tackle recommendation for the Thunderbird overnight.

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    Was up fellas, going on an overnighter on the Thunderbird to SCI. Any insight as to what to expect or what gear I should take on the trip. Haven't gone overnight in a while so I'm a bit rusty. Will I need more emphasis on live bait setups, flatfalls or surface irons. open to ideas anything that will get me some table fare.
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    Mint green surface iron, flat falls, mega baits. Torpedo sinkers and rubber bands to hook them on. And the fishing outfit pictured here......

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    First you may not be at SCI, the island has been very slow lately and the TBird went offshore the past few days and may be headed out that way for a while. They had a good trip with quite a few yellowfin, 52 day one.
    As far as tackle, SCI has been alot of bass fishing with occasional yellowtail mixed it. This has been mostly dropper loop for yellowtails in the gray to early am and they fly lining dines or squid for bass or yellowtail. So bring some 4-8 oz weights, 20 and 25 or 30 flouro for flylining plus a 40 lb dropperloop setup. Could throw some irons or megabaits if you want some variety but most of the fish are being caught of live bait or squid. Would bring smaler hooks 1 or 1/0, 2 or 2/0 hooks. This small stuff will also work if you go offshore. Flouro and small hooks.
     
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    To fishstomp:

    And scream
    Godchila! Cotchila!

    thanks brotha
     
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    This is good advice, only thing I would add (only if you have them) is a 50/60lb 2speed outfit and a jig stick. They recently have fished that big bluefin if it's been near the island and or they get the boot from the island by the navy.
     
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    Thanks guys. It seems that anything can happen on this trip. Gonna extra just in case.
     
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    Do you know if the Tbird has fish hold with refrigeration?
     
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    They have a new RSW refrigeration system added it this off season. Its works great, awesome addition to a rad boat
     
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    Thanks brotha.
     
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    If I was going on the trip, I would take the following from my gear:

    Penn Torque 15 Star Drag- 20-25lb bait
    Avet MXL- 25-30lb Bait
    Avet JX 2 Speed- 40lb bait, can use for yoyo, dropper loop, or surface iron
    Avet LX Raptor- 60lb 2 speed, for the bluefin tuna if he goes offshore.

    I would bring some ringed #2, 1/0, 3/0, and 6/0 hooks, all of them the thick heavy duty ones.

    And Fluorocarbon.

    You don't need jigs. But, if you decide you want to buy a couple before the trip, you should get a 160g flat fall in that cotton candy/white color, and a yoyo-iron in whatever color you like. The yoyo iron may come in handy for the yellows at the island, and the flat fall may come in handy for those bluefin.

    Good luck,
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  13. Steve K

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    That looks a lot like what I’m planning on for a 2.5 day next weekend.

    Daiwa SL20SH, 25 lb Premier, Calstar 800L.
    Penn FTH15LD2, 25 lb CXX mono, G Loomis Pelagic stick
    Penn FTH30LD2, 40 lb Premier, Calstar 850H
    Accurate BX2-600N, 50-60 lb Premier

    And for FlatFalls, Avet EX30W, on a Two by Four
     
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    Two year old thread. :-)
     
  15. Steve K

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    Interesting how things don’t change that much...
     
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    Things have changed in 2 years Steve, the Bluefin have put on a few pounds.
    Hope you get a shot at those VW's.
     
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    Thanks. Couple things, Bluefin bigger, FlatFalls bigger. And two years ago Andrew was working on and running trips on Thunderbird. Now he’s got the Prowler. I’d have two say those were motivating factors for me to book my trip.
     
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    Andrew & boys landed a #201 this morning !
     
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    Just to keep this old thread alive, I don’t see many Yellowtail in the counts. Bring the jigstick? Use it for poppers? Adding a YoYo iron outfit will bring it up to 7 outfits. Seems kinda crazy, like what I would take on a 10 day!
     
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    I would have 6.

    #20, #30, #40 bait
    #40 & #50 jig sticks
    #130 flatfall rig
     

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