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Islander Charters Sportfishing: Tackle List for 2 to 5 Day Trips

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These multi-day trips are scheduled June through November. Trips of this length will usually fish between 100 and 300 miles south of San Diego in the waters off Baja Mexico. These trips will take you to such areas as San Martin Island, Guadalupe Island, San Benito Island and Cedros Island. Targeted species include Albacore, Yellowfin, Bluefin, Bigeye and Skipjack Tuna, Yellowtail, Dorado, Calico Bass and Rockfish.

Rod and Reel Combos

SportfishingRig #1 - Light Small Bait
Line Size: 12-20# Mono
Rod Size: 196-7 or 270-7
Reel Size: Penn 145, Accurate 197X, Newell 220

Rig #2 - Small Sardine Bait
Line Size: 25-30# Mono
Rod Size: 670, 870 or 970
Reel Size: Penn 500, Accurate 870XN, Newell 332

Rig #3 - Large Bait
Line Size: 40# Mono
Rod Size: 660 or 610
RSportfishingeel Size: Accurate 665X, Penn 113H (4/0), Newell 338

Rig #4 - Jig Fishing
Line Size: 50# Mono
Rod Size: 6465H or 610
Reel Size: Accurate 665X, Penn 113H (4/0), Newell 533 (5.5)

Rig #5 - Large Bait/Bottom Fishing
Line Size: 60# Mono
Rod Size: 665H or 6460H
Reel Size: Accurate 30, Penn114H (6/0), Newell 546 (3.3) or Shimano TLD30

Rig #6 - Trolling
Line Size: 80# Mono
Rod Size: 6455XXH w/roller guides
Reel Size: Platinum Twin Drag 50W 2 Speed, Penn 50S International or Shimano 50TI

SportfishingTerminal Tackle Suggestions

  • 50 ea. Live bait Eagle Claw hooks - 8/0, 6/0, 4/0, 3/0, 2/0,1/0, 1, 2, 4
  • 20 ea. Splitshot sinkers - 1/4 and 1/2 oz.
  • 10 ea. Rubbercore & sliding sinkers - 1/4, 1/2, 1, 1-1/2, 2 oz.
  • 10 ea. Torpedo sinkers - 4, 6, 8, 12oz.
  • 10 asst. Heavy yo-yo jigs w/treble hooks (Tady, Ironman, etc.)
  • 5 asst. Trolling feathers w/double hooks
  • 10 ea. Bait catchers with #2 hooks
  • 5 Squid jigs (assorted sizes)
  • 2 lb. spool Monofilament line - 20, 40, 50, 60, 80# (Izorline - blue or clear).

GOOD LUCK AND GOOD FISHING FROM SHANE SLAUGHTER, JOHN CONNIFF, AND THE CREW OF THE ISLANDER