Suggested Tackle

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 you can call us at (619) 224-6500. We’re standing by to assist you in planning your long-range adventure.

Clothing & Personal Gear

Duffel or soft luggage bag:  Bring a plastic trash bag for dirty and possibly damp clothes storage.
Clothing:  Weather can be hot or cold, so pack for both, a change a day.
Pants                       Sweats (night wear)
Shorts                     Sweat shirt
Shirts                       Undies
Hats                        Warm jacket
Bath towels            Wash cloth
Socks                      At least a pair a day

Rain gear:   Seldom needed, but appreciated when called on.
Foot wear:   A pair of comfortable rubber boots and two pair sneakers, good footing is a must.
Toiletries:   Shampoo, soap, razor, tooth brush, etc.
Seasick medication:   Check with your doctor or pharmacist.
Camera and film:   Plenty of film.
Polarized sun glasses:   Neck strap to prevent falling in the water.
Sunscreen:   A must and waterproof is best.
Rubber gloves:   will help you at end with your catch.
Entertainment:   Books, writing material and your favorite DVD movies.
Rod belt:   A personal choice either a leather cup type or a hard pad with a kidney harness will work.
Pliers:   Side cutters or dykes
Photo ID and Passport:   Passports are required on all trips.

Basic Tackle for 1- to 3- day trips

RODS & REELS
25 / 30 lb live bait outfit
40 lb live bait outfit
50 / 60 lb live bait outfit

TERMINAL TACKLE
Hooks: Eagle Claw L118 Mag – bronze or Mustad 94150 or 94151
2 dozen each size – 2, 1/0, 2/0, 4/0, 5/0 ( check sizes for your trip)
Casting and Fish Traps lures: These vary from time to time, check what is hot at the time you’re going.
Trolling feathers: 1 each – Zuker Mexican flag, Zucchini, Black & purple
Leader material: 25 / 30 and 40 lb fluorocarbon

Basic Tackle 4- to 6-day

RODS & REELS
25 / 30 lb live bait outfit
40 lb live bait outfit
40 / 50 lb yoyo outfit
50 / 60 lb live bait outfit
80 lb trolling /dropper loop

TERMINAL TACKLE
Hooks: Eagle Claw L118 Mag – bronze or Mustad 94150 or 94151
3 dozen each size – 2, 1/0, 2/0, 4/0, 5/0
1 dozen size 7/0
Weights:
1 dozen-¾ oz. and 4 – 2oz. sliders
3 each –  8oz., 12oz., 16oz. Torpedoes
Casting lures: 4 – 6x jrs in blue & white, scramble egg, dorado, blue & chrome
These vary from time to time; check what is hot at the time you’re going.
Trolling feathers: 1 each Mexican flag, Zucchini, Black & purple
Trolling lure: 1 cd 18 or cd 22 Rapala
Squid jigs: 2 in your favorite size and color
Leader material: 25 / 30 lb, 40 lb, 50 lb fluorocarbon
Swivels: ½ dozen – 4/0 black McMahon
Mackerel rigs: 2 size # 4 or # 2
1 heavy rig for scads

Basic Tackle 7- to 10- day

RODS & REELS
25 lb live bait outfit
30 lb live bait outfit
40 lb live bait outfit
40 / 50 lb wahoo / yoyo rig
50 / 60 lb live bait outfit
80 lb trolling /dropper loop

TERMINAL TACKLE
Hooks: Eagle Claw L118 Mag – bronze or Mustad 94150 or 94151
3 dozen each size – 1, 1/0, 2/0, 4/0, 5/0, 7/0

Circle hooks: Eagle Claw 2004 or 2005- bronze
1 dozen size 9/0 ( Cows )

Big game hooks: 3 each Mustad 7691 size 7/0 & 9/0
Weights:
1/2 dozen-¾ oz.
4- 2oz. sliders
4 each – 4oz., 8oz., 12oz., 16oz. Torpedoes

Trolling feathers: 1 each Mexican flag, Zucchini, Black & Purple

Trolling lure: 1 cd 18 or cd 22 Rapala with heavy duty hooks singles or double

Squid jigs: 2 in your favorite size and color

Leader material: 25 / 30 lb, 40 lb & 50 lb fluorocarbon

Swivels: 1 dozen – 4/0 black McMahon

Mackerel rigs: 2 size # 4 or # 2
1 heavy rig for scads

Wahoo gear:Sharp  hooks!

Casting lures: 3 – Raider jigs
3 –  Bombs
4 – 6x jrs or UFO 5 in blue & white, scramble egg, dorado, blue & chrome
These vary from time to time; check what is hot at the time you’re going.
Treble hooks are good for Yellowtail & singles are a must for Wahoo and Tuna.

Trolling lures: At least 1 Marauder or Flash Dance with  wire trolling harness
1 Catchy Tackle magnum jett-wired

Wire Leaders : 12 each size

2/0-4/0—40 lbs & 60 lbs