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Islander Charters Sportfishing: Tackle List for 6 to 8 Day Trips

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These multi-day trips are scheduled October through November. Trips of this length will usually fish between 300 and 750 miles south of San Diego in Baja Mexico waters. These trips will take you to the Uncle Sam Bank, Alijos Rocks, the 23 Fathom Bank and the Thetis Bank. Expect to catch Albacore, Yellowfin, Bluefin and Bigeye Tuna, Wahoo, Dorado and Marlin.

Rod and Reel Combos

SportfishingRig #1 - Light Small Bait
Line Size: 15-20# Mono
Rod Size: 196-7 or 270-7
Reel Size: Penn 145, Accurate 197X, Newell 220

Rig #2 - Small Sardine Bait
Line Size: 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
Reel Size: Accurate 665X, Penn 113H (4/0), Newell 338
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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: Penn114H (6/0), Newell 546 (3.3) or Shimano TLD30, Accurate Platinum Twin Drag 50 2 Speed

Rig #6 - Large Bait
Line Size: 80# Mono
Rod Size: 6460XH or 655XH w/roller guides
Reel Size: Accurate Platinum Twin Drag 50W 2 Speed, Penn 50S International or Shimano 50TI

Rig #7 - Trolling
Line Size: 100# Mono
Rod Size: 6455XXH w/roller guides
Reel Size: Penn 50SW International or Shimano 50W, Accurate Platinum Twin Drag 50W 2 Speed

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. Circle Hooks - 2/0, 4/0, 6/0, 8/0, 12/0
  • 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.
  • 1 ea. Spool Braided Wire - 30, 40, 60, 100, 175#
  • 20 asst. Barrel Swivels (black)
  • 10 asst. Barrel Swivels Snaps
  • 100 asst. Crimps and Crimping Tool
  • 20 ea. Welded Rings (assorted sizes)
  • 10 asst. Heavy yo-yo jigs w/treble hooks (Tady, Ironman, etc.)
  • 5 asst. Trolling feathers w/double hooks
  • 5 ea. Wahoo bombs (assorted styles & colors)
  • 15 ea. Surface jigs (assorted styles & colors)
  • 3 ea. Marauder Trolling jigs (bright colors)
  • 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)
  • 1 ea. Hook Sharpener

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