Tackle Recommendations for Sixteen to Twenty-three Day Trips
16 - 23 DAY TRIP
(and Cabo Fly-Down trips)
following list of gear will help our passengers prepare for their
trip. It is by no means a complete list - and some may consider
it to be more than needed. A big part of the service we offer
is to make sure our passengers are as prepared as possible. Of
course, if you have any questions, please feel you can call us
at (619) 221-8500. We're standing by to assist you in planning
your long-range adventure.
PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP - YOU MUST HAVE A PASSPORT! Our permit
to fish the Revillagigedo Islands stipulates that all passengers,
and crew members, have a valid Passport.
DUFFEL BAGS - Considered best for storage, and for dirty laundry.
BOOTS - One pair of short, comfortable boots.
- Bring a change for each day. Light material is best.
SHIRTS - You may need 1 or 2 each day. If
you're sun sensitive long sleeves are in order. Light fabric
for quick drying and coolness in warm weather. Sweatshirts
are handy for nights and cool weather.
SOCKS - Yes! The more the better. At least
a pair for each day.
SHORTS - For those hot sultry summer days.
UNDIES - Don't forget them!
JACKET - For those cool fishing nights and
SNEAKERS - Bring 2 pair so you'll always have
a dry spare.
HAT - Wide brim, baseball caps, foreign legion. Think Sun
LIGHT RAIN GEAR - Very seldom used, but appreciated when it
SUN GLASSES - Polarized to cut the glare. Security straps
will prevent loss over the side.
TOILETRIES - Bath towels, shampoo, soap, razor, toothbrush,
toothpaste, etc. Sunscreen (water proof and broad spectrum type)
TOOLS - Dykes (cross cutting pliers), duck bill pliers, holder
and belt, hook sharpener.
ROD BELTS - A personal choice as to what is most comfortable for you. Brands: Ripoff's, Tanaguchi, Braid, Smitty. There are several sizes and a wide price range. (Available for rent at Point Loma Sportfishing)
HARNESS - Should be the kidney belt or sit down type.
RUBBER GLOVES - For handling your catch at the end of trip.
HAY HOOK - For dragging fish around the dock.
CAMERA & FILM - Make sure you have a supply of film and
batteries. Cordless video recorders are also welcome.
ENTERTAINMENT - Use the travel time to catch up on that favorite book. We have a great selection of DVDs, but you're more than welcome to bring one or two to share.
WRITING MATERIAL - Notebook, stationary, pens and pencils
for making notes on what to bring next trip (and what to leave
behind.) Keep a daily journal of the action - it will add to your
SEA SICK MEDICATION & REMEDIES - Check with your Physician
for preferred method of prevention (Transderm patches are back!
These appear to be highly successful.) There are several over-the-counter
products that are very effective. Your local Pharmacist would
be another excellent source for recommendations.
50SW, PENN 50S, or SHIMANO TL50W LRS
or 760H CAL STAR GRAFIGHTER
50SW or PENN 50S
6460XH, or 760M CAL STAR GRAFIGHTER
50SW, PENN 50S or SHIMANO TLD50 LRS
6460H, OR 760M CAL STAR GRAFIGHTER
30S, or SHIMANO TLD30 (Both 2 speed)
or 760L CAL STAR GRAFIGHTER
30S, or SHIMANO TLD30 (Both 2 speed)
20T or SHIMANO TLD20 (Both 2 speed)
6470, 6465H or 700H CAL STAR GRAFIGHTER
4/0 Yellowtail Special (4:1 gear ratio),
533 (4:6 to 1 gear ratio), or
540 (4:6 to 1 gear ratio)
4/0, NEWELL 533, or NEWELL 540
338, PENN 555, or SHIMANO 20/40
Preferred brands of Rods in order of quality and performance are: CAL STAR, CAL STAR GRAFIGHTER and SEEKER. All Reels should have light weight Aluminum spools. Newell and Accurate are best. Preferred brand of line is IZORLINE (blue or clear).
229 or DAIWA SL20
are several variations on model numbers and type of Rods and Reels.
We've listed the model #'s that we feel work best. Fishing methods
are constantly changing, so the wise angler always stays abreast
of the latest in techniques and tackle. Consult your favorite
California saltwater Tackle Store, or give us a call as your trip
approaches, for latest updates and information.
Mustad 94150, Bronze Finish;Size= 2/0, 4/0 & 6/0, Quantity=
36 of each
Mustad 7691 Big Game; Size= 8/0; Quantity= 10 each
Owner Gorilla; Size= 2/0 & 4/0; Quantity= 10 of each
Mustad 39965D; Size= 14/0 & 6/0; Quantity= 10 of each
Super Mutu; Size= 4/0; Quantity= 15
CATCHING RIGS Owner Octopus (4 Hook Rigs & 2 Hook Rigs)
8 each - #4 Hooks, 20 lb. with 4 hooks per rig for Caballitto's
4 each - #1/0 or #2/0 Hooks, 40 lb. with 2 or 3 hook
rig for Salami's (big Mackerel)
CATCHING RIGS 2 Each; Mid or Large size (May come in handy)
& BACKING MATERIAL
100 yards of 150 lb. Izorline, Big Game or Maxima. Plus
100 yards of 200 lb. Izorline, Big Game or Maxima. Plus
All reels for big Tuna (100+ lbs) should be equipped with at least 3/4 spool of 80 lb. Spectra backing, or 135 lb. Spectra backing.
1 Each - 2 lb. Spools of most commonly used: 100#, 80#, 60# &
50# Blue for day time, Clear for day time & night (Line is
also available onboard, at Tackle Store prices).
Torpedo - 4 Each (4oz, 6oz, 8oz, 12oz, & 16oz.)
SALAS, TADY, HOPKINS & IRON MAN are our favorites. Small heavys.