fightingfish

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  1. I’ve seen amberjack so fired up following up hooked fish over deep reefs that they’ll hit anything that touches the water. That’s when you toss em poppers and watch 60+lb tanks crush it and run...I have no doubt that they’d hit a banana with a big hook on it. As said before, good luck getting it rigged up without getting thrown in by the captain, though!
  2. Just checked with a friend. He’s got one. I’ll try to get some weights tomorrow.
  3. Hi folks! Haven’t been bass fishing lately...mostly been focusing offshore when I can get out (not frequently enough). I’m honestly not too sure what I’ve got here...it’s been a long time. I’m told I’ve got an Eel Punt cup face popper, a couple LIfishVT pencils, a Yozuri pencil, a Tsunami popper, and another pencil (blue/white) that looks sweet, but I can’t remember who made it. All have been carried, some have been fished, all are fishy! $75 shipped PayPal CONUS, OBO.
  4. I suck, and I don’t have a functioning small scale. I used to use a small digital scale to weigh out hops when I used to brew beer...moved houses, beer stuff got packed away, and the scale went missing.
  5. Hey folks, if I’m way off on price, please let me know...I’ve been out of the inshore ga,e with any regularity for a bit, now. Would it help if I pulled the big Tsunami out, since it ain’t wood and it ain’t a yozuri? Here are individual pics, if that helps. I’m gonna shut this down and go another avenue of these don’t move. I’m itching for a Ruger carbine, and I just gotta free up a little more hobby money!
  6. In case anyone wanted some measurements: Tape measure in hand: all measurements do not include tail hardware, and should be taken with a tiny grain of salt two redheads- 6.25” blue pencil: barely shy of 7” yozuri- 6.75” eel punt cupface- 5.125” bigass Tsunami- just shy of 8”
  7. I’m gonna try to keep em together For now so I don’t lose my pants on shipping...will update if I decide to split. Thanks for your interest, though.
  8. Bump. Taking offers!
  9. Price drop-$68 shipped, OBO.
  10. Hey folks, if I’m way off base with regards to price, feel free to cut me a reasonable offer. I’ve been out of the game for a bit. Thanks!
  11. Hit up captain Roberto Navarro on the Wearever for some sick jigging/popping action!
  12. Up for sale is my like new Daiwa Isla 7000 High Gear model. It’s a US reel, so no issues with Daiwa service. The only reason I’m selling is because I’ve moved towards Shimano for my offshore gear, and I like matching stuff...I know. I can’t find any marks on the reel, but I have used it a couple times, so I’d say 9.5/10 condition. Silky smooth, fast and powerful. Has well over 400yds of Jerry Brown hollow 100lb, and a casting wind on from Pelagic Outfitters. Get your tuna popping gear in order now, so when they show up like they have in recent years, you’re ready! Have box and paperwork. $620 shipped and insured to the lower 48.
  13. Thanks for the offer, but I have to pass.
  14. Last bump, folks!
  15. Bump. Will entertain reasonable offers.
  16. Cool, but I need some bigger sizes! 8k and up!
  17. I think that’s a permit. Could be wrong, though!
  18. Bump!
  19. Cool video!
  20. I'm buddies with one of the proprietors of Sand City. Awesome dude, and I'd say the best beer on LI. Greenport is great too, though. I love the old location in the old firehouse, and the new spot is sweet too. Barrier in Oceanside has some great pales as well!
  21. Nice sized blues blues last week down in NC! We were vertical jigging over wrecks for amberjack, trying to get them fired up enough to hit poppers, and we had probably 6 or so blues over 10lbs come over the gunwale. It was funny watching my NC buddies shouting about the huge yankee blues!
  22. I watched one throw a bunch of wind knots...guy said it was good otherwise, though.
  23. As someone who is more boat/offshore oriented (though I still get out for the stripers as often as possible), I find it pretty informative to see how different rods bend under similar loads. Once you understand what 20lbs feels/looks like on a few setups, you can learn a good bit about a new rod by watching it lift the same amount. Does it tell the whole story? No way! There are so many other variables! But is it helpful, particularly with a heavy jigging rod, where you are often fighting a fish directly under the boat, to see how it bends with a known weight? Definitely, especially if you can't get your hands on the gear quite yet.
  24. That's flippin cool! I've caught baby AJ under a weather buoy roughly 20mi off the Long Island coast. I'd love to see a decent population take hold up here!
  25. Not since I discovered back bay topwater stripers have I been so utterly consumed by a method of fishing. I know the techniques have been around for decades (centuries?), and I know there's really nothing "revolutionary" about it, but all of the new rod, reel, and line technology really makes vertical jigging an experience like no other. And that's to say nothing of tossing topwater plugs to big-ass, angry pelagics! Who does it? What's your preferred gear? What are your targets? Who are your favorite captains? Let's get the conversation going! Here are some pics of my jig and pop catches