First trip out - Venice, LA

Discussion in 'Pelagics' started by rtran, Nov 29, 2007.

  1. rtran

    rtran Senior Member

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    Hey guys,

    Me and 3 buddies are going on our first tuna trip and want to get a heads up of what to expect/bring. I've been told I should bring a popper and jigger but then again the variety of them limits to what I want to buy. We have no idea of color/weight. I thought about just forgetting about it and just follow the captains suggestions! If any of you guys can chime in to help make this a trip we won't forget, please do!
     
  2. rtran

    rtran Senior Member

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    We are going with CaptEddie and all his trips looks awesome! Just wondering if they are going by captains suggestions or if they are doing their own thing to catch those monsters.
     

  3. A.whitman

    A.whitman Senior Member

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    i am going with you guys on the other boat. i am very exited. i believe that most of those big cows are caught chunking. eddie will have everything we need for that. i am bringing a popping rod and a jigging rod just in case!
     
  4. rtran

    rtran Senior Member

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    that sounds good to me! this is going to get very expensive and i havent even bought anything yet! all these reels/rods/lures - i want them all!
     
  5. gman

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    If your going in January you will be fishing an area called the lump. He will be chunking at that time of the year, which is a great time to fish there becuase all teh big boys are around. I would bring 1 jigging and popping set up just incase other than that i would assume you will be using bent but 50ws
     
  6. lite-liner

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    PurEvl, you are about to cross the threshold into another realm of
    sportfishing; Bigger fish, greater acheivements, MORE$$!
    I sold my race car to fund this hobby, & I'm still spending....
    -Brian
     
  7. gman

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  8. lite-liner

    lite-liner troll enforcement Staff Member

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    Oh ya, bad! I'm no MrBill, & I don't really have duplicates of anything but lures, but I do have 1 of almost everything, including a new boat.
    I'd say I'm @ about full, but I still want a couple rods:
    Zenaq FC-83-5
    Calstar GFG-700h ( for that damn Accurate 665 I just HAD to have..)
    And some new electronics:
    Lowrance LCX-37 chd- $1300 for that!
    And a trip to Tanzania, Kenn reef, Seychelles, Fiji, Oman, Cowtown,
    3 kings, etc, ad nauseum. it never stops, man.
    it's a quest for angler nirvana, that's the best I can come up with.....
     
  9. shanker

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    here is what you need to buy, an Avet EXW 4/02 for chunking mounted on a nice 80lb Calstar or Seeker rod

    and to match up with a lighter setup, I would suggest an Avet HX either wide or narrow on an OTI rod of choice
     
  10. gman

    gman Senior Member

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    Oh ya, bad! I'm no MrBill, & I don't really have duplicates of anything but lures, but I do have 1 of almost everything, including a new boat.
    I'd say I'm @ about full, but I still want a couple rods:
    Zenaq FC-83-5
    Calstar GFG-700h ( for that damn Accurate 665 I just HAD to have..)
    And some new electronics:
    Lowrance LCX-37 chd- $1300 for that!
    And a trip to Tanzania, Kenn reef, Seychelles, Fiji, Oman, Cowtown,
    3 kings, etc, ad nauseum. it never stops, man.
    it's a quest for angler nirvana, that's the best I can come up with.....

    I have the zenaq you listed, its sweet are you planning on going on the December 14th Big E trip. If so you can try it out

    **alos congrats on the new ride
     
  11. tngbmt

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    correct me if i'm wrong, at the lump there are no flying fish, popping is very limited since top water feeding isnt as furious, jigging depth is less than 200' and there are hundreds of boats anchored in parking lot style fishing, no schooling bft and it's mostly a daytime bite. i think i'm leaving everything at home and bringing just my avet LX setup and a few jigs for snappers & sharks, for yft i'll use capt eddie's rigs..
     
  12. rtran

    rtran Senior Member

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    im going to use eddies stuff, first time out so we can bs and what works etc. i dont want to make a costly mistake!
     
  13. ksong

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    correct me if i'm wrong, at the lump there are no flying fish, popping is very limited since top water feeding isnt as furious, jigging depth is less than 200' and there are hundreds of boats anchored in parking lot style fishing, no schooling bft and it's mostly a daytime bite. i think i'm leaving everything at home and bringing just my avet LX setup and a few jigs for snappers & sharks, for yft i'll use capt eddie's rigs..
    I highly recommend to bring lots of jigs when you fish Lumps in winter.
    Thought I haven't caught any yft on jigs on the Lumps in winter, a guy I know from NY had three yft on jigs on the Lumps. While I didn't catch yft, I caught variety of fish like blackfin, bonito, king mackerel, wahoo, snapper and even grouper on jigs. You are going to lose lots of jigs because of king mackerel and wahoo. So bring lots of cheap jigs. I lost about 15 jigs on one day trip. We also caught a few blackfin tuna on poppers.

    86 lbs wahoo caught on a 8 oz hammered diamond jig at the Midnight Lump in winter.
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  14. rtran

    rtran Senior Member

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    This trip is going to be fantastic!
     
  15. lite-liner

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    Nice 'hoo, Kil! maybe this will be the trip I finally get mine!
    Kil, if jigging specifically for 'hoo's, can I use wire, or will it cut down on strikes like on tunas?
    -Brian
     
  16. tngbmt

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    awsome 'hoo Ksong.
    based on a search of earlier posts, i think capt eddie will search for yft and make runs to deeper rigs during winter if the yft bite doesnt materialize at the lump. i'm for jigging up a few groupers anyday. the cinco groupers has been depleted and i'm ready for pulling up goliaths. 5 weeks to go .. brian are you collecting payments yet?
     
  17. lite-liner

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    Ya, just haven't received any yet. y'all get 'em to me so I can reserve the boats!
    -Brian
    BTW, I could use some more grouper/AJ meat, too!
     
  18. rtran

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    payment sent yesterday brian!