Tackle Recommendations for Sixteen to Twenty-three Day Trips
16 - 23 DAY TRIP
(and Cabo Fly-Down trips)


The 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.

CLOTHING -  PANTS - 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 cooler weather. 
SNEAKERS - Bring 2 pair so you'll always have a dry spare. 
RUBBER BOOTS - One pair of short, comfortable boots.

HAT - Wide brim, baseball caps, foreign legion. Think Sun Protection.

LIGHT RAIN GEAR - Very seldom used, but appreciated when it rains.

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 photos.

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.

Rods and Reels 
RIG #1  Line Size100# 
Rod Size6455XXH 
RIG #2  Line Size80# or 100# 
Reel SizePENN 50SW or PENN 50S 
RIG #3  Line Size80# 
Rod Size6465XH, 6460XH, or 760M CAL STAR GRAFIGHTER 
RIG #4  Line Size60# 
Rod Size6465H, 6460H, OR 760M CAL STAR GRAFIGHTER 
Reel SizePENN 30S, or SHIMANO TLD30 (Both 2 speed) 
RIG #5  Line Size50# 
Rod Size6465H or 760L CAL STAR GRAFIGHTER 
Reel SizePENN 30S, or SHIMANO TLD30 (Both 2 speed) 
RIG #6  Line Size50# 
Rod Size6460H or 6465H 
Reel SizePENN 20T or SHIMANO TLD20 (Both 2 speed) 
RIG #7  Line Size50# 
Rod Size670H, 6470, 6465H or 700H CAL STAR GRAFIGHTER 
Reel SizePENN 4/0 Yellowtail Special (4:1 gear ratio),
NEWELL 533 (4:6 to 1 gear ratio), or
NEWELL 540 (4:6 to 1 gear ratio) 
RIG #8  Line Size40# 
Rod Size655H or 670 
Reel SizePENN 4/0, NEWELL 533, or NEWELL 540 
RIG #9  Line Size30# 
Rod Size670 or 870 
Reel SizeNEWELL 338, PENN 555, or SHIMANO 20/40 
RIG #10  Line Size15# or 20# 
Rod Size270 
Reel SizeNEWELL 229 or DAIWA SL20 

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).

There 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

MACKEREL 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)

SQUID CATCHING RIGS 2 Each; Mid or Large size (May come in handy)

100 yards of 150 lb. Izorline, Big Game or Maxima. Plus appropriate sleeves.
100 yards of 200 lb. Izorline, Big Game or Maxima. Plus appropriate sleeves.

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.

LINE 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).

SINKERS Torpedo - 4 Each (4oz, 6oz, 8oz, 12oz, & 16oz.)

SALAS, TADY, HOPKINS & IRON MAN are our favorites. Small heavys.

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