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fishing wanted
 Feb 29, 2004; 03:56PM
 Category:  Boats Wanted
 Name for Contacts:  TOM ZENAHLIK

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Nov 2002 Best Photo
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Debbie Dardeen 38 lbs Striped Bass
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fishing tips and tricks
 Mar 23, 2004; 01:15PM - In depth spinnerbaiting
 Category:  Freshwater Bass Fishing Tips
 Author Name:  Steven Narup
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Click here to enlarge Tip&Trick Description 1: The equipment that Steven Narup
prefers to use is a Pflueger Trion.
Click here to enlarge Tip&Trick Description 2: Gambler Pro Series Spinnerbait

In-depth Spinnerbaiting

By: Steven Narup

When most people are asked, “what is a spinnerbait?” They will more then likely reply with this, “it has a hook with a wire attached to it, with a lead head and a silicone skirt, with either one or two blades.” The majority of the time they will automatically describe the clothes pin spinnerbait. Well in essence, there is much more to that. There is more then just that style of spinnerbait, this is what most people do not understand. Two other spinnerbait types are just as productive when presented in the right situation. These two baits are the tail-spinner and the in-line spinner. These baits are slowly catching on to the clothespin spinnerbait.

There are quite a few styles of spinnerbaits, including tail spinners, in-line spinners, and clothespin style spinnerbaits. Each style has there own time and place. The most widely used of these spinnerbait choices, is the clothes pin style.

Tail spinners can be a great choice when fishing for smallmouth bass and or finicky largemouth due to the bait’s compact size.

In-line Spinners became obsolete for many years by most bass anglers. Until now, they are slowly catching on to both Smallmouth and Largemouth anglers.

In-line spinners are a great bait when the fish are active but they can also be great when presented it other situations. Most people use in-line spinners when the fish are in a negative feeding mood, due to the bait’s smaller more compact size. There is one problem with in-line spinners, which keep the majority of people away from them, the fact that they will give you line twist. To help with this scenario try a high quality stainless steel ball bearing, this will cut back on the line twist. A ball bearing helps prevent line twist like so, when the bait starts to spin and twist in the water column the line will most likely twist without a ball bearing. However, if you have a ball bearing connecting the leader to the main line, when the bait twists the ball bearing spins the line back so that the line will not twist. If by any chance you do have line twist, let out a couple hundred feet of line into the water and turn your trolling motor on, this will get most of the twist out of your line. Another trick is the tie your line to a heavy object and stretch the line out by tightening your drag and pulling the line.

The clothespin style spinnerbait comes in many different combinations including blade size and style and different size heads. There are Steel and Titanium wires. The Titanium version is nearly indestructible, and needs little or no tuning at all. Titanium also lets off quite a bit more vibration then steel. The heads on clothespin spinnerbaits are starting to be produced with different materials as well, such as Lead, and Tungsten. Spinnerbait anglers are slowly starting to make the switch to Tungsten spinnerbaits, due to the fact the head is almost ¾ the size of lead, making the bait work through cover almost effortlessly.

. In general, spinnerbaits are a very versatile lure, which is one main reason why most bass anglers use them. Bass anglers have been using them for many years now and they still produce fish as if they came out yesterday, you just have to know the different ways to fish the bait.

Tail spinners can be great finesse baits and they can be fished shallow or deep, because the body of the bait is lead, with a little blade on the back. The majority of tail spinners come with a single treble hook, making them not as easy as the clothespin style spinnerbait when trying to fish through thick cover. To work the tail-spinner you can just reel the bait back to the boat, but doing this you will reduce the odds of catching more fish, but it does work. Instead, you should give the bait a little action. You can yo-yo the bait by letting the bait fall to the bottom, then pick your rod tip up to about a 10 o’clock position, just keep repeating this procedure unless you are not producing. On the other hand, you can do a combination of things, to give the fish something different to look at. You can yo-yo the bait during part of the cast, then reel, or twitch it back to the boat. One last way to fish this bait would be to vertical jig it, in deep, clear, cold water. This technique will work in different conditions, but works best in deep, clear, cold water. When you vertical jig a tail spinner you cast the bait out a few feet and let the bait fall vertically, on a semi-slack line then you slowly lift your rod tip and shake the bait, let the bait fall and keep repeating this process. I like to use baitcasting gear when fishing tail spinners, but there are times when you need to fish lighter baits and that is when spinning gear comes into play. I mainly fish Pflueger rods and reels. The rods are very nice they come with premium Fuji guides and a Fuji reel seat, making the rod one nice package. I really like the Trion Baitcasting reel because they come with five ball bearings, one roller bearing and a smooth multi-disc main gear applied star drag system, making this a great reel for mostly any type of fishing. The reel is great if you want to fish a lighter line, because you can set your drag and the drag is so smooth that when a fish pools there will not be as much stress on the line itself.

In-line spinners have been around for over fifty years, and they are still going strong, Mepps has been in the in-line spinner business for a while now, and they still sell great. Most anglers do not use in-line spinners while fishing for bass instead they are using bigger in-line spinners fishing for pike or musky. However, I know they are missing a lure that can catch bass like it can pike and musky. I have had great success fishing in-line spinners in creek openings, where the creek empties into the main river, fishing for smallmouth bass. In-line spinners can be worked shallow or deep, they come with or without tails, painted blades or non-painted blades. When you work an in-line spinner, the best possible way to fish these is to reel them in. If you try to jerk the bait, you will lose a lot of action, because in-line spinners are not made for jerking. In-line spinners let off a lot of flash, and maximum flash happens when you just reel it in. When I fish in-line spinners I like to use spinning gear preferably the Pflueger Trion spinning rod in a 6 ½ foot medium action, with a Pflueger Trion spinning reel, because they come in a 6:3:1 gear ratio which will allow you to speed up the bait without getting as tired out. They are very smooth and cast light baits a mile.

Clothespin spinnerbaits are one of your more versatile bait in the spinnerbait family. You can work them quite a few different ways, and give the bait a great action if you desire. When I work a safety pin spinnerbait, I really like to use a Pflueger Trion Baitcasting rod, anywhere from 6-foot medium to a 7-foot medium heavy action. The 6-foot rod will help you when you want to make accurate casts, and the 7-foot rod will help when you want to get distance with your bait. With the Trion rods, they are extra sensitive high modulus graphite, which will give you the ability to feel the blades turn on your bait. I will throw the bait on 15-20 pound test Berkley Trilene XL. When you work a safety pin spinnerbait, you can just reel it in, but again you are going to be missing some fish. When I fish a safety pin style spinnerbait, I sometimes jerk the bait, doing this gives the bait sort of an injured baitfish presentation. You can also let the bait flutter down, then you pick up your rod tip, and repeat, doing this gives the bait a yo-yo type effect. If I am going to be fishing a spinnerbait in cold water, I will look for anything that lets off heat because this will warm up the water just a little bit, fish do feel the difference, and I will fish the bait around that. If the fish are just coming up and nipping at the bait, you may want to add a trailer hook for extra insurance. I will usually throw a spinnerbait with a trailer hook in any tournament situation. If the fish are coming up and hitting that bait and not taking it you can use a soft plastic trailer, I like to use the Gambler Pro Series Spinnerbaits, beacause they come with high quailty blades and ball bearings, making it almost effortless to slow roll them and let them flutter down. To dress the Gambler Pro Series spinnerbait up I prefer the three-inch Bear Claw Grub from Bearpaws Custom Handpoured Baits. I like the Bearpaws grub because it comes with the scent baked right in to the bait, this will give you a definite edge on other anglers, because you will not need to use scent on the exterior of the bait.

Spinnerbaits are a great and versatile lure that have made a lot of many for companies in the fishing industry. The only thing I can say is next time you go out on the water I dare you to tie on a spinnerbait, and I know that you will not regret it.

fishing boats and accessories
 Aug 4, 2003; 09:08PM - 1979 20 foot open Skipjack
 Category:  Boats
 Price:  9500
 Name for Contacts:  Kim Monaco
 Phone:  949-872-3233
 City:  Costa Mesa
 State:  California
 Country:  USA
Click here to enlarge Description 1: Boat is in great condition stored under covered carport.
Click here to enlarge Description 2: Interior is recently reupholstered and seats have been reinforced boat interior is actually in very good conditon.
Click here to enlarge Description 3: Volvo penta 350 with volvo 280 outdrive single prop and has recently been serviced at Sea and Ski Marine of Southern California one of the finest Volvo repair shop around. Motor purrs like a kitten and it turn key well maintained.

fishing reports
 Oct 15, 2007; 11:22AM - Cabo Bite Report
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  George Landrum
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Report Description:
Captain George Landrum
Cabo Fish Report
October 8-14, 2007

WEATHER: Nights have been a very comfortable mid 70’s for most of the week with a few evenings seeing a drop of a few degrees more. Our daytime highs have been in the mid to high 80’s. Winds have been out of the northwest for most of the week with a one day shift on Saturday when the came from the east. Wind speeds have been in the 10-knot range in the mid afternoon. No rain for the week, and if things hold as true as some folks say, tomorrow we should see the annual October 15 temperature drop. Long time residents say that every October 15 the average daytime temperature drops 5 degrees, almost like clockwork. Hmm…
WATER: Surface conditions on the Pacific side of the Cape were choppy early in the week and later on they quieted down a bit. Early in the mornings the water was rough up to the Cristobal area and then it smoothed out, later in the day the winds picked up a bit and it became choppy all the way up the line. As the week drew to a close things smoothed out and while there were still whitecaps, they were farther apart and pretty much confined to the current lines. Speaking of current lines, we had a fairly well defined break this week, all week long. It ran on both side of the Cape from five miles offshore from San Jose to Cabo on the Cortez side of the Cape and from just to the north of the Golden Gate to Cabo on the Pacific side. Inside the five-mile area and extending in a swath 10 miles wide from the tip of the Cape to at least 60 miles to the southwest the water was a very even 85 degrees. Outside this swath on the Pacific side the temperature dropped to 81-82 degrees and was quite a bit bluer and on the Cortez side it dropped to 83 degrees with about the same clarity.
BAIT: There was some Mackerel available this week but they were not lasting long in the bait tanks. Most of the boats were getting Caballito and both baits were the normal $2 per bait. There were Sardinas available as well at the normal $20 per scoop.

BILLFISH: This week was a total repeat of last weeks report; things did not change at all on the billfish front. Late in the week there was a good bite on Blue and Striped Marlin at the Gorda Banks, there were tailing Stripers to be found on the 95 Spot and there were Sailfish 6 miles off of the Arch. Billfish were scattered all over the place but the bottom structure seemed to be the place to find them this week. While I did not go there myself, I heard reports of a very good Striped Marlin bite up at the Finger Bank early in the week with many boats getting double digit numbers of fish released. Our best lure color this week was Bleeding Mackerel for the Sailfish and Striped Marlin and Purple-Blue-Silver for the Blue and Black Marlin.
YELLOWFIN TUNA: There were no large Tuna reported this week but there were schools of footballs scattered from the Cabrilla Seamount on the Cortez side to the area just to the north of the Golden Gate Bank on the Pacific side. All these fish were associated with porpoise and were averaging 15 pounds. A few larger fish in the 50-pound class were caught but there were not many of them.
DORADO: Once again there were Dorado scattered just about everywhere but the best concentrations were on the Pacific side 3 miles off the beach inside the Golden Gate Bank and north of there. In the middle of the week there was a log and an uprooted tree found to the inside of the Bank, and they were about five miles from each other, right on the current-color-temp break. It was a bonanza on Dorado for the first few boats there every day and even with 15 boats working the debris fish were caught by everyone. Not until the area became a parking lot with over 30 boats in a half-mile area did the bite drop off, but it renewed every day. The fish ran in size from small 5 pounders (please let the babies go!) to nice fish in the 15-18 pound class. Almost everyone was able to get a few fish in the box but a few greedy boats reported keeping 30-40 fish each. With only four anglers on the boat and two crew, these guys were killing 5-6 times the legal limit. Live bait was the key to getting these fish to bite early ion the day and later on live bait fished off of downriggers or dropped on 6 ounces of lead hooked anglers up to the by then hook-shy fish.
WAHOO: We did not have a full moon this week so the bite on Wahoo was a bit off compared to what it had been, but still, boats that worked the 100 fathom and shallower areas just off the beach on the Pacific side, and the Gorda Banks area on the Cortez side were able to report some action on these speedsters. The best lures were swimming plugs such as Marauders and big Rapalla countdowns run close to the boat, mostly within the first three wakes. A few boats reported two fish out of three or four strikes and the fish averaged 25 pounds.
INSHORE: The inshore Roosterfish bite started up again with most of the fish in the small range at 5-10 pounds but almost everyone that targeted the Roosters were able to release at least one or two in the 30 pound class. Dorado were plentiful just a bit farther off the beach and an average catch consisted of four or five per Panga. Plenty of Bonita and Skipjack with a few football Yellowfin rounded out the inshore fishery.
Notes: I am getting older and the last few days have taken their toll on me. With tournament time coming up it’s not going to get any better. I have been watching the baseball playoffs every night and staying up until midnight really hurts, and I get up before 5 am every morning. Sigh, to be young again! For those who have not done so yet, please check out the web site linked below, it is for a good cause, our continued ability to call ourselves the “Marlin Capitol of the World”.

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