What would you bring. 3 day May 31-June 2nd??

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  1. carloscafe

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    With all the hype about local blue fin, I jumped on a 3 day at the end of May. So not knowing how fishing will be and what we will target, what should I take with me?
    1. My normal gear of 10 rods/reels that I take on my fall 7 day.
    2. A little less with 1 each of a 30lb, 40lb, 50lb, 60lb and 80lb set up.
    I usually use the boats set up for trolling and kite.

    Suggestions/ comments are appreciated
     
  2. SSUfish

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    That's what I would bring. An assortment of hooks, sinkers, rubber bands and maybe an extra spool of 20lb fluoro.
     
  3. Jack Bite

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    Make America great again hat
     
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  4. jiggyn

    jiggyn Do you even fish?

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    3 setups where you can quickly change the top shot and handle from 30-130lb test range
    Setup 1: 30-50
    Setup 2: 60-80
    Setup 3: 80-130
     
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  5. ZZZZZ

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    That's how I'm rolling soon and ready to learn 2019.. I always loose guides flying rods back and forth bubble wrapped. I'm not checking reels. Just need 3 rods to get it done

    But if you have it bring it if its realistic without intruding space. Best way to minimize as mentioned. A few rods and more reels then rods or top shot chamges. Back up reels

    If I had a kite rod still. I would bring it and it could even be loaned out after fighting the fish and my turn is up
     
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  6. eric harner

    eric harner Caliente Tuna

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    That's what I'm bringing on my 3 day trip coming up. I will add a surface iron rig.. I could bring my long range arsonal but why as stated changing tops is fast & easy..
     
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  7. sierraazuel

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    What he said.
     
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  8. Sawmill killer

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    From reports I've read most bluefin are getting hooked on 30lb, 40lb or 50lb fly lined bait. Some at night on 60lb bait or the usual flatfalls set ups.
     
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  9. SouthBayKiller

    SouthBayKiller I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    25lb
    30lb
    40/50lb
    60lb
    80/100lb bait
    100lb flat fall
    Jig stick

    Is what I would bring usually given the past 5 years and what it’s looking like is likely so far this year.

    The heavy flat fall could be one setup, but I have been bringing 2 on most trips. The heavier one could also be used as a kite rod if that is a thing too. The 60lb bait could be left out, but it doubles as my yo-yo outfit so it’s coming with me.
     
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  10. Tar Pit

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    Best post of the week. :appl:
     
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  12. surfgoose

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    You might consider bringing a heavy bowfishing setup. Those bluefin on last years' Memorial Day Weekend trip would swim by within ten feet of the boat and flip a fin at us and bite NOTHING that we tossed at them. I seriously considered putting a knife in my teeth and diving in after them.

    My very best wishes are extended to ALL who are fishing local tuna this spring. They are there, for sure, but I think that they are subsidized by Big Pharma to increase sales of anti-stroke medicines. Talk about frustrating . . .
     
  13. jer dog

    jer dog Fishing is life

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    I would leave the 25, Lb setup home
    And double up on the 40, Lb setup.
     
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    SouthBayKiller I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I'm a tackle ho, I'll bring both :D
     
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    jer dog Fishing is life

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    My friend is the same way as you,
    By the time he gets all rigged up,
    He is worn out .
     
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    SouthBayKiller I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Yes, most everyone else is cracking their 2nd beer by the time I get to my 5th rod. I'm usually pretty quick though, and later in the trip when someone has a failure and I can tell them to grab my backup out of the rack, I catch up in the beer tally later :D
     
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    What helps him some, is he puts the
    Flouro on at home ,so he just has to
    Put the reel on, then a hook or jig,
    And if he can rig up top,
    He does.
     
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    A lot of patience.
     
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  19. Mike Nall

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    What I’ve noticed on the smaller vessels is the availability of rod storage. I’d narrow it down to the least amount of set-ups that have the most amount of potential line classes. Small/Big/Jumbo/Long Rod
     
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    I'd bring 6-7 set-ups and cover all the possibilities, might only use one the whole trip but you never know. If you got it bring it,won't do you any good at home.
     
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