What trips are you taking in 2016?

Pangamaster

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Jul 1, 2008
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SD Long Range or Bay Area Day Boats.
With the recent news that a short range boat has already had a trip that limited out on Bluefin....the frenzy of the season is upon us! Fred Hall has past ....at least the big show.....most people have plotted and planned by now and have a good plan in place with the family general to allow them to escape for a time .....into the long range arena.

So what trip or trips are you taking this year?

For me it's an exploratory season as I'm going on two of the Long boats I haven't been on before. After this year I will have been on all of them except the Searcher.

Memorial Day 3 day on the Excel

Last December 10 day on the Indy

What ever trip your on I wish you the best of times! May the weather and fish align and may that guy provide you good laughs throughout the year!

Good Luck!
 

hucklongfin

Deep release specialist
Jul 3, 2003
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Blazer Bay 1860
Memorial Day 2 1/2 on the Pac Voyager w/rdrrm8e.
Late June 5 day on the SoA w/Alan Tani
End of Sept 10 day on the Excel. Phenix Rods.
 
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Steve K

Hey, I'm gettin' bit...
Jan 2, 2005
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18' Bayrunner, but I like the American Angler and the Red Rooster III
First trip, already in the books and will repeat this season as well. 14 day on the Angler January 10-24. Same dates 2017. Limited load of 18 is awesome! This trip is sponsored by Accurate Reels and the chartermaster is Gary Teraoka, who introduced us all to the nail knot / nub system.

Then an 8 day, also on the Angler, June 5-13, sponsored by Catcy Tackle.
John Grindley usually chartermasters this trip, nice man.

September is a 6 day on the Rooster, 9/23-29, sponsored by Calstar, bonus is fishing with none other than Mr Nubs himself, Gary Teraoka. As a Pro Staffer for not only Calstar, but Accurate and Izorline as well, he brings a wealth of knowledge, plenty of relevant swag, and is fun to share the rail with. Really like the dates for this one as we depart on Friday along with the Spirit, Saturday Royal Star turns around for a 7 day and Sunday the 25th........





wait for it........





Eight boats are turning around, 4 from Fisherman's and 4 from Point Loma.
 
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LEGENDS

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May 7, 2011
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American Angler Rockys 8 day opener. Leaves memorial weekend. Back the day Steve K's June trip departs. Got my first hoo last year on this trip. Met up with the guys at their booth at long beach, they are excited as I am and they can't wait to see what new poppers/stickbaits I'll be bringing this year. Gonna be fun.
 

Relacson

@relacson22
Feb 22, 2006
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yours
8 day Sept 17-25 and 13 day Nov 9-22 both trips on the Indy
Also try and get out for a 2 1/2 day in July/Aug
 

jiggyn

Do you even fish?
Jan 26, 2008
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shit talking
Let's see
First String 3 day
Pacific star 2 day
Vagabond 5 day
Vagabond 8 day
And 2017 fingers crossed Maximus 4 1/2 day
And Intrepid 13 day
Throw in a few 1.5 trips and over nighters too
 
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dtf

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Got two booked this year, both on the Indy with who I believe has the most fishy Captain's there is in Jeff. 17 days in April and 13 days in November, can't wait.
 
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Squid Sammich

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Aug 23, 2015
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To be determined
Just one booked this year...

15 days on the Excel in 3 weeks.

I could either squeeze in another trip of 3-5 days somewhere or save that vacation and roll it over next year, try to get 2 long trips in.
 

raw66

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Excel in 3 weeks for 15 days
Royal Star 12 day Seeker trip in Oct
Excel Pelagic16 day in November
1.5 day on Condor last month for some nice yellows.

Neighbor wants to go on a 2.5 or so mid summer trip. Yet to be determined.
 
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dragonballs

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Mar 28, 2008
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Kona for marlin on the sea genie. For three days. April 21,22,23. Can't wait
 

norcaltunaclub

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Mar 18, 2011
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Apollo - 3.5 day (Feb)
Royal Polaris - 15 day (April)
Royal Polaris - 8 day (July)
Might try to sneak something in during the fall....TBD.
 

FatPat

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Wow jealous!

Early June 5 Day on the Shogun
Mid Oct 10 Day on the American Angler

Can't wait
 

Steve K

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Jan 2, 2005
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18' Bayrunner, but I like the American Angler and the Red Rooster III
My first semi LR 6 day Shogun Nov 11
Of all the trips you might start with, maybe the best possible choice in light of the opportunity to catch a triple digit Yellowfin at Guadalupe. Hope it bites half as well as it did last year.
 

backlashjack

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Sold the boat, now I just rent a stateroom on the EXCEL
June 7 day
September 9 day
Local boats during the span and possibly before as well
October 10 day
January 15 day
 

Pangamaster

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Jul 1, 2008
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Holy cow! Some of you have quite the line up going for this year. I'm jealous but happy I get to also get some time in.
 
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pascuale

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Of all the trips you might start with, maybe the best possible choice in light of the opportunity to catch a triple digit Yellowfin at Guadalupe. Hope it bites half as well as it did last year.
Yeah im stoked Steve. Just bought an Avet HXJ and built my first rod, a Calstar GF700XH. Probably should have practiced on a less expensive model but I think the guides will hold, lol. Used Saltydawgs rail
Grip.
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Otis2527

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Feb 23, 2014
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Excel for 8 days in August. Taking my youngest son (18) on his first LR trip.

Should be on few other shorter trips before and after
 

Kevin Helfend

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Not much fishing for me this year or for the next few years. I never thought i would get married, but I did a few years ago. My Step Daughter is going away to school next year. i don't want to her to be strangled by student loans so my fishing money and everything else i can find will be going to CSU Bakersfield.

But I will sneak out every once in a while. Going out on the Pacific Dawn tomorrow night for a quick 1 day :D
 

Rodless_Jim

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I have already been on one trip, 15 days on Excel in February. I have one other trip planned, a little 3-day with my nephew on the Excel Family Adventure II. That will be his introduction to West Coast fishing, as he lives in Florida. He's an avid angler, but he only knows how to use spinners...
 
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