to pay mortgages, rent and utilities. These loans become available at a time when many recreational fishing related businesses are experiencing massive declines in revenue and short falls with cash flow. These loans may prove to be extremely helpful for businesses and their employees to get through the next two months as policies remain in place to minimize the impact of virus on our nation. Use the following link to learn more about these loans and to check your eligibility. https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources



While there has been guidance and financial support provided at the federal level, most policies regarding social distancing, essential businesses and stay at home orders have been carried out at the state and local levels. Thus, policies that impact our ability to go recreational fishing and recreational fishing businesses vary from state to state. The National Marine Manufactures Association (NMMA) has put together a useful list which allows you to review the COVID-19 mitigation rules by each state. Use

the following link to review the various policies.

http://nmma.net/assets/cabinets/Cabinet488/NMMA_COVID%20State%20Resources%20One%20Pager_3.31.20.pdf



If you have specific questions regarding financial assistance programs or measures in your particular state don’t hesitate to contact us. It is also important to remember that anglers have a responsibility to comply with social distancing rules even when outside fishing. We can’t stress enough how important it is to follow these guidelines not only for the sake of public health but also so we are allowed to continue fishing during these trying times.
 
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Cubeye

I Post A Lot But I Can't Edit This
Jan 26, 2007
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Los Angeles
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Kub
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17' Gregor
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Recreational Fishing Alliance
PO Box 250 New Gretna, NJ 08224
888 564-6732 [email protected]
For Immediate Release​

April 2, 2020


Just about every business in the recreational fishing industry has been impacted by COVID-19 and actions taken by federal, state and local governments to slow the spread of the novel virus. Beginning on Friday, April 3, small businesses including marinas and tackle shops, can apply for loans available through the Small Business Administration (SBA). These loans are part of the $2 trillion COVID-19 relief package, CARES ACT, passed by Congress and signed by President Trump last week. The CARES Act includes upwards of $350 million of forgivable loans to pay for up to eight weeks of payroll costs, including benefits. The loans can also be used to pay mortgages, rent and utilities. These loans become available at a time when many recreational fishing related businesses are experiencing massive declines in revenue and short falls with cash flow. These loans may prove to be extremely helpful for businesses and their employees to get through the next two months as policies remain in place to minimize the impact of virus on our nation. Use the following link to learn more about these loans and to check your eligibility. https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources



While there has been guidance and financial support provided at the federal level, most policies regarding social distancing, essential businesses and stay at home orders have been carried out at the state and local levels. Thus, policies that impact our ability to go recreational fishing and recreational fishing businesses vary from state to state. The National Marine Manufactures Association (NMMA) has put together a useful list which allows you to review the COVID-19 mitigation rules by each state. Use

the following link to review the various policies.

http://nmma.net/assets/cabinets/Cabinet488/NMMA_COVID%20State%20Resources%20One%20Pager_3.31.20.pdf



If you have specific questions regarding financial assistance programs or measures in your particular state don’t hesitate to contact us. It is also important to remember that anglers have a responsibility to comply with social distancing rules even when outside fishing. We can’t stress enough how important it is to follow these guidelines not only for the sake of public health but also so we are allowed to continue fishing during these trying times.
I've heard the many of the boats have already applied for all applicable loans and aid that the government has offered. Now to sit back and wait for a reply.

PS............if you're a sportfishing boat owner and haven't done this, you're behind the 8 ball. This also applies to commerical boats also.
 
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fyermn

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Sep 2, 2005
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Dan
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LONG RANGE fishing
The only reason the Q105 left was it could not pass CG inspection. The fleet will still be the fleet with the same boats. Maybe ownership changes.
The reason the Q-105 left was because John would not put any money back into the boat to keep it up to date. He lost customers and more money and finally had the boat taken away.
 

Bill W

tunaholic
  • Jan 12, 2006
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    I know... a lot of people waiting to purchase the boat to get in the long range business. Had loyal customer base. If the boat was kept up someone would have taken the keys to the business. As it was, too expensive to repair to pass inspection. Rohr Aircraft made in early 70’s, Bruce Barnes had it made. The aluminum alloy was not the best and problems there.
     
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    potuna

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    Pete
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    Royal Polaris,Shogun, Indy and somebody else's.
    I know... a lot of people waiting to purchase the boat to get in the long range business. Had loyal customer base. If the boat was kept up someone would have taken the keys to the business. As it was, too expensive to repair to pass inspection. Rohr Aircraft made in early 70’s, Bruce Barnes had it made. The aluminum alloy was not the best and problems there.
    I thought it was made by General Dynamics?
     

    Bill W

    tunaholic
  • Jan 12, 2006
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    I thought it was made by General Dynamics?
    It was at my tie up in Long Beach when I worked on the Seal Beach boats. Got to get a real up close look before the boat went public. Rohr Aircraft Chula Vista. They made several hulls, made 2 of the 105’ class. Made in 1970


    scroll down to Qualifier 105
     
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    CrustyOne

    Legend in my own mind
    Mar 7, 2017
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    Crusty
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    minidrifter
    I'm trying to do my share to support the fleet. I have a 4 day in July, 8 and 10 days in Nov/Dec. Planning on a 18 day Spring 2022. So far. I'm sure 2-3 day trips will be added when the Bluefin go off.
     
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    Tom Honaker

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    Sep 27, 2015
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    Tom Honaker
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    Royal Star
    So I keep reading these post about whether the long range fleet should shut down and stuff like that. I think it’s time that we get serious about how can we support the sport. I want this sport to be around. I know many others feel the same. Instead about talking about whether you should shut them down, maybe think about ways you can support the business.
    Thank goodness this has not happened during peak season which gives everybody time to figure out safe strategies. This is some of the best fishing available. Putting up polls about shutting down is not going to help keep these fragile business alive.
    How about trying to be part of the solution? Leave your deposits in place. Transfer to other trips if yours gets canceled. Take care of your boat folks. Take care of your sport.
    Or go fish Tommy cod the bay! And don’t complain when you can no longer fish multi day trips with hundreds of scoops of life bait for your favorite pelagic game fish.
    Long range fishing is honestly, one of the greatest values available in the sportfishing world! You have a opportunity to fish some of the greatest locations, in the world! No where else can you go, and catch 200-400# yellowfin, bluefin up to 400#, catch Wahoo casting jigs and bombs, huge yellowtail, ( I have 5 over 50 and one over 60 while on a long range boat) then you factor in the gourmet food, the camaraderie, and something in my opinion, that means everything to me. And that is, the educational aspect! Everytime I get off a long range boat, I'm a better angler than when I got on that boat! Probably no where else you can fish in the world, where you're going to be able to pick the brains of the best crews to operate a sport fishing vessel on planet earth!!!!
     

    ripped

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    It was at my tie up in Long Beach when I worked on the Seal Beach boats. Got to get a real up close look before the boat went public. Rohr Aircraft Chula Vista. They made several hulls, made 2 of the 105’ class. Made in 1970

    I fished with a guy who worked the 105 it's first couple of seasons. He said the Qualifier's sister ship went to Florida as a private yacht. Sorry, off topic but still interesting.
     
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    ZZZZZ

    I Post A Lot But I Can't Edit This
    Dec 11, 2003
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    Brad Baron
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    Royal Polaris
    The LR forum feautured on BDs main page of forums. Is huge support for the LR industry

    The actual total cost of a LR trip per day, around $400 plus a fair tip per day. A very good value imo.

    Includes 3 stellar meals per day, 2 hors d'oeuvre per day, unlimited snacks. Includes decent sleeping AC accommodations. With a 360% ocean view outdoors. The all inclusive (but beer) restaurant is floating

    Good value per day imo. Taking into consideration the view and location. Just the food. Is $20 breakfast, $10 legit snack, $30 lunch, $10 legit snack, $60 dinner

    Stellar sunrises and sunsets.

    Then there is the live bait each angler uses per day. Plus all that chum. And the gas burned is a huge cost. Then the crew needs to be paid

    The expensive part of LR fishing. Is all the add ons
     

    Montaukmaniac

    Thats my son, not me.
    Feb 8, 2011
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    Steve
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    miss ion/fish on, "Wish on"
    I'm trying to do my share to support the fleet. I have a 4 day in July, 8 and 10 days in Nov/Dec. Planning on a 18 day Spring 2022. So far. I'm sure 2-3 day trips will be added when the Bluefin go off.

    Long range fishing is honestly, one of the greatest values available in the sportfishing world! You have a opportunity to fish some of the greatest locations, in the world! No where else can you go, and catch 200-400# yellowfin, bluefin up to 400#, catch Wahoo casting jigs and bombs, huge yellowtail, ( I have 5 over 50 and one over 60 while on a long range boat) then you factor in the gourmet food, the camaraderie, and something in my opinion, that means everything to me. And that is, the educational aspect! Everytime I get off a long range boat, I'm a better angler than when I got on that boat! Probably no where else you can fish in the world, where you're going to be able to pick the brains of the best crews to operate a sport fishing vessel on planet earth!!!!

    The LR forum feautured on BDs main page of forums. Is huge support for the LR industry

    The actual total cost of a LR trip per day, around $400 plus a fair tip per day. A very good value imo.

    Includes 3 stellar meals per day, 2 hors d'oeuvre per day, unlimited snacks. Includes decent sleeping AC accommodations. With a 360% ocean view outdoors. The all inclusive (but beer) restaurant is floating

    Good value per day imo. Taking into consideration the view and location. Just the food. Is $20 breakfast, $10 legit snack, $30 lunch, $10 legit snack, $60 dinner

    Stellar sunrises and sunsets.

    Then there is the live bait each angler uses per day. Plus all that chum. And the gas burned is a huge cost. Then the crew needs to be paid

    The expensive part of LR fishing. Is all the add ons
    As a healthcare professional back in April 2020 the course of the coronavirus pandemic seemed a looming crisis. (Hearken back to the start of this thread... ) By this time last year, after discussions with several long rangers who have shared the rail for many years, the path ahead seemed to require some critical thinking. Some folks were all in and damn the torpedoes, and others much more cautious.

    The personal response was that in early spring (brokenhearted, in the "least worst" scenario) I got on the phone, with the office and canceled all my activities for 2020. "Let it ride. Take this is a vote of confidence for your fantastic operation and support of all SDLR". All funds and multiple & bookings, which were in deposets for trips in 2020 were reallocated, they stayed with the organization and then placed on trips totaling 35 days of trips in 2021 and 2022. Presently we are booked in to 2023. I'm quite satisfied with that decision. (... still steamed that to have missed the epic BFT in 2020... )

    That incredible quote by that American icon Samuel Clemens may well apply to SDLR: "Reports of my demise are greatly exaggerated!"

    As mentioned so beautifully above, at $400 a day or even $450 a day it's virtually impossible, to get on a charter worth fishing. Comradery, angling knowledge, elation, hysterical humor, dining and snacks, hot shower & comfortable berth, sunrise and sunsets, spectacular vistas, "the joy of victory and agony of defeat", it's all here! We are incredibly fortunate to have this spectacular fishery.

    (We learned recently that one of our anglers was hospitalized with the Covid virus along with his spouse in 2021, and while he survived, she did not. May she rest in peace and her memory be a blessing.)

    Please be prudent, get vaccinated, as many us have…

    Looking forward to seeing all of you SDLR "aficionados", out there with tight lines and screaming reels...
     
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    hucklongfin

    Deep release specialist
    Jul 3, 2003
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    Mission Viejo
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    MarkT
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    Blazer Bay 1860
    I did 2 10 day trips in '20 and had 2 1/2 day and trips to Cedros and PV cancelled. I rolled over the deposits for Cedros and PV. I picked up the 2nd 10 day after the other trips were cancelled. I have a 2 1/2 day, an 8 day, a 10 day and a trip to Cedros on the books for this year. I'm doing my part to keep the industry afloat!