Big reels and big rods are a must, unless you put a big reel on a smaller rod. The size of the albicore right now is up from last season, this year we are seeing fish from 20 - 40+ pounds. We were out on Sat and we caught our limits, I gave it a shot with the fly rod but with 3 other conventional fishermen and live bait in the water. It was too much going everywhere, every time I casted I would cross someone's line. So as of right now the Pilot house is finished, all that I need is to pick it up from the body shop and install it. That should be done by the weekend, if not then for sure next weekend. Till then I will wait for my shot at a fly caught albie, I can't express enough how stoked I am that you guys got sum. It did blow wide open in the afternoon around 1:30, from 1:30 to 3pm we boated 20+ ablies with 8 getting released. No room in the fish holds, we had both fish holds plugged. There is nothing greater that seared albies on the grill, but I am ready for the Holy Grail. On a side note they are already catching Yellow Fin and Dodos, if the water stays like it is now we have a great shot of getting the Tuna slam. It would be great to do that on the fly, Bluefin, yellowfin, albicore, and Big Eye. Throw in a dorado and you will have completed the offshore Grand Slam, all that will be left is billfish in So Cal waters. That is probably one of the hardest things to accomplish in SC, but I am yearning to get out with my bros. Till then keep keeping on guys, there are enough words to express the respect I have. I wll share a rail anytime with ya'll.
See you out on the pond..........the big pond that is!!!