Discussion in 'San Diego Long Range fishing Reports' started by harddrive, Mar 22, 2017.
I am glad I missed fishing with you that year!
Hi!.. I grew-up in Mattituck and caught Stripers in the creeks and the Sound. But, you got to get out here (San Diego) and hop on a Long Range boat -- like a National Geographic show, but with fishing poles, good people and good food!
Last trip....forgot some fancy sunscreen shirts.....discovered after underway.. but regular shirts worked OK.
Forgot the car?
Two near misses. Half way to the airport...shit...reels. Hauled ass home and retrieved the reel bag. Last year, almost my passport, wife reminded me on the way to the car to drive to the airport.
Am I the only one that has nightmares in the months leading up to a trip, that once on the boat, I am unable to locate my rods in the middle of a hot bite?
How do you forget your car? Now I have lost my car in a large parking lot and had to walk around for a bit to figure out where I parked it. But forgetting it?
I am not saying my system is perfect and I have forgotten Towels, tooth paste, etc. Yes I have a list.
Here is what I attempt to do. As soon as I return and everything is clean. I start packing for the next trip. Since I do go more than once a year it helps. I do need to set my reels up until closer to departure but they are in my reel bag. I go thru my tackle, reload hooks, jigs, etc. Change trays if its a cow trip vs. a shorter one. And I make a list of thing to get to replace. Then go shopping.
I have a bag with my boots, fighting belt, sandals, flip flops, etc.
As to my clothes, etc. I pack the clean fishing stuff in a tub, (no place to store a full duffel bag). Replace anything I have thrown away. In it is fishing clothes, socks, towels, etc. Then when I go to pack the duffel all the essentials are there. If I did forget something previously, I make sure it is in the box. I have a separate shaving kit for travel, with that stuff and just throw it in, plus the soap and shampoo.
I have a back pack, I take only for fishing. I put my chargers, camera, passport, cash, medications in it. Basically most of the stuff is left in there all the time. Yes, I have duplicates. I also put a book or two in there, plus spare glasses. I use an old pair of glasses for fishing in fear of losing them over board. The back pack has a nice clip for my car keys, I put the keys and my wallet in the back pack once on the boat. I go through it a few weeks before leaving.
As I am getting ready to leave, I pile all the bags, and stuff in a corner so when I load up, it's all there and I can see that it all gets packed in the car. I also put the booze, gadorade, etc in the same pile.
Now I know I'll forget something again, but I am trying not to tax my memory.
Now how do I get to the landing?
I forgot my jacket twice, and had to buy one at the landing. Dont forget a towel, lots of socks (hate to have wet socks) advil, chapstick, sunblock, soap, extension cord ( i watch movies from my phone in my bunk), antibacteria spray, and glue
More important at least in my case is what items have you forgot on the boat when you got off....
Or the message you intended to post?---lol
I have always forgotten minor small stuff but 3 or 4 times I have left a rod on the boat after the trip (got all of them back except one ) So now I have long checklists when packing and when coming back.
Here is a misc checklist of Items for my last long trip (my tackle checklist is another story)
Maybe some things on here that you may or may not need:
1-Don’t forget your passport!
2-Duffle bags for clothes
3- 2 Garbage bags for dirty laundry
4-Fishing boots, flip flops (2 )
5-Sunglasses (2 pairs)
6-Toiletries – toothpaste, shampoo,shave, bath towels
9-Deck items- Pliers, line cutters , braid cutters, split ring pliers, crimpers/lighter
10-Fishing gloves/finger tape
11-Rod belts /harnesses/spin harness
12-Phone and chargers
13-Go pro ,charger and go pro accesories
14-Laptop ,charger ,case
16-Binos and AA batteries(16)
18-Rockstar ( 2 case)
19- Beer (12 pack)
20-Positive approach - Learn, Listen/ teach
21-Crew gifts/energy drinks
22-Rod holder for upper deck
23- UV FLASHLIGHTS (3) AAA BATTERIES(12)
24- 1 gallon/quart zip locks
25- small cooler
27- First aid, Nu Skin, bandages, meds,antibiotics
29-fish sizing tape
30-notebook and pens
2-tshirts- (20 )
3-long sleeve shirts (4 )
4-fishing shorts (10)
7-rain gear (1)
9-Face wrap (1)
Headed out on a 7 day several years ago, wasn't sure of the destination, so had probably 12 rods to set up and all the terminal tackle to cover everything from 20 lb bass, surface iron, yoyo, multiple live bait, 100 lb trolling etc. Got to the docks a little early, got on board, met many of the fine anglers i was to share the rail with for the next week, got settled in to my cabin, and decided to start putting the gear together only to realize that i had left the reel bag on my front door step. Fortunately, i had about an hour before the boat was to depart, and only lived about 20 mins away (30 is probably what the map apps would say today). got home, and sitting there like a prize was a large black reel bag just patiently waiting for me. got back with 5 mins to spare.
20 minutes from the dock. Dang! You could drag your favorite couch down to the boat last minute.
On my last trip we had to turn around for an angler to get his wind on leaders. Had thought someone else had put them in his gear when he unloaded the car. Luckily we had just left the dock so it was not a big deal.
My buddy's wife was going on one of my charters. She is a teacher and was going to sneak out early from school and meet us at the boat. Her husband had to work so I was going to take all her gear down early in my truck. My buddy drops off her stuff the night before and I lock it up in the office. Since it is my charter, I'm driving a couple of folks and their gear down with me. They all meet at my shop, load up and off to Diego we go. Just past Oceanside I realize my buddy's wife's gear is still safely locked in my office...had to have her paged over the loudspeaker at school and tell her to get her gear from my office. Yeah, I'm the guy in charge.
john,, going to miss your reports rom our annual 10 day on the big x this year.. good luck to u and ed on your trip.. hope to see you both on the the phenix rods 10 day in 2018. \
I forgot my reels on a 7 day on the AA a couple years ago. I took my reel bag out of the van the night before and neglected to put it back in. Didn't give it a another thought until I was in the parking lot at the landing. The second I opened the back door I knew I had screwed up. I live about 100 miles away so I couldn't do a quick turn around and grab them. Between my fellow fishermen and Ray Lopez I was well taken care of. I can honestly say not having my reels did not have a negative effect on my trip at all. I was very well taken care of.
Forgot my Toiletries at home leaving on a 5 day trip on the AA, walked across the street to the liquor store and thank god they had at least tooth paste/ toothbrush and deodorant.
will never go without a cheap pair of flip flops to wear IN the shower...last 3.5 day I was at the dermatologist 4 days after the trip asking WTF happened to my feet..fungal infection someone who showered before me left for my enjoyment...took about a month to get rid of that crud.
A gallon of olive oil and the vibrator...
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