What was your first SD long range trip? Over 5 days to qualify!

Discussion in 'San Diego Long Range fishing Reports' started by Pangamaster, Oct 26, 2018.

  1. potuna

    potuna Unknown member

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    Again that’s what was done back
    The op asked about how it was back then and that’s how it was. So get off your high horse and remove the stick wherever it’s lodged.
     
  2. caballo del mar

    caballo del mar Well-Known "Member"

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    16 day on the Royal Polaris with Steve Loomis and Rollo Heyn in 1982. Caught a 314 lb. yft on 80 lb. Maxima, 5 1/2 foot rod and a single speed reel. Never touched the rail with the rod.
     
  3. gregory

    gregory Member

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    For me, it was the Haj Shimada 8 day trip on the Excel back in October 1995. I just got married the month earlier and felt so lonely while I was on the boat I couldn't wait to get off it (but that sure changed over the years). And just prior to that, I bought 3 new outfits including a TLD 20 and 2 TLD 30s. Randy Toussiant was the captain and we hit the Ridge. We found a school of giant wahoo which ate our bombs. I didn't think anything about landing a 93 pound 'hoo (on the new TLD 20) since a bigger 'hoo was on the deck (it was captured on film and displayed in the galley of the Excel for years with the crew holding this 106 pound monster).

    I've been doing several 6-8 day trips every year now. These are my favorite trips! But I don't think I caught a wahoo since over #45!!!
     
  4. PheasantHunter

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    I did a 3.5 day trip on the Big Game 90 in 2005. Lots of fish and variety but no size. The water maker quit one night and the crew didn't drink coffee. That first shot of coffee (full of salt) was a terrible way to start the day! In 2014, finally saved enough to fish the Red Rooster III, caught my first wahoo, wide-open yft and great yt fishing.
     
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  5. Roadrunner

    Roadrunner Member

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    Here you about the limits. did not realize what I had till the pile started at the docks
    9 from the mid 1980's). Do not even want to say more as things have changed. Wish I would have had 5 star to help me cut and package it all. Finally cried uncle and got a local butcher shop to help. the other guy broke his trailer springs
     
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  6. Corndog

    Corndog Landlocked

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    My first 7 to 10 days were on a baitank lol
     
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  7. feeder

    feeder I gaff sardines....

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    11 day Wahoodad and Willy trip on the Intrepid in 2009. When the dust settled there were 35 cows and 7 super cows in the holds. Great first trip to say the least with a great group.
     
  8. sdrepairman

    sdrepairman Well-Known "Member"

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    Way back in 2015 I was lucky enough to get on a charter on the Apollo off to gaudelupe island. It was supposed to be a 6 day trip but we filled the fish holds cause the fishing was so good and went home a day early.
     
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  9. spinner

    spinner Well-Known "Member"

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    my first long range trip was seven days and it was the worst fishing experience of my life and I will not mention any names. the boat was great/the skipper was great/crew bad/charter master terrible and all of his friends on the boat were terrible.
    but I did not give in or give up and went on the royal Starr owned by lepresti and it was like night and day. somebody turned the switch back on. then I met rolls on the rp. he taught me the rules of the road personally one day all afternoon on a travel day
     
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  10. hucklongfin

    hucklongfin Deep release specialist

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    My 1st 10 day was the Phenix trip on the Excel in 2014 and I've done it each year since then.
     
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  11. Noah & Scoot

    Noah & Scoot Wishin I Was Fishin

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    ‘82 Q-105 8day. Sansome, Grabowski, Cliff
    Hoffy, Sam and Danny! Awesome intro to long range. This skinny little kid was a passenger, his name was Randy. He schooled everyone. I hooked a hoo on 30lb straight mono, got smoked. Cliff yelled out “ welcome to the zing powy club” It was wide at the Alijos bank on the 50-100lb yft good times!
     
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  12. FLLR1

    FLLR1 Member

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    Sounds like a 7 day trip I did many years ago as well.
     
  13. FLLR1

    FLLR1 Member

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    My first trip over 4 days was on the RR3 with my dad. It was either the 3rd or 4th trip after they got the new boat. Skipper was Danny Palm. Awesome Trip-although I cannot remember how many fish my dad and I caught. Just remember being with my dad and the experience on a premier boat. My dad has been gone for 18 years now. I am so thankful he took me fishing and that I have such wonderful memories.

    LT
     
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  14. Luke

    Luke Uses alot of bait!

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    Was Cliff the very thin deckhand in his 50s with very dark blue tattoos over his arms and legs? If yes, then I fished with him back in the 60s and 70s......if I remember correctly a quiet but cool guy.
     
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  15. Noah & Scoot

    Noah & Scoot Wishin I Was Fishin

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    Oh ya that was Cliff!! Old sailor kind of guy.
     
  16. Anglewood

    Anglewood Up to no good...

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    July 2012, 7 Day, NorCal Tuna Club Charter, on the Intrepid with Capt Kevin Osborne at the helm. Before that, my longest trip was a half day. Our first stop was The Ridge where we limited on YT, then moved around a bit and by the end of the trip I had a quintuple grand slam: YT, YFT, BFT, Dodo, and a bonus WSB. I had no idea at the time how special that was. I am now hooked for life and do a couple of long trips a year interspersed by several more local trips.

    -Connor
     
  17. dh515

    dh515 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    November 1983 10 day on the Vagabond with Captain Mike Lackey. We went to Alijos rocks. Trip cost $1000. I remember being stoked to see a place I had been reading and about in magazines. Caught my first wahoo, a troll fish that went airborne to pounce on a pink jet head I had made. I also saw a wahoo explode on a seagull sitting on the water, never to be seen again. My buddy won the jackpot with a 112 lb. yft caught on an anchovy, straight 40 lb. mono on a Shimano Triton Mk IV. He almost got spooled 3 times but got the fish.
     
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  18. AKSalmon

    AKSalmon I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    My first long range trip was a 10 day on the Red Rooster in 2007. I had a great time and got completely addicted -- I've gone at least once per year since then -- even though the trip was not the best: The boat caught exactly zero YFT!! But I also caught my first wahoo plus tons of YT and dorado. Julio was driving and worked the deck as well. When he saw that I had hooked up to that first ever wahoo, he followed me around the deck giving encouragement and needed pointers. It's that kind of help from the crew as well as passengers that makes long range fishing so special. The food isn't bad either...
     
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  19. Blackfish

    Blackfish Fishing, a perpetual series of occasions for hope.

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    Does "private boat" trips over 5 days qualify?
     
  20. SlideRight

    SlideRight Just Fishin'

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    Wow, a bit surprised Mike Lackey was running Vag back then. Must have been very young. Took a couple trips on her around that time frame but ran by Charlie Long & to the Lupe. Another great guy, R.I.P. Thanks for posting. Brought back some good Vagabond memories.
     

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