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7-11 day spring and fall trips

These trips are an exceptional value.

Target species are Yellowfin tuna, Bluefin tuna and big yellowtail at Alijos Rocks along with Grouper & Sea Bass on the 23 fathom spot.
The early July trip quite often catches some of the early season Wahoo at Alijos Rocks.


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.

* 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 would be 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 a 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 along 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.

* PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP – We do not clear customs on these trips. However, you will be officially visiting a foreign country. Every passenger must have a valid passport.

* 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 & REELS

RIG #1

Line Size 200# Spectra (800 yards) topped with 25 feet of 100# Mono
Rod Size 6465XXH or 760H
Reel Size Accurate 50W, Penn 50SW, or Shimano 50W

RIG #2

Line Size 135# Spectra (700 yards) topped with 25 feet of 80# Mono
Rod Size 6455XXH or 6455XH With Roller guides
Reel Size Accurate 50, Penn 50 International, or Shimano 50

RIG #3

Line Size 80# Spectra (700 yards) topped with 25 feet of 60# Mono
Rod Size 6465H or 760M Cal Star Grafighter
Reel Size Accurate 20, Shimano TLD30, Penn 30T (all 2 speeds)

RIG #4

Line Size 50# Mono
Rod Size 6465H, GF700H, or GF700XH
Reel Size Accurate 665H, Accurate B-Z 870 Penn 4/0 with Yellowtail conversion Kit, Newell 540 or 533, with 4:6 gear ratio

RIG #5

Line Size 40# Mono
Rod Size 665H, 670, or 610
Reel Size Accurate 665, Accurate BZ-870, Penn 555GS, or Newell 533

RIG #6

Line Size 30# Mono
Rod Size 670, 870, 865XH, or 970
Reel Size Accurate 865, Penn 500, Newell 338, or Shimano 30 Trinidad

* 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 of spectra 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. Your favorite California saltwater Tackle Store can assist you in comparable products if you so desire. If you need the name and phone number of a reputable Tackle Store near you, please call us.


TERMINAL TACKLE

HOOKS

Mustad 94150, Bronze Finish

Size:1/0 Quantity: 24
Size:2/0 Quantity: 24
Size:4/0 Quantity: 48
Size:6/0 Quantity: 48
Size:9/0 Quantity: 24

Mustad 7691 Big Game

Size: 7/0 Quantity: 10
Size: 9/0 Quantity: 10

CIRCLE HOOKS

Mustad 39965D

Size: 16/0 Quantity 8

Super Mutu

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

MACKEREL CATCHING RIGS

Owner Octopus 4 Hook – Model #5525-075 Quantity: 6

SQUID CATCHING RIGS

2 Mid or Large size (May come in handy)

LEADER & BACKING MATERIAL

* 1 leader wheel (30ft) of 150lb Izorline, or Maxima

LINE

1 1 lb. Spools of most commonly used: 30#, 40#, 50# & 60# Blue only.

SINKERS

Sliding 2oz,4oz Quantity: 5 Each
Torpedo 4oz, 8oz, 12oz, & 16oz Quantity: 5 each.

CASTING LURES

2 Each Catchy Bombs Single Hook
3 Each 6X Jr. Heavy Chrome Single hook
3 Each Blue/White Single hook
3 Each Scrambled Egg Single hook

Several brands can be used with outstanding results. Salas , Burns Bombs, Tady and Hopkins are our favorites. For Tuna and Wahoo, single hooks are a must. Trebles are fine for other fish such as Yellowtail. When deciding on lures, it is sometimes best to wait and consult the personnel at Fisherman?s Landing Tackle Department, prior to your trip. They have current information and know what’s working.

TROLLING LURES:

Catchy Tackle Larch Jett 1 Each
Zuker or Sevenstrand Clones (Albacore Size) 1 Each
Zucchini 1 Each
Marauder or Flash Dancer (Single hook) 1 Each
S/S Double Hooks 2 Each

TROLLING STRAP

WIRE

27# Seven Strand 1 30ft Spool (A-1 Sleeves)
40# 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 24
A-2 Seven Strand 30
A-3 Seven Strand 30
A-7 Seven Strand 24

1 pair Crimping Pliers (Hi Seas are best)

RINGS – Heavy duty welded wire type

Size 5 24
Size 7 24

SWIVELS

4/0 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