WinterTrips

12 – 23 day winter trips

Our winter trips actually start in mid-November and targeted species are Wahoo and Yellowfin Tuna up to 400#.

We will be fishing Hurricane Bank, 980 miles from San Diego, and the Buffer Zone of the Revillagigedo Islands. These trips do fill quickly so try to plan your trip well in advance.


PERSONAL GEAR

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 free to call us at (619) 226-8030.  We’re standing by to assist you in planning your long-range adventure.

PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP – YOU MUST HAVE A PASSPORT!  Due to Homeland Security requirements, all passengers, and crew members, must 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 Fisherman?s Landing)

* 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 DVD’s, 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 16 to 23 day trips

RIG #1

Line Size 200# Spectra (750 yards) topped with 25 feet of 150# or 200# Mono
Reel Size Accurate 50W, Penn 50SW, Penn 50S, or Shimano TL50W LRS,
Rod Size 6455XXH or 760H Cal Star Grafighter

RIG #2

Line Size 200# Spectra (800 yards) topped with 25 feet of 135# Mono
Reel Size Accurate 50W, Penn 50SW, or Shimano Tiagra 50W

Line Size 200# Spectra (700 yards) topped with 25 feet of 125# Momo
Reel Size Accurate 50, or Penn 50S
Rod Size 6465XH or 760H Cal Star Grafighter

RIG #3

Line Size 200# Spectra (800 yards) topped with 25 feet of 100# Mono
Reel Size Accurate 50W, Penn 50SW, Shimano TLD50 LRS

Line Size 200# Spectra (700 yards) topped with 25 feet of 100# Mono
Reel Size Accurate 50, or Penn 50S
Rod Size 6465XH, 6460XH, or 760M Cal Star Grafighter

RIG #4

Line Size 130# Spectra (700 yards) topped with 25 feet of 80# Mono
Reel Size Accurate 30 (2-speed,) Penn 30S, Penn 20T (both 2-speeds,)
Shimano TLD 30 (2-speed,)
Rod Size 6465H, 6460H, OR 760M Cal Star Grafighter

RIG #5

Line Size 130# Spectra (700 yards) topped with 25 Feet of 80# Mono
Reel Size Accurate 30 (2-speed,) or Shimano TLD30 (2-speed)
Rod Size 6465H or 760M Cal Star Grafighter

RIG #6

Line Size 80# Spectra (700 yards) topped with 25 feet of 60# Mono
Reel Size Accurate 12 (2-speed,) Shimano TLD10 (2-speed)
Rod Size 6460H, 6465H or 760L

RIG #7

Line Size 50# Mono
Rod Size 670H, 6470, 6465H or 700H Cal Star Grafighter
Reel Size Accurate 665H, Accurate 12
Penn 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 Size 40# Mono
Rod Size 655H or 670
Reel Size Accurate 665, Penn 4/0, Newell 533, or Newell 338 

RIG #9

Line Size 30# Mono
Rod Size 670 or 870
Reel Size Accurate 870, Newell 338, Penn 555, or Shimano 20/40

RIG #10

Line Size 15# or 20# Mono
Rod Size 270
Reel Size Accurate 870, Newell 229 or Daiwa SL20

RIG #11 CLIPPERTON ONLY


Line Size 200# Spectra (700 yards) topped with 25 feet of 200# Mono
Rod Size 6455XXH or 760H Grafighter
Reel Size Accurate 50W, Penn 50SW, or Shimano Tiagra 50W

* Preferred brands of rods are Cal Star, Cal Star Grafighter, Seeker Black Steel Graphite and Seeker Classic E Glass.
* All reels should have light weight aluminum spools.  Accurate and Newell are best.
* Preferred brand of line is Izorline (blue only)
* Preferred brands for Spectra line are Line One or Blackwater
* Preferred brand of Flourocarbon is Blackwater

 

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.


TERMINAL TACKLE

HOOKS

Mustad 94150, Bronze Finish

Size:6/0 Quantity: 36

Mustad 7691 Big Game

Size: 8/0 Quantity: 10
Size: 9/0 Quantity: 10
Size: 11/0 Quantity: 10

Mustad 76915 Big Game

Size: 12/0 Quanity: 10
*A must for big baits

CIRCLE HOOKS

Mustad 39965D

Size: 16/0 Quantity 10

Super Mutu

Size: 5/0 Quantity: 15
Size: 6/0 Quantity: 15
Size: 7/0 Quantity: 10

Mustad 39960

Size: 20/0 Quantity 10

MACKEREL CATCHING RIGS

Owner Octopus (4 Hook Rigs & 2 Hook Rigs)
* 8 #4 Hooks, 20 lb. with 4 hooks per rig for Caballitto?s

SQUID CATCHING RIGS

2 Mid or Large size (May come in handy)

LEADER & BACKING MATERIAL

* 50 yards of Flourocarbon in 90lb, 130lb, 150lb & 200lb. Plus appropriate sleeves Preferred brand is Blackwater.
* All reels for big Tuna (100b+) should be equipped with at least 3/4 spool of 130lb or 200lb Spectra backing. Preferred brands are Line One or Blackwater.

LINE

1 1 lb. Spools of most commonly used: 100#, 80#, 60# & 50# Blue only.

SINKERS

Torpedo 8 4oz, 8oz, 12oz, & 16oz.

CASTING LURES – SALAS, TADY, HOPKINS & BURNS BOMBS are our favorites.

Small heavys with single forged hooks. Assorted colors: Chrome, Bronze anodized, Purple, etc. Quantity: 12 Total
Catchy Tackle or Burns Bombs (assorted colors) Quantity: 4 Total
PL68 (White or Glow in the Dark – make sure they have a 7691 Hook) Quantity: 3

TROLLING LURES

Catchy Tackle Magnum Jett Quantity: 1 Total
Marauders or Yozuri Bonita Plugs. Best colors are: Black/Orange, Purple, Chrome/Tiger Quantity: 2 Total
Jet Head type Lures (16oz) Quantity: 1 Total
10/0 Mustad 7691 Hooks Quantity: 3 Total

TROLLING STRAP

WIRE

27# Seven Strand 1 30ft Spool (A-1 Sleeves)
40# Seven Strand 2 30 ft. Spools (A-2 Sleeves)
60# Seven Strand 2 30 ft. Spools (A-2 Sleeves)
90# Seven Strand 2 30 ft. Spools (A-3 Sleeves)
275# Seven Strand 2 30 ft. Spools (A-7 Sleeves)

No Mono-coated wire

WIRE SLEEVES

A-1 Seven Strand 50
A-2 Seven Strand 50
A-3 Seven Strand 50
A-7 Seven Strand 50

1 pair Crimping Pliers (Hi Seas are best)

RINGS – Heavy duty welded wire type

Size 5 20
Size 7 20

SWIVELS

4/0 McMahon (Black) Quantity: 2 Dozen
2/0 McMahon (Black) Quantity: 2 Dozen

TACKLE BOX

Wood, Plastic or Soft-Pacs to store your Tackle.

 

Terminal Tackle can be purchased onboard, at Tackle Store prices!

 

WE LOOK FORWARD TO THE OPPORTUNITY TO WELCOME YOU ABOARD!

ROYAL POLARIS & SHOGUN
2838 Garrison St.
San Diego, CA 92106
Phone (619) 226-8030 – Fax (619) 226-8092

VISIT OUR WEB SITES FOR DAILY REPORTS
www.royalpolaris.com
www.shogunsportfishing.com

FOR MORE LONG RANGE INFORMATION, VISIT OUR FRIENDS AT:

SDLONGRANGE.COM
http://www.sdlongrange.com

TAKA’S TACKLE
2707 W. Lincoln Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92801
(714) 527-2920
http://www.takastackle.com/

FISHERMAN?S LANDING TACKLE
2838 Garrison St.
San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 221-8506
http://www.saltwatertackle.com

HI’S TACKLE BOX
3141 Clement St.
San Francisco, CA 94121
(415) 221-3825
e-mailto: histackle@aol.com